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Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 26, 2020 @ 07:50 PM | 5,317 Views
Used to pushing sticks in and down to arm your model? This video shows how to do it for models without a flight computer.
Edit: Using the sticks as the source on the logical switches avoids the rates caveat I mentioned in the video.


OpenTx Tutorial • Quad Style Arming (Throttle Lock) • [Intermediate] (16 min 0 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 24, 2020 @ 06:51 PM | 3,386 Views
I've got the ZOHD Dart 250g flying pretty straight now. Rates and gain info in the video description:
ZOHD Dart 250g FPV Version • Kopilot Lite Dialed-In • HD and OSD Footage! (7 min 59 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 23, 2020 @ 05:50 PM | 4,491 Views
The maiden was a little hairy. I slowed it down a little, reduced the FC gain, and tuned the radio. Very different flight the 2nd time:

ZOHD Dart 250g FPV Version • 3s Battery with 3 Blade Prop • Gain and Rates Info (17 min 29 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 23, 2020 @ 01:09 AM | 5,998 Views
This was fun:

ZOHD Dart 250g Maiden Flight (10 min 34 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 18, 2020 @ 07:26 PM | 5,392 Views
I set out to find out if a cheap 30a ESC from Amazon could sustain 30a continuous as the spec implies. After learning a few things about mosfet duty cycles and thermal equilibrium, I finally found my answer in this video:

The Cheapest ESC on Amazon: Final Exam • Does 30a Continuous MEAN 30a Continuous? (6 min 50 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 17, 2020 @ 11:37 PM | 3,167 Views
I got my hands on a ToolkitRC M6D Dual Channel charger. After a review of the specs and a tour of the device, I put it through a short torture test to see if it delivers on the claimed [email protected] per channel SIMULTANEOUSLY.

Check the video for the result:
ToolkitRC M6D Dual Channel Smart Charger First Look (17 min 45 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 14, 2020 @ 11:37 AM | 2,326 Views
There is a lot happening out there in the radio market. So if you've upgraded or are thinking about it and want to know what steps you might need to migrate, this video should help you out:

New OpenTx Radio? How-to Migrate One OpenTx Radio to Another • Radiomaster TX16s • [Intermediate] (18 min 21 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 12, 2020 @ 07:53 PM | 1,076 Views
This is the http://rcvideoreviews.com first look at the new Radiomaster TX16s Color/CNC/Leather optioned radio.

All I can say is: Wow!
Radiomaster TX16s Color Edition • CNC Upgrades • First Look (9 min 17 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 11, 2020 @ 04:52 PM | 1,519 Views
I took the Z3 FPV Autopilot out for a first flight on my Skysurfer X8. The primary functions worked:

Voltage, Amps, RTH, Stabilization, Distance, Time. I did have some issues with the 3-in-1 card initializing settings when connected and the AHI appears to be backward either on pitch or roll depending on how you mount the Z3.

Detrum Z3 FPV Autopilot First Flight on Skysurfer X8 (11 min 11 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 10, 2020 @ 01:48 PM | 2,206 Views
One of my subscribers asked me to see which speaker was the loudest. Here's what I came up with:
Radiomaster TX16s vs Jumper T18 vs Radioking TX18s Audio Shootout (5 min 29 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 07, 2020 @ 09:27 PM | 1,327 Views
The Radioking TX18s showed up today and I did a Livestream First Look.
Radioking TX18S First Look (1 hr 14 min 25 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 07, 2020 @ 10:07 AM | 1,084 Views
Everything you didn't know you needed to know about trims on OpenTx:
OpenTx Tutorial Trim Options: Radiomaster TX16s • [Intermediate] (15 min 23 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 05, 2020 @ 06:30 PM | 1,197 Views
This has been an interesting set of ESC tests. Learned something new about ESC duty cycle:
ESC Amperage Ratings: Does Continuous Current MEAN Continuous? Name Brand ESC Tested ZTW Beatles 30a (16 min 43 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 04, 2020 @ 10:53 PM | 1,132 Views
In this video I run through the basic wiring for a Detrum Z3 FPV Autopilot using a 5.8ghz VTX and a Runcam Split. I'll get the whole thing installed in an X8 for flight testing in the next video. This is just a first look and basic setup video:

Detrum Z3 FPV Autopilot First Look and Wiring Setup with Runcam Split (23 min 6 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Sep 30, 2020 @ 07:18 PM | 2,465 Views
Here's a quick video on using OpenTx checklists:
OpenTx Tutorial Using Checklists • Radiomaster TX16s Setup • [Beginners] (15 min 33 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Sep 27, 2020 @ 04:27 PM | 3,279 Views
Bitgohobby.com sent me a Dynam PT-17 for review. Here is the first look video. I'll put together a build recap and maiden video as soon as I can:
Dynam PT-17 First Look (15 min 57 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Sep 25, 2020 @ 11:34 PM | 1,776 Views
The Emax Tinyhawk II Freestyle showed up today and I got a chance to look it over:
Emax Tinyhawk II Freestyle Quad - First Look (6 min 50 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Sep 20, 2020 @ 04:40 PM | 2,041 Views
Here's a video showing how to setup wireless trainer using a Radiomaster TX16s and Jumper T18

OpenTx Wireless Trainer How-to • Complete Guide for Radiomaster TX16s or Jumper T18 • [Intermediate] (15 min 24 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Sep 18, 2020 @ 09:01 PM | 2,208 Views
Want to change out the pots on your Radiomaster TX16s?

How-to Upgrade Radiomaster TX16s Sliders (5 min 22 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Sep 18, 2020 @ 02:47 PM | 2,149 Views
This livestream was meant to be a short little live demo showing how to upgrade the TX16s speaker and it turned into a rap session. The speaker upgrade part is covered early though, so if you're interested:

Radiomaster TX16s Speaker Upgrade How-To Live Stream (35 min 16 sec)