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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:07 PM
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Some flips and rolls with my HT FPV quad.. not flying FPV in this video.



I was getting daring with the 3ft of snow blanketing the field ;D



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlMLP1SPDDg&hd=1
Nice flying Turboracer! How long does it take to learn that? Did you bring snowshoes for recovery missions?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:48 PM
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I put four batteries through my EasyStar II today and made it nearly 2 miles and back. At 9938 feet I think I'm reaching the limits. I had good signal strength outbound, but I had control signal glitches on the return trip - 11 brownouts shown on the receiver after I landed.

I was using a 5-turn helical antenna on my Fatshark Predators and a 7dbi patch on my Dx6i and trying to aim the antennas based on the strength of the video signal when I turned my head. I think I could probably have flown further if I could aim more accurately. The previous flight I went up the valley where it was easy to aim, made it 8930 feet and back with no brownouts. I was also substantially higher the previous flight... maybe if I flew higher I could go farther?

I've been testing the limits within ski distance of the road.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Darn Cwolf! That looks like a nice plane! Maybe you can save the wings and tail?
Yeah I suppose I can. I need a new fuse though. Maybe just a new ARF and have back ups, but I think I may want to go to a bigger stick. You know what they say.

"Speak softly, but fly a big stick"

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:41 PM
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Nice flying Turboracer! How long does it take to learn that? Did you bring snowshoes for recovery missions?
I dunno.. This is about the sixth or seventh time flying this quad, just got it.. I bought a Ladybird V2 a few months back and practiced a bit. That got me hooked on teh quad feel.. I've flown helis for a while and most of that transitioned over, controls are basically the same just flies a little different.. If you know helis you will pick up quads.. If not, grab a Ladybird V2 RTF on ebay for like $60 shipped and you'll get hooked
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Yeah I suppose I can. I need a new fuse though. Maybe just a new ARF and have back ups, but I think I may want to go to a bigger stick. You know what they say.

"Speak softly, but fly a big stick"

Sorry to hear about the MUS cwolfe. You gotta get another! It's too much fun flyin' 'em together. I'll never be without one
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:00 PM
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Sorry to hear about the MUS cwolfe. You gotta get another! It's too much fun flyin' 'em together. I'll never be without one
I'll be back in the air with one soon.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:18 PM
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Howdy all. New here and after checking the weather I just had to say something. Its goingto be mid 60's and sunny with winds out of the SW at 6 kts. Finally going to get to maiden my SeaBB42 i built this winter. Also got some FPV gear so if this plane works out I will soon get to try FPV for my first time. I've used the gear on my Rock Crawler out in the woods and that was alot of fun but no range on the ground and in the woods.

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Old Feb 14, 2013, 11:24 PM
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I'm sick and can't fly. I want my mommy!
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:58 AM
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Sun just coming up... last night's rain is all stopped (for now?)

Flight box is loaded up with charged batteries...

planes are all in the car...

coffee is waiting, right on the way at 7-11...

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:18 AM
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LOL! Get well soon.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 07:44 AM
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Yippee nice day today 11c 7mph wind nice and sunny and felt reasonable warm

Put 3 batts through my PZ T28, 5 through the t28 FF and 4 through my sabre I actually used all the batts I took out that's not happened for a long time. Had a good 3 hours would have had more if I'd av charged more batts. Oh well same again tomoz


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Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:00 AM
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I put lights on my quad last night - now I don't need to stop flying when the sun goes down!!! AWESOME!


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Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:02 AM
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Just around 0 deg Celsius (32F), 3-4 m/s (6.5-9 mph) wind, foggy with a light drizzle - so I only put 3 batteries trough my "sttiP" doing relaxed acro and practicing slipping and cross-wind landings on the green artificial grass on the soccer field across the street, just to get the required fix...

Guess I'll spend rest of the weekend building the Ligeti Statos kit I just got from RC Foam, the forecast says more wind and more rain/snow tomorrow...
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:13 AM
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Sun just coming up... last night's rain is all stopped (for now?)

Flight box is loaded up with charged batteries...

planes are all in the car...

coffee is waiting, right on the way at 7-11...

:snoopydance:
Do it to it!
Punch holes in all the clouds and scatter the bird flocks to the 4 horizons!

My day is tomorrow... IF the weatherman isn't nutso.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 02:39 PM
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I was able to get one flight in today before coming to work. Then the winds picked up. My EfliteT-34 was just sitting there when a gust blew up. Blowing of its canopy and damaging it. It was just sitting there! Jeez!
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