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Posted by pekote | Mar 28, 2019 @ 09:36 PM | 1,297 Views
Reptile S800 SKY SHADOW 820mm Wingspan
Stock Motor
11.1V Lipo x 2200 mA

5.8Ghz Video Tx 600mW
Homebrew antennas, CloverLeaf, Spiro Net, Helical 3 turn
Skyzone FPV Goggles 5.8GHz Dual Diversity 32CH Receiver With Head-Tracker (V2)
Micro HKPilot (FC + GPS + OSD KV Team Mod + 915Mhz Telemetry)
FRSKY Taranis X9D Puls + X4R Receiver
Full HD Camera Runcam 2

FPV Reptile S800 SKY SHADOW 820mm Wingspan en Esquel Chubut Artgentina (2 min 23 sec)

Posted by pekote | Jul 18, 2018 @ 09:54 AM | 2,069 Views
Here is my S800 Reptile,

Stock motor and ESC from Bangood
RunCam2 Cam
5.8Ghz x 600mW Vtx, homebrew CloverLeaf Antenna.
3D printed accessories, winglets, skis, etc
Micro HK Pilot (APM 3.4)

FPV vacations

Posted by pekote | Apr 06, 2018 @ 05:22 AM | 2,031 Views
A couple of days of FPV vacations with a friend of mine in Dique Florentino Ameghino, great places to fly.

Vuelitos FPV en el Dique con Alberto Murgo (4 min 46 sec)

Quad 450 + Pixhawk + 5.8Ghz Video
Penguin 1.8mts + Pihhawk + 5.8Ghz Video
Bixler 3 1.4mts + Ardupilot APM + 5.8Ghz Video
Posted by pekote | Apr 03, 2018 @ 09:17 PM | 2,381 Views
Video to enjoy a Finwing Penguin flying over beach, in Puerto Madryn, Argentina->

Vuelito FPV en Tandem con mi amigo Alberto (2 min 40 sec)

I followed the Penguin with a MiniSkywalker
Posted by pekote | Oct 07, 2017 @ 08:35 PM | 5,901 Views


OpenTx Español Soundpack, paquete de archivos de sonidos para OpenTX que corre en radios tipo Taranis

Hice estos audios para un gran amigo que tiene dificultades con el ingles, pense que compartirlos por aqui podría ser buena idea.

Bajar el archivo Pack Sonidos OpenTx y copiarlo en la tarjeta SD de la radio.

En la configuracion de la radio, seleccionar lenguaje de voz "Español"

INSTRUCTIVO PARA GENERAR MAS ARCHIVOS-> Para generar mas archivos de audio, se edita el excel, que genera archivos de texto, que luego deberan ser copiados en una ventana de CMD. Esto generara archivos de texto que serán leidos por el software BALABOLKA (tambien disponible para bajar) en proceso batch y generará todos los wav files que necesitemos. Hay que instalar el pack de audio de ISABEL junto con BALABOLKA.

El proceso es bastante rapido y se pueden generar cientos de audios en cuestion de minutos. Subí algunas imagenes de ayuda.

Disculpas lo escueto del istructivo, me pueden contactar cualquier duda.

Dejo un link a mi canal de youtube

Posted by pekote | Sep 09, 2017 @ 02:37 PM | 2,166 Views
Having fun with MiniSkywalker, till now, I have done more than 30 flights!!

FPV Playa Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina (3 min 20 sec)

Posted by pekote | Sep 04, 2017 @ 08:32 PM | 2,336 Views
Vuelitos AAPM (3 min 20 sec)

Posted by pekote | May 14, 2017 @ 11:31 AM | 3,529 Views
Posted by pekote | Mar 26, 2017 @ 10:14 AM | 5,062 Views
Mini Skywalker with Micro APM, I made this to carry it on vacations with my family.

Interesting thing, I didn't glued it... it is just wrapped with fiber glass tape. Since all electronics inside are quite complex, just in case something arise, I let the possibility to open the plane whenever I want.

Mini Skywalker 840mm wing span
4 x HXT500 servos
Micro HKPilot (FC + GPS + OSD + 915Mhz Telemetry)
FRSKY Taranis
Separated 5V BEC to supply Micro Minim OSD
Mobius Cam Lens B
180Deg Pan Servo TGY-R5180MG
Video TX TS5828L Micro 5.8G 600mW
FatShark Attitude
Homemade CloverLeaf antennas
Lipo 11.1Volt 1500mA/h
Total Weight 502gr

Playas Doradas - Rio Negro - Argentina - FPV - Mini Skywalker over the clouds (3 min 16 sec)

Posted by pekote | Jul 16, 2016 @ 12:05 PM | 4,926 Views
Here is a video I made with my quadcopter for the whales in my region. Enjoy

Ballenas Doradillo (3 min 40 sec)

Taranis + X8R
450quad, DJI motors and props
250mw Fatshark Video

Place - Doradillo Beach, Puerto Madryn - Patagonia - Chubut Argentina
Posted by pekote | Jul 16, 2016 @ 11:58 AM | 5,031 Views
Last wednesday I reached the clouds! This was one of the items in my personal "wish list" from long time ago, so I'm very happy for it.

