Posted by montis | Sep 15, 2016 @ 06:59 AM | 8,465 Views
Sub 1 dollar deal (the real deal) on Banggood:
DYS 6045 Blade Propeller Pro CW/CCW Plastic 2 Pairs for only $0.39

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Not shure if I need one, but have ordered 4 sets.

Look at the video how to make Bulnose 5045 out of these:
Making a 5045 bullnose prop from 6045 (Banggood) (0 min 48 sec)

Posted by mihail1004 | Sep 15, 2016 @ 05:44 AM | 3,450 Views
I've just published a new article on my website:

It's about overcoming 5 very common fears we all have/had. I hope the tips I give are useful and you'll enjoy reading it

Here it is:
Posted by bluem6 | Sep 14, 2016 @ 09:45 PM | 7,602 Views
Getting ready to place some components on this tiny "cute" frame lol. The frame is printed from Thingiverse by "bitwise". The frame has another update however my printer heating bed has develop more cracks so no printing until I get it fix.....

I want to run 1407 3600KV or 1306 4000KV with either 3S or 4S. The frame is exactly the same as my previous Amarttan MRP 130mm which has been awesome, hopefully will get same performance out of this build as well....can't wait.
Posted by Nixus | Sep 14, 2016 @ 09:41 PM | 8,408 Views
Just posting these photos for the links
Posted by castlemainiac | Sep 14, 2016 @ 08:43 PM | 2,731 Views
The latest addition to my hangar is an Extreme Flight Extra EXP.

This is the 60" version.
Power is a 4016T/500 Torque Mk2 motor, Airboss 80A ESC, 6S.

It's nigh on impossible to get certain sized Xoar props here in Australia, so I've had to settle for an APC 15x6, I also have a 15x7 and 15x8 to try out. The 15x8 might be a bit much.

Servos - because I'm not a hard-core or even good 3D pilot, are Hitec 5245MGs. When ordering the plane and components from Desert Aircraft Australia, I ordered one spare servo - just in case. I'm glad I did because one servo was misbehaving on startup. It would jump to full extension then back to centre. DA replaced the servo for me, but in the mean-time I could fly.

Batteries are Turnigy Nano-Tech 4000mAh 6S. They're a bit heavier than what a lot of the 3D guys like, but for my flying style they're fine. I get over 8 minutes of flying and land with storage level left in the LiPo.

The Extra came well packed and the build quality was practically immaculate. I had to use the iron on a couple bits of covering detailing just to get it stuck right down, and of course I went over the edges. But there were no wrinkles or defects.

The weather hasn't been kind but I've managed to get 15 flights on her so far. She's precise with no bad habits, flies beautifully.

I've just received a few 3300mAh 6S, it will be interesting to see how she flies with the lighter batteries, because the Extra already feels reasonably floaty, though not as feather-light as my foamie extra.

For those of you with a small car: this plane fits into the back of my VW Golf (seats down). The Extra comes with a bag for the wings, although you need to remove the SFGs before packing them for transport.

Here are a couple photos from just before the maiden:

Posted by BlacklightMiniRc | Sep 14, 2016 @ 08:38 PM | 4,083 Views
I got my barriers all painted and dried. They are really bright and should glow really good when i get the blacklights. I really think i should make the surface black. Plasti dip or paint im still not sure.
Posted by SteelRainSpo | Sep 14, 2016 @ 07:17 PM | 6,974 Views
My most recent fpv racer build is complete, and this is the best, smoothest, most precise frame I've ever flown. The components used include:

-Catalyst Machine Works 4mm 210-R Speed Addict frame

-Flip32 Omnibus f3 flight controller running Betaflight 3.0.0

-Emax 2205 2300kv red bottom race motors

-Fvt little bee 30amp esc's running blheli suite firmware 14.7

-Catalyst Machine Works pdb with built in voltage regulators and filters

-Dal V2 5040 tri blade props

-Hawkeye 200mw fpv vtx with Vas BlueBeam Ultra Airscrew antenna

-Lumenier led tail light with 4 led arm boards

-Sony hs1177 ccd fpv camera

-FrSky x4r-sb

Catalyst Machine Works 210-R Speed Addict (3 min 17 sec)
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Posted by Alias_Hendrik | Sep 14, 2016 @ 05:15 PM | 42,009 Views
Eachine E010 flight time with FPV cam

I struggled with not so good flight times on my E010 + FX798T using a 205mAh battery. I did some changes and instead of reasonable until 3 minutes and another minute flying sluggish and going a few times to the ground and back up, i now reached 4 - 5 minutes ok. The cam is still in his housing. Finally getting somewhere.

