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Posted by 747Pilot | Jul 21, 2014 @ 09:56 PM | 1,201 Views
Some pics from spending the weekend with my good friends from TBRC at Benderflys place. Too much fun I wish it was a 4 day event. Even though I lost a Bixler with a 433/5.8 setup, a möbius and Vtx during the weekend, it was SO worth it! Video playlist from me and other fpv'rs.

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Posted by 747Pilot | Jul 09, 2014 @ 09:28 PM | 1,408 Views
Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone

Audio - The drama queens start their hissy fit at 12:25
Posted by 747Pilot | Jul 01, 2014 @ 09:05 AM | 1,611 Views
A few videos. Build and maiden. Cont to read for setup. Made by Sweepwings. This is my first Fpv wing build. Flew 5 times on Sunday. Lovin it. 3000 mah nano tech/ NTM 3530 1400/ HK 50 amp/Dragon link/Cyclops Storm/Lc filter/My Fly Dream Telefly Pro Osd for tracking/pz0420/Möbius / Taranis X9D.
Juggernaut Wing by Sweepwings via SierraRc - UnBoxing (1 min 36 sec)

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Posted by 747Pilot | Jun 24, 2014 @ 09:02 PM | 3,163 Views
Spec UAV is very happy to announce three co-sponsors are now offering up some fantastic prizes in this
months Lotus FPV Scavenger Hunt! All prizes listed below will be added to the current Lotus 1280 antennas for
1st & 2nd place and 50% discount for 3rd place.

Sweep Wings, Aerial Visions, Inc. & Rotorgeeks will be offering the following prizes for the current scavenger hunt.
Hunt #3 end date will now be pushed back to the end of July, giving everyone an opportunity to get out there and film.
It will now end July 31st at midnight eastern.


1st place - Juggernaut FPV Wing - 48"
Sweep Wings will be offering a brand new Juggernaut from their
line up of FPV wings.

2nd place - Team Blacksheep Discovery Frame
Aerial Visions Inc will be offering a brand new TBS Discovery Frame from their line up.

3rd place - Rotorgeeks 12A BLHeli ESC - Quadpack
Custom built for rotorgeeks, this ESC is perfect for your mini-quad build. It's 4S capable and has a 5V, 1A BEC.
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Posted by 747Pilot | Jun 20, 2014 @ 07:54 PM | 1,321 Views
2 part video series.
Taranis X9D - How to swap a case - pt 1 of 2 (9 min 35 sec)

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Posted by 747Pilot | Jun 17, 2014 @ 09:47 PM | 1,951 Views
Pictures here. OK...had to try a fpv car just once. Pretty fun. Not great range in my neighborhood. Have to play around with antennas. Got 100 meters out before video would start to get questionable.
Fpv Rc Buggy (6 min 32 sec)

Posted by 747Pilot | Jun 10, 2014 @ 07:25 PM | 1,510 Views
Cleaning up the rats nest of cables below my ground station. I grew tired of having to unplug everything between flights to save battery life, so i decided to tidy up the gs with a cheap wooden box from Michaels, some switches, a single sbec and a distribution board. Very happy with the results.
Fpv Ground Station Box. (3 min 1 sec)

Posted by 747Pilot | Jun 09, 2014 @ 07:53 AM | 1,387 Views
Well a good friend of mine that has is own antenna business (www.specuav.com) sent me an old RC car that he is no longer is using after I had been talking for months about wanting to do an fpv car. So the price was right $0.00

It's a mbx5 prospec - Anyone familiar?

I think it was gas at one point and converted to electric. It's got an esc and a steering servo installed. No shell, don't care. I've got the radio gear and fpv gear ready to throw on it but I have zero experience with rc car motors.

My questions is what motor? Whom should I buy from? It's gonna be 3s power. I don't need crazy speed. Remember this is just for fpv from the living room.

So can I get some suggestions on motors? Thanks

Soon to be FPV Buggy 1/8 scale (1 min 29 sec)

Posted by 747Pilot | Jun 07, 2014 @ 11:24 PM | 1,686 Views
Trying out a 3 way camera switcher by TURNIGY for fpv camera. Mounted on my skywalker 168- (soon to be Skywalker 1880). Setup with pretty simple but I'm getting flickering of the OSD info. Not sure why.
Skywalker 1680
NTM 3636 1400
APC 9 X 6
Cyclops Tornado OSD
RMRC 1.3 GHZ Vtx
LOTUS 1280 Antenna by www.specuav.com
3 - fpv cams PZ0420
Dragon Link Control
Taranis - dipped by Lonestar Hydrographics. See me latest video on my Taranis.
Thumb stick mod
Turnigy 3 way cam for FPV - First try (3 min 0 sec)

Posted by 747Pilot | May 30, 2014 @ 09:40 PM | 2,379 Views
Love the look and feel of my new "Carbon Fiber" Taranis. Thanks to Lonestar Hydrographics.http://www.lonestarhg.com/

Female owned and operated business in Texas. I ordered up a spare Taranis case from Aloft Hobbies and had it mailed directly to Lonestar Hydrographics. Kim, the owner, kept me updated on the progress of the dip and even sent pics and video.

