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The Pilot's Lounge - Episode #11 - In the Pipe! New Projects, Setups, Updates, & Plans!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z42SUVqiEVs

Welcome to another Episode of "The Pilot's Lounge"

This Series of Videos is to keep you updated on what Ground Control RC has been up to, updates to Reviews, results of Field Testing, Setups and MODs, Projects we've completed, and Projects we have in the Pipe.

Here is information on the Parkjet Plans we have made available to Patrons & Subscribers!

Plans for the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2 are available to Subscribers & Patron ONLY!
The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Beginner to Intermediate.
It's a great Trainer on a 2S Power System and Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

If you would like a copy of the Plans & Associated Documents send an email to [email protected]
In the Email Subject enter: GFS F22 Mini V2 Plans
We will get them to you as soon as we can.
You're going to love it ;-)

***Here are Links to the GFS F22 Mini V2 Components we Tested and Use:

Racerstar 2207 BR2207S Green Edition 2500KV 3-6S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

[ Primary ESC ]
FVT LittleBee 20A ESC BLHeli OPTO 2-4S
https://www.banggood.com/FVT-LittleB...47791920140372
+
3A UBEC Module Low Ripple Bluesky Mini Switch-Mode DC BEC 5V 2-6S
https://www.banggood.com/3A-UBEC-Mod...47791920140372

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 22, 2019 @ 09:44 AM | 2,933 Views
DustOff #8 - XK Edge Stunt Plane 3D Mode White Knuckle Flight ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdA6GFmik7k

Let's really blow the dust off this plane!
3D Mode will test your skills ;-)

Here are links to this plane and spare batteries:

Link to this Plane:

XK A430 2.4G 5CH 3D6G System Brushless RC Airplane Compatible Futaba RTF - Mode 2
https://www.banggood.com/XK-A430-2_4...47791920140372

Spare Batteries:

XK DHC-2 A600 RC Airplane Spare Parts 7.4V 300mAh 25C Li-po Battery
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DHC-2-A6...47791920140372

Turnigy nano-tech 300mAh 2S 35~70C Lipo
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=5382684821

Link to the Motor Upgrade Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbyYabReelU

Link to the Motor Upgrade Tutorial Photos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QySeWgj4QHM


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 20, 2019 @ 12:39 PM | 1,822 Views
Tip #26 - Using Low Voltage Components with Higher Voltage Power Systems




Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2KLtIHp4Aw

My original intent with the RC conversion of the Chuck Glider using a Brushless Power Systems was for a 1S LIPO setup.
Needless to say, I could not get nearly enough thrust from a Brushless Motor & ESC to power this Glider on a 1S LIPO.
I had already ordered the Low Voltage Receiver & Servos, so now what do I do?
Well, I took the process I had used to convert an OPTO ESC into a Non-OPTO ESC by adding a Switching Voltage Regulator.
I still had a problem though, as I didn't want to use more than 4.2 volts (1S LIPO Voltage) to power these Low Voltage Receivers & Servos.
I remembered using some Adjustable Switching Voltage Regulators in the past to power things that maxed out at 5V so I used one of those and was able to complete the RC Conversion of the Chuck Glider using the Low Voltage Components I already ordered ;-)

I have received a few question on how I accomplished this so I'm providing this "Show & Tell" Tip & Tutorial and a Wiring Diagram that will help you do the same thing and allow you to provide no more than 4.2 Volts of power to these components while still providing full power to your Motor & ESC.

