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Posted by cubcrafter60 | Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:10 AM | 1,717 Views
First off let me say that I know some of my friends on the FunCub thread are probably wondering what's up with the avatar change and second I haven't quit working on the DoubleEnder project, it's just on hold for a bit while I sort a few engineering issues (how'd they do that?)!

Next let me say that I waited and waited to pull the trigger on an e-flite SeaFury until they were all gone (shame on me). I've also loved the de Havilland Mosquito and have always wanted a flying model of it, I've perused the Freewing and ParkZone Mosquito threads for awhile now and was leaning towards the PZ offering when I heard a rumor that they may be discontinuing the kit. So in an effort to not let history repeat itself (and Horizon Hobbies Cybersale) I ordered the 49" BNF ParkZone Mosquito Mk VI model as well as the retracts and flap servos for it and she arrived last Wednesday! I'm impressed with the model but it is a typical foamy warbird and certain concessions had to be made to get it into production. It's not my intention to pick it apart here and I won't be making a bunch of changes (exceptions to follow) as I think it presents really well both on the ground and in the air (especially with the optional retracts). The guys on the ParkZone Mosquito Mk VI – Retract & Flap ready, 49” span thread http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2018709 have done some wonderful things with the model and I hope my efforts will complement what they've already...Continue Reading
Posted by Daryoon | Dec 20, 2014 @ 03:00 PM | 1,568 Views
Posted by helifrek | Dec 20, 2014 @ 02:32 PM | 1,544 Views
Hello all,
I recently purchased a new 3D printer! The Makergear M2. It is a beautifully engineered piece of art. The entire frame is made of steel and anodized black to give it a sleek look. Both the X and Y axis are machined from aluminum and also anodized black. The X and Y axis ride along precision linear rails for zero slop.

The decision to purchase a new printer came when people started requesting prints. I believe that anyone who is willing to pay their hard earned money for something from me deserves the best quality I can provide and my old printer just couldn't keep up with the demands of my customers.

Most of my work has been local and word of mouth but I am trying to expand just a little. I am not trying to create a full time business! I already have a full time job and that keeps me plenty busy. If I can help others by providing them with my 3D printing services and earn a little money to feed my rc addiction along the way.... well that is a win-win in my book!

If you would like something 3D printed by me, PM me or check out my 3D Hub link below!

Posted by Florida Heli | Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:58 AM | 1,541 Views
Our modern RC helicopters are controlled using mixtures of 3G, 6G, FBL, GPS position hold and GPS return to home, and piro comp technologies. Perhaps I can clarify this vast array of rapidly emerging technologies.

I remember when an engine in a car was a simple mechanical thing that you could completely disassemble in your garage and reassemble with nothing more than a few wrenches and other mechanical tools. With modern technologies, even car engines don't work quite that way any more. Engines now are very sophisticated machines with lots of sensors and computer controls these days. Our RC helicopters have advanced with technology too. Let's have a brief look, starting with 6G technology.

What is a 6G flight control system? The 6G flight controller consists of a gyroscope, which is by definition 3-axis (x, y, z), plus three accelerometers on x, y, and z. If you don't know what a gyroscope is, then Google it. It's as simple as a wheel on a bicycle. It's not new technology, it's simple physics 101. If you don't know what an accelerometer is, then Google that too. It's a motion sensor, or more accurately, it's an acceleration sensor if you pay attention to the physics of it.

There is no such thing as a "6-axis system" because we live in a 3-axis world of physics, namely x, y, and z, and even the most modern technology isn't going to alter our physical world. Simply put in 6G terms, a gyro (by definition 3G) senses sudden changes in rotation on...Continue Reading
Posted by rctimer | Dec 17, 2014 @ 10:08 AM | 1,520 Views
ATLAS Features:

Seven type Multi-rotor supported
External LED module with build-in PMU
No compass need during stab mode
Manual controllable during RTH and Auto Landing, avoiding accidents
Compass disturbance alert
Low voltage alert

Flight Performance (can be effected by mechanical performance and payloads)
Hovering Accuracy (GPS Mode)
Horizontal ±2M
Vertical ±1M
Max Tilt Angle: 30°
Max Horizontal Speed : 6M/s
Max Ascent Speed : 3.2M/s
Max Descent Speed : 2.5M/s
Wind Resistance
Continue 6~8M/s
Gust 10~12M/s
Electrical & Mechanical Input Voltage Range
MAIN Controller 4.5~5.5V
LED Module 7~28V

Dimension / Weight
MAIN Controller
Size : 46.5x34.5x15.3mm
Weight : 19.7g
GPS Module
Size : 50x50mm
Weight : 30.0g
LED Module
Size : 33.2x24.9x8.5mm
Weight : 16.9g

Posted by theimacman | Dec 16, 2014 @ 01:16 PM | 1,520 Views
The Syma X11 is nearly flawless!

Syma - X11 Hornet - Review and Flight (13 min 36 sec)

Posted by PeterVRC | Dec 15, 2014 @ 06:45 PM | 1,519 Views
Time for a new jet..... ummm, not really - but I got one (two) anyway.
"But I don't have a swept wing single seat fighter... from the 40's - 50's... and didn't have 'Super' in its name".....

The FlyFly models are always a great base to build upon! Though a LOT to do to complete them into a truly good model. In some ways it can be better getting some other decent brand PNF, except they always need CHANGES anyway! And this is pretty big - versus the Freewing 1200mm Sabre with its 80mm EDF.

Surprisingly it took FOUR DAYS, including the weekend(!!) to go from Order to my door, from China! Hobby88 are always reliable and prompt, though sometimes they can be a bit delayed in getting some models out the door and I think that is when they do not actually have one right there in a box ready to go. But nevertheless they are super service!
Shipping to Australia cost as much as the kit!!! Ouch!

Some pre-reading of forums and other owners info - done over the last year or so also(!) - gave me good ideas of what to expect and what I would likely do to mine. Quite a few mods to do, as is common here!

Posted by subpixel | Dec 16, 2014 @ 05:39 PM | 1,509 Views
A quick look at something slightly different.

A Low Temperature Stirling Engine from banggood

Saw it for $30 whilst browsing and thought it looked rather interesting and it would make a nice desktop gadget for a gift.

I was expecting it to be flat packed but it arrived in a nice strong box almost fully assembled.

The box and 2 parts you get inside

Nice mirror finish on the top plate

To Assemble you just need to clip the 2 rods from the base onto the wheel and put the wheel in place.
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Posted by theimacman | Dec 15, 2014 @ 12:17 PM | 1,508 Views
The JJRC H5C is a rebranded Syma X5C…

JJ R/C - H5C - Review and Flight (13 min 0 sec)

Posted by demondriver | Dec 16, 2014 @ 06:41 AM | 1,492 Views
RC Robo HummingBird Quadcopter! (34 min 41 sec)

Hi DemonDriver here, I wanted to share my conversion of the Estes Micro Syncro Quadcopter into a RC ROBO-Hummingbird., The body of the humming bird is 100% scratch-built from Super-light weight Styrofoam.

Its So Tiny it can fit inside the PanAm globe of my L-1011-500.

And she flies pretty well! BTW Its a Black Chinned Hummingbird....Continue Reading
Posted by jjcustomsllc | Dec 16, 2014 @ 06:13 PM | 1,474 Views
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Posted by soonglim | Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:34 AM | 1,465 Views
Given there aren't any Blade 180 CFX torque tube replacements in stock, and I've crashed and broken mine, I made a torque tube out of the Trex 250 torque tube.

I've had the idea before I had gotten my 180 cfx. Even before the 180 CFX came out, based on the manual, and the video descriptions of the heli, I conjectured that a modified trex 450 or trex 250 torque tube would work. So when folks reported the sizing of the stock 180 CFX torque tube and confirming its fragility, I even purchase at a LHS the Trex 250 torque tube before I received my 180 CFX. Lo and behold, it is fragile, and broke it on my first crash about 10 flights in.

There has been discussions of making the torque tube too strong, and break something else. So, decided to make my adapted trex 250 torque tube with a "resettable fuse".

Turns out making it work was easy, and it's lighter at 1.7g (with bearing) versus 180 cfx stock torque tube of 2.5g (with bearing). It's just a matter of cutting it to same length as the 180 cfx stock. I made it slightly shorter to allow the "resettable fuse" to work. I dremel the ends to make the cross a bit longer. Since the trex 250 torque tube ends are screwed in and loctite, I had to use vise (with rubber grips) and a wrench to unscrew one end out. After cutting the trex 250 torque tube to slightly shorter length (about 2mm shorter), I thread the inside of the fresh cut end with a 2.5mm tap so I can screw the end back in... 4mm is enough. (...Continue Reading
Posted by RGS2010 | Dec 15, 2014 @ 05:04 PM | 1,450 Views
Happy to report that I've been flying instead of blogging lately.

