Posted by rblubaugh | Mar 27, 2019 @ 11:29 AM | 933 Views
Just for the fun of it, I went and had a copy of the so-called "mini" Telemaster plans. I thought it would be fun to build the small version and (try) to fly it with a geared 400 motor as was suggested in one of the posts I read. We'll see.
Posted by Shufflej | Mar 27, 2019 @ 11:26 AM | 787 Views
So, a problem i didn't have yesterday.
Today after binding my orangerx t6 to my inductrix fpv it was all okay but as soon as i gave throttle it either shut off, shut off/unbinded and some motors started going crazy or it simply unbinded.
Please help this problem isn't going away after around 4-5 batteries.
Posted by rblubaugh | Mar 27, 2019 @ 11:17 AM | 895 Views
A short autobiography - yuck.

For the sake of 'enlightenment' about myself, with one exception, the last time I flew R/C airplanes on a regular basis was the spring/early summer of 1978. I had come through my second Goldberg Falcon 56' which I still have, graduated to an Apprentice, which I also still have although in a state of fuse repair. I did graduate to low wing aircraft with the Top Flight Contender, a nice flying airplane. It too had a hard landing but I have kept it also. The one part of each aircraft the "disappeared" over the years was the motors, we had a (now recovered) child who got into drugs and sold that part of the planes for money. Of course, that's all ancient history.

When I decided to get back into the hobby a few years ago, I found the hobby had progressed beyond my means with gas engines and ARF's, remember, I liked to build models, kits or from plans, that was part of the enjoyment. (there were other planes, I just highlighted the three of them) So, I went to boats, something I could build, even if two dimensional. And now I'm getting back to planes.

I have bought some foamies along with the recommended motors and other electronics, not really understanding the whys and wherefores, especially when they started talking Kv's and watts. I have read some articles about electric motors and batteries but, most definitely, your two articles pulled together what it all meant; for that, I "Thank You" very much.

That's where I'...Continue Reading
Posted by rblubaugh | Mar 27, 2019 @ 11:16 AM | 865 Views
A short autobiography - yuck.

For the sake of 'enlightenment' about myself, with one exception, the last time I flew R/C airplanes on a regular basis was the spring/early summer of 1978. I had come through my second Goldberg Falcon 56' which I still have, graduated to an Apprentice, which I also still have although in a state of fuse repair. I did graduate to low wing aircraft with the Top Flight Contender, a nice flying airplane. It too had a hard landing but I have kept it also. The one part of each aircraft the "disappeared" over the years was the motors, we had a (now recovered) child who got into drugs and sold that part of the planes for money. Of course, that's all ancient history.

When I decided to get back into the hobby a few years ago, I found the hobby had progressed beyond my means with gas engines and ARF's, remember, I liked to build models, kits or from plans, that was part of the enjoyment. (there were other planes, I just highlighted the three of them) So, I went to boats, something I could build, even if two dimensional. And now I'm getting back to planes.

I have bought some foamies along with the recommended motors and other electronics, not really understanding the whys and wherefores, especially when they started talking Kv's and watts. I have read some articles about electric motors and batteries but, most definitely, your two articles pulled together what it all meant; for that, I "Thank You" very much.

That's where I'...Continue Reading
Posted by deanz406 | Mar 27, 2019 @ 11:14 AM | 1,091 Views
In my quest to find suitable warbird models for our local museum, I wanted to add a few more Axis type aircraft to the collection, so that there would be a nice representation from Axis and other countries. I went to the Lebanon, Pa swap meet on Mar 9 and I found a pretty decent Top Flite kit built .60 size Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero W 63" wingspan. I prefer the .60 size planes because they aren't too large or too small, and represent nicely. I also found a ESM ME 109, and a Hangar 9 P47 that I'll assemble and take there later. These planes are in the 1/5- 1/6 scale, and represent nicely.
I decided to start on the Zero 1st as it is fairly old, and had been flown, and had it's share of hangar rash. The covering needed a little ironing, a lot of cleaning, a few patches, and some finishing touches. The cockpit was completely open and unfinished, the landing gear legs were all rusty, and the old K&B 65 was a greasy mess. After getting everything cleaned, I added a balsa floor to the cockpit area, fabbed a pilot seat, and found a suitable pilot. I sanded and wire wheeled the rusty L/G legs, primered and painted them, and reattached the leg covers. The cowl was full of old fuel and oil residue, so I scrubbed it out, and got it ready to install a really nice scale 9 cyl radial into it. I decided to leave the old K&B motor in it, but had to recess it farther back in the motor mount so that the radial motor would fit in the cowl. I cut a piece of threaded rod to extend...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Mar 27, 2019 @ 10:42 AM | 8,787 Views
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mmGKWviusM



Eachine ATX03S 5.8GHz 40CH 25mW/50mw/200mW Switchable FPV Transmitter Smart Audio for RC Drone

