Posted by Himura1990 | Feb 15, 2016 @ 03:50 PM | 2,108 Views
Ever since i flew glow planes in the early 2000's, Ive owned a few kits but had a magic extra i never finished and flew. In the last two months i finally decided to resurrect the build and convert to electric. Unfortunately i finished the build before making a true log of each step. These are some pictures of how it went together and what components and tuning figures i came up with.

Motor: Hobby People G-46
ESC: Hobby People 80 amp
Servos: Airtronics (sanwa) Stardard 94835s (ailerons) Spectrum s300 (elevator) and s400 (rudder)
Battery: 4s 3200, 30C
prop: 12" slow fly (this prop gives decent performance with full flights leaving the battery, motor and esc luke warm if anything but a 14" 3d prop would bring out some performance.

cg: 3 1/2 - 4" behind leading edge of the wing.

used some 1/8" washers to create some down thrust and slight pitch to the right....Continue Reading
Posted by Ralex02 | Feb 15, 2016 @ 02:52 PM | 2,076 Views
Keurig cups make a great cover for some of those micro frames! This is a Nano QX, but I'm sure this idea will work with others.

1. Cut the bottom of the cup off (you can still use the other half to make your coffee)

2. Mark a dot with a sharpie where the arms will go through

3. Hole punch the dots and cut a straight line from the bottom of the canopy to the hole

Next all you do is slip it over the arms. On the Nano QX frame, the plastic corners from the cut actually wrap around the arms and it won't fall off! Oh and this also helps show the blinking light on the nano qx, where the other canopy it doesn't really show through.
Posted by papadwight | Feb 15, 2016 @ 02:30 PM | 2,681 Views
A great little light little plane that I can adjust cg on battery mount to fly so slow you are hardly moving. A plane you can take for a walk like a dog land and take off the sidewalk. Has led lights to fly at night when wind is low to no my plane has hit me a few timesne most times. I have flow on nights the wind was 18 mph the day at noon. And was 2 mph after 12.00 the night. Some say its boring but its only limit is your mind and a good wind. A lots of night vapors come to indoor flying . After a few bad flights I always take time to fly my night vapor most nights being the first and last thing I fly. That way most of my nights end on a good note no matter how bad its gone. In the winter its my most flow plane because of wind each day.yes I have a new and old night vapor
night vapor and me (3 min 17 sec)

Posted by Teeder | Feb 15, 2016 @ 01:10 PM | 4,140 Views
Here's good solution for making a drift track! Or for your Mini RCs... is the RCP track to expensive? These lane runways help you make the track of your choice. Here's the unboxing video of this cool product from Banggood.com

RC DRIFT OR MINI RC TRACK LANE MARKER/RUNWAY UNBOXING (Courtesy of Banggood) EP#192 (4 min 42 sec)

Posted by KatrinaRosen | Feb 15, 2016 @ 12:46 PM | 1,900 Views
Because she's a modern woman in a modern world, Barbie is getting a drone this year, too.
http://mashable.com/2016/02/13/barbi.../#bnXNXfb3rPqi
Posted by Pierre_de’ Loop | Feb 15, 2016 @ 11:54 AM | 4,265 Views
Five inches of snowfall are a good excuse to spend time in the workshop. I'm using it to repair my mini telemaster wing, which suffered a few cracked ribs at the hands of a five year old. I've also painted the roof on my CC-01 Land Cruiser. Next up, the Aquastar's tip-floats...
Posted by Steve777 | Feb 15, 2016 @ 11:50 AM | 2,240 Views
I've learned a lot from meltor and RedTaco and will be taking a few notes from their builds. Hope you guys don't mind? Absolutely couldn't resist the E-flite rotating retracts for this build.... hope it all works out.

Parts:

· D2822/14 Brushless Outrunner 1450kv

· Turnigy 25A Plush ESC (or) Detrum 30A ESC - yet to make a decision... not sure if the 25A will be enough

· 3 Turnigy TGY-1551A Analog Micro Servos - 1.0kg /0.08sec /5g

· Hobbyking™ 3-Blade Propeller 7x3.5 Black

· Aluminum spinner 1.75" (3 slots / blade) - Might not go w/ this as it adds 40g to the overall weight...

· E-flite size 10-15 90 Degree Rotating Electric Retracts

If anyone can recommend some good wheels for this build, I'd be forever grateful.
Posted by Voyager1960 | Feb 15, 2016 @ 11:12 AM | 1,949 Views
I am a novice flyer and currently fly a Flaming wheel F550 and would like to see if anyone could advise me on a system that would be best fit for aerial mapping and my budget.
My budget is max $4,000
1.Drone ( DJI phantom pro 3, FX 79, Firefly 6 ......)
2. Ground Control Station mission planner (Pixhawk autopilot etc)
3. Gimbal system that will all 360 view
4. Camera (Cannon camera, Gopro, Sony, Cannon , Samsung for mapping)
5. Stitching software
Looking for techical suggestions
Thanks
Posted by MrConcrete | Feb 15, 2016 @ 11:05 AM | 4,357 Views
Special price for Rcgroup users https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2604642

$36.00 shipped to the continental US for 4 x Brand New Diatone D12 12A 2-4S OPTO ESC With OneShot125 Support & Flashed with Blheli boot loader!!

