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Posted by DJO | Jan 06, 2013 @ 03:19 PM | 3,747 Views
CrashTestHobby Pelican Flight, Calmer Conditions... Flying Fast ;) (3 min 43 sec)

Flying my CrashTestHobby Pelican at this school's field. Handled the slight breeze fine, it was off and on most of the time, and around 7 MPH. I've got a 7x6 prop coming in the mail for this plane so I'll get longer flight times and more speed. But this plane really isn't designed for speed

I'm getting about 25-30 minutes of flight time off of this plane currently. Setup:

ExceedRC 1360kv Motor, 7x4 prop (soon to be upgraded to a 7x6 prop)
Fli-Power 30A ESC
1600 mAH 3S Turnigy 20C Battery Pack
Parkzone SV80 and Solar Servo A107
DX5e + AR400 (soon to be DX6i and OrangeRX, probably)

Also check out my R/C site at:

Posted by DJO | Dec 30, 2012 @ 09:16 PM | 3,274 Views
I think this is the most excited I've gotten for R/C in quite a while. Just ordered a DX6i, a RadJet, and a 7x6 prop for my newly built CrashTestHobby Pelican. I'm getting out of FPV and back into LOS and loving how things are working out. The DX6i is going to replace my DX5e. The money from selling the DX5e will get me the cash to get some extra batteries for the RadJet and the Pelican, as well as a few spare RXs for a few more projects that I have coming

Life is good! Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to get out and go flying. 32 degrees and 10 mph winds doesn't so TOO bad.

Finally, things are working out. And I'll actually have some spare money in case of a crash or something. Many may know, that I used to have the DX6i. Had to sell it because I didn't have the money to buy any planes to fly it with! Now I have the money and have the capability to fill up my new DX6i's (that will be coming in the mail in about a week or two) model memory at some point in the future!

Posted by DJO | Dec 29, 2012 @ 01:50 PM | 3,358 Views
Yo Everybody,

I've decided to get out of FPV.... just my personal preference. It's not as fun as regular R/C flying (LOS) anymore. Not sure why...

However... now that I'm selling my FPV setup, I'm going to have lots of money to spare which I'm not used to, actually. But honestly I don't have any clue what I'm going to do with it. We're talking somewhere over $400

Here's what I've built/flown/driven for R/C so far:

-Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo VXL
-Heli-Max AXE CPv3 RTF
-SkyFun Pusher Jet PNP
-Tuff Trainer PNP
-Binary 900 DLG Kit
-Bonsai Flying Wing Kit
-Blade Scout CX RTF
-Turnigy 1/16 4WD Brushless Buggies
-Blade mCPX V2 RTF
-Twisted Hobbys Crack Yak 55 GOLD
-3D Hobby Shop 41'' Edge 540
-NitroPlanes PopWing KIT
-CrashTestHobby Pelican (that I'm currently flying)

I've used a DX4e, DX5e, DX6i, and a Hitec Laser 4 radio once (72 MHz). I'm currently using the DX5e, but I would like to upgrade. I don't like to spend too much on a radio... I like name-brand radios. Spektrum, Futaba... don't think I'm going to get Turnigy but I guess it's always an option. I'm almost sold on the Futaba 6J, because it's relatively cheap and has all the features that I need... plus, after using 3 Spektrum radios, I'm ready to try something different for a change. But I don't know, maybe a DX7s would be better for what I do

Overall, looking into the past, I had the most fun with the mCPX and the PopWing. The mini E-Revo at a close 2nd maybe...

I'm thinking of getting another heli, but...Continue Reading
Posted by DJO | Dec 25, 2012 @ 06:15 PM | 3,806 Views
Posted by DJO | Dec 15, 2012 @ 05:47 PM | 3,536 Views
Episode 55: FUNNIEST R/C Crash of the Year! (1 min 48 sec)

Episode 55 of the FPV PROJECT!

OK... so maybe I won't be using the Schwing much anymore. Not going to use it for FPV then either, oh well.

SUBSCRIBE for more FPV and flying in the future!

Also check out my R/C site at:

Check out Episode 56:

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Posted by DJO | Dec 02, 2012 @ 02:49 PM | 3,634 Views
Episode 50: FPV - GLORY DAYS (3 min 50 sec)

(For whatever reason it isn't embedding.. just click on the above link!)

Episode 50 of the FPV PROJECT!

FPV GLORY DAYS! Some of the smoothest keychain cam footage I could find... ENJOY + SUBSCRIBE!!!!!

Also check out my R/C site at:

Posted by DJO | Nov 23, 2012 @ 07:06 PM | 3,807 Views
Episode 44: PopWing FPV EPIC EDIT (3 min 5 sec)

Episode 44 of the FPV PROJECT!

Flying the PopWing LIKE A BOSS. ENJOY + SUBSCRIBE!!!!!

Posted by DJO | Nov 22, 2012 @ 10:47 PM | 4,005 Views
Yo everybody -

Figured I'd do a quick write up, as tons of stuff has been happening around here with FPV and my PopWing project. (LINK)

Here's the latest on The FPV PROJECT on YouTube:

Episode 43: 1.3 GHz 200mw ONBOARD PopWing FOOTAGE!!!!! (EPIC EDIT) (1 min 0 sec)

But before that....

