Posted by Bunnyshooter223 | Today @ 01:00 AM | 106 Views
Here is a crashed Cheerson CX-20.
It looks like throttle was left on causing the motors to spin.

The motor shafts burned the prop hubs during that wonderful spinny-spin action

The motor shaft nuts are all missing. Dunno about those...

My friend gave this to me.
He said it was discovered in a family member's front yard.

The motors look good, but i have not tested it.

The most interesting thing, imo, is that this human blender was equipped with APC 9x4.5 MR propellers!
Kind of like my FlyZone Tidewater's 9x4.7 SF That is a ton of prop!
Posted by bluem6 | Yesterday @ 10:35 PM | 205 Views
My Hellbender 122 back from the dead. The other day during maiden it took a tumble and found out ESC1 was completely destroy and motor. I have no clue as what happened but after a few day of troubleshooting I still could not find the cause. So after a few visit to Dr. "Hakko" found not only the esc/motor was bad but the flight controller as well. Signal pin was shorted to ground for some reason and there was no visible traces of burn component on the flight controller. To be on the safe side, I decided to elevate the ESC off the carbon fiber frame a bit more so that + and - was not touching the carbon fiber. Electrical tape and wrap on those pins and rewrap to the arms. But doing so leave no room for the rear arm to hold the ESC and the motor wires. The wires are now 90 degree from the arm. This is probably one of my uglier build but at this point I just want it to fly lol. I did a quick maiden in the garage and a few punch out and so far so good....

Build parts:
1. Hellbender 122 frame (nice looking frame, different from my X frame with a little more room to work)
2. RacerStar 15A esc (I know why they discontinue these, the throttle range is not the greatest...especially around mid point. Even the older
LittleBee is better then these ESC)
3. Emax 1306 4000kv (these are some of the smoothest 1306 motors I have tried, the bearing and even at max throttle on 4S it has very little
vibration. No wonder they cost an arm and a leg...probably...Continue Reading
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Yesterday @ 08:17 PM | 294 Views
TECHBOY TB802 One Key Motion Control Drone Review and Flight Test - Control it with one hand! (16 min 4 sec)

This is definitely a unique quadcopter with one key motion control instead of a traditional remote controller. You control it by gesturing with one hand and using the one button on the mouse looking controller. It has altitude hold and flies exclusively in headless mode which makes learning to fly this unique drone a bit easier. There is definitely a learning curve with the various button inputs, but I had fun flying it and enjoy a challenge. I got used to which direction does what after a few flights. It was pretty windy the day of the review, so it seems to handle wind fairly well. This is an inexpensive quadcopter with a neat feature that isn't too gimmicky because it actually works.

-7 and half minutes of flight time
-Altitude hold works well and helps using gestures much easier
-The quadcopter is responsive to hand movements with the controller
-Built-in prop guards allows for safe indoor flying
-Tight flips

-Takes some getting used to the controls
-Sometimes you might push the auto-land button while attempting one of the other button directions
-Short operating range
Posted by fastmax | Yesterday @ 07:58 PM | 322 Views
The AWESOME UAV Q95 Brushless Micro FPV Racer is now available as a Flysky BNF, Frsky BNF or PNP model without receiver. Click me to purchase one of these great little micros.

AWESOME UAV has been making some nice flying quadcopters since coming into the FPV racing scene. Their Youbi 130 has been a popular 130mm option with many enthusiasts. I also recently reviewed their RS-220 model which I was really impressed with for the price. Now they have stepped into the micro brushless scene, which has been a booming segment of the hobby for the past couple months. Let's take a look at their latest offering the AWESOME Q95!

The Q95 is, as you would guess a 95mm quadcopter. This little racer has a pretty cool frame layout with twin vertical upper plates that surround the FPV camera, and radio receiver. The upper plates are 1mm thick, while the main lower frame plate is 2mm thick. The whole assembly feels quite robust, and has minimal flex. Weight without battery is 50.9 grams on my scale. I am flying it with the same Nano-Tech 300mah 2s batteries that I've been using on my ARFUN 90 and it is quite zippy. To my surprise it is also the quietest brushless micro I have flown yet.

This micro racer is equipped with an Omnibus F3 flight controller, a 600TVL 5.8ghz AIO FPV camera that transmits a surprisingly good image quality. Power is handled by a 4 in 1 BLHeli S 10A DShot ESC, and it has AWESOME 1103 7500kv motors. The quad is available as a Frsky BNF, Flysky BNF, or as a PNP...Continue Reading
Posted by Alex fpv | Yesterday @ 07:46 PM | 295 Views
I just got a naze32 rev 6 and I tried to flash cleanflight on it and it’s said boot loader not responding. I have tried to short the boot and that didn’t work. I am not sure how to use the usb driver on the home page of cleanflight .
Posted by tijojo972 | Yesterday @ 07:28 PM | 317 Views
Petite video Montrant comment parametre cleanflight sur naze32 rev5 10 DOF, par contre j'ai du repasser a la version cleanflight 1.11.0 car sur
cleanflight 1.13.0 j'ai des oscillations en mode "angle". En changeant de version le problème a été resolu.


