Posted by BETAFPV | Mar 30, 2020 @ 10:02 PM | 5,182 Views
During the Coronavirus days, what do you guys do at home? If you are one of the FPV guys, any great recommendation for a stay home drone?
Recently, more and more people choose to stay home and play at home, so let's see what will be the best choice kill you time! Please let me know your idea!

Top 1: Beta65X HD Whoop Quadcopter (2S)

>>This is the lightest and smallest brushless cinewhoop at the world!
>>With a thrilling classical brushless cinewhoop-Beta65X HD! Classical size of 65mm and light weight in 30g only. Adopted with the high-definition [email protected] Betafpv Nano HD Camera, lead you to a fairly clear image of every interesting moment with your family and your pet. Stay home and have fun with Beta65X HD.
>>Customized with the lightest 0802 14000KV motors, give you a extreme power no matter you fly indoor or outdoor.
>>Soldered with the BT2.0 connector, which can provide a stable and powerful continuous current so that you can extend the fligth time to 3:00-4:00mins compared to the Beta65 pro 2.


>>Specification
Item: Beta65X HD
Weight: 30g (without battery)
FC: F4 AIO 2S FC
Frame: Meteor65 Frame
Motors: 0802 14000KV Motor
Props: Gemfan 31mm 3-blades props 1.0mm shaft hole
Camera: Betafpv Nano HD Camera
VTX: New 25mW VTX
Canopy: Canopy for Nano HD Camera
Receiver Option(Internal): Frsky FCC/ Frsky LBT/ Futaba/ PNP
Receiver Option(External): DSMX/ Flysky/ TBS Crossfire
Batteries: 2pcs BT2.0 300mah Batteries


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Posted by Cox PT-19 | Mar 30, 2020 @ 09:49 PM | 4,086 Views
Got some front yard flying time with my Hyper Viper today, though it took some prep for each flight. The plane's plastic engine mounts are deteriorating and came loose on both flights, so I'm gonna have to do some serious thinking on the best way to keep it's engine from "departing the area".


Still, got in a couple flights in some fairly smooth air (which has been a rarity lately!).

Front Yard Flying...2003-'06 Cox "Hyper Viper" (3 min 46 sec)
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Posted by davidterrell80 | Mar 30, 2020 @ 08:28 PM | 4,140 Views
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...-owl-spy-drone

"Nearly a decade ago, the U.S. Intelligence Community began work on an experimental ultra-quiet, high-efficiency reconnaissance drone with an advanced hybrid-electric propulsion system. Very limited details about this secretive project, known as Great Horned Owl, have emerged since then. Now, The War Zone can share previously unseen schematics and other details about the resulting stealthy flying-wing-shaped unmanned aircraft called the XRQ-72A, which Scaled Composites, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman well known for producing advanced aircraft designs, developed.

"The War Zone obtained the information via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) supported the Great Horned Owl program, which the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) first disclosed in 2011. IARPA is one of the Intelligence Community's top research and development arms and answers to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. It's not clear which intelligence agency or agencies may have had requirements that led to the Great Horned Owl effort, but the CIA has operated a variety of drones with a wide range of capabilities over the years to conduct various missions."
Posted by Rcam72 | Mar 30, 2020 @ 06:43 PM | 4,202 Views
Hello to all sailplane and model builder enthusiasts, this is my first foray into discussion groups and I am still learning how to use this medium. I came up with this slope design over a year ago and it has generated interest from many of the local fliers. Here are the specs: All wood construction, 60" span, 327 sq. in., 22 oz., 'delta' mixing, covered with Monokote. I am currently offering it as a RTF with servos installed. Hope you find it interesting!
Posted by JohnCC | Mar 30, 2020 @ 06:24 PM | 4,215 Views
DJI Mavic Pro / Mavic 2 Pro / Mavic Zoom Drop & Delivery Device Mechanism (aff)

►DJI Mavic Pro/Mavic Pro Platinum: https://bit.ly/3dDxXRR
►DJI Mavic 2 Pro / Zoom: https://bit.ly/3dzyjsQ


Video Review

DJI Mavic Pro / Mavic 2 Pro / Mavic Zoom Drop & Delivery Device Review (4 min 56 sec)


Main Specifications

1. Suitable for DJI Mavic Pro/Mavic Pro Platinum drone,
2. Can be remotely triggered for as far as the drone can fly.
3. USB charging, one button control to release via the DJI remote controller,
4. Lightweight and solid construction of the clip
5. Bottom mounting, with landing gear included! Does not affect the propellers or sensors!

