Posted by Flying Saucer RC | Today @ 12:45 PM | 13 Views
I have recently started a new build project and I thought I would post a bit about it on this forum as my first thread. It is Greg Thompson's "Bambina", which was a free plane from RCM&E volume 60, January 2017. The air-plane is a small sport areobat/trainer and it looked like a bit of fun as my first real rc balsa build (I have previously only done free-flight guillows kits).
Posted by QuadraticYT | Today @ 12:43 PM | 10 Views
This is a new 95mm Micro from Eachine, and I really think it's a good piece of kit. It's the easiest quad I've ever set up, so everyone will love how quickly you can get this in the air. You can find it here for £100.

So here is all the kit in the box, including spare props and tools, and some spare elastic bands for holding the camera in place. There is no Micro USB connection on the FC, however we can connect to BetaFlight using a USB to JST-XH which is provided.

This is stupidly easy to set up, and actually comes with a booklet showing how to set it up for any transmitter, from binding all the way to OSD set up (which is so easy in BetaFlight). Even the channel maps were pre-set when I first bound my transmitter, so this is really user friendly.

The motors do pack a punch, and I would probably say are too fast for flying indoors. They're 1104, so could maybe push a 4S, but I'll have to try that out. It does scream on the provided 3S though. Here are the specs:

Weight: 66g
FC: Betaflight F3 Flight controller built-in OSD
Motors: Eachine 1104 KV6000 brushless motor
Props: 50mm 5-blade
Camera: 600TVL HD CMOS 1/4inch
VTX: 5.8GHz 25MW/100MW Switchable 48CH NTSC/PAL
Battery: 11.1V 550mah 40C XT30
OSD: BetaFlight OSD

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Posted by rotorquest | Today @ 11:25 AM | 84 Views
RotorQuest just stocked up on your favourite micro quads spare parts. Everything from the camera case to the nuts and screws, we have your EMax Babyhawk needs covered. Heres a list of the spare parts now available:

- 2345 tri blade props
- camera shell
- body shell
- camera/vtx
- femto aoi fc
- 6a bullet esc's
- 1104-5250kv motors
- hardware kit
- prop guards
- lipo strap
- babyhawk

Don't be grounded while waiting for spares, stock up now and never stop flying!
Posted by aben71 | Today @ 09:55 AM | 139 Views
Here is a video of my first outdoor flight with the Eachine E011 micro quadcopyter which I have added a CM275T aig 5.ghz fpv camera onto .This is a great little setup,the E011 comes stock with
60,000 rpm motors that give this quad plenty of power to carry the CM275T camera.The CM275T is very leight weight as well about 3.35 grams !This setup makes for some fun fpv "whooping"

Eachine E011 Mini Quadcopter With CM275T Aio FPV Camera FPV Flight (6 min 41 sec)

Posted by test dummy | Today @ 07:26 AM | 244 Views
just purchased a dji phanton3 standard,waiting for it to be delivered..checking all info on apps batteries etc,etc..what shuld i do first apart from opening the box..
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Today @ 05:47 AM | 372 Views
Last week my long awaited Pixhawk 2.1 aka The Cube arrived and I'm going to be doing a review, blog and posting some info on the flight controller, the setup and capabilities especially around the Intel Edison Companion computer.

First lets take a look at the Flight Controller its self.

The Basic Story

The Pixhawk 2.1 grew from the Pixhawk Hardware Project. this project was a group effort by the PX4 and Ardupilot teams, with the support of 3DRobotics.

At the Beginning of 2014, The Ardupilot Community took the lead on the EE of the future Pixhawk 2. the brief was simple... add Vibration isolation, make it code compatible with PH1, and make it simpler to integrate into OEM air frames.

Then came the next requirements..... Smaller, with more pins...

So the project was broken into use cases.

A simple Quad copter with basic Gimbal
A large Octocopter with 3 Axis Gimbal, landing gear and shutter control.
A CANBUS only vehicle.
A large fixed wing with many flight control surfaces, multiple Airspeed sensors
The concept of a modular approach was born. allowing for simple carrier boards that simply served as wiring looms to connect components in a neat and professional manner.
The cube concept was born.

in 2015, the project returned to the community, and gained sponsorship from ProfiCNC.
ProfiCNC has partnered with Hex Technology to bring this product to the community.

