Posted by Qwinout | Jul 10, 2019 @ 09:41 PM | 1,961 Views
Warning:
https://qwinout.com/blogs/news/mobula7-warning

This is indoor copter, Can’t be flying outdoor when there is wind!Can’t be flying too high to affect the sight!
It is necessary to go to a place with a large space to play it (Especially the novice must pay attention)!

If the Copter collides with items such as walls, you must timely lower the throttle! Otherwise ESCs and motors may be burned, and battery may be burned or exploded.

About the Li-po Battery:
1s=3.7v is the best retention voltage for the copter’s battery. After fully charged, it is about 4.2v. The battery voltage is below 3.5v for over-discharge.

2s=7.4v. After fully charged, it is about 8.4v. The voltage is below 3.5v 7.0v for over-discharge.

The battery that just flying used cannot be charged immediately (it will cause damage to the battery).

If you have any questions, such as binding Remote controller, please contact our customer service, we will provide technical services in a timely manner.
BeatFlight Firmware download URL
https://github.com/betaflight/betaflight-configurator

Driver download:


Before Flying, Please check if all screws on the motors and other place are secure.
The welding part of Flight controller is easy to be damaged , Please connect the battery and the copter kit very carefully. (Take out the battery a little first and then connect it to the flight controller. DO NOT tug on the cables with the flight controller directly, or it will be damaged)

Please connect the battery in the right way (Red wire to Red wire, Black wire to Black wire). Wrong connection will damage the Flight Control Board.

The ESC/Flight Controller/Motor/Battery and other accessories are damaged due to personal flight errors. Please purchase accessories to replace them yourself.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Posted by mudman1959 | Jul 10, 2019 @ 05:47 PM | 2,075 Views
I had a Great time at the Walter RC Park in Saranac Mi. The weekend following the forth we had a Fly In/Drive In on Saturday along with a Pot Luck for dinner and Fireworks at dusk. It was a good time and all the planes I took came home one piece and not in pieces...

If you ever get to Mid Michigan give the Walter RC Park a visit and tell Dave I sent you...

Mudman1959

https://www.walterrcpark.com/
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 10, 2019 @ 04:34 PM | 2,385 Views
Hatch for radio bay underway it will be retained by rare earth magnets
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 10, 2019 @ 09:36 AM | 2,408 Views
Glue & Fly Series - F22 Mini V2 Demo Reel & Plans



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzRqWmgBJ5w

Here are some Flight Clips of this Mini Parkjet in Trainer & Intermediate Setup.
The Video Clips will show some of the great flying characteristics of this Parkjet ;-)
This is Parkjet you can grow with.
You can use it as a Trainer with a 2S Power System.
An Intermediate Parkjet with a 3S Power System.
Or if Advanced is your preference perhaps a 4S LIPO and a 5x4 Prop ;-)

If you would like a copy of the Plans & Associated Documents send an email to
[email protected]
In the Email Subject enter: GFS F22 Mini V2 Plans
I will get them to you as soon as I can.
You're going to love it ;-)

Here are links to the components:

Racerstar BR2207S Green Edition ***2500KV 3-6S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372
$9.17

FVT SKYI020 2-3S 20A Brushless ESC With BEC 5V/2A Linear Mode
https://www.banggood.com/FVT-SKYI020...47791920140372
$11.90
or
FVT LittleBee 20A ESC BLHeli OPTO 2-4S with 3A UBEC Bluesky Mini Switch-Mode ***5V 2-6S
https://www.banggood.com/3A-UBEC-Mod...47791920140372
$3.07

***Trainer Setup
Dualsky XP08002ECO 800mAh 7.4V 2S 25C JST Lipo (I removed the JST and installed an XT30 Connector)
https://www.banggood.com/Dualsky-XP0...47791920140372
$7.34
or
***Intermediate Setup
ACE TATTU 11.1V 850mAh 75C 9.44Wh 3S 1P Lipo Battery XT30 Plug
https://www.banggood.com/TATTU-11_1V...47791920140372
$19.99

GOTECK GS-9018C Brush Micro Servo 9g 1.5KG
https://www.banggood.com/GOTECK-GS-9...47791920140372
$6.28 ([email protected] $3.14)

***2S Setup
KMP 6040 6X4E 6*4E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-6X...47791920140372
$1.72
or
KINGKONG/LDARC 6040 Propellers CW & CCW 10 Pairs
https://www.banggood.com/10-Pairs-KI...47791920140372
$5.47

