Caliber FPV Wing – Review Part 1 – Unboxing and Assembly

Introducing the Caliber FPV Wing from Snipe Air Industries. In this video I introduce the project, unbox the package and show you the finished product after it was put together. It measures 37.5 inches (95.25 cm) in wingspan and the kit includes all the nessary hardware, including a plastic center section to hold the fpv equipment, cameras and battery, winglets, stickers, laminate, pushrods and balsa elevons. It also comes with an antivibration mount for a Mobius camera. (more…)

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The Ghoul Part 2: Assembly – Building a better Phantom

Here’s part 2 of the Build a Better Phantom Series: a quad with T-Motors, SimonK ESCs and an APM Mini flight controller in a Phantom shell: The Ghoul. Please visit the first part of the series to get a list of components by clicking here. Here are links to additional guides and documents needed to complete this build.

Official APM documentation

Un-official guide: Mini APM from Witespy

Light module pinout and info

In part 3, I’ll show you footage captured on the Ghoul during the maiden flight and a lazy adventure around my local park (as soon as I figure out how to process video shot at 120fps). Stay tuned!

 

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The Ghoul: Building a Better DJI Phantom – Part 1

Introducing the Ghoul: a quad built with a DJI Phantom Shell, but with better components and more capabilities. I came across a DJI Phantom Shell while navigating ReadyToFlyQuads.com and decided to build a quad using that shell and powering it with a Mini APM and overall better components. This is what is needed:

In part 2 I will show you step by step how I put it together: stay tuned!

 

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Custom Designed 3D Printed Y6 Multirotor

Introducing my custom designed and 3D printed Y6 multirotor. After many hours of designing, printing, troubleshooting and test flying, I am finally showcasing my latest multirotor with the world. The frame base, motor holders, landing gear and 3-axis gimbal were printed 3D printed in ABS. The booms are carbon fiber tubes that are 330 mm long and 16 mm in diameter. Here are some additional specs:

It features a 3 axis gimbal that uses the following:

Stay tuned for flight footage of the Y6 flying and gimbal stablilized footage from the GoPro / gimbal.

Additional Pictures:

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Durafly Das Ugly Stik Maiden Flight – Review Part 2

Here’s the second part of the review of the Durafly Das Ugly Stik, maiden flight.

Overall, I think Hobbyking hit it out of the park with this one: it came very well packaged, putting it together was a breeze and the maiden flight was uneventful. The plane flew like it was on rails with the recommended battery, the “standard” 2,200 3S lipo. I installed a DR4-II receiver and paired it up with my FrSky Taranis. I decided to run full rates, but I added 50% expo to the ailerons and elevator, which is my personal preference.

The main feature or gimmick of this model is the mockup engine up front. Yes, it seems like this foamy has a glow engine, but upon further inspection you realize that the engine is just a dummy and that there is a brushless motor behind the firewall. I really didn’t pay attention to anouncement videos and I thought that the engine was made out of foam, but it is pretty hefty. Not sure if its the wisest to carry all that dead weight upfront, but it sure looks cool!

Get yours here: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=54646&aff=177452

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Durafly Das Ugly Stik Unboxing & Assembly – Review Part 1

Here’s the first part of my video review of the Durafly Das Ugly Stik, unboxing and assembly.

Overall, I think Hobbyking hit it out of the park with this one: it came very well packaged, putting it together was a breeze and the maiden flight was uneventful. The plane flew like it was on rails with the recommended battery, the “standard” 2,200 3S lipo. I installed a DR4-II receiver and paired it up with my FrSky Taranis. I decided to run full rates, but I added 50% expo to the ailerons and elevator, which is my personal preference.

The main feature or gimmick of this model is the mockup engine up front. Yes, it seems like this foamy has a glow engine, but upon further inspection you realize that the engine is just a dummy and that there is a brushless motor behind the firewall. I really didn’t pay attention to anouncement videos and I thought that the engine was made out of foam, but it is pretty hefty. Not sure if its the wisest to carry all that dead weight upfront, but it sure looks cool!

Get yours here: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=54646&aff=177452

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