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Posted by scousethief | Jun 10, 2018 @ 04:49 PM | 1,199 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 | 1,440 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 | 1,457 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 | 1,368 Views

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...

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 | 2,219 Views

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

Model CHUWI Hi9 Air
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
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
OTG Support
TF Card Support (Maximum support 128G)

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

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.)
Posted by scousethief | Mar 15, 2018 @ 06:59 AM | 1,996 Views

I was impressed with the 1/24 so i bought the 1/28 to keep it company ,the 1/18 will be next. For the money these perform excellently and are without doubt a huge step up from the usual budget RC car. These are 4 wheel drive with independent suspension , differential and proportional steering . considering the low cost/quality just buy one.

Brand name: Wltoy
Item name: K989
Product size:16.5x8x5.8 cm
motor: 130 brushed motor
use time: about 20 minutes
charge time: 3h
control distance: 100m
max speed: 30km/h
Battery Power:7.4V 400MAH

Alloy chassis structure control simulation,forward and back, left and right turn.
Whole car has rolling bearing,digital servo,four-wheel independent suspension design.

Package Included:
1 x Wltoy 1/28 RC Car
1 x Transmitter
1 x Battery
1 x charger
1 x Manual
Posted by scousethief | Mar 06, 2018 @ 08:42 AM | 2,126 Views

4WD 2.4GH Short Course Truck
1/24 Scale suitable for indoor and outdoor control
High quality car body
Four-wheel independent suspension
Come with 4-wheel shock absorbers
With Proportional Steering function
35Km/ H for the high speed
100M control distance
Brand WLtoy
Model A252
Quantity 1 Piece
Rally Car Motor 180 brushed
ESC 2 in 1 intergrated
Frequencey 2.4G
Battery 4xAA(not included )
Lipo Cell 2S
Speed 35km/h
Voltage 7.4V
Capacity 500mAh
Run Time About 20 min
Charging Time 1-3 hours
Dimensions & Weight (Main Product)
Dimension 22*10*7cm
Weight 253
Package Contents
1 x Wltoys A252 RC Car
1 x Transmitter
1 x Battery
1 x Charger
1 x...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Feb 27, 2018 @ 03:18 PM | 4,917 Views

Reviewing : mine has no issues so far , upated Firmware to latest version.

Excuse the dust were decorating atm.

The IrangeX IR8M is i believe the 2nd production model of a multi protocol transmitter aimed at the hobbyist who with the expansive growth of the hobby has a number of RC devices from differing manufacturers. The holy grail for quite a while has been a, well, one TX to rule them all quest. There has of course always been the awesome works of the DIY community in the forms of the Devo radios or OpenTX but those are generally a soldering affair so for some another option was needed.

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Posted by scousethief | Jan 30, 2018 @ 06:42 AM | 2,627 Views

Eachine Lizard MK II Tony Stark style ( lots of metal ) review model on the way.

Specifications: User Manual download
Brand Name: Eachine
Item Name: Lizard 105S Micro FPV RACING DRONES BNF
Weight: 80g( battery not include)
Flight controller: F4 Flight controller built-in OSD with Damping box IMU
Motor: Eachine 1104 KV6000 brushless motor
ESC:BS-28A 4IN1 ESC DSHOT600 Ready
Propeller: 60mm 4-blades propeller
Camera: 130Degree 720P Camera
DVR: 1280*720 Real HD Video recorder
VTX: 5.8g 25MW/200MW Switchable 48CH Video transmitter
Battery: 14.8V 550mah 60C lipo battery
OSD: Betaflight OSD
Firmware of Flight controller :Betaflight 3.2
Rear LED Ready( LED_Strip function)
Buzzer Ready

Receiver Option:
-Compatible Frsky XM+ Receiver with Telemetry
-Compatible Flysky 10ch AFHDS2A receiver Ibus output with Telemetry
-Compatible Specktrum DSM2/DSMX Compatible receiver

