R/C Blogs - Page 11 - RC Groups
Posted by CGReload | Apr 11, 2018 @ 11:37 PM | 838 Views
Decided to make the Spitfire pilot figure more scale by using modeling clay and painting it to scale....Continue Reading
Posted by CGReload | Apr 11, 2018 @ 11:33 PM | 831 Views
I decided to mod a second Spitfire of the 1600mm Flightline series to a later "Clipped Wing" version. Tail was completed using an Eflite Carbon Z Cub rudder.
Posted by CGReload | Apr 11, 2018 @ 11:31 PM | 812 Views
Edited the pilot figure to look more realistic and scale. Also added weathering to the plane itself.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Apr 11, 2018 @ 10:12 PM | 939 Views
You always had a hard time finding your place in this world, haven't you. Never knowing your true worth. You couldn't settle for less than an ordinary life. You feel like you were meant for something better. Something special.
Posted by ww2collector | Apr 11, 2018 @ 09:08 PM | 953 Views
So.....I went to the Hamburg show last month and found a really nice Glass and Foam F18 Kit. The Seller had a price of $50 on it.....and I couldn't understand why it wasn't sold. I looked it over and bought it without any reservations. It appeared to be a pusher kit. After coming home I researched it and found it was a G&P Sales F18 Pusher Jet Kit. I have a G&P Sales P-38 Kit and knew what I had purchased was a great deal. Kit price with shipping to the East Coast for the F18 is $380.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next....there was a 1/4 scale Gee Bee R1 missing wings, but with the center section and Landing Gear/ Wheel Pants.... I believe it is from the Wendell Hostetler plans. Price was $175 and kept getting marked down. I bought it for $40 and as I'm wheeling it out, the typical R/C Morons are making comments like " Now all you need are the wings". Considering the cowl sells for $80 I can only laugh at the idiotic comments from the peanut gallery. It's always the ones with NO creativity that feel it necessary to remark about the ones that do have it!!!!!!
Posted by kydawg1 | Apr 11, 2018 @ 06:25 PM | 920 Views
Posted by Absaroka | Apr 11, 2018 @ 05:11 PM | 896 Views
Close ups.
Maule closeups (0 min 43 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Apr 11, 2018 @ 04:58 PM | 1,093 Views

Freewell Gear have really been expanding their product range over the last year and along side the release of the DJI Mavic Air they have continued to release a range of products for this new model too including carry cases, device holders, individual ND filter and complete kits.

Today we are specifically looking at their All Day Filter pack for the Mavic Air, this pack contains 8 screw on filters that should pretty much cover most peoples needs.

This kit contains a Circular Polariser and 7 double sided multi coated filters in both ND and Polarised ND that should be sufficient even in the brightest conditions. Being extremely lightweight at 0.5g for the standard ND and 0.8g for the ND/PL.

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Posted by DimoX | Apr 11, 2018 @ 04:39 PM | 805 Views
Probably not what I should've done on the second flight... but oh well! hehe


Crazy flying with the Apprentice Mini S (3 min 34 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Apr 11, 2018 @ 03:28 PM | 922 Views
Finally got a decent day to fly

Ugly Stik II (3 min 14 sec)

Posted by Bill M - RC | Apr 11, 2018 @ 02:13 PM | 818 Views
Hi fellow pilots & rc enthusiasts

This unusual Liangang A6 RC Quad Bike or RC Motorcycle RTR review includes unboxing, inspection, features & drive tests.

You can get this here: https://goo.gl/7FCHU8

Liangang A6 RC Quad Bike Motorcycle review (16 min 23 sec)

Posted by Patlux36 | Apr 11, 2018 @ 12:45 PM | 125 Views
Posted by visioneer_one | Apr 11, 2018 @ 11:14 AM | 960 Views
Originally Posted by hobbya
It seems to me there are two versions of this module:
nRF24L01: maximum power is around 19.5dBm (89mW). [HiSky]
A7105: maximum power is also around 19.5dBm (89mW). [FlySky]
CC2500: maximum power is only 17dBm (50mW), very bad. [FrSky]
CYRF6936: maximum power is around 18.5dBm (70mW). [Spektrum/Devo]
so I have these two modules.

tested both of them immediately upon receipt. Module #1 seemed to be consistently a little more powerful than module #2, but since both were putting out more than their rated 70mW in Spektrum/DSMX mode I figured that they were fine.

I did notice that I had a couple of odd failsafes which I didn't have with my actual Spektrum radios. Tested the modules again and the power levels were p much unchanged. I figured that teh stock ducky antennas were to blame. DId a bit of research and wanted to try one of the VAS 2.4 folded dipoles. These have standard SMA connectors; the modules are RP-SMA. I didn't want to use an RP-SMA to SMA adapter, so I ordered a short U.FL to SMA cable to replace the stock coax cable.

apparently I clicked on the wrong length!
stock coax is approx. 2", my replacement is 4"

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Posted by biglombo | Apr 11, 2018 @ 10:59 AM | 790 Views
Frozen mountains - Long range - TBS Crossfire | FPV Italy (stingy, emax 2306, hqprop) (2 min 55 sec)

My first real long range flight, in the beautiful mountains of Terminillo (Lazio, Italy). There was strong wind and, I know, , some vibrations and jello but the sensations were unbelievable!

