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TechOne PopWing

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I thought these looked like fun and picked one up for some LOS fun while I’m waiting on my big batteries to charge.  I ended up liking the way it flew and have parts ordered to build another one for FPV, but that’s another story.  Here’s a couple pics and the configuration I have for my LOS version:

 

  • TechOne PopWing
  • 2x HXT 900’s
  • 30A Proton ESC
  • ExceedRC Rocket 2210-1650kv
  • APC 7x6E
  • Gens Ace 2200 mAh 3S 25C battery
  • Hitec Optima 7 rx

The motor makes 245W @20A with the 7x6E prop on a freshly charged battery.

Deep Reaper XL FPV Maiden

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Got a chance to fly the Deep Reaper XL with FPV gear for the first time this weekend.  Went pretty well considering the wind. -Pat

 

Deep Reaper XL Nearly Done!

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I had a chance to fly it, but that didn’t go so well.  Check the hanger to read full setup and specs.  I ran her up on a watt meter tonight and she’s pulling 49 Amps making 575 Watts of power!

 

See it in the Hangar

DTSOT: She Flies!!!

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OSD Current/Voltage Sensor Calibration Jig

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This is a fairly simple Jig to make that will simplify things when you go to calibrate your OSD’s current and calibration readings.  All it consists of is a piece of G10 fiberglass with 3 holes drilled in it, some 4mm banana jacks, some wire, and two connectors.

Since almost all multi-meters use 4mm plugs, you can either make your own jumpers or use standard jumpers.

The meter is placed in series with the high side (red wires) for current sensor calibration, and in parallel for voltage calibration.  A jumper is used to bridge the gap in the red wires while calibrating voltage.

Click here to read my friend Keith’s instructions on calibrating a Skylark Tiny II current/voltage sensor.

DTSOT – (Dollar Tree Spec Ops Transport) Foamboard Cargo Plane :)

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After seeing Ed’s videos (ExperimentalAirlines) on youtube, I’ve been wanting to make something similar to his cargo planes using his technique of using only dollar tree foam presentation boards and packing tape to make the plane.  This is my version of it so far.

FLY LOW = FUN

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I was out beta testing some new RangeLink firmware and decided to have a little fun while burning off the rest of the battery pack.  This is the video from that session…..enjoy.   -Pat

 

FPV Slow Stick

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Here’s a plane I built after seeing my friend Keith’s videos flying one of these.  It just looked like a lot of fun!  After flying this one many times, I can tell you that it’s a blast!  You’re limited to flying in light winds, but with the addition of ailerons and plenty of power on tap it can handle steady winds of 15mph.  Just don’t let it get too far downwind or you may get into trouble trying to bring it back.

 

 

Hit the jump to read more.

 

My Bixler

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This is the plane that most of my videos are shot with at the moment.  I really like this airframe for FPV.  While the foam may not be as nice as Multiplex foam, the benefits of the Bixler (aka Sky Surfer V1) are many.  It has ailerons from the factory and more importantly…has much more room inside for FPV gear.

Hit the jump to find more about this plane.

First flight to the clouds!

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I’ve been wanting to get up to the clouds for quite a while now, I was finally able to reach my goal.

 

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