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  1. For sale: Intuitive Circuits OSD-GPS board and Garmin OEM 15-H wired GPS $150.00 post is here: http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?...m?itemId=211578 Thanks!
  2. For sale is a frequency module and R127DF FM receiver combo, both on Channel 11, you can free yourself if on a crowded channel at your field and have a 9CAP or 9CHP, plug in this module and put the R127DP in your airplane/heli and go! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 Mike
  3. Hey Dave, Im sure its more than $75, you could try haggling with him!
  4. I have a couple of camera planes and the helicam, but I wanted to promote interest in wireless AP with my fellow RCers. I built this setup all inclusive, the only thing you have to add is a battery pack. Its great showing the video from YOUR plane while its up there, the concept REALLY hits home when you put a camera setup in THEIR plane in about ten minutes time and theyre up and flying and you and your friends are watching video from their plane and recording it for them. After I get home, I edit it for them and convert it to the media of their choice and give it to them the next time I see them. Its been a big hit so far! I also happened to be at the field when a couple of Univ of FL grad students were working on their paper using a MiG 27 drone and I offered to put the camera setup on the drone. It really helped their presentation as they were able to put video with the telemetry they were recording and it didnt cost them time in setup. So all you APers out there this may be a way to get e few more vid-pilots out there! BTW the setup is a Blackwidow AV KX-121 camera and 200mw transmitter and an on/off switch. the antenna jack is in the back. the box is a Rad Shack project case.
  5. Flying FPV at night.

    Val, thats insane! I love it! That ranks up there with the 3k flight! Im still impressed most with the smokestack fly-around! Very nice!
  6. Now I know how the democrats feel....
  7. UAV/RPV meet

    I just received my first mailed version of Unmanned Systems Magazine in the mail today, up until now Ive been going online and the PDF route. Anyway I read and re-read the article on the 2004 AUVSI Student Competitions. In particular I reread the Seafarer UAV contest, the others didnt really interest me. Ok, 11 UNIVERSITY teams entered the contest. They had 40 minutes to excecute a takeoff, autonomous flight over six GPS waypoints and ID some targets, didnt mention anything about autolanding, but the prize money was pretty substantial! Try $12,500 total. First place $5,000!! (I did this and all I got was a "hey, you cant do that on our field after Jan 1st, 2004".) One entry was a 60 sized off the shelf trainer, a neat looking carbon fiber or composite airframe and an Army target drone, pretty in yellow. Im a high school graduate. I learned what I know about autonomous flight by listening to guys who do it successfully, reading (a rare art) and the internet. I and Im sure others with my same background would love to compete in such a competition, not for the money although it would justify it to the misses, but for the thrill of competition and the comradere of others interested in this too. That is what Dave Jones is offering. A chance to have a friendly meet and competition with guys who share an interest in autonomous flight. Who knows, maybe one of us could find a way to do it cheaper, more efficient or better and that could benefit our future armed forces or border patrol with a solution they can afford. I really want to meet you guys and have fun.
  8. UAV/RPV meet

    Dave, I know an undertaking like a UAV meet would be major and hopefully it can be spread around so it wont be too much for one person, ask what you will of me, Ill be there. You knew this was leading somewhere... Would a contest of sorts be too far fetched? I love a challenge, I crave a project that demands a little more than I think I have in the bag, so even a simple goal oriented flight would be fun. We could have something as simple as spotting a letter painted in a corraled area like the micro UAV guys do. I know this might be getting a little ahead of the game yet, maybe itll draw a couple more guys in, a university or two, after all the goal is to learn from each other and have have fun, if it means a major UAV company or a university aerospace engineering class comes and shows us how its done, so be it! Ill be ooing and aweing if they do! Come on guys, itll be a blast!!!!
  9. UAV/RPV meet

    As Dave mentioned above, Im in. I think a SE US location would be best for many reasons. I get excited when I get a flyer in the mail about a UAV meet only to find out its in Maryland or California. If Robojet is right, we could get a good turnout down here..hey Val, why Denver over FL? Hurricane seasons almost over, itll be cleaned up soon. Robojet, do you have contact with the dozen or so UAV guys here in FL?
  10. Finally, the Telemaster is available as an ARF and looks great! It makes an incredible camera plane. Its the Telemaster XL from Hobby Lobby: http://www.hobby-lobby.com/telemaster-xl.htm
  11. This is a barely used 4 month old engine I thought would provide better performance for my Kadet LT-40 Camera plane. The fuel economy was awesome and alot of power, but I didnt realize four strokes vibrate a bit more than two strokes and it was too much for the wireless video downlink system. It has probably less than 20 flights on the airplane and broken in very carefully. This is a great replacement for a 40 sized airplane's two stroke if you want that realistic sound and very little exhaust oil on the fuselage. This engine is for sale on Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=5915158164 ITEM IS SOLD! Thanks guys!
  12. Hi guys! Ive gotten myself into Helicam AP, so long checking account! Here's my Raptor 30 converted to AP with an Airfoil Helicam M1 Carbon 30 mount. It weighs 1.25 lbs alone and about 3 lbs loaded. I have a seperate receiver onboard to control the tilt and shutter activation of the camera. The video out is connected to a BlackwidowAV 600mw 2.4 ghz transmitter. The test camera worked well, but a 5 megapixel camera is on its way! My goal is to make a little extra money, after I get incorporated and some liability insurance!
  13. I went to Home Depot, picked up the exact glasses you have there (on the right) for $10, came home and the cutting took all of 20 minutes! They look SOOO much better than the stock lense.... Thanks Bill!
  14. Thats what I was talking about Bill!!! Excellent!!
  15. I like patch antennas, the one I use has a 75 degree beamwidth, thats pretty good if youre flying alone and just want an antenna to point in the general direction and then fly. It also has 8 dbi of gain which helps.
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