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Posted by Barts_Hangar | Yesterday @ 02:00 AM | 1,449 Views
Check out this incredible model the "Detroit Miss" P-51 Mustang Warbird, seen here flying at the BRCM annual warbirds over the bay event. Gotta love the scale rivets, attention to detail, and placards on this historic fighter! Absolutely breathtaking seeing work like this show up at flying fields, and even more breathtaking is the flight that you can check out in this video! Subscribe for more model airplane action coming your way

Stunning P-51 Mustang "Detroit Miss" flight (BRCM Warbirds over the Bay) | GIANT RC FLYING MODEL (4 min 45 sec)

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Dec 07, 2017 @ 05:18 PM | 1,391 Views
You can currently build a micro 'whoop' for $50 including some decent goggles using a Furibee F36 quad, LST micro AIO camera / VTX and the Furibee VR01 5.8GHz goggles since all are on sale at the moment.

Also, you can get a Leader 120 with runcam micro sparrow and adjustable 25/200mW VTX for only $130 - again, all on sale. Here is my review on that setup

More details here on these on other XMAS deal that are better than the crappy ones I posted earlier:

http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/coupons-and-discounts.html


Posted by d0uglas | Dec 11, 2017 @ 11:22 AM | 1,320 Views
Oh man if I could parlay my RC addiction into something that produces enough cash to cover my rent and to replace my wrecked airplanes... I've got the hang of flying, I've got the hang of filming, I've got the hang of editing. But I've made a hundred videos and only have 49 subscribers, not even close to bother turning on ads. I'd like to shove my fledgling channel into search visibility, which might take a thousand subs after which I suspect it becomes much easier to accumulate more.

Take Flyin' Ryan. This guy makes simple RC review videos, the format generally is several minutes split in half, the first half talking about the plane or helicopter or drone (usually drones), and then he flies the thing in a small room, banging around the walls in a lighthearted, comical and endearing way.

Silverlit - Pico Falcon (2015 World's Smallest RC Helicopter) - Review and Flight (7 min 56 sec)

That video has 2.6M views, a no-budget video of a tiny Radio Shack-tier heli. No script, not much editing involved; it might take maybe, I don't know, three hours to produce a clip from unboxing to posting. However long it takes him it's definitely less than I spend on a single two minute clip. I go crazy trying to perfect everything. Here's my desk working on my next video. Overkill, I know, and proof of no return on excessive editing; but I'm a bit OCD.



If he monetized that well, that single seven minute video might have already made him in the neighborhood of five...Continue Reading
Posted by allenp3 | Dec 07, 2017 @ 03:27 PM | 1,314 Views
Posted by Bunnyshooter223 | Yesterday @ 01:19 PM | 1,302 Views
...tips on my preference of simple, effective, cheep engine cleaning. Here goes:

If your engine is very rusty, consider using a rust-remover and rinsing it off before cleaning. The LA's Totally Awesone Cleaner may remove tad bit of rust, but not much.

Set aside time to clean your engine. I prefer a day off work with 4-5 hours of free-time.
Point is, there's no need to be in a hurry! Accidents happen and parts get lost. Be careful with chemicals.

I do not have an ultrasonic cleaner. I use a plastic tub i bought at GoodWill for cheap...
My tub is at least large enough to cover a small disassembled engine (say, a Saito fa-56 size) with one bottle of LA's Totally Awesome Cleaner.

One may prefer a second bottle of cleaner for a medium engine (.91). Or just turn air-exposed parts over during soak. Depends on container size (skinny and tall will cover more).

Really, you can use the tub of cleaner on more than one engine! The cleaner will get darker but it should work.

Items needed:
-New bearings. Why not?
-Gaskets and O-rings (if needed)
-Valve adjustment tools
-screw drivers and hex drivers
-Always have extra bottles of cleaner, $1 at Dollar Tree
- Q-Tips or pipe cleaners for carb and intake drying
-Clean light-colored towel for lying parts upon. Nothing fancy.
-Old clean rag or two for drying parts.
-Paper towels, can be cheap
-Tweezers or something to grab parts out of tub
- 3-in-1 oil (or your preference) to remove bearings & stuck parts....Continue Reading
Posted by Tahoe Ed | Dec 07, 2017 @ 05:58 PM | 1,277 Views


Two dataes available - Dec 12 - Dec 13 @ 9AM both days

Location: AbelCine Industry City, 88 35th Street, 4th Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11232

Tickets available at: https://www.abelcine.com/learn/calen...in-2-intensive
Posted by Saptak Rc | Dec 08, 2017 @ 06:08 AM | 1,272 Views
Please help me out to buy a edf. I have made the whole fuselage but i have no money to buy a motor or edf. Please give me a very small amount of money here

https://www.paypal.me/ADutta304
Please give me a small amount of funds here
I will be very grateful.
Posted by STRYKA. | Dec 08, 2017 @ 06:35 AM | 1,266 Views
So I decided a few months ago that instead of building another racing quad, I would try and build a fixed wing FPV model (cause i liked the idea of having flight times longer than 3 minutes ). I also quite liked the idea of using Inav as it would give me GPS flight modes and an OSD with a $20 flight controller and a $15 GPS module (waaaaaay cheaper than using an EagleTree Vector or a Pixhawk and a bit more up to date than a APM board).

