Posted by Alan 3D | Today @ 12:55 PM | 989 Views
Using Satellite finder as battery operated field strength meter for RC.

I wanted a device that I could use to compare transmitters to one another as a reference without actually connecting them directly to the transmitter or antenna. I first tried using an old field strength meter in the past but the fact that there was no amplification inside the meter. The power SWR field strength meter WAS DESIGNED with a power scale for 10 or 100 WATTS, the meter had very little movement and some transmitters didn't deflect the meter at all. I found a solution. I needed something that would handle much lower signal strengths and cost next to nothing.
Posted by JohnVH | Today @ 11:54 AM | 1,239 Views
My son takes his first full RC flight!
7yr old flies the EAZYRC PA-18 Super Cub RC Plane MUST SEE! With CRASH! (4 min 4 sec)

Posted by kopterheld | Today @ 10:24 AM | 1,409 Views

2 inch Cinewhoop for 4S battery, Caddx Polar Nano digital or Ant camera, F4 FC. Flies super well with a 450mAh 4S battery or with a 900mAh battery and a Caddx peanut camera. The perfect introduction to FPV with the CineRace20 Quad.

Flywoo CineRace20 video (EN subtitle) -
Flywoo CineRace20 mit Caddx Polar Nano Kamera - super Farben (6 min 25 sec)


CineRace20 Polar Nano - https://bit.ly/cinerace20hd
BG - https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GGGh0bip7v

CineRace20 Pro LED - https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3DKd4eiyzC
CineRace20 Analog LED - https://bit.ly/cinerace20led
BG Code: DRONES6 - https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GDvRBQIWMI

FlyWoo CineRace20 HD - In front the Caddx Polar Nano camera with very good color rendering

Explorer 900mAh 4S 80C Lipo Battery - https://bit.ly/flywoo900mah
GNB 530mAh 4S - https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_ATbCvG
GNB 530mAh 3S - https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_ALns98
BetaFPV ELRS Lite Receiver - https://bit.ly/ELRS24LITE
BetaFPV ELRS Micro TX Module - https://bit.ly/BFELRS24G

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Posted by kiwi_craig | Today @ 04:45 AM | 2,650 Views
Recently assembled the Microheli semi scale S300C kit with a three blade head and had a great morning flying it along with the Ken Luo Bell 47G and the heavy cruiser UH-1 Huey gun ship.

I typically run upgraded main motors, more recently the very good aliepxress silver can 2627 motors in both 3600 and 4200Kv. the 4200 really give these guys some serious legs. The Bell is running the slower speed 3600 and that actually suits it quite nicely also.

Huey has a ZTW unit, great torque and spins the modded 300X rotor head and 245mm CF blades with ease.

the sportier of the bunch is the 4200kv powered s300c with triple blade head, very spritely performance and quite agile.

I often run my own twin esc as these are more reliable than the 230 V1 units, the V2 esc is a big improvement and can be tuned with BLheli software which is a big bonus. Boththe Bell and the S300C will get replacement twin esc, the bells tail is not happy and the stock 250cfx escs are not a nice match to this heli. Just waiting for the 25 amp hobby wing esc to arrive and will use a 20a little bee pro on the tail.

On they bench is another Ken luo kit - the SA316B Lama which will get a three blade head, and an align 250 MD500 unit. the align fibreglass shell is heavier and I'm considering using one of my upgraded 250 CFX units to power that. Still deciding what rotor head to run on the MD500, no one has a readily available 5 blade unit so will probably settle for a three blade on that as well.

anyways, some park fly and tuning videos.

Ken Luo bell 47G kit
Kiwi Craig - Ken Luo 230S - B47G (8 min 20 sec)


Huey battle cruiser
Kiwi Craig RC 230S Huey Gunship (9 min 14 sec)


little demon flier - Microheli S300C
Kiwi Craig RC MicroHeli S300C (9 min 7 sec)



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Posted by Helen_AGFrc | Today @ 02:26 AM | 3,212 Views
It is happy to show you the another new product before 2022!
We are not only producing the servo, but also capable to the make the CNC parts.
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Here comes the AGFRC upgrade part hardened steel MOD1 8mm 30T and 40T pinion gear are in stock. Improved 40T gear with total 12mm height and small lip on the back side for spacer. Perfect for High Speed Runs and Drag Racing Cars.
It can suit your fancy Traxxas/Arrma/Hobao/Losi/HPI/OFNA /Mugen/ Serpent /XLX /XL2 1/8 scale buggy and truggy conversions.
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Feature
High Precision CNC Machining
Super Strong 8mm diameter shaft
Light Weight With Through-hole Design
Ultra Strong and Durable Steel Material
Smooth and Reliable Operation in extreme RC conditions

Specification of PG40T8
Weight: 46.8g
Height: 12mm
Screw Hole: M4 Set Screw
More info here: https://www.agfrc.com/index.php?id=2268
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Posted by Justapoke | Today @ 02:11 AM | 3,303 Views
Welcome 2: The Not So New Normal (off-topic) Cafe

Always open - 24 hours a day 7 days of the week - We never Lock-down!
Everybody welcome here, no passport or QR checks at the door, we do not exclude or discriminate!




