Posted by pilotupuav | Aug 19, 2016 @ 02:49 AM | 2,804 Views
Aerial Photo
Posted by surferguy | Aug 19, 2016 @ 12:57 AM | 2,493 Views
5S BEAST... if you want it!

The GEPRC "True X" 190mm quad kit came in to me this week.

Drone Camps Review of the GB190 Quad or Gep-ZX5 by GEPRC.

I took a few days to build, tune, and set it up.

When I finally got to fly it I was really happy with it.
It has replaceable 4mm arms. Super durable and tough as nails in my testing. I crashed it hard, it rolled, hit trees, and didn't crack a single arm or main plate. I did break the vtx, but that was my fault. I would build this one again. It comes with everything you need to build it except your receiver and battery. I got this one from GearBest.

Check out the full review and flight footage...

Overview :


- TOUGH as nails
- Comes with 5" Tri-props
- 4-6S! I really want to fly this on 5S. Footage coming...
- 30 Amp Little Bee ESCs. ( worthy ).
- 4mm Carbon Frame Arms ( replaceable ).
- Sturdy carbon top for camera
- EMAXX RS2205 Motors ( loved by many who fly fpv ).
- Add your own PPM receiver
- Made by GepRC that makes top shelf DIY China kits
- Gopro / Mobius mount
- Battery rides on bottom for better Xframe 3G
- Runs Cleanflight - Naze 32 Rev6 Flight Controller
- Camera that comes with it is 5V. Don't try 12V!
- Good cam housing. Changeable camera angle for tilt.
- Standard XT60 connector
- Nice rubber battery pad included
- Easy to build. But I did do a few different setups before I got
to a FC stack and receiver setup I liked. Don't put the vtx outside
the...Continue Reading
Posted by Icarus FPV | Aug 19, 2016 @ 12:55 AM | 4,045 Views
First flight of my Bullit Drones Excalibur 240 powered by BeeRotor ZOE FPV 3D edition 2010 motors and KISS FC/Speedos.
Much thanks to all!

Icarus FPV Bullit Drones Excalibur 240 first flight (1 min 30 sec)

Posted by rcflyer7824 | Aug 18, 2016 @ 11:15 PM | 2,591 Views
I recently bought the Freewing Rebel 70 V2, and I was wondering if I should use a gyro in this one. I've heard mixed opinions and don't know if I should use one or not. thanks
Posted by littlemrjames | Aug 18, 2016 @ 08:53 PM | 1,789 Views
Hello All, I am a first time flyer and I have purchased the F959. I have had some crashes and some good flight. However, my question relates to the fact that my controller does not turn off the motor. When I plug in the battery of the plane the motor runs even with the controller turned off. the only way to stop it is to unplug the battery. Is this a board issue? Can I fix this problem? thanks for your help!
Posted by Old_Pilot | Aug 18, 2016 @ 06:22 PM | 4,606 Views
Y'all ain't gonna believe this......go sit down.....
Dassault Systemes' drafting software (Draftsight) has asked me to come to Waltham MA to film the construction of 2 of my flat jets (a 70 and a 90) to be used as a presentation of the capabilities of Draftsight at SolidWorks World conference in L.A. in Feb......I've been beta testing some of their stuff over the last year.....that's another story.....

Anyway, I was sending them the drawings for the StealthStream (with the 3D), and one thing led to's a hoot.......all expenses paid.... I didn't post this anywhere until it was finalized.

Well, it's been finalized ! I'm about as excited as a 5 year old on Christmas morning......

They originally offered to fly my wife and I to L.A. for the SWW conference in Feb. But I countered with an offer to come to Waltham to build and fly the aircraft for their marketing purposes.
And they sent me this today..full 3D solid model of the StealthStream....using SolidWorks.

They went nuts when they saw the last 90mm take to the air.
..and all of this happened because of a couple of pieces of foam board and a fricking coffee cup.........LMAO
Posted by KatrinaRosen | Aug 18, 2016 @ 06:15 PM | 2,261 Views
Nebraska cornfields become new frontiers for drone storytelling. Over the course of three days, more than 60 journalists and media professionals explored issues of weather, safety, ethics, constitutional rights, regulations and more. Matt Waite, a pioneering drone journalist who teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincolnís College of Journalism and Mass Communications, led exhaustive but critical sessions about how to prepare for the Federal Aviation Administration test required for journalists who want to fly drones for commercial purposes.
Posted by katana2665 | Aug 18, 2016 @ 05:56 PM | 4,438 Views
I have cleaned, sandblasted, painted, polished and/or machined nearly every part on the old bike. Still working on the plates, but should be able to reassemble soon.
Posted by katana2665 | Aug 18, 2016 @ 05:33 PM | 4,399 Views
I have not been idle on this restoration/rebuild. In this pic, I have machined a new set of fork caps out of bronze as well as an internal bushing out of Delrin to replace the need for a bolt going through the fork tube. I found the holes to be really unsightly, but my attempts to fill them were unsuccessful with the material I tried. I also chased the threads on the tubes as well as sandblasted or polished every part.
Posted by bluem6 | Aug 18, 2016 @ 05:06 PM | 7,572 Views
Finished another build. Trying to save money for a big build so I had this Amarttan MRP 130 laying around and decided to take out the "Ad X" motors and use it on this project.

