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Posted by KiTCyclic | Feb 15, 2018 @ 06:26 PM | 4,904 Views
Leader120 frame, AIO VTX

Cyclops 100 105mm

Minicube F3 6DOF Flight Controller
Firmware: OMNIBUSF3 BetaFlight
Minicube 4-in-1 BLHeli - S 20A ESC
BEC output: 5V 1A
DShot600 ( default ) ready
Cyclops 100 105mm frame
Racerstar 1103 motors
Runcam 25mW VTX
Runcam Nano cam
1940 hulkie props
Posted by Bunnyshooter223 | Feb 15, 2018 @ 08:50 PM | 4,630 Views
Well, my used OS FS-48 Surpass failed to run properly. It has an air leak.

I spent a while messing with it. I had even fitted a gorgeous Xoar 13x4 prop... so sad a nice 70F day and i could not get it running.

I am selling it, have other projects and could use some cash. Someone else could likely use it as a parts engine if not get it to work properly

I think it is a nice looking engine. But i sold it to help fund other projects
Posted by allenp3 | Feb 15, 2018 @ 10:12 PM | 4,522 Views
I have a bunch of gear on the way for expanding my Sabre's setup to what should be its final configuration, both airborne and on the ground. I attached updated schematics of my airborne and ground station setups.

Looking forward to getting going with the new setups to pass the time in the non-flying months.

Here's a list of what's on the way:

tBeacon Amber
Handheld HAM radio (Baofeng UV-5R V2+)
Micro FPV Camera (Caddx SDR1)
Camera Switcher (from GetFPV)
Eagle Eyes ground station module
Second video receiver (for diversity on 1.3 GHz) (ReadyMadeRC 900 - 1.3 GHz)
External FPV Monitor (Lumenier 7" with DVR, 5.8 GHz receivers and diversity)

More info on my other blog.
Posted by Bill M - RC | Feb 15, 2018 @ 08:39 PM | 4,499 Views
Hi fellow rc enthusiasts

NEW Skydio R1 Autonomous Flying Drone - this drone can follow and record you from the sky, no controller required

NEW Skydio R1 Autominous Flying Drone (3 min 56 sec)

Posted by Pierre_de’ Loop | Feb 15, 2018 @ 09:32 PM | 4,477 Views
Another unseasonably warm day provided me with an opportunity to run few tanks of fuel though the Saito.


Ready to fly...
Posted by Bill M - RC | Feb 15, 2018 @ 05:52 PM | 4,467 Views
Hi fellow pilots & rc enthusiasts

Jingdatoys JDRC JD-20 JD20 WIFI FPV with 2MP Wide Angle Camera, Altitude Hold, RTF Foldable RC Quadcopter drone review. This includes unboxing, analysis, setup, failsafe, features & flight tests.

You can get this here: https://goo.gl/ectdiX

JDRC JD-20 WIFI FPV Quadcopter drone review (22 min 22 sec)

Posted by outatrim | Feb 15, 2018 @ 04:51 PM | 4,424 Views
Outatrim Designed (4 min 51 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Feb 16, 2018 @ 01:30 AM | 4,377 Views

Run a few more discharges :

1st round

1. 2644
2. 2612
3. 2585
4. 2644
5. 2608
6. 2630
7. 2541
8. 2519

2nd round

1. 2603
2. 2704
3. 2610
4. 2587
5. 2684
6. 2721
7. 2622
8. 2619

Takes a long time to cycle the batteries , but might do a few more just see how these Turnigy go
Posted by GBLynden | Feb 16, 2018 @ 01:21 AM | 4,328 Views
These are my review videos for the Eachine Micro Skyhunter FPV 780mm PNP FPV RC Plane.

This is the Unboxing Video:

Unboxing Only - Eachine Micro Skyhunter FPV 780mm PNP FPV RC Plane (8 min 38 sec)

This is the Maiden Flight Video:

Eachine Micro Skyhunter FPV 780mm PNP FPV RC Plane Maiden Flight (3 min 48 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by blackmoon | Feb 16, 2018 @ 03:30 AM | 4,198 Views
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Posted by 1Ironhorse | Feb 15, 2018 @ 01:53 PM | 4,013 Views
Alright my friends I tried to locate the videos I shot of my motor test using the water tunnel I devised (similar to a wind tunnel) but was unable to find them. I didn’t realize that it was over 10 years ago I did those tests. I did find some still shots of the set up. So, see the attached photos.

The orange section of 4” PVC pipe has the motor/propeller set-up installed, all other pipe (white) is simply 4” PVC pipe. I took ½” plywood cut to the shape of the motor/propeller section of the keel, I used a router to cut a half round 3/8” slot in each side, inserted the 3/8” brass tube to support the sleeve bearings for the propeller shaft and glued the two ½” plywood pieces together, and painted all surfaces to seal them against water intrusion. I cut a 1” slot into the section of 4” PVC pipe I would later paint orange that would accept the motor/propeller mount assembly.

This set up worked fairly well, the only change I would make is to use a larger reservoir (I used a 20 gallon storage tote) and make the water inlet deeper below the water surface. During the testing, I had the water lever only about ½” above the inlet, and at higher power settings, a whirlpool would form and air would be pulled into the propeller. By raising the water level in the 20-gallon tote I was able to keep the propeller completely submerged. But I had to keep a hose running into the tote because the tunnel’s return pipe was situated such that water splashed out of the tub at high...Continue Reading
Posted by Teeder | Feb 15, 2018 @ 03:04 PM | 4,012 Views
As promised I was going to do a running video after the unboxing. This car is pretty cool, it's not waterproof but it survived running in the snow. Check out my channel on youtube I have lots of videos on ZD racing models. I'm a big fan of this brand.

