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Posted by FWAL | Aug 18, 2015 @ 03:53 PM | 3,449 Views
The wind kicked in this afternoon. 24mph directly on shore. Wow, did I have a nice hour on the slope with my Faze 6. The Traceur struggled due to its 600g AUW
P6 & T2 (1 min 49 sec)

Posted by Kauz | Aug 18, 2015 @ 03:48 PM | 6,022 Views
Last year I sold my FMS Fw-190. Although it was a really nice model with great flying characteristics, it was just too large for me to be handled convenient. The space available in my car barely allowed me to take another model to the flying field and assembly was always a bit of 'work'.
This year an Austrian dealer had a bargain offer for PZ's Focke Wulf and I pulled the trigger on this one. The smaller size allows for easier transport, as well as assembly on the field.
Along with the model, I ordered a set of retracts which are way better than the ones from the initial release. They are sturdy, do have no slop or wobble and have the toe-in issue corrected. And their gear doors fit much better.
As always, I couldn't leave her untouched A complete repaint and some more or less minor technical/ electronic mods were a must.
It all started with removing the decals....
Posted by LittleFish | Aug 18, 2015 @ 03:21 PM | 3,970 Views
Pure JJ1000 (0 min 33 sec)

Dawn of the Night Terror (2 min 14 sec)
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Posted by Phaedra | Aug 18, 2015 @ 02:44 PM | 6,255 Views
After a pretty shabby flying season so far, weather contiuously being too hot, or too much wind, or having to work on those rare days when the weather does cooperate, I spent more time building models than flying them. Oh well…
And so I picked up the Marchetti again, much sooner than anticipated (I was thinking rather in terms of "next winter"…). I want to get my woodworking skills up, and this is a very good opportunity to do just that.
Where to start, or should I say resume….?
Well, first thing to tackle are the wing-fuselage fairings. I already did one side the last time, so now I need to do the other side too.
This is how it looks when you build the model according to the manual: nasty:

And so I start by cutting out a piece of very soft and light balsa, in which I make a cutout for the wing leading edge:

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Posted by edabq | Aug 18, 2015 @ 02:30 PM | 1,608 Views
Pictures from F3J Tour contest Sponsored by The Albuquerque Soaring Association, August 15 and 16, 2015....Continue Reading
Posted by Captain Canardly | Aug 18, 2015 @ 02:24 PM | 7,112 Views
Let me rewind the 'history' a couple weeks, so an understanding of accumulative stresses can be accounted for a bad day.
As I got a dual print finished for a pal of mine, ( story here)https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...745356&page=84

I mounted Blue and White filaments for a dual extrusion of the model. I then saw a notification for a 'real' printing job via a print site. and getting that underway, I had 2 fails, as I was at the bottom of the filament roll. The site owner told me I had to 'go into town' to replace the filament, as there wasn't anyone else to do the print. during the process, I had one of the worse drives ever, and I found both extruders were ( hopefully just clogged) goofed up. I cancelled my 9$ bill and got some sleep after being awake for 42 some hours. ( my wknd).

During the next week, I was trying to sort which bird would come along to a dual club event, and all exited that I finally got to renewing my AMA membership, started to look into the new 2.4 radio equipments I had attained. I also learned that a particular aircraft would be arriving about a day before the contest. Receiving the Airplane that had taken 19 program builds, 6 crashes and other hassles to get as far as I am, I went to work for my 'Monday' Waking up after 5 hrs of sleep, I tried to sort out the RX equipment in as quick a period of time as my schedule would allow-I had 5 hrs, of which one hr was spent rereading instructions and realizing I was trying to bind the...Continue Reading
Posted by jbrundt | Aug 18, 2015 @ 11:12 AM | 3,534 Views
After contacting Horizon Monday morning, getting transfered, put on hold, more waiting and finally electing for a call back, Horizon's customer service contacted me
I explained the problem and they determined from my description that it was the motor and proceeded to send me a new one. FedEx no less. Tracking shows it on the delivery truck right now. Nice.

As a side note, I found my old UM Sbach (which had a destroyed nose) and I swapped its 2500kv motor for the one in the Pitts. Plugged it in and it functioned perfectly. So it is the motor that's bad. I feel better that I won't be chasing the problem. But it leads me to wonder what caused the motor to go bad or if was just detective to begin with. I read one other report on the UM Pitts thread of someone who had the same issue as well as another video on YouTube of the same. So it does seem to be a QC issue. I'd be curious to see what E-Flite's sigma rating is. It certainly isn't six sigma (probably not even 1 sigma......of course I'd need to know the production run and how many potential defects there could be to make a meaningful determination)
Posted by aben71 | Aug 18, 2015 @ 10:37 AM | 1,877 Views
Just got this had to get out for some night flying fun!
Huiying X6058 (1 min 10 sec)

Posted by JordanKeyes | Aug 18, 2015 @ 10:13 AM | 2,279 Views
JJ1000 on AllBuy: http://shrsl.com/?~9juk (use coupon code "jordan" to get 10% off at $25.52)
BNF Version: http://shrsl.com/?~9k6x ($12.86! no transmitter included)
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JJ R/C JJ1000 Quadcopter Thorough Review (Courtesy AllBuy.com) (12 min 52 sec)

Posted by kevinrc | Aug 18, 2015 @ 08:37 AM | 2,865 Views
I recently destroyed my two-year-old Big Beautiful Doll v7, and bought a Big Beautiful Doll v8 to replace it.

