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Posted by Get Real | Aug 06, 2013 @ 06:13 PM | 4,316 Views
I mostly fly when I have time but it was fun to run the cars over the weekend for a change at the local hobby town. Here are some pics and videos if you couldn't attend or never seen what goes on at rc car events with bashers.

BigSquidRC Summer Bash 2013 Obstacle Course LOSI 5ive vs LOSI TEN SCTE 4wd (1 min 22 sec)


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Posted by Get Real | Aug 02, 2013 @ 05:13 AM | 5,083 Views
Put another flight on the v-tail to try out some changes. After flying flashed esc's in the tricopters I know how much they can improve overall flight performance in a multirotor so the afro 30amp esc's will be going on the v-tail soon. Ive got a handful of flights on the v-tails and haven't spent much time on this one but have decided v-tail quads are pretty cool and fly more to my liking than x-style quads and are somewhere between a x-style quad and a tricopter in flight characteristics... Not quite the best of both worlds but a nice blend without compromising either design to much in one package.

Just a quick flight to check some changes to kk 2.0 board and the airframe.
V-Tail Quad Quick Test Flight (2 min 24 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 16, 2013 @ 11:50 PM | 3,891 Views
Trying out v-tail quads more,it still needs tuning but i like it better than x style quads. Still prefer tricopters overall for fun flying and acro.

Tricopter Acro And First Flight With New V-Tail Quad (3 min 44 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 15, 2013 @ 12:47 AM | 3,807 Views
Tried 4s to see how the afro esc's would hold up,90 degrees out and they were warm after the flight but not hot or anything. So far no issues with the BEC powering the savox digital mg or a hs 65mg but time will tell. I'll probably order more for the v-tail quads im messing with.

Afro 30 Amp ESC 4s Tricopter Flight (6 min 36 sec)


Last flight for this one,Converted it to a v-tail quad for acro.
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Posted by Get Real | Jul 10, 2013 @ 04:11 AM | 4,292 Views
Nice to finally fly with flashed esc's. The tricopter felt smoother,more precise and more locked in overall without changing anything else. Upped the gains on the kk 2.0 board when i got home and will fly it over the weekend when i have time again but installed another set on one of my other tricopters as well and will be ordering more.

Tricopter With AFRO 30amp ESC's (4 min 30 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 08, 2013 @ 05:12 AM | 3,860 Views
Should have better performance overall since esc's also act sort of like servos and handle pitch and roll etc on multicopters. Should fly even better and feel more locked in once I install the AFRO's. Cell count,motors,props etc will all be the same as in this video so the next flight with the new esc's and nothing else changed should be a good indicator of before and after performance using flashed esc's. Looking forward to flying the afros this week.

Tricopter Flying Before Adding Flashed ESC's (5 min 47 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 30, 2013 @ 11:04 PM | 3,685 Views
Built another tricopter and have something else in build as well. Once i get the esc's flashed these things should really be responsive and quick.

Tricopter Speed And Acro Windy Day (2 min 48 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 25, 2013 @ 08:39 PM | 4,086 Views
I'll be building more tricopters when i can but this one is strictly for video duty now,no acro with this one anymore . Really need to get some fpv goggles.. been putting that off for quite a while but i finally picked up a go pro and it was well worth the price.

Tricopter With Go Pro (7 min 59 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 24, 2013 @ 03:06 AM | 3,467 Views
Video quality is so much better with the new cam. Now that i have a pretty decent cam for the multicopter stuff im thinking more about camera platform set ups. Still needs a little tweaking as well as my flying but i was just trying different things(no acro though).

ValueHobby FPV Quad Frame With New Cam (5 min 25 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 19, 2013 @ 12:57 AM | 3,605 Views
First time ever seeing anyone else flying a multicopter locally. My quad and tricopter were getting knocked around a bit.. even this big octo (14x7 props) was feelin the breeze to. Interesting to see something high end for filming at the field.

Octocopter (High Wind Camera Test Flight) (4 min 4 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 17, 2013 @ 01:00 AM | 3,933 Views
Got more kk boards and will get the rest of these and some other multicopters flying. Ordered a fpv style quad frame and flew it over the weekend and got the tricopter back in the air with some changes. The quad will get some better props to help with video quality but it has a vibration isolation mount built into the frame as well.

