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    Sticky: Amazing flight! Incredible attempt! I think I...

    Amazing flight! Incredible attempt!

    I think I was lucky to get away with freezing issues as flew on a tropical thunderstorm. The air was warm and moist. Basically, flying around a storm cell....
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    My pal dropped below the horizon 116.4km out....

    My pal dropped below the horizon 116.4km out. (https://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread.php?20039-Personal-Bests-V5-(LEADERBOARDS)
    Many variables exist. The calculation is only for free space point A-B...
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    Sticky: Must be some nasty RF conditions you have. I used...

    Must be some nasty RF conditions you have. I used the ezUHF with the diamond SRH77 to 42km out.
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    Sticky: I am guessing you are using the ezUHF JR module?

    I am guessing you are using the ezUHF JR module?
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    Sticky: I used watchmaker's graphite for lubricant. I...

    I used watchmaker's graphite for lubricant. I think the NCR18650BDs got a little toasty from the climb burn (internal heater). That may explain my lucky shot.
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    Nice, I see wide-angled shots. On what camera?...

    Nice,

    I see wide-angled shots. On what camera? Mobius/Runcam?
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    Nice! I tried a night landing FPV and it was...

    Nice!

    I tried a night landing FPV and it was scary... haha
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    How did you manage that landing?! Closure...

    How did you manage that landing?!

    Closure rate, glide slope? Did you have any landing aids like onboard LEDs?
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    Nice RSsI based tracker. thanks for sharing....

    Nice RSsI based tracker.

    thanks for sharing. For my flying, I often prepare groundwork and make a targeted attempt, so antenna pointing/adjustment is minimal and not frequent. I guess if you just...
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    On another note, my buddy got back to me with...

    On another note,

    my buddy got back to me with this sexy antenna, based off my 6-turn version. Clear laser cut acrylic support and cleaner finish. I was pretty excited with the bench results on the...
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    No to worry Ksmith, we all start somewhere. ...

    No to worry Ksmith, we all start somewhere.

    Just to update, the real world performance of the array is only slightly better than a single helical. I am not impressed at all. It defeats the purpose...
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    Yes odd. Well things might have changed since....

    Yes odd.

    Well things might have changed since. I got a very early mobius.

    On another note, I just received a helical from ATAS as a sample to test on my bixler....
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    Sticky: I am so looking forward to seeing a Drak join the...

    I am so looking forward to seeing a Drak join the fray!
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    Yup! Am happy you got what you wanted. Forgive...

    Yup! Am happy you got what you wanted. Forgive me, I wasn't intending to discourage you or anything.
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    Hmm, its funny tho, I have flown over 30km...

    Hmm, its funny tho,

    I have flown over 30km distance out with low power on the Alu box(Diamond SRH77, not even a moxon) with also a homebrew dipole on the plane, but RSSI 60% is quite dangerous I...
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    Yes, I showed exactly that in this video: ...

    Yes, I showed exactly that in this video:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0lDsOvfNlww" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    You may use aluminium...
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    Looking good Golluk!

    Looking good Golluk!
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    Which UHF may I ask?

    Which UHF may I ask?
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    Sticky: Hi Joe, Just thought I share some mods to the...

    Hi Joe,

    Just thought I share some mods to the servos. On the metal gears, we used graphite powder as lubricant. Same stuff watchmakers use to lubricate movements. And it pretty much wont have any...
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    Sticky: Thanks Tim!

    Thanks Tim!
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    Sticky: Hi, Thanks AtariJoe for the detailed analysis....

    Hi,

    Thanks AtariJoe for the detailed analysis. The x5 was kept on average 50% throttle most of the way. You can see that consumes about 20A. I do not know how much MFD's STB mode compensates, but...
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    Sticky: I make only available the shortened version. ...

    I make only available the shortened version.


    https://youtu.be/ViR0ahebiAA

    MFD has a strange behavior at the end of the climb. It wouldn't let me climb further, or the altitude did not display...
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    Sticky: Yes, NCRs are notoriously saggy. Knowing their...

    Yes, NCRs are notoriously saggy. Knowing their sag and getting used to their sag helps a lot. For 1, I wouldn't pull 12A from a normal 'D' pack like a 6800 (3800x2). 2 tricks here

    1. Get the 'BD'...
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    Sticky: Ok, I have sent Atari Joe the full video and...

    Ok,

    I have sent Atari Joe the full video and see what he makes of it. We actually made a previous climb to 7000m without any issues too, which was why we decided to try for 10,000m. Unfortunately,...
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    Sticky: X5 climb record

    I am a little amazed myself, so I understand if some of us here are spooked and in half-disbelief. I will try to explain to the best of my ability.

    1. Video/Control
    Its a 2.4G Frsky module for...
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