Posted by gilgamesj (Mark Powell) | Jul 11, 2019 @ 02:49 PM | 2,233 Views
From me - who ever I am... to you - whom ever you are.
The Beatles - Blackbird (1968) (2 min 12 sec)

Posted by Micubano | Jul 11, 2019 @ 12:11 PM | 3,694 Views
Bob S. picked this EF 78" Extra up used last year and he finally got out for a night of flying. Based on my personal experience and watching others, kids sports is the #1 killer of hobbies. I am glad my kids are mostly past that phase and my youngest comes out with me of flying nights with his own planes.

Extreme Flight 78" Extra @ LAMs Field - Pilot: Bob Swika (5 min 56 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Jul 11, 2019 @ 11:03 AM | 3,154 Views
WPL C24 test (1 min 49 sec)


Get it here!

Having fun with this awesome little 1/16 RC truck. It's available RTR or as a kit for small money.
Posted by rmmc | Jul 11, 2019 @ 09:17 AM | 2,763 Views
I think it would be helpful if R/C Group's "classified section" had a filter where we could view only the products for sale in a particular state. I don't see a way to do that now unless I'm missing something.
Posted by HybridDrone | Jul 11, 2019 @ 08:00 AM | 3,140 Views
Want to build solar drone SolarDrone

want to buy SolarDrone solar drone

Let me know opinion, your experiences with building solar drone SolarDrone
Posted by scousethief | Jul 11, 2019 @ 07:32 AM | 6,166 Views
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/K3DDSDVoFb



Some competition for the Hawkeye micro , personally 1080p at 60FPS is the minimum I would want from an action type camera.

Specification:
Brand: Caddx
Model: Dolphin
Sensor: 1/2.8 inch sony starvis sensor
CPU: Ultra-Low-Power FreeRtos system
Resolution: Internet mode: 1920x1080/15fps
Action mode: 1920x1080/30fps
Lens: F1.2 large Aperture,6G glass lens
Illumination: Starlight
FOV: 150"
Video file format: MP4
Standby time: 2 months
Connects to internet via: QR code
Audio: 32dB
Action mode: Support
Remote access: Support
Share: Facebook,Wechat,E-mail
APP: Support
Internet protocal: TCP/IP,HTTP,TCP,UDP,DHCP,DNS,P2P
Battery: 900mA
Storage: SD card: Up to 128G
Cloud Storage: free for 3days
USB Power input: 5v
Working temperature: -10℃~+45℃
Weight: 49g
Size: 38mm*38mm*36mm


Package included:
1 x Caddx Dolphin 1080P DVR HD Recording FPV Action Sport Camera Box Camera Red
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 11, 2019 @ 07:16 AM | 2,523 Views
DustOff #1 - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOvORWw-T4M

I have been patiently waiting for a calm wind morning.
Well, I still didn't get it but let's throw this Nano Rare Bear in the wind anyway ;-)

Here we go!


Here is a link to the Maiden Flight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rugO503Bsr0

Here is a link to the Build Videos:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq5FAnQwsS8
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEYRIQ5hxxs
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvOD2rdSXQw
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUDSZR4KKw8

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set
https://www.banggood.com/5X-Eachine-...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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

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https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
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Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jul 11, 2019 @ 05:55 AM | 2,735 Views
Banggood have just released their best coupons for the summer prime sale and are available for 24 hours only. Roughly till end of 12 July depending on your timezone.

https://www.quadifyrc.com/coupons-and-discounts.html

They include:
-New Emax Tinyhawk S for $85
-Eachine Tyro99 for $65
-Eachine/Diatone ER369 for $129
-Eachine Wizard 220HV and Jumper TX for $200
-Eachine Wizard 140HV for $89
-Flysky Nirvana Tx for $129
-Eachine Tyro99 for $79



...Continue Reading
Posted by Qwinout | Jul 11, 2019 @ 05:38 AM | 2,325 Views
Drone FAQ Analysis and Solutions

https://qwinout.com/blogs/news/drone...-and-solutions


Q:The motor cannot be started after power-on, no sound

R:Poor contact of power connector

A:Reinsert the connector or replace the connector

Q:The motor cannot be started after power-on, and the “哔-哔-, 哔-哔-, 哔-哔-” warning tone is issued (the interval between every two sounds is 1 second)

R:Battery pack voltage is abnormal

A:Check battery pack voltage

Q:The motor cannot be started after power-on, and a “哔-, 哔-, 哔-” warning tone is issued (the interval between each sound is 2 seconds)

R:Receiver throttle channel without throttle signal output

A:Check if the cooperation between the transmitter and the receiver is normal, and whether the throttle control channel wiring is tight.

Q:After the power is turned on, the motor can't start, and the "哔, 哔, 哔, 哔, 哔" sounds a single tone.

R:The throttle is not reset to zero or the throttle stroke is set too small

A:Put the throttle stick to the lowest position;

Reset throttle stroke

Q:After power-on, the motor will not start, and a “哔-哔-” beep will sound, then a “56712” special tone will sound.

