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Posted by carguy1994ca | Jun 29, 2014 @ 08:22 PM | 1,043 Views
Invited 2 friends home for a week end of FPV fun. Nothing beats flkying FPV with other pilots :

Mini FPV meet en Beauce (4 min 41 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | May 29, 2014 @ 09:04 AM | 3,008 Views
The rage is all in mini quads these days and I wanted to take the plunge too. I've been trying for a while to have a quad that flies agressively and fast and doesn't have any jello.

I wanted a blackout but was a bit thrown back by the price so a friend made me a plstic frame that he cnc cut, which was great but flexes too much for the type of flying I wanted to do. He did intriduce me to the Flip 1.5 with multiwii software that I found was the right controller for me. he sent me the v2 version of his plastic frame which will be a lot more rigid but the power system is not powerfull enough for my taste so I'll keep it for more leisure flights.

Another guy made me a plywood frame that is much more rigid and perfect for a race quad. I just love it ! Here it is:

Dan racer quad - My new friend (3 min 51 sec)


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Posted by carguy1994ca | Apr 24, 2014 @ 04:19 PM | 1,685 Views
Winter was very hard here this year, its only beginning to warm a bit, I still have snow on my lawn and we are almost may, but we had a great day last weekend and I'm saying that was the start of a new FPv season ! I'll concentrate on multi rotors this summer, with also aversa wing, my TBRC 60" wing I want to fly more and add OSD, and I'm playing with a versa wing from Flitetest, 4$ of foam board, very nice !

Here is the versa and some tricopter:

Season 2014 begins (5 min 6 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Mar 02, 2014 @ 10:51 AM | 2,210 Views
I didn't want do have the Tonka body go in the street in winter time as we use road salts over here and I was afraid it would attack the metal body that took me some time to restore and paint. The Tonka body is also pretty heavy so not all that good to ride on snow.

I decided to mod the stock Summit body to have something that ressemble a pickup truck, inpired by Woby's truck. Here is what I came with;...Continue Reading
Posted by carguy1994ca | Dec 30, 2013 @ 12:01 AM | 2,332 Views
Here is the new relay box so I can fly 1,3 ghz with my 5,8 ghz attitudes goggles. It feels so free not to be tethered to your ground station ! Also helps position the GS on a better site for improved reception when riding the Tonka Summit. Antennas can be stored inside for transport.

Big hole is for tripod handle: Placed vertically it enters the relay box to hold it. Can also add a broomstick to elevate relay box to get better signal reception.
Posted by carguy1994ca | Dec 29, 2013 @ 11:44 PM | 2,102 Views
Still needs some tweaking of the KK2 PIDs. Flown with stock settings. Weight is 975 grams with the GoPro without FPV gear. Heavy, but seems to have some great FFF speed Can't wait to try it FPV:

RCJ tricopter maiden (4 min 31 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Nov 01, 2013 @ 07:49 AM | 2,385 Views
We had fun flying low and between trees !

Formation and proximity - Part 2 (3 min 20 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Oct 07, 2013 @ 02:15 PM | 2,930 Views
Running the Tonka Summit is always fun, and gets only beaten when 2 Tonkas Summit run together

Mystery summit FPV adventures - Arboretum (3 min 50 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Oct 04, 2013 @ 09:18 AM | 3,169 Views
Its been a while since I wanted to do this. We have a big walking trail in the middle of town that makes a circuit around the river, across 2 big pedestrian bridges and one smaller that leads to an island int he midle of the river.

I installed the GS on the island for best video link, wich means the truck would be traveling on each side of the river, out of my reach if a bad intend person would take it away

I finally found the courage to do it, and all went very well. Enjoy the (non edited full lengh) video:

Mystery Summit FPV adventures - Les Passerelles (10 min 43 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Sep 04, 2013 @ 09:21 PM | 2,929 Views
Video I made of our club's funfly this year:

Funfly Phoenix 2013 (5 min 25 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Aug 27, 2013 @ 09:08 PM | 3,536 Views
Awesome fun ! Dragon Link v1 performed well

2013 North American FPV meeting St-Sulpice (3 min 51 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Jun 25, 2013 @ 05:16 PM | 3,623 Views
I did some range tests with my Tonka Summit and here is the max range I got so far. Could have gone further but the trail was blocked. Almost 1 km is a pretty good distance considering you have a multi $ RC truck on the ground pretty far from you...

Mystery summit FPV - 900 meters drive (11 min 13 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | May 24, 2013 @ 03:13 PM | 4,221 Views
This truck is so cool to drive I decided to also film it a bit 3rd person so you see it go:

Mystery summit FPV adventures - The beach (5 min 11 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | May 06, 2013 @ 01:58 PM | 3,806 Views
Ride on the Mystery summit FPV truck at different places including the local golf course. Fun !

Mystery Summit adventures - Ride on (5 min 17 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Apr 08, 2013 @ 05:11 PM | 3,818 Views
Driving the Tonka Summit is way cool. The FPV camera did a good job but when you record the live feed and edit it to vimeo or youtube the quality goes down and it is not that great to look at. So I made an aluminum pan and tilt mount for my GoPro HD cam.

Fred (the driver) looks more Bionic than ever, but the recorded video is now as great as the idea to convert an old Tonka body to FPV !

The Mystery Summit - GoPro try out adventures (6 min 0 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Mar 26, 2013 @ 05:03 PM | 3,909 Views
Dug some never used footage from the 2012 summer and fall and turned it into a compilation. Footage from the club field and at various location along the St-Lawrence river:

New footage compilation from 2012 (6 min 6 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Mar 05, 2013 @ 11:08 AM | 4,647 Views
Here is my Mystery Summit based on Scoobydoo's Mystery Machine. Went to 1500 feet out on that session. 3rd person clips of the truck at the end.

The Mystery Summit (7 min 50 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Jan 21, 2013 @ 05:55 AM | 4,728 Views
When you can't fly, you can drive ! And when its cold, what's better than to FPV from the couch in the basement with the big flat screen ?

Summit FPV - The snow track (5 min 11 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Jan 20, 2013 @ 07:04 PM | 4,634 Views
After driving the Summit FPV for a couple of months, here is my final set up. I now run the Summit with a Dragon link UHF system coupled to my DX7. I drive with the right stick, control pan and tilt with the left stick. Differentials locking is on flaps and low/high gear is on gear. I still have one channel left for an accessory, most probably I'll add a horn.

The goal is still to build a Tonka Summit, but for winter I prefer to stick with the stock body. So far it is plenty fun and I really love the truck. I use a security 2000 camera for night drive and a GoPro for day drive.
Posted by carguy1994ca | Nov 02, 2012 @ 06:02 AM | 5,108 Views
I had the best time at Halloween this year Should have brought out the recorder so I'd have some ground recording of the "Bone stock" Summit going around (and after) the kids

Halloween 2012 (1 min 33 sec)