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Posted by aero nishi | Today @ 08:35 AM | 44 Views
RC Factory Crack Wing Twin Modification
Specifications:
Motors: SunnySky R1106 8000KV Brushless Motor x 2
Props: 3x2" T-Type 3020 Multirotor Propeller x 2
ESCs: TURNIGY Plush 6A with BlHeli firmware x 2
RX:FM800 Pro 2.4G 8CH Receiver
FC: F4 Micro Flight Controller with iNav firmware
Battery: Dualsky 300mAh 30C 7.4V
RC Factory Crack Wing Twin Modification (1 min 8 sec)


Inverted hovering is still highly experimental but I'm trying with a little bit larger ESCs/ Battery and inverted setting:
Inverted Hovering Test - RC Factory Crack Wing Twin Mod. (0 min 22 sec)
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Posted by PeterVRC | Today @ 08:32 AM | 44 Views
Another FlyFly Mig-29 Fulcrum kit?? When the first one is not even completed!!??
Well Hobbyking had some on sale and.....

I decided - at that time - that I would make one as 'full house' - the original No.1 one. And then this second one as a simple Taileron only hand/bungee launcher. Mainly because operating off a grass field makes it much harder to ROG, plus very punishing on landing gear.
So for this one, it is Tailerons only..... but I will add landing gear also(!!), to only be used for LANDING. Take-offs will be bungee or hand-launch, depending on the final AUW. I will use a FRsky S8R Flight-Controller RX to allow TX/hands free launching too, and thus I will be able to do two handed launches to assure it is a good and fast/strong launch!

For the Landing Gear, it will be the Freewing Su-35 nose gear, which has a trailing link suspension action, and some Hobbyking trailing link main gear oleo/wheels.... which are all very useful on grass. It will only need the 'Medium' sized Retract units, with 4mm on all oleos. Mediums are fine for hard runways too, but you really want the Large size retracts, with 5mm pins, if operating from grass. Which will be what the No.1 Mig-29 gets.

I will add a wing spar (of course!).
I MIGHT even WBPU/Glass it. That can be the last thing done... or not done... once I know the AUW region it is headed for. I want to keep it under 3.0Kg.

It will use my Ex-Su-35 HET2W30 (2200kv) driven Wemo Evo's, on 7S as per the Su-35 used. But those are...Continue Reading
Posted by Zentuckyfriedckn | Today @ 08:26 AM | 54 Views
After destroying 4 boards, I figured, “5th times a charm!” I was now armed with a better, (but still sketch) soldering iron, and some lead solder. It started out ok. THT solder the plugs, and the reciever. Then came the hard part. Soldering the AIO fpv camera and buzzer. My old small buzzer broke, so I used a bigger one I found soldered to an ancient networking card. Turns out this buzzer doesn’t beep it clicks more. (Better then the high pitch screech from the buzzer that annoyed my family) I then tried to fly my quad. But one of the wires on the motor had come loose! So I resoldered it onto the stub of wire sticking out, and covered it with hot glue (along with the other motors) I was sure to use a neeedle to clear the 2 breather holes on each motor with a needle. My fpv camera mount was made by me, and 3D printed by a friend. My measurements were off though. So I just melted the sides off with my soldering iron, and secured the camera with a rubber band that doubles as a battery strap. I will post pictures later.
Posted by Maksimuzz | Today @ 06:11 AM | 113 Views
The functional diagram of the autopilot is shown on a picture. The heart of the autopilot is the LEVEL1 block. This module is a high-priority function and is executed independently of other events every (15.625 ms tested version) 46.875 ms. Its task is to keep the aircraft in the correct flight position.
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The input data for the module is the FSSi structure, which contains the parameters Roll, Pitch and Air Speed. A correct flight position we will name roll = 0 and pitch = 0, when Ref signals are absent. Also this module controls the engine controller of the aircraft and ensures the holding of the speed received from the LEVEL2 unit in accordance with the flight task. The Level2 module disturbs the LEVEL1 module by the Ref signals and thus forces it to hold non-zero roll and pitch values that calculated in accordance with the flight task. The speed parameter is directly transmitted from the flight task. The output of the module is a data structure that contains the current position of ailerons, elevator, rudder and rudder (Throttle). This structure in the program is called FSSo, the Module has the name FltStSys (flight stabilization system). It can be fed into the PWMC (Pulse Wide Modulation Controller) if the autopilot mode is activated. Otherwise, a structure filled with a timer is sent to the PWMC according to the measured values received from the HF receiver. This is a traditional control mode for radio-controlled models. The Level2 module is slower, it generates...Continue Reading
Posted by CCxRC | Today @ 01:08 AM | 362 Views
Feilun FT011 Brushless Race Boat Unboxing (7 min 13 sec)


I'm excited about this unboxing because it's another brushless RC boat! You know how I was shocked by how much fun I had with the Atomic Barbwire 2. This one is brushless as well, but bigger. It's the FeiLun FT011 brushless and watercooled RC Speedboat. It comes in at a great price. Can't wait to run it and get a speed test for y'all.

