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    Default Melbourne Australia ( SPRING ) 2018

    My my - what lovely weather we have been having ( Not ) .
    Perhaps time to start considering a Spring meet , especially since it takes a while ..

    Wow ! , as always waiting .. This time on pliers .
    KD stuffed up my emitter order , and had to try again - 2nd time around = success !

    Must remember to do some mods and experiments ..
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    Default Re: Melbourne Australia ( SPRING ) 2018

    Not much response to this thread? I've lost contact with the CPF crew a bit but would be keen to catch up for another meet.

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    Yes , over time people come and go ..
    And there are other things to do ..
    Over the last few years numbers have dwindled ..
    I guess flashlights might become a little , ho hum after a while ..
    Though the new generation of higher voltage emitters are very interesting .
    Just need the mod market to catch up with drivers ..

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    Default Re: Melbourne Australia ( SPRING ) 2018

    4 Days Till Christmas ... ( Xmas to some )

    I hope everyone is well and there are flashlights under the Christmas tree .

    Merry Christmas Everyone and have a safe and happy New Year !

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    Sorry, I missed this thread back then. Yes, happy and safe Xmas to all. Maybe an Easter meet, just after bloomin D/S is done?...……..

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    3mm Depron Build ..

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    Default Re: Melbourne Australia ( SPRING ) 2018

    Any plans for a meet this year? May/June/July?

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    Seems very quiet !
    Everyone busy with other stuff ? I know , myself I am really getting into the RC

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    New work schedule (even though it’s been more than a year) is hard. Rotating shifts are not kind and you can quickly lose track of time. I am not sure what direction Cree is heading since it was sold this month. I am into bicycles at the moment but still love them torches! What type of RCs are you into mate?

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    I'll go with the flow. Bloomin work though, phew.

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    Default Re: Melbourne Australia ( SPRING ) 2018

    DLG ( Discus Launch Gliders )
    Since the Last meet , I have gone a little DLG happy ..




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    Default Re: Melbourne Australia ( SPRING ) 2018

    I'd truly never seen DLG before! What a cool thing! Thx for sharing that vid

    Quote Originally Posted by old4570 View Post
    DLG ( Discus Launch Gliders )
    Since the Last meet , I have gone a little DLG happy ..




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    DLG can be relatively cheap , or very expensive ...

    I have a UMX Whipit , which started this for me .. It can be had for about $100 less transmitter and is a great entry level glider .
    The R3 in the video is a budget build Experiment . I wanted to see what could be done with 3mm Depron . ( The glider is mostly built from 3mm Depron - about $2 worth of it )
    So at the moment I am contemplating a more high tech low cost build ( R4 ? ) .. But do I build another 1 meter or a smaller Micro DLG ? ( Problems - Problems )

    Something like a UMX Whipit , is a great little glider for taking to the park ..

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    Nice stuff Matt. I used to fly RC myself, but unfortunately I an stuck with the old 36Mhz stuff. 2.4Ghz I assume you are using. The three Amigo's certainly look the part.
    Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harro View Post
    Nice stuff Matt. I used to fly RC myself, but unfortunately I an stuck with the old 36Mhz stuff. 2.4Ghz I assume you are using. The three Amigo's certainly look the part.
    Mike.
    yeah , 2.4 !

    Modern radios are fantastic ...
    I have a few !

    But Taranis Q X7 , with a iRangeX Multi protocol module .... Really ticks all the boxes for me !

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    Elf DLG @ the park ..
    The park suffers a lot of sink , so I call it the sink hole ...

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    My light wing project .. 93.3 grams flying weight .

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    Nice Matt. Whats included in that price?? Is that just the wing on its own? What servos and receiver etc do you use?
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    Hmmmm ,
    The wing kit might be about $30 AUs - Depends on the Greenback ..
    Rx is about $10 AUs
    Servos , maybe $6 AUs for two
    ESC was under $10 AUs
    The motor ? Maybe around $15 AUs

    Just depends on the Exchange rate and if what I purchased was on special .
    I think my investment at time of building was between $50 and $60 AUs
    The transmitter is extra obviously ..

    This project cost a little more because I was going for the weight ( Sub 100 grams )
    If you cheap as ! You can save money ..
    Wings can be very cheap to build ...
    People have built flying wings from Pizza boxes !

    Cheap !
    ESC , maybe 7 to 8 dollars , same for a motor ..
    So the ESC and motor for $15 AUs
    $10 for a Rx , maybe $5 for servos
    So $30 AUs for electrics ..
    And then make the wing from ???? Pizza Box ( Video on Youtube ) Depron ( Youtube ) Ceiling tiles , almost anything light enough ..
    I am about to start a Micro Wing , built from about $1 worth of 3mm Depron ...
    I have the electronics already , just need to build the wing ..

    The wing in the video is 600mm , this new one , plan is maybe 400mm and much lighter again .. ( Sub 50 grams )

    Banggood for stuffings .. Ebay also .. Sometimes BG has the better price , other times Feebay .

    You can build to Price , or performance .
    I have a 120 gram wing that has a quad motor , and it has a 2 to 1 power to weight ratio - Should be a rocket ship !

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    RC Fun ...

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    Micro Wing gets some power ..
    450x micro wing
    WLtoys 949 flight control board
    8520 brushed motor
    Nanotech 260mAh 1s battery

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    Default Re: Melbourne Australia ( SPRING ) 2018

    Nice stuff Matt. Not a bad looking area either. Haha, I think, safe to say, that pastime has got you by the short and curlies!!!

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    Eeer !

    Yeah , I started with Control Line around 85 , by 87 I was doing some RC Gliders ..
    And I have RC'ed on and off since then ...

    But things have changed big time .. The Value for money Now is just insane compared to 30+ years ago .
    + My back has been garbage for 10 years now , so I need something to get me out and a little bit active .
    This way , I walk to the park or football oval .. Play RC , and then walk home .
    I could just play with small Quadcopters , inside or out ... But ! Where is the exercise ?
    So I guess , RC is also a bit of physical therapy . ( At least that is how I justify spending money )




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    Micro SU27 from hobbyking ..

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