Posted by Mad_angler1 | Today @ 11:53 AM | 85 Views
This week the guys over at ProfiCNC who make The Cube (Pixhawk 2.1) announced a new product called HereLink.
An all new digital wireless transmissions system with built in remote controller.

Consisting of a RC Ground station and Air System HereLink will allow users to get long range HD video and control link up to 20km in FCC. The Ground Station is a RC that is of similar design to the ST16 from Yuneec with a dedicated 5.5” 1080P Android based tablet built in, It will ship with a custom version of the Solex App to give Video, control and telemetry all in one unit. Being Android based it also means it should also be compatible with other app like Tower too.

The Ground unit will have a number of programable buttons along side the two standard control sticks, two rocker switches, a wheel and six back lit buttons along the bottom. Tablet connectivity consists of Wifi, Bluetooth and GPS for position data and whole unit will be powered by a 4960mah rechargeable battery.

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Posted by newelectro | Yesterday @ 06:37 PM | 380 Views
Magellan xl third flight today
Magellan xl 3rd flight102018 (26 min 32 sec)

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Magellan XL second flght today
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Posted by newelectro | Yesterday @ 05:17 PM | 386 Views
Mario xplus and my Virage
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Jimmy Virage and Mario xplus
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Posted by newelectro | Yesterday @ 03:57 PM | 418 Views
Mario xplus
October 20, 2018 (3 min 5 sec)

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Mario xplus action
October 20, 2018 (5 min 50 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Yesterday @ 03:39 PM | 425 Views
Mike Hunt rc heli logo rocking the house
Mike Hunt rocking the house with logo rc heli (5 min 22 sec)

Posted by YarSmythe | Oct 18, 2018 @ 09:23 PM | 1,708 Views
Sharing a few pics from Bomber Field USA's 30th anniversary of the B-17 & Big Bird Gathering 2018. Enjoy....Continue Reading
Posted by Gary Chen | Oct 18, 2018 @ 03:53 AM | 1,440 Views
4K 25X zoom camera for drone with 25M still image (1 min 34 sec)

The Sky Eye-25HZ is a ruggedized, high-performance 25X electro-optical zoom camera payload designed for demanding applications that require high quality and precise images, like inspection for building, power lines, tower, pipelines etc. 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.

25.9 megapixels still image
Still image resolution of Sky Eye-25HZ reaches up to 25.9 megapixels, click HERE to check building inspection images.

Compact and lightweight
Sky Eye-25HZ weighs as little as 782g to help you meet your payload weight allowance

Easy for integration
Sky Eye-25HZ can not only be controlled via PWM signal, but also serial command. Also gimbal status(like Yaw/Pitch angle,zoom position etc) can be obtained by sending serial command to the gimbal via its serial port, which is really useful for precise gimbal control and system integration.

Clean and simple wiring
Sky Eye-25HZ comes with one wiring hub for RC receiver and video output port, which makes wiring pretty easy and clean. Also the gimbal offers 2 smart speed modes: FAST speed and LOW speed. Fast speed mode is used for small zooming range, which makes the gimbal control sensitive and quick. LOW speed mode is used for large zoom range, will enable you to target the object more accurately.


1) 782grams, lightweight
2) 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor
3) 25X zoom capability, 1080P/60 HDMI output for video downlink
4) Still image resolution: 25.9 Megapixels
5) 4K video recorded for on-board TF card
6) PWM control and serial command control
7) Convenient wiring hub for RC receiver and video output
8) 3-axis high stabilized gimbal system
9) Adjustable control speed: SLOW speed for large zoom range, accurate. FAST speed for small zoom range, sensitive and quick.
10) One key back to home position
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 17, 2018 @ 11:11 AM | 1,074 Views
Posted by fastmax | Oct 16, 2018 @ 04:49 PM | 1,537 Views
HTRC H4AC Duo 2s-4s Dual Output LiPo Balance Charger Review

Are you looking for an affordable, compact, and easy to use LiPo balance charger, capable of charging two batteries at once? If so then this little H4AC might be just what you want.

This charger is about as easy to use as they come. Simply plug a battery into channel 1, or channel 2, or both, plug your balance connector into the appropriate port, and hit the start button. The charger will then begin charging your battery, or batteries, and the display will show the voltage of each individual cell being charged. It's as simple as that.

Each channel has a fixed output of 2A, so the charger is best suited for 1100-2400mah 2s-4s batteries. I have used it several times now on my Tattu 75c 1050mah 4s batteries, and it has been working flawlessly. Cells have been consistently finishing within .01v of each other on the chargers display, as well as when I use my cell checker/balancer which has always been accurate for me.

The fact that this little guy has a built in power supply makes it perfect for those that don't already own a 12v DC power supply. It is also quite small, so it takes up very little desktop, or bench space, and is super easy to travel with. You can see in the picture below just how small it is next to one of my 65mm Tiny Whoop Drones. Priced under $30 and Amazon Prime eligible, this is an excellent option for anyone on a tight budget, or as a backup/travel charger.

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Posted by JohnVH | Oct 15, 2018 @ 04:52 PM | 1,012 Views
NEW Durafly Bonanza maiden and aerobatics!

