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Posted by chanyote66 | May 19, 2015 @ 11:12 PM | 1,260 Views
Just finished a flight today with my 42" wing using a 2200mAh 3s battery!

Flew for a total of 42 minutes and 30 seconds!

After charging, I put 1690mAh back into the pack.

So flight average was 2.4A being used by my 2218 motor and 8x5 prop.

This one had no FPV gear on it but it will get my 20g FPV setup to have the least impact on efficiency.

Next goal is increasing aspect ratio of flying wing, and overall dimensions to carry a higher energy density pack.

Here is the rough specs:
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Posted by chanyote66 | Apr 20, 2015 @ 08:39 AM | 1,282 Views
Hey everyone,

I have had a crazy winter and been super busy but things are finally calming down and able to get back to the hobby more. I have been shooting the footage for my series back to the basics, as well as a few reviews that will start being released soon!

Whats on its way:

Ranger EX
Radio equipment
mini quads

Back to the basics:
Week 1 (all about RC) - Things you need to start, where to start, make your own or buy a kit? the bare essentials for RC

Week 2 (build or bind) - Walking through a simple Almost ready to fly setup, Building a flying wing for $5 plus electronics.

Week 3 (preflight and precautions) - where to fly, how to fly, where not to fly, what to do if something goes wrong.

Week 4 (Take flight!) - launching techniques, things to watch for when flying, how to control the aircraft.

Week 5 (recap of basic RC) - What to watch for, battery safety, whats in the future.

Week 6 (stabilization) - Is a flight controller right for you? what to look for, basic flight examples.

Week 7 (Purchasing FPV) - What you need to FPV? Safety concerns, selecting parts.

Week 8 (wiring FPV) - parts are here, lets get this working and test

Week 9 (Range check, and flight) - how to test equipment, what to look for, what to expect.

Week 10 (Recap of FPV) - things to come, lessons learned, advanced systems.

If you want to check out some videos I have now here are a few to browse through!
Quick tip of the week 2014 -
Quick Tip of the Week! Cutting cables saving weight! (1 min 32 sec)

wraithventures (RC truck FPV) -
Wraith-Ventures part 6 (Driven with Dragonlink) (4 min 16 sec)

Flights (my favorite flights) -
The Lotus FPV Scavenger Hunt by Spec UAV - Hunt #3 (3 min 1 sec)

Posted by chanyote66 | Apr 13, 2015 @ 12:20 AM | 2,185 Views
Just got to review the WL 912 rc boat from!

The review:
WL 912 REVIEW (5 min 41 sec)

Posted by chanyote66 | Apr 06, 2015 @ 10:54 AM | 1,730 Views
Hey everyone! Im kicking off Spring with a sale on my Video out cables for the Mobius and HD808#16v3 (I can still make v2 if needed)

Input: 6-28v
Output: 5V
Length: 12.0 inches ~30cm
Weight: 7g
Connector: USB 5 pin / Servo 3 pin
Charge Capability: 3A

The cables are normally $17 on my ebay listings

this week only I am selling them for $10 each, and every order will be entered to win a mini quad!

Shipping is $3 within USA and $7 international.

Below I have provided a link for USA and International for one cable. If you need additional Please PM me and I will make a PP order link for you.

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Sale Ends Friday 4/10/2015 at midnight EST.
Posted by chanyote66 | Feb 26, 2015 @ 01:02 PM | 2,916 Views
Ultimate Goggle battery 2s 3400mah (Li-Ion)

I use these for everything now! all goggles and even have one for my rc truck's fpv gear! Its nice to know that your goggle battery is the last thing to worry about while in the field... Unless you didnt charge it the last few times flying

Check it out here:

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Posted by chanyote66 | Feb 20, 2015 @ 10:55 PM | 3,899 Views
Whats on the Printer - 2.2 beadlock! (3 min 50 sec)

Hey everyone!

This is the first video of my Whats on the printer series, where Ill be covering 3d printing and RC! This one needs a little work and ill fine tune the timelapse videos including links to the parts once complete and information on 3d printing.

The Printer:
Prusa i3

LCD/SD reader
Custom Spool holder

The Print:
This is a 2.2 size beadlock that has been oversized to stretch a 2.2 tire, it is slightly wider and larger diameter for a super strong fit for the most demanding torque. This is my first rim designed which took a total of 6 hours to print.

The Pros:
This rim cost $1.20 in material and $.34 in electricity
4x rims = $6.16

If you factor my time in you are still looking at only $26.26! for a set of 4

These are for my axial wraith that will be revived for its return of the Wraithventures videos after a few more modifications.

Future prints:
Mobius or HD808 pan tilt for in the cockpit.
Mud guard plates
Battery Trays
High center recovery system
Rollover correction system
Dash/Steering wheel/controls
and more!

About the Prusa I3:
The Prusa i3 (iteration 3) is the newest and most current 3D Printer design by RepRap Core Developer Prusajr. The i3 incorporates lessons learned from the previous two Prusa designs, as well as other popular modern RepRap designs.


