Posted by phil alvirez | Today @ 05:56 AM | 43 Views
there are 2 choices:
1-if it doesnt break, dont touch it.
2- better try to make it so does not break!
which 1 you choose?
the truth is, both have valued points.
and we do 1 or the other all the time
lets consider 1 situation:
you have been flying certain plane without making any change or 'improvement' and it has been doing just fine...
or another: something has happened to you and you want to take measures to prevent it to happen again (or some say that this or that failed to them so you better do something to prevent it to happen to you).
so, what will you do?
i have some planes that have been flying without fault and keep them as they are.
on the other hand, i have had some failures with a plane and try to prevent that to happen again by doing whatever i can.
isnt this confusing? why 1 with 1, and another with another?
what do you do?
are we a puzzle or what?
or is this a matter of probabilities and risk factor?
Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 11:40 PM | 233 Views
This my first official night flight caught on camera with my E-flite Night Radian RC Glider.

It has Flite Test stickers on it and is a FT 2M Powered Sailplane.

E-flite Night Radian RC Glider - FT 2M Powered Sailplane Night Flight (4 min 55 sec)

Posted by DoubleEagle | Yesterday @ 10:20 PM | 272 Views
Fantastic Remote Control Bluetooth Speaker Truck!!! A great gift for your kid.
Control the bluetooth speaker truck with a remote controller - lot's of fun is quaranteed for your kid!
Item Number: E669-003
Product size: 33.5*11.5*16.5cm
2.4GHz control - bluetooth speaker, simulated sounds, stage lights, stage rotation

Double Eagle (China) Ltd. is a professional toy manufacturer, with over 30 years of history, specialising on the manufacture of RC and functional toys.

For business enquires: [email protected]
Visit: http://en.doubleeagle.cc
Bluetooth Speaker Truck!!! (0 min 57 sec)

Posted by Reckless_fpv | Yesterday @ 09:39 PM | 310 Views
barn bando and one pack wonder at new spot (4 min 59 sec)

Nothing too crazy 🤪
Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 05:56 PM | 409 Views
I purchased a spare cowl and made a ply firewall to fit a 55 mm O.D. Aluminum Turbo Spinner. A yoke and collet matches it and holds 10x6 folding blades. A bungee ensures positive blade retraction. Extension is symmetrical avoiding start up imbalance loads. Heat damage from the sun warped the black painted plastic and it was removed and replaced with clear .012 inch thick plastic from a pastry container. Canopy glue was used to glue the clear to the white plastic and for screening over the turbine duct openings.

Dive performance with power off is increased due to reduction in prop drag. With a 4S 1500 100C pack amp draw is only 33 amps with 470 Watts of power. On a 20 second full power climb at 80 degrees (SAFE selected On) she climbed to an estimated 1000 ft and after trimming for a 200 ft left hand circle stayed at altitude for 10 minutes power off!

An ISDT BC 8-S shows battery remaining in percentage and in voltage. It can be viewed while running up the motor while straddling the fuselage from behind the prop.
Posted by Bella Liu | Yesterday @ 09:54 AM | 65 Views
This is the latest version of RX5808 Pro-OSD diversiy receiver for Fatshark Goggles. And it supports PIX , WPRO58 and Achilles.

1. http://www.pirxthepilot.com
2. https://github.com/piodabro/WPro58
3. https://achillesfpv.eu/dowload-free-achilles (OSD function need to pay for use, recommanded)

Please check the following pictures.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 07:18 AM | 695 Views
DustOff #6 - HK FW190 WarBird Kit - Too much Wind & Crash!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amGcJVSR8-M

Well, I certainly debated with myself whether or not to launch this plane.
I's pretty draggy and has a large profile for the wind to push.
The wind was 5-8mph on the ground and felt like 10-15mph approx. 30 feet in the air.
Plus, the wind was 90 degrees to my runway ;-)
This is one of those days where I should have packed up and gone home.
Needless to say I didn't pack up but I did crash.
If I didn't fly in significant wind I wouldn't be flying much at all where I live, so I'm marginal often in the wind ;-)

This Kit is discontinued but they still have the F6F Hellcat ;-)

Here is a link to the kit:

H-King F6F Hellcat - Glue-N-Go - Foamboard Kit
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/h-king-f...asc=8223421696

Here is a link to the Review of this plane:
Review - Hobby King Focke Wulf FW 190 Kit Plane (18 min 8 sec)


Here is a link to these LIPOs:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=7621465427

Here is a link to the Review of these LIPOs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNmKxKv_8oA

Here is a link to the Servos:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hxt900-m...asc=7800582208

My Power Setup for this plane:

Motor: Grayson Hobby 2212 2200kv
ESC : HobbyWing 30A
Prop : Gemfan 8040 Composite
LIPO : 3S 2200mah 25C (172 grams)

Thrust : 1070 grams
AMPS : 26.5 (approx. 20 amps in flight at full throttle)
AUW : 582 grams including Micro FPV System
Thrust to Weight Ratio: 1.8:1


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by gogravel | Yesterday @ 06:44 AM | 701 Views
Hi

I recently acquired a the Top Flite Elder 60 Biplane kit but it has no plans.
I am seeking the plans for this model
Posted by DoubleEagle | Yesterday @ 04:35 AM | 764 Views
***Remote Control Mercedes Loader Truck***
High quality rc toys for kids and hobbyists.
Double Eagle (China) Ltd. is a professional rc toys manufacturer, with over 30 years of history. We have a very wide range of rc toys and detailed high grade replicas.