A little about Lonestar from Kim:

We are a female (me) owned and run family business. We are based out of McKinney Texas about 30 min north of Dallas. We opened our business less than a year ago, but have really developed a passion for this type of customization and the limitless possibilities.

The most excited items we dip would be parts of manual and power wheelchair for kids around Dallas. This allows these kids to really personalize their wheelchairs and express themselves in a unique way. The craziest would prob be a wooden quadcopter frame. There not much you can't dip, so the more creative the better

I hope you like the controller, if there are any problems please let me know.

"Carbon Fiber" Frsky Taranis X9D by Lonestar Hydrographics (5 min 58 sec)

Posted by 747Pilot | May 23, 2014 @ 09:21 AM | 1,961 Views
Super simple setup. Turnigy rc switch connected to power board and ch 6.
Only 20 watts. Pulls about 1.8 amps extra.
Alien X Multi-Rotor w/Spot Light - Test Flight (3 min 37 sec)

Posted by 747Pilot | May 16, 2014 @ 03:46 PM | 1,975 Views
Alien X Quadcopter Setup (5 min 52 sec)

Posted by 747Pilot | May 12, 2014 @ 09:19 PM | 1,917 Views
Setup specs listed below video. Youtube ch - fpvav8tr
Alien X Multirotor Maiden Flight (0 min 40 sec)

Alien X - Frame
NTM 2826 1200 KV
10X/45 Props
HK Plush 25 amps ESC
HK power distribution board.
HK KK2.1 1.5
Dragon link v2.82 UHF Rx

Eventually hooking up:
Cyclops Breeze OSD
PZ0420 FPV camera
RMRC 400 mw Vtx
Lotus 1280 - by www.specuav.com
Posted by 747Pilot | May 10, 2014 @ 10:29 PM | 2,205 Views
See video below. Help. Need advice on why this is beeping and I have no throttle control. I set it up and did the esc calibration using the hub connector. All four motors spun up just fine and in the right direction. I removed the hub plugged the throttle cable back into the kk2. Put the signal wires back in the "right" spot.

Connected it all up, did the receiver check in the kk2. All stick inputs match the inputs you are supposed to see on the screen. But all it doess is this beeping. It will arm but there is no throttle control. NOTE: I put my white legs up front.

Trouble with KK2 & Qbrain Esc ?? (0 min 25 sec)

Posted by 747Pilot | Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:36 PM | 2,086 Views
Posted by 747Pilot | Apr 23, 2014 @ 03:08 PM | 2,176 Views
I've had the pleasure of test flying this new antenna by Spec UAV. It's called the Lotus.

Just two days ago I hit a personal best of 11345 meters with my Skywalker 1680. I had super clear video and had to turn around only because of battery limits.

They are now selling them in presale and sponsoring a Fpv scavenger hunt and offering them as prizes. Link. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2152653

My turn around at 11.3km.
Spec UAV - LOTUS 1280 FPV Antenna for 1.2/1.3 ghz (1 min 6 sec)

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Posted by 747Pilot | Apr 09, 2014 @ 07:39 PM | 2,395 Views
Welcome Home Skywalker 1680 (0 min 19 sec)

Skywalker returning from a 25 minute fpv flight. I finally have her dialed in to what I want from an fpv plane. Specs below.

SW 1680
NTM 3536 1400 kv
2 x 5000 mah in parallel
APC 9x6
HK 50amp Esc
5v BEC on ESC only powers (LED strobes, pan & tilt servos)
Turnigy 5v/5 SBEC (Powers flight controll servos)
Cyclops Tornado OSD
Telefly Pro OSD (For MFD AAT - audio channel only)
Dragonlink 12ch UHF rx v2.82
RMRC - 800 mw Vtx 1.3 ghz
Custom Lotus 5 blade video antenna - For sale soon
PZ0420 600 TVL fpv camera
Custom belly wheel.

Taranis x9d - "The worlds best #@#%!# radio-----PERIOD!"
Dragon Link UHF v 2.82
MFD AAT - Antenna Tracker
Crosshair - TrueRc
Fatshark SD base goggles