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Posted by North_of_49 | Nov 21, 2015 @ 08:04 PM | 1,604 Views
Horizon Hobby Pro BoatŪ Volere 22 EP RTR V2 (PRB3050B)
One of the most sought after styles of the 1950s, the Volere™ runabout is picture perfect on the lake or on the mantle. With a look that’s stood the test of time, these wooden masterpieces are some of the most beautiful watercraft in the world. This scale model features a water-cooled 550-size electric motor and Pro BoatŪ 2.4GHz radio system. Plus, real wood trim is layered on a blow-molded ABS plastic hull to create a realistic look. Right down to the tiniest detail, the Volere is the real deal from its elaborate interior to its elegant wood finish. This classic of the lakeside is a symbol of a bygone era.

My first r/c boat

Was already back-ordered at Horizon when I ordered it through my LHS March 31 almost 8 months ago . ETA moved forward and backward several times with due dates coming and going, I almost gave up on it, but it arrived this week just in time to get shelved until spring because water here began freezing over about a week or two ago

... sure is pretty, though (based on a 1950's Italian Riva Ariston)

I'm considering a brushless conversion and scale lighting. I'm looking for a light weight but scale looking driver and passenger ... and I'll need to come up with my own flag since Canada is missing from the sheet of international...Continue Reading
Posted by DismayingObservation | Nov 21, 2015 @ 08:46 PM | 1,562 Views
Hoping someone out there can give me a hand.

I received one of these entry level brushless quads today as an official review sample. It must have either been a demo unit or it was tested before being shipped from China. In any event, it came with no manual.

Binding the transmitter and the model isn't an issue, but I can't figure out how to arm it. Anyone else have one of these and who would be kind enough to please tell me how to arm it?

Thanks, all!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Nov 21, 2015 @ 04:29 PM | 1,560 Views
Here is a Flight Preview of my new UMX PT-17 that has been converted to a 2S Brushless System!

Eflite UMX PT 17 (2S Brushless) w/ Dual Servo Ailerons SnowDay Build (3 min 59 sec)

With the Snow Day yesterday that took over Colorado, I had the opportunity to "Build, Buy, or Maintain" my Fleet. And since my Fleet has already been maintained, I decided to "Build" my new Eflite UMX PT-17 to a 2S Brushless System.

The process was fairly straightforward with a few hurdles..

The ESC Receiver Board used is a new Eflite EFLU4864 (Same board used on the UMX Beast 3D and UMX Carbon Cub SS) and was glued down with Foam Safe CA and then perimeter-coated with GE Type II White Silicone in the original spot of the UMX PT-17 ESC Receiver. Resizing the Elevator and Control Rods for fitment was necessary.

Spacing and Thrust Angle of the Eflite 2500 KV Motor was crucial as the long nose of the UMX PT-17's Plastic Dummy Radial Engine would not allow even the CNC Small Parts Aluminum UMX Carbon Cub SS (Long) Prop Adapter adequate clearance for the Prop. Therefore I used a Dremel Rotary Flat Sander Tool and using the flat edge, sanded down the nose evenly until the Prop Adapter allowed at least 1mm of gap between the Prop and Dummy Radial Engine. Approximately 1-2 degrees of Right Thrust and 3-4 Down Thrust (identical to the stock UMX PT-17's Thrust Angles) are what I set the UMX Carbon Cub SS Motor Mount to when I shaved a bit of the base foam that the...Continue Reading
Posted by 1000MPH | Nov 21, 2015 @ 06:02 PM | 1,533 Views
Windburner- 48" molded plank. Incredibly fast. Maidened last Christmas.
MKS 6125's in aluminum frames.
Oversized control horns
AA 4-cell Eneloop pack fits perfectly
Approx 52oz AUW

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Posted by papadwight | Nov 21, 2015 @ 10:16 PM | 1,506 Views
Well my pt17 comes home from the hobbyshop and in person the looks are great almost scared to fly it. Don't what to to every mess this plane up. Sold a few planes I never fly to get this one. I like the way the wheels mount for replacement like a champ in the past my biplanes the wheels was the first to go. I like being able to spend $5.99 ans get all new wheels that just slip on. This time I not flying it on windy days and its been windy the last few days. Taking plane to gym this week may have the hobbystore owner test fly and trim before I try it. All my biplanes in the past flew so great. And look so good in the air.
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 21, 2015 @ 06:59 PM | 1,488 Views
Here is the outdoor FPV flight video I promised. The day was a little cloudy and dark, but it was still fun and turned out pretty well

