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    2020 (?)

    Looks like 2019 been a bit of a bust ...

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    Iíd be interested, but have one more round of surgery after the big C, sometime in Jan/Feb I think. Easter/Anzac maybe?? Gets a bit cold after that.

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    Got this really throwy Astrolux FT03 !




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    Love the review on the Astrolux Matt. Certainly doing big things with their quality. That could be a good talking point at the next meet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harro View Post
    Love the review on the Astrolux Matt. Certainly doing big things with their quality. That could be a good talking point at the next meet.
    Mike.
    Thanks ..

    2019 been really quiet ... Guess every ones got things to do ...

    Matt

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    True enough. Itís how it goes I guess. The last 12 months I have had to deal with an aggressive bone/soft tissue cancer, but I only have one round of surgery to go, touch wood. Iíd certainly be up for around the April 2020 or thereabouts. An arvo/evening meet so we can see some of those neat a/c maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harro View Post
    True enough. Itís how it goes I guess. The last 12 months I have had to deal with an aggressive bone/soft tissue cancer, but I only have one round of surgery to go, touch wood. Iíd certainly be up for around the April 2020 or thereabouts. An arvo/evening meet so we can see some of those neat a/c maybe.
    Mike.
    Hope everything goes well with the surgery ..
    Plan on taking toys to the next meet .. 2019 has had some of the worst ( windy ) weather that I can remember .

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    Windy ... 20kmh gusts and maybe then some ..

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    Good effort Matt for something as small and light as that in that wind. 1S lipo? how many Mah?

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    That wing is 2s , battery is a 300mAh Nanotech ...
    Motor is a 1104 4000kv
    Prop is a 3830 Electric .
    ESC is 10 or 12 amp
    RX is a 4ch FS2A ( Flysky protocol ) micro rx

    For such a small wing , it does fly surprisingly well .
    All that wind = Not exactly a relaxing flight .

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    Yeah I am keen for a meet up next year. I hope more people see this thread and are keen in coming next year. The astrolux looks like a beast!

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    My DIY scratch built 3mm Depron Su-27

    F949 flight control board
    10mm brushed motor

    Sketchy at best !

    Needs some work ( some fine tuning )

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    That's not bad Matt for something that would weigh virtually nothing!! A little 1S LiPo??

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    Volantrex Sport Cub 500




    I should weigh it !
    Probably put on a little weight over Christmas ( Mods and repairs ) It's in the Low 30 gram region . ( 32.6 grams )
    2nd video is me flight trimming for level flight , it does fly hands off ( Which is good )
    Still needs EXPO due to the rearward ( stunt ) CG location . Elevator is super sensitive .

    Yes , built to be 1s ..
    The F949 flight control board came out of my X450 wing , and was re-used for this Depron Su-27 project .
    @ full throttle that 10mm motor pulls a lot of juice ..
    Though there is little reason to use more than 50% throttle ( Not that large a speed difference )
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    Hahaha, LOVE the little Cub, it flies like a dream. Obviously the EMR from the HT lines doesn't worry 2.4Ghz. Whats the span of it, about 15" - 18". You could potter round all day with that. Hmmm, whats next, a tiny little camera for it??

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    Volantex Sport Cub 500 761-4 500mm Wingspan ( 4CH )

    Can be purchased all over the place .. Yes , flies very nice for a 500mm model .
    If they are all like mine = Highly recommended .

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    I think the XK x450 is going to be interesting ...

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    Have not done a flashlight mod in the longest time ..
    I put my Nitecore D11 at risk for a emitter upgrade .
    Did buy some modern emitters from KD , but I killed the emitter I wanted to use .
    Lucky a had a XP-L from cutter which I ended up using .

    I wanted to use a copper base , butt !

    Anyhows , that D11 has more output now on a AA .

    No pictures . It was a tricky mod and I hate really small stuff ( Working on ) . So I was concentrating on not killing the D11 rather than taking pictures .

    I have another D11 , so if this one does not develop issues or die . Then I might mod the other .

    I purchased a 2nd in case I killed one doing a mod , but that was a long time ago .. ( More than 5 years I am guessing )

    One D11 under the belt ... Now I can think about the other ( My first one )


    Oh dear ! CoronaVirus !!!

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    Calamity Jane ... My Micro F16 project

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    It's good to see Old keeping this thread alive. I hope everyone's staying safe and at home while the world burns around us!

    I bought my first new lights in years the other month. Let me tell you the Astrolux MF01s is good for a giggle at 12,000 odd lumens

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    Some video's ..

    Got me a 3D printer ! Hmmmm , how about a 3D prinTED flashlight ?
    Thinking about it !

    Right now I am printing a RC plane .. After that .... ? Maybe a flashlight ?
    These 3D printers be very interesting .
    I have been printing parts for gliders and at last decided to print a plane ..
    What the hell , Victoria is in it's second lock down . ( PITA )

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    Great vids Matt. Hi Simon. Crazy times for certain. Wang and Shepp arenít in lockdown so to speak, just our four walls are a little further apart than those for the Southern part of the state.
    Mike.

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    Hi Victorian CPFers, hope all is well with everyone...

    It's been a while since our last meetup and probably can't meet up for the rest of 2020 I reckon.

    Hopefully, we can have a meetup in 2021. Meanwhile, stay safe and best regards.

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    When I die, I want to be like grandpa, peaceful and asleep. Unlike his passengers, screaming and yelling...



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