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Once you've got an ugly-copter or whatever it happens to be called, (thats not important providing it flies well) Whats a ball park figure that one needs to outlay, to get great footage like this from the air?I used to fly aerobatic kites (decades ago) with a third-string to operate an on-board camera.

Results like this would have been unheard of then, but i'm led to believe that they've even improved on the crystal set in recent years.

It's not cheap but it is cheap to run. (as long as you don't crash too much ...)

 

For the copter I'd just get a package deal, something like this

 

You need radio gear to control is

 

FPV gear

 

And a GoPro camera

 

The Mongrel's Shop

 

So yeah it adds up pretty quickly but if you shop around you can do a bit better. The guy in the links above is the one I use here in Australia.

 

 

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It's not cheap but it is cheap to run. (as long as you don't crash too much ...)For the copter I'd just get a package deal, something like this

 

You need radio gear to control is

 

FPV gear

 

And a GoPro camera

 

The Mongrel's Shop

 

So yeah it adds up pretty quickly but if you shop around you can do a bit better. The guy in the links above is the one I use here in Australia.

Thanks for the prompt reply, may not be cheap, but looks like something i'd like to get into.

 

Heading off to the girlfriends for a few distractions over the weekend, so will check it all out properly when I get back.002_wave.gif.62d5c7a07e46b2ae47f4cd2e61a0c301.gif

 

Many Thanks,

 

Planey

 

 

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You might not think it's overly exciting,but I thought it was great.

 

I have flown quite a few R/C models over the years, though not recently,

 

Are they really difficult to fly?

 

 

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While we're on the subject of fpv, here's a video from a mate that was taken early this week. Human error, forgot to put antenna on and I think he had the return to home mis configured.. It certainly didn't function correctly. Quiet an expensive day out.

 

 

 

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This thread has been a bit quiet lately.

 

Here is my latest, a Hangar 9 Christen Eagle II. It's 1/4 scale with a wingspan of about 1400mm. The model was my birthday present late last year & then Santa brought me an OS GT 22cc petrol motor for Xmas. It went together pretty well as Hangar 9 stuff usually does. It would have been done in no time if I had not had to wait 2 months to get servos from Xtreme Hobbies in Brisbane - They might be cheap but their service sucks!

 

This is my first biplane since 1990. It is fun to fly but has reminded me why we don't always fly short coupled bipes. It does look cool in the air with this great colour scheme.

 

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That looks real pretty in the air Mick.

 

I know what you mean about Xtreme Hobbies, most people i've met are of the same opinion. I gave after 6 months for some parts I needed and wound up getting them from China in less than 10 days.

 

 

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Hi Guys

 

My 96" (scale 1:4.5) HD Spitfire MkVb finished in 402 sqd markings

 

Power by 3W 55cc with retracts flaps panel lines and thousands of rivets

 

F/G fuselage, foam core wing........MTOW 20 kgs

 

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Hi Alan,

 

Great shots of the Spit!

 

So is recreational flying the change of direction mentioned in the Tempest add on RC Trader? Have you had any interest in the Tempest? I would love to take on the Tempest as it is my favourite fighter, but my $$$ are all committed to getting my Boomerang finished.

 

We have chatted on RCU were I go by "Boltman". If you look back a couple of pages on this thread you will see my latest Thunderbolt.

 

Good to see another warbird fan in this section of the forum.

 

Mick

 

 

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Gday Mick.........long time no "type" !

 

yep that is my Tempest for sale and I have my 100"Mustang on RCgtrader as well......... and yes now all my time and $$$ goes into Jab and Foxbat flying.

 

Here's a pic of my P51 ............3W80 for motivation 100"span Custom retracts seqeencing gear doors, rivets, panel lines etc etc

 

cheers

 

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Hi Alan, I did see the Stang on RCT as well & actually tried to talk a mate into buying it as he recently lost a Top Flite 51. I think if we were close enough for him to drop by & see it he would be hooked. That's the hassle of living in central Queensland, we see lots of neat stuff on RCT but it is always too far to go to get it & most models are too hard to ship.

 

Cheers!

 

 

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G'day Mick..........funny you say that as I often see the opposite.....lots of models I would like to buy seem to be FNQ

 

The Big Stang is a great flyer.........with a brand new 3W80 it really hauls ar$e.

 

I have a guy interested in the Mustang but only if I'll sell my Spitfire as well..............torn between loves...........$$$ for flying or the Spitfire (which I rarely fly anymore)

 

 

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As an old model builder I can relate to your aprehension.

 

Not always easy to make a decision, but if you do sell it, only look forward to future interests and try not to look back.

 

A bit like getting a new woman in your life I suppose:bash:

 

 

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I have a guy interested in the Mustang but only if I'll sell my Spitfire as well..............torn between loves...........$$$ for flying or the Spitfire (which I rarely fly anymore)

Sell the Stang & Spit, keep the Tempest. That's easy for me to say with Tempest as my favourite.

 

I am lucky with my wife loving full size flying so I don't have to choose one or the other. The full size is a "we" thing and the modelling is my thing. Full size flying does mean I don't spend as much time model flying but sometimes we have to make sacrifices. 009_happy.gif.56d1e13d4ca35a447ad034f1ecf7aa58.gif

 

 

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G'day Mick

 

I have very long leash '.........as such 'er in doors lets me do pretty much what I want:thumb up: well mostly anyway.024_cool.gif.7a88a3168ebd868f5549631161e2b369.gif........I just don't get the time to fly models......when the WX is good I tend to go fly real stuff (Moorabbin is 3 mins drive from me) and now looking at doing my PPL it's time to stop spending on models and focus on another avenue to haemorrhage $$$. The bride does not like flying in "little toys" as she calls the Jab........but has been up gliding with me and certainly no interest in models so it works pretty well

 

 

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I haven't flown RC seriously for a long time now...here's an Ugly Stik I built in about 2003. Found plans on the interwebz and modified them in CAD, before building it. Only a baby - 54" span, weighs in at 2.1kg with a .46 up front.

 

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This thread has been a bit quiet so I thought I would put this up.

 

4.6 metre wingspan Decathlon. Not mine, but I did get to have a fly of it a couple of weeks ago.

 

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A couple of weeks ago I took a short drive ( 20 hours each way ) from Gladstone Qld to Cootamundra NSW for the "Invitational Scale Classic Downunder" scale competition. I flew my P-47 Thunderbolt "Rough & Ready" in the flying only category and was fortunate to also fly a twin to "R&R' in the form of "Slick Chick" in the Team category. Slick Chick is the latest model out of the molds by a friend of mine and has been "scaled out" a bit more than previous models. As the two models are of squadron mates I reckon they look pretty cool together........

 

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Yeah they do fly them still. Recently went to a day at a place called Obadiah where there was a number of control line models being flown and I found them entertaining.

 

 

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There's a guy who regularly flies one in a paddock opposite the old Hawker De Havilland complex at Bankstown Airport.

 

He looks a bit like a spinning version of this. I remember that feeling well!

 

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