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:
Bernhard Teufls BO 105
Akku: 14S mit 16.000mah!
Motor: Hacker
Gewicht: 37kg
Sepp Schmirls Red Bull Cobra:
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:
BO 105 from Bernhard Teufl
battery: 14cell battery with 16.000mah!
motor: Hacker electric motor
weight: 37kg
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

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.

Mittwoch, 13. April 2016

Worlds Largest RC Triplane - Fokker Dr1 "Red Baron" (Giant scale RC from Gernot Bruckmann) | RCSchim

I was at the RC-Fair in Wels (one of the biggest in Austria). They had a great air-show - here's the first part - the FOKKER Dr-1.
Gaylord Fokker :) No - it's the red baron, a WW1 triplane - never seen one so close and so realistic looking! Great flying from Gernot Bruckmann (great RC champion) who not only flies this in slow scale circles and 8ths - but also does some cool acrobatic tricks with this huge, expensive model. What a sight!

Scale: 1:1.5 (or 66%)
Wingspan: 4,80 m (14.5ft)
Lenght: 4,20m (13ft)
Weight: 88kg (194pounds)
Engine: 7 cylinder radial engine (820ccm)

Original plane:
Wingspan: 7,2m
Length: 5,75m
Weight: 383kg

Freitag, 18. März 2016

FPV/RC Allstars II - XJet / RCModelreviews, BMSWeb, PShaw, ABMNS - those channels are awesome!

This is my 2nd video where I introduce top FPVers and RCers that you should check out. I also show you smaller channels that I like. (see Part1 with Boris B. and MetalDanny)

Today we take a trip around the globe to stop at:
ABMNS in Thailand
BMSWeb in Australia
►Bruce Simpson (XJet and RCModelReviews) in New Zealand
PShaw in US / North Carolina

Channels featured in Part1
Boris B.

Mittwoch, 16. März 2016

Vortex 250 Cams (Cmos vs CCD), VTX Power and Graphene Batteries

Here you will see how to swap the stock CMOS FPV cam, true Video Transmitter output power and battery considerations.

►Stock FPV Cam (Fatshark vs. AOMWay vs. HS1177m)
Not totally happy with the video image on my goggles - on hard light conditions (flying in shadow, near ground and have well lit parts will end in overexposed parts where you see NOTHING!

►Video TX mw power at different CH
I also did some measurements with the IRC RF Powermeter. No idea how exact the readings are. I learned that the VTX is heating up and the heat affects the MW power output. So all thoes measurements are from the 2nd series (I had it running there on the bench for 20-30 mins for sure. The base of the copter got pretty warm - hope the VTX survived this :)
I'm quite sure that those 40ch TX have a sweet spot around some specific frequencies and deliver more output there.
All measured at HIGH (not low or auto).

OSD FW:    FC FW: 2.1.6 BTFL (Stock)
Measured with ImmersionRC RF Powermeter
30db Attenuator and direct connection

IRC Band - ch with mw:
1: 352 | 2: 327 | 3: 306 | 4: 288
5: 279 | 6: 270 | 7: 262 | 8: 246

1: 469 | 2: 421 | 3: 406 | 4: 365
5: 327 | 6: 300 | 7: 270 | 8: 215

Boscam E:
1: 378 | 2: 406 | 3: 437 | 4: 453
5: 230 | 6: 225 | 7: 198 | 8: 164

Boscam B:
1: 392 | 2: 365 | 3: 327 | 4: 316
5: 297 | 6: 288 | 7: 279 | 8: 262

Boscam A:
1: 279 | 2: 297 | 3: 306 | 4: 327
5: 339 | 6: 352 | 7: 378 | 8: 392

►Links to the products:
Aomway CMOS 700TVL Camera (PAL) for FPV   
Fatshark CMOS 700tvl
Surveilzone CCD "Minicam" HS1177m
Battery: Turnigy Graphene 1800mah 4cell, 65c, 240gr
I will tell you my flight experience with these in a follow up video!

Montag, 7. März 2016

Vortex250 - Airmode on! / Upside down (follow up after first flights, cam swap, airmode)

In this video you'll see the best scenes of my first flights with the new Vortex250. The flight actions starts at 1:36. It's really well set up and tuned and flies "like on rails". No yaw authority problems on dives, additional control in 0 throttle moments (while upside down). I also show you an alternative cam that fits perfectly.

►Aomway CMOS 700TVL Camera (PAL) for FPV
Sorry about the confusion: the AOMWay seems to be CMOS as well - but "rivals performance of CCD" - we will see about that - I will report back as soon as I had my first flights with it! (on the box the cam came in it says CCD cam on one side and CMOS on the other - looks like one box for 2 different products - a bit confusing!)

To enable airmode just update the Vortex ►OSD Firmware easily with ImmersionRC Tools and Firmware
As I said in the video: you shouldnt yet update the Firmware of the Filghtcontroller because then Protune PIDs wont work right then.