Posted by PeterVRC | Today @ 08:51 PM | 21 Views
I have never really worried much about not having any 'Afterburners' on jets that the full scale version does have it, but I had bought a few of the various Afterburner 'kits' that have been around over the years. eg RC Lander, done as a ring of LEDs to go on the very exhaust of the jet.
These had numerous fitting issues and downsides so I never actually used any.....

When RCgeek started selling some, and with the 'new' idea of using LEDs on the actual EDF motor, it began to seem a more useful idea.
But the cost to get those to Australia is a LOT!! Too much for even one jet, let alone a bunch of them!
So I decided to make up my own version.

4stripes from RCG also 'reminded' me of the idea to make my own, based on that 'on the motor' idea, and it raised my enthusiasm to actually do something!

A single 10W LED makes it easier to do than using many smaller LED's.....

If you only switch the LED On... and Off.... then the driving circuit is extremely simple.
If you want it to Flicker at the On/Off transition region then that gets notably more complex compared to just On/Off, but is still not that hard to implement.

Then there is a third option/possibility, where you have 'unlimited' control of the colours and timings - though what variations and true needs of these possibilities are there? This would be done with the use of a microprocesser unit, such as an Aduino Nano etc. Very small and very cheap.

I decided that my criteria is to at least have 'Flickering'.
So HOW to...Continue Reading
Posted by Ethan Ater | Today @ 06:55 PM | 70 Views
Took advantage of the break between the rain!

Twisted hobbys / Hacker Pittsbull 2s Backyard Flying (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by mike_kelly | Today @ 06:41 PM | 97 Views

I received all my UC4H modules from Jani at JDrones and some modules OlliW built for this project, thanks OlliW! I'll use a V2 Powerbrick to power the system. Universal Modules for GPS, Serial Bridge, Mavlink Bridge, LED Notify and Display. I'll use OlliW's UC4H Kiss 32A ESC carriers but I could use Universal Modules for the ESC's also.

I suppose the place to start a new build is the power supply since everything depends on reliable clean power. One of the problem areas and points of confusion in APM/Pixhawk builds over the years has been supplying power. The flight controller is a flying computer with sensors. In order to operate it needs clean reliable power to stay working and to evaluate it's sensors accurately. So you don't supply power to your flight controller from a BEC on your ESC. Those voltage converters were made for simple devices on airplanes not the rigorous requirements of a flight controller. Also we can't power everything in the whole world off our flight controller power module. So just don't do it. Use a separate voltage regulator for other devices that need significant power. A flight controller pulls a few hundred mils so don't think about powering a 1 amp 5v led strip with the flight controllers power module.

The next very important aspect of a flight controller power module is to be able to monitor the power we are using to estimate our available flight time. We would like to know as accurately as possible how much power we have left in the...Continue Reading
Posted by mlilasic | Today @ 03:36 PM | 170 Views
Review (ip) of Eachine TD600 25/200/600/800mW 5.8GHz 40CH FPV Transmitter DVR VTX Upgraded Long Range Version Support Smart Audio OSD Pitmode

DVR onboard solutions are always interesting but often prone to introducing delay into FPV feed. Stay tuned for fligth performance and delay tests...

Brand Name: Eachine
Item Name: TD600 VTX
Input Voltage: 7-26V DC
Power Supply: 5V output for camera
Output Power: 25mw/200mw/600mw/800mw Switchable
Antenna Connector: MMCX
Version: SMA Female, RP-SMA Female(optional)
Cable Connector: Solder Pads
Dimension: 36*36mm, 30.5 stackable hole
Support TF Card: Max 32G
Extra Features: DVR, Smart Audio


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Posted by mlilasic | Today @ 03:02 PM | 181 Views
Review (ip) of URUAV Lollipop 5.8GHz 2.3dBi Super Mini Antenna RHCP SMA Male / RP-SMA Male For FPV Racing Drone

Antenna for my 3" quad just came. Looks nice and quality. Stay tuned for flight performance...

