Posted by FoamieNinja | Today @ 01:23 AM | 217 Views
Well, It seems I've completely lost track of time. I've had a decent series of ups-and-downs over the past year, and nearly no time to appropriately stop and drop updates over the time that has passed.

I'm going to make an attempt to quickly cover the major stuff, and get caught up on the more vital things.
Minus being off by about seven months... I'll quickly nail down a summary of the 2018 Weak Signals show from earlier in the year.
This may just end up being a large photo dump, but it's a start.

The turnout was great, as per usual... Though the prize amounts were cut this year for unknown reasons.
The indoor fly was a hit as well. I had the opportunity to take the Savionus rotor up, as well as a few of my other unique designs.

Just a quick peek at the rotor, for those who have not seen it yet:

On a side note, The HCT-1800 managed to take first place in the multirotor class, too.

I'm going to cut this one abnormally short, as It's getting late, and I've got quite a bit more catching up to do before I'll have everything up to date here. Fingers crossed.


Be sure to watch for updates via Facebook & Instagram!
Let's not forget Twitter, and YouTube as well

Until next time!
To Be Continued......Continue Reading
Posted by davidterrell80 | Today @ 12:29 AM | 247 Views
Vol 1 (OCT 1963 - NOV 1964)

I've been collecting the RCM Plans. I thought here to create an archive of the covers. I will control postings until I have a post for each volume set up....Continue Reading
Posted by superdave42 | Yesterday @ 11:43 PM | 259 Views
It's been a while since I posted here.

Land Drones have a longer runtime lol

Robot Pushups

PhantomX MKIII (0 min 24 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 10:30 PM | 283 Views

This is not a review !
Came this morning , @ 64mm EDF .

A) There were no screws for mounting the motor to the EDF ??? ( Whats going on Hobbyking )
B) Tightening the blades to the motor shaft , nope .. Really hard to achieve ..
C) EDF body is a little flimsy , you really need the induction lip glued in place ..
D) Vibration ! , traced back to the nose cone ..

3s -
Using my Predator 40A ESC I saw a full 40A and then some at full power ..
It really has some thrust at this power level ..

Thrust starts at about 5A and by the time you get to 10A there is decent thrust .
At 15A the thrust is getting serious .. At 40A the thrust is very impressive to this EDF noob .
At 40A there was no cooking , but there was some warmth ..

2s -

At maximum power I saw some 26A and the thrust was impressive . I honestly dont see why this combo could not work on 2s .. Ok you wont break any speed records but you will most likely not cook anything either and still have decent flight performance . Obviously model weight will dictate performance .

Wow , my first EDF ..
Posted by bartsli | Yesterday @ 08:18 PM | 44 Views
If somebody wants to see how servo motor works here's the animation which explains it in easy-to-understand way.

How servo motor works (4 min 4 sec)

I've made this movie about 10 years ago, then I forgot about it and today I was looking for something in the internet and I landed on this forum. Because movie is still actual I would like to share with you. I hope this animation will be helpful for someone.

Posted by rinoki71 | Yesterday @ 07:14 PM | 327 Views
Not a bad truck for an intermediate. It has fully proportional steering and throttle. Powered by a 390 brushed motor and 2s 1500mah Li-On battery. Add some oil filled shocks and you'd be set.

Meisty 8812 4WD R/C Truck Review (16 min 57 sec)

Posted by mlilasic | Yesterday @ 06:44 PM | 363 Views
Review (ip) of RunCam Split 2S FOV 170 Degree Super WDR Mini FPV Camera 1080P 60fps DVR HD Recording OSD for RC Drone - with WiFi module

Successor of the RunCam Split 2 is here.

  • Field of View(FOV): FPV FOV 4:3@140°, 16:9@170°/HD Recording 170°
  • Lens Thread Size: M12*0.5
  • Video Resolution: 1080@60fps/1080@50fps /1080@30fps/720@60fps
  • Video File Format: MOV
  • Image Resolution: 2 Megapixels
  • TV Mode: NTSC (720*480)/PAL (720*576) Switchable
  • Interface: Micro USB / UART
  • Max Micro SD Card Supported: 64G(need Class 6 or above, recommend Class 10/UHS-I/UHS-II/UHS-III)
  • WiFi Module: Support (Removable)
  • Dimensions: PCB 38*38mm/Lens Module 19*19mm
  • Power Input: DC 5-15V / DC 5V(USB)
  • Working Current: 650mA @5V / 270mA @12V
  • Net Weight:

- 1080P@60fps HD recording & WDR 16:9 / 4:3 FPV camera
- 38x38mm@30.5x30.5 M4 holes, Standard size for a better experience
- Removable WiFi module for APP

In the Box:

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Posted by mlilasic | Yesterday @ 06:34 PM | 357 Views
Review (ip) of 45$ Long Range Combo from FrSky - FrSky R9M 900MHz Long Range Transmitter Module With R9 MM 4/16CH Telemetry Receiver for RC Drone

My Long Range combo is here, FrSky R9M 900MHz Long Range Transmitter Module and R9 MM Telemetry Receiver.
Price of 45$ for this combo is unbelievable.

