Posted by SmokeNGun | Oct 10, 2019 @ 02:28 PM | 969 Views
I purchase this v2 HSD Super Viper for $40. It's a 8s all stock except the previous owner added E-Brakes. Everything works but haven't tested the brakes.

The fuselage needs a lot of work and that's going to take up most of my time getting it ready for paint.
The main wings and tail section are in much better condition. I feel that the foam on the aileron and flaps are to thin. So was thinking of adding thin layers of balsa to stiffen them up. Or perhaps fiberglassing them and perhaps the fuselage as well. I've never fiberglas a model before so not sure if I should go that route.

I may not be working on it every day. But hope to have it finish by summer of 2020 if all goes well.

All servo's work but think I will replace them as they seem to be the original, and no telling when they may go bad.

Replacing the noser gear with V3/ V4 nose gear.
Replacing nose gear compartment plastic mounting
Replacing E-Brakes

Upgrading power system to 12s. I have a 12s stock setup or may go with a JetFan 110 still thinking about it.

Will add air ducting to the side of the fuselage and close of the bottom section.

Am open to all suggestions and positive comments:
A look at the Fuselage:...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Oct 10, 2019 @ 10:35 AM | 1,688 Views
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mDmKBFDSq7



Wltoys 12402 A 4WD 112 2 4G RC Car Dessert Baja Vehicle Models High Speed 45kmh (1 min 40 sec)


You do have to love the Google Translate description

Features:
1. Four-wheel independent suspension system; high-performance suspension; adjustable trolley design for the whole vehicle;

2. The 550 high-power drive motor is more powerful, and the speed can reach 45KM/H, which is faster than the same type of car;

3. High-performance natural rubber tires ensure that the remote control car has better grip performance on the road surface;

4. The sealed gear box and the electronic board with waterproof and dustproof function can drive as usual even in dusty or watery roads;

5. Full-vehicle high-speed ball bearing and steel drive shaft greatly enhance the service life of the remote control car.

6. The remote control is beautiful in appearance and generous; the remote control has forward acceleration, braking, reverse deceleration, and steering and throttle size adjustment functions;

7. Anti-explosive PVC color printing car shell, beautiful and resistant to collision.

Package included:
1*RC Car
1*Controller
1*Rechargeable battery(built-in)
1*Charger


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 10, 2019 @ 09:51 AM | 1,849 Views


DustOff Flight #13 - RC Converted Chuck Glider - Unintended Durability Testing ;-)

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Glider #MODs

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz0H_lCDgHI

Well, I lost it in the Sun again!
I get so focused on the maneuver I'm performing I forget where that Big Ball of Fire is in the Sky!

Here is a link to the Control Surface Delfections I use:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyK7vQoA5Do

Here is a link to the Project Conclusion video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OilrzPsnKuk

Here is a link to the Updated Plans & Templates video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSQsFa0sKs

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T

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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
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DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
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2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

2.4G 4CH Micro Low...Continue Reading
Posted by starship1024 | Oct 10, 2019 @ 06:31 AM | 1,871 Views
Maskedlight is a fraud paid for airplane never shipped
Posted by SSM | Oct 10, 2019 @ 05:36 AM | 1,825 Views
Fun Flight this morning ....
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Blowhole (2 min 20 sec)

Posted by benzo99 | Oct 10, 2019 @ 05:31 AM | 2,471 Views
Introduction
The purpose of this guide is to explain how to update the firmware on the internal Multiprotocol Module in the Jumper T16.


Jumper T16 Internal Multiprotocol Module

At the time of writing the only way to update the firmware on this module is by using an external USB-to-serial adapter with a custom wiring harness.

In the near future, when the T16 is supported by OpenTX (expected in the 2.3.2 release), it will be possible to update the module's firmware from a file copied to the SD card of the radio, but that is not the case yet.

Note: When OpenTX 2.3.2 is available, updating the module's firmware from the radio will require the module to have the bootloader installed. At this time Jumper is not shipping modules with the bootloader installed, so in order to be updated from the radio in the future, the process described here must be followed at least once (because it installs the bootloader).

This guide assumes you already have the internal module installed in your radio and the radio is running a version of OpenTX/JumperTX which supports the internal module. You should read the whole guide to ensure you understand the entire process before starting.

