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Posted by IntegrityHndywrk | Today @ 03:14 AM | 144 Views
Okay, so here is the quick run down. One day i was checking some old lipos to see what ones I could toss and which ones were still good. I had a 6S pack which I had removed a single cell from, but left the wire for the balance plug dangling loose. When i plugged the battery into the balance board for my #2 port on my 308DUO. I accidentally let the loose wire slip from under my finger and it contacted a cell. I heard a loud pop, a little sizzle, and could smell the electrical burn, but only faintly. After that the #2 port wasn't balancing properly. I noticed the #1 cell was no longer capable of burning down the voltage like it used to. So the #1 cell would rise right to 4.2v and the current would drop off because it wasn't capable of burning down the voltage for that cell..I went ahead and opened up the outside case of the charger. But once I had the guts in my hands I noticed that the heat sink would need to come off and I wasn't quite sure how much of this stuff I was going to need thermal paste for. I didn't have any at the time. So I came online and asked a few questions in the iCharger DUO thread and quickly got a reply from RCG user: RNFLY. Who I have to send a thank you out to again for saving me so much time and hassle. With him sending me in the right direction I was able to research and find a few other things on the net about similar problems with these chargers. The bulk of that research was posted here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=5421

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Posted by Capt_Kitt | Today @ 02:59 AM | 137 Views
I went and scaled down the BYOP plans ( http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1046798 ) and added the Champ brick and motor. I figured that 77% of normal size would be good for the Champ electronics. The wingspan should be roughly the same.
Anyway, I built it and she flys pretty well. I know it's not a speed demon so I wasn't expecting much in that department. It will cruse around ok at about stall speed, I noticed that I sometimes had problems keeping her level but I think that was due to the Los mass of the ship and the slight breeze. I'm sure that if I had a stronger motor in it I'd be better able to cope with the wind.
Backyard Biplane (1 min 22 sec)

Posted by dys0303 | Today @ 02:45 AM | 147 Views
Hey Guys,

DYS released play&plug option 3 axis handheld gimbal with 32bit Alexmos controller, with stand and carry bag for GH4, A7S, NEX camera.

Features:

Item: Summer

Controller: mini 32bit Alexmos Controller

Total Weight: 4.74kg( Including the package)

It is Play & Plug option

IMPORTANT: Camera size requirements: the maximum horizontal length between gravity and Roll axis is 75mm; Width of camera is 147mm, height is 157mm as above picture shows. While mounting camera, please keep the camera power off.

Attached images for your review first and pls feel free to contact with us to order, for more details pls link our DYS offical site:
http://www.dys.hk/ProductShow.asp?ID=153

Appreciated for your comments.
Posted by dys0303 | Today @ 01:59 AM | 171 Views
Hello Friends,

DYS released play&plug Marcia 3 axis aerial gimbal with 32bit BaseCam controller, 3pcs gimbal motor with 360 degree unlimited rotation for Gopro2, Gopro3, Gopro4+ camera.

Features included:

Item: Marcia

3 Axis Gimbal and with 360 degree unlimited rotation

Controller: 32bit Basecam Controller

Weight: 240g (without gopro)

It is upgraded option from Smart gimbal, plug and plag option.

Here the image for your review first and feel free to contact with us to inquiry
http://www.dys.hk/ProductShow.asp?ID=151
Posted by Lob0426 | Today @ 01:46 AM | 180 Views
Well here is some advice to Multi-copter beginners.

I have worked with electrics for a couple of decades now. I started with a Goldberg Mirage 550electric plane. So I am used to working with electric motor/ESC and "midlin" soldering work.

The difference between a plane and a quad is 3 extra motors, but about ten times the headaches. To solder up a plane you usually need only to solder some power connectors and connectors between the ESC and motor. That equals about 7 solder joins unless you need to ad a BEC which is two more.

To build the Tarot 200 I have had to solder 48+ connections. That was the first set of ESC's I soldered on. Then I did not think those were working so I soldered in new ones. That was 8 more for each ESC. Not including de-soldering the first ESC's.

