Posted by yours truly | Today @ 09:26 PM | 1 Views
First upgrades on my new 130s
Posted by Chasemiller.01 | Today @ 09:08 PM | 5 Views
Hello! I am having a problem.. I just recently naught a qav105. I'm new to drones. And I have a taranis qx7 transmitter and a frsky rxsr reciver. I have bind the two. I cant seem to arm it or get the motors to help
Posted by rinoki71 | Today @ 08:28 PM | 25 Views
The JJRC H68 Bellwether is a really nice flying drone with an excellent 18 min flight time. Here's my review of it.

JJRC H68 "Bellwether" Drone Review, 18 mins flight time!! (21 min 1 sec)

Posted by lawrence4 | Today @ 08:09 PM | 30 Views
Just for fun with Vertigo.
New Planes this year,
Old battery for nine years.
The fun still be the same.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 06:35 PM | 61 Views
RC Tip #4 - Standardize Your Battery Connectors

RC Tip #4 - Standardize Your Battery Connectors (5 min 33 sec)


Since there is much confusion regarding the various types of battery and power connectors in the RC Hobby especially for someone new to the hobby. I have standardized my battery, power, and vehicle connectors based on Amp draw from those vehicles.

This is just a guideline as only you know what works best for you.

My rule of thumb, using XT30, XT60, and JST Connectors is as follows:

Pulling less than 10 amps: JST Connectors
Pulling between 10amps and 30amps: XT30 Connectors
Pulling more than 30amps, no more than 60amps: XT60 Connectors

I currently do not have anything pulling more than 60 amps so I have been able to standardize on those three connectors.

I convert all my battery and power connectors accordingly.

I hope this tip helps in this area.

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

Happy Flying!
Posted by RustyUs | Today @ 06:07 PM | 59 Views
Back in the beginning of 2017, Team Associated was getting ready to put out something that I did not see coming...The Team Associated RC10T4.3 Qualifier Series Ready-To-Run stadium truck. After seeing the red, white, and blue body, I knew I had to have one!

Well, I became a parts hoarder because of chop shops putting items up for bid on eBay. I had so many spare parts, I was able to build my version of a Factory Team SC10.3, and a T4.3. I wanted to take a step backwards for a moment, and decided to go with a brushed motor setup on my T4.3 build. Needless to say, I didn't like the motors that I tried. They got super hot! No matter what I did, I could not find a sweet spot for gearing any length of time. The 2017 season had it's ups and downs.

In June 2018, a brushless motor finally made it's way onto the truck's motor mount. The no-name motor is a finned 540, but it is a pretty potent little can. The motor being only 3100kv, it's just about perfect for my needs.

I love everything about the "4" series platforms from Associated. Being able to share a lot of parts between buggy, stadium trucks, and short course trucks means a lot to me, and why I'll be keeping mine around for a long time coming.
Posted by jetpilotrich | Today @ 03:16 PM | 106 Views
Come to Nall in The Fall..... heres the video! Hope to C U There!
Joe Nall in the Fall 2018 Pre-Event Promo video By: RCINFORMER (5 min 1 sec)

Posted by Micubano | Today @ 02:43 PM | 150 Views
At NEAT Fair he picked up a Hobby King Arctic Cat Kit and Bonsai II PNF Wing plus a RC Cores 22" Mini Yak. He also got an E-Flite PT-17 1.1. Plus we are almost done building an RA Cores Spitfire that I bought a few years ago and pretty much forgot about. He put Fortnite guns on the wings already, so that is his too. I'd rather have him keep getting planes to fly and doing Fortnite themes that playing Fortnite . That's not a bad haul for a kid who just turned 13.
Posted by T3chDad | Today @ 12:39 PM | 191 Views
9th flight of my first turbine. I hope you enjoy!

T-1 Mini Turbine Jet - Flight #9 (4 min 31 sec)

Posted by Keith Kindrick | Today @ 11:01 AM | 211 Views
I have been working with a few of the Horizon team guys to clarify how to properly set up the Telemetry feature in your Spektrum transmitter and how to use the telemetry receiver ports. This series of instructions might help you get it right the first time.

* For the Receiver voltage to be read plug in the receiver battery (harness with switch or magnetic switch connected to the receiver battery) into the Battery or Bind/Data slot.
* For the Flight Pack Power voltage to be read connect the supplied extension between the battery and the speed control power leads; then install the JST connector into the port for FLT PK Volt.
* For the Temperature telemetry to be read you will need to install the Temperature harness JST connector into the port for TEMP.


