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Posted by schumixmd | Feb 17, 2014 @ 03:05 AM | 1,573 Views
My very first video and flight with the MFD AP.
here we go:
MyFlyDream Autopilot Maiden Flight with narration. (19 min 41 sec)

And Russian version here:
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Posted by schumixmd | Feb 05, 2014 @ 06:12 AM | 1,266 Views
Since I got the MFD AP unit and till now, I still didn't have any flight with it.
Don't wonder why, it is not because of the AP, I just crashed the plane the AP was supposed to be installed in, because of very aft CG.
- My fault.
But it will fly soon 'cause the damage is very minor.

However, mean time, I was dealing with the AP on a single problem it had.
If you already saw the my video with the OSD overview, then you maybe noticed that the OSD shows my battery has 29.58 volts, but I was using a 3S lipo charged to 11.7volts.
After many posts on the MFD AP thread and getting valuable support from community, I have resolved my problem.
For those who have the same problem like me, and their current sensor reports a greater voltage than their pack is due to wrongly placed two resistors on the board.
The resistors are 590 Ohm and 4.42 kOhm, and they are used to divide pack voltage to 3.3v range and goes directly to sensing line, but being exchanged on the board they divide the voltage incorrectly to 10v, and the the sensing line reports incorrect voltage.
The resistors are easy to remove and solder back in the right places.

Looking forward to fly this autopilot a.s.a.p.
Posted by schumixmd | Feb 05, 2014 @ 05:30 AM | 1,235 Views

When I first time started to look on an OSD with or without autopilot, I was wondering how this thing look like .. what do I see on screen, and what configuration option there are.
I didn't find an video showing that, instead I had to watch a bunch of different video that show specific functions.
Now, when I got the MyFlyDream autopilot, I though that maybe someone like me does wonder how the menu looks like and what settings are present.

So here it goes. The video with the OSD menu overview.
MyFlyDream Autopilot OSD Menu overview (5 min 0 sec)

Posted by schumixmd | Jan 31, 2014 @ 02:25 AM | 1,307 Views
Hi there,

Received my Autopilot form FPVModel.com some days ago and started to review it for Russian forum. Since chanyote66 is doing good work on RCGroups, I think there is no need for another video on "what's in box" in English, and so on..
So far, have updated the AP to 1.11, without even knowing what firmware was installed in it. And have connected it on the bench too see how OSD looks like.

Have to say - I am impressed.

The first version of manual does not cover important features Autopilot has, but it is very good start for connecting it and having an overview of how it works, and how to tune in.

The switch'n'stick menu navigation is very intuitive and just after few minutes I got comfortable with that, although some on screen explanation for different options should be done better.

An important feature manual does not cover:
- Saving/Loading settings for different models directly on AP memory, so you don't have to remember the settings if you would like to install it in different planes.
There are some more menu items that are not described in manual which I think are intuitive, and for sure some of us will cover later on reviews.

For the time being, for thus interested, here is the Russian review and What's in box video:

MyFlyDream Autopilot обзор. Часть 1. (6 min 52 sec)

Thank you
Posted by schumixmd | Dec 24, 2013 @ 05:19 AM | 1,417 Views
When you are bored, take your plane and go to a frozen lake, and you will for sure find a lot of interesting things to do...

Drifting (0 min 41 sec)

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Posted by schumixmd | Dec 14, 2013 @ 10:28 AM | 1,435 Views
The year is coming to an end, and we all soon will trace the line and make the summary of what we did last year.
From FPV point of view, I have already made that and compiled a video with the Best Moments of 2013. Thanks to DragonLink I have flown with confidence.

Enjoy the video.
2013 FPV Mashup (5 min 42 sec)

Posted by schumixmd | Nov 18, 2013 @ 01:45 AM | 1,675 Views
This is yet the most beautiful scenery we flown and filmed. Watching sunrise in the morning from high above is really making you high without any drugs.

In the cold light of morning (4 min 10 sec)

Flown with DragonLink
Posted by schumixmd | Oct 28, 2013 @ 10:45 AM | 1,657 Views
Have put together a video of flights from this weekend. Unfortunately we had another target to film, but the wind was crossing the runway too much, and the real pilots didn't risk to fly. So we just enjoyed the view from over the city. We are not scared by crosswinds

Flight over city. Flown with DragonLink (6 min 11 sec)

Posted by schumixmd | Oct 23, 2013 @ 01:22 PM | 1,919 Views
I thought I had to put the contest video here on my Blog.
This is one of the few videos where I am actually trying to communicate with "virtual" viewers.

