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Posted by scousethief | Oct 11, 2018 @ 08:08 AM | 1,029 Views
https://www.banggood.com/110-D90-90020-90021-90018-RC-Climbing-Car-Hard-Plastic-BODY-SHELL-For-HPI-p-1213610.html

The "upgrade" body for the Remo 1073 has arrived (link above) and so modifications can commence. The LED's should be here within the next few days and they will be (probably) the final upgrade to the aesthetics .
The next jobs all revolve around the drive train and handling, these mods will be extensive and with a little luck will bring something new into the hobby





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Posted by scousethief | Oct 07, 2018 @ 03:53 PM | 5,339 Views
https://www.banggood.com/ZOHD-Dart-Sweepforward-Wing-635mm-Wingspan-FPV-EPP-Racing-Wing-RC-Airplane-KIT-p-1201965.html



The ZOHD Dart is a molded EPP forward swept flying wing in the Sub-250g category. The interesting premise is that aside from looking absolutely stunning in the air the wing can be disassembled and carried in a backpack and then without any tools be assembled at the field. Before we go any further i have to stop and comment on the Darts "look"
There are of course a number of planes already available that have the swept forward wing setup but they are few and far between so it is always interesting when a new model appears on the market . The plane that will spring to mind for most is the SU-47 Berkut or Grumman X-29 and any that flew those (RC obviously ) planes will be aware that the correct CG and tight pitch control are paramount due to the nature of the forward swept wing platform.
On top of stunning looks the Zohd Dart has a trick under its sleeve and that is that it will break down into its component parts which makes it great for a true backpack wing. The main body of the Dart is also large enough to carry all the necessary FPV equipment and keep it nicely protected while you travel



OK , so , everything starts with the box............


The main body/fuselage of the Dart is a relatively simple shell with removable lid for access to the internal bay.
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Posted by scousethief | Sep 29, 2018 @ 08:10 AM | 798 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E015-With-Flight-Boat-Car-3-mode-Altitude-Hold-Mode-RC-Drone-Quadcopter-RTF-p-1344017.html



Description:
Item name:Eachine E015 RC Quadcopter
Product Size:
Aircraft : 83.5*83.5*31mm(maximum size)
Groud mode:197*110*90mm(maximum size)
Water surface mode:232*130*100mm (maximum size)
Gyro: 6-axis
Frequency: 2.4G
Channel:4CH
Body Battery: 3.7V (220mAh) (included)
Flight weight:23g
Flight time: about 5 minutes
Charging time: about 40 minutes
Working temperature:-10℃- +40℃
Hovering accuracy:Horizontal±1.5meters. Vertical ±0.5m
Low battery prompt:tail tlight flashing alarm prompt when low power.
Control distance:
Flight mode :60 meters
RC car,RC Boat mode:about 15 meters
Stunt gameplay:360 rolling;one-key return;headless mode;extreme drift;water surfing

Package Included:
1 x Quadcopter
1 x Transmitter
1 x Boat pad
1 x Motor boat body
1 x 220mah battery
1 x Screwdriver
1 x USB charger
2 x Propeller
1 x Instruction Manual



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Posted by scousethief | Sep 24, 2018 @ 08:43 AM | 1,748 Views
You know you want one


Smallest Flying Sports car -Koncepto Millenya- (3 min 1 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Sep 24, 2018 @ 07:19 AM | 1,573 Views
This will be a relatively simple test between the various DVR's that we use for recording FPV footage , there are of course some restraints that we have to take into consideration when testing which i will try and explain as i go along.

To make a clean comparison i will -- as far as possible-- use the exact same equipment for each test only swapping out the DVR , there are of course some like the Stack-X and the Split that require their own camera.

To help avoid any confusion ALL samples will be taken on the SAME DAY at the SAME TIME using the SAME camera this will hopefully remove the majority of variances and result in a good clean experiment. I already have the majority of the equipment i am only waiting on the memory cards and 2 other small pieces to arrive. I am nearly finished designing the large camera gimbal that i will 3D Print . This should all be completed once the memory arrives and then once printed i will begin the test.