Although new-production v8 P-51s come with an FMS New Multi-Port Connector, mine came with the older Main Wing Multi-Connector Part 2.

MotionRC stepped right up and sent me the new multi-port connector board; when it arrived I and two friends stood around the model trying to figure out where to put it. The only place large enough was just forward of the hole in the fuselage where the wing connectors come through, and the receiver leads were too short to reach the place I wanted to put the receiver. If I cut some foam and put the board where I wanted to put the receiver, the part 1 wing connectors wouldn't reach it.

In addition, the board has plugs for the rudder and elevator servos, but I couldn't see plugging them into the board and plugging the board into the receiver, when I could just plug the rudder and elevator directly into the receiver.

In the end I decided to use the supplied parts and count my blessings. (I'll send the unused new multi-port board back to MotionRC.)

Below is the overview of my fuselage interior arrangement. The receiver satellite is out of view on the left side of the photo, as far back as I could reach on the left sidewall. I plugged a Y-harness into the receiver Bind/Data port, with one leg going to the TM1000 telemetry module. The other leg, shown hanging over the side, is a bind extension.

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Posted by cooper9797 | Aug 18, 2015 @ 07:03 AM | 6,443 Views

I got it here:

JJRC JJ-1000

H8C Tranmitter

Batteries & charger kit

Extra Props

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I've been on the lookout for a new quad for some time now and to be honest, this wasn't my first choice. I actually wanted a Hubsan x4 as a lot of people (including my friend, whose which I have tested) have been recommending them. Given how cheap this quad is though, along with the favorable comments, I decided to bite the bullet and get it. I found that the JJ-1000a has been reviewed quite a lot of times but not the newer JJ-1000, which I have here. This newer version promises a faster yaw rate with revised graphics to otherwise a relatively unchanged quad.

I bought this quad as a BNF because a lot of people have been stating that the stock transmitter is no good. With the stock transmitter, it auto-flips at 100% rates every time input is given to the cyclic sticks. I got the transmitter for the H8C instead, which does not auto flip and uses the V2x2 protocol. I have yet to regret this decision! (Awesome tx).

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The quad comes in a box measuring 16CMx4.5CMx16CM, but oddly enough, the picture on the box is that of the older JJ-1000a quad. The quad is housed inside two plastic shells with the frame protector out of the quad. The quad is pretty well protected so no complains here.

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Posted by mcsonic | Aug 18, 2015 @ 07:01 AM | 1,788 Views
Had 2 Planes that indicated low RX battery while flying so landed.
First plane went full throttle as the plane was finishing it's roll out & got airborne with no control from the TX.
Second plane landed & taxied to the flight line & was idling when it also went full throttle crashing into a fence & also didn't have any response from the TX.
Both planes had different TX's & RX's
Testing on the bench the fail safe's were set correctly when TX's were turned off.
Also on the bench, when the last of the power faded from the battery the RX went to full throttle.
Anyone know why this happens????? & how to avoid the throttle going wide open.

(apart from the obvious !! Don't let the battery go flat)

Cheers Bruce.
Posted by Shirty | Aug 18, 2015 @ 06:31 AM | 9,268 Views
Great flyer, performs really well and is ridiculously easy to fly. Must admit it feels a bit "toy-like" after flying all my other fms 1400mm on the 4258 motor, but I've no plans to upgrade this one, it's a lot of fun as is.

FMS 1400mm ZERO MAIDEN HD (4 min 10 sec)

Posted by originalhobbies | Aug 18, 2015 @ 04:59 AM | 3,544 Views
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Posted by marblekit | Aug 18, 2015 @ 02:48 AM | 2,843 Views
I made this Fun Cub clone using Dollar Tree foam board with paper removed in strategic places (mostly on the outer surfaces) replaced with 5mil laminate.

The blue color accents are from wing tape.

This is as an exact copy as I could produce. Turns out making a copy is a lot harder than building from plans!

Motor: NTM Prop Drive 3542 1250KV
Prop: 11x8 Master Airscrew
ESC: 60amp Hobbyking w/5.5a SBEC
RX: LemonRX 7-ch stabilizer receiver
Servos: EMAX Metal Gear Digital (elevator), Turnigy TG9z (aileron, flaps), generic tower pro 9g for rudder

The motor mount is made from paint sticks and gorilla glue...
I hope it is strong enough!!!

I posted some videos on this build on my YouTube channel:

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Posted by rc808 | Aug 18, 2015 @ 02:31 AM | 2,919 Views
Posted by Firepower | Aug 18, 2015 @ 02:16 AM | 5,527 Views
It comes up from time to time which is the best transmitter to buy and everyone has their own opinion which is great.

Read the following pages where FrSky and Spektrum are mentioned. You may not buy Spektrum after reading the following links and start at Post 29,000.



I use FrSky module in a Futaba 9C with a FLD-02. The FLD-02 includes signal strength so I can find the quad if a prop breaks.

But I suspect some Spektrum owners will disagree with this.