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Posted by HLZBells | Today @ 03:50 PM | 80 Views
About to do a how to and general guide with photos on replacing my faulty DX9 clear button
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 02:50 PM | 116 Views
Cutting a $32 sheet of silver impregnated mylar is stressful. Be sure the CA glue has cured before applying the filter, or it'll fog up.
Posted by Jamesworld | Today @ 02:19 PM | 143 Views
I'm looking to for people who are interested in building and flying FPV quads in the North San Diego County area. Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos, Oceanside, Escondido. I'd like to either find some events or get some started. Eighty mile round trips to San Diego is fine, but North County deserves some love too.
Posted by rotorquest | Today @ 02:07 PM | 149 Views
Ok Folks,

We've decided to do a massive price dump on the Vortex 250 ARF Kit, comes with the zipper case AND 2 free Pulse 4s 1550 75c lipos for just $299! W.T.F. is my boss thinking? Who knows so take advantage of this retardedly cheap deal. You won't see anyone selling it this cheap anywhere, probably not even used and with 2 brand new 75c pulse lipos! This is perfect for beginners looking to get into fpv racing/freestyle or even seasoned pilots looking for something easy to get back in the air with. Check it out right now at Rotorquest.com, very limited quantities and once there gone thats it!

Vortex 250 ARF w/zipper case and 2x Pulse 1550 75c lipos:
https://www.rotorquest.com/immersion...?search=vortex
Posted by Alex fpv | Today @ 02:04 PM | 145 Views
Hi I am looking into fpv cameras and I am not sure which is the best one? I don’t mind if it’s a board camera but it is hard to angle it. I have a pic of where I would mount a camera but I am not sure if I am able to mount an non board camera on this frame. So if anybody can help me that would be great!
Posted by BernardW | Today @ 01:46 PM | 163 Views
I don't have kids, probably left my run too late for that, and I'm in my working years but my industry has just about collapsed and I need to get requalified in something. So I've got time, but few resources. If I want something to fly then effectively I've gotta build it, even in this day and age (sorry but a Hong Kong foamie isn't going to do it for me, and it's not what I'd spend the little I can get on). When my day job finished I had to wait months for unemployment benefits, right in the hard part of a classic boom and bust cycle here. I had scraps of low-grade work for the off-season part of the year so I could usually put ten, twenty dollars a week or fortnight into it, but I really wanted to build and fly model planes. Sounds like a luxury, to invest time and precious resources into basically a toy in that situation, but I think it was just what I needed. I'd built a glider and one or two other little kits in my teens back in the 80's and decided that would do me good.

And I did it, there's a long, drawn-out build thread where I downloaded some plans and built up a trainer, with lots of great support and advice from very generous-minded people, and now I'm soloing that model. It's one of the best things I've done for myself in a long time, I greatly enjoyed it, stayed positive, gained or improved my skills, and wound up with the clubs, meeting people who among other things give me a social circle that helps me make contacts to build new work relationships (gradually)...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Today @ 11:57 AM | 233 Views
Another amazing flight on my VQ F8F Bearcat

VQ ARF 80" F8F Bearcat Flight Demo (5 min 4 sec)

Posted by too_oblivious | Today @ 07:38 AM | 397 Views
I recently purchased a TBS Disco and equipment to get into serious aerial photography in addition to the start of FPV videos. I have finally settled down enough with a steady income to pursue my hobby. This will be updated as the parts arrive and I create my 3 axis, semi long range aerial rig.
Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 06:28 AM | 445 Views
Howdy people

I got me another FPV quad here, and this time it's not a racing quad.. Far from it actually To be completely honnest, the first thing that made me want to order it was the looks of it I really like well designed things in general, and this quad is one of the better looking ones (IMHO)..
Okee.. but it allso does it's FPV-trick over 5.8Ghz and not the dreaded WIFI :P Comes with a screen.. records video in the quad..

Link to this quadcopter: Cheerson CX-23 video FPV quad

Offcourse everyone is free to add Their findings / questions etc in this topic.. I'll start the party with a full review:

DutchRC - Cheerson CX-23 a Truely RTF Video FPV Quadcopter - FULL REVIEW! :) (30 min 2 sec)


Specifications:
Quad size: 245 x 245 x 90 mm
Weight: 230 grams
Motors: 1306 3000Kv
Propellors: 4" 2 blades
Lipo: 1200mah 7.4V (2S)
Flight time (real life): 8.5 minutes
Picture resolution: 1920x1080 (full HD)
Video resolution: 1280x720 (HD)
FPV resolution: looks like VGA
FPV type: 5.8Ghz
Control range: 500m
FPV range: 500m
Max altitude: 100m
Posted by TechTronic9000 | Today @ 06:07 AM | 497 Views
Eachine Goggles Two 5.8G Diversity Raceband HD 1080p FPV Goggles Review and DVR MOD


