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Posted by Adidas4275 | Jan 31, 2012 @ 01:24 PM | 2,242 Views
Parts List:
Frame: DiaLFonZo MicroQuad v1
Controller: MiniWii
Motors: Turnigy 1811 10g motors
ESC: Turnigy 6a Plush
Props: 92mm Triblades
Reciever: OrangeRx 6CH DSM
Batteries: GenAce 850mah 3s

I am still waiting for my props to get here, they shipped from HK on Yestreday so I am hoping the end of this week or early next week.
Posted by Adidas4275 | Jan 22, 2012 @ 12:54 AM | 2,577 Views
Well I just got my DragonLink for my Skywalker and DX8

Eventually I will fly FPV, but for now LOS it is.

Nice to get it all working!
Posted by Adidas4275 | Jan 16, 2012 @ 09:28 PM | 2,387 Views
I flew about 1/2 mile FPV with Spektrum 2.4ghz (farthest I have gone)

I need to balance props (some have had a strike or two)

The Hoverfly Pro board is very stable. I am flying in 10-15mph wind gusts and it is hard to tell.

Hoverfly Pro Y-6 Rusty's Frame Y-6 1/2 Mile FPV Flight with Practice Landings (1 min 54 sec)

Posted by Adidas4275 | Jan 16, 2012 @ 07:14 PM | 2,137 Views
My gear almost doesnt fit in my car any more


this is my first flight on my Y-6 with my diversity ground station so I pushed my limits a little farther. I usually fly in a 1/4 miles square. So today I went out almost 1/2 mile (this is on 2.4ghz spectrum full range. I had my goggles on so I am not sure what my singal strength was on my DX8 and AR8000.

Next weekend I will push it farther and have someone look at my DX8 when i am out far.

Y-6 and Skywalker flew well but my T-28 has a serious issue... it needs a lot of left aileron in order to fly, perhaps 1 to many crashes and the wing has some extra flex or bend to it.


Next time out I will put my gopro on my skywalker and fly LOS.
Posted by Adidas4275 | Jan 16, 2012 @ 03:42 AM | 2,541 Views
Here is the HDMI adapter I will be using to view the live feed for framing from my Nex-5n on my Y-6 (some day)


I will post more info soon
Posted by Adidas4275 | Jan 16, 2012 @ 12:28 AM | 2,443 Views
I just got my self an EagleEyes Ground Station for Diversity so I decided to build a temparary ground station to house all my gear.

Eventually I will move all this into a Pelican 1610 that will house all my camera gear, Y-6, Gimbal and Ground Station, but for now a snapware container will due.

I like it because it is water tight, so some little rain wont kill it and it will float above the holes that I cut in it. I have done some filming from a jet boat on a river and so water resistance is something of importance.

The Ground Station includes:
2x 5.8ghz Foxtech Receivers
1x 5.8ghz Patch Antenna
1x 5.8ghz Turbine CP antenna
1x EagleEyes Ground Station
1x 5-1 3mm barrel connector for power
1x Fatshark cable for my Base Station Goggles
1x Haier 7' LCD (shows static)

I also have a Foxtech 3" LCD 5.8ghz DVR that I can use to record the video form the ground station, or velcro it to my Transmitter (DX8) and use it for framing while flying LOS

Okay enough with the talking
Posted by Adidas4275 | Jan 03, 2012 @ 12:59 AM | 3,198 Views
Starts with Paint

I will update this with more posts about the hardware and such.

It will start of as a LOS plane with Spektrum Rx and move up to a FPV with autopilot and a LRS of some sorts eventually.

I have been flying FPV with my quads and Y-6 with good success so a Skywalker with a GoPro will be a fun addition.
Posted by Adidas4275 | Jan 01, 2012 @ 04:15 AM | 2,311 Views
So my little sister has turned into a decent photographer so she took some pics while I was fling my Y-6 on Christmas at my Grandparents house.
Posted by Adidas4275 | Dec 11, 2011 @ 10:41 PM | 2,448 Views
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaeyGFy1akU


So last September I was asked to do some video work, by a friend, for a fishing lodge in Alaska.