In the Transmitter:
  • Access the telemetry menu
  • In each of the telemetry positions 1 9 select the EMPTY option
  • Position 10 will always be RX Volt
  • Keep the transmitter powered on
  • Turn on the Receiver power
  • In the Telemetry menu of the transmitter select the Auto Configuration function and wait for it to connect to the receiver and configure the Telemetry Menu
  • Select the values that you would like to use for the Receiver voltage limits and alarms menu

That is all you need to do to make Telemetry work
Posted by cuavlindy | Today @ 03:17 AM | 589 Views
CUAV NEW wireless 4G LTE-LINK data transmission and digital Video link for RC FPV drone parts Industrial communication system

New CUAV LTE-LINK breaks through the traditional transmission method, which utilizes the advanced 4G LTE network (public or private network) to integrate data and video streams for unlimited distance transmission.

4G-LTE LINK (1 min 26 sec)



more details check here :

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...37e9189alscL04
Posted by cuavlindy | Today @ 03:08 AM | 598 Views
CUAV NEW Pixhack V5 autopilot for FPV RC Drone Quadcopter Helicopter flight simulator

V5 AutoPilot is an advanced autopilot designed and made in CUAV . The board is is based on the FMUv5 open hardware design. It is fully compatible with both PX4 and ArduPilot firmware. intended primarily for academic and commercial develop.

V5 AutoPilot (2 min 2 sec)


more detail check here:

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...7699189aO4X06N
Posted by Ampowcom | Yesterday @ 10:04 PM | 86 Views
Do you have a RC car? Racing event or free running is the most fun and rewarding. RC Car Jumps will be stimulating and creative for hobbyist, therefor, I make this RC Car Videos collection on here, hope you can like it and help me share it out or leave your comments on here, that's welcome.

RC Car Jumps Videos Collection 2018 (0 min 40 sec)


Click here to view more: Link here
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Yesterday @ 09:49 PM | 757 Views
I had an interesting conversation recently with one of the senior people at HobbyCool who seems to have some insight into the Chinese drone racing we don't hear a lot about. RCInpower seem to be well regarded in the circles there but all I've seen of them so far is on a few random bind and fly models. One of their models has just reviewed really well on miniquad testbench and now I see Hobbycool have chosen them over Brother Hobby for their new bind and fly models.

At any rate they are selling the 2305 on their own in 2500kV and 1800kV and a are running a promo where you can get a free Comet race frame if you buy 4 motors for $74. I've put this on my page here if you want more details

I've ordered the Comet bind and fly kit which includes the new 2305 motors to give it a go following my review on the Hawk 5 and HGLRC Batman220 which I think will be it's key competition. $180 seems like pretty good value considering the airbot electronics that is rated for 6s.

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Posted by jimharley909 | Yesterday @ 09:37 PM | 785 Views
Back in 2003 I met a WWII B-17 veteran from Dallas. He was the quintessential 6'1" lanky Texan. When I asked him what he did I sure didnt expect him to say he was a Ball Turret Gunner. He had a photo of himself taken on the ground sitting in the turret much like the USAAF posed photos. At the time I wouldn't have believed anyone that was over 5'5" could fit in there.

BTurret by jim harley, on Flickr

I was going through some photos in an attempt organize 15 years worth of shutterbugging and I came across my ball turret pictures. I immediately thought of the Texan and the new respect I gained for that position and the inspiration he gave us as a crew. Traditionally, when we finished our tour stops in Texas, we had a couple long cross countries into New Mexico or Arizona. I talked with our crew chief at the time about getting in to the B-17 ball turret and he was game. We tested it on the ground and it was still in great shape, although the electrics were not hooked up...despite what Andy Rooney, says the Ball Turrets are electric. The hand cranks operated the turret smoothly so we agreed to take turns. I was first to go...we cranked the guns straight down and opened the hatch, I'll say right now, looking down in to that turret was one of the most intimidating views I have ever seen. The Texas landscape scrolling by through the round armored glass was spectacular. I stepped in to the turret, which has a vibration independent from the airframe...and...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 09:08 PM | 761 Views
DustOff Flight #1 - Converted RC Chuck Glider

DustOff Flight #1 - Converted RC Chuck Glider (5 min 28 sec)


When one of our aircraft collects to much dust it's time to take it out for a flight and blow the dust off ;-)
In this flight we're dusting off our Converted Chuck Glider which is now a very fast, very acrobatic, Pusher RC Glider.
I don't think I've flown this Glider in 3 weeks.

