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Posted by carguy1994ca | Nov 01, 2013 @ 08:49 AM | 7,069 Views
We had fun flying low and between trees !

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

Posted by carguy1994ca | Oct 07, 2013 @ 03:15 PM | 7,379 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 @ 10:18 AM | 7,394 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)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Sep 04, 2013 @ 10:21 PM | 6,900 Views
Video I made of our club's funfly this year:

Funfly Phoenix 2013 (5 min 25 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:08 PM | 7,180 Views
Awesome fun ! Dragon Link v1 performed well

2013 North American FPV meeting St-Sulpice (3 min 51 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Jun 25, 2013 @ 06:16 PM | 7,139 Views
I did some range tests with my Tonka Summit and here is the max range I got so far. Could have gone further but the trail was blocked. Almost 1 km is a pretty good distance considering you have a multi $ RC truck on the ground pretty far from you...

Mystery summit FPV - 900 meters drive (11 min 13 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | May 24, 2013 @ 04:13 PM | 7,455 Views
This truck is so cool to drive I decided to also film it a bit 3rd person so you see it go:

Mystery summit FPV adventures - The beach (5 min 11 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | May 06, 2013 @ 02:58 PM | 6,977 Views
Ride on the Mystery summit FPV truck at different places including the local golf course. Fun !

Mystery Summit adventures - Ride on (5 min 17 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Apr 08, 2013 @ 06:11 PM | 6,847 Views
Driving the Tonka Summit is way cool. The FPV camera did a good job but when you record the live feed and edit it to vimeo or youtube the quality goes down and it is not that great to look at. So I made an aluminum pan and tilt mount for my GoPro HD cam.

Fred (the driver) looks more Bionic than ever, but the recorded video is now as great as the idea to convert an old Tonka body to FPV !

The Mystery Summit - GoPro try out adventures (6 min 0 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Mar 26, 2013 @ 06:03 PM | 6,596 Views
Dug some never used footage from the 2012 summer and fall and turned it into a compilation. Footage from the club field and at various location along the St-Lawrence river:

New footage compilation from 2012 (6 min 6 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Mar 05, 2013 @ 12:08 PM | 7,250 Views
Here is my Mystery Summit based on Scoobydoo's Mystery Machine. Went to 1500 feet out on that session. 3rd person clips of the truck at the end.

The Mystery Summit (7 min 50 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Jan 21, 2013 @ 06:55 AM | 7,231 Views
When you can't fly, you can drive ! And when its cold, what's better than to FPV from the couch in the basement with the big flat screen ?

Summit FPV - The snow track (5 min 11 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Jan 20, 2013 @ 08:04 PM | 6,634 Views
After driving the Summit FPV for a couple of months, here is my final set up. I now run the Summit with a Dragon link UHF system coupled to my DX7. I drive with the right stick, control pan and tilt with the left stick. Differentials locking is on flaps and low/high gear is on gear. I still have one channel left for an accessory, most probably I'll add a horn.

The goal is still to build a Tonka Summit, but for winter I prefer to stick with the stock body. So far it is plenty fun and I really love the truck. I use a security 2000 camera for night drive and a GoPro for day drive.
Posted by carguy1994ca | Nov 02, 2012 @ 07:02 AM | 6,937 Views
I had the best time at Halloween this year Should have brought out the recorder so I'd have some ground recording of the "Bone stock" Summit going around (and after) the kids

Halloween 2012 (1 min 33 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Oct 25, 2012 @ 11:55 AM | 6,945 Views
Basic FPV system (200 mW 900 mhz with stock omnis) installed on top of stock body with stock radio. Lot of fun to drive. Not very entertaining video, but made to show what the truck will do and the range I get. Wil have to play with antennas and frequencies to find best set up, goal is to get over 1/2 km range.

Summit first FPV drive - part 1 (6 min 11 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Oct 21, 2012 @ 01:02 PM | 6,445 Views
I've been dreaming of a summit since they got out. After beeing tempted many times I was tired of controlling myself and made the move. I got it yesterday and despite some light rain today I had to try it. Man this thing is too awsome !

Inspired by Woby videos and Replay's Tonka summit (those guys deserve the credit, they did a great job) I bought a Tonka bronco truck for it and I'll shamelessly copy those guys ideas and build myself a Ken and Barbie FPV truck.

Here is a video of the first drives:

Traxxas summit - First drive (4 min 26 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Sep 18, 2012 @ 01:33 PM | 6,469 Views
Good performance of the 900 mhz 200 mW video system here. Could go about 300 meters deep in the forest:

Tri in the trees (4 min 11 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | Sep 15, 2012 @ 11:58 PM | 6,369 Views
Here is my new wing for FPV: 60 inches EPP foam wing from team Basement-RC in Canada. Build log is here.
Posted by carguy1994ca | Jun 11, 2012 @ 08:44 PM | 6,266 Views
Really like this thing, pretty awsome for taking footage that a plane can't:

More tricopter fun (3 min 44 sec)

Posted by carguy1994ca | May 16, 2012 @ 10:07 PM | 6,645 Views
Here is the last FPV video with the skywalker:

Closer and lower (4 min 7 sec)