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Posted by d0uglas | Today @ 11:22 AM | 43 Views
Oh man if I could parlay my RC addiction into something that produces enough cash to cover my rent and to replace my wrecked airplanes... I've got the hang of flying, I've got the hang of filming, I've got the hang of editing. But I've made a hundred videos and only have 49 subscribers, not even close to bother turning on ads. I'd like to shove my fledgling channel into search visibility, which might take a thousand subs after which I suspect it becomes much easier to accumulate more.

Take Flyin' Ryan. This guy makes simple RC review videos, the format generally is several minutes split in half, the first half talking about the plane or helicopter or drone (usually drones), and then he flies the thing in a small room, banging around the walls in a lighthearted, comical and endearing way.

Silverlit - Pico Falcon (2015 World's Smallest RC Helicopter) - Review and Flight (7 min 56 sec)

That video has 2.6M views, a no-budget video of a tiny Radio Shack-tier heli. No script, not much editing involved; it might take maybe, I don't know, three hours to produce a clip from unboxing to posting. However long it takes him it's definitely less than I spend on a single two minute clip. I go crazy trying to perfect everything. Here's my desk working on my next video. Overkill, I know, and proof of no return on excessive editing; but I'm a bit OCD.

If he monetized that well, that single seven minute video might have already made him in the neighborhood of five...Continue Reading
Posted by epoxyearl | Today @ 11:11 AM | 45 Views
This ought to be interesting...AMA is offering Insurance to Commercial Drone Pilots while performing their 'Official Duties'.

I wonder if this works like the non- existent Insurance offered to current members that collect AFTER your Homeowner's Insurance has paid all they will be responsible for ???
I did hear that one guy got around $1100 from AMA (token payment ?), after a $20k loss was covered by his Primary Insurance...

I'm just guessing here, because AMA won't release the actual numbers, but I would imagine AMA has collected a couple of mil in insurance payments, wouldn't you guess ? And there it was, in Black and White- an $1100 dollar pay-out !

All is well with the World.
Posted by thijs slotman | Today @ 07:54 AM | 135 Views
just having some fun flying while there is snow out haha:
bugs 3 snow flight! Gotta keep flying! (6 min 25 sec)

Posted by Barts_Hangar | Today @ 06:12 AM | 213 Views
Check out this beautiful giant scale model of the famous "Fieseler Storch" flying at the BRCM annual Warbirds over the Bay event.
Don't forget to subscribe for more videos coming your way!
Beautiful Fieseler Storch flight (BRCM Warbirds over the Bay) | GIANT SCALE RC PLANE FLYING MODEL (3 min 17 sec)

Posted by Matt tipton | Today @ 05:59 AM | 226 Views
1 2 3 your out. (3 min 35 sec)

Posted by TommyClancy | Today @ 04:14 AM | 265 Views
Hello! Having difficulties locating your CG? here's what you can do just click on this link to see the video
How to locate your CG? (2 min 12 sec)

Posted by martint_1976 | Today @ 04:10 AM | 272 Views
BYOD have just had the opportunity to build the almighty Strix Goblin for one of our good customers!

We are used the following hardware / setup;

-Stock STRIX Goblin propulsion system (Motor/ESC) w/ APC-E 6x4 Prop and Gensace 4S 4000mAh 25C Lipo
-Eagle Tree Vector Autopilot /OSD w/ GPS
-Runcam Swift v2 Camera w/ 2.3mm 150FOV Lens
-ImmersionRC 2.4Ghz 700mW Video Tx (supplied by customer, we used our ImmersionRC 5.8Ghz 25mW w/ Spironet Antenna for test flying)
-2.4Ghz Cloverleaf Antenna
-TBS Crossfire Long Range Tx & TBS Crossfire 8ch Diversity Rx
- FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Radio

The Strix Goblin model flies extremely well, very smooth with a wide speed envelope and has docile handling near the stall. However it's important to make sure that your control throws, expo, CofG and reflex are set up accurately, follow the manuals recommendations. We feel that more experienced pilots could handle a little more control throw, starting with the recommended is a great place to start.

