Turnigy 4x6S Fan improvement

I bought this charger a while back and I’ve been using it quite often. It’s really good for charging all my 3s 2200 packs after a long day of flying, but there are a couple of things I don’t like about this charger. Now finally I took the time to fix them.
The protective plastic on the LCD displays are nearly impossible to remove as they are underneath the case.

They are however really easily removed with the case off.

The charger is comprised of two identical boards stacked on top of each other.

Top side of one of the boards. One of the displays didn’t always work as it should and I found the culprit, a bad solder job on one of the pin-headers. Just reheated it with the soldering iron.

Bottom side of one of the boards. As you can see, the heatsink on this charger is just a flat piece of aluminum.

This is the main reason why I disassembled the charger. A very annoying little fan. It was driving me nuts as the rest of my charging station is completely quiet.

Mr. Dremel to the rescue!

The new fan. If a small fan is good a bigger fan is even better (or isn’t that the American saying?)

The new fan is 70*70mm temperature controlled. I had it laying around since back when used to build computers.

I simply glued it on.

It’s a little to big but as long as it works I’m happy.


It works really well. It’s no where as loud as the old one.

Now I can charge in peace.

Link to the charger on Hobbyking

New FPV Video! – “The Everglades”

It’s finally done! The long awaited FPV video from my visit to Florida, Miami and the Everglades.

It was such a cool place to fly FPV. My favorite flight was probably when I got to chase the airboat.

I knew tigers were big but until you meet one face to face you can’t really imagine how massive and powerful they really are. Luckily this tiger was super well trained and were more like a big cat than a fierce killer.

The alligators really wanted to eat the Tricopter and jumped all over the place. I had to be really careful as not to get video of the digestion system of an alligator when flying around.

If someone told me a couple of years ago that I was going to fly a triangle of wood with a camera strapped to it, filming tigers and alligators, I would have laughed. I’m so glad that I had the luck to get to do this.Continue Reading

Ventus overview

In this episode of Flite Test Josh and I take a look at the Ventus Glider from Hobbyking

After the show I ripped out the landing gear and made a battery hatch underneath the wing. Now it doesn’t need any tail weight. It flies great and I really like it. But it’s a glider and should be flown like a glider. It’s great for hunting thermals and I stayed up for an hour without any trouble on one 1300mAh battery.