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Posted by GTOGreg | Today @ 02:14 PM | 1 Views
Included below is a listing of the components that I will be using to build the “Frankendrone”. Not all of the parts listed for this build will be new, my brother is upgrading his current model and I will be fortunate enough to get a few of his hand-me-downs. This is great because it will keep the cost down, which is important because I want my first build to be something that I can learn to fly without worrying too much about breaking it, plus leave room for future upgrades.

Frame: Space One FPV - Formula 220X Racer
(I am super stoked about this frame, good durability typically runs @ $100.00, but found it on sale at $28.00. This was gifted it to me for this build.)

• 4.5 mm Formula One 220 Quasi-Isotropic Carbon Fiber Unibody Frame
• 2 mm Top plate
• White G10 FPV Plate
• 6x Standoffs
• 2 x Carbon Fiber Camera mount plate
• 12 x Stainless Steel Screws
• High quality rubberized Velcro strap
• Landing Pads

Flight Controller: F4 Advanced Flight Controller - (MPU6000, STM32F405)
(This is a great flight controller at a great price $ 26.99. This was also gifted for this build.)

• Weight: 5g
• 36mm x 36mm (standard 30.5mm between mounting holes)
• Support raceflight and betaflight firmware, default is BF.
• Use MPU6000 accelerometers and gyroscopes
• Gyro and MCU have 3.3V independent power supply
• Support LED strip and blackbox
• Has outputs for up to 6 motors (ESCs)
• Three available hardware UART ports
• Built in inverter for SBUS input
•...Continue Reading
Posted by charles hidalgo | Today @ 02:00 PM | 7 Views
Hyperlite floss V2 5" frame
Hyperlite 2307-2722 motors
HobbyWing XROTOR Flight Control System F4
XRotor Micro 40A 4in1 BLHeli-S DShot600
Runcam micro swift
DYS vtx
HQ 5x4.3x3 Props
Spektrum autobind race rx
Posted by 1terri.hayner | Today @ 01:47 PM | 24 Views
I tried the progressive.com process. It did not list any vehicles. Should I try the name different ways as well as address? Anyone know a fast way to see how many titles are in one persons name?

Posted by Slayer6307 | Today @ 12:28 PM | 70 Views
I have just got a eachine aurora 90 flysky hooked it up everything was great set up flight modes and so on . All I did was change it to motor spin on arming and hit save and reboot that's where everything went wrong. Everything works osd camera receiver is bond but I get no input from transmitter. Unfortunately I had not save the dump yet I found one on here tried it and the same problem it seemed to be for frsky mine is flysky does that matter , I did make the changes for it to flysky receiver. Any help would be great ....thanks
Posted by aerosurfer | Today @ 10:40 AM | 124 Views
Now only USD110 @ BG because of the anniversary. And yes of course it's an advertisement but the prize is so low you seriously have to buy it!

WORLD RECORD! WORLDS FASTEST MICRO DRONE $126- Eachine Lizard95 review (14 min 34 sec)

Posted by TPfingston | Today @ 10:01 AM | 164 Views
Apparently, I still can't get finished with any of my existing projects so I have again resorted to an (ugh) ARF. While not fond of ARF's, I have liked the flyability (is that a word) of the Ugly Stik line of models. I have owned several over the years including Little Stiks, Middle Stiks, 40 sized, 60 sized and several scratch built from kit plans and some from plans that I drew up. Its just a good flying airplane.

So I decided to try the Great Planes ElectoStik, and a quick order to Tower Hobbies and a 2 day wait and I had one in my hands. I bought the ARF airframe only. I still prefer to provide my own 'innards'.

My Stik is as follows:

Heads Up RC Power 15 motor
FMS 50 Amp ESC
Turnigy 3.6 Amp 3s battery
Hitec Aurora 9 transmitter
Hitec Optima 7 receiver
4 Emax 3103 17 gram servos
11 x 5.5 APC prop
AUW is 3.7 lbs

I had to buy the motor and the servos, everything else I already had on hand. I could have gone with servos on hand but I only had 9 gram servos and I figured something a little bigger would be appropriate., The Emax 17 gram servos are a perfect fit in the precut servo mounting holes. I did not have a 15 sized motor. Everything I had was either too small or too big.

I was concerned about the motor since Tower was recommending a 25 sized motor but according to their weight specs the Power 15 would provide at least 100 watts or more per pound so I thought that I would try it. I have not tested the power setup but Heads Up rates their...Continue Reading
Posted by Pacem_Lumine | Today @ 09:12 AM | 178 Views
I was shocked to open the carton I received from DJI and find evidence of Incompetence.

