Posted by fastmax | Today @ 10:36 AM | 302 Views
Small update to my 59mm brushless nano. Switched over to a Mob6 canopy, and plastic hardware which led to almost a 2 gram weight reduction. Also decided to try out the HQ tri blade props. Love ripping this thing around the house.

Full build details can be seen on RotorBuilds here.
Posted by Old_Pilot | Today @ 05:39 AM | 2,120 Views
Geez, I'm in withdrawal.....one of the stepper motors on my CNC machine quit working last week, and I couldn't cut anything out. Got a replacement stepper within a few days, replaced the old one, and the machine still wouldn't work....OK...then it had to be software, firmware, or the controller/shield (Arduino). Long story short....Uninstalled all the software/firmware and started from scratch with the most recent releases and drivers. Low and behold, the machine fired right up....But just in case, I have a new controller on the way........On the positive side, this is the first failure I've had since I got the machine in 2015 !
Posted by benjamin presten | Today @ 04:15 AM | 3,257 Views
Meyers OTW: Allen Meyers began designing his light biplane in 1930 in his garage in Wayne Michigan. With his plans underway, in 1933 he secured a space in an old machine shop to get things really going. In 1936 the first OTW (Out To Win) biplane made its first flight.

The OTW was somewhat unique in construction for its size. While most two seat biplanes of the time had steel tube fuselages covered with fabric, the OTW had a semi-monocoque all aluminum fuselage. It seated two in tandem and was initially powered by a 125hp Warner. (Later production models were mostly powered by either 145hp Warners or 160hp Kinners) The wings were of a more standard wood and fabric construction.

In 1938 the OTW got official approval for use in the Civilian Pilot Training Program. (CPTP) The CPTP was intended to use civilian flight schools to train as many college students to fly as possible with the knowledge that many of them would eventually become military pilots if the US entered the war. The OTW was approved for this alongside the Ryan PT-22 and Waco UPF-7. Between 1938 and 1940 the CPTP used all three along with many Cubs, Aeroncas and Taylorcrafts to teach thousands of new pilots.

While the OTW never got an official military contract once the war did start, they managed to sell over 100 of them to various schools that were participating in the CPTP. This jump started the Meyers Aircraft Company which survived well after the war building civilian airplanes.

Today there are...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Today @ 12:06 AM | 6,140 Views
Hobbyzone Sport Cub S 2 (7 min 23 sec)


2nd trip to the field and 3rd flight .

Hmmm !

Expert mode is lethargic ! ( Aileron )
The S 2 is under powered for anything exciting .
What it does do really well , is fly SLOW - real slow ! Were talking sexy slow ! I think you could walk faster than the S 2's slow capability .
Intermediate mode is ?? ...
Seems out of place , Int is a wilder ride than expert mode ,,, What's with that ?
I would like for the S 2 to at least roll , and not into the ground !
That TT looks brilliant in comparison .
Got a serious ITCH for the S2 ? = Buy the Turbo Timber ( UMX ) instead .
I would lose no sleep if the S 2 was phased out of production .
In fact , I would love to see a Super Turbo Timber . ( Better than 1:1 power to weight )
Posted by ww2collector | Yesterday @ 07:51 PM | 9,770 Views
#2
Top Gun:
Iceman- "The plaque for the alternates is downstairs in the ladies room"

#1
Tora Tora Tora:
Admiral Yamamoto- "I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve"
Has VERY special symbolism to me!

What are yours?
Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 11:06 AM | 11,799 Views
Halloa people,

got me this one in a week ago and have had a lot of fun with it AND it's not even the kind of quad I generally like most..
So a mark / indoors FPV quad with propguards from Diatone..

Feel free to add / post your experiences and questions.

Link to the quad: Diatone Roma F1 D16 BNF Quad

My findings on the quad so far

The Diatone Roma F1 nano FPV quad :D - REVIEW (18 min 8 sec)



Specifications:
type: park / forrest / indoor quad
base thickness: 2.5mm base plate / arms
material(s): carbon fiber + allu
dry weight: 73 grams
flight controller: Diatone Mamba F405MINI MK3.5
firmware version: Betaflight 4.2.9 (pretty New)
ESC's: Diatone Mamba F25MK2 8BIT
motors: Diatone Mamba TOKA1103 10000 KV
propellors: Gemfan 1636
FPV camera: Runcam Nano 2
VTX: Diatone Mamba TX500
GPS: none
Lipo: 350 - 450 mah 3S (not included)
OSD: yes, by Betaflight
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: nope
Posted by djmoose | Yesterday @ 08:12 AM | 12,950 Views
Mounting the Dualsky GA6000.9 motor, painting the false radial engine, and mounting the cowl is what's in this next episode of my 92" Black Horse Gilmore ARF from MotionRC. Enjoy!

