This is serious RC! The Black Hornet nano drone, which can be carried in a soldier’s pocket, has an onboard camera that gives troops video and still images of hard-to-access places. Weighing only 16 grams (0.56 ounces), the Black Hornet looks like a tiny toy helicopter but it’s really a nano-size piece of military hardware.
This video promises something different from all those FPV shots that show the foreground or background as the plane flies by. YouTube’s Secretspy711 writes that he was inspired by the “RotoR” continuous camera rotation mount that was developed for motorcyclists and skiers and decided to add it to his SkyHunter aircraft. The result is amazing! (Fair warning: you may want [...]
We always learn how to perform new maneuvers by watching the stick movements of a top notch pilot, but what the pilot knows is that there computer mixes is what makes their life easier when controlling the aircraft. Now we are going to present a few tips that will make it easier for you to perform those [...]
Wow! Talk about small! This new fully functional micro-size quad-copter is amazingly small! Out of the box, it can be ready for flight in as much time as it takes to charge the on-board battery with the included USB charger. And it also includes the smallest 4-channel 2.4GHz transmitter we’ve ever seen! For more information go [...]
Loose servo arms may cause your plane to fly erratically and even crash, but they’re also a symptom of something else that’s wrong! In this video, Gerry Yarrish shares his methods for finding and fixing the likely culprit, engine vibration, and offers some techniques for making sure your servo arms stay connected for good. video platform video management video solutions [...]
Today is the holiday our nation recognizes the efforts and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform past and present that have kept us safe and free. It is very much a personal thing, and those that have served or come from a family with those who have served (or are serving now,) know exactly how [...]
When you start building larger model airplanes, you need to start splicing wood for larger than average wings. Here’s a shop tip from our own Gerry Yarrish for making slices that are strong, neat and smooth. You’ll need a metal ruler, some CA glue, (I use ZAP medium CA and Zip Kicker,) sharp hobby blades for [...]
File this under “why didn’t I think of that?”! The University of Tokyo’s Multi-field Universal Wheel for Air-land vehicle (MUWA) uses a foam wheel to balance sideways like a wheel and roll along the ground as well as land on water. Its four, independently controlled variable pitch props can direct thrust in two different directions, forcing [...]