After the week when i destroyed most of my working FPV-gear (mostly due to incompetence)
i kinda lost the spark for a while. But now it´s returning, and hopefully the weather is
getting a little better as well.
I have placed some orders at surveilzone.com and hobbyking.com to replace the broken parts.
1.2ghz 100mw VTx
So now i´m waiting patiently for the packages to arrive so i can get at least one plane
in the air.
Ok, so i was almost done with the FPV conversion of my Viggen, and was really looking forward to the re-maiden.
The last thing to do was to put the camera on it and test the video. When i connected the 4s battery i heard a small *poff*. I imediately dissconnected it. Then it hit me, the OSD was only good for up to 3s. Damn! BUT the OSD wasn´t the only thing that was damaged. At the same time the video out function on my 808-camera was damaged.
Ok, took my spare OSD and 808-camera and tested it. Seemed to be working good. Out to the field for a test flight. When i tested the plane i noticed the thrust wasn´t nearly as good as i had thought. Threw the plane in the air anyway (i really have to start grounding my planes when they´re not 100% functional). The plane was lacking power and i had a hard time keeping it in the air. I started to get nervous and was trying to get back to the landing spot fast when a tree was in the way. I touched a branch which cut a big hole in the main wing, but luckily i managed to land the plane safely.
After repairing the wing, i decided to take off the cloverleaf antenna to see if it was the antenna that was causing the plane to feel low on power. This was shitty idea number 4. I took of the antenna without powering of the video transmitter, which caused the VTx to burn.
So after this week, i have a Viggen with a hole in the wing who will not fly because it´s lacking power for some reason. I have a camera which can no longer be used for FPV, a defective OSD and no working VTx…
I´m really glad this week is coming to an end :/
Bad Viggen flight – faulty ESC – RCcaptain.com from RCcaptain on Vimeo.
Happy new year!
I´m almost done with the FPV conversion of my Viggen EDF and i´m really looking forward to flying this machine FPV.
On RCGroups there´s a discussion started by me where i´m showing the plane and talking about it. If you want to check it out, the link is here below.
RCGroups discussion on my Viggen EDF
A couple of days ago, i found an article on Flitetest which interested me. The article was about how to add stabilization and auto leveling to your plane with the help of an KK2-board (typically used for multicopters).
Scince i had a couple of KK2s laying around, and scince it pretty much always is windy where i live, i decided to try it out.
I was actually amazed by the result, when flying with the stabilization-mode the plane (my AXN Floater-jet) performed beautifully and was very easy to control. When i tried the auto level-mode, i had problems with the plane “oscilating”, so for now i´ll just stick to the stabilization-mode.
If you want to check it out, the article is here: Add inexpensive auto leveling to your plane
A couple of days ago i maidened my Viggen. Awesome plane!!!
Here´s the video from the maiden.
Viggen maiden – RCCaptain.com from RCCaptain on Vimeo.
It´s time to move my blog to the next step. RcCaptain.com is now the new home for my blog, and i hope you´ll check in from time to time.
Some of the material (pictures, videos etc.) will be moved here in time.