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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:03 pm

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Come to think of it, where the heck do you even fly something of that size. You need a runway for that monstrosity.



There are a couple of clubs fairly close to me with runways but we actually fly at a sod farm most of the time, so our runway is roughly 1/2 a mile square :lol: That plane has roughly a 2 to 1 thrust to weight ratio so it would take off vertically if you wanted to. I could comfortably fly a plane that size in an area not much bigger than a football field, room isn't so much a problem as noise is. Living out in the middle of nowhere like I do has its advantages when it comes to making the neighbors mad with noise. Imagesod farm by Hance1976, on Flickr
 
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:09 pm

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What's the deal with the elevator? Is one side fixed for trim and only the other moves?



There is one servo per elevator half on most planes this size. The elevator halves move together, the plane isn't powered up in the photo so the two sides wouldn't match unless I matched them by hand.
 
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:12 pm

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Are you about to find out that you can't remove it from the house because it won't fit through any of the doors? :-)



Naw my house has a garage door in it :wink: Actually the wings and elevators are both removable so it fits through a door easily. I most likely wont ever take the elevators off but the wings will have to come off to transport it. Thats the worst part about gas stuff having to put them together and take them apart every time you go flying.
 
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:28 pm

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Naw my house has a garage door in it :wink: Actually the wings and elevators are both removable so it fits through a door easily. I most likely wont ever take the elevators off but the wings will have to come off to transport it. Thats the worst part about gas stuff having to put them together and take them apart every time you go flying.

At that size and equipment, you've nearly built an ultralight aircraft. I stare at that thing the way a cowboy probably stares at a miniature pony.
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:27 pm

All what you are used to I guess. Too me its HUGE, to quite a few of my friends its baby size. Its roughly 30% scale. I have friends with 50 and 60% scale planes :o
 
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:32 pm

Huh, I was guessing 1:3, so pretty much spot-on. It's great workmanship.
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:31 pm

So i finally got a video. It's pretty bad, but i was loading at a really cool place so i felt obligated to do at least something. Fire island near bay shore, new york :D
https://youtu.be/c4rWUm2veJk

Still no angle mount so it's basically two minutes of me awkwardly fighting the urge to fly the way i usually do so something can be seen, which i did a terrible job at. The jello in the video is pretty bad because there's no anti vibration going on. I strapped the camera on top of the battery and took off.

Hindsight though, that high pitch whine at mild climb throttle concerns me. I'm hoping it's just a whistling nick in a prop or something. I'll check that out this weekend i guess.
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:06 am

That's a long way from south Louisiana. :)

Don't be too hard on yourself on the video. I thought it was actually fairly decent, especially given what you said about strapping the camera on and going. Quality is good. It was cool to see the loader coming back with a segment of pipe as you came around on the landing pass. Looks cold!

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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:22 pm

Heiwashin wrote:
So i finally got a video. It's pretty bad, but i was loading at a really cool place so i felt obligated to do at least something. Fire island near bay shore, new york :D
https://youtu.be/c4rWUm2veJk

Still no angle mount so it's basically two minutes of me awkwardly fighting the urge to fly the way i usually do so something can be seen, which i did a terrible job at. The jello in the video is pretty bad because there's no anti vibration going on. I strapped the camera on top of the battery and took off.

Hindsight though, that high pitch whine at mild climb throttle concerns me. I'm hoping it's just a whistling nick in a prop or something. I'll check that out this weekend i guess.


