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  • VaNDAL_UK: ANyone FPV onver Sutton Park Birmingham?
    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
    December 05, 2018, 21:01:25
  • 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.
    December 04, 2018, 12:27:26
  • steveo9007: Is there a post on here about the 433mhz telem tx ??
    December 04, 2018, 07:56:49
  • steveo9007: ok thanks shaw
    December 03, 2018, 20:31:44
  • 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:)
    December 02, 2018, 20:47:10
  • shawdreamer: and yes that does actually work..... I tried it for a laugh a couple of years ago ::)
    December 02, 2018, 20:45:09
  • shawdreamer: the tags do as you say use satellites to get positional fixes but they dont immediately report those fixes to an App, each tag requires a Sim card (same as your phone) which is used to "text" you the tags position..... in other words you could get the exact same effect by strapping a old smartphone to your frame with the google "where is my device" app installed
    December 02, 2018, 20:44:13
  • steveo9007: doesnt the tag communicate with the satellites and not via a data system, isn't it the user who owns the tag go via data to the app that can locate the tag ???
    December 02, 2018, 18:18:11
  • shawdreamer: plus, alot of the lower end trackers struggle with GPRS and often rely heavily on GSM data instead which is just not worth a sh1te when it comes to pinpointing a downed frame
    December 02, 2018, 16:23:30
  • shawdreamer: most readily available gps trackers are not really suitable for anything smaller than a 400 sized frame as the units themselves are often too bulky for anything smaller and larger frames often already have their own gps setups that can simply be outfitted with a 433mhz telem tx that would report live and accurate info direct to a ground station so there'd be no point in a sms type tracker
    December 02, 2018, 16:22:07
  • steveo9007: anybody fitted a GPS tracker tag to their drones if it gets lost and is need to find it
    December 02, 2018, 14:56:36
  • Gav: yeah too much of a hike for me too.  was tempted with the bike show the other week but TBH its not worth it - no bargains anymore and rip off parking
    November 29, 2018, 20:11:21
  • Bad Raven: Too far for me.
    November 29, 2018, 08:27:36
  • hoverfly: Sunday drone show , N.E.C.  anybody   going.??
    November 28, 2018, 18:36:04
  • Bajadre: Congrats DB brother  !!!
    November 25, 2018, 03:09:56
  • hoverfly: I wish i haden't eaten a whole ham and egg pie........ pass the Rennies.. :cry
    November 21, 2018, 17:23:37
  • ched999uk: Don't yo just hate those days where you wish you never got up!!!!!!
    November 21, 2018, 15:46:06
  • Reman: Isn't it a spooky coincidense how seconds before banggood have a sale nearly all the prices of the on sale items go up, But the discount drops the price back to the pre sale prices?
    November 21, 2018, 05:46:29
  • DarkButterfly: Certainly hard work but well worth it ::)
    November 19, 2018, 22:19:02

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Do you prefer to SIT or STAND when flying?

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Author Topic: Friday fight-time: Sitting or Standing?  (Read 128 times)

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Friday fight-time: Sitting or Standing?
« on: November 30, 2018, 12:08:14 »
Another controversial poll to keep the holy wars burning.
Do you prefer to fly SITTING or STANDING?

.. and why's that best for you?
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Re: Friday fight-time: Sitting or Standing?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 12:13:50 »
.. some people have other preferences... and that's fine.  :laugh:

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Re: Friday fight-time: Sitting or Standing?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 12:29:39 »
Power Planes, Heli's, Cars, Whoovers, Thermal Gliders, Slope Gliders, LOS Quads all standing, FPV Quads sitting (though I don't get dizzy now I'm used to it, its more to give Spotter a better field of view)

Many years ago I was flying a thermal glider (not really my scene, prefer power hooligan flying) sitting down, hot summers day, whole airspace and closed off area field to myself.

There was a strange noise close by and I awoke to find the glider had made its way back by itself and landed without damage 10 feet away. Last recollection was that it had been 300 feet up and maybe 1/4 mile away line of sight lazily circling a thermal, trimmed to fly with minimal input.

Never sat for normal flying ever again!!

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Re: Friday fight-time: Sitting or Standing?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 15:10:59 »
I don't really think there is a right or wrong with this one. It all boils down to what you are comfortable with.

I personally prefer standing. It gives me better FPV reception being further from the ground, and all in all it helps my (flabby) body to hold form (sitting at a desk most working days, I quite need it).

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Re: Friday fight-time: Sitting or Standing?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 17:12:01 »
For thermal soaring it has to be reclining to avoid getting "Glider neck." followed by on the knees praying you can get the  thing out of the thermal..
Line of sight powered has to be standing(leaning against the car)
F.P.V. plank and wing  sitting, I use a tracker to keep the vid signal at full strength.
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Re: Friday fight-time: Sitting or Standing?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 08:52:46 »
Usually standing because I hate taking too much gear, but if I’m there for an afternoon with a wing then a chair is definitely a bonus!

Just picked up 2 of these for £25! I bought 2 just so my wife didn’t know it was an fpv thing!

https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/freedom-trail-monte-carlo-chair-p362325


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