Posted by SGControl | Yesterday @ 03:19 AM | 468 Views
Bought 2 tickets aboard the hype train. Mobular 7’s as Christmas gifts, one for the nephew and one for myself.
Arrived home to a box from the postman and a short break in the rain. A new personal best to bind and configure and this flight was less than ten mins later. Literally its first battery (and only due to rain). No tune. Anti-Gravity, dynamic filter and Air mode enabled and some rough and ready rates. Footage looks whoop quality, Cams missing a lot of detail in the low light and DVR looks fairly shaky, but it feels much stronger and more precise on the sticks than your average whoop. Motors came down cool, as in cold, so theres probably heaps of head room to add D gain and prob P gain on all axis.
So far very happy with it, probably the most ‘ready to fly’ out of the box experience I’ve had. And if anyones taken the time to tune one, don't hesitate to drop some PIDs below. I'll spend some time tuning for my nephew once the weather fines up, but a better starting point would be appreciated cheers

Mobula7 busting my brushless whoop cherry. (2 min 11 sec)

Posted by TinkleWid | Dec 08, 2018 @ 11:25 PM | 519 Views
A bit of luck is always needed when racing through those first 'GHOST' Branches 👻👻👻👻👻

Caddx Turtle v2 🐢 SLOWMO Settings 🦕 3" HGLRC F440 👻 Lucky Day !! (2 min 15 sec)


Equipment Used:
Flying the Kwad Karl (Bando Racer 3) BR3 Frame
XJB 145 build and motors https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-Flame...18277502201801
Caddx Turtle v2 with v2 firmware https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...18277502201801
XM+ https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Mi...18277502201801
VRD2 Pro Goggle
Jumper T8SG
Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...18277502201801

🐢 🐢 🐢 December 2018 Edit 🐢 🐢 🐢
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Caddx MB05 Main Board PCB Mini Camera Module for Turtle V2 (508fd3)
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Caddx CM07 Camera Protective Case Set OSD Board Bracket AV Cable for Caddx Turtle V2 Black/Red - Red https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-CM07-...stlinkid=72555

Caddx MB05-2 1/2.7 CMOS 800TVL Sensor Board Camera Module 1080P 60fps WDR for Turtle V2
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RUNCAM COUPON CODES ( 508fd3 @ 10%)

RunCam Split Mini 2 FOV 130 Degree 1080P/60fps HD Recording & WDR
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Posted by marksp | Dec 08, 2018 @ 10:19 PM | 599 Views
Virtually the second this plane was announced, I jumped on the pre-order list! Very partial to bush planes and have thoroughly enjoyed the Hangar 9 1/4 scale P/A-18 Super Cub (both gas & EP), Hangar 9 DHC-2 Beaver (gas & EP) and the 1/5 scale Carbon Cub (gas).

Most of the build list went together quickly and includes:

- Servo (aileron/Elev/Flaps): Savox 1258TG
- Taildreagger RC servo extensions
- Rudder: Hitec HS-7956HR
- LED system: Electrodynamics (Nav/anti-collision, wig/wag landing, beacon)
- IFlytalies instrument panel
- PR Bushwheel struts
- PR Bushwheel 8.75 Tundra
- Air Top 200mm Tundra
- Jeti Duplex R10 Rex Assist
- Jeti Duplex Dual Mag Switch

The hard part was power selection. Spent the better part of 2 months going back & forth between short list:

1. Saito FG-61TS
2. EME 70 twin w/auto-start
3. 12S EP setup

Finally pulled the trigger on the Saito...beautiful engine although twice the price of the 2-stroke gas and EP. Should sound more scale which is important to me :-)

Now that the engine is sorted, added a few things to the list

- RotoFlow - 16 ounce
- Tech-Aero Ignition BEC
- JC Super XCub prop

Let the build begin!


Posted by szimmerman | Dec 08, 2018 @ 04:34 PM | 583 Views
Has anyone had difficulty in getting Aerobeez Customer Service to respond to damaged parts found in shipments? A week of repeated e-mails and phone messages have not given any response. This company claims to have pride in giving excellent customer service! ……...still waiting.
Posted by Maksimuzz | Dec 08, 2018 @ 02:22 PM | 361 Views
7.6 26.08.2017

It was the first test with a full autopilot - this time the motor was driven by the autopilot itself. And it was a bad mode. (See the next picture) Let's look at the full video of the test.

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The plane began swaying, therefore and I seized control and began to control it myself. Apparently from schedules, the autopilot coped better than me. I too vigorously ruled the aileron. (Actually, for the first time (!) I flew this aircraft manually). However, the problem is not only in the wind. It is seen that the motor control channel worked incorrectly, and the plane entered into swaying with rising magnitude of oscillation. It was decided to significantly change the motor control algorithm, significantly increase the time constant and reduce the gain on this channel. This was done for the next flight.

