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Ultimate R/C Aviation Thread?

so this forum needs another picture thread like I need another hole in my head, but I just can't resist. Slodave posted two on that "other" picture thread that really put a smile on my face. to me, there's nothing quite as therapeudic as going out to my favorite field on a nice sunny day with my favorite flyers.

I therefore have taken the liberty to hijack his pics and give him the privilege of having them posted here as the first entry. how ironic that they are my favorite R/C subjects


happiness is the perfect thermal on the perfect day



and something a little more exciting




thanks Slodave!

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You're welcome. Here's mine:


It's a Paragon 3M with telemetry and GPS. I can hook my receiver up to my laptop and get a digital display, similar to an airplane. I also have a 900 MHz camera system.
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and a few of my own. our Fun Fly from last year...







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dang, Dave! you're quick. keep 'em coming



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My display...
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It's a Paragon 3M with telemetry and GPS. I can hook my receiver up to my laptop and get a digital display, similar to an airplane. I also have a 900 MHz camera system.
wow! well, I have no telemetry as of yet, but my current project is a Trex 450SE with a color camera system. I have all of the hardware, but still need to do the electronic install. I'll keep you posted
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Funny that this thread just popped up, i recently got back into RC. Mine stay grounded though....
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My display...
now that is cool! how about some info. what's the product? how small is the TX? how much does it cost? I WANT, I WANT
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Funny that this thread just popped up, i recently got back into RC. Mine stay grounded though....
sorry sir, but that post is worthless without pics...
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now that is cool! how about some info. what's the product? how small is the TX? how much does it cost? I WANT, I WANT
I replaced the image. I don't what happened with the Slt on the first one, but it was not accurate. My record is 3537ft MSL (2478 ft from ground level).

Check out www.eagletreesystems.com. They make products for helicopters as well.

Here is the telemetry setup...


The red square up front, is the GPS receiver. It usually sits on top of the wing.
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great! yet more cool stuff to soak up my cash. however, I am intrigued. is there no end to this madness?
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No end! Your heli is more costly than my glider though. Balsa is cheap! There is carbon fiber/fiber glass integrated in my glider as well. I have been with ETS from the start and upgraded along the way. Good guys. The main tech guy is still there and great to work with!

Well, my telemetry and video systems are worth about $1000.-, so on major crash and I've lost a big investment!

I also have a fan boat in the garage rafters at my parents house. The was fun. Over sized engine - that thing hauled!

Two cars as well. A gas two speed, with 911 GT2 body and Ferrari body and an electric with two 911 GT2 bodies (one for driving, one for show).
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There is no such thing as an inexpensive hobby! I know none of mine are.
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true, true. I'll have more than one K wrapped up in my 450SE once she's done, and that doesn't include my DX7. my collection also includes, among other birds, a Graupner Discus 4meter, two more helis, a bunch of Tamiya F1 cars, and a host of other lesser R/C toys

I guess it's all a matter of priorities
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I started with cars, but when I started with my glider, the intention was to move up to gas planes. I have no interest anymore and enjoy the ability to stay up for 2+ hours at a time. I am limited by batteries and my neck. When I fly 2,000 ft above ground, I fly in actual airspace and have to watch out for small planes heading to the local airport.
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Not the best picture but...



Dave, you ever make it to the Basin?

I've been flying there a few years now...




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Mike, I don't fly there, due to the 400 ft ceiling, but I do go and watch every now and then. I also rollerblade and pass by Apollo field all the time. I wish they would open up the control line tarmac to cars. I never see anyone using it and it has great potential for R/C road cars!
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Funny, I see the CL guys there nearly every weekend I am... The 400ft ceiling never bothered me but I think I stay under it mostly. I know it is much more important to stay far away from the big ones out of Van Nuys.
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I have been out of it for a bit, but I can usually be found at Pierce College, above the football field weekend mornings. I belong to SFVSF (San Fernando Valley Silent Fliers f.1970). We welcome all electric aircraft. A number of the guys are switching over to 2.4. It's a challenging field for large gliders, but there are so few of us, that there usually is unlimited flight time. Not the 15 minute rule at Apollo.

Do you fly during the week at all? Give me a heads up and I'll stop by.

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Usually I'm out on Sunday mornings lately, there is an event this Sunday and I should be there for that.

I was actually on the board for a few years for the SFVF and hope to be again when my time allows. I haven't switched over to 2.4 ghz myself but I will eventually, right now 72Mhz works fine for me. I fly my electrics at the park near my house when I have time and I go out and have fun at the Basin on the weekends for a few hours in the morning.

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