Posted by TinkleWid | Feb 08, 2018 @ 09:57 PM | 3,473 Views
Does anyone have experience with camera-ball shoots, 3D camera shots or just trippy video creation?
I am starting to experiment by mishap as you can see from the video below.

I found a new spot this week and was looking forward to looking at my HD footage at home only to discover that my flights started off fine and then looked strange. The camera mount is on an adjustable swivel that rotates 360 degrees and also tilts up to an angle of 45 degrees. The screw holding the swivel had come loose and the play in the camera angle made some of the footage look unreal as the world bent around the drone and familiar flying angles were replaced with impossible but smooth curves.

Its funny how initial disappointment can lead to new discoveries. I think I may play some more with the swivel head when I have time and maybe put another facing backwards or perhaps 2 facing sideways. Perhaps I could add a small gyroscope! Let me know what you think?

Virtual insanity - Inexpensive 3D FPV Drone Set-Up with Quelima Swivel Cam (2 min 34 sec)

Posted by rc2018 | Feb 08, 2018 @ 07:54 PM | 464 Views

I am thinking about getting this Lipo battery charger. Any other, better chargers within about the same price range? Looking to charge 3s 3000mah lipo batteries at most. Built in AC/DC power supply please. I also want it to have discharge, cycle, storage charge, balancer, and preferably dean's connector but its not a huge deal if it doesnt.
Posted by rc2018 | Feb 08, 2018 @ 07:45 PM | 522 Views
This is my first post so please tell me if you need any more info or if I am doing anything wrong. I am thinking about purchasing either of the above unless I can find a better 4wd brushless off-road rc. Does anyone have any suggestions of any within the $150 price range?
Also I want to be able to run 3s Lipo batteries through the one I choose. Will doing that break things? Which one will handle 3s better?
This is the battery
Posted by mlilasic | Feb 08, 2018 @ 07:37 PM | 7,643 Views
Review of Eachine Beecore Upgrade V2.0 Brushed F3+OSD Flight Control Board For Inductrix Tiny Whoop E010 E010S

My Beecore V2.0 FC just came. The first bind to Taranis and flight test went well.
Its almost plug n play. I connected motors and soldered power lead for an initial test that went great (I only had to adjust ch order and arming switch, all other is default).
Later I soldered FPV cam&VTX combo which I had laying around from my Lizard95 as I changed original one for SpeedBee SEC.

Eachine Beecore V2.0 Brushed Flight Control Board is a new upgraded version which integrated Betaflight OSD and MPU6000 at SPI bus. The new version also integrated 2.4G receiver with 3 versions to choose(FRSKY/FLYSKY/DSMX). It's the best flight controller for indoor brushed quadcopter (BeeDuctrix / Tiny Whoop / Inductrix setups/Eachine E010 E010C E010S ect.).

DVR flight of Eachine Beecore Upgrade V2.0 Brushed F3+OSD Flight Control Board build (2 min 38 sec)

Eachine QX65 - race test - 700TVL Camera F3 OSD 65mm Micro FPV Quad - tiny whoop (2 min 49 sec)
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Posted by Reckless_fpv | Feb 08, 2018 @ 07:36 PM | 2,196 Views
Posted by Old_Pilot | Feb 08, 2018 @ 02:04 PM | 4,025 Views
"One click of down......."

S 3 Maiden (2 min 17 sec)

Posted by Thomas B. | Feb 08, 2018 @ 12:27 PM | 11,634 Views
No, it`s not the Wolga, in fact it`s the Rhine. Cold, but fine weather. Free Download Plan to come in spring.
Ekranoplan auf der Wolga (1 min 21 sec)

Posted by pollaris75 | Feb 08, 2018 @ 10:58 AM | 2,578 Views
Stampede XL-5 RTR

The stampede comes 100% ready to race with waterproof elecronics, a 12T titan 550 modified motor and an xl-5 esc with EZ set one button set up. A painted ProGraphix body, a 7cell 3000 Mah Nimh battery and AC charger top off this 2WD 1/10 scale monster.

