Posted by Jack Crossfire | Sep 27, 2016 @ 09:29 PM | 7,978 Views
Must concede, the 1st time the BFR appeared on the monitor was a bit of a letdown. It seemed too unreal to ever achieve. It went against everything in the Andy Weir book. The size was completely nonsensical. Just when the ship was supposed to stop at an orbiting outpost, the ship kept going, all the way from the launch pad to Mars. Was this nonsense what Musk worked on for the last 2 years?

The internet expected something more realistic, a 3 cored rocket of incrementally more power than the Saturn V, but not 4x more powerful. Things went downhill when the 42 engines all randomly stuffed under the booster appeared. It looked more like throwing the kitchen sink at a problem than rational calculations.

Then Iron Man showed up with a moustache resembling Howard Hughes. He assuaged some fears by stating the video was based on CAD models & there was enough room for BFR facilities to coexist with the current Falcon 9 facilities on LC-39. He already built a full size oxygen tank for the 2nd stage, in addition to firing an engine which seemed to be the full size engine. We all hope today's speech goes down as a Kennedy moment, where we all remember where we were when it happened & quote the lines for all eternity.

The spartan black & white graphics brought back memories of the Saturn V diagrams from the good old days. That made it look a little more legit. Nothing that detailed was released for the Falcon 9. Delta IV & Atlas V diagrams were always...Continue Reading
Posted by FeiJi | Sep 27, 2016 @ 09:54 PM | 7,728 Views
I just learned something I should have learned when I first started flying rc planes - turn on the TX first before powering up the RX. I just got a no-name ESC that when I plugged the battery into the RX and then turned on the TX, the motor started spinning full speed and the throttle would not shut it off.
Fortunately I was testing the motor without a prop so no damage done.
From now on I will turn my TX on first and turn it off last.
Posted by FPV.Model | Sep 27, 2016 @ 09:58 PM | 7,693 Views
FPV Model is happy to introduce the new KL200RACE racing quad airframe. It is now available in stock and ready to ship.

Frame kit:

The KL200RACE is built for FPV racing. It features a light-weight, symmetrical carbon fiber body. The frame has been stripped down to the bare essentials yet maintain the strength and durability. The weight is only 82 grams including the PDB and included hardwares.

Specs & Features

4.0mm Main Frame
2.0mm Top Frame
Aluminum Anodized & Stainless Steel Hardware
Light Shell with SMA Holder Combo
GoPro Mount
82 Grams only (Including Frame, PDB and Hardwares)

...Continue Reading
Posted by JetMang | Sep 27, 2016 @ 02:53 PM | 7,093 Views
This is a vid I took a while back of a Robart P-47 at Prado Airpark in So Cal. Owned and flown by Doug Anderson, he flies this thing about as smooth as it gets!

Robart RC P-47 Thunderbolt Flight at PVMAC (3 min 1 sec)

Posted by Felipe Garcia | Sep 27, 2016 @ 02:45 PM | 7,073 Views
Posted by ebolton92 | Sep 26, 2016 @ 10:52 PM | 7,040 Views
1s umx light kits are now available!!

This kit plugs into and is powered from the gear/ch5 on the brick.
There is no rx controlled on/off operation (LIGHTS ARE ALWAYS ON).

The kit has
1 white landing light
1 green light
1 red light
2 strobe lights
1 dual function tail light

Price is $22.95 + S/H

A micro on/off switch is available which can be mounted in the battery compartment allowing the lights to be turned off when they are not needed. Additional $1 for micro switch.

Please message me here to place an order as I do not currently have a website.
Posted by aben71 | Sep 27, 2016 @ 08:37 PM | 7,007 Views
Got home today to see the Ideafly Grasshoper F210 was here!I did a quick unboxing and inspection to be sure all was there ,charged it up ,did a test of the controls then put the props on and out I went!!Yeah I have been looking forward to checking out this quadcopter and I have done no tuning to anything in this video ,this is right out of the box.It had a couple glitches but seemed to settle down as I flew it around,can use some tuning here and there but I think this quadcopter has a bunch of potential.I will have a more detailed review soon to come I was just very excited to get right out and fly this wild grasshopper,can't wait to to a couple adjustments and get out for another flight and also a FPV flight

Ideafly Grasshopper F210 Racing Quadcopter Sneak Peek And Test Flight (14 min 33 sec)

