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Old 06-03-2010, 10:51 PM
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Nice vids Dave!

FlyingMonkey has a 100mW system on order from HobbyKing. I'll be flying with him when he gets it. I'll be his spotter, hopefully I don't get distracted by the video.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Lost Dog View Post
Nice vids Dave!

FlyingMonkey has a 100mW system on order from HobbyKing. I'll be flying with him when he gets it. I'll be his spotter, hopefully I don't get distracted by the video.
Make sure you get a decent patch antenna or your range will most likely be less than a football field.....

Lost Dog......LOL
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:29 AM
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I'll let him know, if he hasn't looked into it already.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:39 AM
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Speaking of add ons, have you seen this?

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...dProduct=10994
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Make sure you get a decent patch antenna or your range will most likely be less than a football field.....

Lost Dog......LOL
think this would do it?

http://www.rc-cam.com/gp_patch.htm
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:04 AM
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I bought a patch antenna for $20, I never used a home made one but I've heard they work.

My buddy has that head tracker and it works. It loses its center if you move your head too fast so during the flight you may have to point your head left or right to center the camera on the plane....aka drift
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
I bought a patch antenna for $20, I never used a home made one but I've heard they work.

My buddy has that head tracker and it works. It loses its center if you move your head too fast so during the flight you may have to point your head left or right to center the camera on the plane....aka drift

Couldn't you just turn your head too quickly the other direction to center it?

FM posted his review of the HobbyKing system he bought...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1261653
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
Couldn't you just turn your head too quickly the other direction to center it?

FM posted his review of the HobbyKing system he bought...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1261653
Nice review Fred.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:53 PM
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Hey Welcome back Fred!
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:12 PM
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Nice Wilbur.

amazing $45 bucks buys the whole package. I've got a 500 mw unit on mine, I find it very easy to fly beyond any park setting when you have goggles on.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:22 AM
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Here is another one from boring Iowa!

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IipQOwj6ZHBI[/media]

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Old 07-01-2010, 05:59 AM
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You're getting the hang of this FPV/AV stuff Dave!

I will take exception to your calling Iowa boring though - I have 2 grand kids in Cedar Falls, so I cant agree with you on that one
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry3215 View Post
You're getting the hang of this FPV/AV stuff Dave!

I will take exception to your calling Iowa boring though - I have 2 grand kids in Cedar Falls, so I cant agree with you on that one
If you ever come out to visit them give me a yell, that is only an hour away from me.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:38 PM
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Will do!
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Parsons View Post
Nice review Fred.
Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Hey Welcome back Fred!
Thanks guys.
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Fred? Fred who?
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Fred? Fred who?
You DID miss me!

How sweet...
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
You DID miss me!

How sweet...
No not really. Although I have you on FB, you never post....which is like 10x's too many.
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Any new videos?
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:04 AM
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Hey Dave.

I too just got into FPV, I used a T28 Trojan from ParkZone and that
was decent. I learned a lot from it. The plane itself does
not like weight at all.
I have a 900mhz VidTx and I'm using a 72mhz PCM radio.

my questions are

1. is the EZ Glider better plane compared to a Radian?
I had a Radian and I put a Sony Bloggie VidCam (7 oz.) on
the wings, very close to the fuselage and it just dropped
like a rock. I had to have lots of throttle for her to fly decent.
I even had a slightly bigger prop.

2. I like planes with the prop in view, feels more real in the cockpit.
What made you decide on the EZ Glider? ailerons?

3. Does she float just as well as the Radian and does she
carry Video weight pretty well?
Does your sink when you let go of the throttle?
I think Powered Gliders is a way to go b/c of the gliding/floating
tendencies (if the weight isn't too much) .....

4. on your videos, how did you extend the VidTx wires
all the way to the camera? wow, that is long as heck.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:34 AM
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Nuclear - answers are in red!



Hey Dave.

I too just got into FPV, I used a T28 Trojan from ParkZone and that
was decent. I learned a lot from it. The plane itself does
not like weight at all.
I have a 900mhz VidTx and I'm using a 72mhz PCM radio.

my questions are

1. is the EZ Glider better plane compared to a Radian? No not really. I flew both and they both are good. My EZ* has the radian motor in it. Even all loaded up I use 2/3 throttle on take off.
I had a Radian and I put a Sony Bloggie VidCam (7 oz.) on
the wings, very close to the fuselage and it just dropped
like a rock. I had to have lots of throttle for her to fly decent.
I even had a slightly bigger prop.

2. I like planes with the prop in view, feels more real in the cockpit.
What made you decide on the EZ Glider? ailerons? Yes, I need ailerons (old glow flier ....)

3. Does she float just as well as the Radian and does she
carry Video weight pretty well? I think it floats well and I could add more stuff and still feel good about the glide.
Does your sink when you let go of the throttle? Depends, if I have a decent headwind then I can stay up longer
I think Powered Gliders is a way to go b/c of the gliding/floating
tendencies (if the weight isn't too much) .....

4. on your videos, how did you extend the VidTx wires
all the way to the camera? wow, that is long as heck. I cut and soldered some small gauge wire in, be sure to twist them to avoid any unwanted rf signals
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:01 AM
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Tomorrow I am going to try flying with gyros. My friends say its the best. I'll let you know how it goes, I have one on the elevator and one on the ailerons.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:22 AM
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Well this should help out in keeping her stable in flight Dave, and smooth out the video's.
Never tried a gyro on a plane can you adjust them for sensitivity, or are they set as they come out of the box? So much to learn and then forget and relearn again.
Well heres hoping you have calm winds to try out your new setup.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:56 AM
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Almost a head on crash today -

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Ya2J25310[/media]
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Tomorrow I am going to try flying with gyros. My friends say its the best. I'll let you know how it goes, I have one on the elevator and one on the ailerons.
Hi Dave,

how does it works withe the 2 Gyros ?

Walter
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