Posted by Woodinthesky | Jan 21, 2018 @ 01:44 PM | 1,776 Views
Gravity (3 min 40 sec)

Posted by Absaroka | Jan 21, 2018 @ 12:12 PM | 1,840 Views
Ever lift off with the windsock limp and the wind starts hammering your plane? No tricks today, but at least I got to fly!
Tundra 1-21-2018 (3 min 5 sec)

Posted by justhuman | Jan 21, 2018 @ 11:53 AM | 2,800 Views
The Cherokee II has maiden and flew great.
Cherokee Maiden (4 min 20 sec)

Posted by Nicolai Valenti | Jan 21, 2018 @ 10:42 AM | 2,195 Views
Sandwich Cargo Drone Project (hybrid propulsion system) (3 min 35 sec)

After a few months of work, the first prototype is ready. In the video, we show some moments of construction and testing.

The propulsion system worked better than we expected, now we are focusing on a new generator that will allow staying in the air with 150 grams of fuel per hour (that's awesome if you think the weight at take-off is 5 kg).

The new frame will have a diagonal of one meter, so we will be able to use new motors with a thrust capability of 30 kg.

We saw that the market is really interested in the type of aircraft we are developing, that give us great expectations for the commercialization stage.

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Posted by LittleFish | Jan 21, 2018 @ 09:45 AM | 9,901 Views
My review of this new Hubsan budget GPS drone is a preliminary report of the experience by a first-time user of a GPS 2.4Ghz WiFi vehicle. I received this prize win from Gearbest - many thanks !

Opening the quality box with full cardboard interior compartments, I found the completely assembled drone in perfect condition with hi voltage 2 cell LiPo installed. An empty battery box was also provided, along with extra 4 propellers, prop protectors, battery charger, controller with phone holder, screwdriver, USB charger, parts diagram, and a well-produced instruction manual.

First inspections showed :
*The drone has a good steady propeller geared system with what appears to be ball bearing support. The props spin in reverse direction to most, said to help keep the camera lens free from any debris coming off the props

*The controller battery door was difficult to slide open. I was afraid I might even break it, but finally it suddenly broke loose with a jolt.

*The battery balance plug and red JST connector and leads needed to be crammed into the bay in order to close the door.

*Everything fit, the LEDs turned on, and I put the battery to charge. The battery charged to the specifications exactly on both cells.

My old retired cellphone would not support the WiFi app. I had to borrow a phone, which was a new low-end Samsung (Hubsan staff recommends Samsung for Android users).

By following the instruction manual and app prompts, soon I had the phone linked...Continue Reading
Posted by Barts_Hangar | Jan 21, 2018 @ 05:19 AM | 2,162 Views
Check out this absolutely gorgeous PT-17 Stearman taking to the skies, at the Flying Dutchmen Airshow.

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Gorgeous RC PT-17 Stearman Flight (Flying Dutchmen Airshow) | GIANT SCALE FLYING MODEL (2 min 30 sec)
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Posted by old4570 | Jan 21, 2018 @ 12:25 AM | 3,091 Views
More HOT HUMID weather forcing me to cower behind air-conditioning ( No I am not a summer person at all ) ...
So what to do ?
The parts were here to play with the DLG .. ( So thats what I did )

My DLG is ready for some chuck tests ...

First thing was to put a battery plug on the voltage booster .
Then test for shorts and adequate output voltage .
Then fit a servo plug with the signal wire removed .
Then I had to bind the 4ch Rx ..

With the Rx bound and the test servo working , it was time to plug the Rx into the servos in the DLG ..
Now with a 4Ch Rx , I had to mix 2 channels ( 2 and 3 ) to get the ailerons working correctly ..
This can be a little tricky with OpenTx , but I got there . ( So many ways to do it wrong )

Once the functions were correct , I limited servo travel so as not to over travel the control surfaces (?)
I might still have to much ... ( from mem 519 is max )
My ailerons are 200 and my elevator is 300 .. ( If you use Open Tx you probably understand )

Anyhow .. The DLG is at a starting point , CG is close ( a few mm forward of fact specs )
Wow , you really cant put much weight in the nose at all ... ( To make Factory specified CG )...Continue Reading
Posted by Gary Chen | Jan 20, 2018 @ 11:43 PM | 4,201 Views
Eagle Eye-30IE-360 30X EO/IR Dual Sensor Drone Zoom Camera With 360 Degree Rotation (2 min 42 sec)

