Posted by Frank Church | Today @ 10:07 AM | 10 Views
After a 10 minute cruise around the neighborhood this is the last two minutes or so of my FlyLite camera ship "threading the needle", a white knuckle ending to a relaxing flight. Lesson: watch that wind drift!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yiisk1q0ts...eedle.mp4?dl=0
Posted by Friday_flyer | Today @ 08:06 AM | 72 Views
I wish to start sharing my build log for my full size Supersonic Skyhunter 1800 from Banggood

Let me begin by attaching the photos how I received the item and the content of the box.

Conditions:
- Box was partially damaged, shipped through EMS.
- Wings were deformed
- Fuselage Belly protection was missing.

I reported to Banggood the condition and immediately they replied and refunded $30 for the troubles caused.

Thanks Banggood for the quick action...hope you can improve the packaging on your next shipment to protect the contents.
Posted by Galox | Today @ 06:10 AM | 147 Views
Caddx Turbo Micro SDR2 PLUS FPV Camera

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Posted by Galox | Today @ 06:09 AM | 146 Views
X120 120W Touch Screen Smart 6S Balance Charger

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Posted by mlilasic | Today @ 05:32 AM | 164 Views
Review (ip) of CNHL G+PLUS 22.2V 1500mAh 6S 100C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug for RC Drone FPV Racing

My new 6S lipo for my 6S LR quad came. Looks great.





Specification:
Brand name: CNHL
Item name: G+PLUS 22.2V 1500mAh 100C Lipo Battery
Capacity: 1500mAh
Voltage: 22.2V / 6-Cell / 6S1P
Discharge Rate: 100C Continual / 200C Burst
Charge Rate: 5C Max
Balance Connector: JST / XH
Size: 52X35X90mm
Output Connector: XT60
Weight:





In the box:

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Posted by jameschen072 | Today @ 03:34 AM | 275 Views
MN90 1/12 Defender Review

Videos pending

Introduction

Hi everyone!
Ever since the WPL B and C series came along, Iíve been hooked on these cheap trucks with fantastic looking bodies (Looks like itís become somewhat of a trend in the industry!). As frustrating as they are to build sometimes, once the transmission is upgraded, these trucks run great and itís really not too difficult to find realistic scenery to roam through.
So, a buddy of mine was nice enough to get me this to play with- the MN90, which looks to be a hybrid WPL chassis with a Land Rover 90 body. As there doesnít seem to be a thread on this truck, I thought it might be worthwhile to do a short writeup so as to help those still on the fence about the MN90 make an informed decision. Please note that this review is mostly discussing the kit form of the truck, as the RTR uses non-standard radio gear and has non-proportional steering.

Specs
Dimensions: 35*16.5*20.5cm
Motor: 180 brushed
Servo: 17g Three-wire

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Posted by dsquad | Today @ 12:54 AM | 242 Views
BUGS 6 Full Review (10 min 20 sec)

Posted by MikeRx | Yesterday @ 11:50 PM | 269 Views
Here is an early evolution of my sub 250 gram speedmodels, 1.5 yr ago.
Only 177 grams with 370 mah 6s.
High winds and use of speed range show good flight character and high efficiency.
That was less than 280 mah flight...
3s prop setup in pic..
Tiny pylon racer in winds on 6s, 25 volts! (4 min 48 sec)

Posted by lawrence4 | Yesterday @ 10:07 PM | 286 Views
My vector paper plane 7 years ago.
3mm foam
Wingspan 528mm
Long 563mm
Motor C1404 2900kv 9.6g
ESC 10A
Battery 2S 250mAh
Propeller GWS EP-4530
Weight 150g
Servo x 3 (pull-pull system)
Posted by ptern | Yesterday @ 09:25 PM | 368 Views
I am starting this thread on how to rewind the K110 1s motor to make it run on 2S.
The preferred new wire size is 31AWG gauge or 0.226mm or 0.0089 inches wire diameter.
Posted by erikspencer | Yesterday @ 09:11 PM | 307 Views
First ever vertical box-frame w/ split-level, I think.

Also, just for looks, first ever slanted roof (using only carbon). Supposed to give a smaller projected footprint when flying at angle, ...but most 3d printed pods already do this.

These frames are becoming popular with some German pilots for their flight characteristics. ( Carbix frames or Blitzfpv frames ).

I think the gist is low-drag & reduced drift. The box-frame distributes loads well, allows just 2mm arms, so it's not horrible on weight.

