Monday, 3 June 2013

RC Season 2013 finally officially open!

It's with great pleasure that I resume updating this blog! It's high time to get back into active RC flying and, with the (late) opening of this year's season - it's the perfect chance to dive into the swing of things again! :)

Fly safe!

Friday, 19 October 2012

OpenPilot - Copter Control 3D is out!

Our friends at OpenPilot have just released their CC3D offering for multicopter flight control. Here is an impressive list of features this module sports, taken directly from the release notes, but first check out one of their video trailers below:

The CC3D is the best performing OpenPilot board to date with some very exciting and important updates:
  • Includes the Invensense MPU-6000 combined gyro and accelerometer sensor
  • Has 16Mb flash on board, an upgrade over the 4Mb on the CopterControl
  • Numerous minor tweaks and improvements over the original CopterControl
  • Takes full advantage of new features in the updated OpenPilot software suite released recently
  • The CC3D includes all the previous features that made the original CopterControl such a well received flight controller such as the innovative flexiport, serial port connectivity to Spektrum satellite receivers via a low cost adapter and powerful STM32 processor.
The CC3D will be the last in the CopterControl series of flight controllers. The OpenPilot team is excited to switch complete focus towards our next generation platform of controllers, the Revolution.
The London RC Project team wishes the guys at OpenPilot best of luck with further development of this incredible platform! :)

Thursday, 18 October 2012

GoPro HD Hero 3 released!

GoPro has just released their new offering, which heralds the era of portable, bullet-proof 4k and 2.7k camcorders that fit in the palm of your hand! The camera boasts an impressive set of features, such as:
4k video (12 fps)
2.7k video (30 fps)
1440p 48 fps
1080p @ 60fps (a feature missing from many a professional camera
960p @ 100fps
720p @120 fps
12MP 30fps photo burst
WiFi compatibility
and much more...
Take a look at the official page offering and the excellent promotional video below, featuring cool people doing awesome things to great music by Overwerk:

Monday, 15 October 2012

Incredible aerial filming video from Copter Kids!

Trent Palmer and Copter Kids have just released a new promo reel, featuring their work from 2011. Do yourself a favour and watch full-screen with the sound cranked way up!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

[Video] Meet Your Creator - Quadrotor Show

Check out this incredible light show, with the use of 16 quads and some crazy electronic music. This is certainly a first...

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Warthox - featured channel

While we're on the subject of awesome multi-rotor flying, make sure you check out Warthox's channel. this guy is probably one of the most incredible pilots posting videos online... here's a sample from his Vimeo channel.
mwc quad // mt2208 motor from warthox on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Open Pilot multi-rotor controller pulling 3D stunts!

The mighty juz70 shows off some really sick 3D flying with his quad, using the Open Pilot CC3D board... Awesome! buckle up and watch these two videos to induce salivation (or a head-spin!)

Thunder Tiger Mini Titan v2 FBL

The new Thunder Tiger Mini Titan v2 is coming! You can check out some photos of this upcoming fly-bar-less package at the heli-team website below:

Friday, 30 March 2012

Incredible Jaro Müller Gliders for Sale!

photo: romekstanek, via
One of our friends is clearing out their immense hangar of the state-of-the-art Jaro Müller gliders! If you're into your soaring, thermal'ing, performance gliding and such, make sure to visit his thread on RCGroups! Feast your eyes - and tell your friends who might be in the market for one of these beasts!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Open-Source Remote Control

Every once in a while, a product comes along that has the potential to change everything in an industry. I firmly believe that the Open Source Remote Control system is one of these products. It sounds absolutely revolutionary! FPV, model sensors, GPS, modular construction... it's all there in one package!

Make sure you visit their site by clicking on the image below!