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Posted by accel8or | Today @ 11:02 PM | 66 Views
The attacks on our freedoms continue. We had to register for anything we fly over 0.55 lbs. to 55 lbs. And then, a ruling saying we didn't have to, because it was unconstitutional, temporarily restored our right (ie: the pursuit of happiness). Did we get our five bucks back? No. With the arrival of the new administration in 2016, it was reintroduced into the verbage of legislations passed, and again, we have to register. I'm just curious if this will make ultramicro aircraft to become even more popular. I'll certainly be flying more of them from now on. The hobby industry here and abroad should take note. We are all in this together. Advocating for our right to fly as free as possible is mutually beneficial. If we can't buy model airplanes and kits, because it's too darned expensive to register them, that'll shut down many businesses and jobs. You guys gotta help us out.
Posted by kydawg1 | Today @ 10:51 PM | 66 Views
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Some FPV cruises from this weekend... first time in 4 weeks it was not 10 deg F.....finally my fingers were not frozen.

First KWAD FPV Park Cruise of 2018 (5 min 37 sec)


Vortex 230 MOJO Scraggle Hit....Soft CRASH (1 min 30 sec)
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Posted by old4570 | Today @ 10:30 PM | 70 Views
Ok it turned out to be a simple correction for me ...
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5pcs-Cre...53.m2749.l2649 Got me some of these , fit the Eachine VR006 almost perfectly .

So after playing around for a while , the cure seemed to be to lay the magnifying card over the existing lens on the outside .
All I had to do was cut a grove for the nose relief .
Then use a small piece of tape to hold the magnifier in place ..

And thats it ! How simple ( Bush League ) is that !

Now I can see ! ( To FPV )
Posted by burkefj | Today @ 10:09 PM | 88 Views
Here is my RC rocket glider Klingon battlecruiser but flying with a pusher electric motor.

RC Klingon Battlecruiser Park Flyer (5 min 37 sec)

Posted by Phred_TE | Today @ 08:58 PM | 145 Views
Hi Folks,
I have been out of work here for about 6 months, I do not have the DOD clearance to get a job near by, but I'm trying. Anyway. Delivered a heli Gaui X7 formula to a happy customer yesterday at the IRKS field. Today I was in Fort Lauderdale delivering an Ultra-Stick for a guys son.

I really like to build, not fly to much. Foamies mostly. I like the Crack Yack by twisted hobbies and their beaver is cool too.

Selling stuff off that are collecting dust, so you might check the classifieds to see the model items we have.

That's it for today.
Laura M,
Posted by Yowoo Linda | Today @ 08:54 PM | 135 Views
HRB 22.2V 5000mah 50C
Posted by vulturetec | Today @ 07:30 PM | 203 Views
Lots of fun watching people fly that know what they're doing! Really need to get some practice. Hadn't flown but once since November - and my landings sure showed.

Didn't take that many pictures this time, didn't want to push my knee too much (I was really giving out at the end)...anyhow, here are some snapshots from today:

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Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 07:11 PM | 187 Views
This is the Maiden Flite for the E-Flite Pawnee Brave Night Flyer 1.2M BNF Basic RC Plane With AS3X Technology. In this video I fly the plane around and even do a loop on a cloudy windy day. The combination of wind and further trimming being required made this plane not feel that great in the air. I do think with additional trimming that this will be a good flyer and even during the day, the lights were awesome!

E-flite Brave Night Flyer 1.2M BNF Basic RC Plane With AS3X Technology Maiden Flight (3 min 22 sec)

Here are my preliminary review notes for this Crop Duster RC Plane:

Pros:
- The lights are amazing!
- It takes a 3S 2200 lipo
- It fits in my car, but just barely with the seats down
- It has a unique look

Cons:
- Even at the specified CG point and control surface recommendations, it did not fly level and smooth
- There were numerous defects out of the box including a bad battery bay cover, a pilot that wasn't glued in properly, and an uneven horizontal stabilizer.
Posted by mlilasic | Today @ 06:25 PM | 246 Views
Review (ip) of Eachine TX5258 - 5.8G 72CH 25/200/500/800mW Switchable FPV Transmitter w Support OSD Configuring (SmartAudio)



This is first, at least that I know of, SmartAudio capable VTX named TX5258 from Eachine.
I find Smartaudio protocol, and its capability to control VTX settings trough Betaflight OSD or with BetaFlight LUA script for Taranis (OpenTX) super convenient and I am starting to use it on all my newly built quads.




