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Posted by JohnVH | Yesterday @ 06:49 PM | 736 Views
How to remove the landing gear on the UMX Mig 15, and a 'gear up' flight!

Posted by Deserteagle | Jan 13, 2019 @ 09:53 PM | 1,174 Views
I modded this with the Airbot wave 18a 4in1 ESC and man does it fly better!!
TinyLeader Modded Whoop that flies like a 3 inch (13 min 55 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 13, 2019 @ 09:12 AM | 918 Views
Finally got to go back to building airplanes......getting closer to looking like an airplane

I used up some scrap MDF and some aluminum channel, and built a fuselage jig
Posted by Deserteagle | Jan 13, 2019 @ 03:57 AM | 917 Views
This is my take on the Eachine Trashcan
Eachine Trashcan Good value how to set up throttle scale (20 min 5 sec)

Posted by blitzen | Jan 12, 2019 @ 02:00 PM | 755 Views
It all started with a phenomenal chuck glider. The plan was to transform the glider into a RC plane. I've never built a plane before. A little plane didn't seem overly ambitious. My feeble attempt flew like a wounded duck. I salvaged the parts, swallowed my pride and went on to build something more conventional. This time the components are recessed into the wing and fuselage of the basic glider. That idea seemed straightforward enough. Mounting the board and servo between the wing and fuselage wasn't that easy. The plane needed to remain balanced too. The combo receiver board has two onboard servos that are connected to the elevons. Another servo was added for the rudder. The servos are in line with the control horns and the push rods have no slop. The control surfaces have quite a sweep and are 100% of the trailing edges. The flat trapezoidal wing has a 3 degree forward incline and no dehireal. I have had only a few flight sessions because of unsettled weather. I was mainly looking at how everything behaved and made adjustments to the transmitter settings. On my last outing I had problems. The motor had been slipping in the mount and had been turning little by little. Finally, the wires behind it twisted together so tightly that a short occured. The motor became blazing hot and it fell off. I'll be eliminating the mount and gluing the new motor further back in the fuselage. Glide tests actually showed an improvement so I don't need to fiddle with the CG. Hopefully the new battery for my hat cam will arrive soon and I'll have a video to post.
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 12, 2019 @ 06:54 AM | 766 Views

Iv just done a video on this but I wanted to share some of my thoughts about the DJI Smart Controller for the Mavic 2 Series.

DJI Smart Controller For Mavic 2 - My Thoughts & Spec Walk-thorough (8 min 53 sec)

My Thoughts

Having been rumoured since the release of the Mavic 2 this RC has always been one that has divided opinion and that stands true today more than ever.

The Smart Controller is an all in one RC and built in Crystalsky 5.5 smart device similar to what we have seen with the ST16 from Yuneec and the new Herelink system from Proficnc.

It takes what DJI did with the Plus remote on the Phantom 4 series and takes it to the next level, saying this is simply the Mavic RC and Crystalsky combined is not fully true and its more like a Crystalsky 2.0 with many overall improvements to the OS and device performance.
The Screen is the same 1000 nits brightness we seen on Crystalsky but touch responsiveness is much improved I have been told, connectivity is plentiful with USB C for charging and firmware updates, HDMI output, USB A Output and a Micro SD Card slot.

A note that shows how the internals have been beefed up is the fact is will now play back 4K footage from the SD card and output this via HDMI in 4K, the original CS was limited to 1080P.

Buttons wise you have all the same ones from the original RC like Power,RTL,Pause, Shutter,Record and the 5D, on each corner there is the camera setting wheel and the gimbal control.
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Posted by Prof100 | Jan 11, 2019 @ 10:21 PM | 1,029 Views
Posted by simages | Jan 11, 2019 @ 09:31 PM | 921 Views
Wing Span | 23.75 in
Overall Length | 15.25 in
Wing Area | 100 in
Flying Weight | 2.1 oz
Wing Loading | 3.0 oz/ft

Controls Required | 3 channel, R/E/T
Construction | Balsa / Ply

Build Log Thread HERE
Posted by Merch | Jan 10, 2019 @ 10:16 PM | 1,297 Views

Full Video review will be up soon!