The RCGroups Great FPV Scavenger Hunt: October (7 min 2 sec)

Posted by schumixmd | Oct 14, 2013 @ 03:58 AM | 1,961 Views
At our first meeting with clouds we decided to make a tribute to Zach Sobiech. An American folk rock singer-songwriter.
At age 14, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer which mostly strikes children.
At age 17, May 2012, his doctors informed him that he had up to a year to live. Sobiech recorded the song "Clouds" about his battle with cancer, living last days of his life with the smile on the face.
The song went viral on Youtube, surpassing 3 million views at the time of his death. Sobiech died on May 20, 2013. R.I.P.

Clouds - A tribute to Zach Sobiech. Flown with DragonLink. (3 min 14 sec)

The second video should bring back the happiness.

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Posted by schumixmd | Sep 30, 2013 @ 04:18 AM | 1,816 Views
Finally got the GoPro on the wing and made some shots.
Average flight time on 3s5000mah is 20mins if only cruising around.

Wingman in action (3 min 29 sec)

Posted by schumixmd | Aug 23, 2013 @ 05:47 PM | 2,180 Views
FPVWingman Maiden Flight (4 min 54 sec)

Posted by schumixmd | Aug 21, 2013 @ 08:01 AM | 2,130 Views
This is our first Cross Country flight. We crossed 13km on one 2200mAh pack, and we exchanged 3 of them.
It was not big performance but we enjoyed a lot the "trip", and are likely to repeat it again, this time with a better performance.

The "cabriolet" car provided by our friend is an old "LUAZ 967" that uphills developed speed less than our Bixler

The DragonLink combined with 1.2ghz video worked like a charm and the helical antenna had to barely be pointed at the plane.

Cross Country and Rock and Roll. Flown with DragonLink. (2 min 48 sec)

Posted by schumixmd | Aug 13, 2013 @ 05:41 AM | 1,970 Views
Hello guys,

I just started this thread to tell my story. The story is still in "writing" process, means it is not finished yet, but I will try to go through it till the end.

I started flying FPV some time ago, right after I started flying RC. FPV was the main reason I entered this addicted hobby.
I have flown different planes, hand build trainers, foamies, 3d planes, gliders (phoenix2000 still work like charm), and even the huge Bormatec Maja that didn't like so much. But all those planes had it's pros and cons, and the cons were more that pros.
The last plane that I came for was Bixler v1. Flies great and can carry easily a GoPro, but since I don't want to modify her too much there is a limitation with Bixler.

So the time came when I had to think about another plane, that will deliver a little more adrenaline, a little more speed, a little bigger payload - in 3 word - a little by all.

Surfing through the forums, youtube and other places where was information about FPV, I came to a conclusion that I must buy a wing, or build one Because most pilots use a wings for FPV and less use traditional tail planes.

The easiest way was to build FPV49v3, and thanks to FPVTron for his great plane and how to instructions. However, I only found depron sheets that were 1000mm width, and I had to scale it down to 1000mm wingspan, and it didn't work for me. Too heavy, and didn't glide at all, not to mention it was without FPV gear on it. Then I converted it to...Continue Reading
Posted by schumixmd | Oct 17, 2012 @ 02:08 AM | 2,130 Views
Had some flights with our bixler in a warm day around 2 abandoned buildings near city. Thermals were so strong that it was almost impossible to flight, but we managed to shoot some nice moments.

Not so Crazy FPV session (2 min 59 sec)

Posted by schumixmd | Aug 28, 2012 @ 01:18 PM | 2,001 Views
Phoenix and Bixler meet each other in the field where me and my team mate and some friends spent some time just for fun.

Hand launch and landing session (4 min 51 sec)

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Posted by schumixmd | Aug 14, 2012 @ 08:45 AM | 3,294 Views
In continuity of our FPV stories, which we a telling on a local site, we want to share our new Project with you - FPV fans.

Since everyone(from our club) knew the old scratch build trainer could not cope with our goals (maybe we ask for too much?), we decided to buy other plane. From the long list of planes peoples use for FPV we decided in favor of Maja from Frank Bormann, just because of it's specs:

Wingspan - 220cm
Length - 120cm
Wight - 1.5kg
Payload - 1.5kg

Parcel showed up in Customs but did not immediately passed, Customs officer were very waiting for us.. just because of curiosity and they just wanted to ask more questions about this plane, because the parcel was so large.
After we brought it home, we immediately unpacked to see what it looks like, and then packed it back and put on the shelf.

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