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Posted by Daryoon | Nov 25, 2015 @ 02:02 PM | 14,579 Views
Let's get a thread started on this topic. With the community, we should be able to come up with the best set up for a X-version of the popular ZMR250.

I dubbed my prototype ZMRX. And have made two for myself and helped others locally make their own.

So instead of all the questions and answering being spread out between Hacksmods, email, PM and Facebook... let's keep it all here.

Hopefully, this thread is the inspiration for your own ZMR frame modding.

I just cut a new one for a friend. This time, I was smart enough to grab the action camera and hit the record button.

Here it is in real time. No editing or extra production value added. LOL

Part 1 Lower/Main Plate:
ZMR 250 to ZMRX Frame Conversion - Lower Plate (6 min 9 sec)

Part 2 Mid Plate:
ZMR 250 to ZMRX Frame Conversion - Mid Plate (6 min 3 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by theimacman | Nov 25, 2015 @ 11:19 AM | 2,070 Views
"The Little Quad That Could"

Eachine - H8 3D - Review and Flight (14 min 31 sec)

Posted by rschoi_75 | Nov 25, 2015 @ 11:03 AM | 6,957 Views
Cheap DIY Indoor air gate.

Items Needed (makes two micro air gates):

- 2x Wire clothing hangers from the dry cleaner.
- 1x Cheap led string lights from amazon ~$8 usd w/ prime. Multiple colors available, and sold in pairs.
- 2x Rubber bands, twist ties, zip ties, duct tape, etc. Anything that can hold the battery to the hanger will work.

Step 0:
Get Comfy, grab a cold beverage, and turn on a movie while you do this.

Step 1:
Take a wire hanger and pull the wire into the shape of a rough circle. Try to get it as smooth as possible. You can make other shapes if desired.

Step 2:
Starting at the hook end, begin to wrap the led string light around the wire. Begin with the battery side at the hook and continue until all the insulated wire is used up, ending right at the start of the circle. (refer to the pictures below for reference).

Step 3:
With the lights turned on, wrap the led's around the wire. Use the lighted led's as a spacing guide for the lights. If you really want to get technical, you can measure the circumference of the loop, and divide that number by the number of led's on the string, and you get your estimated distance in between each led. Personally, I'm pretty lazy and I ended up just winging it. It's a diy gate, no need to get too technical imo... but you can if you want too.
Continue until all the wire is used up, and you're done!

Step 4:
Mount ???

Step 5:
Profit....Continue Reading
Posted by Harry Chui | Nov 25, 2015 @ 09:52 AM | 1,862 Views
Here is my story
I been using a 3s 2200 25c, 30A ESC 2210/1400kv with 8" prop, being flying around 30mins till the battery ran out, so I plug a 3s 5200 battery in, 2 mins later the motor burns?!!!
So, I bought a new motor with same setting, plug in a 3s 2200 25C, the same 30A ESC, once I plug the battery, the new motor burn straight away!!!!!
Now, I actually think is the ESC damaged my 2 motors!!
Am I right?
Posted by The RC Addict | Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:30 AM | 3,095 Views
Check out the black Friday sale on GearBest! The prices I am seeing are crazy low! There is limited stock at these reduced prices, so get them while you can!

Posted by SuperRoach | Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:18 AM | 4,707 Views
Foam, Glorious Foam!
Here are some tips for making your own personalized multirotor storage box.

Having looked at backpacks like the microraptor, I kept running in to multiple problems:
  • They would be out of stock often
  • There would be concessions in what to fit (noone seems to like fitting a quanum v1/v2 goggle)
  • Holes for items that are not useful (too many lipo holes)

These were all pain points, and when it came to price, I was annoyed enough to go figure out trying to make one of my own.

I started with a carry on baggage case. The reason for this - the shape! it is roughly rectangular, and dimensions are listed. Also wheels to move it short distances easily! Although using this on a bumpy field might make me want to source larger or better quality wheels.

The cost is cheap - I got the foam cut to size for me, for $10 AUD. The case was $30 . With what kind of foam to use, I chose Medium Density foam for it's easy cutability, and thickness of foam available lets me fill up a suitcase of it easily. The high density foam (usually dark grey/ black in appearance) may be an idea in the future, although it has a steady price jump attached to it.

I originally planned to source wire and figure out how to conduct through it to make it hot enough to press shapes in. Seemed dangerous and a lot of learning to do while I was short on time.

Turns out, the Turkey Carver is a perfect foam cutter! They look like this. It takes a minor amount of practice, but start...Continue Reading
Posted by c/f | Nov 25, 2015 @ 07:26 AM | 5,534 Views
Time marches on..........

