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Finding your lost model using RSSI

Introduction

Recently during a flying day I had a tricky flight with a small very fast model in windy conditions, during a turn at the end of the field the wind caught it and I struggled to establish orientation in the poor light so had no choice but to ditch the model. Continue reading Finding your lost model using RSSI


Choosing FPV Goggles

Written by Painless 360

I bought my first set of goggles back in February 2013 after deciding not to gamble my money on a set of pieces that may not have worked well together. I decided on a set of Fat Shark Predator V2 goggles that came with the video transmitter and even a little basic camera designed to work straight out of the box. Continue reading Choosing FPV Goggles



Building A ‘Smart’ Plane with iNav – Article #4

Introduction:

In the previous articles we’ve covered what iNav is and what it can do for a fixed wing pilot and we’ve also covered how to wire everything up. Adding iNavflight to your fixed wing model can provide you will excellent stabilisation and cheap, effective OSD setup but it can also provide GPS flight modes and allow you to even fly missions autonomously. Continue reading Building A ‘Smart’ Plane with iNav – Article #4


Building A ‘Smart’ Plane with iNav – Article #3

Introduction:

In the previous articles we’ve covered what iNav is and what it can do for a fixed wing pilot. Adding iNavflight to your fixed wing model can provide you will excellent stabilisation and cheap, Continue reading Building A ‘Smart’ Plane with iNav – Article #3


Building a ‘Smart’ Plane with iNav – Article #2

Written by Painless360

Introduction

In the last article we looked at one of the versions of Cleanflight/Betaflight that had focused on the GPS code and also spending time on supporting us fixed wing pilots too. Continue reading Building a ‘Smart’ Plane with iNav – Article #2



What Makes A Good Aerobatic Plane

Written by MichaelWargo

As many of you know, I am an aerobatic pilot. I have needs for my airlplanes that exceed standard control offered by warbirds and sport scale models. I need to roll straight, make tight loops and with 3d flying and I need to perform post-stall maneuvers with the plane flying very slow, or even stalled and hovering. Continue reading What Makes A Good Aerobatic Plane


How To Fix a Broken LIPO Balance Lead

Repairing a battery could be dangerous so from the outset you must assume this procedure has inherent risks that you must mitigate.

LIPO batteries are volatile and if damaged or punctured could catch fire. For that reason you should not perform this task indoors. Continue reading How To Fix a Broken LIPO Balance Lead


A Sound System For Your Model RC Aircraft

I recently started building a 2.4m balsa, SR-9 Stinson reliant and almost without warning I was bitten by the scale bug. Before you know it you’re adding details here and there and getting a little carried away.I started wondering what would be required to add a sound system to a plane and ultimately, adding that next level of detail. Continue reading A Sound System For Your Model RC Aircraft


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