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Articles from Tony

  1. Spektrum Wireless Simulator Dongle

    This is something that I have been waiting for for a very long time. An actual Spektrum brand wireless simulator USB dongle.

    Key Features

    Wirelessly connects a DSM2/DSMX Spektrum Transmitter to your PC or Mobile Device as a USB Gamepad
    Integrated bind button
    No additional drivers or additional software required for PC
    Compatible with Android devices with a USB OTG adapter

    Wirelessly connect your Spektrum DSM2/DSMX radio to your computer to use with your favorite simulator. Does...
  2. Learn How To Fly W/ The Rc-help Trainer. Build & Fly Guide

    When you are first starting to get into this hobby, you have a LOT of questions that need answers. One of which is "How do I get into this hobby without breaking the bank?". That is what I'm here to answer for you.

    In this article I will show you how to download the FREE PDF Rc-Help Trainer plans, print them out, tape them together, cut out the foam board and glue everything together. Once that is done, I will show you how to install all of the electronics to get this bird in the air. I...
  3. Dual Rates (d/r) & Exponential (expo) Explained

    Hey everyone. There is information out there about D/R and Expo that is just flat out WRONG! I know a few that call themselves "Guru's" that have it totally wrong. Well, I want to help make it right. In the video below, you will hear, and see me explain how D/R and Expo work, and why you should use it. I draw out, and explain how positive (+) and negative Expo affect the servos, and why you don't want to use negative in the Spektrum DX6i. I'm sure other Transmitters are like this one, but I...
  4. P.i.d. Tuning Explained

    In this article, I'm hoping to explain what PID is, what it is used for and how to tune it. PID has become a way of life for the RC Industry, especially with quadcopters. So what is PID?

    First, lets break it down into each letter...
    P - Proportional (Kp). This is the gain that corrects what has already happened. Using a quad as an example, lets say the quad is at a 45º angle, and it wants an angle of 0º or flat. The Proportional gain is going to sense thequad is located at 45º and is going...
  5. ⚠️ Cold Solder Joints⚠️ Catch Them Before They Crash You

    If there is one thing that can ruin your day faster than anything, it's when a cold solder joint decides to finally come apart resulting in a crash! Always double check the factories soldered connections before it ends up costing you money!
  6. R/c Dictionary

    Every day in the RC world, we use different terms that you may or may not know. We are working on helping you better understand these terms by providing you with a dictionary will all of the terms that we use. If there is something missing, just let us know and we will add it. Just click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page and send us an email. When you send your email, please include your definition of the word or abbreviation.

    2.4GHz - a.k.a. Spread Spectrum. The newest...
  7. 3gx Firmware Downloads

    Here are the 4 most popular firmware versions for the Align 3GX Gyro. Right click, and select "Save Target As".

    Align 3GX V1.2

    Align 3GX V2.1

    Align 3GX V3.1

    Align 3GX V4.0

    Align 3GX V5.0
  8. Simulators & Why You Need One

    Everyone that has been in this hobby for a while already knows the benefits of having a simulator. But for those that are new to the hobby, justifying spending $150+ on what some consider a game is quite hard to do. Well I'm here to tell you, that $150 investment will pay for itself, very quickly!

    The two hottest Simulators out there right now are Phoenix and RealFlight. I prefer Phoenix because you get lifetime updates compared to RealFlight where you have to purchase updates. We are not...
  9. ⚡cheap 12 Volt Power Supply For Dc Only Chargers

    Sometimes the most simple solutions are over looked. That is exactly what happened to me when I only needed to charge a single small battery. In this video, I show you my solution to this little issue!
  10. ✅10 Piece Tool Kit Perfect For Beginners In The Hobby✅

    10 piece Tool Kit - 10 in 1 Set Repairing Tools Kit Box Hex Screwdriver Cutter Pliers For RC Models
    Black 7pcs Driver Set - 7pcs 1.5/2/2.5/3/4/5.5mm Hexagonal Screwdriver Tool Set For RC Model
    Gold Awesome HSS Hex Drivers - 4PCS HSS Titanium Black Hex Screw Driver Repairing Hand Tool H1.5/2.0/2.5/3.0

    A good tool kit can make this hobby much more enjoyable. I remember starting out with those little plastic handle allen drivers or worse yet, the L shape drivers. Investing in my first tool set...
  11. Furibee Darkmax Betaflight Setup

    Betaflight Setup has to be the easiest setup you can do on a quad. Unless of course you really dive into it. In this video, I go through what I have done in setting this DarkMax quad up. I had some video issues and had to piece this together over about 3 days just to make a video. If enough request it, I will make a new video going in depth on the complete setup of the quad. Just let me know.
  12. Dynam E-razor & Spektrum Dx6i Full Setup Guide

    Hello everyone, I thought that I would make a video, that from start to finish, explains what you need to do in order to get a heli up in the air.

    In this video, I started with my Dynam E-Razor 450 RTF with the FM radio. It's just me, but I don't like FM, but it was the only thing they had at the time when I purchased this heli. So, what better platform to test this on, right?

    I started with taking the old Rx out of the heli, and plugging in all of the servos into the new Rx. In the...
  13. Ikon 2 Dx9 Basic Setup #rchbacktobasics #keeprchelisalive

    Setting up a transmitter to it is ready for the Ikon 2 is quite easy. It sounds complicated, but once you do it a couple times it becomes second nature.

    In this video, I walk you through, step by step, in how to setup the Spektrum DX9 Transmitter so it is ready to bind to the new Ikon 2!

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  14. Goblin Build Pt 1 Unboxing

    It Has Begun!!!

    The build of the Goblin 380 has begun. For those that do not know, this helicopter was donated to Rc-Help by Syndicate on YouTube. I have tried to get him to sign up on here, but at this time, he has not done so yet. I'm still trying lol.

    This helicopter is being built by the members of Rc-Help and we have 6 people who have supported this build, not including myself. This build is split up into parts to reflect each segment of the build per the manual.

    In this video, I...
  15. Odrvm Action Camera Review Sj7000 Go Pro Clone

    This little action camera from ODRVM is not bad for the price. 1080 videos at 30 frames per second with the option of 720 at 60 frames. The menu system is very familiar since it is using the SJ7000 camera firmware. But whatever you do, do NOT try to update this camera. You will brick it.

    Get this camera by clicking this link - Amazon.com : WIFI Action Camera Waterproof 2.0-Inch Diving 30M 170 Degree Wide Angle Underwater Camera With 2PCS Battery for Biking, Racing, Skiing, Motocross And...