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Spirit System FBL :: Intro and Firmware Update

This video is the first in a series. I am checking out the Spirit FBL from http://spirit-system.com. This flight controller uses the same rescue (bailout) as the much more expensive Bavarian Demon flight controllers. It has vibration analysis,…



“The Age of The Drone” from Zoot Pictures – Premiers 19 Feb 2015

“The Age of The Drone” from Zoot Pictures – Premiers 19 Feb 2015

The documentary from Zoot Films is releasing on Canadian Broadcast Corporation at 9PM tonight, 19 Feb 2015.

I am unsure how or when it can be viewed outside of Canada.  I will have access to this soon, as Zoot Pictures is sending me a copy of the DVD. Hopefully I can get my hands on it soon, and I will share my opinion.

http://www.strictlydocs.com/cbcdrone/

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/cbc-documentary-the-age-of-the-drone

http://zootpictures.com/?s=inproduction

From Zoot Pictures:

There’s a new revolution happening…



Raptor E700 Maiden

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You only get one maiden for each build. This is mine. It was really just a couple of test hovers. Then I took it back and looked over everything to make sure I didn’t miss anything in the build…It all looked good. The flights are getting better. promise. But just that first hover with a 700 was a pretty…



Futaba T8J Giveaway :: It’s Official! Register to Win!

This video is the official giveaway registration video! To say thanks to all of my subscribers — those who are brand new, and those who have been with me from the start — I am giving away a Futaba T8J Transmitter and Receiver combo.

I have to give a huge thanks to Futaba and Hobbico for providing this prize. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Now…go do what the video says and comment! NOTE: You must open…



Scorpion ESC Governor Calibration

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This video covers the the actual process of calibrating the governor on my Scorpion Commander V Series 12S-14S ESC (Firmware V704).

Not covered in this video is the actual setup prior to calibration (will be covered in another video). Here is the process as described in the manual:

To Program the ESC to optimize the RPM range, please follow the below…



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RCHT Episode 56 – Winter is coming

RC Hangar Time Episode 56 – Winter is coming

With the winter season coming right around the corner, we decided to talk about some winter maintenance, lipo care, build tips, etc. Hope you enjoy the show!

Here are some show notes –

http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2014/10/14/ac-91-57-cancelled-in-error/

More searchrc updates at http://everythingcpo.com/serachrc

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:490515

http://www.businessinsider.in/Chris-Anderson-QA-Drone-Entrepreneur-Talks-About-His-New-Company-GoPros-And-The-Future-Of-Drones/articleshow/44868973.cms

dromida rc quad with camera –

http://www.rcplanet.com/Dromida_Kodo_Electric_Quadcopter_RTF_DIDE0005_p/dide0005.htm

Swarm – http://sardrones.org/

S.W.A.R.M. SAR Drones is a worldwide all volunteer network of over 600 UAV Drone Pilots in 40 U.S. States and 33 countries around…



Futaba CGY750 Initial Setup (How, and in what order, to configure) V1.40

This video covers the initial setup of the Futaba CGY750 flybarless controller system with firmware version 1.40. This will hopefully help you navigate the step actions for a proper setup. While the manual shows you the various menu options, it fails to show you the process – what order to complete tasks. This video bridges that gap.

This video specifically covers configuration in the following menus:

S.Bus Basic
SWASHset Basic
RUD.Gyro Basic



SearchRC : Custom RC Forum Search Engine

Okay.. it’s 10 minutes long. Sorry. If you think you understand, you can stop watching at any time. If you want the quick rundown and want to skip the detailed features, jump to 8:25.

SearchRC can be found at http://everythingcpo.com/searchrc

This is a custom search engine that will allow you to focus your RC related searches to various RC forums – and only the forums…



Win a Futaba T8J and R2008SB RX Combo!

Stay tuned to win a Futaba T8J transmitter and R2008SB receiver!

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CPO Raptor E550 3 Practice Flights Sep 26 2014

This isn’t a show off flight..but rather just me documenting a few flights so I can go back and review my own progression as a pilot. I’ll probably make a video like this from time to time, and YouTube is the easiest place to keep them, even for my own review.

Watch if you want, but don’t expect it to be very exciting. 😉

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CPO Joins the RC Hangar Time Podcast Hosting Team

I’m happy to announce that I have joined the RC Hangar Time podcast hosting team.

My first episode as a host is Episode 54 – Flying Wings.

RCHT is a weekly podcast that covers all aspects of RC flight. It was a great fit for me, and I look forward to many awesome episodes with Mike, Dustin, Wade, and TJ.



08 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Tail Boom and Airframe Completion

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This video marks the completion of the actual airframe part of the of assembly as we add the tail rotor system and tail boom to the frame. The only tough part of this section of the build was getting that tail rotor housing hole lined up with the tail boom hole. You’ll see what I mean when you watch…



07 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Tail Rotor System – Thunder Tiger

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This video covers pages 15 and 16 from the manual, bags G and H. The tail rotor system assembly was pretty straight forward.

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06 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Frame Assembly Part Two

This is part two of the frame assembly part of the build. It’s actually packed with so much more than the frame, so don’t let the title fool you. In this video, I grind new flats on my Scorpion motor shaft, I show one method for thread locking the motor shaft to the pinion support bearing, how to set the pinion location on the motor shaft, how to install the main shaft and main gear…

I…



05 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Frame Assembly Part One

I must have been editing this video in my sleep! Not my best work, but I am going to roll with it. When I was reviewing the final product…I cringed in a few places…but in the end, it doesn’t impact the build instruction and it honestly wasn’t worth re-editing. I have to get going on the next video! : )

This video covers part one of the frame assembly, using Bags C and D and from…



Raptor E700 Test Flight

I’ll be honest. I wasn’t planning on uploading this to YouTube. It was a totally random moment that I put up on Facebook and Google Plus, and never really expected it to go much further than that. However, it’s got quite a bit of attention, and since we discussed it during my RC Hangar Time interview, people are wondering where to find it.

So here it is. Enjoy.



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CPO Raptor E550 23 Sep 14

 

So this is a pretty uneventful video in terms of what you might normally see posted as RC Heli flight vids. I actually struggled with whether or not to even share it. There are a few things going on here.

1. This is pretty much where I am at from a skills perspective. You see I have a long ways to go. The good news is that every time…



04 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Tail Boom Bracket Assembly – Bevel Gears

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In this video, I cover my build of the Tail Boom Bracket Assembly. This is page 8 and Bag B. Although I do steal some parts from the main frame part of the build…which is coming up next.

I watched Nick Maxwell’s video on setting bevel mesh prior to working on this, and it was very helpful for the build….



03 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Building the Head – Thunder Tiger

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This video covers my build the head assembly on the Thunder Tiger Raptor E700 V2 heli. I tried to remember to cover all of the key elements and point out some tips and tricks along the way.

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02 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Unboxing – Thunder Tiger

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This is the unboxing video of our Thunder Tiger Raptor E700 V2. I go over the various parts,bags, and boxes. I also show how the manual is laid out and it’s features.

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