Tagged: FPV Flying
- This topic has 17 replies, 7 voices, and was last updated April 30, 2021 at 10:45 pm by Kermit.
28 April 2021 at 16:30 #7937Hoppy
Turnout was good today and I think included Moose, Dave (watching), Ross, Scott, Kermit, Ian, Andrew, Gerald, Mike and myself making 10. Wind was perfect though not much thermals for the gliders today.
A month without flying and my FPV gear let me down. My mini mobius froze and my #32 cam went blank whilst in the air and Mike and I spent over an hour trying to find it, only to find it was inverted on the adjacent field to ours. The antennas were inverted at ground level and so the RSSI was not as helpful as if it was stuck up a tree! But at least the plane was recovered with minor damage. We finished up around 2:45pm due to the lost time searching for my downed Eagles. Kermit broke his Fox but air crash investigations suggests structural failure brought on by repeated eagle attacks.
Here is my Cloud AXN footage as no footage from my Eagles incident.
And Lepetit biplane:
And last vid from me is the TL2000. Canopy is getting a bit scuffed:
28 April 2021 at 19:24 #7938Predator
Yes, it certainly was another day out of the box. Mr Moose did not let us down with his long range weather predictions.
It’s a pity the maiden flight of his Cessna 180 didn’t go as well as the weather. The plane flew flawlessly but unfortunately, as I predicted, on the very first landing the front wheel assembly failed which in turn caused a prop strike on the ground & a broken blade.
Moose will reinforce the front wheel mounting & fit a new prop and she should then be fine to fly again. He may even get to fly it himself next flight as at least all the trims etc are now tested & the radio programming edited to suit.
I first tested the “Li’l Eagle” with its upgraded “Race” motor. No lacking power problems now !!.
Didn’t end up flying the BumbleBee as I still cant get the telemetry working correctly with the new iNav flight control board.
Also tested the Stearman biplane after its recent firewall/engine mount replacement. She flew beautifully but I need to balance the new prop & fit a better camera next flight.
I also had a nice long flight with my 2.3M Fox glider, wasn’t much thermal activity but she still stayed up for 30 minutes on 9 minutes of battery power so not too bad.
Not sure how the video came out as my RunCam 2 has been a bit flaky of late but I will see how it edits up.
Footnote: I think I’ve found the issue with the RunCam2 camera, I formatted the SD card as Fat32 instead of ExFat. Just changed it and it seems to have fixed all the instability issues but I doubt if there will be any footage from today’s flight.
28 April 2021 at 20:27 #7940Kermit
28 April 2021 at 21:24 #7941Fruitloop
Thinking for theme song for group
another one bites the dust
29 April 2021 at 01:45 #7944Kermit
EMMMMM …..IF A THEME SONG was incorporated into the flight line gang that would have to be ANOTHER BITES THE DUST by uncle g opps sorry I used him as the example which is quite unfair I would have deleted that remark but I don’t know how to use the delete button The fur coat did another outstanding job at predicting the weather thus saving himself from being the main coarse on the BBQ ….SAD to say FRED the brother of ralph the EAGLE removed my aircraft from his space by attacking it and depositing it to the earth watched by the flight line gang in horror some gave up and went home but three of us remained in defiance to him and had several more flights with only one more incident as FRED swooped and caught the black angel and took it to a near by tree with out destroying it strange but true WE had the pleasure of the company of BIG BAD DAVE watching us flying but not having a go himself as he was a tad nervous about FRED he has almost signed up to learn to fly with the famous TOP GUN FLIGHT SCHOOL as usual a discount is given to all gentlemen over the age of 90 if accompanied with a note from their mum looking forward to teaching this promising new boy. Our own Mr hoppy has returned from over seas to once again grace the sky with his fantastic flying kills opps that’s skills only to lose his putt putt for 3 hours they searched and only by Fred circling over the kill site did they find it Our resident Royalty RON was not in attendance today and was missed I think anyway SEA SIDE MITCH was also absent again I think he was missed to … Bad angel was in fine performance with some outstand crawling to the president today and his flying was to the same standard narh just kiddin I think he flew OUR president for life FLEW HIS PUTT PUTT with outlandish skill and superb judgement it was a true joy to watch this brilliant airman fly and for the flight line members to acknowledge that they were in the presence of a sky god OUR thanks must go to the flight line techno guru MR predator for the constant use of his skill for today he was needed badly ……… so ended another top day 2ic PRESIDENT KERMIT LA FROG ……………just sayin
29 April 2021 at 09:37 #7945Moose
Well done on the videos men.
As usual I enjoy watching them And if you look carefully you can see our head of Top Gun Flight School doing the walk of shame.
Regardless of his excuses I will be seeking another instructor
29 April 2021 at 13:00 #7948Kermit
MR MOOSES remark about my walk of shame is a wee bit unfair as Fred was the result of the demise of the fox “regardless ” of this minor embarrassment I see no reason for him to walk away from the ON field training TOP GUN is supplying at a mates rate $55.00 day plus on site costs landing tax / takin off tax climbing over the fence tax ( if applicable ) maintenance of the flying field tax GATE OPENING tax and the donation to the Save the GREE TREE FROG fund ALL necessary for the safe operation of on site flying at the field so do you MR MOOSE really want to walk away from this wonderful training ……….just sayin
29 April 2021 at 10:24 #7946Bad Angel
29 April 2021 at 11:50 #7947Predator
Looks like we missed lots of flying whilst exploring the hills looking for Hoppy’s downed plane.
Anyway all was good & we got fed & had a few flights upon our return.
29 April 2021 at 13:07 #7949Kermit
I don’t know whether to tell you predator but MR MOOSE saw HOPPY’S plane being attacked by fred and it’s final resting place but forgot to pass this info on ….just sayin
29 April 2021 at 14:39 #7950Fruitloop
Dear mr bad angle
i Noticed your film
You’ll be lucky to get any views with the mug in a blue flannel at start
and I may be late but my vote for best film goes to that bad angle fella
and my condolences to Ian and moose and hoppy as they say there still making kits
mis there a possibility of a Friday fly
or has no one rubbed moose for a prediction
29 April 2021 at 21:47 #7951Kermit
I bet if I rubbed Mr moose I would get a predicted result …. although my last offering hasn’t stirred the fur coat
30 April 2021 at 08:45 #7952Uncle G
This is what really happened to Black Angel, not an eagle in sight!
30 April 2021 at 10:56 #7955Kermit
OK OK well done Mr uncle G caught out with an excellent video an not a word said about it sooo sneaky their the best sort ay a fitting tribute to a fine aircraft
30 April 2021 at 13:10 #7957Kermit
arhhh now that’s cruel when I got her she was perfect its just she had so many eagle strikes that in the end she had to be retired to save her from total destruction an your film was so perfect for the farewell now she’s in peace resting in a tree heaven looking at our field an I’m sure on a quite day we will hear her prop whell ….just say’n
30 April 2021 at 22:45 #7961Kermit
SO TRUE PREDATOR SIR so many eagle attacks does take the gloss of a fine ship but with UNCLE G’s video she wont be forgotten
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