Posted by Space Walker ii | Jan 07, 2020 @ 01:32 AM | 4,878 Views
Good Day need some tips and flying information on a phoenix spitfire 40-46 arf is this kit worth bying. Thank you.
Posted by rclad | Jan 07, 2020 @ 01:17 AM | 6,724 Views
The commanding officer of the Navy S-3 squadron I flew in decades ago had one quirk: he expected his junior officers to recite a poem on special occasions. That included the day a number of us arrived on base after graduating from flight training. We didn't know this beforehand. That evening, after getting squared away, all of us headed to a local bar and grill. With only minutes to prepare something original, we had to stand in front of the CO and seasoned pilots, one by one, and recite our poem. I suppose his goal was to get us to think fast on the spot. It must have worked, because we all survived our tour of duty.

I love flying aerobatic planes. It inspires me. When I'm not flying I enjoy thinking about flight and what it means to be in the air, above all the craziness down below. I still write poetry, and a number of my poems are about flying. I try to write from a perspective that both an RC and full scale pilot can relate to. Some of the poems that follow have been published in the IMAC newsletter. One of them, a pantoum, took first place in a poetry contest.

I'll start off this collection with the only poem that survived from my tour in the Navy. Enjoy!
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Jan 07, 2020 @ 12:48 AM | 7,014 Views
The $1 buck converters now go up to 2A, fixed voltage of course. Almost worth building a dummy load to see how long they really handle 2A before blowing up.
Posted by ricocncparts | Jan 07, 2020 @ 12:29 AM | 3,326 Views
A CNC suction cup is a vital part of CNC pod and rail machining center and CNC router machine. It is mounted on the console to clamp the workpiece by vacuum and be moved to adjust their positions depending on the workpiece. The suction pods are suitable for processing small and high precision parts and can be machined on the side. They are widely used for solid wood processing.

There are three common CNC vacuum pods for CNC work center in the woodworking machinery market.
1. Biesse ATS CNC vacuum pods
ATS is Abbreviation for 'Advanced Table Setting'. These CNC pods are manually positioned. There is a white nylon support locating ring on the bottom of this kind of pod. The base bodies of the vacuum cups are inserted into a holding fixture on a pod and rail table. The base body and holding fixture have a grating that is divided into 15° steps. Thus, it is possible to position the vacuum cup in different angles on the pod and rail table. These CNC vacuum pods are easy to find in Biesse rover series CNC machine. There are three different heights: 29mm, 48mm and 74mm vacuum pods for Biesse.These CNC suction pods include black suction valves, locating rings and gaskets.

2. Homag and Weeke CNC suction pods
These suction blocks are manufactured by Schmalz. Schmalz is one of the world's leading suppliers in vacuum technology. It can provide a wide of product range includes a variety of suction cups with various shapes, sizes and materials. The suction cups for Homag and...Continue Reading
Posted by phyngineer | Jan 06, 2020 @ 09:54 PM | 4,545 Views
On the morning of January 3, it was the day of a monthly "physical examination" for the river surge in the section of the Banfu Bridge. An unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with hyperspectral equipment flew over the river surface, and the water quality numerical data in the river surge was transmitted back to the shore computer equipment in real-time. This "sweep and swipe" knows the hyperspectral monitoring and analysis technology of river water quality. It is one of the city's river water automatic monitoring platform projects. Through drone river inspection, it helps river rivers to accurately control pollution.
On the morning of January 3, the sun is just right and the visibility is high, which is suitable for "flying" weather. Around 10:30 in the morning, the drone equipped with a hyperspectral instrument took off from the vicinity of the Banfu Bridge. After being lifted vertically to a height of about 150 meters, it slowly flew along the river. Process UAV flight, high spectrometer collected data real-time transmission on the playback computer on the shore. These data, after computer processing, will be converted to the intuitive picture of the creek water quality profile.
Back in the office, Xing Qianguo, a researcher at the Institute of Coastal Zone Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, retrieved from the computer the distribution maps of river water quality collected on the cross-section of the Banfu Bridge in September...Continue Reading
Posted by alex111 | Jan 06, 2020 @ 07:50 PM | 4,938 Views
My first ever rc boat stll runs great to this day
Posted by alex111 | Jan 06, 2020 @ 07:47 PM | 4,818 Views
My radio control tug boat runs off a car battery
Posted by old4570 | Jan 06, 2020 @ 05:08 PM | 5,107 Views
XK x450 unboxing + hover test (5 min 59 sec)

Air quality was terrible ..
But there was little wind to speak off .

