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Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 08:32 PM | 80 Views
This arrangement can slide into the defroster button when the screws get loose, but should be good enough for 2 drives. The long term requires removing more material & shifting the phone right.
Posted by Phatpolarbear | Today @ 05:47 PM | 153 Views
Has anyone experienced controller connection issues in Open pilot?

I have recently re-calibrated my storm SRD260 Using openpilot, all flight controller updates and motor setting completed ok. But after trying to use transmitter wizard my controller no longer arms my drone.

Can anyone please help?

My controller still turns my LEDs on on the drone but that's as far as I can get.
Posted by JosefssonRCG | Today @ 03:35 PM | 219 Views
Don't miss the fun! Come and join me for some fun flights right here at our hometown park!

FPV Fun in Morning (5 min 23 sec)

FPV Chase at Tri City Flyers Event! (8 min 14 sec)
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Posted by JosefssonRCG | Today @ 02:55 PM | 233 Views
So yeah, always gotta have some new stuff cookin' right up.

visit my YT channel now to check out some new vids @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvV...lBxy6JFSl_nJfQ
Please help me out by viewing my vids and subscribing! I need to grow my channel, thank you for your help!
Posted by JohnVH | Today @ 01:23 PM | 267 Views
Posted by BernardW | Today @ 08:55 AM | 422 Views
More thoughts and reports on the RCM Trainer 60, now I've had my solo wings a few weeks and have been flying it every chance I get. There are a few special points that set it apart from other trainers. I mentioned the two main ones, higher sink rate and higher speed, I'd like to add some detail to that. The reason for these, I think, is that it's not a high-lift wing. With an asymmetrical airfoil section and not a large wing area, it's not like other trainers I've flown. It has a higher wing loading, the basic design comes out close to 20 oz/ft^2, most of the trainers I had lessons on were on the order of 12 to 16. It makes a big difference, especially together with that lower-lift wing section. But I happen to like it.

It makes some important differences. When you're on a lighter basic trainer, turns are easy. You just roll it a little, probably under 30 degrees bank, and apply a little back-pressure to the elevator stick, and it'll come around nice and smoothly. You practice this until it doesn't balloon those turns, and soon you start adding rudder, known as a coordinated turn. That's how you turn just about any model, but this one doesn't make it quite so easy. For starters, you have to fly it right through the turn, by which I mean you don't just wait for it to turn automatically for you, you have to strictly control its attitude at all times. You'll find the hardest are exactly those slow, smooth, gentle turns. It's far easier to just throw it hard over and haul back...Continue Reading
Posted by GiantPowerLiPos | Today @ 06:50 AM | 506 Views
Team Giant Power drivers were at the IMPBA Can-Am race last weekend. Lots of laughs with a colorful bunch of characters! The Northern Lights Model Boat Club host a great event. A huge variety of Electric, Gas, and nitro boats ran at this 2 day event. Team USA won the battle over Canada. A bunch of Team Giant Power drivers took home lots of trophies! Tom Baffer Jr. won high points Oneida Cup and every electric class entered! Tom had perfect scores (1600 points from 4 1st place heats) in 3 of his fast electric classes!

Giant Power has great Graphene 2.0 battery packs for your fast electric RC race boat! Check them out at www.mojoracingproducts.com...Continue Reading
Posted by scruffy1 | Today @ 05:49 AM | 548 Views
pretty much a blu-baby clone, and all credit to Tony65x55 for a great design which i have largely followed in proportions and layout

my spin on it is slightly larger (just shy of 37") and will use 2s for primary training,and probably 3s for the intermediate mode with ailerons and very likely a kline-fogleman airfoil - those things are fascinating and completely out of kilter with traditional aerodynamic profiles... and very easy to build compared to traditional streamlines ... i really feel the urge to try one

mine is also way more complicated than the original, because.... i can't help myself

anyway, this entry is just to announce the build, and direct anyone who is intrigued to check out the more protracted descriptions of the project, and a selection of photos of the process

