The CAN-AM RC Tank Club is a group of remote control tank enthusiasts that meet together to run our tanks on a miniature battlefield and conduct simulated battles using Infrared combat systems.
 
CalendarLog inHomeRegisterGalleryFAQ
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» My next project - Asiatam FAMO
Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeby Jarlath Today at 12:29 am

» Battleday Sep 21, 2019
Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeby hachleopard2 Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:23 pm

» Clark's Recoil Kit
Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeby Jarlath Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:04 pm

» Grease and Gears!
Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeby Strato50 Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:50 pm

» Battle Weekend Sept. 6-7-8 Are you in???
Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeby treemagnet Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:15 pm

» Tanker of the Year Points Standings 2019
Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeby Strato50 Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:29 am

» Christian Ludwig Fire
Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeby knispel Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:21 am

» The Japanese Tiger Tank
Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeby Negaduck Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:09 pm

» Full Scale Plastic Tiger I
Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeby Strato50 Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:30 pm

Top posting users this month
Jarlath
Drone Racing!!!! I_vote_lcapDrone Racing!!!! I_voting_barDrone Racing!!!! I_vote_rcap 
knispel
Drone Racing!!!! I_vote_lcapDrone Racing!!!! I_voting_barDrone Racing!!!! I_vote_rcap 
MikeC
Drone Racing!!!! I_vote_lcapDrone Racing!!!! I_voting_barDrone Racing!!!! I_vote_rcap 
Airbrushler
Drone Racing!!!! I_vote_lcapDrone Racing!!!! I_voting_barDrone Racing!!!! I_vote_rcap 
Shoveler74
Drone Racing!!!! I_vote_lcapDrone Racing!!!! I_voting_barDrone Racing!!!! I_vote_rcap 
dgsselkirk
Drone Racing!!!! I_vote_lcapDrone Racing!!!! I_voting_barDrone Racing!!!! I_vote_rcap 
Strato50
Drone Racing!!!! I_vote_lcapDrone Racing!!!! I_voting_barDrone Racing!!!! I_vote_rcap 
Negaduck
Drone Racing!!!! I_vote_lcapDrone Racing!!!! I_voting_barDrone Racing!!!! I_vote_rcap 
Stince
Drone Racing!!!! I_vote_lcapDrone Racing!!!! I_voting_barDrone Racing!!!! I_vote_rcap 
kaptain Jack
Drone Racing!!!! I_vote_lcapDrone Racing!!!! I_voting_barDrone Racing!!!! I_vote_rcap 

Share
 

 Drone Racing!!!!

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
Stince
General
General
Stince

Posts : 2279
Join date : 2012-03-21
Age : 45
Location : Windsor, Ontario

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSat Oct 18, 2014 7:54 pm

Okay, I know it's not tank related, but it is radio control related  ...... and it's cool!! Very Happy 

I think I for another hobby to get into.  Basically they are small flying drones with FPV cameras on them racing though a wooden courses. 




Kinda reminds you a scene from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. 

Drone Racing!!!! Kashyyyk1

_____________________________________________
HL Panzer III   |   HL Tiger   |   HL Jagdpanther   |   HL Panther   |   Mato Sherman
Hooben Elefant   |   HL Pershing   |   HL Bergepanzer IV   |   Tamiya Leopard 1A   |   WSN T-34
HL "Golden" Pan-Tiger   |   M16 Halftrack   |   HL Panzer IV   |   Tamiya KV-1   |   Tamiya Tiger
Back to top Go down
http://can-amrctankclub.canadian-forum.com
sassgrunt
Private


Posts : 19
Join date : 2013-04-06
Age : 66
Location : Pearl City, Hawaii

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSat Oct 18, 2014 8:13 pm

That was absolutely cool!  I'm guessing that they have those glow sticks in the rear to make that colored glow?  Really neat, and it reminded me of the Star Wars movie as well.  Thank you for posting it.
Back to top Go down
Strato50
General
General
Strato50

Posts : 2035
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 34
Location : Hamilton, On

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 3:07 am

THIS IS AMAZING.

How have I not seen this before? Quick someone tell me how $$$ it is and discourage me... but that looks incredibly awesome.

