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Old Jun 19, 2013, 09:15 PM
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I like the concept of force feedback...
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 09:00 PM
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Ill take two!
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Old Jun 23, 2013, 03:01 PM
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For open source software, the Turnigy 9xr can be flashed with "er9x" or other variants. This has been done for the past few years. Increased model memories, improved mixes, and support for telemetry and many RF module types.
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Old Jul 09, 2013, 09:44 PM
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How about a kit like this? I think this is something Jerry would like..
http://www.cnet.com.au/turn-anything...-339344798.htm
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Old Jul 09, 2013, 10:03 PM
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Got this from David G.
http://www.ted.com/talks/raffaello_d...aign=ios-share
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 08:44 AM
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the FAA wont allow this in the US but imagine getting paid to do this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=jh4kRatBNkk
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Old Oct 01, 2013, 06:17 PM
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This really cool

Worlds largest RC Heli (hobby class turbine; Josef Schmirls Red Bull Cobra 2009) (8 min 0 sec)
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Old Oct 24, 2013, 10:30 PM
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Epic Halloween Prank by Tom Mabe (2 min 14 sec)
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Old Oct 27, 2013, 08:09 AM
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Wow very cool
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Old Jan 04, 2014, 07:46 AM
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LUTHERAN AIRLINES (3 min 28 sec)
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 05:59 PM
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Aircraft of the Shuttleworth Collection (60 minute film) (58 min 43 sec)


This video is almost an hour long, but it's worth it just to see these old planes flying.
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 09:07 PM
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Hitec released new receiver updates. I think they are now up to v1.15 p1. If you have an HP-22 and have hitec optima receivers with Hitec A9 transmitter, now is a good time to upgrade your software and firmware on both transmitters and all of your receivers. I updated mine today and everything went perfectly.
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 10:59 PM
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Anyone remember North Central Airlines?
North Central Airlines Promo Film - 1972 (11 min 38 sec)
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 04:04 PM
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Anyone know if the Apple Tile would work to help recover lost aircraft?
https://www.thetileapp.com/how-it-works For $20, it might be a low cost solution but I haven't reviewed the tech specs to see if it would work.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 06:46 PM
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Anyone know if the Apple Tile would work to help recover lost aircraft?
https://www.thetileapp.com/how-it-works For $20, it might be a low cost solution but I haven't reviewed the tech specs to see if it would work.
"Tile casts a signal across a 100-foot radius, making short work of any haystacks you lose your needles in. And since every phone with Tile helps find your stuff, your search range is potentially limitless."

It looks like 100ft. If lost models are concern, the cheap route is to use one of the audible sirens that activate when the transmitter is not received. I recently read a story of a sailplane pilot that had a fly away from high altitude. The receiver was telemetry capable with a received signal strength value shown on the transmitter. He found his model miles away in the PA mountains. I want to say it was a Hitec setup, but I'd think some of the other manufacturers have this feature too (besides a hacked HobbyKing transmitter).

For those people that haven't seen the free flight NATS in Muncie, they use animal tracker transmitters on free flight models and use a directional antenna to locate.

Sidenote: Fly-aways are a regular thing in that event with models raining across the country side. It's funny to see old people on mini bikes riding across the fields with a big antenna in their hand tracking down their model. They seem to value their free flight models regardless if they cost pennies or thousands, but those guys are of a zen/wizard class that is not understood by outsiders.
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