Posted by scousethief | Today @ 09:54 AM | 40 Views

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1080P HD One-Axis Gimbal Camera

The Aerial photography is taken by 1080P HD Camera. Broaden Sight by the Wide Angle Feature. The angle of the One-Axis Gimbal Camera lens is adjusted between 0 and 90 degrees as to take footages from new and different perspectives.

Altitude Hold Mode

Precise locking height and stable hover effectively prevent jitter when you take photo or video, which will make higher quality.

Headless Mode

Headless mode is suitable for multi-angle aerial photography and high altitude flight.

One Key Return

It’s easy to use one press automatically take off or land; the drone will either take off or go back to the position where it took off.

6-Axis Gyro

6-axis gyro can have more stable flying and be easy to control.

Arrived today pictures to follow

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Posted by Pappyjkns | Today @ 09:32 AM | 51 Views
February 18/19:

I cant believe its been over two years since I last posted on my blog! Where does the time go? I believe in my last post I was thinking about renovating my house. It was the little project that grew from a simple bathroom upgrade to eventually encompass the whole house, basement included! The project took a little over a year and it was all consuming!

The only thing that kept me sane was being able to get out to the field and fly my sailplanes! I kept a log and was pleased to be able to get out to the field on 18 separate occasions during the relatively short 2018 flying season! That was pretty amazing to me considering our season didnt really start until June 1st and was pretty well over by October 3rd! The Fall weather was wrought with high winds and rain. I really missed the weekly get-togethers at the field. One of our members mentioned that another R/C club nearby was flying indoors during the off season. Maybe I should check it out?

Long story short..I did check it out and after only one exposure, I was hooked! There were about 15 pilots flying all manner of micro flying machines inside the former ice arena. The floor of the arena is now covered with astro turf so its an ideal surface to fly from. I spoke to a number of pilots to get their recommendations as to what would be a good candidate for a newbie indoor flyer. Almost to a man, they indicated that the Horizon Hobbies Sport Cub S was the plane to buy. I managed to try my...Continue Reading
Posted by Hilson87 | Today @ 07:49 AM | 100 Views
I have been eyeing this plane for months now and have been drooling over its (unique) design characteristics. Robin Trumpp is a world renowned F3A precision aerobatics pilot and champion who is the designer of this incredible aircraft. After making the decision to order it from Germany, I had an anxious 2 week wait and was crossing my fingers that would arrive in 1 piece.

Finally it arrived and the box looked to be in near perfect shape. After my initial inspection I am happy to say the quality of the wood, covering and fit and finish of the tabs and joints are extremely well done and absolutely make it worth the market asking price. Robin obviously wanted this to be a quality kit that was built in a high quality factory.

The kit calls for the following setup:
Motor-Hacker A50-14S V4
ESC-X70-opto-Pro 3D+ Jeti Model S-BEC
Prop-Xoar 16x10
Battery-6s 3800-5000mah
Servos- Hacker Ditex standard servos

It calls for (4) standard size servos of your choice, preferably digital precision servos of course.

My setup:
Motor-Scorpion 4535 Mauro 7+8x1.25 530KV Custom reworked Heli Motor
ESC-Hobbywing 100amp V3 Platinum
Prop-Carbon Fiber Falcon 16x12
Battery- CNHL 6s 3000 70C continuous 140 Burst (Deans Ultra Plugs)
Servos- (2) MKS 747 mini (2) HV69 Micro

The instructions for this model are available off of the hacker model website in PDF format. They are written very extremely well and cover all steps thoroughly. The build went together very smoothly with no...Continue Reading
Posted by cvlex | Today @ 07:34 AM | 392 Views
This morning I maidened my Night Radian FT 2.0m.

Although the manual recommended CG is 2.5", it seems to be too far forward, I set the CG 80mm, 3.15". For getting this CG, I put a Hyperion G5SV 3S1300mAh 50C pack (104g) and extra 30g lead in nose. AUW comes 974.5g.

the first flight:
flying time 47:25, power-on time total 3:57
Fair, moderate north wind 4 to 6m/s. Many strong thermals. I had to spiral dive with full-up elevator several times.

the second flight:
flying time 30:45, power-on time total 3:01
Fair, light north-east wind 3 to 4m/s. Many thermals.

the third flight:
flying time 37:10, power-on time total 3:02
Fair, light wind 2 to 3m/s. Many thermals. The wind direction changed from north to south.

Since my Night Radian is so docile, so stable, and so easy to catch thermal, I really enjoyed relaxed long flights.

For the full-power climbing, it is better to disable AS3X, IMHO.

Posted by akashj | Today @ 03:00 AM | 189 Views
Errors while flashing kk2.15 board with 64 bit and connecting kk2.1.5 board to usbasp with jump wires
1) cannot set sck period please check for usbasp firmware update
2) program enable target doesn't answer 1
3) intiallization failed rc = -1
Help to fix this problem..
Posted by VicT | Today @ 01:06 AM | 240 Views
I purchased a used Heron and installed an AR 636 programmed for the EFlite Spitfire. Ive flown both and so I purchased an open stock AR636 but had Horizon put the program in for me. I installed the RX so the long coaxial antenna would go forward and all the wires would be tucked away aft. I had to install inline reversers on rudder, elevator, and aileron to get proper Self Level servo movement. Later I can program the receiver to reverse those RX channels and remove the inline reversers. The RX is very close to the CG and a 2200 3S Admiral Lipo can fit under the RX if an aft CG is desired. I flew the maiden with the pack forward so the restrainer strap would keep the pack from sliding.

