Posted by MADRCER | Today @ 08:33 PM | 34 Views
Miss Geico 36 "Haulin' the mail" @ 97.5mph ALL STOCK with dasboata props! Fought the wind all day and still not ideal conditions and only got 97.5mph. No BIG motors needed here Brothers.....Lol! Thanks to Chris Hoffmann for the AWESOME set of props!

Miss Geico 36 "Haulin' the mail" @ 97.5mph (6 min 6 sec)

Posted by peafittyone | Today @ 06:44 PM | 55 Views
I built this bird from a short kit. Thought a video might be an efficient way to document the build. Let me know if you have questions.
Travel Air Mystery Ship (4 min 4 sec)

Posted by l shems | Today @ 04:25 PM | 83 Views
Introduction
In the F3K model glider competition, there is one task that asks for a specific timing strategy. It is called 1, 2, 3 and 4 minutes in any order. This document describes the task, and the specific decisions that need to be taken by the pilot, and tries to formulate the optimisation strategy.
However, currently, it is not clear if there is an ‘easy’ general strategy for a pilot that he can use to support the decisions to optimise his possible score.

Description of an F3K glider plane and it’s useage.
An F3K glider plane is maximum 1.5 meters of span, and weighs between 200 and 500 gram, depending on type and ballast load chosen. The pilot can launch his glider with a discuss launch technique to about 50-80 meters high, sufficient to fly about 1 to 2 minutes without thermal activity in the surrounding air. When finding favourable thermal activity, the pilot can use his remote control to control the plane, optimise the flight path, and stay aloft for an extended period of time. If the pilot desires so, he can also land the plane to end the current flight and make a restart. A landing and restart will take about 2 seconds for a trained pilot, up to 10 seconds.

Description of the F3K competition task “1, 2, 3 & 4 minutes, in any order”.
In this task, the pilot gets 10 minutes to make his flights. He has to try and fly as long as possible on each flight, but no longer than the target time. The score of a flight is the actual flight...Continue Reading
Posted by Justgetit | Today @ 04:04 PM | 78 Views
Brand:DJI
Disclaimer:Parts are new, disassembled from a new unit.
Posted by corsair2014 | Today @ 02:25 PM | 117 Views
I present to you, the B-Wing...

This is my 1st design in my "get back into FPV" project series. It's called the "B-Wing" because it's designed to be a [B]asher wing, meaning it is cheap and fast to build so I can focus on hitting various tree gaps and improving my FPV skills. Also, because it's not designed to have the highest performance but rather be quick and cheap to build with adequate performance for it's intended use (i.e. it isn't an "A" level perform but a "B" level). This wing will utilize my 3d printed Caddx Turtle v2 swappable FPV pod so I can move it between various planes as I test different designs. This wing has a KFm-4 airfoil, and I plan to make a version 2 with a KFm-2 airfoil for comparison.

So, turns out I am really distracted and accidentally glued the two wing steps together, making a KFm-2 instead of a KFm-4

Anyways, with the plane built up it was time to go test! To keep this post short and sweet, I will summarize the maiden results

1) It flies... technically. But it doesn't fly well
2) Alot of 'bobbing' and flutter in the wing under loading (i.e. pull-up, turns, etc)
3) Tested various CG positions, found that the plane was close to spot-on or maybe a bit nose heavy for this airfoil

So feeling a bit disappointed but curious as to what was causing this 'bobbing' action, I went home to do some research and change a few things.


Recap video: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1ZgTM_n9iL/

Side note: you can follow my Instagram to see my flight log videos (in my stories collections) for all my designs: https://www.instagram.com/highlydistracted/
Posted by Bill M - RC | Today @ 01:30 PM | 114 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Caddx Tarsier review Video & Photo mode. This is what happens if you select Video & Photo mode in the Caddx app settings menu. It will record video and also take a photo every 2 seconds.

Get this Caddx Tarsier 4K 30fps 1200TVL Dual Lens Super WDR WiFi Mini FPV Camera HD Recording DVR Dual Audio OSD for RC Racing Drone here: http://bit.ly/2ZU8c8u

Caddx Tarsier review - 4K Video & Photo mode (7 min 6 sec)

Posted by Merch | Today @ 12:57 PM | 196 Views
Eachine D-moni5 5.8Ghz 72CH 5 Inch 800*480 16:9 Mini FPV Monitor DVR Built-in Battery



Incoming for review any day soon.








