Posted by angelo.p | Apr 23, 2017 @ 11:58 PM | 15,003 Views
Here is my video review with test under different light conditions.
My opinion.
Very good video quality
Good in all light conditions (sunlight, sunset, indoor)
Tiny dimensions
OSD programming
Various hardware to mount depending our exigencies
Good FOV for fpv

Runcam Swift Mini 2.5mm Micro FPV Camera - Unboxing and test under different light conditions (9 min 34 sec)

Posted by dshy | Apr 23, 2017 @ 09:43 PM | 25,480 Views
More progress on the Ralleye conversion. I replaced the front top c-hub links with yokomo ball and tie rod ends. Longer ball studs were installed for a better setting. The chassis has been prepared for larger arm travel. 75mm shocks are installed.
Rear Ball diff
Front Gear diff

X-Ray T3 rally
Viper RC

I wired up the esc to find it was shorting out. Even the steering servo would cause the system to shut down. I don't know if Viper RC is still supporting their product. Disappointing hiccup.
Posted by dshy | Apr 23, 2017 @ 09:19 PM | 25,442 Views
A small break in our weather inspired a peek around the parks.
Posted by Thunder50BMG | Apr 23, 2017 @ 08:57 PM | 27,643 Views
Here is another simple project for everyone can build. It's a Tricopter Boomtwist yaw system with a 2nd servo installed to drive the 2 front motors to tilt forward and back on Elevator stick command. This system has given the platform the next level performance and making it more fun to fly.

Bearings are used to give the smoothest boom action , 2 in the front and 2 for the yaw system, using a 16mm Carbon Fiber tube to make the platform light as possible with a twin custom cut Aluminum frame. NEW Sunnysky X2212-13 KV980 to get the best motor performance driven by Maytec 20A BL Heli fw (Mini ESC's). Glass Fiber motor mounts and TGY 225MG Metal gear servos. Mini KK2.1.5 . with RC911 R4 SL MIX Fw. Can fly with 3S and 4S lipo.

Here are some close-up pix and maiden video.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Apr 23, 2017 @ 08:42 PM | 29,868 Views
DJI Have announced a new remote controller compatible with the Inspire 2 and M200 Series.

Cendence Remote Controller


The new Cendence remote controller is DJI’s first multi-platform controller for professionals who need versatility, efficiency and personalization at their fingertips. Its intuitive ergonomic design fits perfectly in your hands, allowing easy access to programmable function buttons and dials.

Users can program and store customized button configurations for different flight and shooting options, and can use two dials to adjust the pitch and yaw of the gimbal at the same time. With Cendence, pilots have instant access to functions like ISO, sharpness, shutter speed, focus and more, without navigating the touch menu settings on their mobile device. Cendence features built-in SDI and HDMI video transmission ports for live HD broadcast and streaming applications, and can be easily adapted to use DJI’s Lightbridge or WiFi video transmission technology.

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Posted by GBLynden | Apr 23, 2017 @ 07:29 PM | 24,908 Views
This is my Unboxing, Indoor Maiden Flight, and Review for the GoPro Ready MJX Bugs 3 Brushless Drone Quadcopter.

GoPro Ready - MJX Bugs 3 Brushless Drone Quadcopter Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (11 min 43 sec)

Here are the pros and cons for this RC Drone Review:

- It looks really cool
- It has a long flight time
- It is really nice to fly in small spaces
- Its price for what you get is very impressive since it is a Brushless RC Drone for a little over $100

- The GoPro holder needs some modification to work ideally.
- The process to turn it on isn't that user friendly.
- The propriety battery could be a con.
Posted by forwardonly | Apr 23, 2017 @ 07:13 PM | 23,758 Views
Our club sent out the word that some of them would go out flying today so I took my Hog Bipe, Etna, and my little A-10. I figured the wind would be too much for my liking but it was not!

I started the day off with the Etana since I knew if it could handle the wind, my Hog Bipe would be "a breeze" lol. It certainly was a little windy for precision work on the Etna, but I was able to keep control of it for a nice fun flight. The down wind leg was interesting as the wind really whipped it's tail around.

After an easy landing, or rather a slow almost vertical descent to the ground against the wind, I got the Hog ready. In between I watched some club guys do a little flying too. The Bipe really took off in the headwind! Then tried to go vertical! but I got it under control and had some fun as I watched my right wheel and pant fall to the ground into the tall grass. I did some more flying, especially since I figured it would be grounded for the rest of the day. The plane flew great inverted and basic maneuvers were easy. I have got to program in some roll coupling when using rudder. It pulls pretty bad to the side the rudder is on. Hardly any up elevator was needed for inverted. Knife edge was sloppy because of the roll coupling issue. All in all, this plane few awesome. I then attempted a one wheel landing. I did a great job of landing on the only front wheel, but as it slowed, the other came down and the plane nosed forward. No problem though!...Continue Reading
Posted by JM66 | Apr 23, 2017 @ 07:02 PM | 22,944 Views
I just added two new painted pilots to the collection. 1/10 scale European American "LT.H J Curran" will pilot the controls of my Eflite P-47 razorback and will be a tremendous scale upgrade for this warbird! And a 1/10 scale German lufftwaffe pilot waiting on a new 1200mm eflite BF109 or FW190 airplane.
The detailing on both pilots are stunning! Very happy with how they turned out, Thank you Greg!
Posted by Choppahman8 | Apr 23, 2017 @ 03:54 PM | 23,969 Views
Found this handy organizer to keep my tools where I need them while working.

