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Old 07-13-2013, 08:31 AM   #1981
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Went out this morning at flew five batteries through my Sbach with some onboard video on the third batt.

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Old 07-13-2013, 06:47 PM   #1982
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Are you using an 808 style camera for these?

I've been practicing low and slow knife edge circles in the back yard. When the winds die down I can do pretty well with them now. Just ordered a Crack Pitts Mini and the Crack Lazer (32") Should be here next week!

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Old 07-14-2013, 08:05 AM   #1983
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Are you using an 808 style camera for these?

I've been practicing low and slow knife edge circles in the back yard. When the winds die down I can do pretty well with them now. Just ordered a Crack Pitts Mini and the Crack Lazer (32") Should be here next week!
That's a naked Go Pro Hero 2. Just about enough weight to make it not enjoyable to fly. An 808 or that style would be better.

I think I'll be getting another Crack something as my next plane.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #1984
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A quick and dirty video of me flying the Crack Yak Mini. It looked absolutely calm, but there was a steady breeze blowing right in my face making things a little more difficult....ya..that's what happened.

Needed a little more oomph to get out of the last little bit.

This plane weighs 4 ounces ready to fly.



And here's what it does in the hands of a pro

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Old 07-15-2013, 03:57 AM   #1985
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I don't think that fast anymore to fly like that....hell I can't even miss 50' tall trees.....darn plane grabbing trees...good thing I have a 16yr old kid or that plane would still be stuck.

I have been looking at those small cameras, I have had them in my basket several times but never pulled the trigger.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:43 PM   #1986
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So I put the new motor, a 15t, in the Supershot last night, to replace the original Technigold. This new motor now matches all the latest ESC and radio kit.
It was dry outside, but dark, so I ran it up and down the street a bit.

WOW! its fast! The steering is better than I expected. Whilst on the bench the wheels dont look as though they turn enough but out side, they are ok.

I went to get Mrs Hay Ewe and drive it of down the street, turned around, speed up, right in to the drain! Bummer, she wasn't impressed - buts for another thread......

Ended up with a broken lower front wishbone - that stopped play.

Its currently got a 19t sproket but going to get a 15t to slow it down some.

will get pics soon!

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Old 07-15-2013, 08:59 PM   #1987
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I'm seriously thinking of rekindeling my RC sailplane lust, thinking of something I can highstart and thermal or take to a slope and ridge soar. Needs to be stable as it's been a while, an ARF or RTF would suit me fine... any suggestions?

Wondering if I should be entertaining something that could take a electric motor.

On the same topic I am going to Seattle this weekend, and good shops I should visit to fill this niche?
If you don't mind a motor for getting to altitude instead of a hi-start look up the StevensAero Helium. Its a kit but very easy to build, rock steady in the air and thermals quite well.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:38 AM   #1988
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I stuck the GoPro on top of my glider... made some really nice pictures of the sunset... now i am thinking about seriously FPV. Although its a little too expensive for my taste.

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Old 07-16-2013, 09:42 AM   #1989
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FPV seems silly cheap to me, a few hundred $$ to get something basic?
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:53 AM   #1990
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FPV seems silly cheap to me, a few hundred $$ to get something basic?
Yup...$350 or so and you're good to go
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:11 AM   #1991
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New Plane Day

1100mm Hurricane with retracts. Seems like a little plane with lots of detail. HK had them on sale for $80 about 3-4 months ago, just got around to building it....you may also be able to see the Ju-52 project in the background....also a real nice looking little plane. Has not seen the light of day and already hanger rash...the paint seems to want to stick to my fingers.





I love this next picture....how much would it cost the Chinese to have someone that actually speaks English as a first language to proof read this stuff





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Old 07-19-2013, 05:04 AM   #1992
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Nice warbird FPG! Amazing what $80 buys these days. I have some Robart air retracts that cost more than that back in the 90s!
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:16 AM   #1993
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Put my little helicopter back together yesterday. Need some new batteries, but otherwise it looks like it'll fly again



I may get another real soon
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:13 PM   #1994
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Almost ready!

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