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Josip Vrandecic -Mes24/01/2017 13:40:46
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Hi Dom .....OK..... not too expensive...wink 2.If I buy it, will neutralize an AS3X system ,and to fly with futaba set up, do not like a help by electronics.... too much..Cheers dear Dom.

Edited By Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 24/01/2017 13:42:28

Dom (Essential RC)25/01/2017 12:42:12
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No problems Jos. We'll be looking at the new H-King Voltigeur as well in next 2 weeks. Very similar size. Will be interesting comparison.

Next vid. Something different. This is my good friend Andy from my local club with a 'TRIXIE' built from an Adrian Britton plan, by is Father, many years ago from a plan. It has a lot of sentimental value so Andy restored it recently and installed modern receiver, servos and electric power to replace the original diesel engine. Genuine pleasure to film him flying it again for the first time.

Edited By Dom (Essential RC) on 25/01/2017 12:46:20

Josip Vrandecic -Mes25/01/2017 19:51:46
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Hi Dom &Andy , good times roll ..... heart beat faster....thumbs up

Dom (Essential RC)26/01/2017 07:48:10
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And that's what it's all about Jos buddy. So good we got some sunshine and blue skies last weekend. A guy could go mad after a long week at his desk without that! Cheers Dom laugh

Dom (Essential RC)26/01/2017 15:33:02
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Andy brought out another restored model at the weekend. This one is a Vic Smeede "POPSIE". Apparently a very popular free flight model during the 1950s. Built by Andy's Father, so again has a lot of sentimental value, and converted to 3 channel radio control with electric motor, elevator and rudder.

Dom (Essential RC)27/01/2017 19:54:06
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I've flown a few FPV quads but not an FPV plane...so thought I would try out the Reptile S800 FPV wing. Came with everything except the receiver and flight battery. Relatively simple to put together. Flew it FPV for the first time today. Never had so much fun. Vid below of my flying experience...

Dom (Essential RC)28/01/2017 15:16:40
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Continuing the FPV theme I put the NEW RunCam2 FPV Docking station on my 1.5m EDF HSD SuperViper and gave a couple of my local club mates an FPV ride while I flew it. Great views from this little cam and the signal and picture quality to the FPV goggles were excellent. Vid later today...

Dom (Essential RC)28/01/2017 15:21:40
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Showing the Runcam2 in its FPV docking station on the HSD SuperViper...

Josip Vrandecic -Mes28/01/2017 19:29:57
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Pictures are fabulous..... impatiently wait vid... thanks in advance wink 2

Dom (Essential RC)28/01/2017 21:01:14
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First of a few vids I'll do on this...here's me flying with John enjoying the flight from an FPV perspective.

Dom (Essential RC)29/01/2017 10:30:34
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My buddy Chris in the pilot seat this time. More aerobatic and pure full screen FPV after take off.

Cliff 195929/01/2017 11:17:49
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Dom, I think giving mates a 'ride' is great fun, I can see the value in that but I'm not sure how easy it would be to fly the plane using the goggles at that speed, when I fly using my sim you don't get that peripheral vision that is all important (I would have thought) which makes it hard to judge distances etc. Great videos though and great results, keep up the good work I really enjoyed watching.

Dom (Essential RC)29/01/2017 12:33:48
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Thanks Cliff. It wouldn't be easy to fly it FPV that's for sure. Tunnel vision effectively. Horizontal head tracking would make it a little easier. Maybe putting the cam on the side of the vertical stabiliser would help. I think I could take off and fly without problem as currently setup but landing gently on the wheels would be the biggest problem. Judging the final turn, the descent, balancing the throttle with the nose up and the descent? Very difficult. I'll probably be daft enough to try it sometime in the near future just to say I tried...but need to do it somewhere with a lot of space obviously. My local jet club has exactly that so we'll see...

Dom (Essential RC)04/02/2017 10:36:19
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I was privileged to be asked to attend and film DroneSoc at Imperial University. Some great speakers during the evening. Starting with Dr. Mirko Kovac, winner of the prestigious 2016 'Drones for Good' Competition in Dubai, presenting his research on bio-inspired drones and the technology-push on this front.

Cliff 195904/02/2017 13:20:28
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Hi Dom, great video and what a future for drones, quite amazing actually, we'll look back in a few short years at today's drones and think how basic they were!

Josip Vrandecic -Mes04/02/2017 13:55:54
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Dear Dom , now you meet another important person from my region....teeth 2. At 18:49 an impressive and unavoidable fact.Thanks for your efforts and sharing indeed .....nice and easy to listen the young smart people smile d

Ciao

Dom (Essential RC)04/02/2017 14:10:32
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Was a real eye opener guys. Made me appreciate the application of drone technology is endless. As always, thanks for the feedback.

Dom (Essential RC)04/02/2017 20:14:43
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Why is London a no-fly zone? - The Social Impact of UAS
Presented by Jonathan Nicholson, Assistant Director, Communications, UK Civil Aviation Authority and Phil Binks, Solution Architect, NATS. Panel discussion with leading experts in drone regulation.

Dom (Essential RC)14/02/2017 07:50:16
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An awesome way to get into FPV. Al and his lad Charlie flying their FPV Vapors in close formation for the first time...

Dom (Essential RC)19/02/2017 12:36:21
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Steve Roberts of MacGregor showing off his skills. Bit tasty.

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