Posted by guamflyer | Yesterday @ 11:58 PM | 20 Views
Its been awhile since I added anything but I still Fly... LOL.. the slopers went back to power rc ... but Rodney still keeps his electric sailplanes handy.. I have been flyin small electrics and motor gliders.. moved ..divorced... still in guam. Building table is back in service..three planes so far.. will post pics.. btw... check out john woodfield on youtube.. some good stuff there... will be back soon
Posted by peacekeeper94 | Yesterday @ 11:33 PM | 34 Views
So this addition to my blog is a little late. My son surprised me this Father's Day with this really cool Kyosho Dodge SRT Hellcat RTR. I've never owned anything Kyosho before (other than a Honda CBR motorcycle back in the 90s), so this is my first. I have to say, I am impressed. The body is beautiful, with lots of cool details, like mirrors, shark-fin antenna, rear stabiliser, and rear window defrosters. The chassis itself is really nice, with great suspension and well balanced. It comes with a 550 motor and really scoots along nicely. It's not really that fast, but with a higher volt lipo, I'd say it has potential. And the best part was being able to just charge it up and go! The boy and I had a great time running it along side my Associated TC3. Many more 'races' on my cue-de-sac are soon to come.
Posted by Merch | Yesterday @ 11:25 PM | 32 Views
RunCam Hybrid 4K 30fps FOV 145 Degree HD Recording DVR Dual Lens Mini FPV Camera Low Latency Single Board for RC Racing Drone

Brand : RunCam
Item name : hybrid
Color : Black

Parameters :
HD sensor SONY 8MP
Analog sensor SONY 1.3MP
Field of View (FOV) HD Recording FOV 145°(FPV FOV: 150° @ 4: 3)
Video Resolution [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
Video File Format MP4
TV Mode NTSC (720*480)/PAL (720*576) Switchable
Interface HD supports UART remote control; Analog supports UART fimrware update.
Max Micro SD CardSupported Up to 128G. U3 recommended (2.7K60/1080P120 requires U3 or above; other solutions require U1 or above) Please make sure that the file format of the SD card is FAT32, otherwise, it will easily cause errors.
Mounting Hole Distance 20*20mm
PCB Size 29*29mm
Lens Module Size 19*25mm
Lens Specs HD M10 ; Analog M8
Power Input DC 5-20V (Non-direct power supply from 4s battery or above. Powered direcly with battery will generate surges and burn the camera.)
Working Current 480mA @5V / 140mA @12V
Weight 18g

Features :
-True 145° HD Recording & 6ms FPV Latency
-Single board Supporting Start/Stop Recording via UART Control
-HD Recording supports QR Code Setup Analog FPV supports Firmware Update

1x RunCam hybrid Camera
1x Plastic cover
1x 3PIN FPV silicone cable(male)
1x 3PIN FPV silicone cable(female)
1x Set of M2 screws
Posted by phyngineer | Yesterday @ 11:14 PM | 30 Views
The leading industrial drone manufacturer for commercial drone solutions of China- MMC. recently launched Griflion H, a groundbreaking modular hydrogen fuel cell drone platform that uses proven, stable hydrogen fuel cells. Greatly improve the endurance of the drone. The high protection standards and long battery life make it suitable for use in extremely harsh environments (such as rain and snow, alpine regions, high-temperature fires, etc.), and will make a difference in many fields such as rescue and field exploration.
1, modular design to meet a wider range of needs
Designed for a range of applications in surveying, inspection and monitoring, Griflion H is the first of its kind to offer an adaptable, modular hydrogen fuel drone platform with a maximum load of 5.1kg. A variety of payloads can be replaced at any time according to the needs of the operation. The load is quickly integrated with the task compartment and quickly taken off. A multi-purpose machine is available to meet a wide range of operational needs.
2, 15 hours long battery life, improve work efficiency
The voyage is a prerequisite for industrial-grade drones to solve all operational problems, and Copte has maintained the history of drones. It is reported that the Griflion H drone released this time is equipped with a 9L size gas cylinder, the maximum gas storage capacity is 27L. When using this capacity hydrogen fuel gas cylinder, the drone is fully loaded for 15 hours, and the drone is refreshed again....Continue Reading
Posted by Hobby Details | Yesterday @ 08:40 PM | 72 Views
RC Car Ride Height Gauge
For 1/10 RC Car
DTEL01025A: Blue
DTEL01025B: Black
CNC Aluminum Suspension Ride Height & Camber Gauge Tool Red
Wholesale Price please PM or contact me at: [email protected]
Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 03:50 PM | 128 Views
The cowl uses 3 screws to secure it to the nacelle. Once those are removed you still have to remove the spinner bolt, adapter nut, prop, and backplate. If you can’t remove the prop because of a jammed nut or stripped collet threads then cutting the cowl away is one way. Here is a cowl that uses red (or white) electrical tape to hide the cut line. The top tape can stay in place and act as a hinge. The remaining cut lines can be hidden or left visible as the 3 screws will secure the cowl to the nacelle.

