Posted by magnetman | Today @ 02:40 PM | 473 Views
Couple of pics of my SR 71. Twin 12 blade fans on 3s and AR636 Rx. Weak original U/C replaced with Eflite retracts. As yet unflown.
Posted by 5546dug | Today @ 01:48 PM | 782 Views
Nice and fast addition to the fleet!
Hoping it will keep the jet urge at bay till a spring reunion!

Not sure about the pylon racing but just a 3.5 minute terror and blast.
Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 12:04 PM | 1,139 Views
Halloa people,

Simple short video this time! I recently did a show & tell on this HBX car
and I'll be posting up some short running / test video's of it...

This time we'll have a look how the car holds it's own OFFroad


HBX 18859 Rampage! 1/18th scale Monster Truck - Offroad drivin :D (3 min 24 sec)

Posted by japim | Today @ 09:26 AM | 1,531 Views
Another crazy idea.

German conceptual bomber Blohm und Voss P170. 3D Printed of course

Scale 1:12, 1.3m span, ~1 m long. Expected weight 2kg. 3D printed retracts. 4S-6S power setup.
I am not sure about the rudder function yet. Vase mode friendly + carbon/steel reinforcing.

I am thinking about another type of split.
Keep the wing in one piece, but split the center fuse in half using Lockey BD5 Fuse sections splitting mechanism.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 09:15 AM | 1,552 Views
Aircraft Setup File - Converted EPP Chuck Glider 480mm Wingspan (Pusher Configuration)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZVu...ew?usp=sharing

This Setup works great & the performance of this Converted Chuck Glider is Awesome!

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

Banggood GCRC
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GmDmQ1nVkO

Here is a link to the Playlist for this RC Converted Chuck Glider:
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

Racerstar Racing Edition 1104 BR1104 7000KV 1-2S Brushless Motor (The DYS 1104 is no longer available)
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

iFlight Nazgul T3020 3020 3X2 3 Inch 2-Blade (Eachine 3020 Prop is no longer available)
https://www.banggood.com/IFlight-Naz...47791920140372

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

3Pcs URUAV 7.4V 380mAh 50C/100C 2S Lipo Battery JST Plug (The original LIPO is no longer available)
https://www.banggood.com/3Pcs-URUAV-...47791920140372

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

RW.RC 10A Brushless ESC 5V1A BEC 2S 3S (DYS 7A OPTO is no longer available)
https://www.banggood.com/RW_RC-10A-B...47791920140372

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See you in the Air!

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Ground Control RC™ Glue & Fly™ Series Scratch-Build Planes

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Posted by Risto | Today @ 07:22 AM | 1,895 Views
*Under construction since February 28th, 2021. If you are interested in this topic, please re-visit this page in a week or two*
Posted by Risto | Today @ 07:20 AM | 1,992 Views
Here's a step-by-step guide to building OpenTX firmware for your radio on Microsoft Windows 10. If you prefer Ubuntu Linux as your operating system of choice, then please see my blog post #1 for the same instructions, but targeting Ubuntu Linux.



In the first half of this blog entry, I show how to setup the build environment and in the second half I give two build examples plus a bonus build - first for vanilla OpenTX build and second for OlliW MAVLink enhanced OpenTX fork. The bonus build is for latest and greatest OlliW development branch (not for flying). In the examples, I use RadioMaster TX16S, but the steps are all applicable to other radios as well, you just need to select another build target in the CMAKEOPTIONS line (more on that below).

After following the steps here, if you are interested to learn how to setup a graphical development environment for coding and debugging, please see a follow-up blog post #4 (planned, not yet there. As a teaser you could have a look at similar topic targeting Ubuntu Linux in by blog post #2) of mine showing how to setup Qt Creator and how to perform real-time in-circuit debugging with it on code running on radio microcontroller.

The steps in this guide are tested with OpenTX v2.3.11 release and v2.3-dev branches plus OlliW mavtelem2311-v24 and OlliW mavtelem-dev forks using Microsoft Windows 10 in Version 20H2 64-bit edition.



