Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Another incredible urban multi-rotor vid from Juz70!

This guy just never ceases to amaze me! Enjoy this incredible footage with night-time urban views, complete with crazy proximity and confined-space flying - all mashed up with a sick dubstep track!

Monday, 27 February 2012

New regulations spelling out the end of a cheap LiPo...?

According to Infinity Hobby, new aviation regulations will prevent vendors from shipping their LiPo batteries by Air Mail... does this spell the end of an affordable LiPo?

After a quick search, I found a Bloomberg article on this subject, which outlines the ICAO proposal on battery shipments, which are suggested to be labelled as hazardous goods from 1st Jan 2013. This is due to a rather terrifying statistic of one registered cargo plane being downed by lithium battery fires in its cargo hold every other year!

Do have a read of the full article at the above link, as this may well affect an average hobbyist in the near future...

Friday, 24 February 2012

Updates from Horizon Hobby

Following my recent post about the DX18 Spektrum transmitter, I found yesterday's release of the new 'On the Horizon' update video. Neat!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Spektrum DX18 on the Horizon!

Image: Spektrum and RCHeliResource.com
As I recently found out, while reading RC Heli Resource, the folks at Spektrum have announced what seems to be their new flagship transmitter - the DX18. You can read the full article here:

Monday, 20 February 2012

RQCX-3 "Raven" FPV Hex Technical Report

Our friends from the Roswell Flight Test Crew have released a very interesting video detailing their newest addition to their FPV arsenal! Enjoy!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Our pilot takes a real Schweizer 300 for a spin, solo!

Our RC heli pilot, Marcin, is currently training to become the real-deal! He's recently accomplished a few solo flights in a Schweizer 300 helicopter. Take a look! :)

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Awesome FPV film - Golden by Juz70

I found this video completely by accident, but it seems that the guy has a very strong following - and rightfully so! His videos are very beautiful indeed! Enjoy this one and, if you like what you see, make sure to subscribe to his channel! :)

Friday, 3 February 2012

An 'intelligent' swarm of micro-quads!

If you follow the current developments in FPV, auto pilot hardware or multi-rotors, you probably already saw this video. If you haven't - here's your chance to shout: 'real-life Space Invaders!!'

Check out how agile and intelligent these little beasts are! The possibilities are endless - from military applications to search and rescue in difficult or dangerous areas. Fantastic project!