Posted by PittSpecial | Today @ 02:45 PM | 23 Views
I know that many have old GWS Slow Stick Models that have been stored perhaps as long as mine and it takes just a few minutes to test and test the electronics and Radio Gear to make sure ALL Systems work flawlessly.

In my case with this RED GWS Slow Stick, I found today that the No-Name Brand 20-AMP ESC had a hole in the Heat Shrink Material right over the FETs and also during testing by connecting a Battery and Transmitter it just did not want to come alive! This particular Slow Stick is on a BERG super narrow band 72-Mhz (Castle Creations Product) and coupled with my JR XP-7202 Synth Transmitter that is just Rock Solid. Well, after several connects and disconnects with the Battery -to- ESC connector I found a strange issue with it being completely active and then, it went dead after a few minutes handling the connector!

I took off the Tape for the Positive and Negative at the ESC Connector (once I had everything disconnected from the Battery) and found a very bad SOLDER Joint at the Negative post. Needless to say, I just went ahead and replaced this ESC with the Bullet Proof E-Flite 25-AMP ESC and like magic the model stayed active without any issue nor brown outs. This exercise made me create a new Memory Location for this Slow Stick and on Channel 31 so, not all was lost and it has it's own memory location on the Transmitter!

Additionally, I checked all linkages and foam hinges and they all passed with flying colors!
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Today @ 12:06 PM | 182 Views
Ghost Rabbit GR1 1/5 4WD SOLID REAR AXLE TRUCK (0 min 13 sec)

The Ghost Rabbit GR1 comes with real carbon fiber accent plate inserts on trailing arms, rear axle brace, steering centerlink and center transmission mounts to make the car's look match the car's performance.
Posted by pecanpatch | Today @ 09:35 AM | 277 Views
Last Friday at HHAEFI we had a big wing gaggle and as we lined up to fly i noticed Pacer Stevens was hanging close by. I asked him if he hadda wing to fly and he said no. I launched mine for the first flight of this event.... I got her trimmed out then asked Pacer if he wanted to do a few laps with it. He said yes and i handed him my transmitter. A few laps turned into dozens as i observed the huge smile on his face. I think the silly pilot on top the wing made it fun /cool. I thought i got a pic of him flying , but in review, i did not.

At one point there was an Assassin harassing my wing and when i said something to Pacer about it he said: yea, thats Uncle Michael.
I quickly walked down the line and told Mike that Pacer was flying my plane! DOTE! He chilled...

Pacer then asked could he land it and I said sure, he then dropped it beautifully about 15' from his feet.
This made me so happy to do and experience for this fine young man.
THIS..... is what it is all about folks.
👐 Your Dad was smiling down on us this day. 🤗
Posted by PittSpecial | Today @ 06:55 AM | 362 Views

I had an opportunity super early this morning while the family was still asleep to work on at least one RED SLOW STICK with a BP Brushless motor, ESC and servos already installed, however, required some TLC and minor repairs.

This particular GWS Slow Stick had some modifications and RICHARD installed hollow Aluminum Rubber Band Securing Posts to allow for any size / shape rubber bands and not fear that they will come OFF during flight instead of just using the STOCK Plastic Nipples.

However, one section (Right Front Post plus Plastic Hardware) was observed to have been busted completely off and I had to improvise and repair. Luckily I have a good hardware collection of sorts and was able to fix the post by drilling baby drill on the top of the wing saddle and found a head bolt small enough with almost a flat head to fix and return this SLOW STICK in flying condition.

A few Pictures!
Posted by Justwingit | Yesterday @ 09:27 PM | 619 Views
Okay, okay....

So I am absolutely HORRIBLE at keeping up with my RCGroups Blog....

BUT....I WILL get better at it...

That said, let's get cracking on videos from the St. George Electric Festival, 2019!

This was an event held about a month ago or so, and it was great to get caught up with friends, both new and old, and capture many of their unique creations on video...

For starters, here's Wade Joos' beautiful Nick Ziroli B-25 Mitchell on it's first flight after it's heart-breaking crash at last year's event !
Ziroli B-25 Mitchell - SWEET SUCCESS! St. George Utah, 2019 (6 min 11 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 09:27 PM | 575 Views
FF Bird from eeBay (0 min 56 sec)

Was on Feebay and saw this 2 Pack of FF Birds (?)
So , the first thing to come to mind was = Can I RC it ?

