Posted by cuavlindy | Sep 02, 2020 @ 08:55 PM | 2,982 Views
CUAV PRO CAN GPS (0 min 31 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Sep 02, 2020 @ 08:18 PM | 3,060 Views
This video will show you how to add a 2s balance charging board to the Jumper T18. I have the Lite version, but it will work on Standard and Pro too.
Jumper T18 • How to Install an Internal 2s Lithium Balance Battery Charging Circuit • Complete Guide (14 min 15 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Sep 02, 2020 @ 07:25 PM | 2,844 Views
Guys,

I am not making any excuses, really. Just that I have been so distracted and Life just interferes with very good intentions in helping out a very good friend with his GWS pico Tiger Moth (Version 2). I say version-2 because the wings are a little thicker and the Cowl is a hard plastic instead of the flimsy black one that we all are accustom.

Anyway, here is the start of my good intentions back November 2018!
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ico-TIGER-MOTH

My goodness, time really flew! My good friend and Skybro is so patient and kind as he knew that one day I would return his beloved GWS pico Tiger Moth to him in the best of conditions with lots of good modifications.

Today was the day!

Not to bore anyone out of their skull here, just sharing what I did with my buddy's Tiger Moth and will make a list instead of you reading the boring details.

1. Scratch made the Bass Wood Wing Struts using template I found up at the web. (At one time you could order these but, no more!)
2. Installed a Spektrum AR636-A (yes, it was a tight fit but, not impossible) and using Gorilla Double Sided Mount Tape did the trick.
3. Installed a better looking Pilot and tied a RED scarf. Again using the Gorilla Double Sided Mount Tape.
4. Installed flying brace wires. (Well, didn't have any fine and thin metal wire so, used a very strong auto convertible top repair string).
5. Installed some fat and super light foam tires to absorb any hard landings as I didn't install...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Sep 02, 2020 @ 06:50 PM | 2,788 Views
Product link

Hmmmm , watch the assembly video by JHA if this interests you .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload...ature=emb_logo


I would not in hind sight tape the plastic fittings on ( foam protection tabs ) .. I did it in the tail as in the JHA video , but immediately regretted it ! Just glue them in place .

With the wing I glued the carbon spar in place ( Foam safe cyno ) also gluing the two wing halves together . The plastic protector ( protects the foam from the rubber band ) was glued in place with HK Foam Glue . Also the carbon tail boom was glued into the plastic locator as well the vertical stab .

Assembly is relatively simple once you know what needs doing ( instructions are not even good toilet paper ) . If you are going to let children do the assembly , I would strongly suggest following the JHA Video .

Mine is assembled and ready for play . Though the million dollar question is when do I get to play with it ? ..
RTF , mine came in at some 30.5 grams . ( With rubber motor )

Rubber motor , = I cut the supplied rubber in half , tied the ends and then folded it two and inserted it inside the tube .
I have tested it and the motor system seems to work fine ..
I would have liked lighter propeller blades . , but it is what it is .
Next comes flying when ever that is ?
Posted by g monkey | Sep 02, 2020 @ 04:51 PM | 2,537 Views
Colorfabb XT Prints
This seems to be tough stuff compared to PLA, more flexible and less prone to shatter. After printing out the front fuselage half I decided to do the nozzle swap from the 0.4 to the 0.6mm to see how it would look, as it has one less perimeter with the larger nozzle. It is certainly more transparent but also slightly thicker and heavier, and it feels extremely robust. I'm going to try a resin coating on it as I have read that that also improves the transparency. Next up is the Colorfabb XT-CF20, where I'll try it on the frame and tail boom.
Posted by nagas | Sep 02, 2020 @ 02:03 PM | 3,036 Views
I made a new flying site Clouds & Stars for the new Phoenix Model Albatross.

You can download the model here.

Video inspired by Poppy. Clearly a great artist. her work on her Flicker site is stunning.


Clouds and Stars

Clouds and Stars (0 min 53 sec)

Posted by nagas | Sep 02, 2020 @ 01:54 PM | 2,967 Views
RickP handed over a great Blender model and allowed me the pleasure of detailing and texturing her as well as getting her to fly.

The bomb bay and rocket bay doors open with the Gear channel.

Sound files are also available for the model and are included in the download.

You can download her here.

Texture modified from a picture by Poppy. Clearly a great artist. her work on her Flicker site is stunning.

I made new flying sites for the model, you can download Clouds & Stars here.


Video inspired by Poppy.

Backgound music by Les Baxter - Master of the World (1961)


Albatross (1 min 45 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Sep 02, 2020 @ 11:03 AM | 3,128 Views
My new standard prop on my TBS Source One. The drone is way smaller so I can easily pack it in my backpack. For my flying skills the prop is good enough!
Dalprop Fold 5.1 folding propeller (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by BarnOwl | Sep 02, 2020 @ 10:33 AM | 3,077 Views
Just maidened my new FMS PA-18 Super Cub with the TX16S and it was a blast!. Beautiful afternoon, no wind and not too hot.
A very relaxing experience!
Posted by fastmax | Sep 02, 2020 @ 08:08 AM | 3,912 Views
New toy in the house! Let's take a look at this ZD Racing Rocket S16 1/16 brushless ready to run touring/drift car.

I'll start off by saying that I'm pretty impressed with the build quality of this little car considering its $109 price tag. The RTR package can be purchased from HobbyMate here.

The car is equipped with an aluminum chassis, aluminum shock towers, and an aluminum top plate. You also get a 30A brushless ESC/receiver unit and a 2435 3300kv brushless motor. A 2.4ghz radio, a 1500mah 2s LiPo battery, and an AC charger are also included in the package. The only thing you need to add are two AA batteries for the radio. Speaking of the radio it has dual rate for the throttle channel so that top speed can be adjusted for those that are just learning to drive.

Another feature that I really like is that the car is equipped with LED underbody lights that give the car a very cool glow, especially when driving in low light situations.

I have only had the chance to get a quick run with the car out in my driveway so far, but I can say it is very peppy. I'll get it out again today and get some running video and get it posted this afternoon. In the meantime check out the pics, ask any questions you might have, and stay tuned for more info....Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Sep 02, 2020 @ 06:19 AM | 4,048 Views
Yep Les Amis,
ENFIN !!! ça y est, MJX nous a écouté et nous sort une caméra volante digne de ce nom à un prix très intéressant pour tout ceux qui veulent s'initier au pilotage et à la prise de vue. On connait maintenant la résistance et la fiabilité des produits MJXRC, mais leur plus gros défaut, c'était la faible qualité ou conception de leur caméra. Problème résolu avec ce nouveau BUGS, le B20 EIS. Léger (543g) et peu bruyant, ce nouveau BUGS est équipé de la Stabilisation Electronique de l'Image (EIS) et bien sur, de toutes les fonctionnalités importantes sur ce genre d'engin (RTH, GPS etc...) . En bref, un grand bravo à MJX pour l'évolution en conservant un prix abordable et un appareil fiable. Bon Film et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

MJX B20 EIS NEW BUGS - Review Test Démo - Enfin une stabilisation chez MJX !!! (48 min 48 sec)


NOTATAZ : 19/20 Merci MJX pour l'effort !

Les plus : Stabilité, Fiabilité, Pilotage facile, Image stabilisée, Portée signal et vidéo, Autonomie, PRIX !
Les moins : Pas pliable, Hélices à visser (faut bien trouver qqc à dire ! lol )

- MJX B20 EIS ( PROMO 143€ ) : https://bit.ly/30MiGtH
- Batterie MJX B20 EIS : https://bit.ly/2YTjiMM

Bonnes affaires :
- Eachine EV300O (Précommande 365€) : https://bit.ly/3hcNrh5
- HGLRC SECTOR 5 V3 Caddx Ratel ( Coupon : bGhOnEy10 ) : https://bit.ly/34prwzM
- DJI MAVIC AIR ( 30% Coupon : BGDJIAIR1 ) : https://bit.ly/3juSVES
- DJI Mavic Mini ( 20% Coupon : BGDJIMINI )...Continue Reading
Posted by winterstick | Sep 01, 2020 @ 10:52 PM | 4,174 Views
Posted by old4570 | Sep 01, 2020 @ 09:44 PM | 4,539 Views
Ever since I saw the P1B-1 on JHA ( https://jhaerospace.com/product/p1b-...yager-model-b/ ) I wanted one . At the time of my exposure JHA had no stock . So I promised myself that if BG got them in stock I would buy one and they did , and I did . ( Product link ) .

There is a howling Northerly wind at the moment , so I will not risk the P1B outside . To assemble the P1B it's probably best to watch some JHA video , the assembly video is rather good . Certainly made my life a lot easier . I did how ever end up doing things a little differently , especially at the wing .
I have one at last ( P1B ) , just need the S F to back off just like the wind . Yes the world seem to be going to pot , all we need now is an Alien invasion to put the cherry on top !

I will do more when the wind backs off !
Posted by Flashhobby | Sep 01, 2020 @ 09:04 PM | 4,070 Views
Dear, here comes Flashhoby Aluminum Alloy Standoff, many colors for your selection.

Type: FHM3 & FRM3
M3*25mm
M3*30mm
M3*35mm
Packed: 10pcs/polybag
color:blue/green/fuchsia/red/purple/gold
Posted by lawrence4 | Sep 01, 2020 @ 06:29 PM | 4,286 Views
Full Balsa Flying Wing Variante 75 Build Log and Maiden Flight (W.750mm Clark Y T.5mm) (2 min 17 sec)


Wingspan: 750mm
Airfoil: Clark Y (T.5mm)
Material: 5mm balsa, 3mm balsa.
Total weight: 90g
Battery: 2S 350mAh
Propeller: GWS EP-5030
Motor Eflite 180 2500KV
Spektrum micro Dsmx receiver with Esc and two servo

Plan Download: http://jivaro-models.org/variante/page_variante.html...Continue Reading
Posted by LemonC | Sep 01, 2020 @ 04:55 PM | 4,206 Views
Apocalypse August (6 min 16 sec)


covid sucks. but making the best of it. spending time with my kids and wife. i fly a few packs by myself when i feel the urge. kids school just started and their remote education setup looks promising.

the heat has been bad. most of this summer ive been flying from my auto. seems to work pretty well altho the heat still gets frustrating.
Posted by jmxp69 | Sep 01, 2020 @ 04:21 PM | 4,002 Views
Overview
The ISDT T6 LiPo Smart Charger is a powerful device in a compact form factor. ISDT has a history of redefining equipment used in the RC hobby, specifically as it relates to battery management tools such as chargers, dischargers, and cell checking devices. In this review, I'll cover a mainstay piece of equipment in every electric RC Pilots arsenal, the LiPo Smart Charger.

The T6 is a DC only charger, so you have to provide the power input, it will not plug into your wall socket. Input voltage range is 8-32v which means you have a great deal of flexibility in choosing power input options. 2s - 6s batteries with XT60 connectors work great as power sources.

The user interface is operated with a push button pad near the bottom of the face plate. The center disc is the enter key, and the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions move the cursor around and navigate in and out of menu options.

ISDT always does a great job with graphics. Displays are crisp, color contrasts are bright and visible, and usually complimentary by western standards. Fonts are generally easy to read an the screens normally show just what the user needs to see. One complaint I have, and I hope ISDT figures out soon is the material covering the screen is quite soft and prone to scratching. I also noticed a flex of dust underneath my screen just above the "A" next to 0.0 on the top left. If this were my cell phone, it would be returned. Fortunately for me, it's just a tool, so that type of...Continue Reading
Posted by RustyK | Sep 01, 2020 @ 01:44 PM | 3,949 Views
Want to keep up to date on AMA information . One way is to subscribe to AMA Newsletters at https://www.modelaircraft.org/newsletters .
Posted by CrackerBox2020 | Sep 01, 2020 @ 10:43 AM | 4,172 Views
Oops, added this as a comment by mistake, instead of an entry. So here it is again.

Stinger drive, Trim tabs, Turn fins, Motor mount, Fuel bag, Sealer, Epoxy, CA Glue. Plus some odds and ends.
Some I got from Zippkits. The glue and paint, etc. from local hobby shop, which is BOOMING!
I ordered an engine from Bonzisports, spent way more than I wanted but I couldn't find a standard motor for a decent price and theirs had some cool mods.
I had to order a bunch of stuff from Aliexpress with ship times from 2 weeks to 60 days (or more).
But the long lead time is on items I won't need until the end of the build so hopefully the timing works out right.

If any first timers are following along, I found a lot of helpful info on the Zippkits and OceanElectric sites for planning and set up.
No, I'm not getting kickback from any of these places just passing along some tips from hours and hours of searching for info.

As for the instructions for the kit, I find them to be pretty well laid out, a little thin on a few steps but after reading the whole manual several times over I think I understand the process. They're written with a little mirth, which is entertaining.

Cleaned up my shop area, need a few more days to get started.
Stay tuned and wish me luck.