I've mentioned this before briefly in a couple of posts, but I'd like to pose it in a bit more formal way.
I also ride off-road motorcycles. A 2005 CRF450x to be exact. Fun bike, but it's a hobby, and there's a lot to learn and tinker with.
On my 450x community, we have a very detailed thread on people's setups. Year, mods, carb jetting, suspension settings, type of rider, weight, location, etc...
This helps enormously to answer newbie questions on what is the "cherry" setup for a given persons weight and bike year. There are some fundamental changes that make these bikes haul (and reliable), and it's great to see how people with similar goals (and bellies) set up their bikes.
I'd like to recommend a similar resource for this community. I know there are a couple of recommended setups. But I think real world success and details really speaks volumes. I'll leave the formal vehicle (sticky?) up to the site experts, but perhaps I can suggest a draft of the contents.
(Name and location are already covered)
Radio Tx/Rx: HK T6A
Airframe: Easystar, rudder only
Motor: HXT 2200kv brushless
ESC?: Turnigy 30A plush
Battery: 2200mAh 3S 20C Lipo
Prop: 5.5 x 4.5 Prop
COG: ~55mm back from leading edge
Common Modifications: CF support in boom, magnets in canopy/wing joint, larger rudder
Autopilot: Std. Ardupilot with blue shield
IMU or Thermopile: Thermopile
AP Code level: 2.6.1
Telemetry: xBee Pro
Groundstation: Std. Labview / Putty log conversion to KML
Advanced Antenna Systems: none
Advanced Vision Systems: none
Open Items: Flyable, Still tuning PIDs
The thought is basically people take a couple minutes of their time to copy/paste/replace their current successes, and post new ones as they hit new highs.
What do you guys think? I think it would not only spark interest and conversation with people who have similar or desired setups, but theoretically it would minimize the basic questions from people new to the hobby.
Let me know...thanks!