Posted by GoughyFPV | Today @ 05:45 PM | 10 Views
Total noob to the wonderful world of the Tiny Whoop. Would love some advise on binding the inductrix to a dxe tx. The inductrix has been upgraded to the faster motors and works fine with the stock tx. But when it binds to the Dxe and i throttle up the quad flips to the left?!? Any thoughts would be awesome.
Posted by Treeguy1984 | Today @ 05:34 PM | 19 Views
I changed the pot gains to around 40% and this was the result. MUCH better.

Go pro video to follow

FJU Mega 22 40 1EE Eagle Tree Guardian second flight (5 min 1 sec)

Posted by Ashneil | Today @ 05:25 PM | 25 Views

I have the Diatone Crusader GT2 200 and would like to wire it up to the AT9 radio link receiver. I have the RD6 receiver and would like to use SBUS.
This is my first PNP quad and so I am not sure about all the wires and how they wire up the electronics.
If somebody can provide photos of the wire connections with some explanations than that would be very helpful.

Thank you,
Posted by mlilasic | Today @ 05:08 PM | 40 Views
Review of RunCam3 - HD cam "Born for RC Fanatics" - RunCam 3 64G HD 1080p/60fps NTSC/PAL 155 Degree Wide Angle WiFi FPV Camera

I really like the slogan of RunCam3 "Born for RC Fanatics" as I think of my self as one. I hope it will be able to meet the expectations of us. More test video to follow. I am waiting for 3D printed holder for my RunCam3.

Interesting about this cam is its dedication to FPV: beside HDMI out, it has also analog TV out, as old SJ4000 had. So it can be used to parallel record HD footage and send via VTX analog signal to ground LCD or FPV googles. In packet comes Micro-USB TV-Out cable. Nice

Also, RC3 price tag of 100$ is also more than welcomed.

Detailed specifications of RunCam 3:

Real weight: 68g

Video Files: MOV
TV Output: NTSC / PAL
Interface: Micro USB
USB Power Input: DC 5V-17V
Working Current: 600 mA
FOV(Angle of Field): 155°
Image Resolution: 2 megapixels
Image Flip(Manual/Auto) : 180° Rotation
Dimension: 38mm(L) * 37.5mm(W) * 38mm(H)
Video Resolution: 1080p@60fps / 1080p@30fps 720p@120fps / 720p@60fps
Max Micro SD Card Supported: 64G(need class 6 or above)
Battery Capacity: 960mAh(1.5h @1080P 30fps / 1h @1080P 60fps)
Setting reference of scene parameter:
in the sunny day time,1080P 60FPS, WDR off --the best color reduction
Cloudy or evening,1080P 60FPS, WDR on--the best way to show the effect of WDR
At night,1080P 30FPS, WDR on--30FPS is better than 60FPS

Exceptional WDR...Continue Reading
Posted by marblekit | Today @ 02:26 PM | 113 Views
Jumper X86 Micro Drone (11 min 29 sec)

Posted by Frankiefos | Today @ 02:10 PM | 128 Views
I have recently purchased the flightline spitfire 1200mm, and need advice. I was advised to purchase the Etronix 2.0 x6 pro transmitter/receiver and this is where the confusion kicks in. The instruction manual is in my opinion poorly written but it may be my inexperience in flying model aircraft which maybe the problem. Does anyone have any advice on setting up my equipment.

Posted by danielraible | Today @ 01:31 PM | 162 Views
Pat Tritle / Manzano Laser 44" DeHavilland Tiger Moth
Posted by mlilasic | Today @ 01:22 PM | 202 Views
Review of Racerstar Star20 & Build Log - DShot600 4in1 BB2 20A Blheli_S 2-4S Detachable 4 In 1 ESC D-shot Ready for FPV Racing Drone

Few days ago I received the brand new Racerstar Star20 20A 4in1 ESC. The great thing about this new BLHeliS ESC is, that it is composed of 4 individual 20A ESC which can be used separately or as a whole, and they can be bought as separate or as a preassembled 4in1 ESC.
At the moment there are not many Detachable 4in1 BLHeli_S ESCs on the market, so it is very welcomed.

