Posted by rsilk | Oct 13, 2019 @ 02:28 AM | 3,980 Views
The Frsky X8R receiver sends RSSI data back to the XJT Frsky transmitter module so it can be displayed on the radio. However, I wanted to also display it on my groundstation. I believe the same applies for OSD.

The RSSI signal lead on the X8R receiver is connected to the RSSI pin on the F405-Wing. The receiver is connected to the FC via SBUS.

I have set the Arduplane rssi params:

RSSI values are displayed as percentages.
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 12, 2019 @ 09:01 AM | 4,275 Views
Halloa people

Sooo.. what can I say.. Below is a short video about my giveaway..
Really quite a nice camera system! I wouldn't mind wining one myself

check it out.. it's only a few minutes...

Runcam Split 4K HYBRID! GIVEAWAY ! :D - Sponsored by Runcam ! (5 min 37 sec)

Posted by RC Roundtable | Oct 12, 2019 @ 08:44 AM | 3,885 Views
Episode 93: "Purple Rain" is now live!

In this episode, Lee and Fitz chat with Keith Sparks and Tom Blakeney at the BEST event in Texas. They talk about:
-Noteworthy models (6:00)
-Habu from hell (18:20)
-Purple rain (21:45)
-Top secret project (23:00)
-SMALL thoughts (45:00)
-New Creations RC (50:45)

You can visit our website at to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us an email: [email protected].
Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 12, 2019 @ 07:47 AM | 3,159 Views

DustOff #5 - FlyBear FX-820 SU-35 Micro ParkJet - In a 5-6mph Wind?

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes

Here is a link to the Video:

Well, I wanted to blow some dust off this Micro Parkjet this morning but the wind was at 5-6mph (8-10kph).
It handled this wind so well during the 1st flight I just kept on flying ;-)

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Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF

Here is a link to some batteries that will work as spares:

Eachine E010S Micro FPV RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 150MAH 45C Battery

Eachine E010S Upgrade 3.7V 240MAH 45C Battery

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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Oct 12, 2019 @ 05:04 AM | 2,786 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Plein les mirettes !!! Je test aujourd'hui le CIDORA SL5 4S de chez iFlight. Aucune mauvaise surprise avec ce nouvel engin BNF, au contraire même, du déballage au vol en passant par la configuration, tout est propre et bien pensé . Il est aussi beau que bon ! Le CIDORA SL5 est un des premiers BNF Freestyle que je pourrais qualifié de "haut de gamme" pour un tarif aux alentours des 250€. Si vous cherchez un appareil fiable et bien équipé, cet engin a tout pour plaire et pour bien faire, je vous conseillerai certainement d'ajouter un Vifly Beacon pour éviter de le perdre ! Bon Film et Bon vol à tous !!!

iFlight CIDORA SL5 - Review Test Démo - Encore un BNF au Top ! (39 min 55 sec)

NOTATAZ : 18.5/20 50€ de moins et je lui mettais 19.5/20 !

Niveau : Amateurs et Confirmés
Les + : Bonne qualité des matériaux, Conception, Finition, Pré-réglé, Puissant, Equipement haut de gamme, Bluetooth, Résistant et Fiable ...
Les - : Pour chipoter, XT60 jaune et pas de notice dans la boite pour ce prix là ...

- Si Vous voulez aider la chaîne avec un don (tous les dons servent à alimenter les vidéos en produits ou matériel ):

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :
- iFlight Cidora SL5 (4S et 6S ) :
- iFlight Cidora SL5-E (4S et 6S ) :
- Pièces châssis Cidora : http:...Continue Reading
Posted by naDah | Oct 12, 2019 @ 04:22 AM | 2,727 Views
Yay! I got arsed! Also got some really decent footage from the get-go.

HBX Devastator + FS Racing Victory X mucking about (4 min 35 sec)

