Posted by barrera_facundo | Sep 19, 2016 @ 05:28 PM | 5,592 Views
Greetings,

Below my photo diary of my last building adventure, I wanted to make a very big and slow flier delta wing, the concept is a 100% mine and took me around 20 hours to finish.

I ended up with the current measurements just because of the foam sheets size, please check blueprint also below.

Equipment:

prop 7x4.5 TGS
motor 2100kv outrunner bell HK
ESC plush 30A HK
2200 3S HK
Servos x2 9g iron gear HK

So how does it performs?

Awesome I must say! it will maintain altitude with just a tiny bit of throttle and go up like a rocket with half of it, as a glider is superb too, well I know I sound too cocky here, but trust me! it flies amazingly well!!

To be honest, never thought it would even fly... so I'm very proud of it

Thank you all for watching!

more info: [email protected]...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Sep 19, 2016 @ 05:22 PM | 2,883 Views
REMO 1631 1/16 SMAX Shortcourse Truck Review (15 min 25 sec)


Where I got it: http://bit.lc/4Tad

Unboxing and Driving/Bashing!

This is a really great looking truck, it drove great, handled the terrain great, goes pretty fast, is durable, easy to drive, I do think that oil filled shocks would be better yet, but it still did great.

It has plenty of power to spin all the tires, goes through grass and rocks no problem, high speed on the road you will want to dial down the dual rates, at full speed it will get loose if you saw on the wheel too much.

Throttle and steering and very well proportionate, so it has a great feel. With the standard battery connector you could easily get more batteries for it.

PRO:
- Big tires, goes over almost anything
- Long run time
- Steering dual rates on the TX
- 4WD
- Steel drivetrain parts
- Great range
- Proportionate feel on the TX
- Great looks
- Durable
- Easy to drive
- Fast
- Spare parts and tools
- Standard deans T plug

CON:
- It says they are oil filled shocks, but they are empty, and Im pretty
sure would leak if you put oil in them, there doesn't appear to be
a seal at the bottom of the shocks to keep oil in

Description:

Brand: REMO
Item Name: SMAX
Item NO.: 1631
Scale: 1/16
Color: Red, Blue
Max Speed: About 50km/h
Motor: 390 Brushed Motor
ESC/Receiver: Waterproof (Rating: IP68); 3CH; 27.2*17.6*11.4m
Servo: 5-wire Servo
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Operating Mode: AFHDS
Modulation: GFSK
Battery For Transmitter: (NOT INCLUDED)
4pcs AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED)
Battery For Car: (INCLUDED)
7.4V/1500MAH Li-ion Battery (2 cells;T-plug)

4WD front & rear differential
Alloy cap oil-filled shock absorbers
Metal dogbone drive shaft / wheel hub
Metal differential gear
Metal drive gear hub
Metal spur gear
Whole chassis use molded tub / nylon composite
Packge Size: About 350*270*210mm
Car Size: About 285*210*125mm
Front Track: About 210mm
Rear Track: About 210mm
Wheelbase: About 185mm

Package Included:
1 x RC Car
1 x Transmitter
1 x Charger
1 x 7.4V Battery
1 X Manual
1 x Small Accessories Bag
Posted by MultiRotorMania | Sep 19, 2016 @ 04:33 PM | 3,334 Views
The Sacramento MultiGP event at Gibson Ranch this past Sunday, September 18, 2016 was awesome!

Thanks to all the racers, volunteers, and MultiGP members who helped to put on an exciting day of FPV racing!

Hopefully we can continue together to grow both the hobby and sport of FPV quadrotors!

Remember to sign up with your local MultiGP group!

Don't forget about us either!

Website: www.multirotormania.com
Facebook: multirotormania.com
Twitter: @itsnotadrone
Instagram: multirotormaniadotcom
Posted by KatrinaRosen | Sep 19, 2016 @ 03:58 PM | 2,072 Views
The Drone Racing League and ESPN have reached an agreement for the network to broadcast the first full season of the upstart organization, it was announced Wednesday. ESPN will air 10 one-hour episodes beginning with a viewer's guide to drone racing, airing Thursday night on ESPN2 and concluding with the DRL World Championship on Nov. 20. The elite pilots fly quadcopter drones at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour, with the goal of collecting the most points.
http://www.espn.com/moresports/story...ting-agreement
Posted by jamestheripper | Sep 19, 2016 @ 03:52 PM | 3,905 Views
Posted by a_glider | Sep 19, 2016 @ 03:14 PM | 2,462 Views
Hi guys
For a while ago I started a 1/6.5 scale mq9 reaper scratch build project
with 1/6.5 scale I'm going to have a Reaper with 309cm wing span and a fuselage a shade shorter than 1700mm (including the spinner)

Without thinking a lot at the start of the project I just went ahead and chose epler374 for both root and tip wing airfoils,
Then I found Mark Drela's design on apogee and suddenly became very unsure about my choice of airfoil!
So after putting many hours on auto cad and designing the wing I went back to square one and started asking myself is epler374 really a good choice?
I did a little research and found a thread about a Predator project here.
in that thread Mark suggested to use the SD7032 for root and the SD7037 for the tip of the wing. I thought Predator is the little brother for the Reaper I could probably use the same airfoil for my project
The problem is when I look at my auto cad design I need a root which is around 48-50mm thick to be able to get a scale look for my machine and by looking at SD7032 in an online airfoil plotter for a chord of 280mm and at 100% thickness the airfoil is around 30 mm at is thickest section.
I'm not an aerodynamic guy at all so can you please tell me if I increase the thickness of the root airfoil to lets say 150%-160% to get the thickness I want (just for the sake of look) what kind of side effekt I get?
I know for sure I will have more drag but what else?
Is there any other airfoil you could suggest for this project and this scale?

