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Hackentosher

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About Hackentosher

  • Title
    LTT's Resident Choir Nerd
  • Birthday 2000-03-06

System

  • CPU
    4670k 4.4ghz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte z87x-oc
  • RAM
    16gb Vengance something
  • GPU
    Windforce gtx 970 g1 1513mhz
  • Case
    Phantom 410
  • Storage
    San disk ultra 2 120gb, Hyperx 3k 120gb Segate baracuda 1tb, WD Green 1tb
  • PSU
    CX600m that's about to explode
  • Display(s)
    Zalman 23" Piece o' crap, 19"~ 1600x900 Acer thang
  • Cooling
    H80i
  • Keyboard
    Quickfire Rapid (MX Blue)
  • Mouse
    G502
  • Sound
    Kraken pro/Momentum IEM avec a blue snowball
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

Contact Methods

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    @CollinTheSchire
  • Skype
    Hackentosher
  • XFire
    Crossfire? SLI FTW!!
  • Origin
    D1OMED3S
  • Steam
    D1OMED3S
  • Instagram
    @CollinTheSchire

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Satan's Ass Crack
  • Interests
    3D printing, Drones, 3D Printing Drones, Drones 3D printing, and why my i5 is running so hot
  • Biography
    eh.
  • Occupation
    Professional High School Student Choir Nerd

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  1. Losi 8ight 3.0 E Price

    Lol keep them for field charging when you get into fpv
  2. Losi 8ight 3.0 E Price

    Just one battery? That was probably like $80-100 new? I think $800 is fair, rtr with parts and shiz.The 8ight is $650 new?
  3. Losi 8ight 3.0 E Price

    I don't really know my off road stuff, but I think with a big 4s, $800 wouldn't be too much to ask for.
  4. Multicopter Megathread

    Oh noes I thought people had really good luck with those lumenier boards. So how's everyone's keychains looking? Here's mine
  5. Electric diy project for physics class

    This might be a little complicated, but what about a buck converter? Or some other kind of dc-dc converter?
  6. Multicopter Megathread

    I don't think that's how that works. 2.4ghz video should get you a few miles if you have good antennas pointed the right was and a good environment.
  7. Multicopter Megathread

    How smooth your video is has nothing to do with your video frequency. I think you should do a lot more research into rf limitations of RC stuff before embarking on this stuff.
  8. Multicopter Megathread

    Do you mean FPV? The most important thing for going long range is antennas and environment. You can also go further with a lower frequency for video (2.4ghz) and then you want your control link to be on a lower frequency than your video. So I would suggest a 600+mw 2.4ghz vtx and then a crossfire micro. Also take it slow when you start going on long range missions. Fly what you're comfortable, then go a little further then come back. Then a little further, then come back. You'll definitely want a gps on the aircraft, dvr on your goggles, and your osd displaying battery voltage, RSSI, Mah consumption, mah per minute, and your gps coordinates. That way if the model goes down and gets unplugged, you have the gps coordinates of the aircraft in the dvr that you can plug into google maps and recover the model. Long range is nothing to go into haphazardly unless you really want to lose a model. Be careful, be smart, and don't be cheap. Trust your gear, but understand and be realistic about the limitations of your gear.
  9. Multicopter Megathread

    I think you might be the only one lol. I don't think we'll see more or less pinchers at the field, it's personal preference, and a lot of smoother pilots favor pinching because they say it gives them more control or confidence or whatever. I'm toying with it in the sims, but I can't fly straight if I pinch. Dude, how do you fit everything in a case? I'm running out of room in my normal sized backpack.
  10. Multicopter Megathread

    I understand that people have their preferences, but my point is the qx7 offers more features and flexibility to all kinds of different pilots with slightly higher quality features (gimbals mainly). The main criticism I heard of the evo is that it's impossible to pinch with. The qx7 is a little difficult to pinch, but if you remove some of the top switches, it's very doable. Also you're totally right about not needing many switches, I use two, but it's nice to have more available for flying planes, or take advantage of other features of betaflight, or other features within the radio. I used three switches at one point, and I could use more (a rate switch, and then angle mode on a swich for an "oh crap" mode). This is why I say the industry needs something between a qx7 and an evo. Something more ergonomic to pinchers and thumbers and I think fr-sky will get there first. One thing you mentioned that I do miss from my flysky radio is how compact the evo is. Like. It's tiny. I put my x9d in a lunch box, and then in my backpack for protection. It's not nearly as convenient as just tossing the cover on and throwing the whole thing in your bag. I wonder what it would be like to have a mavic style controller for fpv. Tiny little package, throw in your phone for the computer functionality, and then fold it up when you're done. Only thing I see being an issue is RF link and battery for the radio, but I guess that could run off your phone.
  11. Multicopter Megathread

    The evo was the radio everyone wanted until the QX7 came out. I thought was really interesting about it was that Flysky/Turnigy aren't known for high quality things, but people were putting down their Tarani in favor of it. But then people quickly realized the RF link wasn't as good and it had its flaws right when the qx7 came out for not much more. I think Spektrum, and Futaba especially, need to realize that their products are no longer viable. Everything you can do with Futaba's $3000 radio or Spektrum's $2000 radio can be done and more with a Taranis. Now for $100. If these two companies want to stay in the game, they need to realize the growing market in FPV and make a radio that is competitive. Built in Crossfire is a great idea, I think, update ergonomics, something between the Evo and the QX7, and a sub $300 price tag. I honestly believe there is no reason for anyone in the RC industry to buy anything but a Taranis to fly something simply because of the value FrSky is squeezing out of it. Not only that, but affordable, compact, and diverse telemetry sensors that just plug in and work with their S-port system. I'm really disappointed because I don't love everything FrSky does and I really would like to see competition in the space, but that is currently not the case.
  12. Multicopter Megathread

    Of all the radio companies in the industry right now, I think spektrum is in the position to make the most change. They have the resources and the brand to take back some market share from fr-sky, but what do they do? They come up with something no one asked for. A radio with a smartphone built in. Who cares? And for $600! That's insane! Sure it has crossfire support, but so does the qx7 for 1/6 the price. I would love it if spektrum got off their high horse and released an actual Taranis competitor. I want spektrum's design, build quality, gimbals, with all the support, RF link quality (or just build in a crossfire module), and features we love from the Taranis. If they could pull that off and sell it for $350 or less, I would seriously consider putting down my beloved Taranis.
  13. Where can I buy this

    A linear actuator may also be of interest to you.
  14. Is this a good 3d printer?

    @iamdarkyoshi Probably?
  15. Is this a good 3d printer?

    I think you might find limiting. I don't think it's a very good value, maybe get a cr10 or throw some upgrades et an anet a8.
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