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Posted by Bunnyshooter223 | Yesterday @ 11:32 PM | 122 Views
So i mailed an item to Alaska in an envelope. It must have gotten ripped open during USPS handling and sorting. So it has been lost or stolen by USPS (it sounded like lost).

My customer only got the envelope... nothing in it. Wow

I have never had a problem with envelopes. In hindsight a box may have been better (especially going long distances) because the item(s) was not flat like paper.



Now i am waiting on PayPal so i can refund the customer's money. It may take a few days to even refund the money because i cannot use my bank card for refunds via Paypal and must take another step. Gr8 m8....

Well, i am thankful my customer has been cool about this so far. I really have never had any problems with USPS but this incident and...
...recently i had an order incoming (to me) via USPS that was 4 days late! It finally arrived today--but i was sure worried after seeing it travel backwards between nearby distribution centers ...and today hearing about my Alaska shipping incident.

It looks like Ground shipping does not get the same treatment as Priority, far as i can tell. Both of these were Ground or basic shipments

Good day y'all
Posted by Blaze0021 | Yesterday @ 11:04 PM | 158 Views
In 1080p 60fps - Best viewed in fullscreen. This is the maiden flight of my Eflite Extra 300 1.3m wingspan BNF Basic. Not only is it my first flight with this amazing machine, it's also my first time being chased and recorded by a drone (thanks Jeff). Given that we aren't pros I think it turned out pretty well!

Eflite Extra 300 1.3m BNF Basic Maiden Flight with GoPro Drone Chase (4 min 7 sec)

My Eflite Extra 300 1.3m is completely stock. Powered by a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C lipo, weighing in at 240 grams. CG was set rearmost to 100mm from the leading edge of the main wing at the fuselage. Flight Timer was set to 3 minutes as recommended by the manual. Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter at 100% rates and 30% expo on all control surfaces.

Jeff's Drone is a Diatone GT-M530, Ethik S3 props, Frisky R9M Rx, VAS Ion antenna, Frisky Taranis Tx with R9 Long Range Module, GoPro Session 5.

Thanks for the video capture Jeff!

And as always, thanks for watching!
Posted by Libelle201B | Yesterday @ 10:28 PM | 546 Views
Way back when I was a young teen I built the Astro Flight Malibu, it was I think my second rc glider. It met itís fate on the very first flight being I was an absolute novice with no guidance whatsoever on how to control an rc glider. I convinced my dad to take me to the highest dune of sorts along the beach (not very high at all) not very far from home, there was a very good wind, my recollection about 20 mph or more. Dad launches glider into the wind and it immediately noses up, rolls to the left and crashes into the Australian pines not very far behind the dune, so much for the Malibu I eventually learned to fly an rc glider with the Astro Flight Monterey a year or two later via histart with no guidance, (1970-71 approx). RCG Classified had a Malibu for sale so I jumped on it, bring back the Malibu you never got to successfully fly as a youngster. The kit arrived very qickly, thank you sender. Anyways the picture on the face of the package resembles what I vaguely remember from way back in maybe 1969 or so. I remember building a fully sheeted wing at the time with rubber band attachment, this kit was obviously a revised kit by Astro Flight a few years later encorporating their new design technology ie the Monterey, two piece wing with metal joiner, open wing structure, my guess not even the original airfoil, this one being the Eppler 387. In any event itís all cool, my new Malibu will fly again, successfully I hope after close to 40 years
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 08:51 PM | 234 Views
Ripit R2.8

Video uploading ...
Finally did not Rip the wing ( off the fuse )
I used some foam safe cyno as it soaks into the foam , should distribute load better ( launch load ) .
That thick wing was maybe a mistake ..
The R2.8 does not like to push thru a breeze at all .
In the video you can hear the breeze pick up and the R2.8 simply can not fly forward , but rather side slips !
Makes tuning tricky when the wind pushes the R2.8 around ..
But after the cam battery gave out I put in more of a neutral Elevator setting and the trim looks to be better .

Video

Ripit Revision 2 8 (5 min 38 sec)

Posted by Libelle201B | Yesterday @ 07:58 PM | 743 Views
Havenít flown either glider in quite a while, both thermal gliders primarily, slope capable but not really designed for strong wind or aerobatics. The day was zilch for slope lift really so I brought a very anemic upstart to use on the west side of the hill. There we have a fairly large flat area to launch north or south using winch or histart. First to fly was the Ka 8. Although I had made forward cg adjustments quite a while back that really helped stabilize in pitch I decided to add just a bit more for safety/comfort. 1/2 oz my guess. The launches were very amemic maybe 35-40 feet max, a real bummer but gave me enough altitude to get a feel for her again. The pitch was way too sensitive I discovered, maybe it was because I had used the innermost hole on the control horn instead of the outermost hole? Making that adjustment created a whole new glider, everything was very smooth in pitch. A couple more uneventful anemic launches had me rolling up the anemic histart and headed over to the north side of the hill where the buzzards seemed to be congregating along with a very fickle northerly breeze. Slope soaring on such days is a fools errand, you will do a lot of walking to retrieve your glider well below the hill top, trust me So, timing your hand launch is critical, where are the buzzards, small hawks or even swallows swooping in to get a meal of insects drawn up by the updrafts, has the breeze shifted, and in what direction? Things to consider before you take another...Continue Reading
Posted by basslord1124 | Yesterday @ 01:44 PM | 353 Views
I had been wanting a transmitter glove for a while so I could do some RC stuff in the winter. Well I finally obtained one here recently and even though I've only used it once, it has proven to be a great investment. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to do some RCing in the cold temperatures. The one I got was made by a company called SENREAL and can be purchased on Amazon for under $20. Here is a link to the product and my video review:


