Posted by JureZ | Mar 19, 2016 @ 09:16 PM | 7,859 Views
Bought this T-28 plane at Baylands Park, from John P. , sometime last year. Could not maiden it until today.
It is a fabulous plane. Thanks John !

link to video :
flying at Baylands Park, Sunnyvale CA :
wing camera, at Shell Ridge, Walnut Creek :
wing camera, at Lariat Canyon
ground based video :
Posted by RCDrones | Mar 19, 2016 @ 09:12 PM | 1,716 Views
The Walkera F210 is one of my favorite drones. I bought this drone for pure drone racing. I am blown away with what you can do with this drone and the speeds at which I can achieve. I wish I had a device to measure the speeds like a police radar. I took it out to race my dad's custom drone. My dad has a carbon fiber custom he made himself. He has put a lot of time into making it. Yes, it is a fast drone; but, out of the box, my drone is just as quick! I put the 3D goggles on next to my dad's drone. My dad knew I was out for blood. We raced for time. We have a race course we made in our back lot. Let me tell you, my Walkera F210 was smoking fast! I will get some video for you to see what I mean. What a fun drone to fly!
Posted by EstebanT | Mar 19, 2016 @ 07:26 PM | 2,489 Views
(will try to send this text in english soon)


Para empezar a escribir en mi blog me pareció oportuno dar una breve reseña de mi actual actividad en el hobby.

Si bien he practicado el aeromodelismo desde principios de los años 90, estuve alejado del hobby durante varios años,hasta que el año pasado volví a practicarlo.

En aquellos tiempos usábamos equipos de radio en AM y FM sin ninguna posibilidad de programación, con baterías de Ni-Cd, los aviones eran casi exclusivamente construidos con madera balsa y terciados livianos e impulsados por motores tipo glow de muy buena calidad. Ahora todo es diferente, con la aparición de radios de 2.4 Ghz programables, con memorias, telemetría, baterías de LiPo y motores brushless! Wow!

Por ahora dejé de lado los motores glow y me dediqué de lleno al vuelo eléctrico, ás limpio y silencioso. No pretendo plantear la discusión de si glow o eléctrico. Se que cada modalidad tiene sus fans, y reconozco las ventajas de cada una. Simplemente eléctrico es lo que uso ahora.

Mi “flota” actual se compone de dos moto-planeadores construidos en madera balsa a partir de planos, y un tricóptero de diseño propio (inspirado en el trabajo de David Windestal –, construido mediante una impresora 3D y partes de aluminio.

También modifiqué uno de mis viejos radios Futaba FM colocándole un módulo de transmisión FrSky de 2.4 Ghz. Más tarde adquirí un equipo Taranis con telemetría, con sensores de voltaje de las celdas de la...Continue Reading
Posted by usna09 | Mar 19, 2016 @ 04:41 PM | 3,404 Views
Here's the ground test for my new FPV setup, a Dynam T-28. I found the with the AT-6s very forward wing, that getting the FPV gear to balance was difficult, so I got a T-28 and all the gear balances perfectly. Next up is the maiden!
Dynam T-28 Immersion FPV Head Tracker Pan/Tilt (0 min 29 sec)

Posted by Punkie | Mar 19, 2016 @ 03:31 PM | 8,670 Views
Well, it seems to work, it don't like the cold weather we get in the UK at this time of year. Apparently the battery was too cold, I have bought a hotrox hand warmer, so I will stick that in an insulated bag with the batteries next time.

But it flew OK, as a stable camera platform, with a fixed lens, point and shoot dangling underneath it is fine, an improvement over the Quattro-x with a GoPro hanging off the bottom, (not a fan of go pros, too much distortion with the lens.)

No challenge to flying it, but that is not the point, I have other quads for that, this is just a practical camera platform, stick a camera in the air, point it at something, take a picture.
Posted by Bad Company | Mar 19, 2016 @ 03:28 PM | 4,767 Views
Well today was the day and long over due. The maiden went very smooth to my delight and the landing was perfect. Now just a few final adjustments, one more test flight and it will be ready for full FPV Fun!
Posted by Teeder | Mar 19, 2016 @ 01:16 PM | 6,514 Views
I got this cool 1/18 4wd buggy in kit form as a cool project to do. I'm looking forward to building this car and dropping in the 1/18 LOSI brushless system I have laying around. Should be fun! Here's my unboxing video

XC RACING 1/18 BUGGY KIT UNBOXING! (Courtesy of Banggood) EP#208 (3 min 32 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Mar 19, 2016 @ 11:36 AM | 3,067 Views
Still having fun,as always,with my Syma X8c I won here from the RCgroups/Gearbest promotion a little while back.Really is a nice quadcopterThanks again guys,it's great when Rcgroups and sponsors team up for these fun contests
Posted by TommyClancy | Mar 19, 2016 @ 11:24 AM | 3,672 Views
Hello,my homemade helicopter of mine was resurrected to be completed when i recieve the idea of making a servo and esc with simple tools and materials but what baffles me is that i got no tx and rc.can i use a ps3 wireless remote controller.The reciever is as small as a flash please how can i connect to the esc and servo to the reciever?
Posted by RJS Photos | Mar 19, 2016 @ 10:48 AM | 2,654 Views
Can anyone help me? I have a new Minivet and my computers don't recognize my gimbal when I tried to do the firmware update and now it's dead. The camera and FPV works good but does not have the stabilization and I can't control it from the remote.. Does anyone know how to do a factory reset for the gimbal so that I can update the firmware??
Posted by Mike_Then | Mar 19, 2016 @ 10:33 AM | 11,580 Views
My Freewing F-14 crashed on takeoff a few weeks ago. I was upset at first and determined to toss it in the trash but I listened to my fellow modelers and let it sit in the corner for a little while. Sure enough, a few days later, looking it over showed the damage wasn't as bad as I thought. So I'm slowly but surely putting it back together with an upgraded power system.