We were impressed with the material quality and fitment of the air frame parts. The finish on the foam wings is fantastic and could be prepared very quickly if you wanted to paint them. The servo's, control horns and push rods are ample for the job, but we would recommend using loctite (non permanent normally blue in colour) on the push rod stoppers for extra security. We found that a couple of the wing bolts did not line up perfectly, but the holes can be slightly enlarged to fix this...Continue Reading
Posted by readysetdrone | Yesterday @ 10:09 PM | 408 Views
Want to learn to fly a fixed wing RC airplane? Check out theXK A600. It has 5 channels, brushless motor and comes ready to fly!
RC Airplane Review - XK A600 Brushless (14 min 47 sec)

Posted by cuavlindy | Yesterday @ 09:17 PM | 423 Views
HOT FREEE SHIIPIN CUAV U-Blox NEO-M8N High Precision GPS For Pixhack Pixhawk PX4 APM Flight Controller

why not try ?

Posted by Whiskers | Yesterday @ 09:00 PM | 453 Views
On Sunday morning I had the joy of getting a new friend back on to RC flight after a very long time away from the hobby.
He comes from England and is now living here on the Sunshine Coast. As a youngster he had some experience with the planes his father built and flew.
I was impressed with how well he performed after such a time away from the sticks.
The plane I chose was my EasyFly glider, now very much modified and converted to be an FPV plane. It is the plane mentioned previously in this blog as having been rebuilt after a major crash.
It did not have the FPV pod installed for this session. I'm stupid, but not that stupid.
Anyway, I took the thing up to a good height and handed over the Tx. And he flew quite OK. This is a very easy plane to fly, a thing he commented on, but it was impressive that he did so well.
There was a bit of bad management on my part when I didn't resume control early enough and I had to land about 300 metres away with a sagging battery.
This distance is problematic for my ageing eyesight but no damage resulted.
I also flew Wedgetail, also mentioned previously. It is now fitted with new PVC landing gear.
The thing is quite a handful, being way over powered, short coupled and with large control surfaces. No nice relaxing flight time with this one.
Perhaps I found it a little daunting because I have not been flying recently. When I get back some form I'll probably be wondering why I had to really concentrate so to keep it on track.
It sure has an impressive rate of climb.
No doubt it also would have an impressive rate of decent which could easily end in planetary impact, and it was this that focused my attention.
The wind came up and put an end to the proceedings. But we'll be back.
Posted by UpNup | Yesterday @ 08:16 PM | 485 Views
The Ford Flivver 268 plans are tricky in places. The fin and rudder have details that have to be closely followed carefully.

The fin is 1/8 in. thick to build over the plans. When finished, you have to add 1/32 in. sheeting on both sides.

The rudder is 3/16 in. thick with extremely long and curved laminations. I made everything from cuts to sheeting. However the rudder has no sheeting.

The moment of truth is when the tail wheel bracket has to be inserted into a hole in the rudder and a trough has to be delicately run down the lower spine of the rudder. My alignment was off by only 1/16 in., but that threw the tail wheel off by 1/4 in. To resolve the problem, I could have re-soldered the bracket, but realized it could lead to new problems. I used a metal file to slim the top of the bracket insertion rod and cut the insertion hole on an angle. By gluing on a 1/64 in. plywood curved side, I covered where the bracket popped through the soft balsa.

There are two 1/8 in. dowel rods inserted into the bottom of the fin. Now, that means the 1/8 in. balsa rail gets cut through in two places! I cut the holes carefully and sliced the sides. Then I sanded flat the parts so that the sides didn’t bulge. I used CA to quickly fix the dowels.

When I put the 1/32 in. sheeting on, everything laid flat. I used yellow wood glue on the fin and it alarmed me when the balsa began to limber up. I moved quickly to glue both slides. I layed the glued fin on a Formica kitchen...Continue Reading
Posted by AJWoods | Yesterday @ 04:58 PM | 656 Views
Latest star wars build. Came out very light, so it flies super slow. Build thread with plans https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...rs-Snowspeeder

Snowspeeder Project (4 min 43 sec)

Posted by vwbsean | Yesterday @ 03:28 PM | 644 Views
Maiden flight done-cycled three batteries through it today...what a fun flyer ........very satisfied😀
Posted by Thomas B. | Yesterday @ 03:09 PM | 646 Views
Surprisingly, we had quite a lot of snow today.
Honk im Schnee (1 min 54 sec)

Posted by RustyK | Yesterday @ 02:54 PM | 665 Views
Hope everyone has been good and Santa brings you something to show off while at the flying field.

Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays and a Great New Year

Posted by Felipe Garcia | Yesterday @ 12:31 PM | 719 Views
P51 from littohot in flight
P51 Littohot (1 min 46 sec)

Posted by Absaroka | Yesterday @ 12:02 PM | 748 Views
Wanted to check out my new Mobius (Runcam died) so I flew the Valiant. Saving the Cub maiden for better weather!