Posted by returntohome | Today @ 03:47 PM | 2,107 Views
Gala Atlantis Jet Rib (2 min 13 sec)

My lockdown project to build a jet powered rib has proved to be a success, I hope you agree.
Posted by Reckless_fpv | Today @ 03:36 PM | 2,150 Views
flippin' fpv (2 min 19 sec)

Posted by microbuilder | Today @ 02:19 PM | 2,514 Views
15" span, 34 gram AUW, 2S 180mah lipo, 1.5g linear servos x2, banggood 6ch RX, 7A esc, 20mm brushless EDF (courtesy of Nitrocharged), balsa construction.

Build (well, some of it)
Micro RC Jet - 20mm brushless EDF build (mostly) (5 min 6 sec)


Maiden:
Micro RC Jet - 20mm Brushess EDF Maiden (4 min 22 sec)
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Posted by Craycle Hobby | Today @ 06:16 AM | 4,925 Views
PDF USER's GUIDE: https://bit.ly/ranger_guide

STL Downlad Link: https://bit.ly/model_library

If you are a beginner so you can build a Ranger Mini and learn how to make and how to fly a RC model Plane. Ranger Mini is a 3ch RC trainer plane. Also you can fly as FPV as make modifications.

We have optimazed the Ranger Mini for normal PLA but if you can use the LW-PLA its going to be better.

General Specs
◾Length : 615 mm
◾Wingspan : 800 mm
◾Print Weight : 235 gram
◾Flying Weight : 450 gram
◾Wing Area : 12.04 dm2
◾Wing Loading : 37.5 g/dm2

Recommended Electronics:
◾2204 2300Kv Brushless Motor
◾20A ESC
◾5x3 - 5x2 Propeller
◾3-4s 800-1500 mAh Lipo
◾2 X 9gram Servo
◾Minimum 3ch Transmitter and Receiver
◾Any FPV System if you like.

Ranger Mini | 3D Printed RC Trainer Plane Maiden Flight - Free STL Files! (1 min 40 sec)

Posted by Craycle Hobby | Today @ 05:31 AM | 5,144 Views
Ranger Mini Released!
Free STL files are available from link below.

https://bit.ly/model_library

General Specs
◾Length : 615 mm
◾Wingspan : 800 mm
◾Print Weight : 235 gram
◾Flying Weight : 450 gram
◾Wing Area : 12.04 dm2
◾Wing Loading : 37.5 g/dm2

Recommended Electronics:
◾2204 2300Kv Brushless Motor
◾20A ESC
◾5x3 - 5x2 Propeller
◾3-4s 800-1500 mAh Lipo
◾2 X 9gram Servo
◾Minimum 3ch Transmitter and Receiver
◾Any FPV System if you like.
Posted by returntohome | Today @ 12:17 AM | 6,736 Views
I got some new lipos for the ribs, the difference is noticeable, even faster , they are exactly the same size, different make though and because they are new better balanced.
The boat to boat filming went well, will be added to my collection on you tube, under "colin charles" if that search won't work try Gala Atlantis A500L, you will get the full size as well as my models.
Posted by Vortrog | Yesterday @ 08:07 PM | 7,952 Views
INTRODUCTION

In December 2019, I started a journey (LINK) with my first Scale model build which, although ultimately successful (38 flights and counting), I dont feel was really completed as I intended.

On my maiden flight, the model was in pristine condition, and for all intents and purposes was a high C Grade or Low B grade presentation. It didnt stay that way for long, due to a number of experience factors that I lacked when building it the first time.

1. Model was too tail heavy in the build (needed 400g of nose ballast)
2. Engine Exhausted over the wing (Nitro ate the paintwork)
3. Decals painted with Aerosol cans (smudged off)
4. Internal Tailwheel (not effective)
5. Gear troubles (forward rake, poorly notched oleo fixings (would rotate))
6. Small wheels (contribute to nose overs on damp fields)
7. Poorly tuned engine (transition not tuned while hot, Prop too large 14x6)
8. Tip stall tendency (no washout on wing)
9. Reliance on prop to drop speed for landing (no flaps)
10. Elevator Link was external
11. Overly strong build (can drop some weight)

I managed to remedy all the above to get a fun flyer, but at the expense of appearance and somewhat perforamance.

