Posted by precise_builder | Jul 24, 2019 @ 08:15 PM | 1,959 Views
This is my long term project in 1:16 scale for 3 x 70 mm EDFs in 4s configuration.

The model will be semi-composite, using Norbert Rauch foam-balsa-composite method, tail cone and nose cone will be composite, 3D printing parts are considered as well.

As of right now, the tail "cone" plug is ready for creating a mold, the nose is pending.

Engine nacelle and ducting molds are ready.

Tail S-duct is in progress. More pictures are on the way.

To be continued...
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 24, 2019 @ 03:24 PM | 2,238 Views
Review Part2 - KK/LDARC Tiny Wing 450 - Programming, Calibration, & More!

Here is a link to the Video:

This item is courtesy of Banggood.
I thought this Tiny Wing would make for an excellent Micro FPV Wing ;-)
It has several flight modes; 6-axis, 3-axis, and manual.
It's made from EPP Foam which should make it extremely durable ;-)

In this Video I'll show how I setup my Programming & Calibration of this Wing.

Get one today from Banggood!

Here is a link to this Cool Micro Wing:

KINGKONG/LDARC TINY WING 450mm Wingspan EPP FPV PNP With Flight Control

See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by JumperTechnology | Jul 24, 2019 @ 09:33 AM | 1,501 Views
Glad to say that we just had our Facebook group founded.

You can join in our Faccebook group where you'll have technical support and you'll see the most update news from Jumper. Here is the link:

Also we just had hall sensor gimbals of T16 released.

If you can't find the T16 from your local dealer, we have an authorized exclusive agent on Aliexpress. And here is the link:
Posted by fastmax | Jul 24, 2019 @ 07:51 AM | 3,684 Views
The SG106 RTF (Ready To Fly) WiFi FPV Drone with Optical Flow Position Hold, dual cameras, and up to 20 minute flight times is now on sale for only $43.99 with free priority shipping.

Up close look, and flight video coming soon!...Continue Reading
Posted by lawrence4 | Jul 24, 2019 @ 06:56 AM | 2,275 Views

No Aileron T-tail
Motor Eflite 180BLB 3000Kv
LENGTH 735mm
PS. C.G. Not perfect
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Jul 24, 2019 @ 02:25 AM | 2,047 Views
Bent and milled tub chassis made of 5 mm thick aluminum for extreme rigidity.

Aluminum skid plate/chassis reinforcement for the front axle as standard.

Steel reinforcement plate for the chassis in the servo saver area as standard.

Machined connecting plates for the hinge pins with exchangeable plastic inserts as standard.

Front suspension with ball-raced balance beam for the shocks (can also be locked if required) for running on very uneven terrain.

The UFRC Growler GX1 has metal thread inserts in the plastic parts at high-stress mounting points.

Large-volume shock absorbers with oversized 8 mm piston rods.

Very smooth and quiet running transmission with longitudinally mounted motor. Completely encapsulated, no exposed gears. The UFRC Growler GX1 is almost as quiet as a small 1/10th scale car! This is particularly due to the spiral cut bevel gears and helical cut spur gears. The positive connection of the gears on the intermediate shaft is designed as a profiled shaft based on the cycloids of higher level.

Differential cup made of cold extruded aluminum, no fragile cast part!

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!

Driveline parts (drive shafts and cups, gears) and turnbuckles made of chrome-moly steel

Front and rear spindles/uprights prepared for installation of in-wheel brakes.

Roll cage with spare wheel mount and additional protective railings for the roof panel.

Desert buggy design body panels made of clear polycarbonate.

Separate polycarbonate chassis protector.

Prepared for extensive LED lighting with reflectors for improved light output...
Posted by Drinkes | Jul 24, 2019 @ 01:38 AM | 2,467 Views
Plane for this year.

- 1460mm (balsa+foam)
- Aeolian 2820 С3542 1450kv 1000w Motor
- 50a 8S Castle ESC
- APC 8x6, 8x7 Prop
- Emax ES09MA Metal Gear Servos

- 2000-2300g flight weight with 4S 4000-8000ma battery.

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Posted by rclad | Jul 23, 2019 @ 11:43 PM | 2,768 Views
The weather was hot, humid, windy, wet and wild for an IMAC contest in Alto, Michigan, this past weekend. Read part one here. You can learn more about derechos and their destructive power here.
Posted by Ivy long | Jul 23, 2019 @ 10:48 PM | 2,132 Views
AC Input voltage:100-240V
DC Input voltage:11-18V
Charge power:CH1+CH2=150W DC INPUT:120W*2=240W
Discharge power:10W*2
Charge current range:0.1-10A*2
Discharge current range:0.1-2A*2
Current drain for balancing:500mA/cell
Lion/LiPo/LiFe/LiHV cell count:1-6cells*2
NiCd/NiMH battery cell count:1-15cells*2
Pb battery voltage:2-20V*2
Smart Battery:I/II/III*2
ONLY $39
CONTACT:Skype:Butters long
Email:[email protected]
Posted by Ivy long | Jul 23, 2019 @ 10:27 PM | 2,117 Views
HTRC 680AC 80W 6A AC/DC Dual Power RC Battery Balance Charger Discharger
Input Voltage:AC110-240V/DC11-18V
Charger Circuit Power:80W
Discharger Circuit:10W
Charger current range:0.1-6A
Discharger current range:0.1-2A
Current drian for balancing port:350mA/cell
Nicd/NiMh:1-15 cell
LiPo/LiFe/Lilon:1-6 cell
Net Weight:0.433kg
Posted by HD48 | Jul 23, 2019 @ 06:22 PM | 2,088 Views
I have been flying RC since about 1980. At first, I was highly influenced by pattern flying and spent hours working on slow rolls, point rolls, etc. When 3D became popular, I scratch built a number of glow 3D profiles and learned the standard low and slow vocabulary on these, and then began working on this style with larger 3D gassers. In the last few years I've been enjoying foamies and spend a lot of time working on what I now call freestyle flying ( a combination of 3D, XA and precision) in the parks. Even though I still get to the club field at least once a week, I far prefer practicing alone with a foamie.
When it comes to skill I'm just an average duffer, but I truly enjoy trying to improve.

