Posted by dpb56 | Today @ 11:08 AM | 70 Views
When I view the owner's manual for the 14SG, the throttle curve graph always shows the throttle stick (vertical line) on the left side of the graph. When I open this screen on my 14SG the throttle stick (vertical line) appears 25% from the right hand side of the graph. When I move the stick, toward full throttle, the vertical line only moves to the point which is 25% from the left hand side of the graph. I don't understand why the throttle stick doesn't initially appear on the left side of the graph, on my transmitter screen, and why the throttle stick travel across the graph is only about 50%. Your advice is needed!
Posted by Nicolai Valenti | Today @ 10:38 AM | 76 Views
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This is our new concept for a long-range fixed-wing UAV. 

The benefits of having a long-range UAV in search and rescue operations as well as in urgent transportation of blood and medicines are astonishing in terms of costs and effectiveness.

Surveillance operations and mapping are also two sectors where a similar air vehicle is essential for an efficient and fast survey.

From aerodynamic simulation: Speed range 20-30 m/s 

                                                 Max payload 1.5 kg

                                                 Range: 600km (depending on payload and wind, using NCR batteries)

                                                 Power consumption 22 - 40W

                                                 High stability.

Wingspan is 1.8m, making this drone easy to transport with any vehicle. 

We work to take into the market something that may improve the services also in developing countries with big land fields and under-developed street networks.

Soon the test phase will start,

if you are interested in this project please consider subscribing to the mail list: http://eepurl.com/glz_Jb

For any information about this UAV contact: [email protected]
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 09:43 AM | 85 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Volez SANS CASSER !!! Je vous présente aujourd'hui un nouveau Dongle USB pour pouvoir s’entraîner ou s'initier sans risques au pilotage de racers FPV. Facile à brancher et à mettre en route, ce petit accessoire vous permettra de connecter n'importe quelle radiocommande sur votre PC, sans câbles qui vous obligent à rester proche de votre écran. En bref, ce n'est pas la seule possibilité pour ce connecter à un simulateur mais c'est une de celles que je préfère car il suffit de copier un modèle existant dans votre radio, sans réglages supplémentaires, et vous êtes prêts à piloter ! Bon Vol à tous ...


Dongle USB Simulateur FPV - Review Test Démo - UN Dongle pour toutes les radiocommandes ! (20 min 59 sec)


NOTATAZ : 17/20 Pratique et fonctionnel !

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Facile à brancher, Compatible toutes radios, Rapide à mettre en oeuvre.
Les - : Seul le PPM est dispo .. (ou le filaire)

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- Dongle USB Simulateur ( coupon rchobbies8 ) : https://goo.gl/UzBAXw
- COUPON spécial X220HV (7 dispos jusqu'au 31 Mars) pour qu'il fonctionne vous devrez décocher la case cadeau (Gift) ... CODE : Tazkiller85
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BIENTÔT en Vidéo:
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 07:56 AM | 110 Views
Project - "Glue & Fly Series" Nano Backyard/Indoor Plane Status #1



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2Uc4sxtJyg

OK, I decided to take on this side project as I have wanted an Nano/Micro Backyard/Indoor Plane for quite some time and I wanted to be sure it could carry a Micro FPV System so I decided to try and design one myself ;-)

This is Ground Zero, my Prototype of what I envision for this Plane.
It's much smaller that I had in mind so I think some upward scaling will be in order ;-)
I have already build this Airfram 90% so I'm going to complete this build and perform the Maiden Launch as a learning process.
I stated "Maiden Launch" and not "Maiden Flight" because I do not expect this Prototype to actually fly or at least not fly well.
Stay tuned as I work my way to, hopefully, designing, building, and flying a well behaved Nano Backyard/Indoor Plane ;-)


