Posted by HD48 | Today @ 06:22 PM | 47 Views
I have been flying RC since about 1980. At first, I was highly influenced by pattern flying and spent hours working on slow rolls, point rolls, etc. When 3D became popular, I scratch built a number of glow 3D profiles and learned the standard low and slow vocabulary on these, and then began working on this style with larger 3D gassers. In the last few years I've been enjoying foamies and spend a lot of time working on what I now call freestyle flying ( a combination of 3D, XA and precision) in the parks. Even though I still get to the club field at least once a week, I far prefer practicing alone with a foamie.
When it comes to skill I'm just an average duffer, but I truly enjoy trying to improve.

Oh yeah, my user name came about because I recently bought a new Harley Sportster 48. Love that bike!!!!!
Posted by choochoo22 | Today @ 05:20 PM | 131 Views
For those who would like to build a sailplane setup using the FrSky Operating System on their Horus transmitter but need help getting started or want guidance applying some of the available features, this guide is for you. The approach taken is building a setup from scratch rather than a feature-by-feature description.

The guide was written with an X10s using 1.3.04 firmware and the model files attached are for that system. The Guide and sound files should apply to the X12 as well but the model.bin files will not AFIK. These files are not necessary for following the Guide.

I can consider myself a glider guider by only the loosest definition so I hope my assessment of desired behavior is close enough to be useful and that this guide will save some people time and frustration figuring things out.

Rick
Posted by Dave Eichstedt | Today @ 03:37 PM | 205 Views
The Beaver kits have arrived at the port in LA and are awaiting submission to customs, so they're still on-track.
Posted by Number2 | Today @ 03:14 PM | 225 Views
Just had a blast flying my UMX Mig-15 ducted fan jet for the first time!

I had only flown very cheap planes before this, but really was only interested in this style plane for now and Im very happy after the first flight.

Safe allowed me to slowly learn what the High rates and AS3X mode will feel like on first flight.

Highly recommend the plane, its a joy and a cool piece of history. Just add the park flyer plastics nose and wing tips for added strength, and check all serves before flight and youll have a great time.

Im a complete rc plane noob by the way. Awesome.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 10:16 AM | 498 Views
Test Flight #1 - HK FW190 WarBird Crash #2 Repair!



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

I have everything repaired after my 2nd Crash with this plane.
I replaced the Motor Mount, 8x4 Prop, and installed a new Receiver.
I don't know if the original Receiver is bad or if it just had a blind spot.
The original Receiver has short antennas and the replacement has long antennas that I have well away from the electronics and obstructions.

Repairs Completed: New Motor Mount, Straightened and re-attached landing gear, replaced the Prop.

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 DutchRC | Today @ 09:10 AM | 588 Views
Halloa people

I received a brand new frame from iFlight yesterday.. It's the new version of their conventional freestyle frame..
BUT.. as you might have noticed: they are allso about to release a few RTF versions based on that frame..
In this thread I'll review the frame And build the quad with the same components as the RTF will use...

the frame: iFlight XL5 v4 freestyle frame

the base RTF version: iFlight Nazgul5 entry - Banggood version

There will allso be higher speced version which will only be available from their own site...

iFlight XL5 Version 4 - Nazgul5 - 5" Freestyle FPV Quad Frame - FRAME REVIEW (13 min 30 sec)


Specifications:
type: Freestyle
wheelbase: 227mm
base thickness: 5mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + allu standoffs
weight: 109 grams
chamfered edges: yes.. minute but well done
clean: yes, spotless
buzzer: nope
LED board: nope
battery strap: mine didn't but yours should come with 2
battery anti-skid pad: mine didn't but yours should..
Posted by nigelsheffield | Today @ 08:46 AM | 659 Views
New trick for me powerloop myself with a whoop?
This was the second battery , using a silverised brushed 716 motor build as I didn't fancy getting hit with a brushless lol!
IGOW entry powerloop myself with a whoop (0 min 45 sec)

Posted by AGFrc Nicole | Today @ 04:50 AM | 804 Views
A73CHLW

Description
AGFrc specially makes this outstanding waterproof servo for entry starters with surprising price. This full metal A73CHLW servo applies the contactless magnetic angle sensor technique,reaches to 32KG high torque, can perform extremely well under water. So this is ideal for 1/8 and 1/10 RC crawlers , monster trucks, buggies and other vehicles that require high torque and high level waterproof. You will love this servo with ultra light 73g enthusiastic red body!

