Posted by dealdealerunltd1 | Yesterday @ 08:17 PM | 1,338 Views
Honda only made these bikes for 2 yrs - This particular one is the Ď03 (last year of these 954ís) Itís also a genuine 1 owner motorcycle w/ only 11k actual miles. These 954 bikes are getting difficult to find in this kind of condition.. Check it out..

Currently in process of removing the rear extension blocks & putting back to stock length. Also doing a full polish on frame & swing arm. Just ordered a new set of Michelin Pilot Sports & flush mount signals for it this morning. Frame & swing arm are both coming out like chrome, but itís a process.... Gonna be whole diff motorcycle when get it finish!! ! As everything else I purchase to play with a little while, it is for sale.

Powdersville SC 29673

Clean, clear title in hand... If interested..
Letís talk..
Posted by lawrence4 | Yesterday @ 06:34 PM | 1,546 Views
Only replace front damage bearing low to middle speed test flight (3 min 24 sec)

Lucky found one same size of front bearing to replace, okay for low to middle speed running.
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 04:11 PM | 1,806 Views
XK A160 without the flight control board (6 min 38 sec)

The Chicken = Airframe
The Egg = Flight control board

What the heck is going on ?

It's a completely different animal ! So I would say , that for me , the flight control board was crashing the XK A160 .
Because without the flight control board , this plane is NUTS stable . Almost like a train on tracks stable .
And the faster you fly the more stable it becomes . ( That might be the leading edge slats ) . There was no nasty stall tendency at all , not even when I stalled it .
That's crazy Where was the instability ( Yeah - in the flight control board )

Seriously XK can bite my shinny metal bee hive ! ( They sold me a turkey instead of a J3 cub )
XK owes me $$ ....
Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 11:34 AM | 2,449 Views
Gaoneng GNB27 lipo connector (2 min 2 sec)

Here is Gaoneng's new lipo connector for tinywhoops and toothpicks. It's supposed to increase conductivity over the PH2.0 connector and, thus, performance and flight time. I'm using it on my 1s Babytooth. Only trade off over the PH2.0 is the higher weight of about 0.8g for a pair of male and female plugs.
Posted by RCLCP Podcast | Yesterday @ 11:11 AM | 2,500 Views
Hey everyone! Episode 10 is here!

Epsiode 10 - SOOOO many things! (1 hr 3 min 55 sec)

DISCOUNT CODE!!! Don't forget your 15% off at See the video for your discount code! Valid till Oct 31, 2020. Be sure to get in before the deadline. In this episode, we talk about all the things. SO much has happened these last two weeks, Stephen could barely contain himself. Thanks again to our amazing sponsor, They are taking wonderful care of us with batteries and a charger for Stephen. Be sure to go give them some love! RC Flight Log PRODUCTS WE USE (affiliate links) TARANIS X9D PLUS 2019 SE TARANIS QX7S RX6R RECEIVER RX4R RECEIVER RECEIVERS TRANSMITTERS 2S 300mah BATTERY (Derekís Glider) LIPO VOLTAGE CHECKER 3S 500mah BATTERY Archer GR6:
Posted by klang | Yesterday @ 10:08 AM | 2,615 Views
Garrison Aerodrome Manx kit
Posted by scousethief | Yesterday @ 05:56 AM | 3,276 Views PRE-ORDER Price KIT US$79.99 PRE-ORDER Price PNP $119.99


Brand Name: Sonicmodell

Item Name: AR Wing Pro
Material: High Quality EPP
Wingspan: 1000mm (39.37'')
Length: 450mm (17.71'')
Version: KIT, PNP (optional)
KIT Empty Weight: 340g
PNP Empty Weight: 500g

Recommended Sonicmodell Power Combo Configuration:

Motor: 2216-1400KV
ESC: 40A w/5V 3A BEC
Servos: 2pcs 9g metal gear servo
Propeller: 2 blades 8x5
Recommended Battery: 4S 3200-3500mAh Lipo, ZOHD Lionpack 18650 4S2P 7000mAh, Click Here

Recommended Flying Capability:

Min. recommended Speed: 31km/h
Max. Speed (with SM power combo): 130km/h
Cruise Speed (with Sonicmodell power combo): 75/80km/h @ 5.5A
Max. Speed Tested Without Structural Failure: 220km/h with no structural damage or twist on elevons
Max. Recommended Takeoff Weight (with SONICMODELL power combo): 1425 grams
Reflex On Elevons: 1.5-2mm at level
Recommended Max. Throws: 12mm


- The World 1st FPV Wing with dedicated nose camera bay and main hatch bay for DJI HD Air Unit System, no need any cut or DIY to fit the DJI System.
- Aerodynamic designed FPV pocket in both sides of fuselage, with high efficient NACA air cooling system to ensure the FPV gear work in perfect...Continue Reading
Posted by lawrence4 | Yesterday @ 05:21 AM | 3,305 Views
Build a new home for the old motor,
White Wing Maiden Flight
White Wing Maiden Flight (1 min 24 sec)

The damaged bearing persisted until the maiden flight was completed,
lucky ;-)

wingspan 860 mm
length 530 mm
height 132
weight 220g
old motor (bearing damage)
old ESC (? spec)
New servo dualsky AS55 * 2
Old Battery DUALSKY 3S 550mAh
Old receiver DSM2 6ch
New folding propeller 6*3
Posted by gke | Yesterday @ 02:40 AM | 3,590 Views
This is a much lighter plank intended for indoors but works outside in relatively still air. Based on my own planks and planks of fellow flyers Pete and Ray. The rounded "look" came from Pete's version inspiring me to build. Took probably an hour maybe two to build.

