Posted by Capt_Kitt | May 31, 2019 @ 01:02 AM | 593 Views
I tried to whole “let’s print an airplane “ thing again. This time it’s an ECLIPSON model T. I really had to add the nose ballast on this one. Flight weight is 930g, about 100g over ideal. I’m just hoping that the plane will hold up to the stress of flight. The quality on the parts I printed isn’t great.
Posted by captain MoMo | May 30, 2019 @ 09:39 PM | 744 Views
This is how I add the external BEC to an OPTO (meaning there is no internal BEC) ESC.

Note that if the ESC has an internal BEC you will need to remove the red wire from the lead going to the RX, otherwise you will have two conflicting voltages and burn something up.
Posted by old4570 | May 30, 2019 @ 08:45 PM | 796 Views


Yes , been raining for almost a week now ( most rain we have had in a long time ) ..
Came this morning , one WL Toys F-959 ...
Easy peasy / lemon squeezy ... Just plug in the wings and charge the battery ... Ok !

I also had to trim the rudder and elevator .. Alignment was ?
Other than that :
Engine / prop produce right on about 1:1 power to weight .. Noisy motor but no bad vibrations .
Flying weight is right on about 111 grams .

Factory transmitter blows chunks ! Ever seen a Cow blow chunks , the factory Tx blows chunks like that ..
Ele / Rud are seriously jerky
Motor = First 1/3 of throttle gives you nothing , then suddenly the power comes on .. And motor speed seems to be in 3 stages ( Feels like )
And the Rud / Ele feels the same , like 3 stages of control ( Not smooth at all )

Since the model uses the old Flysky protocol , I bound it to by Taranis Q x7 equipped with a multi protocol module ..

Chalk and Cheese folks ... Night and day , garbage and strawberries .
The difference is simply astounding .. Everything on the Qx7 is smooth ( Motor / Rud / Ele ) .

The battery goes right up the nose of the model , and there is plenty of movement / placement to play with the CG .

I will not fly the F959 with the factory Tx , it just blows .
I already set it up in the X7 .

Bad Weather , rain and more rain predicted + Winds ...
??? When I will get a chance to fly , F959 - Firstar - Ezio ...

MG 800

I saw this...Continue Reading
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | May 30, 2019 @ 05:34 PM | 718 Views
After completing a full build article here I have been flying the Hobbymate Asteroid for a few weeks and have completed my review. This review is text/pictures and embedded DVR so it's much easier to scroll through than a video review (IMHO)

https://www.quadifyrc.com/reviews/hobbymate-asteroid-3-inch-quadcopter-review

The full article above but here are my key findings:
  • This is a very premium kit for $140 and genuinely capable of 3-6s (you can choose 2700kv for 6s or 4300kv for 4s)
  • It is capable of 91mph+ on 3s or 106mph+ on 4s (GPS readings)
  • I feel the motor kV is a little too high for 4s but this can be resolved with a throttle limit
  • I was sceptical about using an EOS2 cam for FPV but the 4:3 ratio variant actually works well
  • Given the power of the motors and strength of the frame it is light at under 140g


Posted by mlilasic | May 30, 2019 @ 02:24 PM | 755 Views
Review of SL-2212A Six Channel High-speed One Key Takeoff Attitude Hold RC Quadcopter




I and my 5 year kid tested this quad and it flies great. Perfect height hold and very robust, my kid gave it few crash tests.
On low rates very smooth but on high rates very agile. Flight time is more than enough to have some real fun.
I can recommend it for kid pilots and for first time pilots who want chep start in the hobby


Description:
  • Battery: 3.7V 380mAh ( included )
  • Charging time: 60 minutes
  • Flight time: 7 minutes
  • Maximum Flight Speed: 2.5m/s
  • Remote control distance: 30m
  • Remote control battery: 3 x AAA ( included )
  • Color: Blue & Camouflage
  • Quadcopter Size: 26*15*10cm



Features:
  • Attitude Hold mode provides stable flight
  • One key takeoff
  • Easily control aircraft by controller no need by hands, more convenient and quick
  • Large capacity battery
  • Battery life up to 7 minutes



Functions:
  • Forward/backward
  • Turn left/right
  • Sideward flight
  • one key takeoff
  • one key landing
  • Three speed mode


In the box:



1 x Aircraft
1 x Remote Control,
1 x Charging Cable
1 x Screwdriver
1 x 3.7V 380mAh Battery
3 x AAA Battery
1 x English Manual


Light show:

SL-2212A Night Flight - Six Channel High-speed One Key Takeoff Attitude Hold RC Quadcopter (0 min 21 sec)




and crash test by my 5 year kid:

SL-2212A Crash Test - Six Channel High-speed One Key Takeoff Attitude Hold RC Quadcopter (0 min 10 sec)
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Posted by racermark | May 30, 2019 @ 11:45 AM | 909 Views
It all started with the golf cart that needed to be ready for INDY 500 weekend. I took the cover off of it and noticed the RR tire was flat and seemed not to be happy to air up.
SO
I thought how about some new tires,
which switched to be maybe get a set of cool wheels.
Which changed to how about fix the body cracks with the new Plastic Welder,
which allowed me to be talked into,
WELL YOU CAN SEE FOR...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | May 30, 2019 @ 07:57 AM | 734 Views
Tips - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro Build & Setup



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uENTA7OlpdY

This will provide you with some additional Build Tips, CG Location, and More....