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by lalisaisabella | Today @ 01:22 AM | 170 Views
Installation and Set-up
Please make sure that the inflatable is operated by trained operator(s), a trained operator is one that has been instructed in the safe operation of a particular inflation device and has completely read all instructions provided by the manufacturer of the ASTM recommended operations of inflatable structure devices
Tie Downs ( ASTM recommendation)
1.All air supported devices shall be anchored per manufacturers requirements.
2.All ground stakes/anchors shall be of sufficient depth to prevent movement of the device at the maximum allowed operational wind speed.
3.No more than two tie down ropes shall be attached to any one tie down stake/anchor.
4.All tie down ropes/straps attached to the device must be used.
5.In lieu of tie down stakes/anchors, a minimum of 75 lbs weight must be attached to each tie down. The weight used shall be of sufficient amount to prevent movement of the device at the maximum allowed operational wind speed.
6.In lieu of tie down stakes/anchors, sand bags, water barrels, metal weights may be used. No concrete or cinder blocks will be allowed.
7 . No tie downs to motor vehicles shall be allowed.
8. Ropes, tethers and tie downs shall be sufficiently strong enough to prevent breakage.
9 The recommended size is ½ “ solid-braided polypropylene with a tensile strength of 3700 or 370 lb test rated.
Posted by marblekit | Today @ 01:10 AM | 183 Views
Posted by marblekit | Today @ 01:09 AM | 181 Views
Posted by dsquad | Yesterday @ 11:33 PM | 190 Views
Here is a video comparing 6 antennas in 3 different frequencies, 4 test per antenna and frequency combination.

FOXEER FPV Antenna Lollipop V2, Lumenier AXII Long Range Antenna, Team Blacksheep TBS Triumph FPV Antenna, MenaceRC Raptor Antenna, Makerfire FPV Antenna Circular Polarized and Spedix Pagoda 2

FPV Antenna Shootout II, carefully designed test for six different antennas (8 min 14 sec)

Posted by Fitz Walker | Yesterday @ 09:01 PM | 237 Views
Posted by SD One. | Yesterday @ 06:21 PM | 275 Views
December 2015.

That's when the Venture was announced and that's how long I've been waiting for a kit version to arrive. Shortly after the original Venture announcement, they mentioned that a kit version would be coming in the future. I decided to wait for the kit. It took a while.

3 years and 4 months later, it is finally here! I can finally use the crawler track I built a couple years ago. I do have another crawler, a Tamiya CR-01, but I built the track with the Venture in mind. I'm on my second 3D printer now, so that will finally get put to good use for roll bars and other scale goodies. This was my original intent for it.


To say I've been patient would be an understatement. The longest wait ever is finally over.
Posted by Merch | Yesterday @ 03:46 PM | 341 Views
https://www.banggood.com/KINGKONGLDARC-ET-MAX-185mm-4-Inch-3-4S-FPV-Racing-Drone-PNP-F4-Flight-Controller-OSD-20A-Blheli_S-ESC-1200TVL-Cam-5_8G-25200mW-48CH-VTX-p-1441393.html




I would say this is not a whoop because it's so big and by what it says in the picture below the ducts are bumper guards, I guess you can take them off and fly,look forward to seeing some reviews on this huge whoop none whoopie!!












KINGKONG/LDARC ET MAX 185mm 4 Inch 3-4S FPV Racing Drone PNP F4 Flight Controller OSD 20A Blheli_S ESC 1200TVL Cam 5.8G 25~200mW 48CH VTX

Specification:
Brand name: LDARC
Item name: ET MAX 185mm 4 Inch 3-4S FPV Racing Drone PNP
Frame wheelbase: 185mm
KK Tower: F4+OSD
4 IN 1 20A Blheli_S ESC
OFF/25/100/200mW 48CH VTX
Camera: 1200TVL 1/3 CMOS NTSC
Motor: MB2204-2550KV
Propeller: 4x4.5x3
Weight: 283g (Not include battery and receiver)
Package weight: 698g

