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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 23:17 
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Nothing so far, z. Have been busy with other things. I have a super awesome new chainsaw tho.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:21 
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Zardoz wrote:
These little bastards are the best toy ever.

They really are but definitely a lot more fun with some sort of track to race round.

Here's my edit quick edit from yesterday...


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 14:01 
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Why isn't this thread flooded with gushing nerds demanding to know how to get their sweaty little mitts on their own?

Baffling.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 14:11 
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Kids today, you can't tear them away from their screens. Not even to stand in a freezing cold field, looking at another screen.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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We should set up a camera pointed at us to get the full extent of 'the leans' and near falls as we're stood on the embankment laughing like freaks.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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What are these particular flying things you're using?

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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I'm not telling you. You'll just nod along and then buy a fucking chainsaw or some shit.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 14:29 
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Seriously they're just race quads. Not much point going into depth as it changes by the week so the stuff I put in these a few months ago is probably obsolete by now.

A good and popular RTF at the moment is a Shuriken 180. But you'll still need other stuff like a transmitter, video goggles/screen and charger and batteries.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Zardoz wrote:
We should set up a camera pointed at us to get the full extent of 'the leans' and near falls as we're stood on the embankment laughing like freaks.

Whenever I watch those videos back I find myself leaning forwards as though to try and speed up.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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If anyone saw us from the promenade they'd think we were off our faces.

Yeah, I still get my lean on when looking at the videos :DD

FASTER AND LOWER :metul:

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Properly nearly fell forwards down the sand bank yesterday.

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I'm watching Drone Racing League on Sky. It's really good!

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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I'd be interested to see it. So far most "serious" racing I've seen with them has ended up being a bit of a mess of difficulties with video feeds or a lot of races where every competitor crashes out until there's just one left doing slow laps. Do they show the live video or is it edited together from the on board HD recording cams?


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I'm watching Drone Racing League on Sky. It's really good!


Yes, it is!

It is mixture of FPS and third person. Looks amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Good fun racing this morning until Zardoz crashed into a mud hazard. Do they have mud hazards on the thing on Sky or is it not that advanced?


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Good fun racing this morning until Zardoz crashed into a mud hazard. Do they have mud hazards on the thing on Sky or is it not that advanced?


It had a ufo, a tractor beam and a ribcage.

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markg wrote:
Good fun racing this morning until Zardoz crashed into a mud hazard. Do they have mud hazards on the thing on Sky or is it not that advanced?

Looks like it's ok after a rise and blast dry. Popped that loose wire back into the VTX but I'll leave it until tomorrow before I fire it back up.

Been looking at those Hornet Wings. Look highly like a next purchase.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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I gave my son one of my RC cars recently, a 2wd Tamiya buggy and he absolutely loves it. I asked my daughter if she'd like to have a buggy too so they could play together and while she enjoyed it she wasn't that bothered until I said, "you can get all sorts of other cars, I could even make an Ice cream van".

She was very struck on this idea so I've got myself a bit of a project on now.

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She'd probably love one of those Hornet racing wings for Christmas.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Absolutely.

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And a Horizon A-10.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Yesterday morning's shenanigans. Nice flying and outstanding crashing from Zardoz:



These mini quads can really take a beating.


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I'm thinking about getting The Grimlet a quad for Christmas. Are there any reasonably-priced ones that are easy to fly (for a nine year-old) and virtually indestructible?

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There's loads. Is it for The Grimlet or "for The Grimlet"?


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A little from column A...

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Half price at Argos, there's this one:

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4086910

Which is made of foam and uses ducted fans but it has a built in battery so it's five minutes of fun then half an hour of waiting.

This is a smaller but better one, again it uses ducted fans:

https://www.modelsport.co.uk/blade-indu ... cts/394323

And you can buy extra batteries for a couple of quid each.

No cameras on either of those, though if that's what you're after.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Nice flying/filming there Mark.

Did quite a bit of walking yesterday. :D Glad everything was brought home in one piece.

...apart from my flying stool!!!

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markg wrote:
Half price at Argos, there's this one:

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4086910

Which is made of foam and uses ducted fans but it has a built in battery so it's five minutes of fun then half an hour of waiting.

That looks hardy as fuck, though. Ta!

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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It's perhaps hard to appreciate how insanely good this is unless you've tried to fly one of these things but fucking hell this kid can fly:



Young lad from the UK, I think he's only about 16 and this is a final of some race against the best in the world. You see his opponents for all of about two seconds at the start of the race :DD


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Bloody hell! That's insane.

Where/what the frig is that place?

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