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08-08-2011 01:59 AM  6 years agoPost 1
Sophie Loader

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One of the guys in the archeology department asked me about the possability of using my Raptor90 for some AP work to survey a nearby area for Tumuli and suchlike. My R90 is a great heli and still kept in good flightworthy condition. I have never got involved in AP and was wondering if any of you had any opinions on the R90 for AP. This machine is currently setup for competition flying but it's a no brainer to consider it for alternative use. I expect it can handle the payload given it's blistering performance as a 3D machine and expect it would benefit for this application in using semi-symmetricals. Realistically, what kind of payload can be expected with the addition of a spotter monitor and a pan and tilt assembly with a digital SLR ?
Are there any existing resonance equations I can employ to determine the optimum mount damping factors or is this a suck it and see approach ?

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08-08-2011 04:35 PM  6 years agoPost 2
GyroFreakrrProfessor - Orlando Florida ...28N 81W - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Well, you could go this route.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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08-08-2011 04:42 PM  6 years agoPost 3
philip 01

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or is this a suck it and see approach ?

Watch at YouTube

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08-08-2011 04:49 PM  6 years agoPost 4
jschenck

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You'll probably find the #1 issue will be the nitro/oil fuel. Hovering your camera equipment in a fog of oil isn't optimal for taking pictures or the equipment. You can help the situation by putting a long tube to extend the exhaust out to the tail somewhere but you'll want to experiment since that might affect the tuning.

As far as resonance one way to really handle this is to suspend the camera cage below the heli with some short elastic straps. This will stop the vibrations from traveling to the camera equipment. - this is the way I've done AP anyway.

EDIT: take note the Logo is electric and uses elastic bands to hold the camera cage onto the skids of the heli.

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08-10-2011 01:03 AM  6 years agoPost 5
FILE IFR

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You'll probably find the #1 issue will be the nitro/oil fuel. Hovering your camera equipment in a fog of oil isn't optimal for taking pictures or the equipment. You can help the situation by putting a long tube to extend the exhaust out to the tail somewhere but you'll want to experiment since that might affect the tuning.
+ 1

If you're at the level of competition as you say, and have your .90 set-up as such, you must know about AP work and nitro oil not playing nicely together.

I'm close to calling you a 'Troll', because your question seems to be the most ridiculous, given the experience you suggest you have... If your question is genuine, then you probably may want to go the see it and suck it approach.

Futaba.. Always Imitated, Never Duplicated.

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08-10-2011 01:29 AM  6 years agoPost 6
McKrackin

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If you're at the level of competition as you say, and have your .90 set-up as such, you must know about AP work and nitro oil not playing nicely together.

I'm close to calling you a 'Troll', because your question seems to be the most ridiculous, given the experience you suggest you have...
What an ass....How does flying 3D give any insight into photography?

Exhaust wouldn't even cross my mind.The blades should blow it away.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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08-10-2011 01:33 AM  6 years agoPost 7
FILE IFR

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Exhaust wouldn't even cross my mind.The blades should blow it away.
LOL.

Well, you're obviously not much of a nitro guy, are ya?

... FYI, think harder before you speak.

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08-10-2011 01:36 AM  6 years agoPost 8
McKrackin

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I do fly nitro but never tried any AP.

It's not a given.
My heli doesn't even get oily.
The blades get some and a little on the boom but who knows about directly under it unless you try it or ASK ABOUT IT.

You need to stick with your Picco Z instruction.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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08-10-2011 01:44 AM  6 years agoPost 9
BladeStrikes

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I tried putting a camcorder on my nitro once and after 3 min's of flying,it was oil soaked.Can't see it on the heli but once you look at the len's of the camcorder,you'll know.Tried it in 3 spot's and nothing changed..

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08-10-2011 01:48 AM  6 years agoPost 10
McKrackin

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But you tried even though you're experienced.
That's my point.
You have to ask experienced people or try yourself.

Calling someone a troll for asking a legit question actually shows who the troll really is.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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08-10-2011 01:55 AM  6 years agoPost 11
FILE IFR

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Calling someone a troll for asking a legit question actually shows who the troll really is.
Well Ernie, you haven't seen the OP's 'Sexist' thread then...

... Once again, think before you speak.

If you need buddy-boxing on the Picco Z, let me know.

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08-10-2011 01:59 AM  6 years agoPost 12
McKrackin

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Well Ernie, you haven't seen the OP's 'Sexist' thread then...
yes I have and I PM'd her and applauded her for it.

You're one of the guys that are the problem.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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08-10-2011 02:05 AM  6 years agoPost 13
FILE IFR

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Wish you all the best McDowell, Peace out.

Futaba.. Always Imitated, Never Duplicated.

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08-10-2011 03:48 AM  6 years agoPost 14
philip 01

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i too question who sophie really is.

in the hot girls thread she/he/whoever commented about her and her girlfriend being '2 hot lesbians'. i wonder if this person is real?

maybe so. never heard that said on an rc heli site.

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08-10-2011 04:43 AM  6 years agoPost 15
whiskey

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Wow

Tough crowd!

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08-14-2011 01:20 AM  6 years agoPost 16
Sophie Loader

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LOL

I tried a cam on my R90 the other day and after dialing it down to be very docile, it worked a treat with the crude camera mounts I used.
I should have mentioned that I already have a cam setup on an Rex700 which gets regular use. I had never entertained the idea of using the R90 (because of the exhaust) until someone suggested it. I decided to give it a go as a simple experiment. The R90s exhaust system uses a tuned pipe so the exhaust emits further down the boom. With this advantage, I decided that it may help if the heli was a bit tail heavy to help provide some rearward draught of the exhaust during hover albeit the handling is worse. However, this all worked pretty well provided the heli wasn't facing away from the wind.
Given this and the flight times, the R90 is a clear winner as nitro can run so much longer, allowing for increased time for thinking about optimum camera angle and suchlike. With the low-res video downlink, it take's longer to decide on the best shot angle

Then there was the gasser. So perhaps the R90 needs restoring to its fun status and move to an AP gasser for such. Why didn't any of you guys mention this. I just thought of that as I was writing this.

Need some money.........

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