For the airframe I will be using a Bixler 2 cause its cheap and im familiar with it.

Requirements:
FPV capable
Headtracking for the FPV camera
On Screen Display (OSD)
GPS flight modes e.g. return to home
20 minute+ flight times
Not super huge and expensive


Main Components:
Airframe: Bixler 2 kit (new colour scheme)
Servos: 8 HXT900 9g
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30a
Motor: Turnigy Park 480
Receiver: Frsky X6R
Prop: Hobbyking 8x4
Flight Controller: Omnibus F4
GPS Module: Neo M8N
FPV camera: Foxeer arrow mini v2
Video Transmitter: Fatshark 250mW
Video Transmitter antenna: MenaceRC Raptor Stubby Pagoda RHCP
Posted by old4570 | Dec 07, 2017 @ 09:30 PM | 1,243 Views


Christmas ( Xmas for some ) is creeping up on us , rather uncomfortably quickly to boot .
This year I took advantage of all these crazy sales ( some may have noticed ) and the Bugs 6 is what I got my brother . ( Yeah it was on sale )
Came today , so it's currently wrapped and parked next to the plastic Xmas tree .
I did take a peek and it does look like a quality ( plastic ) quad .

Maybe after Xmas my brother will let me play with it ?
Posted by Blaze0021 | Yesterday @ 11:24 AM | 1,237 Views
This is the first 4S Test Flight of my Durafly Me 163 Komet 950mm PNF.

Hobbyking Durafly Me 163 Komet 950mm PNF 4S-Powered Test Flight (4 min 34 sec)

As I thoroughly enjoyed the flight characteristics of the RocHobby Swift and Durafly EFXtra, I decided to get my Durafly Me 163 Komet up to speed as well. I was definitely in for a surprise when I made the switch to 4S, as I now consider this plane to be ridiculously fast for its size. More fine-tuning with the rates / throws will be required on future flights as the controls are a lot more sensitive on 4S speeds.

Using the Hitec Energy Sport 60-Amp ESC / APC 5.5x4.5 Speed 400 Electric Propeller setup and powered by a Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C, I measured 38.1-amps max static with 586 watts on the Eflite Power Meter. The Nerf Vortex Whistle adds a unique sound during flight and was installed by drilling a hole on the circular canopy hatch indent and is secured by GE Type II Silicone. The Pretty Woman Designer Nails Set: Stiletto Shape / Long Length that I found at Walmart are also the perfect shape to protect the vulnerable painted foam wing tip bumps that are commonly scratched during landings, and are glued on with Loctite 5-Minute Epoxy. Lastly, the airframe finish is protected with 2 coats of Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic.

MULTIMEDIA:

Hobbyking Durafly ME-163 Komet 950mm PNF (Red Edition): https://hobbyking.com/en_us/durafly-...m-pnf-red.html

RC Groups Durafly ME-163 Komet Main Thread: https://www....Continue Reading
Posted by davidterrell80 | Yesterday @ 10:51 AM | 1,225 Views
Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS): Key Concepts forNew Users

From Jan. 22 to Feb. 4, Embry-Riddle Worldwide will offera free, two-week course on drone operation. Registration opened yesterday.

https://worldwide.erau.edu/massive-open-online-courses


Edf

Posted by Saptak Rc | Dec 08, 2017 @ 06:05 AM | 1,225 Views
Please help me buy a edf. I am very poor. My plane is ready but i have no edf
https://www.paypal.me/ADutta304
Please give me a small amount of funds here
I will be very grateful.
Posted by l shems | Dec 08, 2017 @ 01:00 PM | 1,222 Views
Make sure you open the post en click on the read more to see the all pages. Otherwise you will see page 8 as last page, and not page 16.

O previously posted some analysis on DLG design in this Blog. After some discussions about smaller than 1.5 meter wing span DLG's possibly outperforming the full size ones on the last WC in the Ukraine, I dug up my old analysis, and worked on it a little to find out if I could derive the theoretical optimum span for a DLG. That is to say: optimum for maximum airtime in still air at a fixed launch speed.

It turns out that actually the current launch speed determines the optimum terminal velocity to design the plane for. So making the plane faster or slower with respect to this terminal velocity would lower the total airtime for this launch speed. A terminal velocity of only 60% of the launch speed would be the optimum design speed for obtaining maximum airtime.

Secondly, the maximum airtime itself can be expressed in the L/D ratio and the launch speed only! So, basically speaking, just optimise L/D and you will optimise maximum airtime (for the optimum design speed that is). The expression is quite simple:

t_(flight,max) ≈ 2 / 3g ∙ (L/D)_optimum ∙ √((L/D)_optimum ) ∙ v_launch

When entering an L/D of 12 to 20, and a v_launch of 40 m/s, the still air time will be between 115 and 245, with an average 180 seconds.

Finally, the question I started with. The expression for terminal velocity that you...Continue Reading
Posted by craytech | Yesterday @ 09:44 AM | 1,213 Views
GnarlyFPV's Blitz Spec motors The Fastest 716s on the Block (3 min 15 sec)


Hello everyone welcome back.

