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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Mar 19, 2012 @ 03:12 AM | 10,146 Views
i had my 4-Site for a year or so, but she finally bit the dirt! i was sick of re- gluing that fragile airframe.

So i scaled down some planes of the Sexy Sbach to 17''WS and tossed the guts in her.

Foam used was DSF and AUW is around 41g

Heres the Preview of her and the Maiden flight!

RC UMX Sbach Scratchbuilt (9 min 29 sec)

Scratchbuilt UMX Sbach Maiden (4 min 6 sec)
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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Jan 29, 2012 @ 01:49 AM | 9,872 Views
Some new Videos.
First time really dialing her in indoors!

El Cheapo Home Depot Frame QuadCopter Indoor Flight (8 min 11 sec)

First test with GoPro
GoPro on QuadCopter Testing (6 min 5 sec)
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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Dec 26, 2011 @ 07:06 PM | 14,301 Views
Well after the 2nd and last crash with my HK Mini Quad frame, i was in no mood to reapair it, so i went with a scratch-build.
I went with Randells Elcheapo Home Depot" basswood and ply frame
I mean where can you get a quad frame for less then 10bucks? Hobby King you say!! I knew when i put that frame together it wasn't going to last!!

This one is soooo!!! much stronger! It took about 2-3 hrs to cut and build. I used 100% Gorilla Super Glue! Its the newest glue they have, and it has the viscosity of Med CA, sets in about 15-20 sec enough to let it cure. I then Clamped it moving on to the next. Its dried clear and has a Expoy look when dried.
Strong as ole hell too!!

Which i need for my Quad Skillz. I just have a hard time keeping orientation.
I'm going to use a loft over piece of stock and shim it between the 2 plates when tightening down the 550 Align Hili skid,(Thanks Brent!) its clamps it in there perfect!
I want to see if it having a tail like a Hili would help. I can Fly Hilis pretty good! Cause to me a QuadCopter is like flying a frisbe!!

I don't have any kind of Elec saw, so i cut the pieces buy hand with a hobby back saw!
AUW is just over 1000g with 2200mah

Link to Randalls Build thread!!!

DEC 27th

Heading out in a couple of hrs for the Maiden. Its a beauty of a day here 1C and sunny and no wind!! feels nice and spring like!!

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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Dec 10, 2011 @ 02:07 PM | 8,609 Views
I Jumped into building a Quad-copter. I've seen them around now for sometime and new i had to build one.

At the time HobbyKing did not have the ESC's i wanted, they were out of stock! Surprise Surprise!! I wanted the Plush esc's with the Programming card.

I waited and waited!! and could not any more.
RCTimer carrys there own (well) Re-Branded HobbyWIng Esc's which are the same as Plush.
The Programming card is compatible with Plush, HobbyWing and another one now that escapes my mind!

After getting it built, Prop savers seem to be ok, but well not work for the Tri Bladed Props.
Savers are ok, but Collets and hubs are better to keep the Props stationary!
After looking around i made a order from RCTimer.
Also noticed that they are now carrying colored Props, I got a set of Orange and green.

The most common way to wire up you 4 esc's to one Battery connector is what is called a Spider power harness
Here is a great video showing how to make one.
power spider (13 min 59 sec)

I had Planned to make one of these, but found a power distribution board on ebay for under 5 bucks Well make it a lot easier for someone who do not want the hassle of soldering a harness.
Me personally like soldering, so i wanted to get get on the fast track with this build, and waiting 3 weeks for this board was slowing it down.

I went ahead and made a spider harness for the hell of it. Later down the road i am planning on building a TriCopter so i can use the power board for...Continue Reading
Posted by Eastcoast78 | Nov 27, 2011 @ 11:14 AM | 7,872 Views
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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Nov 23, 2011 @ 04:02 AM | 7,196 Views
Turned out great ,im pleased!!

Infineon EPP Bipe Maiden (8 min 18 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Nov 19, 2011 @ 01:48 AM | 6,929 Views
Hopefully i can get the rest of the bracing done, and get the Ailerons linked up and Maiden Monday night at indoor!!

Infinion Bipe Indoor Nightflyer (5 min 18 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Nov 11, 2011 @ 08:05 PM | 7,067 Views
Infineon EPP Bipe

Heres some pics, the only thing i have is 2mm, 9mm 1.3lb and 1.9lb EPP

The wings are built the 1.3lb and everything else well be 1.9lbs And 2mm for the fuse side...
I'm going to run some LED's though her! white in fuse and Y out too red and blue on the underside of the top wing so it glows down on the bottom Wing!
Link to the Build thread

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Oct 29, 2011 @ 02:55 AM | 6,361 Views
FPV Wing Maiden (6 min 19 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Sep 24, 2011 @ 12:19 AM | 9,002 Views
Figured id upload a few pictures of another Plane a good friend Built for me..
I have sense swapped out that geared inrunner,for a 2628 2200kv BL form RCtimer.;0)...Continue Reading
Posted by Eastcoast78 | Sep 22, 2011 @ 11:53 PM | 7,645 Views
Well i decided to get into FPV seeing its coming on Fall here now, the air is getting cool and before you know it,t he days are well be shorter.

