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Posted by cpo | Dec 07, 2014 @ 07:45 AM | 919 Views
Welcome to my build log. Lets get started!

Hey everyone! In this video I am showing you the components for my FPV Racing Quad. ReadyMadeRC was gracious enough to send me some gear for build and review...and I intend to share it all with you!

This will be a multi part series, starting with this video...the intro. This video is a little "talky" I admit...but I really wanted to make sure you got some information about the specific components for this build, and why they were chosen. I also provide a build list and cost breakdown for you in case you are interested in building your own.

This build is a good balance between performance and cost. I think you'll really like it.

Here are the links to the parts as promised in the video:

Drone Frames - G-10 DRQ250 "Mini-D" - Glass Fiber
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=2569

RMRC Prints - DRQ250 10 Degree Motor Mounts
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=3618

EMAX - MT2204-2300KV CCW
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=3650

EMAX - MT2204-2300KV CW
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=3651

EMAX - Simon Series 12A ESC
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=3641

Acro Naze 32 - Flight Controller (Right Angle Pins)
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=3061

Naze32 Case - Universal
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=3303

Gemfan 2 Blade Propeller - 5 x 3 (4PCS, CW & CCW) BLACK
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=2810

Gemfan Carbon Fiber Propeller - 5 x 3 (2PCS, CW & CCW)
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=2761

RMRC 1300mAh 3S 35C Lipo Pack - XT60
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=3574

MRC 1300mAh 4S 35C Lipo Pack - XT60
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=3550

CPO's FPV 250 Racing Quad - Overview (15 min 29 sec)

Posted by cpo | Sep 26, 2014 @ 06:32 AM | 3,084 Views
Hey everyone, this is my look at the Dromida Ominus "nearly impossible to break" quadcopter. You can pick this up at Tower Hobbies. My best piece of advice... get two. They are that much fun. You are going to want to fly with someone! ;-)

This is a really cool quadcopter. It looks good. Flies good. And has that interesting design that allows it to survive prop impacts. I don't know exactly how the prop stops when it experiences resistance,and I don't really care...it works, and it's simple. I feel like it's some sort of a simple friction clutch-like system with the motors and the way they are mounted...but I didn't really take it apart to figure it out. Maybe one day when I have more time.

Anyway...take a look at the video, and prepare to want one of these! Sorry. I warned you. ;-)

CPO's Dromida Ominus Quadcopter Review (10 min 22 sec)

Posted by cpo | Aug 22, 2014 @ 10:30 PM | 1,847 Views
01 Phoenix Tucano - Unboxing and Parts Overview

In this video, I show you my latest build: the Phoenix Tucano from Tower Hobbies. This is my first "real" plane build (meaning not foam) and I am pretty thrilled to get started. And wow...is this a beautiful plane!

I show you what's in the box, and what electronics I am putting into it. Here's what I have so far, with Tower Hobbies part numbers for your reference.

LXBGZU Phoenix Models Tucano GP/EP ARF 61.4"
LXRDH3 Great Planes Silver Series 60A Brushless ESC
LXLWV6 Great Planes Rimfire .46 42-60-800 Outrunner Brushless
LXZK99 APC 12x8 Thin Electric Propeller
LXEAYP FlightPower LiPo FP30 4S 14.8V 4350mAh 30C
LXVW07 X 4 Futaba S3004 Standard Ball Bearing Servo
LXDPFP Tactic TR625 6-Channel 2.4GHz SLT Rx
LXDGLS Tactic Servo Extension 6" Futaba J
LXDGME Tactic Y-Harness 20" Futaba J

I still need a battery, and I am trying to decide if I want to run an external BEC for the servos, or if I just want to run a receiver pack. I'll decide that as I go, but right now I am leaning towards a BEC.

Thanks for watching!

cpo

01 Phoenix Tuncano - Unboxing and Parts Overview (11 min 2 sec)

Posted by cpo | Sep 26, 2013 @ 09:51 PM | 27,520 Views
Getting ready to start a build log...

(Yes....another build log on the Bixler!)