Posted by RC Roundtable | Today @ 02:08 PM | 11 Views
Episode 86: "Flight Fest Freshly" is now live!
http://rcroundtable.com/podcasts/mp3/RCR_episode_86.mp3

We hurried to record an off-schedule show to hear about Terry's time at Flite Fest 2019 (he forgets things). We talked about:
-The timing (2:57)
-The incident (7:29)
-The people (11:40)
-The airplanes (26:24)
-Stan (37:12)
-Terry's planes (48:22)
-Scobee Field Swap Meet (57:20)

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, our facebook page, or email: [email protected].
Posted by SilverSport | Today @ 12:47 PM | 107 Views
As I said already ..... After over 4.5 years online, it is about time for me to start a blog here, whatever that is!

Play with two hobbies last night and decided to take some photos of my current Blade CP Helis .... so here they are, lets see how it looks in a Blog entry!...Continue Reading
Posted by LemonC | Today @ 12:13 PM | 134 Views
Im crossing over to a new frame. The Source One is affordable and i like the open source nature of the project, 3d print files should be plentiful, TBS is a very reliable brand also...

First pack, i did break and arm, but i had ordered some extras, SWAPPING the new one in was very quick. less than five minutes. one of the screws does screw into the stack, but it didnt really upset the stack when i swapped in the fix at the field (normal a do at home thing for me)


I hit a metal awning and fried my fc during session two... Swapped my bardwell v1 from my old quad frame into the Source One build...

Flies well for my purposes so far. Hopefully the first broken arm wont be a repeated thing. I basically hit a small tree and rolled...
Posted by unboxingexp | Today @ 11:02 AM | 191 Views
20A brushed ESC (1 min 1 sec)


Get it here

RC ESC 20A Brush Motor Speed Controller w/ Brake for RC Car/Boat/Tank. This ESC can work with 130/180/260/280/380 Brush Motor. Input: Li-Po 2S / Ni-Mh/Ni-cd 4-7cell.
Posted by RADIOLINKRC | Today @ 05:33 AM | 431 Views
As we all know that RadioLink product family is getting larger, sometimes we may get confused about the compatibility of different radios and receivers.

Here is a short list and hope it makes more clear.
  • R7FG -- RC4GS(After 20180101),RC6GS(3-position switch),T8FB
  • R12DS -- AT9,AT9S,AT10,AT10II
  • R12DSM -- AT9,AT9S,AT10,AT10II
  • R9DS -- AT9,AT9S,AT10,AT10II
  • R6DS -- AT9,AT9S,AT10,AT10II
  • R6DSM -- AT9,AT9S,AT10,AT10II
  • R8EF -- T8FB,RC4GS,RC6GS
  • R8FM -- T8FB,RC4GS,RC6GS
  • R6F -- RC4G,RC3S,RC4GS,T8FB,RC6GS
  • R6FG -- RC4G,RC3S,RC4GS,T8FB,RC6GS

Please be kindly noted that RadioLink receivers are not compatible with transmitters of other brands. Vice versa.
Posted by old4570 | Today @ 05:17 AM | 461 Views


https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DmvvSdlqQw - Product Page




450x Maiden ( Small Wing ) (5 min 8 sec)



a) Originally it was my plan to go XK A800 flight board and motor ( Matched set ) . Unfortunately the control board did not want to function correctly when I tried to mix the two built in servos .
b) Control board is WLtoys F949 , and it does not support the XK A800 brushed motor . The wing lacks power very badly .
c) Turn too tight and the wing falls out of the sky ( That lack of power )
d) I did not expect the wing to fly at all , as there is no stabilisation . But it does fly .
e) Wing flies surprisingly well
f) Wing needs more power !!!!!! Will be re-motored ASAP . Currently could not pull the skin off a rice pudding .
g) The wing just has enough power to fly - JUST . This is my fault .


Update :

Have soldering iron ..
Swapped out the motor for a small quad motor ..
This means a lot less weight ...
So the battery needs re locating .
As pictured looks to be the go ..
Another week of bad weather ahead , so hopefully wont take a week to re fly ..
So this was how I was going to do the second one ...
Hmmm , so what to do with the other wing ?
Posted by GEMFAN ts | Today @ 04:07 AM | 560 Views
#NewProduct
1. 𝗦𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗽𝘀 𝟳𝟱𝗺𝗺Nice tight tolerance to the duct
High Efficiency, Big Thrust, More Durable, and with Low Noise
Pitch:3.4in
Weight:1.9g
Colors: Clear, Pink, Green, Yellow, Black

2. Gemfan new improved 𝟲𝟱𝗺𝗺(𝟭/𝟭.𝟱𝗺&#120314 for Toothpick
More Efficiency, Power Save
Pitch:1.3in
Weight:0.4g
Colors:Whisky, Clear Gray, Yellow

They are all on stock now!!!
Posted by Qwinout | Today @ 03:04 AM | 558 Views
GEPRC Phoenix3 GEP-PX3 140mm Wheelbase F4 FC 3 Inch FPV Racing Drone PNP BNF W/ RunCam Micro Swift Camera VTX 1206 4500KV Motor

https://qwinout.com/collections/fpv-...6-4500kv-motor


Specifications:
Name: PHANTOMThe size of the gep-px3 version is more of an outdoor flight, and the size and power upgrades mean better flight performance.

The frame is a 3-inch version of PX, and the lens protection material is still 7075 aluminum.The overall use of 3K carbon fiber, 3mm thickness of the bottom plate and 1.5mm thickness of the top plate to ensure the durability of the frame.3D printed TPU tail combination LED lamp design.Position the battery up and down according to the flight habits.The overall model is compact and delicate, beautiful appearance.