Finally we have a option to use 4in1 ESC like whole or like classical separate ESCs. Other great benefit is that single one can be bought separate so in case of failure or crash damage to one of ESCs there is possibility to buy only one single Star20 ESC, or to buy and have one in spare set. I think this really a big plus to 4in1 stye ESCs because there was lot of skeptic buyers who didn't want to buy 4in1 ESCs as malfunction on 1 ESC rendered the whole 4in1 ESC useless.

4in1 ESCs have few positive sides vs. single ones, as they are in most cases lighter but more important, mass of 4 ESCs in case of 4in1 style is centralized and FC has lighter job of controlling the craft as opposed when weight of ESC is distributed on arms.

Star20 4in1 ESC weights only 16g:

  • Con. Current: 20A
  • Peak Current: 25A (10s)
  • BEC: No
  • Lipo: 2-4S
  • power lead wire is 18AWG
  • Programming: YES
  • Mounting Hole: M3, 30.5x30.5mm
  • Size: 36 x 36mm

  • 20A Diecut 4
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Posted by UpNup | Today @ 01:20 PM | 165 Views
Whether it has been rocketry, cycling, golf, or RC planes, the way I learn is by what some have called “extreme hobbying.” Over a period of about two years, I’ll go off the deep end on one topic. I don’t just go play a round of golf, I have subscribe to magazines and watch every tournament on television. I tried playing rounds of golf with every free moment. When my wife was going through chemotherapy for more than three years, I found solace in a road bicycle. I would ride until I couldn’t feel the pain of her hurting so badly. And recently, I’ve been getting into radio-controlled airplanes.
Psychologists say that having a hobby is terrific. It should add something to our lives, giving us an alternative to just scanning through Facebook, reading romantic novels non-stop, or zoning out for hours in front of a TV. I’ve learned that there are hobbies that help you pass the time. But there are also progressive hobbies that can give you stress relief and add joy.

The problem is that hobbies can become so addictive to some of us – like fishing, knitting, or gaming– that it’s possible to pull away from society. The old joke is that pastors would name their deer stand “hospital,” so their church secretaries could say they were visiting at the hospital. At best, you only hang out with people that can tolerate your obsession. But for some, like viewing questionable material on the Internet, that addiction can pull you away from life and into an unhealthy shell.

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Posted by Flyboy222 | Today @ 01:19 PM | 169 Views
Ok, time to lay out the latest on DJI's product releases. During a most recent Facebook live event, DJI was offering some new products coming out. The event was not without a couple of technical glitches and delayed as well. However, as the products are set to amaze, this day was no different.

First discussed was the Ronin 2. This is a suprise as the Ronin was not anticipated to have a followup. The Ronin 2, however had a few suprises such as innovations to bring the handheld gimbal up to a new level.

The linke up soon followed by the Cendance, Tracktenna and Crystal Sky monitor. The Cendence- a super pro remote made to support the Inspire 2 and Matrice 200, The Tracktenna-A High Powered Wireless set to bring a new era of wireless in with signal reliability over long distance and finally the Crystal Sky Monitor which was first featured at the CES convention earlier this year.

While it was absent from the Facebook live event, look for DJI's advanced goggle technology. Made up of two parts, the head ring and the goggles themselve with a built in display, a touch pad and a few simple buttons for simple operation as well.

Check out these products at the DJI store.
Posted by Blaze0021 | Today @ 12:58 PM | 175 Views
This is the Maiden Flight of my FMS Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero 1100mm Warbird. I received this beautiful A6M5 Zero as a Birthday Present from the Cheer Central Suns J2 “Glitter” (Glitterati).. the All-Star Cheer Team that I Coach.

FMS Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero 1100mm Warbird Maiden Flight (4 min 31 sec)

Out of the box, all of parts arrived pristine with no blemishes. Assembly of the model was very straightforward and simple. The only main modification was adding (16) Great Planes 7-Gram Sticky Back Lead Weights within the Plastic Cowl Interior to achieve the manual’s recommended 60-65mm Center of Gravity. Aside from this, the model was assembled and balanced in a short amount of time and ready for setup on the Spektrum DX8 Transmitter.

The FMS Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero 1100mm is a smooth-flying, aerobatic, predictable, and gorgeous Warbird.. a plane that I’ve wanted to have in my fleet for quite some time now.

