Posted by AdAstraPerAspera | Today @ 03:30 PM | 5 Views
How can I calculate curising speed for my uav ?
Posted by fastmax | Today @ 12:05 PM | 444 Views
Had a set of NOS Sauce motors that needed put to use so figured it was time to slap together another Whoop With this build I decided to go with an NBD Cockroach frame, and Goober canopy bundle.

I also had an older BeeCore F3 flight controller just sitting in my drawers so in it went. While I was ordering the frame and canopy I thought I might as well try out some of NBD's Azi props, and I also grabbed a few Nitro Nectar 250mah HV batts since they were on sale.

Just finished getting it set up in Betaflight, and got the batteries all charged up so now it's time to take it out for a maiden flight. Video, and DVR footage coming soon.
Posted by DeadTom | Today @ 10:34 AM | 574 Views
I will post some pictures of the nearly finished shop. I purchased the steel shop shell back at the end of 2016. Construction didn't start until early 2017 as I had to reorganize the area of the backyard where the shop was to be built. This included moving a shed I had built to hold the power tools and gardening stuff; it's size is 10' x 14', unloaded, turned 90 degrees and set on a new base of blocks. but before that I had to dig up the power I had installed years ago. After all of that my older brother and I used his survey equipment to lay in the shop floor. He also brought over some small equipment to dig the foundation and footings for the shop. The local concrete company came in at great expense and formed, poured and had the concrete done all in one day. They even added more rebar and added fibers to the mix and made it much much better than the plans called for.
After the concrete cured, I layed the base plates done as per plans. Then my older and younger brothers along with my father came over and we had a shop raising party. My father was more of a foreman than laborer, anyways it was great that he was there.
I will start with some pictures of the shop nears it's completion and then as I dig up more photos add them for posterity.
Posted by scousethief | Today @ 08:00 AM | 667 Views
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KDmvTHCitv



WIP...........

Specification:
Brand name: Eachine
Item name: LAL3 3 Inch 3-4S FPV Racing Drone
Take off weight: 175.3g
Frame Kit
Wheelbase: 145mm
Bottom plate: 3mm
Upper plate: 2mm

Motor
Mode: 1408
KV: 3750
Idle current (IO/10V): 0.6A
No.of Cells(Lipo): 3-4S
Peak current: 23A
Max. power: 386.4W
Max. thrust: 600g
Configu-ration:12N14P
Internal Resistance: 0.0495Ω
Stator diameter: 14mm
Stator thickness: 8mm
Height: 29.5mm
Width: φ20mm
Shaft diameter: φ5mm
Motor mount hole size: M2
Install hole distance: 12*12mm
Recommend propeller: 2-3 Inch
Weight: 17g

ESC
25A 3-4S Blheli_32 DSHOT1200 4 IN 1 ESC
Continue current: 25A
Burst current: 30A (10s)
Input voltage: 3-4S
BEC: NO
Current sensor: NO
Main control chip: STM32F051
Firmware: Blheli_32
Support DSHOT 150/300/600/1200/MULTISHOT/PWM/ONESHOT
Weight: 3.8g
Installation hole: 20x20mm/φ2
Dimension: 31*29mm

Flight Controller
LAL3-F411 Flight Controller
Main control chip: stm32f411
IMU: mpu6000 6-axis sensor
BEC: 5v / 1a
Integrated OSD
PPM / DSM / IBUS / UAR sharing: UART1-RX
Installation size: 20 * 20
Weight: 3.0g
Supported firmware: betaflight / cleanflight / inav
Supports programmable LED Sprit
Reserved buzzer interface

Camera
Caddx Turtle V2 1080p 60fps HD Camera
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Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 11:18 PM | 1,076 Views
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/v3KKftrJ6u = FMS Fox Vtail ( love mine ) If you missed out ?
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GGv3THrJND = FMS Fox - the regular one ...
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vDmmT5WJsy = 1 meter Wood P51
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/K3337tcrsc = MAybe a budget Hoot ? ( Thrust controlled wing )
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KDGmTtcWQF = PNP 800mm Dragon Jet

I cant justify another Fox !!! , but what a great little plane . ( Prop blows - replace it )
Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 04:32 PM | 1,515 Views
This is my Second Flight with the E-flite UMX Citation Longitude Twin 30mm EDF BNF Basic.

