Posted by TMacFPV | Nov 08, 2019 @ 05:12 PM | 1,314 Views
What makes FPV race drones, quadcopters (or “quads”) fly the way they do? In this video, I’m going to answer that question to give you a better understanding of what’s actually happening with your quad when you move the sticks on your transmitter. This Quadcopter Flying Basics tutorial video is the 1st in our FPV Boot Camp mini-series created to help you get started in the simplest, easiest, quickest & most cost-effective way possible on your Journey to Better along the Clear Flight Path to FPV Fun!

Posted by basslord1124 | Nov 08, 2019 @ 02:16 PM | 1,325 Views
Well here is part 2 of my Q&A blog...answering all the comments left on the previous video....

Part 2: Q&A...Answers to your questions... new projects revealed! (25 min 50 sec)

Posted by SavageX89 | Nov 08, 2019 @ 01:25 PM | 1,113 Views
Hey everyone!

It has been many moons since I last visited, let alone posted, here. Life has been busy, but it is now time for me to dive back down the rabbit hole that is the world of RC madness.

I'll give a quick intro to myself here and at a later point, I'll start a blog (that's a thing here?) detailing my RC crafts and current projects. Hopefully, I'll be able to record most, if not all, of it and post to my YouTube channel.

I've been into RC for several years now. It started when I was in elementary school (late-90's) and my parents got me an awesome RC car. It was super fast, and I spent a few summers racing it all over the place, jumping it off anything that would ramp properly. When that finally broke, I ended up on a hiatus from RC till 2013. My father-in-law has several planes and an truck. He taught me how to work the truck and let me have my way with it. It was in need of some repairs and I spent a few months getting it running again. It has been in my possession ever since (see below). Shortly after my intro to the truck, he taught me how to fly with one of his two Slow-sticks. I did a few lazy circles above his neighborhood and immediately wanted to fly on my own. I later was introduced to FliteTest and immediately set about building a Tiny Trainer. That thing flew ok, as I had cut the parts out by myself. But I was hooked. Since then, I have built 4 FT planes (see below), spent many hours in Phoenix RC simulator crashing many planes, and built up a...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 08, 2019 @ 09:11 AM | 1,296 Views

DustOff Flight #6 - Highly Modified Brushless WLToys F949 Cessna 182

Here is a link to the Video:

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #BrushlessConversion #Cessna182 #WLToysF949

Let's knock some of the Dust Off of this Micro Cessna.

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Here are links to all the Components used in the Brushless Conversion:

***Make sure you select a Receiver that supports your Transmitter Protocol - I chose this DSMX/DSM2 Receiver for my Transmitter
2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC

Racerstar Racing Edition BR1306 3100KV 1-2S Brushless Motor - Clockwise Screw Thread

HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)

GWS EP Propeller (DD-4025 102x64mm) green (6pcs/set)

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A

See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by Cox PT-19 | Nov 08, 2019 @ 08:02 AM | 1,434 Views
Another day out in the shop: The Goldberg Jr. Skylark continues to draw attention...this time from my carving knife. Yesterday afternoon, it's nose, fuse corners, and wing leading edges were victims of my deft wielding of a long-blade Exacto. The thing is really starting to develop a personality. It's wing needs a little more trimming/sanding, and one of it's Tee Dee .020's tack-glued in place for inspiration.

Uncle Wayne's 51 year-old "Scout" control line stunter got some old-school hinge stitching to support it's ancient cloth elevator hinges. This plane is still in good, flyable shape, with a healthy Cox "Golden Bee" on it's nose.
Posted by LeonBlack | Nov 08, 2019 @ 03:32 AM | 1,045 Views
Foam cutting on a CNC router is very popular. A CNC router is an ideal machine to use as it can cut pockets as well as full depth profiles and can also machine a full 3D contoured surface if required. To get the best cutting results, especially for new operators, What do we need to do?

