Posted by lepiere | Today @ 04:41 PM | 45 Views
ARMOR 65 PLUS Review - A brushed TINY WHOOP For Beginners (8 min 7 sec)

Armor 65 plus by Makerfire is an entry level brushed tiny whoop for beginners to start learning to fly in acro mode.
This micro fpv drone Makerfire Armor 65 fpv can be used with 5.8ghz goggles to have first person view and fly this tiny whoop like a crazy bee
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To start getting confident with acro mode, I've used the following fpv simulator:


and connected via USB, my Flysky FS-I6S, a cheap and good radiocontroller that can be purchased from here:

Goggles I've used are Makerfire EV800D with embedded DVR to record your flight:



Wheelbase: 65mm
Prop: 31mm 0.8 Hole
FC: F3(Betaflight SPRACINGF3)
VTX: 25mW/16CH
Camera: 199C(800TVL 150 )
Motor: 716 brushed(17600KV)
Battery: 3.8V 260mAh 30C
Charger(4.2V/4.35V): 1-WAY 4.2V/4.35V Charger
Weight: 25g(without receiver and battery)
Posted by montis | Today @ 04:03 PM | 59 Views
I've received the Eachine TX806 VTX from Banggood for testing and reviewing.

Eachine TX806 (Leaf) VTX has 9 bands A, b, E, F, r, U, o, L, H, 72 total channels (including illegal channels 4, 7 and 8 on the band E, according to the FCC regulations), 5 power levels 25mW/200mW/400mW/800mW/1000mW (actual power output below) and PitMode, SmartAudio for controlling the VTX settings remotely via Betaflight OSD. Eachine TX806 also has microphone on board for brioadcasting audio together with video feed. TX806 can be mounted in the stack as its two holes are aligned exactly to the stacks opposite corners. VTX has MMCX antenna connector which is superiour to small IPEX connector.

Package contents

TX806 comes with a VTX, MMCX linear dipole antenna, MMCX to RP-SMA or SMA adapter pigtail (can be selected on purchase), cable with 6pin 1.0mm JST-SH plug and a small instructions leaflet.

Instructions leaflet.

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Posted by Sammy70 | Today @ 02:26 PM | 89 Views
Aerobalsa blades and head
Posted by Gee_Mann_Shalom | Today @ 06:39 AM | 228 Views
Im confussed. This is my first build and was wondering if this tranmitter and reciver (FlySky FS-i6X Transmitter and FS-X6B 6 Channel 2.4GHz Receiver) were compatible with my titan f460 plus?
Posted by nickden | Today @ 05:29 AM | 231 Views


Posted by erikspencer | Today @ 01:35 AM | 301 Views
Little tool that implements many of the ideas presented in prior blog post here.

Tool link:

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Over-the-top Highlights:
  • Tired of Max deg/s changing every time you change Super Rate? Set it to a fixed value!
  • Ever explore ways of shaping the curve from mid- to full-stick? A simple "Shape" parameter allows you to quickly cycle through all possibilities!
  • As Bardwell has taught us, setting Expo in Open TX is an evil thing that kills precision. But ever wonder about negative Expo? Easily explore the possibilities this adds in shaping the rate curve! Add center-stick precision! Grow the curve faster! Greater independent control of Pitch and Roll!

Posted by securecaps | Today @ 01:26 AM | 298 Views
Our Remote Controlled X Hydro is a must have for the real hobby enthusiasts.
This Hydro is a one off custom with all the right stuff to perform and out perform your competition.
If your wanting high end quality parts and work this Dual Engine Dual Exhaust is a screamer. It screamed so loud we put two dual silencers on it to quiet it down.
42 inch Custom built X Racing Hydro
Twin Picco .90 Racing Engines
Twin Tuned Pipes with Silencers
Dual Sullivan 12 oz Fuel Tanks
Custom Fabricated turn fin
Custom Throttle Linkage
Servos Included
.250 SQ. Drive Prop Shafts
Chrome Plated Water Cooled Heads
Balanced Octura 1462 Props
Marine grade everything,
Motors have been tested, tuned and broken in and adjusted.
Add your own transmitter and have fun, expected speeds is well over 100 mph
Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 10:39 PM | 347 Views
A handle is convenient for hoisting or carrying a flying boat like the ICON A5 in and out of the water. The handle can act as a place for a hook to hang from a ceiling rod or hook. With grooves in the handle you can orientate your model in a nose down or up attitude depending on your CG and where the hook is placed on the handle. Here is an example using the 52.5 inch ICON A 5. Music wire can be used but in this case normal coat hanger wire is used to support the 53.5 ounce (3.3 pound model). You will need wheel collars, plyers, a round file or Dremmel to make grooves in the handle wire.