Nitro Stampede RTR

What's better than the 2WD Nitro Stampede? This updated version with a new ProGraphic painted body, high performance Utra Shocks with powder coated springs and an EZ-Start with built in diagnostics. That's in addition to a TRX .15 engine, TQ radio equipment, a 4 wheel independent suspension and more!

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Posted by DutchRC | Feb 08, 2018 @ 10:04 AM | 3,928 Views
Hi there guys

Recently I was getting a new FPV quad ready (again :P) and though it might be nice to record that process.. So this video is mostly aimed at people that transition from a brushed (FPV) quad to a brushless one, with all the Betaflight bells & wistles Can be quite dawnting I think!

As I've said over and over: it's Very advisable to first get the flying part down with a brushed quad.. such as this one:

DutchRC - THE beginner FPV Quadcopter?? The XK X130-T (32 min 6 sec)

And after that.. here is a how-to on getting your new brushless monster in the air (safely):

DutchRC - Getting a new FPV Racing Drone ready for takeoff :) - How To Video (32 min 52 sec)
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Posted by RC Roundtable | Feb 08, 2018 @ 09:42 AM | 3,565 Views

Episode 47.5: "An Inside Job" is now live!

This is a short episode-ette.
Fitz interviewed a few movers and shakers at the GAMA Swap Meet in January. See what they had to say about this event:
-GAMA Club VP - Bob Petrinec
-Warbird nut - Randy Larsen
-Swap meet jedi - Richard Ng

You can visit our website at to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, our facebook page, or email: [email protected].
Posted by lepiere | Feb 08, 2018 @ 04:16 AM | 4,672 Views
WLTOYS A959-B - The ROCKET - Full review and test drive (5 min 23 sec)

WLTOYS A959-B is a 4wd rc buggy extremely fast: this is the version upgrade of A959 and it can reach the incredible speed of 70 km/h with an incredible acceleration..basically a BEAST

Dont miss it due to his very low price.
Get from here at 52 using COUPON Q2746:

1/18 scale, 4 independent dumper and metal drive shaft able to absorb also severe vibrations and shock. Be careful cause its so fast that you can arm someone or destroy it.

Motor is a 540 brushed.
2.4mhz radio, easy to handle. Many accessories for upgrades can be found here:

WLTOYS A959-B prefer to run on dirty track and grass.

Brand name: WLtoys
Item NO.: A959-B
Item name: RC Off-road Buggy
Material: PA
Scale: 1/18
Drive System: 4 wheel drive
Remote control frequency: 2.4GHz
Max. speed: 70km/h
Motor: 540 Brushed Motor
Transmitter battery: 4 * 1.5V AA battery (not included)
Car battery: 7.4V 1500mAh lithium battery (included)
Remote control distance: About 100m
Charging time: About 120mins
Working time: About 8mins
Suitable age: Above 14 years old
Wheelbase: 165mm
Wheel diameter: 60mm
Wheel width: 27mm
Battery size: 58 * 32 * 20mm (T-plug female)
Car size: 250 * 180 * 90mm
Car weight: 694g

What I use for my videos:

Video Camera
Iphone 6 plus
On board camera:
Action camera:


Action Cam Accessories:
Posted by franklinfixesall | Feb 08, 2018 @ 02:00 AM | 3,907 Views
I've been looking for a hover board that can handle a 195lb me and am willing to trade for 3 450class rc helicopters and lots of parts. All pnp trex 450l 450 pro 450 and 3 and 5 rotor heads also extra servos and blades. Pm me with offers and I'll upload picture soon
Thanks joshua
Posted by CCxRC | Feb 08, 2018 @ 01:18 AM | 5,188 Views
Custom Son-uva Digger R/C Monster Truck (10 min 58 sec)

I'm so excited to show you guys the "completed" custom Son-uva Digger R/C monster truck sitting on a Donald Jenkins' custom chassis. I'll post a link to his company and Drive RC - who made the body down below. I've wanted a Son-uva Digger RC since the Traxxas Stampede version, but haven't been able to get my hands on one. So when I had to the chance to get Donald Jenkins at Southern Builds & Customs R/C Fabrications to build a chassis...I jumped at the chance. I've been waiting for money to buy the rest of the parts, but decided to use 1 of my 2 Grave Digger SMT10s to outfit the build. This allowed me to assemble the Max-D as a stock (with a small brushless motor) truck. Really, the only thing I really need at this point is Heavy Duty bevel gears in the axles. I'm chewing through the stock ones with the Sidewinder SV3 system by Castle. Take a look and let me know what you think.