Oh yeah, my user name came about because I recently bought a new Harley Sportster 48. Love that bike!!!!!
Posted by choochoo22 | Jul 23, 2019 @ 05:20 PM | 2,694 Views
For those who would like to build a sailplane setup using the FrSky Operating System on their Horus transmitter but need help getting started or want guidance applying some of the available features, this guide is for you. The approach taken is building a setup from scratch rather than a feature-by-feature description.

The guide was written with an X10s using 1.3.04 firmware and the model files attached are for that system. The Guide and sound files should apply to the X12 as well but the model.bin files will not AFIK. These files are not necessary for following the Guide.

I can consider myself a glider guider by only the loosest definition so I hope my assessment of desired behavior is close enough to be useful and that this guide will save some people time and frustration figuring things out.


EDIT: This is a new version of the files. In the original, the Demo NFM model file accidentally had a screenshot special function enabled. This can be a real help if you need images for a document but a real nuisance if you don't so it was removed. The files are otherwise the same.

Posted by Dave Eichstedt | Jul 23, 2019 @ 03:37 PM | 2,505 Views
The Beaver kits have arrived at the port in LA and are awaiting submission to customs, so they're still on-track.
Posted by Number2 | Jul 23, 2019 @ 03:14 PM | 2,131 Views
Just had a blast flying my UMX Mig-15 ducted fan jet for the first time!

I had only flown very cheap planes before this, but really was only interested in this style plane for now and Iím very happy after the first flight.

Safe allowed me to slowly learn what the High rates and AS3X mode will feel like on first flight.

Highly recommend the plane, itís a joy and a cool piece of history. Just add the park flyer plastics nose and wing tips for added strength, and check all serves before flight and youíll have a great time.

Iím a complete rc plane noob by the way. Awesome.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 23, 2019 @ 10:16 AM | 2,530 Views
Test Flight #1 - HK FW190 WarBird Crash #2 Repair!

Here is a link to the Video:

I have everything repaired after my 2nd Crash with this plane.
I replaced the Motor Mount, 8x4 Prop, and installed a new Receiver.
I don't know if the original Receiver is bad or if it just had a blind spot.
The original Receiver has short antennas and the replacement has long antennas that I have well away from the electronics and obstructions.

Repairs Completed: New Motor Mount, Straightened and re-attached landing gear, replaced the Prop.

This Kit is discontinued but they still have the F6F Hellcat ;-)

Here is a link to the kit:

H-King F6F Hellcat - Glue-N-Go - Foamboard Kit

Here is a link to the Review of this plane:
Review - Hobby King Focke Wulf FW 190 Kit Plane (18 min 8 sec)

Here is a link to these LIPOs:

Here is a link to the Review of these LIPOs:

Here is a link to the Servos:

My Power Setup for this plane:

Motor: Grayson Hobby 2212 2200kv
ESC : HobbyWing 30A
Prop : Gemfan 8040 Composite
LIPO : 3S 2200mah 25C (172 grams)

Thrust : 1070 grams
AMPS : 26.5 (approx. 20 amps in flight at full throttle)
AUW : 582 grams including Micro FPV System
Thrust to Weight Ratio: 1.8:1

See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by DutchRC | Jul 23, 2019 @ 09:10 AM | 3,587 Views
Halloa people

I received a brand new frame from iFlight yesterday.. It's the new version of their conventional freestyle frame..
BUT.. as you might have noticed: they are allso about to release a few RTF versions based on that frame..
In this thread I'll review the frame And build the quad with the same components as the RTF will use...

the frame: iFlight XL5 v4 freestyle frame

the base RTF version: iFlight Nazgul5 entry - Banggood version

There will allso be higher speced version which will only be available from their own site...

iFlight XL5 Version 4 - Nazgul5 - 5" Freestyle FPV Quad Frame - FRAME REVIEW (13 min 30 sec)

type: Freestyle
wheelbase: 227mm
base thickness: 5mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + allu standoffs
weight: 109 grams
chamfered edges: yes.. minute but well done
clean: yes, spotless
buzzer: nope
LED board: nope
battery strap: mine didn't but yours should come with 2
battery anti-skid pad: mine didn't but yours should..
Posted by nigelsheffield | Jul 23, 2019 @ 08:46 AM | 3,547 Views
New trick for me powerloop myself with a whoop?
This was the second battery , using a silverised brushed 716 motor build as I didn't fancy getting hit with a brushless lol!
IGOW entry powerloop myself with a whoop (0 min 45 sec)