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Old Apr 28, 2010, 06:41 PM
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That's actually a very nice video! Thanks.
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Old Apr 28, 2010, 07:28 PM
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I had a go there recently to mate, crapping myself the whole time. I dont have a good track record for landing so controlled stalling into the hill was always the plan. The rotor coming off the hill and not being able to define the tree tops off the flight camera was not the plan. I thought I might be a good enough pilot to make some 'Trappy' style videos if I found a 'pretty' place to fly.........

Back to eating humble pie.

http://www.vimeo.com/11160263
Hey I liked that Video, and man i think you did great on the landing, you avoided the trees and rocks just great, and hit the soft spot dead on.

But i gotta ask, what on earth have you done to your lense, have you been cleaning it with JEX or someting, its completly clouded over?

Great vid, as for eating humble pie, i like to see others fly from a location like that, not like you have 1500ft flat soft grass field to land in.
Plus you landed under goggles, many of the long term fpv'rs cant even do that.

Top Stuff dude !!!
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Old Apr 28, 2010, 09:20 PM
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Thanks guy's, just hard on myself because I had really high expectations for that place on that day. Never one to give up but, so I'll have another shot there soon.

Wobby, The bloody case fogged up because I was using the waterproof one, instead of the case with slots in the back. Lesson learned.........but......if I want to go under that bridge, I might see if I can stick a packet of silica crystals in waterproof one
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 06:44 AM
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Looks like you guys need to try slope soaring. I have been saying for years its the natural place for FPV. Great scenery, out with nature, usually away from the wuffos, and you can fly for as long as you like on no power! On a good day ANYTHING will slope soar, power planes, bricks, you name it. You dont need a dedicated slope soarer. Easy star is fine. Except helicopters....
I had a job today that took me to Victor Harbor, about 80k S of Adelaide.
I threw my hack FPV plane and my stripped down GS in the van and after work flew 'The Bluff' for 45 mins. Excellent soaring up to 500ft! Waves, rocks, albatrosses, cliffs, beach. Fabulous.
I typically fly 1-1.5 hrs per flight and have logged about 10 hours in the last 3 weeks.
Ya gotta give it a go.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 08:56 AM
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Phew, just fog, thats a relief, yeah go under the bridge, that would be cool.


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lol, no need to talk me into it, ive been flying slope since i was 12.

Have great slopes all closeby.

However, my favourite slope, about 15yrs ago, had been taken over by the Wedge Tails, nothing last more than 3 minutes in the sky since.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 09:30 AM
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Looks like you guys need to try slope soaring. I have been saying for years its the natural place for FPV. Great scenery, out with nature, usually away from the wuffos, and you can fly for as long as you like on no power! On a good day ANYTHING will slope soar, power planes, bricks, you name it. You dont need a dedicated slope soarer. Easy star is fine. Except helicopters....
I had a job today that took me to Victor Harbor, about 80k S of Adelaide.
I threw my hack FPV plane and my stripped down GS in the van and after work flew 'The Bluff' for 45 mins. Excellent soaring up to 500ft! Waves, rocks, albatrosses, cliffs, beach. Fabulous.
I typically fly 1-1.5 hrs per flight and have logged about 10 hours in the last 3 weeks.
Ya gotta give it a go.
Yep, love slope myself. You would have seen the Perth slope thread. Biggest issue for the Perth people who want to slope is this thing called the 'Perth coastal plain', it's a bitch of a thing that see's us driving for multiple hours to find a slope any bigger than 75m+ in height (unless its a quarry or a dam). I have 'tried' slope with an FPV setup but we just don't have big enough slopes. Risk verse fun, I'd rather crap myself and throw my FPV into the valley or go the ultra safe option of the coastal nothingness and chase a motorbike. One day, I'll stop buying stuff for the sport and take my plane to a more aesthetic environment........ Austria......Paris.......hell, Albany will do!
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 10:39 AM
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fpv slope soaring is awesome !! theres nothing like looking back at the hill form the air!!
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 04:08 PM
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You probably have seen this, but here it is anyway, unedited.
FPV slope soaring at Maslin Beach, South Australia (10 min 38 sec)
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 06:27 AM
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FAT SHARK HD-1 ARE ON THE WAY

The wait is finally over. The Fat Shark HD Cam is on its way! WOO HOO!

We don't have a great deal of them, but they are listed on our website, and first in will get them.

http://www.mongrelgear.com.au/the-mo...category_id=10

Man I can't wait!!!
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 06:56 AM
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my new AP plane has arrived...now just gotta get used to it and then FPV will be the go


Im 6'2" so its a decent size plane 102" wing
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 07:40 AM
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my new AP plane has arrived...now just gotta get used to it and then FPV will be the go


Im 6'2" so its a decent size plane 102" wing
I hope you have a power upgrade plan. I love the ST360 but the stock power plant is poor. The wing loading makes it great for FPV, I stuck a Eflite power 10 at about 35 - 40 amp up front, it was much better for the extra weight.

Good luck, and enjoy.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 07:50 AM
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yeah I have a power 10 here waiting for it

do you have any pics of how u installed it??

cheers
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 08:19 PM
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Yep, here ya go.

You will see that the stock motor is attached to a steel plate, I just got rid off it and replaced with ply. I think I used an 11x8 and it just skull dragged it to alt. When I get back to this project I'll make a shroud for the motor.

You need to be careful with VRx and those super long servo runs to the tail, the servo leads just act as an antenna and the servo's go nuts, ferrite, ferrite, ferrite! I'm also replacing the aileron servo's and replacing the 'things' they use with a good old push rod setup.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 08:42 PM
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cool...how many amps does it pull with the power 10?
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 09:55 PM
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cool...how many amps does it pull with the power 10?
From memory, with the prop I had about 35 - 40 amps. That was heaps, the ST360 doesn't like to fly fast, it's a bit flimsy. Just did 50 degree assents to alt nice and quick, then float around for 30mins.
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