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Old Nov 16, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Just returned home........went out to the flying site and the Easterly winds were howling.

Have some other commitments for the rest of the day, so it will be a non event now.

Hey Mongrel, let me know if you need any help with the EZ tracker. Got a bloke up and running in Tennessee that was having some issues. Best of luck with it.

Cheers.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Thanks mate - I will let you know.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 02:39 AM
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Ok... back from a trip to the paddock!

The Z2 is flying nice now, and Ruby is doing the business, but for the life of me, I could not get the tracker to work. It sort of followed the plane, but at times would turn in the complete wrong direction.

I followed the manual to the letter, but it just wasn't playing.

GRAZER - Any of the tips might come in handy about now. LOL!!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:21 AM
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So got the Z2 up today and gave Ruby a run - did alright too!

Sorry it's a bit boring.

FYI - I am parked on our new block where our house will be this time next year!

That huge paddock is on my back doorstep. Lovin' it!!

First Flight if the Z2 (2 min 50 sec)
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:13 AM
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GRAZER - Any of the tips might come in handy about now. LOL!!
Sure! Got plenty of tips from my experiences with the EZ tracker.
Probably easier to catch up on phone or over Skype and I will go through it with you.

Send me a PM and we can arrange. Probably even have an opportunity tomorrow (Sunday).
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:24 AM
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Thanks mate - Will do. I will PM you my skype details.

It seemed to work - but just didn't seem like it was tracking well at all.

The Z2 was good though - and flicked the switch on Ruby and let her fly around for a bit. Only on aided mode, which was cool Ruby holds altitude and you just steer, but it doesn't let you roll it over on your head.

The next step is complete autonomous flight! Scary!!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:28 AM
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Just watched your video too. Nice one.

That's going to be a great place to live and be able to fly in such an open space.

Living the dream Mongrel.

Will touch base tomorrow.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Thanks mate! Yeah - we are excited. The big paddock in question belongs to a very good mate - so - no problems flying there too! He has already given me the go ahead to put a gate in the fence to make it easy to get in and out.

At times it's full of sheep and kangaroos, so should make some interesting vids.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:34 AM
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That's a nice arrangement too. Got it made mate.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Great video John, and a fantastic location. Any chance that you put up video from the Flight camera with the OSD?
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Hi G,

I hear ya! My ground station is close to complete. The only missing component is the ground recorder.

I do have a handy cam here that takes video in, but it's a pit of a pain in the backside. So I am now on the look for a good digi recorder.

Then the last thing is to "detach" the goggles from the GS. That is, to put another low powered Tx to transmit to the Attitudes.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 10:45 PM
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Was at Batemans Bay

great morning, absolutely calm, flying the Hexacopter....was going for another flight this afternoon,but looked out the window
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 10:55 PM
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great morning, absolutely calm, flying the Hexacopter....was going for another flight this afternoon,but looked out the window
OMG! thats crazy! Thats what you need a basher plane for... throw it at it and have the wildest ride ever! :P
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 11:00 PM
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OMG! thats crazy! Thats what you need a basher plane for... throw it at it and have the wildest ride ever! :P
Where I took that pic, the wind was already hurricane force..thought it was heading for us, had the car packed ready to go...amazing thing to see..
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:18 AM
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great morning, absolutely calm, flying the Hexacopter....was going for another flight this afternoon,but looked out the window
Wow great shot of a water spout. There was one off cape banks this afternoon around 4:30 pm a long way off the coast.
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