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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #195 on: December 27, 2016, 10:53:13 PM »
Friend is building a new airfield / RC wonderland. After nearly a year it is halfway finished, but good enough to "break it in" for a day of fun with the big planes. Here are a couple of our flights, I'm the black/yellow Decathlon and Sean is the Green Yak. Enjoy!  :)

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #196 on: January 02, 2017, 08:14:37 AM »
First day of 2017 started out cloudy with some rain, and turned gorgeous afternoon. Flew till the sun went down.  :)
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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #197 on: February 06, 2017, 07:46:58 AM »
Built my first KISS based FPV quadcopter, and yesterday was the first day of flying with it. Got some cool footage of my friend's large scale plane.

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #198 on: February 07, 2017, 07:10:04 PM »
I'm having too much fun with RC, and now my property is a personal obstacle course. LOL  :D

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #199 on: March 03, 2017, 07:32:55 PM »
Got a flight in above the landing today on my way out after testing a motor. FPV quads are another addiction within the hobby. LOL

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #200 on: March 03, 2017, 08:53:05 PM »
Cool! Whats a good starter set up cost?

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #201 on: March 03, 2017, 09:35:13 PM »
To get into a decent FPV set up, you are going to spend around $500 minimum to play. I built the one you saw in the video, the whole 9 yards with camera, goggles, radio etc.. is in the $800 range. I'm sure there are off the shelf products that are much cheaper, but you get what you pay for and stuff like that rarely works as advertised.
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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #202 on: March 21, 2017, 10:28:37 PM »
Some of my FPV flying from Sunday.  :)

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #203 on: May 03, 2017, 12:05:03 AM »
Had some fun flying at a few different places Sunday. My best quad, and it's new camera. This stuff is so addicting... lol  :D

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #204 on: September 30, 2017, 09:44:29 PM »
Went to another clubs airfield for a Fly-In today. Always weird flying a new field around lots of people you don't know. Had a great time, almost had a bad day though. LOL Watching, not many know how close I was to picking up pieces.  :D

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #205 on: October 02, 2017, 07:39:13 AM »
Cool  !!! Looked like you were going to put her in the ground a few times. Sounded like the wind was kicking up.

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #206 on: October 02, 2017, 07:58:59 AM »
The close call started at 3:02. I transitioned up too fast and put it into a stall, the wind caught the wing and flipped it over, luckily I had enough power and thumbs that knew what to do. lol Yes, it was windy. 10-15 with 20 mph gusts.  :-O
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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #207 on: October 22, 2017, 11:40:21 PM »
I finished this plane a week ago, and it's already a favorite, this was the fifth flight.  :)

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #208 on: October 23, 2017, 03:06:16 PM »
Nice....How fast is that plane going ?

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #209 on: October 23, 2017, 03:55:17 PM »
Guessing top speed is somewhere around 70-80 mph. Not something we usually have the means to measure. Engine rpm hits 7000 on the ground, figure at least 300 more in the air. Going to put a bigger prop on for the next flight, this engine has the power for it. Will give me more pulling power while slowing things down just a little. The larger diameter provides more prop wash over the surfaces, and I'll have better control while hovering or any other maneuver where there is no airspeed to move wind over the wings.  \./8
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