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Posted by scruffy1 | Today @ 05:28 AM | 176 Views
i always loved the idea of a seaplane, but most of them were either rather complicated, or looked like a recipe for drowning my radio gear (and the motor, and the lipo)

enter thomas B., prolific designer with a thing for depron and seaplanes; this is his great little pseudo-schneider entry, the jupiter shrimp (links to plans in that thread); he's a regular contributor to modell aviator, and makes me wish i was more capable of comprehending german - ah well... google translate to the rescue

to join the fun, you'll need :
(minimum) 4 channel radio
10-12amp 2-3s esc
3x 5gm (or so) servos
a swag of 6mm and some 3mm depron
a 460 mah or so 3s lipo
a small brushless outrunner to turn a 6-7" prop

the design is very basic; my build complicated it a bit; not necessary for a very fine flyer, but it's in my nature to take the road less travelled and the education gained towards my next depron build is its own reward

anyway, some pictures to grab your interest, and you can follow this link to the rest of the photos of my build
Posted by Rcjay509 | Today @ 01:52 AM | 307 Views
My best friend who got me back into flying gave me a glasair sportsman for my first build. I will be installing new electronics possibly the original motor,servos, etc... I will be posting pictures of the build.If you have any suggestions please feel free to comment.
Posted by Reckless_fpv | Yesterday @ 07:48 PM | 565 Views
Posted by BDOG1 | Yesterday @ 06:39 PM | 642 Views
The wife say's our couch is plane full, I can't argue the point
Posted by RCMC | Yesterday @ 06:35 PM | 638 Views
This plane is the 3D Hobby Shop 75" Edge 540. I'm partial to white planes so I took the orange color scheme and stripped the covering off right out of the box and recovered it in UltraCote White.

The plane has a new DLE-35RA motor and Hitec 7954 servos all around. The elevator and rudder servos are equipped with SWB arms. It has a Tech Aero cutoff switch and an Emcotec switch from Esprit Model in Florida. It also has a Xoar 21x8 prop inside a Tru-Turn 3.5" Spinner.

The motor cowling and canopy were painted in a local auto body shop and the paint looks like a car finish.

This plane has not been flown as of June 23, 2018
Posted by MikePS | Yesterday @ 05:08 PM | 697 Views
Lipos for the pitts
Posted by rc38joe | Yesterday @ 04:14 PM | 739 Views
Hiya Fellow Flyers:

The Annual Omahawks R/C Auction date has been set and the Hall is reserved for our next auction on Sept 30, 2018..

The Omahawks R/C Club is hosting a R/C Auction in Omaha (See attachment) @ Millard Social Hall located at 10508 S 144th St, Omaha, NE 68138 on Sunday September 30th, 2018.

Doors open at 7:00 AM CST, Auction starts promptly at 10:00 AM.

Information will be posted @ Clubs web site at: http://omahawks.org/ in the near future..

Question contact Kevin Hyde at 402-670-8320

Food and Refreshments offer for sale, Admission is $5 kids under 14 are free.
Posted by rc38joe | Yesterday @ 03:25 PM | 775 Views
Hiya Fellow RC flyers:

If your in the Omaha Area, or passing thru feel free to come out to the Omahawks Flying field (near Standing Bear Lake) for some great flying and general RC discussions as well as many many stories about recreational Flying from our 100 Plus Members.... Our Web site can be found at @ http://omahawks.org/ and we are on Face book as well....

The club prides itself on getting the community involved, doing our annual Make-a-wish benefits, and we love to count you as one of our members...

Feel free to contact my through RC Groups or my Gmail Email of yovanguy@gmail.com

Check out the Newsletter link on the Web page, as I am the Editor and publisher on a monthly basis... New submissions are always welcome...

We have many different sub areas of interest in the group as well:

Old Timers
Float Flyers
Control Line
Free Training every Thursday evening weather permitting
Special events.

Upcoming Events

June 28, 2018--6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Training Night
June 29, 2018 -- 7:00 PM -9:00 PM - Club General Meeting at Hawk Field, Dinner and Raffle
July 5, 2018--6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Training Night
July 7, 2018--9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Float Fly W/lunch at Standing Bear Lake
July 11, 2018--9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Old Timer Fun Fly
July 12, 2018--6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Training Night

Hawk Field location can be found here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ha...=en&authuser=0
Posted by BobFromMars | Yesterday @ 02:10 PM | 799 Views
Here is some sample footage from the new Foxeer Monster Pro. Very impressive for a $25 camera.

