Posted by BDOG1 | Today @ 08:51 PM | 84 Views
This morning I awoke to 6 inches of snow, 20 degrees and a forecast 15 mph winds ....
Oh Yea - Another chance to slope ,this was the third time I was able to get out on the hill this week
Once again at the top I found more wind , a steady 20 gusting over 30 mph to shake the rust off my trusty KA-8 .
I kept her up for around 20 minutes,the gusts were definitely flexing the wings
I popped the spoilers and walked her in during a lull in the gusts , no need to beat up an old favorite too bad.
Next up was the LEG ODR ,after some trimming {not sure why it was out of trim but its been a while since I last flew her } I was zooming back and forth close to the hill face {Kansas on my mind }
The wind kept vectoring west to north west then back west sometimes just a few degree's sometimes more - it kept it interesting
After about 45 minutes of fun my fingers were getting cold so I decided to head back down to the car.
A good week of flying {and climbing } has my legs and lungs ready for some rest and football tomorrow - GO BILLS !!
Posted by benjamin presten | Today @ 08:31 PM | 93 Views
In 1928 Boeing was working on what would be the last generation of high performance military biplanes before the wave of monoplanes took over. Boeing’s entry into the fighter biplane market was the P-12 series. Built for both the Army Air Core and the Navy, there were many versions of the P-12 through its development. With Boeing trying to keep up with the monoplane phase, they modified one particular model of the P-12, the F4B-1 (last picture) to be a monoplane. Enter the Boeing XF5B-1 or XP-15. Finished in early 1930, the first airplane, (the XP-15) was essentially an XF4B-1 with the bottom wing knocked off, a new landing gear and modified ailerons. It was found to be unstable due to the vertical surface of the tail being too small. With an enlarged vertical surface, the XP-15 was presented to the US Army for testing. With a top speed of 190mph, it was no slouch in the speed department, but it was found to have a poor climb rate and a high landing speed so it was never purchased. A second airplane was completed, the XF5B-1, for presentation to the Navy and was ultimately purchased but a contract for more was never reached.

Powered by a 525hp Pratt & Whitney R-1340 and hauling the mail at 190mph, without even mentioning it’s fantastic looks, the XP-15 might have been the ultimate parasol.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 07:58 PM | 108 Views
Made this one as thin as possible, taking out all the artwork & using .8mm thick panels. Thickness is only limited by the switch size. Took out the temporary screws, which was a disaster. They need the temporary screws, even when the sticks appear to stay in place without them. An attempt at knurled areas was subjectively successful, if only because they created a widened part. A better solution might be hot glue or removable TPU caps. The button caps need more clearance. Lions tend to hit the power button when they go for the speed buttons, so that might have to be moved up or get some shrouds.

Got rid of the bulge, yet the extra length required is barely longer than a lion paw itself. It should be reprinted with the temporary screws before committing to soldering.
Posted by old4570 | Today @ 06:24 PM | 164 Views
UMX TT signal loss (5 min 22 sec)


Re routing the antenna helped some ! But not enough !

So I have punched more holes in the TT and this time routed the antenna out the bottom of the fuse , maybe 1mm .

Range checking was good , at least double what I got before .

Butt ! @nd its a huge Bee Hive ! This antenna definitely seem to have a dead zone .. And that appears to be when it is directly pointed at the Tx .
Thats why I have it sticking vertically down .. Which does not eliminate the possibility of the dead zone ..

Last time , the prop did come lose ! Hence the funny sounding motor run .
That small cheap nasty self tapping screw seems to have stripped out the prop shaft .
So I had to replace it with a hex head screw . More butchery of the foam spinner , required .

Do I have to mod the antenna ?
Posted by kiwi_craig | Today @ 05:48 PM | 192 Views
Team, no doubt you have seen the new 3 blade head on the Microheli web page.

https://www.microheli.com/helicopter...330x-330s.html

Personally I really like 3 bladed head units and have done a number of custom builds on micros (K120, blade 130S, WL V950, blade 200 srx with both RKH short blade and Microheli 3 blade with my own long balde setup and upgrade motors as well as the factory Oxy 3 cubed and actively flying the 230S three blade unit on my upgraded AS355 scale bird also with 300x power. I also have Gaui X3 that's scheduled for the X3L - 3 blade conversion and tail stretch and 3 blade setup to go into my Tarot 450. So when Microheli advised they had a 3 blade DFC setup coming for the 450/330 this was a must have addition for me.

