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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:59 AM
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Slicko view from E-Fest.

E-Fest 2013 View From The Air (3 min 50 sec)
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:13 AM
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Get Real, what kind of camera is that? Where did you get it? What is the cost? I've been looking to put one on my Slicko, but there are so many out there, I have no clue what to buy.

Nice video!

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:02 AM
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Its an old 808 key chain cam. They have a couple newer 720 HD versions with a few lens options that would shoot much better video than mine(its a few years old). At about 15g's with case its light enough for all sorts of aircraft and you can remove the case and shrink wrap it to get under 10g's as well or lighter and remove the battery and run off rx power etc,I leave the case on most of the time though. You can get them all over the place,just do a google search. Price will vary depending on if it comes with the little sd card and if its the older or newer HD version...$10-$40 typically.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Not sure what camera that was but I use this one
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...13&postcount=2
It's the 808 keychain camera version # 16. There are cheaper versions of this camera and they share the same case, you can't tell the version from looking at it, you can only buy it from a trusted seller like the one listed in the above post. This camera shoots HD video and works much better than the cheaper ones. I post most but not all of my video in HD here, some are just posted as regular large file and are not as crisp. https://vimeo.com/whirlcap if you want to see the quality. The camera is the size of a small car key alarm fob and weighs 18 grams. It can also be bought with different lens options, the "D" lens is wide angle and best suited for video from your plane, if you want to shoot video of your plane from the ground, go with the regular lens, it will look much too far away with the wide angle "D" lens. All my video is the regular lens.
Old Feb 11, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Whirlcap, all those videos on vimeo are shot with a key chain cam? Nice.
Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:29 PM
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My first one is almost done, what's s the receiver of choice on the Slicko
Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:34 PM
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anything under 6 grams in weight...GWS Pico, "Orange 2.4 four channel" or the orange six channel with the plastic case removed, Berg Micro Stamp....ect
Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:52 PM
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Thanks Maxxnut,
I have a AR 6100 that is 4 grams with the lite plastic case I think by removing the plastic it should be around 3.5 g
Old Feb 12, 2013, 01:07 AM
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Whirlcap, all those videos on vimeo are shot with a key chain cam? Nice.
Yes, every one of them is the same camera. Some of the older videos have the shift to grey sky effect that was cured with one of the firmware updates a while back. I really hated that and I am glad it was fixed. Another bright side to the #16, they keep improving it and the upgrade is free. What more could you ask from a 40 buck camera? Takes great video and still cheap enough to risk in combat video
Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:30 AM
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Today's Slicko flight video. We had three Slicko's up at once today, had to watch ourselves from crashing into each other. Enjoy.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 05:43 PM
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More Slicko video.....


Here is one from yesterday at the park...
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:37 PM
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your flying skills are improving dramatially with that plane whirly, nice job. its amazing what a good stable plane thats nearly indestructable can do for you. i noticed my flying improved alot as i got used to the plane as well.

your little helper is going to need a plane in a year or so too.
Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:31 PM
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Here is one from yesterday at the park...
http://vimeo.com/59854604
Fantastic quick learning improvement in flight.
The only thing that needs fixing is I can hear in the video you're "twanging" your sticks.
Your finger(s) should never leave your sticks. Pushing, pulling and letting go should be avoided. If you expect to fly low and slow keep your sticks under your finger control at all times. Just a little constructive criticism, great flight.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 12:11 AM
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Fantastic quick learning improvement in flight.
The only thing that needs fixing is I can hear in the video you're "twanging" your sticks.
Your finger(s) should never leave your sticks. Pushing, pulling and letting go should be avoided. If you expect to fly low and slow keep your sticks under your finger control at all times. Just a little constructive criticism, great flight.
Thanks, criticism is actually welcome. I too have heard the "twang" from the video's and only realize I do it from watching. I have thought it was likely a bad habit myself. I'm not a stick pincher but all thumbs . So far I have not really abused the airframe and have only planted some firm landing plops and one minor cartwheel and have yet to damage anything. The Slicko is great, it makes me look much better than I actually am. Going to work on my stick control now before it becomes too hard to fix. I have a cheap flight sim controller and program, should be real good for that. Would also be useful for refining things now that I am comfortable with the real life stuff. I don't fear crashing or loss of control at all anymore.
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Thanks, criticism is actually welcome. I too have heard the "twang" from the video's and only realize I do it from watching. I have thought it was likely a bad habit myself. I'm not a stick pincher but all thumbs . So far I have not really abused the airframe and have only planted some firm landing plops and one minor cartwheel and have yet to damage anything. The Slicko is great, it makes me look much better than I actually am. Going to work on my stick control now before it becomes too hard to fix. I have a cheap flight sim controller and program, should be real good for that. Would also be useful for refining things now that I am comfortable with the real life stuff. I don't fear crashing or loss of control at all anymore.
whilrcap,
I'm glad to hear you welcomed it and heard it also.
I'm a thumber and have never pinched. Thumbing makes it much easier for me to be faster on the sticks and bang away in all directions.
Get your plane lower and slower or in a tail touching hover & throw in a slow torque roll and you'll see your thumbs will never or at least should never leave the sticks. The lower and slower you go there is less room for error. The Slicko is just a wonderful plane all around. Forgiving, durable and fully capable of anything you throw at it. My bigger 39", 44" & 48" 3D planes are even better as you get bigger it just gets better & better.


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