Posted by angelo.p | Oct 08, 2018 @ 05:34 AM | 6,299 Views
Not having 3S lipo available I tested the new Emax Babyhawk R Pro with 4S: it's a micro beast!
In the next video I will try other 2.5 propellers and some betaflight tuning.
Emax BabyHawk R PRO - 4S Test Flight - Review Recensione ITA (9 min 46 sec)

Posted by lawrence4 | Oct 08, 2018 @ 03:39 AM | 6,743 Views
The original 72" big slow floppy wing model is use 9mm EPP.
I only have 3mm EPP in hand,
So use Jupiter scout balsa fuselage,
Make a test floppy wing first.
Double the floppy wingspan from original 600mm to 128mm.
Front and rear edge of wing glue 0.25*3mm CFK to reinforced the 3mm EPP to instead 1mm X truss .
After install flying wire and wait for rain stop calm weather to test flight....Continue Reading
Posted by Hobby WOW | Oct 08, 2018 @ 01:52 AM | 6,100 Views
Utoghter 57G 2.4G GPS 5G Wifi 720P Wide Angle Camera Drone Wifi FPV Altitude Hold RC Quadcopter

https://www.hobbywow.com/en-lalala-p246452.htm

Utoghter 57G 2.4G GPS 5G Wifi 720P Wide Angle Camera Drone Wifi FPV Altitude Hold RC Quadcopter (5 min 31 sec)

Posted by Andrey111 | Oct 08, 2018 @ 01:40 AM | 5,916 Views
Hi guys ,

CaDa C51021 WW2 Military Motorcycle BMW R75 - Unboxing, Aufbau, Fazit Review auf Deutsch (22 min 26 sec)

DOUBLE E C51021W World War II Military Motorcycle RC Toy 629 PCS Building Blocks

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Brand: Double E
Model: C51021W
Name: Block Building RC Motorcycle
Type: DIY Build
Pcs: 629
Material: Plastic
Ages: 6+
Max.Speed: 4.7km/h
Remote control: 2.4GHz Control
Control distance: about 30m
Motorcyle battery: 6 * AA battery(not included)
Controller Battery: 2 * AA battery(not included)
Body size: 360 * 224 * 185mm

Package Information:
Package size: 42 * 34 * 9cm / 16.5 * 13.4 * 3.5in
Package weight: 1558g / 3.4lb
Posted by VicT | Oct 07, 2018 @ 09:44 PM | 5,876 Views
To improve air flow through the battery and ESC area I removed the RX and ESC. Using hemostats and a box cutter I enlarged the area from the ESC area to the receiver area. I added two intake vents and two exhaust vents aft of the canopy.

As a side modification I cut the bottom skeg area and installed a Dubro 1.25 inch Lite wheel. The axle is supported by two holes drilled into the white plastic belly pan. The wheel well area was opened up to aid in exhaust vents. I added a popsicle stick to support the battery holder and strap. It was moved aft an up just a little so cooling air can go under and around the 1050 4S ZOP lipo pack. Low temp glue gun was used to secure the battery holder and ESC. A poplsicle stick was glued between the fuse sides and the ESC....Continue Reading
Posted by Jamiel1997 | Oct 07, 2018 @ 09:25 PM | 5,464 Views
Okay so recently my hobbico Nexstar wings folded mid-flight while I was doing some heavy loops and I was able to land it in one piece, but when I did the damage assessment the main spar was bent and the 2 last ribs that join both wing halves together was broken. I began to cut out the broken ribs and sanded the area flush. Its time to make a replacement rib but i have no idea on what type of wood to use. I know its some kind of ply wood, but i was hoping that someone with more knowledge can help me decide on the best and probably strongest wood to use for the replacement rib. Also if anyone knows where i can purchase a replacement spar for the hobbico nexstar that would be very helpful.
Posted by GBLynden | Oct 07, 2018 @ 08:27 PM | 6,637 Views
This is my Eachine EX2 Mini RTF Brushless FPV Drone Quadcopter Outdoor Line Of Sight Maiden Flight. This is basically an MJX Bugs 3 Mini Clone and will use the same battery. It also flies a lot like the original MJX Bugs 3 with an FPV Camera as you will see in the video.

Eachine EX2 Mini RTF Brushless FPV Drone Quadcopter Outdoor Line Of Sight Maiden Flight (11 min 21 sec)

Here are my review notes for this Eachine EX2 Mini FPV RC Drone:

Pros:
- It has lots of power with that 2S brushless powered quad motors
- It is a nice beginner RTF FPV model perfect for someone with RC Quad flight experience that wants to get into hobby grade FPV.
- 5.8ghz FPV that will work with nearly any 5.8ghz box goggles, Fatshark FPV Goggles, or FPV monitor.
- Angle and Acro flight modes
- High and low rate flight options and both as super smooth & responsive in angle mode
- Bright lights that make this is good night flyer candidate
- The flight time is extremely long

Cons:
- The proprietary battery is something I can look past, but it is definitely a con for me
- The camera position is not adjustable to make it easier for more advanced flyers to rip around

Check its current price here: https://bit.ly/2QdeWdo
Posted by bzfrank | Oct 07, 2018 @ 08:14 PM | 6,570 Views
This saturday, 6 of October 2018 I visited at the Warbird meeting at MFC Bad Wörishofen, Germany. In case you wonder - Bad Wörishofen is located near Memmingen in Bavaria, Southern Germany, near the Alps.

It was a really great day and lots of very nice airplanes displayed, both on ground and in the air. Enjoy!...Continue Reading
Posted by cvlex | Oct 07, 2018 @ 08:06 PM | 6,279 Views
Yesterday, I maidened my Puck RC flying wing from Segelflugmodelle Gerten. The airplane is very docile, not twitchy at all with AS3X flight stabilization system (3 axis gyro) . The stabilization system does great job especially during landing.

My friend Takaya took a short vid and several pics.




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Posted by Larron | Oct 07, 2018 @ 05:25 PM | 5,626 Views
Axial SCX10 II smoke show (16 min 11 sec)

Posted by remlen | Oct 07, 2018 @ 04:51 PM | 5,340 Views
RX120-2S V2 - update

Russian version http://forum.rcdesign.ru/blogs/198531/blog23452.html






I finally found a very good ESC for this helicopter's tail engine.
This is the regulator ZTW Spider PRO Premium 20A OPTO ESC
I have been advised by mytdbm user to use this regulator, thank him for that!




The ESC is quite old, but it can still be found on sale on Aliexpress and ebay, at a quite reasonable price.
The size of the regulator is not the smallest, it is quite a bit smaller than the H-King 10A, but it all overlaps with its most important advantage - the switching speed of the power switches. The speed is very fast! And it has a very positive effect on the work of the tail. The tail began to work very clearly and accurately. In terms of clarity, even better than the single-lined version. But still a slight rearrangement of the tail remains, however, it has become smaller compared to overshooting when using the H-King 10A regulator. During normal flight and light maneuvers, the tail behaves perfectly, without any overshoot, but with sharp steps of the step, overshoot still manifests itself in the form of a light and very frequent howling of the tail engine. Visually, this is not noticeable, only sound is heard, but this does not affect the flight.

I placed the regulator block along the frame. The tail ESC, this time, I did not modify it at all, leaving it in stock condition.
The regulator of the main engine remained all the same DYS XM10A.
In both...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Oct 07, 2018 @ 03:53 PM | 12,615 Views
https://www.geekbuying.com/item/ZOHD...NP-390384.html

https://www.banggood.com/ZOHD-Dart-Sweepforward-Wing-635mm-Wingspan-FPV-EPP-Racing-Wing-RC-Airplane-KIT-p-1201965.html



The ZOHD Dart is a molded EPP forward swept flying wing in the Sub-250g category. The interesting premise is that aside from looking absolutely stunning in the air the wing can be disassembled and carried in a backpack and then without any tools be assembled at the field. Before we go any further i have to stop and comment on the Darts "look"
There are of course a number of planes already available that have the swept forward wing setup but they are few and far between so it is always interesting when a new model appears on the market . The plane that will spring to mind for most is the SU-47 Berkut or Grumman X-29 and any that flew those (RC obviously ) planes will be aware that the correct CG and tight pitch control are paramount due to the nature of the forward swept wing platform.
On top of stunning looks the Zohd Dart has a trick under its sleeve and that is that it will break down into its component parts which makes it great for a true backpack wing. The main body of the Dart is also large enough to carry all the necessary FPV equipment and keep it nicely protected while you travel



OK , so , everything starts with the box............


