I recently bought a GoPro (HD Hero2) for my EasyStar, but managed to crash it before I could mount the camera.
But I just had to see the HD footage from the sky's, so I glued the EasyStar together again.

I throw it in the air and immediately felt it was tail heavy and banked to the left.
I trimmed it a bit and managed to fly it reasonably well, I still never got comfortable whit it.

I still got some great footage from the flight for you to enjoy.

Sadly this EasyStar never got to fly properly with the ArduPilot Mega it was intended for.
I actually think the crash was caused by the wing/wings getting loose.

Luckily the tree branches and foam probably saved my GoPro. 

I don't think I will fix this EasyStar anymore, it is quit bent and like you can see from the video the top got cut clean off. I have ordered an TekSumo from HobbyKing and looking forward to learn to fly a wing, don't know yet if APM can handle the TekSumo?

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Comment by Kim Skatun on March 5, 2012 at 1:50am


Great to see some aerial video from home!! I will be home for 4 days from the 25th of march, maybe we can get some flying done together, I even have several planes laying around, you can have some of them if you want to.


Comment by Peter-Hans de Zwarte on March 5, 2012 at 9:39am

@Eagle: Indeed it is a part of the hobby. Thanks for the advise. I actually used both magnets (Some weary cheap and bad ones) and some velcro. But the glue/tape on the velcro has loosened a lot, and some bad magnets and the added weight of the GoPro probably got the best of the wings.
I must admit I was building speed to perform a loop, and right when I was about to pull up, this happened.

@Kim Skatun: Flying together would be fun, give me a PM or something when you are ready for it and I'm in.

Comment by Dez Socks on March 5, 2012 at 10:02am

Maybe it was the magnets that attracted it to that one big rock! lol

But seriously sorry for your loss, i nearly didn't want to see the crashing part.

The TekSumo looks very good and i am nearly sure the apm can handle it no problem.Toby Mills has a skyfun  reinforced with masking tape and has a 3000mAh battery.He can fly fast and just glide and uses an apm here is the post Skyfun

Comment by YureZzZ on March 6, 2012 at 12:51pm

Ardupilot is ok with Tek Sumo wing. Just don't make that wing heavy. I've tried that, now ardupilot is on EPP FPV, and Tek Sumo is for FPV only.


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