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Jan 17, 2012, 12:47 AM
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Build Log

My FPV Aircraft Projects

Been into flying, building, and maintaining for a little over two years now
I have cctv & computer experience & worked in the tech field for almost 25 years.
and have been a technician for computers since the early 80's
RC is my way of changing pace and something I enjoy a lot

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My Hangar Log

90" Wingspan Great Planes Piper Cub Running a Magnum .61 Glow
60" Wingspan Cosmo Hurricane 40L runing Merco .46 Glow
57" Wingspan Balsa U.S.A. Swizzle Stick
55.2" Wingspan Airfieild Trainer 400 (FMS Cessna 400) Stock Ele Setup
54" Wingspan Multiplex Easystar I
42" Wingspan Hobbyzone Aerobird Challenger
26" Wingspan Tom Mansell's 26" Stitts Skybaby
20.5" Span Hoverthings HT-FPV Quad Copter HT-FPV Naze32 Swap to KK2.0 and Swap To Naza M+GPS
Walkera Dragonfly #32
21.3" Span HJ-450 Alien Quadcopter
18" Wingspan Litehawk Zoom
17" Hoverthings Carbon Fiber HT-450
12" ArmattanMinis Quad - Tri Frame
Axial AX-10 Rock Crawler


Bitcoin - Bitmain Antminer S5 & Server Power Supply Breakout
ESP8266-01 - 2 Relay Controller Project
3D Printed Inspire v1.5 Build
DIY Solar & Generator Rebuild Projects
Swizzle Stick Electric Conversion
Ebike 5th Battery Modification & 12v/5v Regulator
DIY - SMD Toaster Reflow Oven
Openlog PDB (for blackbox flight recorder) Quad - Tri Frame Build
DJI 2.4ghz Ground Station Teardown
My MIX G1 3D Printer
Taranis 3 Watt Audio Amp Upgrade
MinNaza OSDv3 - Build & Testing
Carbon Fiber HT-450 Build
Mirroring Naza Led To 4 arms using Neopixel Code
Mini Diversity v2.0 Deluxe - Beyond The $1.29
IMAX B6 Opensource Firmware
Manual Switch Bank for 3S Balance Tap
OpenLrsNG Satellite TX Box & OpenLRS Mini RX
Programming IC's & Arduino Hacks
Storm32 BGC 3 Axis Gimbal Controller Testing
BaoFeng HT Radios For Openlrsng Beacon
Hubsan X4 H107L Quadcopter
Inexpensive Quad Retracts
DIY Naza GPS Using MinimOSD & Arduino Nano v3
KK2.0 - HJ-450 Alien Quadcopter - Build
Utility Trailer Restoration & Plow Truck Build
APM 2X LED / Buzzer Module
Micro Brushless Gimbal - Arduino Pro Mini 328p Add-on PCB
Scratch Built 35" (890mm) Universal QuadCopter
GoPro Antivibe Wire Mount
PNP 1.2Ghz Video Transmitter Conversion
CC3D Build
Cheapest 1.2ghz FPV Setup
Arduflyer APM 2.5
E-OSD Conversion To an CL-OSD
Usefull Links For Builders
Flightstick To Radio Using arduino UNO For FPV Flight
Ardupilot Legacy Build
Skybaby Kit Page 1 Page 2 Page 3
70mm EDF Project
DX6i Backlight Custom Mod
My Camera Pan / Tilt mount
1.2ghz @1500mw or 1.5w VTX & TRX setup
Waiting & Arrival List

Frsky Taranis OrangeRX Spektrum TX Module
OrangeRX 100mw 433mhz OpenLRS (openlrsng) 9x Module
DIY Multiprotocol TX Module (4in1)
Traxxas TQ 2ch surface radio w/3 Channel RX

Spektrum AR500
Spektrum AR6110
Lemmon RX Sat
Lemmon RX (PPM/Uart)
FrSky X8R Telemetry Receiver 8/16ch
FrSky X4R-SB - 3/16 Channel Receiver with Sbus
FrSky Smart Port 40A Current sensor
FrSky Smart Port FLVSS Lipo Voltage Sensor
FrSky Smart Port GPS Sensor v2
FrSky Battery Voltage Sensor (FBVS-01)
FrSky SP-RPM - Smart Port RPM and Dual Temperature Sensor
Orange RX 433mhz OpenLRS (openlrsng) 12ch RX
Orange RX W/Sat
Orange RX W/Sat
Lemon Rx DSMX Compatible PPM 8-Channel Receiver
Lemon Rx DSMX Compatible Satellite with Failsafe

