Posted by aben71 | Oct 09, 2016 @ 02:28 PM | 2,524 Views
Fall is here ,nice afternoon to put the H501s up and have a look around at the area and see what the foliage is looking like.GPS hold works very well on this quad,flew her up a bit and panned around to check out the view

Hubsan H501S Later Afternoon Flight (7 min 38 sec)

Posted by JCAndrew | Oct 09, 2016 @ 02:07 PM | 1,386 Views
I've been searching here all day as I was wondering if the orange module at 100mhz would connect to the Sparky 2 built in receiver? Couldn't find any reference to it. There is a video at sparky 2 wiki that shows a quad controlled from a taranus receiver outputting to a 433 tx to the fc directly. I just ordered the futaba module and was hoping to use the Sparky 2 built in receiver...
Posted by Watty | Oct 09, 2016 @ 12:10 PM | 4,724 Views
While deciding what to bring to the Horizon Indoor 2015 event, I got the crazy idea to put floats on my UMX Radian so I would have something to fly off Spektrum Lake. Unfortunately, other things took priority, so I didn’t complete the float installation until early January 2016 - which isn’t a great time for flying off water in New England. So, initial flights were in a sports dome and off snow. I was finally able to try flying off water during some unseasonably warm days in early February, when we had a lot of rain and large puddles at our flying field.

The float setup works well. The plane has taken off from artificial and real grass, snow, and water, so I guess it truly is an amphibian. Being slow, it can be flown in confined areas – possibly a large swimming pool if you are lucky enough to have one handy. The primary shortcoming is there isn’t a lot of excess power with the stock motor. The plane requires a strong battery – a 200 mAh battery works best. The UMX Radian is very light and the wind can flip it over easily when on floats, so should only be flown off water in calm or light wind conditions.

I call the plane a Radiam, for Radian Amphibian. Early flights can be viewed here:

UMX Radian on Floats (3 min 37 sec)


My float installation uses a single center float and two outrigger floats. The center float is from an E-flite UMX Carbon Cub Float Set (EFLUA1190). The built-up outrigger floats are made from 1 and 2 or 3mm Depron sheet. The...Continue Reading
Posted by slopemeno | Oct 09, 2016 @ 11:59 AM | 6,642 Views
Tick Point- 1 mile north of Muir Beach in Marin County on Hwy 1 at milepost 7.8. A West wind site. Park and fly. Look for the gravel turnout under the eucaliptus trees. Smallish LZ but big air. Landings can be tricky on big wind days, and you are close to Hwy 1 so use caution on the approach. Officially tolerated by the Parks system.

4-Corners- Near the Mill Valley and Muir Woods area. Called "Homestead Hill" on Google Earth. Has both a west wind and northeast wind side. Large LZ, so good for beginners and large planes. The eastside winds tend to start early this time of year. Officially tolerated and called "Glider Hill" by the Parks system. West Side Fourcorners is located where Sequoia Road, Muir Woods Rd, and Panoramic Hwy meet. Across Panoramic Highway is Eastside, for NE wind days. Big LZ- this is a great place to test fly scale planes, balsa floaters, etc. Update; We're still cut off from the "East Side Fourcorners" site due to some politics, but I think eventually we'll get it back.


Civic Center Hill- San Rafael: This slope is a bit of a walk but worth it. It's located behind Dominican College in central San Rafael. Drive to the top of a street called 'Aquinas' and park. Walk up the Aquinas Fire Road, bear right at the Y and in about 20 minutes you'll see a steep grassy clearing on your left/west. That's the spot. make sure the wind is actually out of the west, as it's an loong way down that hill to get a plane. Big thermals...Continue Reading
Posted by forwardonly | Oct 09, 2016 @ 09:53 AM | 4,471 Views
Not much flying getting done the last two months and by that I mean none! However, I have been slowly working on my fleet and fixing a friend's plane.

