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Posted by: secant0give
18-05-2015, 05:46 PM
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It's on again !!

NSW pylon is having a race day at Pittown

"Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Model Aero Club"
Pittown bottoms rd Pittown.

More info here


Check out the nswpylon facebook page!!

Electric classes will be
HK fun fighters ie Rarebears,
EF1 class

IC classes will be

Practice is possible on Saturday after lunch, bring something, anything, along to fly at what is one of the best fields in the country (second only to PRCAC's McCoy park)

Racing is on Sunday!!

Come along bring your race planes and get amongst it !!
Bring along anything and I promise it will be fitted into a class !!
Have a go at the most fun and exciting Model aircraft competition there is.

Do some time keeping get involved see how it's all done

Seriously it's worth it, just to hear one of Micky T's stories.

See you there !!

Here's some video from last year

Directions to the field are as follows:

Go west along Windsor road until you get to the McGrath's Hill pub and take a right follow that down until you get to Pittown Bottoms rd take a left (the turn off is just before the golfcourse) Follow Pittown Bottoms road down amongst the turf farms until you get to an orange shed on the left hand side and there should be a sign saying "Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Model Aero Club" turn left into the gate and follow the road down to the flying field. It's pretty easy to find.

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Posted by: symowallo
17-05-2015, 01:05 PM
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No need for me to say anything other than "I learnt a lot about CG yesterday and how to not trust the manual"

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Posted by: BOB
15-05-2015, 07:09 PM
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Hi everybody. Not sure which FPV gear to buy I’ve seen Jasons equipment and I got until you it might be cheap but it seems to work extremely well , reading some of the forums this seems to me a bit of a problem with some of the monitors been able to see the screen in full sun properly even with sunshades?, And as well they can range from $130 to over $200, If you are unfortunate to drop one of these monitors they certainly don’t bounce real well , it is also the question of how to mount the monitor there is a bracket that can attach it to your radio though there are questions about that really working real well the other option is on a tripod but not sure how good that is either.

The other question is the rules concerning FPV set down by our very good friends MAAA, my understanding of the rules is a bit vague maybe we need a clarification from MAAA
all the state body. All does the committee already have them?.

Kind regards, Bob.

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Posted by: disoriented
14-05-2015, 09:58 PM
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This is officially A Big Deal in the admittedly small world of 3D RC planes.

It is probably fair to say that EF and 3DHS, both American companies, have dominated 3D competitions over the past few years, with our own Precision Aerobatics getting an honourable mention. There are more similarities than differences, but in general each brand occupies a specific sub-niche:

EF - relatively heavy, built like a tank (my yellow 64" MXS being a good example), carries lots of momentum into tumbling maneuvers.

3DHS - jack of all trades, somewhere in between the other two

PA - relatively light, almost foamy-like behavior, emphasis on low 'n' slow.

As a side-effect of the merger, the combined entity (EF becomes the parent brand) is also introducing several lines of non-3D planes, though I expect (hope) the 3D stuff will remain their primary focus.

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Posted by: BOB
06-05-2015, 03:17 PM
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Hi guys. Quick question what’s size solder to use when soldering ESC to Power distribution board.
I had it prop strike on the right rear ESC and looks like it’s destroyed it.

Kind regards, Bob.

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Posted by: fly_away
02-05-2015, 10:12 AM
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95% of rain? 20 Kmph winds? really? Thumbs are twitching.. I am thinking of thinking of heading to Riverwood not been there ever but just heard. Anyone thinking of flying this weekend pls let me know where and when I would like to join. Thanks


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Posted by: Flying fisho
28-04-2015, 08:12 PM
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Hi guys, thought I would start a new thread on this subject so as to keep postings from straying of topic.
Surgery went to plan & day 2 is seeing a reduction of pain & on the road to recovery.
Many thanks to all who posted well wishes. Catch you guys at the field when I am mobile again, even for just a chat.

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Posted by: Chris Mc
26-04-2015, 08:48 AM
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RC Flyers come from all walks of life, Salesmen, Engineers, Computer Geeks and even those bastards at the Taxation Office Biggrin
I myself, am a member of the Hills District Pipe Band and we had the honour and privilege this year to play alongside the Australian Army Band at the Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in Martin Place. Thought I would share a couple of pics.


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Posted by: Kedumba
22-04-2015, 10:28 AM
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Sitting here staring out my windows watching the rain pouring out of the sky and thinking about what to make for my next project. It occurs to me it might be fun to make a quadcopter to mount my gopro too and as well, perhaps some FPV gear and do some nice videos like I see on youtube and tv doco's. Not just at the field but at other places (beach, mountains, parks etc)

Jumped onto the Internets and googled "quadcopter for GoPro" and was overwhelmed with choices. Quickly realised I had no idea even where to start so I thought I'd throw it out to the Quad guys in the club for some suggestions. Here is what I'm thinking I want:

I'd like to be able to mount my GoPro so I can do aerial videos. Gimbal mount would be nice but happy to have it fixed.

I'd also like to optionally mount some FPV gear. I notice that there are some really lightweight cameras and Tx's around now which would be good.

Would be really nice if it operated off a 3S 2200mah Lipo so I wouldn't have to buy a bunch of new batteries.

Reasonably good flight controller. I don't want to be doing loops or flips or anything, I just would like to have steady stable flight. I don't need GPS or any of those other fancy wossinames although if these were options for future expansion it would be good.

Not cost a fortune. I don't have a budget for this yet but I wouldn't want to spend more than $150-$200 on it. If it can't be done for this price then I don't think I want to do it Frown

I found the S500 FR4 Glass Fiber Quad Copter 480mm PNF Combo on the Hobbyking website. Seems ok to me. I'd be keen to see what others think of it?

Does anyone else have any better ideas for doing the things I want? Thanks in advance for all suggestions.

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