Well , first things first ..
It's windy , really windy .
So nothing small is going to glide well , especially something funky like a FF Bird .
I had to try though ..

So I was able to make the bird glide across the back yard , not really sure I want to bother RC'ing it !
Not really that good !

Might make for a fun chucky , but for how long it will be interesting ?

Certainly needs some trim to get it to glide , usual rules apply !
Posted by UpNup | Yesterday @ 07:05 PM | 591 Views
Upgraded flimsy 1/8” wire to 3/16” in this P-51B build. The cross brace had to be beefed up to 3/8” x 3/4” x 5.25” and I placed a soft balsa block behind the brace closest to the wheels. The thicker wire meant all the lg straps had to be replaced. Trying to bend 3/16” piano wire required a pipe borrowed from a neighbor.

I included a photo of the lg plans. It shows a smaller lg design. It was difficult to tear out epoxy on ply and balsa. It had to be torn out twice—killed three weekends to get it right. I had to use my rotary drill and other tools to grind out the epoxy remnants each time.

The brace is made of basswood from Hobby Lobby. The 3/16” steel wire is from Lowe’s and I used Gorilla Glue 5-minute epoxy.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 06:41 PM | 594 Views
It broke after only 6 months. Knocking the wheels the right way, rather than old age, is how they break. The only replacement part is the fabled Tamiya Shaft Bag 58347, long out of production. There are aluminum ones in China with a 6 week waiting time.

Lacking any replacement parts, the lion kingdom attempted a teflon repair. The bolt isn't long enough to reach through the teflon. Teflon is softer than the original nylon.

During this process, it became clear the steering rods could be 1 hole shorter, so the wheels would have to be realigned for the teflon repair & aligned again next year when the China shipment arrived. All this wheel alignment had the lion kingdom searching for a better way. Lions traditionally aligned the wheels by driving a mile, recharging the battery, & measuring the charge. The charge depended on the wheel alignment as well as the battery temperature, & how charged it was yesterday.

The ideal way is to drive a certain distance & record the PWM, but this requires a constant battery voltage. A Rudeng/RIDEN voltage regulator is still the ideal solution for getting a portable, constant voltage. Getting one is another 6 week China shipment.

It was while searching for a voltage regulator that lion kingdom realized this was what Sparkfun sold, 15 years ago. What did Sparkfun sell nowadays? Manely dumbed down educational kits for large schools, big ticket items for corporations, & some standard connectors. Their power supply offerings where now the laptop bricks office supply stores sold 20 years ago instead of the bare boards they used to sell.

Exotic parts for starving college students & programmers are now only available in China. The next option is building a fixed voltage buck converter out of digikey parts, the same way lions would have done it 20 years ago.

There may just be no money to be made in exotic parts just for building other things. They'd rather buy something prebuilt.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 12:55 PM | 766 Views

DustOff #7 - XK DHC2 Beaver Bush Plane - Stalled it on Landing!

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I did stall it on landing as a bit of a breeze came up, no damge though so it's all good!

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Posted by basslord1124 | Yesterday @ 11:13 AM | 879 Views
Thought I'd mix things up on my RC channel and start a Q&A. If you'd like, comment on my video any question you'd like...RC or not. I'll answer all of them in the next video.

Part 1: Q&A...Leave me a question/comment - Personal or RC, doesn't matter (5 min 50 sec)

Posted by UnknownForces RC | Yesterday @ 10:58 AM | 877 Views
Complete 4WD solid rear axle Ghost Rabbit GR1 medium gearbox (0 min 9 sec)

Complete center transmission housing of our new Ghost Rabbit GR1, a 4WD 1/5th scale car with solid rear axle. It comes with remote lock for center and rear diff as standard. Total gear ratio can be changed within a range of 9:1 to 15:1; stock gear ratio is about 13:1.
Posted by Wayne Moyer | Yesterday @ 08:24 AM | 936 Views
I have noticed there is a definite lack of information out there for people having tip-over and cyclic shake issues with the BNF Fusion 270. This helicopter is an amazing piece of engineering, but requires a delicate balance on the FBL to get the most out of it, or in some extreme cases, to even get it in the air.