The maiden was at sunset and was only 3 minutes long but it was enough to put down elevator trim in to fly hands
off. Then I turned on Self Level to verify proper correction. Flaps were lowered and confirmed that down elevator trim will be needed to pitch down with Self Level On. She will fly very similar to my Multiplex Cularis with its AR 636 SAFE Select Receiver....Continue Reading
Posted by dsquad | Yesterday @ 11:25 PM | 273 Views
Eachine TX1200 VTX is a 30x30 stack mountable VTX with all the features current good VXTs are shipped with. Performance is very good, comparable with my TBS Unify Pro HV, the advantage for me is the possibility to mount in the stack with 4 screws. Performs very similar to my Eachine TX805 VTX.

Here is a quick video with some flight test..
Eachine TX1200 VTX Review (6 min 20 sec)

Posted by bnrusso | Yesterday @ 09:47 PM | 320 Views
I changed Boot0 from horizontal to vertical and got further than before.


Looking for Maple device ...
No Maple devices found.

Probing serial port COM7 for STM32 in BOOT0 mode ...
stm32flash 0.4

Interface serial_w32: 115200 8E1
Version : 0x22
Option 1 : 0x00
Option 2 : 0x00
Device ID : 0x0410 (Medium-density)
- RAM : 20KiB (512b reserved by bootloader)
- Flash : 128KiB (sector size: 4x1024)
- Option RAM : 16b
- System RAM : 2KiB

Found module on COM7

Flashing module via FTDI adapter on COM7

Erasing ...
stm32flash.exe -o -S 0x8000000:129024 -b 115200 COM7
stm32flash 0.4

Interface serial_w32: 115200 8E1
Version : 0x22
Option 1 : 0x00
Option 2 : 0x00
Device ID : 0x0410 (Medium-density)
- RAM : 20KiB (512b reserved by bootloader)
- Flash : 128KiB (sector size: 4x1024)
- Option RAM : 16b
- System RAM : 2KiB
Erasing flash

Writing bootloader ...
stm32flash.exe -v -e 0 -g 0x8000000 -b 115200 -w C:\Users\HPA855\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\m ulti4in1\hardware\STM32F1\1.1.0\bootloaders\Multi4 in1\StmMulti4in1.bin COM7
stm32flash 0.4

Using Parser : Raw BINARY
Interface serial_w32: 115200 8E1
Version : 0x22
Option 1 : 0x00
Option 2 : 0x00
Device ID : 0x0410 (Medium-density)
- RAM : 20KiB (512b reserved by bootloader)
- Flash : 128KiB (sector size: 4x1024)
- Option RAM : 16b
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Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 07:40 PM | 359 Views
I had a great day with the Ryan for the maiden flight. I'm impressed with every aspect of the plane. Build quality is excellent. Aesthetics are hard to beat and flight characteristics--for the short time I flew it on the maiden--were excellent.

Check out the video to see this awesome little plane in flight:
Tower Hobbies Ryan STA Maiden (6 min 55 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 07:14 PM | 395 Views
3mm Depron wing ...

Time to start a 1 meter DIY DLG for HLG ....

This will be = Ripit 3 ( A loose dimensional copy of the Raven 990 )
Control inputs will be R/E ( Rudder / Elevator )

I can't fold depron to save my life ! After 3 attempts the results were seriously terrible ..
So I decided to use slightly more traditional methods ...

1) I cut out the wing panels from 3mm Depron
2) Glued a balsa leading edge to the base panel /s
3) Spar is the same size balsa as on the LE
4) Then I glued in the top depron panel to the LE first
5) Then I glued the spar and the panels together on the floor with a lot of books holding things in place and flat / straight ..
6) Once the wing was dry I then glued the tips
7) With the wing glued I then did the sanding
8) Once sanded the wing was laminated with 10Thou laminating film

I still need to glass the centre of the wing ...
Not sure yet how I will do the wing mount , as I have not decided on the boom just yet ..
I have two carbon rods , one is 12 grams and the other is 20 grams ..
The wing as pictured is a hair under 52 grams ( Why do I think its heavy ? )

Anyhow , with this build I was starting with the wing !

( Ripit 3 )
Posted by brycej | Yesterday @ 06:44 PM | 470 Views
Hi all,
I'm looking for people with a deviation transmitter and a FC with cc2500 spi (such as crazybeef3/f4 and matek411-one) to beta test a new protocol I've been working on.

This new protocol is roughly 5x lower latency then crossfire and 7-10x lower than taranis with frsky_X.

I've been flying this protocol that I wrote since about Oct. The purpose was to see how low of latency and fast of data rate I could push it. No telemetry for now. It is based roughly on frsky_x (to help with code reuse).

