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Jun 12, 2014, 06:40 AM
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Jun 12, 2014, 06:56 AM
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I am surprised I was not issued something like that. I wanted to wear my boxers backwards . My wife thought that was a very bad idea There is something just inherently wrong wearing one of those hospital johnnies without something else on underneath It just does not feel right . I am glad that that's over with. My iCharger replacement arrives today


flacousa- I believe that if one used "ancient" maritime salvage law as a basis for decision making and precedent I believe you would be entitled to full value after local, state, and federal taxation on the value of the recovered property minus your expenses. The owner/operator abandoned his vessel- in your case that fancy RC plane. Any way I shake it, I think that you were quite fair in your recovery and return financial expectations. "..... recently acquired 1943 USMC machete..." I could have used one when I deep 6'd my Alias back in FL. When I worked in the jungles of Costa Rica that was the only tool the native Chico's used. Awesome tool...

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Jun 12, 2014, 11:30 AM
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recently acquired 1943 USMC machete..." I could have used one when I deep 6'd my Alias back in FL. When I worked in the jungles of Costa Rica that was the only tool the native Chico's used. Awesome tool...
I got mine almost 20 years ago while browsing the shelves at Goldberg's Army Navy store in Philly, I wasn't looking to buy anything but the fact the machete was engraved 1943 USMC (year I was born) made me buy one, you don't see machetes like that at Northern Tool although I read those are not real issued machetes but reproductions made after the war for the surplus market.
Jun 12, 2014, 12:52 PM
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I ordered my 2nd x1 yesterday. Went to Wheels Through Time last Friday. Talk about awesome stuff? 1940 something V16 Caddy is huge! Early motorcycles are a marvel...hard to fathom my fz1 was born from bicycles with motors made by sewing machine company.

If I paid more than $40 for my quad, I'd expect to reward anyone who found it. The last place I'd think to look is Craigslist. Also would let neighbors know I found my flying toy.
Jun 14, 2014, 11:33 AM
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Random and off-topic as always..

Two days ago, I got a cool surprise..
My buddy Jeff e-mailed me about dropping off a heli of his..
[I just found out that it's called a Syma S006 Alloy Shark]
Apparently he didn't fly it, and it just sat forever and a day,
and he offered it up as something I could scavenge for parts..
Yesterday, he stopped by with it, and other than being dusty,
and missing the rear tail-fin, it was like mint condition w/ spare parts!
I couldn't take that for free, so I gave him something in trade..
Win Win Situation..

After a battery charge, and some fumbling around, I got it to bind,
and then . . . it started to downpour.

So far, today is non stop high winds, but we'll see.. Outdoor flying only..
I learned my lesson more than a few times about trying to fly inside..

The only helis I've ever flown were the ones on a simulator,
so this new learning-curve should be a bit interesting..

*Crossing Fingers*
Jun 15, 2014, 07:13 AM
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Nice looking helicopter.

A coaxial helicopter outdoors in wind is not a good mix. Good luck.

I lost a highly modified DH 9053 about 2 years ago flying outdoors in light wind. It's still MIA in my surrounding woods. I saw and heard it go down too. Awesome crash- battery smoked before the crash.

I am not flying anything today so far winds are gusting to +22 mph.
Jun 15, 2014, 10:19 AM
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J,

Thanks, and yessir, I found out the hard way about outdoor flying..
Even with a 5ish mile an hour wind, coax seems to be over-powered..
I ended up going inside, and getting a few decent flights in.
What a difference from flying quads! [yaw on the right stick]

I think the OE LiPo might be cooked, but I still have to test it..

I got the heli trimmed enough to hover perfectly,
flew around, but, it would slowly lose power and drop..

I basically flew a bunch of touch n' goes til' it couldn't take off again.

Sorry to hear that you lost one! Total bummer!
And no video of the smoke to crash? Ahh even worse! :P

No flying anything again here either - So far..
Same deal.. Chilly, but high winds..
Jun 15, 2014, 03:25 PM
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Wind must be everywhere. Wind here today is ridiculous. Weather sites say 5mph. It's more like 50mph.

Since I started flying, I've noticed that the wind reported is the least accurate measurement they take. I think they slack on that one because most people are more concerned with the temperature. I'm going to have to start watching the aircraft weather report channel. At least that one should get the wind right.
Jun 16, 2014, 06:39 AM
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore"

My Syma X1 FPV


I recently completed my Syma X1 FPV mod and I've done a total of 3 FPV flights. Yes, I'm a total noob when it comes to flying FPV and I realize I need a lot more practice.

I do have a question though. In the video, there are times when the X1 momentarily loses control and goes into a weird, disoriented state, like its drunk or something. Sometimes I can regain control and other times the X1 comes all the way down to the ground and then its fine again. I'm using a Turnigy 9X.

Anyway, here's the video...

Syma X1 Quadcopter - FPV Flight 03 - Macy's Parking Lot (6 min 46 sec)
Jun 16, 2014, 07:57 AM
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Jun 16, 2014, 06:02 PM
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Rob,

Killer setup!
An FPV X1 would be such a blast!

As for the 'drunk flying' [literally my same wording]
I've experienced that before on a few of my X1s..
No clue whey they get that way, but they do..
Sort of like how they get when the battery is down low..
Jun 16, 2014, 06:44 PM
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Anyone know why the FCC doesn't seem to care about the TX used to fly the quad but they want a HAM license for the video transmitter on a FPV setup? Is it the 2.4Ghz vs the 5.8Ghz?
Jun 16, 2014, 08:04 PM
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Rob, great FPV flight video. You did a really good job there.
Jun 16, 2014, 10:06 PM
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Rob,

Killer setup!
An FPV X1 would be such a blast!

As for the 'drunk flying' [literally my same wording]
I've experienced that before on a few of my X1s..
No clue why they get that way, but they do..
Sort of like how they get when the battery is down low..
I'm going to do some experiments to see if I can pin down when or why it happens. I have two X1's with the same setup and they both do it. (I'm using the same radio though)

Also, they do it with and without the FPV gear.

So, I'm wondering-

1. Is the radio losing connection with the X1 for really brief periods?

2. Could it just be the tiny gusts of wind hitting it? (<5 mph gusts)

3. Is it only happening when I'm using ailerons? elevators? etc.

4. Is it only happening when I'm trying to hover?

Anyone have any ideas? It flies really well except for those moments of disorientation.
Jun 16, 2014, 10:10 PM
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Rob, great FPV flight video. You did a really good job there.
Hey thanks for the compliment!! I really appreciate it. I feel like I still have a lot to learn but I want to get really good at flying before I build a bigger quad.

I started with the X1 because of recommendations from this group. =)


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