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Posted by Justapoke | May 07, 2016 @ 01:49 AM | 21,957 Views


Here are my up-to-date recommendations for the CZC:

[ EDIT: some links might be outdated, use google to search. Sorry about that! ]

- Use water-based polycrylic (Glitsa Parketlak PT) to protect the blue and grey paint.

- Put some clear or colored tape over the edges in front of the fuselage / canopy to protect the paint.

- Use 3700/4000 mAh 35/40C lipo's to stay light, easy balance and no need for batery tray.

- Stock ESC has no headroom: Strongly advised to disable ESC's build-in BEC and use a UBEC

- Best to change the EC3 to EC5 or XT90 connectors.

- Tie-wraps or velcro around main landing gear in socket to stop vibration.

- Easy battery tray mod with Velcro: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ostcount=14357

- Carefully balance the prop - be aware for heavy vibrations !

Stock motor / ESC is fine for normal / scale flying. !! Do not overprop !!
14x8E suggestion with more info: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ostcount=17397

The stock motor has plenty of power, but overheats when doing more than short bursts. (throws magnets)
When motor fails, or more aggresive / 3D flying is prefered, it's best to do a power upgrade:

Motor: Aerodrive SK3 5055 430kv +/- $50,-
All warehouses:

ESC: Turnigy Plush 100A (80A will do, program card not needed / factory settings) +/- $44,-...Continue Reading
Posted by Justapoke | May 06, 2016 @ 12:20 PM | 19,846 Views
Here's a basic how-to / install guide on the TURNIGY Super Bright LED Low Voltage Alarm Device, that I've used on my Durafly Tundra.

Also as seen on the pre-release christmas teaser video on youtube

Durafly TUNDRA - Part 2 [ Christmas Lights Bonus ] (3 min 19 sec)

(in case it's blocked: watch it here on Vimeo!

I'm using a plug-and-play LED system from Hobbyking, this can be easy installed without the need to do any soldering:

TURNIGY Super Bright LED Low Voltage Alarm Device
Turnigy Super Bright 2 x White Add On LED Light Set

These LED's are VERY visible, also during the daytime in bright sunlight.
The set also functions as a low-voltage alarm: The LED's will start to blink very fast when your cell reaches 3.5Volt, so you know that you have to land right away.

There's also an option to add a beeper, but I did not feel the need.

The only downside of this devise is that it reads only from the first cells on your lipo. It's not a good idea to connect the LED's and run them for a long time without flying around.
But for normal use (when flying around) the unballance is not bad at all. Just be aware that you need to ballance-charge your packs most of the time to keep your lipo healthy.

Note: I don't remove my wings for transport, and this install is based on that.
If you do need to to remove the wings: you will have to...Continue Reading
Posted by Justapoke | May 06, 2016 @ 10:46 AM | 15,736 Views
Here's a short guide on how to refocus the Sony AZ1. Could not find anything on the net about this model, so this short guide might be helpful to some.

My AZ1 was only focussing on short distance, by turning the lens inward it now has a lot sharper image on the longer end. Perfect for my use as head-cam to record flights.

It's just basic info, just with the steps on what screws/parts to remove etc.
But read the text on the pictures, take your time and just be careful not to brake anything! I've turned my lens inward all the way to it's end, that gave the best result.

Hope this is useful to some!

Disclaimer: if you brake your cam, and void warranty: It's not my fault!

Video link that I found on how to do this with another type Sony actioncam.