Posted by dsquad | Jan 08, 2019 @ 09:50 PM | 2,633 Views
Posted by Mark79 | Jan 08, 2019 @ 07:59 PM | 1,977 Views
Hey can anyone out there answer this question for me. I am purchasing a 1/5 scale Rovan 290Q Baja 29cc. It is compatible with the 5B and SS King motor. My issue is I want the 3 speed gearing and also the reverse gear but I was told they can't work together, it's either run stock gear with reverse kit or remove both and replace with 3 speed gears. Is this true or false?
Posted by Micubano | Jan 08, 2019 @ 09:34 AM | 6,143 Views
I am loving Flex Innovations' planes. I have a Mamba 10, Extra 300 G1, and the Cap 323 now. It all started with the Mamba 10 at NEAT Fair. When I go to the basement and look at all my other planes, I am wondering when I am going to fly them. Well, not the HH Ultimate2, CZ Cessna, and CZ Cub. I am in the middle of putting together a Precision Aerobatics Extra 260 too. I'm putting the IPA kit and an Aura 8 in it. I'm wondering how it will compare to the Flex planes. I didn't realize that I would need to cut holes in the covering in several places. I'm glad that I keep a lot of new Exacto blades around. I learned from cutting foam that using a new blade every session will keep everything nice looking. I also didn't know a sealing tool is needed. That arrives Saturday. Late 2018 was the Fall of Flex. Maybe 2019 will be about balsa. After 8 years, I finally know what kind of planes I like to fly and willing to sink some money into some good ones without the fear of breaking the landing gear off.

Before the Cap 232 trade happened, I started selling planes to make room. For the CAP 232, I let two guys go crazy and pick out a dozen planes of all sizes. I knew one for years. He is a good pilot. It turned out the other guy only talked a good game. I found out New Years Day at a fun fly that he destroyed the CZ Splendor and Force RC F-18 Blue Angels I traded to him. I just fixed the canopy hatch on the Splendor and the test flights were good. I had an AR636 tuned nicely in the F-18, that had 4 flights on it. I'm wondering if he put a 3S in it. He also has my old QQ Extra 280 that was like new. I'm hoping he hangs it on a wall and never flies it. It's thinking like this that makes my basement look like I'm an airplane hoarder. Well, it doesn't look that way now. I sold/traded a lot of planes. On the other hand, I do have his Cap 232. He set up nice with an AR8010T RX, sat, and even bought HK wing bags. I will have my Cap 232 for years.
Posted by VicT | Jan 08, 2019 @ 07:59 AM | 3,747 Views
I really like the concept of the Radian: simple. However when its time to land you better be willing and able to force her down with tight turns and then nosing her into the grass, ground, sand, concrete, whatever. Hand catching is possible but the only way to slow her down is to get to near stall speed and risk the minor crash damage. Since most of my sailplanes and motorgliders have flaps or flaperons I decided to install my own flaps. Yes I have tried spoilers and they are better than nothing but with about the same time and effort flaps are better in my opinion.

What size? I recently installed some old Radian Pro wings that have flaps and ailerons but very little dihedral. They worked fine with AT6 Texan 636 receiver settings that were loaded in. However I felt that more flap area would be better so I increased the chord width of the flap. I put some yellow tape on the wing for a visual cue before making cut marks. I knew that because of the curved trailing edge I would not be able to have a continuous flap hinge but also knew that keeping the flaps short with a trailing edge connector link would work out OK.
Posted by mlilasic | Jan 08, 2019 @ 03:39 AM | 12,498 Views
Review of CNHL MiniStar 1250mAh 22.2V 6S 70C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug for RC Drone FPV Racing




Test flight DVR:

pict0005 6s 1250 (5 min 56 sec)




Specification:
Capacity: 1250mAh
Voltage: 22.2V/ 6 cell/ 6S1P
Discharge rate: 70C continual/ 140 burst
Charge rate: 5C max
Output connector: XT60 with 12AWG wire



...Continue Reading
Posted by 05RAVEN | Jan 08, 2019 @ 01:32 AM | 2,739 Views
Happy New Year, got a little dusting of snow so took the ol drone up. Thanks for watching!

