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Posted by ShawnG | Jun 10, 2018 @ 01:36 PM | 10,519 Views
WOW what an extremely awesome opportunity to build one of the first RiteWingRC Recon 50" wings. Thanks to Chris Klick and crew for providing an awesome platform to build and put my own twist on!...Continue Reading
Posted by ShawnG | Jan 26, 2018 @ 11:52 PM | 15,215 Views
Small, lightweight, fly anywhere design
Ultimate in flight stability and endurance
Virtually indestructible EPP/Plywood construction
Pre-cut camera, servo, battery, R/C receiver and video transmitter slots
2x push-to-open equipment bays for R/C and FPV electronics
Pre-cut, sanded and covered ultra-lightweight elevons & pushrods

CAPIRINHA 2 with all hardware accessories
2x Digital MG Servo 6kgf/cm, 5-6V
CP2814-1050kV Cobra Motor
50A HobbyWing Skywalker Wing ESC
Aeronaut 10x6 folding prop with prop assembly (CNC aluminum)
Everything prepared as far as possible. Final assembly time around 2 hours.

36.5in / 93cm wingspan!
50oz / 1400g AUW (including GoPro Session5 and battery)
90min flying time
45mi / 75km endurance
Battery (4S):
Capacity: 4500mAh 4S - 6600mAh 4S, 20C or more

SUGGESTED Dimension: 48 x 36 x 150 mm, 525g
MAX Dimension: 60 x 44 x 165 mm, 550g
FPV camera: TBS ZeroZero II or TBS69
Video transmission:
2.4GHz: TBS CORE PRO with Unify 500mW / 800mW VTx
Crossfire Micro Rx or Diversity Rx
TBS Caipiriha 2 Maiden (3 min 39 sec)
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Posted by ShawnG | Jan 07, 2018 @ 03:27 PM | 10,445 Views
Wanted to extend my flying distance from the 5.8 band and move onto some 1.2/1.3 band and this is what I have put together.

Long Range Diversity Set up

(2) RMRC 1.3 ghz RX

(1) Eagle Eyes Diversity Controller

(1) IRC Powerbox

(1) RMRC L-com Patch Antenna

(1) Di pole Antenna

(1) 5.8ghz repeater

(1) Apache 2000 Carry Case
Posted by ShawnG | Jan 03, 2017 @ 10:36 PM | 13,911 Views
Seeing how the Headplays doesn't have onboard dvr, I went on the search for an inexpensive alternative and found this HMDVR for FPV Drones
Super simple install for anybody that has a little bit of soldering skills, works awesome!
Posted by ShawnG | Dec 25, 2016 @ 06:20 PM | 13,642 Views
E-flite Opterra BNF


Fun to fly and FPV/HD camera ready
Up to 3 camera mounting stations
Available SAFE® Select flight envelope protection
Plug-in wing and winglet sections for easy transport
Powerful brushless motor with folding prop installed
Spektrum AS3X® receiver with SAFE® Select technology
Digital metal-geared servos installed
Carbon-reinforced, hollow-core construction with durable Z-Foam™ material
Lightweight design with a wide performance envelope
Vortex generators for better slow-speed stability and control authority

Approximate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic
Flying Weight: 67oz
Length: 40.8 in (1035.6mm)
Material: Foam/Carbon
Minimum Required Radio: 6 channel
Motor Size: 10 BL
Recommended Motor Battery: 2200mAh 3S
Wing Area: 1033 sq in (66.6 sq dm)
Wingspan: 78.3 in (1989mm)

E-flite Opterra Maiden LOS (4 min 8 sec)

E- flite Opterra Onboard Maiden (2 min 32 sec)
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Posted by ShawnG | Aug 28, 2016 @ 12:54 PM | 14,178 Views

Main Features:
New high speed RC boat, speed up to 50km per hour
High quality guarantees its stable performance
New design idea, novel appearance and exquisite workmanship
Built-in water cooling system, safe and reliable
2.4G frequency technology can make it feature high capacity of resisting disturbance
Various functions like go forward / backward, turn left and right, with righting function, can be easily controlled

Transmitter frequency: 2.4G
Speed: 50 km/h
Playing time: 5 - 6 minutes
Charge time: About 180 minutes
Control distance: 100 - 150 meters
Boat Battery: 14.8V 2200mAh 30C lithium battery
Transmitter Battery: 6 x 1.5V AA dry battery ( not included )
Function: Forward, backward, turn left and right, with righting function

Type: RC Boats
Functions: Forward/backward,Righting,Turn left/right
Material: ABS,Electronic Components
Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control
Detailed Control Distance: >100m
Transmitter Power: 6 x 1.5V AA battery (not included)
Charging time: About 180min
Playing Time: 5~6mins
Dimension and Weight
Package weight: 2.700 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 65.00 x 12.00 x 15.00 cm / 25.59 x 4.72 x 5.91 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 73.00 x 23.00 x 23.00 cm / 28.74 x 9.06 x 9.06 inches
Package Contents
Package Contents: 1 x RC boat, 1 x Transmitter, 1 x 14.8V 2200mAh 30C Lithium Battery, 2 x Propeller, 1 x Charger, 1 x Boat Holder Set, 2 x Bumper

FEILUN FT 011 RACE BOAT (2 min 23 sec)


Posted by ShawnG | Aug 11, 2016 @ 08:07 AM | 11,557 Views
Basic Information:

• RSSI alarms (warns you of reception problems before it becomes an accident)
• 16 channels (more when combined with external module)
• 64 mixers, 9 flight modes
• 16 custom curves with 3-17 points each, 32 logic switches
• Self-test of the transmitter antenna
• 60 Model memory (expandable via a SD card)
• Audio Speech outputs

