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Posted by crash7X | Today @ 08:24 PM | 22 Views
I haven't yet but I'm about to rip open a perfectly good new H8 just to get the FC board out of it… offends my conservative nature!

So far I've used H8 boards from damaged H8s. And I have accumulated a number of now-useless FC boards.

The Syma X12 - which was pretty good at deciding to shut down and drop out of the sky, only a move to 0 throttle and back up would recover, and I rarely managed it in time.

The EO10 - never liked it, only bought the EOs to silverize. Just now I see the JJRC H36 which looks identical and comes in blue. So many quads…

The Syma X1 - big dopey quad. My X1 or what remains of it hasn't liked any other FC boards, I am hoping the H8/Acro will be better.

The JJRC 1000A or JJ1000P, formerly my favorite toy. A great flyer but also a nice home for an H8 up-plant.

The Hubsan H107L v2 my first quad and the Hubby FC board informed many of my Frankenquads. No more. There is a hacker's path on the Hubby, so they may come in handy. As sturdy as the Hubby is, my learning style (cough!) meant destroying or wearing out a few of these.

And last, and least, theMold King X6 Hubsan knockoff, a mean and nasty little quad, very ill-behaved, capricious if not downright malicious. I may never put an H8 on it as the entire vehicle may have been jinxed.

So I was only partly right - of these six I would only shelve four.
Posted by DuPageJoe | Today @ 07:11 PM | 67 Views
I flew at the Detroit Cloudbusters "FAC Outdoor Champs" meet at the AMA HQ in Muncie, IN, last week and had a good time, not in the least because weather was very good, though hot. Attendance was quite good over the two days I was there.

I got 4 planes in fairly good trim there. I started out with my Anna Jr. Embryo from the BMJR kit. I reached 80 seconds after good R.O.G. launches with 950 turns in a motor with 4 strands of 3/32 inch Tan Sport rubber. It had a 7 inch Peck prop and all up weight was nearly 26 grams. I narrowly missed a bean field on one flight so I didn't force too much longer flights.

My Kiwi P-30, which I was winding in the picture, was flying pretty well too, even though all up weight was 71 grams, I put 950 turns in the 6 strands of 1/8 inch Tan sport motor, and got a good climb and 65 seconds time.

I made a long shot modification on my Flying Aces Moth and had trouble trimming it on the day for Old Time Cabin competition. I put on an 8.5 inch balsa prop and upped the motor to 6 strands of 1/8 inch Tan sport, and got straight up R.O.G.'s. Next day I took out added wing incidence and got it settled down. The story is on the Free Flight Forum.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2624

Last but sort of least, I trimmed my Nesmith Cougar Peanut with 4 strands of 1/16 inch Tan rubber. Got one flight of 23 seconds before the rubber broke with 1100 turns in an 11 inch long motor (loop length).
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Posted by Sammy70 | Today @ 06:13 PM | 556 Views
Goggles
Posted by Draven | Today @ 05:33 PM | 869 Views
Stock power system. 2200 3s
Posted by Draven | Today @ 05:32 PM | 876 Views
Stock power system. 1300mah 3s Admiral
Posted by Punkie | Today @ 04:48 PM | 1,218 Views
I popped over to Old Warden Saturday for the last model weekend of the year, shame about the wind, messed up the free flight, still the tether cars were fun as usual.
I keep thinking I should get one of my old Mardave cars and rig that for tether, a circle ain't too different from an oval.....Continue Reading
Posted by RickC_RCAV8R | Today @ 03:04 PM | 1,582 Views
Gentlemen :

Going FPV can be a difficult venture to attain unless one prepares himself with quality gear . The video / audio transmission system is the heart of this . Having a well tempered model as camera platform is just as important .

The RIXY (Rick C) is a Tarot TL250H frame that uses RacerStar BR2205 motors on 30 Amp generic ESCs (temporarily) twisting King Kong 5 X 4.5 three blade props on 3S power . A Walkera 7 channel RX and KK2.1.5 flight controller complete the model . The total AUW of this one is a bit heavier than I like for a model of this 250mm size at 720 grams .

Although this bird is not one of my better builds , I did have to do some minor surgery with the canopy frame to accommodate the KK flight controller and had to fab up a raised landing gear system . The video transmission system is the one that I have previously posted . (Boscam)

The maiden flight saw this one fly right off of the work bench with 100% stock settings for the KK . Awesome vertical ascents and descents were quite good with no buffeting observed . Lateral motions were very good but may be bumped up in the stick scaling numbers to suit my flying style . The yaw rate was a tiny bit sluggish and will have to be scaled up somewhat . I will be working on these setting in the next few flights in LOS before I attempt any FPV flights .

