Posted by vvV FANG Vvv |
Aug 25, 2011 @ 04:56 PM | 2,608 Views
Lost the Easystar last Sunday!!
I started out that day following a dry creek bed from near the launch site and also climbing, i was trying a new thing of climbing at a lower rpm, and mind you this is a porky easystar with a turnigy 2700kv inrunner (380 type), so the climb rate wasn't huge. I kept the creek bed in view until i got near the silo's then headed over to try and make the intersection on the .. road. I thought i was getting close to the intersection but with the camera angle i was probably still back a few hundred meters from it. The 1km high is only a rough estimate, i had previously calculated that the cloud base was around the 1200m mark and i was still a long way off that so my 1km might be an over estimate, might have only been 6-700m. and at the time the wind was ESE and around 21km/h! I remember it was fairly windy and i had thought that i should of nearly been able to glide all the way back with the wind.
Id say the camera lead then became unplugged because the vision just went black. I first thought it might have been too low for the uphill slope in front of me so i went to climb for a few seconds, then I noticed i still had the onboard sound (its built into the vtx) so i tried circling in a glide until i could the wind noise was at its least so it might blow it back towards me a bit ...and i also gave it some gas for a few seconds to try and push it back closer. I took the goggles off and unplugged the earphone to see if i could see or hear it,...Continue Reading
I've recently had a few discussions with an individual on this site who has let's just say made a real goose of himself.
There was the threatening PM messages, and a whole lot of drivel.
It got me thinking about how some people just seem to get too caught up in on-line forums to the point they seem to loose the ability to stand back and see just how much time they invest in such pursuits.... and more importantly loose the ability to see just how big of an idiot they can look.
Some people it seems also try and make up for what must be a sad and sorry personal life by making vain threats and basically trying to hurt or upset others.
Most people will see this a mile off... except the sad and sorry individual that has become so obsessed with being "right" they can never see just how wrong they might be.
At the end of the day discussion forums should not be taken that seriously, as there is more to life than text on a screen.
I do love my forums, i think it's a great way to communicate with others that share a similar passion, but at the end of the day i do like to log off and get back to reality.
For those like the sad individual i mentioned, don't forget to take the time to smell the roses so to speak... and don't loose sight of yourself in a jumble of text that is here today and forgotten tomorrow.
Posted by vvV FANG Vvv |
Feb 26, 2010 @ 03:03 PM | 3,995 Views
This is the first EasyStar Challenge, the 30 Second Gliding event.
The idea is to set your Radio's timer to 30 seconds then activate the timer and launch the plane. Once the timer counts down the 30 Seconds the power to the motor is cut and the objective is to glide for as long as you can on the height you have gained.
In a previous attempt i have achieved 7.10 seconds, but i didn't have it on video.
Ideally it would be good to have an onboard camera for this so others can listen to the motor run.
But this is intended as a fun challenge that anyone with a Easystar can participate in, and if you don't have an on-board camera or any other camera to record your efforts please still post your times.
The idea is to fly from a flat site, ie slope soaring is not included.
If you are lucky enough to hook into a thermal, fantastic!
Please also include as many details as you can about your plane such as motor battery esc, prop and weight.
Below is my video, which shouldn't be hard to beat.
Easystar with Thyphoon 3w 3000kv, 5.25x4.75 prop, Flightmax 2200mah 3s Lipo, 40 Amps Plush esc.
Havent weighed it yet, camera Flycamone2.
There is two catergories (Stock and Brushless) but there will also be two other classifications confirmed vid and no vid. This is not to say no vid entries are any less valid, and im not sure if anyone would want to upload or watch a gliding movie over 10 minutes. Its all about fun and an honest personal challenge so no point in fudging.
In order of duration (click vid status for links to original posts)