62" Wingspan Hangar 9 Solo Sport Trainer (bands broke mid flight, never found the wing!)
57" Wingspan Plastic Cardboard Delta Wing
31.75" Wingspan Hobbyzone Mini Super Cub
27.1" Wingspan Hobbyking F117 EDF Jet
HobbyZone Mini Super Cub (Scrapped for parts)
Blucub By Gene Bond (Never found a powerplant)
25.5" Wingspan F86 Sabre EDF

Sold Off/ Traded
JR Venture CP 30 Helicopter & Tuning/Adjustment Post
24.5" Span X525 V3 Quadcopter (KK2.0)
35" Span (890mm) Scratch Built APM2.5 Quadcopter
26" Span HJ-H4 Reptile Foldable Frame + Orange RX

My Offsite Pages

My Video Channels

irun4funfpv (Older Project Website - free hosting server issues)

Wordpress Blog (new in progress)

My Online Store - Various Products
Tindie Online Store - For Projects I Sell

My Various Websites (Canadian discussion forum coming soon) (lost model tracking & reporting)

My page
My Ebay Profile
My Ebay Ratings Page
My Facebook Page I Don't Use This = evil website!
My Fubar Page
My Instagram

Project donations always welcome
[email protected]
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Mar 11, 2012, 04:36 PM
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Helmet Ground Station - Codename: FPVH1

have been given a plan(idea) for a welding helmet to mount 7" lcd, receiver, ant, and battery pack ..keeping all ground unit together as one peice

might need vents and small dc fan for keeping heat down inside

found several helmets that might work

ebay around $35.00 on average cost

Might try a prototype soon,

If Someone else tries this pm a link to me ill add it here too
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Mar 12, 2012, 07:12 PM
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First Flight Of 2012

Today I got impatent and gathered my things together
went out back found a nice spot in the field to take off from
after working out the cobwebs with the controls,
i throttled up and drove forward she lifted off without a glitch
then suddenly started to bank to the left,
of course being excited i just trew the stick to the right (not gentle or a little)
and forced it into a fast spin..about 4 to be exact while it was still banking left
it did a nose dive spinning into the ground from about 30 feet up
broke the prop in two places rotated the carb needle adjustment back pinching the fuel line between it and the engine, broke both nylon wing screws saving the fuse and wing as designed for woot ,although it broke off one wing mount that was glued on poorly anyway and just let go, the alieron servo came loose on one side that i will re-glue

once i pick up more nylon screws ill have a go again
after i re-assess my CG point
And wait until my fpv is complete so i can record it and post to my channel

damn why didnt i record it time!
Mar 14, 2012, 02:07 PM
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Planes better than new again,
now its just the wind thats needs to be fixed lol

it's been so windy here, so far 1 day out of the month it was not lifting tin off of the old barn roof

Hopefully it clears soon
Mar 15, 2012, 09:18 PM
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80's Flightbox

just thought i would post my flight box pics
just to give someone something to browse
it's kinda neat being able to see someones collection

most of this stuff is from the early 80's

thinking of doing a revamp on the box ...some more up to date decor
flat black or a metalic flake perhaps to mach one of my planes

incase your wondering my plane holders remove using wing nuts and they adjust the width ...are only put on when needed
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Mar 19, 2012, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by
The helmet idea is pretty kool. I'd really like to see that done.

yeah lots of room to have battery pack, receiver and antenna placed on it or inside

still waiting on some parts ill post pics when i get a prototype up and running
Mar 20, 2012, 05:32 PM
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My Youtube RC Channel

Formerly for tattoos lol

This RC stuff gets the best of us (or worse)

A couple videos added still lots more to come over the summer
hopefully not too many crashes

thats if i remember to film them, always seem to miss them
Mar 22, 2012, 09:38 PM
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The AfterMath Of The Crash

Had a nice crash yesterday thought i would share

was impatient to fly yesterday
although the grass would keep catching the gear and stall it from rolling forward
so i decided to full throttle it and throw it as high as i could then grab the radio and recover to the flightpath i wanted yeah right had i the foresight to put the strap on the radio maybe, but no i had to lay it on the ground, needless to say about 30 feet away theres a small pumphouse , sorta a doghoused covering the well casing.. well my plane dove before i could dive myself for the transmitter and pull back on the stick , it barely missed it too, not before the front wheel cought the roof and drove back plucking everything from the throttle servo right out the front , what a mess

i spent a few moments thinking, laughing and pondering why again i didnt film it
next time maybe , i really need to learn the correct way of determining the correct CG point for each my planes

anyway spent a few hours putting the puzzle back together so far its good to go once again & if it had'nt rained today i would probably be glueing it again right now

on a good note i was able to make finer adjustments on my servo rods

Aftermath Of The Crash (0 min 14 sec)
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Mar 23, 2012, 02:04 AM
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i left out i still have to repair the canopy there were a few cracks and a piece broke off i just havent fixed it yet... it's my convertable now , kinda looks like a camera mount area like the skywalker lol

