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Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Today @ 12:23 AM | 56 Views
One good special amongst a lot of crappy ones:

$79 Leader - 120 120mm FPV Racing Drone - PNP Use Jandeal4



All of the deals ive posted here plus links to my reviews where relevant: http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/coupons-and-discounts.html
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Yesterday @ 10:45 AM | 582 Views
Introducing the New DJI Mavic Air



DJI have announced this new smaller version of the Mavic called the Air


This new model sits right between the DJI Spark and Mavic Pro models and features an all new camera and smart features with new onboard processing for image capture.

New wifi transmission system with supports duel frequency unto 4km range





The Craft






All New Flight Autonomy 2.0 System with 7 camera 3 Direction Object Avoidance and Visual Positioning System
Front and rear object avoidance sensors
Foldable & Portable
Gesture control

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Yesterday @ 10:37 AM | 481 Views
Introducing the New DJI Mavic Air



DJI have announced this new smaller version of the Mavic called the Air


This new model sits right between the DJI Spark and Mavic Pro models and features all new camera and smart features with new onboard processing for image capture.

A marvel of engineering and design, the Mavic Air was built to go wherever adventure takes you. Inheriting the best of the Mavic series, this ultraportable and foldable drone features high-end flight performance and functionality for limitless exploration.




The Craft



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Posted by fastmax | Jan 22, 2018 @ 01:22 PM | 1,257 Views
GoFly RC is relatively new at making FPV Racing Drones, but they are already changing the micro BNF game. The new Falcon CP90 Pro is an awesome little racer that is packed with features, and performs incredibly well.

This little quadcopter comes pre loaded with Betaflight on its Omnibus F3 AIO flight controller with OSD. It has a 20A 4 in 1 BLHeli-S ESC running DShot 600 and powering 1104 7500kv motors. It is rated for 2s, or 3s batteries, so all of you power hungry pilots that love 3s micro speed demons, this might be just the BNF micro for you. For FPV you get the popular RunCam Nano 650TVL camera and a 25/100mw VTX. To top this little package off, you get a programmable RGB LED light bar, and a set of Gemfan Hulkie 2040 props.

This great looking little racer is available as a Flysky FS-RX2A, Frsky XM, or DSMX bind and fly. Here are some detailed pics of everything you get in the box. Stay tuned for flight video coming in just a bit. Don't hesitate to ask any questions. More info, and details coming soon.

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Posted by vulturetec | Jan 21, 2018 @ 07:30 PM | 427 Views
Lots of fun watching people fly that know what they're doing! Really need to get some practice. Hadn't flown but once since November - and my landings sure showed.

Didn't take that many pictures this time, didn't want to push my knee too much (I was really giving out at the end)...anyhow, here are some snapshots from today:

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 21, 2018 @ 04:03 PM | 506 Views
Introducing the
RYZE TELLO




DJI have teamed up with Ryze Robotics to distribute and support a new small programable drone called the Ryze Tello.

This new small drone for kids and adults that’s a blast to fly and helps users learn about drones with coding education.





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Posted by Gary Chen | Jan 20, 2018 @ 11:43 PM | 1,087 Views
Eagle Eye-30IE-360 30X EO/IR Dual Sensor Drone Zoom Camera With 360 Degree Rotation (2 min 42 sec)


Eagle Eye-30IE-360 is the new version of Eagle Eye-30IE,there are 2 features for this new 30X EO/IR zoom camera:the first one is its 360 degree rotation,that means the gimbal has unlimited Yaw angle,which is very useful in missions like security and surveillance.Imagine you are tracking a fast moving target,the tracking will possibly be lost if the gimbal reaches its Yaw angle limit.With the 360 rotation gimbal,this problem will no longer exist.The second feature for Eagle Eye-30IE-360 is that it is equipped with an Ethernet video out.In this case,IP video downlink can be used for video transmission.Anyway,if it happens that an HDMIvideo downlink is needed,then no problem,the gimbal comes with an IP over HDMI converter board.

There will be 2 modes for video out and video recored.
Mode 1:1080P 60FPS video out plus 640*480 video recorded.Mode 2:640*480 video out plus 1080P 60FPS video recorded

Features
1) Weight:1200grams(cameras included)
2) 1/2.8 inch 2.13MP CMOS sensor
3) 30X optical zoom,CVBS and 1080P/60 HDMI output for video downlink
4) 1080P/30 H.264 video recorded for on-board TF card
5) Thermal camera:640*480,25HZ,19mm lens,1-4X digital zooming,radiometric(optional)
6) Auto object tracking function
7) Geotagging,gimbal Yaw/Pitch angle info,height,time will be displayed
8) PWM control and serial command control
9) Convenient wiring hub for RC receiver and video output
10) 3-aixs high stabilized gimbal system
11) Adjustable control speed: SLOW speed for large zoom range,accurate.FAST speed for small zoom range,sensitive and quick.
12) One key back to home position

Product link:http://www.yangdaonline.com/eagle-ey...gree-rotation/
Posted by newelectro | Jan 20, 2018 @ 07:17 PM | 1,215 Views
Maiden on the Red Me-163 flys good and fast. Friend of mine put P-38 in the dirt. Other than that a good day flying at our field.
Posted by BDOG1 | Jan 20, 2018 @ 07:13 PM | 1,114 Views
Here are a couple of shots of my Dan Wing - Brat 48 inch that I am finishing up.
I just need to add the control horns,push rods and program the model in my DX-9
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 20, 2018 @ 06:44 PM | 1,145 Views
Bloody Hell III (3 min 43 sec)


Sorry about losing her on the vertical climb, but I was laughing so much I forgot what I was doing....she's a beast
Posted by d0uglas | Jan 20, 2018 @ 11:49 AM | 1,531 Views
Rough day yesterday. Went down to the basement, my hangar which I never bother to clean, lots of electronics accumulated over the few years, some not cheap, some not cheap and never used, strewn about the floor... Flooded.