Tools Required
  1. A USB-to-serial adapter, such as a CH340G, CP2102, FT232RL, or similar
    • The USB-to-serial adapter must operate at 3.3V, either by positioning a jumper or switch (common on CH340G and FT232RL devices), or natively (typical for CP2102 devices).
    • Ensure you have the necessary driver
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Posted by phyngineer | Oct 10, 2019 @ 03:48 AM | 1,890 Views
High-rise buildings are on fire, how to quickly fire and rescue? This worldwide problem is solved by the application of drones.
A few days ago, the video released on the Peoples Dailys overseas social platform showed that Chinese-made drones are using high-efficiency fire-fighting equipment to quickly extinguish high-rise buildings.
It can be seen from the video that the front end nozzle of the fire-fighting drone can be up to 4 meters long, which can not only solve the fire of the high-rise balcony, but also solve the indoor fire, basically achieving no dead-end fire.
Since 2005, China has stipulated that more than 10 floors of residential buildings, more than 24 meters of other civil buildings are high-rise buildings, and buildings over 100 meters are super high-rise buildings.
According to the incomplete statistics of the journal "Intelligent Buildings and Smart Cities", there are about 350,000 high-rise buildings in China, and there are more than 6,000 super high-rise buildings with a height of more than 100 meters.
According to the Beijing Evening News, in the past 10 years, there have been more than 30,000 high-rise building fires in China, with more than 500 deaths and direct property losses of more than 1.5 billion yuan.

High-rise buildings are often located in the prosperous areas of the city, with dense personnel, heavy traffic, narrow roads, and problems such as easy three-dimensional spread and difficulties in evacuating and escaping.
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Posted by Catherine Chen | Oct 10, 2019 @ 01:37 AM | 1,886 Views
Hello Everyone,

This is our QS9 Antispark connector share with you.

If you are interested in,Please feel free to contact me. Thank you!

Best Regards,
Catherine
Posted by bnrusso | Oct 09, 2019 @ 11:37 PM | 1,935 Views
This will update my Jumper T12 to the now REAL Opentx 2.3.x
Since Companion2.3 says that one has to have a previous version of opentx at least 2.2 to properly update to the next, this first update is done without using Companion for the write firmware.

?Does one have to first update to 2.3.0 before going to 2.3.1?


Instructions:
Thanks to Oldgazer for the first help.*1.

This will start a unmodified Jumper T-12, mine has Jumper-tx 2.2.3, to update to 2.3.1
ASSUMPTION: battery installed that will not drop below 5V as that's the limit for best TX output.

go to Open-TX.org
under NEWS select the newest (2.3.1 at this time)
go to SDcard contents and select opentxT-12
download the LATEST zip and extract all to a selected location (mine went to the SDCARD),
or copy the complete contents (about 140MB) to the root of the SDcard.
I then used companion 2.3 to download the latest firmware after I selected the options I wanted directly into the sdcard FIRMWARE folder.
With the loaded SDcard inserted start the radio in bootloader mode.
Hold the lower stick trim switches IN towards each other and then short press and release the power button.
If you do this right you will go a screen labeled " OTX Bootloader - 2.x.x" with "Write Firmware" highlighted. Press Enter.
This will take you to the Firmware folder and list all firmware files in the folder.
Select the file you want to flash and press Enter and the hold down the Enter button to flash the firmware....Continue Reading
Posted by RADIOLINKRC | Oct 09, 2019 @ 10:55 PM | 1,935 Views
With the three new receivers R8F, R7FG and R4FGM launched, here is the updated info of all RadioLink receivers available.

If you can't find your receiver model in the table, we are sorry to tell you that it has been stopped production. But you can click http://radiolink.com.cn/doce/receive...Qto_EcFIyExVyA
to know more features such as the compatible #radio , output signal. etc
Thank you for your support all the time
Posted by carlosjml4 | Oct 09, 2019 @ 08:43 PM | 1,744 Views
Exploring more places (San Cristobal-Antioquia), enjoying a good flight trying Kiss RC40i.
My encounter with this beautiful bird, at the end of the video you can see, fortunately only that was an encounter, without any consequence.

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Explorando mas lugares (San Cristobal-Antioquia), disfrutando de un buen vuelo probando Kiss RC40i.
Mi encuentro con esta hermosa ave, al final del video se puede apreciar, afortunadamente solo fue eso un encuentro, sin ninguna consecuencia.