This is the process I used to complete the RC Conversion of the Chuck Glider and it worked flawlessly ;-)

Tutorial - Converting an OPTO ESC by adding an SBEC (...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 18, 2019 @ 07:56 AM | 1,796 Views
DustOff #2 - FlyBear SU-35 Micro ParkJet



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dngyvO9-lFU

This tiny ParkJet has just been collecting dust for the past several months so it's time to Blow the Dust Off ;-)

This ParkJet is a bit Nose Heavy so watch our Tuning Flights to find the Sweet Spot for Nose Weight ;-)

Here are links to this ParkJet:

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF
https://www.tomtop.com/p-rm8974.html...roundcontrolrc

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF
https://www.rcmoment.com/p-rm8974.ht...roundcontrolrc

Here is a link to some batteries that will work as spares:

Eachine E010S Micro FPV RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 150MAH 45C Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E01...47791920140372

Eachine E010S Upgrade 3.7V 240MAH 45C Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E01...47791920140372

Here is a link to our Review of this Plane:
Review - FlyBear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Jet (16 min 59 sec)


Here is the Flight that finds the Sweet Spot for the Nose Weight:
Flight 7 - FlyBear SU-35 Nose Weight Test, I found the sweet spot ;-) (13 min 16 sec)
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 15, 2019 @ 07:22 AM | 706 Views
DustOff #1 - Glue & Fly Series F22 Mini V2 - Plans Available to Patrons & Subscribers!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PgrwD6jUJw

I have not flown this Parkjet since completing my Line-Of-Sight Training.
I had forgotten how much fun this Parkjet is to fly ;-)
Let's blow some Dust Off!

Plans for the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2 are available to Subscribers & Patron ONLY!
The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Beginner to Intermediate.
It's a great Trainer on a 2S Power System and Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

This was my Trainer Parkjet when I transitioned to Planes ;-)

If you would like a copy of the Plans & Associated Documents send an email to [email protected]
In the Email Subject enter: GFS F22 Mini V2 Plans
I will get them to you as soon as I can.
You're going to love it ;-)

Here are links to the components:

Racerstar 2207 BR2207S Green Edition 2500KV 3-6S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

[ Primary ESC ]
FVT LittleBee 20A ESC BLHeli OPTO 2-4S
https://www.banggood.com/FVT-LittleB...47791920140372
+
3A UBEC Module Low Ripple Bluesky Mini Switch-Mode DC BEC 5V 2-6S
https://www.banggood.com/3A-UBEC-Mod...47791920140372

[ Alternate ESC ]
FVT SKYI020 2-3S 20A Brushless ESC With BEC 5V/2A
https://www.banggood.com/FVT-SKYI020...47791920140372

KINGKONG/LDARC 6040 Propellers CW & CCW 10 Pairs
https://...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 13, 2019 @ 07:41 AM | 455 Views
Tip #25 - Brushed Motor & ESC - No Throttle Response?



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_pvZ7A7jYQ

I have not worked with Brushed Motor & ESCs very much and recently had an issue where the Servos were working fine but I had no Throttle response.
I found the issue and if you're having the same problem this information may get your throttle working.

Here is a link to the Micro Receiver:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372


Here is a link to the Brushed Motors & Props:

1.2mm Propeller and 1020 Coreless Motor Set for 90mm-150mm DIY Micro FPV RC Quadcopter Frame
https://www.banggood.com/1_2mm-Prope...47791920140372


Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 11, 2019 @ 08:33 AM | 626 Views
Test Flight #3 - Volantex Super Cub Flaperons - It's all Good ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=056fU_dPfpA

Time to test the Super Cub MOD we performed by replacing the single 9g Servo with two 4.4g Servos and programming Flaperons.
After needing some significant adjustment and repair of the Landing Gear it's ready for Takeoff ;-)

The amount of Flaps I have is 10mm from the top of the Aileron to the top of the Wing.
The amount of Up Elevator Trim is 3mm.

