My FPV attempt

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Re: My FPV attempt

Postby Fury » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:38 am

Yeah me too. JazMedia googles. 9volts apparently.
Not to worry, got them on eBay for $50.
So not that bad of a loss.
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Re: My FPV attempt

Postby Fury » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:09 pm

Yeah, so I learnt another valuable lesson yesterday.
BEWARE OF THE PROPELLOR

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Re: My FPV attempt

Postby Sid Sideslip » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:17 pm

Bad cut? Hope you are OK.

I always take the prop off when doing any work on my axn. Plus I have a safety switch on the Tx, so the throttle won't work on power-up until I say so. Getting older and being absent minded worries me with this stuff.

Electric planes are far more dangerous that glow engines when it comes to props, because if you are not careful at all times when the battery is connected they can really bite you. There have been several very nasty accidents at my club, one older guy nearly died from shock, another lost lots of fingers, another came close to being disembowelled. Remember, some of these planes have motors more powerful than large circular saws.
What goes up...better bloody stay up (until I say otherwise).
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Re: My FPV attempt

Postby Fury » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:25 pm

Damn. Image shack won't let me host the picture of my shreaded leg.

Not that bad. Looks worse then it is.
A few cool scars perhaps.
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Re: My FPV attempt

Postby Jolly-Swagman » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:43 am

Fury wrote:Damn. Image shack won't let me host the picture of my shreaded leg.

Not that bad. Looks worse then it is.
A few cool scars perhaps.

Hope it heals up nicely for you Bro, yes the props or Rotor blades can do some serious damage if ones not careful,
I had the 450 rotor, strike me of back of hand, after I accidentally turned off TX, failsafe was set to 20% on throttle, which I didnt even know, bruised up hand was sore for a week.
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Re: My FPV attempt

Postby Keith » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:26 pm

Probably all have close shaves we remember... Only a few weeks ago I was in the driveway just testing a quadcopter to see if it could lift off... Went back in the garage to adjust something carrying the quad in one hand and Tx in other... Had to reach for something near the door so cradled the Tx in my arm holding the quad... Tx pressed against my chest, pushed throttle stick up and I had four props spinning inches from my face... Managed to push throttle back before it had enough revs for me to hold away from my pretty face which would not have been pretty a few seconds later... Will never carry a live model again...
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Re: My FPV attempt

Postby Fury » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:05 am

Ok so yesterday I tried something silly for a change.
I bundled the fy21ap and OSD etc into my Hobbyking
Fox glider V2. CG was off a bit I think as after I got enough
High to do serious damage it plunged into the ground
Nose first. Plane dead along with to lipo's.

NO injuries to me this time.
Hobbyking Fpv-Uav arrived.
So going to give this fiberglass thing a whirl.
Might take me a while to put it together.

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Re: My FPV attempt

Postby Keith » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:42 am

What do you think of the Fy21ap Fury... I've seen it $115, is that a good price for it.?
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Re: My FPV attempt

Postby Fury » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:14 am

Yeah I like it.
I got it with the OSD 117 and it was $295.
So a great price @ $115

I haven't been able to test the auto pilot as yet,
but the stabilization does wonders for flying in
the winds of late.
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Re: My FPV attempt

Postby rogueqd » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:59 pm

Keith wrote:What do you think of the Fy21ap Fury... I've seen it $115, is that a good price for it.?
Where? Link please?
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