Posted by EWRFXL | Nov 01, 2021 @ 05:21 AM | 15,306 Views
FPV LCD Little Pilot Bracket Remote Control Phone Tablet Monitor Extension Holder Bracket Mount Clip Front Controller Stand


Features:
This is a custom designed mount that is specifically for monitors!
When clamped in, the mount is very secure.

Package includes:
1 x Mount Holder

RC Maker Store: FPV Little Pilot Bracket is only $6.9
Posted by GEMFAN ts | Nov 01, 2021 @ 02:22 AM | 16,012 Views
They're spooky and they are here!
New Hurricane MCK 51466 V2 and SE Halloween Props(MCK V2 for Racing & Freestyle 4S for Freestyle) by Gemfanhobby. FAST AND MENACING!
Make sure to get them soon from your favorite retailer.
US
RaceDayQuads https://www.racedayquads.com
GetFPV https://www.getfpv.com/
PiroFlip-RC https://pyrodrone.com/
NewBeeDrone https://newbeedrone.com
ProgressiveRC https://www.progressiverc.com
Canada
AirBlade UAV http://airbladeuav.com/
France
Drone FPV Racer https://www.drone-fpv-racer.com
Germany
RC-Hangar15 https://shop.rc-hangar15.de/
UK
Hobby-RC https://www.hobbyrc.co.uk
Czech Republic
Rotorama https://www.rotorama.cz
Romania
https://iflyfpv.ro/
Korea
수성RC https://smartstore.naver.com/ssrc/
Helinet www.helinet.co.kr
India
https://quadkart.in/
The Philippines
http://www.pinoyfpv.com/
Japan
Goldstones http://goldstonejapan.cart.fc2.com/
HK
https://flysmart.boutir.com/
Aliexpress
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/1805189
Posted by lawrence4 | Oct 31, 2021 @ 07:50 PM | 14,673 Views
http://rc-plans.com/plans/bd-5-1.jpg

Plan Download from : http://rc-plans.com/catalog/item24.html

Material 6mm KT-board ( original design use depron)
Wingspan 35"
Motor 2212-6 2200KV
ESC 30A+
Propeller APC 6*4E
Battery 3S 1800~2200mAh
Servo 2~3 * 9g
Weight 570g
C.G position: 1/2" in front of centre of wing spar.
Posted by burkefj | Oct 31, 2021 @ 06:28 PM | 14,255 Views
1/25 scale Avro Vulcan R/C Highpower Rocket glider. 4" diameter, 41" length, 47" wingspan, doubled 6mm depron wing and tail with carbon reinforcement. 32 ounces ready to fly using Aerotech composite 29mm H-13 longburn(17 second) rocket motor to 1200' altitude. Maiden and 2nd flight.

1/25 scale Avro Vulcan R/C Highpower Rocket glider (8 min 4 sec)



Two more great Vulcan flights today!

1/25 scale Avro Vulcan Bomber R/C rocket glider highpower rocket flight (7 min 15 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Alex fpv | Oct 31, 2021 @ 03:27 PM | 14,402 Views
I am not sure where I can find a battery with a male plug that looks like that and I am also not sure where the white plug would go im guessing it goes into the receiver but I am not sure. They both come out of the switch on the same side and on the other side of the switch comes out 3 wires which plugs into the receiver. This is from the 80s and not sure if I should it change out to a servo connector. Any information or theories help.
Posted by sxjack | Oct 31, 2021 @ 10:31 AM | 14,548 Views
My published designs for Spektrum telemetry sensors are on github along with a few other bits and pieces.

https://github.com/sxjack
Posted by Risto | Oct 31, 2021 @ 07:43 AM | 15,615 Views
Here's an index to my blog posts. Click the link to directly open a blog post. The entries are numbered, latest entries have a higher number.

Building & debugging OpenTX
#1: Step-by-step guide to building (custom) OpenTX firmware under Ubuntu Linux
#2: Exploring and debugging OpenTX/EdgeTX with Qt Creator IDE under Ubuntu Linux
#3: Step-by-step guide to building (custom) OpenTX firmware under 64-bit Windows 10
#4: Exploring and debugging OpenTX with Qt Creator IDE under 64-bit Windows 10

Building & debugging EdgeTX
#19: Step-by-step guide to building EdgeTX firmware under Ubuntu Linux
#20: Step-by-step guide to building EdgeTX firmware under 64-bit Windows 10

Native MAVLink & MAVLink telemetry with OpenTX
#5: Native MAVLink telemetry with RadioMaster TX16S (w/o having to use Mav2PT converter)
#6: Modified Yaapu telemetry widget to support OlliW MavSDK/native MAVLink on OpenTX

RadioMaster TX16S modifications
#7: RadioMaster TX16S tray modification
#8: RadioMaster TX16S stick pot dial modification
#9: RadioMaster TX16S DFU button modification
#13 RadioMaster TX16S 6-position switch firmware (written from scratch)
#14: RadioMaster TX16S SPI Flash readout
#15: RadioMaster TX16S breakout board
#16: RadioMaster TX16S mainboard
#17: RadioMaster TX16S schematic diagram
#18: RadioMaster TX16S electronic circuit improvement ideas
#21: RadioMaster TX16S enhanced roller board
#22: RadioMaster TX16S custom enhanced mainboard (work in progress)

