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Posted by XB | Today @ 05:48 PM | 40 Views
FlyingCinema CineTank MK2. This build took awhile to get this far. I first saw this over 2 years ago and decided on a DAYA 550 instead.
After completing the DAYA I immediately realized the props showing in the camera during almost any elevator
speed. I played with gimbal limits on the DAYA but props will show on this, period.
While happy with how well the DAYA fly's I leisurely looked for a better craft.
The DAYA 550 frame is still my favorite, but the props before I reach 10 mph are picked up by the camera.
If I stay on the elevator the props remain in camera range. No big deal, for aerial photography, its a big deal.
I noticed two frames that looked good and seemed either may solve my issue.

The Aerobus T41 being built by blackmennewstyle https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=500310
and the Cinetank MK2 build info by Chile Vuela https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=598100
I thank both you guys for making the custom build part of this hobby tolerable by sharing your knowledge.
You guys ROCK!!

I went with the FlyingCinema CineTank MK 2 L and with it, a slow slide down the rabbit hole of builds.
I almost scrapped this for parts... or thought about placing it in the direct path of the local bus route.
This was the most challenging built so far.
It took 6 months in between jobs to 1. build, 2. test, 3. rebuild... 4. repeat. I'm at 98% completion now;
just some (I hope) fine tuning or different pitch props.

After experiencing (extreme for AP) shaking...Continue Reading
Posted by Yets | Today @ 04:02 PM | 81 Views
Not a comprehensive review...

I break a lot of frames. I'm good at it, really good at it. So I needed to replace a 100mm frame for 8.5mm 2S motors and other than making another bamboo frame I searched Aliexpress for a cheap deal. I chanced upon this ultra cheap carbon frame https://www.aliexpress.com/item/JMT-...311.0.0.X4n4Wq for £2.31. With it being so cheap, if I broke it, I wouldn't be bothered. There were no specs and dimensions, and after doing some rigorous searching on the net for a reviews (finding zero), it was with me within two weeks.

So essentially, the frame is not assembled upon arrival which means constructing it. The 2mm thickness frame sections I guess are supposed to be easy to put together with minimal fuss. This was not the case. As with these products the dimensions and the way they are cut mean that everything is a tight fit, so much so that none of it actually fits. You'll need to grind down the interconnecting parts with a file while trying to minimize carbon fibre dust (which is harmful to your lungs). Best doing this by making the carbon fibre damp and not using a dremel which flings dust into the air.

After much fiddling and filing, I managed to get it into a frame and weighed it with the grommets. It came up a rosy 11 grams. A bit heavy in my opinion but it's 2mm thickness and was going to use 2s motors. The immediate thing I noticed after putting it together was the arms and and the cut out sections. Clearly, this is going to be a weakness......Continue Reading
Posted by vic_man_fpv | Today @ 02:49 PM | 124 Views
EFAW 2407R 2200KV test - vicmanfpv (2 min 39 sec)

It's been a long time since my last video, so here I bring you a video showing the new EFAW motors that are giving so much talk, in this case of 2200KV. Motors with a lot of torque, quite efficient for any type of propellers despite its size, which also gives us an impressive power and pull. High-end motors for demanding pilots. More information: https://www.efaw.shop/
Posted by GTOGreg | Today @ 02:14 PM | 148 Views
Included below is a listing of the components that I will be using to build the “Frankendrone”. Not all of the parts listed for this build will be new, my brother is upgrading his current model and I will be fortunate enough to get a few of his hand-me-downs. This is great because it will keep the cost down, which is important because I want my first build to be something that I can learn to fly without worrying too much about breaking it, plus leave room for future upgrades.

Frame: Space One FPV - Formula 220X Racer
(I am super stoked about this frame, good durability typically runs @ $100.00, but found it on sale at $28.00. This was gifted it to me for this build.)

• 4.5 mm Formula One 220 Quasi-Isotropic Carbon Fiber Unibody Frame
• 2 mm Top plate
• White G10 FPV Plate
• 6x Standoffs
• 2 x Carbon Fiber Camera mount plate
• 12 x Stainless Steel Screws
• High quality rubberized Velcro strap
• Landing Pads

Flight Controller: F4 Advanced Flight Controller - (MPU6000, STM32F405)
(This is a great flight controller at a great price $ 26.99. This was also gifted for this build.)

