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Posted by schumixmd | Sep 18, 2018 @ 02:48 PM | 4,497 Views
The Jumper T8SG Lite arrived from Banggood.
I will use it few days and afterwards will update the review. Until then few photos.
Posted by thijs slotman | Sep 18, 2018 @ 02:36 PM | 8,951 Views
yet another flight with the floss 210
FPV flight floss 210! and inverted yaw spins training. (4 min 5 sec)

Posted by rclad | Sep 18, 2018 @ 01:48 PM | 2,044 Views
See the latest entry in my IMAC log here.
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Posted by japim | Sep 18, 2018 @ 02:54 AM | 2,354 Views
I just love this plane. It flies so well and I have lots of fun + it looks just awesome in the air. Maybe one day I will build a bigger version.

Follow me - flying behind P61 Black Widow (4 min 51 sec)

Posted by alex111 | Sep 18, 2018 @ 01:14 AM | 3,665 Views
My HMY Britannia all hand made
Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 17, 2018 @ 09:18 PM | 2,155 Views
Custom 250 Quad - Dustoff #1 - I wrecked it but good ;-(

Ground Control RC Custom 250 Quad - Dustoff #1 - I wrecked it but good ;-( (5 min 14 sec)

Well, I haven't flown my custom 250 quad in months.
Time for a DustOff flight ;-)
I just flashed my Flight Controller with BetaFlight.
The Flight Controller is an old CC3D unit.
This flight is to check it out and see how out of tune it is.
Sadly, I ran out of talent on a very bad default setup.
I had a lot of drift and vibration when flying through the prop wash.
I should have waited to get the tune accomplished before performing much acro not mention the fact that I am way out of practice.
I haven't evaluated all the damage yet to see what can be salvaged.
I guess I'm lucky I already have upgrade motors on order for this quad, I'm certainly going to need them ;-)

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Happy Flying!

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Posted by old4570 | Sep 17, 2018 @ 09:08 PM | 2,142 Views

Yeah ! , some one has the dollar bug !

Seriously , a long time ago you could buy something for a dollar . ( I mean a long time ago - like the 1970's )
Those times are long gone , well so I thought .

Apparently , you can still get stuff sent to you ( mind you ) for a lousy dollar ...

And so what we have here is a little chucky ..

Building one is incredibly simple , you just need a match stick or something to punch out the cut outs for the wings N things .
There is no need for glue ..
This particular chucky is a stunt chucky ..
And by that I mean it is supposedly meant to do loops when you hurl it ..
If you look at the pictures you will notice I cut a new slot for the elevator so the chucky would glide straight ..
And glide straight it does ..

Only real issue is the weight , or lack there off !
These are really meant for indoor flight as the slightest breeze has a huge effect on the chucky ..
A school hall or something would be brilliant .
If you plan on relocating the elevator , a very sharp cutting tool will make short work of cutting a new slot ..

Flight trimming was easy , just tweak the foam wings or elevator to suit . ( They are very easy to mold with your fingers )
I was really amazed at how well such a small light chucky can glide without a breeze upsetting it .

What I like ..
1) Cheap @ $1
2) Easy to build ( Kid safe )
3) easy to tune
4) relatively robust

What I don't like
1) Stunt version (?) Will need a sharp cutting implement to correct
2) Indoors only - gets upset by the slightest breeze

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Posted by tc flyer | Sep 17, 2018 @ 05:58 PM | 14,860 Views
Tundra Float wheel mod (2 min 37 sec)

Posted by pressalltheknobs | Sep 17, 2018 @ 05:45 PM | 3,577 Views
In OpenTX a channel is a pipeline of calculations starting with the Source you use to control the channel and ending with the output of the final channel value at the receiver. You set up each channel by adjusting the various parts of the pipeline so that they change the value provided by the Source into the value you want to emit from the receiver.

Source->[INPUT->][Trim->]MIXER->OUTPUT->[OverrideCH->][PPM Center->]Module->Protocol->...Radio-Transmission...->Receiver->[pwm|cppm|sbus...]