***3S Setup
KMP 6030 6X3E 6*3E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1pc-KMP-603...47791920140372
$1.57

***Need a Minimum 3 Channel Receiver as there is only 2 Servos (Aileron / Elevator) and Throttle


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Posted by Rogosi | Jul 10, 2019 @ 07:45 AM | 2,720 Views
Picked up the bi-plane last year and had it custom built/covered by Tom. I call it "Evil Kenevil" inspired, lol. It flies like a dream, totally scale. With a nice headwind it can literally float in place with appropriate throttle and rudder. I also picked up the Pilatus Porter, another very light plane flown with a 1800-2200 3 cell pack. This one is a 3 channel set up, and coats in for glorious landings. Finally I picked up the low wing variant this past weekend after seeing this fly at the Warwick Fly In. Hoping to get in touch with Tom and see if he would build a larger scale Porter for me. The quality of the builds and covering job are superior.
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jul 10, 2019 @ 05:47 AM | 2,754 Views
Funny how I have wanted one of these for many years. They seemed hard to find and barely seen on ebay or this forum. Finally I got one of my own, made a few videos, and in the last month I have seen more 270's listed than ever before. Strange how that is. Here is a pretty decent run video of this awesome engine.

Saito FA-270T Another Run (7 min 36 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jul 10, 2019 @ 05:40 AM | 2,762 Views
I don't post much to this blog anymore, but this video is something I felt like sharing here. This engine was sent to me by a new customer for a bearing replacement. It was in very bad shape on the inside even though externally it looked pretty good. I have an entire playlist of video showing the tear down and reassembly. This is the first run on video.

OS FF-320 Pegasus Customer Engine The Run (7 min 10 sec)

Posted by solentlife | Jul 10, 2019 @ 05:29 AM | 2,900 Views
RCG is not unique in the problem - it happens in all forums ....

People post and tend to forget who reads. We all do it. We read a post and reply ... our attention is on that post we reply to. Trouble is - that and our reply are read by others who's minds are not similarly 'focused'.

The result can be less than desirable - especially for a newcomer to the hobby.

Bias is all part of our individual make-up, we like to think we can step outside our bias and preferences, but in fact its not that easy. Especially if a discussion takes a path that gets somewhat heated. The 'gloves come off' and bias rears up to serious levels ...

It becomes sad when a poster then resorts to insults or name calling. It usually means the person who resorts to insult has lost the argument and has nowhere left to go. It would have been much better if they had left the discussion alone with their previous.

Sometimes the poster with nowhere to go - resorts to 'baiting' - trying to provoke a response. The best reply to that is NO Reply ! That infuriates the antagonist much more than any reply.

Above is a part of every forum - some have moderators that deaol with it quietly and effectively, others don't. But its there and well to remember that we cannot control who reads our posts and the consequences.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Jul 10, 2019 @ 05:02 AM | 3,063 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Décidément, je ne m'en lasse pas ! On continue les investigations sur ce Fameux FIMI X8 SE de XIAOMI, encore quelques modes de vol intéressants qui fonctionnent parfaitement et qui apporteront quelques prises de vue originales. Je film aujourd'hui en 4K 30fps avec le réglage "Vivid" dans les paramètres vidéos, une résolution adaptée aux images lentes, pour mes prochaines prises de vue je pense augmenter les fps et tourner en 2.7K ou 1080p pour pouvoir faire quelques jolis ralentis.
A ce soir pour le LIVE à 20h30 (si tout va bien ! lol ) ... Bon Film à Tous.

Xiaomi FIMI X8 SE - 4ème Test en vol - FIXED WING, TRIPOD et COURSE LOCK ! Annonce LIVE ... (17 min 54 sec)


NOTATAZ : 19/20 Toujours un TOP !

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Puissant et Souple, Réactif, Précis, Très bonne autonomie, Très Stable, Excellente qualité d'image, Nombreux modes de vol ...
Les - : Détecteur de Pad d'atterrissage moyen (mais pas indispensable ) ...

