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Posted by tippee2000 | Today @ 12:10 PM | 1 Views
Hey! Hope someone can help
Bought a couple of tone adjusters for my car audio system ( to turn bass down on some speakers) and they have a jst connection for the input and output. Obviously I need to break the speaker cable connection and insert the pcb adjusters into the circuit... but I’m a little inexperienced. Can I run the speaker connection through the jst connection through the jst ports?? And will it affect the sound quality? If I can, is there a limit to how many amps I can run? I have looked into a head unit but because I wanted roc jeep the stock radio I wired it in, so buying a new head unit that can adjust tone isn’t an option. Any help would be appreciated!
Cheers
Posted by JamesPierce | Today @ 11:22 AM | 26 Views
Hey, totally my first post and idk how to phrases these but here; I just got my third TW fc which is from betafpv and I set it up all the same as the others but this one has one weird problem. Arming is disabled by the “MSP” connection being active, even when not plugged in, how can I fix it and what is it meaning?
Posted by unboxingexp | Today @ 11:15 AM | 28 Views
Posted by JureZ | Today @ 09:07 AM | 133 Views
maiden flight after repairing the wing and installing UMX brushless 2S motor: JULY 21 2018.

using 10 g motor , 10 A ESC , Graupner CAM 6"*3" folding propeller

2S battery 2S 300 mAh 30C , 20 g, borrowed from UMX WACO
4 Channel Fr Sky receiver with telemetry

AUW 343 g = 12.1 oz
WL = 4.94 oz / sq ft

EP ex DLG Movie (2 min 47 sec)

Posted by FPV.Model | Today @ 08:34 AM | 127 Views
The low price does not mean that the Robotdog is lacking power. It has all features a 32bit BLHeli ESC has!!! 35A designed, ARM 32bit Cortex-M0 MCU, 1500uF cap onboard, 2-6s input and Dshot at least Dshot1200.

Robotdog 35A is a new 32bit BLHELI ESC from Battle RC that uses the latest BLheli_32 firmware. Dshot up to at least Dshot1200, and at rates up to at least 32kHz is now supported. If you are seeking for a small, powerful blheli_32 capable 32bit ESCs, the Robotdog ESCs certainly fit the bill providing 35Amps of power


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Posted by ydzf110 | Today @ 08:25 AM | 114 Views
Crosswind 1900mm plane

Can't wait to finish the build and go flying it.

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Posted by VicT | Today @ 07:11 AM | 159 Views
After flying Conscendo Advanced (CA) with the ailerons as flaperons and spoilerons it was time to increase the performance by making flaps. Fortunately the stock 636 receiver has channel 6 operational and can be controlled by a 3 position switch (such as D on the DX 6 and up transmitters). The stock ailerons start at 160 mm from the side of the fuselage and I wanted more flap area so I filled in the hinge cutouts so that the ailerons start at 240 mm from the side of the fuselage. From inflight testing CA still rolls at a respectable rate even with less aileron area. However the increased flap area really slows CA down for low speed touchdowns. A plywood skeg provides protection for the flap ends during touchdown. Torsion springs (.020” O.D.) twisted provide flap return to plywood stops on top of the wing. One servo pulls on each string equally and amp draw is under .4 amps static. A music wire length adjuster and loop is provided so that the wings can be taken apart for storage and transport. 3M 40X tape is wrapped onto the trailing edge of the flap cutout and the whole flap is wrapped with this tape. This provides a good surface for the double sided poster tape that forms three over/under hinges. Tape is then placed over the exposed sticky side of the poster tape. The U shaped hinge is then pushed into the flap end and then twisted once before pushing the other end into the wing. The spring extends close to the aileron servo but does not come in contact.

Pictures to follow
Posted by Owen Hedger | Today @ 05:38 AM | 188 Views
Skyknight 2012 (5 min 13 sec)


BLTN came through again.
Posted by kiwi_craig | Today @ 05:36 AM | 194 Views
really nicely made billet alloy cruiser, excellent detailing and great build quality

flies superbly once dialled in

auto return to home and auto land function when it detects low battery power is pretty awesome, worked perfectly.

looks fantastic cruising around the field thats for sure.

HobbyWOW JC300C #2 (4 min 32 sec)


HobbyWOW JC300C (7 min 31 sec)
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Posted by Barts_Hangar | Yesterday @ 10:46 PM | 317 Views
Here are some highlights from this year's annual rc jet rally in Wingham, Ontario.

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Here are some of the highlights of the aircraft presented at the 2018 IPMS Torcan Scale model competition. Subscribe for more model airplane action coming your way!

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Posted by Hobby WOW | Yesterday @ 10:04 PM | 353 Views
VISUO XS812 GPS Foldable Altitude Hold RC Drone Quadcopter Is Portable, Has the Function of One Key Return, Headless Mode Many Protections to Guarantee the Flight Safety. Besides, with HD Camera, the wifi FPV Function Can Let Us Take Pictures, Videos, Experience the Joy of Real-time Transmission through The Phone Screen.

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Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 09:58 PM | 347 Views
Hi fellow pilots & rc entusiasts

MJX Bugs 5W B5W review. This Bugs 5W review of this great 5G WIFI FPV with 1080P Camera GPS Brushless Altitude Hold RTF RC Quadcopter Drone shares what this looks like at night.

