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Posted by bighead93 | Jan 19, 2014 @ 09:25 PM | 2,620 Views
Posted by Nightstone | Jan 19, 2014 @ 08:49 PM | 1,700 Views
Took my light Delta and my F450 with me on a road trip down some Arizona back roads. It was alot of fun and gave me more experience landing in tight unconventional locations. Landing areas were anywhere from roadside pavement to dirt roads and one bush.

Highlight of the day was when I passed a forest ranger driving down the road and he came back and spent some time watching us and chatting. Scariest flight was flying the quad off a busy paved road into some rough terrain to get some shots.

It was a fun day and the little dollar tree delta did great even had a bunch of spectators at a local national monument watching me photograph it from the air.

Cannot wait till the UHF gear gets here and I can fly further out.

Keep in mind these pics are just Mobius cam pics.

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Posted by Electric Ohio | Jan 19, 2014 @ 08:36 PM | 1,212 Views
Well the house smells like paint and the wife is not so happy. The rebuild and paint is coming along and now just going over the parts that need to be painted over and cleaned up. The devil is in the details for sure. Every time I turn a part over I see a spot that I missed. Here is where it is at right this minute. Kurt Monnington paint scheme as close as I can get it. I will keep tinkering until I am happy.
Posted by Hobby WOW | Jan 19, 2014 @ 08:23 PM | 2,549 Views
1.If flying time is less 9 mins,then can use the newest software V.123(only for walkera battery).

2.QR X350 control program upgrade tool including UP02 cable and UP02 Adapter.

3.Connect the blue single wire to signal wire of update access of flyer(blue to white),and connect yellow single wire to power wire of update access of flyer(yellow to red).Connect black single wire to ground of update access of flyer

Posted by francischie | Jan 19, 2014 @ 07:53 PM | 4,214 Views
Since I haven't received my ESC parts for my first quadcopter build, I spend time modifying the gimbal that I bought originally for my DJI phantom to fit the Mobius Action Cam mount.

I have a original 3d design for a mount on sketchup but still don't have 3D printer to play with so I'm just going to build something from tools that I already have on my garage and materials that I can buy from local hardware store.

Materials that I used:

2mm fiber glass plastic (bought from Lowes)
1 1/4" x 1/16" inc aluminum bracket. (brought from Lowes).
Can spray paint (also from Lowes).
Gimbal for GoPro: http://www.goodluckbuy.com/dji-phant...hy-blalck.html

Finished Project:

You will noticed that I switched the arm of the gimbal between the ROLL and PITCH to best fit the Mobius. The original settings has longer arm on ROLL and the PITCH has shorter because the shape of the GoPro but for mobius it is best to reverse it.
Posted by flymike1 | Jan 19, 2014 @ 06:55 PM | 1,672 Views
Posted by flymike1 | Jan 19, 2014 @ 06:39 PM | 1,627 Views
Griffwerks 1/18/2014 (5 min 13 sec)

Posted by flymike1 | Jan 19, 2014 @ 05:21 PM | 1,533 Views
Posted by stormheli | Jan 19, 2014 @ 05:18 PM | 1,386 Views
my new hk500 cmt build!!!!!! turned out very nice after the upgraded parts
Posted by BE6611 | Jan 19, 2014 @ 04:59 PM | 1,310 Views
Hello everybody,
I want another RC helicopter. The problem is, which one? Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I almost always post a poll in my threads, and there is another one above. Voting optional, but the main issue is .more important. Thanks
Posted by bighead93 | Jan 19, 2014 @ 04:41 PM | 2,338 Views
Flying FPV at Folsom Lake 1-18-14 (6 min 52 sec)

We have a serious drought coming...Mid January and the weather is like spring! No rain...lake is drying up!
Posted by FWAL | Jan 19, 2014 @ 04:16 PM | 1,987 Views
After 2 hrs of slope combat abuse including 2 SAS Cobras, SAS 60" Wildthing and a very scared (Out of harms way) Easy Glider it was time for a bit of Four Play
Posted by PeterVRC | Jan 19, 2014 @ 04:13 PM | 5,198 Views
A glider??? YAWN...
I think I have owned ONE glider in my life before....

I was thinking about getting a DLG (Discus Launch Glider), just for some 'short lived' park fun, but then I thought "That would be VERY short lived fun" (per flight)! So I went hunting for a REAL glider to get....

It came down to two choices.... both from HobbyKing as usual.
1) FOX, which was a 2320mm wingspan, aerobatic/sports glider
2) Minimoa, which was a 2000mm wingspan scale 'gliding' glider

I read up on both, and both got great reviews from owners, so it was actually a tough decision.
FOX.... "Hmmm, 320mm more...." and "Sporty", which might make gliding a bit more interesting! Thus it won the tender.... JUST.... and even as I ordered it I was still wondering of it was the right one to choose. Both had their own small differences in what they were, and intended to do.... and each case had great appeal.

I think I might have chosen the WRONG one..... (more on that later)

Posted by jbrumberg | Jan 19, 2014 @ 03:34 PM | 2,251 Views
I am certainly no artist, but contrasting colors with some vertical striping definitely helps visual orientation at distance with these mini sized quads.
Posted by darkelf1000 | Jan 19, 2014 @ 02:46 PM | 1,659 Views
Well, have finally got into FPV cars and got my first car setup and filming, not syre where this will lead but hey...thats half the fun isnt it?.....

Posted by tuootal | Jan 19, 2014 @ 02:16 PM | 1,980 Views
Got myself an new toy

Posted by ZroDesigns | Jan 19, 2014 @ 02:08 PM | 1,444 Views
Putting the business prep aside for a bit. Going to visit friends in Newport Oregon the end of March for a week. Perfect opportunity to pull out one of my old projects to put together the prototype for the coast. 96" Pitcheron with a full flying stab added, carbon socked foam fuse, Bling, carbon foam cored wings and stab. Possible "thing that goes up" and split rudder aribrake if time permits.
Posted by MicroRotors | Jan 19, 2014 @ 12:45 PM | 3,625 Views
I picked up this lil gem, (PG Gerasis) 2M Fox at the 2014 Model show in Ontario, Ca in the "Swap Shop" section. I pretty much lucked out, as I was about 30 minutes late from the door opening. Luck would have it that the guy was still unpacking his stuff and as I was standing their, the gentleman just put a price on it and was looking for a spot to put it on display.

RIGHT IN MY HAND!, ... it never touched the floor or the table.

Anyhow, It turns out that I lucked out in more ways than one. After plunking my money down and walking away with my newly acquired score, I started seeing issues with it.

1). Rudder was glued non operational, ... (broke loose and removed and cleaned up)
2). Rudder was glued off center because the fin was way off, ... (removed rubber post and replaced with fin squared)
3). Fuselage has some cracks at the canopy opening bulging further than the canopy, ... (carbon added, cured with canopy in place)
4). Canopy mounting was wrong and misaligned, ... (removed front pin, enlarged opening and re-glued in correct position)
5). Servo tray was to high making it impossible to seat the canopy, ... (removed radio tray, made a new one and placed it in correct position)
6). Canopy lip on the fuselage is chipped, ... (will fix after maiden)

7). Servos movements interfere with canopy, ... (lowered radio tray)
8). Control rods are binding badly, ... (cleaned out elevator control rod tubing, replaced rudder control rod and tubing)
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