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AKK CA20 camera and TS5828 VTX

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Let's try something new.

I just got AKK CA20 camera and TS5823 VTX at a unbelievable price (camera is 20$ and VTX 10$).



My expectations for such low cost camera was not big, but this little thing surprised me with OSD and bunch of features (some of them I still do not understand well). 
With the camera you also receive a bunch of connecting cables and one with small controller for setting the camera features (a lot of them)-

Manual is really basic, and that is the only minus for this product. I would love to see better manual with explanation of all features that camera provides.

Lightweight camera (12.4 grams only) can operate from 5V up to 22V (so you can take power even from your receiver) and has an excellent picture and nice colors .
It is 600 TVL NTSC standard and manufacturer claims that there is 1/3" SONY SUPER HAD II CCD,Nextchip 2040 DSP in it.
According to quality of picture, it sure is.

Link to product:
http://www.akktek.com/akk-ca20-600tvl-2-8mm-120-degree-high-picture-qu…

How to cover foam airplane with standard covering film

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I have heard that people are using standard balsa covering film to cover foamies and I had to try it.
And it really is very good solution. Gives the model some stiffness and if you use different colours, you don't have to paint it.
I don't have modellers covering iron, but use standard iron that every house has. Just be sure to set it to synthetic, which is approximate temperature good for covering depron and balsa parts.
But I suggest you to test first on some scrap piece of foam. Temperature too high will melt depron and foam and shrink covering film too much.
Usually I cover only control surfaces with covering film, and sometimes whole airplane.

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How to setup dual ailerons and flaperons with Spektrum DX6 DX7 DX8 DX9 DX18 radio

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Easy setting up ailerons in three different ways with Spektrum radio explained. Each way depends on your airplane setup and each way has its own pluses and minuses.
If you get stuck, just ask in comments and I will respond as soon as I can.
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Spektrum DX6 DX7 DX8 DX9 DX18 elevon setup / delta wing setup

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Setting up a delta or elevon mixing on Spektrum radios are very easy. It can be confused where to use ELEVON or ELEVON-B mixing, and this video describes the case on how to setup Spektrum DX6 DX7 DX8 DX9 DX18 elevon mixing.
If you can't get proper control surface movement by ether of 2 elevon mixings, just switch servo connections on receiver and try this procedure again.
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OrangeRx R1220XLR Review Part 2

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OrangeRx R1220XLR 12Ch 2.4GHz DSM2/DSMX Compatible Long Range Rx w/Sat, Div Ant, F/Safe & S.Bus and telemetry from HobbyKing flight review.

Finally flight test of new Orange receiver. I was skeptic because with V1 and V2 receivers I didn't have good telemetry range, but with this one everything works fine.

Now HobbyKing, make those Long Range receivers in 6 ch, 7 ch, 8 ch and 9 ch versions, please.

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