The channel pipeline is run periodically, sampling the current value of the Source, transforming it and sending the transformed value to the receiver which emits the value is some form. The receiver gets a new value each time the pipeline is run and so receives a stream of incrementally changing values for the particular channel. Since there is more than one channel, the channel pipelines are processed together and the channel values from each period are typically bundled together sent to the receiver in single data packet. The form this takes depends on the protocol being used. The receiver pulls each channel value out of the data packet it receives emitting it to the appropriate place (eg the PWM pin for that channel or the channel slot in the SBUS data packet)

The latter part of the pipeline...
is set up by choosing a Module, a Protocol and appropriate...Continue Reading
Posted by pressalltheknobs | Sep 17, 2018 @ 05:43 PM | 3,574 Views
In OpenTX, the standard continuous controls (sticks, pots, sliders) give values between -100% and +100% and switches give one of -100%, 0% or +100% depending on the type of switch. Other sources like Telemetry values may have different ranges. Sources are connected to a channel using a MIX line in the channel MIXER and setting the Source field. To move a channel with a Source there must be at least one MIX line in the Channel MIXER. The MIXER allow you to combine MIX Lines so that more than one source can control a channel. Most Sources can also be used with INPUTS the purpose of which is to modify the values that the Source produces and provide.

Trims are special controls that are intended to offset the center position of other controls, principally the sticks. In OpenTX they are implicitly associated with the raw sticks and by default the Trim value will be added as an offset to the associated stick value when it is presented as the Source to a MIX line in the MIXER. Mix Lines can be configured to ignore any Trim value associated with its configured Source.

INPUTS are for adjusting the value a control or other source gives. Each INPUT groups a set of "lines". Only one line from an INPUT is used at once. A line defaults to active but may be made conditional on a real or logical switch position using the Switch field. If the Switch field condition is true then the line is active. For each INPUT, the set of lines is checked in...Continue Reading
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 17, 2018 @ 12:53 PM | 43,340 Views
Last year the guys over at Evolution3d sent me over there DJI Crystalsky mount for the Mavic Pro and I have been using this exclusively since, its had a dramatic amount of use and has been my fist choice with both the Mavic Pro and Mavic Air.

They have now released a new updated design for the Mavic 2 as well as some new adapters for the Crystalsky too.

The New Bracket

Evolution3D specialise in 3D printed parts they design in house them selves and having used the last bracket for well over a year I can honestly say the print quality is 1st class, these brackets are extremely well made, every part of there kits that's not metal is printed and it's all solid and well designed, with the new bracket they have moved to a more traditional design with it fitting in the arms but it still retains one of its best features and thats the ability to fix the Crystalsky both on top of the RC or above it depending on preference, the kit consists of main frame that fits into the arms

...Continue Reading
Posted by Deserteagle | Sep 17, 2018 @ 12:52 PM | 25,336 Views
Made this video on how to make a custom splash screen for the RapidFire and some Random thoughts about the AMA,Fanboys and the FAA

Rapidfire how make a custom logo, Fanboys,FAA and AMA (22 min 42 sec)

Posted by MikeRx | Sep 17, 2018 @ 12:45 PM | 2,240 Views
Here is the 24"..
Minishark 24" (3 min 36 sec)

Here is the 30" running 8s on Tmotor F80 2500kv..
Minishark 8s madness! (5 min 8 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by mwhidden | Sep 17, 2018 @ 11:54 AM | 1,514 Views
Been a while, but I did maiden the Wanderer, and she flies beautifully (or so I'm told, having newer flown a glider before). I was even able to thermal a bit. All in all, I enjoy flying it more than I would have thought.
Posted by unboxingexp | Sep 17, 2018 @ 11:06 AM | 1,581 Views
I got thirsty chilling in my swimming pool. Thanks god I had DJI's Mavic Air at hand to bring me a soda :-)
Drone delivery (1 min 42 sec)

Posted by Pierre_de’ Loop | Sep 17, 2018 @ 09:34 AM | 2,593 Views
The restored Scout flew briefly amid some breezy conditions yesterday and proved (again) to be a fine airplane. Now I'm looking forward to better weather and a little model airplane nostalgia.

Speaking of nostalgia, I've modified some Williams Brothers pilots to resemble some of my favorite childhood toys; the Fisher Price Adventure People from the Northwood's Trailblazer set and the GI Joe Adventure Team Commander.