This Maiden Flight is dedicated to my 2016-2017 Cheer Central Suns J2 “Glitterati” who honor me with this treasured present. With heartfelt gratitude.. thank you.


Receiver: Lemon Rx DSMX Compatible 7-Channel (End-Pin) Receiver / Stabilizer with Diversity Antenna (LM0033)

Ballast: (16) Great Planes 7-Gram Sticky Back Lead Weights within the Plastic Cowl Interior

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, &...Continue Reading
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Today @ 11:56 AM | 576 Views
The DJI Goggles

Today DJI have released their new FPV Goggles for pre order for the Mavic Pro and other DJI Aircraft such as the Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 series

Originally announced with the Mavic Pro last year DJI have today released info and made them available for limited sale

The DJI Goggles are comfortable goggles designed for seamless FPV flying with DJI products. [1] They combine a pair of large ultra-high quality screens, long-range,
low lag wireless connectivity, and direct control of photo and video capture. With Intelligent Flight Modes like ActiveTrack, TapFly, Terrain Follow, Cinematic Mode and
Tripod mode, a totally new flying dimension is created.


The DJI Goggles are able to offer both 720p/60fps normal link and 1080p/30fps at close range with an extremely low latency of just 110ms through DJI’s OcuSync wireless transmission system that also allows you to connect up to 4 devices to a Mavic Pro at the same time.

The antennas is built into the headband ensuring 360° of coverage to offer a reliable connection even if the aircraft is flying behind you.


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Posted by brickman | Today @ 11:36 AM | 248 Views
Am I the only one had it with this company? I know they are sponsers here but come on. Nothing short of scamming there customers. Im done! Buy AMERICAN
Posted by JohnVH | Today @ 11:28 AM | 239 Views
Posted by aben71 | Today @ 09:45 AM | 287 Views
Here is a quick look at a neat little quadcopter from AKK Technologies,This is sold by AKK as the Akk 901.In my first flight here I was blown away at how good this mini pocket quadcopter flew!The 901 is fast ,maneuverable and has a decent flight time as well.

Stay tuned for my full detailed review of the AKK 901 coming soon.

AKK 901 Mini Pocket Drone Quick Look And First Flight (6 min 4 sec)

You can buy the Akk 901 here

Also be sure to have a look at AKK Tecnologies Amazon Storefront featuring many great r/c related products
Posted by Pierre_de’ Loop | Today @ 09:30 AM | 328 Views
The radio installation was easy with plenty of room for clumsy hands. I used some 1/64 plywood for a switch plate on the outside of the fuselage and build the pushrods per the instructions. I began covering with Koverall and dope, but found Stix-it to be easier to work with.


Posted by Knoll53 | Today @ 09:07 AM | 395 Views
mock up of swept far it looks light.
Posted by iacei | Today @ 08:47 AM | 573 Views
Hi Folks,

I have ordered a Eachine VRD2 Pro and will compare it with my customized Headplay 1 + FPV Japan DVR.

Let’s have a preview look at this Headset:

Screen Resolution: 800x480 vs 720p for the Headplay

Well it will fit most of the current needs but until the end of the year cheap HD transmitter will arise (the first batch was crap) so you must be sure that you won’t feel the need to upgrade.
Concerning DJI users I would recommend having at least a 720p headset to use with their P3A+/Mavic equipment.

Screen Size: 5 inch vs 7 inch for the Headplay

5 inch is really the bare minimum but it’s ok. The plus is that it will take less space in the bag.

Video Rx:

40CH + Diversity + -95dB sensitivity + autoscan

Nice touch, really better than the Headplay concerning the diversity and the better sensitivity.


Well, you get 2 CP Antennas whereas on the Headplay V1 you got a crappy Monopole antenna. But to be honest, I smell bad quality here even if the blue and red Eachine antennas where really good.

Extra Features:

- Integrated DVR vs no DVR for the Headplay.
- Tripod stand vs nothing for the Headplay
- Supply Voltage: 2S vs 2S-3S for the Headplay
That’s a bit of a bummer IMHO because I strap all my laying batteries to my headplay with an adaptor to cycle them and with the DVR maybe the delivered battery won’t last long.
- Adjustable Lens vs 2 set of lenses for the Headplay: Beware, even if it says...Continue Reading