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Building a Twin Star II for FPV

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Thanks Mark. I added landing gear to it a couple of nights ago with a steerable nose wheel. Can't wait to taxi out in FPV :) .

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Pulling 35amps and 435watts

Do you know the current and power required for level flight ?

Terry

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Do you know the current and power required for level flight ?

Terry

It fly's level at half throttle. 15amps and 200watts

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WOW ! are you sure ?

Mine holds level flight at about 85 Watts (7.5 Amps with 3 LiPo).

Terry

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Mine holds level flight at about 85 Watts (7.5 Amps with 3 LiPo).

Same with my 2.1kg Moviestar. It will still climb at 45° with its 300W peak...

You must be flying too fast. Easy to do with those electrics. It helped a lot on my Moviestar once I had the current reading. I could quickly see that I was flying using nearly twice the needed power if not watching...

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Yep I'm sure. Of course it weighs in at 62 oz with both cameras, DVR on board. takes some power to keep it up there...

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My Ap TwinStar pulls only 19amps max and 210 watts and at level flight at 10amps and 100 watts. It weighs 12oz less then the FPV TwinStar.

Here's a little video from the AP one I just took over the weekend. The landing is not one of my best but nothing damage. Hard to put it down on a turn :) .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i_6AL1ljoE

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What kind of range are you getting with that 900 mhz Tx and Rx set up?

I'm not sure, I lost radio when I was over a mile away and still was getting a great video signal and my spotter could no longer see the plane. further then I will fly again :) .

some video

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hi, i am also using spektrum for fpv but havent really gone too far yet. what kind of range are you getting on the spektrum?

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removed due to brain fade :unsure:

Terry

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hi, i am also using spektrum for fpv but havent really gone too far yet. what kind of range are you getting on the spektrum?

Welcome to rc-cam rking, Yes I do use a Spectrum DX7 and I have no problems with the links since I use a 900mhz TX & RX. The range is over a mile and I don't really fly that far anymore but it's nice to know I can.

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