Posted by visioneer_one | Nov 04, 2019 @ 10:03 AM | 2,842 Views
(I've reposted this info to different threads several times... time to make it a blog entry!)

A buddy of mine bought a Dragon Link V3 transmitter to use with his DX18. We set it up in the standard way, cabled to the trainer port.
This worked just fine for his first two planes. Upon trying to set up his third plane with an Eagle Tree Vector, multiple cameras and a pan & tilt main camera we ran into the Spektrum 8-channel trainer port PPM limitation.

I remembered reading that FrSky users were able to make use of an SBUS-based repeater setup to gain all 12 channels, so I decided to duplicate this for his Spektrum radio.

I found that the line of RxxxX V2 Spektrum-compatible receivers from OrangeRX were capable of 12-channel SBUS output. I selected an R920X for this project, mainly because that was the only one HobbyKing had in stock at that time The number of conventional PWM ports on these receivers was unimportant as all of them were capable of outputting 12 channels via SBUS.

The cable needed to connect the receiver to the Dragon Link TX is just a standard 3-pin male-to-male servo wire.

Everything is powered by a single 2-cell lipo. The battery is plugged directly into the receiver which in turn powers the DL transmitter. Both components are capable of up to 8.4V of input power so no BEC is necessary.

The only tricky part of this relates to setting up the failsafes. Failsafes plural, because you have to set your failsafe up twice - one for the Spektrum...Continue Reading
Posted by Bobaroo | Nov 04, 2019 @ 09:13 AM | 2,068 Views
...Yea,.., What He said !! GL
Posted by kopterheld | Nov 04, 2019 @ 08:33 AM | 2,553 Views
Current I have the DJI FPV System from Banggood and it is amazing for freestyle FPV Racing drone the 3 inch
I'm using only the DJI goggles with the Air unit. My transmitter is the Taranis X9D Plus SE with CrossFire module.
DJI Digital FPV System
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- big screen
- easy to use
- good design
- compatible with betaflight
- good range
- best camera colors
- HD recording on the Air Unit (TX)

- only LCD display's
- closed system all components are only from DJI (camera)
- Air Unit is big
- latency to high

The iFlight DC3 HD 3 inch freestyle drone is with a 3S lipo under 250g that very cool to fly without registration.
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DJI is using all LHCP antennas. I have replaced all the antennas with my AXII 2 RHCP antennas (included Air unit with MMCX)

Lumenier AXII 2 Right-Angle Stubby 5.8GHz 2.2dBi Gain FPV Antenna
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The new AXII 2 Stubby right angle antenna for FPV goggles
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Posted by kopterheld | Nov 04, 2019 @ 07:40 AM | 2,602 Views
Fatshark Byte Frost is the new digital system to transfer the video digital from the drone to the FPV goggles. Similar to DJI Digital FPV System.

Here is a base station consists of a 5 inch monitor and four antennas used. Via the white HDMI mini cable the video to the FPV goggles is digitally looped through. So you get a razor-sharp picture with low latency in the display's FPV glasses. As glasses you should best use the new Fatshark Dominator HDO 2 which has the native resolution of 1280x960 pixels. The new HDO 2 finally has a field of view of 46 degrees, which is even more than the ORCA FPV goggles, which is not yet on the market (November 2019). The OLED display's are significantly richer in contrast than the old HDO display's. Diopter lens attachments are no longer needed, because each optics of the HDO 2 is individually adjustable to one eye sharply adjustable from 0 to -6 dioptres.

Byte Frost firmware update:
1. On the SD card will copy the 3 files for RX so the 5 inch receiver BYTE_FROST.bin, HDZERO_RX.bin and HDZERO_VA.bin
2. The one file HDZERO_TX.bin for the transmitter unit is also copied to the SD card
3. SD card is inserted in RX the 5 inch receiver.
4. The firmware cable is connected to the transmitter (TX) and to the port at the back of the 5 inch receiver (RX)
5. The transmitter is connected to power (3S battery)
6. Now the 5 inch receiver is connected to the battery
7. The 5 inch display shows READ FILE and write BYTE_FROST.bin, write HDZERO_RX.bin,...Continue Reading
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Nov 04, 2019 @ 07:33 AM | 2,656 Views
So some times, the search is over almost before it begins. I barely got into the place before my eyes fell upon this beautiful, barrel throttled Medallion .09RC that looks like it just fell out of it's box.