As soon as a set of BLHeli 12 Amp ESCs show up in the mailbox , they will be substituted for the ones in place now to clean up the wiring which I am not happy with . Overall , the reset of the model will remain as it is now . As far as the first flights are concerned , this quad will be a good performer for general FPV work as I intend to do .

Regards to all of the builders and flyers and to my friends and readers . Thanx for your continued support . RickC_RCAV8R
Posted by surferguy | Today @ 02:56 PM | 1,648 Views
XK A1200 Fpv Plane Review

I eagerly charged up the flight battery. Took 2 mins to build by adding two screws to the tail and snapped the wing together. Added the JF-01 Fpv camera/tx, and I was ready to fly! This is a full flight demo and review. One of my favorite and best flying planes so far this year. The A1200 is going to stay in my hanger. I got mine from gear best.

Did you fly it yet? Any opinions?

Drone Camps RC - Full Review

PROS:
- LONG FLIGHT TIME... 20mins+
- Super durable EPO Foam. This is the most dense foam available.
- Fun to fly and fpv. So relaxing in 6G stabilize mode. Just cruise
and look around at your surroundings.
- The extra red JST plug coming off the ESC is for plugging in an FPV cam setup that can handle 7.2 volts or more. Don't plug in a 5 volt cam system into this!
- 2S 2000mah battery ( affordable to buy more ).
- Two versions available: FPV version and Non-Fpv version
- Non-Fpv version $125 ready to fly! Come on thats awesome.
- Low power draw motor for long flights.
- Comes with a switch for turning on and off the stabilization board.
- Mildly suitable for long range Fpv experience.
- Comes with 3 flight modes
- Wing snaps off for easy transport.
- servo wires dont hang out. It has micro jst plugs!
- Rear facing "pusher prop" is great for belly landings.
- Comes with an extra prop
- Comes with a good transmitter
- Suitable for a beginner to advanced pilot

CONS:
- Hand launching for the first time is a little sketchy. The auto-level will make the plane appear to wag up and down on launch. The auto-level will be fighting to keep it level as you gain altitude.

Star Rating: 5 out of 5.

Product size (L x W x H): 22.50 x 89.50 x 120.00 cm / 8.86 x 35.24 x 47.24 inches

Video Review and Flight Test :

XK A1200 Fpv Plane - REVIEW & FLIGHT TEST (15 min 30 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Today @ 02:01 PM | 2,167 Views
JJRC H36 Mini Quadcopter Review (9 min 32 sec)


Where I got it: https://goo.gl/DgMuWE

Flying at: 3:42

The JJRC H36 is cool little tiny whoop option! I need to solder on a camera yet, but the platform is stable, and I love that it has a flip button too! Small enough to take anywhere, it did good in the little wind I was flying in. Obviously in a house it would do better.

With the guards around the props it adds a level of safety, its much harder to damage the props when you bump into things, in fact, you can graze off things and not even stop flying, its a great feature! I had alot of fun with it!

Like, Comment and Subscribe!

PRO:
- Stable in slight winds
- Flip button
- Removable battery
- USB charger
- Spare props
- Fast on high rates
- Proportionate control, feels predictable
- Great flight time 6+ min

CON:
- 1 key return didnt work for me
- Lights not easiest to see in flight


Main Features:
2.4GHz control system:
Ensures the stronger anti-interference performance and powerful signal

360-degree flip:
The quadcopter will flip forward / backward / leftward / rightward according to your instructions

6 axis gyro:
Provides the best stability during indoor and outdoor flight

Colorful LED light:
The drone will shine in the darkness, shows you the right flying direction and gives you a special look

Super mini design:
Easy to carry, takes it into your pocket and enjoys flight anywhere anytime

Tumbling skill:...Continue Reading
Posted by Flyboy222 | Today @ 12:19 PM | 2,867 Views
No secret that some serious products have been released in the past three weeks. Much can be said about the portability of these products. When the Breeze and Karma was released, none could imagine the type of reception that the Mavic would bring. As such, it would only be a matter of time before the comparative video of the Mavic would be released.

In the link, DigitalRev's Warren and Lok take both the Phantom 4 and the Mavic out for a spin. See what they discover about both. A WeTalkUAVs exclusive: http://www.wetalkuav.com/mavic-drtv/
Posted by rinoki71 | Today @ 12:08 PM | 2,980 Views
My video review of the Mould King Super-X. A large low-cost quadcopter.

Only $36.99

Mould King "Super-X" Full review & Flight Test (18 min 8 sec)

Posted by theimacman | Today @ 11:12 AM | 3,513 Views
One for the kids, or Super Mario Bros fans.

Carrera RC - Mario Kart 8 RC Mario - Review and Run (7 min 54 sec)

Posted by schumixmd | Today @ 08:56 AM | 4,374 Views
Hi everyone,

Lately REDCON started to release a bunch of different receivers for different brands. They got my attention just because they are much more affordable that original receivers.

