Posted by AL Porter | Jun 02, 2019 @ 10:06 PM | 423 Views
Posted by AL Porter | Jun 02, 2019 @ 10:03 PM | 375 Views
Posted by kopterheld | Jun 02, 2019 @ 07:50 PM | 459 Views
With a flying weight of under 68 grams a big fun. The FPV Micro Racer is so great to fly. So far, I have had so much fun with only 5 inch racers, but never with a micro racer with a size of 105mm motor distance. Betaflight 4.0.2 is installed on the SailFly X. The throttle is limited to 75%. If the throttle is set to max. 75%, you have no more vibrations and the battery lasts longer. I've taken over the PID settings from the YouTube Albert Kim channel.
The flight behavior of the Micro is awesome. Fly perfectly with the original 3S 300mAh Lipo.
There are only two disadvantages of the SailFly-X and this is the D8 receiver loses the connection after 100 meters and the bad video antenna that does not reach more than 100 meters. I have already flown other racers with 25mW and they had better video channels or antennas and thus a better video reception. The D8 receiver can be replaced by a FrSky R-XSR or with FrSky XM receiver, then you have a perfect reception with 1 to 2 grams more weight. Then I would be at 70 grams takeoff weight. The SailFly is so durable I did not think so. I have repeatedly crashed on the hard ground and nothing. Only the propellers have bent. The propellers I could even turn back and fly on.

Sailfly-X at
Banggood with Coupon: TTxBG10 http://bit.ly/SaFlyX

My full DIFF from Betaflight 4.0.2 here:
https://kopterheld.tv/2019/05/29/happymodel-sailfly-x/

Video 1 – Happymodel Sailfly X Micro FPV Racing Drohne
Happymodel Sailfly X Micro FPV Racing
...Continue Reading
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 02, 2019 @ 06:56 PM | 399 Views
Here is an unedited look at my maiden flight with the H-King Paramotor:

Unedited H-King High Performance Paramotor Maiden Flight Review (5 min 6 sec)

Link to the H-King Paramotor: https://bit.ly/2VXTOcX

Flight Battery Link: https://bit.ly/2HCQCzA

The HobbyKing™ Paramotor is extremely easy to fly due to its very gentle and stable flight characteristics yet once you are used to it, it will perform loops and rolls with ease. Due to the design the huge high performance 2400mm sail opens quickly for easy launching and it will retain its shape even in turbulence. The single skin durable sail is made from 100% ripstop fabric and comes pre-rigged with tough polyethylene lines and ready to attach to the durable aluminum gondola. It does require a computer radio with mixing and servo control curves, to see what is involved in the radio set up please watch the attached video and also the one for the setting up of the parafoil itself.

There is a high level of prefabrication so assembly time is minimal and it is Plug-N-Fly so all you require is your own transmitter, receiver, and battery. The Paramotor is fitted with a powerful 3530-1400KV brushless motor swinging a 10 x 4.7 propeller, it also has a 50 amp electronic speed controller with 5 amp BEC and 2 powerful 15kg high torque metal geared servos. A 3S lipo battery is recommended and it can vary in capacity to suit different flying conditions. The recommended flying weight is 1.6~2.0kg, in light wind conditions it...Continue Reading
Posted by closedsink | Jun 02, 2019 @ 01:41 PM | 553 Views
Some years ago, I wanted to make a LiPo ESR (Effective Series Resistance) tester for keeping track of the health of my LiPos. The tester would work by measuring cell voltage, with and without a load, to calculate the effective cell resistance. This is a measure of the battery quality, and also a way to monitor the health of the battery, by watching for cells going bad (resistance goes up when this happens).

At the time, 3S were the biggest batteries I was using, and so I designed my tester to work with up to 3-cell LiPos. The tester used an LCD display, and indicated ESR readings for all cells at once, along with overall pack ESR. By using cell ESR as well as Pack ESR, the cable/connector resistance could be computed, which is useful as well.

My original prototype got a lot of use, but it was bulky, as it was wired on a breadboard, using through-hole components. But it served its purpose, and there was nothing on the market that did what it did (multi-cell measurements at once).

Here’s a picture of the guts my original prototype (what’s left of it):
Name: V1_pic.jpg
Views: 1
Size: 2.86 MB
Description:

More recently, I was exploring ways to make the design more compact, as well as to support up to 6-cell batteries. I designed a PCB this time. This allowed me to make the design a lot more compact, as well as to add the additional circuitry needed for 6-cell batteries.

“V2”, as I called it, was a success. It displayed cell ESR for up to 6-cell batteries, and displayed all 6 values at once. Here’s a picture of the...Continue Reading
Posted by Bill M - RC | Jun 02, 2019 @ 12:35 PM | 407 Views
Hi fellow pilots & rc enthusiasts

Potensic D50 review. This Potensic D50 GPS 5G WiFi FPV Quadcopter drone with 1080p HD camera, Follow-me, Waypoint navigation and Point Of Interest circle modes review, includes unboxing, inspection, setup, app, camera, fpv, flight, rth & range tests. Flight action starts at 12:00,…enjoy.

