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Old Dec 13, 2010, 02:30 PM
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I never posted in the other... so here are my 2... well - 1-1/4 really.

The EasyStar is really starting to show its age. The wing has been broken, the nose crushed and split, the tail broken, managed to cut most of the way through the tail spar... it takes a beating! I figure I have over 200 hours of FPV stick time with it. It's coming in for a complete overhaul soon.

Multiplex EasyStar
Stock Tiny S servos for control surfaces
Thunderbird (CC) 54a ESC
CC 10a BEC
E-Flite 6 Series motor with a 6X4APC
Futaba 168DP rx with the antenna doubled
Enlarged rudder
A few cooling cutouts
CF stips on each axis (and used to reinforce where I broke the wing)
Cutout on the bottom with hatch
ReadyMade pod for the video gear
DPC480 camera
3300mah 3s
Sander LC Filter
900/500 mhz
HS65 servos
2dbi antenna

I will be upgrading the servos to HS65's as well for the control surfaces. The overhaul will also include a 1.5w 900mhz Vtx, an inverted V antenna, EZUHF 433 control.

The FunJet is a work in progress. I don't have all the parts yet - but the basic setup will be:
5.5 x 4.5APC prop
2700kv inrunner
10a CC BEC
CC 36a ESC
3300mah battery
HS65 servos for the control and pan (no tilt)
RMRC 520 camera
900/500 vtx - antenna undecided

I have a CF wing spar and a cf strip running along the belly

I may end up moving to 1.2g video - but I want to see the limits of the 900 gear.

Both in the hangar

Finally the work in progress ground station. Basically a Pellican case with the tracking module up top - I will be using the Immersion tracker as well. It will either have a Yagi or a Bi-Quad. I may put the yagi on a tracker and fix the bi-quad on the case - both running through an Oracle diversity.
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