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Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 09:09 AM | 21 Views
Halloa people

soo a what?? Is this even an RC? Well yes it is, but it's more an action-sports thing this Skateboard However.. it sure is remote / radio controlled..

Link to this skateboard: Hiwheel ready to run electric skateboard

And in this topic I'll be posting several video's about this electric longboard If you have experience with this (or other) board, I offcourse welcome your input!

DutchRC - Hiwheel affordable Electric RR Skateboard! :) - Show & Tell (12 min 39 sec)


Specifications:
Length: 1 meter
Board: maple wood
Weight: 6.2 Kg
Battery: 4400mah 6S Li-ion
Max speed: 20 Km/h
Range: 12-20 Km
Max weight: 120 Kg
Posted by PeterVRC | Today @ 08:32 AM | 58 Views
I bought a new HSD Viperjet, but as a KIT. That ended up being quite a DUMB idea and way to do it! Buying the Kit was AUD$200 less, but when I found out what it DOES NOT come with it showed how that "$200" was actually worth AUD$400 in value! Plus it took 8 hrs or more to transfer over all the parts that it needed!! So it 'cost' money and TIME too! In the PNF I could have used the EDF, ESC and Retracts for another aircraft and those are most of that $400 value. And not have had to transfer anything!
Boo !!!

I set it up with the 8S Jetfan again, and did the all mods to fit that and its batteries. (extended battery tray etc).

I took it out today for its Maiden and flew just like the first one - of course.
One thing I did different was coat it in SATIN WBPU, instead of Matt. The Matt comes out a Semi-Gloss really.... and the Satin comes out a High Gloss! So shiny! It looks like it is a composite (fiberglass) aircraft!! And ready to RACE !!

On the maiden flight I flew it at a 'brisk cruise' Airspeed for the most, with a handful of WOT climbs, loops, 'race past' cases.
The Flight Time was 7 minutes and 30 Seconds!!!
That is pretty awesome for a 90mm EDF... and flying quite fast! Plus with that bunch of WOT sections in it.
The Turnigy graphenes came down ambient/cool... and 3.70v per cell. After pretty well dead on 4000mAH used.

The flight was mainly at 30Amps (900W) down to 20Amps (600W) for more of it. With the 2500W+ WOT runs here and there.

The next two...Continue Reading
Posted by OrtisFlow | Today @ 08:18 AM | 52 Views
Greetingz readers,

Yesterday went the backyard field to train myself a lil bit more with that new way to fly...

Flew 2 lipos... the second one was his last... A R2205 2500kv SunnySky motor fried while flying!!!

So crash and almost lost GoPro...

The motor has now a freaking bad smell... and it has builtin braking forever now .... ( copper wires wielded together... )

I question seriously the quality of these motors... It was my fourth flights with them and never crashed...

My First combo didn't last long too... was an R2205 2300kv... I crashed them in a grass field one times they were already unusable after this (one crash YEA Ball bearings from 3 motors were deads)...

In other side my PULSO COBRA CP GOLDEN LASTED WAY MORE THAN THAT.... I'm still flying with them they have crashed a lot!!! even on ASPHALT!!!

Just swapped ball bearings and they still flies smooth....

To me it's obvious... QUALITY of THESE SunnySky R2205 Is freaking questionable...

Top perfromance : 8/10
Quality: 5/10
Look: 7/10
Durability: 2/10

Having a bad time...
Posted by RCpilot XD | Today @ 06:58 AM | 156 Views
Just recently I moved to Bahrain. I need to know if flying here is prohibited or not. I heard that it is OK to fly small rc planes such as the Cessna 182. I just need approval. Can anyone approve please?
Posted by Jay 123 | Today @ 02:28 AM | 244 Views

Key features:
Support 0.01mW Parameter-adjusting Mode
25mW, 50mW, 100mW and 200mW power switchable
One button frequency and power setup
OSD configuration using FC Uart (F3/F4/F7 with OSD)
5V to camera @ under 300mA

