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Posted by Eastcoast78 | May 10, 2014 @ 11:48 PM | 3,803 Views
Just a video showing the step by step process of updating your DragonLink TX and RX

DRAGON LINK NEXT GENERATION FIRMWARE REVISION # 9The Dragon Link Next Generation Firmware is now available !!! This firmware is a HUGE advance in performance and resistance to interference, and can be flashed at home to any Version 2 system at home with the USB update device available from www.dragonlinkrc.com I do not have a list of changes for the new firmware, because EVERYTHING has changed, this is not an update to our firmware, this was a total rework of the entire firmware, and the results are amazing. The resistance to interference is incredible, along with increased range, and absolutely stable, rock solid control. I highly recommend to everyone that you update to this firmware ASAP, this advance just takes the Dragon Link to the next level of reliability and performance ! You can download the latest Next Generation Firmware from here
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v1s20snwq...mdpuf6tLeHUXla


How To Update your DragonLink Firmware (7 min 58 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Feb 11, 2014 @ 03:31 AM | 3,004 Views
Just a little test schematic for the TlyFlyOSD to DOSD
Posted by Eastcoast78 | Dec 15, 2013 @ 12:31 AM | 4,012 Views
Hey everyone, well its that time of year again when most of the snow dwellers spend more time building then flying. This year i decided to pick up a Skywalker Condor 1880mm wingspan from BevRC.

Kit was well packed with minor shipping damage. A few dings here and there but nothing major. They need to start shipping with the BIG CF wing spar taped to the inside wall of the box then to the foam bubble wrap. Some people have had a lot of score makes across there wings etc. As we all know there is nothing better then a new foam model. Opening a box to find packaging damage is quite disheartening.
These are some earlier videos when i made the DIY Headtracker. Plans are to use it with the scale cockpit.
DIY Headtracker Adruino (5 min 25 sec)


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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Jul 25, 2013 @ 12:08 AM | 5,080 Views
Hello everyone!!

Been awhile sense I've done a review on my blog. With summer creeping by, spending the most time i can outside flying is consuming a lot of it.

Last week i picked up a fairly new model from FlyZone called the Tidewater. I've wanted a plane that i could take off from a pond for sometime now. There are a few on the market, but when i seen this one i jumped at it.

The plane went together in a short amount of time. Within 30mins you can be on the lake. I had a scale LED kit from Hobby King now for sometime and i thought this would be the perfect candidate.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ng_System.html

A few things to note though. Stock ESC has been known to fail. Mine was super hot on the day of hand launch trim flight. Temps that day were high 80s with no wind. Boy did the stock esc hot... abeiante temp on the planes wing mid 90s. Battery was 11OF. 3-4 mins after the flight the temp on the heat sink was 125f...so I'm thinking it was mid 13Of during the flight.

The heat sink of the esc was facing inwards, with the Velcro covering it. Due to no air flow, i can see this being a issue, which it is.
I swapped out the stock esc for a Hobby King 40-50A speedy, which has a nice big heat sink on it. It don't pull anywhere near the 50A, but the heat sink helps a lot. I also wait 5 min between flights to let it cool down.

I covered the Elev servo with clear packing tape. Then cut a small slit for the horn. It well help keep the water off the servo. I also...Continue Reading
Posted by Eastcoast78 | Jun 26, 2013 @ 10:24 AM | 4,849 Views
New custom dragon Link/ Spektrum trainer port cable for sale. Comes with same grade locking molex connector.

Buyer chooses what type of connector to be installed to provide power to DL. Jst/deans/XT60.

Price is 20 dollars shipped anywhere in Canada/USA.


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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Apr 09, 2013 @ 11:50 PM | 6,947 Views
Heres the video progress of my latest FPV build. parts used.

HK Bixler version 1.1 Kit.
DX7s
Dragon Link LRS
DragonLink OSD
RCTimer 2826/6 2200kv BL
Plush 30A speedy
APC 6x4 and 7x4 Props
Small parts CNC mount.
3S 2200Mah
3S 500-1000mah for VTX/camera

FPV
RMRC 1.3vRX (saw upgraed int version)
RMRC 1.3 800mW vTX

The cheapest HK CCD cam. It was the 16 dollar one., its ok for what it is. But
looking into a SC 540 or something. Still doing some research.

1.3 CL and SpW CP antanna's (Self made)

Fatshark base goggles( the last of the BIG FOV) love them compared to the pred's my friends have. The foam eye liners are very comfortable as well

RMRC DVR1000
7'' monitor(Ebay) blue screens( not concerned as i hardly run it anymore ,unless i have people wanting to watch.

Build videos.
Bixler v1.1 FPV build (5 min 43 sec)


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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Mar 26, 2013 @ 01:29 AM | 5,298 Views
Just 2 pictures of the 1.2 CL and SPW antennas i made. They work awesome. Best thing, the tolerances are greater and still get great performance. Compared to say the 5.8's i made. Which are a PIA to make.
Posted by Eastcoast78 | Jan 21, 2013 @ 11:15 AM | 5,359 Views
Decided to make a little video showing a simple way to test the correct orientation for your Dragon link RX antenna.
Hope this helps someone
Dragon Link Antenna-Flown with Dragon Link (3 min 36 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Nov 14, 2012 @ 11:30 AM | 5,933 Views
Hey guys, well after having my Radian Pro for almost 2 years now. I have gotten a lot of videos in that time. So i thought i would add my entire video collection starting from day 1.