R:Throttle channel "positive/reverse" error

A:Refer to the remote control manual to adjust the “positive/reverse” orientation of the throttle channel.

Q:Motor reversal

Q:Wire...Continue Reading
Posted by RADIOLINKRC | Jul 11, 2019 @ 02:35 AM | 2,491 Views
Basing on the APM open source, RadioLink flight controller Mini Pix is developed with software algorithm of damping vibration and the hardware redesigned to achieve “Alt-hold at super low height” and “Stable flight at super high speed” so that Mini Pix is applicable to various of models including heli/fixed wing/multirotors/cars/boats and different fields such as transportation, agriculture, etc. As more and more overseas users have positive feedback about Mini Pix, the APM team approached us and we have provided them our hardware circuit and files in June, 2017. The APM team has developed the open source firmware basing on RadioLink Mini Pix hardware for the Mini Pix users.

Links about RadioLink Engineer RadiolinkW submitting Mini Pix files
https://github.com/ArduPilot/ardupil...s_QMC5883L.cpp
https://github.com/ArduPilot/ardupil...aro_LPS2XH.cpp


To flash firmware

If the RadioLink Mini Pix is used for development, it is advised to flash the APM open source firmware version 3.6.0 or above. If used for RC fun/building models, choose RadioLink firmware version downloaded in RadioLink Mission Planner. Comparing with the open source firmware, firmware developed by RadioLink has better stability with the software filter algorithm added.


A. Flash Open Source Firmware
Click to flash the firmware in the open source Mission Planner downloaded via:
http://firmware.ardupilot.org/Tools/...ner-latest.msi
B.Flash RadioLink Firmware
Click to flash the firmware in the Mission Planner specially developed by RadioLink downloaded via:
http://www.radiolink.com.cn/firmware...ner-latest.exe


All interface protocals of RadioLink Mini Pix are the same as the open source pix. Therefore, the parameter setup and usage are same as the open source pix.


1.Instruction Manual of RadioLInk Mini Pix
http://radiolink.com.cn/doce/UploadF...2261419097.pdf

2.Documents of Open source Pix:
http://ardupilot.org/copter/index.html
Posted by old4570 | Jul 10, 2019 @ 09:50 PM | 2,532 Views
Over the hump babe !
Half a 2019 is gone ....

Looks like my SQ12 cam did not drop its guts on me , rather the Micro SD card looks to be corrupted or possibly one of those hacked / clone cards ..
Yes , buy Micro SD cards from SE Asia and you might get a hacked / clone card ..
What is a hacked / clone card ?

Take a 1GB card !
What happens is the firmware is hacked to report ? Lets say that the card is 16GB .
Then they may print a Brand Name on it and sell it as a ( BRAND ) 16GB card .
When in actuality the card is a 1GB cheap nasty generic that cost next to nothing .
ANd the consumer gets ripped !
Lots and lots of profit in hacked / clone cards ...
Mine went right into the rubbish bin , and I took out a genuine card , and all looks to work fine ..
So take two soon on the cam'ed F959

Weather Report = Horrid Weather ! Just yesterday wind gusts to 100kmh .. Looks like a entire week of horrid weather
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=m...+weather&cad=h
No respite in sight ....

New Models :

There should ( Should ) be new models on the way ...
GB is doing a take two on a model I ordered a LONG ! time ago now ... ( LAG )
From Banggood I ordered some micro wings ...
Sold as a 2 pack ...
Plan be to use the XK A800 control board and motor for stuffing in the wing .
It's a project ..

Sonic Wing I always wanted BG to sell a $50 wing , here is one .

Also I ordered a FMS ...
I will keep this purchase under...Continue Reading
Posted by Qwinout | Jul 10, 2019 @ 09:41 PM | 2,454 Views
Warning:
https://qwinout.com/blogs/news/mobula7-warning

This is indoor copter, Can’t be flying outdoor when there is wind!Can’t be flying too high to affect the sight!
It is necessary to go to a place with a large space to play it (Especially the novice must pay attention)!

If the Copter collides with items such as walls, you must timely lower the throttle! Otherwise ESCs and motors may be burned, and battery may be burned or exploded.

About the Li-po Battery:
1s=3.7v is the best retention voltage for the copter’s battery. After fully charged, it is about 4.2v. The battery voltage is below 3.5v for over-discharge.

2s=7.4v. After fully charged, it is about 8.4v. The voltage is below 3.5v 7.0v for over-discharge.

The battery that just flying used cannot be charged immediately (it will cause damage to the battery).

If you have any questions, such as binding Remote controller, please contact our customer service, we will provide technical services in a timely manner.
BeatFlight Firmware download URL
https://github.com/betaflight/betaflight-configurator

Driver download:


Before Flying, Please check if all screws on the motors and other place are secure.
The welding part of Flight controller is easy to be damaged , Please connect the battery and the copter kit very carefully. (Take out the battery a little first and then connect it to the flight controller. DO NOT tug on the cables with the flight controller directly, or it will be damaged)

Please connect the battery in the right way (Red wire to Red wire, Black wire to Black wire). Wrong connection will damage the Flight Control Board.

