Posted by mechmove | Aug 21, 2019 @ 11:38 PM | 569 Views
This is a fast 1-day trip for anyone residing in So Cal. The terrain is so unusual, its as if you are in another country:

Of interest special here, on the other side of the island is Inspiration Point, about a 30/45 -minute walk from the port of entry. This is the “million dollar” view of other inaccessible islands due to very steep terrain. (Hint, bring your own small folding-chair it will make you stay on the island much more enjoyable). As I was enjoying the view from Inspiration Point, numerous birds were soaring the cliffs. As the sky cleared and the sun started heating the dark volcanic surfaces, the rising heat with sea breeze resulted in more and more of these creatures enjoying what they do best. (And here I am in hot So Cal with a motor, the birds must be laughing).

At one point, the birds headed straight for me with so much speed, they didn’t even need to flap their wings. Its’ worth visiting this island, only need 1 day to do it!
Posted by mechmove | Aug 21, 2019 @ 11:06 PM | 511 Views
This morning, I drove out to El Dorado park in Long Beach. Arrival time was 12:10pm. I brought my V-tail + aileron Renny Electric (2meter) and had a few flights along side a couple hand launch pilots. The field looked very different, but this is because I was on the other side of the field where the main flying stage is located. Last time out was when I lost my AVA electric.

My setup this afternoon was the original Hacker BL20-18 motor with 4:1 gearbox and "smallish" Aeronaut folding prop. The dimensions marked on the propeller are worn out, but this combo has terrible climb performance on a 2-cell 1350 lipo. So after I came home, I swapped out my "smallish" Aeronaut prop for the 11x8 Graupner folding prop. One of the guys at the field knew a lot about electric motor systems and recommended a lower cell count means a larger prop can be used. I do not remember exactly why I installed a smaller prop years earlier. I was primarily flying 3 cells at the time. It might have had something to do with the spinner hardware coming lose due to too much torque, at least this is my memory. But with 2 cells, the torque is less. We will see how this works out.

Also my radio program did more than I realized. The coordination between tail and ailerons can be turned off, but this requires using the throttle stick as rudder. Something I never got into. And I have exponential/dual rates (?) programmed on a 3 position switch, 100%, 110%, and 120%. I never even knew, I...Continue Reading
Posted by CKD315 | Aug 21, 2019 @ 09:00 PM | 529 Views
I know you think I'm likely talking about the Top Flite P-47 Eileen. but this is an older H9 P-47 painted and detailed as the Eileen scheme. I picked this up last month from a fellow rcg'er in South Florida along with a nice GP Stearman.

They both had gas engines which were replaced with electric set-ups. The P-47 has an Axi 4130/20 with a Castle 90a esc on a 6s 5000 lipo. I was able to cut a hatch and make a tray that allows the lipo to go all the way forward up to the firewall and just balances the plane. The prop is a 17x8 and I'm ordering a prop nut for it this evening, to replace the one which was on the OS .91 and doesn't fit my Axi...

This was the fourth time flying it and it feels much more easier than the previous few flights. It didn't need much initial trim and seems to handle very well so far, just like people have said about this plane. Landings are easy and the gear has been solid far.

I'm usually the last person to fly the field in the evening, so I got the chance to do some photos out on the runway. I've been wanting this plane for a good while and am glad to have it. Thanks Rob, I promise I'll get the Stearman together soon...
Posted by Bill M - RC | Aug 21, 2019 @ 08:08 PM | 1,035 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Makerfire Crazypony 2S 7.6v 650mah Lipo Battery review. This 2S 7.6v 650mah Lipo Battery review includes dimensions, weight, charging & a duration test flight.

You can get these Makerfire 2PCS 2S Lipo Battery 7.6V 650mAh 50C/100C XT30 Plug for Micro FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter in UK here:

You can get batteries & chargers from Makerfire internationally here:

Makerfire Crazypony 2S 7.6v 650mah Lipo Battery review (7 min 4 sec)

Posted by PeterVRC | Aug 21, 2019 @ 06:41 PM | 486 Views
Whilst the TEVO tornado is a FANTASTIC 3D Printer, it is lacking a bit of the features more recent 3D Printers have, plus it needs a lot of 'upgrades' done to make it even better - or maybe, to make truly good in total. Though for sure you could use it just it comes.
Even though I would 'recommend it as a great buy in cost, what you get, and result, there is the Artillery Sidewinder for not a lot more cost but with quite a lot more features of great use. It is the same basic design/type as the TEVO Tornado, just better.

So for a 300x300x400 size 3D printer, look at the Artillery Sidewinder !!

Anycubic Chiron
The Chiron is a 400x400x450 size 3D Printer = BIG !!!!
Whilst the Tornado size is quite large and does pretty well anything you usually would want to, SOME things reach those size limits.
But I had two other main reasons to get the Chiron....

