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R/C model flight

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Danny_SWE, May 1, 2014.

  1. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    I don't think there is a R/C model flight thread.

    But now there is! :) 

    Don't know where to post the photos otherwise, and the season has begun now!

    Actually I sold my biggest helicopter because photo interest is stronger now. So I begin with a tribute to that helicopter.

    (well, here is actually all my three white helicopters)

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    White Trio 140418 - 01 by Zarako, on Flickr

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    White Trio 140418 - 02 by Zarako, on Flickr

    But here it is, the Henseleit TDR:

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    Henseleit TDR cold by Zarako, on Flickr

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    Henseleit TDR black & white by Zarako, on Flickr

    (there is a video also: http://youtu.be/lwCor16UKs8)

    Edit:

    I posted some non-m43 photos in another thread:
    https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=60375&p=637303#post637303

    (check out Flickr-album with more Hobby photos, will be more there soon)
     
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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    My friend flies these RC helicopters. He spends more than I do on cameras. That moving frame on the video was pretty wild.
     
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  3. chipbutty

    chipbutty Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I kind of got into the hobby a few years ago but just never had the time or place to fly them. I learnt on Phoenix RC and still fly the little ones in the house. Though flying inverted in the house is rather challenging!

    I'll dig out my helis and take some pics sometime. Nothing quite in the league of a TDR! I have a Mini Titan, Gaui 425 and a T-Trex 250. I really need to check all the batteries sometime as they've been sitting unused. Lipo batteries scare me a little.
     
  4. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    aha, nice! yes, Lipo are a hassle. Hope they invent better chemistry soon :)  Gaui is nice, I might buy another Gaui next year if I'm still active in the hobby.
     
  5. NoTan2

    NoTan2 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mar 16, 2014
    Newcastle NSW Australia
    Paul
    Thanks for starting this thread, Danny.

    I haven't flown any of my models for a few years and they're all hanging up in the garage gathering dust.
    I've sold all my helis except for my Raptor 50 and still have 6 or 7 planes.

    I was thinking that they're all a bit too "neglected" to photograph but maybe that would add to the character.
     
  6. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
  7. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Danny -What fun! Just the other day I remembered my dad flying his gasoline powered, balsa wood, wire tethered model planes in a constant circle (circa 1955.) I don't believe R/C was an option then. But there were jet powered models.
     
  8. plantain

    plantain Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 18, 2014
    Halifax, NS Canada
    Jim
    E-M1

    OLYMPUS M.12-40mm F2.8

    My brother was visiting and brought his quad down from Ontario. He built it with from a plan and it has manual and computer assisted flying through GPS.

    He has 2 cameras mounted. One is a GoPro for video and the other sends the video back to the googles he is wearing so he can fly from just the googles if he wants.

    It's pretty cool!


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  9. justin4192

    justin4192 Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 27, 2011
    Fairfax, VA, USA
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  10. Mark963

    Mark963 New to Mu-43

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    Apr 20, 2014
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    This belongs to the president of a local "nitro" club. I think it's about 1/5 to 1/4 scale and makes enough noise to hear it a mile away. I caught it with the "kit" zoom all the way out at 150mm and then cropped down a bit. E-PM1. Very overcast day. 1/1250s f/6.3 ISO-200.
     
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  11. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
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  12. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
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    GH1 with 40-150mm
     
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  13. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    To my eye this looks remarkably like the real thing.
     
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  14. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    Last we were flying there was three generations of T-Rex 550E :)  (also three DX8-radio, proven combo :) )

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    Triss i 550 b
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    Triss i 550 c
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    Triss i 550 a
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  15. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    Sadly I have now sold my helicopters :(  this is the last time I flew, just to try if they still worked, and also to have a farewell-session at the old field in Kungälv, Sweden.

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    Helikoptrar gräs 170910 by Daniel Cederberg, on Flickr

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    Helikoptrar bord 170910 by Daniel Cederberg, on Flickr
     
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  16. neelsd

    neelsd Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Nov 17, 2011
    Roseville, CA, US
    Local meetup of flyers

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    First Person View RC Flying by DreyerPictures, on Flickr

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    RC-Flying_Folsom_Dam-5 by DreyerPictures, on Flickr

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    RC-Flying_Folsom_Dam-11 by DreyerPictures, on Flickr
     
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  17. My 3m Slegers Prism winch in the nose sailplane. Run Cam 2 mounted on a servo sticking out of the top of the fuse.

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    The landing
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