1. Frame - Armattan MRP 130mm with missing fpv "pod" purchase for $8

2. Motors - Use DYS 1306 3100kv

3. Naze32 rev 6(from BG, $11)
...Continue Reading
Posted by jamestheripper | Aug 18, 2016 @ 04:33 PM | 3,915 Views
New Gates - FPV RACING (2 min 30 sec)

Posted by JrPhillips07 | Aug 18, 2016 @ 04:10 PM | 1,963 Views
Can any help me set up a Futaba 7ch, using ch6(rotary knob) for the sullivan smoke system. I get it to run, but it's not drawing anything from the tank. Im sure it's a setting issue on Tx, any info would be appreciated.
Posted by rmoten | Aug 18, 2016 @ 03:45 PM | 1,990 Views
Hello,Question out there for us rc glider/sailplane guys.
I have a friend that is moving to Buckeye Arizona.Are there any glider spots in the area.
Thank you.
Posted by Punkie | Aug 18, 2016 @ 02:54 PM | 130,253 Views
Living on a boat near a pub does have its advantages, as does being considered (no matter how inaccurately) a tech wizard to the locals.
As does working 4 days on, 4 days off.
I find myself being able to (so long as I do not freak out the customers) fly small models off the meadow near the pub by the river, play with RC boats on the river and now on a quiet afternoon with my Phantom3.

So, I alternated between being outside in the sun flying the quad, or inside, charging the batteries (using the power sockets put in the new bar just for me) and checking out the pictures on my laptop, drinking Cranberry and soda (I try not to fly while drinking alcohol, it costs too much in models), the beer came in the evening.

It was fun, lots of talking to the people, first letting them know what was happening and then talking about the phantom especially to a lovely old lady on an outing from her retirement home, she hobbled over with her walking frame accompanied by a carer, asked some good sensible questions, looked at herself as the quad saw her and generally made my day.

The only complaint was from a woman who turned up with her husband (I think) and a fancy little day boat on a trailer, dropped it in the river from the slipway, moored it on the pub moorings, took their dogs for a walk, off the lead despite signs saying all dogs should be on a lead, then went off on the boat for a couple of hours, then came back, allowed the dogs to roam about again while they got the boat...Continue Reading
Posted by The Rc Reviewer | Aug 18, 2016 @ 01:54 PM | 4,077 Views
This is my in depth review of the Fq-777 918C quadcopter. The review model was provided by Geekbuying in exchange for an unbiased review. I would like to thank them for this honest attitude, and I look forward to reviewing more products for them in the future. They have a lot of Rc products, cheap prices, and free shipping. I encourage everyone to look through Geekbuying, and you might find whatever your looking for.

To purchase this product and for more information:

Okay, getting on to the review. The product comes in a small box, barely bigger than the quadcopter itself. That being said, it is well packed and protected. Once you open the box, the first item you find is the Users Manual. It includes a detailed guide to the transmitter as well as some basic charging information. It is written in relatively understandable English, as opposed to a lot of other product guides. Continuing on, the next item included is a small bag with a lot of contents. First of all, there are two spare propellers, one for each pitch type. Spare screws are not included for the spare propellers, although the screw size the propellers use is quite standard and easy to find. The landing legs are also included in the bag. They are about one and a half inches tall, and they are quite flexible, meaning that they won't crack if the quadcopter crashes hard on the ground. They also come down under the camera, and this is useful when not...Continue Reading
Posted by readysetdrone | Aug 18, 2016 @ 01:47 PM | 2,976 Views
Want to get into FPV flying for under $100?
Check out the JRCC H32GH. It comes ready to fly and includes a receiver screen!
Cheap FPV Beginner Drone Review (7 min 58 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Aug 18, 2016 @ 12:19 PM | 3,253 Views
Over the years, the plan varied from reworking the Yamaha's parts into a discrete 2 channel amplifier to nihilistic plans for tubes. In the end, the future was the most economical bog standard IC amplifier. A quick test of the broken DM-01 revealed it probably failed from broken solder joints. 20 years of hindsight would have saved a lot of money, because what was succeeded by 3 amplifiers which failed in their own ways & a lot of heartache would again become the standard.

Unfortunately, the DM-01 electronics were discarded long ago & the speaker driver failed for an unknown reason. Perhaps someone put 12V directly through it. Whoever discarded the electronics strangely left behind the heart of the DM-01: manely the LA4461. The LA4461 is a long discontinued single channel IC with a lot more external components than a modern part, but the nastiest bits of the LA4461 were all preserved on its carrier board. Datasheets 30 years ago were a lot harder to read.

The mane piece not on the carrier board was an oscillation suppression circuit. The test seemed to work fine without the oscillation suppression circuit. The LA4461 produced plenty of loudness from the phone with no additional gain. The only other piece in the discarded section was the tone control. This seemed to be a standard op-amp circuit which combined volume with bass boost. It could be reverse engineered, but the mane requirement in old age is treble boost. The rest was all power supply.

...Continue Reading
Posted by theimacman | Aug 18, 2016 @ 12:03 PM | 3,530 Views
Affordable toy-grade 2WD buggy.

GP Toys - S603 - Review and Run (9 min 42 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Aug 18, 2016 @ 11:30 AM | 3,580 Views
Well, I finally got some footage of my A-7 that I didn't hate, haha! The airplane is a Jet Hangar Hobbies Kit with JetFan90 90mm EDF, Neu 1415/2Y motor and 12s 5800 mah battery. The paint scheme is from Desert Storm in a commemorative scheme from squadron VA-72. Even after 10 years, she's still fun to fly!

The RC Geek's A-7 Corsair II (Jet Hangar) 90mm EDF Flight at MRCF (4 min 8 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Aug 18, 2016 @ 10:49 AM | 3,956 Views
Flight build time 48 hours....from scratch


GForce 4250 900 kV motor
4000 mah 40C 4S
Lemon 6-channel receiver
11x7 prop
TowerPro MG90s aileron servos
Tower Pro MG 946R rudder/elevator servos
12% symmetrical Joukowski airfoil
light weight construction.....original had a lot of 1/4".....this one is mostly 3/16 and 1/8
maple spar caps with balsa webs (I-beam spar)