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Posted by GatorsFly | Today @ 07:12 AM | 58 Views
Welcome to my Confessions of a rookie want-a-be pilot..

You Tube got me interested in this drone world . My first was a KX-X300. Choose it because it had a 5.8ghz FPV.. included monitor and Altitude hold feature.. 20 minute flight time.. Auto take off and landing... Etc. Etc.... and good reviews.


Before that KX arrived from China.. I waz in a small Walmart and ran across a "TO GOOD" to be true deal. I searched everywhere on line and no one had one within $125 of that price..

So bought a 2nd bird before I even had the 1st one in hand. The cheap price soon changed as I acquired travel case and on and on.

The Phanton waz a" "" perfect "" "first drone. They fly themselves.. Now.. the bad part about that is... when you pick up a regular bird.. It takes only seconds to realize that you have NO IDEA how to fly.

I actually spent more time labeling the controller buttons then total flight time with that Xk X300..

After crashing into a neighbor's carport and his covered porch in less then 2 minutes.. The hand writting waz on the wall.

A tree and another neighbor's storage building soon became my next victims... Keep in mind.. i was trying to fly in an open common area in our retirement community.. Not just in the front yard..

I put it back in the box and flew the Phanton again.. Reinstalling my confidence..

I moved to an open area near the pond to shoot some photos with the P3S. Then I made the mistake of talking to my buddy while launching the KX again.

It soared sideways across the pond.. Hit the limbs of a big Oak tree and slithered down into the pond.
I waded in that pond for 3 consecutive days with a leaf rake and a metal detector and never found it.

So price per minute to learn how to fly was a somewhere around $37.50 a minute.. Tuition at this school is pricey.

Too be continued....

Thanks for stopping by...

Be Well All
Posted by Skidhammer1007 | Today @ 07:11 AM | 57 Views
Finally finished / she's Been put off and shoved to the back for so long it's about time !!

Hitec servos - hs225mg
Ritewing motor 2815/1300 kv
Ritewing/maytech 85a esc
Mini vector from eagle tree
2x 5200mah 4s lipos
Just waiting for the rain to quit!!

And of coarse dragonlink v3 for control link
Havent put any vtx in yet , still contemplating what to put in /
Posted by Skidhammer1007 | Today @ 07:07 AM | 52 Views
Finally finished / she's Been put off and shoved to the back for so long it's about time !!
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 05:43 AM | 95 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Tello or not Tello, sympa pour un p'tiot ! Je test aujourd'hui un nouvel engin de chez REDPAWZ, le R020 BLAST. Ce petit appareil inspiré par le DJI Tello m'a agréablement surpris, une prise en main rapide et facile, une bonne réactivité, des fonctions efficaces et une bonne autonomie, font de cet engin une valeure sure pour les débutants ou les enfants qui veulent un premier drone. Pour le prix, la qualité de l'image est satisfaisante et malgrés ses 20fps, la fluidité est impressionnante. En bref, je valide ce R020 Blast qui remplit parfaitement son contrat .

R020 BLAST REDPAWZ Review Test Démo, un DJI Tello Cheap ! Attention ... Concours !!! (27 min 12 sec)

NOTATAZ : 18/20 Bon rapport qualité prix !

NIVEAU : Débutants, Enfants .
Les + : Stable, Bon maintien d'altitude, Costaud, portée, autonomie, Modes de vols fonctionnels.
Les - : Faibles FPS mais images correctes .

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

- REDPAWZ R020 BLAST : https://goo.gl/H4Xgy5

Reglement concours du 21/07 au 28/07 :
- 1 seul commentaire par personne
- Liker la vidéo
- Dire dans les coms ce que sont les 2 produits montrés .

