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Posted by DimoX | Yesterday @ 11:53 PM | 163 Views
Testing out the new faceplate with fan add on to the Fatshark Goggles

1:45 Star wars reference 3:22 Sith Shark 6:02 Applying the foam/adhesive
7:21 Starwars ringtone blasts off 8:50 Button functionality in note
8:58 Comfort Test 9:13 Darth Fatshark Vader Impressions
9:50 Minor Light Bleed



Installing new Fatshark faceplate & Star Wars humor! from Banggood (12 min 9 sec)

Posted by ringolong | Yesterday @ 09:55 PM | 269 Views
Filmed with the P4 and X5.(Oly 25mm & Dji 15mm)
Mowbray Mountain, Tennessee 4/30/2016 (1 min 23 sec)

Posted by Jackthelen | Yesterday @ 06:55 PM | 430 Views
I am building a VFO75 ( Hyper Taxi Clone) and would like to use a new AS3X receiver. Does anyone out there have any idea how to set up this receiver?
Posted by Flokie | Yesterday @ 05:45 PM | 1,629 Views
Ok, this morning, ready for another go at this flying business ended in double quick time. We got to our location and sadly noticed wind speed much higher this morning, buy hey we got up early and made the 10 minute trip.. So try something, right?

Well the syma x5, it would not fly into the wind and was just pushed back so abandoned the idea and went for the Tarantula x6, it seemed to work ok at first but while doing a couple of low passes I realised I didnt have my glasses on so reaching for them I accidently pushed max throttle and up and away went the copter, straight out of my sight, without glasses, I tried to get my glasses on but it was disapearing fast, moment of panic as I could not see it. Instead of cutting power I handed the controller to my son and he start to lose sight and by the time he tried to regain control it was far far away. He managed to bring it down slightly but it dropped and was essentialy lost from view. I guess transmitter range had a bearing.

Oh dear! (or words to that effect), now the big search in very muddy farmers fields, I searched every where around the last location but nothing, the only part we could not get to was a hill full of barbed wire that the x6 appeared to go behind, beyond this flat fields that went on for about half a mile.

I start to think, well thats it its gone and was prepared for the loss but credit to my son who would not give up, he was sure where it came down so we drove right around this area until we...Continue Reading
Posted by reddyrightnow | Yesterday @ 05:24 PM | 1,963 Views
In need of a ZH Racing rear wheel SB5 hub.
It allows fitting the Nuova faor rear wheel
Posted by racermark | Yesterday @ 04:53 PM | 2,130 Views
I started the build today adn it will be my first Published Build.

The Rework of the Tarot 680 Pro.
I will call it the Tarot 680 ++.

I want to make it BIGGER but very light. I have chosen to increase the size to 960, partially because it is a cool number and Mostly because it fit perfectly with the Carbon 1000 mmTubes I purchased on ebay. Just kidding I wanted it that big.

The first check was to see if the 16 mm tubes will support an AUW of 5000 to 6000 grams.

testing shows NO PROBLEM with the tubes. The real problem will be in the center section.
My work today was to cut the tubes to the correct length, and after 2 cups of coffee and several measurements I cam up with the actual carbon tube length of 400 mm. This plus the two ends and the separation of the mounts in the center section gave me what is as close to 960 as I can measure, (My calipers are not big enough to measure the complete span at one time).
The first thing I have done to strengthen the center section is to use one long tube in the non folding pair of arms. This seems to strengthen the entire structure massively.
Posted by Jimbo Sailor | Yesterday @ 04:47 PM | 2,152 Views
I have made up my mind on the deck.
Planks will be 1/8x1/4 teak with a 1mm thick black pvc edge tape between planks to simulate polysulfide caulking.

I am going to epoxy everything to the deck before installing on the boat. Also, I will make a jig up to pre-form the deck curvature to follow the sheer line...(the bow itself has about a 2 7/16 rise from the lowest point along the sheer)...this should avoid any tendency for the now laminated deck to resist the bending force required to curve to the sheer line.