Posted by phyngineer | Oct 12, 2019 @ 03:43 AM | 2,667 Views
Aerial photography, inspection, logistics, plant protection, surveying, security and other applications in the field of UAV industry, the line of sight remote control, image real-time cloud processing, high-definition video stream back to the ability to put forward higher requirements. As the latest generation of cellular mobile communication technology, 5G is also the best communication technology for building digital sky. What changes will it bring to the drone industry?
Compared with 4G, 5G has obvious advantages in the communication coverage of networked UAVs. The new large-scale antenna array adopted by 5G can flexibly and automatically adjust the phase of the transmitted signals of each antenna to meet the regulatory requirements for low-altitude airspace within 500 meters. And the future flight demand of more than 120 meters of drones in the city's high-rise environment. In addition, 5G also has more advantages in remote fine control of drones, flight data security, and industry empowerment.
Networked drones to promote efficient low-altitude economy
Recently, the Dongguan Power Supply Bureau's substation operation professionally applied the “5G UAV+Programming Operation” pilot in China for the first time. It also marks that the Dongguan Power Supply Bureau's substation operation professional is the first in China to realize “5G UAV+Programming Operation”. ".
Compared with the traditional air duty mode, the 110 kV line operation requires two on-duty personnel...Continue Reading
Posted by Scott Todd | Oct 11, 2019 @ 09:08 PM | 1,990 Views
"I'm happy to let you know that the Vintage Radio Control Society Technical Committee has selected you as the 2019 winner of the Dr. Walter Good Technical Achievement award for your work in vintage radio conversions. "

Mike Desest
President, Vintage Radio Control Society

And my response...


I was totally surprised and blown away by the award! I didn't think anyone really paid attention to my ramblings on the internet

My family is out of town this week and my dog doesn't take good photos so I'll have to get back to you on that. I'll try to get help this week but next week for sure.

I should put a little background in my RCG blog. If you are interested, I started building models around 5. Here is my first Control Line model in 1973. I was 10. Its a Baby Ringmaster. My Dad made me do it all myself. My first RC model was an Airtronics S-Tee. Here it is in 1978 after my first 'crash'. You can see the Royal serves askew. And to finish the embarrassment, here is my first truly successful RC model in the summer of 1982. It was a Carl Goldberg Eaglet with my original Royal Radio. Its interesting to note that Royal was my first conversion. I flew it this year at Torrey Pines for the Katie Martin Tribute.

I fulfilled the requirements for an AS degree in Electronics while attending Community College and High School at the same time. I put myself thru College earning a Bachelor Degree in Aerospace Engineering. My graduate studies were in Mechanical Engineering. I'm a Lifetime AMA member, EAA Technical Counselor and Flight Advisor. I hold an FAA Repairman's Certificate and am a Current Flight Instructor. I've also included a photo of my 'full size' models. A Kitfox and scratch built wooden Biplane. Both are current and airworthy.

Please thank the Committee for me. It truly is an honor.

Scott Todd
Posted by Hobby Details | Oct 11, 2019 @ 08:38 PM | 1,834 Views
95mm Rudder Set
DTBP01001A: Silver
DTBP01001B: Blue
Mount Size: 60x43mm
Nose: 4mm
Servo Link Nut: 2mm (Inner Dia)
Wholesale Price please PM or contact me at: [email protected]
Posted by pnc | Oct 11, 2019 @ 06:32 PM | 1,755 Views
I have been machining mounts for about 8 years now and will continue. There has been a change so the mounts will only be available on fridays so put the orders in during the week and I will do my best to get them out on the same week otherwise it will be the next Friday .
Thanks again for the orders
Posted by legacy_micro | Oct 11, 2019 @ 05:47 PM | 1,776 Views
Cherokee international ni-x-acpwr pinout
Posted by old4570 | Oct 11, 2019 @ 05:44 PM | 1,499 Views
Sorry - re upping as Utube ruined the video ..
Re - encoded with handbreak - Hopefully Utube wont ruin it ?

HobbyKing Micro SU27 (8 min 4 sec)

I woke up 6.30am and looked out the window ..

I was encouraged by what I saw = Nothing ! Not a puff of air !
Got dressed and walked to the Park / Football field ..

6 axis flight control was OFF ! ( No stability control )
Rates are still 50% with no expo .
Seriously , this flight was with like 5mm to 10mm of stick throw = IF THAT !
The micro SU27 is super responsive , and it is also so - WAY Stable .. ( I have that forward CG with the 300mAh Nanotech 2s )
Rates could come down or a decent chunk of expo added .

But the flying conditions were perfect ( No wind / no breeze / nothing )

Seriously , with maybe 25% rates and maybe 25% expo , this could be a NOOB plane when there is no wind .
All of that flight is maybe 50% throttle , around half way I cut the throttle back more .

That battery plug takes a beating on landing , can't be helped .

I know you guys don't like watching video , but if you are interested in this Micro SU27 , you want to watch the video ..

