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Oct 18

SimonK ESC firmware

Posted by Mark Spencer    Categories:

Multi-rotors scene witnessed boom in popularity in last several years welcoming seasoned RC enthusiasts as well as professionals seeking for steady filming platforms. RC industry is lazy in response to the market demands and in the first years we've witnessed bunch of pioneering work in the field. Usually electronics used were not actually designed for the purpose of multi-copter flight and some of the interesting modifications were made, such as the work on Open Source Firmware of ATmega-based brushless ESCs by Simon Kirby, or widely known as SimonK firmware for multi-copter ESCs. So what are SimonK firmware advantages?

Oct 18

Turnigy USB linker

Posted by Mark Spencer    Categories:

Turnigy USB linker is hardware needed to flash your AquaStar/Super Brain ESC series. Today I'm going to show you how to use the Turnigy USB Linker to update your ESC's with the bootloader enabled.

Oct 11

Mobius Camera Review

Posted by Mark Spencer    Categories:

Recording great scenery from your RC model, weather you are soaring high above or skimming the tree tops, is one of the things all RC enthusiast love. Mobius Camera moves it one step up with great video quality, excellent form factor and weight and all that at the great price. Do we have a winner here?

Oct 03

TrackStar SEG 21

Posted by Mark Spencer    Categories:

Altough advertised as "huge power glow engine" for 1/8 off road vehicle, a bit overstated as is the case with most of other China manufacturers and sellers, TrackStar SEG 21 is better categorized as good value for money.

Sep 29

OrangeRx DSMX3 Spektrum Compatible DSMX

Posted by Mark Spencer    Categories:

Most of us, if not all, know how top brand companies selling radio control equipment earn top dollar. They sell us great transmitter a bit overpriced and than put insane price tags on the receivers.
Orange RX is already here for a while, with good community feedback,  offering solution by reverse engineering protocols and offering good quality product for much less.