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Posted by DJO | Yesterday @ 06:20 PM | 2,964 Views
Things that people assume but aren't true about FPV equipment.
#33 - Common Newbie FPV Misunderstandings (21 min 44 sec)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 30, 2015 @ 05:49 PM | 1,708 Views
Sony Effio-V FPV Camera GIVEAWAY! (1 min 26 sec)


Winner to be announced this Saturday. Good luck!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 29, 2015 @ 06:57 PM | 2,240 Views
Sony Effio-V FPV Camera GIVEAWAY! (1 min 26 sec)


Winner to be announced this upcoming Saturday. Good luck!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 26, 2015 @ 07:29 PM | 1,529 Views
US only. Subscribe and comment, that's all! Winner to be announced Saturday, Jan 31, this coming Saturday. GOOD LUCK!

Sony Effio-V FPV Camera GIVEAWAY! (1 min 26 sec)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 25, 2015 @ 05:35 PM | 1,026 Views
Part 1 of 2 of my upgrades to my workshop area downstairs for R/C and what not.
Thanks to mom for funding the workbench and new multimeter.

2015 Upgrades Part 1/2 - NEW WORKBENCH! (15 min 59 sec)


Much cleaner setup. Love this so far!




Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 21, 2015 @ 06:57 PM | 1,268 Views
...with Pololu step-up regulator. 5v to 12v. Love these tiny things, they work so well.

ImmersionRC Transmitter Step-Up Regulator Wiring for 12v FPV Camera (10 min 36 sec)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 19, 2015 @ 07:08 PM | 1,513 Views
This is the 5th plane I've made and flown out of the original Wicked Wing 48'' cores from HobbyKing. I slope soared it stock (1), converted it to electric with FPV (2), took a break then put on a smaller power system on it and cut the wings down (3), then converted it back to slope soaring (4) and now it is a tractor-style delta wing (5)!!!!!

Well worth the initial... $65 spent?

ANOTHER Wicked Wing R/C Transformation! *V5* (3 min 51 sec)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 10, 2015 @ 10:10 PM | 1,832 Views
Both the charger and PSU look totally awesome. Will be using this setup for a while, it certainly has a lot of functionality. Love the look (and name) of the PSU as well. $49 on eBay, for 47A 12v version in red!

Hitec X4 Eighty & Juice Box PSU (5 min 26 sec)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 07, 2015 @ 11:09 PM | 2,600 Views
Website got a MASSIVE update. Looks stellar, I love it.
This month celebrating 2 years of Custom FPV Setups!!!!!

http://www.customfpvsetups.com/



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 05, 2015 @ 06:44 PM | 1,568 Views
Unboxed a new radio today. This radio needs more exposure! So far it looks amazing!!! Can't wait to get it in the air

Hitec Flash 7 Unboxing & Thoughts (12 min 20 sec)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 03, 2015 @ 06:47 PM | 1,508 Views
Hey Everybody -

I've been seeing a lot of headsets around lately in the FPV world and decided to custom build my own, and show you guys how to do it. All you need is a 4.3'' LCD monitor (TFT) from eBay, and a "virtual reality headset". I cut out part of the back of the headset with a dremel and glued on the monitor. I also cut out the internal divider and took out the diopter pieces that came with the headset. After a little bit of extra hot glue, red tape and electrical tape to cover some of the light holes, it looks great!

Virtual reality headset here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251766752348

TFT 4.3'' monitors are all over eBay. Would recommend buying in USA. The best deals on them are around $10-$12.

So far testing has been going well. Have not tested blue screen yet. Most of the cheaper TFT's can handle some static, but not a whole lot. These were built for my LOS setups. And in any case, use the output from a DVR to eliminate any blue screen.

Enjoy! Any questions just ask.
#57 - DIY $25 FPV Headset (2 min 12 sec)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 02, 2015 @ 04:08 PM | 1,396 Views
Guys don't forget to clean out your PC's for the new year! Mine was very dusty and my desk needed some rewiring to clean it all up. Some unscrewing and dusting, reconstruction and then a few zip ties and velcro straps later and it's like a whole new PC.

Specs on mine:
27xi HP on left
23'' Acer on right (both via HDMi)

Alienware X51 case
Alienware Keyboard
Razer Deathadder 2013
Steelseries QcK+ Mousepad
Intel i7 3770
GTX660
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM
8gb RAM
Audioengine D1 DAC
AudioTechnica ATH-M50x Headphones

Enjoy 2015!

Dan
Posted by DJO | Dec 28, 2014 @ 11:50 AM | 1,147 Views
WOW. It's hard to tell from the video, but it was literally going directly up. Then my brother had to start zooming in it was so high. Talk about one hell of a thermal. On maiden flight too! Enjoy!

Maiden Flight THERMAL w/Radian (EPIC EDIT) (2 min 17 sec)



Dan
Posted by DJO | Dec 26, 2014 @ 03:19 PM | 1,348 Views
WOW. It's hard to tell from the video, but it was literally going directly up. Then my brother had to start zooming in it was so high. Talk about one hell of a thermal. On maiden flight too! Enjoy!

Maiden Flight THERMAL w/Radian (EPIC EDIT) (2 min 17 sec)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Dec 25, 2014 @ 02:57 PM | 2,169 Views
2014 Overview, including

THE FPV PROJECT II
Dynamic-S
HPI Blitz Flux
RMRC Penguin
Wicked Zephyr
770mm Carbon Fiber Hexacopter
Alienware X51
Canon SL1 / 100D

and more! 2015 plans:

-New Thermal Project - name TBD for now
-Multirotor stuff, and more FPV gear testing

2014 in Review // 2015 Projects Announced! (8 min 0 sec)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Dec 20, 2014 @ 08:20 PM | 1,908 Views
Remake of an older video, with some new thoughts and ideas.
Loving the external clip-on mic, and my Canon SL1's settings now all set up right.

How to Choose an R/C Radio *NEW* [HQ] (13 min 26 sec)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Dec 20, 2014 @ 11:16 AM | 1,169 Views
100% recommend Tactic's SLT

Tactic SLT Reliability Review & Discussion (6 min 14 sec)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Dec 14, 2014 @ 02:27 PM | 2,189 Views
#48 - Wicked Zephyr V2 FLIES! (3 min 2 sec)






Dan
Posted by DJO | Dec 07, 2014 @ 09:51 PM | 1,454 Views
When a custom flying wing is off balance (back heavy) and flown in ridiculous winds. Tried it off the slope too - would have been fine if the CG was right, LOL

Quite a comical video...
#47 - It's kind of "CG Challenged" (1 min 16 sec)




Dan