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Posted by umberto83aq | Feb 18, 2017 @ 03:27 AM | 1,374 Views
MiniOWL (2 min 0 sec)

Posted by mandevil | Feb 18, 2017 @ 01:18 AM | 5,052 Views
Finally, I have replaced broken landing gear on my F550. I also soldered gimbal power supply to the main power bus, so now only the cam and the video transmitter are powered off a separate battery. Below is short video from the first session with the repaired hex:

Winter with DJI F550 (2 min 1 sec)

Posted by demondriver | Feb 17, 2017 @ 11:28 PM | 10,461 Views
RC CONVAIR 880 TAXI & EDF TEST コンベアCV880 (9 min 0 sec)


This is always an important step in any RC Airliner or for that matter any RC aircraft Build.

Enjoy!
Posted by CSplat2 | Feb 17, 2017 @ 11:22 PM | 2,138 Views
So been flying some rtf for about two weeks ready to start my own build. So going to throw a list up and get some insight and opinions thought about agility at first and seen some flare and was like oh well to be my first build may want just some show boat.
*Crazy pony 600 tvl or sony 700 tvl low light
*YKS 5.8 600m
*Arris Xspeed 280 orange
*crazy pony Matek XT 60 5-12 BEC
*XCsource Deluxe SP3
*Makefire ESC 30 BLHELI
*Radiolink R6DS
*Finware lipo alarm
*2205-2300 Racerstar
*4S
So if any pros may can give some insight before I purchase would be appreciated.
Posted by mikeyost12 | Feb 17, 2017 @ 10:54 PM | 2,574 Views
Can someone please help me and identify the manufacturer of this plane? I just bought it, may fly it in a few days but need help identifying where the CG should be.......
Posted by DismayingObservation | Feb 17, 2017 @ 09:54 PM | 10,511 Views
When I reviewed the JYU Hornet S RTF quadcopter last summer, I lamented the lack of documentation and firmware updating software in English. I did find out that their customer service is excellent when the flight battery wouldn't connect with the charger. Kitty Zheng at JYU forwarded a new battery and charger and all is now well.

JYU is getting their act together with very good online documentation and, thankfully, some good software and new firmware updates. The key word is "getting" since the firmware updating procedures are not too well documented. I sure found that out when I went to upgrade the firmware in my model and transmitter much as I'd normally do in an open source program like Cleanflight. My Hornet went from one of the sweetest flying quads I own to something, well, not so nice.

The fun part? These here interwebs. I found a video on YouTube where a user followed the thread started by our own SeByDocKy which can be found here. By the way, SeBy also shared a way to make a wiring harness which allows the flight battery to be charged via a standard computerized charger. Although the original pack won't allow for balancing because of the internal issue, it charges just fine without balancing. So, I have two batteries!

It seems that unless things are followed in a certain (and seemingly undisclosed) order, the thing simply isn't going to work. This is where this video becomes invaluable:

JYU Hornet S - Firmware Upload, Calibration
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Posted by Airmanguitar | Feb 17, 2017 @ 09:53 PM | 2,491 Views
I purchased a Eachine Turbine QX70, (BNF). This is for DSM2/DSMX receiver. When I tried to connect to Betaflight or Cleanflight, it did not even load. Have to connect to one or the other in order to put it into bind mode. Can anyone help with this issue. Please and Thanks.
Posted by pviegas | Feb 17, 2017 @ 08:25 PM | 15,647 Views
Welcome to the Betaflight Configurations Manager (for Android) Discussion thread.

This will be “official” Betaflight Configurations Manager (Betaflight CM for short) discussion thread for your suggestions, doubts, remarks and new features posting.

Why I created Betaflight CM for Android ?
Well, simply because there wasn’t out there a really specific App for Betaflight.
After release 3, Betaflight became a real “new thing, and it deserves a tool just for it. Yes there are other well know tools out there, but their tailored best to support flight firmware’s like Cleanflight, Inav (keeping cross firmware support, became harder), so I guess it’s time to separate things.

Make it happen !
“If you’re not happy with what’s out there, make it different”
Apart from being an FPV drone pilot, I’m a software developer, so just like Boris B did with Cleanflight I’ve decided to create an Android tool, something really fast and intuitive to work with (KISS principle in mind) and add some more to that, so Betaflight Configurations Manager for Android was born.

