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Posted by DJO | Jan 28, 2013 @ 02:44 PM | 4,657 Views
Yo everybody -

Here's the custom FPV setup that I soldered together for a member on here. The equipment:

RMRC 1.3 GHz, 300mw vTX
RMRC 1.3 GHz Standard RX
RMRC 1.3 GHz Standard Patch Antenna
Plug for PZ0420
Plug for vTX
Two Plugs for HobbyKing Simple OSD Connection
Deans "Tap" Adapter
In-line Filter
Deans Plug for Receiver
Two (Stock) Whip Antennas

Total build time took about 3 hours plus a little bit. Not bad, actually... I double and triple checked all the connections and such just to make sure that they were solid. I'm very proud of my work! If you're looking for a custom FPV setup then please contact me!

Posted by DJO | Jan 27, 2013 @ 04:18 PM | 3,920 Views
Yo everybody -

I recently ordered the Binary 900 DLG kit from Hobby King with 3 servos and an RX pack. I'll be using a BEC that I already have... I can't wait to build this one for a second time! My first one unfortunately met its demise in a tree, so I won't be flying this one that's coming in the mail in my backyard. It should be getting here by the end of next week, and you can definitely bet that I'll be putting up lots of videos on it!

I'm hoping to get an unboxing video too, and lots of build videos on what I did to get it ready to fly. stay tuned and get updates by subscribing to my channel HERE... I'm really excited to get back into DLG, and for about $170 shipped this wasn't a bad deal at all. I'm hoping to maiden it by spring once it gets warmer and thermals start coming out. But I can always test fly it before then


Posted by DJO | Jan 26, 2013 @ 06:04 PM | 3,928 Views
Yo everybody -

I made this compilation of the footage that I had of my Binary 900 DLG quite a while ago. I'm hoping to build this plane again... but I'll see... I was just going through my old videos on it and found this one. Enjoy!

(and subscribe/like/comment, etc.)

Binary 900 DLG Compilation (2 min 23 sec)

Posted by DJO | Jan 25, 2013 @ 06:27 PM | 4,074 Views
RadJet Modded w/ APC 6x5.5 + 30A ESC! (4 min 43 sec)

Should be one heck of a lot of fun once I get to flying it in a few weeks maybe, if the weather gets better.

Enjoy + subscribe for more! Lots of projects coming soon!

Posted by DJO | Jan 21, 2013 @ 10:19 AM | 4,096 Views
HK RadJet PNP: Setup/CG + Overall After Flight Thoughts (13 min 22 sec)

Enjoy + subscribe for more!

More mods on this... now it has a 6x5.5 prop, 30A ESC, and I've removed the coins in the back for optimal performance and cut out the foam more so that the battery gets the CG right.

Posted by DJO | Jan 19, 2013 @ 08:19 PM | 3,752 Views
Quick update video. Futaba radio in the mail. Not giving away what it is right now, so subscribe and STAY TUNED to see it soon!

The 12x6 on the Edge will be 100% EPIC, too....

I'll be building a DLG soon, and many more in the future. I'm hoping to build another Binary 900 DLG, and others!

Switching to Futaba + 12x6 for the Edge! (3 min 1 sec)

Posted by DJO | Jan 15, 2013 @ 09:40 AM | 3,851 Views
ENJOY + Subscribe for more!

3DHS 41'' Edge Flights - Cruising Around (2 min 44 sec)

Posted by DJO | Jan 13, 2013 @ 04:18 PM | 3,484 Views
Finally got this one flying. Too bad that I had some kind of lockout or something. Maybe it was a stall? Not sure.

Battery: ParkZone 1300 mAH 3S 20C

CG: 390mm back from the tip of the nose

OrangeRX, 6ch... stock electronics

ENJOY + SUBSCRIBE! When it gets sunnier the videos will get much better.

RadJet Maiden Flights Attempt #2 - SUCCESS!!!!! (5 min 52 sec)

Posted by DJO | Jan 12, 2013 @ 07:01 PM | 3,610 Views
Enjoy + SUBSCRIBE!!!!!

3DHS 41'' Maiden Flight! (5 min 27 sec)

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Posted by DJO | Jan 10, 2013 @ 07:40 PM | 3,688 Views
The specs of my 3DHS 41'' Edge - the second build of it, the rebuild

3DHS 41'' Edge Build Specs (7 min 17 sec)


Posted by DJO | Jan 10, 2013 @ 05:26 AM | 3,541 Views
Almost 100% RTF now... Can't wait to fly it!

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Posted by DJO | Jan 07, 2013 @ 08:47 PM | 3,654 Views
Unboxing some stuff. Electronics for my old 3DHS 41'' Edge (first video), and the PNP RadJet from Hobby King (second video). Enjoy + subscribe for EPIC EDITS and flight footage in the future, TONS of stuff happening at the DJO Productions studio (the basement, LOL), nowadays. STAY TUNED!

Electronics for 3DHS 41'' Edge - The Budget Route (5 min 48 sec)

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Posted by DJO | Jan 06, 2013 @ 02:19 PM | 3,834 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 @ 08:16 PM | 3,342 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 @ 12:50 PM | 3,454 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...

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Posted by DJO | Dec 25, 2012 @ 05:15 PM | 3,884 Views
Posted by DJO | Dec 15, 2012 @ 04:47 PM | 3,614 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 @ 01:49 PM | 3,714 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 @ 06:06 PM | 3,881 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 @ 09:47 PM | 4,094 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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