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Old Feb 04, 2013, 07:04 AM
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Cleared for take off...
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Hoppy, tiss' rude of me to have stepped all over a 50th birthday celebration, congrats for surviving it, hope you tried to take on those young'uns its a sport worth losing every decade or so

But playing here sugeststs you're still the 'king of the kids' so well done old boy


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Old Feb 04, 2013, 07:13 AM
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Good price.

Pity that deal wasn't available last week when I ordered a new cam from them. Oh well, got the CMQ1993X (IR filtered version of the PZ0420) coming.
For an extra $10 that is a good buy too. I probably should have spent the extra $10 to be honest
Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:23 PM
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Drones in the news - I WANT one of these little critters but look at the price !!!!!

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/tec...205-2dvmw.html
Old Feb 04, 2013, 11:07 PM
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It blows my mind all the time that as soon as you mention military, companies charge like wounded buffalo!!

I read somewhere that the USA military spent something like $20Mil on some multirotor drones. I reckon any number of us on here could have supplied the same speced machines, for 5% of the price.

Unbelievable!!!
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 11:09 PM
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I could not agree more but that's just not how the tender process works.
Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:52 AM
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Last couple of vids from the weekend, sorry I'm an FPV video whore.
Whore it up Gim! Keep 'em coming
Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:12 AM
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Drones in the news - I WANT one of these little critters but look at the price !!!!!

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/tec...205-2dvmw.html
$193,000 per helicopter!! Nice bit of pocket money.

I'm sure most of that money went into R&D such as the very high-tech "wind gust response" test.
Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:05 AM
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$193,000 per helicopter!! Nice bit of pocket money.

I'm sure most of that money went into R&D such as the very high-tech "wind gust response" test.
and an R22 two seater can be had for $150k ! Its just crazy times
Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:18 AM
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Someone, in the last few weeks, posted his brilliant idea of mounting a gopro onto a quad/hex using servos & rubber bands. It was stable & simple & I thought I had bookmarked it....But....
Anyone got it?
Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:34 AM
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Yep! Sure did...

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...=1793759&pp=30
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:37 AM
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Last couple of vids from the weekend, sorry I'm an FPV video whore.
Gim
Dammit! missed some more goggs on fun!
Some fun flights there, I see!

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Hoppy, tiss' rude of me to have stepped all over a 50th birthday celebration, congrats for surviving it, hope you tried to take on those young'uns its a sport worth losing every decade or so
But playing here sugeststs you're still the 'king of the kids' so well done old boy
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Thanks Witt! I'll take the "old" bit as a well earned compliment lol Cheers mate!
Prob the only thing that needs improvement in said life, is that by this stage I was hoping to have less work hours and more build & flying hours... such is the challenge of life I guess

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Someone, in the last few weeks, posted his brilliant idea of mounting a gopro onto a quad/hex using servos & rubber bands. It was stable & simple & I thought I had bookmarked it....But....
Anyone got it?
dunno about rubber bands but I do know of a camera gimble on 2 servos connected to a base plate by fuel hose...
Soon i hope to have my kk2 board in one of my quads, once that is trimmed out I'll try the Super Simple Gimble, otherwise known as the SSG

Quick & the dead, Mongrel!
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:54 AM
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Thanks Mate.....
Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:10 AM
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Hey Mongrel,

Get the Arduflyer clone from Rctimer. Comes with GPS and 915mhz telemetry radios. You may want to add the MAVLink-OSD and 90A Voltage & Current Sensor.

I'm just flying with the Arduflyer board and GPS so far on my little F330. RTL works awesome. Tried a transmitter off failsafe today, was really cool, flew home, landed and disarmed itself. Really spun out and impressed the onlookers at my club.
Hey Mouse,

I don't "need" the telemetry though... do I??
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:44 AM
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Hey Mouse,

I don't "need" the telemetry though... do I??
You dont need it
Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:47 AM
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Sweet! I didn't think so!

Thanks - about to spend some sheckles.
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