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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1590 on: November 16, 2017, 10:51:48 »
Bit foggy at 400ft


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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1591 on: November 16, 2017, 15:49:35 »
Know what you mean, it's hard to spot a decent sheep from  that height.. :laugh:
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1592 on: November 16, 2017, 22:10:59 »
Quick trip to the field to help a friend through the first FPV flight using a headset. He's used a screen a little and is well used to a P4.

He'd bought a Blade Mach 25 second hand off another flying friend. One of these:-

https://www.horizonhobby.com/mach-25-fpv-racer-blh8980



Quite hard to see what  they were thinking if they were thinking at all with that one. 

Expensive, heavy (yet only 2mm thick carbon plates), a 250 with reasonable expectation of speed (esp since sold with the "race" tag and lots of race orientated BS text) but hampered if not crippled by only being fitted with a low res low power micro combo and an aerial buried into the frame/bodyshell, severely limiting FPV ability. Really bad CMOS typical light/dark issues

Even with the ungainly "feet" and the bodyshell removed and the camera lifted up to the top of the frame to try to clear the aerial, there's huge potential for aerial masking.

Now heavily discounted, and its not hard to see why.

Camera was badly out of focus with a loose screw thread, but even with this corrected and angled so that sky didn't totally wipe the picture out to a near black "ground", it wasn't pretty!


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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1593 on: November 17, 2017, 09:16:40 »
Yetch .. should have been strangled at birth..Surprised they didn't  add "professional " in the description.. :blink
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1594 on: November 17, 2017, 09:58:18 »
Yeah, Marketing's job is to try and make whatever dog of a product idea's been dumped on their desk sound like the greatest thing ever...... Even if they haven't got a clue what the product is, or who would want it! They tend to do this using hard to quantify words like "Pro", "Upgraded", "Quality" and "Power" on the box and adverts (Do you remember about 20 years back when you'd have to hunt really hard to find a new product that DIDN'T have the word "TURBO" wrote on it's packaging somewhere ? LOL !).

So the expensive and heavy toy quad with a low res camera and underpowered motors suddenly becomes a "Premium quality FPV racer for the beginner and pro alike, with robustness built into the design, and an energy efficient video and thrust systems for improved flight times and performance".
A really bad day of flying is still ten times better than a good day at work.

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1595 on: November 19, 2017, 15:42:11 »
Nipped out to get the spare Mavic batt down to storage level. :smiley:<br /><br /><br />how to upload image on website<br /><br /><br />
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1596 on: November 19, 2017, 16:31:31 »
Helped maiden my friend's wing today, its flying nicely, although he had the elevator reversed on the Tx, that made for an interesting flight and he cannot change it without a computer, as its a Tx he built himself, so he needs to alter it in code.

I flew my wing and Mavic too. ~~
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1597 on: November 19, 2017, 17:01:56 »
Had 20mins with fany (phantoms new name) in the field behind my house, nil wind and sunshine was nice.

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1598 on: November 23, 2017, 16:37:24 »
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Saw Primal Scream not too long ago in the Bandstand
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1599 on: November 23, 2017, 21:04:29 »
Interesting lighting in the vid.. ~~
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1600 on: November 23, 2017, 21:09:12 »
 I tried to get the light without being too bright or glare on the water. I had a 32n filter on, very bright morning light. I dont know enough about camera settings. It looses out when in the shade on the Waverley. The paddle steamer. I wish I knew what I was doing with it as its all a bit hit and miss at times. I bought some new filters that just push over the phantoms camera, so we'll try that this wknd.  I liked the cormorant against the sun, which I tried to get without it flying away. Any camera help would be appreciated.
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1601 on: November 25, 2017, 09:52:18 »
Got out this morning with the AQ600 to film the snow, its proper freezing out there

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1602 on: November 25, 2017, 15:37:07 »
Very smooth, like the forlorn looking blob on the landing field  at about 2:30. I could almost feel the cold.. :blink
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1603 on: November 26, 2017, 07:04:31 »
Got out this morning with the AQ600 to film the snow, its proper freezing out there


Awesome footage, I love it when it’s cold and snowy!