First up i wanted something that would be easy to fly! Carry anywhere between 4200mah or maybe even up too 5000mah, and have a AUW anywhere between 1000g-1500mah.
I considered Buying a Ritewing or something like it, But i like building and testing.
So i decided to build one from Owens cornering Pink Foam.
I got 2 4'x8' sheets for $14 from my local Home depot!

For the FPV i have the 5.8g 200mw FPV Wireless AV Tx & Rx Set
I well not be using goggles at first. I have plan to get a LCD monitor and install it in one of those Big Black Rubber maid Action packers.
Could easily make/install it like a Speaker and surround with Black foam, like the inside of a TX case!!
ANd save up for a decent pair of goggles

For the camera i well be wiring a 2.5mm 4 pole jack plug it directly feeding the video through my GoPro!

Thanks for RC Flight Test for this great video.
How To Use a GoPro for FPV (7 min 12 sec)

In trying to find a decent Powerplant that was semi efficient!! I needed something that could swing a 8 or 9 '' Prop.
So i decided to give this one a shot!

If ordering this BL get this. be sure to pick this up as well this BL does not come with any mounting hardware!
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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Sep 16, 2011 @ 12:51 AM | 6,720 Views
Heres another one form 2 days ago!!
Not many thermals around, being heaver, they have to be quite big to stay up.
So i decided too play some.
Anyone getting Sick of these vids? lol

RadianPro Flight (8 min 2 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Sep 13, 2011 @ 01:20 AM | 6,296 Views
Took the day to head too a Funfly at Harbor Grace AirStrip.
Here is a a great read on the Airstrip.
Including Handley Page's Atlantic too Amelia Earhart


RadainPro With GoPro at Harbour Grace FunFly (9 min 24 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Sep 06, 2011 @ 06:21 PM | 6,115 Views
Recently picked up a GoPro hero Cam..Its awesome.
I have the 960..its perfect for what i what it for.
Shoots great 720p Videos...

Heres some Videos form the past 2 weeks of using it.

First Flight with GOPR0 on the RadainPro (13 min 22 sec)

GoPro On RadianPro (13 min 36 sec)
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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:49 AM | 6,526 Views
Just a little vid of me earning my Wings with my RC Club!!

NextStar Select Trainer (8 min 32 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Jul 12, 2011 @ 07:43 PM | 6,074 Views
Made a little Flick on some of the things you might want to do before flying the StrikerQ. Don't get me wrong!! This is one bad A$$ plane. But most of the time with any 200 dollar foam plane there are some mods/tweaks that may be necessary!!

I love it!!

StrykerQ overview and ESC programing (11 min 47 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Jul 08, 2011 @ 05:16 AM | 7,719 Views

Picked up the Stryker Q last week. Finally got a Maiden flight. All i have too say is WOW. She tracks like its on rails. With the the Ailerons Maxed out too 35mm the agility of this Bird is quite impressive!

You can have Speed brakes/Spoilers with your Rudders on the Q.
Heres what i came up with.

DX6i Rudder Airbrake Set Up
Stryker Q

Right rudder connected to the RUDD plug on RX
Left rudder to the AUX1 (or flap) plug.

RUDD to FLAP at +100 on both the UP and DN settings (with trim active) so that the left rudder moves the same direction as the right rudder (normal flight).

RUDD to FLAP but at -100 on both UP and DN settings so that the left rudder moves opposite to the right rudder and I get both rudders inboard for a left rudder and both rudders outboard for a right rudder (air-brakes). I have not flown this yet, just tested it on my bench. I have MIX1 and MIX2 hooked to different switches and only plan to use one at a time.

Final Setup.

AIle 0 75% +40%
Elev 0 75% +40%
Rudd 0 75% +20%

AIle 1 100% +60%
Elev 1 100% +60%
Rudd 1 100% +25%

Travel Adj

Ailerons are maxed at 125% each way.
Elev is maxed 125% each way.
Rudd is down too 80% each way.
Flap is down too 78%
that was too make the 5mm or so adjustment i needed too even out them. may vary!!

Flaps menu
Norm 0%
land 80%

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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Jun 10, 2011 @ 11:12 AM | 6,133 Views
Well heres the Maiden of the TitanJet. This is Scott's recording.
I well be editing mine later today.
Titan Jet maiden flight & small crash (7 min 53 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | May 22, 2011 @ 09:28 PM | 6,714 Views
Got my Old Super Cub done. Got some Cub LP floats
Should be fun!!
Still need too tape off a Windows.But other then that shes ready.

Here's a few Pictures