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Jan 27, 2013, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by abletowinginc
i seen guys that took brand new iphones when they came out the ones with gps location in them. they sent up in balloon waited a while then searched there iphone got a gps fix located it and downloaded video. it would get into the upper layers of atmosphere was incredible that they even found it. i would think if up that high could end up on other continent lol
Given the price of an iphone then they have a lot more courage than me
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Jan 27, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Yes. Leave just one red wire from the esc. A separate ubec would be preferable
Seconded.

A ubec is fairly cheap and a better way of doing it.
Jan 28, 2013, 12:32 AM
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Something definitely on the to do list, but may want to launch somewhere with 100 kms or so of nothing in any direction and no wind. Hopefully you could glide it down once the balloon pops in you had a uhf set up ?

Hey just an fpv video i did when i was in Wilsons prom a couple of weeks back
http://youtu.be/ULHn1BQSfpM
You have a very good spotter.
Jan 29, 2013, 08:23 PM
An ordinary sort of incredible
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Something definitely on the to do list, but may want to launch somewhere with 100 kms or so of nothing in any direction and no wind. Hopefully you could glide it down once the balloon pops in you had a uhf set up ?

Hey just an fpv video i did when i was in Wilsons prom a couple of weeks back
http://youtu.be/ULHn1BQSfpM
That was great! I felt like I was there with you. And that was a brilliant job of spotting.
Jan 29, 2013, 10:43 PM
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That was great! I felt like I was there with you. And that was a brilliant job of spotting.
Its always great going flying with Paul and his son Thomas (youtube BMSWEB) he really has a way with words.... "If you go that way you will chop up those girls !!!" LOL.. Really helps to calm the nerves
Jan 30, 2013, 12:38 PM
Lets make it remote control!!!
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That was great! I felt like I was there with you. And that was a brilliant job of spotting.
lol love that video...you guys are great
Jan 30, 2013, 03:38 PM
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The weathers not good, so it's time to make a new folding frame.

That way I will be ready for the long, hot summer I'm sure is coming.

Put it down as it was lunch time and...... looked at it properly for the first time since putting the bits together.

Wow ! I think I have built one of those ghost things that used to chase poor old Pacman around his maze.

Not only that but.... the tri seems to have too many legs
Jan 30, 2013, 06:34 PM
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Wow ! I think I have built one of those ghost things that used to chase poor old Pacman around his maze.
Not only that but.... the tri seems to have too many legs
Love the frame, I always wanted something foldable. Cant wait to see how it looks with all the gear fitted.

Warning if you are using the DT750's make sure your grub screws have not come loose.. Bugger !!!
MultiWii X525 loses a motor in mid air and Crashes ! (3 min 30 sec)
Jan 30, 2013, 06:44 PM
Flying a Chipmunk in Portugal
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Wow ! I think I have built one of those ghost things that used to chase poor old Pacman around his maze.
Exactly what I was thinking
Jan 31, 2013, 04:44 AM
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I hope the frame survived that crash.

I use E-Power motors, they seem pretty well made.

I haven't decided on landing skids yet but am open to good ideas for reasonably light ones.
Jan 31, 2013, 01:43 PM
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I hope the frame survived that crash.

I use E-Power motors, they seem pretty well made.

I haven't decided on landing skids yet but am open to good ideas for reasonably light ones.
I have undercarriage from a 450 size electric heli on the H
Love the new PACROTOR
Jan 31, 2013, 01:51 PM
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This video is worth a look.
Especially for you John. Pay close attention to the way the frame is designed.
Extremely clever

DRONE & DUSTED Tropfest 2013 (6 min 14 sec)
Jan 31, 2013, 01:57 PM
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Pacrotor....... nice one.

Why didn't I think of that ?

I use 1/2 wide sections of plastic drain pipe. The stuff thats around 6 inch diameter.
I cut a piece out, maybe a quarter of the circumference, and that way the plastic pipe sections act as a spring when landing.

Works very well and.... it's entertaining to watch if you come down heavily !

It's a bit unwieldy on a folding multi but I suppose I could make a quickly removable version
so the Pacrotor will fold into a reasonably small package.
Jan 31, 2013, 02:08 PM
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This video is worth a look.
That guy earns a place on my team.... probably as chief mechanic.

I just need to have a word with him about where he fixes the distress flares and as to when they should be used !


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