090 Plane Gate

by FliteTest | October 11, 2015 | (8) Posted in Podcasts

 

Chris and Andre are all over the map with this one. it's a mixed bag of old stories,new stories,products and Q&A questions. Thanks for listening and if you have questions, ideas or suggestions go check out the all things podcasty on the flitetest forum.

 

 

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would you fly a quadcopter with a TV remote?

Skypan's 1.9 million FAA fine

this might be a game changer for sure

one favorite moment for all the Afterhours crew

slope soaring with Wayne at "the farm'

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COMMENTS

BigSexy on October 11, 2015
Ep. 87 says GP I have seen it used in a lot of places. I am a bit of a noob so what does it mean? There are a lot of acronyms and abbreviations I see in the hobby and have no idea what some of them are.
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The-One-Who-Never-Crashes on October 11, 2015
GP stands for "Grand Prix";
FC stands for "Flight Controller";
FF stands for "Free Flight" (or Flite Fest);
CL stands for "Control Line";
FPV stands for First Person View; and
FT stands for Flite Test!

If you are a subscriber to the AMA's Model Aviation magazine, you can find a list of all the acronyms related to flight.

I hope this helps!
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TimmyGT on October 11, 2015
I did not get to listen yet but I did just read the article about the lawsuit, someone commented that the faa is trying to fine a company for violating rules that weren't in place at the time of the incidents is just flat out false, although there were no regulations in regards to "drones", it has always been a rule that, to operate an aircraft, manned or unmanned, in class bravo airspace you need to either have prior Atc authorization or you need to have two way radio communications with the Control Tower servicing the airspace and an operating mode c transponder. Exceptions can be made through prior coordination with the control tower. I am a controller at La Guardia airport and our class bravo airspace includes all of Manhattan and the Hudson River. This is the busiest airspace in the world and someone should not be operating ANYTHING in that airspace without the knowledge of the control tower, it is irresponsible and outright dangerous. I love this hobby and I defend it every step of the way but this is wrong, period.
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FliteTest on October 11, 2015
Great point.. I do have a question for people in that area to fly Rc r they restricted to certain area and r they allowed the 400' feet. The other thing that bothers me though why the FAA waited this long. I think they should have put a stop to it right away and maybe thrown there standard 10k fine at them. If there was an incident or if this was a second offense then ok give them the big fine. Having a commercial pilots license and loving RC I have mixed feelings on things. I'm sure your in the same boat sometimes. Thanks for the info chris
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TimmyGT on October 11, 2015
There are a couple of flying fields in the area but the are outside the initial 5 or 6 mile ring around the airport and they have to be licensed by the operators of the field and must remain below 400ft agl. I just finished listening and I second Andre's thoughts on the scout...it was the 1st plane that I had success with and was an easy build and alot of fun to fly! I also got a chance to build a Bloody Baron and all I can say is wow! I would recommend it to anyone as a 1st 4 channel experience, just use the lighter power pack and some 1500-1600mah batteries and it is a dream to fly. I used my 2200mah packs and it flew well too but I did have to carry more speed to keep it up.
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etegration on October 12, 2015
Thank you for covering the Hobbyking fiasco.
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andre on October 14, 2015
Yes they did put out an email earlier this week and returned the pricing and shipping model back to normal.
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etegration on October 14, 2015
could be too little too late. what were they thinking?! not smart at all from what i thought were smart business people.
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Ano Pilot on October 12, 2015
Quite good, this one. However, please put the music at the end on quieter because I often listen to your podcasts in the night to help me sleep and the blessed 'music' wakes me up: very annoying.
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FliteTest on October 13, 2015
Haha that's funny.... And that's after I turned it down a few notches in editing. Chris
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Digital Wolf on October 13, 2015
It is Staufenbiel there is no R in it xD and to say au in german/dutch it looks like ow from the word cow in english so when you say Stowfenbiel you should say it right like how it need to be said 😜
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FliteTest on October 13, 2015
Oh thank you for the correct pronunciation. I knew I had it wrong and that someone would correct me. Chris
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Digital Wolf on October 14, 2015
No Problem m8 haha it was more like you wanted me to correct you haha it is always funny when people mess up with german or dutch words 😜 Love to meat you some day when i have enought money to come over to Flite Fest!
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TurboNinjaStix on October 15, 2015
Hey, Chris, I always love listening to your podcasts when I'm in the car, either on my monthly two hour roadtrips or spread out over a day or two of my daily commutes. Let me just say that honestly, we don't mind if you guys ramble off topic occassionally or if the studio quality is just a little raw. Feels more like we're really there with you so don't sweat it 😁 I was wondering if you guys ever check out FoxTech for fpv or miltirotor stuff. I just saw a neat little camera/tx called the Sky hd-01 (by Skyzone, maybe?). Says it's 1080p and has an integrated vtx for $99. Aeems worth a look. Also, ever check out Ali Shanmao's tilt rotor mini quad? I see that concept catching on in mini quad racing in the future. I'm sure Alex has peeked at it. Anyway, take care and happy landings. - Jason from Apple Valley, Minnesota.
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TurboNinjaStix on October 15, 2015
Here's the link: http://www.foxtechfpv.com/skyhd01-aio-58g-1080p-hd-fpv-wireless-transmitter-dv-camera-p-2082.html
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andre on October 16, 2015
That is neat.
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