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Posted by Flucas937 | Yesterday @ 11:44 PM | 28 Views
At first I was getting a flashing red LED on Tx. I sent it to Mike(Dragonlink). It came back & now I get the solid green on Tx. I am now trying to bind to V2 Rx. I hold the bind button & power on the Tx. Yellow/orange light comes on, I release the bind button...rapid flashing yellow/orange LED. I power on the Rx and I get a solid red LED & a flashing green LED. I let sit like this for about a minute(Tx...flashing yellow. Rx....1 solid red LED & 1 flashing green). I power off the Tx. No changes to Rx LEDs. I cycle the Tx and Rx power. Still I have 1 solid red and 1 flashing green on Rx with NO blue light. Solid green LED on the Tx.

Is there a problem with the DL system or am I doing something wrong? Someone please help!!!🙏🙏🙏
Posted by GRW3 | Yesterday @ 11:05 PM | 67 Views
Around 97-98, I bought an RTF from the local HobbyTown. I wanted it as a trainer for my boys, who were bracketing 10 at the time. For various reasons that didnít work out so I started flying it as a sport plane. I flew it as a pleasant break from the various and sundry higher performance planes that accompanied it to the field. I flew it a lot. A lot, 2 or 3 flights a trip to the field.

It started with a Thunder Tigre 0.40 engine and an Airtronics radio. I wore out that Thunder Tiger out and replaced it with an OS 46FX I had available. Woo Hoo! That was an exciting upgrade. I literally flew the covering off. Not figuratively, literally. It had that old sticky back covering that wasnít repairable. One flight led to a terrible buzzing, half the lower wing covering was in shreds. Not only that several hinges were broke. Completely removed with Monokote. Itís now on its third motor and third radio flight pack.

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Posted by alex111 | Yesterday @ 09:27 PM | 146 Views
Rc boat all done up looks like new again
Posted by keithskye | Yesterday @ 07:14 PM | 239 Views
Got sick and tired of spending most of my time over in Vegas working, so I started looking for something better and by pure luck I landed my dream "retirement" job a couple months ago, flying a private jet out of Van Nuys, California pretty much just one day a week! That allows me to live at home in Lake Havasu full time, finally! And that means I have time to spend with the wife and on my hobbies. Can't wait to get the 5 models I have waiting in the garage built and flying!
Posted by Larron | Yesterday @ 05:04 PM | 298 Views
rc saturday with RCUSA (25 min 43 sec)

Posted by bill34207 | Yesterday @ 02:41 PM | 381 Views
Today is my 3rd outing with the SoloShot3. The 1st time around was a real failure as it was recording video when I thought it wasn't and vice versa.

The second outing was on 4/20 and I shot 4 videos that I condensed into 2. One long one that had all 4 combined with open sky footage removed and one more that used the take off and landing from the 4th video (medium framing) combined with video two that was shot in wide framing mode. The compilation is uploaded at 720 p60, the highligts at 1080 p60.

SoloShot 3 Compilation 4 20 18 FlexJet 90 (13 min 5 sec)


SoloShot 3 FlexJet 90 Highlights 4 20 18 (4 min 22 sec)
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Posted by CGFailer | Yesterday @ 11:31 AM | 427 Views
Hello all, I just picked up a habu 32! Iím very excited as this is my first composite jet and Iíve had a poor string of luck lately with my fw 90mm f16 (Bad aileron servo led to crash) . My habu 32 elevators are very strong, however the servos donít quite center after downstick, they are consistently down 1mm and will only go that far. When I give just a hint of upstick, they will center again as if nothing happened. Suggestions??
Posted by CGFailer | Yesterday @ 02:04 AM | 725 Views
Picked up a GWS A10 kit recently, letís get this build started!
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 12:13 AM | 759 Views
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRwgf8bgGWV/


Our 1st & only view of the inside of the interstage. It probably would have cost a few thou from the BFR budget to put a roof on it or strip out all the guts, so Musk said forget it. They did strip out the pushrod that ejects the 2nd stage & hastily strung an extension cord to a warning light. The extension cord had a little left over. 2 wires in mid air appear to be additions. They could be a radio antenna used by someone else. What are the chances of retired Falcon 9's being sold as cell phone towers?

You can see everything mounted directly on the convex top of the LOX tank. Not content with plain old rods, they used horn shaped rods. It must be the most weight optimized way to transfer torque from a narrow diameter to a wide diameter.

There's a triangular enclosure which could only be a triple redundant brain box, where the 3 computers are mounted symmetrically. All the software flying the 1st stage & the IMU are probably in that box, all calibrated for its orientation on the LOX tank. We also see what could only be the nitrogen thruster tank & the pesky hydraulic fluid tank. Surprising such a small tank is all the nitrogen it takes to fly it back. There's no effort to balance it by mounting the tanks symmetrically.

The torque rods are already looking a bit rusted. The guy obviously doesn't know a 4k copy of the video is stored on the quad copter, but barely knows enough to hit send on an instagram app to upload low res telemetry.
Posted by JureZ | Apr 21, 2018 @ 11:20 PM | 767 Views
Swift model airplane designed by Thomas Buchwald

Mauersegler plans downloaded from
https://www.rcflug.ch/plans/detail.ph...
http://modell-aviator.de/downloads/do...
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...

my plane is a bit larger than the original design ,
780mm wingspan, 50g motor, with kv = 1400 RPM/V,
3S LiPo 800 mAh battery, 7*6 propeller. 380g AUW.
two Futaba 5g servos

Swift - Mauersegler - maiden flight - Movie (2 min 13 sec)
Posted by Clifford liddell | Apr 21, 2018 @ 10:42 PM | 763 Views
I purchased a Mi drone and flew it for 2 minutes before it fell from the sky which distorted gimbal. I sent flight log to Xiaomi and they said the reason for the crash was that the battery disconnected. I am thinking about buying a new gimbal and securing battery so it doesnít disconnect again. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Posted by bluem6 | Apr 21, 2018 @ 07:51 PM | 958 Views
This is review for the SJ-RG01 FPV goggle courtesy of HobbyCool. Initial thought is that it's a really nice goggle and not too heavy. I prefer box goggles over the FatShark type. I've tried FatShark Dom V3 and never could get it to fit just right. The RG01 is kinda in between and so far it has fit my face perfectly. I received the unit through Amazon and got it within a few days...


