Posted by Jack Crossfire | Mar 21, 2017 @ 12:16 AM | 1,374 Views
So today, the Alphabet corporation finally closed down the party by disabling the last of the downloadable API's on youtube. 4kvideodownloader & movgrab no longer work for any videos. No more 4k video unless your connection & browser are fast enough to play it in realtime. No dynamic range compression besides what a piece of hardware connected to your headphone jack can do. There's a slight chance someone may find another back door. There should be another back door as long as playback is supported on a browser, but the current generation doesn't have any interest in making things work.

With cleverly hacked software, 4k was glorious on 7 year old hardware that couldn't play it otherwise & an internet connection only fast enough for 640x480.

Still remember 8 years ago, when it was as simple as renaming files in the browser cache & the entire video was a single file. They played cat & mouse games for 8 years, constantly obfuscating the API in new ways. It's not whether something can be done anymore, but whether anyone has the interest or the intelligence.
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 20, 2017 @ 10:30 PM | 1,362 Views
This is my maiden flight video with my new E-flite UMX Waco.

My normal cameraman John has been very sick, so my girlfriend helped me out and I am quite proud of how well she did on her first try at recording UMX RC Flight!

Maiden Flight - E-flite UMX Waco RC Plane with AS3X (4 min 20 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Mar 20, 2017 @ 07:21 PM | 1,309 Views
In my previous post I mentioned I had the Eachine bound to my Turnigy 9XR Pro VIA a multi protocol module ...

https://goo.gl/cJvDpd Multi protocol Module ... FYI , this module only does ( NRF24L01 )
https://goo.gl/R6ALz5 Eachine H8 mini ...

These are the instructions for binding ..

When you turn on the Tx hold the sticks in the following position ( on start - not after )
Rudder right + Aileron left = EAchine H8 mini 3D
Elevator up + Aileron right = EAchine H8(C) mini

Will the real Eachine stand up please !

These were the instructions , but for the Taranis transmitter .
For the 9XR Pro I found the following worked
Transmitter is mode 2 Left stick is Throttle / Rudder

Throttle Down / Rudder left ( bottom left corner )
Right stick = top right corner

Once the (?) model is bound , you should not need to repeat the process as the protocol ( model ) will be remembered next time you want to fly .
Like I said , the instructions are for the Taranis , so if you plug the module into any other Tx , you will need to explore for a bind .

Eachine H8 mini ...
I still haven't tried the factory remote .
The H8 bound to my 9XR pro shows great promise for a really good flying mini quad ( or is it micro ? )

It handles a breeze relatively well for it's small size
The H8 lacks power / or is a little heavy
Very strong , takes bumps well
Might be stunt able .. ( Very nimble )
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Posted by Drinkes | Mar 20, 2017 @ 11:59 PM | 1,307 Views
Sorry, It will be in Russian.
Новая версия, меньше по размерам, более удобный и вместительный фюзеляж.

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1500 мм размах, площадь крыла 45дм2, хорда 300мм. Профиль модифицированный pw75 (хотя, это не самый лучший вариант, предпочтительней mh45).

Изготовление крыла:
Ядро - шариковый пенопласт режется струной, обтягивается бумагой на ПВА. Вклеиваются лонжероны (рейка сечением 3х30мм) и пеналы под углепластиковые штыри (10х10мм). Элевоны отрезаются и по бумаге обтягиваются скотчем. Затем, до лонжерона и соединительных штырей крыло обтягивается стеклотканью, шкуриться, шпаклюется и краситься акриловой краской.

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Изготовление фюзеляжа:
На заготовке размечается расположение "полезной" нагрузки и место установки крыла и от руки, "на глаз" размечаются и изготавливаются шаблоны для резки пенопласта. Из более плотного серого пенопласта изготавливаются боковины, в два слоя по 30мм. Пенопласт режется канцелярским ножом, выравнивается и подгоняется шкуркой на бруске. Дальше будет оклейка бумагой на ПВА и бальзой.
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Posted by Stacy | Mar 20, 2017 @ 09:06 PM | 1,287 Views
Perfectly match your drones, make your flying more enjoyable
Posted by blade strike | Yesterday @ 06:47 PM | 1,272 Views
I will be on a vacation with the family from March 25 to April 2. If you need something please pm me and I will do my best to reply when I can!

