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Posted by nioa | Today @ 04:20 PM | 97 Views
How to program a Gear Door Sequencer with the Futaba 18SZ

How to program a Gear Door Sequencer with the Futaba 18SZ (8 min 47 sec)

This instructional video shows you the core information of how to program a gear door sequencer with the Futaba T18SZ. This article fills in the details.

Setup Tips:

I would recommend that you set up the door(s) and gear separately, doing each in turn. I start with getting the door direction to correspond with the desired switch and switch position.

So select a switch on your 18SZ, I like to use switch SB. Decide what switch position gear down will be. I like gear down to correspond to the down position of the switch. Standard Futaba channel assignment assigns gear to channel 5. You need to decide what channels you will use for your doors.

As an example, my Hangar 9 P-47 has 2 wing electric retracts, and an electric tail retract. It has an inner door for each wing retract, and a set of doors for the tail wheel. The doors open and close with the gear. I like to have separate channels for each of the doors so that I can make easy trim adjustments to the fit of the doors. So to operate the gear and doors for this model I need 4 channels.

  • CH 5 Gear
  • CH 11 Door Left
  • CH 12 Door Right
  • CH 13 Door Tail

I will describe how to setup the gear channel (CH 5) and one door channel (CH 12), as the procedure for the rest of the door channels is the same. For this example, switch SB is used to control the gear: Up is gear up (...Continue Reading
Posted by Valink | Today @ 03:41 PM | 109 Views
Hi everybody

First, excuse me for my poor english ^^' I'm french
My first post here, if i do something wrong, please tell me.

I mount recently a homemade QX95 (a micro drone) with this pieces :
- Realacc F3 V1.0 Betaflight controller card en brosse with OSD (STM32 F303 MPU600)
- Flysky FS-A8S Fs a8s 2.4g réceptor 8ch avec sortie ppm bus i bus
- Only camera of : Eachine TX03 NTSC, couple with a Eachine VTX03
- brushless motor 8520 8.5x20mm 53500rpm pour Racerstar Diy fpv quadcopter Eachine QX80 4X

After ~ 10 minutes of flying, (with cleanflight) my micro get on fire ^^
- VTX begin to burn the scotch (I'll put thermo gain next time) (but appear to still functionning)
- Controller very heat when blig to battery and no more give alimentation to receptor

Hope you give me advice for next fly and the name / or link where to buy the little component of my controller wich appear do be down (I think the black in red circle is the one which burn)
Posted by John47 | Today @ 03:31 PM | 127 Views
Hi guys I'm new to fpv racing drones, my first year, I have the walker a few right now gonna get the walker a furious 215 this week, anyway I was flying in acro, mode well that's all I fly in, but was trying to do some dives buy going way up and down next to a tree I lost orientation and crashed, my tbs, triumph and 45 degree adapter broke off, so I put a new connecter on and my antenna turned it on, and turned on my fpv, goggles had good picture but when I went out 150 feet had nothing but snow on my screen, so I put a new box on, and the same thing happened, was wondering if it mite be the f210, fcs, main controller that went out, the vtx, snaps in the fcs, sorry guy's if this is a dumb question, I just can't figure this out
Posted by rcstinson | Today @ 02:34 PM | 157 Views
Hi All. My set up then the question.
platform: RMRC Ananonda, Tactic TTX850(8ch) radio, Vector FC, DL advanced& micro rcvr.
Ch-1: aile
Ch-2: elev
Ch-3: throt
Ch-4: rudd
Ch-5: Mode
Ch-6: Flaps (to rcvr)
Ch-7: Steering mix to rudder due to FC mix or rudd&elev. W/ inverted V-tail.(conn. to rcvr)
Ch-8: RSSi & pwr
Question, If I go to ppm could I get more Channels to add another mode sw & pan/tilt? (3-ch)
Posted by mnragnar | Today @ 02:04 PM | 157 Views
My new Hangar 9 Beast made for a great show, but the big star of the show was the smoke! Harlan's "Bad Dog Smokes" fan spray smoke nozzles rock!

Glenn's Hangar 9 Beast Joins the Sturgeon Lake Balsa Busters - Part 2 - June 24th, 2017 (13 min 21 sec)

Glenn's Hangar 9 Beast Joins the Sturgeon Lake Balsa Busters - Part 1 - June 24th, 2017 (18 min 4 sec)
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Posted by ChillPhatCat | Today @ 12:30 PM | 237 Views
Been plodding along on this still... we've surpassed the year mark on this project but the light at the end of the tunnel has become a point of light in the horizon... it really is starting to look like a Pitts now that I have made some headway on the cowl. I never realized how important the cowl was for a Pitts Special until the last couple days. The plans show a cowl that just extends straight off from the fuselage and completely conforming to the fuselage... but we all know there should be some cheeks on that cowl.