Now I find that the first set of ESC's may not have been at fault at all. When I shortened the motor wires I had loads of trouble with some of them "tinning", taking solder. After hours of playing around it appears it is "dry solder" joints, incomplete soldering, that is the real culprit.

Well and the dummy that did the soldering of course!

Contaminated wires are the problem. I am going to try a vinegar and salt (acid) solution to clean the offending wires. Then sodium bicarbonate is used to kill the acid. Then hopefully I will be able to tin the wires properly and get the Tarot flying.

If just one wire is bad you will not get tones from the motor. This makes it impossible to program the ESC unless you have a programming card.

So if your ESC's are not all making noise, then track down the bad wires and fix them!

So keep it simple and pay attention to detail, resist hurrying to get it into the air!
Posted by SlowJeff | Yesterday @ 10:23 PM | 268 Views
I successfully flew, and successfully landed, my Yak 12 tonight.

Then I semi - successfully flew it again, but I don't consider landing it high in a tall tree to have been a success.

It had my NX3 Evo in it. I think the NX3 worked pretty well but I'm not sure. The winds were very light, and if you don't count leaving it in a tree I never got in trouble enough to need a panic switch.

I'm fairly annoyed.

It's twice as big as the Sport Cub S. I just didn't realize how far away I had it. That tree is always there.
Posted by Red.Sneakers | Yesterday @ 10:23 PM | 293 Views
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As every new month approaches I always wonder if I will have anything to blog about. Seems something always comes up, either an experience, introducing a new plane or based on feedback from RCG members. The reward for the effort is a PM or post that someone benefited from the blog. I limit myself to an average of 5 blogs per month. I have posted 83 blogs & like to think there is something for members that have a common interest. As the blogs age, it becomes apparent some are more popular than others. Age will kill the number of average community views per month, unless folks find it of value & share it. Best way to review the blogs is come back after the end of a month, scroll down to Archives & click on the previous month to view only the most recent entries. If you find a blog of interest, read & enjoy. Please share it with others.

Top 4 Blogs

*** Spektrum Audio Editor ground school, click here ***

*** Flight Log Debrief Reports, click here ***

*** Keep Warm at the Core! U & the Batts, click here ***

*** umx Radian ~ Mods & more ..., click here ***


Posted by Tahoe Ed | Yesterday @ 09:52 PM | 315 Views
This is a very nice write up if you are having issues with setting up you A2 and Lightbridge.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...5#post32054931
Posted by jetpilotrich | Yesterday @ 08:21 PM | 371 Views
Introducing the all new FMS MXS 1100mm 3D Sport Aerobatic plane. Features include an easy to assemble glueless design, New Hollow wing design for reduced weight and rigidity, Wing tip Side Force Generators for superior Knife Edge and slow Harrier maneuvering, Super strong laminated control surface hinges, Powerfull 35-36 1250kv outrunner motor, 40amp ESC, & 4 Digital metal gear servos all pre-installed and ready for your receiver and battery... check it out at www.FMSMODEL.COM and www.DIAMONDHOBBY.COM

FMS MXS 3D 1100mm INTRO Video by RCINFORMER (5 min 28 sec)

Posted by DJO | Yesterday @ 08:18 PM | 369 Views
Custom FPV system builds are available!

http://www.customfpvsetups.com/
Posted by LarrysLounge | Yesterday @ 06:58 PM | 415 Views
Buy it here: http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_140472.html

Syma X8C 4CH 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter:
HD camera allows you to take pictures and record videos.
With headless mode function.
The 6-axis system allows the quad to be hand launched.
6-Axis gyro quad-rotorcraft flight, strong stability, can easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance, easier to control.
2.4 technology adopted for anti-interference, even more than one quadcopter is flying at the same time they will not interfere with each other.
The quadcopter can fly both indoor and outdoor.
Including 4CH digital proportional RC system

General:
Type: RC Simulators
Functions: Turn left/right, Sideward flight, With light, Camera, Forward/backward, 3D rollover
Built-in Gyro: Yes
Night Flight: Yes
Material: Plastic, Electronic components

