Posted by thijs slotman | Sep 25, 2017 @ 01:15 PM | 2,997 Views
hi guys,
here is my review of this amazing quadcopter:
feilun fx176c1 review! awesome cheap gps quadcopter!! (17 min 56 sec)

Posted by thornhill | Sep 25, 2017 @ 01:10 PM | 2,141 Views
A lot of fun projects in the works, mostly for the Syma X5!

Quadcopter Gate/Hoop
I've almost finished my light-up quadcopter gate/hoop that'll change colour when I fly my quads through it. I need to mount it on a pole & make an enclosure for it, but it looks like it's working perfectly! Test video below with my Syma X5C:

Quadcopter hoop/gate: Test (0 min 16 sec)


Altitude logger
Over the summer I made a simple, light-weight altitude logger for the Syma that would record the maximum altitude & display it as a series of LED flashes. Fun to build, but it doesn't log the altitude… so I've made a second version that now logs the readings on an SD card during flight so I can graph it when I land. Still playing with the code, but it looks good so far!

Version 1:


Version 2:
Posted by Coltmart37 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 12:39 PM | 1,804 Views
Hi all. I have recently purchased an air tech Eagle airframe and it looks to be all complete just needs the covering. I am looking for info on this kit. Where to mount the landing gear, what engine size, wing bolt pattern, cg.. ect ect. All the recommendations because I didn't get the build plans or the book with it. All info is helpfull, thnx
Posted by rclad | Sep 25, 2017 @ 11:00 AM | 3,134 Views
See here for latest entry to my IMAC Log.
Posted by Rickey Thomas | Sep 25, 2017 @ 10:01 AM | 2,788 Views
just because they are hanging doesn't mean they stay clean. keep the motors lubed up and free .. clean off dust,,, check batteries... dont forget to prep your fleet for winter..... feels...Continue Reading
Posted by craytech | Sep 25, 2017 @ 09:47 AM | 2,397 Views
BetaFPV Beta65s Frame Kit Giveaway (4 min 17 sec)


Hello everyone welcome back.

Today I have for you the BetaFPV Beta65s Frame Kit.

This is a very affordable frame kit. You will receive the following.

The beta65s frame with 65mm wheelbase distance and 7x16mm motor holder.

Using the most powerfull 7x16mm motors with up to17500kv value, 56000rpm / 3. 2v which can give this quad more power and more flight time than your regular 6mm whoop.

These 7x16mm motors only fit for betafpv beta65s frame and eachine e011 frame for the moment. It does not fit the regular whoop frames.

Battery foam adapter is included for whoop style batteries. Note - these frames will have to be modified to carry tiny whoop style batteries.

I will be giving away this kit along with 2 BetaFPV 260mah LiHV Batteries.

To enter please share my video and put the link in a comment below. Thank you and good luck.

Remember to like and subscribe so you dont miss out on this giveaway.


Stay Safe and Fly Often.

The 716 motor with jst 1. 25mm 2p connector is pecfect for blade inductrix, tiny whoop flight controller, whose weight is 2. 9g (including cables and connector).
Posted by RC Roundtable | Sep 25, 2017 @ 08:35 AM | 2,656 Views
Episode 38: "We Are Roamin', Hear Us Roar" is now live!

In this episode, we talk about:
- a BIG Phoenix Model Waco YMF-5
- Terry visits the NEAT Fair
- Lee visits the B-17 Fly-In at Bomber Field
- Fitz and Lee visit the Lone Star Flight Museum Grand Opening
- We have a new 3-View project!

You can visit our website at RCRoundtable.com 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 silverxxx | Sep 25, 2017 @ 05:20 AM | 22,118 Views
Found this "Stunt" quad at kmart ( Australia ), for $20
http://www.kmart.com.au/product/stunt-quad/1189803

Some info here:
protocol FQ777 ( devo ok nrf24)
tx- mode 2
battery - 150mA soldered
Weight 31g

Uses geared motors

This is a slowish quad intended for beginners, seems ok otherwise, not a lot of power, there is some more if the prop guards are removed. Battery door can also be removed. I intend to install acro in it to test geared motors.