If you want the meat directly just skip to #1.
So, rewind to the beginning but I'll keep it short. I sent a Phantom 3 Professional to DJI for some repairs and once it was all done they sent it back. The pictures show how I received it. Note that this was a gimbal replacement or repair, and that it is sometimes the only option because they are not so freely supplying replacement gimbals for this model, have never supplied parts, and have been making an effort to clap back all such repairs to their service center. OK Fine, the cost is reasonable but "throwing it in a box and sending it home" is bad practice. Imagine trying to jump through the hoops on this, and the additional month of waiting for the fix and repair. Yes it was sent in on 7-19 and it is now 8-17 when received back. Some of this time is definitely shipping but it is still a long time without the aircraft, for no reason at all, if it has to be done over.

1.) Incompetent packing. There isn't enough wadded-up paper in there to keep the unit's transport case in one spot. This means that every time UPS throws, drops, kicks or otherwise abuses the outer carton, the transport case flies around inside the large outer carton. Gravity being what it is, it's equivalent to repeatedly dropping the transport case on any random side.

2.) The dingbats put the transport case into the carton upside down. I guess it is...Continue Reading
Posted by eye4wings | Today @ 08:22 AM | 208 Views
Anyone trying to visit the Traplet shop on line recently will have been met with a message that THE SHOP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

This is to confirm that Traplet are in liquidation - but the good news (for some) is that their range of plans and parts have been taken over by Sarik Hobbies (who used to produce the plastic moulded parts for Traplet). Here is their announcement:


At the moment I don't know if they are going to keep Traplet's numbering system or come up with one of their own.
As information becomes available I plan to update earlier blog entries accordingly.


EDIT: A prompt reply from Kevin Crozier who is now working for Sarik Hobbies confims that for the time being the MW plan reference numbers will remain in use so all previous information remains the same except that plan purchasers will deal with Sarik in stead of Traplet.

Posted by Chandler Bing | Today @ 07:38 AM | 232 Views
hello,my friends
yesterday we record this video to test Gimbal Effect about Obtain.
it's not official,how do you think of it?

recording video by Obtain (3 min 1 sec)

Posted by k4zep | Today @ 07:17 AM | 262 Views
Now folks, this is written off the cuff, sort of meandering and sharing the thoughts of an ol Fart glider guider, so go easy on me. As time permits, I'm going to explore stabilization, in gliders. More specifically, the electric glider. You must realize that as the rules now stand, not much of what I will discuss below will be usable at contest, but remember I fly my gliders 95% of the time for fun, Contest are just for fun now. Having flown gliders since 1967, Varios for 40+ years, stabilization of some form for 30 years, I am a true blue glider fanatic, a elctronics Tec for too many years, now retired,

I, now at the age of 74 find that augmentation of stability, especially in the pitch and roll axis PLUS return to home when I get beyond my "old" eyesight is helpful to keeping me in the air down the line. I realize this is not for the purest glider fanatic, but it is a tool that does enhance many of the older gliders with shorter tail moments. (It also enhances ANY glider, if the pilot doesn't mind a bit of help now and then).

First, when flying for fun, what would we like a electric glider to do in the real world. Lets see:

