Open Flight Stabilizer Update

Recently I wrote up an article about how to flash the Open FlightStab software to the Orange RX RS3X. I’ve sense flashed the open source program to another standalone stabilizer and one integrated receiver/stabilizer combo. Each one was pretty easy. With the cost of the RS3X and DSM2 receiver being so low it doesn’t hurt having a couple of these around for that next “project” that comes along. How Does It Fly? Flashing the Open FlightStab is one thing, but how does it fly? Today I got a chance to fly two of my airplanes with the stabilizers. I’ve been … Continue reading

DX18 Template Editing Application

Update: SPMReader Announcement I’ve decided to go ahead and create a parser type application for SPM files. Please read more here: Announcing SPMReader I’m looking to start a new software project. I have a Spektrum DX18 2.4 GHz radio which I use to fly my model aircraft. It’s an impressive radio. One of the cool features is that you can move data files to and from the radio’s internal memory to a SD card. The idea is that you can take the file and back it up or give it to others for use as a template. Using the export/import … Continue reading

RC Aircraft

I can remember the when I fell in love with RC aircraft. My dad took me with him when he purchased a Schluter MiniBoy. I wrote a rant on RC helicopters a while back. I was upset at the time because I really wanted to take my involvement with the hobby to a higher level. The fact that I failed at the beginning was wearing on me. I got my 450 clone and started looking at what I needed to do in order to make it flight ready. My first pass found that the gear drive for the belt system to the tail … Continue reading

RC Helicopters

TREX 450 Clone

People say that if you get a boat it’s like throwing money into a hole in the water. Others point out that if you have a pool it’s like having a concrete pond into which you throw all of your money. RC modelers basically throw their money into the air and it never comes back. What Goes Up… So it all started when I was about 5… Well, my dad bought a MiniBoy RC helicopter when I was a kid. I remember it being awesome. It actually looks surprising a lot like this one: Years later I got him a … Continue reading