Category: FPV (First Person Video)

  • Warbler UAV – Scratch-built FPV Platform

    Warbler UAV – Scratch-built FPV Platform

    They say imitation is the sincerest for of flattery, and in this case, the creators of the Talon UAV should be extremely flattered. Introducing my latest FPV platform, the Warbler UAV. Needless to say, it was heavily inspired by the Talon UAV. After some sketching and planning, I decided my try building a similar plane, […]

  • B is for Burbank – FPV Flight

    B is for Burbank – FPV Flight

    One of my FPV goals was to fly around and take video of the big letter B in the foothills of Burbank and today I’ve met that goal! My flight times are about 12-15 minutes on 2 x 2,200 3S lipos, on my scratch-built J-Twin airplane (for more information about it click here). I’m using […]

  • J-Twin: Scratch-built FPV Platform

    J-Twin: Scratch-built FPV Platform

    Introducing the J-Twin, a twin-motor airplane I designed and built specifically for FPV. I took it for its maiden flight today and I behaved amazingly well, just a click or two of aileron trim and it was all set. The center of gravity is approximately at 1/3 of the wing chord and it didn’t present […]

  • FPV in Las Vegas

    FPV in Las Vegas

    Took a weekend trip to Las Vegas and took my ov3rquad with me. Check out the FPV flight around Vegas.

  • Ov3rquad – Top of the Mountain

    Ov3rquad – Top of the Mountain

    High in the mountains of the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, I present my lastest FPV adventure. Filmed on a GoPro Hero 2 at 720p 120 fps on the always amazing Ov3rquad open-source quadrotor frame. I found a heliport at the top of the mountain with 3 helipads and I thought it would be […]

  • Ov3rquad at the Park

    Ov3rquad at the Park

    Check out my latest video from my latest multi-rotor platform, the Ov3rquad. The Ov3rquad is an open source spiderquad frame design, which I got custom cnc-cut out of lexan. It uses standard DJI 450/550 arms, 1000 kv motors, SimonK flashed 30-amp ESC and it is all controlled with an APM 2.5, which gives me gps […]

  • WEC Mark 2 – Test Flight

    WEC Mark 2 – Test Flight

    This is the second version of the WEC (Wooden Ecilop Clone). I improved the landing gear and streamlined the wiring by using a Quattro 20AMP ESC. The flight controller is an APM 2.5. I am using a 4-channel Frsky receiver in PPM mode soldered directly onto the APM to eliminate a lot of wiring. I […]

  • Gyro Stabilized Camera Gimbal – Ecilop Wooden Clone

    Gyro Stabilized Camera Gimbal – Ecilop Wooden Clone

    This is my attempt at a building an Ecilop, a gyro stabilized camera gimbal quadcopter. Construction is all poplar, CA and epoxy. This is the frame without any a flight controller, motors or ESC. I’ll be using the trusted ArduCopter 2.5. The original inspiration came from Aleksey Zaitsevsky’s design, the Ecilop Easy, pictured below. Also, […]

  • On-board video – Kondor FPV

    On-board video – Kondor FPV

    Check out the on-board video I took on the Kondor FPV. It is really stable, but I have to adjust the thrust angle of the engine to avoid down-pitching when throttling.

  • Maiden Flight – Kondor FPV

    Maiden Flight – Kondor FPV

    This isn’t the real maiden flight…on the first flight I had waaaaaaaaay too much throw on all surfaces, and the camera upfront wasn’t secured so it fell right after take off making it tail-heavy. I managed to land it, I secured the camera and dialed down my rates. After that the plane flew very stable. […]