Eachine D-moni5 5.8Ghz 72CH 5 Inch 800*480 16:9 Mini FPV Monitor DVR Built-in Battery for RC Drone FPV Racing Drone Car

FEATURES
800*480 display resolution
With memory function, can save the setting when power off.
5 inch small size,easy carry, can be mount on remote controller or used as car monitor.
Single receiver with 72 channels, has covered most frequencies in 5.8Ghz bands
Support DVR function, HD recording resolution at HD(1280*720),D1(704X576),VGA(640X480)
Support video input
Support DC12V external power input
Built-in 7.4v/650MAH battery

SPECIFICATION
Model : 5.8GHz 5 Inch Screen
Channel 72CH
Frequency : 5325-5945Mhz
Recieve Sensitivity : -90DBM
Screen : 5 inch
Type : 16:9 wide
Brightness : 500cd
Resolution : 800 x480
Format : PAL/NTSC
Support SD : up to 32Gb(not included)
Video Compressed Format : MPEG-4
Record Video Resolution : HD(1280*720),D1(704X576),VGA(640X480)
Battery : built in 7.4v/650MAH
Working Voltage : DC12V 300mA
Power Consumption : ≤8.64W
Working Temp. : -10℃ to +65℃

OPERATION
Recording Mode :
C3: start/stop recording
C1 : long press 2 seconds into playback mode
C2 : confirm the playback of files.

Menu Mode :
Long press C2 button 2 seconds into menu;
Then long press C2 button 2 seconds into sub-menu;
Short press C2 1 second to confirm the option;
Short press C1 C3 to select the menu option;
Long press C1 2 seconds to exit sub-menu.


72CH 5.8GHZ FREQUENCY
{5865,5845,5825,5805,5785,5765,5745,5725},//Band A
{5733,5725,5771,5790,5809,5828,5847,5866},//Band B
{5705,5685,5665,5645,5885,5905,5925,5945},//Band E
{5740,5760,5780,5800,5820,5840,5860,5880},//Band F
{5658,5695,5732,5769,5806,5843,5880,5917},//Band R
{5325,5348,5366,5384,5402,5420,5438,5456},//Band U
{5474,5492,5510,5528,5546,5564,5582,5600},//Band O
{5333,5373,5413,5453,5493,5533,5573,5613},//Band L
{5653,5693,5733,5773,5813,5853,5893,5933},//Band H


PACKAGE INCLUDED
1 x Eachine D-moni5 5.8Ghz 72CH 5 Inch 800*480 16:9 Small FPV Monitor for RC Drone FPV Racing Drone Car
1 x Sunshade Hood
1 x Mount
1 x Video Cable
1 x Charger
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 07:14 AM | 204 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9O6dfZSU0c

This item is courtesy of Banggood.
I thought this Tiny Wing would make for an excellent Micro FPV Wing ;-)
It has several flight modes; 6-axis, 3-axis, and manual.
It's made from EPP Foam which should make it extremely durable ;-)

Well, the wind on the ground was 3-5mph and a bit stronger 20-30 feet up but it's not going to get any better!
Time to perform a Full Manual Flight of this Tiny Wing ;-)

Get one today from Banggood!

Here is a link to the Micro AIO FPV Camera:

TurboWing 5.8G 48CH 25mw 700TVL 1/4 CMOS Wide Angle FPV Camera Support OSD NTSC/PAL Switchable

https://www.banggood.com/48CH-25mw-T...47791920140372

Here is a link to the SBEC (Switching Voltage Regulator):

Pololu 3.3V, 300mA Step-Down Voltage Regulator D24V3F3
https://www.pololu.com/product/2097

Here is a link to this Cool Micro Wing:

KINGKONG/LDARC TINY WING 450mm Wingspan EPP FPV PNP With Flight Control
https://www.banggood.com/KINGKONGLDA...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Micro SBUS DSM2/DSMX Receiver I used:
(Note: I changed the connector on the Flight Controller & Receiver to a Servo Connector)

MOY DS801 DSMX DSM2 Mini Compatible Receiver with SBUS PPM Output
https://www.banggood.com/MOY-DS801-D...47791920140372

Here are links to some LIPOs that should work as I could not find the LIPO I used:
(Note: This is based on the stated Spec/Dimensions/Weight of the LIPOs, I do not have these so I cannot confirm this is accurate)

Gaoneng GNB 7.4V 450mAh 2S 80C/160C Lipo Battery JST Plug
https://www.banggood.com/Gaoneng-GNB...47791920140372

URUAV 7.4V 450mAh 80/160C 2S Lipo Battery JST Plug for RC Drone
https://www.banggood.com/URUAV-7_4V-...47791920140372

KINGKONG/LDARC FLY EGG V2 100 RC FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 7.4V 450mAh 80C Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/KINGKONG-LD...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by montis | Today @ 04:54 AM | 243 Views
Eachine probably has the largest range of various FPV video transmitters. Ranging from nano sized Eachine Nano VTX to long range Eachine TX806. One of the most popular VTX is Eachine TX805 (Read the review of Eachine TX805 VTX here ). It is stack mountable VTX with high power output. Recently Eachine released the newer version of TX805S with even more power output - up to 1600mW!

