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Oct 08, 2012, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by SENTRY 62
I don't fly with autopilots - and I'll maintain that fact drives how hard I plan. I've seen "I'll just engage RTH" posted so many times that I'm sick of it. Having no RTH drives EVERYTHING else that I do. From choosing my flying sites - the missions I wanna do - how I build a harness - everything. I know that I get 1 shot when I push hard - so I think my rigs are just that much better knowing this fact.

But if you want an AP go for it - I've seen some good examples of them working well - just not my cup of tea. Nothing flies my planes but me.
I'm still of that mindset as well Sentry - I've seen 2 positive returns, and I've seen 3 RTH's kick in within 1 block and drive the plane into the ground.
If I'm gonna crash it's gonna be MY doing....


Dr Patso - see my post on the lab, that plane is repairable if you have the patience (and patients?) - really just 4 parts gorilla glue and 1 part elmers glue to fill that nose in - go see my Zephyr repair thread ....it wont' be perfect but it'll be CLOSE to perfect...amazing what a dremmel tool can do to the foam once you carve it down close.

And this plane *is* structurally sound, my neighbor and I both put some pressure on this wing to make sure of that.


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Oct 09, 2012, 12:33 AM
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I just read through this thread, what an incredible journey... I can NOT believe you found the plane, especially without a ground recording. Give me a call next time, I would have been up for the adventure! Maybe even use my quad to search... hehe Of course with my luck I would crash and we would have to search for it too

Impressive Maps Skills by Sentry, WOW!

I know with my last FPV crash I nearly quit the hobby but have since kept going. I hope you don't quit as you always have GREAT videos!
Oct 09, 2012, 01:14 PM
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I thought about you Paul, but that's exactly what went through my head.. now we have to find a quad and a plane... I'd feel so bad....

Thanks for the encouragement. I plan on getting back into it.. I have another expensive hobby to attend to, this month. Luckily I don't fly guitars and guitar amps around in the mountains though so it's a little cheaper.
Oct 09, 2012, 01:39 PM
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Glad you found your plane, man.. Hopefully the squirrels didnt chew it up too bad.
Oct 09, 2012, 01:39 PM
I LIKE WAFFLES....
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^ You're a musician? Likewise (bass / drums / guitar / sax / keys / vocals )
Oct 09, 2012, 01:59 PM
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ah no way Sentry! i wonder how many FPV guys are musicians too... a little off topic I guess although it explains why i won't replace some FPV gear for a bit...... I play really crappy "music" to most people =).

bass in hummingbird of death - fastcore/power violence
guitar in jump jets - instrumental
guitar in a new band called balderdash - punk/hard core (100 other bands have this name, we just don't care because they all suck just as bad)

I'm a huge Propagandhi fan, (their new album failed states was somewhere around 109 on the charts recently) might go to Canada in December to see them for the 3rd time in my life.
Oct 09, 2012, 02:42 PM
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Man I'm glad you found the plane, I was reading this post with great interest... I actually was considering making the trip from philly with my skywalker(zoom cam) and quads to help find it.

p.s. I play violin/piano
Oct 09, 2012, 11:52 PM
aka Helidaho
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I can barely play the stereo... guess that explains my piloting!
Oct 10, 2012, 01:32 AM
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spose proper failsafe would have been good here too
Oct 10, 2012, 01:35 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dr_patso
ah no way Sentry! i wonder how many FPV guys are musicians too... a little off topic I guess although it explains why i won't replace some FPV gear for a bit...... I play really crappy "music" to most people =).

bass in hummingbird of death - fastcore/power violence
guitar in jump jets - instrumental
guitar in a new band called balderdash - punk/hard core (100 other bands have this name, we just don't care because they all suck just as bad)

I'm a huge Propagandhi fan, (their new album failed states was somewhere around 109 on the charts recently) might go to Canada in December to see them for the 3rd time in my life.

I did the flying, and the playing and recording of this

HTFPV flips with KK board. (0 min 43 sec)
Oct 10, 2012, 01:45 AM
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Nice video but I have to ask... is it really that easy... I mean reaalllyyyy?
Oct 10, 2012, 01:49 AM
Team White Llama!
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KK board on HTFPV is not easy.
Oct 10, 2012, 01:58 AM
N00b
haha nice pete.. arpeggios from hell. I heard about someone doing this. maybe it was you..

Anyway, I just want to say thanks to everyone it really means a lot, typing this out doesn't feel like enough....I'm so gun damn stoked about my new found motivation to keep at this hobby. . in the next few days i will start tearing down my Z II and attempting a repair... in the next couple months i hope start replacing my ezuhf and vtx etc.
Oct 10, 2012, 02:10 AM
Snipe the Skies!
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Awesome! I am glad to here that! By the way your video prompted me to make my first edited rc plane video. Your journey to find your lost plane reminded me of my dear Jenny...

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=4555
Last edited by snipeworm; Oct 10, 2012 at 02:17 AM.


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