Securely holding the foam to the bed of the machine is necessary for accurate processing. Some foams can be very light and sometimes porous which makes them hard to secure with the standard vacuum deck arrangement. We can use a vacuum pump or a blower. Another effective way to improve the hold down of porous materials is to temporarily apply a low tack plastic film to the underside of your material. This creates a good seal which allows the pump or blower to create an efficient vacuum and can be easily removed after the job is completed.

Selecting an appropriate cutting tool is very important and will have a direct effect on the quality of cut. We recommend long up-cut spiral milling router bits for EPS foam. The long foam cutting tools are great for extended reach machining, deep foam cutting, cnc sculpting big items, cnc routing foam, robot milling. For carving in detail, conical tapered edge foam mills is a better choice. Tapered router bits can help you achieve high details in deep carving, improving the intricacy and detail of your products.
And the straight router bit is best for machining EVA foam. This will put only a small radial force on the material and will cut the part with minimal distortion and leave a good smooth finish.

RicoCNC supplies a range of foam mill bits, cnc cutter bits, welcome your inquiry.
Posted by phyngineer | Nov 08, 2019 @ 01:44 AM | 1,278 Views
Electricity is the foundation of modern social development. Timely and effective powerline inspection is very important to ensure grid security. There were numbers of challenges and difficulties during power line inspection in the past years: long transmission line, time-consuming procedures etc. Consequently, the inspection efficiency was low, the workers were placed in higher risks. In response to the above pain points, MMC UAV develops the automatic power lines inspection system with UAV. So, what can UAV technology do in the power industry? Let's take a brief introduction.

 Autonomous inspection

The drone patrolman plans the route on the high-precision line three-dimensional map prepared in advance, and applies the centimeter-level real-time positioning technology. The drone automatically patrols the designated line, and automatically detects the device through the AI and sends back the diagnostic result data. The control room provides instant access to the operation of transmission lines, ground lines, fittings, insulators, and towers. Drone power line inspections include normal inspections, fault inspections, and special inspections.

3D modeling

UAV transmission line space distance measurement technology can realize the integration of "small electric drone + microlaser range finder", by merging laser point cloud, DOM, DEM, high-definition image, multi-spectral, infrared photography, video image, etc. The data can form a visible light composite...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Nov 08, 2019 @ 12:55 AM | 1,702 Views
It was time to put the 1104 4000kv on the test stand ..
It's raining and blowing a gale outside , so what to do ?

2s Battery

3025 - 69 grams of thrust / 19,100 rpm / 1.69A / 13.9 watt
333E - 86 grams of thrust / 16,500 rpm / 2.44A / 19.2 watt
383E - 96 grams of thrust / 15,300 rpm / 2.5A / 21.6 watt

I think the motor wants more prop on 2s

3s Battery

383E - 140+ grams of thrust / 19,000+ rpm / 4A+ / 49 watt ( Ran HOT )
333E - 140 grams of thrust / 20,700 rpm / 4.1A / 46 watt ( Did not run HOT )
20,000 rpm = 120g / 41.8w

3025 - 129 grams of thrust / 25,000 rpm / 3A / 36.5 watt ( happy camper )
20,000 rpm = 80g / 21.2w

65mm - 80 grams of thrust / 32,000 rpm / 1.69A / 20.7 watt
20,000 rpm = 30g / 6.2w

Posted by Hobby Details | Nov 07, 2019 @ 08:54 PM | 1,659 Views
Lately Hotsale Items:HSP Exhaust Pipe Silencer Extension Silicone Tube 3pcs/set
For 1/10 Nitro Rc Car
Posted by old4570 | Nov 07, 2019 @ 08:41 PM | 2,020 Views
Posted by beechbum | Nov 07, 2019 @ 05:31 PM | 1,827 Views
Beechcraft BE95-B55 (T-42)

The clipped wings cub belongs to a friend that’s been letting me play with it.
Posted by gregjody | Nov 07, 2019 @ 01:32 PM | 1,643 Views
Hello everyone! We recently went to a auction and purchased a 1/6 scale Stearman PT17 plane, We are new to this. We are trying to figure out what is the correct size dummy radial engine and propellers. Can anyone tell us any info? Thank you, gregjody
Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 07, 2019 @ 01:14 PM | 1,867 Views
How to update XM+ receiver with Taranis Xlite (1 min 26 sec)

