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Posted by Choppahman8 | May 18, 2018 @ 11:52 AM | 1,585 Views
Home made FPV plane. Bright colors for those corn field retrievals.
Posted by Choppahman8 | Apr 14, 2018 @ 06:24 PM | 1,558 Views
Stripped down Airhog turned FPV.
Posted by Choppahman8 | Feb 17, 2018 @ 12:02 PM | 2,468 Views
Just did 419 meters with the E010 jellybean tx and the FPV plane.
Posted by Choppahman8 | Feb 04, 2018 @ 07:37 PM | 1,847 Views
After 2 weeks in a tree in snow, ice, rain and sub zero temperatures, we fire up this bird.







After 2 weeks of snow and rain (0 min 32 sec)

Posted by Choppahman8 | Jan 07, 2018 @ 11:43 PM | 1,835 Views
This FPV version is a glider hybrid with high aspect ratio wings and added winglets to minimize drag.

Finished version uses 2 batteries and should fly for around 10mins based on testing.
Posted by Choppahman8 | Dec 31, 2017 @ 06:44 AM | 1,863 Views
Added a camera and lights my new Sandy Land 4 wheel drive.
Posted by Choppahman8 | Dec 24, 2017 @ 10:19 AM | 2,372 Views
Used the power module from the boat to make a sled.


Testing the Sledd (1 min 49 sec)

Posted by Choppahman8 | Dec 18, 2017 @ 07:59 AM | 12,194 Views
Ready for some indoor fun!
Posted by Choppahman8 | Dec 16, 2017 @ 09:57 AM | 2,478 Views
New FPV glider hybrid for longer flights. Made winglets out of tupperware lid.
Posted by Choppahman8 | Nov 12, 2017 @ 02:30 PM | 1,901 Views
Working on some new builds that are going to be Christmas presents.
Posted by Choppahman8 | Nov 05, 2017 @ 10:00 PM | 2,282 Views
Revived Bottle Boat. Using Furibee quad to provide FPV: you could call it a modular setup where the camera can actually fly away from the deck of the boat. Red propellers provide reverse function via separate FC board and controller.


Videos from previous version


Bottle Boat chase1 (1 min 46 sec)


Mk4 FPV Video (2 min 7 sec)
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Posted by Choppahman8 | Oct 29, 2017 @ 07:34 AM | 2,536 Views
Another one off the production line. Getting better all the time.
Posted by Choppahman8 | Oct 22, 2017 @ 10:35 PM | 2,201 Views
Windy Flying Tips 2 (8 min 26 sec)

Posted by Choppahman8 | Oct 07, 2017 @ 12:19 AM | 2,572 Views
Aerobatics with no control surfaces. The only moving parts are the propellers.


CRS 1 Aerobatics 1 (7 min 2 sec)




Fun with CSR 1- (cool tail slide at 4:56) (7 min 54 sec)
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Posted by Choppahman8 | Oct 04, 2017 @ 11:52 PM | 2,298 Views
Night flight with the new straight wing version.
Note: The low battery flash rate is much slower than the un-bound flash rate shown here. Hence the tail lights to maintain visual contact in the dark.


CSR 1 Night Flight 1 (5 min 52 sec)

Posted by Choppahman8 | Oct 03, 2017 @ 06:17 AM | 2,831 Views
Posted by Choppahman8 | Sep 24, 2017 @ 12:55 PM | 2,431 Views
Checking CG location on 3 different models. The CS - (straight leading edge). The original C-1 and the C-6. The "44" under the wing of the C-6 means the fuselage is 44cm like the original C-1. Some of the other C-1s were built with 40cm fuselages. 
Posted by Choppahman8 | Sep 24, 2017 @ 09:08 AM | 2,311 Views
Back in the hangars for repairs after successful-yes, successful testing of aerobatic modification. We can now do programmed barrel rolls and loops.
Posted by Choppahman8 | Sep 21, 2017 @ 10:06 PM | 2,551 Views
This will test the performance of a straight leading edge versus the swept wing. Also will have the directly under wing mounted motors. I've been speculating if this is the single factor why the C-1 outperforms other versions in vertical manouvers.
Posted by Choppahman8 | Sep 15, 2017 @ 02:00 PM | 2,726 Views
5th or 6th time....( Then #3 or 4?) ...Repaired and just completed a night flight. And then there's always tomorrow...