Control System:Pulse width modulation control,1520uS/333hz
Dead band: 2 uSec
Limit Angle: No limit
Operating Travel:1105,900 to 2100 uSec
Horn Gear Spline:25T-φ5.92mm
Case Material: Aluminium AL6061T6
Wire:JR 300mm /22AGW

Stall Torque
22 kg-cm (305.80oz-in) @ 4.8V
26 kg-cm (361.07oz-in)@ 6.0V
29 kg-cm (402.73 oz-in)@ 7.4V
32 kg-cm (444.40 oz-in)@ 8.4V

Operating Speed
0.180sec / 60 @ 4.8V
0.160sec/60 @ 6.0V
0.145sec/60 @ 7.4V
0.135sec/60 @ 8.4V

US Amazon Search A73CHLW
Wholesale please contact AGFrc factory:
sales01 (@) agfrc.com
whatsapp: +8617722918095
Posted by AGFrc Nicole | Today @ 04:40 AM | 808 Views
A80BHMW

Description
A80BHWW is really an outstanding waterproof brushless servo with super high torque up to 40KG. The case is made of full CNC aluminium, and it adopts AGFrc patented strengthen stainless steel gear, contactless magnetic angle sensor for a longer using life. The popular mysterious black color is the best match for all 1:8 / 1:10 buggy, monster trucks, crawlers. Its also a good choice for some of the industrial device applications.

Control System:Pulse width modulation control,1520uS/333hz
Waterproof Level: IP67
Dead band: 2 uSec
Limit Angle: No limit
Operating Travel:1105, 900 to 2100 uSec
Horn Gear Spline:25T-φ5.92mm
Bearing: Dual Ball Bearing
Case Material: Aluminium AL6061T6
Size:40*20*37.2mm
Weight:79g
Wire:JR 300mm /22AGW

Stall Torque
27 kg-cm (375.30 oz-in) @ 5.0V
31 kg-cm (430.51 oz-in)@ 6.0V
36 kg-cm (499.95 oz-in)@ 7.4V
40 kg-cm (555.50 oz-in)@ 8.4V

Operating Speed
0.145sec/ 60@ 5.0V
0.120sec/60 @ 6.0V
0.100sec/60 @ 7.4V
0.085sec/60 @ 8.4V

www.agf-rc.com
sales01 (@) agfrc.com
whatsapp +86 17722918095
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Today @ 03:50 AM | 824 Views
The Growler GX1 is a 2WD large scale buggy with brushless drive. The vehicle is comparatively compact, its dimensions are similar to those of the 1/6 FG Marder. Therefore the car is easy to handle and transport. Nevertheless it has a battery box, which can even take 2x 4S batteries with 10000 mAh with ease. This allows long run times, although the model with its high-torque 680KV/5.5 kW motor has a lot of power. The standard 8S/200A speed controller comes from the renowned manufacturer ZTW.

If you’re still lurking for even more power: motor and gearbox have also been tested with 12S at UFRC, the battery box also offers enough space for 2x 6S. The Growler GX1's stainless steel ESC mounting bracket also offers space and hole pattern for the large 12S/300A ZTW Beast ESC. In order to keep up with this power in the long run, a heavy-duty version of some of transmission components is in developement.

The features of the Growler GX1 are impressive and prove that the UFRC Growler GX1 is an exceptional car. Also the parts’ dimensioning of the largest 1/5 cars was transferred into a 1/6 model at many points.

The wheel hub has standard dimensions with 24 mm hex and 18 mm rim bore. All Losi, HPI, MadMax, GRP, MCD etc. wheels will fit on the UFRC Growler GX1 without conversions or adapters.