Photos





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Posted by Old_Pilot | Mar 30, 2020 @ 05:10 PM | 3,795 Views
Next...Das Ugly Cub...Ugly Stik wing with Cub tips and feathers....modified Stik fuse....68" span..still working on the details.....traditional balsa built up

Specs (so far):

68" wingspan 14" chord 9% Joukowski airfoil
4250 800kv motor
11x5 or 12x5 Xoar prop
5 channel T/E/A/R/F
Lemon 6 channel receiver with satellite
5000 mah 50c 6 cell
100 amp ESC with 5 amp SBEC
19 gram metal gear digital servos (may change to std size)

Finishing the drawings and preparing to generate the cut files
Posted by major droner | Mar 30, 2020 @ 03:39 PM | 3,600 Views
my quad with radiolink mini turbopix will only arm after i plug it in to mission planner and test a motor then i can unplug it and it will disarm and rearm no problem but after i diconect battery it will not arm till i plug it back into mission planner and test a motor please help
Posted by UpNup | Mar 30, 2020 @ 12:31 PM | 4,031 Views
Flight report on maiden:

The plane made a graceful arc to the left and dove nose first into the ground. The ground where it landed was in a low spot and muddy. The nose went in about four inches deep. Most of the wings landed next to it. Flight time: 9 seconds

1. Damage report:
Sheared off left wing entirely -- pulled the carbon fiber tube out of the joiner tube
Broke right wing at the outer quarter section
Pulled the top plate holding the wings off the plane
The fin became loose from the fuselage's tail boom
Fuselage was cracked from the front right down the right side until after the wing; fuse's ply servo platform pulled loose on that side
Shattered four ribs on the right inner wing
Pulled the right servo out of the ply base
Ego

2. Good news:
Spinner, 3.1 shaft, and plastic folding prop are solid. Just a good rinse with water was needed to remove the mud.
Everything was repaired in about four to five hours, including re-covering with film in certain key parts
The fuselage did have a crack, but the carbon fiber slats on the boom remained firm
The ailerons were easily reversed in my DX6e.

3. Cause of crash:
Ailerons were not reversed as they should have been.
Wing servos were limited by the clear plastic bubbles taped over them
Pilot couldn't respond within five seconds before plane turned over

Looking forward to flying again with the plane -- and pilot -- better than ever.
Posted by UpNup | Mar 30, 2020 @ 12:14 PM | 4,078 Views
Pride goeth before:
:: reversed ailerons
:: loose servo screws
:: missing servo screws
:: crimped control wires
:: bad or weak soldering
:: overlooked damage from a hard landing
:: caring more what others think than what you know to be the right thing
:: bloated lipos surely lasting one more go
:: low battery voltage in the Tx
:: leaving a prop on during tests
:: leaving a prop on during transports
:: thinking you have time for just one more flight
:: ignoring wind gusts
:: missing that request for help from the newbie
:: hyperfocusing instead of looking to see who has the right of way at the field
:: failing to conduct a range check
:: destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18).
Posted by unboxingexp | Mar 30, 2020 @ 11:31 AM | 3,778 Views
Due to new regulation I tried to build a cinewhoop carrying a full size Gopro well below the 250 gram limit. Here it is at 229 gram with a 3s 300mAh lipo. The drone comes in at 82 gram, the lipo at 30 gram and the Gopro (with battery) at 117 gram. Parts used:
- Fonster Kpro 125
- Diatone Mamba F411 AIO
- Flywoo Robo 1202.5
- Gemfan 3016
- Eachine Nano VTX
- Runcam Nano 3
- TPU mount https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4221168
Sub 250g 3inch cinewhoop with full size Gopro (2 min 46 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Mar 30, 2020 @ 11:01 AM | 3,575 Views
Halloa people

Soooo about a week ago I review GepRC's Dolphin 4" quadro.. First time a flew a sub 250-gram 4" quad..
Not bad at all! But in general custom builds are just that little bit BETTER :P So let's go and build one why don't we

I will mostly be using parts that are also used on the RTF BetaFPV X Knight, with a few differences to make it better and lighter...

