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Posted by MikeRx | Nov 26, 2013 @ 11:01 PM | 2,528 Views
Another cool Nanoplanes.net kit.. 24", 13 oz. with 4s battery.
Power and tiny size makes it crazy fast.

These are some of the best kits from the USA and I am proud to represent them!
Posted by nakelp86 | Nov 26, 2013 @ 07:55 PM | 3,011 Views
Shamelessly copied the gimbal from Mark with some minor changes (dumpening rubber).
Works great :-)
Dampening brackets for new version from ebay:


the rubber I think is not a rubber but silicon much softer that rubber so hopefully will work better :-)
flight test coming in spring LOL, maybe sooner if I get some time to finish new disco.
I forgot to add that with new gimbal I will have too cut down the bottom plate (shelf for gopro) since the motors and dampening plate are...Continue Reading
Posted by J_Robert | Nov 26, 2013 @ 07:15 PM | 1,469 Views
Hello RCG,
I've been looking at some FPV stuff, but I can't decide on what to get. I'm new to FPV and don't really know much. I need a cheap system that'll do the trick. I'm in the U.S. so it doesn't need to be too powerful. Any ideas for an FPV newbie?
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Posted by John_G | Nov 26, 2013 @ 06:38 PM | 2,165 Views
Since there's a John. G From Fort Erie Ont. Canada im Changing ~~>Contact Name
John ☠ G ☠ USA Linden . NJ So There's No Confusion
Posted by jefffassbinder | Nov 26, 2013 @ 06:33 PM | 2,620 Views
Kenny Ko doing some flying on the Trex 150 DFC Combo. He is using a Futaba 14SG radio with FHSS activated. Well stay tuned as more of the Align Team will be posting videos shortly.

Align Trex 150 DFC Combo flown by Kenny Ko (2 min 51 sec)

Best Regards,
Jeff Fassbinder

Posted by spinnetti | Nov 26, 2013 @ 06:02 PM | 2,641 Views
Lots of tiny stuff most won't notice.. Re-did each and every part except the tire and outer wheel rim. Still struggling with retracts a bit, but getting closer.
Posted by Beaves | Nov 26, 2013 @ 04:23 PM | 2,445 Views
June 2013. I had decided to add a larger and more challenging plane to my hangar. Was there really any reason to think about what it should be? One of the most popular electric foamie planes available with a massive following for under $200! Part two of this plane's rcgroup thread is already over 2000 pages.Obviously people are drawn to it for a reason. And for this price, it's a no brainer.
I purchased the RTF version, so it's completely stock with the Parkzone 480 size motor, 30amp esc, and Spektrum 6 channel AR600 Receiver.

This was the first plane I sought out help with for the first flights. I took it to the flying field and a gentleman there gave it a once over, set up all my rates and expo, put me on a buddy box and took it off for me. Once he was at a safe altitude he's give me the controls. My goal, like with the Stratos in the beginning, was just to fly smooth, slow, constant altitude, basic pattern around the field. He was surprised at my ability to handle the plane (which made me feel good). I already had a firm grasp and feel for how to use the trifecta combination of rudder/aileron/elevator for my turns. Within a couple loops I was already banking turns as well as making some very pretty flat turns. He was ready to unplug me and let me have it until he saw me land.
Talk about coming in hot and high. I never crashed. Never had any damage. I was able to pull it off and have it under control by the end of the runway. I had to put wing skids...Continue Reading
Posted by WheelsUp | Nov 26, 2013 @ 03:35 PM | 1,321 Views
I loved working on the real ones. I also trained to run the engines and taxi. Taking one to the runup pad and doing takeoff power with all 4 engines was a little spooky....Continue Reading
Posted by John_G | Nov 26, 2013 @ 03:08 PM | 2,027 Views
Have a happy thanksgiving 2013.......As you join with your family and friends on this day,
Please include the less fortunate in your thoughts as you pray!

There are many among us who have no holiday fare,
In every corner of the world, there are homeless out there!

Perhaps, due to circumstances and through no fault of their own,
They now find themselves hungry, destitute and oh so alone!

In whatever prayer of thanks you offer; no matter what words you say,
Please add this simple verse - help someone else find their way!

"Lord, help me to help those who have nothing to celebrate today;
To make their lives better, please show me the way!"

If you put "self" aside each day for a moment or two,
Show compassion for others, you'll be amazed at the good you can do!

And, next year when you gather to give thanks once again,
You can say...

"Thanks for helping me make a difference Lord......
thank you Amen!"

