HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
mrfliboy's blog
Posted by mrfliboy | May 05, 2013 @ 05:44 PM | 3,562 Views
Stock size RCExplorer with a Aiptek 720P cam along with 1280 VTX LP filter

Smaller 450 size with 700tvl cam and Boscam 5.8 setup

Slow and smooth on the big one and fast and crazy on the little guy
Posted by mrfliboy | Mar 25, 2013 @ 10:49 AM | 3,773 Views
Wanting to modernize my chair abit, I decided to make it more useable and operator friendly.

1) Make seat adjustable (DONE)

2) Make Radio system Spektrum compatible. (DONE) http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1651993

3) Make radio settings changeable and update radio. (Done)
(see cannibalized Futaba 7C) Pots from original Conquest Radio will now connect to 7C motherboard and such in project case.

4) Upholster seat (Done)
Posted by mrfliboy | Jan 19, 2013 @ 06:08 PM | 4,364 Views
Latest project. Nitroplanes 900mm PopWing with a 4" blunt from DerekS
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1803602

Everything buried inside, channels cut with solder iron, extreme tape to hold it in. Prixim camera, homemade LC filter, 800mw 1.2tx, homemade Cloverleaf, HK osd, twisted wires direct soldered to servos and esc,and yes thats a orange 2.4 receiver, its bound up to my 1 watt boosted DX7. Running stryker guts for power and MG servos

Maiden...Continue Reading
Posted by mrfliboy | Jan 08, 2013 @ 09:05 AM | 4,176 Views
After receiveing a Oracle Diversity, i decided to compact my ground station a tad. Everything is still removable and I can use either rx or oracle still.
Posted by mrfliboy | May 13, 2012 @ 06:51 PM | 5,292 Views
Inspired by this thread and the need to convert my Conquest radio for my chair< I decided on another arduino project.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ht=dx4e+futaba
Posted by mrfliboy | Jan 06, 2011 @ 06:27 PM | 9,765 Views
All finished, thanks to all that have posted on there setups. RCGroups database is incredible.

Started life as a Gaui 330X, homebuilt frame, aspen wood, aluminum channel, Trex gear and some birch. Foldable even.

Stock Gaui electronics, HK Rx, RMC 1.28 100mw Tx, DPCAV antenna, and my LCFilter. Aiptek 720P HD-1 camera.

Very stable and a blast to fly.


MaidenQuadHD (2 min 41 sec)



...Continue Reading
Posted by mrfliboy | Dec 14, 2010 @ 04:11 PM | 9,633 Views
Latest Indoor Attempt. Outdoor maiden went well. Non-fpv but recorded

MaidenFlyliteOutlaw.mp4 (4 min 21 sec)


No editing here, interference was when I flew behind patch, have now built a diversity to hopefully prevent that. Indoor Maiden this Fridfay 12/17

And my new groundstation all done

10" Haier TV
SanDisk DVR
TwoWay Radio for Beacon
Lipo monitor both visual and homemade audible

(2) BOB Rx'ers 1) stock ant and 1) Patch
Homemade Diversity Controller
Frequency Checker
Small Tripod
Misc cables and such
Posted by mrfliboy | Oct 22, 2010 @ 10:49 AM | 10,673 Views
Just your basic Easy Star with necessary mods and 2 pods.

Enlarged 6mm depron rudder

Brushless Turnigy motor w/Phoenix 25 amp esc

Ailerons added

Esky Gyro on elevator and aileron

CX-161 camera on homebuilt pod with pan and tilt

Aiptek HD cut into stock canopy...Continue Reading
Posted by mrfliboy | Oct 06, 2010 @ 05:43 PM | 12,166 Views
After having mcx brick problems (%^&&$%$^% ebay LOL), I finally got a working MCX FPV style. Stock weight of a MCX is 28g, I'm at 30.08 w/lipos.

The Tx and Rx setup came from Raidentech, a wireless setup with crappy board camera, but easily stripped. Patch Antenna came from HGHobbies.

The camera is 300mg w/ 320x240 resolution. I'm using a fullriver 60ma lipo for vid tx and a eflite 120ma for the mcx. Flight times are 6 minutes or so.

For the maiden flights I'm using a 7"dvd player for a monitor along with a $1.99 4way splitter/amplifier hooked to a Sandisk recorder.

MCXFPV (1 min 26 sec)


At the Dome In Bensonville

...Continue Reading
Posted by mrfliboy | Aug 14, 2010 @ 07:12 PM | 10,730 Views
Here we go. My attempt at a FPV ship.

EasyStar Fuse with AXN (Clouds Fly) wings and tail feathers and motor

FMA Co-Pilot with gyros

Futaba FP-R149DP Rx

Flytron OSD/ w/gps

4A UBEC

BOB 1.28 vid tx or 2.4 Flytron

Cameras CX-161 w/pan and tilt, or Aiptek HD stationary

2 battery 2200 3S for main and 450 3S for video


Looking to be able to flip a switch to activate Co-Pilot (loss of vid signal) or on failsafe (radio signal loss) have combo failsafe and Co-Pilot operate....Continue Reading
Posted by mrfliboy | Apr 19, 2010 @ 08:01 AM | 15,728 Views
As of 4/19/10 I have modded a total of 3 sets, from simple to wireless or cabled. Great tutorials available and still more modding happening. My best range wireless with Flytrons Tx is over 1/4 mile. We're talking a 3gram Tx on 2.4.

Now have fully wireless Flight Simulator in house with Trimersions

If by chance you might be looking for these goggles and do not want to perform the work, send me a PM, we'll talk about it.

New Trimersion Commercial! (2 min 2 sec)


The beginning Thanks Arkcom Ask questions here

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=925051

Galaxiex Starts it off

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...1&postcount=86

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=104


Base unit lipo and Antenna Thanks Arkcom

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=143


Galaxiex Locates SMA adapter mixed reviews I suggest Coax SMA adapter DPCAV

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=199

SonicJ on lense adjustment (Actual Kopin unit)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=267

VRFlyer Prescription eyeglass wearers

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=366

Melhiks add external antenna (goggles) Mixed reviews Recomend Coax SMA DPCAV

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=286

VRFlyers simple RCA cable style

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=349

Kamikazi Solder tips and headband mods

...Continue Reading