Just finished my maiden of new RC Lander Panther with updated power plant. It's from Hobby King and it has Dr. Mad 10 Blade Fan and a 3000kv brushless motor and an 80 amp ESC coupled with an Admiral 40C 4 cell 4000 lipo.

It flies much better than either of my other two Panthers. One died of electronic failure too young and the other was just retired of old age due to too many hard landings and the wing was cracked in several places as a result. It was glued, spackled, taped and everything else I could think of to keep it together. Even with an inrunner 5S motor and 10 blade fan it would barely keep in the air.

The new Panther has no flaps, no lights and nothing extra on it whatsoever. I'm keeping it light this time. I put the cheater hole cover on in a hybrid fashion to keep some air running in the motor from the bottom.

This Panther is light on it's feet, takes off in a short amount of space, relative to my other Panther and it lands a bit long...you will need plenty of runway for this plane. It accelerates well in the air and doesn't nose up when you cut power, with the cheater hole mod. It's easily my favorite plane now replacing my Starmax F-86 Sabre.
Posted by Red.Sneakers | Dec 16, 2014 @ 09:16 AM | 1,436 Views

Winter flying can be very challenging vs a clear lazy summer’s day. More flight planning should be done for a safe & enjoyable flight.

Flight Planning for this morning. Temperature 38F and warming, Wind Chill: 38F, Pressure: 29.8, Average Wind: 4mph from the North. Winds shifting from North-West to North. Observed, on the internet from a local weather station, sustained wind speeds (in MPH): 4, 0, 6, 4, 0, 4, 2, 1, 0, 3, 0. Starring out the window at live conditions, high clouds are moving like a runaway freight train. Storm front moving in. Prevailing winds mapped on google earth indicate a downwind emergency airport available for emergency landing. Risk is max recorded winds NW 22mph, if encountered, emergency landing & activate rescue crew. Little turbulence expected. Elevator mechanical trim set for windy conditions. Acceptable conditions for my experience with the Sport Cub.

Cleared for low & close test flights of the Sport Cub S with floats, nav streamers & GWS 5x4.3 prop. Video glasses ready, all hanger preflight ok. Off to the park I go. Film on the 10 o’clock news.

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10 o’clock news reel

Navigation Streamers HD (3 min 17 sec)

As pilots, we have to fly the weather we encounter not what was forecasted during the flight planning phase. Took off in choppy air. Ok, we have turbulence at low altitude. Then some sustained heavy wind kicked in. Activated emergency landing procedure at alternate airport 400 feet away. It
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Posted by Snowblind49911 | Dec 16, 2014 @ 06:07 PM | 1,435 Views
Been working on my Tumbler project for a few months off and on and now that I have the time and money to finish it I wanted to show it off a little bit. But first off I have to thank Replayreb for his blog and the people he got his ideas from cause if not for them I would have just drifted away from the RC scene completely.
Posted by Sean Oelofse | Dec 20, 2014 @ 02:12 PM | 1,429 Views
The road trip to Hermanus.......we stoped and flew along the way.
2014 Hermanus Day 1 (4 min 6 sec)

Posted by theimacman | Dec 19, 2014 @ 12:11 PM | 1,429 Views
Improved version of the CX023? Lian Sheng impresses me again...

Lian Sheng - LS-112 - Review and Flight (8 min 7 sec)

Posted by ilimbo | Dec 20, 2014 @ 04:11 PM | 1,421 Views
Hello all, I am New in the domain of remote controlled toys but I had a passion for it since I was a kid ,right now I am trying to make every component by myself from the bldc to the esc to the servo motors.. etc.i know this might seem childlish or useless to some of you,but I would be grateful for your help regarding my project(rc jet plane). I am trying to make every component in home so it would be helpful if you can also mention stuff that I can salvage from computers like chips fans..etc or from other stuff. Tyvm :-)
P.S:care to mention any programs that are good for modelling like solid work and trying circuits.
Posted by cwolfe | Dec 15, 2014 @ 03:09 PM | 1,412 Views
550 breakdown and boxing

Tarot 550 frame with landing gear.
E300 power system. ESC's pre-soldered.
9443 self tightening props. 9045 MR APC props. Self tightening nut kit....Continue Reading