This technique was adapted from handles that were made for an Apprentice, Timber and Valiant foamy models.
Posted by Prof100 | Yesterday @ 09:16 PM | 434 Views
Here is a review by RC model reviews (Bruce). He wants more 12 volt outputs, higher receiver mounting, audio input / output, more space for a larger monitor, and diversity switching indication.
Quanum FPV ground station (with suggestions for improvements) (18 min 56 sec)

Here is a review link from JT Graham.
Video review by JT is here.

Quanum FPV Ground Station - Review (13 min 58 sec)
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Posted by Gordonriddle | Yesterday @ 06:59 PM | 441 Views
Two nights ago my trex 600 went up in flames with it took every thing even my home see i lived in a rv traveling the. Country with my rcs and i had a lot of them from cars planes and drones helis and much more now i have nothing but burnt up and blackened melted Electronics and all because of a lipo battery in my T-rex 600 helicopter caught fire under the table and then cut everything on fire in my RV losing everything because of a lipo battery I don't know how it caught fire I wasn't here in the RV at the time it happened thank God I would have been officiated with the smoke because it totally black and everything melted all the vents out of the roof and ceiling everything is blocking cabinets are burnt everything in the cabinets burnt even my DX8 controller melted in half I blade 360 helicopter my 180 blade helicopter Michael earthquake RC car my terremoto RC car and so forth and so forth pretty much around $6,000 of RC vehicles gone including my home I was a little thing that kept me positive and keeping on in life to give me some kind of happiness and now it's gone there's no way in this lifetime I'll be able to save up enough to get another helicopter to fly or ever be happy again just goes to show don't take anything for granted because when when you don't least expect it it'll be gone could be gone treat the LiPO batteries with respect and balance them make sure that they're kept in a fireproof bag for the LiPO batteries cuz if you don't it could start a fire if they get discharged below 3.75 they become unstable and I can catch a fire I'm proof of it and unfortunately I knew I didn't have insurance on my home or at the RC I'm trying to stay positive maybe one day I'll be able to afford another helicopter to fly and one day and maybe have a smile on my face once again okay look out there all of these are Sears have fun fly hard rubber down
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 04:55 PM | 479 Views
Review - AR5202-A Micro 4CH Receiver with 3-Axis Gyro & Brushless ESC

Here is a link to the Video:

I had a comment from a Subscriber that found this Micro Receiver and provided me with a link.
I went ahead and ordered one of these to perform another Brushless Conversion of a Micro Plane and this unit is not only a 4 Channel Receiver but has a built-in 3-Axis Gyro and a 4 amp Brushless Speed Controller.
It also operates on a 2S-3S LIPO ;-)
If this unit works well it will save a lot of space and a few grams of weight.
This is the initial review on the bench and if it works I'll perform the Brushless Conversion of my Micro Plane and take it on a Test Flight ;-)
Stay Tuned!

***I removed the links to this receiver and related equipment as this board has some issues ;-(

See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by Baldo Agrintec | Yesterday @ 03:05 PM | 513 Views
To all the users that are on this page and have a Parrot Disco-Pro AG I invite you to this group to exchange opinions on this drone. Modifications, flight time, results, software used, etc.

Posted by justhuman | Yesterday @ 01:04 PM | 557 Views
The airframe is mostly complete but there are a few details left to finish up before covering
Posted by eihoward | Yesterday @ 09:02 AM | 628 Views
I am going to collect here resources as I learn about Gas Engines.

FAQ for Gas Engine Newbies:
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 06:15 AM | 643 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Bien joué EACHINE !!! Voici aujourd'hui mon test du tout nouveau masque FPV de chez Eachine, le VRD3 ... On ne peut vraiment pas dire qu'ils sont à la ramasse chez Eachine, après le VRD2 Pro, les EV800D, les EV200 et j'en passe, ils nous sortent aujourd'hui un masque premier prix bien complet ! Ce qui m'a surpris en premier c'est sont poids et son design. Plutôt bien conçu et surtout très complet avec son vrai diversity et son DVR, il conviendra parfaitement aux débutants qui n'auront pas besoin de se ruiner pour avoir du matériel plus que correct. Les seules choses que je pourrais lui reprocher, c'est peut être le fait de ne pas pouvoir visualiser les DVR dans le masque ou la petite gène au niveau de mon nez (mais ça c'est perso, on a pas tous le même gros pif ! lol ) . Sinon, pour ce prix là, il ne faut pas lui faire trop de critiques négatives je pense ... En bref, un très bon masque avec un excellent rendu vidéo pour se lancer dans l'aventure FPV sans se mettre son banquier à dos .