E-flite UMX Citation Longitude Twin 30mm EDF BNF Basic Second Flight (5 min 0 sec)

Here are my Review Notes for this E-flite UM EDF Citation Jet:

Pros:
- Lots of lights all over it
- 3S Brushless Twin 30mm EDF's
- Chromed out plastic on the EDF inlets
- Plastic bits on the wingtips
- I will use it as a nice warm-up jet, perfect to slide into my car on the days I fly big jets like the E-flite Su-30 EDF Jet.

Cons:
- Dented foam on the main wing
- One of the mains was bent out of the box, but easily fixable
- Some glue leaked onto the silver part of the chromed out plastic on the EDF inlets
Posted by gquiring | Yesterday @ 12:13 PM | 1,823 Views
I finally got around to finishing up this video that I started about 6 months ago. Long story but I don't like FRSky's options for monitoring your onboard voltage using a balance port sensor. I prefer an 'inline' connection that is permanently wired to your ESC. There's nothing to forget or plug in wrong when you go to fly your airplane/sailplane. A few years ago someone made an after market sensor but it was discontinued.

This project will explain how to make that discontinued sensor using an Arduino micro-processor board. You can make these sensors for about $10 each after the upfront cost of buying a programmer and some wires which will run you a one time cost of about $20.

I had to make this video to help simplify the entire process of programming and soldering up that board. When I was reading some threads on RCG I found out there was no good howto. Many of us (including myself) have never used / programmed an Arduino board and probably most have no interest in it.

This video will explain downloading the software, programming the card and how to configure OpenTX to use a voltage sensor.

A big thank you to Mike Blanford for writing that code and making it available for us to use.

All the parts you need are in Youtube description area.

How to make a Smart Port Voltage sensor for your FRSky receivers (29 min 0 sec)

Posted by NobatteryNopower | Yesterday @ 07:35 AM | 2,152 Views
Working on a stand for my Star Wars K-2SO - speeder.

Wrapped the bottom of the speeder in cling film/Saran Wrap to prevent the putty from sticking. Then pressed exhaust repair putty against the bottom to get an impression of the bottom plate of the speeder, preventing it from sliding of when on display.

Next step: modeling a desert scene on the base. Some sand, perhaps a few rusty cogs, pipes, scrap metal etc.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:17 AM | 2,339 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Infos, News et Surprise ! Je passe en revue aujourd'hui quelques accessoires pour le FIMI PALM. Grosse déception pour le micro externe mais à part ça, le reste est pratique et fonctionnel. Je vous donne également quelques infos sur le FIMI X8 SE 2020 (j'ai eu des nouvelles entre temps que je vous mettrai en commentaire), ainsi que quelques améliorations sur mon tableau de coupons et promos. La cerise sur le gâteau, une rencontre imprévue qui va nous faire découvrir une activité professionnelle autour du drone. Bon film à tous, prenez soin de vous et à très vite ...

FIMI PALM et FIMI X8 SE 2020 news / Une rencontre imprévue ! (28 min 31 sec)


Bonne et Mauvaise surprise !

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- FIMI PALM ( coupon bGhOnEy10 ou BGFMNEW ) : https://bit.ly/2WHC4EW
- Mise à jour FIMI PALM : https://www.fimi.com/fimi-palm-gimbal-camera.html
- Accessoires FIMI PALM : https://bit.ly/2WBcJfU
- 84 accessoires caméra : https://bit.ly/2zJ1KcV
- Base FIMI PALM (Ali...) : https://bit.ly/2XI3UBv
- Micro FIMI PALM (Ali...) : https://bit.ly/2XdHCZj
- Ventilateur de cou : https://bit.ly/2ZOfJsA
- Ventilateur de cou (Cdis...) : https://bit.ly/2BjFUgJ
- FIMI X8 SE 2020 ( Pré commande coupon BGX8SE20419 ) : https://bit.ly/2Smv66P

