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Posted by DJO | Aug 09, 2012 @ 02:51 PM | 3,230 Views
SOUTH DAKOTA 2012: DJO Productions Edit (3 min 0 sec)


My edit from most of the footage that I got in South Dakota from last week while on vacation! Enjoy! NO video stabilization used in the clips for this edit, it's basically all raw footage! I'm learning to hold the camera steady.

Song: Photograph by Def Leppard



Dan
Posted by DJO | Aug 08, 2012 @ 04:29 PM | 3,340 Views
RCFS#72: 60+ Subs! :: Crazy Crack Yak EPIC EDIT (3 min 41 sec)


Episode 72 of the RC Foam Show

THANK YOU to all of my subscribers, every single one helps the RCFS! Thanks for the 62 subscriptions from all around the world!





Dan
Posted by DJO | Aug 08, 2012 @ 12:07 PM | 3,314 Views
RCFS#71: Crack Yak CARNAGE from a Tree! (3 min 33 sec)


Darn it, Crack Yak gets stuck in the trees... due to the *aHEM* wind...

Stay tuned, more to come on the RCFS! No updates on the Hercules lately, however it should be at my house in the near future!

EDIT: While the video was uploading I gained one more subscriber, making 60! Yay!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Aug 06, 2012 @ 07:15 PM | 2,825 Views
RCFS#70: Crack Yak Practice... After a Week of No Flying (2 min 16 sec)


Episode 70 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Not my best work... but OK none the less.



Dan
Posted by DJO | Aug 06, 2012 @ 01:07 PM | 2,754 Views
RCFS#69: Update! :: Schwing Mods, Competition Winner, Hercules Info (2 min 35 sec)


Episode 69 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Update after I came back from my vacation. Lots to come for the RCFS so stay tuned!

I wasn't really talking right LOL I had brain blocks and was stuttering at the end... once I get back to making more videos I'll talk smoother LOL. Thanks for subscribing!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 26, 2012 @ 08:31 PM | 3,985 Views
RCFS#66: Learning to Slope Soar on BMI Flight Simulator

RCFS#66: Learning to Slope Soar on BMI Flight Simulator (2 min 23 sec)


Episode 66 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

BMI Flight Simulator can be found and downloaded for FREE here:

http://rcdeskpilot.com/bmi/

I just found three pretty decent slopes in my area. I quickly converted my Schwing back to a slope soarer (the battery for the motor/ESC is LOST in the woods!). I got it stuck in a tree, got the plane out but can't find that battery, so I have to use the 2S RX pack with BEC and I can't use that with the motor/ESC so I made it a slope soarer again. And I may try out those two slopes that I mentioned!

Music from: http://beatsroyaltyfree.com/

RCFS#67: Three Nearby Possible Slope Soaring Spots Found!

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Posted by DJO | Jul 25, 2012 @ 09:48 PM | 3,296 Views
RCFS#65: REAL Crack Yakin' (EPIC EDIT) (4 min 30 sec)


Episode 65 of the RC Foam Show

This is what I like to call... REAL Crack Yakin'



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 24, 2012 @ 09:00 PM | 4,025 Views
RCFS#64: TONS of New Upgrades on the Schwing! (4 min 33 sec)


Episode 64 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

I've been working on the Schwing today a lot and it looks GREAT! Much sleeker and a simpler, cleaner layout for the electronics. The old prop was an 8x3.8 slow fly, this new prop that I originally got for the Tuff Trainer is an 8x4 (not slow-fly), so it should work a bit better! Thanks for subscribing!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 23, 2012 @ 01:43 PM | 3,806 Views
RCFS#60: Schwing Adrenaline (EPIC EDIT)

RCFS#60: Schwing Adrenaline (EPIC EDIT) (4 min 0 sec)


The Schwing flies great, fast, and is LOUD with a 3S battery pack and the 8x3.8 propeller that I installed! Make sure that you watch until the end for a catch and high speed pass to see how loud this thing really is! Thanks for subscribing!

Music: http://beatsroyaltyfree.com/ for intro, Waterfront by Simple Minds for the rest of the video

RCFS#61: Schwing High School Flights Unedited

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Posted by DJO | Jul 22, 2012 @ 05:18 PM | 3,268 Views
RCFS#59: How to Set Throttle End Points + Epic Soldering Fail! (2 min 50 sec)


Episode 59 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Here I teach you how to set throttle endpoints for your R/C plane model... and also show you hot NOT to solder. Make sure to watch until the end. Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you haven't already!

