Category: RC Park Flyer

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.

Welcome to Season 2 of our Show.  The new year brings lots of new topics and great shows to our podcast. Tonights episode Michael and Jay talk about dressing up your aircraft.  Flying foam park flyers  with no color or markings makes it hard to see at longer distances, your hosts discuss their methods of making their aircraft visible while flying.

Its always a pleasure to have special guest on our show, especially ones that have worked in the hobby. Larry was part of a testing group that took on the task of testing out a variety of receivers for long range and connection tests. It was interesting talking to him about what he found. He was also able to work with the folks over at Lemon receivers and do some initial testing for them. He joins us from Colorado Springs, Co to discuss the topic of receivers and Open Tx firmware as a follow up to our Radio episode. Thanks for Joining us Larry and look forward to having you on our show again

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

We wanted to release a Christmas episode for all the wonderful gifts we were thinking about this year. Michael and Jay talk about some great gifts for under the tree and get a chance to call Mike B and Larry M again to see what is on their holiday lists.  Please checkout our Episode page for all the weblinks to the products we discuss.  If you decide to pick up any of the products we suggest please come back to our website and leave a comment about your purchase.  If you subscribe to our podcast please leave us a comment and log onto iTunes and give us a star rating and review.  We are also on RC Groups now as well so check us out.   Thanks and have a great Holiday Season.

Parkflyer Podcast Team

 

 

Michael and Jay discuss the pros and cons of a three channel and four channel set up.  Using the rudder or aileron channel. Michael gets a chance to go to the park and have group discussion with the guys on the same topic. Let us hear your thoughts on how you set up your three channel receivers.

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