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Posted by Haeganind sandhu | Today @ 02:47 AM | 37 Views
I am thinking to buy a rc heli wltoys v913 . Its actual price is around rs3500 but I am getting it for rs1600 on shopclues .should I buy it ? please help.
Posted by CCxRC | Today @ 12:25 AM | 83 Views
DHK Zombie Leaves The Grave For A 4S Backyard Bash (2 min 13 sec)


We can't keep the DHK Zombie in the grave. It just wants to get out and bash - and you want to see it in 4s. I cut together some footage from a recent bash...complete with some hardcore slow motion crashes. As I state in the video...this is one of my favorite bashers. My brother liked it so much after he and his kids drove it that he ordered one for himself. Be sure to watch all the other DHK videos I have. This and the DHK Maximus are amazing bashers. Have fun RCing!

-Tony

DHK RC playlist: http://bit.ly/DHK_Playlist

DHK Zombie 8e ⇨ http://bit.ly/DHKzombie
Posted by dhumphrey | Today @ 12:20 AM | 137 Views
Hello All,

It's been a long time since I've been here at RC Groups and my new barn find, well just had me come back. This is how I found the B-25 after sitting in a barn for almost 2 years. I'm going to get her flyable using 2x660 Kv motors.
Posted by racedouge1 | Yesterday @ 08:18 PM | 165 Views
Great Planes powered Carbon-Z Cub flies great now.
Posted by RC Roundtable | Yesterday @ 04:50 PM | 236 Views


Episode 58: "Let's Make A Deal" is now live!

In this episode, we talk about:
-Hangar 9 ASH 31
-Hangar 9 15cc Hellcat
-RC Groups and Horizon Hobby interview
-Motion RC in Europe
-Zippkits
-FCC versus Hobby King
-Buying used RC gear online
-RCR on the web

You can visit our website at RCRoundtable.com to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, our facebook page, or email: contact@rcroundtable.com.
Posted by nigelsheffield | Yesterday @ 06:34 AM | 778 Views
Whoop with vtx control and osd with frsky Rx built in on one board from betafpv WOW that's a lot to cram in and I just had to try one out.

https://betafpv.com/collections/flig...rsky-rx-osd-v2

Here is my review and a video of it flying my b03 whoop with bs2 osd camera.

18 June 2018 (3 min 38 sec)


Some pictures of the build to give an idea of how easy this is, basically the motors just plug in as does the battery so very simple to get it flying.
For osd I needed to solder cam and vtx wires, my bs2 didn't have vtx control so I couldn't test that but it's got the connection there so just another solder pad to connect that wire.
It's on betaflight 3.2 and all I did was set my preferred channel order and rates and few tweaks on the osd.
Bound to my frsky taranis in D8 mode easily with a nice big button that's easy to press.
Everything worked first time and the b03 flew great on stock settings , no need to change pids or filters.

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Posted by kopterheld | Yesterday @ 03:57 AM | 843 Views
The UR65 is thee best 1S brushless Tiny Whoop. The Snapper6 was to heavy. UR65 is lighter and flies longer over 3:30 minutes.
pros:
+ very light
+ good CMOS camera
+ good FPV video transmission
+ good battery
+ telemetry on your Flysky and FrSky transmitter
+ long flight time compared to snapper6


Video –Best 1S URUAV UR65 Tiny Whoop DE with EN subtitles
Best 1S URUAV UR65 brushless FPV Tiny Whoop - DE (5 min 55 sec)





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Posted by pulsery2k1 | Jun 17, 2018 @ 11:30 PM | 943 Views
My winter project just completed - I took a Fly Fly 90 MM Hawk and did some modifications to make it more scale and covered it with
FOAM-TAC'S Fiberglass cloth and There Foam Finish which is a water based product - which makes not only fiberglassing easy but
with no odors and easy clean up - once the fiber glass was applied I was able to remove a lot of the excess foam - in some parts the
foam was 22-24 mm thick -I was able to thin the foam 6-10 mm without weakening the models structure.
the combination of the light covering and foam removal allowed for a ready to fly jet using a freewing 90 mm fan and 6 s 4000
35 c lipo with a ready to fly weight of 100 oz (2834 grams) the model features electric retracts, flaps, complete lighting system
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Posted by old4570 | Jun 17, 2018 @ 11:30 PM | 950 Views


Sent for review by Banggood > Product Page

The E32 came last week , but the weather also turned for the worse with wind gust's up to 100kmh ..
This morning was far better , but still windy .

The E32 is a single cell ( 3.7v or 4.2v Fully charged ) quad with altitude hold , one click landing , headless mode and one click return as well flip capability .
Also there is the WIFI for FPV (?) as well video recording directly to SD card or to your phone VIA the Eachine APP .
Speaking of the app , if you like me find the Google app store a complete PITA (?) , then it's relatively easy to find a direct download .
https://apkpure.com/eachine-mh/com.f...chinemh.sdrone > Direct Download .

With the app installed on your smart device ( phone ) , you can receive video ( Wifi ) and record video .
You need the app to record video , which is annoying . With my Android phone lag spikes are common and 5 or more seconds long making FPV VIA Wifi not really feasible .

Altitude hold : Some quads leap off the ground up to 3 meters when power is applied or you use some form off auto take off . I was pleasantly surprised to find that such was NOT the case with the E32 .. It rises gently off the ground and when you stop giving throttle the quad hold what ever altitude you stopped at .. This is nice as if its really windy outside you can still fly indoors .

