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Old Aug 26, 2014, 06:28 PM
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I use an 808 #16 Lens D. You can buy them on eBay - http://www.ebay.com/itm/180937263580

It is a great little camera. Perfect for RC planes because it is light and takes good footage.

Here is the video from last weekend getting chased around by the magpie. There is a little bit of inverted flight and rolls. I'm still pretty new to aerobatics. Unfortunately the battery ran dead so the clip cuts off before my landing.

Ares Gamma 370 - A magpie gives chase while flying at Amaroo field in Canberra - 24/08/2014 (4 min 54 sec)
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 09:27 PM
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Nice flying Hingo!!! I see your progress for sure. Tell the magpies "nice try"! Keep recording and posting..

Next plane... a Nitroplanes.com pop wing maybe???? http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-019-p...f.html

900mm Popwing - 2nd Flight (3 min 46 sec)

Fun plane really!!!

Happy flyin' , Mike
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 09:53 PM
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Next plane... a Nitroplanes.com pop wing maybe????
Unlikely! The postage to Australia costs more than the plane LOL. Looks like it flies nicely though.

I'm interested in getting warbirds. I have a couple of PZ planes set in my sights.
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 10:09 PM
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Unlikely! The postage to Australia costs more than the plane LOL. Looks like it flies nicely though.

I'm interested in getting warbirds. I have a couple of PZ planes set in my sights.
Sorry Hingo... Didn't realize the ridiculous shipping charges... A fail for Nitroplanes.

Hobbyking has the same wing called Tek Sumo... I believe.

I have the Micro T-28 Trojan... You are past that. Maybe the full size T-28???

Keep in mind the aerial footage from a warbird is a bit dizzying...

For aerial footage, the Radian is something you might be interested in... Power up to a crazy high height a glide forever with power off.... Awesome videos... I don't have one yet, but it's just a matter of time...

Again, thanks for sharing your video. I enjoyed it!!!!

Mike
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 11:30 PM
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Yeah I am looking at getting the full size T-28 from Parkzone. I don't have any interest in micros since they don't handle wind well. It is pretty windy all year round where I live. I'll probably pick up another PZ plane like a Spitfire or Corsair.

I'm not too worried about aerial footage as the Gamma does it nice enough for what I want. I am thinking of maybe getting a Bix3 once they get some in the Australian warehouse as a fun plane for video footage and gliding around. The Teksumo looks pretty cool. It is $41 from the Australian warehouse which is not far from me so postage would be cheap.

Warbirds are what interest me the most. I have been a huge fan of WWII aircraft since I was a young kid. Where I live, we have many of the real ones on display in the War memorial. They have a Zero, Lancaster, P-51 Mustang, P-40 Kittyhawk, Mosquito, Sea Fury, Me-163 Komet, Me-262, Bf-109, Mig 15 plus a few WW1 biplanes. Fantastic planes.
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Old Aug 28, 2014, 06:43 PM
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Sounds like the warbirds are your true passion.
They would make some awesome "ground view" videos for you to share with us....

Here is the contraption I use with my Mobius camera, it would work just as well with your 808.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...1&postcount=74

Thanks for recording and sharing your videos...
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Old Aug 28, 2014, 08:29 PM
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Haha nice! I haven't recorded any ground videos because I prefer onboard video but I'll try to get a couple.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 03:19 PM
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Ares P-51 is a great war bird if that is what you were looking for. check it out

Ares RC P-51D Mustang (2 min 36 sec)
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Old Sep 10, 2014, 04:14 PM
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My Gamma 370 with its new tundra tires.

I've been flying my Gamma 370 for about 2 months now. I just recently started flying rc. It was only about 2 weeks, and i had to run over to the hobby shop, and get the aileron upgrade for it. I've been flying pretty much incident free with ailerons for a while now. But I have been hand launching, and almost have to bring it to a stop, to keep it from flipping over on landing. Then the idea hit me, I wish I had tires on it that I could learn to taxi, take off (ROG), actually be able to do a touch and go, and land without flipping over. I thought I could use an airplane to help me further with the transition onto my 60 glow trainer. how could i make wheels to a size i want, extremely light, and from all the stuff around my house. I came up with the idea of using this foam to make a wheel, which i machined the center out of, rounded with my bandsaw, rasp, and sandpaper, (which you can see attempt #1 in the last picture). and then i was stuck on how to make an axle for in the center of it. Then i came up with the idea to machine the center hole, so the original wheel would just press fit into the new wheel. Then i printed up some airplane hubs, glued them to balsa, and put them on behind the original wheels. A couple spots of white glue to hold them on, and TA DA, tundra tires. I put the battery in the plane, and the wheels have not moved the GC at all. I have no clue so far what all this added drag will do just yet, but live and learn. I am busy for the next several days, so it will be about a week till I can get out to try them. I'll post a responce in about a week to let you all know how they worked.
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Hey Davey - Sure does look Cool, like a Bush plane man, nice work~!
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Old Yesterday, 04:43 PM
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Gamma nose protection

I am new to this forum, but it has already taught me a lot about my Gamma 370.

Seems like the weak spot of this particular plane is the stock prop and shaft parts which are very vulnerable to breaking and bending in... er... less-than-perfect landings.

I want to share a few of the mods I made to my Gamma 370 brushed system, in case others want to do the same or suggest further improvements.

Generally, I'm using a shortened shaft, a spacer, a prop saver, GWS props and the stock rubber nose spinner.

Shaft I want to keep it as short as possibly to minimize the likelihood it will bend. Starting with the stock shaft, I put on an aluminum spacer and prop saver (see below) so that it clears the plastic cowl by just a few millimeters, and cut off the rest. This aligns the prop-saver screws right around the end of the threads on the shaft. I flatten the surface of the shaft where the prop-saver screws will seat. I use a dremel, but a small file would also work.

Spacer this is just an aluminum spacer that came from another shaft. It gets sandwiched between the gearbox and the prop saver. The point is to slightly increase the diameter of the shaft between the prop saver and gearbox. I doubt it would do much to protect against hard impact, but it might help a little.

Prop saver - I use a metal prop saver that screws to the shaft. Screws should seat flat against the filed-down area of the shaft. Use blue lock-tight to keep screws in place, and blue thera-band to secure the props.

Props I like the GWS slow-fly props. I pop in one of the little adapters to reduce the diameter of the hole, making sure the diameter fits the diameter of the prop-saver nub (or whatever you call it).

Spinner keeping this on not only looks better but it also adds much-needed padding. I keep it fastened by criss-crossing thera-bands from each of the propeller blades across alternate sides of the spinner, though any rubber bands would work.

This gives a short shaft, reinforced with a spacer for additional width and a sturdy metal prop saver, a prop that will bend upon impact and a spinner that will absorb impact.

This system is far from bullet-proof, but it should go a long way to minimizing the damage from impact to the nose area.

The plane flies great with everything else stock, including neutral trim and 2S battery placed in the middle of the battery hatch.

So far I love this plane!
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Old Yesterday, 07:55 PM
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Does anyone know what radio/receiver the Gamma uses? It look very similair if not identical to that of a Hobbyking/FlySky design. Does it use AFHDS as these others use?
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