Posted by outlaw_flyer | Oct 01, 2019 @ 01:44 AM | 1,143 Views
Hey everyone! So me and the wife just moved to Cleveland,OH from San Marcos,TX and yes, I like it here way more than texas. But I need some help here you see the other day I found out from HobbyTown that Dromida is no more and that realy bums me out due to the fact I have a Dromida sc4.18 and Now it's gonna be even harder for me to get parts and upgrades so what I am asking is does anybody know why Dromida went under and who bought them,also were can I get parts and upgrades besides Amazon in which I won't buy from anyways and ebay has very limited parts from my truck. So I would appreciate it if someone had answers for me. Thank you....
Posted by SSM | Sep 30, 2019 @ 06:32 PM | 1,661 Views
Buzzing round locally. Just an excuse to put some hot jazz to a video ....
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Rompin at Redbank 1961 (3 min 43 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Sep 30, 2019 @ 04:14 PM | 1,887 Views
Flight two on a classic!
Habu 32x SECOND FLIGHT 80mm EDF Jet ARF (EFL8085) (4 min 40 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Sep 30, 2019 @ 02:52 PM | 1,876 Views
Hello good people!

In my quest to keep my Park Zone T-28 Trojan operational and with the Tricycle Landing Gear, most especially the NOSE Wheel Strut steering, I am investigating other models that will work to re-construct the lower portion of the STOCK Firewall of the Park Zone T-28 Trojan and Steering!

My model has completely been busted with lost of ill fated landings (no, I am NOT a beginner) just that it has over 1,000 flights and stuff happens even with the most experienced RC Flyer! Poor model is OLD and has lots of flights on it's log.

Okay, I am closely looking at this model: (FMS 1400mm Sky Trainer 182 - BLUE):
https://www.horizonhobby.com/pdf/FMM007-Manual-EN.pdf

You will see the plastic firewall and the nose wheel strut with spring loaded action!

I have ordered both!

We shall see how this ends up! I will provide a new thread over at the ParkFlyers Section!

You can see these parts at the Horizon Hobby Web Site!

https://www.horizonhobby.com/FMM007P...SABEgKIw_D_BwE
Posted by carlosjml4 | Sep 30, 2019 @ 02:21 PM | 1,802 Views
I have done this test, to compare these two modules, since I had the achilles and I acquired the TBS Fusion, thinking of a better signal in my video.

I have performed the test as partially as possible, I have used my drone, with a VTX, Akk FX3 Ultimate, calibrated at 200 mw, in Raceband 1 and a lollipod stubby foxer antenna.

In the Fatshark HDO, use an omni-spironet antenna and a lollipod stubby, both for the achilles module, and for the fusion Tbs (placing them in the same position).

Perform the test by taking two paths with each module, and for both tests the TBS module lost signal at the same point.

We will wait if in future firmware updates the signal quality can be improved, since at the moment, in my case, the test favored Achilles

Look at the video


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He realizado esta prueba, para comparar estos
dos módulos, ya que tenía el achilles y he adquirido el TBS Fusion, pensando en una mejor señal en mi video.

La prueba la he realizado lo más parcial posible, he utilizado mi drone, con un VTX, Akk FX3 Ultimate, calibrado a 200 mw, en Raceband 1 y una antena lollipod stubby foxer.

En las Fatshark HDO, use una antena omni-spironet y una lollipod stubby, tanto para el módulo achilles, como para el Tbs fusión (colocándolas en la misma posición).

Realice la prueba haciendo dos recorridos con cada módulo, y para ambas pruebas el módulo TBS, perdió señal en el mismo punto.

Vamos a esperar si en futuras actualizaciones del firmware se podrá mejorar la calidad de la señal, ya que por el momento, en mi caso, la prueba favoreció al Achilles

Mira el video

Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 30, 2019 @ 02:07 PM | 1,642 Views
Yes it is true...I maidened the version 2 of the Mini Scout and it crashed twice. Once before it ever left the ground. You'll see what I mean when you watch the video.

FT Mini Scout v2 Maiden flight...and crashed TWICE in the same video! (4 min 12 sec)

Posted by carlosjml4 | Sep 30, 2019 @ 01:54 PM | 1,710 Views
Hi guys, greetings.