Microheli have provided me with a unit for technical evaluation and test flying and I thank them for the opportunity to review this product. I'll document the assembly (all very straight forward) and any FBL tuning - changes needed on the AR7200 beastX unit followed by flight test and reporting on y findings.

Enjoy the product photos whilst I get the unit assembled and then get the FBL settings checked over.

Microheli also have a full complement of spare parts amiable in support of this product with details now up on the Microheli website.

After initial unpacking and inspection I can advise the fit and finish on this product is totally stunning, the machining precision and finishing is superb ! I'm working through the various engineering details and will be reporting further on the design aspect of the assembly.
Posted by julinator04 | Today @ 05:09 PM | 195 Views
Hey,
I had a lot of issues to get my ESC and motor running. After contacting the manufacturer of the ESC (Flier) I knew which firmware to flash (Boat_UV30 if you wondered). Now my motor is running but acting weirdly on low rpm.

Please see the video I linked.

bldc Motor rough start issue (0 min 36 sec)


Since it is a sensorless motor, it's obvious that the start won't be smooth. But I don't think it's supposed to be as rough as it is with mine!
I tried resoldering all joints, changing the motor timing, changing the motor speeds and more. I'm out of answers and couldn't find any other people having similar issues. Also I don't know how else to describe this issue than saying it's a "rough start".

I'm happy for every tip you can provide!
Posted by PittSpecial | Today @ 04:32 PM | 209 Views
Hello good people!

Now I am not recommending anyone to do this with any of your models, especially if they are Electric Power. My situation is a little different because this Trojan model has crashed now several times and I had the opportunity to provide good protection to the ESC against moisture since I live in a very humid and swampy environment.

This weekend, most of Central Florida is Socked in with low Drizzle rain Clouds with DEAD CALM conditions that makes it all so tempting!

Okay, here's my Video of my 10+ year old Park Zone (now E-Flite) T-28 NAVY Trojan 1.1m (44-Inch wing span) with STOCK Power System and swinging the XOAR wood 2-Blade Glow 10 X 7 Propeller and 3-Cells, 2200mAH, 35C Lithium Polymer battery packs. This model has custom retracts.

It zooms with zest appeal.

Park Zone T 28 NAVY Trajan 1 1m 44 inch wing span in the rain 01 23 2021 (5 min 33 sec)

Posted by MCSGUY | Today @ 02:38 PM | 264 Views
I just found this posted by my good friend WhirlLee

Joe Jet Spark Maiden (2 min 21 sec)

Posted by djmoose | Today @ 09:41 AM | 606 Views
Here are the 2nd half videos of the build!

Episode 4: installing the tail control horns and preparing the elevator.
Installing the Elevator - Seagull Models Reno Air Care Yak-11 ARF - Perestroika Build - Episode 4 (15 min 50 sec)

Posted by t00nz843z | Today @ 09:20 AM | 653 Views
This is the first video in a series to help new pilots enter into the radio control (RC) hobby. A beginner's RC helicopter was used in this tutorial, as the method of control is the same for both drones and helicopters. The helicopter's advantage over a drone for beginners is that it is a much more efficient flier, and allows longer practice flight time per battery charge. The tutorial helicopter that was used can achieve up to 15 minutes of flight time, and may be found here .

This series will focus on basic piloting skills for flying drones and helicopters. We'll start with a discussion of transmitter flight controls, and how they are applied to fly the aircraft in hover. In follow-on videos we'll examine yaw, horizontal translational flight, turning, and orientation tips.
Affiliate links: At no cost to you, I do receive a small commission for sales resulting from these links.

