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Posted by Helishoen | Jul 19, 2013 @ 11:21 PM | 2,032 Views
video of a couple of hands free landings of the Z2 with the Ruby AP... The Ruby AP and OSD have been great, I have taught my wife to fly the Z2 with it, and now she is flying completely in manual (expect the launch, where ruby and I assist).

Ritewing Z2 Autonomous Landing by Uthere Ruby (1 min 35 sec)

Posted by Helishoen | Jan 15, 2013 @ 06:29 PM | 2,356 Views
Made this video to help a friend set up his Dragon Link... figured I would post it here for others to use if needed.

How to: Dragon Link Calibration & Bind Set Up (20 min 20 sec)

Posted by Helishoen | Dec 02, 2012 @ 05:51 PM | 2,294 Views
Ok I think I'm getting addicted to the Quad... I can fly before work, and two or three times after work without even packing up the car. Here's two videos of flying in the back yard today... I got 6 flights in today and still got work on the "to do List" done!!

More playing in backyard with Quad (7 min 2 sec)



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Posted by Helishoen | Nov 24, 2012 @ 11:20 PM | 2,797 Views
Bought a DJI450 w Naza & GPS from a RCG member last week... set it up this week on the DX7 with my dragon link and a gopro. Very stable aircraft, easy to fly even in manual mode. I'm installing some LED lights and swapping out the Dragon Link for a AR9000. Need the DL back on the Axon for my longer range FPV
Posted by Helishoen | Nov 14, 2012 @ 07:35 PM | 2,764 Views
A long winded intro into my recent introduction to Fixed Wings

Kids got me into heli's about 5 or 6 years ago, they have long since moved on to 3D heli flying, But now they are all moved out of the house, so its my turn at the hobby again. I was about to pick up a new bird and get back into flying when I ran across some skywalker and Zll FPV video's on you tube this summer. So I've spent the past couple of months teaching myself how to fly fixed wings.

Some Lessons I've learned... born again as a fixed wing flyer.

1) While learning to fly a heli. you start close and low...
...this surely spells re-build for an airplane.
2) Just because you can bench test the motor and prop easier on a plane doesn't mean that it won't bite you.
3) No matter how many helicopters you've (re) built, scratch building your trainer plane will humble you.
4) ARF or RTF planes let you learn how to fly and understand the control surfaces with relative ease. When you think your ready for a build... read number 3 again.
5) Money doesn't buy success, slow n steady preparation and attention to detail does ...(already learned this one with the first heli, I can't believe I forgot it a couple of times!!)
6) After you understand the first lesson, don't fly low and close, know how far away is too far.... This also spells re-build for an airplane
7) High wing airplanes tip stall... you just notice it more when your close to the ground trying to land
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