Posted by BatteriPuffa | Yesterday @ 06:30 PM | 342 Views
Looking for about $500 US for a crap ton of FPV stuff. NEEDS TO BE SOLD QUICKLY!

These include:

Quad with everything except an FC, PDB and VTX

Flysky I6x with upgraded antennas

Quanum v2 pro with diversity receiver

1500 4s pack

Brand new still sealed Runcam swift rotor riot edition

Once used Runcam 3

random other stuff I will negotiate...Continue Reading
Posted by nioa | Yesterday @ 04:20 PM | 473 Views
How to program a Gear Door Sequencer with the Futaba 18SZ

How to program a Gear Door Sequencer with the Futaba 18SZ (8 min 47 sec)

This instructional video shows you the core information of how to program a gear door sequencer with the Futaba T18SZ. This article fills in the details.

Setup Tips:

I would recommend that you set up the door(s) and gear separately, doing each in turn. I start with getting the door direction to correspond with the desired switch and switch position.

So select a switch on your 18SZ, I like to use switch SB. Decide what switch position gear down will be. I like gear down to correspond to the down position of the switch. Standard Futaba channel assignment assigns gear to channel 5. You need to decide what channels you will use for your doors.

As an example, my Hangar 9 P-47 has 2 wing electric retracts, and an electric tail retract. It has an inner door for each wing retract, and a set of doors for the tail wheel. The doors open and close with the gear. I like to have separate channels for each of the doors so that I can make easy trim adjustments to the fit of the doors. So to operate the gear and doors for this model I need 4 channels.

  • CH 5 Gear
  • CH 11 Door Left
  • CH 12 Door Right
  • CH 13 Door Tail

I will describe how to setup the gear channel (CH 5) and one door channel (CH 12), as the procedure for the rest of the door channels is the same. For this example, switch SB is used to control the gear: Up is gear up (...Continue Reading
Posted by Valink | Yesterday @ 03:41 PM | 475 Views
Hi everybody

First, excuse me for my poor english ^^' I'm french
My first post here, if i do something wrong, please tell me.

I mount recently a homemade QX95 (a micro drone) with this pieces :
- Realacc F3 V1.0 Betaflight controller card en brosse with OSD (STM32 F303 MPU600)
- Flysky FS-A8S Fs a8s 2.4g réceptor 8ch avec sortie ppm bus i bus
- Only camera of : Eachine TX03 NTSC, couple with a Eachine VTX03
- brushless motor 8520 8.5x20mm 53500rpm pour Racerstar Diy fpv quadcopter Eachine QX80 4X

After ~ 10 minutes of flying, (with cleanflight) my micro get on fire ^^
- VTX begin to burn the scotch (I'll put thermo gain next time) (but appear to still functionning)
- Controller very heat when blig to battery and no more give alimentation to receptor

Hope you give me advice for next fly and the name / or link where to buy the little component of my controller wich appear do be down (I think the black in red circle is the one which burn)
Posted by John47 | Yesterday @ 03:31 PM | 505 Views
Hi guys I'm new to fpv racing drones, my first year, I have the walker a few right now gonna get the walker a furious 215 this week, anyway I was flying in acro, mode well that's all I fly in, but was trying to do some dives buy going way up and down next to a tree I lost orientation and crashed, my tbs, triumph and 45 degree adapter broke off, so I put a new connecter on and my antenna turned it on, and turned on my fpv, goggles had good picture but when I went out 150 feet had nothing but snow on my screen, so I put a new box on, and the same thing happened, was wondering if it mite be the f210, fcs, main controller that went out, the vtx, snaps in the fcs, sorry guy's if this is a dumb question, I just can't figure this out
Posted by rcstinson | Yesterday @ 02:34 PM | 525 Views
Hi All. My set up then the question.
platform: RMRC Ananonda, Tactic TTX850(8ch) radio, Vector FC, DL advanced& micro rcvr.
Ch-1: aile
Ch-2: elev
Ch-3: throt
Ch-4: rudd
Ch-5: Mode
Ch-6: Flaps (to rcvr)
Ch-7: Steering mix to rudder due to FC mix or rudd&elev. W/ inverted V-tail.(conn. to rcvr)
Ch-8: RSSi & pwr
Question, If I go to ppm could I get more Channels to add another mode sw & pan/tilt? (3-ch)
Posted by mnragnar | Yesterday @ 02:04 PM | 521 Views
My new Hangar 9 Beast made for a great show, but the big star of the show was the smoke! Harlan's "Bad Dog Smokes" fan spray smoke nozzles rock!

