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Posted by TMacFPV | Nov 30, 2018 @ 03:12 PM | 3,125 Views
Able to complete a basic LED FPV Race Course on & under our front porch mentioned in our last post! Not elaborate, but a start. Certainly fun to fly, even with a Beginner FPV Whoop like the Eachine QX65! Check it out! Happy Flying All!
Beginner FPV Whoop Drone LED Flight (3 min 12 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Nov 29, 2018 @ 08:22 AM | 2,977 Views
This could be the start of something really BIG or TINY (Whoop). The beginnings of our front porch LED Whoop track. Hope to fly it real soon. Wonder if I can make it through the tiny gaps under the porch. What do you think?
Posted by TMacFPV | Nov 24, 2018 @ 09:53 AM | 3,048 Views
Bottom Line: Below I have posted a video doing a side-by-side comparison of two of the most feature-packed Flight Controller and ESC stack combos for Micro FPV Quads. 👍

Why I have done this? – I have just completed a Micro FPV 2.5 inch build and learned a lot of stuff that I thought might be useful to some if I passed it along. In this case, I started out with a different Flight Controller and ESC stack than what I eventually ended up with. My first choice was a stack that had the flight controller and ESC connected by pins. I saw reviews and heard comments from some that they have had problems with this type of arrangement where the “housings” both the “male-type” with the pins and the “female-type” with the receptacles for the pins would physically become disconnected from the boards. So, I thought to alleviate this (because I liked the size, weight, and features of this particular stack), I would apply some epoxy to the joints holding the connectors to the board (as others had done to alleviate this issue). I did not have any problems with this. I did have other issues with the stack, however.

First of all, the ESC in this stack only worked sporadically and erratically and finally ended up burning out a motor (during set-up, not flight!). Secondly, the impact of “normal” unintended landings (i.e. crashes) caused the pin connector’s housings material (I believe it to be plastic) to crack—there would be cracks in the housings. These then led to...Continue Reading
Posted by TMacFPV | Nov 17, 2018 @ 08:28 PM | 2,203 Views
Finally! Got to do the Maiden Flight video on our Micro FPV 2.5 Inch Build!
Meet “Lexi!” Our FlexRC Ascent 2.5-inch build, with on-board Runcam DVR, as she sets sail on her maiden flight. She’s sportin’ the Orange and Green pinstripes.
Maiden Flight was a “Blast!” Check it out below. It’s a Jolly (Roger) Good Time, Savvy? Yo-Ho! How many different “Pirate” things did you see in this video? What did you think about the Onboard Runcam DVR video quality?
Micro FPV 2.5 Inch Drone Build - FlexRC Ascent Maiden Flight (4 min 28 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Nov 10, 2018 @ 12:48 PM | 2,487 Views
Decided to do an "Intro" video to introduce myself and our TMac FPV Youtube channel to those folks who are not yet familiar with our adventures (I know there are a few of you out there!).
Hope you enjoy!
Journey to Better - Introducing TMac FPV (1 min 36 sec)