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#1 aerobat

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 20:45

Happy new year to the NG community!

my son and I had our traditional new year flight - taken with the Fuji X-E1.
I'm looking forward to share my hobby with the wonderful people on this board.

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#2 HansC

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 20:47

Very cool picture !!
HansC, doin' life

#3 vivionm

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 20:58

Nice aircraft. Electric power? Four-channel radio control?

#4 aerobat

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 21:05

Hi Vivion,

I thought you'd say nice boy...

Ok yes it's electric powered with a brushless motor and LiPo batteries and has 4 channels.
1 meter wingspan and only about 600g all up weight.
The thrust to weight ratio is approx 1.5 : 1 - so prophanging is easily achievable ;-)

Regards, Daniel

#5 simato73

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 21:09

Lovely!
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#6 vivionm

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 21:18

Nice boy too! Goes without saying!
I used to fly R/C sailplanes.

#7 aerobat

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 21:22

Hi Vivion,

Sailplanes are really nice. - I still fly R/C gliders on the slope at times.
We live in a mountain area and have plenty of opportunities.
Due to time constraints I fly more electric these days.
I can quickly burn 4 batteries in after work to relax.

Cheers Daniel

#8 Bart Willems

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 21:36

Wonderful image! Looks like your son is all ready for it! Does he get to "fly" himself or is he too young for that?

The next step, of course, is to get that Fuji in the airplane :)
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:39

Daniel ... great photo of your son. This will be priceless 10-20 years from now. Do you fly RC rotary powered crafts capable of carrying stills/video camera?

My thoughts exactly Bart. I have been thinking of using airborne R/Cs like microkopters for videos and stills but learning to fly might take too long to learn and is quite expensive too after making allowances for the inevitable crashes. Then I have to remember that photography and video is still just a hobby for me and I still have to mind my work! :D So this has made me think of pairing up with someone who already does R/C flying but who does not do video or stills. He will operate the aircraft while I operate the camera. :rolleyes: I am particularly interested in using a WiFi GH3 and combined with a Yagi WiFi antenna for greater range while still retaining the same speed.

There are some interesting samples here:

http://www.mikrokopter.de/ucwiki/

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#10 aerobat

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:20

I've flown some helis but prefer fixed wing planes and fly mainly aerobatics with it. I fly a lot since 15 years but would never dare to mount my Fuji. There are less expensive cameras for R/C. The quadcopters are actually fairly easy to fly. They have stabilisation systems on board. Some types even come with GPS and a route can be programmed. Thanks for the interesting link Larry.

Regards, Daniel

#11 olivier

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:54

Very nice, this will build wonderful memories in your son's mind.
The background looks very Swiss indeed!
Greetings from France
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#12 Markus

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:11

Whow, nice shot of your son! It´s not so easy to make good pictures of your children, I think (but still trying hard myself ;-)).
This one is really good, tells a story.
Congrats,
Markus (neidisch)

#13 aerobat

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:08

Bart my son is only 3 and he likes to go fly with me. But I don't see R/C flying before approx 8 years. He likes to assist with all sort of small things. He actually never asked to fly it yet. When time has come we can train with two transmitters and a training cable.

Thanks for all the kind words
Daniel




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