Basic information Brand:WLtoys
Color:white Power System ESC: Brush
Control way:Radio control
Transmitter Frequency: 2.4G Battery:Li 7.4V 15000Mah
Transmitter battery:4x1.5AA
Other Using time:15min
Charging time:2h
Control distance:>100m
Max speed:40km/h Dimension Size38.5*26*20.5cm

1.Structural control simulation with high-brightness LED lights and manual brain.
2.Forward and backward, turn left and right, it is a rear-mounted straight bridge climbing car with large wheels, high chassis and good climbing performance.
3.Data cable.7.4v2000mA USB charging cable. Line length 50CM XH-3P environmental protection (excluding 5V/2A adapter)

Package included:
1X RC car
1x Transmitter
1X Manual
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Posted by 1000MPH | Jan 10, 2019 @ 12:02 PM | 902 Views
I'm slowly working on a Scout Bee from WindRider. This was a previously started set of cores I got in trade.
The kit comes with pre-installed carbon tube spars approx 1.5" back along the leading edge.
The center joiner spar was also installed as well as an arched ribbon spar top and bottom.
There was a spruce Trailing Edge that I've cut off and will replace with .22x.092" flat carbon.
I didn't like the position of the stock servo bays so I'm moving the servos outboard from their stock position with the pushrods 12.5" from CL.
The full sized servos fit with at least 1/8" clearance on top and bottom.
This is built with DS in mind but not for all out speed.

Tower Hobbies TS-64 servos.
5 Cell Eneloop AA flat pack
Lemon Gyro Rec (LM005)
4-40 HD Gold-n-Rod and clevis
2-3 layers of strapping tape
Fiberglass bagged elevons.
Posted by mike_kelly | Jan 10, 2019 @ 10:22 AM | 1,174 Views
When I discovered the 3DR Solo main board as a building block for DIY, because it has a Pixhawk 2 and a companion computer with HD video and telemetry for a very cheap price, I built the FrankenSolo. I used a recycled set of plates from a Daya 680 because it was wide enough for the Solo mainbrd. But it is not necessary to use a Solo mainbrd, all of this could be done with a normal Pixhawk.

But as with most DIY builds I had to do a lot of bubble gum fitting and compromising to get it all to work. The quad flew better than any of my previous builds and I was sold on the concept. I used OllW's UC4H components to bring UAVCAN to the build. My reason to use Ollw's UAVCAN was to have a build with cleaner simpler wiring and real time monitoring.

Since that build OllW has continued to refine and make UC4H an even more compelling platform for DIY builders. The FrankenSolo used 15" props and hovered for nearly 40 minutes which was much longer than the original 3DR Solo. I was tired of builds using pre-made frames that just don't fit the components we need to use. The hole patterns never seem to be designed for any of the standard sized parts that are available. I also wanted to use 17" props to see if I could extend the flight time. I sketched an extended version of the Daya Mainplate that would support 17" props and have all the proper hole for the components I wanted to use so I would not have to cut and drill...Continue Reading
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 09, 2019 @ 08:06 PM | 1,114 Views

In this video I am unboxing the Herelink Digital FPV and remote system for Pixhawk and Mavlink system from ProfiCNC and Hex Aero.

Herelink HD FPV RC For Pixhawk & The Cube Unboxing & Overview (13 min 41 sec)

You can pre order this now from in the uk.

Posted by Micubano | Jan 08, 2019 @ 09:34 AM | 2,095 Views
I am loving Flex Innovations' planes. I have a Mamba 10, Extra 300 G1, and the Cap 323 now. It all started with the Mamba 10 at NEAT Fair. When I go to the basement and look at all my other planes, I am wondering when I am going to fly them. Well, not the HH Ultimate2, CZ Cessna, and CZ Cub. I am in the middle of putting together a Precision Aerobatics Extra 260 too. I'm putting the IPA kit and an Aura 8 in it. I'm wondering how it will compare to the Flex planes. I didn't realize that I would need to cut holes in the covering in several places. I'm glad that I keep a lot of new Exacto blades around. I learned from cutting foam that using a new blade every session will keep everything nice looking. I also didn't know a sealing tool is needed. That arrives Saturday. Late 2018 was the Fall of Flex. Maybe 2019 will be about balsa. After 8 years, I finally know what kind of planes I like to fly and willing to sink some money into some good ones without the fear of breaking the landing gear off.

Before the Cap 232 trade happened, I started selling planes to make room. For the CAP 232, I let two guys go crazy and pick out a dozen planes of all sizes. I knew one for years. He is a good pilot. It turned out the other guy only talked a good game. I found out New Years Day at a fun fly that he destroyed the CZ Splendor and Force RC F-18 Blue Angels I traded to him. I just fixed the canopy hatch on the Splendor and the test flights were good. I had an AR636 tuned nicely in the F-18, that had 4 flights on it. I'm wondering if he put a 3S in it. He also has my old QQ Extra 280 that was like new. I'm hoping he hangs it on a wall and never flies it. It's thinking like this that makes my basement look like I'm an airplane hoarder. Well, it doesn't look that way now. I sold/traded a lot of planes. On the other hand, I do have his Cap 232. He set up nice with an AR8010T RX, sat, and even bought HK wing bags. I will have my Cap 232 for years.
Posted by JohnVH | Jan 07, 2019 @ 06:47 PM | 2,054 Views
Love this jet, heres another great landing for ya!

