Posted by DutchRC | Dec 02, 2020 @ 12:20 PM | 4,443 Views
Halloa people

have we arrived at the end of the line for analogue FPV camera's? I think there will still be improvements in these camera's because they are also used in the automotive industry (back-up camera's for instance)..

One of the most popular analogue FPV camera's is definitely the Foxeer Predator line.. So.. new version? Wurth a look I think

Link to the micro version: Foxeer Predator v5 micro

So.. let's see what these camera's are like

Foxeer Predator 5 - Evelution of a great FPV Racing camera - REVIEW (15 min 30 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Dec 02, 2020 @ 08:28 AM | 4,566 Views
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mDKYPAcLbv D135PRO
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DvKhHArj01 D120PRO

SINGLE BEST TOOTHPICK DRONE OF 2020 IS ONLY $129 (18 min 8 sec)


D135PRO Specification:
Brand: SKYZONE/ATOMRC
Item Name: D135 PRO

Wheelbase: 135mm
FC: ATOMRC Exceed F405 MINI
ESC: ATOMRC Exceed BLHeli_S 20A 4IN1 MINI ESC
Motor: ATOMRC Photon 1105 3500KV Brushless Motor
VTX: ATOMRC Exceed 300mW MINI VTX
Camera: Foxeer Razer NANO 1.8mm 4:3 Camera

Propeller: Gemfan 3016-3Blade
Package Weight: 201g
Carton Size: 20*22*6cm

Flight Controller Details:
MCU: 168MHZSTM32F405
IMU: MPU6000 Accelerametergyro (SPI)
OSD: Betaflight OSD
UART: 5
PWM/Oshot Output: 6
BEC: 3.3A / 5V
Bulit in inverter for SBUS (RX2)
Smartaudia & Tramp VTX Protocal Supported.
WS2812 Led Strip: YES
Beeper: YES
RSSI: YES
USB Connector: Type-C
TARGET: ATOMRCF405

Recommended Battery (No Included)
Compatibal with 450mAh 3S, 650mAh 4S

Features:
Freestyle and Racing no limitation.
Support continuously upgrade,easy to fix.
VTX with OSO control 4pin detachable connector.
Easy to replace Antenna with Self lock UFL connector.
Easy to connect ESC. Receiver.
Multiple Power for choose.

Package Included:
1 x SKYZONE ATOMRC Dodo D135 PRO FPV Racing Drone
1 x Screw Pack
2 x Canopy (One Red & One Black)
1 x Propeller Pack
1 x Battery Stra


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D120PRO...Continue Reading
Posted by rclad | Dec 02, 2020 @ 01:45 AM | 4,831 Views
I got started in RC by flying gliders on the slopes along the Southern California coast. A Mark's Models Wanderer was a great trainer and provided hours of fun. I soon advanced to more aerobatic gliders like the Ridge Rat and Divine Wind.

When I turned inland to hunt thermals with an MFA 2m High Sierra I was quickly disappointed. It was a lot of work setting up a bungee high start for a very short glide back. Thermals seemed out of reach every time, even after studying what to look for in the sky and on the ground. I put the High Sierra away and took it out only once, years later, for a single demo flight on a very windy day.

After nearly thirty years sitting in my basement I took it out for another spin recently. (See pics). The High Sierra was the only sailplane I had in my hangar. I was motivated to try it again when a new guy had moved into town and joined the club. Mark has over thirty years of experience in soaring and can ride a thermal out of sight with anything from a large open 4m ship down to a small 1.5m DLG.

He lent me his copy of Dave Thornburg's Soaring Book and shared many great tips for finding and riding thermals. After all of that I wish I could say I had success with the High Sierra. It just wasn't happening. That glider is a lead sled and just wants to get home as fast as possible.

When Mark offered to sell one of his 2m Art Hobby gliders I jumped at the opportunity. The Serena 2m (see pic below) is much lighter, has a motor up front to reach the...Continue Reading
Posted by GEMFAN ts | Dec 02, 2020 @ 01:34 AM | 4,681 Views
What's your favorite 2.5 inch props?

Gemfan new D63 5 blades has higher efficiency, lower noise, and perfect performance on low kv quad.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Dec 02, 2020 @ 01:33 AM | 4,584 Views
The sensors being analog, it had to be cleaned. The mane challenge will be managing the heat from the H bridges. They'll get heat sinks, but there's no temperature sensor. The datasheet says they shut down at 160C, but that's hot enough to boil PLA. At the rate of progress, there won't be a truck by XMas. Designing & printing the container alone will take 1 week.
Posted by RC Crysnet | Dec 02, 2020 @ 01:06 AM | 3,571 Views
Buddies,
Please check up your T32MZ is related to this log or not
https://www.rc.futaba.co.jp/recall/2...lvezF8ujk1wlUw
Posted by Vortrog | Dec 01, 2020 @ 08:01 PM | 4,346 Views
After an unfortunate Aileron control failure, my A1 Skyraider landed in the rough outfield and snapped its wing near the root.

