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Posted by RED_HLG | Mar 11, 2018 @ 01:51 AM | 1,998 Views
Here's what I would suggest for the typical pilot who bought some AKK's and just wants them to last for another 6 months until they die from natural causes... It appears the AKK ferry isn't going to go down their customer list and mail out free replacements... I don't think anyone really expected that, although lots of folks have posted to that effect....

Our options, roughly in order of cost/risk:

1) Update to BF 3.3 and run with it as if Smart Audio never existed.... Use that press button on the vtx to adjust channel and power. A pain, but zero risk.

2) Use a custom hex version of BF 3.3. There appear to be a couple of actors in this option:
- The AKK website (not certain when these were updated (should be in the CLI once you flash it), they don't seem to have all the FCs, just the popular ones):
https://www.akktek.com/support/bf-3-3-bugfix-hex.html
- The Race Day Quads Dropbox spearheaded by Joshua Bardwell:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l2zxnxsen...9f_-uiHAa?dl=0
And the Facebook post on RDQ group:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/541610...45066809019094

Both of these will need to be updated by the hosts each time there is a BF update, and you will need to download these manually and find them on your hard drive from the BF update tab.

3. Butterflight: some risks with the filtering, be sure you know what you're doing...
http://butterflight.co
Updates should be captured by the developers, and available in their configurator.

4. Contact AKK about discount codes and coupons for replacements... This option expired March 11th, but send them an email and verify for yourself.


5. Just buy some new vtx's, either the updated AKK or the other guy's. Lowest risk for the future, but also the most $. Note, there are some reports of SA power adjustment having issues in BF 3.3, but is reported repaired in 3.3.1.

Good luck everyone, let me know if there are some other options I missed.

RED
Posted by RED_HLG | Mar 11, 2018 @ 01:43 AM | 1,742 Views
Here's what I would suggest for the typical pilot who bought some AKK's and just wants them to last for another 6 months until they die from natural causes... It appears the AKK ferry isn't going to go down their customer list and mail out free replacements... I don't think anyone really expected that, although lots of folks have posted to that effect....

Our options, roughly in order of cost/risk:

1) Update to BF 3.3 and run with it as if Smart Audio never existed.... Use that press button on the vtx to adjust channel and power. A pain, but zero risk.

2) Use a custom hex version of BF 3.3. There appear to be a couple of actors in this option:
- The AKK website (not certain when these were updated (should be in the CLI once you flash it), they don't seem to have all the FCs, just the popular ones):
https://www.akktek.com/support/bf-3-3-bugfix-hex.html
- The Race Day Quads Dropbox spearheaded by Joshua Bardwell:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l2zxnxsen...9f_-uiHAa?dl=0
And the Facebook post on RDQ group:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/541610...45066809019094

Both of these will need to be updated by the hosts each time there is a BF update, and you will need to download these manually and find them on your hard drive from the BF update tab.

3. Butterflight: some risks with the filtering, be sure you know what you're doing...
http://butterflight.co
Updates should be captured by the developers, and available in their configurator.

4. Contact AKK about discount codes and coupons for replacements... This option expired March 11th, but send them an email and verify for yourself.


5. Just buy some new vtx's, either the updated AKK or the other guy's. Lowest risk for the future, but also the most $. Note, there are some reports of SA power adjustment having issues in BF 3.3, but is reported repaired in 3.3.1.

Good luck everyone, let me know if there are some other options I missed.

RED
Posted by RED_HLG | May 02, 2017 @ 02:52 PM | 3,985 Views
One of our flying buddies here in Seattle, Roy Nakano was looking forward to driving down to Poway for the big IHLGF when he was stricken by a stroke April 11th. Instead of flying and hanging out with other pilots... he's been in the hospital and working through physical therapy. He has health insurance through work but it's really not enough to cover all his bills. If you'd like to help out, his friends have started a Go-Fund-Me campaign. You can check it out here:


https://www.gofundme.com/roy-nakano-medical-fund


Thanks everyone for your help.

