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Posted by Jay 123 | Today @ 02:27 AM | 159 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 | 175 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 | 194 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 | 451 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 | 567 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 | 593 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 | 620 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 | 640 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 | 630 Views
Posted by juanito | Yesterday @ 06:26 PM | 640 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 | 663 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)
  • N2 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
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Posted by Aerospacer | Yesterday @ 05:40 PM | 681 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
Posted by rcduder | Yesterday @ 05:06 PM | 780 Views
So I had to join the tiny whoop craze guys, with the rainy season already coming strong in Washington I decided I need something so I could stay on the sticks even inside. This build is a custom build with various parts but they all work together very well for me so far!!

Setup:

Inductrix pro frame
Eachine beecore f3 frsky with 3.1.6 firmware
Fx805 vtx/camera combo
Racetek 19000kv 6x15mm motors
Eachine e010 4 blade props cut to 2 blade
Tattu 220mah 1s with 2.0 connector

Check it out in action here:

Tiny whoop house testing!! (1 min 37 sec)


Tiny Whoop Outdoor Freestyle + Wind (1 min 52 sec)
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Posted by Clickety | Yesterday @ 04:24 PM | 916 Views
Work in progress design for the Dassault Mirage 2000
Posted by ehcjt | Yesterday @ 04:18 PM | 877 Views
Hi,

Does anyone have access to or know where I can get an IdeaFly Poseidon 480 Drone manual?
I ordered my drone from RC Moments and they did not send one and haven't given any support so far?

Many Thanks,
ehcjt
Posted by Aerospacer | Yesterday @ 01:54 PM | 962 Views
Soon after my blog entry last year, Multiplex apparently discontinued the Shark. However, I continued to expand the use of the one I had but didn't post anything because I didn't think it was noteworthy as Sharks weren't to be had any more. I first mounted a 808 #16 key chain video cam on my Shark and had a good time shooting video especially off the water. Then I mounted a all-in-one FPV cam on it so I could transition from my FPV quadcopter flying to fixed winged.

My first attempt was a Eachine EF-01 FPV AIO Cam fitted on top of the wing just behind the canopy. I was doing a ride-along flight with it to get the feel for the view and range when the plane crashed due to what I eventually deduced was a failure of the OrangeRx receiver. Though substantially damaged (mainly the wing), I rebuilt it and upgraded to a Eachine TX-03 AIO Cam that provided 50mw and 200mw output strength to take advantage of the Shark's flying range. I also replaced the OrangeRx Spektrum compatible receiver with a Lemon RX gyro rate stabilized receiver.

I have been flying the Shark FPV all this summer with at least 30 flights logged, typically 7-8 minutes per flight. I have flown exclusively with the Shark on its the landing gear with my stearible tail wheel mod. All takeoffs and landings have been done under the FPV headset without a single incident. The Shark will do numerous aerobatic maneuvers with the added performance I got with the prop and ESC upgrades I had previously done for LOS...Continue Reading
Posted by rclad | Yesterday @ 12:12 PM | 1,021 Views
See here for the latest entry in my IMAC Log.