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Old Oct 14, 2012, 05:05 PM
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Awesome footage Bill! Not such a great landing about midway through the first vid, how's that jet?
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Awesome footage Bill! Not such a great landing about midway through the first vid, how's that jet?
That one actually flew agian before the day was over. (Or maybe it was one just like it) It was a Habu 2, and know I shot some footage of it (or?) later in the day with the Canon. I'm not really sure if it was a landing or a low pass that went bad.
Today at Ackerman was just as bad wind wise (or maybe worse) than Watt Fest was yesterday.

Here's the 1st boat video from today. Chris running the Mean Machine twin. As you can see The lake was really choppy.


10 14 12 Mean Machine Twin (3 min 10 sec)
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 05:35 PM
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I think this Thunder Tiger (?) cat belongs to another Bill that's one of the new members in our group

10 14 12 Thunder Tiger (2 min 33 sec)
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 05:46 PM
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This is Scott's new Cheetah twin along with a Cheetah single he built for Josh? The way our group is growing it's getting hard hard for me to keep track any more.

10 14 12 Cheetah (1 min 56 sec)


Somewhere either before or after this one we did have a 4 boat P mono heat but it didn't get taped. I had a last place start and first place finsh, so just had to mention it.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Wind was definitely worse today at Ackerman than it was at Watt Fest yesterday. It was all I could do to hold position with the quad today and a couple of times thought I had lost it.

If you listen around the 1:15 mark you can hear the motors spinning up as I was pitching forward and applying more throttle into it to keep it from blowing down to the roofing company's parking lot.
In the meanwhile I did at least get a little boat footage. Got a nice close up of the park bench I almost put it into trying to get back on the ground too.

10 14 12 Ackerman Aerial (2 min 29 sec)
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 06:51 PM
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Got your FPV stuff yet W? I'm not overly impressed with the 5.8 set I got here a month or so ago. I finally got it all mounted on my HT-FPV this past week. (along with the Hobby King "Tiny OSD" and Naza GPS module)
The GPS works great (you could lay your tx on the ground and walk away with it engaged).
The tiny OSD seems to work pretty well too but think I may have it's GPS facing the wrong way after watching the video and seeing where it placed the flying object. The altitude reading seems pretty close on it since it showed 60 meters and we were guessing 200 feet. Voltage and amp readouts were pretty close too. I wouldn't want to rely on the video feed to fly by though. It's too in and out. Good thing I was still flying line of sight.

I'm going to pull the FPV off and try it in a foam glider to see if it a problem with it or just the way it's mounted on the quad.

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 08:09 AM
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Nope, haven't had time to look into it at all yet. I did manage to scratch the lens on my gopro though I was goofing around in the parking garage testing out how well the stabilized gimbal works and had to set it down in a big hurry to avoid a concrete pillar. A glue join on the gimbal let go, and the camera fell out landing lens down on concrete.

I've been wet sanding and polishing the scratches away, almost perfect now. If I can't get it perfect I'm going to contact gopro and see about a discounted upgrade to a hero3 black.

Two lessons learned... 1) stop flying like a moron with big solid objects around and 2) don't fly with the lens 100% unprotected. I've found a place that sells clear stick on protectors for the lens that would've stopped any damage, so I'll be ordering a bunch of those just in case.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Using my 41" Promise Hobby Falcon cat to test one of the Toro Beast motors. It's a 910 KV Y wind so ran it on 8s 2p with a X460 2 blade prop that has been de-tongued and back cut.
Seems to have worked out pretty well.

11 11 12 Falcon Cat (2 min 13 sec)
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:41 PM
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The maiden voyage of Ray's 40" AC Blast Cat. Powered by a Proteus motor set as a D wind for 1400 (and change) kv to run on 6s 2p for Q offshore.

11 11 12 Blast Cat 1 (1 min 4 sec)
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:43 PM
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Test run of Hugh's recently acquired Pro Boat 1/8 Miss Llumar hydro. powered by a Neu 1527/1.5Y 850 kv motor running 10s. Roughly 19 pounds of boat.

11 11 12 Miss Llumar (2 min 4 sec)
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:46 PM
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Second run of Ray's Blast Cat after checking temps and propping up a touch.

11 11 12 Blast Cat 2 (2 min 12 sec)
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:49 PM
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Jeremy's 47" Promise Hobby 47" mono powered by a Castle 2028 and Swordfish 240 HV esc. Running 9s 2p

11 11 12 PH 47 Mono (2 min 42 sec)
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:52 PM
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Brian's Traxxas X0 motor (Castle 1717) powered Aeromarine Sprintcat .40 with another short appearance of Hugh's hydro.

11 11 12 Sprintcat (2 min 9 sec)
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Scott's new P mono Pursuit. Motor & prop info: Classified (I don't know what it's got but it runs pretty darn good)

11 11 12 Pursuit (1 min 44 sec)
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:58 PM
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Last one today.
Third run of Ray's new Blast Cat. Still more prop, X457
These breezy days at Ackerman seem to have a way of converting people to larger boats since they are about that you can run when the weather is like this.

11 11 12 Blast Cat 3 (3 min 3 sec)
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