Links to all the Parts and Components we used for this conversion are listed below.

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

Happy Flying!

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

JJRC 7.4V 450MAH 35C Lipo Battery JST Plug For Emax Babyhawk FPV Racer
https://www.banggood.com/JJRC-7_4V-4...47791920140372

HobbyKing HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

WL Toys K989 1:28 Scale Rally Car - 7.4v 400mAh LiPo Battery K989-60
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/7-4v-400...&_asc=50105246

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 08:43 PM | 783 Views
My alarm had just gone off and I was thinking about getting out of bed .. ( I was thinking about it )
The doorbell rang , so now there was no choice ...

Only the delivery drivers calls in so early in the morning and I was wondering which glider was being delivered
A rather large box was waiting for me ..
I kind off figured it was the Spectre ... http://thebuildrc.com/rc-aircraft/gl....html?___SID=U

Thebuildrc was selling the DLG on Ebay and it was an auction sale ..
With no one bidding I put in a minimum bid and won ...
So I got the Spectre for a reasonable sum of money ..

Purchase was made on the 14th and on the morning of the 20th the doorbell rang ..
I think that's a fair effort ..

The Spectre was really well packaged :
The brown box was wrapped in foam sheet ( I might want to use that for something )
Inside the box everything was carefully bubble wrapped ..
All the goodies look to be in perfect condition ..

Now in the past people have been harshing on the Ailerons , I can't see a issue .. ( Fixed ? )
I have servos , I have receivers , UBEC's and batteries ...
No idea how long it will take me to get in the air ( could be months - I hope not )

So why did I buy this DLG ?
A) Price
B) Availability - I don'y know ? Is there a DLG shortage ? I just want a PARK flyer not a competition bird for $3500
C) Apparently the Spectre can push through a stiff breeze ( Wind ) , this year and last have been very / very windy ...
D) It's ARF ( Assembly Needed )

BNF would have been better or plug and play .. Unfortunately aside from the UMX Whipit , there is nothing practical to buy ( Oz )
Yes , I will definitely give DIY a go ( Mini / Micro DLG )
Posted by DBSkyout | Yesterday @ 07:27 PM | 804 Views
Put together a little video of the highlights from the 2 day.

2018 F3K Cascadia (7 min 4 sec)

Posted by mlilasic | Yesterday @ 06:26 PM | 839 Views
Review (ip) of Eachine Tyro99 - 99$ DIY KIT - 210mm DIY Version FPV Racing RC Drone F4 OSD 30A BLHeli_S 40CH 600mW VTX 700TVL Cam


Its not often that quads come in a DIY kit. This is great hobby and especially part in which you build yourself an quad and on maiden it flies. Its awesome feeling to create something that flies and everybody should try building they own quads at some point.
This is a great opportunity because this kit costs 99$
Its unbelievable price. If you would only by parts by yourself it would certainly cost more.


Eachine Tyro99 unboxing - 210mm DIY FPV Racing RC Drone F4 OSD 30A BLHeli_S 40CH 600mW VTX 700TVL (12 min 6 sec)



Specifications:

210mm Frame Kit
Wheel base: 210mm
Frame arm thickness: 5mm
Bottom plate thickness: 2mm
Side plate thickness: 2mm
Frame kit material: 3K carbon fiber & 6065 aluminium


2206 2150KV Brushless Motor
Motor KV: 2150RPM/V
Idle current (Io/10V): 1.26A
Lipo cell: 3-5S
Weight: 31g
Max continuous current: 31A
Max continuous power: 496W
Max thrust: 1050g (4S/5")
Configuration: 12N/14P
Motor resistance (RM): 0.0572 Ω
Stator diameter: 22mm
Stator thickness: 6mm
Motor diameter: 27.7mm
Motor body length: 19.2mm
Overall shaft length: 34.2mm
Prop adapter shaft: M5
Bolt holes spacing: 16mm
Bolt thread: M3
Propeller: 5-6 inch


4 IN 1 30A BLHeli_S ESC
Continuous current: 30A
Peak Current: 40A(10S)
Input voltage: 2-5S
BEC: 5V 2A BEC
Main control chip: 48Mhz EFM8BB2
Firmware: BLHeli_S supports Dshot600
MOS:...Continue Reading