Wooden Dowel Quadcopter Drone

I realised one evening that I had enough spare/unused electronics for another entire quad build, but no frame. So the following morning I went to the hardware store & bought a piece of 12mm square hardwood dowel & to make myself a frame the ‘old fashioned’ way.

Continue reading Wooden Dowel Quadcopter Drone

Eachine EX110 brushed micro quad

With winter fast approaching here in Scotland & indoor flying now representing a more realistic way to enjoy the RC hobby, I figured it was time to try one of the many F3-based brushed micro quads that Eachine have recently been releasing via Banggood.

Continue reading Eachine EX110 brushed micro quad

November FPV Videos

Winter is fast approaching here in Scotland, limiting FPV opportunities, but we had a break from the rain today so I took full advantage & flew 2 locations in St Andrews that I haven’t tried before. Whether it was because of the new DAL T5045 V2 props I was using, or because of removing the ratchet on my Taranis throttle last night, or something completely unrelated, all 9 packs that I flew went swimmingly!

RCExplorer Tricopter v4 build

After building several miniquads I wanted something a little ‘different’ to work on, so I ordered the v4 tricopter from RCExplorer – that’s David WindestÃ¥l’s site, you might recognise him if you watch Flite Test or Rotor Riot. I figured I’d share some pictures from the build, along with my thoughts. Overall I have to say that I love the ‘copter & it’s a joy to fly, but it was definitely the trickiest build I’ve done to date (despite being the largest overall!) & it left me quite frustrated in several places.

Continue reading RCExplorer Tricopter v4 build

St Andrews Freshers Week 2015 Documentary

Back in September 2015 I had the idea of shooting a bunch of video ‘behind the scenes’ at Freshers Week, with the vision of turning it into a ‘documentary’ of sorts. Some 10 months later I’ve finally started going through the footage & throwing something together, which probably won’t appeal to anybody that isn’t/wasn’t on the Ents Crew, but has still been an entertaining endeavor. Predominantly shot on my a6000 with the Sigma 30mm 2.8 (so no IS), with a couple extra shots from Ryo shot on his EOS M.

Thursday Friday

First video below, the YouTube playlist is here.