WATCH THE VIDEO


Posted by Miami Mike | Oct 09, 2019 @ 08:06 PM | 1,732 Views
My Taranis X9D+ Control Assignments for Sailplanes


  • LS is replaced with a push-button that activates the Kapow function.
    • When the button is pushed the ailerons go up to their extreme limits, followed by the flaps after a 0.1 second delay to prevent flap-aileron collisions due to the wing's polyhedral break.
    • When the button is released the flaps return to their neutral positions regardless of the flap stick position, in order to prevent them from digging into the ground.
    • If the flap stick was down when the button was pushed, normal flap stick function is restored when the stick is returned to its up position.
    • Down elevator can also be part of the Kapow function and can be varied between the extremes of no down elevator (plane simply drops) to full down elevator (plane dives into the ground). TrmT (the throttle trim switch) is used to adjust the elevator position for Kapow while the Kapow button is held in.

  • SE has different functions for winch-launched gliders and electric-powered gliders.
    • When winch-launching a pure gilder,
      • SE↓ selects FM4-Launch mode. When in Launch mode, TrmT adjusts the amount of camber in that flight mode only, and TrmE (the elevator trim switch) adjusts the elevator position in that flight mode only. The flight mode is announced when it is selected.
      • SE↑ selects FM5-Zoom mode. When in Zoom mode, TrmT adjusts the amount of reflex in that flight mode only, and TrmE adjusts the elevator position in that flight mode only. The flight mode
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Posted by old4570 | Oct 09, 2019 @ 07:54 PM | 1,565 Views


https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mDvG0rflUR

A true micro Mustang ..
I thought the SU27 was interesting ..
Now Banggood has a midget ( micro ) Mustang ...

Small mustangs have been done before , and they actually seemed to fly ok .
So how will this one go ?
Posted by Kearn | Oct 09, 2019 @ 04:28 PM | 1,576 Views
I can't believe no can help will a simple post. Some feed back is welcome.
Posted by mr.kmit | Oct 09, 2019 @ 04:02 PM | 1,464 Views
Hello!
There was good weather for a long-range flight ....
Today I set a new record for the range with the Tarot 650 and reached 4.2 kilometers.

Tarot ironman 650 frame drone project
Oh, and he got up a pretty penny for me ... (((

Accessories:
Frame: Tarot iron man 650: https://goo-gl.su/Yr442
Tarot 4008 Martin RC Motor: https://goo-gl.su/Vhdsrwo8
Speed ​​control: https://goo-gl.su/T6zoM
GPS Radiolink TS100: https://goo-gl.su/eqPxLOU
Gimbal Tarot T4-3D: https://goo-gl.su/tAmvGq2
Propeller 1655: https://goo-gl.su/SzXSdsK
HolyBro Pixhawk 4 Flight Controller: https://goo-gl.su/m9TYWu

4км1 (8 min 23 sec)

Posted by AlkaM | Oct 09, 2019 @ 03:43 PM | 1,467 Views
If you want to have a f4 board that has no features.. look no further!

It's not a bad project to hand solder.. I just used a lighter from the bottom for the gyro ( probably not the best method and the bottom of the pcb gets a little black, but it works) . One of these days I am going to get myself a hot air station.

I made this to try out bi-dir dshot, very basic, just an stm32f405 mcu and a handful of linear regulators, the gyro is nice and stable. It uses the mpu-6000 ( which is discontinued so you will have to find on ebay, but they are out there). Not sure what invensense has out to replace it ?

In the files below you will find a pdf schematic, and a zip file with diptrace files and gerbers. If you want to get a board made the gerbers are in the normal format board places take. You can get 10 of the boards made for 5 dollars since its two layers. I used the Furyf4 pinout for firmware.

Good luck and happy flying!
Posted by GLSJr | Oct 09, 2019 @ 02:04 PM | 1,452 Views
Well, I went ahead and selected various connectors (Deans, XT60's, etc.) for different applications. Following soldering best practices, I plugged them together male to female. Well, they must have fallen in love, because they could not be unplugged to save my ***! Is there some trick to disconnecting them without ripping your fingernails off? I understand that you don't want them coming apart in the air, but I hate the thought of tearing the connectors all up with pliers and Vice Grips, or prying them apart with a pocket knife (which is a dead short circuit). One thought I have is trying to spray some silicone where they connect. However, it would be difficult to avoid getting it on the terminals. How do you guys handle this problem?