Posted by Rodney Yeo | May 19, 2020 @ 10:10 AM | 2,316 Views
Rodney Yeo
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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 19, 2020 @ 09:11 AM | 2,653 Views


Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D 6-Axis Gyro RTF - Test Flight 2 Aileron & Rudder Adjustment in Expert/Manual Mode

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF P51 P-51 P51D
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vvmDAdvdjk

Banggood GCRC
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Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIBSmctj1pE

I wanted to adjust the Linkage on the Ailerons to soften them up a bit as they were a bit too abrupt for me.
I also adjusted the Linkage on the Rudder to have a bit more responsive Rudder.
Time to see if this was an improvement in Expert / Manual Mode ;-)

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Eachine #Mini #Mustang #P51D #P51

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Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF
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Here is the Playlist for this Plane:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1gOQvKdyt4mn1s

Spare Parts:

Lipo Battery 1S 360mAh for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
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Brushed Motor 10mm Hollow Cup for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
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Prop 130X70mm Propeller Set for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
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Gearbox for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
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Posted by Teeder | May 19, 2020 @ 08:15 AM | 2,450 Views
We've hit a nice milestone, releasing our 500th show at Mike's RC Corner! It's been a fun time here on Youtube. I came up with this idea of doing some RC bowling. Finally the weather cooperated for us and we got this video shot. I hope you enjoyed it and thank you to all the subscribers and to all those that view our shows. We hope you enjoy the show!

MRC's 500TH SHOW! Let's do RC BOWLING!!! Thank you to all our supporters! (2 min 58 sec)

Posted by phil alvirez | May 19, 2020 @ 07:51 AM | 2,592 Views
(see part 1 at my blog)
free flight
pics: https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&s...ekCAicQ4dUDCA0
from my childhood i had this fascination with the matters of the air.
and it was when i discovered the library that i began to learn all about it.
there were books on aviation. and some on model aviation. and magazines.
and didnt have enough of all. as i began to build models, i had the chance to learn countless things on how to build them and fly them. but that meant to learn aerodynamics. a lot. otherwise the planes wouldnt fly. besides building accurately, there were all kinds of details.
the way was free flight. meaning, that once the plane is flying, it is free. you have no control over it.
there were 3 basic types: gliders, rubber powered, and engine. gliders could be hand launch or towline.
hand launch were the cheapest: just solid balsa wood. but had to be built accurately. otherwise wouldnt fly.
and then learned about thermals: updraft currents that could carry the planes away. magic! i learned to detect them and see my planes raising, sometimes out of sight.
and there were towline gliders: those were built up, like the kits i had been building, and that we towed and released up there, with more chances to catch a thermal.
and the rubber powered were another challenge: to deal with the torque; how to wind them, and the propeller: fixed, free wheeling, or folding.
the engine powered were the most expensive. engines were spark, then came glow plug...
an unlimited universe up there for me to enjoy.
( and if any1 has experiences, please bring them. this is for all to participate)
Posted by alex111 | May 19, 2020 @ 05:53 AM | 2,940 Views
Got in a new tug boat to my collection
Posted by MikeMannis | May 18, 2020 @ 09:46 PM | 2,425 Views
Found a New to me flying field in Wilbraham, Ma. Fountain Park is awesome!

My Scratch built foam board hot glue electric power glider. (1 min 17 sec)

Posted by Volo0Zh | May 18, 2020 @ 07:47 PM | 4,121 Views
Hi guys!
Im new with drone building. So I have bought The Falcore Racing Drone Package as soon it got out on the market. Its great as a starter drone. I feel like its too heavy. Wondering if there's a solution. I want to reuse the parts to build another drone. Is there a setup i can rely on? A nice 5" build with digital fpv and be able to use the same transmitter and receiver. What fc and firmware should i use? Will i be able to use the same firmware?

Let me know
Thanks
Posted by old4570 | May 18, 2020 @ 06:19 PM | 4,853 Views
3D printing DLG parts (1 min 19 sec)


A quick and dirty video to show the direction I am taking .
DLG will be in the 600mm to 700mm ball park .
I want to 3D print everything but the fins and wing .
Control will be VIA the V911 flight control board .
I would have preferred the F949 flight control board , but I ran out of those ( last one is in my Micro F16 )
Posted by rockbus | May 18, 2020 @ 04:04 PM | 4,788 Views
The past few months the EAA magazine Sport Aviation has had articles advocating RC flying in light of the NPRM for Drone ID.

If you ever have a chance to see the Oshkosh Airshow (AirVenture) go. Stay a week. Itís an Airshow for the people.

2020 AirVenture has been cancelled unfortunately.
Posted by cmdl | May 18, 2020 @ 04:03 PM | 4,688 Views
Independent analysis, using Wikipedia data, corroborates Huebner's observation that technological growth has been in decline for about a century.
Posted by RC Roundtable | May 18, 2020 @ 01:31 PM | 4,723 Views
Episode 108: "Dare To Be Stupid" is now live!
http://rcroundtable.com/podcasts/mp3...pisode_108.mp3

In this episode, we talk about:
-E-flite UMX Ultrix (3:40)
-E-flite Night Timber X (19:10)
-Blue Angels near miss (29:30)
-Upcoming events (43:35)
-Pop quiz (51:00)
-Plywood Overcast video (53:00)
-Fitz's Eclipson Stream (59:35)
-Lee's Cessna 337 (1:05:30)

You can visit our website at RCRoundtable.com to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.
We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, on twitter, or via email: [email protected].

