My Quads

Posted by Jeffery | Oct 11, 2017 @ 06:38 PM | 6,432 Views
Original quad:
Armattan Chameleon
Airbot Omnibus F4 Pro 8K/8K
Wraith 32 BLHeli_32
Emax RS2205 2300
Armattan PDB
RDQ Mach 1 VTX
Foxeer HS1177 w/Vicdozia lens
Futaba R6203SB
TBS Antenna

Presently running BetaFlight 3.2.1 and BLHeli_32.3 DSHOT600
Dynamic Filter enabled, D_term PT1 w/both gyro notch filters disabled

2nd quad:
Catalyst Machineworks Merica (Red)
Omnibus F4 Pro Betaflight 3.2.1 8K/8K
Airbot Typhoon 32 BLHeli32 32.3 DSHOT600
Brother Hobby R5 2207 2400
RDQ Mach 2 VTX
Foxeer Arrow Micro
Futaba R6303SB
TBS Antenna

3rd quad:
Catalyst Machineworks Norris
Airbot Omnibus F4 Pro Corner Betaflight 3.2.1 8K/8K
Airbot Wraith 32 ESC BLHeli32 32.3 DSHOT600
Emax LS2206 2550
RDQ Mach 1 VTX
Foxeer Arrow Micro
Aomway antenna
Futaba R6203SB

4th Quad:
Catalyst Machineworks Merica (Blue)
Omnibus F4 Pro Betaflight 3.2.1 8K/8K
Airbot Typhoon 32 BLHeli32 32.3 DSHOT600
Brother Hobby R5 2306 2450
RDQ Mach 2 VTX
Foxeer Arrow Micro
Futaba R6303SB
TBS Antenna

5th Quad:
Catalyst Machineworks Merica (White)
Omnibus F4 Pro Betaflight 3.2.1 8K/8K
Airbot Typhoon 32 BLHeli32 32.3 DSHOT600
Emax 2306 2400 White
RDQ Mach 2 VTX
Foxeer Arrow Micro
Futaba R6203SB
TBS Antenna

6th Quad:
Catalyst Machineworks Merica (Green)
Omnibus F4 Pro Betaflight 3.2.1 8K/8K
Airbot Typhoon 32 BLHeli32 32.3 DSHOT600
BrotherHobby R4 2206 2700
RDQ Mach 2 VTX
Foxeer Arrow Micro
Futaba R6202SB
TBS Stubby...Continue Reading
Posted by surfimp | Oct 11, 2017 @ 05:36 PM | 26,772 Views
I haven't updated my blog in forever, so here's some of what's been going on.

I got a Dream-Flight Ahi...

Dream Flight Ahi Slope Aerobatics Glider (3 min 0 sec)

...and took it to the French Alps, where I met FranÁois Cahour, the godfather of slope aerobatics...

François Cahour - Troll at Col du Joly (3 min 38 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by yawstick | Oct 11, 2017 @ 05:27 PM | 1,869 Views
I've been flying this quad for quite some time... it has been quite durable though I have trashed a few motors in crash tests They are sunny sky 2207's 2100 kv with six inch props. A lot of air time on this thing... just recently added the camera... about 18 bucks I think... works quite well... though still pretty much a rookie at the FPV thing. The battery is a slip fit and fairly tight and requires nothing else to keep it in place.
Posted by rotorquest | Oct 11, 2017 @ 05:09 PM | 3,222 Views
Hey Guys and Gals, I'm really excited to show off the new Xnova 2207 lightning series motor. This bad boy is a race spec motor designed specifically for fpv racing in . Xnovas have the highest build quality of any mini quad motor currently on the market. There performance is next level and are starting to become the go to motor for serious top racers, at 32g each these are going to set some seriously fast lap times. Even freestyle pilots will enjoy the lower to mid kv versions as they are unmatched in performance and quality.


Alot of new stock has arrived over the last few weeks so I will make a new post before the end of the week. I just came back from holidays and still feeling some jet lag lol. Take care everyone and happy flying!
Posted by mlilasic | Oct 11, 2017 @ 05:05 PM | 11,341 Views
Review of AOSENMA CG035 Double GPS Optical Positioning WIFI FPV With 1080P HD Camera RC Quacopter

Quad is on special action now at 20% OFF Coupon Code: df76aa

This is my first quad from AO SEN MA company so we will see how it goes.

Quad, in hand, feels very quality and it looks also very nice. I especially like the look of headlights.

Some test flight

AOSENMA CG03 fix of "out of the box" vibrations & follow me mode test - WIFI FPV 1080P (10 min 24 sec)

Quad is very compact, it uses 2S lipo and it comes in rather small box.
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Posted by yawstick | Oct 11, 2017 @ 04:45 PM | 1,737 Views
I bought a pair of used FPV goggles at Triple Tree Aerodrome a couple of weeks ago... I need some plus correction to use these without glasses. Bought a pair of plus 3.0 readers from walmart and cut some plus 3 diopters out of them... worked better than I thought they might though I may explore possibility of getting some contacts to use with them... but for now I'm in the air. These were genuine handyman type goggles... not sure what they were originally but someone had added the faceplate with fan and I added the correctives lenses.
Posted by accel8or | Oct 11, 2017 @ 03:26 PM | 4,163 Views
This is a 42.5 inch wingspan night flier from Hobbyking. The wings are very rigid, because of the strips of LED's across the wings. Those LED's are held in long strips of fiberglass pc board material, and that's what makes the wings so rigid. The lights are red and green, which is right for green; red for left. It's well thought out, because if all the lights are the same color, you can easily lose orientation on which is left versus right if you are inverted. Hobbyking solved this by putting blue lights on the bottom of the plane. And when the plane is coming towards you, the preponderance of white LED's becomes apparent, and so you know it's coming towards you.