Called the landlady and her husband, sort of the shadow landlord who I think bought the place to give his wife something to do, then launched a search and rescue mission to get anything on the higher, dry patches of floor to safer ground, then combed the water to fish out electronics. Ouch, a receiver, ouch, flight controllers, ouch all my reels of LEDs, ouch a bunch of ESCs including a reversible Tundra esc, ouch this ouch that, DAMN a Talon 90!? Oh c'mon, not that.

Talon friggin' 90 *and* its Castle ESC programming card.

I'll try my luck with isopropyl alcohol, the finest in all of CVS, though the water spared the planes and all my charging stuff as were all the things I needed to continue to fly. Well, at least the water was clean and warm, not poopy water.

There's got to be a lesson for me to learn from this...

On the bright side, the basement is considerably cleaner now.

Doug
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 18, 2018 @ 04:36 PM | 1,620 Views
Forgot to put this one up.....

Version 3 of the Bloody Hell....1/2" pink foam fuselage, Elmer's board built up wing and feathers, covered with 1.5 mil Doculam, painted with rattlecan.

I've flown her 3-4 times, but no video yet......been too cold and now snow........Continue Reading
Posted by jameschen072 | Jan 18, 2018 @ 11:13 AM | 1,535 Views
For the original thread please follow this link, thanks!



Eachine E500 VTOL Uncut flight footage (5 min 44 sec)


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Eachine E500 Review

Introduction
The Eachine Mirage E500 is a 497mm wingspan VTOL aircraft. Designed to eliminate a lot of problems that plagued “conventional” R/C VTOL aircraft, the E500 may have the potential of becoming a VTOL for the masses. In this review we are going to analyze this aircraft from my perspective as a product developer, and hopefully provide you with some insight towards what it’s like on the ground and in the air.
Special thanks to Banggood.com for providing the sample unit, which was provided under the understanding that my review of the E500 would be unbiased.


A bit of history…
VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) technology has been one of the holy grails of the R/C industry. With the (rather recent) advent of lightweight brushless power systems and lithium polymer batteries, the only thing that stood in the way of developing a true VTOL was the flight control system.
In my previous life as a developer for a certain US-based R/C company, we played with numerous VTOL designs- a quad motor with pivoting pods and two wing-sets, and a V22 with an EDF in the tail section to provide balance. While advanced for the time, these models did still suffer from some of the fundamental problems in VTOL design- highly...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Jan 18, 2018 @ 09:12 AM | 1,645 Views
It looks like Gearbest is expanding their product line, and is now going to be selling LRP products The LRP S10 BX BL Blast 2 RTR is now in stock and available as a complete RTR package with 2.4ghz radio, splash proof 45A brushless ESC, 3650 3300kv brushless motor, 2s 2400mah LiPo battery, and a basic B3 balance charger for only $149.99 with free priority shipping to the USA. Shipping rates will vary to other countries. More info, detailed pics, and running video coming shortly so stay tuned.





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Posted by BDOG1 | Jan 17, 2018 @ 07:17 PM | 1,873 Views
Twin sons of different mothers ?
Posted by BDOG1 | Jan 17, 2018 @ 05:49 PM | 1,614 Views
Please check out my Build of GEMS -Sizzle
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...16-GEMS-Sizzle
Posted by Bajora | Jan 17, 2018 @ 05:39 PM | 1,576 Views
A few inflight shots of the Blade




Posted by day o | Jan 17, 2018 @ 03:11 PM | 1,668 Views
Thanks to this youtuber that found a lipo that fits PERFECTLY into the QX7 battery tray, I now have a claimed 6000mAh (5000mAh-ish actual) pack for my Taranis. Four 3000mAh cells wired up 2S2P. Now I just have to fix my balance charger to quit complaining about low voltage when charging 2S batteries so that I can charge it fully.



Taranis Q X7 LIPO battery upgrade 5000mAh (5 min 46 sec)


EDIT: I messed up the balance plug wiring. I blame the 2:00am lipo surgery. I stripped it all down and rebuilt it correctly, and while making it easier on the eyes too.
Posted by Deserteagle | Jan 17, 2018 @ 10:35 AM | 1,818 Views


I received a RunCam Split Mini yesterday and I'm very impressed by how small it is.

The build quality on the camera unit is great but the two boards have to be mated to each other and great care needs to be happen to do it properly. There is a small blue pad that is between both pieces that is used to transfer heat and pins that are on the boards that have to line up perfectly. The blue heating pad needs to stay clean along with the surface to where the blue pad sits on the board surface. If not done properly I think heating will become an issue.

Overall I'm very happy the direction that RunCam went with this unit and with the weight of the unit with metal standoffs is 18g so 13 grams above a Swift micro. The ribbon cable is also much better than the Split V1 and V2 and is more robust. Overall I don't see the need for the V1 or V2 except for the mounting pattern of the mini is 20x20 as opposed to the 30.5 mounting pattern of it's predecessors.


Take a look at my video


RunCam split Mini Review and assembly Amazing! (8 min 47 sec)

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jan 17, 2018 @ 05:41 AM | 1,694 Views
A few good FPV Headsets on sale at present. Best price I have seen on Aomway Commanders in particular.

All of the cumulative specials here, many of the Xmas and New Year coupons are still active: http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/coupons-and-discounts.html

$277 Aomway Commander V1 Using the Code AOMV1
My review of these is here where I compare to box goggles



$30 Eachine VR006 Pro box goggles - Fash sale on FlexRC



$39 Furibee VR01 Box goggles Flash sale on Gearbest

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