Posted by IntroSpec | Today @ 01:46 PM | 84 Views
Almost forgot... need to put goggles on too!

Will show final pics when he is complete
Posted by IntroSpec | Today @ 01:44 PM | 87 Views
Well he is just about done. I need to apply the final protective coating and then he will be ready to fly! Here is how he has turned out...

He has been a fun project from start to finish.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 10:50 AM | 240 Views


Tip #32 - Avoid My Mistakes & Self-Inflicted Flight Anomalies ;-)

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This Tip is different than any I've posted before in that it's mostly what not to do.
I'll list the many Mistakes I've made as well as the Flight Anomalies that were Self-Inflicted ;-)

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Posted by crteensy | Today @ 08:50 AM | 297 Views
The first iteration of my first ESC is described here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...a-BLHeli_S-ESC
and while I'm slowly beginning to call that done for now, I'll go into the second interation to get rid of some FETs I used for level shifting the gate driver inputs from 3V3 to 5V. Those FETs are Q1, Q3 and Q5 (DMN2990UDJ) in the previous design. They are tiny, but still about 1 mm² each. That's 12 mm² and easier routing on a 4in1 ESC, and that's something!

New schematic:
ESC_v0.4_single.pdf

The pinout is that of "O", as is the basic function of each output, but they have to be open drain and inverted with regard to original "O". A prototype of the driver stage is already built - the PCB is the same as before, but without the EFM8BB2 (that's on its own little breakout board) and without the level shifter FETs, plus some magnet wire.
Posted by Hobby4Life | Today @ 06:53 AM | 406 Views
The weather is not always good for testing things outside.
To be able to continue testing with the GPS widget, I made a GPS simulator / sensor based on a previous project.
I once developed a GPS Simulator app for android, this app can generate GPS NMEA senteces like a real GPS does.
It is possible to connect to the app via an HC-06 Bluetooth module.
The Bluetooth module then sends the same NMEA messages via the UART.
Such as position, speed, height, bearing and satellite fix.

What do you need:

 Arduino Nano or any AtMega328 based arduino will do
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HC-06 Bluetooth module.
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 USB-TTL converter PCB

This is needed to program the bluetooth module and / or the Arduino Pro Mini, this can be any kind of USB to TTL adapter.
...Continue Reading
Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 03:56 AM | 531 Views
This is my E-flite UMX Ultrix BNF Basic Unboxing & Review video. Enjoy!

E-flite UMX Ultrix BNF Basic Unboxing & Review (9 min 27 sec)

Here are my Review Notes for the Ultrix:

Pros:
- A fair price for twin motors
- 1S Brushless motors
- The foam is thicker and more robust than other UMX Plane foam
- Has a skid for protection when landing on pavement
- You can add lights
- It comes in a small box, perfect to slide in your car on the days you fly big jets like the E-flite Su-30.

Fpv

Posted by Adc49866 | Yesterday @ 09:28 PM | 997 Views
Does anyone know if the skyzone sky030 fpv goggles work with fimi x8 se drone. Thanks
Posted by burkefj | Yesterday @ 08:29 PM | 1,024 Views
I had done a smaller version of this a year ago using 2.6 in tubing and using a trick of an oversized wing with the oversized portion painted flat black so that just the scale wing outline was mostly visible and it worked really well. I decided to do an upscale using 4 inch tubing, modifying the nose cone front block head off and turning the rear diameter a little bit to match the thinner wall tubing I'm using. are you single ply 9 mm depron for the wings and tail with 1/8 carbon spars, two in the wing and one in the vertical stabilizer. the decals are a mix of hand cut self-adhesive vinyl and some printed vinyl from sticker shock 23. This model weighs 28 and 1/2 ounces without the motor. I had five test flights I started with an f -26 then an f-25 then 2 g-38 and 1 g-40 the video shows them in reverse order. These are all composite Aeroteh motors without the ejection charge. I was super happy with how stable at boosted and how slow and docile it was gliding and. landing. it's really draggy so the flight times aren't super long but it really looks the part and I'm extremely happy with the way it turned out.

Large RC Colonial Viper Rocket glider flying on F and G motors (4 min 22 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 03:46 PM | 1,303 Views
This video is a first look at the Dynam B-26 Marauder. It's a shockingly big fuselage. Definitely made an impression on me.

