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Posted by ShawnG | Jan 26, 2018 @ 10:52 PM | 4,110 Views
Small, lightweight, fly anywhere design
Ultimate in flight stability and endurance
Virtually indestructible EPP/Plywood construction
Pre-cut camera, servo, battery, R/C receiver and video transmitter slots
2x push-to-open equipment bays for R/C and FPV electronics
Pre-cut, sanded and covered ultra-lightweight elevons & pushrods

CAPIRINHA 2 with all hardware accessories
2x Digital MG Servo 6kgf/cm, 5-6V
CP2814-1050kV Cobra Motor
50A HobbyWing Skywalker Wing ESC
Aeronaut 10x6 folding prop with prop assembly (CNC aluminum)
Everything prepared as far as possible. Final assembly time around 2 hours.

36.5in / 93cm wingspan!
50oz / 1400g AUW (including GoPro Session5 and battery)
90min flying time
45mi / 75km endurance
Battery (4S):
Capacity: 4500mAh 4S - 6600mAh 4S, 20C or more

SUGGESTED Dimension: 48 x 36 x 150 mm, 525g
MAX Dimension: 60 x 44 x 165 mm, 550g
FPV camera: TBS ZeroZero II or TBS69
Video transmission:
2.4GHz: TBS CORE PRO with Unify 500mW / 800mW VTx
Crossfire Micro Rx or Diversity Rx
TBS Caipiriha 2 Maiden (3 min 39 sec)
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Posted by ShawnG | Jan 07, 2018 @ 02:27 PM | 1,842 Views
Wanted to extend my flying distance from the 5.8 band and move onto some 1.2/1.3 band and this is what I have put together.

Long Range Diversity Set up

(2) RMRC 1.3 ghz RX

(1) Eagle Eyes Diversity Controller

(1) IRC Powerbox

(1) RMRC L-com Patch Antenna

(1) Di pole Antenna

(1) 5.8ghz repeater

(1) Apache 2000 Carry Case
Posted by ShawnG | Jan 03, 2017 @ 09:36 PM | 5,132 Views
Seeing how the Headplays doesn't have onboard dvr, I went on the search for an inexpensive alternative and found this HMDVR for FPV Drones
Super simple install for anybody that has a little bit of soldering skills, works awesome!
Posted by ShawnG | Dec 25, 2016 @ 05:20 PM | 4,914 Views
E-flite Opterra BNF


Fun to fly and FPV/HD camera ready
Up to 3 camera mounting stations
Available SAFE® Select flight envelope protection
Plug-in wing and winglet sections for easy transport
Powerful brushless motor with folding prop installed
Spektrum AS3X® receiver with SAFE® Select technology
Digital metal-geared servos installed
Carbon-reinforced, hollow-core construction with durable Z-Foam™ material
Lightweight design with a wide performance envelope
Vortex generators for better slow-speed stability and control authority

Approximate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic
Flying Weight: 67oz
Length: 40.8 in (1035.6mm)
Material: Foam/Carbon
Minimum Required Radio: 6 channel
Motor Size: 10 BL
Recommended Motor Battery: 2200mAh 3S
Wing Area: 1033 sq in (66.6 sq dm)
Wingspan: 78.3 in (1989mm)

E-flite Opterra Maiden LOS (4 min 8 sec)

E- flite Opterra Onboard Maiden (2 min 32 sec)
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Posted by ShawnG | Aug 28, 2016 @ 12:54 PM | 5,322 Views

Main Features:
New high speed RC boat, speed up to 50km per hour
High quality guarantees its stable performance
New design idea, novel appearance and exquisite workmanship
Built-in water cooling system, safe and reliable
2.4G frequency technology can make it feature high capacity of resisting disturbance
Various functions like go forward / backward, turn left and right, with righting function, can be easily controlled

Transmitter frequency: 2.4G
Speed: 50 km/h
Playing time: 5 - 6 minutes
Charge time: About 180 minutes
Control distance: 100 - 150 meters
Boat Battery: 14.8V 2200mAh 30C lithium battery
Transmitter Battery: 6 x 1.5V AA dry battery ( not included )
Function: Forward, backward, turn left and right, with righting function

Type: RC Boats
Functions: Forward/backward,Righting,Turn left/right
Material: ABS,Electronic Components
Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control
Detailed Control Distance: >100m
Transmitter Power: 6 x 1.5V AA battery (not included)
Charging time: About 180min
Playing Time: 5~6mins
Dimension and Weight
Package weight: 2.700 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 65.00 x 12.00 x 15.00 cm / 25.59 x 4.72 x 5.91 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 73.00 x 23.00 x 23.00 cm / 28.74 x 9.06 x 9.06 inches
Package Contents
Package Contents: 1 x RC boat, 1 x Transmitter, 1 x 14.8V 2200mAh 30C Lithium Battery, 2 x Propeller, 1 x Charger, 1 x Boat Holder Set, 2 x Bumper

FEILUN FT 011 RACE BOAT (2 min 23 sec)


Posted by ShawnG | Aug 11, 2016 @ 08:07 AM | 2,971 Views
Basic Information:

