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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Dec 10, 2011 @ 01:07 PM | 7,674 Views
I Jumped into building a Quad-copter. I've seen them around now for sometime and new i had to build one.

At the time HobbyKing did not have the ESC's i wanted, they were out of stock! Surprise Surprise!! I wanted the Plush esc's with the Programming card.

I waited and waited!! and could not any more.
RCTimer carrys there own (well) Re-Branded HobbyWIng Esc's which are the same as Plush.
The Programming card is compatible with Plush, HobbyWing and another one now that escapes my mind!

After getting it built, Prop savers seem to be ok, but well not work for the Tri Bladed Props.
Savers are ok, but Collets and hubs are better to keep the Props stationary!
After looking around i made a order from RCTimer.
Also noticed that they are now carrying colored Props, I got a set of Orange and green.

The most common way to wire up you 4 esc's to one Battery connector is what is called a Spider power harness
Here is a great video showing how to make one.
power spider (13 min 59 sec)

I had Planned to make one of these, but found a power distribution board on ebay for under 5 bucks Well make it a lot easier for someone who do not want the hassle of soldering a harness.
Me personally like soldering, so i wanted to get get on the fast track with this build, and waiting 3 weeks for this board was slowing it down.

I went ahead and made a spider harness for the hell of it. Later down the road i am planning on building a TriCopter so i can use the power board for...Continue Reading
Posted by Eastcoast78 | Nov 27, 2011 @ 10:14 AM | 7,048 Views
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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Nov 23, 2011 @ 03:02 AM | 6,377 Views
Turned out great ,im pleased!!

Infineon EPP Bipe Maiden (8 min 18 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Nov 19, 2011 @ 12:48 AM | 6,095 Views
Hopefully i can get the rest of the bracing done, and get the Ailerons linked up and Maiden Monday night at indoor!!

Infinion Bipe Indoor Nightflyer (5 min 18 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Nov 11, 2011 @ 07:05 PM | 6,114 Views
Infineon EPP Bipe

Heres some pics, the only thing i have is 2mm, 9mm 1.3lb and 1.9lb EPP

The wings are built the 1.3lb and everything else well be 1.9lbs And 2mm for the fuse side...
I'm going to run some LED's though her! white in fuse and Y out too red and blue on the underside of the top wing so it glows down on the bottom Wing!
Link to the Build thread

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Oct 29, 2011 @ 01:55 AM | 5,552 Views
FPV Wing Maiden (6 min 19 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Sep 23, 2011 @ 11:19 PM | 7,983 Views
Figured id upload a few pictures of another Plane a good friend Built for me..
I have sense swapped out that geared inrunner,for a 2628 2200kv BL form RCtimer.;0)...Continue Reading
Posted by Eastcoast78 | Sep 22, 2011 @ 10:53 PM | 6,559 Views
Well i decided to get into FPV seeing its coming on Fall here now, the air is getting cool and before you know it,t he days are well be shorter.

First up i wanted something that would be easy to fly! Carry anywhere between 4200mah or maybe even up too 5000mah, and have a AUW anywhere between 1000g-1500mah.
I considered Buying a Ritewing or something like it, But i like building and testing.
So i decided to build one from Owens cornering Pink Foam.
I got 2 4'x8' sheets for $14 from my local Home depot!

For the FPV i have the 5.8g 200mw FPV Wireless AV Tx & Rx Set
I well not be using goggles at first. I have plan to get a LCD monitor and install it in one of those Big Black Rubber maid Action packers.
Could easily make/install it like a Speaker and surround with Black foam, like the inside of a TX case!!
ANd save up for a decent pair of goggles

For the camera i well be wiring a 2.5mm 4 pole jack plug it directly feeding the video through my GoPro!

Thanks for RC Flight Test for this great video.
How To Use a GoPro for FPV (7 min 12 sec)

In trying to find a decent Powerplant that was semi efficient!! I needed something that could swing a 8 or 9 '' Prop.
So i decided to give this one a shot!

