Posted by kallend | May 18, 2019 @ 01:02 PM | 1,342 Views
Make Your Own Inexpensive Centerburner

I have a dozen or so EDF models, most of which are of types that were/are equipped with afterburners. After buying some LED “centerburner” systems, I decided to see how hard it would be to make my own.

This project requires soldering skills, and access to a 3D printer and simple design software (such as the FREE ), This article only describes the electronic part; fabricating the adapter to mount the LED unit to the EDF motor is not covered. Anyone familiar with 3D printer design software should have no difficulty in creating a suitable mount. Total cost of the electronic components for the system is less than $16. If you do NOT have these skills, I suggest you buy a ready made unit from one of the people who market them on

First, I found a suitable high output amber bulb that has it’s own inbuilt voltage regulator.

This is very bright, and runs on anything from 9 – 30 volts. It’s current consumption when full on is only 300mA, and the four brightest LEDs are behind a lens that directs their light along the bulb axis. With a little fiddling assisted by a razor saw I was able to remove the yellow plastic bulb base and expose the inbuilt regulator and its connections. These bulbs are $16 for two at Amazon.

To control it without making a custom controller I found a 10 Amp ESC for BRUSHED motors. $14 for two from...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | May 19, 2019 @ 12:28 AM | 1,266 Views
It occurred to me ...
That part of the problem lies with the way the pod is a attached to the boom .
3 screws holding it in place to a carbon plate ..
So a lot of force is applied to 3 very small places on launch ..

So before a problem arises , why not just epoxy the pod in place ?
Create a much larger area to distribute launch energy into !
Anyhow , that's what I have done with the Raven 990 ..
I fibreglass reinforced the pod , then glued it in ..
When the Epoxy dries , it should distribute load much more evenly over a much larger area .. ( + the fibreglass wont hurt too much - I hope )
That vertical fin is still weak as ! Next time it breaks , I will cut it out and rebuild it with more carbon reinforcing .
Posted by old4570 | May 18, 2019 @ 09:04 PM | 1,254 Views

I have issued a product alert : ( Well - for what ever it's worth )

I removed the pod from my Raven 990 and it has a stress fracture @ the same location as my Mini DLG pro ( where it broke )
Posted by unboxingexp | May 19, 2019 @ 03:56 AM | 1,212 Views
Balancing DJI's Ronin-S (2 min 22 sec)

Posted by UpNup | May 18, 2019 @ 06:08 PM | 1,157 Views
Major difference between cutting ply and ribs.

Ply requires tough love. Balsa ribs are like cutting through butter. Ply requires saving room on cuts so you can sand to the line. Balsa requires fluid smooth strokes right down the line. If balsa is poetry, ply is a tirade.

Used the drill bit in my hand drill. Blew smoke everywhere. Still looks like a badger made the inner circles.
Posted by GroundControlRC | May 18, 2019 @ 07:23 PM | 1,137 Views
Maiden Flight - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro

Here is a link to the Video:

This Plug-n-Play Kit is courtesy of Banggood.
I've been wanting to try out one of these Brushed Motor Nano/Micro Planes and wanted to review the Pro Version which is a 4 Channel Plane.
This is our Maiden Flight!
Here we go!

Here is a link to the Build Videos:

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set

See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by ChrisCro82 | May 18, 2019 @ 05:41 PM | 1,114 Views
HyperLow RS+ 6s (3 min 39 sec)

So i finally made the leap to 6s and was relatively surprised by both the flight times and power i was getting on this HyperLow RS+ build.
I have another RS+ that is running 4s lipos and it's an amazing quad,and i can honestly say it's probably the best flying quad i've ever flown in all my years of
flying quadcopters. I'm getting anywhere between 3-6 minutes of flight time on CNHL 1250mah 6S lipos and running Emax RSII 2306-1600kv motors.
I'm also running BetaFlight 4.0 with bidir/rpm filter and it's helped out alot,only time i really get propwash is when i forget to apply the throttle to harshly.
I've only been flying this build very rarely because i only have three 6s lipos so far. My next step to improving this

Here is the build list of the quad.

HyperLow RS+ (true x,and 15mm standoffs)
T-Motor 55A Pro
(3) Panosonic 1000uf capacitors
PiroFlip F4 (overclocked to 216mhz)
Emax RSII 2306-1600kv
Runcam Micro Eagle
TBS Nano Pro32
Lumenier AXII (micro)
Gemfan 5149
Posted by Thomas B. | May 18, 2019 @ 04:04 PM | 1,088 Views
Posted by slidewaysgts | Yesterday @ 12:29 PM | 1,079 Views
Got this kit from sunset models as a shrank down version of the 120 kit. The stick sizes weren’t scaled down to standard size so 3/8 spruce was just too small for spars. 1cm carbon square used instead. Wing is SOLID so far.
Posted by basslord1124 | Yesterday @ 02:22 PM | 1,030 Views
After working through some of the kinks with the FT Simple Cub, I managed to add another kink by bending the prop shaft. I had actually never done that before. But I guess all that lawn darting can lead to it. I didn't even realize it had happened until I had done some repairs and was ready to fly it again.

