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Club 500 FPV
« 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
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Re: Club 500 FPV
« Reply #1 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?

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Re: Club 500 FPV
« Reply #2 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 !!

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Re: Club 500 FPV
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2016, 09:57:46 PM »

Hi Guys,

Some replies to the questions asked:

  • derekwarner_decoy - "Club 500" is the entry level electric racing, we all use the same kits from the same supplier, same battery specs etc, control is very crude, microswitch attached to a servo for go and another for rudder control... keep the hammer down at all times!  :-)) http://www.club500slipway.com/
  • TheLongBuild - I used the, "anti-shake" function in Youtube which has done an amazing job of making the video watchable, in the original, the time and date stamp is rigidly fixed in the bottom right corner. I admit, not my greastest race, but I did go on to manage 13 laps that heat and I am still leading overall.  :} http://www.bridmodelboats.co.uk/fastelectrics/club500/results2016.htm
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Re: Club 500 FPV
« Reply #4 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.......
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Re: Club 500 FPV
« Reply #5 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

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Re: Club 500 FPV
« Reply #6 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 .

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Re: Club 500 FPV
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Club 500 FPV
« Reply #8 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
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Re: Club 500 FPV
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2016, 12:38:46 PM »

Yep, I agree, would be more interesting
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