The flyfly 90mm mirage is known the world over as one of the all-time classics. It is an exceptional flyer at both high and low speed and it can even be hand launched via a bungee cord or if you’re really adventurous, straight up vertical out of your hand. If you’re prepared to put in a few hours’ work you’ll have a great jet that you’ll enjoy flying.
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Following on from my ‘Custom Workbench Build #1’ Article, I thought I would share how I went about building two hobby benches. The idea is to set up a good workspace for RC projects. I have created one standing bench for soldering and building and the other a seated bench which is also for building, but mainly for updating software on my flight computers.
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For years I have been working on projects improvising with various tables and floor space to layout tools and parts. At times, taking up the dinner table to build a multicopter or plane has resulted in a few raised eyebrows from my wife!
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The hobby community is made up of so many smaller communities like groups of pilots, FPV drone racers, car racers and many more. For some, they like to be part of every hobby community.
Take the quiz below to find out what type of RC hobbyist you are!
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Regulation of drone usage is not a new concept for many hobbyists. For the past few years, as the popularity of drones has skyrocketed, governments and regulatory bodies around the globe have tried to regulate and limit its use.
Continue reading DJI Drone Pilots will Now be Forced to Take a Knowledge Quiz
HobbyKing have just announced their new ‘affiliate’ program, which rewards you for sharing HobbyKing products with your mate. It really is as simple as that.
So basically, how it works is that HobbyKing gives you 5% (in the form of reward points) of the product sale generated from the affiliate link that you have sent to your friends and family. It literally feels like getting something for doing virtually nothing but sending a link to help promote HobbyKing.
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Before I leapt into the hobby world as a fully fledged hobbyist, there were so many things I wish someone told me before I entered the community. Here are some of those things …
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As we know all know, the hobby community is constantly evolving and each day a new trend infiltrates the hobby. For the past few years, drone racing was tipped to be the next big thing, with many comparing and likening the sport to the phenomenon of skateboarding or car racing. However, while drone racing had become insanely popular for a couple of years, particularly in 2014/15, interest in the sport today is slowly decreasing. This begs the question – what’s next? This has me wondering about a sport that is known as drone diving.
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The most simple method I have found to balance a brushless motor is using an application on my mobile phone. By simply running up the engine while the application records vibrate, I slowly adjust the vibration with a small piece of tape repeating this process until the vibration measurement is at its minimum.
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We take the humble speed controller for granted but it hasn’t always been this easy. Speed controllers have been around since Adam, however, they were nowhere near as sophisticated as today’s modern Electronic Speed Controllers.
Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC)