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Posted by Jack Crossfire | Jan 13, 2019 @ 03:23 PM | 1,033 Views
Lions have to remind themselves they've actually seen 2 Apollo capsules & the Apollo program was a bigger childhood fascination than the shuttle. Most humans are lucky if they just saw the Apollo 11 capsule on tour. Lions of course covered a shuttle, too.
Posted by KristofferR | Jan 13, 2019 @ 11:59 AM | 1,108 Views
Car time again!

This was given to me by a relative of my ex wife. It spent time collecting dust on the shelf, since I did not know what to do with it and did not have the Super Motivation (pun) to use it myself. Eventually, it turned out that my cousin wanted an RC for his young kid. YAY! Good reason to go ahead.

As usual, I went over the car, cleaned it, checked for damage, adjusted things and then tried it. With some fresh batteries and some cleaning, it worked, but pretty badly. I though the batteries were the problem but after lots of experimenting including some LiPO attempts it turned out that the LM-406FB ESC just did not want to work - sometimes it would, but it would just drop and stutter during load. I tried different motor, servo, RX, batteries and another ESC and it was always the original ESC that refused to work. I took it apart to look for broken solders or faults but did not find anything and then it died completely on me. In went a Tamiya TBLE-02 and suddenly the car went muuuuch better.

Among other things I did was to adjust the servo saver which had a horrible slop in the neutral position, which made it impossible to drive straight. After that just general work like tightening screws, cleaning etc. The original plate that held the ESC was cut and glued to make a splash-proof ESC room in the chassis.

And, the chassis. The car is surprisingly nice to drive - it is after all a close (carbon?) copy of a Tamiya TL01. The only thing giving away the cheap...Continue Reading
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 13, 2019 @ 09:12 AM | 959 Views
Finally got to go back to building airplanes......getting closer to looking like an airplane

I used up some scrap MDF and some aluminum channel, and built a fuselage jig
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 13, 2019 @ 08:53 AM | 916 Views
Glue & Fly Series - F-22 Micro V1 & V2 Radio Setup

Here is a link to the Video:

Now that I have the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Micro V2 all Dialed In with my Dual-Rates and Expo I wanted to let everyone know so you can get this Micro Parkjet setup for a successful Maiden Flight.
If you start off with your Throws using this information you will not have any problems flying this Parkjet.
As an additional note, I setup my Expo at 20% for the Ailerons and 35% for the Elevator.
Once you try out this setup for your Control Surfaces I encourage you to tweak them to your own flying style.

The "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Micro V2 is currently only available to our Ground Control RC Patrons.

Here is a link to the Final Tuning Session Flight:

The "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Micro V1 is available to our Ground Control RC Youtube Subscribers.

Information on getting the Plans is listed in the Show Notes of the "Pilot's Lounge Episode #8".
Here is a link to that Episode:

Get the Plans and build this great flying Micro Parkjet for yourself ;-)

See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by Jack Crossfire | Jan 13, 2019 @ 05:06 AM | 942 Views
Intriguing news about a Falcon 1.9 being planned for after the main development of the BFR is done. The Falcon 1.9 would be somewhere between the Falcon 1 & never realized Falcon 5 & provide an alternative to micro launcher startups. They want some amount of it to be reusable, maybe all of it if it uses raptors.

It means they're finding these micro launcher startups really are going to impact their business by filling a niche that the BFR can't: small 1 off satellites going to unique orbits, which can't share a launch with hundreds of other satellites or wait for all the other satellites to be ready. It also means major parts of BFR development could wrap up sooner than we think.

Never Seen Before Concept Designs At SPACEX!!!! (4 min 35 sec)

Posted by codersilver | Jan 13, 2019 @ 05:05 AM | 897 Views
Testing 4WD inspection robot on snow at night. The robot is equipped with 2 cameras and remote control.

inspection robot - tests on snow at night (2 min 37 sec)

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Posted by Deserteagle | Jan 13, 2019 @ 03:57 AM | 951 Views
This is my take on the Eachine Trashcan
Eachine Trashcan Good value how to set up throttle scale (20 min 5 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Jan 12, 2019 @ 11:06 PM | 718 Views
HK Prime Jet pro - project is moving forwards ..
A little more work and the foam bits will be glued ..
It did require some thought , as one needed to re-design it for a EDF ..

Also the wing for Ripit Rev 2.? or Rev3 ( Havent decided yet )
But the wing is moving along ..
Depron and foam glued together ( laminate ) ..

Windy and warm / hot .. A whole week of it !
Posted by Pierre_de’ Loop | Jan 12, 2019 @ 10:06 PM | 712 Views
Those bits at the end were two big triangular balsa blocks! Rather than planing them I use my little table saw to cut them about in half and then sand them. Yes, they were THAT big.

The fin has three one and one-quarter inch holes cut with my drill press and a slight warp. What can one expect after 30+ years? I expect it will come out with a little encouragement when I cover it. Onward...
Posted by Bill M - RC | Jan 12, 2019 @ 09:02 PM | 679 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Hubsan F22 review. This Hubsan F22 2.4G 4CH 310mm Wingspan EPO FPV RC Airplane RTF With 720P Camera review includes unboxing, inspection, setup, compass + gyro calibration and an unexpected CRASH test. Flight action starts at 8:25 .

You can get this Hubsan F22 GPS FPV Airplane RTF here now:

Hubsan F22 GPS FPV Airplane RTF review - Unboxing, Setup & CRASH Test Part 1 (14 min 18 sec)

Posted by Harvey25 | Jan 12, 2019 @ 04:48 PM | 736 Views
Does anyone know if the umx Habu S and the habu df parts are interchangeable Iv got the yellow umx habu and can’t find a fuselage anywhere but I can find the umx Habu S fuselage on eBay but don’t know if it will fit has any body tried
Posted by flightengr | Jan 12, 2019 @ 03:53 PM | 761 Views
I recently purchased RealFlight 8 Horizon Hobby Edition along with a Spektrum WS1000 USB receiver. Being a big fan of Spektrum's SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope), I wanted to pick up the only flight sim other than Phoenix that has HH planes and the SAFE stabilization included.

First I spent some time with the Spektrum WS1000. I wasn't sure what to expect out of it at first, but I learned that it's a Spektrum receiver that presents the radio channels (8 of them, as far as I can tell) to Windows as a standard game controller/joystick device.

Binding the WS1000 to the transmitter is a bit of a challenge, as you have to hold down the bind button on the WS1000 while you plug it into the USB port in order to get it into bind mode. But once you get the WS1000 into bind mode, it binds with the transmitter just like any other Spektrum receiver.

Once the WS1000 is connected, it presents the channels to Windows this way:

Throttle (Spektrum channel 1) = Y-Axis (DirectX Input: Y)
Aileron (2) = Z-Axis (Z)
Elevator (3) = X-Rotation (Rx)
Rudder (4) = X-Axis (X)
Gear (5) = Y-Rotation (Ry)
Aux1 (6) = Z-Rotation and Button 1 (button is pressed when channel is at -100%) (Rz)
Aux2 (7) = Slider and Button 2 (GetSlider(1))
Aux3 (8) = Dial and Button 3 (GetSlider(0))
Aux4 (9) does not appear to be mapped

You can see the channels in action pretty easily using the control panel in Windows. On Windows 7, go to "Devices and Printers", and you'll see one called "SPEKTRUM...Continue Reading
Posted by blitzen | Jan 12, 2019 @ 02:00 PM | 788 Views
It all started with a phenomenal chuck glider. The plan was to transform the glider into a RC plane. I've never built a plane before. A little plane didn't seem overly ambitious. My feeble attempt flew like a wounded duck. I salvaged the parts, swallowed my pride and went on to build something more conventional. This time the components are recessed into the wing and fuselage of the basic glider. That idea seemed straightforward enough. Mounting the board and servo between the wing and fuselage wasn't that easy. The plane needed to remain balanced too. The combo receiver board has two onboard servos that are connected to the elevons. Another servo was added for the rudder. The servos are in line with the control horns and the push rods have no slop. The control surfaces have quite a sweep and are 100% of the trailing edges. The flat trapezoidal wing has a 3 degree forward incline and no dehireal. I have had only a few flight sessions because of unsettled weather. I was mainly looking at how everything behaved and made adjustments to the transmitter settings. On my last outing I had problems. The motor had been slipping in the mount and had been turning little by little. Finally, the wires behind it twisted together so tightly that a short occured. The motor became blazing hot and it fell off. I'll be eliminating the mount and gluing the new motor further back in the fuselage. Glide tests actually showed an improvement so I don't need to fiddle with the CG. Hopefully the new battery for my hat cam will arrive soon and I'll have a video to post.
Posted by HypeRC | Jan 12, 2019 @ 11:19 AM | 740 Views
Hello, we are HypeRC, a startup out of Southern Florida. We plan to revamp the the style and design of RC cars by utilizing a creative approach in things such as suspension and aerodynamics as well as using high end materials such as carbon aramids and 7075 aluminum. In this process we will implement feed back from you, the community, in order to perfect our products.