• USB and SD card slot for unlimited memory, and firmware upgrades, sound editing.
• Long range system capable of up to 3 times the range of current systems
• Quad bearing gimbals that are silky smooth
• State-of-the-art open source software (open TX)
• Super low latency for ultra-quick response (9ms)
• Large backlit display
• Real-time data logging
• Receiver lock (program locked to aircraft)
• JR Style module bay for additional RF modules
• Processor: STM32 ARM Cortex M3 60MHz

Model name: Taranis X9D
Number of channels: Up to 16
Operating voltage range: 6 - 15V (2s, 3s Lipos are acceptable)
Operating current: 260mA maximum (both RF module and backlit are on)
Operating temperature: -10 - 60C
Backlit LCD Screen: 212 x 64 Monochrome
Model memories: 60 (expandable by SD card)
Battery: 2000mAh
Compatibility: FrSky X series, D series and V8-II series receivers
Stick mode: Mode 2 (Left hand throttle)

Type: Spare Set,Transmitter
Dimension and Weight
Package weight: 1.5 kg
Package size (L x W x H): 26 x 23 x 13 cm / 10.22 x 9.04 x 5.11 inches
Package Contents
Package Contents: 1 x Transmitter, 1 x X8R Receiver, 1 x Battery, 1 x Neck Strap, 1 x Carton

coupon: GBX9D
Posted by ShawnG | Aug 11, 2016 @ 07:59 AM | 10,026 Views
New arrival DOBBY will be your perfect choice of selfie quadcopter. With the superior 13 mega pixels / 4K / 1080P camera and professional Do.Fun APP, there are no excuse for a bad photo or video.

Main Features:
4K / 30fps and supports 1080P / 30fps after electronic stability increased. Max to 4208 x 3120 pixels image.
Controlled by the Do.Fun APP which gives you a perfect experience of all functions like: face recognition / target following / one key beauty / one key to share / one key taking off / tap to taking off / voice control / gravity sense control.
Supports system of Android 4.3 / iOS 8.0 and later version, and about 100m control distance.
With a camera of FOV 75 degree, 28mm, f / 2.2, supports beauty mode, 3s / 5s / 10s / 20s time-lapse mode and 2 to 15 photos burst. Built-in 16G memory capacity and supports micro-USB data connection.
ISO range is about 100 - 3200 and the EV range is -12, -8, -4, 0, 4, 8, 12.
Supports real-time transmission of 640 x 480p, 30fps / 320 x 240p, 30fps.

Type: Quadcopter
Features: Controlled By Phone,WiFi FPV
Motor Type: Brushless Motor
Functions: Automatically Following,Camera,Continuous Shooting,Face recognition,Forward/backward,FPV,Gravity Sense Control,Hover,One Key Taking Off,Selfie,Turn left/right,Up/down,Voice control,WiFi Connection
Max Flying Height: 3000m
Max Ascent Speed: 3m
Hover Accuracy: Vertical: + / - 0.1m, + / - 0.5m ( outdoor ); Horizontal: + / - 0.3m, + / -
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Posted by ShawnG | Jul 16, 2016 @ 11:50 PM | 14,230 Views
Hey Everyone,
Here is another great offering from XK Innovations and Gearbest

X252 SHUTTLE QUADCOPTER (2 min 33 sec)

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Posted by ShawnG | Jul 12, 2016 @ 08:09 PM | 13,620 Views
A new quadcopter from Gearbest that beginners and some advanced pilots could have some fun with.

JJRC H 31 QUADCOPTER REVIEW (3 min 56 sec)

JJRC H 31 QUADCOPTER MAIDEN (3 min 44 sec)
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Posted by ShawnG | Jun 26, 2016 @ 10:49 PM | 15,611 Views
Here is another offering from Gearbest which is a great little deal packed with some decent power and some cool features.

Skytech H100 RC Boat from Gearbest 1 (4 min 40 sec)

Skytech H100 RC Boat from Gearbest (5 min 46 sec)
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Posted by ShawnG | Jun 19, 2016 @ 10:43 PM | 14,825 Views
Tiny Whoop Range Test (3 min 45 sec)

Posted by ShawnG | Jun 04, 2016 @ 09:14 PM | 14,581 Views
A new Indoor/Outdoor quadcopter from Gearbest that is a great beginner quad and fun for all of us advanced flyers too.
Gearbest Dexterity X100 (3 min 51 sec)

Gearbest X100 Maiden (5 min 0 sec)
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Posted by ShawnG | Jan 24, 2016 @ 11:53 AM | 14,888 Views
A little comparison between the two cams, both did really well I think the RunCam Owl has the advantage just slightly only because its a dedicated night cam, but thats not taking anything away from the HS1177 either it does a great job.

RunCam Owl vs HS1177 (5 min 2 sec)

Posted by ShawnG | Nov 07, 2015 @ 06:31 PM | 14,200 Views
Quadrysteria QR 200

Acro Naze

Matek PDB

Sunnsky 2204


4x4.5 Bullnose Props

Quadrysteria QR 200 (2 min 29 sec)

Quadrysteria QR 200 Maiden FPV (3 min 6 sec)
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Posted by ShawnG | Oct 10, 2015 @ 10:41 PM | 14,529 Views
Quadrysteria Mini Mamba

Afro FC CF 1.10

2205 T Motors

18 amp BHeli ESC

5x4.5 BN Props


Hawkeye 200mW 5.8 VTX

Surveilzone Micro Wide Angle Camera

Aomway Antenna

Spektrum Sat RX
Posted by ShawnG | Aug 01, 2015 @ 12:52 PM | 15,206 Views
Armattan Morphite 180

Mullet FC

Armattan 1306-3100kv


Eachine FPV 200

4045 props
Posted by ShawnG | Jul 18, 2015 @ 12:14 PM | 14,365 Views