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Offline Frank v B

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Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« on: July 08, 2018, 03:21:23 pm »
This confirms that I will be there for this coming Wednesday's flight instruction night.... no matter what.  I have an all-day business appointment about 10 minutes from the field.
As usual, Bruce will give the final go/no go.

Frank


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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 04:14:39 pm »
Sadly I'll be stuck at my desk at work fairly late wednesday... :(

Have a good Training session ya'll!
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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 05:51:52 pm »
Sorry to hear that Chris.  :(  Plan on getting out next Wednesday or earlier if you can...

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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 11:38:37 am »
The Ryerson crew and the best looking Apprentice this side of Toronto will be there!

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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 12:18:39 pm »
Ahhh, the experienced Apprentice.  Bring your flying skills with you too, so the Apprentice doesn't look like the best on every side of Toronto. :)

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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 07:18:37 am »
Here is the video I recorded while flying with the Ryerson students.  Use the mouse to Pan/Tilt the camera angle.  It can view 360 degree.  Adjust your YouTube setting to 1080p or higher for higher resolution.

Note: Lower the volume or muted the engine sound if needed.



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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 09:32:43 am »
That's amazing Oscar!  How did you get the Google Maps Car to stay on top of your plane?

Bill, Travis and Mike (Ryerson Crew - @Frank v B 's boys) obtained solo privileges.  Flying solo is a major milestone on the way to earning your MAAC wings.  After demonstrating care, control and responsibility when operating a model aircraft, a student RC Pilot may be asked by an instructor to fly solo, without buddy-box instruction and verbal direction (i.e. the Instructor will observe and supervise from a distance.)  The Chief Flight Instructor (or their designate) shall approve permission to fly solo.  Once a student has been approved to fly solo, they may fly their training model at any time when an Instructor is present at the field.  Solo flights by student RC pilots must follow the MAAC Safety Code and TEMAC Rules. 

Continue to fly safe guys and continue to work towards obtaining your wings.

There were a number of other students demonstrating advancements last night as well.  For example, with Vic's tutelage, Ethane's progress has really stepped up a notch.

Oh yeh, @Oscar  in the capacity of a new Flight Instructor ran into the infamous glitches while flying with Devon, as his first student.  When the glitches struck, I understand the conversation went something like this: "Have you got it?  NO, I don't have it, have you got it?  #@%& "  (Isn't it fun being a flight instructor now - made your night didn't it Oscar?)

Thanks again to our regular Ground Crew and Flight Instructors for your assistance.  The students and I are appreciative of all your assistance. 

Looking forward to next week...


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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 06:56:18 pm »
@Oscar , I'm pretty sure the bix3 is cursed... Maybe we should have told you before that Simon calls it the "Demon plane". I'll look into the radio issue tomorrow and update here if I find anything.

On the Apprentice, Mike had one issue where he lost power to the motor during flight but was able to maintain control and set it down in the field (on long final). When we got to the airplane, we noticed the battery had unplugged on landing. The battery still had plenty of charge, so we don't think the ESC had cut off power. Our best idea is that the battery connection was loose, causing the esc to shut down and reboot repeatedly during flight. And since Mike had some throttle applied, the esc wouldn't arm. We think a simple fix is to mount the battery the opposite direction, to give the wires more slack.

Yesterday Bruce helped Travis maiden his 70$ 1.5m HK motorglider. I think it all went well, except that we learned on the second flight that the only thing on the glider that came pre-assembled (the motor) was loose. Vic also helped us get a prop brake applied so that the glider can actually glide.

Thanks again everyone, we are all super excited to fly solo!
Bill

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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 08:38:41 am »
Re: On the Apprentice, Mike had one issue where he lost power to the motor during flight but was able to maintain control and set it down in the field (on long final). When we got to the airplane, we noticed the battery had unplugged on landing. The battery still had plenty of charge, so we don't think the ESC had cut off power. Our best idea is that the battery connection was loose, causing the esc to shut down and reboot repeatedly during flight. And since Mike had some throttle applied, the esc wouldn't arm. We think a simple fix is to mount the battery the opposite direction, to give the wires more slack.

Your conclusions sound logical as well as the solution.  You guys obviously aren't just pretty faces.  ;D

(Photo compliments of Andy Hoffer - He was really disappointed the models weren't cooperatively posing for him)
« Last Edit: July 13, 2018, 08:43:42 am by bweaver »

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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 04:24:53 pm »
No obvious problems with the Bix's receiver. We will just try to keep an eye on positioning, making sure the two wires are 90 degrees to one another.

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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 01:39:51 am »
@Oscar , great video! Do you know who was flying the bird off your right wing at 1:52?

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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 03:05:07 am »
 :o :o :o
I use a different angle to play the part you mention.  I didn't evey know there was a bird flew by my plane. 





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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2018, 06:41:54 am »
Awesome!

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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2018, 07:58:48 am »
Wow, what an amazing video, Oscar!  Do you mind sharing more info on this video system? Is it taken with a 360-degree fish eye lens with post processing to come up with the final video?

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Re: Flight instruction this Wed. July 11
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2018, 11:04:00 am »
Hi Frank, yes.  It's done with the 360 camera called Insta360 One.  The camera comes with the editing software, Insta360 Studio.  It has Android / iOS / Mac / PC version.  The software can't compare with Photoshop Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut, but it's sufficent to do the work.  Best of all, it's FREE.  My 360 editing are done thru Insta360 Studio PC version.

If you purchase it from Insta360 store, it's $410CDN include shipping. https://store.insta360.com/product/one
Or from GearBest for $399CDN with free shipping. https://www.gearbest.com/action-cameras/pp_931300.html

The footage is so stable because it has 6 gryos stabilization built-in.  The camera can shot upto 1.4k footage.  Footage is stored on micro-SD card.  You need to get the high-end micro-SD (UHS-1) because it's storing large data.  I bought this one from BestBuy.  https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/samsung-evo-plus-32gb-95mb-s-microsdhc-uhs-1-memory-card/10717558.aspx?

The phone works best for iphone / ipad.  For Android, you need a special adaptor (additional cost) and newer model Android phone is not compatible (for example, Samsung S9).  Note: Camera itself can run without the phone.  It's only for instant sharing to facebook or extra storage.

For accessories, I bought the bullet-time selfie stick.  Here is the footage on bullet-time.