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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1604 on: November 27, 2017, 00:20:19 »
A dull video, for a dull day  :huh



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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1605 on: November 30, 2017, 14:58:45 »
Yeah, just a quick burn around the field. Two packs - thought my fingers would freeze but it was surprisingly 'warm' in the sun.
Wanted to just practice some take offs and landings in strong, low sunlight with FPV.

Also TRYING to force myself to lead with ROLL rather than YAW when turning so that I don't slide about so much in addition to keeping LOW so that my throttle control is better. Many exciting crashes in the lovely soft grass and no pressure to impress as I didn't have a card in the RC3  :nananana:
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1606 on: November 30, 2017, 18:19:16 »
Almost!  I took my AXN "Floater Jet/Clouds Fly" up to Coombe Gibbet, a great local spot for hill soaring.  The weather was ALMOST perfect with a strong wing coming from the North North West..Problem was it was about 20 MPH too windy!

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43 MPH!!!!!  :o

I am not sure my AXN can do 30 MPH let alone 40...

It would have been weeeeeeeee!

Gone.

So discretion took the best part of valor and I went home again. 

Still at least I went, its the thought that counts..sometimes.

It wasn't a wasted journey, it's stunning up there, it was a nice drive and quite "bracing" too.
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1607 on: November 30, 2017, 18:21:11 »
Don't blame you two-six  ~~
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1608 on: November 30, 2017, 18:49:29 »
I did, I flew my nano quad around the bedroom and set up the mCPX and had a quick hover. Didn't get outside to actually 'fly' though.

It's amazing how much stuff you forget after a little break. My thumbs still know what they're doing but it seems I am having to learn how to program a TX all over again  :wack0
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1609 on: December 01, 2017, 17:15:49 »
tried to fly the wing wing on 2s set up, this is using suggested wing wing motor........ha not enough power to stay in the air
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1610 on: December 01, 2017, 19:52:46 »
Yeah, just a quick burn around the field. Two packs - thought my fingers would freeze but it was surprisingly 'warm' in the sun.
Wanted to just practice some take offs and landings in strong, low sunlight with FPV.

Also TRYING to force myself to lead with ROLL rather than YAW when turning so that I don't slide about so much in addition to keeping LOW so that my throttle control is better. Many exciting crashes in the lovely soft grass and no pressure to impress as I didn't have a card in the RC3  :nananana:

Didn't film it, didn't happen! Lol

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1611 on: December 01, 2017, 23:08:59 »
Didn't film it, didn't happen! Lol

Yep.... definately... those crashes didn't happen at all. Nope, nothing happened at all.  :whistling:
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1612 on: December 02, 2017, 05:12:41 »
I did, I flew my nano quad around the bedroom and set up the mCPX and had a quick hover. Didn't get outside to actually 'fly' though.
It's amazing how much stuff you forget after a little break. My thumbs still know what they're doing but it seems I am having to learn how to program a TX all over again  :wack0
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1613 on: December 02, 2017, 07:24:11 »
Yep.... definately... those crashes didn't happen at all. Nope, nothing happened at all.  :whistling:
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1614 on: December 02, 2017, 18:29:03 »
A very misty morning so had to wait until this afternoon.
A quick edit.

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1615 on: December 02, 2017, 19:39:05 »
Hell yeah, took the wing up and had a blast, my mate also took his wing up, we both have the Falcon Evo FPV ~~
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1616 on: December 02, 2017, 21:02:43 »
A very misty morning so had to wait until this afternoon.
A quick edit.


very nice matey loved the beginning part like something out of grand tour there  :cool: keep it up  ~~
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1617 on: December 02, 2017, 21:58:58 »
A very misty morning so had to wait until this afternoon.
A quick edit.

Superb location, and it's were Chorley cakes come from..
That's one for the bucket list. ~~
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« Reply #1618 on: December 02, 2017, 22:25:53 »
Superb location, and it's were Chorley cakes come from..
That's one for the bucket list. ~~
~~ the whole area is lovely, lucky only 20mins away from me.

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1619 on: December 03, 2017, 07:22:59 »
~~ the whole area is lovely, lucky only 20mins away from me.
You got a nice video going on there, nice location, you seem to be doing a spot of video editing, merging video how do you do this
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