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Posted by JohnVH | Jan 04, 2016 @ 11:44 AM | 2,084 Views
Posted by chiloschista | Jan 04, 2016 @ 11:39 AM | 2,615 Views
Hi ensemble,

I did an Mobius cam incliner mount for the Vortex 285.
It's made in 1.5mm fiberglass, cut on CNC router.

Weight is 20g. Considering the original plate is 7gr already, swapping it there are as little as 13g added to the front, plus 39g for the Mobius and a couple of grams for straps.

It mounts directly on the original layout.
Piloting cam holes are the same as original.

The Mobius lens is perfectly centered with the frame and tilted by 20°.

Pieces are simply glued with cyanoacrylate glue.

The original idea was to made it with an interchangeable angle plate. I could consider making few other with different angles if that one does not match well. I usually tilt the piloting cam about 20-30°.


P.s.: if there is interest I could consider making a batch, eventually in black fiberglass (no worth making it in carbon)....Continue Reading
Posted by unrauv | Jan 04, 2016 @ 10:27 AM | 2,232 Views
Hi All

I have added B-17F to my website. Its an advanced model so it could be quite a challenge for a beginner.

Vincent Unrau
Posted by Pacem_Lumine | Jan 04, 2016 @ 10:00 AM | 3,780 Views
I got a surprise today. One of the people I list items for forwarded me an e-mail from eBay complaining about "links" in the sale text. So I am going to fix that. Just remove them no big deal. It's amusing how it happened that's all.

So what precipitated such a message? At first, one might think it's eBay's fear of inappropriate materials, or the accidental breaking of some really big rule that they studiously or automatically enforce night and day.

It seems to have a little more depth in this case.

Many, many eBay sales and auctions have an informative off-site link of some kind and not all are directly about the precise item on sale. A goodly number if them are to documents and small blogs and other resources that help the prospective buyer know the products in general and make a better decision. That is what seems to have annoyed eBay here. (For various reasons, I don't care to blog on eBay -one being they claim Rights in the Terms to whatever you create)

A couple weeks after the blog entry about how to tell between New and Used Motors or parts, I got a message from an eBay member who was upset about that information being made available. Strange. I looked at his sale items and behold! several obviously used parts salvaged from 'drones' were advertised as New. Nice.. As we recall, New items don't have scratches and dust on them. OK so now I know who squeaked to eBay, and probably others too. At least this one seller though the article had hurt his...Continue Reading
Posted by Lucasberg | Jan 04, 2016 @ 08:33 AM | 3,110 Views
Posted by Akerman | Jan 04, 2016 @ 07:39 AM | 3,027 Views
I finally put my Fortune on a scale and was pleasantly surprised: 950 g! Thought I would be above 1 kg.
Still, there is a lot to gain (rather to lose!), so I started with the servos. Doesn't make sense to have two enormous standard servos in such a small boat.
So the sail servo was replaced by an old Hitec HS-225MG, the rudder servo by "some" 5 g metal gear digital servo. Luckily both seem to work fine with the unregulated 2S LiPo.. but let's wait for the first outing!
This reduced the AUW to 890 g..!
Posted by Akerman | Jan 04, 2016 @ 07:30 AM | 3,029 Views
The last race in the old year turned out quite windy. At least for a light wind specialist like the Fortune! Thanks god I made a B rig from the original mast.
This rig was still too much for the conditions, but surprisingly the Fortune was able to slowly make way upwind against the very rough water.
Downwind was an absolute blast, the Fortune surfing all the time at unbelievable speeds.
Ended up winning again, never thought this would happen in such windy conditions..!
Posted by MrSatoV | Jan 04, 2016 @ 07:16 AM | 4,042 Views
Posted by Akerman | Jan 04, 2016 @ 07:09 AM | 3,042 Views
In the meantime, I sailed the Fortune a lot and made some new sail sets from 25 g/m² mylar, almost too light..!
With these, I won basically every regatta I joined, not by big margins though.
Another mod was a new rudder: the original MicroMagic rudder fits even better than the original Fortune rudder..! Only need to cut the axle. This improved the balance a bit and reduced weatherhelm.

Pictures are from the first race this year, very light winds. During the "waiting for wind" time I made some sails for the Fortune of a fellow sailor.
Posted by Jaga | Jan 04, 2016 @ 04:00 AM | 2,055 Views
I can't figure out how to make my truck go forward I messed with all the trims and read the Manuel but it just doesn't seem to respond to the throttle please hel as best as you can
Posted by Helldiver | Jan 04, 2016 @ 03:31 AM | 6,462 Views
It was boredom vs cold.....boredom won and I got out of the cave for a couple of flights. I really enjoy my 1cell micro FPV....they are quiet and safer than the brushless

Every FPV racer should have a 1cell racer as a prerequisite

VA2500 via 5v stepup
120mm acro frame
Hubsan motors and props

Micro FPV Park in the Dark II (2 min 57 sec)

Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 04, 2016 @ 03:22 AM | 4,165 Views
Here is my first video of 2016, taking to the skies with my custom-built Easysky / Horizon Hobby FW-190D (2S Brushless) "Simone."

