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Spektrum DX7s/DX8 <> DX9/DX18 conversion tool

Posted by eirlink | Feb 02, 2016 @ 06:44 PM | 5,570 Views
thanks to Jim Lafferty for this...

Bench Testing the Eflite SAFE Rx (8 min 26 sec)

Posted by eirlink | May 19, 2015 @ 06:44 AM | 11,574 Views
In this short video I cover the high level basics about four of the common way to connect your radio receiver to your model/flight controller - PWM, CPPM/PPM SBUS and Satellite receiver.
thanks to Lee at Painless 360 on youtube

RC Quick Tip - PWM, PPM, CPPM, S-BUS and Sat. explained (14 min 14 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Apr 24, 2015 @ 02:44 PM | 8,647 Views
Here is an overview of everything you'd want to know about servos, and more!
thanks Eric & Peter

Flite Test | Servos 101 (23 min 4 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Feb 26, 2015 @ 03:56 PM | 12,131 Views
thanks to painless360 youtube

Brushless Motor Numbers Explained (KV etc) (8 min 37 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Feb 20, 2015 @ 04:50 PM | 11,025 Views
How to get started flying quadcopters (AKA quads or drones), how a quad works, controllers, learning to fly, tips for successful flight, and flight lessons--along with the unboxing of a Blade Nano QX--which is a great and affordable machine to learn to fly with.
thanks to Drones in SC ( youtube )

Getting Started With Quads & Drones (w/Blade Nano QX) (44 min 59 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Dec 14, 2014 @ 09:01 AM | 10,358 Views
Heres a handy performance calculator for Lipos.

Posted by eirlink | Nov 04, 2014 @ 01:05 PM | 9,676 Views
Simple solution to set up your GH4 gimbal with the S900 using Futaba 8FG or 14SG
( thanks Wireless Hobbyz youtube )

Simple Single Pilot Solution S900 GH4 With Futaba 8FG or 14SG Tutorial (11 min 43 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Nov 03, 2014 @ 02:06 PM | 9,406 Views
Learn how to solder thick gauge wire properly with today's Fast Tip!
( thanks Flite Test )

Flite Test - Solder Thick Gauge Wire - FAST TIP (1 min 54 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Nov 03, 2014 @ 01:55 PM | 9,098 Views
New feature of 1330

It's very simple:
Remember that button #2 is used to enter the menu and cycle between the menu items. Button #1 is used to select an action.

How to bank switch:

1. Short press button #2 to get into the menu. You will hear a beep and see a single blue LED. This is the main menu.
Note that after a few seconds of inactivity, the CP will exit the menu by itself - you don't need to exit manually.

2. Press button #1 to select Bank Switching (this is the default menu item).

3. The LEDs will now show the profile you're on (between 1 and 5). You can use button #2 to move between profiles. Each will light up a different LED and sound an ascending tone.

4. When you get to the profile you want, click button #1 to select.

5. If you selected a different profile than current, the CP will reboot into the new profile.
If the profile is identical to the current one, nothing will happen.

So to switch to second bank from first bank you would do:
1. Short press button #2 (menu entered)
2. Press button #1 (bank selection is chosen)
3. Press button #2 (move to the second bank from current)
4. Press button #1 (activate bank)

CP reboots into the new bank.
Posted by eirlink | Nov 02, 2014 @ 05:11 PM | 8,745 Views
a short video i did showing the Phobotic Centrepiece controller going through its Autotune.

Phobotic CP Autotune (11 min 32 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Oct 30, 2014 @ 02:00 PM | 8,488 Views
This video explains why you should be careful when mixing carbon fiber and electricity in RC models -- and fills my studio with acrid, toxic smoke in the process.

( thanks Bruce, RCmodel reviews )

Beware carbon fiber and electricity (6 min 46 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 21, 2014 @ 03:01 PM | 8,373 Views
Ive a short video here which i made to show you all how the CP gimbal controller performs during a torture test i put it through...
the footage speaks for itself. this is straight from the SD card.
enjoy !

Gimbal is a Walkera G3-3D, with gopro 3 black fitted. I threw away the stock walkera controller and fitted the CP.
To put things in perspective i mounted a keychain cam on the frame .

CP Test 210914 (2 min 1 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 20, 2014 @ 07:26 PM | 9,583 Views
This video covers several common things you may need to do to get your Tarot 2D gimbal functioning properly.

As I mention in the video the magic formula was to do the sensor calibration with the GoPro pointing straight up, basically looking at the bottom of my hexacopter. Not sure if that's the recommended solution, but I can tell you it worked great for me.

Here are the links you'll need to have handy to install the gimbal firmware and configure it:

Prolific USB to Serial cable driver:

Tarot 2D gimbal config software, firmware, and config files:

Here are my Tarot T-2D gains and params:


( thanks to Dennis Baldwin )

Troubleshooting Tarot T-2D Gimbal: Tips for Fixing Jitters and Shakes (9 min 7 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 20, 2014 @ 07:15 PM | 10,466 Views
This video demonstrates how to wire your Tarot T-2D gimbal for tilt control using a FrSky Taranis. I'm using SBUS with the Pixhawk flight controller so an important step is to make sure you bind to your X8R receiver in Mode 4. This will give you 8 SBUS channels and 8 standard channels with one X8R receiver.

( thanks to Dennis Baldwin )

FrSky Taranis and Tarot T-2D Gimbal Tilt Setup and Configuration (6 min 46 sec)