Happy and safe flights!!!
Posted by unrauv | Yesterday @ 02:39 PM | 1,260 Views
Hi All

I have just updated this design for download, not build yet so you are on your own.

http://www.rcfbaircraft.com/us-multi-engine

Thanks-you
Vincent Unrau
RCFBAircraft
http://www.rcfbaircraft.com
Posted by quadfly51 | Yesterday @ 03:02 PM | 1,255 Views
this is my dog and the horses
Posted by NashVegas | Mar 20, 2017 @ 09:46 PM | 1,246 Views
Extreme Flight 91" Yak
Dualsky G6000.8 motor
Castle 160 HV ESC
Falcon Carbon Fiber Electric 24x10
12 s - 5000 mAh LiPos (two 6s in series)

Extreme Flight 91" Yak 54 (4 min 3 sec)

Posted by mlilasic | Mar 21, 2017 @ 09:42 AM | 1,226 Views
Review of FrSky XMPF3E - F3Evo Flight Controller with integrated full range XM+ receiver

Review of Charsoon Magical Core LCD Battery Charger with Cell-A 2-6S Balance Port

Review of new FrSky Taranis Q X7 - Best Buy Transmitter

Review of Eachine E010S 65mm Micro FPV Racing Quadcopter with 800TVL CMOS Based On F3 Brush Flight Controller & DVR flight footage

Review of Eachine E50S WIFI FPV With 2MP 720P Camera Foldable Arm Altitude Hold RC Quadcopter & DVR flight footage

Review of New FrSky Ultra Light 1.5g XM+ Micro D16 SBUS Full Range 16CH Receiver

Review of iSDT Q6 Plus 300W 14A MINI Pocket Battery Balance Charger

Review of New FrSky Ultra Light 1g XM Receiver - Up To 16CH SBUS & Build Log & DVR flight footage

Review of Eachine Falcon 210 Pro F3 FPV Racer RTF with OSD 700TVL CAM 5.8G 40CH VTX i6 Transmitter & DVR flight footage

Review of FrSKY XSRF3E - F3Evo Flight Controller with integrated full telemetry XSR receiver

Review of Racerstar RS30x4 30A BLHeli_S 2-4S 4 in 1 Brushless ESC with 5V 3A SBEC for FPV Racing & DVR flight footage

Mini revolution is coming - Preview of FrSky M9 - High Sensitivity Hall Sensor Gimbal For Taranis X9D & X9D Plus

Review of Eachine VTX03 & Build Log & DVR flight footage- Super Mini 5.8G 72CH 0/25mW/50mw/200mW Switchable FPV Transmitter

Review of Eachine TX03 & Build Log & DVR flight footage- 0/25/50/200mW Switchable AIO 72CH 600TVL 1/3 CMOS Camera

Eachine Turbine QX70 - Full Review & DVR flight footage and transition to QX90C and much more

Thrust test & Review of Racerstar BR2205S 2300KV motor & Flight footage

Review of Racerstar RS30Ax4 V2 30A BLheli_S BB2 2-6S 4 in 1 ESC & Build Log & Flight footage

Thrust Test & Review & flight footage of Racerstar BR2205 2300KV motors on 4S
Posted by marbelo | Mar 20, 2017 @ 07:08 PM | 1,222 Views
Disclaimer: The entire build was more than one dollar! I bought the Quanum Trifecta frame last year on the HobbyKing one dollar frame promotion

Since the release of this frame, I fall in love of it. The frame looks awesome, the foldable arms and portability are nice features and the possibility of installing a fully functional APM or Pixracer for AP rig or autonomous mission is outstanding.

My idea:
I wanted a recer drone, I already have a big AP rig and I wanted something to fly around the trees and tight places. I wanted something different, not a simple 250 mm quadcopter, and this frame offered a good learning experience about the SPF3 board, Cleanflight and Triflight (which is the firmware Im currently using).

Lets go to the part list!

- Quanum Trifecta frame + Expansion Pack;
- DYS BE2206 2000 kv motors;
- DAL 6045 v2 propellers;
- ZTW Spider Lite 18A ESC (With BLHeli firmware);
- Emax ES09MD Servo (with feedback cable mod);
- SPF3 flight controller (with triflight v0.5 firmware);
- iRange 16CH s-bus Frsky receiver;
- 5V BEC for powering the Flight Controller and Servo;
- 5v Buzzer;
- Eachine 1000 tvl ccd fpv camera;
- Camera Holder;
- MicrominimOSD with MVOSD;
- Eachine ET526 5.8 GHz 600 mW vtx;
- Aomway 4 Leaf Clover antenna;
- Runcam 2 HD video recorder;
- Multistar 3S 1400 mAh 40C Lipo.

