Respect and Admiration
With Covid-19 creating havoc throughout the world, I wanted to take a moment to offer my respect and admiration to first responders, medical personnel, retail personnel (grocery/pharmacy/gas station), food producers, truckers, production line workers, delivery service personnel, energy and utility personnel, military/national guard personnel, government workers and officials, undertakers, and ALL other critical services personnel who are going to work every day in the face of this disaster in order to continue providing services to the rest of us.
I would especially like to thank the nurses, doctors, paramedics, EMTs, and all other front line medical support personnel. You are in the trenches, you are standing up in the face of live fire, and you are battling back. Stay strong. This battle would be lost without you.
Thank You. R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
With Covid-19 changing our world, Florida has issued a stay-at-home order and our flying field is closed. As such, my ability to post flight videos is restricted until the stay-at-home order is lifted. With these constraints, I will continue to publish workbench and first look videos to the best of my ability.
Please keep an eye on the channel and if you’re new to RC Video Reviews, this would be a great time for you to view a substantial library of videos I’ve posted over the years to get up-to-speed on my background in RC.
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This is the http://rcvideoreviews.com tour of the Castle Creations Cast Link Software and the USB linker you need to interface with Castle products. While I'm no expert on Castle ESC's (I only own one) I do know a thing or two about software and I'm hear to tell you the software interface and data log graphing tool is really really good--and free! You may not need an elaborate suite of capabilities for all of your planes, but watch this video and tell me you can't see a use case for this capability on your nice planes or to help you sort out and dial-in your power design. The graphing capability on power alone is a game changer. T-Shirts: https://teespring.com/stores/rcvideoreviews RCVR Amazon Basics List Solder Station Heavy Duty Helping Hands: https://amzn.to/32WInJN ToolkitRC WM150 Watt Meter https://amzn.to/2A13Ogu Generic Watt Meter https://amzn.to/377epmg KaCallap LiPo Discharger https://amzn.to/3khIAxk 10 Pack XT60 Connectors with shrink tube: https://amzn.to/2zVBWdB 50 Pack 3.5mm Bullet Connectors: https://amzn.to/3dw8pot 10 Pack 300mm Servo Extensions: https://amzn.to/3dVBRoi Heat Shrink Tubing: https://amzn.to/3ezjIxB ZTW 10a peak/6a cont BEC 6v/5.5v/5v: https://amzn.to/2ZdAA6S ZTW 40a ESC with XT60 Installed: https://amzn.to/3fPu2ll ZTW 60a ESC with XT60 Installed: https://amzn.to/2CqrNGH ZTW 80a ESC with XT60 Installed: https://amzn.to/2ZLIUuS ZTW Programming Card: https://amzn.to/2BuHZqb MG90s 9g Servo 5 Pack: https://amzn.to/315Kmuh ISDT LiPo Balance Checker: https://amzn.to/2Z0HOee Generic LiPo Balance Checker: https://amzn.to/3drCO7B FrSky S6R Rx with Stabilizer: https://amzn.to/320IrHU
2020 Our Hobby is in Serious Danger
Hopefully you are aware of what’s happening inside the FAA regarding Drone ID and the resulting impacts to our hobby. If not, you should watch this video and then keep reading.
Now that the comment period is over, we need to be prepared for what’s next. In this article I put together a forecast of what I believe will happen based on information I’ve gathered from various news and information sources.
IMPORTANT: Just because the comment period is over does not mean you can no longer exercise your rights as a citizen to keep working against the FAAs plan to decimate RC. You can and should start communicating with your congressional representatives if you haven’t done so already. You have two senators and a house rep. TELL THEM what you think. Write letters, call their offices, send e-mail, send faxes. I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to get involved and be heard if you want this hobby to survive and be available to your children and grandchildren.