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Posted by MassiveOverkill | Apr 29, 2015 @ 04:29 PM | 3,142 Views
Please stop the senseless and needless slaughter of Mobius wide lens cameras. I see new victims being targeted: RuncamHD. Who or what is the evil villain killing innocent Mobius Wide Lens cameras?

THE WEDGE!!

Many Charpu wannabes have fallen for THE WEDGE, choosing to mount their wide lens Mobius cameras on top these purveyors of death, not realizing that in an upside side or frontal crash, they're most likely to kill their wide lens. The lens module, not wanting to die alone often takes out the PCB with it, because as we all know: misery loves company.

The solution:

Even toy-grade multirotor companies realize 'Wouldn't it be nice if the lens could be rotated within the housing?' Why can't we have this feature built into our expensive HD cameras?

Eletoponline, Runcam, you two listening?

Until either of the above implement this much-sought feature you have a couple of options:

Buy a 3Dprinted housing that allows for the lens module to be repositioned:

http://great3d.com/products/mobius-t...plastic-spider



or you can mod your existing housing. I took a mini hacksaw and cut out the top of my Mobius case and also removed the mounting ribs on the bottom of the case, slapped it back together and held the lens in place with hot glue. I intended to use Sugru but the damn stuff has a shelf life of ludicrous. The results:



...Continue Reading
Posted by engnr | Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:31 PM | 1,949 Views
This guide will explain how to make your own 3D printed FPV backpack, which can be attached to almost anything for instant FPV fun!

http://engnr.cc/guides/3d-printed-fpv-backpack-build/
Posted by SiXPaX | Apr 27, 2015 @ 10:17 PM | 1,911 Views
I am also planning to purchase 2mm and 5mm red and black shrink tubing off of hobbyking as well. $0.25 is cheap as heck for 1 m of it...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ACK_1mtr_.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/2717473...lpid=82&chn=ps

As long as your charger has a JST connector this will allow you to charge 5 batteries at a time...

Or for faster US shipping.... (but more $$)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HUBSAN-X4-SY...3D271747365608

LOL, they are actually only 30 miles from me.....

Cheapest I have seen......

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-to-5-Balan...37560992&rt=nc

EDIT : You could also use these with the stock charger but would take a much longer time to charge!!!!!
Posted by engnr | Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:30 PM | 1,908 Views
A quick review of UAV.Graphic’s PVC landing pads for multirotors and helicopters, as seen on the Gadget Show.

http://engnr.cc/reviews/uav-graphics...ng-pad-review/
Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 27, 2015 @ 10:03 PM | 1,886 Views
A beautiful night flight with my Hobbyzone Sport Cub S2 "Sky Eye."

Hobbyzone Sport Cub S2 "Sky Eye" - The Journey Home (4 min 19 sec)

Aircraft: Hobbyzone Sport Cub S2
Camera: 808 #16 Wide-Angle Lens.
Battery: Lectron Pro 1s 600mAH 35c.
Adapter: EFlite JST-RCY to UM Cable.
Wheels: Dubro 1.5"
Posted by usfpv | Apr 27, 2015 @ 04:00 PM | 1,817 Views
This is our test unit. It was delivered with the 1-axis gimbal (not stabilized) 4.3 in LCD TX, ARS system (parachute), and 7000mAh battery.

We hope to have the 7" android Tx shortly.
Posted by theimacman | Apr 28, 2015 @ 02:54 PM | 1,815 Views
Nano quadcopter from the makers of the awesome X7.

Bayang Toys - X6 Aircraft - Review and Flight (7 min 19 sec)

Posted by GiusedtoBe | Apr 27, 2015 @ 09:48 PM | 1,783 Views
Well this old bird flew away awhile back due to signal loss. (crappy Rx) Went down in the woods and all things considered very minor damage. Left wing broken off midway. Tail broken off, spinner smashed up. Again, going down in the wood sight unseen pretty moderate damage.

Let it stew for a few months but finally began the renovation and decided it needed a total overhaul yet again. Mostly just cosmetic this time with a new livery keeping with my penchant for N Afrika schemes. Will glass the wings with WBPU (thanks Microlyn) and reshape the spinner.

Going to repaint Black 8 desert scheme.

http://www.markstyling.com/bf109es6.htm...Continue Reading
Posted by engnr | Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:29 PM | 1,754 Views
The Ridge Ryder is HobbyKing’s brand new slope soaring flying wing. Read on for the full unboxing review.

http://engnr.cc/reviews/hobbyking-ri...e-wing-review/
Posted by davidterrell80 | Apr 30, 2015 @ 05:44 AM | 1,713 Views
http://news.yahoo.com/ranger-uses-st...215856601.html

Ranger uses stun gun on man operating drone over lava lake

Associated Press By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
April 28, 2015 8:57 PM

HONOLULU (AP) — A park ranger used a Taser on a man flying a drone over a lake of lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, then arrested the man in front of several hundred people after telling him that flying an unmanned aircraft at a national park is prohibited.

