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12v Steppers

12v to variable stepper, with FPV on the horizon, i took the opportunity to grab a few, besides its nice to have pure 4.8v to servos etc on bigger planes.   They arrived today 5/06/18 and wow they are small, i’m going to have a fun time trying to work with these small parts. Thank fully I have the magnifying glass.

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LS8 Rudder Push/Pull

Push pull rudder for the LS8, would have been nice if the rear was a little wider to hide the linkage system, but hey chinese, what do you expect.

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$1.50 Voltage Monitor

Found these little rippers on Aliexpress for $1.50ea. Minimal draw if constantly connected, but i’ll just have it disabled and can check the volts between flight.

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433mhz tx FPV

This is so cool, have started looking into FPV, have ordered a little bit of gear to get started, but this tx will be the start to an on board barometer with a tone.  There are a few vids around showing the setup, but basically it grabs an signal using an Adriouno board which converts it to a tone and sends it to the tx, the tx then pushes the signal to a handheld 433mhz UHF unit. The video below…

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Radian First Flight

What a gentle little plane, just floats. Had 5-6 climb outs with two batteries, even managed to get a ripper thermal that i had to apply the spoilers out to get out of it. Well worth the $$’s  

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Radian XL2.6M

So, ever since I moved into my house in Toowoomba i’ve always wanted to toss a plane off the deck at the back of the house, we have about 1.5 acres which sits up high on a hill. The landing zone is a little tight for something built up or composite. Now yipee, I can toss the Radian, sit back and thermal around and when bored, land and then not have to worry about breaking something. I’ll post a video…

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