Eachine VRD3 masque FPV 1er prix - Review Test Démo - Efficace et Pas cher ! (22 min 6 sec)

NOTATAZ : 17.5/20 Eachine pense aux débutants !

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Simple à Utiliser, léger, complet et PAS CHER !
Les - : Petite gène avec Mon nez, pas de navigation dans le DVR ...

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 06:13 AM | 640 Views
Yep Les Amis,
130g de PUISSANCE !!! Waow, waow, waow ... Je savais qu'il envoyait bien mais j'ai été surpris quand même . Voici un des derniers crus de chez Diatone, le GT R349 ! Conçu pour durer, cette petite torpille ultra résistante, que ce soit pour son carbone de très bonne qualité de 4mm ou son plastique très résistant, est hyper réactif et plutôt bien réglé dès la sortie de la boite. Tout aussi à l'aise en pilotage tranquille que nerveux, ce petit engin plaira selon moi, à tout style de pilote. On regrettera peut être le manque de tilt de la caméra, on reste entre 25 et 45% alors que vu sa puissance, certains en voudront certainement un peu plus . En bref, un excellent 3 pouces pour le prix je pense .

Diatone 2019 GT R349 - Review Test Démo - La Torpille 3 pouces !!! (32 min 51 sec)

NOTATAZ : 19/20 Quel PIED !!!

Niveau : Confirmés
Les + : TRES Résistant, Puissant, Précis, Bonne conception générale !
Les - : Orientation de cam réduite ...

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- Diatone 2019 GT R349 :
- Diatone 2019 GT R249 :
- Diatone 2019 GT R249 HD :
- Diatone 2019 GT R249+ HD :
- Batteries Utilisées Zop 4S :
- Batteries conseillées 4S :
Hélices 3052 Gemfan :
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Posted by Martin Minder | Yesterday @ 06:06 AM | 685 Views
Greetings from Switzerland
Here are some pictures from my Bearcat with the Saito Radial. The maiden
flight should start next spring.
Posted by Slider2732 | Yesterday @ 01:06 AM | 753 Views
Totally forgot to post the upgrades to the Santa Quad airplane firmware!

It's all based on the excellent Silverware idea being to convert the drone TX/RX to be able to fly circa 2010 old classics, with modern 2.4GHz control.

Below are various flight demo's of the different firmwares.
The firmwares themselves are in the attached Zip folder and a HowTo set of instructions is included. Also, what the various code flashes will enable for a specific 'Style' as they're called.
Flashing is the same as for Silverware, however you currently flash works fine.
Included flashing instructions are mainly for Linux users, as that's what I run.
All safety's are still in place, such as throttle off with loss of signal, auto rebind, LVC.
An aircraft will bind at any angle, no need for a level surface.
The gyro is disabled, being that it can interfere with planes that have no dihedral or long wings (ask me how I found that out, as they say).
Range is up to 400ft, shown in the videos, everything is far better without 4 motors buzzing away next to the RX and when the antenna is pointing upward from the board.
Throttle on the left stick, ailerons/rudder/elevator on the right stick.

ITC Starscream conversion - Differential Thrust + ZTT
+ intro to the system:

Raptor vs Raptor - Bird attacks quad powered model airplane (4 min 54 sec)

Ailerons and Elevator:

AilElev - Santa RX (3 min 11 sec)
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Posted by old4570 | Jan 18, 2019 @ 11:35 PM | 774 Views
It has been super humid for weeks ...
Today was relatively less humid ...

How far are we from the Equator ?

Got the 4ch FS2A Rx soldered up .. ( Pins to board )
Next I will bind the Rx to the Qx7 .. And then put it in the PJp ... And Program Elevons .

Getting there !
Posted by mintie | Jan 18, 2019 @ 11:05 PM | 798 Views
Wow. Doesn’t time fly Over a year since last post and a lot has happened. Have been spending a bit of time with our eldest son and his gokart. In May last year pit crewed at Hampton Downs race way. Xmas we drove 1000k to a his place and worked on the kart . There was some fibreglass work to do on the new nose cone he uses for road racing. I bought it home with me after we did the glass work and I am now doing the painting on it