_____________________________________________
Tiger I - Panzer III - Panzer IV - Chi Nu Kai -  Panther G
M4A3(76) Sherman -  T-34/85 -  M3 Grant
Back to top Go down
Airbrushler
General
General
Airbrushler

Posts : 2377
Join date : 2012-04-27
Age : 55
Location : Windsor, ON

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 3:46 am

it looks cool but tanks are cooler...lol and they don't crash

_____________________________________________
Drone Racing!!!! Soviet10
Back to top Go down
http://mdart8.wix.com/a-custom-rc-tanks  http://www.rcuniverse.c
Airbrushler
General
General
Airbrushler

Posts : 2377
Join date : 2012-04-27
Age : 55
Location : Windsor, ON

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 3:47 am

that was my attempt to stear you away from it Strato

_____________________________________________
Drone Racing!!!! Soviet10
Back to top Go down
http://mdart8.wix.com/a-custom-rc-tanks  http://www.rcuniverse.c
knispel
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
knispel

Posts : 1200
Join date : 2012-07-01
Age : 67
Location : North of Kitchener

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 10:12 am

Greg you always bring us the greatest stuff.

 Nuts ..of course I meant Derek. Sleep


Last edited by knispel on Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:51 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
http://canamtankclub.homestead.com/Member4.html
Airbrushler
General
General
Airbrushler

Posts : 2377
Join date : 2012-04-27
Age : 55
Location : Windsor, ON

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 10:36 am

it wasn't me Ed it was Derek....lol

_____________________________________________
Drone Racing!!!! Soviet10
Back to top Go down
http://mdart8.wix.com/a-custom-rc-tanks  http://www.rcuniverse.c
Negaduck
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Negaduck

Posts : 652
Join date : 2013-01-03
Age : 35
Location : Pickering Ontario

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 6:33 pm

Airbrushler wrote:
it looks cool but tanks are cooler...lol and they don't crash
you have never seen me drive a tank

the best part about these quadcopters they are cheap to build since we all have the radios for one. its the cams FPV thats the main cost once  you have everything else


_____________________________________________
I do things in the name of science but first hold my beer
Back to top Go down
Strato50
General
General
Strato50

Posts : 2035
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 34
Location : Hamilton, On

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 7:26 pm

Yea they're less expensive than I had thought... the expense comes in when you decide your stock quad isn't cool enough and you start testing different motors, ESCs, controllers.. yay!

_____________________________________________
Tiger I - Panzer III - Panzer IV - Chi Nu Kai -  Panther G
M4A3(76) Sherman -  T-34/85 -  M3 Grant
Back to top Go down
Negaduck
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Negaduck

Posts : 652
Join date : 2013-01-03
Age : 35
Location : Pickering Ontario

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 7:36 pm

i had one prise out to be $150 before shipping and i'm still on the ropes weather i should but one or not

_____________________________________________
I do things in the name of science but first hold my beer
Back to top Go down
Strato50
General
General
Strato50

Posts : 2035
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 34
Location : Hamilton, On

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 7:37 pm

Some of the models I've seen that are similar to the RACERS in that first video are in the $400-$600 range, and that's with motors ESCs a fancy flight computer and all the mounts and transmitters for FPV and high def recording.. I'm impressed with the skill it takes to fly at those speeds.

_____________________________________________
Tiger I - Panzer III - Panzer IV - Chi Nu Kai -  Panther G
M4A3(76) Sherman -  T-34/85 -  M3 Grant
Back to top Go down
Negaduck
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Negaduck

Posts : 652
Join date : 2013-01-03
Age : 35
Location : Pickering Ontario

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 8:08 pm

even with all that stuff you need to fly them with you still can put a gopro on them. i got a friend that just ordered one for about $300 from i think hobby king

_____________________________________________
I do things in the name of science but first hold my beer
Back to top Go down
Airbrushler
General
General
Airbrushler

Posts : 2377
Join date : 2012-04-27
Age : 55
Location : Windsor, ON

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 8:45 pm

Negaduck wrote:
Airbrushler wrote:
it looks cool but tanks are cooler...lol and they don't crash
you have never seen me drive a tank

the best part about these quadcopters they are cheap to build since we all have the radios for one. its the cams FPV thats the main cost once  you have everything else



i only seen you drive once sir....lol

hence the ...I can do that..........hold my beer

_____________________________________________
Drone Racing!!!! Soviet10
Back to top Go down
http://mdart8.wix.com/a-custom-rc-tanks  http://www.rcuniverse.c
Strato50
General
General
Strato50

Posts : 2035
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 34
Location : Hamilton, On

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeWed Oct 22, 2014 4:46 am

I'm putting together a bunch of parts on HobbyKing, including camera & all electronics for about $300 that'll make a quick little lightweight racer, similar to the one's in that video. The LED bars are on there too!!..

