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Old Mar 12, 2011, 01:39 AM
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Since I bagan FPV I wanted to have another Stryker to have a faster and more "snappy" airplane. I just bought a Stryker airframe from a guy in my club I'll build it later this spring, already have the esc and motor. I love the Stryker, that will make for a fun FPV plane for those "low and fast" flights around the trees...
I am with you on that one, I also bought one. I got a few spares , the wing, rudders, engine mount and ailerons. it came out dirt cheap.
this is a no thrills setup for short range tree busting, plane chase and the occasional cloud busting.
So no OSD and only pan on the camera. with the 2200 3S battery I get easy 10-15 mins flights.the plane is fast and agile and relatively stable.

keep it light though or it will bite on take off
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 09:33 AM
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keep it light though or it will bite on take off
Yea, first one i had was the B with brushed set up, waaayyyy lacking power !

The second one could take off easily, I just lauched it at a 60 angle and it went to the clouds: I had a six series e-flite inrunner on it

This one will be in the middle. So how is your AUW ?
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 10:55 AM
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Should be some interesting videos. Hmmm... 100 pages.
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Should be some interesting videos. Hmmm... 100 pages.
100 pages indeed ! it shows that your thread is an interesting and entertaining one.
You have approached the hobby in a very pleasant and progressive way. it is like reading a book with new chapters in it .

Congratulations
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 12:40 PM
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100 pages indeed ! it shows that your thread is an interesting and entertaining one.
You have approached the hobby in a very pleasant and progressive way. it is like reading a book with new chapters in it .

Congratulations
Agreed ! Congrats ! That is what brought me in !
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 03:24 PM
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Thanks to all that have joined in... it's been a lot of fun.
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 04:30 PM
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Art - Don't buy anymore stuff! - I can't afford it! (monkey see - monkey do)
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 11:18 PM
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Art - Don't buy anymore stuff! - I can't afford it! (monkey see - monkey do)
Sorry Chuck... order your VIZIO yet?
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 11:32 PM
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100 pages indeed ! it shows that your thread is an interesting and entertaining one.
You have approached the hobby in a very pleasant and progressive way. it is like reading a book with new chapters in it .

Congratulations
Couldn't have said it better myself.



Cheers, Kev.
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 11:52 PM
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Sorry Chuck... order your VIZIO yet?
I'd like to see yours in action before I pull the trigger. Sounds like some prefer the Visio to goggles.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 12:00 AM
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Put the wing/ailerons together on the Senorita, very nice ARF. I used mechanical aileron differential this time, will leave me an extra channel free.

Received my headplay goggle mask from Rob38, it was a little damaged in shipment, but will be useable. A big improvement over the stock HP visor. Pretty stylish? heh?
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 12:12 AM
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One thing with the Vizio. Don't let your voltage drop too low. I was flying today and the 1st flight was uneventful, but about 1/2 way through the 2nd flight, my monitor went black. At first I thought my transmitter had failed, but then I realized I could still hear the plane. I then thought maybe my camera had come unplugged. And after I landed (I still had to fly around for a while the old fashion way), I check all the connections and everything seemed fine. I then tried to bring the menu on the monitor and couldn't see anything. I looked real close at the monitor, and I could barely see an image. I thought my back light or inverted had gone bad. After I got home, I figured out it that the back lights had gone out due to low voltage, when I put it on the A/C adapter, it worked fine. (at this time I already had my battery on the charger, so I don't know at what voltage it goes out). I plan on putting some type of voltage monitor in my ground station so I don't get surprised again.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 09:36 AM
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...Received my headplay goggle mask from Rob38, it was a little damaged in shipment, but will be useable. A big improvement over the stock HP visor. Pretty stylish? heh?
Don't know if it is stylish, but sure is nice for these goggles. You'll love flying with no exterior lights and in the summer you'll be better of without your jacket on your head

Nice Canadian accent hey !
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 09:42 AM
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Skies cleared out yesterday afternoon so went flying. Fortunately the club road had been opened and I could go all the way to the clubhouse. But there was so much snow everywhere I had to fly in the parking.

Since it was windy (very) I flew for a while behind the back hatch of my car, but seeing all that comfortable (and heated) space inside the car got over me. I decided to try flying inside the car. I installed everything inside, started the car with the heater on, lauched the plane and....had the most comfy winter flying ever !

Turned out 2,4 Ghz and FPV video link resisted nicely to the car metal body. VRx was on the dashboard with the antenna under the windshield. No glitch.

Video coming somewhere today
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 10:34 AM
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Nice Canadian accent hey !
I'm practicing up for Chilliwack.

I've also been warned not to order "Canadian Bacon" pizza!
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