Hobby thread.

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Diwrnach, Mar 14, 2015.

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  1. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    So I mentioned I fly FPV (first person view) rc planes etc ages ago and people mentioned it was a cool hobby, so thought I would post a video of a quick flight I had the other evening, ignore my friends dress, he runs a metalshop business and we both just legged it from work to get some quick flying in.

    This footage is poor quality, it is the exact footage I see through my goggles on the ground, it is also the whole flight so the first half of the video is worth skipping as it is just climbing to altitude so all you get to see is sky pretty much lol.

     
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  2. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Skip to about 8 or 9 mins, also worth noting this is a quick and dirty set up so the audio and video are quite poor, I am doing this with a directional antenna on my goggles and having to use my head to point it at the plane 2km away and a km high, so it isn't very accurate as you can imagine, I am high enough to be in the clouds but unfortunately there wasn't any on this evening.
     
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    wow enjoyed that it goes up quite high enjoyed the landing.

    not so much into hobbies myself these days unless you count watching tv.

    but a lot on here do marine fish keeping which I have done...and also a lot like fishing and gardening all things I do like...

    I await your next video...its very realistic...:D
     
  4. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Nice, I am also a carp fisherman, have been since I was about 6 lol, best is a 38lb ghost.

    Also used to keep fish, had a 180 gallon tank with Oscar, catfish, tinfoil barbs etc.

    I'll try and get some better footage next time, I usually stick a recording camera on, but this is a fairly new plane with pan and tilt and coming up with a clever way of mounting another camera at the moment.

    The weather has been bloody awful as well, so not much flying lately.
     
  5. daveyboy

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    Excellent hobby Diwrnach
    Looks good fun
    I once built a petrol plane for a friend and we made the engine from scratch as he is a cnc programmer..was a good feelimg to finally fly it
    I fly fish for pike and carp and have my allotment
    Normal fishing bores me but am happy with my 6ft stalking lure rod or my saltwater fly rod taking carp off the surface with bread or floating dog biscuits
    Had a 22lb2oz pike on the fly..hard work..my dream is to go fly fishing for bonefish in cuba
     
  6. Diwrnach

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    Yeah it is a good feeling finally getting her to fly.

    That plane has pretty much everything on it, autopilot with return to home, auto level, gps lock, waypoints etc, along with uhf for long range.

    Quite complicated really, I do have other planes one of which is just a camera and video transmitter for the chuck it and fly times.

    Have a antenna tracker coming in the next couple of weeks, that can use a very narrow beam long range video antenna and it keeps it pointed at the plane the whole flight, should be awesome.

    Also love my fishing, only fly fished a couple of times, but do like stalking carp off the top and lure fishing for pike.
     
  7. Diwrnach

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    Flown out to 7km so far, with new tracker and a plane I am planning should be able to fly 20km or more, with a potential 2 hour flight time.
     
  8. daveyboy

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    I have a fox stalking rod and 100s of artificial lures
    Love the rubber ones
    Nothing better than pike or carp on the fly
    Traditionalists would hate me as i have a heavy duty saltwater rod with huge pike flys tied on 1/0 hooks and other big sea hook sizes
    And a little brook rod which i am happy to put real maggots on the hook and trot it downriver with floating line instead of trotting with floats and proper rod

    See i never do anything properly lol
     
  9. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    As long as you enjoy it who cares what others think?

    Its one of the reasons I don't carp fish much these days, so many of the anglers now think they are on a fashion parade, they come and inspect your gear and you can see the mocking look in their eyes because you don't have the latest and greatest bite alarm, because you know having the best gear makes you the best fisherman.....
     
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    But the old boy with the ancient battered gear but 45 years experience will be a better fisherman

    I do it my way as i enjoy it and i don't care what other think as i always have fun and catch fish
     
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