Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 22, 2017 @ 04:55 PM | 10,292 Views
This is the 3S Conversion Maiden Flight of my Eflite UMX F4F Wildcat.

Eflite UMX F4F Wildcat 3S Conversion Maiden Flight (5 min 31 sec)

The Conversion process is very simple, but will require 2 (or 3) components to complete the 3S Conversion:

1) Eflite BL180 2300Kv Brushless Outrunner (EFLUM180BL):

2) Hyperion 3S 240mAh Babbelbatt Lipo - Can be purchased at RCBabbel:

3) (Optional Part) - Small Parts CNC Aluminum UMX Propeller Adapter:


The stock BL180 3000Kv Motor is easily removed by unscrewing the single set screw and disconnecting the power cable.

At this point, carefully remove the Foam Prop Spinner from the 120mm x 70mm 3-Blade Prop by scoring around the base of the Prop Spinner with a sharp Xacto knife. Then remove the 120mm x 70mm 3-Blade Prop from the Prop Adapter holding the Eflite BL180 3000Kv Motor by unscrewing the Prop Screw that is holding the Prop and stock Prop Adapter together.

Install the new Eflite BL180 2300Kv Motor in reverse order, along with the Prop Adapter (plastic or aluminum) installed.

Then re-attach the 120mm x 70mm 3-Blade Prop to the Prop Adapter and secure it with the Prop Screw.

Re-glue the stock Prop Spinner with a light drop of Foam Safe CA or Rubber Cement. Make sure the Prop Spinner is centered and rotates evenly.

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Posted by askman | Mar 22, 2017 @ 03:56 PM | 49,171 Views
I haven't been upgrading my computer for last few years but as I've been doing more Image processing, I found myself needing more processing power with multiple GPU. The only thing was that my pocket book would allow me to purchase much of an upgrade over what I already had. (i5-3570k based ) Recently, I've been seeing used Xeon Processors for low price on Ebay. Xeon E5-2650 is sandy bridge CPU with 8 core and 16 thread running at 2.0ghz (upto 2.8ghz turbo) and I found one on sale for 25 bucks shipped. I've also recently picked up an E5-2670 for 70bucks shipped. basically going from 2.4ghz to 3.0 ghz with all the cores (3.3ghz with single core) cheap 20% performance upgrade!

These Xeons are lifecycled out of server farms, but they have been ran conservatively and have lot of life left in them. They also uses DDR3 Registered ECC Ram, which are also available used. The only problem is that these processor requires certain motherboard. I have found new motherboard with X79 chipset , but they were 160 bucks or so. Because I wanted to run at least 2 or 3 GPU, I could not use pre owned server motherboard which are about 100 bucks with First gen E5 xeon, you couldn't run X99 board (which can only run with 3rd gen I believe)

After some careful research, I ran across used HP workstation that could run E5 chipset. HP Z420, Z620 and Z820 were originally sold as high end...Continue Reading
Posted by rinoki71 | Mar 22, 2017 @ 03:24 PM | 4,119 Views
My review of the new Syma X8SW Wi-Fi FPV drone with altitude hold.

SYMA NEWEST X8 SERIES!!! X8SW w/FPV & Althold... Review & Flight Test (27 min 11 sec)

Posted by Colt1212 | Mar 22, 2017 @ 02:49 PM | 1,946 Views
I need to buy a connector for these 4 ports and i dont know the name of the connector to buy. If someone could tell me that would be great.
Posted by KatrinaRosen | Mar 22, 2017 @ 01:56 PM | 3,631 Views
Drones in Visual Journalism. The New York Times staff photographer Josh Haner was an early adopter of drone photography. His earliest forays were with a $60 gadget that he maneuvered around his living room. Since then, he has aimed ever higher, making videos and stills high above the Gobi Desert and the Marshall Islands. He has embraced the technology in ways that add a stunning dimension to his storytelling, while at the same time presenting unforeseen challenges. His conversation with James Estrin has been edited for length and clarity.
Posted by RC Hobby Pro | Mar 22, 2017 @ 12:36 PM | 4,081 Views
Hello RC Maniacs!!

Please check out our latest unboxing.
We are featuring the Traxxas E-Revo Brushless Edition.

Traxxas E Revo Brushless Unboxing | Buy Now Pay Later at RCHOBBYPRO.COM (2 min 47 sec)

Built For Brushless
We built the E-Revo for brushless power right from the start. For other companies, brushless-ready means just making some nominal provisions for battery and motor installation and letting the aftermarket develop the upgrades necessary to make it survive. Not Traxxas. We heard the call for more power, so E-Revo was tested tough for durability with brutal 6S LiPo power and intense custom-wound brushless motors. For the uninitiated, this extreme 65+mph motor monster truck is ordinarily a predictable recipe for a box full of twisted and mangled parts. Not so with the Traxxas E-Revo Brushless Edition. E-Revo's driveline has been engineered to endure the kind of horsepower and punishment that's possible with today's motor and battery technology. It looks factory because it is factory, complete with a separate motor plate for clean, low-slung single motor installation. E-Revo Brushless Edition includes Power Cell NiMH batteries for Ready-To-Race fun right out of the box, and is ready for your choice of Power Cell LiPos no modifications needed.

