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Posted by carguy1994ca | Jan 12, 2020 @ 04:56 PM | 9,352 Views
After almost a two year break from the FPV hobby, I find the technology has advanced. I just bought the DJI digital FPV experience combo and it is amazing. I installed the first air unit in a Kyosho Blizzard since it is winter in Canada right now. I started testing on the lowest power setting at 25 mW and found the unit needs proper cooling when used inside a closed cab. I added a heatsink and fan to the vtx and can now go to the maximum power setting with the unit remaining cool.

I also found that if the air unit is used as a stand alone vtx, meaning it is not used in combination with the DJI radio controller, the auto temp control setting must be set to "off" for the vtx to go over 25 mW. Even if a higher power setting is selected in the goggles display, it will stay on 25 mW if auto temp is not swiched to off

Kyosho Blizzard with DJI digital FPV HD system (6 min 55 sec)

Kyosho Blizzard DJI digital FPV 700 mW range test (14 min 36 sec)
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Posted by carguy1994ca | Aug 14, 2016 @ 09:17 PM | 34,166 Views
I love big FPV wings

TBRC 60 - First of 2016 (3 min 10 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Jun 05, 2016 @ 09:34 PM | 35,735 Views
Here is a short clip showing the set up and flying of my mini swift. This set up is quiet for park flying but I wish for more speed. Will upgrade to a more powerfull power system later this summer.

MS composit Mini Swift - FPV set up (3 min 5 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Feb 22, 2016 @ 09:03 AM | 35,273 Views
Posted by carguy1994ca | Jan 08, 2016 @ 11:19 PM | 35,967 Views
Posted by carguy1994ca | Sep 13, 2015 @ 10:56 PM | 36,766 Views
Posted by carguy1994ca | Jun 04, 2015 @ 09:31 AM | 37,003 Views
I've been flying my skywalker since 3 years now. I still like it a lot lot, and one of the fun thing I do with it is flying between trees:

Skywalker - 2 min low tree flying (2 min 2 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | May 24, 2015 @ 11:15 PM | 37,649 Views
Awesome plane !

TBRC 60 v2 - Maiden flight (4 min 34 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Mar 23, 2015 @ 12:41 AM | 37,270 Views
TBRC wing 60 v2 - teaser (1 min 42 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Dec 24, 2014 @ 02:26 PM | 37,786 Views
Bets FPV year ever Bonus at the end

2014 - FPV year in review (6 min 14 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Oct 19, 2014 @ 05:16 PM | 37,891 Views
Lots of practice, just fun

Minion - practice, practice, fun (2 min 59 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:39 AM | 38,101 Views
Best FPV meeting ever hosted by the TBRC guys in Ontario, Canada:

NAFPV meeting 2014 (5 min 9 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Jun 29, 2014 @ 08:22 PM | 38,529 Views
Invited 2 friends home for a week end of FPV fun. Nothing beats flkying FPV with other pilots :

Mini FPV meet en Beauce (4 min 41 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Mar 02, 2014 @ 11:51 AM | 39,869 Views
I didn't want do have the Tonka body go in the street in winter time as we use road salts over here and I was afraid it would attack the metal body that took me some time to restore and paint. The Tonka body is also pretty heavy so not all that good to ride on snow.

I decided to mod the stock Summit body to have something that ressemble a pickup truck, inpired by Woby's truck. Here is what I came with;...Continue Reading
Posted by carguy1994ca | Dec 30, 2013 @ 01:01 AM | 39,619 Views
Here is the new relay box so I can fly 1,3 ghz with my 5,8 ghz attitudes goggles. It feels so free not to be tethered to your ground station ! Also helps position the GS on a better site for improved reception when riding the Tonka Summit. Antennas can be stored inside for transport.

Big hole is for tripod handle: Placed vertically it enters the relay box to hold it. Can also add a broomstick to elevate relay box to get better signal reception.
Posted by carguy1994ca | Nov 01, 2013 @ 07:49 AM | 23,220 Views
We had fun flying low and between trees !

Formation and proximity - Part 2 (3 min 20 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Oct 07, 2013 @ 02:15 PM | 23,557 Views
Running the Tonka Summit is always fun, and gets only beaten when 2 Tonkas Summit run together

Mystery summit FPV adventures - Arboretum (3 min 50 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Oct 04, 2013 @ 09:18 AM | 23,532 Views
Its been a while since I wanted to do this. We have a big walking trail in the middle of town that makes a circuit around the river, across 2 big pedestrian bridges and one smaller that leads to an island int he midle of the river.

I installed the GS on the island for best video link, wich means the truck would be traveling on each side of the river, out of my reach if a bad intend person would take it away

I finally found the courage to do it, and all went very well. Enjoy the (non edited full lengh) video:

Mystery Summit FPV adventures - Les Passerelles (10 min 43 sec)