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Posted by patolin | Nov 28, 2013 @ 08:33 PM | 1,745 Views
Last week, I received my new addition to my little big fleet. Its a V911 RTF heli, from www.tmart.com.

Buying from www.tmart.com gives you 2 advantages: a) Low prices and b) A USA warehouse, which means free shipping (the same free shipping of some china-based sites) and faster deliveries.... just my 2 cents

The unit comes in a nice package. A little box (arround 30x30x10cm), contains all the items needed to flight. Also, the box is very sturdy, protecting the unit in the travel from the warehouse, to your front door.



For the record, the shipping time, from the USA warehouse, to Cuenca, Ecuador, was less than 2 weeks. cheap and fast.

This heli is perfect for the newbie, for people who wants to try helicopters, and dont want to make a hole in their pockets (or clear their bank accounts). For $40.52 (shipping included) you get this items:
  • V911 Helicopter
  • 2.5Ghz transmitter
  • 2 1S/150mAh batteries
  • USB battery charger, 2 batteries at the time
  • 1 full set of spare propellers

As you see, its a RTF package. You only need to add 6 AA batteries for the transmitter, and you are ready to go.



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Posted by cloud_9 | Nov 28, 2013 @ 07:10 PM | 1,818 Views
Drill Bit Sizes for Screws and Taps
(from Great Planes Dead Center Engine Mount Hole Locator package)

Drill Sizes for Sheet Metal Screws
Screw === Pilot Hole
#2 --- 1/16"
#4 --- 3/32" or 5/64"
#6 --- 7/16
#8 --- 1/8"

Drill Bit Sizes for Tapping
Bolt === Pilot Hole
2-56 --- 5/64"
4-40 --- 3/32"
6-32 --- 7/64"
8-32 --- 9/64"
10-24 --- 5/32"
10-32 --- 5/32"
1/4-20 --- 13/64"
Posted by joego | Nov 28, 2013 @ 06:45 PM | 1,281 Views
New here just wanted to say hello. I recently retired and now finally am getting a chance to enjoy the RC aircraft hobbies I have wished for from childhood. Hi everyone joe.
Posted by CyberJay | Nov 28, 2013 @ 04:47 PM | 4,542 Views
I thought this looked like a pretty neat helicopter. I'd been thinking about a 450Pro DFC but when this came out, that is exactly what I wanted. Turns out, it's a monster. Really scared me the first couple times I flew it because of how fast it was. It's much faster than even my Blade 500x. After a week or so I got used to it. Now I love it, except for the flight times.

I ditched the 3GX and used a BeastX instead. I also had some problems with tail wag at extremely high speed. To fix it I kinda threw everything at the problem all at once. Cost a few bucks, but there's no wag now.

The Dominator is spec'd like this:

Align:
T-rex 450L Dominator combo
(3) DS-430M cyclic servos
460MX Brushless motor (1800kv)
Alloy tail servo mount
Extra torque tube bearing

Spektrum:
DX8 transmitter
AR7200BX receiver/flybarless system with satellite receiver

Hobby King:
Yep 45a ESC

Castle Creations:
CCBEC

Turnigy:
Nanotech 6s1p 1300mah 45c lipos

RJX Hobby:
FS0391T mini tail servo

KDE:
Performance tail upgrade v3

Edge:
353mm Flybarless carbon fiber main blades
60mm Carbon fiber tail blades

WS Deans:
Ultra plugs

Carbon fiber tail push rod
Posted by live4java | Nov 28, 2013 @ 04:43 PM | 1,979 Views
A couple of people have asked me how I carry my QX350 or B400 to the field on a motorcycle. For the Micro class Heli's, it's a no brainer. They're small enough to fit in a backpack easy, along with a TX. But the "Mini" class birds are too big to fit in a pack.

My initial thought was just to get a frame pack that was big enough to fit the B400's case. Which worked, mostly, but the case I got for the QX350 was too big in cross section to fit into the pack I'd purchased.

That left the luggage carrier on the F800GT. I'd been thinking of attaching a frame, but realized that with a little padding on the rack itself, and good cross strapping, it would be fine - even on the freeway.

I'm usually flying at a local school, but I've taken the QX350 down to the Marina to shoot some video there and it went without moving even a smidge.

Anyway . . .
Posted by angelo_belgium | Nov 28, 2013 @ 02:28 PM | 1,594 Views
Last week I build a new plane for the indoor sessions.
Its a downsizing of the plan from herehttp://www.jivaro-models.org/micro_r...icrorafale.htm
excepted for the wing which is one KFM profile.
It is made with all the components from the remains of one old flying wing : the Ticky.
It uses one Feigao 3200kV with 3S 350mAh, 3x2 propeller, two 4.5gr servo and one corona 4ch receiver.
All made out of 3mm depron.
Final weight is 99.2gr (including 36gr of lipo, wingspan is about 30cm. It means 9gr/dm²
First flight will be this saturday.