AUW 47gm. Span of mainplane 450mm with 55mm tips at around 45deg. Chord 180mm with elevon chord 40mm. Fuselage 350mm with wing LE at 110mm. 820 motor with random 55mm quad prop. Any old Rx brick will do with nano servos. Will probably work with brick and integrated linear servos.

Motor down thrust needs to be about 5degrees.

Indoor Plank Maiden PopCorn V2 1 (0 min 7 sec)

Indoor Plank PopCorn V2 Maiden 2 (0 min 8 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by rockbus | Yesterday @ 01:35 AM | 3,688 Views
A friend of mine got me this plane from a swap meet 4-5 years ago. It was missing the landing gear, pushrods, control horns, Clevis is, the CAHinges, any screws that were included and a manual.

Itís had three Hitec standard servos, power switch fuel tank and a size 35 engine. The 35 engine was missing a muffler, needle valve and prop nut.

Built it, adding landing gear steerable tail wheel aileron servo pushrods and Clevis and control horns.

Added a 0.46 Magnum engine from who knows, prop and spinner. 900 mah spektrum 2 cell life for power.

Hitec receiver.

Biggest pain was finding control rods and clevisí..

I have not flown power in years, and nitro power since the bonsai RC field closed.

Anyway some build pictures. Not much to do.
Posted by VicT | Oct 18, 2020 @ 10:39 PM | 3,995 Views
Iíve been catapult launching my 64 gram Fox EPP free flight glider using 3 #64 rubber bands. They are tied to the end of a stick handle held in the feet hand. When stretched back about 2 ft and released the Fox climbs consistently up to about 30-40 feet. Iím a teaching my friends 7 yr old son how to launch and the effects of trim and CG.

Recently I started to fly my 4 ounce Elf with rudder and elevator. Itís got a wing tip blade for DHLG soft or hard throws however I wanted to see what a catapult system would be like. So I fashioned a music wire hook to the Elf Carbon fiber boom and used Gorilla glue for reinforcement. I will be using different rubber and bungee bands for experimentation. I have a stomp launcher that could be used as well. The objective is to have consistent launch angles and direction for indoor or outdoor confined space flying sites.

I tested Elf with winds 15-18 in a small park with 60 -80 ft trees surrounding the center field. I practiced tip launching about 20 times circling the wind shears. As long as Elf has airspeed over the rudder and stab you have good control. However a sudden tailwind wind shear can temporarily cause loss of control.
I used a stick with 3 # 64 bands and held it with my left hand and transmitter hand strap. I was able to get good smooth launches but only about 15 ft high where as tip launches were about 75 ft. So rubber has to be experimented with.

On post flight inspection the temporary hot glue repair to the rudder horn showed play. At home I made an aluminum rudder horn and bent it 90 degrees for a stronger glue joint. I used a rotary dental tool to rout out the old epoxy in the slot and used brown Gorilla glue this time. A clothes pin was made into a clamp while it hardens over night. A tube will be lashed to my DX9 to hold a launching dowel.
Posted by old4570 | Oct 18, 2020 @ 10:39 PM | 4,035 Views
XK A160 update (1 min 8 sec)

New Rx fitted as well 2 new micro servos ...

So will it still be a crash monster ?

The Chicken or the Egg ? ( is the problem the flight control board or the plane itself ? )

I mean , J3's usually fly well , don't they ?
Posted by Gary Chen | Oct 18, 2020 @ 09:39 PM | 4,213 Views
YANGDA FW-320 VTOL drone 5kg payload stability test (6 min 49 sec)

FW-320 long-endurance VTOL drone conducted the stability test with 5kg payload and 2 units Tattu 6S 25000mAh high voltage lipo batteries.
The fixed-wing VTOL flew 57 minutes and covered 74KM distance in the video, and the remained battery voltage was 45.53V.

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 18, 2020 @ 08:07 PM | 4,438 Views
This one was the 1st to have an overlapping clamshell everywhere without a hole. That should give it some minimum waterproofing. Given the joystick is never going to be water tight, the best waterproofing is to have every switch be a custom hall effect sensor mechanism & to put the
electronicals inside a gasket enclosure. It would increase the size. There was no problem with the ergonomic grips only being 1/2 as high as the controller.

