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Posted by DJO | Feb 25, 2013 @ 04:32 PM | 5,044 Views
Yo everybody,

So recently I've been building a lot of FPV setups on here, and I've got the itch to get another setup for myself up and flying. I LOVED my old PopWing, it was a great FPV platform. 25 to 30 minute flight times, small, durable, fast and agile. Overall it flew great! After a while though, it was pretty beat up and ripped apart after I did so many modifications to it. So I ordered a new PopWing kit, this time the painted version

For the most part I'll be running a very similar setup on this one. However, this one will be laminated

The setup will include:

-900mm NitroPlanes PopWing KIT
-Lightweight Laminate (10 feet)
-ExceedRC 1360kv ~52g Motor
-FLiPower 30 Amp ESC w/BEC
-6x6 Pusher Prop (to be tested)
-1350mAH 3S 30C EFlite Battery
-Two 9g Suppo Servos
-FrSky FASST TFR6-A 6ch RX
-200mw 5.8 GHz vTX (and RX) - EDIT: 150mw 1.3 GHz vTX + 900mhz/1.3 GHz RX
-PZ0420 or 520 TVL FPV Cam - EDIT: 480 TVL Micro Cam
-SpiroNet Antennas (to be tested)
-8'' LCD FPV Monitor on the Ground
-Probably a 2200 mAH 3S for the RX + TV - EDIT: Probably a 1300 mAH 3S instead

The FPV setup will operate similarly to this one that I just recently shipped out to a member on here (but I don't have a GoPro HERO3 to plug in ):

I'll be using a tap lead off of the main 3S battery with a filter (top right, one of those) to eliminate some RF noise from entering the system. ESC and RX are ready to be glued into the foam with some painter's tape to keep it all nice and clean.

I can't wait to get back into FPV! In the future I'll also be buying one of those keychain cameras with the "D" lens for some good HD footage from the PopWing.

Stay tuned!

Posted by DJO | Feb 23, 2013 @ 02:35 PM | 4,837 Views
Hey again everybody,

I've been busy buildings lots of FPV setups for members on here lately! Everything from a micro setup to a full blown goggles/cam/TX/RX/cables setup. The prices for these setups ranges from $200 to $700+ depending on the equipment involved.

Here's one setup that I just completed. It has an XT60 tap plug for a 4S quadcopter. It includes a 200mw 5.8 GHz vTX and a vRX to go along with it. It has a BEC to get the 4S voltage down to 12v, along with a filter to get out any unwanted RF noise or the like. This one was made for the GoPro HERO3 camera.

Another setup that was just recently completed was this one. It included a 5.8 GHz vTX (250mw), skew planar antennas, an inbuilt 5.8 GHz RX for the included FatShark Dominators, a battery, 600TVL FPV camera, and a Deans "tap" adapter and filter made for a 3S FPV plane. 100% plug-n-play. I'm actually saving up for a similar setup myself, it's very easy to use and has good quality stuff.

More to come. So far everybody seems happy with their setups!

Posted by DJO | Feb 20, 2013 @ 08:43 PM | 4,778 Views
Dialing in the Blade 300X with Tarot ZYX-S FBL controller.

Blade 300X w/Tarot ZYX-S: Hovering! (2 min 6 sec)

Blade 300X w/Tarot ZYX-S Hovering in Wind: Tail Wag Fixed! (3 min 47 sec)
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Posted by DJO | Feb 12, 2013 @ 05:39 PM | 4,484 Views
Yo everybody -

So after a solid 6-8 months I'm finally going to be getting another heli in the mail very soon! It's the Blade 300X, but without the AR7200BX installed. Since I use a Futaba 8FG for control, I'll be installing the Tarot ZYX-S FBL controller in it with a separate RX. Not going to use an S.Bus RX because those are too pricey, I'm trying to keep the build relatively inexpensive. The heli should be here next Monday and I'll get working on it then, I'm hoping to be able to fly soon but I'm not sure because of the horrible weather lately! I still have to install an RX in my new Binary 900 DLG and maiden that as well...

So this is going to be my 3rd CP heli overall, I've had a HeliMax AXE CPv3 and the mCPX V2 before. So I should do fine with the Blade 300X, I fly helis quite a bit on the simulator as well. I can't wait to get back into 3D heli flying as it is one heck of a lot of fun. Personally I've never actually set up a FBL system before so that's new to me... but it should be lots of fun, it's always good to learn something new. I've been wanting to get a heli for a while now, but overall it was the price that turned me away from them. I got the Blade 300X right here in the classifieds for $130, I ordered an RX and that was $30, and some batteries for $45, also from the same member on here. The Tarot ZYX-S FBL controller I bought from ClubHeli in the USA for $65. In total the build will end up being less than $300 and that makes me happy

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Posted by DJO | Feb 06, 2013 @ 01:57 PM | 4,435 Views
Binary 900 DLG Build Specs/Tips (16 min 49 sec)

The build is coming good! Stay tuned and subscribe for more updates and flying in the future. I've already (basically) completed the build and will be making a completion video on it real soon...

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Posted by DJO | Feb 05, 2013 @ 09:02 PM | 4,298 Views
It looks great, a lot better and cleaner than my first build of the Binary 900. I'm excited to get it in the air. It does need an RX and a very small BEC or VR however, then it'll be ready to go!

I had the masking tape on in the beginning of the build to put the wings together and not get CA all over the place... but I liked how it looked so I just put a piece in the center and I think it looks cool.... in real life the blue looks good on the red. LOL so I just left it on

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Posted by DJO | Feb 04, 2013 @ 09:46 PM | 3,904 Views
Binary 900 DLG Unboxing (12 min 58 sec)

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