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Posted by CGFailer | Today @ 02:04 AM | 305 Views
Picked up a GWS A10 kit recently, let’s get this build started!
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 12:13 AM | 341 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 | Yesterday @ 11:20 PM | 351 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 | Yesterday @ 10:42 PM | 353 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 doesn’t disconnect again. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Posted by bluem6 | Yesterday @ 07:51 PM | 523 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 | Yesterday @ 05:28 PM | 709 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 | Yesterday @ 05:20 PM | 695 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. I’ll add a picture of the cleaned up hatch frame later today.
Posted by mlilasic | Yesterday @ 05:18 PM | 692 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 | Yesterday @ 05:13 PM | 730 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 | Yesterday @ 05:12 PM | 746 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



Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 03:53 PM | 749 Views
Hi fellow rc enthusiasts

CRAZON 171604B 1:16 scale RC Crawler Car with WiFi FPV camera review. Drive action starts at 14:08 .This Crazon 171604B Waterproof RC climbing car crawler review includes unboxing, analysis, setup, driving, terrain & fpv tests.

You can get this ON SALE NOW here: https://goo.gl/6v6dqF

CRAZON 171604B 1:16 RC Crawler Car review (29 min 50 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Yesterday @ 03:45 PM | 762 Views
Flying today at are field. Got flights on all planes everything in one piece good day of flying.
Posted by Zelight | Yesterday @ 01:44 PM | 801 Views
Posted by unrauv | Yesterday @ 01:32 PM | 800 Views
Hi All

Starting the skin the aircraft...

Vincent Unrau
All plans are free
www.rcfbaircraft.com
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Posted by burkefj | Yesterday @ 11:49 AM | 849 Views
Here are three projects I did in parallel, the UFO Invader was themed on the old Centuri rocket kit, the Fireball XL-5 was as close as I could get while still having a decent glider and the Maurader is a top intake cruise missile styled model. All are around 10.5-12.5 oz rtf, use 2.6" tubing, and MPF and are 20" wingspans and 32-33" long.

Fireball XL-5 RC Rocket glider (1 min 31 sec)


UFO Invader RC rocket glider flight (1 min 37 sec)
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Posted by Kristian13 | Yesterday @ 10:15 AM | 864 Views
Hi guys I have the victory hawk VH-A6 and I want to buy some parts online but I can’t find any they said me that Victory hawk is Kyosho’s subsidiary so does anyone know any similar kyosho model with same parts or where can I find them ????
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:01 AM | 1,272 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Je ne m'y attendais pas, quelle bonne surprise ! J'ai aujourd'hui en test la petite caméra ONEPAA X2000 qui n'a rien à envier aux Runcam 2 et autres caméras de ce type. Le rendu d'image est très propre, l'utilisation tres facile et les accesoires nombreux pour pouvoir la fixer sur beaucoup de supports et engins différents. Malheureusement, j'ai découvert un peu tard le VTX dédié, le ONEPAA FXT, mais je compte bien le commander car c'est pour moi un accessoire indispensable à cette petite caméra . En bref, je pense que cette petite X200 trouvera sa place dans mes prochaines vidéos !!!

Onepaa X2000 Caméra Full HD FPV et bien PLUS encore ! Quelle bonne surprise !!! (22 min 22 sec)


NOTATAZ : 19/20 Très bon rapport qualité prix !

Les + : Bon rendu Vidéo et Photo, Gyroscope incroyable, nombreux accessoires, Nombreuses possibilités (FPV 5.8gHz, Wifi, HDMI )
Les - : les boutons sont un peu expsés en cas de crash en FPV, sinon pas grand chose à dire.

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

Pour les nouveaux clients Gearbest pensez au code RC18OFF

- ONEPAA X2000 Caméra: https://goo.gl/44dQMJ
- ONEPAA FXT module FPV : https://goo.gl/fCzqPX
- HONOR VIEW 10 Smartphone : https://goo.gl/6XEzuU
Pour les accessoires FPV RDV sur ma vidéo "FPV en Voiture" :
AKK X2 et le FPV en Voiture RC / Méthode conseils astuces ... (30 min 53 sec)
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