The team at HypeRC is highly motivated to bring new energy into the RC car space to match the innovation and excitement found in the modern car industry. Essentially we want to redefine what an RC Car can be through inspiration from Full Scale Race Cars and Hyper Cars.

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Posted by elan | Jan 12, 2019 @ 10:52 AM | 827 Views
Not too long ago, I picked up a Hobbyzone Champ, RTF 20" wingspan airplane. I use my DX7s to fly it in the back yard. So far I have about 7.5 hours on it and am liking it alot. For me, it is the perfect back yard flier plank. Of course I love helis, but you can't beat the Champ for relaxing, 12 minute flights, tooling around in the back yard. The little ship has STOL capabilities, that means it needs very little space to take off and land in. I have fitted the model with 1.5 inch dupro bush tires, and use a welcome mat for an airstrip to take off of and then land it in the grass with the bush tires. For the snow, I've fitted a spare set of landing gear with snow skiis and take off and land on the snow. Or hand launch and land on the snow, with the skis.

This morning I was flying over the snow and the temp was 5 degrees F. My wife took a video of the champ in flight. I was doing 8's, and circuits. I flew for the normal 12 minute flight and then landed in the snow on the skis. Of course, I was wearing a wool cap and using a TX mitt :-)

champ snow3 (0 min 51 sec)

champ snow2 (0 min 35 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Pinseli | Jan 12, 2019 @ 08:53 AM | 745 Views
If there is anyone that has a Sist FW190 kit for sale please PM me.
I am looking to buy one.
Thanks Gabriela
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 12, 2019 @ 06:54 AM | 798 Views

Iv just done a video on this but I wanted to share some of my thoughts about the DJI Smart Controller for the Mavic 2 Series.

DJI Smart Controller For Mavic 2 - My Thoughts & Spec Walk-thorough (8 min 53 sec)

My Thoughts

Having been rumoured since the release of the Mavic 2 this RC has always been one that has divided opinion and that stands true today more than ever.

The Smart Controller is an all in one RC and built in Crystalsky 5.5” smart device similar to what we have seen with the ST16 from Yuneec and the new Herelink system from Proficnc.

It takes what DJI did with the Plus remote on the Phantom 4 series and takes it to the next level, saying this is simply the Mavic RC and Crystalsky combined is not fully true and it’s more like a Crystalsky 2.0 with many overall improvements to the OS and device performance.
The Screen is the same 1000 nits brightness we seen on Crystalsky but touch responsiveness is much improved I have been told, connectivity is plentiful with USB C for charging and firmware updates, HDMI output, USB A Output and a Micro SD Card slot.

A note that shows how the internals have been beefed up is the fact is will now play back 4K footage from the SD card and output this via HDMI in 4K, the original CS was limited to 1080P.

Buttons wise you have all the same ones from the original RC like Power,RTL,Pause, Shutter,Record and the 5D, on each corner there is the camera setting wheel and the gimbal control.
...Continue Reading
Posted by Blakeecenarro1 | Jan 12, 2019 @ 06:50 AM | 725 Views
Got a DL50 engine for sale bran new never used just missing its original box
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Jan 12, 2019 @ 05:59 AM | 747 Views
Yep Les Amis,
METEOR, COMET, l'UNIVERS Hobbymate ! Voici enfin le test du METEOR 5 de chez Hobbymate, un 5 pouce puissant, fiable et très bien conçu . Une superbe frame (selon mes goûts bien sur) très résistante aux chocs, que ce soit au niveau des composants, de la mise en route ou du vol, cet engin est parfaitement conçu par rapport à ce qu'on a l'habitude de voir sur le marché chinois dans ces prix là . En bref, je suis hyper satisfait des produits proposés par le site HOBBYCOOL, non seulement leurs produits sont de bonne qualité mais ils maintiennent un très bon rapport Qualité/Prix en fournissant un service de qualité. Bon vol à tous ...

METEOR 5" HOBBYMATE - Review Test Démo - Une étoile de plus dans l'Univers FPV ! (38 min 15 sec)

NOTATAZ : 19/20 Excellent 5 Pouces !!!

Niveau : Initiés et Confirmés
Les + : Résistant, Puissant, Précis, Bonne conception, Belles finitions et bonne autonomie .
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