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Morning Crew / Re: Found: blue sun umbrella on Aug 16
« Last post by Andy Hoffer on Today at 12:14:19 pm »
This will be great for keeping visitors cool in the Loo!

Thanks Richard!!

Andy
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General Discussion / Re: A great day at TEMAC.
« Last post by Andy Hoffer on Today at 12:12:03 pm »
Glenn was picture perfect at the Morning Crew BBQ on Thursday.  Thanks for the great show Glenn!!

Andy
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General Discussion / Re: A great day at TEMAC.
« Last post by Andy Hoffer on Today at 11:10:00 am »
The weather was warm but not too hot, and there was a shifting breeze, but no strong winds.

I was there from noon to 5pm.

There was lots of coordinated flying: big P47's, Cessna's, combat, and lots of fun. I flew my 1/4 scale Tiger Moth 3 times!

I saw Oscar, Vadim, Greg C, Glenn, Bruce, Loy, Carlos, Jeff, Simon (Chapman), John, and Bill Vining (who, with Glenn, flew the best flight of a gyrocopter that I have ever seen, the flight eliciting applause!). There were others there too!

Who else?

Hi All,

Here are a couple of photos of @BillVining and one of his gyrocopters, which he used yesterday to give me a master class in the finer points of actually getting a gyro to fly!

Thanks Bill, and again, congrats!

Andy



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Morning Crew / Found: blue sun umbrella on Aug 16
« Last post by Richard_RC_Guy on Today at 08:02:35 am »
Someone left a blue sun umbrella at the North end tables on Thur. Aug 16.  I think it belongs to Andy C.
I put it inside the storage box behind the outhouse.

Regards,
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Flight Instruction / Re: Flight Instruction August 14th is a GO
« Last post by Bill B on Yesterday at 06:37:32 pm »
Close! He's Devin.
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General Discussion / TEMAC FPV Rules
« Last post by sihinch on Yesterday at 10:57:29 am »
Hi Everyone,

Please see our latest and current FPV rules for Rogofield.

FPV RULES:
1. Before plugging in, check that no one is flying FPV.
2. Check to see if anyone else is about to turn on their FPV system.
3. Tag the frequency you would like to use on the frequency board with a peg.
4. Turn on your aircraft with FPV (ensure no one is flying) and switch to the proper channel.
5. If there are multiple people flying FPV, try to coordinate to fly together or once they have landed. Taking off while someone is flying far away can cause interference.
6. Use a spotter to make sure you are not interfering with other aircraft, and to help locate your plane in case you lose FPV connection.
7. FPV systems are very sensitive, if someone is flying FPV, do not fly or walk by them within 15’ with an active video transmitter; even if you are on a different channel, this will create very strong interference with their system.
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General Discussion / Re: FPV at TEMAC
« Last post by sihinch on Yesterday at 10:56:11 am »
Here are preliminary guidelines I am thinking about:

FPV RULES:
1. Before plugging in, check that no one is flying FPV.
2. Check to see if anyone else is about to turn on their FPV system
3. Tag the frequency you would like to use on the frequency board
4. Turn on your aircraft with FPV (ensure no one is flying) and switch to the proper channel.
5. If there are multiple people flying FPV, try to coordinate to fly together or once they have landed. Taking off while someone is flying far away can cause interference.
6. Use a spotter to make sure you are not interfering with other aircraft, and to help locate your plane in case you lose FPV connection.
7. FPV systems are very sensitive, if someone is flying FPV, do not fly or walk by them within 15’ with an active video transmitter; even if you are on a different channel, this will create very strong interference with their system.

Use your spotter:
• MAAC requires a spotter to make sure another MAAC pilot can take control of your plane in case you loose FPV connection with your aircraft. If you are flying a multicopter or a fast plane, it is very unlikely that your spotter will be able to take control of your craft in time, however the spotter can tell you where you are, suggest certain maneuvers, and see exactly where you land (or dig a hole!!)
• If you do loose FPV connection, it could be for a moment, it could be due to equipment failure or it could be someone else plugging in. When flying a multicopter in “acro” mode, switch to angle mode (practice switching quickly), it will make it easier to avoid crashing, as it will let you hover (don’t power too much or too little). Your spotter can then guide you with less stress.
• If you lose FPV for more than 2 seconds, try to go straight and level, calmly pull off your goggles and have your spotter point to where your aircraft is. Chances are that you will be able to recover

Learning to fly FPV
• When learning to fly FPV, one of the hardest lessons is to understand your altitude (most FPV cameras have a very wide field of view which really distorts distance). Ask your spotter to tell you approximately what altitude you are flying until you get comfortable judging for yourself. Force yourself to go lower and lower (stay at a consistent level for the length of the runway) until you get used to your altitude.
• Landing FPV is very scary at first, you may want to fly level in front on you, pull off your goggles to land LOS (line of sight), but once you are comfortable with judging distance, you will love landing FPV (this relates to planes, landing a multicopter with the camera angled up, is not fun as you can only see the sky!!).
• You will also need to get used to where you are, when you are 300’ up or 1000’ away, you can forget where you are and have a hard time finding the runway.
• When flying FPV planes, your speed will also be very hard to judge, if you enjoy flying slow, you have to be aware that you can stall because you didn’t realize how slow you were going. Get to know your airplane LOS and be aware of wind speed and wind direction. An experienced spotter can guide you with that.

Hey everyone,

There was a little accident last night involving FPV; there was no damage or no harm done. It was more of a little reminder of the challenges of multiple people flying FPV.

So I thought I'd come on here today to review the rules, and check they were posted.  I found this (quote), which is good!  But realised we never formalised them or posted them at the field.  So here is an action for me.

Anyway, FPV flyers, please try to remember these rules for flying FPV at TEMAC.

Thanks,
Simon
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Flight Instruction / Re: Flight Instruction August 14th is a GO
« Last post by sihinch on Yesterday at 08:51:16 am »
It was a beautiful night last night, with superb conditions for flying.  I think the theme of the night was Apprentice battery adventures!

Congrats to Devon (? correct spelling?) from Ryerson for going solo for the first time.  8)

I had some fun shooting some air-to-air footage that I hope to post later this week.  Thanks to Travis for being a good sport, being my "target."  ;D
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Other Events / Re: E F 1 Racing at Orangeville
« Last post by sihinch on August 15, 2018, 10:03:35 pm »
Hi Ken, Racers,

Some of you know why, but right now I'm afraid I can't commit. I would love to be there - but I'm a maybe at best. Sorry!

I do have a new Outrageous to build for 2019 though!

Cheers,
S
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General Discussion / Re: Rc flying in the North
« Last post by sihinch on August 15, 2018, 10:02:18 pm »
Thanks for sharing Andre. Great article and great press for the hobby.

Do hope to see you on 26th.

Cheers,
S
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