July 21, 2017 at 02:55PM

The Aerial Sports League Speed Challenge is over. Am extremely relieved that it is, finally caught up on some proper sleep of 13-14 hours. Now to catch up on other projects… The Shexy Beast I flew had a small issue causing it to pull right(other two machines I have don’t do it), making it hard to hit full throttle, didn’t realize this till after the race was over. Also due to time, practice heats were used as qualifying times, and a whole round of qualifying was cut. Total air time with practice was about 60-90 seconds, not nearly enough for me to tame the monster I had created.
Still managed to make it into the top 8 though, and am proud and excited of the build. Had a lot of fun, and proud and honored to fly with such amazing pilots! This is only the beginning for this machine and I can’t wait for the next event 😀

#Shexy #AirVuz #Tattu #GoPro #Drone #FPV #ASL #aerialsportsleague #ComCast #Xfinity #CaliforniaSpeedChallenge

July 15, 2017 at 10:27AM

They Live! The Shexy Hexes are configured and ready to fly today! Nervous and excited, a lot of testing needs to be done before the race Thursday!
KPIX News is doing a story on it tomorrow, VICE is following me starting Tuesday, and Comcast has me scheduled for in depth pilot interview. No pressure. Laser focused on this event right now, even if I don’t win I’m going to put on a great show!

#AirVuz #Tattu UniqueFPV #FatShark #GemFan #BeeRotor

July 14, 2017 at 01:31PM

This isn’t your Dad’s Blackout Spider Hex 😉 That frame is partly the reason that I got into FPV, and now I’m excited to create my own monster in honor of the legendary Blackout & Rianrex. Much love 😀

This beast is ready for testing proper. 1 of 2 in existence. Dual Battery and 8s Ready. On the soft-estimates it has over 9kg of thrust on 6s and over 12kg on 8s. It’s a monster from another demension, brought to reality by myself and @uniquefpv.
We are both huge fans of hexacopters, and have both built custom frame/setups before and have been unsatisfied with current frame offerings. This rig takes everything we loved in other frame designs and combines it to create a modern update to the classic hex.
In a lightweight 6s setup it weighs about the same as the original Blackout Sider Hex, but with twice the RPM and almost double the pitch/surface area on the prop. Can’t wait to fly it!

#AirVuz #Tattu #FatShark #GoPro #BeeRotor #GemFan #Drone360 #Drones #FPV #ShexyBeast

July 12, 2017 at 12:39PM

Slowly the Shexy Beast rises from the build platform. V1 of the canopy is done, final version out of TPU. Designed to take a hit and protect the ESC’s and electronics stack. Can’t wait to see the final version from @uniquefpv

It’s looking like a proper monster with a frame made to fit two #Tattu 1300mah 6s R Lines. Time to solder it up and test fly!
#ItLives #ShexyBeast #AirVuz #Tattu #BeeRotor #GemFan #GoPro

July 11, 2017 at 12:12PM

It’s been over two years since I flew hexacopters, and this Shexy beast is coming along nicely. Hoping to have a couple of these built out for testing by the weekend. @uniquefpv is finishing up the canopy design. Ahead of schedule thanks to Great 3D hammering out the carbon work on Friday and getting the batch of carbon to me within 3 business days.
My original setup used a 3300mah 3s and it hauled butt, then I moved to 2200mah 4s and it unlocked a new world for me and propelled me to win my first race and the first AMA sanctioned FPV race in America. Now I’ll use a #Tattu 2600mah 6s R-Line with a custom made hexacopter designed in Santa Cruz by myself and @uniquefpv to set a new speed record and hopefully win the Aerial Sports League speed challenge. I’m gonna go fast!
#Tattu #AirVuz #aerialsportsleague #SantaCruz #GoPro #BeeRotor #GemFan #BringingShexyBack

July 10, 2017 at 05:16PM

Bringing Shexy back! 4mm Hexacopter frame dry carbon weight of 126 grams. Could be lighter but DAMN is this thing solid. Still lighter than the carbon weight of my Xcaliber 3D setup, build may be near the same weight as my old quad setup.
Huge shout out to Great 3D for their quick work on getting this cut and into my hands within a few days. @uniquefpv is finishing up the canopy and building out the first one right now. I’ve got my own to build and may be doing a bit of a live stream tomorrow on it with @YoungNormMacdonald

Now back to finishing my Drone 360 review of the FatShark HD Transformers. #Drone360

#Drones #FPV #Tattu #AirVuz #ASL #aerialsportsleague #beerotor

July 07, 2017 at 08:16AM

Carbon is getting cut for the ‘Shexy’ frame! Huge shout out to Robert Wheeler of Great 3D for stepping up and helping get this done ASAP, going to have the frame sooner than originally planned! Turned a negative into a positive, huge thanks to the community for connecting us!
Same carbon as a few other major brands, including my friends at RaGG-e, really excited for this frame 😀 Should be flying next week?!!! Now off to Cabrillo College for a meeting with some of the department heads about my future teaching all things drones and fpv?!?! You may soon be able to take a course on flying FPV taught by me haha 😀

#AirVuz #Tattu #Great3D #Drones #FPV #ReturnOfTheHexacopter #CanOfGoFast!

July 03, 2017 at 07:36PM

Rifle vs 3D today down at the ranch, the rifle won this war haha. Some epic footage was had, and a lot of fun doing it! Nothing like going full speed straight at someone with a rifle to get the heart going! EPIC FOOTAGE from this weekend!
Enjoying my weekend away from it all, am seriously jonesing for internet access!
#AirVuz #Tattu #BeeRotor #GemFan #bullitdrones #Xcaliber #teamblacksheep #BackupQuad #NotKISS…AreYouCrazy???!!?! #Drones #FPV
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