Crowds have been flocking to an overlook area at the park to watch a steadily rising lava lake at the summit of Kilauea volcano.

Travis Ray Sanders brought his family to the park on Saturday evening to record the lava with his drone and didn't realize the man yelling at him to bring it down was a ranger, he told Hawaii News Now.

"He sounded very angry, confrontational — like he wanted to fight — and I didn't really want to stick around for it so I just told him, 'I don't have ID and I'm leaving," Sanders told the Honolulu news station.

The ranger asked Sanders three times to bring the drone down, and Sanders eventually brought it down, park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane told The Associated Press Tuesday.

"The ranger identified himself and approached the individual, who refused to identify himself," Ferracane said.

Because Sanders fled and was near the edge of the caldera rim — where there's a 500-foot drop — the ranger deployed a Taser, she said.

Another visitor to the park, Randy Horne,...Continue Reading
Posted by engnr | Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:29 PM | 1,700 Views
Today I’m taking a look at the Phoenix 1600mm EPO/Composite glider from HobbyKing.

http://engnr.cc/reviews/hobbyking-ph...glider-review/
Posted by engnr | Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:28 PM | 1,697 Views
The SL5 by 3D-DS is a 3D printed micro quadcopter frame freely available for download from Thingiverse. I put one together to see how it performs.

http://engnr.cc/reviews/sl5-3d-print...ro-quadcopter/
Posted by Bruce Cox | Apr 27, 2015 @ 08:12 PM | 1,692 Views
Hey Now Fellow fliers
I'm enjoying my Blade 130X
After my 1st big crash I need a new frame and a new motor
Can someone suggest good inexpensive frame
I think I'll go with the stock motor from Horizon
Peace
Posted by Kenny Rustler | Apr 27, 2015 @ 07:14 PM | 1,692 Views
Hi all,

I am just letting folks know about a giveaway contest Gearbest.com is doing.

Link below is for the forum page on fpvlab.com. The details for the giveaway are posted there.


http://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread....am-By-GearBest
Posted by crash-man | Apr 28, 2015 @ 03:14 PM | 1,672 Views
Not-So-Live From SEFF 2015

In this 307th installment of our little show you'll get to hear the stuff we recorded live while we were on the grounds at Hodges Field for SEFF 2015. I recorded some segments with some of our favorite vendors, and then Laine grabbed the mic and did some "Man On The Street" interviews. I think you'll enjoy this one.

Don't forget! We will be back in the workshop doing the LIVE thing on Wednesday, April 29th at 8pm Central!

SHOW PAGE

FACEBOOK FAN PAGE (Show Announcements)

CRASHCAST LISTENER'S PAGE (Group Discussion)

NEXT LIVE SHOW - Starting at 8pm CDST on Wednesday evening.


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Posted by Mr.Jagger | Apr 27, 2015 @ 05:52 PM | 1,640 Views
Out in the wild for the first time and I didn't bother to calibrate the compass.Lesson learned,hot glue gun used.

First crash (1 min 10 sec)


A bit of added info this is a 2015 model Quanum Nova.
Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:23 PM | 1,617 Views
Cool action here, guys!

Capt. Craig "Rocket" Baker, VDT (Viper Demo Team) pilot, is back turning, burning and scorching the skies in his General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. Here he performs the 'Sharks Tooth' maneuver at the 2015 Melbourne Air Show.

Viper F-16 Evasive Shark's Tooth Maneuver - Melbourne, 2015 (0 min 45 sec)

Posted by AL Porter | Apr 28, 2015 @ 03:14 PM | 1,613 Views
Posted by denny1528 | Apr 27, 2015 @ 06:52 PM | 1,602 Views
Hello Im using a turnigy 2200mah 3s lipo. For some reason the first cell drains down way before the other cells. Any advice is needed asap. Thanks!!
Posted by CyberJay | Apr 28, 2015 @ 12:23 PM | 1,597 Views
I've been interested in FPV for some time, but it seemed like a large financial investment just to try it out. Around Black Friday 2013 I had bought myself a cheap TV to use, but it never got further than that.

February 2015 I went over to a buddy's house and tested out his Nano QX FPV on both Dominator V2s, and also my TV. I decided I liked the TV better, and that I loved FPV. Went home to order my own Nano QX FPV, only to find they were on back order until April.

Nano QX FPV #1 started life as a regular Nano QX. I bought the clear frame, front props, and camera mount from Horizon. I got the camera here on RCG, it apparently came off of an FPV Vapor. So the one below with no canopy and black rear props was built up by me back in February.

Nano QX FPV #2 arrived from Horizon last week. I had back ordered it in February. It's only flown a couple times so far, just to test it out.

My initial setup is an ImmersionRC 5.8Ghz Uno receiver with RHCP Omni going into my TV. Now that I've gotten into it, I think I'm going to be spending a lot more money on equipment, but this is working pretty good so far.

-J