Here is the video!

Bixler3 Over the Clouds - En las nubes (4 min 15 sec)

Place - Doradillo Beach, Puerto Madryn - Patagonia - Chubut Argentina

Bixler 3 - Stock Motor + 40A ESC
Lipo 4400mA x 11.1V
MicroHKPilot (APM) + Telemetry + OSD

Taranis Radio + Dragon Link operating in low power

Video Tx 5.8Ghz 250mW homemade CloverLeaf antenna
Video Rx 1 Fatshark gooles with 3 turn helical
Video Rx 2 Aomway receiver DVR with 12 turn helical

Maximum Distance Reached 3940mts
Altitude 600mts
Fligth Time 23min
Posted by pekote | Feb 02, 2016 @ 01:10 PM | 5,791 Views
Bix 3, and Hkpilot32 (pixhawk clone). I was flying normally not too high, it was a bit windy.

I was flying in CRUISE mode then I changed to STABILIZE (0:57). Then I realized that It was loosing some altitude so I changed back to CRUISE (1:21).

I don't know, why the plane was not able to recover, it fall continuously till crash... the wind was coming (aprox) from the right side of the plane at (1:21)

It could be that there was a problem in the elevator, since the plane was not able to level up.
I performed a MOD in the stock bixler 3 kit. The tail group was fixed with 8 strong magnets and an small wooden stick to be able to disassemble the entire tail easily when I go for vacations in my car. I'm able to store the bix3 in the factory box.

Nevertheless, I was surprised the long trip going down without compensate the elevator. I checked the APM logs and the RCOUT of channel 2 (elevator) was not so high.

If I had switch back to MANUAL or STABILIZE I could probably save the crash since in that modes, the elevator output could be higher... but no, I was terrified and keep on in CRUISE mode waiting to recover it... with the elevator stick fully down.

The elevator response in MANUAL or STABILIZE mode is more strong than in CRUISE mode, but I was expecting that CRUISE mode was able to level up the plane like STABILIZE mode.

Near to the ground the plane was able to level up, and also It seemed to raise it nose a bit just before to hit a füCk!%&% tree.

Before the crash I performed lot of flights with the bix3 "tail MOD" without any problem. So that's why it makes no sense to me that there was a problem with that, also the fact that the controller log showed that the elevator channel output was not too high before the crash.

Just to take into account, I was lucky to not hurt anyone. The place I flight is not so populated, but the plane speed was very high and could cause a disaster.

Tortazo con el Bixler3 (3 min 46 sec)

Posted by pekote | Jan 27, 2016 @ 09:58 AM | 5,332 Views
I built the amazing Simple Soarer - I'm really happy with this plane, so simple, so fun, so silent.

It's a pleasure to hear the wind while I watch the plane flying like the seagulls.

Fully Recommended!!

FT SimpleSoarer - Soaring - Vuelo en Ladera (2 min 48 sec)

Posted by pekote | Aug 07, 2015 @ 07:58 AM | 5,596 Views
Posted by pekote | May 06, 2015 @ 08:59 AM | 5,936 Views
After deal a couple of months of configuration and tests I did my first "automated flight".

A couple of years ago, I saw a plane with an autopilot in youtube and let's say that I fell in love... (for sure my wife will not read this).

Since I'm the only guy in my RC club working with an APM, the RCG and other forums were fundamental for this job.

I have to say that I'm pretty new in the RC world, about 3 or 4 years and this goal is quite important for my personal record!!.

Some specs:

HK Bixler 3 + stock motor
APM 2.6 + 915Mhz telemetry
Radio FRSKY Taranis - X8R receiver
2x lipo 2200

(there are few subtitles in spanish but the video is showing all the action!)

1eras Pruebas con Piloto Automatico APM (2 min 42 sec)

Posted by pekote | Feb 17, 2015 @ 09:44 PM | 7,523 Views
Looking for an small airframe for very basic FPV (no OSD or autopilot). Just some fun in the beach with my family. I found this project from Red20rc->


Today moring I maidened and this was the result->

MicroWing (2 min 6 sec)

Here are the specs:
Made of FoamBoard
profile KFM7
Wing Span 85cm (really small and portable)
Motor DYS: CF2812-12 RPM/V: 1200
ESC: 30A
Prop: 8×4 (Probably too small)
Mobius Cam
5.8Ghz Fatshark 250mW
Lipo: 1300mA/h

AUW: 590gr

Didn't have time to test the FPV gear yet.

The wing is a bit heavy, the FPV gear is about 100gr (cam + tx). I had to peel off the paper of one side of most of the parts of the wing, otherwise it could weigth 100gr more.
Here in Argentina is not easy to get good materials for construction and also electronic components =(