Another GREAT Landing!! Freewing F-22 Raptor 90mm EDF Jet Flight! F22 Motion RC (4 min 20 sec)

Posted by Gary Chen | Jan 07, 2019 @ 03:03 AM | 1,804 Views
Lightweight 30X optical zoom camera for drone (7 min 30 sec)

Sky Eye-30XZ is a 3-axis high stabilized gimbal with 1080P 30X zoom camera for drone inspection, surveillance, search and rescue applications.
The 30X optical zoom camera provides 1080P 60FPS full HD video streaming, which will enable you to see every detail you need in the air even you are far away from the object. High-performance 3-axis gimbal is using advanced FOC(field-oriented control) motor control technology which will enable you to get a 0.01 degree incredible precise control, so the gimbal will give you crystal clear and stable video footage.

Compact and lightweight
Sky Eye-30XZ weighs as little as 700 grams to help you meet your payload weight allowance.

Self-adjusting gimbal speed
Sky Eye-30XZ gimbal Yaw/Pitch speed is self-adjusting, which means the gimbal will adjust its speed automatically according to camera zoom value. This is very useful when you try to target the object in large zoom range.

Anti-pull lock mechanism
Sky Eye-30XZ comes with an anti-pull mechanism for power and control signal cable, which will make the wiring very safe in the air, hard to pull out.

Cooling system
There is one little fan on the top of gimbal control unit, will enable the gimbal to work properly in the high-temperature environment.

1) 700grams, lightweight
2) 1/3 inch CMOS SENSOR
3) 30X optical zoom, 1080P/60 HDMI output for video downlink
4) 1080P/30 MP4 video recorded for on-board TF card
5) S.BUS, PWM and serial command control
6) Anti-pull lock mechanism design for power and signal cable
7) 3-axis high stabilized gimbal system
8) Self-adjusting gimbal speed
Posted by BDOG1 | Jan 06, 2019 @ 08:27 PM | 1,111 Views
Amazing yet another day of flyable wind on our hill,where was all this wind last summer

Out with my slope pal Pat.
Mid 30's temps,15 mph wind and just enough snow flakes to remind you it is winter.
As we walked up the hill my other slope buddies were all ready flying - a pair of 5' red tail hawks that keep me company .{ sorry no pictures they have been camera shy so far }
We put everything up and even got a first slope flight on new Pat's 2m Fox picked up at this year's NEAT Fair.
A Great way to end the first week of the New Year
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jan 05, 2019 @ 06:35 PM | 1,435 Views
Howdy Gang! Upon recieving my package from Hyper Flight, I was asked for a survey, so I (finally) pulled out my measuring tools, and "mapped" aSTC Chart, and realized I didn't do the weight- just dimensions Anyway, after a while, I found:
1) extremely consistent dimensions
2)no burrs on the cut ends
3) I can trust Neil Stanton!
anyway, here's a PDF for viewing
Posted by JohnVH | Jan 04, 2019 @ 01:41 PM | 1,326 Views
NAILED my landing, check this one out!!

That Landing!! Freewing F-22 Raptor 90mm EDF Jet Flight! F22 Motion RC (3 min 39 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Jan 03, 2019 @ 11:40 AM | 1,323 Views
Really enjoying this brushless whoop! Snapper 7

Happymodel Snapper7 Unboxing and Flight Review Brushless Whoop (9 min 46 sec)

Posted by Merch | Jan 02, 2019 @ 11:11 PM | 4,396 Views

Topsky 320*240*3 Display 5.8Ghz 48 Channel FPV Watch Built-in Battery For RC Drone

Mini fpv watch, easy to carry.
One click search function
Support OSD function, can display the data of frequency, band, channel.
Auto switch between NTSC/PAL
Built-in 300mAh battery

Resolution : 320*240*3
Screen Size : 4:3, 2.0 inch
Antenna : MMCX 5.8Ghz Antenna
Port : Micro-USB Port (charging 5V/1A)
Channel : 48 channels, one click search
Video Standard : NTSC/PAL Auto select
Buttons : Band/CH
Battery : Built-in battery, 5V 300mAh

Package Included
1 x 320*240*3 Display 5.8Ghz 48 Channel FPV Watch
1 x Charging Cable
1 x Mouting Bracket
1 x User Manual

Banggood Christmas Limited Edition:
1.When power on the watch,it will show "Merry Christmas" from Banggood.
2.With special Christmas gift packing...Continue Reading