Posted by blue_peace | Today @ 08:40 AM | 35 Views
Got a new lens this one is a 12-24mm F4 G so trying it out. Was lucky to get out to fly it was 62F a bit cold but there are thermals in winter. I caught some thermals... I read/watched the wing's default shape (no flapperon movement) is in speed mode, so the cruising/thermal mode is some millimeters down. So yeah... it was a great day almost no wind later on. The flat sink rate was nuts my AUW is 8.4oz and was able to do 2 minute flat flights in dead air from a launch. That's if you seldomly turn, just keep it flying flat most of the time.

No video, nothing interesting to show but also the weeds were in the way, most of the time the 12mm was too wide/plane is too small in frame. I also need to remember to buy some spray for my head, these gnats were brutal just chasing me around.

Hoping for a better weather day, one day a friend will help me film it.

Yeap, still looking unpleasantly thicc to need to diet, start lifting again.
Posted by Old_Pilot | Today @ 06:47 AM | 115 Views
I got sidetracked from the A-9 build for a few days cutting dividers for music genres. One of the original "dry goods" store on historic
Beale Street here in Memphis is adding a "Memphis Music" display for vinyl albums.
Posted by Justwingit | Today @ 06:21 AM | 129 Views
So here's another great flight by Chris Wolfe of his super cool F-14 Tomcat "FLIR CAT" re-paint at the Victor Valley EDF fun fly...:
Freewing F-14 Tomcat Twin 80mm EDF Jet "FLIR CAT" by Chris Wolfe at Victor Valley RC EDF Fun Fly (5 min 31 sec)


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Enjoy the show !


Posted by Hobby Details | Today @ 04:32 AM | 181 Views
I am glad that we have produced new upgraded parts after SCX24 parts.
Arrma Kraton 1/8 EXB 6S 4WD Monster Truck Upgrading Parts.
Please PM me for the wholesale price or: [email protected]
#Arrma #Scx24 #RC #Hobbydetails
Posted by wattechighland | Today @ 01:25 AM | 312 Views
Scratch build 1/100
Former Japanese Army submarine
Submersible transport boat "Maruyu"
First voyage in the pond after completion
まるゆ、池で戯れる、魚たち (9 min 40 sec)

Posted by PhinsPhanPhlyer | Yesterday @ 10:28 PM | 421 Views
This stuff gets me excited! I’m not quite skilled enough to fly this yet, but this was part of my recently acquired lot and it’s one I can’t pass up keeping! Assembly and discussion videos will be loaded to my YouTube channel as I go along!
Posted by Craycle Hobby | Yesterday @ 02:32 PM | 495 Views
ORCA Prototype Maiden Flight:

General Specifications
Length : 340 mm
Wingspan : 780 mm
Print Weight : 250 gram
Flying Weight : 500 gram
Wing Area : 12.3 dm2
Wing Loading : 40 g/dm2

3D Print RC Plane / Craycle FPV ORCA (0 min 46 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Yesterday @ 12:46 PM | 859 Views
Fun video, pointed the nose down hit full throttle in REVERSE!
Nose UP and DOWN Hovering Remaiden Eflite DRACO 2.0m Smart BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (7 min 46 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Yesterday @ 12:29 PM | 731 Views
Here are the first three F-117 flights of my scratch build 1/20th scale version, now ready to paint the top flat black...Flew like a sweetheart, nice glide and controllable flare.

R/C F-117 Stealth Fighter Rocket glider (3 min 50 sec)

Posted by Craycle Hobby | Yesterday @ 03:39 AM | 942 Views
Our first 3D printable aircraft project FPV ORCA.

Orca is optimized for normal PLA and PetG. It can fly long time with up to 2200 mAh battery. You can put your flight controller, GPS or telemetry module.

Orca has a big loading space, easy printing (support free) and quick assembling process. 35-40 hours printing time and 30-40 minute assembling time.

All you need to make this model is a CA glue, 5 mm carbon rod and 2 pieces between 1 and 1.5 mm daimeter push rods.

ORCA is not for the beginners, it flies very fast and acrobatic! You can also use it as a Racer, FPV and Freestyle.