I'm reading LOTS and if you think tanks are in-depth... oh boy. These things are quite literally endlessly programmable, and the electronics are VERY impressive. $30 worth of equipment can actually fly an aircraft by GPS waypoints, has 3 axis gyros and a barometer for altitude. 

This is really cool.

_____________________________________________
Tiger I - Panzer III - Panzer IV - Chi Nu Kai -  Panther G
M4A3(76) Sherman -  T-34/85 -  M3 Grant
Back to top Go down
Stince
General
General
Stince

Posts : 2279
Join date : 2012-03-21
Age : 45
Location : Windsor, Ontario

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeWed Oct 22, 2014 9:30 am

Jordan, if you're referring to the racers in the first video, then your looking at the average price of a Tamiya tank.  The racers in the video are Porket Racer 240 with the FPV Fly Kit. The Racer in kit form is 150 euro and the camera setup is 379 euro, and still need get goggles or a monitor.

I'm interested to see what you do though, I'd like to get one too if the cost is right.

_____________________________________________
HL Panzer III   |   HL Tiger   |   HL Jagdpanther   |   HL Panther   |   Mato Sherman
Hooben Elefant   |   HL Pershing   |   HL Bergepanzer IV   |   Tamiya Leopard 1A   |   WSN T-34
HL "Golden" Pan-Tiger   |   M16 Halftrack   |   HL Panzer IV   |   Tamiya KV-1   |   Tamiya Tiger
Back to top Go down
http://can-amrctankclub.canadian-forum.com
Strato50
General
General
Strato50

Posts : 2035
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 34
Location : Hamilton, On

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeWed Oct 22, 2014 1:54 pm

Heh the fun of Hobbyking is being able to buy brushless motors for $11, Lipo for $7-10, and a plug and play HD sony FPV cam and base station receiver for $100.

The biggest expense would be FatShark goggles but those are wayyyy expensive for what they are.

_____________________________________________
Tiger I - Panzer III - Panzer IV - Chi Nu Kai -  Panther G
M4A3(76) Sherman -  T-34/85 -  M3 Grant
Back to top Go down
knispel
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
knispel

Posts : 1200
Join date : 2012-07-01
Age : 67
Location : North of Kitchener

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeWed Oct 22, 2014 6:36 pm

Strato50 wrote:
Heh the fun of Hobbyking is being able to buy brushless motors for $11, Lipo for $7-10, and a plug and play HD sony FPV cam and base station receiver for $100.

The biggest expense would be FatShark goggles but those are wayyyy expensive for what they are.
Plus they knock you on your butt  untill you get used to the FPV world.
This was a great video
Back to top Go down
http://canamtankclub.homestead.com/Member4.html
Airbrushler
General
General
Airbrushler

Posts : 2377
Join date : 2012-04-27
Age : 55
Location : Windsor, ON

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeThu Oct 23, 2014 9:52 pm

maybe we should all get one of these...LMAO



_____________________________________________
Drone Racing!!!! Soviet10
Back to top Go down
http://mdart8.wix.com/a-custom-rc-tanks  http://www.rcuniverse.c
Strato50
General
General
Strato50

Posts : 2035
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 34
Location : Hamilton, On

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeThu Oct 23, 2014 10:16 pm

I might put my order in sometime in November for a quad.

I'm learning even MORE about the new technology these things have. A little fun thing called CPPM is a system whereby the receiver sends ALL of it's signals to the electronics board via ONE standard cable. It's crazy. You can hook up 8 channels and a bunch of transmitter switches to these machines to switch between flight modes on the fly (auto-level, follow-horizon, full sport mode, etc) 

The particular board I'm looking at doesn't have fancy bits like a barometer or GPS built in but it's expandable. Hell there's a mode for ACTIVE SONAR for navigation. I'm being blown away... Very Happy

Now to establish / find a local racing club, I think I can hook a few of you in with me if that ever happens Wink

_____________________________________________
Tiger I - Panzer III - Panzer IV - Chi Nu Kai -  Panther G
M4A3(76) Sherman -  T-34/85 -  M3 Grant
Back to top Go down
Strato50
General
General
Strato50

Posts : 2035
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 34
Location : Hamilton, On

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeMon Oct 27, 2014 8:44 pm

I got my parts from HobbyKing in 3 days. Yay!

