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Old Apr 27, 2011, 11:52 AM
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2 different planes for FPV, do you have more than one plane?

I have a .40 size electric low wing trainer for large area flying. I am thinking of getting a Funjet for “anywhere” flying but wondered if this would be good for large park flying. I really like my .40 because I like taking off and landing. Hand launching gives you more options since you do not need a “runway.”
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 12:02 PM
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1) skywalker, fully loaded with et osd pro, gps, fy-20 sensors galore
2) Easy star, basic et osd, gps
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 12:20 PM
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When do you fly one versus the other?
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 12:38 PM
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1) Easy star for when it's not windy, basic fpv video
2) That same Easy star when its really windy outside but I have the urge to fly fpv. (usually doesn't end well)
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 12:43 PM
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Easystar when it's not windy loaded with the GoPro and UHF system.

Funjet for when it is windy - also a UHF plane - but no GoPro.
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 12:45 PM
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So the Funjet handles the wind pretty well? Is it a 3 channel?
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 01:11 PM
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I am a bit of a model whore (I have been called like that once )
-Cularis -good for windy days and thermal days
-SkyWalker- great general all purpose flying
-Ursus- great or touch and go's and general flying, underbelly camera, similar than the Skywalker
-Parkzone stryker- fun flying fast and daring. not relaxing but fun
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 02:18 PM
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I have three FPV planes:

FPV Radian for relaxed soaring:
Flying in God's Country- GoPro HD (5 min 26 sec)


FPV Mini Swift 22" Flying wing for tree burning:
"Neon Trees"- Mini Swift FPV (3 min 30 sec)


And I'm currently building a new plane as a cross between the two.
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 02:27 PM
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I only have 7 FPV planes. I started in Gas and glow, which is 4 planes that I have built over the years, and then 3 electric that are more recent. One electric flying wing Zephyr, One Siren sailplane, and one other saiplane.

I have not lost any of the planes yet, 6 years of flying FPV and my first plane still lives

Mike
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 02:32 PM
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I have two FPV planes:

1. Skywalker

2. Skysurfer (Easystar)

Basically the same electronics, with the main difference is that the Skywalker has rudder, landing gear, gyros and flaps.

So far I liked flying the Skysurfer the most.

Here is a video with that plane with a crash too...

FPV (1 min 23 sec)


PASSWORD: FPV
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 03:06 PM
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I have 10 FPV planes... Well, 8 ready to go, but the 9th one should be done by the end of the week if all goes to plan and the 10th just hasn't seen a camera yet but has seen many flights. All are scratchbuilds except for a Falcon flying wing that is not done yet.

I have:

3 dual boom pushers of various sizes and for various purposes. 1 long range stable platform, one long range performance platform and one short range wild flyer.
1 warmliner for soaring (this one is in December's model aviation magazine)
2 sport pattern planes (one is a pylon racer)
2 flying wings
2 twin motors: A P-38 lightning and a P-61 black Widow.

All handle the wind quite well and have flown in 20+mph winds. It all depends on what I want to fly.

-Alex
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 03:06 PM
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I have:
1 Cularis
1 EasyGlider
2 Funjet (1 std & 1 Ultra)
1 jet F14 2 ducfan
1 jet nitro
1 cub 64"
1 cub 101"
1 Extra 300S Gaz
1 Twinstar2
1 Funcopter
1 Corsair Nitro
1 UcanDo
1 Zephir
1 Oktokopter
and 2 home made
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 03:08 PM
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I have a .40 size electric low wing trainer for large area flying. I am thinking of getting a Funjet for “anywhere” flying but wondered if this would be good for large park flying. I really like my .40 because I like taking off and landing. Hand launching gives you more options since you do not need a “runway.”
It's always good to have a "grab and go" airplanes that requires little or no setup and fit in the car easily. Most of my more recent planes are like that. Toss them in the car and go. Flying wings are great for this.

-Alex
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 03:15 PM
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I have:
1 Cularis
1 EasyGlider
2 Funjet (1 std & 1 Ultra)
1 jet F14 2 ducfan
1 jet nitro
1 cub 64"
1 cub 101"
1 Extra 300S Gaz
1 Twinstar2
1 Funcopter
1 Corsair Nitro
1 UcanDo
1 Oktokopter
and 2 home made
That is impressive, are they on a range of video frequencies or do you stick to one that works best?

Mark
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 03:27 PM
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i have:
1 cularis
1 easyglider
2 funjet (1 std & 1 ultra)
1 jet f14 2 ducfan
1 jet nitro
1 cub 64"
1 cub 101"
1 extra 300s gaz
1 twinstar2
1 funcopter
1 corsair nitro
1 ucando
1 oktokopter
and 2 home made
and a very big garage
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