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Posted by craytech | Today @ 09:51 AM | 61 Views
100mm frame and motor upgrade (5 min 2 sec)


Hello everyone welcome back.

Today I have a new frame and motor combo for the BetaFPV Flight Controller. I took a trip to amazon and picked up the QWinOut 100mm Carbon Fiber Frame. This is a 1mm thick frame and comes unassymbled. In the kit you get the frame with nylong screws and standoffs. You also receive 5 rubber bands for your batteries and two zip ties. All for under $10. Thats a deal. I also picked up the ReadyToSky 8520 brushed motors. There are replacement motors for the H107c. Lastly I picked up some BTG King Kong props. You can find all the parts in the links below. Thank you for watching and as always fly safe and fly often.


Links to parts used in this build.

Frame
https://tinyurl.com/y78quqrj

Motors
https://tinyurl.com/ycymzk24

Props
https://tinyurl.com/y7sd9yto

BetaFPV Flight Controller
https://tinyurl.com/y9pezx49

BetaFPV H01 AIO Camera
https://tinyurl.com/y937z9s5

BetaFPV 260mah LiHV Batteries
https://tinyurl.com/y6we8577
Posted by Blaze0021 | Today @ 09:50 AM | 81 Views
This is the 4S Maiden Flight of my Eflite PT-17 1.1-meter.

Eflite PT-17 1.1m 4S Maiden Flight - Prop and ESC Upgrade (5 min 51 sec)

Modified with a Xoar PJN 11x8 Wooden Propeller, Hitec Energy Sport 60-Amp ESC with 5-Amp BEC, and 1-ounce of nose weight mounted within the hollow plastic dummy radial motor.

MODIFICATIONS

1) Xoar PJN 11x8 Wooden Propeller: https://www.amazon.com/XOAR-Electric.../dp/B01CM495IO

2) Hitec Energy Sport 60-Amp ESC with 5-Amp BEC: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXEWMV

3) Great Planes Bullet Adapters 4mm Male / 3.5mm Female (3): http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXPHD9

4) Great Planes Segmented Lead Weights – 1 Ounce or (4) 7-Gram Segments: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...SABEgItuPD_BwE

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon Rx DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Receiver with Stabilizer
Rates Used: 100-Aileron / 0% Expo, 100-Elevator / 7% Expo, 100-Rudder, 7% Expo
Max Static Amps: 45.1 Amps
Battery: Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45C
Throttle Timer: 4 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 4 Minutes, 38 Seconds
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.13 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (3.78 Volts/Cell) at 29%

ADDITIONAL INFO

Camera: iPhone 7 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Mike “Deuces Wild” F.

Thanks for watching and if you haven't already please click the Thumbs Up and Subscribe!...Continue Reading
Posted by Woodinthesky | Today @ 09:00 AM | 198 Views
Hey Guys Woodinthesky here, Some of you know me some don't... I make and sell FPV earphones for Fatshark and Aomway Goggles. I have some extra Fatshark FPV earbuds that I would like to share with you guys. I will be picking 4 winners at the end of September to send the fpv earphones to .
FREE shipping ..... you don't have to pay for nothing.
All you have to do to enter the contest Is ...
1. Tell your fpv friends/groups about the giveaway and share this post with them .
2. Be a member of the Rcgroups forum.
3. Go to my youtube Channel Wood-FPV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQJ...-NX2KZy0OQkcgQ and Subscribe , And like my video, how to make a fpv earephone and post a comment of why you would like to get your free earphone make sure to include your rcgroup handel name. That's IT!
I will be picking 4 winners at the end of September .
Hopefully we will have a good response so please tell your friends and as always. Enjoy The Sky!
Here's the link to share the tread
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=702274
Posted by CCxRC | Today @ 08:12 AM | 158 Views
JLB Cheetah Extreme 120A Edition 11101 - 4WD Brushless RC Monster Truck RTR Unboxing (13 min 23 sec)

I've got the JLB Cheetah Extreme on the bench for an in-depth unboxing of this 120A 4WD Brushless RC monster truck.
So many of you have asked for my opinion on the original JLB Cheetah 11101, but I haven't been able to offer an advice. That has changed! Gearbest sent me the Cheetah Extreme 120A ESC version of this beast to review for you. I think I'm going to dig it.
Overall, it looks very similar to the JLB 21101 - except IMHO it looks better. I prefer the truck style body of this Cheetah and the lack of the tail fin that just breaks off the 21101 way too easily. This comes with the FlySky transmitter and receiver, so it should have some decent range to run that 120A powered 2500kv brushless motor.
-Tony