The main body/fuselage of the Dart is a relatively simple shell with removable lid for access to the internal bay.
...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 07, 2018 @ 01:47 PM | 1,656 Views
Tutorial - Range Testing your Radio and Aircraft



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzmKVRgy2nw

First, I want to thank my Wife for going out into the Desert with me and helping to conduct this Radio Range Test. She also captured the Maiden Flight of this Aircraft on video for me. So, thank you, thank you, thank you ;-)

I'm performing a Range Test on my newly build "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2 before the Maiden Flight.
I could not find much information online regarding how to perform a proper Range Test so I created this video to show you how I perform Range Test which I think is a very thorough and real world procedure.
If you have to conduct a Range Test by yourself I would suggest setting up a camera to record the plane, with audio, so you can review the video and see and hear everything that is going on.
The mistake I made during the Range Test was not reviewing the video footage right away. It wasn't until I reviewed the video footage that I discovered the ESC (Electronic Speed Controller) was resetting and therefore making the Receiver intermittent.
What I thought was a problematic Receiver turned out to be a problematic ESC.
Also, you should turn your aircraft 45 degrees and retest until the aircraft is back to the heading you started with as from experience I can attest to the fact that aircraft receivers can have bind spots. Doing a Range Test with the aircraft facing only one direction is not sufficient...Continue Reading
Posted by TREE HUGER | Oct 07, 2018 @ 11:59 AM | 1,268 Views
Hey here is my 90 size TAUBE. Have fun all you builders if you mess up redo Redo...Continue Reading
Posted by TMac54 | Oct 07, 2018 @ 10:14 AM | 1,265 Views
Got the last Velocidrone track (with flags) down fairly good with "altitude control" and coordinated power turns. The reason I put "altitude control' in quotes is that when you're flying through Race Flags there is no "ceiling" to the gap, so you can actually fly as high as you want. So, the next step in our Journey to Better is to fly this track substituting all Race Gates for the Race Flags. With the gates, it forces me (us--you and me) to maintain our altitude closer to the ground throughout the track even while performing coordinated power turns.

This "gated track' took me "quite some time" before I was able to complete ONE lap! i would say, it took me somewhere between 5-10 hours on and off over a 2-week period before I was able to fly it somewhat comfortably. Slow learner? Maybe, I don't know how long its supposed to take! But Hey!-- that's what this is all about, right?! Improving our flying skills, having fun doing it, and always learning!

The video below shows one lap on the Velocidrone track followed by 2 laps on our Backyard FPV Race Track set up to resemble the Velocidrone track as closely as possible. "Reality flying" this was not easy either! Enjoy!
How to Fly FPV Race Drone Gates Galore (3 min 47 sec)

Posted by KEDENNIS | Oct 07, 2018 @ 10:04 AM | 1,265 Views
Started to build this Cub three months ago. This is my progress so far.....
Posted by Jaslloyd | Oct 07, 2018 @ 07:18 AM | 1,058 Views
After having a heavy crash after a malfunction I weighed up getting a new one and replacing parts and went for the parts option. I've spent about £80 on new parts and it's still got the same start up problem. I replaced an arm,flight controller, dvr and the fpv board and I get the same error. It does the normal power up noise and then a constant pulsing beep and flash with motors twitching/pulsing like 4 little hearts. Left like this the ESCs and motors start heating up within 30 seconds. The display on the FPV goggles has image with V all over. Wont connect to betaflight. When I touch the motors they twitch in random directions with the pulsing . Its like it's having a fit and a bit disturbing. What's really disturbing is I still haven't found a solution in months due to waiting for parts and no technical help given by Eachine, Banggood and lack of YouTube videos about this problem. Has anyone experienced something similar and can offer a solution? The banggood reviews for the flight controller showed customers getting the same problem as me so I got refunded. Tried eBay and same problem. Hope it's not the ESCs and motors as they are expensive. My only experience is a X220s (first drone) which I lost and a E58 which is so battered and confused it won't fly to command anymore.
Posted by newelectro | Oct 07, 2018 @ 06:42 AM | 1,158 Views
Vista Thermal 2
Vista Thermal 2 (19 min 8 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Oct 07, 2018 @ 06:15 AM | 933 Views
Canam club rcing
Canam club action (8 min 10 sec)