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Posted by bzfrank | Yesterday @ 11:26 PM | 75 Views
HSD Super Viper (8S), new paint job, 2k covered, carbon enforced and upgraded intake makes a whole new plane out of the foamy. Flies great!

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Posted by Tarmakin | Yesterday @ 10:49 PM | 107 Views
Went to RC Country in Sacramento today:

Like a kid waiting to go to Disneyland. A friend and i drove to sac to visit RC Country Hobby Shop. Walking in the doors was like walking into candyland. Then the employees started talking and all was lost. Sad when employees kill the moment with crap customer service. Wont be going back to RC Country again i suspect. Online ordering is the result of employees with no skills.
Posted by ShawnecJP | Yesterday @ 10:32 PM | 143 Views
I think I damaged my antenna on a previous flight the other day and I wasn't getting any kind of range beyond 30 m with my FPV today so I switched over to LOS.
It wasn't so bad actually and maybe I need to practice anyhow.

I'm trying to smooth out my turns a little bit and add a little bit more aggressive banking.
My rates are actually quite tame so I think it's actually time to make some adjustments..... I'm waiting on an antenna that I ordered about a week ago so hopefully I will be back up in FPV mode soon .
I made the best out of this flight though. I'm relatively happy with how it turned out.
I think this is about as fast as aggressive as I have flown yet. Once I start flying like this on a regular basis I'm definitely going to have to tilt of the camera for FPV.....
Enjoy the show

Armattan Aug 4 LOS Low Altitude and Fast (5 min 3 sec)

Posted by rcheli168 | Yesterday @ 10:05 PM | 160 Views
DJI Matrice 100 M100 Quadcopter Drone Platform Matrix UAV

Additional expansion bays allow you to add components, customize the payload, and fly with any devices you want. Put cameras, sensors, computing boards, communication tools, and more into the sky, and gather data while completing complex jobs from a birds-eye view.

Connect and fly with a range of DJI or third party devices, and transmit data to the ground in real time. The Matrice 100 has dual parallel CAN ports for connecting DJI devices including the Guidance sensor system and dual parallel UART ports for connecting third party components of your choice. Now it is easy to mount your own equipment and put it into the sky.

Add an additional battery compartment to achieve up to 40 minutes* of flight time. This gives greater power to both your platform and any additional devices or accessories that you wish to fly with.
*Flight times vary based on payload and flight conditions, and the maximum 40 minute flight time tested when hovering with dual TB48D batteries and no additional payload.

Achieve perfect balance and an ideal flight experience by sliding the battery and other compartments around the body of your Matrice 100. Put your components exactly where you want them, and get the most out of your system.

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Posted by diskjok | Yesterday @ 10:01 PM | 210 Views
I was wondering if anybody has any suggestions on what car to buy for my dad. I want this to be a surprise for all the crap he has had to put up with.
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  • He likes on road cars
  • He likes modification and projects
  • I don't have a lot of money
  • I want this to be a surprise for all the crap he has had to put up with.
  • He already has a traxxas stampede modded to go 100+ mph

Posted by papadwight | Yesterday @ 09:55 PM | 223 Views
During my first planes and flying I had 3 micro biplane while I loved the way they flow they were easy to knock the landing gear or top wing off. So now I have saved up for the pt-17 which I like the way the landing gear go's on like a champ. I made a Champ in to a biplane it flow great and had no problem keeping it together. This PT 17 is one good looking plane. During that time I also went to thinking I could fly in high wind's even my micro's. Which I got away with for a few month's. Than in one week hurt most of my planes. The one wing micros all fixed and flow again. The biplanes never were right again after a while taking apart for part's. I saved up the money for this new plane do I go get it. If I do get it well not be for a windy day.
Posted by Joe Zip | Yesterday @ 09:24 PM | 223 Views
I bought a dji Phantom (1) that is hooked up to a Futaba 6J, I have the dji Transmitter - Is there a receiver that will hook up to the dji I can use for other Planes etc . . .?
Posted by tblount70 | Yesterday @ 09:10 PM | 233 Views
Yup still have the plan. Nice looking model for sure.
Posted by Sheepcoate | Yesterday @ 06:28 PM | 347 Views
X6058 vs U807 Two nice sports quads, similar yet different.

X6058 vs U807 (2 min 54 sec)

Posted by TPfingston | Yesterday @ 03:14 PM | 583 Views
This past Saturday, I was vacationing with my wife and some of her family in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. They took me to see the aviation museum at the Hamilton Int'l Airport. It is a very nice museum and I was really enjoying myself when I saw this Lancaster being started up. I asked one of the museum staff and was informed that it was currently the only flyable Lancaster in the world (there is another one in England but at this time is not flyable due to being in repair for a recent engine fire. Unfortunately I was unable to see the runway and subsequent takeoff but here is part of the startup and taxiout.

This particular aircraft was manufactured in 1945 and uses the Packard V-12 engines instead of the Merlins. Still, you got to love the sound of 4 V-12 running up.

Lancaster (2 min 26 sec)

Posted by austntexan | Yesterday @ 02:37 PM | 643 Views
Testing some new arms that allow 5" props. This rig is so much fun. You can just fit a 1300mAh 4S on top, along with a GoPro4. Very nimble.

BullTerrier180 - MC5 (2 min 52 sec)

Posted by brokenenglish | Yesterday @ 01:59 PM | 656 Views
This video shows all the initial running of a brand new PAW, from opening the box right through to achieving first-flick starting and excellent running/throttling, etc.
And it really is a great engine.
If you think big diesels should be started using an electric starter, or whacked with a stick, have a look at this...
A reasonable shove starts this engine is less time than it takes to pick up a starter...
PAW 49 TBR RC (9 min 43 sec)

Posted by theimacman | Yesterday @ 12:11 PM | 749 Views
Huiying Toys has released a whole new line of quadcopters, so I will be reviewing them over the next several video releases...

Huiying Toys - Y2015 - Review and Flight (11 min 4 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Yesterday @ 11:14 AM | 799 Views
Posted by bobsdaddy | Yesterday @ 10:51 AM | 828 Views
I have been buying and selling RC collections, kits, engines, etc. on ebay for a very long time. Found RC groups and thought it would be better to sell here to like minded hobbyists and pass the savings from ebay fees on to the buyers.
I am always buying kits, engines, building supplies, etc. So if you have something to sell, let me know.
Posted by Tarmakin | Yesterday @ 09:12 AM | 913 Views
I started a cheesy group on Facebook where I intend on sharing my flying shenanigans. Anyone is welcome to join and post to it. I am outta the east bay in the SF area and this might be a good spot to post meetups for quads and flying etc... Just thought I would toss that out there.

One of the things I am leaning towards is multi rotor racing as well as in flight photography. But it will also include my fixed wing stuff as well as some Heli stuff.

Here is the link
Posted by GeO82 | Yesterday @ 05:17 AM | 1,090 Views
Made a short video of my friend breathing fire while I was droning
around him and trying to make some shot! Enjoy

Fire Breathing J-Man (1 min 47 sec)