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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:32 
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I had a look a the footage last night and I had just managed to swing my mini quad round to catch the last little piece of it fluttering down like sad confetti. Harrowing.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Managed to snap this nice shot of our kid's little Spitfire, though:

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Great picture, Mark

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


I spent most of the weekend turning the dumping ground of a garage into a compact combined workshop/plane room/gym/bar. Spent almost nothing on this so far. After the many tip runs were done I threw a load of old emulsion onto the walls. Then for the workbench I've used a fire door and a piece of kitchen worktop that we had lying around. I did buy a light fitting and some LED bulbs from Screwfix, though. And also some long shelf brackets that are going to make plane holders on the walls. And some shorter ones that I'm going to use to make shelves out of all the old skateboard decks that I've been hoarding for no reason whatsoever. I also need to pick up one of those draughtsman's chairs in case I want to sit down and work on stuff and then a dartboard that I can hang on the back of the garage door.

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That looks awesome! My garage is going to be something similar once I get a shed to store the gardening tools but yeah, awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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That looks good Mark. It's actually quite inspiring as I need to do something with my garage. As soon as the missus does something about the LITERAL heap of baby toys and car seats that are taking up a large portion of the current space of course


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Yep, that's what I had to deal with, it was amazing though to see how much crap we'd accumulated when it was all laid out on the driveway. Still got a small mound that needs to go to a charity shop and then tackle the loft.


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That looks good Mark. It's actually quite inspiring as I need to do something with my garage. As soon as the missus does something about the LITERAL heap of baby toys and car seats that are taking up a large portion of the current space of course

Exactly this, oddly.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Spitfire pic reminds me of 'faked UFO' pics from Usbourne books. Brilliant capture that with the light.

Such a shame you didn't catch the Vampire folding up. Had a look last night for a suitable airframe to put the guts into. There's another Vampire of course (although can't find the airframe on it's own) and also this!

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 17785.html

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Honestly that looks like it'll fly like crap. Also not sure that many people would be too stoked to see something that looks like a military drone pottering round.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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I'll put smiley face stickers on it.

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And your phone number.


It's supposed to be a horrible build too. I'll keep looking for another Vampire I think, but keep your eyes out for a suitable host frame too plz.

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There's a cheap hawk kit on Hobbyking too, but not read up on how they fly yet. I'll do that now that I'm in work.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Hmm, sounds good from what I've just read. UK stock too.

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/bae-hawk-re ... e-epo.html

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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In the meantime I'm going to get the Skyraider going again. I think I borrowed some Y leads from it to get my Mini Skyhunter built.

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Can you get one of these? Potential for upsetting even more people but you could build a real working pulse jet!


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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I'd love to mess with a pulse jet but it's hard to put into words how loud even a small one is.

In other news I beat my personal FPV speed record when we were out yesterday morning (bit of a cheaty dive though to scrape it past 100mph):

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Motor seemed to be well within limits, though. So next time out I'll try a prop with more pitch and see if it can go faster still before anything melts.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Cor. Was that with your printed one?

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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No, I doubt that'll even go half that speed. It was one of these:

http://flyingwings.co.uk/fpv-uav/fpv-wi ... -wing.html


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Cor, that looks like a nimble little thing. Is it hard to fly?

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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If you can fly already then it's very straightforward but it's definitely not something that would work for learning. It just goes exactly where you point it and it's really responsive. Planes that are good for learning tend to fly a fair bit slower and have a tendency to naturally just fly themselves and self-correct.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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So you're saying "crash a few cheap ones first"?


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Not really, a wing like that, minus all the camera kit, can be about as cheap as it gets. It's more case of just starting with something that'll give you a fighting chance. The best thing to do though is get a sim and after a dozen hours on there you won't necessarily need to crash much at all but even then you would be better off starting with a trainer type plane.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Can you recommend a sim?


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DavPaz wrote:
Can you recommend a sim?

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


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Torn between getting one of those new wings or a Hawk kit for my EDF guts now.

Swaying more towards the 70mm Hawk for now then a wing for when my Mini Skyhunter becomes unrepairable and I can use all the GPS gubbins from it. Both just a touch over £50.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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DavPaz wrote:
Can you recommend a sim?
Something like this would do:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plane-Master-U ... B0030Z9X3M

You can get more advanced, accurate and expensive sims but all beginners usually crash for the same reasons. Mostly they don't give the right inputs once the plane is flying towards them or else they let it get too far way (that can happen really quickly). If you get this and practice until you're not thinking about which way to move the sticks whatever the orientation of the plane then you've got a massive headstart.


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Torn between getting one of those new wings or a Hawk kit for my EDF guts now.

Swaying more towards the 70mm Hawk for now then a wing for when my Mini Skyhunter becomes unrepairable and I can use all the GPS gubbins from it. Both just a touch over £50.

Does that Hawk hand launch ok? I'm guessing it will.

If you bought the wing then you'd probably also need a new motor, ESC and some metal geared servos. Not loads of cash but it adds up.


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Yeah, from what I've read it sounds like it does.

I know they'll all pay for themselves in the end but that hawk is almost like it's paying me to get it. It's cheaper than the replacement Vampire Airframe.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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The wing is probably more versatile though, fly on windier days and suchlike. Will your Vampire definitely not mend?


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