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Old Mar 05, 2011, 10:37 AM
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Going to my parents this weekend. Weather is bad so I won't bring the plane, but I sure will do some FPV there this summer. This place is great to bring back nice pics and videos:
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 10:39 AM
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Art. Are you still using the geared motor ? I can tell your wife was not in the house when you took the movie, or she is very tolerant
She is very tolerant... also wasn't home at the time...

Put the slowstick on the scales, 24 oz ready to fly, from what I've read that is nothing for it to carry. I've heard of them in the 42 oz range.

Started to put a wiring harness together for the Seniorita, found enough parts and pieces from the HK stuff to make one complete connector for the transmitter. I'm trying to set things up so I can easily swap the transmitter and OSD from the slow stick to the Seniorita... until I can afford it's own gear. I do have the DIY 5.8 equipment from RV, maybe it could go in the SS.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 10:43 AM
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 10:46 AM
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Two complete and ready to fly FPV planes... and a chance for some flying weather this weekend. 8^)
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 11:06 AM
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Get the cam out and film ! I need to be entertained, rain and snow all mixed up this weekend and 4 hour drive to go there...and again to come back tomorrow. But spring is coming
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 11:49 AM
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headed out to fly! 8^)
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 02:49 PM
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It's raining here... Finished most of the honey-do's... I should get my work area in order today... It's good to finally catch up on everything since being sick for so long...

Good luck on your flying today Art...
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 04:29 PM
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It's raining here... Finished most of the honey-do's... I should get my work area in order today... It's good to finally catch up on everything since being sick for so long...

Good luck on your flying today Art...
Get to it MM, Spring's a comin'
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 04:36 PM
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Good flying day, lots of video. Did a bone-head noob mistake, almost cost me the SS.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Looks like I've picked up a little static of some kind since I rewired it. Maybe from adding the OSD? Oh well, something else to figure out. This video was recorded with my Aiptek, it is raw unedited, sorry for the pauses of not much going on. Everything was going well, I was using a lot of pan/tilt, some how I managed to tilt the camera all the way down and didn't realize it or just got so engrossed in the scenery that I'd forgot I'd done it. You can see things starting to awry at about 6:15. The camera angle makes me think I'm headed down when I really wasn't. Acted like I didn't have enough elevator, when in actuality I was level but kept pulling the nose up to get the camera up to the horizon. So I ended up in a series of stalls, you can hear me adding throttle to try and bring the nose up. Dumb mistake but didn't hurt anything. Was really nice to be able to steer it on the ground.

bone head (9 min 20 sec)
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 07:30 PM
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Looks like I've picked up a little static of some kind since I rewired it. Maybe from adding the OSD? Oh well, something else to figure out.
Art, you're not the only one. Lots of glitches on my flight today. (more than yours). Coincidence? (my mic is not working. Not hooked up? Haven't checked it out yet).

Art, remember that your prop should be seen in the upper half of the screen, unless you're fooling around.

(an FMA Direct Co-Pilot would prevent the "bone head" phenomenon from happening).

Me too ! (3 min 5 sec)
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 07:44 PM
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Interesting... did sound like there is some sound from motor/esc.
My stsatic seemed to be related to motor speed, maybe those solar flares they've been talking about?

(Bone Head) Oh well, was my first FPV aerobatics

Know where I can get one of those co-pilots??
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 08:00 PM
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I was getting glitches when the motor wasn't running.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 08:07 PM
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Know where I can get one of those co-pilots??
I know a guy who has one. Maybe you know him too. He's quite the bluegrass musician.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 09:47 PM
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Nice guys ! I find the video link kind of good.

Art, I'm almost feeling sick...what a rollercoaster ride Also you ow to do something with that windshield on the kadet...deform the vision too much if you put it on the plane ?

Great to see the screen on the Aiptek so big. And you got another monitor now ? Any reason ?

Balsabuster, nice landing.

When on the highway today, I kept looking at places to fly...can't get FPV out of me
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