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Posted by starcad | Jan 25, 2019 @ 11:55 AM | 37,609 Views
The Easy Glider Pro is ready to fly. The pilot needs to finish his cup of coffee. Frsky S6R installed and all checked out. This will be the 3rd flight and maybe the forth, we'll just have to see what it does.
Posted by starcad | Jan 24, 2019 @ 09:00 PM | 37,575 Views
So, last year I purchased a Frsky S6R receiver. I've been wanting to get back into fixed wing models since I sank into the dark side ( drones ) about five years ago. My Taranis has had very little use and I've only updated it one time since it was purchased. I was hoping it was just a matter of plug and play, however, I couldn't get it to work.

I failed to read the directions fully and thus it took me over a year to finally figure out what I was doing wrong. Finally, I found the S6R thread in the Radios section of RCG. After viewing a ton of videos on YouTube and reading through 500 pages one response made every thing click. I was trying to set the receiver up in normal mode when in fact the receiver was already set up in Quick mode. Last week I was able to get out to my Area 51 site and see if my corrections worked or not. I'm very happy to report the Simple Glider Pro with the S6R onboard, flew with only minor trim changes. Two flights and I'm a happy camper.

So, I thought about how long it took me to set up this receiver with so much information but so little on how to set it up on the Taranis. What I think I will do is use my Blog and post a simple, "How To" with images of my Taranis setup. Stay posted as the screenshots will be coming soon.
Posted by starcad | Jan 22, 2019 @ 02:21 PM | 38,010 Views
Wow, it's been a while since I've posted here. Let's bring things up to date. As many may know, I operated 3D-Styx for the last several years. Its been a fun ride and I've met a lot of fantastic people along the way. Unfortunately, it seems the Drone Racing market has come to an almost complete end for the manufacture of 3D printed parts and add-ons. So, back in July my wife and I did an analysis of the business and came to the conclusion to close the retail side along with consulting and principle sides of the business. On January 1st we closed the retail side and now on January 31st, we will close the contract side of the business. This frees up both my time and my wife's time. She did all the packing and mailing keeping our eBay rating 100%. Now I have time to spend in different areas along with my wife. I'd like to thank all my customers for all your support. Again, it's been one heck of a fun, wild ride.
Posted by starcad | Apr 18, 2017 @ 06:16 PM | 39,853 Views
This is really neat as it holds my Samsung tablet using my Inspire phone/tablet mount. Now i can switch between the Mavic and the inspire with ease and still have my tablet. At this age, my eyes and not what they used to be 20 years ago. It has been tested and works just as we wanted it to. You can get it on eBay for $9.99 plus $2.95 shipping. Just search eBay for 3D Styx and you can view and order all our 3D printed products.
Posted by starcad | Nov 14, 2015 @ 07:59 AM | 41,900 Views
Spent yesterday in what I thought was going to be an easy drawing in Inventor . I'd been putting this one off for a while but the requests have been more than I expected so the Deans Terminal Cap is born. The problem with the Deans plug is there are knock off versions and I really didn't want to mess with that issue. But, ... Here it is the first version. It fits but is very tight and I may have to make some adjustments.

This is an image of the 'Full' Cap.
Posted by starcad | Nov 09, 2015 @ 09:16 PM | 41,601 Views
Something new in the works. A low profile racing Quad in the 250 size range. Still in the beta stage at this point but should be out by Christmas. It will be a mod kit and prices at around $12.95. I'll keep this one up to date.

Also, version 2 of the ZMR 250 YAS ( Yet Another Shell ) is nearing final beta and will be in production by November 27th. Same low price as version 1 but will be more robust adding a few more overall grams.
Posted by starcad | Oct 22, 2015 @ 09:11 PM | 41,417 Views
Thank you Amazon Prime. After a mix-up earlier this week Amazon finally got it right. We now have Green, Purple and Red filament back in stock and can again print . First up will be Terminal Caps for the XT-60's. A little hint, up coming will be Caps for the XT-30's as soon as we can get reports back from those doing beta with them. There will probably be a couple changes before we release.

Next coming up is the V2 version of the YAS ZMR250 shell. A more robust shell capable of withstanding harder crashes.

If you follow me keep abreast of thing to come.
Posted by starcad | Oct 05, 2015 @ 01:07 AM | 42,788 Views
Wow, version 1 of the ZMR250 YAS ( Yet Another Shell ) seems to be a big winner. Now we will be introducing version 2 in the next week or two. Version 2 is a little heavier as it is a more robust shell able to withstand more abuse while keeping the insides of your ZMR 250 safe and secure.

We're printing the new beta version now and will get flight reports in the next several days.
Posted by starcad | Sep 30, 2015 @ 11:52 AM | 41,644 Views
New design Shell for the ZMR250. This is fits really nice, securely over the posts. Very light weight so you can hide all those wires inside and not worry about anything getting grabbed while flying past branches and such.
Posted by starcad | Jul 23, 2015 @ 05:07 PM | 41,367 Views
Out having some fun between the showers today. Two flights 20 minutes total.
Posted by starcad | Nov 08, 2012 @ 03:36 PM | 45,918 Views
Another great day at Naranja - SDF. Looks like Thursday is getting busy at the field. I moved the C/G back about 1/8" on the Shock 3-D today and the knife edge improved considerably. It's getting to be one of the funnest planes I've ever flown next to the 4*40. I've finally dialed in my landings with this model and grease landings are now normal.
Posted by starcad | Nov 03, 2012 @ 11:11 PM | 44,347 Views
Great day at the field today. Only trouble was with a member that just wanted to fly maneuvers right over the pits. I personally consider this very dangerous as you can't really judge depth perception directly overhead and a loop that comes within 10 feet of my head upset me. I mentioned this to our Safety Officer who really didn't seem to mind so to the club VP. He agreed and let the offending pilot know this was not a welcome activity and if he wanted to fly maneuvers to fly them across the field. After the pilot landed I heard some grumbling with our Safety officer. They both left for the day shortly there after.

Just a couple of images from today.
Posted by starcad | Mar 19, 2011 @ 01:48 AM | 45,594 Views
Its been awhile since I've posted anything here as I had some severe medical issues over the last 2 years. Not much modeling done over that period of time. Now that I have my Lymphoma somewhat under control and I feel a ton better, I've been able to return to the Man Cave and under take several projects. My PoleCat was the last completed model and I was only able to fly it 3 times. I plan on getting it flight ready in the very near future. Lately I've been getting into FPV and taking aerial videos with a 68" Sky Walker. A really great platform for all kinds of radio, video and telemetry. Getting ready no to start an new project, a blast from the past. Stu Babcock's DQA 704. This is going to be a really fun project and should allow me to use it as a beater plane around the park.
Posted by starcad | May 28, 2006 @ 01:54 PM | 44,502 Views
Well, I now have five decent flights on the F-106 and I've really been tamming the bird down. 65% dual rates on both aileron and elevator. 20% expo on the ailerons and 15% expo on the elevator have made this plane go from a handful to a streaking beast that is a pure joy to fly. Yes it is fast but nothing an expericened pilot cannot handle. The low grade video has been submitted to Google videos and will be ready in about a day. Great day to fly and I burned two packs through her today.
Posted by starcad | May 21, 2006 @ 09:33 PM | 31,751 Views
Didn't know I had my own blog here on RCGroups, so I guess I should get busy and put in some information and share with others.