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Posted by GiantPowerLiPos | Today @ 06:50 AM | 35 Views
Team Giant Power drivers were at the IMPBA Can-Am race last weekend. Lots of laughs with a colorful bunch of characters! The Northern Lights Model Boat Club host a great event. A huge variety of Electric, Gas, and nitro boats ran at this 2 day event. Team USA won the battle over Canada. A bunch of Team Giant Power drivers took home lots of trophies! Tom Baffer Jr. won high points Oneida Cup and every electric class entered! Tom had perfect scores (1600 points from 4 1st place heats) in 3 of his fast electric classes!

Giant Power has great Graphene 2.0 battery packs for your fast electric RC race boat! Check them out at www.mojoracingproducts.com...Continue Reading
Posted by scruffy1 | Today @ 05:49 AM | 85 Views
pretty much a blu-baby clone, and all credit to Tony65x55 for a great design which i have largely followed in proportions and layout

my spin on it is slightly larger (just shy of 37") and will use 2s for primary training,and probably 3s for the intermediate mode with ailerons and very likely a kline-fogleman airfoil - those things are fascinating and completely out of kilter with traditional aerodynamic profiles... and very easy to build compared to traditional streamlines ... i really feel the urge to try one

mine is also way more complicated than the original, because.... i can't help myself

anyway, this entry is just to announce the build, and direct anyone who is intrigued to check out the more protracted descriptions of the project, and a selection of photos of the process

hope you like it; there's a few pics below to get you clicking on this link
Posted by epoxyearl | Today @ 04:25 AM | 143 Views
In trying to have a discussion with some of the AMA's staunch supporters. they tend to look askew at anyone whom doesn't seem satisfied with the status quo...
I've been questioning the AMA's methods and results for quite some time now..The large amounts of money spent on wining and dining in D.C., and the scant results stemming from the cash flow..
Mr. Taylor did with $10k, what the AMA couldn't do with at least a Million dollars, (possibly more)IE- stop the FAA in it's tracks.
The AMA hasn't published accurate membership figures yet this year (possibly 140,000 , down from the 188,000 presumed at last years' final tally.
That's a L A R G E decline !-Oh, don't fret- there are nearly 400,000 modelers registered with the FAA, so R/C is alive and well.. The great drop-off in membership is a result of a useless Magazine, non-existent Insurance coverage, and N O W !, the monthly renewal program that allows you to get a full years' membership from the month you join... This has caused some 'tally' problems as the numbers are (in flux.)- it's strange that my computer can add my posts, with no input from me, but the AMA's computer wizards can't seem to get theirs to add each new member to a graph somewhere., and compute an accurate count.
I'm going to keep 'whining' until something happens.
Posted by tinaye2001 | Today @ 01:35 AM | 211 Views
1 pc DYS Aria35A 32bit BLheli_32 fimware ESC with support 3-6S battery, Dshot 1200, multishot, oneshot, and with ARM Cortex MCU STM32F051 48MHZ, built-in Sensor.
Pls access this link for more details: http://bulksell.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...D=263138486259

- Item name: Aria35A
- Continue Current: 35A
- Input Voltage: 3-6S Lipo
- Size: 32*16*5mm
- Weight: 4.37g(exclude the wire)
- Firmware: BLHeli_32
- Support Dshot1200/150/300/600, Oneshot125/42, Multishot, PWM
- Main IC: 2bit ARM Cortex MCU STM32F051 48MHZ


With 32bit ARM Cortex MCU STM32F051 48MHZ micro processor, throttle 2048 resolution ratio,strong anti-interference capacity.

Built-in sensor can be reaction of temperature,output power,output current etc,also programmable for protection.

Support Blheli_32 firmware,can use the signal wire to upgrade the firmware or change the configuration on line.

Current Meter to help show current indication of OSD

With USB linker can be programmable throttle setting like support positive and negative,two way mode,FPV 3D mode,motor speed,braking ,PWM frequency, inlet angle speed setting, onboard RGB LED for customize color, Beep etc.

It use the self-adaption control system,can go automatic with the all kind of the motor in the market,at the mean time it support up to 500HZ PWM,oneshot 125,oneshot 42,Multishot and Dshot 150/300/600/1200.

With special optimize in multi-axis,the motor can launch smoother in a...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 11:52 PM | 232 Views
Those vent mounts are $1 at the dollar store.

A simulation of the corona was released


showing a very unique pattern, distinct from all the past coronas. It made the lion kingdom wonder if it was worth F5.6 instead of F2.8, but F2.8 is very sharp on the wide lens. The corona will be captured by many men & the lion kingdom does mean men. So it won't be worth sacrificing the timelapse to try to get it on the CU lens. It would have been nice to have a 9th camera for making a bracketed CU, anyways.