Here is a link to the Maiden Flight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rugO503Bsr0

Here is a link to the Build Videos:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq5FAnQwsS8
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEYRIQ5hxxs
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvOD2rdSXQw
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUDSZR4KKw8

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set
https://www.banggood.com/5X-Eachine-...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups | Facebook

https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
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Posted by Bella Liu | May 30, 2019 @ 03:48 AM | 702 Views


This is really cool stuff. And it's better than V1.0 version.

Upgrade V2.0 details compared with V1.0:

1:DVR recording time change as 10 minute file folder instead of previous 3 minute one.

2:Aspect ratio 16:9/4:3 switchable instead of previous 16:9

3:40 channels, instead of previous 37 repeat channels

Try it and you will know.
Posted by skyracer068 | May 30, 2019 @ 02:50 AM | 683 Views
Well, I’m finally done! I hope to maiden the B this weekend!
Posted by DoubleEagle | May 30, 2019 @ 02:36 AM | 678 Views
Our partners from Poland made an excelent low budget Christmas advert. Looks super fun.
Remote control toys and models.

If you are interested in cooperation with us visit our website or contact us directly through the email or youtube.

You can find their website here: https://zabawki-
modele.pl/pl/double-eagle_69

The original video is in Ata toys youtube channel: https://youtu.be/66o9qMPGdpo

For more products visit: http://en.doubleeagle.cc/
Business enquires: [email protected]
Excelent Low Budget Advert (remote control toys) (0 min 31 sec)

Posted by DoubleEagle | May 30, 2019 @ 01:44 AM | 658 Views
One of our customers in Poland made a pretty nice Christmas video advert. Pretty good for a low budget
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66o9qMPGdpo
Posted by vtach688 | May 29, 2019 @ 09:14 PM | 698 Views
Just put up a new video and short review of the E Flite Extra 300 1.3

E Flite Extra 300 (4 min 49 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 29, 2019 @ 08:07 PM | 807 Views
This is my H-King High Performance Paramotor Second Flight with amazing scenery!

H-King Paramotor Second Flight - Hobbyking RC PPG (5 min 51 sec)

Link to the H-King Paramotor: https://bit.ly/2VXTOcX

Flight Battery Link: https://bit.ly/2HCQCzA

The HobbyKing™ Paramotor is extremely easy to fly due to its very gentle and stable flight characteristics yet once you are used to it, it will perform loops and rolls with ease. Due to the design the huge high performance 2400mm sail opens quickly for easy launching and it will retain its shape even in turbulence. The single skin durable sail is made from 100% ripstop fabric and comes pre-rigged with tough polyethylene lines and ready to attach to the durable aluminum gondola. It does require a computer radio with mixing and servo control curves, to see what is involved in the radio set up please watch the attached video and also the one for the setting up of the parafoil itself.

There is a high level of prefabrication so assembly time is minimal and it is Plug-N-Fly so all you require is your own transmitter, receiver, and battery. The Paramotor is fitted with a powerful 3530-1400KV brushless motor swinging a 10 x 4.7 propeller, it also has a 50 amp electronic speed controller with 5 amp BEC and 2 powerful 15kg high torque metal geared servos. A 3S lipo battery is recommended and it can vary in capacity to suit different flying conditions. The recommended flying weight is 1.6~2.0kg, in light wind conditions it is...Continue Reading
Posted by H-1 | May 29, 2019 @ 07:39 PM | 810 Views
To build it is the plan. It can easily house a 124mm monster.

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Posted by AlkaM | May 29, 2019 @ 03:19 PM | 774 Views
Its been a while since I have put out any new hardware. The main reason is writing the firmware was much more time consuming than I first thought. Here is another very simple esc schematic. This would be very similar to the "typical" 32 bit esc using the stm32f051 processor and the fortior fd6288 chip. This one has no current sensing or anything fancy. Just a real basic design.
It is a two layer board.. can be printed cheaply at any pcb fab.
The total cost for the parts is about 5-6 dollars using the nexperia psmn2r4 mosfets. It can handle a decent current.. not sure yet what the limit is but I have used the mosfets for many designs now and they work well for the typical load a 3 or 4 inch quad puts on them anyway.

The firmware to use for the esc current can be found here.
https://github.com/conuthead/f051bldc

There is no configuration tool yet so settings can be changed using dshot commands for rotation direction or 3d mode.

Attached will be a zip file, there are gerbers and driptrace design files inside that can be opened with the freeware version of diptrace. I have a few more simple designs coming as they get tested. I have been using this one for a little while and have a few test flights on a 4 inch quad with 1806 motors.

early testing of the esc and firmware..
2 layer ESC test flight (0 min 58 sec)

and some reversing testing.
Reversing in 3d mode. 1806 motor 5 inch prop. (0 min 36 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by basslord1124 | May 29, 2019 @ 01:17 PM | 673 Views
Yes...had a good morning flight with the FT Tiny Trainer. Talked about some things on camera while I worked on trimming the plane.

Relaxing FT Tiny Trainer flight with chat (12 min 24 sec)