Check out the FeiLun FT011 Brushless RC Boat at Gearbest ⇨ http://bit.ly/FeiLun-FT011
-Tony
Posted by turbinefancy | Today @ 12:10 AM | 457 Views
Before buying the Mavic Pro, I was intrigued by its “Active Track” function, thinking that it can follow my plane around. It turns out the AT function works quite well tracking surface moving targets. It fails quite miserably at tracking airborn targets, with changing of back ground from ground to sky, sudden and fast moves of aircraft, especially changing flight phase, ie. takeoff, landing, maneuvering etc. The only conditions where it works tracking a airborne targets is when the target moves in a very benign manner with little altitude and angular change relative to the drone, essentially mimicking how a surface target moves. So if anyone is considering buying a Mavic Pro to autonomously film aerial footage of planes, don’t!

Here is a successful attempt after dozens of tries following a plane through takeoff. Any closer, the angular change would be too great for AT to follow:

Test RC Plane Chase with Mavic Pro Active Track- Raw (0 min 40 sec)

Posted by Bazzboe | Yesterday @ 11:39 PM | 462 Views
Welcome to my Blog,
I wanted to let everyone know (and especially those with current orders) I have recently donated my pilot figure and R/C products production(Benchmark R/C) to a non profit company called Build-Up Services Inc. It has been a little confusion and delays in shipping while reorganizing and getting the shop equipped and in order for these changes. This company is an employment service company for Disabled Veterans, and other individuals who may be disabled or challenged to work in a standard workplace scenario. I will be assisting them in training for production , painting, and sales. I have found some very capable and talented Disabled Vets...and think they will become a great opportunity to make this company thrive.
Build -Up Services is also involved in "Faith-Based" counseling, food assistance, and whatever other needs we can help, besides just supply a job. For those who risked it all to secure our freedoms here in the USA thank you . This is the least we can do to support such a worthy cause.
As we transition into a stable workforce we will be posting updates on our website[U] https://mhartfab.wixsite.com/benchmark-rc about Build Up Services. There will be links to help support our DAVs and gift offers as well.
We will be implementing some price changes with some of our new listings on the classified site and a complete list will be on our website as well.
Thank you past customers, and hopefully new ones for your support.
Sincerely, Michael Hicks
Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 10:51 PM | 477 Views
This is the unboxing only for the FEI LUN FX176C2 RTF GPS Drone With WiFi FPV. It is a very budget friendly RC Aircraft.

Unboxing Only - FEI LUN FX176C2 RTF GPS Drone With WiFi FPV (9 min 31 sec)

Here are the Pros and Cons:

Pros:
- Seems like a well thought out budget friendly RC GPS Drone
- The ability to fly with the App with Wifi FPV and GPS is cool
- The price using the link with the coupon code included in the description is pretty impressive
- Because of the battery plug it comes with, it can be charged with a hobby grade charger
- The lights are nice and bright

Cons:
- Camera does not appear to be terrific
- The direction the FPV antenna was facing so far and that was an easy fix
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 09:58 PM | 503 Views
Wing of choice is the Spirit 600mm from Banggood ..
This will be my 2nd Spirit 600 ..
The first was made more robustly with 9g servos and a larger motor ( 18 something ? )
And a heavy 3ch car Rx
And it needs some weight in the nose to balance things out .. ( Larger battery )

So hopefully the 2nd time around I can do it better :

This time I am going with the 1306 - 4000KV motor ( small - light )
Also a much smaller lighter ESC ( not sure 6A is enough - will see )
Also the servos this time will be 3.7g
And I will be using a Redcon 6ch Rx ( very light )
This will hopefully allow for the use of a small 2s like a 250 -300mAh battery ..
The goal on this build is to go light .. This should allow for much slower flight speed / glide better as well ..
I know , less weight will mean less tolerance to wind ..
But I really want a slow wing ( compact for easy deployment )
Posted by BDOG1 | Yesterday @ 09:05 PM | 539 Views
Got out again with my sloping buddies.
The day started in the 60"s but was in the low 40's by late afternoon when we made it to the hill 12 to 15 mph.
Flights with the Sizzle, Ka-8, Sally, Ez glider and Zagi
A good Time was had by all !
Posted by angelo.p | Yesterday @ 06:29 PM | 591 Views
Here is my review with first flight of Ldarc KingKong Tiny 6X.