Disclaimer: I have assembled this guide to the best of my knowledge. Nevertheless this is NOT the...Continue Reading
Posted by TrikeTrash | Yesterday @ 10:19 PM | 3,315 Views
Easy question, complex answer. One, I'm a cheap azz. Two, I like tinkering with stuff. Three, and the
most important, I hate stuff on my face. Maybe, it's because I have to wear glasses and that's done
a number in my head over the years. I don't know, I just don't like stuff on my face. I have to put up
with the glasses but I don't have to put up with a #@#% octopus wrapped on my face!

Back to the bucket. It started when I purchased a toy quad that came with a little 4" video monitor
that attached to the radio. It was ok, but trying to watch the screen while the quad was flying around
the room, really really didn't work out. I thought about putting the monitor in a box and sticking my
head inside - that didn't work. Then by accident while out it the garage, I noticed my old flip up welding
helmet hanging on the wall. It had been replaced many years before by my auto darkening helmet. I
pulled it down, it was covered in dust, full of spider webs and the headband was rotten. I tried to flip it
open but the hinge was rusted solid so it broke off in my hand. I proceeded to pry out the optical filters
and got it down to the bare plastic. I cut a piece of aluminum to cover the opening left by the flip top, a
couple of pop rivets, some hot glue and the Model I hood was born.

The screen was quite small and I had to wear glasses to focus but it worked great. Thinking that if this
hood was good, goggles must be even better....Continue Reading
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 08:41 PM | 3,629 Views
Some money saving tips and a couple of my favorite links:
RC Newbies and Cheapskates: Awesome and Affordable RC Equipment • Save That Bank! (56 min 32 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 05:42 PM | 4,153 Views
UMX Turbo Timber again (5 min 44 sec)


Video did not corrupt this time ..

6.30 AM start , Brrrr 9.9 deg C summer morning .

No wind to speak off ..

This time I let the antenna hang , and it did not help at all . Actually , maybe worse !
If I could get the the Flight Control Board , I would buy a long range drone antenna and solder it in place .
But the TT is glued together , so ! Maybe go with a thicker tail rather than a thin bit of wire ? ( Yeah , sounds like a plan )
Anyways , next time I will be going back to the L shaped bend and the end of the antenna and see if I can get back what I had early on .
Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 05:04 PM | 4,284 Views
I’m helping a clubmember with his approach and landings with his Extra. We have a constant 5-10 direct crosswind so there is limitless to no headwind component to land on our fabric or grass runway. Ground speed has been reduced using near stall speeds with flaperons, and spoilerons but is problematic. Today I installed flaps and what a difference this makes. With half flaps she slows down and with full flaps she can come in at a higher approach angle and speed is much slower. Takeoffs with half power and half flaps can be slower and with more time to make rudder corrections.

The DX8 was changed to 1 aileron and 1 flap and both have Y cables that get plugged into channel 2 and channel 6 for the flaps. The flap menu was opened and the D switch was assigned: D0 for “Flaps Up”, D1 for “Takeoff Flaps”, and D2 for “Landing Flaps”. I set +100, 0, and -100% but reduced the throw to 95%, 0, 95% to eliminate servo noise from the min digital servos. The stock foam hinge was retained and a portion had to be repaired with after market hinges. The maximum landing flap angle is still good enough for maximum drag that reduces airspeed. Down compensation was put into the flap menu so that with 4 clicks of throttle the approach glide slope with landing flaps is about a 3 degree glide slope hands off except for rudder corrections to centerline. This power can remain until touchdown or reduced to zero during the flair.

The model will still roll quickly with the outer ailerons at max throws if that’s what you want. The inner portion of the aileron does not have as much roll force as the outer portion of the aileron.

I recommend this mod for the Extra 300.
Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 12:31 PM | 5,006 Views
Sony VCT6 18650 Li-Ion battery (3 min 8 sec)

Sony's VCT6 is one of the most capable 18650 out there. True 15A constant discharge rate with 3000mAh capacity help to power your DIY projects. Therefore, I'm using it on my 3d printed nano long-range drone
Nominal Capacity 3000mAh
Continuous Discharge Rating (max) 15A
Nominal Voltage 3.6V
Maximum Voltage 4.2V
Discharge cut-off Voltage 2.5V
Protected No
Rechargeable Yes
Approx. Dimensions 18.40mm x 65.7mm
Approx. Weight 47.5g
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 12:19 PM | 5,046 Views
Build Showcase of the Glue & Fly™ Series F22 Micro V2 by David P.!

