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Mikey's FPV v3 Scratch Build

fliteadmin

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In this episode of Flite Test, watch as Josh Bixler walks us step by step, through building Mikeys FPV v3. This scratch build is a great FPV platform, and also a great slow flying trainer. Watch to learn how to build your own!


 


Parts we used:


TURNIGY Plush 25amp Speed Controller


Turnigy Park450 Brushless Outrunner 1050kv


LINKAGE&nbsp;<strong>stopper</strong>&nbsp;D2.1MM (10SETS)


GWS EP Propeller (RD-1047 254x119mm) (6pcs/set)


HXT900 9g / 1.6kg / .12sec Micro Servo


Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack


PIN&nbsp;<strong>horns</strong>&nbsp;L22XW19XH.9 (10SETS)




 
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PaulT

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Very clear instructions. Another winner.
And another project!!!!
Can I get a phone number so I can just get my wife to call you directly about the lack of space in the shop?
More efficient use of time as I am busy building!!:eek:
 

Klonas

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#5
Where do you get those metal pushrods?
Nice episode guys. Very clear instructions indeed :). Although the sound quality seemed a bit lower than a usual episode.
Also about that Mario statue in the background. Is it in the FT-gremlin stance? Can't really see, it's blurred :D
 
#7
Great Job, Really enjoyed the video. Really Missed Josh Scott, hope to see him in the next episode.

and WOW, just looked at the plans... What size printer paper did you use, or have it printed on?
 

colorex

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Great Job, Really enjoyed the video. Really Missed Josh Scott, hope to see him in the next episode.

and WOW, just looked at the plans... What size printer paper did you use, or have it printed on?
If I am correct, they had it printed on a fullsize paper, not on split papers. Much better IMO, but you have to go to the print shop to do it.
 

StoneKap

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Great Job, Really enjoyed the video. Really Missed Josh Scott, hope to see him in the next episode.

and WOW, just looked at the plans... What size printer paper did you use, or have it printed on?
We used regular letter size paper and taped it together.
 
#14
We used regular letter size paper and taped it together.
WOW, you all did a great job of that... Putting those plans together like that almost warrants a 60 sec spot on how to do it right. I sure did not see any lines, tape, or anything else that would indicate that it was regular size sheets.
 

colorex

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#15
WOW, you all did a great job of that... Putting those plans together like that almost warrants a 60 sec spot on how to do it right. I sure did not see any lines, tape, or anything else that would indicate that it was regular size sheets.
Me neither, not a sign of tape!
 

fred0000

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#16
that was a great video, but, no intro? decided to remove that? or is it just for the builds, are you guys using a "hot" glue gun, or medium temp, everyone i've talked with localy recomends a meduum melt gluegun so thats what I got and so far it's been perfect, but I don't thik i'd be able to do those long glue lines before it started to cure like bicyclemonkey had questioned.
 

Klonas

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#17
My hot glue gun melts deporon... Does that mean it's too hot? I had another one (which exploded... Im not kidding) and it wasn't as hot, didn't melt depron as much but didn't glue as good...
 

ananas1301

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My hot glue gun melts deporon... Does that mean it's too hot? I had another one (which exploded... Im not kidding) and it wasn't as hot, didn't melt depron as much but didn't glue as good...
I guess that is why it is called Hotglue :)
I glues better if it is hotter :) Obviously not on 99999999°C any more
 

colorex

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My hot glue gun melts deporon... Does that mean it's too hot? I had another one (which exploded... Im not kidding) and it wasn't as hot, didn't melt depron as much but didn't glue as good...
Does the glue melt the foam, or does the tip of the gun do it?
 

BillyG

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#20
Hey guys. I think you are doing a great job and I love watching your show. The only complaint I have is that the episodes are to short.

I am currently working on building this plane based on the changes you guys have made to Will's original plans. I noticed last night the your engine mount and the slot for the prop are about 6 inches further back than those on the plans. I was wondering if you guys could let me know how far from the back edge of the top wing you guys cut your prop slot. That would help me out a lot.

Also a little side note. This is my first rc airplane. I have been flying 450 helis mostly. I use a Dx6i transmitter and was wondering if someone could point me to a place where I might get some help setting this plane up in my transmitter. Or maybe you guys could make an episode about the basics of airplane transmitter configurations for different type planes.

Thanks and keep up the good work!