Brand Name: URUAV
Item Name: Lollipop Antenna
Shell Material: PC+ABS
Color: Black
Center Frequency: 5.8GHz
Gain: 2.3dBi
BandWidth: 300MHz (5.7-6.0GHz)
Matching: VSWR<1.5 (at center frequency)
Axial Ratio: 1
Radiation: 98%
Polarization: RHCP
Connector: SMA Male, RP-SMA Male (optional)
Length: 60mm

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Posted by Reider11 | Today @ 01:18 PM | 208 Views
Hello everyone,

As you can tell I am in the process of fitting a dorsal air brake to my scorpion. As with any custom mod I am running into an issue, which is basically my fault because I decided to upgrade from a 6ch radio to a 7ch instead of just getting a 8ch. I currently do not have any open channels on my radio, however I do have an open AUX port on my receiver (this is a Spektrum receiver and radio) which I have been unable to mix. I have a few ideas on how to avoid buying a new radio and spending a bunch of money. One idea I have mocked up is using a separate servo tied into the flap system with a crank/turnbuckle that turns the last little bit of stroke from the servo into a big movement and actuates the air brake. I also had an idea for tying in a landing gear door sequencer into the flap port so that once the flaps are down it will activate the air brake servo. hopefully you all can give some advice on how to make one of these options work. I attached a few pictures of the bird, I repainted it to get rid of the ugly red and white ( no offense if you have one in that scheme I just think its bland). I also have The A3L gyro installed.
Posted by JohnVH | Today @ 01:03 PM | 225 Views
OL Faithful, Eflite Dallas Doll taking a rip!
Dallas Doll FUN! E-Flite P-51 Mustang with AS3X (6 min 18 sec)

Posted by gooniac33 | Today @ 11:26 AM | 273 Views
Some video of my new Afterburner set up on the Freewing 80mm Mig-21 with FMS 12 blade fan with 2000kv inrunner. I put in an adapter made by my buddy Frank Mokaya for the inrunner. The rest is my own set up and it works out pretty well! I also added reflective tape in the thrust tube to make it a lil more visible. I will try to get some better video at a later date but this is all I have for now. This set up will work on 70-90mm inrunners and 80-90mm Freewing outrunners (they have a specific set up with a cover that works really well) as well as the 90mm FMS 12 blade outrunner set up. Anyone interested in this just let me know through PM and I will get you details.

Freewing Mig-21 with new LED Afterburner set up (1 min 41 sec)

Freewing 80mm Mig-21 with custom LED Afterburner set up in direct sunlight (0 min 44 sec)
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Posted by Reckless_fpv | Today @ 10:54 AM | 280 Views
Frost Bite FPV Freestyle (5 min 1 sec)

Posted by nigelsheffield | Today @ 06:32 AM | 427 Views
Work in progress.
This by far the best 2s whoop there is out there, it's power and speed and handling are amazing and the price is ridiculously cheap.
Mobula7 V2 2s whoop windy garden flight but it handles it fine. (3 min 14 sec)

I already reviewed the mobula7 v1 a while back and it was and still is the best of the 2s whoops by far and now it's even better so I got hold of the V2 ( comes as standard now and there is no longer the v1 for sale ) thanks to banggood for sending me this one to review.
Video bench look if you don't want to read the review
Mobula7 V2 quick look on the bench and how it's improved from V1 (5 min 28 sec)
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Posted by AGFrc Nicole | Today @ 03:35 AM | 435 Views
We have two new servos waiting for master to test them, any volunteers ?


Operating Voltage: 4.8-8.4 V
Operating speed: 0.120sec/60°@6.0V
Operating speed: 0.100sec/60°@7.4V
Operating speed: 0.085sec/60°@8.4V
Stall Torque: @6.0V
Stall Torque: @7.4V
Stall Torque: @8.4V
Gear: Steel
Motor: BLS
Size: 40*20*37.2mm
Weight: 79g
Connector Wire: JR 300 mm


Operating Voltage: 4.8-8.4 V
Operating speed: 0.080sec/60°@ 6.0V
Operating speed: 0.072sec/60°@ 7.4V
Operating speed: 0.065sec/60°@ 8.4V
Stall Torque: @ 6.0V
Stall Torque: @ 7.4V
Stall Torque: @ 8.4V
Gear: Titanium
Motor: BLS
Size: 35.5*15*29.2mm
Weight: 35g
Connector Wire: JR 180 mm
Posted by Merch | Today @ 03:33 AM | 464 Views

Not for outdoor flying imo,video will be posted later today.

