The Opterra is one of the best planes Charles has ever flown. Here’s some footage he took late today. In actuality, he waited till almost too dark to take the video. He’s tried to brighten it up the best he could. Enjoy!
The E-flite Opterra is a wonderful flyer if properly balanced. In this video I show the CG settings that I use with mine and offer up a couple of detailed FPV camera and battery configuration settings. If you find this information useful, please be sure to thumbs up it!
In addition to our new carport, we recently had some bushhoggin’ and road leveling work done. These aerial views help you better appreciate the work, especially the bushhoggin which shows up better from the air. This place is looking better day by day!
Watch this in 1080P hi-def!
Charles modified the rudder of his Hobbyking Skipper RC plane so that it would be both good in the water and great on land. This is the first time he has ever flown it off of water. Compared to our normal flying area, this lake is a bit smaller. This is some of the toughest flying he’s done. It takes quite a bit for the plane to come up off of the water and then it wants to go straight up…then you have to power down the motor a lot and keep it out of the trees (and this planes flies pretty fast!). Still a lot of fun though.
From time to time club members ask how to modify the name that appears when they send out group texts to other members within our club using our special GroupMe account. So, I’ve created this short video that demonstrates how to make such changes. Hopefully this will help everyone with the matter.
This weekend was perfect weather for some fall flying. Luckily, we had a couple new visitors fly with us this weekend. Harold Belcher and Brian Sumpter paid our club a visit.
Harold is from Big Stone Gap, VA. Harold, likes building the FliteTest planes and the Experimental Airlines planes. He brought out full sized and scaled down versions of the Experimental Airlines Peace Drone. Harold had even built his large Peace Drone plane with the foldable wing that makes it great for transporting. Good times were had among the group discussing and flying the foamboard constructed models.
Brian is from Greenville TN and is really into FPV. There was lots of discussion on what it took to get into FPV. Brian set up his viewing monitor on a tripod and we got to watch as he used his FatShark goggles to pilot his quadcopter to some amazing heights and distances.
Jack and I invited them to come back and fly with us and encouraged them to join our club.
This is some GoPro footage Brian captured while doing FPV from his TekSumo wing during the visit. Brian has several other videos on YouTube which can be seen at the following link: Brian Sumpter videos on YouTube