Posted by xinte | Jun 13, 2018 @ 02:56 AM | 1,706 Views
AT10 / AT10II online upgrade

The latest AT10(AT10II) version V1.3.7 firmware upgrade on Sept. 27, 2017.

Download of bin_af90_V1.3.7 .(AT12S).mac :!NZ9VSbKJ!j74qjMyzx...CYwY2jbHsXhC4I

Download of bin_af90_V1.3.7 .(AT12S).bin :!Jd0TWaza!kQb350oUH...zl8qk2Qg-c0ebc


1. ADD: Add Throttle Position alarm funtion, transmitter will warning if throttle is not at the lowest position when power on.
You can setup Throttle Position alarm funtion on or off in SYSTEM menu

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The latest AT10(AT10II) version V1.3.0 firmware upgrade on Sept. 7, 2017.

Download of bin_3c57_V1.3.0 .(AT12S).mac :!tB1yDIib!IyG0A5bBs...qjraLQ6PVRuYXs

Download of bin_3c57_V1.3.0 .(AT12S).bin :!lE1mzDJJ!4oSro5cC7...6lfayMA8pN6jvA


1. Improved: Joysticks adds more filtering.
2. Add: Add CAR and BOAT model type.
3. Add: AT10/AT10II will alarm if throttle do not at the bottom when power on.
4. Add: RSSI signal strength pass through on a spare channel, can setup CH5 to CH12 as the RSSI signal output channel.
5. Change: the RSSI signal strength display change from figure to percent, 100% show the strongest RSSI signal.

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Posted by xinte | Jun 13, 2018 @ 02:53 AM | 1,545 Views
T8FB 8CH transmitter upgrade doc

T8FB 8 channels transmitter upgrade file download:!1E8XXYxA!TsuM02c8c...Ys-OBuUevD6tqM


1. T8FB Upgrade Driver: for WIN7 & XP、WIN8 & wWIN10

2. T8FB Upgrade Tools & T8FB Latest Frimware

3.T8FB Parameter setup tool by Phone / Computer

4.T8FB User manual

T8FB Parameter Configuration:Guidance:

T8FB Firmware Upgrade or Model Type Change Guidance:
Posted by xinte | Jun 13, 2018 @ 02:51 AM | 1,552 Views
CB86-PLUS Balance Charger firmware upgrade document

The latest version V2.4 is updated on July.25th,2016

CB86-PLUS-V2.4.bin VUP Download :!Yd8BnboI!

CB86-PLUS-V2.4.mac VUP Download :!8Y9B2bBZ!_SBWMsr_e...DekHPuBkdB8uys

CB86PLUS upgrade steps :

1. Put your CB86PLUS via USB cable to your computer.

2. Connect CB86PLUS to a suitable DC power supply with 10.5-15V output voltage and minimum of 15A output current.

3. It appears like disc on your computer.

4. Format original files(Format original file means format the transmitter files when you bought. For example, your CB86PLUS is the version V1-8, you want upgrade to the version V1-9. Then you have to format the file of V1-8 , and then copy the file of V1-9. So the file V1-8 is the original file).

5. Copy upgrade file.

6. Put USB cable off.

The differences between mac and bin files.

(1)File mac for new version CB86PLUS which can upgrade by computer with win7, win8, XP and APPLE.

(2)File bin for old version CB86PLUS which only can upgrade by computer with win7, XP.

The differences between new version and old version CB86PLUS.

(1 ) Appear hint “format files”, display shinning when connect CB86PLUS to computer.

(2)Without any hint, only display is on constantly when connect CB86PLUS to computer.