I ordered a quality carbon frame from the US so I can't assemble anything till that arrives. Paradoxically I predict several more days for that, hehe, go Hong Kong!

Parts list:

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=55241 - 12A ESC x4

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=55819 - NAZE 32 Flight Controller

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=63063 - Motors
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=63064

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=58252 - Props 2-blade
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=27904 - 3-blade

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9493 - 1.3mAh LiPo

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=46632 - DSM2/X /CPPM Reciever

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=22387 - Crazy bright LED strip (Seriously hurts my eyes)

http://www.voodooquads.com/250mm/ - Frame w/ power distribution

http://www.securitycamera2000.com/products/BOSCAM-Mini-8CH-5.8G-400mW-Wireless-FPV-Transmitter-and-Receiver-Kit.html - Video Tx/Rx (free shipping)
http://www.securitycamera2000.com/products/SMA%26-RP%252dSMA-5.8G-Circular-Polarized-Antenna-Set-Transmit-and-Receive.html - Antennas (free shipping)

http://www.securitycamera2000.com/products/RunCam-600TVL-Plastic-Housing-FPV-Camera.html - FPV Camera. I spent an hour or more watching reviews, reading and looking up compatibility and everything points to this camera as the holy grail of 250mm drones Very Happy

_____________________________________________
Tiger I - Panzer III - Panzer IV - Chi Nu Kai -  Panther G
M4A3(76) Sherman -  T-34/85 -  M3 Grant
Back to top Go down
Strato50
General
General
Strato50

Posts : 2035
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 34
Location : Hamilton, On

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeMon Oct 27, 2014 9:45 pm

...now if anyone can tell me where I can get a decent set of FPV goggles for a not-stupid price I'd be very happy.

Even the cheapest FatSharks and Flyzones seem to come as 'kits' with another Tx/Rx and all I want are the goggles to plug into a ground station.

_____________________________________________
Tiger I - Panzer III - Panzer IV - Chi Nu Kai -  Panther G
M4A3(76) Sherman -  T-34/85 -  M3 Grant
Back to top Go down
Negaduck
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Negaduck

Posts : 652
Join date : 2013-01-03
Age : 35
Location : Pickering Ontario

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeMon Oct 27, 2014 11:25 pm


_____________________________________________
I do things in the name of science but first hold my beer
Back to top Go down
Strato50
General
General
Strato50

Posts : 2035
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 34
Location : Hamilton, On

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeTue Oct 28, 2014 12:10 am

Russel I should have added "I want to look cool and not like a total dork", although everything I've read on those is good. Affordable and they WORK.


_____________________________________________
Tiger I - Panzer III - Panzer IV - Chi Nu Kai -  Panther G
M4A3(76) Sherman -  T-34/85 -  M3 Grant
Back to top Go down
Negaduck
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Negaduck

Posts : 652
Join date : 2013-01-03
Age : 35
Location : Pickering Ontario

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeTue Oct 28, 2014 7:00 pm


no one said you couldn't paint them

_____________________________________________
I do things in the name of science but first hold my beer
Back to top Go down
Stince
General
General
Stince

Posts : 2279
Join date : 2012-03-21
Age : 45
Location : Windsor, Ontario

Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeFri Oct 31, 2014 10:37 am

Hey Jordan,

Here is a pair of FPV goggles for around $140. http://www.hobbywow.com/en-hubsan-fpv-video-glasses-h510-p232009.htm
If you don't mind looking like Geordi La Forge. Very Happy
Drone Racing!!!! Geordi-La-Forge-Gets-Downgraded-to-Google-Glass-2

Here is a review on the goggles: http://fpvcentral.net/2012/08/hubsan-h510-fpv-glasses-review/


Or can make your own for $50! tongue
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-45-FPV-Goggles-for-RC-Quad-Copters-or-Planes/

_____________________________________________
HL Panzer III   |   HL Tiger   |   HL Jagdpanther   |   HL Panther   |   Mato Sherman
Hooben Elefant   |   HL Pershing   |   HL Bergepanzer IV   |   Tamiya Leopard 1A   |   WSN T-34
HL "Golden" Pan-Tiger   |   M16 Halftrack   |   HL Panzer IV   |   Tamiya KV-1   |   Tamiya Tiger
Back to top Go down
http://can-amrctankclub.canadian-forum.com
Sponsored content




Drone Racing!!!! Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 

Drone Racing!!!!

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Can-Am RC Tank Club :: Assembly Area :: General Discussion-