Posted by TMacFPV | Oct 11, 2019 @ 04:01 PM | 1,344 Views
Are you Drone Nation? Aren’t we all? We may live in different parts of the world and have some differences of opinion but we all have this amazing FPV hobby in common.

In this video below, I introduce you to the Drone Nation App which helps to bring us all together. It allows you to, among other things, search for some folks to fly with around your local area (or any other area you type into its search parameters)! Basically, it helps you answer the question, “Isn’t there anyone around here to fly with?”

Celebrate FPV!

Posted by fastmax | Oct 11, 2019 @ 03:46 PM | 1,535 Views
I was looking for an RC boat with a scale appearance that was both inexpensive, relatively slow, and easy to drive for the youngens when they come over to visit. The Flytec V001 RTR caught my eye, and so far it seems like it's just about perfect for what I wanted it for. It looks fantastic, and should look very realistic when running once I find a suitable driver figure. It could stand to be a little bit faster, but it'll probably be just right for inexperienced visitors, and my grandson as soon as he's old enough to start playing with RC models.

The boat does not have a servo for steering, instead it uses differential thrust to make left and right turns. When you steer one motor slows down, and the other motor speeds up to move the boat in your chosen direction. Because of this there is some speed lost when making turns, but it makes it very easy for kids to control the boat. All in all I'm pretty impressed with the boat, especially considering its cost of less than $40 shipped.

Here are a few pics of the boat. I will get some running video posted shortly. Feel free to ask any questions you might have, and happy sailing!
Posted by VicT | Oct 11, 2019 @ 02:11 PM | 1,321 Views
When I first got my Timber I liked the articulated/hinged main landing gear with springs. I thought it would hold up to true dropped in hard landings and it did for about 20 landings. Then problems started to show up. Spring stretch, then spring limiter failure then splitting of the seam where the plastic landing gear mounts are located.

I called Horizon fixed wing technical and they gave me free landing gear and springs (when they were in stock). I installed the new parts and the same problems would re occur. This did not happen at the 2 clubs that I belong to that have hard runways. However I quickly learned that the Timber is a great trainer if the student and instructor can avoid nose overs and prop strikes. (I’ve been flying RC since 1965 and RC instructing since 1996 when I retired as a military C-130 instructor pilot)

I changed my landing style from STOL type touchdowns to conventional round out/flare type touchdowns and this helped but when landing in grass the added drag on the big wheels caused momentum problems where the Timber would nose over and the windmilling prop would strike the grass/ground. This did not help beginners learning the Timber and I ended up fixing many Timber landing gear problems until I switched to the Valiant 1.3 landing gear. It changed the looks but kept the Timber operational much longer than the stock articulated gear design. Here is how I tried to fix the articulated design problems.

I wanted to fix the design problem of the...Continue Reading
Posted by naDah | Oct 11, 2019 @ 06:00 AM | 1,295 Views
So for winter I got myself a HBX Devastator and the cheapest camera and receiver for FPV:ing, so I guess there will be a lot of indoor driving. Also got an idea on how to give the Victory X an upper-deck plate for mounting stuff. Might turn out very sweet.

Other plans for winter is what I guess most people do; maintenance. I need to fiddle with my diffs and shocks a bit. Maybe even see if I can fix that stupid center diff I got.
Posted by phyngineer | Oct 11, 2019 @ 05:26 AM | 1,205 Views
Benoit Gillow, project director of French drone company Artelia, said that Chinese-made drones are "an incredible story in modern technology." At the AirWorks conference in Los Angeles, Gillello recalled how his team used three Chinese-made drones to capture the scene after the fire in Notre Dame. The rescue incident was just one of many stories about Chinese drones.
The AirWorks Conference is an annual gathering of technical experts sponsored by China UAV Corporation. This year's annual conference sponsored by DJI Company attracted 700 participants and organized seminars spanning five core areas of agriculture, construction, energy, infrastructure, and public safety.
The (global) drone market is transforming into an ecosystem, with DJI being at the center. According to statistics from UAV analysis company Skylogic Research, the Chinese drone manufacturer accounts for more than 70% of the global civilian drone market. China's drones are becoming a platform: hundreds of startups and end-users with specific needs apply drone technology to their own industries. Experts say they are getting more and more valuable, and now they are helping many companies reduce costs and even save lives.
However, in the field of industrial drones, China's industrial drone manufacturer MMC continues to be deeply involved in the application of the drone industry and is in a leading position. The various types of drones developed and produced by the company can be used not only in...Continue Reading