• Weight: 5g
• 36mm x 36mm (standard 30.5mm between mounting holes)
• Support raceflight and betaflight firmware, default is BF.
• Use MPU6000 accelerometers and gyroscopes
• Gyro and MCU have 3.3V independent power supply
• Support LED strip and blackbox
• Has outputs for up to 6 motors (ESCs)
• Three available hardware UART ports
• Built in inverter for SBUS input
•...Continue Reading
Posted by charles hidalgo | Today @ 02:00 PM | 162 Views
Hyperlite floss V2 5" frame
Hyperlite 2307-2722 motors
HobbyWing XROTOR Flight Control System F4
XRotor Micro 40A 4in1 BLHeli-S DShot600
Runcam micro swift
DYS vtx
HQ 5x4.3x3 Props
Spektrum autobind race rx
Posted by 1terri.hayner | Today @ 01:47 PM | 165 Views
I tried the progressive.com process. It did not list any vehicles. Should I try the name different ways as well as address? Anyone know a fast way to see how many titles are in one persons name?

Posted by Slayer6307 | Today @ 12:28 PM | 206 Views
I have just got a eachine aurora 90 flysky hooked it up everything was great set up flight modes and so on . All I did was change it to motor spin on arming and hit save and reboot that's where everything went wrong. Everything works osd camera receiver is bond but I get no input from transmitter. Unfortunately I had not save the dump yet I found one on here tried it and the same problem it seemed to be for frsky mine is flysky does that matter , I did make the changes for it to flysky receiver. Any help would be great ....thanks
Posted by aerosurfer | Today @ 10:40 AM | 259 Views
Now only USD110 @ BG because of the anniversary. And yes of course it's an advertisement but the prize is so low you seriously have to buy it!

WORLD RECORD! WORLDS FASTEST MICRO DRONE $126- Eachine Lizard95 review (14 min 34 sec)

Posted by TPfingston | Today @ 10:01 AM | 303 Views
Apparently, I still can't get finished with any of my existing projects so I have again resorted to an (ugh) ARF. While not fond of ARF's, I have liked the flyability (is that a word) of the Ugly Stik line of models. I have owned several over the years including Little Stiks, Middle Stiks, 40 sized, 60 sized and several scratch built from kit plans and some from plans that I drew up. Its just a good flying airplane.

So I decided to try the Great Planes ElectoStik, and a quick order to Tower Hobbies and a 2 day wait and I had one in my hands. I bought the ARF airframe only. I still prefer to provide my own 'innards'.

My Stik is as follows:

Heads Up RC Power 15 motor
FMS 50 Amp ESC
Turnigy 3.6 Amp 3s battery
Hitec Aurora 9 transmitter
Hitec Optima 7 receiver
4 Emax 3103 17 gram servos
11 x 5.5 APC prop
AUW is 3.7 lbs

I had to buy the motor and the servos, everything else I already had on hand. I could have gone with servos on hand but I only had 9 gram servos and I figured something a little bigger would be appropriate., The Emax 17 gram servos are a perfect fit in the precut servo mounting holes. I did not have a 15 sized motor. Everything I had was either too small or too big.

I was concerned about the motor since Tower was recommending a 25 sized motor but according to their weight specs the Power 15 would provide at least 100 watts or more per pound so I thought that I would try it. I have not tested the power setup but Heads Up rates their...Continue Reading
Posted by Pacem_Lumine | Today @ 09:12 AM | 315 Views
I was shocked to open the carton I received from DJI and find evidence of Incompetence.

If you want the meat directly just skip to #1.
So, rewind to the beginning but I'll keep it short. I sent a Phantom 3 Professional to DJI for some repairs and once it was all done they sent it back. The pictures show how I received it. Note that this was a gimbal replacement or repair, and that it is sometimes the only option because they are not so freely supplying replacement gimbals for this model, have never supplied parts, and have been making an effort to clap back all such repairs to their service center. OK Fine, the cost is reasonable but "throwing it in a box and sending it home" is bad practice. Imagine trying to jump through the hoops on this, and the additional month of waiting for the fix and repair. Yes it was sent in on 7-19 and it is now 8-17 when received back. Some of this time is definitely shipping but it is still a long time without the aircraft, for no reason at all, if it has to be done over.

