R/C Blogs - RC Groups
Posted by gwynnm | Yesterday @ 11:13 PM | 90 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 | 114 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 | 129 Views

Posted by alphatex | Yesterday @ 10:15 PM | 132 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 | 130 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 | 169 Views

Posted by singpilot | Yesterday @ 07:29 PM | 244 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 | 258 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 | 275 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 | 253 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 | 362 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
sr/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
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 03:59 PM | 356 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 | 358 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 | 374 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 | 366 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.
Posted by vwbsean | Yesterday @ 10:55 AM | 507 Views
Working on consecutive rolls with planes that have different role rates
Posted by Gimbal Guy | Yesterday @ 10:47 AM | 503 Views
I put this build together thinking about the weight of my quad and how the builds feather weight will make it a whole other type of beast... With that being said I never expected to be able to mount a hero GoPro box style cam and still come in lighter then all my previous builds without anything added.... After mounting a big5 GPS I reached 103MPH so I believe without this extra weight and with bi props the top end speed would be even greater!!!
Also I did all of this with 4s... wait for the 5& 6s packs!!
102mph 100 YARD FPV DASH (4 min 44 sec)

#gimbalguy #floss #kababfpv #UAVfutures #mr.steele
Posted by nigelsheffield | Yesterday @ 09:36 AM | 537 Views
This is just so much fun i can't stop flying it lol, punch outs and flips are so addictive!

Just playing with the tree, so much fun! Feels like a much bigger quad than it really is! Power!!!!! (5 min 27 sec)

Posted by Mr.Jagger | Yesterday @ 08:22 AM | 599 Views
Meet Slinky.

A perfectly good tarot X6 which flew fine on AC3.5.1.Using a Taranis it had great control range.And 5.8GHz video transmission.I got a Solo and it spoiled me for 720p video feed.So,with the help of some enthusiastic others,I've stuck the Sololink part of the Solo (an iMX6 co-computer) and now use a Solo controller and pad for FPVness.



I'm using a carrier board from Nicolas Chaslot which communicates with the Pixhack V3 by MAVlink over the telemetry channel.The radio control is sent to the Pixhack through the DSM port.The whole rig should have a similar range to the Taranis but with more visual HUD real time telemetry.I'll hopefully get the Solo gimbal on there soon for full camera control and it will take another full sized gimbal for the BMMCC with it's own radio and video link to the operator.



When you've got to bodge it.

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Posted by BernardW | Yesterday @ 08:20 AM | 603 Views
Hi, I sometimes really stretch the boundaries of off-topic, and something came up on Club Saito that I'd like to continue if anyone's interested, so here's a place for that. I have a neighbour who was a fighter and bomber pilot, and bomber navigator, in WW2, single engined fighters (I don't know what off-hand so I'll ask him again before I try and specify what types) and definitely Beaufort bombers. Of course I'm fascinated to know whatever he'd like to say about flying those classic types, but actually I like the guy in his own right, not just because he's a flyer. He's a genuinely good bloke. I offered to come and help out with things he can't easily do himself, such as lifting or climbing ladders. He's still pretty game and doing remarkably well for a chap in his 90's, but he knows what'd happen if he fell off a ladder so he's wise enough to ask for help when he needs it, and it's a great excuse to have a chat with a nice, interesting fella.

We stopped and had a nice quiet beer, and he likes to chat but of course I always wish he'd tell me all about aircraft (I know better than to ask him to talk about the war, like most actual vet's I've met who were expected to take lives as part of their duty, he simply won't talk about it). But he knows I love my RC planes, and I said hold on, I'll go grab my laptop and show you some videos, and he was interested to see. I showed him some favourites, like the B-25 with twin Moki radials (really screams, that one, I wonder if it's...Continue Reading