So, I am going back to do it "better" from all I learnt, to build both a good flyer but also a better built and looking model than the first.

GOALS:
- Better Scale appearance (add all blisters)
- Go for an Eastern European Colour Scheme
- Lighter build (target 3.8kg AUW) by
  • dropping Fuse balsa from 3mm to 2mm
  • dropping wing balsa from 2.5mm to 1.5mm

OTHER CHANGES FROM FIRST BUILD:
- Change to Electric Gear (Pneumatics are good but more fiddly)
- Addition of Split Flaps

Well, here we go!
Posted by Redwing RC | Yesterday @ 12:09 PM | 9,785 Views
Check out the new stuff at RedwingRC! Just got more Blue Bird servos and the new SpotOn RC Flywheelz in Black and Silver!
We also received a shipment with Gliders, Boats, Trainers, Balsa Kits, SpotON RC and Miracle items re-stocked. We are still adding some of the new products to the website but feel free to take an early look.
https://www.redwingrc.com/gliders-sailplanes/
https://www.redwingrc.com/Spot-On-Accessories/
https://www.redwingrc.com/Blue-Bird-Servos/
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 09:01 AM | 10,655 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

SJRC F11 4K Pro review. In this SJRC F11 4K Pro review, I test the IOS & Android App, Waypoint Navigation (route rules), Circle POI mode, Headless mode, Speed modes, Gesture photography, Image follow & GPS follow modes.

SJRC F11 4K Pro review - IOS, Android & Advanced Features & Functions (Part 2) (24 min 53 sec)

Posted by Helen_AGFrc | Yesterday @ 01:56 AM | 12,733 Views
Hello August! I hope you are all doing well in July.

After we released the A80 series helicopter servo, there are also request for the mid size helicopter servo. Here it comes, the Mid Size A35BHL-H & A35BHM-H Helicopter Servo For 450-600 Scale.
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At first, it is fully CNC housing and half-exposed motor design, very good for heat dissipation and well protection.
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Besides the solid construction, the A35BHL-H and A35BHM-H has the long lifespan brushless motor and smooth dual ball bearing, quality-built and reliable performance.

At last, they are also the digital programmable servo. Yeah, you can adjust the parameter that you need.

In general, The A35BHL-H and A35BHM-H are fast response, smooth reaction and reliable performance mid size helicopter servo, and you can not miss it.
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Posted by GBLynden | Aug 01, 2021 @ 08:22 PM | 14,449 Views
This E-flite P-51 Mustang 1.5M was flown at Warbirds Over Whatcom and brought to you by RECKEM ROYS RC & GBLynden's RC.

Roys E-flite P-51 Mustang 1.5M BNF Basic RC Warbird With AS3X (11 min 4 sec)

Posted by mechmove | Aug 01, 2021 @ 05:57 PM | 15,418 Views
Last night after removing the ESC and UBEC that came preinstalled with the Alpha 2M RTF, I installed a tiny feather weight 15 amp ESC from Castle. The size difference! The old ESC and UBEC with wires and connectors weighs in at 36 grams. The Castle Talon weighs in at 3.4 grams without wires. The wires and motor connectors do add weight, but its also a huge improvement in terms of a more spacious canopy. This has allowed me to drop the lead tail weight. I lined the canopy with Velcro, and can control key CG points by battery movement.

I left for Long Beach in the morning to avoid the turbulent afternoon winds after yesterday's exciting and highly eventful flying session. (Not good). When I arrived, it was calm, somewhat cool, and someone was already flying a full house 3.X meter electric. I talked to this pilot a couple weeks earlier, real nice setup, with telemetry readouts of altitude, battery voltage and Variometer. Technology is reducing pilot workload not having to worry about the obvious.

