This is an amazing machine for its price. It is an extremely stable quad copter capable of loops and rolls. If you are thinking of getting someone a helicopter like gadget for christmas, you should spend a few extra pounds on one of these.
I have had this idea for a while now but have had to wait till I got a helicopter with a decent fuselage to attach a camera pod to. Most reasonably priced helicopters that come with a camera are not very good so I have always wanted a mod a camera onto a decent single rotor one.
I recently brought the Hubsan Lynx single rotor that has a nice amount of flat space to attach an adhesive strip to.
This is a really simple mod. All you need is some picture hanging strips and a spy camera.
There is a large selection of spy cameras on Amazon and I brought a few different types to mess around with. The one that I decided to use with this mod fits the hanging strip nicely so I chose that one.
All you need to do is attach one strip to the camera…
…and the other to the underbelly of the helicopter.
The camera sticks really well and I am sure it will hold just fine.
The only problem I see so far is that the camera protrudes the landing gear so taking off could be tricky.
That’s all for now. Will hopefully test it at the weekend.
Probably my best flight so far. This is a video of me flying the Hubsan Lynx remote control helicopter. It is single rotor, fixed pitch and flies even better than the blade 120SR I have.
UPDATE : On further testing the blade 120 SR is still more agile. This is likely because its much lighter than the Lynx.
Phil flies his new helicopter and it almost gets eaten by a dog.
Got this in the buy one get one half price helicopter deal at modelzone. Its a syma S026G.
Modelzone have been selling their Sky Spy stock at half price so I thought it was a good time to replace my wobbly old one. The one I got was an ex display model so I got an extra tenner off.
Here is a short flight of it with the charge it already had.
I had great fun with my Blade 120 SR today. There was pretty much no wind and between two batteries I advanced my flying skills tenfold. I am getting pretty good at flying around for a bit, coming to a hover and then choosing where to land. It sure beats the wind choosing where I
crashed landed last time.
Not my finest hour but I did manage to capture a bit of footage today.
For the sake of the helicopter I wanted to wait for a nice day to start flying it. However the weather has been crap and I decided to fly it in the wind anyway.
Here are some clips fronts first proper flight. It was a losing battle against the wind but fun none the less.
If there is one thing I have learned when it comes to R/C, its to give spares a thought before you purchase your new vehicle.
I know look at the avaliability of spares before making a purchase and pick up a few of the most common bits to break while I can get hold of them.
Its very easy to fall into the trap of buying a (often discontinued) model that is reduced in a store, only to find you break it in 5 minutes and can not get hold of the parts.
The first thing I did after picking up my Blade 120 SR from model zone is buy a load of spares from rsbspares.com
If you are wondering what the blade 120 SR is then watch this.