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Posted by ocso295 | Jul 11, 2014 @ 06:24 PM | 1,117 Views
Well, I may have bought the last plane I'll ever buy. Got a penguin v2 with pan and tilt and I think I'm going to love it. Still in the set up stage. Have a Dragon link v2 for a transmitter, installed turnstyle rx antenna on the wing. Got a 1.2 ghz video tx in the nose with a cloverleaf antenna coming out the hole. A rmrc 600 camera on a pan and tilt servo platform. A moxon antenna on my radio tx. A tripod with a lawmate cloverleaf video rx on top and a crosshair antenna below that. Oracle diversity and a set of Goggles. Got to set up switches,balance cog, set up failsafes and she will be ready to go. ....
Posted by ocso295 | Jul 09, 2013 @ 09:59 PM | 1,653 Views
Finally getting into it more...Picked up a HT-FPV quad frame with the following parts...
4 RC Timer BC2836-11 750kv motors refitted with Boca Ceramic Bearings
4 HobbyWing Pentium 18a ESC
4 APC Slow-fly 10 x 4.7 Props
Naze32 FC
2000mah 11.1v battery
Total flying weight is 3 lbs with extra battery for fpv

Just got it hooked up and hovered for a couple minutes.....nice board for default PID's...been struggling with setting up a APM 1 and a KK2.0....

One issue on this is calibrating the esc's......going to have to unhook each one and do them individually....but I am excited.....need to research some layouts for balancing the FPV gear. For now all i have is a 900 mhz tx, ibcrazy antenna and a pinhole camera. think I am going to power it from a separate battery.

Any suggestions on what props and battery configuration to get the most flight time?
Posted by ocso295 | May 02, 2013 @ 12:15 PM | 2,766 Views
Im in my 40's and trying to balance family time and the hobby.....Started out with the AR Drone...flew it and got the bug....I needed to have better control and more options....lol

Now I bought a quad from cczeets on here with GPS, sonar,apm1 and still loving the hobby. Could use some help trying to tune this apm1....any recommendations on a better/ easier flight controller with GPS???

My latest is a MQX I bought from LHS and can't get enough of that. Bought some goggles on Ebay, a micro camera and voltage regulator from ready made rc and 900 mhz gear from Johnny 0464 on here....can't wait to fly my first FPV this weekend. on a mqx.......

Well that is way harder then it would seem...lol...got a little time in...found i was looking out the side of my gear to see the quad and looking at the screen every now and then...takes guts and good judgement....liking it

Besides the two quads I have i might trade the following for
fpv gear/planes....also looking for an A10 warthog...(got one )

4' gas boat with zenoah gas/mix Motor...has awesome paint job but dont have the cover for it so i made something out of plexiglass..still looks okay Listed for sale at $400...sold local...I am going to miss it

Mcpx...going to keep this fun toy

Trex 450se v2 with smaller motor...has the 430 L brushless motor near as I can tell...not an expert.... carrying case and lots of extra parts...sell for $300...sold local

Micro 4 site biplane elec

Pluma biplane elect.

Nitro swamp boat...Dumas $100

I also have a pair of bounty hunter metal detectors to sell...pioneer ex and tracker 4...both work great....super on beaches....SOLD

Got a LX A10 on its way to me cant wait....got a space cleared out in the garage....going to be AWESOME.....Thanks Sherlock....great guy

If your wondering about my trade rating check out my Ebay account...same name...ocso295

Below is picks of the heli and extras I have...make an offer if your interested...