And here is the tutorial
RC Helicopter and Drone Basics, Part 1 Hover Tutorial (23 min 21 sec)

Posted by ShonanBeachRC | Today @ 08:12 AM | 705 Views
Almost finished my Tamiya TT-01D rebuild!
I was planning to use the Tamiya Nissan R390 GT1 body but some how it doesn’t line up nicely therefor I went with the Tamiya Toyota GR Supra body! This was my first paint job some time ago and it needs some work still!

More on my website: https://www.shonanbeachrc.com/rc-rebuids/tamiya-tt01d/
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 06:28 AM | 858 Views
Yep Les Amis,
4 oreilles valent mieux que deux ! J'ai en test dans cette vidéo les deux derniers produits de la marque Tronsmart. Le casque APOLLO Q10 bluetooth et la petite enceinte nomade FORCE 2. Ces deux nouvelles sorties de la marque sont encore une fois d'un très bon rapport qualité prix. Le rendu et la puissance de la FORCE 2 est bien présent et apporte l'étanchéité totale par rapport à la T6 Plus. Le casque lui, très confortable et léger, est d'une autonomie surprenante et la réduction de bruit très impressionnante . En bref, un investissement très raisonnable pour les petits budgets qui veulent se faire plaisir ! ... Bon Film et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

TRONSMART APOLLO Q10 et FORCE 2 - Test Avis Review - Petits budgets, bonne perfs ! (31 min 32 sec)


Force 2 : http://bit.ly/TSF2JANae

Banggood :
Produits Tronsmart (lien affilié) : http://bit.ly/2Y6iFP7

- TABLEAU DES PROMOS ET COUPONS BANGGOOD 2020 RC et ACCESSOIRES (remis à jour régulièrement, en utilisant ces liens, vous aidez la chaîne, ) : http://bit.ly/2OiQMPF

- Ma page BANGGOOD ( gardez ce lien en favori ou raccourci pour vos achats sur Banggood ) : http://bit.ly/2Qr7Um6

- Si Vous voulez aider la chaîne avec un don (tous les dons servent à alimenter les vidéos en produits ou matériel ): https://streamlabs.com/Tazkiller85

BIENTÔT EN TEST :
- Protek 25 Analog : http://bit.ly/2WGPBx9 ou https://bit.ly/2IFfsSK
- GEPRC Crocodile Baby 4 pouces analogique : https://bit....Continue Reading
Posted by saucerguy | Today @ 05:11 AM | 941 Views
Follow me here, keep in touch through it. I just threw something together, raw as it is to have my spot to light upon for just personal page and contact information. I just have had enough of being under the yolk of some self proclaimed authorities. I am big along helping people getting their own space too. We should all have our own domain to just do our thing, express ourselves and not have to conform to some outsiders system, controls and rules.

BWMillar.com

There will be of course, build logs as I've been doing here and more, but that's only part of who and what I am about. I am doing my own thing there regardless in that world and more from now on.
Posted by kiwi_craig | Yesterday @ 11:10 PM | 1,351 Views
Micro Heli Pro Tail assembly for the Blade 450 X / 330 X / 330 S / 270 CFX / Fusion 270

Kiwi_Craig RC is setting up a blade 450 with both the new Micro Heli "pro" tail assembly and the new 3 blade DFC main rotor head. The Microheli team have been testing the heck out of these for the last few months fine tuning the geometric setups for the Pro tail and the 3 blade DFC head units. The parts have been provided to me to cary out a technical evaluation and independent test flying and I thank the Microheli team for this opportunity.

Starting off with the new "PRO" tail assembly, all I can can say is WOW, WOW and WOW, is a truely superbly made piece of gear, totally new design that does away with the forked clevis - bell crank and circular pitch slider "wheel" which is quite prone to wear and then results in mechanical slop. Similarly the blades plastic tail grips are prone to stretching and become floppy with laterally movement occurring. Combine the two and you get a standard tail assembly that is hard to keep working well as the flight hours roll up.

These clevis - bell crank type tails can be made to work exceptionally well, just look at the Gaui X3 and Oxy 2/3/4 helis. Microheli also does an upgrade for the various plastic parts in the standard assembly as well.

In designing the ultimate tail unit Microheli have adopted a sliding block unit with a double jointed pivoting arm, this gets rid of the sliding clevis pins and pitch slider...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 10:58 PM | 1,336 Views
Watching this video got lions thinking about pendulum robots again.

