Monday, March 14, 2011

Review Hobbyking TX glove and universal heater

Since we still have cold wheather the transmitter glove and universal heater from Hobbyking is a must for addicted flyers.

There is really not much to say about the glove itself. Most transmitters will fit since it is quite big.

Universal heater before unboxing.

Neatly packed.

Instructions on the bottom side of the box, no manual inside needed.

Control unit with wires and plugs.

Heat pads before installation.

Control unit after changing connectors to a T-plug instead.

Check out the short film we made on these products.

Be aware, this thing can get really hot! The range is from 30-80 degrees celsius which probably could cause serious burns. We flew in -7 degrees with 8 m/s winds and it was almost impossible to fly more than a couple of minutes not using the glove/heater combo. We power the heater with a 3S Turnigy LiPo, 1300mAh which lasts for one flight.

Products used in this review:
- Hobbyking Transmitter Glove
- Hobbyking Universal heater
- T-plug
- Turnigy 1300mAh 3S 30C Lipo Pack

Monday, March 7, 2011

High Density LED Flexible Strip Landing Lights - Parkfun Fusion

Fitted flexible strip LED lights to my wings and tail as landing/visibility lighting and also the Lumifly Lighting system as navigation lights. All from Hobbyking.

Parts we used:
Turnigy High Density R/C LED Flexible Strip-White
Lumifly Lighting system FAA Configurable

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Product test - HXT9610 Metal gear retract servo

We recently installed the HXT9610 Metal gear retract servo from Hobbyking in our Kyosho Focke Wulf FW-190. It runs really smooth and works great. Check out the short clip.

We will post a full review later this spring.

Parts we used:
Hobbyking HXT9610 Low profile metal gear retract servo
Kyosho SQS Warbird Series Focke Wulf FW-190 50EP

Snow flying with skis - Parkfun Fusion

Flying the modified Parkfun Fusion on a nice winter day. Strong 10 m/s (22 mph) winds was nothing for the gyro-stabilized plane. Skis from Hobbyking adding wheight of almost 200 grams.

Parts we used: