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Posted by LemonC | Mar 02, 2020 @ 12:52 AM | 5,817 Views
Lunch Breaking (2 min 48 sec)

My wife quit her job so now I donít need to come home to let our dawgz out on my lunch breaks for the time being and weíve been having awesome weather. Looking forward to a little more flying soon.
Posted by LemonC | Jan 03, 2020 @ 04:44 PM | 7,255 Views
I have not had as much time to get in flights lately. Before the holidays i had one multipack saturday, and a brief pack a few times and wanted to post something. A lot of my footage was not that great so i edited most of the decent content out of what i had available.

Muddy Motors (5 min 14 sec)

Posted by LemonC | Nov 06, 2019 @ 05:44 PM | 2,465 Views
Saturday No Fresh Props (2 min 5 sec)

nothing too fancy. flew saturday 9packs altho some of my lipos where acting bad, my xt60 might have had something to do with that. forgot to bring fresh props. the weather was nice.
Posted by LemonC | Oct 22, 2019 @ 03:18 PM | 4,303 Views
Prework Pack (3 min 16 sec)

1550 4s 100c lipos from amazon fly really well so far!
Posted by LemonC | Oct 14, 2019 @ 03:27 PM | 4,203 Views
FalcoX BeeBoppin (8 min 1 sec)

Really loving this falcoX stuff. If you are tired of trying to tune consider giving a flightone fc a shot in the future.
Posted by LemonC | Oct 04, 2019 @ 02:52 PM | 2,584 Views
i got around to installing my new esc and motors. Tmotor Black Bird special edition 2750kv 2207.5 and Flight 1 Spark 32 (20x20 mount) i wanted to try my iflight motors w my falcox millivoltosd fc prior to soldering up my new motors and this 4in1... no flight test yet.
Posted by LemonC | Sep 30, 2019 @ 09:44 AM | 3,341 Views
FalcoX Newb (2 min 58 sec)

not the best footage but im digging this millioltosd quite a bit. Havent had all the time in the world to fly much lately, but got to burn a few on saturday (four before one of my skitty Hakrc 32shbit escs gave up on me (two of four so far)).

I need to tame my roll rate a bit, but i got my pids to not bounce so much and this was my best pack. Trying to get a bit juicy but im old so yeah.

Hakrc 32bit esc single four pack from amazon has been disappointing. One fried after prearm on my maiden trip a week or so ago. swapped out w a 32bit esc i got from a friend. flew it a couple times. Sat after fourth pack, swapped new battery and second hakrc esc didnt want to light up anymore... lame for real. i ordered a replacement so should be in the air again soon. I have a nice four in 1 32 bit esc and some new t-motors i will be implementing soon, but for now im seeing what my 2306 2450 iflight xing motors can do on falcoX. im liking it a lot.

The presets really are convenient and have been quite a bit less frustrating then betaflight has been so far. Betaflight is cool, but always needing to find my tune has been a bit depressing the last year... i havent been able to fly as much, and when i do needing to work the tune it out isnt what i want to do honestly.

The millivoltosd isnt perfect. My voltage readout in the osd has a bug which hopefully will be resolved soon. and im kinda not the biggest fan of the all the connectors, but they work. I crashed the other day and had black video bc the cam connector popped out. BUT i like the performance over all.
Posted by LemonC | Sep 12, 2019 @ 10:35 AM | 2,615 Views
Itís been a few years so finally got a few premium upgrades for my Ďbirthdayí.

Got a Crossfire Micro TX bc yeah, and a very premium set of motors(on their way still). The crossfire is setup, did the hardware mod on my qx7.

After lots of endless frustration w betaflight I figured Iíd give Flightone a try. Josue FPV kinda got the notion in my head and Iíve been kinda stagnant and figured why not. I have not gotten everything going yet but I should be in the air in the next couple days if not today.

I m getting over pneumonia which was no fun.

I also upgraded to some hkrc 32bit escís.

Let the cartoons begin.
Posted by LemonC | Sep 03, 2019 @ 04:39 PM | 2,591 Views
I got my Squirt v2 up and running, it flies way better than i thought it might with my old 1407 motor setup.
Squirt V2 Maiden Feet (1 min 55 sec)

Posted by LemonC | Aug 19, 2019 @ 04:35 PM | 3,155 Views
My new youtube buddy Josue FPV has been helping me get my tune a little better, still needs work as do my Juicy skills, but anywho more digital garbage for looking upon...

Quick AM Flight (2 min 56 sec)

Running a TBS Source 1 v2 with v3 arms (they're holding up quite well i guess).

