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Dec 29, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Harry, there was a major heli only event here in the Phoenix area one or two months ago.
I suggest you check into this next year and participate in that event.

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Dec 29, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Harry, there was a major heli only event here in the Phoenix area one or two months ago.
I suggest you check into this next year and participate in that event.

Rick
And there is an all heli event at the SVF field in March.
Dec 30, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Harry, there was a major heli only event here in the Phoenix area one or two months ago.
I suggest you check into this next year and participate in that event.

Rick
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And there is an all heli event at the SVF field in March.
and not one minute for fixed wing
Dec 30, 2012, 04:48 PM
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and not one minute for fixed wing
Because it's advertised as a heli ONLY event. This one isn't. Comprende?
Dec 30, 2012, 06:14 PM
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We sure are going to miss you at the AEF Harry.
Dec 30, 2012, 06:20 PM
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We sure are going to miss you at the AEF Harry.
Comprende?
Dec 30, 2012, 06:22 PM
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We sure are going to miss you at the AEF Harry.
Rampant sarcasm noted. Never said I wouldn't be there.
Jan 02, 2013, 01:12 PM
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Request to all FPV Pilots


Hello,
I have a request for all the FPV pilots that are coming out to AMA for the Electric Festival. I have been flying FPV 2 weekends a month for about a year now at AMA field.
My setup is a Skywalker with 900Mhz VTx/VRx system. Up until recently, I have been using DX7 and now DX18 2.4Ghz radio.
I also use the Eagletree OSD with the Eagletree ground station using signal tracking and diversity between my omni and patch antenna. On the plane I have a V antenna attached to the vertical fin.
Anyway, although I’m still in the “testing and tweaking” phase of my FPV plane, I do think that everyone will enjoy flying FPV at AMA. My 900MHz video signal is very clean with almost no static or interruptions. To date, I have had no issues of any kind at this location that made me nervous or may cause a safety concern.
So as to my request. When I do fly FPV at AMA, about 50% of the time there is one location that gives me more static for a second or two than any other. It is like a wall of interference. Once I punch through it, my video signal is 100% so it is NOT a range issue. This “Wall” is not there every single time I fly FPV and sometimes it has lesser effects then other.
I’m thinking of two possibilities, one, the V antenna on my plane is in the wrong spot when flying at that angel through that location, or two, there is some kind of interference at that location.

I would like to follow up with the FPV pilots after the event to see if they see the same wall as I do on their FPV video. Best to my knowledge I'm the only one that flies FPV at AMA so I have no one to compare with as to what the problem may be.

Attached is a picture of the wall location (in Red) and location of my ground station (in Green).
I think I have a flight video or two that has the wall in question. PM me if you would like to see it.
Thanks
Rob
Jan 02, 2013, 01:28 PM
I had similar experiences before using CP antennas. If you're using CP than disregard, but if not, get some. You'll see a world of difference.
Jan 02, 2013, 01:52 PM
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Hey Rob. As Otto points out you might want to switch to CP antennas, especially on your VTX. I'm actually able to fly through the 'bermuda triangle' out at SEFSD now, whereas before I couldn't.

You may want to look for anything that might be blocking or reflecting your VTX signal. We have a sign at our field that likes to block not only video, but also RC signal as well.
Jan 02, 2013, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Vlodek9
Hello,
I have a request for all the FPV pilots that are coming out to AMA for the Electric Festival. I have been flying FPV 2 weekends a month for about a year now at AMA field.
My setup is a Skywalker with 900Mhz VTx/VRx system. Up until recently, I have been using DX7 and now DX18 2.4Ghz radio.
I also use the Eagletree OSD with the Eagletree ground station using signal tracking and diversity between my omni and patch antenna. On the plane I have a V antenna attached to the vertical fin.
Anyway, although I’m still in the “testing and tweaking” phase of my FPV plane, I do think that everyone will enjoy flying FPV at AMA. My 900MHz video signal is very clean with almost no static or interruptions. To date, I have had no issues of any kind at this location that made me nervous or may cause a safety concern.
So as to my request. When I do fly FPV at AMA, about 50% of the time there is one location that gives me more static for a second or two than any other. It is like a wall of interference. Once I punch through it, my video signal is 100% so it is NOT a range issue. This “Wall” is not there every single time I fly FPV and sometimes it has lesser effects then other.
I’m thinking of two possibilities, one, the V antenna on my plane is in the wrong spot when flying at that angel through that location, or two, there is some kind of interference at that location.

I would like to follow up with the FPV pilots after the event to see if they see the same wall as I do on their FPV video. Best to my knowledge I'm the only one that flies FPV at AMA so I have no one to compare with as to what the problem may be.

Attached is a picture of the wall location (in Red) and location of my ground station (in Green).
I think I have a flight video or two that has the wall in question. PM me if you would like to see it.
Thanks
Rob
Rob,
Keep in mind that Boeing has alot of "activity" going on in our general vicinity.
Jan 02, 2013, 02:14 PM
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Thank you everyone.
That is good to know. I heard allot about the CP for the 5.8Ghz system but have not seem many reviews for CP on 900Mhz. Curious, any issues with a 900Mhz CP antenna on the plane working with a directional 900Mhz patch antenna on ground station?
I will have to look into that. Still, I’m curious if you guys see any interference at that location.
As TBolt stated, there may be some Boeing activities going on.
I wish I could be there for the FPV days. I have so many questions. RC Groups is great but talking and seeing everyone face to face next to the equipment is much more informative, for me at least.
Anyway, as I stated, you guys should have a blast at AMA. Lot of open space, great people, and great signal.

Rob
Jan 04, 2013, 02:03 PM
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9th Annual Arizona Electric Festival


Preregistration is closed. See you at the Festival.
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Jan 05, 2013, 02:35 PM
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