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Posted by xinte | Jun 13, 2018 @ 02:48 AM | 1,561 Views
AT9 / AT9S Firmware Upgrade V1.7.5 (AT12S)_c0f0.dfu is updated on Oct.10, 2017

Download of V1.7.5 (AT12S)_c0f0..dfu:!MQVEXbCK!1tLc3boHn...b5tnDPBbZ6C0ng


1. Add THR-HOLD function in MULTIROTOR model.

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AT9 / AT9S Firmware Upgrade V1.6.6 (AT12S)_821c.dfu is updated on Sept.7,2017

Download of V1.6.6 (AT12S)_821c.dfu:!JUFECZxT!bNvAWrA3e...-_kVgHTxhT7was


1. Improved: Joysticks adds more filtering.
2. Add: AT9/AT9S will alarm if throttle do not at the bottom when power on.
3. Add: RSSI signal strength pass-through on a spare channel, can setup CH5 to CH12 as the RSSI signal output channel.
4. Change: the RSSI signal strength display change from figure to percent, 100% show the strongest RSSI signal. /************************************************** ************************************************** ******************************/

AT9 Firmware Upgrade Diver Document Download——June 6,2015

AT9 remote control upgrade driver for WIN7/WIN8/WIN10/XP system:!VNl2BAAC!_PdH-5oYo...Lqsy6ACECjGAmM

Firmware upgraded for PC (XP system) download:!IAVxDBQB!I-VgEP_it...E6FExulTeecEmc

Firmware upgraded for PC (WIN7/WIN8/WIN10 system) download:!...Continue Reading
Posted by xinte | Jun 13, 2018 @ 02:44 AM | 1,550 Views
Radiolink AT9 --- USB data backup copy function introduction

Operation video:copy data by USB for AT9(in Chinese)

Radiolink AT9 data copy by USB V1.0 system download :!EEsnFIiA!b0fCMzoqZ...pGyUgATG_l40nY

Note 1: When use USB cable connect to AT9, it’s better to reopen "Radiolink AT9 USB data copy system V1.0".

Note 2: Before use "Radiolink AT9 USB data copy function", run "ctlUpdate_step1.bat" first.

Note 3: When the first time to open “Radiolink AT9 USB data copy V1.0 system ”, need to run as administrator.

Note 4: There need to have “DD” sound when write data into transmitter, there must be have something wrong with the copy system if doesn’t have “DD” sound, please reopen "Radiolink AT9 USB data copy system V1.0”, return on the AT9, reconnect the USB cable.


1. AT9 have to upgrade to V1.3.3 first if you need use the copy function. The instructions how to upgrade the firmware, please refer to this video.

RadioLink AT9 Firmware Update (8 min 21 sec)

2. Turn on transmitter, then connect to computer through the USB cable.

3.Turn on USB data copy function in MODEL SEL. menu: Choose BASIC MENU-> MODEL SEL.->COPY→PC:ON

4. Open “AT9 USB data copy system V1.0”.

5. Click”CONNECT”, green light on means connect successfully.

6. Read the AT9 data: click “...Continue Reading
Posted by xinte | Jun 13, 2018 @ 02:09 AM | 1,561 Views
Mantis85 85mm 5.8G FPV Micro Racing Drone Quadcopter BNF 600TVL HD Camera VTX with Double Antenna 3 Inch 40CH Mini Video Goggles
Package include:
1 x Happymodel Mantis 85 FPV Racing Drone BNF
1 x JMT LST-009 Double Antenna 5.8G FPV Goggles
1 x Flysky FS-i6 6CH 2.4G AFHDS 2A LCD Transmitter

This is RTF Version, Ready to Fly, All Assembly.

Drone Detail:

Item Name:Mantis 85 Micro FPV RACING DRONES BNF No Remote Controller
Weight: 52g( battery not include)
Flight controller: Super_S F4 Flight controller built-in Betaflight OSD
Motor: Happymodel SE1102 KV9000 brushless motor
Propeller: 1935 3-blades propeller
Camera: 600TVL HD CMOS 1/4inch
VTX: 5.8g 25MW 48CH NTSC/PAL Video transmitter
Battery: 7.4V 400mah 30C lipo battery
OSD: Betaflight OSD
Firmware of Flight controller :Betaflight 3.2.0
Flight time : 4minutes
Buzzer Ready