RED
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Posted by RED_HLG | Apr 19, 2014 @ 10:33 AM | 5,708 Views
Check Ride-Carbon Truss 3d with Coaxial Motor:

Check Ride-Carbon Truss 3d with Coaxial Motor (3 min 11 sec)


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Posted by RED_HLG | May 23, 2013 @ 10:26 PM | 6,846 Views
Are you interested in learning more about R/C hand launch gliders? Well Sunday June 16th the Seattle Area Soaring Society is host a HLG Clinic at 60-Acres park in Redmond, WA. Bring your HLG if you have one and if you don't you'll still likely to learn something.

We've lined up several of the top HLG pilots in the area lined up as instructors, and we'll have break out sessions where pilots of different skill levels well be grouped so you can get help on what's been challenging you in getting to that next level.

fun starts at 9am, lunch will be provided at noon and we'll also have a swap meet at noon, so bring out the stuff you've got that needs a new home.

Best of all, did I mention it's all free:-)

There's more information on our website (seattleareasoaringsociety.com) or just drop me an IM.

Red
Posted by RED_HLG | May 14, 2013 @ 06:21 PM | 9,145 Views
Hey, live in the Pacific NW? Please take this poll about our clinic June 16 (Father's Day):
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1891375
Posted by RED_HLG | Mar 14, 2013 @ 10:34 AM | 6,595 Views
The Seattle Area Soaring Society proudly hosts HLG contests throughout the year (March -October) at our beautiful flying field in Carnation, WA.

Dates for 2013:
Saturday, March 16
Saturday, April 27 (rain date for missed April 13 contest)
Saturday, May 11
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, August 10
Saturday, September 7-8
Saturday, October 5

Sunday, June 16 - HLG Clinic at 60-Acres

Directions to the field:
http://www.seattleareasoaringsociety...carnation_farm

More about Hand Launch Gliders at SASS:
http://www.seattleareasoaringsociety.com/sigs/hlg.shtml

SASS 2013 Calender in PDF:
http://www.seattleareasoaringsociety...20Calendar.pdf
Posted by RED_HLG | Feb 20, 2013 @ 06:27 PM | 6,742 Views
Hey, if you have a minute, and fly HLG's, take this poll:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...3#post24198045

Thanks, RED
Posted by RED_HLG | Jan 26, 2013 @ 04:32 PM | 6,821 Views
We're putting together a new order of LED clocks from China, feel free to IM me about pricing and availability. Red
Posted by RED_HLG | Sep 06, 2012 @ 08:45 PM | 6,986 Views
The Two Lefties Timing VLC's(Very Large Clocks) made their way to the 2012 US F3K team select over Labor Day weekend. Adrian Dybwad's F3K Master software was used to drive them, and despite the wind and rain, they performed flawlessly!

The clocks are off to the East Coast HLG Festival in North Carolina. PM me if you'd like to see the clocks at your next contest.

Red
Posted by RED_HLG | Jul 24, 2012 @ 03:53 PM | 7,314 Views
So, the Two Lefties Timing LED Clocks had their first big outing at The Bruce June 30-July 1 in Shelbyville KY. Everything went well, although the extreme 105 degree F heat was a little too much and the one clock had to be moved under a tent. Keep an eye out for the clocks at the Nats next week in Muncie IN, and then at the F3K Team Select in Denver, CO over Labor Day weekend!
7:29 at night...Yeah, its 93.2 F!
Posted by RED_HLG | Apr 07, 2012 @ 03:39 PM | 7,557 Views

IMAG0546 by red_HLG

This is a shot if our beautiful field in Carnation, WA (East of Seattle). All of my club's HLG contests are held here. Yes, those are mountains in the background! You'll have to consider joining us sometime, check our schedule at http://seattle areasoaringsociety.com
Posted by RED_HLG | Apr 07, 2012 @ 11:27 AM | 7,329 Views

IMG_1046 by red_HLG
That's me, doing something I love... Hosting HLG contests.

On display are some of the clocks we're preparing for this season's contests. If all goes as planned, you should see these at the Bruce this summer.