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Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 11:13 PM | 58 Views
In this video I do my outdoor Maiden Flight Review of the JJRC H23 Flying Car Drone Quadcopter. I drive it, fly it, and go over its pros and cons.

JJRC H23 Flying Car Drone Quadcopter Outdoor Maiden Flight Review & Test Drive (6 min 11 sec)

Here are the review notes for this RC Drone Flying Car:

Pros:

- It looks really good
- It flies very well
- The lights are bright enough to fly in the dark
- The battery type is readily available
- It has good speed in car mode compared to the Syma X9
- The flight times are very impressive! I got 9 minutes after doing tons of battery draining flips!

Cons:
- The flight mode switching is quirky after the initial bind
Posted by Logan Tech | Yesterday @ 08:35 PM | 114 Views
I am building a nerf turret and I need good servos that can limit how far the turret moves. I saw some on Youtube and Online that use the MG996R but I bought four of them and they did center or limit their travel. I need 3 servos for the best quality and price. Thanks in advance.
Posted by kydawg1 | Yesterday @ 08:15 PM | 157 Views
Nice little quad with great components. Take a look and see.

HOBBYCOOL FLYFOX 110 Micro Racer FPV Quad REVIEW (10 min 29 sec)

Posted by OilFly | Yesterday @ 06:58 PM | 223 Views
Well the Foam birds are on the Market for Sale, But I must Say the Tundra is Second to None, I only Flew it on 3S 2200 about 4 flights 3 on Land once on Water, Durafly Makes Excellent Birds, This One I will Miss as it sold Today in the Midst of Making Room in the Hangar I know the New Owner will Enjoy it !!
Posted by CCxRC | Yesterday @ 05:43 PM | 242 Views
No Limit R/C Monster Truck Racing - Newport News, VA Hobbytown Feb. 10, 2018 (4 min 9 sec)


This video has taken a week to complete because I had a memory card failure and lost all the footage. I spent 2 days and more money then I wanted to trying to recover it. No Limit R/C of VA puts on a good event and the racing was fun to watch and be a part of. Thanks to my buddy Al who was visiting and willing to come to the race...and also help film.

The corrupted files that were restored aren’t perfect and were hard to work with, so I did my best to show something for the day. I also couldn’t restore all the files because some were completely corrupted and it was too expensive to get every file.
-Tony
Posted by KatrinaRosen | Yesterday @ 03:45 PM | 448 Views
Sixty-six people are feared to have been killed in a passenger plane crash in the Zagros mountains in Iran. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down near the city of Semirom in Isfahan province. The Red Crescent deployed search and rescue teams to the site. The airline has retracted a statement saying definitively that all aboard were dead. Flight EP3704 left Tehran at 04:30 GMT, and crashed about an hour later.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-43103192
Posted by punkindrublik | Yesterday @ 03:40 PM | 494 Views

Posted by Boomer1 | Yesterday @ 03:40 PM | 475 Views
It has been a long time between blogs! As time rolls on I have discovered life gets in the way of a number of my leisure time activities. When we sold our property at the RV resort and our last RV I find more time to devote to activities unrelated to my RC hobbies. While still involved I am just not getting out to go sail as in the past. A lot has to do with not having lakes in my backyard anymore!

Now I am like most RC sailors that have to load up my vehicle with all my equipment and boats I am planning on sailing that day. In a word it has become work to go sailing. Never thought I’d ever say that! I like to take at least two boats with me so that limits which size boats I can get in our small SUV. That translate to being one 1 meter sized boat and another like my Micro Magic or DF 65. I have been able to get my V32 or my Nirvana in there but that’s about it. I recently sold my Motor Life Boat which was very a very difficult decision. I loved that boat. It had served me well as my go to rescue boat when one my wind powered crafts ran into trouble on a lake. I still have my Classic Chris Craft as an alternate. They came with only a forward ESC from Pro-Boat but I swapped out the ESC with a forward and reserve model. This makes the boat capable as a rescue boat. So all is not lost and it fits nicely on the floor of the car.

