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Posted by DJO | Feb 12, 2013 @ 04:39 PM | 4,395 Views
Yo everybody -

So after a solid 6-8 months I'm finally going to be getting another heli in the mail very soon! It's the Blade 300X, but without the AR7200BX installed. Since I use a Futaba 8FG for control, I'll be installing the Tarot ZYX-S FBL controller in it with a separate RX. Not going to use an S.Bus RX because those are too pricey, I'm trying to keep the build relatively inexpensive. The heli should be here next Monday and I'll get working on it then, I'm hoping to be able to fly soon but I'm not sure because of the horrible weather lately! I still have to install an RX in my new Binary 900 DLG and maiden that as well...

So this is going to be my 3rd CP heli overall, I've had a HeliMax AXE CPv3 and the mCPX V2 before. So I should do fine with the Blade 300X, I fly helis quite a bit on the simulator as well. I can't wait to get back into 3D heli flying as it is one heck of a lot of fun. Personally I've never actually set up a FBL system before so that's new to me... but it should be lots of fun, it's always good to learn something new. I've been wanting to get a heli for a while now, but overall it was the price that turned me away from them. I got the Blade 300X right here in the classifieds for $130, I ordered an RX and that was $30, and some batteries for $45, also from the same member on here. The Tarot ZYX-S FBL controller I bought from ClubHeli in the USA for $65. In total the build will end up being less than $300 and that makes me happy

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Posted by DJO | Feb 06, 2013 @ 12:57 PM | 4,346 Views
Binary 900 DLG Build Specs/Tips (16 min 49 sec)

The build is coming good! Stay tuned and subscribe for more updates and flying in the future. I've already (basically) completed the build and will be making a completion video on it real soon...

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Posted by DJO | Feb 05, 2013 @ 08:02 PM | 4,210 Views
It looks great, a lot better and cleaner than my first build of the Binary 900. I'm excited to get it in the air. It does need an RX and a very small BEC or VR however, then it'll be ready to go!

I had the masking tape on in the beginning of the build to put the wings together and not get CA all over the place... but I liked how it looked so I just put a piece in the center and I think it looks cool.... in real life the blue looks good on the red. LOL so I just left it on

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Posted by DJO | Feb 04, 2013 @ 08:46 PM | 3,821 Views
Binary 900 DLG Unboxing (12 min 58 sec)

Enjoy and subscribe for more videos on this plane in the future!

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Posted by DJO | Jan 28, 2013 @ 02:44 PM | 4,665 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 | 3,928 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 | 3,939 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!

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Binary 900 DLG Compilation (2 min 23 sec)

Posted by DJO | Jan 25, 2013 @ 06:27 PM | 4,079 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 | 4,124 Views
HK RadJet PNP: Setup/CG + Overall After Flight Thoughts (13 min 22 sec)

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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 | 3,759 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 | 3,859 Views
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3DHS 41'' Edge Flights - Cruising Around (2 min 44 sec)

Posted by DJO | Jan 13, 2013 @ 04:18 PM | 3,497 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 | 3,620 Views
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3DHS 41'' Maiden Flight! (5 min 27 sec)

3DHS 41'' Edge Flights - EPIC EDIT (4 min 15 sec)
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Posted by DJO | Jan 10, 2013 @ 07:40 PM | 3,695 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 | 3,551 Views
Almost 100% RTF now... Can't wait to fly it!

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Posted by DJO | Jan 07, 2013 @ 08:47 PM | 3,664 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)

RADJET UNBOXING! (9 min 51 sec)
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Posted by DJO | Jan 06, 2013 @ 02:19 PM | 3,844 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)

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Posted by DJO | Dec 30, 2012 @ 08:16 PM | 3,349 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 | 3,465 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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