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Posted by Dacono Air | May 06, 2011 @ 01:20 PM | 4,333 Views
I'm no Preacher of Doom and Gloom, but I have to be honest when I say I think our future of FPV flight is on Barrowed Time.
I make this observation by the amount of fpv video's out there and some "horror" stories if you will...Common sense...or that little voice in our heads is never wrong, what makes me write this little doo-diddy is that there seems to be an increasing frequency to "close calls" and a little part of me dies every time I log onto RCG and run across "You Better Read This!".
I'd say that 99 percent of us have common sense when it comes to flying a model airplane LOS or otherwise, and that's probably being generous, But it's only going to Take that "One Incident" that ruins it for everyone.
Common Sense should tell you it's not a matter of "If"....it's "When"....and if your not hearing that...then you probably have no common sense.
So let's enjoy our FPV while we have it and remember we are Sharing the airspace with civilian Aircraft, and make mental notes of whats below you...just in case of loss of control...fly safe.
My 02
Posted by Dacono Air | Mar 10, 2011 @ 04:06 AM | 5,198 Views
The Current Hangar:

*= ready to run / or could be in short order
>= Needs started / finished or major repairs

*GWS Slow Stick (x2)
*GWS Tigermoth 400
*HobbyZone Firebird Phantom
*HobbyZone Super Cub (CubCaster FPV ship)
*Parkzone Corsair (x3)
*Parkzone Stinson
*Parkzone UMJ3
*Parkzone P-47D
*Parkzone BF-109
*Parkzone P51 Bl
*E-flite T-34 Mentor
*E-flite Rhapsody
*E-flite Ultimate 20-300 Bipe
*E-flite SuperCub 25e
>E-flite P-51B Mustang 32e
>3DHS 49" Sukhoi
*BP Hobbies Sopwith Camel
*NP/FMS/Airfield A6M Zero 1400
*NP/Airfield RC 55" Sky Trainer
*Hangar 9 40 J3 Cub (nitro - enya 80-4c)
>Hangar 9 F4U-1D Corsair 50
>Multiplex Fun Cub
>Old - Unbranded (homebuilt?) Cub/Champ type aircraft..about a .40 size...needs R&R
>GreatPlanes Spectra (almost had her finished until a cheap-a**ed
folding prop blew the nose off)-in limbo..not really worth the $40 plus replacement fuse IMO.

>P-trittle/dumas l-19 Bird Dog (unfinished)
>Old Hirobo Super Chipmunk (unfinished)
>Old Zagi (twin motor--Still in the box un-started - no desire)
>Ebay/Chinese 4 Star Bird 40 ( 4 star 40 copy - unfinished)

Recent Trades:
_E-flite Extra 260 480 3d (given back to Bro)
_Parkzone Extra 300 (for the pz p51)

Future Wants:
Hangar 9 Piper Pawnee 40
E-Flite Cessna 150 Aerobat
PZ Spitfire Mk IX

- My first PZ corsair, the usuall story of 4c power re-forming the wing. I'm actually using some of the...Continue Reading
Posted by Dacono Air | Jan 06, 2011 @ 02:53 AM | 5,700 Views
For those of You like myself that have crappy printers but better Measuring equipment, here are the dimensions I came up with by scaling the original PDF using pixels per square inch.
My PDF copy was exactly 100 pixels per 1.00" inch. The GP patch I made is working fantasticaly!
PS: dont use this copy I posted for printing and pasting, it is only posted for dimensions.
Posted by Dacono Air | Dec 30, 2010 @ 02:46 AM | 5,682 Views
I came up with this Idea after the first round of twisted rods, I will let ya'll know if it holds up.
2 years and a few hundred flight's...still holding up only having to re-snug the screws a couple of times.
The parkzone Paint not holding up though
Posted by Dacono Air | Nov 05, 2010 @ 07:21 AM | 5,464 Views
Some vid's I Have on youtube.
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