MUST SEE! ZD RACING B-10E (1/10 BUGGY) RUNNING IN THE SNOW(RC courtesy of Gearbest) EP#376 (5 min 13 sec)

Posted by UpNup | Feb 15, 2018 @ 02:55 PM | 4,012 Views
The Williams Bros Models Pilot figures have been around a long time. They typically have very wide eyes that look garish. This blog adds face-painting detail to my blog July 4, 2017. Some of the ideas are from other places in this forum and the Aces of Iron painting tips.

1. Sand the sides of the eyelids. They’re too wide. Ignore the outer edges and keep everything in a normal eye-shape oval.

2. Use the tip of an Xacto knife to scrape off the plastic nearest the nose, deepening the eye socket just a bit.

3. Paint the whole face with a flat paint that resembles skin tones. Keep in mind that Caucasians aren’t really white, but a sand-colored tan. I started with a raw wood color and mixed in just a bit of red and yellow to warm up the tones. I mixed everything in a white egg carton. While you have the flesh tones, mix in enough red to make it pale pink. Paint the lower lip (only) and inside the eyeballs nearest the nose.

4. Paint the eyeballs white. I mixed in a drop of gray to soften the brilliance. Stop painting the white way short of the edges outside to make them more realistic. Stop short of the pink near the nose.

5. Paint the iris blue. Some say brown doesn’t work as well. I mixed in some white and didn’t blend it thoroughly to give it streaks. Make the circles hide the top part with the eyelid. Too far up and they’ll look sleepy. Too low and they’ll look scared. Make them equal or they’ll look crazy.

6. Make a dot...Continue Reading
Posted by vic_man_fpv | Feb 15, 2018 @ 02:45 PM | 3,937 Views
Fooxer Box. Comparamos resoluciones: 1080P 60fps Super Vision VS 1080P 60fps - vicmanfpv (7 min 1 sec)

Hola de nuevo!!! Tras mucho tiempo sin poder traer nada al canal porque mi cámara Legend 2 dejó de funcionar, vuelvo con nuevo contenido gracias a la nueva Foxeer Box que me he comprado. Y por ello hago este vídeo donde comparo las dos resoluciones que más nos interesan a los pilotos de FPV: 1080 a 60fps Super Vision y 1080 a 60fps. Audio en español.

*** NOTA: El vÍdeo lo grabé con la opción de vÍdeo output en PAL y esto reduce los fps a 50fps. Para sacar los 60fps, hay que marcar en la configuración video output: NTFS.

Hi everyone!!! After a long time unable to bring anything to my channel because my Legend 2 camera stopped working, I return with new content thanks to my new Foxeer Box that I bought. So I decided to do this video where I compare the two more interesting resolutions for FPV pilots: 1080 to 60fps Super Vision and 1080 to 60fps. Spanish audio.

Foxeer Box

Componentes / Components:
Kakute F4 AIO:

EFAW Aether frame:

T-Motor F40 PRO 2400KV:

T-Motor F30A V2:

Mis redes / My social networks:
twitter: @vic_man_fpv
instagram: @vic_man_fpv
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicmanfpv
Posted by unboxingexp | Feb 15, 2018 @ 12:04 PM | 3,906 Views
they provide a more realistic stick feeling when using a drone sim on your smartphone
Smartphone Joysticks (0 min 45 sec)

Posted by Micubano | Feb 15, 2018 @ 01:25 PM | 3,897 Views
My UMX Cessna just happened to be delivered on Valentine's Day. It is all set to fly. Since I couldn't due to it being dark out and rainy out, I took some pics of it instead.
Posted by visioneer_one | Feb 15, 2018 @ 11:10 AM | 3,839 Views
There are a couple of options.

- *Genuine* Spektrum DM9 module : Expensive! PPM only, so somewhat laggy. No ModelMatch. DSM2 only, so some of the newer BNFs won't easily bind to it. No telemetry. Supports up to 8 channels.

- Spektrum "Hack" module : Affordable (when pre-built), PITA otherwise as you have to get the board, components and a donor DX5e/6e transmitter. No PPM->Spektrum conversion lag. Supports DSM2 and DSMX. Supports ModelMatch! Sends channels 1-6 only, No telemetry.

- iRangeX multi-protocol module : Cheap! Same basic advantages as the hack module, but it supports up to 12 channels and telemetry. The firmware is open-source and is being continually updated.
Posted by BDOG1 | Feb 15, 2018 @ 12:00 PM | 3,782 Views
12 to 13 mph 28 degrees on the hill with the "Sizzle" this past monday

Mike Daly flight of the Sizzle 02-12-18 (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by OilFly | Feb 14, 2018 @ 04:55 PM | 3,011 Views
Vas Specter Bought the Kit from StoneBlueAirlines Several Months ago and Had a Blast on the Build , Inside the Compartment The Rx is Team Black Sheep Full size Crossfire 1.3 Ghz With Immersion 5.8Ghz 600 MW Vtx Mounted Out on the Wing,, a Fatshark 700 TVL Camera implanted within the Nose ! Running all Recommended Power System and Electronics From VAS Using a 3S 5200 The Black Fuselage Covering I did with 1/16" thick Black color Board,, then Ironed Clear Mono,, it worked very well and Highly took the Place of chloroplast,, Flight Times Exceeded 32 Minutes if I was Not Hammering Away ,, The Foam on these Kits are Like Battle Tanks Very Strong, This was one of My builds... I just slowly Built Up in a 3 Week time!! Would Buy Another !!