On assessment of the damage, I have decided to repair it rather than build a new wing as it will be quicker and reasonably cost effective.

This Blog Thread will document the repair.

Complete-A-Pac A1H Skyraider - Broken Wing 1 (0 min 12 sec)


Complete-A-Pac A1H Skyraider - Broken Wing 2 (0 min 15 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Dec 01, 2020 @ 05:46 PM | 4,715 Views
C-182 Sky Trainer

I am a fan of Dynam planes, and a few weeks ago I was looking at the planes available at Bitgo Hobby when I came across the Dynam Sky Trainer C182. Cessnas have always been one of my favorite small civilian planes, a fiend and I took a memorable trip in a C152 many years ago, and I have a photo somewhere with him and that plane parked in my yard many years ago. I have a few warbirds and other planes I try to fly, but the only plane I have that I have successfully taken off and landed on wheels is the Aeroscout. It is also the only plane I have not crashed and broken and my largest at 1100 mm. I do have some successful flights with my two 800mm P51s, but they do not work well with wheels on my available landing strip. I have a paved road but it is crowned and not very level, and I do not have very good unpaved ground or grass to fly from. Lots of open airspace though.

I like Dynam products because my experience with them has been good and the prices are reasonable. The PNP C-182 is normally $159 but was on sale for $149. The PNP Aeroscout is $150 without flaps or LEDs. It is 1280mm(50.4in) so is about 7 inches larger than my Aeroscout. It is a high wing trainer type plane and I know I need more training in something that should be easier to fly. I have read that larger planes are easier to learn with. It has flaps that I think might help with takeoffs and landing. It comes with preinstalled LEDs that just have to be plugged into the controller...Continue Reading
Posted by GonzoBorinquen | Dec 01, 2020 @ 03:49 PM | 4,670 Views
I have always liked the looks and flying characteristics of the Zero, especially the A6M2.
In 1988 I built the Top Flite Golden Edition Zero. The 1st Golden Edition was composed of various scale models including: F4U Corsair, P40, P51 Mustang both D and razor back, P47, A6M2 Zero, P38 and some I do not recall. I still have the model and still flies with the original engine and radio. At least one flying day I take it to our club and fly it. Only the batteries have been upgraded to LIFE 2S 2Kmah.
The Zero was my 3rd RC model ever. I decided to build mine using Saburo Sakai’s model as pattern. It is a 60” wings span model. The Top Flite Zero, is a fully planked model, both wing and fuselage and with very little area inside the model for equipment. Been my 3rd building experience and the 2nd scale model, the first was a Piper Cub clipped wing, I went slow in the construction learning a lot in the process. I decided to construct the Navy version so gray it was.
The model is powered by an OS 90 glow engine with a Pitt’s special muffler turning a 15 X 8 prop. I used an all metal, one piece engine mount to mount the engine made by Sullivan, I think. The model was design for a 60, but I needed weight to balance the short nose fighter and obtain the CG. I also built an air dam for cooling and mounted on it a radial engine mockup. All this nose weight was welcomed. Better than dead lead.
The model is guided by my C 9 channel Futaba radio, still in the old MHz frequency. It...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Dec 01, 2020 @ 01:52 PM | 4,775 Views
Only 3 weeks after 1 of the mane 3" cables broke, the platform finally came down. It grazed the center of the dish & came to rest on the side. The gregorian dome, azimuth arm, & triangle are clearly visible. Barely visible in the lone low resolution photograph, the tops of the support towers also collapsed as expected. The backstay cables, relieved of tension, pulled the tops back. They were not looped over the towers like a bridge but fastened to the towers.

Lions were intrigued by how it could have been so marginally constructed, while suspension bridges have lasted forever. Obviously, there wasn't enough time for robots to do any good. Insiders saw that 1 strand was breaking every day in the last week.

Now, the process of recycling the metals can restore it to an empty field. The arecibo message transmitted in 1974 contained a graphic of the dish. The aliens who receive the message will come back to find only an empty field where it originated from.


https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020...ng-57-year-run
Posted by Justwingit | Dec 01, 2020 @ 12:53 PM | 4,385 Views
Justin ripping it up over Rabbit Dry Lake recently with his Freewing JAS 39 Gripen...:
Freewing JAS 39 Gripen 80mm EDF Jet PNP (4 min 29 sec)


MAN, this thing really COOKS on a single 80mm EDF

Enjoy the show my friends !


Posted by RC Crysnet | Dec 01, 2020 @ 10:26 AM | 3,959 Views
I think this is the favorite of my all MK Kato Aircraft models and of course this is in very very good condition !
Basically AURORA kits are amazing handcraft from MK product line, but the 60 one is the TOP of this line,
I'm happy to own that even I have not start to build ...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 01, 2020 @ 08:08 AM | 4,212 Views


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Posted by flybeebee | Dec 01, 2020 @ 06:16 AM | 4,259 Views
Hi All,

This maybe a long a shot...