Support is currently with deviationTx transmitters and FC with spi cc2500 chips (Crazybee, Matek411RX, couple others). Looking at a multimodule version as well, but figured I would start here.

Flying really stable at 1.5ms loop time (666Hz). RC looptime and packetsize is adjustable (on deviation menus) for testing for now. Pushed it higher up to 1ms/1kHz rate, but ran into deviation cpu limits (and maybe BF not getting to the spi RX code fast enough always)

Latency results are awesome. 1-5ms from transmitter gimbal to betaflight dshot motor output. Compared to 7-20ms with crossfire on taranis and 18-37ms with frsky_x to X4r on a taranis. Hopping back to my taranis and you can really feel the difference.

4 11-bit channels and 12 1-bit aux channels. Total RC packet squashed down to 12-14 bytes. Although that could be bumped up if needed for anything.

I'll fully write up the protocol when it is pulled in any everything set in stone.

Range is still pretty good even though the...Continue Reading
Posted by borntoolate | Yesterday @ 04:50 PM | 2,679 Views
After an unfortunate crash of my Silver B-26, there were some repairs needed. I thought this was a good time to modify the bomb bay that I had originally installed. Now, this B-26 has already been modified to remove and replace the stock motors, ESC's and retracts. All of these mods are identical to the mods made to my green B-26 "Valkyrie", so there is no need to rehash them here.

This mod was to re-make the bomb bay to make it better and to increase the capacity of the bomb bay. To make room for the bombs and bomb release system, I moved the rudder and elevator servos about 10 inches aft. Using the damaged fuselage as a model, I was able to make some precision cuts to create the new servo bay. To access these two servos, I created a hatch with rare earth magnets to secure it in place.

With the servos removed, I was able to basically gut the interior of the fuselage to make additional usable space. It was my intention to utilize the very good "Adam Bombs" for this plane. Yes, the bombs are out of scale, but dropping these bombs filled with powder on ground targets is so much more impressive. I could have fit 4 or 5 of "the Adam Bombs" in the bay but by doing this, there was no room for a bomb drop device. So, I opted to make a bomb release device which only allowed the use of 2 of the bombs. I recommend the "Adam Bombs" to anyone that has the urge to drop bombs with their aircraft. This project is still in-process, but I will...Continue Reading
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 04:29 PM | 452 Views
Hi fellow rc enthusiasts
LBLA Crenova 4WD RC Buggy review. This LBLA Crenova 1/14 scale 4WD RC vehicle review includes unboxing, inspection, terrain & time tests. This is a nice style and stable with good traction on most terrain. It has good finishes but some reliability concerns experienced during testing.

You can get this in EU here:

LBLA Crenova 4WD RC Buggy review (11 min 42 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 10:19 AM | 594 Views
DustOff #2 - Converted EPP 48cm Chuck Glider!

Here is a link to the Video:

This is one of those projects where you just say to yourself, "I'm really glad I completed this project ;-)"
Now for some more Micro Glider Fun and to Blow the Dust Off!

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:

Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo

HobbyKing HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna

See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups | Facebook
Posted by lepiere | Yesterday @ 04:09 AM | 793 Views
TIANQU VISUO XS816 Review – An RTF Twin Camera Drone (10 min 23 sec)

Tianqu Visuo XS816 is an RTF twin camera drone: main one, 2mp for taking photo and pictures and a 0.3mp camera located on the drone belly, for aerial pictures and optical flow positioning system.
Tianqu Visuo XS816 has also an incredible flight time of around 20 minutes, thanks to his 1800mah battery.

Actually is in FlashSale here:
Please ask me for discount coupon in case the product is no more in flashsale


Type: Quadcopter
Features: Camera,WiFi APP Control,WiFi FPV
Functions: 3D stunt,Aerial Photography,Camera,Forward/backward,FPV,G-sensor Mode,Gesture Mode,Headless Mode,One Key Automatic Return,Optical Flow Positioning,Slow down,Speed up,Turn left/right,Up/down,Waypoints,WiFi Connection
Size: Large
Kit Types: RTF
Level: Beginner Level
Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control,WiFi Remote Control
Channel: 4-Channels
Radio Mode: Mode 2 (Left-hand Throttle),WiFi APP
Detailed Control Distance: About 50m
Compatible with Additional Gimbal: No
Transmitter Power: 4 x 1.5V AA battery(not included)
Battery: 3.85V 1800mAh li-ion
Flying Time: About 20mins
Charging Time.: about 1h
Product weight: 0.1600 kg
Package weight: 0.7100 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 44.00 x 44.00 x 6.50 cm / 17.32 x 17.32 x 2.56 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 43.50 x 29.00 x 8.00 cm / 17.13 x 11.42 x 3.15 inches
Package Contents: 1 x RC Drone ( Battery Included ), 1 x Remote Control, 4 x Propeller Guard, 4 x Spare Propeller, 1 x Screwdriver, 1 x Data Cable, 1 x English Manual
Posted by Heppy Ket | Yesterday @ 01:30 AM | 756 Views
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