I have a 66 gram version (no hardware weight) getting approved on Armattan Productions, mainly just to show this can be done w/o being too heavy or expensive--I expect under $40.
Posted by racedouge1 | Yesterday @ 08:54 PM | 305 Views
1968 Moore point to point CNC jig grinder running on Fanuc 16...This baby is in tip-top shape. When I was a lot younger I used to do 200 holes a day on a manual.
Posted by racedouge1 | Yesterday @ 08:31 PM | 331 Views
Some unfortunate news...RC Foam is going out of business, I guess if you can't get Depron any more you can't sell it. Fortunately for me I drove down and picked up a box of 9mm. So I built a mini bow and have a whipit. I wonder what kind of wing I can build with a whole box.
Posted by BarnOwl | Yesterday @ 06:04 PM | 365 Views
Recently I got myself an ASW 28 glider, a Grand Tundra and the latest Spitfire 1450mm as toys. I have not flown the Spitfire yet as I still have to finish the build but it is my only warbird and a beautiful one.......
Posted by Galox | Yesterday @ 04:20 PM | 413 Views
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Posted by Jim.Thompson | Yesterday @ 04:19 PM | 401 Views
The advantages of this method are:
1. Light and strong.
2. Ease of construction.
3. Quick and cheap. Foam for the ribs can often be found from recyclers.
4. Accuracy. All ribs cut together in the one set up. Cannot get them better aligned than that.

For my next constant chord wing using this method, I plan to construct the spar first. It will go something like this:

1. A foam core tapered in thickness will be hot wire cut. Dimensions will be the airfoil thickness minus the carbon caps, minus 1 mm for sanding/fairing balsa. Lets say, nominally 35 mm high and 8mm tapering to 4mm thick, (for example sake only).
2. This core will be faced in 1 mm Pauwlonia ( but could be balsa or basswood et. al.) with vertical grain orientation.
3. End grain of the timber is then sanded down to the foam.
4. Pre-made carbon spar caps are then added to the top and bottom of the assembly. These will be layed up using common uni-carbon/laminating epoxy which is cheap.
The thickness of these caps are tapered out to the tips.
5. The caps are glued on and the assembly wrapped with Dyneema, Kevlar, or other similar high strength braided line. Then all given a light application of thinned epoxy resin.
6. The "laser method" hot wire cut ribs are cut with a slot to take the spar. The building board might be in two parts, to enable separation of the two halves to allow the spar to be lowered into place, glue applied, then the two halves brought together.

I fully expect this assembly to be super strong and super strong.

Video of a top cut:
Top cut left wing (1 min 35 sec)

Posted by RocketMouse | Yesterday @ 03:28 PM | 438 Views
Connections:

Home button to PWM5.
Select button to PWM6.
Display to I2C port
Bluetooth to UART1
Local GPS to UART2
http://seriouslypro.com/files/SPRaci...ual-latest.pdf

Flashing:

1. Short bootloader pins (Boot headers (11) - check pdf from link above), connect Usb.
2. Using Betaflight or Cleanflight configurator in Chrome upload SPRACINGF3_**.hex FW from here https://github.com/raul-ortega/u360gts/releases

Configuration:

1. Download and install Configurator from here https://github.com/raul-ortega/u360gts-configurator
2. Run Configurator from Chrome Apps. Select Com port, select Bauds 115200, press Connect. Press CLI ENTER. Now all parameters should get loaded. Set in settings PROTOCOL to Autodect, and set BAUDRATE same as your bluetooth or radiomodem speed. I use 57600 for Mavlink. Press SAVE. To connect again to Configurator set Bauds to 57600 at the top.

Tip: Uart1 is in parallel with Usb, and it means telemetry is not coming in when Usb connected. You can connect a Bluetooth module to uart1. Usb is only useful for flashing new versions. You can, may and should configure/tune the tracker ęwirelesslyĽ.

If not set by default, run the following command in CLI mode to be able to use the local gps function through serial port 1 (UART2):
serial 1 2 38400 38400 0 115200

Other settings should be like this for Ublox GPS:
set gps_provider=UBLOX
set gps_sbas_mode=AUTO
set gps_auto_config=ON
set gps_auto_baud=ON


On screen info for local GPS:
RX: received packets
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Posted by fastmax | Yesterday @ 12:58 PM | 517 Views
My Remo Hobby 1093-ST arrived over the weekend, and I am super excited about this truck. It looks great, and seems to be a very nice quality truck for the price. I haven't had a chance to run it yet, but the battery is charging now, and I will get it out for a test drive this afternoon.

Check out the pics, and stay tuned for more info, and running video coming shortly.

This 1/10 Scale Ready To Run Scaler/Trail Truck is now on sale here for $149.99 during the Christmas sales going on now at Gearbest.

Printing some scale accessories while I wait for the truck to arrive. Propane tank, and some other cool stuff can be found here. Wheel hubs can be found here. The shackles can be found here....Continue Reading