hope you like it; there's a few pics below to get you clicking on this link
Posted by epoxyearl | Today @ 04:25 AM | 676 Views
In trying to have a discussion with some of the AMA's staunch supporters. they tend to look askew at anyone whom doesn't seem satisfied with the status quo...
I've been questioning the AMA's methods and results for quite some time now..The large amounts of money spent on wining and dining in D.C., and the scant results stemming from the cash flow..
Mr. Taylor did with $10k, what the AMA couldn't do with at least a Million dollars, (possibly more)IE- stop the FAA in it's tracks.
The AMA hasn't published accurate membership figures yet this year (possibly 140,000 , down from the 188,000 presumed at last years' final tally.
That's a L A R G E decline !-Oh, don't fret- there are nearly 400,000 modelers registered with the FAA, so R/C is alive and well.. The great drop-off in membership is a result of a useless Magazine, non-existent Insurance coverage, and N O W !, the monthly renewal program that allows you to get a full years' membership from the month you join... This has caused some 'tally' problems as the numbers are (in flux.)- it's strange that my computer can add my posts, with no input from me, but the AMA's computer wizards can't seem to get theirs to add each new member to a graph somewhere., and compute an accurate count.
I'm going to keep 'whining' until something happens.
Posted by tinaye2001 | Today @ 01:35 AM | 664 Views
1 pc DYS Aria35A 32bit BLheli_32 fimware ESC with support 3-6S battery, Dshot 1200, multishot, oneshot, and with ARM Cortex MCU STM32F051 48MHZ, built-in Sensor.
Pls access this link for more details: http://bulksell.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...D=263138486259

- Item name: Aria35A
- Continue Current: 35A
- Input Voltage: 3-6S Lipo
- Size: 32*16*5mm
- Weight: 4.37g(exclude the wire)
- Firmware: BLHeli_32
- Support Dshot1200/150/300/600, Oneshot125/42, Multishot, PWM
- Main IC: 2bit ARM Cortex MCU STM32F051 48MHZ


With 32bit ARM Cortex MCU STM32F051 48MHZ micro processor, throttle 2048 resolution ratio,strong anti-interference capacity.

Built-in sensor can be reaction of temperature,output power,output current etc,also programmable for protection.

Support Blheli_32 firmware,can use the signal wire to upgrade the firmware or change the configuration on line.

Current Meter to help show current indication of OSD

With USB linker can be programmable throttle setting like support positive and negative,two way mode,FPV 3D mode,motor speed,braking ,PWM frequency, inlet angle speed setting, onboard RGB LED for customize color, Beep etc.

It use the self-adaption control system,can go automatic with the all kind of the motor in the market,at the mean time it support up to 500HZ PWM,oneshot 125,oneshot 42,Multishot and Dshot 150/300/600/1200.

With special optimize in multi-axis,the motor can launch smoother in a...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 11:52 PM | 696 Views
Those vent mounts are $1 at the dollar store.

A simulation of the corona was released


showing a very unique pattern, distinct from all the past coronas. It made the lion kingdom wonder if it was worth F5.6 instead of F2.8, but F2.8 is very sharp on the wide lens. The corona will be captured by many men & the lion kingdom does mean men. So it won't be worth sacrificing the timelapse to try to get it on the CU lens. It would have been nice to have a 9th camera for making a bracketed CU, anyways.

As we approach zero hour, the mane reason for preparing 8 cameras & having 4 pointing at the sun was to increase the chance of at least 1 getting a minimal shot. The absolute worst thing that could happen is all the cameras failing & your only memory being what you saw with your own eyes. Some of them are definitely expected to get nothing.
Posted by slopemeno | Yesterday @ 11:07 PM | 703 Views
I didn't write this- but I wish I did...
"To sum up, there's this thing called a backblock, and when you squeeze the trigger you can make it go back, and then forward, and then back, and then forward. And sometimes you can make it go really fast back and forward or have a dramatic pause after going back but before going forward. Paintballs come the other end too like other guns, but it's really all about watching the backblock motion."
Posted by scruffy1 | Yesterday @ 10:59 PM | 745 Views
everyone has their own ideas; do what you like, but here's what works for me

while i appreciate that local vendors may well offer advantages in terms of quality control and after sales service, you need to realise that they are selling the same stock as everyone else (unless you get burnt by cheap pirated knock-offs), but adequate research on the forums and using your google-fu will help you find significant bargains

please note that whilst i sometimes link "affiliate items" that garner me some small rewards for referral, that doesn't alter the price versus buying from a direct link, and i am very open about the process - in fact, i am often too lazy to modify the link to my benefit

in any case, my reviews and comments on stuff are without fear or favour - i have nothing to lose by telling it like it is, because if i think something is a steaming crock i won't be directing you to buy it anyway, and if it's good, i'm pleased to be able to enlighten you

when you buy local, the added cost is like buying extended warranty - you pay for it, you might benefit from it, but in effect you are buying something you hope to not need - it's a bit like disability insurance... which i admit i'm glad i have, because all the spare time i have to write on this forum is being sponsored by mine ... but my life is more valuable than toys, so i take a calculated risk on toys that i don't with my health
yes, that's what we play with, and i am happy to call it for what it is

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