Posted by Lycan Animal | Jan 13, 2017 @ 03:17 PM | 37,662 Views
JJR/C H97 (2 min 22 sec)

Posted by thijs slotman | Jan 13, 2017 @ 03:09 PM | 2,756 Views
hey guys
i made my x11 fpv (its winter out here) i thought it would be nice to share
since the tiny whoop is very popular i thought i would bring a old quad back again it's really good for indoor fpv!
i used a Eachine TX02, it works just fine and the quad can handle it no problem
only thing is that you have to give a little bit more throttle but that's normal

anyway enjoy the vid!
syma x11 fpv mod and battery mod (0 min 48 sec)

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Posted by ScottAllyn | Jan 13, 2017 @ 12:27 PM | 5,897 Views
I'm home sick today and too uncomfortable to spend any time doing bench testing... Instead, I thought I might do a bit of weight lifting! Introducing the CargoWhoop:

This baby has brand new 19,000kV motors and a large capacity WhoopBed for hauling around calibration weights. Power will be delivered by a CrazePony 230mAh LiHV battery, which currently puts out more power than any other gumstick-style battery that I've tested. I'll test it with 2, 3, and 4-bladed props.

The test itself is simple. From the floor at my feet, if it can fly as high as the armrest on the couch, it'll count as a PASS, otherwise it'll be a FAIL. That's high enough to get out of the ground effect, which would cause erroneous results. If it passes, I'll add a little bit more weight, in 1g increments, until it fails.
A little side-bar on ground effect... One of the reasons that I do my bench tests with the motors inverted, blowing up into free space, is to avoid the ground effect, which was wreaking havoc with my early test results, even with the props 3+ inches above the surface. While I was able to get repeatable results from prop to prop, the ground effect seemed to interact with the various props differently; some were affected more than others and ended up with the numbers artificially skewed in their favor.
Anyone care to guess which props will be able to lift the most weight and what the All-in-weight will be for the winner (Cargowhoop, battery, and extra weights)? These numbers are...Continue Reading
Posted by Jackuzy | Jan 13, 2017 @ 12:22 PM | 4,187 Views
Well it was a while (like 5 months?) sinc i draw this frame ... but now it's final XR225
  • Carbon, aluminum and steel
  • 225mm MTM size
  • Wide X design
  • 98g Carbon parts weight 125g ready to fly.

Stiff, sturdy and not expensive (~$60?)

If You like it You can Try it ... Just PM me or check Monsterquads.EU

And .. lets add some photos ...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Jan 13, 2017 @ 12:00 PM | 4,263 Views
LE NENG TOYS K5 CLIMBER MECHA RC Climbing Car Driving Review PT2 (5 min 36 sec)

Where to get one:

Check out this crazy mecha climber! Similar idea to the car I did recently (check out my vids), but this is one serious offroad/big obstacle machine. Stairs, curbs, speed bumps, rocks, doesnt matter, it just goes! Only things that will stop it, is spinning out, wrapping long grass around the wheels, and hooking the tail.

- Long run time
- Climbs almost anything!
- Easy to control
- Red eyes look cool
- Durable
- Fast
- Tail comes off easily for transporting if space is limited

- Not proportionate on the controls, on or off
- The tail sometimes got stuck on a rock, or while turning

The scorpion-like K5 CLIMBER MECHA has a robust body and an excellent climbing capability. Look! It is capable of coming out from the soil, withstanding the impact of the falling bricks, and going upstairs. It is such an invincible robot that can fall freely from a high platform. This incredible climbing car makes its way to wherever you want, thus, it will be a perfect companion for nearly any outdoor activity!

Main Features:
- Its reinforced plastic shell is impact-resistant, so it can deal with falling bricks and freely falling easily.
- Two rotatable lines of all-terrain wheels ensure its excellent climbing capability.
- 40 minutes' playing time is provided by the 9.6V...Continue Reading
Posted by bjoa | Jan 13, 2017 @ 11:33 AM | 2,654 Views
-Review of Runcam Eagle in snow
-First flight test of the Realacc RFX185
-Burned out my RROSD PDB after crash landing in snow. Lesson learned
Runcam Eagle first impressions in snow - Lipo fire - RFX185 first flight (8 min 42 sec)

Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 13, 2017 @ 11:32 AM | 8,625 Views
This is a performance flight of my Eflite T-28 Trojan 1.2 Meter on a bright and sunny first day of 2017.

Eflite T-28 Trojan 1.2 Meter Performance Flight - First Flight of 2017 (5 min 22 sec)

With the frigid weather this past week being in the abysmal low 20’s and with high wind warnings in effect daily, this is a good throwback to the last time I was able to fly with beautiful weather and good friends.

And no better plane to enjoy the weather with than the Eflite T-28 Trojan!