I am not sure at this point if I'll just sand and fill this and paint it or sand and fill and fiberglass, or maybe even turn this into a mold. I think it will end up as some sort of hybrid balsa/fiberglass though. I think a more permanent two piece kind of thing might be good. The valve cover and remote glow plug clip is going to be covered with an "oil cooler"... looks like the proportions won't be totally out of whack either. Overall pretty pleased with how it is progressing.

Also... side note: For a while I was worried I'd have to re-do the joints on the gear, because the right tire was forward of the left... you can see the problem exaggerated in a couple of the shots below. Well after looking at it carefully and drilling some new gear mounting holes, I simply rotated the right side forward and re-mounted that side about half a centimeter forward. It's now imperceptible with a slight toe in on both rather than toe in on one and toe out on the other.
Posted by fastmax | Today @ 11:40 AM | 270 Views
GB90 Brushless Micro FPV Racer

Lately, it seems like there are new micro, brushless quadcopters being released almost every day. Many of these new micros are very similar to one another either in terms of hardware, and or appearance. One of the micros to recently hit the market though has a different, and uncommon design. The GB90 has a carbon fiber frame that completely surrounds the motors, and props, much like a Tiny Whoop. This quad also has two of its motors inverted which is something very unique to this particular racing drone. Two motors are installed in the typical manner, and two are mounted upside down. I am anxious to see how well this works, and if there are any noticeable differences in performance, or handling.

This quad comes equipped with an F3 6DOF flight controller, an FX798T AIO FPV camera, 4 LittleBee 12A Opto Pro ESC's, and DYS BE1104 4000kv motors. This set up is designed to run 3 inch props, on 3s batteries. I have a good feeling that this will be an excellent performer. (flight video coming soon)

Because of the way the carbon frame surrounds the props and motors, the quad itself actually has a physical size of about 165mm even though it is classified as a 90mm quad based on the distance diagonally from motor to motor, which is 88mm. The upper and lower carbon plates are 1mm each, and are held together by 9 aluminum stand offs. The fully assembled quad comes in at 80 grams without battery. My test flights will be done with a FuriBee 620mah 3s that weighs 46 grams.

All in all I think this is a really neat quad, with its unique design, and motor layout. I am anxious to get it in the air and report back on flight performance. As soon as weather permits, I will get some flight video and get it posted. Until then here are some pics. This quad can be had as a PNP model without receiver for $145 shipped in the USA. Click me. Shipping rates will vary to other countries based on your location.

Happy Flying!!

Posted by BorisTheSpider | Today @ 11:29 AM | 239 Views
I found it! It was sitting in tall grass for a week. We had crazy heat and serious rain in that week and that grass grew up even taller.

It wasn't in a haystack per se, buy it was near some hay bales. I ran through every possible scenario, recapping the flight in my head and guessing at trajectories. I didn't actually think I had much of a chance of ever seeing it again.

Better yet, it looks like only the battery and 2 of 4 props are damaged. I intend to clean it up before I connect power, to ensure there are no shorts or broken connections I just haven't seen yet.

I also ordered a new aio fc to go with the vtail parts. I could probably find a way to cram the existing pdb and fc on a different frame, but it would be tight...and look stupid. I'm pretty excited for that to arrive as well. At this point, I think I can stop referring to it as a vtail in a new frame and consider it to be a whole new creation, using some parts from the vtail.

I must be addicted because I just want to keep ordering parts and building more and more.
Posted by KatrinaRosen | Today @ 11:10 AM | 254 Views
A drone discovered a super-rare plant on a steep cliff on the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi. The discovery wowed botanists — and shows how technology can help conservationists in their fight against extinction. Merlin Edmonds, a conservationist at NTBG was training to be a drone pilot with Nyberg when the plants were spotted. The plant discovered by drone is a critically endangered species called Laukahi that’s being wiped out by invasive goats that love munching on its leaves. The drone footage added about 10 more plants.
Posted by Msshaneitanfrank | Today @ 10:53 AM | 269 Views
Gears transmission
Posted by coreman | Today @ 10:39 AM | 302 Views
Tim has done a nice review of our BluFO-XL kit and completer for RCGroups. Tim got a sneak peak of it at Joe Nall this year when we introduced it and got a chance to have the full experience of the build. Watch the thread for more as Tim has night flying lighting ideas as well as FPV plans over the next few months.