One click landing : It really works , it's not a controlled crash as with some quads but an actual landing .

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Posted by VicT | Jun 17, 2018 @ 09:57 PM | 972 Views
The reverse thrust after touchdown works great with wheeled floats. However I wanted to try the reverse thrust with conventional taildragger gear. To avoid reverse in the air and possible loss of control its recommended the reverse arming switch (Im using the E switch on my iX12/DX9) only be activated after touchdown. The ESC directions recommend using reverse only when the prop stops turning. So I activated the prop brake following the ESC programming directions. After closing the throttle the prop does not windmill but stops turning in about 1-2 seconds. The stopping distance is greatly reduced without the use of wheel brakes and without the risk of nose overs and prop strike damage.

Maule with Turnigy AeroStar 60 amp RVS ESC (0 min 13 sec)

Posted by FPV.Model | Jun 17, 2018 @ 09:37 PM | 980 Views
Dragonfly Booster 5.8G 3dBi TX/RX FPV Antenna RP-SMA/SMA




Original Price:$15.98
Now: $3.99
Link: https://goo.gl/LnxKtr

Price Valid For 1 Day !
Posted by Prof100 | Jun 17, 2018 @ 09:25 PM | 998 Views
This is simply a place holder.
Posted by Prof100 | Jun 17, 2018 @ 09:20 PM | 1,005 Views
From flghtengr post.
Key is to make sure rates are set to High before switching the desired switch so it is assigned.


Better SAFE than sorry!
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SAFE Select
The SAFE Select receivers behave like normal AR636 receivers for the most part. Rather than having three SAFE flight modes, there are only two modes - "SAFE on" and "SAFE off". When SAFE is on, it has self-level capabilities similar to Beginner Mode on most of the other SAFE receivers. It has the bank angle limits set to a larger angle, similar to Intermediate Mode on the other receivers. When SAFE is off, there are no self-level or bank angle limit features, turning the receiver into a normal AR636 with AS3X.

The transmitter setup is very simple for SAFE Select. First, you start with a normal, default Acro (Airplane) new model. The first 6 channels are set up to control the plane directly. If the plane has flaps, they should be connected to channel 6 (Aux1) to work with the transmitter's built-in flap system. If you have an additional feature on your plane such as retracts, that would go on channel 5 (Gear).

You can choose whether SAFE is on or off permanently during the bind process. If you bind your transmitter to the receiver in the typical way, SAFE will be off. If you change up the order of the last two steps, you can bind with SAFE turned on.

Bind with SAFE off:
Insert bind plug in receiver.
Power up plane/receiver.
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Posted by GBLynden | Jun 17, 2018 @ 07:22 PM | 1,091 Views
This is my buddy Bryan ripping with his Great Planes Cirrus SR22T RC Plane at the Home of the Model Aircraft Society Camano Island.

Bryan Ripping With His Great Planes Cirrus SR22T RC Plane At Camano (4 min 57 sec)

Posted by LucasGC | Jun 17, 2018 @ 05:12 PM | 1,129 Views
Hey all,
Have my first setup planned out, but haven't flown FPV before and i wanted to be sure i have everything i need, so i thought i'd post my list.
I'm pretty good at LOS and i've flown a sim for a while

Diatone gt-m3 - figured i could lower the rates a bit until i feel confident on it
https://www.banggood.com/Diatone-201...l?rmmds=search

spektrum dx6 - already have it
https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...ode-2-spmr6750

longbow mini dsm receiver - only one i've found that fits, if anyone has a recommendation for a longer range receiver that fits i would love to hear it!
http://graysonhobby.com/longbow-mini...-drone-rx.html

Eachine VR D2 Pro goggles - on sale right now, any recommendations for boosting range with vtx?
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-VR-...r_warehouse=CN

850 maH 3s and 4s battery - what do i charge these with?
https://www.banggood.com/TATTU-11_1V...r_warehouse=CN
https://www.banggood.com/TATTU-14_8V...r_warehouse=CN
Posted by Rups63 | Jun 17, 2018 @ 03:38 PM | 1,229 Views
Picture of wing halves taken apart.
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 17, 2018 @ 11:49 AM | 1,287 Views
The Patch Antenna For DJI Cendence Remote Controller











Since receiving the DJI Cendence I have seen the question time and time again asking is it worth using the DJI Patch antenna compared to the standard omnidirectional sticks and what benefit does the patch antenna give. Because of this I decided to do some tests to try and show the difference between them and see what was one was actually better to use as well as get some data on how directive the patch is as well.

For more info on the Cendence remote or the Inspire 2 or to order see
DJI Cendence http://click.dji.com/ABwjVqd-Sl9O9-w...0012&pm=custom



A Closer Look at the Patch





As you can see the patch is not just a simple passive antenna, while it has 2 RF connection it also is connected to the CAN port on the Cendence remote, because of this something to note is that the patch antenna also has firmware onboard and its important you update it when you update the remote, this is easily done by connecting the antenna to the remote before you update via DJI Go 4 or the Pilot App.











Looking inside the antenna it’s self you will find there are 2 identical PCB antennas, these are backed by a screening sheet with the logic controller board mounted in the middle. its important to ensure you have the antenna facing the correct direction as this screening sheet at the rear will block all signal from getting through so the antenna should be mounted with the smooth flat face pointing forward
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