Posted by Misiel | Today @ 03:18 PM | 22 Views
Just to have nice videos in my profile if anyone wants to check what I am doing
Racing Drone from Another Perspective (2 min 8 sec)

Flying wing aerial video (1 min 39 sec)
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Posted by paigemoody547 | Today @ 01:46 PM | 67 Views
as this is going to be my first entry in this blog, and there will hardly be any exaggeration in it if I say that now drones are going to be sold at the cheap price and you can also have your own drone in such a low and budgeted price. as on the internet I viewed a lot of links that are selling cheap drones after some time I will share a link through which you can have your own drone as well.
Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 09:03 AM | 162 Views
Hi there people

this thread will be more less a combo of a review and log of the development for this new FlySky radio..
At the moment I start this thread the firmware isn't really ready, so I'll post updates on that as we go along..
Obviously others are more then welcome to post their findings / thoughts / updates!

Link to this radio: FlySky NV14 Nivana drone / FPV radio

So the NV14 Nirvana huh? It is a radio specifically designed for drone / FPV pilots. Does that mean the radio can't be uses for planes / heli's etc? It definately can AND I will test that.. Regardless of that I think it's refreshing to see a company try a design that's very different from what we are used to

To start things.. Here are my (current) first thoughts on this transmitter.. I've done my best to make this as unbiased / objective / honnest as possible:

FlySky NV14 NIRVANA Transmitter - P1: INTRO (21 min 57 sec)


Updates on this sage will follow shortly

Download page for firmwares: http://www.flysky-cn.com/download.html

Link to my NV14 Nirvana Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...5XIPrTgSbWed9G
Posted by aopen3434 | Today @ 07:21 AM | 193 Views
ST5XHPT is a Economy military grade mini HDMI Video and Data transmission COFDM system for UAV. It support HD720P video Range 1-2km
It develops CABAC (H.265+TS) coding&decoding technology to achieve Utra-high resolution(720P), long distance(air to ground 5km) and low delay(12-25ms)
transmission. The system supports (data&image) communication, adjustable video resolution, bit rate output with the TPlayer software. It can realize the soft decoding with low delay. Meanwhile this SUNTOR series products have small size, light-weight, low consumption, high stability and high sensitivity. They are suitable various environment of different application.



Features
 Video Input: HDMI
 Resolution: HD 720P
 Distance: Air to ground 5km
 Latency: ≤12-25ms
 Duplex Data Transmission: TTL-RS232/485
 Dimension: 73*48*14mm
 Weight: TX 58g/RX 58g
Model: ST5XHPT Frequency 2.4GHz(2.402-2.478GHz)
Wireless Fault-tolerant LDPC FEC
RF Transmitted Power 27dbm (Air to ground 5km)
Power Consumption
TX: 7Watts
RX: 5Watts
Frequency Bandwidth 2/4/6/8MHz
Latency ≤12-30ms
Video Color Space Default 4:2:0 optional: 4:2:2/4:4:4
Antenna 1T1R
Video Input/output Interface HDMI mini TX/RX, or transform FFC to HDMI-A RX/TX
Video Compressed Format H.265 +TS
Bit rate Adjustment DIP or SPI2MCU
Encryption WEP, WPA(PSK), WPA2(PSK), WPA+WPA2 (PSK)
Transmission Distance Air to ground 5km
Start-up time < 25s
Two-way function Support video and duplex data simultaneously
Data Support Duplex TTL RS232/485 Data Transmitting
Power supply DC 7- 18V
Transmission Rate 3-5Mbps
Receiving Sensitivity -100dbm@4Mhz
Interface
720P HDMI Mini RX x1 S1 TTL bidirectional serial port x1 RF SMA Power Input x1 Indicator Light
HDMI input/output Status Transmitting and receiving Video board working Status Power Temperature Range
Operating temperature:0C ~+ 85C Storage temperature:-10C ~+ 90C Appearance Design CNC technology/ double aluminum alloy shell with waterproof design
Dimension 734814mm
Weight Tx: 58g/Rx: 58g

http://OFFTHEGRIDWATER.CA/
Posted by gm3.6 | Today @ 06:57 AM | 217 Views
Hey there im pretty new here but not new to building and rc planes. I just started a build for an 8 foot wingspan b 52 to be built out of 1/4x2x4 foam sheets. I bought them from model plane foam. Found here http://www.modelplanefoam.com/. Its basicly a depron foam substitute.
So the b 52 is gonna be a rib and skin full fuselage b 52 with a removable wing. The plane was designed in free google sketchup 8. The picture i posted was the first sheet of parts drawn onto foam. Ill make sure to take lots of build pictures.
Posted by UpNup | Today @ 03:46 AM | 275 Views
Wheels on the landing gear need to be reamed out to fit the axle.

