Posted by lollie2616 | Today @ 05:36 PM | 38 Views
I have recently designed a yacht hull on SketchUp based on the new ClubSwan 36 however with no foil and had a thought of seeing if I could build a Radio Controlled yacht out of it.

My first question is has anyone got any experience with moulding the hull and the best possible way to make the hull, my intentions are to build the boat from plastic or possibly carbon - with this material are there any reinforcements that need to be put to support the hull.

My second question is how to add and attach a keel, rudder and rig and where can these be purchased or how to make them.

I have a dragon65 and so I know slightly how the procedure may follow in building the boat.

My aim is for the boat to have an LOA of 1 meter
And does anybody know how much this will cost to build.

Iím looking for any possible advice and knowledge.

And for anyone wanting more information on the hull design I can send you through the 3D file

Thank you
Posted by halicopter | Today @ 05:13 PM | 144 Views
Great quad rubbish ...and I mean rubbish camera
First quad to try and understand beta/clean flight

Seems quite good so far .
Any advise or tips ( it's so old now) please say.
Posted by CGordon | Today @ 04:18 PM | 337 Views
While I'm waiting to get the Magnetic Fixture System, I built a magnetic board from local Home Depot supplies. I got a 26 gauge steel panel (30" x 24") and a 1/4" MDF project board which was supposedly 36" x 24" but was oversize. The oversize was nice because I was able to have a small border - no worries about fingers on the metal edges. I glued it together with a thin layer of epoxy.

The 26 gauge is thin and gives less than half the strength of the yellow "quad hands" plate. I hope I'm not disappointed in the holding ability. If so I'll have to do more legwork to track down a thicker sheet.
Posted by 3LakesJim | Today @ 04:10 PM | 371 Views
I have been reviewing the various threads about Soft Touch laminating film, which looks to be really good stuff. Downside is the price; everyone refers to it at $95 for a 500 foot roll from MyBinding.com.

But I just googled and found this source in Ontario, that appears to sell the same thing for $48 a roll. With tax and shipping ($26 - ugh) it would cost me $75, but still a bit better than MyBinding,( which has free shipping).

Does anyone have experience with this product who can verify that it is really the same thing, at about half the price?

Thanks.
Posted by KittyWu | Today @ 02:25 PM | 485 Views
Would be glad if you had a look…
My Oldtimer...
Sloping "Thermic 100" (2 min 56 sec)


and my Youngtimer
TABU in a Blast (2 min 14 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 07:46 AM | 1,346 Views


Review Part3 - Volantex Sport Cub 500 RTF with Gyro - Fun Beginner Mode Maneuvers ;-)

Volantex Sport Cub 500
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DmGmUiY16o

Banggood GCRC
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GmDmQ1nVkO

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Grigm-wks

I really like these Micro EPP Planes because they are so durable and easy to fly with Gyro Stabilization.
I also like the fact that they have an Expert or Manual Mode setting to really have Fun!
Let's take a look at the Features and then get it into the air and see how it performs.
We'll evaluate the stock setup can see if any adjustments are necessary.

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #VolantexSportCub500 #SportCub500 #SportCub #SuperCub500 #SuperCub #Cub #V761 #V765

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Volantex Sport Cub 500
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DmGmUiY16o

Spare Parts: ***These Parts are for the Eachine Mini P51D Mustang but I believe they are compatible.

Lipo Battery 1S 360mAh for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/3_7V-360mAh...47791920140372

Eachine 3.7V 380mah 25C Lipo **I use these in the Eachine Mini P51D Mustang with no problem
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-3_7...47791920140372

JJRC H31 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts Battery 3.7V 400mah
https://www.banggood.com/JJRC-H31-RC......Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Today @ 12:47 AM | 2,552 Views
I have spent half the day window shopping ( internet ) and my brain is ready to explode !

I did see a few interesting things , but with minimum orders around 500 to 1000 pieces ( Not dropping $2500 USD on a foam model )

I would like to see a distributor taking on a larger range of models , be nice ..

The other problem is the Ozzi banana ($) , it only worth a little more than half a banana ..

So everything costs more !

I will admit I have a few models to fly , but the weather is not playing nice !

Plus , the low iQ of some from the land of Oz is worrying . Is social distancing really as difficult as rocket science ? ( Apparently )
Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 12:05 AM | 2,744 Views
This is GBLynden's E-flite UMX Turbo Timber Flight Review In Strong Wind With Bonus Footage.

GBLynden's E-flite UMX Turbo Timber Flight Review In Strong Wind With Bonus Footage (3 min 33 sec)

Here are my Review Notes for this E-flite UM Turbo Timber:

Pros:
- Even with I prop I bent without knowing it before the maiden, it still flew really well!
- Wheel plastic piece update over the first E-flite UMX Timber
- It has a 3-bladed prop like the E-flite UMX Cirrus
- A higher 3400kv brushless motor comes with it for more power
- The plane can fly with 550ís as seen in some of my videos.
- Its lights all over the plane are awesome!
- The new chipset they use in this Timber UM allows for telemetry, just not the new advanced Smart Telemetry!

