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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 29, 2019 @ 08:03 PM | 2,008 Views


Review - Micro Tundra Wheels - Too Cool for Nano Planes ;-)

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuqTbBip2dQ

I was looking for some small foam wheels to use for front landing gear on my Mini Wings and Mini Parkjets.
I came across these Fat Micro Wheels which are half as wide as they are tall ;-)
The first thing that came to mind when finding these was "Nano Bush Plane" ;-)
It looks like I'm going to have another build this Winter but I just can't help myself ;-)
These wheels range in size from 16mm diameter to 85mm diameter.

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Here are link to these Wheels - select the Size you need:

https://www.banggood.com/16mm-20mm-3...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 25, 2019 @ 08:27 PM | 2,196 Views


DustOff #7 - Glue & Fly Series F22 Mini V2 - What an absolute Blast ;-)

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #DustOff #F22Mini

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC3poxk8Et4

Time to relax and have some fun with this Parkjet ;-)
Maybe learn a new trick or two in the process.
I'm amazed at the extremely wide flight envelope this Parkjet has and how stable it is.
When it's time to rebuild this Pakjet I have a couple of changes in mind that will make it even better.
So much fun!

Here's what it cost me to Build this Parkjet ;-)

Ground Control F22 Mini V2 – BNF Build $49.01 | PNF Build $38.42

That's pretty darn Cheap I'd say ;-)

I'd like to see a Factory Plane that inexpensive that can Fly this well ;-)

The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Beginner to Intermediate.
Beginner setup is a 2S Power System with a 6x4 Prop.
Intermediate setup is a 3S Power System with a 6x3 Prop.
It's a great Trainer on a 2S Power System, Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

Plans are available to Youtube Subscribers & Patrons!

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 ;-)

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 22, 2019 @ 07:39 PM | 3,182 Views


DustOff Flight #14 - RC Converted Chuck Glider - Zoom! Zoom!

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS74H6VUbnI

I'm practicing my low altitude, tight turn maneuvers, as well as some Acro ;-)

Here is a link to the Control Surface Delfections I use:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyK7vQoA5Do

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

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

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

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

DYS BE1104 Brushless Motor 7000KV 2-3S
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW
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 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 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


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 19, 2019 @ 12:55 PM | 3,047 Views


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

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #DHC2Beaver #BushPlane

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzHBRS4PAt4

Well, I took the DHC2 Beaver out for another DustOff Flight just to cruise around ;-)
I did stall it on landing as a bit of a breeze came up, no damge though so it's all good!

Complete Playlist for the XK DHC-2 Beaver Bush Plane
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...vpJsn6uxbJzrA-

RC Tip #8 - XK DHC-2 A600 Beaver Landing Gear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtEwN1G0QgU

RC Tutorial - Add a Micro FPV System to the XK DHC-2 Beaver A600 Airplane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd9PeOvpnYk

Maiden FPV Flight Of The XK DHC-2 Beaver Airplane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnQL_Jcb3V4

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XK DH C-2 DH C2 A600 5CH 3D6G System Brushless RC Airplane Compatible Futaba RTF - Mode 2 (Left Hand Throttle)
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DH-C-2-D...47791920140372

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

XK DHC-2 A600 RC Airplane Spare Part Propeller Set XK.2.A600.009
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DHC-2-A6...47791920140372

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw FPV Transmitter 700TVL 1/4 CMOS Wide Angle FPV Camera Support OSD NTSC/PAL Switchable
https://www.banggood.com/48CH-25mw-T...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 17, 2019 @ 08:32 AM | 2,414 Views


Tip #30 - CrazyBee Flight Controller Rebooting Issue Fix!

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Mobula7 #CrazyBee

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

I had an issue with my Brand New Mobula 7 Power Whoop which has a CrazyBee Flight Controller.
The Flight Controller would reboot during flight about every 10-15 seconds.
This fix took care of this issue ;-)

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Here are links to this Flight Controller, Power Whoop, Spare Parts, Upgrade Parts, & LIPOs:

Happymodel Crazybee F4 Pro V2.0 Mobula7 HD 1-3S Flight Controller w/ 5A ESC & Compatible Flysky/Frsky/DSMX Receiver
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

Happymodel Mobula7 V2 75mm Crazybee F3 Pro OSD 2S Whoop (***Select Receiver Type YOU need!)
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

Happymodel 3.8V 300mAh 30C 1-2S Lipo Battery PH2.0 Plug for Mobula7 Snapper6/7/8 UR65 US65 UK65
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

10Pcs URUAV 3.8V 300mAh 40/80C 1S HV 4.35V PH2.0 Lipo Battery
https://www.banggood.com/10Pcs-URUAV...47791920140372

10Pcs URUAV 3.8V 300Mah 40/80C 1S HV 4.35V Lipo Battery PH2.0 Plug for Eachine TRASHCAN Snapper6 7 Mobula7
https://www.banggood.com/10Pcs-URUAV...47791920140372

Happymodel Mobula7 Part 40mm 1.0mm Hole 4-Blade...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 15, 2019 @ 08:43 AM | 1,786 Views


Review Part1 - Mobula 7 Brushless Micro Quad - 1S-2S

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Mobula7 #PowerWhoop

Here's a link to the Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbf_y4WGr9U

Well, I completely wore out my Brushed Tiny Whoop a few Months ago so I decided to get a more powerful Micro Brushless Quad that I could fly indoors as well as outdoors.

The Mobula 7 seemed to fit the requirements and has gotten lots of positive reviews.
I'll list the Specs, things that give me pause, some things that perhaps could have been done better, Tips, Problems & Solutions, as well as some of the Cons I've heard from other reviewers.
I'm way out of practice with Quads so rather than try to impress you with my flying skill I'll show you how easy, or hard, it is to fly this Quad from the perspective of someone that's so out of practice they might as well be a Newbie ;-)

Part 2 will be outdoors on 2S ;-)
Nothing fancy but we'll see how well someone can progress in skill with this Micro Quad.

