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Old Feb 09, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 08:32 PM
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Terry you might want to look at Tom franks post on the key fobs as some sd cards aren't compatible with them.
Interesting that Flypoppa's # 18 cam doesn't work with a class 10 card. Unless it isn't a high def camera it should have worked.

I used a class 4 and 6 card with my low def # 8 camera but went to a class 10 for my # 16 which does a really nice job.

You have to be careful that you actually got the camera you want. I purchased what I thought was a # 11 but got a # 14 which was a piece of junk.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 10:17 PM
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Interesting that Flypoppa's # 18 cam doesn't work with a class 10 card. Unless it isn't a high def camera it should have worked.

I used a class 4 and 6 card with my low def # 8 camera but went to a class 10 for my # 16 which does a really nice job.

You have to be careful that you actually got the camera you want. I purchased what I thought was a # 11 but got a # 14 which was a piece of junk.
There is no benefit of using a faster write speed card with a camera then is required for the unit. He also probably got a bum camera. The fact that he is older and uglier then me also worked against him .
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 03:46 AM
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There is no benefit of using a faster write speed card with a camera then is required for the unit. He also probably got a bum camera. The fact that he is older and uglier then me also worked against him .
Oooh the insults that come out of this fat pot belly friend of mine.
As for the camera that I used on the Easystar. (On topic). There are a few cases where a class 10 worked. It depends on the make it seems.
I first used the class10 as I already had it.
The class 4 is the recommended one to use. Also a 4 gig is sufficient as with the on board battery only lasts about 1 hour.
With my class 4 and 4 gig I got 56 minutes on a static test. The battery was flat, and I still had a few meg left on the card.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 11:49 AM
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Oooh the insults that come out of this fat pot belly friend of mine.
As for the camera that I used on the Easystar. (On topic). There are a few cases where a class 10 worked. It depends on the make it seems.
I first used the class10 as I already had it.
The class 4 is the recommended one to use. Also a 4 gig is sufficient as with the on board battery only lasts about 1 hour.
With my class 4 and 4 gig I got 56 minutes on a static test. The battery was flat, and I still had a few meg left on the card.
Flypoppa

Just ignore my happy and rotund friend from Southern Florida. It's the sun that makes him say those nasty things. (like he did last month to me. )

Looks like you found a good combination for your camera. Whatever works is the right path. My # 16 works good with a class 10 and # 8 with a class 4.

I did forget to tell you that the video of your EZ was pretty nice to watch. You have a really nice area to fly as long as you don't try to make a goal during a landing.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 04:47 PM
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I did some 20 kilometers of EZ FPV flying today. Mostly over water:





Very power efficient: 18:20 min and 9.4km on 550mAh


Second flight was even longer, but the mAh meter got an off-set as I switched on the OSD before the ESC (leaving the current meter floating freely). Also had to use more power to fight heavy gusts of wind on return flight.

Visiting Sweden:


Long way home:


Kronborg castle





Very pleased with the set-up.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:18 PM
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I did some 20 kilometers of EZ FPV flying today. Mostly over water:





Very power efficient: 18:20 min and 9.4km on 550mAh


Second flight was even longer, but the mAh meter got an off-set as I switched on the OSD before the ESC (leaving the current meter floating freely). Also had to use more power to fight heavy gusts of wind on return flight.

Visiting Sweden:


Long way home:


Kronborg castle





Very pleased with the set-up.
so pleased you painted out your Altitude-lol good show !
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:11 PM
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20k very impressive.
Also from the sceen shots it looks like a very nice place to fly.
Did you pixilate the alt as not to make someone mad? LOL
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:08 AM
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ekace1, scott,

thank you - Yes, I have decided to try not to offend anybody. Video link available on request.

I'm really pleased with the ES performance, It cuises happily along at 3-4 amps, and will do 60km/h at 6-7A if need be. I believe the key is a good motor/prop combo and reasonable aerodynamics. I should be able to get 40-60 minutes FPV flight time on my current 2300mAh pack
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:16 PM
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3s lipo I assume? So 3-4 amps means about 40W. Nice!

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:12 AM
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ekace1, scott,

thank you - Yes, I have decided to try not to offend anybody. Video link available on request.

I'm really pleased with the ES performance, It cuises happily along at 3-4 amps, and will do 60km/h at 6-7A if need be. I believe the key is a good motor/prop combo and reasonable aerodynamics. I should be able to get 40-60 minutes FPV flight time on my current 2300mAh pack
Hi mike_o,

can you tell me something about you setup?
I'm searching for a good motor-prop combo for my new Easystar 2.
I'll be flying fpv with a gopro...just to keep that extra weigth in mind

Any other suggestions are welcome

thanks in advance
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:39 AM
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Hi mike_o,

can you tell me something about you setup?
I'm searching for a good motor-prop combo for my new Easystar 2.
I'll be flying fpv with a gopro...just to keep that extra weigth in mind

Any other suggestions are welcome

thanks in advance
Lapino,

for the ES2, I find the stock folding prop hard to beat. In my ES2, I use a fairly cheap 2826mm 1000kv outrunner, which is a bit smaller and less powerful than the MPX recommendation (2830mm 1200kv, i think). Still, I get 45 degree climb with my setup, and the benefit of a smaller motor is improved efficiency. I don't think your GoPro will make a major impact on performance, if you mount it as flush as possible.

Keep us posted on your progress!
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:55 AM
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touch'n'snow

Superb weather today: I fitted my EasyTwin with smaller 5x4.5x3 props (for better ground/snow clearance) and took her for a low and slow LOS flight.





After many fine touch'n'goes, I got carried away / over confident

But miraculously the Easy emerged from the snowcloud in level flight

A short video:
EasyStar with camera. Aileron and twin mod. Touch'n'snow... (1 min 11 sec)


A longer, unedited video, note clipping the rushes at 2:00
EasyTwin low 'n'snow (0 min 0 sec)


This is what the plane looks like:
EasyTwin (0 min 0 sec)



I promise, I will get that video editing SW now, and make some nice short videos. Any recommendations? I used AVS, which worked fine, but the license ran out, and I refuse paying an annual fee for basic SW
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Thank you for your answer
Very good looking easytwin
I was thinking of a motor mount to use 9x5 props ...
Did anyone try the stock bl motors with 9x5 props?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:08 PM
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A short video:
http://youtu.be/7Z0lsbwtCm8

A longer, unedited video, note clipping the rushes at 2:00
http://youtu.be/54dCqX_4K8E

This is what the plane looks like:
http://youtu.be/wIN_jqE-4dc


I promise, I will get that video editing SW now, and make some nice short videos. Any recommendations? I used AVS, which worked fine, but the license ran out, and I refuse paying an annual fee for basic SW
Thanks! All three very worth watching, just beautiful! What props are you using, are they 3-blades? I always wonder if it would be economical to have two large props instead of one small prop at the back. It costs extra weight for ESCs and motors but on the other side it could be more efficient.

About video editing, I like Kdenlive a lot and it's for free! It's not for Windows though.
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