Flight controller Specification:
-Mount hole: 20mm*20mm
-Processor: STM32F405RGT6
-Sensor: SPI Sensor MPU6000 with Damping box mounted
-Built-in Betaflight OSD ( Batt voltage, RSSI , Artificial HZ , Fly mode , -Flytime, Craft name etz.)
-Firmware version: Betaflight 3.2
-Target: Omnibus F4SD
-Work voltage: 2S-4S lipo battery

ESC specification:
-Mount hole: 20mm*20mm
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Posted by scousethief | Jan 03, 2018 @ 07:38 AM | 3,365 Views

*** On hold , there are some issues with the cameras 5ghz system and the GPS that need resolving***

The EX1 is the latest quadcopter released by prolific manufacturer Eachine , a clone of the JJRC X3 and sporting looks similar to those previously seen in the Hubsan brand of quads the EX1 is a budget friendly entry into the world of aerial photography, the back bone of the quad is of course its flight controller which utilizes GPS and software to provide a safety net of "return to home" features ensuring for the most part your devices safe return therefore allowing you to spend more time in flight concentrating on the more important issues , like seagull chasing..

As things progress more features are added to our devices allowing systems like "headless mode" to provide a safety net in case orientation is lost but further enhancements were rather slow in being incorporated. As technology advances and prices are lowered more manufacturers are starting to incorporate realtime feedback to their products in the form of basic battery monitoring and GPS receivers , these are combined to provide safety features such as LV-RTH ( Low Voltage Return to Home ) and position hold , in more advanced models features like Orbit and waypoints are also added.
The latest "feature" to be included to the line up is the...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Nov 13, 2017 @ 06:37 AM | 3,789 Views GearBest $139.11 Coupon Code: 11.11GB214 for $121.11 Banggood US$179.99 Coupon Code: None

Do yourself a favour and buy a reel of filament when you buy your printer. If you find any cheaper places please post below in the comments and i will add them to this post. Do not buy the sample pieces they are a rip off ! Banggood 1KG PLA filament GearBest 1KG PLA filament

I have 2 of these now , if you want my advice :

Build the full frame first ! leave the electronics until you have put the frame together. Once the frame is built , place it on a "level" flat surface and adjust the screws/guide rods until everything is square, it is much easier to do this without having wires trailing all over the place.

There are two plastic guides along the Z axis, one on each side , there is a slit running vertically on each piece which will allow you to insert a thin ruler so that you can "level" each side of the Z axis. With the ruler sitting on the motors housing and inserted into the slit , adjust the rod so that the top of the guide sits at 130mm from the bottom of the ruler...........................Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Oct 18, 2017 @ 07:10 AM | 3,829 Views

Ive been waiting for what seems like an eternity to build this, getting the frame was a bit of a circus. All bought and paid for , no freebie jeebies. All the bits are listed below and i will get footage as soon as i can , camera will eventually be swapped for a Runcam i think. The black stuff is silicon , its wet around here atm lol , motors are "dampened" using 2 layers of heatshrink. Props are Dal Cyclones , Tail light is an adjustable LED battery monitor , very light pun intended.

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Posted by scousethief | Sep 13, 2017 @ 05:37 PM | 4,517 Views
Finished a small build

Flyegg type frame 2mm base plate
Piko f4
Racerstar 32bit 8amp escs
Eachine 1104 6500 motors
An Eachine 25mw AIO cam and vtx
Kingkong 2840 triblades

2 2S average batts and 3x3S 70C ones to try

120egg (17 min 8 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Sep 11, 2017 @ 06:46 AM | 4,667 Views

The H47 is the latest "Selfie" styled folding pocket quad from manufacturers JJRC ( expect plenty of clones) this time however JJRC have decided to try and simplify the control methods down to the degree that ( within reason ) anybody should be able to control this little craft........... with ONE hand !
The "transmitter" now contains a gyro along with a single gimbal for basic directional control and a number of buttons for features, vatious controls are now mapped to the onboard gyro allowing you to make changes by simply moving your hand !

