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Extreme Flight 76/83" MXS

Discussion in 'ExtremeFlight/3DHS' started by Enterprise, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. 3dNater

    3dNater 3DRCF Regional Ambassador

    I watched the whole thing via chromecast on the big screen last night with my son. We just loved it. Jase has serious skill and serious balls :D
     
  2. 3dmike

    3dmike 640cc Uber Pimp

    Yes he does! What a killer vid!
     
  3. Enterprise

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    Got some video of mine today as a trial with the soloshot 2. Still need some work on the camera setup and the flight was about testing the setup so no crazy flying.

    [video=youtube;OY_OnDO4SzQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY_OnDO4SzQ&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     
  4. SnowDog

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    that looks pretty decent Matt...I read a review of the SoloShot2 after watching this clip and it seems to have some real promise...keep us posted on this thing!
     
  5. 3dmike

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    So does the soloshot work by tracking a transmitter in the plane? How does it work? I posted the soloshot promo video a while back but it really didn't explain how it tracks.
     
  6. Enterprise

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    It uses a GPS tag. GPS altitude sucks (I have been using GPS in airplanes for almost 20 years). Just the nature of the system as it was designed for lat/long to plant ordinance. I think I did not do good enough of job getting the system calibrated as it is a PIA. SleepyC did a decent video on it over on GSN, but he flew a quad and did not push the system at all. I might try it next in my Valiant which will be easier to track and has more space in it. Also I need to make a rig so that I don't block the top of the unit.
     
  7. 3dmike

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    I hope you're able to get it dialed because wow it's a really cool rig!
     
  8. 3dNater

    3dNater 3DRCF Regional Ambassador

    Someone ought to come up with a system that does not use GPS for its frame of reference. It will be interesting to see how it works out when you have a chance to tune the setup better, but GPS has an inherent drawback that is the latency and accuracy of the information from the satellites. It would be much more effective to have two or more transmitters on the ground that you set out (perhaps using gps for location) and then have the unit in the plane transmit based on its proximity to those base stations. The result would be a much more accurate (sub-centimeter compared to a meter or more) and timely transmission of where the plane is located. Of course, the cost would go up probably to the point where the average Joe can't afford it.

     
  9. I have a DA50 looking for a home and this plane looks promising. I will have to use a pitts muffler to pass my club's noise rules. Do you expect that I will be excessively nose heavy?
     
  10. Enterprise

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    Jeff Williams used a ES pipe and he got it to balance. Go that route over a pitts. Noise reduction and more power.
     
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