Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 07:14 PM | 28 Views
Quite a shock when the fixture of Gootube recommendations for the last year, the one of a kind PZL-104 modified with a turbine & extra large landing gear was destroyed. He took off in a strong crosswind & got blown over. This is why there are maximum windspeeds for aircraft.

He provided 10 minutes of video of him beating himself up but showed very little of the wreck. His passengers miraculously survived without any injury. It must have been a very forgiving airplane for him to be so lethargic about the weather.

In another time, it probably could have been rebuilt with parts from another PZL-104 & another engine. He probably doesn't have enough money to do the job. He seemed to document at least some of the build process, so that's more than the Smithsonian had for rebuilding the Wright flier.
Posted by Thunder50BMG | Today @ 03:26 PM | 111 Views

Just another fun project and I have been planning this configuration for a while. Not much to say for this is really a simple and easy build and you guys can build this with your eyes close.

This is just my version and it's really interesting and fun project and pretty powerful with 4S.

Close-up PIX:


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Posted by rclad | Today @ 01:52 PM | 141 Views
The North Central Regional IMAC Championship this past weekend was the last contest of the year and had one of the tightest races I have ever seen. I felt like the little engine that could, competing against gas giants with my little electric plane. See pic below. More pics to come. Read more about the competition here.
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Today @ 11:32 AM | 173 Views
My haters on this forum and kiss my a....... You know who you are.
Posted by unboxingexp | Today @ 11:16 AM | 169 Views
Happymodel Larva X test (1 min 0 sec)

Crazy power in a small package!
- New Crazybee F4 PRO V3.0 AIO Flight controller
- Betaflight OSD support
- Camera Angle adjustable
- VTX power switchable 25mw~200mw
- Smartaudio ready , change VTX bands, powers, channels via OSD
- Receiver option: Frsky D8/ Flysky / DSMX / Frsky RXSR/ TBS CRSF
- Diamond VTX
- Compatible both for 2-3S Lipo/LIHV
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 09:26 AM | 200 Views

Here is a link to the Video:

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.
Let's get it in the Air!

The KMP 6040 Composite Prop proved to provide a lot of thrust with good efficiency.
When I landed I still had 3.85v per cell ;-)
My new favorite Prop for this Wing.

The LIPO I used for this Flight was a ZOP 3S 1500mah 40C LIPO.

***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

Props I use:

1pc KMP 6X3E High Efficiency Propeller

1pc KMP 6X4E High Efficiency Propeller

A LIPO to use:

ZOP Power 3S 1500mAh 40C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug

Gens Tattu 3S 1300mAh 45C Lipo Battery With XT60

Gaoneng GNB 3S 1300mAh 40C XT60 Plug Lipo Battery

CNHL BLACK SERIES 2200mAh 3S 30C 11.1V Lipo Battery 24.42WH XT60 Plug

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack

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Posted by Miami Mike | Today @ 08:45 AM | 271 Views
Reports are appearing of a recent Windows 10 update disabling and replacing the driver that enables use of an FrSky radio as a USB flight simulator controller.

Here's the first report I saw, along with a fix:
Originally Posted by filago
Hello folks, I frequently use my Taranis (X9D, using OTX 2.1.9) as the controller for PicaSim flight simulator on a Windows 10 PC, and yesterday it suddenly wouldn't work for that.

In case it helps anyone else, here is a quick summary of how I got it working again.

Symptom: After a Windows update, the game controller functions (joysticks, switches) no longer do anything in Windows.

Cause: Windows update installed a new driver "libusb0.sys" in "C:\windows\system32\drivers" which was now being used for the Taranis USB inputs.

Solution: Revert back to the previous Windows driver.
  • Turn Taranis ON, and attach to PC via USB as normal for using flight simulator.
  • Go to Control Panel > Devices and Printers. Right click on item "FrSKY Taranis…" Select Properites > Hardware > USB Input Device > Properties > Change Settings > Driver > Update Driver > "Browse my computer…" > "Let me pick…"
  • Windows had switched mine to "BETTER_USB_HS" (which in this case was NOT better!)
  • I switched it back to "USB Input Device" and all is good again.
It is once again using the driver "hidusb.sys" in the same directory as above, and the game controller functions are working as before.

