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Posted by akkteck | Today @ 07:06 AM | 123 Views
Drone racing: First Person View (FPV)
Drone racing: First Person View (FPV) (1 min 40 sec)

At an abandoned warehouse in Melbourne's west, about 30 drone racers have spent hours custom building their multi-rotor machines and fitting them with onboard cameras. Known as FPV racing - or first person view - the racers use special goggles, some held together with gaffer tape, giving them a drone's-eye view. Read more: http://ab.co/1B3Digm | via Lateline's Jason Om
Posted by RustyK | Today @ 05:34 AM | 165 Views


Posted by Skelts1968 | Today @ 03:59 AM | 261 Views
Hi guys first attempt at an rc build. Guillows p51. Servos temporarily fitted just making shaw there in the right position. Any help or advice welcome.
Posted by Julia Xu | Today @ 02:27 AM | 299 Views
Hi everybody. I'm new here. Recently, I heard someone's battery catched fire when charging. Let's talk about which lipo batteres you use.
Posted by akkteck | Yesterday @ 10:39 PM | 433 Views
AKK inventory clearance for new arrivals, AKK has always been the lowest price in the world , now half lower than the lowest price in the history.

AKK K33 $17.99
Special Price $8.99

Double screen display and push buttons to change channels and frequencies. AKK K33 is able to stall on drones with just a little or even without soldering. The transmitter is compatible with any 5.8GHz receivers. This one is perfect for flying in average area and the 40 channels allow you to find one without interference.

40 channels, cover A, b, E ,F, r bands
Push button to change channels and frequencies
Double LED display for Channel and Frequency
Power off memory: replay the very last frequency band and channel
It supports full range of 40 channels including raceband

This 5.8GHz 40CH FPV transmitter has double push buttons for easy changing CH and FR.
40 channels: Cover A, b, E, F, r bands. Small size and light weight.

Video Format: NTSC/PAL
Output Impedance: 50 Ohm
Transmitting distance: > 3000m (open area)
Antenna connector: RP-SMA connector
Operating Voltage: 7-20 V
Output Voltage(VOUT): 5 V
Supply current: 280 mA
Operating Temperature: -10 +85 ℃
Video Band Width: 0-8.0 MHz
Audio carrier Frequency: 6.5 MHz
Video Input Level: 0.8,1.0,1.2 Vp-p
Video Input Impedance: 75 Ohm
Audio Input Level: 0.5 ,2.0 Vp-p
Audio Input Impedance: 10K Ohm
Weight: 15g

Package includes:
1X5.8G FPV transmitter
1X5.8G antenna
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Posted by Gary Chen | Yesterday @ 10:17 PM | 448 Views
Yangda Security auto object tracking module (AOTM,including SD version and HD version)is a device that tracks the static/moving target in the complex background of UAV and other high-speed moving platforms on a real-time basis.

It is developed based on military grade tracking system,so it is very accurate and reliable.
Currently it works with 3 zoom cameras:SKY EYE-I 1080P,SKY EYE-18HZ 1080P and SKY EYE-30HZ.

Tracking module wiring and control introduction
Yangda object tracking module for drone zoom camera (4 min 1 sec)

Car tracking
Auto Object Tracking Module Ground Test (0 min 21 sec)
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Posted by JimPayne | Yesterday @ 10:14 PM | 436 Views
Want to buy Senior Telemaster in the Texas Area.
Would Like to connect with others interested in Long Range FPV and data collection.
Posted by Big_mike94 | Yesterday @ 10:05 PM | 429 Views
Basically I just got into rc cars I was on a small budget so I bought the dromida 1:18 monster truck for a hundred not to bad just starting out that way I can upgrade it my question is there a bigger longer lasting battery with out going to the brushless motor upgrade with the Lipo battery? And is there a good brushless motor I should put in with it an what "esc" I think it's called.
Posted by Vikram Bhamre | Yesterday @ 09:54 PM | 436 Views
I recently crashed my racing drone and the motors stopped spinning. When I plug in my Lipo the motors twich however, my Spf3 does not complete the full starting tune. It simply beeps 3 short times. I have gone onto Betaflight and tried turning the motor on but there is no response. Please help. The drone was working before the crash.
Posted by Bad Company | Yesterday @ 09:41 PM | 439 Views
Just a few interesting Pic's from some recent flights.
Posted by UpNup | Yesterday @ 06:37 PM | 555 Views
My reliable foamie with 60+ flights in her was stored in a hot garage before flying in 90 degree temps. Didn't dream that the heat and choppy winds would loosen the cellophane tape. After flying loops and rolls for 7 mins., I'm lining the Champ S+ for landing into the wind when the tape lets go.

It was spectacular.

Somehow the bottom half of the nose sheared off and the prop cut thru the right fuse side before I could cut the throttle. Wires held it together in a slowish death spiral. Landed in grass.

But hey, a bit of Gorilla glue and it's ready to go with some new character lines and a wiser pilot.
Posted by mlilasic | Yesterday @ 05:40 PM | 623 Views
Review (ip) of MJX B6 Bugs 6 - entery-level FPV RTF racing drone from MJX R/C Technic

Finally, my Bugs6 entery-level RTF racing drone came.
This quad looks amazing to me. I really like the design with sharp lines and black-red-green color palette.

This is my first quad from MJX R/C Technic company and I already see that they put lot of effort and designing time into this product. I am so excited about this product as this is my first "real" RTF kit and I am very interested in how will it perform against my self made drones.
I say "real" RTF kit because, really, all you need to fly FPV with this kit are 4 x AA batteries for transmitter. Everything else is neatly packed and protected inside beautifully designed box (my order was top model with camera, FPV monitor with built in video receiver and battery and goggles for monitor).