Eagle Eye-30IE-360 is the new version of Eagle Eye-30IE,there are 2 features for this new 30X EO/IR zoom camera:the first one is its 360 degree rotation,that means the gimbal has unlimited Yaw angle,which is very useful in missions like security and surveillance.Imagine you are tracking a fast moving target,the tracking will possibly be lost if the gimbal reaches its Yaw angle limit.With the 360 rotation gimbal,this problem will no longer exist.The second feature for Eagle Eye-30IE-360 is that it is equipped with an Ethernet video out.In this case,IP video downlink can be used for video transmission.Anyway,if it happens that an HDMIvideo downlink is needed,then no problem,the gimbal comes with an IP over HDMI converter board.

There will be 2 modes for video out and video recored.
Mode 1:1080P 60FPS video out plus 640*480 video recorded.Mode 2:640*480 video out plus 1080P 60FPS video recorded

1) Weight:1200grams(cameras included)
2) 1/2.8 inch 2.13MP CMOS sensor
3) 30X optical zoom,CVBS and 1080P/60 HDMI output for video downlink
4) 1080P/30 H.264 video recorded for on-board TF card
5) Thermal camera:640*480,25HZ,19mm lens,1-4X digital zooming,radiometric(optional)
6) Auto object tracking function
7) Geotagging,gimbal Yaw/Pitch angle info,height,time will be displayed
8) PWM control and serial command control
9) Convenient wiring hub for RC receiver and video output
10) 3-aixs high stabilized gimbal system
11) Adjustable control speed: SLOW speed for large zoom range,accurate.FAST speed for small zoom range,sensitive and quick.
12) One key back to home position

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Posted by rinoki71 | Jan 20, 2018 @ 10:51 PM | 2,731 Views
Review of the Hubsan H216A X4 Desire Pro GPS Drone with 1080p camera that records quite good video.

Hubsan H216A X4 Desire Pro Quadcopter (GPS & 1080p) Review (24 min 26 sec)

Posted by weathervane | Jan 20, 2018 @ 08:04 PM | 3,367 Views
I have been thinking about a cool new project.

I will attempt to etch an acrylic sign with my CNC machine. I want to try making one with LED's. Something like this.

Posted by newelectro | Jan 20, 2018 @ 07:17 PM | 2,503 Views
Maiden on the Red Me-163 flys good and fast. Friend of mine put P-38 in the dirt. Other than that a good day flying at our field.
Posted by BDOG1 | Jan 20, 2018 @ 07:13 PM | 3,429 Views
Here are a couple of shots of my Dan Wing - Brat 48 inch that I am finishing up.
I just need to add the control horns,push rods and program the model in my DX-9
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 20, 2018 @ 06:44 PM | 3,157 Views
Bloody Hell III (3 min 43 sec)

Sorry about losing her on the vertical climb, but I was laughing so much I forgot what I was doing....she's a beast
Posted by siriusflier | Jan 20, 2018 @ 05:58 PM | 14,840 Views
I am not as experienced with using programmable transmitters as I am sure some RCGroups members are, but I will attempt to provide some input on the Kingkong Ldarc Tiny Tx. This transmitter was sent to me by Banggood, ordered December 28, 2018, shipped January 13, 2018,
and received January 18, 2018. The box mine was sent in was crushed in one corner, but the transmitter does not seem to be harmed by the rough handling.
I would not call this transmitter tiny but it is small. It is 160mm wide by 95mm tall by 40mm thick. The sticks are 90mm apart and 19mm tall. It weighs about 230 grams. The battery is a 1S 600mah lipo with a molex connector. It has to be removed to charge it. There is no charge cord or USB cable included in the package. There are two manuals, one for the transmitter and one for the included receiver. The manuals do not seem very clear or thorough for usage instructions.
I first tried the Tiny Tx with my XK x100 quad. It was easy to bind, just turn on the transmitter, plug the battery into the quad, and push the bind button. Did not take long at all. But the quad went full throttle immediately. Turns out the throttle switch needed to be in reverse position, as did the elevator switch. I got the quad to fly a little, and it seemed to do well, but would not stay bound for long, strictly a problem with the quad.
I then got the Tx to bind with my XK X252 using the same procedure. Throttle and elevator still had to be reversed. Took...Continue Reading
Posted by craytech | Jan 20, 2018 @ 04:09 PM | 4,527 Views
BetaFPV Beta 85 (5 min 27 sec)

Hello everyone welcome back.

In todays video I will be showing you the BetaFPV Beta 85. Im calling it Papa Smurf. This a big jump from the Beta 65. Here are all the specs on the build and what you get.

Wheelbase: 85mm
Weight: 43g (without battery)
Flight Controller: BETAFPV Brushed FC with OSD
Firmware Version: Betaflight BETAFLIGHTF3 3.2.0
Motor: 8.5x20mm coreless brushed motor, 16000KV
Receiver: Frsky D8 potocol / DSMX / Flysky Rx with AFHDS 2A protocol
Camera and 5.8G Tx: AIO 520TVL 1/4 Inch Camera 25mW 48CH
Batterry: 550mAh Lipo HV battery with PowerWhoop connector
Flight time: 5 minutes
Frame: Beta85 frame
Motors: 8.5x20mm 16000KV motors
Props: 48mm 3-blade props
FC: BETAFPV F3 FC with OSD (According to different Rx version)
AIO camera: Z01 Camera
Battery: 550mAh LiHV battery

Pick up the Beta 85

Link to more 550mah BetaFPV LiHV Batteries

Link to BetaFPV Z01 Camera fix

What I fly and what I use

BNF BetaFPV Beta 65
BetaFPV Beta 65 Frame Kit

BetaFPV Flight Controller with Frsky Receiver & BetaFlight OSD

BetaFPV Flight Controller with DSMX Receiver & BetaFlight OSD

BetaFPV Z01 Camera

BetaFPV 230mah LiHV Batteries

BetaFPV Replacement Canopies

BNF Beta 75s

BNF Beta 75

Beta 65s

FPV Goggles I use

Soldering Iron I use

I film all my videos with the Samsung Note 5

Thank you for watching!

Fly Safe & Fly Often
Posted by 1nsan1ty | Jan 20, 2018 @ 04:06 PM | 29,268 Views
Latest review is live! This time a in-depth review and flight test of the Hubsan H216A X4 Desire Pro, a cheap GPS camera quadcopter:
Posted by Mike DB | Jan 20, 2018 @ 01:20 PM | 2,300 Views
A few construction pictures and inside pictures.
I replaced the cast resin Search light with a working more durable scratch built one of brass & aluminum.
The scratch built captain chairs are not part of Dumas kit.
The model weighs 7.4 pounds
Posted by Bill M - RC | Jan 20, 2018 @ 12:28 PM | 2,804 Views
Hi fellow pilots & rc enthusiasts

This Eachine QX95S Micro FPV Racing drone BNF review includes unboxing, inspection, binding, setup & flight test.

Eachine QX95S Micro FPV Racing drone BNF review (17 min 7 sec)

Posted by Doug Simmons | Jan 20, 2018 @ 11:49 AM | 3,807 Views
Rough day yesterday. Went down to the basement, my hangar which I never bother to clean, lots of electronics accumulated over the few years, some not cheap, some not cheap and never used, strewn about the floor... Flooded.

Called the landlady and her husband, sort of the shadow landlord who I think bought the place to give his wife something to do, then launched a search and rescue mission to get anything on the higher, dry patches of floor to safer ground, then combed the water to fish out electronics. Ouch, a receiver, ouch, flight controllers, ouch all my reels of LEDs, ouch a bunch of ESCs including a reversible Tundra esc, ouch this ouch that, DAMN a Talon 90!? Oh c'mon, not that.

Talon friggin' 90 *and* its Castle ESC programming card.

I'll try my luck with isopropyl alcohol, the finest in all of CVS, though the water spared the planes and all my charging stuff as were all the things I needed to continue to fly. Well, at least the water was clean and warm, not poopy water.

There's got to be a lesson for me to learn from this...

On the bright side, the basement is considerably cleaner now.

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 20, 2018 @ 08:11 AM | 2,840 Views
This is the Unboxing for the E-Flite Pawnee Brave Night Flyer 1.2M BNF Basic RC Plane With AS3X Technology. In this video I unbox the plane, show you what it it looks like all put together, and show the lights in action to name a few things I cover in this video.

Unboxing Only - E-Flite Pawnee Brave Night Flyer 1.2M BNF Basic RC Plane With AS3X Technology (8 min 55 sec)