All the new FEATURES on more recent 3D Printers.

Like a TFT TOUCH Screen control panel.
Filament Sensor.
Auto Filament insertion and removal.
Ultrabase heatbed surface.
Dual Z axis motors.
Power system UNDER the unit - not a box beside it.
Automatic Bed Leveling.

And..... after changing the Tornado to a E3DV6 hotend, I could not get the 'part cooling' system - fan and ducting - to work PROPERLY, no matter what I did. This reduces the printing quality - more so on any 'overhangs' and bridging. I spent a lot of time on trying to get it to work, and then decided TIME is money.... and a new bigger Printer, with more features, is of use too... so....

The Chiron is BIG !!! It dwarfs the Tornado!

And unfortunately Anycubic are not quite as 'polished' as TEVO.... and Artillery (Sidewinder) being way above those two also!!
There are some things you have to 'do right' to get it set up properly - more than they outline/claim in the Manual.....
Posted by gooniac33 | Aug 21, 2019 @ 03:00 PM | 530 Views
some of the slow motion videos from the last flying sessions...

FMS 70mm F-16 testing a new LED afterburner (0 min 47 sec)

Nate’s Freewing 90mm F-22 with LED upgrades!! (0 min 35 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by wayne65 | Aug 21, 2019 @ 02:33 PM | 463 Views
If you are building a Yellow Aircraft F-14. and missing Plans, I have the build manuel and full size plans in PDF.
If this will help you get your F-14 Air Born, Then I am glad to help. The JPG's and PDF's are way to big to post.
If you E-mail me, [email protected] I will see if I can send them by way of Email.
I am not sure if it is complete but better then nothing.

Hope this help.

Posted by wayne65 | Aug 21, 2019 @ 01:43 PM | 402 Views
I was talking to some RC Group members and saw a lot of unbuilt and half built F-14's due to lack of info and plans.
I have some sheets plans to the Avonds F-14. Maybe someone out there can post what I have missing or post the hole set and help get some of the unbuilt F-14 air-born.
I tried adding the PDF's and JPG's but the files are way to large. They are full size plans.
You can E-mail me: [email protected] and I will see about sending the file by E-mail.

I hope this helps

Posted by Kambalunga | Aug 21, 2019 @ 11:29 AM | 411 Views
Airshow on 18.08.2019 at MSV Hofheim. After a break of several years we organized again a airshow....Continue Reading
Posted by unboxingexp | Aug 21, 2019 @ 11:00 AM | 330 Views
Posted by crazyero | Aug 21, 2019 @ 10:23 AM | 336 Views
I cant start my engines
Posted by Justapoke | Aug 21, 2019 @ 06:31 AM | 557 Views
This is the bug report / support thread linked from the Official Fimi X8-SE ***Owner's Thread*** that can be found HERE

Please do NOT post here yet until further notice, this is a work in progress!


(or better yet, post / spam anything you like, I'll may just delete it later lol.)

Posted by Tazkiller85 | Aug 21, 2019 @ 05:04 AM | 432 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Un INCONTOURNABLE ! Je test aujourd'hui le EMAX TinyHawk S ... Un des seuls défauts du premier TinyHawk c'était certainement le manque de puissance pour voler en extérieur et effectuer des figures ... Problème résolu avec le "S", non seulement vous pourrez vous initier en 1S, trankilou, en indoor, mais vous pourrez également évoluer dans la discipline en 2S et profil 2, en outdoor, grâce à sa puissance et sa stabilité. Une évolution très intelligente de la part de EMAX qui a su ajouter juste ce qu'il faut à un engin qui avait fait ses preuves. En bref, un excellent investissement pour débutants et confirmés qui pourront utiliser ce petit engin, avec un petit stock de batteries, n'importe où et n'importe quand ! Bon film à Tous ...

EMAX TinyHawk S - Review Test Démo - Un MUST HAVE !!! (21 min 7 sec)

NOTATAZ : 18.5/20 Pas grand chose à lui reprocher !

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Très Souple ou très Réactif (selon profil ), Précis, Indoor/Outdoor, résistant, fiable, Parfait pour s'initier, 1S / 2S ...
Les - : Autonomie moyenne et caméra à améliorer

- Si Vous voulez aider la chaîne avec un don :

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

- EMAX TinyHawk S ( Coupon TOMTOP HTTHKY
) :
- EMAX TinyHawk S ( Accessoires et pièces ) :

- TOUTES LES PROMOS ET...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Aug 21, 2019 @ 01:58 AM | 484 Views
Never heard of them before , if not for a youtube video !

