Posted by Csites | Jul 06, 2016 @ 11:52 AM | 3,895 Views
I'm a beginner-intermediate RC lover, looking into purchasing a vehicle to step up from my Helion Dominus. I've been recommended to check out the HPI Vorza, but I'm left with the question of what battery setup to use. Is 6s really that beneficial? Will I have to mod my battery housing?
Posted by jmxp69 | Jul 06, 2016 @ 11:37 AM | 8,275 Views
Ever since I saw the Crash Test Hobby Assassin marketing video repeatedly fly the plane into a brick with no more damage than an occasional broken prop I've had two of their planes. The first one was the 36" Assassin. I liked it so much I bought a 55" Grim Reaper. I've flown both planes a ton and both are every bit as rugged as the marketing video demonstrates.

After mixed results trying to get my young son flying with more traditional planes, and after I flew a friend's CTH Albatross, I decided it would be a great trainer to teach my son how to fly. We just came home from the field and the results exceeded expectations. After the hand launch and trim, I handed the radio to Christian. He flew a few laps and gave the radio back for landing. We swapped the battery out and attempted a ground take-off--no problem. I landed right away and turned the radio over to Christian. After two aborted take-offs, he got it off the ground, completed a few circuits, and landed. His first solo!

All-in, he flew 7 2200mah packs. There were a couple of unintentional landings, the last one cost us a prop and a couple of motor screws but the plane itself lived up to its heritage of being very durable. I have about 30 minutes of repair work to do, and Christian will be in the air again.

If you're looking for a durable, competent, slow flying, maneuverable trainer, you should take a serious look at the Crash Test Hobby Albatross. I opted for the Aileron version. After seeing this plane fly today, I know I made the right choice to get my son's skills up to the next level.

The video below is a summary of the build where Christian explains how we put the plane together.

Tech - Crash Test Hobby Albatross 46" Build with Christian (16 min 6 sec)

Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 06, 2016 @ 10:58 AM | 53,178 Views
We have made another modification to one of our best selling products.

The XL Desktop Tool Organizer! We will have these on LainesPlanes.com soon for $24.69 or $29.69 with the drawer kit.
Posted by steaw1 | Jul 06, 2016 @ 08:47 AM | 5,139 Views
does this quadcopter really use the futaba fhss radio protacol and have allitude hold
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Posted by juantamad | Jul 06, 2016 @ 06:27 AM | 6,442 Views
Selfie drone might become a fad, so far several companies already are investing R & D to this new type of drone, so far only few are able to introduced one into the market. Lily, Dobby and Kimon are some of the very first to unveil and sell a drone intended for selfie.

So far most of the drone for selfie do have an auto follow mode, a face recognition, GPS, hover mode as well as it has a great quality camera that most of the drones right now is lacking. The market for this technology might be limited as of now, but expect that in the first half of 2017, selfie drone might be in everyones selfie addicts arsenal.
What do you think?
Posted by Tecesy | Jul 06, 2016 @ 04:09 AM | 10,295 Views
Tecesy RC Trucks 4x4 Off-road Vehicles Collection:

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These High-Speed RC Cars feature a full proportion 1/12 scale racing car design, equipped with a 2.4GHz radio system ready to race, four-wheel independent suspension system and shock absorbers, and independent metal differential, which can steadily move forward and backward, turn left and right. Its direction minitrim also increase your accurate operating. Just fuel up and go enjoying the fun!
Features:
390 Class High-Speed Brushed motor.
220 A class electron stepless speed controller.
Front/rearwheel driven all setup pulverous alloy adding rigidity differential gear.
With antiskid and abrasion proof rubber tire.
Products for full-scale remote control four-drive system, 390-class high speed motor, can speed up to 40kmh/25mph.
With antiskid and abrasion proof rubber tire. Four-wheel independent suspension, shock absorption design provided longer service life.
4WD driven all time, with alloy chassis structure control simulation, it can limberly move forward and back, and turn left and right.
Product configuration standard steering maneuverability, playability, ready to run and no assembly needed. Racing Series, Perfect gift for both adults and kids.