I want to share with you another FPV-freeStyle video, this time practicing among the tree branches !!! , I hope you like it.

WATCH THE VIDEO


Posted by LemonC | Sep 30, 2019 @ 09:44 AM | 1,588 Views
FalcoX Newb (2 min 58 sec)


not the best footage but im digging this millioltosd quite a bit. Havent had all the time in the world to fly much lately, but got to burn a few on saturday (four before one of my skitty Hakrc 32shbit escs gave up on me (two of four so far)).

I need to tame my roll rate a bit, but i got my pids to not bounce so much and this was my best pack. Trying to get a bit juicy but im old so yeah.

Hakrc 32bit esc single four pack from amazon has been disappointing. One fried after prearm on my maiden trip a week or so ago. swapped out w a 32bit esc i got from a friend. flew it a couple times. Sat after fourth pack, swapped new battery and second hakrc esc didnt want to light up anymore... lame for real. i ordered a replacement so should be in the air again soon. I have a nice four in 1 32 bit esc and some new t-motors i will be implementing soon, but for now im seeing what my 2306 2450 iflight xing motors can do on falcoX. im liking it a lot.

The presets really are convenient and have been quite a bit less frustrating then betaflight has been so far. Betaflight is cool, but always needing to find my tune has been a bit depressing the last year... i havent been able to fly as much, and when i do needing to work the tune it out isnt what i want to do honestly.

The millivoltosd isnt perfect. My voltage readout in the osd has a bug which hopefully will be resolved soon. and im kinda not the biggest fan of the all the connectors, but they work. I crashed the other day and had black video bc the cam connector popped out. BUT i like the performance over all.
Posted by midelic | Sep 30, 2019 @ 09:18 AM | 4,256 Views
Hi guys,

After almost 2years of RC "sabbatical" leave I was able to finalize my DIY FrskyX receiver.
I had problems with finding a suitable RF module.I was not able to find until now.So here we start.

Today we start a new project(as title already mentioned) a DIY compatible FrSky "X" receiver (also known as D16).

To keep story short see below some characteristics.

Characteristics:

*Hardware*
- MCU STM32F103CBT6 .
- CC2500 transceiver module dual Antenna(diversity) with PA/LNA chip.

1.16 channels receiver compatible with FrskyX(D16) protocol working with Taranis all versions,Turnigy 9x pro(ersky9x) with XJT module or multi module,Devo TX(deviation firmware).
2.8 channels servo PWM(with channels selection output for 1-8 or 9-16 channels .See "Note") output.
3. SBUS 16 channels output (not inverted).
4.Full telemetry with SMARTPORT protocol telemetry(only for X protocol).
5.Antenna diversity with LED's on each antenna control line.This way is easy to debug if you have faulty antennas.
6.Analog ports 4 channels A1,A2,A3,A4.(Max 3.3V on each analog channel)
7.Programable failsafe from RX or TX(screen).
8.Power supply(5-8V)2S lipo max.
9.Range > 1Km(tested 1.5Km).


Thanks to Joao that helped me with testing this receiver he managed to get easily 1.5km range test on the ground level.
So it has plenty "punch".

Note:
This receiver features protocol/modes selection:

1) Jumper CH1-CH3 at start change receiver mode to X(...Continue Reading
Posted by Jyester | Sep 30, 2019 @ 09:17 AM | 1,543 Views
This is the maiden flight of the chuck glider conversion into a fly wing type plane. Rcx 14xx 3200kv motor, 12A esc, x2 Jx 5.6g Ds/mg servo's and a 4ch frsky rx. Weight with 2s 300ma pack 77.6g. Will 600ma 2s it came in at 89g and flew very well. It's even faster on 3s
For some.e reason i can't upload the video, i think it maybe to long, not sure why
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Posted by stephenhughcrisp | Sep 30, 2019 @ 04:28 AM | 1,501 Views
Can Devo receivers operate directly on 2c lipo i.e. 7.4 v?
Posted by Wendyyyy | Sep 30, 2019 @ 04:20 AM | 1,450 Views
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Posted by old4570 | Sep 29, 2019 @ 10:41 PM | 1,871 Views
Yes ....