Tricopter With Suppo 2212 1400kv Power (3 min 26 sec)


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Posted by Get Real | Jun 10, 2013 @ 05:29 AM | 3,374 Views
Bought this frame a few months back after efest. After flying tricopters and doing some acro it got cannibalized for gear to build more tricopters. Recently I set it back up and bought new dji arms for it. Soon it will be gutted for a new fpv quad frame.. more room for gear and better orientation on the fpv style frames. Should have the new quad set up in a week or two.. the tricopters rock but i'll keep atleast one quad for video stuff.

Just a flight to check the board settings.. still needs a little tweaking to the gains but flew pretty well considering i dont have a avr programmer to upgrade to the newest firmware(still on 1.2).
450 Quadcopter With KK 2.0 Board (5 min 17 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 02, 2013 @ 03:59 AM | 3,289 Views
Really been liking the multirotors lately. Wind doesn't bother them nearly as much as planes. Once i get some more kk boards i'll be doing acro with the quads to and build one just for acro. So far my favorite set up is the suppo 2212 1400kv outrunners,30 amp esc's and 8x4.5 props.. plenty of power on 3s 2200mah packs.

Tricopter And Quadcopter Flying Windy Day (2 min 24 sec)

Posted by Get Real | May 20, 2013 @ 04:59 AM | 3,785 Views
Really like the suppo outrunners so far for the multirotors. The 2208 1450kv and 2212 1400kv outrunners are both nice on 3s set ups.. will try 4s when i can. The NTM 1200kv outrunners have been ok for 3s but need 4s for more spirited flying do to the lower kv. The ntm's have bolt on prop adapters which is nice but the bearings have quite a bit of play that you can feel at the end bell and im sure that cause's some vibration but its not to bad. Eventually i'll try some sunnysky 1400kv 2212s.. the sunnysky outrunners ive flown in the foamies have been nice.

Tricopter With Suppo 2212/10 1400kv Outrunners 3s Set Up (3 min 53 sec)

Posted by Get Real | May 05, 2013 @ 06:50 PM | 4,112 Views
Got this one dialed in pretty much,a bit tight in the yard with the tree branches though. Probably gonna build a larger one of these and a quad for acro flying.

RCExplorer Tricopter Frame Flips And Rolls In Yard (3 min 15 sec)

Posted by Get Real | May 01, 2013 @ 01:18 PM | 4,054 Views
Enlarged the plan and cut one of these out,flys really well. Will be building a larger frame version eventually for more powerful set ups.

RCExplorer Tricopter(Dialing It In On A Windy Day) (4 min 54 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 28, 2013 @ 10:34 AM | 3,431 Views
Got a quick flight in and threw the cam on halfway through the pack. Really liking the 808 #16 cam but need to make a better mount for the best video.. velcro on the canopy is quick though.

Green Machine Tricopter With 808 #16 Keychain Cam HD Onboard Video (4 min 6 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 22, 2013 @ 07:58 PM | 3,890 Views
Its durable.. The tricopters are more fun to fly for me but Im building another quad to mesh around with to. Still haven't found the ideal settings for these things but getting pretty close,lack of flying time these days makes dialing stuff in take a while .

Tricopter Fun In The Yard, Crashing And Durability (4 min 3 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 14, 2013 @ 05:27 PM | 3,590 Views
Triple banded the prop saver hubs to avoid boom strikes and they seem to be fine,really depends on the strength of the prop saver bands used. The canopy looks cool and helps a lot with orientation further away but its easily noticed when cross winds are blowing. This one is using a light rcplanebuilder power set up and flys well with a fairly light weight and is good for smaller areas like the back yard.

Tricopter 24'' Size Flips And Rolls In Back Yard (2 min 17 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 03, 2013 @ 02:14 AM | 4,470 Views
Went to pick up some parts to finish the current tricopter im working on and brought the green machine with to get a little flying in while i was there. A bit windy but not nearly as bad as the last time I flew it.

Tricopter Flying At Hobby Town Orland (5 min 23 sec)