Posted by _AL_ | Sep 21, 2017 @ 05:01 AM | 5,063 Views
Another MSF come & gone.
The weather made up for last year & I got a LOT of flying in.

The BV141 proved to be perfect for the conditions most days & did more flying than everything else combined.
Some pics of my birds attached courtesy of Norm, Stehl, Owen & Andrew. The link below will take you to the thread with pics & commentary of the entire event.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ia-2017/page83...Continue Reading
Posted by Hobby WOW | Sep 21, 2017 @ 02:32 AM | 3,884 Views
JJRC H49 SOL :Ultra -thin Foldable Drone

The JJRC H49 is another foldable selfie drone from JJRC, the company that brought us the original Elife .Like the battle for the world’s thinnest mobile phone, there seems to be a new fight to achieve the world’s thinnest compact selfie drone. The JJRC H49 may have achieved that, it is incredibly thin at under one-centimeter thick. This is one of the smallest selfie drones we’ve ever seen.

JJRC H49 SOL features :

JJRC packed some good features into this compact machine. It features a 720p HD camera, altitude hold, WiFi FPV, and can be flown with either your smartphone or its compact remote controller. Not only is the H49 small, but the remote also can fit in your pocket.
Probably the biggest improvement on the H49 is that the propellers are directly attached to the motors, there are no gears. Gears are a common weak point for small selfie drones and JJRC has answered with this gearless quad.

You can easily take the drone and remote controller with you .
JJRC H49, only 0.95cm thickness. The foldable arms will automatically pop out with only one press. The 720P camera and WIFI real-time transmission FPV system allows you to take high resolution pictures & video during flight. Also, altitude hold mode, beauty mode, one key return,3D flips will bring you tons of fun.

It includes :
1* Quacopter
1* Battery
1* Remote controller
4* Propeller
1* Manual
1* Propeller remover
1* USB charging cable
Posted by TeeSCee | Sep 21, 2017 @ 02:27 AM | 4,243 Views
Hi everyone.

I bought this frame about 3weeks ago and after a few good crashes the strider has shown it's week points.
Let's start with the positive first:
The bottom portion of the frame is REALLY strong. I think the arms will be nearly impossible to break. They are 5.5mm thick and the carbon is of great quality.
The arms interlock in a clever way making the bottom part as solid as a one piece bottom plate.

The geometry of the frame is just perfect. You can even use 5.5" props if you want and the electronics are fairly easy to fit inside the frame.

Then the parts that need improvement.
The arms are 5.5mm thick and they are sandwiched by 2 2mm plates, this all adds up to a heavy frame. If the arms would be 4 or 4.5mm thick, a few mm narrower and the sandwich plates a bit smaller, the weight of the frame could be lowered to suite the demands of hardcore racers.

Also the camera plates are a bit out dated. The single hole fastening does not hold the camera firmly in place. Most modern FPV cameras have 2 mounting holes and the mounting plates should support this. Other iFlight frames like the iFlight iX5 V2 already have this "feature".

The last on MOST crucial flaw is the top plate. The back of the top plate has a VERY week point and I actually already broke mine, in my first crash...
This can be very easily fixed by leaving a little more carbon fiber around the back bolts.

I do hope that iFlight will release a strider V2.1 with theese things redesigned.

iFlight RC Strider x5 V2 - Best looking quad so far (6 min 40 sec)

Posted by Jay 123 | Sep 20, 2017 @ 08:51 PM | 3,340 Views
New arrival-AKK Flight Controller F4
In production now, will be in stock soon~
http://www.akktek.com/products/fligh...ollers/f4.html
Weight: 7.5gram
Size: 36MM*36MM
PCB Thickness: 1.2MM
Processor: STM32F405RGT6
Transmitter: MPU6000 integrated accelerometer/gyroscope
Preset firmware version:3.1.7-OMNIBUSF4SD
Signal of receiver supported: PPM/SBUS
Barometer: BMP280
OSD: Flight Control Board IMU with Integrated OSD, support ground station Betaflight OSD parameter configuring; support tunning PID with OSD by using remote controller; Transmitter power, frequency band/CH can be tuned with OSD based on the Betaflight.(Support FPV transmitter like AKK X2/X2P)
Galvanometer: Integrated Gal, power current consumption real time monitoring available
Power supply: Built-in power module BEC
SD card slot: standard SD card slot


