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Posted by closeflyby | Sep 10, 2014 @ 06:44 PM | 1,496 Views
I've been working on this for a few weeks now. This is the x525 you can find all over ebay with the flight controller, escs, motors, etc. I got it in mind for videos because a few years a go I tried with helis, but they were much harder to work with to get good video. This quad did take some work(and some more $) to smooth out but it flies great. I switched to apc mr props, which are awesome and more efficient than the stock(really unbalanced). It came with the multiwii se v2.5, which I'm still figuring out how to program but I did get it flying pretty good. Here are some pics. I didn't take much, because I know you can find builds all over the internet for the x525. The white piece is the homemade camera mount. I just shot video with the mount and I'm working editing a video!
Posted by closeflyby | Jul 01, 2014 @ 08:10 PM | 1,870 Views
These are actually photos from a year and a half ago. I just remembered I had them. It was a great flyer. It tracked great even in breezy conditions. Unfortunately I crashed into a fence(not the day these were taken) which ruined the whole front end of the plane but I plan to rebuild it! I
Posted by closeflyby | Jun 26, 2014 @ 07:59 PM | 2,412 Views
This is exactly the same as my scratch built pusher except this time I put a 64mm edf with 5000kv. I like it!

f16 profile edf (3 min 9 sec)

Posted by closeflyby | Jun 10, 2014 @ 05:00 PM | 1,682 Views
This is an 8mm model. The blue wonder on 3s gives it plenty of power!

Valuehobby 8mm Sbach epp (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by closeflyby | Mar 27, 2014 @ 03:42 AM | 2,674 Views
Made this pusher out of foamboard one day..
It flies really nice!!!
Profile rc f 16 (3 min 19 sec)

Posted by closeflyby | Dec 27, 2013 @ 01:46 PM | 1,954 Views
Towerhobbies Vista Glider Gopro Hero 3 (3 min 40 sec)

This is my third flight with the gopro onboard. The plane is a tower hobbies vista glider, I really like this plane!
Posted by closeflyby | Mar 25, 2013 @ 10:55 AM | 2,476 Views
Copterx 450 3D (3 min 23 sec)


Haven't flown helis in a while besides the nano cpx. The motor is a scorpion 2221-6 with an 11t pinion. I need to change the esc the one now is not allowing the motor to perform as it should.
Posted by closeflyby | Oct 20, 2012 @ 12:58 AM | 3,021 Views
Some pictures from last week!
Posted by closeflyby | Oct 11, 2012 @ 12:11 AM | 3,512 Views
Here's a video of my nano cpx doing 3D with the stock dx4e transmitter. It's on high rates with the performance blades and stock battery.
Nano cpx RTF 3D (0 min 58 sec)

Posted by closeflyby | Jul 09, 2012 @ 11:34 AM | 3,155 Views
3d flight with my nitro heli!
aeolus 50 3d raw (4 min 40 sec)


It has kbdd paddles and tail blades.
Posted by closeflyby | Jun 23, 2012 @ 02:53 PM | 3,503 Views
Well its wasn't really slope soaring as i usually had the motor on around 25% or less because when I turn the motor off the wind would push the plane behind the slope...but anyways its a Tech One popwing I just got. I bought the kit only as i already had this motor and esc laying around. I'm using a 2s 800mah lipo.

Tech One mini popwing (2 min 11 sec)

Posted by closeflyby | Mar 21, 2012 @ 03:01 PM | 3,690 Views
This has always been one of my favorite jets! This design flies great and is really stable! I made my own pushrods out of skewers
Posted by closeflyby | Feb 24, 2012 @ 12:56 AM | 3,339 Views
Just hovering around. Maybe I'll post the video later. I painted the canopy, paddles, tail blades, and skids.
Posted by closeflyby | Nov 23, 2011 @ 06:00 PM | 3,780 Views
This is some film from months back when I was starting out with 3d. I'm testing out the trial for Adobe Premiere Elements 10. I like it but its $100. It's filmed in 60fps.

Exi 450 slow motion (5 min 51 sec)

Posted by closeflyby | Nov 15, 2011 @ 10:17 PM | 4,244 Views
Well I decided to keep it and made a little video for fun

Ahh somethings wrong, if you watch it on youtube its fine.

Nitro rc go kart (2 min 8 sec)

Posted by closeflyby | Sep 18, 2011 @ 11:38 PM | 3,966 Views
So here is the latest flight with my exi 450 pro. I upgraded the head to an actual pro style head. I've noticed it to be a lot more stable but the cyclic control is decreased. This is also a test of the spy keychain camera I got on ebay for $7 shipped.

exi 450 pro 3d flight (2 min 40 sec)

Posted by closeflyby | Aug 10, 2011 @ 11:55 PM | 4,356 Views
Here's a edited video flying at the new field. It was a bit windy.
Posted by closeflyby | Aug 09, 2011 @ 07:33 PM | 4,634 Views
Just thought I'd post this if anyone is intreseted before I try ebay. Everything on it is stock. It's a Carson Modelsport 1/5th nitro rc go kart. The .15 engine that has less than a gallon through it and great compression. Brand new w/driver it goes for $270, w/o $230. I barely run it as I'm more into helis now, but is is very fun to drive. The driver also steers when the servo turns. I'm gonna ask $170 as it is in great condition but if somebody really wants it I'll take $150 shipped as i really need the money right now.