Dienstag, 28. Juni 2016

ProxSCHIMity - fast and low through awesome scenery, treesurfing

The kind of flying that I love the most. Gives you the "flying like a bird" feeling the best if you fly close over/under the trees. Found an awesome new spot with a huge field enclosed with some nice trees and a forrest surrounding it. Also flew on my "Eichberg" a lot and found some new lines there as well.

So flieg ich am liebsten, "wie ein Vogel" knapp über Bäume oder darunter durch wenn Platz ist...
Hab in der Nähe ein tolles Feld gefunden, welches perfekt ist für diese Art des Fliegens. Hoffe es gefällt Euch!

Mittwoch, 22. Juni 2016

Vortex 250 Race Stage 1, my FPV Backpack, Motor swap and another CRASH

Hier erfährt ihr wie man 31gr beim Vortex sparen kann, wie mein neuer FPV Rucksack/Trolley aussieht, wann und warum man Motoren tauschen sollte und warum ich dennoch abgestürzt bin

See Vortex 250 saving 31gr weight, my new FPV backpack/Trolley, when to change motors, and find out why I crashed...

Mittwoch, 1. Juni 2016

Quanum Cyclops Goggles - best value for money goggles! |RCSchim Review and Fieldtest


Pricetag only 53€ / 58$ - get them here
See this review if you wanna start FPV and search easy to use goggles. Pricetag is really beginnerfriendly as well!

HK sent me these really cheap and easy goggles for review. They are clearly aimed for the FPV starters. You dont have to know much about video downlink the get decent image on the huge 5" display which is set in the right distance / size with the fresnel lens.
Just press the autoscan button and it chooses the channel on which your FPV vehicle transmits.
What to do if you want to view a specific channel - let's say on a dronerace where you wanna spectate? I dont know, sorry :-)
No info in the display about the channel / Band you use either.

They are only a bit more expensive than the Quanum V2pros - but the Cyclops comes with an integrated VRX!
But attention! NO AV in - so you cant use groundstation on cyclops!

My GF liked wearing those more than the DominatorHD (easier to get used to for casual users!)
I still prefer to use my DomHDs of course - but I could fly with the Cyclops without much getting used to. I had my problems focussing on the V2pros - the Cyclops looks and feels definitly better!

Lens adjustable (though a friend with glasses couldnt get it sharp for him), really comfortable to wear with the foam!

Specs:
5" 800x480 display (with option for 4:3 aspect!)
Operating Voltage: 7.4 -12.6v
Receiver: -90 dbm ISM 5.8GHz 40ch
Antenna connections: SMA
Operating Current: 600mA
Dimensions: 187(L) x 179(W) x 121(H)mm
Weight: 390grams without batteries (they feel lightweight!)
nice set up power adapters (XT60, 9v Batteryblock

40 channels A, B, E, F and Racing bands
FR1: 5865M 5845M 5825M 5805M 5785M 5765M 5745M 5725M
FR2: 5733M 5752M 5771M 5790M 5809M 5828M 5847M 5866M
FR3: 5705M 5685M 5665M 5645M 5885M 5905M 5925M 5945M
FR4: 5740M 5760M 5780M 5800M 5820M 5840M 5860M 5880M
FR5: 5658M 5695M 5732M 5769M 5806M 5843M 5880M 5917M

thread at RC Groups

Mittwoch, 25. Mai 2016

Vortex 250 - natural racer - una festa sui prati!

Hier hab ich einen wirklich tollen Platz gefunden (neuer Spot auf dem "Hügel" wo ich schon sehr oft geflogen bin). War einfach eine tolle Flugsesson nach der Arbeit. Der Übergang von Blätterlosen Bäumen zu frühsommerlichem "Vollgrün" der Landschaft ist beeindruckend find ich!
Ja und zuletzt hab ich gemerkt, dass mich droneracing auf Kursen gegen die Uhr (oder andere Racer) nicht so interessiert wie einfach einem natürlichen (imaginären) Kurs in so schöner Natur zu folgen :)
Das Lied wollte ich auch schon lange mal verwenden - jetzt hat's endlich gepasst!

This session was only a few days ago. It was so great to fly there I had to share it asap. Been flying on this hill (Eichberg) hundrets of times - but flew on this slope with lush greens for the first time. Flew there a few days after trying to fly on a race. Found out that I'm not the 2min race guy. I prefer to find "natural race tracks" with cool obstacles to fly thru...
Had this song in mind now for a while and think it works nice here (it's italian and means - a party on the lawns).

