Posted by DutchRC | Feb 02, 2019 @ 10:18 AM | 4,703 Views
Halloa guys

So yeah.. instead of calling a product a '..... killer' I guess? :P And I allso have to admit I might be a bit of a Matek fanboy :P I am not sponsored by them eighter by the way.. I have allways had good results with their products though

Link to today's FC: Matek F722 -SE - Flight Controller + PDB

This is quite a special one though.. it has A LOT of features.. Really impressive..

The Matek F722-SE.. the Rollse Royce of Flight Controllers :D (14 min 40 sec)

List of special features:
+ It's a Matek product :P
+ Dual IMU's
+ Dual FPV camera inputs / switchable
+ 5 UART's
+ 8 DShot1200 channels
+ Up to 8S
+ VTX shut down
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Feb 02, 2019 @ 07:47 AM | 61,291 Views
The Yuneec H Plus

Over the last few weeks I was given the opportunity to spend some time with the Yuneec H Plus, in the two videos I go over the spec ands main features as well at the end if part 2 given you some of my thoughts on it.

There are also some pics attached of the craft its self.

Yuneec say

Meet the second generation of Typhoon H - a hexacopter even more powerful than before. Creatives will benefit from a new one-inch sensor camera capable of 4K/60fps video and 20-megapixel stills. An all-new, larger, quieter six-rotor airframe provides stability in winds in excess of 30mph. Other drones force you to choose between image quality or flight stability, but the Typhoon H Plus gives you both.

Key Features of the H Plus is:

C23 1" sensor camera that can capture up to 20 MP Photos and 4K Video @ 60 FPS
100Mbps H264 ans H265 HECV Recording
New flight controller based on PX4 with integrated backup and failsafe
Optimised design for improved airflow and cooling
Specially shielded key components for increased reliability
Equipped with flight modes including Follow Me, Point of Interest and Curve Cable Cam
ST16 Ground Station with Android Device builtin.

Included In the package In the kit UK kit is

Typhoon H Plus Craft

C23 1“ camera with Gimbal and gimbal protection

ST16S Ground Station

2 HV LiPo flight batteries (4S 5250mAh LiPo 79.8Wh)

Flight battery LiPo charger

Power cord and
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Posted by TheBeardedWonder | Feb 02, 2019 @ 02:53 AM | 1,570 Views
Mocking up the remix clone and learning I may on be able to get 5" props on it..
Posted by Miami Mike | Feb 01, 2019 @ 10:10 PM | 9,636 Views
I like the Castle Creations Phoenix Edge ESC's auxiliary input with the white wire. For my ALES sailplanes I programmed mine in the RX ARM LOCK mode so that Channel 8 on my receiver operates the motor safety lockout. It plays a little tune through the motor when I arm it and a different tune when I disarm it.

I also have ALES CAM limiters installed, which I leave active at all times, even for practicing and sport flying. Since the recommended CAM Limiter hookup routes the entire plane's electrical power through the limiter, its cables, and connectors, which is an arrangement that I don't like, I instead swapped the orange and white wires on my ESC so that the orange throttle signal wire is alone on one plug and the white aux wire, red (+) wire, and brown (-) wire are together on the other plug.

In other words, I changed this:

to this:

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Posted by 1boho | Feb 01, 2019 @ 07:52 PM | 17,384 Views
I want to work on an Intelligent stator cage design here. we have had already many ideas but it means nothing if no one will try the work. So
I will.
Posted by starcad | Feb 01, 2019 @ 06:45 PM | 33,683 Views
Before getting started I’ll assume you have the STK Tool along with the latest firmware and the Configuration driver. Both the firmware and the driver can be found here. Take a look at the first image. This part will tell you how to plug a servo extension into one of the two S.Ports on the tool and into the receiver. I use a 24” servo extension. It also will give you information on what port to use for configuring the S6R and what port to use to upgrade the tool. Note: The tool already has the latest firmware so you may not have to update.