FT Simple Cub... Bent motor/prop shaft? (2 min 2 sec)

Posted by wayne65 | Yesterday @ 02:37 PM | 1,010 Views
I have a FeiBao 1/7 scale F-5 for sale

. I set up the jet as a 120mm EDF. I still have the split Turbine pipe, fuel tanks, intakes and small other items to convert back to Turbine.
You will have to install wood mounts to install your Turbine. The front nose wood mount needs fixing (ran off the runway into the grass )...Daaaaa
Comes with a 9ch X spectrum receiver. The flight stabilizer is an Eagle tree guardian. Air Breaks and all the servos
I used a 3 cell 2200 for the BEC Pro receiver power and two 6 cell 5000 battery packs to fly it.
The jet WILL NOT come with the 120mm EDF unit or the 160 HV ESC.

I will take $1700 for it, I have Paypal. you will have to pay for boxing and shipping or pick up in KY zip 40160.

I am starting a new project and the Boss said "Clean out the hanger".
I am King of the castle ,,,,,, when she's not home.....

Feel free to PM me for any questions and photos.

Thanks for looking.


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Posted by Clickety | May 18, 2019 @ 12:44 PM | 970 Views

My plans have moved to due to RCgroups server crashing. As a result I have introduced a small charge which will help cover the cost of the website hosting and domain name and help to support the development of new plane designs. Sorry for the inconvenience. However, I do not wish this small charge to be an obstacle for anyone. If you are put off by the pricing please let me know.

NEW! I will be starting a scheme to make planes available for free for children/youth. Coming soon!

Kind Regards


For regular news, new plane development and progress, visit my Facebook group called 'Clickety's Jetworks'


01. YF-23 Black widow / Grey Ghost _ Pusher/2x55mm EDF.
02. F-35 Lightning II _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF.
03. JA-37 Viggen _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
04. Bae Hawk _ Pusher / 60mm EDF
05. A-10 Thunderbolt II _Twin Pusher
06. Drake _ Pusher.
07. EurofighterTyphoon _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
08. Harrier _ Pusher.
09. Tornado _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
10. Vulcan _ 2x70mm EDF
11. Su-57 _ 2x 5" Pusher / 2x 64mmEDF
12. F-16 Falcon _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
13. B2 Spirit _ 2 x 64mm EDF
14. A4 Skyhawk _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
15. Sepecat Jaguar _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
16. SU-47 Berkut _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
17. English Electric Lightning _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
18. Mig 29 _ Pusher / 2 x 50/55mm EDF
19. Mirage III _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
20. Mirage 2000 _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
21. F-104 Starfighter _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
22. Blackburn Buccaneer - Pusher / 50-64mm EDF (X2)
23. F22a Raptor - Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
24. EM-10 Bielik - Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
25. Gloster Meteor twin pusher / up to 64m EDF
26. Bae Tempest - Pusher / up to 70mm EDF
27. Dassault Rafale - Pusher / up to 70mm EDF
28. F14 Tomcat - single/twin Pusher / up to 70mm EDF

NON 'JET' PLANS (Free Download)

Bugatti 100p _ Depron parkflyer.
X-wing Starfighter - Pusher
Bugatti 100p - PSS Balsa Glider
Posted by scousethief | May 18, 2019 @ 07:25 AM | 945 Views

Reminds of one of my favourite Jets

This 787mm Wingspan Skyhunter Racing is a special updated version for racing, also it is the smallest and most portable edition of the legendary Skyhunter FPV airframe series, the twin-boom tail wing design makes it fly super stable and agile, the EPP molded wing and fuselage reinforced by carbon fiber tube and rod is light in weight but solid and strong in structure, the new crash absorption system will save the plane even in a hard crash. You can take it anytime to any place and fly in anywhere because of its compact size and highly integrated power system.

Crash resistance EPP material, easy to repair even in hard crash.
New Crash Absorption system, main wing will detach automatically in a crash, thus to protect the it from breaking.
Traditional twin-boom tail design makes it fly super stable and agile
Racing style flag decal, with different color and numbers for racing competition.
Designed for FPV Racing, agile and stable flying ability even in small area like park / underground parking garage
Small portable size for easy carry and take to anywhere
Easy to assemble in just few minutes by screw and glue
Multiple camera mount for different FPV / HD camera in the market
Super big room inside fuselage for more FPV gear and big battery
Easy to hand-launch by yourself without any help
Work with the same motor / ESC / prop / camera from racing quads, exchangeable...Continue Reading
Posted by wattechighland | May 16, 2019 @ 04:45 AM | 939 Views
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Posted by marblekit | Yesterday @ 01:16 AM | 924 Views
Posted by DoubleEagle | May 18, 2019 @ 04:27 AM | 919 Views
High quality RC Mercedes truck model. Fun toy to have in your RC collection. Great choice for kids gift.
Model number: E562-003
Simulated lights/sounds
Radio controlled: trailer split joints, skew plate control, trailer hight level control.
For more products visit:
Business enquire: [email][email protected]
Double Eagle 1:20 RC Model Mercedes Flat Trailer Toy Truck (0 min 58 sec)

Posted by LemonC | May 16, 2019 @ 03:39 PM | 918 Views
Betaflight 4.0 Feels Nice (2 min 20 sec)

I resolved my bouncy betaflight 4.0 issue. I had Pippi FPV via youtube look at my blackbox data, he told me it seemed like i had a mechanical issue, i checked my frame and one of my front arms was a bit spongy bc it was cracked/delaminated a bit. Swapped in a new arm and had a chance to test fly it again... Nice and smooth now. It has a bit of filter adjustment, i will need to black box again soon and reevaluated my parameters.

**also this was my Wife's first 'co piloting' experience.