Posted by DismayingObservation | Today @ 08:36 PM | 212 Views
There's nothing quite as frustrating than to have a small, off-brand model which not only doesn't work, it never really worked properly from the start.

Late last year, I posted a blog entry regarding an RC Leading RC-126 hexacopter which arrived partially inoperative for an RCGroups review and eventually, totally inoperative.

Since then, the model has been sitting in its box, making it the only inoperative multirotor in my collection. I concluded that the transmitter is bad - or I'll soon see - since I actually found a parts source at long last! I had to order from overseas, but it's via PayPal and the company seems to have a good online reputation.

I also ordered the decorative propeller caps while I was at it since the poor little model often wound up crashing on its back. If this doesn't work, although I have every reason to believe it will, they also have the flight controller.

So, another resurrected model should soon be flying properly very soon.

Should anyone be interested in learning which outlet I used, please send me a PM since it isn't the same place which sent it in the first place.
Posted by epoxyearl | Today @ 08:23 PM | 272 Views
I received an e-mail concerning the AMA's response to John Taylor's stealing their thunder on the FAA's UAS reversal in court. No surprise there- the AMA spoke legal mumbo jumbo for a few minutes while they floundered for a plausible excuse as to why his victory will be short lived....
That doesn't surprise us either...In the back of my mind lurks the suspicion that the FAA will 'get it right' next round, and both John AND the AMA will regret their actions.
I've been flying on the local farmland, doing my thing as I've always done...The farmer doesn't care if I fly over 45 acres of pasture, and he makes me responsible, if a cow eats a model- it' s MY loss...
It's sad that the Gentleman that owns the farm for the Local Club is seeing a gradual falling off of Fliers and Visitors...That isn't due to anything the FAA and the AMA has done, though.. It's a result of age attrition and the lesser satisfaction of building and flying models in my age group.-Well maybe the dues increase had something to do with several of us not re-enlisting again...
The AMA seems to be in another dimension presently, and it'll take a few years to regain the trust of many who aren't afraid to look critically at them.. I for one won't rejoin the AMA, and although I won't encourage anyone NOT to join, I will ask them to 'look at what they're looking at' with a critical eye.
I won't hand over $75 to a friend that doesn't deserve it, and I certainly won't give any money to an Administration that wastes it.- there's no financial report, and they have no idea how many members they have. Expanding the Muncie Taj Mahal is not in the best interests of the modeling general population, and they should be placing Bricks with our names on them as tokens of Appreciation, rather than asking an outlandish sum for them..
Posted by marblekit | Today @ 05:34 PM | 495 Views
Posted by J0972 | Today @ 03:10 PM | 569 Views
Hello everyone, I recently started a small side business cutting and printing vinyl graphics . I can do window graphics, signs, banners and AMA numbers. In addition I can do wraps and decals for bodies, transmitters and cases.

Attached are a couple pictures of decals I recently finished.

I can be found @PerformanceVinyl on Facebook or you can click the following link to go directly to my page

Don't forget to hit the "Like" button!

I will be updating it regularly with completed work.
Posted by ldpops | Today @ 01:03 PM | 664 Views
Trying to update my 501ss getting nothing but firmware error on quadcopter and on transmitter servo calibration anybody give me any help anybody have any ideas anybody have a clue right now quadcopter that's no good in the transmitter that won't do anything help help help I need big-time help
Posted by ldpops | Today @ 12:55 PM | 655 Views
Tried to download and update newest firmware on the 501ss no good just beeps and getting nothing but update error on quadcopter the transmitter says servo calibration does anybody out there have a fix or help an idea something need looking for help right now quadcopter is no good to me at all I can't fly I can't sync I can't bind I can't do nothing with it
Posted by Flyboy222 | Today @ 11:28 AM | 702 Views
We live in a tumultuous time. As Isis has released a number of videos using drones for their attacks, the Australia Government has called for a possible ban on sale of drones. There are many concerns out there for individual safety. Many of those attacks include ordinary items such as trucks which brings the question, will such a ban create a safer environment? Should the entire industry be made to suffer when in fact, commericial drones are getting smaller and not really be able to carry weapons?

The Japanese capitalized on balloons during WW 2 as an effort to bomb the United States. There was some damage and civilian casualties. Yet, balloon banishment did not occur. How is this different?
Posted by KatrinaRosen | Today @ 11:07 AM | 706 Views
Dutch farmers in Limburg had decided to check their crop for cannabis using drones. Farmers started taking action because cutbacks meant police would no longer continue their so-called helicopter ‘weed flights’. The use of maize fields to grow cannabis ‘for free’ is a popular among criminals. Some farmers’ fields are invaded more than once. One farmer who wanted to remain anonymous for fear of repercussions, told the paper that this year he found cannabis among the sweet corn for the third time. ‘I was harvesting and suddenly I saw cannabis plants everywhere. The drones will be flying in the first week of September when the corn is harvested and will cover five hundred fields.
Posted by Chandler Bing | Today @ 08:20 AM | 802 Views
The Dragon Boat Festival, also called Double Fifth Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth moon of the lunar calendar. It is one of the most important Chinese festivals
 The origin of this summer festival centers around a scholarly government official named Qu Yuan. He was a good and respected man, but because of the misdeeds of jealous rivals he eventually fell into disfavor in the emperor's court。
  Unable to regain the respect of the emperor, in his sorrow Qu Yuan threw himself into the Mi Low river. Because of their admiration for Qu Yuan, the local people living adjacent to the Mi Lo River rushed into their boats to search for him while throwing rice into the waters to appease the river dragons。
  Although they were unable to find Qu Yuan, their efforts are still commemorated today during the Dragon Boat Festival。

So every year in this day, people eat Tzung Tzu and host Dragon Boat race in memory of Qu’s death.