Listed as an .049, I initially got excited about adding a throttled engine to my Goldberg Ranger, but it'll do just as nicely on my Jetco Navigator (if I ever get around to restoring it).

Then, on the same table, I spotted this!

...Continue Reading
Posted by kopterheld | Nov 04, 2019 @ 07:12 AM | 2,631 Views
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The new Fatshark HDO 2 will be released in late November with new 1280x960 (4: 3) OLED displays and 46 degree field of view (FOV). The best FPV glasses on the market. the lens are variable to focus with diopter 0 to -6
Pre-orderable - Banggood guarantees duty-free shipping via Priority Direct Mail or EU Priority Line to EU or to my country Germany.

- big FOV with 46 degree
- can using analog module like Rapidfire
- new OLED display's with better contrast as HDO 1
- big resolution 1280x960 4:3 or 1280x720 16:9
- variable focus with diopter 0 to -6
- HDMI input for digital System

- power button too much function ( fan, power on , off)
- don't support prescription diopters
- expencive

Current I have the DJI FPV System from Banggood and it is amazing for freestyle FPV Racing drone the 3 inch
I'm using only the DJI goggles with the Air unit. My transmitter is the Taranis X9D Plus SE with CrossFire module.
DJI Digital FPV System
628 - $696.15 - Coupon: BGOTC21 or App Coupon: c5d300 (only 1x for mobile App customer) or aff7off

The iFlight DC3 HD 3 inch freestyle drone is with a 3S lipo under 250g that very cool to fly without registration.
287 - $315 - Coupon: aFfBg10


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Posted by MassiveOverkill | Nov 04, 2019 @ 07:00 AM | 2,394 Views
Hey guys, trying to gauge interest in old WL Toys V212-V262 parts such as props and other repair parts. (no circuit boards). I'm guessing those who are would be interested in bulk buying and not onesies\twosies? Let me know. Thanks.

Well all the WL Toys parts have gone to the recycling bin

In addition, I noticed images weren't working. For some silly reason, the image tags need to be modified so if you need to see images for an old post, let me know (link me the post) and I'll update the image tags.
Posted by phyngineer | Nov 04, 2019 @ 06:12 AM | 2,318 Views
At 18:03 on November 2, the command center of the fire brigade of Guilin City, Guangxi Province received an alarm: a mass was trapped on an unknown mountain. The Guilin fire brigade command immediately dispatched a rescue formation, 2 fire engines and 14 commanders. Go to the scene to rescue. When arriving at the scene, due to the darkness of the weather, rescuers could not confirm the specific location of the trapped person. At 18:37, rescuers used drones to search for the specific location of trapped people. After reconnaissance by drones, they found trapped people on the top of a mountain. Due to the difficulty of steep mountain rescue, it was decided to use drones for rescue.

At 19:08 on the 2nd, under the unified leadership of the rescue command, the fire commander and a civilian police officer carried rescue equipment and lighting equipment, hatchets, etc. to the mountains for search and rescue, until the early morning, the weather became darker and the rescuers found that there was no The road can go up. Rescuers had to go down the mountain to redeploy the rescue plan and use the loudspeakers on the heavy-duty drones to scream for the trapped people and use the drone to deliver food to the trapped people.

At 7 o'clock on the 3rd, rescuers rushed to the scene to carry out rescue. Rescuers used heavy-duty drones to find a way up the mountain for the firefighters to detect the terrain and detect the location of the trapped people. At around 14:00 on the 3rd, the...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Nov 04, 2019 @ 02:51 AM | 2,960 Views

This is a very interesting kit , and the thing that I really wanted to know was the base weight !
As pictured , with the components as is , the weight is 68.5 grams .

