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Posted by closeflyby | Dec 25, 2014 @ 02:14 PM | 2,207 Views
Here are some pictures I wanted to share of my Christmas morning flight! I'm just getting into fpv and wow it is so different! It's like I'm re-learning(almost) to fly. On the second flight it didn't go to well. I eventually crashed, but for the most part it didn't seem that bad. The transmitter antenna was bent 90 degrees, but I bent it back so hopefully its okay. I'm also including pictures after the crash haha. Anyways, Merry Christmas!
Posted by closeflyby | Sep 10, 2014 @ 05:44 PM | 1,871 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 @ 07:10 PM | 2,229 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 @ 06:59 PM | 2,784 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 @ 04:00 PM | 2,068 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 @ 02:42 AM | 3,026 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 @ 12:46 PM | 2,301 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 @ 09:55 AM | 2,820 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 10, 2012 @ 11:11 PM | 3,921 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 @ 10:34 AM | 3,500 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 @ 01:53 PM | 3,853 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 @ 02:01 PM | 4,066 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 23, 2012 @ 11:56 PM | 3,665 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 @ 05:00 PM | 4,121 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 @ 09:17 PM | 4,590 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 @ 10:38 PM | 4,313 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 @ 10:55 PM | 4,696 Views
Here's a edited video flying at the new field. It was a bit windy.