Posted by angelo.p | Jun 03, 2017 @ 07:07 PM | 8,055 Views
Tested new cheap 6 leaves antenna from Eachine and compared to TBS Triumph.
The result is impressive! See the video
Eachine K-Loverleaves 6 Leaf vs TBS Antenna (6 min 16 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Jun 03, 2017 @ 05:50 PM | 8,662 Views
Uhuh, been thinking of this for a while and we were informed last night that the unit we were interested in will be available after January
Posted by quadhunter | Jun 03, 2017 @ 02:20 PM | 4,101 Views
The one big weakness is the GPS in the Solo. Mine was really horrible out of the box. After doing the cardboard mod (but using electric tape in place of cardboard) and some better shielding, it was better. From 5 satellites in a few minutes , too 10. But this still falls way short of my CX-20s. They would go from 5- 15 after shielding.
This may be a defect in my unit but it completely loses GPS about once every 10 minutes. This is sitting in the yard without having the props on or even the motors running.
I have shielded the entire area under the "Smart" battery (smart = more noise), power wires, and GPS cable. I don't expect a lot now partly since my GPS is the dreaded Revision A.

Since shielding the GPS cable and power connector there has been zero GPS loss!

Edit: It does lose GPS but about once an hour. Every time it is only about 1 second loss. Vs the 10 seconds before the cable MOD.
Posted by Danny em7 | Jun 03, 2017 @ 12:51 PM | 2,812 Views
Up for sale local orange county cal.pickup . $140. Gas motor R/c.
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Posted by rclad | Jun 03, 2017 @ 09:54 AM | 6,948 Views
Frankenstein Jolts to Life!

This won't be a complete build log, as this plane has been around for nearly a decade, and plenty of people have documented their builds. This log will just cover custom modifications I am making (or just completed) for those interested in that sort of work.

I completed the Jeti Anti-spark Connector/Arming Plug installation last night (at 1 am), so I had to try firing this baby up as a quick test of the complete set up: the quick connect battery tray (see separate build log), the ASC arming plug, and the newly soldered leads on the new FrSky RB10 redundancy bus. Results? As soon as I pressed the arming plug into place, the Castle Creations ESC sang it's little tune. I flipped off the throttle safety switch, advanced the throttle, and for the first time (in the plane) the massive Xpwr 60cc motor came to life. It's alive!

More to follow, along with photos.
Posted by larsonla6 | Jun 03, 2017 @ 09:35 AM | 3,133 Views
Just like title says, I have a Snap On Traxxas X Maxx 8s limited edition brushless RC truck for sale. Like new condition. Comes ready to drive right out of the box. Over a $1300 value but you can take it home for only $1100. Not a thing wrong with it. Just don't have the time for it like I'd like to and have other hobbies I'd rather spend my time on. My loss your gain especially being a limited edition. Only had out of box for maybe a couple hours. It's a beast and plus it's only 3 weeks old. Can do anything you ask it to do. Waterproof. Super tough. Can self right itself with just the push of a button so that you don't have to always go running for it when its flipped over. Can go over 50mph. Does wheelies with ease and even has a wheelie bar! Won't last long so come get it while you can and save money at the same time. For more info call or text. Thanks!

Comes with everything in the box as well as a battery charger and 5c 5200mah 50c batteries.
Posted by Alfayez | Jun 03, 2017 @ 08:23 AM | 3,146 Views

I'm new to this hobby also this is my first quad build so my quad is doing hower (but not at one place) it goes right hand side everytime i try to hower . I'm not even touching the roll stick but it is not howering stable at one place like quads do. I'm unable to get a single stable hower yet .

Frame: F450
Flight Controller: CC3D
Motors: Gemfan A2212 1000Kv
ESC: 30A XT-Xinite
Props: 10x4.5
Tx & Rx: Flysky Fs-i6

Any help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Posted by quadhunter | Jun 03, 2017 @ 08:12 AM | 3,455 Views
If you have an Android device 4.3 or higher chances are the 3DR Solo app will run fine. 3DR only lets you download from the Play Store if they checked compatibility. I am running the app 3DR Solo_v2.4.0 apk on an Asus TF101 with an android 6.0 ROM installed from XDA. Also running on a Galaxy Note 1 with Android 5.1 from XDA. Even if your device has 4.2 or earlier you can often get a newer ROM at XDA. This app lets you get the Solo APK or PM me for other options.
Raccoon APK Downloader:

Backup your data first. Go to Settings/Security, and check "install from Unknown sources", for this to work.
Posted by flightengr | Jun 03, 2017 @ 07:58 AM | 51,573 Views
In 2016, Horizon/Spektrum introduced "SAFE Select", a new variation of their beginner-oriented SAFE stabilization system. SAFE Select is based on the AR636 receiver, which has proven to be very versatile for a number of applications based on the way it's programmed by HH.

A feature that was new with SAFE Select is the ability to adjust at least some of the settings in the AR636 using the Spektrum Programmer software (SPS). Prior to SAFE Select, the programming on SAFE receivers was completely locked out despite the fact that the AR636 is normally programmable from a phone app or the PC software.

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Edit - January 2019

What's in this thread?

The information in this thread has evolved quite a bit since it was first opened in June 2017. Although Spektrum still hasn't provided all of the tools to fully configure the SAFE features on an AR636 receiver, I've brought a lot of information together and developed a programming tool for SAFE with an AR636.

The information in post # 2 is an "old" way of manually changing the SAFE settings inside a text file that comes from SPS. That has been replaced with the program in post # 4.

Post # 5 contains some model setup files (SRM files) that provide a good starting point for configuring your own SAFE model.

If you have never installed a receiver with SAFE in another airplane, or you're new to SAFE,...Continue Reading
Posted by mlilasic | Jun 03, 2017 @ 07:52 AM | 10,227 Views
Review of:
AKK 5.8G FPV 2000M Range TS832+RC832 Audio Video Transmitter and Receiver for FPV Drone
AKK FPV 5.8G TX/RX 1pc SMA Male 1pc RP-SMA Male Mini Circular Polarized Mushroom Antenna ML2

My new package from AKK just came and, like last time, this time also was lightning fast delivery. Delivery to the Croatia took only 4 days.
I really can only highly recommended AKK in cases that you need quality FPV products at great price or in case that you, in a hurry, need parts to replace broken ones on your FPV craft, so you need them to be delivered quickly.

I will be talking about two AKK products this time:
  1. AKK 5.8G FPV 2000M Range TS832+RC832 Audio Video Transmitter and Receiver for FPV Drone
  2. AKK FPV 5.8G TX/RX 1pc SMA Male 1pc RP-SMA Male Mini Circular Polarized Mushroom Antenna ML2

1. AKK 5.8G FPV 2000M Range TS832+RC832 Audio Video Transmitter and Receiver for FPV Drone

Short description:
  • 40 Channel 600mW AV wireless receiver, designed for areas with too many frequencies in the air
  • It supports 5 bands and all frequencies compatible
  • Easily Change frequency channels and bands by pressing button
  • Double-screen display for channels and bands
  • It supports full range of 40 channels including raceband

Full Product Description:

40 Channel 5.8 GHz 600mW AV wireless transmitter and receiver set, designed for areas with too many frequencies in the air.
It supports 5 bands and all frequencies compatible. Easily Change frequency channels and bands by...Continue Reading
Posted by Marsuc | Jun 03, 2017 @ 07:26 AM | 4,735 Views
Hello all,

we made a hotshoe adapter that is compatible with different cameras and can be used with Pixhawk for logging actual triggering positions ( you can configure the Pixhawk to log camera triggering positions based on camera hotshoe feedback instead of logging based on camera trigger command. ).

Adapter can be also used with other logging devices ( like our GPS logger, MK, ... depending on cable used ) that can log based on external contact trigger action.

