Posted by HGhost | Nov 13, 2015 @ 01:26 AM | 4,909 Views
Nav Lights installed on Easy Sky Yak-12

LED's from

Has a control board to make LED's do 10 different settings
LED's can be used on Planes-Heli's , Cars, etc etc

Emergency Lights , tail lights,head lights, signal lights, Plane Nav Lights etc etc.

LED's are very bright, can be seen in the daytime as well as the dark

Yak-12 LED's (1 min 41 sec)

Posted by Skyplatform | Nov 13, 2015 @ 12:48 AM | 692 Views
Airplanes completely from composite.
Built and fly.

wingspan - 2,8 m.
Long - 1,66 m.
The empty weight of 2.8 kg.
Take-off weight of 8 kg.
The recommended motor is 900 watts .

First test flight, an exciting time:
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Nov 12, 2015 @ 11:23 PM | 3,484 Views
Started a new project to try to collect every video from the famous flight director until the Goog shuts down the party.

Wayne Hale Mars Society Speech (12 min 56 sec)

Wayne Hale Von Braun Symposium speech (23 min 56 sec)
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Posted by JulianGoesPro | Nov 12, 2015 @ 10:54 PM | 16,327 Views
So I just pulled the trigger on the new Foxeer TM25 25mW (200mW) 5.8G 40CH Mini VTX with Race Band from SurveilZone!

Was waiting for the IRC RaceBand vTx for ever and went for the Eachine Banggood set instead

Since here in Germany restriction are quite tough (25mW for real^^) and more and more races requite you to participate with a legal vTx, I wanted a second 25mW vTx (as of right now I only have one "non RaceBand" IRC 25mW vTx) so was super exited when I saw SurveilZone listing this new vTx

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Posted by rubber wheel | Nov 12, 2015 @ 09:17 PM | 1,895 Views
Anyone with a set of full size plans or PDF please let me know. The power plant I plan to use is a DLE 55cc. Thanks
Posted by V-Man | Nov 12, 2015 @ 09:05 PM | 3,190 Views
I was hoping to get one or two more weekends this year, but... The 2015 flying season is over for me. Between chores, work (we're finishing up a big software release) and two upcoming business trips, I simply don't have any free time until the Christmas holidays (and even then). Haven't set foot in the workshop for days, and it's unlikely to change.

To top it off, construction has started at the empty field at the end of my street. I used to fly my Mini-Beaver and One-Sheet-Wing there after work in the summer. My days of park flying close to home are over, alas.
Posted by Pat Lynch | Nov 12, 2015 @ 08:41 PM | 3,395 Views
Well, not really a new direction but a serious reconsideration of where I'm going, what I want out of the hobby and (again) a reappraisal of what I have on my modelling plate!
The dramas of the last 12 months has left me rather shaken and the grim realisation that I will probably not finish, fly or fabricate the many models I've started or have dreamed of starting. There are quite a few I have that are attractive to have as decoration (uggghh I hear some say) and as such are being decommissioned without ever flying and have been offered to friends (and most have been accepted) as gifts.

The models being given away include my old Morane Saulnier MSAI, the Westland Lysander, an RTF Vampire (hobbyking), a couple of unstarted kits. The Lysander and MSAI served their purpose as challenging builds but my interest is gone - this happens frequently nowdays

What do I have flyable? A Fokker D.VII, Great Lakes Trainer, Ryan PT22, Polikarpov PO-2 and the tiny Moska - all Peter Rake designs.

Unfinished but being kept are my Avro Anson and Bristol F2b 'Brisfish'. Partly started is the ARC Camel. One model I hummed and haa-ed about was my very small start on the Dennis Bryant 1/4 SE5a. This can result in a beautiful model but I was finding it just a bit daunting - especially after the demise of my BUSA SPAD However, as I am rather fond of the SE5a, I am considering updating Kay Bengston's 1/6 scale design to more faithfully reflect the Replicraft drawings and use the Bryant...Continue Reading
Posted by forwardonly | Nov 12, 2015 @ 08:07 PM | 2,784 Views
I recently started building the Top Flite Corsair 60. I'm really enjoying this build as it is a little more involved that the Sig Hog Bipe I just built. A lot more measuring, fitting, and shaping is involved. I'm also excited to be doing my first plane with retracts! They came in today. I'm going to give the Eflite 60-120 retracts a try. The seem to fit in the space well. I will be trying to get them installed this weekend!

Planning on using an OS 95V in this and I've been doing research on paint schemes and different types of F4U's.
Posted by gooniac33 | Nov 12, 2015 @ 06:45 PM | 2,600 Views
I wrote an Article for In Flight USA about the UTM Convention at NASA AMES back in July... Take a look!

I am writing as an RC advocate. Basically I am educating General and Commercial pilots about the use of Multirotors and other UAVs to show that we are on their side...
Posted by gooniac33 | Nov 12, 2015 @ 06:20 PM | 2,484 Views
A fellow RC pilot got some amazing footage of my planes! My F-15, A-10, Gee Bee and Cessna covered in LED's have never looked so good! Take a look!!

On your six: Air to air FPV chase (1080p60) (3 min 22 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Nov 12, 2015 @ 05:21 PM | 2,058 Views
Hi RcGroup,

I got home from work today to see that I had a little box waiting for me What do we have here?My latest entry to my MJX squadron the MJX X901 nano hexacopter!!Sweet.This is the COOLEST nano I now have.
First off,I really like how it looks,great design,cute baby hexacopter.
Next up this has great little leds and makes it easy to see this in low light,easily flyable with lights out,big plus,usually dark now when I get home so mostly night flying these days except for weekends
USB charge cable has a nice plug in to the copter,easy plug in no messing with it.
Now for one of biggest reasons I bought this nano,my full size tx that works on all my other MJX quads also works on this little quad,AWESOME!Yes it comes with an ok mini tx that is the basic you get with these but the full size tx from MJX is one of my favorites already.Additionally I have heard this has poor range with the stock tx so I would think the full size tx will improve the range,I shall see
More to come in a video review on this quad,looking like a great addition to the nano squad,if not the best
Also wanted to mention I bought thes from Gearbest from their U.S warehouse and it was at my door in 5 days,way to go Gearbest!!
Get one here
Well worth the $15 ,especially if you have a full size MJX tx
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Nov 12, 2015 @ 05:17 PM | 3,890 Views
I just scored another really nice Enya SS25BB from a great RCG member here cappy0161. Thank you Robert! This engine features a ringless cast iron piston in a steel sleeve. What that means is that this engine will last forever.

Here are the pictures.
Posted by Capt_Kitt | Nov 12, 2015 @ 01:48 PM | 3,016 Views
I did a rather successful first flight of my small cartoon biplane today. Flew very well, does loops and great rolls. I've got an EMAX 1804 motor on a 3S battery. The flight weight is about 180g.
Eddie II maiden flight (1 min 20 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Nov 12, 2015 @ 01:10 PM | 3,583 Views
Did this for my friend Al..........he found a fly-away Apprentice and wanted to turn it into an L-19....she's as close as I'm going to get without major surgery
Posted by Zelight | Nov 12, 2015 @ 11:47 AM | 5,695 Views
EMAX Nighthawk 200 - Maiden to Crash in 180 Seconds! (2 min 41 sec)

One of my best first batteries ever!
Posted by Crash Hancock | Nov 12, 2015 @ 11:26 AM | 2,758 Views
Feather Boa Mopeds?

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