DBPower Hawkeye II FPV Quadcopter Drone Outdoor FPV Flight with Guests! (2 min 56 sec)

Posted by T J Gilbert | Nov 21, 2015 @ 05:58 PM | 1,477 Views
This is my first attempt at walking while filming with the DJI Osmo.
Reminds me of filming from a horse or a row boat.
Oh well, practice...

Mall Fountain (1 min 14 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Nov 21, 2015 @ 07:52 PM | 1,471 Views
Funny watching 1 generation of Linux distributors get rid of core files years ago only to have the next generation replace them years later with the .xsession-errors file & encounter the same old problem of crash logs filling the entire drive.

Now within a matter of days of a video player spitting out h264 debug statements, the .xsession-errors file grew to all 750gigs of the SSD it was stored on before firefox started crashing more than usual. After the usual 50 comments on the multibillion dollar stack sites going absolutely nowhere, the solution at least on Ubunt 14.04.2 was to change the name .xsession-errors in /etc/X11/Xsession to /dev/null

Log files have always been a tradition in UNIX. There are dozens more in /var/log. Every night, the latest ones are compressed & stored in a rotating history of log files. It wasn't a problem when hard drives could be rewritten forever & were slow, but modern SSDs can be filled up in a couple seconds & only take 1000 write cycles before they have to be thrown away. A particular debug statement which prints something for every pixel of an image could fry an SSD instantly.
Posted by demondriver | Nov 20, 2015 @ 08:12 PM | 1,451 Views

Hi DemonDriver here and I wanted to share my latest Scartch-built Star Wars Star Fighter The Y-Wing Star fighter Quadcopter, I made the Y-wing from super lite-weight Styrofoam and mated it to a medium sized Quadcoper. She really flies Nice as you can see! almost looked real at night! enjoy!

I'm always Honored to post my new Projects here On the GREATEST RC Forum On earth RCGROUPS!...Continue Reading
Posted by Xeric | Nov 22, 2015 @ 12:05 AM | 1,437 Views
I'm loving my new Legacy Aviation Little Foot, but if ever there was an airplane begging for a big squishy bush gear, this is it. Worked this up over the last couple of days. Haven't flow it yet, but I think it'll work, or at least serve as a proof-of-concept for a version that will. Shocks are stolen from a Horizon Circuit "stadium truck."

The arrangement weighs, with wheels, a shade over 11 ounces. That's a whole lot more than the stock gear/wheels (about 3.25 ounces) but not so much more than the stock gear with the Robart wheels I was running to get SOME give in the gear as compared with the very hard stock wheels. The stock gear with softer wheels (the lightest ones I could find) weighed about 7.5 ounces, so this arrangement (back on the stock wheels, "squish" now abundant elsewhere in the system) adds about four more ounces. For the way I fly the plane, I don't foresee an issue with that.

When the weather cooperates, I'll let you know!

IMG 2767 (0 min 41 sec)
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Posted by brett.c | Nov 22, 2015 @ 03:00 AM | 1,426 Views
Scratchbuilt from model plane foam and XPS.
Covered with glass cloth and wbpu.
Hand painted with water based paint.
Scheme is based upon White 93' flown by Lt Col Sergei Dolgushin.

Wing design was based on a Mig7 slope soarer and modified to suit.

Wingspan 1000mm
Weight 980kg
Turnigy 3536 1250kv
10x7 prop
40A plush speedie
HXT900 servos
2200/3 battery
Frsky 7ch Rx

Flight report.

1st flight was nerve wracking to say the least. A bit too tail heavy and poor directional stability. It was a real fight to get her back in one piece.
2nd flight. Lead added to correct the cg issue. Flew better but nearly lost her again due to the directional stability issues and a cross wind. Another fight to get her back in one piece.

