New Products Flash Sale
Posted by JordanKeyes | Today @ 10:45 PM | 1 Views
WLToys Q272 Nano Hexacopter Review! (courtesy Everbuying) (8 min 4 sec)

This is the first nano hex I've taken a look at, and it's definitely not a bad one! The range is a bit short, and the battery doesn't last quite long enough, but it's a lot of fun!

WLToys Q272:
Posted by xviper | Today @ 10:35 PM | 2 Views
This is just to document the arrival and introduction of my new plane into the fleet - will mostly be photos and video(s).
Here is the comparison of the box size. With the exception of my Eflite Carbon Z Cub, the Freewing Eurofighter V2 comes in the largest box so far. Being in Canada, SN Hobbies in New Westminter, BC, offered one of the best deals on this plane. Shipping was free to Calgary and was sent via FedEx. I could have gotten it a bit cheaper ($28.00 less) from Hobby Alley in Edmonton because of their 5% MAAC discount. They don't stock PNP models of this plane and had to do a special order. SN had stock, so that's what I went with.
Buying online directly from Horizon Hobby would have pushed the price to just under $1100.00. No thanks.
Posted by benedikt | Today @ 07:57 PM | 205 Views
the Micro Motor Museum (8 min 2 sec)

Do you need any ideas for building a micro?
Please ask here
Posted by ddoucette | Today @ 07:46 PM | 217 Views
This is a short video of a flight with my RocHobby F16 using a Mobius for a view from the wing.. This video was taken before the rudder modification. You'll notice on landing approach I tilt the plane to correct my heading (so I don't fly into my legs). That is because this model has no rudder. I'm in the process of adding a rudder and some other modifications. Once those are complete, I'll be able to get some new footage up. Until then, enjoy.

RocHobby F-16 (1 min 44 sec)

Posted by TDRacing13 | Today @ 07:38 PM | 223 Views
Hi folks, I wanted to share my review of the MJX X901 Nano Hexacopter. The MJX X900 and the X901 are the smallest of a series of hexacopters recently released by MJX R/C. The model that we will be looking at today was purchased from and is referred to as the X901 because it features the smaller nano transmitter. I have to say that this one actually disappointed me, it seems as though MJX was more concerned with making a tiny hexacopter than with making a good flying hexacopter. Now donít get me wrong the fit and finish is great, but the flight characteristicís leave allot to be desired. Who else has tested this model? What's your opinion?

Thanks for watching

MJX X901 Nano Hexacopter Review (8 min 27 sec)

Purchase Links:
MJX X900 (larger transmitter)-
MJX X901 (As reviewed)-
Posted by ddoucette | Today @ 06:52 PM | 275 Views
One of my favorite parts of flying is attempting scale(ish) maneuvers. Take offs and landings especially so. This makes having a rudder rather important which is why I decided to get started on it today. Since this plane already just uses foam hinges, I figured I would do the same for the rudder. First, I measured the thickness of the foam hinge on the horizontal stabilizer...

Then I compared that to the thinest portion of the rudder. The difference will tell me how much foam I can cut away safely. Yes, I took this photo afterwards but I did measure before I cut.

This means I have about 2mm of foam I can cut away at the thinnest part of the rudder.

Before I get going, one last look...

...Continue Reading
Posted by rmmc | Today @ 05:31 PM | 360 Views
Enjoying this Yak 54 lately. I can't do it justice but it is a blast to fly anyway. I lost my old Brio and needed to have something to throw around the sky.
Posted by Old Blade Man | Today @ 04:44 PM | 396 Views
picture of fc for Hubsan available for trade
Posted by Capt_Kitt | Today @ 03:59 PM | 456 Views
Tooling around with my faux WWI biplane 'Eddie".
Cartoon Biplane Fun (0 min 38 sec)

Posted by Punkie | Today @ 03:16 PM | 490 Views
The bring and buy is always worth a visit, Almost everything you can think of will be on sale preused....Continue Reading
Posted by samteeeee | Today @ 03:10 PM | 500 Views
My latest and biggest project, created to answer questions like "Whats the most popular ESC right now?", or "Where can i find a taranis in stock?", or "How can i create a build list". I present to you:

The site currently (Sept 2015) has 220 registered users and 450 parts, these numbers are constantly rising.

