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Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:14 PM
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$100!!!! Meh, I really was just wondering
or you can do it the hard way. set up to small flags(referance points) like 10-20ft apart and have your dad handy with a stopwatch. the have him start it at the first flag then stop it at the second flag. then lets say for example your pop wing goes 20 ft in 0.5 seconds. then divide 20 by 0.5 and get 40. you pop wing goes 40mph.that was an example!
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:15 PM
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Haha yeah I know that you know that I'd rather spend the cash on other awesome R/C crap
you need to buy this http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...al_Kit.htmland and rc car. itd be exacly like the video games.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:21 PM
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or you can do it the hard way. set up to small flags(referance points) like 10-20ft apart and have your dad handy with a stopwatch. the have him start it at the first flag then stop it at the second flag. then lets say for example your pop wing goes 20 ft in 0.5 seconds. then divide 20 by 0.5 and get 40. you pop wing goes 40mph.that was an example!
That would be 40 feet per second, which is not equal to 40mph. 1.46ft/s = 1mph, so that's actually around 27mph. More importantly, though, this method is surprisingly difficult to do accurately. At any reasonable distance between points, it's tough to tell exactly when the plane has passed the marker.Best I've tried was with an onboard camera... limited success.

Dan, if you can get a video of the plane passing close to the camera on a straight, level path with maybe ~3 seconds time coming and going and good, clean audio, someone here on RCG can get a Doppler reading and tell you with plenty of accuracy how fast it's going. I'll even do it if I can get Wav-O-Scope working.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:35 PM
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about to put in a Hobby King order. any small stuff i would need? anything really?
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:40 PM
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:41 PM
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:41 PM
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thanks man!
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:47 PM
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WHAAAAAAAAAAT? I've been in for 7 weeks already!
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:50 PM
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thanks man!
Yup! I always seem to forget something when I order stuff.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 08:09 PM
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WHAAAAAAAAAAT? I've been in for 7 weeks already!
We just had a two week holiday. It was coming towards the end of the term for us here as you started again. Oh well. It will be a short one of nine weeks but the last week is all exams so that one will be shite
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 08:37 PM
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Whoo hooo the Blade MSRx is fun! I need a DM8 module for my 8FG now
MCPX here I come...or Nano CPX!
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Whoo hooo the Blade MSRx is fun! I need a DM8 module for my 8FG now
MCPX here I come...or Nano CPX!
ncpx! my mcpx sucks! IT IS A MONEY TRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Only if you crash it:P
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Only if you crash it:P
you sayin ima bad pilot? dont worry i suck at helis.
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