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Posted by Eternalflight | Dec 06, 2012 @ 08:42 PM | 2,980 Views
Slowly working my way into night flight....and loving it


DECEMBER SUNSET, "FLOWN WITH DRAGON LINK" (4 min 51 sec)



Ken
Posted by Eternalflight | Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:11 PM | 2,462 Views
TOUR OF GRAFTON ILLINOIS (5 min 6 sec)

Posted by Eternalflight | Oct 30, 2012 @ 11:51 PM | 2,893 Views
NEW SEASON OF SLOPE SOARING "ST. LOUIS STYLE"



MILLS MALL SLOPE (4 min 8 sec)

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Posted by Eternalflight | Oct 04, 2012 @ 12:41 AM | 2,673 Views
Posted by Eternalflight | Oct 04, 2012 @ 12:22 AM | 2,484 Views
Posted by Eternalflight | Sep 28, 2012 @ 04:12 PM | 2,587 Views
We had a chance to fly over on the Illinois side at the Chain of Rocks Bridge. With the water down on the Mississippi we flew from a large sand bar. First video, more to come with use of Bixler and the Scout Bee.
FPV CHAIN OF ROCKS BRIDGE (2 min 59 sec)

Posted by Eternalflight | Sep 18, 2012 @ 06:25 PM | 2,580 Views
Hope to be able to help again sometime. Great club! Lesson learned ! Next time I will use my GPS cordinates on my OSD once loaded to PC. Then punch it into a Garmin / i phone, and walk directly out to the plane. Less damage to crops.

FPV RECON MISSION....DOWN IN THE BEANS (10 min 28 sec)

Posted by Eternalflight | Sep 18, 2012 @ 05:46 PM | 2,503 Views
Less time working has led to more time working around the house and more time at the lake.
FPV Windy Air Boat. 5.8Ghz 600mW Emmersion with just the goggles and Go Pro video out.
FPV WINDY "LET'S GET WET!" (3 min 11 sec)

Posted by Eternalflight | Jul 29, 2012 @ 10:10 AM | 2,524 Views
Following a path at park was a little bit of challenge, but going to the track and trying to keep it at a certain speed and height, was ugly. Need more practice.
FPV 6061 TRICOPTER (2 min 41 sec)

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Posted by Eternalflight | Jul 08, 2012 @ 10:26 PM | 2,688 Views
Very enjoyable stay at Thousand Hills State Park. My family enjoyed the cabins, boating, swimming, and fishing for our 4 day stay.
I was very impressed to see how well the Restaurant, boat rental and the rest of the facilities were taken care of. The restaurant, you must try. Fantastic!
" I'm looking forward to going back."

Flown with the Tricopter V 2.5..FPV. GO Pro2 camera, Dragon Link, Vtx 2.4Ghz

Thousand Hills State Park (3 min 27 sec)

Posted by Eternalflight | Jul 08, 2012 @ 06:01 PM | 2,676 Views
DEER BANANZA (2 min 59 sec)


"I just want to fly" What was I thinking! We've been in drought conditions for months now. And for the Fourth of July all fireworks were band in our area.
You might see me in the shadows of the trees. It was 106*/ 40 celcius at 1930 hrs. Brutal!
Flown FPV with the 6061 Tricopter, 2.4Ghz controls and Immersion 5.8Ghz Vtz. Go Pro with Sunex lens
Posted by Eternalflight | Jul 08, 2012 @ 05:57 PM | 2,488 Views
Slope Soaring at Long Branch Lake

LONG BRANCH LAKE (2 min 46 sec)


On our drive up to Thousand Hills Lake for our mini vacation we stopped and checked out Long Branch Lake in Macon Missouri. 20 years ago I would come to this lake with members of Mississippi Valley Soaring Association in the Fall months and fly our slopers from the dam.
Before I flew I noticed I had a huge mayfly on my shirt sleeve. Soon after my first toss, a bazillion Swallows joined me in flight "the Mob affect"
Never seen so many!
Posted by Eternalflight | Jun 10, 2012 @ 09:11 PM | 2,758 Views
FPV SCOUT BEE, "Sweet as Honey" (5 min 0 sec)

*Two thermal rides...1:34, 7:30
*3 Miles achieved, my longest FPV flight so far...4:30
*Some hang time with Turkey Vultures...5:24
*HD video clips towards the end...9:03
* Loop and roll, with inverted flight, first for me because the Scout Bee can....10:45
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Posted by Eternalflight | May 31, 2012 @ 09:22 PM | 2,682 Views
Looking for FPV pilots in the St. Louis Area. I will travel couple hours on the weekend if we can spend most of the day flying.

COAL RUN THROUGH PACIFIC (5 min 18 sec)

Posted by Eternalflight | May 27, 2012 @ 01:05 AM | 3,293 Views
Looks like a great plane to fly. Enjoying the build so far. At this point I have some of the FPV gear installed. I will be covering the wings ...partially with NS 3 mill. in the weeks to come.
Posted by Eternalflight | Apr 30, 2012 @ 12:40 AM | 2,613 Views
Chipped a prop on the first flight...sorry for the jello
I have flown slope for many years in a small town of Fults Illinois. The hill is a Bluff, and as you can see every hill in the Mid West is covered with trees. Two weeks ago my buddy and I were racing our slopers on the hill. We collided on a turn. I was able to fly it out down to the farm land. My buddy flew off back into the hill. We spent several hours looking for his plane. I went back with the FPV Tricopter for a search of it, and had some fun.
If your interested in slope soaring check out my video #64 "Nose into the wind"

FPV FULTS (4 min 11 sec)

Posted by Eternalflight | Mar 02, 2012 @ 12:40 AM | 2,971 Views
Some slope action
NOSE INTO THE WIND (4 min 33 sec)

Posted by Eternalflight | Feb 04, 2012 @ 01:19 PM | 2,553 Views
Tri V2.5 with Paris 4.0 for FPV


Working on getting this in the air for FPV 2/3/2012
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Update: First Flight ........."failed" Broken arm, 2 props. 8' off the ground, did a violent roll to the left like it was possessed
I decided to build the V2.5 Tri with the Paris 4.0.
with this Tri I did not add the Cap, and I went with Spektrum AR500 receiver.
Yaw servo, I went with Hitec HS-5085 (digital servo).
Testing in the garage (rain past couple days) all was well. Then yesterday afternoon, no rain and I took the Tri for a spin out front. Well! for hole 3 minutes everything was great.
The Tri did a violent roll to the left from 8' in the air into the cement road Breaking one arm and couple props. "Major Fail"
Well since my Dragon Link came in the mail the other day I installed the DL receiver and then added the Cap to the Paris board. Then decided to change out the servo with analog, Hitec 85MG. I think on one thread of the V2.5 "go with digital", but then I thought that Paris really does not go well with a Digital.
I am ready to test ...but now more rain

Update: 2/5/2012:
Well I did get to test my Tri today. Did pretty good and flight times around 15 minutes. Wow! I was amazed 3 cell, 2200mah. The flight looked pretty good except when viewed on the Go Pro...lots of jello.
Went and rebalanced the blades, tried again. Then went back and did props one more time and motors this time. Still jello, but not as bad.
My last resort for the day was to put the 3 blade props on, purchased from MultiWii.
These props are a miracle. I was now pleased with the video test.
LIBERTY PARK (3 min 25 sec)

Posted by Eternalflight | Jan 30, 2012 @ 10:51 PM | 2,792 Views
FPV, WARM WINTER DAYS (3 min 16 sec)