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Posted by teralift | Sep 20, 2017 @ 08:33 PM | 18,025 Views
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Posted by akkteck | Sep 20, 2017 @ 08:30 PM | 4,829 Views
AKKTEK FPV Micro Cameras and Video Transmitters - First Look at A5, K33 and S2 (6 min 51 sec)

AKKTEK FPV Micro Cameras and Video Transmitters - First Look at A5, K33 and S2
Release a COUPON CODE(26% off and save 10%) at Akktek.com that is: akk10PERC . Expiration Date: Oct 12th, 2017.
Posted by Robert Salcedo | Sep 20, 2017 @ 07:16 PM | 2,196 Views
Hey everyone im having a bit of trouble with my motors. I went into beta flight to "configure" some stuff and now the transmitter does not register and the motors wont spin even in beta flight. It was working fine before. What have i done! Aaa the agony! Help please!!
Posted by RandyGamage | Sep 20, 2017 @ 12:10 PM | 2,471 Views
MJX Bugs 2 B2W Brushless RC RTF Quadcopter For $119.99

Coupon Code: GBBugs2
Link: https://goo.gl/YEo6pa
Warehouse: CN Warehouse
Posted by Lightning RC | Sep 20, 2017 @ 11:51 AM | 2,561 Views
AirDogs Lipo batteries on sale.

https://www.lightningrc.com/category-s/221.htm

3S 1500 75C
4S 1500 75C
Posted by mnemennth | Sep 20, 2017 @ 11:36 AM | 30,278 Views
Sorry for taking so long to update; I recently reworked my entire workbench, only to immediately have to downsize pretty much everything. It WAS glorious while it lasted, though.

Familiar Chaos



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Posted by Betelnut | Sep 20, 2017 @ 11:29 AM | 2,079 Views
Picture 6 shows the correct bulkhead attachments H-4,H-5,H-6,H-7 on sides 1 & 2. Piece 'TL' is next glued to the stern of the balsa hull, flush with the flat bottom and in 1/16" from each side. Next the 'B-1' pieces are glued flat, on each side of the hull. about 1/16" in from the sides and butted with the side of piece 'TL'. This 1/16" is to allow for the adding of the sides to the hull. Next, glue the two sides, 'H-9', to the hull and to the 'B-1' pieces ... with the bulkheads facing out and with the bulkhead slits facing upward. See pictures 7 & 8. Now we can install pieces H-1, H-2, and H-3 to form the bow. Then add B-2 to hull and into notch of H-1. Note: H-3 bottom notches fit over B-1 pieces. See picture 9.
Posted by vinceroy | Sep 20, 2017 @ 08:20 AM | 2,779 Views
Hi flew my Bush Mule the other day had a brilliant flight but on landing it was a bit bouncy which resulted in damaging the nose wheel servo to which I now need to replace, however on looking into it I cannot fathom how to get it out. Can anyone help me with this please?
Posted by gryhrdoldfool | Sep 20, 2017 @ 05:16 AM | 2,504 Views
As promised I have written out a brief description of how EDF's work. This description is only part of the whole story and I will endeavour at some later date add to it in such a way that it will benefit users. I have as yet, not worked out exactly all the consequences of a 'Real' world unit but so far I believe that the basic theory will remain both intact and applicable. Please read, I know many theories have been advanced on the pages of a good number of forums and for the reader this is just 'another' example. I do hope there will be some who read it through and digest.

