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Posted by lawrence4 | Aug 27, 2018 @ 07:53 PM | 1,329 Views
New companion with me every morning walk.
10 battery and a bottle of water.
Happy hour and healthy lifestyle....Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Aug 27, 2018 @ 05:08 PM | 1,598 Views
These Freewing jets fly so good!
Freewing F-16 70mm with Afterburner flight on 6s 4200 Enfan battery (3 min 45 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 27, 2018 @ 11:23 AM | 1,407 Views
Glue & Fly Series - Interceptor Micro V1 Intermediate & Advanced Setup Flight #3

Glue & Fly Series - Interceptor Micro V1 Intermediate & Advanced Setup Flight #3 (5 min 29 sec)


I want to thank my Wife for filming this flight for me.
We made this a Family Affair and had my Grandson with us as well and I had a little 2 Channel Plane for him to fly and get introduced to RC Aircraft.
Hopefully he will become my flying Buddy ;-)

Sorry for the bad FPV footage as this prop had developed a vibration I was not aware of.

Wind is out of the Northwest at 2-5mph.

In this video we have LOS (Line-Of-Sight) and FPV (First-Person-View) Flight #3 of the Ground Control RC "Glue & Fly Series" Interceptor Micro V1 Parkjet.
The Parkjet is configured for Intermediate & Advanced Setup using a 1306 Motor and a 3S LIPO.
The Parkjet in this configuration has a fantastic Thrust to Weight Ratio, is very fast, and an absolute blast to fly.
This is not the suggested power setup for this Micro Parkjet as this is some of the testing we are performing for Version 2 of this Parkjet.
The Version 1 Plans of this Micro Parkjet have already been finalized and are posted on Patreon along with Templates, Decals, and Buid Videos.
Version 2 of this Parkjet is in the testing phase.

Thank you Patrons for your support and Happy Building!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Happy Flying!
Posted by charles hidalgo | Aug 27, 2018 @ 10:55 AM | 1,975 Views
I've been flying one thing or another since the late 80's but until your holding this, see it in person, or hear it do a 100+ mph overhead flyby). it's very hard to describe it. The Hildabeast is definitely a different creature. Here's a few photos including a 5" size comparison and screenshot with 108mph maiden run.


After all of the positive feedback with the 10" Hildagard since its introduction in March of this year people have expressed interest for something similar and even bigger so I'd like to introduce the Hildabeast. Stefan van der Ende and myself went back to the drawing board and this was the result after hours of computer design (thank you Stefan) cutting and revising frame parts, getting it built, and finally in the air. Until you hold this, see it in person, hear it do a 100+ mph overhead speed run, or have it hanging in the air during a slow flip it's hard to describe what it can do and how well it does it for a frame of this size. The 570mm Hildabeast frame swinging 14" props is definitely a different creature. I'm proud to announce that as of now the Hildabeast is for sale and the first batch of pre orders is almost sold out already but there's still time to get in. You can contact myself or Stefan if needed. Thank you again to Jubal Spano.

My personal example for the prototype and it's parts List:
Frame Stand-in quad design Hildabeast
Flight Controller Matek F405-CTR Flight Controller
ESCs 4 x Lumenier 51A BLHeli_32 32bit 2-6S w/ Telemetry
Motors 4 x BrotherHobby Tornado 4215 T7 680KV Long Shaft 6-8S Brushless Motors
Propellers 4 x E-PROP 14 X 8 Bore 8mm with 6mm adapters
FPV Camera Foxeer Predator V2 Mini Camera 1000TVL Super WDR FPV OSD 1.8mm NTSC
FPV Transmitter TBS UNIFY PRO 5G8 HV
Antenna TrueRC AXII SMA 5.8 Long
Receiver TBS Crossfire Micro Receiver V2
Ready to Sky GPS
Battery ThunderPower 3300mAh 6S 22.2V Elite 55C LiPo Battery

Tuned Hildabeast front yard evening flight (3 min 36 sec)

Posted by Drone0fPrey | Aug 27, 2018 @ 10:36 AM | 1,033 Views
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RDQ 1300mAh 4S Lipos! Price + Performace = Fun! (w/ Crash Clips) (4 min 2 sec)


FPV Relaxession! at Tawawa Park (3 min 52 sec)
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Posted by GradeA Reviews | Aug 27, 2018 @ 06:32 AM | 1,000 Views
I'm looking very forward to throwing a video of this up and providing everybody with a review that isn't like a typical review. I'm going to be taking polls on what people think the best item to upgrade is and follow that same formula all the way up through a number of 10 upgrades. So anybody have any recommendations for me as to the first thing that they think they should be upgraded with? Also I will have my normal review and video up in the next 24 to 48 hours
Posted by cuavlindy | Aug 27, 2018 @ 03:34 AM | 1,876 Views
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Posted by old4570 | Aug 26, 2018 @ 10:20 PM | 1,626 Views
Gearbest is having a RC Promo ...

Banggood is having a up to 50% off FPV sale


Posted by aben71 | Aug 26, 2018 @ 09:43 PM | 6,044 Views
Check out my unboxing and first flight of the Virhuck T905F Drone,prices seem to vary on this depending on where you get it,I paid under $60 for it and think is just about a perfect price point.
More to co ame on this one so stay tuned ! is pretty good for a drone that has 5.8ghz fpv and a built in fpv monitor on the controller


Virhuck T905F 5.8ghz FPV Drone Unboxing And Test Flight Part 1 (8 min 47 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Aug 26, 2018 @ 08:32 PM | 1,868 Views
This is the second flight with Bill's Freewing Mirage 2000C V2 Tiger Meet 80mm EDF Jet. John maidened this beautiful jet for Bill and flew this second flight as well. I don't think I have ever seen Bill as excited as I did during both the maiden and this flight.