JJRC H70 PLANC Attitude Hold Mini Drone With Foldable Arm Ultra-light RC Quadcopter RTF

Brand: JJRC
Item No: H70
Material: ABS
Motor: Brushed
Color: Blue/Red
Battery: 3.7V 350mAh
Transmitter Battery:3XAAA batteries(not included)
Charging Time: about 50mins
Flight Time: 5mins
R/C Distance: About 40m
Package Size: 15.1*6.8*13.5cm
Product Size: 8.5*10.2*1.2cm

Features: Forward/Backward, Ascend/Descend, Turen left/ Right, Left/Right Sideward, Headless Mode, Return To Home, Attitude Hold, High/Low Speed Mode

1.Click-in Battery: The removable battery is convenient for charging and safe to use.
2.Attitude Hold- Equipped with advanced barometer sensor,the drone is able to carry out the stable and steady hovering flights
3.Return To Home: Just press the one key return button, the drone would return to home automatically
4.Headless mode:no need to adjust the position of aircraft before flying.
5.High/Low Speed Mode: A newbie or master, you can fly the drone at your desired speed with three different speed modes available.
6.Luminous/Navigation Light: The night navigation light enables night flight.

Package Included:
1 x RC Drone
1 x Transmitter
1 x 3.7V 350mAh Lipo Battery
1 x USB Charger
4 x Propeller
1 x Screwdriver
1 x Manual

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Posted by AGFrc Nicole | Today @ 03:18 AM | 474 Views
Today we share a powerful mini servo with friends!
Hope you like it~ and kindly share your views, welcome your suggestions!
We also have a brushless version A35BHM... You can search item number of brand AGFRC on amazon to get it !

AGFrc A35CHM Mini Servo 35g 12.5KG-CM Ti Gear 0.085sec/60°


Operating Voltage: 4.8-8.4 V

Operating speed: 0.125sec/60°@ 6.0V

Operating speed: 0.095sec/60°@ 7.4V

Operating speed: 0.085sec/60°@ 8.4V

Stall Torque: @ 6.0V

Stall Torque: @ 7.4V

Stall Torque: @ 8.4V

Gear: Titanium

Motor: CLS

Size: 35.5*15*29.2mm

Weight: 35g

Connector Wire: JR 180 mm


High performance digital servo

High precision titanium gear

High quality coreless motor

Dual ball bearing

Full CNC aluminium housing

Ideal for airplane, helicopter, glider, car, robot etc
Posted by frank4wing | Today @ 02:06 AM | 469 Views
I wanted some more footage from the Mobius Mini. This thing is a bit heavy for 3 inch which made chasing the wings more difficult but I like the picture quality.

Wing Twins, Mobius Mini on XJB-145 (4 min 15 sec)

Posted by QuadBuilder89 | Today @ 01:01 AM | 502 Views
This is a video from my trip to Las Vegas Please subscribe and like

Flying FPV in Nevada (4 min 37 sec)

Posted by Bunnyshooter223 | Yesterday @ 10:04 PM | 580 Views
I may be selling some stuff because... I got a used (low time) Mikado Logo 480 Xxtreme! Previous owner assembled it, stated it has about 12 test flights to check the fbl etc.

It looks new! The gorgeous 480 canopy is immaculate. Carbon fiber frame. Simple belt system. 1090mm disc (that's a 3.5 foot long collective-pitch propeller to us plank guys)!

I wanted a larger Heli to fly at the field. Now, this Logo 480 is an on-hold project until i get more stick time flying my Blade Trio 180 CFX & Lynx Oxy3 Qube...

The Logo 480 needs an FBL, battery, 2 satellite Rx's, & of course setup. I also plan to upgrade my radio. Thinking about a DX8 or V-Control radio. Either Icon2 or V-Bar fbl.
The DX8 would be best for all my rc models while the V-control radio would make an exceptional heli control system

This Logo 480 is the new Ferrari of my rc model fleet. It is fully 3D yet i read it can handle fairly low head speeds. My other 'Ferarri' is my Oxy3 Qube (that just needs a Sat Rx)

I have been practicing my Heli pilot skills on Heli-X demo via PC. My pogress has been impressive enough that i maidened my Blade 180 CFX today.

I really like the Heli-X Demo, am thinking of buying it. It has my Logo 480 and Oxy3 Qube in it. May also have the 180 CFX too, which is cool. Heli-X additionally features Align & Logo 550 helis (i may step up to a 550 later).
I do like Realflight 8 HH Edition, but it is 2x to 3x the price! I believe Heli-X is around $55. Realflight 8 HH has some newer stuff and more planes... but i like Heli-X's vast assortment of popular Helis

The funny thing, both Heli-X and Logo are German makes & my Logo 480 came with an upgraded Lynx Swash

Good day and God Bless