Corsair: the top flite corsair is just about air worthy again. I made all repairs except for replacing the former that sits behind the wing. It has a new 14oz tank with a proper three line set up. I have not fixed cosmetics as I'm going to wait for the second flight attempt. The retracts may have to be bent back a little but they look close. I hope to get a nice weekend in November to fly this.

Hog bipe: lost my radio programming so I had to reprogram the hog's settings. Took a second to remember how to assign the second aileron channel. This one is ready to go!

Etana: maidened this one today st my middle school. Great maiden and I look forward to getting the CG nailed for more neutral flight.

Slow Poke: ready to fly! This one is my stand by go to plane for stress free flight.

Round2it: my son cracked the VS but a little CA fixed it. This had its maiden in June and it is a terrific training plane. My son has yet to fly it though! It spent a month at 4-H and the state fair.

My friend's cat knocked his plane off a shelf in his garage. I had to reinstall bothe the VS and HS. These were weak to begin with so it was probably a blessing in disguise. A little gorilla glue had them strong and square and his plane is ready to go!

NEXT! I think I'm going to build a 1/4 scale clipped wing cub next. I tend to enjoy slower flight with basic aerobatics and I like scale so I think this would be a good choice. I am also considering a fun nitro sport plane like a 4-star or Ultra sport. I loved building and detailing my corsair as well so I'm always on the lookout for the next military subject as well but while I have the corsair, I think I'll stay away from military and do a scale civilian aircraft with aerobatic capabilities.
Posted by motorhead540 | Oct 09, 2016 @ 09:47 AM | 6,516 Views
This time of year as we all know in the Pacific NW weather can be a challenge so seeing as how the weather report looked favorable I was up early and to the club field by 8 am .
I have been helping a new member/flyer get his planes and gear together and up to speed so we worked on his stuff and I made few flights .
I took and flew my 2 , 48" extreme flight planes the MXS and the EDGE540 , also got in a couple flights with my Aeroworks su31 profile , the Trex500 , and my DJI450 Mulit which I am finally starting to get a handle on has taken me some time to get orientation figured out . It just presents so flat and square in the sky it is difficult to figure out front ,back and sides where I have no problems with that on my planes or helicopters now .
Weather made for very few people at the field so by noon I was the only one left so I loaded up and returned to the house .
I had answered an add listing from another member who happened to be local for some Vox props so I went and met up with him ,then dropped off a slow stick to another one of our club members house that was given to him by a member who had been at the field who asked me to get it to him .
I then returned to my house charged some batteries flew my Carbon Z Cub ... But at dusk I for the first time Ever tried some low light/night flight with my DJI450 which I have only been flying for a short time now it really shows up well in the dark with the LED lights almost easier to figure out orientation then in the daylight . After that I came in and did my first ever FPV flights with my new INDUCTRIX FPV and my EV800 goggles ...

Today its raining bad !!!
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 09, 2016 @ 09:02 AM | 4,073 Views
Hi there people

a friend of mine recently got this Eachine FPV plane in (from Banggood) and he offered it to me, to shoot a review on it.. I appreciate that a lot offcourse

This is a link to the plane: Eachine micro Skyhunter FPV version

So.. it an RTF, apart from the radio gear & flight lipo.. Pretty nice plane actually.. I did a few flights with it today and it's a joy to fly

Here is my review on this FPV plane

DutchRC - Eachine micro Skyhunter 780mm FPV plane - Review! (from Banggood.com) (11 min 52 sec)


