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Posted by rclad | Jun 03, 2017 @ 09:54 AM | 5,429 Views
Frankenstein Jolts to Life!

This won't be a complete build log, as this plane has been around for nearly a decade, and plenty of people have documented their builds. This log will just cover custom modifications I am making (or just completed) for those interested in that sort of work.

I completed the Jeti Anti-spark Connector/Arming Plug installation last night (at 1 am), so I had to try firing this baby up as a quick test of the complete set up: the quick connect battery tray (see separate build log), the ASC arming plug, and the newly soldered leads on the new FrSky RB10 redundancy bus. Results? As soon as I pressed the arming plug into place, the Castle Creations ESC sang it's little tune. I flipped off the throttle safety switch, advanced the throttle, and for the first time (in the plane) the massive Xpwr 60cc motor came to life. It's alive!

More to follow, along with photos.
Posted by larsonla6 | Jun 03, 2017 @ 09:35 AM | 2,643 Views
Just like title says, I have a Snap On Traxxas X Maxx 8s limited edition brushless RC truck for sale. Like new condition. Comes ready to drive right out of the box. Over a $1300 value but you can take it home for only $1100. Not a thing wrong with it. Just don't have the time for it like I'd like to and have other hobbies I'd rather spend my time on. My loss your gain especially being a limited edition. Only had out of box for maybe a couple hours. It's a beast and plus it's only 3 weeks old. Can do anything you ask it to do. Waterproof. Super tough. Can self right itself with just the push of a button so that you don't have to always go running for it when its flipped over. Can go over 50mph. Does wheelies with ease and even has a wheelie bar! Won't last long so come get it while you can and save money at the same time. For more info call or text. Thanks!

Comes with everything in the box as well as a battery charger and 5c 5200mah 50c batteries.
Posted by Alfayez | Jun 03, 2017 @ 08:23 AM | 2,543 Views

I'm new to this hobby also this is my first quad build so my quad is doing hower (but not at one place) it goes right hand side everytime i try to hower . I'm not even touching the roll stick but it is not howering stable at one place like quads do. I'm unable to get a single stable hower yet .

Frame: F450
Flight Controller: CC3D
Motors: Gemfan A2212 1000Kv
ESC: 30A XT-Xinite
Props: 10x4.5
Tx & Rx: Flysky Fs-i6

Any help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Posted by quadhunter | Jun 03, 2017 @ 08:12 AM | 2,677 Views
If you have an Android device 4.3 or higher chances are the 3DR Solo app will run fine. 3DR only lets you download from the Play Store if they checked compatibility. I am running the app 3DR Solo_v2.4.0 apk on an Asus TF101 with an android 6.0 ROM installed from XDA. Also running on a Galaxy Note 1 with Android 5.1 from XDA. Even if your device has 4.2 or earlier you can often get a newer ROM at XDA. This app lets you get the Solo APK or PM me for other options.
Raccoon APK Downloader:

Backup your data first. Go to Settings/Security, and check "install from Unknown sources", for this to work.
Posted by flightengr | Jun 03, 2017 @ 07:58 AM | 10,333 Views
In 2016, Horizon/Spektrum introduced "SAFE Select", a new variation of their beginner-oriented SAFE stabilization system. SAFE Select is based on the AR636 receiver, which has proven to be very versatile for a number of applications based on the way it's programmed by HH.

A feature that was new with SAFE Select is the ability to adjust at least some of the settings in the AR636 using the Spektrum Programmer software. Prior to SAFE Select, the programming on SAFE receivers was completely locked out despite the fact that the AR636 is normally programmable from a phone app or the PC software.

Not all of the settings in the Spektrum Programmer software apply to SAFE Select programs. Also, SPS does not have screens to modify the SAFE features (self-level, panic, etc.) There are two key areas of most interest if you want to install a SAFE Select receiver in another airplane - the Mounting Orientation and the Control Surface Setup. Because the receiver needs to move the control surfaces in the correct direction, those are very important settings on the receiver! The Surface Setup can be changed on SAFE Select receivers, but the Mounting Orientation cannot be changed using SPS.

The Basics of Using SPS
This document is a basic walkthrough for how to get the Spektrum Programmer software running on a PC, connect a receiver, and make changes on the SAFE Select receivers. It's not an exhaustive explanation of all of the various settings available. Spektrum made an excellent series of videos when the AR636 first came out, and even though they use the phone app instead of the PC software in the videos, all of the explanations apply the same way. Their YouTube playlist is here:

At the time of this writing, only the PC software recognizes SAFE Select receivers; the phone app does not.

Changing the SAFE Features SPS Cannot Change
See the next post (# 2) for how to change the Mounting Orientation and the settings directly related to SAFE features.
Posted by mlilasic | Jun 03, 2017 @ 07:52 AM | 7,182 Views
Review of:
AKK 5.8G FPV 2000M Range TS832+RC832 Audio Video Transmitter and Receiver for FPV Drone
AKK FPV 5.8G TX/RX 1pc SMA Male 1pc RP-SMA Male Mini Circular Polarized Mushroom Antenna ML2

My new package from AKK just came and, like last time, this time also was lightning fast delivery. Delivery to the Croatia took only 4 days.
I really can only highly recommended AKK in cases that you need quality FPV products at great price or in case that you, in a hurry, need parts to replace broken ones on your FPV craft, so you need them to be delivered quickly.

I will be talking about two AKK products this time:
  1. AKK 5.8G FPV 2000M Range TS832+RC832 Audio Video Transmitter and Receiver for FPV Drone
  2. AKK FPV 5.8G TX/RX 1pc SMA Male 1pc RP-SMA Male Mini Circular Polarized Mushroom Antenna ML2

1. AKK 5.8G FPV 2000M Range TS832+RC832 Audio Video Transmitter and Receiver for FPV Drone

Short description:
  • 40 Channel 600mW AV wireless receiver, designed for areas with too many frequencies in the air
  • It supports 5 bands and all frequencies compatible
  • Easily Change frequency channels and bands by pressing button
  • Double-screen display for channels and bands
  • It supports full range of 40 channels including raceband

Full Product Description:

40 Channel 5.8 GHz 600mW AV wireless transmitter and receiver set, designed for areas with too many frequencies in the air.
It supports 5 bands and all frequencies compatible. Easily Change frequency channels and bands by...Continue Reading
Posted by Marsuc | Jun 03, 2017 @ 07:26 AM | 3,519 Views
Hello all,

we made a hotshoe adapter that is compatible with different cameras and can be used with Pixhawk for logging actual triggering positions ( you can configure the Pixhawk to log camera triggering positions based on camera hotshoe feedback instead of logging based on camera trigger command. ).

Adapter can be also used with other logging devices ( like our GPS logger, MK, ... depending on cable used ) that can log based on external contact trigger action.

Adapter on the pictures is made from ABS ( also available from aluminium with 2x M3 threaded holes that can be used for attaching fixture or Ronin MX gimbal ).

Here is the link to item

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
Posted by Anthony1970 | Jun 03, 2017 @ 03:54 AM | 2,237 Views
Has anybody got a vmx 450 /mm450 bike for sale or any spare parts
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 02, 2017 @ 11:38 PM | 4,793 Views
Hey guys!

I just uploaded my maiden flight with my GoPro attached to my MJX Bugs 3. I am pretty impressed overall with how this little beast handled the extra weight.

MJX Bugs 3 Drone Quadcopter GoPro Hero 4 Silver Onboard Footage (4 min 37 sec)

Posted by Boss FPV | Jun 02, 2017 @ 10:03 PM | 5,233 Views
I've been meaning to put up some raw flight vids for a while now, so this is a quick flight before I start work!

Raw: Chameleon Sunrise (3 min 31 sec)

Posted by AHudson | Jun 02, 2017 @ 09:02 PM | 2,513 Views
I'm building a 1:18 scale car and I'm looking to do 100 mph. What would be the best tires to go with?
Posted by angelo.p | Jun 02, 2017 @ 07:36 PM | 4,562 Views
Here is my video review on Eachine E012

Eachine E012 Mini - Unboxing, test and review - Smallest quadcopter (8 min 56 sec)

- tiny dimensions
- stable
- rensponsive to stick
- fast enough
- the toy transmitter is bigger than previous models

- no camera for FPV included :-)
Posted by aben71 | Jun 02, 2017 @ 06:20 PM | 5,375 Views
Just when I thought I had my mind set on a mico brushless fpv quadcopter,I now see this option! Looks pretty cool,the IDEAFLY IF88 !
It comes in three versions:



Main Features:
- High-performance F4 FC with STM32F405 MCU, BMP280, MPU6000 and micro SD card slot for flight data logging
- Small and durable - 88mm wheelbase, true "X" configuration, 2mm thick 3K carbon fiber chassis
- Powerful 1104 7500KV high RPM brushless motors and 2030 three-blade propellers for thrilling flight
- 5.8G 40CH 25mW image transmission + 600TVL NTSC camera featuring good image quality in strong / low light and 120-degree FOV

Weight: 77.5g ( including battery )
Size: 7.3 x 7.3 x 3.5cm
Wheelbase: 88mm
Carbon fiber chassis: 2mm thick
Brushless motor: 1104 7500KV
Propeller: 2030 three-blade
Battery: 7.4V 300mAh 30C LiPo

Flight Controller
Processor: STM32F405 MCU
IMU: MPU6000 connected via SPI
Barometer: BMP280
Micro SD card slot: max. 32GB support
Integrated OSD: yes
Integrated BEC: yes
Dimension: 32 x 32mm
Mounting hole spacing: 25 x 25mm

4-in-1 ESC
Power supply: 1 - 2S
BEC output: no
Continuous current: 4 x 3A
Burst current: 4 x 7A
Weight: 2.7g

FPV Camera
Resolution: 600TVL
TV system: NTSC
Min. illumination: 1 lux
Field of view: 120 degree
Input voltage: 2.5 - 5V
Frequency range: 5645 - 5945MHz
Channels: 40 ( including RaceBand, Band R )
Power: 25mW

The flight controller only supports SBUS receivers.

Find one here
Posted by Choppahman8 | Jun 02, 2017 @ 06:19 PM | 4,770 Views
Back in the air after 29 years. This time with my own design. 8:56 on a 720mah battery. 12:20 on a 600mah!! Probably because of the lighter wing loading.

Finalized Swept Wing with 2 motors added (6 min 8 sec)

Posted by thijs slotman | Jun 02, 2017 @ 04:44 PM | 5,315 Views
hey guys!
the toy mavic clone with wide angle lens and altitude hold!
visuo XS809H review! (16 min 39 sec)

Posted by flyenrw | Jun 02, 2017 @ 04:42 PM | 5,134 Views
I couldn't prime or paint anything today because it rained most of the afternoon and here in Florida it's like a hot wet blanket is draped over you after raining. I managed just a couple little things earlier.
So give or take a little finish sanding on a variety of the parts, I hope to paint tomorrow!
I feel the control yoke and housing has progressed like I had hoped. Here and there a little frustrating, but overall worth it to me for the end result.
With individual pictures I wanted to show the parts made before assembly and nothing yet is permanently assembled, only placed together to show the planned location.
AS I earlier mentioned, there is no scale space up front with this model. Everything forward of the instrument panel is space needed for the battery.
Though I am still undecided , I may decide to jam the peddles into the front floor board just for the appearance.
As it is, I am adjusting space as I go, but only if you're inspector Clouseau would it matter.
To look at the front floor board you see the control stick and forward of the control stick, ( since the full scale is fly by wire controls ), you'll see an assembly under the floor with a sheave sandwiched between two brackets. This assembly would be used to loop the control wire in a connected circle of movement, back to the elevator and from the elevators bell horn , returning to the rear assembly of this control yoke at the passenger control stick.
For purposes of detail only I have...Continue Reading
Posted by Libelle201B | Jun 02, 2017 @ 04:31 PM | 6,957 Views
The Chupa Dart has flown and it's performance was as predicted, no floater but certainly a good R/E thermal platform. Unfortunately the day I went to the hill to fly there was very little wind, not what was forcast allowing for no slope lift. Anyways the first hand launch turned out to be almost perfect, finding some lift but still trying to get used to the plane within less than two minutes max, causing me to lose the lift I had encountered.(a good excuse) Nothing really improved on the north side of the hill after several (many) hand launches, so I ventured off to the west side where there seemed to be a developing wind which is common once the local atmosphere decides what it's going to do. In any event the conditions improved and I had several almost speck out flights, but being very careful to not get to high due to no spoilers etc. Overall I'm quite happy with the Chupa Dart in it's first flight series.
Posted by rotorquest | Jun 02, 2017 @ 04:15 PM | 5,378 Views
Looking for a new set of feature rich, high res, affordable goggles? Check out the Aomway Commanders, at $349.99, these are a direct competitor with the other hd options on the market but at about 2/3 the cost. All the features of our current beloved goggles with a few added touches.

- Built in high sensitivity 40ch diversity receivers
-16:9/4:3 display switching
- 854x480 resolution
- osd for ch/band and other settings
- built in dvr
- input power 7-18v
- 59-69mm adjustable ipd
- internal fan and anti fog lenses
- aomway cp and patch antenna
- thick foam for the faceplate

Check out for these great goggles and your other fpv or heli needs.
Posted by Anthony7003 | Jun 02, 2017 @ 03:44 PM | 2,356 Views
I have a Rotomax 100cc motor and a Turnigy Remote I am looking to sell.If intrested please email me at Or feel free to call me 1-509-263-7779 Thanks Tony.