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Posted by misrael | Feb 14, 2017 @ 05:54 PM | 3,861 Views
Latest episode of Behind the Goggles features Shane Traweek aka Humboldt710, winner of the Freestyles competition at Drone World's in October.

Posted by Mark 4up | Feb 14, 2017 @ 04:04 PM | 1,953 Views
Does anybody know if there is a FPV camera available for aerosky H100 ?


Posted by Robert Boudreau | Feb 14, 2017 @ 04:02 PM | 5,340 Views
HSD 8s 105mm J-10 (4 min 15 sec)

Posted by hobbygeek053 | Feb 14, 2017 @ 03:52 PM | 3,795 Views
I'll start off with a sort of Bio-Blog.
41 year old silicon valley tech worker. I've been interested and/or participating in RC flying since childhood. Starting in late 2004 I took the plunge back into RC planes and heli's in a big way. From 2004 to 2010 I was up to my ears in the hobby, however all good things come to an end. And in 2010 when my oldest daughter was born I slowly walked away from the hobby.
Mid last year I came down with a uncontrollable fever to start back up in RC flying. I decided to dust off my trusty Extreme Flight Edge 540 and take to the sky. Most of the important lessons learned during my 6 year run some how did not end up being followed during the maiden flight. To make a long story short the re-maiden flight ended badly.
I then decided to change gears and buy a twisted hobbies Flash NG to get myself back in the game. I started that build in September 2016 and finished in January 2017.

This is not exactly the progress I was looking for, but I did have excuses.

Fast forward to today February 14 2017. I'm happy to say I have done at least one hobby related activity every day for the entire 2017 year. Whether it be practicing on the SIM working on a model (both repairs and builds) and of course the most important FLYING!

I hope to take more time to share what I'm doing with the community this time around.
The last time I was into the hobby it was purely a introverted activity, I took all the knowledge that the community (mostly in forums some flying site advice too) and did not give back much.
This time around I do plan to do much more documenting and sharing of my journey.

Thanks for reading!
Happy Flying!
Posted by Flyboy222 | Feb 14, 2017 @ 03:28 PM | 2,171 Views
I always figured that drones were mostly about a personalized quad with a camera attached so you can get the photo that was not possible otherwise. However, it is graviting to so much more and all with a futuristic tilt to it.

Case in point: Amazon looking to incorporate delivery drones. Amazon, in fact, wants to have a drone expressway, just high enough to be above everything else. Not high enough to be a bother to an aircraft. They still need to work on this point.
The two newest developments are really minding blowing. Uber, has petitioned the use of drones the size of a small automobile for San Francisco. Dubai is taking this one step further by having drone manufacturer EHang assist in making a drone/flying car taxi.

While I am leary on this point, once the bugs are worked out, this could be the way to go. Here is what is known about the Flying Car/Drone for Dubai for which it is suggested July 2017 as the starting date to get this going.
Posted by Keith Kindrick | Feb 14, 2017 @ 01:19 PM | 6,093 Views
I have always been fascinated with the Fokker Dr.1. When I ran across these clips on YouTube it was amazing to see that seven of these are flying together. Enjoy!

Seven Fokker Dr.1 Triplanes of Jasta 11

Seven Fokker Dr.1 Triplanes of Jasta 11 (5 min 54 sec)

The Red Baron's Jasta 11 Fokker Dr.1 triplanes from WW1

The Red Baron's Jasta 11 Fokker Dr.1 triplanes from WW1 (10 min 0 sec)
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Posted by scousethief | Feb 14, 2017 @ 12:27 PM | 7,033 Views

If your gonna do it....................do it right :P
Posted by thijs slotman | Feb 14, 2017 @ 12:01 PM | 2,663 Views
Posted by Jerm357 | Feb 14, 2017 @ 10:08 AM | 3,305 Views
Liantian LT130 frame
SPRacing F3 running Betafight
DYS XM 20a esc's
Emax RS 1306 4000kv
Eachine ET200 vTX
Lemon DSM2 Satellite receiver
Neoprene Landing Pads
Nanotech 850mah 3s batteries

