Posted by nigelsheffield | Today @ 02:19 AM | 419 Views
My contact at xt-xinte has told me of their new website with wide range of products Inc cinewhoops toothpicks etc etc parts and full quads.
Prices look good as always from xt-xinte cheaper than banggood.
Right now 20% off and free postage, with similar / cheaper prices to banggood anyway there are some deals to be had!
Defo worth checking out
https://bit.ly/2y0ipEv

And use my code for 5% off. NIGELSHEFFIELD

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Edit , I just ordered the toothpick pro for $106!!!!
Posted by Ivy long | Today @ 01:56 AM | 383 Views
T240 is a new design dual balance charger by HTRC,which can charge two different kinds of batteries simultaneously. Multi-function, high power, Utilizing 3.2 inch color LCD Toch screen display, easy operation, built-in cooling fan, DC 11-18V or AC 100-240V dual power. Designed for charging LiPo LiFe Lilon LiHV NiCd NiMh Pb Smart Batteries.
welcome to visit our website: www. ht-rc.com. I can give you the best price, also be OEM for you.

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Posted by JohnCC | Today @ 12:11 AM | 487 Views
Diatone 2019 GT R349 TBS VTX Edition 135mm 3 inch 4S FPV Racing RC Drone (aff)
US$149.99 Promotion Sale From July 16 to July 31



Video Reviews

(In Progress)

Main Specifications

● Weight: 130g
● FC: Mamba F405mini/MPU6000 ;OSD;16M Flash;BEC
●Camera: RunCam Micro Swift
● VTX: TBS UNIFY 800mW
● ESC: Mamba F25 /25A 4S ESC Dshot 600
● Motor: Mamba Racing MB1408 4000KV

Comments + Criticism

In progress.

Photos



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Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 10:05 PM | 614 Views
UMx Whipit's (two whips) Old Modified Whip VS 100% Stock Whip ( Short Version ) (1 min 6 sec)


Took the two Whips out , was windy .
Too windy to really compare , but here is the very short version .


Picture 1

FMS V-tail 800mm - Wanted one for a long time ! ( Not a house brick like a certain Super K )
I will do a pictorial on it when the wind backs off ( Northerly Gale Blowing ) , weather says next week end .

Picture 2 and 3

MG 800 from GB , only took about 2 months to get it .. ( 3 months after checking )
It is a very interesting kit - I will do a thing on it !

Bare Bones Kit weight = 119 Grams ( Just the foam bits )
Building to Federally Mandated 250 Gram Limit for unregistered , unlicensed pilots .
Gives us some 130 grams of stuffing .

Picture 4

100cm Hand Throw Glider -
I ordered two , and I took this one out of the box . Did I mention the Northerly Gale ?
Anyhow , I had to replace the steel ballast ball for a larger one to get CG .
And it looks to be a capable glider .
Ok , it is BENT !!!! , a little here , a little there . In fact , the only thing not bent a little was the vertical stab .. That was straight for some reason .
SO it looks like a bit of time with the hair dryer is required .
BUTT !!!! - It does glide , even bent .
How to RC it ? Thats the question .
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 08:53 PM | 663 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

SJRC F11 Pro, ZLRC SG906 Beast, SJRC F11, MJX Bugs 4W review - Camera shootout Reveal & Results- Here are the results of the replicated 4 short flights with these great low cost GPS FPV Quadcopter Drones that all have min 1080p HD cameras. Thank you to everyone that responded and said which video they thought was best and as you will see here, the result is very interesting.

SJRC F11 Pro, ZLRC SG906 Beast, SJRC F11, MJX Bugs 4W review Camera shootout Reveal & Results (4 min 33 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 06:04 PM | 824 Views
Review - King Kong/LDARC Tiny Wing 450 - Sweet Micro Wing ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcW85nkS2nk

This item is courtesy of Banggood.
I thought this Tiny Wing would make for an excellent Micro FPV Wing ;-)
It has several flight modes; 6-axis, 3-axis, and manual.
It's made from EPP Foam which should make it extremely durable ;-)
I will perform the Maiden Flight as soon as weather permits ;-)
I will also post another video providing Tips on the setup and links to the components I used.

