Posted by Band1 | Oct 02, 2016 @ 09:26 PM | 6,288 Views
This was my 2016 project , took 8 months every day ,it's almost done
With working lights ,sound and will move around soon....Continue Reading
Posted by standroneflyer | Oct 02, 2016 @ 09:24 PM | 2,373 Views
Alright, So this is my first drone building log.

My very first kit was the Hobbyking Spec V2 Quadcopter. I bought KK2.1 Flight Controller ( Never received but manage to get one from a friend), Turnigy 6X FHSS, B3AC Charger, One extra Turnigy 1000mah 20C Lipo ( puffed on first charge ). The first order came out to $ 150 US ( including fedex shipping ) I assembled the set and my first quadcopter was decent, only broke some Gemfan props nothing major.

Now I have 3 frames which are the following:

FPV250 Diatone: Arms break easily ( not to easy ), it cracked after trying to do a flip, but landed hard directly on the arm. I broke the motor completely ( the shaft snapped ), but surprisingly the Kingkong 5045 Survived the crash and nothing happend to the props.

QAV250 Carbon Fiber : Extremely Tough, flown twice now, a bit heavier than the Diatone frame. More room to put ESCs and lights. I paired it with KIngKong 2205 2300kv motor and Emax 12 Amp ESCs. Worked great but not with 20c Lipo, I ended up using 65C lipos. Overall great setup and on a budget. Motors and ESCs are $80 CAD in total.

QAV250 Fiber Glass : Pretty light, I finished with a weight of 379 grams ( not including the 20C Turnigy 1000mah Lipo ). I used Multistar 1704 1900kv motors, and I can hover at 30% throttle. The motors are about 18 grams each while the KingKong motors are 31 grams.

The props I recommend are any KingKong props, they are cheap and strong. Never buy Gemfans they break very...Continue Reading
Posted by ms3164 | Oct 02, 2016 @ 09:15 PM | 2,720 Views
Sometimes "SuperEZ" is just what I need.

Not sure how I stumbled upon the plane, but I'm glad I did. It's not "GWS Slow Stick" slow, nor does it have the Conscendo glider's gliding ability, but it really is a fun flyer if you enjoy lazy predictable stress-free flying.

PNP is $129.99 at MotionRc so the price is certainly fair enough. Toss in a $6 LemonRx 6 channel receiver, (if you have a Spektrum radio), and a cheap HK 3s 1300mah battery and you're all set. I did have to add between 15-20gms of weight under the nose to get 65mm CG. The manual states 60mm, but 70mm is suggested on the SuperEZ thread.

Best viewed in Google Chrome at 1080p.

FMS SuperEZ 10-2-16 (5 min 59 sec)

Posted by Manuel Escobar | Oct 02, 2016 @ 08:18 PM | 2,102 Views
The second quad in the JJRC family to review this week.
I am liking this one. It is super stable considering how small it is.
Check it out and let me know what you think.

If you like it you can check it out here:
http://m.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters...&lkid=10114426

JJRC H32 Quadcopter - Unboxing, Review and Indoor Flight (15 min 1 sec)


Fly on guys!!
Posted by Batmanwpg | Oct 02, 2016 @ 08:17 PM | 4,735 Views
Been working on a new speed ship with hopes of passing my Fun Jet Ultra. Bigger is better, right? My set up included the motor from an EFlite Scimitar 32 size 1010 Kv, APC 9x9 prop, 100 amp ESC, 5 to 6S 3300 mah lipo. No room for 100 amp ESC inside with these battery sizes so it got mounted on top. Maiden with 5S and no issues. Slowing it down at altitude and adding full elevator showed straight forward high alpha and no stall. Plane flies as advertised like it's on rails. Five S showed she had good speed, motor, ESC and battery all cool. Tried 6S and it looks like its in the 170 mph and up range. I didn't mount the GPS today unfortunately. On my fourth flight I tried to see how fast the roll rate was and then something let go! That was the end of my new Bullit. The motor was planted about 8" into our mud/clay soil and took 1/2 hour just to get that sucker out using broken prop blades to dig around it. If the motor survives after cleaning I'll try another one.
Posted by bzfrank | Oct 02, 2016 @ 07:47 PM | 4,084 Views
Pioneer III 3m, kit made by AR Flugmodelle ( https://www.ar-flugmodelle.at/pionee...aserteilesatz/).





