RC Tech.se's Blog (18)

HK Quanum i8 dissected

I just got my i8 and wanted to share what is inside the black box. only 4 screws on the back to remove. A GD32F130 is running the show and there is a Silabs SI2102 on…


Added by RC Tech.se on December 16, 2015 at 11:20am — 16 Comments

50 shades of grey (and 11 other palettes...)

We are about to release an application for the Lepton with the Raspberry Pi. We are currently using it with the Pure Engineering breakout board but have a custom "shield" or "hat" with RC receiver input and additional features in the works.…


Added by RC Tech.se on April 10, 2015 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Iris Plus

This new kid on the block was spotted here: …


Added by RC Tech.se on August 24, 2014 at 4:00am — 11 Comments

Hip to be square

So you think the Pixhawk case is too curvy for you? Get a new one from China for 5 bucks!

Added by RC Tech.se on March 4, 2014 at 4:00am — 16 Comments

APM Planner 2.0 RC2 on Raspberry Pi

I just managed to get APM Planner RC2 running on my Raspberry Pi. I have not tested connecting to an APM yet but clicking around in the interface is much more responsive than i ever thought it would be.

Here are a brief instruction:

  • Raspberry Pi with 32 GB SD card loaded with Raspian
  • Added a 4 GB swap per the instructions here:…

Added by RC Tech.se on January 28, 2014 at 4:00am — 33 Comments

RC/FPV mod for DJI Phantom

Pimping/modding your Phantom seems to be popular. Here is the latest offering from our friends at goodluckbuy:…


Added by RC Tech.se on December 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

The Techpod featured in leading hobby magazine

Hi all,

The Techpod and Arudupilot has been prominently featured in the leading nordic hobby magazine "Allt om Hobby" in a three part series on FPV and autonomous flying.

This second part has a nice build log and part three will feature how integrate the  APM into the airframe.…


Added by RC Tech.se on November 12, 2013 at 1:03am — 13 Comments

European Techpods in stock now

There is also good news for everybody living in EU. We just got a massive load of Techpod kits and everyone is welcome to come by and get one!

Added by RC Tech.se on June 4, 2013 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Stuck in the mud?

Hard landings with my 3DR quad always puts it firmly 3 inches into the ground, splitting the legs up and destroying the nylon spacers.

I created these very simple bumpers so i don't have to dig up my quad anymore:…


Added by RC Tech.se on February 6, 2013 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

The perfect match for the new ublox LEA-6H maybe...

Found this on Goodluckbuy.com priced at USD 119 shipping included.
Sure looks familiar to me and with no GPS it is a good fit for the new 3D Robotics product: u-blox LEA-6H GPS.…


Added by RC Tech.se on July 6, 2012 at 12:11pm — 17 Comments

The search for the holy grail..eh bowl

After scouring most of the shops in my area for a cover/box/hat for my 3DR Quad I found the Orthex 140 0,75 liter kitchen bowl.

The fitting is so good it almost brings tears to my eyes.

It sits on the bottom plate just outside the nut…


Added by RC Tech.se on February 28, 2012 at 1:42am — 11 Comments

Teaser from Hobby King

Just spotted this teaser on their Twitter stream. Does any anyone have more info on this one?

Added by RC Tech.se on October 28, 2011 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Multiplex Easystar II just spotted

Coming in December

Was ist neu?

• Kräftiger Brushless Motor, 3fache Leistung gegenüber EasyStar I

• Klapppropeller für weniger Luftwiderstand im Segelflug

• Leicht abnehmbares Höhenleitwerk für einfachen…

Added by RC Tech.se on October 22, 2011 at 11:00am — 16 Comments

Shame on you, Servo !!!


After almost at year with a strange servo jitter that was taking all the fun out of my UAV hobby i finally found the source. A bad servo.


The jitter was intermittent and made and erratic +- 5 mm throws on the elevator or rudder even when i tried flying  in "manual mode".


The little bastard finally decided show its real face today…


Added by RC Tech.se on April 14, 2011 at 12:18am — 13 Comments

Easy Star Bathtub mod :-)

Here is my quick mod to make it easier to fill up my Easy Star with all the gear. The lid will be held in place with 6 pair of magnets glued to the fuselage. I did the prototype with 3 mm balsa but the next version will be in 2 mm ply. I will probably make a box on…


Added by RC Tech.se on March 29, 2011 at 1:42pm — 22 Comments

Testing the IMU

Here i have the APM and IMU Shield set up for testing the GPS. I put a small piece of doublesided tape on the GPS antenna and stuck it to the window. After a few minutes of warming up, the GPS started receiving data.

The thingy hanging down the vent is the airspeed controller.

APM is powered by the 5V adapter.…


Added by RC Tech.se on September 29, 2010 at 5:21am — 8 Comments

Testing my APM

So i finally got my brown bag from Sparkfun. I soldered all the pins, downloaded and installed the Arduino software from here: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

I wanted to try the test programs from this page: http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/Programming…


Added by RC Tech.se on September 27, 2010 at 6:06am — 1 Comment

Building my UAV

Here is my log on my attempts on building my own drone.

I am going to post just about everything i do and perhaps other can learn from my mistakes :o)

Feel free to comment my work.


I am planning to use 2 Easystars. one for RC training and one for the real…


Added by RC Tech.se on September 27, 2010 at 1:30am — 11 Comments

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