Posted by Markran | Aug 21, 2016 @ 06:27 PM | 5,203 Views
Champ S+ Fly Away
Posted by crashboy1 | Aug 21, 2016 @ 06:26 PM | 2,663 Views
well I got the cleanflight flashed all is good, calibrated, stick controls work fine on the computer, esc's synced then I unplug from the computer and then nothing. I have looked everywhere, youtube forums, Im at a loss. I have also tried the bataflight, still nothing....
Help!!!!!!!! Any one know why this is?
Posted by Medometo | Aug 21, 2016 @ 05:47 PM | 3,347 Views

I have just purchased Taranis X9D Plus which is running OpenTX v2.1.6.
I connected the Taranis to my PC and used it with FPV Event Drone Simulator. After finishing my session, I turned the power switch off but my Taranis remained ON!

Is this normal? It seems to depend on the USB cable because this did not happen with a different USB cable.

Sorry this is my first post to RC Groups, so excuse my ignorance.

By the way, I'm used to the Turnigy 9XR being powered on via the simulator cable, but I was confused with the Taranis because one USB cable did not power it up from the PC and another one did. I believe it depends on the quality of the USB cable but I jsut want to make sure that I'm not alone and that such behaviour won't damage my new Taranis.
Posted by gquiring | Aug 21, 2016 @ 05:41 PM | 8,716 Views
I got the sad news earlier today that Ed Pochinski aka Edy P passed away. It was a surprise to me, I had spoken to Ed maybe a month ago, he was his normal self. He passed away from complications due to pneumonia.

Ed was a guy full of life and always had something positive to say. He loved buying airplanes but rarely flew them. We always busted his chops and he took it well. When I moved to SC about 4 years ago Ed kept an open line with me checking in every few weeks to see how I was doing.

I won't forget him, he along with Bob Mars and Mr C were special people who always entertained us at the local flying field.
Posted by Felipe Garcia | Aug 21, 2016 @ 04:49 PM | 6,020 Views
Chopstick DLG meeting

Chopstick dlg meeting (4 min 51 sec)

Posted by Red Baron 1358 | Aug 21, 2016 @ 04:44 PM | 9,861 Views
Pictures and a little video from our 15th "Where Eagles Dare" AMA/RCCA sanctioned combat event.

2016-08-20 "Where Eagles Dare" Combat Meet (5 min 37 sec)

Posted by SwampDonkey | Aug 21, 2016 @ 04:40 PM | 2,117 Views
So now it has been 15 hours of tinkering with the Vortex 250 Pro, and to my surprise have not been able to solve this one. Replaced one of the Luminere 2204 2300kv motors, and attempted to switch from a D4R-2 to an X4R-SB ran in CPPM. I mounted the new motor, connected the wires (did it lazily the first time....went back and soldered them), connected the X4R-SB and bridged 2 and 3 to put into CPPM mode. I bound my Taranis X9D Plus, updat3d the firmware OSD first 1.xxxx28, and flashed BetaFlight IRCFusionF3 2.5.3 on Cleanflight. Connected to the quad and adjust all the proper settings ie: Ports, Config, and what the others. Made sure my reciever was acting proper on the Reciever page, and then I got to Motors. Click the saftey tab, move the master slider up, and the motors barely pulse on and off for 1.5seconds. Disconnected and now everytime you connect a battery to the quad the motors spin up!! Never seen this before. Tried flashing different firmwares through IRCTools, Vortex Config, Cleanflight, Betaflight and nothing works. Tried bootloader button, checked the hardware, I've made model after model in the Taranis, and even went back to 2.1.2....The quad will flash with different OSD .fw and .hex but the motors still spin up. I've tried just about everything I can think of to fix this. If anyone has ever heard of this, or has an idea how to fix I open as a book lol.
Posted by MultiRotorMania | Aug 21, 2016 @ 03:04 PM | 3,809 Views
Hey everybody. I just wanted to let you guys know we have remodeled our office and warehouse to welcome in all our locals who are in need of their multi-rotor parts. Previously we primarily focused on getting our online orders fulfilled before the shop got above 95 degrees, and when all daily orders were shipped our staff would go home. This made it difficult for our friends to come by and pick up their orders, or grab an extra set of props before hitting the field.

