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    Have you tried flying one like this? It is far...

    Have you tried flying one like this? It is far more challenging than flying aerobatics with fixed wing aircraft.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imqkJ28UgUY
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    I gather you don't fly airliners Sport? 200...

    I gather you don't fly airliners Sport?

    200 Kts is slow for an airliner and as you know the stall speed increases with extra G load.

    Manoeuvrability at 200 Kts in an airliner is severely...
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    LOL… I hear you. Not totally familiar with...

    LOL… I hear you. Not totally familiar with the fuel sensors as I haven't flown with glow for years but saw this recently
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    Great to hear - you will love this radio - I use...

    Great to hear - you will love this radio - I use the logical switches for a number of features - IE in my multicopters - if throttle is more than 5% above or below centre for greater than 4 seconds...
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    I have no doubt the pilots see them but at what...

    I have no doubt the pilots see them but at what distance? and how much time does that give them to react?.

    Here is a challenge for anyone reading this thread - can you spot the drone in this...
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    For what it's worth FLAPHappy I agree 100%. ...

    For what it's worth FLAPHappy I agree 100%.

    Spotting a 50cm drone at 1 mile is like spotting a fly sitting on a blade of grass 30 yards away. (Not impossible but highly unlikely)

    Flying at...
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    I have both the DX8 and the Taranis and it is no...

    I have both the DX8 and the Taranis and it is no contest in my opinion - Bang for buck the Taranis is the stand out winner.

    I use it almost exclusively now due to programming flexibility, voice...
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    Ok I understand you are talking about a specific...

    Ok I understand you are talking about a specific incident - my comments are in general relating to airliners seeing and avoiding drones.

    There are a few examples in this thread, which one are you...
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    In theory this sounds good, I agree and can...

    In theory this sounds good, I agree and can assure you that any decent pilot will do everything in his power to avoid a collision, including moving away from a potential risk.

    I am not sure if...
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    Obviously it wouldn't matter to them but you are...

    Obviously it wouldn't matter to them but you are not seeing the big picture. It would matter a great deal to the families of the victims and be a strong deterrent to a repeat incident.

    Why did...
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    A pilot should make every effort to see and avoid...

    A pilot should make every effort to see and avoid other aircraft where possible.

    However, as any pilot knows, an object on a collision course will appear stationary in your window - if you are...
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    Hi HoundDog. Take a look at this page which...

    Hi HoundDog.

    Take a look at this page which describes the different dimensions of circling area for the 5 categories. ...
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    The one thing that gets overlooked in these...

    The one thing that gets overlooked in these discussions are the IFR circling areas around airports.

    I agree with your numbers for an ILS approach or a visual approach on the PAPI - 3 degrees (IE...
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    With a similar geometry what you say is true. ...

    With a similar geometry what you say is true. But how many planes have control surfaces that deflect 45 degrees up and down?

    With a control surface that only moves 20 degrees (10 up and 10...
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    A follow up. Due to work commitments I didn't...

    A follow up.

    Due to work commitments I didn't fly this for over two months but have been testing it further in recent weeks.

    While initial impressions were good, further exploration of the...
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    RC and model trains - sometimes both at the same...

    RC and model trains - sometimes both at the same time.
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    They fixed the slow reboot five years ago with quick connect. The AR8000 and later receivers operate to low voltage levels similar to other brands. It was only the first series of DSM2 receivers...
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    Using it mainly on Multicopters as these are my...

    Using it mainly on Multicopters as these are my latest builds.

    Receivers are
    2 x X8Rs - each with GPS and cell voltage sensors
    1 x X6R
    1 x Delta 8
    3 x D4R-II

    All are connected to the fight...
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    Amazing!.
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    Agreed, a good RF Link is vital. Futaba is...

    Agreed, a good RF Link is vital. Futaba is excellent and Taranis also has one of the best in the industry. This has been well documented.
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    Certain model receivers, such as the X8R also...

    Certain model receivers, such as the X8R also have S.Bus which allows 1-16 channels or you can bind two of them to have 16 channels via the normal servo ports.

    Receiver 1 with be channels 1-8 and...
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    If you buy it from Aloft Hobbies...

    If you buy it from Aloft Hobbies you get excellent support. Wayne is also very active on RCG answering questions and assisting newcomers.

    If you are in Australia, I can highly recommend...
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    You can bind multiple receivers to the same model...

    You can bind multiple receivers to the same model with Spektrum, the only proviso is that you can't bind a DSM2 only receiver with a DSMX version. If using the same model receiver you can bind as...
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    They won't work with the FASST receivers but...

    They won't work with the FASST receivers but FrSky make a receiver called the Delta 8, it works with Futaba FHSS, Hitech A FHSS and the FrSky system used by the Taranis. It's a great little...
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    Give Wayne at Aloft Hobbies a call or send him an...

    Give Wayne at Aloft Hobbies a call or send him an email. He responds quickly and will definitely be able to help you.

    http://www.alofthobbies.com/contact
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