Posted by BDOG1 | May 10, 2019 @ 07:53 PM | 1,072 Views
It is only 2 days before Pat and I make our first trip to Wilson Kansas to fly in the Midwest slope Challenge.
A long drive in search of "Magic air "
Posted by TMacFPV | May 10, 2019 @ 04:20 PM | 913 Views
Still the Best Value budget goggles in 2019?—we think so!
What do you think? Any better “value” out there?
Posted by justhuman | May 10, 2019 @ 03:32 PM | 716 Views
It took awhile to complete.
Posted by epoweredrc | May 10, 2019 @ 01:22 PM | 843 Views
This is a personal spot for me to put data on things for the ix12 Transmitter. I seem to forget how to do more and more things.
first one is how to make it call out your voltage while your flying. got this from another member on the site thank you kallend for the how to.

Model setup
Audio events
Custom reports
< tap "+" to select a switch to start the reporting, I use throttle cut but you can use any>
<set frequency at 30 sec>
<set "voice" to the macro "Flight Pack" and select "voltage"
"X" to exit the macro screen
- it should show as "Pack $RPM_volts">
Posted by teoplays | May 10, 2019 @ 12:04 PM | 804 Views
Eachine E013 Plus is a micro drone / tiny whoop, suitable for beginners and also to those who have already done some flying, given it has the Acro mode

EACHINE E013 PLUS Tornato per stupire? Parte 1 - Drone micro FPV (8 min 35 sec)

EACHINE E013 PLUS Prova di Volo Parte 2 - Drone micro FPV (6 min 24 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by FlightZoomer | May 10, 2019 @ 10:03 AM | 728 Views
FlightZoomer Cockpit 3.2 - ROI Sequences (2 min 16 sec)

These days the Ardupilot GCS FlightZoomer 3.2 has been released. The Windows 10 app offers a number of new features:
  • Full stop ILS landings for copter.
  • Support for the affordable RTF drone Sky Viper.
  • Enhanced ROI handling with staged ROI's.
  • Predefined sweep times for gentle movements from one ROI to the next.
  • FlightZoomer's own 3G telemetry depreciated. Support of Andruav for 3G telemetry instead.
  • And the most outstanding feature: ROI sequences

ROI sequences work like this
  • Like missions have waypoints, a ROI sequence has ROI's. The camera pans in one steady movement from the first ROI to the last ROI.
  • The trick is, that flown missions (flightplans in FlightZoomer terminology) are executed in synchronization with the ROI sequence. At each waypoint the camera will be pointing to the next ROI in the sequence!
  • ROI sequences can be planned and simulated with the in-built simulation feature (using the huge synthetic FPV screen).
  • ROI sequences can be stored so they can easily be repeated in the future.
  • As an alternative to the waypoint synchronization, ROI sequences can also be defined time based. For time-based ROI sequences, the sweep time in seconds is simply defined per ROI.
  • Get an impression in the video above, how precise the same footage can be repeated and how seamless you can blend between different shots of the same ROI sequence.
  • Documentation of ROI sequences
Staged ROI’s work like this
  • Up to four
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Posted by DutchRC | May 10, 2019 @ 09:02 AM | 1,134 Views
Halloa guys

short review this time! Of a VERY small item: a Nano FPV camera.. The upcoming Runcam Racer Nano FPV cam..
This is a CMOS racing cam..

Link to the camera: Runcam Racer Nano NTSC / PAL switchable NANO FPV cam

Runcam Racer NANO - Super Small FPV Camera - PREVIEW - Not a Review (10 min 57 sec)

size: 14mm x 14mm x 16mm
weight: 3.5 grams
sensor type: CMOS
sensor size: 1/3 inch
resolution: 700tvl
lens: 1.8mm or 2.1mm M8
field of view: 160 or 145 degrees
voltage range: 3.3V - 5.5V
latency: 6ms (min)
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: Nope!
WDR: yes
Posted by ediher0504 | May 10, 2019 @ 07:45 AM | 597 Views
hi friend
here I will discuss about micro rc plane using a standard flight controller, but the important point here is not in the micro wing, but rather to use brushed motors without esc, as we know esc brushed is quite more expensive than esc brushless, from there I thought hard to find another alternative, in addition, I also think about the weight that the esc itself will cause. with a little knowledge of Arduino I understand that mosfet will work with PWM output from the flight controller, because I am aware of the flight controller and Arduino having similarities, which are operating based on code commands, so this idea arises.
the parts needed for this project include:
1. flight controller standart (sp racing, naze32, etc) using special FC 1s will be better
2. mosfet, if for a coreless the a2shb will work perfectly, but if it is brushed bigger, look for another mosfet
3. step up 3.7v to 5v, if using fc standard, (not needed if using fc 1s)
the rest is the general part of the plane that you will make
the schema you can see in pictures or videos, and for settings in inav / bf can be seen on video
setting flight controller standart for micro wing brushed witchout ESC (13 min 8 sec)

Posted by aero nishi | May 10, 2019 @ 04:20 AM | 934 Views
I installed two motors to make DW Hobby X-2 a thrust vector plane.
DW Hobby X-2 thrust vector mod (0 min 46 sec)

Posted by mintie | May 10, 2019 @ 01:22 AM | 725 Views
My first tow on day one at the Omarama Model Glider Tow in April

Three days of flying I did two , because on my last flight the model spun a bit after landing from hitting a bit of taller grass and stripped the Rudder servo.

All up a good weekend

A hand built 2 meter fiberglass model ,and being towed behind a twin cylinder I think 100 cc .

More power than needed ,as mine was the smallest plane there.

