Posted by BDOG1 | Today @ 04:15 PM | 219 Views
Finally....
I have not been out on the slope since 6/5 with either no wind or wind blowing every direction but the needed NW for the last 2 months.
I could not stand to wait any longer for a much needed fix {or at least a nice walk to the top on a beautiful summer day }
so with a forecast of a 10mph west I loaded up my Crystal and headed out .
The forecast was spot on with a measured max of 10mph on my Hall wind Gage .

I launched any found I could intermittently catch some slope lift off the north west tip of the hill that wasn't quite shaded by the tree line that is on the south side.
With all the sunshine large thermals were passing through out in front of the hill , I was alternating between out front of the hill and the face as the conditions ebbed and flowed .
After about a hour the wind was dying so I landed and headed back down to my car...
What's that they say - a not so good day of flying is better than an good day of work
Keep them in the air Boy's
Posted by VicT | Today @ 03:24 PM | 319 Views
The concept has been proven by using the Valiant landing gear installed in the Apprentice, Timber and Gentle Lady. The U shaped landing gear allow the lipo to fit between the legs. The aluminum has to be secure to the foam via hardwood such as 1/16 thick plywood that would extend forward on either side of the cockpit. A brace at the top would allow a single screw to keep the gear from falling down and away from the fuselage. The plastic exhaust plate on the belly would have to be removed and put back in place after the gear was plugged in place. This exhaust plate could be modified with a plywood plate to further secure the gear from changing shape before it extends away from the fuselage sides. A small stearable tailwheel would be attached to the rudder. See pics
Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 02:11 PM | 432 Views
The Hummer is ready to roll...er....fly!
Red Eagle Model Hummer 3D EPP RC Plane Build Review (12 min 37 sec)

Posted by nagas | Today @ 12:41 PM | 581 Views
Oh no! Another flying Pig!

Having recently purchased a Spektrum iX12 Tx I was intrigued with the possibilities of Sequencers, especially those that self cycle repeatedly causing an outcome such as flashing a light or moving a widget.

For a long time I have wanted to make model ornithopters for Phoenix, but how to make the wings flap? I could put them on one of the normal control channels so they move with the ailerons or elevator for example, as I do to animate my pilots but that is not very satisfactory for wings. Then I realised I could use a Cyclic Sequencer to drive the flapping motion!

At that point I was looking for an ornithopter to experiment with and I suddenly realised we already have one; Miss Piggy!

Previously I could make her flap her wings and run by moving the aileron and elevator rhythmically during take off. Now I could drive those motions with a Cyclic Sequencer. How cool is that?

To make this version of Miss Piggy flap her wings and run autonomously, the movements are not intrinsic to Phoenix but are driven by the Spektrum sequencer.

Pigasus originally made by Rick. Much help from both Aelflyer and Rick to implement the ornithopter concept.

You can download the model here.



Pigasus (1 min 3 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 12:33 PM | 573 Views


RadioMaster TX16S 16CH Multi-Protocol Transmitter - Review Part 2 - Cubs, Corsairs, and Mustangs, Oh My!

RadioMaster TX16S Transmitter
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DvvycmfSMK

Banggood GCRC
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GmDmQ1nVkO

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

I have been contemplating getting one of the Jumper Transmitters for about a year now but I just couldn't work it into my budget.
Well, now I have one Courtesy of Banggood to Test and Review ;-)
I want to thank Banggood for sending this Transmitter for Review.
One Transmitter to Rule Them all!

Here are links to the PDF File of my Setup for the Eachine Mini P51D Mustang in Letter & A4 Format:
https://www.groundcontrolrc.com/ftp/...tup_letter.pdf
https://www.groundcontrolrc.com/ftp/...d_setup_a4.pdf

Here is a link to my Model Files for the Eachine Mini Mustang, Corsair, & Volantex Sport Cub 500:
https://www.groundcontrolrc.com/ftp/...cub_opentx.otx

RadioMaster TX16S Downloads Page:
https://www.radiomasterrc.com/downloads

RadioMaster Thingiverse page:
https://www.thingiverse.com/radiomasterrc/designs

OpenTX 2.2 Manual:
https://opentx.gitbooks.io/manual-fo...x-2-2/content/

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#Banggood

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Posted by JohnM | Today @ 09:22 AM | 858 Views
UMX Timber RX Board - External ESC
The signal pin location is circled in red. I have verified and recommend a DYS XSD 12A BLHeli ESC.

AS6420BL RX DSMX 6-Ch AS3X/SAFE BL ESC
Part # EFLA6420BL
https://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/...dID=EFLA6420BL
Posted by MaydayOne | Today @ 07:11 AM | 1,014 Views
Posted by mperaltaoz | Today @ 06:47 AM | 1,059 Views
This was a very challenging build due to the complex curves involved, and I'm highly pleased with the result.
The P3 Revolution is a highly modified Pitts... so much that it doesn't even resemble a Pitts
I started from scratch doing the design in Sketchup, following photos of the real plane and comparing with the original Pitts.
The result was amazing. She is light, highly aerobatic, goes vertically really nice, and slows down nicely for beautiful landings.

Here is the Build Log in case you are interested in more details: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...obatic-Biplane

Video:
P3 Revolution 5th Flight (2 min 51 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Aerophoto | Today @ 01:48 AM | 1,447 Views
Hello,
On internet it is very difficult to find how really we can use it..
Every body can buy this ESC ( on EBay for example ) and to be abble to use it we must know theses informations.
The Esc will make a continus beep when you will supply it for the first time.
The Esc module must detect the middle of the servo pulse ( the middle rest position of the throttle stick ) and it needs to use a digital radio control...
This document explains you how to detect the origin of your actual problem.
Posted by alex_nikiforov | Today @ 12:43 AM | 1,513 Views
RunCam Phoenix 2 1/2 CMOS 1000TVL 2.1mm M12 Lens FOV 155 Degree 4:3/16:9 PAL/NTSC Switchable FPV Camera For RC Racing Drone

Runcam Phoenix V2. Хорошая замена RunCam Eagle. Полный обзор (4 min 59 sec)


Link:
RunCam Phoenix 2
Posted by Sunset321 | Today @ 12:41 AM | 1,494 Views
MXS-R
Plane can travel at walking speed and still not stall.
Best 3D plane I have ever flown.
Posted by Sunset321 | Today @ 12:30 AM | 1,510 Views
New Ground Station.
12" IPS 600 cd/m
Beautiful fpv monitor.
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 05:26 PM | 1,918 Views
In this http://rcvideoreviews.com tutorial we take a detailed look at how information flows through OpenTx radios. Specifically we'll examine Inputs, Mixes, and Outputs. Based on comments and questions I see in the other tutorial videos, this is a highly misunderstood dark magic in OpenTx and we're going to shine a light on exactly what is going on.

OpenTx Inputs Mixes and Outputs SIMPLIFIED! - OpenTx Tutorial for Beginners (13 min 24 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 03:58 PM | 2,044 Views
Then, it was time to rebuild the transmission. The mane interest was applying a new grease to try to reduce the noise. After at least 15 years, lions finally narrowed down the ideal lubrication for plastic gears to silicone grease. It's not sold in the lubricant sections of any stores. It doesn't show up in any searches for axle grease. It's only in searches for plumbing grease. This is the transparent grease used in plastic toys & plastic servo gears. The key ingredient is Polydimethylsiloxane.
Posted by Justwingit | Yesterday @ 03:14 PM | 2,174 Views
Brent and Justin having some fun with a pair of beautiful Freewing T-33's out at Rabbit Dry Lake !
Freewing T-33 Shooting Star 80mm EDF Jet PNP - Two Ship Flight at Rabbit Dry Lake (6 min 15 sec)


Sorry for the wind noise...I'm working on a fix for that for future viddys

Enjoy the shenanigans !


Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 11:04 AM | 2,433 Views
Halloa people

another FPV quad in the DuthcRC studio and I don't review a whole lot of really SMALL quads
This one caught my attention though.. It's got the new Caddx Loris 4K camera that I had not tried before..
And 4S on a quad this small is pretty unusual
Ohw! And I had not tried any Geelang quad at all yet...

Link to it: Geelang Anger 85X 4K BNF

But... Quite a bit better then I had expected all round!

the Angry Geelang ANGER 85X 4K Micro Drone :D - REVIEW (26 min 40 sec)


Specifications:
type: indoors & parkflier video-quad
wheelbase: 85mm
material(s): all plastick
dry weight: 72 grams
all up weight: 131 grams
flight controller: F4 AIO board
firmware version: BF 4.2.0
ESC's: AIO board with 12A ESC's BLheli_S
motors: GL 1204 5000kv
propellors: HQprop T2x2x4
FPV camera: Caddx Loris 4K (split camera)
VTX: 25-200 mW
Lipo: 450mah 4S (not included)
OSD: yes, Betaflight OSD
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: nope
LED's: yes
spare props: yes? AND a complete spare frame!