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Posted by DJO | Dec 27, 2013 @ 06:35 PM | 2,602 Views
2013 was a fun year for sure, and I was busy. Along with doing between 30-50 (?) FPV setups for customers here on RCG, I also built quite a few planes and helis..

-Crash Test Hobby Pelican (FPV!)
-3DHS 41'' Edge Rebuilt
-HobbyKing RadJet
-Binary 900 DLG (second one)
-Blade 300X and Tarot ZYX-S (then 3GX)
-NitroPlanes PopWing (FPV v2.0!)
-HobbyKing Wicked Wing 48'' EPP Slope Soarer KIT
-HobbyKing Versus DLG KIT
-Blade nCPX Brushless BNF
-DJI F330 Quadcopter KIT
-Crash Test Hobby Titan
-Multiplex FunJet Ultra (first 100 MPH experience!)

Biggest accomplishments:

EXCEEDED 100 MPH with the FJ Ultra!
LEARNED TO SLOPE SOAR with the Wicked Wing

...and started building FPV setups too!

I also went from a Futaba 8FG, 14SG, then DX7s, and then JR DMSS XG6.

Find all of my adventures and more on
YouTube and
My Website

It's been a fun year. More flying to come, hopefully... in 2014!

Posted by DJO | Dec 18, 2013 @ 03:04 PM | 3,046 Views
I recently build a setup for a HERO3 camera on a DJI Phantom. I know a lot of people with the Phantom are looking to get into FPV so I made a video to explain how simple this setup is!


Episode 98: Easiest FPV Setup for DJI Phantom + HERO3 (Explained) (3 min 54 sec)

You can get all of this equipment from ReadyMadeRC and SierraRC.

Posted by DJO | Dec 10, 2013 @ 03:52 PM | 3,558 Views
FPV Setups 2013 Year In Review & Overall Update (4 min 17 sec)

Planning to get back fully flying for next spring if not sometime next month. Going mostly cheap on the equipment... still lots of fun though. Stay tuned.

FPV setups continue in January (service is shut down for holidays/winter, thanks!)

Posted by DJO | Aug 29, 2013 @ 09:15 AM | 4,621 Views

New Hampshire 2013 - a few weeks of fun, hiking, and camping in NH. ENJOY!

Song: Wake Me Up by Avicii

Also check out my R/C site at:


Posted by DJO | Aug 25, 2013 @ 02:14 PM | 4,079 Views
Small hill, light lift, but still lift!


Wicked Wing Slope Soaring - LIFT! (4 min 5 sec)

Posted by DJO | Aug 17, 2013 @ 09:26 AM | 3,446 Views
Episode 92: AP SESSION :: EPIC EDIT!!!!! (2 min 44 sec)


Song: Alive by Krewella

Also check out my R/C site at:


Posted by DJO | Jul 29, 2013 @ 06:48 PM | 3,249 Views
My first thermal with the Versus from HK (TopSky 1.0 clone). 3 minute flight in mostly calm weather with a little bit of a breeze from time to time.



Posted by DJO | Jul 17, 2013 @ 04:45 PM | 3,605 Views
I've been on YouTube for about a year and a half now - and at almost 450 videos so far, you can definitely say I've been busy. I made a shorter compilation to use as a channel trailer for my YouTube channel known as RCDJO, or DJO Productions. It includes quite a bit of FPV and AP, as well as some jet footage, 3D, slope soaring and more. I think it came out good!

I'm saving up to buy a good DSLR camera to get some really nice shots later on (from the air I'm hoping as well) and start getting more into aerial videography/photography work.

Enjoy, and please subscribe! My goal is to hit 500 subscribers by the end of this year.


Posted by DJO | Jul 10, 2013 @ 01:18 PM | 3,943 Views
FunJet Ultra 2580kv, 6x4 - 710g AUW! (2 min 3 sec)

My light FunJet ultra, Hyperion 2580kv motor, 6x4 prop, 40A ESC, 2200 mAH 3S 35C. Around 400w and 37A WOT. AUW is only 710g. Flown with the JR XG6 DMSS! Speed was clocked at ~84 MPH.

Enjoy! Thanks to my brother for filming.

Also check out my R/C site at:


Posted by DJO | Jul 07, 2013 @ 02:34 PM | 3,845 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 @ 03:32 PM | 3,806 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 @ 09:16 PM | 4,004 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 @ 03:50 PM | 3,622 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 @ 07:02 PM | 3,700 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 @ 06:45 PM | 4,097 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 @ 12:07 PM | 4,595 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 @ 06:58 PM | 5,712 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!***

Also check out my R/C site at:


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 @ 04:20 PM | 4,807 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!

Also check out my R/C site at:


Posted by DJO | May 05, 2013 @ 08:57 AM | 4,683 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 @ 08:14 PM | 5,056 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!