Jury is still out regarding decking orientation, that being fore-aft (traditional) or curved...9 members say curved, 3 still holding out for fore and aft... Time to break out the cat'o'nine tails!

When it comes to finishing, I may just use teak oil and wax. I would like it to be the actual weathered look. I think I will take some pcs outside and let the sun expose it and see how long it takes...(insert Jeopardy final round jingle here...[ ] )


Cabin sides will be straight sided as per Garrys' design. This was decided as I looked at the cabinsides of my favourite traditional looking sailboat, the Bristol Channel Cutter.

My next project will be cutting out the actual hull and deck!
Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Yesterday @ 03:32 PM | 2,737 Views
Lately Ive been serious about getting my AP rigs in the air. Its been a goal of mine for years but life always gets in the way. The company I work at is trying to set up a 333 program for their A/V production teams. So in an effort to get some demo reel footage out there for them been flying a lot lately testing and tuning. Don't have any footage worth showing yet but its all progress.

At lunch there are a group of guys with Inspires and Phantoms that get together and mess around. At this point we are all just getting into aerial video so its fun to see the differences in gear and skill level.

I inherited a DJI F550 that flies decent but the servo operated gimbal is pretty ghetto and its underpowered.
My rig is a Talon hexacopter frame with a 2axis brushless gimbal. Im currently setting it up with a full VTX and monitor setup. It flies pretty solid, it setup with an Ardupilot APM and GPS. The video is pretty seamless so im stoked on that.
Posted by Helldiver | Yesterday @ 03:07 PM | 2,873 Views
Posted by HybridDrone | Yesterday @ 03:03 PM | 2,925 Views
Hi,

I need to buy used (no airworthiness) rc paramotors, gliders, parachutes
to cut them into pieces and build 1-5m size wings for RC paramotors.

Let me know your opinion.

darius
manta103g@gmail.com
Posted by ChillPhatCat | Yesterday @ 02:39 PM | 3,099 Views
Well the scroll saw is too loud for the rest of the residents during quiet time so I went about this task the medieval way... It was a pretty productive session. The balsa wasn't too bad but even 1/16" ply is brutal. Still there's some sadistic pleasure to be had cutting pieces with a blade. I'm leaving the paper outlines on the balsa pieces until final sanding to make sure I don't lose anything. Next I need to make cutouts in the big formers for fuel tank etc. and I've got to rip a couple sheets of balsa to get 1/4x1/8 sticks... I'm too cheap to buy bundles of sticks.
Posted by slimething | Yesterday @ 02:22 PM | 3,111 Views
This thread is moderated just so everyone knows. Done from my phone so will add to it later.
Posted by d0uglas | Yesterday @ 02:01 PM | 3,119 Views
Oh no, my precious Apprentice! The NTSB released its findings (not pilot error!!), the attached infographic does a good job recounting what happened.
Posted by d0uglas | Yesterday @ 01:59 PM | 3,126 Views
Figure my Apprentice could use a little more muscle -- you never know when a Russian MiG will show up out of nowhere. That's a Lazertoyz 60 amp ESC and a GT2826/06-710KV. Hope I can figure out how to hook it up, and not crash immediately.
Posted by d0uglas | Yesterday @ 01:53 PM | 3,133 Views
Gotta nail that forward-slip landing, son!
Posted by jamestheripper | Yesterday @ 01:52 PM | 3,111 Views
Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 01:50 PM | 3,122 Views
Howdy people

I had had my eye on this plane from the moment it was launched, but it was a bit on the expensive side for my budget..
Soooo when it was included in one of HK's sales, I had to pick one up

The assembly of this plane is not something for first time builders, but it looks like I managed to make it into something that actually flies

Here is a video of my maiden flight with it

DutchRC - HobbyKing Athena 1480mm Warmliner - Maiden Flight! :) (6 min 26 sec)


Specs:
Wingspan: 1480mm
Length: 877mm
Weight: 700g
Motor: 3045 1080kv Brushless Inrunner
ESC: 30A
Prop: 9x5 Folding Carbon
Airfoil: MH43
Posted by d0uglas | Yesterday @ 01:50 PM | 3,120 Views
completing his preflight checklist