Glenn's Hangar 9 Beast Joins the Sturgeon Lake Balsa Busters - Part 2 - June 24th, 2017 (13 min 21 sec)

Glenn's Hangar 9 Beast Joins the Sturgeon Lake Balsa Busters - Part 1 - June 24th, 2017 (18 min 4 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by ChillPhatCat | Yesterday @ 12:30 PM | 607 Views
Been plodding along on this still... we've surpassed the year mark on this project but the light at the end of the tunnel has become a point of light in the horizon... it really is starting to look like a Pitts now that I have made some headway on the cowl. I never realized how important the cowl was for a Pitts Special until the last couple days. The plans show a cowl that just extends straight off from the fuselage and completely conforming to the fuselage... but we all know there should be some cheeks on that cowl.

I am not sure at this point if I'll just sand and fill this and paint it or sand and fill and fiberglass, or maybe even turn this into a mold. I think it will end up as some sort of hybrid balsa/fiberglass though. I think a more permanent two piece kind of thing might be good. The valve cover and remote glow plug clip is going to be covered with an "oil cooler"... looks like the proportions won't be totally out of whack either. Overall pretty pleased with how it is progressing.

Also... side note: For a while I was worried I'd have to re-do the joints on the gear, because the right tire was forward of the left... you can see the problem exaggerated in a couple of the shots below. Well after looking at it carefully and drilling some new gear mounting holes, I simply rotated the right side forward and re-mounted that side about half a centimeter forward. It's now imperceptible with a slight toe in on both rather than toe in on one and toe out on the other.
Posted by fastmax | Yesterday @ 11:40 AM | 658 Views
GB90 Brushless Micro FPV Racer

Lately, it seems like there are new micro, brushless quadcopters being released almost every day. Many of these new micros are very similar to one another either in terms of hardware, and or appearance. One of the micros to recently hit the market though has a different, and uncommon design. The GB90 has a carbon fiber frame that completely surrounds the motors, and props, much like a Tiny Whoop. This quad also has two of its motors inverted which is something very unique to this particular racing drone. Two motors are installed in the typical manner, and two are mounted upside down. I am anxious to see how well this works, and if there are any noticeable differences in performance, or handling.

This quad comes equipped with an F3 6DOF flight controller, an FX798T AIO FPV camera, 4 LittleBee 12A Opto Pro ESC's, and DYS BE1104 4000kv motors. This set up is designed to run 3 inch props, on 3s batteries. I have a good feeling that this will be an excellent performer. (flight video coming soon)

Because of the way the carbon frame surrounds the props and motors, the quad itself actually has a physical size of about 165mm even though it is classified as a 90mm quad based on the distance diagonally from motor to motor, which is 88mm. The upper and lower carbon plates are 1mm each, and are held together by 9 aluminum stand offs. The fully assembled quad comes in at 80 grams without battery. My test flights will be done with a FuriBee 620mah 3s that weighs 46 grams.

All in all I think this is a really neat quad, with its unique design, and motor layout. I am anxious to get it in the air and report back on flight performance. As soon as weather permits, I will get some flight video and get it posted. Until then here are some pics. This quad can be had as a PNP model without receiver for $145 shipped in the USA. Click me. Shipping rates will vary to other countries based on your location.

Happy Flying!!

Posted by BorisTheSpider | Yesterday @ 11:29 AM | 600 Views
I found it! It was sitting in tall grass for a week. We had crazy heat and serious rain in that week and that grass grew up even taller.

It wasn't in a haystack per se, buy it was near some hay bales. I ran through every possible scenario, recapping the flight in my head and guessing at trajectories. I didn't actually think I had much of a chance of ever seeing it again.

Better yet, it looks like only the battery and 2 of 4 props are damaged. I intend to clean it up before I connect power, to ensure there are no shorts or broken connections I just haven't seen yet.

I also ordered a new aio fc to go with the vtail parts. I could probably find a way to cram the existing pdb and fc on a different frame, but it would be tight...and look stupid. I'm pretty excited for that to arrive as well. At this point, I think I can stop referring to it as a vtail in a new frame and consider it to be a whole new creation, using some parts from the vtail.

I must be addicted because I just want to keep ordering parts and building more and more.
Posted by KatrinaRosen | Yesterday @ 11:10 AM | 618 Views
A drone discovered a super-rare plant on a steep cliff on the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi. The discovery wowed botanists — and shows how technology can help conservationists in their fight against extinction. Merlin Edmonds, a conservationist at NTBG was training to be a drone pilot with Nyberg when the plants were spotted. The plant discovered by drone is a critically endangered species called Laukahi that’s being wiped out by invasive goats that love munching on its leaves. The drone footage added about 10 more plants.
Posted by Msshaneitanfrank | Yesterday @ 10:53 AM | 632 Views
Gears transmission
Posted by coreman | Yesterday @ 10:39 AM | 676 Views
Tim has done a nice review of our BluFO-XL kit and completer for RCGroups. Tim got a sneak peak of it at Joe Nall this year when we introduced it and got a chance to have the full experience of the build. Watch the thread for more as Tim has night flying lighting ideas as well as FPV plans over the next few months.

As well as his flight video: reviews the BluFO XL (3 min 27 sec)