Eachine TX805S specifications:
Input voltage: 7V to 24V
5V camera supply: 220mA(MAX)[email protected](Type)
5V camera supply: 470mA(MAX)[email protected](Type)
5V camera supply: 550mA(MAX)[email protected](Type)
5V camera supply: 830mA(MAX)[email protected](Type)
Extra features: Smart audio
Power supply: 5V output for Camera
Output power: 25mW/500mW/1000mW/1600mW switchable
Antenna connector: MMCX
Cable connector: Solder pads
Dimensions: 36mm*22mm*5mm,30.5 stackable hole
Weight: 11.3g (excluding antenna)

Features:
* Support 0.01mw Parameter-adjusting Mode.
* 25mW, 500mW, 1000mW and 1600mW power switchable.
* One button frequency and power setup.
* OSD configuration using smart audio.
* Onboard mic.

Inside the box there is only the TX805S itself, MMCX to SMA pigtail, MMCX linear antenna and the instructions leaflet.



There is a large heatsink on the top PCB side. We can expect it heating up greatly as it needs additional heatsink.



Closer view of the back side of the PCB.

...Continue Reading
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Today @ 03:47 AM | 300 Views
Why? Because it is too cool not to share. It is my pride and joy engine now fitted with a McDaniel 474 glow driver system.

OS FF-320 Pegasus Cool Power MV 15% 4 Stroke run (4 min 10 sec)

Posted by Late99 | Today @ 02:20 AM | 322 Views
We made a weekend trip from Finland to Wings over Europe event in the north France to visit a bit bigger venue than our local events. Also wanted to see Jase Dussia flying live. No personal flying though, as we flew to Brussels and just took car rental to get to the Maubeuge airfield and couldn't carry any planes with us.

We arrived Friday evening just to catch some of the last demos and spent Saturday on the site. On Saturday the weather was rainy, but I think that helped Aerobertics sales as people kept drooling at the display planes and fortunately the weather allowed key demos to be flown.

I took plenty of pictures on site, please go see the full gallery!

The event had to be the biggest concentration of Extreme Flight planes in Europe at the time!
Posted by Martin Zhuang | Yesterday @ 10:38 PM | 340 Views
HGLRC FD VTX Micro 16X16mm 400mW

Item Name: FD VTX Micro
Output Power: PIT/25mW/100mW/200mW/400mW Switchable
Control Mode:BF OSD Control(RX)/Button
Input Voltage: DC 5V
Output Characteristic:
PIT---------0dBm------70mA
25mW-----14dBm-----150mA
100mW----20dBm-----210mA
200mW----23dBm-----280mA
400mW----26dBm-----360mA
Installing Hole: 16x16mm, M2
Size: 20x20mm
Antenna: IPEX
Weight: 1.5g

Get yours here: https://bit.ly/2KL3dSS
Posted by RADIOLINKRC | Yesterday @ 09:52 PM | 353 Views
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Posted by CarreraGTSCS | Yesterday @ 06:30 PM | 637 Views
I was at Bethel over the weekend with my flying buddies at the Golden Age Air Museum Air Show and RC Meet and saw a plane that I'd been quietly lusting after for a couple of years after seeing it for sale at the CPAA Lebanon Swap Meet. Well there it was over by Zeke's Park Scale Models booth. Met the owner, Dave, very nice guy and we talked about the story behind the model (I'll tell that one in the rebuild thread. Great story!!) and negotiated for a little while. We eventually came to a number that made us both happy and I was the proud new owner of a Duncan Hutson DeHavilland Tiger Moth in 1/4 scale all done up in fabric and painted in a beautiful and striking red and cream . Very well detailed and not at all heavy. Tacon Bigfoot 110, Castle Phoenix Edge 100, Hitec HS-5665 MH servos. It's a nice 8s set up. I swapped out the 20x8-14 prop for a more efficient APC 18x10 electric prop and put in two 4s 5000mah lipos in series. Made a bit over 1700 watts. AUW was right around 17 lbs. Took my time assembling it at the field and did my usual preflight checks (I will be adding a few things to the checklist going forward!) and taxied the Tiggie out to the far end of the field. Taxis very nicely and tracks well. I released back pressure on the elevator too soon and the first take off attempt ended after a few feet in a slow nose over. I walked out to her and set her back down and gave her a once over. Looked ok. I decided to stand behind her and take of from where I was since I was...Continue Reading
Posted by LemonC | Yesterday @ 04:35 PM | 872 Views
My new youtube buddy Josue FPV has been helping me get my tune a little better, still needs work as do my Juicy skills, but anywho more digital garbage for looking upon...

Quick AM Flight (2 min 56 sec)


Running a TBS Source 1 v2 with v3 arms (they're holding up quite well i guess).

2306 2450 iflight motors, heavy ass quad 705g (has a hero 7 on it w nd4 filter), hq 5x4.3x3 props.
Posted by Xemulxe | Yesterday @ 04:07 PM | 854 Views
I completed the anchor winch. I had to bother a little with the clutch, because the depth on the river is up to 6-8 meters, and while you drop anchor with a gearbox, you can swim to China.

ps Captain Rickson accepted the job

Anchor winch with clutch for rc fishing boat "River spirit" (2 min 17 sec)