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Posted by carguy1994ca | Jan 21, 2013 @ 06:55 AM | 5,610 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 @ 08:04 PM | 5,125 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 @ 07:02 AM | 5,506 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)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Oct 25, 2012 @ 11:55 AM | 5,446 Views
Basic FPV system (200 mW 900 mhz with stock omnis) installed on top of stock body with stock radio. Lot of fun to drive. Not very entertaining video, but made to show what the truck will do and the range I get. Wil have to play with antennas and frequencies to find best set up, goal is to get over 1/2 km range.

Summit first FPV drive - part 1 (6 min 11 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Oct 21, 2012 @ 01:02 PM | 5,087 Views
I've been dreaming of a summit since they got out. After beeing tempted many times I was tired of controlling myself and made the move. I got it yesterday and despite some light rain today I had to try it. Man this thing is too awsome !

Inspired by Woby videos and Replay's Tonka summit (those guys deserve the credit, they did a great job) I bought a Tonka bronco truck for it and I'll shamelessly copy those guys ideas and build myself a Ken and Barbie FPV truck.

Here is a video of the first drives:

Traxxas summit - First drive (4 min 26 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Sep 18, 2012 @ 01:33 PM | 5,124 Views
Good performance of the 900 mhz 200 mW video system here. Could go about 300 meters deep in the forest:

Tri in the trees (4 min 11 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Sep 15, 2012 @ 11:58 PM | 4,913 Views
Here is my new wing for FPV: 60 inches EPP foam wing from team Basement-RC in Canada. Build log is here.
Posted by carguy1994ca | Jun 11, 2012 @ 08:44 PM | 4,926 Views
Really like this thing, pretty awsome for taking footage that a plane can't:

More tricopter fun (3 min 44 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | May 16, 2012 @ 10:07 PM | 5,354 Views
Here is the last FPV video with the skywalker:

Closer and lower (4 min 7 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:42 AM | 5,045 Views
Well, when you have to fly, you have to fly:

Funfly d'hiver club Sol-air 2012 (4 min 22 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Feb 12, 2012 @ 10:46 PM | 4,888 Views
After a one year break, it was time to finish the aeronca build.
Posted by carguy1994ca | Jan 29, 2012 @ 11:35 PM | 5,787 Views
Posted by carguy1994ca | Jan 04, 2012 @ 06:03 PM | 4,987 Views
Posted by carguy1994ca | Dec 28, 2011 @ 08:00 AM | 5,078 Views
Plane chasing with the Stryker FPV

The monocoupe (3 min 39 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Dec 01, 2011 @ 07:41 AM | 5,436 Views
Finally put on a landing gear on the Stryker so I can sit in the car and ROG on the snow this winter while flying it FPV. Of course it is when your ready for it that there is no snow so I put on wheels for now. Very fun ! Bloopers at the end :

Tree flying and touch and goes (4 min 55 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Nov 21, 2011 @ 10:26 AM | 4,827 Views
Well it was raining yesterday, so had to try the Gaui 330x on realflgith. Of course tried it FPV style with the "cockpit" view and recorded some fligths and made a vid. Looks real if you don't mind flotting hoola hoops

Simulation (3 min 21 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Nov 17, 2011 @ 08:56 PM | 4,625 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 @ 08:40 AM | 4,399 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 @ 10:47 PM | 4,604 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 @ 11:44 AM | 4,771 Views
Tricopter 1st flights (5 min 59 sec)