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Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 10:01 AM | 19 Views
Halloa guys

so yes.. aparantly Diatone has been in this RC multirotors game for 7 years by now :O They must have then be in it from kinda the start?
Congrats on lasting this long offcourse Diatone! And see here.. A 7-year anniversery edition FPV racer It definately looks special I'd say

Link to the quad: Diatone GTR549 / GTR569 anniversery edition
And offcourse there are all kinds of errors on BG's page :P

To start things of.. a detailed overview:

Diatone's 7th Anniversary GTR549 / GTR569 Mk3 Racing Quad - Show & Tell (20 min 55 sec)


Specifications:
type: racing quad - Streched X
wheelbase: 230 mm
frame base: 5mm
flight controller: Mamba F405 16MB flash
ESC: Mamba F40 4-in-1 40A Dshot600
motors: MB2207 2650KV or 1750KV
props: Gemfan Flash 5149x3
camera: Foxeer Predator v3
VTX: TBS Unify 5V - 800mW max
lipo: 4S or 6S depending on version
receiver: none, comes with FrSky R-XSR plug
OSD: yes
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: nope
Posted by Spaaro | Today @ 08:48 AM | 42 Views
Made a lot of progress on the weekend, as well as made time to connect with members of the Torrey Pines Gulls Club at their 'Fun-Fly'; much thanks to Mark B, Greg & Chuck for their hospitality & advice. It was a truly great day for all kinds of flying.

The Stab':
- Leading edge sheeting attached; I could have done better/'more thoughtful' approach with it, but worked out okay.
-Sanded, shaped and re-sanded = got the thinness & contours desired.
-Lost my scroll bit, so worked 2x as hard using other grinding heads & cut-off wheels to sculpt 'scallops'.
-Found a few other places to make lightening holes and began cutting away the unneeded, heavy, plastic 'under' template.
-Used food tray foam to make in-fill of all the open area beyond the leading edge sheeting.

More finish sanding/blending(..this bamboo plank sheeting is getting mighty thin!..) to get that seamless transition to the foam skinning and I've started selecting parts for the elevator hinging & foam skins....Continue Reading
Posted by AGFrc Nicole | Today @ 05:08 AM | 82 Views
Today we want to share a Sub-Micro Servo for you, which is 5-Star feedback from buyers

AGFrc B13DLM

Operating Voltage: 4.8-6.0 V
Operating speed: 0.15ec/60 @ 4.8V
Operating speed: 0.13sec/60 @ 6.0V
Stall Torque: 3.0 kg-cm (41.66 oz-in) @ 4.8V
Stall Torque: 3.8 kg-cm (52.77 oz-in) @ 6.0V
Motor type: DC
Gear type: Titanium
Size: 22.8*12*29.4mm (0.89 x 0.47 x 1.15 in)
Weight: 15g
Connector Wire: JR 180 mm
Posted by cuavlindy | Today @ 03:46 AM | 92 Views
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Posted by CRCJA | Today @ 12:28 AM | 123 Views
Here is another Jet that I love, I used to have a foam electric version but a set of batteries died while in flight and it did not make it back to the field. This is a replica of an Italian Jet from their air display aerobatic team. The Frecce Tricolori (; literally "Tricolour Arrows"), officially known as the 313 Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico, based at Rivolto Air Force Base.

I have heard that the build time is about four hours, since everything is installed at the factory. The list includes. All servos, servo wires, retracts, struts, wheels, brakes, Turbine pipe, gas tanks, snake tank, UAT and lights. The only thing needed will be: 1. Batteries for receiver and radio. 2. Receiver of your choice 3. Turbine of your choice. This will be outfitted with the new ACEx 80 Turbine from Global Jet Club.

The jet arrives in a wood crate, and is packed perfectly in there. It did take me a good 30 minutes to get everything out and get ready to ditch the box it comes in.
Posted by CRCJA | Today @ 12:00 AM | 124 Views
Well, I enjoyed my regular sized Xcalibur, that now I got it's bigger bother, the Xcalibur plus. Now this really can't be called a build thread since all you have to do is mount the equipment into the Jet. This will have the simplicity of Electron Retracts, struts, wheels and electric brakes. and a new CMJets tank with built in UAT is being designed for me as we speak and should be ready soon.
Posted by circuitfxr | Yesterday @ 11:04 PM | 143 Views
Hi everybody! Its been almost a year since I updated this thing. SHEESH!~

A lot has been happening around the house. As most of you know, my brother and I are currently into
R/C sailing yachts. (primarily Solings)

We needed some year round front yard decorations and decided to use a nautical theme.

One of my previous blogs showed you an "Alien" themed front yard display. This was made from grocery store containers and did NOT hold up too well in the BLISTERING HOT summer temps here in Florida.

During a visit to a local curio shop, we found some unpainted concrete statues. We purchased a mermaid, turtle, and rabbit.
After giving them a custom paint job, they got a healthy coating of UV resistant sealer and out they went to the front garden.
We drew, cut and stained a Gallien ship, under full sail, and mounted it to the wall of the house.

We attached a custom cut and stained dolphin to hang below it. The dolphin was given the house numbers.


Once I got the woodworking bug biting me, (LOL) I designed and built a sail box for our Soling sails. This has greatly reduced the loading and unloading time for trips to the lake. Transporting the hulls in their stands is alot safer and easier too.

Please enjoy the photos. More updates to come.

Thanks....Team Alienaters R/C...Continue Reading
Posted by Wingmanrc93 | Yesterday @ 09:39 PM | 154 Views
Good batteries guys.
Sorry crappy video..
Hope this works


Flying around the Blade 200srx - 11.1v 800mah 25c Floureon (1 min 55 sec)

Posted by DonAutogiro | Yesterday @ 08:43 PM | 168 Views
Scratchbuild CAD designed, builded in balsa, Thermoformed details
Spects:
Scale:1:10
Wingspan: 1425mm
Flying Weight: 1300g
5 x 9g Servo
Gear retracts
Motor; Prop Drive 28-30S 800KV x2
2200mAh 3s Lipoly Battery
30A ESC w/BEC Turnigy x2

My friend Jorge, I wanted to build a Pucara with the electronics of a quadricopter unarmed. We decided to build two planes and design them together. Let's see how this adventure ends....Continue Reading
Posted by bill_delong | Yesterday @ 07:27 PM | 269 Views
This will be an evolving thread as I build and review a PR Racing SB401-TypeR. Look for regular updates to this post as I plan to race this buggy in the 13.5T 4WD Buggy class at Thornhill Racing Circuit (Turf Track). Full disclosure, I recently picked up a sponsorship through PR Racing so be prepared to expect some bias, but I will do my best to identify potential areas to consider making upgrades to improve the quality of this kit where applicable.





A quick background on me: I started club racing around 2010 and have slowly improved my skills to where I'm one of the slowest of the fast guys at the club in my area, ha! I typically average between 96% -98% consistency and will occasionally pick up a win for club racing and often make the A Main for regional events in 13.5 stock. My first wheeler was an InTech ER-14 (clay), then I switched to a Schumacher CAT-K2 (clay+turf) and spent the last 16+ months running a TEKNO EB410 mostly on turf. Expect to see me try different things, I'm sure some ideas will fail, but that's where I always try to learn from my mistakes and I welcome you to share these experiences with me here on this thread.







Hits: TBD



Misses: TBD



Summary: TBD



Build Tips: TBD



Check out more stuff on My Bookmarks page!
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 05:47 PM | 208 Views
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Yesterday @ 05:13 PM | 229 Views



The guys over at Polar Pro contacted me a few weeks ago about their new monitor mount for the DJI Ronin S and I wanted to share some info and my thoughts on this with you after receiving it.

This new accessory from Polar Pro allows you to fit an external monitor and accessories to your Ronin S, its made from light weight aluminium and one of its best features is that it has a quick release so its very easy to quickly remove and you dont have to worry about it getting in the way in storage or if you dont need it.



On the bracket itself you have the usual accessory thread that is attached to a large captive thumb screw for mounting to the monitor, the face is coated in rubber as well to ensure the bracket does not cause any damage to the monitor.

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Posted by mike_kelly | Yesterday @ 04:50 PM | 235 Views
When I was going to engineering school, admittedly a while ago, my professors pounded into us the value of standardization. I find that those admonitions are clearly lost on the current generation of engineers. They seem to think that if they can improve something by 1% it is worth throwing away everything that has gone before. To lose compatibility, standardization and the ability to source from different vendors. The value of standardization to the consumer is not to be underestimated. But the value to sales and marketing seems to be to maximize profits at the expense of the customer. Too many customers these days fail to understand the products they buy. They don't do their homework. So when the company brings out the next cool bleeding edge product the consumer fails to recognize that the parts in the product are proprietary and they may go obsolete sooner than later and then the item will not be repairable. Another item in the landfill.

