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Old 02-06-2013, 09:12 AM   #1591
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Hey, how is Europe treating you? Do you miss Colorado?

I am flying a Hover Things FPV quad. It is used. I bought it off a forum member on rcgroups.com but you can buy the frame kits at www.hoverthings.com.

I'm running:

Hoverthings FPV frame
Sunnysky X2212-980 motors with Gem Fan 10x4.5 props
Hi Model 30 amp Simonk-flashed ESCs
Spektrum AR8000 receiver
KK 2.0 with V1.2 software Flight Controller
Go Pro Hero 2
Park Zone 2200mAh battery and two Black Label 2600mAh batteries
Spektrum DX7S radio

Thanks! Have spent many hours in last few days learning about quadcopters - there's a lot to learn...

For sure I miss CO for the mountains and riding. But I like Luxembourg for a bunch of different reasons. The riding is also great - but no offroad.

But for vacatrion I can go to the South of France and swing through Switzerland on the way home. So like everything - some pluses and minuses. I grew up in europe, so I like it here and I think it's a great experience for my wife and kids.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:38 AM   #1592
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Thanks! Have spent many hours in last few days learning about quadcopters - there's a lot to learn...

For sure I miss CO for the mountains and riding. But I like Luxembourg for a bunch of different reasons. The riding is also great - but no offroad.

But for vacatrion I can go to the South of France and swing through Switzerland on the way home. So like everything - some pluses and minuses. I grew up in europe, so I like it here and I think it's a great experience for my wife and kids.
That's good to hear! My parents moved to Saint-Pardoux-Courbier, about 40 miles south/southeast from Limoges in South Central France. I have to visit!

I hear you about the quads. I started flying quads with the little E-Flite mQX. I enjoy it but one of the FETs on the board started to fail so it's been sitting. After looking for a camera platform I decided another quad would probably be best. So, here I am! Loving it so far!
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:26 PM   #1593
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Hey Dakar - I just picked up a HT FPV quad myself!! Love it!! Just tried FPV today for the first time using fatshark goggles... Man, that's going to take some getting used to!!

I was loving how it flies LOS though.. Man it's stable and has some authoritah to it! Managed a couple loops, flips and rolls too.

Having fun! Waiting on a battery shipment!


I just noticed this thread. I've been an R/C aircraft nut for over 20 years (started when I was 12!)

Helis, planes, and quads.. Gotta love them!!!

Here's some pics of my current fleet:

Concept Pro EDF


Mikado Logo 400 FBL with AR7200BX (currently for sale)



Ladybird micro quad with 808 HD cam


My living room fleet:


Hoverthings FPV quad with Naza unit & video downlink for FPV flying.. Just got this one, LOVE IT


My two favorite micros - the UMX Sbach and Edge 540QQ


Nice trio for lunch time flying



Hmmm.... I think that's all that I have that is airworthy right now! haha
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:58 AM   #1594
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Now I just need a trio to the beach!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:13 PM   #1595
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It's time to learn a Collective Pitch heli!
So far with 5 flights there has not been any damage and only a minor crash. I am using a DX7S transmitter and have some negative pitch dialed out. My previous heli is an mCX2, so the new one is crazy fast comparatively. I was debating getting a flybarless fixed pitch or the CP. I like my choice so far.

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:22 PM   #1596
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^^ You made the right decision :) Once you master the inverted hover, you will be a true man. Good luck. MCPX is a great trainer. I am going to get one of the new brushless ones soon.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:51 PM   #1597
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egads, me and junior are on our third parts order for that little heli. We suck
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:29 AM   #1598
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Just dusting off my RC gear after a 10+ year general hiatus. So far I've:

Fixed the TX issue with my Futaba Super 8
Bought a used Spektrum DX7
Bought a Blade MQX and have been terrorizing my family with it for weeks.
Fired up my 3D Flash! foamie
Bought a Twisted Hobby's Crack Yak Mini for evening and indoor 3D/F3P
Bought an iCharger 306B
Converted 2 Dell server PSUs to use as power for the 306B
Bought a truck load of LiPo batteries
Selling off all my nitro stuff other than my Gremlin and my Florio Flyer 60
Bought RealFlight 5.5 and am running it on Win7 on my macbook using Parallels. Helps with heli and 3D practice.

Now trying to determine which quad/hexrotor to build as a FPV platform. I'm liking this one:

http://flitetest.com/articles/H_Quad_Scratch_Build
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:33 AM   #1599
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I'm happy to report that this theory has now been flight tested and proven to be true. I was flying my hex this morning when this happened:




It was the number 1 motor, the one right in the front. The hex pitched forward about 45 degrees before the controller got it leveled back out. It wasn't the best handling aircraft at that point, but it was controllable enough to get it back on the ground. Not a pretty landing, but gentle enough not to hurt anything. With a trike or quad it would have been a disaster.

A little soldering and double-checking of all the other connections and it's back to normal.
Seems to be a lot of people complaining about poor solder joints on some of the cheaper ESCs. Check em all!
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:14 AM   #1600
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The latest squirrel I'm chasing:

DLG gliders

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:46 AM   #1601
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The latest squirrel I'm chasing:

DLG gliders

Hey that looks sweet, what do they call it?
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:03 PM   #1602
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The latest squirrel I'm chasing:

DLG gliders
Tell us more. How big is it? How much does it weigh? What kind of flight times? How sore is your arm???
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:05 PM   #1603
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Discus launch gliders, peg on the end of the wing,launch it....well like a discus. Twirl n toss.

Some of the super light ones are spendy.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:13 PM   #1604
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Hey that looks sweet, what do they call it?
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Tell us more. How big is it? How much does it weigh? What kind of flight times? How sore is your arm???
Hokey video from the manufacturer:



F3K class limits wingspan to 1.5m (59").

~11oz.

Dead air ~0.75-1.5minutes. I'm still very new and trying to figure out an 8FG computer radio and the flight modes (cambers) for all the settings. Should get better quickly.

Arm's not sore at all. Arm is really only an extension from the torso to swing the airplane from. Kind of like swinging a rope around. However, my left knee doesn't appear to appreciate DLG much. I'm hoping some strength training may fix it. After a morning of swinging the glider around I can feel it all over.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:02 PM   #1605
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Nice!

I built a Quick Flick 2 two seasons ago. I haven't gotten as much stick time with it as I'd like, but I have learned that thermal hunting is addictive.
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