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Posted by bbrstorm | Feb 17, 2010 @ 01:58 AM | 7,813 Views
I remember there beig discussion about the Lowvoltage alarms that are really cheap from ebay. Comments on them not being very loud.

So I bought 2 of the ones for $2.99 shipped. ( )

Well today I received the two I had ordered and I tested them out. You all were right that they were not very loud. They are covered in a clear shrink wrap. Everything is covered including the speaker. So I trimmed the shrinkwrap from around the speaker and BAMM! about 10x louder. amazing really, that you wouldn't think that it would muffle the alarm that much but it really does.

See pic and try it if you have them.

Also did a Battery Mod to the Big Lama.

I ordered those 11.1V 20c 1000mah batteries from HobbyKing on 2/2 and they shipped on 2/11 I hate ordering from them they take forever!!!!!

In preperation of their arrival, in the next few months , I mounted a 1mm thick piece of plastic stock from the LHS. Between the battery tray mounts and the skids. Using a piece of velcro (will put the heavy duty stuff on when I get the batteries) to secure the battery under the stock mount. So you can still slide in a stock battery above or and upgraded battery below.
Posted by bbrstorm | Feb 15, 2010 @ 03:08 PM | 6,502 Views
So, I goofed around with one of my Keychain Cams and mounted it on my Mini-Stinger. I got about 5 seconds of flight before the weight dragged it down.

I haven't tried yet but, I'm sure I could power this off of the stingers 5 in 1 board but, I do't want to fry the board and end up with a $40+ repair. The battery weighs a little more than the camera's circuit board. So, I would be removing half of the weight.

Maybe a full minute + of flight?


Mini Stinger RC Helicopter FPV Flight (1 min 33 sec)

Posted by bbrstorm | Feb 01, 2010 @ 10:59 PM | 3,791 Views
Here is a quick video of the progress through today

Esky Big Lama Upgraded Boardless Brushless Flight Test Trimming Tests (3 min 53 sec)

Posted by bbrstorm | Feb 01, 2010 @ 03:57 AM | 3,700 Views
I made this video a few days ago while goofing around with my micro cam and clipped it straight down.

There was a bit of wind and then a tree got in the way....

Esky Big Lama Crashing into tree as Diet Pepsi Bottle (1 min 30 sec)

Posted by bbrstorm | Feb 01, 2010 @ 01:46 AM | 3,885 Views
Ok, My nephew and I ordered everything to upgrade our BL to a Boardless and Brushless set-up. Following a guide written by some others her in the forums. Here are two videos detailing the issue ran into and the fix for it. Still not completed yet and a few more bugs to work out. But, I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel...

Big Lama Ugrade to Boardless and Brushless Problem.... (1 min 59 sec)

Esky Big Lama Boardless Brushless Problem Solved (4 min 6 sec)
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