Made a new gear with smaller teeth. That allowed a 4.5:1 gear ratio. The matterhacker filament was clearly darker than the novamaker filament.

Finished the test run with a lot of firmware crashes. The joystick was arguably too big. Some more font size tweeking is required. Hot glue doesn't stick to planar PLA. It sticks quite well to PLA laminations. Vertical stuctures have to be made on a planar surface for hot glue to stick to. The battery should be stacked on top of the inductor & the length reduced. The leads on the switch can be cut to reduce the length. The clamshell should have the inner wall on the electronics side to make it easier to hot glue.

This was close enough to be the last prototype for the camera panner. The next remote control is for vehicle control.
Posted by Rich.Lowe | Oct 18, 2020 @ 07:45 PM | 4,459 Views
I want to put some led lights that I have on my drone but I want to connect them to their own battery. I have a few smaller 3S battery's that I would like use but don't know what to do (or what I need) to reduce the voltage to 5 volts. Don't have a clue as to where to get any info printed or other wise. So here I am looking for help from probably the best source. Thanks Rich
Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 18, 2020 @ 07:26 PM | 4,498 Views
I set out to find out if a cheap 30a ESC from Amazon could sustain 30a continuous as the spec implies. After learning a few things about mosfet duty cycles and thermal equilibrium, I finally found my answer in this video:

The Cheapest ESC on Amazon: Final Exam • Does 30a Continuous MEAN 30a Continuous? (6 min 50 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Oct 18, 2020 @ 05:09 PM | 4,747 Views
Yes , crashed and crashed and crashed some more !

Crash Post Mortem !

A) Going with the 6030 Gemfan looks to have been a mistake and caused more problems than I thought I was fixing ! The MT ( Micro Tundra ) rolled to the right like a terrafirma loving brick . ?????? What the heck ? If we think about it logically . The GF6030 has way less torque effect than a 6x4 . Its a lighter prop with less pitch . If I had gone with the 6x4 ? It might have not rolled to the right because of the extra torque it has over the 6030 .
But that was a lot of roll to the right ?

B) Aileron : Really sensitive on the ailerons , I had around +-10mm with 50% expo ( 60% rates / 50% expo ) , I rolled those back to 40% rates and 50% expo and it was much better .

A did some add some left aileron offset to counter the roll to the right , and it launched really well . But by now the prop was damaged and after a few seconds of behaving well the bent prop blew off resulting in the 3rd and final crash of the morning .

RIP : Gemfan 6030 .. The Micro Tundra is ok !
Just lamenting the loss of a well balanced prop !

40% Rates / 50% Expo on the ailerons
60% Rates / 50% Expo on the elevator
50% Rates / 50% Expo on the rudder
Battery = Zippy 350 2s
CG was pretty much as per instructions ( 26mm from LE )

So this morning was a bust / or crash ! Wow! , so hopefully next time it will be with a grey KK6040P and I have to watch out for torque roll !

Micro Tundra Crash Maiden (2 min 31 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 18, 2020 @ 01:28 PM | 5,198 Views
Hello Good people!

Nice and cooler temps here in Central Florida (Orlando, Florida), however, still wearing a T-Shirt!

Glad that I went to my alternate RC Flying Site here in Orlando and found this gentleman with his Opale Paramodels in action!

I recorded and rendered at least three (3) videos from all the videos and still high resolution pictures from my Apple I-Phone 6S-Plus!

Opale Paramodels Hybrid 5 2 Wing 1st Video 10 18 2020 (4 min 13 sec)

Opale Paramodels Hybrid 5 2 Wing 2nd Video 10 18 2020 (4 min 19 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 18, 2020 @ 11:52 AM | 4,964 Views
Halloa people

so yep.. I have me another Eachine here, and Lord knows it's not because most Eachine products are great :P
In this case I have a soft spot for Deadcat quads AND this Eachine has that Caddx Vista setup.. So the camera & VTX setup will at Least work out well (or will it?)

Link to the quadro: Eachine LAL3 HD Vista PNF

I will be making a couple of video's about it myself, but feel free to add your own.. Or post questions / input..

Eachine LAL3 VISTA HD - Can it restore my faith in Eachine? :) (25 min 24 sec)

type: Freestyle Deadcat
wheelbase: 145 mm
base thickness:
material(s): carbon fiber + allu standoffs
dry weight: 183 grams
flight controller: noname F411
firmware version: Betaflight 3.5.5 (?!??!)
ESC's: 25A BLHeli_32 Dshot1200
motors: 1408 3750 KV
propellors: Racerstar 3040 (similar to Gemfan Flash)
FPV camera: DJI / Caddx Vista
VTX: DJI / Caddx Vista
GPS: nope
Lipo: 450mah 4S suggest (not included)
OSD: Yep.. supplied by DJI
smart Audio: DJI / Caddx Vista
buzzer: nope
LED's: nope
spare props: yes, 1 extra set