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Glider flying at TMAC

 

Some glider flying in moderate winds.  Downdraft kept pushing the plane down so was on the throttle for most of the flight.

TMAC at NZ Warbirds D Day Commemorations

A great day out at Ardmore on Sunday 3rd June 2012. A number of members put on a static display at the NZ Warbirds Open day. As you can see from the photos a good selections of models were on hand and the R/C flight simulator was busy for most of the day.

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Recent activity at the new flying field

Some photos from one of the few good days over the christmas break. Click on the images to view full size

 

Nice photo of the Twist, may she RIP.

Nice shot of the Twist not long before a dead stick and while trying to avoid a hard landing I managed to split the Fuze in two.

DSM2 in Glendowie

A while ago I used single receiver DSM2 gear with a spektrum DX6i controller.  My experience is to not use this setup in models that you are going to be pulling tricks with.  They claim that the reset time is 1 second.  What isn't mentioned is the 2 seconds prior discovering that it needs to reset.  This video is a flight that had three of those heart stopping, non-responsive controller, seconds.  This happened to me on 3 occasions that I noticed, worst case while in a vertical dive!

I now use my single receiver unit in a glider and twin+ receivers in everything else along with a JR controller.  Haven't had a problem since.

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