My little boy broke the antenna off my Spektrum DX6i. I can't find a replacement antenna anywhere. Can anyone suggest where I could find one please? I don't want to upgrade my radio, as I'm a casual flyer.
Posted by DumbthumbsFPV | Dec 01, 2020 @ 03:57 AM | 4,619 Views
Posted by Helen_AGFrc | Dec 01, 2020 @ 01:37 AM | 4,879 Views
AGFRC 5g metal gear version B05CLS is available now, fully upgrade from plastic gear, perfect for 1/28 RC Cars, Robot, EPP E3P Airplane Indoors, Mini RC Drone Aircraft Helicopter.
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The C05CLS is our hot selling products, and we got requirements that if we can make C05CLS at metal gear version.
Here it comes, the 5g metal gear micro servo for the small RC hobbies.
It will be stronger and more durable!

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Features:
High performance coreless motor
Fast and accurate Digital servo
Compact size and light weight
Reliable and strong metal gears

Specification of B05CLS

Operating Voltage: 3.6-6.5 V

Operating speed:
0.085sec/60° @ 4.8V
0.075sec/60° @ 6.0V

Stall Torque:
0.9 kg-cm (12.5 oz-in) @ 4.8V
1.0 kg-cm (13.9 oz-in) @ 6.0V 

Motor type: Coreless
Gear type: Copper
Size: 21.3*11.5*17.6mm (0.84 x 0.45 x 0.69 in)
Weight: 8g 
Connector Wire: JR 150 mm 28AWG

More Product info, please check here www.agfrc.com

Posted by navigator2011 | Nov 30, 2020 @ 10:14 PM | 5,295 Views
For a long time, I had been flying my Blade 150S every morning before work, and quite a lot of crash damage had built up. Eventually, I drove the heli into the grass tail first, which snapped the tail fin and chewed up the tail rotor. Surprisingly, the 150S was still flyable though it was no fun to do so. Meanwhile, my backup 150S had at least a bent feathering shaft, maybe more. So, yeah, it was time for some repairs!

After having gone through quite a few stock tail fins and tail rotors, and a pile of stock shafts, I decided to give a Microheli tail unit a try. I also threw a hardened steel feathering shaft into my backup 150S. I have some titanium main shafts ready to go, but I was surprised to find neither of my main shafts were bent ... this time. In the following video, I maiden these parts and briefly discuss my impressions. These parts are available through Microheli and NextRC at the links below.

A Navigator2011 Review - Blade 150S with a Microheli Tail (7 min 26 sec)


Aluminum Carbon Fiber Tail Motor Mount w/ Fin set
Microheli: http://us.microheli.com/helicopters-...html?limit=100
NextRC: https://www.nexrc.com/store/helis/he...html?limit=100

Plastic 3 Blade Propeller 65mm Tail Blade (ORANGE)
Microheli: https://us.microheli.com/helicopters...html?limit=100
NextRC: https://www.nexrc.com/store/helis/he...html?limit=100

Hardened Steel Feathering Shaft
Microheli: http://us.microheli.com/helicopters-...html?limit=100
NextRC: https://www.nexrc.com/store/helis/he...html?limit=100

Solid Titanium Main Shaft/Collar set
Microheli: http://us.microheli.com/helicopters-...html?limit=100
NextRC: https://www.nexrc.com/store/helis/he...html?limit=100
Posted by ShonanBeachRC | Nov 30, 2020 @ 11:37 AM | 7,110 Views
In this video I took my HBX Hailstorm (18858) out to the park for a speed run and some bashing! The HBX rc cars are amazingly strong and I really like them!
The top speed was a bit disappointing in comparison to my speed run last year!

Please visit my website! https://www.shonanbeachrc.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/beach_rc
Minds: https://www.minds.com/shonanbeachrc/
Parler: https://parler.com/profile/ShonanBeachRC/posts

HBX HAILSTORM:
http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/dz7JgWEU

SERVO:
GOTECK GS-9025MG 9g MG90 Metal Gear Servo:
http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/qokdFigs
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MOTOR:
RC 2435 KV4800/4500/3300 4P Sensorless Brushless Motor with 25A Brushless ESC for 1/16 1/18 RC Car Off Road Truck
http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/EJGYKv9Q

Hobbywing QuicRun WP-16BL30 Brushless Speed Controller 30A RC Car ESC + 2435 4500kv motor+ programe card
http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/4yADwuwk

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

SHOCKS: (make sure you get 4 of the same length)
Hydraulic Metal Front Rear Shock:
http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/tETWhnLw

DRIVE SHAFT:
HBX 18858 1886 18857 Drive Shaft Metal:
http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/2i2oo52C

TRANSMITTER + RECEIVER:
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GKK3nImTKc

HBX Hailstorm (18858) brushless upgrade, speed run and bash! (9 min 28 sec)