Cons:
- Longer nose compared to the original UMX Timber.
- Shorter flight times compared to the Ultra Micro Timber.

Link to the E-flite Turbo Timber UMX: https://amzn.to/2unWuZu
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Yesterday @ 11:18 PM | 2,818 Views
The front yard was right on the verge of becoming somewhat solid...before this latest "Gully Washer" rolled through and returned it to a near-marsh condition, so no circle-turning gonna happen out there.

Didn't feel like working on any projects, and couldn't spray paint in the liquid air, so decided it was time to turn some fuel to noise, and jam it all together on Movie Maker.

I promise that SOMETHING will actually fly at some point, and I'll video it!

Model Airplane Engine Runs (4 min 38 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 10:53 PM | 2,827 Views
Hey Guys,

I put the Extreme Vanquish MKII together and came away very impressed with the quality of this ARF. It is very good:

Extreme Flight Vanquish MKII F3A RC Pattern Plane Build Review - Exceptional Quality ARF (18 min 6 sec)

Posted by rchrist | Yesterday @ 10:25 PM | 2,850 Views
Need to make little adjustments and should be good to test when I finish the build. Don't want to un-settle my other K110.

It have the k123 swashplate converted to 3mm from 2.5mm and the washout arms from the k130 - a bit long, but ok I guess.

K110 3 blade tail assembly rotor head testing (0 min 38 sec)


Ric...
Posted by skyracer068 | Yesterday @ 08:14 PM | 3,229 Views
I have had the RunCam for a few years now. I canít believe how well this little camera works! Here are my favorite pictures I have taken with the RunCam from over the years....Continue Reading
Posted by Fred1685 | Yesterday @ 05:03 PM | 3,696 Views
Iíll post this again in classifieds. Iím looking for Traxxas Parts. Iím giving my 4-Tec new life and the carbon fiber upgrade. I canít find the aluminum posts for the bell crank anywhere. Any advice is helpful.

Part number: Traxxas 4321x

Any hobby stores with vintage parts bins would help too.
Posted by slopeboulder | Yesterday @ 02:58 PM | 4,141 Views
Two piece wings and tails. Click on "view all images in thread" to see all pics....Continue Reading
Posted by DBSkyout | Yesterday @ 01:45 PM | 4,291 Views
How I preflight my DLG.

RC Sailplane, Discus Launch Glider (4 min 46 sec)

Posted by alex_nikiforov | Yesterday @ 01:02 PM | 4,469 Views
RunCam Racer Nano 2 CMOS 1000TVL 1.8mm/2.1mm Super WDR Smallest FPV Camera 6ms Low Latency Gesture Control OSD for RC Drone

RunCam Racer Nano 2. Управляем жестами. (7 min 58 sec)


Link: RunCam Racer Nano 2
Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 12:01 PM | 4,549 Views
Halloa people

Time for a side-by-side comparison this time ††
on paper the Foxeer Predator 4 & Runcam Racer 3 are very both very similar & capable Racing FPV camera's..
To this I should add that I generally very much prefer the Racer 2 & 3 from Runcam over other camera's.. BUT I am ready to be proven wrong!

Link to the Foxeer cam: Foxeer micro Predator 4 Full-Case version

Link to the Runcam cam: Runcam micro Racer 3

Racing FPV Camera's ? Foxeer micro Predator 4 vs Runcam Racer 3 (16 min 27 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 09:10 AM | 4,869 Views


Review Part2 - Volantex Sport Cub 500 RTF w/Gyro - Tips, Stalls, & Manual Mode

Volantex Sport Cub 500
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DmGmUiY16o

Banggood GCRC
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GmDmQ1nVkO

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1ZQFa8t5ps

I really like these Micro EPP Planes because they are so durable and easy to fly with Gyro Stabilization.
I also like the fact that they have an Expert or Manual Mode setting to really have Fun!
Let's take a look at the Features and then get it into the air and see how it performs.
We'll evaluate the stock setup can see if any adjustments are necessary.

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #VolantexSportCub500 #SportCub500 #SportCub #SuperCub500 #SuperCub #Cub #V761 #V765

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Volantex Sport Cub 500
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DmGmUiY16o

Spare Parts: ***These Parts are for the Eachine Mini P51D Mustang but I believe they are compatible.

Lipo Battery 1S 360mAh for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/3_7V-360mAh...47791920140372

Eachine 3.7V 380mah 25C Lipo **I use these in the Eachine Mini P51D Mustang with no problem
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-3_7...47791920140372

Brushed Motor 10mm Hollow Cup for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood....Continue Reading