Posted by old4570 | Jan 07, 2019 @ 08:39 PM | 3,153 Views


It's not hot , there was even a cool breeze ..
But with 70% humidity I was soaking wet when I got home !
I went straight into the shower to wash the salt encrustation of my body ...

How the hell can you have a cool breeze and be sweating buckets ?
Come to Melbourne and find out ...

Aaaah yes , the TechOne DLG 1000

A) I pulled the last remaining lead out ( how the ? , did the previous owner ? , ??? )
B) I did quite a bit of peg launching and the DLG 1000 wants a little right rudder on launch to keep it straight . Otherwise it tends to want to roll left / launching off the left wing .
C) I even moved the battery further back to nudge the CG back .. Now the elevator is a little more sensitive and I put in 20% expo which was amended to 15% expo .
D) Flying weight is right on about 199 grams
E) The DLG 1000 is really twitchy on the roll axis for some reason , drop flaps and the situation improves . ( Flies real nice with flaps down )
F) I did mix in one of the rotary pots to adjust the angle of the Ailerons ( Mild flap ) ? So far
G) It glides ok now , but really cant hold onto that altitude .. It drops out of the sky relatively fast . ( Why Im playing with Flaperon angles )
H) I think I understand now why so many SLOPE the DLG 1000 , possibly more of a slope model than a true DLG ..

One hour spent sweating at the park .. The battery was off the charger at 8.4v and when put back on the charger was about 8v ..
Thats not bad for...Continue Reading
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jan 07, 2019 @ 08:38 PM | 4,094 Views
Please see below for a setup and review of the Eachine VR D3 FPV Goggles.

They represent good value for money as a starter or spectator set with useful features like
  • High resolution 900x600 screen
  • Diversity
  • DVR
  • Internal battery included

Full review is here:

https://www.quadifyrc.com/reviews/ea...er-fpv-goggles

Goggles are available here: https://goo.gl/QhTkG4


Posted by Bill M - RC | Jan 07, 2019 @ 08:26 PM | 3,374 Views
Hi Fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

BillM-RC & Banggood - Thank you 2018, Welcome 2019 Giveaway
Click on this link
Thank you 2018, Welcome 2019 RC Giveaway (3 min 11 sec)
, to watch the video and enter here:

One of Two GPS Quadcopter Drones up for grabs

THE LUCKY WINNER CAN CHOOSE WHICH ONE OF THESE TWO PRIZES THEY WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE.

Details on how to enter are in this video and in the description below this video, Good Luck to all participants.
Posted by yosemitez | Jan 07, 2019 @ 07:51 PM | 9,919 Views
playing with the BF 10.5, new 4 fw for the bardwell f4, following the uav tech video

version
CLRACINGF4 (CLR4) 4.0.0 Jan 31 2019 /

# get debug_mode
set debug_mode = GYRO_SCALED

# get dyn
set dyn_notch_range = MEDIUM
Allowed values: HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW, AUTO
Default value: AUTO

# get osd (you will see the max # at the end of the flight on the osd)
set osd_stat_max_fft = ON
Allowed values: OFF, ON
Default value: OFF

you will then see the max_fft in the osd, default is 450, set the max_fft # plus 25
# get dyn
set dyn_lpf_gyro_max_hz = 450 (default)
Allowed range: 0 - 1000

# get dyn_lpf_gyro_min_hz
dyn_lpf_gyro_min_hz = 150
Allowed range: 0 - 1000

taken from video
Betaflight 4.0 - Cascaded Notches & Dynamic Lowpass Filters! (26 min 25 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Jan 07, 2019 @ 06:47 PM | 6,062 Views
Love this jet, heres another great landing for ya!

Another GREAT Landing!! Freewing F-22 Raptor 90mm EDF Jet Flight! F22 Motion RC (4 min 20 sec)

Posted by Kmot | Jan 07, 2019 @ 04:13 PM | 15,320 Views
So now my Firebird has been relegated to being a parking structure for model airplanes!
Posted by DroneEon | Jan 07, 2019 @ 11:29 AM | 2,408 Views
Hi all. I bought the h68w drone about 2 weeks ago. I looked at the reviews and thought it seemed like a good buy. I have previous experience with another drone I had and have flown a few helicopters. That being said, I found this drone difficult to control. At low altitudes it was fine. Landing it was difficult and I battled to stop the props from turning when on the ground. Now, take the drone to about 50 meters high, and it becomes barely controllable. The return feature is a joke. A few days ago, I decided to take it up to about 60 meters at the park down the road from me. Big mistake, having got up there, I reduced the throttle and found it started drifting away. No matter what I did, it would not respond to my transmitter. I lost sight of it and have not seen it since.🙈🙈. I did go to where I thought it had crashed and used the transmitter to see if I could get it to connect to drone. Having walked up and the pavement next to a busy road, I eventually got a spot where the drone linked up to the transmitter ( meaning, the red light on the transmitter stayed permanently on.) However, this is a residential area, where walls surround the properties. Lots of 🌲. I looked up to the closest trees and from the other side of the road, tried to spot it on any of the roofs. All to no avail. My only consolation is the drone wasnt expensive enough, for me to cry myself to sleep that night. But still, I feel the loss. 🙈
Posted by Keith Kindrick | Jan 07, 2019 @ 09:48 AM | 3,400 Views
Lets start 2019 with the Messerschmitt Bf-109 G6 flying low and loud in the second half of the video. Stream that section to your AV system and crank the surround sound you wont be disappointed.

