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Posted by nakelp86 | Jul 09, 2012 @ 11:11 AM | 6,859 Views
Simple 2 pcs wing joiner

Originally the joiner was introduced on RC groups by Ira several years ago.
Since many of you guys have Skywalker and struggle with one piece wing this is a great option to make two piece wing.
I am using this connections for last 6 years and never had a nasty surprise.
All you need are CF arrow shafts, arrow aluminum inserts, 0.158" piano wire, 0.158" drill and your choice of glue.

Cut the wire to the desired length.
Drill through aluminum inserts to enlarge existing hole so your music wire fits easily.
Cut off the wide part (flange ) of the insert.
Determine how deep the insert will go in to the arrow shaft. I actually use two inserts one at the end of music wire and the other with flange at the end of the arrow.
apply the glue around the insert and push it to the desired depth in the arrow shaft.
Use the flanged inset to prevent arrow splitting.

Since Skywalker wing has two spars, there is no way it will ever fold in flight....Continue Reading
Posted by nakelp86 | Jul 08, 2012 @ 03:17 PM | 4,535 Views
Colliers field (3 min 57 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | Jul 08, 2012 @ 03:01 PM | 7,680 Views
Decided to start this for all interested, Please feel free to add your set up details and
only dry facts here, PLEASE.

This is to be tailored as this thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1494373
My current EZ* set up:

Total weight 38oz.

Motor Turnigy B2835 -2200Kv
Prop APC 6x5
ESC - CC 35 Amp
Servos - Tower Hobbies (blue) 9g
Flight Battery : 3S 2200 Mah
RC RX - Micro JR R610M 72MHz

FPV set up:

VTX - 2.4Ghz (Black Widow) 5V
Cam: Fatshark RC922CAM 5V
Antenna: Inverted V
OSD - Remzibi with heat sink mod.
UBEC - DPCAV 5V regulator
Vid Bat. 2S 800Mah
Posted by nakelp86 | May 31, 2012 @ 09:27 PM | 4,220 Views
another short run from yesterday

New place (3 min 59 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | May 31, 2012 @ 08:25 AM | 4,059 Views
its been a while since last video so here is another one


rain , rain (5 min 9 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | Jan 24, 2012 @ 09:18 PM | 4,848 Views
too cold too fly,
got something else to do with my new toy

FPV Rock Crawler (3 min 8 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | Dec 17, 2011 @ 10:21 PM | 4,749 Views
short story :-)
Adam didnt charge his Gopro, my key chain HD recorded 2 min of video each flight LOL, and all is stitched up to make some no sense movie LOL
But it was lots of fun regardless.

Untitled (5 min 36 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | Dec 17, 2011 @ 08:53 PM | 4,654 Views
another fun day

Great day to fly (6 min 11 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | Nov 27, 2011 @ 01:45 PM | 4,952 Views
Spent over two hours editing (cutting, pasting rearranging to fit the music) I had one more segment to do of the whole video and got windows error and all this work was gone in a second.
Got pissed off and stitched this. Its short so there is not much to fast forward

for avarage attention span LOL (1 min 1 sec)


comments are always welcomed
Posted by nakelp86 | Oct 25, 2011 @ 09:54 PM | 5,934 Views
Here is my version of great air intake to keep all the OSDs and everything inside the fuse nice and cool.
Posted by nakelp86 | Oct 09, 2011 @ 01:58 AM | 4,318 Views
I hate crowds, well, just few people with kids asking questions and letting kids go wild when I am flying.
I had to fly by monitor since the little guy almost shot down the ground station
LOL.

Up and down the beach (3 min 57 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | Sep 27, 2011 @ 11:44 PM | 4,603 Views
I think I am liking cruising around low, now looking at the video I am getting silly thoughts ( comes from my windsurfing days LOL)
what if, next time I just hit the wave do the tabletop loop and keep flying

Just cruising around the beach (4 min 27 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | Sep 27, 2011 @ 10:37 PM | 4,295 Views
I know for some it is nothing to brag about but up to date this is my best ever video reception. So Im all happy.
Great day of flying.
GREAT DAY (2 min 50 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | Sep 23, 2011 @ 01:18 PM | 3,930 Views
Kind of bored today since its raining buckets I decided to make long past due mod to my ugly Liberator. My idea is to have as few cables as possible, so I made "nice" connector for video cables, now I can just clip Liberator to the belt/pants or anything else and have one cable only to distance myself from the main GS case.
Posted by nakelp86 | Sep 19, 2011 @ 11:04 PM | 4,061 Views
One of the ten videos I made today.
Video issues again, but great FPV day regardless.

nice day to fly (2 min 18 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | Sep 01, 2011 @ 09:08 PM | 3,987 Views
Just tested new location and bingo :-)
way better video

New location (3 min 5 sec)


But Remzibi still going nuts at 2:19 (home arrow).
Posted by nakelp86 | Jul 31, 2011 @ 08:42 PM | 4,226 Views
Tried Alex's Blue Beam antenna set and unfortunately lost the plane. Recovered it later in one piece except broken elev horn.
Picture was pretty bad from the start but video went out in about 300ft on goggle flight. Dont really know the cause but suspect the antennas. Will get another test with different VRx and see what happens.
Seams like they were tuned for different channel??
Need more testing .
This video is LOS flight before I went on goggles to see if I can see anything with these antennas. Forgot to press record button AGAIN for the goggle flight

http://vimeo.com/27132509

while testing my new recorder same thing happened when I lost the plane.
Apparently there is nothing wrong with Alex's antennas, also my Vtx works OK. This was run on the table with inverted V and CP.
Next suspect would be the OSD.

http://vimeo.com/27402584
Posted by nakelp86 | Jul 17, 2011 @ 06:13 PM | 3,671 Views
Had a great, short session flying with kevinv033, it was to windy to try anything fancy but fun, regardless.
Since the video link was good I tried new recording device, and had few surprises, like skipping frames, freeze frame, but I think that could be just slow SD card.
Experts are invited to comment :-))

Better video link today (Sunday??) (7 min 29 sec)