Posted by pchaplo | Dec 16, 2018 @ 07:40 PM | 9,792 Views
This is how I learn DJI iOSD Assistant software :
Posted by gquiring | Dec 16, 2018 @ 03:19 PM | 5,813 Views
I'm really getting disappointed with Graupner, they raise their prices and can't even release stable firmware updates for their radio. And more of an issue they don't seem interested in fixing the bugs they created. I reported this issue months ago and it's still not fixed.

Graupner MZ-24 Pro throttle trim bug (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by Leadchucker | Dec 16, 2018 @ 12:35 PM | 9,947 Views
Currently under construction in the works. Maxford 27% Gee Bee Model Y Senior Sportster , 97" WS,around 16 lb AUW if it goes right, Rimfire 50 CC motor, Zoar 22 x 8 prop, CC 165 amp ESC,12S 5000mah lipo,Hitec HS311 servos.

Build quality is average with the usual ARF construction. Scale fidelity is so-so especially the graphics which have been removed already. The 'pin stripe' was about 5 times too wide and should be about 1/8" . I tried the 1/8 " pinstripe but couldn't cover the zig zags in the red covering so went with 1/4'"stripe.

The registry numbers were too big, not straight and each number cocked off to multiple directions. New graphics are on order from Callie. The wing tube had to be sanded vigorously to get it to even come close to going into the fuselage tube. Supplied wheels are trash with axle bearings being off centre to each other and the tires have tons of runout.

Zero instructions were supplied but they are downloadable from Maxford. In typical Maxford fashion the build guide is vague and convoluted for lack of a better description. However she is big

She's definitely not a Henry Hafke grade model but she'll do.
Posted by jackheli | Dec 16, 2018 @ 12:13 PM | 2,667 Views
I can 3D Print a new back cover for the 9XE with all the bell and whistles of the original, plus a removal module bay. It also has a slot for a JST connector, in case you are using a 3 Cell Lipo.

Can be made in any color....Continue Reading
Posted by Bill M - RC | Dec 16, 2018 @ 09:38 AM | 2,792 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

JJRC H68G review . This JJRC H68G Bellweather 2 review of this 5G Wifi FPV with 1080P Remote Adjustable HD Camera, Double GPS, Attitude Hold, Follow-me RC Quadcopter Drone includes unboxing, inspection, setup, camera, app & flight tests. Flight action starts at 14:01 .

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JJRC H68G review - BELLWEATHER 2 GPS 5G WiFi FPV 1080p Quadcopter drone RTF (23 min 25 sec)

Posted by Beasty73 | Dec 16, 2018 @ 08:46 AM | 1,415 Views
I just got the beebee-66 and plugged into betaflight and only 3 motors spin how do I fix it
Posted by _AL_ | Dec 16, 2018 @ 07:26 AM | 9,057 Views
The latest additions to the PSS fleet.
F18 from the Paul Janssens plans thanks to Maarten X. Flies well at 1.1kg but the maiden was in fairly big air & it was a bit light for the conditions. Flew half dozen flights while I gradually reduced nose weight until I got disoriented on landing approach & stuck it in pretty hard. Minimal damage & already repaired.
Build log here

The Lightning is converted from a Tony Nijhuis electric plan. All balsa & 23" span, 390g. Yet to fly.
No build log on this one.
Posted by lepiere | Dec 16, 2018 @ 04:38 AM | 7,862 Views
HUBSAN X4 H107D plus Review – An all in one best buy FPV drone (8 min 21 sec)

The HUBSAN X4 H107D plus all in one best buy FPV drone is a great cheap drone to begin flying indoor fpv
without spending lot of money
In this Hubsan X4 H107D+ drone video review I’ll go through all drone aspects, from radio to drone itself with a final test flight.