Left my 4 meter Slingby T31 at home

REC 0005 (3 min 33 sec)

Posted by old4570 | May 09, 2019 @ 11:03 PM | 977 Views

It's WINDY / it's wet / and I got bored !
Waiting , and more waiting for stuff !
I have two gliders to finish and I need STUFF ! .. The 1.5 DLG needs a Rx , Bixler HLG needs servo extensions .

With the bad weather I got an itch to do something .
So I got on Google images and started looking for a good old fashioned chuck glider design to download .
Plan was to go MICRO ...
I wanted to use a BBQ skewer and some 3mm Depron .
The first plan I downloaded was the HAWK , but when printed out ( onto printer paper ) it was just too Micro .
I also downloaded the Lazy Bird plan and when printed out was a really good micro size . Span came out at 255mm !

Project cost = Less than $1
Project time = 1 to 2 hours depending on building exp

This was my first scratch built chucky in 40 years , so I made little effort to make it sweet . This was just quick and dirty to see what was what .

1) Print out the plan
2) Cut out the wing / fins to make templates
3) Draw around the templates on the Depron
4) Carefully cut out the wing etc from the Depron
5) I marked the centre of the wing , then cut partially through
6) I then lay'ed some tape over the other side of the wing and cracked the wing for the dihedral ..
7) I put a line of hot glue into the cut wing and then set it to the BBQ skewer , try and maintain some dihedral doing this
8) Glue the tail surfaces

Now we have to try and get CG ...
I used hot glue for this as well .. In regard to this , I should have left more BBQ Skewer in front of the wing so that less weight would be required for CG .
It glides , surprisingly well for such a small Chucky !

This was a very lose copy of the Lazy Bird , but just a fun little project to kill some time during some horrid weather !
Which continues outside as I type this ..
Posted by UpNup | May 09, 2019 @ 02:43 PM | 797 Views
The stab and rudder on the P-51B is 1/4” thick. I cut and sanded the balsa. However, during sanding to taper the trailing edge, I broke the rudder in half - twice! I used blocks of balsa as repairs.

I used flexible hinges near the top, middle, and bottom. The horn is to be mounted outside.
Posted by basslord1124 | May 09, 2019 @ 01:46 PM | 938 Views
To go along with the Flitetest forum's challenge Getting stupid with the Tiny Trainer, here's a video of my first flight and crash of the FT Tiny Trainer. I thought for this flight I'd be trying to get it trimmed out, but I spent more time going all over the place with it. Damage was pretty minor on the crash. I originally imagined this plane as kinda floaty but really on 3 cell power it's kind of a handful. Enjoy!

Getting stupid with the FT Tiny Trainer... maiden and crash! (1 min 9 sec)

Posted by UpNup | May 09, 2019 @ 11:42 AM | 855 Views
Building the P-51B takes two wheels .75 in. thick and 3” in diameter. The tail wheel is 1” in diameter and about a half-inch thick.

Yes I could have spent $12 to buy Williams Brothers excellent balloon tires. However, I could get some balsa stock for $4.

After research I built the wheels in layers. The hubcaps came from a thin sheet of modelers plastic—1/32” maybe. I used a 1/4” in. paper hole punch to make the revolver-patterned holes. They usually take 8 triangles, but I never was satisfied with test hubcaps. The plastic is crisp.

I don’t have a lathe or a way to screw these onto my drill. I cut the ply and balsa circles out using a micro-blade saw. I got close to the line. The 1/8” ply wanted to splinter. The 1/16” ply sheets were really solid.

The layers alternated left to right: 1/8” balsa, 1/16” ply, 3/32” balsa, 1/8” ply, 3/32” balsa, 1/16” ply, and 1/8” balsa. I carefully marked a center point on each circle poking they the template cut from the plans. On the outside balsa disks, I cut out holes for the hubcaps using the template from the plans. They were difficult to get truly circular.

The tailwheel was only one 1/8” ply middle and 1/8” balsa with the circles cut out. I did not add a hubcap to the tailwheel...yet.

After gluing, I stuck a T-pin thru the pre-drilled center holes and sanded the perimeter of the wheels. I taped a sheet of 100 grit sandpaper on my sork bench. I rocked the wheels while sanding. It was hard to sand the ply disks....Continue Reading
Posted by Bill M - RC | May 09, 2019 @ 10:34 AM | 817 Views
Hi fellow rc enthusiasts

UDiRC UDI005 RC Boat review. After my first disappointing run in my first review of this UDiRC UDI005 Arrow Brushless High Speed RC Boat, I mod and change the battery connecter to a XT60 plug and use a higher c-rating battery with a great result.

Get this UDiRC UDI005 Arrow Brushless High Speed up to 50kph Water Cooled RC Boat here now:

UDiRC UDI005 Arrow Brushless RC Boat review - Rerun with a good result (7 min 20 sec)

Posted by Keith Kindrick | May 09, 2019 @ 10:19 AM | 940 Views
After several conversations on how to set up the throttle for F5J I quickly found that there is no one stop set of instructions to do this. ALES and F5J are the electric sailplane events where having an arming switch tied to throttle is very beneficial. ALES (altitude limiting electric sailplane) can use the standard motor setup in the DX9 / DX18 using the bind button or switch designated to power on the motor to 100%. That is pretty standard. What happens when you need to launch with a low power setting? Throwing the sailplane and going to the slider on the right or left is cumbersome at best. Another solution is to set a motor curve with a value on the low throttle setting. When you enable the arming switch it turns the motor on and you can then fly away with ease by not fumbling for the slider switch. Using a 3 position switch to select one of 3 motor speeds: loiter, cruise and climb (low medium and high) will make it easier to fly these events.

I have attached a series of instructions that will give you the basic idea behind what to do for this programming. With so many ways to do things this is just an example. You can use this to tailor toward your needs using various other switches.