Month: August 2012

  • New WL Toys v949 (v929 with LED)

    Looks like the latest revision of the v929 with the LED light stripe and transmitter that can turn on/off those lights are available for preorder over at BangGood. They are calling it the v949 to distinguish it from the v929. It looks like you get a new type of canopy also. Estimated date of arrival […]

  • v929 RX with LED Connectors Available

    I know many have been awaiting the “rev3” v929 that has the LED and ability to switch it on/off from the TX. Aaron from BangGood just leaked that that revision will be available next month. In the mean time, that version’s RX board with the LED connectors is already available. You can purchase it here: […]

  • Night Flying Colors

    Night Flying Colors

    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 […]

  • 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 CopterX If not, […]

  • 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 must have […]

  • Cheap LiPo Charging…

    Cheap LiPo Charging…

    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. I’ve used to to charge Lead Acid battery, NiCad and NiMH […]

  • 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 […]