Posted by scousethief | Today @ 06:16 AM | 83 Views

Away from our initial debut in the RC world, ZOHD has evolved into a mature, committed and responsible company.

The Talon GT “Rebel” is the continuation of our new series called MKII, started with the highly acclaimed Dart XL “Extreme”. This series will feature an incredible set of high quality and ORIGINAL innovations, intended to give you the FPV aircraft for casual, mid and long range.

With MKII, without cutting any corners, we went straight ahead with 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly materials, metal gear servos, high quality power plants, protection for leading edges and skids, wing fences, vortex generators, dedicated bays for FPV gear, revolutionary multi-cam hard noses and much, much more.

Talon GT is one of the most capable FPV planes in 2019, regardless wingspan and price. Can compete in range and speed with planes twice as big and twice the cost without blinking. Specifically design to fly with modern flight controllers, high power video transmitters and long range systems, Talon GT will give you the best FPV experience to date. Easy assembly, setup and maintenance… A true king of the skies!

This is it! ZOHD Talon GT “Rebel” is ready to hit the skies around the world, and this is just the beginning… join us in this incredible adventure!

Brand Name: ZOHD
Product Name: ZOHD Talon GT "Rebel"
Material: Biodegradable BEPP
Wingspan: 1000mm(39....Continue Reading
Posted by Spaaro | Today @ 05:41 AM | 94 Views
Part of this project I was looking forward to: using safety pins for hinging. Connected up the rudder post...turned out FANTASTIC!

Having that little bit of metal in there seems more like real, hinged control surfaces than CyA-soaked plastic ones.
They went together in one session/sitting; I don't think it is too much more effort than pre-made hinges either, at least as far as alignment/gapping.

Stabilizer is not based on any particular airfoil beyond 'TLAR'--a slab with a modest amount of symmetry, eg: flattened lenticular shape. I had skipped a step that would have imparted some curvature into the slotted base plate(..moisture + heat molding..); I can still do it but its a bit tougher this far along in its build.

Being thin, lacking glass composite and having a wide, mid-chord, mounting slot to 'rob' strength, leading edge sheeting seems the way to go.

I'm not 'seeking' any hobby grade ply veneer; I chose bamboo flat strips from a thrift store dinner mat...edge-sanded them into planks and joined them to form sheets. About 20 minutes of judicious sanding gave me 2, wafer thin plank sheets perfect for the task.

Now spliced together in a forward swept, shallow 'V', such that the bamboo's long grain intersects/crosses on a bias, hopefully adding torsional stiffness.

I'll mount it today & we'll see!...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Today @ 02:53 AM | 153 Views

DVR Link
Tx06 Link

Tx06 was sent for review by
The DVR was purchased from

I have wanted to do something like this for a long time , and the catalyst was Banggood sending me the Eachine Tx06 for review / testing .

Eachine TX06 FPV camera unit :

I dont have video recording FPV goggles , so I cant directly record the video stream ..
What I can tell you is that the Tx06 has the cleanest video transmission I have experienced to date .
It is actually surprisingly good for the price .

I did try to use the Tx06 with two of my micro quads , and whilst they did work well for the tx06 , the batteries in the tiny quads could not sustain the extra current of the Tx06 unit . ( around 280mAh ) .
One gave me 45 seconds of flight , and the E010 I mounted the Tx06 on gave me about 90 seconds of flight .. ( Might need a battery upgrade )
I did finally mount the Tx06 on my old now WL toys 959 quadcopter which uses 1000mAh 1s .. This battery was easily able to handle the Tx06 and still gave around 8 minutes of flight .

Micro DVR :

Since I cant record the video stream , the next best thing would be an affordable DVR ..
The camera and DVR are not plug and play compatible .. Some soldering and splicing is required ...
Power - The DVR requires power , and for this I spliced into the + and - cables running to the Tx06 ..
Video - Well , yes . I spliced into the VIDEO OUT cable for the video signal .
The DVR came with a 3...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 10:26 PM | 193 Views

Shake N Bake ...
It's all shaking

I was right .. I had to tap into the + and - from the battery as well the video OUT signal wire ..
So it might look complicated with all that wiring , but simply eliminate whats not needed and your talking 3 wires ..

