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The adventure begins...
"Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines"
Technical Specifications: In the Air
Low Wing tail dragger, open cockpit: Wing span: 6'4", Wing area: 6.5 Sq Ft. : Weight: 180 oz. (with camera gear 194 oz). Wing loading: 28 oz/sq ft. (with camera etc 30 oz/sq ft)
Engine: OS 80 (very old) rubber mounted, Prop. 14 x 8. Fuel Tank: 12oz. (flight duration approx 15 min)
Remote control: 5 channel, 5th channel used for on/off control of camera and Video transmitter
Camera & Video transmitter were powered by a NiCad battery pack 10 cells (12 Volt @ 700maH)
Camera was installed in an old drink bottle (cut down to size) using EPP foam as packing material, this was then mounted in an EPP foam block glued to a ply plate and screwed to the fuselage cockpit area.
Vision: 30 Milliwatts @1250 Mhz F3, +/- 3.5Mhz Deviation: Sound: Subcarrier @ 6 Mhz, -15 dB, +/- 50 Khz Deviation
3/4l Vertical Whip
Technical Specifications: On the Ground
Winersat WR 3000 Satellite Receiver
28dB Gain (Gasfet + MMIC), 1.5 dB Noise Figure
3/4l Vertical Whips
Domestic JVC PAL S-VHS VCR. (Any VCR with a composite input will do)
Sony studio monitor. PAL and NTSC. RGB, YC (S-video) and composite inputs.
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