1. Launch easy.
2. Fly well, have no bad habits.
3. Thermal Well.
4. Land well.

Now this is a simplification. Lets look at "Launch easy". What does this mean? I guess we would like it to climb at a nice rate of climb, steady, keep it's wings level, track over the top, and transition in to level flight...Continue Reading
Posted by Zenoaheli | Today @ 07:08 AM | 253 Views
Heres my airwolf at our local field. It has 2 edf fans for more push.
Posted by wizzard363 | Today @ 03:46 AM | 355 Views
Not the dearest model out there but at just over $2K for air frame and electrics I want to get things right.
Started withe the rudder servo just to get a feel of how things will go on this build .
The Pulsar is a very well built air frame and the quality of the electrics installation should reflect that .
I made the control rod to the exact length and used ply from a spare servo frame to make the servo mount .
Used the horns that were supplied with the kit .
Very happy with the hardware package that was supplied with this model .
Posted by Hawksky Motor | Today @ 03:26 AM | 358 Views
N52SH Curved magnets
Japan 0.15mm silicone steel sheet, Japan NMB bearing,
Durable motor with best materials. 7.7g
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Any more questions please feel free to contact Sara.
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Posted by Gimbal Guy | Today @ 02:26 AM | 385 Views
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Posted by K3VDOG77 | Today @ 12:59 AM | 426 Views
Hey guys I'm new to the multirotor world. I have 2 naze32 boards. One, which is a 6d, took the firmware no problem. The other ,10dof, will not connect. Ive shorted the bootloader pads, updated drivers, but still getting failed to open serial port. Is it possible that the problem lies in the board? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Posted by TINGW | Yesterday @ 10:12 PM | 503 Views
Welcome to the hobby shop: Bonroy
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You can find many FPV products what you need in this shop
Posted by Jonnybgood3 | Yesterday @ 09:57 PM | 505 Views
Built this flying wing over the past two days it didn't cost much, but it doesn't fly well I am thinking it is tail heavy the power is equivalent to an e flight power 15, flight one hand launches great plenty of power but it deals like the control throws are double what's nesicary, resolution program in 70% Alston rates and 50% elivator, 2nd flight I am flying along on my second pass and it seems like it is horribly unstable, still too much control i tone them down 10% each try again, 3rd flight I don't have enough elevator I bring it in and clip a winglet on a bush, solution must be tail heavy? I have rocks I add 3 to the compartment and bring the rates back up 10%, flight 4 the rates are good I am not running out of elevator but the over controlling rendancy is back, solution tape a bunch of rocks to the nose if it is tail heavy this should work all of my stuff is at home the cg moved forward 1/2-3/4 of an inch in seems stable then it rolls i throttle back and it pulls a loop, broke the prop on the last rough landing,

What could the problem be?
I programmed in expo
I would really like to get this flying if at all possible it is built according to Divinity 2 plans here on rcg
Could the size motor I have be causing this? It is overpowered
I thought it could be controll rod flex but they are fairly stiff
The stall type tendencies at higher speeds are what worries me the slow speed handling is ok
Posted by UpNup | Yesterday @ 07:14 PM | 551 Views
The Ford Flivver calls for three large music wires soldered together. I found on the FB store, a $10 huge, hot soldering iron that heats to 800 watts.

To get wire, I had to strip some small gauge solid copper wire. I bought flux and lead-free silver solder. To get stability, I held down the largest wire (1/8") with a clamp. The other two music wires (3/32") were Gorilla-taped into place. (You go with what ya got.) When rigid, I wrapped the three wires with close-wound copper wire and clipped spare threads top and bottom, mashing the loose ends into the wrap.

I tried this two weeks ago and didn't clean the joint after a failed low-temp 60 watt iron attempt and got oxidation (aka rust) on the wires. I sanded off the wire down to a sheen and started from scratch.

The chisel tip was screaming hot in 10 minutes. I placed it under the copper wire cluster. The solder melted thru from the top. I was glad to have a tim pan to catch the splashing solder.

To avoid rusting, I spray painted Rust-oleum black the wire nearest the axle. The parts going up near the wing were painted Testors steel.

Note that through all of this I've had to dodge and consider those wooden faux rubber stacked doughnuts. I imagined them bursting into flame. However, just by sliding them up and down, they stayed unscathed.

The final product is an extremely wide and strong landing gear to be mounted below the 50" wingspan.
Posted by askman | Yesterday @ 06:58 PM | 571 Views
After living in Oregon for larger part of my life, we have moved to sunny and much warmer arizona and finally settling in. it has been crazy move, but thing went quite smooth since selling my old house and making the large change in my life. I do want to apologize to those in Oregon where I just didn't have time for proper farewell, but I do hate goodbyes and I hope my abrupt departure didn't cause too much problems. Still We are settling in nicely and loving the warm weather. I think we made the right move and are happy at our new place.

As part of my move, I finally picked up a Spark recently and been doing some light flight testing. What I am most impressed about, is its capability to produce very good 12mp still images. While video is pretty impressive considering its size, i do find it bit soft due to its use of center part of sensor not to mention it is only 30fps. While I don't mind having 1080only, I do wish I had 60fps, but combined with tripod mode, you can get decent video even doing pan.

One of the test that I like to run, is creating a simple pano manually. I just run timed shutter and do a slow pan. I stitch this using microsoft ICE software and I am quite happy with how it came out. not bad for single pass 15 image stitch pano. I have pretty nice backyard now . Overall, I am pretty impressed with the unit and would make good backup and pocket drone.

here is link to the full image as well