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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Jacobs Jun 11, 2010. 12 Replies

APMega + IMU volume

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Jacobs Jun 6, 2010. 2 Replies

Canadian UAVs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bertrand Duchiron May 31, 2010. 6 Replies


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About Me:
Still just getting into RC flying and especially interested in UAVs.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Primary interest is stabilized and predictable aerial photography, possible low end HD video.
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada

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U.S. sending Global Hawk drone to Japan

Posted on March 19, 2011 at 2:30pm 8 Comments

An RQ-4 Global Hawk, a reconnaissance drone, will be used to help survey damage to towns and industrial facilities in Japan.

(Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson) [from CNET (TM) News]…


Forum Search not working...

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 6:00pm 5 Comments

Sorry for the bad image.


Appears Searching within Forums is not working at this time...NING Support is aware of the issue.

Thanks to member Brad Barnum for reporting this.


Possible frame for ArduCrawler

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 1:27pm 8 Comments

This is only a 1/10 scale, but the suspension and wheels look pretty nice. Check out the website. I would have posted better pics, but it was too huge for the blog. $149.99



Another Skywalker...

Posted on December 9, 2010 at 10:20pm 3 Comments

Here is a link to another Skywalker platform. Looks interesting. Big? Seems to have alot of room in fuselage and cheap?…


Chris McNair, Owner - Attopilot International has 3rd and final baby! STRYKER SOLD

Posted on September 26, 2010 at 8:00am 1 Comment

From Chris's original post

"Hey guys. We just had our third and final baby!" [no this isn't it...] rj

SOLDSOLD[check it out, baby needs diapers! :)] edits by Moderator; rj…


Day 1: the Noomie [read "New Me"] LOL

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 7:45am 2 Comments

Ok, SO...Thanks to Gary for flipping the switch in my slogging grey matter...

All future Blog Posts will be about my search and acquisition of a trainer that is suitable for me. There will be no questions (from me) here...

I'm off to the forums now...

Day 1


Starting over...maybe.

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 11:41pm 16 Comments

I have stopped my Predator build and sold most of my gear, for now. Doing more research and looking to get a good basic trainer (.40 or .60 class) not sure if it will be nitro or electric yet. A 2.4 gHz radio system. And put in some simple build time and then get experience flying.

The Predator became a stalled frustrating build because I was trying too much at once, without any experience to back myself up.

I hope to get a system with at least…

Prairie Predator Build

Posted on March 10, 2008 at 4:43pm 15 Comments

I've been working on a Nitro Predator for about a month and ahalf now. I'm stalled trying to figure out some problems with an Airtronics radio system I have that doesn't want to work. Everything "seems" OK but when I hook up servos to the receiver and try to control with the TX, no luck. the servos jitter when I apply power at the receiver, but no response at all to TX commands.

am playing with adding a controllable rudder to the Predator for no other reason than the real one has… Continue

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