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  • atomiclama: steveo You can just plug a GPS puck into the FC and get the OSB to display the coords, record the VTX and when things go tits up you have the last known posistion. Whislt not accurate it is a good starting point. Or get the coords sent back by telemetry to you TX which will be more accurate as long as power is maintained to the quad and it is range with the TX. Just some thoughts.
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  • shawdreamer: meanwhile the 433mhz telem option I mentioned gives you live fixes in realtime and not "delayed texts"..... plus it doesnt cost you credit everytime you request a gps fix (btw the tags sim card also needs to have credit on it :laugh:)
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Crap flight/fun flight
« on: October 03, 2018, 17:54:37 »
Sometimes the worst flights are the best flights! Really this clip should just just stay hidden, but I really enjoyed the flight in all its branch hitting, lense smearing, bent propping glory!




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Re: Crap flight/fun flight
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2018, 18:21:59 »
If that is a 'worst' flight then WOW.... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
That was some great flying I would love to have that sort of flying as my 'worst'. In fact I would love that to be my best flying.
That was great, thanks for posting.

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Crap flight/fun flight
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 18:46:01 »
Haha! Thanks for the nice comments! It wasn’t bad flying, just not a very cinematic flight! I wasn’t really planning my lines through the trees, just reacting to what was in front of me. My thought process was ‘tree, tree, ooh another tree, flip, branch - aaah! Oh I’m still flying, tree, tree, can’t see, woaaah!’

It’s a bit of a warts and all flight in that regard because it shows up all your faults - there was a few ‘180 of indecision’ in there and I get a little twitchy when I’m working hard which I want to iron out. But I really enjoyed it and thought I’d post anyway!


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Re: Crap flight/fun flight
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2018, 19:02:19 »
Great flying as always. Pretty sure skeeter has been teaching you new moves!


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Re: Crap flight/fun flight
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 00:28:21 »
Great flying as always. Pretty sure skeeter has been teaching you new moves!


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 I guess you mean skitzo?! Haha! He is pretty good at that kind of tree canopy flying isn’t he?! It’s definitely easier with tall pine trees that barely have a branch for the first 20 feet or so. Not like the deciduous forest near me, it’s nettles for the first 5 feet, then brambles before the trees start!




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Re: Crap flight/fun flight
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 05:46:25 »
Lol yeah Skitzo.  Yeah he's amazing in that environment.

I agree, the UK is frustrating like that. I've often thought that other countries have better trees growing naturally for fob. Australia also has great ones.
I guess you mean skitzo?! Haha! He is pretty good at that kind of tree canopy flying isn’t he?! It’s definitely easier with tall pine trees that barely have a branch for the first 20 feet or so. Not like the deciduous forest near me, it’s nettles for the first 5 feet, then brambles before the trees start!




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