3/30/15

RC Triggered Quadcopter LEDs

For the last few months, I've had my LED strips hard-wired to the power distribution board of my LSU Quadcopter. This results in the lights being always on, even in the middle of the day. With a little help from a friend who has formal training in electronics, I was able to rig up a Turnigy 1 channel switch to a spare channel on my receiver (A FrSky X8R), so I can trigger it off my transmitter. Neat stuff.

3/25/15

Do a Barrel Roll! - Flip and Roll practice

The weather is absolutely beautiful lately. Cool enough to be comfortable outside, but not so chilly that you'd need a jacket. Perfect flying weather, for the most part. I recently figured out how to do flips, and took advantage of the nice weather to practice.

3/23/15

First Flip (LSU Parade Ground)

 After months and months of watching Charpu videos, I finally bit the bullet and started prepping my FPV250 for flips and aerobatics. I'm surprised at how successful I was flipping via FPV - And how unsuccessful I was flipping LOS.
Give it a watch!
Here's a GIF preview, if you're short on time.

3/19/15

LSU Bell Tower Run - Night Flight

Flying over wide open spaces is a great stress reliever. I did a bunch of figure eights and swoops over the Parade Ground, but the video wasn't the best. So I cut out this highlight, just for y'all!
Enjoy!

3/12/15

My Friend's Foamie Fliers - FPV250 filming small fixed wing RC planes

Last weekend I went out with some friends to fly RC. Before this point, my experience with RC planes has been very limited. At the end of the day I was quite impressed with how fast and maneuverable they were. I think I'll stay a rotorhead, but now I appreciate the merits of traditional RC planes.
I'm sure I'll be flying with them more often. Hell, I might even try to build another plane.

3/11/15

Death Star Trench Run - FPV250 Naze32 testing

It was a dark and stormy day in Louisiana. I have just gotten a new tip for my soldering iron, and was able to solder together all the pins on my Naze32. After finally wiring everything up, and tuning it a little, everything was ready to fly... Except it was one giant puddle outside. Luckily, the LSU campus has quite a few (mostly) dry, large enclosed areas. This particular video is a bit of an early peek at all the footage from today. I felt that the Battle of Yavin theme was especially appropriate for these fast and narrow runs through the animal pens.
Forgive the massive wobbles, I'm still trying to tune the Naze board. Obviously I still have some work to do!
If you liked this video, more and similar footage will be available later this week, as I have time to edit it. Thanks for watching!