DJI Mavic 2019 (2 min 6 sec)

Posted by Happymcc | Jan 07, 2019 @ 10:23 PM | 8,289 Views
Just started a facebook page for anyone wanting to do fpv racing in Lake City Forida . I have a course set up at my house and in my house . Im old so not interested in multi gp . I have a couple 5 inch quads a 3 inch a 2 inch for outside . Just started into tiny whoops in the house and love it . Let me know if your in the area and lets play :d
Check out my facebook page at
Lake City Florida FPV Racing
Posted by old4570 | Jan 07, 2019 @ 08:39 PM | 3,155 Views


It's not hot , there was even a cool breeze ..
But with 70% humidity I was soaking wet when I got home !
I went straight into the shower to wash the salt encrustation of my body ...

How the hell can you have a cool breeze and be sweating buckets ?
Come to Melbourne and find out ...

Aaaah yes , the TechOne DLG 1000

A) I pulled the last remaining lead out ( how the ? , did the previous owner ? , ??? )
B) I did quite a bit of peg launching and the DLG 1000 wants a little right rudder on launch to keep it straight . Otherwise it tends to want to roll left / launching off the left wing .
C) I even moved the battery further back to nudge the CG back .. Now the elevator is a little more sensitive and I put in 20% expo which was amended to 15% expo .
D) Flying weight is right on about 199 grams
E) The DLG 1000 is really twitchy on the roll axis for some reason , drop flaps and the situation improves . ( Flies real nice with flaps down )
F) I did mix in one of the rotary pots to adjust the angle of the Ailerons ( Mild flap ) ? So far
G) It glides ok now , but really cant hold onto that altitude .. It drops out of the sky relatively fast . ( Why Im playing with Flaperon angles )
H) I think I understand now why so many SLOPE the DLG 1000 , possibly more of a slope model than a true DLG ..

One hour spent sweating at the park .. The battery was off the charger at 8.4v and when put back on the charger was about 8v ..
Thats not bad for...Continue Reading
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jan 07, 2019 @ 08:38 PM | 4,103 Views
Please see below for a setup and review of the Eachine VR D3 FPV Goggles.

They represent good value for money as a starter or spectator set with useful features like
  • High resolution 900x600 screen
  • Diversity
  • DVR
  • Internal battery included

Full review is here:

https://www.quadifyrc.com/reviews/ea...er-fpv-goggles

Goggles are available here: https://goo.gl/QhTkG4


Posted by Bill M - RC | Jan 07, 2019 @ 08:26 PM | 3,377 Views
Hi Fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

BillM-RC & Banggood - Thank you 2018, Welcome 2019 Giveaway
Click on this link
Thank you 2018, Welcome 2019 RC Giveaway (3 min 11 sec)
, to watch the video and enter here:

One of Two GPS Quadcopter Drones up for grabs

THE LUCKY WINNER CAN CHOOSE WHICH ONE OF THESE TWO PRIZES THEY WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE.

Details on how to enter are in this video and in the description below this video, Good Luck to all participants.
Posted by yosemitez | Jan 07, 2019 @ 07:51 PM | 9,925 Views
playing with the BF 10.5, new 4 fw for the bardwell f4, following the uav tech video

version
CLRACINGF4 (CLR4) 4.0.0 Jan 31 2019 /

# get debug_mode
set debug_mode = GYRO_SCALED

# get dyn
set dyn_notch_range = MEDIUM
Allowed values: HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW, AUTO
Default value: AUTO

# get osd (you will see the max # at the end of the flight on the osd)
set osd_stat_max_fft = ON
Allowed values: OFF, ON
Default value: OFF

you will then see the max_fft in the osd, default is 450, set the max_fft # plus 25
# get dyn
set dyn_lpf_gyro_max_hz = 450 (default)
Allowed range: 0 - 1000

# get dyn_lpf_gyro_min_hz
dyn_lpf_gyro_min_hz = 150
Allowed range: 0 - 1000

taken from video
Betaflight 4.0 - Cascaded Notches & Dynamic Lowpass Filters! (26 min 25 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Jan 07, 2019 @ 06:47 PM | 6,071 Views
Love this jet, heres another great landing for ya!

