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May 23

Cordless drill conversion to LiPo power

Posted by Mark Spencer    Categories:

You are about to finish your project, reaching out for your trusty cordless drill just to find out that the battery is empty, &$*!@!$. We all know this happens just too often. Batteries used in cordless drills are usually of Ni-Cd chemistry which has high self-discharge rate. This means that chemical reaction inside the battery is reducing it's charge without any connection between the electrodes, just by sitting on the shelf. Ni-Cd are especially prone to this losing it's charge pretty quickly. Another problem is that these batteries are usually of low quality with low number of possible charging cycles.

Apr 04

Turnigy 5017 620kv

Posted by Mark Spencer    Categories:

If you are looking for efficient, good looking multi-rotor motors specifically designed for multi-rotor application, Turnigy 5017 620kv might be the one for you.

Apr 02

Turnigy Lipo Chargers

Posted by Mark Spencer    Categories:

You need a decent charger that can charge all your batteries including LiPo, LiFe, NiMh, NiCd? If you are in RC world in last few years, it would be impossible to miss one brand know for it's large products portfolio and "best bang for the buck" philosophy, Turnigy.

Mar 30

TGY-306G-HV

Posted by Mark Spencer    Categories:

There surely are cheaper alternatives but TGY-306G-HV is good "bang for the buck". Thanks to it's dimensions it's usually used as drop in replacement for cheap Orange servos and it surely is an upgrade in terms of quality.

Feb 22

Taranis Battery

Posted by Mark Spencer    Categories:

New Taranis RC transmitter from FrSky is maybe todays best bang for the buck, but why on earth did they design it for obsolete NiMh battery packs. Taranis battery that comes with transmitter is only 800mAh and since it's NiMh with high self-discharge rate. This means you have to charge it every time you are planning to go to the field.

Feb 08

LiPo Battery Checker

Posted by Mark Spencer    Categories:

With LiPo batteries becoming de facto standard in this Hobby today, one of the things any RC hobbyist should always have in his toolbox is LiPo battery checker.

Oct 21

RCTimer SimonK ESC Review

Posted by Mark Spencer    Categories:

For those not so tech savy, unwilling to make connectors, solder and involve in process of flashing ESC, there is easy yet cheap route to fast response ESC's. Pre-flashed SimonK ESC's at RCTimer.

Oct 18

ImmersionRC 5.8ghz 600mw

Posted by Mark Spencer    Categories:

ImmersionRC has a reputation of premium brand in FPV world. Its 5.8Ghz 600mw video and audio transmitter is welcomed by community as nice addition to 5.8Ghz FatShark compatible range transmitter.