- TABLEAU DES PROMOS ET COUPONS BANGGOOD 2020 (remis à jour régulièrement, pour aider la chaîne, gardez ce lien en favori ou...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:16 AM | 2,347 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Un Coach sportif à pas cher ! lol ... Comme certainement pas mal de monde, le confinement ne m'a pas aidé à garder la ligne, donc j'ai décider de me prendre en main et de surveiller un minimum ma santé. Élégante et efficace, cette smartwatch BlitzWolf BW-HL2 m'a fait craquer ! Simple à utiliser, en plus de vous donner les informations de bases de toutes montres dignes de ce nom, elle vous permettra de vous rappeler les bons gestes du quotidien. Vous hydrater, bouger un minimum, surveiller votre tension et rythme cardiaque ou encore surveiller votre sommeil, bref, les gestes simples de la vie au quotidien que l'on oublie parfois. Et si vous n'avez pas besoin de tous ces rappels, ce que je vous souhaite bien sur, cette montre sera juste élégante et adaptable à votre style du jour grâce à ses différents affichages et vous rendra quelques services en affichant vos messages, sms, mails, appels ou réseaux sociaux sans avoir à sortir votre smartphone. En bref, une excellente autonomie et pas mal de fonctions pour un prix intéressant, cette BW-HL2 se place plutôt bien dans le marché des smartwatch. Bon Film à Tous et Merci de votre soutien .

Smartwatch BlitzWolf BW-HL2 - Review Test Démo - A fond la forme à pas cher ! lol (17 min 16 sec)


NOTATAZ : 17/20 Très bon rapport qualité prix !

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- BlitzWolf® BW-HL2 ( vente FLASH ): ...Continue Reading
Posted by Amanda BH | Yesterday @ 04:15 AM | 2,377 Views
Brotherhobby Hypberbola 5" BNF racing drone, paired with efficient Brotherhobby VY2004 3150kv, sub-250g, the weight is amazing
Posted by alex111 | May 29, 2020 @ 11:57 PM | 2,643 Views
One of my tug boats
Posted by alex111 | May 29, 2020 @ 11:55 PM | 2,652 Views
My blue Amsterdam tug boat
Posted by old4570 | May 29, 2020 @ 08:27 PM | 3,003 Views
OMPHobby Trashmitter (1 min 41 sec)


A) Just a video to show the dead band .
B) This is the Tx from the T720 > Has less dead band than the Tx bundled with the S720
C) Not sure how the Rx is dealing with so much dead band > Might explain all that hunting up and down !
D) S720 really wants to be BNF
E) Yes you can fly the S720 on the trashmitter , but it's nothing special . For me just a very disappointing experience .
F) The trashmitter works with the T720 , probably because the T720 is a more stable / forgiving platform . ( With full stability )

I would love to fly one of those S720 that some folks have crowed the virtues over ! With a hobby grade Tx I will believe it , but on the bundled trashmitter ? I would like to fly that !!!!
Posted by lawrence4 | May 29, 2020 @ 08:27 PM | 3,022 Views
Beta85X Setup Bidirectional DSHOT and RPM Filter (More Flight Time on Tiny whoops) (2 min 6 sec)


More flight time.
Cooler motor.

Step:
1.Update your BLHeli_32 ESC to version 32.7 or newer in order to use bidirectional DShot.
2.Update your FC to Betaflight 4.1 or newer
3.setup RPM filter.(suggest settings in the photo below)

Reference:
1.same as BLHeli_S ESC:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...y-whoops%21%29
2.HOW TO CONNECT/FLASH BLHELI_32 ESC VIA FC PASSTHROUGH:
https://oscarliang.com/blheli-32-esc-fc-passthrough
3.Download the latest BLHeliSuite configurator for BLHeli_32 here:
https://github.com/bitdump/BLHeli
4.ImpulseRC driver fixer download:
https://impulserc.com/pages/downloads
5.FIX FLIGHT CONTROLLER DRIVER ISSUES – CAN’T CONNECT OR FLASH FIRMWARE:
https://oscarliang.com/fc-driver-issues-flash-firmware/
Posted by newelectro | May 29, 2020 @ 05:24 PM | 3,185 Views
Roc hobby vtail to replace my phoenix
Posted by rclad | May 29, 2020 @ 03:50 PM | 3,344 Views
I've been wanting to try Pattern for a long time, so I finally bought a used 2m Black Magic to get started. It was originally set up with a glow engine and tuned pipe. The original owner took that out and sold the plane with a Plettenberg Xtra 30-10 Evo brushless motor.

While I put that together I've been practicing the Advanced pattern sequence. I finally have the sequence memorized and flew it correctly without a caller yesterday. My 104" Extra has a similar thrust to weight ratio and wing cube loading as the Black Magic, so it's a decent substitute, for now. At least to get the sequence down.
Posted by BSteeve | May 29, 2020 @ 11:38 AM | 3,770 Views
Got the engine mounted and the cowling cut. Happy with spacing. Ignition and throttle servo next.





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