Then I assembled my Alpha and went out and launched. This time, I launched with the knowledge that I would learn how to trim my elevator in flight by moving my left thumb over my right, then immediately knowing where the trim control was located. Being in calm air, it was easy to quickly trim for level flight with motor off. But there was a problem that will be discussed later. Anyway, in the days when I was flying a C152/172, it was common to change the trim for takeoff and...Continue Reading
Posted by Streetburner139 | Aug 01, 2021 @ 12:52 PM | 16,785 Views
Cermark Edge EP 49" (oldie)
Hi , does anyone know what measurement to start with from the leading edge down the fuselage for the CG.
Don't have a manual.
Help appreciated.
Posted by jkroells | Aug 01, 2021 @ 12:35 PM | 16,913 Views
Ok, you won't believe this, but maybe you will. I bought this plane back in 2008 and just opened the box. There was no instructions on how to build this plane. I could probably figure it out, but I'd like to have some instructions or plans. Nitro Plane no longer carriers them, of course after 13 years. Does anyone out there have a set of instructions or plans on how to build this plane?

John
Posted by PittSpecial | Aug 01, 2021 @ 11:24 AM | 17,327 Views
Okay guys!

Got my Hangar9 F-22 Raptor converted to Electric RC airplane model back in the air for two wonderful flights after one year and two months hanging!

Just an amazing Sunday Central Florida morning! Performed the touch test after each flight on the motor and I was able to keep finger on motor rotating can so, it was two good flights without motor getting too hot on 5-cells.

Loose magnet was repaired one year ago and Gorilla Clear Glue operational temp goes up to 180 degrees F. Therefore, after two flights of 7 minutes each with spirited flights, I am declaring a success with repairs on Motor!

Repairs on motor can be seen at:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...otor-magnet%21

Video post improvements on my H9 F-22 Raptor:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...or-Improved%21

Amazing model!
Posted by unboxingexp | Aug 01, 2021 @ 11:14 AM | 17,313 Views
Broke my Gopro, so I needed a new camera for FPV and underwater footage. I think the Go 2 was a good choice!
Insta360 Go2 unboxing + test (2 min 37 sec)

Posted by ptern | Aug 01, 2021 @ 03:14 AM | 20,051 Views
I am getting my OMP M2 explore FC to have a brain surgery.
The stock FC uses the STM32F303C8 processor which has 64k of FLASH memory, 16k of RAM memory and contains no DSP instructions.
It is now being modified to have the STM32F303CC processor which has 256k of FLASH memory, 48k of RAM memory and contains DSP instructions.

This post was initial posted in the OMP M2 thread but I have decided to keep that thread clean and dedicated to the M2 topic only.
Hence this thread is being created. I'll post the progress as I am moving along together with the result or outcome.

The M2 with new STMF3 processor will be running with the HF3D firmware.

I have mapped the pin out of the stock FC and ported into HF3D. It was successfully compiled with no errors.
Posted by leccyflyer | Aug 01, 2021 @ 02:51 AM | 20,100 Views
Aircraft Name: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Manufacturer/Designer: Parkzone
First Flight: 21/7/21 at Kerloch
Wing Span: 44"
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Electric
Motor: Parkzone 15BL outrunner
ESC: E-flite 30amp
Tank/Battery: 3s1p G-Power 2250mah
Propeller: 9.5"x7.5"
Receiver: AR6210
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: elevator - 2x aileron, rudder
Throws -
Undercarriage - EFLG100 retracts
Accessories: Scale pilot
Covering: Factory-painted foam
Current status: In Service
Posted by leccyflyer | Aug 01, 2021 @ 02:42 AM | 20,089 Views
Aircraft Name: Chance Vought F4-U1 Corsair
Manufacturer/Designer: Parkzone
First Flight: 27/06/21 at Kerloch
Wing Span: 44"
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Electric
Motor: EFlite 480 outrunner
ESC: E-flite 30amp
Tank/Battery: 3s1p G-Power 2250mah
Propeller: 9.5"x7.5"
Receiver: AR620
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: elevator - 2x aileron, rudder
Throws -
Undercarriage - Eflg120 90 degree rotating retracts
Accessories: Scale pilot
Covering: Factory-painted foam
Current status: In Service
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Jul 31, 2021 @ 03:10 PM | 23,364 Views
Many cracks & deformations have formed. It definitely isn't as robust as coroplast. The lion kingdom began desiring an Ender 5 Plus. That could print the entire panels in 1 piece. Quantitative easing being what it is, the cost of the printer isn't the issue. The issue is the $5 million in real estate to put it in.