A is for Azusa

After seeing these letter on the side of the foothills all over Southern California, I decided to try to fly close to them via FPV. Here is me second attempt (the first one was B is for Burbank, click here to watch that video). Please excuse the excessive jello and vibes; the CC3D controller isn't perfectly tuned and I'm using very cheap motors that are hard to balance. Other than that, enjoy! Equipment used: 3D printed Mini H frame, the Mini Crow (click here for more info) APC 6 x 4 props Aoxing 2100 kv motors 600mw 5.8 Immersion RC Video TX PZ0420 Clone board cam for FPV video Mobius wide lens for video recording

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Video: Flying the Blade 400

The good'ol Eflite Blade 400, my first electric helicopter, and my second overall, after having an O.S. .32-powered Hawk III, from Century Heli. In this video I am learning to hover and I still have the training skids on. As you can tell, I'm not doing a great job, but no one really does when they're starting out. Here are the specs of the Blade 400 Helicopter:
Type: RTF Collective Pitch Electric 3D Mini Heli Main Rotor Diameter: 28.2 in (718mm) Tail Rotor Diameter: 5.3 in (135mm) Gross Weight: RTF with Li-Po battery, 23.5 oz (665 g) Length: 25.6 in (650mm) Motor Size: 420H brushless outrunner, 3800Kv Kit/ARF/RTF: RTF Control System: Spektrum™ DX6i 2.4GHz DSM2™ computer programmable transmitter (included), Spektrum AR6100e Microlite receiver (installed), DS75 digital Sub-Micro servos (4 installed), 120-degree CCPM Rotor Blade Length: 12.8 in (325mm) Experience Level: Advanced
Overall, I learned a lot flying, crashing, fixing and flying again my Blade 400. It introduced me to CCPM helicopters, computer radios (DX6i) and LiPos. The heli is still available, although you'd probably wanna go with a Blade 450, the upgraded version. A good choice if you want something ready to fly out of the box.

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