Some More Adventurous Quadcopter Flying (H107CHD)

Another flight with my H107CHD quadcopter.

This time it was sunny with a slight breeze.

I have continued to get used to flying this quadcopter with faster flying more turns and low altitude flight.

Blade MCPx Helicopter Repairs and Upgrades

I was a bit adventurous last time I took my MCPx out and started attempting to fly upside down.

Although I did manage a pretty sketchy barrel roll I eventually crashed and snapped the tail boom and landing gear.

Before
Before

I started googling for parts and found their are plenty of upgrades available for this helicopter.

I brought a stronger longer tail boom (still and official part for the heli) and carbon fibre landing skids.

I was tempted by an aluminium tail boom but I figured this would just impart the force from a crash onto the main frame instead.

After
After

Flying with the birds

This is a new record for me regarding aerial photography. I flew my x4 quadcopter up to its highest (camera attached) altitude yet and got some nice footage of Portsmouth.

Look out for the flock of birds!

First Attempt at some stunts with camera pod attached.

I thought I would attempt some loops and barrel rolls with the camera pod attached to my x4 quadcopter.

I did not get enough altitude on the first attempt to compensate for the extra weight added from the camera.

Barrel rolls look sweet in first person!

Flying my x4 quadcopter (with loops and rolls)


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.

Helicopter Camera Pod Mod

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.