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    December 07, 2018, 12:54:30
  • steveo9007: Cheers Atom was just a thought for now as I plan on keeping it well in range until I get comfortable with controls and flying
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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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Author Topic: Snowdon - waterfall diving. The Epic Wales Road Trip 2018 #1/3  (Read 156 times)

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Now, that WAS an epic trip out with the guys. BRUTAL climb up the mountains, but 100% worth every tortured step over craggy DEATH ROCKS OF DOOM.




.. and I got to try diving a waterfall.... {fast show}BRILLIANT!{/fast show}

Massive big-up to the others I went with: ZeroG, Jackalas, Cornish Mule.  ~~
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Re: Snowdon - waterfall diving. The Epic Wales Road Trip 2018 #1/3
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2018, 18:42:01 »
Very nice, great being able to actually see the scenery rather than a series of blurry loops. ~~
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Re: Snowdon - waterfall diving. The Epic Wales Road Trip 2018 #1/3
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2018, 20:12:51 »
Really nice Andy! You excelled at this spot, I really enjoyed it.

It was a top weekend, thanks again for driving.

Let's start thinking about the next one.

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Re: Snowdon - waterfall diving. The Epic Wales Road Trip 2018 #1/3
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2018, 21:02:56 »
Very nice, great being able to actually see the scenery rather than a series of blurry loops. ~~
Sorry John!

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Re: Snowdon - waterfall diving. The Epic Wales Road Trip 2018 #1/3
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018, 21:03:42 »
Great flying Andy. Not easy flying a spot like that for the first time. You got some great footage there!

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Re: Snowdon - waterfall diving. The Epic Wales Road Trip 2018 #1/3
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2018, 21:41:58 »
Great flying Andy. Not easy flying a spot like that for the first time. You got some great footage there!


Cheers! But you know what's happened now... I've got the hankering for EPIC SPOTS now.  :wack0
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Re: Snowdon - waterfall diving. The Epic Wales Road Trip 2018 #1/3
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2018, 21:42:50 »
Cheers! But you know what's happened now... I've got the hankering for EPIC SPOTS now.  :wack0
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Re: Snowdon - waterfall diving. The Epic Wales Road Trip 2018 #1/3
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2018, 10:58:31 »
That was an epic set of videos. Risk reward ratio was well and truly through the roof.
Shows great dedication.
I will use it to motivate myself to get out more even just to practice flying round a deserted football field.  :smiley: