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Posted by Hansondiandian | Jan 16, 2016 @ 08:25 PM | 4,827 Views
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Posted by papadwight | Jan 16, 2016 @ 07:50 PM | 2,543 Views
I been watching this man fly his planes every week. Watching him fly his Duet is what made me get one. As others crash he just flow by nice and easy round and round he go's. Having one of the best looking champs I have every seen. Watching him set there are color it with marker. He also fly's his Ember 2 and a champ indoors. He there every week flying from early to late in the flying event. Never moving fast at a very so walk but always getting things done. So if your thinking of taking up flying planes there's one out there for you. I carry a O2 tank in the field to go get my planes sometimes but I get them. Many flyer's almost always well to help with your planes or set up. There;s nothing like a plane cutting throw the air. So come fly get you a plane. Just read and ask and always tell where you hope to fly and what you would like to fly. Get you A RC simulator and learn to fly. Get out live a little, met new people and make new friends.
duet indoors 1 12 2016 (0 min 47 sec)

Posted by mnemennth | Jan 16, 2016 @ 07:07 PM | 8,547 Views
In other news:




3000 posts and I didn't even realize. Time for a change. };=)~~~~<


mnem
I'm not sure.
Posted by untamablebeast56 | Jan 16, 2016 @ 04:56 PM | 2,329 Views
I have a turnigy 9xr pro with a xjt module and a 4xr sbus reiever. The problem is whenebr i bind them together there is a constant beeping that wont stop. I have upgraded the firmwear to ersky9x r218 and have switched the protocol to pxx which is the protcol which should work with frsky. But wait theres more i still have stick input on clean flight, i am also using a dodofc can someone please help i have tried everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by burkefj | Jan 16, 2016 @ 03:40 PM | 7,561 Views
I was on the way home yesterday and was thinking about changing my IntR/Ceptor profile model into an elevon only model, instead of one with full flying tail surfaces. This would require moving the wing back and making it larger. I remembered that the hobby shop had an Interceptor E kit that had been sitting on the shelf for a long time. I did some quick checking and thought I could do a modification of this to keep the tube and nose cone and see if I could get it to fly ok. I did some quick wing planform checks and came out with something I thought would work.

I dumped the wingtip pods since they are heavy and will re-make those from foam. I enlarged the existing wing/tail slots to fit my depron surfaces and installed the wing. I made the forward tube section removable along with the strakes so that I can access the mid mounted rail button. It turned out for CG I did need to use the plastic tail piece. 7-8 ounces/sq foot, slightly more than my full profile version. The need for the tail cone for CG means the motor is inset about 3/4"

First flight was really good, slightly nose heavy, and a bit touchy on roll. I adjusted the cg rearward by adding 1/4 ounce to the tail and toning down the aileron. I later replaced the 1/4 ounce of tail weight with the plastic vertical stab antennae which weighed the same overall. I added some panel lines, accented the nose cone panels with a sharpie pen and added some trim vinyl. All up 12.5 ounces rtf now.

Here are videos of all three versions plus my kit profile version.


Four Variations of Interceptor RC Rocket gliders (5 min 15 sec)

Posted by aerosurfer | Jan 16, 2016 @ 02:36 PM | 2,450 Views
Smooth FPV videos, product reviews, tutorials and more to come. Check out http://aerosurfer.ch/ for all FPV pilots!
Posted by notarealpilot | Jan 16, 2016 @ 02:34 PM | 2,219 Views
It's been about 4 months sense I last updated because I was working on another project (a full scale R2-D2) and the Admiral sat in the laundry room. But there was still progress made. In the last post you saw the foam plug coming together. I have sense started laying 3-4 layers of fiberglass and have started the tedious process of measuring, measuring, measuring and looking at a ton of pictures in books and online to see where the various portholes go. Over her excursion years, porthole locations changed a little, some going away and some coming back. In her casino years, there where big changes as far as the number of portholes go but for this model I'm not concerning myself with that.
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 16, 2016 @ 02:16 PM | 4,039 Views
An aerobatic flight tribute to my first 2S Brushless Conversion Build, and the plane that started my 2S Brushless Fleet.

Eflite UMX F4U Corsair (2S Brushless) "Pappy" - Tribute Flight Music Video (4 min 59 sec)

Originally my second RC plane which was purchased more than a year ago and then originally converted on July 11, 2015, this venerable 2S Brushless UMX F4U Corsair retains itself as an incredible ultra micro warbird and the first in my 2S Brushless Fleet.

My 2S Brushless Conversion Fleet: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...BiE4PRLlaB4A7V

For more information, please see my RC Groups Initial Blog Write-Up with Build Photos Link below for more information on the Conversion/Build Process: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5#post32137934

CONVERSION PARTS:
Motor: Eflite 180 Brushless 2500KV Motor
Motor Mount: Eflite UMX Beast 3D Mount with Firewall
Propeller: GWS 5030 3-Blade Prop
Spinner: Eflite UMX P-47 "Cup" Spinner
ESC/Receiver: UMX Beast 3D AS3X Receiver EFLU4864
Wheels: Dubro 1" Mini Lite

Transmitter: Spektrum DX6
Battery: Eflite 2S 200mAh 30C
Timer: 5 Minutes

Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Headmount: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._detailpages00

Music: Stars Align by Lindsey Stirling

Thanks for watching and please hit the Like Button and feel free to Share if you enjoyed the video!
Posted by aben71 | Jan 16, 2016 @ 02:13 PM | 2,324 Views
I guess usually after a fresh snowfall most people go out out skiing ,snowmobiling and such,I go out and fly my quadcopters
Posted by Flitetec | Jan 16, 2016 @ 02:03 PM | 1,860 Views
Hey everyone! I am planning to over this year build a 70 mm hotwire-cut J-35 draken (moar on that later) and i am now choosing between a Dr. Mad Thrust 11 blader vs a changesun 14 blader. I know it isn't a big thing to hang up on but it is driving me crazy! (i will run them off a 6s) I have listed some pros and cons about both and now it's time for the rc gurus on the interwebs to make the decision.
11 blade pros: High thrust, cool sound, pre assembled and balanced.
11 blade cons: Expensive. Thats about it.
14 blade pros: Cheap, even cooler sound, relatively quiet.
14 blade cons: Comes unassembled and unbalanced. Not as high thrust.
Or if i win on the lottery i'll buy a taiwan tornado
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jan 16, 2016 @ 01:39 PM | 3,970 Views
I shot a video of this engine running today. While running I found that the bearings need to be replaced. At this time it is completely torn down and waiting a new set from RCBearing.

OS FS 40 Surpass (5 min 31 sec)

Posted by yosemitez | Jan 16, 2016 @ 01:08 PM | 7,253 Views
My quick reference for setting up Beatflight, Naze32, Futaba 8fg, EZUHF

Futba 8fg;
reverse elevator and throttle

Board Alignment USB on left side;
90 Yaw REV5
180 Yaw REV6

Receiver Mode;
rx-ppm

ESC/Motor Features
1150 min throttle
1520 mid throttle (futaba)
2000 max throttle
1000 min command

Profile 1; Multiwii rewrite
Profile2 ; Luxfloat

roll and pitch rate; 25
yaw rate; 20

throttle expo; 0
rc rate;1
rc expo; 30

Jittery points in Receiver Tab; in cli:
set deadband=6
set yaw_deadband=6
works good on my futaba 8fg

BLACKBOX
Naze32 REV6
Checkbox in Config

Failsafe with Cleanflight, Beatflight, Naze32, Futba 8fg, EZUHF;
Hold the futaba stick in the disarm position while setting the Ezuhf failsafe.
set failsafe_delay = 10

To get 2KZ going, so far i have learned that you have to disable:
Naze32 REV 6B
defaults:
set gyro_lpf = 188HZ
set acc_hardware = 0
set baro_hardware = 0
set mag_hardware = 0

to get 2kz in cli:
set gyro_lpf = OFF
set acc_hardware = 1
set baro_hardware = 1
set mag_hardware = 1
now go back to config, bottom left you will "cycle Time:" before it was around 1000 it should now read somewhere around 500

for info in cli
# tasks
# status
Posted by AliB | Jan 16, 2016 @ 12:33 PM | 4,874 Views
I finally got my QAV210 wired up, so I've been able to do some thrust tests. Thought i would post the results here as i haven't got around to editing the video together yet.

Using 5045 BN DAL V1 props

max thrust 3s: 780g
max thrust 4s: 1170g


Thats pretty damn impressive. I wasn't expecting over 1000g of thrust with the Black base model, but it smashed it.

My QAV weighs 490g with a 1500 4s battery (no go pro) giving a thrusts to weight ratio of 9.55:1

Pretty insane. Took it for its first test fly, and its just a whole other level of power. Hovering at about 30% throttle.
Posted by Phaedra | Jan 16, 2016 @ 12:32 PM | 5,050 Views
Blog entry moved to a separate thread:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2589190
Posted by wingloada | Jan 16, 2016 @ 12:27 PM | 6,140 Views
Over the holiday break I was able to finally build the fuselage and tail for the Edge DLG wing I built a while ago. Much of this post repeats items posted originally in my SuperGee II build but the fuselage and tail posts are new. I thought it good to put them all in one place together.

The good news is that the plane comes out with an AUW of 10 oz., which is about an ounce lighter than my SuperGee II....Continue Reading
Posted by Valpluska | Jan 16, 2016 @ 12:16 PM | 1,964 Views
Homemade fpv drone (1 min 26 sec)

Posted by mark824mark | Jan 16, 2016 @ 11:49 AM | 1,645 Views
hi all ,my riva is complete and had its first test today,however it was under powered for my set up,i am using 2x leopard 1038kv brushless outrunners and 2x g2 montricks 30 amp escs and the battery is a7.2v 5000mah 6cell nimh. does this set up seem incorrect.i was thinking of trying a 11.1v 4500mah 30c lipo.does anybody have any idea how to increase the power please.
Posted by DismayingObservation | Jan 16, 2016 @ 10:20 AM | 5,985 Views
The A2826-M 1100Kv motor and stick mount from the Gorilla Bob's store at the AMA expo are ready to rock at the front of the little Thunder Tiger Bearcat foamie. The motor, mount and my temporary 40A ESC are in place, I've installed a receiver and once I do up the control throws and expo and install the 8x6E APC prop, I'm ready.

I've spent a bit more money on it than I might have otherwise done, but the initial tests with brushless power were very encouraging.

The wing is very stiff, but it isn't reinforced. Once I'm satisfied that it flies well, I'll run a carbon fiber spar underneath.

Once this little project is complete, I want to finish up a project which has long been dormant. It's a kit built Great Planes .46 Ultimate biplane given to me a few years ago. I blogged about it at the time. It was done as an electric, suffered slight damage in a crash and the owner gave it to a friend of mine who gave it to me. The airframe has long since been repaired, but no power or electronics are installed.

This brings up some interesting possibilities. I can either use the O.S. or K&B engines I have in mind or follow suit and go electric.

Time and funds shall tell.