As well as his flight video: reviews the BluFO XL (3 min 27 sec)

Posted by weathervane | Today @ 09:14 AM | 328 Views
I'm pretty excited about this.
Through a friend of a friend. A research doctor from Hopkins has contacted me. He is interested in my CNC machine. He has asked me if I would be willing to cut some wing cores for him. It doesn't sound like we are going to be setting the world on fire. But never the less, I'm excited to be helping him. And hopefully learning something as well.
Posted by nigelsheffield | Today @ 07:41 AM | 393 Views
So i finally plucked up the courage to move up from 1s quads and fly my 3s 150 fpv
I was nervous as heck!
My second flight with 3s lipo (3 min 7 sec)

My first flight of my 3s 150 build (4 min 4 sec)
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Posted by phil alvirez | Today @ 06:34 AM | 445 Views
you can make lemonade!
years ago, i used to fly at a park nearby. quiet, a deadend road, no trafic. a pond nearby. swans, geese. i flew my umx radian, a 29" foamy so stable, and as it has gyros, even with some wind and turbulence, i had the time of my life. i kept it at the back seat of my car and flew it almost daily. whenever i drove around.
then the weather deteriorated extremely windy and turbulent. rain, storms. then the city decided to open the road, plant trees all around, light poles...
as a consequence, it has become quite a challenge to fly there. and depending from where the wind blows, it even becomes more challenging.
but still is flyable. and the good thing is that i have gained experience, so i can manage. that is the good side of the picture. and now am flying a umx radian without gyros. it happened because i wore out the threads of the stock and as i had a spare brick of the previous generation, when there were no gyros yet, i installed it and she flies fine. shakey, but still controllable. more challenging, but still a great plane even without gyros, i can tell you.
my reactions have improved. at my age (82) i get marks that place me at 50 at the test. so, i make lemonade... and enjoy life
this is the test:
try it. you will improve your reactions
life is good.

this is the plane: umx radian:
Posted by glassfox | Today @ 05:12 AM | 528 Views
GAIA 160-AG is released! This GAIA 160-AG is a high performance aircraft capable of offering comprehensive solutions for agricultural care. GAIA 160 series hexacopter is made of carbon fiber material which features light weight and high strength, the top cover of the fuselage and the tank are made of glass fiber. The arm of GAIA160 series hexacopter is pluggable, both the cover and arms can be locked with the quick locking hooks. The big fuselage makes it possible to install many equipments eg. battery, Gps, flight control system. And all the wires are built into the fuselage. The closed fuselage structure can protect the GAIA 160 series hexacopter from the rain and dust, and also protect other load equipments. This GAIA 160-AG is equipped with a 2.8 meter long tube with four nozzles. The new water-saving nozzles could save the pesticide and improve the efficiency of spraying at the same time. This GAIA 160-AG has a grid pesticide container which can prevent the liquids sloshing in the flight. The capacity of pesticide tank is 22.5L, so do not need to add pesticide frequently. The propeller vortex can help the GAIA 160-AG evenly spraying the pesticide on the front and back of the plant leaves. The GAIA 160-AG is equipped with powerful motor and high efficiency 30 inch folding propeller, the max lift of one rotor can reach 13kg. The total thrust is over 70kg. The GAIA 160-AG supports both manual and automatic flight, it can achieve automatic spraying by the planned flight paths. The motor and ESC use the water-resistant design, and can be applied in different weather conditions. Because of the large liquids load the efficiency of GAIA 160-AG is twice as much as other aircraft with 10L payload. The strong body can be equipped with various of equipments, so GAIA 160 also can be applied in many other fields: emergency rescue,reconnaissance mission,remote sensing surveyand mapping etc.

Agriculture Drone丨GAIA 160-AG丨Specification and Suggestions (10 min 44 sec)

Posted by demondriver | Today @ 04:07 AM | 610 Views

Hi Football & Qaudcopter fans Chris aka Demondriver here I wanted to share with you an Idea I had to turn a Qaudcopter into a flying Football Target Hoop. I want to thank Brad & Vance for their help making this idea a reality.This Idea is for QB training and as a way to improve throwing accuracy of Quarterback for the NFL and College and HS Football programs.
I use a Chaotic brushless 3D Qaudcopter in this video
the Football hoop is made from screen door mesh
I chose to use Nerf footballs in order not to cause damage to the qaudcopter if we struck it.

Friday Nights a Great Night For Football . . . .& Shark Wrestling!
Posted by Sawee | Yesterday @ 10:48 PM | 872 Views
If you need a vtx quick, this is a good option for $20 and free 2 day shipping, assuming you can live with 600mw.
Here is the review:
AKK Technologies K31P 600mw vtx review (3 min 48 sec)

Posted by Helldiver | Yesterday @ 10:47 PM | 857 Views
Posted by Amanda BH | Yesterday @ 10:15 PM | 879 Views

This is Amanda from Brotherhobby company.
I would like to introduce our newest motor, Returner 2306 R5, we are made two color version for choice and they are called " Deadpool" and " Red Hulk "
they are just 28.3g without wire

the specification as below,
Configuration: 12N14P
No.of Cells(Lipo): 4-5sS
Magnet: N52H arc magnets 
Wire AWG: 20AWG
Stator:  0.15mm Kawasaki silicon steel
Bearings: EZO  8*4*3
Base casing: Al 7075
Bell cap:Al 7075
Weight: 28.3g( without wire )

EZO 8*4*3 is the new bearing size with higher RMP and lighter
and we are increased bottom to 3mm to prevent break easy

any question, please send email to me ( )