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Aug 08, 2011, 11:15 PM
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FPV night flight with lightning

Heres my 1st ever night flight. It was 9pm and pitch black at the field but the RMRC-540 and 1.8f low-light lens made it look like daylight...love this combo.

Lightning show to the south

RVOSD5 Night Flight (4 min 59 sec)
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Aug 08, 2011, 11:48 PM
One with the machine
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Sweet flight. Good job.
Aug 09, 2011, 02:21 AM
Doug ''Doctordug'' Steele
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Aug 09, 2011, 08:04 AM
Soar high, huck low
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Great vid
Aug 09, 2011, 08:47 AM
Grampa Tony
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WAAAAAAAY cool!!! What was the large intersection you were flying over, and how far away from you did you fly?

Oh - and did you get any UFO reports?

Grampa Tony
Aug 09, 2011, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by annarelli
WAAAAAAAY cool!!! What was the large intersection you were flying over, and how far away from you did you fly?

Oh - and did you get any UFO reports?

Grampa Tony
That was 285 and 400. I was about 1 mile at the furthest, which seems far but you get there real quick at 40-50mph cruise. Reception was great and dragonlink was almost 100% at 1 mile LOS.

No scared citizens that night The plane does have night time nav lights: a strip of 10 red LED's on the left and green on the right.
Aug 09, 2011, 09:01 AM
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Great video and flight Matt. Thanks for posting.
Aug 09, 2011, 03:05 PM
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That is seriously good for 9pm. Very cool.
Aug 09, 2011, 05:00 PM
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Wow, great video. Crazy how bright everything is with that low light camera/lens. Was it FPV 100% or did you take off and land visual? Looks to me like it would have been hard to discern where the fields were on the way back in. I did notice on the OSD that there was an arrow/direction and though it might be back home.

Cool vid Matt. Got the C-47 set up and ready to go. Only glitch was one of the alierons wasnt working just right. Nowhere near enough throw/travel. I figured out it was the pin in the hinge where the control arm goes in had backed out some and not engaging enough to get the alieron to move. Took the pin out, lined the holes back up, put the pin back in and put a dab of Goop on there and works like a champ (or actually a C-47).. Now for the Remaiden maybe at Hudgens soccer....

I'm seriously thinking about IRCHA...If I end up going I will bring back any pertinent info on Quad/FPV stuff if availible...


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