- John
I found that in my case the procedure to get to those settings was different than what was described by John, so it's not necessarily the same for everybody.

Here are some other reports that I've spotted so far:

Dcchr -

Griggs2121 -

David Galati -

Please post below with any questions, comments, corrections, alternate procedures, videos, additional resources, etc.
Posted by Old_Pilot | Today @ 07:04 AM | 223 Views
Two more.....the grey one is a 27" WS 70mm fan version....the black one is 30" WS 90mm fan.....

Made a few changes in the CNC programming, and the pieces fit better than ever.....
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Today @ 03:27 AM | 244 Views
(Left Losi right UFRC)
The huge spindles at the front suspension fill the rims almost completely and guarantee high load capacity. The joint balls in the a-arms have a diameter of 15 mm (FG uses only 10 mm for the same vehicle size).

Front and rear spindles/uprights prepared for installation of in-wheel brakes.
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Today @ 03:06 AM | 248 Views
Drive shafts with wheel-side CVD joint as in Losi 5ive vehicles. The drive pin on the diff side is also replaceable and has a diameter of 6 mm!
Posted by old4570 | Today @ 03:03 AM | 252 Views

Remember this glider ? ( Maybe not - been a while ) Cheetah 100cm Hand Throw Glider

Motor Prop = XK A800
Rx = JoysWay Invader
Tx = JoysWay Invader
Servo = 5g I think ? or maybe 4.3g ? ( I forget )

Nothing is glued yet . I did gouge out the hole for the Rx , and after these pictures were taken I gouged out a hole for the 2 servos . ( Rud / ele )
The motor was done via Philips Head screw driver ..
I just poked a hole in the nose and gouged out a hole about the size of the motor ..
Yes , I did a fair bit of gauging today ..

Hopefully finished on the morrow .
A very budget'y build using left overs .
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Today @ 03:02 AM | 253 Views
Differential cup made of cold extruded aluminum, no fragile cast part!
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Today @ 02:48 AM | 258 Views
Large-volume shock absorbers with oversized 8 mm piston rods.
Posted by guamflyer | Yesterday @ 11:58 PM | 274 Views
Its been awhile since I added anything but I still Fly... LOL.. the slopers went back to power rc ... but Rodney still keeps his electric sailplanes handy.. I have been flyin small electrics and motor gliders.. moved ..divorced... still in guam. Building table is back in service..three planes so far.. will post pics.. btw... check out john woodfield on youtube.. some good stuff there... will be back soon
Posted by peacekeeper94 | Yesterday @ 11:33 PM | 289 Views
So this addition to my blog is a little late. My son surprised me this Father's Day with this really cool Kyosho Dodge SRT Hellcat RTR. I've never owned anything Kyosho before (other than a Honda CBR motorcycle back in the 90s), so this is my first. I have to say, I am impressed. The body is beautiful, with lots of cool details, like mirrors, shark-fin antenna, rear stabiliser, and rear window defrosters. The chassis itself is really nice, with great suspension and well balanced. It comes with a 550 motor and really scoots along nicely. It's not really that fast, but with a higher volt lipo, I'd say it has potential. And the best part was being able to just charge it up and go! The boy and I had a great time running it along side my Associated TC3. Many more 'races' on my cue-de-sac are soon to come.
Posted by Merch | Yesterday @ 11:25 PM | 345 Views
RunCam Hybrid 4K 30fps FOV 145 Degree HD Recording DVR Dual Lens Mini FPV Camera Low Latency Single Board for RC Racing Drone

