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Posted by nickburns | Oct 04, 2017 @ 07:29 PM | 1,333 Views
The video below is a comparison of the two mini ccd cameras available and the larger owl plus to compare night vision.

Caddx Turbo S1 (5 min 40 sec)

Caddx Turbo S1
http://bit.ly/2xuIGfi or Green http://bit.ly/2wkez6q
Posted by nickburns | Oct 04, 2017 @ 07:26 PM | 1,318 Views
Combining an indoor friendly whoop style quad, box goggles and battery this kit has every component needed to start your FPV journey. The googles are very small for the design making them more easily packed for travel but not glasses ready. For the normal sighted the google will work well, for the rest modding would likely be needed. The R011 comes with one battery and a flight time around 4mins. The flight controller is not natively configurable, with self leveling always active. The three available speeds increase pitch, roll and yaw at each increment. The yaw is very twitchy. The remote control is slightly larger than the normal sized controller we see with this type of offering. The thumb pads do remove, allowing a mod to extend the sticks, which could give use more fine control.

RedPawz R011 (20 min 52 sec)

R011 http://bit.ly/2hpN4C7
Posted by JeepDoctor | Oct 04, 2017 @ 07:06 PM | 1,072 Views
So this is my second year as a member of the Port Orange Ship Modelers Club. The year is quickly coming to a close. This year so far we've had a regatta, club luncheon, a few pond run days as well as a boat show. The club is made up of enthusiasts, veterans, and people who have worked aboard boats. Here I have posted just some pictures of this years club activities.

The club facebook page can be found @ facebook.com/...Continue Reading
Posted by rcduder | Oct 04, 2017 @ 05:49 PM | 1,340 Views
Hey their guys! As the title says, i lost my runcam 2 at the sumner meadows golf course. It is one of my favorite local spots and I hope some others who read my blog might fly their as well! I lost it over in the back corner by the group of trees next to the red bridge. It is a grey runcam 2 with electrical tape and a 32gig lexar sd card. If anyone finds it or sees anything about one that was found at the location please let me know I would love to get my camera and my footage back thank you guys!!! Happy flying!!!! It is the same one I have on my chameleon in this picture:

-Michael Anderson/PNWFPV
Posted by Absaroka | Oct 04, 2017 @ 04:21 PM | 1,371 Views
Flew the B&W Tundra this A.M---mission # 40. Finished balancing the "Bushmule"---it's ready for the maiden.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Oct 04, 2017 @ 02:35 PM | 1,191 Views
JJRC H42WH Butterfly Review - Altitude Hold Wifi FPV and Voice Control (22 min 39 sec)

PROS
-Low rate is slow enough for beginners and indoor flying
-It looks like a psychedelic butterfly
-Altitude hold works well
-Headless mode works well
-Voice control works

CONS
-Does not fight wind well; best flown indoors
-The app crashed a lot
Posted by burkefj | Oct 04, 2017 @ 01:01 PM | 1,395 Views
Here is something I just finished, 3" diameter tube, 55" long, 37" wingspan, 26.5 oz rtf using a 32mm Aerotech G-12 long burn rocket motor. This is a 1.5x upscale of a smaller 2" version I did last month that flew well. The idea was to take the wing planform from the 2001 space odyssey shuttle and make a flyable design. I had already done a Pan Am logo on one of my other rocket gliders so I thought Trans World sounded better anyway....HS-65hb servos, a single 500mah 1s lipo and AR-400 receiver, all mounted at the CG, I adjusted wing location to avoid any need for balast. Here are some build pictures and a flight video. Wings are double thickness 6mm depron with lightweight hollow 3/16" carbon spars. Parts tracings/parts list and instructions are on my site at http://www.dynasoarrocketry.com My depron is some of the stuff with a curve in it, but by doing top and bottom wings I was able to reverse the curve and along with the spars it flatted out nicely. Same for the vertical stab. Look at the plans pulldown and select the orion plans.