Over the next few days i'll be launching a new feature: Prices within build lists, stay tuned for that!
Posted by ddoucette | Today @ 01:57 PM | 894 Views
Here you can see how I used simple painters (blue) tape and flat white paint to make these stand out. Although I used some hobby paint, that isn't necessary. I believe most spray paints will work as well...

Thanks again to P40flyer for posting his work which inspired me to paint mine as well.
Posted by ddoucette | Today @ 01:27 PM | 1,333 Views
I took my RocHobby F16 to my local Lowes hardware store and had them scan the two colors on it. Here are photos of the scanned paint for those in the US with Lowes and want some matching paint.

If you have matching paint from other sources (model paint or another hardware store that scans) please list them here so we can share the knowledge.

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Today @ 01:12 PM | 1,460 Views
Here is a little video for our new-found friends in State College PA and for all the IMAC pilots really. The State College Remote Control Club is awesome and is now a great asset to the North-East IMAC Community. Now, this is a HUGE field. It's great to have the opportunity to fly with so many GA pilots and to see all the full scale planes coming and going during an event. We had a blast and can't wait until next year. A special thanks to Jon Guizar and all the SCRC Club members for hosting a first-class event. It's pleasure to fly with you all. Best contest in forever!!! Fair skies and calm breezes to you all. I hope you enjoy the vid that's a tribute to all of you!

SCRC IMAC 2015 WITH FREESTYLE (3 min 50 sec)

Posted by theimacman | Today @ 12:03 PM | 2,047 Views
The FPV Nano QX is a great way to get into the FPV hobby.

Blade - FPV Nano QX - Review and Flight (16 min 31 sec)

Posted by Rook62 | Today @ 11:13 AM | 2,196 Views
These twins were built for a customer who wanted 2 of the exact same ZMR's.

ZMR250 full carbon fiber frame
Overcraft V4 PDB with LC filter
CC3D flight controller running OP 15.02.02 fw with Oneshot125
RTFQ 20A ESC running BLHeli 14.02 with Damped Light enabled
RCX 2205 2350kv motors
TS5823 5.8ghz 200mW 32 channel vtx
700 TVL CCD WDR camera
Lost vehicle...Continue Reading
Posted by ddoucette | Today @ 11:00 AM | 2,227 Views
Out of the box, the RocHobby F16 has an odd front landing wheel. For some reason, the front landing gear has a forward rake. Basically, the axle is ahead of the strut mount point. This results in well documented issues with landing and taxiing.

I tried to straighten out the front gear and give the wheel some rearward rake. If you have a vice, that would make this easier. I don't so I used a pair of pliers to straighten out the top portion (that inserts into the strut mount). I also used an x-acto handle to go into the spiral of the spring portion and tried to get the axle to bend further back. It looks like I was able to get the axle behind the strut mount point by about a centimeter.

Here are a few photos. It isn't perfect as you'll see. The spring does touch the fuselage so it could be better.
Posted by ddoucette | Today @ 10:55 AM | 2,222 Views
This was a surprise for me. I wasn't sure what to expect regarding stalls from this model. I've tested it a few times now because I'm just amazed at what this thing does when you stall it. .

So to test it, I bring it up to about three mistakes high, cut the throttle and begin to pull back on the elevator and try to keep the wings level. I try to hold it at a similar angle of attack as when you flare during landings until I can pull all the way back while keeping that angle. Then watch the stall do it's thing.

I'm running a gyro (AS3X) when I did it with this F16 and I didn't know what to expect. I can tell you though, I didn't expect it to simply drop it's nose.. Perfect! I don't think the gyro helped during the stall since there isn't enough air going across the control surfaces to matter. That's why it is a stall. It might have helped though in the brief moment between stalls to keep her level until the stall repeated. Either way, dropping the nose on a stall is a thing of beauty and to do it on this edf impressed me. I also have a Freewing P51 with a gyro in it and when it stalls, you fall out of the sky like there is a brick at the end of a string tied to your wingtip. It's... exhilarating. Thankfully, this F16 isn't.

If anyone has tested their setup for stall characteristics, I'd be interested to know what your experience has been and if you also had a gyro or not.