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Posted by AussieHoppy | Dec 25, 2013 @ 11:14 PM | 3,658 Views
This would have to rate as one of my all time fave multi vids...

COPTER MOBI (9 min 22 sec)

Love that country, love the tune, love that piloting!
And sometimes nothing beats penetration!!
Posted by AussieHoppy | Dec 16, 2013 @ 03:00 PM | 2,947 Views
The following was a reply to a post asking about specific 5.8 vtx's so I have temporarily cut & pasted here... I am putting together a looong post for newcomers in fpv, to try help out those who wish to try fpv on a budget before they go the "full monty"
RCGroups have kindly granted me "plus" status for helping out others in the past, so I figured I'd spend a bit of time to give back to the RCG community.... we all started somewhere...

The post as it was, for now...

If you are new to fpv, my honest advice would be to keep at 5.8ghz, get it to work & work well... it is the easiest vid freq to play with which is why it is so popular with folk new to fpv. I love 5.8 simply because it works with any rc freq and is as near as dammit to plug n play.
Regarding the TS832/600mw... posted at the Lab earlier this year reported this vTx put out something like less than 400mw or thereabouts on most of the channels, but only channel 34 has the most power, rather disappointing and somewhat overated... but regardless, even at 400mw and as Ket said, you should still be able to achieve an easy 3km or so... let's say an easy 2km because I don't know how good the RC832 vRx, I wouldn't be surprised if the RC305 is still a better receiver. Here's a vid on testing the TS832, thanks to Flykam.
I have bunches of the Boscam 200 & 400mw vTx's & love'em, I think to date the basic RC305 vRx is still the best Boscam vRx due to the sensitivity.
With CL/SPW,...Continue Reading
Posted by AussieHoppy | May 29, 2013 @ 07:28 PM | 3,879 Views
Here's a 4 part video series of the eventual delivery of the OzKopter.

It seems like a millenium ago when Stu (cr2o3 on RC Groups) had posted a simple question as to whether it would be possible to build a reasonable quality quad on a very tight budget.
Stu is a Vietnam Veteran and is rather restricted in mobility, so to be able to pursue his (all of our!) passion of flight, he was considering an alternative to fixed wing RC flight and multirotors offered a lot more convenience given Stu's restricted lifestyle.
From that post was bourne a generous international donation collective, which was started by Gary (Tarro on RCG)... and Gary started in spectacular style by basing the quad on the Naza-M FC... and, well, the perfect choice & quality build is testiment in this video. The Ground Station was built by Doc with more donations, which complimented the quad mounted donated GoPro.
This quad, dubbed the OzKopter, was sent to Stu's residence from Gary in USA. I drove to Stu to help him with his first flight but my knowledge is very limited with multirotors, let alone a decent FC such as the Naza... so I brought the OzKopter home with me and took it to the Doc, who is well versed in Naza FC's, and Doc kindly tweaked the beast and instructed me on the flight controls.
I then drove back to Stu armed with knowledge that I could then guide Stu to fly the OzKopter... and the end result could not have been better- OzKopter flew perfectly at Stu's control.

And the desired result...Continue Reading
Posted by AussieHoppy | May 29, 2013 @ 06:39 PM | 4,068 Views
Here's 3 flights with my Trojan, repowered with an eflite Power15 & MAS 10 x 7 x 3 blade prop.
No special flying, just cruising after a break from flying for several weeks... if not months... details on the Vimeo site

ParkZone T-28 Power15 26052013 (10 min 47 sec)

Posted by AussieHoppy | May 26, 2013 @ 01:25 PM | 3,595 Views
My repowered Muzzy with an eflite Power46

FMS P-51 with Power46 26052013 (8 min 56 sec)

Posted by AussieHoppy | May 11, 2013 @ 06:52 PM | 6,619 Views
Dave Upton put together an instructional video to fly FPV
Intro and 8 part video, part 8 includes a beautiful flight along the Oregan coastline, complete with a fuel-out deadstick crash landing on final heh heh


Part 1:
INCAB-RC Videolink Installation part 1 (9 min 5 sec)

Part 2:
INCAB-RC Videolink Installation part 2 (7 min 23 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by AussieHoppy | May 11, 2013 @ 06:29 PM | 5,690 Views
Project Cyclops RPV was founded in approx mid-1980's by Mr Carl Berry.
He came up with an extraordinary way to fly Remote Piloted Vehicle by using something like a Sega arcade gaming console and converted it to a cockpit complete with joystick, throttle control, even rudder foot bar, all linked to the respective pots of a standard RC controller!

