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Posted by airbagit13 | Dec 25, 2010 @ 04:24 PM | 13,943 Views
After scratch building two different planes as my first FPV platform I finally decided to just go out and buy a nice and stable flyer. The FPV plane I built was a little small and had a very short wingspan so it was pretty twitchy in the air and the Wing I built just seemed a bit to advanced for my current FPV skill level (which is 0), I will have to come back to that later.

I ended up with the Sky Surfer and couldn't be happier. It is huge, way bigger then I expected, and it had tons of room in the fuselage for me to place my gear.

Stock brushless set up with a 2100 3s lipo. 900 mhz TX and RX for the video and a nice 540 LPI camera.

I changed the stock control horns to Dubro, painted the bottom of the wing for visibility and added a 3mm Carbon rod to the bottom of the fuselage to add some extra strength.

Update: added a pan servo:
Sky Surfer new Pan servo installed (0 min 31 sec)