1.) Incompetent packing. There isn't enough wadded-up paper in there to keep the unit's transport case in one spot. This means that every time UPS throws, drops, kicks or otherwise abuses the outer carton, the transport case flies around inside the large outer carton. Gravity being what it is, it's equivalent to repeatedly dropping the transport case on any random side.

2.) The dingbats put the transport case into the carton upside down. I guess it is...Continue Reading
Posted by eye4wings | Today @ 08:22 AM | 344 Views
Anyone trying to visit the Traplet shop on line recently will have been met with a message that THE SHOP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

This is to confirm that Traplet are in liquidation - but the good news (for some) is that their range of plans and parts have been taken over by Sarik Hobbies (who used to produce the plastic moulded parts for Traplet). Here is their announcement:


At the moment I don't know if they are going to keep Traplet's numbering system or come up with one of their own.
As information becomes available I plan to update earlier blog entries accordingly.


EDIT: A prompt reply from Kevin Crozier who is now working for Sarik Hobbies confims that for the time being the MW plan reference numbers will remain in use so all previous information remains the same except that plan purchasers will deal with Sarik in stead of Traplet.

Posted by Chandler Bing | Today @ 07:38 AM | 365 Views
hello,my friends
yesterday we record this video to test Gimbal Effect about Obtain.
it's not official,how do you think of it?

recording video by Obtain (3 min 1 sec)

Posted by k4zep | Today @ 07:17 AM | 401 Views
Now folks, this is written off the cuff, sort of meandering and sharing the thoughts of an ol Fart glider guider, so go easy on me. As time permits, I'm going to explore stabilization, in gliders. More specifically, the electric glider. You must realize that as the rules now stand, not much of what I will discuss below will be usable at contest, but remember I fly my gliders 95% of the time for fun, Contest are just for fun now. Having flown gliders since 1967, Varios for 40+ years, stabilization of some form for 30 years, I am a true blue glider fanatic, a elctronics Tec for too many years, now retired,

I, now at the age of 74 find that augmentation of stability, especially in the pitch and roll axis PLUS return to home when I get beyond my "old" eyesight is helpful to keeping me in the air down the line. I realize this is not for the purest glider fanatic, but it is a tool that does enhance many of the older gliders with shorter tail moments. (It also enhances ANY glider, if the pilot doesn't mind a bit of help now and then).

First, when flying for fun, what would we like a electric glider to do in the real world. Lets see:

1. Launch easy.
2. Fly well, have no bad habits.
3. Thermal Well.
4. Land well.

Now this is a simplification. Lets look at "Launch easy". What does this mean? I guess we would like it to climb at a nice rate of climb, steady, keep it's wings level, track over the top, and transition in to level flight...Continue Reading
Posted by Zenoaheli | Today @ 07:08 AM | 387 Views
Heres my airwolf at our local field. It has 2 edf fans for more push.
Posted by wizzard363 | Today @ 03:46 AM | 490 Views
Not the dearest model out there but at just over $2K for air frame and electrics I want to get things right.
Started withe the rudder servo just to get a feel of how things will go on this build .
The Pulsar is a very well built air frame and the quality of the electrics installation should reflect that .
I made the control rod to the exact length and used ply from a spare servo frame to make the servo mount .
Used the horns that were supplied with the kit .
Very happy with the hardware package that was supplied with this model .
Posted by Hawksky Motor | Today @ 03:26 AM | 491 Views
N52SH Curved magnets
Japan 0.15mm silicone steel sheet, Japan NMB bearing,
Durable motor with best materials. 7.7g
The material can change depend on your requirment,also if you give us design we can make for you too. your logo ,your color.(300PCS)
Any more questions please feel free to contact Sara.
skype:UAVmotor email: sales.hawksky@gmail.com whatapp/mobile;+86-13647439909
Posted by Gimbal Guy | Today @ 02:26 AM | 518 Views
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Posted by K3VDOG77 | Today @ 12:59 AM | 559 Views
Hey guys I'm new to the multirotor world. I have 2 naze32 boards. One, which is a 6d, took the firmware no problem. The other ,10dof, will not connect. Ive shorted the bootloader pads, updated drivers, but still getting failed to open serial port. Is it possible that the problem lies in the board? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Posted by TINGW | Yesterday @ 10:12 PM | 636 Views
Welcome to the hobby shop: Bonroy
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