https://www.akktek.com/akk-nano2.html
Posted by Whiskers | Today @ 01:58 AM | 239 Views
My sports aerobatic plane, Wedgetail, suffered malicious damage as it hung on the wall minding its own business.
During the restoration I gave it a massive new motor and made provision for it to carry a 2200 LiPo. Although I shortened the nose I still had to add ballast to the tail.
I flew it this morning
The wind conditions were very light but with variable direction, and the sky was bright gray.
The new motor gives abundant power. In the hand-held vertical test it's pulling strongly at 1/2 throttle.
So it had no trouble leaping off the grass and into the sky.
Alas the thing proved to be loop-happy and I didn't have enough down trim on the radio to tame it.
It only requires 1/4 throttle to fly quite fast and it has a phenomenal rate if climb when the throttle stick is moved forward.
But it was not nice to fly in this badly trimmed state so I landed it.
I started to taxi back but was not delicate enough with the throttle and the thing leaped into the air again. It certainly has power to spare.
So, seeing that it was so eager to fly I poked it around and about in a rather inelegant manner for a while and then landed. But it was not a nice landing. The up-trim got me and I stalled about a foot high.
So I'll do the necessary things to it and I'll have another go. I'm interested to see what it does on WOT.
Posted by BrandonLee32 | Today @ 01:04 AM | 274 Views
Got my new mini switch, enjoyed so far! Looking to upgrade a few things and not easy to find a lot of reviews on any mods. But as previous post I had the landing gear problem that seems to be mandatory on purchase! Also took wheels pants off and moved tires to outside of landing gear support, I’m trying to make it track wider so it won’t dart on the ground as quick. A few total minutes of flight time and crashed into a field of brush, tweaked motor compartment a lil and bent landing gear, after repair which was slight bend in gear and checked for any motor vibration or distortion in foam, found slight distortion at the canopy slot in fuselage, not sure if will hurt flight due to being minor! Hope to fly more this weekend before turns cold! Anyone with any new mods please keep me posted
Posted by ErikW1969 | Yesterday @ 10:41 PM | 338 Views
I've only been using these fatshark goggles for a few months but from day one I hated having the battery hanging on my face. It's constantly popping out of the strap and the extra weight on my face is uncomfortable. I thought that finding an extension cable to get that thing off of my face and into my pocket would be easy. I was wrong. The only cables I could find were either too short to reach your pants pocket if you were fairly tall, or were garbage. The other thing I noticed is that most of them either didn't have a balance plug, or if they did it was run as a separate full-length wire from the balance plug on the battery to the goggle, which is unnecessary.

So I ended up making my own cable for about $5 in parts. The finished cable is about 38.5" from plug to plug. I am 6' 1" tall and that is long enough to put the battery in my pants pocket with a little slack remaining in the cord. The balance plug is just spliced into the power lead near the goggles so there's only one cable running to your battery that connects to the power plug, leaving the balance plug on the battery free. Since I only needed the outer two wires on the balance lead, I removed the center wire from the connector.

I plan to use the battery balance plug to power the eachine EV100 DVR that I ordered. This way I'm hoping to either keep the DVR in my pocket with the battery or attached to the power cable so it's easy to reach to turn on/off etc. instead of having to take off the goggles...Continue Reading
Posted by marblekit | Yesterday @ 09:57 PM | 350 Views
Posted by craytech | Yesterday @ 09:50 PM | 335 Views
Big Screen Whooping (5 min 15 sec)

Your House Your Run (2 min 48 sec)
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Posted by cuavlindy | Yesterday @ 09:37 PM | 359 Views
hello , how are you ? my RC friend

Nice to meet you here!

I am lindy liang from china, nice to meet you here ! hope we can be friend here and can play the UAV together and discusse together

this is me as below pic!

hope we know each other here!

BR
lindy liang
Posted by UpNup | Yesterday @ 08:21 PM | 474 Views
Elevators coming along for my Ford Flivver build.

Had to run to Hobby Lobby for the 3/16” square sticks and 3/16” sheeting that the plans called for. The collection of balsa was there but it was an organizational mess.

The laminations on the curved parts went well, except the left elevator. It was warped about 1/8”. Even though the wood glue had set, I wetted it thoroughly with Windex and pinned it down.

The wings were built using CA, but I went with Gorilla Wood Glue (non-foaming) on all of the elevators.

I’ve got an internal control horn that is to be added later.

If you haven’t noticed, I’m building on the exercise matt my wife uses just siting on top of glass.
Posted by Absaroka | Yesterday @ 07:45 PM | 542 Views
Here's a picture of that buck
Posted by Bunnyshooter223 | Yesterday @ 07:12 PM | 505 Views
Did you know that Corsairs had six .50 machine guns or four 20mm guns? Want to sit back in your comfy bed, eat popcorn, and learn about the PBY Catalina? Do you like F4F Wildcats or giant flying boats? Jets? Have you heard about the NASA X-Planes?

You gotta check out this playlist on YouTube. It's great! A lot of the video is older... but you will learn about some crazy awesome stuff. Totally worth it

The playlist is a bit difficult to find, so remember what it's called if you decide to type it in the YouTube search bar. It is the playlist with 98 videos**

Remember, it is a playlist and these videos are actually from several YouTube channels all collected into one list. However, you may simply press play for hours of entertainment

**(It does look like some of the videos are being deleted, likely by YouTube copyright or Channel deletions... so watch them while you can)

Grab a drink & take a load off...
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...0J7tkWFPC26tZO
Posted by Simon76 | Yesterday @ 05:10 PM | 577 Views
Just a small inside look of WannaDuino`s MADCAVE ChopQuadModShop.................

