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    Sticky: I don't

    I don't
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    I am more afraid of props than he is!

    I am more afraid of props than he is!
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    With 1.3GHz and omni's you can go miles depending...

    With 1.3GHz and omni's you can go miles depending on installation and the power output. 400mW Clover to SPW will do 5 miles according to the calculator and with 800mW and a pepperbox do 30mi. You...
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    The increase in speed comes from reduced drag. ...

    The increase in speed comes from reduced drag. THe lowest drag on quads is typically in the level position and increases with angle. If you know the angle that your quad flies at optimizing drag at...
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    I haven't used that one. I use decoders from...

    I haven't used that one. I use decoders from roberto here on FPV lab and my RVOSD. I have a different one from rmilec (same company as shown in link) and it tested fine but I haven't flown it yet.
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    One of the things people miss is that when you...

    One of the things people miss is that when you connect a decoder the other 3 (or 7) ports on the RX are still available for connections. This makes it TRIVIAL to mount the RX in the wing because the...
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    Proto: Pepper box on the assumptions page is...

    Proto:

    Pepper box on the assumptions page is listed at 11dB, I think this should be 14dB.
  8. Thread: The Techpod!!!

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    Sticky: That's what I do scotttu, more or less but when I...

    That's what I do scotttu, more or less but when I take that antenna and test it at 40 or 50 mph holding my hand out my car window I find my dipole turns into a V. I've gone much farther than dual...
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    Sticky: I should come by some time and show you a bunch...

    I should come by some time and show you a bunch of gear. Dipoles are more like 320mm long. I have a custom dipole that might work pretty well though.
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    Sticky: Wayne: I use the simple dipoles from RMRC: ...

    Wayne: I use the simple dipoles from RMRC:

    http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11_45_46_50&products_id=1269

    basically they come in raw form and you make...
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    Sticky: Would be nice if those winglets were around...

    Would be nice if those winglets were around 160mm tall (UHF antennas) and removable. Even just leaving channels to get a dipole in the tip without having to modify and dig foam away would be nice.
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    Sticky: Learn your glide ratio very well. I make my turn...

    Learn your glide ratio very well. I make my turn at 11V (on 3s) and with 0 throttle glide all the way home. You need to really trust you gear to do this because there is little margin...but that is...
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    Sticky: The way I think about efficiency is...

    The way I think about efficiency is Watt-hours/kilometer. For a 4s battery like you fly, 2200mAh (2.2Ah) represents 14.8*2.2 or 32.5Wh. If you fly 9.5 miles (about 15km) total that makes about...
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    I also fly at Meadowbrook and have never been...

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    Sticky: Chimera better than techpod in efficiency? ...

    Chimera better than techpod in efficiency? Something is wrong somewhere, you should get 1.5 to 2x the km/Whr.
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    \warning : this might have no bearing on small engines and could be a complete waste of your time:


    HockeyStud: If I know you this is an endurance thing. Not sure if it is 2 stroke or 4 but I...
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    Anybody in the Seattle area want to buy an ammo...

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    Glad to year from you. I've been wondering what...

    Glad to year from you. I've been wondering what is up with you...I've had a bit of a break myself...
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    I programmed it on my Aurora9 and it was pretty...

    I programmed it on my Aurora9 and it was pretty easy in conjunction with ezuhf.

    The trick that made things work pretty nicely for me was to get up high, go full flaps and trim roll and then set...
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    Don't know how I missed this! My nike is a...

    Don't know how I missed this! My nike is a warmliner though I have it rigged for efficiency more than hotliner antics. It happily goes 170kph in a dive...I'm propped such that throttle acts as...
  21. Do you really need a huge charger? For me when I...

    Do you really need a huge charger? For me when I fly alot I end up parallel charging most of my batteries in one shot with 6 batteries on the charger. Even though I'm limited to 10A it really...
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    On the weekends there are random people flying...

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    The calculator is actually pretty accurate, and...

    The calculator is actually pretty accurate, and possibly conservative. The key point is that in order for you to get the range a whole bunch of things need to be true, things like your components...
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    That article is crazy. Flying at 200 ft, hover...

    That article is crazy. Flying at 200 ft, hover over people's houses, looking under decks from full scale helicopters!
  25. Revoman: All whips are NOT the same. For 2G4...

    Revoman: All whips are NOT the same. For 2G4 the lawmate whips are nice. Not a huge difference but they were very consistently tuned with low vswr and all came in the 2G45 range, while other whips...
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