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Posted by antigravitycake | Jan 06, 2013 @ 07:25 AM | 2,134 Views
im selling a complete FPV kit i purchased from this site

http://onlyflyingmachines.com/product/fpv-mlr/

3-5km range, camera, video transmitter and reciever, GPS, OSD, patch antenna and a low pass filter for 2.4ghz users

this includes a pair of fatshark dominators which i purchased for 220

here is the listing:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2711339799...84.m1555.l2649
Posted by antigravitycake | Jan 04, 2013 @ 03:35 PM | 1,324 Views
i see other people using it and it hovers with no input effortlessly. ive configured it, everything is plugged in, it flies, esc range has been set and everything works fine except it flies very unstably like a poorly made helicopter, it takes off straight up, and then it will drift in any random direction, i try to correct it and it will drift somewhere else. ive tried adjusting the gain pots but it doesnt seem to make any difference.

i held the quad in my hand and throttled up, it resists me tilting it but will eventually drift in a certain direction until its tipping very far. ive tried trimming but it still does it.

how can i fix this? there is a fair bit of viberation from the motors but its not too bad
Posted by antigravitycake | Sep 21, 2012 @ 06:29 AM | 1,462 Views
hoping for atleast a 1.5m wingspan and looking for something along the lines of a fighter jet, commercial or warbird. anything that looks nice and built for RC. id like a fairly big hefty model that cant be bodged by the wind as i fly fpv. thanks all.

p.s. can be balsa with vacuum formed parts, or premade. or a foamie. as long as i can stick my own stuff in it (motors mainly, wanted to use high end stuff)
Posted by antigravitycake | Sep 20, 2012 @ 03:57 AM | 1,450 Views
id like to make it a custom size. does anywhere sell parts with different length booms, motor suggestions etc
Posted by antigravitycake | Sep 19, 2012 @ 10:03 AM | 1,424 Views
im buying the scorpion y6 copter and extending the arms and building a custom fuselage for it. i really need a powerful match for 6 propellers that are 7x4.5. i would like specific names of a motor and esc which ill be using 6 of. the copter will weigh around 2kg

the reason i want small props is so they fit inside a shroud. thanks for any help.

if you cant help is there any calculations i can use to make a good match up?
Posted by antigravitycake | Sep 16, 2012 @ 01:34 PM | 1,456 Views
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...#ht_623wt_1397

they are the props, id like to build a Y6 copter and id like a good motor, esc set up. i can afford higher quality motors. the platform is for FPV and with a hunter killer foam fuselage from terminator so the whole thing will weigh around 2kg. thanks for any help. also, a calculator would help if you have a link
Posted by antigravitycake | Sep 12, 2012 @ 01:57 PM | 1,432 Views
i would like to make a ufo like this except without the wings down swept i would like them flat bottomed like a flying wing. i would like it to have a flat underside. would i be right in saying the COG would be just forward of the middle? i plan on having around a 1,5m wing span and made of balsa with a carbon support beam.

note most of the surfaces will be smooth and details painted on, minimal gaps and spaces unless for detachable parts

power plan was with a 120mm 10 blade changesun edf and 6s lipo. with an LED unit for effect (nav lights and an afterburner)

my idea for the control surfaces are normal ailerons, and for the elevator using thrust vectoring because the thrust output is further back to the main wings.

the aerofiol i was going to use was semi-symetrical, for reasonable landing speed but will that give too much lift at high speed? suggesions needed plz

as for retracts ive yet to find heavy duty ones, i might have to fashion my own.

ive done a lot of homework on RC parts, aerodynamics etc and would like some suggestions from the pros. i plan on first building a 70mm edf prototype out of depron first to test made from low cost parts. thanks all
Posted by antigravitycake | Sep 10, 2012 @ 04:02 PM | 1,565 Views
hi all, im searching for 600 size helicopters, and i was wondering if there was anything cheaper than a trex 600e fbl, but as far as i know align make the highest quality helicopters, and i plan on having this heli very long term. should i go all out and get a high end trex 600? or is there something cheaper but just as good quality and stable on the market? (if it has a flybar i plan on getting a stabilization system) im looking for a heli where its easy to get the rest of the stuff, right size motor, esc etc. kit or rtf, artf doesnt matter as long as i know exactly what to buy with it, its stable, high quality and performs well
Posted by antigravitycake | Sep 10, 2012 @ 12:54 PM | 1,486 Views
looking for the most complete kit i can find, also, what is more stable, FBL, or flybar with stabilization system?

thanks
Posted by antigravitycake | Sep 07, 2012 @ 01:50 PM | 2,223 Views
im going to learn to fly rc helicopters and im starting small. ive done a lot of research and would like to eventualy fly a trex 600.

the thing im stuck on is whether to buy a flybarless system or a swashplate system with a stabilization system, that little box of gyros. or would i be able to attach the stabilization to the FBL helicopter? because intuition tells me there is no point because the FBL system uses gyros anyway? whats the best option for me?

FBL, flybar and gyro system, or FBL and gyro system?

sorry if i sound like a noob the most advanced thing ive flown is a honeybee king 3.
ive flown plenty of 3d on a sim before if it helps.
Posted by antigravitycake | Sep 07, 2012 @ 04:47 AM | 1,470 Views
i was looking for a balsa kit to build as a little project, preferably edf with a wingspan of atleast 1.5m. all ive been able to find is a Bae hawk but id like something a little bigger. i would like to eventually fly it in first person. the edf doesnt matter so much but i was looking for something modern like an F22 or f16. maybe even a commercial airliner. any help would be appreciated.
Posted by antigravitycake | Sep 04, 2012 @ 11:05 AM | 1,716 Views
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...30mm_ARF_.html

this one to be precise. i have a lot of experience in an rc simulator under different conditions and using many different aircraft, performing many stunts including knife edge, inverted flying and hovering. the reason i would like this aircraft is because i believe the trainers are limited in 3d capability and performance and i would get bored very quickly . is this suitable as a first aircraft for someone with only digital experience even if i fly gently at cruising speed??

thanks in advance for any answers.
Posted by antigravitycake | Sep 01, 2012 @ 06:14 AM | 2,058 Views
is there any fpv gear that transmits anywhere near hd quality video footage to very high resolution goggles? whats the highest end fpv gear? looking for a range of maybe 3 miles. id very much like to know despite the price. thanks all
Posted by antigravitycake | Aug 31, 2012 @ 07:46 AM | 1,883 Views
i realise EDFs are designed with high speed in mind and it would be like trying to make a car go up hill in 5th gear, but have any EDF units been released based on hovering as well as thrusting forward? or would i have to simply get a motor and 8" 3 blade prop and build my own cowling?
Posted by antigravitycake | Aug 27, 2012 @ 01:23 PM | 1,694 Views
i will soon have a lot of money due to an inheritance and was hoping to get into fpv. i was going to start without the fpv and learn to fly from the ground and i wanted to start with an intermediate/advanced plane like an airliner or edf jet. i have had a lot of experience on an rc sim performing hovers and knife edges using all manner of aircraft from cessnas to deltas in windy conditions, thermals etc.

i understand in a simulator i wont have that gut wrenching adrenaline i will have in the field but i think i will have the basic flight characteristics nailed by the time i get the plane, i also plan on buying a flight stabilisation box. i fear i will get bored with the basic characteristics of a trainer aircraft but ill take all the advice i can get from you more experienced guys.

thanks for any answers