The ESC/Flight Controller/Motor/Battery and other accessories are damaged due to personal flight errors. Please purchase accessories to replace them yourself.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Posted by mudman1959 | Jul 10, 2019 @ 05:47 PM | 2,351 Views
I had a Great time at the Walter RC Park in Saranac Mi. The weekend following the forth we had a Fly In/Drive In on Saturday along with a Pot Luck for dinner and Fireworks at dusk. It was a good time and all the planes I took came home one piece and not in pieces...

If you ever get to Mid Michigan give the Walter RC Park a visit and tell Dave I sent you...

Mudman1959

https://www.walterrcpark.com/
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 10, 2019 @ 04:34 PM | 2,892 Views
Hatch for radio bay underway it will be retained by rare earth magnets
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 10, 2019 @ 09:36 AM | 2,571 Views
Glue & Fly Series - F22 Mini V2 Demo Reel & Plans



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzRqWmgBJ5w

Here are some Flight Clips of this Mini Parkjet in Trainer & Intermediate Setup.
The Video Clips will show some of the great flying characteristics of this Parkjet ;-)
This is Parkjet you can grow with.
You can use it as a Trainer with a 2S Power System.
An Intermediate Parkjet with a 3S Power System.
Or if Advanced is your preference perhaps a 4S LIPO and a 5x4 Prop ;-)

If you would like a copy of the Plans & Associated Documents send an email to
[email protected]
In the Email Subject enter: GFS F22 Mini V2 Plans
I will get them to you as soon as I can.
You're going to love it ;-)

Here are links to the components:

Racerstar BR2207S Green Edition ***2500KV 3-6S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372
$9.17

FVT SKYI020 2-3S 20A Brushless ESC With BEC 5V/2A Linear Mode
https://www.banggood.com/FVT-SKYI020...47791920140372
$11.90
or
FVT LittleBee 20A ESC BLHeli OPTO 2-4S with 3A UBEC Bluesky Mini Switch-Mode ***5V 2-6S
https://www.banggood.com/3A-UBEC-Mod...47791920140372
$3.07

***Trainer Setup
Dualsky XP08002ECO 800mAh 7.4V 2S 25C JST Lipo (I removed the JST and installed an XT30 Connector)
https://www.banggood.com/Dualsky-XP0...47791920140372
$7.34
or
***Intermediate Setup
ACE TATTU 11.1V 850mAh 75C 9.44Wh 3S 1P Lipo Battery XT30 Plug
https://www.banggood.com/TATTU-11_1V...47791920140372
$19.99

GOTECK GS-9018C Brush Micro Servo 9g 1.5KG
https://www.banggood.com/GOTECK-GS-9...47791920140372
$6.28 ([email protected] $3.14)

***2S Setup
KMP 6040 6X4E 6*4E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-6X...47791920140372
$1.72
or
KINGKONG/LDARC 6040 Propellers CW & CCW 10 Pairs
https://www.banggood.com/10-Pairs-KI...47791920140372
$5.47

***3S Setup
KMP 6030 6X3E 6*3E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1pc-KMP-603...47791920140372
$1.57

***Need a Minimum 3 Channel Receiver as there is only 2 Servos (Aileron / Elevator) and Throttle


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by Rogosi | Jul 10, 2019 @ 07:45 AM | 3,215 Views
Picked up the bi-plane last year and had it custom built/covered by Tom. I call it "Evil Kenevil" inspired, lol. It flies like a dream, totally scale. With a nice headwind it can literally float in place with appropriate throttle and rudder. I also picked up the Pilatus Porter, another very light plane flown with a 1800-2200 3 cell pack. This one is a 3 channel set up, and coats in for glorious landings. Finally I picked up the low wing variant this past weekend after seeing this fly at the Warwick Fly In. Hoping to get in touch with Tom and see if he would build a larger scale Porter for me. The quality of the builds and covering job are superior.
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jul 10, 2019 @ 05:47 AM | 3,526 Views
Funny how I have wanted one of these for many years. They seemed hard to find and barely seen on ebay or this forum. Finally I got one of my own, made a few videos, and in the last month I have seen more 270's listed than ever before. Strange how that is. Here is a pretty decent run video of this awesome engine.

Saito FA-270T Another Run (7 min 36 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jul 10, 2019 @ 05:40 AM | 3,537 Views
I don't post much to this blog anymore, but this video is something I felt like sharing here. This engine was sent to me by a new customer for a bearing replacement. It was in very bad shape on the inside even though externally it looked pretty good. I have an entire playlist of video showing the tear down and reassembly. This is the first run on video.

OS FF-320 Pegasus Customer Engine The Run (7 min 10 sec)