So I took my multiwiicopter scarab quad with a directly attached GoPro and flew LOS over water, out fishing for the first time.

It was not PID tuned well and my piloting skills are not great.

At that time I had only been flying RC for about 8 months and quads for 3 weeks.

So this was my attempt. Not great but it gave me the desire to get better.

I am now flying a Y-6 with a HFPro board and a gopro on a gimbal flying fpv and LOS.

I am also building a skywalker and I own a Sony Nex-5n that will go on the Y-6 some day

Hope you enjoy. (oh and I lack any editing skills)
Posted by Adidas4275 | Nov 13, 2011 @ 11:33 PM | 2,854 Views
So I am selling a bunch of gear to pay off my new build.

multirotor stuff:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1539350

Blade 120SR
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1539361

I will be posting some pics of my Y-6 and some video soon
Posted by Adidas4275 | Oct 05, 2011 @ 07:05 PM | 2,881 Views
Yesterday I tried to film a local pilot fly his Align 500 and it was really difficult.

it moves so fast around the sky and is relatively small.... it only took up like 5 pixels in my goggles many times.

But it was a blast to try.

Heli Watching From the Air.mp4 (3 min 5 sec)

Posted by Adidas4275 | Oct 02, 2011 @ 02:43 AM | 2,752 Views
had a fun flying today, there was a HUGE gas powered plane, some dirt bikes and a 4x4 out at the field today....

so i had the first chance to follow/chase and film something other than dirt.

Still trying it get it to fly smoothly..... I really want to mount the gopro on a gimble and fly through a 480line small camera...

I also noticed my 4xKDA 20-22L motors are having to work harder to pick up the gopro.... i am only getting 5 1/2 mins of flight time, I stop at 10.8v...

I was getting close to 8 before my rebuild, so time for my quad to go on a diet.

thanks for all the help guys

A fun Saturday Flying with big planes, dirt bikes and land cruzers 4x4.mp4 (4 min 38 sec)

Posted by Adidas4275 | Sep 11, 2011 @ 12:40 AM | 2,915 Views
I was on a fishing trip and took some AP video

It was raining the whole time and I am terrible at editing.

I think my PID values are too high also, got a little occilation that I need to work on.

Multiwiicopter Scarab Quadcopter GoPro Camera Water Fall (2 min 16 sec)

Posted by Adidas4275 | Sep 01, 2011 @ 07:19 PM | 2,853 Views
I will be in Alaska for the 3 days weekend, Friday - Monday and I will be learning to take video of the wilderness


I had to basically disassemble my whole quad for it to fit in my carry on luggage


and man lots of stuff to take for carry on only.

I should learn a lot and have a great time.

I will post pics and some videos up when i get back.


here was a little dusk flying I did last night

Multiwii Scarab GoPro Tests Before AK Dusk (3 min 9 sec)

Posted by Adidas4275 | Aug 31, 2011 @ 12:19 AM | 3,362 Views
First up is my new mount for my Multiwiicopter Scarab.


I was having Jello effect in my GoPro when it was just stuck to the bottom of the quad with 3M tape so I decided to use some rubber isolaters from amazon and nylon nuts. the carbon plate was just a simple payload plate for the Gaui 330x. I drilled some new holes, widened some on the Scarab frame and its on.


Tomorrow I will have a full list of my planes, Helis and Quads posted up with some video.


I will be traveling to Alaska on Thursday and I will be taking my quad to do some AP and video of fly fishing and the widelife.

should be a fun learning experience.


I have only been flying quads for about a month and I just today go my scarab to fly stable and with no Jello in the camera.

I will post some videos soon.

Here are some pics of my simple vibration isolating mount for the GoPro