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Twans FPV
I fly FPV racing quadcopters (or drones via goggles).
I fly FPV racing quadcopters (or drones via goggles).
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We rolled the dice on one of the new spots I've been eyeing. With a little patience we both managed to get in all our packs between the random drizzle & showers. It's days like this I wish I hadn't been lazy and just stuck the waterproofing I bought 6 months ago up on a shelf. One of these days.
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Please like, comment & subscribe. And if there are any other quadcopter fpv pilots in the Hampton Roads, VA area hit me up! The only thing more fun than flying is flying with friends.
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Proud member of
Team Prop-Bustas MultiGP
http://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/Prop-Bustas-of-Norfolk
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In partnership with
CHAIR-PAK - The world's first FPV Chair & Backpack
https://chairpak.com/concepts/fpv-pak
(GET 10% OFF with 'TWANSFPV10' promo code!)
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Quadcopter Gear:
Betaflight 3.1.5
Lumenier QAV-R
Seriously Dodo Flight Controller
Seriously DOGE OSD
Tattu 1300mAh 4S 75c Lipo Batteries
Lumenier RX2206-11 2350Kv Motors
Sunrise Cicada BB2 30amp ESCs with DSHOT
Lumenier CM-650 Mini FPV Camera
FatShark 5.8GHz Dominator V2’s
Dominator V2 Faceplate with Fan
LaForge V2 FatShark Module with Diversity
Stock LaForge V2 Module Doors
Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Antennas
TrueRC 5.8GHz X-AIR Antenna
Eachine ET526 40CH Switchable VTX
3D Printed Video Transmitter Brace
GoPro Hero Session - 60 FPS
Brain3D GoPro Session Mount Adjustable (38°)
Tempered Glass Screen Protector
DAL Cyclone Tri Blade 5046 Propellers
FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Radio with M9 Gimbals
FrSky X4R Receiver with SBUS
3D Printed X4R Mount
Piezo Buzzer Alarm

Ground Station (& Entertainment):
Ravelli 50’ Light Tripod & Bag
GoPro HERO5 Black
Magnetic Cell Phone Mount
Little Pilot 2, 5’ FPV Bright LED Monitor
TRAKK Activ Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker & Battery Bank
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There's not much better than having a whole park to yourself for 8 packs during the golden hour. I tried to focus on holding slower rotations (and resist my tendency to do 1/2 snap to 1/2 snap maneuvers). Also played with coiling & uncoiling spirals (I guess you'd say) with some bits of proximity. Definitely enjoyed it.
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Please like, comment & subscribe. And if there are any other quadcopter fpv pilots in the Hampton Roads, VA area hit me up! The only thing more fun than flying is flying with friends.
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Proud member of
Team Prop-Bustas MultiGP
http://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/Prop-Bustas-of-Norfolk
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In partnership with
CHAIR-PAK - The world's first FPV Chair & Backpack
https://chairpak.com/concepts/fpv-pak
(GET 10% OFF with 'TWANSFPV10' promo code!)
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Quadcopter Gear:
Betaflight 3.1.5
Lumenier QAV-R
Seriously Dodo Flight Controller
Seriously DOGE OSD
Tattu 1300mAh 4S 75c Lipo Batteries
Lumenier RX2206-11 2350Kv Motors
Sunrise Cicada BB2 30amp ESCs with DSHOT
Lumenier CM-650 Mini FPV Camera
FatShark 5.8GHz Dominator V2’s
Dominator V2 Faceplate with Fan
LaForge V2 FatShark Module with Diversity
Stock LaForge V2 Module Doors
Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Antennas
TrueRC 5.8GHz X-AIR Antenna
Eachine ET526 40CH Switchable VTX
3D Printed Video Transmitter Brace
GoPro Hero Session - 60 FPS
Brain3D GoPro Session Mount Adjustable (38°)
Tempered Glass Screen Protector
DAL Cyclone Tri Blade 5046 Propellers
FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Radio with M9 Gimbals
FrSky X4R Receiver with SBUS
3D Printed X4R Mount
Piezo Buzzer Alarm