Someone kicked (?) the hell out of the box , but thankfully the XK x450 was undamaged .
I dont have XT30 connectors , so I used some 2.5mm bullet connectors shoved into the plug and alligator clips to bring the battery to full charge ( balance charged ) . So will take a while for a XT60 to XT30 adaptor plug to arrive . ( So this is all she wrote for now )


The x450 does drift some what .
I connected the battery on a flat surface , and there was a lot of drift back and to the left ..
Reconnecting the battery seemed to help a lot ..

My sample hovers fine .
Hmmm , maybe the drift can be adjusted for by the angle you keep the x450 at when connecting the battery and arming ?
Or just trim it out ? This hover maiden was just one battery , and as mentioned I dont have a XT30 connector for the charger .
Using the alligator clips was risky business !

I will say that the x450 does feel a little flimsy here and there , and could break in a spectacular way if jammed into terrafirma . It is at the very least a very interesting RC plane that should entertain . Looking forward to getting my adaptor plug so I can charge the battery safely and doing some transitions .

Posted by basslord1124 | Jan 06, 2020 @ 11:28 AM | 6,447 Views
Hope everybody out there has an awesome year in 2020! We're still gonna build, fly, crash, repeat, and most importantly...HAVE FUN!

Happy New Year 2020! (3 min 13 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 06, 2020 @ 09:50 AM | 5,342 Views

Review Part 1 - Eachine Mini F-22 Raptor F22 Warbird F-22

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Eachine Mini F22 Raptor

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I have more fun flying Parkjets than anything else so I jumped at the opportunity to review this Eachine Mini F-22 Raptor.
This Parkjet is Courtesy of Banggood!

This Parkjet does have some essentricities which I'll discuss.
It definitely passed my Durability Testing ;-)
This Parkjet is so easy to fly in Beginner Mode it would make an excellent Beginner Parkjet.
In Manual Mode it is a Hand-Full until you get used to the sensitivity of the Controls, especially the Elevator.
After putting 6 battery packs through this Parkjet I was getting pretty smooth on the controls in Manual Mode.
It's a lot of fun and with a few battery packs worth of flights you'll master this Parkjet in Manual Mode as well.
This Parkjet did seem a bit underpowered but I'll be expermenting with increasing the thrust ;-)

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Posted by drewdb | Jan 06, 2020 @ 03:51 AM | 5,683 Views
Everyone needs a break. Not doing anymore and sitting down.

Lucky for us
Posted by phyngineer | Jan 06, 2020 @ 02:51 AM | 5,847 Views
The State-owned Jiangsu Province Electric Power Co., Ltd. independently developed the "Internet Inter-Sky Eagle" transmission line mobile UAV intelligent inspection and inspection equipment was officially delivered in Nanjing. Since then, Jiangsu Power Grid has entered a new era of UAV intelligent inspection.
The device is also called the grid inspection mobile airport, and each airport is equipped with a smart inspection vehicle and 4 drones. It is the first set of intelligent mobile inspection equipment for mobile drones in China. It integrates task management, autonomous route planning, one-button intelligent inspection, multi-machine and multi-tasking collaboration, real-time operation monitoring, centimeter-level precise landing, and intelligent inspection defect identification. The functions are integrated into one, and the whole reach the international advanced level, and the transmission line can be clustered, automated and refined.
As the most intensive and largest provincial power grid in China, Jiangsu Power Grid faces the contradiction of a structural shortage of personnel and fast, fast and lean requirements of the power grid. The traditional manual inspection mode has been difficult to meet the high-quality development needs of the power grid. "The mobile airport has realized the implementation of modern information technologies such as smart perception, mobile interconnection, electric power Internet of Things, artificial intelligence. It...Continue Reading
Posted by Flat lander | Jan 05, 2020 @ 11:16 PM | 6,268 Views
Work to be done on these awesome looking planes.
Posted by old4570 | Jan 05, 2020 @ 09:41 PM | 6,325 Views
I wanted a replacement motor .. Especially since the one in my Ezio is how do you do ...