Here I will be posting al my new mods and also some older ones that are maybe interesting in some kind to you all.
I m an Electronics Engineer by trade and have also some other skills, I love Arduino and Modding RC`s to the way we LIKE it. FPV, better performance, better antenna setups, FIRMWARE modding, Batterys you name it I do it.
And this is the place to learn and help others too.
Join us, here and also on the Youtube Channel for video`s and DIY or how to`s..

www.wannaduino.com...Continue Reading
Posted by mike_kelly | Yesterday @ 05:00 PM | 598 Views
Reviews:
Mini Pixhawks compared
Daya H4 680 Alien folding quadcopter
A cheap adroid tablet for APM/Pixhawk and Droidplanner 3 - Tower
Pixraptor Pixhawk clone with sensor suspension, a better pixhawk?
Pixhawk LITE, a replacement for the now obsolete APM boards?
Marek Rokowski Simple FPV Goggle Kit
Marek's 4.3" Goggle kit
Sony QX10

Discoveries:
The 3DR Solo is raised from the Dead by the Open Solo Project
Mounting a Gimbal
New Status display for Pixhawk replaces beeps and flashing lights.
InfraRed NIR Cameras and NDVI imaging for agriculture and research
Tarot weights and measures
The Ardupliot Project Developers: The people that make it possible
Linux based Flight Controllers
Evolution of an RC Enthusiast - in search of reliability - ZMR 250 Coaxial
Mini quad motor comparision RCX H1806 RCX1804 RCTimer 1806 DYS BE1806
Ultimate LRS - APM with long range control and telemetry
Tarot 680Pro Extended arms with ESC mounted in the ends
Broken Tarot Landing Legs
Tarot Quick Detach Propeller adapters TL68B35 TL68B36
Tarot TL68B33 Anti-vibration motor mounts
Troubleshooting APM flipping on new build
My Perfect Tarot Travel Case for 650 Sport 680 680PRO 690
Canon FPV Video AV cable for S100 G10 ELPH Powershot
Boscam TS321 RC302 Channel dip switch settings mystery
What's wrong with cheap props?

Projects:
FrankenSolo: Converting a 3DR Solo to UAVCAN
A new Tarot 680Pro hybrid with Daya H4 680 metal arm clamps
Blackout mini H as a training tool
My Take on a Ground Station
ZMR 250 X8 Octocopter! Coaxial Quads
Posted by Norm Furutani | Yesterday @ 03:22 PM | 728 Views
It’s coming! The Isaacson Winter Classic / “Kiwi” World Cup and the 2018 edition of Fabulous February! A week of Free Flight at Lost Hills, CA. It begins with the Ike, February 10 and ends with the MaxMen International. Registration for the FAI events will actually be Friday, February 9th.

Three NEW events for the Isaacson: See the flier for specific times/details.

The E36 World Challenge will be held on MONDAY! Thanks to Bill Vanderbeek, we will have $1000 in prize money. Special T-shirts will be available. Monday to maximize international competition.

Sunday - Don DeLoach’s Rocky Mountain 5X5 Hand Launch Glider event. 5 rounds, 5 minute window, 15 minute chase period. Max time 90 seconds. All flights count. $100 cash prize for 1st place! A special prize for the best 3 man team.

Hulan Mathis’ Old-Time Sport Glow - RPM limited, glow powered, Old Timers! Ex. Strato Streak powered by an OS Max15. Special, hand crafted awards. See: sanvaleers.com for rules

We’re going to again do Tahn Stowe’s Aussie Scramble, so dust off that Dakota/Ebeneezer etc. and join the fun. Tahn’s bringing more Flying Carpets and a beautiful little diesel for a prize! After the awards ceremony.

See the attached Ike flier for a list of all the events.

Norm and Roger, CD’s
Posted by fransk | Yesterday @ 02:38 PM | 667 Views
Here's a quick mod I have done on the FlySky FS-I6. Due to limited space inside the case you cannot use a LiPo pack, so you are restricted to using a 4xAA or 4xAA Rechargable NiMh battery pack.

I figured that an old phone battery can provide quite some mah and are compact enough to fit inside the battery bay.

Ingredients:
  • old li-on 3.7v phone battery

Wire everything together. Basically it's in this order

Battery --> Charge+Protection Board --> DC-DC Stepup Converter --> FlySky


When you wired everything up, and tested if the unit powers on, use some sticky tape and tape the 2 pcb's to the inside of the transmitter case. Pop the lead for the battery thru the hole at the black wire so you can have access thru the battery bay.

And a small bonus: if you line-up the Protect & Charge board and drill a small hole, you can also power & charge your battery using a micro-usb adapter.

Note: Use the screw on the trimpot on the DC Stepup Converter to dail the voltage to 6.0 volts before connecting it !