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Feb 03, 2013, 07:57 PM
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I have my vTx immersion parked there. Antenna at the back, made a little brace for it as it is in the flow of air off the prop. I have an open antenna, not in the foam ball, so the air doesn't affect it much.
Been out over 3km with good video, on a 7T helical.
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Feb 04, 2013, 05:07 PM
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Flight with my Skywalker this weekend. Just love this bird.

Lake Michigan Ice Flying with DragonLink 2 2 13 (4 min 29 sec)
Feb 04, 2013, 05:16 PM
Gig 'Em!
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Fantastic video. I completely forgot that winter existed elsewhere. Right now in southeast Texas, we're all in shorts (and have been for the past week and a half).
Feb 04, 2013, 05:20 PM
I tell her RC is cheap !
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Funny, 2 weeks ago here it was -30 C, then last week we got lots of rain and this week snow is starting again with some -15 to -20 C. I forgot that sumer exists somewhere else on the planet and frankly would like you to stop bragging that it is summer in your part of the world


PS: not really mad but I find you lucky
Feb 04, 2013, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by carguy1994ca
Funny, 2 weeks ago here it was -30 C, then last week we got lots of rain and this week snow is starting again with some -15 to -20 C. I forgot that sumer exists somewhere else on the planet and frankly would like you to stop bragging that it is summer in your part of the world


PS: not really mad but I find you lucky
I'll trade you 25 degrees for some of your rain. We've been in a drought for quite some time.

Honestly, it's been an usually mild winter. Just a handful of cold days immediately following a front, then the gulf air moves back in.
Feb 04, 2013, 05:50 PM
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Fantastic video. I completely forgot that winter existed elsewhere. Right now in southeast Texas, we're all in shorts (and have been for the past week and a half).
Thanks! Summer seems like a distant memory. What's amazing is that same iced over beach in the video becomes the best beach to be on in the summer. Till that day comes, I'm doing some cold flying. Just stinks I have to give up before my battery is drained because my hands are numb.
Feb 04, 2013, 05:58 PM
I tell her RC is cheap !
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Don't you use a transmitter mitt ? Must have for winter days, very comfy.
Feb 04, 2013, 07:28 PM
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As much as I love the high def videos, I also like being able to see the pilot view. See distance, altitude, and video quality. Maybe just me though. Nice video.
Feb 05, 2013, 10:46 PM
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I'll trade you 25 degrees for some of your rain. We've been in a drought for quite some time.

Honestly, it's been an usually mild winter. Just a handful of cold days immediately following a front, then the gulf air moves back in.
you blokes are lucky, 43deg celcius here today during summer gets to 48 C and winter it may go as low as 28C, got to fly very early in the morning or its too hard on batteries etc by 9.00am
Feb 06, 2013, 12:07 AM
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you blokes are lucky, 43deg celcius here today during summer gets to 48 C and winter it may go as low as 28C, got to fly very early in the morning or its too hard on batteries etc by 9.00am
Yea I killed my black HD cam by leaving it out in the sun on my wing for 20 minutes while flying my Skywalker. Could not touch it it was so hot, RMA... Otherwise, the South Easter every single day, 20-30kts for two weeks now.
Feb 06, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Shadrack
As much as I love the high def videos, I also like being able to see the pilot view. See distance, altitude, and video quality. Maybe just me though. Nice video.
I agree with you - definitely like both. It's fun to see the high def beautiful scenery but sometimes the visceral thrill of the video interference and crap-outs and watching the amps and estimated mAh consumption is super cool too.
Feb 09, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Beautiful video, Jeff!
Norbert
Feb 09, 2013, 01:12 PM
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Beautiful video, Jeff!
Norbert
Thanks!

Here's another one I did a few days later:

Lake Michigan Winter Wonderland.wmv (7 min 26 sec)
Feb 10, 2013, 01:46 AM
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Pushrods ... and clevises


Hi all, having heard that many people weren't too impressed with the stock pushrods and horns with the plane, I puchased these ones:
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=8416
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=9887

My question is, how do people normally connect these to their servos? I've gone el cheapo and bought the HXT900 servos, and the holes in the servo arms are significantly smaller than the 2mm of those pushrods, or clevises, or linkage stoppers. In fact I think I need a microscope to actually see the holes in the servo arms.

So, what's the best course of action? I could of course make the holes bigger, but am a little worried about either joining up two holes, or weakening the servo arm so much that it'll snap in flight.

What have other people done here?
Feb 10, 2013, 02:32 AM
If it's to be, it's up to me.
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Drilling the servo horns is standard practice. Make a z bend at the servo end.

The parts you linked to make for a very solid connection. A drop of locktite on the clevis screw helps too.


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