JHH A7 Wrenn 44 Gold Combo flight video

Jet Hangar Hobbies A-7 Corsair II - Wren MW-44 turbine (3 min 3 sec)

Posted by c/f | Nov 25, 2015 @ 07:08 AM | 5,531 Views
Time marches on...........
Posted by Davensl | Nov 25, 2015 @ 03:44 AM | 1,940 Views
Posted by timothyb | Nov 25, 2015 @ 03:15 AM | 2,029 Views
park flyer designs
Posted by kevinlau | Nov 25, 2015 @ 02:05 AM | 2,531 Views
DOMAN RC HOBBY newest servo online now!This series servos specially design for robot used,especially for 17DOF Humanoid robot,it go with titanium alloy gears,15kg and 20kg torque available,offered 180degree/270degree/360degree styles,and also offer Magnetic Induction version for controllable 360degree,12bit digital IC,2 ball bearings,low profile style, output shaft 25T .
And we offer new style U frame and flange bearing for this servo,

the specifications as bellow:

Item No. DM-RS2010MD
Operating Voltage: 6V~7.4V
Speed: 0.28 sec/60deg (6v) 0.26sec/60deg (7.4v)
Torque: 18.5kg.cm (6v) 21.6kg.cm (7.4v)
Size: 44mmX23mmX26.5mm
Weight: 51gram

Item No. DM-RS1510MD
Operating Voltage: 4.8V~7.4V
Speed: 0.25 sec/60deg (6v) 0.23sec/60deg (7.4v)
Torque: 14.4kg.cm (6v) 16.5kg.cm (7.4v)
Size: 44mmX23mmX26.5mm
Weight: 51gram
Posted by Felipe Garcia | Nov 25, 2015 @ 01:13 AM | 3,103 Views
Sky sprite pro
sky sprite volando ladera de speedlimitrc (3 min 16 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Nov 24, 2015 @ 11:05 PM | 8,597 Views
Another day at the gym folks... for those folks that like an unedited flight with just freestyle. Check out the plane at www.TwistedHobbys.com

Take care, everyone!

Twisted Hobbys/RC Factory Edge V3 (3 min 11 sec)

Posted by GorillaQuads | Nov 24, 2015 @ 10:20 PM | 3,345 Views
We would like to introduce the first portable RC Workstation. The Gorilla QuadMat. Now Available on Kickstarter for limited time for a $20 pledge.
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We are Gorilla Quads. We bring high quality mini quad products to RC hobbyists. In our time tinkering and building mini quads we faced many challenges with lost screws, unstable work surfaces, and limited work space. We scoured the web and found that none of the available products met our needs. The few options out there were expensive and didnít have the right mix of features required by the average hobbyist.

We believe that RC hobbyists are among the most innovative people in the world. Our goal was to create a mat that would facilitate the creative building process. We needed a mat that would allow a builder of any skill level to turn any surface into a build/rebuild station. The mat needed to be strong and durable, but also smooth, flexible and stable. This lead us to design the Gorilla QuadMat. Now on KickStarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ref=nav_search)

QAV 210 Charpu Edition Build on the Gorilla QuadMat (4 min 0 sec)

Posted by accel8or | Nov 24, 2015 @ 09:04 PM | 4,186 Views
As a newb in 2004, I looked at a foamie profile plane and commented on how "ugly" those things were. That was wrong to diss anybody's plane, and I regret saying it. As I became more proficient, I got one and realized how much more technical it is to fly it, as compared to a warplane.

With profile planes, I learned that this design is the absolute lightest method of making a flying machine. If you make a full-body airplane, you are adding the weight of a rounded fuselage and the internal bracings. With a profile plane, the bracings are minimal, and the surface is also minimal. It is much lighter. The wings will carry less weight. That is ideal. With 3D aerobatic planes, the closer you get to a 2-to-1 thrust-to-weight ratio (or better), the performance that you will be getting out of your plane will be like an epiphany: "all this time, I've been flying pigs!"

Yeah, so the profile design gives you the lightest possible all-up weight, while still maintaining the flight characteristics of a full-bodied airplane, while keeping the cost and construction time at a minimum.
Discussion / Posted by myrcmodel / Nov 24, 2015 @ 08:12 PM / 8,600 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
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Posted by Indgroove | Nov 24, 2015 @ 07:35 PM | 3,378 Views
This was a rough year. I didn't do well in DLG this year.
My Egida lost radio contact and crashed. Only thing not damage was the wing joiner. Trying to get another one.

Met 2 new guys that fly Sailplanes. Ed and Bob. Both great pilots. I hope we fly through the winter.
Garry moved to NC. He will get to fly with some superb pilots.
Posted by Svede | Nov 24, 2015 @ 04:32 PM | 5,693 Views
Some paint added, I think it looks not bad. A bit porky at 27.5oz AUW.
Posted by Alias_Hendrik | Nov 24, 2015 @ 04:24 PM | 12,748 Views
I got a little confused by the different "Band" naming by Aomway so i tried to rework the band table with in front of it the band naming by others.

The first column "Others" band is how for example hmm others name it and between the ( ) is how it is named on the FR632.
For example Band F is named D on the FR632 and named A on the Aomway VTX...
Band A is called B on the Aomway vtx's and for this band also the channel order is backwards.
Anyway i hope it's of some use to someone and i hope i made no mistakes
The black "bits" in the picture are the Aomway vtx switch positions.