Posted by unboxingexp | Today @ 03:56 AM | 49 Views
Balancing DJI's Ronin-S (2 min 22 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Today @ 12:28 AM | 138 Views
It occurred to me ...
That part of the problem lies with the way the pod is a attached to the boom .
3 screws holding it in place to a carbon plate ..
So a lot of force is applied to 3 very small places on launch ..

So before a problem arises , why not just epoxy the pod in place ?
Create a much larger area to distribute launch energy into !
Anyhow , that's what I have done with the Raven 990 ..
I fibreglass reinforced the pod , then glued it in ..
When the Epoxy dries , it should distribute load much more evenly over a much larger area .. ( + the fibreglass wont hurt too much - I hope )
That vertical fin is still weak as ! Next time it breaks , I will cut it out and rebuild it with more carbon reinforcing .
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 09:04 PM | 163 Views
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...9#post41890549

I have issued a product alert : ( Well - for what ever it's worth )

I removed the pod from my Raven 990 and it has a stress fracture @ the same location as my Mini DLG pro ( where it broke )
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 07:23 PM | 165 Views
Maiden Flight - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rugO503Bsr0

This Plug-n-Play Kit is courtesy of Banggood.
I've been wanting to try out one of these Brushed Motor Nano/Micro Planes and wanted to review the Pro Version which is a 4 Channel Plane.
This is our Maiden Flight!
Here we go!

Here is a link to the Build Videos:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq5FAnQwsS8
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEYRIQ5hxxs
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvOD2rdSXQw
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUDSZR4KKw8

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set
https://www.banggood.com/5X-Eachine-...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by UpNup | Yesterday @ 06:08 PM | 186 Views
Major difference between cutting ply and ribs.

Ply requires tough love. Balsa ribs are like cutting through butter. Ply requires saving room on cuts so you can sand to the line. Balsa requires fluid smooth strokes right down the line. If balsa is poetry, ply is a tirade.

Used the drill bit in my hand drill. Blew smoke everywhere. Still looks like a badger made the inner circles.
Posted by ChrisCro82 | Yesterday @ 05:41 PM | 197 Views
HyperLow RS+ 6s (3 min 39 sec)




So i finally made the leap to 6s and was relatively surprised by both the flight times and power i was getting on this HyperLow RS+ build.
I have another RS+ that is running 4s lipos and it's an amazing quad,and i can honestly say it's probably the best flying quad i've ever flown in all my years of
flying quadcopters. I'm getting anywhere between 3-6 minutes of flight time on CNHL 1250mah 6S lipos and running Emax RSII 2306-1600kv motors.
I'm also running BetaFlight 4.0 with bidir/rpm filter and it's helped out alot,only time i really get propwash is when i forget to apply the throttle to harshly.
I've only been flying this build very rarely because i only have three 6s lipos so far. My next step to improving this

Here is the build list of the quad.

HyperLow RS+ (true x,and 15mm standoffs)
T-Motor 55A Pro
(3) Panosonic 1000uf capacitors
PiroFlip F4 (overclocked to 216mhz)
Emax RSII 2306-1600kv
Runcam Micro Eagle
TBS Nano Pro32
Lumenier AXII (micro)
Gemfan 5149
Posted by Thomas B. | Yesterday @ 04:04 PM | 199 Views
Posted by kallend | Yesterday @ 01:02 PM | 362 Views
Make Your Own Inexpensive Centerburner

I have a dozen or so EDF models, most of which are of types that were/are equipped with afterburners. After buying some LED “centerburner” systems, I decided to see how hard it would be to make my own.

This project requires soldering skills, and access to a 3D printer and simple design software (such as the FREE https://www.tinkercad.com ), This article only describes the electronic part; fabricating the adapter to mount the LED unit to the EDF motor is not covered. Anyone familiar with 3D printer design software should have no difficulty in creating a suitable mount. Total cost of the electronic components for the system is less than $16. If you do NOT have these skills, I suggest you buy a ready made unit from one of the people who market them on rcgroups.com.