Canopy is almost ready to be re-attached

Its all on now looks ok had to brace some sections of small zip tie across the cracks ect
worked good

Found something out today i didnt know
i was testing my cg wrong
because my planes are low wing i should test them upside down
go figure!
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Mar 24, 2012, 02:26 AM
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Vee Hull Boat Project Before I lost interest in boats

Formed Plastic vee hull
-Installed rear support
-Made & installed engine mount
-hole for rudder control rod (not mounted or drilled)
-corrogated plastick floor with servo and switch location for esc
install prop shaft and prop /engine adapter
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Mar 26, 2012, 02:21 AM
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List Of Parts Ect

Arrival & Waiting List - Supplies & Parts

- Added 1 x DS18B20 Temperature Sensor Module Temperature Measurement Module For Arduino
- Added 1 x 5A MPPT Solar Panel Controller Voltage Step-down Module Constant Current
- Added 2 x DC 5V to 3.3V Step-Down Power Supply Module AMS1117-3.3 LDO 800MA
- Added 1 x AC-DC 110/220VAC to 5V 600mA 3W Buck Power Converter UL CE EMC Mini Size
- Added 1 x Waterproof 12V/24V Accessory Power Socket Car Motorcycle Cigarette Lighter Plug
- Added 1 x ESP8266 Serial WIFI Wireless Transceiver Module Send Receive LWIP AP+STA arduino
- Added 1 x MQ-7 MQ7 CO Carbon Monoxide Coal Gas Sensor Module Compatible Good Quality
- Added 1 x TP4056 Mini USB 5V Lithium Battery 18650 Charging Board Charger Module
- Added 1 x Universal Battery Charger for 18650/14500/16340/AA Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- Added 20 x 4 Different Size Double-Side Prototype PCB Panel Universal Circuit Board
- Added 1 x Dual USB Port Electric Wall Charger Dock Station Socket Power Outlet Panel Plate
- Added 10 x 2x4 Pin 8P 2.54mm Double Row Female Straight Pitch Socket Pin
- Added 1 x NAGOYA UT106 Car Mobile Dual Flexible Antenna for BAOFENG UV5R UV5RA 144/430Mhz
- Added 1 x 30A 12V/24V Streetlight Solar Panel Charge Controller PV System Light&Timer TRC
- Added 1 x 100w mono solar panel
- Added 2 x aluminum frame kits for 39.5"x39.5" solar panel for 6:"x6" cells
- Added 2 x QSil 216 - 1 Pound Kit for Solar Cell Encapsulating
- Added 1 x male/female MC4 T connector set
- Added 4 x Plastic Battery Clip Holder Case Black for 1x18650 with 15cm Wire Leads
- Added 1 x 10g HC-9101 Thermal Conductive Adhesive Glue Tube Heatsink Plaster Silicone New
- Added 1 x 4xAAA Battery Clip Holder Case Box
- Added 2 x 5V 0.8W 160mA Mini Solar Panel Module DIY for Cell Charger
- Added 1 x 20mm Cam Lock Keyed Alike For Mailbox Enclosure Cabinets Desks Drawers Cupboard
- Added 2 x 3D Printer Nozzle Cleaning Tool 0.2/0.3/0.4/0.5mm Drill Bit for Extruder RepRap
- Awaiting 1 x Charger Tester DC 2.8-26V Voltmeter 0.1-10A Ammeter Battery Resistence Gauge
- Added 1 x AC-DC Isolated Power Supply Module Smart Home Switch 110/220V To 5V Power Module
- Added 2 x HRD Series Converter DC 12v 24v 36v step down to 5v 3A
- Added 10 x 0.3mm Drill Bits for 3D Printer Nozzle Cleaning Makerbot Mendel Reprap
- Added 1 x Rotary Terminal Disconnect Kill Cut Off Power Switch 300 AMPS
- Added 1 x Gold Plated Fuse Holder and ANL Fuse 200 AMP for 0 Gauge Cable
- Added 2 x PS3 KES-400A Blu-Ray Laser Lens KEM400A KEM-400AAA with deck
- Added 1 x Slim Solid State Drive GBNG mSATA to 2.5" SATA SSD Enclosure Adapter Case
- Added 1 x Pair of Solar Panel PV Cable Wire Male & Female MC4 Connectors Red & Black 3.5FT
- Added 1 x PV Solar Junction Box for Low power PV module 80-110W solar panel 4mm˛ 3rails
- Added 1 x Dual USB OTG Host Hub Cable Adapter Fr Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 P3110
- Added 5 x MC4 30A Solar Panel Connector Pairs Male Female Set PV Cable Wire G1CG
- Added 1 x iPad 2 2nd Gen Lcd Touch Screen Digitizer Adgesive Sticker
- Added 1 x iPad 4 4th Gen Black A1458 A1459 A1460 Touch Screen Digitizer + Adhesive
- Added 1 x iPad mini A1432 A1454 A1455 Touch Screen Glass Panel Digitizer + Screen Protector
- Added 2 x Stackable Shield Header Set Kit 6 8 Pin Tall For Arduino Shield
- Added 1 X SCX10-06 Gold Front Chassis Linkage Y-Link RC AXIAL For 1/10 Axial AX-10 CRAWLER
- Added 1 X SCX10-09 Gold Steering Linkage Tie Rod RC AXIAL For 1/10 Axial AX-10 CRAWLER
- Added 1 X RC AX80017-2 Gold Alum Steering Servo Linkage For Axial AX-10 CRAWLER
- Added 1 X UL Listed GENERATOR TT-30R(RV Receptacle) 2P3W,30A125V,Flush Mounting Receptacle
- Added 1 X Automatic Wire Stripper Crimper Pliers Cutter Stripping Tool 0.2-6mm Hot
- Added 2 X MC4 Adapter Male Female Y Branch T Branch Connectors For Solar Panels Black
- Added 1 x HDMI Female to Mini Micro HDMI Male V1.4 90 Degree 2 in 1 Convertor Adapter
- Added 10 x AG4 377A 377 LR626 SR626SW SR66 LR66 376 Alkaline Watch Battery
- Added 1 x 16pcs/Set Multifunction Digital Multimeter Probe Test Lead Cable Alligator Clip
- Added 1 x MS8233E LCD Digital Meter Multimeter, Temp AC DC Ammeter Voltage Multitester Tester
- Added 1 x Pair 1M Banana Plug To Test Hook Clips Probe Leads for Digital Multimeter
- Awaiting 10 x 10mm Adhesive Aluminum Heatsink For RAM Memory IC Chips Cooling 10x10x10mm
- Awaiting 2 x 12V 3-Pin/4-Pin 120mm PWM Cooling Fan w/ LED Light
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Apr 06, 2012, 04:05 AM
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5 minute Underpowered Wing lmao

