If you've never built a Cloud Dancer, you should quit fooling around and build one. This week's special is a laser cut short kit of the Cloud Dancer 40. It has a 60 inch wing span, and a 40 FP will give it all the performance it needs.
You get the wing ribs, wing tips, fuselage sides, doublers, fuselage formers, and nose ring.
$35 plus shipping until next Friday. Shipping is $13 in the continental USA
Posted by papadwight |
Jun 24, 2016 @ 05:07 PM | 1,604 Views
Hobbyshop calls today says we have your new plane been here over a month. But I have picked up parts 2 times this month. They asked if I asked for the plane and I said no. So I went and picked it up.
took a few pictures and tryed a little back yard flying. It flew right out my hand no dive for the ground. Once up a little seemed like it was going to fly forever. It was a lttle windy but it did good. Talk about easy I did no tricks just flying and not real fast just around the field getting much higher than my normal flight. I bind it with my Dx5 radio so I can get it up without getting to far for the radio.
Posted by Viper75 |
Jun 24, 2016 @ 05:39 PM | 1,596 Views
I am hoping that the wind will lighten up enough to maiden my new sport Cub S. The conditions were absolutely perfect for flying this morning, but ofcourse because I to go to work. My daughter and I had one of these birds previously but while my daughter was flying it , the wind picked up drastically and carried it to who knows where. But we are back in business now.
Posted by Martin Y |
Yesterday @ 07:22 PM | 1,569 Views
Built test rig on Rc car with camera and transmitter - 1990
Diy'd Transmitter and camera weighed in at 1 pound(heavy camera)
Drove around my work while watching it on TV. Very odd to do.
No video recorded
Built test rig on Rc heli - 1991
Did a few flights. Nothing great, no distance flying just hovering.
With video recordings (still have)
First test with DIY BiQuad antenna at first NAFPV meet - Aug 2010
Amazed how well it worked.
Posted by jmxp69 |
Jun 24, 2016 @ 03:57 PM | 1,564 Views
I bought an upgraded Detrum motor for my Corsair and of course the prop nut that came with the Corsair didn't work on the prop shaft I bought with the ugpraded motor (thanks for that one Dynam). While trying to force the issue--and without the proper tools (tap and die would have done it)--I managed to cross thread the nut and one of the two prop shafts.
So....while whining about it to a buddy of mine, he told me to come over and he'd make a few new ones for me. While I obviously knew about the existence of this type of machinery, I'd never seen it up close or in action. I was fascinated and just a "tad" envious my friend had access to such awesome tools.
Anyway, I put together a little video showing how he went about transforming a few lengths of aluminum stock into spares for my Dynam Warbirds. The best part is he has these "programs" saved in his mill/lathe computers and can punch out more parts anytime. While this isn't a plane review or flight video it is related to manufacturing RC parts. I just thought the process was super cool and wanted to share. Hope you like it.
Hello fellow flyer's, I have been following rcgroups for a while, now I've joined in! I fly electric models, some big, some small, mostly foamie's that's my personal choice, my favourite is the Dynam Smart, great plane now that I've increased the motor power, I play a lot with motors, lot's of power is what I like, mostly 4 cells, just the job, looking forward now to reading some interesting posts!
Posted by Arrow1969 |
Jun 24, 2016 @ 11:44 PM | 1,551 Views
Converting my DJI S900 to the new DJI A3 controller and the Matrice 600 M600 X3/X5 camera mount, the setup is a S900 E1200 Pro A3 flight controller with Lightbridge 2 and the Matrice 600 X3/X5 mount. A X5 camera is on in these photos we normally use the X5R on this setup.
This is my Hangar 9 Carbon Cub at its first float fly. It required zero additional weight with the floats on it. It is set up for 6s electric with an AXI 4130-16 motor, Castle Creations Talon 90 speed control, and APC 16x10 propeller.
It flies superbly on the 6s and performs the basic cub on floats maneuvers with plenty of authority....Continue Reading
Posted by Pukka |
Yesterday @ 12:29 AM | 1,515 Views
I’ve been to this park numerous times and never thought of flying it. Busy with the usual summer activities, joggers, and dog walkers, this day was different. With one parked car and no one around could this be my moment? Well…two (3 minutes) flights later that moment has passed.
Posted by JC Quads |
Jun 24, 2016 @ 10:53 PM | 1,515 Views
I never even though RC Wings could do Touch-and-Go's, until I proved myself wrong in this video.
This was just a nice, sunny afternoon flight which turned into me trying to do touch-and-gos, and with a few failed attempts, I finally did one!
I've noticed this book previously mentioned on RC Groups and figured that I should read it and hopefully expand my knowledge of flight. I have no experience with full scale aircraft and limited experience with r/c aircraft, so, there's room for improvement.
Speaking for myself, whenever I've crashed my planes, I immediately wished to be able to replay in my mind the moments leading up to the crash because I did not know or understand what happened and couldn't visualize it for the most part. Usually, the part I remember is the plane heading straight for the ground while my right thumb is frantically pulling back on the elevator control. Too low and too late.
I wish that I would have read "Stick and Rudder" by Wolfgang Langewiesche sooner. I have not yet finished it but I feel that I already understand so much more about how and why planes fly. Part One explains how a wing is flown and explains lift and buoyancy. Those are stall reducing lessons and would have helped me immensely.
I bought the book used online and it is in like-new condition. The copyright date is 1944. I'm surprised because the book is easy to read and the language does not seem at all dated. The tone is conversational and the explanations are easy to process.
I'm looking forward to a time when I no longer think about crashes but instead enjoy pushing my r/c flying skills further along.
Has anyone else read Stick and Rudder? What is your opinion?