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Posted by Penoff | Nov 28, 2013 @ 12:22 PM | 1,724 Views
This time a nice sunset, panoramic view closer to the city center and on the second day some fun with more speed, altitude and maneuvers. I still need to work on vibration dampening and better balancing. Another video with more dangerous flying coming soon. It will show flying through building, flying in quite a lot of fog, flying over water and near sailing ship.

Spidex V2 - Varna, Bugaria (6 min 42 sec)

Posted by John_G | Nov 28, 2013 @ 10:50 AM | 2,243 Views
Once again our glad thankgivings
Rise before our Fathers's throne,
As we try to count the blessings
Of the year so swifty flown


As we trace the wondrous workings of
His wisdom, power, and love,
And unite our "Holy, Holy!"
With the seraphim above.



He has blessed our favored country
With a free and bounteous hand;
Peace and plenty in our borders,
Liberty through all our land.


And although our sins and follies,
Oft provoked Him to His face,
Mercy still restrains His judgements,
And prolongs our day of grace.



As we gather round our firesides
On this new Thanksiving Day,
Time would fail to count the blessings,
They have followed all our way.


Grace sufficient, help and healing,
Prayer oft answered at our call;
and the best of all our blessings,
Christ Himself, our all in all.



While we love to "count the blessings,"
Grateful for the year that's gone,
Faith would sweep a wider vision,
Hope would gaze yet further on.


For the signals all around us
Seem with one accord to say,
"Christ is coming soon to bring us
Earth's last, best Thanksgiving Day!"


Posted by RCSOHO | Nov 28, 2013 @ 09:20 AM | 2,212 Views
40g ESC Worm Electronic Retractable Landing Gear

In the following dimensions: the weight of the plastic slider 32 grams, the weight of

the metal slider is 40 grams!

The drawback is that the plastic slider violent landing, the slider is easy to burst in the

elimination of the current basic state.

Upgraded version of the current metal slider, it radically improved this shortcoming!

Other features:

10 seconds automatic power protection designed to prevent burn out circuit overload

Dual shock design full protection gear

Size: 65.8 * 35.1 * 25.1mm

2.59 * 1.38 * 1.0inch

Stroke: 90 °

Torque: 2.5kg-cm

Speed​​: 1.8s/60 °

Operating voltage: 4.8V-6.0V

Tips: This gear has 2 specifications, one is loaded 3.0MM wire landing gear, a gear

is mounted 4.0MM wire, make sure that your landing gear wire diameter and then

decide what model to buy suitable !

Link:

http://www.rcsoho.com/40g-esc-worm-e...mm-p-4751.html



Posted by RCSOHO | Nov 28, 2013 @ 09:17 AM | 2,173 Views
GPS folding bracket zero / (YS X4 X6 accessories) Universal Multi-axis machine

Link:

http://www.rcsoho.com/gps-folding-br...ne-p-4647.html



Posted by RCSOHO | Nov 28, 2013 @ 09:14 AM | 2,692 Views
Universal 2 Axis Brushless Gimbal Controller BGC v2.1( Russia)

Features:

- With latest official V2.1 firmware

- Firmware upgrade is supported when newer official version firmwares available

For more information and trouble shooting, please refer to developer's

official website: http://www.simplebgc.com/eng/downloads/

Specifications:

Weight: 17g (including sensor and wire)

Main board size: 50 x 50mm

Power input: max 4S/ 16.8V (12V/ 3S is suggested)

Installation hint: Sensor chips side facing UP.

* Please be aware that parameter setting of gimbal controller requires great patience and

experience, and the performance of your controller greatly depends on its setting. We

may not able to provide guidance on tuning of your system for this gimbal controller.

Link:

http://www.rcsoho.com/universal-2-ax...ia-p-4389.html


Posted by RCSOHO | Nov 28, 2013 @ 09:07 AM | 3,674 Views
BGC 3.1 3-Axis FPV Brushless Gimbal Controller Driver with 3rd Axis Expansion Board

Features:


- Two-axis brushless gimbal driver

- Adopts MOS tube drive, with larger current

- Support 2-8 series gimbal motor

- Peak current 10A

- With IIC interface

Specifications:

Size: 5*5cm

Driver: MOS tube

Max.working current: 10A

Continuous working current: 5A

Support 2-8 series brushless motor(Gopro to RED cameras)

Firmware: BGC Russian

Net weight: 15g(with sensor and cable)

Link:

http://www.rcsoho.com/bgc-31-3axis-f...rd-p-4771.html



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Posted by Jammarson02 | Nov 28, 2013 @ 07:30 AM | 1,696 Views
I'm going to try to get some flight time in today, I hope my extra batteries come in soon so that I can at least I can fly and charge for longer flight times !