Coffee and Club Tropicana drinks are free, all others and snacks excluded from Taxes.
Socialise and share ideas, everyday Life, The Universe, and Politics, the Hobby, Everything = welcome here!

This topic was created because of this post that started an of-topic conversation on my other blog:



So let's pick up from where we left, and continue from here in this fun and friendly created new blog!.
Please respect each others opinions and share any good info and ideas.



- I will share my ideas and any new info regarding Covid-1984 that I find, I welcome any others opinions and info.
Worldwide, no matter your color or political views!

As Covid-19 effects ALL of us that subject may remain for a while, but for sure anything other goes as well.
Remember life should be fun! If we try to come together than that is a good start!

(Normal RCG rules do apply here)


Posted by oscar35 | Yesterday @ 09:10 PM | 4,126 Views
I have been very lucky to find and buy one of these fantastic engines. Brand new with muffler and 6 glow plugs. Can't wait till it arrives. I might put it in a Midwest Mustang that I have had for years. Never built. Will post pics.
Posted by RC Roundtable | Yesterday @ 03:13 PM | 5,379 Views
Episode 141: "Round Top Recap" is now live!
http://www.rcroundtable.com/podcasts...pisode_141.mp3

In this episode, the gang talks about all the cool stuff they saw and did at the inaugural Round Top RC Expo.
-Welcome to Round Top (1:50)
-HUGE Triplane (14:15)
-Fitz's Fleet (36:30)
-Swap stories (52:10)
-Terry's workbench (1:14:15)
-Leprechaun maiden (1:20:40)
-B-25 status (1:29:10)

You can visit our website at RCRoundtable.com to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us an email: [email protected].
Posted by Swanlander | Yesterday @ 12:39 PM | 5,516 Views
Avro Vulcan Bomber (4 min 21 sec)

Posted by Quagga75 | Yesterday @ 10:54 AM | 5,861 Views
A digital recreation of my favourite Slopie from the Nineties.
The .flz file can be opened with http://flz-vortex.de/flz_vortex.html and exported to .dxf etc.
Posted by Old_Pilot | Yesterday @ 09:38 AM | 6,245 Views
Das Ugly Glider - Part 6

Got the motor and folding prop fitted and balanced, installed the battery and ESC, checked the weight so far (31 oz), and then put her on the CG balance.....right smack dab where she's supposed to (20% of MAC). I figure that the covering will add another 2 ounces (9.5 sq ft) so the estimated AUW will be 33 oz. Projected wing loading will be 33 oz/ 3.41 sq ft = 9.67 oz/sq ft.....Couldn't be more pleased
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 06:03 AM | 6,936 Views
🧐Yep Les Amis,
Mini Crash-Test, Maxi rsistance ! Dans cette semaine spciale voitures RC, nous allons commenc par le test de la nouvelle Wltoys 284131. Une petite voiture de drift type rallye qui en a sous la pdale ! Trs compacte et bien quipe avec ses nombreux LEDS, ce petit vhicule sera aussi l'aise en intrieur qu'en extrieur (en vitant les gravillons, sable etc ... ). Parfaite pour toute la famille, experts ou dbutants, avec son rglage de puissance et extrmement durable mme en cas de choc assez violent ! Avec un tarif aux alentours des 50, cette nouvelle Wltoys trouvera certainement sa place sous le sapin, perso, je valide ! ... Prenez soin de vous (et des autres) et merci tous pour votre soutien .


WLTOYS 284131 Mini RC rally & drift 1/28 - Review Test Démo - Pour toute la famille (21 min 46 sec)


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- Wltoys 284131 Drift car (coupon BG38db1f ): https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GGDdeqT4Gp
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- Wltoys K989 (coupon BGVehicles10) : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KDGEnYSvet
- Wltoys K969 (coupon BGVehicles10): https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KmvEny8D4c
- JIMI JM - GNT80 ( 30 avec le coupon BG2c1997 ) : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3G3hbRRag0
- Gilet chauffant : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mGvhAdhoAm

😋Pour TOUS LES BONS PLANS, RENDEZ-VOUS dans le :
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Posted by NobatteryNopower | Yesterday @ 04:23 AM | 7,348 Views
Edit - Dec 2nd 2021 - It Works!