Get one today from Banggood!

Here is a link to this Cool Micro Wing:

KINGKONG/LDARC TINY WING 450mm Wingspan EPP FPV PNP With Flight Control
https://www.banggood.com/KINGKONGLDA...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by Postalflyer | Yesterday @ 02:40 PM | 1,018 Views
Dear Jim and Members,

Family and life gets real busy at times. I thought when I fully retired at age 67 after 38 years at USPS and 3 years at a local police department I would have more time. However, with a father in law in assisted living, my mother moving from assisted living to skilled nursing it is amazing how fast time gets away from you. Paperwork, computer work, paying their bills, obtaining their personal needs, helping my older children with different tasks...it is a pleasurable work. It is as my trainer about 15 year ago told me "RC will always be there...you can always go back to it.

He was a great trainer having taught me on a 72 mhz nicad Futaba buddy box system / Easy Star and on to a Super Cub LP that I modified with his suggestions. My trainer recently contacted me to see if I would like to purchase some of his old equipment. I got with him...unfortunately he has degenerative optic nerve difficulties. He has no depth perception and trouble with focus. He flew his own real cub for a long time along with learning and doing rc aircraft back when there were no buddy boxes and battery power was only a dream. t really was hard to see him struggle. But with his encouragement as we discussed things going on in life...I am setting aside time early in the mornings and late in the evening to "get back" to the hobby I love. The building / working on both foam and balsa models is so relaxing along with getting an aircraft into the air...I loose...Continue Reading
Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 11:30 AM | 1,184 Views
25$ FPV goggles (1 min 48 sec)


Get it here: https://m.banggood.com/custlink/G3GmZWGCw1

I never expected these cheap Eachine VR006 goggles to be that good! Imo they are perfect for beginners and people who don't want to spent too much money. I like the picture quality and I had no problems with interferences in the park. Great!
Posted by YarSmythe | Yesterday @ 09:08 AM | 1,362 Views
Who says model aviation isn't exciting?!?!

My close call this weekend. Phew! Missed it by "that" much.

Messerschmitt Me 262 / Close call on take-off (0 min 37 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Yesterday @ 06:45 AM | 1,440 Views
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mmm3IYwuFy



Ming seems to like playing with his Vtols lately, it might be worth giving them a try .

Highlights:
It adopts impact-resistant engineering EPO engineering materials, built-in carbon fiber rod reinforcement, and very impact.

It adopts 3 1370 brushless motors, high-efficiency blad'es, full power, high-precision and high-torque 9g digital steering gear 2PCS,
which is used to pull the front motor. High-precision 4.3g digital steering gear controls the aircraft's rudder surface.

The aircraft adopts 6-axi's gyroscope with air pressure and high altitude, 3D/6G mode conversion, suitable for different scenes,
and is more suitable for beginners to advance practice flight.

The aircraft can take off and land vertically, vertical landing, air mode conversion, and also has a combination of beginner mode and aerobatic mode, effectively solving the problem of small flight space, unable to take off, and beginners do not have the ability to take off the flight take-off and cannot take off smoothly.

Aircraft has multiple flight modes

Multi-rotor mode Multirotor flight (four-axis), the aircraft can fly vertically like a quadcopter and helicopter.
Hover flight and forward and backward left and right side fly and spin flight and a one-button take-off / one-button landing function.

Vertical flight vertical crane mode, aircraft air-to-air conversion mode, set up by the horizontal flight mode,
can fly vertically like...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 04:31 AM | 1,565 Views
450x New motor ( 720 ) (1 min 8 sec)


Motor be a 720 brushed quad motor ( 7mm x 20mm )
Prop is overly small
CG is too far back
Flying weight is 47 grams
Its overly breezy ..