My flight buddy Mike “Deuces Wild” Frontiero (who is recording this video) also picked up one of these beauties at the local hobby shop the day prior and was able to perform the maiden flight of his Eflite T-28 Trojan 1.2m just prior to my flight as well.

Mike’s verdict on the Eflite T-28 Trojan 1.2m – “Nothing like a Trojan man.. I should have picked up one of these a long time ago.”


Transmitter: Spektrum DX6
High Rates: 100-Aileron / 0% Expo, 100-Elevator / 10% Expo, 100-Rudder, 0% Expo
Low Rates: 70-Aileron / 0% Expo, 70-Elevator / 0% Expo, 70-Rudder, 0% Expo
Battery: Venom Pro 3S 2200mAh 50C
Throttle Timer: 5 Minutes
Lipo Final Voltage: 11.37 Volts out of 12.60 Volts (30%)

Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS

Thanks for watching and if you haven't already please click the Thumbs Up and Subscribe!
Posted by zenbaien | Jan 13, 2017 @ 10:55 AM | 5,014 Views
Built in 720P HD camera are tuned amazingly to capture stunning pictures and videos from the sky.
With App Waypoint Function,easy to control and more relaxtion and time to enjoy the flight experience.
Built-in GPS(Universal version) positioning system, the accurate positioning location, perfect advanced follower.
With Follow me function,turns you into a mobile photographer with a personal cameraman.
With headless mode function,no need to adjust the position of aircraft before flying.
Hubsan X4 H507A 550mAh capacity battery provides 20 minutes of satisfying flight on a sigle charge.
Posted by halicopter | Jan 13, 2017 @ 08:04 AM | 4,411 Views
11 months later ..... :) (2 min 25 sec)

Posted by Calcifer | Jan 13, 2017 @ 06:44 AM | 10,749 Views
These are just bad enough – to be good !
Feel free to add your own....

I was in bed with a blind girl last night and she said that I had the biggest doodle she had ever laid her hands on.

I said "You're pulling my leg."

I saw a poor old lady fall over today on the ice!
At least I presume she was poor - she only had $1.20 in her purse.

My girlfriend thinks that I'm a stalker...... Well, she's not exactly my girlfriend yet.

Went for my routine check-up today and everything seemed to be going fine until he stuck his index finger up my backside!
Do you think I should change dentists?

A wife says to her husband, "You're always pushing me around and talking behind my back." He says, "What do you expect?

You're in a wheel chair."

I was explaining to my wife last night that when you die you get reincarnated but must come back as a different creature.

She said she would like to come back as a cow.

I said, "You're obviously not listening.... I said a DIFFERENT creature."

The wife has been missing a week now. Police said to prepare for the worst.
So, I have been to the pawn shop to get all of her clothes back.

A mate of mine has just told me he's getting it on with his girlfriend and her twin. I said "How can you tell them apart?"
He said "Her brother's got a moustache."

Just put a deposit down on a brand new Porsche and mentioned it on Facebook. I said, "I can't wait for the new 911 to arrive!"
Next thing I know 4,000 ing Mooozlims have added me as a friend!

The Red Cross have just knocked at our door and asked if we could help towards the floods in Pakistan.
I said we would love to, but our garden hose only reaches the driveway
Posted by 3rd-dem | Jan 13, 2017 @ 06:43 AM | 5,580 Views
Got into helis again and can say for sure "bigger flies better" as I now own a 700 size bird. Wish I could have afforded this back when I had 450 and 600 size birds, cause what a difference! I'm sure also the new flybarless systems would have helped too! This one is an Align 700E that I changed to flybarless and installed into an old Hughs 500 fuse, got a great deal, plus couldn't swing the 7 to 8 hundred for a new one. I'm in the process of making it a Police type fantasy bird, Judge Dredd, if he had one!
Posted by rhull | Jan 13, 2017 @ 06:24 AM | 2,013 Views
My Customizations of the Syma X8HC:

1) Installed two of these and got them working, it requires drilling, cutting and glue. - XCSOURCE 4PCS 9443 Carbon Faser Selbstsichernde CW CCW Propeller For DJI Phantom RC027 -

2) GoPro Mount for Syma - This works really well and fits nice and neatly under the quad, extending landing gear is required - Sametop Frame Mount Housing with Protective Lens and Lens Cover for GoPro Hero 4, Hero 3+, Hero 3 Cameras -

3) 1 Pair of Replacement Tall Landing Gear Skid Kits for DJI Phantom 1 2 Vision -
Posted by Calcifer | Jan 13, 2017 @ 05:51 AM | 7,521 Views
A while back, I joined a geneology site, because I was doing a family tree... and I came across these writings by someone in my past.... I thought I would share it with y'all....