Now we have solid hours, Monday thru Friday from 10AM until 6PM you can come in and we will be happy to get you what you need We are also open on Saturdays from 10AM until 2PM but are closed on Sundays
Our location is 3355 Myrtle Ave, Suite #215 in Sacramento, not far from I80 & Watt Ave.

So feel free to stop on by and say Hi, check out our latest frames and flight control boards, or pick up the latest set of racing motors that you wont find at any other hobby shop!
Posted by DRPROP | Aug 21, 2016 @ 02:14 PM | 24,954 Views
The WBX 5″ and 200h Mini Quad frames are designed and manufactured by a UK based company, RaGG-e.
RaGG-e FPV Frames - Link and Resource list Click Here.

With the RaGG-e Frame designs you can configure your components in more than one way. Luckily Team RaGG-e have done a fantastic job at providing photo sets, video logs and parts lists for their builds. For more ideas and tips I recommend joining the Ragg-e Owners facebook page.
Oscar has also got a really good walk through with tips posted on his blog.
All the links are below.

The permalink for this link list:

RaGG-e Owners Facebook Community

RaGG-e Frames Facebook Page

RaGG-e Frames Homepage

Where to Buy RaGG-e Frames

RaGG-e Frames Instagram

RaGG-e WBX5 Frame:
-Maximum Propeller: 5" (Twin or Triple blades)
-Motors: (MN2204-MN2208)
-Motor Screws: 16xM3 Max 6mm; Use M3x5mm (Loctite Always Recommended)
-Flight Controller Mount: Kiss FC, Naze or any Flight Controller
-Flight Controller Mounting Hardware:
*4xM3x8mm FC Stand offs,
*4xM3 Hex Nuts
*With under mounted PDB Use 4xM3x10mm...Continue Reading
Posted by readysetdrone | Aug 21, 2016 @ 02:12 PM | 3,209 Views
Check out this tiny FPV racer from HeliPal.
Here is my review and flight footage!

FPV Quadcopter Review - HeliPal Storm Owl (7 min 45 sec)

Posted by bobthenuke | Aug 21, 2016 @ 01:47 PM | 24,158 Views
This is a very nice kit of a beautiful plane. I added a couple of simple mods to it including a functioning air brake, drogue chute, and upgraded fans and ESCs to match.

Unfortunately my maiden flight turned out to be a disaster, for reasons still not smoking gun presently. Thoughts include ESC imbalance or over stress (Thanks to "In the tube deep" who lost a beautiful Eurofighter using the same ESC) or paid back Karma...who knows at this point.

Anyhow here are a few before and after pics. ...Continue Reading
Posted by quadhunter | Aug 21, 2016 @ 12:10 PM | 3,175 Views
Very easy so I give this MOD 1 out of 5 wrenches in difficulty.
I have seen others like this so not claiming to be my invention just the way I did it.
A gentleman on hackaday said to never feel bad about using hot-melt glue on a hack, great!
I am happy with the run time on stock size batteries. I also like the extra punch from lighter weight BUT, some bigger batteries are cheaper. These 3500mAh were $10 during a 3DR clearance. Boosts my run-time from 10 minutes to 15 minutes.
Only item besides hot-glue needed is a vitamin bottle. I covered the inside of mine with foil tape which I believe helps reliability near urban areas but YMMV.
If you don't have the vibra tool to cut the body then I like to gently heat a old steak knife or utility knife to cut the body. Watch out for the circuit board inside and supports on either side of the battery compartment. Best part of this mod is it leaves the battery door intact....Continue Reading
Posted by aben71 | Aug 21, 2016 @ 11:18 AM | 2,950 Views
I took out the XK X252 out for a night flight this evening,very good leds and headlights,very good for los flying in the dark.The onboard camera was no good in the dark,a great camera otherwise,it's just not built to film in the dark.I must say the XK 252 is really cool,brushless motors 5.8ghz capable and a cool los night flyer,thumbs up on this one for me

XK X252 Night Flight (8 min 50 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Aug 21, 2016 @ 11:16 AM | 4,315 Views
I decided to install Dronin on my Robocat as a test to see if i could get a tighter tune than my manual "random clicking of anything"

It was so solid i decided to flash it to my Eachine Racer 250.

