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Old Sep 12, 2010, 10:28 AM
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Chicagoland FPV Flyers

Well, seems like there are a few (and growing) number of us around here. So I figure I'd start a common thread instead of clogging up the chicagoland parkie thread (sorry guys ). Since Chicago is so huge, this can include pretty much anyone in a 2 hr driving radius around the city.

I'd love to hear of where you fly, what you fly, and if we can all come to visit
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 10:37 AM
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So to start, I have a Skywalker for cruising, a Slow Stick for crazy stuff, and a tricopter that's being a pain right now. In the works is a funjet for some REALLY crazy stuff.

I have a few locations. I usually fly my SS from my house since its quiet and can easily t/o/land on my street. A nearby forest preserve, but I've been there less since I discovered how close a small airport is to it (oops), and my favorite is a sod farm that stretches for miles. I do fly in the city occasionally, either at a beach or former meigs field with the guys in the city.
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 01:30 PM
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Adam, you were asking for pictures of my camera placement, you can kinda see it here. I'll take a better picture of it when I get home. GPS is velcroed to the wing

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1569
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 03:40 PM
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Ash, I'm from Saint Louis (Illinois side). Do I sense a Midwest FPV meeting comming up soon? :-P
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 04:40 PM
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quite possibly. I'm hoping to find out who's around here so we can plan something. Seems like there's more of us than I originally thought
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 03:41 PM
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Hey Adam, how that plane coming. Do you think it'll be ready by thursday? I might be kinda busy this weekend, but if you cant do thursday, maybe saturday..
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 04:34 PM
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Thanks for the heads-up, I can't wait to get this thing out.

Thursday's out for me...it's really close hardware-wise, just need to test then glue the camera mount and then setup the rx antennas, oh and now buy and add-in a BEC, but then there's still the wiring and programming stuff that I don't want to rush. Probably the following week
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 04:51 PM
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I visited Venture hobbies in Wheeling over the weekend to buy some RC stuff and spoke to the guy behind the counter for a while and he and some others in that area are FPVing. He said there's some guy up there who's like some sort of FPV wizard...he gave me the guy's RCGroups name but I don't have it right now, so there are probably more FPVers in the area than we think
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 04:54 PM
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BTW: my favorite RC shops in the Chicago area are:

- Al's Hobbies - Elmhurst...good size store with big selection of planes and accessories
- Venture Hobbies - Wheeling...good size store with big selection of planes and accessories
- Strictly RC - Chicago on Lawrence, near Harlem...small store but dedicated to RC with great customer service and experience
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 05:23 PM
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 08:12 PM
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I visited Venture hobbies in Wheeling over the weekend to buy some RC stuff and spoke to the guy behind the counter for a while and he and some others in that area are FPVing. He said there's some guy up there who's like some sort of FPV wizard...he gave me the guy's RCGroups name but I don't have it right now, so there are probably more FPVers in the area than we think
Oh really? well see if they can get on here so we can coordinate something..lol
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 10:59 PM
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Adam here's that picture of my setup you were asking for.
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 11:02 PM
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I'm 3h away at Purdue. I do periodically fly into Campbell, Chicago Executive and hopefully Meigs field airports so maybe I'll bring my FPV plane next time I fly there. I bet the airport crew will be surprised to find a small plane come out of a slightly bigger one.
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Old Sep 14, 2010, 07:09 AM
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Kul- pretty hard to land at an airport that doesn't exist any more- Meigs has been gone for 7 years now.
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Old Sep 14, 2010, 08:43 AM
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New Mayor might just bring Meigs back.
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