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Posted by NoobRc | Today @ 06:38 AM | 572 Views
My second EF Laser v2 74 is almost RTF! I just need to do the basic test and set up for the engine in my yard (I don't like surprises at the field), and make + install a custom push pull rod for the rudder. I will include more notes at the end of my build.

Key highlight is that gas is absolutely push pull for rudder, unless you are in the mood to add 4+ ounces to the tail. I am using a combination of bigger batteries on the turtle deck, and roughly 42 grams of weight at the tail to get the static CG roughly right based on my electric Laser.

To make a 200 mm custom push pull, my solution is to get a 4-40 all thread rod, a sturdy CF sleeve, and use the Loctite plastic bonder to lock the 3 mm ball link on to the 4-40 all thread rod for life. I tested this first with a spare piece of 4-40 thread to confirm it is exceptionally solid. I will include a pic when I am done with it. Right now waiting for the 4-40 all thread rod to arrive.


Falcon 20 x 9 CF prop
aluminum spinner
DA 35
stock DA muffler
MKS 1250 throttle servo
MKS 1220 surface servos
EF servo arms
EF tank
Plumbing from JerseyModeler
iBEC from TechAero

Radio and related:
10 channel Jeti receiver, DSM 10 switch, R/3 SW remote for DSM 10 switch, and a pair of 2S Lipos.

I have 2 x 2S 2200 Pulse (100 grams each) and 2 x 2S 5000 Glacier (200 grams each). I will likely start with 2 x 2S 5000 and adjust from there based on flying CG....Continue Reading
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Today @ 05:16 AM | 627 Views
This review has been written by a young friend of mine who is looking to contribute to my website more regularly.

This is his experience as a relative newcomer to sub 2" micro quads, specifically those suitable for indoor flight. Full extensive review is here:


Posted by Gary Chen | Yesterday @ 04:11 AM | 910 Views
Thermal Camera Gimbal For Drone With 50mm Lens,Tracking And Geotagging (4 min 10 sec)

Sky Eye-T50 is a 3-axis high stabilized gimbal with thermal camera.The thermal camera is with 640*480 resolution,25HZ,allows you to detect targets in the night or low visibile conditions,and provides you with priceless information.Furthere more,the thermal camera comes with a 50mm lens,which will enable you to get very clear thermal image even you are 500 meters away from the target.High-performance 3-axis gimbal is developed based on FOC(field-oriented control) technology,which will give you crystal clear video footage.

Sky Eye-T50 is using the most advanced thermal tracking technology,with which you will be able to track the target very easily.How it works: put the object you want to track in the screen,move the cursor to the object and lock it via controller,and then the camera will track it automatically.

Another big feature for Sky Eye-T50 is that the gimbal will geotag the video streaming and photos,also gimbal Yaw/Pitch angle,height,time information will be displayed on camera OSD,this is really important when you are conducting missions like rescue and search.

Sky Eye-T50 comes with an amazing advantage that the gimbal can not only be controlled via PWM signal,but also serial command.Also gimbal status(like Yaw/Pitch/Roll 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...Continue Reading
Posted by Deserteagle | Jul 15, 2018 @ 02:12 PM | 692 Views
This was surprisingly good and flew very nice! I was shocked by it and didn't even think it would fly. It had an HD camera that links to a phone with wifi for fpv flying. For $70 it's really good and includes everything.

Eachine E32HW Shocking... no Seriously! (16 min 7 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Jul 13, 2018 @ 10:26 AM | 903 Views
Posted by Deserteagle | Jul 12, 2018 @ 11:58 PM | 1,007 Views
This product is just not ready for retail and dangerous

ImmersionRC Rapidfire Do NOT BUY you have been warned! Updated! (12 min 17 sec)

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jul 12, 2018 @ 08:51 PM | 882 Views
My first and arguably favourite micro quad has been updated. The Leader 120 was an extremely popular micro brushless quad that defined the 2.5" category and largely killed off 2" with an improvement in speed, efficiency and handling. The Leader 120 was launched in August 2017 and although still relevant is looking dated with the AIO CMOS camera vtx limited to 25mW and motors that are targeted towards 2s or 3s at a slight stretch. I have multiple reivews of the quad and props here and of improvements here

The new leader 3/3SE addresses the camera with a Caddx Micro F1, 25mW - 600mW vtx with smart audio and moves to a larger motor at lower kV that is capable of 3s and 4s. Additionally it jumps to 3" to allow for the extra weight this brings - approximately 20g extra to move to 87g. This means that power to weight and disc loading is kept similar so feel should be similar to the original with big improvements in FPV and torque.

The new leader 3 retains the classic frame design that served it so well with the allowance for the now standarf 19mm wide micro cams. I have a review sample on the way and am very much looking forward to this. Preorders are up now from $127 for a canopy-free PNP to $137 with canopy and receiver (FRSKY, FLYSKY or Spectrum).