Here is a link to Test Flight #2 that didn't end well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwVViweVtBM

Here is a link to the Tutorial for installing the Servos and Linkages:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_0_ud1xBtk

Here is a link to the Plane:
Upgraded: New batch comes with Integrated flight control with self-stabilization function

Volantex 2.4G 4CH V765-2 765-2 Super Cub 750mm Sport Park Flyer RTF
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-2_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the 4.4g Servos used in the Tutorial:

Turnigy™ TGY-1440A Analog Servo 20T (V2) 0.8kg / 0.10sec / 4.4g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigyt...asc=1250722527


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 08, 2019 @ 08:33 AM | 574 Views
Test Flight #2 - Volantex Super Cub Flaperons



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

Time to test the Super Cub MOD we performed by replacing the single 9g Servo with two 4.4g Servos and programming Flaperons.
Here we go ;-)

Here is a link to the Tutorial for installing the Servos and Linkages:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_0_ud1xBtk

Here is a link to the Plane:
Upgraded: New batch comes with Integrated flight control with self-stabilization function

Volantex 2.4G 4CH V765-2 765-2 Super Cub 750mm Sport Park Flyer RTF
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-2_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the 4.4g Servos used in the Tutorial:

Turnigy™ TGY-1440A Analog Servo 20T (V2) 0.8kg / 0.10sec / 4.4g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigyt...asc=1250722527


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 06, 2019 @ 07:33 AM | 529 Views
Review Update - Tattu R-Line 4S 1050mah 95C LIPO



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4atA7AL9kCQ

I wanted to do an update of the initial review of these LIPOs since one of them was bad.
I want to let you know, not only when a company does something bad, but also when they do something good.
After Gens/Tattu reviewed the video I made showing the bad cell in one of the LIPOs they requested I fill out an RMA Form online.
I filled out the online RMA Form which was approved the same day and I also received a tracking number on the replacement battery shipment the same day ;-)
Now that's fast customer service!
So Gens/Tattu stood behind their product and provided outstanding customer support.
I will not hesitate to order from them again.
I thought you should know how things went on getting a replacement battery.

Here is a link to this LIPO:

Tattu R-Line 1050mAh 95C 4S1P Lipo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug
https://www.genstattu.com/ta-rl-95c-1050-4s1p.html


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 04, 2019 @ 07:25 AM | 607 Views
Tutorial - Volantex Super Cub - Installing Flaperons



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_0_ud1xBtk

In this Tutorial we're going to replace the single 9g servo with two 4g servos so we can program Flaperons ;-)
I do not recommend you complete this tutorial until I've completed the field testing.
Get ready!

Here is a link to the Plane:
Upgraded: New batch comes with Integrated flight control with self-stabilization function

Volantex 2.4G 4CH V765-2 765-2 Super Cub 750mm Sport Park Flyer RTF
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-2_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the 4.4g Servos used in this Tutorial:

Turnigy™ TGY-1440A Analog Servo 20T (V2) 0.8kg / 0.10sec / 4.4g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigyt...asc=1250722527


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 01, 2019 @ 01:23 PM | 583 Views
Test Flight #3 - Ranger G2 with 8X4 Prop - Loops,Rolls, & Flaps Deployment ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcZh1ZxiZ10

After performing the Motor Thrust Angle MOD on the Ranger G2 it gave me space for an 8x4 Prop.
I removed the stock 7x5 Prop to conduct some Test Flights with and 8x4 Prop.
This should produce significantly more thrust than the stock 7x5 Prop.
I have this plane trimmed out pretty well now ;-)
I have increase the Airleron from 100% Scale to 110% Scale to give a bit more Airleron authority.
I think I like that additional deflection on the Airlerons.
I also programmed some down Elevator with the Flaps to keep the plane from nosing up when Flaps are deployed.
Let's see if that helps.
So let's go do some Rolls, Loops, and Flap deployment ;-)

Here is a link to the Motor Thrust Angle MOD Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7CbbKE4ff8

Here is a link to the Motor Thrust Angle MOD Test Flight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3JMLrpKRkI

Here is link to this Plane:

Volantex V757-6 Ranger G2 1200mm Wingspan EPO FPV Airplane PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-RC...47791920140372

Here are the Batteries I use in this Plane:

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=3451564005


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 30, 2019 @ 07:57 AM | 845 Views
Tips - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro Build & Setup



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uENTA7OlpdY

This will provide you with some additional Build Tips, CG Location, and More....

