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Posted by Oneblueyedog | Yesterday @ 11:15 PM | 117 Views
On a quest for consistent pull through maneuvers I bought a 13 x7 Graupner prop. I'm enjoying inside and outside maneuvers with with good down line speed. Verticals don't pull forever, but I have not taken it vertical to stall. Knife edge takes just a bit of aileron to keep the wings vertical too. It powers through gargantuan inside loops. I've discovered that this plane can do low speed aerobics in tight spaces pretty well.
Posted by Joe Zip | Yesterday @ 11:12 PM | 108 Views
The little camera does a GREAT 720p Video, but that's about all.
It is so small, it is hard to keep still while recording.
Tried several mounting methods and settled on the 'ring'
My servo gimbal w/ slow-down module(s) chattered so . . .
didn't work out like I planned. When using a monitor, the data is on screen (?)!
But just as a Video Recorder it is good. The SQ9 I see is a Ball
so how to mount that I don't know.
Not designed as a Fly-Cam but for$22.00! Pretty cool.
Out on the wing it only took a nickle to counter weight. . .
SQ8 MINI DV - ON SAILPLANE (3 min 18 sec)

Posted by peterswolf | Yesterday @ 10:09 PM | 125 Views
I finally got my hands on an E-flite UMX PT-17... What a great little ultra micro, I can't wait to fly it. It's too bad that it doesn't come with a pilot, but I did have a spare micro pilot laying around from a Flyzone Tiger Moth. So I painted him tonight and should make a good fit for the PT-17, he seems to be quite close to the right scale.
Posted by Joseph525 | Yesterday @ 06:29 PM | 438 Views
Can any please help me out on youtube they just show the door open and close but no details and i cant figure out out to make it could any one please give me sum info thank you very much
Posted by grmis | Yesterday @ 03:52 PM | 534 Views
Here is some project that I have recently started : a video diversity system, *without RSSI*.

This this system monitors and compares the video quality of the composite video signals, and switches to the best one. Of course the idea is not new: see for instance the Oracle diversity or the Eagletree ground-station. But the present one is meant to be DIY.

Compared to the popular RSSI-based systems, the advantages a video-based diversity are :
- No need to open the receivers to get the RSSI [Receiver Signal Strength indication] signals. You just have to plug in your different receivers, and they can be of different types.
- There is no need to calibrate the RSSi signals of the different receivers (this is often the tricky part).
- It is also frequent to get a strongly distorted image, while the RSSI is high.
- When the reception level is low (flying far for instance), some receivers have RSSI close to zero, although the image is still viewable. In that case an RSSI-based system is not really efficient.

So far I only tested the system on the bench (video soon...). I just made some basic indoor tests with 3 receivers in the 0.9G band, and it seems to pick
the best image reasonably well. Of course I still have to test it in real conditions.

A few comments on the hardware:

- Cheap (<20$)
- Some LM1881 chips are used to extract the (horizontal) sync. information from the composite video signal, as in Oracle's system.
- NodeMCU/8266:
* Thanks to this...Continue Reading
Posted by Robert Boudreau | Yesterday @ 12:45 PM | 633 Views
HSD super viper custom cockpit detailing what do you think
Posted by Robert Boudreau | Yesterday @ 12:41 PM | 633 Views
I just customized the cockpit what do you think

HSD F16 custom cockpit detailing
Posted by pdooley | Yesterday @ 12:04 PM | 696 Views
Vwinrc kit, originally TT, converted to belt.
NTM 510KV motor
YEP/Rotorstar 120HV ESC
YEP 20A BEC
Turnigy 625BL swash servos
Turnigy 605BL tail servo
Yellow Kbar
LemonRx receiver
Fusuno tail fin
generic 3D 600mm CF mains/ 95mm CF tails
90% TC, 12S, 16T pinion, 170T main
tach: 2000rpm
HS calc: 2090

Align upgrades:
Mainshaft
maingear hub/OWB
auto gear
front tail case 40T gear
belt
rear plastic tail case
tail shaft
link rods/ ball links
white skids

8.3lbs with 2 2650mah 6S 20C

flights:
2/23/17
2 park 1st re-maiden with belt tail
2 yard
Posted by mlilasic | Yesterday @ 09:36 AM | 805 Views
Just ordered my FrSky Taranis Q X7 here -
http://www.banggood.com/FrSky-ACCST-Taranis-Q-X7-2_4GHz-16CH-Transmitter-White-Black-p-1112717.html

In stock is only white + XMPF3E






I'm so excited about this transmitter from FrSky.
Same OpenTX SW like X9... and internal XJT module with same range, but with modern look and better ergonomic.
It has grips behind for comfortable and non slippery grip.






Specifications:
Operating Voltage Range: 6~15V (2S, 3S Lipos are acceptable)
Operating Current: 210mA maximum (both RF module and backlit are on)
Operating Temperature: -10~45℃
Backlight LCD Screen: 128*64 outdoor readable LCD
Model Memories: 60 (extendable by SD card)
Compatibility: FrSky X series, D series and V8-II series receivers (plus other receivers if an external module is used)


Features:
Quad Ball Bearing Gimbals
Receiver Match
Audio Speech Outputs (values, alarms, settings, etc.)
Antenna Status Detection and adjustment
Real-time Flight Data Logging
Receiver Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) Alerts
Super Low Latency
Smart Port Supported
Vibration Alerts
Model configuration files compatible with TARANIS X9D Plus




Grab yours HERE.

Stay tuned for review...
Posted by gunradd | Yesterday @ 07:40 AM | 809 Views
This is my It is moving right along and about a week or so away from maiden flight. She has been allot of work. Complete with leading edge slats airbrake and working tailhook.
Posted by gunradd | Yesterday @ 07:37 AM | 808 Views
Built my son his first jet. It is the little skymaster/extreme cougar. Fantastic little plane. We powered it with a Kingtech K45. It could use a little more engine but this engine is great for learning how to fly scale and not be overpowered. The maiden went well and its a very easy plane to build. It took about 2 weeks to have her ready to go of just casual work.

Short video of my son flying. I dropped my phone near the end lol so I missed the end of the flight.
Skymaster cougar powered by Kingtech K45 (4 min 48 sec)

Posted by peterswolf | Yesterday @ 06:50 AM | 919 Views
What a nice surprise! This should be a great little flier, really looking forward to it!

RCG Thread (go to most recent posts): https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ss-F4F-Wildcat

E-flite Page: http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...rodID=EFLU3650

HorizonHobby: http://www.horizonhobby.com/product/...basic-eflu3650

Video:
E-flite UMX F4F Wildcat BNF Basic (2 min 52 sec)

Posted by Gary Chen | Yesterday @ 04:43 AM | 981 Views
Introduction
Sky Eye-II Vue Pro gimbal is specially designed for FLIR Vue,Vue Pro,Vue Pro R thermal camera,which can be used on DJI Phantom 3,3DR SOLO and other multi-rotor platforms.It is really a very convenient tool when you need an aerial IR inspection,because it can be installed on your existing flight platform instantly,under a low cost compared to DJI ZENMUSE XT or other thermal camera gimbal.
Features
1) 313 grams,lightweight
2) 3-Axis high Stabilized Gimbal System
3) Real plug and play gimbal
4) 6 damping balls isolation
Video
Pitch and yaw axis test on one quadcopter
Sky Eye II Pitch and Yaw axis test (0 min 58 sec)

Power cable inspection application
Sky Eye II VUE PRO-Power cable inspection (0 min 23 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by AGACherry | Yesterday @ 02:21 AM | 1,115 Views
That's really funny~

AGAPOWER 4200mah/30C-4S

Model No: AGA4200/30-4S
Capacity: 4200
Voltage: 14.8
T ±5% mm: 33.0
W ±5% mm: 4.0
L ±5% mm: 138.0
Weight: 409.0
Continuous: 30C(126A)
Burst: 60C(252A)

Features


Stable automatic stacking technology makes the single cell capacity able to reach 22000mAh.

The most strict single cell capacity, voltage, resistance, discharge curve matching process.

Superior Japan Lithium Polymer raw materials.

Almost 200Wh/kg energy density.

At least 150 times cycle life.
Posted by GRIMX | Yesterday @ 02:06 AM | 1,155 Views
CHASSIS: DQuad Obsession
PDB: Matek 5in1 V3
MOTORS: BrotherHobby Tornado T2 2600KV
FC: KISS FC
ESC: Spedix 30A 2-6s BLHeli_S 30 HV
CAM: Foxeer HS1195 Arrow V3
VTX: Foxeer TM25 Switcher 25/200/600mW
RX: Spektrum Micro Serial RX
PROPS: SCHUBKRAFT 5x4.2x3...Continue Reading
Posted by Neilius | Yesterday @ 12:28 AM | 1,204 Views
Posted by xplaneguy | Feb 22, 2017 @ 10:44 PM | 1,294 Views
Here's a bunch of pics from a great event. We met some super nice folks and enjoyed two days of fun in the wind and rain.....the group was focused on fun, regardless. Looking forward to next year's event. ...Continue Reading
Posted by Teocracer | Feb 22, 2017 @ 09:23 PM | 1,285 Views
Has anyone had any dealings with the spektrum AVC
Posted by Radracer46 | Feb 22, 2017 @ 09:07 PM | 1,289 Views
Need help please I'm new to RC cars have a team Orion duo charger and I'm charging a 1800 7.2v battery it shows charging but the voltage says 9.32 and mAh is at 993 just need to know am I overcharging battery.
Posted by charles hidalgo | Feb 22, 2017 @ 08:45 PM | 1,318 Views
ImpulseRC Alien 5"
ZMX Fusion X25 motors
Aikon 30a esc
Pyrodrone F4 FC
Pyrodrone fpv cam
FX799t vtx
Printed parts from Brent at bmc3d
Props from Schubkraft