Posted by Blaze0021 | Today @ 06:58 PM | 30 Views
Sometimes, I just don't want to bring a bigger plane to the field. Sometimes, I just want to return to my RC roots. And for that reason today is why I chose my old UMX Beast 3D to take to the field.

Eflite UMX Beast 3D BNF Basic 6-Year Old 3S Performance Flight (4 min 40 sec)

Purchased in 2014, and the third plane I've ever flown in my fleet. Prior to the UMX Beast 3D, I flew the UMX Champ to teach me basic 3-channel flight.. and later on, the UMX F4U Corsair for 4-channel orientation. I flew those two planes for the first year of flying RC. But in the second year, I took a chance on the UMX Beast 3D. It was my first aerobatic ultra micro. I have a lot of respect for this old biplane as in my earlier RC days, there were a lot of close narrow margin saves while I was still learning its agility (it's too bad that I don't have a flight video of my earlier days with this bipe.. comparing my flights back then, to now would have been something cool to compare). Since then, I've had countless flights with this amazing biplane and it has taught me a lot. I have much to thank it for.

Modified for 3S with an Eflite BL180 2300KV Brushless Motor and GWS 5043 (5x4.3) Propeller. Powered with Eflite 3S 300mAh 30C Lipos. This Beast has been flying on 3S for the past 5 years with no issues. The wings, interplane struts, and tail surfaces have also been carbon fiber rod-reinforced to handle the long-term stress of 3S.

Extra accessories include a Shapeways 3D-Printed UMX Beast...Continue Reading
Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 05:15 PM | 116 Views
This is the first look at the Value Hobby Hummer 3D EPP Profile RC Plane.

I've been having so much fun with that little HobbyKing MX2 I decided to try one of these little profile planes out as well based on the recommendation of channel subscribers. Here is the first look. It's a simple little plane, light weight, cheap parts and I'm sure will be a hoot to fly. Stay tuned for the build and maiden videos coming up soon.

Value Hobby Hummer 3D EPP RC Plane First Look (8 min 15 sec)

Posted by lw777pilot | Today @ 01:31 PM | 348 Views
A Break from work

Weight after battery tray modification - 581.2 grams (20.5 oz)
3s 1800 mah battery 165.7 grams (5.84 oz)
Weight ready to fly 746.9 grams (26.34 oz)
A gaggle of servos
- Elevator - Emax
- Airleron - Emax ES08MA II
- Rudder - HK 929 MG
Castle Phoenix 35
Power-up 480 sport 1200kv
Initial prop 10x5, changing to 11x5.5E
Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 12:15 PM | 402 Views
In this OpenTx tutorial, I'll show you a much better, much safer throttle cutoff. You'll get the added benefit of learning a little bit about Logical Switches and Sticky Logical switches.

A Better Throttle Cutoff - Logical and Sticky Switches -- OpenTx for Beginners Tutorial (11 min 56 sec)

The techniques in this video are shown on a Radiomaster TX16s, but they will work on any OpenTx platform including Taranis, Jumper, Turnigy, etc.
Posted by g monkey | Today @ 06:18 AM | 751 Views
Using Fusion 360
Fusion 360 is quite a powerful and flexible package, but there is also a fair amount to learn and it can be a bit confusing at times. There are often several different ways of achieving the same result, even various ways of accessing the same tools/menus through multiple entry points in the user interface. After many iterations and trying various approaches, I found the following workflow and tools to be useful:
Canvases - this allows you to import images to be used as a reference while you work. You can move/rotate/scale them and assign them to a plane, and also adjust their opacity. I used them for the imported 3 view and cross section drawings but also for photographs (eg. the airfoil of the horizontal stab). This is a good first step to get these set up.
Construction sketches/planes - the canvases above are meaningful to you but not part of the Fusion world, so you need to create points, lines and planes that you can refer to later on. In any sketch (2d drawing) you can designate things to be deemed 'construction' to be used as a reference, rather than 'normal' (as part of whatever you are building). I recommend building lots of construction items upfront, even if you don't end up using them. You can do this later and move them around in the timeline, but will find it easier if this is done early on.
Sketches - a good next step is creating outline sketches (top, bottom, sides, waterlines). When you create surfaces later on, you will probably...Continue Reading
Posted by Helen_AGFrc | Today @ 01:52 AM | 1,053 Views
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The working voltage is 3.7-8.4V (2S).
Wire connection: JST 1.5mm
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Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 11:29 PM | 1,216 Views
This is Bryan's Giant Scale Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Sopwith Pup WWI Biplane Maiden Flight at Warbirds Over Whatcom.