SPECS FROM GEARBEST SITE:

Description:
The new JLB Racing 11101 CHEETACH features the more powerful HOBBYWING 120A brushless ESC and FLYSKY FS - GT2E pistol-grip transmitter. Therefore, you are able to drive to your heart's content by advancing at the highest speed and going much farther.
The exceptional 3670 2500KV brushless motor and the 15kg high torque servo guarantee the wonderful vehicle handling of the JLB Racing 11101 CHEETACH truggu. In addition, the 4000mAh high-capacity LiPo allows you to drive continuously for more than half an hour.

Main Features:
● Top configuration - 3670 2500KV brushless motor, HOBBYWING 120A brushless ESC,...Continue Reading
Posted by Chandler Bing | Today @ 07:53 AM | 171 Views
hello,guys,this is Chandler.
long time no see.
today we re-test the gimbal effect about Obtain.
it's much better than last time we tested.
we always have faith to make Obtain better!
gimbal effect 2017 9 19 (1 min 16 sec)

Posted by Clickety | Today @ 07:48 AM | 210 Views
Welcome to my plans page. Scroll down to find them.

For regular news, new plane development and progress, visit my Facebook group called 'Clickety's Jetworks'

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1826370074287164/

This is my design process stages :-

10% - Create aircraft in 3D cad
20% - Produce 2d plans from the 3d model
30% - Build the plane.
40% - Maiden Test flight + video.
50% - Make adjustments until it flies well. record settings.
60% - Paint the plane
70% - Create the Finishing Guide & Decals
80% - Take decent photos
90% - Make a nice video
100% - Publish the finished plans on Parkjets.com

The Status of my fleet are below :-

01. Stage 100%__YF-23 Black widow
02. Stage 100%__F-35 Lightning II
03. Stage 100%__ Bugatti 100p
04. Stage 100%__ JA37 Viggen
05. Stage 100%__ Hawk
06. Stage 50%__ A-10 Thunderbolt II
07. Stage 50%__Drake
08. Stage 50%__Typhoon (both EDF/Pusher)
09. Stage 50%__Harrier
10. Stage 100%__Tornado
11. Stage 40%__Vulcan
12. Stage 25%__T-50 Pak-fa
13. Stage 50%__F-16 Falcon
14. Stage 20%__ B2 Spirit
15. Stage 80%__F4 Skyhawk
16. Stage 50%__X-wing Starfighter
17. Stage 80%__Sepecat Jaguar
18. Stage 20%__SU-47 Berkut
19. Stage 20%__English Electric Lightning
20. Stage 20%__Mig 29
21. Stage 20%__Mirage III
22. Stage 10%__Mirage 2000

Planning lots more!! (please vote on my Facebook page for your preference!!)

Feel free to download and use the designs for non-commercial use.

TILED PLANS?

Please note that I don't tile my plans, as there is...Continue Reading
Posted by Jay 123 | Today @ 02:27 AM | 335 Views
Nothing to stop mmcx version, and this is what people are asking for AKK to change, in fact AKK are dedicated to develop this~
This newly released AKK x2p has made much progress compared to X1P:
25mW/200mW/500mW/800mW power switchable
7-24V input and can be provides 5V output for your camera.
Can filter the power and make sure you get clean video.
Super mini size and light weight,One button frequency and power setup.
Support parameter adjusted and work with Betaflight,fligth controller,OSD

http://www.akktek.com/akk-x2p.html
Posted by Shirty | Today @ 01:56 AM | 353 Views
New vid from the other day of my mate Ian having some fun with his F16

Skymaster F16 Turbine Jet HD 002 (5 min 15 sec)

Posted by Andrey111 | Today @ 01:36 AM | 370 Views
High Great Take foldable RC selfie drone is a smart aerial robot which comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU, GPS and visual positioning system. All the functions are accessible on the easy-to-use App. 3-axis EIS reduces the effect of vibration, making every moment the HD camera captures smooth and clear. Visual Tracking, Geo-fencing, Point of Interest make it much more convenient to record what you want. Take it easy, flying the drone cannot be easier.

