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  1. B

    swappable hovercraft

    Hi everyone, new to this forum as well as the diy aspect of the hobby. built my first plane not to long ago. It was the FT flyer. Super easy to build and fly even for a first time flyer. We live on a very tight budget so just coming up with enough money for the one model was tough so i...
  2. N

    Large FPV quadcopter / octacopter

    Hi everyone, As some may know I do a lot of Aerial photography work and currently have a medium sized hex which comfortably lifts a gopro and gimbal however I have a larger gimbal used for NEX sized camera's and small DSLR's and already have 4225-390 motors made for 15-18 inch props and some 40...
  3. S

    DIY Tarot 250 FPV Build - Suggestions?

    Any input is appreciated :D. I already have a DX6i so went with the LemonRX but might switch to OrangeRX depending on performance. Got 5030 props to start and 6030 to advance and will get HQ 6030's or HQ 6045's when I get real serious. Also looking for input on what OSD to get. Let me know if I...
  4. LennyPane

    y3 Tri-Copter - with Tail Yaw Mechanism - |Build Log|

    Y3 Tri-Copter - with Tail Yaw Mechanism - |Build Log| Carbon TriCopter with Novel Yaw Mechanism |Scratch Build Log| Hey Guys, i'm new here, and starting to plan my first build with a tricopter design. love the flite test videos, very good to get to grips with everything! i will document my...
  5. LennyPane

    Y3 Tri-Copter - with ball bearing yaw mechanism (WIP)

    Hey Guys, i'm new here, and starting to plan my first build with a tri-copter design. love the flite test videos, very good to get to grips with everything! my plan is, i want it to be cheap (around 170EUR/200$), but still be accurate and have the capacity to race or start to learn aerobatics...
  6. A

    DIY Super Cheap Case! 5 Min Build!

    Super easy and cheap case for any transmitter.
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    First Tricopter Build - Advice welcome!

    Hello guys, This post has gotten a bit long... Skip the first part (marked #) if you dont have much time for my life-story: ################################## I'm looking at this hobby for 1-2 years now and really want to get into flying multirotors. I had a coax-heli a few years ago, but it...
  8. D

    "The Towel" Brooklyn Aerodome

    I heard of "The Towel" (or to the Brooklyn areodomers, the Flack) wingplane a while ago in a MAKE issue, and I ordered some of the parts and am going to build it. Can you guys do a review, Or has anyone else built it and thinks it is awesome?
  9. E

    The Boomcopter - a tricopter with a twist

    David mentioned this in a recent podcast and since I couldn't find this with search, thought I'd post this here too. Just an amazing twist for a tricopter :D So bananas! In action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKVpXCNZimc The build: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-57rHOAdzAI "The...
  10. K

    Very easy way to straighten wire

    Hi Guys, Earlier this week I started a thread asking where i could buy music wire since my local hobby shop is now closed and no other place seems to sell the stuff. There did not seem to be any alternatives except to buy online which I do not like because you cant really get a good idea of the...
  11. AG Pro

    D.L. Engineering Design Plans

    Hi. I am Darius from D.L. Engineering (www.dle-tech.info). I would like to give a brief introduction of D.L. Engineering to the community. DLE has a great enthusiasm about flight in model aviation and committed in building model aviation from scratch. DLE has designed and tested a variety of...
  12. N

    Anti-Vibration mount for APM

    Hi Guys, as some of you may have seen on my other thread regarding ESC placement, I have a Hex controlled by an APM2.6. I did a lot of research and realised through research that flight controllers (maybe particularly the APM) are very susceptible to vibrations from in the frame. Either you can...
  13. R

    Evening FPV flight at the Léman Lake with a diy quadcopter

    Hello folks, here is an evening FPV flight on a diy quadcopter at the Léman lake in Switzerland. Enjoy
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    DIY LEDs for the Heli-Max 1SQ

    Hey all - I've been lurking for a while, but I think this will serve as a good first post. I certainly won't be bringing anything groundbreaking to the forums, but I'm proud of my little achievement. I am just getting back into R/C hobbies. The last time I was involved, carrying around...
  15. IBeHoey

    Just finished the 9X Frsky DJT Telemetry mod...

    over the weekend and wow, it was a doozy. I gotta say, there's no better feeling than doing a bunch of work on something, and having it work on the first try. In hindsight, I should have snapped some pictures before I clobbered it in hot glue but, oh well, it works!! Has anyone else performed...
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    PARKZONE EXTRA 300 HELP.

    Hey Guys! I am new to flitetest forums. I just purchased a parkzone extra 300 and am in need of some help.. I am an intermediate skill pilot. On the maiden flight I dont think the battery was in the correct location for CG and the plane tipped over and took a nose dive at 20ft. I am an...
  17. Fbords

    DIY cowl?

    Hey guys, long story short I have an AT-6 Texan that had a slight spill which broke the prop and cowling. The cowl was pretty much irreparable, and I only see one site Online that carries them. The part is only about $1.60, but shipping is almost 15 bucks. The plane only cost me $99 on sale for...
  18. cwozny

    DIY Battery Discharger Idea

    Hey everyone, I've got an idea for a DIY Battery Discharger since my HobbyKing ECO6 50w 5A charger can only discharge at 1A and I'd like to charge and discharge in bulk per YCopter's parallel charging/discharging tutorial. I just want to make sure my logic is sound before I post an article...
  19. ParkeFlyer

    TH9x Radio on Sale... $69.95 thru 7/20/2012!! Also 9x DIY Upgrade Kits...

    Hey guys, we're having a flash sale! The TH9x Radio is on sale for $69.95 from now through 7/20/2012!! (Anyone who ordered a radio from our site in the past week will receive a rebate or credit on a future purchase. Thanks again!) -- Also, below is a recent promo we made announcing our 9x DIY...
  20. Rcplaneguy

    PERFECT GoPro mount for HK Bixler!

    I stumbled across PDF plans for a Bixler gopro mount on http://www.ilovefpv.com/ I made my own mount out of 1/8inch basswood and some heavy duty epoxy. Check out the review I did on it below.