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Old Jul 26, 2011, 05:25 PM
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Hard to believe how calm the air was yesterday morn....for a slow stick to be steady in flight is a rarity. read the description below the vid for interesting details....when you are a long way from a transmitter, you do get lost signals.(dx7 and ar7000) ....found this out after watching the #11 vid......... 2 uncommanded motor shutdowns during climbout,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0PgJLKHYqw

climbout to 1500 feet not of much interest Had an RC link dropout twice as evidenced by fail safe motor shut down during climbout @ about 2:40 and 4:40. No video control dropouts,however.
skip to about 6:00....so little air motion that sometimes the plane does not appear to be moving for a few seconds at a stretch......was able to cancel scene rotation by feeding in trim inputs to the rudder....stick motion was too coarse to do this. good video when flying away from the coast.. AIR HAS TO BE REALLY CALM FOR A SLOW STICK TO FLY THIS STEADY!!! (spotter gave up early in this flight!).......no RTH on board, glad i dont have much on the slo stick!!!
Wow - that is spooky smooth PK! If it weren't for the landing gear triangle one would think that was taken from a blimp or something. One question, what is that green area with the winding channels all emptying into a large basin, it's in the video at 7:00 and 10:00 marks, I think earlier too..

Very well done!
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 05:49 PM
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Art, Here's a couple pics of how I mounted my motors. I drilled a hole through the arm for the shaft. I am hoping the ply plate adds enough strength so the arm won't break at the hole.
On my first copter, I mounted the motor on the plate with the screws going into the plate, but not the arm. I quickly broke the ply plate off. Now I make the arm extend past the motor to help prevent motor strikes, and the screws go into the arms which holds better. No broken frame parts yet. I have stripped a tail servo on the tri, and broken some props.. but not the frame.
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 06:03 PM
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Art, been thinking: If the mounting plate for the motor is not too thick, can you mount the motor on the bottom of the plate and have the shaft protrude on top of the plate ? No need to move the shaft then and no need to find how to secure the bell.

He re is a little inspiration to get you going with the build: Filmed at the meeting

http://exposureroom.com/members/tazd...2ebeb6c9f612f/
I've thought about mounting the motors that way.

That is a pretty cool video... OK, I'm excited about it again.

BTW, there is "continuous" recording versions of the #11's firmware, it's what I use.
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 06:03 PM
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pretty high PK ! Nice flying ! Do you have a OSD to know the altitude ? Or a logger ?
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 06:08 PM
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Hard to believe how calm the air was yesterday morn....for a slow stick to be steady in flight is a rarity. read the description below the vid for interesting details....when you are a long way from a transmitter, you do get lost signals.(dx7 and ar7000) ....found this out after watching the #11 vid......... 2 uncommanded motor shutdowns during climbout,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0PgJLKHYqw

climbout to 1500 feet not of much interest Had an RC link dropout twice as evidenced by fail safe motor shut down during climbout @ about 2:40 and 4:40. No video control dropouts,however.
skip to about 6:00....so little air motion that sometimes the plane does not appear to be moving for a few seconds at a stretch......was able to cancel scene rotation by feeding in trim inputs to the rudder....stick motion was too coarse to do this. good video when flying away from the coast.. AIR HAS TO BE REALLY CALM FOR A SLOW STICK TO FLY THIS STEADY!!! (spotter gave up early in this flight!).......no RTH on board, glad i dont have much on the slo stick!!!
Nice stable flight ! I vet is was one of your best flights...
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 08:17 PM
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Hey guys... looking for help on a hack job of a Kawasaki DVD Monitor... could you take a look?
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1478118
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 11:13 PM
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WOW! There's dead calm and then there's whatever you got! I would KILL for those conditions. EXCELLENT!