First, I found a suitable high output amber bulb that has it’s own inbuilt voltage regulator.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is very bright, and runs on anything from 9 – 30 volts. It’s current consumption when full on is only 300mA, and the four brightest LEDs are behind a lens that directs their light along the bulb axis. With a little fiddling assisted by a razor saw I was able to remove the yellow plastic bulb base and expose the inbuilt regulator and its connections. These bulbs are $16 for two at Amazon.

To control it without making a custom controller I found a 10 Amp ESC for BRUSHED motors. $...Continue Reading
Posted by Clickety | Yesterday @ 12:44 PM | 255 Views
NEW WEBSITE

My plans have moved to www.jetworks.online due to RCgroups server crashing. As a result I have introduced a small charge which will help cover the cost of the website hosting and domain name and help to support the development of new plane designs. Sorry for the inconvenience. However, I do not wish this small charge to be an obstacle for anyone. If you are put off by the pricing please let me know.

NEW! I will be starting a scheme to make planes available for free for children/youth. Coming soon!

Kind Regards

Craig

For regular news, new plane development and progress, visit my Facebook group called 'Clickety's Jetworks'
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1826...?ref=bookmarks

PARKJET PLANS :-

01. YF-23 Black widow / Grey Ghost _ Pusher/2x55mm EDF.
02. F-35 Lightning II _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF.
03. JA-37 Viggen _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
04. Bae Hawk _ Pusher / 60mm EDF
05. A-10 Thunderbolt II _Twin Pusher
06. Drake _ Pusher.
07. EurofighterTyphoon _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
08. Harrier _ Pusher.
09. Tornado _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
10. Vulcan _ 2x70mm EDF
11. Su-57 _ 2x 5" Pusher / 2x 64mmEDF
12. F-16 Falcon _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
13. B2 Spirit _ 2 x 64mm EDF
14. A4 Skyhawk _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
15. Sepecat Jaguar _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
16. SU-47 Berkut _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
17. English Electric Lightning _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
18. Mig 29 _ Pusher / 2 x 50/55mm EDF
19. Mirage III _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
20. Mirage 2000 _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
21. F-104 Starfighter _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
22. Blackburn Buccaneer - Pusher / 50-64mm EDF (X2)
23. F22a Raptor - Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
24. EM-10 Bielik - Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
25. Gloster Meteor twin pusher / up to 64m EDF
26. Bae Tempest - Pusher / up to 70mm EDF
27. Dassault Rafale - Pusher / up to 70mm EDF
28. F14 Tomcat - single/twin Pusher / up to 70mm EDF


NON 'JET' PLANS (Free Download)

Bugatti 100p _ Depron parkflyer.
X-wing Starfighter - Pusher
Bugatti 100p - PSS Balsa Glider
Posted by Aeroplayin | Yesterday @ 11:46 AM | 274 Views
In a few weeks, I will be looking to collaborate with more pilots who have intermediate to advanced 3D skills with 3D aircraft from 100" to 112" who are extreme electric power enthusiasts. The intent is to provide a newly developed and tested power system with a wide range of custom power options to a select few people with the airplanes I would like this system assessed with. Their only requirement will be to honestly assess the power in writing -- perhaps on this thread -- and provide at least one video that clearly illustrates the flight performance so that I can also assess the power.

Pilots do not have to be professional competitors, and don't have to be currently sponsored by 3D and XA airplane manufacturers, but all pilots with giant scale electric powered planes are welcome. Since I can't buy and fly eight to ten different planes in this size range and analyze performance based on my personal skills, it will be necessary for me to collaborate with others, so that additional feedback of the power unit's performance can be collected.

The planes I have in mind are:

AJ Aircraft 103" Slick 540
Extreme Flight RC 104" Laser EXP
Extreme Flight RC 105.5" Slick 580
3DHS 106" Edge 540 V2
Pilot RC 103" Laser

I am also open to other plane choice suggestions along the same lines of size and performance, like the new 103" planes from Skywing.

I may also be interested in 91 to 94 inch 3D planes for a smaller gear...Continue Reading
Posted by TMacFPV | Yesterday @ 08:10 AM | 302 Views
Where can I fly? This is one of the most asked questions by new FPV pilots. The U.S. FAA came out with new rules/guidelines yesterday (May 17, 2019) regarding the recently enacted new law. It’s really not complicated. With the use of Airmap, a simple-to-use and FREE software application for both your mobile phone and desktop, along with a basic understanding of the rules, its easy to find a place to have Fun! The video below shows you how. Although its primarily speaking to a U.S. audience, Airmap works elsewhere as well! Just a happy user of this App. Happy Flying!
AIRMAP (13 min 16 sec)

Posted by kiwi_craig | Yesterday @ 06:30 AM | 314 Views
Like many others first flight of the stock 130S was a bit lack lustre, the machine bogged down easily in higher G moves and generally felt heavy and under powered. Nice flier but needed more pep.

Seems that going for the longer 180 CFX blades didn't really suit the machine either at 150 - 153 - 155mm lengths didn't work.

By chance I also fly an XK K130 this has really nice stiff CF blades at 143mm long that fir perfectly into the 130S. The blades are noticeably stiffer and the handling is noticeably improved. and it suits the stock tail boom length. I upped the tail I setting by 20 in the Tx - Rx

The machine picked up allot more speed and way better performance all round. seems this is the magic length and the stiffer CF suits the heli perfectly.

Stiffer CF blades for 1/2 the price of the stock plastic flexi blades.

I added white film wrap to the black CF blades and red tip stripes, visibility is as good as stock.

Batteries: the new GNB 450 batteries suit this guy down to the ground, sold 5 1/2 minutes fly time and good power delivery solid as up to around 5 1/4 minutes then you can feel it was back a fraction. Did push them to 6minutes but that resulted in 3.6V in the cells.

having fun with the new battery and CF main blades

Blade 130S park fly (9 min 12 sec)

Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:02 AM | 323 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Un montage FULL TITANIUM qui devrait claquer !!! Je vous propose aujourd'hui de découvrir les produits FlyWoo, des produits soignés et de bonne qualité avec des finitions originales ... Depuis quelques semaines, je suis l'évolution de leur développement de ce nouvel ESC 4 en 1, depuis les schémas jusqu'à la finalisation . Full Gold ou full Titanium, FlyWoo propose une gamme d'accessoires innovants qui méritent de s'y intéresser. Prochaine étape et donc prochaine vidéo sur ces produits, le montage et les tests qui j'éspère, seront à la hauteur de mes espérances . Bon Film à Tous ...


FLYWOO - Mon Prochain Set Up - Full TITANIUM ! (16 min 37 sec)


NOTATAZ : 18/20 Aussi Beau que Bon ???

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- INI ESC 50Apro :https://flywoo.net/products/flywoo-i...14953824616500
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- Wizard...Continue Reading
Posted by DoubleEagle | Yesterday @ 04:27 AM | 328 Views
High quality RC Mercedes truck model. Fun toy to have in your RC collection. Great choice for kids gift.
Model number: E562-003
2.4Ghz
Simulated lights/sounds
Radio controlled: trailer split joints, skew plate control, trailer hight level control.
For more products visit: http://en.doubleeagle.cc/
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Double Eagle 1:20 RC Model Mercedes Flat Trailer Toy Truck (0 min 58 sec)

Posted by Carmen Chen | Yesterday @ 04:16 AM | 345 Views
The 1:12 speed rc car is in the good design,perfect for child and the adult to play with.The spped can reach to 35 km/h.The remote control car can travel on different roads, whether it is sand or mud, with good off-road performance. At the same time, the cool design of the body is very popular among children and adults.

Function: Forward / Backward / Turn Left / Turn Right
Feature:
1. The product adopts 2.4GHz technology to support multiple high-speed cars and race at the same time to achieve beautiful high-speed off-road drifting action.
2. It has a four-wheel independent suspension system.
3. The product is a full-scale remote control four-drive system.
4. The car has shock absorption and anti-collision design and long service life.
5. Product configuration The standard steering gear is highly operable and has higher playability.