Dynam B-26 Marauder RC Plane First Look - Unbox (14 min 20 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 02:42 PM | 1,400 Views
This video review is the Freewing A-4 Skyhawk Maiden Flight Review With GoPro Hero 7 Black Footage from July on my second RC channel:

Freewing A-4 Skyhawk Maiden Flight Review With GoPro Hero 7 Black Footage (5 min 4 sec)

I am really itching to get back out and fly this and my L-39 again soon......weather permitting lol

GB
Posted by Leadchucker | Yesterday @ 01:53 PM | 1,556 Views
87" Fokker. Rimfire 50cc motor, 5KW, 5000 mah 6S main power with 2 2200 mah 3S batteries for radio. 27 lb AUW. Maiden this week maybe....Continue Reading
Posted by Leadchucker | Yesterday @ 01:46 PM | 1,469 Views
Bunch of pics of Rambler build . She's been done for a year or so and has two contest under her belt. Not putting any other description unless someone asks for info....Continue Reading
Posted by TMacFPV | Yesterday @ 12:19 PM | 1,524 Views
Best 20x20 Flight Stack Comparison! 🤩 Spec's, features, & more
Which one should you get? 🤔
I've got a "Special" 3-inch build coming up and looking at the following 4 flight stacks to choose from. Decided to go over spec's and features of each in a side-by-side comparison and go through my thought process for choosing the "brains behind the build", thought it might help some folks out. Other ideas? Let me know!
Micro FPV Flight Controller (8 min 3 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 12:00 PM | 1,528 Views
Gives your Eachine E010 more punch :-)
Weight: about: 1.8g/1pcs
Option: Clockwise Motor(With Red Blue Wire), Anti-clockwise Motor(With Black White Wire)
Option: With 1.25mm JST Plug

Racerstar 615 67000rpm coreless motor for Eachine E010 (1 min 31 sec)

Posted by jetpilotrich | Yesterday @ 11:45 AM | 1,540 Views
"Though he may be but little, he is fierce!" Fly the all new re-worked 70mm V3 Avanti "Pocket Rocket" from FMS Models! The new FMS Avanti delivers with a new fan, new higher KV motor, Bigger ESC, and new trailing link landing gear.

Specs available soon at: http://www.fmsmodel.com/fms-70mm-ava...ment-mid-april

FMS AVANTI V3 70MM "POCKET ROCKET" Unboxing By: RCINFORMER (18 min 33 sec)

Posted by rsilk | Yesterday @ 11:24 AM | 1,537 Views
Although I can display some telemetry data on the screen of my Radio, it is not possible to overlay the flight track on a map in real time without a ground station computer.

Since my latest plane build uses iNav, and I found a neat Android app to do this and more (Telemetry Viewer), I decided to create this solution as I already had a HC-05 Bluetooth module preconfigured for 56700 baud and paired to my phone.

The BT module is connected to the Smartport connection on the radio. In my case I have an XJT module in the back of the Turnigy 9XR Pro which has a Smartport connector (other radios sometimes have the Smartport connector in the radio case).

The Smartport signal from the radio is inverted, so it is necessary to uninvert it by means of a cheap "SBUS" inverter board. The wiring is very simple (3 inputs & 3 outputs):

5v power to 5v power
Ground to ground
Smartport signal to BT RX

The Telemetry protocol on the radio is set to "Frsky" so that the raw telemetry data is simply relayed from the flight controller through the radio to the BT module.
Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 09:57 AM | 1,658 Views
Halloa RC poeple..

I recently compiled a video for people that are new to self-building (or maybe RE-building) multirotors.. This one is a LITTLE shorter then the last one
And if you Are new to this, there will be tips & tricks in the video you want to know about..

Link to the stack I use in this series: Diatone Mamba F722S Pro + V50 ESC

Hope this helps you out!

Perfect 5" FPV Drone Build Guide - P4: FLIGHT CONTROLLER INSTALL (26 min 36 sec)

Posted by legacy_micro | Yesterday @ 07:20 AM | 1,893 Views
After messing around with this for a short while, I discovered this about the power supply....

POWER ON = SHORT BLUE to BLUE [C1 to C2]
POWER OFF / KILL = TBA
Place a 220K Ohm resistor between A1 and C6 for 55.6Vdc output
NOTE: [1M ohm pot (wiper at A1 and CW at C6) can be used to adjust voltage between 47-58Vdc]
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 06:06 AM | 2,015 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Un peu d'huile de coude, et Hop ! Comme je vous l'avais proposé récemment, voici ma méthode pour réparer et renforcer une carrosserie de voiture. Je ne dirai pas que c'est la meilleure façon de faire mais en tout cas, c'en est une... Si vous avez d'autres méthodes ou astuces, n'hésitez pas à les partager dans les commentaires. Bon Film à Tous et Merci de votre soutien .

Réparer une carrosserie - Tuto - Une des méthodes possibles... (25 min 21 sec)


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- X-Flip...Continue Reading