So I noticed that my Lipo on my Dom V2's FS lipo was losing endurance. I had heard of people doing a "hack" where they use Panasonic NCR batteries. Ncr18650b.
So I threw this together last night. Time to print case 3 hours. Time to solder up 3 hours. Cost $13.
After I completed the pack, I charged at 1amp and it took 2000mah. Look forward to field tests for duration.
1. Removed lipo from Fatshark case. Pry open one side. It will just pop off. Remove retaining screw and retaining piece. Pop out lipo. Held in with double sided tape
2. Remove yellow film and using small snips remove the three leads. Balance connector, barrel plug and the charge status indicator. Remove the top cover of the status indicator and save. Make this lipo "safe" by using electrical tape to cover terminals
3. Sand and scuff the ends of the new batteries. Pre tin the ends.
4. Extend the leads of all the connectors as needed with appropriate gauge wire.
5. Solder a "jumper" between the POS and NEG ends.
6. solder on balance lead per diagram and then barrel connector. Solder on leads for charge
status indicator last.
7. Snap to halves together. Optional ! The case is optional. You could just use
heat shrink or electrical tape to wrap.
8. Solder charge status indicator on. Affix to top. I used hot glue. Then used a little
hot glue to out cover back on
9. Charge at 1amp at first. Should take about 2000 mah.
I've used this twice now at the field to fly. I filled all flying packs the night before. About 12 1300's. I brought this charger out the field along with a couple of 5800 3S lipos and was able charge off of them extending my day. IMHO this is a perfect field/travel charger. For $37 why not give it a shot.
Custom vinyl decals designed specifically for fpv wings. Bang Decals comes to the fpv community via Yuval Klein (aka Yuvski) from Toronto Canada. Yuvski is the man responsible for starting Team Basement RC, TBRC. His love of fpv wings, the fpv hobby, his flying skill and his charisma are legendary. He loves his wings not only for what they do but for how they look while doing it.
We all do our best to come up with cool design or color pattern to make our fpv wing stand out but usually fall short into making them really stand out. Yuvski doesn't take this to the next level but to the next stratosphere. He started Bang Decals to help transform whatever awesome fpv wing you currently are flying, into a "Bang'N" wing.
His designs will make your wing stand out, showcase what you are about and turn heads no matter what.
Assisting him is his lovely wife, Danielle, who is responsible for half their current designs, logo and who happens to have a visual arts and merchandising background. A win-win for you.
So the best part about Bang Decals is that while you can order an existing design, Yuvski & Danielle can also create something from the ground up that truly makes your wing unique that nobody else will have. A true original one-off design. He recently helped me transform my third TBRC Reflex 38 into a wing of pure visual awesomeness.
So no matter which wing you have or are planning to build, ie Reflex 38, Flinch, Runt, Juggernaut, Chimera or TBRC60, etc... Yuvski can make it BANG'N ! You can find Bang Decals at Instagram and Facebook. Links below.
n a move that may give hope to many model aircraft flyers, the validity of the FAA’s new drone registry is under challenge in federal court. The hope for these hobby flyers is that if the challenge is successful, they – including children as young as 13 – won’t have to file their names and home addresses in a public database. Many hobby flyers have held off on registering their drones, concerned about the public availability of their information.
The lawsuit challenging the FAA registry was filed in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on December 24 by a model aircraft enthusiast concerned that the registration rules were illegal. That individual is John A. Taylor, a multi-rotor builder and flyer living in Silver Spring, Maryland. An insurance attorney, Mr. Taylor is representing himself. He started flying model aircraft approximately one year ago and has become passionate about the hobby. He expected other hobby groups or drone manufacturers to file suit against the registration rules but when they didn’t, he decided to step up himself. Although he plainly admits that he has no aviation or administrative law experience, as a long-time litigator, he says he’s up to the challenge.
Mr. Taylor is requesting that the court “issue an order declaring that the [FAA's registration rule] is void” and prohibited by Section...Continue Reading
The TBRC Reflex 38 is the newest plane to take to the skies. It's custom designed aerofoil and unique winglets make this craft the ideal race plane. The exceptional high speed handling and the extreme durability of the foam construction make it a love for many FPV racing pilots out there.
The TBRC Reflex has won the NAFPV 2015 wing race and the FatShark Frenzy 2015 wing race.
The TBRC Relex has a 38" wingspan and is made of durable EPP foam. The kit comes supplied with the foam, spars, winglets, elevons, equiptment bay hatch and 3mm laminate.
The large battery bay allows you to put in a variety of batteries to suit your flying style. The battery bay also includes a unique shelf, or secret compartment at the back which allows you to tuck your wires out of the way leading to a cleaner setup and more space for components.
The CG is 140mm from the nose. Which is also at the same point as the back of the equipment bay hatch, allowing for easy laying out of components when you're putting this kit together.
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Spec UAV. For the 5.8 ghz users, this is the latest antenna displaying construction quality that is a step ahead of current antennas on the market. These antennas are designed to be precise and durable, but at a price point that reflects an understanding of what you may be doing with them…puttin them on a miniquad and drive them into various objects at high speed! This antenna is sold as a set. DVR footage of the Skew Planar Wheel can be found here. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...orANQOLHKHmWZn
Yuvksi from TBRC. Use a Solder gun., make a template and voila. Easy peasy. Copper wire about 14-16 gauge. Buy a piece at home depot and strip the insulation or just find a piece already bare. You can make all sorts of "cutting" templates with it. PS- We made this video at like 3am finishing his wing. We were so F'n tired.