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Posted by carguy1994ca | Aug 26, 2011 @ 11:38 PM | 5,227 Views
Tricopter flies ! Still some fine tuning to do but it works, and quite well so far.
Posted by carguy1994ca | Aug 20, 2011 @ 01:36 AM | 5,086 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 @ 11:58 PM | 4,549 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 @ 11:42 AM | 4,266 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 @ 10:10 AM | 4,229 Views
This was a fun flying day !

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

Posted by carguy1994ca | May 31, 2011 @ 11:33 AM | 4,421 Views
Flying FPV along the St-Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada

FPV St-Fabien (6 min 5 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Apr 26, 2011 @ 05:45 PM | 4,008 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 @ 10:07 PM | 3,805 Views
Witht he patch antenna, no glitch, great feeling !

Back in the air (5 min 4 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Apr 11, 2011 @ 06:30 PM | 4,152 Views
Addicted I am !

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

Posted by carguy1994ca | Mar 21, 2011 @ 01:05 PM | 3,919 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 @ 07:43 PM | 4,656 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 @ 10:59 PM | 4,240 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 @ 10:57 PM | 4,135 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 @ 02:05 AM | 4,483 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
Posted by carguy1994ca | Nov 07, 2010 @ 11:43 PM | 4,553 Views
I began building a Guillow kit for indoor flying this winter. You can follow the build log here.
Posted by carguy1994ca | Nov 06, 2010 @ 01:35 AM | 4,176 Views
As soon as I saw those I wanted to install them on my UM P-51. They aren't available from TBL directly in Canada. I finally found a distributer/seller in alberta, PMHobbycraft. Nice set, small but quite rugged. I was afraid to break something on the install but it worked out good. Made guns and put the six firing leds at the tip. Hardest part of the install. Now those flatouts, MCX and UM cubs better watch it in the gym

TinyBriteLights micro warbird light set (1 min 32 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Nov 02, 2010 @ 09:38 AM | 4,044 Views
After doing some aerial footage with a flycamone v2 for a couple of years and a keychain cam this year (less expensive than the flycamone but better picture !), I am preparing to buy FPV equipement for next summer. This article gave me some good info, as well as this site http://fpvpilot.com/default.aspx

I am looking at a basic startup package like this. At least that is what I have in mind for now. I am also practicing some new place to fly with my GP Sprectra, as the FPV cam will be mounted on this plane to practice. here is a vid of the field near my house:

Survol du quartier (5 min 24 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Nov 01, 2010 @ 05:39 PM | 4,546 Views
This plane is great. Lots of fligths on it and always fun to fly. I could shoot landings all day with it. A little detailing and it will look superb ! Here is a vid of it:

Joyride (5 min 25 sec)