PWM / RC control of WS2812 leds. (0 min 20 sec)


Code:
#include <FastLED.h>
#define LED_PIN     7
#define NUM_LEDS    16
#define BRIGHTNESS  20
#define LED_TYPE    WS2812
CRGB leds[NUM_LEDS];
int PWMin = 13;
int PWMvalue = 0;
int value=0;

void setup() 
{
  FastLED.addLeds<WS2812, LED_PIN, GRB>(leds, NUM_LEDS);
  pulseIn (13, INPUT);
  Serial.begin(9600);
  FastLED.setBrightness(  BRIGHTNESS );
}
void loop() 
{
  
  PWMvalue      = pulseIn(PWMin, HIGH, 20000);
  Serial.println(PWMvalue);
  FastLED.clear();


  if ((PWMvalue >950) && (PWMvalue < 1000))
  {
  leds[0] = CRGB(255, 0, 0);
  FastLED.show();
  delay(1);
  }
  if ((PWMvalue >950) && (PWMvalue < 1300))
  {
  leds[1] = CRGB(255, 69, 0);
  FastLED.show();
  delay(1);
  }
  if ((PWMvalue >950) && (PWMvalue < 1400))
  {
  leds[2] = CRGB(255, 255, 0);
  FastLED.show();
  delay(1);
  }
  if ((PWMvalue >950) && (PWMvalue < 1500))
  {
  leds[3] = CRGB(0, 215, 0);
  FastLED.show();
  delay(1);
  }

  
  if ((PWMvalue >1500) && (PWMvalue < 2000))
  {
  leds[4] = CRGB(0, 215, 0);
  FastLED.show();
  delay(1);
  }
  if ((PWMvalue >1600) && (PWMvalue < 2000))
  {
  leds[5] = CRGB(255, 255, 0);
  FastLED.show();
  delay(1);
  }
  if ((PWMvalue >1700) && (PWMvalue < 2000))
  {
  leds[6] = CRGB(255, 69, 0);
  FastLED.show();
  delay(1);
  }
  if ((PWMvalue >1800) && (
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Posted by Old_Pilot | Nov 30, 2021 @ 05:04 PM | 10,696 Views
Just waiting on covering material now
Posted by burkefj | Nov 30, 2021 @ 03:31 PM | 10,971 Views
Hi all, here are two that I just finished. They are upscales of R/C rocket glider kits I have produced in 2.6" diameter, but these are one off's just for me using BT-101 tubing and 3-d lightweight printed cones from Scott Binder, most markings from stickershock with some hand cut accents and fine line sharpie detailing. Both have very similar specs, 33-37" wingspan, 56-60" lengths, weights dry 24.5 ounces as shown, with 29mm H-13 longburn motor, add 7.25oz for rtf weight.
Uses 9mm depron sheet for flight surfaces with 1/8" carbon spar reinforcement. Pretty happy with how they turned out. They both use tail surfaces only for roll and pitch like the smaller versions.

First is an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL Second is an upscale of the Estes Space Transporter America with wing upsized for glide(which looks more proportional to me than the original).

Waiting for some more springlike weather and my latest rocket motor order to arrive for maidens.

Frank
Posted by kopterheld | Nov 30, 2021 @ 03:31 PM | 10,920 Views

Here I show how to load a FrSky R9M 2019 ACCESS module with ExpressLRS firmware and use it with an R9MM receiver. So there is the best firmware for old hardware that reaches a range of over 35km.

ExpressLRS - https://www.expresslrs.org/1.0/
Radiomaster TX16S - https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vGvKMV73QP
FrSky Taranis Q X7 - https://bit.ly/qx7blue
FrSky R9M 2019 - https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vKvYoerctR

My video (EN subtitle) -
ExpressLRS 868mHz mit FrSky R9M Modul und Taranis Q X7 (8 min 1 sec)



FrSky R9M and Lite 868mhz can be operated with ExpressLRS. On the right the R9MX and R9MM receivers

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Nov 30, 2021 @ 01:09 PM | 11,823 Views


DJI Ocusync The Story So Far

Discussing the DJI Ocusync system and how its changed since it first released on the Mavic Pro and now is unto to O3+ on the new DJI Mavic 3.

We also look at why the Mavic 3 may not be compatible with the DJI Smart controller and Ocusync 2.

DJI Ocusync & The Mavic 3 - The Story So Far (26 min 20 sec)

Posted by USKP01261 | Nov 30, 2021 @ 07:56 AM | 13,210 Views
MODEL: Sunriser
DESIGNER: Jamara (germany)
DATE: 1995-ish
WING SPAN (in): 97.5
WING AREA (in^2): 608
AIRFOIL: Eppler 205
LENGTH (in): 48.5
AUW (oz): 48.5
W/L(oz/sq-ft): 11.5
POWER: turnigy 2830 motor with (I think) 10x6 prop
NOTES: Very nifty twin boom design (nifty but fragile). This was from an ARF kit w/ some mods to wing joiner areas for additional shear web/strength. Per the notes on the manual: The well-known record pilot Dr. Hackstein, set two world records with a flight time of approx. 10 hours and a distance of 240 km. Modified fuse for brushless motor. Larger than necessary 3S, 11.1V, 2200 mah lipo and 4.8v, sub-c 3600 mah receiver battery - I think because it was designed for large NiCd battery needed the additional weight in the nose to get proper CG. Original RCM, review published AUW was ~50oz so not too far off of that.