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Posted by uptime4downtime | Sep 14, 2013 @ 05:25 PM | 3,232 Views
Thanks JetPlaneFlyer for coloring the schemes. Tested them all, and as we all expected, the green flew the best
Precision Aerobatics Ultimate AMR - Colour schemes RealFlight 6.5 (3 min 0 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Sep 14, 2013 @ 06:02 AM | 2,915 Views
Just a small nod to a classic - two classics if you are counting, three if you include the plane :-)
PA Ultimate AMR -- Portal Version (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Sep 14, 2013 @ 02:37 AM | 2,324 Views
I got desperate so while waiting for the real thing, I resorted to realflight 6.5
This RF model seems to emulate what I've seen of the flight envelope of the real Precision Aerobatics AMR:
PA Ultimate AMR (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Sep 11, 2013 @ 04:00 AM | 2,224 Views
Trimming tips from Ultimate AMR review (credit: Chris Jewett)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1024897

  • Start from a clean slate with all surfaces centered, and set the stock battery pack so that it half covers the holes in the front of the battery tray.
  • Using a deflection gauge, and make sure there is enough throw on the control surfaces of 45 degrees or more in both directions and that the travel is equal in both directions.
  • Take off, and trim to fly level at half throttle, and then head into the wind to trim the rudder so the plane flies dead straight.
  • Climb high, and kill the throttle. Just before or at stall, point the nose straight down, and take your hands off the sticks. If it starts to pick the nose up, then it's nose heavy, and the battery should slide back. If it tucks under, it's tail heavy, and the battery should slide forward. The idea is to experience power off trim/CG changes as the plane accelerates through a full range of flying airspeed. You should do this a few times with each setting, each time changing the airplane's angle to the wind if there is any.
  • Now trim out the knife edge pitch coupling: roll to knife edge, observe what happens, adjust the elevator mix and repeat until it's tracking straight. Do this for both left and right knife edge. As per instructions, the AMRs need to counteract a little tucking to the gear when trimmed to fly level (or straight down in this case).

Posted by uptime4downtime | Sep 11, 2013 @ 03:45 AM | 2,270 Views
Just took possession of the Mobius ready for some summer filming. First short test clip at 1080 on hatcam. Happy with default settings and colour at this stage. No effects/sharpening added. I expect this to get a lot of use shortly with three builds to complete including Multiplex Parkmaster, Crack Laser, New Crack Yak, and possibly completion of the red scheme Telink SU-29
Mobius keychain camera test 1080 Telink Yak 55 (0 min 41 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Aug 23, 2013 @ 04:50 PM | 2,917 Views
Mixing and Setup Tips - Credit for PDF: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=44

Rate Tips: Credit: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=132

Credit for Combined PDF: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=272

First, I used 4 rates with my Slick and a lot of 3d planes. More the heavier ones. Ailerons get a bit too fast.

First rate is low. this is for imac stuff. Do not usually use much. THis is the one to give up if only 3 position switch. I use a dx18 and an futaba 18mz. they both have more available rates.

2nd rate is a snap rate. this is slightly higher elevator often and rudder (all are individual to the plane to make it snap well) then fast ailerons to provide the snap roll rate to look good. I fly this like my low rate on many planes. Need 3d-like expo for ailerons to do that.

3rd is 3d rates. OFten full deflection rates like on EF planes with 60 degrees of elevator make the plane look crappy in slow rolling harriers for instance and hovering. The expo at the end is just too dramatic. So I find a nice rate like 40 to 45 degrees to smooth them out. Same with huge rudders.

4th is a tumbling rate to get everything out of all surfaces when banging the sticks around.