I made up a tool to keep the the motor from turning while tightening the prop adapter nut. If you can’t keep the motor from spinning by gripping the spinner backplate you must grip the motor. Removing the cowl with this clamshell mod will allow you to do this and screw it back in place. If you have a prop strike and suspect a loose motor mount this mod allows you to inspect the motor area quicker because the prop will not have to be removed.

The top hinge can be made from any kind of tape. I have been using a Tyvek paper hinges on flaps and other flight controls and CA works excellent on plastic if it’s sanded first. However clear or electrical tape can be used.
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 11:38 AM | 209 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Visuo Zen K1 review. This Visuo Zen K1 review did not end well either unfortunately. I have left out most of the preliminary to not waste your time and you can see the flight, function and features tests before an unexpected end.

You can get this VISUO ZEN K1 5G WIFI FPV GPS With 4K HD Dual Camera Brushless Foldable RC Quadcopter Drone RTF here now:

You can get the ZLRC Beast SG906 GPS 5G WIFI FPV With 4K Ultra clear Camera Brushless Selfie Foldable RC Quadcopter Drone here:

You can get the SJRC F11 PRO GPS 5G Wifi FPV With 2K Wide Angle Camera 28 Mins Flight Time Brushless Foldable RC Quadcopter Drone here:

Visuo Zen K1 review - WARNING: Unstable & Unreliable (30 min 30 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 11:00 AM | 216 Views
Happymodel Larva-X unboxing (1 min 32 sec)

Crazy power in a small package!
- New Crazybee F4 PRO V3.0 AIO Flight controller
- Betaflight OSD support
- Camera Angle adjustable
- VTX power switchable 25mw~200mw
- Smartaudio ready , change VTX bands, powers, channels via OSD
- Receiver option: Frsky D8/ Flysky / DSMX / Frsky RXSR/ TBS CRSF
- Diamond VTX
- Compatible both for 2-3S Lipo/LIHV
Posted by JohnVH | Yesterday @ 10:55 AM | 256 Views
Check out that balance!
Freewing SU-35 MAIDEN Twin 70mm EDF Thrust Vectoring Jet (4 min 43 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Yesterday @ 10:05 AM | 267 Views
I love how this turned out

Tomoquads Slingshot, Nameless AIO, BetaFPV AIO, skystar motors (13 min 22 sec)

Posted by scruffy1 | Yesterday @ 07:21 AM | 350 Views
subtitled "how to flash additional protocols to the irx4 (first version) using a simple usb link to the taranis x9d+"

okay, it's not actually magic, it's flashing new and clever firmware to allow additional protocols to be added to the multimodule using the same plain usb cable that you use to connect to openTx companion, rendering the usb cp2012 breakout and wiring to an opened multimodule redundant

trust me, you'll believe it is magic once you've done the upgrade

my considerable gratitude to pascal (hpnuts) and ben (benzo99) for their assistance in guiding me through a significant simplification in the process to upgrade the irx4 module (that's it in the picture in the post below this)

realistically, all you need is here :

anything else is linked conveniently from that link

since i did it from scratch well over a year (or maybe two) ago, there has been a release of the "flash multi" app that makes it way simpler

the only bits you will need are :
and the phillips head screwdriver to undo the irx4

oh, and if you don't have one, the iRangeX irx4 module - go on, use my affiliate link and make me filthy rich (i wish)

follow the recipe and after the initial...Continue Reading
Posted by kopterheld | Yesterday @ 07:11 AM | 344 Views
Xiaomi FIMI X8 SE 5KM 4K 3 axis gimbal
372 € - $ 409 - Banggood GWTR Warehous Coupon: BGFIMIX8DQ
This is the 4K version of Xiaomi Video drone which has real 3 axis stabilization and a 4K camera. The good thing is that the video image is transmitted digitally in HD live up to 5km. GPS with all the important functions like following, selfie gestures, flying around an object are included.

