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  1. GiantAntCowboy

    First Google antenna upgrade

    Some great brands are TrueRC, Foxeer and Lumenier. For a 3” you’re not going long range so a decent omni antenna, or if you can run two antennas on your googles get an mni and a small patch. RHCP or LHCP doesn’t matter as long as all your antennas are the same. Run good antennas on your vtx...
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    Excellent Range Test of some DIY Projects!

    Here's my latest video, not the longest range, but an incredible valley to test the equipment out in! Notes: - Check out that cabin(!) I'll definitely spend a night there someday soon. - The video is divided into 3 parts, if you like relaxing cinematic footage, definitely check out the last...
  3. GiantAntCowboy

    Excellent Range Test of some DIY Projects!

    Exactly, pushing the limits is the only way to grow, learn and get better footage. The adrenaline is part of the thrill and fun! Discovered some incredible mountain spots recently, stay tuned for that footage, just gotta finish editing, the hardest part…
  4. GiantAntCowboy

    Excellent Range Test of some DIY Projects!

    Lost video and Failsafed huge in the mountains recently… Accidentally flew behind part of the mountain. Got some great footage though, pretty neat flights. Cheers!
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    Excellent Range Test of some DIY Projects!

    OK, replying to my own thread here, but just had some great results with my new 4200mAh battery and another 7-turn helical antenna I built (out of trash) last night. - Total Range was 6.27km - Total Flight of 13.3km - Total Flight Time of 13:40 and still had signal and battery to spare! I...
  6. GiantAntCowboy

    Excellent Range Test of some DIY Projects!

    Here's the DIY Li-Ion build video for quick reference. If you're doing any sort of long-range or just want to increase flight times these are really great. Ex: I recently built and tested a 4200mAh Li-Ion last weekend and flew over 12km (7.5 miles) roundtrip. Again, questions(?) feel free...
  7. GiantAntCowboy

    Excellent Range Test of some DIY Projects!

    Hey guys, been building, testing, and tuning my drone for mid/long-range (gotta explore these mountains) and had some success with a couple DIY projects. Specifically a 5 Turn Helical Antenna and 2600mAh Li-Ion battery; as a bonus, the coastal footage came out really nice. If you have any...
  8. GiantAntCowboy

    What a sh!tty farm adventure!

    Hey Wafflejock, thanks for the compliments and also recognizing for the production efforts! This started off as a, “let’s make a quick video for the farmer”, but the footage ended up so cool I had to take it further.
  9. GiantAntCowboy

    What a sh!tty farm adventure!

    Wish I could share the smells, but you can at least enjoy the views! Cheers!
  10. GiantAntCowboy

    LiPo Battery Repair and Puncture Tests - Proceed with caution...

    Hey all, I was originally going to post this in the technical/build section, but figured there may be general interest/curiosity in seeing the puncture tests and disassembled LiPos. Disclaimer: Everything in this video is DANGEROUS, and the processes described require extreme CAUTION as well as...
  11. GiantAntCowboy

    How to: Adjust VTX output power while flying.

    Yea, this video admittedly isn’t for everyone, in fact only a small group of people will probably find it helpful... I made it simply to help anyone who may want to setup this feature. For those flying FPV with an adjustable VTX this is a really great feature to have; or at least I find it...
  12. GiantAntCowboy

    How to: Adjust VTX output power while flying.

    Just sharing this video showing “how to” setup a transmitter switch to control your VTX output power while flying. I’ve been using this feature since the summer and find it really useful when flying FPV and also when testing and tuning drones. Feel free to ask questions, if I don’t respond...
  13. GiantAntCowboy

    EMAX EZ Pilot FPV Drone review for beginners

    Just wanted to share my review of the EMAX EZ Pilot FPV drone here for any beginners looking to start in FPV flight. This is an easy, inexpensive, safe way to get started in this otherwise, hard, expensive, dangerous hobby! If you have any questions I’m happy to share my thoughts and...
  14. GiantAntCowboy

    Requesting Help - FC and VTX replacement

    Yea, turns out much of this drone is quite dated, but that’s the result of purchasing inexpensive used items. Got me started in the hobby though, and everything will be upgraded eventually anyway.
  15. GiantAntCowboy

    Requesting Help - FC and VTX replacement

    Great thanks. Huge improvement over what I had for sure... The ESCs is “12A Etech Simon Series” which appear to be branded as EMAX; here’s a link with some specs. https://www.verticalhobby.com/kauppa/en/emax-simon-series-12a-p-4318.html Thanks for tuning in, any insight is very much...
  16. GiantAntCowboy

    Exploring Switzerland - Best of 2020

    I just checked your YouTube and answered most my own questions...
  17. GiantAntCowboy

    Exploring Switzerland - Best of 2020

    Awesome video! You did all the drone shots and editing? What drone(s) and camera(s) you using? Great stuff
  18. GiantAntCowboy

    Requesting Help - FC and VTX replacement

    Awesome, thanks for the feedback. Here’s what I ended up ordering this morning. I actually went with a FC that works with individual ESCs for now. Current Options: FC: Mateksys F405-CTR Flight Controller,(https://www.elefun.no/p/prod.aspx?v=41018) - It has a BMP280 Barometer - IRC Tramp...
  19. GiantAntCowboy

    Requesting Help - FC and VTX replacement

    Hey Guys, I'm new to FPV Race Style Drones and recently picked up one I found in the classifieds to learn with. I've started to get the hang of flying and haven't had any real crashes, but unfortunately I already have some critical repairs and need guidance. Issues: See Included Picture...
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