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Posted by airbagit13 | Feb 27, 2011 @ 09:02 PM | 37,773 Views
Inspired by another FPV pilot in the forums I ordered this Swift 2 online and set it up for FPV. Its hooked up with a 900 mhz 200mw TX, and a CX161 cam for video. I am ordering a better cam today because I am not happy with the clarity.

I flew her today, she is great in the air, like she is on rails. Very fast and agile, with the weight of all my gear she definitely isn't a glider.

I get about 10 mins of flight time with a 2200 mah 3s lipo.

Edit: LATEST VIDEO

RC Airplane - MS Swift flying in the Clouds (4 min 2 sec)

Posted by airbagit13 | Feb 22, 2011 @ 09:37 PM | 13,540 Views
I wanted a portable FPV plane so I took my electronicless Firefly (https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943610) out of the closet. I put on a cheap quick FPV setup that I have been experimenting with.

CX161 cam on a pan servo - 900mhz, 200mw video TX - Inverted Vee Antenna
I have flown her a thousand times so I trust that she will not disappoint.
Posted by airbagit13 | Feb 12, 2011 @ 10:22 PM | 12,647 Views
I built an Infineon Bi-plane and loved it, burned out the motor and moved on to a new project or two or 30. A year later the wings are warped so I ditch them and decide to rebirth her as a dropped wing FPV plane I dubbed the Frankinfinion.

Built up a new lower wing with a KFM2 airfoil out of FFF. 32'' WS.

Have a new CX 131 cam and 200mw VTX coming on monday so I will add it then and add some new photos.

I am still deciding whether I should cut out the black canopy area and build a pan tilt on it EZ Star style or just stick a pan servo on the cam straight above the black canopy to avoid getting the prop in the shot. I think it may be kind of cool to get the long nose and the prop in the shot though.

We will see...
Posted by airbagit13 | Feb 07, 2011 @ 10:30 PM | 12,148 Views
Just wanted to post a bunch of videos I shot this year. Just got an HD cam so they will be much better soon.

MS Swift FPV - Low Flying over Miami (3 min 37 sec)


Taking the Yak for a walk:
Taking the Yak for a walk (5 min 17 sec)
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Posted by airbagit13 | Feb 01, 2011 @ 10:15 PM | 12,442 Views
Bill, a fellow RCG member, kindly sent me this EPP Concrusher kit that he had in his garage. I just had a baby girl so a build which should have only taken a few hours ended up taking a few weeks but I am happy with the outcome.

2 - 9g servos, 2300kv motor, GWS 5040 prop, 18a esc, ar6100 rx, 1500 mah 3s lipo.

I left the ESC exposed for cooling purposes.

Going to test her out tomorrow.