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Posted by lukibob | Feb 19, 2014 @ 12:01 AM | 1,845 Views
Here is a mess of stuff I made the past few years that I haven't been on here. Feel free to comment, ask, suggest anything having to do with what you see in the pictures....Continue Reading
Posted by flymike1 | Feb 18, 2014 @ 10:48 PM | 2,252 Views
Night fly, did not change any of the setting of the Mobius
Testing Mobius at Night (fly Video) (5 min 57 sec)

Posted by Nominalflap | Feb 18, 2014 @ 10:31 PM | 2,451 Views
I’m not deterred on blogging another of my long trash builds--even if seems that Big Corsair that never got built is past 400 views and everything else is…only seen when someone’s searching for other things? I actually start out viewing new blogs --to see if any neat builds, get a link on new products, view planes I like even if beyond my buildablity …but rarely view any Quad or FPV videos…slows my PC down.

I started out with the idea of making a replacement for my great flying beat up Froggy. Guess I just like RET Pushers that float around field. This plane can loop and glides much better than the Froggy. The flip-flop foam worked out good for “still a beginner” status. Boinked it off builboard sign, side of house & the van windows. Once it hit the road could’ve rebuilt in a few days but wanted to try with idea of full shoe--that’s what putting up in air now. Easy build, easy flyer--my idea of good trainer. If was anyone up here wanted to fly rather than say would make great clay pigeons. There was no LHS around, so try to come up with just parts from $Tree or any true value place can ace, or whatever could scrounge from regular shopping. Trying to build with less materials now--maybe try one with just the flip-flops?
The froggy made it to MI from AZ and had it out in lite snowy weather (up in tree 2/05/11) that year. Had almost covered with packing tape, but the nose started flopping too much to fly straight. Didn’t want to do the Frogs long side hole for servos again. Finally tore it all down on 5/5-7/11 after reading about The Woodstok. http://www.stenulson.net/rcflight/woodstok.htm
Liked idea of having sold fuse, also Bruce site has other wings to try, and thought might do floats for winter.

When I started my “woodstork” was trying to incorporate parts of old Froggy, that didn’t work so good. Then some idea that had for froggy worked better in final “Beagle” design.
Planned to use same wing as Frog = 38x8” $tree foam board w/paper still on.
Posted by Earl E Adobtr | Feb 18, 2014 @ 10:24 PM | 2,301 Views
As of 8-24-14

Features: Folds and packs in a normal sized rucksack. Built for get-in get-out AV in areas where you may need the footage but don't want to attract a lot of attention. Good for packing into remote spots for rock climbing footage, waterfalls, base jumping etc. Tough - collapses on impact so you can fly again in the middle of nowhere. Gimbal and cam are protected - can't believe people are flying around with $700 worth of "naked" equipment thinking they are never going to crash.

Availability: Initial run of qty (12) kits will be available Nov 1, 2014. Those of you who have expressed interest in the past for one of these folders will be contacted first.

YouTube Flight Videos

Photoaire Website
Posted by Brian Milsom | Feb 18, 2014 @ 10:08 PM | 1,885 Views
Hi All,
My sincerest apologies for dragging this out for so long. I ran out of steam for a while and am now trying to rekindle my interest to finish the project and get the bird in the air. I have partially finished an article on painting issues which I will post when I get done. Here are some recent photos. I hope there is still some interest out there. The actual weight is at 8 pounds, 7.5 ounces. Flying weight will be less than 10.5 pounds with two 5000mAh battery packs on board. Cheers, Brian
Posted by lando99 | Feb 18, 2014 @ 09:14 PM | 1,943 Views
36 inch wingspan super cub and yes I know I spelled flyer wrong I'm only 14
Posted by Subsonic Mike | Feb 18, 2014 @ 07:20 PM | 4,235 Views
Needs cleaning up, but heres what you get when you stick a pair of swing wings of a lifting body:

Wings forward, quite a gap behind the wing. I should probably fix that

Wings back, much cleaner like this
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Posted by yosemitez | Feb 18, 2014 @ 07:04 PM | 4,231 Views
Qav400 went down today and would have never found it without these:

it was out 3/4ths of a mile and nowhere near where it thought it would be.
the pr-100a led me right to it. 5th time ive used the system and has easily paid for its self!
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Posted by Jmasula | Feb 18, 2014 @ 01:50 PM | 2,815 Views
Does anyone have some 1/4 scale servos drawn up that I could have in Autocad? dxf? Thanks
Posted by flymike1 | Feb 18, 2014 @ 01:46 PM | 2,447 Views
Posted by pjdog350 | Feb 18, 2014 @ 12:20 PM | 3,103 Views
I've been flying a UM Champ & Cub. It does not take long to get tired of going around in circles. The Champ and Cub really can't do much. The Cub will loop! I've been flying them almost every day in order to get use to mode 2 rather than mode 1. I've switched to mode 2 because of flying RC helicopters and going back and forth from mode 1 to mode 2 is going to be a problem sooner or later.

