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

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

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)

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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FPV Ground Station Build Log (video)

This is my first attempt at building a ground station for FPV (first person video).  Now that I have full blown FPV for my Twinstar II and also with a XK Detect V303 I was in need of a ground station that would do the job and have some redundancy (for eventual) mid-range flights.  In the meantime, I’ve also modified both my HeadPlay HD and Quanum V2’s to have both 1.3 GHz and 5.8 GHz, so when not using the ground station, at least on shorter, less risky flights they do the job.  This article outlines the parts I used and the some of the steps to build this ground station.  At the end of the article is a video that breaks it all down as well.

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