Another GREAT Landing!! Freewing F-22 Raptor 90mm EDF Jet Flight! F22 Motion RC (4 min 20 sec)

Posted by Kmot | Jan 07, 2019 @ 04:13 PM | 15,324 Views
So now my Firebird has been relegated to being a parking structure for model airplanes!
Posted by DroneEon | Jan 07, 2019 @ 11:29 AM | 2,410 Views
Hi all. I bought the h68w drone about 2 weeks ago. I looked at the reviews and thought it seemed like a good buy. I have previous experience with another drone I had and have flown a few helicopters. That being said, I found this drone difficult to control. At low altitudes it was fine. Landing it was difficult and I battled to stop the props from turning when on the ground. Now, take the drone to about 50 meters high, and it becomes barely controllable. The return feature is a joke. A few days ago, I decided to take it up to about 60 meters at the park down the road from me. Big mistake, having got up there, I reduced the throttle and found it started drifting away. No matter what I did, it would not respond to my transmitter. I lost sight of it and have not seen it since.🙈🙈. I did go to where I thought it had crashed and used the transmitter to see if I could get it to connect to drone. Having walked up and the pavement next to a busy road, I eventually got a spot where the drone linked up to the transmitter ( meaning, the red light on the transmitter stayed permanently on.) However, this is a residential area, where walls surround the properties. Lots of 🌲. I looked up to the closest trees and from the other side of the road, tried to spot it on any of the roofs. All to no avail. My only consolation is the drone wasnt expensive enough, for me to cry myself to sleep that night. But still, I feel the loss. 🙈
Posted by Keith Kindrick | Jan 07, 2019 @ 09:48 AM | 3,409 Views
Lets start 2019 with the Messerschmitt Bf-109 G6 flying low and loud in the second half of the video. Stream that section to your AV system and crank the surround sound you wont be disappointed.

Messerschmitt Bf-109 G6 Low & Loud - DB605 SOUND (12 min 42 sec)



The Bf 109 G-series was developed from the largely identical F-series airframe, although there were detail differences. Modifications included a reinforced wing structure, an internal bullet-proof windscreen, the use of heavier, welded framing for the cockpit transparencies, and additional light-alloy armour for the fuel tank. It was originally intended that the wheel wells would incorporate small doors to cover the outer portion of the wheels when retracted. To incorporate these the outer wheel bays were squared off. Two small inlet scoops for additional cooling of the spark plugs were added on both sides of the forward engine cowlings. A less obvious difference was the omission of the boundary layer bypass outlets, which had been a feature of the F-series, on the upper radiator flaps. Like most German aircraft produced in World War II, the Bf 109 G-series was designed to adapt to different operational tasks with greater versatility; larger modifications to fulfil a specific mission task, such as long-range reconnaissance or long-range fighter-bomber.

To learn more visit:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messer...f_109_variants
Posted by TMacFPV | Jan 07, 2019 @ 09:38 AM | 4,422 Views
I am constantly searching for the "best" (and best value) FPV set-up for my flying conditions. I fly primarily proximity in my "rural" yard and around my house at low-altitude while I continue to improve my skills. Every once in awhile, I will venture out into the "open" for more freestyle type flying--right now, I'm mainly flying Micros low altitude around flags and through gates.
Anyway, in pursuit of the "best gear' I currently have an Aomway Omni Directional Clover Leaf on one side of my Aomway Commander V1 Goggles along with a 10dB TrueRC X-Air directional. Thought it might be worth a try a VAS 13dB Pepperbox to see what the difference would be (if it made any difference while flying low-altitude around obstacles).