Below are RAR compressed .UAV files taken before AND after running Dronin's Autotune if you feel like having a quick gander.

On both quads IBUS was used.
On both quads CC3D.

Robocat :

Motors 2204 2300kv
Esc Little Bee 20 amp.
Battery used 1500mah 3cell 45C

Eachine Racer 250 : All stock components.

Motors 2204 2300kv
Esc SimonK 12A
Battery used 1500mah 3cell 45C.
Posted by crashboy1 | Aug 21, 2016 @ 10:29 AM | 1,582 Views
Ok, this is my first build. So far so good, still waiting for the FPV gear
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 21, 2016 @ 09:10 AM | 4,881 Views
Halloa people

not a super new product this time.. The Chaotic has been around for a good 3/4 year or so by now? I didn't come across a lot of (good) video's about it though.. So I picked one up to see what it is about

Link to this quad: Quanum Chaotic RTF

And to get the ball roling.. My show & tell + a flight demo

DutchRC - HobbyKing's Quanum Chaotic full 3D quadcopter - Show & Tell! (20 min 26 sec)

Wheelbase: 400mm
Weight: 627g (without battery)
Motor: 2212 1300KV (DJI slot style shaft)
ESC: Afro ESC 30 Amp (SimonK firmware)
Flight Controller: Quanum Madcow 3D
Propellers: Gemfan Bi-directional 8in 3D Carbon Reinforced Propeller set CW/CCW Multirotor (DJI slot style)
Power distribution board: HobbyKing mini PDB with XT60 Connector
Transmitter: OrangeRx T-SIX 2.4GHz DSM 2 compatible 6CH Transmitter – Mode 2
Receiver: OrangeRx 415X
Posted by vepr | Aug 21, 2016 @ 09:04 AM | 6,510 Views
Took a moth in off the streets and cleaned her up, stipped off painted over packing tape, patched up some holes, Fuse was not originally spackled, so did some layers of spackle and.paint), sand, airbrushed bright orange, did some black texture using airbrush .35 fine needle. Covered with clear packing tape (just where detail painted. Sprayed wing with m77 glue after sanding, spackling, and painting white. Then Iron on carbon ultraCoat, after test fitting all parts, and replacing with new servos, new clevis etc.
Posted by flyin9116 | Aug 21, 2016 @ 08:38 AM | 4,372 Views

Maiden Flight Review UMX P 51D BL (8 min 48 sec)

Posted by flyin9116 | Aug 21, 2016 @ 08:28 AM | 3,990 Views
Thought I would post a picture of the throttle tap on the AR6410LBL board for those who want to install an external esc. With this setup you don't have to change anything in the transmitter. Used this setup on my 1806 powered P-47 and it works great. Name: 20160629_005509.jpg
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Hope this helps anyone with a build that requires a better esc than the stock unit.
Posted by phil alvirez | Aug 21, 2016 @ 08:06 AM | 5,603 Views
modifying anything depends of our point of view of things.
there are those who think that 'if it works, dont mess with it', and do fine. and there are the others, the adventurous, who are always looking for something to 'improve'. and frequently get into trouble.
things are not only not improved, but get messy.
but not only there is room for both; it depends of the personality and goals. both are right, even if at opposite ends.
if it were not for those who want to try a new idea, we still would be living in caves. on the other hand, the conservatives make life safer.
so, after all, we need to understand the others point of view and live in harmony.
live and let live!