FYI: The center of gravity (c.g.) is measured from the nose of the plane. That can vary a lot, depending upon whether or not you're using the spinner, another brand of spinner, or no spinner at all. So I took a measurement from the leading edge of the wing at the exact center: It is 64mm back from the leading edge of the wing at the center of the wing. Hobbyking's manual states that it can vary + or - 5mm. When using 3s 2200mAh lipos, I had to add 1.5 ounces of lead weight to the nose. I put the lead weights inside the cowl.

Another FYI: You do not have to glue the spinner (the nose cone) over the prop. It is held on by friction alone. You save money when you don't have to tear up the spinner to replace a broken prop.

Here is a link to a video, showing what the plane looks like lit up:
Flybeam10102017 (0 min 46 sec)

Posted by Absaroka | Oct 11, 2017 @ 11:50 AM | 2,001 Views
Had the old Tundra out again this morning---just enough battery for one more short flight. Never quit with power left!
Tundra 10 11 (1 min 43 sec)

Posted by vwbsean | Oct 11, 2017 @ 09:44 AM | 2,577 Views
Gotta do some re-engineering....
Posted by Calcifer | Oct 11, 2017 @ 07:25 AM | 4,824 Views

I wouldn't be turning my back on shoulders like that (nor broads)
Posted by HezarfenF16 | Oct 11, 2017 @ 05:37 AM | 3,117 Views

Hello, after starting FPV with my old Furibee F90 which has brushed motors, I was looking for micro FPV racer with brushless motors and I decided to get this one after some research: KingKong 95GT. accepted to send me this for a review, many thanks to gearbest for this support
Brushed micro racer drones are cheaper but brushless motors are more efficient and long life than brusheds. So after improving your flight skills with a cheap brushed quad you may be want to upgrade to a brushless one too.

Below you can see detailed info and my review about it:



Don't forget to use coupon: RC18OFF for discount!

KingKong 95GT a 95mm Brushless Micro FPV Racing Quadcopter Drone

(There are different receivers available (DSM2, FrSky, Flysky, Futaba, PNP), you can select the one that is compatible with your Transmitter)

This is a BNF version which means Transmitter is not included in the package, you need to use your own Transmitter (need to be compatible with DSM protocol or you need to replace receiver inside the quadcopter with your own compatible receiver)

If you don't have a transmitter, I recommend take a look at this new transmitter Jumper T8SG Multi-Protocol 2.4G 10CH Transmitter with 4-in-1 RF Chip which is compatible with many receivers, so you could use it to fly many drones...Continue Reading
Posted by QQniulijiro | Oct 11, 2017 @ 04:47 AM | 2,030 Views
It may had been happening every time that you fly your quad and then the screen fluctuate if it go too far.
It sucks, maybe this AKK newly released vtx will boost the flying range for you.
AKK X2PLUS 36*36 VTX with Uart support betaflight OSD FC (mmcx connector)

How far is far~
1KM? 3KM? 4KM?
This vtx can be up to 5KM
What's worth mentioning is the Debug mode and FC UART
Simply put, while in Debug mode you can operate CH and power levels without interfering with other FPV signals.
FC UART is an advanced features. You can connect the vtx with FC, then channels and power levels can be changed by using OSD and TX
Go to the website Ė> akktek

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 10, 2017 @ 11:57 PM | 2,677 Views
A 3rd rework put the camera as high as it could go. This required putting the fan under the camera & pointing the soft lens forward. A bit more effort could rotate lenses by rotating the entire assembly. Because the fan was underneath, the only way to give it airflow was to mount the protection farther away. It's not protected from a diagonal fall, but is fully protected from axial & sideways falls. Fortunately, no vehicle has ever flipped over diagonally. They've manely fallen sideways. The gopro death was an axial fall from accelerating.

It's reasonably unobstructed. What happens next is already known from decades of making camera systems. The test movie is too shaky to be useful so stabilization in the spherical domane is developed, over months & years. For now, the frat houses provide stabilization of spherical videos when played in a viewer but not equirectangular mode. There's unoptimized, 2 year old source code for doing it with mobius transforms.

How times have changed from 20 years ago when any idea had a recent example in source code.
Posted by 1000MPH | Oct 10, 2017 @ 11:28 PM | 9,597 Views
Just picked this up used. Itís been through a few hands before it got to me. Preliminary inspection shows itís in very good shape. Going to do a little clean up and servo/radio inspection then start in on the programming.

CG: 2-5/8Ē
AUW: 108oz
Fuse: 59.5oz
Wing: 48.5oz
Wing ballast kit: 10oz
Wing Servos: MKS 6125 (3rd bearing frame on flaps)
Ele Servo: Atx 94761
Battery: 4 Cell Sanyo 4/5A 4000mah
Recr: Hitec Aurora...Continue Reading
Posted by VicT | Oct 10, 2017 @ 10:54 PM | 2,814 Views
Pics show hot glue inside the spinner. Apparently Origin factory balanced the assembly since their is no vibration throughout the throttle range. I recommend the spinner and itís backplate be marked with a Sharpie pen to ensure proper re assembly.
The bungee band insures the prop blades are parked horizontally during power off braking and folding. Bands are obtained at drug store hair aisle and go by Scrunchy.