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Old Dec 08, 2010, 09:47 AM
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Yeah i feel the night flying itch comming on again
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 10:02 AM
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Go for it. But record this time !!
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 11:15 AM
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Pasty - Ah - I got you sussed. It's nothing about piloting. Your just an adrenaline junkie!!! Admit it!
I do like to push things... makes ya feel alive
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 11:55 AM
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I've never flown with an osd (since starting fpv in summer) but the main reason I wanted one was to help protect my cash investment, which is why I wanted RTH. I know it can't be relied on but it will certainly help my confidence

Plus, I LOVE gadgets and clarting about with stuff, and the I think this particular OSD has plenty of scope for that, what with gps recording and whatnot. Can't wait to try it all out.

Step by tentative step though.......

I'm planning a small, tree slalom, give it a bit of a beating plane for next year too. That one will have my $10 osd in but that's about it.

Bandarra, I actually spotted those connectors last night, going off the link you supplied a couple of weeks back. Do you just crimp those things on with pliers? Do you solder them too?
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 12:04 PM
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I dont solder them, just crimp them on with a specific crimp tool. It actually has two crimps, a front one for the bare wires and the back one for the insulation. the first ones I did I pull tested them and was really happy with it (breaks the wire, not the crimp or slipping) so I dont feel the need to solder. The point is in fact avoiling soldering and nasty jobs like that. just make sure to get the propper "blue handles" "deluxe" "rachet" crimping tool instead of the crap normal red handle ones. You might think at first that you wont use it that often but you will, and it will be worth it. cost about 20 on ebay that tool.
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 12:27 PM
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I dont solder them, just crimp them on with a specific crimp tool. It actually has two crimps, a front one for the bare wires and the back one for the insulation. the first ones I did I pull tested them and was really happy with it (breaks the wire, not the crimp or slipping) so I dont feel the need to solder. The point is in fact avoiling soldering and nasty jobs like that. just make sure to get the propper "blue handles" "deluxe" "rachet" crimping tool instead of the crap normal red handle ones. You might think at first that you wont use it that often but you will, and it will be worth it. cost about 20 on ebay that tool.
Do you have a link ??

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Old Dec 08, 2010, 12:36 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ratchet-Crimp-...-/130415557647

how to:
Crimping a Servo Connector - Futaba J Housing with Deluxe Crimper (3 min 39 sec)
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Ha ha, that's funny This is from my gf for christmas though. Bless 'er. Think I should get her something more than the socks I had planned
Well, I recall (painfully ) that their best presents come in very unassuming small packages tied with a bow... (jewelry and perfumes)

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I'm not into sight seeing, extra long distance and all that, I'm in it for the piloting experience and having the risk of getting lost, running out of juice etc is all part of it for me... having that done for me would dull the experience for sure.

Thats the reason I dont go for fly themselves airframes... I'm a pilot not a passenger

I'm not arguing that OSD's shouldnt be used or anything of the sort as people can do what the hell they like, want or need (oh and I dont care enough to argue on a virtual forum) ... I was simply interested if theres anyone who flies without all the leccy aids like myself.
I am a bit like you. My OSD tell me where I am and my speed and my height. they don't control my planes. quite often I turn the display off. I like high altitude flying so the OSD will tell me if I am gaining/losing height and what height I am at. And if I happen to be cloud hopping, the OSD lets me relax because at any moment I will be able to turn back home.
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Great links, thanks Bandarra.

Now I know how it's done
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Don't suppose anyone knows the RS components part nos for servo connectors - M/F ?
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 01:18 PM
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Don't suppose anyone knows the RS components part nos for servo connectors - M/F ?
not RS but giantcod ?
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 01:31 PM
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he wants RS so he dosent have to pay for it....
.....me to for that matter lol
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 01:54 PM
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I have neve seen these connectors on the RS or Farnell or others. These guys (rc manufacturers) seem to have made their own...I might be wrong.
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 01:55 PM
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ahaha - so your company 'sponsors' you too

Nigel.
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 02:58 PM
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I have neve seen these connectors on the RS or Farnell or others. These guys (rc manufacturers) seem to have made their own...I might be wrong.
I use the Molex pins and connectors from RS, they are much easier to solder than normal RC types
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