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Posted by KatrinaRosen | Today @ 08:18 AM | 35 Views
School holidays used to be about playing quoits with the kids down the street, but for around 50 girls from Darwin this mid-year break has been a real buzz. The girls aged between 10 and 17 have been taking part in She Flies drone camps where they learn to pilot and program drones. But the camps were about more than just learning to fly for fun, according to She Flies co-founder and chief education officer Karen Joyce. Dr. Joyce said aside from encouraging young women to get involved in STEM subjects and careers, drone camps also taught them a few life lessons.
Posted by GLSJr | Today @ 07:58 AM | 41 Views
I was browsing this site today and came across a video of jets flying in Norway (Bergen, I think). The sounds of the jets sound so realistic, streaking by like a real air show! Does anybody know of how he got this sound? Thanks.
Posted by craytech | Today @ 06:58 AM | 79 Views
Creating a Model Profile on the Taranis Q X7 (4 min 42 sec)

Today's video is to show you how to create a Model Profile on your Taranis Q X7. This will also show you how to setup the profile for the BetaFPV Beta 65 Pro. You will learn how to set your Arm switch and mode switch. If you would like to see the Beta Flight configuration please leave me a comment in the comment section below.

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Stay Safe and Fly Often
Posted by old4570 | Today @ 04:58 AM | 143 Views
Well I was on Banggood and spied the XFX 250 helicopter kit , it's been a while since I have seen cheap kits so I ordered 2 .

I also saw the XFX280 today , looks interesting ..

If you fly 250 , this kit might be excellent for spare's , or if you have wanted to try this size ... They are cheap enough .
I havent flow 250 , but would very much like to give it a go , so I will post something when the kits get here ..

Posted by mlilasic | Today @ 03:54 AM | 187 Views
Mini revolution is coming - Frsky M7 - High Sensitivity Hall Sensor Gimbal For Taranis Q X7

We all know how Taranis Q X7 is getting more and more popular and accepted among RC pilots.

I even think that X7 is the BEST BUY transmitter on the market now.
Here is my review of new FrSky Taranis Q X7 - Best Buy Transmitter

Its known it has great OpenTX SW and price, but now it could also get great high resolution M7 Hall Sensor gimbals.
Hall sensors are highly sensitive, they will not wear out quickly. Gimbal has an extremely smooth feel with the quad ball-bearings and the metal outer construction. Fully adjustable tension and easily disable the self centering axis with one screw.

From specs they look like great upgrade for Q X7 as they are plug-n-play.

  • Supply Voltage (VCC): DC 3.0 ~ 0.5V
  • Sensitivity: 2.50 mV/G
  • Linear Output Voltage Range: 0.1 ~ ( VCC +0.1) V
  • Output Load Resistance (output to ground) >15KQ
  • Quiescent Output (TA = 25C, B = 0 G): 0.5 VCC
  • Noise (no load): ≤40mVpp
  • Quiescent Output Power Supply Rjection: -69dB

Mechanical Specification:
  • X-Axis Adjustable Angle Range: 605
  • Y-Axis Adjustable Angle Range: 605
  • Adjustable Height Range: 24.5mm-30.5mm
  • Installation Dimension: 42.9mmx54mm

  • Hall sensor
  • 4 ball-bearings
  • Adjustable tension
  • Can be enable or disable self centering on both axis and ratcheting on the Y axis
  • Special material quality that wears well

Frsky M7 Hall Sensor Gimbal can be ordered from Banggood.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 02:45 AM | 194 Views
The 1st test of the Gear 360 on the pole was a failure. The Samsung recorded a 4k timelapse for only 15 minutes, overheated & stopped, but didn't power down. The Gopro recorded 4k 30fps for the full 28 minutes. Mechanically, the setup worked quite well. Would definitely brace with the big tripod while setting up the tent posts. It wobbled in the wind. It couldn't be extended completely. The wobble was quite obvious in the gopro footage, but the Samsung stabilized all of it out. Sadly, the Samsung's rear camera was out of focus.

The improvement from elevating the camera 11 ft was only obvious nearby, while the horizon was virtually unchanged. It might get over people's heads. Combined with the wobble, a quad copter would have been a better solution.

Important to note the Samsung only records timelapse in 3840x1920. Only single photo mode takes 7776x3888, in which case the broken rear camera was horribly out of focus & the edges of the FOV on both cameras were worthless. Photo mode does extract more detail from the center of the cameras. Making a timelapse would require cracking it open & wiring a remote control to it.

The most reliable way to start recording was decidedly pressing the buttons with the pole retracted & then extending it. Use a mirror to view the Samsung's display. Any wireless method is more risky.

