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Posted by DJO | Jul 07, 2013 @ 03:34 PM | 3,748 Views
JR XG6 DMSS Unboxing + Initial Review (10 min 47 sec)

So far so good. Just recently bought and installed a 4 cell NiMH 2000 mAH pack. Loving this radio and it's programming so far The radio unit itself looks awesome!

I used this system on my FunJet Ultra build:

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Posted by DJO | Jun 22, 2013 @ 04:32 PM | 3,729 Views
One of the fields that I fly at from above, and looking towards downtown. These snapshots were taken my my CrashTestHobby Titan with a Mini F9 (Replay XD Knockoff) in 720p, 60fps. They came out really good IMO!

And some video:

Titan AP Highlights - Flying High (2 min 18 sec)

Posted by DJO | Jun 16, 2013 @ 10:16 PM | 3,943 Views
Got some more footage from the Titan, these shots came out really nice IMHO

That spec near the car in the parking lot is me (I was flying LOS 90% of the time)

There's a pond in the woods on the left

See the pond, and part of downtown as well!

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Posted by DJO | Jun 15, 2013 @ 04:50 PM | 3,559 Views
The Titan flies nicely! I can't wait to get FPV on this as well...

Episode 84: Awesome CTH Titan Aerial Footage (10 min 32 sec)

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Posted by DJO | Jun 12, 2013 @ 08:02 PM | 3,632 Views

Been working on this lately. Here's the setup:

-HD "Mini F9" Replay XD Knockoff Bullet Cam (for AP)
-RangeLink 433 MHz UHF Receiver w/Turnstile Antenna
-3000 mAH 2S 30-40C Turnigy LiPo Battery
-Suppo 40A ESC
-Suppo 2200kv Motor w/8x4 Prop

No winglets needed, unless I notice it's very unstable. Weights ~36 oz right now, not too bad I guess, could be worse

FPV system to be added soon:

-PZ0420 w/2.8mm lens + IR filter
-900 MHz, 200mw RMRC vTX
-12v StepUp Voltage Regulator from Pololu Electronics

GS (currently under construction )

-9'' Monitor
-8dbi 900 MHz Patch Antenna
-Standard 900 MHz Video Receiver
-RangeLink 433 MHz UHF TX w/stock antenna
-1800 mAH 3S 25C Zippy Compact LiPo Battery
-Custom Wiring System

Episode 83: Crash Test Hobby Titan AP/FPV Build Update + Electronic/FPV Setup Specs (0 min 0 sec)

Also check out my R/C site at:

Will have more on this soon, stay tuned!

Posted by DJO | Jun 03, 2013 @ 07:45 PM | 4,020 Views
Hey everybody -

Haven't posted a link to my website recently but I have been working on it and what not. The best places to go on here are to "My R/C Builds and Items", "The FPV Project", and "The Complete FPV Beginner's Guide"


Posted by DJO | May 19, 2013 @ 01:07 PM | 4,541 Views
Ignore the timestamp. This is my first real try at AP with my quad. Came out good! But the camera is a bit heavy for it so when I fly FPV I'll just have the FPV camera on and not this one.

DJI F330
HK i86 Board
Mini F9 (Replay XD Knockoff) Camera
Spektrum DX7s

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Posted by DJO | May 18, 2013 @ 07:58 PM | 5,651 Views
DJI F330 with HK i86 Board - Still Tuning (2 min 18 sec)

Episode 74 of THE FPV PROJECT

***UPDATE: after shooting this video I got it to hover hands-off!***

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SUBSCRIBE!!!!! I've got an FPV setup coming for this quad very soon and it's going to be epic!

Posted by DJO | May 05, 2013 @ 05:20 PM | 4,730 Views
HK Versus DLG - Flying (1 min 5 sec)

Flying my Hobby King Versus DLG. Taking it easy on the power on launch to see how well the wing will hold up to the recent repairs. Looks good so far!

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Posted by DJO | May 05, 2013 @ 09:57 AM | 4,608 Views
Messing around over the driveway, these are some of my first flights with it

Enjoy + subscribe!

Brushless Blade nCPX Over the Driveway (3 min 14 sec)

Posted by DJO | May 01, 2013 @ 09:14 PM | 4,912 Views
Yo everybody -

This arrived today at my house and I've been working on it a lot since. Here's the unboxing video:

HobbyKing Versus DLG Unboxing (aka TopSky 1.0) (11 min 13 sec)

More videos on this soon. I should be flying it by this weekend, subscribe/stay tuned!

Posted by DJO | Apr 21, 2013 @ 04:31 PM | 4,438 Views
ENJOY! The 3rd video has music and more editing

Binary 900 DLG Lift Trials I (3 min 25 sec)

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Posted by DJO | Apr 14, 2013 @ 04:56 PM | 4,601 Views
Hey everybody -

I got to maiden my new HK Wicked Wing out on the slope today! Enjoy + subscribe!

HK Wicked Wing Slope Soarer Maiden Flight (1 min 54 sec)

Posted by DJO | Apr 13, 2013 @ 12:27 PM | 4,638 Views
Hey everybody -

Going to get my 300X back up and flying soon, this time with the Align 3GX FBL controller instead of the Tarot ZYX-S. Does anybody have any ideas on how to get the tail to hold better? I can't fly it like it is other than hovering, the tail would be all over the place.

Blade 300X Successful Hovering w/Align 3GX (3 min 4 sec)

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Posted by DJO | Apr 10, 2013 @ 07:17 PM | 4,667 Views
Ready for the slope now! Looks like there'll be good winds on Sunday, hopefully I can get this up and flying soon!

HK EPP 48'' Wicked Wing Slope Soarer Build Specs Video (8 min 42 sec)

Posted by DJO | Apr 09, 2013 @ 08:26 PM | 4,823 Views
Hey everybody -

My latest R/C came in today, it's the 48'' EPP HobbyKing "Wicked Wing" Slope Soarer kit, it's awesome!

HobbyKing's HK Wicked Wing Slope Soarer Unboxing - HD (11 min 25 sec)

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Posted by DJO | Apr 08, 2013 @ 06:23 PM | 3,877 Views
Hey everybody -

Here's the unboxing of my new Spektrum DX7s. It's sweet! I'm very impressed with it and it's quality. I like it better than my 8FG so far... it's awesome. I didn't really need the extra features of the DX8 and this will suit me well.

Spektrum DX7s Unboxing (6 min 42 sec)

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Posted by DJO | Mar 31, 2013 @ 07:32 PM | 3,936 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!

Posted by DJO | Mar 17, 2013 @ 05:36 PM | 5,252 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 @ 03:20 PM | 4,080 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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