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Posted by old4570 | May 30, 2018 @ 10:23 PM | 2,869 Views
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/jumper-j...___store=en_us

Just noticed this @ HK , jumper multi protocol module ...


jumper 4in1 multi protocol module (11 min 55 sec)


Wonder if it's the same as the iRangeX ?

Looks like multiprotocol is moving forward .. Hopefully bigger better things in the future for the hobby ..
Posted by old4570 | May 30, 2018 @ 09:04 AM | 2,487 Views



https://www.banggood.com/Upgraded-Su...t=chendongling - AF Link

https://www.banggood.com/Upgraded-Su...p-1171118.html - Non AF Link

Geez ! Where were these when I was a kid ..
Actually - I recall , we had those zip pull planes .. and the sling shot style launched ones ..
But these are interesting and cheap .. Might get the kids interested in model airplanes ..
Might even be a few older gents out there chasing these ..
Wonder if the power system can be utilized for anything ?
Posted by old4570 | May 26, 2018 @ 11:42 PM | 2,690 Views
Spirit 600 flying wing from Fasttech $20 USD shipped - https://www.fasttech.com/p/7327502
Hot SKY3025 2.5g Micro Servo off Ebay $4.19 each
4ch Frsky Rx from Banggood - https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...r_warehouse=CN
6 amp ESC off Ebay
Motor from GB - https://www.gearbest.com/motor/pp_11...ml?wid=1433363

The goal - to build a 100 gram RTF flying wing ( Or better )
Yes - just completed it ..

Pic 1
Pic 2 The completed Wing

Both ESC and Rx were fitted to the side of the fuse with double sided foam tape + a zip tie
Servos were hot glued into the wing
Pic 3 / Pic 4
The wing tips and control hardware did add weight where it was not wanted , behind CG ..
I still have not installed the propeller , and the 250 mAh 2s battery just , and I mean just balances at CG ..
Weight without the prop and with the battery was ....
Damned close to 90 grams = 90.5 grams ( less Prop )
So I dare say I made it past 100 grams with room to spare .

I may have to buy some slightly larger 2s batteries , maybe 350 mAh ...
Wonder what I have in the battery box ?
Posted by old4570 | May 26, 2018 @ 09:13 PM | 2,327 Views
Picture 1 :
Put some lines on the wing ( CG ) as well for servo placement .

Picture 2 :
I cut the tabs off the servos , made some holes in the wing and set up the servos

Picture 3 :
Before I glue the servos in , it would be nice to know they work , well that everything works .

Picture 4 :
Wing has been Epoxy glued to the fuse , servos hot glued into the wing , servo leads buried into the wing along the CG

All that's needed now is to put in the Rx , connect elevons to the servos , glue on the tips , and hope that everything balances far enough forward to use a nice small 2s battery . ( Oh and the self imposed weight limit of 100 Grams RTF )
Posted by old4570 | May 26, 2018 @ 01:32 AM | 2,650 Views
Picture 1 :
Just test running the motor to make sure everything is still ok .

Picture 2 :
ESC ( 6A ) has been mounted with double sided tape and a zip tie , as far forward as I can get it without stressing the motor leads .

Picture 3 :
Motor is screwed into place , hmmm two more screws or not ? ( I will run it some with the prop and see if the screws come lose )
Some super glue on the threads should hold the screws in place .

So I am on my way to trying to build a 100 gram RTF wing .. ( Lighter would be better )
Posted by old4570 | May 22, 2018 @ 03:55 AM | 2,497 Views
Update:
Pictured is the wing with ESC - Motor - Servos , sorry no Rx ..
Total weight in parts ( Without the Rx and battery ) 71.3 Grams ...

It just might be possible to build a 100 gram RTF wing .. Oh yeah the 6 amp ESC finally got here ( Already tested ok )
Will most likely make a start this week on the wing , they are very simple to build . First I will install the motor / ESC ( already soldered together ) .

https://goo.gl/mik7XT Eachine E32HW > Next Review
Posted by old4570 | May 21, 2018 @ 05:27 AM | 2,082 Views
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Posted by old4570 | May 07, 2018 @ 08:26 PM | 2,397 Views


Sent for review by FastTech.com

Product page @ FastTech



For review I have the Klarus XT2CR a 1600 Lumen EDC able flashlight with two modes of operation , Tactical and Outdoors . And right off may I suggest that the outdoor modes are the choice modes for most people . The XT2CR came set to tactical out of the box and initially I was left some what confused by exactly what Klarus was trying to achieve with the mode of operation ( Tactical ) . The XT2CR has two switches at the back of the tailcap , the main switch and a mode switch . Pressing down on the mode switch in the Tactical mode short cuts to strobe and the only way to stop accidental activation is to unscrew the tailcap . ( Lock out the tailcap ) There does appear to be mode memory , but its the strangest mode memory ! and only seems to work for Low , though a few times I got the light to go into medium ? ( Very strange ) But then there is no mention of mode memory in the instructions ?

User Interface :

You have two switches in the tailcap . The main switch ( a forward clicky ) and a mode switch . The main switch turns the light on or gives you momentary function with Turbo output . There are two modes of operation , Tactical and Outdoor .

Tactical = 3 Light levels ( Turbo - High - Low and strobe function )

Outdoor = 4 Light Levels ( Turbo - High - Medium - Low and SOS function ) .

Changing Mode = Instruction manual sux's for this one : Hold down the mode switch , a green...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | May 07, 2018 @ 08:21 PM | 2,269 Views
Still waiting on 2.5g servos .. ( For my wing )
Also waiting on plastic washers to fix my Q333 ...
The Eachine E010s Pro = Seems to have some sort of Rx issue ( Quad side ) - Maybe damaged - Box looks like it was drop kicked .
What I might do is put the camera on my B-Whoop - Since the E010s wont fly , hmmm , I might also swap out the board (?) , since I did buy this replacement board .



Sounds like plans are forming ...
Posted by old4570 | Apr 30, 2018 @ 10:12 PM | 3,375 Views
Came today ! Yay ! Eachine E010s Pro
Sent for review / testing by Banggood.com
Link to Banggood page Non affiliate link ...

1) You do need to program before flying
2) Inbuilt Rx - Flysky - FrSky - DSM2 ( Pick one ) I went with FrSky
3) The camera was double sided tapped to the canopy = Be very careful removing the canopy
4) The Rx antenna is a bare wire - Might want to route it some where safe before firing up the E010 ..
I might remove it and solder in a covered / insulated wire ..
5) Betaflight for programming ...
6) Bag of goodies = Spare props - USB charger - 1 prop remover - 3m Double sided tape ( for camera ) - and some rubber bands (2)