Ground Station (& Entertainment):
Ravelli 50’ Light Tripod & Bag
GoPro HERO5 Black
Magnetic Cell Phone Mount
Little Pilot 2, 5’ FPV Bright LED Monitor
TRAKK Activ Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker & Battery Bank
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My favorite new spot at the moment. My favorite kinds of flying. And my favorite video in a while. Hope you all enjoy it.
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Please like, comment & subscribe. And if there are any other quadcopter fpv pilots in the Hampton Roads, VA area hit me up! The only thing more fun than flying is flying with friends.
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Proud member of
Team Prop-Bustas MultiGP
http://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/Prop-Bustas-of-Norfolk
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
In partnership with
CHAIR-PAK - The world's first FPV Chair & Backpack
https://chairpak.com/concepts/fpv-pak
(GET 10% OFF with 'TWANSFPV10' promo code!)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quadcopter Gear:
Betaflight 3.1.5
Lumenier QAV-R
Seriously Dodo Flight Controller
Seriously DOGE OSD
Tattu 1300mAh 4S 75c Lipo Batteries
Lumenier RX2206-11 2350Kv Motors
Sunrise Cicada BB2 30amp ESCs with DSHOT
Lumenier CM-650 Mini FPV Camera
FatShark 5.8GHz Dominator V2’s
Dominator V2 Faceplate with Fan
LaForge V2 FatShark Module with Diversity
Stock LaForge V2 Module Doors
Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Antennas
TrueRC 5.8GHz X-AIR Antenna
Eachine ET526 40CH Switchable VTX
3D Printed Video Transmitter Brace
GoPro Hero Session - 60 FPS
Brain3D GoPro Session Mount Adjustable (38°)
Tempered Glass Screen Protector
DAL Cyclone Tri Blade 5046 Propellers
FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Radio with M9 Gimbals
FrSky X4R Receiver with SBUS
3D Printed X4R Mount
Piezo Buzzer Alarm

Ground Station (& Entertainment):
Ravelli 50’ Light Tripod & Bag
GoPro HERO5 Black
Magnetic Cell Phone Mount
Little Pilot 2, 5’ FPV Bright LED Monitor
TRAKK Activ Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker & Battery Bank
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Thanks again for the invite John & Randy. Really nice to get in some relaxed sunset flights at the Colonial Virginia Aeromodeler's (CVA) airfield. What a gorgeous spot. I enjoyed seeing you guys doing some firsts. And I'm reeeally looking forward to the next Prop-Busta's race that will soon be there!
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Please like, comment & subscribe. And if there are any other quadcopter fpv pilots in the Hampton Roads, VA area hit me up! The only thing more fun than flying is flying with friends.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Proud member of
Team Prop-Bustas MultiGP
http://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/Prop-Bustas-of-Norfolk
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
In partnership with
CHAIR-PAK - The world's first FPV Chair & Backpack
https://chairpak.com/concepts/fpv-pak
(GET 10% OFF with 'TWANSFPV10' promo code!)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quadcopter Gear:
Betaflight 3.1.5
Lumenier QAV-R
Seriously Dodo Flight Controller
Seriously DOGE OSD
Tattu 1300mAh 4S 75c Lipo Batteries
Lumenier RX2206-11 2350Kv Motors
Sunrise Cicada BB2 30amp ESCs with DSHOT
Lumenier CM-650 Mini FPV Camera
FatShark 5.8GHz Dominator V2’s
Dominator V2 Faceplate with Fan
LaForge V2 FatShark Module with Diversity
Stock LaForge V2 Module Doors
Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Antennas
TrueRC 5.8GHz X-AIR Antenna
Eachine ET526 40CH Switchable VTX
3D Printed Video Transmitter Brace
GoPro Hero Session - 60 FPS
Brain3D GoPro Session Mount Adjustable (38°)
Tempered Glass Screen Protector
DAL Cyclone Tri Blade 5046 Propellers
FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Radio with M9 Gimbals
FrSky X4R Receiver with SBUS
3D Printed X4R Mount
Piezo Buzzer Alarm

Ground Station (& Entertainment):
Ravelli 50’ Light Tripod & Bag
GoPro HERO5 Black
Magnetic Cell Phone Mount
Little Pilot 2, 5’ FPV Bright LED Monitor
TRAKK Activ Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker & Battery Bank
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/This is a public service announcement/

If you're gut ever says that maybe you shouldn't be flying somewhere, or if for instance it's marked but it looks tempting cause there's no one around. It isn't worth the risk. You will not always get a warning. And the possible penalties are actually pretty severe.
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For those of you that don't know a friend and I were recently arrested (by ticket not handcuffs) for flying drones at the Eastern State Hospital here in Williamsburg, VA. I haven't made this very public until now not having known the outcome of the case.