I am tired of buying gimbal motors with entirely different bolt patterns and entirely different than the gimbal frame kits, so nothing fits. I am tired of multirotor frame manufactures making frames that no flight controller or PDB can be fit into.

The only benefit to this level of incompatibility is to force the buyer to buy all their parts from the same vendor.

The problem is that vendors have also decided they don't have to provide technical documentation for the products they sell because customers don't require it anymore.
Posted by schumixmd | Yesterday @ 03:15 PM | 252 Views
What gear will you fly this summer?!
On a low budget, I will go with this nice package. Hopefully I will not suffer performance issues.

URUAV 5.8Ghz 2.3dBi Lollipop Antenna
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Eachine TD600 25/200/600/800mW 5.8GHz 40CH FPV Transmitter with in-line DVR and Smart Audio support
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Posted by Micubano | Yesterday @ 08:59 AM | 354 Views
I admit I tried to get my son into flying way too young. Like when he was 8ish. He was not enjoying flying the high wings or biplanes. He always seemed so concerned about crashing and the cost of a crash despite him recording me crash planes on a few occasions and then seeing the planes repaired and flying again. Yet, he still liked going to NEAT Fair. I thought he just liked the nice drive and finding new places to eat. Last year, he found out profile foamies are very reasonably priced and durable. He started coming out with me to the clubs when he didn't have other activities and flying an old profile foamy that I beat up a lot over the years. He likes hanging with the guys. His flying was still pretty awkward and just a pattern around the field with a few snap rolls thrown in. Every time he was with me, I made sure we stopped somewhere to eat afterward and talked about the flights and whatever is on his mind. This winter, he hit RealFlight hard. At least 15 minutes a day for 3 or 4 days a week. He swore that the minor and constant stick movements improved his Fortnite game. Whatever. I'll take it. Yesterday, he asked to go try his new plane and I recorded this.

RA Cores Extra Profile Foam Airplane - Callum's First Flight (2 min 40 sec)


I only had enough money on me for a frozen Coke for him afterward. He deserved it. It was the first time he flew in wind and kept the plane under control the entire time. No buddy box. No help except for me walking on the field to hand launch it because the wind was at our backs. That is why the video is the way it is. I had to run back to the flight line. And he nailed the final landing. Plus this is a park he is normally not comfortable at. He prefers the wide open clubs, but they are too soggy to walk on. I am so proud of him. He's 13 and we are going to have a fun summer of flying together.
Posted by KristofferR | Yesterday @ 05:55 AM | 353 Views
Overhaul time!

Complete dismantle. Plastics went in a bucket and then boiling water and green soap. After a few repeats, a hot cycle in the dishwasher.

Screws, bearings and shafts have been swimming in WD40 for cleaning.

With everything clean and nice its time
to print the exploded views from the Traxxas website and start reassembling.

I intend to use a metal gear servo so I took apart the stock 2055 servos, cleaned and greased them up and let them sit with the servo tester for an hour before putting them on local eBay.
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 24, 2019 @ 11:48 PM | 427 Views
In 1080p 60fps - Here is the raw uncut footage of the 3S Test Flight of my new FMS Moa 1.5m Glider.

FMS Moa 1.5m Glider 3S Test Flight (7 min 6 sec)

Powered by a Tattu 3S 850mAh 75C lipo, weighing in at 80 grams. The CG was set to 57mm from the leading edge of the main wing. Flight Timer was set to 3:00 minutes (yes 3 minutes). Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter and using a Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver.

Personal modifications were as follows:

1) Eflite 30-Amp Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC (for safe 3S operation).
2) Custom-Drilled RX Diversity Antenna Exit Port (to allow for 90 degree separation).
3) JB Weld 5-Minute Clear Epoxy Coated Front Skid (for additional landing skid finish protection).

The rates and control linkage setup I used were as follows:

Aileron: 100% with 0% Expo - Control rod to the innermost hole of the control horn.
Elevator: 100% with 0% Expo - Control rod to the middle hole of the control horn.
Rudder: 100% with 0% Expo - Control rod to the middle hole of the control horn.

Lemon RX Stabilizer Gain Settings:

Aileron: 8:30 O'Clock Position
Elevator: 9:00 O'Clock Position
Rudder: 9:00 O'Clock Position

(I also increased the gain to an additional 50% on the Master Gain Knob of my Spektrum DX8 G2).

Additional Tuning Used: Throttle - Down Elevator Mix. First I trimmed the Moa for a "power-off" level glide. Then I assigned a switch on my Spektrum DX8 (G2) to add a 9% "...Continue Reading