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Posted by FireDad913 | Dec 22, 2018 @ 09:18 PM | 2,357 Views
Upgraded from the Eachine Ev100s to the Fatshark HD2 T2 with furious truD. had to take advantage of the calm day off and rip some packs.
WarriorFPV -- Ripping with the new HD2s (3 min 46 sec)

Posted by FireDad913 | Aug 09, 2018 @ 07:17 PM | 1,612 Views
Finally got the upgrade in. Looking forward to a test flight soon. DYS Samguk 2306 2500kv upgraded to eMAX RS SE 2306 2400KV!
Posted by FireDad913 | Jul 07, 2018 @ 12:22 PM | 1,863 Views
Use an old 850watt PC power supply that was laying around. Jumped(permanent short) the pc power on wire with a ground wire and secured in place. Took the PCI-express wires and cut the plug off. Twisted the 3 yellow 12v wires together and the 3 ground wires together and crimped with 16-14g female bullet connectors. This is from the +12v3 raile on the psu which is rated at 30a at 175+ watts. Cleaned everything up with tape and heat shrink. No more running outside to change the batteries on the truck charger. Money spent.. $5 on connectors.
Posted by FireDad913 | Jun 24, 2018 @ 04:11 PM | 2,830 Views
Posted by FireDad913 | Mar 29, 2018 @ 09:32 AM | 2,181 Views
Oscillations (0 min 45 sec)

Posted by FireDad913 | Mar 21, 2018 @ 10:08 AM | 2,310 Views
Wrapping up my first month of flying, heres another short video. Progress is being made, slowly, but its being made haha. Hope some will enjoy.
FPV Getting a Little More Confident (3 min 19 sec)

Posted by FireDad913 | Mar 20, 2018 @ 01:59 PM | 2,464 Views
Update for the completed quad.
Weight as it sits with everything on it including gopro hero session 3 and 4s 1300mah 70/140c lipo is. 673g!!
Shes stupid powerful for me as a beginner but so much fun. 673g!!
Posted by FireDad913 | Mar 18, 2018 @ 10:16 AM | 2,281 Views
Shes ready. Only thing missing is the brain3d gopro mount which should be here tomorrow.
Martian 2
Bardwell F4 Fc
DYS Samguk 2306 2500kv
Spedix ES 30a BlHeli EScs
FrSky x4r-sb 3/16
Eachine Vtx-03
Caddx Turbo Micro F1 1200tvl
EUDAX 3m foot pad
Dalprops T5045 PC props
K-loverleaves 5dbi RHCP
Powered by CNHL 4s 1300mah 70c/140c packs.
Will mount gopro the heavy way for maiden unril the other comes in.
Posted by FireDad913 | Mar 16, 2018 @ 10:46 PM | 2,464 Views
Will list specs later. Built on Martian 2. Todays project. Really coming together.
Posted by FireDad913 | Mar 12, 2018 @ 10:55 AM | 2,850 Views
Was a great day until the pack disconnected from the PDB during a double front flip. My own fault for not checking connections well after 3 solid days of flying. Live and learn! Enjoy!

FPV Drone Flight w/ power failure (3 min 1 sec)

Posted by FireDad913 | Mar 11, 2018 @ 04:13 PM | 2,558 Views
It certainly isn't the pretties flying in the world, but hey, I had fun doing it! Love this hobby and cannot complain with my progression after 2 weeks of acro. Can't wait to progress and learn more and more. Another thanks to NvS1 for guiding me through troubleshooting and fixes when the times came.

First FPV Drone 2 weeks Flying (3 min 53 sec)

Posted by FireDad913 | Mar 10, 2018 @ 02:03 PM | 2,302 Views
Today was a glorious day. I had my first major crash. WrECKED!! In the middle of a siuble front flip I lost video. I immediately disarmed. The impact popped the number 3 motor bell cleaned off and destroyed all 4 mounting screws for the stack. Luckily since I disarmed, the entire stack is still good!! Now to get another motor and figure out what went wrong with the video. Goggles charged antennas in place, initial chwck of solderin connections shows good. Maybe just a fluke??
Posted by FireDad913 | Mar 09, 2018 @ 10:41 AM | 2,307 Views
After a few awesome crashes. Some repairs made and ready for next flight. Apparently you cant hold throttle in a loop.. ha. Capacitor install and clearance checked. Its probably not the best but it functions and is secure. Would love to see how other install their caps. Feel free to post pictures.
Posted by FireDad913 | Mar 05, 2018 @ 01:39 PM | 2,599 Views
Today I changed out the dipole antenaa om the eachine vtxo3 and instead replaced with a rpsma ufl cable and aomway right polarized antenna with a matching one on the goggles. Still waiting for an lc filter to assist in some of the noise frome my crumby first time wiring. Special thanks to NVS1 for all of the online help and getting me flying. Just waiting for these 40mph gust to die down over the next couple of days. Several new packs on the way to increase my flight time each day.
Posted by FireDad913 | Mar 01, 2018 @ 06:29 PM | 2,777 Views
With the wisdom of a friend I made improvements to the RX antennas. Added small zip ties to the top plate and used 2 layers of heat shrink to sturdy them up. Also dropped the cyclone props today and tried out these gem fan 5x4 3blade props. What a difference!
Posted by FireDad913 | Feb 28, 2018 @ 09:34 PM | 2,914 Views
My first fpv drone build. She flies and relieves stress!