Don't forget to browse around on my R/C website!

https://sites.google.com/site/djoproductionsrc/



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 22, 2012 @ 03:38 PM | 3,217 Views
RCFS#58: The Schwing Gets More Upgrades! (3 min 26 sec)


Episode 58 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

The Scwhing gets more upgrades! Plus I also set the throttle end points and figured out that it has even MORE power! Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you haven't already!

Don't forget to check out my R/C website at:

https://sites.google.com/site/djoproductionsrc



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 22, 2012 @ 10:08 AM | 3,118 Views
Hey Everybody,

I recently made some changes (like the Crack Yak write-up) on my R/C site. Check it out! It's pretty simple, just has all my builds and information on it.

https://sites.google.com/site/djoproductionsrc/

Thanks!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 21, 2012 @ 10:39 PM | 3,133 Views
RCFS#57: Update - Schwing Gets Bigger Prop + BENCH TEST! (8 min 53 sec)


Episode 57 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

The Twisted Hobbys Crack Yak's full write up on my R/C site can be found here!

https://sites.google.com/site/djopro...bbys-crack-yak

The Schwing now has been upgraded greatly with a 8x3.8 prop, originally bought from Twisted Hobbys in case I wanted to run the Crack Yak on 3S. However I most likely will never use it as I only run 2S on the Crack Yak now. In the video I also show you how crazy full throttle is with the Schwing's new prop, and also talk about the 3D foamie beta test, coming soon! Thanks for subscribing!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 21, 2012 @ 03:20 PM | 3,252 Views
RCFS#56: The Schwing - EPIC H.S. Flying Part 2/2 (2 min 37 sec)


Episode 56 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Part 2 of flying the Schwing (HK's EPP flying wing kit) at the high school!

The 8x3.8 prop has been fitted and tightened on to replace the 6x4 prop on the Schwing so I'll see how that goes...



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 21, 2012 @ 01:50 PM | 3,210 Views
RCFS#55: The Schwing - EPIC H.S. Flying Part 1/2 (2 min 19 sec)


Episode 55 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Flying the Schwing at the high school again - this time on the lower field and in quite a bit of wind! Stay tuned for part 2!

***EDIT*** Just put on a 8x3.8 prop on the back of the Schwing instead of the 6x4 and that makes a HUGE difference! So far I have only bench tested it but I'm sure that it will be awesome in the air!!!!!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 20, 2012 @ 02:20 PM | 3,483 Views
RCFS#54: Backyard Crack Yakin' - PARTY (3 min 21 sec)


Episode 54 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Backyard Crack Yakin'... it's PARTY!

Music: Boston - Party



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 19, 2012 @ 10:03 PM | 3,574 Views
RCFS#53: The Schwing IS EPIC (High School Maiden!) + Crashes! (1 min 22 sec)


Episode 53 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Crashes are at the beginning! Both were from the odd turning problem that I'm having. However I'm going to use low rates next time and that way it won't stall in turns! I crashed it a few times at the high school (not caught on camera). More footage was taken but the plane isn't followed well in the sky.

This is the fastest plane that I've ever built! I'd say it can hit about 40 MPH in a dive... however when I give it full throttle in a straight down vertical dive the wind flaps, so I won't be doing that much any more! Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you haven't already!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 19, 2012 @ 08:28 PM | 3,506 Views
RCFS#52: Schwing Backyard Flight Testing (EPIC EDIT) (2 min 20 sec)


Episode 52 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

The Schwing flies! Plus I also just got back from maidening it fully at the high school and it ROCKS!!!!!

Music from: http://beatsroyaltyfree.com/



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 19, 2012 @ 05:19 PM | 3,463 Views
AMA Youth Contest Entry: (Category: How To) - Choice, Setup, and Building Your First 3D Foamie (11 min 9 sec)


Episode 48 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

What is a 3D foamie? How should I decide which one to get???

(Yes at 8:07 I made a mistake and should have said "ailerons" and not "elevator".... no big deal.) That's the only blooper except for another time when I said "servo" instead of "ESC". No 5 gram ESCs that I know of!

Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you haven't already!



Dan

(This video, along with episode 49, took longer to upload so that's why in my blog episode 50 is before 48)...
Posted by DJO | Jul 19, 2012 @ 02:05 PM | 3,022 Views
RCFS#50: Schwing Motor Thrust Angle + Big Oppurtunity for the RCFS! (2 min 25 sec)


EPISODE 50 OF THE RC FOAM SHOW (RCFS)!!!!!

I'll also take a look into the CG of the Schwing to see if that's the issue here...

Stay tuned!

EDIT: It flies! Backyard testing shows that the thrust angle may have been the problem.. however one wing larger than the other still is a defect in my opinion! At least it shows some promise though...



Dan