Posted by GRW3 | Aug 18, 2018 @ 05:51 PM | 1,256 Views
I was building a Balsa USA Fokker EIII and nearing the end of the assembly. I could have gone with the plain stock gear but I wanted that EIII look. I also had to modify it to take some Top Flite wire wheels I needed to figure out how to solder larger pieces. Low and behold, Balsa USA has a video about soldering landing gear on their website. Great, I thought.

As I watched the video it showed the prep, how to get the pieces together and then the copper wire wrap. Then he got the soldering iron. It was huge, compared to the normal soldering iron. I knew then thats what I needed to get, a big soldering iron. As I recall, he gives a watt range to look for. I found this one on Amazon.

I got it. It works great. The only the he didnt mention was that it takes about 30 minutes to get up to temperature. There are ones with more wattage available on Amazon but they cost a lot more money.
Posted by cuavlindy | Aug 17, 2018 @ 08:40 PM | 1,163 Views
CUAV in in the Drone exhibition
Posted by jetpilotrich | Aug 17, 2018 @ 08:06 PM | 1,158 Views
Check out this Flight Demo of the ONLY Spitfire model on floats available that I know of After a bit of Tweaking, this model is a really unique model of a rare Spitfire variant... only five full scale Spits on floats were built to test the viability of a fighter on floats!

Full model Specifications available at: https://www.bitgohobby.com/Dynam-Sup...e-spitfire-BNP


DYNAM SPITFIRE MK.VB Float Plane at SEFF 2018 By: RCINFORMER (6 min 13 sec)

Posted by jetpilotrich | Aug 17, 2018 @ 08:03 PM | 1,147 Views
Check out this unboxing of the ONLY Spitfire model on floats available that I know of After a bit of Tweaking, this model is a really unique model of a rare Spitfire variant... only five full scale Spits on floats were built to test the viability of a fighter on floats!

Full model Specifications available at: https://www.bitgohobby.com/Dynam-Sup...e-spitfire-BNP


Dynam SPITFIRE MK.VB FLOATPLANE By: RCINFORMER (18 min 0 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Aug 16, 2018 @ 04:10 PM | 1,137 Views
Enjoy the video. This plane is sooooooooooooooooo solid.

The 39 Flash Reloaded NEW 3D Plane from Twisted and RCF (3 min 57 sec)


Official Thread

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...y#post40090642
Posted by jetpilotrich | Aug 17, 2018 @ 07:59 PM | 1,130 Views
Back by popular demand is the Freewing 90mm F/A-18E Super Hornet V2! This is a re-upload of the Epic video Pete and I made many years ago. I have had many requests re-upload this review and flight demo as it has been revered by many as the best video to represent this aircraft Thanks to ALL my viewers for all the positive feedback regarding this video! Enjoy! Rich

FREEWING F/A-18E Super Hornet Review & Flight Demo By: RCINFORMER (16 min 50 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:37 AM | 1,127 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Reptile-S800-SKY-SHADOW-820mm-FPV-EPP-Flying-Wing-RC-Airplane-PNP-With-FPV-System-p-1108534.html



You can save up to 11% by using the coupon codes below *** edited 20/08/2018
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8% off universal coupon code for Toys Hobbies and Robot, valid until 31st Dec. 2018.
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Everything starts with a box..........


Decals
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Cub

Posted by Absaroka | Aug 16, 2018 @ 12:44 PM | 1,087 Views
Haven't flew the Cub in awhile--so got it out this morning. It never disappoints!
Posted by rc38joe | Aug 16, 2018 @ 04:13 PM | 1,078 Views
September 3rd, 201811:45 AM 4:30 PM - The Omahawks Annual Labor Day Airshow where we get to display and fly all sorts of aircraft for the public to see. All sorts of aircraft will be available for viewing and flying and this event is also our annual Fund-Raiser for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Air show is at Standing Bear Lake Park at 138th & Fort Streets in Omaha, NE
 See flying exhibitions from many of the best Radio Control pilots in the whole region
 Come hungry! Hot dogs, chips, soda, and bottled water will all be available
 Door prize tickets available for purchase and hundreds of dollars in prizes will be awarded....

Net proceeds from the sale of door prize tickets, food, and drinks will benefit Make-A-Wish of Nebraska.

Call Ed Paasch at (402) 321-3781 or e-mail bigedmustafa@hotmail.com for more information..

Hope to see you all there!