I have a PK UMX Spitfire & P-40 but as soon as the wind starts all the trainers and UMX's are grounded. I was thinking that the PK (I Think) F4F just might be able to stand a little wind. I'll probably do almost all my flying early before the wind starts but still I'm thinking the PK F4F would be a nice next plane?

I've had the F4F for two or three years. But it's been in my Man Cave with several others just hanging around from the ceiling. Nice thing about just hanging out there is they will last a very long time. Well - As long as the Hurricanes stay away.

I put a full range AR590 Spektrum receiver I got from Horizon Hobby to be sure it was not a Clone like some of the others I had. I've never had a problem with a clone but still this is one of my better planes and I'd like to get some time flying it before it's retired.

I have everything installed, trimmed. Everything is straight. But all those years in a Hot garage has done some damage to the rudder. It has a little warp? It was not like that when I got it. It was perfect so the hot garage or the move from Louisiana to Florida has done something. I thought of a carbon fiber rod down through the rudder but I'm not that good free had drilling. I have a small drill press but it's not tall enough to do this job. I've messed up allot of things trying to get a straight hole in something. So I thought that maybe putting a pair of 10 inch carbon fiber rods down each side just might take out some of the warp? worth a try?
Posted by Dan5.0 | Feb 18, 2014 @ 12:16 PM | 2,528 Views
My Skylit Hobby
Posted by Matt1999 | Feb 18, 2014 @ 12:15 PM | 2,237 Views
my um f4u corsair by parkzone is going crazy(I think). When I push up on the throttle, the rudder turns and the propeller only spins for a second with a high pitch screeching sound. And then the red led light that tells you that the remote is controlling it goes off until you push down the throttle. If you know what is going on would you please tell me?
Posted by nbrown0908 | Feb 18, 2014 @ 10:50 AM | 2,735 Views
The other day I decided it was time to expand my hangar. I went out and purchased a Parkzone UM T-28 Trojan. Now I know there are plenty of reviews on this plane so I'll skip the boring and make this a quick review.

I purchased the BNF version intending to fly it using my spare Spektrum DX5e. When I got it home I charged 1 of the batteries and went to Bind the plane to my DX5. I couldn't get it to go (Later found out the user manual for the DX5 left out one line in the steps to bind the plane) So I bound it to a Parkzone Transmitter I had laying around and took it out for it's maiden.

I was amazed how agile and maneuverable this plane was. But using the Parkzone TX it was sloppy and almost too much to handle. When I got back inside went to the Spektrum website and found the missing step. I was able to get the DX5e to bind and took it out again this morning for a quick flight before work. What a difference. It was much more responsive and a lot easier to fly. A much more relaxing experience.

For being a small plane it is very fast but handles like a dream. Even though I am no advanced pilot I can say this plane is not for the newcomer but would be good for more of an intermediate pilot such as myself. And best advice I can give anyone is Only purchase the BNF version and Don't waste your time on the TX that comes with the plane.
Posted by Katniss | Feb 18, 2014 @ 09:56 AM | 1,798 Views
Just a gaggle of photos of stuff to serve as image host
Posted by rmc8 | Feb 18, 2014 @ 09:29 AM | 1,705 Views
I bought a Helimax 1si w/camera shortly before Xmas. I am finally getting the hang of flying it. "Getting the hang of it" means I am not ruining as many blade guards as I did in the first couple of weeks.

Since I had the quadcopter bug I then purchased a Blade Nano QX. It is not quite as easy to fly and I have had problems with the main board failing. Horizon Hobby diagnosed the problem over the phone and sent me a replacement that arrived the next day.

My next acquisition will be a Blade 350qx. My wife promised to buy it for me as a birthday present. However, I am holding off until I get a little more proficient.
Posted by PiperWipo | Feb 18, 2014 @ 09:02 AM | 2,778 Views

So here is the final version of my foam quad frame. It has outer prop protection and provides room to mount the 2 cell 1300mAh lipo.

- Brushless inrunner motor 1230 5300kv
- 3x2 inch props (motors mounted upside down)
- Blue Series 12a ESC
- 1300 mAh 2 cell lipo
- NanoWii flight controller
total weight incl lipo is 285gr

I have uploaded some videos (flip/crash) to the blog: http://foamcopter.blogspot.be/

With this weight/load I can't fly until the battery is empty. This because the motors get to hot. They deliver enough performance but they just get to hot. So I have to land the quad from time to time and let the motors cool down. But for this project that's not really a problem It's just a test platform.
Posted by Jmasula | Feb 18, 2014 @ 08:12 AM | 2,709 Views
Cut out better than I expected! Paints not great, but it'll fly good