Extreme-4 and X-king High-speed RC Car (3 min 32 sec)


Specifications:
Item type: High-Speed RC Car
Material: ABS
Controller mode: Left/right hand throttle
Function: 1:12 scale, RTR version, four wheel drive, 2.4...Continue Reading
Posted by Mando lowpez | Jul 06, 2016 @ 12:37 AM | 8,826 Views
My helicopter keeps on spinning when I throttle, noticed my tail blade wasn't spinning, and this after 3-4 uses, right when I was getting into it, I know it's most likely my tailmotor, I have a a syma s107 and I noticed that the 2 main motors are the same size as my v911 tailmotor but different color wire, my v911 wires are black and red, my s107 are blue and red and the other are white and black, can I use 1 of the s107 main motors to replace my v911 tailmotor motor? I need some help please, anyone?
Posted by The Rc Reviewer | Jul 05, 2016 @ 11:23 PM | 12,638 Views
This is my comprehensive review of the wltoys A959 Rc Car from Geekbuying. To purchase this car, check out this link:

http://m.geekbuying.com/item/WLtoys-...ue-335782.html

To start off, this Rc car arrives well packaged and protected. I purchased this item at a discount from Geekbuying in exchange for an honest review. After opening the box, the first item included is the users manual. This is presented nicely in a plastic bag, and the English in the manual is great, compared to a lot of other Rc products having bad English. The manual has charging info, as well as a very detailed parts list. The package also includes a useful wheel hex, which can be used to tighten or replace the tires.

The next item included is the charger. It comes with an adapter, depending on your location. For example, mine came with a North American plug. The adapter can be plugged into your wall outlet. Then, you plug the charger into the adapter. After that, you plug in the balance port, and then you plug the battery into the balance port. The balance port will have a red LED that is on while the battery is charging. Once it is done charging, the red LED will turn off, and a green one will turn on instead. The charger has a smart balance system installed, so it is very difficult to overheat or overcharge the battery. The charging time is two and a half hours, and the run time is about ten-fifteen minutes. The battery is a two cell, 7.4 volt, 1100 mAh Li-po. The charger is specifically made for...Continue Reading
Posted by Oneblueyedog | Jul 05, 2016 @ 10:23 PM | 14,246 Views
I went out and flew last Friday. I took the Flash and the Commando. The day was very calm with cumulus clouds developing. Buzzards were riding the thermals.

First, I took a flight with the Flash. It was an ok flight with just a few nervous moments. I'm still squirrly, or it is, on knife edge. I have to remember if it tucks or pulls, but it does take elevator to stay on course. I'm just too new at it. All I want is rudder after the quarter roll.

I landed and then chatted with some club members, actually I listened since one the club member I was having a conversation with was an expert pattern pilot and I tried to absorb what he said all in. He measures incidences to 1/10th of a degree. He discussed pattern judging and new technologies to aid in perfection of plane and pilot. His main point was to trim the aircraft to how you want it to fly and not adapt to the airframe.

Yes the Flash does need more time to trim, perfect, as well as me getting more stick time on it.

Now for the Commando

It's fun to get the veterinary syringe out and fill up the balloon tank and watch people's faces and field questions as I pinch the fuel line with the hemostat and attach it to the carb. The O.S. 10 started right up with the old Sully. The plane took off in about 2 yards and climbed strongly.

Soon I was up making a pattern lapping the field. I then started circling and pulled back the throttle to near idle. Then I saw a buzzard circling and changed course to match his...Continue Reading
Posted by geriatrichippie | Jul 05, 2016 @ 09:23 PM | 10,568 Views
Hi everyone. Tried posting and unsure if it went properly.
Just bought new Xplorer V and first training went fantastic--as complete novice I was proud of my careful and competent lesson till battery bought it home.
Day two attached phone to watch flight details---still trying to get software downloaded or verify it.
Not attached camera yet.

