Posted by Prep H | Jan 07, 2021 @ 10:26 AM | 2,958 Views
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 07, 2021 @ 08:04 AM | 7,318 Views

GFS T-33 Shooting Star Micro ParkJet Prototype 22"(559mm) Wingspan - Test Session 2 & New Elevator!

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Racerstar Racing Edition 1306 BR1306 4000KV 1-2S Brushless Motor

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10pcs Gemfan 5030 ABS Direct Drive Orange Propeller

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Posted by Jack Crossfire | Jan 07, 2021 @ 03:14 AM | 24,214 Views
Another incremental improvement. It needs a piece spreading the struts on top, but is otherwise useful. It currently uses a bend in the wheel forks to adjust height. It would be stronger if the wheel forks were straight & it adjusted the strut height, with the struts having a spreader on top. This reduces ground clearance, though.

The rod ends split if they're tightened with a socket wrench. They have to be tightened with pliers.

The battery compartment could have more ground clearance if it had bends like the steering section. This would require gluing a lot more pieces.

After ordering another $40 of PLA, it became clear that perfection really requires a way to recycle PLA. Every model is otherwise going to end 90% of the way there.
Posted by VicT | Jan 06, 2021 @ 11:01 PM | 29,303 Views
The method described here applies to the Eflite Conscendo motorglider but can be used for other motorgliders.
When the stock canopy can’t be replaced or interferes with batteries and other components the plastic canopy is an alternative.

Start with an empty 2 liter soft drink bottle. The tinted green plastic showers the outline of a scale canopy and the tint filters much of the sunlight from fading the interior components.

The bottle has a vertical seam and label that should be avoided. The vertical seam can be used to measure a centerline of one or two canopies. The template plan shows dimensions for the Conscendo canopy. Use a Sharpie permanent marker and start by putting a mark 23 mm away from the bottom horizontal seam. The permanent ink is easily removed later with alcohol later. This initial mark is where the paper template can be taped in place along with small pieces of tape on the side of the paper template. The photo shows 2 canopy outlines on the bottle before they are cut out. The initial cut does not have to be exact as the canopy side edges should be cut with a straight edge and an Exacto #11 blade or a box cutter. The straight edges will be lined up along the decals and act as a straight hinge line with clear book tape. The inside of the canopy gets taped as well. The clear tape is used to make a band that slides aft and forces the canopy tight against the fuselage top and sides. After the canopy is hinged measure the circumference if the canopy and fuselage about halfway back. Pull out a piece of tape a little longer than the circumference and wrap it around the canopy with the sticky side out. This inner band will be covered with a second layer of tape on the outside. The outside band should be about half the width of the inner band. This will allow the band to be slid forward and away from the fuselage for final trimming with scissors. The band can be any width. I used scissors to cut a band about 1/2 inch wide.
Posted by PittSpecial | Jan 06, 2021 @ 09:37 PM | 29,399 Views
Wednesday morning (January 6th, 2021)

Electric Setup can be found at:

Got to the RC Club field exactly at 8:43am and no one around. Call Bill M. and he told me that there were 10 cars but, apparently they left pretty early. (Too Cold for these guys! LOL!)

I flew my now favorite RC airplane model known as the Hangar9 P-51D Mustang RED TAIL PTS and it flew for almost seven (7) minutes right at 1/2 throttle and the 4-cell still registered 15.63 Volts from a fully charge state of 16.78 Volts! Which means that after flying the model, each cell still had 3.9 Volts and duration could have been longer!

Earlier yesterday, I had an opportunity to finally install the wheel strut covers and had to adjust the right strut some with shim material (prop spacer) to make the right strut perfectly 90 degree to the wing surface when main gear is Down. This allowed the wheel and strut to tuck in the same amount to the Left wheel and strut.

The wheel - strut covers were left ample space at the bottom (without any attachment) in case the model landed hard and strut spring would depress on landing as all will happen is the bottom end of the wheel - strut cover will move outward without damage as soon as it makes contact to rubber tire.

Well, the landing was a kiss the ground and no issues!

I Love this model and can’t understand why it was discontinued.��

A few pictures before flight and post flight.
Posted by BDOG1 | Jan 06, 2021 @ 09:21 PM | 29,030 Views
I got out 2 times last week for some flying but did not take any picture,I could get used to this as a regular outing
The forecast was for a max of 9 mph today so I thought I would give it a try on a other wise grey dull day with temps in the mid 30's
I brought out my lite weight Kato to see if she would stay up.
Also I brought out a new 1mtr EPEE DLG for it's maiden on the hill
Posted by Bobwheet | Jan 06, 2021 @ 03:58 PM | 29,038 Views
Skyray RTF
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 06, 2021 @ 01:08 PM | 29,305 Views
Some progress on the CF-100 Canuck....
Covering the nacelles with brown paper
Posted by Keith Kindrick | Jan 06, 2021 @ 12:19 PM | 28,776 Views
I have one waiting for me to get to it after my Grand Esprit project.

