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Posted by uptime4downtime | Apr 09, 2013 @ 12:57 AM | 3,749 Views
crack yakking (5 min 8 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Apr 09, 2013 @ 12:56 AM | 3,772 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 | 3,698 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 | 3,821 Views
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 24, 2013 @ 01:02 PM | 4,440 Views

2205C 1400Kv



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 | 3,981 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 | 3,437 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 | 3,692 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 | 3,331 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 @ 12:33 PM | 3,134 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 @ 01:28 AM | 3,236 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)

RC Factory 48" Sbach KE Spins (0 min 35 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 11, 2013 @ 08:20 PM | 3,231 Views
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 10, 2013 @ 11:19 PM | 3,735 Views
Possible Motors:

Omega 130

Exceed rocket 3020-860kv

Sunnysky 2820-800 (4s?)

SunnySky 2820 KV 920
14x7 ESC (6v capable):
Programming Card

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:

TurnigyAE-45 - 6v programmable

Turnigy AE-65 6v programmable

Groovejet's Info Thread on 48"s
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 02, 2013 @ 09:37 PM | 4,243 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 @ 07:51 PM | 2,828 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 @ 12:12 AM | 3,182 Views