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Posted by DJO | Mar 18, 2015 @ 08:58 PM | 2,633 Views
Unboxed it and ran it today real quick in the front yard. I have some great rock crawling areas in my front and back yards, and tons of terrain to tackle this spring/summer. Looks great so far!

Axial SCX10 Deadbolt RTR Unboxing, First Thoughts (7 min 43 sec)

Posted by DJO | Mar 13, 2015 @ 08:41 PM | 2,431 Views
Looking into getting into the crawling scheme of things (maybe). Haven't been too big into trucks over the past years, but I have a great backyard and areas for them... we'll see.

Can't wait to get back on the road (I bike a lot in the spring/summer).

March Update 2015 (3 min 49 sec)

Some other recent videos:
#68 - Mobius Brushless Gimbal: First Test (in snow) (1 min 49 sec)
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Posted by DJO | Feb 22, 2015 @ 04:35 PM | 3,774 Views
FINALLY got to actually get to the field and fly, the weather was AMAZING today.

And check out that hand catch landing...

Radian Soaring in Snow! (& epic catch landing) (5 min 10 sec)

Posted by DJO | Feb 17, 2015 @ 08:47 PM | 3,417 Views
Full FPV beginners guide here:

More Mw = More Range? 0:27
Lower GHz = More Range? 5:36
OSD w/RTH = Necessity? 8:14
Diversity = Perfect? 10:38
Flying behind obstacles? 15:05
Long range = More fun? 16:23
Spektrum = OK for FPV? 19:13

#33 - Common Newbie FPV Misunderstandings (21 min 44 sec)

My thoughts on 1.3 GHz for FPV. 99% personal experience.

1.3 GHz for FPV: Setup Notes, Range Expectations, Filtering, Interference (16 min 50 sec)
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Posted by DJO | Feb 15, 2015 @ 04:50 PM | 3,100 Views
For anybody who's interested in pure gliders, here's a ready to assembly high start kit for about $30, called the "Up Start" by Dynaflite. Looks good to me so far.

~300 feet of launching space needed for a 200 foot launch. Takes up to 3m wingspans from what I've read so far. There also is a 2m or less version with 1/8'' tubing compared to this one which has 3/16'' tubing.

Dynaflite Up-Start R/C Glider High Start Launching Setup (4 min 15 sec)

Posted by DJO | Feb 14, 2015 @ 04:57 PM | 3,266 Views
Simply put, modified a GoPro gimbal to accept a Mobius - because I'm too cheap for a GoPro. Video example in second video. Just about perfectly tuned so far, will fine tune it sooner than later.

#67 - Mobius Setup on Brushless HERO3 Gimbal (4 min 34 sec)

Thumbs up for flying in the snow.. in my pajamas
#68 - Mobius Brushless Gimbal: First Test (in snow) (1 min 49 sec)
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Posted by DJO | Feb 06, 2015 @ 09:03 PM | 4,213 Views
For those that aren't aware, I run a business called Custom FPV Setups.
Been building FPV setups for over 2 years now for this business, and more for my personal flying endeavors.

Official website here:
Contact via PM here or email:

Setups are available for purchasing again.

For the past 2 years I've been customizing FPV systems and setups for members on RCGroups and worldwide. I take into consideration
what you tell me about your area that you fly in, and the aircraft that you're planning to fly FPV with, and build you a custom setup that is
built specifically for your needs. I work with you on what kind of range you should expect, as well as how you should go about installing the
components on your aircraft. I'm always available for extra support if needed, for questions about setup, flying, or upgrading in the future.

This service eliminates any questioning or confusing between electronics compatibility, and you only have to order once and pay once, no
separate orders for different components, I handle all of the research for what's in stock and where. Once you contact me and I figure out
what components you need, you pay, I buy the components and solder up your setup, test it, and ship it out to you! I always make sure
everything is working 100% before shipping out. I work quickly and don't waste time. I can do budget setups with the equipment that I
know is good but inexpensive only - no junk.

The pics below are of setups that I have built myself. They are all constructed like I would construct my own FPV systems. The pics below
are only a very small amount of setups that I have done, I have also worked with various OSD's as well as different goggles, monitors,
transmitters, and so on.

Many if not all of my setups built over the years are still flying today!
PM / email me or we can talk over phone, (contact me with your number). PayPal ONLY.


