Posted by mlilasic | Nov 25, 2018 @ 04:49 PM | 2,162 Views
Review (ip) of Indestructible Quads "Black Label X" 4S True 100C Racing LiPo 1500mah Battery




Indestructible Quads "Black Label X" 4S True 100C Racing LiPo 1500mah Battery just came, looks great, stay tuned for flight tests...


All X series comes with super stubby balance wires to save weight and not get in the way of the props. XT60-U connectors are also used to shave off an additional gram of weight.


Few tech. pics are in gallery.



Grab yours "Black Label X" 4S 1500mah Battery HERE
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Posted by weathervane | Nov 25, 2018 @ 04:13 PM | 1,850 Views
As some may know. I work for a retail service center. We are the 3rd largest in the company. With Christmas 5 weeks away. We are now 7 days a week and 10-14 hour shifts. It doesn't leave a lot of time for RC or any other hobbies. It is amazing how fast this year has gone by. It seems as if I haven't gotten out much at all. But I do have a lot of projects on my plate. So I have plenty to keep me busy.
All for now,
-Andrew
Posted by l shems | Nov 25, 2018 @ 03:39 PM | 1,288 Views
Hi,

after some research on the mixer scripts I have decided I will use them for flight critical functions. Why? Because they are so powerfull that they clean up complex mixer lines, and make the models readable again. Also, they make space for other stuff to be done in the normal mixers.

There are still some drawbacks, like no being able to change the parameters with LUA, but they can be overcome.

But, hey, they explicitly say you shouldn't use them for critical functions?

Well, they are loaded at model startup. Some voice alerting can be done if it crashes. But they crash nicely, that is to say, if one crashes, that doesn't crash another one running.

So as long as you do stupid simple mix actions, the risk can be taken, in my opinion.

Let's go!
Posted by montis | Nov 25, 2018 @ 12:57 PM | 1,339 Views
I've received this newest Eachine TX805 VTX for a review and here are my impressions, tests and conclusions.
Eachine TX805 has 5 bands A, b, E, F, r, 40 total channels (including illegal channels 4, 7 and 8 on the band E according to FCC regulations), 5 power levels 25-200mw-600mw-800mw (we will test at the actual power output), SmartAudio for controlling the VTX settings remotely via Betaflight OSD. Eachine TX805 even has microphone on board for audio. TX805 can be mounted in the stack as it has two mounting holes with a pattern of 30.5mmx30.5mm. It has MMCX antenna connector which is superiour to small IPEX connector.



Package contents

TX805 comes with a VTX, MMCX linear dipole antenna, MMCX to RP-SMA or SMA adapter pigtail (can be selected on purchase) and a small instructions leaflet.



TX805 has 8 LEDs for channel, 5 LEDs for band and 4 LEDs for power output status display instead of the 7 segment LED module. This saves some weight and reduces the height of the VTX.

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 25, 2018 @ 11:51 AM | 1,147 Views
Field Test Flight #7 - RacerStar RS30A 30A Lite OPTO ESC



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLpQLsYR9lI

These are fairly inexpensive 30A ESCs and the RacerStar Motors I have are great, so why not try some of their ESCs.
I have converted this ESC to a Non-OPTO ESC by installing a Micro SBEC (Switching Voltage Regulator) on this ESC.
This is the 7th Test Flight for both of these components.
I have already performed an initial review of this SBEC and a link to that video is listed below.
We are testing these components in our "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2.

Here is a link to this ESC:

Racerstar RS30A Lite 30A Blheli_S BB1 2-4S Brushless ESC
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

Here is a link to this Micro SBEC:

HobbyKing Micro SBEC 5V/3A
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/micro-be...asc=3304856911


Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Happy Flying!


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Posted by GiantPowerLiPos | Nov 25, 2018 @ 11:14 AM | 1,202 Views
Giant Power new 50C-100C lipos with EC5 connectors. Perfect packs for your Senton, Big Rock or Granite BLX 4x4 trucks! Quality high performance lipos at an affordable price! High current 12AWG wires and rugged hard case construction.

Shop now for 2S version $42.99ea

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Posted by Dequiseis Aero | Nov 25, 2018 @ 10:59 AM | 811 Views
Hi all!!
I want to show you my first youtube video. This is the Timber UMX eflite unboxing video!!
I hope you enjoy it!!

