Posted by JamDan | Sep 06, 2021 @ 10:41 AM | 20,269 Views
I'm using some custom Li-Ion batteries from UAVPro at the moment. They work great! Here's a long range flight:

FPV - Long Range Treetop & Moorland Flight - 4K (7 min 42 sec)


I've paired them with my Long Range quadcopter. Build log as follows for those interested:

- Armattan Chameleon Ti 6" long range
- MB Primo 2208 2550kv Motors
- Spedix 30a
- 5.5" props (5552 Gemfan)
- TBS Unify HV 5.8ghz VTX
- FPV Cam: Foxeer Cat 3 Micro
- HD Cam: GoPro Hero 7 Black (2.7k 60fps Hypersmooth)
- Motolabs Tempest F4 Flight Controller (soft-mounted)
- RC Reciever: TBS Crossfire Nano Diversity
- BN180 GPS Unit
- Flight Battery: UAVPro 4s Li-Ion (x4 Samsung 40T 21700 cells)
- Flight time without GoPro: 9.5min
- Flight time with GoPro: 8.5min
Posted by jmxp69 | Sep 05, 2021 @ 05:11 PM | 25,415 Views
In this video, I'll use the Paladin PL-18 for the first time in-flight:
FlySky Paladin PL18 First Flight: First Thoughts (8 min 34 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Sep 05, 2021 @ 03:47 PM | 27,030 Views
The lion kingdom's 1st 228mm wide part was a historic moment in Ender 3 lore. The Ender 3 was only marketed with a 220mm printable width. It was made possible by a 3dtouch & a lot of firmware hacking. The truck's container can now be printed in 8 segments instead of 12. If only lions could afford an Ender 5 Plus, the container would require 5 segments, but lions only have 1 part which requires such a large printer. An Ender 5 buys a lot of ramen noodles for someone in Shenzen.

The other new part was a new retaining ring. This retaining ring is more rigid, but it still can't compete with metal....Continue Reading
Posted by 3dxspin | Sep 05, 2021 @ 11:21 AM | 25,384 Views
Hey,

Long time since I made a post and thought I would share my current RC field office solution .

The Stanley Fatmax Technicians Tool Bag is easy to adapt for carrying everything you will ever need for 4" LR missions (except for the launch/landing mat and pilot chair) .

See attached pictures.

Cheers!
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 05, 2021 @ 11:02 AM | 25,428 Views
Howdy people

I've been very busy building several quads with the new Foxeer Auro frame.. Great frame though I must admit it does look a bit dull :P
The stack I selected for the build is NOT dull however

The esc: Foxeer Reaper 60A 96khz ESC

the FC: Foxeer F722 v2 Pro Flight Controller

I don't think Foxeer is really known for their stack components so always interesting to have a look at / try out

Foxeer Reaper 60A 96Khz + F722 v2 Pro - Night Fever 2021 Build Project - SHOW & TELL ! :) (39 min 6 sec)

Posted by mechmove | Sep 04, 2021 @ 11:39 PM | 26,746 Views
I had the servos and motor installed by an experienced builder, this is my first attempt at CG. Looks like lots of nose weight required, or better yet maybe a larger battery. Was planning on using my 3s 1.3aH tp pack, but too light. This is turning out to be a lot heavier than I wished for. Currently at 57 ounces with out battery.

Also, look closely at the tail, it’s slightly lopsided with respect to the wing, it may be difficult to notice in the photo, but its quite apparent . The elevator hinge came glued to the tail boom. I wouldn’t have expected this.

UPDATE 11/22, its had several flights, it’s not an issue. I’m leaving it the way it is. It’s an ultra low speed floater with CG at 100mm, or it appears to be flying slow due to its size. Just like watching a a380 landing.
Posted by GBLynden | Sep 04, 2021 @ 07:20 PM | 26,180 Views
This is Tim's RC Plane Crash with his E-flite Night Timber X. It features a Reverse Thrust Crash Into a Corn Field. That made him, my GF, & I the Children Of The Corn!

RC Plane Crash | E-flite Night Timber X 1.2m RC Bush Plane Reverse Thrust Crash Into Corn (3 min 30 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Sep 04, 2021 @ 10:29 AM | 27,777 Views
Guys,

The selected power system and prop selection was perfect. I did go to GravesRC (Hobby Shop) here in Orlando, Florida and purchased a brand new GENS ACE 5-Cell, 5,000mAH, 45C, Lithium Polymer as they were on sale plus two APC Propellers. One propeller was the APC 14 X 10-E and the other APC 14 X 8.5-E of which I selected the APC 14 X 8.5-E and it flew just magnificently and was mostly 1/2 throttle and when I increased to two (2) clicks above 1/2 throttle that motor spooled up and you can hear the propeller cutting through the air.

Very pleased on the Vented Spinner as it is very well balanced and didn't exhibit any vibrations or ugly noise coming from that business end.

At one point, I tried to slam the throttle and kicked in some rudder and up elevator and this RV-4 almost behaved like a 3D with a few snap rolls. I didn't attempt another one of those and glad I was UP 5-mistakes High!

Without any further delay, I will be sharing the Flight (Maiden) Video, thanks to Gerry Rivera who recorded it and along with the Still Pictures during the 2nd Flight.

