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Making a Smart Plane with iNav – Article #5

In the previous articles we’ve covered what iNav is and what it can do for a fixed wing pilot and we’ve also covered how to wire everything up and flashed the software onto the flight controller and set that up ready for the first flight too. So, let’s look at how we can finally get to the field and fly the newly upgraded model and test all of the modes, including GPS safely...

Finding your lost model using RSSI

Recently during a flying day I had a tricky flight with a small very fast model in windy conditions, I struggled to establish orientation in the poor light so had no choice but to ditch the model. My flying buddy has never seen this method of finding a ‘lost’ model beforeso I’m documenting it here for all of us pilots..

OpenTX 2.2 - What’s the big deal?

OpenTX was finally released at the end of May. This was after many months spent working on the last of the bugs and additions to the software by the development team and testers. In this article I’ll take a look at what’s new and why upgrading to OpenTX 2.2 may be for you..

Making a Smart Plane - Part 4

Using a $20 flight controller and a $20 GPS unit we can create a ‘smart’ model that will rival some of the systems costing 10 times as much. In this article we will continue to look at the technology and this time cover the setup steps for your fixed wing model. In this article we will setup the iNav software, calibrate the flight controller and control surface movement and get ready for the next steps...

Model Aircraft Maintenance 

Model RC Aircraft are subject to punishing extremes that can take a toll on a model on the components. In this article we discuss maintenance and more importantly the safety aspect.  
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2016 Australian Drone Nationals

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NEW: Turnigy Evolution Radio

Everyone wants to know more about the Turnigy Evolution! Since it's debut at the US Drone Nationals in 2016 it has created buzz like no other radio before it. It's a bridge between the world of online gaming and real world drone racing. Read on for a detailed review of it's performance.
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