Swapped out the prop for a larger one when I came home and did some repairs .
I ordered a 8.5 x 20 brushed motor the other day ( The 720 will have to do for now )


The other wing ...............
2 wings in the kit ...
I ordered a WLtoys F959 flight board and a 959 motor ..
ALready have some 959 folding props .
Will try again ..
My F959 has about 1:1 power to weight ..
So in a 450x it might be more like 2:1
Should be better than the 0.5 to 1 I have now ( if that ) , might be more like 0.25 to 1

That 8520 will be interesting ! 53,000 rpm
Posted by Reckless_fpv | Yesterday @ 12:14 AM | 1,827 Views
Posted by mikejr83 | Jul 20, 2019 @ 09:17 PM | 1,994 Views
In this post I'll be discussing getting the wing prepped for servo installation.

The Wing - Prep

I start working on the wing first. I like to get this out of the way first. The wing is the most complex part of the build. Spending time getting everything right here will ensure that your model launches true, holds trim and flies right, and lasts for many years. The key to achieving this is having good tight, zero-slop control surfaces along with correctly aligned push-rods. The following steps will help you prep the wing for the servo install.

I use lots of blue painters tape to write mark spots on the wing as well as to protect the surface. You may find that your tape doesn't stick well. This is because there may still be some mold release on the surface. As a general first step I wipe down the wing surface with isopropl alcohol. This also gives you a good opportunity to caress and love your model .

The next step you take is to stabilize the control surfaces. Most likely when you got the model out of the box NAN had the edges taped so that the ailerons and flaps wouldn't move around during shipment. It's best to go ahead and reinforce this a bit. I put about 15 cm (6") of tape on either side of top of the wing along the skin so that the tape overlaps the aileron or flap and the wing. Make sure to do the control surface is in a "neutral" flight position, like cruise. It isn't important to be exact you just want the aileron or flap to be in a...Continue Reading
Posted by newelectro | Jul 20, 2019 @ 08:51 PM | 1,989 Views
Virage Flight 2
Virage 20192 (15 min 10 sec)

Posted by mikejr83 | Jul 20, 2019 @ 08:35 PM | 2,025 Views
I decided to track my Xplorer X3, 2019 edition, build here instead in a public thread. In a number of posts I'm going to try to cover in-depth the manner in how I approach building this model. The first time I tackled this it was very intimidating. Luckily I have access to some top notch pilots and builders, Jody Miller and Jeff Duval. Both of these guys have build tons of Xplorers and know how to get them built and setup to win contests. Hopefully I'll try to best pass along tips and tricks that I've learned so that anyone reading should be able to build one of these models with confidence. This first post will cover getting things ready.

Getting Your Model

First things, first. Inspect everything you have. Do this before you sign for your model from the shipping company. In the USA our NAN dealer is Soaring USA. They pack their models for shipping in probably the best possible manner. Everything is bagged, wrapped in bubble wrap, covered in foam, and taped down. The box even has a 2x2 running down its back so it can't get compressed. Even still, shipping companies, I'm looking at you FedEx, can still come up with some creative ways to damage items.

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The box on the left was delivered to my residence in December of 2018 and the box on the right is the latest in July of 2019. You can see how FedEx has some piece of machinery that has placed creases and holes in the same spots. The more heavily damaged box on the left contained my extremely fragile NAN Explorer Big...Continue Reading
Posted by newelectro | Jul 20, 2019 @ 08:31 PM | 2,014 Views
Virage Flight Today
Virage 72019 (15 min 16 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jul 20, 2019 @ 05:12 PM | 2,263 Views
This is my Maiden Flight Review of the Freewing A-4 Skyhawk 80mm EDF Jet with a CG tip after the flight. Please excuse the crappy landing.

Freewing A-4 Skyhawk 80mm EDF Jet Maiden Flight Review & CG Tip (5 min 8 sec)

Here are my review notes for this stunning Freewing EDF Jet:

Pros:
- Nice smooth finish on foam
- Scale retracts with quality suspension
- You can go between the F & E models with ease due to the magnetic “hump”.
- In addition to the hump, the provided decal sets and the fact the airframe comes bare allows for significant customization.
- The kit also comes with tons of different pieces including a tailhook and cockpit steps you can glue on for example.
- It has been out for a while, so all of the bugs have been worked out making the actual plane build quick and easy with no surprises.
- I felt comfortable in the air very quickly

Cons:
- It took a while to apply the waterslide decals, but that was mostly due to me never using them before.