Posted by GRW3 | Apr 28, 2019 @ 10:03 AM | 1,442 Views
The title to this blog post is a quote from the Propbusters movie below… I agree…

These two movies are available on Amazon Prime and I recommend them both. RC Propbusters: Untold is an intimate look at modeling in Connecticut but it could be anywhere. It will have the most appeal to this group. Model Citizen is about model railroading and while that is not a focus of this group it says a lot of meaningful things about the importance of a hobby.

One of the things apparent in both films is that modeling is primarily an adult pursuit. I have felt for decades that the AMA has wasted a lot of resources trying to return to the halcyon days when model aviation was the rage among the youth of America. It’s proba why they went so gaga over multirotors. Those days aren’t coming back. Better they spend money advertising with AARP than what they have done. I’m not saying there shouldn’t be youth outreach, just that it shouldn’t be so consuming. It should be more along the lines of EAA’s Youmg Eagles program. There - Visible - Far from the primary emphasis.

RC Modeling may actually be suffering from this overemphasis on kids by making our hobby appear childish. This is a great hobby for adults. It is a great stress reliever. It keeps your fine motor skills going. It gets you outside away from the TV. It lets you participate in man’s greatest desire - to fly.
Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 28, 2019 @ 03:21 AM | 1,619 Views
In 1080p 60fps - Here is the raw uncut footage of my 1-year old Freewing F-22 Raptor High Performance 4S 64mm EDF Jet.

Freewing F-22 Raptor High Performance 4S 64mm EDF Jet - Fun Flight (4 min 26 sec)

Purchased about a year ago through Motion RC, this was my first Freewing 64mm EDF Jet. Prior to this I had only been flying Eflite UMX EDF Jets, so this Freewing 4S 64mm EDF Raptor was my "stepping stone" into the 64mm EDF class. Since then I've been flying a variety of EDF Jets from the 50-70mm EDF class. However, I somehow let a year go by without getting at least one flight video of my Freewing F-22 Raptor HP 4S 64mm EDF Jet.. until now.

A year late, but here's a fun flight video from this past weekend. Hope you enjoy the show!

----FLIGHT SETUP & MODIFICATION DETAILS----

Powered by a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C lipo, weighing in at 243 grams. The CG was measured at 88mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root. Weight without lipo installed is 837 grams. Flight Timer was set to 3:40 minutes. Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter and using a Lemon RX LM033 DSMX 7-Channel Stabilizer / Receiver.

Modifications from stock were minimal:
1) A double spray coating of Minwax Satin Polycrylic Finish over the entire airframe.
2) A foam brush-applied coating of JB-Weld 5-Minute Clear Epoxy over the leading edge trim of the air intakes (to create a hardened reinforced surface against frontal landing abrasion), followed with Polycrylic over the epoxy-coated...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Apr 27, 2019 @ 11:00 PM | 1,138 Views
Well , not much unfortunately ...

Mini Surfer 800 - Ready to maiden !
But - A cold front rolled in and we have wind and rain ..
A quick check of the weather say's Monday might be the only day to play
Every other day promises some very decent wind for those wind turbines ....

Bixler HLG Project
Was put on hold for the Mini Surfer 800
I got some more 4ch FS2A Rx , so soldered one up the other day ...
Goal is to get some servos working for the Rud / Ele
Oh by the way , I have gone with a all moving ele for this one ... ( Might be interesting )
Hopefully will have a flying Bixler HLG soon ...

The old Gearbox is churning for a new DLG !
Kind of thinking / leaning toward 800mm , and use one of the WLtoys 949 control boards ..
I was thinking Ail / Ele with a fixed vertical fin ...

Come on WLtoys , make a small DLG already ... Something a little larger than the UMX Whipit ( 700mm )
On the Whipit , still not available . Even though it was promised for April availability here in Oz ..
I have set aside $100 for a Stock-Whip .... ??????????????

Get it ????

Stockwhip ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockwhip


Posted by GBLynden | Apr 27, 2019 @ 01:56 PM | 1,457 Views
This is my second flight with the ZOHD Talon GT Rebel. what a sweet plane!

