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Archive for August, 2006
Posted by teccer1234 | Aug 28, 2006 @ 08:27 AM | 3,368 Views
my first rc planes,got the easy glider but found it a bit twitchy to learn on so then bought an ez*, different thing altogeather.

use them both for ap, usually video as I find at my stage of learning I find the playback usefull to see where I'm going wrong
Posted by teccer1234 | Aug 24, 2006 @ 10:31 AM | 2,943 Views
the camera I'm using is a Sony W50, 6 mega pixel, stills + video the video can be set to tv hd but you only get 12 mins of film before you have to download it to the PC so I normally set it to standard which gives me about 45 mins of watchable video

the cam is fired with a mini servo glued to the front of the camera and connected to No 6 ch on the rx


Posted by teccer1234 | Aug 22, 2006 @ 03:45 PM | 3,068 Views
I spent almost 2 weeks changing everything there is to change in a ez* to try to stop my motor cutting out and loosing all control of the plane. I had many suggestion from the forum to solve the problem but only 1 person suggested outside electric interference.

at the end of 1 flight the ever present onboard video was still running for a while as I was walking to collect it, on playback all was silent except for the sound coming from somewhere inside the ez* of and electric fence ticking away and the servos trying to activate.

checking over the hedge I found an electric fence keeping the cattle in, next day went to another field away from fences, all performed perfectly.........all this after fitting a new motor........new esc.........new rx.....new xtals.....changing the tx, plus a large repair on the fuse when all control was lost at 50ft at the time being flown by an expert flyer

be warned check for electric fences..............aparrently overhead power lines have no effect as it's a continuous current with cattle fences it's a pulse