You can find it here

Organizer Storage Box Case Slots Compartments Display Tools Crafts Hobby Sewing | eBay
Posted by Adidas4275 | Apr 23, 2017 @ 02:00 PM | 51,849 Views
Organized my gear
Posted by aerosurfer | Apr 23, 2017 @ 10:16 AM | 26,139 Views
Get it here!

Just before you guys try to install the new hall gimbals into your Taranis, or try to paint your shell or destroy your TX while doing the Taranis antenna mod. Go to BG and buy yourself the special edition Taranis with all needed mods and just enjoy your hobby.

Frsky Taranis antenna mod and why you probably shouldn't do it. (4 min 0 sec)

Posted by Hatala.8 | Apr 23, 2017 @ 09:03 AM | 23,102 Views
Check out my go-to daily driver! Picked her up for $25 from a guy who was moving. One of the ailerons was snapped off and the tail assembly was broken off. Nothing a little epoxy and hinge notcher couldn't fix! The engine was nasty also. I could tell it had sat in a moist garage for a couple years. It's one of those evolution trainer engines with the giant heavy flywheel. Easy to tune and reliable, though! It's one of those planes you take out to the cornfield after work. Rain or shine, windy or calm. If anyone is looking for a trainer anyone can fly, I suggest grabbing one for cheap!
Posted by Birds | Apr 22, 2017 @ 08:37 PM | 23,466 Views
Back to the field after yet more repairs on the AT-6 Texan(Freewing). I'm stressed before take-off knowing that I had messed with the motor angles due to a stalled take-off a couple days ago. The field is in spring conditions, long grass and bumpy. The plane nosed over on the first attempt. Great. No damage but I know I have to give up elevator to prevent another nose over. Not good. A miracle happened and I got the plane in the air. Now another miracle, it needs just a few clicks of trim and wow, it's flying great.!! Better than before.!!!! I was amazed. So, I enjoyed the flight and had a perfect high speed landing on the rough field. 2 more batteries for 2 more flights but, I have to deal with the bumpy field conditions again. Not good. I nosed it over again. Great. So, I decide to put it on the asphalt walking path. It's really narrow but somehow I got up off the asphalt and it's flying great. An ugly take-off but it's up and flying really nice. I have a decent landing but it lightly noses over on the grass. 1 battery, 1 flight to go. Back to the asphalt. Narrow. I take my time getting it straight and then I punched it and the plane lifted off so nicely and scale like, just a beautiful shallow take-off flying perfectly away from me. I had such a nice flight and then a really nice landing. So, the plane is trimmed out and flying really great. It's been quite an achievement. A lot of work. I've gained a lot of experience being in the hobby now for 3 years. By overcoming...Continue Reading
Posted by Birds | Apr 22, 2017 @ 08:00 PM | 23,478 Views
I had 2 flights on the AT-6 tonight. They were the first flights with the plane on the new DX6 radio so there was some trimming taking place. It's a tough plane to get off the ground and the 3rd flight attempt failed on take off. The plane snap rolled to the left and cartwheeled in. Broke the prop. When I got it home and on the bench I noticed it pushed the shaft on the motor in by about a 1/4". So, I had to tear it done and take the motor off. Then, when I got it put back together I noticed the cowl and motor mount had shifted. The motor actually had an up-tilt to it. Not good. I was lucky enough that I could "pop" the cowl forward from the top and then glue some balsa in to maintain the proper down tilt. This plane had received a bunch of modifications in the cowl and with the motor mount. The CG from the factory is waay off. The plane needed a ton of weight in the short nose. The weight added makes the plane darn near impossible to get off the ground with the stock motor. I had created my own motor mount and remounted the motor nearly an inch forward from it's original placement. I also gave it more down thrust and more right thrust. It looked extreme but that is where it needed to be to get the plane to fly proper. So, having to mess with the cowl and motor mount AGAIN was frustrating. OH, and I had to push the landing gear forward, too. The retracts were a problem from the start. See attached pictures and then .... Fast forward to 4.22.17....
Posted by SKYPILEIT | Apr 22, 2017 @ 06:47 PM | 92,931 Views
The 2017 season is underway, we have many field upgrades at the UFO field and several new members.

We welcome (on the left) Dave Campbell as an experienced builder/flyer.
Posted by gquiring | Apr 22, 2017 @ 06:31 PM | 27,299 Views
Still having fun with my vinyl cutter.
Posted by Yets | Apr 22, 2017 @ 05:53 PM | 5,848 Views
So, after purchasing a CX-10c as a christmas present for my father-in-law and then being shown a video of some FPV flying from an advert my friend shot, I thought "hey, that looks like fun!" There I was, a complete noob, looking for a way to get into this drone flying malarkey without any idea where I wanted to go. "Well, I don't want to be doing all those camera fly-bys, looks a bit sedate. How about that one where I pretend to be in the cockpit like the film Innerspace? Wossit called? FPS? Yes, defo called first person shooting quad flying."

So after failing miserably with a Google FPS quad flying search I looked up drones for beginners. Beginner list after beginner list, the same model always popped up; the CX-10. This wasn't going as I had planned. The search continued into the early hours of the morning and then I happened across the Hubsan X4 H107D+. "This looks like the ticket. Wow, it has altitude control. Nah, I'm too expert for that, I've owned one of those RC micro helicopters, I'll be killing it!" With that incredible reasoning I found a good deal for the less equipped H107D at a pricely 78.99 from a chinese site; "Banggood? *Beavis and Butthead laugh* Bang. Good". Infinite LOLs continued in my head.

Anyway, after a couple of weeks of running to the door like an excitable puppy every morning , waiting for the postman to arrive with my goods, Banggood came good. In a big white box adorned with a very professional looking...Continue Reading