After all that I was very disheartened with the plane so I put her aside for a few months.

3rd flight. Vertical tail surfaces increased by 15% which made all the difference. Now she flies like she's on rails. Very stable and easy to fly. Fast with an excellent rate of climb. No tip stall tendencies noticed, however I reckon it would be savage in that regard if not careful.
Belly landings are easy enough as she slow flies better than I expected.
Looks fantastic in the air
Posted by rcflo | Nov 22, 2015 @ 02:32 AM | 1,408 Views
Had a great day with the S3 Racing team today in Pipersville PA. Shout out to SkyPirates RC club for letting us set up a track on their field, top notch group of guys.

Heres some post race fun with streamers

Post race shenanigans with friends - S3 Racing - track layout & streamer chase (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by chktm | Nov 21, 2015 @ 05:34 PM | 1,404 Views
Added another bike to the collection the other day, just gotta get a nice FMF pipe for it now.
Posted by Looooeeee! | Nov 21, 2015 @ 04:24 PM | 1,378 Views
Our plucky group of FG pilots did our monthly flight leg of the 'USA Tour' today. Some screenshots.

Starting at KCLT, Charlotte, North Carolina, with a lunch stop in Appalachian Regional KEBD, and finishing at KLCK Rickenbacker in Columbus, Ohio.

piccies below.....Continue Reading
Posted by GaryX1001 | Nov 21, 2015 @ 03:20 PM | 1,288 Views
Got my Freewing F-15E Eagle, 90mm EPO EDF Jet, superb Quality!

Freewing F-15 Eagle - Unboxing - what is inside the Box (16 min 4 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Nov 22, 2015 @ 08:51 AM | 1,271 Views

You can visit my Blog containing my Modifications for using the E-Flite P-47 Jug's Checker Board Cowling at:

As promised, here are some super in-flight pictures of my PZ P-47 Jug using the new E-Flite P-47 Checker Board Cowling.

My Buddy Gerry (simano) took these and the conditions were heavy overcast so, was forced to shoot at ISO 1600 which adds quite a bit of noise and dulls the contrast...but the idea was to show off the new cowling which I think shows on these.

Take-Off Roll.....

Into the Cloudy Sky!

What we been waiting for!
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Posted by SGControl | Nov 24, 2015 @ 04:14 AM | 1,163 Views
Luxfloat maiden, PIDs too high.
Luxfloat newb giving a quick how 'not' to tune your rad little proximity flier
Power felt way off, so buzzed over head with 7800Kv motors screaming, and thought, 'all sounds peachy'. All the while my sweet little motors were about to melt from the frame.. Realised something was wrong once i'd touched full throttle to get back over the hedge..

RS90- BetaFlight T1 (1 min 0 sec)

..New tune, some fresh props, the RS is back as its little weapon self. For vid of the final tune, and info on the tiny proximity flyer, take a look at
Posted by naldin | Nov 22, 2015 @ 11:56 AM | 1,156 Views
Here more about 3D printer parts. This is a long arm servo for HXT900 and others 9g like Tower Pro.

Follows the .stl file:
Posted by SGControl | Nov 22, 2015 @ 11:34 AM | 1,143 Views
Lucky enough to run a few packs through the RS90. 90mm prop-enclosed quad. About the most fun you can have at home with your pants on, assuming you fly with your pants on

Its flies narrow if that makes any sense, so i wanted to get a few warm up packs through before my DVR debut, first 30 seconds of vid, but the miss's forced me to throw a fresh pack in and get on with it, i was already late, apparently. Fast forward 30secs in, btw I'm not so good under pressure...

A couple of shots in this (i.e. first thirty seconds, and the start of another scene) were in Horizon mode, Partly because i was brand new to the tiny quad, but mostly because the old Dx6i has a mind of its own. An undiagnosed dicky F-mode switch was flicking between Rate and Horizon. Horizon's been unchecked in the mode tab, so we won't be seeing the wobble again anytime soon from this tiny copter.

RS90 FPV test. The Buzz Hermitude (3 min 57 sec)

Colour scheme was suppose to be racing bling, with a difference. And i got my little pony meets disco.

She was dubbed, Disco Pony!