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Old Nov 08, 2010, 07:41 AM
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Yep, between 135 and 200 km's or thereabouts on skydives.

Mountain flights all tend to be very uniform lines with steady high speed flight, so say 160 for an rc plane should do it.

The place I fly has a 1300 m vertical descent with 2 km downhill to a river .

May need pan and tilt I reckon, but I am certainly no fpv expert... Suggestions?

Darren
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 07:47 AM
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the only way to do this safely is for me to fly towards your exit point and you do the jump, then I chase you. or the other way around, but we'd need to set a route here and it will be very hard for me to judge the speed.

pan & tilt would only complicate things, it's very easy to get disoriented with the small field of view and lack of point of reference.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 07:58 AM
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You would have to chase me. As I only have gravity my trajectory would be very dangerous to change. After 8 seconds of vertical the cliff becomes positive and a 3 to 1 glide ratio is needed. It is a relatively easy jump though and has a large margin for error in wingsuits due to the total available altitude . A 60 second flight is possible.

I thought pan and tilt might be a problem!
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 08:00 AM
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yeah haha that would suck if I flew over a rock and you wouldn't have enough margin in your trajectory ... in any case we'll need to increase the weight of our planes a bit to get to 160. should be lots of fun though
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 08:01 AM
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This should lead to a very exciting video! I hope you'll be able to have cameras both sides - flying guy and plane so we'll have both views
Be careful tho
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 08:44 AM
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Yes, it sounds really good and I can't wait to see it but from a simple spectator point of view (not FPVer or wingsuiter enthusiast) I think it will look quite similar to wingsuit to wingsuit footage.

That said... DO IT! pushing the boundaries is what makes us stay alive.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 08:51 AM
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here is the rite size for the hacker

http://cgi.ebay.com/500-540-600-Size...item1e5f7958d6
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 08:52 AM
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 08:57 AM
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http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...od=ose-drmount
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 09:02 AM
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on the subject of motor mount i found this on eBay, it's out of 3mm ally, and REALLY solid, and at 2.50, pretty good price, takes the A30-10L no problem
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/380-400-480-Si...item5d2ba6b450
Thanks for posting this. Nice mount, but it won't fit my motor. I guess I'll make my own...

Great video Trappy!
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 09:03 AM
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mounts spammer!

I already asked this but any idea of a mount that is strong but "unclip" on strong side chock (not on front chock) ?

I'm still looking for something to have the 2 pieces wing separate without damaging the motor mount on crash when both wings go separate ways, but retain the strong motor mount (3 piece wing or velcro solutions not allowed!

I'm not really crashing all that much but I'd quite like to solve this somehow nevertheless without changing the design. In theory it sounds feasible but technically I'm not sure how.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 09:07 AM
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I think it will look quite similar to wingsuit to wingsuit footage.
You maybe right, but think how cool the wingsuit to Zephyr footage might look .
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 09:11 AM
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Perfect! Thanks.

One's on order...
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 09:19 AM
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Crashmeup - Here is how I split my 60" wing. Not sure it answers your motor mount question...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=217
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Crashmeup - Here is how I split my 60" wing. Not sure it answers your motor mount question...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=217
That's quite interesting, i somehow missed that post!
Don't you get any vibration issue with that sort of mount?

My main issue with the zephyr is that the hacker motor i have put so much power i fear stuff breaks in normal flight, so right now mine is screwed both sides (but when wing separate it can rip some epp apart which is terrible to repair properly

ps: i though or such a mount with a weak nylon screw that would break on the other side, i'm not sure if its rly necessary. additionally my mount is also fully un-mountable of course, but one thing doesn't prevent the other here (i un-mount it for traveling, leaving it on when i just go to the flying side)
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