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Old Nov 29, 2010, 11:00 AM
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Video! Video! Video! Video! Video! Video! Video! Video!

and please we want to see the landing on the street !!!
Flying above Ground zero.
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Old Nov 30, 2010, 10:42 PM
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Trappy, I am so surprised that some hidden missile battery near the statue of liberty didn't blow you out of the sky when you got close. With that said...

Congratulations! That was crazy.
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 12:32 AM
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New York City (2 min 36 sec)
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 12:42 AM
no gap is too 'small'
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the cops at the end of the video is just priceless!
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 12:50 AM
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wahooo
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 01:09 AM
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Cool vid Trapps.Thanks for sharing so when you coming to South Africa (here we dont have park rangers in fact we dont even have a police force)
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 01:41 AM
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That's crazy cool from Trappy as usual.

Those are buildings not mountains. You can't Trappy a building.
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 02:42 AM
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Whooohou.. Another future winning video of fpv-community video competition!!! Respect.
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 02:54 AM
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Crazy video trappy, why were you in new york in the first place?
I saw your screen grab from the statue of liberty and thought nah, he will never do that.
But than I started thinking this is TRAPPY !!!!
And then I saw the vid. You are one crazy person hahha.


This was all done with the eagle tree osd of course I would think. Because that's the only osd that can give you enough information and is reliable enough.
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 03:01 AM
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correct hugy. We even had the RTH because of the "towers of doom". And we switched to 15.3GHz for video because - as we all know - flying on 2.4GHz even in small cities in the USA is completely impossible.

Ok, enough of the bs ... still the same setup, next time we go there we might have to switch video frequency for longer range (2 miles+) and we'll need to use a wider band for hopping on the UHF, as the Empire State Building has about 140 antennas on it, most of them transmitting broadband wifi and video (460MHz) which reduced our range a bit.

I went to NY to do FPV. Last-minute complications turned it into a "city trip" but I took the plane along nonetheless.
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 03:21 AM
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awesome video! Now i got the next challagne for you: Go to washington and fly past the window of the oval office when the president holds a speech
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 05:24 AM
Crash land!
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Nice vid. How did you pack the Zephyr and all your gear?
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 05:26 AM
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we made a special carton box for it, and filled it up with EPP bricks to keep the plane safe. a few "Fragile" stickers later we checked it into the check-in luggage as 2nd bag and that's it. the ground station, R/C, goggles, etc. was in the regular suitcase.
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 05:31 AM
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nice.
any problems with the lipos/security?
Did you have to carry them on?
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 05:32 AM
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No, lipos are not allowed as carry-on! you need to check them in. we called the airline prior, they said the lipos are fine as check-in - you should call them too if you want to travel with your R/C plane. they can tell you all about it.
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