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Posted by kah00na | Feb 14, 2018 @ 01:44 PM | 2,957 Views
The BFight210 is a pretty nice, light frame. The top plate did not hold up as well as I had hoped it would. Thank goodness for 3D printing.

BFight210 Frame Review Video
Posted by kah00na | Jul 19, 2016 @ 07:51 AM | 5,156 Views
Well, that certainly didn't take long. I thought it would be a least a couple more months till the QAV-X was cloned. The Chinese were pretty quick to clone the LS-210, but this one was way faster than I expected. I have a Realacc X210 with 4mm main plate on order. It is available in both 3mm and 4mm. We'll see how it looks once it shows up.

Realacc X210 210mm 3mm/4mm Carbon Fiber FPV Racing Frame w/ 5V 12V PDB
Posted by kah00na | May 29, 2016 @ 07:13 PM | 3,211 Views
I picked up this frame because I haven't seen one in person with the square frame around the outside. I think the extra frame parts should give it enough strength that the main arms that extend from the middle section to the motors will be fine being a little thinner than normal. Also, I think the wind from the propellers should go around 3 smaller pieces of carbon fiber than it would around a larger/wider single arm.... maybe... I haven't tested it yet, I just think it should.

Multirotor 230 (Not X, Square?!) Frame Review (7 min 0 sec)

Posted by kah00na | May 12, 2016 @ 11:18 AM | 3,258 Views
The Diatone 4045 props on the Tyrant 180 did real well at our last race. It held its own against the larger 210 and 250 faster quads. I was able to pull off a 3rd place. Overall, I'm pretty impressed with the Tyrant 180. The smaller size makes it less prone to breaking. For the most part, when I do crash, I straighten the propellers and it keeps flying. It is a very strong frame.

Tyrant 180 Flying at Topeka Drone Racing! (5 min 45 sec)

Posted by kah00na | Apr 26, 2016 @ 01:06 PM | 4,637 Views
I've been impressed by this Tyrant 180. I thought flying with 4045 props would be significantly weaker than 5045 props. Well, it hasn't turned out that way. On our race courses, if there are a lot of turns, the 4045 props were able to hold their own against the longer 5045 props. Now, I'm starting to like these 180 sized frames. Here are some videos about the Tyrant 180:

Diatone Tyrant 180 Frame Review (15 min 19 sec)

Tyrant 180 Flying at Topeka Drone Racing! (5 min 45 sec)
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Posted by kah00na | Mar 28, 2016 @ 01:58 PM | 3,624 Views
The GE-X240 is an awesome flyer. I'm hoping that it will bring my racing speed up a little for the courses with longer straight-aways. Here is a frame review of the quad, plus a couple of flight videos of it.

GE-FPV GE-X240 Quadcopter Frame Review from Banggood (10 min 44 sec)

GE-X240 with RS2205 Motors - First Flights (3 min 11 sec)
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Posted by kah00na | Mar 08, 2016 @ 10:24 PM | 3,798 Views
I'm currently working on several projects.
  1. My first 6S quad!
  2. EasyRaceLapTimer open source gate
  3. Getting my VDQ-210 back up and flying
  4. Building a Kreiger frame with EMAX red bottom motors
  5. Repairing my LS-210 frame with EpicRC 3200kv motors

I have a lot to finish.
Posted by kah00na | Jan 30, 2016 @ 12:17 AM | 4,181 Views
Diatone's ZMR180 frame looks like a winner! The thing is built like a tank. I think it will be very hard to break it.

Diatone ZMR180 Frame Review (10 min 56 sec)

Posted by kah00na | Jan 23, 2016 @ 11:55 AM | 3,920 Views
I took the mini tricopter outside to do some line-of-sight flying, and yes it is still awesome.
Posted by kah00na | Jan 20, 2016 @ 09:04 PM | 9,928 Views
Finally finished! I'm hoping to compete against the larger 210 and 250 quads with this Deformation 130!! Here's a build review with Tuning and some flight footage. It's a long one!

Deformation 130 Full Review, Tuning, Build and Racing Tips (25 min 57 sec)

Posted by kah00na | Jan 14, 2016 @ 10:36 PM | 4,446 Views
With MultiGP.com removing KV restrictions on motors, it seems like everyone is moving to higher KV motors to get that extra bit of speed. I'm working on 3 new quads. One will have 2633kv motors, the next will have 3200kv motors, and the last will have EMAX's new RS2205 2300kv motors which have about 1024g of thrust on 4S+5045 props! This year is going to be crazy for quads!
Posted by kah00na | Jan 03, 2016 @ 09:47 AM | 3,774 Views
Way back when I started flying, the idea of ground station seemed ridiculous especially since the FatShark goggles were so portable. However, now I'm starting to see the biggest advantage to a ground station.... "diversity". I've started working on my 2xdiversity ground station. I have the parts, now I just have to assemble them.

RD40 Diversity Video Receiver from Banggood (6 min 11 sec)

Posted by kah00na | Jan 02, 2016 @ 10:25 PM | 8,660 Views
Anyone else been flying the LS-210? I really like it. I've been racing 4S races with it.

Lisam LS-210 FPV Racer TEASER & LOS FLIGHT (2 min 11 sec)

Posted by kah00na | Oct 23, 2015 @ 10:22 PM | 3,954 Views
I'm looking to try and get a double diversity configuration setup like the one in this picture.
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Posted by kah00na | Jun 12, 2015 @ 01:12 PM | 3,923 Views
Sometimes you build a quadcopter that just feels rock solid. This is mine....

FPV250 Parts, Assembly, and Tuning with Naze32 (17 min 31 sec)

Posted by kah00na | Apr 21, 2015 @ 07:08 AM | 5,030 Views
I started flying FPV almost 2 years ago with a set of FatShark Attitude V1 goggles. I've loved them. They have worked real well for me and I don't have any complaints against them. Recently, more and more people have been wanting to "ride along" so I thought about getting a second set. Instead, I decided to buy myself a set of Dominator HD goggles for the larger FOV and built in DVR and let the Attitudes be the "ride along" set. So far, I love them!

Upgrading from FatShark Attitudes to Dominator HDs (6 min 1 sec)

Posted by kah00na | Mar 29, 2015 @ 07:20 AM | 5,055 Views
I have been mostly flying the simplecopter mini tricopter. Recently, I rebuilt a ZMR250 and flashed BLHeli on my 12amp Afro ESCs with OneShot enabled and tried using PID settings posted by Charpu. The ZMR flies so solid now. I'm still working on balancing one of my motors because I'm getting some Jello in my videos, but I really like it!

ZMR250 Tilted Camera and Charpu Naze32 Tuning (2 min 30 sec)

Posted by kah00na | Oct 11, 2014 @ 11:50 AM | 4,673 Views
After flying the miniquad for some time now, I've built a simplecopter.com Mini Tricopter. It is awesome! The sidewalk cruising starts around 2:00 in this video. The first part is showing the mini tricopter:

Mini Tricopter FPV & Sidewalk Cruising! (simplecopter.com) (5 min 39 sec)

Posted by kah00na | Jun 17, 2014 @ 01:04 PM | 5,703 Views
The FPV250 is a good platform for FPV. I'm not driving my neighbors crazy... yet.
Quadcopter Sidewalk Cruising! (3 min 18 sec)

Posted by kah00na | Jul 13, 2013 @ 11:50 PM | 5,522 Views
I have a flying field near my house but most of my flight time is spent in the front yard.
Tricopter - Front Yard Flying! (I'm Getting Better) (2 min 18 sec)