Should be RTF .. Brushed / 2s / flying wing ...
I saw some video and thought how interesting / fun it looked .
So after a search I found one on FEE-Bay for $66 Ozzi Bananas ..
That's pretty much 2 packets of sig's here in Oz . ( Around $1 each death stick )
And I promised myself I would not buy more models ( Till Christmas )

Ok so after this , no more models till Christmas !

Depron DLG ( 700mm )
Or as I call it the R4 ...
Yes , the project is back on track .
Lessons learned from R1 - R2 and the R3 will be applied to the R4 .
Windy and more windy over here ATM .
Next week might offer some flying opportunity .
R4 should be ready by then and I should have the Invader by then as well .
+ really looking to re-visit several models with heavier batteries ( better CG ) ( Firstar and Ezio )
Posted by alex_nikiforov | Aug 21, 2019 @ 01:53 AM | 556 Views
Sonicmodell Binary. Assembly, configuration, flight.

Sonicmodell Binary.Сборка, настройка, полёт. Banggood (28 min 18 sec)

Sonicmodell Binary 1200mm Wingspan EPO Twin Motor Multirole Aerial Survey FPV Platform Mapping RC Airplane KIT

Dump settings for INAV:

Sonicmodell Binary
DUSK LED Lighting System
Power System Combo
Modular Landing Gear
Mapping Camera Bay
Matek F722-WING
Posted by VicT | Aug 20, 2019 @ 10:57 PM | 417 Views
All controls were set to stock throws and settings. The elevator setting was neutral and I did not set the elevator down as shown on page 10. Takeoff was from asphalt into a 3 mph headwind using high rates with flaps up and SAFE Off. On downwind No trim was required so turned SAFE On. Tested the recommended flap settings and they worked fine with full or no power. Despite my previous concerns with asymmetric thrust there was NO Rudder required to maintain heading throughout the throttle curve. I did use more rudder for coordinated turns but found an aileron to rudder mix for scale like flying. The center section flaps really allow slow takeoffs and approaches. But with full power and full up elevator she accelerates at a 90 degree angle! At straight and level with max power I saw no aileron or roll oscillation. (On other 60 -70 mph models I’ve switched to the V900 RX to eliminate roll oscillation). With power off and full flaps and full up elevator there was no abrupt stall or tip stall. With full aileron added a gentle spiral of 3 or 4 turns was tested. Recovery is quick and easy by releasing sticks and adding power. I was having too much fun doing slow scale like touch and goes to do any extreme aerobatics and will test that out on another day.

I noticed that she does not want to slow down on landing roll out and I almost went off the runway pavement end 2 times! I could put Aerostar 60 amp RVS speed controls in for reverse thrust but I don’t want to give up the ramp/...Continue Reading
Posted by MADRCER | Aug 20, 2019 @ 08:33 PM | 432 Views
Miss Geico 36 "Haulin' the mail" @ 97.5mph ALL STOCK with dasboata props! Fought the wind all day and still not ideal conditions and only got 97.5mph. No BIG motors needed here Brothers.....Lol! Thanks to Chris Hoffmann for the AWESOME set of props!

Miss Geico 36 "Haulin' the mail" @ 97.5mph (6 min 6 sec)

Posted by peafittyone | Aug 20, 2019 @ 06:44 PM | 403 Views
I built this bird from a short kit. Thought a video might be an efficient way to document the build. Let me know if you have questions.
Travel Air Mystery Ship (4 min 4 sec)

Posted by l shems | Aug 20, 2019 @ 04:25 PM | 448 Views
In the F3K model glider competition, there is one task that asks for a specific timing strategy. It is called 1, 2, 3 and 4 minutes in any order. This document describes the task, and the specific decisions that need to be taken by the pilot, and tries to formulate the optimisation strategy.
However, currently, it is not clear if there is an ‘easy’ general strategy for a pilot that he can use to support the decisions to optimise his possible score.

Description of an F3K glider plane and it’s useage.
An F3K glider plane is maximum 1.5 meters of span, and weighs between 200 and 500 gram, depending on type and ballast load chosen. The pilot can launch his glider with a discuss launch technique to about 50-80 meters high, sufficient to fly about 1 to 2 minutes without thermal activity in the surrounding air. When finding favourable thermal activity, the pilot can use his remote control to control the plane, optimise the flight path, and stay aloft for an extended period of time. If the pilot desires so, he can also land the plane to end the current flight and make a restart. A landing and restart will take about 2 seconds for a trained pilot, up to 10 seconds.

Description of the F3K competition task “1, 2, 3 & 4 minutes, in any order”.
In this task, the pilot gets 10 minutes to make his flights. He has to try and fly as long as possible on each flight, but no longer than the target time. The score of a flight is the actual flight time of that flight, with a...Continue Reading