Issue#879: Radio Control - Thursday Flying Anyone??

  • OK, so yeah, I'm still a bit chaffed at losing Thursday from the event and I'm starting to wonder if enough people are thinking to come out and fly on Thursday I might still wanna take the day off and make another day out of it.

    Is anyone else thinking about getting out there on Thursday?:confused:

    Call it the 'pregame'. :popcorn:

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  • Issue#896990: Radio Control - Flying 3D X8 and the FlyShark S8 Assistant Issue

    With the help of the RC Groups forum members, I think I may have my X8 in a ready to fly condition. I recently upgraded the firmware to 1.49 using the S8 Assistant, and after the update, everything seems to function, acquired 8 satellites, and the functions all seem to be working properly. However, one thing that I cannot figure out is why the satellite map in the S8 Assistant shows China, and not the USA. Does anyone know why or have an explanation for that? Thanks in advance.

  • Issue#890: Radio Control - Winter Storm Jonas / Flying the Chroma

    I had a blast today flying in Winter Storm Jonas. Took my Blade Chroma out with a brand new GB203 gimbal. I'm impressed as hell with the stability and results from this gimbal and GoPro Hero 4k Black. Before I took off, I used scotch tape and sealed up all of the vents AND the power switch on the Chroma. I'm not sure if this is necessary, but I feel like covering those vents is a good idea as you can see some parts of the fc board are exposed in the front at the very least. Other than that, the Chroma is a trooper in Stability Mode in this type of weather. I was running the CamCarbon props by Carolina Dronz which most definitely helped out. You can see the wind pushing against me, but this video is amazingly stable for the conditions... I hope to do a lot more videos in the future. Blizzard Jonas 2016 / Chroma Drone / GoPro 4K & GB203 (2 min 36 sec) You get bonus points if you are able to name the music track used. :popcorn: Attached Thumbnails

  • Issue#901: Radio Control - Park zone Sport Cub aileron issue

    Park zone Sport Cub First flight ended with a crash, bent prop, ed nose cowl Replaced parts Getting airplane ready for my second flight with it and I noticed that the right aileron is a few degrees down with the stick centered. Any ideas? And yes, I'm new at this. And yes I've thoroughly checked out all the transmitter settings,servos,links,horns, clevises, etc.. Thanks guys for any advice

  • Issue#1923: Radio Control - SW capacitor/ librepilot issue HELP!!

    Hi all, I have a problem.. My Eachine landed from about a metre flat on its belly and the SW capacitor came off, and one off the connecting pins broke so I replaced with a 470uf 25v from maplin.. LibrePilot takes longer than usual to choose the FC in wizard then on setting the motor start points that SW motor runs seemingly slower and rattly, then on saving the wizard settings it gets to preparing mixer settings and crashes there. That's about as much info as I have as I'm new to this and only had my Eachine 2 days Thanks in advance

  • Issue#2683: Radio Control - Gearbest 2Axis gimbal MODIFICATION for Chimera Flying Wing

    Hi guys, There are a few, but not many gimbals available specifically for the Mobius Actioncam. was kind enough to send me a 2-Axis gimbal to review and play with. Here is a link to the product: This gimbal is made specifically for a Hubsan X-4 and X-8 multirotors, and mean to hold a GoPro camera - and I do not own either of those products, so I am going to modify this gimbal to hold a Mobius action-cam, and be mounted to my Chimera flying wing platform for some super smooth stabilized footage. Stay tuned for pictures and moficiation process.

  • Issue#3102: Radio Control - Blade Chroma Cold And Windy Flying

    Looking forward to spring.. 27 degrees and windy will have to do for now. Blade Chroma Flight At Field (3 min 19 sec) Attached Thumbnails Views: N/A

  • Issue#3839: Radio Control - SkyZone 5.8Ghz 200mw Range issue

    Hi! i am very new to Quad flying and am having a little trouble with my FPV Setup, i purchased the Quanum V2,, and the Quanum Nova quad, been having heeps of fun flying but when i tried to get the goggles to work i was getting less than 15m without the no signal warning, i have the Transmitter mounted inside the quad with the antenna poking out between the two front rotors, ( i can post a pick if you need) is there something interrupting the signal because of this mounting point? when i am next to the drone the signal is clear as day without much static at all, any ideas why this is happening? Thanks!!!

