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Posted by glenn2626 | May 22, 2014 @ 10:28 AM | 2,458 Views
New cable for the RC-Eye-One Xtreme Quadcopter.

It's plug-and-play for the Fatshark Video TX:

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=481
Posted by glenn2626 | Mar 09, 2013 @ 09:36 PM | 3,920 Views
I'm putting this here more for myself as anyone else, but as is standard RCG protocol it's here for everyone!

RC-Eye-One battery testing. Did this so I could figure out which of my own 2S batteries can handle this little quad, which is lots of fun.

All this testing was with a big fat 2S 850mAh 40+C battery providing power, thru a good ammeter. My RC-Eye-One was permanently tethered to the pool table with a giant 3S 2200mAh battery strapped to its belly. It never moved (thank god), but on expert mode and full throttle I was a little worried, that thing makes a big racket. The only thing I was concerned with was handling maximum amps for a few seconds.

Basic/beginner mode - 2.8A (at full throttle)
middle mode - 3.6A (ditto)
expert mode - 5.0A (ditto)

So a ~300mAh pack like they provide needs 10C bursts at the minimum, and 16-17C bursts at the highest. YMMV

Glenn
Posted by glenn2626 | Jan 15, 2013 @ 12:07 AM | 4,073 Views
Due to customer requests I now carry an extended line of Shrink Wrap.

From 3/64ths all the way up to 1/2" available in Red, Black and White.

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...index&cPath=83

Also, I now have the super tiny .8mm shrink ( 1/32" ) similar to what Parkzone uses for making control rods (carbon rod to metal z-bends).

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=415
Posted by glenn2626 | Jan 06, 2013 @ 11:54 PM | 4,348 Views
People seem to be gathering up quantities of the little Losi-T/Walkera 1S batteries, and want other uses for them.

So this adapter takes two of them in Serial and makes it just like the new standardized 2S UMX connector.

New adapter can be found here: Losi-T , Walkera, and micro quad battery parts here on RC-Connectors.com

Glenn
Posted by glenn2626 | Dec 10, 2012 @ 11:43 PM | 4,792 Views
Here are three new adapters for your RC Eye One quadcopter!

Make use of all those 1S lipos you already have, there's still no spare batteries yet for these hot new quads.

See more RC Eye One parts in the blog entry just below this one!

All three available at RC Eye One battery parts on RC-Connectors.com
Posted by glenn2626 | Aug 24, 2012 @ 08:51 PM | 5,733 Views
A new/tiny altimeter has hit the market, made by Fly-Dream and resold by HK and others...

Flydream Altimeter

HobbyKing Altimeter

And folks have asked me for connectors that match, to power it via an on-board lipo, etc.

So I've got a whole new section on the site:

RC-Connectors Altimeter parts

Thanks to those that suggested the new items...

Glenn
Posted by glenn2626 | Jul 31, 2012 @ 11:23 PM | 5,189 Views
Well this summer has been busy - the Eflite Blade 130X hit the market and now there's a whole new swarm of people that want adapters...

I've added a new section to the RC-Connectors.com site just for Blade 130X related products...

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...ndex&cPath=101

AND we've added a new adapter, useful on any plane or heli that uses the new JST-PH 3-pin plugs for the small 2S batteries.

It has an Align style lipo balance tap (3 pins, JST-XH, Female) to plug onto your battery, with short wires to a JST-PH 3-pin male plug. Perfect for your UMX Beast, Beast 3D, Stryker 180, HyperTaxi, Blade 130X, and others.

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=378

Pix below
Posted by glenn2626 | Apr 17, 2012 @ 01:53 AM | 5,252 Views
Folks are now looking to charge mid-range quantities of the popular 2S UMX packs - so these new products are now online at RC-Connectors.com!

Now you can charge up to 4 UMX Beast/Sbach/Stryker batteries (like the EFLB1202S20, HK N120.2S.25, HK N180.2S.25, etc) in parallel.

4 female connectors in parallel to a JST-XH balance connector, plus +/- leads to standard 4mm banana jacks.

Also available with just pigtails instead of the banana jacks, to put on your own T-Style Deans plugs or EC3, EC5, whatever your choice.

Now available at http://www.rc-connectors.com

Glenn
Posted by glenn2626 | Mar 03, 2012 @ 05:00 PM | 5,593 Views
RC-Connectors.com now has more high-volume charging solutions...

We've had an 8xBeast female adapter for a while but it had no +/- taps for main power.

Now they're available with just pigtails, or banana jacks.

Available here at RC-Connectors.com w/pigtails

Here with banana jacks

Glenn
RC-Connectors.com
Posted by glenn2626 | Feb 20, 2012 @ 11:33 PM | 5,270 Views
For you folks with a "Great Planes 30mm Brushless Micro EDF F-86 Sabre" in hand or on order, I now have a new adapter, by request from a customer.

