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Posted by ivanestebanc | Jan 27, 2011 @ 04:46 PM | 12,483 Views
This is a list of all the equipment that I'm using on my new version of Phoenix FPV airplane.

Flight Equipment:

Airplane: Skywalker 168cm EPO airplane Version II with a nose protect kit.
Transmitter: Futaba 9CAP with EzUHF and a 433MHz Nagoya Dual Band Swivel Antenna w/SMA Connector.
Receiver: EZUHF 8 Channel Receiver with two Right Angle 433Mhz Whip Antenna w/SMA (optional the Sander's style antenna) extended on the wingtips by an 50cm SMA female right angle to SMA male straight RG316 cable (custom made).
Flight Stabilizer with RTH: FY-21AP.
Landing gear: Easy gear with Tundra tires.
Servos: Four HS-65HB Mighty Feather (1x Rudder, 1x Elevator and 2x Ailerons).
Main battery: ZIPPY Flightmax 5000mAh 4S1P 30C.
Electronic Speed Control (ESC): E-Flite EFLA1060 60-Amp Pro Switch-Mode Brushless ESC.
Battery Eliminator Circuit (BEC): Castle Creations CC-BEC Battery Eliminator Circuit 10A.
Motor: Scorpion SII-3014-1040KV (V2).
Propeller: 9x6 CAM Folding Prop, 5mm, 42mm Spinner (temporary using an APC 9x6E).

Video Equipment:

Video Googles: FatShark RCV922 Aviator Edition 5.8Ghz (I bought this one instead of the base edition to have the possibility of just flying without the patch antenna).
Video Transmitter: 600mW 5.8GHz A/V Transmitter.
On Screen Display (OSD): EzOSD.
Antenna Tracker: EZtracker.
Tracker UBEC: HXT UBEC 5/6v output, 5.5~23v Input.
Diversity Receiver: Duo5800 A/V Diversity Receiver.
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Posted by ivanestebanc | Jan 27, 2011 @ 03:21 PM | 10,428 Views
These are videos of my first version of Phoenix FPV airplane. I lost it during my Thanksgiving trip to Heber Overgaard.

I learned 2 things about that:
1. Never never never fly on a new place with out LOS.
2. Configure correctly the return to home or return to launch before flying away from LOS.

Episode 1: Born of Phoenix 1

Episode 1 Born of Phoenix 1 (6 min 15 sec)

Episode 2: Tests of flight equipment

Episode 2 Tests of flight equipment (5 min 15 sec)
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