I wish everyone a very happy thanksgiving.

One of the things I'm thankful for is all of you ! Without you guys ( and gals ) my flight yesterday would not have been possible.
Posted by shigetyann | Nov 28, 2013 @ 06:39 AM | 4,563 Views
Hi all.
I maidened my Polaris, an amphibious seaplane.
She flies fantastic from low speed to high, like jet plane.
I love her flying with deep angle flare.

Shige
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Nov 28, 2013 @ 01:27 AM | 2,922 Views
The early days of air travel, the vehicles & the crashes are an interesting read. It was as dangerous as it looked. There are no detailed descriptions of the accidents but engine failures seemed to abound. There were lots of water landings when engines failed. Water landings were usually fatal.

Gizmodo only covered Imperial Airways, which was real primitive. Your ride as an Imperial Airways passenger, on the very 1st flights in 1924 would have been this:




The De Havilland DH34. Early adopting was really early adopting in those days. The pilot sat outside. 1 engine was all you would ever need. The entire airline fleet amounted to 6 planes. If you were unlucky enough to be flying on Dec 24, 1924, you wouldn't have made it presumably because the 1 engine died shortly after takeoff, but there were no flight data recorders in those days.


In 1926, your ride was upgraded to the new & improved



Handley Page W.8. Those were real radiators with real antifreeze, exhaust manifolds, & oil pans hanging off the struts. At least it was easy to see if an oil line was broken, which they often were. It was quite large for a biplane. The pilot sat outside, behind the nose, all the better to reinforce if they were heading towards the ground.

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Posted by crash-man | Nov 27, 2013 @ 11:22 PM | 2,166 Views
What Does The Swede Say?

After a short delay due to technical difficulties beyond our control, we finally got our 238th installment of the show off and running. This week we are without Karl, but we pick up David Windestål from FliteTest! We had a great time visiting with our favorite Swede and talked about all kinds of stuff RC and, well, OTHER stuff, too! LoL

A couple of reminders:

1. If you haven't already done so, be sure to check out our "Sponsor Gift Program" over at AllThingsCrash. It a great way to support our show, as well as have an opportunity to get one of three cool gifts!

2. If you've been wanting to snag one of my "OPQ" Frames, you can get it from ReadyToFlyQuads, as Witespy has exclusive distribution rights to this great Quadcopter Frame. When you're there, be sure to pick up everything else you need for this project all from one convenient website!



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NEXT LIVE SHOW - Please consider popping in sometime to our LIVE audio stream of the show every Wednesday night at 7pm Central. You'll get to hear the show as it happens, mistakes and all, but best of all you get to participate in the Post Show that never gets aired.

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Posted by Jack Crossfire | Nov 27, 2013 @ 10:36 PM | 2,693 Views
Posted by Prof100 | Nov 27, 2013 @ 09:28 PM | 5,243 Views
Finished wing bags and coversfor vertical and horizontal stab.
  • $23 a roll for 24” wide. Reflectix 3/16” thick. 25 feet long.
  • 22.25” wide by 94” piece for each wing bag.
  • Regular sewing machine with straight stitch and longest stitch.
  • Thread was simple, everyday mending thread.
  • Woodpecker is used to puncture the bubble wrap that's sandwiched between the foil. Woodpecker is used over carpet or cutting board. Do both sides twice and inboard enough to allow insulation material to fit under the shoe.
  • Don't forget Sewing 101 and to properly engage the bobbin thread with needle thread. And, lock the stitch by going back and forth using the reverse switch on the sewing machine. Never used a sewing machine just google the make and model in Youtube and there will be endless how to videos.
  • Must push and pull through sewing machine.
The inspiration video for making the bags is courtesy of estrickland1.
How to Make a Wing Bag, wing cover. (23 min 19 sec)(23 min 19 sec)
Posted by Jammarson02 | Nov 27, 2013 @ 09:09 PM | 1,381 Views
Hooray For Me ! I got it off the ground ! Not the most stable flight , but not bad IMHO . My son took video of it, but he also lost it somehow. Darn !

You All have been a big help to me in my first flight ! I definitely need a bigger space to do it in ( my living room is very small ) but not bad, nothing broken, but that bearing for the rear tail rotor is TINY and hard to find.

Again thank you all.
Posted by electricrc68 | Nov 27, 2013 @ 08:12 PM | 2,544 Views
Makes for a nice distraction on the side of your page. Its even in a pattern!