XK Detect V303 – X380 Hybrid Quadcopter FPV Build – Mods and Overview (video)

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I’m going to use this article as a base starting point to outline all the mods and changes I’ve made to the quad since I first got it around December 2015.  I’ll also provide some feedback on how I feel the quad performs as a sort of overview, but not a full in depth review in that sense.  Look for updates in this article over time.

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HeadPlay HD – Quanum V2 Toggle Switch for 1.3 and 5.8 GHz plus DVR Mods (video)

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The HeadPlay HDs are great goggles by themselves, but with a little work, you can turn them into an even more versatile “Fat Shark” DVR style goggle.  The same is also true with the Quanum V2 Goggles.  In both cases I wired them up so they could utilize a DVR and ability to do 1.3 GHz on a toggle switch.  Here are all the juicy details on how I achieved this as well as troubleshooting I did with the Headplay HDs to clear up diagonal lines as well as a comparison of the HMDVR to the RMRC.

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Prepar3D v3.1 SSD vs Sata III: Cold Boots Become Toasty Fast

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After years of running Flight Simulator X (FSX) and now Prepar3D (P3D) with older SATA drives and dealing with really long load times, it seemed like the perfect time to explore how an upgrade to SSD SATA might really perform.  I ran a series of tests both with P3D on its own SSD drive and also in conjunction with the OS being SSD and found some interesting results.

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Twinstar II FPV Upgrade Build Log (video)

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This is a conversion build log of the Twinstar II, which I built originally in 2007. It’s much easier to modify to FPV if the plane is not yet put together, but I still manage to get it done and you can see the various steps. I also have constructed a ground station and a charging station to go with it, among other FPV mods.  The Twinstar is a tried a true flyer and as you’ll see I do some large mods to make it as stable and rock solid as possible.
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