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Posted by DJO | Mar 03, 2013 @ 02:57 PM | 4,145 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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Dan
Posted by DJO | Feb 25, 2013 @ 03:32 PM | 4,851 Views
Yo everybody,

So recently I've been building a lot of FPV setups on here, and I've got the itch to get another setup for myself up and flying. I LOVED my old PopWing, it was a great FPV platform. 25 to 30 minute flight times, small, durable, fast and agile. Overall it flew great! After a while though, it was pretty beat up and ripped apart after I did so many modifications to it. So I ordered a new PopWing kit, this time the painted version

For the most part I'll be running a very similar setup on this one. However, this one will be laminated

The setup will include:

-900mm NitroPlanes PopWing KIT
-Lightweight Laminate (10 feet)
-ExceedRC 1360kv ~52g Motor
-FLiPower 30 Amp ESC w/BEC
-6x6 Pusher Prop (to be tested)
-1350mAH 3S 30C EFlite Battery
-Two 9g Suppo Servos
-FrSky FASST TFR6-A 6ch RX
-200mw 5.8 GHz vTX (and RX) - EDIT: 150mw 1.3 GHz vTX + 900mhz/1.3 GHz RX
-PZ0420 or 520 TVL FPV Cam - EDIT: 480 TVL Micro Cam
-SpiroNet Antennas (to be tested)
-8'' LCD FPV Monitor on the Ground
-Probably a 2200 mAH 3S for the RX + TV - EDIT: Probably a 1300 mAH 3S instead

The FPV setup will operate similarly to this one that I just recently shipped out to a member on here (but I don't have a GoPro HERO3 to plug in ):



I'll be using a tap lead off of the main 3S battery with a filter (top right, one of those) to eliminate some RF noise from entering the system. ESC and RX are ready to be glued into the foam with some painter's tape to keep it all nice and clean.



I can't wait to get back into FPV! In the future I'll also be buying one of those keychain cameras with the "D" lens for some good HD footage from the PopWing.

Stay tuned!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Feb 23, 2013 @ 01:35 PM | 4,730 Views
Hey again everybody,

I've been busy buildings lots of FPV setups for members on here lately! Everything from a micro setup to a full blown goggles/cam/TX/RX/cables setup. The prices for these setups ranges from $200 to $700+ depending on the equipment involved.

Here's one setup that I just completed. It has an XT60 tap plug for a 4S quadcopter. It includes a 200mw 5.8 GHz vTX and a vRX to go along with it. It has a BEC to get the 4S voltage down to 12v, along with a filter to get out any unwanted RF noise or the like. This one was made for the GoPro HERO3 camera.



Another setup that was just recently completed was this one. It included a 5.8 GHz vTX (250mw), skew planar antennas, an inbuilt 5.8 GHz RX for the included FatShark Dominators, a battery, 600TVL FPV camera, and a Deans "tap" adapter and filter made for a 3S FPV plane. 100% plug-n-play. I'm actually saving up for a similar setup myself, it's very easy to use and has good quality stuff.



More to come. So far everybody seems happy with their setups!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Feb 20, 2013 @ 07:43 PM | 4,698 Views
Dialing in the Blade 300X with Tarot ZYX-S FBL controller.

Blade 300X w/Tarot ZYX-S: Hovering! (2 min 6 sec)


Blade 300X w/Tarot ZYX-S Hovering in Wind: Tail Wag Fixed! (3 min 47 sec)
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Posted by DJO | Feb 12, 2013 @ 04:39 PM | 4,405 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 | 4,357 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 | 4,219 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 | 3,834 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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https://sites.google.com/site/djoproductionsrc/



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 28, 2013 @ 02:44 PM | 4,681 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!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 27, 2013 @ 04:18 PM | 3,947 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.



...so 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

Thanks!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 26, 2013 @ 06:04 PM | 3,951 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)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 25, 2013 @ 06:27 PM | 4,093 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!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 21, 2013 @ 10:19 AM | 4,153 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.



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 19, 2013 @ 08:19 PM | 3,772 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)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 15, 2013 @ 09:40 AM | 3,878 Views
ENJOY + Subscribe for more!

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




Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 13, 2013 @ 04:18 PM | 3,517 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)




Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 12, 2013 @ 07:01 PM | 3,633 Views
Enjoy + SUBSCRIBE!!!!!

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 | 3,704 Views
The specs of my 3DHS 41'' Edge - the second build of it, the rebuild

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




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Dan
Posted by DJO | Jan 10, 2013 @ 05:26 AM | 3,561 Views
Almost 100% RTF now... Can't wait to fly it!





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