Today's video has me really excited. I have been on a mission to find faster 716 brushed motors. Well my mission is over. Thank you GnarlyFPV. These are the Blitz SPec motors. They are by far the fastest 716s I have flown. First launch sent me straight into the ceiling. That hasn't happened in a long time. I installed these motors into my BetaFPV Beta 65s. I also traded out my triblade props for some of their 4 blade props.

These motors are compatible with
Eachine E011
BoldClash Bwhoop
BetaFPV Beta 65s
JJRC H67
and any other micro quad that runs 716 motors.


Pick up some GnarlyFPV Bllitz Spec motors today
https://gnarlyfpv.com/collections/be...-game-changers



Check out my video on how to build and maintain your Tiny Whoop.
How to Build and Maintain your Tiny Whoop (35 min 33 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Dec 06, 2017 @ 05:35 PM | 1,213 Views
Came yesterday !
Wow , was on sale !
Got it relatively cheap with free postage !


Wow HK has made for a really good Xmas this year ! ( Thanks HK ) , did anyone else hit the HK Xmas deals or pre Xmas deals ..
Some of those deals were seriously good , I mean good !

So for future reference if anyone else pics up one of these !

You want the smallest stuff ( Rx , Batt , UBEC or Voltage booster ) in the nose ... Why you ask ?
Because it balances very close to the recommended CG with next to nothing in the nose - that's why .

The sample I got ! Beautifully made ...

Ok .... Assembly ! ( This was fun )
It looks plug and play , but its not !

Start with the elevator .. Make sure the push rod wire is the correct length ( Oh I lucked out big time here )
I botched this big time ( calculations ) and by pure luck got it perfect ...

So plug in your Rx , and sort out the elevator first , I reversed the servo connector ( turned it upside down ) to clear the wing ..
Once your elevator is sorted , then plug in the wing ...

With the ailerons I had to trim the length of the control rods as they were so long as to bind the ailerons ...
I think most know how to sort out their ailerons ..
With 2 servos you will need to do a little mixing ..
I will be using my Taranis Q x7 with the IRX4+ multi protocol module bound to a DSM2-22 Rx

Anyhow , this is where I sort of ran into problems ( CG )
300mAh 2s , UBEC + 6 Ch DSM2 Rx and my CG is around 60/65mm from the LE rather than the recommended 80mm

Well , the DLG is sorted but I will have to go with a better in the guts solution .

So around 1am I ordered a smaller 4 ch Rx ( DSM2 ) , smaller UBEC , as well as some 1s to 5v boosters to run 1s batteries ( I have a few )
So there you go , just too much weight in the nose at the moment .
Just have to wait to play with the Mini DLG pro
Posted by vic_man_fpv | Yesterday @ 11:08 AM | 1,199 Views
FPV video resumen del 2017 - vicmanfpv (4 min 19 sec)


Amigos/as este puede ser tal vez mi último vídeo este año, y me gustaría hacer un vídeo resumen de todas las aventuras que he compartido junto a mis amigos del equipo "Flypepino" y que he tenido gracias a este bonito deporte. Dar las gracias a todos mis compis y deseando que llegue este 2018 que viene cargado de más aventuras, carreras y experiencias FPV!. Feliz año nuevo a todos amigos/as!!!

Friends, this may be my last video this year, and I would like to make a video summary of all the adventures I have shared with my friends of the "Flypepino" team and I have had because of this beautiful sport. To thank all my buddies and looking forward to this 2018 that comes loaded with more adventures and FPV experiences!. Happy new year to all friends!

Componentes / Components:
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Kakute F4 AIO:
https://www.banggood.com/Holybro-Kak...3746802201602W

EFAW Aether frame:
www.efaw.shop
http://www.fireairwater.com/product/...v=3a1ed7090bfa

T-Motor F40 PRO 2400KV:
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pieces-T-...3746802201602W

T-Motor F30A V2:
https://www.banggood.com/T-Motor-F30...3746802201602W

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Mis redes / My social networks:
twitter: @vic_man_fpv
instagram: @vic_man_fpv
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicmanfpv

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Música/Music:
Música/Music:
Song: Ship Wrek, Zookeepers & Trauzers - Vessel [NCS Release]
Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
Watch:youtu.be/PXf4rkguwDI
Download/Stream: http://ncs.io/VesselCr
Posted by NashVegas | Yesterday @ 12:51 PM | 1,198 Views
Finally completed my 91" Laser build with custom graphics from Andy's Folienwelt in Germany. Powered by a DA-70 with two-into-one header and single MTW canister.

91" Laser - DA-70 (0 min 22 sec)

Posted by Barts_Hangar | Dec 11, 2017 @ 06:12 AM | 1,188 Views
Check out this beautiful giant scale model of the famous "Fieseler Storch" flying at the BRCM annual Warbirds over the Bay event.
Don't forget to subscribe for more videos coming your way!
Beautiful Fieseler Storch flight (BRCM Warbirds over the Bay) | GIANT SCALE RC PLANE FLYING MODEL (3 min 17 sec)