Posted by DJO | Feb 03, 2015 @ 08:52 PM | 4,217 Views
1.3 GHz for FPV: Setup Notes, Range Expectations, Filtering, Interference (16 min 50 sec)

0:00 - Introduction
0:50 - 2.4 GHz Radios (& 1.3 GHz onboard)
4:49 - Linear vs. CP Antennas (1.3 GHz Specific)
7:22 - Stock Whip Antennas (on 1.3 GHz)
9:04 - 1.3 GHz Power Ouput (mw)
10:22 - Power Filtering
12:04 - 1.258 GHz (Newer in past few years)
15:02 - Carbon Fiber Multirotors

I build Custom FPV Setups for customers globally:

Also check out my R/C site at:

Posted by DJO | Jan 31, 2015 @ 05:20 PM | 4,449 Views
Things that people assume but aren't true about FPV equipment.
#33 - Common Newbie FPV Misunderstandings (21 min 44 sec)

Posted by DJO | Jan 30, 2015 @ 04:49 PM | 2,864 Views
Sony Effio-V FPV Camera GIVEAWAY! (1 min 26 sec)

Winner to be announced this Saturday. Good luck!

Posted by DJO | Jan 29, 2015 @ 05:57 PM | 3,421 Views
Sony Effio-V FPV Camera GIVEAWAY! (1 min 26 sec)

Winner to be announced this upcoming Saturday. Good luck!

Posted by DJO | Jan 26, 2015 @ 06:29 PM | 2,589 Views
US only. Subscribe and comment, that's all! Winner to be announced Saturday, Jan 31, this coming Saturday. GOOD LUCK!

Sony Effio-V FPV Camera GIVEAWAY! (1 min 26 sec)

Posted by DJO | Jan 25, 2015 @ 04:35 PM | 2,300 Views
Part 1 of 2 of my upgrades to my workshop area downstairs for R/C and what not.
Thanks to mom for funding the workbench and new multimeter.

2015 Upgrades Part 1/2 - NEW WORKBENCH! (15 min 59 sec)

Much cleaner setup. Love this so far!

Posted by DJO | Jan 21, 2015 @ 05:57 PM | 2,621 Views
...with Pololu step-up regulator. 5v to 12v. Love these tiny things, they work so well.

ImmersionRC Transmitter Step-Up Regulator Wiring for 12v FPV Camera (10 min 36 sec)

Posted by DJO | Jan 19, 2015 @ 06:08 PM | 2,526 Views
This is the 5th plane I've made and flown out of the original Wicked Wing 48'' cores from HobbyKing. I slope soared it stock (1), converted it to electric with FPV (2), took a break then put on a smaller power system on it and cut the wings down (3), then converted it back to slope soaring (4) and now it is a tractor-style delta wing (5)!!!!!

Well worth the initial... $65 spent?

ANOTHER Wicked Wing R/C Transformation! *V5* (3 min 51 sec)

Posted by DJO | Jan 10, 2015 @ 09:10 PM | 2,432 Views
Both the charger and PSU look totally awesome. Will be using this setup for a while, it certainly has a lot of functionality. Love the look (and name) of the PSU as well. $49 on eBay, for 47A 12v version in red!

Hitec X4 Eighty & Juice Box PSU (5 min 26 sec)

Posted by DJO | Jan 07, 2015 @ 10:09 PM | 3,101 Views
Website got a MASSIVE update. Looks stellar, I love it.
This month celebrating 2 years of Custom FPV Setups!!!!!

Posted by DJO | Jan 05, 2015 @ 05:44 PM | 2,100 Views
Unboxed a new radio today. This radio needs more exposure! So far it looks amazing!!! Can't wait to get it in the air

Hitec Flash 7 Unboxing & Thoughts (12 min 20 sec)

Posted by DJO | Jan 03, 2015 @ 05:47 PM | 3,689 Views
Hey Everybody -

I've been seeing a lot of headsets around lately in the FPV world and decided to custom build my own, and show you guys how to do it. All you need is a 4.3'' LCD monitor (TFT) from eBay, and a "virtual reality headset". I cut out part of the back of the headset with a dremel and glued on the monitor. I also cut out the internal divider and took out the diopter pieces that came with the headset. After a little bit of extra hot glue, red tape and electrical tape to cover some of the light holes, it looks great!

Virtual reality headset here:

TFT 4.3'' monitors are all over eBay. Would recommend buying in USA. The best deals on them are around $10-$12.

So far testing has been going well. Have not tested blue screen yet. Most of the cheaper TFT's can handle some static, but not a whole lot. These were built for my LOS setups. And in any case, use the output from a DVR to eliminate any blue screen.

Enjoy! Any questions just ask.
#57 - DIY $25 FPV Headset (2 min 12 sec)