Posted by BDOG1 | Today @ 07:56 PM | 157 Views
Hey look - flying wind again and ....snow ,what a surprise

Even had company as "The Old NYS Slope Dog " made a appearance.....Its been too many day since we last flew together in Kansas
Posted by Herb | Today @ 05:52 PM | 348 Views
I got this kit from BH, the kit version for $159 plus tax (free shipping) and got at at my front door tow days later

The kit is lightweight styrofoam and made in China by Lanxiang.

I ordered the Su-47 Berkut previously (as a kit as well) so I'm well aware of all the modifications that will be needed to turn it into a flyable (and enjoyable) model.

Here's how I set up the twin 70 Su-47 Berkut (kit version) :

and here's how I set up the twin Su-35 Super Flanker by Freewing (arf plus version) :

The current Su-57 one will get a pair of excellent FMS inrunner fans, I have those already, balanced and ready to go :

This is an older (~2015) kit that is nevertheless very lightweight (expected rtf weight ~3.2kg) , as opposed for ex to that new FMS/EFl Su-30 epo brick (4.2kg).

Posted by dshy | Today @ 05:24 PM | 370 Views
Grab yourself a bomber before you can’t. Such a capable vehicle.
Posted by Bill M - RC | Today @ 04:01 PM | 456 Views
Hi fellow rc enthusiasts

Hobby Plus CR-18 review. This Hobby Plus CR-18 review of this great 4WD Brushed MINI RC Crawler Climbing RC Car with LED Lights RTR includes unboxing, bench inspection, features, drive & time trial tests.

You can get this Hobby Plus CR-18 Convoy Body 1/18 2.4G 4WD Brushed MINI RC Crawler Climbing RC Car with LED Lights RTR here:

Hobby Plus CR-18 review - 4WD 18th Scale RC Crawler Truck (16 min 27 sec)

Posted by Rickey Thomas | Today @ 12:21 PM | 804 Views
Been organizing shop, it's amazing how much great stuff I found,,
Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 08:40 PM | 3,415 Views
This video is a detailed Unboxing of the E-flite Su-30 Twin 70mm EDF Jet. This is the BNF Basic with AS3X & SAFE Select version of this jet.

Detailed Unboxing Of The E-flite Su-30 Twin 70mm EDF Jet (12 min 3 sec)

Here are the review notes for this Sukhoi EDF Jet:


- The assembly was straight forward
- Teardown will be easy at the field for easy transport
- The paint job is really nice
- The air brake is a really cool scale touch
- Bright lights
- Nice retracts with good suspension

- The little antennas already added on. For those of us trying to transport it in smaller cars, those are going to cause headaches
- The tail piece should have come magnetic out of the box like the nose cone for easier transport.
- The elevator on one side moved easier than the other.
Posted by UpNup | Yesterday @ 07:34 PM | 3,426 Views
Ran a dulling experiment on gray mirror-gloss Monokote this afternoon.

1. Steel wool 0000 was barely noticeable.

2. Wet sanding #400 grit sandpaper was mottled over sheeting and slightly better over openings that were covered. Scotchbrite pads may be even better.

3. Best today was the Krylon matte spray finish, but will it last? (I do plan to chip, add panel lines, weather, and seal with matte spray.)

What has been your experience, especially over time?

My concern is spraying over Monokote which can shrink or swell in adverse temperatures and crack the finish.
Posted by TMacFPV | Yesterday @ 12:10 PM | 3,847 Views
Simple OpenTx for FPV Quad pilots 🤩

Some FPV quad pilots may be relatively new to FPV OR are transferring over from other operating systems to OpenTX and are unfamiliar with what it is, how it works, and how to use its features. It CAN be a steep learning curve yet doesn’t have to be!
Short video streamlines OpenTx for FPV Quad pilots with basics & essentials demonstrated.
Concept of OpenTX info flow demystified so you can implement features on your own! 👌

NOTE: At about the 3:15 time hack mark I speak of binding the receiver in DI16 mode. "Props" to Roger Hughes for reminding me that "Please note that viewers do not necessarily want to select D16 for FrSky with the muti protocol module. If you try this in Europe it will not bind. You have to scroll on passed D16 to either LBT(EU) or LBT (8 chan) for D16 in the EU"
JUMPER T16 OPENTX BASICS (14 min 27 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Yesterday @ 06:19 AM | 4,276 Views
Turning & burning with a Freewing F-14 Tomcat via head-tracking FPV in a FMS PC-21. I could barely keep pace pegging full power from the start while the Tomcat was only at half power. Still, it was a lot of fun and seeing the Tomcat in the air is like recreating TOP GUN.