The Samsung's long rehabilitation began with repairing the focus. It required digging all the way down to the...Continue Reading
Posted by 6stringslider | Today @ 01:54 AM | 215 Views
Broken RX port
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 12:33 AM | 251 Views
It's the 1st graphics card a lion paid for in 19 years. The last one was a $50 AGP with no 3D, which could barely play low definition video. For 17 years, lions got by with leftover day job parts & donations. After 10 years, a version of Linux which could decode H.265 no longer supported the Quadro FX 3400. It probably would be cheaper to use Windows & have Linux in a virtual machine, nowadays.

This one was $135 & way overkill for the ancient CPU. It uses far less power than the 3400 & doesn't need the extra power connectors lions long lived with. It was all about getting the most driver longevity. The 1050 came out in 2016, so the drivers should last until 2025. Suspect PCI Express won't be around by then. The current CPU is 7 years old, so an upgrade could be within 3 years. There's marginal improvement in 4k video.
Posted by Tommy Drone | Yesterday @ 11:33 PM | 271 Views
Very funny to watch.
How to open the Yuneec Breeze (2 min 12 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 10:50 PM | 289 Views
Here is the EMAX Babyhawk Micro FPV Racing Drone First FPV Flight at one of my favorite flying spots with my GF on the camera testing out the FPV capabilities of the quad as well as a battery I hadn't used with it yet.

EMAX Babyhawk Micro FPV Racing Drone First FPV Flight (3 min 46 sec)

Here are my review notes for this Micro FPV Drone:

- The camera is set at an upward angle for fast FPV flight
- It cames with a 2S brushless setup pre-installed
- The price point is very reasonable price
- PNP and BNF versions are available
- It accepts and flies well with a wide range of battery options
- You can optimize it in Betaflight

- It requires soldering in a small space with the PNP version
- You have to setup and arm it in Betaflight
Posted by ebolton92 | Yesterday @ 08:40 PM | 503 Views
Just freed up my inbox, looks like I missed alot of messages.

(Currently adding more options to the line up)

Coming Soon

Nano Basic -
3 leds, always on
(solid red, solid greed, solid white tail)

Universal Small-
7 leds, choice of always on or rx control
(2 landig lights, solid red, solid green, 2 white strobes,
dual function tail light solid/strobe)

Universal Large-
(Same as universal small but longer wires)

9 leds, always on or rx controlled
( assorted red, green, blue, yellow, that flashes
in a random pattern)

Warbird Machine Gun-
6-8 orange leds, rx controlled user selectable rounds
per minute

If you have any questions please dont hesitate to ask.

Link to my blog
Posted by solentlife | Yesterday @ 02:51 PM | 761 Views
I really have had enough of these idiots who appoint themselves as the 'Experts' ...

Do they not appreciate that New Pilots come onto forums not knowing and then take in what they read ? At least old fogies like myself can sift the crap from the good ... but they cannot.

I hope that these 'experts' have the balls to own up and cover the results of their 'advice' ...

I have opted out of a number of threads - because when challenged, the 'experts' have been insulting and not understood what they do. I tried but they fail to look further than their own ego's.

This destroys the best part of RCG ...

Posted by MikeRx | Yesterday @ 01:41 PM | 777 Views
Here is a twin 1500w potential system.
I aim to be a leader in power to weight, with a full 3000w+ static @ only 22.5 ounces!
Only 7 flights so far with 1500w total max.
Update later with more pics, tests, and video.
Posted by Kmans2Smooth | Yesterday @ 10:53 AM | 887 Views
Hey, whats up from San Diego. Just sharing my most recent vid. Johnny Meg from team legit hosted a meetup for us Socal FPVers, and i was fortunate enough to attend along with my family. Took my quad to the clouds, and actually caught a TREX gasser crash into the lake, and more...so uh, if that sounds interesting, check out my vid. Here is the footage hope you guys enjoy!

SOCAL FPV CAMP TRIP 2017 (LAKE HEMET) (6 min 32 sec)

Posted by Gimbal Guy | Yesterday @ 10:41 AM | 889 Views
Picked up the Dominator v3s by FatShark last week and I am just getting the time to test out the DVR feature and see the quality that comes back for the recording. Checkout the video and comment on what you think about the footage

#diy #flynryan #demunseed #rcmodelreviews #gimbalguy #fpv #fatshark
Posted by Sawee | Yesterday @ 10:05 AM | 967 Views
AKK BS2 is just another AIO micro camera, comes in Super light weight, only 3.5g. The camera is small and compact but also full of functions. It can be installed in minutes and ready to fly, the signal range is ideal for park flyers or racing quads. This camera is well received for its affordable price and awesome performance.

AKK A1 - super light (4.5g) AIO camera for FPV which has interesting function that enables user to easy switch CHs & turn on/off VTX power via button. 600TVL video signal could provide good quality video. Because of its combo format and that it requires only power source (3.2-5V), you can use one AKKA1 combo from micro quads to boats, planes, cars.

AKK A1 and BS2 AIO micro cameras unboxing&review (10 min 10 sec)