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Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 21, 2013 @ 02:15 PM | 3,198 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 @ 09:04 PM | 3,472 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 @ 04:46 PM | 3,094 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)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 14, 2013 @ 01:33 PM | 2,923 Views
Made my first FPV landing on my EZ*. Great fun in the rain and a crosswind.
First FPV landing (2 min 13 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 13, 2013 @ 02:28 AM | 3,007 Views
Attempting KE spins on a couple of models:
Crack Pitts & RC Factory 48" Sbach
Crack Pitts Knife Edge Spin testing (3 min 9 sec)

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Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 11, 2013 @ 09:20 PM | 3,015 Views
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 11, 2013 @ 12:19 AM | 3,467 Views
Possible Motors:

Omega 130

Exceed rocket 3020-860kv

Sunnysky 2820-800 (4s?) http://epbuddy.com/index.php?main_pa...roducts_id=187

SunnySky 2820 KV 920 http://epbuddy.com/index.php?main_pa...roducts_id=188
14x7 ESC (6v capable): http://www.quantumhobby.com/product-p/b-ztw65asbec.htm
Programming Card http://www.quantumhobby.com/product-p/b-ztwescpc.htm

Motrolfly 2815-950 (possibly the perfect power plant)
60A esc min on 14" - run 13x6.5 prob best

Motorfly motors (Australia - $5 extra shipping to NZ)

EF Torque 2814/820 motor

Hengli W3542-850

AX AX3715-820

Hacker A30 16M Motor V2

Hacker A30-10XL

Scorpion SII-3020-890KV

SK3 3542 1000kv (KV is getting high)

SK3 3542 800kv (4s)

Dualsky 3542EA-5 950kV

Dualsky XM3542CA-6 940

Scorpion 3020-780

Turnigy G10


Digital Solar Servos: D654's - 6v & D658 on elevator
Tip for solar servos: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1704763

TurnigyAE-45 - 6v programmable

Turnigy AE-65 6v programmable

Groovejet's Info Thread on 48"s
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 02, 2013 @ 10:37 PM | 4,041 Views
Flew my quad with a simple FPV pod on the front, bit of crash protection for the camera, and little more pool noodle for visual on top. Flew with a 3000mah, and a 2200. The 2200 went pretty fast. Was flying over very safe area, so gave it a little range push and flew well beyond visual, knowing if I lost contact, I was over safe area, and already flying pretty low. All good, with decent range on the HK 5.8 200's with patch. Bluebeams coming along with diversity unit for a bit more omni

Excellent experience.

Few short seconds of takeoff:
First solo FPV - I'm hooked! (0 min 49 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 29, 2012 @ 08:51 PM | 2,633 Views
Here's my very first FPV platform, for dedicated video flying. What could possibly go wrong?

I guess time will tell, but this Easy Star has been doing nothing, and I have spare equipment, so time to try it out, somewhere very, very remote.

Two wearable groundstations, 5.8 patch, which I will try to keep orientated on the plane. Pretty basic, but the airframe is quite sturdy, with good power.

Might try my first FPV this week. Spotter? I don't have one, but I wouldn't mind one. I will be sure to be over unpopulated farm land the entire first few flights.
Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 21, 2012 @ 01:12 AM | 2,893 Views
Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 16, 2012 @ 01:18 AM | 2,409 Views
Crak Pitts Day 3 (2 min 3 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 09, 2012 @ 11:08 PM | 2,689 Views
Great bird even on the first flights
Crack Pitts Maiden 3s (4 min 33 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 07, 2012 @ 05:48 PM | 2,117 Views
A nice straightforward build.
12A HK Blue series ESC
460 Nanotech 3s
26gm Crack Series outrunner
Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 04, 2012 @ 02:30 AM | 2,210 Views
A nice upgrade. First flight with this motor combo
Skywing Wattaplane Edge 540 (4 min 16 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Nov 24, 2012 @ 06:07 PM | 2,101 Views
Took a few shots on completion. Let's see how long they can stay in good shape
Posted by uptime4downtime | Nov 23, 2012 @ 01:52 PM | 2,411 Views
Very first two flights uncut, with commentary. A fantastic maiden day. A keeper
RC Factory 48" Sbach Maiden (13 min 33 sec)