- 3K full carbon fiber bottom plate set up with CNC aluminum alloy Stiffeners
- Extremely light and more powerful
- STM32F405RGT6 MCU+ BLHELI_S ESC make your Operating feel more stabile and silky
- Adjustable Angle of Camera
- Jaw-dropping flight performance
- Betaflight support
- Acro mode / Air mode /Angle mode support
- Built-in OSD(Using F4 MCU controls OSD over SPI bus in DMA mode)
- OSD Configuration has been include in BETAFLIGHT GUI
- Radio Stick to control PID Tunes
- BLEHELI_S pass-...Continue Reading
Posted by xinte | Jun 13, 2018 @ 01:40 AM | 1,538 Views
Package include:
1 x Snapper7 Brushless Micro 75mm Racer Drone
1 x JMT LST-009 Double Antenna 5.8G FPV Goggles
1 x Flysky FS-i6 6CH 2.4G AFHDS 2A LCD Transmitter

This is RTF Version, Ready to Fly, All Assembly.

Drone Detail:

Mode Name: Snapper7
Wheelbase: 75mm
Size: 98.5mm*98.5mm*36mm
Drone Weight: 28g(without battery)
Betaflight support , multi flight mode: ACRO/AIR/ANGLE
Powerful Brushless motor and Smooth ESC
CNC aluminum alloy propeller guard
Betaflight OSD support ,easy to get RSSI , Voltage and other info from your goggles
Adjust the settings and the PID of the flight controller via OSD
Full telemetry function ready
Head lights ready
Camera angle adjustable
Real Bind and Fly version
FPV Goggles Detail:

Double Antennas
Built-in 3.7V 1200mAh Battery
Support a key search frequency
RaceBand 40 channel Auto-Searching
Real-time video return 5.8G FPV Receiver


● Small size and light weight;
● Low power consumption, Working current 300~330mA;
● Double antenna reception to make the signal more stable;
● RaceBand 40 channel, Auto-Searching;
● 3.0 Inch 480*320 dot high brightness LCD screen;
● Built-in super sensitiveness 5.8GHz 40ch receiver, especially with RaceBand;
● Built-in 3.7V/1200mAh high-capacity Li-ion polymer Battery;
● Universal USB charging interface;
● Real-time video return, Very low time-delay;
● Bilingual menu in support of Chinese and English;
● Support external video signal input;
● Support AV signal output (Connect external DVR);

Posted by jameschen072 | Jun 12, 2018 @ 11:12 PM | 1,546 Views
Volantex Ranger 600 review

If there is one thing I enjoy more than flying planes, it’s sharing the experience. I’ve recently developed the habit of always having a trainer aircraft in my car, so that those who were interested could get a taste of what R/C flying is all about. Recently, the Ranger 600 has been my go-to trainer, it has taught about a dozen club members how to fly and we eventually purchased 12 of these fun little trainers so we could mess around with them at the field.
So, this review would be a little different to my usual ones- here’s a plane that I’m quite familiar with already, instead of something completely brand new. I’ll tell you what I love about it, what wears out and what my comments to the factory were in terms of what needs to be changed in the future.
As my Ranger 600 has been put through more abuse than any trainer really should, Volantex has been nice enough to provide me with a brand-new unit to do the unboxing and flight review with. I appreciate their support of my always unbiased reviews.

Design and specs
The Ranger 600 is a 600mm wingspan EPP high-wing trainer with an 8620 coreless motor driving a pusher-prop above the wing. The all-in-one unit smartly integrates the receiver, esc, and even two 2 gram servos- which are connected to the rudder and elevator surfaces. An integrated 3 axis gyro+3 axis accelerometer system provides electronic stabilization, the gyro could be either turned off...Continue Reading
Posted by Cliffyd33 | Jun 12, 2018 @ 10:26 PM | 922 Views
In my previous post I described a long winter inside missing nice flying weather and building a unique looking acrylic racing drone frames. This time i decided to make a mini drone with skull frame and covering acrylic in carbon fiber tape available at hardware stores. It flew really nice, better than expected. anyway just thought i would upload some pics. thanks for looking
Posted by Tower669 | Jun 12, 2018 @ 10:04 PM | 947 Views
Here are a few snapshots this evening. I need a bit of a bigger box. There's also some 1245 cf props and a set of 1245 plastic APC type props in there.
Posted by Cliffyd33 | Jun 12, 2018 @ 09:44 PM | 882 Views
this past winter with lots of indoor time I had lots of spare drone parts. I seen a few ideas online about guys cnc their own frames using acrylic. I dont have a cnc so all my cuts are with a 5 " grinder and dremel rotary tool....Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Jun 12, 2018 @ 08:19 PM | 1,324 Views
Banggood mid year sale

Yeah , Banggood is starting it's mid year sales ..
So if you , like me , have been waiting for BG to start another round of sales .. Well the mid year madness has started .
Hopefully will be as good as or better than the last Christmas ( Xmas to some ) sales .

Update :

Eachine E32HW came today
Bit on the windy side today to play with a brand new quad , but I have charged the battery ..
Hopefully be playing with it soon ( and do a review )
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Jun 12, 2018 @ 07:19 PM | 934 Views
My 72" Aeronaut Catalina in Canadian colours, and my FMS A10.
Posted by Boss FPV | Jun 12, 2018 @ 05:35 PM | 834 Views
"If you're not crashing, you're not flying hard enough" - every quad pilot ever

Crash files #03 - Light at the end of the tunnel (3 min 11 sec)

Posted by XionUAV | Jun 12, 2018 @ 04:29 PM | 889 Views
This is one of those quads that probably should have never been manufactured. It's a contradiction in that it incorporates an all-in-one PDB with VTX and ESC's and an old CC3D FC soldered directly to the PDB. So basically nothing can easily be upgraded or changed with the exception of maybe the motors. In other words, serious quad racer boys were never going to be serious about this quad. But money talks and when it was clearanced for $50 from Hitec, I snagged one.

Getting the CC3D FC programmed was a PITA for me because it required using the new Libre Pilot app to program an old FC. Autotune was not available and the quad profile provided by Hitec wouldn't load into the correct field so I had to find the profile file and manually add it then go back to the program where it then showed up. Anyway, very fiddly.

The instructions for programming the quad were vague at best so if you weren't already familiar with Libre Pilot and with the programming sequence then there was quite a bit of trial and error involved. After finally getting everything setup, the motors would twitch. Some research determined that this was a phenomenon of the 125 ESC protocol and the only way to fix it was to lower the throttle end point from 1000 to 660 I think it was.

The quad also came with 6" props which put the prop tip too close to the 3S 2200mAh 40C battery cables for my liking so they were replaced with HQ 5x4x3. The provided camera was also poor at best and was replaced with a...Continue Reading
Posted by kydawg1 | Jun 12, 2018 @ 03:49 PM | 717 Views
Summer 2018 Huck #24 (3 min 14 sec)

Posted by XionUAV | Jun 12, 2018 @ 03:32 PM | 825 Views
This was a project that after building it it just sat in the rack because I was afraid to fly it. The 4S battery wouldn't quite fit in the fuselage so the canopy was up off the fuselage about 5mm. A whole bunch of wheel weights were added to the nose just to get it to balance correctly. As I recall total weight came in around 800g. That's double what some guys were flying.

The EDF was a 12-blade Freewing from Motion RC. Third one actually as the first two had noticeable bearing issues. Motion is a great company to deal with. Thrust tube was tuned for average thrust vs. velocity. Next time I'll probably go with a slightly smaller diameter exit to increase velocity a little.

When I finally got up the nerve to toss the thing I was shocked that it just dipped a little then flew straight out. Honestly I was expecting nothing less than foam-shredding mayhem. But it flew incredibly well. The video is of the second time I took it out.

Unfortunately a radio reprogramming mix up on my part (that's what happens when you have too many radios) didn't allow for enough reflex for launch and it dipped badly for which I applied panic elevator input which snapped it over and it hit inverted. Hard gravel no less. The frame was salvageable but the EDF wasn't. The motor was ok.

This was such a cool and fun little plane to fly that I decided to build another. This one will get a 50mm EDF rated for the same thrust the 64mm had but place it farther forward to try and offset the need for so much nose weight.

These are impressive little aircraft with a very wide range of applications. Just recently read about a guy who sent his on a 100km automated flight. That's astounding for an aircraft this small.

Z-84 EDF 2nd Flight (5 min 7 sec)