Building video will be coming soon as possible. But you won't need it because ORCA has a very easy building process. User guide will be enough for build.

STL files available on cults3d: https://cults3d.com/en/users/crayclehobby/creations

PDF User Guide: https://1drv.ms/b/s!Au6X2Jil-WVD6jgs...Pp53u?e=PNfYbw

Follow us for more information: https://www.instagram.com/craycle/
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 01:44 AM | 1,030 Views
The cheapest way to try to reduce the overheating motors was by shrinking the wheel diameter to the smallest possible size. 74mm was disappointing. Maximum speed was reduced to 8.5min/mile. Hill climbing with a payload was slightly faster. It was noisier. It was really noisy with a payload, because the internal structure of the tire created hard points. The mane problem was the low ground clearance. The motor modules got really chewed up. The minimum ground clearance seems to require 108mm wheels.

74mm wheels work for skateboards because the only exposed part is a narrow shaft. They steer by rotating the entire shaft of the front & back wheels. Since only the traction wheels have to be small to provide enough force, the front wheels can still be 108mm & have all the steering hardware. The motors in the rear have to be fully enclosed in the tires with only narrow shafts joining them to the chassis.


So there's still a problem of overheating motors as the weather warms. The latest theory is to invest in 1/16" sheet aluminum. Manually cut out hubcaps to dissipate heat out of the hubs. Manually cut out strips to dissipate heat from the motor legs.

Making those 74mm wheels was a lot of work, but it was still infinitely easier than before 3D printing. 20 years ago, it would have entailed many days of cutting & grinding or wouldn't even have been possible. A younger lion did spend many years on robots where a big part of those years was spent manually creating parts that could have been spun out by a 3D printer in days.
Posted by GBLynden | May 09, 2021 @ 08:45 PM | 1,166 Views
This thing is a beast!

Mike Patey's HUGE E-flite Draco RC Plane Unboxing & Overview (8 min 18 sec)

E-flite Draco BNF Basic Review Notes:

Pros:
- Working suspension in the front & back landing gear
- 4S-6S battery options
- SAFE/AS3X Receiver with the BNF Basic version
- Many different light combinations
- Carbon fiber added all over for additional strength
- Reasonably quick Foam RC Airplane build time
- ESC works well with Spektrum Smart packs & lets you know if your flight packs are not charged enough to fly

Cons:
- The tail section is sloppy for a plane of this caliber
- Horizontal stabilizer could have used screws instead of just a click in setup to ensure strength

Visit https://www.gblynden.com/
Posted by chum444 | May 09, 2021 @ 08:20 PM | 1,128 Views
I appreciate all the assistance provided to me by the west coast experts. Mark Weitzman, Capt CB, Pat M, Ed Crowell , & others.
Posted by PhinsPhanPhlyer | May 09, 2021 @ 07:13 PM | 1,235 Views
Hi Everyone!

New-ish to RCGroups but spend a lot of time in quite a few RC groups on social media. I'd like to spend more time here for several reasons. One being I sell things here and there and Ebay is getting RIDICULOUS with the way they treat sellers. Regardless, I'd like to invite anyone to check out my YouTube channel, Inverted Adventures! It's small but growing, and covers a lot of my RC Car and Airplane related adventures! I also have a matching social media page for those interested with keeping up between videos.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgr...XCtwsZl8xNLomg
Posted by johnshannon | May 09, 2021 @ 05:10 PM | 1,261 Views
This is the long-form of my journey of the K&B 15RS (aka Wart, aka Racing Schnürle). First, I must acknowledge my friends without whom this project would have been impossible. Luke Roy (of Rattler fame) provided invaluable data. He has an original barstock case and sleeve from the prototype phase plus one of the investment case cases that came after the 15RS. This provided the details of the sleeve porting and case transfer shapes. Luke also reverse-engineered the stroke based on the cylinder bore. Bill Hughes contributed detail photos (aka Mug Shots) of Glenn Lee’s engine used at the 1964 F2A WCs. Additionally, he provided certain critical dimensions and important information like the engine used a K&B 15R rod. Darron Black (aka “Boy Wonder” because he reminds Dub and me too much of ourselves at his age) is a friend of Dub and mine that provided invaluable support for me learning Autodesk Fusion 360 and identifying Shapeways as a source of 3D printing directly in aluminum. Bill Wisniewski, of course, is the designer of the of the K&B 15RS and provided critical information about its design and development in personal conversations. And last, but not least, is Dub Jett, my life-long flying partner and friend who supported my efforts with his excellent advice. As the Beatles’ song says “I get by with a little help from my friends”!