Specifications:
Wingspan: 780mm
Length: 540mm
Dry weight: 230g
Motor: 2204 2300kv
Propellor: 6x3
ESC: HobbyWing 20A
FPV camera: EF-01 800tvl Cmos
5.8Ghz VTX: 40ch 23mW
Flight battery: 1300mah 3S
Posted by Thecheesemiester | Oct 09, 2016 @ 08:52 AM | 3,783 Views
So last weekend i flawy parkzone t28 fpv for the first time in months, and the first full successful time. the plane had a Mobius and fatshark 25mw VTX. the mobius worked well with not any noticeable latency at 720P, although with only a 25mw VTX i had to keep the plane pretty close in. I had little 5g servo for a pan servo, with 3 positions (left, middle, right). i laos had a pilots arm on a y harness with the ailerons but i didn't plug it i as i was worried about putting too much strain on the BEC. all in all the flight went pretty well, although i had a few close calls and it was a little windy and nose heavy. Weirdly i started the flight facing West and ended facing east!

Parkzone T28 - Scale FPV (7 min 16 sec)


Will
Posted by FPV.Model | Oct 09, 2016 @ 07:27 AM | 2,450 Views


* Japanese ISC bearing
* 0.1mm laminations
* N54 magnets
* M5 hollow shaft

Powerful and high efficiency, this is the new DYS FIRE FPV racing motor. It is the new stage of motor with 0.1mm laminations, Japanese ISC bearing and N54 magnets. More powerful for FPV racing and freedom flight. High efficiency for your race. Around 32g light weight with motor wire and M5 hollow shaft, 3-4s lipo support.

Buy DYS FIRE Racing Motor: http://www.fpvmodel.com/dys-fire-260...-cw_g1201.html


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Posted by scousethief | Oct 09, 2016 @ 06:35 AM | 3,790 Views
Apologies to everyone clogging my PM box :P unfortunately it would seem there is no one left in Britain who can fix ANYTHING !!!!! except me


Normal boring service will resume as soon as ive finished varnishing Ben Nevis
Posted by The PIPE | Oct 09, 2016 @ 06:12 AM | 11,421 Views
Dear Fellow RC-Groupers:

The PIPE Here...and after just over a decade here at RCG, I felt it was time to place up the first "blog entry", even though I last flew RC aircraft some 13 YEARS ago, I still VERY much want to get back to RC flying with my local AMA-chartered flying club in Halifax, MA, which IS going to take getting back to WORK again in the future to afford it all!

As I was quite surprised to find out a couple of years ago, the mid-1980s hernia operation I had that's been causing me no end of upper left leg PAIN ever since if I'm ever "on my feet" without moving for too long a time, due to a surgical mistake during my last hernia procedure in 1985, is a VALID disability, making me eligible for Federal SSI benefits and likewise, very similar Massachusetts-specific, state-level "SSP" benefits to help out while I'm still unemployed.

As I'm still living here at home with my newly-octogenarian mother, she does need someone to help take care of her here at home (get meals, doctor-visit transportation, etc) as a caretaker, and I get a roof over my head in return.

Getting back to work, though, IS going to take re-education at a Boston area community college that has good adaptability to disabled students' needs. I've already completed the first of five "distance learning" courses towards a new CAD drafting certificate that the 2-year college provides, but I'm going to HAVE to, due to my caretaker status, only take ONE course a...Continue Reading
Posted by XQPOWER | Oct 09, 2016 @ 04:22 AM | 2,151 Views
Hi guys ! nice day ?! some one 's looking for the models below ?
Yes , really hot model !

XQ-S4116F
Name:15kg-cm Digital Servo;
Size :A:40.2mm B:20.1mm C:38.8mm D:48.0mm E:10mm; Weight:56g ±0.2(1.46oz);
Gear type:Titanium Gear;
Speed:0.08 sec/60° at (7.4V)
0.10sec/60°at (6.6V)
Torque208.3 oz-in)15kg.cm.at(7.4V)
(180.5 oz-in)13kg.cm.at(6.6V)
Digital servos features: Support high voltage;Waterproof; Plastic case, resist heat and corrosion; Aluminium middle hull, easy to eliminate heat;Adopt high quality coreless motor.


