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Posted by newelectro | Today @ 08:44 PM | 46 Views
Avanti s just about ready for test flight
Posted by old4570 | Today @ 08:01 PM | 47 Views
Wow , where the heck did the year go ?

8 Days till Christmas Folks ( Xmas to some )

And here we are with another Christmas ( Xmas to some ) bearing down on us like a steam train !
I hope everyone took advantage of the pre - Christmas ( Xmas to some ) sales period .



Oh Goody !
Something arrived before Christmas ( Xmas to some ) .
This year , I was a little disappointed with the Sales ! ( What Sales ? )
But one company was playing the game and they got a large chunk of my Christmas fund ( Xmas to some ) .
Posted by pchaplo | Today @ 07:40 PM | 60 Views
This is how I learn DJI iOSD Assistant software :
Posted by rtmike | Today @ 05:46 PM | 87 Views
Well I just got my 4th Arrma Big Rock. This ones on the nice side so I'll be robbing the electronics from a piece of caca Big Rock that a former friend dumped off on me. More on that later. I'll part out the POS Big Rock and either keep the one I just got or sell. I'll prolly sell it since im already in the process of building another Big Rock with carbon fiber frame plates and etc.

I used to have approximately 5 new in box Snap On X Maxxes. Also had 3 Snap On M41 boats. Shortly after they sued Arrma I started selling everything Traxxas. I've now replaced the SO X Maxxes with nib Arrma Nero, Fazon & Big Rock. I've sold pretty much all of my Traxxas rigs and will NEVER buy anything new Traxxas again. They remind of grade school bullies, smh. I had enough of that.
I know it's sucked not being about to pick up one of those new Bronco trx4's, lol.

I like what I've read by a Bill DeLong. Traxxas is a Patent Troll. Theres no 2 ways about it.



Back to my Arrma Nero infactuation, lol. I'm up to 4 BR's, 3 Blue Neros, 3 Nero Fazons. I only want to keep one of each nib and my carbon fiber BR. So I figure $500 for each?

Back to the former friend. This piece of caca owed me $1150 from September to recently. I told him finally Id take rc rigs in trade and a $500 half lb. of cannabis. He fought with me, didn't want to finally agreeing.
Well the day came and he dropped the 2 rcs off at the front door and was gonna leave without saying anything. Those 2 rigs equal "maybe" $900. He done it cause I"m paralyzed and he can get away with it. I guarantee I would have knocked him on his FAT ass!



So I'm telling as many peeps as I can. Avoid doing deals with Stephen Fendley. At least get everything in writing!, smh.
Posted by prop smoke | Today @ 03:19 PM | 112 Views
I got this frame from a friend so I decided to make a hybrid drone. I already had the pixhawk from holybro so I thought I would try it.
This is as far as I have gotten so far. Anyone who may see this please tell me what you think and suggestion are welcomed.
Posted by gquiring | Today @ 03:19 PM | 119 Views
I'm really getting disappointed with Graupner, they raise their prices and can't even release stable firmware updates for their radio. And more of an issue they don't seem interested in fixing the bugs they created. I reported this issue months ago and it's still not fixed.

Graupner MZ-24 Pro throttle trim bug (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by Leadchucker | Today @ 12:35 PM | 176 Views
Currently under construction in the works. Maxford 27% Gee Bee Model Y Senior Sportster , 97" WS,around 16 lb AUW if it goes right, Rimfire 50 CC motor, Zoar 22 x 8 prop, CC 165 amp ESC,12S 5000mah lipo,Hitec HS311 servos.

Build quality is average with the usual ARF construction. Scale fidelity is so-so especially the graphics which have been removed already. The 'pin stripe' was about 5 times too wide and should be about 1/8" . I tried the 1/8 " pinstripe but couldn't cover the zig zags in the red covering so went with 1/4'"stripe.

The registry numbers were too big, not straight and each number cocked off to multiple directions. New graphics are on order from Callie. The wing tube had to be sanded vigorously to get it to even come close to going into the fuselage tube. Supplied wheels are trash with axle bearings being off centre to each other and the tires have tons of runout.

Zero instructions were supplied but they are downloadable from Maxford. In typical Maxford fashion the build guide is vague and convoluted for lack of a better description. However she is big

She's definitely not a Henry Hafke grade model but she'll do.
Posted by jackheli | Today @ 12:13 PM | 167 Views
I can 3D Print a new back cover for the 9XE with all the bell and whistles of the original, plus a removal module bay. It also has a slot for a JST connector, in case you are using a 3 Cell Lipo.

Can be made in any color....Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 10:24 AM | 203 Views
DustOff #1 - Volantex Super Cub and Elevator Repair Test Flight



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

I have not flown my Cubbie in months!
It's time to Blow Off the Dust :-)
This is also the first test flight after repairing the de-laminated Elevator Clip.
See you in the Air!

Here is a link to this plane:

Volantex 2.4G 4CH V765-2 765-2 Super Cub 750mm Sport Park Flyer RTF
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-2_...47791920140372


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

Happy Flying!


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Posted by Bill M - RC | Today @ 09:38 AM | 218 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

JJRC H68G review . This JJRC H68G Bellweather 2 review of this 5G Wifi FPV with 1080P Remote Adjustable HD Camera, Double GPS, Attitude Hold, Follow-me RC Quadcopter Drone includes unboxing, inspection, setup, camera, app & flight tests. Flight action starts at 14:01 .

