F I N K B U I L T

Today’s Ebay Item

missle tracker

Scale model cockpit FPV

fpv
cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Quadcopter FPV

Quadcopter FPV
Amazing remote first person view piloting.

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

Helmets

retro vintage motorcycle helmets Pictures of boxes full of sweet vintage motorcycle helmets

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!




Successful FPV Quadcopter Flight!

My first attempt at flying my quadcopter in FPV (First Person View) mode ended in disaster when I flew into the nozzle of a doppler radar tower, and the ship was completely destroyed. I rebuilt the quad on a new frame, with some upgraded electronics and made another couple of attempts at camera/goggles drone piloting. I’m no Juz70, but I did manage to land it more or less in one piece!

At the very end of the video, just after you hear the battery alarm come on (the first set of beeps), my navigation video went black for some reason and I could no longer see. Knowing that I was pretty close to the ground, I decided to force the flight controller into failsafe mode (the second set of beeps), and let it auto-land. That’s when you see it change direction and run with the wind, which is why it topples over at the end. So, I learned that the radio failsafe works, and the Naza auto-landing under failsafe works, and it probably would have auto-landed perfectly had there not been such a breeze.

Whoo-Hoooo!

FPV quadcopter

FPV quadcopter

3 Responses to “Successful FPV Quadcopter Flight!”


  1. Garth T Says:

    Freaking awesome!

  2. Oldmicah Says:

    Big time congrats! Really appreciate this and the earlier posts on assembling it as well as Doppler radar lesson you shared.

    How high up was this flight?

  3. Steve Says:

    Old:

    Thanks!

    I’m not really sure how high I went. Maybe 100 ft or so?