What’s the main purpose ?
Betaflight CM (do not confuse with Betaflight Configurator), is an Android APP to allow “in field” tuning of Betaflight flight performance settings, manage multiples drones and multiple configurations within them.
The goal is that you can really fast Tune Settings / Backup / Restore configurations that you are trying out, or that you already know that work on specific situations, like :...Continue Reading
Posted by johnnysendall | Feb 17, 2017 @ 05:43 PM | 2,452 Views
Hello, I'm currently working on a project and I need to find a battery that can be charged whilst driving/flying. I've seen people attack large batteries to rc cars on a little trailer to make the car go further and heard if people attacking solar panels to drones to make the battery be charged by solar panels in flight. I am looking for a battery capable of doing this and any help/advice would be great, thanks!
Posted by eyalmanli | Feb 17, 2017 @ 05:06 PM | 2,319 Views
Hi,
First of all I would like to point out that there is no shopping from Aliexpress. The suppliers they are hosting are deceiving people. They support them at Aliexpress. He's holding on to the suppliers. I bought the product for $ 85. I ordered the product to Turkey. Entry of the product to Turkey is prohibited. Customs did not approve the introduction of the product. The supplier knew that you would not give consent. As a bottom note on the page where the product is listed, if the customs in your country does not give permission, they can not make money. They are listed as pictures in this article. When the computer writings turn to my language, it can not translate because this is the bottom picture. For this reason I did not see this note. Customs product stopped entry into the country. The supplier does not recall the product and does not return the money to me. He was on the side of the supplier at Aliexpress and did not make money. Well, I am asking why you are selling this product to that country if you know the product is forbidden to enter the country. You're deceiving and cheating people. I definitely do not recommend buying from Aliexpress. Do not throw away your money. Supplier name: Vapethink Intermediate to this: AliExpress
Posted by hobbygeek053 | Feb 17, 2017 @ 04:52 PM | 4,106 Views
Hello All!
I wanted to start a blog series called “What's on the Bench”. As the name implies it will be a platform which will allow me to share with everyone what I’m currently working on in the hobby.
I have a fairly specific interest when it comes to RC so I think this will be catered more towards the ARF aerobatic planes and heli category. However, I do love to tinker with all kinds of things so don’t be to surprised if there are a few topics from “left field” every now and again.

The first blog will be about creating the object with which all other topics will need - the BENCH!
Thats right folks, although I have been in and out of this great hobby of RC flight since 2001 I have yet to build a proper workbench to host my years of building/repairing. I have had a stop gap solution of using a folding picnic table much like this:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...mentid=9793154


Using a table like this has its advantages, it's cheap, convenient, easy to break down and store, and you don’t care too much about getting it gunked up. However the one major downfall is it is horribly amateur. How could any self respecting hobbyist continue to build anything worthwhile on such a rickety impermanent work bench???

Well NO more my friends! If I’m going to invest my precious time into this hobby I’m going to have to buy or build a respectable work bench worthy of many glorious RC projects.
Since I prefer to always do things affordable (when possible) and in...Continue Reading
Posted by blade strike | Feb 17, 2017 @ 03:22 PM | 13,569 Views
DJI is preparing some model files for precise Lens distortion correction for ProRes, until then I would like to provide a workflow for two common tools.

Adobe Premiere
In Premiere, the suggested way to do predefined lens correction is through Effect Preset file. The file we supplied for Inspire 1 is embedded in Premiere 2017


The preset file hooks Premiere’s built in effect Lens Distortion, assign its values for Inspire 2 movie clips to start with. User should add that effect manually


DaVinci Resolve 12.5+
A new lens correction feature was added. It’s in Edit->Inspector. See screenshot below. It has only one parameter named distortion, works much like Curvature in PR’s lens distortion effect. Bad thing currently is there’s no good way input or see what the preset value in DaVinci Resolve would be. Positive is DaVinci can calculate this value automatically with analysis. Works great if image contains some straight lines.
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Posted by JEckart | Feb 17, 2017 @ 02:35 PM | 3,296 Views
This page looked too empty so I'm adding some pictures of a portion of my collection.
Posted by AcroMode20 | Feb 17, 2017 @ 01:51 PM | 4,367 Views
Posted by dshy | Feb 17, 2017 @ 01:14 PM | 5,842 Views
Excited to give MOD 2wd buggie racing a go this weekend.
Orion r10 pro esc
Orion 5.5t
Futaba
Posted by aben71 | Feb 17, 2017 @ 12:24 PM | 4,232 Views
I am very excited that the new MJX Bugs3 arrived this week I have a number of MJX quadcopters and have been pleased with them.Now the B3,this IS cool the first brushless motor quadcopter out of MJX and from what I have heard it is pretty darn good..and now I can see for myself!Stay tuned ,test flight and review coming soon

Want a MJX Bugs B3 for yourself?Get one here http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopte...86.html?wid=21
Posted by jbourke | Feb 17, 2017 @ 11:27 AM | 13,237 Views
Another case of shameless self-promotion in my RCG blog but I had to share this picture of me with the new Sport Aerobatics.

It's a dream come true to fly for the US team this year!

Jim
Posted by Nabeel1234 | Feb 17, 2017 @ 09:55 AM | 2,848 Views
Hello everbody. I hope u guys are doing great. I need a little guidance here. I have just finished assembling my new Skylink 40 Cessna. Fitting in Optima 7 Rx. Please guide where to fit the Rx n antenna orientation. I am sending you the picture to where I intend to place them. Is it okay to put the Rx upside down n antenna in the middle hanging. Please reply.

Thanks, regards.
Nabeel.