RacerStar BR1811 3800kv (9 min 7 sec)

Now related to that is the propeller that came on the Ezio / FMS 800 Vtail ..
I really disliked this folding prop .
Both models needed 100% throttle to fly , and even then power was lacking .
The Ezio got a fixed 4x3 and the FMS got a HK Folding prop . Both solutions work .
But testing the 1811 gave me the opportunity to see what was what ..

Ezio 800 prop VS HK folding prop (2 min 1 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by verticalspark | Jan 05, 2020 @ 06:58 PM | 6,094 Views
Had the opportunity to purchase a cheap 1999 xz6r. And by cheap every body panel is broken, flat tires, bad breaks, bad break lines, battery shot, fork seals are bad and the carbs are in a box instead of installed. The good news is that all the electronics are good, bike turns over, has spark and a clean title. The goal is under $1k in parts to include the price of the bike. I rebuilt the carbs today but Im missing a spacer and 2 screws. So its off to the parts store to see if I can get something to work before I install them and see if she starts.
Posted by Raymond-leflyr | Jan 05, 2020 @ 06:22 PM | 6,084 Views
I was thinking about the difference between what today’s teenage model airplane enthusiast might remember fifty-plus years from now – and what I remember from the mid to late 50’s.

Model Airplane News and Flying Models magazines at 35 cents an issue – more than the price of a 1/6 x 3 sheet of balsa. New Free Flight and CL designs to drool over every month. Dreaming about the single channel radios and models. Ambroid and Testors glue, Butyrate dope. Silkspan covering. The full-page ads from Polk’s and Americas Hobby Center.

Building models from magazine plans or kits that took weeks, if not months, to build. Boy, did I cut a lot of ribs using a used single-edge Gillette razor blades. The designers I looked for; Earl Cayton, Larry Scarinzi, Paul Del Gatto, Henry Struck, Walt Mooney, Sal Taibi. (Not to mention Fixit Wright and Bunny Talby.)
As opposed to today’s $300 SAFE “trainers,” ARFs, computer radios, receiver gyros, “kits” that take a few hours to assemble. Government regulation. Heavy sigh.

Here’s an imaginary conversation in 2070 (translated here to 2020 English), “Yes, grand-child-person we really went outside with no air-masks to fly actual, physical model airplanes that we almost controlled ourselves. No, it’s true! Not virtual hologram images regulated by probes connected to your brain. Oh, sometimes we didn’t even mark our FAA license number on our models - we were so bad!
Posted by IntroSpec | Jan 05, 2020 @ 05:43 PM | 6,163 Views
Been away for a while but am back at it with an exciting pilot from Best Pilots!
I am currently working on a 1/4 scale Lothar von Richthofen pilot and he is so fun to paint! He will look great in any WWI German plane!
Here is a look at what I have done so far...
Posted by POWERFTK | Jan 05, 2020 @ 06:11 AM | 7,022 Views
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 05, 2020 @ 12:17 AM | 8,496 Views
When the stock 30-35-1000KV brushless motor abruptly died on my 3-year old Tower Hobbies F6F Hellcat, a replacement motor was no longer available and discontinued by Tower Hobbies (now Horizon Hobby). So I decided to make some modifications to make this excellent warbird fly again.

Tower Hobbies F6F Hellcat 4S Performance Flight w/ Tomcat P4802 3510-1080KV Brushless Outrunner (4 min 47 sec)

I installed a Tomcat P4802 3510-1080KV Brushless Outrunner Motor in the stock motor's place. The Tomcat motor is a direct bolt-on fit to the Hellcat wooden motor mount but the dummy plastic cowl face needed to be modified to allow for the longer (5mm) length of the Tomcat motor. So I used my Dremel to create a round opening through the dummy plastic radial, being careful for circular uniformity. The edges of the Dremel'ed opening were then repainted with Tamiya Semi-Gloss Black to complete the "finished" cowl appearance.

The stock ESC was replaced with a Sky Power 60amp ESC w/ 5amp SBEC. Now powered by a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C Lipo, the Hellcat is also slinging a dynamically balanced Xoar PJN 10x7 Wooden Prop. Max Static Amps on the bench reached 35.8 amps with 528.8 watts power. Center of Gravity (CG) is retained at 67mm from the leading edge of the main wing. Lastly, the airframe finish is also protected with 2 coats of Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic.

I am completely blown away by the performance of this 4S setup! What was already a great model on 3S not only...Continue Reading