Hopefully playing with it soon ( eer I mean testing it soon ) .

Why ?

1) First thing that comes to mind is testing props .
2) Testing motors
3) Gathering data

What kind of data ?

Well , things like propeller efficiency .. Say you want to find the most efficient prop for a motor / plane @ say a certain speed or RPM range .
So lets say you have a range / selection of 12x6 props and your simply want to know which is the best ? And or rate the props .
With a suitable electric motor you spin up the props to 10,000 rpm ( for arguments sake ) and you see what current the motor is pulling @ what voltage for a WATT's reading . As well you would note thrust . These two numbers can be used to calculate efficiency = The amount of energy to produce said thrust .

This sort of testing would generate data for working out things like , thrust , energy absorption , and efficiency . And these numbers can then be put against real world results in almost any application from control line racing to pylon racing or possibly some sort of endurance situation like solar powered flight .



Nope ! I wont be doing any of that ....
I just wanted one to play with / eer I mean I always wanted to test one .
Posted by phyngineer | Sep 29, 2019 @ 10:28 PM | 1,518 Views
Surveying and mapping is the most widely used field of industrial-grade drones. It can be widely used in many fields such as national basic surveying and mapping, digital city construction, land, and resources survey, and address environmental survey. MMC mapping UAV solution, through the ortho camera, tilt camera, photoelectric pod, laser radar and other equipment, can quickly obtain 3D models and images of the terrain surface, perform high-precision mapping and inspection tasks, can be used for mapping The unit saves a lot of time and capital costs. For the specific application to the supervision of illegal buildings, it is possible to obtain image data in real-time by shooting the surveillance area with a tilt camera, and compare it with the previous data to discover the behavior of suspected illegal land use and timely grasp the land change pattern.
Then, for the operation of the mapping drone, let me give you a brief introduction today.
1. Determine whether conditions
UAV aerial survey, the weather conditions are good or bad. Before starting the aerial photography, it is necessary to grasp the weather conditions of the day and observe the thickness of the clouds, the illumination and the visibility of the air. Observe the thickness of the clouds.
2. Arrive at the take-off location
After determining the weather conditions and the distribution of clouds, it is suitable for aerial photography, and bring the drones, catapults, radio stations, computers and other...Continue Reading
Posted by JENNIFERZHOU | Sep 29, 2019 @ 10:26 PM | 1,494 Views
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Posted by Hobby Details | Sep 29, 2019 @ 08:43 PM | 1,396 Views
1/8 Truggy Wing
DTPA01001A: Black
DTPA01001B: White
DTPA01001C: Red
DTPA01001D: Green
DTPA01001E: Yellow
Wholesale Price please PM or contact me at: [email protected]
Posted by old4570 | Sep 29, 2019 @ 07:24 PM | 1,476 Views


Time to check some motor prop combinations .

Brushed 8520 on the 450x wing .

30,000 rpm static Im calling it 30 , it went a little higher . So it should wind out more in the air .
Certainly explains why it's a little noisy .

1103 on the 450x wing (2s)
prop is a 3.8x3
And around 50% throttle I saw 12,000+ rpm
At full throttle ( motor cooks ) I saw a peak of 17100 rpm
For a 8000kv motor , this certainly explains why the motor is cooking ..

6A+ / 17100 rpm / 8000kv = Over proped !
If you do the math , Voltage x KV = RPM
4v x 8000kv = 32,000 rpm ( potentially on paper ) 20 something would be more realistic .
Oh man ! What was I thinking .. It's 2s ...
8v x 8000kv = 64,000 rpm ... So 40 something K would be more realistic ,
I have ordered more props , I think they are 3x2 or some such ( smaller anyways )
Will be cutting down one of the props included in the kit , I will cut and cut till I see a 5A peak .

It's good to have a functioning tach !

UPDATE

The 2nd 1103 just died !
Looks like no more 1103 for me ..
I ordered a 1105 and a 1106 ..
And I thought this Wing might be Budget , the budget is Blown !