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    Apr 26, 2022

    RC Servos: The Muscles of Our Hobby. How They Work, What to Get.

    Let's dive deep into the wonderful world of RC Servos. From digital to analog, brushed to brushless. Sizes, ratings, frequency, & more.

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    Apr 26, 2022

    The Mattel Vertibird - My First Helicopter

    The Mattel VertiBird was my first helicopter & one of my favorite toys from the 70's. Let's see what made them so special.

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    Apr 16, 2022

    Uni-T UTi690B Thermal Camera Video Review

    In this Uni-T thermal camera review, I'll be testing out the amazing UTi690B which offers great value & performance in a robust package.

    Perfect for RC hobbyists, DIYers & home owners looking for a good thermal camera at a good price.

    In my opinion, the Uni-T UTi690B is one of the best bang for the buck thermal imaging cameras currently on the market.

    It works well for many different applications including: Electronics, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, home inspection, automotive & mechanical, RC hobbies, robotics and more...

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    Mar 30, 2022

    Understanding Gyroscopic Precession In RC Helicopters

    What is Gyroscopic Precession and how will it affect phase lag in your heli controls - or does it?

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    Mar 05, 2022

    DFC Rotor Heads Demystified - Pros & Con's

    Understanding the DFC / Driverless RC Helicopter Rotor Head & What (if any) Pros & Cons This Design Offers

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    Feb 15, 2022

    Scale RC Helicopter Winter Flight Video

    Scale RC helicopter flying during a beautiful winter day out at our new RC flying field here in Valemount BC.

    I'm using a new to me GPS camera called the SoloShot 3 Optic 65 which follows the helicopter. Also showing cockpit views from a small SJCAM mounted on the back seats.

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    Feb 07, 2022

    Eachine E150 RC Helicopter Video Review

    The Eachine E150 is a true to size, direct drive power house of a little RC heli. It has few misses with many hits. Is it worth your time & money - let's find out.

    As I predicted over two years ago now when OMP released their first version of the M2, direct drive would catch on, and catch on it most certainly has in the small and micro heli size segment.

    There are just so many advantages with this main rotor drive method afterall with impressive flight times, low noise, effecitent running and the elimination of stripped and cracked main gears topping my personal list.

    The E150 is Eachine's second direct drive heli in their lineup building on the success of their E180 which has been a wonderful little heli. The Eachine E150 is the same price as the OMP M1 and similar in size, but that is where the similarites end.

    The OMP M1 and Eachine E150 are two very different helicopters which will appeal to two very different fliers. The E150 is both bigger and heavier. It's also running a 3S power system instead of 2S. This can be a pro or con depending on the individual.

    Which little direct drive RC helicopter is best suited to you? Hopefully by the end of the review, you'll have a better idea.

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    Jan 25, 2022

    Used RC Helicopters - Choosing, risks & what's a fair price.

    Used RC Helicopters are a great way to save money in this hobby but is a used heli a good option for you? What are the risks? What should you pay?

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    Nov 20, 2021

    Build An RC Multi Position Switch DIY Video

    DIY easy analog RC Multi Switch build. I looked high and low for an RC switch that had multiple switched outputs controlled by a single proportional RC channel. I couldn't find bugger all!

    Are my search engine skills that bad, or does a device like this simply not exist?

    I found lots of multi switched relay modules for Arduino micro controllers.

    I found lots of multi switched relay modules with their own IR or RF simple button activators.

    I found a couple dual relay output RC switches, but I needed more switched outputs than just two.

    What to do? Build your own using a servo and common 12 position rotary switch. It's that basic. Simple often works best :)

    So, if you need a multiple position switched output controlled by a single RC channel for your radio controlled project - you my find this analog DIY RC switch build a workable solution.

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    Nov 13, 2021

    RC Helicopter Stabilization Explained Video

    I've been getting lots of RC Helicopter stabilization questions lately.

    Basic questions such as what is self level mode vs. 3D mode, what is 6G, how to know what stabilization mode you are in & how to set them up.

    Also many questions about which RC helicopter stabilization mode is best to learn on and why.

    If you have such questions or just want to know more about RC helicopter stabilization, I cover these questions and others in this video with some flight demos to help explain it better.

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