I have begun to sell some of my treasures realizing that I am not going to be using them as in years past. It is a challenge to let them...Continue Reading
Posted by CGFailer | Yesterday @ 02:36 PM | 478 Views
Hello I am wondering if anyone has some composite or epo 90mm edf jets for sale w/o power systems? Just crashed my FW F16 90mm so I have an extra power system LOL
Posted by Libelle201B | Yesterday @ 02:01 PM | 535 Views
Two flying sessions so far, here are those results. The very first attempt was a no go due to the high wind speed (20+) and turbulent conditions often associated with thermal convection at our hill, not a good scenario for your first test flight, flight scrubbed. Days later the winds had calmed down a bit to about 15 mph but there were fluctuations in wind speed to just a gentle breeze at times and a bit of a X wind component also, anyways I decided to give it a go. The launch was good, directionally there were no indications of any warps in the wing ie bank trim correction and she flew strait. I did however notice a fairly pronounced nose down situation ie very shallow dive requiring me to apply up elevator at times as the speed increased. Given the very unpredictable lift I got a bit low for comfort after a pass or two and decided to land asap as soon as I got an upward "bump" before getting to low on the hill. After getting home I decided to take about 3/8 oz or so out of the nose to compensate for the nose down situation. Second flight session was about the same wind wise wo the fluctuations in wind speed or direction, more predictable. The removal of nose weight helped but still indicated a slightly nose heavy condition given the planes rigging. I was able to fly the DW for a quite a bit wo ever getting low and at times she even started getting a bit to high due to the slope/thermal lift where I was able to try some aerobatics given the altitude. One thing...Continue Reading
Posted by KristofferR | Yesterday @ 01:37 PM | 517 Views
The last few days I got around to painting the rims. I was not happy with the stock tires and wheels, and not really happy with my Dremel job.

At Banggood I found a set of crawler-wheels on five spoke wheels that had the ”right look” and after painting the rims white I think they will do fine.

Next up was the interior. I ordered a bunch of Tamiya X paint cans and used a cheapo brush. After an hour it looked pretty good from afar, now it can dry and I will do another layer or two and then move to detailing.
Posted by UpNup | Yesterday @ 01:13 PM | 543 Views
The Ford Flivver 268 build from plans is to the point of needing a hatch and cowl. All the electronics are installed and tested except for the two servos underneath. I tried doing just the hatch (see previous blog), but it needed to be integrated with the cowl. I plan to cut away the hatch. I used wax paper to keep glue off the fuselage.

Note: The hatch replaces the one described in the blog posted June 22, 2017.

The photos tell the story. This took about 16 hours....Continue Reading
Posted by radfordc | Yesterday @ 01:10 PM | 527 Views
Pilot Manfred
Posted by Doug Simmons | Yesterday @ 11:21 AM | 612 Views
"Woah dude I thought that was a UFO," said a local youth as I wrapped up a night float flight.

I could understand how it would make that impression, especially if he were a little buzzed on something. Night flying is so much fun and really quite easy if you're both using enough light and some coloring to maintain orientation (to know whether the plane is flying toward you or away). The only thing that makes me nervous is not landing on the water but nearby residents seeing the lights and calling the cops. But if I were the cop responding to the call and discovered it was a handsome young man flying not an annoying drone but a seaplane with a custom light rig in proper nav light formation, I would keep my lights off and enjoy the flight, you know?

RC Seaplane Night Flight (2 min 1 sec)

I'm new to the night flying scene but I've already discovered that led bulbs make a fine substitute for led strips for the purpose of night flying just with scale-ish nav lights (not for artistic creations). In terms of putting out the same, if not more, lumens per watt, they are efficient. They are small and those that I used weigh only six grams apiece. I didn't do wind tunnel tests but I'd submit that they edge out led strips in terms of the drag and weight cost per lumen.

As they are silicone popsicle, not strips with some sketchy rubber tubing, they are completely waterproof, which I know from flying off of saltwater with leds on the sides of the floats. And maybe...Continue Reading
Posted by Keith Kindrick | Yesterday @ 10:47 AM | 627 Views
My Aquila project is moving forward at a slow and steady pace. I was able to get a 1977 kit from one of our club members who passed away. Lee Renaud gave this fuselage to my father when he was writing the soaring column for RCM. This model has the upgrades that Tim Renaud and I have deemed necessary for the classic design. We both agreed that this Aquila needs to have Carbon fiber spar caps .375 x .060 on the top and .375 x 040 on the bottom. We changed the joiner rod to be a Dave Squires Falcon 880 ejector pin to handle the wind flying with ballast. The rudder has been swept back more and another .375 has been added to the trailing edge to prevent the dreaded Aquila wobble. Another improvement to mitigate that was to use carbon push rods. Spoilers now have one more bay added to them and are directly powered with an HS 45 servo to remove the dial code nightmare. I still have the canopy to dye and radio to install in the fuselage.