Description:
Brand name: Eachine
Item name: ATX03S Mini FPV Transmitter
Output power: 25mW/50mW/100mW/200mW adjustable
Input voltage: 3.3V-5V
5V camera supply, 245mA(MAX)[email protected] (Typical)
5V camera supply, 310mA(MAX)[email protected] (Typical)
5V camera supply, 390mA(MAX)[email protected] (Typical)
5V camera supply, 517mA(MAX)[email protected](Typical)
Video format: NTSC/PAL
Antenna dimensions: 55mm X 2mm diameter
Antenna: IPEX
Frequency: 5.8GHz 5 bands 40 channels
Size: 1916mm(LW)
Weight: 2.959

Features:
* Support 0.01mw Parameter-adjusting Mode.
* 25mW, 50mW, 100mW and 200mW power switchable.
* One button frequency and power setup.
* OSD configuration using smart audio.
* With mic.

Button control channel select mode Channel select
Select 8 channels by simple short presses.
Green LED light on stands for CH1,short presses to change 8 channels sequentially.
For CH2/3/4/5/6/7/8, Green LED flicker once it won't light on
Notice: Green LED only light on for CH1.

Band Select
Press button for 2s,Red LED will flicker,then short presses to select 5 band A/B/E/F/r sequentially.
Notice: Red LED1 only light on for Band A.

Power select
Press button for 4s,Blue LED will flicker,then short presses to select power 25mW/50mW/100mW/200mW sequentially. For 50mW/100mW/200mW, Blue LED flicker once, it won't...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Mar 27, 2019 @ 10:26 AM | 2,136 Views
Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 27, 2019 @ 09:48 AM | 1,310 Views
Glue & Fly Series - F-22 Mini V3(B) - Flight 35! What a Blast!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBoXg-R1niE

I have this Parkjet all trimmed out and have the CG well balanced ;-)
The plane tracks extremely well and stays where you put it.
The Nose stays nice and level with abrupt Full Throttle at level flight ;-)
I measured the CG after getting back from the Flight Session and it is located 45mm forward of the front of the Prop Slot, or 11mm back from the top of the cutout on the KF2 for the Servos.
That's approx. 10mm further back than when I performed the Maiden as it felt a tiny bit nose heavy.
I have found that it takes time getting used to a completely neutral balance on the CG.


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by turbinesolutions | Mar 27, 2019 @ 05:36 AM | 694 Views
Turbine Solutions are pleased to announce the asset acquisition of Wren Power Systems Ltd. Enabling us to offer a greater range of turbine products and services from our base in Barnsley.

A new company has been established to merge operations.

Turbine Solutions will now trade as Turbine Power Solutions Ltd and will be managed by myself and Mr Colin Stephenson as Co Directors.

We will be developing and manufacturing a range of turbines, building on the current Wren range as well as providing support for ALL Wren turbines, past & present, including servicing and repairs.

However, we are Not Wren and all new engines will be branded TS and supplied fully warranted to our exacting standards.

We are currently working hard to get our new ecommerce website established www.turbinesolutions.co.uk, but encourage you to email enquiries to [email protected] to enable our prompt response.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your past support which has encouraged us to make this commitment in creating a leading provider of turbines and support services and look forward to welcoming your enquiries in due course.
Posted by AJWoods | Mar 27, 2019 @ 12:42 AM | 1,945 Views
Latest project, trying to get some of the old Hasbro ships to "fly"

Starwars Sub underwater test (0 min 39 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 26, 2019 @ 10:41 PM | 3,202 Views
This is my E-flite Viper 70mm EDF Jet Maiden Flight Review.

E-flite Viper 70mm EDF Jet Maiden Flight Review (6 min 9 sec)

E-flite Viper Jet Review Notes:

Pros:
- A nicely priced BNF 6S EDF Jet
- Bolts together and doesn't require glue
- Looks better in person, though I still wish they would have picked a different scheme for this jet
- Easy to see in the air
- Plenty of speed for a Beginner EDF Jet
- Lands slow and gentle with full flaps

Cons:
- The canopy arrived scuffed
- They don't provide any tools like Freewing EDF Jets to help snake through wires or for installing hex bolts.
- Connecting all of the wires through the fuse was not easy, so I am glad I had the CrewZinn stand to help.
Posted by RPM314 | Mar 26, 2019 @ 09:05 PM | 940 Views
Hi, all. Next rebuild of this little plane is to take it from a 2.4GHz/5.8Ghz setup to a 900MHz/1.3GHz setup to practice with long range gear and INAV before I finish my next build. Should be great for putzing around golf courses and whatnot.