As we approach zero hour, the mane reason for preparing 8 cameras & having 4 pointing at the sun was to increase the chance of at least 1 getting a minimal shot. The absolute worst thing that could happen is all the cameras failing & your only memory being what you saw with your own eyes. Some of them are definitely expected to get nothing.
Posted by slopemeno | Yesterday @ 11:07 PM | 244 Views
I didn't write this- but I wish I did...
"To sum up, there's this thing called a backblock, and when you squeeze the trigger you can make it go back, and then forward, and then back, and then forward. And sometimes you can make it go really fast back and forward or have a dramatic pause after going back but before going forward. Paintballs come the other end too like other guns, but it's really all about watching the backblock motion."
Posted by scruffy1 | Yesterday @ 10:59 PM | 278 Views
everyone has their own ideas; do what you like, but here's what works for me

while i appreciate that local vendors may well offer advantages in terms of quality control and after sales service, you need to realise that they are selling the same stock as everyone else (unless you get burnt by cheap pirated knock-offs), but adequate research on the forums and using your google-fu will help you find significant bargains

please note that whilst i sometimes link "affiliate items" that garner me some small rewards for referral, that doesn't alter the price versus buying from a direct link, and i am very open about the process - in fact, i am often too lazy to modify the link to my benefit

in any case, my reviews and comments on stuff are without fear or favour - i have nothing to lose by telling it like it is, because if i think something is a steaming crock i won't be directing you to buy it anyway, and if it's good, i'm pleased to be able to enlighten you

when you buy local, the added cost is like buying extended warranty - you pay for it, you might benefit from it, but in effect you are buying something you hope to not need - it's a bit like disability insurance... which i admit i'm glad i have, because all the spare time i have to write on this forum is being sponsored by mine ... but my life is more valuable than toys, so i take a calculated risk on toys that i don't with my health
yes, that's what we play with, and i am happy to call it for what it is

in...Continue Reading
Posted by readysetdrone | Yesterday @ 08:39 PM | 319 Views
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Posted by XB | Yesterday @ 05:48 PM | 535 Views
FlyingCinema CineTank MK2. This build took awhile to get this far. I first saw this over 2 years ago and decided on a DAYA 550 instead.
After completing the DAYA I immediately realized the props showing in the camera during almost any elevator
speed. I played with gimbal limits on the DAYA but props will show on this, period.
While happy with how well the DAYA fly's, I leisurely looked for a better craft.
The DAYA 550 frame is still my favorite, but the props before I reach 10 mph are picked up by the camera.
If I stay on the elevator the props remain in camera range. No big deal, for aerial photography, its a big deal.
I noticed two frames that looked good and seemed either may solve my issue.

The Aerobros T41 being built by blackmennewstyle https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=500310
and the Cinetank MK2 build info by Chile Vuela https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=598100
I thank both you guys for making the custom build part of this hobby tolerable by sharing your knowledge.
You guys ROCK!!

I went with the FlyingCinema CineTank MK 2 L and with it, a slow slide down the rabbit hole of builds.
I almost scrapped this for parts... or thought about placing it in the direct path of the local bus route.
This was the most challenging built so far.
It took 6 months in between jobs to 1. build, 2. test, 3. rebuild... 4. repeat. I'm at 98% completion now;
just some (I hope) fine tuning or different pitch props.

After experiencing (extreme for AP) shaking...Continue Reading
Posted by Yets | Yesterday @ 04:02 PM | 493 Views
Not a comprehensive review...

I break a lot of frames. I'm good at it, really good at it. So I needed to replace a 100mm frame for 8.5mm 2S motors and other than making another bamboo frame I searched Aliexpress for a cheap deal. I chanced upon this ultra cheap carbon frame https://www.aliexpress.com/item/JMT-...311.0.0.X4n4Wq for £2.31. With it being so cheap, if I broke it, I wouldn't be bothered. There were no specs and dimensions, and after doing some rigorous searching on the net for a reviews (finding zero), it was with me within two weeks.

So essentially, the frame is not assembled upon arrival which means constructing it. The 2mm thickness frame sections I guess are supposed to be easy to put together with minimal fuss. This was not the case. As with these products the dimensions and the way they are cut mean that everything is a tight fit, so much so that none of it actually fits. You'll need to grind down the interconnecting parts with a file while trying to minimize carbon fibre dust (which is harmful to your lungs). Best doing this by making the carbon fibre damp and not using a dremel which flings dust into the air.

