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Posted by Blaze0021 | Oct 30, 2015 @ 09:36 PM | 4,284 Views
Best viewed in Fullscreen and HD!! This is the Premier Flight of my latest 2S Brushless Conversion for the Parkzone Ultra Micro P-40 Warhawk "Stella."

Parkzone Ultra Micro P-40 Warhawk (Custom 2S Brushless) "Stella" Flight (9 min 11 sec)

This Conversion has been fairly straightforward as compared to my other Custom 2S Brushless Planes. I've reused the UMX P-47 4-Bladed Prop on this Conversion, along with the Eflite 2500KV Motor that came installed in the UMX P-47 as well. The Nose Spinner was originally made for a Parkzone Ultra Micro P-51 Mustang but is compatible with the UMX P-47 4-Bladed Prop. The ESC/Receiver Board is a new UMX Beast 3D AS3X, and the Motor Mount is an Aeromodz Custom P-40 Warhawk Motor Mount. The main wing and all tail surfaces have been reinforced with .050 Carbon Fiber Rods.

If there was any puzzle to solve with this Conversion, it was fitting the UMX Beast 3D Board to lay flat in such a narrow fuselage. Therefore, I created a groove channel in the foam that the Receiver Board sits within, followed with an application of CA and GE White Silicone. The other puzzle to solve was that the Rudder Control Horn Issue.. I had to switch the side the Control Horn Holes from the left side of the fuselage, to the right side, and in doing so, also relocated the Elevator Control Horn to the left side of the fuselage. The reason for this was for the Rudder Servo in conjunction with the AS3X to deflect correctly when giving inputs....Continue Reading
Posted by DismayingObservation | Oct 30, 2015 @ 06:35 PM | 7,764 Views
I can't adequately express how happy I am at how well these reviews turned out:



Next on the schedule are an FPV unit for legions of JJRC Tarantula X6 quadcopter fans and the decidedly different HobbyKing Super-G autogyro.

The latter is something I have never flown, but I hope to give it a whirl - literally - on Sunday.
Posted by Donzy71 | Oct 30, 2015 @ 06:35 PM | 2,073 Views
Just wanna say thank you hobby king u have been a huge help and ur #1 in my book.
Posted by wjb111 | Oct 30, 2015 @ 06:19 PM | 2,449 Views
Updated pic of the basement.
Posted by LemonC | Oct 30, 2015 @ 05:46 PM | 5,407 Views
Rc drift is the current bug i have. Last november (2014), I had a torn retina and had sugery to correct that. I kinda gave up flying due to that. The sun and my healing eye were a concern.

Ive been kinda wanting to get back in the air, but hasnt happened yet. I eventually will again. Towerhobbies had a few $30-40 foam kits that caught my eye in their 2016 catalog.

Work is slow so ive been detailing my 3Racing Sakura D4 rwd build and progress. My Sakura Xi Sport has been sitting for a while. I d like to track with it, but my kids and wife take up a lot of my time after work, and the nearest full time track option is about 50minutes away right now, and there is a temporary track site on saturdays about 30min from me.

There is also a drift track that ive been trying to fit into my schedule but its about an hour a way from what i understand...
Posted by anewton | Oct 30, 2015 @ 05:30 PM | 5,646 Views
Hot wire cut wings, depron fuselage with 1.1m main wing. Packing tape and iron-on laminate covering.
1700g flying weight with 3000mAh 4S
Hextronic DT750 motor
11 x 5.5" prop
HXT900 servos

Fokker Dr 1 Maiden
Fokker Dr 1 maiden (3 min 3 sec)

Fokker Dr 1 wings
Fokker Dr 1 build Part 1 - Wings (5 min 58 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by bbdrones | Oct 30, 2015 @ 04:13 PM | 2,343 Views
Full text and video review of MJX-X600 Hexacopter at: http://bbdrones.tumblr.com/post/131802187091/bbd3
Posted by mandevil | Oct 30, 2015 @ 01:02 PM | 6,337 Views
The (initial) work is done, my bare-bones F550 hexacopter is ready for its maiden flight tomorrow. Building from ARF kit wasn't too involved, though at times I wished the manufacturer actually had written something useful in the user's manual (recommended placement of stuff mainly).
Posted by theimacman | Oct 30, 2015 @ 12:08 PM | 3,000 Views
A waterproof quad seems a bit pointless, but I actually had quite a bit of fun flying this on the water!

GP Toys - H2O Aviax (Waterproof) - Review and Lake Flight (11 min 42 sec)

Posted by Knoll53 | Oct 30, 2015 @ 11:39 AM | 8,926 Views
Jet 48 first flight (6 min 2 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:12 AM | 3,372 Views
Here's another really cool foam jet from Freewing. This is another one that I got the chance to fly at Big Jolt and it was nice!

Freewing F-15 Eagle (90mm EDF) - Big Jolt 2015 (2 min 58 sec)

Posted by AlexHH | Oct 30, 2015 @ 09:04 AM | 2,261 Views
Just a small list of my quadcopters so far. We will see how much it will grow as time passes by
  1. Cheerson CX-10
  2. Syma X8C
  3. Eachine H8 Mini

Posted by cvlex | Oct 30, 2015 @ 08:25 AM | 7,078 Views
Today I sailed my Ragazza in light wind conditions on Saiko.

It is a lot of fun to watch my Ragazza leaving her wake behind.


Posted by rdstarwalt | Oct 30, 2015 @ 07:51 AM | 8,024 Views
...the inspiration for building a model can come from anywhere? Jack Headley admits this in the opening lines of his article for 'Little Willy' published in the August 1981 issue of Aeromodeller. This article was the last he published in Aeromodeller and also is the last CO2 powered FF model to be discussed in this blog series. In this case, the inspiration for Little Willy also inspired another build of 'fantasy scale' that is documented here in RC Groups.

'Flambards' the TV series is the stated inspiration for Jack's model. I won't go into the reading I did on the series (leaving that to you as homework), but Flambards has another connection to UK aviation. The link to the current amusement park is below and if you are very interested, there are several discussions and photo posts about the aircraft that were located there.

I think Little Willy would make a great scaled up electric model. The phrase 'fantasy scale' is from one of the comments seen in the RC Group build linked below. There are several examples of this type in Jack Headley's portfolio. Kevin Flynn also engaged in this genre with the Puffin, seen in Blog #56. I am not aware of a committee approved definition of 'fantasy scale', but it seems the criteria is an aircraft modeled in the style prior to WW1, or there about.

Popular USA examples of fantasy scale would be the Proctor Antic, Antic Biplane, Parasol, and the Top Flite Elder.
There were several versions of these planes for different engine displacements and budgets.

RC Groups build of a model from the TV Series


Next week we start reviewing Jack's published articles in Model Aviation. Some have been touched on before, but now they will be featured.

Posted by Aerogance | Oct 30, 2015 @ 01:20 AM | 6,700 Views
Josh is a certified Comanche junky and was instrumental in bringing the plane back to market. The Comanche is a very significant model in the history of EPP planes and dynamic soaring. When Pat bowman discovered EPP would work for planes, the first EPP plane ever built was the Ruffneck. The Ruffneck was also the plane that Joe Wurts was flying when he discovered dynamic soaring. The Ruffneck was refined into the Comanche.

Many pilots learned to DS with the Comanche. But it is a very fun and aerobatic slope plane that also does well in combat. The design of the Comanche gives it a bit of a PSS look. It is easy and fun to build too.

The Comanche is now available at http://www.jwglider.com.
Posted by jamestheripper | Oct 29, 2015 @ 11:38 PM | 3,062 Views
heaps of potential
new spot #2 fpv (4 min 1 sec)



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Posted by papadwight | Oct 29, 2015 @ 08:43 PM | 15,016 Views
Well came home with a good size outdoor quad today. Came with HD camera altitude stabilization and led 2.4 wireless controller. Free parts for a year extra prop's. 2 battery's charger a calibrating rack for setting up White Led lights to front red led in rear. Auto landing ans hover Still pictures or video in HD. The quad powers up first before the control which is not the way my planes work. Going to take me watching the video and reading the instruction manual a few times before my first flight check price today on the net only found at $20.00 MORE THAN i PAID FOR IT. Was not looking for in flight camera have a key chain unit I never even used for my micro's. Well do pictures once I fly it and get some. For A guy who was never looking to own a quad have a few now.
Posted by aben71 | Oct 29, 2015 @ 08:25 PM | 2,410 Views
Weather cleared this afternoon and I was finally able to go out and
have my first flight of the Tarantula X6 I have heard lots about this quadcopter and seen many videos of it but flying it first hand still took me by surprise Very responsive,lots of fun to fly,egerly awaiting my next flight,come on battery charge!haha!
The Funtastic Yizhan Tarantula X6 (4 min 38 sec)