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Old Nov 17, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Anyone going to the field today? New to this 20cc I have and could use some tuning starting tips.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:01 PM
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Guys I have two NanoTech 6s 3300 35c batteries I have never used and have no use for. They were bought about a year ago and still in their boxes. If anyone needs them, let me know. $20 ea.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Lipo_Pack.html

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Yes I would like those batterys
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:32 PM
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If you don't take them t I'll take them.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:35 PM
Gone Gas! / Gone Crazy?
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While the weather might keep me from flying...
at least I can watch Skip Fly The Wings Off His Plane!

Skip Stewart 2011 by Scott Slocum.mov (3 min 20 sec)


The man has no fear!
Crank the volume & hold on.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Next FPV plane

So... what do I do on a crappy flying weekend??
Work on my next FPV plane: The 67" Penguin from ReadyMade RC.

Had the chance to maiden her 2 days ago.... really stable flier and will fly an easy 30min on 3s 6000 mah batteries.

Just waiting on an upgraded canopy to show then will load her up with the FPV gear.
All I'll need then is a break in the weather!

D-Man
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 02:54 PM
My tapeworm tells me what todo
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So this motor is working me over......RCG 20cc
Anyway I need some suggestions on the following:

choke: use it, don't use it. Use it just to prime or till it pops..........

Throttle position for starting: idle, half full............

Prime: Use choke, don't worry about it ......

If anyone has an electric starter that will work on this for sale ping me.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 02:55 PM
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So... what do I do on a crappy flying weekend??
Work on my next FPV plane: The 67" Penguin from ReadyMade RC.

Had the chance to maiden her 2 days ago.... really stable flier and will fly an easy 30min on 3s 6000 mah batteries.

Just waiting on an upgraded canopy to show then will load her up with the FPV gear.
All I'll need then is a break in the weather!

D-Man
Looks Sweet D!
Pulled the trigger Thursday night after your maiden on a new RMRC Penguin (Really it looks more like a Dolphin...)

Also got a new Pixm Seawolf FPV camera on the way and I'm am now looking at UHF systems.

Didn't know getting those two elected would cost me so much - LOL
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 03:42 PM
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I have a Sullivan megatron. The one with two handles. It will turn over a 150 no problem
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Looks Sweet D!
Pulled the trigger Thursday night after your maiden on a new RMRC Penguin (Really it looks more like a Dolphin...)

Also got a new Pixm Seawolf FPV camera on the way and I'm am now looking at UHF systems.

Didn't know getting those two elected would cost me so much - LOL
Cool Mark...
We'll have us some FPV Penguin races/chases!!

PS... Don't forget to do the Elevator horn flip...
Mount the horn on the top not the bottom to avoid it coming in contact with the ground during take off and/or landing.

D-Man
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 04:34 PM
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What fpv setups you guys use? I just got a 5.8g system for my first.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:18 PM
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What fpv setups you guys use? I just got a 5.8g system for my first.
Mine is pretty simple..
5.8g 600mw Vtx. w/circular polarized antennas and a single video Vrx.
720 tv line camera with a GoPro2 for video capture and EzOSD.

Works great up to the the 1/2 mile distance I've flown and more power than you'd need for any AMA field.
Plan on taking it where I can really test it in 2013.

D-Man
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:19 PM
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5.8 will get you started, but eventually you might want to go with 1.280. (1.3) Better range and penetration through trees, etc.. Just be careful using it w/ 2.4 rc control though I've been testing a setup here with a plane and have had no problems! (Using a low-pass filter on the Vtx). All depends on your objective really, for a plane 5.8 is probably great.

D-Man - Like your Penguin! Cool stuff there. Almost got my Zephyr ready to go, weather is holding me up now.

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:40 PM
My tapeworm tells me what todo
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"I have a Sullivan megatron. The one with two handles. It will turn over a 150 no problem "
Checked there website and looks like the super high-tork will do the job for me.
If anyone has one for sale pm me.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 10:18 PM
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I'm looking for some paid FPV troubleshooting/repair.

Pretty much nothing works; poor unusable but partially there video feed. zero control from futaba s-bus and dji error indicating no radio signal, gps has never seen a satellite. - anyone up for it?

I have already replaced bad data logger, bad receiver cable, I suspect the camera is also bad, and futaba s-bus has some configuration setting I have no guess about, but I am at my (temper) limit with it.

Actually - anyone make a reasonable offer and I'd just as soon be rid of it and start something very different. ($7k in it, all new).

Mike
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