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Member postings for Andy Harris

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Thread: Winter Sports, Indoor Flying, including Pole Dancing and Limbo
28/12/2013 11:12:15

Still trying to document the illicit indoor combat scene. Here's some winter sports I've captured in the meantime:

Thread: video geeks required
24/11/2013 19:33:12


I use HD Fury with my Barco 909, Extra Double Awesome.

Over the years I've been rather keen on home cinema.


Thread: S800 EVO Crash -- Mea Culpa
24/11/2013 13:52:50

This is a rather expensive DJI S800 EVO, so in general I'm very careful with it. Here are the results of focusing on one aspect and forgetting what seems like a simple thing.

Whilst going back and forth from my bench working on the gimbal, I was lowering the aerial each time to avoid damage from going through doorways.

The gimbal has been a piggy to set up! On this flight I forgot to raise the aerial (which contains the GPS and compass). Within seconds I knew something was wrong, and seconds later a fairly hefty repair bill.

It seemed as if all the corrections I put in resulted in movement 90 degrees from what I expected.

I've made myself a pre-flight checklist to the laminated and kept in the flightcase!


Edited By Andy Harris on 24/11/2013 14:40:38

Thread: Trailer: Foamageddon - Combat
30/10/2013 20:01:14

Now I heard from a bloke, who knew another bloke you said you can get the kit from RobotBirds ..

However, I've seen evidence of the scratch built versions, and certain modifications, these involve 0.5 x 2mm CF on the leading edge, pinning the motor to the mount and using UHU POR on all the leads to protect them from impact.

A researcher has told me of a 30% larger curve wing version with an over-clocked motor.

I'll try to sneak a camera or two into a session that rumour has it will be in December

27/10/2013 22:20:04

This year we thought we'd tackle elicit indoor combat.

Here's the trailer:

Got the embed right this time

Edited By Andy Harris on 27/10/2013 22:21:51

Thread: Spektrum Channel Shift (Two RX on the same TX)
01/10/2013 16:12:55

I'd like to have two RX's bound to a single TX.

All the flight controls would be normal, in the first 10 channels.

I'd like to use a second RX for camera/servo control.

Is there any way of shifting the starting channel of either a Spektrum RX or a third party version (for example Lemon RX's for futaba can do this).

For my application I can't get cables from a 12-14 channel RX to the camera and the camera can continously rotate. Therefore than system is independant with its own batteries and RX etc.

Any ideas please ?



Thread: DX18 Programming for the Durafly Cessna 310 twin - split motors.
23/06/2013 21:02:27

Here's a video I made this weekend because its just too wet and windy to go flying.

I took the incredibly cheap Durafly Cessna 310 twin, split the motor controls and then set about programming into a Spektrum DX18 with a pile of features.

Hope someone finds it useful!

Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 23/06/2013 22:45:49

Thread: Long Marston 2013
15/05/2013 16:33:15

Tony and his team did a great job of keeping the show going. I grabbed some video of the model boats during the flying suspensions as the squalls were going through.
No shots of Panics flying - because I was busy flying with the team
Thread: Foamaggedon 3 - The Calm and Carnage Edition
23/11/2012 20:41:47

Thanks Gents.

The flying footage was taken from one of these:

Which I've been campaigning for 3 years now, which, with the way my colleagues fly is something of a miracle.

If RCME ever do an indoor event -- I'd love to video it.

22/11/2012 21:14:45

I've had a few goes at capturing indoor flying. I made a new bit of kit that helps me track the models up and down the hall. Hope you like it:


Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 23/11/2012 05:28:55

Thread: Beale Park Float Plane Fly-In
01/10/2012 18:11:41

Here's a quick video of the action for Reading MAC's float plane fly-in. People came from all over the place, there were around 20 pilots with a wide variety of models - quite a bit of scale.

The valley meant that the wind wasn't quite as bad as forecast but we got some fair hefty gusts across the lake.




Edited By Steve Hargreaves - Moderator on 01/10/2012 20:07:16

Thread: Flying Motor Bike
04/04/2012 21:00:52

Nice !!

How much to invest?

Thread: Pete, our oldest member gets a flight in.
02/04/2012 21:22:22

Thanks @BEB - I did follow the embedding tutorial. My theory is that I have the larger size set by default on my channel. I may test this next time I'm posting.

@posters -- thanks for the comments, I forgot to mention that for many weeks now Pete has got himself to the field only to find that the IC engine doesn't quite have the power. He seems to have cracked the problem because the flight I videoed was good, and he was up again Sunday and had a full 20 mins (dead stick again - flew till fuel out).

I'll have to find out more about Pete, I noticed that he has some very old Rover badges on his coat so he may have been a member of our club since the Rover Sports and Social days.

31/03/2012 22:02:21

Here's a different video from my usual fare. Between flights I captured Pete getting ready for his flight - as he does so virtually every weekend:



Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 01/04/2012 00:31:03

Thread: Superb scale aircraft with in flight video using FPV chase plane
31/03/2012 21:39:39

That is really good chase plane work.

I've had many goes at this and not got it as good - something to aspire to!

Thread: Indoor Flying with onboard cameras this time
29/03/2012 22:25:20

This session was a bit more relaxed time-wise but just as active in the air. I've now sorted decent settings on a HD Hero2 which was mounted inside a Foamy Freebee nicknamed the Dinglebus because not much will knock from the air.

Of course there may be elements of prop-hanging and even tight circuits around a bit of prop-hanging.
Thread: One hour of anarchic indoor flying
05/03/2012 10:00:29

Hmm, youtube has changed the embed code ... couldn't find the old option.

05/03/2012 09:58:39 to fly for all the hour with no more than 30 secs to change panes or batteries.

The better half had a simple video camera and I editted the results:

Edited By Andy Harris on 05/03/2012 09:59:52

Edited By Andy Harris on 05/03/2012 10:04:06

Thread: Video from the Field Today
14/11/2011 17:12:02
It wasn't very stressful, Adam builds helis with real diligence and is very safety aware.
There was something special about the 3 axis gyro and receiver set-up that he mentioned, he said it was very locked in and stable. I'd like to get an informal 'interview' because I reckon it'll be interesting for Heli pilots to see the set-up.
13/11/2011 18:39:01
Thanks for the replies chaps.
For the HD stuff I'm using a combination of two cameras.
The on-board camera is a stock Contour HD1080P but set for 720p/60 frames per second.
The 'ground' camera is more interesting in that it is a Panasonic GH2, however a Russian chap has managed to hack into the firmware and create a modified version that ups both the frame rate and the data rate. Mine is running at 42Mb/s.
The other mod is that I use lovely old Canon FD lenses that I buy from ebay for next to nothing.
Then I use Final Cut 'X' to pull the two video sources together, this one took about 4 hours mainly because I was using a lot of colour analysis.
Just like model flying I still have a lot to learn, to get decent footage from a camera means being able to get the right place then flying gently. For Adam it was the first time we'd strapped a camera to his heli. He is an awesome pilot and gave the thing a serious thrashing.
When I asked if he could come close in to the camera position, it was a case of inverted 30cm of the ground and about 2m in front of us -- that'll do then!
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