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Posted by montis | Today @ 10:26 AM | 74 Views
FuriBee VR01 goggles were released quite some time ago, but they still can be interesting for the begginers in this RC hobby. Lets take a look at them in more detail.

Goggles package contents: The goggles itself, one circular polarized antenna, one patch antenna, power cable, video cable and instructions leaflet.



Goggles have three bands head strap, so they mount the head easily.


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Posted by Reckless_fpv | Today @ 09:47 AM | 105 Views
Posted by KRProton | Today @ 09:26 AM | 130 Views
I havenít updated my blog page in a while, so thought Iíd take a moment to do so now. Today Iíll just give a rundown of whatís been going on with me this year mostly as it pertains to RC Groups and my RC activities. My RC focus the last couple of years has been AMA pylon racing. Though Iíll never totally get out of F5D pylon and it will always have a place in my heart (I still have three different F5D planes I am flying today), Iíve gotten a bit away from that because the opportunities for AMA pylon racing here in the states are so competitive and plentiful! Iíve been fortunate enough to compete at a variety of venues including Phoenix, AZ, Wichita, KS, three different races at the AMA HQ in Muncie, IN (including the Natís of course), Cincinnati, OH, Michigan and finally, the ďChampĒ race in North Carolina!

Over the course of a total of eight races this year my main interest has been Quarter 40 (Q40) powered by .40 cu in glow engines. Sounds rather sedate, but Q40 planes have been ďradaredĒ at over 200mph on the course!

The summer really got crazy when we decided a change of pace would be good and my wife took a new position at a small community college in West Virginia! She relocated in July while I stayed back in Champaign to sell and manage the house, but weíll be reunited in our new home at the end of October! Through this, I managed to hold to my pylon schedule, though the last couple of months have been hectic to say the least!

Iíll probably be less active on RC Groups for a while until we get settled (and I get my model shop up-and-running), but looking forward to the next year of pylon racing!

Tim
Posted by gwynnm | Yesterday @ 11:13 PM | 519 Views
After nearly five years she is finished. Balancing and testing this week and hoping for a maiden after a cold front moves through this weekend. Modified for flaps, retracts, and deleted the gearbox. Still under the recommended 40oz. flying weight. Stay tuned!
Posted by Gary Chen | Yesterday @ 10:54 PM | 559 Views
Eagle Eye-30IE is a 3-axis high stabilized gimbal with EO(electro-optical) and IR(infrared) sensors for drone inspection,surveillance,search and rescue applications.The SONY 30X zoom camera provides 1080P 60FPS full HD video streaming and up to 360X zoom capability,which enable you to see every detail you need in the air even you are far away from the object.While the thermal camera allows you to detect targets in the night or low visibile conditions,and provides you with priceless information when you are carrying out missions like inspecting or monitoring objects.High-performance 3-axis gimbal is developed based on FOC(field-oriented control) technology,which will give you crystal clear video footage.

Eagle Eye-30IE is using the most advanced thermal tracking technology,with which you will never lose the object,the tracking function works on daylight sensor too.How it works:zoom in and put the object you want to track in the screen,move the cursor to the object and lock it via controller,and then the camera will track it automatically.

Another big feature for Eagle Eye-30IE is that the gimbal will geotag the video streaming and photos,also gimbal Yaw/Pitch angle,height,time information will be displayed on camera OSD,this is really important when you are conducting missions like rescue and search.

Eagle Eye-30IE provides an outstanding wiring hub design for RC receiver and video output port,which makes wiring pretty easily.Also the gimbal offers 2 smart speed...Continue Reading
Posted by Jay 123 | Yesterday @ 10:19 PM | 521 Views

Posted by alphatex | Yesterday @ 10:15 PM | 531 Views
Just a bunch of dirty metal pieces. Disassembly was straight forward, a few stripped head bolts that needed careful drilling and extraction. Back plate was tight due to the cam gears being stuck. Heat and Kroil did the trick.
Posted by CloudSniffer | Yesterday @ 10:07 PM | 528 Views
All orders that are in as of now will be completed in the current batch. Estimation about 1.5 weeks to ship.

Thanks to everyone who has placed orders for the Yellow Jacket 2M Competition

Corky
Posted by QQniulijiro | Yesterday @ 08:58 PM | 556 Views

Posted by singpilot | Yesterday @ 07:29 PM | 639 Views
I've been asked a lot about it.

At one time I had 21 motorcycles, mostly classic Hondas and BMW's. Towards the end of my flying career, I went around the world twice a month. I kept a bike I bought in Frankfurt-am-Main at a garage in London, and would go exploring the British countryside on layovers. I was north of Birmingham in the Midlands and had started looking for a petrol station, without success. Of course, in the middle of nowhere, at dusk, it started running on 3, then 2. There was an opening in the fenceline along the road, and a dirt road led down a small ravine into the woods. From the road, in the silence, I could hear minstrel-type music, and see a bonfire. I put it in neutral, and coasted into a campground full of people partying.

It was a nudist camp.

I contributed to the camp general fund and was served a meal of I dunno, but the beer was good, and the scenery was great.

I woke up the next morning, having slept better than at any Marriott in town. I bartered for a gallon of gas, and cranked the batt down before realizing a downhill rolling start was going to be my only hope. I started pushing the bike up the dirt road to get to the highway. Three 'helpers' joined me to help push up the hill. We rested once up there, and after saying our goodbyes, two pushed me to get rolling, and after it started, I went back to get my helmet.

When I got back to Kensington, I discovered the pic on my phone cam, which was in my helmet when I left.