For those interested, in the below video, we do a side-by-side comparison of the two Right-Hand Circularly Polarized (RHCP) FPV Goggles directional antennae-the TrueRC X-Air versus the Video Aerial Systems (VAS) Pepperbox. We take a look at the manufacturers specifications, describe some of the important parameters of the antennae and what those mean to you as an FPV Pilot. We describe our testing methodology and conclude with a flight of approximately 315 meters distance out from our launch pad, purposely flying behind trees to determine when video drops out for each. Wish I had done a long-distance run of both as well! Please let us know your thoughts on these (and any other) antennae you might suggest. If anyone has more experience with the Pepperbox, please post your thoughts on it's pros/cons. Thank you!
FPV GOGGLE ANTENNA SHOOTOUT (6 min 22 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jan 07, 2019 @ 09:21 AM | 3,725 Views
My take on a foamboard snow skimmer to use during the winter/snowy months. This is Part 1 of the build process and what I got so far. It is a flat bottomed boat design with 2 motors on the back to use for propulsion as well as direction. They will use differential thrust to control the steering. So no servos are needed! More videos to come on this project.

DIY: Foamboard Snow Skimmer: Part 1 (5 min 27 sec)

Posted by Gary Chen | Jan 07, 2019 @ 03:03 AM | 2,887 Views
Lightweight 30X optical zoom camera for drone (7 min 30 sec)

Sky Eye-30XZ is a 3-axis high stabilized gimbal with 1080P 30X zoom camera for drone inspection, surveillance, search and rescue applications.
The 30X optical zoom camera provides 1080P 60FPS full HD video streaming, which will enable you to see every detail you need in the air even you are far away from the object. High-performance 3-axis gimbal is using advanced FOC(field-oriented control) motor control technology which will enable you to get a 0.01 degree incredible precise control, so the gimbal will give you crystal clear and stable video footage.

Compact and lightweight
Sky Eye-30XZ weighs as little as 700 grams to help you meet your payload weight allowance.

Self-adjusting gimbal speed
Sky Eye-30XZ gimbal Yaw/Pitch speed is self-adjusting, which means the gimbal will adjust its speed automatically according to camera zoom value. This is very useful when you try to target the object in large zoom range.

Anti-pull lock mechanism
Sky Eye-30XZ comes with an anti-pull mechanism for power and control signal cable, which will make the wiring very safe in the air, hard to pull out.

Cooling system
There is one little fan on the top of gimbal control unit, will enable the gimbal to work properly in the high-temperature environment.

Features
1) 700grams, lightweight
2) 1/3 inch CMOS SENSOR
3) 30X optical zoom, 1080P/60 HDMI output for video downlink
4) 1080P/30 MP4 video recorded for on-board TF card
5) S.BUS, PWM and serial command control
6) Anti-pull lock mechanism design for power and signal cable
7) 3-axis high stabilized gimbal system
8) Self-adjusting gimbal speed
Posted by YaLi | Jan 07, 2019 @ 01:43 AM | 2,325 Views
For Special custom-made : 6S 6000mah rc lipo .(
extended edition Balance wire 30cm )

Contact me : https://www.facebook.com/amey.zhang.127
Email : [email protected]
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 06, 2019 @ 10:06 PM | 6,493 Views
5 years old and long since discontinued, my Parkzone Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8 1.1m wingspan Warbird remains to be one of the best, reliable, and formidable in my fleet.

Parkzone Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8 1.1m Flight - January 6, 2019 (4 min 5 sec)

Operating with a Lemon RX 7-Channel DSMX Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver and powered with a Pulse 3S 2250mAh 65C Lipo. With only light modifications such as an APC 11x8.5E Propeller and double-coated with a Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish, this WWII Ghost of the German Air Force has seen many flights, and continues to fly on for many more.

Wishful thinking that Horizon Hobby will re-introduce this exceptional Warbird in their lineup in the future. If I could only keep one 750mm-1.2m Parkflyer-Type Warbird in my fleet, this would be it.

Lately I've been too occupied with life to go through the trouble of creating these flight videos and actually wasn't planning to post any, but a fellow pilot just happened to catch my last flight of the day on his iPhone 8 Plus (which actually came out really well with the exception of a few iPhone focusing issues), so here it is.

Hope you enjoy the video. Thanks to all my supporters and subscribers and of course, thanks for watching!