Camera: Xiaomy Yi - with SuperView script

I hope you enjoy and if you like what you see, please subscribe my channel! http://bit.ly/2y4wZgh .....THANK YOU!!!

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My gear:


Quad N.1:
Martian 2 frame
Kingkong GT2205 2350kv
Racerstar 30A esc blheli_s
Runcam swift 2
Omnibus F4 v3
TBS crossfire micro RX
TBS unify HV
Pagoda antenna

Quad N.2:
Martian 2 frame
DYS samguk 2306 2500kv
HAKRC BLHeli32 Bit 30A
Runcam swift 2
Omnibus F4 v3
RCimmersion Tramp HV
Pagoda antenna

Other Gear:
Fatshark Dominator HD3
Furious True-D 3.6 with pagoda + Triple feed patch
Frsky Taranis X9D+
Crossfire TX module (the big one. In some videos I could have used mi)

Garage quad:
Realacc x210 frame
Racerstar 2306 2400kv
Various 20A esc blheli_s
Runcam swift 2
SPracing F3
EWRF e708TM3
Stubby linear antenna
Posted by Shirty | Apr 11, 2018 @ 10:21 AM | 760 Views
Not my video, but a little bit of a warbird event over here at one of the local clubs last weekend. Some really nice planes and a bit of the full scale flyovers!

Warbirds Over Mundijong 2018 (19 min 10 sec)

Posted by lawrence4 | Apr 11, 2018 @ 04:26 AM | 1,209 Views
This bird is 6 years old.
20180411 Blue Bird (3 min 19 sec)

Motor dualsky XM2812CA-33 KV1470
Propeller GWS EP-9050
Battery dualsky 2S 400~550mAh
Servo 5g x 3
Receiver Corona 2.4G 4ch
Posted by cuavlindy | Apr 10, 2018 @ 11:50 PM | 1,253 Views
CUAV NEW XBEE Radio link 250MW Wireless PRO 900HP integrates signal s Data Transmitter for Pixhawk Pixhack Flight Controller

The CUAV XB Radio PRO wireless data communication module provides best-in-class wireless connectivity for drones or IoT devices. They use the DigiMesh network protocol, have intensive network operations and support for sleep routers, and can also use proprietary point-to-multipoint configurations. These modules support RF line-of-sight ranges up to 28 miles (with high gain antennas) and data rates up to 200 Kbps, making them ideal for extended-range applications that require increased data throughput.

The CUAV XB Radio PRO does not require programming and can be easily configured using Digi's free XCTU software or through a simplified set of AT commands.

The built-in Digi XBee module has been pre-certified in multiple countries, further reducing development costs and shortening time to market.

The CUAV XB Radio PRO module is easy to use, shares a common hardware serial port, and offers a variety of different protocols so that users can integrate with your drone or device with minimal development time and risk.

Product Features:
Double-ended switching
CUAV XB Radio PRO has built-in TTL and USB ports, seamless switching between air and ground, and greater flexibility to reduce the cost of use.

Integrated RSSI output
CUAV XB Radio PRO integrates the signal strength output and can be directly connected to the drone controller, allowing the user to obtain the current signal strength in real time to determine the risk of loss.

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Posted by Boone 870 | Apr 10, 2018 @ 11:28 PM | 1,156 Views
… continued

As mentioned in the prior post, there were some stability issues when using my homemade Lexan adapters and hair scrunchies. One other drawback about the Lexan adapters was that they were brittle, I had the end of one break off where the hole was drilled while I was – luckily – on the flight simulator and not flying at the field. Another solution had to be found.

In the meantime I decided that I had developed the capability to fly a model equipped with a rudder and canceled my plans of buying the E-flite Opterra and ordered an E-flite Carbon Z Cub. I was also looking for a normal four channel plane that would be simple to install a return-to-home GPS unit on (more on that later). I figured a big old slow flying Cub would be a safe and forgiving enough choice to get myself reacquainted with some of the basics.

After my cousin got the Cub assembled and flight ready, I had my brother perform the maiden flight and I hooked up to the trader cord. Oh what a surprise! Flying an actual airplane is much much harder than on the simulator. I had the Cub everywhere except for where I wanted it to be. After going through a few batteries it was back to the drawing board. While at first I was hesitant to use "expo" and "dual rates" because… well because I'm a hardhead and I wanted to do the things the way I used to without any assistance from the electronics, I started researching on exactly what expo and dual rates were. I now use...Continue Reading