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Posted by Neilius | Today @ 05:33 PM | 66 Views
Posted by Jeppofpv | Today @ 05:27 PM | 79 Views
I Bought a DJI Phantom 3 Standard on thanksgiving from wally world, went and crashed it on second flight... It fell 8 feet into soft dirt and destroyed it. A few tiny whoops later, I decided on a 200mm size frame and went for it. Built a 210. I have crashed it nearly every time I have flown it. Cartwheeled it 50 yards across a field, dropped it out of the sky from 100 feet, hit trees, branches, soccer goals, got it stuck in a tree 70 feet in the air for 3 days, and landed in mud the first time I tried FPV outdoors. It's been a blast. Now I'm hooked, working on getting exciting footage and rebuilding every day. This is the latest.
Posted by rinoki71 | Today @ 04:45 PM | 107 Views
My review of the Firefly Q6 mini action cam (Runcam/Mobius) alternative that is basically a Firefly 7s in a Runcam form factor. It uses the very good Sony IMX078 CMOS Sensor and can shoot up to 2.5k@30fps, 1080p@60fps and best of all it has an LCD to change settings. No fiddling with loading config files or connecting to a Wi-Fi app to change settings. It has a boat load of settings too! I'm thoroughly impressed especially for $52 shipped free.

Hawkeye Firefly Q6 Mini Action Cam Review with sample footage (15 min 40 sec)

Posted by Wingish | Today @ 03:40 PM | 152 Views
I started my FOHDY this weekend, just have the wings glued together and the motor mount installed so far.Name: IMG_20170323_132603.jpg
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Posted by xardinen | Today @ 02:56 PM | 172 Views
Banggood and Emax recently announced the long awaited micro brushless FPV racer Emax Babyhawk. It will probably blow most other brushless micro quads out of the water. Read more about it here
Posted by on4mj | Today @ 01:51 PM | 211 Views
This thread is for discussion about code modifications, etc... in my scripts.
Posted by farquward | Today @ 01:28 PM | 224 Views
Picked up an MD 500 E with Blade 450X mechanics. It was well built and I feel I got a good deal. There are some things I want to change and/or upgrade, the motor, ESC, FBL controller and the mounting method for the vertical/horizontal fins. Also wanted a 5 blade head to further the scale appearance. The donor heli was an early release with plastic geared servos and a straight cut main gear so those are also on the to do list of upgrades. There's also the sound system consideration, it would be cool to have it sound real. Jim is working on one for his UH-1C and it's looking good. I didn't care for the paint on this one, but it wasn't a deal breaker either. I was of the opinion it could be easily changed should I want to. After some time it's started to grow on me, doubt it will change, except to do the silver as I've seen on the full size birds horizontal fin.
I wanted to do the motor upgrade as the stock 450X motor has known issues. For the replacement I'm gong with an E-flight 450H. The spiral cut gears are better IMHO, and would lessen the parts count in the hanger, my 450X/UH-1C has them. Also going with the Spektrum H3050/3060 MG servos, same as my other 450. For the ESC, a Hobbywing Platinum Pro 50A V3 will do the job. Lynx spiral cut pinion gears, bought a couple different sizes just in-case. Also, this will get the AR7210BX. For the 5 blade setup, I have a Copter X unit and rotors. Been doing my homework on installation and setup. It looks to be well built, hope it works as good as it looks.
Posted by Rickey Thomas | Today @ 01:16 PM | 229 Views
New planes for my hangar. Love it. Nitro motorcycle is totally cool..
Posted by Crady | Today @ 12:00 PM | 294 Views
My Battery Charger Sends Me Emails (5 min 51 sec)

My 'MintyMailer'

I got the idea for this project to when I moved my charging station to the garage and wanted some kind of notification when it completed a cycle (see my note about LiPo safety.) That got me thinking Internet of Things and wondering what would be a simple and inexpensive way to get an email when the chargers buzzer went off.

An Arduino seemed like a logical place to start because theyre relatively cheap and easy to use but I shelved that idea when I realized they require a third-party service like those from Adafruit, Temboo or PushingBox in order to send emails, something that would add an unwanted layer of complexity to what should be a dirt simple project. Meh. (As an aside, if your heart is set on using an Arduino, Adafruit has a great tutorial for building a simple IoT doorbell that could be modified to perform other notification tasks.)