Products

https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Wizard-TS215-FPV-Racing-RC-Drone-Spare-Part-720P-HD-DVR-Module-Storage-Board-p-1298517.html


VIDEO SAMPLE


The original Eachine TS215 DVR


https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Stack-X-F4-Flytower-Spare-Part-1080P-DVR-With-12_5-Inch-CMOS-Camera-For-FPV-Racing-Drone-p-1220198.html
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Posted by scousethief | Sep 18, 2018 @ 03:54 PM | 1,293 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-ROTG01-Pro-UVC-OTG-5_8G-150CH-Full-Channel-FPV-Receiver-WAudio-For-Android-Smartphone-p-1347396.html



Eachine ROTG01 Pro UVC receiver is upgraded with audio,and two buttons which make you search the frequency up or down,also included 2 different cables for Type-C and Micro USB, and receiver sensitivity is more stable than the old version. It is a new receiver that you can connect to your smart phone directly instead of heavy monitor and good for those who feel dizzy when wear FPV goggles. It has low latency around 100ms. 150CH auto search allows to cover all 5.8G frequency bands. One-screen display and double-screen display are switchable.

Parameter :
Brand Eachine
Model ROTG01 Pro
Name UVC OTG FPV Receiver
Channel 150CH
Frequency Range 5645~5945
Sensitivity -90dBm
Working Current 200mA/5V
Power Supply 5V(by smart phone)
Operating Temperature -10~60℃
Connector RP-SMA Female
Weight About 28g
Size 61*33*0.9 mm
Color Black/White
Resolution 640*480
Please note:This Reciever only suits for Android phone that support UVC and make sure your phone can work with OTG connector.

How to check my phone support UVC:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz...jNGZ25EdTlSLWs

APP Download:
http://files.banggood.com/2016/12/Go....2.1pakage.apk
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz...HI4M09QS0lxdEU

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Posted by scousethief | Sep 13, 2018 @ 03:17 PM | 1,567 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Remo-Hobby-1073-SJ-110-2_4G-4WD-Brushed-Rc-Car-Off-road-Rock-Crawler-Trail-Rigs-Truck-RTR-Toy-p-1341875.html



I made the front page LOVE the JPG that shows lol looks like a purple Sully from Monsters Inc

The Remo 1073-SJ is a 1/10 scale Rock Crawler from manufacturer REMO. If there was one thing that best describes this new beast it is that THIS THING IS HUGE !. Despite its huge size the 1073 runs on a relatively cheap 2500 mah 7.4v NiMH pack. The receiver has optional jumpers for utilizing a LiPo battery although that too is limited to 2S 7.4v..... For now. However don't let that fool you the 1073 packs some serious torque in its drive train and its long wheelbase and huge tyres mean it covers ground with ease.

As with every review it start with a box and this was a big box.


Packed nicely in side is the 1073. It is a semi scale land rover type vac formed body ontop of a pre built 4 WD chassis. With some additional parts this can be converted to 4wd and 4 wheel steering
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Posted by scousethief | Sep 04, 2018 @ 03:54 PM | 1,744 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-US65-UK65-65mm-Whoop-FPV-Racing-Drone-BNF-Crazybee-F3-Flight-Controller-OSD-6A-Blheli_S-ESC-p-1339561.html



The Eachine US/UK65 is the ULTIMATE micro Whoop from Banggoods "in house" manufacturer Eachine , hot on the heels of the insanely priced Tyro99 Banggood have yet again hit the ball straight out of the park ! Weighing in at a feather-lite 21.5 GRAMS !!!!! the "65" throws all constraints to...the.... wall , packing a built in Frsky or Flysky receiver an F3 flight controller , fully featured BetaFlight OSD and 4X6 Amp Esc's ALL ON ONE BOARD !!!!!!!!!! which when coupled with a tiny 700tvl and 25mw video transmitter with SMART AUDIO and 4 tiny little 0603 motors it is literally insane what this tiny little package offers in terms of features the "65" is a true "Pocket Rocket".