Easysky / Horizon Hobby FW-190D (2S Brushless) "Simone" - Sunset Flight (4 min 57 sec)

It's been a while since I've flown my custom 2S Brushless Focke Wulf, however I managed to squeeze in 2 flights today in some fairly brisk temps. As the sun was slowly descending in its icy halo glow, I was able to open up Simone to some aerobatic flight. With the Fuselage of an Easysky FW-190D and the Internals of a UMX Beast 3D, Simone is one quick and agile Warbird, especially after the 2S Brushless Conversion, yet still retains her docile flight characteristics for smooth flight.

For more information, please see my RC Groups Initial Blog Write-Up with Build Photos Link below for more information on the Conversion/Build Process: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2534766


Motor: Eflite 180 Brushless 2500KV Motor
Motor Mount: UMX Beast 3D Motor Mount
Propeller: Eflite 5 x 2.75 Prop
Spinner: UMX Beast 3D Spinner
ESC / Receiver: EFLU4864 (UMX Beast 3D / UMX Carbon Cub SS) AS3X
Dual Servo Ailerons - Spektrum 2.3 Gram Linear Long Throw Offset
Custom Drop Tank (Eflite 2S 200mAh 30C Lipo Holder)

Transmitter: Spektrum DX6
Battery: Eflite 2S 200mAh 30C
Timer: 5 Minutes

Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Headmount: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._detailpages00

Thanks for watching and please hit the Like Button and feel free to Share if you enjoyed the video!
Posted by genstattu | Jan 04, 2016 @ 03:04 AM | 3,256 Views
Happy New Year to all! Gensace&Tattu love you!

Posted by tito001 | Jan 04, 2016 @ 02:37 AM | 1,256 Views
How to maintain RC helicopter (helicóptero rc)

Remote controlled helicopter can be lots of fun and if people have played in the order of with cars and would like to try something just a little small piece more difficult, then RC helicopter should be one’s next step. These can be amusing as hobbies, but they are also good wisdom instruments for children as well. If people would like to teach them about air travel, aerodynamics, or machinery, then this is something that will actually glow their attention.
Remote control helicopter may submit to a smaller quantity pricey kids toys or the very costly model helicopter. Flying RC helicopter is very exciting to perform. It takes a lot of shot to do a higher flying plan. As this model helicopter is very slight, the owner must always do sure checks and protection that make sure a useful engine. Remote controlled helicopter come in a mixture of styles and sizes, from this that are very small and safe to fly to those that are far extra exclusive, very big, and have vast motors. If people are just first out, then they should first start at the short ending of the level so that they can progress their flying skills. Probability is that people will ruin some of these before they get the hang of it, so there is no use in wasting their money.
The most important and first thing is that people have to verify in the helicopter is the shelter. The sheltered of RC helicopter is prone to split thus people have to ensure it for...Continue Reading
Posted by Kingmax2016 | Jan 04, 2016 @ 01:41 AM | 4,809 Views
Wonderful day, excellent model airplane, beautiful girl models, happy ending......
Posted by kachur779 | Jan 04, 2016 @ 12:49 AM | 3,432 Views
Watch "GET ER DONE! 2016 -liftrc racer 210/ FREESTYLE" on YouTube
GET ER DONE! 2016 -liftrc racer 210/ FREESTYLE (2 min 21 sec)

Posted by Quacker | Jan 03, 2016 @ 11:40 PM | 4,582 Views
I know many people have been waiting for comparison videos to see if ClearView really works. So here are the first ones to hit the web. They are both shot in extremely demanding environments and really display ClearView's advanced capability. As you can see, ClearView really makes indoor FPV racing a reality. Hey, if it does this well indoors, imagine the performance on an outdoor track or in a wooded area! Enjoy -

Side by side indoors. (Thanks Big Whoop!)
Team BIG WHOOP's First test of the new Clearview 5.8 Racing Receiver - Side by side DVR footage (1 min 24 sec)

Link to ClearView Racing Receiver Product Page
Posted by pilotupuav | Jan 03, 2016 @ 11:40 PM | 2,818 Views
1.Dubai'tall buildings
2.Great Barrier Reef in Australia
3.Horizon in New York
4.Jesus mountain in Brazil
5.Lithuania's central island
6.Panoramic view of the Great Wall
7.Roman Colosseum
8.The tulip fields in Holland
9.Triumphal Arch of Paris landmarks
10.Venezuela's angel...Continue Reading
Posted by mfwilliams | Jan 03, 2016 @ 10:29 PM | 5,520 Views
Kit sent in another set of photos. Wind wasn't as strong as last week. I understand it was more like 10-15mph. Nothing to sneeze about. Looks like we had a good sized crew. I see Bruce had gotten my old Raider combat wing flying. Also looks like Charlie had performed another miracle paint job. This time on DJ's rebuilt Energic. Hope you guys are having a great time down in sunny South Florida. It was 26 deg F overnight here in Nashville. I'm missing that 80 deg weather now!

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