Specification:
Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control
Channel: 4-Channels
Mode: Mode 2 (Left Hand Throttle)
Transmitter Power: 6 x 1.5V AA battery(not included)

Dimension and Weight:
Package Weight : 2.500 kg
Product Size (L x W x H) : 48.5 x 48.5 x 19 cm / 19.06 x 19.06 x 7.47 inches
Package Size (L x W x H) : 36 x 36 x 18 cm / 14.15 x 14.15 x 7.07 inches

Package Contents:
1 x Quadcopter
1 x Remote Control
1 x Camera
1 x Card Reader
1 x Storage Card
1 x Lithium Battery
1 x Charger
4 x Fan Blade
4 x Undercart
4 x Protector
1 x Enligsh Manual
1 x Balanced Charger

My Unboxing Video:
Syma X8C Venture Unboxing (Courtesy of GearBest) (3 min 52 sec)

Posted by Boniface Flyer | Yesterday @ 05:14 PM | 508 Views
This is the very first time I've 'blogged'. ...So here's hoping it turns out ok.

...I just put together this 3 minute video filmed with a Go Pro mounted on my old Radian Glider ...and flew it over the gorgeous landscape of St Catherines Point, Isle of Wight, UK (a few miles down the road)

I was so lucky to get that last shot so perfectly framed against the falling sun. i feel the need to share it with everyone. Please enjoy the film


RC Glider Flying over St Catherines Point, Isle of Wight (3 min 23 sec)

Posted by theimacman | Yesterday @ 04:28 PM | 513 Views
Off-road design, but meant of on-road use.

HuanQi - Moto OffRoad - Review and Run (6 min 29 sec)

Posted by augustus | Yesterday @ 04:08 PM | 574 Views
With our continued Funky Extra Wet Spring-Summer my Drydock pretty much got Washed Out... Had to pack everything up as I had to keep pulling my Kids out of my Parts Boxes. That and my wife was shining the Evil Eye on all the Boat Parts Lovingly stacked by the back door.

I was beginning to worry that she might drop the Lot in the Recycle Bin...

Should have the Drydock Crew back to work after the July 4th Weekend...

First back in the Drydock will be Cranking Up a Vintage Dumas Drag-N-Fly...
Had the Mechanicals apart, cleaned and back together.
Starter should be here today or tomorrow.
Looking forward to getting her running.
She should be a bit faster than my Zipkits Tugsters...

Sorry no photos this time round.

Until next time,

-gus

Except for this one...
She sure is Purty!
Posted by xVaporx | Yesterday @ 03:06 PM | 572 Views
I am curious if

this propeller

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

would be able to mount to

this motor

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ong_Leads.html
Posted by Puterjoe | Yesterday @ 02:42 PM | 602 Views
We put a Fire Alarm & Mass Notification System in the Airport Passenger Terminal on Maxwell AFB here in Montgomery, AL. (See the red devices? They are speakers)
These markers were out front and in the back.....
Posted by Puterjoe | Yesterday @ 02:17 PM | 643 Views
Well,
What do y'all think?
(I love it!)

boB
Posted by Saijin_Naib | Yesterday @ 02:13 PM | 637 Views
Dromida Ominus - Alias Shaft/Propellers Upgrade/Conversion (7 min 34 sec)

Parts Required for Conversion:
Dromida Ominus Gear Set - DIDE1115
LaTrax Alias Aluminum Main Shaft Set - TRA6633X
LaTrax Alias Propeller Set - TRA6626 & TRA66xx
5mm Flat Washers
#60 O-Rings
Saw/Blade/File

Steps:
1) Put 2x 5mm washers on Ominus spur gear shaft, cut/file smooth. Repeat for each of the 4 motors.
2) Replace stock Ominus Shafts/Gears with new shafts/gears.
3) Install 1x 5mm O-ring between top of Ominus spur gear bottom of Alias propeller.
4) Tighten top set screw on Alias propeller.
5) Verify blade direction was correct for each corner.
6) Enjoy.
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