Introduction


The Eachine FPV goggles are a know brand already, it's an exclusive Banggood brand and they supervise the product quality. What is nice about this way of releasing products is the fact that the seller will note the user's desires and implement them thus getting newer modeles with better functions. In this case we will have a thorough look at the Eachine Goggles Two, a FPV headset that really stands out of the crowd due to their specifications. The most important thing that i must start to specify is the type of used screen which in this case is a Full HD 1080p 5" LCD screen, taking image clarity to a whole new level. Of course you may ask why full HD when 5.8Ghz FVP is analog and has ~VGA resolution ? The answer is simple, the Eachine Two also has HDMI input thus enabling digital usage with high end devices and not only that, you can now use them with DJI quadcopter such as the Phantom 3&4, Mavic and Inspire, along with media players, tablets and even PC's making an impressive and immersive experience.

The goggles are available at a special price (currently) from the single existing provider, here: https://goo.gl/oBHSfL



I will start by adding the video review first as you can observe a lot of details from it and then i invite you to read more about the Eachine Two and how to mod them by adding a DVR.

...Continue Reading
Posted by Drone0fPrey | Yesterday @ 10:58 PM | 912 Views
Tell me what you think.

Hope everyone enjoys!
Ninja What! Tree Carving Freestyle at Tawawa Park (DVR) (3 min 56 sec)

Posted by akkteck | Yesterday @ 09:51 PM | 986 Views
AKK storewide 35% off. New product A5 looking for reviewers.

A5:
Features:
Easy to install, plug and play, power by 1S LiPo battery
Video out cable can be connect to OSD
Super light weight: 4.5g, VTX Size: 19*14mm(L*W), Camera Size: 14*14mm(L*W)
Button control instead of switches to change channels,120°view angle camera, good quality image with zero latency.
Suitable for Ultra Micro RC FPV Quadcopter and Fiber Frame Kit, designed for all ranges of flying both indoor or outdoor.

Specifications:
Output power: 25mW
Input power: 3.3V–5.0 V
Current consumption:3.3V-5V, 350mA
Camera resolution: 600TVL
Range: 150m
Video system:NTSC
Mini illumination: 1 lux
Field of view: 120°viewing angle
Antenna: Dipole brass antenna
Frequency: 5.8GHz 5 bands 40 channels, with Raceband: 5725-5875MHz
VTX Size: 19*14mm(L*W)
Camera Size: 14*14mm(L*W)
Posted by PittSpecial | Yesterday @ 09:30 PM | 1,047 Views
Hello good people.

A few weeks ago I posted about my 92 Camry reaching a Half Million plus miles at:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...0-000-Miles%21

Well, today has been doing more maintenance in keeping it running even better as the original Vacuum Control Valve (VCV) finally degraded to the point that the plastic nipple broke off and I was forced to replace.

Additionally, I found a super neat YouTube Video showing how to Clean the Idle Air Control Valve which is an Electromagnetic controlled valve and with time and mileage it gets really gunk up to the point that at times my car starts but, immediately dies and Idle speed doesn't hold when the Camry is cold. The throttle response also suffers.

Tonight I spent a total of 2 hours performing these two items and did so, with very fast results as a result of good planning and having everything I needed to do these two jobs.

I am posting a few pictures showing you all the details of keeping any car on the road with great success and determination and saving a ton of $$$ while keeping your car and saving that $$$ you would spend on a new or newer car that will ultimately depreciate with time and mileage.

This is how I can sustain my RC Hobby, by keeping my old wheels and I am not in the least feel bad about it!

EDIT: The Video results after all this work!
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2 Liter Engine (5S-FE Engine) - Cleaned the IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE 07-26-2017 (1 min 53 sec)



Here's the VIDEO that I used for my Cleaning the IAC without disassembling it!
#372 Better repair method Toyota Camry Idle Air Control Valve (16 min 19 sec)


Pitts.
Posted by formontoya | Yesterday @ 08:45 PM | 1,089 Views
http://www.flysight.com/
• PIP FUNCTION: FPV goggles PIP function is available with a wide angle front camera.
• HDMI IN FUNCTION: Support HDMI 1.3 digital in, maximum input of 1920*1080/60H,HDMI Goggles can work for phantom 3
• RECEIVING MODULES:FPV video goggles Built-in 5.8GHz diversity receiving modules
• FREQUENCY BANDS : 5.8GHz 40CH
• ANTENNA: Male SMA (goggles with inner hole, antenna with inner pin)
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Brand: FLYSIGHT
Model: SPX02
Display luminance: 350cd/㎡
Display Resolution: 854x480(WVGA)
Channel: 40Channels(5Band X 8channels)
Diversity receiving: Antenna diversity
AV IN(Φ3.5,4p): Video / Stereo Audio input
HDMI IN(C Type): HDMI 1.3 In, HDMI Audio in
DIV AV: Diversity receiving, Video / Audio output
PPM IN(Φ3.5,3p): Support 8 channel PPM IN
Size: 169x70x42mm(not include prominent part)
weight: 160g