Ten minutes into flight at about 64 feet and just about 10 meters in front of me the battery suddenly disconnected followed soon after by the drone---right down into the salt canal! --

I took all care in ensuring I heard click of battery attaching plus the lock also gave a solid click and even tried several times to physically disconnect during assembly so knew how hard it was to get it off---yet it happened!? Murpheys law we say in Australia that it had drifted over the water.
GUTTED completely--so depressing!
Solutions? Answers anybody?
Posted by aben71 | Jul 05, 2016 @ 07:48 PM | 12,872 Views
Here Is my test flight and review of the new Syma X8HG quadcopter which features altitude hold and a nice HD camera.This a nice reliable arial video quadcopter.
Compared to last years model there is not much change overall.I have a couple of Syma X8c models from last year and the Syma X8 continues to be a good reliable quadcopter .The X8Hg has a much better camera then the X8c.The altitude hold is also new and it works well overall,I tested it out on a really hot day so the built in barometer seems to need to adjust to the hot temperatures,I did find however I felt more comfortable flying higher and taking video with the X8HG than I do with a X8c.
This is a good buy for those looking for a budget aerial video quadcopter ,another good one from Syma

Syma X8HG Drone With Altitude Hold Review (14 min 34 sec)


You can get one here :http://www.banggood.com/Syma-X8HG-Wi...aign=syma-x8hg
Posted by punkindrublik | Jul 05, 2016 @ 06:53 PM | 38,200 Views
Now in stock and shipping immediately!

And don't forget we offer free soldering and your choice of colored nylon standoffs!

http://www.multirotormania.com/32-bi...ontroller.html

Combine the latest FC tech with a high-current capable PDB and you get DTFc, the new heart of your minicopter. Connect all ESC and battery leads directly to this one small board to clean up your wiring, increase build speed, and reduce size, weight, and part count. Integrated 1.2A 5V regulator provides enough power for LED strips, cameras, small VTXs, your RX, lap transponders, and other equipment. Flat-bottom construction means you can mount it directly to your frame.

DTFc features the latest sensor from Invensense with the lowest rate noise in their entire sensor family.

Includes nylon mounting hardware in your choice of colors! (select above)

Features:

- Integrated FC and PDB in one board!
- 120A current sensor!
- PPM/SBUS/SUMD/ Any other input you desire - just plug it in and configure!
- Dedicated LEDstrip port with onboard 5V regulator!
- 6S capable! Made for power!
- Runs Betaflight - BLHeli ESC Passthru capable! (use the DOGE target!)
- Want to try the more advanced dRonin software? That's coming too!
- Two serial ports available - not shared with SerialRX port or USB port!
- Not made in China!
Sticky:

Unique V912

Posted by StevieDee | Jul 05, 2016 @ 05:33 PM | 10,734 Views
Hi chaps,
Thought you might be interested in seeing my 'one off' v912.
Done a few mods that have saved me s and could save you money too.
First, the landing skids, which break quite easily, especially in cold weather, on any type of hard landing. Just heat the 'legs' (using a lighter) be carefull not to melt them, and splay them outwards slightly. This gives them more 'spring' and IMO, looks better.
More later,
Take care,
StevieDee.
Posted by JohnVH | Jul 05, 2016 @ 03:50 PM | 11,618 Views
A windy day rip with the Tundra!

Hobbyking Durafly Tundra windy day flying! (4 min 36 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Jul 05, 2016 @ 02:16 PM | 13,143 Views
Some new motors from Racerstar for you favorite multicopter :P

1103-8000Kv 1cell for 100-120 class multirotor
http://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-11...p-1065657.html

1104-4000Kv for 100-120 class multirotor
http://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-11...p-1065658.html

1306-3100Kv 1-2cell for 150-180-200 class multirotor.
http://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-13...p-1065662.html

1804-2480Kv 1-3cell for 200 class multirotor.
http://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-18...p-1065659.html

1806-2280Kv 1-3cell for 200-250 class multirotor.
http://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-18...p-1065664.html

2204-2300Kv 2-3cell for 250-260-280 class multirotor
http://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-22...p-1065665.html

2205-2300Kv 2-4cell for 250-260-280 class multirotor
http://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-22...p-1065661.html

2206-2200Kv 2-4cell for 250-260-280 class multirotor
http://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-22...p-1065663.html

2403 -2300kv 2-4cell for 250-260-280 class multirotor
http://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-24...p-1065660.html

Further information in links provided....Continue Reading