How to install the motor, cowl, and paint the radial - 92" Black Horse Gilmore Red Lion ARF - Build (10 min 26 sec)


"Pratt & Whitney supplied the powerplants, Wasp Jr. engines with 985 cubic inches of displacement. The factory beefed up and supercharged the engines with high-compression pistons and individual stacks for less back pressure. In 1932, the manufacturer rated them as follows: 525 horsepower at 2,200 revolutions per minute and 550 horsepower at 2,300 RPM when racing." - Wedell-Williams Air Service page 34

"The engine cowl for the Model 44s was a NACA-type provided by Hill Aircraft Streamliners. The full pressure cowl created a venturi effect at the trailing edge for the exhaust to exit the stacks. Turner's cowl tapered slightly more inward at the trailing edge than the other two. " - Wedell-Williams Air Service page 35
Posted by OldRCGlider | Yesterday @ 07:28 AM | 13,328 Views
Please see my eBay Profile… dpnp93
This should give you more confidence in me as a new RC Groups seller.
Thanks for looking.
Posted by benjamin presten | Yesterday @ 03:25 AM | 15,124 Views
Rearwin 6000M Speedster: The Rearwin Airplane company began to falter at the beginning of the depression and Rae Rearwin negotiated control from his investors and started Rearwin Aircraft. The intended first offering of Rearwin Aircraft wound up being the third airplane to make it to production when it’s development took a lot of work.

The Rearwin Speedster started life powered by a Cirrus engine. Initial testing for certification found the airplane didn’t meet spin recovery standards. Between 1934 and 1938 the airplane received several changes in search of the solution. The ailerons were redesigned to reduce the gap between them and the wing. The tail feathers were enlarged and centering springs were added to the rudder. All of the control systems also received ball bearings.

By the time the Speedster was ready for production, the Cirrus engine was out of production so the Menasco C-4 was chosen to replace it. The 6000M was the final production variant of the airplane. It had a cramped cabin for two in tandem inside it’s very narrow fuselage. It had a very distinct tough looking landing gear and large tail feathers. In general the Speedster was a very unique looking ship.

At the same time as the Speedster, Rearwin was producing the Cloudster and the Sportster. They seemed to overshadow the Speedster leaving it with a final production run of only 11 aircraft. Today two remain on display. The most recent Speedster to fly was restored by Tim Talen who was...Continue Reading
Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 02:44 AM | 15,241 Views
I put a stripped Gopro Hero 7 black on my Nanolongrange V2b design (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4818009). I was not sure if it will fly as it got pretty heavy at 131g. Still It worked out and now I'm pretty stoked. I think I can make it even 15g lighter. So stay tuned!
Nanolongange V2b with stripped Gopro Hero 7 (6 min 1 sec)

Posted by RCWorks | Jun 19, 2021 @ 11:56 PM | 17,843 Views
I started my jointer project. It was a mess this picture was taken after taking a coarse sharpening stone to the top for a good hour. It had a layer of rust on it that was beginning to pit the surface.

I could have opted to build a fixture and have the in and ot feed tables ground but I don't think it was worth the time and expense.

I ordered new knives and bearings for it.

Someone had been in it for bearings some time in it's past and was a bit brutal to it with a hammer. It had a couple of hickies on the cutter head from the attack.

The shaft was galled up a bit as well. Some file work restored it to functionality.
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 19, 2021 @ 08:14 PM | 20,172 Views
This is an HSDJets D400 3D RC Plane Flight Review By RECKEM ROYS RC & GBLynden's RC.

HSDJets D400 3D RC Plane Flight Review By RECKEM ROYS RC & GBLynden's RC (7 min 52 sec)

Posted by gke | Jun 19, 2021 @ 08:06 PM | 20,188 Views
There are a zillion conversions out there for this type of chuck glider.

This conversion is intended for indoor flying and is based on a glider costing around $2 to $3 plus the various 1S components. I bought four gliders but they arrived badly bent. - you can see how I restored them here:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...for-Kiddywinks

The motor is a cheap 8020 with a DSM2 servo-less brick and three nano servoes from BG in this case. The battery is 1S 205mAH DE and came from Micro Motor Warehouse.

There are control surface outlines in the foam but these are not large enough so I pushed the ailerons out to the start of the wing tip up curve and made the elevator full width and all slightly deeper. The elevator halves are connected by a carbon rod but anything stiff enough will do. The elevator control rod needs to be as light as possible however for the aircraft to balance perfectly with the battery full forward. The hinging is Blenderm but other tapes will work. The foam in this case is CA compatible. The wing saddle has a bamboo stick locator at the back and is held down at the front by the canopy.

Maiden flights OK in a light wind.

20210621 Blue Maiden (1 min 9 sec)

20210621 Blue Flight 2 (1 min 6 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Jun 19, 2021 @ 07:46 PM | 20,217 Views
Hobbyzone Sport Cub S 2 (7 min 41 sec)


I set up all the flight surfaces as straight and level as I could .
Battery is a Nanotech 260mAh 1s , it's simply a press fit into the battery bay / slot .
CG did seem to be good .
The S 2 did balloon quite a bit , and to not hang off the prop I needed a fair amount of down elevator .
That really slow flight , the S 2 is hanging off the prop some what .
I came home and made a adjustment to the elevator ( down trim ) . The more power I gave , the more it climbed .

Beginner Mode - Wow , can still turn tight . very smooth and my only complaint is the ballooning .
Intermediate mode - Far more responsive , maybe too much so . Really took me by surprise . For a moment I thought I had entered expert mode .
Expert Mode - Seemed a little lethargic to me .

Really going to have to trim out that ballooning .
Power - yeah , needs more power ! Just , under powered .

As a beginner plane . I can see that . Just needs more power so as to grow with the pilot .

Hmmm , Does it offer anything that the UMX Turbo Timber does not ?
Since I own both , I think the TT is the better choice . The size difference is marginal . Where you can fly is pretty much the same . Price ? Rather close .
If you think the TT is too expensive , then give up a few Beers or cigarettes or both and put that money into the TT .
So after adjusting the elevator , I need a 2nd maiden . Be nice to see what the S 2 can...Continue Reading
Posted by heli-parkflyer | Jun 19, 2021 @ 08:58 AM | 21,510 Views
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 19, 2021 @ 06:28 AM | 22,983 Views
Herelink 600mw Mod


In this video I show how to modify Herelink from Cubepilot to get 600mw 28db output in all modes.

Herelink 28db 600mw Mode - How To (8 min 6 sec)



How to Force Herelink Max Output

You Need to ADB into the device first

Adb in the air unit and the gcs unit

The config file is = persist.sys.d2d.tx.pwr.cfg

To Check = adb shell getprop persist.sys.d2d.tx.pwr.cfg

By default it contains
23,20,20,20

These are for the region config, the max supported by herelink is 28db ~ 600mw,
to set it you would go

adb shell setprop persist.sys.d2d.tx.pwr.cfg 28,28,28,28

This would need to be done on both gcs and air unit for both sides




Posted by benjamin presten | Jun 19, 2021 @ 06:21 AM | 23,037 Views
Butler Blackhawk: Butler Manufacturing was a manufacturer of prefab steel buildings, including hangars, that was founded in 1901. In 1928, Butler decided to venture into aircraft manufacturing. They founded Butler Aircraft Corp to do just that and the first (and only) product was the Blackhawk biplane.

Heading up the design team for the airplane was Waverly Stearman, brother of Lloyd Stearman who founded Stearman Aircraft. Prior to the foundation of either Stearman or Butler Aircraft, both brothers had worked at Swallow Aircraft. This probably explains the incredible similarity between the Blackhawk and Stearman C3 which were designed at almost the same time. While there’s no actual interchangeable parts between the two airplanes, they are very visually similar.

The Blackhawk was a three seat open biplane like so many of its competitors. Up front was a 220hp Wright J-5 radial. It was constructed using the standard steel tube fuselage and wood wings and had a conventional landing gear. The only really odd feature of the Blackhaw is it’s ailerons. Conventional biplanes with a longer top wing almost always have their ailerons on the top wing. The Blackhawk however, ditched the complex control system necessary to do that and simply put the ailerons on the lower wing.

The Blackhawk never really achieved particular fame as the beginning of the depression wasn’t the best time for an airplane like that, but it did manage a little mild fame. Famous race and aerobatic pilot...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Jun 19, 2021 @ 04:16 AM | 23,314 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Prenons soin de nos batteries ! J'ai en test depuis quelques jours le chargeur duo HTRC T400 PRO, donc j'en profite pour vous parler de quelques sujets importants en rapports avec nos lipos. Ce chargeur est très ergonomique et simple à utiliser mais c'est aussi un des plus complets niveau accessoires fournis. Rapide à utiliser grâce à sa fonction mémoire (6 au total) et facile à calibrer pour une charge précise. Puissant et pratique pour un prix très raisonnable, je ne peux que valider cet appareil, presque indispensable dans l'atelier d'un fan de RC... Prenez soin de vous et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

HTRC T400 Pro Duo - Review Test Démo - Conseils et Utilisations ! Résultat Concours Permanent. (24 min 9 sec)


NOTATAZ : 17/20 Puissant et Complet !!!

- HTRC T400 Pro ( coupon BGHONEY2110 ) : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KmvYokpzAk
- Capteur de température : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vDKdl2Cqih
- MUSTOOL multimètre stylo numérique ( coupon BGcf2ab5 ) : https://bit.ly/2SkCgfq
AUTRES CHARGEURS ET ACCESSOIRES UTILES :
- ToolkitRC M4Q XT30/XT60 : http://bit.ly/2XHzsaV
- Chargeur polyvalent HTRC T240 Duo (meilleur rapport qualité prix): https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KvmYj2pqp1
- Mon transfo 4-24V : http://bit.ly/3tSUsur
- Mon testeur ISDT (calibrable) : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/K33YLkcz8I
- Testeur balance complet : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mvvEOUrk53
- Testeur Buzzer...Continue Reading
Posted by Risto | Jun 19, 2021 @ 03:51 AM | 23,524 Views
Here's an index to my blog posts. Click the link to directly open a blog post. The entries are numbered, latest entries have a higher number.

Building & debugging OpenTX
#1: Step-by-step guide to building (custom) OpenTX firmware under Ubuntu Linux
#2: Exploring and debugging OpenTX/EdgeTX with Qt Creator IDE under Ubuntu Linux
#3: Step-by-step guide to building (custom) OpenTX firmware under 64-bit Windows 10
#4: Exploring and debugging OpenTX with Qt Creator IDE under 64-bit Windows 10

Building & debugging EdgeTX
#19: Step-by-step guide to building EdgeTX firmware under Ubuntu Linux
#20: Step-by-step guide to building EdgeTX firmware under 64-bit Windows 10

Native MAVLink & MAVLink telemetry with OpenTX
#5: Native MAVLink telemetry with RadioMaster TX16S (w/o having to use Mav2PT converter)
#6: Modified Yaapu telemetry widget to support OlliW MavSDK/native MAVLink on OpenTX

RadioMaster TX16S modifications
#7: RadioMaster TX16S tray modification
#8: RadioMaster TX16S stick pot dial modification
#9: RadioMaster TX16S DFU button modification
#13 RadioMaster TX16S 6-position switch firmware (written from scratch)
#14: RadioMaster TX16S SPI Flash readout
#15: RadioMaster TX16S breakout board
#16: RadioMaster TX16S mainboard
#17: RadioMaster TX16S schematic diagram
#18: RadioMaster TX16S electronic circuit improvement ideas
#21: RadioMaster TX16S enhanced roller board

DIY electronics
#10: USB2PPM Interface for controlling a remote device from PC

DragonLink related
#5: Native MAVLink telemetry with RadioMaster TX16S (w/o having to use Mav2PT converter)
#11: Disabling all RF emissions of DragonLink V3 WiFi+BT ESP32 module

Futaba related
#12: Futaba TM-10 FASST module / T10CG internal module serial communication