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Old Mar 01, 2012, 07:51 AM
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Rick, that sounds consistent with some of the other reviews of using it as an FPV camera. The bright sunlight while to your eyes makes things brighter to the camera creates a contrast issue that is clearly has issues dealing with, especially on the live feed.

I ended up ordering a Sony TVL 600 from Security Cams, not sure when it will arrive, but for $50 figured it would make a nice inexpensive camera that will be easy to pan.

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Yeah it definitely shows. In the maiden run, skies were scattered cloud cover with brilliantly clear air between large cumulus. The landscape below thus had huge patches of shadow, and when I'd fly into one, the whole scene would become very gloomy looking even though to my eyes the ambient light that day was very glaringly bright. By contrast, the sunny patches look GREAT on the GoPro... really nice. None of it looks bad, exactly, it's just that the difference between daytime sunny and daytime shaded was far too dramatic on video. Makes it look like I shot the shaded parts on toward evening, lol.

Oh and btw... night performance on the GoPro - basically there isn't any. You have to have really bright street lighting to see anything with this camera. That's one crippling blow to me with the whole FPV thing because my proper FPV camera (the KPC-DNR700) can easily handle typical suburban lighting conditions. I have NO problem flying in the dark with that thing so long as I have a little city or moon light to help it along. The GoPro is actually WORSE than the 808HD #11 for low light. Surprising, but true!

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i am renaming his plane- tweety bird, old yeller, yeller feather- the flying banana?

help me out people and name the yellow EZ-
Flying Lemon

Mellow Yellow?
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 09:08 AM
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i am renaming his plane- tweety bird, old yeller, yeller feather- the flying banana?

help me out people and name the yellow EZ-
Flying trots.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 10:19 AM
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You are a cad and a bounder, Sir!
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I understand what a Cad is but what is a bounder?
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Big Bird
Actually that name is copy righted. Besides the plane is not very big at all.

How about Little Chiquita? Oh wait that name is also copy righted.

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Old Mar 01, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Colonel

I understand what a Cad is but what is a bounder?
a blackguard, heel or scoundrel
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 01:45 PM
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a blackguard, heel or scoundrel
Please forgive my ignorance with British terminology.

I understand the terms heel & scoundrel but "blackguard" is vague to me.

I presume it is associated with either a private or military group of "thugs" (American term?) that did nasty things to the common folks.

I did some research after my post and here are a few historical definitions that i found:

("the lower menial members of the household in charge of the pots and pans", "servants of the army","criminals or vagrants")

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Old Mar 01, 2012, 02:03 PM
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"originally a collective noun referring to the lowest menials in court, camp followers, vagabonds", apparently. Must be some history to it.

"an unprincipled contemptible person; an untrustworthy person." pronounced blaggard/blagger
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 02:13 PM
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"originally a collective noun referring to the lowest menials in court, camp followers, vagabonds", apparently. Must be some history to it.

"an unprincipled contemptible person; an untrustworthy person." pronounced blaggard/blagger
Thanks for the follow up. I also did some research after i posted my question.

The "in charge of the pots and pans" was something that caught my attention.

Thanks for the history lesson.

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Now look here. It was I that was called a 'Cad and a scoundrel'. I don't know about all the other stuff. But it ain't nice.
If this continues, you will be hearing from my solicitors.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 02:59 PM
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I didnt think there was any solicitation allowed on this thread.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 04:06 PM
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I suppose it depends on who's doing the solicitation.
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I thought about a yellow submarine or yellow belly sap sucker.

Mybe I need a pole for the naming of said yellow EZ.

My friend Scott is painting his new EZ floresent pink and green God help me.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 05:19 PM
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Looks like a good finish - what paint have you used, and what techniques (eg for surface prep)??? Be interested to hear how well it stands up to the normal rough & tumble of life (the DupliColor on my EZ drops off if you sneeze at it!).
I'm not sure you would have to ask Scott as I used his paint.
One note though that helps with curing or drying was we used a heat gun that is used for shrinking covering and that helped so much so I will always do it.

I'm working on the glueup now and hope to have vid soon of our planes in the air.
Just remember mine is the pretty one.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Please forgive my ignorance with British terminology.

I understand the terms heel & scoundrel but "blackguard" is vague to me.

I presume it is associated with either a private or military group of "thugs" (American term?) that did nasty things to the common folks.

I did some research after my post and here are a few historical definitions that i found:

("the lower menial members of the household in charge of the pots and pans", "servants of the army","criminals or vagrants")

Vince
As most those do fit Flypoppa, he was never in charge of pots and pans.


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I thought about a yellow submarine or yellow belly sap sucker.

Mybe I need a pole for the naming of said yellow EZ.

My friend Scott is painting his new EZ floresent pink and green God help me.
Golden Urinator?
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