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Upcoming Events at KRCM and elsewhere / GORD’S MEMORIAL
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:14:47 PM »
I hope to see as many friends of Gord as possible at the field at 12:00 on Sunday July 8th for a celebration of his life. If you have any of Gord’s planes, bring them out and if possible fly them in his memory.
Gord was always there when ever we needed help.
A lunch of burgers and soft drinks will be available at noon.

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Here is a very short video I took on June 9, 2018 using my Mobius camera mounted on the wing of my Fun Cub showing some of the features and area around the Deseronto Float Fly site.  The abrupt landing was caused by me using an uncharged battery.... MY BAD.


go to this URL:  https://youtu.be/ACWlgh4B_f0

Sorry, but the quality of the upload turned out very poor compared to the original.

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KRCM Flight Training Course & Training Nights / Wednesday night dinner
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:11:49 PM »
Again this year, I will be selling hotdogs and soft drinks at dinner time during our training season. The price will remain the same, $1.00 per hot dog, and $1.00 per soft drink.


See you at the field..

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FPV at KRCM / Good quality FPV video recording
« on: March 28, 2018, 10:24:12 AM »
Here is a FPV flight as recorded by the Mobius camera built in SD card.  This camera is plugged into a docking station which transmits it via 5.8 Ghz to my goggles.  The image transmitted to my goggles is the image I use to fly the airplane and is recorded as received by the goggles.  The image captured by my goggles is quite adequate to fly with but the video recorded directly by the camera is at least 4 times better.
Here is a video showing what the camera itself sees.....

https://youtu.be/FIWVkyGBssU

Here is what I see to fly the plane after it has been sent through the transmitter and receiver and displayed in my goggles.

https://youtu.be/IWJyAB963Bo






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Here is a quick little Youtube clip taken with my Mobius camera inside the KRCM club house showing some of the people who attended our club Chili Fest.


https://youtu.be/JkTYprQSj5A

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FPV at KRCM / FPV FREQUENCY CHART (PROPOSED)
« on: March 10, 2018, 12:07:12 PM »
As the band, channel and therefore the frequency of all video transmitters used in FPV can be easily changed, I propose for the time being that each KRCM club member who is interested in flying FPV at our field select an individual frequency to use. As an example, I have selected Band "B", Channel "4" which is "5790".


I therefore propose that we use the included frequency chart as a starting point.





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Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / Manta Racing wing
« on: October 24, 2017, 08:12:56 PM »
Reducing my hanger content. Blade BNF MANTA racing wing. 1.1 meter wing. Everything is installed, just add a battery, and bind to your Spektrum radio. Manual included
Asking only $60.00
Photo below


sorry, phone me at613-530-7088

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Here is a HD video taken from my nephew Jared LeMay's Typhoon drone.  Cliff Smith and Jay Kingston will probably be interested in this drone's eye view of the field.  It shows Cliff doing a pre giant scale test flight of Jay's giant stick..


Here is the link:   


https://Youtu.be/DFF6o091jXM


The video doesn't have sound, but is in high def..

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FPV at KRCM / Flying Crash Mystery
« on: August 09, 2017, 09:39:56 AM »
I was doing a test FPV flight using a FPV camera/transmitter combination on loan to me from Leading Edge Hobbies.  For the first time, I was using my red and white Canada Day mini-buckle #2 when for no apparent reason it went out of control.  I wasn't that far away, when it went in.  Maybe you can tell what happened from the video.


If yu pause the video and scroll frame by frame towards the end, you will see a few frames of what I saw at the last few seconds. About 27 seconds from the end.


Her is the link on youtube.  https://youtu.be/xQTKfJGmuQM


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FPV at KRCM / flying at Varty lake video
« on: July 19, 2017, 01:05:17 PM »
Just wanted folks to see what the planes see when float flying on Varty lake.  The ultra lite runway orientation and the circle road really show up well. I did not fly using FPV, but recorded the visual flight with my HD Mobius camera mounted on the top of my fun Cub wing.  This camera has sound, and it turned out great. There is enough vibration through the foam to make it sound like an airplane engine.  Enjoy


here is the yu tube link:  https://youtu.be/Rnp-8DpXnhI

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FPV at KRCM / Rolly and Wilf FPV Video
« on: July 07, 2017, 12:31:00 PM »
Here is a video of me following Rolly on Thursday July 6, 2017.  note the dense forest at the east end of the field.


go to you tube. https://youtu.be/iRFrzzbsHI4

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Thanks to every one for coming out and enjoying the great weather and flying at the KRCM float fly on Varty Lake. Thanks to Joan, Angie, and Marlene for helping with the noon hour meal. Thanks to Cliff for bringing out the soft drinks we all enjoyed.


Here are a few photos of the days events.

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FPV at KRCM / FPV video
« on: May 11, 2017, 08:05:26 PM »
Gary Droppo and I have been doing a bit of model flying using our FPV (first person view) equipment.  The flight was made using a foam board airplane I built for about $5.00.  It is an FT Explorer.  Here is a video I uploaded to youtube.  The upload left a lot to be desired, but it gives some great veiws of our field. If you havent tried FPV yet I highly recommend giving it a try.  Its really a blast and gives a totally different perspective of flying our toy airplanes.  We have discovered that it is very easy to become immersed in the experience that you lose track of time and how far away you are actually flying from the field.


Here is the link...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LiaM23FJoQ


PS there is no sound to this video.

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Here are a couple pictures of the "CHAIN GANG" slaving away at the field.


Enjoy

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FPV at KRCM / FT EXPLORER BUILD (FPV platform
« on: April 28, 2017, 12:58:51 PM »
Ever since Gary let me fly his FPV wing, I have had the bug to get into FPV myself.  I heard that Horizon Hobbies had a great deal on a ARF FPV equiped flying wing for $199.99 USD. I went to Leading Edge Hobbies and ordered one through Tony.  Of course after placing my order, I began checking out the reviews for the Manta and discovered that it may not be the ideal choice to practive FPV with.  The reviews all said that it was very fast, and did not like to slow down very much before tip stalling.  This obviously would make landing very tricky.  Then Reg brought out a Volantex Ranger to the field. This is a pod and boom high wing aiplane with a rear mounted motor.  Once I got over the sticker shock in US dollars, I decided that there must be another way to get a relatively slow flying airplane.  Thats when I discovered the FT (FLIGHT TEST) EXPLORER. It is also a high wing pod and boom airplane with the motor above the boom in the rear.  It is totally constructed from Dollar Tree Foam Board.  (Dollar Tree is located next door to the Red Lobster on Bath Road). The price is $1.25 per sheet. Here is the build so far using 1 sheet of foam costing $1.25 + HST.....


Next is the boom and tail feathers..

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