Package Included:
1 x ET MAX 185mm 4 Inch 3-4S FPV Racing Drone
10 x CW 4x4.5x3 Propeller
10 x CCW 4x4.5x3 Propeller
1 x Magic tape
5 x Plastic tie
1 x Paper sticker
1 x...Continue Reading
Posted by yosemitez | Yesterday @ 12:34 PM | 390 Views
Thanks to:
Tengu RC
How to tune PID´s on your miniquad in 10 steps! (9 min 6 sec)


PID tuning

p roll- sweeping turn
dips in corners – increase
oscillates – decrease

p pitch -
flies like on a bumpy road – increase
oscillates - decrease

TPA – do a punch out
oscillates – increase
a normal value may be .2 to .4

I roll - punch out and see if it stays level
if it drifts - increase
if it feels like you are flying through thick air or that you have to force it – decrease

I pitch - fly straight, flick the throttle
if loose and driftey – increase
stiff or robotic – decrease

anti gravity - locked in for quick changes
try 3 to 5

D roll - fly and snap half rolls
if bounce – increase
if stops but oscillates – decrease

D pitch – helps with prop wash, do quick half flip
if bounces – to low
oscillates – to high

go up and then straight down flat in prop wash
wobbly – increase D on pitch and roll
CAREFUL can make motors hot, small increases

YAW - do pirouettes and stop, LOS
if it shakes P to high
if it doesn't stay level increase P

Setpoint Weight
Freestyle – LOW might be around .6 smooth but loose
Race – high gives locked and robotic feel
Posted by scousethief | Yesterday @ 06:16 AM | 487 Views
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/D3mmhuIQqA



A quick look, warning my voice will send you to sleep zzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Zohd Talon GT quick overview. (16 min 43 sec)


Description:
Away from our initial debut in the RC world, ZOHD has evolved into a mature, committed and responsible company.

The Talon GT “Rebel” is the continuation of our new series called MKII, started with the highly acclaimed Dart XL “Extreme”. This series will feature an incredible set of high quality and ORIGINAL innovations, intended to give you the FPV aircraft for casual, mid and long range.

With MKII, without cutting any corners, we went straight ahead with 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly materials, metal gear servos, high quality power plants, protection for leading edges and skids, wing fences, vortex generators, dedicated bays for FPV gear, revolutionary multi-cam hard noses and much, much more.

Talon GT is one of the most capable FPV planes in 2019, regardless wingspan and price. Can compete in range and speed with planes twice as big and twice the cost without blinking. Specifically design to fly with modern flight controllers, high power video transmitters and long range systems, Talon GT will give you the best FPV experience to date. Easy assembly, setup and maintenance… A true king of the skies!

This is it! ZOHD Talon GT “Rebel” is ready to hit the skies around the world, and this is just the beginning… join us...Continue Reading
Posted by Spaaro | Yesterday @ 05:41 AM | 519 Views
Part of this project I was looking forward to: using safety pins for hinging. Connected up the rudder post...turned out FANTASTIC!

Having that little bit of metal in there seems more like real, hinged control surfaces than CyA-soaked plastic ones.
They went together in one session/sitting; I don't think it is too much more effort than pre-made hinges either, at least as far as alignment/gapping.

Stabilizer progress:
Its not based on any particular airfoil beyond 'TLAR'--a slab with a modest amount of symmetry, eg: flattened lenticular shape. I had skipped a step that would have imparted more convex curve to the slotted undersurface(..moisture + heat molding..); still possible but a bit tougher this far along in its build. Probably unnecessary.

With 20/20 hindsight, I could have designed a better 'stab-vertical' "T"-interface or mount, likely without the potentially weak, chord-wide slot. At this point, a CF-tow patch & leading edge sheeting should solve it.

I'm not 'seeking' any hobby grade balsa or ply veneer; I've got bamboo flat strips from a thrift store dinner mat: edge-sanded into planks and joined to form sheets. About 20+ minutes of judicious sanding gave me 2, thinned sheets perfect for the task; they will be sanded much thinner once mounted in place.