CRAZY AEROBATICS with NEW PROP and LIVE DATA - Explorer Q (5 min 49 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Jan 06, 2021 @ 12:01 PM | 28,537 Views
Everything went well till the first flight. Not sure what's the issue... maybe the sensor? Any ideas?
Insta360 BetaFPV SMO4k (2 min 32 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 06, 2021 @ 12:00 PM | 28,610 Views
Halloa people

sooo.. is analogue FPV still a thing in 2021 Personally I still very much enjoy flying analogue eventhough I also have the DJI stuff..
So here we have a brand new box-style goggle from Skyzone.. and it's definately not an entry level goggle.. I'd say it being suitable for people that wear glasses and it's receiver are strong selling points...

Link to it: Skyzone Cobra - analogue FPV goggle

So.. what does analogue's FPV last stand look like??

Skyzone - Eachine Cobra S & Cobra X FPV Goggle with RapidMix receiver (34 min 8 sec)

resolution: HD 1280 X 720
panel-type: LCD
field of view: 50 degrees
focus adjustable: Nope
receiver(s): replaceable "Fatshark" module
diversity: Yes
signal-integration: Yes! "RapidMix"
dvr: Yes H264
video IN: HDMI in
video OUT: analogue AV out
fan: Yes
headtracker: Yes, integrated
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jan 06, 2021 @ 06:42 AM | 28,705 Views
When this Covid thing got all started, I was a tad stunned, and as time moved forward, I had less and less to say. Bill Kubiak had died back in September, internet noise was getting louder and louder, and somewhere between the puppy park and here, I learned I was hiding. I've been cussed out for not flying in the local club ( who are a bunch of propellorheads) mooched on for various 'on the fly' projects, and very frustrated with these foam birds which never go together as 'planned'
Living with a real borderline wife has a lot to do with real flight: 90% boredome with 10% shear panic. Missy gets scared of her outbursts also, and sometimes she walks dad slower than 'normal' (3X a day).
Birdwise, I'm nervous of all this high speed tech that I can't keep up with, and learning these "above my paygrade" technologies.
My biggest frustration with my time spent here, is after 1000's of hours playing CAD, there were either very few requests, or CAD NIGHTMARES
Ask questions- I have answers!
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Jan 06, 2021 @ 06:04 AM | 28,900 Views
Yep Les Amis,
TOP ... et FLOP !!! Dans cette vidéo de rentrée 2021, Yacine et moi avons testés 2 nouveaux produits, le Geelang LIGO78X et le masque COBRA X. Nous sommes tombés d'accord sur ces deux extrêmes, un est un TOP produit et l'autre est un FLOP ! Nous avons également effectué ensemble les tirages au sort des cadeaux du dernier Live et du concours permanent (3 lots). ... Bon Film, merci à tous pour votre soutien et encore une fois ... BONNE ET HEUREUSE ANNEE 2021.

SKYZONE COBRA X et Geelang LIGO78X - Review Test Démo - Tirage de la BONNE ANNEE !!! (39 min 51 sec)

NOTATAZ Geelang : 10/20 pas convaincu !
NOTATAZ COBRA X : 19/20 Excellent !

- Eachine & Skyzone Cobra X ou S (coupon BGCobrasx ) :
- Antennes Pagoda :
- Antennes Patch :
- Antennes (pack 1er prix mais efficace) :
- Batterie 18650 Li-ion 4000mAh :
- Outil démonte hélice URUAV :

- Geelang LIGO78X Gopro :

- TABLEAU DES PROMOS ET COUPONS BANGGOOD 2020 RC et ACCESSOIRES (remis à jour régulièrement, en utilisant ces liens, vous aidez la chaîne, ) :

- Ma page BANGGOOD ( gardez ce lien en favori ou raccourci pour vos achats sur Banggood ) :

- Si Vous voulez aider la chaîne avec un don (tous les dons servent à alimenter les vidé...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Jan 06, 2021 @ 06:03 AM | 28,716 Views
Dans ce Live, Yacine et moi allons parler de produits sympas que j'ai déjà testés en vidéo ou que je testerai très bientôt, ...

TazLive - TOPS & PREVISIONS pour 2021 ... (2 hr 25 min 24 sec)

- TABLEAU DES PROMOS ET COUPONS BANGGOOD 2020 (remis à jour régulièrement, pour aider la chaîne, gardez ce lien en favori ou raccourci pour vos achats sur Banggood ) :

_ FAIRE UN DON A LA CHAÎNE _ ( tous les dons servent à alimenter les vidéos en produits ou matériel ) :

Reçu et à tester ...
- Protek 25 Analog (coupon BGZPT25 ) :
- GEPRC Crocodile Baby 4 pouces analogique (coupon BGFRCRO ) :
- HGLRC Motowhoop 90 HD : ou
- Barre de son Blitzwolf (coupon BGESFRSDXR ) :
- Eachine & Skyzone Cobra X (coupon BGCobraS20 ) :
- 35g GEELANG WASP V2 (coupon BGWASP15 ) :
- Geelang LIGO78X ( coupon BgcLuBofErtA10 ) :
- SKYZONE SKYO4X (coupon BGSKY04X22 ) :
- Fatshark Attitude V6 (coupon BGFATV6 ) :

Il y aura deux tirages au sort en direct pour les cadeaux des 2 vidéos précédentes :
- EMAX INTERCEPTOR Pack RTR (coupon bGhOnEy10 ) :
- MOTO Stunt HC-801 (promo Noël) :

Et également un CADEAU à gagner pendant ce live !!! (La règle sera expliquée en direct)

Nouvelle reglementation Drone :

#Live #banggood #FPV #racer #goggles #drone
Posted by mutha | Jan 06, 2021 @ 05:21 AM | 28,372 Views
Here is a TopFire 6 Channel Radio I am going to gift someone and a little info about it.
(Plus some bonus information...)