In shortest form, a friend from my monthly drone group that had flown there many times without issue recommended it. I did a virtual tour of the entire property in Google's satellite & street views so I could study the layout prior. There were no signs and the Google cars even recorded while driving down all of these streets as if public. The entire area we planned to explore was abandoned so we figured great... sweet 'bando' action and no soft targets (ie. people) to worry about.

We arrived, it was beautiful, we flew... and then we got arrested by a not so happy Eastern State Police Department that wasn't interested in anything we had to say.

Apparently there was one small (non-traditional) no trespassing sign, on a cable, blocking another entrance, 100 yards away from where we had parked (which we didn't happen to see driving in). The facility coincidentally had been having trouble with vandals and ghost hunters constantly breaking in and we just happened to roll up obliviously right into the middle of it at the wrong time.

So... after lots of stress... going to court twice and facing 1 year in jail, a $2500 fine, and a permanent criminal record for trespassing. The state's attorney and police officer FINALLY agreed in court yesterday to drop the charges at the last possible second. And then the officer leaned in and said that they wanted to get drones at the facility now themselves to better surveille it so what did I recommend lol. Absolute craziness.
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Anyway, the moral of this story is:

A) Don't fly at Eastern State Hospital!
B) Just be AWARE of what can actually happen to you if you're caught flying near any posted signs.

I hope this helps someone out somehow.

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After two years of flying now, and thousands of flights, I guess it's inevitable to feel a bit stale once in a while. Or even have the focus become blurred on what got you into the air in the first place. I often get so far into my own over-analytical head, overthinking (my flight choices, tricks, lines, styles, locations, edits, settings, etc, etc) that I forget to just relax and dream. Note to self, only once all of that noise is tuned out, can the art form then flow onto the canvas naturally. Hey look at that... I'm analyzing again lol.
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Please like, comment & subscribe. And if there are any other quadcopter fpv pilots in the Hampton Roads, VA area hit me up! The only thing more fun than flying is flying with friends.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Proud member of
Team Prop-Bustas MultiGP
http://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/Prop-Bustas-of-Norfolk
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
In partnership with
CHAIR-PAK - The world's first FPV Chair & Backpack
https://chairpak.com/concepts/fpv-pak
(GET 10% OFF with 'TWANSFPV10' promo code!)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quadcopter Gear:
Betaflight 3.1.5
Lumenier QAV-R
Seriously Dodo Flight Controller
Seriously DOGE OSD
Tattu 1300mAh 4S 75c Lipo Batteries
Lumenier RX2206-11 2350Kv Motors
Sunrise Cicada BB2 30amp ESCs with DSHOT
Lumenier CM-650 Mini FPV Camera
FatShark 5.8GHz Dominator V2’s
Dominator V2 Faceplate with Fan
LaForge V2 FatShark Module with Diversity
Stock LaForge V2 Module Doors
Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Antennas
TrueRC 5.8GHz X-AIR Antenna
Eachine ET526 40CH Switchable VTX
3D Printed Video Transmitter Brace
GoPro Hero Session - 60 FPS
Brain3D GoPro Session Mount Adjustable (38°)
Tempered Glass Screen Protector
DAL Cyclone Tri Blade 5046 Propellers
FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Radio with M9 Gimbals
FrSky X4R Receiver with SBUS
3D Printed X4R Mount
Piezo Buzzer Alarm

