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Old Mar 08, 2011, 08:10 PM
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Been watching the FPV videos tread lately. If you want a trip to the clouds, this one is nice. Sure would need that dragonlink to go that high !

Plenty of different type of FPV flight in this tread: aerobatics, microkopter (I like those, so stable), gliders, obstacle course...sure worth a look !
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 08:29 PM
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Going into is one thing, getting out is another ! With no ground reference if the clouds are everywhere, it could be tricky without OSD ans GPS to find your way home.

But we are going to try it, aren't we (carefully or not) ?
Yep... BalsaBuster will help me keep an eye on it... 8^)
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 12:12 AM
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Getting some mundane things accomplished on the Seņorita.
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 01:45 AM
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Going in the clOuds is no joy... You get lost, the camera fogs up etc..But going above them or skirting them is fantastic !!!
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 09:51 AM
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Getting some mundane things accomplished on the Seņorita.
What is that gadget between the servo wires ? And is that a throttle pushrod ?
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 10:21 AM
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What is that gadget between the servo wires ? And is that a throttle pushrod ?
It's a little device that generates a neutral servo pulse. Great for setting up a new plane. Just plug it into a battery and the servo you want to setup and it holds it in the center of it's travel while you set up the linkage. Don't have to have a transmitter/receiver connected. Was sold by Sonic1 here on rcgroups, don't know if if still does or not.
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 10:21 AM
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It's a steering pushrod.
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 10:58 AM
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It's a steering pushrod.
right ! Should have tought of it !

Sorry if I missed it, but will you make it your 3rd FPV plane or simply transfer one of your gear to it ?
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 10:58 AM
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It's a little device that generates a neutral servo pulse. Great for setting up a new plane. Just plug it into a battery and the servo you want to setup and it holds it in the center of it's travel while you set up the linkage. Don't have to have a transmitter/receiver connected. Was sold by Sonic1 here on rcgroups, don't know if if still does or not.
Nice thing !
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 11:02 AM
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Going in the clOuds is no joy... You get lost, the camera fogs up etc..But going above them or skirting them is fantastic !!!
Yep, I'd like to try that but I will need the dragonlink first. Any idea how long they are on delivery now ?
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right ! Should have tought of it !

Sorry if I missed it, but will you make it your 3rd FPV plane or simply transfer one of your gear to it ?
My plan at this time is to use the 200 mW system from the SlowStick on the Senorita, I will make the electrial connections compatible for easily swapping them from one plane to the other. I do have the RV DIY 5.8 ghz setups that I might try on the Slow Stick.
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 01:06 PM
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What is that gadget between the servo wires ?
This is what I use. I've used it to set up maybe a dozen planes:

http://www.york-electronics.com/

Video of it exercising servos:

TowerPro SG 5010 servo demo. (0 min 30 sec)
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 01:23 PM
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This is what I use. I've used it to set up maybe a dozen planes:

http://www.york-electronics.com/

Video of it exercising servos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx55HNOz1VQ
Nice stuff, thanks !
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I've been shopping for a small TV for my shop. Had a little time during the day and stopped at the local Target store. They had one of the Visio 19 inch LED TVs that a lot of guys are using for FPV. This was the last one, a display model, so they sold it to me for $150. Combo shop and FPV monitor!

(sorry Chuck)
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 08:18 PM
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I suspect LED is going to be brighter?
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