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Posted by aerosurfer | Today @ 07:16 PM | 7 Views
I should just quit my job and do this every day, for the rest of my life.
Hanse 385 (3 min 53 sec)

Posted by Garrett1234567 | Today @ 05:53 PM | 48 Views
kanawha falls wv 4k (2 min 40 sec)

Posted by kopterheld | Today @ 05:32 PM | 74 Views
I thought LiPo is LiPo but this Tattu is a real Power LiPo.
R-line 1550mAh 95C LiPo have so far been supplied with aluminum plate and standard battery shape. This weighs is 195 grams. The square is almost square 50 x 50 x 41 millimeters and weighs 176 grams less than standard LiPo with 1550mAh.
Because of the width, you may need longer velcro, but fits perfectly on an X or stretched X-frame. Here you can see my GEP LX Leopard with RS2306 2750KV Emax motors. The Tattu sqaure fits perfectly on the frame center, down.
The racer brings with 140Amper each battery to the glow, but the Tattu got lukewarm. Now this is my best Lipo with full force up to the last milli amper hour, suitable for every Hight End Preformace Racer.
Finally, a LiPo which does not overheat at 140 amp load.

Here my Review about the Tattu R-line square 4S 95C 1550mAh Power LiPo for Hight End Quad
(Sorry only DE but with subtitle that you can auto translate)
Tattu R-line square 4S 95C 1550mAh Power LiPo für Hight End Quad (2 min 14 sec)

Here my first flying test with Tattu square, tested with Emax RS2306 2750KV motors and AVAN-R5065 props that need over 120 Amper power LiPo. My Multistar LiPo was overheated
GEP LX5 Leopard Emax RS2306 2750KV 35A AVAN-R5065 Tattu Square 4S Quad (2 min 2 sec)
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Today @ 05:31 PM | 112 Views
DJI Cendence

Over the last few days I have been very lucky to able to spend some time with DJI Cendence controller coupled with CrystalSky on the Inspire 2, I must state first of all that this is pre release hardware and software so some things may change a little on the final product but this is late in the day and I would not expect to see anything major though

After setting up and testing its features for a few days I can say I am honestly very impressed so far, the Inspire 2 RC design dates back to the original Inspire remote and it's clear that was built with ease of use with an touch based app driven product in mind, simple straight forward controls that allows you to get the basics done, as time has gone on more feature have been added and with camera such as the X5 Series there is now a need for a more dedicated controller, the Cendence is that, it brings all the app based features and option back to your finger tips at a touch of a button with out the need to move off the controls.

The Controller

The Cendence controller has been specifically designed to be used with the Inspire 2 and M200 Series, the layout is user friendly and comfortable to hold, it feels solid and well build, like most recent DJI products you overall impression is the this is a Quilty piece of equipment, since the Mavic especially DJI have really been kicking it out the park in this area and it shows.

Its powered by the same 2S 4920mah battery as CrystalSky uses, It does still have a
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Posted by erfolg | Today @ 03:42 PM | 118 Views
I am now finishing a Coverite Gee Bee model D. The kit came with 2 rolls of Black baron covering material. I am intending to use the rolls to cover the model. There is one "fly in the ointment" and that is i do not have the faintest idea how it is applied or finished.

Can anyone advice. I have looked at the web site , which tells me precious little. Hopefully in the USA many more people are familiar with the product.
Posted by erfolg | Today @ 03:40 PM | 114 Views
I am now finishing a Coverite Gee Bee model D. The kit came with 2 rolls of Black baron covering material. I am intending to use the rolls to cover the model. There is one "fly in the oinment" and that is i do not have the faintest idea how it is applied or finished.

Can anyone advice. I have looked at the web site , which tells me precious little. Hopefully in the USA many more people are familiar with the product.
Posted by Desertboy4 | Today @ 02:50 PM | 137 Views
New Oleo alloy struts with rubber tread tires 2 sets of springs
Posted by ChillPhatCat | Today @ 01:09 PM | 227 Views
Went down in the basement yesterday after having cut out some ribs the other day... built about 90% of a wing.