You can find the Ideafly Grasshopper F210 here :

And here is a coupon code you can use : rc15off
Posted by sparrow1 | Sep 26, 2016 @ 11:10 PM | 7,005 Views
My second package finally arrived today here's everything layed out can't wait to start my build/log tomorrow.
Posted by MidAmericaMR | Sep 26, 2016 @ 07:49 PM | 6,935 Views
A few more items have been added to the site;
Foxeer PDB
5cm Right Angle SMA Jack Extension Cable
10cm SMA Plug to SMA Jack Extension Cable
Foxeer Replacement cable for VTX

Order 6 or more packs of props and get two rubberized battery straps for free.

Items on the way are as follows;
Lipo Battery Voltage Testers
BLheli 20amp and 30amp ESCs
BLheliS 20amp and 30amp ESCs
Yellow, Black, and Blue XT-60 Connectors (male and female)
FPV LC Power Filters
5V Electromagnetic Active Buzzers
Posted by Hansondiandian | Sep 27, 2016 @ 03:21 PM | 6,934 Views
Howdy y'all! I'm currently modifying a 8-year-old balsa trainer called "Superstar EP" by Hobbico into a brushless-powered high power sport aircraft. I've tested it out on the field and it flies absolutely great with a crap ton more maneuverability and power. Without further'doo, below are the current mods of the airplane.

1. 2.25" E-flite Aluminum spinner w/ custom spiral
2. 3.5" ParkZone Sport Cub tundra wheels
3. 10X6-10X8E props
4. Turnigy D3536/8, 1000kV BL motor
5. Custom nose weights (salvaged yellow Ni-Cd pack and green LiPo pack)
6. 2200-4500mAh 3S 25+C LiPo packs compatible
7. 50+mph (original setup only goes 30+mph)
8. FPV ready
9. Horizontal-lens action camera mounts
Posted by rcdronejack | Sep 25, 2016 @ 05:36 AM | 6,925 Views
As a beginner, you maybe have set a learning goal, but do not konw how to Getting Started fpv. Now 5 tips about learning to fly fpv drone like Charpu pilot share to you. Wish you become a good fpv pilot in the near future.

Who is Charpu?

Charpu is one of the best freestyle fpv pilots in the world and very famous in drone field. His tricks and aerial showmanship has earned him notoriety in the drone community.

How to learn how to fly fpv drone?

Today he in an abandoned oil refinery to get some tips on how to fly drones like a pro. 5 tips Learning to fly fpv as below.
  • Tips one: Start small fpv drone ( This was recommended by lots of fpv pilots.)
  • Tips two: Donít give up (The accuracy of action and persistence are very important.)
  • Tips three: Fly safely (safety first of course.)
  • Tips four : Build your own ( If know how to Diy quadcopter, you will know how to fix it when it crashing.)
  • Tips five: Get the shot (The opportunity for advancement.)
With this brief description, Maybe can not get the quintessence of Learning to fly fpv from Charpu, Here is video from him, after watching this you will get how to learing to fly fpv drone.

More and watch his video pls click here 5 tips about learning to fly fpv drone
Posted by DonAutogiro | Sep 27, 2016 @ 09:07 PM | 6,893 Views
Arado AR 196 (seaplane)
Esc. 1:10
wingspan: 1240 mm - 48.82 inches
All Balsa & termoform details.
CAD design & Laser cut
5 chanels

Motor: E-sky 2220/7 or Turnigy D2836/8 1100Kv
Bec:Turnigy 30A
Lipo: 1300mA 11.1V 25c
Servo: 5 Turnigy TG9e 9g / 1.5kg / 0.10sec Eco Micro Servo
Weighg approximately 520...Continue Reading
Posted by Calcifer | Sep 27, 2016 @ 01:12 PM | 6,824 Views
I am not sure what my blog is.... but here it is anyway

So, if this blog is mine and I am in charge of it... as well as getting off on rc helicopters and boats and things, I also like to fly the real thing.... I have my GA license for spam cans (fixed wing) and had my license for ultalite airplanes (flew a scout, thruster, drifter, eipper GT and MX) but it is not current.... I got sick of paying the $$ to rent planes... instead, I built my own gyrocopters and machines for other people as well. Here is a video of one of my engine failures... this gyro is a Subaru EA81 turbo, direct drive with 23' rotors and a 54" timber prop.... was good for 95 kts

This day I had just fitted a replacement engine.... cooked the old one.... but had a bit of grease on the rayjay turbo (under the sump) where the rubber pipe was with a hose clamp and after the steep climb, it blew the rubber boost pipe off the turbo.....