1. Price is just right at $79.90 from HobbyCool directly or $99.90 from Amazon.




2. Package comes with 2 rubber ducky antenna, charging cable (DC 6-28V), video/audio cable, nose foam and instruction manual.



3. The size of the goggle is between an Eachine VR600 and an Eachine EV800D. This has better fitment on my oblong face then either Eachine except for some very small light leakage in the nose area. This can be fix with the included foam.

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Posted by mlilasic | Apr 21, 2018 @ 05:28 PM | 1,127 Views
Review (ip) of DYS Samguk Series Wu 2206 2400KV 2700KV 3-4S Brushless Motor CW for RC Drone FPV Racing



Introduction:
Samkug Series was a concept from Chinese history culture. There are 3 strong countries, Wei , Shu and Wu.
They restrict each other and Chinese are influenced by their hero stories.




My version is 2400KV.
Stay tuned fot flight video footage.


Specification:
Item Name: Wu 2206 2400KV 2700KV 3-4S Brushless Motor
KV: 2400KV / 2700KV ( Optional)
Version: CW Screw Thread
Lipo Battery: Support 3-4S
Shaft: M5
Motor Width: 27.7mm
Motor Height: 32.7mm
Weight with 15cm of wires:

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Posted by 1Ironhorse | Apr 21, 2018 @ 05:20 PM | 1,103 Views
Update to Engine Roon Hatch print. After 33 hours and 20 minutes the print finished about 9:30 this morning. I started a print of other engine hatch components and cleaned up all the supports from the hatch frame. Iíll add a picture of the cleaned up hatch frame later today.
Posted by mlilasic | Apr 21, 2018 @ 05:18 PM | 1,112 Views
Simple, cheap and effective ESC protector case



Very effective and cheap.
If this cca. 2$ 4pcs protectors save you one 10+$ ESC its worth the money.






In the box:
4 x ESC Protective Case
10 x zip tie



Grab yours ESC protectors here.

Thers also mettal version here.
Posted by JulianGoesPro | Apr 21, 2018 @ 05:13 PM | 1,166 Views
It's been some time that I got that exited about some new "hardware"... but it's time to retire the OmniBusF4Pro as my goto iNav Flight Controller... it's not a bad one with it's onboard current sensor and osd... but the lack of "easy" 6 PWM outputs and not enough UARTs to get crazy... (BT+GPS+Mag+AirSpeed+vTx) kind of sad... that's why it's time for this new bad boy!

The new Matek F405-WING Flight Controller promises to give us (I think) everything you could ask for in a Wing FC
(in shot, lots of PWM outputs... and lots of UARTs... while still having the current sensor...)



FC Specifications
  • MCU: 168MHz STM32F405
  • IMU: MPU6000 accelerometer/gyro (SPI)
  • Baro: BMP280 (I2C)
  • OSD: INAV OSD w/ AT7456E chip
  • Blackbox: MicroSD card slot (SD/SDHC)
  • VCP, & 6x UARTs
  • 2x Motors, 7x Servos outputs
  • 2x I2C
  • 3x LEDs for FC STATUS (Blue, Red) and 3.3V indicator(Red)
  • Built in inverter for SBUS input (UART2-RX)
  • PPM/UART Shared: UART2-RX
  • SoftSerial on TX2 pad
  • Battery Voltage Sensor: 1:10 (Scale 1100)
  • WS2812 Led Strip : Yes
  • Beeper : Yes
  • RSSI: Yes

FC Firmware
  • INAV Flight
  • Target: MATEKF405SE

PDB
  • Input voltage range: 9~30V (3~6S LiPo) w/TVS protection
    2x ESC power pads
    Current Senor: 104A, 3.3V ADC, Scale 317
BEC 5V output
  • Designed for Flight controller, Receiver, OSD, Camera, Buzzer, 2812 LED_Strip, Buzzer, GPS module, AirSpeed
    Continuous current: 2 Amps, Max.3A
BEC 9V /12V output
  • Designed for Video Transmitter, Camera, Gimbal ect.
    Continuous current: 2 Amps, Max.3A
    12V
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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Apr 21, 2018 @ 05:12 PM | 1,198 Views
One of my favorite flyer is the VQ250 V1 (VectorQuad) that I built a while back and because I don't fly FPV, it's just too small to fly it LOS. So , I decided using it's components to build a larger platform to better see it LOS flying.

Original VQ250 V1 dimension:
Rear motor to Front - 6 inches
Motor 1 to 2 - 8 inches

Modified Platform:
Rear motor to Front - 10.5 inches
Motor 1 to 2 -10.5 inches

Specs:
Mini KK2.1.5 RC911 R4 SL-MIX / T-MOTORS MT2208-10 1850 KV / 20A MAYTECH-BL HELI / FRSKY V8R7-II- TARANIS PLUS TX / GF MAIN FRAME W/ CF BOOMS / 8 INCHES COMPOSITE PROPS / TGY-210DMH SERVO

CLOSE-UP BUILD PIX