Updated version with foldable design and chic colors;
The foldable arms, which fold at directional and designated points, make it compact for storage and travel;
The modular battery ensures safety for both usage and charging;
With high - definition, anti - shake, beauty mode, the 720P HD camera can seize every great moment in your daily life;
Responsive and reliable G - sensor remote control at one hand makes operation easier;
Intuitive G - sensor control tilt the controller to a specific direction to fly the drone;
Backup blades have excellent performance in anti - deformation, anti - collision and anti - crash.

As always we start with the box...............

The Box the H47 arrived in was a simple cardboard box stamped with JJRC. Inside was a plastic, zippered protective hard case with a carbon fiber pattern.

Inside safely housed was the H47...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Aug 22, 2017 @ 02:28 PM | 5,476 Views
US$ 107.99

This 860mm Wingspan Nano Talon is a portable edition of the Talon Airframe series. It is super easy to hand-launch and fly because of the included gyro, The Nano Talon is very convenient to transport due to the main wing and tail fins being detachable The built-in servo structure makes the airfoil more aerodynamic,

As with all aircraft the real proof of the pudding is in how the craft flies and how well it handles the elements, im looking forward to flying a plane again as i do miss the longer flight times and finding some height but for now.......

Lets start with the box.....

Main wing set. The wings are a 2 piece black lower and white upper foam set, wing spars and a torque bar type servo control are pre-installed. a portion of the wing section is hollow.
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Posted by scousethief | Aug 11, 2017 @ 07:17 AM | 5,328 Views

I was looking for a small cam/dvr for my smaller quads , using something higher end will prove weighty and expensive so i thought i would test some DVR's , i will post video for you to make your own mind up, Link is above if you wish to buy it or just grab it from were you want


Brand: Quelima
Model: A3S
Type: HD Car DVR Recorder
Chipset: Generalplus1248
Image Sensor: CMOS
Features: HD,Mini
Function: Auto-Power On,Motion Detection,Time Stamp
Max External Card Supported: TF 32G (not included)
Class Rating Requirements: Class 6 or Above
Battery Type: Built-in
Battery Capacity (mAh): 200mAh Li-ion battery
Charge way: USB charge by PC
Working Time: about 60mins
Battery Charging Time: 2 - 3 hours
Working Voltage: 5V

Primary Info.
Wide Angle: 120 degree wide angle
Lens Size: 3.6mm
Aperture Range : F2.0
Decode Format: H.264
Video format: AVI
Video Resolution: 1080P (1920 x 1080),720P (1080 x 720)
Video System: NTSC
Video Frame Rate: 30fps
Video Output : AV-Out
Image Format : JPG
Image resolution: 12M (4032 x 3024)
Audio System: Monophony
White Balance Mode: Auto

Waterproof: No
Waterproof Rating : 0
Loop-cycle Recording : Yes
Motion Detection: Yes
Motion Detection Distance: 3 - 5m
Night vision : No
Night Vision Distance: 0
Time Stamp: Yes
Interface Type:...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Jul 29, 2017 @ 09:09 AM | 7,072 Views

Following on from the previous X16 the Bayang Toys X21 is an entry level quadcopter aimed at the budding Aerial Photographer , featuring a 1080p 5Ghz WiFi camera and sporting single GPS for position hold and Return To Home or double GPS which allows a "Follow Me" action the X21 looks like a reasonably priced entry point for those wanting to take a step into the world of AP.

The specs from BaYang Toys are as follows

FPV distance: 250-300m
Camera: 1920x1080P, 8MP
Motor Type: Brushless Motor
Control Distance: 400-450m
Transmitter Power: 6 x 1.5V AA battery(not included)
Battery: 11.1V 2200mAh Lipo battery (included)
Charging time: 210-260mins
Flying Time: 16-18mins
Controller Mode: Mode 2,can be calibrated to mode 1

The X21 received is the Single GPS model.

The packaging is pretty basic but functional , it doesnt need to be anything more than it is tbh.

Everything inside is protected by a thick polystyrene shell.

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