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Posted by cpo | Sep 26, 2014 @ 05:32 AM | 1,722 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 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 @ 09:30 PM | 1,535 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 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!


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

Posted by cpo | Sep 26, 2013 @ 08:51 PM | 26,017 Views
Getting ready to start a build log...

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