The nose gear is more scale liking with a new pastiche sleeve. I used a plastic rod from window blinds. I used a box cutter to slit the side and pop it over the nose gear wire. Then I put CA and clamped it to seal the slit. A white plastic straw would have been easier.

The wheel pants in the instruction manual are wrong. For one, it left out the axle. Slots must be cut on both sides of the wheel pants.

The key to the wheel pants assembly is to put the wood piece into the pants and screw it to the landing gear. Mash the assembled wheel, wheel collar and axle into the soft plastic wheel pants.
Posted by Captain Canardly | Today @ 01:53 AM | 325 Views
Hello fellow builders! Missy iz pooped, and I don't wanna play video games, which leaves the best option in between covering and finishing my f3RES' birds is finishing AM (Tony) Beck's laser sets! I have not done any vias yet ( those cutaway thingies that hold parts in sheet form) and as I took screenshots, I see the "other" places where nesting has not been finished.
I am now driving on Version 11 of TurboCAD Mac, ( a Solidworks engine) which is now the 10th build which Tony and the birds have lived through!
I was a bit confused when I learned that Soaring Digest wanted hand drawn plans for their article, as I now have 10 full Gigs of info for these birds!
As I'm completing my story @ " I don't like doing surgery on my birds" in Sailplane talk, I'm getting the 1/32 sheeting boxes planned out CADwise.
The past couple years have been pretty intense for life bein' lived, but finally things are getting "in line"
The one other main thing is this would be an expensive kit, if all the parts are lasered, so Tony and I are figuring out the least expensive way to get these kids flying!
Please give us feedback! I do have files with no vias as now, but I need to nest a set of 4 more of proper material ribs 13-15, which are the polybreak ribs, with 1/16" plywood for the facing ribs being numbers 14.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 10:21 PM | 375 Views
RC Tip #2 - Sharpen Those Blades!

RC Tip #2 - Sharpen Those Blades! (3 min 41 sec)


Don't throw that exacto or utility blade away just because it's dull! Sharpen it!

In this video we show you how to prolong the life of your blades and save you MONEY ;-)

The best price I have found on a 15 pack of the Exacto #11 Blades: https://www.walmart.com/ip/X-ACTO-11...-Pack/15787727

The best price I found for a 24" x 36" reversible cutting mat: http://www.usartsupply.com/USA-CM-24X36-GB

In the video I said 250 grit sandpaper and should have said 220 grit ;-(

220 grit sandpaper 4pk: http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Pro-Gr...GP-4/205415923

400 grit sandpaper 4pk: http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Pro-Gr...GP-4/205415931

Elmers Spray Adhesive: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Elmer-s-M...esive/19794380


Gain the Knowledge, feel the Passion!
Posted by Oxotnik | Yesterday @ 07:00 PM | 664 Views
Nothing special, but I thought that I’d do a build blog for the HK 1875mm B-17 that I recently purchased. I stumbled across the HK B-17 by accident. HK was running a sale, and I couldn’t pass up a great deal on a multi-engine warbird.

I’d have preferred to have gotten an OD Green B-17, but HK only had the silver in stock. I think that HK is discontinuing the B-17 and discounting their remaining stock to free up the shelf space. Glad to have gotten one.

I’m a warbirder, but not much of a bomber guy. So, I did some fast and furious research and decided to model the G Model I’ll Be Around of the 390th, on display in the Tucson Air Museum.


Mods planned:
- retractable tailwheel (FMS 1.4m Bf-109G Tail Wheel)
- G Model nose details (Freewing B-17G plastic parts)
- make the Main Struts more secure (replace grub screw with better fasteners, flatten spit on struts for grub screws, and probably drill/tap additional grub screw holes)
- Decal Set from Callie Graphics.
- weathering? Haven’t decided yet. I may leave it as a pristine B-17G, like the one on display in the Tucson museum.

This is how B-17 looks right now.



