Spring update 2019

Rusty Wed, 06/12/2019 - 08:39

It has been way too long since an update, so I figured it was time. So what's new? Built a few planes over the winter months, a Nano Goblin with a F405-CTR flight controller running Arduplane, The Bixler 2 is 'almost' finished.  Plans changed for that last fall. I was going to put in a Pixhawk

Winter Projects 2018 - 2019

Rusty Wed, 10/24/2018 - 13:04

Yeah, it's that time of year again, time to line up the winter projects.

First Look - AR5202-X Intergrated Multifunction Compatable Mini Reciever

Rusty Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:36

So I was able to get one of these combo RC receiver/stabilizer boards for review. It's a "AR5202-X Integrated Multifunction Compatible Mini Receiver" by Oversky RC. Specs say it is designed for 60-160g micro RC airplanes, either DIY or repairing/upgrading existing models. It comes in 3 flavors; FrSky, Spectrum, and Futaba. I was hoping for a FrSky, but was offered a Spectrum version, so I grabbed one.......

The " Awesome T " Antenna

Rusty Thu, 08/23/2018 - 15:23

The "Awesome T" antenna for FPV. What make this simple and versatile antenna awesome? Well some of the reasons are: it works well, easy to build, inexpensive, and it is pretty rugged. Read the rest of the DIY to see how to build one and how they work....

ZOHD Dart PNP

Rusty Thu, 07/26/2018 - 16:38

ZOHD DartI picked up the PNP version of the ZOHD Dart, cause it was on sale, and cause I thought it could be a nice plane to fly in smaller fields. It assembles with no glue, uses magnets to hold everything together, and the motor, ESC, and servos are all installed and wired up. It even has a stabilizer, which looks very similar to the one in the RMRC Recruit, the stabilizer is probably the same one, maybe different gain settings. I will compare the two once it comes in.

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