Regarding the hardware I used:


- The ESC that arrived from Banggood were mixed. Two of them came with BLHeli and the other with SimonK! I didnt notice until it was too late. I updated with last version of BLHeli and then the magic smoke came out of the ESC and the Motor attached to it.
- The iRange 16CH s-bus Frsky receiver is a copy of the FRSKY XSR receiver but much cheaper. It has PWM RSSI output and you need to build a RC filter to provide an analog RSSI for the microminimOSD.
Posted by fastmax | Yesterday @ 06:21 PM | 1,216 Views
KingKong 210GT RTF... The suspense is killing me too!



EDIT 3/25 Ok, so I had some time to get some detailed pics of this beast. Unfortunately it has been raining here since yesterday, so I haven't been able to get it in the air other than a quick hover in the house. Based on what I have seen so far I LOVE this quad! It's well equipped, well laid out, and everything is pretty well set up for you right out of the box. Flight modes are pre-set , arm switch is pre-set, and the stock tune feels pretty good. Of course I'll need to actually fly it to be certain, but I am pretty sure it is going to handle great in completely box stock form. They also include a generous amount of props. There are 10 CW and 10 CCW props in the box, along with a 1300mah 3S lipo, a low voltage alarm, Flysky FS-i6 radio, and an imax B3 AC balance charger. I will be getting some flight video of this with stock props, powered by the stock battery, as well as video with DAL Cyclone props on 3S and 4S power, so as soon as weather permits I will update this post. For now though here is some eye candy.



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Posted by Agram26 | Mar 20, 2017 @ 08:04 PM | 1,214 Views
Hi I have an f330 airframe with an apm2.6 but want to put a new FC on it and it doesn't need to have gps or anything fancy I just want to fly it around and put fpv on it. Any ideas on a newer FC that may work with cleanflight or beta flight that would work well on this?
Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 20, 2017 @ 07:13 PM | 1,210 Views
Spent last week in the wonderful Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. Didn't take any RC planes with us but did take our DJI Phantom 3 and here's some footage that I got...

DJI Phantom 3 Standard "Randy Quad" footage - Smoky Mountains - Pigeon Forge, TN (5 min 10 sec)

Posted by Flite Brothers | Yesterday @ 05:40 PM | 1,192 Views
Happy to have the opportunity to review a Monster V2 camera. I don't have 16:9 goggles so the perspective for me is a little weird as is, but the clarity is noticeably better with that 1200TVL screen. No notable lag, but I don't have proper testing equipment to say for sure. Nice design with all aluminum body. Note that the protrusions for the threaded body make the width slightly larger than typical HS1177 case so there needs to be slightly more room in your frame. Overall, a nice camera.

Foxeer Monster V2 Full Review (9 min 26 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Yesterday @ 06:46 PM | 1,191 Views
I just got my XK X100 in today,had my eye one of thes ea while ago but got sidetracked with other projects.anyhow I was recently looking to buy a Furibee F36S but then came across this on a recent flash sale and always wanted to get one so now I have one F36S looks really cool but maybe check it out later.For now I have plans for the X100 ,I also purchased a Furibee F03 AIO camera to install on the X100 for some fpv awesome

I will be updating this thread with more pictures and video soon,right now waiting for the X100 battery to finish charging for its maiden flight ,this looks like a really cool quadcopter that will soon be even cooler when I install the F03 camera

Get the coll XK X100 here http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopte...?lkid=10600500

Get a FuriBee F03 AIO Mini FPV Camera here http://www.gearbest.com/fpv-system/p...?lkid=10600502
Posted by aben71 | Mar 21, 2017 @ 06:12 AM | 1,190 Views
Had some fun this afternoon with the Syma X8SC.I went out to try the camera and tx from a Syma X8HG and I must say it worked great with it As a bonus I put my Eachine TXo2 on top of the X8SC with a little velcro and had an instant FPV explorer quadcopter.


Syma X8SC Test Flight With X8HG Camera And TX Also Including FPV Flight (10 min 43 sec)



where to find the gear I used? check out these links :

Syma X8SC here http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopter...

Controller and camera from this quadcopter http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopter...

and the Eachine TX02 aio fpv camera here http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-TX02-...
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 12:07 AM | 1,185 Views
Eachine H8 Mini ( Bound to my 9XR pro ) Part 2 (1 min 57 sec)



The Eachine H8 mini running better ..
With the bad motor running smoother it really handles well ..

I'm still a little surprised you get such a good mini quad for so little money ..
Posted by aben71 | Yesterday @ 07:17 PM | 1,140 Views
oops,,meant add to my other post,sorry