Messerschmitt Bf-109 G6 Low & Loud - DB605 SOUND (12 min 42 sec)



The Bf 109 G-series was developed from the largely identical F-series airframe, although there were detail differences. Modifications included a reinforced wing structure, an internal bullet-proof windscreen, the use of heavier, welded framing for the cockpit transparencies, and additional light-alloy armour for the fuel tank. It was originally intended that the wheel wells would incorporate small doors to cover the outer portion of the wheels when retracted. To incorporate these the outer wheel bays were squared off. Two small inlet scoops for additional cooling of the spark plugs were added on both sides of the forward engine cowlings. A less obvious difference was the omission of the boundary layer bypass outlets, which had been a feature of the F-series, on the upper radiator flaps. Like most German aircraft produced in World War II, the Bf 109 G-series was designed to adapt to different operational tasks with greater versatility; larger modifications to fulfil a specific mission task, such as long-range reconnaissance or long-range fighter-bomber.

To learn more visit:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messer...f_109_variants
Posted by TMacFPV | Jan 07, 2019 @ 09:38 AM | 4,419 Views
I am constantly searching for the "best" (and best value) FPV set-up for my flying conditions. I fly primarily proximity in my "rural" yard and around my house at low-altitude while I continue to improve my skills. Every once in awhile, I will venture out into the "open" for more freestyle type flying--right now, I'm mainly flying Micros low altitude around flags and through gates.
Anyway, in pursuit of the "best gear' I currently have an Aomway Omni Directional Clover Leaf on one side of my Aomway Commander V1 Goggles along with a 10dB TrueRC X-Air directional. Thought it might be worth a try a VAS 13dB Pepperbox to see what the difference would be (if it made any difference while flying low-altitude around obstacles).

For those interested, in the below video, we do a side-by-side comparison of the two Right-Hand Circularly Polarized (RHCP) FPV Goggles directional antennae-the TrueRC X-Air versus the Video Aerial Systems (VAS) Pepperbox. We take a look at the manufacturers specifications, describe some of the important parameters of the antennae and what those mean to you as an FPV Pilot. We describe our testing methodology and conclude with a flight of approximately 315 meters distance out from our launch pad, purposely flying behind trees to determine when video drops out for each. Wish I had done a long-distance run of both as well! Please let us know your thoughts on these (and any other) antennae you might suggest. If anyone has more experience with the Pepperbox, please post your thoughts on it's pros/cons. Thank you!
FPV GOGGLE ANTENNA SHOOTOUT (6 min 22 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jan 07, 2019 @ 09:21 AM | 3,721 Views
My take on a foamboard snow skimmer to use during the winter/snowy months. This is Part 1 of the build process and what I got so far. It is a flat bottomed boat design with 2 motors on the back to use for propulsion as well as direction. They will use differential thrust to control the steering. So no servos are needed! More videos to come on this project.

DIY: Foamboard Snow Skimmer: Part 1 (5 min 27 sec)

Posted by Gary Chen | Jan 07, 2019 @ 03:03 AM | 2,883 Views
Lightweight 30X optical zoom camera for drone (7 min 30 sec)

Sky Eye-30XZ is a 3-axis high stabilized gimbal with 1080P 30X zoom camera for drone inspection, surveillance, search and rescue applications.
The 30X optical zoom camera provides 1080P 60FPS full HD video streaming, which will enable you to see every detail you need in the air even you are far away from the object. High-performance 3-axis gimbal is using advanced FOC(field-oriented control) motor control technology which will enable you to get a 0.01 degree incredible precise control, so the gimbal will give you crystal clear and stable video footage.

Compact and lightweight
Sky Eye-30XZ weighs as little as 700 grams to help you meet your payload weight allowance.

Self-adjusting gimbal speed
Sky Eye-30XZ gimbal Yaw/Pitch speed is self-adjusting, which means the gimbal will adjust its speed automatically according to camera zoom value. This is very useful when you try to target the object in large zoom range.

Anti-pull lock mechanism
Sky Eye-30XZ comes with an anti-pull mechanism for power and control signal cable, which will make the wiring very safe in the air, hard to pull out.

Cooling system
There is one little fan on the top of gimbal control unit, will enable the gimbal to work properly in the high-temperature environment.

Features
1) 700grams, lightweight
2) 1/3 inch CMOS SENSOR
3) 30X optical zoom, 1080P/60 HDMI output for video downlink
4) 1080P/30 MP4 video recorded for on-board TF card
5) S.BUS, PWM and serial command control
6) Anti-pull lock mechanism design for power and signal cable
7) 3-axis high stabilized gimbal system
8) Self-adjusting gimbal speed
Posted by YaLi | Jan 07, 2019 @ 01:43 AM | 2,323 Views
For Special custom-made : 6S 6000mah rc lipo .(
extended edition Balance wire 30cm )

Contact me : https://www.facebook.com/amey.zhang.127
Email : [email protected]
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 06, 2019 @ 10:06 PM | 6,485 Views
5 years old and long since discontinued, my Parkzone Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8 1.1m wingspan Warbird remains to be one of the best, reliable, and formidable in my fleet.