Below are the things i changed to get some longer flight time.

Eachine E010 motor upgrade, things i replaced, added or changed

- Replaced the stock motors with the 14000 KV 6 x15 mm Chaoli motors from BG.

- Or you can now also use the new upgraded Chaoli motors from BG which should be around 16000 KV and more powerful. Not tested yet.

- Upgraded to the Eachine 260 mAh 30 C battery with Walkera / Losi connector. (Remove sticker and the clear shrink wrap layer from the battery)

- Cutting down the props to 2 blades. I used a small wire cutter and i used my dremel with a fine "thing" ? to sand the cut smooth.

For the Eachine 260mAh battery which is longer, i folded back the battery stop plate after making a cut on both sides. The battery can go further in (remove the sticker) and the folded part keeps the battery snug in place. I soldered wires + Losi connector to the board (leaving the stock connector in place).

Make sure if you put the 260 mAh battery in the E010 it is centered so the COG is not off. Otherwise you need to trim. If due to where the cam is placed the COG is off you can correct it by...Continue Reading
Posted by Hansondiandian | Sep 14, 2016 @ 05:14 PM | 6,511 Views
Here're some mods I've done on the plane.
1. 9.8x6 4-blade E-flite prop
2. glued-in hinges for rudder
3. 40A ESC
4. 3000mAh 3S Lipo

Plane flies great, much more torque and thrust, but AUW went up to 40oz.

Comments? Leav'em below!
Posted by ebolton92 | Sep 14, 2016 @ 02:56 PM | 5,390 Views
Engineer PA-09

Has anyone used these crimpers??
What are your thoughts?

Posted by Qamie | Sep 14, 2016 @ 01:22 PM | 2,259 Views

I have a 2212/15t 930kv motor I want to run it with a 10×4.5 propellor and a Turnigy 2200mah 30c lipo on my quadcopter.
Can someone please tell me wich ESC is hould use with this combo? Would a Hobbyking 20a Ubec 3a ESC be good enough? If u need pictures ask and ill add some.

Kind regards

Posted by Prof100 | Sep 14, 2016 @ 01:16 PM | 12,001 Views
WARNING or CAVEAT -- With a AR635 this procedure with prevent the stabilization function from initiating.

I spoke to Thomas at Castle tech support. Auto Calibrate of the throttle is the default and theoretically each time you connect the battery you have to go through a calibration. Truth being better than fiction the 2 second wide open throttle calibration is scarey with 2 hp. electric motor spinning a 16 inch prop. So, in practical terms, all you have to do is position throttle at mid point, connect battery, pull to idle to arm the ESC. idle out and then go full throttle for 2 seconds for takeoff. Top end is recalibrated. Don't like using the Autocalibrate default? Keep reading.

You can easily program the Fixed endpoint throttle using the Castle programming card.

This is written from my perspective as a user of a Spektrum DX8 first generation. This is a three part process. Step 1 is to setup the ESC to use fixed endpoints and Step 2 is to adjust the throttle end points in the servo setup Travel throttle setting interface. Step 3 is to bind the receiver again because you need to reset the fail safe.

STEP 1 -- Switching from auto calibrating the throttle to Fixed
First is to connect the card to the throttle lead from the ESC and pressing the lower right button to Throttle (bottom left) and deselecting auto calibrate and selecting FIXED.

STEP 2 -- Adjust throttle end points.
Once Step 1 is completed you then power up the plane normally and adjust the...Continue Reading
Posted by theimacman | Sep 14, 2016 @ 11:25 AM | 4,457 Views
Large sporty quadcopter with 5.8ghz FPV camera.

WLtoys - Q212G Spaceship - Review and Flight (14 min 59 sec)

Posted by wmabad | Sep 14, 2016 @ 11:06 AM | 2,232 Views
hola soy nuevo en el foro y en el aeromodelismo, he construido 2 modelos de aviones a escala con motor a goma ( los dos modelos son moth minor)
les muestro como fue el proceso de construccion de mi primer modelo ( el cual no volo) el segundo modelo ( videos) logro volar un poco gracias a los buenos consejos de colibriguitars.
Por otra parte les cuento que tengo pensado armar otro modelo un biplano habia pensado en el tomtit de frog y luego convertirlo a rc electrico, uds saben de algun plano donde se detalle esa conversion?
Aqui les dejo unos links de mis primero vuelos y
Moth minnor motor a goma (0 min 13 sec)

