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  1. I was running 600mW IRC 5.8GHz VTX w/ a 700TVL...

    I was running 600mW IRC 5.8GHz VTX w/ a 700TVL ReadyMade RC cam on a HPI Savage Flux for a while. Had the camera mounted on a servo mixed with the rudder channel on my TX (Spektrum DX8) to look left...
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    1.2Ghz vs 5.8GHz video quality

    Cheers. I figure enough people are using it so it can't be completely terrible. I'll pick some gear up to test with my next RMRC order.

    This video was the tipping point for me with regards to LOS...
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    TBS Discovery! Going to butcher my F550 and mount...

    TBS Discovery! Going to butcher my F550 and mount everything up to the discovery, can't wait...
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    1.2Ghz vs 5.8GHz video quality

    Guys - I've been running 5.8Ghz video for some time with a RMRC 700TVL camera and have been happy with the image quality. Lately I've been getting annoyed that I can't fly behind anything without...
  5. Thread: Melbourne, AUS

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    Hey man... Been spending a lot of time at MRCHC...

    Hey man... Been spending a lot of time at MRCHC over the past few weeks. Now that I can give the Protos a bit of a hiding I finally got around to getting wings so I can use the flight line there. I...
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    Some footage from Policeman Paddocks in...

    Some footage from Policeman Paddocks in Melbourne, Aus over the weekend...


    http://vimeo.com/49526449

    Taken with my FJI F550.
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    Yesterday at PP... https://vimeo.com/49526449

    Yesterday at PP...


    https://vimeo.com/49526449
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    Nah... Neither of them were hurt at all. A guy...

    Nah... Neither of them were hurt at all.

    A guy was walking them off their lead and they took off and started running under the aircraft. I spent about 5 minutes trying to shake them but they were...
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    I wish... Was there yesterday morning but have to...

    I wish... Was there yesterday morning but have to drop $partner at a thing at Box Hill ~ 10:30. I might swing past around 11:30 and try to get a couple in.
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    FPV Landing... On a dog.

    https://secure.vimeo.com/49500409

    Running low on battery and two interested dogs decided my F550 might have made a tasty snack. No hungry dogs were hurt in the production of this video :p
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    @ Fpvflyer - Nicely done. Did you get it back in...

    @ Fpvflyer - Nicely done. Did you get it back in one piece after the crash? I picked up a GoPro today, will bolt it up for the weekend.

    Going to try and head to PP probably Saturday morning if the...
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    Perfect day... I see some flying my immediate...

    Perfect day... I see some flying my immediate future ;)
  13. Thread: Melbourne, AUS

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    +1 FatShark. Get the Dominator's with whatever...

    +1 FatShark. Get the Dominator's with whatever receiver module you're planning to use if you're using 2.4 or 5.8 VTX. That way you can either run them from a groundstation for longer-range flights or...
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    I'll have a 4 channel 12v running off the car...

    I'll have a 4 channel 12v running off the car battery anyway... more than welcome to use that :)
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    Nicely, have you tried to lift the camera at all...

    Nicely, have you tried to lift the camera at all yet to see how it flies? How much does it weigh?

    It's looking like Saturday is shaping up to be reasonable and I'll be down at PP. Drop a note here...
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    Also, have you had a chance to try out the EzUHF?...

    Also, have you had a chance to try out the EzUHF? Its a great system, I've been really happy with it. Make sure you check firmware revisions on both the tx and rx. They should come with the latest...
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    Yeah, there's a couple of issues... the wind was...

    Yeah, there's a couple of issues... the wind was ~ 35-40km/h and my batteries are grossly under specification. I was running 8" props with 3S and getting crap flight times so just put the 10" ones on...
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    Quick video from this morning... ...

    Quick video from this morning...


    https://vimeo.com/48278183

    So, I've done some experimentation and it turns out the 20/30C batteries I'm using on the F550 are GROSSLY underpowered and...
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    @ Jason - Haven't heard of um, certainly pretty...

    @ Jason - Haven't heard of um, certainly pretty cheap though. I'd troll around the forums and get some experience reports from people before picking one up but they look pretty full featured. AFAIK...
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    Not sure what planet you guys are on but it's...

    Not sure what planet you guys are on but it's 30km/h constant 35km/h gust currently at Melbourne airport :p

    I was going to write one myself but stumbled across THIS which is awesomely useful for...
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    @ FpvFlyer - That flight looks sketchy as f!ck,...

    @ FpvFlyer - That flight looks sketchy as f!ck, man! ;) Throw some pics up of the octo when you've got it cracking. The Naxa + GPS combo will do position hold and a bunch of other cool stuff but it...
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    Glad we gave today a miss, weather was absolutely...

    Glad we gave today a miss, weather was absolutely garbage. Looks like tomorrow is going to be pretty spot on to hopefully see some of you guys down there...

    Min 7, Max 15. Partly cloudy. Isolated...
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    Saturday is actually better for me as well but...

    Saturday is actually better for me as well but the weather is going to be garbage....
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    @elvenpure - I do have a spare RMRC 540 TVL PAL...

    @elvenpure - I do have a spare RMRC 540 TVL PAL camera but no spare TX. You're welcome to use my ground station to receive if you can get something together for the air. With regards to your...
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    Great success, pics?

    Great success, pics?
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