Posted by GBLynden | Dec 11, 2017 @ 11:46 PM | 2,769 Views
This is the outdoor flight review video for the XK X130-T RTF Micro FPV Race Drone. It is a user friendly setup for the first-time FPVer, much like the MJX Bugs 6, only much smaller and less expensive.

XK X130-T RTF Micro FPV Race Drone - Outdoor Maiden Flights (5 min 10 sec)

Review Notes:
- An easy to use RTF package
- A good beginner FPV package
- Handles wind well
- The video looked surprisingly good through my Fat Sharks
- Carbon Fiber Frame
- True 5.8 GHZ FPV
- Stability and Acro Mode
- High and low rates
- Long flight times (8 minutes)
- Readily available batteries
- A great value
- Compatible with BS - FHSS protocol radios
- The range was good with my Fat Shark FPV Goggles
- It was very fun to fly

- The antenna is vulnerable and delicate
- The props are very bendy and fragile (The curled a little in the cold air during the outdoor flights)
- The elevation dropped more quickly in forward flight than expected for the pitch
- It is 1S, so there is a ceiling on power

Get yours here
Posted by biglombo | Dec 11, 2017 @ 07:12 PM | 2,273 Views
FPV FREESTYLE | Crane inspection | ROME IT (2 min 48 sec)

Two cranes must be inspected in a cold sunday...let's do it!!!

Camera: Xiaomy Yi - with SuperView script

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Posted by pick013 | Dec 11, 2017 @ 06:10 PM | 2,186 Views
Successful float test of the fire boat today....still a lot to do on it before it's finished...
Posted by retrowing | Dec 11, 2017 @ 05:43 PM | 1,926 Views
Dear all, I am in trying to discover the name/builder of the attached plane.
Posted by DutchRC | Dec 11, 2017 @ 04:04 PM | 2,900 Views
Howdy people

allright.. not Really a RC proeduct in this thread, eventhough I do regularly use this phone when flying a video-quad
So.. I recently ordered up a new Smartphone from Gearbest. Originally I had not really planed on doing a review of it, but the other reviews I came across omitted some crucial info.. So I decided to do a review of it anyway

Link to this phone: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 5.99 inch smartphone (256 GB version)

DutchRC - Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Smartphone Review (256GB version) (23 min 6 sec)

screen size: 5.99 inch
resolution: 2160 x 1080
CPU: Spapdragon 2.45Ghz Octacore
Memory: 6 GB
Storage: 256 GB
Battery: 3400 mAh
OS: Android 7.1.1
Camera: 12 MP single lens
Bluetooth: 5.0
Interface: USB-C
Posted by JohnVH | Dec 11, 2017 @ 02:07 PM | 2,753 Views
How about a little T-28 action

Eleven Hobby T-28 Trojan from Banggood! (4 min 22 sec)

Posted by Teeder | Dec 11, 2017 @ 01:27 PM | 8,452 Views
Here's something I bought and I'm doing a review on for my youtube channel, Mike's RC Corner. This is the WLtoys 20402 (Agility) 4wd Monster Truck. It's 1/20 scale so right there it's something a little different. The specs claim this truck does 45km and it is indeed quite fast, it definitely needs the wheelie bar that comes with it. It's super fun to run that's for sure. Here's my video taking it out for spin and testing to see what it can do. I've reviewed a lot of RCs and I'm impressed with this one (and it's hard to beat the mid $50 price tag).

BEST MINI RC OF 2017? WLTOYS 20402 RUNNING VIDEO! EP#372 (7 min 12 sec)

Posted by steve wenban | Dec 11, 2017 @ 01:25 PM | 8,550 Views
Long time since my last entry , been very busy with life in general ,not getting much time in the workshop . Hopefully That will all settle down mid 2018 with a new house and a
good size workshop . I really am itching to build something new and big ,but again it will have to wait . I am trying to get time to work on my Higgins R10 and hopefully fly it at MSF18 . i also want to build a new set of wings for the Hudson as I decided that the wing loading was way to high to survive a landing ,we will see how that turns out till then thats all from me.
Posted by Doug Simmons | Dec 11, 2017 @ 11:22 AM | 4,500 Views
Oh man if I could parlay my RC addiction into something that produces enough cash to cover my rent and to replace my wrecked airplanes... I've got the hang of flying, I've got the hang of filming, I've got the hang of editing. But I've made a hundred videos and only have 49 subscribers, not even close to bother turning on ads. I'd like to shove my fledgling channel into search visibility, which might take a thousand subs after which I suspect it becomes much easier to accumulate more.