Every time I see that pic, I wish I had gotten names and numbers.
Posted by Livershifter | Yesterday @ 07:17 PM | 652 Views
For anyone who might have missed these goggles during Banggoods Anniversary Sale or was waiting on reviews before purchasing.
The Eachine EV100 FPV Goggles have gone back on sale. They are still priced out at $159.99 on the product page.
But if you enter Coupon Code: EV100 at checkout the price will drop down to $99.99.
I am unsure how long this coupon code will be valid so if you interested you should probably act quickly.

Product Link: https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-EV100-720540-5_8G-72CH-FPV-Goggles-With-Dual-Antennas-Fan-7_4V-1000mAh-Battery-p-1182469.html




Link to a review of these Goggles:

Eachine EV100 Review. PERFECT BEGINNER GOGGLES? (26 min 27 sec)

Posted by rcduder | Yesterday @ 07:14 PM | 664 Views
Please check out my recent edit with clips of my Armattan Chameleon up in the mountains and the snow!!!

Full setup:

Chameleon 5 inch silver frame
Cl racing f4 flight controller/favorite fc so far!!
Tattu 30a blheli-s esc's
Tattu 2305 2350kv motors
Akk x1 vtx on 600mw unless flying with friends
Foxeer hs1177/2.5 mm lense
Frsky xsr receiver/ switching to r-xsr soon!
Racekraft 5x4x3 props

Thanks to tattu for helping me stay a-float!!!!

Thanks for watching guys!!! Please like and share!!!!

-Michael Anderson/PNWFPV

Chameleon Playing In The Snow/FPV Freestyle (3 min 26 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Yesterday @ 07:03 PM | 659 Views
Wow! I am impressed with this little quadcopter I bought from Gearbest,and it is selling for under $15 u.s. Fast and fun and super affordable and it comes with a realy nice full size controller!i ABSOLUTELY PLAN ON PUTTING A MICRO AIO FPV CAMERA ON THIS QUAD I like this a lot for many reasons,it is very affordable ,flys great and comes with a nice TX..more to come

Check out the here https://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopt...?lkid=11619157
Posted by phil alvirez | Yesterday @ 04:43 PM | 802 Views
soaring
am starting a discussion about soaring. please bring your experience on the issue or comments or follow-up.
according with dictionaries, soaring can be considered as climbing or staying up.
see:
soar
sŰr/Submit
verb
gerund or present participle: soaring
1-fly or rise high in the air.
"the bird spread its wings and soared into the air"
synonyms: fly, wing, ascend, climb, rise;
or:
2-maintain height in the air without flapping wings or using engine power.
"the gulls soared on the summery winds"
synonyms: glide, plane, float, drift, wheel, hover
"the gulls soared on the winds"

https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&s....0.s3D66D2_p9Y
keep reading the comments below.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 03:59 PM | 752 Views
Stabilized spherecam at 10mph & timelapse (1 min 50 sec)


1st motion stabilized spherecam footage. No more black borders.


It could almost pass for usable. There was a lot of math in rotating the spherical image. The solution was in an obscure library

https://github.com/FoxelSA/libgnomonic.git

For motion tracking, the transformation needs to be centered around a movable pivot, so it really needs to do 3 transformations. It first moves the pivot point to the center of the image, then performs the requested transformation, then moves the pivot point back to the pivot point. The fastest solution on a modern CPU is applying 3 matrices to each pixel instead of copying the image 3 times. Combining the 3 matrices through multiplication didn't work, so it's a very slow process.


Stabilized spherecam with VR mode on (1 min 50 sec)
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Posted by BernardW | Yesterday @ 03:35 PM | 754 Views
Let me start out by saying I'm not associated with Hitec in any way, except that I bought one of their radio sets. I'm just posting about how much I lvoe it and can't get over what a good deal I got, and that I'm surprised not to see more of them around.

I still find it amazing that almost 2 years after I bought it you can still get this deal at this price... this is in Aus. dollars so the numbers are higher than in the USA. Middle of the 3rd row of this page:
https://www.modelflight.com.au/catal...SAAEgIrUfD_BwE

That's the same deal i got, only it was from a different supplier who has now closed down. Mine was $10 cheaper at the time. So for $AUD 499 it's the Aurora 9X (not the plain 9, the 9X is better), Optima 9 rx with telemetry, 4 servos (Hs-5484HB), HD switch harness with a charging point, Tx battery with a basic wall charger, a crappy plastic cage for 4 rechargeable AA rechargeables for the Rx (I wouldn't use it, but it's handy for charging my TV remote etc) and various hardware. The same pack without servos is $50 less... or look at it this way, add 4 reasonable servos for $50. Right now one AUD is worth 78c US, so the package I got would be about $US 390. I still think that's a great deal for all that stuff. The Tx alone is $399 AUD, and the Optima 9 I think is almost $100 these days (for a while it was actually cheaper than the 7 channel).

I've posted before how much I like this radio and I know others who know what they're talking about (eg. hobby store staff)...Continue Reading
Posted by Antic bipe | Yesterday @ 03:24 PM | 767 Views
Does anyone know where I can download the manual for a JR PROPO PCM 12x?

Many thanks

Charlie
Posted by Alex fpv | Yesterday @ 02:50 PM | 752 Views
I have just finished my first 250 frame build and was thinking about building a smaller one like around 130 or 100mm. I was hoping somebody can give me a good frame to use and the not the hardest one to work with and maybe some parts that would be the right size because, I am a little stuck on what the sizes are for the motors and the motherboard. If anybody can help I would appreciate it.