After much fiddling and filing, I managed to get it into a frame and weighed it with the grommets. It came up a rosy 11 grams. A bit heavy in my opinion but it's 2mm thickness and was going to use 2s motors. The immediate thing I noticed after putting it together was the arms and and the cut out sections. Clearly, this is going to be a weakness......Continue Reading
Posted by vic_man_fpv | Yesterday @ 02:49 PM | 532 Views
EFAW 2407R 2200KV test - vicmanfpv (2 min 39 sec)

It's been a long time since my last video, so here I bring you a video showing the new EFAW motors that are giving so much talk, in this case of 2200KV. Motors with a lot of torque, quite efficient for any type of propellers despite its size, which also gives us an impressive power and pull. High-end motors for demanding pilots. More information: https://www.efaw.shop/
Posted by GTOGreg | Yesterday @ 02:14 PM | 554 Views
Included below is a listing of the components that I will be using to build the “Frankendrone”. Not all of the parts listed for this build will be new, my brother is upgrading his current model and I will be fortunate enough to get a few of his hand-me-downs. This is great because it will keep the cost down, which is important because I want my first build to be something that I can learn to fly without worrying too much about breaking it, plus leave room for future upgrades.

Frame: Space One FPV - Formula 220X Racer
(I am super stoked about this frame, good durability typically runs @ $100.00, but found it on sale at $28.00. This was gifted it to me for this build.)

• 4.5 mm Formula One 220 Quasi-Isotropic Carbon Fiber Unibody Frame
• 2 mm Top plate
• White G10 FPV Plate
• 6x Standoffs
• 2 x Carbon Fiber Camera mount plate
• 12 x Stainless Steel Screws
• High quality rubberized Velcro strap
• Landing Pads

Flight Controller: F4 Advanced Flight Controller - (MPU6000, STM32F405)
(This is a great flight controller at a great price $ 26.99. This was also gifted for this build.)

• Weight: 5g
• 36mm x 36mm (standard 30.5mm between mounting holes)
• Support raceflight and betaflight firmware, default is BF.
• Use MPU6000 accelerometers and gyroscopes
• Gyro and MCU have 3.3V independent power supply
• Support LED strip and blackbox
• Has outputs for up to 6 motors (ESCs)
• Three available hardware UART ports
• Built in inverter for SBUS input
•...Continue Reading
Posted by charles hidalgo | Yesterday @ 02:00 PM | 583 Views
Hyperlite floss V2 5" frame
Hyperlite 2307-2722 motors
HobbyWing XROTOR Flight Control System F4
XRotor Micro 40A 4in1 BLHeli-S DShot600
Runcam micro swift
DYS vtx
HQ 5x4.3x3 Props
Spektrum autobind race rx
Posted by Slayer6307 | Yesterday @ 12:28 PM | 610 Views
I have just got a eachine aurora 90 flysky hooked it up everything was great set up flight modes and so on . All I did was change it to motor spin on arming and hit save and reboot that's where everything went wrong. Everything works osd camera receiver is bond but I get no input from transmitter. Unfortunately I had not save the dump yet I found one on here tried it and the same problem it seemed to be for frsky mine is flysky does that matter , I did make the changes for it to flysky receiver. Any help would be great ....thanks
Posted by aerosurfer | Yesterday @ 10:40 AM | 665 Views
Now only USD110 @ BG because of the anniversary. And yes of course it's an advertisement but the prize is so low you seriously have to buy it!

WORLD RECORD! WORLDS FASTEST MICRO DRONE $126- Eachine Lizard95 review (14 min 34 sec)

Posted by TPfingston | Yesterday @ 10:01 AM | 709 Views
Apparently, I still can't get finished with any of my existing projects so I have again resorted to an (ugh) ARF. While not fond of ARF's, I have liked the flyability (is that a word) of the Ugly Stik line of models. I have owned several over the years including Little Stiks, Middle Stiks, 40 sized, 60 sized and several scratch built from kit plans and some from plans that I drew up. Its just a good flying airplane.

So I decided to try the Great Planes ElectoStik, and a quick order to Tower Hobbies and a 2 day wait and I had one in my hands. I bought the ARF airframe only. I still prefer to provide my own 'innards'.

My Stik is as follows:

Heads Up RC Power 15 motor
FMS 50 Amp ESC
Turnigy 3.6 Amp 3s battery
Hitec Aurora 9 transmitter
Hitec Optima 7 receiver
4 Emax 3103 17 gram servos
11 x 5.5 APC prop
AUW is 3.7 lbs

I had to buy the motor and the servos, everything else I already had on hand. I could have gone with servos on hand but I only had 9 gram servos and I figured something a little bigger would be appropriate., The Emax 17 gram servos are a perfect fit in the precut servo mounting holes. I did not have a 15 sized motor. Everything I had was either too small or too big.

I was concerned about the motor since Tower was recommending a 25 sized motor but according to their weight specs the Power 15 would provide at least 100 watts or more per pound so I thought that I would try it. I have not tested the power setup but Heads Up rates their...Continue Reading