The guys over in the HK B-17 Discussion Thread have provided a lot of great information. A special shout-out to BornToLate and BRGT350 for being especially helpful!!!!
Posted by mlilasic | Yesterday @ 05:32 PM | 693 Views
JHE42B 110DB Finder Buzzer Built-in Battery with LED Light for RC Drone F3 F4 F7 Flight Controller

Notice: Now BG also sells Vifly Finder v1.2 of this battery powered buzzer - lost drone finder- "New V1.2 Version, support 36 Hours beep"



This summer my friend and I were flying over the woods and he crashed. Lipo on his drone got disconnected in crash so he lost possibility to turn on buzzer on his drone . We were looking for his quad for 6 hours and couldn't find it. Loss to be greater, he had GoPros 4 on quad with lots of flight footage. It was lost too.
That evening , when I got home, I ordered immediately this little device. It can work as ordinary buzzer, but slightly louder, but more important it has its own builtin battery so it will sound even flight pack gets disconnected from the quad, plane etc...


I highly recommend this product.



Specification:

Size:

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Posted by aero nishi | Yesterday @ 05:13 PM | 695 Views
I tried to control Mini Convergence VTOL with Futaba transmitter.

Control E-flite Mini Convergence VTOL with Futaba TX (0 min 16 sec)


MCV supports only Spektrum serial reciever(SPM4648), so I needed to simulate Spektrum serial.
Spektrum serial is 12500bps, 8bits, No parity and 1 stop bit. SPM4648 sends 16byte packet every 22ms.
At first I thought about converting SBUS to Spektrum with Arduino or mbed, but since I found "SBUS to PPM or Spektrum Serial Converter" is being sold on the internet, I decided
to use it.
I needed to modify the firmware of the converter slightly to match the output of SPM4648.
Since the voltage of MCV's receiver connector is 3.3 V, I took 5V from unused servo connector
of the MCV to power the converter and the SBUS receiver. The signal from the converter is
level-shifted and input to MCV.
Posted by biglombo | Yesterday @ 04:07 PM | 687 Views
Winter is coming | fpv freestyle | tbs source one - betaflight 3.5 (2 min 12 sec)


Winter is coming....fly as much as you can before is too late...

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Posted by yours truly | Yesterday @ 03:56 PM | 686 Views
So I recently got back into RC helicopters after a lengthy break and selling all my old stuff. I've already got 2 blade nanos and a blade 130s with a dx6e tx. It's good to be back and I'm thoroughly enjoying it
Posted by scousethief | Yesterday @ 03:54 PM | 700 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-ROTG01-Pro-UVC-OTG-5_8G-150CH-Full-Channel-FPV-Receiver-WAudio-For-Android-Smartphone-p-1347396.html



Eachine ROTG01 Pro UVC receiver is upgraded with audio,and two buttons which make you search the frequency up or down,also included 2 different cables for Type-C and Micro USB, and receiver sensitivity is more stable than the old version. It is a new receiver that you can connect to your smart phone directly instead of heavy monitor and good for those who feel dizzy when wear FPV goggles. It has low latency around 100ms. 150CH auto search allows to cover all 5.8G frequency bands. One-screen display and double-screen display are switchable.

Parameter :
Brand Eachine
Model ROTG01 Pro
Name UVC OTG FPV Receiver
Channel 150CH
Frequency Range 5645~5945
Sensitivity -90dBm
Working Current 200mA/5V
Power Supply 5V(by smart phone)
Operating Temperature -10~60℃
Connector RP-SMA Female
Weight About 28g
Size 61*33*0.9 mm
Color Black/White
Resolution 640*480
Please note:This Reciever only suits for Android phone that support UVC and make sure your phone can work with OTG connector.

How to check my phone support UVC:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz...jNGZ25EdTlSLWs

APP Download:
http://files.banggood.com/2016/12/Go....2.1pakage.apk
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz...HI4M09QS0lxdEU

Here's the phone list...Continue Reading
Posted by schumixmd | Yesterday @ 02:48 PM | 722 Views
The T8SG Lite arrived from Banggood.
I will use it few days and afterwards will update the review. Until then few photos.
Posted by thijs slotman | Yesterday @ 02:36 PM | 731 Views
yet another flight with the floss 210
FPV flight floss 210! and inverted yaw spins training. (4 min 5 sec)

Posted by rclad | Yesterday @ 01:48 PM | 758 Views
See the latest entry in my IMAC log here.