I am Jack Schitt

I am the only son of Awe Schitt and O. Schitt.
Awe Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, married O. Schitt, the owner of Needeep N. Schitt.LLC
In turn, Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt, and the deeply religious couple produced 6 children: Holie Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Giva Schitt, Bull Schitt, and the twins: Deap Schitt and Dip Schitt.

Much to her parents' objections, Deap Schitt married Dumb Schitt, a high school dropout. After being married 15 years, Jack and Noe Schitt divorced. Noe Schitt later married Ted Sherlock and, because her children were living with them, she wanted to keep her previous name. She was then known as Noe Schitt-Sherlock. Dip Schitt married Loda Schitt and they produced a son of nervous disposition, Chicken Schitt.

Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt were inseparable throughout childhood and subsequently married the Happens brothers in a dual ceremony. The wedding announcement in the newspaper announced the Schitt- Happens wedding.

The Schitt-Happens children were Dawg, Byrd, and Hoarse.

Bull Schitt, the prodigal son, left home to tour the world. He recently returned from Italy with his bride, Pisa Schitt and their new born son Tuff.

So, now when someone says, "You don't know Jack Schitt," you can correct them!

So.... as I said.....
I...Continue Reading
Posted by Clint Dethrow | Jan 13, 2017 @ 02:41 AM | 7,396 Views
I started out in this hobby in the late 90's building a Aero~Star 40 after I walked into the local hobby shop and told the owner I wanted to build a 40 size P-51. He was ready to take my order to get one in, but then asked how good of a builder I was and how long had I been flying. When I told him I didn't know, it would be my first. He laid down his pen and proceeded to tell me why I shouldn't start off with the Mustang. Needless to say, I listened to him and he pulled a Aero~Star out of the back room and guided me to the supplies I'd need to begin building with. Leaving the store I was disappointed that it wasn't a Mustang, but once I got started building it faded away. In retrospect, he did me quite a favor and he did it gently without coming across like "I'm smarter than you so listen to me" As it turned out, I got it built, managed to cover it decently; joined a club and actually learned to fly it. That was it, I was hooked. Since then I've built the Aero~ Star 60, Sig's Wonder, DH-88 Comet (electric with 400 brushed motors), then scaled up the Wonder for an OS-46 for a bud, (2) little Herr Engineering P-51, Four Star 40. My next plane was the Four Star 120 and I went all out (or so I thought) by putting an OS FS-120 in it, fiberglass cowl, wheel pants and carved & hollowed wing tips.

Well, now that I'm retired, that P-51 that was always there in the back of my mind made its way back into my thoughts. I started gathering information; what all I'd have
...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Jan 12, 2017 @ 07:41 PM | 4,184 Views
There was a lot of hype about hybrid apps in 2014. Based on the internet, the verdict is there's absolutely no advantage to either method. The lion kingdom's experience:

GUI & speed requirements ended up beyond what the standard hybrid libraries could do without major effort. The browser incompatibilities & replicated effort when trying to optimize the interface for each phone were just as bad as native.

4 months of work on a webview implementation yielded nothing, with so much expertise being required in web development to achieve minimal results that the IOS & Android developers ended up going back to other tasks on their own platforms until another developer could be hired for the hybrid part.

It ended up requiring more people than if the hybrid part was done natively.
Posted by KatrinaRosen | Jan 12, 2017 @ 04:25 PM | 3,532 Views
BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has compiled a detailed drones report that forecasts sales revenues for consumer, enterprise, and military drones. It also projects the growth of drone shipments for consumers and enterprises. One clear trend that emerged in 2016, and will only intensify as we start 2017, is the transformation of news-gathering, and journalism overall, as a result of the rising prominence and increasing capabilities of drones. Drones are not just toys, but enterprise tools as well as part of a new wave in media.
Posted by bob57hdt | Jan 12, 2017 @ 03:55 PM | 24,954 Views
Hi again,
I told you that I was going to clean out the garage to make room for the 57 Chevy. This is a daunting task but you have to start somewhere. I found some boxes on the shelves filled with photos and slides. Much of them are of Katie's family (Mother, sisters, brother in laws, nieces and nephews) but some are of us, our trips to England, Costa Rica, trade shows all over the USA, motorcycle days etc.
In that this thread is paying tribute to Katie and her contributions to the RC soaring world, I thought the following photos were apropos. Katie taught many many guys to fly on the slope and a few wives and girlfriends too. This location is Ave. 37 or Mt. Washington in Los Angeles.
Posted by MikeRx | Jan 12, 2017 @ 03:41 PM | 10,127 Views
27" (687mm) , 7.4 Oz (210 g) with 6s.
370 mah 6s.
2100 kv quad motor spins light 4x4" prop over 40k.
Everything runs cool, including tiny JST connectors.

Foam core with 1/32" sheet.
3/32" balsa fuse and fins.
No carbon needed.
All T.E. less than 1mm.
C/A hinges.

Shown with 24" 160 g. 5s version..