Small props turning at high rpm are naturally noisy, I wouldn't worry about it. Here is prop noise taken to the extreme. https://youtu.be/VCBCSUYmzqQ
 
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:12 pm

I had forgotten that yours whined like that too. Cool that makes me feel better.
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:27 pm

Unloaded at Fernandina beach and had a lot more fun flying, but this time i finally figured out a decent setup for my camera. The only thing that still needs fixin is my flying, regardless it was amazing fun flying there.

https://youtu.be/XhOyJAJh0YA
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:16 pm

Was going to display the speed and agility of the quad in a video but it ended up being a 5 second flight.
https://youtu.be/uEEJBUggQ6E

Front left motor has had a little wiggle for a while that changing the shaft didn't fix, it finally crapped out right there. Repaired it last night so I'll try for another video later.
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:07 pm

And here I am floundering around at near to full speed. I don't usually fly in wide open fields so I was basically flying aimlessly which looks a little weird.

https://youtu.be/KwLJlAaGPPY
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:16 pm

I put LED's in the airplane trailer yesterday, got it wired up so that it charges a deep cycle battery while I am driving down the road, that way I will always have light.

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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:47 pm

Holy Moly, are you opening a store or something? :)
 
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:51 pm

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Holy Moly, are you opening a store or something? :)


I have more stuff than some hobby shops, some are addicted to booze, some to drugs, me its toy airplanes :lol:
 
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:37 am

I'm so jealous. I wish I could have a mobile hanger like that. I just have a monstrous 100lb bag that holds all my parts and junk that I lug around.
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Tue May 10, 2016 1:26 pm

Solar FPV Plane Flies Forever

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We love solar power. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it’s relatively lightweight and involves fragile high technology. Just the sort of thing that we’d want to strap onto the wings of a large model aircraft.

Solar power on a remote-controlled plane would get you unlimited cruising range. Now, a normal land-and-swap-battery process might be good enough for some people, but judging from [Prometreus]’s YouTube channel, he’s a fan of long flights over the Alps, and of pushing long-distance FPV links to the breaking point. For him and his friends, the battery power is definitely the limiting factor in how far / long he can fly.


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Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:10 pm

I was out of town for work when my RC club held it's December meeting. I managed to get elected VP, in absentia. In better news, I also won the quarterly prize drawing.

The new addition to the fleet:

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I've set it up in the transmitter and balanced it, but so far the weather has not aligned with my available time so it hasn't had it's maiden flight yet.

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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:05 am

A plane that size and only a 2200mAh battery pack (albeit 11v)? How much flight time would you generally get out of that?
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:24 pm

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A plane that size and only a 2200mAh battery pack (albeit 11v)? How much flight time would you generally get out of that?


5-7 minutes if you manage the throttle would be reasonable, with reserve for a couple of go-arounds. 1200mm isn't all that big really. I'll probably fly it with 3000mAh packs to get a bit closer to 10 minutes but, in reality, that's about all you need. Much longer than that and you get tired of standing and concentrating so much, or at least I do. I've got planes that will fly 20-30 minutes on a tank and I still tend to come down after 10-12.

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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Sat May 27, 2017 10:16 am

I recently watched a video of a quad doing 145 mph. This hobby is evolving so fast.

https://youtu.be/vAJyGfpV0dw

Lately my flying skills have reached the point where I feel limited by my current power so I'm upgrading again. Going to a smaller lighter frame with more power.

Looking at 550 grams flying weight, with at least 6,800 grams of thrust. 12-1 power to weight. My expectation of 80mph seems fairly conservative. Based on similar builds I could see speeds of up to 120 mph. I bought a gps unit which everyone considers to be fairly accurate to do some tests. It'll probably be a few weeks before I get to slap everything together but in pumped as usual for another build.
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:03 pm

Video of a guy flying a plane at 450+ mph. Can it land?

https://boingboing.net/2017/10/29/ever- ... -at-4.html
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:22 pm

That landing was sick as hell.

It's about that time of year where my flying time gets cut down to almost nothing too. Flying and thick winter gloves don't match up very well. Neither does 30 or less Fahrenheit without gloves. Ah well.
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Re: Radio Control Hobbies

Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:54 pm

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Video of a guy flying a plane at 450+ mph. Can it land?

https://boingboing.net/2017/10/29/ever- ... -at-4.html


It took me a couple minutes to adjust. At first my stomach didn't like this video.
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