The Spec

Comparison to the Pixhawk 1

The Cube Edison Edition

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Posted by BGjim | Today @ 03:46 AM | 431 Views
Hi all,

My email address has been changed to

The old email( will be deleted on 6-17.
Posted by rcheli168 | Today @ 02:16 AM | 458 Views

DJI Spark Drone 2KM FPV with 12MP 2-Axis Mechanical Gimbal Camera QuickShot Gesture Mode Quadcopter

Product Details


Max Ascent Speed 9.8 ft/s (3 m/s) in Sport Mode without wind
Max Descent Speed 9.8 ft/s (3 m/s) in Auto Landing Mode
Max Speed 31 mph (50 kph) in Sport Mode without wind
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level 13,123 feet (4,000 m)
Max Flight Time 16 minutes (no wind at a consistent 12.4 mph (20 kph))
Max Hovering Time 15 minutes (no wind)
Operating Temperature Range 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Satellite Positioning Systems GPS/GLONASS
Hover Accuracy Range Vertical:
+/- 0.1 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-0.5 m
+/- 0.3 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-1.5 m
Transmitter Power (EIRP) 2.4 GHz
FCC: 25 dBm; CE: 18 dBm; SRRC: 18 dBm
5.8 GHz
FCC: 27 dBm; CE: 14 dBm; SRRC: 27 dBm
Operating Frequency 2.400 - 2.483 GHz; 5.725 - 5.825 GHz
Takeoff Weight 300 g
Dimensions 143×143×55 mm
Diagonal Distance (propellers excluded) 170 mm

Obstacle Sensing Range 1-16 ft (0.2 - 5 m)
Operating Environment Surface should be larger than 20x20 cm and enable diffuse reflection, with reflection rate >20% (eg. wall, tree, people)

Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
Effective pixels: 12 MP
Lens FOV 81.9° 25 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.6
(shooting range: 2 m to ∞)
ISO Range Video: 100-3200
Photo: 100-1600
Electronic Shutter Speed 2-1/8000 s
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Posted by CRCJA | Today @ 12:20 AM | 549 Views
The refurbishment has began, this Jet has been sitting around for about 10 years. Rodger (Air Sally) had fixed my wings recently, after they started to collapse, now the rest of the Jet is getting overhauled.
Posted by DismayingObservation | Yesterday @ 08:36 PM | 847 Views
There's nothing quite as frustrating than to have a small, off-brand model which not only doesn't work, it never really worked properly from the start.

Late last year, I posted a blog entry regarding an RC Leading RC-126 hexacopter which arrived partially inoperative for an RCGroups review and eventually, totally inoperative.

Since then, the model has been sitting in its box, making it the only inoperative multirotor in my collection. I concluded that the transmitter is bad - or I'll soon see - since I actually found a parts source at long last! I had to order from overseas, but it's via PayPal and the company seems to have a good online reputation.

I also ordered the decorative propeller caps while I was at it since the poor little model often wound up crashing on its back. If this doesn't work, although I have every reason to believe it will, they also have the flight controller.

So, another resurrected model should soon be flying properly very soon.

Should anyone be interested in learning which outlet I used, please send me a PM since it isn't the same place which sent it in the first place.
Posted by epoxyearl | Yesterday @ 08:23 PM | 919 Views
I received an e-mail concerning the AMA's response to John Taylor's stealing their thunder on the FAA's UAS reversal in court. No surprise there- the AMA spoke legal mumbo jumbo for a few minutes while they floundered for a plausible excuse as to why his victory will be short lived....
That doesn't surprise us either...In the back of my mind lurks the suspicion that the FAA will 'get it right' next round, and both John AND the AMA will regret their actions.
I've been flying on the local farmland, doing my thing as I've always done...The farmer doesn't care if I fly over 45 acres of pasture, and he makes me responsible, if a cow eats a model- it' s MY loss...
It's sad that the Gentleman that owns the farm for the Local Club is seeing a gradual falling off of Fliers and Visitors...That isn't due to anything the FAA and the AMA has done, though.. It's a result of age attrition and the lesser satisfaction of building and flying models in my age group.-Well maybe the dues increase had something to do with several of us not re-enlisting again...
The AMA seems to be in another dimension presently, and it'll take a few years to regain the trust of many who aren't afraid to look critically at them.. I for one won't rejoin the AMA, and although I won't encourage anyone NOT to join, I will ask them to 'look at what they're looking at' with a critical eye.
I won't hand over $75 to a friend that doesn't deserve it, and I certainly won't give any money to an Administration that wastes it.- there's no financial report, and they have no idea how many members they have. Expanding the Muncie Taj Mahal is not in the best interests of the modeling general population, and they should be placing Bricks with our names on them as tokens of Appreciation, rather than asking an outlandish sum for them..
Posted by marblekit | Yesterday @ 05:34 PM | 1,121 Views
Posted by J0972 | Yesterday @ 03:10 PM | 1,173 Views
Hello everyone, I recently started a small side business cutting and printing vinyl graphics . I can do window graphics, signs, banners and AMA numbers. In addition I can do wraps and decals for bodies, transmitters and cases.