This time KingKong decided to use 7mm motors (like the old Tiny7) on 66mm frame (like the old Tiny 6): a perfect combination!
Speed and agility!
An indoor parking race in acro mode in the next video... please subscribe to my channel!
KINGKONG LDARC TINY 6X - Test e recensione dell'ultimo Tiny Whoop Killer! (12 min 33 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Yesterday @ 05:26 PM | 692 Views
The DJI Mavic Air Unboxing and Review.


DJI Mavic Air Unbox and Initial Walk Though (13 min 54 sec)





Over the last week I have been able to spend some time with the new DJI Mavic Air and wanted to share with you my thought, some info and details on this new model and take a closer look at some of its main features


The Package




It’s clear DJI have put a lot of effort into all aspects of their product releases these days and that includes the packaging too, the boxes are a nice clean white design with simple a picture on the front showing you what you about to see, as you lift the lid your hit with a that nice new product smell and everything is carefully packaged and positioned neatly waiting for you, your first presented with a padded semi ridged protective case that contains the Craft, below this Is the first box of accessories that contains quick release prop guards, a spare set of props and the user guides, below this is the remote and the final box of accessories that contains the battery charger, A USB C Cable and adapter, additional device connection cables and a spare set of control sticks



The Craft


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Posted by biglombo | Yesterday @ 04:34 PM | 682 Views
Fun in this awesome and huge equestrian centre! part2

Camera: Xiaomy Yi - with SuperView script

I hope you enjoy and if you like what you see, please subscribe my channel! http://bit.ly/2y4wZgh .....THANK YOU!!!

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Horsepower - pt.2 | FPV FREESTYLE | RACING DRONE ITALY (3 min 37 sec)



Watch part 1 here:
Horsepower - pt.1 | FPV FREESTYLE RACING DRONE | ITALY (3 min 44 sec)
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Posted by biglombo | Yesterday @ 04:32 PM | 685 Views
Finally after almost one year of FPV, even if I live near it, for the first time I went to fly one battery to the legendary "stargate" in Rome. I had a relaxing flight after the sunset, unfortunately with a lot of wind. Really exciting location...lot of adrenaline!

Camera: Xiaomy Yi - with SuperView script

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Stargate after the sunset | FPV FREESTYLE RACING | DRONE ITALY ROME (3 min 43 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Yesterday @ 04:29 PM | 693 Views
Checking out the new Mirarobot S60 Brushed RC Drone which is RTF ,has a built in 5.8G Transmitter FPV CAMERA also this quadcopter has both Three and Six Axis Modes.Pretty cool little quadcopter

Mirarobot S60 FPV Quadcopter Review And Staircase FPV Flight (10 min 53 sec)


You can pick up the Mirarobot S60 here https://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopt...?lkid=12793650
Posted by decreale | Yesterday @ 04:19 PM | 697 Views
I have version open-x9D v1.1.02 trying to upgrade. I cannot down load any firm ware. It will not turn on properly using the two trim buttons and powering on. I get the message throttle error. All my models are gone somehow the system formatted over everything however I did backup my models.

Started DFU Util
C:/Program Files (x86)/OpenTX/Companion 2.0/dfu-util.exe -a 0 --dfuse-address 0x08000000:524288 -d 0483:df11 -UC:/Users/Mike/AppData/Local/Temp/2432-flash-check.bin
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dfu-util 0.7

Copyright 2005-2008 Weston Schmidt, Harald Welte and OpenMoko Inc.
Copyright 2010-2012 Tormod Volden and Stefan Schmidt
This program is Free Software and has ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
Please report bugs to dfu-util@lists.gnumonks.org

Filter on vendor = 0x0483 product = 0xdf11
No DFU capable USB device found

Got this resolved but I tried to write my models back to the radio using companion 2.2 and it told me the USB was not connected . The radio said the USB was connected
Posted by KatrinaRosen | Yesterday @ 04:12 PM | 702 Views
A pilot and passenger from Australia sustained only small cuts and bruises when an elk jumped and severed the tail rotor of their helicopter Monday evening near Currant Creek in Wasatch County. The pair was attempting to net the animal, Wasatch County Search and Rescue said on Facebook. Few details were immediately released, and it was not clear how the elk fared. First responders from Fruitland evaluated the two aboard the helicopter.
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/...ch-county.html
Posted by justhuman | Yesterday @ 02:54 PM | 750 Views
The main part of the Ka-3 fuselage frames are built. Still a lot of tedious filleting to do before the fun of detailing can begin.