XQ-S4116D
Name:8.5V16kg-cm Digital Servo;
Size :A:40.2mm B:20.1mm C:38.8mm D:48.0mm E:10mm; Weight:56g ±0.2(1.46oz);
Gear type:Titanium Gear;
Speed:0.14sec/60º at (7.4V)
0.12sec/60º at (8.5V)
Torque205.5 oz-in)14.8kg.cm.at(7.4V)
(234.7 oz-in)16.9kg.cm.at(8.5V)
Digital servos features: Support high voltage;Waterproof; Plastic case, resist heat and corrosion; Aluminium middle hull, easy to eliminate heat;Adopt high quality coreless motor.
Posted by Merch | Oct 09, 2016 @ 12:22 AM | 7,773 Views
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 09, 2016 @ 12:20 AM | 3,142 Views
Feiyu Mini 3D alternative firmware (2 min 4 sec)


Still managed to not burn out the motors or break the flex wires. These are considered the mane risks for any development on it.

Stepped the IMU & feedback up to 2khz, but the mane limitation is nothing else can happen while I2C is being accessed. The IMU board has to send the readout & wait for a data packet to make a full round trip to all 3 microcontrollers & back before taking the next reading. Function indirections contributed quite a delay to the I2C driver so inlined a lot of it.

Much PID tweeking got useful pointing accuracy but not as good as stock, despite much higher current. The reluctance cogging ended up not a factor. In certain parts of the rotation, it slightly vibrates when fighting reluctance cogging, but it doesn't ruin the video. The feedback allows it to do smooth panning with no evidence of the cogging troubles.

Decided to implement the full auto centering using the hall effect sensors. So if it's within 10 deg of the target position, it uses the IMU. If it's outside 10 deg, it uses the hall effect sensors. There's a small jump when transitioning because the hall effect sensors aren't as accurate as the IMU, but it's better than a complete loss of control when it bumps into something.

Mixing of the roll/heading motors is definitely horrid. It didn't work in the stock firmware, but it was better. There's never going to be variable pitch or ability to initialize upside down. These problems are solved with matrixes & needing a matrix to solve kinematic problems has always been a career ending event.
Posted by ebolton92 | Oct 08, 2016 @ 09:32 PM | 4,921 Views
I just want to give a huge shout out to everyone who has ordered a light kit from me.

I never expected there to be so much interest in them!!! Thank you all.

For those that currently have an order placed we are working as fast as possible to get them out to you.

Again thank you!!
Posted by EvilDuckSauce | Oct 08, 2016 @ 09:16 PM | 1,923 Views
I am looking for a DESERT TAN Society 808, Evo 300 frame. I love the desert tan military theme. I can either pay or trade.

You can contact me directly through my email: [email protected]
Posted by Artful Owl | Oct 08, 2016 @ 08:05 PM | 5,109 Views
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Posted by standroneflyer | Oct 08, 2016 @ 07:32 PM | 2,210 Views
So I have the following things ready but I just don't know how to flash it. Any help would be appreciated.

USB ASP programmer : http://www.protostack.com/accessorie...avr-programmer

KK2.1 Hard Case Flight Controller : https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...rogrammer.html

Extension Cable : https://www.amazon.com/sunkee-Conduc.../dp/B00ASWYX0S

These are the followings things I have and needed to flash the KK FC.

The KK has a 6 pin ISP port for flashing but I have no clue on on the wiring. The USB asp is 10 pin and there are diagrams online that shows you how to do it, but I just can't figure it out.

Any Help would be appreciated.
Posted by weathervane | Oct 08, 2016 @ 07:17 PM | 6,415 Views
Here is a quick video of my CNC machine cutting a fuse side. Nothing fancy.

WIN 20161008 15 44 09 Pro (2 min 22 sec)


-Andrew
Posted by I am not a robot | Oct 08, 2016 @ 06:28 PM | 4,442 Views
Little treat in the mail bag today! My two tiger moths just got a whole lot cooler!