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Old Dec 29, 2006, 04:11 AM
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Started off with a EZ* RTF (fig.1)...w/ MicroWireless VideoPod under the wing...(fig.2). Learned to fly RC with it. Got about 40 min of flight time per charge with 2500 mAH NiMH's.

Video Pod was good enough to fly around the "patern". Also gave me a decent cue to turn around, if I got too far when it started to drop out.

Eventually upgraded (fig.3) w/ 480 motor, 6 X 4 Prop, 1800 mAH LiPo, 30 A Jetti ESC, pan, and new radio...about 35 min flights...bit shorter but a lot more responsive.

Radio set-up: Normal 4 Ch set-up, with Cam pan on Flap Pot.

I separated the Video Pod's cam from the Tx. Cam on the pan servo (fig.4). Tx mounted on the tailboom (fig.5).

I fly using this "geek box" (fig. 6). It's a portable DVD player...Hanging around my neck, it gives me a calculated FOV of around 25 deg...I'm able to "look up" and see my plane.

Involuntarily retired, when I tried to go far. Logged about 8.5 FPV hrs and 32 FPV landings.

Currently upgrading:
Getting a new EZ*. Brushless + LiPos, Bigger Video Tx. 90deg FOV Cam.
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