Posted by gabe221 | Nov 26, 2013 @ 02:55 PM | 4,022 Views
I have a Plantraco microbutterfly the smallest r/c plane in the world!! You can carry it in a cigar box anywhere you go. It can fly anywhere you want to fly inside or out.
Posted by gabe221 | Nov 26, 2013 @ 02:38 PM | 3,726 Views
I recently bought some penny planes. Didn't think anyone offered them anymore. Stevens Aero is where I found them. My boys enjoy them.
Posted by Leadchucker | Nov 26, 2013 @ 02:20 PM | 4,673 Views
Fiddled with wing mount today and installed on the cabane. The garnet colour Gudebrod rod wrapping thread was perfect for the job. A total pain in the caboose to install but it's the original setup and I went with it for the second time round...again. The light wire and thread wrapping never gave me a seconds trouble even with the impressive thundering sounds like a crashing space ship DT landings. I added a couple photos of her and me in Denver doing our thing.
Posted by cloud_9 | Nov 26, 2013 @ 01:27 PM | 1,654 Views
This is from the web site for Hot Slots

Understanding R/C Brushless Motor Ratings

kV Ratings

Ok, lets start with kV ratings. The letters kV stand for the the RPM of your motor per volt with no load. For example if you own a brushless motor with a kV rating of 4600 and 12V. Take the 4600, multiply by 12 to get 55,200 RPMs. This is the max RPMs that this motor can reach under no load. Once you get it inside your vehicle, this will come down due to friction.

Almost all brushless motors will have the kV ratings stamped somewhere on them. Some motors will have kV ratings on the motor can, others on the motor leads, but some you will only see on the motor�s spec sheet.

Ok. now you are this far, so what does this mean to you really?

A motor with a higher kV will have more top end speed, but not as much acceleration/torque.
A motor with a lower kV will not be as fast, but will accelerate faster.

So, now you can decide which one works best for your kind of racing. You have the room to really crank it up and reach top speeds? A higher kV will get you there. But maybe you are on a shorter track, and what you want is acceleration out of the corners, then look for a lower kV number. Still not sure which way to go? Try something in the middle!

Note: If motor heat is an issue then a lower kV rating with a higher voltage battery will give you the same effect.

The big thing to remember when using kV for your Brushless Motor Ratings is that your...Continue Reading
Posted by Romano Ramirez | Nov 26, 2013 @ 12:20 PM | 2,134 Views
NOV 23 RACE #4

Posted by Killerplanes | Nov 26, 2013 @ 11:21 AM | 1,549 Views
Another KillerPlanes Video!

HawkFighter 7 Crashproofing Gets Even Better (6 min 56 sec)

The Hawkfighter 7 with V.6 Crashproofing- absorbs high speed impacts and keeps flying! Get one at:


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Posted by davidterrell80 | Nov 26, 2013 @ 11:01 AM | 2,214 Views
I thought I would document some precedents.

There should be two contests per year, to facilitate the winter building seasons in the North and South Hemispheres, though open to all.

I will attach text files of thread "code" as I go.

Contest Phase 1 - Setup
In August (Odd-numbered contests) or February (Even-numbered)
-- Prepare the draft of the contest thread in your personal blog
-- Create the draft of a short Announcement thread in your personal blog
-- Create the thread in the Balsa Builder forum in the last few days of the month
-- Update the Announcement thread draft with the Contest thread URL and create posts
UK Regional http://www.rcgroups.com/united-kingdom-344/
AUS Regional http://www.rcgroups.com/australia-307/
South Africa Regional http://www.rcgroups.com/south-africa-365/
NZ Regional http://www.rcgroups.com/new-zealand-343/
Builders Workshop http://www.rcgroups.com/the-builders-workshop-131/
Electric Plane Talk http://www.rcgroups.com/electric-plane-talk-7/
Vintage and Old Timer Designs http://www.rcgroups.com/vintage-and-...r-designs-209/
Fuel Plane Talk http://www.rcgroups.com/fuel-plane-talk-31/
-- Announce the Contest on the Facebook Pages of the prominent RC magazines and sellers of Balsa.
AMA https://www.facebook.com/modelaviation
Model Airplane News https://www.facebook.com/ModelAirplaneNews
Flying Models https://www.facebook.com/flyingmodels
Fly RC https://www.facebook.com/flyrcmagazine
RC Model World https://www.facebook.
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Posted by theimacman | Nov 26, 2013 @ 10:51 AM | 4,623 Views
My first FPV RC the Hubsan FPV X4. This is a great entry-level RTF FPV quadcopter, perfect for those looking to get into FPV or just practice FPV indoors or in small outdoor areas.

Hubsan FPV X4 (H107D) - Review and Flight (7 min 18 sec)

Beginnger's Guide:
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