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Tech Day III – Build it, Test it.

tl;dr: Pay $300 and leave with a fully built and tuned racing quad. Just bring your own transmitter, batteries and goggles. Last day to register will April 14th. LIMITED TO 10 SPOTS!

 

April 28th 9am-5pm 901FPV and the Midsouth Makers will be hosting a mini-quad Tech Day! This will mostly be for people who are wanting to get into FPV andcurrently don’t have a 5 inch sized quad. Though others are welcome to attend.

So for $300 here is what you get, a very nice race ready build that we will help you build and tune. This build will support 3s-4s batteries.

You will be learning how to solder, understanding electronics, and how to repair and maintain your own quadcopter. If you are new to the hobby, don’t be intimidated. This tech day is tailored to all skill levels.

Compared to our old tech day build the motors, ESC  flight controller, and camera are upgraded.

What you need to bring

Transmitter and Receiver

For your transmitter I struggled with this because want to recommend something that will be affordable, but at the same time I want to recommend something that you can get a lot of help with locally or even on YouTube. The Taranis options have features like being able to tune your quad and change video channels from the transmitter.

What we all use:

One thing I want to mention, the VTX we are going to use has been chosen because it has Smart Audio. We should have a write up very soon about Smart Audio, but basically it allows us to change VTX channels and power levels using the Taranis. So if you want that functionality you will need to order one of the Taranis’ from above.

Goggles

With goggles you have a lot of options out there, but it basically boils down to Fatsharks and everything else. With Fatshark’s you get portability and coolness factor, but it will cost you. What you choose here is up to you but here are some options.

Fatsharks:

HUD

Batteries

I honestly believe you should start with 4s batteries. They have more power and so many new pilots start with 3s, but then you end up with batteries you won’t use. I find that wasteful.

Charging Lipo Batteries

There are a lot of different options but currently the best chargers for the money seem to be the iSDT brand of chargers.

  • iSDT Q6
  • iSDT SC-620 (Now Discontinued)

A couple things to mention with these chargers. They are DC only so you will need an AC power source if you want to charge at home. Otherwise you can hook them up to your car battery. iSDT actually makes a power supply for these but you can also convert a PC power supply for much less money.

Guide: http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174225

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If I register and I cannot make it April 28th can I cancel after April 14th?  Since we are purchasing the parts on April 14th refunds will not be granted after that date. However if you can find a replacement for your spot you are welcome to let them go in your place. Please email us if this is the case. ben@eishen.com
  • I have a broken quad, can I bring it and get help? This Tech Day is geared for new pilots who have purchased a build through us. We will have other Tech events where you can get help with your current build. Also you can always chat with us on Facebook or in our Telegram Chat.
  • Can I just come and watch? Of course just keep in mind we will be helping people build and tune their quad. So please be courteous to that.
  • Will there be food? Yes Pizza.
  • Do I have to register even if I’m coming for informational purposes? No

DYS F4 Pro V2 Wiring Diagram

Internet was lacking a proper wiring diagram for the DYS F4 Pro V2 board. This diagram shows you how to wire a FRSKY receiver, TBS Unify Race, and a Runcam camera to the DYS Flight controller.  Link to the PDF DYSF4_Wiring_Diagram.  Enjoy!

 

Tech Day II – Build it, Test it.

tl;dr: Pay $300 and leave with a fully built and tuned racing quad. Just bring your own transmitter, batteries and goggles. Last day to register will September 10th. LIMITED TO 10 SPOTS!

 

September 23rd 9am-5pm 901FPV and the Midsouth Makers will be hosting a mini-quad Tech Day! This will mostly be for people who are wanting to get into FPV andcurrently don’t have a 5 inch sized quad. Though others are welcome to attend.

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There’s no I in Team

March 26th 901FPV’s own team of racers from Team White Goat are attending a race in Louisiana.  The chapter AcadianaFPV in the town of Lafayette, LA are hosting a large scale team race with up to 35 pilots across 7 teams. Each team is racing to complete 200 laps first, at that point the race stops and teams are scored by laps completed. This race labeled “Mayhem Team Event”  will be an awesome event to attend with lots of sponsors and prizes.

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2017 Racing Season is Starting!

901FPV is opening its 2017 Racing season on March 4th.  This will be the first race of many extending through the summer.  These races will be focused on Local Pilots and have a semi-serious environment with structured heats and lap timing.  Pilots will collect points towards a “Season” that will have a leaderboard on MultiGP.

We encourage all pilots in the area to sign up on MultiGP not only for racing but to get updates as Events are scheduled out. Racing may not be your thing but attending these events exposes you to a lot of knowledge and the practices of flying with others. Below is a video link detailing the steps involved from Account Creation to Signing up for a race on MultiGP

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