cheers

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Hard to believe how calm the air was yesterday morn....for a slow stick to be steady in flight is a rarity. read the description below the vid for interesting details....when you are a long way from a transmitter, you do get lost signals.(dx7 and ar7000) ....found this out after watching the #11 vid......... 2 uncommanded motor shutdowns during climbout,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0PgJLKHYqw

climbout to 1500 feet not of much interest Had an RC link dropout twice as evidenced by fail safe motor shut down during climbout @ about 2:40 and 4:40. No video control dropouts,however.
skip to about 6:00....so little air motion that sometimes the plane does not appear to be moving for a few seconds at a stretch......was able to cancel scene rotation by feeding in trim inputs to the rudder....stick motion was too coarse to do this. good video when flying away from the coast.. AIR HAS TO BE REALLY CALM FOR A SLOW STICK TO FLY THIS STEADY!!! (spotter gave up early in this flight!).......no RTH on board, glad i dont have much on the slo stick!!!
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 12:07 AM
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OK... going with a cheap (very) and dirty quad frame. It's beefy, but I will end up with 800-1000 watts. I am calling it "Watts on hand", because that what it is, just what I had on hand. 1/2 poplar arms, 3/16 ply for the mounts, and 1/2 inch lite-ply DIY picture frame. Wife had four, she'll never miss one.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 12:22 AM
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carguy altitude question

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pretty high PK ! Nice flying ! Do you have a OSD to know the altitude ? Or a logger ?
i have a altitude readout device that balsabuster gave me. It stores the highest altitude reached and when you replug the main power in it blinks via an led a series of flashes which are digitally displayed.....one flash is 1000 ft (if you are below 10000!!), next flashes were a total of 5 and the next flashes were 2 and the last flashes was 2....so readout was 1522. feet. next time you fly it resets if you go up over some number of feet ...(dont know what that number is) real simple to use.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 12:25 AM
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Nice PK, A slowstick in dead calm is magical!
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 12:53 AM
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newland quad buildup

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OK... going with a cheap (very) and dirty quad frame. It's beefy, but I will end up with 800-1000 watts. I am calling it "Watts on hand", because that what it is, just what I had on hand. 1/2 poplar arms, 3/16 ply for the mounts, and 1/2 inch lite-ply DIY picture frame. Wife had four, she'll never miss one.
its amazing...just a few years ago all the electronics needed to fly such a thing would have weighed 5 pounds or more....much progress has been made in this area..!.....only one guy at our field is flying one and it is a prefab one...

keep your eye on those props....tom whacked his finger flying his quad the other day...lucky it was a slo fly small prop!!
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 12:56 AM
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Hey, newbie fpver here, but I've had plenty of practice with big box store vehicles lol. I'm putting my tricopter together for an FPV complete focus... BUTTTTTT!

But I was wondering... I wanna have some juice to punch it, does anyone have some good motors they recommend. I have the KK board on the way, and I was wondering (and I am no expert), the back motor that controls the yaw... I think that's correct controls the forward speed motion right?

Would putting a more powerful motor in the back alter that speed at all or just throw the tricopter off balance?
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 01:09 AM
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sw2 maiden

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Hi All
Well... this weekend has been pretty good as far as I am concerned. I installed the Chainlink system on 2 of my planes, the Skywalker #2 and my Radian. I've gone nearly out 2km without a glitch and the video link was clear and solid.
The Radian did ok too but the weather turned up to be quite windy and blustery.

The RVOSD is needing more information and more studying, but I am taking baby steps here, like Balsabuster, it might take 6 month before I get to the bottom of this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Heyv9YJkLA

and here it is after the first nerves were conquered


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONSSthcpA4Q

great flying.....how long does it take to fly this good???

...I currently fly a slow stick....or rather, it flies me.....i try to correct where it is going without interfering too much with its own decisions as to where to go. So far , so good. Have a larger plane am trying to move up to ...called HK EPP FPV i got from a friend....however, it has no dihedral and is reputed to be a hard thing to fly....will see what the move up entails. will have a co-pilot on it ....see how well that goes.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 01:10 AM
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I think it is more that all motors provide the forward thrust, you want them all the same. But whatbdo I know? 8^)
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 01:39 AM
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At it again!

We've upgraded our ground station to a BIG card board box

My apologies for the video quality... easycap on default settings as I simply don't have the space to spare for a montrous file.

This was my first 'almost' 100% flight from under the hood! Other than my launch (AJ is still a little young to throw the Bixler) I flew her all the way into the ground... seriously. Missed hitting the fence by about 4 feet.

I edited this one down to just the fun bits. Let me know what you think!

Oz

Full FPV with co-pilot AJ 72611 (4 min 38 sec)
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