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Old Sep 24, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Its FPV, not RPV The FAA won't have jurisdiction over you, you're in GB, no?

Let me tell you from this point, while its good to plan ahead, you're looking way to far into the future. First focus on designing it, then build it, if you're planning for all of these things you are bound to get sidetracked.

IMO, (not that I've tried it) Joystick flying is overrated unless you have a full cockpit setup. Ardupilot is abit weak as well.

Now, for a few questions:
What are you building it out of?
Are you going to get the cross-sections lasered or milled?
Are you going to be glassing it?
What radio are you running? (just curious)

Again, don't even think about FPV yet, it can be difficult to learn about (most people would consider it alot to take in), and you'll likely get more interested in that and loose sight of this project.
its going to be a composite Fuse with ply Re-enforcement (im carving a plug to mould it soon)

Im Upgrading to a hitec A9.. As said earlier this year..

And im already into FPV and have been for a while now..

im outta FAA jurisdiction ? Awesome! Go GB!

oh and cross sections will be CNC Milled

K
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 01:23 AM
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 01:27 AM
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and depronicus reported me..
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 03:12 AM
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Hi 3DDF,

What kind of FPV experience do you have? What type of FPV plane are you flying and what sort of gear are you using?
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 04:27 AM
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A plane that large and using an APM? You really will be prodding the hornets nest with this one - if you think the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) won't be paying a visit with some big pointy sticks, you're mistaken. Something that big under an autopilot with the range you are specifying will no way be insured under your BMFA cover (you are insured, right...?). God help you and our hobby if something like this gets in the press.

But then I read Depronicus' links, and realised that this is never going to see the light of day anyway.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 05:51 AM
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The capitalisation was just a tiny clue. Sad case... almost
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:15 AM
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Hi 3DDF,

What kind of FPV experience do you have? What type of FPV plane are you flying and what sort of gear are you using?
Ive had about 10-15 flights on an FPV zagi
i was using 5.8 gHz Gear a 500mw Tx
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:20 AM
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A plane that large and using an APM? You really will be prodding the hornets nest with this one - if you think the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) won't be paying a visit with some big pointy sticks, you're mistaken. Something that big under an autopilot with the range you are specifying will no way be insured under your BMFA cover (you are insured, right...?). God help you and our hobby if something like this gets in the press.

But then I read Depronicus' links, and realised that this is never going to see the light of day anyway.
Well look like this'll just be an FPV model then..
yes i am Covered by the BMFA
And it will see the light of Day everybody Just you watch..


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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:20 AM
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The capitalisation was just a tiny clue. Sad case... almost
Tiny clue to what ?

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Now can you please stay on topic please!
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:25 AM View Post
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 10:59 AM
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I find it hard to believe this thing will get built for 1k in any denomination. Good luck with the 3-4 hour loiter time. That'll cost you 1k just in batteries alone. Just the same hope it all works out for you but like some other respected members on here I'm not holding my breath.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 06:53 PM
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Yeah....I'm out...I'll be looking out for pictures. PM me if you need anything K.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:12 AM
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3DDFHobbies,
I encourage you to continue writing this and any other thread you start.
It is great entertainment, thank you for your efforts.

To the rest of you guys,it's clearly all a joke. (Depronicus mentioned this earlier, but to my big surprise I now see that the Moderator has removed HIS post. Funny world.)
My first thought when I started reading this thread was "Wow, this guy is totally clueless."
But the more I read the more I realize that he is not. He must know a lot about this topic, because he repeatedly and consistently throws out ideas that are totally meaningless in the real world. But if he was clueless, he would not understand that the ideas were meaningless, and would not be able to hit with such precision. All credit to him for that.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 05:59 AM
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Oh don't worry this project will take to the skies! and ill do it by september next year Just to shove it up Depronicus's A... (if you read his post history on my threads he has been Trolling me (provocation) and others ...


for the past year and i have had enough so if anybody is mentally challanged its him as it seems he put others down to make himself fell better

K
Wow. This is pretty much what you said about me too! No one is trying to put you down, just that you're taking everyone on this forum for a mug and you're finally being caught out and trying to make out everyone else are the bad ones.

With regards to the size of this model and the BMFA, you will be covered but only to an extent. There are specifics relating to models over 7kg, such as you needing to hold a 'B' certificate, not taking off or landing from an area with public access, unless marshalled during the flight, having a proper working failsafe fitted. There are also restrictions as to the airspace permitted to fly in and are subject to the ANO, ATC and CAA.
You might want to have a good read through the members handbook.

Though it's likely none of this is relevant as this project will never get that far of the drawing board.
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