  • Issue#7827: Radio Control - Eachine H8 mini problem - flying uncontrollably

    Hello, I've recently received an h8 mini, but it has a serious problem maintaining stability and it's flying uncontrollably. It also doesn't sound right, as If something is crooked (I made sure the props don't touch the guards). You can see the problem on this video: Eachine H8 mini problem (0 min 25 sec) I took the quadcopter apart (to check if something is loose or not soldered right) and reassembled it. It flew much better for a few minutes, but then started behaving erratically again. It's also not a transmitter problem as it functions the same with the bayangtoys x9 tx. I contacted banggood, and they offered to send me a new receiver board. I have a feeling a new board won't help, as the problem seems to be more of a mechanical nature than electronical. I wanted to hear your opinion, because I don't want to wait another month or two to get the new board just to find out it does not solve the problem. What do you think I should do? Thanks in advance, Lior.

  • Issue#8246: Radio Control - Uncontrollable Yaw Issue

    I have an F330 clone frame that has an Openpilot CC3D FC, HK 25/30a ESC's and Propdrive 28-26s 1200kv motors. I hooked it up to the Openpilot GCS and went through the FC and transmitter configuration steps. The problem is that after arming and taking off, it wants to continually yaw left and kind of bounce up and down making it hard to control. I checked most settings and everything looks fine including the motor RPM speed sliders as well as I completed the ESC calibration and double checked that the props are on correctly. I also looked on my Turnigy 9xr controller settings and it looks like it is correct. I am not sure what to do next. This is not my first quad but I am clueless what to do next. Everything is new with the exception of the ESC's and motors. Thanks! John

  • Issue#11626: Radio Control - Issue with TDisaster

    Just wanted to get the word out- I bought a battery from TDisaster. He was extremely responsive on the day I pm'ed him about buying the battery and was quick to take my money, but all but disappeared afterwards. Payment sent on 1-11-16. About a week after I sent payment, 1-17-16, I sent him a PM asking for the tracking info because I should have received the battery by then. A couple days went by then he said that he was too busy and didn't get it out but that he would do so shortly. That was a week and a half ago and I still have no battery and he hasn't replied to a PM in ~four days. It's now 1-26-16 and still no battery or response. Here is the original FS thread I'll update if I hear anything or if there ends up being a positive resolution. Just wanted to get the word out since he has some other stuff for sale too. EDIT: And now his PM box is full.

  • Issue#11927: Radio Control - SkyRC Quattro B6AC issue

    This is the second SkyRC Quattro B6AC I have and both seem to have the same issue. One of the four charging circuits has given up the ghost. This one pictured the top right gave up and the second the bottom right. I emailed SkyRC and of course no response to 2 emails for customer service. I opened up the unit itself in hope it was four separate charging circuits boards and I could find a replacement or combine for one functioning charger. Question is anyone had this issue with this brand or Hitech they are identical in every way. If so were you able to trouble shoot the problem? Attached Thumbnails Views: N/A

  • Issue#12198: Radio Control - B-17 Flying Fortress-Maiden Flight-Australia Day 2016-Tapanappa Ridge

    An amazing home built B-17 Flying Fortress Slope Glider. Kevin W said he cut it out 10 years ago and just the other week decided to put it together for this years annual meet on the Tapps Ridge! As can be seen in the video it flew absolutely magnificently and Kevin was a very happy flyer when it finally touched down. Kev also mentioned he might fit some retracts for next year so he can just land on the roadway LOL! So sit back and take in the great flight and views of this beautiful B-17 Flying Fortress and the area we call Tapps! Thanks for watching! cheers Chuck B-17 Flying Fortress-Maiden Flight-Australia Day 2016-Tapanappa Ridge (5 min 58 sec)

  • Issue#12206: Radio Control - Quads and planes flying indoors.