Bryan's Giant Scale Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Sopwith Pup WWI Biplane Maiden Flight (6 min 42 sec)

Posted by UpNup | Yesterday @ 09:34 PM | 1,324 Views
Spent this afternoon cleaning up the wings on this C G Electra. Used a rotary tool to drill out the glued balsa pieces in the center of the wings and added an aluminum strip cut from a soda can, well-sanded. Scratchbuilt 3/4” wingtips. After touching up some gaps with lightweight spackling, I sanded it thoroughly, but carefully, with 80 grit sandpaper. Cracked two ribs, not mine thank the Lord, but they CA’d back in place just fine. Working with a 30+ yr.-old, brittle, 78” 100% balsa and ply wingspan was an experience.
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 09:13 PM | 1,344 Views
In this OpenTx Tutorial, I will show you how to configure Flight Modes on OpenTx and how to switch modes using the 6 position switch.

Flight Modes and the 6 Position Switch - Radiomaster TX16s - OpenTx for Beginners Tutorial (43 min 25 sec)

This is not to be confused with flight modes on flight computers/autopilots. The flight modes covered in this video are radio flight modes which allow various configurations of trims, rates, and mixes within the individual modes. This has nothing to do with stabilization, hover, waypoints, or return to home.

I learned while editing the video the 6 position switch must also be calibrated during the OpenTx hardware calibration process. I cover both calibrated and uncalibrated 6 position channel outputs in the video.

Before you attempt the techniques demonstrated in this video, you should be comfortable using OpenTx Companion and with creating mixes. You can get up-to-speed with the two videos below:

OpenTx Companion: Video
How-to Use OpenTx Companion - Radiomaster TX16s - OpenTx for Beginners Tutorial (25 min 5 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by BernardW | Yesterday @ 01:59 PM | 1,887 Views
I'm happy to see that the Federal Govt. has decided to withdraw its backing for Clive Palmer's High Court challenge to the WA hard border. I suspect they withdrew because very few West Aussies would likely vote for them in the next election (I think it's the 1st half of next year) if they followed through as the bid is deeply unpopular in WA, and from the little I've heard even people in the Eastern States don't like the sound of the challenge or of the Federal govt. supporting it. I'm sure that's not the reason they'll give publicly but hey, so long as they're out of it.

If you didn't know, I make a living as a live sound engineer in Perth, operating the PA system for live music in large pub venues. That was one of the first industries to be clobbered by the virus, but we've been able to work again for about a month now. Crowds in town are very busy again on the weekends when I work there. I've been talking with more of the "punters", the patrons and general public, at and around the gigs I've been to lately. From that and the media, I gather that West Aussies really do understand that we are in an extraordinarily lucky position, being able to see the footy at the stadium, go to gigs, drink in pubs, go to the supermarket without queuing, and generally living life the way we're used to. There's also a sense that that inevitably sooner or later, the virus will reappear, with that 2nd wave in Victoria and NSW. People believe it will surely cross...Continue Reading
Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 01:45 PM | 1,955 Views
Attached is my DX9 TX file for the Conscendo Evolution with spoilerons, thermal camber and flight modes for the throttle and D switch. Audio files are included. There is a warning about charging a SMART battery. It poses no problem...just hit the clear button or wait and it goes away.

Component weights compared to CA and motor power measurement

Maiden notes and new clear canopy how to

Binding the CE637TA receiver

Fixing or replacing foam hinges

Spinner info and upgrade

Adding more wing tip dihedral for more rudder effectiveness

Park Flyer clear canopy and fuselage plastic

I swapped out the stock 38 mm plastic spinner and 9.5x7.5 blades for an Art Hobby Low Drag 35 mm aluminum spinner. Its stronger than the plastic and the blades are angled to have less drag when they are parked against the fuselage. The spinner supports the Graupner blades that come in various sizes and types. I chose to go up a little in prop size by .5 inch. The blades are 10 x8 carbon fiber and fit perfectly. I had to file a flat on either side of the drive shaft...Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 11:11 AM | 2,092 Views
Howdy people

sooo Flash what?? Yeah.. a new motors-brand.. You might have come across them on sales sites..
I got my hands on a few sets SO let us see if they are wurth considering

Link to them: Flashhobby Arthur 4S & 6S 2207.5 motors

AND let's see how they perform

Flashhobby Arthur 2207.5 motors Review (and WHO is Flashhobby anyway? :O) (22 min 33 sec)

Posted by FLSharkvictim | Yesterday @ 10:11 AM | 2,253 Views
I specialize in #ARRMA RC vehicles / RC Speed Boats / Aerial Photography using unmanned aircraft technology. I make bashing & speed videos, on this channel. This will be my platform where I will be uploading my boating sessions & my bashing & blasting sessions with my ARRMA 6s KRATON / 6s Notorious / 3s Typhon and my Probaot Sonicwake 36'' DeepV Speedboat!

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