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Old Dec 15, 2014, 05:38 AM
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FPV Spanky on the Rocks

Hi All,

We got permission to fly around a local active gravel quarry, no workers were on site during the weekend so we had the opportunity to check it out and have a fly around the all the equipment.

This video was filmed back in September while the weather had a break from the rain and wind. The site is used to create fine gravel and aggregate for local businesses and has been active many decades.

The location would be so good to have Mini FPV Quad races around all the equipment, there is even a track behind this location that would be an excellent advanced course for the later races with a 50meter high incline on the straight.

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FPV Spanky Active Gravel Quarry (4 min 34 sec)
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Old Dec 15, 2014, 11:53 AM
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Nice flying. What are you using for a FC?
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Old Dec 15, 2014, 02:27 PM
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Nice flying. Would love to have a spot like that to fly.
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Old Dec 15, 2014, 04:49 PM
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Cheers both, good to hear from you

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Nice flying. What are you using for a FC?
In the Spanky is a Acro Naze32 using the latest Baseflight on stock PIDs and rates
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Old Dec 17, 2014, 04:56 AM
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Here are some Photo's taken by my spotter on this day...

The area was covered in fine dust...


Which made for some great trails of dust when at speed...


After the small tumble into the stinging nettles I realised a few magnets had come loose in the ZMR1804 motors which can be easily fixed with super glue...


Lucky I had the tools with me...


Use No.9999 for zip ties, as a spreader for superglue. Once I found the magnet, just remove it and clean the section where it sits and then apply a thin layer of superglue...


After that, rebuild the motor and its back in the air for another attempt...


A rare spot, a caged Spanky...


No one like to see these animals caged, they should be allowed to roam free among the trees...
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Old Dec 17, 2014, 06:41 AM
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I don't think I ever saw a quad with different number of props in the front and rear
Awesome flying by the way.
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Old Jan 05, 2015, 08:57 AM
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I don't think I ever saw a quad with different number of props in the front and rear
Awesome flying by the way.
Cheers for your comments Avt

Good spot on the probs, I ran out of 2blade props once while flying very close proximity in an old mine ruins and thought I would just test to see if 3 blade worked on the back and to my surprise the quad handled even better in very confind spaces, it stoped the seesaw effect from quick blips on the throttle in forward motion. I used this same configuration while doing the FPV racing and I found the lateral control of the quad was awesome, kept the frame nice and level and had plenty of thrust, it was a winning combo. My normal config is RCTimer carbon 2blade props front and back.
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