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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:38 AM
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Vote F5J Gracia for FPV
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Or for a fraction of the uhf's cost a frsky system.
3.500mr range and 1.700mr altitude with stock 60mw frsky.
No booster and no fancy directional antennas.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:43 AM
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Found this video of a nutter doing flights with his Raptor in the middle of Berlin
Thats crazy. At first I was thinking about how he could possibly have video then realized there was no FPV, it was all way points. Ballsy waypoint flying around the tower... yikes!
Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:13 AM
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You're absolutely right. To be fair, I was throwing a cheap jab at the Spektrum gear There's zero proof that it caused the crash but after the strange behavior I've witnessed with two different friends that fly them I wouldn't be surprised. A friends Skywalker has hit failsafes @ less than 2000' in open farmland. If Spektrum works for you, then rock it. If you want the freedom that UHF offers, you might want to consider a different tx.
Rangelink works with spektrum..
Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Indeed it does. No system is perfect, but there are reasons why many pilots won't trust their planes with Spektrum. Countless threads discuss these issues, and a few popular guys doing reviews have opened them up, tested, and frowned on their performance.
Of course there are many who are loyal to the brand and dispute these claims.
No way to actually know until you try one.

Futaba for me.
Old Nov 14, 2012, 01:19 AM
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Thanks for the info ror1.
I will have to check out Rangelink and see how they compare to the rest.
Old Nov 15, 2012, 08:17 AM
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Breezy flight over battered shore from Hurricane Sandy.

FPV Raptor : Breezy Beach (10 min 40 sec)
Old Nov 15, 2012, 02:10 PM
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hmm i just melted a pro drive 1400kv motor on 3cell battery 8x6 prop, anyone reccomend a motor ?

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Eflite Power10 on 4s has worked well for me on this plane.
Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Eflite Power10 on 4s has worked well for me on this plane.
Which prop are you using and what kind of amps are you drawing?

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 06:05 PM
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8x6e APC. Amp draw on 4s is 32-35a wide open, cruising between 8-12a.
Old Nov 15, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Here you can see the typical amp draw on an average flight using this setup (4s, Power10, 8x6e APC). Bottom middle number is current amp draw. Notice the cruising draw when I dip into the pits.

FPV Raptor : Dusk pits link footage (12 min 27 sec)
Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:29 AM
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Breezy flight over battered shore from Hurricane Sandy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iQmoXnAu5c
Very inspiring video. Can't wait to start make my upgrades this weekend.
Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:08 AM
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Thanks SimpsonJ.

Made a few changes. Now she needs a seatbelt to ride in the passenger seat.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/3766502...in/photostream
Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:47 AM
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8x6e APC. Amp draw on 4s is 32-35a wide open, cruising between 8-12a.
Wow... that's pretty effiecient. I have a power 10 sitting around... I'll give it a try.
Thanks mate!
Old Nov 18, 2012, 02:45 AM
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1.3 link getting trashed from multiple uhf's on the field.
Static (3 min 41 sec)


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