    Ever had a night when no plane seemed to be fixed right. One plane wing ed in the box never happen before. Got a lot of pictures of a lot of planes. Forgot my duet and needed it tonight for a nice flight. My night vapor flow good but ever other plane need fixing or had to go back in the box. Lots of big quads flying tonight and one mini super small quad thats always there and flying around like a plane. Battery's in control went low on ember 2 and could not control it. Changed battery's and it was fine. Lots of kids there happy people. The guy next to me was having problems with his t 28 he hand launched it went inverted he made it around the gym once inverted flipped and landed for repairs. A few times a lot of craft in the air at same time. Quads and planes indoors (1 min 13 sec) Attached Thumbnails Views: N/A Views: N/A Views: N/A

  • Issue#12861: Radio Control - Walkera qr x3560 pro gps issue

    Hi Guys... Greetings from Barcelona.. i am new on this forum and i hope you can help me out with this issue. I've got a walkera qr x350 pro since few months already with over 30 hrs flight and never had an ssue till last week when my GPS started having some problems of connections. I followed all procedure as usual but after callibration, the gps light didn't start blinking as it used to do in the past so i could not fly on gps mode. I opened but everything seems ok might be the antenna or something else? I would need your advices whenever possible Many thanks in advance

  • Issue#14199: Radio Control - VERY IMPORTANT - State Senate Bill to Ban ALL RC Flying above 100' in New Hampshire

    The AMA District 1 (New England) is in a Battle to preserve the hobby of Flying ANY type of RC Model Aircraft.... This is NOT about just "Drones" these rules would apply to ANY RC Model Aircraft. It seems the "Live Free or Die" state of New Hampshire is unfortunately leading the charge.....not doubt other New England states will follow if Senate Bill is passed. This would kill the Hobby of RC Flying in this region.. Please read....I am not the author of the text below, just passing this information along. -mike- --------------------------- Last year several AMA members and I were successful in preventing House Bill HB602 from being passed. You may recall that this bill in Line # 35 and 36 section 644-A: 4 Airport Prohibition stated "No government or person shall operate a drone at an altitude below 400 feet within 5 miles of any airport in this state." Passage of this bill would have prevented five AMA clubs/members and possibly many more non charted lo

  • Issue#14201: Radio Control - NOTAM over flying sites (FAA)

    Just reaching out to try to find any club that has or is considering issuing a Permanent NOTAM over their flying site. Our club is considering this as it actually would be an improvement to aviation safety in the NAS. The best would be for the FAA to put all known Model Aircraft flying site on the VFR Sectional charts, just like they have for ultralights, sailplanes, skydiving and yes UAV's. So why not MA for Model Aircrafts? But they have not, so I feel a NOTAM would be an appropriate alternative. If manned aircraft don't know we exist or where we operate how can they be part of the "see and avoid" concept? 14 CFR 91.113 defines the See And Avoid concept. While this is part of the (AMA and section 336) Safety Guidelines for Model Aircrafts that are assigned to us it is also and equally assigned to manned aircrafts. I'm not talking about right of way rules just common sense safe operation of an aircraft. I do not want this post go go into an FAA vs AMA debate, there a

  • Issue#16281: Radio Control - JJRC JJ1000 Windy Winter Flying

    Went out to brave the winter elements with my JJRC JJ1000 :) This little quadcopter did a good job fighting the unexpected wind gusts the kept coming,challenging part is seeing the little white quadcopter with the wintery white background :D JJRC JJ1000 Mini Quadcopter Windy Winter Flying (3 min 36 sec)

  • Issue#17569: Radio Control - Android HOTT Viewer App Issue

    Hi guys. Has anyone else experienced the issue of Rx and Tx Reciever signal data not being shown using the HOTT Viewer App on a Samsung Galaxy 3 ? Any ideas? Attachment 8646219 Attached Thumbnails Views: N/A

