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Old Dec 29, 2007, 11:17 PM
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6' Telemaster as an FPV plane

I'm trying to figure out what would be a perfect airplane for FPV'ing that I could take off and land with goggles.

I was considering the 6' Telemaster from Hobby Lobby. It looks like it might be a great stable plane with lots of cargo area.
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/telemaster6.htm
Has anyone used this or heard anything about the stability of this plane?

Does anyone have any other suggestions for a stable FPV plane that I can use to takeoff and land with goggles on?
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 04:22 AM
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I'd say pretty much any plane out there, but will maybe restrict to any beginner one
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 05:02 AM
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I bet this baby can carry lots of goodies Think of the possibilities Guided by GPS she can even deliver a six pack of beer to your door step Kilrah!
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 05:22 AM
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Woo, yay
Care to do a stop in Belgium to load the cargo hold?
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 08:02 AM
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Oh what the heck.. I'm buying Spicoli82, better load your plane with extra.... party at Kilrah's!!!!!
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 08:44 AM
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I'm so there!

ermm... we've derailled yet another thread


Anyways, here is Mr. RC-Cam's Electro telemaster build thread: http://www.rc-cam.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1826
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Old Jan 01, 2008, 10:20 AM
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MMMMmmmmmm....beer
Now I'm thinking of a FPV C-130
I think the telemaster would be great. Doesn't Jettpilot fly one? or was that someone else?
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Old Jan 01, 2008, 03:34 PM
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Here are my two Telemaster threads:

Senior
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=511550

Electro
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=631757

Great lifting capacity. SUV of airplanes. Mileage too.

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Old Jan 02, 2008, 12:40 AM
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I use the 8 foot telemaster electric version
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Old Jan 02, 2008, 03:31 PM
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The Senior 8 foot Telemaster is my Next FPV Plane. I want to do this for some Jettpilot flights! Strait out 5 miles then turn around and come back. I will give you details when I start ordering everything.
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Old Jan 02, 2008, 04:08 PM
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I ordered the 6' Telemaster with the recommended AXI motor on the Hobby Lobby site. Will that motor have enough power for everything?
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Old Jan 03, 2008, 05:14 AM
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MY GOD Jeff!!!

That is a good set of pictures of the plane to show off the amount of room inside!!! I like getting ideas from that!! At the moment I'm tempted to design a telescopic fuse with large wings, large flaps, bent wing tip and with a what I call nose dome.
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Old Jan 05, 2008, 04:48 PM
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I like the idea of the motor and prop being up high and out of the way and using the nose for the camera pod "nose dome" as jmstech put it. very cool. How does the thrust line change flight characteristics?
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Old Jan 05, 2008, 04:59 PM
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I'd rather just put the video cam under the wing like how JettPilot does it.
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Old Jan 05, 2008, 08:07 PM
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Ok here is that NOSE DOME I am talking about.
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