Posted by fastmax | May 16, 2018 @ 10:41 PM | 3,845 Views
My Visuo XS809S just arrived. First impressions are quite good. It is well packaged, and the overall quality of the quadcopter, and transmitter seem above average for quads in this price range. I really like that there is a micro SD card slot on the quad for capturing pictures, and video from the on board camera.

After getting in a couple flights, I can say that the altitude hold on this actually works quite well. The quad remains very stable, and holds its position, even in a slight breeze. The included battery gave me nearly 10 minutes of flight time on its first charge. The LED lights are visible even during daylight hours, so I expect them to work perfectly for helping to maintain orientation when flying at night.

The 3 different rate modes make this an excellent choice for beginners. In low rates it is easy to control, and yaw is slow enough to not change directions so quickly that it takes you by surprise. The second rate increases pitch, and speeds up yaw just a bit, and the third rate gives the quad much more aggressive pitch angles, and allows the drone to easily cut through wind, and gusty conditions.

I just got the APP installed on my phone, and am anxious to get in some more flight time. I will get some pictures, video from the on board camera, and see how well the WiFi FPV actually works. The APP is called XSW UFO, and can be found in the Google Play Store for Android users, and in the APP Store for Apple users.

First quick test flight, trying the different...Continue Reading
Posted by | May 16, 2018 @ 07:37 PM | 2,092 Views
Here's 3 of the latest I've chosen from Gearbest.

The X140 and Kopis are back near their best price ever but I'm loving the price on this ESC - 40a BlHeli_S 4 in 1 that will do 6s for only $25!

Clinking the links below will take you through to my coupons page with more product detail, codes and other specials I've picked out previously.

$25 4 in 1 30a 6s ESC with 30.5mm mount

$107 Furibee X140 3" quad with FRSKY receiver

$219 Holybro Kopis 1 5" quad with FRSKY XSR receiver

All the previous specials here too:

Posted by kydawg1 | May 16, 2018 @ 06:21 PM | 1,554 Views
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Posted by rclad | May 16, 2018 @ 04:45 PM | 2,149 Views
I worked hard over the last few days and all through the night on Monday to finish my new Extreme Flight 95" Extra 330SC-E for a maiden flight Tuesday morning (yesterday). I tried to minimize modifications to make the build go faster, but couldn't resist a few changes. One of the time-consuming mods I made was to automate arming of the ESC. That added a total of 1.5 ounces to the AUW, which came out a bit heavier than expected at 20.6 pounds. That's with 5 pounds of batteries! (8000 mAh Glacier 30C LiPos) At least it's lighter than my 87" Extra, which has 6000s.

ESC arming is controlled by a micro DPDT switch mounted to the fuse right below the fail safe pin switch. The pin has a "Remove Before Flight" flag attached to it, which covers the arming switch when the receiver power is Off. That provides a reminder not to arm the plane until I pull the pin and power up the receiver. The ESC arming switch has no power, though, until the pin is removed, so there is some redundancy there.

Fail safe was checked and tested this time!

A couple other minor mods was adding a nylon spacer to extend the wheel axles. That provided a resting point for a support block glued to the inside of the outer wall of the wheel pants.

I didn't add a custom battery tray to this plane to save weight, and I miss that already after two flights! To avoid the hassle of removing batteries stuck tightly to the deck with velcro, I used rubber stops supplied by Aloft...Continue Reading
Posted by 1Ironhorse | May 16, 2018 @ 12:40 PM | 1,873 Views
Started the continuation of the Dayroom print, but it failed sometime overnight. The collet broke and the Bowden tube was free from the extruder motor. It spewed out filament and made the printer look like a spaghetti factory! Oh well...I just have to wait for the new parts to come in.

Probably won't be posting for a week or so. However, this gives me a chance to clean up the parts I've already printed.

