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Posted by eirlink | Feb 02, 2016 @ 07:44 PM | 1,218 Views
thanks to Jim Lafferty for this...

Bench Testing the Eflite SAFE Rx (8 min 26 sec)

Posted by eirlink | May 19, 2015 @ 07:44 AM | 4,289 Views
In this short video I cover the high level basics about four of the common way to connect your radio receiver to your model/flight controller - PWM, CPPM/PPM SBUS and Satellite receiver.
thanks to Lee at Painless 360 on youtube


RC Quick Tip - PWM, PPM, CPPM, S-BUS and Sat. explained (14 min 14 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Apr 24, 2015 @ 03:44 PM | 4,374 Views
Here is an overview of everything you'd want to know about servos, and more!
thanks Eric & Peter


Flite Test | Servos 101 (23 min 4 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Feb 26, 2015 @ 04:56 PM | 7,028 Views
thanks to painless360 youtube


Brushless Motor Numbers Explained (KV etc) (8 min 37 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Feb 20, 2015 @ 05:50 PM | 6,834 Views
How to get started flying quadcopters (AKA quads or drones), how a quad works, controllers, learning to fly, tips for successful flight, and flight lessons--along with the unboxing of a Blade Nano QX--which is a great and affordable machine to learn to fly with.
thanks to Drones in SC ( youtube )

Getting Started With Quads & Drones (w/Blade Nano QX) (44 min 59 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:01 AM | 6,105 Views
Heres a handy performance calculator for Lipos.

http://www.jj604.com/LiPoTool/
Posted by eirlink | Nov 04, 2014 @ 02:05 PM | 5,359 Views
Simple solution to set up your GH4 gimbal with the S900 using Futaba 8FG or 14SG
( thanks Wireless Hobbyz youtube )



Simple Single Pilot Solution S900 GH4 With Futaba 8FG or 14SG Tutorial (11 min 43 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Nov 03, 2014 @ 03:06 PM | 5,207 Views
Learn how to solder thick gauge wire properly with today's Fast Tip!
( thanks Flite Test )

Flite Test - Solder Thick Gauge Wire - FAST TIP (1 min 54 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Nov 03, 2014 @ 02:55 PM | 4,938 Views
New feature of 1330

It's very simple:
Remember that button #2 is used to enter the menu and cycle between the menu items. Button #1 is used to select an action.

How to bank switch:

1. Short press button #2 to get into the menu. You will hear a beep and see a single blue LED. This is the main menu.
Note that after a few seconds of inactivity, the CP will exit the menu by itself - you don't need to exit manually.

2. Press button #1 to select Bank Switching (this is the default menu item).

3. The LEDs will now show the profile you're on (between 1 and 5). You can use button #2 to move between profiles. Each will light up a different LED and sound an ascending tone.

4. When you get to the profile you want, click button #1 to select.

5. If you selected a different profile than current, the CP will reboot into the new profile.
If the profile is identical to the current one, nothing will happen.

So to switch to second bank from first bank you would do:
1. Short press button #2 (menu entered)
2. Press button #1 (bank selection is chosen)
3. Press button #2 (move to the second bank from current)
4. Press button #1 (activate bank)

CP reboots into the new bank.
Posted by eirlink | Nov 02, 2014 @ 06:11 PM | 4,604 Views
a short video i did showing the Phobotic Centrepiece controller going through its Autotune.

Phobotic CP Autotune (11 min 32 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Oct 30, 2014 @ 03:00 PM | 4,362 Views
This video explains why you should be careful when mixing carbon fiber and electricity in RC models -- and fills my studio with acrid, toxic smoke in the process.

( thanks Bruce, RCmodel reviews )


Beware carbon fiber and electricity (6 min 46 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 21, 2014 @ 04:01 PM | 4,143 Views
Ive a short video here which i made to show you all how the CP gimbal controller performs during a torture test i put it through...
the footage speaks for itself. this is straight from the SD card.
enjoy !

Gimbal is a Walkera G3-3D, with gopro 3 black fitted. I threw away the stock walkera controller and fitted the CP.
To put things in perspective i mounted a keychain cam on the frame .



CP Test 210914 (2 min 1 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 20, 2014 @ 08:26 PM | 5,126 Views
This video covers several common things you may need to do to get your Tarot 2D gimbal functioning properly.

As I mention in the video the magic formula was to do the sensor calibration with the GoPro pointing straight up, basically looking at the bottom of my hexacopter. Not sure if that's the recommended solution, but I can tell you it worked great for me.

Here are the links you'll need to have handy to install the gimbal firmware and configure it:

Prolific USB to Serial cable driver:
http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowPr...id=225&pcid=41

Tarot 2D gimbal config software, firmware, and config files:
http://tarot-rc-heli.com/Tarot-RC-Software

Here are my Tarot T-2D gains and params:

[PARAMETERS]
ROLL_ACC=130
ROLL_TOTAL=100
ROLL_VEL=150
ROLL_INT=70
PITCH_ACC=80
PITCH_TOTAL=90
PITCH_VEL=80
PITCH_INT=70
ROLL_MAX=44
ROLL_MIN=-44
PITCH_MAX=90
PITCH_MIN=-134
ROLL_SERVO_CENTER=0
PITCH_SERVO_CENTER=0
YAW_SERVO_CENTER=0
ROLL_SERVO_REV=1
PITCH_SERVO_REV=1
ROLL_RC_ACC=50
PITCH_RC_ACC=50
INSTALL_MODE=2
RECEIVER_TYPE=1
INIT_PITCH=0
INIT_ROLL=0
DEFAULT_MODE=1


( thanks to Dennis Baldwin )

Troubleshooting Tarot T-2D Gimbal: Tips for Fixing Jitters and Shakes (9 min 7 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 20, 2014 @ 08:15 PM | 4,505 Views
This video demonstrates how to wire your Tarot T-2D gimbal for tilt control using a FrSky Taranis. I'm using SBUS with the Pixhawk flight controller so an important step is to make sure you bind to your X8R receiver in Mode 4. This will give you 8 SBUS channels and 8 standard channels with one X8R receiver.

( thanks to Dennis Baldwin )

FrSky Taranis and Tarot T-2D Gimbal Tilt Setup and Configuration (6 min 46 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 20, 2014 @ 08:00 PM | 4,473 Views
This video shows how to setup your FrSky Taranis and DJI NAZA for three flight modes on Channel 5. The modes I configure in this video are:

- GPS Attitude
- Attitude
- Manual
- Failsafe Override

It also demonstrates how to setup a failsafe override on the same channel so that no matter what flight mode you're in you can get into failsafe and do return to launch (RTL). OpenTX on the FrSky Taranis is pretty amazing.
( thanks to Dennis Baldwin youtube )

FrSky Taranis 3 Flight Modes and Forced Failsafe Override with DJI NAZA on QAV400 Quadcopter (8 min 12 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 18, 2014 @ 05:55 PM | 3,727 Views
This video is a quick demonstration of the easy way to pull out the LiPo battery from your DJI Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision or Phantom 2 Vision+ (Plus) R/C quadcopter

( thanks to Andys Aerial Adventures )

Easy & Hard Ways To Remove The LiPo Battery - DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ (Plus) Tutorial (0 min 31 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 07, 2014 @ 09:45 AM | 4,132 Views
An in depth video describing my method for balancing brushless motors for quadcopters and other multirotors using a vibration meter app on your iphone and tape.

( thanks to Ontaerial )

In depth video how to balance brushless motors using a vibration meter and tape - Ontaerial (25 min 35 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Jul 25, 2014 @ 02:15 PM | 4,352 Views
Steve Petrotto shows us how to get into the adjustment menus in the 200 SRX and adjust motor power. If you live in high altitude places or just want that extra bit of power, check this video out!


200 SRX: Adjusting Motor Power (5 min 57 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Jun 09, 2014 @ 07:47 PM | 5,012 Views
AlexMos Gimbal Pre-Tuning Step-by-Step Set-up Guide
thanks to getFPV.com

AlexMos Gimbal Pre-Tuning Step-by-Step Set-up Guide (13 min 47 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Jun 03, 2014 @ 12:27 PM | 4,552 Views
Thanks to Marionville Models for this comprehensive video on setting up the naza lite.
it now comes with a separate PMU & separate LED unit, like its big brothers.
Enjoy,

Using the DJI Naza Assistant Software for RC Calibration, Motors, IOC, Failsafe, Voltage, GPS (24 min 30 sec)