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MJX Bugs 5W B5W Review - Night Flight (5 min 41 sec)

Posted by mwhidden | Yesterday @ 08:11 PM | 391 Views
Monokote! First time ever trying to put a film covering on anything. I built a little square out of scrap balsa to experiment on, and it seemed not so tricky. I picked up a used iron from the classifieds here on RCGroups, so I suppose having the right tool helped a lot. By the way, a covering iron will warp your self-healing mat if you lay it down there.

On the suggestion of my father, I added some small gussets to the stabilizer. Not sure if I did it right, but I'm sure it will add some resistance to shearing forces.

Finished up the hinge slots for the rudder and made sure they fit well before covering the vertical stab. I also added the strips of Monokote that form the hinge for the elevator. The empennage is turning out nicely so far.

A lot of pictures in this installment. Check the captions....Continue Reading
Posted by Andrey_Rakhmanov | Yesterday @ 05:14 PM | 487 Views
Previous stabilization scheme for the 2-engine Arlequin used Eagle Tree Guardian flight stabilizer. This stabilizer is quite old (more than 10 years) , so I decided to replace it with a more modern and popular one. It is not easy to do because very few stabilizer can match qualities of Guardian. Finally, the choice fell on a popular receiver with built-in stabilizer - FrSky S8R.



I tested FrSky S8R with classical scheme model, and what I found:
Pros
- Relative small price - $ 40 - $ 50 - 8 channels for a telemetry receiver with stabilizer isn't bad!
- It has telemetry channel - it is possible to measure the voltage of the battery.
- Can output data in SBUS format - allows to avoid PWM wires mess. Now receiver can be connected with one cable.
- An ability to do full configuration directly from the transmitter (Taranis + Lua scripts).
- A large number of flight modes (3D, horizontal stabilization, hover, knife).
- Active support from FrSky - new firmware releases, utilities, etc.
Cons
- Receiver configuration menu features minimum possible number of settings.
- Complex and unobvious processes of installation, configuration and calibration - for the understanding it's better to watch the video on YouTube.
- Support - only 3 basic types of plane models (classic, delta wing, v-tail) 'hover' and 'knife' flying mode aren't enabled for delta wing and V-tail type models.
- Not very obvious stabilization scheme. Impossibility to set the "general"...Continue Reading
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Yesterday @ 02:17 PM | 589 Views
My running across the article on the Old School Model Works Robinhood 25 rekindled my interest in the original big Robinhood’s that I wanted to build (but couldn’t afford to) back in the 80’s. I found some threads on old builds and had seen that the kits occasionally come up for sale here on RC Groups. I also found short kits for the 25, 80, & 99 (as well as plans) were available through Lazer Works.

Short back story:
Back in mid-June we had the Warbirds Over Fernely flying event at our club field and we made some new friends. Terry & Jean joined us from Oroville California and Dean (bassfisher on RCG) came out from Arkansas. The event was a bit of a blow out with higher than expected winds, and a full-scale plane having a problem, but we did get in some flying and made the most of it. I was wearing my ‘Rare Bear’ t-shirt that day and Terry mentioned that he used to work on the famous racer back when it was still competitive! We got to talking about projects and the Robinhood 25 came up and during that conversation I mentioned that I wished that I could find a Robinhood 80 or 99. Terry looked at me and said, “I have an 80 and a 99 and if you’re up for a road trip you can have them”! He sent me some photos of both aircraft when they got back home and mentioned that they’d probably need some TLC but overall, they looked promising.

Fast forward just over a month to yesterday morning and John (johnorama, our club President and my co-worker) and I are...Continue Reading
Posted by TinkleWid | Yesterday @ 11:47 AM | 607 Views
Runcam HD 2 Camera versus Quelima SQ12 on the 🦕 HGLRC XJB 145 🦕 - Single Run on a Tattu 4S 650mah Lipo

After testing out the Runcam 2 HD I decided to go back to using the Quelima SQ12 with lens mod. The flights look more dramatic and gives that rushing feeling.

The 3 inch drone is a little too under-powered to carry the 49grams of the Runcam 2 HD and so it is way more fun to fly with the 17gram SQ12 with mount.

HGLRC XJB 145 PIDS used for this video on Betaflight 3.2
Roll: 45, 45, 27; Pitch: 46, 50, 30 Yaw:70, 45, 20
Tatu 4S 650mah best lipo imho

Happy Flying 🦕 HGLRC XJB 145 🦕 FPV Mini Drone Freestyle Raw: Back to the SQ12 HD Camera Lens Mod (3 min 1 sec)


Music mix by Gramatix

Equipment used:
HGLRC XJB 145 Mini Quadunder 250 grams https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-XJB-1...SABEgJKx_D_BwE
Quelima SQ12 MiniQuad HD Camera with lens modification
Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-rece...SABEgJ8cvD_BwE
Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor
Betaflight 3.2

Future Project: Micro HD Camera to test in 1080/60fps: Caddx Turtlet or Caddx Turtle https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...p-1320281.html
Posted by kydawg1 | Yesterday @ 11:38 AM | 603 Views
Posted by WigganRC | Yesterday @ 05:40 AM | 964 Views
Finally done the paint job to arctic camouflage from stock grey.
And then the maiden is done and the plane is in one piece lol

Check any my nervous maiden here. Only been flying 6 months.
A10 Fms 1500mm Warthog
A10 Fms 1500mm Warthog Maiden Flight (7 min 44 sec)


https://tinyurl.com/wigganrc