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Southern Builds & Custom R/C Fabrications:

Drive RC:
Posted by VicT | Feb 08, 2018 @ 12:53 AM | 3,707 Views
The Pandora is a good advanced trainer because of her flying qualities and component designs. She has a top battery load system which is much easier/convenient than the belly mount of the Apprentice, Timber, and a Valiant. She can fly on 3 or 4 cells with the FMS 35 amp ESC (with different prop sizes). Because of her heavier weight she can handle higher winds. With the Apprentice receiver on Self Level/ Beginner mode she is a pleasure to fly. Using a 7 Channel TX and the Aux2 receiver channel flaps can be addded and used for more takeoff and landing performance.

You have choices of top or bottom wing and tricycle gear or tail dragger gear. The internal tailwheel tiller and axle will bind and fail over time. Rebuilding the internal plastic and metal parts is tedious and will fail after a few flights. When it failed I removed the pushrod and internal components to save weight. I then added a music wire axle and bent it to the bottom of the rudder. Wood and fiberglass cloth with CA bind the music wire to the rudder. I used the stock wheel. There has been no problems now with the tailwheel. See pics for details.
Posted by fly-by-night | Feb 07, 2018 @ 11:06 PM | 5,168 Views
Well here we go which I've been saying for the past 4 years since I ordered this. This being a special ordered full Carbon Vector, which for some isn't the most aerobatic or fastest but I have one of the originals and still love the way she flies! Will start like always with the servo tray and wiring then wings, Have a full set of 761's for this build with home made aluminum arms. I know I was going to start on the G3 SuperHawk but have to finish this. Well maiden the Vector/Dorado and AUW was 4lb 11oz she flew straight out of the hand, very responsive....Continue Reading
Posted by flyenrw | Feb 07, 2018 @ 07:20 PM | 1,574 Views
As I have also posted on the forum for the E-Flight 25 E Super Cub I own't add anything more here that can't be found on those few postings.
The cockpit is coming together now that I can paint.
I'll soon be covering the outside, which will allow me to install the windows enabling my completion of the cockpit.
Because , I want the covering material to wrap a little into the windows and will glue the windows into the frame after I have done that first.
I'll then be able to glue the interior side panels in place which also hold and cover the bottom part of the window flange in place.
I also have completed my mod's to the landing gear and have it ready to mount
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Posted by flyenrw | Feb 07, 2018 @ 07:14 PM | 4,139 Views
I've noticed a frequency to the landing gear topic.
My concern is the small potential problem with it's design using rubber bands as supplied with the potential for breakage.
The rubber bands are stretched tightly over sharp edges of screw threads, as they stretch to their limits!
I've felt that an easy fix for this arrangement would be to fashion an outer tubular sleeve to prevent the cutting of the rubber as expanded, just simply slipped over the threads.
A lot of clever alternatives have been mentioned, but still focus on the rubber based method of spring.
Failure of this part can lead to considerable damage to the gear, as there are delicate weld joints and holes drilled narrowly close to the edge of the wire.
I mention this because, as this model ages, fewer replacement parts are available.
I've owned my plane for as long a time as the first comments on this forum, but have only in the past year started putting it together.
I can't lay claim to the idea of using springs in place of the rubber bands or bungee, but after having seen this idea in use, it seems faultless and maintenance free, so for my plane I've opted to use springs in place of rubber bands.
By placing 4 individual springs, I also felt that should one of them fail, there are still three more on each leg that add support for the gear leg, where if a bungee type is doubled and fails, the integrity of the support could be greatly lost by percentage of how many times it might be rapped around.
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