  • Issue#21658: Radio Control - Syma X9 RTF Flying Car from Review

    !Introduction | spec2 | |> Syma X9 RTF Flying Car | @8571651 |> Dimensions (LxWxH) |< 7x8.5x2.5" (180x215x65mm) |> Transmitter: |< Syma 2.4GHz proprietary four channel with digital trims and LCD display |> Receiver: |< Syma proprietary receiver/ESC combination with six-axis gyro |> Battery: |< 600mAh 3.7V lithium polymer with JST/Team Losi micro connector |> Motors: |< Four 8mm coreless with gear drives; motor for surface operation not specified |> Propellers: |< Proprietary 4" (102mm) diameter, pitch not given |> Typical Flight Duration: |< Five minutes |> Operator Skill Level/Age: |< Beginner; 8+ |> Manufacturer: |< Syma Toys Industrial Co., Ltd., Laimei Industrial Park, Chenghai District, Shantou City, Guangdong, China |> Available From: |< |> Price (USD): |< $46.99 with worldwide free shipping People have been dreaming of flying cars ever since the invention of both cars and aircraft. Althou

  • Issue#23681: Radio Control - 1/7 Vought V-173 Flying Pancake

    Time to make room for the next project. 1/7 Vought V-173 flying pancake.. Codesigned by me and utilized original Vought drawings for outline and airfoil. 80% Balsa built up construction with fiberglass/phenolic motor pylons, molded fiberglass cockpit bulge, molded fiberglass landing gear fairings, molded fiberglass wheel pants (wheel pants not installed) Custom made polished stainless steel functional landing geae oleo struts and carbon/titanium ended support rods. Scorpion 4025-16 outrunners Castle Talon 90ESC's 5s5000 zippy lipos (2) provide enough juice for two 6 1/2 min flights using 75% APC 20x13 props (one is a pusher for counter rotation props) Custom carbon fiber spinners with machined and custom lightened backplates JR digital servos on stabilators JR ST26mg servo on stab flap and rudders All linkages fully concealed... Flies well Full build thread and video here: Price includes shipping cost up to $300. Anything ov

  • Issue#24194: Radio Control - Flying within 5 miles of airport.

    My reading of section 336 requires notification of a airport if a model aircraft is flown within 5 miles of the airport. when flown within 5 miles of an airport, the operator of the aircraft provides the airport operator and the airport air traffic control tower with prior notice of the operation Question 1: Am only notifying them? Question 2: Am I requesting permission. Question 3: Does a airport operator have the legally enforceable authority to prohibit operating a uas within 5 miles of an airport?

  • Issue#25145: Radio Control - 2lb parkflyers and flying above 400'

    Some good information on the not-400 foot rule. Also some background on how the FAA got it wrong. Registration was suppose to be only for aircraft with autopilots over 2 lb but the FAA decided to simplify and register everyone. AMA's Rich Hanson on FAA, UAS Registration, 400-Foot Limit and FPV (15 min 39 sec) .

  • Issue#25445: Radio Control - Cheap, larger quad for sport flying..

    I'm looking for a quad with the following characteristics: 1.) Large-ish - i.e. 450 - 600 2.) Cheap 3.) Robust 4.) Can be flown aggressively 5.) I eventually want the option of a front-mounted gimbal though.. 6.) Bullet connectors 7.) Preferably not a boring X-shape Not terribly concerned about GPS, telemetry etc.. for starters. First I just want to get a flier together, and later a gimbal, and maybe FPV. I enjoy flying my 250 quad and hex, but I currently fly primarily LOS - and like LOS - so I need something bigger, which I can still fly fast. Not like 3D - but "sportily" let's say.. Maybe even flips and rolls some day.. But I do want power for full-throttle punch outs and fast screaching turns etc.. I'm not compltely new to this. I've had a Blade 350QX2 for over a year, and have recently been flying 250's. I've been looking at the XJ470, which looks good, but I'm not sure if it's really what I'm looking for (one crash, buy a whole new frame?..) I also like the looks of

  • Issue#26371: Radio Control - FTDI Adapter issue?

    Hi, I am having weird issue with my silabs ftdi adapter with windows 10. First, I have the driver installed. I have been reading around seeing that FTDI has installed an update in windows that bricks any (knock off) FTDI chips. Is this a result of it? Background, I had Windows 10 pro since it first released. I have flashed a minimosd or two within that time with this same FTDI adapter with no issues. I recently cleaned my desktop with a fresh install of Windows 10 pro. Anyone know what or why this is happened? Thank you. (note I saw a few videos of Arduinos getting bricked as well. Could something have happened to where I bricked this?