I am excited about the video drone. A very good control to which an iPhone or Android mobile phone is connected. The app works very well. The most important feature I'm interested in is always the video quality and above all how well I can control the drone while filming without something in the picture jerky. Due to the slightly more weight of the FIMI the drone stays calm in the air. A wind does not bother here at all.
I find the camera guidance very good on the FIMI remote control. All panning and movements are very good straight away and the video looks every soft. Such a good quality I know only from DJI. Here Xiaomi shows that you can make even for less a perfect video drone.
The Xiaomi FIMI X8 SE is better than the DJI Sparks or DJI Mavic Air and comes close to the DJI Mavic Pro.

- stabilized with 3 axis video camera
- Very good 4K camera
- Flight time over 32 minutes
- 5KM range
- very stable flight

- nothing

...Continue Reading
Posted by phyngineer | Yesterday @ 01:56 AM | 413 Views
"One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero." The Great Wall is known as one of China's symbols. But this majestic ancient building that has stood in China for nearly two thousand years has long lost its original majesty due to the erosion of the years.

The Great Wall, the "Great Wall" in our mouth, is the greatest and most majestic military defense project in ancient China. The oldest Great Wall in history dates back to the Western Zhou Dynasty. During the Spring and Autumn Period, the Great Wall built the first climax, and the various vassal states built the Great Wall fortifications on their respective borders. However, the Great Wall during this period was relatively short and relatively low. After Qin and the Six Kingdoms joined together with China, they repaired the Great Wall links of the various vassal states and they were known as the Great Wall. The Ming Dynasty was the last era to overhaul the Great Wall. The Great Wall that we can see this year is mostly the buildings of this period.

The Great Wall resources are mainly distributed in 15 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions such as Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong, Henan, Ningxia and Xinjiang. According to the National Great Wall Resources Survey conducted by the Chinese Cultural Relics and Surveying and Mapping Department, the total length of the Ming Great Wall is 8851.8 kilometers. According to...Continue Reading
Posted by PeterVRC | Yesterday @ 12:43 AM | 425 Views
The next logical extension of the DIY Afterburner LED unit was to ADD more functions. Seeing a microcontroller can do a LOT of things... it may as well be set up to do all the common things you might want or need.

1) Afterburner LED system - with two Modes of operation.
Mode 1: Off, or Afterburner ON = Flicker constantly (for older era jets)
Mode 2: Off, or Afterburner ON via a short Flicker (for AB ignition) and the ON Solidly (for more modern jets)

2) Strobe Light Outputs - for Three different timing version Strobes.

3) Super Gear Sequencer.
a) Two modes - Main Gear Doors close after Gear Extension.... or they stay open.
b) All Servo Endpoints can be individually set, so that the Doors are accurately opened and closed.
c) Door Operation Speed can be altered.
d) 'Memory' of the last used state, so that it can resume the same state on the next power up
e) Tracks the state of doors and retracts so that any decision to change gear direction part way through a cycle still 'reverses' everything in a correct order so there are never any 'collisions' of Doors/Retracts.

It has some Options. Such as:
- The afterburner can have a trim pot added to allow real--time setting of the AB/Throttle Trigger point.
- A Pin Header jumper to enable/choose Mode1 Afterburner (it defaults to Mode0).
- A Pin Header jumper to select the Gear Doors operation mode

It is 95% all done - the coding is done and works, but I have not made up any document(s) for it yet.
I am also still...Continue Reading
Posted by VicT | Sep 15, 2019 @ 11:47 PM | 409 Views
The Esprit Prop Shaft Adapter is about 30 % bigger than the stock unit so you can put more torque on the nut and threads. This translates so about 30% more gripping power between the aluminum collet and steel 5 mm motor shaft. In Jason M’s video he recommends holding the spinner backplate or motor to keep the threaded adaptor from turning. This is done with one hand while the other hand uses a wrench to tighten the nut.

I made up a tool that slips into one of the 4 motor cooling slots and this keeps the motor/shaft from turning while the collet is being tightened onto the shaft. It’s a steel 6 “ mending bar that I cut with a hacksaw and filed down to fit the slot. It’s bent into an “S” shape to fit between the prop and plastic nacelle. The nacelle is cut out for clearance.
Posted by Hobby Details | Sep 15, 2019 @ 10:51 PM | 421 Views
Hobby Details Powerful Power2 Electric Mini Screwdriver RELEASE Now👏👏👏👏

3.6V, 1300mAh, 180rpm, 3.5Nm, Chuck 6.35mm Hex, 18650 Battery with lighter weight 318.8g.
Great to assemble and repair your RC car, drone, boat, airplane, FPV and many more. And the price will second to no other tools with its great performance.
Wholesale Price please PM or contact me at: [email protected]
Posted by Capt jk | Sep 15, 2019 @ 10:25 PM | 425 Views
Hi all,
I really hope to get the issues related to interaction with everyone resolved. I am hoping to hear from people, share progress, and learn from you all.

Below are pics of my progress. The fuselage is nearing completion of the Balsa wood build phase. I have sanded and applied filler, it is nice to see the classic B-17 “lines”.

Most of my electronic parts have arrived. I am waiting for the control lines as I hope to install them next to seal up the fuselage.
Posted by old4570 | Sep 15, 2019 @ 10:07 PM | 448 Views
Yes , you know your getting old when FUN hurts ! ( My achy breaky body )

Its windy as all outdoors again , so what to do except window shop ( maybe spend some money ) .

Picture 1

Another Lipo powered FF glider , yes I had to buy it !

Picture 2

3D printed motor glider ( glider ? ) . No I didn't buy it , but available out of the USA on Ebay . Looks interesting .

With this windy weather , I should move on some projects ( but my body hurts ) . Hmmmm
I have that 1 meter glider , and the Tx & Rx from the Invader , + some brushed motors that should work with folding props .

Brushless 1s ESC
Yes , I want some ..
With all these new quad motors that can run 1s , you need a 1s ESC = Came today ( Yes I got this one for myself )

Hmmm , yes I want a brushless 450x wing that runs 1s ...
There is a video on youtube , a 450x wing running on a single 18650 . ( ??????? ) Not sure I like the weight !

But still !
Posted by TinkleWid | Sep 15, 2019 @ 06:24 PM | 485 Views
Found another great new spot for some close proximity fpv flying. It gave me a chance to test out the Lumenier AXII Long Range Antenna on my goggles for penetration. There were far too many people around to test long range today but the new long antenna is a great improvement over the stock anttenna, especially as I sit down to fly.

NEW Lumenier AXII Long Range:

Caddx Turtle V2 on Armattan Gecko 3 with New Antenna Lumenier AXII Long Range | NO TOOTHPICK FRAME (2 min 54 sec)

Waterproof Transmitter Beam Port Bag

Equipment Used (3 inch build): sub 250g quad
Armattan Gecko 3:
Caddx Ratel Starlight Camera:
Caddx Turtle v2:
Receiver to replace bulky HGLRC TX20 VTX:
NEW Lumenier AXII Long Range:
Gemfan 3052
XM+ :
VRD2 Pro Goggles:
Brotherhobby Tornado T1 1407 4100KV
Acehe 850mAh 4S 75C-150C LiPo Battery - bought in the UK
TPU Mount for the Caddx Turtle:
Thingyverse Mount for Caddx Turtle:
GoPro replacement M12 Lens (less fisheye):
Jumper T8SG
VTX03S (UK Warehouse)

Not Used: (spare kit)
ND Filters (ND8) for Caddx Ratel
HGLRC Flame: 1407 motors:
Lipo Tattu 850 4S:-

The Caddx Ratel allows a live FPV feed and a the Caddx Turtle v2 records the HD DVR, without the weight of a heavy HD GoPro. The Turtle V2 brings no real improvements over the original version apart from the awful sound.
Posted by UpNup | Sep 15, 2019 @ 05:49 PM | 485 Views
Piecing together a canopy has been interesting. The acetate has to be curved. Fastening “glass” to the ply formers has been a challenge.

I started with cardboard cutouts. I had an old cowl that was perfectly curved. It also handles the heat from my heat gun.

Glues wouldn’t stick. I found that CA provided a strong surface. I used double-sided clear tape. It’s an experiment right now. However, I like the acetate the im using. Keeping the inside clean will be important.

My plan is to cut out 1/32” ply frames to glue over the joints.