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    Hello From Tennessee USA!

    I started building and flying RC Late October 2011 after deciding that RC cars are too expensive

    Starting out in the RC community in the late 90's my dad got me into rc cars and buggies. From there i took a break when i joined the Marine Corps to travel a little...

    Now I hand build all foamie Aircraft from dollar tree foam and enjoy every minute of it. My basic RC gear includes a variety of gear that i can find as cheap as possible, from giveaways to sales iv managed to spend under $200 for all my RC gear so far. My FPV gear on the other hand is not as wallet friendly.

    My basic gear:
    FlySky CT6B (modified with dedicated CH5&6 switches, low battery alarm and LIPO)
    FlySky 9X (Modified with Smartie board w/ backlight, LIPO, FRSKY Telemetry Hack, and ER9X+FRSKY firmware)
    Pile-o-Recievers for FlySky systems (one stuck in a tree still)
    4x 1100kv Stick mount Hobbyking motors
    2x 20A HK ESC's
    2x 15A HK ESC's (blown up)
    12x EXI 9g servos
    Piles of batteries
    A few chargers
    And alot of foam and Glue.

    My FPV setup:
    Lawmate 1W 1.2ghz TX (working on getting legit with license)
    Lawmate Reciever with upgraded SAW filter
    Remzibi OSD
    RMRC 700TVL NTSC camera
    Homemade Line Filters
    Homemade Gyro stabilized mount (dont use yet)
    USB capture device
    Panasonic Toughbook for Recording and viewing


    Total flights:
    Non FPV
    Successful 45+
    Failure 12 (trees are hard... wind is strong... foam doesnt like bricks at 20mph+)

    FPV
    Successful 3 (5-8min LOS only)
    Failure 1 (wing split in half due to fractured spar)

    I currently have a few videos of my aircraft, no fpv videos yet... I do have some onboard though.








    Iv started a little Site as well
    Http://www.atomrc.webs.com

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    I Like Waffles... SENTRY's Avatar
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    Welcome to the Lab!!!!
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    Thanks, figured I would head this way since people actually communicate on here... RCG is a little slow...

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    Welcome! What part of TN are you in?
    vimeo.com/user7363437/videos

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    Im from "Atomic City"... Oak Ridge TN, right near Knoxville, hince the name "ATOM RC"
    Last edited by chanyote66; 17th February 2012 at 05:08 PM.

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    First SPW

    Just finished my first SPW. Let me know if there are any major flaws. Its for 2.4ghz and i measured it to the 64th of an inch... didnt have caliper so magnafine glass and laser etched 1/64" ruler had to do.
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    Center is about 1.5 mm apart
    Last edited by chanyote66; 20th February 2012 at 04:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SENTRY View Post
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    Finally got some video of my 8th FPV flight, More to come!


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    Heres my Collection of FPV for FEB 2012

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    Hey man I live in Knoxville. send me a PM and lets do some flying

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