You can purchase the Traxxas E-Revo at Rc Hobby Pro. We offer Buy Now Pay Later payment option on all of our Rc Vehicles.
Posted by CCxRC | Mar 22, 2017 @ 10:26 AM | 5,048 Views
KingKong 210GT RTF Unboxing (9 min 10 sec)

This is one sexy drone. The red and carbon fiber make it look like a Ferrari. For an RTF at this price it comes with good components and appears that it would make a great starter drone. It's running 20amp Blheli Opto ESCs, a 600mw VTX, 700TVL f/2.8 IR blocked camera, an F3 flight controller and has 2205 2300kv brushless motors. So I have high hopes for it. I'll be getting it out for a first flight very soon. Specs are below.

More info:
KingKong 210GT ⇨

Main Features:
- Premium carbon frame, strong and lightweight
- Powerful 2205 2300KV brushless motors, 20A OPTO BLHeli ESC
- F3 flight control system dedicated for high-performance flight
- 5.8G real-time FPV, 32-channel coverage, 600mW high power for flying farther
- 700TVL CCD camera with 115-degree FOV features good imaging effect at night
- Standard camera holder with vertically adjustable angle
- Bright multi-color LEDs with lampshade at the rear

Model: 210GT
Upper plate: 1.5 + / - 0.2mm
Bottom plate: 3.0+ / - 0.2mm
Flight controller: micro F3
Propeller: 5040
Motor: 2205 2300KV ( 2 - 4S )
ESC: BLHeli 20A 2 - 4S
Video transmitter: 5.8G 32CH 600mW
Antenna polarization: RHCP
Transmitter: FLYSKY FS - i6 transmitter
Receiver: FS - iA6 receiver
Battery: 1300mAh 3S 11.1V 25C
Weight: 306g

BLHeli 20A ESC
Processor: MEGA88A ( 16MHz )
Rated voltage: 2 - 4S LiPo
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Posted by Keith Kindrick | Mar 22, 2017 @ 09:52 AM | 7,560 Views
I saw this video on how to do a very clean installation this morning. Enjoy!

Assembly Video - IDS - (9 min 14 sec)

Posted by mudman1959 | Mar 22, 2017 @ 09:15 AM | 7,490 Views
How many planes can you count? Running out of room! More up above in the loft area too... Obsession or Sickness I'm not sure which one... Hey there's always room for one more... Wow!!! That's a nice one....
Posted by jaeposi | Mar 22, 2017 @ 08:43 AM | 4,126 Views
6 Axis gyro for more stable flight and ease of control
One key to return function: easy to find its way home
3D tumbling in four directions with 4 LED lights
4 Channel: ascend, descend, forward, backward, left sideward fly, right sideward fly and 3D rolling
Battery protection
JJRC H20 With Headless Mode, unnecessary to adjust the position of aircraft before flying
Lightweight airframe with desirable durability
Posted by Boss FPV | Mar 22, 2017 @ 05:56 AM | 8,324 Views
So this is the first time I've been unlucky enough to land in water, luckily nothing appears to be damaged though and the quad is still flying ok!!

Swimming Chameleon (2 min 18 sec)

Posted by flyingheli | Mar 22, 2017 @ 04:19 AM | 2,918 Views
Emax RS2305 2750KV Brushless Motor is for Pre-order now!

It will be available in Early April.
Discussion / Posted by genstattu-acepowling / Mar 22, 2017 @ 03:21 AM / 4,062 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
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Posted by CCxRC | Mar 22, 2017 @ 12:28 AM | 5,024 Views
Redcat Ground Pounder Amsoil Monster Truck Unboxing (7 min 53 sec)

You asked for a Redcat RC and here one is. I didn't plan to get one this quickly, but I saw it on the shelf and couldn't help myself. The low price for the features helped make my decision of this over the Axial SMT Grave Digger. I plan to upgrade it to a brushless system and then re-work the RTR components to handle it.
Posted by martinpuot | Mar 22, 2017 @ 12:22 AM | 4,096 Views
Posted by FPV.Model | Mar 21, 2017 @ 08:07 PM | 6,766 Views
This is a new version of FPVmodel motor grip pliers with multi-functions. They are designed to make your prop changes much easier than ever before, the FPVModel Motor Grip Pliers are suitable for 2204, 2205, 2206, 2207, 1306, 1406 and 1806 sized motors, also the antennas and m5 motor lock nuts. You will no need to worry about the damage to the motors, props and locknuts when removing them any more.

Comparing to the previous version, the new version can not only used for the removal of motors and props, but also can be used for adjust the FPV cameras and radios.

Buy the new motor grip pliers:

Item Name: Motor Grip Pliers
Maximum opening: 45mm
Weight: 57g

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