I will be using this combo in my new LR build, details are here.

R9M Description:
FrSky R9 and R9M radio control system is the first FrSky long range system which works in the frequency of 900MHz. The R9M module offers 4 switchable
RF power outputs to so you can choose the appropriate power for different flight situations. Compared to another FrSky 2.4GHz long range receiver like the
L9R, the R9 receiver has a longer operating range up to 10KM and above. Moreover, the R9 is also a redundancy receiver which can connect to another
receiver to ensure the security of your aircraft.

For external batteries, suggest to use 2S or below!

Compatibility: R9 series
Vin Voltage Range: 4V-12.6V
External Power Supply: 4V~12V (2s Li-Battery is recommended )
(*3s Li-Battery is not recommended as external power supply, or it will damage)
Telemetry Interface: Smart Port
Upgrade Interface: Smart Port
Modulations: PXX or CPPM (auto-detected)

-900MHz/868MHz working mode
-Long range, low latency and high precision RC system
-4 Optional RF power (Non-EU Version)
-Telemetry mode (25mW)/non-telemetry mode(200mW / 500mW) (EU Version)
-RF Power (Flex): 10mW/ 100mW/ 500mW/...Continue Reading
Posted by mlilasic | Yesterday @ 05:59 PM | 412 Views
Review (ip) of Sloss'7 7 Inch 270mm Wheelbase 4mm Arm Thickness Carbon Fiber Frame Kit for RC Drone FPV Racing

Frame for my new project came, 7" 6S long range quad...

Model: Sloss'7
Item Name: 270mm 7 Inch Racing Frame Kit
Wheelbase: 270mm
Arm Plate Thickness: 4mm
Upper Plate Thickness: 2mm
Bottom Plate Thickness: 3mm
Camera Mounting Width: 28mm
Net Weight:

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Posted by newelectro | Yesterday @ 04:29 PM | 406 Views
F22 Raptor Action today
F22 Raptor 111918 (5 min 51 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Yesterday @ 04:18 PM | 402 Views
Weekender 300
Weekender 300 2 111918 (5 min 52 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Yesterday @ 04:08 PM | 407 Views
Hitec Weekender 300
Weekender 300 111918 (7 min 7 sec)

Posted by janicetugowner | Yesterday @ 02:09 PM | 448 Views
Hello, a friend of mine owns a tugboat built in 1926 in Los Angeles for William Wrigley; I very much need your help identifying it. Following are the details as far as I know. I am hoping to get your help to verify or correct this information.

His tugboat had "Wilmington" written on the stern when he acquired it, but all of the ships logs and information was removed. It is one of these two tugs.


They were commissioned by


In 1926 for


At some point during their 62 years with Wilmington Transportation, they were renamed:



In 1998 the Wilmington Transportation company was purchased by


The owner is trying to ascertain whether he has the Stewart or the Patrick and if his tug was used in the filming of the

1955 show "WATERFRONT"

I was given pics of a blog entry regarding these 2 boats, but i can't find the thread or the users.

The users are "capntroy" and "a_bell". the entries were dated 11-7-2007, and 7-26-2013.

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks a bunch!!
Posted by PittSpecial | Yesterday @ 11:30 AM | 551 Views

This will be a great opportunity to own a discontinued E-Flite (Horizon Hobby) Carbon T-28 Trojan!

For those that are located near Central Florida because there will be no shipping for this model.

Here's the FOR SALE Ad!

Posted by 1Ironhorse | Yesterday @ 11:18 AM | 533 Views
Greetings gentle readers;

Wow, life has happened! Its been almost eleven weeks since I posted last. A lot of life issues have kept me busy. I have accomplished a few items of progress on the PT boat project. I did go ahead and rivet the printer enclosure together to complete that task, I still have to drill holes and cut openings for mounting the equipment inside the enclosure and install the clear Lexan doors.

I received all the hull planking wood strips from Kappler Mill & Lumber Co. a couple of weeks ago. Because of the life events we are dealing with, I have put all the boat parts into storage. Hope that before Christmas, I can get them all out and get started on actual construction of the hull.

In the mean time, I have been working on the sound system I am installing in the boat. I chose to use a Benedini TBS Mini for the sound module and a 2x60 Watt audio amplifier (also by Benedini). I did some initial temporary hook-up and got the system to work. A second time I connected up the system, I got proper sound, but then the engine sounds quit and a chirp-chirp-chirp… audio output was heard. I thought that I had shorted out some of the traces on the bottom of the TBS Mini and that this was what was causing the TBS Mini to malfunction.

See the “Mini Chirp” video.

I ordered another TBS Mini from Benedini and as soon as I hooked it up, it did the engine start up sequence and then immediately began to chirp. I...Continue Reading