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Archive for March, 2013
Posted by DJO | Mar 31, 2013 @ 06:32 PM | 3,874 Views
Admiring my R/C workstation when it's all nice and neat... ready for more planes and R/C equipment to arrive now



Notice the mini fire extinguisher.. you can never be too safe with Li-Pos, LOL!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Mar 17, 2013 @ 04:36 PM | 5,203 Views
My first time slope soaring! It's SOO much fun! I can't wait to get better at using the wind and controlling the plane, as well as doing more ultrabatics in the future. Definitely going to be doing more slope soaring at this spot, after months of thinking about it I finally gave it a try. ~33 degrees F out and 14-17 MPH winds, it was cold but worth knowing that the slope will work

Here's the edit with music:

Binary 900 DLG - SLOPE SOARING (EPIC EDIT) (2 min 53 sec)


And here are the uncut flights! Enjoy!

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Posted by DJO | Mar 16, 2013 @ 02:20 PM | 4,013 Views
So I took up my new FPV PopWing v2.0 today with the 1.3 GHz, 150mw vTX onboard and the SecurityCamera2000(.com), 700TVL CMOS camera ($20!). It all performed nicely except that the range was very limited with the 150mw vTX, under 1,000 feet in fact. But that's most likely because I have the stock whip on the vRX as well.



Flew nicely with the winglet mod (thanks to FD Pilot for explaining this mod), which is basically just extending the winglets a little bit for better stability in the air.

The RMRC 8'' Monitor is great as well and is very clear. The $20 CMOS camera is very good in my opinion and I like it a lot, talk about a deal!

Raw RMRC FPV Monitor Footage w/FPV PopWing v2.0 + 1.3 GHz RMRC 150mw vTX (1 min 9 sec)


Oh and by the way, thanks to everybody who subscribed and got me all the way to 200 subscribers, thanks!

Binary 900 DLG Tail Fix is now uploaded. Going to try to slope soar it tomorrow!

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Posted by DJO | Mar 10, 2013 @ 02:12 PM | 3,818 Views
Well, spring is on the way for us out here... only a few days after the huge snowstorm and the weather is around 50 degrees with basically no wind. Perfect flying weather of course I can't wait for spring to get here fully so that I can get out flying more. Had a couple of long, peaceful flights with the PopWing (v2.0) today, soon to be equipped with FPV gear onboard also 3 batteries and ~12-16 minutes of flying out of each means nearly an hour of flying around. Did lots of gliding not captured in this video... took it way up high (LOS - no FPV yet still), and let it glide itself down for the most part, barely had to touch the sticks. Talk about a smooth plane, this is one of the best I've built and flown! The laminate really makes it a whole new plane.

I'm in a good mood because the whole week is supposed to be nice like this as well

Episode 67: The FPV PopWing v2.0 Flies! (0 min 0 sec)


Episode 67 of THE FPV PROJECT

(LOS flights first, trimming it out, FPV gear will be installed soon!)

After about a half dozen flights with the PopWing v2.0, this video was shot. I've got it pretty much dialed in, I can't wait to get the FPV gear onboard, it's going to be epic! Stay tuned + subscribe, FPV information and footage coming soon

Also check out my R/C site at:

https://sites.google.com/site/djoproductionsrc/

HAPPY FLYING!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Mar 06, 2013 @ 04:40 PM | 4,632 Views
Yo everybody -

So my 2nd FPV PopWing build (v2.0 this time ) has started and the plane is actually already finished, I just need to add the FPV gear onboard once I get it in the mail... after I maiden it without it though.

-900mm NitroPlanes PopWing KIT
-Lightweight Laminate
-ExceedRC 1360kv ~52g Motor
-FLiPower 30 Amp ESC w/BEC
-7x6 Pusher Prop
-1350mAH 3S 30C EFlite Battery
-Two 9g Suppo Servos
-FrSky FASST TFR6-A 6ch RX
-150mw 1.3 GHz vTX + 900mhz/1.3 GHz RX
-700TVL FPV Camera CMOS
-8'' LCD FPV Monitor on the Ground
-1300 mAH 3S for RX/Monitor on the Ground

Enjoy + subscribe for more! More FPV videos and such coming soon

Episode 64: NitroPlanes PopWing (HK Teksumo) 900mm Unboxing (5 min 53 sec)


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Posted by DJO | Mar 03, 2013 @ 02:57 PM | 4,001 Views
Doing some light 3D with the Blade 300X set up on the Tarot ZYX-S FBL controller. More to come! Subscribe!

Yeah, yeah yeah I know that my dad lost it a few times, but other than that the video is great The tail was messing with me at the beginning of the flight as well as the heli itself, I thought it was the main shaft but then it stopped so IDK what that was, but hey that works for me!

Blade 300X Light 3D w/Tarot ZYX-S (4 min 31 sec)


Also check out my R/C site at:

https://sites.google.com/site/djoproductionsrc/



Dan