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Posted by old4570 | Feb 21, 2018 @ 09:58 PM | 2,721 Views
Wing of choice is the Spirit 600mm from Banggood ..
This will be my 2nd Spirit 600 ..
The first was made more robustly with 9g servos and a larger motor ( 18 something ? )
And a heavy 3ch car Rx
And it needs some weight in the nose to balance things out .. ( Larger battery )

So hopefully the 2nd time around I can do it better :

This time I am going with the 1306 - 4000KV motor ( small - light )
Also a much smaller lighter ESC ( not sure 6A is enough - will see )
Also the servos this time will be 3.7g
And I will be using a Redcon 6ch Rx ( very light )
This will hopefully allow for the use of a small 2s like a 250 -300mAh battery ..
The goal on this build is to go light .. This should allow for much slower flight speed / glide better as well ..
I know , less weight will mean less tolerance to wind ..
But I really want a slow wing ( compact for easy deployment )
Posted by old4570 | Feb 18, 2018 @ 05:31 PM | 3,036 Views


Discharging @ 500mAh ( 0.5A ) with Powerex Charger .

1st round

1. 2644
2. 2612
3. 2585
4. 2644
5. 2608
6. 2630
7. 2541
8. 2519

2nd round

1. 2603
2. 2704
3. 2610
4. 2587
5. 2684
6. 2721
7. 2622
8. 2619

3rd round

1. 2586
2. 2692
3. 2593
4. 2591
5. 2644
6. 2614
7. 2570
8. 2618

4th round

1. 2597
2. 2629
3. 2740
4. 2440
5. 2638
6. 2606
7. 2690
8. 2582

And so ends the Turnigy trials ...
Posted by old4570 | Feb 16, 2018 @ 01:30 AM | 5,996 Views


Run a few more discharges :

1st round

1. 2644
2. 2612
3. 2585
4. 2644
5. 2608
6. 2630
7. 2541
8. 2519

2nd round

1. 2603
2. 2704
3. 2610
4. 2587
5. 2684
6. 2721
7. 2622
8. 2619

Takes a long time to cycle the batteries , but might do a few more just see how these Turnigy go
Posted by old4570 | Feb 14, 2018 @ 08:10 AM | 4,427 Views



Got my hands on some Turnigy LSD NIMH 2550mAh AA batteries ( 8 of them )
For some reason (?) I can't fathom why , I need more rechargeable AA . ( So got me some Turnigy )
So if you did not know , these can be got VIA Hobby King , and are reasonably priced .

So using my Powerex charger I discharged the Turnigy @ 500mAh , returning !

1) 2644mAh
2) 2612mAh
3) 2585mAh
4)2644mAh

I will run a few more cycles through them and see what happens .. 8 batteries will take a while .
Posted by old4570 | Feb 10, 2018 @ 03:51 AM | 3,817 Views


Now I do like my quads , especially the small ones ..
And these micro brushless quads seem rather tempting ..
The average price seems to be around $150 USD which is a little steep for me ..
But the Mantis85 seem to be the exception , Fasttech.com has it for $84.07 USD for the Bind and fly ...
The RTF is $113 USD ....

CLICK to check them out

Now with brushed micros being in the same neighborhood price wise , it makes the brushless FPV quad some what tempting ..
Wonder what I am getting for my birthday ?
Stuff I got for myself for xmas rocked ! ( The stuff I purchased )
If my birthday present sux's , I might splash out for the mantis85 ... ( I hear the siren song )
Posted by old4570 | Feb 09, 2018 @ 02:16 AM | 3,251 Views
Now besides RC and Photography my other hobby is flashlights .
So I hope you enjoy this review , and do watch the video as this flashlight is a small hand held Sun ! ( Well )
The SupFire M6 was sent for review by Fasttech,com ( They also do competitive prices on RC )






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Posted by old4570 | Feb 05, 2018 @ 06:31 PM | 3,298 Views
I finally got around to testing it ..

I used a 3s battery to power the board ..
I then tried charging a 2s pack VIA the balance lead .

In the picture you can see I am using a split'er so I can monitor the battery being charged .
And it shows a growing imbalance as the battery is being charged . ( 0.113 volt )
At the start the variance was around 0.04 volt ... with each cell being around 3.8v ..
But as the battery reached 4v per cell the variance grew ..
I stopped the charge when one cell was 4.1v and the other was 4v ..
And then threw the battery on my B6 charger and did a proper balance charge ..

So the question begs ?
Can you balance charge VIA the balance lead ?

Posted by old4570 | Feb 03, 2018 @ 11:40 PM | 12,242 Views
Banggood has some coupon deals going ... https://goo.gl/3So3Yz

Flysky Rx looks interesting .. ( X6B ) , Eachine Beecore F3 brushed flight board , Racerstar 615 Motors ..

Might be some interesting stuff ..
Posted by old4570 | Jan 31, 2018 @ 11:22 PM | 3,916 Views
Obviously I bound mine to the iRangeX IR8M multi protocol transmitter ( from Banggood.com )

30mA transmit power VS 100mA transmit power ...

The BWhoop was not happy with the IR8M set to 30mA ( for transmit power ) .
Controls were lagy , motors were surging and there were these apparently small brown outs .. ( This is in the same room mind you ) .
At first I was wondering what the heck people were excited about ?
But when I got these quick little brown outs , I thought I better crank the output power ...

@ 100mA the BWhoop is amazing .. Runs like a swiss made watch ..
No more motor surging , no lag on the controls and no brown outs .
Flies amazingly well ( indoors ) ..

We have a lot of wind today .. But I did take the BWhoop outside .. Everything went ok until a gust of wind hit the BWhoop sending it scurrying backwards fully out of control . Suffice to say the BWhoop can not handle wind .

The battery is larger than say what comes with a JJRC H36 or a Eachine E010 .. This = excellent flight time .
Really lively on the controls , I may have to set up rates ( 50 - 75 - 100 )
I also like that there is a plug that is already fitted for a camera ( FPV )

B Whoop B-03 Pro bound to my iRangeX multi protocol module (3 min 15 sec)


Nothing negative to say about the BWhoop B-03 pro ..
I will say , if you like micro quads , you will love the BWhoop ...
Why buy parts to build something , when you can buy it all assembled and ready to go ..
If your going to bind it to a multi protocol Tx or module ( Bayang ) protocol .
I found the bind process fully painless and simple .

BWhoop = Love it and recommend it ...
Oh and to date I have not touched the supplied controller - I went straight to the IR8M ...