This will let you use one of your existing 2S JST-male batteries with the GP Micro F-86.

JST-Female to minideans, with the positive line exposed. (I think this is backwards, the negative should be exposed.)

Available here:

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=359

I will also have one soon for all your Parkzone/Horizon 2S batteries (Beast, Sbach, Mig-15, Stryker 180, etc)

Thanks,

Glenn
Posted by glenn2626 | Feb 05, 2012 @ 02:04 PM | 5,440 Views
Rumor is that some of the new AS3X boards can handle 3S. So customers are now asking for an adapter to use 3 standard 1S batteries in series.

So here's a new product:

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=356

Three standard Female 1S connectors in series, plugged into a UMX Beast Male connector.

USE AT OWN RISK - you take a good chance of destroying your brick!
Posted by glenn2626 | Jan 28, 2012 @ 04:54 PM | 5,529 Views
RC-Connectors has lots of new products now available.

Red JST/BEC male plug to two MCP-X females (in series):

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=352

Male UMX standard 1S lipo to JST/BEC female. Use your existing JST-connected Lipos on your Umx planes!

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=350

JR/Spektrum TX Battery connector - Male with 3" of 26 gauge wire

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=349

JR/Spektrum TX Battery connector - Female with 3" of 26 gauge wire

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=348

Red JST/BEC connectors! male/female/with wires/without, wired to Beast battery connectors, MCP-X connectors, Banana jacks, anything you could think of.

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...index&cPath=98

CopterControl parts for the OpenPilot project, SEVEN new products here:

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...index&cPath=97

UMX Beast/Sbach/Stryker-180/Mig-15 battery connector with 26 Gauge wires (we've had 28 gauge for a while but customers wanted beefier wire)

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=343...Continue Reading
Posted by glenn2626 | Oct 21, 2011 @ 12:20 AM | 6,549 Views
Ok, so viral may be not the right word. But those female ends are multiplying like rabbits (or bacteria or viruses, pick your cliche).

I now have 4X and 8X beast parallel charging cables available. Pix below.

Check out all the beast/sbach/stryker bits available here:

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...ndex&cPath=80&

Glenn
RC-Connectors.com
Posted by glenn2626 | Oct 09, 2011 @ 12:26 AM | 7,463 Views
At the suggestion of a few customers, we now have those odd little 1S lipo battery connectors that Walkera uses on some of their helis, and on Losi micro trucks/truggy/buggy

Both sides (M/F) are available in kit form, or with 28 or 26 gauge wires.

Also available are the ubiquitous red JST connectors. Of course you can get them at a thousand places but again some folks were asking for them. The main thing to realize is that I can use them to make any custom charging or flying adapter you can think of.

Find all of the above over at http://www.rc-connectors.com

Glenn
Posted by glenn2626 | Sep 20, 2011 @ 10:29 PM | 6,719 Views
New from RC-Connectors.com

The 3-pin motor connectors on the UMX Beast, Sbach 342, Stryker180 planes, and AR6400LBL brick are now available. Also as used on the Eflite BL180 motor.

Get them here:

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=315

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=314

Glenn
Posted by glenn2626 | Aug 31, 2011 @ 09:38 AM | 7,162 Views
This came at a customer's suggestion...

Now use two MCP-X heli batteries in series in your Beast/Sbach/Stryker 180.

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=313

Glenn
RC-Connectors.com
Posted by glenn2626 | Aug 11, 2011 @ 02:01 PM | 7,135 Views
Due to customer demand I now have Micro Heli tail motor wires with connector available.

These work on the MCP-X and others that use a micro 2-pin male connector. (120SR? MSR? Not exactly sure, I'm not a heli guy.)

Available at RC-Connectors.com:

http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=309

Your choice of either 26 or 28 gauge

Glenn
Posted by glenn2626 | Aug 04, 2011 @ 07:43 PM | 6,624 Views
As mentioned by several RC groups members, I can make up any custom charge cable that you can think of...

Here's one example for a recent customer. He has all helis - 120SR, MCX2, and an MCP-X. All three stock batteries are 1S (one lipo) but three different connectors.

He wanted one cable to take out flying with him so he could charge two of each at any given time.

So here's what we came up with:
Posted by glenn2626 | Jul 21, 2011 @ 01:32 PM | 7,233 Views
Thanks to a customer suggestion, RC-Connectors now has a new adapter:

MCP-F-to-1S-M

This has the female new high-current MCP-X connector mated to a standard 1S lipo male connector. This would allow you to use your MCP-X batteries in any plane/heli that uses the standard gum-stick 1S lipo cells, like Vapor, 4-Site, Sukhoi, MCX, etc.

item now available at http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=299

Glenn