Here is a link to the Maiden Flight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rugO503Bsr0

Here is a link to the Build Videos:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq5FAnQwsS8
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEYRIQ5hxxs
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvOD2rdSXQw
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUDSZR4KKw8

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set
https://www.banggood.com/5X-Eachine-...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 28, 2019 @ 08:14 AM | 1,095 Views
DustOff Flight #7 of the RC Chuck Glider via FPV



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4FoxaGF72E

The FPV System has checked out very well.
Time to fly this Glider with the FPV Goggles ;-)

Here is a link to the Project Conclusion video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OilrzPsnKuk

Here is a link to the Updated Plans & Templates video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSQsFa0sKs

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T

Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 25, 2019 @ 09:54 AM | 2,738 Views
DustOff #6 - XK A600 DHC-2 Beaver Bush Plane in a 3-4mph Wind ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haFv5jcWsUk

Let's blow the dust off this plane ;-)
It has a lot of lift so flying in some wind can be fun ;-)

Here are links to this plane and spare batteries:

Link to this Plane:

XK DHC-2 DHC2 A600 5CH 3D6G System Brushless RC Airplane Compatible Futaba RTF
https://www.banggood.com/XK-A600-4CH...47791920140372

Spare Batteries:

XK DHC-2 A600 RC Airplane Spare Parts 7.4V 300mAh 25C Li-po Battery
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DHC-2-A6...47791920140372

Turnigy nano-tech 300mAh 2S 35~70C Lipo
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=5382684821


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 23, 2019 @ 07:18 AM | 2,255 Views
DustOff #6 - HK FW190 WarBird Kit - Too much Wind & Crash!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amGcJVSR8-M

Well, I certainly debated with myself whether or not to launch this plane.
I's pretty draggy and has a large profile for the wind to push.
The wind was 5-8mph on the ground and felt like 10-15mph approx. 30 feet in the air.
Plus, the wind was 90 degrees to my runway ;-)
This is one of those days where I should have packed up and gone home.
Needless to say I didn't pack up but I did crash.
If I didn't fly in significant wind I wouldn't be flying much at all where I live, so I'm marginal often in the wind ;-)

This Kit is discontinued but they still have the F6F Hellcat ;-)

Here is a link to the kit:

H-King F6F Hellcat - Glue-N-Go - Foamboard Kit
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/h-king-f...asc=8223421696

Here is a link to the Review of this plane:
Review - Hobby King Focke Wulf FW 190 Kit Plane (18 min 8 sec)


Here is a link to these LIPOs:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=7621465427

Here is a link to the Review of these LIPOs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNmKxKv_8oA

Here is a link to the Servos:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hxt900-m...asc=7800582208

My Power Setup for this plane:

Motor: Grayson Hobby 2212 2200kv
ESC : HobbyWing 30A
Prop : Gemfan 8040 Composite
LIPO : 3S 2200mah 25C (172 grams)

Thrust : 1070 grams
AMPS : 26.5 (approx. 20 amps in flight at full throttle)
AUW : 582 grams including Micro FPV System
Thrust to Weight Ratio: 1.8:1


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 22, 2019 @ 02:31 PM | 1,723 Views
Test Flight #2 - Ranger G2 with 8X4 Prop - Loops & Rolls ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzJ9R8klxuo

After performing the Motor Thrust Angle MOD on the Ranger G2 it gave me space for an 8x4 Prop.
I removed the stock 7x5 Prop to conduct some Test Flights with and 8x4 Prop.
This should produce significantly more thrust than the stock 7x5 Prop.
I have increase the Elevator Dual-Rate since the 1st Test Flight as it didn't seem to have quite enough elevator authority.
Let's see if that helps.
I also wanted to see how the Roll Rate is on this large plane ;-)
So let's go do some Rolls and Loops ;-)

Here is a link to the Motor Thrust Angle MOD Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7CbbKE4ff8