S.Port 1 is the configure receiver port and S.Port 2 is the update port for the STK Tool. Before hooking it up to your computer and the receiver check the polarity of the pins. Referring to picture 2, in the middle of the tool is a small slider switch. The top position is marked Config and the bottom marked Upgrade. Check to make sure it is in the top or Config position.

With the receiver connected to the s Port and to the STK Tool, plug the STK tool into one of the computers USB ports. You should hear a sound letting you know the USB port is active. Before opening the STK Tool, go to the computer's settings and in the search box type in ‘Device Manager’. Click on the Device manager link or icon to open. Look for Ports (Com & LPT) in the list. Click on the little arrow on the left side to expand the Ports list. You should see something like Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge (Comxxx) where xxx is the com...Continue Reading
Posted by TMacFPV | Feb 01, 2019 @ 01:54 PM | 3,815 Views
Starting a "Mini-Series" on potentially Great video transmitters (VTXs) for Micro Quad Builds. This is the first in that mini-series. Recently purchased the TBS Unify Pro Race 2 VTX because of TBS reputation for great quality VTXs, MMCX Connector, Audio Input Pad (allows for external microphone connection for audio in earbud while flying and also on DVR video), small size, and Only 4 grams! Reviewed features, physical size dimensions, and concluded with two flights (side-by-side) on both the minimum and maximum output power settings. What do you think of both the video and audio quality? Enjoy!

Posted by alex_nikiforov | Feb 01, 2019 @ 01:26 PM | 4,615 Views
URUAV 250/450mAh 1S Lipo Battery. Full Review. Banggood (10 min 3 sec)

URUAV 250mAh 40C/80C 1S Lipo Battery PH2.0 Buy Link:

URUAV 450mAh 50/100C 1S Lipo Battery PH2.0 Buy Link:
Posted by Micubano | Feb 01, 2019 @ 12:43 PM | 5,569 Views
The pull-pull system, motor, air scoops, and ESC are run. All I have left are the wing bolts, cowl/prop/spinner, and the Aura 8/SR8010T combo. I looked at so many pictures for the pull-pull system for the holes. The hole in the rudder was the worst to find because it was under the solid black covering. Putting a light behind it would not help, but I could feel it. I kept running my finger over one side until the square was pronounced on the covering and then cut through it. Both ropes are clamped tight, centered, and give the same pitch guitar string like twang when I pluck them.

I took my time cutting through all the holes that were covered by the fiberglass on the motor box and the air scoops. Everything was flat and debris free in the motor box when I mounted the motor. The air scoops are aligned almost perfectly symmetrical. If they are off, I can't tell.

The one thing I noticed is how many different adhesives I used in this project. Thin CA (balsa screw holes), Thick CA (air scoops), 5-minute epoxy (hinges and other things), and 30-minute epoxy (I forget, but it was something that needed to be strong). 5-Minute Epoxy was definitely used the most.

Maybe this weekend I will actually finish the build and get the electronics set and tested.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Feb 01, 2019 @ 10:39 AM | 2,819 Views
DustOff #3 - WLToys F949 Cessna 182 Brushless MOD

Here is a link to the Video:

I haven't flown this little plane with all the MODs I've performed on it, including the Brushless MOD, for quite some time.
It's time to Blow off the Dust!
The next session will be an FPV Flight ;-)

Here is a link to the plane:

WLtoys F949 3CH 2.4G Cessna 182 Micro RC Airplane RTF

Here is a link to our Struts MOD Tutorial:
Tutorial - Adding Struts to your WLToys F949 Cessna 182 (38 min 36 sec)

Here is a link to our Wing Extension & Flaps MOD Tutorial:
Tutorial - WLToys F949 Cessna 182 Wing Extension and Manual Flaps MOD Show & Tell (9 min 3 sec)
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Posted by scousethief | Feb 01, 2019 @ 08:07 AM | 14,606 Views

E-flite® F-15 Eagle 64mm EDF PNP & BNF Basic Jet (2 min 29 sec)

Theres no real rush....................ive only waited like..............8 YEARS !