Board inside uses a gd32 cpu, unknown radio and bosch gyro.
Posted by TINGW | Sep 25, 2017 @ 02:29 AM | 2,014 Views
Item name: Fire
KV: 2100KV/2300KV/2600KV
Pull: 1280g/ 1450g/ 1200g
Motor Size:Φ27.7x17.7
Battery: 3-6S Lipo
Weight: 32.38g
Imported ISC bearing
0.1mm laminations
N54 magnets
M5 hollow shaft
http://www.bonroytech.com/views.asp?hw_id=413

Item: Storm
KV: 2300KV/2500KV
0.1mm laminations
Imported ISC bearing
N54 magnets
M5 hollow shaft
Motor Dimensions(Dia.*Len): Φ27.7x18.7mm
Weight (g): 33.73g
No.of Cells(Lipo): 3-6S
Max Continuous current(A): 29.3A
Max Continuous Power(W): 468.8W
Internal resistance: 0.04
http://www.bonroytech.com/views.asp?hw_id=422

Item name:Thor
KV: 2200KV/2500KV/2700KV
Motor Dimensions(Dia.*Len): Φ29.7x18.7mm
Weight (g): 37.45g
No.of Cells(Lipo): 3-6S
Max Continuous current(A): 38.3A
Max Continuous Power(W): 612.8W
Internal resistance: 0.04
http://www.bonroytech.com/views.asp?hw_id=423

Item name:Mars
KV: 2400KV/2750KV
Motor Dimensions(Dia.*Len): Φ28.5x18.7mm
Weight (g): 34.36g
No.of Cells(Lipo): 3-6S
Max Continuous current(A): 34.5A
Max Continuous Power(W): 574.4W
Internal resistance: 0.04
http://www.bonroytech.com/views.asp?hw_id=424
Posted by akkteck | Sep 25, 2017 @ 01:59 AM | 3,666 Views
Jet RC BIG 29 (9 min 53 sec)

Posted by kestrel2003 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 12:49 AM | 2,698 Views
A solid Airshow in the mountains. The Swiss Tiger F-5E replacement Programm is beeing restarted soon, so the main contenders are heating up the race; Gripen, Rafael, Eurofighter, maybe soon F-35
Posted by cvlex | Sep 24, 2017 @ 10:47 PM | 17,256 Views
Yesterday I maidened my Multiplex Heron RC sailplane at Sasayama.

Although I purchased the RR kit, I removed the ESC and the folding prop blades and installed a 4.8v2300mAh Ni-MH battery pack for the receiver/ servos.
I also attached a small lead block just behind the electric motor to get proper C.G. position.

My Heron flew so well. Easy to cruise, easy to thermal. Great in the air.

The wing fixing system is also great. At the landing of the third flight, I hit the ground with the left wing. Then the wings popped off and no damage at all.

My friend Takaya took several pics and short vids. The following vid shows the maiden flight and landing.

cvlex


Posted by Absaroka | Sep 24, 2017 @ 09:36 PM | 1,800 Views
Flew the Timber today---kinda like watching grass grow.
Posted by notarealpilot | Sep 24, 2017 @ 09:23 PM | 1,574 Views
WOW!! I had no idea it's been that long! I'm sorry to say the Admiral has been in dry dock for most of that time. A few things contributed to that. One, as I stated before, I think the motors are going to push this thing to fast and out of scale. I was thinking about how to do a gear reduction drive and that meant adjusting the motor mounts and getting gear or belt drives etc. None of which I knew how to do. Since then I realized that you can get gear reduction units already installed on the motors and that means just shortening my drive shafts. But then I've come to the conclusion that maybe I should just wait till its done because I'll probably have several pounds of ballast to make it sit right and that will undoubtedly slow it down some. Secondly, my mentors health has deteriorated significantly and he provided lots of guidance.
Posted by rab | Sep 24, 2017 @ 09:12 PM | 1,830 Views
Spent the last hour of daylight at PGRC yesterday. As it was the war birds, big birds event this weekend and as I have nothing that would qualify as big I brought my DR1 and a Miles M20 I'd just finished. The DR1 behaved like always, a pleasure to fly. The new plane the Miles M20 worked I ran two packs through it. The 2s 400mah packs I used gave me the slow stall speed I was hoping for but not much speed. I don't think it is enough power to loop the plane unless I dive to pick up some momentum. I guess I'll try a 3s 450mah pack next time and see if I like that better.

I should mention that I've been flying the bird of time, an loving it. But I made a newbe mistake, I used transparent covering - which does not make the plane easier to see when it gets some distance out.
Posted by bluem6 | Sep 24, 2017 @ 08:59 PM | 5,192 Views
My first attempted on a 3S build with 1104 didn't go so well. It was bad choice using 8500kv as it is to high and the motor would heat up to much to handle 3S. The quad (Flying Egg) handle 2S great so I kept it as is. I've recently purchase the Jumper X86 a few weeks ago but the performance is so weak. So I've decided to gut out the motor (1104 7500kv) and see how it would handle on 3S.