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Posted by findrep | Feb 14, 2017 @ 09:26 AM | 3,231 Views
PAL: 976(H) x 494(V);NTSC: 768(H)494(V)
TV System:PAL/NTSC(according to country)
Resolution:650TVL(b/w), 600tvl(color)
OSD:Edit Name, Power, Flying time
Synchronization:internal synchronize
Shutter Speed (CCD IRIS):
PAL: 1/50~1/100000 sec; NTSC: 1/60~1/100000 sec
Noise:>60(AGC OFF)
Video Out:75ohm, synchronize
Min. Illumination:0.01Lux
Auto Gain:Off/Low/Mid/High
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Off/Back light compensation/Strong light suppression
Private shading (PRIVACY):1~8 private shading area
Motion Detection (MD):On/Off(Multi level sensitivity settable)
Auto White Balance:Manual/Auto/Auto track
Mirror: Horizontal Mirror optional
Negative:Positive/Negative optional
Color to B&W:Auto
Day/Night Shift:Auto/ Color/ B&W
Menu (OSD):English menu
White Dot Repair:Support
Image Adjustment:Support
Camera Title:Support
Power RequirementC5V~35V
Working Temperature:-10 C ~ 50 C
Working Humidity:20~80%
Storage Temperature:-40 C ~ 60 C
Storage Humidity:20~95%
Power Consumption:70mA

Package Include:

Camera Case*1
Metal Bracket*1
OSD Control Board*1
7pin Servo Cable*1
Instruction Manual*1

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 14, 2017 @ 09:12 AM | 4,450 Views
Halloa people

in this thread we'll be taking a look at a 1/8th scale buggy from DHK Hobby. In this case it is Not a semi-scale car.. It is a racing-style kind of 1/8th scale buggy. That is Not to say you could take this car to the track, and win races with it though.. It is more aimed at bashing..

Link to this car: DHK Hobby Optimus XL

To avoid annoying yourself out of this hobby, I'd suggest allso getting a hobby grade charger by the way, in case you don't allready have one

Let's have a look at this car first!

DutchRC - DHK Hobby Optimux XL 1/8 4x4 Brushless Buggy - Show & Tell (from Banggood.com) (23 min 54 sec)

Type: 1/8th scale racing buggy
Motor: brushless 3670 2030KV
ESC: 100A Waterproof (non sensored)
Servo: 9Kg metal geared
Lipo: 2x 2S 3200mAh 30C
Radio: 2.4Ghz (with throttle trim)

Needed to run:
4x AA for transmitter
a better charger (see links)
a wheel wrench
Posted by neonext FPV | Feb 14, 2017 @ 08:11 AM | 4,893 Views
Sunny weekend in Makaraska little fpv freestyle by the sea . Broke few props and gopro battery after hitting a tree , but it was worth it...

No Pain, NO Gain | XBEE MK2 - Racerstar BR2205 | NAZE32 F3 | ZTW Spider (3 min 17 sec)

Posted by rcXmartin | Feb 14, 2017 @ 07:05 AM | 4,608 Views
I was on Facebook a while back and on one of the groups I'm on on there someone had posted a picture of a horn they'd fitted to their real car, it was a small compact air horn that sounded great for it's size.

I thought it would be a stretch to get it to fit in the front of the Tonka but I went ahead and bought one anyhow just to see how big it was. If it turned out to be too big I could always fit it to my classic Mini instead.

The horn arrived a few days later and as I expected looked far to big to hide under the hood of the Tonka so I put it to one side to fit to my Mini when I get round to it.

Yesterday my youngest daughter was asking what it was so I got my 3s lipo battery and connected it to the horn to show her that thing is loud!!! There is no way I am not fitting this now, I have to find a way

I removed my old siren that I have fitted in the truck and started to look how I could shoehorn the new horn in

With a bit of cutting I figured out that it would actually fit into the front compartment quite neatly, so out came the dremmel again.

Old Siren Removed

Just a little cutting required
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Posted by phil alvirez | Feb 14, 2017 @ 06:08 AM | 8,954 Views
this is the 2nd plane am talking about. for the previous, see at same blog

finished the balsa fuselage version of Maverick. it weighs 65 grams more, but has more room for the components. with the original, that uses a foam fuselage of the dynamic hotliner, it is so tight that i have to press on to fit. i was not expecting it to be heavier, and this is another reason to use composites if chosen wisely.
also built a new wing that is covered with a stronger covering in order to make it stiffer. with the original wing, as the motor is so powerful, if i go beyond 50% throttle sometimes the wing flutters. and the gain in weight was only 15 grams.