Prelude:
I picked up a set of these to replace a box goggle set that I started with: Eachine VR D2 Pro 5 Inches 800*480 40CH 5.8G Diversity FPV Goggles w/ DVR. The VR D2 box goggles served me well as starter goggles, with diversity Rx utilizing a 6dbi patch and a mushroom...I swapped the mushroom for a 4 RH turn clover that I matched on my aircraft. The DVR came in handy for locating lost craft as I could replay and eventually find it. With my S500 quad I've been as far as 1200 feet away and still had good picture, no breakup. Reception on the VR D2 goggle was very good, it is just the picture quality that...Continue Reading
Posted by OrtisFlow | Yesterday @ 06:38 PM | 1,174 Views
I still didn't fly with the inner mounting... but it looks promising.
That was the hacking part...

Oh I'm no more recording footages for my youtube channel because I've no dvr on my new goggles...
But but... I've ordered a runcam 3 to try make better footages.
I've also some Infinity RS FORCE 1500mah on the way too
Posted by mudman1959 | Yesterday @ 06:03 PM | 1,223 Views
What would you do with a Old RC AM Transmitter? Well not much as it just a memory of by gone years in RC flying. BUT.... If you have a a good imagination you just might see something in that Old RC peice of junk. I took my Old Airtronics SR Series AM Transmitter and gutted it and installed the electronics from a Blue Tooth Receiver/Speaker unit by Rave. It took about an hour to make the transition from a store bought Boom Box to something a RC Nut like me would like... It sounds pretty good for a cheap cost. The unit was $30 from Best Buy and within an hour or so I now have something cool!

Mudman1959

Jammin... (1 min 41 sec)

Posted by Quadstar555 | Yesterday @ 05:07 PM | 1,285 Views
Hello I'm Eric the owner of Prestigious Innovation Development, A Step Above RC LLC, And DirectLink Antenna Co. I'd like to interduce a new one of a kind quad that we have developed. We are just wrapping up testing on the proto type and, have got some great results. We are now looking for dealers for the exciting new quad. We plan to only sell to Dealers but we are willing to sell 10 to the public at a discounted rate to get some feedback on the quad.

The Quads name is the Dual Sport By Prestigious Innovation Development or P.I.D. for short. The quad has some very unique Features that we have never seen on a quad before. It can change from a high quality 430mm 117MPH 6S Racing drone to a Search and rescue or aerial photography platform with ease. All you have to do to switch modes is change the props, Flip a switch, change lipos, and bolt on the Night Vision 1-27X Zoom Cam. Here are some of the great features that the quad has to offer. I'll split up the features into all modes, sports mode, and stealth mode.

All models.
1: Redundancy on all sensors and power. Including 2x power modules, 3x accelerometers, 3x Compass, 3x Gyro, and Here GPS With centimeter Ground plane.
2: Also has an acro Mode.
3: Pixhawk 2.1 With Eddison Carrier board and Edison Chip.
4: Dual Lipo's and power modules
5: 3+ Miles range
6: On Screen Display
7: Flight Deck App Installed on a QX7 Taranis. This gives you all the info that mission planner offers on the screen of your Taranis...Continue Reading
Posted by Quadstar555 | Yesterday @ 05:05 PM | 1,269 Views
Hello I'm Eric the owner of Prestigious Innovation Development, A Step Above RC LLC, And DirectLink Antenna Co. I'd like to interduce a new one of a kind quad that we have developed. We are just wrapping up testing on the proto type and, have got some great results. We are now looking for dealers for the exciting new quad. We plan to only sell to Dealers but we are willing to sell 10 to the public at a discounted rate to get some feedback on the quad.

The Quads name is the Dual Sport By Prestigious Innovation Development or P.I.D. for short. The quad has some very unique Features that we have never seen on a quad before. It can change from a high quality 430mm 117MPH 6S Racing drone to a Search and rescue or aerial photography platform with ease. All you have to do to switch modes is change the props, Flip a switch, change lipos, and bolt on the Night Vision 1-27X Zoom Cam. Here are some of the great features that the quad has to offer. I'll split up the features into all modes, sports mode, and stealth mode.

All models.
1: Redundancy on all sensors and power. Including 2x power modules, 3x accelerometers, 3x Compass, 3x Gyro, and Here GPS With centimeter Ground plane.
2: Also has an acro Mode.
3: Pixhawk 2.1 With Eddison Carrier board and Edison Chip.
4: Dual Lipo's and power modules
5: 3+ Miles range
6: On Screen Display
7: Flight Deck App Installed on a QX7 Taranis. This gives you all the info that mission planner offers on the screen of your Taranis...Continue Reading