7.7 02.09.2017

It was one of the most beautiful flights. Video recording was made slower in 2 times. Since the gain was reduced in the throttle channel, the plane picked up speed very slowly, but it took off very nicely, but ... it was flew not by right route. It should be noted that an incident occurred in this trial due to which the check card was created. As shown by TRACK002.LOG, when turned on, the throttle transmitter knob remained warm in the middle position (value 48, the fourth parameter in the line after the character J). The plane did not take off, but it went to the bushes. It took some time to repair it. The flight path is shown in picture....Continue Reading
Posted by Harlan | Dec 08, 2018 @ 02:18 PM | 328 Views
12/8/ 2018 .....I've only been in this RC airplane hobby for about 14 years. I joined before I retired, so I would have something to do when I said goodbye to my job in plastics sales. Little did I know that I wouldn't be bored for lack of things to do. I golfed, fished, carved, traveled, had (have) a list of honey-do stuff, got into shooting handguns, gardening, and watched a lot of sports with seven grandkids. But now I think it's time to clean much of the airplane stuff out of my basement and garage.

I've been saying that I'll whittle things down to four or five airplanes, but which ones! My eyes are nowhere near the condition they were in just a couple of years ago, and I hurt in places now that didn't even hurt yesterday. I guess the years are catching up. I used to love wading a stream and searching for smallmouth bass with a flyrod or spinning gear. Much to my wife's chagrin, I did that at least twice a week and would be gone all day. The last time I tried wading a stream I was stumbling all over. Out of fear of drowning, I finally gave that up for the most part.

My current plan is to stop building because of my shakey hands, and to get rid of most of the planes that move fast because of my eyes. I tried a simple little Easy Star sailplane a few months back, and that seemed to be fun .... plus I could see it very well. As a result I bought a Radian sailplane last summer, and just finished putting that together. Unfortunately, those are electrics, and I...Continue Reading
Posted by archerfpv | Dec 08, 2018 @ 12:50 PM | 346 Views
I picked up a set of these the day they were released and as soon as I installed them on my racer I immediately fell in love with them. Very nice construction, smooth bearings and a lot of power. I’d say their similar to most 2206 motors, speed comparison to my hawk 5 I’d say the top end is about the same 100-110mph but they get there much quicker possibly due to higher kv than the ls2206 2300. I put them on a track and tho I’m not a pro I definitely felt faster around the track than I did on the hawk5. Wound up 4th place at the race that weekend with the setup. But also on same thought I did get 1st the weekend before but also had a lot of errors this weekend due to some of the obstacles on the course that I haven’t done before but still the Win5 felt awesome.

The setup:
XHover Win5 frame
FlightOne Revolt v3 - Sim Mode engaged!
FlightOne Bolt v2
Hyperlite 2205.5 2522kv motors
HQ 5.1x4.6x3 props
ImmersionRC Tramp HV VTX
Runcam Mini Swift 2.5mm lens


PiroFlip Hyperlite 2205.5 2522kv Maiden Test Flight Xhover Win 5 frame (2 min 18 sec)



The weekend before 1st place race. Same quad but had the cheepass 2205 2300’s on.
Nov 25 2018 RedStickRC MultiGP Race 1st Place Run (2 min 37 sec)
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Posted by TMac54 | Dec 08, 2018 @ 10:52 AM | 359 Views
A couple weeks ago, we posted our thoughts (and a video) on some stuff we learned from our 2.5 inch FlexRC Ascent X build pertaining to Flight Controllers and ESCs. Today, we continue down that path and discuss what we've learned about 4 different Micro FPV Drone VTX Antennae.

Specifically, we wanted to find out which of the four types of FPV VTX antennae we have actually worked best for proximity flying near & around obstacles (like trees, buildings, etc.). Thought we might as well make a video on it and perhaps others could benefit as well. We compare the standard linear dipole antenna with the circularly polarized Actuna GEM, Foxeer Lollipop V2, and Lumenier AXII antennae. Side-by-side flight video of FPV feeds along with manufacturer spec’s. Slow the video down to 0.25 or 0.5 speed during the flight videos portion by using the "gear"/Settings Icon at the bottom right of the video. This will allow you to make a better comparison of the 4 flight videos simultaneously. In your opinion, which one wins?
MICRO FPV DRONE PARTS - VTX ANTENNA (7 min 1 sec)

Posted by canino | Dec 08, 2018 @ 10:17 AM | 365 Views
Wolfhoo W01 Tiny Whoov (Review and fpv racing) (5 min 59 sec)


Use coupon: "keuhsvkh" to get 10 usd off !!!
Get it here: https://www.wolfhoo.com/tiny-whoov/

check my older tinywhoov videos:
Build a better tinywhoov part 2(with a skirt) (4 min 56 sec)
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