Specification:
  • Antenna Gain: 3dBi
  • Frequency: 5645-5945MHZ

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Posted by cheapRCbuildz | Today @ 06:25 PM | 227 Views
So here my C14 diy kit with cut springs, and cut stock tire tread. (Truck sits lower) Put grease in the shock towers, running the kit version 6v motor with a new rain 320a esc, Traxxas waterproof micro trainsmission servo, and stock rtr batteey. I also detailed the body a bit added green fog lights spray painted the push bar and grill silver, painted the interior . And that's about it. I NEED METAL DIFF RING GEARS FOR THE WPL TRUCKS ...........
BECAUSE THEY ALWAY STRIP!!
HELP PLEASE
And have nice day
Posted by hawadlu | Today @ 06:02 PM | 238 Views
My arkbird tiny can't find any satellites.

After powering on the indicator light (on the gyro unit) double flashes. Appently this indicates that it is searching for satellites. The green light on the GPS unit itself flashes a steady green. The manual also specifies that the elevator should be up at this point, however it remains stationary.

I have tried it without the GPS plugged in and all the surfaces function normally.

I have left it outside for a good twenty minutes and it is still indicating no signal.

Anything to try?
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Today @ 04:03 PM | 301 Views
Introducing the
RYZE TELLO




DJI have teamed up with Ryze Robotics to distribute and support a new small programable drone called the Ryze Tello.

This new small drone for kids and adults that’s a blast to fly and helps users learn about drones with coding education.





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Posted by KatrinaRosen | Today @ 03:23 PM | 318 Views
Drone racing career beckons for Australia's teenage world champion Thomas Bitmatta. The 18-year-old from Melbourne hit the big time last year when he edged out more than 300 of the world's top drone fliers to win the MultiGP International Open in the US. Bitmatta, from Roxburgh Park in Melbourne's north, has been accepted to study mechatronics but will defer for a year to travel the world — particularly the US — racing drones. Bitmatta will head to Florida this month to compete in the first US competition of the season.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-1...career/9306908
Posted by Woodinthesky | Today @ 01:48 PM | 374 Views
See the pics below everything is directly soldered works with all fpv goggles. will be available feb 2018 on my website www.fpvearbuds.comhttp://www.fpvearbuds.com .
let me know if you have any questions.
Also we have a pre order going on if you want to save on shipping and get 5.00 off see my website for details
Posted by Woodinthesky | Today @ 01:44 PM | 371 Views
Gravity (3 min 40 sec)

Posted by Absaroka | Today @ 12:12 PM | 560 Views
Ever lift off with the windsock limp and the wind starts hammering your plane? No tricks today, but at least I got to fly!
Tundra 1-21-2018 (3 min 5 sec)

Posted by justhuman | Today @ 11:53 AM | 557 Views
The Cherokee II has maiden and flew great.
Posted by Nicolai Valenti | Today @ 10:42 AM | 599 Views
Sandwich Cargo Drone Project (hybrid propulsion system) (3 min 35 sec)


After a few months of work, the first prototype is ready. In the video, we show some moments of construction and testing.

The propulsion system worked better than we expected, now we are focusing on a new generator that will allow staying in the air with 150 grams of fuel per hour (that's awesome if you think the weight at take-off is 5 kg).

The new frame will have a diagonal of one meter, so we will be able to use new motors with a thrust capability of 30 kg.

We saw that the market is really interested in the type of aircraft we are developing, that give us great expectations for the commercialization stage.

For any question please write at this email: nicolai.valenti@gmail.com

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Posted by LittleFish | Today @ 09:45 AM | 656 Views
My review of this new Hubsan budget GPS drone is a preliminary report of the experience by a first-time user of a GPS 2.4Ghz WiFi vehicle. I received this prize win from Gearbest - many thanks !

Opening the quality box with full cardboard interior compartments, I found the completely assembled drone in perfect condition with hi voltage 2 cell LiPo installed. An empty battery box was also provided, along with extra 4 propellers, prop protectors, battery charger, controller with phone holder, screwdriver, USB charger, parts diagram, and a well-produced instruction manual.

First inspections showed :
*The drone has a good steady propeller geared system with what appears to be ball bearing support. The props spin in reverse direction to most, said to help keep the camera lens free from any debris coming off the props

*The controller battery door was difficult to slide open. I was afraid I might even break it, but finally it suddenly broke loose with a jolt.

*The battery balance plug and red JST connector and leads needed to be crammed into the bay in order to close the door.

*Everything fit, the LEDs turned on, and I put the battery to charge. The battery charged to the specifications exactly on both cells.

My old retired cellphone would not support the WiFi app. I had to borrow a phone, which was a new low-end Samsung (Hubsan staff recommends Samsung for Android users).

By following the instruction manual and app prompts, soon I had the phone linked...Continue Reading