Here is an how to update the XM+ receiver by Frsky. I'm using a Taranis Xlite S. Imho the different protocols and firmwares are confusing and not customer friendly. For example, Access 1.3 firmware is not working with XM+. But the x-lite is an awesome transmitter...
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Nov 07, 2019 @ 10:17 AM | 1,714 Views
Ghost Rabbit's center transmission (0 min 16 sec)

Complete bracket with intermediate gears and bearings for the primary gearing in the Ghost Rabbit's center transmission. Since this bracket can be put together as a separate unit which will be secured and supported by the transmission case, assembly and maintenance are simplified and convenient.
Posted by gionir | Nov 07, 2019 @ 08:29 AM | 1,544 Views
I am so stoked on this little charger that I wrote a mini review!
Posted by Catherine Chen | Nov 07, 2019 @ 02:19 AM | 1,785 Views
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Posted by bzzboy | Nov 07, 2019 @ 12:06 AM | 1,866 Views
After the Kanary, i decided to jump into larger scale electric power. Found the 1/4 Raven (semi-scale) at General Hobby. Used a HK SK3 6364 for power on 10 cells. Spins a 19x10 at ~7400 at the beginning of the pack. Had to make a custom stand-off for the motor, so i used piece of cedar laying around to accomplish the task. Thank goodness for power tools...

Maiden flight was Jan 29, 2019. Great vertical and hands-off inverted.
Posted by old4570 | Nov 06, 2019 @ 11:32 PM | 2,030 Views
2s Test

383E 2 blade prop = 160+ grams of thrust , but the motor is cooking ( be that 6000kv )
333E 2 blade ( cut down 3835 ) = 157+ grams of thrust / 22,000+ rpm ( motor is cooking )
@ 20,000 rpm = 127 grams of thrust for 43.8 watts

3025 2 blade prop = 136+ grams of thrust @ 5A + / 25,000+ rpm
@ 20,000 rpm = 74 grams of thrust for 22.3 watts

65mm 2 blade prop ( pictured ) = 87 grams of thrust @ 3.2A+ / 33,000+ rpm
@ 20,000 rpm = 31 grams of thrust for 7.9 watts

This motor is supposedly 1-3s , and for me 6000kv is probably to high a KV for actual use .. ( Unless if you plan on running 3s and small props , in which case it might be ok ) But the high rpm ?
For actual use , maybe 3000kv to 4000kv would be a better choice . Especially if you want to run less current and more prop .

Even with such small motors , if you are running 2-3s , I just dont see the need for high KV .. ( Thats just me )

4v x KV ( 1s )

4x 3000kv = 12,000 rpm
4x 4000kv = 16,000 rpm
4x 5000kv = 20,000 rpm

8volt ( 2s )

8x 3000kv = 24,000 rpm
8x 4000kv = 32,000 rpm
8x 5000kv = 40,000 rpm
8x 6000kv = 48,000 rpm

I would say that for 2 to 3s , those high KV numbers are just silly ... ( For numerous reasons ) , one being the high current which tuns to heat . The other being that larger props are more efficient .
I did buy this motor for testing props ... But now , after seeing 160+ Grams of thrust ... I think I feel the need for a 1106 3000kv motor ...


3s Testing ..

65mm Prop .
Wow , this motor does not like pulling more than say 35,000 rpm ..
As you approach 40,000 rpm the motor craps out ..
It did stay cool how ever , but peak RPM is reached around 50% throttle on 3s ..
Thrust is around 100 grams ..

I will try the 3025 next

3025 (3s)
33,600+ rpm / 9A+ / 225 grams of thrust / 108 Watts / Cooking !!!!!
20,000 rpm / 78 grams of thrust / 28.5 watt
Posted by Reckless_fpv | Nov 06, 2019 @ 11:01 PM | 1,685 Views
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Freestyle Arborist Ethix FTW FPV (5 min 49 sec)