FPV Blog
Sunday October 22, 2017

These TCRC members are available to help you with FPV gear

 

Steve Yun: deejae@gmail.com or cell 917-701-9471.
Kevin Teshner: kevinflynn1967@gmail.com or call 973.647.5542
Muzamail Abbasi (Muz): muzamil.abbasi@gmail.com or my cell at 315-372-2228
Anthony Garcia: anthonygarcia77@msn.com or my cell 908-342-9280
Jim Plastine: feralcoderx@gmail.com or cell 908-342-9280
Perry Makris: pmvette73@comcast.net or cell 908-770-1971
Mike DiGennaro: mdigennaro1@gmail.com or cell 732-207-9631
Rich Rodriguez: rgrodriguez37@gmail.com or cell 201-376-1093
 

FPV Rules For Both Main and Multi-rotor Airfields

5.8 video frequencies

 

Frequency          Common Name         Channel         Antenna Suggestion

5685                  Boscam E                  CH #2                 LHCP

5740                  Airwave FatShark       CH #1                 RHCP

5780                  Airwave FatShark       CH #3                 LHCP

5820                  Airwave FatShark       CH #5                 RHCP

5860                  Airwave FatShark       CH #7                 LHCP

5905                  Boscam E                  CH #6                 RHCP

 

  • Video channels are “first come, first serve” except during events, be polite take turns.
  • Turn on your Goggles first to see if anyone else is using the same frequency
  • Call out the warning “powering up” before turning on any video transmitter
  • Do-not power up transmitters in the pits or close to other pilots who are flying
  • Disconnect power before returning your model to the pits after flying
  • Fly in the field you are standing in ONLY. Do-not cross over fields
  • Do-not fly over the parking lot or pit area
  • The multi-rotor field is for multi-rotor aircraft only
  • All TCRC field rules and AMA rules apply to FPV

RHCP = Right hand circular polarized

LHCP = Left hand circular polarized

* Most standard “out of the box” FPV antennas are RHCP

Tri County FPV Quad racing

 

AKA TCRC Prop Busters

 

Our new FPV quad racing field is open for all to use and you can fly any time under normal club rules. We have 6 flags and one gate out on the field and you may move them around as you see fit. If something breaks or there is a problem please notify me or Rich ASAP.

 

 MOST IMPORTANT: Don-not fly past the chain link fence (field right towards the runway) If multi rotor craft start interfering with the main airfield it is the fastest way to loose our new flying area. Please be take care to mind this issue. Also; NEVER fly over the tree line(s) 

 

Mike D. 732-207-9631

Rich R. 201-376-1093

FPV Racing
Some information on what Rich Rodriguez and I are working on for the TCRC FPV crowd.

FPV Fixed wing event(s)
Starting in the new year will hold FPV airplane only events including pylon racing, limbo, and more. Meanwhile most if not all Air Bender fun fly events welcome FPV airplanes. We also will have a buddy box training program for first timers.
 
 
FPV Quad Racing:
Lots of news in this department. We will soon be a chapter club in the racing group called Multi GP (link below) If your interested even slightly, you should register as a pilot with them (No cost) This will come into play later when we start running organized race events as you will need to register to attend each one.
We will soon have a separate and interdependent quad race field at Pulda so there will not be any interference between quads and any other flying at Pulda. The race field will be the south corner (If your standing at the normal flight line it is the corner of the property at your left rear) Grass cutting will hopefully be completed any day.
I have been in contact with Frank Costello who is the founder of two race teams, one in New York (FPV Addiction) plus a newer one in New Jersey (S3) and he reviewed our field with me at Pulda yesterday. Frank and his pilots are extremely excited about flying with us and having a place in NJ to race. His guys are at the top of the sport and we can all learn a great deal from these guys.
The First Event Is This Sunday; 09/20/15
Frank, Rich and me have organized the first TCRC event for this Sunday as a test race to see what wrinkles need to be ironed out. Franks team(s) may not attend but he has a bunch of other race pilots from a "meet up" group that will attend.
Each of us will need a transponder:
The race timing system requires each quad to have a transponder. They cost $35.00 each and can be used at many other FPV racing events other than ours.  Rich and I are working out the details and we will get back to everyone later today on how, where and when we can organize getting these transponders and if we can get around using them for this first test race since we may not have enough time to get them before Sunday.
* If your not ready to race I think you should still come on Sunday to learn more about the sport as we all will be.