When it comes to air superiority, none have yet succeeded against the one and only F-15 Eagle in air-to-air combat. So advanced and formidable, the F-15 is expected to log a 60-year long service life. The E-flite® F-15 Eagle 64mm EDF jet is a potent replica of the McDonnell Douglas design that makes it possible to enjoy the thrill of flying an air superiority fighter of your own. It's also the easiest F-15 model to fly when equipped with AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies (BNF® Basic version only).

Key Features
The easiest to fly high-performance F-15 Eagle EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jet model yet
Scale replica of the world-renowned air superiority fighter flown by the U.S. Air Force
11-blade 64mm fan delivers great vertical performance and top speed plus turbine-like sound
Factory-installed high-power 4S-compatible brushless motor, 40-amp ESC and 5 servos
Spektrum™ 6-channel 2.4GHz receiver with industry-leading DSMX® technology
Unmatched stability and precision of AS3X® technology for smoother flight performance
Easy to fly with optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection
Optional-use fixed landing gear with steerable nose wheel
Bolt-on wings with removable tanks and missiles
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Posted by Jack Crossfire | Feb 01, 2019 @ 03:17 AM | 18,715 Views
To the stars (0 min 11 sec)

The engine that's taking us to the stars. At least, seeing it brought more confidence than the last month of layoffs & artwork. They definitely got derailed with the focus on the shiny nose, then the thing getting blown over & a month in launch delays to repair the decoration.

The engine was radically different than any previous design, with a turbopump mounted in line with the combustion chamber. Many pipes had to be very long to do that, but it might be lighter to have the turbopump inject oxygen directly into the combustion chamber. This allows more engines to be packed in a smaller horizontal space.

To make the pipes longer, they had to be very narrow. The Merlin famously uses very narrow pipes & high velocity fluid. They operate right at the limit of how fast a fluid can travel through a pipe.

They could also have the turbine on the very top, driving a fuel pump which forces fuel down into the oxidizer pump, which forces the mixture into the combustion chamber. Oxygen is usually the one they want to minimize contact with.

The powerhead is going to be a deadly stick when swinging from the thrust vectoring. It looks more like a traditional jet engine.
Posted by flyr rc | Feb 01, 2019 @ 01:28 AM | 1,765 Views
whats up guy im new here just a intro but im for sure a arrma man
Posted by charles hidalgo | Jan 31, 2019 @ 11:58 PM | 4,459 Views
AstroX 6" on 5s and Gemfan 5552's

AstroX 6” One pack before dark! (3 min 59 sec)

Posted by VicT | Jan 31, 2019 @ 09:51 PM | 3,690 Views
The Night Radian fuselage twists left and right and is OK. But if you are used to stiffer foamy motorglider fuselages like the Multiplex or Flyzone designs then here is an alternative to clear or fiberglass tape. Materials needed are 1/64” thick plywood and Loctite Plastic Mender epoxy. Midwest Products sells 1/64 x 12 x 24” via Amazon for $24.61 and can last a long time for strong lightweight reinforcement projects. A 16” long x 25 mm wide piece is all you need for reinforcement. A box cutter slices the fuselage about 11 mm deep at the tail end and 25 mm deep at the thick fuselage end.

Place a straight edge on one side of the fuselage (see pic) and use a box cutter to make multiple cuts or slices deep into the fuselage. You don’t have to go all the way through to the other side. Measure the cut to 11 and 25 mm deep. Fit the ply into the slot and push in as far as you can go. Mark the excess sticking out and cut just inside the marked line. This will ensure the ply is not outside the soft foam but insides. Any mark or slot can be filled with lightweight modeling sparkling putty. Since CA needs air to dry and there will be very little air at this joint use Loctite Plastic Epoxy as this will harden without any air to the joint. The epoxy will also give you plenty of time to position the plywood unlike CA that can harden in a few seconds. I weighed the plywood before epoxy and it was 1 gram. I smeared epoxy on both sides of the ply but did not weigh it. I estimate the epoxy at 1 gram for a total of about 2 grams weight. I usually use 3M 20 or 40 X clear packing tape know that this would weigh more if wrapped around the fuselage area. My fuselage had a slight left twist that required right rudder trim. After the plywood was inserted into the sliced fuselage I used the clear tape to pull the fuselage into an opposite twist to counter the warped fuselage.
Posted by Logan3Messi10 | Jan 31, 2019 @ 08:03 PM | 1,440 Views
I have an off road car, I wanna drive it a bit in the house and looking for new wheels and tires. I want it to drift (it can't really because the grippy tires don't get dirty like my rally slicks on the other. The wheels don't match between them so I can't do that and I want a rubber drift tire or maybe a hard rubber road tire? Any suggestions?
Posted by mlilasic | Jan 31, 2019 @ 07:16 PM | 12,393 Views
Review of Xiaomi FIMI A3 5.8G 1KM FPV With 2-axis Gimbal 1080P Camera GPS RC Drone Quadcopter RTF - 5.8G FPV