All that's needed is a micro SD card and a 1s battery for power ..
Now apparently the Camera pulls about 280mAh and the DVR about 260mAh ...
So we are talking about , half an Amp region for current draw .. Just got to make sure your battery can handle that .

I will have some video shortly , just need to do some editing ..

TX06 FPV camera

So what I have here is a very small , FPV camera / video recorder set up that is highly mobile ..

Posted by starcad | Yesterday @ 09:58 PM | 201 Views
With all of the setup and calibration complete it’s time to do the receiver Self Check. Before doing the receiver Self Check a model needs to be set up on the Taranis. I use the Taranis OpenTx Companion 2.1.1 as I prefer to have a hard-wired connection to transfer information to the memory of the transmitter. Others may prefer using the wireless Lua script. I’ll be using OpenTx Companion 2.1.9. The Pictures are in order, read the material below and then just follow the pictures.

Open Companion 2.1.9 and create a new model. Click on ‘File” then ‘New’, and a new document.eepe window will pop up. If this is the first time, double click on ‘General Settings’ (Picture 1). There are just a few items that need to be set here. (Picture 2) Skip down to ‘Battery Warning’. I use a lipo and needed to change the amount here to 10.5v so not to over drain the transmitter battery. I changed the ‘Battery Meter Range’ to 10.0v and 12.6. I fly mode 2 where other parts of the world fly mode 1. This can be selected in the ‘Stick Mode’ selection. All my planes are set up with AERT or Aileron, Elevator, Rudder, Throttle. Just select your preference. ‘Measurement Units’ refers to either ’Imperial’ or ‘Metric, I use Imperial. Skip to the right side and set the ‘Country Code’, ‘Timeshift from UTC’, and the ‘Voice Language’. That’s it for this screen.

Below the General Settings are the model storage areas numbered 01 through 60. Double click on the first free Model....Continue Reading
Posted by Wingmanrc93 | Yesterday @ 07:57 PM | 210 Views
Triplet Wednesday. 😁
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 07:24 PM | 218 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Diatone 2019 GT R239 R90 review. - Is this Diatone 2019 GT R239 R90 Brushless 2" 3S FPV Racing Drone Pink Edition for pussies? This Diatone 2019 GT R239 R90 review includes unboxing, inspection, setup, mods, betaflight settings, battery, indoor & outdoor flight tests. Flight action starts at 18:20 .

You can get this Diatone 2019 GT R239 R90 Brushless 2" 3S FPV Racing Drone for only $99.99 using Coupon code "Diatone2019" before 2019-04-15 here now:

Diatone 2019 GT R239 R90 review - Is Pink for Pussies? (25 min 54 sec)

Posted by Spaaro | Yesterday @ 07:19 PM | 220 Views
I've now gotten 1/2 way thru constructing the stabilizer and verifying it's fit/alignment atop the Vertical. Currently sits @+2.5 deg. incidence, but too early for any fixed decalage setting.
I 'DID' cheat here: I've added a couple strips of CF ribbon across thinned wood on its central mounting plate, as the mounting slot has a glaring fracture/stress point.

A bit torsionally flexy, but not after I attach some wafer-thin, bamboo sheeting along its leading edge and a few cross braces. The acrylic plastic base material is rather heavy; it will all be cut/'fretted' out; cover will be either mylar or Tyvek.
Elevators will also be foam & safety-pin hinged and I've only sketched out possible linkage patterns for moving those angled halves smoothly.

I should be working it now, but I've put off posting updates longer than I expected....Continue Reading
Posted by 1boho | Yesterday @ 05:31 PM | 327 Views
We do the work and record that data for this engine an place it here if you want to see it you will visit me specifically and Ill know who you are.
Posted by 1boho | Yesterday @ 05:25 PM | 336 Views
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Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 12:19 PM | 367 Views
Halloa guys

short review this time! Of a small item: a micro FPV camera.. The new Runcam Robin micro FPV cam..
This is a CMOS racing cam..

