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Night Flying Colors

Night Flying Colors

Categories: Helicopter
Each time the local flying group meets, it's under the cover of darkness. No, we're not spies, secret agents or drug dealers (inside joke) or anything like that. It's just the best time to meet at the park for some flying is when the kids are down for bed and daddy duties are over. I have some of my ...
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FlySky FS-TH9x, Turnigy 9x Stick Calibration How-to

FlySky FS-TH9x, Turnigy 9x Stick Calibration How-to

When you first get your TH9x, Turnigy 9x radio, I recommend you calibrate your sticks. It's a quick procedure that ensure your sticks range of motion is seen correctly by the firmware. Keep in mind, this should work for all the variants of the FlySky FS-TH9x. i.e. Turnigy 9x, Imax-9x, Eurgle and Cop ...
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Magnet Wire Tips and Tricks

Magnet Wire Tips and Tricks

In almost all aspect of life, having the right tool makes the job much easier. When flying micro helicopters and quads, everything has to be micro sized in order to avoid adding unneeded weight that may robs the motor of it's performance.For wires, magnet wires, also known as enamel wires, are a mus ...
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Cheap LiPo Charging…

Cheap LiPo Charging…

Categories: Test
I remember when a good, computerized charger cost hundreds of dollars. New hobbyist now has a mired of options. Here's a inexpensive one from Hobby King that many people already know. It's based on the Imax B6 design, which there are many clones of.Currently charging a v929 500mAh LiPoI've used to t ...
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Faux Anodized Motor

Faux Anodized Motor

I am pretty certain I am not the first to take a sharpie to the surface of a motor, but I'll share this technique anyways. My wife gave me a bag of Sharpies last night and this was the first idea that came to mind.I find that the large, wedge shaped Sharpie, stroking in one direction gives a nice ev ...
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v929 Canopy Redux

v929 Canopy Redux

Categories: v929
I made canopy prototype number two and wanted to share the result. See part one here. I am getting better and made a few refinements.The cockpit "eyes" has been redone, modeled after a profile photo of the real TDR helicopter. Then tweak the length to fit the dimension of this canopy.Here's the same ...
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WL Toys v929 Quad

WL Toys v929 Quad

Categories: v929
The latest thing coming out of WL Toys, the maker of the popular v911, is the v929. It's a Blade MQX size clone if you are familiar with that quad. The v929 is a good, fun, stable quad and I am having a blast flying it.My only issue with it is that they model the canopy after the Walkera Ladybird. H ...
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Turnigy 9x Manuals

Turnigy 9x Manuals

Every now and then I see someone on the forum looking for the Turnigy 9x manual. So I compiled a few and am linking them here for your convenience.First up is the Imax-9x. Which is the same radio as the Turnigy 9x. The manual is fully applicable and has nice soft colorations. Looks good. Click on t ...
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HP6DSM Module Wired Up

HP6DSM Module Wired Up

Here's how I prepare the DSM2 module harvested from the HP6DSM transmitter. The DX4e and DX5e has a similar module and pinout.How I wire up the HP6DSM module for the er9x DSM2 hackYou can find more information as well as the schematic by Pat MacKenzie here: Spektrum DSM2 module from HP6DSMBasically ...
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WL Toys v911 Settings for er9x

WL Toys v911 Settings for er9x

Categories: Downloads, v911
Here's my v911 EEPE file that you can upload to your transmitter running the er9x firmware. It's a good aid so you can learn and program your own. For instance, I tied the "dual rate" to the knobs. To allow for fine tuning of your rates.Therefore, for full 100% rate, make sure your AUX.1 knob and AU ...
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