Check out my progress in the following threads (lots of other chatter in the threads, so I apologize) -
Posted by aben71 | Mar 19, 2016 @ 10:32 AM | 2,792 Views
I have my Walkera Runner all set up and repaired from a crazy fly away,crash and recovery event from earlier this week.Anyone else have any fly sways with their Walkera Runner 250's?It was completely unexpected,first problem I have had with this quadcopter and it was a doozey for sure Anyway all looks good to go now after many cautious test runs,minus props,just checking electronics setting it down and walking off checking radio contact and such.Flying today hope this was the last fly away for this one
Posted by Drone Minds | Mar 19, 2016 @ 09:59 AM | 5,412 Views
We went to this place near Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District and found this reservoir with an unusual cascading water feature.
Damflask Reservoir with Phantom 3 Pro (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by porkster | Mar 19, 2016 @ 02:55 AM | 3,450 Views
I was a bit daunted by this one but shouldn't have worried as it flew beautifully ...Continue Reading
Posted by exf3bguy | Mar 19, 2016 @ 01:42 AM | 10,048 Views
This year I decided to do something that some people would think a little crazy. My wife would certainly agree with them but being the wonderful person she is has agreed to support me in this endeavor. Without her on the team this would not be possible as she is my timer/caller. So what is this endeavor you may ask. Well maybe a little history about myself first.

I have been flying R/C for 40 years. In that time I have competitively flown Thermal duration sailplanes, F3B multi task sailplanes, pylon racing, IMAC, pattern and at one time was a sponsored helicopter pilot. During this time I would do one thing for a while and then switch gears and go into something else. At this time in my life I want to compete more for fun as opposed to obsess on just one type of flying. This season I am going to compete in multiple forms of R/C competition. As of now the intent is to compete in the following schedule.

Four thermal duration contests
Four ALES ( electric sailplane ) contests
Four warbird pylon contests
Two IMAC ( giant scale aerobatics ) contests
Two pattern contests

These events are tentatively scheduled and may be changed and I will update the events as we progress on. I will also update with pictures taken at these events and with results on how I did in the event good or bad. There will also be updates that will showcase the airplanes and how they are equipped. The first event is a Thermal Duration contest. For those who are not familiar with this event I...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Mar 18, 2016 @ 11:19 PM | 5,067 Views
Washington DC Timelapse run (7 min 33 sec)

After making that, a better stabilization system became a lot more desirable. So basically, the brushless gimbal made 3 years ago ended up too big & cumbersome to be useful for most running videos or traveling. There's no way without the power of Chinese manufacturing to miniaturize it. Either that or the cost would be more than a commercial version.

In the future, 360 cams will replace all brushless gimbals, but there is currently no incentive for anyone to make a 360 cam work like a brushless gimbal when it's cheaper to borrow money. There might be a way to hack it. Years ago, there was an attempt to use a phone's internal IMU to stabilize the video from its own camera. The problem was they had to use an off the shelf phone & only the software APIs included. The focal length was too long to give enough overscanning area. The IMU wasn't fast enough to track fast movements. It only worked if the API gave time stamps which could synchronize the video with the IMU data.

The new idea would be capturing IMU data externally from the camera & synchronizing it by reading the VSYNC pulses from the sensor. New cameras may not have an exposed VSYNC signal. It's not likely the clocks would stay synchronized tightly enough to pull it off.

The raw IMU deltas would be recorded on the microcontroller's flash. They would generate offsets for Cinelerra's motion tracker. They would have to be exactly synchronized...Continue Reading
Posted by SwayAutoTech | Mar 18, 2016 @ 10:32 PM | 2,404 Views
G'day everyone,
I have been building this HPI RS4-3 Evo+ for the last 3 months, I had another about 5 years ago and I sold it at the time because I had no time to play with it but in recent times I've had nothing to do which seemed to be a good excuse to go out and splash some cash on some new cars seeing as I've missed my old one from the day I sold it!

So this isn't any stamdard RS4-3, alot of the finer detail can't be seen but the diffs are actually liquid filled and shimmed to perfection. The centre gearbox is shimmed to stop all that slack movement from factory. The wheels have been balanced using a prop balancer and Lead tape. The engine has been completely overhauled and i have decided to use an older style heat sink because it is larger therefore more heat dissapation. The list goes on an on, at the end of the day I get just as much enjoyment building this as i go driving it, so here are some pics, any questions feel free to ask me
P.S. Unfortunately I didn't even think to start taking photos until the other evening so the majority of this build has not been recorded