You can get this here: https://goo.gl/NZ5vEk

JJRC H68G review - BELLWEATHER 2 GPS 5G WiFi FPV 1080p Quadcopter drone RTF (23 min 25 sec)

Posted by Beasty73 | Today @ 08:46 AM | 241 Views
I just got the beebee-66 and plugged into betaflight and only 3 motors spin how do I fix it
Posted by _AL_ | Today @ 07:26 AM | 245 Views
The latest additions to the PSS fleet.
F18 from the Paul Janssens plans thanks to Maarten X. Flies well at 1.1kg but the maiden was in fairly big air & it was a big light. Flew half dozen flights while I gradually reduced nose weight until I get disoriented on landing approach & stuck it in pretty hard. Minimal damage & already repaired.
Build log here
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...l-Janssens-F18


The Lightning is converted from a Tony Nijhuis electric plan. All balsa & 23" span, 390g. Yet to fly.
No build log on this one.
Posted by lepiere | Today @ 04:38 AM | 324 Views
HUBSAN X4 H107D plus Review – An all in one best buy FPV drone (8 min 21 sec)


The HUBSAN X4 H107D plus all in one best buy FPV drone is a great cheap drone to begin flying indoor fpv
without spending lot of money
In this Hubsan X4 H107D+ drone video review I’ll go through all drone aspects, from radio to drone itself with a final test flight.

You can buy it from here for the affordable price of 66€: https://goo.gl/9FY1Fv

Specifications:
Brand name: Hubsan
Model name: H107D+
Item type: Quadcopter
Colour: white
Material: ABS
Control channel: 4 channels
Controller mode: Mode 2
Remote control frequency: 2.4GHz
LCD: 4.3 Inch
Camera: 720P
Motor: Coreless Motor
Remote distance: 100m
Charging voltage: 3.7V
Charging time: About 45mins
Action time: About 6-8mins
Function: forward/backward, up/down, left/right, sideward flight, hovering, 360°rotation, altitude hold, headless mode
Quadcopter battery: 3.7V 520mAh Li-po battery
Transmitter battery: 4 * 1.5V AA battery (not included)
Suitable for children above 14 years old
Battery dimension: 57 * 28 * 24mm
Item dimension: 120 * 120 * 40mm
Item weight: 42.6g
Posted by J0972 | Yesterday @ 10:30 PM | 459 Views
1/24 Scale ECX Barrage Review (6 min 26 sec)


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Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 06:40 PM | 554 Views
The Black Project ....

Phenix 60 EDF'ed (1 min 48 sec)



This was a learning experience for sure .
In so many ways it was done wrong !

The little voice in my head said move the EDF further to CG , but the dumb dumb got in the last word . ( )
Now it takes a 1700mAh battery to get CG

I think the project was a bad idea from the start , it was never going to be anything but a brick .
But from the perspective of a learning experience ( getting schooled ) .
So the question now is = Will it fly ?
CG is about right , there is some thrust , but if only it was 100 grams lighter !




Bush League Modz

I have all these little quads and mini / micro DLG's now and I am getting lazy .
Getting out the hobby charger for every little battery ?
Oh man ! Just can't be bothered .

So in the wayback machine there was this little charger for 16340 - 10440 batteries that is USB .
And I remember it was a low current charger and I thought .. !!!!
Why not make a multi plug insert for the charger ( be 4.2v charger ) , so I can charge my little batteries ( 1s ) .

A) Components = Plastic lolly pop stick , bullet connectors and some leads / plugs for batteries .
B) Solder in place the leads to the bullet connectors ..
C) Glue the bullet connectors to your lolly pop stick ( cut to length )
D) tape it up and maybe colour code it .. ( Red for + , black for - )

And that's it ! A multi battery charger for small batteries that is bush league easy to do and use ..
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 04:38 PM | 577 Views
For the 1st time, an ESC blew up from getting wet. All 3 PFETs blew up. They had been flown in rain, flown from wet fields, but never blew up before. Dunking in puddles finally got one wet enough to do the job. Potted it in aquarium sealer. It's not reworkable anymore.
Posted by l shems | Yesterday @ 02:49 PM | 653 Views
Hi,

been looking into the heli stuff for the Taranis, as it is heavily underpresented on the net. One of the first things I wanted to get sorted out is to do a Swash setup without the special heli page.

Actually that is quite simple: just mix the signals from the servos on your swashplate so that the plate tilts forward on elevator down, sideways on ailerons, and moves completely up and down on the collective pitch, applied through the pitchcurve linked to throttle.

For a 120 degrees swash plate, we can't mess up to much, since three points always make a plane. Just realise that the ele servo (yeah, confusing name) is 100 % from the pitch axis, whereas the pitch and aileron servos are linked at 50% distance from the pitch axis.
So, in order to tilt the plate forward, without moving the entire plate up or down, you should mix 50% to the pitch and aileron servo.

Same goes for roll. In order not to roll faster then pitching, you should limit the pitch and aileron servos to 86.6% of roll input.
Only thing left is to mix the collective pitch into all three.

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See below the effective mixes I set up, named CYC1, CYC2 and CYC3, as on the special heli page.

CYC1 = 100% colPitch + 100% elevator
CYC2 = 100% colPitch + 86.6% aileron - 50% elevator
CYC3 = 100% colPitch - 86.6% aileron - 50% elevator

This is based on the assumption of minimal tilt of the swashring, neglecting all effects of the finite radius of the swashring.
Also, the non linear behaviour of the...Continue Reading
Posted by FPV.Model | Yesterday @ 12:09 PM | 654 Views
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We now have a new batch have just arrived at our EU warehouse, and another batch will arrive at US warehouse in a few days.

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