This major upgrade to the powerpack will be paired with SpeedX's gr1206-4500kv motor and the EMAX AVAN Mini 3-inch propeller, powered by a 4s battery, for excellent flight performance.

The camera adopts Runcam Micro Swift, and the flight control system adopts STABLE F4 Towe 20A version, which is simple and convenient to install, STABLE and good system, suitable for small wheelbase competition.

Specifications:
Frame: GEPRC GEP-PX3
Wheelbase: 140mm
Camera protection: 7075 aluminum
Bottom plate: 3mm
Top plate: 2mm
side plate: 1mm
Motor: GEPRC GEP-GR1206 4500Kv
Propeller: EMAX AVAN Mini propeller
GPRC STABLE F4 Tower (GEP-F4-BS20A-VTX58200-M) V1.4
Flight Controller: Betaflight F4 OMNIBUS
ESCs: 20A BLHeli_S/...Continue Reading
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Today @ 02:11 AM | 611 Views
GX1 2WD electric desert buggy 8S (0 min 17 sec)


GX1 2WD electric desert buggy 8S is the upgrade version of this our 1st version buggy was running on this video.
Posted by jetpilotrich | Yesterday @ 09:02 PM | 883 Views
Hey Folks! I just put up a series of 3 videos on the Flightline F4U-1D Corsair from MotionRC on the RCINFORMER YouTube Channel... ENJOY
Flightline 1600mm F4U-1D Corsair Flight Review By: RCINFORMER (22 min 9 sec)

Posted by CarToon | Yesterday @ 07:40 PM | 961 Views
1/16 scale R/C Army truck that I haul out with my bombers on occasion. The 55 gal. drums, and the tarp covered cargo that hides the batteries, are all scratch built. It has power to all six wheels.
Posted by Teeder | Yesterday @ 11:58 AM | 1,363 Views
Thanks for taking a peak here. If you like, my YouTube channel (Mike's RC Corner) is full of these videos and love to have you along for the ride!

I found this Radio for sale online and from the features list, I'm very impressed for what you get for $50!! It has a gyro installed in the receiver for steering assist, 7 channels, flashlight built into the radio, temperature sensor, 15 model memory, etc... Receivers are only $12 to boot too!

Check out the video and I'll be following up with more with how it performs and how the features work. More info is in the video notes.

This COULD be YOUR NEXT RADIO / TRANSMITTER!! Hobby Porter HP-007 EP#447 (7 min 11 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 11:09 AM | 1,404 Views
Test Flight #1 - HK FW190 WarBird Crash Repair!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXqIyP2apRU

I have everything repaired after my 1st Crash with this plane.
That will teach me not to fly this plane in too much wind ;-)
I had to reattach one of the Landing Gear and straighten the other one.
I have also increase the Dual-Rate on the Elevator for insurance ;-)

Repairs Completed: Straightened and reattached Landing Gear.

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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https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
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Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 11:02 AM | 1,409 Views
I ve put a steam engine on my Yokomo BD7 1/10 touring car. Check it out!

Steam powered RC car (1 min 2 sec)

Posted by marblekit | Yesterday @ 11:01 AM | 1,412 Views
Posted by Joshadam | Yesterday @ 09:14 AM | 1,563 Views
Hey AMA, this is not what any sane hobbiest wants to be associated with, drop these stupid drones like a bad habit before we all go down in flames....Flame thrower attachment...really?

https://gizmodo.com/the-flame-throwi...res-1836452620
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 08:09 AM | 1,616 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

SJRC F11 Pro, MJX Bugs 4W, ZLRC SG906 Beast, SJRC F11 review camera shootout - Which video do you think is best?
I replicate 4 short flights with these great low cost GPS FPV Quadcopter Drones that all have min 1080p HD cameras as close as possible in the same weather conditions for comparison, but I do not disclose which video was taken with which drone,yet. Please comment and say which video you think is best,Drone 1, 2 , 3 or 4.

And,.... I will also disclose which video was taken with which drone and the one that gets the most likes, votes or general consensus on this channel in one weeks time.

Camera shootout - Which video is best? (13 min 41 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Jul 17, 2019 @ 11:02 PM | 2,073 Views
WLtoys959 + sq12 (2 min 38 sec)




A) Yes , I nearly flew the wings off the F959 .. Toward the end of the video it got very squirrel'y so I decided to land it . Honestly , I was probably one second away from the wings falling off . Yes they were glued in , but apparently I had gone a little overly weight saving in the assembly and the windy conditions broke the glue bond . And the wings backed out of the fuse ....
B) I did want that flight video ..
C) Calmer conditions needed , but with all the bad weather . There is only one good day on the weather forecast , and that day is scheduled as UMx whipit day . I better charge some batteries ....
Posted by Qwinout | Jul 17, 2019 @ 10:45 PM | 2,080 Views
GEPRC PHANTOM Toothpick Freestyle 125mm 2-3S FPV RC Drone Quadcopter PNP BNF with 1103 8000KV Motor F4 Flight Control 12A ESC

https://qwinout.com/collections/toot...ontrol-12a-esc

Many people prefer the 4S version,the 4S version with 5500KV motor,it is preorder now ,will be available at the beginning of August,same price
https://qwinout.com/collections/toot...trol-12a-esc-1

Specifications:
Name: PHANTOM
FC:F411
ESC:12A
Motor: GEPRC GEP-GR1103
Wheelbase: 125mm
Propeller: 65mm
VTX:5.8g 200mW
-Weight: 51g (without battery)

Features:
1.All 3k fiber carbon plate
2.GEP-12A-F4 AIO
3.GEP-GR1103 motor
4.Support 2-3S Lipo
5.Include betaflifht OSD
6.IRC Tramp

Include:
-1 x PHANTOM Quadcopter