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Posted by flyingkiwi14 | Mar 29, 2014 @ 01:23 AM | 2,982 Views
Hi Everyone,
I am just interested to see anyone else's progress in regards to making Mini FPV H/I Quadcopters.
Yours Tom
Posted by flyingkiwi14 | Sep 22, 2013 @ 12:24 AM | 2,187 Views
Tape screeched along the top of a large brown box. The tips of my fingers nicked several female XT60 connectors soldered to some large blue blocks. My bag was lassoed onto my shoulders and my shoes crunched down onto gravel, which sounded like teeth meeting hokey pokey. One of my arms reached out for the black handle to my left and the gearstick lurched into reverse…

Several weeks ago my family and I drove up state highway one through the Manawatu and Wanganui districts in New Zealand, and through Tongariro National Park past Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro and onto Lake Taupo where this adventure begins and ends.

On this journey I brought the following items:

• Finwing Penguin V2 (fitted with all the stock Finwing Penguin electronics)

• Turnigy 9X transmitter and receiver set

• Five 2200mah 3 cell batteries

• Liquid Image Ego camera

On the first days of my holiday in Taupo due to some last minute building on the aircraft and some holiday activities the flying didn’t eventuate. Finally on the third day in Taupo I managed to do some flying with the Penguin and Liquid Image Ego camera at a farm to test out the system, and to see what the video recording was like from the inside the canopy (it was not good as there was to much reflection).

On the fourth day I went for a late afternoon flight, which makes up the beginning of the video in this article, and from that flight onwards I decided to not use the translucent canopy. On the last day in Taupo before the long trip home I went for a couple of flights down at the waterfront (that makes up the second part of this video). On the last flight this is where the adventure ends basically because I crashed my plane due to some interference with my radio from the camera.

Thanks for reading

Cheers Flyingkiwi14

▼Video
Taupo, New Zealand from a (Finwing) Penguin's perspective (2 min 23 sec)

Posted by flyingkiwi14 | Sep 21, 2013 @ 08:49 PM | 2,076 Views
Hello everyone,
Several weeks ago I went to Taupo in the Waikato district of New Zealand, and I decided to take my Finwing Penguin V2 . I did all the flying line of sight with a Liquid Image Ego attached to the plane's canopy. Sadly on my last day in Taupo I crashed the Penguin due to some radio interference from the camera. But all is not lost as I got some brilliant footage, enjoy (in HD).
Yours Flying Kiwi 14

Taupo, New Zealand from a (Finwing) Penguin's perspective (2 min 23 sec)

Posted by flyingkiwi14 | Sep 21, 2013 @ 08:39 PM | 2,038 Views
Hello everyone,
Several weeks ago I went to Taupo in the Waikato district of New Zealand, and I decided to take my Finwing Penguin V2 . I did all the flying line of sight with a Liquid Image Ego attached to the plane's canopy. Sadly on my last day in Taupo I crashed the Penguin due to some radio interference from the camera. But all is not lost as I got some brilliant footage, enjoy (in HD).
Yours Flying Kiwi 14

Taupo, New Zealand from a (Finwing) Penguin's perspective (2 min 23 sec)

Posted by flyingkiwi14 | Sep 14, 2013 @ 04:12 AM | 4,071 Views
Hi everyone,

A couple of weeks ago I purchased the FrSKY DJT plug and play module and receiver (V8FR-II RX) combo. As well as a couple of extra V8FR-II receivers for some of my other models.

I then installed the new module and attempted to bind it to a receiver in the following process:

1) Turn the radio on whilst holding the button on the back of the FrSky module, and wait for the red light to flash on the back of the TX, and continuous beeps every 5 seconds to indicate the radios in bind mode.

2) I have plugged the battery into the radio in channel one, two and eight on the receiver. I plugged the battery in whilst holding down the button labelled F/S on the receiver.

3) Then I have been waiting for 10 seconds for the red LED on the RX to start flashing (to indicate the binding is complete) but it just stays on without flashing.

4) Then I have been disconnecting everything and turning everything else on, and connecting a servo into the RX to see if it's responding to any stick movement (which it isn't), and I have also been checking the receiver for a green light when not holding the F/S button on the RX, which should indicate the system is bound, but instead I have been receiving a flashing red light.

I have tried the process with two V8FR-II receivers, and all the combinations of dip switches on the the back of the TX module.

Can some one please help me?

Yours Flying Kiwi