Large Orion Starliner RC rocket glider flying on G-12 rocket motor (1 min 52 sec)
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Posted by SteelRainSpo | Oct 04, 2017 @ 11:24 AM | 1,613 Views
An Amazing And Innovative Frame!!!

IFlight Beetle 215mm Frame Review (10 min 0 sec)


Check out my YouTube review and overview of the IFlight Beetle 215mm Carbon Fiber Molded racing frame. I discuss some of the frames technical and physical features, along with it's advantages and disadvantages for your build.

Thanks for watching, and if you enjoyed the review please subscribe to see more upcoming and exciting content, and like, share and comment if you have any questions or suggestions.
Posted by CloudSniffer | Oct 04, 2017 @ 10:25 AM | 1,601 Views
I little good luck goes a long way. I found that the HS55 servo fits perfect. Its a slight press fit between the bottom center sheeting and forward spoiler bay balsa covering support. I simply sawed the tabs off the servo, and pushed it in place until is met the back side of a half rib. The servo arm is in the correct position to lift the spoiler without any linkage.

I am using my flap switch with 2 spoiler positions. Each position has elevator offset programmed in so when the switch is deployed the glider goes straight. On the high position you can come in at a fairly steep angle with a controlled speed.

Once the servo was set up in place I just used a little silicon on the top edge to hold it in place. This way if I need to service it for some reason it can easily be removed without tearing up the plane.

Now, I had a little bag of little tiny magnets and need one. Ive spend over two hours looking for them and suspect they are hitch hiking around stuck to something else. Sneaky little things.
Posted by bhoov128 | Oct 04, 2017 @ 10:17 AM | 2,008 Views
Finally getting around to building my Microaces Fokker D.VII pledge kit. Took way to long to start putting it together. There have been quite a few improvements made to the instructions so things aren't 100% matched up to the beta kit I have.

I also didn't post anything until this and I'm halfway thru the build

Sorry I was useless for feedback Jon
Posted by vwbsean | Oct 04, 2017 @ 09:35 AM | 1,601 Views
Who else flies before they go to work?
Posted by vwbsean | Oct 04, 2017 @ 09:32 AM | 1,519 Views
Something extra
Posted by GBLynden | Oct 03, 2017 @ 11:55 PM | 1,977 Views
I love this thing and I didn't even FPV it in this video, but I have one of those videos coming soon!

MJX Bugs 6 FPV Racing Drone Line Of Sight Outdoor Maiden Flight (3 min 43 sec)

MJX Bugs 6 RC Drone Notes:

Pros:
- It is literally a racing drone ready to fly out of the box!
- It has the same balanced flight performance in a tight space that the MJX Bugs 3 Drone offers.
- An FPV display that mounts onto the radio is provided and is easy to assemble.
- It comes with a nice 4.3 inch LCD FPV display
- Nice super bright lights
- It comes brushless motors
- A very nice Entry Level FPV Racing Drone perfect for a Beginner.

Cons:
- The proprietary battery is a con for me. I want to fly it more that just once at a time!
- I had to switch the channel to be able to get reliable FPV footage. It was a channel off of my Fat Sharks.
Posted by jakegeorge64 | Oct 03, 2017 @ 10:35 PM | 1,792 Views
The rework to the motor on my Spirit of St Louise has had an interesting ending. Seems the plane is way out of trim and climbs so fast it stalls. The wing, is level so I think the pitch on the motor us off. I put it in the same spot I took it out of so the angle should be the same. I was able to get level flight with almost full down stabilizer. As soon as I went to neutral it nosed up.

Having been and A&P guy I knew to check the CG. It is fine. wing line looks fine. One thing I did not do was photograph the angle of the motor. But I put it back exactly in the same spot. Power is fine. So got frustrated. The other mini plane i bought flies like a dream so I know I am using the controls right.

But have not been flying because seems I have had cataracts getting worse for the past six months. Could not see the plane well past 30 feet so been flying it into trees and such getting surgery on the left eye next week. Hope to be out flying again.

Any comments on how to fix the angle of flight on the Spirit would be appreciated.
Posted by craytech | Oct 03, 2017 @ 09:23 PM | 2,425 Views
GaoNeng 450mah 80c Lipo Battery (2 min 14 sec)


Hello everyone welcome back.