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

- FIMI X8 SE ( COUPON BGFIMIX8SE409 ) 364.89€ -15% DU 9 au 12 JUILLET : http://bit.ly/2LaB7BK
- Accessoires FIMI X8 SE : http://bit.ly/2wLYHLU
- Mon sac à dos FIMI : http://bit.ly/2WgEt8h

- PROMOS ET COUPONS BANGGOOD (Juin 2019 ) : http://bit.ly/2ErrkCr

- SOLDES ET COUPONS DU 2 AU 12 JUILLET ! : http://bit.ly/30nQkTo

BIENTÔT EN TEST :
- DJI OSMO ACTION (...Continue Reading
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 09, 2019 @ 04:42 PM | 3,185 Views
Getting closer
Posted by Julisson | Jul 09, 2019 @ 03:51 PM | 2,820 Views
Hello,

Could someone help me out with this?

I have a TX 6EX 2.4ghz with a Futaba R6106HF 6-CH. I plug the battery and the motor only beeps the first sound and does not beep twice then a 3rd time how it suppose to be when linked. The servos work fine. But the motor won’t spin. Tried with full throttle and 0% didn’t work.

Any help please.
Posted by RC Roundtable | Jul 09, 2019 @ 03:45 PM | 2,908 Views
Episode 84.1: "More Nude Centerfold" is now live!
http://rcroundtable.com/podcasts/mp3...isode_84_1.mp3

We are still joined by special guest, Mark Lanterman, of Old School Model Works. We talked about:
-Freewing 90mm F-18 (1:13)
-Flyzone Fokker D-VII (11:09)
-Mark's Workbench (17:57)
-Terry's Workbench (23:50)
-Fitz's workbench (27:44)
-Lee's workbench...and stuff (32:55)

You can visit our website at RCRoundtable.com to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, our facebook page, or email: [email protected].
Posted by BernardW | Jul 09, 2019 @ 03:21 PM | 2,754 Views
Recently a new bakery opened somewhere I can access easily. I'd forgotten what a pleasure it can be to have fresh, high quality bread handy every day. Bread has been a basic commodity literally since civilisation began, it isn't really a staple but it's close. I've been working my way through their selection and enjoying it, currently I'm on their 7 Seeds and Grains sandwich loaf, it makes the *best* toast! And a good sandwich.

All that fibre is known to be good for you, and no need to go too deeply into it BUT... it feeds the right bugs in the colony of little critters we depend on in our guts. Apparently that's the real benefit of fibre, apart from adding "roughage" as I was taught in high school it's food for the good guys in there. One of the few good things to do with Perth was that a guy here won a Nobel Prize, no less, for work he did on our gut-dwelling organisms, particularly helicabacta (AFAIK, if that's wrong I'd be pleased if someone could correct me) which totally solved Irritable Bowel Syndrome for many people. Well, he's done it again, he continued his research and learned much about the other organisms in there. Get the balance of those bugs right and you can mitigate, control or even treat many illnesses, even diabetes. But of course you have to know what you're doing, the mix of gut bugs is different for everyone and depends on all kinds of things. And guess what you have to examine to work out what's going on in there... Yeah it ain't pretty. I...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 09, 2019 @ 12:32 PM | 2,975 Views
Review - SkyRC D100 V2 Balance Charger - I like it a lot ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzmi8_CH0L8

I have used the SkyRC D100 V1 Balance Charger for approx. 2.5 years now.
It has been a fantastic charger ;-)
So why did I get the V2 Charger?
Well, I have used my V1 a lot for the past 2.5 years and now the Stop Button is getting a bit problematic.
I have to depress the Stop Button in just the right spot to get it to actuate.
I suspect the Printed Circuit Board is worn under that button.
So, I purchased the V2 and I'm going to contact SkyRC Support and try to get a replacement Printed Circuit Board for the V1.
In the next episode of "The Pilot's Lounge" I will let you know my experience with SkyRC Support.
I like the V2 even better than the V1 and it has some additional feature not found in the V1.

Here is a link to the Charger:

SKYRC D100 V2 AC DC Dual Balance Charger Discharger Power Supply
https://www.banggood.com/SKYRC-D100-...47791920140372

Here is a link to the SkyRC D100 V1 Review:
RC Review - SkyRC D100 Balance Charger (10 min 23 sec)



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Posted by basslord1124 | Jul 09, 2019 @ 09:11 AM | 3,267 Views
The FT Seaduck has had an amazing journey. Built a few years ago from a Flitetest speed build kit. Once assembled I made my way out to our airfield to do a maiden flight. I was super excited to fly it but at the same time I was also battling a sinus infection and I had forgot my camera. It wouldn't have been a good filmed flight anyways due to me hacking and coughing every 2 seconds. The actual maiden went well though. And it seems after that everything happened. Wife was pregnant, hospital visits, baby was born (early), more hospital visits...well you know how those things go. And with all this, the plane has pretty much sat untouched.

