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Posted by h0tr0d | Nov 02, 2011 @ 09:55 PM | 2,470 Views


Airframe:
GWS Slow Stick
Exceed RC Rocket 2215-1050kv
Exceed RC Proton 30A ESC
Castle Creations 10A SBEC
HXT900's on all surfaces
Gens Ace 25C 2200mAh 3s Lipo
Corona 72Mhz RP8D1
Millennium RC motor mount and x-gear.

FPV Equipment on Plane:
PZ0420 Camera
ReadymadeRC 300mW 1280tx
Stock Whip antenna
Zippy 3S 500mAh Lipo
HK L Size Pan/Tilt with HXT900's
Servos modded for 160degrees rotation.

Ground Station:
Hitec Aurora 9 w/Spectra Pro Synth module.
Lawmate 1.2ghz Rx w/8dbi flat patch (modded)
Fatshark base edition goggles
Aiptek MPVR recorder
Posted by h0tr0d | Aug 30, 2011 @ 11:56 AM | 2,403 Views
Here's what I've got in her right now:
Easystar Kit Version
Turnigy 2835-2200kv Brushless Inrunner
ExceedRC 30A ESC
APC 6x4E
HXT900 Servos x2
Zippy 3s 2200mAh 25C lipo
Hitec Optima 7 rx

Video System:
Zippy 500 mAh 3S lipo
300mW 1280Mhz tx
stock antenna
cables by ReadyMadeRC
Lawmate 1.3Ghz rx
Easycap USB capture card
Gopro Hero HD

Video with this setup:
First shots with the gopro and a test of fpv equipment. (6 min 41 sec)


I'm still trying to figure out why I had to land with no throttle. The only thing I can think of is that I goosed the throttle right before it happened and caused the ESC to do a low voltage cutoff. It could have also been the heat since it was 109 F when the video was taken.

EDIT: After the plane did the same thing several times, and after swapping ESC's, I was finally able to determine that it was a faulty Zippy 3s 2200mAh battery that couldn't maintain voltage under load. It's now relegated to ground station work only.