Freewing Mirage 2000C V2 Tiger Meet 80mm EDF Jet Second Flight With John & Bill (6 min 57 sec)

Posted by edwen303 | Aug 26, 2018 @ 07:51 PM | 1,352 Views
  • Use hand file to make saw teeth on the end of brass tube or cf tube. This is to act like cutting piece when used with hand drill inside the foam
  • Secure a brass tube or cf tube, the same way as holding a drill bit, in a power drill (an example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077FSNHX4...d-777fa7fb2507 )
  • Carefully pulsatingly place the tube with teeth into where you plan to add wingspar and drill slowly. Make sure the tube stay in the correct path inside the foam. You can add some pressure on the drill/tube to slightly adjust which direction the tube inside the foam. Even the hole is a little bit rough or too large, don't worry.
  • After the drilling, remove the foam debris from the drilling tube. Place the cf tube inside the wing to test the fit.
  • Gluing: Put on glove, apply Gorilla polyurethane (foaming) glue to the tube, use disposable piece to spread the glue on the cf tube, then spray some water on the glue and mix glue/water with disposable stick.
  • Insert the cf tube into the hole with twisting move all the way to the desired depth. Gorilla PU glue with water will soon foam and expand, so use masking tape to whereever the glue might "outgrow" to maintain the smooth surface once glue is cured and hardened. Gorilla glue is notorious for the messiness in terms of cleaning but it is my goto glue if working on foam models.

Posted by Pierre_de Loop | Aug 26, 2018 @ 05:36 PM | 2,194 Views
Too windy to fly today so I put my energy into finishing the Slow Poke's cockpit and windscreen. I always struggle with windscreens and decided to forgo glue or stripes of covering and resorted directly to the use of three small screws. The only change I made to the pattern was the addition of a tab to hold down the center section. The engine run is next and then we see about a maiden flight.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 26, 2018 @ 05:34 PM | 1,439 Views
Tutorial - Soldering Brushless Motor Bullet Connectors

Tutorial - Soldering Brushless Motor Bullet Connectors (6 min 34 sec)


In this video I will demonstrate how I install Bullet Connectors on my Brushless Motors.
A good Soldering Iron and Solder will make this job so much easier.

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Happy Flying!

***Note: There is always more information on our Youtube Channel as well as links to the items we use, test, and review.
Posted by V-Man | Aug 26, 2018 @ 03:01 PM | 3,381 Views
Montreal had a horse racetrack from 1872 to 2008, called Blue Bonnets. It was originally located in a farm field far from the city, but the latter eventually grew around it. The track went bankrupt in 2008 and was left pretty much as is.

Since it was a wide open field in the middle of the island, it soon became a haven for Montreal's R/C flyers, as well as the R/C car community (they drew large circuits in the abandoned parking lots). My group flew there every summer from 2010 to 2015, and an awesome time was had by all. Alas, all good things must come to an end. In our case, it was a double whammy of Transport Canada changing the rules (min. distance from airports went from 3 to 9km, and BB is only 3.5km away from Dorval) and the city wanting to put tax-paying residences on the field.

Farewell, Blue Bonnets -- one day I will walk the new streets and reminisce about our planes flying overhead.

If you read French, here's an article on the demolition process:
https://www.journaldemontreal.com/20...de-lhippodrome
Posted by AVGDAY | Aug 26, 2018 @ 02:15 PM | 1,254 Views
Here is an old interview from 2012 that I did with Carl Bachhuber during the time I worked for RC Pilot Magazine. Carl is one of the nicest, most genuine people you will ever meet in modeling.
Feature: CarlBachhuber (3 min 36 sec)

Posted by elan | Aug 26, 2018 @ 10:05 AM | 13,380 Views
Well, I've flown about 100 packs +/- on the model and I have to say it seems to me, THIS is the perfect back-yard sport flier!

My flying specs for the B130s are the same as in the last post in my blog, except, I have changed my preferred flight packs. I'm now using CNHL 350mAh packs. They are 3gs heavier than stock, but seem to have a bit more actual mAh than the Ez-Flight 350s that I switched to from the 520mAhs spoken to below (the Ez-Flite packs have zero tail-kick). The down-side with the smaller pack, was way shorter flight times than the 520mAh packs I discussed in my previous post.

The problem with the 520mAh packs, was a tail kick in flight, when doing CCW circuits during the first one minute of the 5min 20 sec pack. The 350 mAh Ez-flight packs can't do 4 minutes of flight at 80% of the pack consumed. BUT, the CNHL 350mAh packs can (with zero tail-kick).

So, I've switched to the 350mAh CNHL packs. To make up for the shorter flight times, I bought more packs :-)
Posted by old4570 | Aug 26, 2018 @ 01:13 AM | 1,803 Views
UMX Whipit OpenTx Launch Mixing (2 min 20 sec)



So I came home and thought about the need for a Launch Mix .
Also considered the lack of info on mixing a launch setting for OpenTx ( It's terribly easy )
So here we are ..
I have mixed in some launch parameters ( Probably wrong ) , but they can be tweaked easy enough . ( Probably need less Rudder / elevator )
But that will be for another day . Weather is turning , so might need to wait to tune the launch .



Hopefully some really interesting stuff to play with during the bad weather ..