Till next time...
Posted by Absaroka | May 16, 2018 @ 10:29 AM | 1,781 Views
She struggles on my rough strip--but gives it the old college try.
Mule in the Morning (4 min 27 sec)

Posted by Micubano | May 16, 2018 @ 10:23 AM | 1,781 Views
As usual, no one uses my local parks unless there is a sporting event for a kids team. It's kind of sad, but I get a ton of flying time in on the micros. My only issue is the grass grew really fast. The Maule M7 needed to be rolled back and forth a few times to create small path for takeoff, but it did take off.
Posted by TinkleWid | May 16, 2018 @ 09:01 AM | 1,777 Views
00:00 Warm Up
2:45 Fast part of run
3:33 SQ12 HD footage

🏟️ 'Graffiti Bando' Raw FPV Footage 🎥 New Day – New Graffiti – More Tilt! (4 min 30 sec)

I managed to get back to the Bando for a short practice run a week after my first ever sessions. Another day, another set of Graffiti (on the big wall to the left) and some real fun. What tilt do you have for flying in a confined space and do you have any tips?

It is my first post of fpv footage for a while and it is pretty good for a 700 VTL CMOS camera. The last part of the flight is with the Quelima SQ12 camera which doesn't look as impressive as in fulll sunlight. The Quilema SQ12 camera was amazing in the bando handling the light indoors and outdoors. The Graffiti looks so nice and colourful. The ViFly R130 is a tough beast and has survived all the crashes with the help from some black tape.

Music: Pretty Lights featuring Tupac and James Brown mix

'Love Neas' Graffiti by Neas (the South London Banksy):
Neas came from a strong generation of South London writers including Mood, Anie,Vamp & Ensa. He and his fellow DPM crew members were given jail sentences in 2009 in a very public court case. One of the best train writers in the UK in the last 15 years.

Equipment used: Vifly R130 (sub 250 gram drone)
Quelima SQ12 HD Camera
(the Quelima SQ13 is out now on GearBest but there is not much actual footage "" )
Jumper T8SG
Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor Betaflight 3.2
Posted by Tazkiller85 | May 16, 2018 @ 06:43 AM | 1,637 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Le FPV Facile et pratique ! Voici le ROTG02, l'évolution du ROTG01, un recepteur 5.8gHz qui vous permettra de recevoir les images de tous les drones FPV à une distance largement suffisante, plus de 200m ! Il se connecte simplement à une application (GOFPV) que vous aurez installé sur votre smartphone ou tablette. D'une utilisation hyper simple, il vous permettra non seulement de pouvoir faire du FPV mais en plus il peut également enregistrer vos sessions. Petit oubli dans la vidéo, il peut également se brancher sur un PC par l'intermediaire de QuickTime donc possibilité d'avoir un grand retour FPV sur un PC portable pour partager avec vos amis. Au vue de sa légère latence, il n'est pas fait pour les Pro Racer bien sur mais largement suffisant et clair pour la plupart des utilisations. En bref, petit, pas cher et pratique ... Je valide !

ROTG02 Recepteur FPV Smartphone Review Test Démo / HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME ! (26 min 26 sec)

NOTATAZ : 17/20 Pas mal du tout pour le prix !

Les + : Pratique, facile à utiliser, rendu image très correct, bonne reception.
Les - : Légère latence .

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

Code Remise chez Banggood : TAZ85
- ROTG02 :
- ROTG01 :
- Caméra Onepaa X2000 :
Pour les accessoires FPV RDV sur ma vidéo "FPV en Voiture" : Reading
Posted by GBLynden | May 16, 2018 @ 03:45 AM | 1,716 Views
This the Outdoor Maiden Flight with my RTF Syma X21 Beginner Drone Quadcopter. It is a great platform for a beginner to learn to fly. The best part is, it is very inexpensive for what you get!

Syma X21 Beginner Drone Quadcopter Outdoor Maiden Flight (3 min 23 sec)

In this video I start the video off by using the automatic take-off feature, fly the RC Drone outside in the two flight modes, demonstrate how well the altitude hold works, and perform a couple of flips before I safely land it.

Here are my review notes for this RC Micro Drone:

- An ideal beginner drone
- It flies super smooth with great control, even outside in wind!
- The flight time are long. I flew for over 7 minutes on a single charge.
- Quick tight flips without loosing altitude
- The color is a beautiful rich red
- Nice bright lights
- Rubber landing pads
- Altitude hold
- Long flight times

- The odd blemish on the chassis of the quad is the only con and not something I would expect anyone else to have appear on theirs.