You can buy it from here for the affordable price of 66€:

Brand name: Hubsan
Model name: H107D+
Item type: Quadcopter
Colour: white
Material: ABS
Control channel: 4 channels
Controller mode: Mode 2
Remote control frequency: 2.4GHz
LCD: 4.3 Inch
Camera: 720P
Motor: Coreless Motor
Remote distance: 100m
Charging voltage: 3.7V
Charging time: About 45mins
Action time: About 6-8mins
Function: forward/backward, up/down, left/right, sideward flight, hovering, 360°rotation, altitude hold, headless mode
Quadcopter battery: 3.7V 520mAh Li-po battery
Transmitter battery: 4 * 1.5V AA battery (not included)
Suitable for children above 14 years old
Battery dimension: 57 * 28 * 24mm
Item dimension: 120 * 120 * 40mm
Item weight: 42.6g
Posted by J0972 | Dec 15, 2018 @ 10:30 PM | 7,481 Views
1/24 Scale ECX Barrage Review (6 min 26 sec)

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Posted by old4570 | Dec 15, 2018 @ 06:40 PM | 3,561 Views
The Black Project ....

Phenix 60 EDF'ed (1 min 48 sec)

This was a learning experience for sure .
In so many ways it was done wrong !

The little voice in my head said move the EDF further to CG , but the dumb dumb got in the last word . ( )
Now it takes a 1700mAh battery to get CG

I think the project was a bad idea from the start , it was never going to be anything but a brick .
But from the perspective of a learning experience ( getting schooled ) .
So the question now is = Will it fly ?
CG is about right , there is some thrust , but if only it was 100 grams lighter !

Bush League Modz

I have all these little quads and mini / micro DLG's now and I am getting lazy .
Getting out the hobby charger for every little battery ?
Oh man ! Just can't be bothered .

So in the wayback machine there was this little charger for 16340 - 10440 batteries that is USB .
And I remember it was a low current charger and I thought .. !!!!
Why not make a multi plug insert for the charger ( be 4.2v charger ) , so I can charge my little batteries ( 1s ) .

A) Components = Plastic lolly pop stick , bullet connectors and some leads / plugs for batteries .
B) Solder in place the leads to the bullet connectors ..
C) Glue the bullet connectors to your lolly pop stick ( cut to length )
D) tape it up and maybe colour code it .. ( Red for + , black for - )

And that's it ! A multi battery charger for small batteries that is bush league easy to do and use ..
Posted by denbensd | Dec 15, 2018 @ 04:46 PM | 2,196 Views
Vq warbird. Rimfire 55. Eflite 80 amp ESC. 6s 3300 Mah battery
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Dec 15, 2018 @ 04:38 PM | 23,135 Views
For the 1st time, an ESC blew up from getting wet. All 3 PFETs blew up. They had been flown in rain, flown from wet fields, but never blew up before. Dunking in puddles finally got one wet enough to do the job. Potted it in aquarium sealer. It's not reworkable anymore.
Posted by l shems | Dec 15, 2018 @ 02:49 PM | 7,746 Views

been looking into the heli stuff for the Taranis, as it is heavily underpresented on the net. One of the first things I wanted to get sorted out is to do a Swash setup without the special heli page.

Actually that is quite simple: just mix the signals from the servos on your swashplate so that the plate tilts forward on elevator down, sideways on ailerons, and moves completely up and down on the collective pitch, applied through the pitchcurve linked to throttle.

For a 120 degrees swash plate, we can't mess up to much, since three points always make a plane. Just realise that the ele servo (yeah, confusing name) is 100 % from the pitch axis, whereas the pitch and aileron servos are linked at 50% distance from the pitch axis.
So, in order to tilt the plate forward, without moving the entire plate up or down, you should mix 50% to the pitch and aileron servo.

Same goes for roll. In order not to roll faster then pitching, you should limit the pitch and aileron servos to 86.6% of roll input.
Only thing left is to mix the collective pitch into all three.

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See below the effective mixes I set up, named CYC1, CYC2 and CYC3, as on the special heli page.

