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Old Mar 18, 2011, 04:05 PM
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East wind Sunday 23 mph.


Saturday looks better for the wind but 50-50 chance of rain.

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Old Mar 18, 2011, 04:13 PM
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greatPlanes Spectra with FPV. I have a brushless upgrade for it. If the motor fits easily, I could try the new system this sunday.
that should make a good FPV trainer.
Old Mar 18, 2011, 04:41 PM
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Try EasyCap yet?
Yes. Posted a video on YouTube. That's the only way I can view it. Downloaded latest version of QuickTime. Still doesn't work. (no sound, though)

(update) Windows Media Player plays the EasyCap HUGE .AVI created file just fine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi92TQlo5Mg
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Old Mar 18, 2011, 04:53 PM
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that should make a good FPV trainer.
Yes, high and slow, plenty of place to put the gear.
Old Mar 18, 2011, 06:50 PM
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Yes. Posted a video on YouTube. That's the only way I can view it. Downloaded latest version of QuickTime. Still doesn't work. (no sound, though)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi92TQlo5Mg
Are you saving your file as a .MOV?

IIRC Ulead always had trouble with MOV, use the quicktime that comes with ULEAD.

it says AVI on the title.
Old Mar 18, 2011, 10:43 PM
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Got my PS up and running.
Very simple to set up, will have 3 outputs when I pick up some more connectors. Not quite 12 volts however.

Dell poweredge 6650 power supply (0 min 40 sec)
Old Mar 19, 2011, 12:06 AM
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Nice charger, didn't notice earlier that it was hyperion. You have your own electric power plant now !

Nothing to fly this weekend. Motor fits in the Spectra glider but I don't have the correct prop adapter for it. Will go to Quebec city tomorrow and stop by the LHS to see if they have it. Would be surprising though as the owner is not a fan of electrics. I'll also get the fan, moto and esc for the Habu 32. This one will only arrive in a month...Even my twin otter is going out for the weekend as a guy in our club wants to copy it and make one 2 times bigger.

I was due for a flying break I guess. Hate that. I need an Rc flying fix.
Old Mar 19, 2011, 01:08 AM
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I will fly this weekend!
Old Mar 19, 2011, 04:17 AM
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Give me a call when you leave for the field.
Old Mar 19, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Sunny, no clouds, almost no wind, not too cold....AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH ! no plane...
Old Mar 19, 2011, 12:15 PM
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2 FPV ready planes
Lots of LOS ready to fly planes.
Old Mar 19, 2011, 10:23 PM
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no joy today... wind, wind, and more wind.
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no joy today... wind, wind, and more wind.

Wish I had a dollar for everytime I've cursed that sock!!
Old Mar 20, 2011, 01:00 AM
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2 FPV ready planes
Lots of LOS ready to fly planes.
This could qualify as torture...BUT, I was lucky at the LHS today ! I wanted a prop adapter, wich they had but finally could not fit my folding prop I had on the Spectra, but they had a used Radian power system that I got for 20 $. Nice !

I just got it installed, wich means I can fly tomorrow ! If I have time, I can even fit my new cam and transmitter and try it. Nicer !

Weather is sunny and 1 C tomorrow. Great ! Wind ? 5 km/h. Who's torturing who now ?
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Nothing to fly this weekend. Motor fits in the Spectra glider but I don't have the correct prop adapter for it.
I have whats left of a GP Spectra glider..small world!..anyways never got to fly it - I put one of those cheesy e-flite folding props on the front and was running the motor up for a watts/amps reading - made it to 10 amps before one blade let go. needless to say the ensuing "extreme" unbalance promtly ripped the whole front of the fuselage to shreds.
Still working on the Cub - seems like I might have a stack of small problems compounding into one big cluster_f.
I flew the cub today with all the Vid equipment removed...it flew a smidge better maybe, but still not quite right. On a whim I made one flight with a smaller 1300 lipo (was using 2200's)- much improved and a bit more stable, so now I am thinking COG problem but I'll be danged if I haven't gone over the cog a million times.
Looking at the wing after one flight I noticed that it seemed to have crept backwards in the saddle about 1/4" from where It started when i strapped it down initially - plenty of rubber bands, just a soft deforming wing saddle.
Tonight I also dissasembled the tail feathers for inspection and noted creases in the foam areas surrounding the control arms, the areas still seem to be fairly rigid but i'd bet the foam underneath the coating is shot..flexing around in flight...off to the HS tomorrow for replacements.
Ya..I know y'all are probably thinking...get rid of the "rubber" planes and get a real plane...baby steps for me.


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