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Posted by llamero | Nov 28, 2011 @ 10:39 PM | 2,422 Views
Went out this weekend for a second try at FPV flying this year, after managing to put the plane into a full stall on the last flight. With the digital camera on board, the plane had a strong predisposition towards turning left. but it still flew fine.

Later that day, the wind died down, and I got the plane trimmed out beautifully, so I went for another flight, climbing up nice and high, before diving down and doing low passes between the trees. Go figure it was on that flight the camera died. Ah well - at least I got a video of the all left turn flight:
Winter FPV flight near Acadia National Park (7 min 35 sec)

Posted by llamero | Aug 02, 2010 @ 08:28 AM | 2,723 Views
Finally, after weeks of rained out weekends, the weather cleared. The air was cool and nearly still...perfect flying conditions.

8-1-10 FPV flight over Bar Harbor (4 min 27 sec)

Posted by llamero | Jun 28, 2010 @ 03:44 PM | 3,184 Views
After accidentally frying the electronics my Super Cub LP, I decided to upgrade to a Park 450 brushless motor, 9x6 SF prop (thank-you webOcalc), a 30 amp ESC with BEC, and an AR6200 receiver. I also added a bomb bay door that works great.

It turns out the brushless motor is so light, that mounting the camera actually balances the CG, so I've more or less permanently attached the camera.

This Saturday the wind conditions were perfect for a maiden flight, so I took it out to the local park and put it through its paces. The plane flew even better than before, and the new motor just sipped the battery. All in all I'm very happy.

Click here for the FPV video of Bar Harbor, ME

We also took a video of the Super Cub v2.0 in flight (Click here for the video), and of my wife flying her new Big Lama coaxial helicopter (Click here for the video)