ZOHD Talon GT Rebel Long Range FPV RC Plane Second Flight (4 min 3 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Apr 27, 2019 @ 01:45 PM | 1,163 Views
WINNER! Free Micro FPV Build Stuff – Gratitude Giveaway Was a Blast! Thanks to all who participated and for your continued support of TMac FPV!!
MICRO FPV GIVEAWAY WINNER (7 min 49 sec)

Posted by Tazkiller85 | Apr 27, 2019 @ 05:01 AM | 1,171 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Pas déçu pour le prix ! Voici un des petits derniers de chez MJXRC, le X104G. Léger, costaud et très sécurisant, ce petit appareil brushed équipé d'un GPS sera parfait pour vous initier au pilotage et vous permettra même de pouvoir prendre quelques clichés et petites vidéos. Les photos sont propres, les vidéos un peu moins mais la sécurité est au rendez vous c'est sur. Avec toutes ses fonctions de retours au point de décollage (RTH) , vous ne le perdrez pas facilement ! En bref, un petit engin bien sympathique pour les débutants selon moi. Bon vol à Tous ...

X104G MJXRC - Review Test Démo - Brushed GPS / Résultat du Concours !!! (36 min 27 sec)


NOTATAZ : 17/20 Hyper sécurisant !

Niveau : Débutants
Les + : Bonne autonomie, Sécurisant, Fiable, Résistant .
Les - : Qualité vidéo moyenne, Précision GPS (à tester sans vent)

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- X104G Site MJXRC : http://www.mjxrc.net/goodshow/x-series-x104g.html

Pour Commander :
- X104G : http://bit.ly/2XKgTRq

Mon matériel :
- Caméra Firefly 8S : https://goo.gl/HL2CE5
- Stabilisateur smartphone ZHIYUN SMOOTH Q : https://goo.gl/DDFc3v
- ONEPAA X2000 Caméra : https://goo.gl/boQZ2Z
- Caméra DBPOWER 4K (écran tactile) : https://goo.gl/iqRRrv
- Micro cravate (casquette): https://goo.gl/n3cVHN
- Chargeur ISDT D2 : https://goo.gl/hvYRKp
- Chargeur AOKoda 1S : https://goo.gl/...Continue Reading
Posted by UpNup | Apr 26, 2019 @ 08:03 PM | 1,872 Views
Plastic models help me study a plane that I hope to build someday. While investigating canard planes I tripped across the Macross DY-30 Chronos. It’s a transformer from PlayStation videogame only available in Japanese.

The plane is very close to modern jets. While evaluating a number of them I discovered the Russian SU-35/37 Super Flanker Jet. So I found the plastic model in China and bought it with no problems. I had to make lots of parts and trim the canards to match photos.

Here’s some photos of my version. The model will serve as a guide some day for a jet.
Posted by JohnCC | Apr 26, 2019 @ 05:25 PM | 2,591 Views
The ToolkitRC M8 / Hobbymate D6 Elite provides an all-in-one hobby electronic toolset and charger for your drone workbench or field.

Not only can you can use it as a 300w 15amp charger, it's a step-up power supply, a receiver tester, a battery resistence checker, and so much more. I bought it, and overall I'm happy with it.

ToolkitRC M8 / Hobbymate D6 Elite Charger & Tools (17 min 0 sec)


► Banggood: https://bit.ly/2UXc626
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► Amazon: https://amzn.to/2W9s7Pa
Posted by Jyester | Apr 26, 2019 @ 09:54 AM | 1,180 Views
Hello all i recently upgraded my DYS xdr220 with a HGLRC f4proV6 aio board. The old board was a dinosaur compared to whats on the market today. I didnt want to break the bank or buy something that had a bunch of features i was not going to use.
The HGLRC f4proV6 board is a aio(all in one) meaning it has current sensor, filtered cam/vtx for best possible picture clearness. The board is 6S capable and will except up too 200A, thats a big wow!! The board out of the package came with antenna connector or extension, buzzer, and a cap which needs to be soldered on. The board layout is very easy to follow as it has two ports for wiring in your Rx a no brainer, and lights and buzzer if you want lights, the buzzer is a must. The vtx is integrated into the board and all you need to do is solder your camera's wires to the board and your in business. Soldering the esc's to the board is also a no brainer and i like the fact that you can solder the negativer or ground wires together on the same pad, as there is a single pad for the signal wire. It only took me 15 minutes to solder all wires to the board as they were already in place from when i removed the main dys aio board that came with the 220. I had to drill a hole in the top back of the canopy for the antenna extension cable to be mounted and it came out clean. I needed about 8 small nylon stand offs to mount the board to the frame and also to raise the canopy a little as i wanted plenty of air to flow over the board. I need to...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 26, 2019 @ 09:06 AM | 1,245 Views
48cm EPP Glider Conversion - Control Surface Deflection Setup



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyK7vQoA5Do

After completing the Aileron & Elevator MODs included in the Plans & Template I'm very happy with the Acrobatic nature of this Converted Glider ;-)

In this video we provide our Control Surface Deflection Setup so you will have a successful Maiden Flight of this Glider.

We also included some closeup images of the Servos & Linkages as per request.

