2000mm Giant Scale B-24 - Silver

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Working Reflector Gun Sight for FPV Dogfight

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  • #21
    Sorry! Double post.
    Last edited by Turbinefancy; May 15th, 2019, 03:30 PM. Reason: Double Post
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/motionsic
    Currently Flying: Sebart PC-21, Taft Cobra, 3DHS Osiris 60, CZ Splendor, FMS PC-21(FPV), FMS BF-109 1400mm, DJI Mavic Pro (FPV plane chase), FMS Fox Glider 2.32m, Flyzone Seawind
    RC Home Base: Bob Swenson Memorial Field - Orange County Modeler's Assoc. Float Plane Base: Huckleberry Pond - Anaheim Model Airplane Club

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    • #22
      QB,
      Please do share inflight footage of your sight in the Cub with the Sonic modules. I am very interested to see what that looks like. And maybe try to get two units from your hands....

      Here's the full length gunnery training flight - including iffy takeoff and bouncy landings. Wreaking havoc pretty much aligns with this video

       
      YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/motionsic
      Currently Flying: Sebart PC-21, Taft Cobra, 3DHS Osiris 60, CZ Splendor, FMS PC-21(FPV), FMS BF-109 1400mm, DJI Mavic Pro (FPV plane chase), FMS Fox Glider 2.32m, Flyzone Seawind
      RC Home Base: Bob Swenson Memorial Field - Orange County Modeler's Assoc. Float Plane Base: Huckleberry Pond - Anaheim Model Airplane Club

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      • #23
        If I broke this is that a problem? I broke it shoving it thru the foam canopy. There are what looks like exposed wire inside. I haven't powered it up yet. Maybe I should write Tim?
        Don't just fly--WREAK HAVOC!!!

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        • #24
          Did you not pre-drill a hole then pass the wire thru first? I can’t see what’s wrong in the picture. If you break the wire, just solder back and heatshrink or tape over exposed area. Also, it’s a good idea to test the sight before installing on the plane. I tested mine using 3 aaa in a series. Make sure brightness is turned to minimum (counter-clockwise) as you power it up. Mine seemed way too bright indoors. Works well outside with the sun out.

          The Reflector Sight is a delicate optical instrument, please handle it with care. I treat mine like jewelry almost.

          Please contact Tim directly if you still have issues. As I do not rep for the product or Tim formally. I am just a fellow enthusiast at this point.
          YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/motionsic
          Currently Flying: Sebart PC-21, Taft Cobra, 3DHS Osiris 60, CZ Splendor, FMS PC-21(FPV), FMS BF-109 1400mm, DJI Mavic Pro (FPV plane chase), FMS Fox Glider 2.32m, Flyzone Seawind
          RC Home Base: Bob Swenson Memorial Field - Orange County Modeler's Assoc. Float Plane Base: Huckleberry Pond - Anaheim Model Airplane Club

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          • #25
            I did predrill the hole. The problem was that little tube is in the way. He should make it without the tube or face it down. Foam planes are usually thick in the cockpit area near the instrument panel. I will contact tim.
            Don't just fly--WREAK HAVOC!!!

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            • #26
              That’s a good recommendation to ease installation by sliding the vertical tube into a predrilled vertical hole on the instrument panel.

              Tim made the small bent tube in keeping with the original sight’s form. He is a real stickler for scale detail. He originally was going to keep the vertical tube short to be exactly like the original, sacrificing infinity focus. I debated him to put function over form valuing FPV use over static display purpose - otherwise people could just get an IFlyTailies Sight. Anyways, I agree for ease of installation, the small bent tube should not be there.

              I mounted my sight in front of the instrument panel by securing the vertical tube with Velcro (hook & loop) and pre-drilled a hole horizontally to route the wires through the instrument panel. But that pretty much ruined the scale look of my instrument panel. I need to figure out a different way to mount it to restore scale looking instrument panel....
              YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/motionsic
              Currently Flying: Sebart PC-21, Taft Cobra, 3DHS Osiris 60, CZ Splendor, FMS PC-21(FPV), FMS BF-109 1400mm, DJI Mavic Pro (FPV plane chase), FMS Fox Glider 2.32m, Flyzone Seawind
              RC Home Base: Bob Swenson Memorial Field - Orange County Modeler's Assoc. Float Plane Base: Huckleberry Pond - Anaheim Model Airplane Club

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              • #27
                Tim mentioned that I should carefully cut the tube down the middle with a razor saw to extract the wires. I will possibly attempt this or just try and make it work for now. The tube is a hassle for installation and frankly, the wire quality is kind of sub par. The covers crack just looking at them. If I cut off the tube I will rewire using servo wire which has better covering. I also intend to cut off the wire that would have held the sun shield. It hits the wind screen in my plane. These are again all personal preferences, but the little tube should be left off for anyone who wants to mount it by just drilling a whole and shoving it in.
                Don't just fly--WREAK HAVOC!!!

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                • #28
                  I also leave the sun shield off. It’s another scale feature that Tim is excited to include but I find obstructing my view at the windshield. The dimmer can already adjust for brightness to make the retical appear clearly even for mid-day sun. I advocate function over form and hope Tim would heed the suggestions.
                  YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/motionsic
                  Currently Flying: Sebart PC-21, Taft Cobra, 3DHS Osiris 60, CZ Splendor, FMS PC-21(FPV), FMS BF-109 1400mm, DJI Mavic Pro (FPV plane chase), FMS Fox Glider 2.32m, Flyzone Seawind
                  RC Home Base: Bob Swenson Memorial Field - Orange County Modeler's Assoc. Float Plane Base: Huckleberry Pond - Anaheim Model Airplane Club

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                  • #29
                    On a separate note, I found a very interesting visual target acquisition and damage scoring system for dogfight competition designed by Scott Chin, whose also a designer for Delta 5 Race Timer, a popular vtx based lap timing system for drone racing.

                    Notice the damage score (upper left corner) racking up whenever the reticle overlays the moving target box. Though it’s a system better suited for fixed camera FPV dogfight. I still find it very interesting.
                     
                    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/motionsic
                    Currently Flying: Sebart PC-21, Taft Cobra, 3DHS Osiris 60, CZ Splendor, FMS PC-21(FPV), FMS BF-109 1400mm, DJI Mavic Pro (FPV plane chase), FMS Fox Glider 2.32m, Flyzone Seawind
                    RC Home Base: Bob Swenson Memorial Field - Orange County Modeler's Assoc. Float Plane Base: Huckleberry Pond - Anaheim Model Airplane Club

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