Oct 09, 2012, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Avllino View Post
how south is G8. Me thinks its very South. Could have a blast there!!! Bring whatever you got and tear it up.
It was 20 minutes south for me down I-15, and I live near QC stadium. Well worth the drive. I think I'll be going out there more often to 'get away'. Just keep in mind another club uses the land. We'll want to be good neighbors if we go out there.
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Oct 09, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by flyandi View Post
At 0:38 - is this a Border Patrol Car?
Nah but I did have the ghetto bird fly through a few times. Made for a interesting clearing of airspace.
Oct 09, 2012, 11:53 PM
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Hehe . seems pretty awesome down there. Once I have the Maja ready and fully tested, I definitely will go down there :-)
Oct 10, 2012, 12:18 AM
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Man...i woulda cruised down there with you today....
Oct 10, 2012, 01:30 AM
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FPV Quad almost ready .. man definitively doesn't have a lot of space :-(
Oct 10, 2012, 05:03 AM
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I go out to the desert with some people from the MiraMar Club.
We always go to a dry lake bed at Superstition Mountain and do a few trips a year.

I can post the dates as they are scheduled.
Most go out Friday and make it a 3 day trip with flights Sun morning and then pack up.

Can fly everything there from a Fomie to a Turbine.

Other than myself there are 2 others into FPV.
Oct 10, 2012, 08:06 AM
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We can plan a trip to the desert anytime anybody wants to..... highs are in the 90's now, only downside this time of year is cold north winds.....

i like the painted gorge area, makes for some interesting filming, got everything from flat dirt to windy roads to mountains to surf down.

disco @ the Beach full flight (5 min 24 sec)

painted gorge is 3:30
TBS Dicovery maiden (7 min 46 sec)

1 hour from el cajon
Oct 10, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by flyandi View Post
FPV Quad almost ready .. man definitively doesn't have a lot of space :-(
Yep...this is the only down side to setting up multi's for FPV...not a whole lot of room...so you gotta get creative!

Cant wait to see it Andy...it will be fun to have another multi up in the air FPV'ing with Kloner and I
Oct 10, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Got that x8 coming....... gonna be here next week as a box of bolts. It's made for carrying DSLRS and big gimbles, but mines gonna be fpv with a fixed mount Sony nex-5n. it's 8x 2814 motors, 12" to 14" props and is made to fly around 10 kilo........ 9ah to 15ah of lipos it's got spots for depending on 3000 to 5000mah packs.

it's a beast, Gonna have a discovery for sale soon..... that's how you get room to spread out all that crap we got.
Oct 10, 2012, 11:41 AM
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On the other side, it's not really for long range, so you don't have to budget for how close are the antennas or components to each other :-)

got mine all cleaned-up. Controller board is now on level 1 along with all components. GPS sits on the arm. Battery is now on top, right in the middle :-)
Oct 10, 2012, 11:59 AM
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I flew a f450 fpv for 6 months, it wasn't a matter of range as much as just getting it to work. it was hard when i introduced uhf rc control. Really hard... lots of interference, crappy reception, things like that.

each one of those is a different build,,, that bottom was the last of messing around i did and bought the $70 frames that makes it so much easier. it's hard to get interference when theres no wires

the only wires not shown is another short pigtail to the vtx, an rssi wire from the top plate to the bottom plate and a ppm wire from the top plate to the bottom plate.

this is them

that top picture was my first fpv rig, it was christmas last year. i hadn't flown a plane fpv till mid summer, the zeph...... then built that little telink
Oct 10, 2012, 12:13 PM
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Dude Kloner...that X8 is gonna be a beast!! cant wait to see it ...Im done with builds for now unfortunately...money is tight at the moment...but im happy with what i have for now....I do want to get a Zephyr2 and set it up for long range FPV....maybe i can convince the wife to buy it for me as a x-mas gift....then i will sneak in the long range gear if i can!!
Oct 10, 2012, 12:36 PM
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I made custom cables for my F450 so they are short and keeps the looks clean :-)

Only thing missing is now the Video Transmitter/OSD - will test GPS hold and RTH first :-)
Oct 10, 2012, 12:38 PM
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Hey Kloner, where did you buy the extended arms?
Oct 10, 2012, 12:40 PM
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... and what is the difference between the Graupner and the DJI props? Do you feel the difference?

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