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Offline Painlesstom

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2013, 12:02:22 AM »
LOL Thanks, Bob. Mini-MO could run circles around it though! haha Hopefully I'll have some flight video soon, airplane and heli are almost ready.

Old motor a buddy of mine gave me. It was locked up when I got it. I tore it down, freshened it up, and fit it to the airplane fuselage. This is the first start tuning run. I think it's going to work well, sure pulls hard.. plenty of power.

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2013, 09:05:15 PM »
LOL Thanks, Bob. Mini-MO could run circles around it though! haha Hopefully I'll have some flight video soon, airplane and heli are almost ready.

Old motor a buddy of mine gave me. It was locked up when I got it. I tore it down, freshened it up, and fit it to the airplane fuselage. This is the first start tuning run. I think it's going to work well, sure pulls hard.. plenty of power.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9Go9wX6LhM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9Go9wX6LhM</a>

Can't wait to see this..... looks like it'll work great.
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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2013, 02:52:15 PM »
So far, so good. One aspect of this hobby that slows the process down, is the learning curve can be a painful one... so pre-flight checks end up becoming an extended operation. Watching others crash and learning why, lots of on ground testing, lots of time on the simulator... I don't want to post another crash video!  lol :D

I've gotten very comfortable flying the heli inverted in the simulator, and have even done some with the mCPX the past few days. Simple rolls, flips, and some inverted hovering. I can see myself getting good at flying 3D one day, but never great. I found this video, and am still trying to wrap my mind around what's being done... makes my brain bleed a little trying to keep up. Awesome piloting, greatly understated.  :-O

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AluijV5unBA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AluijV5unBA</a>
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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2013, 06:47:19 PM »
Oh my, I see what you mean.  Things happen so fast.  Misquitos could take lessons from this guy.  His flying is incredible, not to mention the performance of the helicopter.

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2013, 10:11:09 PM »
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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2013, 10:51:47 PM »
So far, so good. One aspect of this hobby that slows the process down, is the learning curve can be a painful one... so pre-flight checks end up becoming an extended operation. Watching others crash and learning why, lots of on ground testing, lots of time on the simulator... I don't want to post another crash video!  lol :D

I've gotten very comfortable flying the heli inverted in the simulator, and have even done some with the mCPX the past few days. Simple rolls, flips, and some inverted hovering. I can see myself getting good at flying 3D one day, but never great. I found this video, and am still trying to wrap my mind around what's being done... makes my brain bleed a little trying to keep up. Awesome piloting, greatly understated.  :-O

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AluijV5unBA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AluijV5unBA</a>

OUTSTANDING VIDEO.... This guy is good.... No very good..... Must see video folks!!!! Awesome!!!
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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2013, 11:43:31 PM »
Ever tried a bicopter? Like the V22 Osprey but the rotors don't tilt forwards, they tilt towards the sides.
I built it from a kit by a guy named Gary Gress. Look up a website called gress aeronautics? I don't think the web site is maintained anymore!? But go on YouTube and search Invader 600!

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2013, 11:47:48 PM »
I haven't truly flown it yet!! I am having a Gyro issue  >:( I keep rolling it upside down  :-[
Hoping to fix it soon >:D

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2013, 12:33:58 AM »
That's different, very cool though. Figuring out the programming process for the electronics can be challenging sometimes. I know some gyros have settings for mounting orientation, if that has anything to do with your inversion issues. Where is the CG on that anyhow? Looks really nose heavy with the camera. I'm waiting on a 3 axis gyro for my 450 heli, luckily I found a good youtube video of a guy walking through all the settings on the same model. Some of this stuff can make you want to pull your hair out for sure.. hahaha  >:(  And all these years I though people went bald from old age.  :D

Post up that flight video when you get it working, would love to see some cool footage.
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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2014, 11:12:11 PM »
Ok.. So I finally finished building my Quadcopter. I'm by no means finished with the build, but the kit is complete, and flies great. Going to add some more electronics eventually to give me FPV, OSD and GPS (First person view / wireless video feed with onboard display). Also planning to make a mount for my GoPro since this quad is large enough to easily carry it.

Once I get some decent weather there will be video of a real flight. Hovering in my kitchen was fun, but that's just not what this is for! lol

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2014, 02:39:01 PM »
Ok.. I finally made it outside for a real flight test. Very happy with the results. Awesome bird to fly!  \./8

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2014, 05:07:09 PM »
 Tom, looks like a lot of fun to fly. My toys so far are rmc trucks. Use to fly by string planes and broke-up a few of those. Great video.

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2014, 07:57:24 PM »
That's great Tom, you could help Amazon deliver packages!!  :))

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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2014, 10:29:39 PM »

Tom, looks like a lot of fun to fly. My toys so far are rmc trucks. Use to fly by string planes and broke-up a few of those. Great video.

 Hersh

Thanks! I find trucks allot of fun also, but flight has taken me full force. It's the one thing I haven't been able to exercise at a full scale level, so taking to the skies through the eyes of a camera is a suitable alternative. Also, the ability to capture useful footage is going to be an added bonus.



That's great Tom, you could help Amazon deliver packages!!  :))

LOL YES! My brothers  and sisters have made the same suggestion...  :D
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Re: I'm just a big Kid....
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2014, 01:46:08 AM »
Ok... I finally got my big Quad finished for a real test flight! So much fun.  :)

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