DIY electronics
#10: USB2PPM Interface for controlling a remote device from PC

DragonLink related
#5: Native MAVLink telemetry with RadioMaster TX16S (w/o having to use Mav2PT converter)
#11: Disabling all RF emissions of DragonLink V3 WiFi+BT ESP32 module

Futaba related
#12: Futaba TM-10 FASST module / T10CG internal module serial communication

RadioKing TX18S
#23: Diagnosing and solving system hang on RadioKing TX18S, while turning on the internal Multimodule
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Oct 31, 2021 @ 06:27 AM | 15,714 Views
FlowState - The FPV Drone Documentary

This will be available to stream on the Golden Gate Film Festival in November.
The film premieres on Monday, November 8, 6:00 PM PST however you can also view the film any time between November 9-14.

You can get tickets to this for $15 via the https://www.goldengateinternationalfilmfestival.com/ website and is something many of us have been looking forward to seeing.


JB has more info on this in his video here

You can finally stream FlowState: the FPV Drone Documentary online worldwide (2 min 8 sec)

Posted by Tazkiller85 | Oct 31, 2021 @ 04:38 AM | 14,177 Views
🧐Yep Les Amis,
Léger, Maniable et Efficace ! ... Nous testons aujourd'hui un vélo électrique particulièrement léger, 18,5 kg pour ce FIIDO D4S. Pliable et donc portable, vous pourrez le balader dans votre coffre de voiture ou camping car. 3 modes de propulsion différents, manuel, VAE ou électrique ( le mode électrique devra être désactivé pour le réseau routier français ) et environ 40km d'autonomie.
Une transmission manuelle à 6 vitesses Shimano, un cadre aluminium à grosses sections, des pneus de 20", une chaine KMC et deux freins à disque sont synonyme de qualité et garantissent une utilisation fiable, sécurisante et confortable. En bref, un très bon compromis entre un VTT et un mini vélo pliable pour un investissement minimum (600€ après remise) ... Prenez soin de vous (et des autres) et merci à tous pour votre soutien .


FIIDO D4s Vélo 20" pliable - Review Test Démo - Législation et Utilisations (28 min 53 sec)


🧐NOTATAZ : 17.5/20 Bon rapport qualité prix !!!

Chez FIIDO :
- D4S 612€ (coupon D4SKol005 ) : https://bit.ly/2Zuist3
Chez Banggood (Vente Flash + Coupon) :
- D4S 605€ (coupon BGD4S202105) : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/K33R0QsGBB
Chez Amazon.fr :
- D4S 729€ : https://amzn.to/2ZFGTE8

Autres Engins vus en vidéo :
- Vélo Elec 27" Eleglide M1 Plus : https://amzn.to/38scGJR
- Eleglide D1 (-50€ avec ce coupon P6NHYW27) : https://amzn.to/39LFGN0
- Vélo Pliant Niubility B14 15Ah...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 30, 2021 @ 06:56 PM | 16,652 Views
Every iteration of robo rudolf gets better & this year was definitely a big leap.

Orange PLA with a brown sharpie made a surprisingly realistic woodgrain texture. The lion kingdom couldn't afford to dunk it in wood stain. It was surprising to find brown sharpies still in existence, in a time when 31 flavors of ice cream are the enemy of equality.


It was designed in a time when 25 zip ties were $1. 3mm zip ties aren't even made anymore. A better design would use bolts. The new nose mount could use a lot of changes to make it easier to screw in the clamps & use string instead of zip ties....Continue Reading
Posted by Old_Pilot | Oct 30, 2021 @ 01:24 PM | 17,555 Views
Finished fitting out the wing, shaped the leading edge, located the aileron servos, sanded all the flight surfaces, and then hinged all the control surfaces. Random thought: Since this thing looks like the love child of the Bloody Mess and the Ultra Stik, I'm thinking of renaming her the Stiky Mess.

Fuselage tomorrow
Posted by BlackstarFPV | Oct 30, 2021 @ 11:14 AM | 16,050 Views
So here we are...94 degree, October 28th @ 4PM on a Thursday afternoon in Orange County CA. We can only get better from here
Posted by RC Roundtable | Oct 30, 2021 @ 10:12 AM | 15,690 Views
Episode 139: "Secret Stash" is now live!
http://www.rcroundtable.com/podcasts...pisode_139.mp3

In this live video episode, the gang talks about the gems and duds in Terry's recent lot buy...and lots of other stuff. As usual for a live show, there's no topic menu. Just sit back and enjoy.

You can visit our website at RCRoundtable.com 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 nsg | Oct 30, 2021 @ 08:50 AM | 15,942 Views
Misc notes, mostly for myself

Empty airframe ~4300g, firewall to spinner backplate 170mm.

Component placement:
Tail moment measured at wing tube 0.5kG * 52" = 26 kG-inch (suspended the airframe at wing tube, placed tailwheel on a scale, got 500 gram-force)
So components, when installed, should create an equivalent nose moment.