Donnerstag, 19. Mai 2016

Dienstag, 26. April 2016

Vortex 250 | ▶▶Dog and Gliders◀◀ (ext. shots, man walk dog with his RC plane, playing with gliders)

Diesmal gibts schöne, externe Aufnahmen vom schnellen Vortex250, und den neuen Flugplatz bei einem Freund (der seinen Hund mittels RC Segler gassi führt).
Im 2ten Teil gibts mehr Luft-Luft Aufnahmen von meinen Flügen mit den Seglern am Eichberg.

Es wird noch ein 2tes, ähnliches Video mit viel mehr Material vom Vortex geben (Vögel und Warbirds verfolgen, Abstürze und Sturzflüge).

You see nice external shots of the Vortex, and the new flightfield where I fly with an RC friend who uses his RC glider to "walk" his dog.
2nd Part is a longer cut / collection of the magic glider air to air shots I had on the Eichberg.

I will upload a 2nd video of that kind soon with many more Vortex impressions, chasing birds, warbirds and DIVES.

Donnerstag, 21. April 2016

Giant eletric vs turbine RC Helis Red Bull Bo105 vs Cobra

Hier seht ihr 2 wunderschön geflogene RC Helis. Die BO-105 ist einer der größten elektrisch geflogenen Kunstflug-Helis in der Szene, und Sepps Cobra braucht man schon fast nicht mehr vorstellen. Mit seiner Turbinen-Power hat er schon viele Flugshow-Besucher in Staunen versetzt!
Beide haben an die 40KG!

Ich hab schon ein paar Videos von Sepps Cobra (siehe Playlist unten) aber die BO-105 von Bernhard Teufl hatte ich noch nicht gesehen. Hier - auf der Modellbaumesse Wels 2016, konnte ich dann beide gleichzeitig bestaunen! Toll wie die BO-105 einen vorbildhaften Kunstflug hinlegt - das bemannte Exemplar kann dies ja auch (bei den Flying Bulls oder bei James Bond - Spectre!).

Flugmaterial gefilmt mit: PanasonicSDH 707, teilweise stabilisiert in Vegas von der Modellbau Wels" 10. April 2016

Technische Daten der Copter:
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Bernhard Teufls BO 105
Akku: 14S mit 16.000mah!
Motor: Hacker
Gewicht: 37kg
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Sepp Schmirls Red Bull Cobra:
Maßstab1:4
Rumpflänge 352 cm (138")
Höhe 100 cm (39")
Breite 85 cm (33")
Rotordurchmesser 335 cm (131")
Heckrotor 64,5 cm (25")
Gewicht 24,2 KG
Antrieb Jakadofsky Turbine Pro 5000 98000 U/min
Mechanik Dipl. Ing. Michael Kornberger, Rotorblätter M-Blades, Fernsteuerung Futaba FX 30, Mikado V Stabi, Servos Graupner Jumbo Digital, Beleuchtung Maxotronic
Bauzeit ca. 1600 Stunden/hours
weitere Videos dieser RED BULL COBRA



See two giant RC Helis, the BO-105 electric doing scale stunts (rolls!) and the great Cobra which is turbine powered. Both around 40kg!!!

I have many videos online of the impressive, long time largest RC Heli (except military) the Red Bull Cobra AH-1 from Sepp Schmirl. Now I've seen him flying this great RC Heli once again with a friend. It was a unique sight to see two Red Bull themed copters, one electric and the other turbine powered. Both very impressive machines!
Was cool to see scale stunts from the BO-105 like the real sized model (it can also perform rolls and loops flying for the "flying bulls" or as seen in the opening sequence of James Bond - Spectre).

Flight footage filmed with: Panasonic SDH 707, partly stabilized in Vegas at the "Modellbau Wels" RC Fair 10th April 2016

Tech Details on the copters:
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BO 105 from Bernhard Teufl
battery: 14cell battery with 16.000mah!
motor: Hacker electric motor
weight: 37kg
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Sepp Schmirls Red Bull Cobra:
Scale 1:4
fuse length 352 cm (138")
height 100 cm (39")
width 85 cm (33")
main rotor diameter 335 cm (131")
tailrotor 64,5 cm (25")
Antrieb Jakadofsky Turbine Pro 5000 98000 U/min
Mechanik Dipl. Ing. Michael Kornberger, Rotorblätter M-Blades, Fernsteuerung Futaba FX 30, Mikado V Stabi, Servos Graupner Jumbo Digital, Beleuchtung Maxotronic
around 1.600 hours build time
weight: 39.5kg
more Videos of this RED BULL COBRA
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Montag, 18. April 2016

Vortex 250 | ▶▶get fcnk crazy!◀◀

You'll see some really nice, fast, CRAZY, flights I had with my Vortex250 over the last few weeks (more than 70flights!).
I wanted to do this compilation around this nice track I found. It was hard for me to only take the best scenes from so many flights. I will probbably make more videos from this massive (more than 100GB) collection of footage.