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Old Feb 02, 2013, 12:35 PM
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RMRC has a new shipment on the way if you don't want to deal with DL directly. Not sure on the exact date they will arrive, but should be next week.
Alright, I'm subscribed for the re-stock alert, so I'll definitely pick one up as soon as they are back in stock at RMRC.

Thanks!
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 03:31 PM
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Hey guys. Im running a castle ice 75a with the castle bec.

Which of these motors would be best for my penguin on 3s.

NTM 3536 1400kv or the Stock M2814? Is there another motor that has a good balance of power and efficiency?
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 03:43 PM
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So, just maidened my Penguin and I had barely enough power to get off the ground. And I'm on a 5800 mah 4S and also tried on a 4000 mah 4s with same issue. I think its a timing issue, but thought that the stock timing should've be fine. Did anyone else have this issue? I did calibrate it to my Rx, but I'll try that again along with checking the programming.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:04 PM
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Try powering up with the throttle high after it beeps a few times go to low and it will arm, that is how you teach it your throttle range..

What motor and prop are you running?
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:11 PM
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Try powering up with the throttle high after it beeps a few times go to low and it will arm, that is how you teach it your throttle range..

What motor and prop are you running?
Ya I'm pretty sure I did that sequence to teach/calibrate it. I'm using the big motor, 2815, I think it is. With a 9x5 Graupner eprop
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:17 PM
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I just realized that motor isn't rated for 4S, could that be my problem?
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:21 PM
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Just asking, but...............have the prop on backwards?
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:30 PM
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No I actually flew two flight with it, but could barely climb. but think I may have found the issue. I found that the deans connector on my Eagle Tree OSD was corroded and barely making connection, maybe that would explain why the OSD was acting weird too.

Update: yep, just wire wheel brushed the tabs and bent the thin tabs out and now have a solid connection and MUCH more power.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 01:43 PM
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As a vacation destination, yes, many would be but you do not want to be an avid modeler here. Only one hobby shop here and the guy never has what you need and prices are somewhat questionable..its cheaper to order online but then you have to wait and I hate that.
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same where i live thank god for the internet and rcg to learn from
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 03:56 PM
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I'm pretty happy with my new Parkflyer.

2815 motor, 3 cell 5500mah, 9x6 APC. AUW, ready to launch is 4.75 lbs.

No GoPro, just #16 keyfob.

Penquin Parkflyer :) (4 min 24 sec)


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Old Feb 04, 2013, 08:18 PM
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Hey guys so I used the 3mm spacers on the top motor mount for the 2815 motor and wow! The penguin flies much better than it already did! When I reviewed the gopro footage it literally looked like it was completely still in the sky. I am using a fy31ap which helps, but I learn to love this bird more everytime I fly it.

Here is a little upgrade i did to use the canopy with the gopro. My PZ0420 is mounted on the nose right below the bottom screw that holds down the canopy. So they're no wires hooked to the canopy which makes taking it on and off lots easier. I also decided to line the inside of the hero 2 case with aluminum tape to cut down noise.

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 05:25 AM
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FPV Camera?

Hi everyone,

Would anyone hazard to guess as to what the make and model is of the FPV camera shown in front of the GoPro camera in the photo below?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:30 PM
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I just realized that motor isn't rated for 4S, could that be my problem?
The 2815 motor is rated for 4S. If you look at the Finwing website, it shows the specs for both 3S and 4S on that motor.

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:16 PM
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I am seeing that a lot of you guys use the Dragon Link -- an obvious choice for FPV. But I also see a lot of cloverleaf style vtx antennas (and lots of mention of 800mW 1.3Ghz vtx, too).

Is anyone using DL along with a cloverleaf for video?

This is the root of my question: I figured the use of the DL implied hardcore FPV users with longish range in mind. Then, seeing so much cloverleaf throughout these Penguin threads got me wondering if an omni-directional video arrangement could cut it for users whose range needs required a DL. I figured everyone with a DL would be using patch antennas with head-tracking and maybe diversity.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:24 PM
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I am seeing that a lot of you guys use the Dragon Link -- an obvious choice for FPV. But I also see a lot of cloverleaf style vtx antennas (and lots of mention of 800mW 1.3Ghz vtx, too).

Is anyone using DL along with a cloverleaf for video?

This is the root of my question: I figured the use of the DL implied hardcore FPV users with longish range in mind. Then, seeing so much cloverleaf throughout these Penguin threads got me wondering if an omni-directional video arrangement could cut it for users whose range needs required a DL. I figured everyone with a DL would be using patch antennas with head-tracking and maybe diversity.
Cloverleaf (skew plainer wheel) are one of the best Tx antennas and is the reason why most everyone flies with them. Here are great videos on FPV and antenna selection. I tend to listen and agree with the folks who have flown FPV for some time like iBCrazy in that diversity and tracking systems are not nessassary for long range FPV. I myself have a home made cross hair I use. My son Nick, who is also my spotter, moves my antenna when I want to come in and land. Otherwise it does not need to be moved.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1355327

For radio control yes you are correct most fly with some sort of UHF system. I personally fly with Dragon Link for my FPV but revert back to 2.4 for my LOS birds. I have flown to the max range of my HiTech 2.4 with my quad. At one mile I lost control. 72 mhz is another option and is good for several miles but in my opinion the best way to go is a good UHF. One of these systems should be good for 10+ miles.

Here is my Penguin flying this weekend with the DL UHF antenna in one wingtip and my Vtx/antenna in the other.

New personal FPV distance record. (3 min 32 sec)
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