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Posted by Choppahman8 | Today @ 12:55 PM | 1 Views
Checking CG location on 3 different models. The CS - (straight leading edge). The original C-1 and the C-6.
Posted by unrauv | Today @ 11:56 AM | 25 Views
I am updating the plans to take this motor:


I have extended the left and right fuselages 4 mm to take the new motors. I have also extent the gear mounts 5 mm to get them further ahead of the CG. (Tail dragger configuration)

I think it will scream with two of these and a 4 cell 1850 mah.

Plans are updated on website.
Posted by Superqooq | Today @ 11:43 AM | 37 Views
Hi. I am new in this hobby. I have done all what is needed. My motors working when i turn up the master mode all the motors work. But when i try with my flysky i6 transmitter(binded correctly) it doesnt at all. No responding. What should i do?

Naze32 rev6
Receiver is on (light on)

Please help
Posted by CarManPhoto | Today @ 11:17 AM | 62 Views
Today setup:
F450 frame
Turnigy Multistar MT2213-935KV
1045 props
ESC 20

DEVO-M flight controller APM 3.2.1
APM Power Module

Turnigy 6x FHSS transmitter
Turnigy FHSS XR7000 reciever

FPV: Eachine RC832 + Eachine ET200

still learning to fly
Posted by Choppahman8 | Today @ 09:28 AM | 97 Views
Wiring of motors done. Waiting on FC board to arrive. After the motors are connected to the board, then I wire the lights. Battery is there for preliminary CG testing. The CG can be adjusted by the placement of the battery. This affects horizontal speed and aerobatic sensitivity.
Posted by Choppahman8 | Today @ 09:08 AM | 122 Views
Back in the hangars for repairs after successful-yes, successful testing of aerobatic modification. We can now do programmed barrel rolls and loops.
Posted by Ayushmnaik | Yesterday @ 10:55 PM | 392 Views
Previously I had emax mt1806 motors but they they didn't work that well. So i bought these new motors..
Specs of the motor......2200kv..... BLDC MOTOR(I have fixed all the props right CW/ CCW)
I am using cc3d borad, flysky fs-i6 transmitter, So when i calibrated and programmed and was ready to fly. [BUT] This happened, it doesn't fly....I think it is not getting enough thrust or something even the thrust is at maximum. Is there anything wrong with my setup.
Check this video for video demonstration
Quadcopter|qav|250 Not Getting Enough Thrust.... (0 min 23 sec)

Posted by Absaroka | Yesterday @ 09:11 PM | 443 Views
Been flying my semi-bush/ sport plane Valiant last couple of days. Here's a short vid--cut out most of the " speck in the sky " footage.
Valiant 9 23 (2 min 20 sec)

Posted by Shoveopoly | Yesterday @ 09:07 PM | 448 Views
Here is my finished Robocat. Omnibus F4 Pro, Foxeer 16:9 camera, Gartt QE2205 motors, DALPROP T5040 V2, and a 1550mah battery. Finished all the set up, and will maiden tomorrow.
Posted by gquiring | Yesterday @ 07:52 PM | 465 Views
The cotton makes a great background for some nice photography. Grafas Maxi and Prelude both from Top Model.
Posted by MikeRx | Yesterday @ 07:16 PM | 495 Views
Going well on 7s, but 6s with larger prop is the sweet spot, being lighter with the same thrust.
All prototypes are flying well in the lingering summer heat.
New batteries and more powerful designs coming in time for cool fall air.
Working to get 8s perfected.
Here is prop failure and motor shed after a couple short bursts...
8s test with blade failure (1 min 49 sec)

Posted by Patton_Racing | Yesterday @ 07:16 PM | 487 Views
I went to the swap meet today with hopes of finding a few cheap parts or a roller. I was looking at a box full of parts, tires, chassis, several motors, esc's, servos, an old school Bandit (missing only the body), and an unknown Lost chassis. The guy told me to take the entire box for $20. Sweet.

I will likely use the Bandit as my beach basher, because there's a set of paddles for it in the box. It came with a Novak Duster and it works great.
So far I have 8 vintage working motors out of the bunch, and a few that are not even complete. I spent the entire day testing electronics and finding parts to complete the projects.
Posted by SteelRainSpo | Yesterday @ 07:10 PM | 523 Views
Flip32 AIO Vedrfilnor Blheli32 Flight Controller Review (10 min 43 sec)

Check out my video review on the new AIO F4 Vedrfolnir with built in 32 bit blheli32 esc's. I discuss some of the boards technical aspects and features, along with some of it's short comings and how to flash it with the proper Betaflight firmware to remedy the blheli32 compatibility situation.