Also a link to the free Multiplex Multiflight Simulator software - Limited but really good - (you can also buy the full version)
The TopFire Tx has a 3.5 mono port on the side which can be used for most Simulators

- So, a couple of informative videos from the U toob
(also a picture of a setup you could use for say a Cheap-n-Easy or similar - any plane really)

1st Vid is about Binding the TopFire with some good safety tips and stuff

2nd Vid is good information on using cheaper Tx's for a Simulator

And ... thirdly that Multiflight Link.

TopFire Bind process
Topfire Bind Process FINAL DVD (8 min 28 sec)

Using the TopFire for a Simulator (it has a 3.5 mon jack on the side...)
Connect any RC to your computer to use it on any flight simulator or video games (10 min 19 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Jan 06, 2021 @ 01:25 AM | 29,033 Views
The next steering module looked like a darth vader respirator. The honeymoon with isogrids started to wear off. It's been a time consuming exercise. More parts are just using infilled cubes because they're much faster to model. Infill is the same as isogrids, but hidden. A test panel uses 7.4m for an isogrid & 9.5m for a 25% infilled cube with the same wall thickness.

Traction module was disappointing to glue. Gluing right angles was a failure. Right angles have to be printed into the part as before. Made the bathtub a single glued part, with temporary farsteners.

The last lunchbox had a tire change which turned into another major repair. Silicone caulking didn't survive on tires, so it was back to waterproof sealant & another lean towards ordering more tires. Surprised how worn down the ABS parts became, after 5 years. Even parts which don't get bashed are wearing down from years of slight rubbing.
Posted by coriolan | Jan 05, 2021 @ 10:17 PM | 28,503 Views
As the Canadian winter is on us I let my mind wander in warmer places! Always had a certain fascination for a not so well known part of Brazilian history from the end of the Empire to the 1940's. The "Cavalos do Cão" is a very aggressive wasp which attack much larger spiders in order to feed its young.

It is also the tittle of a popular song in the Northeast dating back to the Cangacieros period. Zé Ramalho is a contemporary artist but the short movie was done in 1936 by Benjamin Abrahão Botto and show Lampiao, Maria Bonita, Corisco and Dada in the Caatinga
Zé Ramalho - Cavalos do Cão (com fotos e videos do cangaço) (3 min 25 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Jan 05, 2021 @ 09:53 PM | 28,600 Views
Umx Turbo Timber bound and set up (2 min 9 sec)

It lives ...

Battery will be a 300mAh from OMPHobby T720 ..
Flying weight looks to be around 122 grams
Battery will make CG
Ailerons have - 50% / 75% / 100% rates
Elevator / Rudder have 100%
Expo is 40% for now . This may need to change .
Motor / Prop pulls 6 amps ... ( Will need to explore propeller options )

BIND ( To Taranis Qx7 with multi protocol module )

Tx = DSMx-22

I turned on the Tx and got it ready to bind .
Turned on the UMX TT
Once the TT had beeped and thrown the control surfaces around some and STOPED !
I then activated the bind in the Tx ..
5 Seconds or so later the Tx was bound to the TT ..

CH5 is for flying modes ( Stability or not ) = You may need to reverse the Ch to get the mode you want for switch position
CH6 is for the Flaps - I slowed mine down 0.5 seconds up and down .
I did need to reverse my rudder ..

And here we are ! TT is back in the box and Tx is set up , battery is charged . Just need for the weather to co operate - Which might be next week ?
We are having a bit of a wintery summer so far ..
Cool / wet and windy !
I dont mind the cool , I dont mind the wet , but the wind can take a hike !
Posted by Justwingit | Jan 05, 2021 @ 09:09 PM | 28,780 Views
Brent Hecht's very cool P-80 Shooting Star, bashed from a Freewing T-33 !
Freewing T-33 Shooting Star 80mm EDF Jet - P-80 bash by Brent Hecht! (5 min 52 sec)

This great little model flies absolutely great and Brent put on quite the display with it over Rabbit Dry Lake recently...

Enjoy the flight !

Posted by old4570 | Jan 05, 2021 @ 08:45 PM | 28,564 Views
Whats to worry about ?

Well , whats to worry about is reverse polarity ...
The UMX Whipit - the batteries are reverse polarity when compared to other batteries used in drones ..
Look the same / same size / capacity etc .. Only the whip has reverse +- .. ( So you cant use cheap generic batteries perhaps ? )
This in my opinion is dirty pool !

Why reverse the battery plug except to shaft the end user ?

So next I have to plug in a 2s battery and see what happens !

It is a little worrisome !