FPV F-14 Tomcat Chase (4 min 5 sec)

Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 06:04 AM | 4,270 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Le pouvoir au creux de la main ! J'ai été agréablement surpris lors du test de ce petit Snaptain SP300 . Les 3 façons de le contrôler en font un engin très ludique pour les enfants et promet de bonne parties seul ou à plusieurs . Prévoyez un peu d'espace pour utiliser le contrôle par capteur infrarouge, sinon, utilisez une des deux radiocommandes fournies. Le pilotage avec le bracelet vous surprendra par sa facilité, précision et sa réactivité . La radiocommande "haricot" est peut être toute petite, mais elle s'adaptera parfaitement à la main des enfants et elle propose un maximum d'options de vol, très pratique pour apprendre à piloter ou juste pour "se la péter" devant les copains ou les parents ! En bref, j'adore ce petit kit aussi complet qu'original ! Bon film et bon vol à tous !!!

Snaptain SP300 - Review Test Démo - Contrôler avec la MAIN ou ... Sans les Mains ! (30 min 22 sec)

NOTATAZ : 18.5/20 High-tech et Ludique !

Niveau : Enfants ... ou pas ! lol
Les + : Ludique, stable, réactif, solide, nombreuses options de pilotage.
Les - : Radiocommande un peu petite, Portée env 30 à 50m .

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- Snaptain SP300 :
- Autres produits Snaptain :

- TOUTES LES PROMOS ET COUPONS BANGGOOD 2019 (remis à jour régulièrement, gardez ce lien en favori ou...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:23 AM | 4,291 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Le résultat est Topissime !!! Après avoir testé quelques caméras de surveillance Wifi individuelles, j'ai décidé d'équiper mon domicile d'un VRAI système 4 caméras, complet, filaire et fiable. Je vous présente donc le pack que j'ai sélectionné, le REOLINK RLK8-410B4 . Ce n'est pas le plus haut de gamme mais il est déjà hyper complet et suffisant pour mon utilisation. Même si ce genre de système n'empêche pas tous les cambriolages, non seulement il en évitera certainement et surtout, il rassurera votre assureur et permettra peut être de retrouver les malfrats (et donc, vos affaires) . Sans parler des voleurs, il permettra également de surveiller les endroits stratégiques de votre habitation, parking, enfants, animaux, portail etc ... Bref, un excellent et rassurant système " plug and play " pour toute la famille à installer sois même. Bon film à tous ...

REOLINK Caméras de surveillance NVR 2Go - Réglages Paramètres - Un excellent système ! (36 min 17 sec)

NOTATAZ : 18/20 Complet et Efficace !

Niveau : Bricoleur ! lol
Les + : Complet, HDD 2To intégré, Facile à paramétrer, Très sécurisé
Les - : Passage des câbles fastidieux...

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- Système présenté (RLK8-410B4) :
8 % de réduction permanente sur tout le site avec ce code : ytbtazk
- Produits REOLINK sur AMAZON.FR : ...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 01:25 AM | 4,506 Views
A true 4ch Micro ... ( 1s ) with stability .

A) Protocol (?)

Yeah , no idea folks . I ran thru all the protocols available on the Jumper T12 Tx and no bind . This is a shame as I think a Hobby Grade Tx just might do wonders for such a small plane .

B) Transmitter

Not complete rubbish , the Tx does seem to offer better than the usual fare of control .

C) The Plane ( Boss )

Not bad , comes fully assembled except for the landing gear which needs to be plugged in ( easy ) . Only issue was that things ( landing gear ) was not very straight . Even the tail wheel was pointed somewhere other than straight . ( Not the end of the world ) But a little bit of straightening was needed as well as a little glue . I took the Cub out in the back yard less battery and gave it a chuck ! I was simply amazed by how well it glides . Without battery CG looks to be about 40% back from the LE . Speaking of batteries , I should have some to play with in my collection .