Let's first have a look at the frame for it

BetaFPV X-Knight - ULTRA Light 4" Racer - FRAME REVIEW ! (21 min 26 sec)


Parts I'll be using:

the bare Frame: the X Knight 4 or 5 inch frame

the stock X-Knight canopy: the canopy Beta itself uses for this frame

FC / ESC - BetaFPV 20A F4 2-4S AIO: BetaFPV 20A AIO FC & ESC

FPV camera - Runcam nano racer: Runcam nano racer

VTX - Runcam TX 100: Runcam TX100 VTX

motors used - BetaFPV 1505 3600KV: Beta 1505

props - HQprop 4025 2-blade: HQ 2 blade props
Posted by old4570 | Mar 30, 2020 @ 08:32 AM | 3,813 Views
Happy April Fool's Day!

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Just passing it along , 10% is 10% after all .

Actually , check out the drone sale while your at it > https://www.fasttech.com/forums/prom...tent=promotion
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Discussion / Posted by Carmen Chen / Mar 30, 2020 @ 05:02 AM / 4,384 Views / 1 Comments
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Posted by Tokyo_Dom | Mar 30, 2020 @ 01:21 AM | 4,287 Views
So, after my lanyard hook mounted phone holder fail (https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...e#post44129455), i decided to double-down on my transmitter phone FPV experience and ordered a neck mounted phone holder. Well that arrived, and while it works a lot better than the lanyard hook mount, about 1hr after it was delivered, my Little Pilot VR Goggles were delivered. 14 days from ordering, 11 days since shipment (AliExpress free shipping, pretty impressed!)

I realise i look like an idiot wearing it. Even my wife said so. And despite the fact i know these will have next to no resale value (everyone has either Fatsharks, or Eachine EV800D/EV100 in Japan), I think these really are the best goggles for a beginner FPV pilot, especially for flying inside your house. I can walk to pick up my crashed drone without having to take them off. I can see when one of my babies is about to jump on me. I can even fly my drone LOS for a bit before switching to concentrate on the screen. I have no eye problems but i hear its great for those with glasses.

And wow what a difference to the OTG receiver. Something so 'simple' about this. It just works, the reception is clear, the screen is super easy on the eyes. I feel i can fly much better on this, and maintain height better, despite there being only 0.1s delay on the OTG receiver by my measurements.

Oh and it has a switchable centerline on the goggle OSD! Which is great because neither my Silverware quad or Beta65s Lite have it.
Posted by Catherine Chen | Mar 30, 2020 @ 01:08 AM | 4,233 Views
Hello Everyone,

This is our MRX-2+9 Connector.

If you are interested in,Please feel free to contact me. Thank you!

Best Regards,
Catherine
Posted by sgreer | Mar 29, 2020 @ 10:09 PM | 4,700 Views
I was bored and built these lipo dischargers for my own use, feel free to use this information to make your own.
Posted by Hobby Details | Mar 29, 2020 @ 09:50 PM | 4,771 Views
new product:RC Pinion Gear Clutch Tool
Wholesale Price please PM or contact me at: [email protected]
Posted by Spit100 | Mar 29, 2020 @ 09:48 PM | 4,724 Views
I know I have not finished the Barling, and the Anson is a work in progress too, but I couldn’t resist starting the Triplane. Made good progress this weekend. Very challenging and complicated build. Lots of design issues to figure out...

My build thread is in progress here:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-fighter-build

Jon