Instead of aluminum wheel nuts with fine thread, the UFRC Growler GX1 uses normal M6 screws with countersunk head for wheel mounting. Strong and cheap to replace if necessary....Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 11:49 PM | 988 Views
Is anything worth waiting 3 months for ? ( Maybe a liver or heart transplant )
At last , when I saw this kit ! I thought it might be interesting .

Oh ! It is interesting !
Seriously , there are so many ways to build / assemble this kit , you might be spoiled for choice .

Build it as a Rudder / Elevator / Aileron / Motor ... OR ... as a Elevator / Aileron / Motor ... OR ... Rudder / Elevator / Motor
Ailerons - How many servos to you want to use ? 2 or only one ?

That motor mount is really well thought out , but I wont be using it . I already have a motor in mind and it simply can't be adapted to that mount .
So I will be going in a different direction with the motor ( 7x4.5 prop @ around 5A full throttle )

Single Aileron servo ? Would have to be 9g , elevator servo - may as well be 9g .
ESC , Im thinking 10A or 12A ( depending on whats on hand ) , I did just get a 6A esc . ( But a little close )
That 6A esc is earmarked for another motor and project .. ( Possibly a depron Ezio clone )

Mounting the wing ...
I see 3 ways of doing it .. Some sort of a plate glued to the fuse to put screws thru ( wing hold down )
Glue the ply plate in place , use a rod , and use rubber bands ..
Or a rod at the back and front of the wing ( holes are there ) and just use rubber bands ( X pattern ) to hold the wing to fuse old style .

MG 800 ...

Horizontal stabs are two piece , hmmm .. Would need some sort of joiner .. ( Not...Continue Reading
Posted by brett.c | Yesterday @ 11:24 PM | 974 Views
Bucko is another name for a Bronco, which is what inspired this little plane.

I already have a Bronco (see earlier blog post) and I have always been impressed with the way it flies.
Therefore I decided to make a sleeker and smaller version of it.
I also wanted to try out a few new methods of building.
The entire airframe was hotwire cut from XPS foam and then covered with brown paper and wood glue.
This made for an extremely rigid airframe, albeit a little on the heavy side.
But the excess weight has not adversely affected the flying qualities as she flies just as well, if not better, than the Bronco.
In fact, to say that I was impressed on the maiden flight is an understatement. She is an extremely nice flying little plane. Fast, aerobatic and very easy to control.

Specs:
Wingspan: 850mm
Length: 640mm
Weight: 670grams
Battery: 3s 1300
Motors : 1700kv blue wonders
Props: 7x4 APC
ESCs: 20A
Servos: 9g
Posted by FlySkyRC | Yesterday @ 11:15 PM | 1,009 Views
The factory will start shipping the Paladin PL18 on July 25th (Beijing time). This is also the time in which the FlySky Paladin PL18 will be listed globally and I hope I have time to talk to everyone before launch.

1. Testing the PL18
In preparation for the PL18 launch, on June 25th (Beijing time), FlySkys General Manager Mr. Liu Feng, our team of testers and professional level pilots carried out the last of a long list of comprehensive tests. The testing involved many model types including fixed wing, gliders, helicopters, delta wing and multiple rotor aircraft, among others.



We have 10 FlySky internal testers as well as 15 professional pilots from Australia, Germany, South Korea, Hong Kong and China mainland, specializing in cars, racing boats, FPV, Helicopter, fixed-wings and multicopter. After 6 months of testing and countless bug fixes we are happy to say the final tests indicated that the PL18 has surpassed our expectations.

2. Why does PL18 be waited for so long before its releasing?
We have spent a lot of time coming up with new design iterations from the initial FS-i18 to the FT10, and finally the PL18. This gave us lots of space for experimentation with new software platforms (some are too unstable and react too slowly), more iterations in hardware, UI, switch position, hand grips antenna optimizations, ergonomics, RF development and extensive testing.