Can A Self Balancing Vehicle Drive on a High Wire? (6 min 30 sec)


The problem is gyro stabilized robots have to be perfectly balanced or their gyro quickly saturates. They either need automatic weight shift or a way to precess. Pendulum robots accelerate in the direction of their center of gravity to stay upright. If they stay unbalanced, they'll keep accelerating until they run out of power & fall over.

The problem is pendulum robots are slow because they have to accelerate a lot of mass. When they move, they're either slowing a lot of mass down or speeding a lot of mass up to keep their CG centered, but never moving at a constant speed. Lions once considered fastening a quad copter to a pendulum robot to stabilize it. It would burn a lot of power, make a lot of noise, & take a lot of space. What about attaching a moment gyro to a pendulum robot to absorb the short term inertia, allowing it to travel much faster?

Moment gyros have been fastened to stationary pendulums but never to make a pendulum go real fast. This is a good example of the kind of system which could make an inverted pendulum go fast. Maybe a moment gyro could be used to make a legged robot cheaper & faster.

Balance Control of an Inverted Pendulum with a Control Moment Gyroscope (0 min 24 sec)
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Posted by Rickmelder | Yesterday @ 07:37 PM | 1,608 Views
Just purchased a Dynaflite Fun Scale 81" Spitfire that seems complete except for plans and the manual. I have downloaded the plans but not the manual
the manual, question is are one or both available for purchase? Also any info as to when these were sold or discontinued would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 06:13 PM | 1,722 Views
UMX Turbo Timber with Rudder Mix (5 min 3 sec)


I mixed in some rudder in stability mode to tighten the turns ..
From memory the mix is for 20% rudder added to the ailerons , and it really helps in tightening the turns .
I was thinking that the TT would be a nice tight space flier but in stability mode it's a little lazy with just bank and yank !
So mixing in a little rudder really helps kick the tail over . And with the TT having such excellent slow speed handling , kicking the tail does not hurt .
After a little over 4 minutes flight time , I had 53% battery when I came home .

The vertical performance is not brilliant and then again it's not terrible , maybe a little ho hum !
I will have to see about a 2 blade replacement prop .

Signal Warnings - I lowered the warning point / signal strength .. No joy there !

So today I came home and punched some holes in the side of the fuse and pulled the antenna thru !
Then tapped it to the outside of the fuse , just a bit of tail sticking out . ( pictured )
Tripled my range check . That's got to be nice
Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 12:00 PM | 2,266 Views
Great soldering iron for hobbyists. But it does not come with a power adapter. So I made one: DC5525 -XT60.
DIY DC5525 -XT60 adapter for TS100 soldering iron (1 min 46 sec)

Posted by benjamin presten | Yesterday @ 11:48 AM | 2,352 Views
History of the Travel Air:
The History of the Travel Air is intertwined into quite a few of the major names in aviation history. Starting with Laird and Swallow, down the grape vine Travel Air was eventually associated with Curtiss-Wright, Cessna, Beechcraft and Stearman. But of course it couldn't be without an extremely convoluted history that one company could be associated with so many names. It all started in the early 1920s with Laird-Swallow. In the 1920s, barnstorming was in full swing and the market was hungry for more biplanes to rake in the cash with. Swallow was one of the early answers. With a single seat in the rear cockpit and room for two up front, the Swallow was a major step up from the Jennys and Standard J-1s that were surplussed from WWI. However, still having a wooden fuselage, it wasn't as tough or as long living as a barnstormer might want. Two employees of Swallow thought they had the answer to this with a welded steel fuselage. Lloyd Stearman and Walter Beech proposed their welded steel fuselage to the owner of Swallow aircraft to a surprising rejection. This sparked some controversy and ended with Stearman and Beech leaving Swallow to start their own company. Interestingly, this demonstration welded steel fuselage was actually turned into a completed airplane by the Winstead brothers (named the Winstead Special) which is still surviving and flying today. Stearman and Beech decided to start their own company using their welded steel fuselages. They...Continue Reading