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Here are links to this Quad as well as Spare Parts, Upgrade Parts, & LIPOs:

Happymodel Mobula7 V2 75mm Crazybee F3 Pro OSD 2S Whoop (***Select Receiver Type YOU need!)
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

Happymodel 3.8V 300mAh 30C 1-2S Lipo Battery PH2.0 Plug for Mobula7 Snapper6/7/8...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 12, 2019 @ 07:47 AM | 3,795 Views


DustOff #5 - FlyBear FX-820 SU-35 Micro ParkJet - In a 5-6mph Wind?

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes

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

Well, I wanted to blow some dust off this Micro Parkjet this morning but the wind was at 5-6mph (8-10kph).
It handled this wind so well during the 1st flight I just kept on flying ;-)

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Here are links to this ParkJet & Spare LIPOs:

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 the Playlist for this Micro Parkjet:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...xZLmppG01dVOzb


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 10, 2019 @ 09:51 AM | 2,502 Views


DustOff Flight #13 - RC Converted Chuck Glider - Unintended Durability Testing ;-)

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Glider #MODs

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz0H_lCDgHI

Well, I lost it in the Sun again!
I get so focused on the maneuver I'm performing I forget where that Big Ball of Fire is in the Sky!

Here is a link to the Control Surface Delfections I use:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyK7vQoA5Do

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

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

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...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 08, 2019 @ 10:28 AM | 1,203 Views


Tip #29 - Flaperons Setup - Here's What I know ;-)

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #SuperCub #Flaperons #MODs

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOhdhuZEF1w

After setting up Flaperons on (4) different planes I'll share with you what I've learned.
I won't go back over ground that I've already covered so below you'll find links to the "Flaperons MOD Tutorial" for the Super Cub as well as how it perfomed with this MOD after it was all trimmed out.
It was a definite improvement ;-)

Tutorial - Volantex Super Cub - Installing Flaperons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_0_ud1xBtk

Test Flight #3 - Volantex Super Cub Flaperons - It's all Good ;-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=056fU_dPfpA

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Here is a link to this Super Cub:
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 MOD:

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


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 04, 2019 @ 07:20 AM | 1,299 Views


DustOff #6 - Zeta Z84 FPV Race Wing - View from my Trusty Old Runcam ;-)

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivGCn09rsaY

The Z84 is a pretty nice Wing with a decent power system.
This version is the PNF that has a 2208 2600kv Motor, 30A ESC, and 5050 Prop.
I've found a 6040 or 6030 Prop works much better than the stock 5050 Prop as it produces more thrust and is more efficient.

After performing some more Test Flights with another Prop I thought it would be nice to just cruise around a bit with the view from my Trusty Old Runcam ;-)

***Note: I replaced the T-plug on mine with an XT60 Plug on the ESC

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Zeta Wing Wing Z-84 Z84 EPO 845mm Wingspan Flying Wing PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Wing-Wing-Z...47791920140372

Props I used:

1pc KMP 6X3E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1pc-KMP-603...47791920140372

1pc KMP 6X4E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-6X...47791920140372

A LIPO to use:

ZOP Power 3S 1500mAh 40C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug
https://usa.banggood.com/ZOP-Power-1...47791920140372

Gens Tattu 3S 1300mAh 45C Lipo Battery With XT60
https://www.banggood.com/Gens-Tattu-...47791920140372

Gaoneng GNB 3S 1300mAh 40C XT60 Plug Lipo Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Gaoneng-GNB...47791920140372

CNHL BLACK SERIES 2200mAh 3S 30C 11.1V Lipo Battery 24.42WH XT60 Plug
https://www.banggood.com/CNHL-BLACK-...47791920140372

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


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 03, 2019 @ 10:44 AM | 1,391 Views


Test Flight #1 - Zeta Z84 FPV Race Wing - Props: 6x3 vs 6x4 Winner?

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes

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

The Z84 is a pretty nice Wing with a decent power system.
This version is the PNF that has a 2208 2600kv Motor, 30A ESC, and 5050 Prop.
I've found a 6040 Prop works much better than the stock 5050 Prop as it produces more thrust and is more efficient.

In this Flight I'm testing this Wing with a 6x3 Composite High Efficiency Prop.
This Prop is exactly the same as the 6x4 Prop I've been running with 1 inch less pitch.

The KMP 6x4 Composite Prop proved to provide a lot of thrust with good efficiency.
I think the KMP 6x3 Composite Prop worked even better.
I could not tell if there was a significant amount of additional speed but the vertical climb sure seemed better ;-)
More power plus less amp draw looks like a Win! Win! in my book.
How did you see it?
Did it appear the 6x3 prop performed better than the 6x4 in previous flights?
When I landed I had 3.93v per cell or 11.8v for the pack.
Everything else was the same so the 6x3 Prop does appear to be more efficient as well.

My new favorite Prop for this Wing? Hehehehehe...

***Note: I replaced the T-plug on mine with an XT60 Plug on the ESC

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Zeta Wing Wing Z-...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 01, 2019 @ 10:52 AM | 1,303 Views


DustOff #4 - FlyBear FX-820 SU-35 Micro ParkJet - In a 5-6mph Wind?

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJL1l1IPt9o

Well, I wanted to blow some dust off this Micro Parkjet this morning but the wind was at 5-6mph (8-10kph).
So.....what to heck!
Let's throw it in the air and see what happens ;-)

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Here are links to this ParkJet & Spare LIPOs:

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 the Playlist for this Micro Parkjet:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...xZLmppG01dVOzb


See you in the Air!

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

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