My friend Sam was filming... you will notice the camera wobble as I was descending... Sam thought I was going to drive it into the ground... but actually, there was a fence below my feet when the motor stopped, if I went over the fence and landed, it would have been hard to get the gyro back this side of the fence to take it home on the trailer.... so I was determined to land this side of the fence....

So, I just aimed it at the ground and flared at the bottom for a nice smooth landing

I put the boost pipe back on and was able to keep flying that day.

I am happy for anyone to talk about any flying in here... rc flying or real flying.... I am also interested in cars, motorbikes.... anything really.... so come on in... pull up a keyboard and have a yack I will

Muz engine failure 1994 (0 min 51 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Yesterday @ 02:06 AM | 6,801 Views
This is one of many conversations that I love having with Craigiri. I have always enjoyed what Craig brings to RCG and even if I don't always agree, he has always shown respect. I would love to meet the guy one day!

Craig is DJI's greatest fan and for good reason. He makes many great points about the direction of DJI, it's products and it's future.

Craig is talking about somebody challenging DJI with great products.

Originally Posted by craigiri View Post
People have been saying this for years and I had hoped the same. But now that I know a lot more about what it takes I simply don't think it can be done. Too much money and too many engineers the proper standards and leadership/vision.

I don't think there is hardly any precedent for a new company (Drone company X, for example) just somehow getting a hold of a billion or two and hiring 500+ engineers (probably the minimum) and then waiting years before any profits might be made.

It's all about risk.

It's easy to make yet another Snapdragon drone or a PX4 drone (once they get a bit further in that development). But they still have to do the camera, the software, the simulators and so much more.

It's like a little league team going against the majors. Ain't gonna happen. At least I don't see how it can given the current situation.
My Responce
hmm sure didn't take long before Honda, Toyota and Nissan took down GM and Ford a notch and helped wipe...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Sep 26, 2016 @ 10:38 PM | 6,792 Views
Predictions for Musk night 2016: The BFR will be a single core equivalent of the Falcon heavy, with 9 Raptors. It'll be the same size as New Bezos, but have a reusable 2nd stage. It'll have a 3 core version outputting 15 million lbs of thrust. The raptor engine will produce 600,000lbs of thrust in the same size as the Merlin & a fraction of the size of the RS-25 which made 400,000lbs of thrust.

It'll put an object 75% as large as the shuttle in LEO. It'll use multiple launches for the MCT, fuel, & the permanently space based component.

The rest of the architecture will be equivalent to Andy Weir's vision. The mane focus will be the unveiling of the big rocket, since Andy Weir's vision is familiar to everyone.

It's the largest methane engine ever tested. That alone should have made more headlines than year 50 of race riots. As usual, the engine was heavily obscured in the test photos. It looked much smaller than past 600,000lb thrust engines, but Musk has a history of getting more thrust from the least weight than anyone else.

There's no obvious gas generator exhaust like there was on the Merlin, confirming it's the staged combustion cycle promised earlier.

Musk said it's the same size as the Merlin, but making 3x more thrust from a tripled chamber pressure. Based on photos of the Merlin next to construction workers, the engine under test is indeed the full size version. They're both slightly smaller in diameter than a handrail. The nozzle diameter...Continue Reading
Posted by prayoub1 | Sep 26, 2016 @ 09:45 PM | 6,750 Views
I have a pair of new wing tips if anyone needs them PM me.
Happy Flights !
Posted by skyracer068 | Sep 26, 2016 @ 10:50 PM | 6,738 Views
Well, after a few months of building, the Albatross has flown! What a great, scale flying aircraft. It was an absolute pleasure to build this plane!...Continue Reading
Posted by MontoRC | Sep 26, 2016 @ 03:57 PM | 6,684 Views
There has been a renewed buzz lately bout our Avroto 3520 400Kv multirotor motor ( AVL3520400Kv ). We took some beauty shots of a photo model a while back. I thought I'd share my favorite pic.