It's a little breezy right now , but hopefully the wind will ease off for the evening . ( I hope ) So might be able to get in a flight ?

Volantex Sport Cub 500mm 4ch ( Maiden Flight ) (5 min 8 sec)

Wow !
Flew right out of the box !
And I was actually flying @ minimum throttle ( As low as it would go )

A) It flies out of the box
B) After about 5 minutes battery was 3.92v
C) It will fly slow , really slow .
D) It can fly relatively quick as well
E) It is...Continue Reading
Posted by drewdb | Dec 13, 2019 @ 10:31 PM | 4,654 Views
Making the Scene a bit more interesting. Glossy floors.

To do:

Remove shine from tyres. (not good for cross wind landings on a wet runway)
Fix normals on rear retract covers. (was fine in blender render but Daz Studio picks up everything)
Make the glass transparent to see the seats inside.

This was 16 minutes to 87% so a vast improvement on render times.

I think i'll render a few before posting again rather than 1 per post

I appreciate the comments.
Posted by drewdb | Dec 13, 2019 @ 07:13 PM | 4,720 Views
Onto adding Camera Focus.

And my fav Pipistrel Panthera in the background. See it better once i have the focuse settings correct.

I think she's getting bored of standing in the one place for long periods of time

or that's a look of contemp?

A very complex involved process but i think the end result is going to be great and will certainly feature my favorite plane
Posted by jmxp69 | Dec 13, 2019 @ 07:02 PM | 4,688 Views
Had the chance to fly the Detrum MSR66A iStone Sport RX/Stabilizer in some high winds today. It did pretty good...
Detrum MSR66A iStone Stabilizer Torture Test (10 min 49 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 13, 2019 @ 12:37 PM | 4,905 Views
Here is my take on a TBS Source One build. I'm using Diatone Mamba F405 MK2 flight controller, Emax 2306 1700kv motors, Runcam Nano, Beitian BN220 GPS and Eachine TX805. TPU parts are printed on my Ender 2.
Freestyle FPV drone build (4 min 17 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Dec 13, 2019 @ 10:28 AM | 5,248 Views

The Ardupilot team have announced an update due a critical I2C Storm bug being found in some versions of Ardupilot.

More Info

In Copter versions 3.6.10 and Plane 3.9 or earlier thisI2C bug has the possibility to cause an Autopilot to lock up mid flight.

It is advised all users Upgrade Copter to 3.6.12 and Plane users install Plane 4.0 or later.

The Dev team state

Copter-3.6.12 has been released as the official default software for MultiCopters and Helicopters.

For those flying 3.6.10 (or earlier) the upgrade is Critical to avoid possible lockups due to I2C storms. These situations are rare but we have seen enough of them that we strongly recommend upgrading.

For those flying 3.6.11, your vehicle is probably safe but we still recommend upgrading to 3.6.12 because it includes a fix to another rare case of I2C storm lockups caused by extreme interference on the bus. We have one reported case which involved a serial port inadvertently connected to an I2C port.

The upgrade from earlier versions of 3.6.x should be relatively painless with no re-calibrations required unless you see pre-arm checks prompting you to do so.

The two new changes in 3.6.12 are in the ReleaseNotes 6 and copied below.

Fix ChibiOS I2C DMA error
COMPASS_SCALE param to allow manual correction of compass scaling
The second issue allows users to work around a compass scaling issue with the Hex Here2 GPS/compass unit. The Here2 compass unit’s scaling is off by about 17% meaning setting COMPASS_SCALING = 1.17 should improve accuracy. The accuracy can be checked before and after this change by:

fly the vehicle in any mode but ensure the flight includes chaning the vehicle’s heading
download the dataflash log and check the NKF4.SM values which are the compass’s “innovations” (the difference between the expected values and actual values). Lower is better so hopefully Here2 users will see lower values after setting the COMPASS_SCALING value to 1.17.
Note: beta testing of Copter-4.0.0-rc3 will resume next monday (Dec 16th).