Why Pi

After scrapping the idea of using an Arduino I turned my attention to the Raspberry Pi. Specifically, the little Raspberry Pi Zero. The Pi is similar to the Arduino in that it has programmable general purpose input-output ports or GPIO ports, but unlike Arduinos the Pi is a full-on single board computer. When you install the free Raspbian OS with Pixel, you get a lovely GUI that includes a desktop, a web browser, a RealVNC server,...Continue Reading
Posted by AlkaM | Today @ 11:59 AM | 282 Views
I wanted to make a flight controller without all the bells and whistles so I could make a bunch of cheapo quads.

I realize that I really don't care about most things flight controllers are offering. I just want something that can thrown together with few parts put into a quad and fly.
There are two versions a 36x36mm board with an integrated PDB and a 27x27 ultra basic board. There is a header on the 27x27 board that takes those cheap ebay modules ( 5883 mag, bmp 180/280 ) if you want to add a sensor or two.
The cost to build these is about the 5-10 dollar mark. They are all a two layer board with 805 sized parts so soldering by hand it easy.

Here are a couple of the boards I am using, I use an ftdi adapter to program them and talk to the fc software. I have a version with a built in usb port but in reality I just don't need to fly around with it all the time. They are the same pinout as a SPracing f3 board. Please don't think that this is a "clone" I simple needed to use a pinout so you don't need to build a custom firmware. His board, I am sure is much better than this.

I will attach gerber files and schematics, also the diptrace files are included in case someone wants to customize or build their own.
BOM to follow if anyone is actually going to build one.

I will try and keep adding home built electronics to this blog. To me, building your own is the only way to go, that is the hobby for me.
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Today @ 11:15 AM | 311 Views
Of four stroke engines you dirty minded people!! I recently scored two of the best deals in a long while. (Besides of course a free engine.) Although these were not free they were under $65 for the pair. Acquired separately from different parties in the last week. The Enya 46 looked to be in really bad shape, but once cleaned up, it turned out to be pretty darn nice. The 48 Surpass looked just like the picture, but still needed some internal cleaning.

Both engines were completely disassembled and parts cleaned in my Harbor Freight ultrasonic cleaner with 1 part LA's Totally Awesome cleaner and 2 parts hot water. The Enya needed some parts but fortunately I had them on hand. The Surpass really didn't need anything but a screw that I had stripped the head on trying to loosen it. The bearings in the OS could have been replaced but after cleaning and oiling I thought they would last a bit longer. besides I did not have the right bearings on hand.

The Enya has been run, the OS has not yet. Both have very good compression and should provide many more years of service. below is a video of the Enya as I disassembled it. I do glow engine repair, cleaning, rebuild. So if you have an old tired engine and just don't feel like messing with it, send it to me and I can refurbish it for you. I have a playlist on my YouTube channel showing customer engine repairs.

Enya 46-4C A Look Inside (4 min 43 sec)

Posted by TeeSCee | Today @ 09:24 AM | 375 Views
Hi fellow RC fanatics =)

I thought I'd share my FPV and RC electornics related ups and downs (plenty of those).

Let's start with a down
I killed my Mobius the last time I when flying with my friends at an abandon factory...
The first attempt was fatal for the mobius, even though I barely had any speed and I didn't break a single prop on the quad...
Oh well, Yi cam, your up...

That is a GREAT spot. I'll visit that place a gain for sure...

End of a mobius (1 min 0 sec)

Posted by JimNM | Today @ 09:14 AM | 381 Views
8 pellets, 7 into the 2 holes on the left.
Posted by QuadraticYT | Today @ 05:17 AM | 506 Views
So this is a new 'selfie' type quad from Hubsan, that claims it can shoot at 1080P.
You can currently get it cheapest here (no affiliate link):
And use the code RM4223WRT to get it for $90 (cheaper than BG and GB).

Knowing Hubsan this could be quite good, however it can only be controlled over WiFi with your phone, which is always a drawback.
What do you guys think?

Here are the specs:

Wifi FPV transmission with 100m long range.
HD camera for 720P real time image transmission and 1080P video recording.
About 10 minutes flight time.
Failsafe function to auto return if the power is too low or lose control.
One-key return, one-key takeoff/landing, point of interest and waypoints full functional.
Gravity sensor control and follow me function easy for selfie.
Buit-in GPS for precise hover, waypoints and auto-return.

