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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:

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

Very interesting, especially the motor vectoring....

That will be decided by Jay, but it probably won’t be until the evenings are longer and the weather stabilizes.

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..

General Discussion / Re: Classic Canadian Test Pilot Documentary
« on: April 06, 2018, 12:05:59 PM »
It was great seeing some of those old Canadian iconic aircraft in actual flight.

FPV at KRCM / Re: Flying Crash Mystery
« on: March 31, 2018, 11:10:01 AM »
Here is a final update on the crash mystery.  Merrill Baker found both models within 30 feet of each other. The mini buckle was slightly damaged but the explorer fuse was destroyed.

The transmitter was returned from Horizon Hobbies.  They could find NOTHING wrong but changed out the RF module anyway hummmm. They also replaced a couple broken switches (which weren’t broken when shipped).  Since they could not find a problem, I am still nervous and switched to Graupner.

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.....

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

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.

« 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.

FPV at KRCM / Re: FPV Startup Information and Ideas
« on: March 07, 2018, 12:41:21 PM »
Last summer while I was flying my racing quadcopter using FPV, another multirotor pilot turned on his machine also using an FPV transmitter.  Needless to say, his machine being closer than mine already flying, took over my googles so that I only saw his and not my own. I immediately chopped my throttle as I could no longer see where I was and let my quadcopter fall to the ground. (No damage).

I changed both band and frequency so that I am now on BAND “B” AND CHANNEL “4” which is frequency 5790 MHz.

For those who wish to deck out an airplane or quadcopter, with FPV gear for a little over $80.00 go and check out the 3 in one camera system at Leading Edge. It consists of a 600 tvl camera, built in 0 - 200 miliwatt transmitter and right hand circular polarized antenna. The whole thing can be powered by a not included 150 mah indoor type battery.

Here is a picure of it

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

FPV at KRCM / Re: Flying Crash Mystery
« on: September 11, 2017, 12:37:24 PM »
Thanks to Mike at Leading Edge, I have sent my DX9 back to Horizon with a description of the incidents.  Hopefully they will find a problem......

FPV at KRCM / Re: Flying Crash Mystery
« on: August 18, 2017, 06:46:56 PM »
It seems it is a transmitter problem.  both planes had different receivers in them. the explorer had a lemon stabilizer with remote receiver. the mini buckle had a dsmx dual antenna system. 

PS I did a range check and it barely worked at 30 meters..all controls very sluggish.. I will pull the trasmitter apart and check the antenna connections and then send it to horizon through the store for evaluation.


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:

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

FPV at KRCM / Re: Flying Crash Mystery
« on: August 11, 2017, 01:51:35 PM »
A day later, I brought my FPV explorer to the field to try and stop my lost mini buckle. This plane has dozens of FPV flights on it at distances at least twice as far as this last one.  At about 300 meters out, same place as the mini buckle it went crazy and went in.   

Merrill Baker found both planes for me.  They were less than 10 meters apart. The mini buckle had minor damage, but the ft explorer is toast.  Except for a flat battery in the mini buckle, all of the electronics still worked. 

Seems like my Spektrum DX9 has lost output power somehow.....?

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