Here is a link to the Motor Thrust Angle MOD Test Flight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3JMLrpKRkI

Here is link to this Plane:

Volantex V757-6 Ranger G2 1200mm Wingspan EPO FPV Airplane PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-RC...47791920140372

Here are the Batteries I use in this Plane:

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=3451564005


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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 18, 2019 @ 07:23 PM | 1,524 Views
Maiden Flight - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rugO503Bsr0

This Plug-n-Play Kit is courtesy of Banggood.
I've been wanting to try out one of these Brushed Motor Nano/Micro Planes and wanted to review the Pro Version which is a 4 Channel Plane.
This is our Maiden Flight!
Here we go!

Here is a link to the Build Videos:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq5FAnQwsS8
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEYRIQ5hxxs
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvOD2rdSXQw
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUDSZR4KKw8

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set
https://www.banggood.com/5X-Eachine-...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 17, 2019 @ 08:04 AM | 957 Views
Tutorial - Build Part 4 - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUDSZR4KKw8

This Plug-n-Play Kit is courtesy of Banggood.
I've been wanting to try out one of these Brushed Motor Nano/Micro Planes and wanted to review the Pro Version which is a 4 Channel Plane.
I thought I would go through much of the process of building this Plane and getting it ready for it's Maiden Flight.
Hopefully that will help someone else complete a similar build.
Here we go!

Here is a link to our Tip on Servo Setup & Centering:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbfIs5O999E

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set
https://www.banggood.com/5X-Eachine-...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 16, 2019 @ 05:48 PM | 1,223 Views
Test Flight #1 - RacerStar BR2508 2522kv in our GFS F-22 Mini V3



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMgdbgy8X-o

Field Test of the RacerStar BR2508 2522kv Motor.
This is Test Flight #1

Here is a link to this Motor:

Racerstar 2508 BR2508S Green Edition 1275KV 1772KV 2522KV Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

Links to the 5 inch Props we tested:

Diatone ABS Bull Nose Prop 5x4.5 2-Blade (CW/CCW) (Black) (2 Pairs)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/diatone-..._asc=219093874

Gemfan ABS Bull Nose Prop 5x4.5 2-Blade
https://www.banggood.com/4PCS-Bullno...47791920140372

Gemfan Nylon 5050 Electric Propeller 1 Pair
https://www.banggood.com/Gemfan-GF-4...47791920140372

DAL T5046 ABS UT Ultrathin Tri-Blade
https://www.dalprops.com/products/t5046ut

Gemfan ABS M5045BN Master Tri-Blade 5045 5x4.5 Inch Bullnose Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/Gemfan-M504...47791920140372

Links to the 6 inch Props we tested:

Gemfan 6x3 ABS Props Orange
http://www.diyquadcopters.com/Gemfan...nge_p_281.html

1pc KMP 6030 6X3E 6*3E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-6X...47791920140372

Gemfan Nylon 6040 High Efficiency Electric Propeller 1 Pair
https://www.banggood.com/Gemfan-6X4-...47791920140372

APC 6x4E Speed 400 Nylon Pusher Propeller
https://www.amainhobbies.com/apc-6x4...06040ep/p27062

GemFan 6040 Bullnose Propellers
https://www.progressiverc.com/gemfan...ropellers.html

KINGKONG/LDARC 6040 Propellers CW & CCW 10 Pairs
https://www.banggood.com/10-Pairs-KI...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 15, 2019 @ 01:26 PM | 740 Views
Tutorial - Build Part 3 - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvOD2rdSXQw

This Plug-n-Play Kit is courtesy of Banggood.
I've been wanting to try out one of these Brushed Motor Nano/Micro Planes and wanted to review the Pro Version which is a 4 Channel Plane.
I thought I would go through much of the process of building this Plane and getting it ready for it's Maiden Flight.
Hopefully that will help someone else complete a similar build.
Here we go!

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set
https://www.banggood.com/5X-Eachine-...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=754189
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Ground-C...3132721/posts/