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Old Sep 14, 2012, 09:48 AM
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We should have a fun fly here one weekend.I can cook burgers and stuff. And just have fun flying with other people
I'm down for that.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Yeah definitely.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Yeah the weather is getting nice and cool.This is perfect flying weather to me.And the leaves will be changing soon so it will look nice from above
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Yall just let me know I'm good with just about any weekend unless I have to work.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:37 AM
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That's great. What kind of range are you getting from that video RX/TX/antenna?

Have you ever flown with another guy on the DL v2? That's what I have, wondering if any cross/interference.
My record is 17 km made one week ago. Never flown with somebody else on the DL.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:38 AM
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My record is 17 km made one week ago. Never flown with somebody else on the DL.
That's really great.

Where'd you fly from?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:43 AM
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That's really great.

Where'd you fly from?
In MD, Montgomery County from South (River Rd), over Little Seneca Lake to the N.
It was very light N wind before rain and no comm airplanes.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:48 AM
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In MD, Montgomery County from South (River Rd), over Little Seneca Lake to the N.
It was very light N wind before rain and no comm airplanes.
Cool. You flying this weekend?

I have to maiden my X8.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:54 AM
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The DL is suppose to be ok with more then one flying at the same time from what I remember reading somewhere.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Cool. You flying this weekend?

I have to maiden my X8.
It depends of the weather, wind direction.
I'd prefer to fly somewhere I won't see commercial airplanes, cause I need at least 800-1000m to fly far away.
Woodstock is a best area w/strong thermals or gonna find some place on SkyLine w/good landing.
Just checked w/forecast - on Sat gonna be a little windy (11-14ml/h), but on Sunday - NW about 4-6ml/h - looks better.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 12:16 PM
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It depends of the weather, wind direction.
I'd prefer to fly somewhere I won't see commercial airplanes, cause I need at least 800-1000m to fly far away.
Woodstock is a best area w/strong thermals or gonna find some place on SkyLine w/good landing.
Just checked w/forecast - on Sat gonna be a little windy (11-14ml/h), but on Sunday - NW about 4-6ml/h - looks better.
800m-1000m of altitude for the plane(AGL) - or you want to be at 800-1000m elevation?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:30 PM
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Hey, Nick. We won't hold being from Philly against you! Haha. (I'm a skins fan.)

Just finishing up an x8 build myself. What do you have in yours?
It actually just arrived the other day and I'm doing mach-ups on where I might be putting the components, Been reading on the x8 form about the best esc/motor/prop combo and I'm scratching my head on that atm but I will be doing some neat things to my x8 that I didn't take the time to do on either of my skywalkers(zoom cam,cam switchers,gopro as fpv cam)
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:42 PM
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It actually just arrived the other day and I'm doing mach-ups on where I might be putting the components, Been reading on the x8 form about the best esc/motor/prop combo and I'm scratching my head on that atm but I will be doing some neat things to my x8 that I didn't take the time to do on either of my skywalkers(zoom cam,cam switchers,gopro as fpv cam)
Definitely want to do go-pro as FPV. But I haven't sorted out how I want to mount it.

I also think the HoryzonHD would be an interesting camera. Don't think the quality is quite as high as the GoPro.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Hey guys just want to introduce myself into the mix. My name is John and I live down in Fredericksburg, VA, been flying FPV for over a year down here. I been flying RC on and off for nearly 15 years. I currently flying 72 MHz (Futaba 9Cap) on an EZ with gopro; I have hit a max distance of 2 miles. Fly 1.2 video system with a clover on the plane and Helix on the ground. Honestly the only reason I havenít stepped up to a UHF system at the moment is due to I want to move to the next platform (either a ZII or Skywalker). I have 100+ flights on my EZ and recently went from a monitor to Fatsharks (big difference). Anyways just wanted to say hi, and introduce myself to the group.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 03:11 PM
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800m-1000m of altitude for the plane(AGL) - or you want to be at 800-1000m elevation?
I need 1000m up (height, altitude) for my SW just to catch a good thermal. Sorry, confused w/elevation.
Still didn't decide where to go on Sunday - 1. near Woodstock (there are no airplanes, but could be a little strong wind),
or 2. near Potomac, MD (just for testing new big wing (2.6m) for my SW).
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