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Posted by carguy1994ca | Nov 17, 2011 @ 07:56 PM | 4,788 Views
This is my personnal record so far with FPV, 4.4 km. Now I need a bigegr plane that can carry more juice. Skywalker for next summer !

Testing the yagi (3 min 24 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Nov 06, 2011 @ 07:40 AM | 4,572 Views
I finally got my GoPro ! Paid less since they got the new Hero2 out, I bought the 960. Would have liked the 60fps of the full edition for slow motion, but it still has great video quality:

Stryker meets GoPro (3 min 34 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Oct 23, 2011 @ 09:47 PM | 4,735 Views
Maidened of the Habu 32 today. 3 flights so far, excellent plane ! Tracks well, easy to handle, slows well on full flaps with good control authority. Lands well, but will need practice to slow more on the approach. Eflite retracts didn't need any re-adjustments after 3 flights although the grass was fairly long for our usual golf green runway. Sadly, I'll have to hang it under the ceiling t'ill next summer as snow will be here soon and the grass won't be cut again this year

Habu 32 maiden (2 min 57 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Aug 29, 2011 @ 10:44 AM | 4,906 Views
Tricopter 1st flights (5 min 59 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Aug 26, 2011 @ 10:38 PM | 5,377 Views
Tricopter flies ! Still some fine tuning to do but it works, and quite well so far.
Posted by carguy1994ca | Aug 20, 2011 @ 12:36 AM | 5,241 Views
Frame for tricopter from blueskyRc is built. Will paint it tomorrow. Electronics will arrive next week I hope. Can't wait to try that thing !
Posted by carguy1994ca | Jul 20, 2011 @ 10:58 PM | 4,679 Views
Preparing for the big FPV meeting. Met my first FPVers near Quebec city, flying along the St-Lawrence River. Niiiice

Meeting with saucisse and friends (4 min 5 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Jul 13, 2011 @ 10:42 AM | 4,387 Views
Since the first one ended up in little chunks of foam in a field, had to make a second one. Simple layout, not much time invested because those FPV foamies are not staying with me for long it seems
Posted by carguy1994ca | Jun 16, 2011 @ 09:10 AM | 4,364 Views
This was a fun flying day !

Flying low, fast, and chasing planes (5 min 35 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | May 31, 2011 @ 10:33 AM | 4,567 Views
Flying FPV along the St-Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada

FPV St-Fabien (6 min 5 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Apr 26, 2011 @ 04:45 PM | 4,147 Views
What I did last weekend. The Stryker flies exactly like I wanted, fast and nimble yet can cruise around lazily if wanted...NOT ! Too much fun going low and fast

Pushing the Stryker (3 min 12 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Apr 15, 2011 @ 09:07 PM | 3,937 Views
Witht he patch antenna, no glitch, great feeling !

Back in the air (5 min 4 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Apr 11, 2011 @ 05:30 PM | 4,285 Views
Addicted I am !

Spectra FPV vs flycam view - part one (8 min 4 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Mar 21, 2011 @ 12:05 PM | 4,049 Views
FPV flying is real fun but needs a full commitment on clean installation and testing. This video was made while testing a Great Planes spectra electric glider with a servo for panning the camera.

Flying FPV with Great planes Spectra - testing (4 min 11 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Feb 15, 2011 @ 06:43 PM | 4,805 Views
Here is little project that started as a birthday gift from my daugther. I am quite happy with the results.
Posted by carguy1994ca | Feb 14, 2011 @ 09:59 PM | 4,377 Views
For this flight I used the Fatsharks goggles to get an immersion experience. really makes you feel like your flying the plane from the cockpit !

Carguy FPV - More than a feeling (6 min 33 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Feb 14, 2011 @ 09:57 PM | 4,275 Views
Here is a video of my first FPV flight. System proved to be very good with only basic antenas.

Carguy 1st FPV flying (6 min 33 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Dec 11, 2010 @ 01:05 AM | 4,618 Views
I am a real FPVer now ! I received this week a 900 mhz FPV system. After trying it static, I wanted to try it on a vehicle since my glider is not ready (waiting for brushless power system and must build pusher motor pod to have clear unobstructed view in front of the camera).

So I removed the body of my daughter's mini mauler and made a lite ply platform and mast to mount the camera, VTx and battery. I plugged it on the tv and drove around the basement going from the living room to the workshop by a small ramp. Works great and is way cool ! I am not sure the mast is necessary but I wanted to have the video transmitter higher than the RC antenna. The battery (2200 mAh) is too big and heavy for the suspension but I am waiting some 800 mAh....Continue Reading