So once things started to slow down a little bit, I teamed up with my father-in-law to get the Seaduck back out and add some color. Paintjob turned out pretty good and now here we are finally getting the plane some more airtime and filmed this time. Below is the "sort of" maiden (2nd flight). Had a bumpy landing, but the rest of the flight was pretty good.

FT Seaduck "sort of" maiden flight and chat... and a bumpy landing! (9 min 23 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jul 09, 2019 @ 09:10 AM | 3,793 Views
Halloa people

it's been a while sinds I did a build-series, and in this case part of the reason was getting some cool new products in for review
Sooo.. the aim for this build is a high quality version of the fun I had with the LDARC 200GT.. a very light 5" quad... I will be building a 6S quad though, and it will have quite a bit more Punch

Let's start this story with an overview of the components I'll use

Hyperlite Floss 3.0 - DutchRC 200GT Lightweight 5" FUN FLIER :) - P1: INTRO (15 min 20 sec)


List of parts:
frame: Hyperlite Floss 3.0 frame
stack: Diatone Mamba F722 mini
motors: Emax 2207 RSII 1600kv motors
props: T-Motor T5132 propellors
receiver: Rush XR602T-b3 frsky D16 receiver
FPV cam: Runcam Phoenix 1000tvl camera
VTX: AKKtek FX3-ultimate VTX
lipo option 1: Tattu Rline 1050mah 6S lipo's
lipo option 2: CNHL 1000mah 6S lipo's
Posted by VicT | Jul 08, 2019 @ 11:48 PM | 3,850 Views
I have a blog for a top battery door for the original Timber but this is for the Turbo Timber. It might work for the original Timber but you are on your own.

I’ve had no structural problems with this TT mod. I’ve had about 100 flights and with no crashes it has held up. If you crash or damage the model in any way the whole aircraft must be inspected and fixed before the next flight. In my experience most flyers and especially beginners try and fly with a damaged model without fixing the crash damage. Then they blame their crashes on the models design. Enough Soap Box. Read on if you want,
.
The TT has 4 carbon fiber tubes that connect the motor mount to the main cabin area. The surrounding foam supports the tubes and acts as a wind fairing. By cutting away the top surface of the fairing the tubes are not compromised.
The top cowl and windshield are cut away with a new small size box cutter. Remove the ESC and any light wires to eliminate accidentally cutting those wires. See pics
Posted by DismayingObservation | Jul 08, 2019 @ 04:37 PM | 4,253 Views
No, really!

Well, ok. Maybe not, but it did come home with me. "It" is a well-used Seagull Models Space Walker II complete with an O.S. Max .55 two-stroke and a full set of Spektrum digital servos.

I've seen this plane on a number of occasions at the field and I know it to be a great flying model. Unfortunately, the original owner is now in assisted care. A member and the man's daughter sold off his entire collection via Craigslist...except for this poor Space Walker II. No one even made an offer.

You can see in the photo below my resurrected The Wings Maker Wingman II which prompted the member to ask whether or not I wanted to take home the glow-powered Space Walker. I tend not to say no to el freebos. I recognized Flik from "A Bug's Life" on either side of the fuselage as well as the pilot busts including the rear seat passenger with a chunk taken out of her helmet; I knew right away which model this was.

Pretty it is not. I described it to a friend as an "ugly little spud." The landing gear has been reinforced rather crudely and the red covering on the fuselage repaired equally crudely. One windshield is missing and the other is broken. Parts? Uh-uh. Not available. Other than that, it's all there with a full set of servos and a $180 engine in like-new condition. The flight battery is shot, but it took enough of a charge to allow me to test the workings. I have two new Hitec receivers which are digital compatible and I've been looking for an excuse to use one. This would be that excuse!

The fuel tank is in good shape and it naturally needs new tubing throughout. Fuel filters were present not only on the line going to the carb, but on the pressure and fill lines as well.

It's so complete that it just might have moved to the top of my project list. More to come.