Just PM if you would like to order and I will send you my paypal info or use this link to pay paypal.me/DiatoneUSA/
Please make sure to note what your ordering when you pay as it helps me process the orders faster.
Thanks
Tommy

Brand: DIATONE
Item name: D12 4S OPTO ESC
Input Voltage: 2-4S Lipo
BEC Output: No
CPU: MAGE8A
CPU FCLK: 16MKz
Continue Current: 12A
Burst Current: 22A
Size: 26.5*15mm
Weight: 7g(include Wire)
FirmWare: BLHELI
Support One shot125

Features:
Support OneShot125
Support 4S Lipo
Support 22A ultra high burst current
OPTO design, twisted-pair throttle signal wires, stronger anti-interference capability.
Support Simonk and BLHeli

Package included:
4 x DIATONE D12 3S to 4S OPTO ESC
Posted by unrauv | Feb 15, 2016 @ 09:43 AM | 2,174 Views
I have made some changes to the He-111 plans, less shaped foam and a build up battery hatch. Change in the tail design. Will be updating the download plans shortly.

Use magnets to hold in place.

Plans Updated...

Vincent Unrau
RCFBAircraft
unrauv@gmail.com
http://www.rcfbaircraft.com
Posted by TeleportEmperor | Feb 15, 2016 @ 07:56 AM | 2,146 Views
First night flight went really well. No wind was a plus.
No issues.
Took it to a nearby field. I ran it stock with out any camera or gimbal.

I was surprised how bright the indicator light is! 10 Meters up, it still illuminated the ground and left a shadow of the legs. Very easy to tell the orientation too with the red n green.

I received my x380 1 month ago, and now i know it has FAP (fly around point) straight out of the box.
You just hover it,
Press the tilt control button in for a few seconds, release it, then the controller will 'long beep'
(Indicator light turns solids green)
Then touch nothing on the controller but the 'fly backwards' controll to set your radius.

(If you touch the throttle or something before controlling backwards it will just go into panorama mode)
Take your hand off let it think for a few seconds, and it begins flying in a counter clockwise direction keeping nose pointing smoothly towards initial hover point.
You v can even climb or accelerate and it stays in the program. But accelerating opens up the radius a lot wider. You have to press in the tilt button again to stop FAP.
It's really solid. Great feature!!

I nervously tried RTH too, (swallowed, maybe said a prayer) and flicked the switch down.
It paused for a few seconds, climbed to 20mtrs then flawlessly excecuted accurately back to where i powered it and launched it from.

Panorma works too. Great quad!! Loving it
Posted by AliB | Feb 15, 2016 @ 03:07 AM | 5,272 Views
Testing the new Eachine 5046BN props.

Just a short test to see how the video came out. Quite windy today at 20kts, so bit blustery, and in a small park so no massive punch outs.

No balancing done on the props. Balanced pretty well out the bag.

QAV210
EMAX MT2205
4S 1500MAH
20A littlebee.

540g with go pro and lipo. 5mins flight used 750mah

Eachine 5046BN Prop test (1 min 22 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Feb 15, 2016 @ 12:18 AM | 4,796 Views
Fitted the lunchbox with a lid, onto which was mounted the camera. This stayed shut nicely, but the camera had quite a bit of vertical flopping. The trail was supposed to be easier, but once again proved too difficult. Any downward slope sent it flying down at full speed when the tachometer failed to register any motor speed. Ruts & drainage ditches were impassible. It was too noisy. Slowed it down to 6mph to reduce the noise. Only some flat areas at the bottom of the canyon were passable.

After 5.7 miles, the transmission blew & the motor spun like mad. Carried it the remaneing 0.25 miles. It wasn't a bolt becoming undone. It was melted plastic where once a bushing had been. The melted bushing allowed the mane gear to slip off the pinion gear. Once the pinion gear was far enough off, it melted through the mane gear. The bushing melted because it wasn't lubricated. The reason for the lack of lubrication was this guy: https://youtu.be/p492Viawjw0?t=14m30s

Helas, for someone driving hundreds of miles, lubrication was necessary. The consequence was melting.

A few hours later, the transmission was rebuilt & working again with a few gallons of grease. Realigned the pinion to grab the remaneing gear. Enough was unmelted to keep it going, but ball bearings are a long term necessity. The transmission was damaged enough, it may be time for a new vehicle.

The forest was too dark to get any video. There were occasional frames in which a blurry lion...Continue Reading
Posted by clifford11 | Feb 14, 2016 @ 11:49 PM | 7,243 Views
edge four panel per side wing set this half needs just a little more work..both halves will be for sale soon..58grams each..d-box with glass
Posted by glassfox | Feb 14, 2016 @ 10:34 PM | 3,848 Views
Posted by PWJClub78 | Feb 14, 2016 @ 10:31 PM | 4,311 Views
Well this weekend I went out to check out the San Fernando Valley Scale Fun Flyin. A great event and a good group of guys. It was a lot of fun to watch, next year I'll be flying instead of taking pictures. Enjoy the videos and Pictures Cheers

P51 FixedColor (9 min 45 sec)

1/5 Bear Cat RC Plane (5 min 0 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Lance | Feb 14, 2016 @ 10:08 PM | 4,828 Views
A few motors.
ARC 28-37-3 2500kv 28mm inrunner
ARC 28-37-2.5 with MPJet 3.3:1 planetary
Hyperion HP-Y22L with maxon/multiplex 3.3:1 planetary
Posted by Red Baron 1358 | Feb 14, 2016 @ 08:41 PM | 4,238 Views
Just some pictures form the Desert Eagles indoor flying session at Skyline High School in Idaho Falls.

About 25 pilots & spectators enjoying a quiet flying session while the wind was raging outside.

Great activity, but dang it, now I want to get ANOTHER airplane... this time a small one!...Continue Reading
Posted by n5wyn | Feb 14, 2016 @ 08:16 PM | 3,835 Views
Did a 2nd flight of my trex 450 hughes 300c with the flytron strobon's and the NEO strip strobon's this evening before total dark. go to my youtube channel james davidson for some reason my video did not post here found the problem fix it video posted now i
2nd Flight Trex 450 hughes 300c with Flytron Strobon's (4 min 25 sec)