...Continue Reading
Posted by Qwinout | Yesterday @ 10:59 PM | 1,018 Views
Happymodel XT30 Plug Pigtail Power Wire 100F Capacitor for Mobula7 HD Sailfly-X TRASHCAN UR85 UR85HD Crazybee F3 / F4 PRO Parts

https://qwinout.com/products/1pcs-2p...6316c0b5&_ss=r

Wholesale link
https://qwinout.com/products/wholesa...6316c0b5&_ss=r


Wire length: 70mm(include xt30)
Height: 2.6gram
Used for : Crazybee F3 / F4 PRO series flight controller
Can avoid the risk of burning the mosfet or the 5v regulator at the moment of power on
With this Capacitor , we can use 3S 300~350mah battery for the Crazybee F4 PRO V2.0 and Crazybee F4 PRO V2.1 , and 2s 300~350mah battery for the Crazybee F4 PRO V1.0
And if you want to use the battery above 350mah , we recommend use 220 uF or above capacitor.

We found most of the 5v regulator and esc of the Crazybee F4 flight controller burnt after mod the PH2.0 to XT30 . Also, more powerful the battery is(lower esr than stock battery) , more possibility to fail. And, the temporary solution is add a low esr capacitor onto xt30 connector. This capacitor should have a esr less than 0.2 ohm and have a capacitance more than 100uF. Rubycon ZLG/ZLH series and Samyoung NXB series are what we have tested and recommended.
Following pictures show what happened after plug in battery:
Without 100uF, the max spike voltage increase to ~25v while with 100uF it decrease to about 20v, which is acceptable to Crazybee F4 PRO V2.0 and Crazybee F4 PRO V2.1
Posted by PFendi | Yesterday @ 10:32 PM | 1,039 Views
A few hours after finishing the build, I was flying it in fpv for the first time and was having a great time. Then I flew right into the long edge of a van door (my van!! no noticeable damage tho!). Some frame damage, and one motor got popped open. Luckily, there is no further damage! New frame and set of motors has been ordered. This is why you all said to buy an extra frame right away, isn't it.

In photos:
The bent standoff soaked up much of the crash, and the camera was spared by only half a millimeter! (hard to see in the pic)
The GoPro was ejected immediately, snapping the 3 zip-ties holding it down. Velcroed down for the pic. Crash footage coming soon!
Posted by PFendi | Yesterday @ 10:11 PM | 1,054 Views
Finally finished my first quad!

Specs:

Frame - Anniversary Special Edition Martian 215mm (Martian 2 Carbon Fiber Frame)
FC/ESC AIO - Racerstar StarF4S 30A
Motors - Emax RS2205 2600KV Racing Edition Motors
Rx - FrSky R-XSR
Camera - RunCam Swift 2
VTX - Eachine TX 5258
Batteries (for now) - 2x Scorpion 3s 1500mah 75C
Props - Emax AVAN Flow 5 in 5x4.3x3

If you have any suggestions, please speak up! Im new to this, and would really appreciate any feedback!
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Yesterday @ 05:51 PM | 1,374 Views
DJI have launched a new version of the Ronin called the Ronin-SC





The Ronin-SC is a single handed gimbal for mirrorless cameras that can support models up to 2kg and provides 3 axis stabilised footage whilst on the move.

Being smaller and lighter than the S the Ronin-SC weights just 1.1kg and is specifically designed to be used with mirrorless cameras such as the Panasonic GH5, Sony A7 and A6500 Series among others.

This new smaller Ronin-SC has many of the features that we have already seen on the original Ronin-S however DJI have added a number of new features such as ActiveTrack 3.0 and Force Mobile.


Here is my video overview and review of the Ronin-SC Pro Combo


DJI RONIN-SC PRO COMBO OVERVIEW & REVIEW HANDS ON WITH GH5 (12 min 58 sec)


If you would like more info or to order the SC checkout the below link

https://click.dji.com/ABic0xam9mzfbn...=0045&ch=RCGSC

New Design





DJI have overhauled the arm design of the Ronin-SC, this means that the arms dont clash in most cases and that it now folds away a lot easier and will fit back into its case even when balanced for most cameras.

...Continue Reading
Posted by zFg437 (MarkPowell) | Yesterday @ 03:29 PM | 1,456 Views
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