>>>as seen at my blog when i released it:

Maverick 2: >>>nov 11, 2013: just finished replacement fuselage made of balsa to have more room, as the foam 1 is very tight for the pack, esc, and quanum. to my surprise, it weighs 75 grams more, so this places it in another category. the plane will fly faster, and will handle wind better, but will be a different plane. so i ordered another foam fuselage, as the original is beginning to show signs of wear and tear, especially after several crashes due to radio failure (false contacts in individual cells in the DX6i). once the weather improved i was able to fly it and learned that handles more wind as it is heavier, but not much difference after all. both give me a great performance-perhaps the best of all my sailplanes<<<
Posted by bestdronesreview | Feb 14, 2017 @ 03:52 AM | 2,309 Views
Nowadays, drones are no longer new to the young and become a part of their life, especially to someone who love traveling and taking photos. One of the best useful drones when go anywhere and received most drone reviews is Dji Mavic Pro.

This Dji drone received most drone reviews​

1.Attractive size

Dji Mavic Pro has very small size

The size of theDJI Mavic Pro very compact when folded only 83x83x198mm and maximum total weight is only 743gr. This is a very light weight for a camera system integrated 4K Drone and gimbal. Thanks to lightweight, Mavic can fly at a maximum speed of up to approximately 65 km / h in ideal conditions without the wind and can fly in a stable manner in the wind at a speed of 38km / h. Mavic operates up to 13 km and can fly up to 5km higher than sea level.

2.Mavic Pros battery

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Posted by AGACherry | Feb 14, 2017 @ 02:26 AM | 4,676 Views
Wanna ask mike, any discount on that day~http://milehighrc.com/Lipos.html
Posted by rinoki71 | Feb 14, 2017 @ 01:56 AM | 3,268 Views
Short video review of the HobbyTiger 8" tablet sun visor for DJI/Autel Drones.

$13.99 from Amazon Prime

HobbyTiger 8" Tablet sun visor for DJI/Autel (6 min 12 sec)

Posted by XQPOWER | Feb 14, 2017 @ 01:52 AM | 3,281 Views
Hey ,guys ! Heard about our unique high torque servo ?
XQ-S5650D ,high voltage 12v ,and high torque 60kg .cm !
Brushless motor and 2 ball bearings. It is suitable for large airship, 1/5remote control cars.
The running degree is 180(when 500~2500 sec). Amazing

Name:8.5V60kg-cm Brushless Digital Servo
Size :A:60.1mm B:30.1mm C:59.7mm D:68.5mm E:16.9mm;
Weight:177.5g (6.25oz);
Gear type:Metal Gear;
Speed:0.20 sec/60 at (9.6V)
0.18 sec/60 at (12.0V)
Torque667 oz-in)48kg.cm.at(9.6V)
(833 oz-in)60 kg.cm.at(12.0V)
Brushle servos features:Support high voltage;High Torque;Waterproof; Plastic case, resist heat and corrosion;
Aluminium middle hull, easy to eliminate heat;adopt high Brushless motor.
Posted by old4570 | Feb 14, 2017 @ 01:06 AM | 3,097 Views

SHAHE Digital Calipers from Banggood (4 min 1 sec)

https://goo.gl/vLc8es = Product page .

I love measuring tools , especially accurate measuring tools . For about 30 years now I have owned calipers and I just don't know how I could possibly have gotten on without such . Dial or Digital calipers may not be the most supremely accurate tools in the world , and there may be some variance from one to the next but that does not matter if you use just the one as long as the measurement is consistent and repeatable .

I have for a long time thought about a better or higher grade of digital caliper so when Banggood offered me the opportunity to review the SHAHE calipers I could simply not resist the opportunity . I have owned / do own quite a few calipers already and the idea of adding another caliper was just to good to resist . What comes in the plastic case is a very nice caliper / two batteries / a plastic tool for removing the battery cover / a test certificate / and instructions in Chinese .

Not sure how useful the instructions are but the calipers are very easy to use . Simply by opening the jaws the calipers will turn on , all the user needs to so is clean the surfaces of the jaws and zero the calipers . Then simply chose if you wish to measure imperial or metric . ( It really is that simple ) . Now since the calipers turn on automatically , how long does it take them to turn off automatically --- 6 minutes is what I got . ( That's a little on the...Continue Reading