Features:
13MP HD camera, 4K photo, 1080P software stabilized, 3-Axis electronic image stabilization, are tuned amazingly to capture stunning pictures and videos from the sky.
GPS & GLONASS dual satellite position, optical flow + ultrasonic position, it goes wherever you go.
With One key take off, One key landing and One key to return function makes it easily to find the way home.
Follow me mode and orbit mode that can make more fun with the flying.
Maximum flight time of 16mins, two batteries included for double flying time.
Foldable design and portable bag included provide great portability.

Specifications:
Max Hovering Time: 16 minutes (no wind)
Satellite Positioning Systems: GPS + GLONASS, Optical flow + Ultrasonic positioning
Hover Accuracy Range: 0.5m
Takeoff Weight: 403g
Dimensions: 130 * 78.5 * 30mm (folded)
Sensor: IMX214
Effective pixels: 13MP
Video recording: 1080P after EIS
Photo resolution: 4K
Battery capacity: 1450mAh
Battery voltage: 11.4V
Battery type: LiPo 3S
Control mode: Wifi App control
Control distance: about 120m
Image Transmission Resolution: 720P@30fps
Supported mobile device OS: Android or iOS


This new brand made a great job with is new model, the HighGreat Take is made for those people that wants a reliable drone and easy to operated, and this little quadcopter has the performance you need if you want to start in this world.

At this moment Rcmoment has on sale campaign, so you can get The Take for just $463.99 USD using HGTAKE13 as coupon code.
Posted by GEMFAN ts | Yesterday @ 10:16 PM | 637 Views
Team Gemfan @ Drone Champions League! Do You Feel the Passion? (1 min 4 sec)

Gemfan Racing Team! Also flying for Gemfanhobby in the #gpbrussels is Mirko Cesena CesiX and Victor Van der Elst who joined team lately. James Bowles explains his PASSION for FPV drone racing!
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Yesterday @ 09:11 PM | 741 Views
RedPawz EV800 Pro 5.8ghz Diversity Goggles Review - with DVR (14 min 18 sec)

The EV800 Pro is a good budget FPV goggle. This is my upgrade from the Eachine VR007 goggles.
Posted by FPV.Model | Yesterday @ 08:27 PM | 769 Views


Aluminum CNC machined shell, 48 channels with raceband, built-in monitor, DVR, color-coded channels, tripod mount and many more. Is this the diversity receiver you are looking for? We have been going over the design of the Dragonfly Diversity Receiver for several months now and have finally settled on the final production version.

Details: https://www.fpvmodel.com/dragonfly-4...tor_g1346.html

Plug and play. The two built-in two receivers have a high sensitivity of -95dbm which is much higher than that of other receivers. You can automatically receive the best signal and maximize your signal coverage.

Built-in 1.54" monitor for instant display, showing the input voltage, frequency band and channel on the screen. You are also easy to observe the channel interference. Futhermore, we are using the monitor with top quality mineral glass which are widely used on the watches to make sure the monitor will not be scratched.

The Dragonfly Diversity Receiver is with dual video outputs, easy connect it to various devices. It has a function of DVR files protection that automatically save the footage even suddenly power off.

Easy to use button with channel autoscan. Channel searching comes with memory function, no need to search every time.

To ensure the longest and best performance, the Dragonfly Diversity Receiver comes with two built-in micro mute fans, no noise and able to make the receiver stay cool. As per our internal test, the Dragonfly diversity receiver works great...Continue Reading
Posted by Betelnut | Yesterday @ 07:10 PM | 794 Views
I have started on building the Sterling Chris Craft 47' Buccaneer Flying Bridge Cruiser Model Boat . I will try to update, with photos, of this build. I am new to blogging, and to building such a Boat. I obtained the Boat from a gentleman on E-Bay and it is complete, with a full set of instructions (however fragile). The Boat is constructed of balsa and mahogany with cast metal trim items. It is 19" in length, with a 5" beam.
Posted by mdmyers | Yesterday @ 06:56 PM | 816 Views
Just documenting some measurements:

eFlite UMX A10 Stock Motors & RX/ESC:
  • 128g - Fresh eFlite 800 battery, JST connector, original 20AWG esc wires, 8A@7.7V=62W
  • 138g - Fresh Hyperion 850 battery, XT30 connector, original 20AWG esc wires, no current measurement made
  • 125g - Same Hyperion 850 battery as above, XT30 connector w/adapter to JST, original 20AWG esc wires, no current measurement made

eFlite X-Vert Stock Motors & RX/ESC:
  • 290g - Stock Props, Fresh eFlite 800, JST connector, original 20AWG esc wires, 7.3A@7.6V=55W
  • 325g - GemFan 5030 CF blades SKU77708, Fresh eFlite 800, JST connector, original 20AWG esc wires, 7.6A@7.7V=59W
  • 350g - GemFan 5040 CF blades SKU77709, Fresh eFlite 800, JST connector, original 20AWG esc wires, 8.7A@7.6V=66W

eFlite A6M5 Zero 300 Stock Motors & ESC:
  • No Thrust Measurement - Fresh Hyperion 850 battery, XT30 connector w/adapter to JST, original 20AWG esc wires, 6.4A@7.8V=50W

Posted by marblekit | Yesterday @ 06:41 PM | 805 Views
Posted by juanito | Yesterday @ 06:26 PM | 813 Views
I am beginning the salvage of a group of three trashed and thrashed Flyzone Mico Fokker DR.1 planes.

I plan to use Spektrum UM/UMX gear.

Here is a photo from Tatonka's conversion... I believe the guts are from the original (non-AS3X) P51.

https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/a...07-web%203.jpg

and another:

https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/a...03-Web%202.jpg

more later
Posted by gabapentin | Yesterday @ 06:20 PM | 847 Views
Hi everyone!

I've tried to modify Arduino sketch code from this thread

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...omputer-update

Patolin project seems to be left to its destiny....

A great Patolin idea to upgrade cheap HK-T6A or FS-CT6B transmitters or any other old RC TX
These transmitters offer a configuration through a serial port with an external PC software program
and no space to store more than one model.

The code has been modified to work with SH1106 SPI 1.3" or SSD1306 SPI 0.96" OLED LCD through U8g2 library
Have been used all possible pins of ATmega328 (Arduino UNO, Nano, Pro Mini)
Every text strings has been stored in flash memory to mantain a lot of free RAM memory

Added features to original Patolin code:
  • 3 digital buttons input for menu
  • Switches checking status with sound alert at power ON and display which is not in default position
  • Throttle warning with display status of switches and sound alert
  • Hidden data default restoring by pressing and hold Down/Next button on power on
  • Hidden calibration procedure by pressing and hold Menu/Select button on power on
  • Low battery control in real time whith buzzer sound(buzzer with stand alone sound generator)
  • N°2 supplementary switch, they can be configured instead of VRA or VRB pots(SWA, SWB)(Servo Direction Menu)
  • Basic two channel mixer with switch activation V-Mix (Ch1/ch2)
  • Basic four channels Sub Trim setting (ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4)

The code seems to be stable

If anyone have an
...Continue Reading
Posted by Aerospacer | Yesterday @ 05:40 PM | 858 Views
Bolstered by my fixed wing FPV success with the Multiplex Shark, I began to consider something else to try in the fixed wing category. One plane that I had considered before was a Mini SkyHunter. From forum threads and reviews, I couldn't tell if this was a good choice or not. Then along came a micro/nano (depending on who was selling it) SkyHunter 760mm wingspan version both virtually the same and design, just different foam material and color.

I selected the white Micro SkyHunter from Eachine that included all the servos, motor and ESC, adding the Eachine TX-03 AIO FPV cam like I am using on my Multiplex Shark to round out the package. I then read through the threads here on RCG for both the RMRC Nano SkyHunter and the Eachine Micro SkyHunter to seeking ideas that might optimize the build.

When the kit arrived, I inspected casually inspected it to see what additional detailing seemed appropriate as I put it together. First I wasn't too impressed with the elevator servo cover. It was a very bulbous vacuum formed plastic piece that gave the impression that it could blank a fair part of the elevator surface behind it. So I peeled the cover off and also made some room along a side of the servo pocket to store some of the excess lead wire leaving only enough length to reach the left tail boom. The short little pushrod wasn't running squarely between the servo arm and elevator control horn, so I flipped the Z-bend to the inside of the arm. This flipping of the rod Z-...Continue Reading