Attached are a couple pictures of decals I recently finished.

I can be found @PerformanceVinyl on Facebook or you can click the following link to go directly to my page

Don't forget to hit the "Like" button!

I will be updating it regularly with completed work.
Posted by ldpops | Yesterday @ 01:03 PM | 1,271 Views
Trying to update my 501ss getting nothing but firmware error on quadcopter and on transmitter servo calibration anybody give me any help anybody have any ideas anybody have a clue right now quadcopter that's no good in the transmitter that won't do anything help help help I need big-time help
Posted by ldpops | Yesterday @ 12:55 PM | 1,261 Views
Tried to download and update newest firmware on the 501ss no good just beeps and getting nothing but update error on quadcopter the transmitter says servo calibration does anybody out there have a fix or help an idea something need looking for help right now quadcopter is no good to me at all I can't fly I can't sync I can't bind I can't do nothing with it
Posted by Flyboy222 | Yesterday @ 11:28 AM | 1,313 Views
We live in a tumultuous time. As Isis has released a number of videos using drones for their attacks, the Australia Government has called for a possible ban on sale of drones. There are many concerns out there for individual safety. Many of those attacks include ordinary items such as trucks which brings the question, will such a ban create a safer environment? Should the entire industry be made to suffer when in fact, commericial drones are getting smaller and not really be able to carry weapons?

The Japanese capitalized on balloons during WW 2 as an effort to bomb the United States. There was some damage and civilian casualties. Yet, balloon banishment did not occur. How is this different?
Posted by KatrinaRosen | Yesterday @ 11:07 AM | 1,317 Views
Dutch farmers in Limburg had decided to check their crop for cannabis using drones. Farmers started taking action because cutbacks meant police would no longer continue their so-called helicopter ‘weed flights’. The use of maize fields to grow cannabis ‘for free’ is a popular among criminals. Some farmers’ fields are invaded more than once. One farmer who wanted to remain anonymous for fear of repercussions, told the paper that this year he found cannabis among the sweet corn for the third time. ‘I was harvesting and suddenly I saw cannabis plants everywhere. The drones will be flying in the first week of September when the corn is harvested and will cover five hundred fields.
Posted by Chandler Bing | Yesterday @ 08:20 AM | 1,410 Views
The Dragon Boat Festival, also called Double Fifth Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth moon of the lunar calendar. It is one of the most important Chinese festivals
 The origin of this summer festival centers around a scholarly government official named Qu Yuan. He was a good and respected man, but because of the misdeeds of jealous rivals he eventually fell into disfavor in the emperor's court。
  Unable to regain the respect of the emperor, in his sorrow Qu Yuan threw himself into the Mi Low river. Because of their admiration for Qu Yuan, the local people living adjacent to the Mi Lo River rushed into their boats to search for him while throwing rice into the waters to appease the river dragons。
  Although they were unable to find Qu Yuan, their efforts are still commemorated today during the Dragon Boat Festival。

So every year in this day, people eat Tzung Tzu and host Dragon Boat race in memory of Qu’s death.

Tzung Tzu: Consists of rice dumplings with meat, peanut,egg yolk,or other fillings wrapped in bamboo leaves
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Yesterday @ 05:42 AM | 1,591 Views
Well I have been running glow engines for many years, but never a diesel. Well that has all changed now. I have much to learn regarding this type of power but I think I am getting the learning curve down to a better level. I had a very nice OS 40FP on hand that I had purchased from eBay over a year ago. I decided to try the MECOA diesel head as opposed to the Davis Diesel offerings for cost reasons. After purchasing all of the other items required, I set out to run it for the first time, video #2. I think this beats the hell out of all the damn quad videos in the Blog section. JMO

Video #1 intro
OS 40 FP Diesel Conversion Part 1 (5 min 42 sec)

Video #2 The first run
OS 40 FP Diesel Conversion Part 2 The First Run (8 min 44 sec)
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