Posted by DutchRC | Sep 26, 2017 @ 07:05 AM | 3,258 Views
Halloa people

So yes.. another FPV-camera comparison here. The specs & pricing are Not in the same range this time though do you lose a lot if you go with a low budget FPV camera?? Let's see

Link to the low budget cam: Eachine 1000tvl CCD camera

And I'll compare it with: Runcam Swift Mini

DutchRC - Brand OR Budget mini FPV camera? (Eachine vs Runcam) (14 min 11 sec)

Specs of the Eachine cam:
sensor: 1/3" CCD
res: 976tvl
TV system: PAL or NTSC switchable
lens: 2.8mm 1.2F
WDR: yes
OSD: no
power in: 5-20V
weight: 10.4g
dimensions: 24.5 x17.5 x 28mm

Specs of the Runcam Swift Mini
sensor: 1/3" CCD
res: 600tvl 4:3
TV system: Pal or NTSC (non switchable)
lens: 2.5mm 1.2F
WDR: yes
OSD: yes
power in: 5-36V
weight: 12g
dimensions: 22.3 x 22x 27mm
Posted by Gary Chen | Sep 26, 2017 @ 05:28 AM | 4,493 Views
Sky Eye-12NL is one 1080P 12X zoom camera designed for multirotors to carry out night vision mission like inspection,surveillance,search and rescue,due to its powerful night vision capability.It consists of one 1080P 12X stellar zoom camera and a IR laser illuminator served as an auxiliary IR light for the zoom camera.The 12X stellar zoom camera features super low illumination:0.0005lux/F1.5(white/black),is able to spot the object as far as 500 meters in the night with the help of IR laser illuminator.

Sky Eye-12SZ provides an outstanding wiring hub design for RC receiver and video output port(AV and Ethernet),which makes wiring pretty easily.Also the gimbal offers 2 smart speed modes:FAST speed and LOW speed.Fast speed mode is used for small zooming range,which makes the gimbal control sensitive and quick.LOW speed mode is used for large zoom range,will enable you to target the object more accurately.

Sky Eye-12SZ has two video output ports,Ethernet(1920*1080*30fps ) and Analog,which makes it possible to use traditional analog 5.8G video downlink or HD video downlink.The photo/video functions can be chosen by a 3-gear switch on your radio.

1) Weight:1265grams
2) 1/1.9 inch 2MP CMOS sensor
3) 12X optical zoom,12X digital zoom,CVBS and 1080P/30 Ethernet output for video downlink
4) 1080P/30 H.264 video recorded for on-board TF card
5) Super low illumination:[email protected](colorful),[email protected] 5(white/black)
6) IR laser illuminator cover range: over 500 meters
7) PWM control and serial command control
8) Convenient wiring hub for RC receiver and video output(AV and HDMI)
9) 3-aixs high stabilized gimbal system
10) Adjustable control speed: SLOW speed for large zoom range,accurate.FAST speed
for small zoom range,sensitive and quick.
11) One key back to center

Sky Eye-12NL 12X 1080P IR Laser Night Vision Zoom Camera (1 min 44 sec)

Posted by TheMicroRcWorld | Sep 25, 2017 @ 11:38 PM | 3,567 Views
I like doing lots of Tests and Reviews of RC Products and just being involved in the hobby in general is awesome.

Youtube Channel:
Posted by nickburns | Sep 25, 2017 @ 11:33 PM | 2,588 Views
Just a quick run for those looking to take the Leader 120 into a MultiGP race, 2S and 66mm props.

Leader 120 Rerun Request (6 min 49 sec)

Leader 120
Posted by nickburns | Sep 25, 2017 @ 11:30 PM | 2,265 Views
With 6 minute flights this has potential to be a really good training quad. While not a rocket it will allow you to "fully" explore FPV and all the fun to be had. The downside, as you progress the camera angle is static, to continue to fly faster if that is a goal a mod will be required.

Youbi 95 (16 min 24 sec)

Youbi 95
Posted by nickburns | Sep 25, 2017 @ 11:26 PM | 2,456 Views
One of the most frequent questions I am ask on my channel: "what batteries do you recommend"? Its not only important to know what to get but what to avoid. Let's start with the bad, zop and zop power are poor performing batteries, also I don't recommend you buy anything used or "lightly used". The good, I prefer the blue and silver GNB, MyLipo, Infinity graphene, Tattu and lastly the Eachine. In the video is a resistance test I did with my Q200, these number can be a basis, I prefer to go by feel.

3s Lipos - Micro Group (12 min 45 sec)

GNB 450mah version
Tattu 450mah version
Posted by Andrey111 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 11:01 PM | 3,111 Views
This drone is super unique in its appearance. It is mini and light enough to fit literally anywhere! The built-in six-axis gyro function will promise you a stable flight. Have a look, you will love it because of the unique transformable egg drone appearance.