Brand : RunCam
Item name : hybrid
Color : Black

Parameters :
HD sensor SONY 8MP
Analog sensor SONY 1.3MP
Field of View (FOV) HD Recording FOV 145°(FPV FOV: 150° @ 4: 3)
Video Resolution [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
Video File Format MP4
TV Mode NTSC (720*480)/PAL (720*576) Switchable
Interface HD supports UART remote control; Analog supports UART fimrware update.
Max Micro SD CardSupported Up to 128G. U3 recommended (2.7K60/1080P120 requires U3 or above; other solutions require U1 or above) Please make sure that the file format of the SD card is FAT32, otherwise, it will easily cause errors.
Mounting Hole Distance 20*20mm
PCB Size 29*29mm
Lens Module Size 19*25mm
Lens Specs HD M10 ; Analog M8
Power Input DC 5-20V (Non-direct power supply from 4s battery or above. Powered direcly with battery will generate surges and burn the camera.)
Working Current 480mA @5V / 140mA @12V
Weight 18g

Features :
-True 145° HD Recording & 6ms FPV Latency
-Single board Supporting Start/Stop Recording via UART Control
-HD Recording supports QR Code Setup Analog FPV supports Firmware Update

1x RunCam hybrid Camera
1x Plastic cover
1x 3PIN FPV silicone cable(male)
1x 3PIN FPV silicone cable(female)
1x Set of M2 screws
Posted by phyngineer | Yesterday @ 11:14 PM | 300 Views
The leading industrial drone manufacturer for commercial drone solutions of China- MMC. recently launched Griflion H, a groundbreaking modular hydrogen fuel cell drone platform that uses proven, stable hydrogen fuel cells. Greatly improve the endurance of the drone. The high protection standards and long battery life make it suitable for use in extremely harsh environments (such as rain and snow, alpine regions, high-temperature fires, etc.), and will make a difference in many fields such as rescue and field exploration.
1, modular design to meet a wider range of needs
Designed for a range of applications in surveying, inspection and monitoring, Griflion H is the first of its kind to offer an adaptable, modular hydrogen fuel drone platform with a maximum load of 5.1kg. A variety of payloads can be replaced at any time according to the needs of the operation. The load is quickly integrated with the task compartment and quickly taken off. A multi-purpose machine is available to meet a wide range of operational needs.
2, 15 hours long battery life, improve work efficiency
The voyage is a prerequisite for industrial-grade drones to solve all operational problems, and Copte has maintained the history of drones. It is reported that the Griflion H drone released this time is equipped with a 9L size gas cylinder, the maximum gas storage capacity is 27L. When using this capacity hydrogen fuel gas cylinder, the drone is fully loaded for 15 hours, and the drone is refreshed again....Continue Reading
Posted by Hobby Details | Yesterday @ 08:40 PM | 329 Views
RC Car Ride Height Gauge
For 1/10 RC Car
DTEL01025A: Blue
DTEL01025B: Black
CNC Aluminum Suspension Ride Height & Camber Gauge Tool Red
Wholesale Price please PM or contact me at: [email protected]
Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 03:50 PM | 388 Views
The cowl uses 3 screws to secure it to the nacelle. Once those are removed you still have to remove the spinner bolt, adapter nut, prop, and backplate. If you can’t remove the prop because of a jammed nut or stripped collet threads then cutting the cowl away is one way. Here is a cowl that uses red (or white) electrical tape to hide the cut line. The top tape can stay in place and act as a hinge. The remaining cut lines can be hidden or left visible as the 3 screws will secure the cowl to the nacelle.

I made up a tool to keep the the motor from turning while tightening the prop adapter nut. If you can’t keep the motor from spinning by gripping the spinner backplate you must grip the motor. Removing the cowl with this clamshell mod will allow you to do this and screw it back in place. If you have a prop strike and suspect a loose motor mount this mod allows you to inspect the motor area quicker because the prop will not have to be removed.

The top hinge can be made from any kind of tape. I have been using a Tyvek paper hinges on flaps and other flight controls and CA works excellent on plastic if it’s sanded first. However clear or electrical tape can be used.