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Old Jul 20, 2012, 02:24 PM
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I think that looks sweet! I like the remote
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 02:33 PM
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I noticed Downeym started this thread,,,,,,,,

Has anyone heard from him?
2 Southeastern FPV meets and he didn't come to either one
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 02:34 PM
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I dont think I have seen him at all this year
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 06:10 PM
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I noticed Downeym started this thread,,,,,,,,

Has anyone heard from him?
2 Southeastern FPV meets and he didn't come to either one
Last I heard anything about him was when he came to your place.
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 10:55 PM
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He's in China. A lot.

Whatever line of business he's in, he spends more time there than here.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 05:05 PM
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Just got my 3 cell 10,000mah lipo in the mail today for my ground station. Will do some tests on it tonight to see how long it will last when fully loaded with my groundstation. I have no doubt it will last longer than 40 minutes like my old battery did.

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Old Jul 25, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Just got my 3 cell 10,000mah lipo in the mail today for my ground station. Will do some tests on it tonight to see how long it will last when fully loaded with my groundstation. I have no doubt it will last longer than 40 minutes like my old battery did.

-Chris
You should be good for several hours with that......I run mine on two 5k 3s batteries . Its been on continuously for a couple of hours and didnt fall below 70%.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Cool. Yea I've had to cut some fpv flights short because of losing too much power in my ground station. I should be in business now. I also have a lipo alarm that will beep when the cells drop below 3.3 volts.

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Old Jul 25, 2012, 06:51 PM
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holy crap what are you guys powering with your ground stations?
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 07:07 PM
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I have 2 monitors. Unfortunately the big one sucks a lot of power. The little guy doesn't draw nearly as much. The big one is easier to see while flying (bigger screen) but it'll blue-screen when I lose video signal. The little one shows static so I tend to keep that one on all the time. When it's too sunny out to see the monitors well, I have the fatshark dominator goggles that plug in.

When everything is powered on, it draws between 2.5-3 amps.

List of my ground station components:
15" Monitor
7" Monitor
Range Video Ground Station (RVGS)
2 1.3Ghz Video Receivers
Thomas Scherrer V5 433Mhz Transmitter
Fatshark Dominators
XBee Pro Telemetry Module

-Chris
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 07:10 PM
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The only thing that would make that rig better is if the plane and the chair fit in your rolling ground station
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 07:12 PM
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The chair does fit as well as all my antennas and tripod. Transmitter case fits as well. No room for the plane though
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 07:14 PM
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The only thing that would make that rig better is if the plane and the chair fit in your rolling ground station
needs a cup holder too for those long flights after you get parched.

Makes my tripod with receiver strapped to the top look like a childs play thing though, thats impressive. I assume you prefer monitor flying as opposed to goggles?
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 07:18 PM
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The chair has a cup holder on the right-side armrest

I've done both monitor flying and goggle flying and can't honestly say which one I like best yet. In the middle of the day with the sun blasting it's rays down, I prefer to use goggles. But in the evening when it starts to get darker, monitor flying is very relaxing.

-Chris
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 06:41 AM
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Very nice man! One of these days I will get one going..lol I bought most of the stuff. Just to lazy to get started
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