Tzung Tzu: Consists of rice dumplings with meat, peanut,egg yolk,or other fillings wrapped in bamboo leaves
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Today @ 05:42 AM | 963 Views
Well I have been running glow engines for many years, but never a diesel. Well that has all changed now. I have much to learn regarding this type of power but I think I am getting the learning curve down to a better level. I had a very nice OS 40FP on hand that I had purchased from eBay over a year ago. I decided to try the MECOA diesel head as opposed to the Davis Diesel offerings for cost reasons. After purchasing all of the other items required, I set out to run it for the first time, video #2. I think this beats the hell out of all the damn quad videos in the Blog section. JMO

Video #1 intro
OS 40 FP Diesel Conversion Part 1 (5 min 42 sec)

Video #2 The first run
OS 40 FP Diesel Conversion Part 2 The First Run (8 min 44 sec)
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Posted by old4570 | Today @ 12:48 AM | 1,059 Views
v911 wing ( Mini Micro ) (0 min 29 sec)

Everything is hot glued ...

V911 Micro Wing ( Thats its name now ) is bound to my Flysky 9X .. ( Simply allows me to configure the servos as needed )
In this regard the i10 is not that flash ..

Still needs the controls cut out and set up , and vertical fins ..
But I need a rest ( or actually my back does )

So hopefully be done in a day or two ( I hope ) , got a fair bit done today ..
Posted by Doug W | Yesterday @ 10:53 PM | 1,144 Views
My latest fleet addition. Alaska Airlines 737-790, modeled after N609AS. Pictured are me and Brad Tilden, Alaska Airlines CEO.
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 10:43 PM | 1,186 Views
So I havent gone for a huge sweep , motor and V911 board are ready to be hot glued in place ..

Then I will see about adding some carbon rods to stiffen / strengthen the center section ..

Cut the control surfaces , and connect them up ..
Then make some vertical fins , add a battery and CG test ..
Posted by Tarmakin | Yesterday @ 10:23 PM | 1,148 Views
Hate when you get all dressed up and cant go to the show

Aeroworks Yak-54 W/ DA-100 Teaser Vid (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by Strief | Yesterday @ 09:20 PM | 1,195 Views
I'm pleased to announce the launch of The Khrash Pad. Originally simply a device to get some FPV footage up for my nephew (and my Dad), I've decided to commit to putting up some regular advice I am distilling from this incredible hobby. I feel that I owe a debt of gratitude to all the great videos and posts the community has posted, and I'll help out where I can with:

Future topics:
- Some synopsis/ summary of advice for parents when their kids "want a drone" -- my friends with 3+ kids are so time pressed that frankly, they don't get a lot of time to research. The worst drones on the market are created to take advantage of this.
- The occasional review or "1 month follow up". A lot of channels only cover a quad once, and don't report on its progress months down the road.
- I am slowly training my Shiba Inu (now 1 year old) around quads. He knows not to touch them, but also is naturally developing a habit of "finding" crashed quads (in the house) a bit like a pointer. This has led to some interesting behaviors like play-bows and toys brought to drones. From a safety perspective I'm rewarding the fact that the crashed quads are not retrieved or licked.
- Quick tips on things that took me a long time to search and find

Without further ado, the channel, in its infancy:
Posted by slingshots | Yesterday @ 07:40 PM | 1,221 Views
for sale is a very good condition blade mcpx bl in cludes 1 battery and a brand new set of landing gear 110$ shipped paypal only
Posted by Drone0fPrey | Yesterday @ 07:05 PM | 1,262 Views
Let me know what you think!
Open to some constructive criticism everyone.

Check Me Out (1 min 16 sec)

Posted by mlilasic | Yesterday @ 06:42 PM | 1,331 Views
Review of new Realacc Martian_S 220mm Lightweight 4mm Frame

I will be reviewing, build logging, flying, testing, crashing this new type of frame from Realacc. Its some kind of foam sandwiched between two sheaths of carbon plates. They did that to make the frame lighter (and maybe cheaper, I don't know exactly, but if hardness is similar, I don't mind the foam).

BG advertise it as "Same hardness as Martian&Alien frame kit,but 20% lighter than them!"

Newer had anything similar so it will be interesting to see how it holds up to classical full carbon frames. I have, for quite some time now, X210 frame from Realacc and I am very satisfied with it. You have lots of videos with it on my YT channel so please check if you are interested.

Specification (BG & mine):

Wheelbase: 220mm - (will check that after build)
Material: Carbon fiber ????????????

All parts are sandwich type

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