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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Pleasure boats, Sports, Race, Power and Leisure Boats: => Topic started by: IKB on May 10, 2016, 12:46:08 PM

Title: Club 500 FPV
Post by: IKB on May 10, 2016, 12:46:08 PM
Hi Guys,

Just for a bit of fun during our last Club 500 race at BMBS, I attached a cheap eBay keyfob spy cam to the top of the boat to see what it was like.... the camera is utter rubbish, but the footage is quite interesting:

https://youtu.be/8y5GtmbfqH0

Enjoy,

Alex
Title: Re: Club 500 FPV
Post by: derekwarner on May 10, 2016, 04:14:44 PM
 :-)....that appeard quite evenly matched until the 20 second point  <*<.....

In this Class 'Club 500 FPV', do you use constant speed/RPM & just a dab to Port on the rudder at each marker?

Derek
Title: Re: Club 500 FPV
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 10, 2016, 06:06:01 PM
actually thought the footage was pretty good for that type of Camera, not sure about the driver at the turning point !!
Title: Re: Club 500 FPV
Post by: IKB on May 10, 2016, 09:57:46 PM
Hi Guys,

Some replies to the questions asked:

Alex
Title: Re: Club 500 FPV
Post by: PeachyPM on May 11, 2016, 05:35:34 PM
Great Video Alex, but sorry to say you have 13pts (9+4) & Jon has 15pts (9+6). 
That was a classic Buoy Strike though.......
Title: Re: Club 500 FPV
Post by: PeachyPM on May 11, 2016, 06:03:54 PM
My apologies Alex, I got confused with the way Ian had posted the results, Jon's only on 10 isn't he? :-))


Here's a video of last years final race, which was a bit bonkers! %%


https://www.facebook.com/bridmodelboats/videos/762239577236447/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video

Title: Re: Club 500 FPV
Post by: Big Ada on May 11, 2016, 06:13:27 PM
Are you not using the M shaped course, as I did not see you turn Right at all .

Len.
Title: Re: Club 500 FPV
Post by: IKB on May 11, 2016, 10:14:01 PM
Hi Len,

No, we are using a triangular course running anti clockwise with a gate off the racing line, on the side nearest the starting gates.

Alex
Title: Re: Club 500 FPV
Post by: PeachyPM on May 12, 2016, 11:02:09 AM
Personally I think an "M" shape course could be fun, might be something for next years BMBS FE Captain to consider.... ok2
Title: Re: Club 500 FPV
Post by: IKB on May 12, 2016, 12:38:46 PM
Yep, I agree, would be more interesting