Also have performed some calculations. Horizontal tail volume ratio is 0.393 and neutral point is approximately 3.8 inches from the leading edge of the top wing. Going to try and balance at 3.5 inches.
Posted by winchdoc | Today @ 12:39 PM | 243 Views
This last month has been different. After a brief hospital stay and a painful bone marrow biopsy, it has been confirmed that I have
Waldenstrom's macroglobularanemeia. It is a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. What this means for me is 6 months chemo
starting right after the eclipse. Hopefully I won't get so run down that I can't build or go flyin'.

This is not a big scary cancer that kills you right away, but treatable and controllable. My acupuncturist is confident he can help through the next six months of chemo.
Posted by kicka911 | Today @ 11:23 AM | 277 Views
Finally got the armin wing done for the Super Cub. Now to see how it flies as a 4 channel.
Posted by mike_kelly | Today @ 10:00 AM | 316 Views
In this series of articles we have gotten a Pixhawk loaded with firmware and the basic setup done. Now before we go any further we really need to talk about troubleshooting problems that will arise. The primary tools to help troubleshoot the Pixhawk are it's logs. This is because you can turn on logging for almost every aspect of the Pixhawk. Without the logs your aircraft might suddenly fall from the sky and you might not have a clue why. Looking at the logs can give you the clues you need to discover your problem.

Pixhawk has two different logs.

Telemetry Logs and Dataflash logs.

Telemetry Logs:
T-Logs save the communication between the aircraft and the Ground Station when you have telemetry radios installed and in use. It is a recording of all the Mavlink message sent between Misson Planner and your aircraft during flight. The logs are stored in C:/Program Files (x86)/Mission Planner/logs.

Mission Planner creates a different directory under "logs" for each aircraft you fly. The logs are dated so you can tell which one belongs to which flight.

It can get a little confusing because there are many different kinds of logs created. But here we are just talking about the t-logs.

In Mission Planner, on the Flight button and under the Heads Up Display (HUD) are a group of tabs. One of these tabs is labeled Telemetry logs. You can select "Load Log" and play back your flight to see all the same telemetry that was being displayed during the flight...Continue Reading
Posted by Diesel6401 | Today @ 07:36 AM | 398 Views
Ever since my son was born he's been exposed to aviation. One of his first words was "helicopter", seriously! As an aircraft mechanic for the airlines naturally I'm a aviation enthusiast. Plastic models, books, RC planes and helicopters, he's been exposed to it from day 1. Aviation and Pittsburgh sports are a constant theme in my house . A few months ago I was setting up Phoenix on a new laptop I purchased, he seen me flying and wanted to try. I hand him the radio and get him setup. He's not a natural, by any means, but he was really interested. Since that day he would ask me on several occasions if he could fly, absolutely! In July while thinking of a present for him for his upcoming 6th birthday we decided to get him his first plane. The only plane that came to my mind for him was the Apprentice. When the box arrived directly from HH weeks before his birthday I couldn't wait to open it first and take a peek. We're all kids at heart, right? Looked AWESOME, so I closed the box and was excited for his reaction to his plane.
Posted by Robert R | Today @ 01:34 AM | 520 Views
Dare - Tritle Marionette (1 min 52 sec)

This wonderful little Demoiselle appearing plane is about 15 years old. It is on its third motor. With the initial nicad battery and geared brushed GWS motor it would only get above an altitude of 20 feet finding a thermal and climbing. That was easier than it sounds. It thermals very well but not without a touch of power to overcome it's considerable drag.

After I burned out two brushed motors, a brushless motor and lithium polymer battery were installed Now It will climb out at a 40 degree angle if I want and will cruise for about 40 minutes at less than 1/8 throttle. It can be flown with transmitter trim alone and even be set to fly like a free flight model with no control inputs at all.

This is a beautiful, relaxing fun to build little plane. Brodak, Dare and Pat Tritle have offered us a wonderful plane to build.

Posted by Gimbal Guy | Yesterday @ 11:40 PM | 570 Views
This little #micro is sooo hard to get over.. when I show it to friends they can't believe its not a toy grade model and what tis quad is truly capable of.. all while being a much smaller then my 6045 Tris
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Posted by The Konqueror | Yesterday @ 09:24 PM | 594 Views
Mad Gear Desert Wolf waterproof Test

Mad Gear Desert Wolf in the woods
The Best RC Car For Under $100 (Mad Gear Desert Wolf) (3 min 19 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 08:32 PM | 686 Views
This arrangement can slide into the defroster button when the screws get loose, but should be good enough for 2 drives. The long term requires removing more material & shifting the phone right.