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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by export! on Yesterday at 07:31:36 PM »
Brad you have to get a cam for that giant bird.  It's set up to carry a myriad of cameras. 1080P and even
4K video is now extremely accessible and affordable. 
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by Glacier Girl on Yesterday at 04:39:20 AM »
Amazing how far stuff has come. Wasn't that long ago we were all hyped up with hacked CVS cameras.

Anywho, went to the LHS and some bat rasturd bought the Opterra before I got there. I'll wait till they get another one in, as they have a discount coupon I can use and no shipping charge.

In the meantime I went out and picked up a car trailer from Craig's List. Now where to store it?
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by NYFlyer on March 20, 2017, 08:45:07 PM »
Yes, the unit I ordered is a combined camera/vtx. These things weigh next to nothing, I don't have a scale to weigh them, but well under an ounce with camera I believe.
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by export! on March 20, 2017, 04:07:26 PM »
Haha that's cool.  Great course.  I can't believe how small and cheap those are.  Do you get a combined tx/cam module for them?  What does it weigh? Does it draw power from the flight pack?
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by NYFlyer on March 19, 2017, 08:23:06 PM »
Racers flying a heat race. Seeing guys flying without looking at their aircraft is a bit weird.
  Racing did not hamper normal heli and aircraft operations, so nobody was inconvinenced.
Racers passing through the final gate.
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by NYFlyer on March 19, 2017, 08:14:30 PM »
Some pics from the CIA flying site the night of the Tiny Whoop races.
Views of the course and pit area
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by NYFlyer on March 19, 2017, 07:54:25 PM »
These are the 2 quads I am experimenting with
http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_447881.html?wid=21
 http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_571963.html           
     While visually looking the same, there are differences, like on one the colors of the lights are reversed,(confusing when you fly one then the other),  and the controlers don't even speak the same protocol, so they are not interchangeable.  They fly great, are probably one of the easiest and most locked in quads I have ever flown. I think this is because the props on these are actually acting as small ducted fans. No air spillin everywhere to cause drift, and all your thrust goes right where you need it.
  I have passed them around the club, and everyone who has tried them wants one. So far so good.

  Looking forward to getting the cameras on them. Once comfortable with that it will be time for a motor upgrade.  (59,000 rpm motors, $10 for  a set of 4!), and upgrading the battery to get better flight time. I get a good 4+ minutes, but with the cam and motors,...( I know the guys I saw racing pray for anything close to 3 minutes).
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by NYFlyer on March 19, 2017, 07:17:08 PM »
Now if you could get one to act as a snow blower you'd be all set Phil.
  My snowblower could barely act as a snowblower! Snow was too high and kept falling in on it. The auger parts were fine they could  chomp down and fling it, but the small wheels had trouble pushing it. I managed to maake a small path wed so the dog could get out, but I wasn't dug out enough to leave here until late thursday afternoon. That was with my neighbor doing his best to plow me out, followed by cleanup and opening paths with the blower. Biggest problem was more snow than space/ability to push it.
  Sun came out Friday, and tho still cold it started to melt things a bit, mostly just settled it down.


Scott,
   These are the goggles I have coming

http://www.gearbest.com/fpv-system/pp_551253.html?

  Not the best, but will do to get started. I tried goggles that some of the other guys have, and while Fatsharks are great, I can't wear glasses with them so they are tough to use. not to mention expensive.
  I found that the Tubular style ones with the screen were my best bet, and for a sub $50 price they were affordable for entry level work. Sold a few items I wasn't using, and with the low prices I found, it made it worth experimenting.
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by Glacier Girl on March 18, 2017, 04:24:20 PM »
Bout the same as your Cub.  It's set up to fly on a 3S2100. Lot of foam and little weight. Side note, like the old Strykers, Horizon had to add weight to the nose, least this time it's not a honking sheet metal screw. Has a couple of pieces of steel glued in ahead of the battery, and you also get added ones to help balance if not using a camera or such. Something like 425 grams of weight.

I'm thinking screw the deadweight, add a heavier battery. End up same weight/ longer flight time.
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by export! on March 18, 2017, 03:26:47 PM »
Wow,  2m is a huge wingspan.  Looks like it can be a real floater in the video
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