Thank you
Posted by bushong572 | Sep 19, 2016 @ 03:08 PM | 2,814 Views
My Giant TF Corsair
Posted by bushong572 | Sep 19, 2016 @ 03:05 PM | 2,763 Views
My giant TF P-47 and T-Rex 600 with scale MD- 500 fuse
Posted by bushong572 | Sep 19, 2016 @ 02:59 PM | 2,757 Views
Skymaster F-15 Composite EDF 120mm fan/12s

Pilot 100cc Sbach
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 19, 2016 @ 02:47 PM | 4,105 Views
Hi there people

for smaller quadcopters / planes or even cars, smaller all-in-one FPV systems have been available for a while now.. Quanum (HobbyKing) has one.. So fo Hyperion & Eachine.. Those are basically available with an infinate nr of 'labels'..

Those all have just a 25mW 5.8Ghz transmitter though.. Only a 600 tvl camera, and most (all?) only do NTSC..
A few weeks back I came across this Eachine MC02 AIO system though..
Link to this FPV system: Eachine MC02 AIO

Here is my review of that micro FPV system:

DutchRC - Eachine MC02 AIO - Micro FPV system 900tvl 40 channel - REVIEW (10 min 11 sec)


Specifications:
channels: 40ch
resolution: 900tvl
output: 5.8Ghz 25mW or 200mW selectable
Input: 3 - 26V
Posted by TheCid | Sep 19, 2016 @ 02:40 PM | 2,643 Views
Saturday Morning Sortie (4 min 1 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Sep 19, 2016 @ 02:01 PM | 6,381 Views
So I watched the highly anticipated Gopro event and I'm left with some good feelings and some not so good ones.

To get the bad out of the way.

1. Something new and different?
The camera offerings miss the mark because they really don't offer much different than what they are currently selling. Yes the Hero 5 Black is water proof and yeah it does have some extra neato features but is the image quality that much different than before? Does it still have fish eye? Does it still have a massive amount of RF interference? (more on that later)

2. Price:
The price of the cameras are still too high.
I understand that GoPro sees themselves as a premium brand but with competition from actual well known premium camera brands that offer zoom and other nice to have features can GoPro really demand such prices?

3. Cheap seats.
There are many cheap cameras that come close to the performance in the minds of the average person. The average person isn't going to spend time doing massive edits or count Mbps. All they really care about is price and there are many cheapo sports cameras on the market that fit into the budget of the average family making $50 grand a year. Next year we will see even more.

4. Economy:
Many people are very leery of the market and the direction of the country this year. All market indicators look bleak as far as consumer spending going into the holiday season. Normally during an election year the market and consumer index does well but not this time around....Continue Reading
Posted by MattZC | Sep 19, 2016 @ 01:34 PM | 3,656 Views
Hope I'm not breaking any rules, I don't think so because this is my blog. I just needed a place to host these photos for another site until I figure out another way to do it.
Posted by Pierre_de Loop | Sep 19, 2016 @ 10:14 AM | 6,968 Views
This was another busy summer at our house with little-to-no model building. Feeling unhappy about that I took steps to change it this weekend and began building the Kadets left wing.
Posted by tailgunner | Sep 19, 2016 @ 08:50 AM | 1,693 Views
My flying club is the Green Mountain RC club located in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Averaging 50-60 members each year on the roster, we promote RC modeling and flying for almost the entire north western area of Vermont. Our club has monthly meetings and fun flys and we run a contest night during the summer. Members try to attend events such as NEAT Fair, Maine Jet Rally, Joe Nall, as well as local events by other clubs in VT and upper NY.
Posted by genstattu-acepowling | Sep 19, 2016 @ 05:11 AM | 4,239 Views
The biggest fpv event(except drone prix) is on the way.

Gens ace American office,German office and Chinese office would all show up there ,so welcome to stop by our booth and share your opinions and videos here
Posted by XFM | Sep 19, 2016 @ 03:52 AM | 4,997 Views
First attempt at improving airflow by bending the struts 90 degrees using the
tip of needle nosed pliers, heated with a lighter for about 5 seconds.
Posted by Gensace - agnes | Sep 19, 2016 @ 02:56 AM | 3,927 Views
For those who are waiting for discount in Europe,here it comes,5 years anniversary sale,full of surprises for deal of the day,check some category as below:

FPV Deals :up 40% off

UAV Deals: up to 50% off

Airplane&Heli Deals: up to 20% off

Car Lipo Deals: up to 50% off


Don't turn your head away.


www.gensace.de
Posted by Marylv | Sep 19, 2016 @ 02:35 AM | 877 Views
(US Only)
Hello friend ,

We need 5 reviews for MJX X400 X800 X300C MJX RC Drone lipo battery

Original price:$16.93
Promot price: $0.84

Requirements:
1. Reviews written within 1 week after you receive the lipo battery and leave feedback;

2. At least 5 pictures or 1 video;

3.Any one can review this lipo battery,please kinldy leave a message or email my email [email protected] .The item link is

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Thanks for your help!
Mary