You can visit our website at RCRoundtable.com to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us an email: [email protected].
Posted by gabrielisrael | May 18, 2020 @ 10:06 AM | 4,928 Views
I am also flying this season a (gas airframe) 3dhs 71in Slick, running on 6s, that was also purchased locally from a friend.
Posted by phil alvirez | May 18, 2020 @ 08:43 AM | 5,102 Views
life changes. it does all the time. some times gradually, others suddenly.
like now. things were different. better, we could say.
we had things that didnt appreciate. that will not have again.
in a sense, is like growing old.
still, we can count our blessings.
we still have things that we can enjoy.
for instance,we could find the way to fly our models. to adapt to circumstances.
may not be in close contact with friends, but still talk at a distance.
and we have means like this, where nothing has changed.
and we can watch the tv. and movies in the internet. documentaries. anything.
we still can exchange ideas, learn new things, new ways.
so much to learn.
if you also consider that we still can dream, to write about our experiences, fantasies, dreams, just as i am doing here now.
talk about our life.
anything.
so, why dont we start now?

1-let me tell you about my life with the air. flying things. the weather.
from my 1st memories, my fascination with the air has remained alive and well.
i recall watching in awe flies-how they fly-birds, airplanes. the clouds, the weather...
then i found at toys stores tiny gliders, and an uncle taught me to make paper planes.
and when i was 9 i saw at a gifts store a box with the drawing of an airplane, and i bought it. it was an airplane called apache (later renamed mustang).
it came with everything to build it: rolled plans, balsa sheets with printed pieces to cut; sticks for spars, tissue paper for covering, rubber strips, propeller blank, glue, and the plans were full of instructions. i had the time of my life!
it was the beginning of a long life of building and flying model airplanes-that still do and enjoy.
Posted by jmxp69 | May 18, 2020 @ 01:01 AM | 6,347 Views
I got the HobbyKing Crusader 30E / Ugly Stik put together. This video shows how it went:
HobbyKing Crusader 30E [Ugly Stik] RC Plane Build Review (16 min 25 sec)

Posted by alex111 | May 18, 2020 @ 12:17 AM | 6,510 Views
Just got in this beautiful old pt boat I have already started to work on enjoy the photos
Posted by old4570 | May 17, 2020 @ 09:32 PM | 7,485 Views
https://shop.makerfire.com/
https://shop.makerfire.com/products/...c-airplane-rtf


I have been searching for the OMPHobby S720 since last year .
Everywhere I looked the price was up and with a decent to horrendous chunk of green for shipping !
So I was looking at taking a hit for wanting to scratch an itch . ( The S720 was on my must have list )

After much searching I came across Makerfire , and they had a deal ( a real deal ) on the S720 with free shipping .

The S720 is here now .

Sharp eyes might pick up on the fact I put the wheels on mine the other way round ( forward ) .
Small wheels are not great on grass so I prefer having them more forward to resist nosing over .
It's windy outside and we have some nasty winter weather on the way . So not sure when I get to take the S720 for a stroll ?

I am really impressed with the physical qualities of the S720 .
Foam , and how everything goes together .
I just need a 3rd party Rx for it now so I can bind it to my Taranis . ( Do away with the toy Tx )


Posted by burkefj | May 17, 2020 @ 06:52 PM | 7,642 Views
Here is a video from today with the completed Draken, just missing decals, 10 oz weight rtf, was in 9-10 mph winds with gusts to 13, handled it well, I did a spot landing on the last flight(no damage)

22" wingspan, 32" long, 2.6" diameter, 6mm depron wing/tail.


R/C Saab J-35 Draken Rocket Glider flights (4 min 28 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | May 17, 2020 @ 02:57 PM | 9,024 Views
This week I have released the first in a new series of videos I will be doing on test equipment on the channel, the first was an overview of the Rigol DS1202Z-E Oscilloscope.

Scopes used to the tool of choice for the lab tech and well out side the reach of the average person however today they are cheaper and more accessible than ever. You can now get a feature rich scope for under £/$350 helping you to improve your electronics diagnostics and repairs.

A scope is an extremely handy tool for any bench and regardless of if your building or repairing RC equipment, building UAS or just tinkering on the bench a scope is a very handy tool to have .

Please check out my overview of budget model

Oscilloscope Overview - Rigol DS1202Z-E Features & Demo (29 min 27 sec)

Posted by atreis | May 17, 2020 @ 01:26 PM | 9,026 Views
It's nearly finished. I might do another round of putty and sanding before I paint. Or not. Not sure.

The cowls in the photo are just sitting on the mounts, not screwed in, so if they look a little off that's why. The ailerons are on my workbench. I forgot to set them out for the photos. You can see the scale retracts, scale rudder. and kind of make out the split flaps. No doubt you'll also immediately see a couple dozen flaws. (I know I do!) This is my 6th build.

Modifications: Large battery hatch (and battery tray, not pictured), reduced the wing dihedral, used linear servos instead of air for the retracts, and invisible linkages for the flaps.

I've kicked around reducing the motor downthrust. (I designed and 3D printed the motor mounts, so could easily reduce it ...) It really looks like a lot to me, but I don't know why they might have done that. It's built into the design of the firewall, and definitely not one of my many mistakes. It's also visible in the photo of the finished plane on the cover of the manual. The full scale has a little, but no where near as much.