2306 2450 iflight motors, heavy ass quad 705g (has a hero 7 on it w nd4 filter), hq 5x4.3x3 props.
Posted by LemonC | Aug 02, 2019 @ 11:10 AM | 3,185 Views
TBS Source One v.2 Another Broken Arm (0 min 59 sec)

another broken arm on my TBS Source One v2, at least the third in two weeks ive been flying it... :/
Posted by LemonC | Jul 20, 2019 @ 12:40 PM | 4,536 Views
The arms are beefed up, extra 20x20 mount holes behind fpv cam on the main plate, main plate now has sunk nuts on it whereas v.2 had sunk nuts on cross brace. The v.3 therefor mounts the cross brace on the complete bottom, v.2 the main plate was the bottom with cross brace cutting into stack space potentially. V.3 has more fpv cam mounting holes, and the mount has a wider footprint now also.
Posted by LemonC | Jul 19, 2019 @ 12:13 PM | 3,823 Views
Im crossing over to a new frame. The Source One is affordable and i like the open source nature of the project, 3d print files should be plentiful, TBS is a very reliable brand also...

First pack, i did break and arm, but i had ordered some extras, SWAPPING the new one in was very quick. less than five minutes. one of the screws does screw into the stack, but it didnt really upset the stack when i swapped in the fix at the field (normal a do at home thing for me)

I hit a metal awning and fried my fc during session two... Swapped my bardwell v1 from my old quad frame into the Source One build...

Flies well for my purposes so far. Hopefully the first broken arm wont be a repeated thing. I basically hit a small tree and rolled...
Posted by LemonC | Jun 30, 2019 @ 09:24 AM | 8,373 Views
Xing 2306 2450kv added. Flew two packs on it this morning. Was nice. One arm is cracked unfortunately and no spares for sale anymore... :/

I also got to test out the new FOXEER v3 stubby lollipop antenna. They were wonderful compared to my old beat up pagoda. I was a bit worried the battery might interfere w the stubby but it was really good. I had an aomway 4 leaf and a patch on my aomway goggles. The reception was very good even when I flew behind myself w light trees in between. Definately good value so far. Not sure how long they might last though.

stubby does seem to black out if i get in the wrong orientation... upside down nose pointed towards me gave me a blackout twice so far... :/
Posted by LemonC | Jun 27, 2019 @ 03:10 PM | 5,057 Views
Great buy.
0603 motors are sooo much better than my previous brushed setup for sure.
after lots of youtube research and consulting with some local whoop racers, i decided to upgrade the motors prior to getting into batteries.
went with Happy Model 0802 19000kv. When i did the swap, i also swapped my frame and replaced the camera mount with a small 3d print bit, which left my flyer weighing around .25g LESS than stock (dry, the scale was tippin a bit)!
Flight time was also increased, due to less amp draw of the 0802's...!

For props im using eachine 010 stock props reamed out to 1mm.

Ive come across the notion that using a solid pin jst connector will also help reduce inefficiency, i placed an order to try out some OG solid pins aswell, altho so far that mod has not been performed.

Batteries so far: on hand i have some tattu 220's, some eachine 250's, some racedayquads 250's and now some GNB 300's (got the 300s after the motor swap). the eachine 250s perform better than my racedayquad 250s, and the 300's give me about 30sec more than the stock eachine 250's. Next im gonna try the GNB 260's...
Posted by LemonC | Jun 13, 2019 @ 12:44 AM | 2,979 Views
Hero Hypersmoothing (2 min 37 sec)

I tried out Hypersmooth for the first time the other day.

Also i was having an issue with my TBS unify race locking me into pit mode when id powerup my quad. I had set the vtx into race mode via the betaflight osd which at the time i didnt realize puts you into pit mode when i power on... After lots of resetting the damn thing, i finally figured out i had to unock the vtx via the button push method, once it was unlocked, then i was able to reset the vtx via the osd into 'free' mode... now it powers up 'normally' for me again. im generally a set it and forget it pilot... :/
Posted by LemonC | May 16, 2019 @ 03:39 PM | 3,603 Views
Betaflight 4.0 Feels Nice (2 min 20 sec)

I resolved my bouncy betaflight 4.0 issue. I had Pippi FPV via youtube look at my blackbox data, he told me it seemed like i had a mechanical issue, i checked my frame and one of my front arms was a bit spongy bc it was cracked/delaminated a bit. Swapped in a new arm and had a chance to test fly it again... Nice and smooth now. It has a bit of filter adjustment, i will need to black box again soon and reevaluated my parameters.

**also this was my Wife's first 'co piloting' experience.
Posted by LemonC | Apr 23, 2019 @ 03:22 PM | 3,319 Views
Betaflight 4.0 'Freestyle' stock settings (5 min 50 sec)

flippy spins on betaflight 4.0's stock freestyle settings. bouncy
Posted by LemonC | Apr 19, 2019 @ 04:58 PM | 3,974 Views
I had the day off and planned on flying a lot... My Session decided it was a good day to lock up on me so i decided to use that best buy warranty i had going on...

Cost me more than i expected but i walked out with a Hero 7 Black special white edition.

My tune was no good after the new Hero mounts were printed up, gave it a few goes, and i decided instead of starting over on betaflight 3.3 or something really old, i 'd just go ahead and update my firmware to 4.0.

First flights were no good, but i knew there was a different tuning method i needed to review first. watched some videos and ive pasted the freestyle cli changes recomended on the betaflight 4.0 wiki .

I also reduced the stock idle up percentage bc 5.5 seems way too much. giving it a go after work!