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Hola a todos!!
Os quiero enseñar mi primer video en youtube. Es el Unboxing del timber UMX eflite!!!
Espero que lo disfruteis!

1.- VUELO INDOOR + UNBOXING TIMBER UMX eflite - Español (10 min 1 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Nov 25, 2018 @ 05:36 AM | 1,468 Views
I have no idea if this model is something new or not but, I recorded it's flight on Saturday (11-24-2018) over at the RC Club field in Titusville, Florida at a club known as Moon Port Modelers RC Club.

David Rich is a fellow Instructor who flew this model with precision!

The Still Photographs were possible by Gerry (simano) who came with his Digital SLR Camera. Thanks Gerry!

Okay, here's the Video:
David Rich's 91 inch 60CC Breitling Corvus Aerobatic RC Plane 11 24 2018 (5 min 10 sec)



Posted by PittSpecial | Nov 25, 2018 @ 04:54 AM | 1,427 Views
**** Attention! **** Attention! *****

I just don't understand WHY-O-WHY people come to Troll into one's FOR-SALE-Ad to dump crap and try to slander one's attempt to sell a model that one improved and most especially including items that I didn't get when I purchased with it originally.

It seems like some here are trying to be some sort of Price Police without any justification of any kind!

I have had to DELETE many Troll Like postings not only on this one attempt but, others and it is beyond me WHY-O-WHY we have so many people that don't have anything better to do than TROLL someone's For-Sale Ad?

Please note that I purchased this fantastic E-Flite Carbon T-28 Trojan model WITHOUT any Receiver, External BEC, Flight Battery nor any of the Hardware improvements that I have invested my time, effort and monies!

Additionally, I purchased this model with a BUSTED Nose Wheel Retract of which I am now including a brand new in the BOX replacement!

Okay, here's my For Sale Ad:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...rojan-LPU-ONLY

Thank you for your time and attention!
Posted by Saijin_Naib | Nov 24, 2018 @ 11:47 PM | 1,263 Views
Turkey Day Flight - 3DR Solo (OpenSolo v3.0.0) [GoPro Hero4 Black] (5 min 5 sec)


Giving the Solo a fly after Thanksgiving to test out the gimbal damper mod along with the 180deg shutter with the ND8 filter. Quite happy. My flying is not wonderful, however.
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Video Source: GoPro Hero4 Black
Audio Source: November - Nathan Moomaw [26 - 2008]
Video Editing: HitFilm Express
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Posted by jpv11 | Nov 24, 2018 @ 10:38 PM | 1,287 Views
Here is a video of my Mountain Models Lil' Bogie maiden flight. This was my first kit build.

Mountain Models Lil Bogie Maiden (3 min 15 sec)


Motor: 18-11 2000kv Micro Brushless Outrunner (10g)
Speed Control: TURNIGY Plush 10amp Speed Controller W/BEC
Battery: ZIPPY Flightmax 350mAh 2S 20C
Servos: Power HD 3.7g
Prop: GWS 6x3 HD
Receiver: Spektrum AR400
Covering: Transparent Ultracote Lite

Link to build thread here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...My-First-Build
Posted by old4570 | Nov 24, 2018 @ 10:28 PM | 1,590 Views


Sent for review by fasttech.com >Product page


With the module in the T12 I was not able to bind to my JJRC H36 or to my Eachine E010 micro quads . Now did I read somewhere that this was due to some sort of frequency crystal variable Bla Bla …

Now I just happen to own a few transmitters as you would expect from anyone who has been in the RC hobby for any length of time . My Turnigy 9XR pro has been running Open Tx for a while now with a iRangeX multi protocol module and I have been rather happy with the combo . So obviously I had to try the jumper module in the 9XR pro and the very first model to bind to ? It just had to be the Eachine E010 micro quad . You can understand my surprise when I got an instant bind with the Jumper module in the 9XR pro . The next micro quad had to be the JJRC H36 which had also failed to bind to the T12 . And once again I got an instant bind .
Since the protocols come from the module and not the transmitter ? , I have to wonder about the discrepancy . My suspicions are it might be a Tx Firmware issue . I have this quad , the WL Toys Q333 that simply refuses to bind to any Tx other than the IR8M which has serious range issues . I just had to try for a bind with the 9XR pro Jumper module combo and colour me purple , if I did not get a instant bind .
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Posted by VicT | Nov 24, 2018 @ 10:04 PM | 1,309 Views
The stock 10.75x8 Valiant prop measures 19 amps and 226 watts using a 2200 3S 45C pack.
A 10x6 Master Airscrew Prop measures 27 amps and 406 watts using a 1500 4S 100 C China Hobby drone pack.