The precursor of the K&B 15RS is the developmental prototype engine by Bill Wisniewski used to incorporate schnürle porting into...Continue Reading
Posted by kevin whitesell | May 09, 2021 @ 03:53 PM | 1,250 Views
It has been 7 years since my last post here on my blog. I am still flying R.C.planes. Still love my Warbirds and have more jets now
In my hanger. The best jet I have ever owned so far is the E-flite F'16 Thunderbird. I have around 76 flights in her to date. Jets...E-flite F-16 , F-4 Phantom , J-2 Fury, UMX F-16 and Mig 15, Durafly Canadian Vampire , FMS B.A.E Hawk and A-10 Thunderbolt 2.
Posted by mbeau | May 09, 2021 @ 01:27 PM | 1,281 Views
Test photos - less carb and backplate
Posted by benjamin presten | May 09, 2021 @ 09:04 AM | 1,444 Views
An alphabetical stroll through the history of aviation. Day 24, X

Vought XO5U-1: Since the US military likes to give every experimental airplane a designation that starts with X, there’s an endless list of X airplanes. So how about one that is completely irrelevant in the history of aviation?

Between the wars, the US was looking for a catapult launched, single float, biplane with folding wings. The contract eventually went to Curtiss for the SOC. But several companies took a shot at the contract. Vought’s entry was the XO5U-1.

The XO5U-1, or O5U if you don’t want to type so much, was a high performance biplane with dramatic tapered wings, four ailerons and huge flaps on the upper wings. It was powered by a large Pratt & Whitney R-1340 so presumably it was quite the performer. The O5U which was essentially a continuation of Vought’s earlier biplane designs, had one really cool feature that most other catapult launched floatplanes didn’t have. It was amphibious. A very narrow, tail dragger gear was retracted into the center float. I’m sure given how narrow, top heavy and short coupled it was that it was a real treat to handle on pavement.

The O5U was a real barn burner in the production department with a whopping single example. Since it didn’t win the contract, obviously it never went into production. It managed to survive almost a year until it was crashed in 1938. Kind of a bummer that such a cool high performance, unique and cool looking airplane didn’t amount to anything.
Posted by benjamin presten | May 09, 2021 @ 08:59 AM | 1,449 Views
An alphabetical stroll through the history of aviation. Day 23, W

Waco CRG: Who doesn’t love a racing version of a cool airplane? The CRG bears a striking resemblance to the Waco Straight Wing but is significantly cooler.

In the 1920s, Ford was sponsoring an event called the Ford National Reliability Air Tour. Essentially a big circle flown around the wester 2/3s of the US, covering nearly 5000 miles. In 1928 Waco won the event with a Waco 10 and in 1929 they won it again with John Livingston flying a Waco 10/GXE/O series airplane. So when 1930 rolled around the pressure was on for Waco to clinch the win again. They turned up at the starting line with two freshly completed CRGs.

The CRG was very similar to a standard Waco Straight wing but housed a few neat tricks. Firstly the wings had been modified with a new racing airfoil. Secondly, the landing gear was significantly lengthened. Since the new airfoil stalled at a higher angle of attack, the longer gear allowed for a perfect stall at three point attitude on landing. Lastly, they bolted a 240hp Wright R-760 to the firewall.

After some extremely questionable rule changes in the Ford Tour that conveniently allowed the Ford Trimotor to win it, the CRGs took second and third place flown by John Livingston and Art Davis. After the race, one CRG managed to find a career as a skywriting airplane that allowed it to survive to the present day. It was restored quite some time ago and is currently flying across the...Continue Reading