Once properly set up, I have found it to be above average in power, agility, and stability with the stock AR636A receiver/FBL which has the added bonus of a panic/rescue function. At this time I feel I should state I am not affiliated with Horizon in any way, other than as a fan of this helicopter.

On to the nuts and bolts...

1. initial setup
I am using a turnigy 9XR PRO with an IrangeX IRX4+ 4 in 1 tx module, running ErSky9x pd4r222. You will have to translate and adapt for your tx/firmware combo. OpenTx *should* be directly compatible with my settings, but in all cases, use my advice at your own risk. I am giving this information freely, based on my own preferences, and as always, your results may vary!

I have my transmitter set up as AETR, the module does the TAER translation for me, automatically

channel 1 -110 Ail
channel 2 110 Ele
channel 3 100 Thr ID(up arrow) c1
ID- c2
ID(down arrow) c3
channel 4 -100 Rud
channel 5 -130 FULL TRN
channel 6 100 CH11 ID(up arrow) c4
100 CH11 ID-c5
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Posted by TMacFPV | Yesterday @ 07:46 AM | 930 Views
Here’s a demonstration video of the process to upload bootloader (required for T16s shipped without bootloader installed) and update internal mulit-protocol module firmware. It works great! Thanks to benzo99 and hpnuts for making this multi-module firmware update stuff so simple.

Posted by GLSJr | Yesterday @ 06:17 AM | 959 Views
What is the accepted way to go from motor off to motor on? I see switches for sale, with charging ports built in, but I'm still not sure if this is the typical method of controlling the motor. It doesn't seem practical to reach in and disconnect the battery, even with the throttle all the way down.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:03 AM | 1,024 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Une brindille dans la tempête !!! LOL. Après les Cure dents (Toothpick), voici les Brindilles (Twig) ... Ce petit Twig115 HD de chez Eachine, décidément, n'a pas fini de vous surprendre. Petit, puissant et agile, il vous permet non seulement de pouvoir voler dans de petits espaces mais également dans de grandes étendues même si le vent est de la partie ! Bien sur, il faudra installer votre propre récepteur car son gros défaut c'est le RX SPI incorporé à la carte de vol AIO . A part ça, ce petit engin à 100€, vous étonnera par ses performances et la qualité des images HD grace à la Caddx Baby Turtle installée à son bord. Si on retire le prix de la caméra (50€) Eachine nous offre encore un appareil défiant toute concurrence pour une cinquantaine d'euros (avec le coupon). Bref, je ne peux que vous le recommander si vous cherchez un engin de ce type . Bon Film à Tous ...

Eachine TWIG115 HD - Review Test Démo - Vent force 5 à 6 ... Même pas peur ! (21 min 59 sec)

NOTATAZ : 17/20 Pour 100€, je valide !

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Puissant et Réactif, résistant, Autonomie, Portée vidéo, Belles images HD, Bonne config, Réglage d'origine corrects, Bon rapport qualité/prix .
Les - : Hélices trop souples, RX SPI pas fiable, Sangle fragile .

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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 04:53 AM | 1,021 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Et la lumière fut !... lol. Vu le temps pourri en ce moment, je reste à la maison et en plus du résultat du concours Ludylab et de quelques images du Twig115 HD, je vous montre mon dernier investissement perso, la BenQ ScreenBar . Je sais que certains n'aiment pas quand je montre autre chose que du RC mais comme d'habitude, j'aime avant tout partager mes passions et hobby donc si mes investissements perso peuvent vous aider dans le choix d'un produit High-Tech ... En attendant je suis très content de cet achat car comme je suis souvent devant mon PC très tard le soir comme beaucoup le savent, je me fatigue beaucoup moins les yeux depuis que je l'utilise. Bon mini film à tous

BenQ ScreenBar Lampe LED - Review Test Démo - Mais pas que ! lol (14 min 1 sec)

NOTATAZ : 17/20 Pas donné mais bonne qualité et efficace !

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Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- BenQ ScreenBar :
- BenQ ScreenBar Plus:
- Autres produits BenQ :

- TOUTES LES PROMOS ET COUPONS BANGGOOD 2019 (remis à jour régulièrement, gardez ce lien en favori ou raccourci pour vos achats sur Banggood ) :

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