Both fit in the modified top battery door/compartment of the Valiant. This 406/226 = 1.79 or 79% increase in power should increase speed and vertical performance and still be under control the 30 amp ESC limit.
Posted by Ethan Ater | Nov 24, 2018 @ 09:17 PM | 1,288 Views
Here is some indoor video of the new TwistedHobbys/ RC Factory Slick!

Plane is flown with the recommended power combo that can be bought with the plane at TwistedHobbys.com

Enjoy

Twisted Hobbys/ RC Factory Slick Superlite Airplane (4 min 8 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 24, 2018 @ 06:31 PM | 1,772 Views
This is my ZOHD Dart XL Extreme FPV Wing Unboxing, Maiden Flight With Onboard Footage, and Review. This is an FPV Flying Wing that flies great and looks like something out of Star Wars!

ZOHD Dart XL Extreme FPV Wing Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (26 min 17 sec)

Here are my review notes for this ZOHD Dart XL RC Plane:

- I love the ability to configure the nose for FPV and as a camera platform using both Runcams as well as both GoPros is very impressive. I used my Runcam 2 for the onboard footage.
- It flies very stable and it a joy to fly
- This ZOHD RC Plane looks incredible in the air
- I like how it quickly goes together and that nothing is unnecessarily complicated.
- Flight time with the recommended battery is 40 minutes!
- Skids on the bottom make landing much easier and flexible
- Extra servo connections underneath are a nice extra
- The pre-cut foam chunks are very nice for FPV
- This Jumbo Dart RC Plane is also made if biodegradable BEPP Foam!

Cons:
- The stock prop was hard to balance perfectly as you can here on the full throttle pass. A different prop will be sent with the production models.
- The only thing my model seems to be missing is the gyro and launch system the original Dart came with. Everything else is very impressive!

Click here to learn more about this ZOHD Dart XL FPV Wing: https://goo.gl/QNaSDS
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Nov 24, 2018 @ 05:02 PM | 1,427 Views
Precision Landing for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom | Firmware Update 01.00.02.00 (9 min 4 sec)

I went out and tested this to make sure everything is working properly.
Posted by SoloProFan | Nov 24, 2018 @ 03:02 PM | 3,405 Views
Hobbies are expensive, and the RC hobby is no exception. And thus, a place like this, where RC-loving people gather, will also attract people with different motivations, like those trying to gain something for nothing. Sometimes it seems like their activities start to overshadow the real spirit of RC. When subforums are being overrun by people spamming "deal-topics", sometimes even creating extra accounts on RC Groups, to maximize their chances on financial gain.

But that's not what RC is about, and it never will be. Imho RC is about a kid saving money with chores, being a paper-boy (or girl), so he or she can buy that kit, or that motor, or something else that is needed to complete the car, boat, plane, or whatever they are trying to get working. Or that sparkle you see in the same kid's eye when running his/her new(ly completed) model. Or as I've personally had the honor to teach a befriended collegue to fly FPV quads, and make such progress that at some point he's no longer a student, but someone having the time of his life, as he mastered the controls enough to be flying solo. That, imho, is the true spirit of RC.

Sometimes we may forget this spirit, and don't take time to sit back, and realize what a privilige it is to have access to all this exciting technology that enables us to enjoy this hobby in ways that weren't possible years ago. It's not about gathering free samples, clicks, how many subscribers, who's the best driver, pilot, etc, or affiliate links,and more of that. It's about the joy and excitement this hobby can provide, and being able to spread, and share this feeling with "kindred spirits" who know the value of keeping this in mind.

And in case one of us threatens to forget about this, others will hopefully step in to remind this person about what really matters. Maybe this blog entry can help a little with that.

For the love of the hobby!
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 24, 2018 @ 02:58 PM | 1,444 Views
Exclusive codes at the link below for Cyber Monday on 25 and 26 November. All at historically low prices

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QuadifyRC Quad coupons


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