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Posted by Get Real | May 26, 2014 @ 04:25 PM | 5,785 Views
Been really digging the simplecopter tilt v-tail a lot. Had fun flying the tricopters and tilt over the weekend.

Multirotor Flying At The Field (6 min 41 sec)

Posted by Get Real | May 12, 2014 @ 01:48 AM | 7,193 Views
Really like the simplecopter tilt v-tail and tricopter 2.0. Flew both of them and a scratch build quad i built to try the flip 1.5 multi wii board in. After flying multirotors for a little over a year now and the kk 2.0 boards almost from the start im glad i tryed the flip 1.5 finally. Decided to retire the scratch build quad and cannibalize it for gear to get my hexacopter back in the air. The hexacopter i built last year to test some things and plan to get it flying again on a budget with a low cost gimbal using gear i already have and see how it performs.

Multirotor Flying In Yard (4 min 22 sec)

Posted by Get Real | May 05, 2014 @ 11:21 PM | 7,108 Views
Been flying kk 2 boards since i started last year and finally tried out a multi wii board and so far it rocks. Its the ready to fly quads flip 1.5 board with 2.3 fw and its very stable,once i upped the rates a little more for acro it got even better. Tried the auto level on it and it seems to work really well and i'll probably use that more in a hexacopter with a gopro eventually. For now i built a scratch build quad to try it out in and only have a couple of flights but its dialed in pretty well for me and the learning curve for set up hasn't been to bad other than i used the wrong GUI to check the settings before flying it when i first set it up... 2.3 fw use the 2.3 GUI or throttle set up will be wacky but that was my mistake. After correcting that and checking the radio and set up in the GUI i powered it up and it flew really nice inside but the settings were a bit tame for me but it wasn't difficult to fine tune it for how i like to fly.

ACRO flight in the yard after i upped the rates a little.
Flip 1.5 Board ACRO Tuning (2 min 40 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 18, 2014 @ 02:22 PM | 6,396 Views
The tilt v-tail is really nice,Its a acro monster and has tons of room on the frame for cams and other gear. Link to the review at BigSquidRc .

Second day flying it,Upgraded to sunnyskys after the crash
Tilt 4s 2650 Lipo Lost Power To Right Front Motor (2 min 56 sec)

Simplecopter Tricopter 2.0 And the Tilt flying a GoPro.
Simplecopter Sunday (3 min 26 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Apr 14, 2014 @ 05:16 AM | 7,089 Views
Relaxing in the yard and got a quick flight in.

Simplecopter 2.0 With Canopy (2 min 58 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 01, 2014 @ 06:30 PM | 6,327 Views
I think its safe to say the snow is finally gone(dont wanna jinx myself)! Temps in the 40s-50s are great and who cares if its windy. Will upgrade to some sunnysky motors eventually and need to balance the props for gopro duty with the tilt v-tail. Made a canopy for a scratch build tricopter but it looks decent on the simplecopter 2.0 for now. Have a couple more multi frames to tinker with but the simplecopters are keepers for sure and i can cannibalize gear from other builds to get new stuff going.

Simplecopter Sunday (3 min 26 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 27, 2014 @ 02:20 AM | 6,093 Views
Looking forward to hitting the flying field soon,Plenty of room to fly care free. Relaxing flight in the yard until the bush grabbed the tail and wouldn't let go .

Tricopter Stuck On Bush! (2 min 16 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 10, 2014 @ 06:35 AM | 5,786 Views
Cant be to much longer before this cold and snow is gone. Was in the 30s out so that wasn't to bad.

Simplecopter Tricopter 2.0 Qucik Flight (1 min 47 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 06, 2014 @ 01:02 AM | 5,591 Views
Still plenty of snow out and cold but if video is halfway decent in overcast skys it should really be good once this weather clears up.