• RSSI alarms (warns you of reception problems before it becomes an accident)
• 16 channels (more when combined with external module)
• 64 mixers, 9 flight modes
• 16 custom curves with 3-17 points each, 32 logic switches
• Self-test of the transmitter antenna
• 60 Model memory (expandable via a SD card)
• Audio Speech outputs

• USB and SD card slot for unlimited memory, and firmware upgrades, sound editing.
• Long range system capable of up to 3 times the range of current systems
• Quad bearing gimbals that are silky smooth
• State-of-the-art open source software (open TX)
• Super low latency for ultra-quick response (9ms)
• Large backlit display
• Real-time data logging
• Receiver lock (program locked to aircraft)
• JR Style module bay for additional RF modules
• Processor: STM32 ARM Cortex M3 60MHz

Model name: Taranis X9D
Number of channels: Up to 16
Operating voltage range: 6 - 15V (2s, 3s Lipos are acceptable)
Operating current: 260mA maximum (both RF module and backlit are on)
Operating temperature: -10 - 60C
Backlit LCD Screen: 212 x 64 Monochrome
Model memories: 60 (expandable by SD card)
Battery: 2000mAh
Compatibility: FrSky X series, D series and V8-II series receivers
Stick mode: Mode 2 (Left hand throttle)

Type: Spare Set,Transmitter
Dimension and Weight
Package weight: 1.5 kg
Package size (L x W x H): 26 x 23 x 13 cm / 10.22 x 9.04 x 5.11 inches
Package Contents
Package Contents: 1 x Transmitter, 1 x X8R Receiver, 1 x Battery, 1 x Neck Strap, 1 x Carton

coupon: GBX9D
Posted by ShawnG | Jul 16, 2016 @ 11:50 PM | 5,512 Views
Hey Everyone,
Here is another great offering from XK Innovations and Gearbest

X252 SHUTTLE QUADCOPTER (2 min 33 sec)

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Posted by ShawnG | Jul 12, 2016 @ 08:09 PM | 5,051 Views
A new quadcopter from Gearbest that beginners and some advanced pilots could have some fun with.

JJRC H 31 QUADCOPTER REVIEW (3 min 56 sec)

JJRC H 31 QUADCOPTER MAIDEN (3 min 44 sec)
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Posted by ShawnG | Jun 26, 2016 @ 10:49 PM | 6,831 Views
Here is another offering from Gearbest which is a great little deal packed with some decent power and some cool features.

Skytech H100 RC Boat from Gearbest 1 (4 min 40 sec)

Skytech H100 RC Boat from Gearbest (5 min 46 sec)
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Posted by ShawnG | Jun 19, 2016 @ 10:43 PM | 5,971 Views
Tiny Whoop Range Test (3 min 45 sec)

Posted by ShawnG | Jun 04, 2016 @ 09:14 PM | 5,945 Views
A new Indoor/Outdoor quadcopter from Gearbest that is a great beginner quad and fun for all of us advanced flyers too.
Gearbest Dexterity X100 (3 min 51 sec)

Gearbest X100 Maiden (5 min 0 sec)
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Posted by ShawnG | Jan 24, 2016 @ 10:53 AM | 6,407 Views
A little comparison between the two cams, both did really well I think the RunCam Owl has the advantage just slightly only because its a dedicated night cam, but thats not taking anything away from the HS1177 either it does a great job.

RunCam Owl vs HS1177 (5 min 2 sec)

Posted by ShawnG | Nov 07, 2015 @ 05:31 PM | 5,497 Views
Quadrysteria QR 200

Acro Naze

Matek PDB

Sunnsky 2204


4x4.5 Bullnose Props

Quadrysteria QR 200 (2 min 29 sec)

Quadrysteria QR 200 Maiden FPV (3 min 6 sec)
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Posted by ShawnG | Oct 10, 2015 @ 10:41 PM | 6,008 Views
Quadrysteria Mini Mamba

Afro FC CF 1.10

2205 T Motors

18 amp BHeli ESC

5x4.5 BN Props


Hawkeye 200mW 5.8 VTX

Surveilzone Micro Wide Angle Camera

Aomway Antenna

Spektrum Sat RX
Posted by ShawnG | Aug 01, 2015 @ 12:52 PM | 6,754 Views
Armattan Morphite 180

Mullet FC

Armattan 1306-3100kv


Eachine FPV 200

4045 props
Posted by ShawnG | Jul 18, 2015 @ 12:14 PM | 5,937 Views
Posted by ShawnG | Mar 28, 2015 @ 10:23 AM | 7,291 Views
THM Acrylic 250 mini frame

Afro 12 amp esc's

RCX 1804-2400kv

Naze 32 afro FC

HQ 5x4 props


White Led's

THM (1 min 22 sec)

THM 250 (2 min 7 sec)
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Posted by ShawnG | Jan 18, 2015 @ 08:13 AM | 7,317 Views
Just picked up a couple of these and installed RMRC micro FPV set up, the plan is to experience some FPV combat and proximity flying, let the fun begin