Thanks for watching and please subscribe, like, share and comment if you enjoyed the review and would like to see more upcoming fpv related video's
Posted by Bunnyshooter223 | Yesterday @ 06:12 PM | 533 Views
I got a new idea for a 3D airplane design: 'rotor' placed in right or left wing. Or both...

So when hovering, can use rotor in favor of, or in addition to, Aileron control.
Kind of like a helicopter.

This should aid in controlling torque roll. I call it: ROFLcopter

I will post a crappy pic soon
Edit: Pic uploaded
Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 03:32 PM | 630 Views
This is the Floureon Lipo Battery Test for the 1/14 Scale Eachine RatingKing F14 Buggy 4x4 RTR FPV Buggy.

In this video I provide a quick intro on the battery, drive it around, and show you what it looks like to drive this buggy from the FPV perspective and line of sight. Of course, I tie it up at the end, not as well as I should have though. I forgot to mention that the battery I used in this test wasn't fully charged. I used the uncharged battery, but you still get to see it perform well!

Floureon Lipo Battery Test With The 1/14 Scale Eachine RatingKing F14 4x4 RTR 5.8G FPV Buggy (3 min 20 sec)

Battery Review Notes:

- The battery after countless tests is a much better performer than the original stock battery.
- Its high C rating is noticeable when you really punch the throttle
- The battery wire is slightly shorter than the stock battery and is heavier gauge. The stock battery is 14AWG and the Floureon battery is 12AWG.

- Its dimensions do not conform perfectly to the battery bay, but it is still small enough to fit and secure it in place.
Posted by Bunnyshooter223 | Yesterday @ 01:58 PM | 689 Views
So i had a few awesome RC Cars/Trucks back in the day...

1) Team Associated Nitro RC10GT Plus RTR (Stadium Truck)
I kept snapping the diff gear 'axle' otherwise simple truck with a nice reliable Thunder Tiger .15 glow engine. Because of this issue, i gifted to a friend. I wish it had a gear diff..

The Thunder Tiger .15 was my most reliable 2-stroke rc car engine. Not a screamer, maybe 30k, but one of my favorite engines. I liked the way it looked too.

2) Traxxas T-Maxx 2.5 RTR
This was a beast. Nitro 4wd, mechanical reverse, 35+ mph, 8 shocks.
I jumped a ramp and performed a controlled flip, landing in all four tires.
It had large tires with tractor style treads that had good grip. You could add throttle or brake mid-air to control pitch like a dirt bike!
The tires would last a loooong time too. But who wants to rebuild 8 shocks?! Fidgety engine... Traxxas claimed 40,000 rpm on the 2.5, but i was always twiddling with it. If i ever got 40k, and i bet i did, it was overheating...

I let a friend borrow it who kept it outside. My fault, i was supposed to retrieve it. It got rained on and forgotten. Not a big deal, i had a blast with that crazy truck.

3) Team Associated Nitro TC3 Team Kit
I built this kit with a beautiful OS .18 CVR-XS that would light up all four tires on demand.
My friend said he thought it was hitting 65mph. 2-speed with some blue ano'd aluminum parts.
I think it was at least 60mph. I painted a nice 2004 Subaru Impreza rally body in Blue Metallic. Then a...Continue Reading
Posted by Kromar | Yesterday @ 01:42 PM | 670 Views
Hello to all. I graduated from my hubsan X4 to the Xiro V. I watched all the YouTube videos over and over and read the " wonderful " directions over and over. I did some low altitude back yard flights with the gimbal on to make sure camera was working. All seems ok I've also read all 257 pages here. Lots of great info. After reading all the non pilot errors and crashes I'm almost afraid to fly it. I'll be practicing today with the gimbal off and see how she flies
Posted by farquward | Yesterday @ 01:18 PM | 680 Views
For quite some time, the last couple of years it's been my goal to get to the 500 class of machines. I found an EC 135 with Align 500 ESP mechanics, a TT and Align 4 blade head. The fuselage is rough, but (some) damage was disclosed by the seller. In pictures, the EC is well, blah. I hoped I'd warm up to it, but it's just plain ugly (IMHO) and with the damage this one has, it's going to hang in the garage. With only four choices for a fuselage (fiberglass/here in the States) I decided to go with another AS 350 B. First, I have to re-configure this 500 to a pod and boom, get it tuned and flying right before I ever consider putting it in a shell. The air frame it's self needs a few parts replaced, but is in overall good shape. Need to round up the missing parts to restore to P & B.
Not having any luck finding a 3 blade head, mine will be an experimental hybrid with 4 blades on top. Now to come up with a custom paint job and graphics. The hard part will be deciding if This is next after the Cal Fire is done, or if the smaller AS is next. Picture(s) when the new fuselage arrives.