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Posted by old4570 | Jan 29, 2017 @ 08:42 PM | 3,485 Views
At last all the parts are here ..
And I can go about converting on of my Trex 450 V2 from belt drive to torque tube ..
Posted by old4570 | Jan 26, 2017 @ 09:28 PM | 3,168 Views
Does every one have their 80th anniversary OS glow plug ?
Posted by old4570 | Jan 23, 2017 @ 10:17 PM | 2,978 Views


Holly smoke batman !
Dont know about the propellers ? ( Might be ok )

Product page

I need more money !
Posted by old4570 | Jan 21, 2017 @ 03:42 AM | 3,376 Views
Went to the local park ..
Was a little on the breezy / windy side ..
Flew it in the Bush league mode , and it was really bush league to fly ( Easy )
( Bound to my Devo 7e )
It handles the wind ( moderate ) rather well ..

Observations

1) Good flight time
2) Lacks power
3) Very easy to fly
4) Head hold is strong ( Good )
5) No need to mess with rates or anything
6) I did reverse the rudder ( Suits my flying style )

I picked mine up at a great price compared to what the usual price is , so after Parking it I can say its probably a great little quad bound to a actual Tx .
Flying it with a iPhone ( ???? ) , I don't know about that .. I don't even like the toy transmitters some quads / heli's come with .. Just nasty !

My brother got himself a Hubbsan ( I cant remember which one ) , one of the really small ones with camera .
But the wind was too much for it .. Probably due to the lack of control input ( set to tame ) ..

Anyhow , the Walkera came home in perfect condition , offered no nasty surprises and was very easy to set up ..
The only issue I had was binding it to my Tx , some 20 attempts before it actually took hold ( Bind ) ..
Seems a lot of people are having problems binding Walkera products to Devo transmitters ( ?? )
Does it really need to be so hard ? ( Walkera )
Posted by old4570 | Jan 19, 2017 @ 12:40 AM | 3,204 Views
Walkera QR W100S came today ..
Had a heck of a time trying to bind it to my 7e ..
Just didn't want to take ..
After about 20 attempts , it finally took hold ( successfully bound )
Now if only some one knew the WIFI password ...
Posted by old4570 | Jan 17, 2017 @ 08:11 AM | 2,878 Views
Love my dash cams ! Would not go out on the road without them .
These hardwire kits could be used for other applications as well .. ( Just depends on your imagination )
Anyhow , the first one arrived today so I set about testing it .







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Posted by old4570 | Jan 16, 2017 @ 07:04 PM | 3,039 Views
I have to stop spending money !

The last straw is the 9xr Pro I just ordered ( Ok I have wanted the Pro for a while - since it came out )

Frsky module
Multi protocol Module + Case
Walkera Quad
Some engines ( HB and Rossi 15 )
OS 80th anniversary glow plug
Taps and dies
Watt Meter
Spyderco C81
Baofeng GT3 TP
Baofeng Battery ( the big one )
LR44 Batteries
Dial Caliper ( cheap one )
Digital Caliper ( Cheap one )
Hardwire kits x2 for Dash cameras ( low voltage cut off ones to save car battery )
USB Charge doctors
Dummy loads
5 in 1 Battery meter
Torque tube mod for one of my 450 V2 copters
Power Bank
2s Lipo for my Crawler

Seriously , Xmas is over !!!!
I need to stop spending .......

Enough stuff to keep me busy for a while .... Butt !!!!
There are still a few things I " WANT ! "
There is this cute little FPV Micro
There is this 250 FPV quad
The DLG glider

Posted by old4570 | Jan 14, 2017 @ 08:19 PM | 2,884 Views
Went flying this morning :
I took my WLToys 959 ( Bound to my i10 )

My brother got himself a MJX X102H ..
So here are my thoughts ..
1) I really dont like the inverted propellers ( With good reason )
2) Headless mode was problematic - For some reason I would be flying and suddenly the controls would reverse .. ( Strange )
3) Probably a great beginner quad ( Stable ) , but it was really hard to try and get it to perform ( Mild hot dogging )
4) Over all I became very bored with the X102H after about 1/4 battery .

What I like .. Push the button to lift off , push the button to land .. ( Good for those starting )
Very stable , and easy to fly . ( Would most likely be a good camera platform )
Good flight time .

Anyhow , my brother was in headless mode and suddenly he said he lost control ( I think the controls reversed on him ) and he was forced to land in some long grass ...

Well two motors smell like they are burned out as a result ..
I asked him to open up the X102H before assuming it's just the motors ..
The reversed propellers look like they will be a pain as far as long grass etc goes . ( Not a fan )

Oh well !
My 959 flew rather well , I had no issues ( was relatively calm ) ..
I may have to bump the rates to get it to fly a little hotter ..
Posted by old4570 | Jan 12, 2017 @ 03:14 AM | 3,500 Views


Product page @ Banggood


Ooooh man !
I think I want a new transmitter ...
Been thinking about a freesky module for the 9XR , Butt !!! This new transmitter looks fantastic ...
I can't wait to see what the reviews are like ..
Posted by old4570 | Jan 01, 2017 @ 03:49 AM | 6,201 Views
WLToys 12428 steering problem fixed (2 min 39 sec)


Fixed the steering !

I went out today and the steering just went bad ..
So I had to pull the WLToys 12428 apart .

So what is the root cause of the problem ?

= Binding ..

There is a steering block (Slider ) that travels through a guide and the tolerances are just too tight ..
So when you drive your buggy and grime builds up , so does friction .
Thing is to just make the fits more lose , just enough so as not to bind ..

Steering is just really good now after a little tweaking ..