Great Planes RV4 70 Inch Wing Span Glow To Electric Project Maiden Flight 09 04 2021 (3 min 55 sec)

Posted by Tazkiller85 | Sep 04, 2021 @ 05:04 AM | 28,683 Views
🧐Yep Les Amis,
Petite taille, bonnes Perfs.. Plaisir partagé ! C'est assez rare sur ma chaîne mais je ne pouvais pas passer à côté de ce nouveau produit Eachine. Un petit bateau de course brushless, racé au design plutôt bien réalisé, le EBT04 ! Un des plus puissant de sa catégorie pour le moment, il est très maniable et précis mais il a ce petit plus qu'on a vraiment apprécié. Parfaitement étanche, il dispose d'un aileron amovible lumineux, qui permettra de jouer à plusieurs en choisissant sa couleur ou de piloter dans la pénombre tout en gardant un contrôle parfait. Sécurisé avec son alerte batterie faible ou perte de signal et sa fonction retournement simple, les risques de rester coincé au milieu d'un plan d'eau sont presque nuls ! En bref, un vrai plaisir et de vrais sensations pour un faible investissement... Prenez soin de vous (et des autres) et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

Eachine EBT04 bateau Brushless - Review Test Démo - Résultat concours Permanent ! (28 min 28 sec)


🧐NOTATAZ : 19/20 Bien joué Eachine !!!
- Les plus : Beau design, Puissant, Bonne autonomie, sécurisé, Très maniable, Bonne portée, Pas trop cher.
- Les moins : Pas grand chose à lui reprocher ...

- Eachine EBT04 : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3GGYeHFcmd
- Lipo 2S 2200mAh (besoin adaptateur) : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KvKY4ZvrVO
- Adaptateur T mâle à Tamiya femelle : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/33vd68mpID
- Chargeur...Continue Reading
Posted by Old_Pilot | Sep 03, 2021 @ 01:55 PM | 28,242 Views
Just finished these two .... one for a flying buddy, and one for me (the green one) ........

I changed the color scheme and the livery for the green one ... the inspiration came from the Luftwaffe squadrons of WWII, with a lot of poetic license.
Hope you guys like it

Keep your nose up in the turns

C
Posted by mechmove | Sep 03, 2021 @ 09:59 AM | 27,840 Views
I am not compensated for this!

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_...SABEgI1ufD_BwE

29 USD, plus a section of old PVC pipe, plus three dollars worth of pipe insulation from Home Depot. Handling my planes is so much easier with this small investment!
Posted by RCWorks | Sep 02, 2021 @ 10:49 PM | 30,580 Views
Just got this, it's not that big a deal but it lets me know I'm doing well.
Posted by RC Roundtable | Sep 02, 2021 @ 08:55 PM | 26,543 Views
Episode 136: "Flying Doritos" is now live!
http://www.rcroundtable.com/podcasts...pisode_136.mp3

In this episode, the gang chats with Chris Graca about his amazing 3D-printed RC models.
-Meet Chris (2:40)
-Why ABS (16:15)
-The Buckeye (37:20)
-Timelines (51:50)
-Other prints (1:07:05)
-Acro-Cub reborn (1:16:55)
-Terry's workbench (1:23:55)
-Lee's workbench (1:31:55)
-Upcoming events (1:36:25)

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 an email: [email protected].
Posted by D3G | Sep 02, 2021 @ 08:40 PM | 24,493 Views
Progress has been slower than I had expected. The order for thin plywood was filled exactly three weeks after it was placed, just as promised. I'm using 1/16" ply on the bottom, deck and transom. 1/32" ply is glued to the sides. A two part epoxy paste was used to neatly fill in seam lines where the hull panels come together. After a fine sanding, an oil based spray primer will be next.

Rattle can spray paint is in short supply these days at our local big box stores. After three stops I found the top coat color I wanted and bought the last of what they had...their last three cans in that color. That should be plenty for multiple coats on a boat this size.

A sail has been cut and trial fit for size. Normally I use rip stop nylon material for my sails, but I wanted to try a light weight canvas cloth this time. It is easy to work with in that I don't need to be so extra careful with the hot iron as I fused the pocket luff and foot seam with hem tape. About a half yard of material was enough and it is actually fairly light weight on the mast. A mast crane might be necessary to carry the weight of the sail, but I think that the carbon fiber mast will be sturdy enough to remain unstayed. A few details still need to be worked out.

Happy building and thanks for stopping by y'all.

D3G
Posted by steevie | Sep 02, 2021 @ 10:48 AM | 27,904 Views
Hello everyone,

Next video from August 2021.

FMS Super Scorpion EDF 90mm - 3# Flight - August 28, 2021 / Pilot : Didier G

FMS Super Scorpion EDF 90mm - 3# Flight - August 28, 2021 (3 min 56 sec)

Posted by nagas | Sep 02, 2021 @ 10:33 AM | 27,814 Views
Flying Teapot is the third studio album by the progressive rock band Gong, originally released by Virgin Records in May 1973.It was re-issued later in the year with different cover art by BYG Actuel in France and Japan.

That cover art was used as the texture for the model.


A challenge set by my buddy John although he meant a real model!

You can download the model here.

Gong's Flying Teapot (0 min 52 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Sep 02, 2021 @ 01:45 AM | 30,224 Views
So the 60mm treaded tires made it up the test trail in 4m33s, the same as the 30mm tires. There was subjectively no obvious improvement in traction, but speed highly depends on how much gravel the driver goes over. They didn't materially affect the steering. They might have made the very fastest turns slower.


The mane problem is they had so much mass, they instantly popped the motor's retaining rings off. There are ways to make the retaining rings permanent, by drilling into the motor shafts.

The mane evidence of improved traction is they left much less of a mark than the 30mm tires, so they were pushing forward more instead of throwing dirt back. Another section of trail with less gravel showed them going much faster than the 30mm tires, but it was bugger all distance for estimating speed from GPS. A shift of a few GPS readings makes the speeds equal.
Posted by GEMFAN ts | Sep 01, 2021 @ 09:01 PM | 26,790 Views
Gemfan 𝗗𝟱𝟭-𝟱 good control and very quiet for 2 inch cinewhoop.

Get them:
https://www.gfprops.com/products/gem...oop-props.html