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Posted by carguy1994ca | Jun 16, 2011 @ 09:10 AM | 3,945 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 | 4,139 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 | 3,724 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 | 3,523 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 | 3,889 Views
Addicted I am !

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

Posted by carguy1994ca | Mar 21, 2011 @ 12:05 PM | 3,621 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 | 4,293 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 | 3,935 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 | 3,832 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 | 4,189 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 @ 10:43 PM | 4,268 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 @ 12:35 AM | 3,902 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 @ 08:38 AM | 3,784 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 @ 04:39 PM | 4,194 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)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Apr 14, 2010 @ 12:46 AM | 4,206 Views
Na...still the same after 1000 posts, although I looked weird this morning. Must be because I only slept 5 hours because of the H-9 Otter build
Posted by carguy1994ca | Mar 31, 2010 @ 10:00 AM | 4,013 Views
Approaching the 1000 posts soon. Seems anyone approaching this stage on RC Groups makes a comment about it. I wonder if I will change in a fury ball or something...
Posted by carguy1994ca | Mar 22, 2010 @ 03:08 PM | 4,097 Views
I went to the Club's winter dinner about a month ago and a fellow club member showed me his new keychain camera. Of course I bought one. For 16 $ you get a very small cam that measures about 1 inch width by half an inch tall by 1 and a half inch long. It takes AVi movies at a 720 x 480 resolution. A blade CX2 can lift it without a problem and fly for about 6 minutes:

Promenade en CX2 (5 min 24 sec)

Best of all, I tried it on a Parkzone Ultra Micro Sukhoi !! It is flyable ! The gym in wich we flew is kind of small and it is hard to get some decent speed so the image moves a lot:

...Continue Reading
Posted by carguy1994ca | Dec 04, 2009 @ 08:43 PM | 4,482 Views
These little 2,4 blades and ultra micros from HH are making me go crazy ! I buy the latest, they just come in with more new stuff too cool to pass on and my GF is giving me the LOOK

At least they are small so they hide well and I think that after 10 RC things in the house (hey, I am there, and still 10 free memories on the DX7 ) girls just stop seeing new stuff as long as they don't see the box coming through the door...