ELECTRIC DUCTED FANS.
When I first looked at these little flight engines, like most, I thought they are somewhere between a propellor and an axial compressor stage, however I quickly realised they are something on their own. The nearest is a compressor blade that produces no increase in density, that is the compression should, ideally, be only a constant volume process. Having said that, like a propellor, they use the principle of forward procession - or pitch.
I will now lay down the configuration of this device, a duct that is parallel from entry to the end of the vanes, a 'concentrating nozzle'* and a fan with a 'solidity'** less than but close to one with a parallel platform continuing past the vanes. Finally this applies only to ducted fans that operate at less...Continue Reading
Posted by mintie | Sep 20, 2017 @ 03:55 AM | 3,507 Views
Finally got the car all done.Happy as and looks the part.
Now to start the second car. My boy is building it as the Ferrari Santander.
Then we can have a few races around the asphalt courts
Posted by 1stGeppetto | Sep 20, 2017 @ 02:09 AM | 30,030 Views
Polyspan and Dope finish, OS-15, Hitec HS-85MG's.
Posted by Rudi | Sep 20, 2017 @ 02:03 AM | 6,617 Views
Hi Guys,

while I am waiting for the DC 10 from heavymetalrc I started a Depron MD-11 build in the size for EDF 55. I used a paper model which you can download for free from the internet. I checked the fitting and it is really good ! I plan to post the progress here from time to time but I have absolut no hurry and no plan when it should be ready In case you have questions feel free to ask.

Best

Rudi
Posted by SteelRainSpo | Sep 19, 2017 @ 10:42 PM | 3,231 Views
This is my review of the BQE Pixel Micro Frame where I discuss the technical aspects and features the frame has to offer, and I also discuss what components are going to be used on this build to make this thing an absolute rocket. If you enjoyed this review and would like to see more fpv related reviews, please like, subscribe, share this video, and leave any questions or comments down below, and as always thanks for watching.

BQE Pixel Micro Frame Review (5 min 38 sec)

Posted by LowFlyingKiwi | Sep 19, 2017 @ 09:47 PM | 8,744 Views
OK I am tad lubricated. : -)

I watched a heli fly over it was just cruising an had an enclosed tail. Not sure what it was.
BUT is was pretty darn quiet. Except the thwacking sound. But still, it was pretty low key.

Decided to not G.A.F about things today and let it all hang out.
So I pulled up my super cool made in NZ ultra deck chair and sat in the sun with my shirt of like mr Putin and sank a bleer. or three.
It was great. But... soon it will will be too hot to do this without flash goggles and a leather jacket. Sigh.
Rad count will go through the roof.

No idea if anyone reads this but a BIG hello to you. And PEACE be to you. God I sound like a hippy...

Seriously chaps.
RC modelling is great.
But remember to pass on those great models, gathering dust, to the next gen.
Don't let them rot!

( Seen a few "after they passed" sales on the local auction website, heck some were EXTENSIVE...)

Which reminds me....

Bo cool, respectful, no bigoted BS and lend a hand when you can. It's the best way. : - )

Salute!

Robert. ( Ok I had at least four, no five, beers and am looking at the fridge.. )

PS. Esky Big Lama is my first Heli and I am pretty darn happy with it. !
Posted by Livershifter | Sep 19, 2017 @ 06:15 PM | 8,887 Views
Today I found some really really cheap DSHOT1200 ESCS that I think are being liquidated hence the really low price.
(In order to get this price you will need to use code "MRPC" at checkout)
Note: These Escs do NOT have a built in current sensor so if your looking to do current limiting on your escs these are not for you.


Racerstar Racer22 22A 2-4S 32bit DShot1200 Ready FPV Racing Brushless ESC ONLY $ 4.26 per esc
(must use coupon code "MRPC" at checkout to receive this price)

Product Link:
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-Racer22-22A-2-4S-32bit-DShot1200-Ready-FPV-Racing-Brushless-ESC-p-1141256.html



Racerstar Racer33 33A 2-4S 32bit DShot1200 Ready FPV Racing Brushless ESC Only $5.73 per esc
(must use coupon code "MRPC" at checkout to receive this price)

Product Link:
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-Racer33-33A-2-4S-32bit-DShot1200-Ready-FPV-Racing-Brushless-ESC-p-1141289.html