3 tail servos + hardware at ~44", 3*80G * 44" = -10.6kG*inch
motor + prop + spinner + standoffs, 1.4kG*18" = 25.2 kG*inch
ESC, 240G*12" = 2.9 kG*inch
Total for fixed position components, 25.2 + 2.9 - 10.6 = 17.5 kG*inch . This is a rough estimate, so I'm disregarding components close to the CoG, such as wing servos, Rx battery, etc.

Batteries may be moved to adjust CoG, so
batteries, 1.3kG *x, where x is between 3" and 10" (accessible battery tray)

x = (26 - 17.5)/1.3 = 8.5 kG*inch/1.3kG = 6.5", which gives adequate room for adjustments with the rudder servo in the tail. So rudder servo in the tail.

Powerplant options:
- eAnSys competition gearbox (in transit now), configured to match EF Xpwr60
- DualSky GA6000-180 (in transit now)
- Falcon 24x10, wood and CF (start with wood, once confident in the airframe, swap out for CF)
Will use a combo of regular/XXL EF standoffs for eAnSys at ~160g, XXL standoffs for Dualsky at ~120g.

ESC: Castle Edge 160HV
Batteries: SMC 2x6s5300mah. EF recommends 4000-5000mah. I expect the eAnsys setup to come approx. 200g under the recommended Xpwr60, so I can afford the batteries to be slightly heavier.

"And perhaps it will fly. We shall see!"

Edit: it did fly, and what a lovely plane it is. The c.o.g. calculations ended up a couple inches off: my batteries start ~6" from the firewall and end about 1/3 inside the cowl. My eAnSys gearbox is 1100g as installed. If your electric powerplant is less than ~1000g installed (i.e., including standoffs, bolts, etc. - all you need to attach it to the firewall), you might consider pull-pull for the rudder servo.
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Oct 30, 2021 @ 07:31 AM | 15,818 Views
My "Swap Meet Orphan" Super Ringmaster, Ole Blue, takes to the air over Breezy Hill late on the second day of the 2021 Worldwide Ringmaster Fly-a-Thon. on October 3rd.

The flight was a spur-of-the-moment thought as I drove to Breezy Hill, and had me stopping in to Walmart for some cheap LED lights for a night flight later in the day.

With one light on the outboard wingtip, pointed down, and another on the inboard wingtip pointed outward at the fuse, Ole Blue was launched into the night over Breezy Hill's Crop Circle.

The old Sterling Kit got in two flights (and survived) before we called it a night.


"Night Moves" Ole Blue Goes for an Evening Flight (2 min 49 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 29, 2021 @ 04:53 PM | 20,698 Views
Guys,

Took my old but, reliable Park Zone T-28 Trojan (NAVY) to the RC Club field and it flew two flights. The first without any issues nor bad effects and the landing was picture perfect. The only observations was that I needed some Up Trim which was very strange as I had never had to touch the trim in all these years. Thought maybe it was something to do with me mechanically adjusting the Rudder Clevis for addition Rudder Authority for knife Edge Flight.

The second (2nd) flight it exhibited some strange looks from the horizontal Stab and looked twisted up in the air, especially with airspeed so, I landed quickly.

At the setup table it was my horror to see that the entire Tail Boom flexed something terrible and the Top Tail Boom FUSE began to separate at the FUSE factory joint.

For those with older Park Zone T-28 (NAVY) Trojans, please be on the look-out for this!

Used Gorilla Wood Glue and it solved the issue.
Posted by UpNup | Oct 29, 2021 @ 04:21 PM | 18,490 Views
A year ago I bought what I thought was a German WW2 plastic model by Tamiya. It was at an estate sale for just $.25. They retail for at least $40. It was just an old box of sprue. Well, this past June when I attended a scale model show, I bought this 1:48 scale version of the Do335A-12 trainer that the allies called Anteater.

But the Swastica and what it stood for bugged me. Tamiya had included the decal for it in the kit. So I researched if the plane had ever been captured. It was! The U.S. Army found two nearly finished, marked it, and flew one to England. The RAF marked over the US insignia.

Just something different. In this kit build, I tried to upgrade my airbrush skills and masking a very specific pattern. Masking two cockpit canopies was difficult. This build was strictly out of the box, so I used the decal seat belts, but I hand painted the instrument panel. I used some pastel chalk on the engine exhaust stains and wheels. I also hand painted over the German marking with a small brush and olive drab paint.

So, at one point I had a perfectly good German Warbird. However, I kept going. I tried to simulate the Allies using their color of paint abs nothing sprayed on. I held my breath when I applied the British decals right over the US star. They stuck just fine with no slivering. There is some bleed through on the marking and that was intentional....Continue Reading
Posted by Old_Pilot | Oct 29, 2021 @ 03:18 PM | 18,935 Views
OK, that's enough for one day..nap time.

And the moment (pun intended) of truth for an I-section spar..42" span, and a 20 lb chunk of lead at mid-span...I won't bore you with the math...suffice it to say that the wing will take anything I throw at it...... except the ground...stop laughing...LOL