Brand name: Hubsan
Item name: H507A
Controller: Cell phone APP control
Camera resolution: 1920 * 1080P recording and 720P real-time image
Motor Type: Coreless Motor
Functions: Automatically Following, Forward/backward, FPV, Headless Mode, Low-voltage Protection, One Key Automatic Return, One Key Taking Off, Point of Interest, Turn left/right, Up/down, Waypoints, WiFi Connection
Built-in Gyro: 6 Axis Gyro
Transmission Distance: 100m
Battery: 7.4V 550mAh LiPo
Flying Time: 10mins
Charging Time: about 90 mins
Item dimension: 225 * 225 * 60mm
Item weight: 162g
Posted by roashru | Today @ 05:02 AM | 487 Views
I have a propel tilt a large toy class quadcopter and was amazed how much the propeller screws break at the gear shaft tube hole the other half of the screw is very difficult to get out because the screw dose not go all the way through. Good thing every time a prop screw broke I was at a grassy field. The solution I came up with is to abandon the use of self tapping screws and use micro miniature bolts something that will be thicker and go all the way through. I measured what bolts were needed figured I would start with the smaller size first an M1.2x8 mm this size fits perfect if this size dosnt hold next size up is a M1.4x8 mm then I will need to tap through the gear shaft hole. The drill bit size I used is a #57 in a mini drill chuck thats attached to a small DC motor I didnt want to use a heavier rotary tool. Pictures attached

Large toy class quadcopters affected:

Yizhan Tarantula X6
Yizhan iDrone i8H
JJRC H16, X6
Propel Spyder XL
Propel Tilt
Helic max 1327
Posted by SpeedyPedro55 | Today @ 04:52 AM | 499 Views
Since I was provided with an area to blog here, I figured this is a good of place as any to start one. So I am an avid RC enthusiast, but only things that fly no cars or boats, as they don interest me. I have had the opportunity to get to build various multi-rotors for paying clients , and I still do.

The coolest build I've done so far was for a ridiculously rich couple whom are friends of my family. It was a fully professional quality 900 size AP Hex by ALIGN with an ALIGN G3-GH Gimbal for a Panasonic GH4 DSLR Camera. I went the whole ten yards and decked that thing out for them, they dropped in excess of $15,000 dollars on parts alone. I got a sweet payday from that one! Name: AlignHex1.jpg
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The same couple also had me build them a smaller AP hex that they could use in smaller areas. The brought me a DJI F550 frame and a Naza v1. I told them to make this the best I could we would need to buy alot of additional Items, so they told me price wasn't an issue and to get everything needed.Name: f550.jpg
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Description: Full Autonomous DJI F550 Flamewheel Making a long story short I developed it into a fully autonomous machine with a Zenmuse GoPro4 gimbal, Gimbal controller, PMU, CAN bus, BT module, DataLink, and VTX. To supplement that I got a new iPad, and Groundstation. It was a well performing machine, which is still their main workhorse....Continue Reading
Posted by Roxanne Horton | Today @ 04:48 AM | 500 Views
HI there. I hope someone can help me.... I am desperately looking for plans for the Robin Jodel rc model for my dad. I have been on so many websites and they have all other plans to download except the Robin Jodel.
Posted by acepowling | Today @ 01:43 AM | 551 Views
If there is a chance to win the high quality Jump starter for free,would you be interested in it?

Do you use Jump starter to power on your car once the battery is dead?Appreciate any kinds of answers.
Posted by CCxRC | Today @ 01:39 AM | 552 Views
Redcat Ground Pounder First Bash On 3S LiPo - RC Shock Therapy Monster Truck (2 min 15 sec)

I took the Redcat Ground Pounder Amsoil Shock Therapy monster truck out for its first bash. It is completely stock with a 3s LiPo battery to give it some extra punch and speed. The 4 wheel steering was harder than I expected to get used to. It was super cool though. The added speed of the 3S didn't help with the 4 wheel steer control. The run ended when one of the wheel nuts came off because I had only hand tightened them for the unboxing. Oops!!!

Posted by acepowling | Today @ 01:32 AM | 563 Views
Not sure if there are many European drivers,but still want people to see Gens ace Team Driver Burak Kilic made an tremendous success to land in A-main during his first EOS drive. First time,then he got in,.That is some talent,isn't it?

More results pls check

Wish all the drivers good luck in new year,new racing season has arrived.