You can get this here:
Posted by solentlife | May 16, 2018 @ 01:27 AM | 2,101 Views
Yet again RCG shows it 'colours' ......

Unfortunately due to RCG being one of the largest membership forums online - it of course has all range of people. Over last week or so - that has become so evident in the reaction of a couple in particular.
Basically over 2 years - they have been allowed to develop into self appointed experts, posting what in reality is rubbish. When someone comes along and challenges in full and fair manner - they get all upset and resort to attacking and finally when they realise they are on very poor ground - close the thread !!

Unbelievable - completely against the whole idea of forums - place where discussion and ideas are to be put ... where differences of findings / ideas / solutions can all be looked at and debated.

Seems these people are not interested in any form of debate - only Medals and Patting each other on the back - regardless of whether right or wrong.

RCG has a reputation out there of being a tough arena and not so kind to all ... many I know have left RCG for this reason - chosen smaller more friendly forums where discussion is so well conducted - it makes RCG look like a Gladiatorial arena.

I will not name the people or thread involved - but they know full well who they are and I hope they feel satisfied in showing just how petty and childish they can be.

Posted by Bola | May 16, 2018 @ 01:16 AM | 1,719 Views
AKK Black Aluminum Heatsink Kit for AKK X2-ultimate, FX2-ultimate, X2, X2P, FX2
Material: Aluminium
Size: 18.8x19x5(mm)
Weight: 2.2g
Package includes:
2 pcs Heatsink

...Continue Reading
Posted by VicT | May 15, 2018 @ 11:15 PM | 2,018 Views
Last week Sean from Horrizon Tecnical walked me through the programming of my Maule 636 receiver so I could use a switch or servo plugged into the ch 5 port. We got the servo working but later that day the ch 5 switch B operated both the servo and SAFE Self Level On/Off. I called Tech today and Joe walked me through the transmitter programming. After 3 or 4 binding attempts and programming changes we finally got it working but had to create a new model. The SAFE switch initially was the A switch and the servo was put on the E switch. I later put the SAFE switch on B where I am used to it. See screen shots of the final set up. Video shows a 12x4 Timber prop backing up.

Maule with Turnigy AeroStar RVS 40A ESC (0 min 16 sec)

Posted by 1Ironhorse | May 15, 2018 @ 08:57 PM | 2,020 Views
OK, after a lot of Google searches and checking 3D printing blogs, I found what was going on. There is a part called the Bowden tube that is the guide tube for the filament between the extruder motor and the extruder nozzel. In my case, the Bowden tube fitting on the exruder motor housing was allowing the tube to slip back and forth as the extruder motor ran forward to push material through the nozzel and backward to retract the material as the nozzel is moved to another location without laying down material. It eventually jammed the filament in the tube and the extruder driver wheel sawed the filament in two.

So, there is this blog/website called "thingiverse" where other 3D printing enthusiast put things out there for others to print. I found a Bowen Tube collet fitting for my printer so I rigged up my printer so that I could print out the collet. Just worked long enough to get the job done.

As for the dayroom, I made a new CAD model of just the last 2.75 inches of the dayroom that didn't get printed. There will be some duplication of the print, but I will cut them off to match and glue them together (famous last words! Or "The best made plans of mice and men.").

I'm running some short duration test prints now, but should start the dayroom print this evening.
Posted by MADRCER | May 15, 2018 @ 08:19 PM | 2,148 Views
New updated speed of 81mph with abc prop by dasboata.

Miss Geico 29 v3 running 81mph stock with dasboata prop 5/14/18 (9 min 14 sec)

Posted by Derek D22 | May 15, 2018 @ 04:19 PM | 1,661 Views
Hi I am 15 years old and I've had rtf micro drones like the inductrix etc. I just received the wizard x220 as my first race drone and I set everything up right but when I take off and put a littlest throttle on it, it makes a loud screeching noise like a prop it hitting the frame but it is not. I don't know if it has to do with the prop but or the esc. Please help
Posted by kydawg1 | May 15, 2018 @ 03:54 PM | 1,639 Views