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Posted by FlyBoyMarcus | Apr 27, 2012 @ 11:31 PM | 2,467 Views
Spent this week on holidays at Batemans Bay on the south coast of NSW and the weather turned on an absolute treat for flying after the fist rainy day.

After spending the last 6 or so weeks building up a Skywalker in anticipation of this event it was a nerve racking experience to FPV it the first time over the ocean/Forrest but after a shaky start all when great.

DVR broke 2 days before trip so no video of my best FPV adventures to date

FSD 1290KVA Motor
APC 9 x 6 Prop
3000mAH 3S for motor/servo power(1200 extra in parralell for Range testing)
1200mAH 3S for VTx/OSD
Hornet OSD
FY31AP Autopilot
RangeVideo 1.2MHZ 800mW VTx
RabgeVideo V Antenna
HK Sony 400TVL CCD
Mystery Cloud 60Amp ESC
Turnigy BEC
AR8000 Spektrum Rx

Ground Station
15 Inch Onix LCD
RangeVideo Delux 1.2MHz VRx
RangeVideo rubber ducky antenna
Vuzix 920 Video Glasses
7A Century Lead Acid Battery

Spektrum DX7s

Max range 2200 Metres @ 350 Meters
Stall speed @ 23 KM/H
Cruise @ 4-7 Amps depending on wind, light wind at ground level
Max speed 70 KM/H(10Amps in a dive, intentionally baby this bird)
On Average 1100mA used for 12 Minutes Flight Time
Longest flight 20 Minutes - 2100mA used
Some video break up when aircraft is flying directly away at distance but this clears with a slight turn, may need to review antenna position.

The flying area,