Category: RC Park Flyer

Jay and Michael received an email request asking for an explanation on how to pick the proper Motor and ESC combo’s.  The email came from Jim a gas flyer that on occasion will fly electric and was wondering about converting some of his Glow type airplanes to electric.  Michael has several gas airplanes that were converted from the start and flown as electric.  The guys discuss the different styles of flying and how to go about measuring the watts of power to get the gas or glow equivalent in your electric conversion.  Please feel free to email us stories of your conversions or any suggestions that you might have on picking motor and ESC combos. Thanks for joining us and we look froward to your next visit.

Michael and Jay talk about dual rate set ups and how Expo works.

 

Special Thanks to Doug LeRoy for bringing up some items that we needed to add to our podcasts. Please be a responsible RC Flyer and follow the law in your area.

Michael and Jay sit down with Peter at his shop to chat about First Person View flying

 

Please note that the ParkFlyer Podcast staff would like to remind everyone that Flying FPV requires following the Law.  In the USA almost all FPV platforms require Licensing.  Please look into the regulations for your country and plan accordingly.  In the USA you can go to http://www.arrl.org/getting-your-technician-license to research licensing requirements.

LEVEL 1: Technician Class License

  • Exam Requirement: 35-question Technician Written Exam (Element 2).
  • Privileges: All VHF/UHF Amateur bands (frequencies above 30 MHz).
    Limited operations in certain HF bands. 

The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications. Morse code is not required for this license. With a Technician Class license, you will have all ham radio privileges above 30 MHz. These privileges include the very popular 2-meter band. Many Technician licensees enjoy using small (2 meter) hand-held radios to stay in touch with other hams in their area. Technicians may operate FM voice, digital packet (computers), television, single-sideband voice and several other interesting modes. You can even make international radio contacts via satellites, using relatively simple station equipment. Technician licensees now also have additional privileges on certain HF frequencies. Technicians may also operate on the 80, 40 and 15 meter bands using CW, and on the 10 meter band using CW, voice and digital modes.

Your Hosts discuss the safety aspect of flying RC.  Some do’s and Dont’s on the RC field along with a few stories of things that have happened to each of them. Common sense is a great way to prevent disasters while performing any repairs on your models.  Please feel free to comment on other safety tips you might have.

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