If ordering this BL get this. be sure to pick this up as well this BL does not come with any mounting hardware!
http://www.hobbyking.com/...Continue Reading
Posted by Eastcoast78 | Sep 15, 2011 @ 11:51 PM | 5,828 Views
Heres another one form 2 days ago!!
Not many thermals around, being heaver, they have to be quite big to stay up.
So i decided too play some.
Anyone getting Sick of these vids? lol

RadianPro Flight (8 min 2 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Sep 13, 2011 @ 12:20 AM | 5,418 Views
Took the day to head too a Funfly at Harbor Grace AirStrip.
Here is a a great read on the Airstrip.
Including Handley Page's Atlantic too Amelia Earhart


RadainPro With GoPro at Harbour Grace FunFly (9 min 24 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Sep 06, 2011 @ 05:21 PM | 5,215 Views
Recently picked up a GoPro hero Cam..Its awesome.
I have the 960..its perfect for what i what it for.
Shoots great 720p Videos...

Heres some Videos form the past 2 weeks of using it.

First Flight with GOPR0 on the RadainPro (13 min 22 sec)

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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Aug 14, 2011 @ 11:49 PM | 5,723 Views
Just a little vid of me earning my Wings with my RC Club!!

NextStar Select Trainer (8 min 32 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Jul 12, 2011 @ 06:43 PM | 5,241 Views
Made a little Flick on some of the things you might want to do before flying the StrikerQ. Don't get me wrong!! This is one bad A$$ plane. But most of the time with any 200 dollar foam plane there are some mods/tweaks that may be necessary!!

I love it!!

StrykerQ overview and ESC programing (11 min 47 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Jul 08, 2011 @ 04:16 AM | 6,704 Views

Picked up the Stryker Q last week. Finally got a Maiden flight. All i have too say is WOW. She tracks like its on rails. With the the Ailerons Maxed out too 35mm the agility of this Bird is quite impressive!

You can have Speed brakes/Spoilers with your Rudders on the Q.
Heres what i came up with.

DX6i Rudder Airbrake Set Up
Stryker Q

Right rudder connected to the RUDD plug on RX
Left rudder to the AUX1 (or flap) plug.

RUDD to FLAP at +100 on both the UP and DN settings (with trim active) so that the left rudder moves the same direction as the right rudder (normal flight).

RUDD to FLAP but at -100 on both UP and DN settings so that the left rudder moves opposite to the right rudder and I get both rudders inboard for a left rudder and both rudders outboard for a right rudder (air-brakes). I have not flown this yet, just tested it on my bench. I have MIX1 and MIX2 hooked to different switches and only plan to use one at a time.

Final Setup.

AIle 0 75% +40%
Elev 0 75% +40%
Rudd 0 75% +20%

AIle 1 100% +60%
Elev 1 100% +60%
Rudd 1 100% +25%

Travel Adj

Ailerons are maxed at 125% each way.
Elev is maxed 125% each way.
Rudd is down too 80% each way.
Flap is down too 78%
that was too make the 5mm or so adjustment i needed too even out them. may vary!!

Flaps menu
Norm 0%
land 80%

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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Jun 10, 2011 @ 10:12 AM | 5,309 Views
Well heres the Maiden of the TitanJet. This is Scott's recording.
I well be editing mine later today.
Titan Jet maiden flight & small crash (7 min 53 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | May 22, 2011 @ 08:28 PM | 5,784 Views
Got my Old Super Cub done. Got some Cub LP floats
Should be fun!!
Still need too tape off a Windows.But other then that shes ready.

Here's a few Pictures

Posted by Eastcoast78 | May 13, 2011 @ 09:43 PM | 5,198 Views
Well after getting the Cub re done i have too do something about the leftover paint that the tape did not take off.
So i went with some vinyl and DS Red Duct tape Lines,As for extra weight ,its nutting .This motor/Prop combo is nuts. Im actually thinking of reducing my Thr throw 25% lol

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Posted by Eastcoast78 | May 13, 2011 @ 10:48 AM | 5,212 Views
New Mods too my old hanger Queen, I ve had this HZ Super Cub for 7-8 years and its what i learned too fly on.
So i decided too get her Hoped up She Still need some paint work. i tore all th old packing tape/covering off and well re do it. i may just go with red tape,vs painting and them re taping.
Getting floats for her. Also need too pick up a couple Cowls.

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Posted by Eastcoast78 | May 02, 2011 @ 10:30 AM | 5,086 Views
Newest flying session with the EPP Edge540T

EPP Edge540T Flight (7 min 17 sec)