Sunday, June 17, 2018

SELAMAT HARI RAYA 15TH JUN 2018


15TH June 2018, Stavanger. Norway

NEW BUILDS

New builds ... Geprc 7 in 280mm, Realacc Martian 7in 300mm and Kermit-2 refurbished wit a new frame.

GEPRC 7


MARTIAN 7



KERMIT 2




Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Thinsly Twins

The Thinsly twins are 260mm size kwads with a light aluminium shell, 4mm carbon arms with bottom loading battery bay. Both equipped with Foxeer F303 flight controller and Geprc PDB running Cleanflight.

Thinly Gold runs on Hobbywing 2205 1800KV motors with DYS DS30Amp BLHeli_S ESCs. It flies  very quietly and stable.

The Thinly Blue runs on Emax 2205 2300KV motors with Little Bee 40Amp BLHeli_S. It's also a stable flyer with a slightly higher noise than its twin brother.

Both craft uses Idealfly 5in triprops and Flysky IA6B receiver.




Thinsly Gold 260.



Thinsly Blue 260mm.





Sunday, May 6, 2018

Terrible news : 1st total lost for the season

Our first total casualty this season. And Motland has taken a second drone. 

The first casualty here was the Hubsan H109s together with the Gitup Git2. This time an inadvertent half flip landed  the EX220 straight into the fast flowing snowmelt with a rocky bottom. 

The water level was high and the stream was flowing really strong on account of voluminous water from the snowmelt. It is a total loss since a rescue is out of the question as the situation stands now.

Parts loss tally:
EX220 Frame Nok250
Furibee MN2205 2300KV motors Nok240
Furibee BLHeli_32 30Amp ESC Nok280
Betaflight F3 Flight controller Nok 340
Hawkeye Firefly Micro camera  Nok220
Azure 5in two bladed props Negligible
Flysky X6B receiver Nok75
Total loss = Nok 1405

So long EX220, may you RIP in your last resting space. who knows if the water level goes down the next month or so, we'll see you again.


EX220 last pose.





New entrants this early in the season

Racer275 has been fully reburfished with a set of new DYS Samguk Wei 2600kv motors. It flew very well with new acquired vigour and quietness. Two of the original Sprot motors were burnt and beyond rescue.

Racer275 video flying sunny skies with new motors and recording with Onepaa X2000.

The Puda240 is still waiting on the bench, since it had BLHeli_32 previously which were possibly damaged by unfortunately the dunk into seawater I decided to refurbish the build with a new set of Hakrc 30amp BLHeli_32. One motor was replaced since I havent figured out how to replace an infinity clip on the original damaged motor 1. The Betaflight F3 FC was definitely damaged, it powered up fine on BF3.3 however currents are not flowing from the Lipo. Most likely the circuit breaker broke during the crash.

Meanwhile 4xnew racers were added to the stable, however these are destined for Spring 2019 season. Unless of course their build is fastracked for whatever reason. They are all larger long range frames.


Realacc Sphinx 275mm
DYS Samguk Wu 2206 2700kv motors


Realacc Martian-7 300mm
DYS Samguk Shu 2306 2300kv motors


I-Flight XL8 + Martian 2 Top n Bottom plates, 360mm
DYS Fire 2600 kv motors


Geprc Mark2-7 7 Inch 300mm
DYS Samguk Shu 2306 2800kv motors


Other than the I-flight XL8+Martian2 halfcaste, all the others are on DYS Samguk motors ... they had a green sale at Elefun the other week, NOK89/motor versus the usual NO119. It's NOK79/motor at Banggood always.

We shall see in the coming weeks whether these racers will make it to the air this season but we can be sure they can be build up in a day or two if ever the need arises.

New flight videos this week :

Genius 2 took up to the air with Quelima SQ12 recording 1080p.

Hakrc 220 flying in the Holmevika woods with Hubsan FPV cam recording 1080p.

XSR6 recording clouds with Gopro Session 5.

Hakrc 220 chasing clouds with the Hubsan.

Amax260 enjoting a bluesky flight with Hawkeye Firefly Micro recording 1080p.

EX220 flying the woods with Hawkeye Firefly Micro recording 1080p.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Spring season openers

Spring is finally here ... temperatures are up in the mid teens, low to moderate winds, fabulous clouds and occasional blue skies. It's flying time ...

These are my 5 season openers this April:

XR8

EX220

THINSLY 260

GTR7-300

BIGBOY2


These are the five that followed the path of earlier two pre-season openers that unfortunately met with early show-stoppers.

The Puda240 was abruptly introduced to a hard gneiss lining the shores of Gandalfjord and  kelp last Sunday. It broke a prop, a motor, a camera (x361) and a complete dip in the fjord. No damage to the frame itself but a slightly bruised pride. It has been completely rinsed in warm water, dried and awaiting re-assembly. Hopefully the Betaflight F3 and Furibee_32 30amps Escs that be successfully revived in time.

The Racer275 completed a successful flight on Monday but was marred by the Airmode upon landing. It flipped twice, ate dirt, grass and irrecoverably burnt two Sprot 2300KV motors. It was sent to the bench and DYS Samguk Wei 2600kv took up the new job by Thursday evening, Racer275 flew again with renewed vigor however hasnt been fully airborne as a racer should.

Flights by these season pioneers will be uploaded in due course. Let the flying begin.

Latest videos ... watch this space, more videos as summer progresses. The objective this summer is to get ACRO LOS flying to a tack!:

BIGBOY2 with GITF1  Gitup F1  1440p60

XR8 with GPS4  Gopro Session4  1080p60

GTR7-300 with FFQ6  Firefly Q6 1080p60

THINSLY260 with RC2  Runcam2  1080p60

EX220 with FFMIC1  Firefly Micro  720p30

EX220 with FFFMIC1 Firefly Micro 1080p30