This is first time I see that high level quad like this with 1080P 2-axis Gimbal Camera uses analog 5.8GHz RF signal for video transmission. That means that along built-in monitor in remote you can use any 5.8GHz receiver/monitor or FPV goggles like this skyzone one I have and optionally combine ti with directional antennas like this to get better range.

This should be very interesting. Here is 1km range test (stuff use to record it is in video desc.)

Xiaomi FIMI A3 1km range DVR test - 5.8G FPV 2-axis Gimbal 1080P Cam GPS RC Drone Quad RTF (9 min 58 sec)

and sunny day HD footage:
Xiaomi FIMI A3 Sunny Day Flight - 5.8G FPV 2-axis Gimbal 1080P Cam GPS RC Drone Quad RTF (2 min 25 sec)
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Posted by old4570 | Jan 31, 2019 @ 05:33 PM | 16,712 Views
Yes , it would seem that the Feds want to tighten restrictions on RC in Australia ..
Apparently RC flyers have had too much freedom for to long !

Seems any ( ANY ) RC flying machine over 250 grams will be getting new restrictions ..
These are not DRONE laws , but cover all RC flying machines over 250 grams ..

So a hobby that has been very civil / and friendly towards society is about to come under federal government control .

We are talking about flying restrictions / registration / etc ..

Welcome to reality RC boys , smell the coffee and rejoice in Super Nanny ... ( Forget Big Brother - Ozz has super nanny )

We do how ever have a Federal Election around the corner !

So this is where you have a chance to decide in the sort of Gooberment you want to have ...

My advice is vote independent ...

Break the backs of the major political parties , punish them for stepping out of line or suffer the consequences ..

It was gun control !
Now it's RC control !
Then whats next ?

People get the government they deserve ! Are you really going to vote Butt Hole ?
Posted by rcgreaves | Jan 31, 2019 @ 02:08 PM | 16,569 Views
Yeah so maybe year ten is the charm. I schmucked this wonderful bird nearly tenyears ago and several attempts to bash it met with disappointment. I decided to return to the original configuration but with some considerable faux pas:

I lengthened the turtledeck area by 4 inches..seemed cool at the time. Not so much today. tail moment too long.

I repaired the after bulkhead with a solid chunk of ply..a twin boomer doesnt need room for controls inside. So I had to route that bulkhead with a roto zip in situ.. what a hassle!!

The Asto 605 geared was plenty on 5s but years back I picked up an outrunner for the quiet hum Ive come to love...only mounting it to rails is ..well complicated. So with the cold and snow this week I dove in and created an nice custom mount with a nose ring for maybe a cowl mount point.

So as a camera platform Vickers Vimy style it would benefit from aft mounted servos. Not helpful here.. forward servo mount restored...check.

So I invested in a redundant RX battery set up.. probably overkill, Castle BEC is my first choice but with the long tail momoment and my current packs being 5s 4000 not 4450 I opted to create a THIRD hatch to stash the RX batteries and fail over electronic under the battery tray. I had installed this glob in the bomb bay, but who wants a receiver in the bomb bay..I have a cool bomb drop made from a wooded cigar box... I'll check c/g during assembly, it the c/g works without the added weight I'll off the seperate receiver in favor of light weight and one less point of failure...