You can get this Potensic D50 GPS 5G WiFi FPV Quadcopter drone with 1080p HD camera, Follow-me, Waypoint navigation and Point Of Interest circle modes here in uk now: https://amzn.to/2Xkk6Yc
Limited time Offer:
Promo price:£97.99
Coupon code:ODAUIR4M
Discount: 30% OFF+£10 Clip Coupon
End Date:2019-6-10 23:59BST

You can get this Potensic D50 GPS 5G WiFi FPV Quadcopter drone internationally from here: http://bit.ly/2Iefwoc


Potensic D50 review - GPS 5G WiFi FPV 1080p HD Camera Quadcopter drone (36 min 16 sec)

Posted by Harvey Rc | Jun 02, 2019 @ 11:40 AM | 316 Views
Hi everyone, I want to build a viperjet 3.5m length,3m width,expected to weigh 10kg...I don't know where to get plans from,and where to get good 3mm depron foams...hope you guys can help me out with this...thanks
Posted by FlightZoomer | Jun 02, 2019 @ 07:45 AM | 359 Views
ILS Approach for Arducopter (5 min 31 sec)

The recently released Version 3.2 of my GCS FlightZoomer (for ArduCopter) offers an automatic approach system, that is similar to the ILS for manned aviation. For plane it was working since last year but since copters can't just slip down the glideslope and then touch down with a lot of forward speed, the implemented procedure had to be changed as follows:
Name: ILSCopter.png
Views: 0
Size: 33.0 KB
Description:
❶ At first, Copters will stay in GUIDED mode and will descend on the glideslope towards the runway.
❷ The moment, when an altitude of 7m above ground will be reached, the descend will stop and the copter will continue in level flight until the begin of the runway is reached.
❸ At that point, forward speed will be cut to zero, and the FlightZoomer autopilot will put the copter automatically in ArduCopter's LAND mode.
❹ The ArduCopter LAND mode will then simply perform a straight down descend.

As you can see in the examples in the video (towards the end), the whole procedure provides stunning results.

Some more bullet points about ILS approaches for copters:
  • As any number of runways and glideslopes can be defined upfront in the FlightZoomer navigation database, the airspace can be structured to support flexible flight operations in changing conditions (different for plane vs copter, have runways for different wind directions).
  • The final descend can start in a controlled manner at a rather high altitude. There is no need to for a long descend in LAND mode.
  • Solution picks up terms and procedures of manned aviation.
  • The procedure does hardly deviate from the solution for planes (the only difference is the short vertical descend right before touchdown).

Posted by old4570 | Jun 02, 2019 @ 12:59 AM | 574 Views
Plan was to CG all 3 new planes starting with the F959 .

Unfortunately just after I was done with the F959 , there is a rain front moving in .

F959

I was expecting all sorts of nasty things , but to my surprise the F959 flies like a bird .
There is one thing it wont do = Turn !
At the very slow chucking speed for CG testing , the rudder and elevator were super soft to non existent .
I did apply just the smallest amount of throttle , maybe 10% .
And the F959 actually flew in a straight line with so little power and maintained altitude . But that soft elevator rudder !
Obviously to get more authority , more speed is needed .
Now , how slow was I flying ? A fast human could easily outrun the F959 .. ( So slow )

Obviously with the F959 so soft on the controls I had to move the battery further back ..
To cut a long story short , I moved the battery almost all the way out from the space where it is supposed to go ..
And it was still soft on the controls , exhibiting no instability what so ever .

I dont know that I have ever come across a model with such a wide CG range .
But it did turn better for moving the battery at such slow speed .
I am going to have to velcro the battery so I can move it further back ..

Hmmmm , at 111 grams flying weight .. And the CG being able to be moved back ..
I wonder if I can pull 12 grams out of the nose ? and make the 959 a true sub 100 gram model !

I really wanted to CG the Ezio and Firstar today as well .. But I dont want to be caught in the rain .. So another time !
Posted by VicT | Jun 01, 2019 @ 11:01 PM | 463 Views
Spektrum technical recommends:

1. Start with a new model and not an existing model.
2. Bind it with the bind plug removed. Make sure receiver is blinking when you bind.
3. In System Setup Channel Assign assign a switch to turn SAFE on or off. Any switch can be used between channel 5-9. The gear channel is 5. If the gear is used for retracts then use channel 6 to activate switch B. I like to use Switch B because it’s the easiest to toggle on and off with the left forefinger pad. The middle position (1) can be set to On or Off.
4. Move both sticks to lower inside position. In the monitor screen make sure throttle, aileron, elevator, and rudder are showing plus or minus 100 percent.
5. Toggle switch B between stops (0 and 2) until you see a “twitch” in the elevator. Stop toggling when you see this and confirm the switch works by holding the model nose down and tail up. SAFE On should give you up elevator. Turning it off should give you neutral elevator. Put model into a bank. The upper wing aileron should raise trying to level the wing. If you don’t get this re toggle the switch again.
6 Once the switch is working you can name the model, select wing type (flaps), throttle, cut, rate switches, mix switches, and audio.
7. On first flight turn SAFE Off and trim the model at what ever minimum power is to maintain altitude (roughly 50 percent throttle) then land. If FM (flight modes) are used then trim for each flight mode such flaps up,...Continue Reading
Posted by UpNup | Jun 01, 2019 @ 09:05 PM | 489 Views
Making my own wheels has been an interesting project. Using layers of balsa and basswood ply has been a challenge, but theirs texture looked like tread. The last part was building a "receptacle" into which they can fit inside the wings between #4 and #6 rib.