The latest receiver I was offered to review by Banggood is REDCON CM703 2.4G 7CH



This is a 7ch DSM2/DMSx receiver with PPM out, which is the best feature of this receiver in my opinion, and at 8$ - let's agree it is more than affordable and a good competitor for all other compatible receivers.

Some specs borrowed from the site:

Brand Name: REDCON
Item Name: CM703
Band: 2.4G
Channel: 7
Operating Voltage: 3.3V-9.6V
Modulation: DSM2/DSMX
Dimensions: 47 x 24x14 mm
Weight: 10g (4.8g Naked)
Brown-Out Voltage: 4.0v (Always supply power above this voltage)
Antenna Length Main RX: 13.5cm (2)
Expected Range: 800m (tested with JR DSX9)
PPM Output: Yes (support RC multicopters)
Compatible Transmitter: JR and Spektrum DSMX DSM2 transmitter
Output: 7 channels with PPM Output
Antenna gain: 3dbi gain antenna, 15dbi gain amplifier.

Features:
Stronger anti-interference ability and farther control range.
Patent pending Model Match prevents flying a model using the wrong model memory (feature does not work with module systems)
Servo Sync (feature does not work with module systems)
Preset failsafe system
Quick Connect
Compatibility (Spectrum and JR DSM2 /DSMX): DX6I,DX7,DX8, DSX7,DSX9 DSX11



...Continue Reading
Posted by juantamad | Today @ 08:32 AM | 4,553 Views
Here is the JJRC H36 that I got from Gearbest.com , its easy to fly, very stable and easy to control, good specs and affordable, just want to share my photos of the drone.

Brand: JJRC

Type: Quadcopter

Features: Radio Control

Functions: 3D rollover,Headless Mode,One Key Automatic Return,Sideward flight,Speed up,Turn left/right,Up/down

Remote Control: Radio Control

Channel: 4-Channels

Detailed Control Distance: 30m

Transmitter Power: 2 x 1.5V AA battery(not included)

Model Power: 1 x Lithium battery(included)

Battery: 3.7V 150mAh

Flying Time: 5~6mins

Charging Time (h): 30 – 50 minutes

Product weight: 0.022 kg

Package weight: 0.230 kg

Product size (L x W x H): 9.50 x 9.50 x 5.00 cm / 3.74 x 3.74 x 1.97 inches

Package size (L x W x H): 14.00 x 8.60 x 11.00 cm / 5.51 x 3.39 x 4.33 inches

Package Contents: 1 x RC Quadcopter, 1 x Transmitter, 1 x USB Cable, 4 x Spare Blade, 1 x English User Manual

What do you think?
Posted by juantamad | Today @ 08:27 AM | 4,573 Views
Check out this drone giveaway by Gearbest.com. Three drones will be given away, just want to share this to all droners!

GTENG T901C RC QUADCOPTER

GTENG T902C RC QUADCOPTER

GTENG T903 INVERTED QUADCOPTER

http://smalldronesreview.com/2016/09...onal-giveaway/
Posted by 747Pilot | Today @ 08:23 AM | 4,601 Views
Disclaimer : I am not employed or compensated by TBRC
Just a fan. Visiti TBRC Wings at Facebook or www.tbrcwings.com

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It's your favourite time of the month again. It's competition time!

We are holding a raffle this time as we're raising money to help Team Canada get to Drone Worlds.

Up for grabs is a TBRC Reflex and one of our brand new mini wings that we've been developing. The name has not even been officially announced yet on this wing! You'll be the first in the world to own a production version of it should you participate and win.

$1 will give you 1 entry
$5 will give you 7 entries
$10 will give you 20 entries

This month’s contest serves a dual purpose.

1. Your donation helps get Team Canada Wing Pilots to Hawaii.
2. A chance to take home not one but two wings for only a buck.

100% of the proceeds donated/collected will be given to Team Canada wing pilots that will be attending Drone Worlds in October. This money has to be raised to help offset each indiviuals expenses such as meals, accommodations and airfares.

To find out more about Team Canada feel free to go and like our FaceBook page. https://www.facebook.com/TeamCanadaFPV/?fref=ts

To date we have given away 20 wings for free to both contest winners and people who have just been down on their luck and after a bad crash we just sent them a new one no strings. This time we are asking you to help support a team of pilots get to the Worlds and show them exactly a fantastic and supportive community we all share.

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Posted by shikahanbai | Today @ 03:25 AM | 5,528 Views
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Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 02:30 AM | 6,001 Views
Hey guys!

This is an adventure my buddy and I captured a few months back when he ran 6S in his Pro Boat Blackjack 24 inch Catamaran Brushless RTR RC Boat.

Enjoy!
GB

6S Smoke On The Water - Pro Boat Blackjack 24 inch Catamaran Brushless RTR RC Boat (4 min 2 sec)