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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 21, 2019 @ 09:19 AM | 348 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8647NpO9uc8

I was going to wait until the next episode of "The Pilot's Lounge" to post this information but thought I should post it while it's still fresh.

I have used the SkyRC D100 V1 Balance Charger for approx. 3 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 3 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.
After contacting and getting a reply on the second email I sent to SkyRC I was told they had no spare printed circuit boards.
I suspect there are no spare parts for these chargers at all, so keep that in mind.

They are fantastic chargers and I like then a lot and will most likely be looking for another SkyRC Charger in the future when need arises.

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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 are links to Charging Cables & Adapters:

12AWG XT30/XT60/XT90 Plug to 4.0 Banana Plug Silicone Charging Cable for B6 AC Balance Charger
https://www.banggood.com/12AWG-XT30X...47791920140372

Multifunction Balance Charging Cable XT60 XT90 T Plug EC5 JST JR FUTABA Plug Adapter
https://www.banggood.com/Multifuncti...47791920140372

XT60/XT30/Fatshark/JST Plug Charger Cable XT60 Input for Battery Charger
https://www.banggood.com/XT60XT30Fat...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 19, 2019 @ 08:50 AM | 586 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTR27iJsBLY

I have over 200 flights on this Airframe and the Foam is starting to get a little weak where the Wing Plate meets the Fuselage.
I did not design this Airframe to have a Wing Spar, however, I did update the Plans to include a Wing Spar.
Needless to say, in order to get another 200 flights from this Airframe a Wing Spar is neccessary.
I Retrofitted a Carbon Slat Wing Spar (1mm x 3mm) into this Airframe.
This is my 1st Test Flight after this Modification.

Let's see if I did Good, or if I did Bad ;-)

Here's what it cost me to Build this Parkjet ;-)

Ground Control F22 Mini V2 – BNF Build $49.01 | PNF Build $38.42

That's pretty darn Cheap I'd say ;-)

I'd like to see a Factory Plane that inexpensive that can Fly this well ;-)

The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Beginner to Intermediate.
Beginner setup is a 2S Power System with a 6x4 Prop.
Intermediate setup is a 3S Power System with a 6x3 Prop.
It's a great Trainer on a 2S Power System, Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

Plans are available to Youtube Subscribers & Patrons!

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
We will get them to you as soon as we can.
You're going to love it ;-)


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 17, 2019 @ 09:26 AM | 1,487 Views


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

The Z84 is a pretty nice Wing with a decent power system.
This version is the PNF that has a 2208 2600kv Motor, 30A ESC, and 5050 Prop.
I've found a 6040 Prop works much better than the stock 5050 Prop as it produces more thrust and is more efficient.
Let's get it in the Air!

The KMP 6040 Composite Prop proved to provide a lot of thrust with good efficiency.
When I landed I still had 3.85v per cell ;-)
My new favorite Prop for this Wing.

The LIPO I used for this Flight was a ZOP 3S 1500mah 40C LIPO.

***Note: I replaced the T-plug on mine with an XT60 Plug on the ESC

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Zeta Wing Wing Z-84 Z84 EPO 845mm Wingspan Flying Wing PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Wing-Wing-Z...47791920140372

Props I use:

1pc KMP 6X3E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1pc-KMP-603...47791920140372

1pc KMP 6X4E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-6X...47791920140372

A LIPO to use:

ZOP Power 3S 1500mAh 40C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug
https://usa.banggood.com/ZOP-Power-1...47791920140372

Gens Tattu 3S 1300mAh 45C Lipo Battery With XT60
https://www.banggood.com/Gens-Tattu-...47791920140372

Gaoneng GNB 3S 1300mAh 40C XT60 Plug Lipo Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Gaoneng-GNB...47791920140372

CNHL BLACK SERIES 2200mAh 3S 30C 11.1V Lipo Battery 24.42WH XT60 Plug
https://www.banggood.com/CNHL-BLACK-...47791920140372

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=3451564005


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 14, 2019 @ 12:23 PM | 927 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywNX1CloOFA

I still have the RacerStar SIC 2207 2688kv Motor installed for this Flight Session.
This is the 2nd Flight Session with the new Landing Skid System and so far so good ;-)

Here are links to the components:

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Links to Products we Review and Test. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Racerstar SIC 2207 1888KV 2388KV 2688KV Brushless Motor - 2688KV
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-S...47791920140372

Racerstar 2508 BR2508S Green Edition 1275KV 1772KV 2522KV Brushless Motor - 2522KV
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

Racerstar BR2406S Green Edition 2600KV 2-4S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

Racerstar RS30A Lite 30A Blheli_S BB1 2-4S Brushless OPTO ESC (Converted | Primary)
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

DC-DC Converter Step Down Module UBEC 3A 5V (5V Version needed for Conversion of OPTO ESC)
https://www.banggood.com/DC-DC-Conve...47791920140372

Favourite FVT Swallow Series 30A 2-4S Brushless ESC With 5V 3A BEC For RC Airplane (Alternate)
https://www.banggood.com/Favourite-F...47791920140372

***You need a receiver to match your transmitter protocol (this receiver matches my transmitter protocol - DSM2/DSMX)
iRangeX RM601 2.4G 7CH Micro DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver With PPM Output - with pin
https://www....Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 12, 2019 @ 08:28 AM | 641 Views
Tip #28 - Z84 FPV Race Wing - Tips & Setup for a Successful Maiden Flight



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQjpcpdKLm0

The Z84 is a pretty nice Wing with a decent power system.
This version is the PNF that has a 2208 2600kv Motor, 30A ESC, and 5050 Prop.
I've found a 6040 Prop works much better than the stock 5050 Prop as it produces more thrust and is more efficient.
I will be testing my favorite Parkjet Prop on this Wing during my next Flight Session and I'll bet 6x3 Prop will perform better than the 6x4 ;-)

The KMP 6040 Composite Prop proved to provide a lot of thrust with good efficiency.
When I landed I still had 3.85v per cell ;-)
My new favorite Prop for this Wing.....until I have the results of the 6x3 ;-)

The Specified CG works well on this Wing and I setup for a Neutral Balance on the CG.
You will need a Prop Collet as the Rubber Band Prop Holder is not very good.
The Magnet for the Canopy is not very strong so I use a Velcro Strap to securely hold the Canopy in place.

***Note: I replaced the T-plug on mine with an XT60 Plug on the ESC

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Zeta Wing Wing Z-84 Z84 EPO 845mm Wingspan Flying Wing PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Wing-Wing-Z...47791920140372

Prop Collet - You will need the 3.17mm - 5mm

3mm/3.17mm Aluminum Bullet Prop Adapter Propeller Holder...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 10, 2019 @ 02:58 PM | 504 Views


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

I was installing the RacerStar SIC 2207 2688kv Motor in my "Glue & Fly" Series F-22 Mini V3 using the Prop Nut that came with the Motor and realized it wasn't going to work.
This Motor does not have a long enough shaft to use a 6x4 Prop with the Stock Prop Nut.
There was not enough of the Shaft beyond the 6x4 prop to allow the Stock Prop Nut to thread all the way down and so the Nylon Thread Lock was useless.
Luckily I had some Low Profile Lock Nuts / Prop Nuts on hand and that saved the day ;-)
Could you imagine not being able to perform Test Flights of a new Motor because the Stock Prop Nut wouldn't work with the Prop you're using?
I certainly don't want to have to wait for Low Profile Prop Nuts to arrive, that would take days or weeks!
Make sure you have some CW & CCW Low Profile Prop Nuts in your kit or supplies as you WILL eventually need them.

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Here are links to some Low Profile Lock Nuts / Prop Nuts:

5 PCS Gofly-RC M5 Aluminum Motor Screw Nuts Nylon Insert Self Lock CW/CCW for RC FPV Racing Drone - Red CW
https://www.banggood.com/5-PCS-Gofly...47791920140372

Aluminum Flange Low Profile Nyloc Nut M5 (4 Black CW & 4 Silver CCW)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/m5-alu-s...asc=5096350201

Aluminum Flange Low Profile Nyloc Nut M5 Silver (CW) 8pcs
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/m5-alu-s...asc=1358858863

Aluminum Flange Low Profile Nyloc Nut M5 Black (CCW) 8pcs
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/m5-alu-b..._asc=935174868


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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 07, 2019 @ 09:13 AM | 1,083 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXwRqb6KhXg

This item is courtesy of Banggood!

OK! It time for the Pedal to meet the Metal!
Lets light the Afterburner and see what this Motor can do in a Test Flight.

I measured the 3S and 4S LIPOs after the Test Fights and both came down with 3.7v in the cells.
With the additional amp draw I'd say this motor will cut down the flight time by approx. 1 min.
You'll get a good 5 minute flight with this Motor as opposed to the 2406S or the 2508S RacerStar Motors that will get 6 minutes.
You will also get an additional 85-88 grams of thrust...you decide ;-)

The Motor was very toasty on 3S & 4S!

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Racerstar SIC 2207 1888KV 2388KV 2688KV Brushless Motor RC Drone FPV Racing MultiRotors - 2688KV
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-S...47791920140372

1pc KMP 6030 6X3E 6*3E High Efficiency Propeller for RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/1pc-KMP-603...47791920140372

My 4S LIPO

Tattu R-Line 1050mAh 95C 4S1P Lipo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug
https://www.genstattu.com/ta-rl-95c-1050-4s1p.html

A comparable 4S LIPO

Tattu Funfly 1300mAh 14.8V 100C 4S1P Lipo Battery with XT60 Plug
https://www.banggood.com/Tattu-Funfl...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 05, 2019 @ 12:58 PM | 746 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTaQvGdxM18

The Z84 is a pretty nice Wing with a decent power system.
This version is the PNF that has a 2208 2600kv Motor, 30A ESC, and 5050 Prop.
I've found a 6040 Prop works much better than the stock 5050 Prop as it produces more thrust and is more efficient.
Let's get it in the Air!

The KMP 6040 Composite Prop proved to provide a lot of thrust with good efficiency.
When I landed I still had 3.85v per cell ;-)
My new favorite Prop for this Wing.

The LIPO I used for this Flight was a ZOP 3S 1500mah 40C LIPO.

***Note: I replaced the T-plug on mine with an XT60 Plug on the ESC

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Zeta Wing Wing Z-84 Z84 EPO 845mm Wingspan Flying Wing PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Wing-Wing-Z...47791920140372

Prop I use:

1pc KMP 6040 6X4E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-6X...47791920140372

A LIPO to use:

ZOP Power 3S 1500mAh 40C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug
https://usa.banggood.com/ZOP-Power-1...47791920140372

Gens Tattu 3S 1300mAh 45C Lipo Battery With XT60
https://www.banggood.com/Gens-Tattu-...47791920140372

Gaoneng GNB 3S 1300mAh 40C XT60 Plug Lipo Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Gaoneng-GNB...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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

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Patrons of the Channel will have Exclusive access to Aircraft Plans & Content!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 03, 2019 @ 02:14 PM | 689 Views


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

Time to relax and have some fun with this Parkjet ;-)
Maybe learn a new trick or two in the process.
I'm amazed at the extremely wide flight envelope this Parkjet has and how stable it is.
When it's time to rebild this Pakjet I have a couple of changes in mind that will make it even better.
So much fun!

Here's what it cost me to Build this Parkjet ;-)

Ground Control F22 Mini V2 – BNF Build $49.01 | PNF Build $38.42

That's pretty darn Cheap I'd say ;-)

I'd like to see a Factory Plane that inexpensive that can Fly this well ;-)

The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Beginner to Intermediate.
Beginner setup is a 2S Power System with a 6x4 Prop.
Intermediate setup is a 3S Power System with a 6x3 Prop.
It's a great Trainer on a 2S Power System, Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

Plans are available to Youtube Subscribers & Patrons!

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
We will get them to you as soon as we can.
You're going to love it ;-)


See you in the Air!

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

Consider Supporting Our Channel by becoming a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
Patrons of the Channel will have access to Exclusive Content!

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups

https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=754189
Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 31, 2019 @ 07:11 PM | 957 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WwbbWcjrmA

Yep! 100 Flights on this Micro Parkjet!
Another milestone for this fun little Parkjet ;-)

Finally some calmer wind to fly in ;-)
Wind this morning was only 3-5mph, Yeah!

The skill level needed for this Micro Parkjet is Intermediate to Advanced.
Intermediate setup is a 2S Power System with 10 points more Dual-Rate than on a 3S Setup.
Advanced setup is a 3S Power System.
It's very docile on a 2S Power System, Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

The "Glue & Fly Series" F22 Micro V1 Plans are available for Patrons & Subscribers!
To get a copy of the Plans send and email to [email protected]
In the Subject enter: "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Micro V1 Plans
I will send them to you via email as soon as I can.

Here are links to the components:

Racerstar Racing Edition BR1407 3500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

Emax ES9251Ⅱ Upgrade Version 2.5g Plastic Micro Digital Servo
https://www.banggood.com/Emax-ES9251...47791920140372

TURNIGY Plush 10amp Speed Controller w/BEC
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=7704831703

GemFan Bull Nose 3545 GRP/Nylon Propellers CW/CCW Set Green (2 pairs)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/gemfan-b...asc=4386980317

Turnigy nano-tech 460mah 2S 25~40C Lipo
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=4415089965

Turnigy nano-tech 450mAh 3S 65C Lipo (E-flite Compatible Blade 180CFX EFLB4503SJ30)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-..._asc=251133636

OrangeRx R610V2 Lite DSM2 Compatible 6CH 2.4GHz Receiver w/CPPM (Version 2)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/orangerx...asc=5700704759


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 29, 2019 @ 09:29 AM | 616 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htG8j3jbUxM

Actually, I think I'm performing these DustOff Flights before the dust even settles ;-)
Too much fun!
I wanted to switch out the 3020 Prop I've been using and install a 3025 Prop just to see if it's any faster ;-)
Like it's not already fast enough right?

Here is a link to the Control Surface Delfections I use:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyK7vQoA5Do

Here is a link to the Project Conclusion video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OilrzPsnKuk

Here is a link to the Updated Plans & Templates video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSQsFa0sKs

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T

Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups

https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 28, 2019 @ 04:39 PM | 531 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8LQQ2T-07A

Time to relax and have some fun with this Parkjet ;-)
Maybe learn a new trick or two in the process.
I'm amazed at the extremely wide flight envelope this Parkjet has and how stable it is.
When it's time to rebuild this Pakjet I have a couple of changes in mind that will make it even better.
So much fun!

Here's what it cost me to Build this Parkjet ;-)

Ground Control F22 Mini V2 – BNF Build $49.01 | PNF Build $38.42

That's pretty darn Cheap I'd say ;-)

I'd like to see a Factory Plane that inexpensive that can Fly this well ;-)

The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Beginner to Intermediate.
Beginner setup is a 2S Power System with a 6x4 Prop.
Intermediate setup is a 3S Power System with a 6x3 Prop.
It's a great Trainer on a 2S Power System, Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

Plans are available to Youtube Subscribers & Patrons!

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
We will get them to you as soon as we can.
You're going to love it ;-)


See you in the Air!

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

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups

https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=754189
Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 24, 2019 @ 09:58 PM | 727 Views


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

Actually, I think I'm performing these DustOff Flights before the dust even settles ;-)
Too much fun!
I wanted to switch out the 3020 Prop I've been using and install a 3025 Prop just to see if it's any faster ;-)
Like it's not already fast enough right?

Here is a link to the Control Surface Deflections I use:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyK7vQoA5Do

Here is a link to the Project Conclusion video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OilrzPsnKuk

Here is a link to the Updated Plans & Templates video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSQsFa0sKs

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T

Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 22, 2019 @ 07:53 AM | 1,083 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlOAdWw9opM

Well, I have this Parkjet repaired and Trimmed out after a component failure caused a crash.
The repairs have worked out well and it seems to fly as well as it did before the crash ;-)
Let's blow some Dust Off!

Plans for the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V3 are available to Patron ONLY!
Become a Patron and have access to exclusive content and our latest Aircraft Plans!
The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Intermediate to Advanced.
It's fast, acrobatic, and looks great in the air.

Here are links to the components:

Racerstar BR2406S Green Edition 2600KV 2-4S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

Racerstar RS30A Lite 30A Blheli_S BB1 2-4S Brushless OPTO ESC (Converted | Primary)
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

DC-DC Converter Step Down Module UBEC 3A 5V (5V Version needed for Conversion of OPTO ESC)
https://www.banggood.com/DC-DC-Conve...47791920140372

Favourite FVT Swallow Series 30A 2-4S Brushless ESC With 5V 3A BEC For RC Airplane (Alternate)
https://www.banggood.com/Favourite-F...47791920140372

***You need a receiver to match your transmitter protocol (this receiver matches my transmitter protocol - DSM2/DSMX)
iRangeX RM601 2.4G 7CH Micro DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver With PPM Output - with pin
https://www.banggood.com/IRangeX-RM6...47791920140372

KMP 6030 6X3E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1pc-KMP-603...47791920140372

GOTECK GS-9018C Brush Micro Servo 9g
https://www.banggood.com/GOTECK-GS-9...47791920140372

Gaoneng GNB 11.1V 1300mAh 3S 40C XT60 Plug Lipo Battery for FPV RC Drone
https://www.banggood.com/Gaoneng-GNB...47791920140372

Gens Tattu 11.1V 1300mAh 45C 3S1P Lipo Battery With XT60 Plug For RC FPV
https://www.banggood.com/Gens-Tattu-...47791920140372

Turnigy Nano-Tech 1000mAh 3S 40C Lipo Pack w/XT60 (Primary)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=3511481913

Turnigy Nano-Tech Plus 1000mAh 3S 70C Lipo Pack w/XT60 (Alternate)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-..._asc=411572577


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 20, 2019 @ 07:14 AM | 753 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9O6dfZSU0c

This item is courtesy of Banggood.
I thought this Tiny Wing would make for an excellent Micro FPV Wing ;-)
It has several flight modes; 6-axis, 3-axis, and manual.
It's made from EPP Foam which should make it extremely durable ;-)

Well, the wind on the ground was 3-5mph and a bit stronger 20-30 feet up but it's not going to get any better!
Time to perform a Full Manual Flight of this Tiny Wing ;-)

Get one today from Banggood!

Here is a link to the Micro AIO FPV Camera:

TurboWing 5.8G 48CH 25mw 700TVL 1/4 CMOS Wide Angle FPV Camera Support OSD NTSC/PAL Switchable

https://www.banggood.com/48CH-25mw-T...47791920140372

Here is a link to the SBEC (Switching Voltage Regulator):

Pololu 3.3V, 300mA Step-Down Voltage Regulator D24V3F3
https://www.pololu.com/product/2097

Here is a link to this Cool Micro Wing:

KINGKONG/LDARC TINY WING 450mm Wingspan EPP FPV PNP With Flight Control
https://www.banggood.com/KINGKONGLDA...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Micro SBUS DSM2/DSMX Receiver I used:
(Note: I changed the connector on the Flight Controller & Receiver to a Servo Connector)

MOY DS801 DSMX DSM2 Mini Compatible Receiver with SBUS PPM Output
https://www.banggood.com/MOY-DS801-D...47791920140372

Here are links to some LIPOs that should work as I could not find the LIPO I used:
(Note: This is based on the stated Spec/Dimensions/Weight of the LIPOs, I do not have these so I cannot confirm this is accurate)

Gaoneng GNB 7.4V 450mAh 2S 80C/160C Lipo Battery JST Plug
https://www.banggood.com/Gaoneng-GNB...47791920140372

URUAV 7.4V 450mAh 80/160C 2S Lipo Battery JST Plug for RC Drone
https://www.banggood.com/URUAV-7_4V-...47791920140372

KINGKONG/LDARC FLY EGG V2 100 RC FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 7.4V 450mAh 80C Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/KINGKONG-LD...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 17, 2019 @ 12:07 PM | 665 Views
DustOff #5 - Glue & Fly Series F22 Micro V2 - Let 'er Rip ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llYT7BPBKLY

Finally some calmer wind to fly in ;-)
Wind this morning was only 3-5mph, Yeah!

The skill level needed for this Micro Parkjet is Intermediate to Advanced.
Intermediate setup is a 2S Power System with 10 points more Dual-Rate than on a 3S Setup.
Advanced setup is a 3S Power System.
It's very docile on a 2S Power System, Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

The "Glue & Fly Series" F22 Micro V1 Plans are available for Patrons & Subscribers!
To get a copy of the Plans send and email to [email protected]
In the Subject enter: "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Micro V1 Plans
I will send them to you via email as soon as I can.

Here are links to the components:

Racerstar Racing Edition BR1407 3500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

Emax ES9251Ⅱ Upgrade Version 2.5g Plastic Micro Digital Servo
https://www.banggood.com/Emax-ES9251...47791920140372

TURNIGY Plush 10amp Speed Controller w/BEC
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=7704831703

GemFan Bull Nose 3545 GRP/Nylon Propellers CW/CCW Set Green (2 pairs)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/gemfan-b...asc=4386980317

Turnigy nano-tech 460mah 2S 25~40C Lipo
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=4415089965

Turnigy nano-tech 450mAh 3S 65C Lipo (E-flite Compatible Blade 180CFX EFLB4503SJ30)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-..._asc=251133636

OrangeRx R610V2 Lite DSM2 Compatible 6CH 2.4GHz Receiver w/CPPM (Version 2)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/orangerx...asc=5700704759


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 15, 2019 @ 07:06 AM | 867 Views
JJRC H31 Quad MOD Part2 - Beecore BetaFlight Setup!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1eT4ensP44

I have wanted to perform this MOD for quite a while on my JJRC H31 Quad but higher priorities pushed it back.
I wanted to a have a Toy-Grade Quad to fly around the property when time doesn't allow for packing everything up and heading to my Flying Area.
Tiny Whoops are a blast indoors but not that great outdoors.
I chose this Quad because it can handle light wind outdoors and it's very durable.
Those of you that have watched my videos Piloting RC Aircraft know that durability is a must for me ;-)

In this video I will show you the changes I've made in the BetaFlight Configuration and a composite of two Test Flights I performed with this setup.
This should give you a good starting point in BetaFlight and then Tune to your flying style.

Part 3 will show an FPV Flight once the FPV Camera is installed.

Here are links to the Components used in this MOD:

JJRC H31 Waterproof Headless Mode One Key Return 2.4G 4CH 6Axis RC Drone Quadcopter RTF
https://www.banggood.com/JJRC-H31-Wa...47791920140372

JJRC H31 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts Battery 3.7V 400mah
https://www.banggood.com/JJRC-H31-RC...47791920140372

Eachine Beecore Upgrade V2.0 Brushed F3+OSD Flight Controller For Inductrix Tiny Whoop E010 E010S - DSM2/DSMX Receiver
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Bee...47791920140372

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw 700TVL 1/4 CMOS Wide Angle FPV Camera Support OSD NTSC/PAL Switchable
https://www.banggood.com/48CH-25mw-T...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 13, 2019 @ 07:45 AM | 779 Views
Tutorial - King Kong/LDARC Tiny Wing 450 Installing the FPV System



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mO4nYYZ1W8

This item is courtesy of Banggood.
I thought this Tiny Wing would make for an excellent Micro FPV Wing ;-)
It has several flight modes; 6-axis, 3-axis, and manual.
It's made from EPP Foam which should make it extremely durable ;-)

I installed a Micro FPV System and with the 2S 450mah 35C LIPO I use it puts the CG (Neutral Balance) as far foward as 120mm from the Nose which is right where it needs to be ;-)
This FPV System worked out very well and kept the AUW at only 105 grams ;-)
This is one fun little Micro FPV Wing!