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JZ4KJ1V..._jX1yCbB57HS39

SENREAL Warm Transmitter Glove Product Review (4 min 57 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Yesterday @ 01:42 PM | 365 Views
Best VTX Yet? Third Video Transmitter Review in our Micro FPV Drone Parts-VTX Series. This one is the EWRF e708TM3 Pro (US Version), 800mW Max output Power! Full features review, ouput powers tested, and and side-by-side videos of fights at Min (25 mW) and Max (800 mW) output powers.
MICRO FPV DRONE PARTS-VTX EWRF e708TM3 Pro (12 min 16 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Yesterday @ 12:49 PM | 375 Views
Super windy flight on my Durafly T-28
#HKWEEKLYWRAP
WINDY FLIGHT! NEW Durafly T-28 Trojan Flying! Naval Aviation Centennial Edition 1100mm HobbyKing (4 min 51 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 11:21 AM | 379 Views
Glue & Fly Series - F-22 Mini V3(B) - Maiden Flight!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnThEit8DmA

The "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V3B is Complete!
Now it's time to perform the Maiden Flight!
The Wind is shifting from NW to SW at 4-7mph with gust to 10mph.
The forecast Wind was supposed to be 3-5mph.


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by Merch | Yesterday @ 09:34 AM | 616 Views
Personal electric flying "sports car" EVTOL - manned flight (4 min 37 sec)




Dangerous but very cool indeed
Posted by sorrifpv | Yesterday @ 06:12 AM | 464 Views
Hey guys!
This is my first vlog, let me know what you think!
I'm mostly using instagram but trying to start with youtube aswell!
Take a look at my IG: https://www.instagram.com/sorrifpv/

Thanks!

My Mavic Air CRASHED! New FPV Freestyle Spot! VLOG (3 min 52 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 01:51 AM | 614 Views
One of my viewers asked me to put a video together showing my planes and how I store them. So.....I did. This system has worked quite well for me for a couple of years now. Hope it gives you some ideas on how to arrange planes in your hangar.

How To Store Radio Controlled Planes (4 min 31 sec)

Posted by Nobleman | Feb 14, 2019 @ 08:23 PM | 749 Views
Hello friends! I am here with a whole different set up. I have your posts and have come to find out that they are completely different from mine. I enjoy building and flying rc helicopters. However, all my helicopters were made from materials I could find around me. Over here in Nigeria buying helicopter kits is like somehow not easy and besides I am still a student, but i have passion for building and flying. This made me build from things around me, my helis are all home-made. Here in my blog i will be explaining how I build rc helicopters from scratch. Feel free to ask me any question I will gladly answer them.
Posted by bnrusso | Feb 14, 2019 @ 08:11 PM | 778 Views
Updated 2/14/2019

This is how to update firmware for 4in1 modules. I own 2 types at this time.
Since there are several modules and a few ways to update I will try to cover what I know and I hope you will help. My goal is to try to add whatever helps to have a step by step approach to do any type.
For reference I followed Pascal Langer's process. HERE:https://github.com/pascallanger/DIY-...iling_STM32.md



T-12 4-in-1 V 1.2
Since I was first successful with this one I will start here.
The version should be determined first.
AFAIK there are currently 2 versions of the PC board. V1.1 and V1.2
I had to open the case to determine my PCB version.
If you don't have to remove the PCB coax connector then don't. These types of connectors can give out after a few disconnects and re-connects.
The V1.2 already has an active mini USB port and it can be updated via that port without any jumpers or soldering.
The only tool I used was a miniUSB to my windows 10 PC
Plugging into this port activates the Boot 0 and makes it ready to update.
My 4in1 showed up in my device manager as Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge (Com6)
I was able to upload the new firmware with the module out of the TX

I started with the Pascal's Preparation step and followed every step
Install arduino ide, upgrade Java, follow the downloaded the multiprotocol source by clicking on the HERE in step i.........
When I got to the upload step this is whatTools looked like just before UPLOAD.
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Posted by Sammy70 | Feb 14, 2019 @ 06:39 PM | 848 Views
The new Artizan V2 sport plane from Parkzone