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Old 02-27-2010, 09:41 PM   #286
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My newest R/C toy. An Eflite Blade mSR. I always wanted a helicopter and these seem to be a cheaper way to get into flying. And the local club rents a school gym to fly them in. But as little as this is a living room give you plenty of room to fly.



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Old 02-27-2010, 10:41 PM   #287
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Wow those E-Flites are pricey compared to my model and mine is 90% metal. I like the idea of crashing 20 bucks instead of 160

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Old 02-28-2010, 06:34 AM   #288
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Gliders are cool. The first clip is with a powered glider that I enjoy flying, but hate to land.



http://www.raidentech.com/bigscdyelbrs.html

Specs out in seconds.
Soars really well, it can actually get boring.
Specs out? Is that pilot talk? I won't even comment on the other videos you posted, I ended up drifting around youtube for an hour or so and burned my pancakes! The video from ABOVE the clouds is what I am looking to do. WAY cheaper and quicker then having to get my pilots license.

They have (*had* out of stock!) a 4 METER wing span sail plane! $199! Is a larger glider easier to fly then a smaller one? Do they have sailplane/glider complete packages with radio plane and video set up? I was browsing around but did not see any video setups for sale.

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I was looking in the wrong place. What do I look for in these setups for long distance flights and quality?
Where does this one fall in the range from useless to best? http://www.raidentech.com/24ghzmiwicoc.html
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:16 AM   #289
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How is the parts support for the one you got? I ask because, I just picked up an EFlight Blade CX2 and if I crash it parts are only a short drive to the local hobby shop away?

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Wow those E-Flites are pricey compared to my model and mine is 90% metal. I like the idea of crashing 20 bucks instead of 160

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Old 02-28-2010, 07:42 AM   #290
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Loads of parts on ebay for them. Tail blades , main rotors , etc. But it only cost me $13.98 with 8 bucks shipping. If I destroy it. I will just by another complete unit and use my old one as a parts heli.

Side note , Ive crashed it about 20 times being stupid with it and trying dumb stuff. Not a dent or a scratch.

You could buy about 8 of these for the cost of one E-Flite , maybe 10 if they did you a deal on shipping.


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Old 02-28-2010, 07:53 AM   #291
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This shit is off. the. hook.


P47 thunderbolt, FPV scale, full immersion from Beachy on Vimeo.
AWESOME!
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:45 AM   #292
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Specs out? Is that pilot talk?

Yeah, that means fly up until it's a speck in the sky. It will literally climb straight up until you can barely see it in about 10 seconds.
Then you cut power, set trims, and see how long you can keep it up there until it's time to punch it again.
Annie was watching me and I was bragging about how I hadn't touched the sticks in 5 minutes.
She said "that's kind of boring isn't it?"
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I won't even comment on the other videos you posted, I ended up drifting around youtube for an hour or so and burned my pancakes! The video from ABOVE the clouds is what I am looking to do. WAY cheaper and quicker then having to get my pilots license.

They have (*had* out of stock!) a 4 METER wing span sail plane! $199! Is a larger glider easier to fly then a smaller one? Do they have sailplane/glider complete packages with radio plane and video set up? I was browsing around but did not see any video setups for sale.

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I was looking in the wrong place. What do I look for in these setups for long distance flights and quality?
Where does this one fall in the range from useless to best? http://www.raidentech.com/24ghzmiwicoc.html
These guys will build you one:
http://readymaderc.com/store/index.p...&products_id=3

This site has some plug and play setups:
http://shop.righthere.nu/FPV-First-p...prod_1001.html

Unless you have money to burn, first spend a bunch of time in the RCGroups FPV forum.

Don't spend a ton on the plane, EPO ready to fly planes are cheap enough that you can fly them with less fear.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:37 AM   #293
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Yeah, that means fly up until it's a speck in the sky. It will literally climb straight up until you can barely see it in about 10 seconds.
Then you cut power, set trims, and see how long you can keep it up there until it's time to punch it again.
Annie was watching me and I was bragging about how I hadn't touched the sticks in 5 minutes.
She said "that's kind of boring isn't it?"
Sometimes it might not be boring. Setting up a plane with no autopilot to fly alone seems like a pretty tough challenge.

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These guys will build you one:
http://readymaderc.com/store/index.p...&products_id=3

This site has some plug and play setups:
http://shop.righthere.nu/FPV-First-p...prod_1001.html

Unless you have money to burn, first spend a bunch of time in the RCGroups FPV forum.
No, not much money at all. But I know I need the video to make it interesting to me. I am guessing 300-500 for a complete setup?
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Don't spend a ton on the plane, EPO ready to fly planes are cheap enough that you can fly them with less fear.
EPO? What is ARF?
Which is better, foam or fiberglass?
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:28 PM   #294
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Sometimes it might not be boring. Setting up a plane with no autopilot to fly alone seems like a pretty tough challenge.
Exactly. It's not boring if you're the one on the sticks.
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No, not much money at all. But I know I need the video to make it interesting to me. I am guessing 300-500 for a complete setup?
That would be a good intro level $ range if you do your homework.

Planning for long range FPV piloting is a lot more complicated than just hucking a plane in the air.
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EPO? What is ARF?
Which is better, foam or fiberglass?
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=986842

ARF = Almost Ready to Fly - some assembly/equipment required

Foam = cheaper/lighter/easier to repair
Fiberglass = High performance
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Exactly. It's not boring if you're the one on the sticks.
That would be a good intro level $ range if you do your homework.
Thats what I am doing right now.
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Planning for long range FPV piloting is a lot more complicated than just hucking a plane in the air.
I am finding that out. Mostly, A LOT of money. Tracking antennas?
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=986842

ARF = Almost Ready to Fly - some assembly/equipment required

Foam = cheaper/lighter/easier to repair
Fiberglass = High performance
Alright, which sailplane/glider with an electric motor do you recommend for setting up with a FPV video system? I was browsing the links to the forums you sent and it might as well be in Chinese.

How far? My job is about 5 miles by car and 3.5 as the crow flies. If I could fly over with an RC plane from my house, I would laugh for days.

If I could get a view from the air, as a birds see us poor wingless mortals, I would be thrilled forever.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:38 PM   #297
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http://www.stlouiswhirlybirds.com/wp...ly-2-12-10.wmv

I watched this guy fly Friday night.
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:03 PM   #298
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Wow those E-Flites are pricey compared to my model and mine is 90% metal. I like the idea of crashing 20 bucks instead of 160

A big difference is the design. The e-Flite mSR is a fixed pitch vs. a coaxial, and has multiple settings, both with the controller and on the bird that make it an easier trainer to transition from coaxial helis to true collective pitch helis.
For playing around in the living room, the cheap one's are great, I've got a couple myself. If you're looking to learn the skills to transition to the big collective pitch models, the mSR is a great choice.
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http://www.stlouiswhirlybirds.com/wp...ly-2-12-10.wmv

I watched this guy fly Friday night.
I don't think that fast. Or this fast either.

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I don't think that fast. Or this fast either.






I can make mine do that from the time it hits the wall to the time it hits the floor.
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