On top of creating a tiny bundle of technology Eachine have hammered home their insistence of listening to their customer base by supplying not one but THREE 250mah batteries which is something that most manufacturers turn their noses up at and they have included a 6 port multi charger that can not only charge the "65's" 3 batteries but also another 3 batteries even if they use a different connector type , it can even charge High Voltage batteries like the Turnigy Bolts and it has an LCD display that displays the independent voltages AND it can be powered by a standard mains adapater/wall wart OR from a bigger...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Aug 28, 2018 @ 11:15 AM | 1,675 Views
A quick look at the Jumper T12 Multi-Protocol transmitter , it claims 16 channels 4x3 position switches 2x2 position switches 2x programmable dials and runs OpenTX as its operating system. This is a brief teardown using my own transmitter and all information will be updated as time moves on.
You can help me catalogue these products for future modifications or repairs by buying from HERE

https://www.banggood.com/Jumper-T12-OpenTX-16CH-Radio-Transmitter-with-JP4-in-1-Multi-protocol-RF-Module-for-Frsky-JR-Flysky-p-1331683.html



These are the advertised spec's etc

Jumper T12 OpenTX 16CH Radio Transmitter with JP4-in-1 Multi-protocol RF Module for Frsky JR Flysky

Introduction:
the T12 version does indeed support Crossfire and in CRSF mode with LUA script support
and most importantly WITHOUT any hardware modification for end users.

The T12 platform is shipped with the JP4-in-1 Multi-protocol module.
such as the TBS Crossfire or any other compatible 2.4ghz JR Module, Analogue or Long Range UHF system,
the T12 is ready to rock out with its socket out!

A standard LCD screen was used along with the T8SG V2 butter smooth V2 gimbals.

The T12 comes standard with a neck strap and AA battery tray.
Can also be powered with any LiPO or LiFE battery of a compatible size.
( Which means that users do not need to source their own uncommon sized Li-ion round cells or a round cell charger.)

The T12, when paired with the Jumper JP4-in-1 offers seamless...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Aug 23, 2018 @ 07:35 AM | 1,779 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Jumper-T8SG-Plus-V2_0-Multi-protocal-2_4G-12CH-OLED-Transmitter-for-Flysky-Frsky-DSM2-Devo-Futaba-p-1257102.html



Available protocols are : Frsky, Frsky-V8, FrskyX,Skyartec,S-FHSS,Corona,PPM,USBHID, no direct access to Flyskys widely used protocol so just be aware ( a question was asked and answered wrongly on the website which is why i am making this absolutely clear ). ** added clone of my installed files**



Everything is kept to a minimum which i like.
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Posted by scousethief | Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:37 AM | 2,212 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Reptile-S800-SKY-SHADOW-820mm-FPV-EPP-Flying-Wing-RC-Airplane-PNP-With-FPV-System-p-1108534.html



You can save up to 11% by using the coupon codes below *** edited 20/08/2018
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Everything starts with a box..........


Decals
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Posted by scousethief | Aug 06, 2018 @ 04:58 PM | 1,744 Views
Happymodel Snapper 6 overview by the one and only Merch.

Happy Model Snapper 6 Courtesy of Banggood.com

HappyModel Snapper6 Overview And Test Flight (15 min 25 sec)


Description:
Brand name: Happymodel
Item name: Snapper6 FPV racing Drone
Wheelbase: 65mm
Basic version: with one battery and one USB Lipo/LIHV charger
Standard version: with 3 batteries and one 1S06 6 way Lipo/LIHV charger
Receiver: Compatible Frsky receiver / Compatible Flysky Receiver
Size: 81mm*81mm*36mm

Items Specifications
SE0603 19000KV brushless motor

Configu-ration: 9N12P
Stator diamter: 6mm
Stator length: 3mm
Shaft diameter: Φ0.8mm
Motor dimension(Dia.*Len): Φ9mm*15.5mm
Weight(g): 1.7g
No.of cells(Lipo): 1S

Crazybee F3 flight controller

Firmware: Betaflight_3.3.0_Crazybee
MCU: STM32F303CCT6 (72MHZ, 256K FLASH)
Sensor: MPU-6000(SPI connection)
Board size: 28.5 * 28.5MM
Board weight: 3.5g
Power supply: 1S battery input (DC 3.5-4.35V)
Built-in 5A(each) Blheli_S 4 in 1 ESC Dshot600 ready
Built-in Frsky receiver with telemetry (D8/D16 switchable)
Built-in Betaflight OSD (SPI Control)
Built-in Current meter Max 14A
Built-in 5V 0.8A BEC with LC filter
Built-in voltage detection
BLHELI_S pass-through ready
Heading LED ready

BLHeli_S 5A 4 in 1 ESC

Power supply: 1S LiPo/LiPo HV (4.2v/4.35v)
Current: 5A continuous peak 6A (3 seconds)
Support BLHeliSuite programmable
Factory firmware: O_L_5_REV16_6.HEX
Default protocol: DSHOT600

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Posted by scousethief | Jul 24, 2018 @ 04:57 PM | 2,051 Views
Just some tests 3d printing a flying wing. There are a couple of methods that i will be trying here , the first method is the typical rib build were I will be printing the ribs and using a 6mm carbon rod for support and then covering with the usual iron-on covering or something similar.
The second method is to use a single rib and making use of the "extrude" tool in Sketchup drag that rib to create a "shell" that is then hollowed and some internal supports added to produce a relatively light flying wing that is supported by a carbon rod.
The third method is a combination of the two were i will only print the infill sections of the completed wing creating a lattice that is then supported by carbon and covered.


The test subject is an 800mm ws Alula styled glider , i will be test printing one side first to try and find the most suitable settings. Current printing of the 7 ribs has the weight at 20.13 grams printing with a 0.2mm nozzle 20% infill and 2 perimeters , i can obviously change any of those parameters to adjust the strength/weight. the largest of the ribs weighs 3.93g but that can be trimmed/skeletonized down to 2.24g , across all the ribs ( one side) that weight can be reduced to a total of 11.57g but i obviously lose some strength.

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Posted by scousethief | Jul 24, 2018 @ 04:16 PM | 2,025 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Sonicmodell-F1-Wing-833mm-Super-High-Speed-FPV-EPP-Racing-Wing-RC-Airplane-KIT-p-1181349.html



This Super High Speed F1 Wing is designed for extraordinary high speed FPV experience. It’s symmetric airfoil driven by 4S power system provide very strong and smooth thrust, meanwhile, we use High Density but Solid EPP foam to ensure the whole air-frame super rigid and crash resistance, the built-in plastic hinge inside the aileron provide very accurate reaction from radio control for combat fly, this wing is compact and portable for out-door FPV flying because of the detachable main wing. You can install your FPV gear and 4S battery inside the spacious hatch with “NACA” air-inlet and outlet. The digital servo’s arm were very well protected by the aerodynamic plastic cover, the bottom of the fuselage were also protected by plastic parts as well. We believe this robust Formula 1 Wing will exhilarate you greatly from the normal FPV flying.

There are some things to consider with the F1 , firstly it has a snap tip stall that can seriously knock you off your perch , second this is a "Race Wing" its airfoil is not your generic high lift-slow-bouncy one found in so many flying wings that are available today instead it is symmetrical and very thin , much like a fighter jets wing this means it likes to fly fast ! otherwise see point one.

I have added a 3d printed FC tray to mine to hold the F3 in place and a grip underneath...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Jun 10, 2018 @ 04:49 PM | 2,442 Views
Printed a goblinesque fuse and using 2 old foam wings. Will try to print a wing with airfoils and reflex.

It goes without saying that this is a very pale imitation of the awesome Strix Goblin ( I would LOVE one but quite honestly I cannot afford one ) . I will be making some adjustments to make a version to fit the nano talon wings and a few other bits.

I have now printed 3 of these Anywings : 110%,100% and 50% and they all appear to be sound structures. The 100% version is suitable for Nano Talon wings with a little work but you can scale up or down to suit what you have. I would like to be able to 3dprint the wing at some point just to compete the "3dprinted" tick box (any suggestions for airfoil selection ? ) . I will add a v2 with inner skeleton, slightly longer connecting surfaces, a landing skid/grip and a camera mount. I will also move the servos inwards to bring the cg in a touch.

There is a ton of storage room in the body more than enough for the usual array of electronics.

The little one is 50,% and has a set of wings from one of those cheap foam chuckgliders , it is built as a test and has elevons cut. I have another set of wings from a micro fox glider ( not the multiplex fox it is shape more like a typical glider ) and i may try those but the first set performed so nicely that I am more than happy with it.



The black fuse with wings attached is 100% size and has 9g servos fitted, I will continue testing on this one when complete. The wings for a...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | May 28, 2018 @ 09:12 AM | 2,652 Views
This one is going to pop your melon we are going to take everything i have learnt in the last xx years or so and throw it out of the window lol.