First, I found an awesome new takeoff/landing spot!

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Posted by DJO | Nov 19, 2012 @ 07:06 PM | 3,831 Views
RMRC 1.3 GHz 200mw First Impressions + Quick Unboxing! (2 min 4 sec)

Episode 37 of the FPV PROJECT!

This stuff is great! I've tested the vTX all the way down to below 10v and it operates fine. No interference seen from my 2.4 GHz RX onboard the PopWing yet, because I've got the vTX far out on the wing and the torriod ring on the plug.


Music originally composed by my brother, Ben. Track is called "Solar Symphony" - thanks bro!

Check out this new video too from my channel, uploaded after the one above.

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Posted by DJO | Nov 18, 2012 @ 05:21 PM | 3,395 Views
Episode 36: Gorgeous, NEW Flying Spot, FPV Friendly! + Lots of PopWing Fun with Dad (7 min 40 sec)

Episode 36 of the FPV PROJECT!

STAY TUNED FOR 1.3 GHz FPV stuff! Coming VERY soon! SUBSCRIBE!!!!!

New place to take off/land is totally rad! Love the view and the fact that it'll get my patch antenna up high. Direct LOS to those little hills in the background. Google Earth is showing them about a little over 3 miles away. Maybe way in the future someday I'll fly out to them! Anyways, I'm totally impressed by what I found and it looks like it's going to be a winner. However, landing is pretty interesting

Posted by DJO | Nov 17, 2012 @ 05:27 PM | 3,631 Views
Episode 35: PopWing MODDED Maiden Flights + Flying While Nearly Split In Half! :D (4 min 27 sec)

Episode 35 of the FPV PROJECT!


The PopWing, in all it's modified glory, has now been flown! Crash wasn't recorded, sorry last few flights were flown with a broken motor mount and the wing nearly split in two LOL.

Also check out my R/C site at:

Posted by DJO | Nov 14, 2012 @ 07:05 PM | 3,540 Views
Episode 32: SONY SUPER HAD II 600TVL FPV Cam Unboxing + First Test (11 min 0 sec)

Episode 32 of the FPV PROJECT!

Music from:

And here's the video of the PopWing with all the mods!

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Posted by DJO | Nov 12, 2012 @ 06:04 PM | 3,260 Views
PopWing Blue Skies Flying with Ben + Mom (3 min 36 sec)

Just having fun with my mom and brother at the baseball fields with the PopWing. Make sure to watch the whole thing for vertical take offs and awesome catch landings!


Posted by DJO | Nov 11, 2012 @ 06:43 PM | 3,606 Views
Episode 30: Fast and Low FPV Flights + Dodging Lights (3 min 30 sec)

Episode 30 of the FPV PROJECT!

All flights from a single location. ENJOY + SUBSCRIBE!

Music from:

Posted by DJO | Nov 10, 2012 @ 06:55 PM | 3,465 Views
Episode 29: Beautiful Day FPV - EPIC EDIT (4 min 22 sec)

Episode 29 of the FPV PROJECT!

Flying high and doing a little proximity and tree dodging... having a blast with the PopWing as usual! More updates to come and maybe even a frequency switch!... and a new cam to test soon!

Also check out my R/C site at:

Posted by DJO | Nov 08, 2012 @ 10:10 PM | 3,638 Views
Episode 26: Stock DX5e + 5.8 GHz Tested to 2,100+ Feet!!!!! (1 min 48 sec)

Pretty good range for the stock DX5e + AR600... so, thumbs up! Check out the full narrated FPV flight here:

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Posted by DJO | Nov 04, 2012 @ 06:13 PM | 3,802 Views
Narrated FPV Flight From Moving Car + Near Disaster! (8 min 25 sec)

Episode 23 of the FPV PROJECT!

Hmmm, a bit too far for the DX5e, it started to glitch. Or maybe it was the wind? Seemed strange, but I'm sure that I lost signal at one point.

Also check out my R/C site at:

Check out this one, too... Episode 22. Took longer to upload.

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Posted by DJO | Nov 03, 2012 @ 03:49 PM | 3,914 Views
Episode 21: EPIC PopWing FPV Flying - Over Soccer Game! (3 min 27 sec)

Episode 21 of the FPV PROJECT!

It was SUPER windy out for this little plane too!

ENJOY + SUBSCRIBE!!!!! These flights were recorded with my new keychain cam

Posted by DJO | Nov 02, 2012 @ 04:39 PM | 4,096 Views
Review: HK Teksumo // TechOne PopWing (900mm) (4 min 42 sec)

Quick correction: 7x6 prop, NOT 9x6!

Thanks for watching! Buy your Teksumo/PopWing here:

Enjoy and subscribe!

Also check out my R/C site at:

Posted by DJO | Oct 29, 2012 @ 09:59 PM | 3,712 Views
FLiPower 30A ESC + Power Flicker While I'm Filming! (3 min 20 sec)

Episode 20 of the FPV PROJECT!

(Power flicker at: 2:30)

LOL the power flicker caught me by surprise! I was like.. huh?? The lights went off! LOL, but it's a good thing that it came back on.

FLI-POwer... Li-Po, get it?

This ESC from RC Foam not only is great, but it's also pretty inexpensive and it was at my door in like 3 days!

PopWing Adventures video:

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