Parkzone Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8 1.1m Flight - January 6, 2019 (4 min 5 sec)

Operating with a Lemon RX 7-Channel DSMX Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver and powered with a Pulse 3S 2250mAh 65C Lipo. With only light modifications such as an APC 11x8.5E Propeller and double-coated with a Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish, this WWII Ghost of the German Air Force has seen many flights, and continues to fly on for many more.

Wishful thinking that Horizon Hobby will re-introduce this exceptional Warbird in their lineup in the future. If I could only keep one 750mm-1.2m Parkflyer-Type Warbird in my fleet, this would be it.

Lately I've been too occupied with life to go through the trouble of creating these flight videos and actually wasn't planning to post any, but a fellow pilot just happened to catch my last flight of the day on his iPhone 8 Plus (which actually came out really well with the exception of a few iPhone focusing issues), so here it is.

Hope you enjoy the video. Thanks to all my supporters and subscribers and of course, thanks for watching!
Posted by stevster | Jan 06, 2019 @ 10:02 PM | 3,537 Views
I just ran across this picture going through my Mom's stuff. I guess I was destined to be a model airplane guy as a child. Looks to be around 1964 which would make me around 12. I believe that's a Carl Goldberg Lil' Satan I'm puttin' together! Dope at the ready on my desk. I can smell it now!
Posted by KiwiKid | Jan 06, 2019 @ 10:00 PM | 3,004 Views
In the second blog post back I recorded the maiden flight of the Scout Bee in park flyer mode. I have had a lot of fun recently sloping it, but have only been out on pretty grotty days. Recently scored a pearler and managed to shoot a bit of headcam vid.

Scout Bee Slope Soaring (2 min 16 sec)

Posted by BDOG1 | Jan 06, 2019 @ 08:27 PM | 2,514 Views
Amazing yet another day of flyable wind on our hill,where was all this wind last summer

Out with my slope pal Pat.
Mid 30's temps,15 mph wind and just enough snow flakes to remind you it is winter.
As we walked up the hill my other slope buddies were all ready flying - a pair of 5' red tail hawks that keep me company .{ sorry no pictures they have been camera shy so far }
We put everything up and even got a first slope flight on new Pat's 2m Fox picked up at this year's NEAT Fair.
A Great way to end the first week of the New Year
Posted by Bill M - RC | Jan 06, 2019 @ 07:51 PM | 2,843 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

SJRC F11 review. This SJRC F11 review includes Gesture Mode, Active track, Follow-me, Waypoint navigation, RTH, Take-off & land features using an Apple iphone.

You can get this great brushless gps SJRC F11 Quadcopter Drone available here for only $146.99 with one battery using coupon code SJRCF11 now: https://goo.gl/cvKGZD


UPDATE 30 April 2019
You can pre-order the SJRC F11 Pro version here now:
http://bit.ly/2DEVd1N


SJRC F11 review - IOS App Test (12 min 32 sec)

Posted by BEAMRC | Jan 06, 2019 @ 07:41 PM | 1,983 Views
Key Features

• Aerospace quality components
• CNC Metal Rotor Head
• Carbon Fiber & CNC Metal Frame Construction
• Quiet Direct Drive Power System
• Long Flight Times
• One-Piece Metal Tail Case for additional strength
• Fully Ball Autorotation Unit
• High Quality FRP Main Blades(325mm)
• Easily Accessible Electronics
Kit comes with:

* Canopy (black/red)

* 325mm Main blade

* 312MG VHR servo (3pcs)

* Logitec 2100 gyro

* 417MG DSW servo (1pc)

* HK-2221-8 Scorpion Motor

* Flyfun 40A ESC

www.beamrc.com

Prepared by: Suzanne Moon
BEAM Staff
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 06, 2019 @ 06:32 PM | 2,428 Views
RC Tip #22 - Troubleshooting Power Issues



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvhf6ZTEs7E

The Weather was terrible so I thought I would throw some batteries in my Tiny Whoop and have some fun doing some Indoor FPV Flying.
I started out by flying the Tiny Whoop via Line-Of-Sight just to check it out before putting on the FPV Goggles as I haven't flown it in Months.
Well, after the third circuit through the room the motors stopped and it dropped from the sky!
What is going on with my Tiny Whoop?
I'll explain all in the video...

Link to the Beecore V1 Flight Controller:
https://www.banggood.com/Beecore-F3_...47791920140372

Link to the Beecore V2 Flight Controller:
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Bee...47791920140372

Link to some High Strand Silicone Wire:
https://www.banggood.com/1M-81012141...47791920140372

Link to JST PH 2.0mm 2P Male \ Female Pigtails:
https://www.banggood.com/Excellway-2...47791920140372


See you in the Air!


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