Mon matériel :
- Caméra GIT2P (casquette) : https://goo.gl/auJNu2
- Stabilisateur smartphone ZHIYUN SMOOTH Q : https://goo.gl/DDFc3v
- ONEPAA X2000 Caméra : https://goo.gl/44dQMJ
- Caméra DBPOWER 4K (écran tactile) : https://goo.gl/iqRRrv
- Micro...Continue Reading
Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 03:13 AM | 139 Views
Bill is really starting to get the hang of flying his E-flite Ultimate 2. It is impressive how responsive this 3D Aerobatic RC biplane BNF Basic RC plane with SAFE can be. This was his third flight and he just keeps getting better with this E-flite Biplane.

Bill's E flite Ultimate 2 BNF Basic with SAFE Third Flight (4 min 51 sec)

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Today @ 01:32 AM | 178 Views
The new Caddx Turtles is available now at Hobbycool for $59


Here's the blurb:

FPV HD camera,1080P/60fps, High Quality Recording,d Autosave on unplug. Large aperture and wide angle aspheric Lens

Model: Turtle
Image Sensor: 1/2.7’’ CMOS Sensor
Horizontal Resolution: 800TVL
Video Resolution: 1080P@60fps / 720@60fps
FOV Angle of Field: FPV FOV 155o / Recording FOV 170o
TV System: NTSC/PAL (changeable)
Image Resolution: 2 Megapixels
Min. Illumination: 0.1LUX
Lens: Full Size Turbo Eye Lens
WDR: Super WDR
OSD Menu: Yes (Support Voltage Display)
Video Files: MOV
Electronic Shutter: PAL: 1/50~100,000; NTSC: 1/60~100,000
Real-time Audio Output: Yes
S/N Ratio: >60dB (AGC OFF)
Video Output: CVBS
SD Card Supported: 8G-64GB (need Class 10 or above, recommend Class 10/UHS-I/UHS-II)
Dimensions: 28*29mm / Camera 19*19mm (installed with 20*20mm, expand to 30*30mm )
Power Input: DC 4.5-20V
Working Current: 380mA @5V/160mA @12V (low consumption)
Work Temperature: -20℃~+60℃
Weight: 12g

Package Included
1 x Caddx Turtles Camera
1 x 5D-OSD Menu Board
1 x 4pin FPV Silicon Cable (extend into a 2pin joint for OSD board and a 3pin joint for FPV)
1 x Screw Set
1 x Adapter Board
1 x Manual
Posted by alex111 | Today @ 01:11 AM | 172 Views
One of my tug boats
Posted by Andrey_Rakhmanov | Yesterday @ 04:47 PM | 376 Views
I usually write posts in Russian for www.rc-aviation.ru. Now I decided to start mirror publications in English here . I am placing below links to old rc-aviation articles - if someone needs to translate them in English - translate.google.com does good job here.

Latest version specifics - Arlequin III http://rc-aviation.ru/make-model/pho...95-arlekin-iii
Previous version (review)- http://rc-aviation.ru/make-model/108...i/1886-arlekin
Previous version (building) - http://rc-aviation.ru/make-model/pho...n-izgotovlenie
Previous version (pre-flight tuning) http://rc-aviation.ru/make-model/108...ekin-nastroika
2 engine signal mixer building and programming - http://rc-aviation.ru/mtech/komp/181...uino-micro-pro
Posted by Thomas B. | Yesterday @ 03:45 PM | 429 Views
Here is my pseudo scale Sikorsky S39. All 6mm Depron and Skewers. 80cm span, 300g. KFm2 wing. Great fun to fly.
Sikorsky S39 Wasser und Land/ Sikorsky S39 on water and land (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by ivordel | Yesterday @ 03:06 PM | 508 Views
In a confined space, despite ground effect, seems stable. Will fine tune pids anon.

Undefined: Maiden indoor hover (1 min 16 sec)

Posted by mwhidden | Yesterday @ 01:49 PM | 595 Views
After shaping the canopy in the lats episode, I installed the dowel in the nose of the canopy and drilled the hole in the firewall to accept the dowel. This holds the front of the canopy down. Horizontal balsa rods wedge the canopy into the fuselage to prevent left/right movement, and a rotating tab locks the rear of the canopy down. It all works well without Monokote, but I'm a little nervous if it will all fit so nicely when all the parts are larger by the thickness of the Monokote.