Durafly Bonanza 950mm from Hobbyking FLYING! (5 min 31 sec)

Build video
Durafly Bonanza 950mm from Hobbyking Unboxing and Build (18 min 51 sec)
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Posted by blitzen | Oct 15, 2018 @ 12:50 PM | 984 Views
I have improved my polystyrene foam cutter. The cost to build was about $10. Using household tools, a drill, soldering iron and glue gun it was complete in a couple of hours. The size accommodates polystyrene foam up to 1" thick. It is portable, powered by 2 alkaline D cell batteries. 3 inches of very thin steel wire is heated by resistance to just beyond the temperature polystyrene transitions. Polystyrene is safely cut in a ventilated area. The heat is minimized to avoid unhealthy fumes. As a result, cutting speed is more or less 9 inches per minute depending on the size and density of the PS. The cut is barely larger than the diameter of the resistance wire so detailed and accurately sized pieces and voids can be achieved. It also cuts thin molded PS (recycling symbol 6). The platform lifts off to change the batteries or resistance wire.
Resembling a pizza box, a 12" square frame made of 1.5" x .5" poplar with a .25" paper board top and bottom. The lumber was cut with a small hand saw. The top board is left unattached and small blocks are glued to the underside which keeps the top in position on the frame.
A light steel rod is bent at a right angle. One end of the rod is fitted into a hole in the frame and held with a set screw. The point of the screw tip is ground off. The arm is parallel to the surface at 2" above. The negative battery wire (24 AWG) is inconspicuously soldered to the rod using a heavy soldering iron. The resistance...Continue Reading
Posted by nigelsheffield | Oct 15, 2018 @ 04:54 AM | 1,696 Views
Video to follow when weather is better and I get it tuned but already this is working better than betaflight 2s brushless whoop in terms of locked in flying, ( still needs more tuning for outdoors )silverware rocks!

I've already made some brushless silverware quads and some whoops but up till now never a silverware brushless whoop and having recently discovered 2s brushless whoops and the recent betafpv beta65x I decided it's time to build a silverware version a little bigger on the beta75x frame.

Parts used
Betafpv lite FC ( flashed with yets brushless silverware version )
Frame and props betafpv beta75x.
1103 10000kv racerstar motors. ( tracking affiliate link as motors were provided for review , no extra cost to you but they will let me have more stuff for review if people use this link )
ESC bs06d super s ( mention nigelsheffield123 for $5 credit )
Any 5v bec / ubec regulator ( got mine from AliExpress for about $1 )
Camera I will be using akk bs2 depending if I can find a spare one but anything will do as long as it's small and light is best.

To program the FC you will need an st-linker V2 and a free program ( I will provide a bin file once it's all setup nicely or those who don't want to go through setting up in Kiel )

Soldered wires to ESC and hot glue in place to stop them breaking easily,
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Posted by newelectro | Oct 14, 2018 @ 08:35 PM | 1,017 Views
Vista Thermal Saturday
Vista Thermal 101318 (40 min 19 sec)

Posted by blade strike | Oct 14, 2018 @ 04:46 PM | 1,012 Views

DJI - the world leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology – brings together the full commercial drone industry for its annual AirWorks conference.

The event highlights companies that are at the forefront of enterprise drone adoption, showcases new DJI technologies, and offers a window into DJI Enterprise's strategic initiatives for the upcoming year.

For AirWorks 2018, the conference will focus on the growing commercial drone ecosystem and how developers, partners and operators can work with DJI to reshape the global economy with drones.!1200
Posted by Old_Pilot | Oct 13, 2018 @ 12:25 PM | 1,602 Views
There's an airplane in there somewhere
Posted by DWA | Oct 12, 2018 @ 07:21 PM | 1,434 Views
So I think I’ll start a slope soaring logbook here.

Whenever I go fly I’ll post where I’m flying and what I’m flying.

Today I was Flying the Trinity, the Carbon Bird, the P-51 Mustang, the Momba and the Weasel today at Lilly Shapell Park.
Was there from 1:30 to 4:40

28737 Drakes Bay, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

And it was a good day as far as flying conditions, very windy, I would say 16-18mph gusting to over 20mph straight West.
Straight west is best for this slope.

Got a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks afterwards.

Had a really good day. And I needed it. This week was very rough, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday were all spent at the hospital getting IV fluids for my daughter and her ongoing illness. That has been very hard on the whole family.
Posted by Bunnyshooter223 | Oct 11, 2018 @ 07:38 PM | 1,681 Views
Saito FA-40A - 1st Tank (clip) (1 min 34 sec)

First run, very rich break in run, of my nib 40A. This is a short clip of the run. The day's temperature was likely around 72F, iirc.

Engine was running quite cool. I did run it a bit harder near end of tank.
With Hi-Speed at about ~5.5 turns out, and my limiting throttle teavel, it likely never went past 7k rpm per instryction manual.

i bought this engine off E-bay a while back. Finally made a mount for it

This is a nice engine. It is unbelievably small for the power it makes:
-Running Xoar 11x6 wood prop
-10% Powermaster
-New OS F plug (came with Saito SS)
-Engine is make 'C' btw

I noticed a new ignitor battery really helped with starting it.