Item Name: JJRC
Color: Red / green
FPV transmission: Wifi
Camera: 720 MP
Main material: Plastic
Functions: Sideward flight, turn left/right, up/down, forward/backward, 3D roll, WIFI FPV, altitude hold, camera, one key return
Battery: 3.7V 300mAh lipo battery (built-in)
Flying Time: About 6 mins
Charging Time: about 45mins
Product weight: About45g
Product size: 14.4 * 7.4 *12.3cm

Presell here : JJRC H66
32.99$ off coupon code JJRCH66
Posted by vwbsean | Sep 25, 2017 @ 08:21 PM | 2,014 Views
My newest airplanes to my collection
Posted by vwbsean | Sep 25, 2017 @ 08:13 PM | 1,953 Views
Still flying my 50 inch Fun World EP
Posted by DismayingObservation | Sep 25, 2017 @ 07:22 PM | 4,865 Views
My friend powered up the Victor Engineering charger given to me by another friend and doggoned if it didn't work! Even the reverse polarity function worked. He tried it with an emergency jump starting unit. The input range is up to 16VDC, so an ordinary battery or a jumper pack will have plenty of oomph.

Next step is to connect it to my car's battery and give a discharged ni-cad a try. It accepts standard banana plugs, so that's not an issue since I have connectors. I'll even try the meter function with a digital multimeter just for giggles.
Posted by vwbsean | Sep 25, 2017 @ 07:17 PM | 1,952 Views
I'm back

Looking for about 850 Watts
Posted by DuaneM | Sep 25, 2017 @ 07:12 PM | 1,483 Views
I fly, I crash, therefore I am.

Posted by SoaringDude | Sep 25, 2017 @ 06:40 PM | 3,921 Views
If you are flying an electric glider and want to incorporate a low weight emergency backup solution into your plane, check out this method:
Article Link

The solution incorporates a 1S Lipo battery and a 1S voltage booster that produces a steady 5.0v at up to 2A.

Posted by davidterrell80 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 05:24 PM | 105,061 Views
I have completed the "Phase One" I had in mind, when I started; to put everything I had in a publicly available venue--with room to add more as I find it.

From this time forward, readers can comment without expecting my automatic deletion... for, as I said, the structure is complete.

That said, as long as I have administrator privileges on this thread, I do reserve the right to remove posts as I deem necessary, to preserve the subject matter, good order, and the level of civility I expect of the modelling community.

Welcome to the "Dewey Collection".

Everything you see below is a result of one man's idea... to create an honest forum for the then-new hobby of building and operating radio-controlled models. He was smart, skilled, and just as human as any of us. His dream eventually saw the publication of over 1,200 various plans in RCM Magazine. Once, I calculated the span and length of each fixed wing aircraft plan to give me an approximate footprint for that plane. Then I summed the areas of all the models together. The resulting area, needed to hold one of each plane without any overlap, was just larger than an American professional football field, including the end-zones.

This thread derives from the "RCM Plans Free!!!!" thread in the Vintage Forum.

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Posted by aben71 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 02:23 PM | 4,082 Views
Here I am checking out the new MJX X708 Cyclone ,this is a really nice little quadcopter ,smooth and easy to fly and would be an excellent quadcopter for a beginner.The build quality is very good on this one and also the flight times are not bad,I like it
I find this is actually quite fun to fly,especially in a small park setting and even indoors.
I plan on fitting the Cyclone with a micro aio fpv camera soon for a little light fpv fun

You can buy the MJX X708 Cyclone here

Come check out my video review

MJX X708 Cyclone Brushed RC Quadcopter Review (7 min 12 sec)

Posted by thijs slotman | Sep 25, 2017 @ 01:15 PM | 3,011 Views
hi guys,
here is my review of this amazing quadcopter:
feilun fx176c1 review! awesome cheap gps quadcopter!! (17 min 56 sec)

Posted by thornhill | Sep 25, 2017 @ 01:10 PM | 2,154 Views
A lot of fun projects in the works, mostly for the Syma X5!

Quadcopter Gate/Hoop
I've almost finished my light-up quadcopter gate/hoop that'll change colour when I fly my quads through it. I need to mount it on a pole & make an enclosure for it, but it looks like it's working perfectly! Test video below with my Syma X5C:

Quadcopter hoop/gate: Test (0 min 16 sec)

Altitude logger
Over the summer I made a simple, light-weight altitude logger for the Syma that would record the maximum altitude & display it as a series of LED flashes. Fun to build, but it doesn't log the altitude… so I've made a second version that now logs the readings on an SD card during flight so I can graph it when I land. Still playing with the code, but it looks good so far!

Version 1:

Version 2:
Posted by Coltmart37 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 12:39 PM | 1,816 Views
Hi all. I have recently purchased an air tech Eagle airframe and it looks to be all complete just needs the covering. I am looking for info on this kit. Where to mount the landing gear, what engine size, wing bolt pattern, cg.. ect ect. All the recommendations because I didn't get the build plans or the book with it. All info is helpfull, thnx
Posted by rclad | Sep 25, 2017 @ 11:00 AM | 3,147 Views
See here for latest entry to my IMAC Log.
Posted by Rickey Thomas | Sep 25, 2017 @ 10:01 AM | 2,800 Views
just because they are hanging doesn't mean they stay clean. keep the motors lubed up and free .. clean off dust,,, check batteries... dont forget to prep your fleet for winter..... feels...Continue Reading