Was even at 500m at 12km at the way back I started to climb a bit so I could glide back home from 5km.
Setup is ezuhf
1280 mhz 1w video
plane is the scout bee.
If you look where i live there is just flat grasland and trees. We don't have mountains around here.
Duh, Netherlands mountains...I do actually know geography! It is interesting listening to what people recommend and then seeing what people actually pull off. I'd guess that my my 10-20% climbs are a bit more than I need .
Clearly I've been higher and further than what's listed for me. How much further?? Hmmmm
The actual RELEASABLE best for me is 17.9 out and +9500 up (2 different flights) - but I promised myself that the next video I post will be past 20 out. Sircana will be glad when he sees this edit .
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Ok, pretty sure I got everyone updated! Sorry for the delay, been busy with other projects at work and have been playing a video game at home to keep my finger off the buy button since I always seem to be shopping for fpv gear. I'm sure you guys can relate lol.
@Jayhuc...still can't read that pic lol.
@SENTRY...Patiently waiting for the 20 mile post. I think everyone on the board here knows that would be an incredible accomplishment. It takes not only a perfect plane setup, but also a bit of luck to catch the winds right.
I wanted to ask you guys a question. What wind is best for the glide home? I would assume a straight tail-wind, but I've had pretty good experiences with a 3:30-5 o'clock tail wind too. Was just curious because I think sailboats can go faster with a slight crosswind than just going with the wind.
Straight tail wind, your plane doesn't know about wind.
Sail boats are different than airplanes. They use the wind for lift but are depending on the reaction between the hull and the water. With airplanes it works differently, the wind is a straight vector addition. Anything not pointing straight home is working against you.
One thing to remember is that winds aloft do not point in the same direction as those on the ground, winds grow faster and change direction with altitude. You might have noticed this quartering thing you mention if you thought wind on the ground=wind in the air. I forget the factor but I don't think you'd see a 90 degree shift.
Thanks for the insight. I'm quite limited to the directions I can fly at my favorite flying spots...can't always point straight into the wind on the way out, that's why I asked. As an aside, I was fooling around the other day and had a 90 degree shift in wind direction...that's always fun lol. It would be neat to head north with a tailwind and hit a cold front at range and fly back with a tail wind...timing that would be ridiculous hehe.
Most of the time it works the other way - fight a head wind on the way out - fight it coming back and shit kittens wondering if you left enough margin for error.
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