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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:03 PM
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i dont think it would thermal, but i have 5000mah3s for power and 10003s for vtx and the glide ratio is pretty dam solid ;-)


canberra trip soon!!!
Count me in, we can take the fat girl, plenty of room in her!! (thats my nissan patrols nickname)
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:09 PM
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Stolen FPV equipment South Eastern Suburbs Melbourne

Hi Guys

I just started getting my Pheonix 2000 Glider going FPV at the end of last year then this week some %*#&% got into my garage and stole my base station and plane with EZOSD, FY20A stabiliser, new Pixim seawolf camera and fully upgraded running gear including a scorpion motor with custom mount this week.

Attached are some photos of the basestation and plane before it's FPV upgrade.

They also got my Spektrum DX7 which i modified with a 3.5mm plug for my chainlink transmitter and my new Turnigy 9X with the chainlink mod and the transmitter attached to it.

The police have come and finger printed the area and have photos of the gear so if you see it on ebay from melbourne don't buy it.

If you think you might have heard about it or seen someone around with it please email me on chrisclark@iinet.net.au.

Much appreciated
Chris
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Thieves, i hate F****** thieves!!

Sorry for the loss dude, i hope you find the stuff. Im sure that stuff would be hard to get rid of without raising alarms.
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Count me in, we can take the fat girl, plenty of room in her!! (thats my nissan patrols nickname)

Sold!! I love a good fat chick!!!


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Wee Jasper sounds good!!

We just need some good weather for the canberra meet!! I am going through withdrawals!! Going down today to get a mate in the air and might get some copter stick time..

Maybe next weekend we could arrange something...
Sold, next weekend is a goer for me!!!
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Hey Brendan, and video of the Little man in the boat???
Yep

Can't edit that one in

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:53 PM
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just got a couple of freebies delivered...

2.4m wing span ww1 era fokker. probably 50-100cc gas

1.4m glass p40e warhawk

no elecs or motors/engines.. but for free, what can i expect ;-)

now... do i think i can fpv the big one... maybe not...
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 10:04 PM
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just got a couple of freebies delivered...

2.4m wing span ww1 era fokker. probably 50-100cc gas

1.4m glass p40e warhawk

no elecs or motors/engines.. but for free, what can i expect ;-)

now... do i think i can fpv the big one... maybe not...
Freebies?

I'll take the P40 off ya hands
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Freebies?

I'll take the P40 off ya hands
sorry mate, free for me, not free "for sale".. ;-(
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Thanks so much Fang for the very detailed post. Greatly appreciated. I like the fact you can carry a big battery. Can you thermal it with all that gear?
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Users of Eagle Tree, Hobby King has new stock of the Guardian Stabilisation Expander.

I'm building up my components slowly, I have the E-Logger and just ordered the Guardian Stabilisation, only the OSD Pro and GPS to go. Stock of these items seem low and I have been waiting 4 months to date, hopefully the OSD Pro and GPS expander will be available in a month or so (can't afford everything at once).

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...OSD%5FPRO.html
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Who's this little man in a boat everyone keeps talking about??

By the way if anyone wants cheap multiplex planes, I strongly recommend worldhobbies.com in Melbourne. Easystars and easyglider pros both around the $60 mark, and next day delivery of 2 kits to Sydney only $14. Yes I said $14!!
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 11:15 PM
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Ok heres some pics of my Easyglider, and as i said before it sure isnt pretty!

It had it's first crash on maiden, and the nose was all crumpled in, i since straightened it and fiberglassed it after the hot water massage therapy tends to leave the foam a bit spongy.

I did some work on the wings, like filling the mold holes with epoxy/microballooons and fixing the mis-aligned spar tube cover so its nice and flat. Like the tail servos i made my own extensions for the aileron servos by soldering in twisted wire ... no chance of extension cords becoming unplugged ... one less candidate for Mr Murphy!

You will see with the servos in the tail i could huck out some more foam up the front so things would fit!
I put the rx, osd pro, altimeter, and eloggoerv4 all in the canopy, and i have the esc glued to the bottom of the cockpit area. This way when i take the canopy off i can push and pull the batteries in without getting tangled in wires. I did have a session with the new crimper pliers cutting wires down so I could tidy the cockpit area up a bit more and get the canopy on easier ... not that it looks tidy now ... but before it was even messier!
The esc is a turnigy plush 60amp one ... and its overkill on 3s but maybe needed for 4s .. i hoped the overkill esc would also reduce some heat up the front.

The canopy lugs broke so i have been securing the canopy with insulation tape .... would really like a better solution for this .... but its secure!

I ran the wires for the tail servos up through the top of the wing saddle and used the side channels to run the wires back for the vidtx and also the CL antenna. I may change this and put the CL UHF antenna out on the wing to get it away from the vtx.
The vtx has a big heatsink added, mainly because of the time it takes to secure the lid down on a hot summers day ... it stays very cool now.

The inverted V looks a bit odd with the cork ... i was kinda shocked to see it ... didnt look too aerodynamic ... but a mate made it for me so beggers cant be choosers lol. It is being replaced soon by one made with mig wire instead of the guitar string ... but this first test model has worked awesome!

There is also a pic of the patch antenna my mate also made ... again not traditional but tuned to perfection and works a treat! Now all the coax and plugs have arrived this will soon be replaced aswell with maybe a helical or a yagi.

I was nearly going to put the camera post in the canopy but thought it might have been a bit too flexy there... plus with all the radio gear under the canopy it wouldnt have worked.

I wasnt sure how to attach the camera to a stick ... so i ended up using one of these stick mounts and a bit of cf tube.
It can be extended higher up the tube and detached fairly quick. I also did some mods to the HK pan and tilt thing, some cf added near the bottom joints to stop flex and some o-rings added to the tilt swivel to cut all the wobble out.

The cf tube was originally hot glued in, now it is secured with a fiberglass/microballoons mix and a couple of 2cm long bits of cf tube near the base to help stop sideway flex ... and its now as solid as a rock.

The RF Beacon is just taped to the top of the wing saddle, i plan to relocate it and burry it into the foam somewhere.

Um yeah thats probably about it ... again it could be slicker .. that might happen with a new fuse.... but it's working well!!
Thanks for the photos and all the info. I have just added the FY21, same esc as yours and ensured the LiPo would fit in. I had to cut a lot of foam out for the LiPo and got a narrow LiPo from HK.

I have not tidied up any wires, as you can see but just putting the gear in. I have not installed the video gear except for the camera. I have just ordered an AP117 but have run out of room to put it in. (just put it on one side outside the body)

Just deciding whether to take out the FY21 and keep it for a plane with more space.

I will add a rod to the wings like you did as I folded up the wing on my Easy* just where I put the aileron servo.

Just thought that as I have the Eagletree stuff (old version 3) and never used it, I should put it in like yours. (problem solved)

Thanks - got some ideas.
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Old Jan 21, 2012, 02:23 AM
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Old Jan 21, 2012, 02:58 AM
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Does anyone have a fy20 they aren't using and would consider selling?

Cheers.
i don't know about fy20.. but i think Teamsherman has some old electrics he doesn't want.... only used once or twice.. i think they were in a sea plane weren't they TS?

sorry TS... i couldn't resist..
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