CYC1 = 100% colPitch + 100% elevator
CYC2 = 100% colPitch + 86.6% aileron - 50% elevator
CYC3 = 100% colPitch - 86.6% aileron - 50% elevator

This is based on the assumption of minimal tilt of the swashring, neglecting all effects of the finite radius of the swashring.
Also, the non linear behaviour of the...Continue Reading
Posted by FPV.Model | Dec 15, 2018 @ 12:09 PM | 5,098 Views
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Posted by Bill M - RC | Dec 15, 2018 @ 08:59 AM | 2,749 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

JJRC X8 review. Better price, value & features than a Bugs B2W. This JJRC X8 GPS 5G WiFi FPV with 1080P HD Camera RTF Brushless RC Quadcopter Drone review includes unboxing, inspection, setup, app, features, flight & time tests. Flight action starts at 11:18 .

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JJRC X8 Review - GPS 5G WiFi FPV 1080p Brushless Quadcopter drone (24 min 45 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Dec 15, 2018 @ 02:05 AM | 13,563 Views

As reported a few pages back, I have noticed that the Left wing had what appeared to be Hangar Rash but, WAIT a Second...................a closer look yield an UGLY thing known as Retract Almost Punch Through syndrome Certainly, we all know that I am the 3rd owner so, who knows what happened before my ownership. ALL I KNOW "IS" I have been pretty gentle with this model and it lands like a docile Trainer but, yes these Retracts / Struts don't give so, the landings have to be picture perfect. Otherwise, the motor end of the Retract tends to bend into a THIN PIECE of foam and you will see it protrude on the top side of the wing!

Okay, finally had some time to do this and the only way was coming home from work and taking a lap for 2 hours and now I am refreshed and doing an ALL NIGHT-ER of sorts and I feel like a Freight Train and going to town with this model. I am pretty happy with my results and the ONLY MOD was to insert a 1/16th Basswood inside where the Left Retract goes and insert this piece at the deep end of the wing where there's sufficient foam (Strength) and using WHITE Glue to keep it stay! Additionally, using two small washers, I was able to lift the Motor End of the Retract some so, it will have a higher sitting and not tend to go directly and punch through so easily. I am hoping that the Basswood would keep it from punching through during a hard landing.

What I am amazed "IS" the rather THIN PIECE of FOAM in this area...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Dec 14, 2018 @ 11:46 PM | 22,755 Views
To make the miles more interesting, the decision was made. Originally wanted to discard the ears & just use the antlers, but didn't have the stomach to tear it all apart, despite being $1. The intact antlers are easier to break down. The nose was an LED light bulb with a red LED replacing the white LEDs. The red LED needed a diffusing cover in the form of translucent heat shrink which is no longer made.
Posted by dsquad | Dec 14, 2018 @ 10:36 PM | 3,659 Views
This video is a review for the H108 boat, it's a great boat for the price, excellent build quality... check the review and videos in action here:
H108 High Speed Racing Boat Review (9 min 39 sec)

Posted by julinator04 | Dec 14, 2018 @ 07:23 PM | 9,000 Views
Ok I got it. You ordered the wrong cable. And you just realized it and now you are mad.

That's exactly what happened to me.

But dont worry. I got you. There's a way you're flying tonight and you don't have to wait for the next delivery

The difference between the Data and Simulator Cable is that the Simulator Cable got only two cables for Ground and PPM output and the Data cable got 3 cables for Ground TX and RX port.

So what you want to do is cut your USB side of the data cable and solder it up to a 3.5mm headphone jack. You will probably have to check yourself which cable goes where but these pictures of the PINs will probably help you.

Solder the grounds together (s-video ground is the ring around)
Solder one of each remaining cables of the S video to your 3.5mm jack left or right canal cable doesnt matter which.

Now we have working flysky data cable with headphone jack instead of usb.
Our right and left channel of the 3.5mm jack is going to the "TX" and "RX" output (see in the picture) of the Transmitter
But that's not what we wanted. To gain access to the "PPM" output of the TX we will have to short circuit two pins.

I did this by just putting a stiff cable into the "PPM" and "TX" ouput of the Transmitter. Now the S-video cable goes a little bit harder into the Transmitter but it's fine. I attached a picture showing how it looks now

Done !

How to get the Transmitter working in your Simulator (with SmartPropoPlus etc.) is shown in other Blogposts. Check these out for more information. This topic is more than saturated.

I couldnt find this help anywhere so I hope I could help you.
I'm happy to help if you got any questions.

Happy Flying !