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Speedy little thing with the wind behind you!

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Pull_Up, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Pull_Up

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    So I nearly got the world record speed for a Vision this afternoon ("world" meaning only everyone who's put a Flytrex on a Vision... bit like the "World Series", mmm? ;) ). One Vision ahead of me in the rankings. This thing looks and sounds quite impressive going overhead at nearly 60mph.

    And yes, I was cheating - winds were 22mph, gusting 32mph. But I was getting twitchy and needed a bit of air time, so my son and I headed off to a nearby footpath through a big field and just had a bit of fun until we got cold and it started to rain.

    The GPS hold even in these conditions was really, really impressive. During my initial close-in test hover you could really see the thing working on all axes and in height, too. And my seven-year-old could still fly it, too.
     
  2. OI Photography

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    We stopped inviting you when you kept showing up with the wrong bats :D

    Nice speed there, bucko! What was your payload or AUW (approx) at the time?
     
  3. Pull_Up

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    Stock + 10g worth of Flytrex core, 5g worth of Flytrex y-cable, 12g worth of lens filter kit and 6g of UV filter (just using that as a lens protector). The top speed run was done in ATTI mode.
     
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    Very nice. I bet it was impressive when it came roaring by - especially at 10 feet. I've done some very much milder high speed passes (one yesterday - a roll past at about 100' with 20 mph winds.) To watch it swoop past has a high cool factor. Congrats on the badge and record.
     
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    Congrats you just nicked my Flytrex position... I suppose I will have to now wait for the next buttock clenching hurricane session and try to pinch that back :D
     
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    My skills are climbing and as I live in one of the windiest places on the planet ..... Im a comin for ya's ..... LOL ;)

    Had 120kms past the house the last big weather day .....
     
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    LOL!! good one!


    Congrats pullup on the speed record. I am too chicken I think to fly in 22mph!!
     
  8. Pull_Up

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    Useless for any photographic endeavours of course. I wouldn't have flown in this a couple of months ago, either. Confidence in self and the machine increases as time goes on. That and always sending her off upwind first to assess your ground speed is actually going to enable you to get back at the end of the downwind run!
     
  9. GMANNZ

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    347 MPH ??? ... on a P1 think your right CSF ...... either that or he strapped to the side of a commercial flight leaving town :)
     
  10. OI Photography

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    Statpadding on a Phantom :lol:
     
  11. GMANNZ

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    List one with Mach 2.4 :lol:
     
  12. ladykate

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    Yeah... someone will always screw with something like this. They deserve a special place in hell. It isn't even a good ego trip - it just shows the guy is a smart-a$$ kid (at heart... maybe he/she is 70). What do you have if you don't have honor?

    It is easy to tell the charlatans, though. Serious people will simply ignore the stupid stuff.
     
  13. amrflyingdude

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    Nice!! I gotta try it one day! although taking off in those winds really chickens me out. Not for weak hearts! :)