Spliced them together on a bias to match the mild forward sweep; hoping this crossing of the bamboo's long grain will also improve torsional stiffness.

Aiming to mount later...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 02:53 AM | 564 Views



DVR Link
Tx06 Link

Tx06 was sent for review by Banggood.com
The DVR was purchased from Banggood.com

I have wanted to do something like this for a long time , and the catalyst was Banggood sending me the Eachine Tx06 for review / testing .

Eachine TX06 FPV camera unit :

I dont have video recording FPV goggles , so I cant directly record the video stream ..
What I can tell you is that the Tx06 has the cleanest video transmission I have experienced to date .
It is actually surprisingly good for the price .

I did try to use the Tx06 with two of my micro quads , and whilst they did work well for the tx06 , the batteries in the tiny quads could not sustain the extra current of the Tx06 unit . ( around 280mAh ) .
One gave me 45 seconds of flight , and the E010 I mounted the Tx06 on gave me about 90 seconds of flight .. ( Might need a battery upgrade )
I did finally mount the Tx06 on my old now WL toys 959 quadcopter which uses 1000mAh 1s .. This battery was easily able to handle the Tx06 and still gave around 8 minutes of flight .

Micro DVR :

Since I cant record the video stream , the next best thing would be an affordable DVR ..
The camera and DVR are not plug and play compatible .. Some soldering and splicing is required ...
Power - The DVR requires power , and for this I spliced into the + and - cables running to the Tx06 ..
Video - Well , yes . I spliced into the VIDEO OUT cable for the video signal .
The DVR came with a 3...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Mar 20, 2019 @ 10:26 PM | 593 Views


Shake N Bake ...
It's all shaking

I was right .. I had to tap into the + and - from the battery as well the video OUT signal wire ..
So it might look complicated with all that wiring , but simply eliminate whats not needed and your talking 3 wires ..

All that's needed is a micro SD card and a 1s battery for power ..
Now apparently the Camera pulls about 280mAh and the DVR about 260mAh ...
So we are talking about , half an Amp region for current draw .. Just got to make sure your battery can handle that .

I will have some video shortly , just need to do some editing ..

DVR
TX06 FPV camera

So what I have here is a very small , FPV camera / video recorder set up that is highly mobile ..


Posted by starcad | Mar 20, 2019 @ 09:58 PM | 597 Views
With all of the setup and calibration complete it’s time to do the receiver Self Check. Before doing the receiver Self Check a model needs to be set up on the Taranis. I use the Taranis OpenTx Companion 2.1.1 as I prefer to have a hard-wired connection to transfer information to the memory of the transmitter. Others may prefer using the wireless Lua script. I’ll be using OpenTx Companion 2.1.9. The Pictures are in order, read the material below and then just follow the pictures.

Open Companion 2.1.9 and create a new model. Click on ‘File” then ‘New’, and a new document.eepe window will pop up. If this is the first time, double click on ‘General Settings’ (Picture 1). There are just a few items that need to be set here. (Picture 2) Skip down to ‘Battery Warning’. I use a lipo and needed to change the amount here to 10.5v so not to over drain the transmitter battery. I changed the ‘Battery Meter Range’ to 10.0v and 12.6. I fly mode 2 where other parts of the world fly mode 1. This can be selected in the ‘Stick Mode’ selection. All my planes are set up with AERT or Aileron, Elevator, Rudder, Throttle. Just select your preference. ‘Measurement Units’ refers to either ’Imperial’ or ‘Metric, I use Imperial. Skip to the right side and set the ‘Country Code’, ‘Timeshift from UTC’, and the ‘Voice Language’. That’s it for this screen.

Below the General Settings are the model storage areas numbered 01 through 60. Double click on the first free Model....Continue Reading