I've made my own plans on this. And except for pinching my thumb and later my palm with linesman's pliers working the 1/8" wire, it was relatively painless and full of good sanding effort.

The wheels were rattle can spray painted with Testor’s flat black and I used clear flat matte spray lacquer on the finished wheels for protection and durability. The hubs were dry brushed with Testor’s silver enamel. They were affixed with Gorilla Glue 5-min. Epoxy.
Posted by RCvertt | Jun 01, 2019 @ 04:21 PM | 544 Views
The Apollo XI field has been around for about 60 years. New legislation signed by our president gives the FAA new power over RC flying they did not have before.

Affective May 24th 2019 the FAA suspended operations at the Apollo Field pending review of the local airspace and operating procedures.
Posted by marblekit | Jun 01, 2019 @ 03:06 PM | 518 Views
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 01, 2019 @ 01:23 PM | 522 Views
Test Flight #3 - Ranger G2 with 8X4 Prop - Loops,Rolls, & Flaps Deployment ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcZh1ZxiZ10

After performing the Motor Thrust Angle MOD on the Ranger G2 it gave me space for an 8x4 Prop.
I removed the stock 7x5 Prop to conduct some Test Flights with and 8x4 Prop.
This should produce significantly more thrust than the stock 7x5 Prop.
I have this plane trimmed out pretty well now ;-)
I have increase the Airleron from 100% Scale to 110% Scale to give a bit more Airleron authority.
I think I like that additional deflection on the Airlerons.
I also programmed some down Elevator with the Flaps to keep the plane from nosing up when Flaps are deployed.
Let's see if that helps.
So let's go do some Rolls, Loops, and Flap deployment ;-)

Here is a link to the Motor Thrust Angle MOD Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7CbbKE4ff8

Here is a link to the Motor Thrust Angle MOD Test Flight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3JMLrpKRkI

Here is link to this Plane:

Volantex V757-6 Ranger G2 1200mm Wingspan EPO FPV Airplane PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-RC...47791920140372

Here are the Batteries I use in this Plane:

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=3451564005


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups | Facebook

https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=754189
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Ground-C...3132721/posts/
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 01, 2019 @ 09:09 AM | 558 Views
Halloa guys

short review this time! Of a small item: the new Runcam Racer 2..
Small. but in this case highly recommended.. I am very much impressived with camera.
This is a CMOS racing cam..

Link to the camera: Runcam Racer 2 with 1.8mm or 2.1mm lens

Runcam's 2019 Racer 2 - FULL REVIEW (Recommended) (20 min 17 sec)


Specifications:
sensor type: Super WDR CMOS
sensor size: 1/3 inch
resolution: 600 tvl
lens: 2.1 mm or 1.8 mm
field of view: 145 or 160 degrees
aspect ratio: 4:3 / 16:9 switchable
input voltage: 5 - 36 V
latency: 6 ms
size: 19 mm x 19 mm x 18 mm
weight: 5.5 grams
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: yes
Wide Dynamic Range: yes Super WDR
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Jun 01, 2019 @ 04:58 AM | 575 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Silence ... ça tourne !!! Comme je vous en avais parlé récemment, j'avais craqué pour cet engin et l'ai commandé directement chez iFlight. Voici donc enfin ce fameux MEGABEE ... Un 3" inspiré du shendrone squirt v2 entièrement assemblé par iFlight .Bien conçu, costaud et des finitions très propres, ce petit racer vous permettra de faire des prises de vue tout en douceur, en mode stabilisé ou en acro, dans des endroits confinés en intérieur ou en extérieur, afin de réaliser de jolie cinématiques couplé à une bonne caméra (normalement prévu pour la Gopro 7 Black) . Bien équipé avec sa Tower SucceX F4 V2 et sa caméra FPV Caddx Ratel, il est très maniable et hyper stable grâce à ses protections d'hélice qui lui servent surtout de conduits d'air qui lui confèrent une poussée supplémentaire . En bref, je ferai bien sur d'autres tests sur cet appareil, mais pour l'instant je suis très content de ses performances . Bon Film à Tous


iFlight MegaBee Cinewhoop 3" - Review Test Démo - Agréablement surpris ! (31 min 4 sec)


NOTATAZ : 17.5/20 Pour les réalisateurs en herbes !!!

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Réactif, Précis, Très stable, Autonomie correcte, Doux et puissant, Très bonne qualité d'image .
Les - : Support cam non orientable, protection d'hélices cassantes sur gros chocs ...

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- IFlight...Continue Reading