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Posted by moody07747 | Jul 08, 2015 @ 10:16 PM | 3,112 Views
I recently picked up this frame and new motors to replace my F550 build which only went to 11" props...and turns out, my motors/props were not properly paired so I got short flight times.
With more things needed to be added, I wanted to step up the game to build myself the ultimate video aerial platform!

My parts list:
Frame - Tarot FY680 IRON MAN
Flight Controller - JiYi P2
Motors - Quanum MT Series 3508 700KV
Props - Carbon Fiber Propellers 11X4.7 LH and RH Rotation Pair
Battery - Turnigy nano-tech 5000mah 4S 35~70C
Retracts - Hobbyking CP-7
Gimbal - RCtimer zeuscam A-G4

I had to mount carbon fiber 1.5mm plate under the frame to give me mount points to attach the retracts. CA gorilla glue and bolts did the trick there. Next I have to mount the gimbal to those retracts.
Posted by moody07747 | Nov 13, 2014 @ 12:03 PM | 3,097 Views
I got out to a park finally to fly the Bix3 again, but this time for the first time on the west coast! It was very windy and this along with me forgetting to use my flaps lead to a fast landing and crash.

Bix 3 DVR (6 min 22 sec)

Posted by moody07747 | Oct 02, 2014 @ 11:51 AM | 3,674 Views
So recently I decided to do a 6-12 month lease on an apartment cross country. I'm from New Jersey but wanted to see the Seattle/Gig Harbor area and stay with some friends trying to launch a production company while down there. RC related: I've sent a few boxes of big planes and hope they arrive safely!

Other than that, I've spent the week packing and sending about 10 boxes via UPS to my buddies house so I can move into the apartment when it's ready.

On the up side, my computer desk has never looked so clean! LOL
Posted by moody07747 | Sep 19, 2014 @ 10:11 AM | 3,954 Views
Dave from The Quad Spot shows you how to calibrate your Accucel 6 Charger.

Calibrate Your Turnigy Accucel (2 min 41 sec)

Posted by moody07747 | Sep 17, 2014 @ 09:09 AM | 3,114 Views
Back again from The Quad Spot, Dave shows you how to properly balance charge your LiPo battery pack with the Turnigy Accucel-6 Charger.

Turnigy Accucel Balance Charge (7 min 25 sec)

Posted by moody07747 | Sep 15, 2014 @ 07:45 PM | 3,493 Views
Dave from TheQuadSpot shows you how to put your lipo batteries into storage mode with the Turnigy Accucel-6 charger.

Turnigy Accucel Storage Mode (4 min 40 sec)

Posted by moody07747 | Aug 21, 2014 @ 01:43 PM | 3,459 Views
Myself and a good friend started an old channel up and rebranded it for RC subjects. We're finally rolling out videos again and just set a trailer up. You can view the channel at

The Bixler planes including Bix3 will be reviewed on there soon too.
Posted by moody07747 | Jun 12, 2014 @ 09:35 AM | 4,474 Views
Speed Runs at Bodman Park (5 min 16 sec)

Posted by moody07747 | Jun 08, 2014 @ 12:27 AM | 4,177 Views
Posted by moody07747 | Jun 01, 2014 @ 11:42 AM | 3,853 Views
Posted by moody07747 | May 05, 2014 @ 08:12 PM | 4,860 Views
Getting Started With Multiwii and Arduino (10 min 48 sec)

When building or flying multirotors, the chances of working with a Multiwii style flight controller is high. You will need to know the basics of Arduino code and how to edit the code for your flight controller.
In this video, I will teach you what to install and then how to modify the Arduino code in order to get your MultiWii PRO Flight Controller w/MTK GPS Module flight controller properly in the air.
Posted by moody07747 | Apr 08, 2014 @ 08:23 PM | 4,298 Views
This has been one heck of an action packed learning experience, building quads and hexacopters!

I really do feel like this current state of the SonicOrb 2.0 is it's best now and other than trying another set of motors I have on order, I will be keeping things just about where they are now.

See this short vlog video shot on my phone as I took it out for it's first flight with 4 cell pack on board on a very windy day!

The SonicOrb 2.0 Flies!!! (5 min 40 sec)

Posted by moody07747 | Apr 01, 2014 @ 04:23 AM | 4,302 Views
The WLtoys V911 is a fantastic step up from the Syma S107 that we reviewed in the last Gear Review episode. This adds one more channel for added control and fun! With a 10 minute fly time and fast flying action, this is great for outdoors on a calm day, or for a larger indoor location such as a basket ball court.

WLtoys V911 Helicopter - Gear Review 38 (6 min 48 sec)

Posted by moody07747 | Mar 24, 2014 @ 08:43 PM | 4,350 Views
How To Assemble The Tarot T2D
How To Assemble The Tarot T2D (23 min 27 sec)

Posted by moody07747 | Mar 17, 2014 @ 07:55 PM | 4,589 Views
Syma S107 Helicopter - Gear Review 37 (4 min 33 sec)

A fantastic little helicopter for indoor and beginner flyers!
Posted by moody07747 | Feb 20, 2014 @ 02:37 PM | 4,618 Views
A while back I got a few Hobbyking Blue series ESCs and needed a fast way to program them. After looking around YouTube, I was both lost and unimpressed on how the others reviewed this particular program card. I set out to review and show you it myself...

How to Program Hobbyking Blue ESC (4 min 28 sec)

Posted by moody07747 | Feb 17, 2014 @ 10:25 PM | 4,542 Views
A while back, I picked up a GoPro Hero 3 to FPV Transmitter Lead however quickly found that it did not fit the Tarot T-2D gimbal on my quadcopter. My fix was to start removing the bulky 90 case on the connector. This resulted in the tiny connector that I have on there now.

The connector is in two layers, a thick black outer rubberized plastic and an inner stiff white core. Both with some work can be removed however do be careful not to kill the resistor going between one of the pins to the outer case of the connector.

Attached are three photos of the cable.
I've replaced the stiff plastic cable with some thinner Turnigy Silicone wire. The white audio wire was removed and Black ground, yellow video wire were kept in place.
Posted by moody07747 | Feb 04, 2014 @ 06:19 PM | 5,011 Views
When building my quadcopter for video use, the frame I chose had rails, but they did not fit the mounts for the Tarot T-2D gimbal... Shocker!

That said, I had to come up with an alternate way to mount this thing and so I thought, why not mount it to a flat plate and then mount that flat plate to the frame of the quad?

Here is a photo or two of the layout:

Stay tuned to my YouTube channel (SonicOrbStudios) and/or this blog to see the video where we mount this. That video will be published on Feb 17th, 2014.
Posted by moody07747 | Jan 31, 2014 @ 02:38 PM | 4,102 Views
I've been working with the components showing you how to wire them together to make the quadcopter for video use, however when Christopher commented on one of my uploads, he made me realize that I never did explain the components separately explaining what each did and how to wire them in a basic layout.

If you're NEW to RC and these parts, this is a great video for you. I cover batteries, ESCs, Transmitters, Receivers, flight control boards, and motors.

Radio Control Basics (12 min 42 sec)