Radian Pro Maiden Flight (6 min 59 sec)


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Sticky: New KK2.0
Posted by Eastcoast78 | Oct 27, 2012 @ 05:52 PM | 7,277 Views
Well!! Been putting my new KK 2.0 though its paces the last while heres some vidoes.
This is the best KK board to date..The user face is very nice indeed. Easy to use and now comes with KK 1.2 firmware. So no
need to flash it.
Feel free to ask any questions you may have. Also Subscribe to my Youtube channel to get updates
Q450 with KK2.0 (5 min 34 sec)


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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Oct 07, 2012 @ 10:39 AM | 6,171 Views
Posted by Eastcoast78 | May 19, 2012 @ 11:03 PM | 8,563 Views
I put my Quadcopter in a few weeks ago. So had to build a new one.
This time wanted folding arms, the arm broke on the last one,resulting is atotalled frame.
Now with foldable/removable arms, in the event of a crash. Its as easy as replacing a arm vs the entire frame.


The frame is based on the Elcheapo Home Depot" basswood and ply frame.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1543356

I used a 6''x 12'' 1/8 Ply Cut in half for a 6''x 6'' Main frame.
The arms are 10mmx10mm 36'' stock. The come in a variety of sizes.
This time i decided to shorten up the arms by 1'' making them 13''. The arms are in the Quad's "Main body 3''. Which gives a 10'' arm.

Using 4 #6 1/1/2'' bolts, they well act as the pivot point for the arms to fold inward, to the back and to the front! I used 2 washers, locking washer plus a wing nut.
The wing nut well allow for easy tightening and loosing of the arms for transportation, storage, also it well give, if there is ever a mishap.

On my last ECHD quad, i glued the arms directly to the 6''x6''ply. It was pretty darn tuff, i used the new Gorilla Super Glue. Boy is that stuff strong. Sets in about 30 secs and is crazy strong, its light and drys clear.
I highly recommend it

So back to the build.

Cutting eight 2'' blocks, i glued 2 too each end of the arms. Giving enough area to mount the motors later.

The way i lined up the arms to be perfect(as good as i could get) was a bit tricky.
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Posted by Eastcoast78 | May 06, 2012 @ 10:01 PM | 7,395 Views
Posted by Eastcoast78 | Apr 27, 2012 @ 11:55 PM | 6,823 Views
Picked up a nice Seagull Edge540 from a club member last week, Running a thunder tiger .46 2stroke, Hitec and Futaba digital servos

Really like the duel elev servos

My maiden well be soon

I've seen her fly a few times and shes rock solid

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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Apr 27, 2012 @ 09:50 AM | 6,887 Views
New plane
Hobby King 55'' EPO Sbach (5 min 37 sec)


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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Apr 07, 2012 @ 08:21 PM | 7,017 Views
QuadCopter Evening Flight

QuadCopter Night Flight (8 min 58 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Mar 19, 2012 @ 02:12 AM | 7,266 Views
i had my 4-Site for a year or so, but she finally bit the dirt! i was sick of re- gluing that fragile airframe.

So i scaled down some planes of the Sexy Sbach to 17''WS and tossed the guts in her.

Foam used was DSF and AUW is around 41g

Heres the Preview of her and the Maiden flight!

Preview
RC UMX Sbach Scratchbuilt (9 min 29 sec)


Maiden
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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Jan 29, 2012 @ 12:49 AM | 7,338 Views
Some new Videos.
First time really dialing her in indoors!

El Cheapo Home Depot Frame QuadCopter Indoor Flight (8 min 11 sec)


First test with GoPro
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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Dec 26, 2011 @ 06:06 PM | 10,507 Views
Well after the 2nd and last crash with my HK Mini Quad frame, i was in no mood to reapair it, so i went with a scratch-build.
I went with Randells Elcheapo Home Depot" basswood and ply frame
I mean where can you get a quad frame for less then 10bucks? Hobby King you say!! I knew when i put that frame together it wasn't going to last!!

This one is soooo!!! much stronger! It took about 2-3 hrs to cut and build. I used 100% Gorilla Super Glue! Its the newest glue they have, and it has the viscosity of Med CA, sets in about 15-20 sec enough to let it cure. I then Clamped it moving on to the next. Its dried clear and has a Expoy look when dried.
Strong as ole hell too!!
http://www.gorillaglue.com/glues/superglue/index.aspx

Which i need for my Quad Skillz. I just have a hard time keeping orientation.
I'm going to use a loft over piece of stock and shim it between the 2 plates when tightening down the 550 Align Hili skid,(Thanks Brent!) its clamps it in there perfect!
I want to see if it having a tail like a Hili would help. I can Fly Hilis pretty good! Cause to me a QuadCopter is like flying a frisbe!!


I don't have any kind of Elec saw, so i cut the pieces buy hand with a hobby back saw!
AUW is just over 1000g with 2200mah

Link to Randalls Build thread!!!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1543356


DEC 27th

Heading out in a couple of hrs for the Maiden. Its a beauty of a day here 1C and sunny and no wind!! feels nice and spring like!!

I added this...Continue Reading