Link to the camera: Runcam Robin NTSC / PAL switchable micro FPV cam

Runcam Robin 700tvl CMOS - micro FPV RACING Camera - REVIEW (15 min 39 sec)

sensor type: CMOS
sensor size: 1/3 inch
resolution: 700tvl
lens: 1.8mm or 2.1mm M8
field of view: 160 or 145 degrees
voltage range: 5V - 36V
latency: 6ms (min)
weight: 5.5 grams
setup OSD: Not sure...
runtime OSD: Nope!
Posted by Teeder | Yesterday @ 11:26 AM | 377 Views
Thanks for taking a peek here. If you like, my youtube channel (Mike's RC Corner) is full of these videos and love to have you along for the ride!

I got this Desert truck in for review and I'm very impressed. It's a good beginner to intermediate RC! It's a big hit with my son he loves to drive it. Here's my video doing a overview and I take it out for a spin so you can see how it runs. More info can be found in the video description if you are interested!

BEST CHEAP Mini RC Desert Buggy! Unbox and Demo! (RC Courtesy of Banggood) (7 min 57 sec)

Posted by gooniac33 | Yesterday @ 10:05 AM | 404 Views
My Freewing EDFs with LED Afterburner affects. It just keeps getting better and better! If you are interested in getting one for yourself let me know!!

Freewing 90mm F-15 with custom LED afterburner set up flicker demo (0 min 33 sec)

Freewing 90mm F-15 with custom EDF set up and LED afterburner at LFE (4 min 58 sec)
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 08:46 AM | 445 Views
Test - Results of Brushed & Brushless Motor & Prop Testing on 1S LIPO

Here is a link to the Video:

Well, it is as I feared not as I had hoped.
The best candidate for a 1S LIPO setup is a Brushed Motor & Prop.
I have the Airframe Design approx. 75% complete.
Now that I have the power system picked out it's time to complete the Airframe.
Stay tuned for updates on this side project of mine to develop a nice flying Backyard/Indoor Nano Plane.

Here is a link to the Brushed Motor and Prop that won the thrust contest:

1.2mm Propeller and 1020 Coreless Motor Set for 90mm-150mm DIY Micro FPV RC Quadcopter Frame

See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by Spaaro | Yesterday @ 02:33 AM | 605 Views
Having spent January & February hunkered down amidst rain /wind...
...several trips to L.A. & back...the odd bout of sickness & fatigue...and a spending a couple '$$$K's worth & on taxes, unexpected car repairs and vet bills for my dearest, stalwart companion Ehrlah...

I DID slowly get back to modding this FX-706 Glider!
What should have taken a few weeks...along with the inherent 'trial & error' of unconventional building off ill-defined 'plans'--has taken me 2+ months.
Oh, well...I've still 'enjoyed' the journey/challenge.

One issue slowed me down initially: the Vertical Tail as I designed it didn't have enough torsional stiffness. When I mounted the stock, foam stabilizer in position, I could waggle and twist it with my hand quite easily. Aerodynamic flutter--"waiting-to-happen"!

This was after I had routed & embedded the elevator cable guide to its 'exit' point & thought I'd be ready to mount the rudder, stab then skin over everything. I'm still determined to do as much of this build WITHOUT carbon & minimal glassing, as using this shoddy, Harbor Freight 2-part epoxy is a PITAS to get right!
Only '5 min.'-working time--thats when it is cool outside!

Of course, weight budget for this tail end looms over everything. I haven't put it on a scale yet but I'm watching how far the 'CoG' creeps back behind the wing saddle T.E., when balanced on my finger or ruler's edge!

I briefly considered creating an '...Continue Reading
Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 01:38 AM | 600 Views
This is my Blade Inductrix Switch Air Unboxing, Maiden Flight, & Review. It is pretty cool, so click on the video to check it out!

Blade Inductrix Switch Air Unboxing, Maiden Flight, & Review (8 min 14 sec)

Here are the pros and cons for the Blade Inductrix Switch Air Wing:

- This is fun!
- It could be great for a beginner, but I recommend the RTF version for that
- Can be converted into a hover craft or quad
- Larger 220 batteries work
- There is potential to FPV this quadcopter wing

- Short flight times , even with the 220's, but they're not quite as short

Link to Inductrix Switch Air Wing:
Posted by J8o8n | Mar 19, 2019 @ 09:35 PM | 666 Views
Recently got a akk infinite dvr vtx and have been really liking it. It seems to have really good range and the dvr function is awesome. Posted a short video of some crappy flying with it.
Akk infinite dvr vtx test flight (4 min 17 sec)