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Posted by FPVSCRacer | Oct 07, 2012 @ 02:30 PM | 45,614 Views
This is my submission for a video contest sponsored by the Temecula Wine Growers Association:
What I Love About Temecula Wine Country (2 min 3 sec)


In the video, I utilize RC aerial shots (which I'm sure you all will appreciate), timelapse, interviews and beautiful scenic shots of the valley and all it has to offer.

For my video production website please visit:
http://www.aerialphotoworx.com

For my photography website please visit:
http://www.williamheimphotography.com

Thank you,
Will
Posted by FPVSCRacer | May 01, 2011 @ 11:56 PM | 85,687 Views
5/1/2011
This has been a very challenging build. I have made extensive modifications to this plane in an attempt to make everything fit and balance out correctly. Knowing from the start that it would balance out nose heavy because of the camera up front, I did everything I could to bring the weight as far back as possible. The inside of this model is completely filled with gear with no room to spare. After installing and testing everything I was pretty close to achieving the proper CG and only had to add 1oz of weight to the tail to balance it out. Her maiden flight should be soon, I hope it flies, wish me luck.

5/5/2011
I attempted to do a maiden flight but was unable to get off of the ground due to the flimsy stock main gear. I couldn't get the power down and steer so I upgraded the gear and will try again soon. I tested the new landing gear in the street and it was taxiing like a champ, so hopefully that problem is solved.

Modifications include:
Modified rudder, carbon fiber wing spar, carbon fiber horizontal stabilizer spar, tailwheel, custom motormount to bring motor back and up to help balance and allow for 9" propeller, custom made FPV canopy pod/ pan mount

Equipment Used:
RC-Lights.com 14 LED Nav Light System
Eagle Tree Complete OSD Pro System with GPS
1500mW 1.3GHz Video Transmitter
1.3GHz Inverted Vee Antenna
GoPro Camera Cable
GoPro Hero HD modified with RageCams 6mm lens
FY-20A Flight Stabilization System
3S 500mAh lipo for Vtx
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Posted by FPVSCRacer | Apr 16, 2011 @ 02:03 PM | 84,806 Views
Quadrocopter platform to be used for FPV aerial photography/videograpy. I have begun flight testing and will have video to share soon.

Equipment Used:
VC-20-450 WiiCopter BNF w/autolevel
ALware 3 Axis Super Cam Stand w/elastic landing gear
Additional set of landing gear modded w/spacers to double up & make stronger
FY-20A FSS used for camera stabilization on tilt & roll axis
Eagle Tree Complete OSD Pro System with GPS
1.3GHz 300mW Video Transmitter
GoPro Camera Cable
GoPro Hero HD modified with Sunex lens
3S 500mAh lipo for Vtx
3S 5000mAh lipo for flight controls
Futaba 9 channel R149DP PCM 1024 receiver
I stacked two additional center plates for room to mount all the extra gear & fabbed an aluminum battery holder/camera stand mount.

Testing 3 Axis Camera Mount w/ FY-20A Stabilization (0 min 33 sec)
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Posted by FPVSCRacer | Mar 28, 2011 @ 03:55 AM | 85,218 Views
RC-LIGHTS.COM 2010 PHOTO CONTEST WINNER

"Traxxas Rustler" Custom the RustyRod (0 min 55 sec)


1 of a kind Rustler VXL, many trick aluminum and titanium parts. All aluminum chassis. 99% metal and 100% custom. Home designed, fabricated and built steel rollcage, front bumper and aluminum body panels. RC-lights.com LED lighting system with functional dual-intensity tail/ brake lights. RPM canister foglight & taillight housings. ZTís rollbar mount lights. Velinium Brushless Motor & ESC w/ 3 cell Lipo power....Continue Reading
Posted by FPVSCRacer | Jan 03, 2011 @ 06:34 PM | 92,550 Views
Tonka Summit FPV RVPV
(First Person View-Remote Video Piloted Vehicle)
Traxxas Summit chassis, vintage 1978 Tonka Body NIB, GoPro HD onboard camera with pan/tilt and headtracking, two-way walkie talkie, rear view mirrors, windshield, GI Joe w/kung fu grip, Barbie, 12V motorcycle horn, lights and much more.

This is a work in progress:
Geek Gets Girl part 1 "Tonka Summit too" (5 min 58 sec)

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