Packing List:
RC Car*1, Controller*1,Battery*1,USB Charger*1,R-type locks*4, cross wrench*1,Screwdriver*1,Manual*...Continue Reading
Posted by Carmen Chen | Yesterday @ 03:50 AM | 368 Views
Highlight selling point:
The Brand new Original RC Racing Speed Boat brings every excitement, turns, thrills on any water surface. This high speed boat is made of ABS plastic body with the most detailed RC boat on the market. The high performance of motor will bring high energy to drive the water .The water cooling system will make the boat more stable and give a good performance. This water high speed boat will sure to brighten up anyone who likes R/C.

Function:
1Forward, backward, left turn, right turn
2.Automatic flip
3.Built-in water cooling system (unique heat dissipation structure, faster and more effective protection of the motor)
4. The remote control boat has low battery reminder.
5. Water sensing function
6.Perfect waterproof protection

Feature:
1.2.4ghz transmission, anti-interference, 120m control distance
2. Forward and backward, left and right navigation, can support automatic correction. Freely switch, be flexible, think about what you want, everything is at your fingertips.
3.With Self-righting funtion, avoid losing control in water
3. Using high-efficiency motors, the use of high-efficiency energy conversion devices is more energy-efficient and powerful than ordinary motors. The speed can reach 30+KM/H
4. Built-in water cooling system, unique heat dissipation structure, faster and more effective protection of the motor
5. The remote control boat has low battery warning. If the boat is in low battery, the remote control will have the...Continue Reading
Posted by kiwi_craig | Yesterday @ 01:54 AM | 435 Views
Like many of you, I found the blade 230s/250 cfx tail / tail blade to be pretty hopeless; poor hold and screams like hell when worked hard.

I really like the 250 cfx but the weak tail was quite frustrating - 45 degree tail blow outs are common

Blade just transferred the 200 srx tail blade, which was marginal even on that smaller bird, into the 230 /250. In the 230 when up you update the main motor, and the 250 even stock, tail blow outs are common.

The stock prop has a flat pitch and relied on lots of rpm to generate thrust. Problem is the bigger rotors on the 230 and especially the 250 need more holding power than what the stock prop can deliver hence the screaming tail syndrome. Dia is oddball as well at 3 1/4 “

On the 200srx I had great results using 3” DIA three bladed 3045 quad props and these also worked well on stock 230s but was working hard on the 250cfx. Even the 3056 wavy profile blade was working hard, so time for a revision !

I have been looking at 4” props but the majority are too bulky and the typical bull nose end profiles are to aggressive and overheated the tail motor. round end 4045 2 blade units are hard to find

I spotted some great looking folding 4045 twin blades props and with a bit of simple adaption these work great on the 250. !

These are also going onto the Huey and as355 scale birds

Further more being a folding design, busted tail blades are a thing of the past. The blades are stiff and generate...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | May 17, 2019 @ 10:42 PM | 405 Views
Well ,

Not that the Mini DLG pro was a particularly good DLG glider !
I mean , the UMx Whip could probably give it a run for it's money .

But ! I may as well try and repair it .

To that end !
1) I glued the pod back together with some thick Cyno
2) I scratched up the plastic surfaces
3) I put some light weight glass cloth inside and out using the thick cyno to glue it down .

I went with the thick cyno - Since it did such a good job gluing the two halves back together .
Hopefully I have a functional pod once more .

I am sure the carbon boom will be far more challenging , it's strength is seriously compromised .
Just trying to think of something .
Do I go to a Spring pull system , eliminating the music wire running on the outside of the boom ?
That way allowing me to do a WRAP around where the wing posts are , adding strength .


Posted by J Morgan | May 17, 2019 @ 08:07 PM | 445 Views
This will be the new build and in the Giant Electric Planes forum.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...at-1-8th-scale