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Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 18, 2013 @ 08:04 PM | 3,324 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 | 2,937 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 | 2,766 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 | 2,856 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)

...Continue Reading
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 11, 2013 @ 08:20 PM | 2,848 Views
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 10, 2013 @ 11:19 PM | 3,265 Views
Possible Motors:

Omega 130
http://www.3dhobbyshop.com/Omega-130...r_p_15517.html

Exceed rocket 3020-860kv
http://www.hobbypartz.com/86mb27-rocket-3020-860kv.html

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
http://www.subsonicplanes.com/Motrolfly_Motors.html

Motorfly motors (Australia - $5 extra shipping to NZ)
http://www.scmodels.com.au/electric-motors/index.html

EF Torque 2814/820 motor
http://www.extremeflightrc.com/html/torque.html

Hengli W3542-850
http://www.bestvaluerc.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=351

AX AX3715-820
http://www.bestvaluerc.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=308

Hacker A30 16M Motor V2
http://www.espritmodel.com/hacker-a30-16m-motor-v2.aspx

Hacker A30-10XL
http://adchobbystore.com/Hacker-A30-...otor_p_37.html

Scorpion SII-3020-890KV
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...FYlfpQodGUMAzA

SK3 3542 1000kv (KV is getting high)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_Motor.html

SK3 3542 800kv (4s)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_Motor.html

Dualsky 3542EA-5 950kV
http://www.dualsky.com/pro_list_for....lid=146&id=502

Dualsky XM3542CA-6 940
http://www.dualsky.com/pro_list_for.asp?sid=119&id=292


Scorpion 3020-780
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_Motor.html

Turnigy G10
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...html:rolleyes:

SERVOS:

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

Speedy:
TurnigyAE-45 - 6v programmable
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...less_ESC_.html

Turnigy AE-65 6v programmable
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...hless_ESC.html
MORE INFORMATION:

Groovejet's Info Thread on 48"s
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1678035
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 02, 2013 @ 09:37 PM | 3,882 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 | 2,480 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 | 2,699 Views
Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 16, 2012 @ 12:18 AM | 2,266 Views
Crak Pitts Day 3 (2 min 3 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 09, 2012 @ 10:08 PM | 2,559 Views
Great bird even on the first flights
Crack Pitts Maiden 3s (4 min 33 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 07, 2012 @ 04:48 PM | 1,966 Views
A nice straightforward build.
8x4.7
12A HK Blue series ESC
460 Nanotech 3s
26gm Crack Series outrunner
Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 04, 2012 @ 01:30 AM | 2,091 Views
A nice upgrade. First flight with this motor combo
Skywing Wattaplane Edge 540 (4 min 16 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Nov 24, 2012 @ 05:07 PM | 1,958 Views
Took a few shots on completion. Let's see how long they can stay in good shape
Posted by uptime4downtime | Nov 23, 2012 @ 12:52 PM | 2,274 Views
Very first two flights uncut, with commentary. A fantastic maiden day. A keeper
RC Factory 48" Sbach Maiden (13 min 33 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Nov 21, 2012 @ 11:57 PM | 2,266 Views
Maiden day. Impressive airframe
Skywing Wattaplane Edge 540 Maiden (5 min 36 sec)