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Posted by jmxp69 | Dec 29, 2020 @ 08:34 PM | 8,155 Views
There are a number of YouTube videos out there on this little spot welder. Some show it work fine, others show it fail horribly. After just a few easy mods, I was able to successfully spot weld 0.1mm nickel to my 18650 batteries. So this looks to be a viable solution for spot welding 18650 cells:
Cheap 18650 Spot Welder Reliability Mods and Test (11 min 8 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Dec 27, 2020 @ 04:13 PM | 8,559 Views
ViFly has a very nice little short circuit prevention device characterized as an electronic fuse. I put it to the test in this video along with a demo of the StoreSafe 1w discharger:
ViFly ShortSaver 2 and StoreSafe Review (7 min 5 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Dec 27, 2020 @ 03:23 AM | 9,531 Views
This is my first look at the AR Wing Pro:
Sonic Modell AR Wing Pro • The New FPV Wing to Beat? (18 min 24 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Dec 24, 2020 @ 02:39 AM | 7,146 Views
Readymade put a lure in the water and I finally bit:
Strix Goblin First Look • The Hot Rod Plank! (9 min 30 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Dec 17, 2020 @ 03:42 PM | 8,442 Views
If range pans out--and I expect it will--I don't see how FrSky survives this:
Radiomaster R161 • Plus How to Fine Tune Multi Protocol Module (8 min 52 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Dec 11, 2020 @ 06:59 PM | 11,086 Views
This is my first look at the ImmersionRC Powerplay and I've come away impressed after a first look. I'll need to see flight footage before I'm fully convinced though.

ImmersionRC Powerplay • The FPV DVR We've Been Waiting For (11 min 40 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Dec 10, 2020 @ 09:18 PM | 10,731 Views
Flight Endurance Test with 2s 18650 2500mah on ZOHD Drift
ZOHD Drift Endurance Testing and Proximity FPV • Sony 25r 18650 2s 2500MAH LION Cells (31 min 19 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 29, 2020 @ 07:00 PM | 8,677 Views
Want to see what FPV looks like in an 80mph Race Wing?

Take a Ride in a Race Wing! • Defiant Spec Wing FPV Practice (9 min 50 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 29, 2020 @ 12:39 AM | 7,657 Views
I put all three motors on the test stand using 6x4 props for the Cobra and T-Motor, and both the 6x4 / 6.55 props on the Turnigy.
FPVWRA Spec Race Motor Shootout • [The Judge Ep. 17] (28 min 0 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 28, 2020 @ 03:32 PM | 8,889 Views
The spec wing motor hits hard for a small wing, so a little anti-torque roll mix is in order. There are so many different ways to do this. The video just shows one way. I realized during edit the logical switch isn't needed, but I kept it because I'll use the logical switch to trigger other actions like an audio track informing me the mix is active.

OpenTx Tutorial Dynamic Anti Torque Roll Mix • Radiomaster TX16s or Jumper T18 • [Advanced] (12 min 33 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 27, 2020 @ 06:32 PM | 8,349 Views
FPVWRA Racing Wing Maiden Flight with GPS Top Speed Recorded!
FPVWRA Racing • Defiant Spec Wing Maiden Flight • PLUS GPS Speed Recorded (15 min 4 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 22, 2020 @ 12:00 AM | 6,537 Views
FPVWRA Race Motor Bench Test - T-Motor 2310 2200Kv
FPVWRA Spec Motor Bench Test • T-Motor 2310 2200Kv • [The Judge Ep. 16] (11 min 15 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 20, 2020 @ 06:17 PM | 5,927 Views
Just a couple quick tips and tricks for getting things done quickly on OpenTx and answering common questions I receive on a regular basis.
OpenTx Tutorial • Tips and Tricks II (13 min 13 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 19, 2020 @ 02:59 PM | 7,998 Views
The CFLFPV Event is coming up fast. Hopefully they'll be able to hold the event in 2021. In any case, I'm getting ready to participate with this Defiant Wings FPVWRA Spec Class Wing:
FPVWRA Spec Wing • Defiant Wings • First Look (6 min 5 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 18, 2020 @ 12:06 AM | 4,373 Views
This is a cool little part trick for field configuration of iNav via WiFi:
Speedybee First Look • How-to Configure iNav via WiFi with your Phone (5 min 35 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 15, 2020 @ 07:44 PM | 7,534 Views
Say Hello to the world's smallest R/C GPS Top Speed Meter
J. Bauer Electronics GPS-MS • The Smallest R/C GPS Top Speed Meter In the World! (5 min 25 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 15, 2020 @ 04:01 PM | 7,668 Views
In this video I walk through the various OpenTx failsafe options and provide on-radio demos of what the different modes do.
OpenTx Tutorial • Failsafe Options Explained with Radio Examples • [Beginners] (14 min 36 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 13, 2020 @ 05:56 PM | 96,148 Views
Want to know how fast this plane flies? You can find out in this video:
Dynam Meteor v3 Maiden Flight and GPS Speed Test (8 min 19 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 13, 2020 @ 01:11 AM | 96,387 Views
I put the Sunnysky x2220 980kv v3 on the test stand to get my setup worked out for the upcoming Mini Talon build.
Sunnysky x2220 980kv v3 • Looking for Efficiency • [The Judge Ep. 15] (19 min 55 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 10, 2020 @ 08:19 PM | 10,500 Views
This is a teardown/assembly of the Radiomaster TX16s to install the new colored faceplate and anodized CNC hardware:
How to Install Radiomaster CNC Kit and Faceplate on Radiomaster TX16s (41 min 28 sec)