I wanted to Showcase these Builds as David definitely has skill building this GFS Parkjet ;-)
His Build looks better than mine and I've built quite a few Parkjets.

This Parkjet has only (11) Total Parts to complete the Build.

My PNF Cost for this Parkjet was only $36.65 ;-)

Pretty inexpensive for a Parkjet that has Unlimited Vertical Climb ;-)

If anyone else has Images of their Builds of our GFS Planes you can send Links to the Images to [email protected]
I would love to Showcase your Builds as well ;-)

Glue & Fly™ Series F22 Micro V2 - Version 2 Rev1 Full Size & Tiled Plans & Docs are now Available!

Here is the link to the Plans & Docs:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1npF...ew?usp=sharing

Here is a link to e3Scott's Build Log of the GFS F-22 Mini V3:
https://scottsparkjetblog.blogspot.c...-v3-build.html

Here are links to e3Scott's Youtube Channel and Parkjet Blog:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfP...jP9Kjv84ajANVg
http://scottsparkjetblog.blogspot.co.../posts/default

Here is a link to the GFS F-22 Micro V2 Playlist:
Glue & Fly Series - Introducing our Latest F-22 Micro V1.5 Airframe (4 min 0 sec)


Banggood GCRC
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GmDmQ1nVkO

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.

Here...Continue Reading
Posted by Rowhider | Yesterday @ 10:56 AM | 5,087 Views
Hello guys, I share today an update of my TA04-PRO project: chassis finally completed and body found!

A gorgeous Honda NSX Raybrig 2002 is now waiting for its paint

TAMIYA TA04 PRO - Project Update - Honda NSX Raybrig body Unboxing (1 min 41 sec)

Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 06:11 AM | 5,621 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Pas CHER c'est BIEN mais Pas BIEN, c'est CHER ! Lol ... C'était plutôt bien parti avec cette belle journée ensoleillée pour tester le Shadow FIEND de Eachine ainsi que la petite radio JUMPER T-Lite. Le déballage et la mise en route se sont bien passé pour le FIEND mais au premier vol, les soucis sont apparus rapidement comme vous pourrez le voir dans cette vidéo. Vbat, GPS, manque de la sécurisation de l'ipex de la Vista, qualité du carbone et de l'assemblage, en bref, ça fait beaucoup ! Par contre, nous sommes rassurés et très satisfait des performances de la petite JUMPER T-Lite, le pilotage est précis et souple et la portée très satisfaisante avec un XM+ Frsky . Ne ratez pas les BONUS de l'Outro ... Bon Film et merci à tous pour votre soutien .


Eachine Shadow FIEND - Review Test Démo - Pas cher mais ... Trop cher ! Tirage Concours Permanent... (37 min 50 sec)


NOTATAZ : Recallé !

- Eachine SHADOW FIEND VISTA ou NEBULA (coupon BGSW20 ) : https://bit.ly/3hL8qsy
- Eachine SHADOW FIEND analogique (coupon BGEachine2021) : http://bit.ly/3uDKHQX
- Pièces détachées : http://bit.ly/2Mz7L2m
- Pads antidérapants collants noirs : http://bit.ly/2ZXFHbO
- Lipo conseillée 4S 850mAh (Vol avec Gopro ) : http://bit.ly/3cVt74I
- Lipo conseillée 4S 1050mAh (Vol avec Gopro ) : http://bit.ly/2NcGNxk
- Li-Ion 4S 3000mAh XT30 (Avec Naked/SMO): http://bit.ly/2NY66Dz
- Li Ion 4S 2800mAh XT60 (Avec Naked/SMO) : http://bit.ly/3rydPXA
- Adaptateurs...Continue Reading