Posted by scousethief | May 28, 2018 @ 08:06 AM | 2,802 Views
Before i start , ALL and i do mean ALL credits go to Barspin and the other designers in the 3DPrinting community, i take absolutely no credit at all ( i only take cash lol ) for the poorly structured sentences below all those credits go to my English teacher who was a drunk please direct any thanks towards the community as that is were all these crazy ideas come from...

IF any vendors would like to participate by offering some sample parts for me to incorporate /play with they would be gratefully received and all credits given.



I am in the process of 3D printing an RC Car , the original designs are for a 1:10 scale vehicle but we will be adapting this primarily for 1
:18 which will then be adapted for something a little bigger (maybe 1:8 or so ) There are a lot of adjustments to be made from the original design but as a baseline i am using 3 different OpenRC projects and various other designs and adapting them as i go, of course there are some parts that will clearly benefit from using "off the shelf" production parts ( highly stressed components like drive shafts ) ,but as the main goal here is to utilize as many printed parts as possible i will try and keep "purchased" parts to a minimum.
The printer used will be an Anet A8 that has had some minor upgrades ,however ,the upgrades are not necessary and everything should be perfectly printable on any 3d printer without any major hassle.

All texts in "Blue" are links , they will...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | May 20, 2018 @ 08:50 AM | 2,632 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Lizard105S-FPV-Racing-Drone-BNF-Omnibus-F4SD-28A-Blheli_S-ESC-720P-DVR-5_8g-25200mW-VTX-4S-p-1258632.html



The Eachine Lizard 105s is the latest "micro" drone from prolific manufacturer Eachine , a slight increase in size from its previous incarnation - the well know and much loved Lizard 95 - the 105S features some improvements on the previous design and includes some extra electronics to calm the inner geek in all of us.
We will do this one in reverse starting from the ground up, so to speak...

Frame
The main frame of the 105S is a mix of carbon and aluminium alloy braces giving the frame a chunky weighty feel, instead of a single piece base plate Eachine have opted to use a multi piece base with the arms rotated 90 degrees , this 90 degree rotation removes the majority of up/down flex incurred by the thrust from the motor/prop, the arms are short so any flex is kept to a minimum and the carbon arms are then bolstered by the alloy frame which literally removes any flex from the base frame itself ( i tried and cannot even exert a minor flex on the frame ). The main body of the 105S consists of 2 side plates which help protect the electronics separated by aluminium braces -one of which holds the camera and lens -and some minor molded plastic components that fix the VTX antenna and LED's to the rear of the frame. Overall the frame feels VERY solid. Out of all my micro frames -including my beloved Leader 120 - this frame is...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Apr 16, 2018 @ 06:52 AM | 3,469 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Original-Box-CHUWI-Hi9-Air-64GB-MT6797-Helio-X20-Deca-Core-10_1-Inch-Android-7_1-Dual-4G-Tablet-p-1279171.html



Review in progress***************

Model CHUWI Hi9 Air
CPU
MTK6797 Helio X20 Deca Core
A72*2 @2.3 GHz
A53*4 @1.4GHz
A53*4 @1.85GHz
GPU ARM Mali-T880 780MHz
System Android 8
RAM 4GB DDR3
Capacity 64GB EMMC
Screen 10.1 Inch IPS Capacitive Screen
Resolution 2560*1600

Camera Front is 5.0MP Rear is 13.0MP
Microphone Built-in
Speaker Built-in

WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac(support 2.4GHz and 5.0 GHz)
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS Support
G-sensor Support
Band(Network)
GSM:2/3/5/8
WCDMA:1/2/5/8
LTE:1/2/3/5/7/8/20/40
OTG Support
TF Card Support (Maximum support 128G)

Audio AAC,AMR,MP3,OGG,WAV,ACC,M4A,FLAC
Picture JPEG,GIF,BMP,PNG,JPG
Video 3GP,AVI,MKV,MP4,M4V,WEBM,MPEG4
Language Multi-language

I/O Port 1 x Micro USB port
1 x 3.5mm Earphone port
1 x TF card slot(Max Support 128G)
2 x Micro SIM Card slot
Battery 8000mAh
Weight 550g
Size 241.7*172*7.9mm

Package
Included 1 x CHUWI Hi9 Air Tablet PC
1 x USB Cable
1 x Charger
1 x Adapter (the adapter depends on the country of the buyer.)