High throw like 60 degree elevator setup. EF, or 3dhs on some. This is how I set it up. From 63" MXS

FM1 - IMAC - AIL-40% / 25 EXP ELEV- 18% / 20 EXP RUD - 30% / 20 EXP
FM2 - Snap - AIL-70%...Continue Reading
Posted by uptime4downtime | Aug 02, 2013 @ 03:44 PM | 3,151 Views
ARM - we dont recommend arm by switch - reason - it's a waste of 4 possible switch positions other than off - if you have 2*3 ways switches - use them for other stuff below
ANGLE - this activates the Accelerometer - self leveling mode - (was called LEVEL or ACC before) - its a beginner mode used for hovering - we dont recommend you Fly in this mode - its designed for hovering directly above your position - where it's otherwise difficult to see small attitude changes. Its useful for FPV take off and land IF your experienced - do not use this for your first noob maiden take off as it confuse you - the acc is sensattive to 0.1 tlt and will rev the props on the downhill side like buggery until its gets its 0.1 offset sorted - its a required mode for RTH
HORIZON - this is a cool new mode - when the cyclic stick is near the centre the Acc is activated - but when you want to fly fast forward or even do Acrobatic flips - then its gyros only - love this new mode!
BARO - be sure to cove rthe BARO with black felt - this prevent erroneous barometric pressure waves from speed or wind and also blocks lights entering the BARO - use this mode to hold Altitude - 2.2 is the first open source release of this code to combine AccZ (G readings) with BARO info and provides a 300mm height hold in a well setup scarab
MAG - Compass or heading lock - be sure you have 1500 setup as the RC Tx Rudder - then when the rudder or yaw stick is centred - engage MAG - this will lock the heading. We dont...Continue Reading
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jun 16, 2013 @ 02:52 AM | 2,675 Views
Foam friends
Posted by uptime4downtime | Apr 09, 2013 @ 12:58 AM | 3,498 Views
crack yak mini (2 min 58 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Apr 09, 2013 @ 12:57 AM | 3,363 Views
crack yakking (5 min 8 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Apr 09, 2013 @ 12:56 AM | 3,361 Views
In honour of my 3d foamie obession, here are my latest series of videos:
Hucking the Telink Edge 540 (3 min 30 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Apr 09, 2013 @ 12:44 AM | 3,316 Views
In honour of my 3d foamie obession, here are my latest series of videos:
Hucking the 48" SBACH (7 min 21 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 25, 2013 @ 06:23 PM | 3,392 Views
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 24, 2013 @ 01:02 PM | 4,014 Views
CYak:

2205C 1400Kv
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=28166

SUNNYSKY X2204 1480KV
http://www.hobbydream.com/sunnysky-x...or_p13744.html

Sbach:

AXi 2814/16 12x3.8 SF

Prop Balancing

I get the blades to balance. then turn the prop vertical. If it falls to one side I note which side of the hub goes down. Then turn back to vertical with the opposite blade up and if the same side of the hub goes down noted previously then that's the heavy side of the hub. I've added as little as a few hardened drops of CA up to some very small steel washers CA'd to the light side of the hub. When fully balanced you should be able to move the prop into any position and it will stay there. Then balance spinner
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 23, 2013 @ 10:13 PM | 3,549 Views
Here's just a short vid (with a little prop saver action! - plane still performs, even with my stripped aileron servo). Loved it! First time on the sticks with it, so fingers in training
Crack Yak Mini Maiden (1 min 33 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 21, 2013 @ 01:15 PM | 3,013 Views
This is why I love foamies. Right off the bat, fly superbly and with confidence. Got a lot of attention at the park today. Even with a weak motor, did a great job. Popping in an Omega 72 on 11" shortly.
Telink Yak-55 maiden day (4 min 9 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 18, 2013 @ 08:04 PM | 3,297 Views
Love my yaks, and love my Telinks. Never too late for another to come off the production line:
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 17, 2013 @ 03:46 PM | 2,907 Views
Rolling Loop with TX Overlay Realflight 6.5 Tom's Gas Extra 300L[/URL]

Three rolling loops - I added some slomo and the TX overlay as well.
Rolling Loop with TX Overlay Realflight 6.5 Tom's Gas Extra 300L (2 min 16 sec)