I started fitting the servos so I can get the pushrods assembled and measured, and I put new wires and connectors on an ESC from another plane, which I'm hoping to reuse.

I put the bevel on the elevator. The elevator is hinged on the stabilizer with a strip of Monokote on the top, so the trailing edge of the stab stays straight, and the elevator is beveled on the bottom, giving a smooth top surface to the empennage.
Posted by KatrinaRosen | Yesterday @ 09:17 AM | 686 Views
A drone flies dangerously close to an A380 during take off. The video shows an Airbus A380 taking off from the Plaine Magnien Airport located on the Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean. The A380 is the largest commercial airliner in the world and can carry more than 500 passengers in a typical three class seat configuration and up to 850 passengers in a densified all-economy cabin version. As the jumbo jet takes off from the runway 14, the prepositioned drone films the plane passing dangerously close at about 300 feet from the tip of the left wing. The airliner belongs to the Dubai-based company Emirates. It seems to be the 4:35 p.m. flight EK702 on regular schedule to Dubai airport.
Posted by kydawg1 | Yesterday @ 08:54 AM | 695 Views
Posted by FeiJi | Jul 19, 2018 @ 09:13 PM | 930 Views
Not quite finished, needs a couple of hatches made but it is functional and ready for maiden which I could do tomorrow but will probably wait to get a headmount for my phone camera to take videos. CG is back about 23 cm and had to use a little ballast to get it to balance. Could use a much heavier motor and/or battery with more thrust - this little motor gives about 1:1 but the lift should be awesome as the AUW is 340 grams. I added some tape covered skids on bottom to protect fragile leading edges and to keep motor mount from digging into ground.

If it flies nice I might try faster prop rather than this slowfly prop, and add a rudder with 5g servo. Also could go with a bigger motor.

Excited to fly it but am thinking about my next project already which will be a scratchbuilt hotliner using same 5mm epp foam and fishing pole tubes and just elevons with only a vertical tail.
Posted by Dave_K | Jul 19, 2018 @ 08:44 PM | 949 Views
The first plane I bought was the AXN Clouds Fly motor-glider.

This wiki has a ton of information on this plane and if you have this plane, I highly recommend checking it out!

My first experience flying this plane was very scary. Me and a buddy went out to the field and asked an experienced gentleman for some advice. He was very helpful and even maidened and trimmed the plane.

I took the controls from him full of confidence and very soon got disoriented. I managed to put the plane down safely and carried it home in one piece. My subsequent visits to the field didn't end this well. I crashed my plane the next two times I went and had to carry home the parts ):

The previous time I went to the field was the first time I went home with my plane in tact, that felt great

Before this first time having flown I haven't flown with a simulator before and I feel that was a big mistake. I only recently got a simulator, Aerofly RC, and I very much regret not starting out with the sim. I've flown now for a few hours and already feel MUCH more in control when flying the plane on the sim, I haven't yet flown the real plane after the sim, and will give an update here once I have done so.

Here is a weight breakdown of my AXN:

Airframe (inc. stock servos and motor) 356.6 g
ESC 30.6 g
Receiver 8.2 g
Turningy 2200 mAh Battery 178.25...Continue Reading
Posted by Bill M - RC | Jul 19, 2018 @ 07:44 PM | 983 Views
Hi fellow Pilots & rc enthusiasts


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 includes: How to use Waypoint & Track Flight + CRASH Report.

IN STOCK HERE NOW: https://goo.gl/BMp7UZ

MJX Bugs 5W B5W GPS FPV drone review - How to use Waypoint & Track Flight + CRASH Report (14 min 51 sec)

Posted by Dave_K | Jul 19, 2018 @ 07:33 PM | 985 Views
Howdy world.

I am new to the RC world and here I will take whoever is interested along on my journey and learning.

Stay tuned.
Posted by kydawg1 | Jul 19, 2018 @ 06:44 PM | 984 Views