Mobius HD Cam Winter Test (2 min 45 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 25, 2014 @ 03:58 AM | 5,702 Views
Do you have a blade nano or mqx sized quad etc,want to have some fun? If your in illinois you know your ready to do some flying indoors and have some fun. Its been a rough winter out here,even people I met at Efest recently didnt care much for the weather out here and named it ''Snowmageddin''. This weekend is your chance to have some fun,maybe win a trophy or two and even a quadcopter if your lucky. Check the link here for more info at BigSquidRc and check out the flyer below.

Not much into competition? Its not a world championship event or anything.. Its for fun and to roll in the new flying season. Who knows,maybe we'll play rock um sock um quads when were done if your more of a basher type flyer. Did you see some of the testing from the quad shootout we did recently?

Quadcopter Shootout and Torture Testing (1 min 56 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 21, 2014 @ 03:27 PM | 5,290 Views
Flew a epp f-22 for combat at efest,first time flying combat. It had been sitting for a year and the welder hinges didnt hold up to well to a couple hits but it was fun while it lasted. Threw a rx in it and dialed in some dual rates and expo the week before but combat was the first time flying it since last years efest. Its hard to believe flying against the pattern for some good head on kamikaze carnage i didnt make contact more often... Other planes just veered off. Haven't been much into planes since i got the multirotor bug last year but I think i'll be building some kamikaze combat planes to test when I can these year.

Efest 2014 First Time Flying Combat (1 min 48 sec)

Made this park jet a few years ago. A few of these tearing it up for combat would be fun.
GRX Park Jet Fun Flying! (3 min 23 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Feb 13, 2014 @ 11:46 PM | 7,450 Views
Checking out the chicago auto show 2014. Hooters has an awesome philly cheese steak!...Continue Reading
Posted by Get Real | Jan 27, 2014 @ 03:08 AM | 5,983 Views
Bigsquidrc and hobby town orland will be having a quadcopter event March 1st. The event will be held indoors,

More information on the event HERE.
Posted by Get Real | Jan 06, 2014 @ 05:30 PM | 6,074 Views
Had a little down time while charging quads for testing during a shootout and got some indoor quad racing in with the proto x quads.These tiny things are fun,relatively durable and inexpensive so I could see them being good for indoor quad racing events at local tracks and other venues. The RTF quad shootout should be up sometime this week at BigSquidRc.. its well worth a look if your looking at some of the current rtf mini quads available.

Estes Proto X Quadcopter Racing At WS Raceway (1 min 21 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Dec 07, 2013 @ 02:53 AM | 7,401 Views
Video from the review i did on this one at BigsquidRc.

Simple Tricopter 2.0 Review (2 min 13 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Dec 05, 2013 @ 08:57 PM | 6,552 Views
Wanted to try out a hexacopter,Its not quite the same as a tricopter or v-tail quad.. no where near the yaw authority. A bit tight in the yard but should be more fun at the field.. Has decent power,The meter reader dude said its ''Bad Ass'' lol.

Hexacopter Quick 4s flight (2 min 2 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Nov 16, 2013 @ 12:25 AM | 6,685 Views
Snowed earlier in the week but it cleared up and I got a chance to fly it a bit more today. Just relaxed flying in the yard to to dial in the gains a little.

Simplecopter Tricopter 2.0 (2 min 24 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 25, 2013 @ 10:01 PM | 7,730 Views
Built this one with pvc,needs a little dialing in but flew really nice as is.

PVC V-Tail ACRO Quad Maiden Flight (3 min 38 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 21, 2013 @ 02:24 AM | 6,110 Views
Video of the BigSquidRc car demos at the show from my tricopter.

Aerial Footage from Big Squid RC Demo at Ihobby 2013 (3 min 12 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 14, 2013 @ 05:43 PM | 6,605 Views
First flight after flying it in the yard. Would fly quite a bit nicer with flashed esc's and 1.6fw on the kk 2 but flys decent considering the set up. Gonna retire this frame and work on the pvc quad i started on.

V Tail Test Flight At Field With New Tail (4 min 7 sec)