Ground Station (& Entertainment):
Ravelli 50’ Light Tripod & Bag
GoPro HERO5 Black
Magnetic Cell Phone Mount
Little Pilot 2, 5’ FPV Bright LED Monitor
TRAKK Activ Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker & Battery Bank
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With all of the races & events coming up we threw together a little impromptu track at the local park. Lessons of the day for me were, always push forward (harder), and always start my turns earlier than I think I should (like by a full second or two). It makes such a difference.
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Please like, comment & subscribe. And if there are any other quadcopter fpv pilots in the Hampton Roads, VA area hit me up! The only thing more fun than flying is flying with friends.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Proud member of
Team Prop-Bustas MultiGP
http://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/Prop-Bustas-of-Norfolk
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
In partnership with
CHAIR-PAK - The world's first FPV Chair & Backpack
https://chairpak.com/concepts/fpv-pak
(GET 10% OFF with 'TWANSFPV10' promo code!)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quadcopter Gear:
Betaflight 3.1.5
Lumenier QAV-R
Seriously Dodo Flight Controller
Seriously DOGE OSD
Tattu 1300mAh 4S 75c Lipo Batteries
Lumenier RX2206-11 2350Kv Motors
Sunrise Cicada BB2 30amp ESCs with DSHOT
Lumenier CM-650 Mini FPV Camera
FatShark 5.8GHz Dominator V2’s
Dominator V2 Faceplate with Fan
LaForge V2 FatShark Module with Diversity
Stock LaForge V2 Module Doors
Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Antennas
TrueRC 5.8GHz X-AIR Antenna
Eachine ET526 40CH Switchable VTX
3D Printed Video Transmitter Brace
GoPro Hero Session - 60 FPS
Brain3D GoPro Session Mount Adjustable (38°)
Tempered Glass Screen Protector
DAL Cyclone Tri Blade 5046 Propellers
FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Radio with M9 Gimbals
FrSky X4R Receiver with SBUS
3D Printed X4R Mount
Piezo Buzzer Alarm

Ground Station (& Entertainment):
Ravelli 50’ Light Tripod & Bag
GoPro HERO5 Black
Magnetic Cell Phone Mount
Little Pilot 2, 5’ FPV Bright LED Monitor
TRAKK Activ Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker & Battery Bank
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One pack, no edits and varied flying. Testing new props & tune for jitters. After considering bigger motors a buddy told me to try some DAL Cyclone T5046C props (thanks @ThorFPV aka www.nicsgotprops.com). I do think I feel a little less resolution at lower throttle but they sure scream once opened up a little. I'm blown away by how much the tear-shaped tips soften the edges and bite in the corners. I almost feel like this is how my quad SHOULD have been flying the whole time.
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Please like, comment & subscribe. And if there are any other quadcopter fpv pilots in the Hampton Roads, VA area hit me up! The only thing more fun than flying is flying with friends.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Proud member of
Team Prop-Bustas MultiGP
http://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/Prop-Bustas-of-Norfolk
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
In partnership with
CHAIR-PAK - The world's first FPV Chair & Backpack
https://chairpak.com/concepts/fpv-pak
(GET 10% OFF with 'TWANSFPV10' promo code!)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quadcopter Gear:
Betaflight 3.1.5
Lumenier QAV-R
Seriously Dodo Flight Controller
Seriously DOGE OSD
Tattu 1300mAh 4S 75c Lipo Batteries
Lumenier RX2206-11 2350Kv Motors
Sunrise Cicada BB2 30amp ESCs with DSHOT
Lumenier CM-650 Mini FPV Camera
FatShark 5.8GHz Dominator V2’s
Dominator V2 Faceplate with Fan
LaForge V2 FatShark Module with Diversity
3D Printed LaForge V2 Module Doors
Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Antennas
TrueRC 5.8GHz X-AIR Antenna
Eachine ET526 40CH Switchable VTX
3D Printed Video Transmitter Brace
GoPro Hero Session - 60 FPS
Creative DEX GoPro Session Mount 40 Degree
Tempered Glass Screen Protector
DAL Cyclone Tri Blade 5046 Propellers
FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Radio with M9 Gimbals
FrSky X4R Receiver with SBUS
3D Printed X4R Mount
Piezo Buzzer Alarm

Ground Station (& Entertainment):
Ravelli 50’ Light Tripod & Bag
GoPro HERO5 Black
Magnetic Cell Phone Mount
Little Pilot 2, 5’ FPV Bright LED Monitor
TRAKK Activ Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker & Battery Bank
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Thank you Don Lee & Billy Richardson for giving us permission to all come out and explore your beautiful historic property. It was great hanging out with each and every one of you. I loved the constant spot hopping and laughs. It's always a good time when you're in the air with friends. It was especially great to see some of the elders now flying FPV alongside us. Such a treat.

Hope you enjoy the ride my rig went on. I can't wait to do it again soon hopefully as a Prop-Bustas racing event.

