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Posted by vincent713 | Mar 19, 2015 @ 12:12 PM | 2,260 Views
I know everyone and their mother has either a smart phone or a digital camera. I made an easy head band camera mount that works great. The head band flashlight I got from Harbor Freight for $1.99, I took off the flashlight, cut the brackets off the head plate using a dremel rotary tool. Then I zip tied the camera mounting bracket onto the plate which can be purchase here

Works with smart phone, digital camera, Go Pro etc. I use a Samsung S4 phone and it produce really nice videos. Now no one should have an excuse not to share their flights with everyone. Plus it makes the thread much more interesting to read.
Posted by vincent713 | Feb 06, 2015 @ 06:45 PM | 3,069 Views
My transmitter lipo finally arrived a few days ago. I was tired of replacing AA batteries as this TX eats up battery like candy! Decided to install 2200mah lipo on the FX transmitter. First I soldered 4 diodes in series, then wrap it up with heat shrink. Open up the TX and cut the battery wires and soldered the diodes on the positive wire. Added a jst plug on the other end (see pic). Then I had to cut the inside where the AA batteries were using a rotary tool with a cutter bit. I added foam underneath to protect the TX's pcb. Plugged in the battery and it works great! The display only shows 8.4v so obviously that is the capacity of this TX even though my lipo has 12.4v. When the lipo actually drains down below 8.4v, the display should change accordingly. I plug this lipo on my Devo10 and it shows the actual correct voltage and no resistor was required.

I should get tons of flight with this lipo without recharging and best of all, it does not shut off when I tap it hard anywhere!
Posted by vincent713 | Dec 06, 2014 @ 02:23 AM | 2,849 Views
I added a separate on/off switch as the stock switch is not reliable, cheap and can disrupt signal connection during flight. The points I used to solder the switch wires were the top left and the one right below it. See pictures for reference. As you can see, the TX already has holes so I use 1 to install the switch. Be careful when you take apart the round mode switch, take a photo before you unscrew it. It's a bit tricky to put back on. The stock switch still functions but I will not be using it, only the new switch. Also put a dab of liquid tape on the battery connector so it will not come loose.