Adapter on the pictures is made from ABS ( also available from aluminium with 2x M3 threaded holes that can be used for attaching fixture or Ronin MX gimbal ).

Here is the link to item

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
Posted by Anthony1970 | Jun 03, 2017 @ 03:54 AM | 2,710 Views
Has anybody got a vmx 450 /mm450 bike for sale or any spare parts
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 02, 2017 @ 11:38 PM | 6,014 Views
Hey guys!

I just uploaded my maiden flight with my GoPro attached to my MJX Bugs 3. I am pretty impressed overall with how this little beast handled the extra weight.

MJX Bugs 3 Drone Quadcopter GoPro Hero 4 Silver Onboard Footage (4 min 37 sec)

Posted by Boss FPV | Jun 02, 2017 @ 10:03 PM | 8,070 Views
I've been meaning to put up some raw flight vids for a while now, so this is a quick flight before I start work!

Raw: Chameleon Sunrise (3 min 31 sec)

Posted by AHudson | Jun 02, 2017 @ 09:02 PM | 2,947 Views
I'm building a 1:18 scale car and I'm looking to do 100 mph. What would be the best tires to go with?
Posted by angelo.p | Jun 02, 2017 @ 07:36 PM | 8,687 Views
Here is my video review on Eachine E012

Eachine E012 Mini - Unboxing, test and review - Smallest quadcopter (8 min 56 sec)

- tiny dimensions
- stable
- rensponsive to stick
- fast enough
- the toy transmitter is bigger than previous models

- no camera for FPV included :-)
Posted by aben71 | Jun 02, 2017 @ 06:20 PM | 6,164 Views
Just when I thought I had my mind set on a mico brushless fpv quadcopter,I now see this option! Looks pretty cool,the IDEAFLY IF88 !
It comes in three versions:



Main Features:
- High-performance F4 FC with STM32F405 MCU, BMP280, MPU6000 and micro SD card slot for flight data logging
- Small and durable - 88mm wheelbase, true "X" configuration, 2mm thick 3K carbon fiber chassis
- Powerful 1104 7500KV high RPM brushless motors and 2030 three-blade propellers for thrilling flight
- 5.8G 40CH 25mW image transmission + 600TVL NTSC camera featuring good image quality in strong / low light and 120-degree FOV

Weight: 77.5g ( including battery )
Size: 7.3 x 7.3 x 3.5cm
Wheelbase: 88mm
Carbon fiber chassis: 2mm thick
Brushless motor: 1104 7500KV
Propeller: 2030 three-blade
Battery: 7.4V 300mAh 30C LiPo

Flight Controller
Processor: STM32F405 MCU
IMU: MPU6000 connected via SPI
Barometer: BMP280
Micro SD card slot: max. 32GB support
Integrated OSD: yes
Integrated BEC: yes
Dimension: 32 x 32mm
Mounting hole spacing: 25 x 25mm

4-in-1 ESC
Power supply: 1 - 2S
BEC output: no
Continuous current: 4 x 3A
Burst current: 4 x 7A
Weight: 2.7g

FPV Camera
Resolution: 600TVL
TV system: NTSC
Min. illumination: 1 lux
Field of view: 120 degree
Input voltage: 2.5 - 5V
Frequency range: 5645 - 5945MHz
Channels: 40 ( including RaceBand, Band R )
Power: 25mW

The flight controller only supports SBUS receivers.

Find one here
Posted by Choppahman8 | Jun 02, 2017 @ 06:19 PM | 5,324 Views
Back in the air after 29 years. This time with my own design. 8:56 on a 720mah battery. 12:20 on a 600mah!! Probably because of the lighter wing loading.

Finalized Swept Wing with 2 motors added (6 min 8 sec)

Posted by thijs slotman | Jun 02, 2017 @ 04:44 PM | 6,068 Views
hey guys!
the toy mavic clone with wide angle lens and altitude hold!
visuo XS809H review! (16 min 39 sec)