Take Flyin' Ryan. This guy makes simple RC review videos, the format generally is several minutes split in half, the first half talking about the plane or helicopter or drone (usually drones), and then he flies the thing in a small room, banging around the walls in a lighthearted, comical and endearing way.

Silverlit - Pico Falcon (2015 World's Smallest RC Helicopter) - Review and Flight (7 min 56 sec)

That video has 2.6M views, a no-budget video of a tiny Radio Shack-tier heli. No script, not much editing involved; it might take maybe, I don't know, three hours to produce a clip from unboxing to posting. However long it takes him it's definitely less than I spend on a single two minute clip. I go crazy trying to perfect everything. Here's my desk working on my next video. Overkill, I know, and proof of no return on excessive editing; but I'm a bit OCD.

If he monetized that well, that single seven minute video might have already made him in the neighborhood of five...Continue Reading
Posted by epoxyearl | Dec 11, 2017 @ 11:11 AM | 9,663 Views
This ought to be interesting...AMA is offering Insurance to Commercial Drone Pilots while performing their 'Official Duties'.

I wonder if this works like the non- existent Insurance offered to current members that collect AFTER your Homeowner's Insurance has paid all they will be responsible for ???
I did hear that one guy got around $1100 from AMA (token payment ?), after a $20k loss was covered by his Primary Insurance...

I'm just guessing here, because AMA won't release the actual numbers, but I would imagine AMA has collected a couple of mil in insurance payments, wouldn't you guess ? And there it was, in Black and White- an $1100 dollar pay-out !

All is well with the World.
Posted by thijs slotman | Dec 11, 2017 @ 07:54 AM | 2,855 Views
just having some fun flying while there is snow out haha:
bugs 3 snow flight! Gotta keep flying! (6 min 25 sec)

Posted by Barts_Hangar | Dec 11, 2017 @ 06:12 AM | 2,909 Views
Check out this beautiful giant scale model of the famous "Fieseler Storch" flying at the BRCM annual Warbirds over the Bay event.
Don't forget to subscribe for more videos coming your way!
Beautiful Fieseler Storch flight (BRCM Warbirds over the Bay) | GIANT SCALE RC PLANE FLYING MODEL (3 min 17 sec)

Posted by Matt tipton | Dec 11, 2017 @ 05:59 AM | 4,142 Views
1 2 3 your out. (3 min 35 sec)

Posted by TommyClancy | Dec 11, 2017 @ 04:14 AM | 2,848 Views
Hello! Having difficulties locating your CG? here's what you can do just click on this link to see the video
How to locate your CG? (2 min 12 sec)

Posted by martint_1976 | Dec 11, 2017 @ 04:10 AM | 2,514 Views
BYOD have just had the opportunity to build the almighty Strix Goblin for one of our good customers!

We are used the following hardware / setup;

-Stock STRIX Goblin propulsion system (Motor/ESC) w/ APC-E 6x4 Prop and Gensace 4S 4000mAh 25C Lipo
-Eagle Tree Vector Autopilot /OSD w/ GPS
-Runcam Swift v2 Camera w/ 2.3mm 150FOV Lens
-ImmersionRC 2.4Ghz 700mW Video Tx (supplied by customer, we used our ImmersionRC 5.8Ghz 25mW w/ Spironet Antenna for test flying)
-2.4Ghz Cloverleaf Antenna
-TBS Crossfire Long Range Tx & TBS Crossfire 8ch Diversity Rx
- FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Radio

The Strix Goblin model flies extremely well, very smooth with a wide speed envelope and has docile handling near the stall. However it's important to make sure that your control throws, expo, CofG and reflex are set up accurately, follow the manuals recommendations. We feel that more experienced pilots could handle a little more control throw, starting with the recommended is a great place to start.

We were impressed with the material quality and fitment of the air frame parts. The finish on the foam wings is fantastic and could be prepared very quickly if you wanted to paint them. The servo's, control horns and push rods are ample for the job, but we would recommend using loctite (non permanent normally blue in colour) on the push rod stoppers for extra security. We found that a couple of the wing bolts did not line up perfectly, but the holes can be slightly enlarged to fix this...Continue Reading
Posted by readysetdrone | Dec 10, 2017 @ 10:09 PM | 2,462 Views
Want to learn to fly a fixed wing RC airplane? Check out theXK A600. It has 5 channels, brushless motor and comes ready to fly!
RC Airplane Review - XK A600 Brushless (14 min 47 sec)

Posted by cuavlindy | Dec 10, 2017 @ 09:17 PM | 1,958 Views
HOT FREEE SHIIPIN CUAV U-Blox NEO-M8N High Precision GPS For Pixhack Pixhawk PX4 APM Flight Controller

why not try ?
Posted by Whiskers | Dec 10, 2017 @ 09:00 PM | 4,341 Views
On Sunday morning I had the joy of getting a new friend back on to RC flight after a very long time away from the hobby.
He comes from England and is now living here on the Sunshine Coast. As a youngster he had some experience with the planes his father built and flew.
I was impressed with how well he performed after such a time away from the sticks.
The plane I chose was my EasyFly glider, now very much modified and converted to be an FPV plane. It is the plane mentioned previously in this blog as having been rebuilt after a major crash.
It did not have the FPV pod installed for this session. I'm stupid, but not that stupid.
Anyway, I took the thing up to a good height and handed over the Tx. And he flew quite OK. This is a very easy plane to fly, a thing he commented on, but it was impressive that he did so well.
There was a bit of bad management on my part when I didn't resume control early enough and I had to land about 300 metres away with a sagging battery.
This distance is problematic for my ageing eyesight but no damage resulted.
I also flew Wedgetail, also mentioned previously. It is now fitted with new PVC landing gear.
The thing is quite a handful, being way over powered, short coupled and with large control surfaces. No nice relaxing flight time with this one.
Perhaps I found it a little daunting because I have not been flying recently. When I get back some form I'll probably be wondering why I had to really concentrate so to keep it on track.
It sure has an impressive rate of climb.
No doubt it also would have an impressive rate of decent which could easily end in planetary impact, and it was this that focused my attention.
The wind came up and put an end to the proceedings. But we'll be back.
Posted by UpNup | Dec 10, 2017 @ 08:16 PM | 2,634 Views
The Ford Flivver 268 plans are tricky in places. The fin and rudder have details that have to be closely followed.

The fin is 1/8 in. thick to build over the plans. When finished, you have to add 1/32 in. sheeting on both sides.

The rudder is 3/16 in. thick with extremely long and curved laminations. I made everything from cuts to sheeting. However the rudder has no sheeting.

The moment of truth is when the tail wheel bracket has to be inserted into a hole in the rudder and a trough has to be delicately run down the lower spine of the rudder. My alignment was off by only 1/16 in., but that threw the tail wheel off by 1/4 in. To resolve the problem, I could have re-soldered the bracket, but realized it could lead to new problems. I used a metal file to slim the top of the bracket insertion rod and cut the insertion hole on an angle. By gluing on a 1/64 in. plywood curved side, I covered where the bracket popped through the soft balsa.

There are two 1/8 in. dowel rods inserted into the bottom of the fin. Now, that means the 1/8 in. balsa rail gets cut through in two places! I cut the holes carefully and sliced the sides. Then I sanded flat the parts so that the sides didnít bulge. I used CA to quickly fix the dowels.

When I put the 1/32 in. sheeting on, everything laid flat. I used yellow wood glue on the fin and it alarmed me when the balsa began to limber up. I moved quickly to glue both slides. I layed the glued fin on a Formica kitchen countertop and...Continue Reading