Materials:
-3mm XPS (HK brand depron)
-4mm x 1mm flat CF
-1/4in x 1/8in balsa stick
-1/16in balsa sheet
-1/16in polyethylene (for skidplates)
-packing tape (red, black)
-Foam Tac, hot glue, CA
-rando neodymium magnets

Electronics:
-RCX 1306 2300Kv motor / TGY 5x5" prop
-DYS 12A ESC
-CNHL 3s 350mAh packs
-Matek F411-MINI FC
-FrSky R9MM Rx
-Turnigy 5g servos
-Foxeer arrow micro cam on a pan servo
-200mW 1.3GHz VTx, homemade dipole antenna
-misc. voltage regulators, 5V and 12V

Specs:
-750mm span
-12dm^2 area
-0.3 taper ratio
-270mm sweep
-KFm4 foil
-172g (1p) / 203g (2p) AUW

EDIT: It flies! Here is proof:
Viper 2.2 (2 min 7 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by mike_kelly | Mar 26, 2019 @ 05:24 PM | 8,974 Views
A man of his word, OlliW has finished the modified Notify node firmware that supports the larger 1.3' OLED display. My old eyes are very happy

In the UAVCAN UC4H DIsplay node set the parameter:
Display Type =0 for 1306 based or =1 for SH 1106 based displays.


Posted by teoplays | Mar 26, 2019 @ 04:21 PM | 2,010 Views
Posted by JohnCC | Mar 26, 2019 @ 03:12 PM | 12,049 Views
I'm excited. Mobula 7 HD newer batch of stock is preordered for upcoming review on my channel!



I got a coupon for you guys and it's a pretty good deal. Caddx Turtle V2 HD camera costs about $65 by itself and the regular Mobula7 costs about $90. You get the newer frame on the HD, canopy, motors, f4 flight controller, and juicy high definition whooping. Coupon code for Mobula 7 HD is ttxbg10 will make it $144.90 Just make sure to pick the correct receiver from the CN warehouse.



Full disclosure: it's an affiliate link; but this is an actual good deal if you're looking for Mobula 7 HD.
Posted by fafa20 | Mar 26, 2019 @ 01:21 PM | 667 Views
My shop accessories for DJI and tailor-made on demand

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Posted by Jerrymcc | Mar 26, 2019 @ 01:07 PM | 235 Views
I'm selling this 40% aviation models yak. It has a zdz210 engine- 8611 jr servos-power box- Sullivan smoke pump.
Posted by scousethief | Mar 26, 2019 @ 12:54 PM | 9,123 Views
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vDmvdzgHDN
LINK
US$135.80 Promo Price



ITS ARRIVED !!!

WOW , talk about Amazing value for money , i am literally gob smacked by both the quality of the parts and by what you receive for the money. WOW.

Volantex 759-3 Phoenix 2400 2400mm Wingspan EPO RC Glider Airplane PNP

Description:
Brand Name: Volantex
Item number: 759-3 Phoenix 2400
Wingspan: 2400mm
Overall Length:1132mm
Flying Weight: 1160g
Prop Size: 1060 Folding Prop
Motor Size: 4023 1050KV Brushless
Speed Control: 40A brushless ESC
Servo: 9gram Servo * 6pcs
Minimum Age Recommendation:14 years
Experience Level:Beginner
Recommended Environment:Outdoor
Assembly Time:Less than 1 Hour
Is Assembly Required:Yes

Features:
* Click & plug Easy Wing Mounting.
* Durable Plastic Fuselage.
* Professional Level Glider.
* Sporty flying performance.

Requires parts (Not included):
Recommended Battery: 11.1V 2200mAh 25C Li-po Click here
Charger: 3S LiPo balancing charger, 0.5A Click here
Radio: 2.4Ghz 6-Channels Click here

Package Included:
1x Volantex 759-3 Phoenix 2400 2400mm Wingspan EPO RC Glider Airplane PNP

The HUGE box arrived damaged as you can see in the picture. The box was wrapped in two Parcel Force bags leading me to assume that the damage occurred at the hands of Parcel Force and was not the fault of the original shipping company. Luckily there was NO damage at all to the contents, not even a tiny blemish.


All of the parts...Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | Mar 26, 2019 @ 10:01 AM | 2,511 Views
Halloa guys

so yes.. aparantly Diatone has been in this RC multirotors game for 7 years by now :O They must have then be in it from kinda the start?
Congrats on lasting this long offcourse Diatone! And see here.. A 7-year anniversery edition FPV racer It definately looks special I'd say

Link to the quad: Diatone GTR549 / GTR569 anniversery edition
And offcourse there are all kinds of errors on BG's page :P

To start things of.. a detailed overview:

Diatone's 7th Anniversary GTR549 / GTR569 Mk3 Racing Quad - Show & Tell (20 min 55 sec)


Specifications:
type: racing quad - Streched X
wheelbase: 230 mm
frame base: 5mm
flight controller: Mamba F405 16MB flash
ESC: Mamba F40 4-in-1 40A Dshot600
motors: MB2207 2650KV or 1750KV
props: Gemfan Hurricane 51499x3
camera: Foxeer Predator v3
VTX: TBS Unify 5V - 800mW max
lipo: 4S or 6S depending on version
receiver: none, comes with FrSky R-XSR plug
OSD: yes
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: nope