NOTE: You have several options when ordering regarding level of equipment which comes in Bugs6 RTF kit and price is very tempting also:
  1. only drone&transmitter
  2. drone&transmitter+FPV camera
  3. drone&transmitter+FPV camera+FPV monitor
  4. and (my order) top packet: drone&transmitter+FPV camera+FPV monitor + goggles for FPV monitor

In the box (my order is top packet):
1 x MJX Bugs 6 Quadcopter
1 x Transmitter
1 x 7.4V 25C 1300mAh LiPo Battery
4 x Spare Blade
1 x Blance charger
1 x USB charging cable
1 x Propeller fixing mount
1 x Manual
1 x FPV monitor with built in video receiver and battery + USB charging cable
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Posted by BernardW | Yesterday @ 04:26 PM | 636 Views
I'd been asked by a couple of people to desctibe this design in its design role as a trainer, here goes. I'd say it's really pretty good, but these days I don't know any in production as a kit or ARF. Not too many people would be mad enough now to build their own trainer from scratch as I did, but I love it. Now I'm flying solo, it's stable and easy to fly, so long as you set that CG forwards. The plan shows the forward point at the back edge of the wing spar, my last instructor adjusted it to the front edge, and that's pretty good, positive stability and it tends to return to stable flight.

What I like about it though, is it's not a *basic* trainer, in fact this is almost the same design as the RCM Advanced Trainer, and the plain RCM Trainer (very minor differences with the latter, can't find any with the advanced). It's faster, for one thing, but I hasten to add it's still very easy to fly, you just need to keep up a little airspeed, so those turns come up a little sooner but it's no problem and still well behaved. As soon as the airspeed drops below a certain point it really starts sinking. That takes away one problem I find with today's light ARF trainers, they float and sometimes don't want to settle. You can always point the nose down and dive, but you'll build up too much speed, lessons teach you to sink for the ground, not dive for it, when it's time to approach for landing. Turns are good and steady, but I just found out you do want to learn to use coordinated...Continue Reading
Posted by readysetdrone | Yesterday @ 03:27 PM | 663 Views
If you love flying your drone, check out out cool drone related T-Shirts!
Cool Drone T-Shirts! (1 min 47 sec)

Posted by readysetdrone | Yesterday @ 03:25 PM | 662 Views
Looking for a backpack to hold your DJI Mavic, laptop and much more? Check out the Lowepro Droneguard BP 250!
Mavic Pro Backpack Review - Lowepro Droneguard BP 250 (7 min 19 sec)

Posted by Late99 | Yesterday @ 03:09 PM | 663 Views
I managed to participate also the second round of Finnish championships league. Surprisingly the weather was again sunny, only the wind was a bit gusty causing challenging landing conditions for several competitors.

Several of the competitors also continued directly to Nordic F3A championships held in Denmark (Lassi won the championship).
  • FAI 1st: Lassi Nurila
  • Nordic 1st: Emma Tuunala
  • Sport 1st: me

Posted by RickC_RCAV8R | Yesterday @ 02:54 PM | 695 Views
Gentlemen :

Last weekend saw a day trip with my mate Frank (Mountainrider) to a local hydro transmission corridor east of Castlegar . I hadn't visited this area in quite a few years and was anxious to go . This trip , I decided to take along the Chaotic quadcopter which I had rigged with a DVR camcorder .

Most of the morning was spent looking for an old trail I hadn't travelled since 1974 when I was in high school . Although , we did find some segments of this original trail , Frank's idea of visiting an alpine lake appealed more . The trip into the mountain side to get to this lake only saw one minor obstacle of a fallen tree which we had to winch ourselves over . The Polaris RAZOR has ample power for performing these types of operations , blazing new trails or going thru mud bogs which we found later on .

The alpine lake has very impressive scenery in my opinion . After a quick lunch at this small camp spot , I grabbed the Chaotic and stuffed in a fresh battery . I noted that I had a chipped prop from the trip but decided to fly anyway , IF I would take it easy using the throttle . It was a nice uneventful flight over the lake . My thoughts were to weigh the risks of flying over this frigid water temp glacial lake without any floatation installed on the quad and any possibility of having to go swimming for any wreckage .

Frank shot these pix shown here . The flight video did not turn out at all as the memory card in the DVR was toast ! A major...Continue Reading
Posted by carcynic | Yesterday @ 01:10 PM | 749 Views
I found these on eBay:

"TTS" RC Battery Cell Checker/Logger.

Basic specs:

1.3 inch Color LCD screen
2S - 6S Battery
90A max current (Battery Logger)
JST Balance Connectors (Cell Checker)
XT-60 Connectors (Battery Logger) (Deans "T" adapters included)
Adjustable Low Voltage Alarm
English or Chinese language selectable

I wasn't able to find much information about them, so I decided to do a mini video review:

CarCynic Review: "TTS" LiPo Cell Checker and Logger (6 min 6 sec)

Posted by jo53_253 | Yesterday @ 12:42 PM | 763 Views
hi im selling a brand new hubsan x4 air pro for 190$ or o.b.o !its literally only flew 3 times and then got a dji spark and thats the real reason i am selling it... there is absolutely nothing wrong with the drone and its all good as you would expect if you bought it from a online store and only good thing about it not having to wait long from it shipping from china and for a good best price. its in the box with all components charger, battery, extra propellers, wifi adapter/ instructions in there, tool for removing and adding propellers, eveyrthing that comes with when you buy one from a store. if you are interested or have any questions feel free to shoot me a email or text and i am willing to ship out in the U.S. just pay for shipping cost . or o.b.o thank you!
email: josemmoreno826@gmail.com
text/call: (213)542-0387