Full details on their site:


Posted by charles hidalgo | Jul 11, 2018 @ 05:09 PM | 1,104 Views
Posted by JohnVH | Jul 09, 2018 @ 02:44 PM | 1,264 Views
Fun 3s flying on the NEW Durafly SEAFIRE!

FLYING the NEW Durafly Supermarine Seafire MkIIB 1100mm Pacific Scheme from Hobbyking (4 min 37 sec)

Posted by Mr. Wiz | Jul 08, 2018 @ 04:00 PM | 1,265 Views
Yesterday I flew my battlecruiser NXT (repaired from a tips trike Pink wing with an orange fuse) to first place. When I was done, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt, there is no better DLG's out there. I say that because I've owned and or flown a several of them and they just are not any better. Different... sure. Maybe a little more convenient to assemble or transport but when the window horn blows I'd rather have an NXT in my hand than anything else. It's taken me awhile to follow the wise old guy advice about the airframe. Don't change it until it becomes a limiting factor in your competitiveness. I never will do that again.
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jul 06, 2018 @ 05:19 AM | 1,164 Views
Did you know the Leader 120 micro quadcopter by Full Speed RC is almost a year old? A lot has changed in this time including improvements to specification but this quadcopter is still relevant today especailly with some considered modifications. The link below is a summary is all I have modded and improved over this time without loosing track of its lightweight heritage.


Posted by fastmax | Jul 05, 2018 @ 03:51 PM | 1,864 Views
FuriBee Apis Florea 66 66mm Brushless Micro FPV Racing Drone Review.

My Apis Florea kit has arrived. I have been anxiously awaiting this little quad since I first noticed it on Gearbest. I was shocked that a kit with these specs could be available for only $54.99 Click me to order.

Here is a quick run down of the specs

Model: apis florea
Brushless motor: 1104 7000KV
Brushless ESC: 4-in-1 BLHeli - S 6A (2S LiPo)
ESC support: DShot150 / DShot300 / DShot600
Camera: 800TVL FPV camera CMOS sensor
Video transmitter: 5.8GHz 40CH 25mW
Flight controller: OMNIBUS 1 - 2S F3, with OSD, STM32F303CCT6, MPU6000
Firmware of flight controller: BetaFlight 3.1.7

I have edited the above specs because there were some errors in the specs listed in the product description. The two biggest differences are that this kit includes 7000kv motors, and not 6000kv like the description states. The second difference is that the ESC is only 2s capable, and will not run on a 1s battery. Other than those two things, everything else seems to be as described.

Check out the pics of what is included in the kit, and stay tuned for build pics, and flight video.

Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have.

Happy Flying!!

FuriBee Apis Florea 66 66mm Brushless Micro Kit ONLY $55!! (2 min 13 sec)

Please note that if you assemble your quad with the USB port, and the plug for the wiring harness oriented the way I have it assembled in the pics that you...Continue Reading
Posted by pecanpatch | Jul 05, 2018 @ 10:38 AM | 1,363 Views
My Buddy Mike Stout had a hard time getting to the needles on his DLE 170CC twin.
He suggested this muffler mod and I made it happen!
I also made the exit pipes the same length... Then re-media blasted both pipes to match.
Later I made him a custom long screw driver to reach through from outside the cowl.

Now Mike is Happy....

Be like Mike ...Continue Reading
Posted by Lance | Jul 04, 2018 @ 03:10 PM | 1,991 Views
Me and the wife often go to the local park just to walk a lap or two around the small lake there. Some of the locals will fish off the bank, and typically catch small perch or whatever the native little fish are (looks to be some sort of cichlid to me). I've never fished off the bank there, but I always get a kick out of seeing a little kid with a fish on the line. I was a little kid once too, and at that age any fish on the line is a big game fish. At any rate, we were walking the park and I see a young fella with what appears to be quite a fish on the line. He's got a simple cane pole, and it's bent over like a willow in a stiff wind. So naturally we walk over to see how things turn out, and the guy brings in this really nice carp. The fella said he had landed one even larger than this earlier that had a more golden/yellow hue that he had put back in the water. He offered to let me hold this one up before we put it back in the lake. Beautiful fish really, so I had my wife snap a photo of me and this gentle guy before letting it go. He was there simply for catch 'n release, which I can admire. That's a true purist fisherman in my book.
Posted by OilFlyOne | Jul 04, 2018 @ 10:01 AM | 4,100 Views
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OilFlyone (0 min 40 sec)

Posted by chyorn | Jul 04, 2018 @ 06:55 AM | 4,247 Views
The new big stick xl 50 to 60cc bird from tower. Saito 60cc r3. Runs great and a real eye catcher at the field!
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jul 03, 2018 @ 06:52 PM | 4,951 Views
I've just completed a comprehensive initial review of the Hawk 5 focusing in on stock betaflight settings, initial flights, recommended changes and all the parts available. This is the best RTF quad I've ever flown with the tune to match.

This is currently in stock at Gearbest the time of writing (4 July)

Full details here: