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Posted by DJO | Jun 15, 2013 @ 04:50 PM | 3,542 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 | 3,614 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)

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Will have more on this soon, stay tuned!

Posted by DJO | Jun 03, 2013 @ 07:45 PM | 4,003 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 | 4,525 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 | 5,632 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 | 4,717 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 | 4,599 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 | 4,890 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 | 4,424 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 | 4,588 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 | 4,617 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 | 4,645 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 | 4,784 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 | 3,862 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 | 3,919 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 | 5,238 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 | 4,060 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 @ 03:12 PM | 3,856 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

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Posted by DJO | Mar 06, 2013 @ 05:40 PM | 4,668 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 @ 03:57 PM | 4,033 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)

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