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Posted by Manuel Escobar | Oct 02, 2016 @ 07:40 PM | 2,035 Views
This past week I was able to review a couple of JJRC quadcopters. Overall they are very nice. This quad, "the flying car" has the ability to roll on the ground and fly. It also has headless mode, one key return, three rates, and flips. A lot of fun!
Let me know what you think about this quad and if you are interested you can check it out here:
http://m.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters...&lkid=10114431

JJRC H23 Quadcopter - The Flying Car! - Unboxing, Review, and Indoor Flight (13 min 42 sec)

Posted by compgallery | Oct 02, 2016 @ 07:33 PM | 2,354 Views
Date: October 1, 2016

Hi All,

I did a test today to determine flight time of a Matrix quadcopter with Gopro mounted on 3 axis gimbal using one of our lithium Ion 21,000 mAh battery packs.

Here are details of test system:

Turbo Ace Matrix used for was a standard setup with normal turbo ace motors (NOT high efficiency motors)

- Matrix Model S
- Standard Matrix motors (not high efficiency)
- Pixhawk flight controller with minimosd
- GoPro Heroe 3 mounted to mini 3D gimbal
- 2 flight cam (one forward facing and one pointed down)
- Immersionrc 5.8 ghz video
- Immersionrc EZUHF
- 3DR 900 mhz telemetry radio

Battery Pack:
6S, 22.2V 21,000 mAh weight of pack = 1830g
Battery pack rated for 3C discharge, .5 charge

Total all up weight of Matrix quadcopter and battery pack: 4,550g

Test:
I flew a combination of hovering and gentle flying around.

Results:
Flight Summary

20,000 ma consumed
Ending voltage: 16.8V

Total Flight time = 45 minutes

Summary:
Pretty nice flight time. About half the time was spent flying slowly around and half the time was spent hovering.

If you have an interest in Lithium Ion battery packs, we stock a wide range of 2S, 3S, 4S and 6S packs for your application. Check out our website at www.safeharborhobby.com

Note these packs are NOT for high current applications (like mini quads and heli’s). These packs are rated for 3C discharge so you need to consider your application to make sure they will work. For FPV, UAV and Large Multirotors, Lithium-Ion batteries can really increase your flight times. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you, Rich Moser, Safe Harbor Hobby

website: www.safeharborhobby.com
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/safeharborhobby/
whatsapp: 419-349-5798
Posted by BakersView101 | Oct 02, 2016 @ 07:24 PM | 3,321 Views
So I took it out for another night spin!

It's only a short video even though we had fun with it for a good 15 minutes, just after the video ended we found the pull-cord melted at the handle

So I guess i'll have to find a solution to a bodge fix for the pull-start..

Here it is!

Nitro RC Car high speed runs at night (1 min 56 sec)


What do you think of the new shell and chromes?
Posted by EPA Bloke | Oct 02, 2016 @ 03:57 PM | 2,504 Views
Electric Powered Aeromodelers website: EPAClub.org
Posted by pulserudder | Oct 02, 2016 @ 01:19 PM | 3,527 Views
Folks, an unprecedented 43 models have been completed as part of the 50 + build off for designs kitted/published at least 50 years ago. So many beautiful hand-crafted models to choose from. Please take a moment to visit our activity on the Vintage and Old Timer forum and cast your votes for the top 5 models.