Best Wishes,

Joe Hunt
Posted by kydawg1 | Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:55 AM | 1,070 Views
Posted by Bill M - RC | Aug 16, 2018 @ 12:13 PM | 1,062 Views
Hi fellow pilots & rc enthusiasts

Banggood Giveaway - Two 2-4S Li-poly/Li-ion Aluminium Battery chargers up for grabs. Details on how to enter are in this video and in the description on this youtube video. Good Luck to all participants.

Banggood RC Giveaway - Two Aluminium Battery chargers up for grabs (2 min 0 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Aug 17, 2018 @ 06:32 PM | 1,059 Views
Just a quick peak and system test of the Virhuck T905F. This looks like it should be a decent low cost fpv drone that uses 5.8ghz fpv!Full field test coming soon,stay tuned!

Virrhuck T905F 5.8ghz FPV DRONE QUICK PEAK (2 min 13 sec)

Posted by xinte | Aug 16, 2018 @ 01:15 AM | 1,032 Views
Snapper7 Brushless Micro 75mm 5.8G FPV Racer Drone 2.4G 6CH RC Quadcopter RTF 700TVL Camera VTX & Double Antenna Mini Goggles
https://www.xt-xinte.com/Snapper7-Br...s-p524823.html

Package include:
1 x Snapper7 Brushless Micro 75mm Racer Drone
1 x JMT LST-009 Double Antenna 5.8G FPV Goggles
1 x Flysky FS-i6 6CH 2.4G AFHDS 2A LCD Transmitter

This is RTF Version, Ready to Fly, All Assembly.

Drone Detail:


Specifications:
Mode Name: Snapper7
Wheelbase: 75mm
Size: 98.5mm*98.5mm*36mm
Drone Weight: 28g(without battery)
Features:
Betaflight support , multi flight mode: ACRO/AIR/ANGLE
Powerful Brushless motor and Smooth ESC
CNC aluminum alloy propeller guard
Betaflight OSD support ,easy to get RSSI , Voltage and other info from your goggles
Adjust the settings and the PID of the flight controller via OSD
Full telemetry function ready
Head lights ready
Camera angle adjustable
Real Bind and Fly version
FPV Goggles Detail:

Highlight:
Double Antennas
Built-in 3.7V 1200mAh Battery
Support a key search frequency
RaceBand 40 channel Auto-Searching
Real-time video return 5.8G FPV Receiver


Feature:

● Small size and light weight;
● Low power consumption, Working current 300~330mA;
● Double antenna reception to make the signal more stable;
● RaceBand 40 channel, Auto-Searching;
● 3.0 Inch 480*320 dot high brightness LCD screen;
● Built-in super sensitiveness 5.8GHz 40ch receiver, especially with RaceBand;
● Built-in 3.7V/1200mAh high-capacity Li-ion polymer Battery;
● Universal USB charging interface;
● Real-time video return, Very low time-delay;
● Bilingual menu in support of Chinese and English;
● Support external video signal input;
● Support AV signal output (Connect external DVR);
Posted by old4570 | Aug 15, 2018 @ 11:38 PM | 1,031 Views
Banggood is having a up to 80% off sale on Multi rotors

Gearbest is having a Summer Toy Sale

FPV Goggles with video recording $48.03 USD .. LS-008D 5.8G 40CH

Have to edit some video and I can post servo 3 and 4 ..
Once done I might see what it takes to destroy one of these servos .

Hmmmm , Should probably use some in a RC project ( a glider perhaps )
Posted by ramflames | Aug 15, 2018 @ 08:58 PM | 1,026 Views
Some of my planes and one Truck
Posted by Old_Pilot | Aug 15, 2018 @ 03:48 PM | 1,016 Views
Needed a new combat and a new jet
Posted by Libelle201B | Aug 17, 2018 @ 05:18 PM | 1,012 Views
Back in 1987 or so I built my first Scorpio Falco 180, a very nice high quality ARF slope soaring glider, the company now out of business apparently. In 1996 I sold many of my rc gliders after getting into full scale soaring. My love of rc soaring has never left me and I kept a few slope and thermal gliders and flew them occasionally but I always missed some of the ones I had sold, one being the Falco 180. Fast forward to about five years ago. I placed a wanted ad in the RCG classifieds for a Falco 180 and by a miracle I got a response a few days later, an already built Falco. The price was good along with its condition so I bought it immediately. The glider arrived shortly after. The previous owner did a great job building her but did make two mods, one was to remove the small amount of wing dihedral creating a flat wing and the other was to drill large holes in the elevator and rudder to lighten the tail. I did re modify the wing to return it to the original dihedral but left the tail surfaces alone, no need to change that. I like a small bit of dihedral, it helps the plane track or groove a bit better IMO. Not long after getting the Falco flying again she gets mid aired, the collision destroying the canopy and tray, the upper section of the forward wing/fuselage bulkhead and put a not so severe dent in the leading edge of one wing. I was really lucky, no major damage to fuselage or wing. The Falco then went into mothballs for a few years unfortunately, cannibalized for...Continue Reading
Posted by tonykyriacou | Aug 18, 2018 @ 09:24 PM | 1,006 Views
Hi Everyone