hahaha this was just fun to build
im going to upgrade the powerplant soon just to see if it flys

just wipped it together for fun not thinking the motor wouldnt move it lol
who was i kidding ,it might move in circles if i suspend it from the cieling lmao


by the way i dunno whats top or bottom,,,,yet!
Apr 12, 2012, 02:35 AM
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New Addition To The Fleet

Bought A Used Flyzone Cessna 182 Skylane Today
35" Wingspan Needed a lil TLC cosmetic wise but solid worker
its listed as discontinued but the parts are cheap for replacement
it needs a new cowl & spinner but ive patched it up ok for now
the back elevator seems to need a lil work both sides move uneven
might order a new back tail section there 6 or 8 bucks on ebay

came with Du-Bro Snow Ski's, an extra new wing and used tail pieces
a second 380 motor, 3 battery packs, wall charger, cig charger and a field charger.
I had an old Graupner Speed 400 so i swapped out the 380 for it...big difference!!

Flyzone Cessna 182 Skylane Test 1 (0 min 21 sec)

Flyzone Cessna 182 Skylane Test 2 (0 min 14 sec)
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Apr 16, 2012, 05:31 AM
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added irun4funfpv (project website in testing)

needs a lot of work when i have time

Started a storefront
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Apr 18, 2012, 08:35 PM
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FPV Mounts

New FPV Mounts Arrived Today!

Better than expected ,gave me ideas for the next design
i had trouble doing the linkage from the parts i had on hand
but they work good, need better servos with more rotation
or its just my radio was a quick as i didnt change settings

FPV Pan / Tilt Mount Cockpit (0 min 34 sec)

tested it on my ezstar and the head tracker was way to jumpy kept going sideways then all a sudden would recenter by the time it did a third time I was in a tree
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