Lot's of history:

"The Chelsea Plantation was built in 1709 during the Queen Anne period by Col. Augustine Moore. Chelsea is the 2nd oldest Virginia Plantation open for tours. It is on the National Historic Registry. Just before the battle of Yorktown in the Revolutionary War’s 1781 campaign, General Lafayette used the manor house for headquarters. Robert E. Lee's grandmother was born and married here as she was the granddaughter of Col. Moore."
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Please like, comment & subscribe. And if there are any other quadcopter fpv pilots in the Hampton Roads, VA area hit me up! The only thing more fun than flying is flying with friends.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Proud member of
Team Prop-Bustas MultiGP
http://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/Prop-Bustas-of-Norfolk
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
In partnership with
CHAIR-PAK - The world's first FPV Chair & Backpack
https://chairpak.com/concepts/fpv-pak
(GET 10% OFF with 'TWANSFPV10' promo code!)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quadcopter Gear:
Betaflight 3.1.5
Lumenier QAV-R
Seriously Dodo Flight Controller
Seriously DOGE OSD
Tattu 1300mAh 4S 75c Lipo Batteries
Lumenier RX2206-11 2350Kv Motors
Sunrise Cicada BB2 30amp ESCs with DSHOT
Lumenier CM-650 Mini FPV Camera
FatShark 5.8GHz Dominator V2’s
Dominator V2 Faceplate with Fan
LaForge V2 FatShark Module with Diversity
3D Printed LaForge V2 Module Doors
Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Antennas
TrueRC 5.8GHz X-AIR Antenna
Eachine ET526 40CH Switchable VTX
3D Printed Video Transmitter Brace
GoPro Hero Session - 60 FPS
Creative DEX GoPro Session Mount 40 Degree
Tempered Glass Screen Protector
DAL V2 Tri Blade 5040 Propellers
FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Radio
FrSky X4R Receiver with SBUS
3D Printed X4R Mount
Piezo Buzzer Alarm

Ground Station (& Entertainment):
Ravelli 50’ Light Tripod & Bag
GoPro HERO5 Black
Magnetic Cell Phone Mount
Little Pilot 2, 5’ FPV Bright LED Monitor
TRAKK Activ Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker & Battery Bank
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I took a chance on the weather and a road tripped it out to Chesterfield, VA to fly. The choices were puddles or pavement. Pavement doesn't fry electronics so tend to go with that. And nothing keeps you on your toes like low-altitude acro over concrete. Always a good time. Thanks for having me out guys!

@TiltedMonkeyFPV - #IPromiseToRespectYourPrivacyNextTimeLOL
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Please like, comment & subscribe. And if there are any other quadcopter fpv pilots in the Hampton Roads, VA area hit me up! The only thing more fun than flying is flying with friends.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Proud member of
Team Prop-Bustas MultiGP
http://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/Prop-Bustas-of-Norfolk
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
In partnership with
CHAIR-PAK - The world's first FPV Chair & Backpack
https://chairpak.com/concepts/fpv-pak
(GET 10% OFF with 'TWANSFPV10' promo code!)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quadcopter Gear:
Betaflight 3.1.5
Lumenier QAV-R
Seriously Dodo Flight Controller
Seriously DOGE OSD
Tattu 1300mAh 4S 75c Lipo Batteries
Lumenier RX2206-11 2350Kv Motors
Sunrise Cicada BB2 30amp ESCs with DSHOT
Lumenier CM-650 Mini FPV Camera
FatShark 5.8GHz Dominator V2’s
Dominator V2 Faceplate with Fan
LaForge V2 FatShark Module with Diversity
3D Printed LaForge V2 Module Doors
Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Antennas
TrueRC 5.8GHz X-AIR Antenna
Eachine ET526 40CH Switchable VTX
3D Printed Video Transmitter Brace
GoPro Hero Session - 60 FPS
Creative DEX GoPro Session Mount 40 Degree
Tempered Glass Screen Protector
DAL V2 Tri Blade 5040 Propellers
FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Radio
FrSky X4R Receiver with SBUS
3D Printed X4R Mount
Piezo Buzzer Alarm

Ground Station (& Entertainment):
Ravelli 50’ Light Tripod & Bag
GoPro HERO5 Black
Magnetic Cell Phone Mount
Little Pilot 2, 5’ FPV Bright LED Monitor
TRAKK Activ Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker & Battery Bank
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