Just follow the link:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2750329

Special thanks and credit to Sundancer for administering the build offs and to WMD and the outerzone site for making so many plans available at the click of a button, and to the fantastic group of modeler builders from around the world that have produced some really beautiful, diverse, and high caliber work. Model building is alive and well!
Posted by Campbell_84 | Oct 02, 2016 @ 12:57 PM | 1,644 Views
I bought a new ecx torment 2wd 1/10 about 3 weeks ago. I'm looking to upgrade to brushless or lipo to give it a good kick. I'm a newbie to the rc car world so i don't exactly know everything about the cars. Could anybody give me any tips for brushless or lipo and the procedures? Also maybe any other suggestions for upgrades?
Posted by kevin | Oct 02, 2016 @ 12:07 PM | 9,131 Views
I have always liked the look of the full scale PC-21 and the FMS PC-21 does not disappoint. The FMS PC-21 has a great scale look, and the 5 blade prop is a nice (and necessary) addition. Cant wait to get started on this. Look for the review in the not too distant future...
Posted by pd1 | Oct 02, 2016 @ 11:34 AM | 28,433 Views
Well it's October and I'm still here. The chemo kept dropping my blood count to dangerous levels.The docs are trying something new, interferon. Interferon is steroid based not chemo based.
The interferon, I've had two treatments and it seems not to affect the blood counts and is attacking the cancer cells. The docs plan to add chemo when I stabilize and the two treatments together have an 80 per cent success rate.
Not out of the woods yet, but some hope.

A few years ago I built a scale Shoestring racer from the plans my friend used to build the full sized one I used to fly.
here's some pictures of the construction....Continue Reading
Posted by Guidopugliese | Oct 02, 2016 @ 11:34 AM | 1,561 Views
hello everyone,
i am looking for one h9 extra 260 fuse for sale,new or in good condition,if someone have one please pm me, i need it ASAP people,thanks.
Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 02, 2016 @ 11:31 AM | 8,713 Views
Hello guys,

Just sharing a neat Video I recorded this weekend by jimmy rigging my Point and Shot camera on top of my Cowboy hat.

I was lucky at the AIM!

Okay, enjoy and make sure you select High Resolution by selecting the "HD" symbol.

Park Zone T-28D Airforce Trojan Knife Edge Flight2 Short 10-01-2016 (2 min 16 sec)


For those that like to view over at YouTube:
Park Zone T 28D Airforce Trojan Knife Edge Flight2 Short 10 01 2016 (2 min 16 sec)
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Posted by hardman | Oct 02, 2016 @ 10:07 AM | 1,556 Views
hello my name is Hardel from Nigeria
am beginning a new project which is
am making a rc plane of my own design
this are the steps and detail( I will continuously post my progress)
1) I got to draw my design on a paper (I soon upload the picx of it)
Posted by fpvin | Oct 02, 2016 @ 04:33 AM | 2,854 Views


The new Skywalker EVE-2000 now is available at fpvmodel.com. Take the advantage of our National Day sale and save 7% on this state-of-art long distance FPV plane. The sale is only last for 5 day more.

http://www.fpvmodel.com/skywalker-ev...ane_g1191.html

It is Skywalker’s latest masterpiece that acts as long-rang cruise professional aerial survey aircraft.Not surprisingly, it is called “Aerial Carrier”.

The players can modify cabin space at their will which can place IPAD 3 directly. With aggressive outlines and the most reasonable aerodynamic performance design, it has been a continuation of strong wind cooling design to keep the best working state. It is equipped with strong double front engines that can control aerial vehicle flexibly.

Through a large number of optimization design and repeated flying testing, it can complete high quality flying, aerial shots and aerial mission in complex environment with real-time dynamic control system on the fuselage.

Specifications:
Motor: 2815KV 650*2pcs
Wing span: 2240mm
Propeller: (9*6/10*6 )*2pcs
Fuselage length: 1270mm
Servo: 12g*4pcs
Wing area: 49dm^2
Flying weight: 3800g-4600g
Battery: 4S 10000-16000mah
C.G.: 80-85mm behind the leading edge
Takeoff: Hand cast, catapult shot
Landing: Parachute landing
Air speed: 60-80km/h
Maximum of flying time: 120-160min
Maximum of flight level: 6000m


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