Plastic Parts (exc. Extruder) 26
Non Printed Parts approx. 337
Cost $300-1000?
Controller Electronics Almost all RepRap
Printing Size 200 x 200 x 200
Motors 5 x NEMA 17 Stepper
Frame Material 6mm Aluminium
Frame Manufacture Laser Cutter,
Pro Easy assembly Rigid XZ to Y Connection
Con Specialized Tools to make some parts

Some links for info on a Prusa 3d printer:
Posted by chanyote66 | Feb 02, 2015 @ 10:15 PM | 3,159 Views
Hey Everyone!

Cellphone Giveaway! (6 min 4 sec)

I was just browsing a few of the online stores I often buy from and found that Tinydeal is running a special! They are wanting to get people involved and provide better customer service so they made a forum where customers can discuss products and get great customer service from the staff of!

They are not a direct competitor to the other RC forums, but they provide great support if you have questions or just want to post a review of products or service! Iv ordered a few things from them now and got excellent service, any questions were answered promptly and they are very helpful in finding the correct product you are needing!

it is only running for a few days and has some nice products they are giving away!

Well on to the good part!
Heres the link to the deal:

How to Participate:
1. Register for account and reply to the above thread.
2. share the thread anywhere! Facebook Twitter, Reddit. and post the link to your post in the thread.

Dates: today to 10 FEB 2015

They will use to select the winner!

they must have 100 participants to unlock the grand prize. (think they are close to that right now)

But hey, spend a few minutes and enter to win! even if the phone is not compatible with your network, you can use it as a tablet... trade it... sell it... whatever

and the pedometer and battery pack are great for every day use!

...Continue Reading
Posted by chanyote66 | Jan 26, 2015 @ 10:17 AM | 2,368 Views
Hey everyone!
Just found a good price for a 7" screen. I have one on the way to make sure it does not blue screen or if it does, that it will be usable for FPV
Posted by chanyote66 | Jan 21, 2015 @ 10:14 PM | 2,761 Views
Hey everyone!

Just found a great deal for those that may be interested in FPV but not want to take the massive leap into FPV with all of the different equipment.

This Quadcopter has an actual 5.8ghz video link, headless mode, and some great features for starting in FPV. Or if you have a kid or friend that is asking about FPV, show them this! they can start without investing $$$ in all kinds of rc equipment! I have not tried this one yet, but I may be reviewing it if there is enough interest in it!

And if you wanted FPV on something else... the camera is modular!

10% off code: 10offv6

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Not a great video but you can see one flying here

They also have a mini quad for indoors for under $17 right now!
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Posted by chanyote66 | Jan 11, 2015 @ 06:14 PM | 2,394 Views
Do you have a kid, or kid at heart, that wants to fly rc planes? why not start with a paper plane? Check out the Dream1 from FlyDream. This is a motion sensing remote with a tiny power system for paper planes!
Dream1 - RC Paper Plane! (8 min 56 sec)

Posted by chanyote66 | Dec 19, 2014 @ 12:29 AM | 2,554 Views
Do you fly mini quads or mini fixed wing? Check this thing out!!!

Only $30 its a perfect price to stock up! and the guys at DTF do some great research on quality transmissions.

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Posted by chanyote66 | Nov 24, 2014 @ 05:00 PM | 2,652 Views
Has anyone seen this? Lets just say the Price is going to have people amazed!

Lets get some feedback on this! Id love to see how a full FPV kit could be for mini quads!

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Posted by chanyote66 | Sep 04, 2014 @ 06:39 PM | 4,291 Views
Group Buy is live!

The Specs:
250 Quad frame (green/red/blue hardware)
4x 1806 Emax motors
4x 12A simon Series ESC's
CC3d flight controller
Two pair of carbonfiber 5x3 props (now three pair if we get 10 people)
A quick price comparison
The frame goes for $50
The motors go for $15-$18
The ESC's go for $8:30 a piece:
The props go for $5 a pair:
The cc3d goes for $66:
So in a quick total without shipping it would be: $217 to get them from other places. a quick shipping calculation and it would be: $242
The break down that I was able to work out would be:
3-5 people: $175 shipped USA
5-10 people: $165 shipped USA
10+ people: $155 shipped USA

Power Distro Board Included!

If your interested Message me or check out the facebook group for the most up to date answers!

Facebook (may have to join the group):
Posted by chanyote66 | Aug 28, 2014 @ 11:20 AM | 3,803 Views
Labor Day Sale!
I am marking my FPV cables for the mobius down by $5 for this weekend! These cables work for the mobius as well as the HD808#16v3. I will throw in a spare cable for any orders over 5 as well! so get your friends together... save on shipping... and get a extra cable

Fatshark/boscam cable:

Standard cable:
Posted by chanyote66 | Aug 26, 2014 @ 05:21 PM | 3,601 Views
Running a little behind on my Quick tip of the week video. This week I talk about the Taranis and connecting LRS systems to different outputs and how to select each in the model menu.

Quick tip of the Week - Taranis Output capabilites (3 min 6 sec)