Monday, October 14, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Nutball RC Plane Build

 Here is the build log for the foam plane that I built recently. Maiden flight video coming soon.

All of the electronics and foam came in the mail today. I wired up all the electronics and tested them. Everything was in good working order so I went ahead and started cutting the foam. I cut a 17" diameter circle of the 6mm foam to be the main body of the plane. It has no tail or fuselage, just a circle of foam with a dihedral added to the edges.

 Once the electronics were tested and the foam was cut into a circle I added the carbon fiber flats across the bottom of the wing and glued a 1" tall double strip of foam down the center of the underside of the plane. I made the motor mount out of a small block of wood and glued it onto the center of the plane.

 After the main frame was build I installed the electronics, servo linkages and all of the other little details like velcro for the battery pack and more fiber tape on critical points that I thought might need more strength. The last picture is the finished product, all ready to fly minus the battery.

Popwing Onboard Evening Flight

Late evening flight of my 1200MM Popwing from Nitroplanes shot with a Gopro Hero 3 onboard the plane.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Popwing Maiden Gopro Flight

Yesterday I finally put the Gopro on my Popwing. The gopro is mounted on the small space in front of the stock battery location, stuck onto a sanded-flat area with a surf board sticky mount. Halfway through the video the prop falls off. Here is the video:

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Nitroplanes Popwing

Recently I got a new flying wing from Nitroplanes. I got the 1200mm Popwing. I have set it up and been flying it for a few weeks and it has been great- no problems and very durable. At some point I am hoping to put a Gopro on it and get some aerial videos. Until then here are some pictures and the maiden flight video.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Losi Mini Rock Crawler

I recently got a Losi Mini Rock Crawler (1/18). After I got a few initial problems fixed it has been working very well. Here are some pictures and a video:

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Death Valley 2013 Parkzone Radian and Losi 8ight

Onboard and 3rd person view videos from my Losi 8ight and Parkzone Radian from my last trip to Panamint Valley (near Death Valley).


Losi Mini Rock Crawler Video

I recently got a Losi 1/18 mini rock crawler. Here is a short video I shot of the first few runs:

Monday, April 15, 2013

Parkzone Radian Onboard Video at Horseshoe Canyon

Onboard video Shot with a Gopro Hero 3 on my Parkzone Radian, flying around on and off the edge of a small knoll near Horseshoe Canyon and the Green River in Utah.

Parkzone Radian Onboard Video in Panamint Valley

Onboard video Shot with a Gopro Hero 3 on my Parkzone Radian, flying around near the road out to the sand dunes in Panamint Valley.