I don't think this one will go sub 100 grams , with only some 31.5 grams to play with . ( Servos / Rx / ESC / Motor / and the battery )

Link =

Though , you should be able to get it in the air for around $50 USD with budget components .
Posted by dgliderguy | Nov 04, 2019 @ 12:19 AM | 2,909 Views
Maiden flight today on my new micro-model... a Sig 29er with the Flyzone radio and motor and Tactic TR1424 brick. Flies for a good ten minutes on a 160mah 1s lipostick. AUW is 1.8oz, covered in Jap tissue with one coat of nitrate dope. It was fun to build, although the brick and pushrods were a bit of a fiddle (my hands are too fat!). I'll have to be careful not to lose this one in strong lift come summer....!

Here's some vid of a short hop I did for the camera...

November 3, 2019 (1 min 1 sec)

Posted by Catherine Chen | Nov 03, 2019 @ 10:01 PM | 3,001 Views
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Posted by carlosjml4 | Nov 03, 2019 @ 06:18 PM | 2,809 Views
Just that, enjoying the free flight in this excellent site, I hope you enjoy the video !!


Posted by Andrew4 | Nov 03, 2019 @ 04:59 PM | 2,620 Views
Yes or no
Posted by Lunewman | Nov 03, 2019 @ 10:17 AM | 1,493 Views
Looking for duraplanes or durastiks
Posted by Bill M - RC | Nov 03, 2019 @ 08:11 AM | 3,021 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

JJRC X12 Aurora review. 1080p HD Video & Pictures taken with this great value JJRC X12 that has a 3-axis gimbal to stabilize the camera. Full review to follow soon.

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Posted by ProBoat_26 | Nov 03, 2019 @ 01:53 AM | 2,518 Views
A selection of PDF's relating to the use and operation of the Pro Boat Recoil 26 RC Boat.

Spektrum TX200 Manual - Transmitter.

Dynamite 60A Brushless Marine Waterproof ESC.

Dynamite Brushless ESC LED Program Card.

Dynamite LiPo Voltage Checker
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 02, 2019 @ 06:06 PM | 3,058 Views
Did Wild Bill Lose His E-flite V900 Racer RC Plane In Flight? Watch and find out!

Did Wild Bill Lose His E-flite V900 Racer RC Plane In Flight? (4 min 59 sec)

Posted by bzzboy | Nov 02, 2019 @ 03:21 PM | 2,926 Views
An original Sky Tiger and a Hot Kanary from 80s kits.

First flight for the Tiger was Sept. 18, 2018.

First flight for the Kanary was Jan. 2, 2019.
Posted by PittSpecial | Nov 02, 2019 @ 03:04 PM | 3,143 Views

Today was our RC Club Fun Fly at Moon Port Modelers RC Club in Titusville, Florida. Lots came to see the action and there was Lots of Action (Crashes)!

Of course this was during the Approach to the runway where two stationary poles where on either side of the Textile Runway and holding Party Ribbon material. Many just didn't pay attention to Lining Up their models and three Hit the Poles!

Well, I did pay attention and lined-UP perfectly in the middle of the Runway line and attempted to cut the Ribbon but, a very bad idea came to mine. I decided to come in Super Slow and with Gear Down and you guess it, the Gear did catch the Ribbon but, the model Stall as it was going too slow and crash landed at the Runway from about 5 Feet off the deck. Broke my model's Durafly 4-Blade Propeller and broke off Right Wing Tip clean off. I had a wooden Two Blade Prop (10 X 8) and used that and my Snorting Bull went up with Vengeance and flew again. Everyone applauded when it took off again.

One important NOTE on the selection of Propellers, that wooden 2-Blade 10 X 8 Glow prop was a Dog compared to the High Thrust Durafly 4-Blade propeller. I am searching as I type for two Spares and after that, I will be considering using the E-Flite 4-Blade. The 2-Blade just didn't have the CLIMB and I could not perform those crisp Cuban-8's with that 2-Blade. Well, at least it flew again for three flights with that 2-Blade!

I came with my Hobbico Super Star EP (3-Channel) modified...Continue Reading