Moth minnor motor a goma primeros vuelos (0 min 17 sec)
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Posted by Flyboy222 | Sep 14, 2016 @ 10:54 AM | 2,387 Views
The latest firmware update on the Typhoon H seems to have had some share of problems. Among the update problems include issues with the compass causing the drone to be unstable as well as some drifting. In fact, a newer update may be required to resolve compass problems. Usually in these types of situations, firmware is affected by conflicting software information provided. While the new firmware updates have provided some luxuries such as adjusting Return to Home height, the compass issue is part of a long list of casualties that occur because of these updates. Firmware updates can help increase functionality of the aircraft and provide some much needed features. How it can fail can include camera freezing up and stop recording as well as no live picture. Interestingly enough, many people have reported a better experience not updating the firmware. Keep in mind that by not updating the firmware, it goes against manufacturer's suggestions and therefore have unintended consequences on this point. What is your experience with firmware updates and what have you experienced?
Posted by lmopar69 | Sep 14, 2016 @ 10:38 AM | 51,521 Views
My original Gia Norman prototype served me well for 42 flights. Well, he now has a new home in PA so we cut a new kit and the build has begun. Got to make sure it's done, lit with LEDs and ready to fly for HAAEFI!

Posted by FeiJi | Sep 14, 2016 @ 08:53 AM | 3,874 Views
I bought this wing here in China with electronics included for about $50. Wing was well made and included all parts, carbon spars, foam wings, plywood motor mount, control servo linkages, horns,etc. Went together in couple of leisure hours. The motor and controller had plugs already attached so no soldering. I had my own servos and battery.
Its just not worth making my own epp wings when the kits are so cheap and well made.
Ready to maiden tomorrow I hope if the football field here is free.
800mm, 230 grams AUW, 900mah 2s lipo, 4.5 prop, 2400kv motor.
Posted by aben71 | Sep 14, 2016 @ 06:58 AM | 3,521 Views
Out for a flight with my Rodeo 150,trying out my new Eachine EV008 goggles.Video footage is from my RunCam that I strapped on to the Rodeo.

Walkera Rodeo 150 FPV Flight With Minor Crash (2 min 13 sec)

Posted by Chile Vuela | Sep 14, 2016 @ 05:37 AM | 5,844 Views
As I mentioned previously, I lost one of my quads (my freshly built Flying Cinema x24 with 5.8ghz video) in the mountains. Here's a bit of the story - I was flying fairly long range, around 1km, across a river and up the side of a mountain. All was going good until I got a bit cocky, lost video, and ran into some trees. The quad took a long tumble and ended up somewhere on the mountain. I tried to retrieve it that day with one of my buddies that was with me, but the river was too deep and too swift to cross.

About a month ago I managed to cross that river, but after an hour or two of searching turned up nothing.

Anyway, fast forward to last weekend... I used my gimbal quad to reconnoiter the area to see if I could pick up a trace, with no luck. The GoPro just doesn't have enough resolution to be able to see a miniquad.

So I decided to jump back on the horse and fly the same mountain with my Alien 6" kitted out with a TBS microreceiver and a TBS Unify2.4ghz 800mw vtx. Here's the raw flight, with an overlay of the video feed so you can see how well the systems perform. Max distance was around 1.1km horizontal from takeoff point to the top of the mountain. Max distance line of site is obviously greater..

One Battery: Mountain Surfing (3 min 34 sec)

Posted by rcheli168 | Sep 14, 2016 @ 02:41 AM | 4,857 Views
world, in your eyes! 2016 New Skyzone SKY02S V+ 3D 5.8G 40CH FPV Goggles With Tx

This is the latest version of Skyzone goggles that released in July 2016.
The new Skyzone SKY02S V+ 5.8G 40CH 3D FPV Goggles are an upgrade of previous Skyzone 3D Goggles. It remains all the features of previous versions, including 3D/2D mode, built-in DVR with playback, head tracking, built-in front camera etc, also some new features highlight in HDMI-IN, channel auto searching, new eyeshade with headband for cozier wearing.
SKY02S FPV glasses are built-in with two 5.8GHz receiving modules, two antenna ports and two independently-working display modules, bringing you 3D FPV flight experience (SCAM302 3D camera and STX202 two-way transmitters required). The two lens of the 3D camera work in the parallel manner so that 3D effect can be enhanced for close shot and reduced for long shot, bringing people an overall vivid visual experience.
SKY02S FPV glasses can also work in routine diversity reception mode. In such mode, it displays common 2D images. Its radio channel and band settings may be compatible with STX202 and other 5.8GHz transmitters, and in total it supports bands and 40 channels ( see the Specifications Description for details )
Front Camera, more convenience
Image Adjustment, can set the brightness, contrast, hue, sharpness etc.
With Head Tracking, pan and tilt
With DVR function, suggest to format the SD card the first time you use
Playback function
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