  • Issue#28097: Radio Control - Power issue

    Hello, New here and just trying to get into a multirotor hobby, so I purchased the LS 128 Sky Hunter. Flew it for a bit, crashed the heck out of it, but it is pretty durable...and now have a quick issue. When I full power it, it remains at about half power and it doesn't come off the ground, but...when I yawl it right at full power, it goes to full power...yawling left full power does nothing. So 2 of the motors are engaging full power (yawl right) and 2 are not. I have made no modifications to it. Sounds like there is a disconnect somewhere, but I am not sure where to begin. I took the unit entirely apart and all wires seem to be connected. Anybody have any ideas?? Thanks

  • Issue#29482: Radio Control - What not Pilot! are you flying a Drone?

    What no Pilot? Make you plane complete by adding a pilot so it looks like someone is flying the plane and it is not a DRONE!!! 4-different WWII fighter pilots in 1/5 for your Warbird. You can't paint them this good!!! All new faces!!! Latest version with more painted detail. These are already painted in great detail and are in flexible rubber and molded in flesh color. You can always make them shorter for canopy clearance by using a Razor saw, band saw or new #11 Exacto blade. 1. American 1/5 2. British 1/5 3. German 1/5 scale 4. Japanese 1/5 (Hard to find pilot!!!) Specs: 1/5 (1.08 to larger gas planes) Weight: 2.4oz Width: 3.98"-4.13"(101mm-105mm) Height: 3.7"(94mm) 1/5 scale for $21.99 plus $3.50 shipped first class mail. It is really important for you to let me know what pilot you want and what size you want in your PM and Pay Pal "Subject Line"!!! I do not ship outside the USA! Please give me your mailing address and please ref

  • Issue#30476: Radio Control - Quad drops out of the air, suspect Emax 1806 2300kv de-synch or motor issue?

    Hi All, I was hoping some quadcopter experts could help me diagnose a quadcopter issue. I have a ZMR250 quad (had about 1 month) with naze32 FC, 4x DYS BL20A ESC and 4x Emax 1806 2280KV motors. The issue i'm having is that the quad sometimes just drops out of the air! I can fly for a while then it just drops out of the sky, once it occurs it seems to re-occur more frequently. When it occurs the motor does not feel hot. I don't think its a power delivery issue, it flys ok for a while till the issue occuers, all motors connect to the same power distribution board and the connections are good, if it was a power issue I think other motors/ESCs would have the issue too. I'm using 1300mAH 45C battery which should be fine. This has been happening for a few weeks now or at least more frequently over the past few weeks. Trouble shooting I have tried: 1) Checked all connections 2) Initially I would stop the motors to prevent damage when it crashed. I searched for possible issue and I think it

  • Issue#32246: Radio Control - Turn a massage chair into an FPV flying station?

    Has anyone thought of making an FPV flying station out of one of these? If so, slap me down and point me in their direction. If not, good idea or bad? I've flown maybe 5 minutes of FPV and realize I'm a second away from tipping over. It's easy enough to sit in a chair, but maybe there is a market for converting one of these. Like you have enough stuff to drag around, right? Attached Thumbnails Views: N/A

  • Issue#33094: Radio Control - DX 9 Issue

    I want people that own the DX 9 Transmitter to know of a problem I have found when trying to set gain values for your Aircraft. My example is what happens when trying to set gain values in Servo Setup. The setup is as follows. Flight Mode Setup Aux 2, 3 position switch for my Gyro Go to Servo Setup and stay in Travel. Go to AX2 and set your gain value to 15 for the top value and 20 for the lower value. Flip the switch and notice that even though it is calling out Mode 1, 2 and 3 both top and bottom values show as selected and will both change at the same time. You might have to go a little lower with the values for this to happen but non the less it will happen. Once this happens you will not be able to set flight mode 3 and both upper and lower values will be selected and will change without you knowing (assuming your looking at your plane while flying and setting the gain without looking) In short you might think you flipped your gyro off to land only to find out that the g