Today I have the GaoNeng 450mah 80c/160c Lipo Battery. These are a great upgrade for any of you flying 75mm tiny whoops. My Beta 75 had no problems with the extra weight. These batteries come in at 13.2grams which is almost double what the 260mah batteries weighed but like I said the Beta 75 hasnt had any issues. Im getting a solid 5 minutes of flight time which is great!


Specs: 450mAh 1S 3.7V 80C LiPo Battery
Weight: 12g
Size: 18.5x6.3x60mm
Connector: JST-PH 2.0 AKA Powerwhoop, mCPX
Pack: 1S 3.7V
Rate: 80C/160C
Package Including
2 * 450mAh 1S 3.7V 80C LiPo Battery with JST-PH 2.0 Connector




Pick up some today.
http://amzn.to/2fJYvUU

Check out my Blog. I try to post everyday my adventures in FPV.
www.craytech.blog

Thank you for watching.

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Posted by Absaroka | Oct 03, 2017 @ 07:23 PM | 2,168 Views
Rained today--so I finished the Mule. Ready for some night time missions.
Posted by Xpress.. | Oct 03, 2017 @ 04:46 PM | 2,444 Views


If you don't have a Multiplex FunCub XL then you really are missing out on an airframe that is just silly fun to fly- big emphasis on the word FUN! I have been having an absolute BLAST with mine and it's just about al all stock, out of the box, RR. Normally I'm a giant scale pilot but this Cub has really changed my pace up lately and brought my interest right to it. There are a few things that I have done to get better performance out of it that I'd like to discuss, it has really changed how the thing flies and feels in the air.



1. I added a Castle Creations 10 amp BEC set to 6.5 volts. This voltage will not hurt the HS-225BB servos the aircraft comes with, but it will give the airplane a more responsive and crisp feeling in the air since the servos now have additional speed and torque.

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Posted by sikijddi | Oct 03, 2017 @ 03:03 PM | 1,948 Views
Hello everybody, I'm new here! I just want to say I am excited to get my first RC and get into the hobby.
Posted by fastmax | Oct 03, 2017 @ 02:57 PM | 2,925 Views
EDIT 11/7

During the 11.11 sales get the BFIGHT 210 FPV Racer for only $119.99

Aurora RC earned themselves quite a few fans earlier this year, when they released the ARFUN 90 brushless micro FPV racer. It was an instant hit with quadcopter pilots. Shortly after that they released the ARFUN Pro 95, which quickly became even more popular than the original ARFUN. Now they've stepped up their game and released an ultra light 5 inch racer, the BFIGHT 210!

Upon opening the box, I was immediately impressed with this quad. It has a very high quality look, and feel to it. I was also surprised at just how light it actually feels for a 210mm racer. I am super stoked to get this one in the air. I expect it to have impressive punch outs.

The quad is well equipped, and has an Omnibus F3 Pro FC with OSD, and micro SD card slot, a 4 in 1 30A DShot ESC, and 2205 2300kv motors. The FPV system is also well put together, and has a 960H 1080p Full HD CCD camera, and 25/200mw selectable power output VTX. This should give an excellent FPV experience with a very clear image transmission.

As if that's not enough Aurora RC has also included some awesome Gemfan props. The Whisky props are super cool, and the color is almost spot on to the color of good ole Jack Daniels.

With all of these great features you'd expect to have to pay quite a bit for this racer, but to make this package even better, all BNF versions are currently available for only $183

I will be getting this connected to...Continue Reading
Posted by rockbus | Oct 03, 2017 @ 02:39 PM | 2,013 Views
The gliderport can text you when conditions are favorable for sloping. Enter you phone number - set a wind threshold - speed and direction and you are good to go:

http://gliderport.thilenius.com/#/Home

This same page has a wind speed display with a Thumbs up or Down for PG/HG. Slopers will have to interpolate based on the planes they plan to fly.

Blue Skies

Ray