Foxeer Monster Pro (V3) Sample footage - Topsky F7X DVR (2 min 55 sec)

The video was recorded from my Topsky goggles with an Eachine Pro58 module.

I'll have a full review of the camera coming soon.
Posted by Terry Thorpe | Yesterday @ 12:01 PM | 916 Views
Tried to send a reply message and got this:

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What is a "token" and how can I control when it expires?
How do I "reload the window"?

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Terry Thorpe
Posted by Jonnybgood3 | Yesterday @ 10:35 AM | 975 Views
I was doing a flat turn, stalled a wing and it spun into the ground behind the trees
Posted by Absaroka | Yesterday @ 09:21 AM | 1,022 Views
Touch & go's with the Timber.
Timber (0 min 18 sec)

Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 07:50 AM | 1,071 Views
Hi fellow pilots & rc enthusiasts

NEW Eachine EX2H review Flight & Features tests (Part II) with 1080p HD camera version. Step aside Bugs 3H, this Eachine EX2H has it all and better. As a Bugs 3 upgrade, besides altitude hold, this brushless beauty has options for 720p & 1080p Wifi FPV too.

You can get this here now on a sales promotion: https://goo.gl/543DkT

And the 720p version here: https://goo.gl/YFz8nU

Eachine EX2H review - Flight & Features Tests (Part II) (14 min 59 sec)

Posted by ricardovasc | Yesterday @ 05:27 AM | 1,152 Views
Disclaimer: The following review is based on the unit provided by Banggood for review purposes. The comments and results reflect only the point of view of the author based on the provided unit.

O pessoal da Banggood disponibilizou para testes algumas unidades do transmissor de vdeo para Eachine TX5258, 5.8GHz com 72 canais (incluindo a race band) com chaveamento entre as potncias 25mW, 200mW, 500mW e 800mW.

Vou primeiro apresentar o produto: http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-TX52...p-1248768.html

Dimenses: 32 x 22.5 x 9mm (sem contar com o conector da antena)
Pesio: 8,2g (sem cabos e sem antna)
Potncia ajustvel entre: 25mW, 200mW, 500mW e 800mW
Nmero de canais: 72CH incluindo a race band
Voltagem de funcionamento: 7V a 24V
Corrente de operao: 550mA em 5V e 160mA em 24V
Tem um boto para ajuste de banda/frequncia e para ajustar a potncia de sada
H um display de LEDs para indicar a banda, a frequencia e a potncia
Tem microfone embutido
Voltagem de sada: 5V 300mA (para cmera)
Formato de vdeo: Reconhece automaticamente NTSC ou PAL
Conector da antena: RP-SMA

A mudana de canal, frequncia e potncia deste VTX acontece atravs de um nico boto onde o tempo pressionando o mesmo vai efetuar a mudana de cada um deles.

Por conter a tecnologia Smart Audio, a mudana de canal ainda pode ser feita atravs do OSD do firmware como o Betaflight ou Butterflight. No entanto eu no cheguei a fazer uso deste recurso.

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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:09 AM | 1,173 Views
Yep Les Amis,
MJX BUGS 3 PRO en action ! Aujourd'hui je test l'engin en vol, les diffrents mode de l'application et ses ractions. Agrablement surpris par son positionnement GPS et sa stabilit malgrs les petites rafales de vent ce jour l, il est vraiment scurisant . La porte radio et vido est bonne et mise part un petit souci de compatibilit avec mon smartphone (car c'est un import qui n'est normalement pas prvu pour la France) , tout fonctionne parfaitement bien comme vous pourrez le constater. Je reste sur mon premier avis propos de la vido, les images sont plutt bonnes mais le manque de FPS (25) donne un rendu lgrement saccad sur les vidos en mouvement. La bonne surprise c'est que mme si vous dsactivez le GPS en vol, l'appareil reviendra quand mme son point de dcollage en fin de batterie. En bref, MJX reste sur sa ligne de conduite, un appareil qui l'air fiable et performant mme si quelques petits dfauts (vido) viennent obscurcirent le tableau, pensez que vous pouvez toujours le commander sans camra et y installer la votre ... Bien sur, si vous utilisez la Onepaa vous pouvez galement installer le VTX Onepaa FXT pour avoir le retour d'image en FPV .

MJX BUGS 3 PRO GPS Drone Review Test Démo / Follow me etc ... (27 min 0 sec)

NOTATAZ : 16.5/20 Ca se confirme !

NIVEAU : Dbutants
Les + : Stable, Bon positionnement GPS, Modes de vol fonctionnels, Trs scurisant .
Les - : Vido Saccade (25fps), Autonomie correcte .

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