Get one today from Banggood!

Here are links to the (2) FPV Test Flights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoIdOGNr6i0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DSuuAX6PDo

Here is a link to the Micro AIO FPV Camera:

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw 700TVL 1/4 CMOS Wide Angle FPV Camera Support OSD NTSC/PAL Switchable

https://www.banggood.com/48CH-25mw-T...47791920140372

Here is a link to the SBEC (Switching Voltage Regulator):

Pololu 3.3V, 300mA Step-Down Voltage Regulator D24V3F3
https://www.pololu.com/product/2097

Here is a link to this Cool Micro Wing:

KINGKONG/LDARC TINY WING 450mm Wingspan EPP FPV PNP With Flight Control
https://www.banggood.com/KINGKONGLDA...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Micro SBUS DSM2/DSMX Receiver I used:
(Note: I changed the connector on the Flight...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 11, 2019 @ 02:43 PM | 1,259 Views
Review Part 1 - RacerStar SIC2207 2688kv Motor - Thrust Test ;-)



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

This item is courtesy of Banggood!

I'm always looking for motors with great thrust and efficiency.
I'm not looking for a motor that has the greatest amount of raw power at the expensive of efficiency, many motors can give you that.
The best motors, in my opinion, are those that provide excellent thrust but also excellent efficiency.
I thrive on speed but I also like to have more than 3 minute flights per LIPO pack ;-)
RacerStar has been the best budget motors I have purchased thus far.
When I was asked if I would like to test the RacerStar SIC2207 2688kv Motor I didn't even have to think about it ;-)
The answer was a definite YES! hehehehehe

So, in this video we're going to see what we get in the package, weight, length of the wires, and most importantly, thrust and efficiency numbers ;-)
In part 2 of the Review we'll install it in a Parkjet and see it performs in the field.

Here is a link to this Motor:

Racerstar SIC 2207 1888KV 2388KV 2688KV Brushless Motor RC Drone FPV Racing MultiRotors - 2688KV
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-S...47791920140372

Here is a link to the ESC:

Favourite FVT Sky Series 60A 2-6S Brushless ESC With 5V 3A SBEC For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/Favourite-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the ESC Programming Card:

Favourite FVT LED Program Card For FVT RC...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 10, 2019 @ 08:03 AM | 1,243 Views
Flight #15 - King Kong/LDARC Tiny Wing 450 FPV Test Flight!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DSuuAX6PDo

This item is courtesy of Banggood.
I thought this Tiny Wing would make for an excellent Micro FPV Wing ;-)
It has several flight modes; 6-axis, 3-axis, and manual.
It's made from EPP Foam which should make it extremely durable ;-)

I installed a Micro FPV System and with the 2S 450mah 35C LIPO I use it puts the CG (Neutral Balance) right at the channel for the Servo Wires ;-)
I think that's very close to where it needs to be.
If I can ever get less than 5mph wind I'll be able to confirm that in Manual Mode.
This is the 2nd flight with an FPV System!

It's time to test out the FPV System!

The orange curve at the top and bottom right is a section of the canopy in view because I didn't get the camera positioned just right.
When to camera is positioned just right you do not see any obstructions.

Get one today from Banggood!

Here is a link to the Micro AIO FPV Camera:

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw 700TVL 1/4 CMOS Wide Angle FPV Camera Support OSD NTSC/PAL Switchable

https://www.banggood.com/48CH-25mw-T...47791920140372

Here is a link to the SBEC (Switching Voltage Regulator):

Pololu 3.3V, 300mA Step-Down Voltage Regulator D24V3F3
https://www.pololu.com/product/2097

Here is a link to this Cool Micro Wing:

KINGKONG/LDARC TINY WING 450mm Wingspan EPP FPV PNP With Flight Control
https://www.banggood.com/...Continue Reading