Take a look at our latest flight videos and you'll see why this setup is awesome ;-)

Here is a link to the Project Conclusion video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OilrzPsnKuk

Here is a link to the Updated Plans & Templates video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSQsFa0sKs

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T

Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372


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Posted by Bill M - RC | Apr 26, 2019 @ 07:04 AM | 1,353 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

NEW ZLRC SG906 Beast 4K Dual GPS 5G WiFi FPV Foldable RC Drone Optical Flow Positioning RTF Introduction – Review coming soon on this channel.

If this does what it says it should do, this is going to be a very cheap competitor in the foldable gps quadcopter drone market.

You can get this NEW ZLRC SG906 Beast 4K Dual GPS 5G WiFi FPV Foldable RC Drone Optical Flow Positioning RTF here now: http://bit.ly/2V0Ngi7

Get a $20.00 discount using this limited offer coupon code: RHUKPOEZ

NEW ZLRC SG906 Beast Introduction - Review coming soon (2 min 36 sec)

Posted by PandShobbies | Apr 26, 2019 @ 05:21 AM | 987 Views
This is where I will be posting the HPI items we have for sale. Will update daily. (List not complete)

15233 PULLSTART SHAFT HOLDER (ASSEMBLED) - $27
72131 SLIPPER CLUTCH PAD (2pcs)
73510 Shock Parts/Ball End Set - $16
86270 UNIVERSAL DOGBONE 8x93mm - $25
86827 Alloy Differential Case - $13
87410 6x60x4mm Front Lower Brace (Purple) - $3
A261 Stainless Steel Suspension Shaft Set - $16
A520 ARM BRACE SET - $17
A856 - HEAVY-DUTY 38 TOOTH FINAL GEAR (P1x38T) - $26
B023 BALL BEARING 6x13x5mm (2pcs) - $20

Megatech 22162 Aluminum Rear Upper Arm Set (Purple) - $25
Megatech 22163 Aluminum Rear Suspension Arms (Purple) - $29
Posted by Markus Gritsch | Apr 26, 2019 @ 04:31 AM | 17,817 Views
STM32F405 source code on GitHub: https://github.com/markusgritsch/STM32F405-Omnibus
Omnibus board used: https://www.banggood.com/Micro-20x20...p-1132495.html
pros: • Good for development because of the broken out SWD pads, • faster processor clock at 168 MHz
cons: • Noisy switch mode step down converter which makes the gyro unusable at or above 3S
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STM32F411 source code on GitHub: https://github.com/markusgritsch/STM32F411-NOXE
NOXE board used: https://www.banggood.com/20x20mm-Bet...p-1310419.html
pros: • good MP1584 step-down switching regulator
cons: • No SWD pads, • 100 MHz, but can easily do 8k loop
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The firmware uses the Bayang protocol (• 8 digital aux channels, • 2 analog aux channels, • telemetry for battery voltage, packet count, PID tuning, • low latency 5 ms packet period, • autobind) via a SPI-connected XN297 or nRF24L01+ radio module.
...Continue Reading
Posted by Bill M - RC | Apr 25, 2019 @ 08:43 PM | 1,222 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts


NEW KINGKONG/LDARC TiNY GT7 2019 V2 review. This new release KINGKONG/LDARC TiNY GT7 2019 V2 2S FPV Racing Whoop Drone with Betaflight F3, 10A Blheli_S Esc’s, 800TVL Cam, 5.8Ghz 25mW VTX, Smart OSD v2 review shows indoor & race track flying, FPV views, vtx and camera performance....fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.

You can get this KINGKONG/LDARC TiNY GT7 2019 V2 2S FPV Racing Whoop Drone here now: http://bit.ly/2U6MUGa

Use this limited offer coupon: KINGKONGGT7
for a discount on this too
expiry date: 2019-05-30


TINY GT7 2019 V2 2S Brushless FPV Racing Drone review - Indoor, Racetrack, FPV, Vtx & Camera test (4 min 58 sec)

Posted by RC Roundtable | Apr 25, 2019 @ 05:02 PM | 1,812 Views
Episode 79: "Celebrate with Leather" is now live!
http://rcroundtable.com/podcasts/mp3/RCR_episode_79.mp3

In this episode, we went live on YouTube to talk about:
-Flex Innovations FV-31 Cypher VTOL (1:07)
-Top-Flite RTC warbirds (9:20)
-Full-scale aviation news (13:45)
-FAA NPRM update (20:15)
-Fitz's regatta report (28:18)
-Terry's workbench (42:40)
-Fitz's workbench (50:05)
-Lee's workbench (1:03:34)
-Warbirds over JSC (1:20:53)

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].