Mercedes Loader Truck
Model number: E352-003
Model Name: 1:20 R/C Mercedes-Benz Arocs Timber Truck
Size of vehicle(cm):38.5*21.5*17.0
2.4Ghz
Remote control boom
Simulated lights/sounds
Simulated woods included
RC distance:25m
The original rechargeable battery and charger included.

For more product info visit: http://en.doubleeagle.cc
Business enquires: [email protected]
Remote Control Mercedes Loader Truck!!! Fantastic RC Toys For Kids (Double Eagle) (1 min 29 sec)

Posted by wattechighland | May 22, 2019 @ 10:36 PM | 952 Views
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Posted by Bella Liu | May 22, 2019 @ 10:09 PM | 957 Views
Frequencies and Bands:

This product is equipped with dual displays with a resolution of 960 x 240.
Adjustable sight distance is ensured. It is compatible with 5.8GHz band that is popular on the market.
The diversity receiver module enables stable image quality.

The real-time video recording using a trans-flash (TF) card allows you to share your happiness with your friends.
With an attractive appearance, the product is compact and light in weight, which is designed based on the facial structure to ensure comfortable wearing experience.

New version upgrades with USB,you can charge it with power bank directly now (from 11.07)

Specification:
Input power: DC 6-28V, DC12V/380 mA, maximum charge current: 300 mA
Display resolution (dual display): 960 x 240
AV output terminal: Ф3.5mm, video output impedance: 75 ?, audio output impedance: 10 k?
DC socket for input power: diameter: 6mm, inner pin diameter: 2.1mm
Class of the TF card: class 10, maximum size of the TF card: 32 Gb
Micro USB interfaces allow convenient file saving
Optional battery: 3.7V/1500 mAh, 80mm x 19mm x 7mm (L x W x H)
Adjustable sight distance: min. value: 58mm, max. value: 63mm
Product size: 175mm x 102mm x 68mm (L x W x H)
FOV: 40 Degree
Total weight: 278g

Features:
Dual display with a resolution of 960x240
Adjustable interpupillary distance(58-63mm)
Double receiver modules ensure stable image quality
Compatible with universal 5.8GHz band emitter
Supports real-time video recording using 32G TF card
Attractive appearance,comfortable wearing experience

Package included:
1 x SJ-RG01 Goggles
2 x Antenna
1 x Power cable
1 x AV cord
1 x Battery (1,500mAh)
1 x Userís manual
Posted by dsquad | May 22, 2019 @ 09:54 PM | 966 Views
This is a new product that will be out soon, here in this video over the possible specs that are good and the ones are not that good. Please tell me what do you think about it.
Caddx Tarsier Preview (8 min 22 sec)

Posted by Bill M - RC | May 22, 2019 @ 08:11 PM | 1,024 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Win one of 2x Makerfire Tiny Whoop Mini FPV Indoor Racing Drones with HD Camera BNF compatible with all Spektrum and multi protocol Radio Controllers.

HOW TO ENTER
1. Like and follow Makerfire's fan page here:
https://business.facebook.com/MakerfireDrone

2. Tag 3 FPV friends in the comments below this Giveaway post in this group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/globalrcshare/

Thatís all and good luck

Entries close on Monday 27 May at 24h00 GMT. I will draw Two Lucky Winners randomly in a lucky draw and announce the result on Tuesday 28 May. Makerfire will ship these prizes to the winners from their warehouse in China to any international destination.

You can also get this Makerfire Tiny Whoop Mini FPV Indoor Racing Drone here: http://bit.ly/2Jw1npr


Makerfire Giveaway - Win one of 2x Makerfire Mini FPV Indoor Racing Drones with HD Camera (1 min 12 sec)

Posted by DismayingObservation | May 22, 2019 @ 06:14 PM | 1,096 Views
That critter in the photo below was one which came with two other models, both of which have been mentioned in previous blogs and are pictured below. Both are decade-old E-flite examples and both fly great after some loving. One is an Adagio 280 motor glider and the other is a Mini Ultra-Stick.

What this .55-powered model is is anyone's guess. It's a sport plane, obviously kit built and fairly good sized with a 6' wingspan. More importantly, it came with an O.S. .55 which is still very much in production! New o-rings for the needle valve are on order and while the crankcase as a small chunk taken out of it near the rear muffler mounting bolt, it doesn't appear to be critical. Even the fuel tank appears to be in good shape and it'll get a new pickup hose.

Incredibly, it has standard Futaba servos! Three in the fuse and one on the wing working torque rods for the ailerons.

I bought a strip of self-adhesive Monokote trim so that I can easily fix some small rips in the covering. I also bought a new tail wheel. I already had a brand new motor mount on hand. To sum up, this will be a seriously low-buck project!

UPDATE: The new tail wheel is in place. Better still, I had two new/old 2.25" Du-Bro wheels with rubber tires on hand which replaced the narfed-out 2.5" Du-Bro foamies. All of the servos work and the little rips in the covering have been patched. I even covered that bare wood behind the pilot bust! On to that torn covering visible on the right wingtip. I'll do it in more of that Insignia Blue trim.
Posted by Late99 | May 22, 2019 @ 04:09 PM | 1,125 Views
Back at first round of the national championships for the third time. I still competed in sport class as honestly I haven't had time to start learning more difficult programs and I still don't have a plane that would suit them. My 95" 3DHS Extra is great flying plane, but due to it's size and 12S battery it's not suited for higher classes (2m and 10S limitation).

Probably the most interesting thing was that Lassi Nurila was using his new plane in the competition. Lassi has been designing and building this plane through the winter and based on what I heard it will enter some kind of production (meaning it will be available for purchase!). When compared to Sebastiano Silvestri's three plane and Gernot's Pandora I prefer Lassi's plane streamlined look.

Lassi is still fine tuning the setup, so it's very interesting to see how this season and big competitions in Europe will go for him.

See full photo gallery on Google Photos.
Posted by GroundControlRC | May 22, 2019 @ 02:31 PM | 1,163 Views
Test Flight #2 - Ranger G2 with 8X4 Prop - Loops & Rolls ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzJ9R8klxuo

After performing the Motor Thrust Angle MOD on the Ranger G2 it gave me space for an 8x4 Prop.
I removed the stock 7x5 Prop to conduct some Test Flights with and 8x4 Prop.
This should produce significantly more thrust than the stock 7x5 Prop.
I have increase the Elevator Dual-Rate since the 1st Test Flight as it didn't seem to have quite enough elevator authority.
Let's see if that helps.
I also wanted to see how the Roll Rate is on this large plane ;-)
So let's go do some Rolls and Loops ;-)

Here is a link to the Motor Thrust Angle MOD Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7CbbKE4ff8

Here is a link to the Motor Thrust Angle MOD Test Flight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3JMLrpKRkI

Here is link to this Plane:

Volantex V757-6 Ranger G2 1200mm Wingspan EPO FPV Airplane PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-RC...47791920140372

Here are the Batteries I use in this Plane:

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=3451564005


See you in the Air!

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

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https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
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Posted by basslord1124 | May 22, 2019 @ 01:35 PM | 1,209 Views
Another failed launch attempt of the FT Long EZ with a little more severe damage this time. So back to the repair (or maybe rebuild) bench with this one. I've got some new tricks and suggestions that I may try for next time OR, I may rig up/buy some sort of launcher.

FT Long EZ... another bad launch/crash! (0 min 50 sec)

Posted by Xpress.. | May 22, 2019 @ 12:40 PM | 1,238 Views
Hello everyone,

Unfortunately my time with Hitec RCD USA has come to a close. If you have questions regarding the product, I can still try to answer as best I can, otherwise contact the Customer Service Center:

858.748.6948
[email protected]
Posted by Phaedra | May 22, 2019 @ 08:43 AM | 1,368 Views
A couple of weeks ago, I made the mistake of bumping the antenna of my old trusted Taranis into the kitchen table. A horrific message "Tx antenna problem" appeared on the screen, making me expect the worst. After restarting the radio, the message disappeared but it sure did hurt my great confidence in this radio, even after successful rage testing and everything.

I really don't want to lose any of my models over this glitch/problem, and so I decided to replace it and only fly a couple of cheapo models with the old radio.
When comparing features and prices, I quickly ended up with the Horus X10(S). I didn't want another Taranis, because I was always very disappointed in the hardware quality of the push-button switches near the display, and the screen itself. I really wanted to stick to OpenTX, because in my opinion, it can't be beaten on price/performance, and the almost limitless possibilities it offers.
I never craved a color screen, and most certainly not a touchscreen, but from what I read bout the Horus display, it was quite clear to me that this would really fit my bill: large enough, clearer text, sunlight-readable, crisp.
The use of widgets is also a big added value: plenty of screen area available to display data, fully customizable screens,....


I was very lucky to find a second-hand X10S with long sticks with integrated 3-position switches and pushbuttons, exactly what I needed. Since I'm a tray-flyer, I needed to mod the radio:
  • designed my own
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