Mr Carl Berry passed away November 2002 at the age of 59.
His son is currently keeping this project alive.
His YouTube channel:
Posted by AussieHoppy | Mar 31, 2013 @ 09:38 PM | 4,768 Views
Yum... simply... YUM!

P-47 Razorback - Moki 400 Radial (3 min 24 sec)

Posted by AussieHoppy | Mar 09, 2013 @ 04:40 PM | 3,862 Views
An insight to piloting a P-40... Liz Needham (NZ) flying her P-40
Imagine how deafening it would have been flying these birds for hours on end...

p40 tga jan 2012 (7 min 6 sec)

Posted by AussieHoppy | Mar 03, 2013 @ 01:07 PM | 4,010 Views
For anyone who needs help

The Flying Rookie's how to learn to fly a quadcopter (35 min 57 sec)

Posted by AussieHoppy | Dec 23, 2012 @ 02:08 AM | 4,437 Views

b16sub Temp, CamRoll, CamPitch
b16mov Out7, Temp
b16add Temp, CamRoll, CamPitch
b16mov Out8, TempTrivial first attempt at vtail camstab mixing. This changes the output on M7 and M8 to the differential with Roll as the dominant ( servos pointing towards or away from each other ).

If it rolls in the wrong direction, invert the roll gain.
If it pitches in the wrong direction, reverse the servo connections.

Many thanks to Crezzee & Brontide for coming up with this simple gimbal, the code, and for sharing with all. Guys like you two are well respected.
Posted by AussieHoppy | Dec 22, 2012 @ 06:48 PM | 4,655 Views
fwiw use a fibreglassing consolidating roller, like the one in the attached pic, an ally/alloy, they make life so much easier and you can roll out the excess resin with ease so not only will the end result be lighter, but it will actually be stronger
Weight WILL increase very quickly if too much resin is used, f'glass does get heavy if you aren't conscious of the fact
that said, this SSS can actually do with a bit more weight up fwd

i'm certainly not about to try and tell anyone how to suck eggs lol but here's a quick basic way to epoxy fibreglass, pretty much the same principal for repairing a boat...
~first give the epo foam you wish to f'glass a light sanding. this is important for two reasons... most epo finishes these days have a smooth wax like finish- epoxy wont stick to that at all, and you do want it to stick, you dont want the foam structure underneath to be able to move around so unless you are wrapping the foam but rather just repairing a spot, Polix is correct, it will peel off eventually. Also it will help the resin bind to the foam by having a mechanical key with the resultant scratching from the sanding. Sand until all the shine has been removed.
~then, preferably with the lightest epoxy fibreglassing cloth you can get, cut out the cloth to exact size patches for the work you wish to do, and when they are all cut out, number them with a marking pen so you know which order & where they need to be applied to the airframe
One layer will protect the...Continue Reading
Posted by AussieHoppy | Nov 03, 2012 @ 08:02 PM | 4,664 Views
Not my video, but I would luuurrrve to fly formation such as this

Star Sky 2012 (3 min 24 sec)

Posted by AussieHoppy | Sep 08, 2012 @ 06:50 PM | 4,360 Views
Dave, this is brilliant vid footage brought together with awesome editing.
Something I aspire to.

FPV - Team Echelon - In My Dreams (4 min 26 sec)

Posted by AussieHoppy | Aug 29, 2012 @ 01:37 AM | 4,985 Views
Posted by AussieHoppy | Aug 10, 2012 @ 05:53 PM | 5,016 Views
This guy has achieved in making some awesome fpv footage, yet flies only LOS... from top of buildings to flying from a hat air balloon... very nice piloting skills

No Risk No Fun- crazy horst (7 min 49 sec)

Posted by AussieHoppy | Jul 22, 2012 @ 05:45 PM | 5,174 Views
This has to rate as one of the best fpv vid footages I've seen, gorgeous scale fpv

FPV Air2Air Hydroplane (4 min 19 sec)

Posted by AussieHoppy | Jul 22, 2012 @ 05:35 PM | 4,985 Views
Stumbled onto this vid, a pretty good effort at edf formation flying

FPV aerobatic team (5 min 34 sec)

Posted by AussieHoppy | Jun 07, 2012 @ 04:04 AM | 5,588 Views
Just gorgeous...

Mustangs formation flight (7 min 1 sec)