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Box on the Doorstep From GetFPV – Good Times

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
Categories: FPV

This is the way I love to come home from work, to find a box of toys from GetFPV!

What’s inside the box? Lots of new goodies to help me get my FPV quad game going.  Stay tuned.


Large Hexacopter Back in the Air!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Monday, June 17th, 2019
Categories: Build LogEquipmentMultirotor Aircraft
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I’ve been away from building/flying for quite awhile. Many factors were involved in my time away from flying, mostly “life” things like kids, moving, changing jobs and so forth. But I’m back in a space with all that where I can dedicate some time to flying and building again. So the first task is to try and get all of my existing drones working again.

I had to do some wiring maintenance before I was willing to try and fly this large, 960 hexacopter. In storage some of the wiring had come loose. So it took me a couple of days of finding old tools, solder, flux and the rest to make the fix. I finished that work off yesterday and did some final props-off checking. I also had to remember how to work my Taranis X9D remote!

I was nervous and had forgotten that the left aileron didn’t snap into a default position, so the altitude of the craft is always touchy, a.k.a. responsive.

I didn’t fly with the gimbal and expensive camera equipment on it yet, just in case. The flight was successful. I did a smooth landing and one more takeoff, hover and landing. I see that some of the LEDs are burned out and I’ve planned to replace those anyway.

I’m back in the air!


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