In May I purchased from Bill Hempel Team Edge a KA6E 50% scale glider.....the biggest one on the market. I was looking forward to its arrival so I can install the radio gear and an electric motor to launch it given that I am wheelchair bound most times because of a spinal cord injury-incomplete quadriplegic.

Anyway, I received notice that the ship had arrived on 1 August 2018 and my glider was available to be picked up at the shipping depot in Melbourne. I paid for all the customs and duty fees that amounted to over $1,100 (Aus) and the Glider plus freight over $3000(Aus). So I paid over $4000 (Aus). Alot of money.

After I paid all the fees, the shipping depot organised to bring the crate with my glider to my vehicle and they gave me some paperwork that said the crate was damaged and photos of the crate within the shipping container were attached. The photographs supplied by the Melbourne shipping depot that unpacked the sea container clearly show that the freight company that Team Edge engaged to ship my glider packed the container incorrectly by putting heavy crates on top of my glider.....these crates crushed my crate and destroyed my glider. Damaged so much it cannot fly. I have attached photographs. My crate did not have stickers on it to say..."Crate on Top Only" or "Fragile"...none whatsoever!

My question is.......has anybody had the same experience when shipping large scale rc models like my Bill Hempel Team Edge KA6E glider 50%?

I am waiting for Bill Hempel from team edge to provide a solution in Bill's words. I was so looking forward to flying my new glider in Australia during summer.......................
Posted by neonext FPV | Aug 17, 2018 @ 03:16 PM | 1,004 Views
Eachine ProDVR Pro DVR Mini Video Audio Recorder for FPV and how to wired it on Fatshark Predator V2

Eachine ProDVR Pro from Banggood.com - 17,99$





Specification:

Brand name: Eachine
Item name: ProDVR Video Audio Recorder
Operating Voltage: DC 5V
Video Format: NTSC/PAL
Video Output Size: VGA(640*480px)D1(720*480)HD(1280*480)
Light Frequency: 50HZ/60HZ
Compress Format: MJPEG
Records Frame Rate: 30 Frames
Max Support: 32G TF Card
Size: 41mm*32.9mm*9mm
Weight: only 9.5g

Package Included:



1 X DVR recorder
1 X Power supply, CAM cable
1 X Video cable
1 X Key lead wire
1 X DIY powersupply, CAM cable
1 X DIY video cable
2 X 3M adhesive
1 X Manual

PROS
First of all this little DVR from Eachine has great specification. It is very light weight (only 9.5g) and small dimensions which provides easy installation on your googles. It can record in VGA(640*480px) D1 (720*480) HD (1280*480). and it records 30 FPS.

CONS
First version of this DVR has issue with cropping video but with new firmware issue was resolved ( Update instructions on bottom of the page ). Some people reported issues with black screen on new 1.6 version.

Update instructions:

Unplug power from ProDVR. Put micro SD card into card reader and connect it to the computer. Extract CRESFW.BIN file into root folder of the SD card. Put micro SD card into ProDVR. Plug in the power. ProDVR led will start to flash. First slower then faster then slower. Wait about 1 min until the LED will turn off. Don't hurry and don't unplug power too early! After LED will turn off you can disconnect and reconnect power to the PRODVR. Don't forget that you will need to set PAL/NTSC and other settings again as defaults have been loaded.

Warning: Flashing ProDVR sometimes ends in bricking the device.
Posted by Deserteagle | Aug 16, 2018 @ 11:56 PM | 1,003 Views
Ok, I tortured the Hyperion HV Graphene batteries and I can say the ones I got are good and I can recommend them.

Tmotor 5143 Hyperion G7 HV Graphene Batteries (9 min 55 sec)