My previous KingKong 110GT had 1103 on them and they were decent and have been flying nicely but it's time for another build...

Components:

1. Racerstar 10A 2-3S Dshot 600 2in1 (16x16m spacing)
2. F3 flight controller (16x16)
3. 1104 7500kv motors from the Jumper X86
4. KingKong 2840 triblades
5. FrSky SBUS micro receiver
6. 450-850mah 3S
7. AKK A2 200mw AIO

My own "stack", the "red" part is a custom plate since the mounting holes is some weird dimension...Also I need to keep the stack very short or it will not fit once the cover is snap in place.




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Posted by GBLynden | Sep 24, 2017 @ 07:35 PM | 2,650 Views
This is the Unboxing & Review for the new MJX Bugs 6 RTF FPV Racing Drone. I unbox it, fly it, and review it in this video.

MJX Bugs 6 RTF FPV Racing Drone Unboxing & Review (10 min 39 sec)

MJX Bugs 6 RC Drone Notes:

Pros:
- It is literally a racing drone ready to fly out of the box!
- It has the same balanced flight performance in a tight space that the MJX Bugs 3 Drone offers.
- An FPV display that mounts onto the radio is provided and is easy to assemble.
- It comes with a nice 4.3 inch LCD FPV display
- Nice super bright lights
- It comes brushless motors
- A very nice Entry Level FPV Racing Drone perfect for a Beginner.

Cons:
- The proprietary battery is a con for me. I want to fly it more that just once at a time!
Posted by Robert Salcedo | Sep 24, 2017 @ 05:27 PM | 1,503 Views
Hello again im back with more problems. I have a FlySky transmitter binded to my eachine wizard x220 and I'm trying to bind it to my King Kong 90gt which I installed a micro f s i a 8s but the transmitter doesn't register in betaflight and the Drone doesn't respond to the commands. What do I do now do you think it's the transmitter or the receiver I've been looking for help but I don't seem to be able to find any knowledgeable source that I can take it to in my local area is there any place in the Los Angeles area that has experience with troubleshooting drones and betaflight and transmitters.
Posted by kepsilon | Sep 24, 2017 @ 02:44 PM | 1,923 Views
Hi there,

I'm looking to switch from NiMh to LiPo or Li-ion batteries, mainly because my current batteries are far too heavy, being that I need six of them to get 3000mah and 7.2V.
I have found a good Li-ion battery - 2600mah, 3.7V, relatively cheap and small, unlike the majority of LiPo batteries. However, viewing the battery specs, there is no clear value for its amp discharge rate and I'm concerned it may be too low for my car.
Should I buy them and try it out, or should I look for some LiPo batteries instead? Has anyone had experience with using Li-ion??

Another issue I have with LiPos is that they often come in a single hard case that is quite large - I really need some smaller batteries that can be distributed across my car to keep its centre of gravity low.

If you know of any LiPo batteries that aren't too expensive, can achieve 3000mah (or close), can make a voltage of at 7.2-7.4V, and aren't too large, I would really appreciate recommendations.

See the Li-ion battery here:
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/specia...eries/8801558/

Thanks for any advice!!
Posted by farquward | Sep 24, 2017 @ 01:53 PM | 9,984 Views
As most wives, mine likes to keep her babbles nice and shiny. She uses a commercially available home cleaning tub in between professional cleaning. So as the last tub had become used up, she asked if I wanted it. As it turns out, replacing the solvent with rubbing alcohol and setting screws and what not in the basket is a proven winner. Let them soak for a bit, set the basket on some sort of support (I bent a piece of solid # 12 AWG wire) to drip dry, wipe off remaining solvent and it's ready for loctite.
11/5/2017. Picked up some new tools. First up is a soldering station, a huge improvement over the pencil type I have been using since the beginning of recorded history. I've yet to use it in any real work, but I fired it up and tinned the tip in preparation of some pending items needing soldered. It heated up at warp speed and the temp is variable. It also has a finer tip compared to my old iron and a reel for the solder roll, a step into the next dimension. It has the highest rating from an independent consumer group and didn't break the bank either. Very pleased.
Next is a special tool for EC5 type connectors, and will work with the XT series as well. I got this as my EC5's will need to be pressed in from the front and the tried and true method of hammer and screwdriver will not work, these press in from the front. Enter the press, a simple hand vice. Bought on E Bay, the photos show how it works, but not why it works. It came, it will work just fine....Continue Reading