Posted by RGS2010 | May 15, 2018 @ 08:53 AM | 8,244 Views
JSCRCC has a successful Warbird event. I flew at least 6 sorties that day. Here are a few pics of my planes at the event.

Also Fitz took a nice video of my Freewing F-86.
Freewing 80 mm F-86 at Johnson Space Center (5 min 36 sec)


Also looking forward to visiting Cecil in Ft Worth for Benbrook Warbirds mid month.

Mike Laible's and my F-86, we flew formation, loosely, and it was a blast!
Posted by Mark Winstanley | May 15, 2018 @ 08:13 AM | 5,133 Views
This blog has been dormant for far too long. I have just obtained a CNC machine and am now able to cut out the middle man and offer short kits at even lower prices. I can still offer the existing range that were previously offered as laser cut but will now be CNC cut. CNC machining offers the same accuracy of parts as laser cut without the burnt edges that need to be sanded off to let the glue stick parts together.

CNC cut kits include all parts to make the model with the exception of any strip or sheet stock, moulded plastic parts, wire parts etc. Kits can be cut from any plan that has been made available in the public domain and I usually get my plans from Outerzone, AeroFred or Hip Pocket Aeronautics. If you have your own plan I can usually cut parts for that.

Custom CNC cutting work can be done just PM me for a quote. I can cut up to 3/8" balsa and 1/4" plywood and bass wood. Depron can also be cut.

Custom CAD work can be performed at reasonable rates - PM me for a quote.

Balsa wood used for CNC cutting is of the best quality as is the bass and plywood.

Now Available:

ELF-16. This sleek delta was designed by David Boddington back in 1986 for RCM&E. It is a 2 channel (although you could fit a throttled engine with modern lightweight radios at no performance loss) model designed for a COX 049 Babe Bee or equivalent. Price $49.99 CAD.
Kit includes all wing ribs, fuselage sides, formers, cut spars and plywood parts. The kit does not include...Continue Reading
Posted by EagleBrother UAV | May 15, 2018 @ 04:26 AM | 2,507 Views
When use agriculture drone for crop spraying, it's quite crucial to choose the right nozzle type since it affects nebulization, pesticide utilization and spraying efficiency.
Pressure nozzle and centrifuge nozzle are the two common types in market now. It's difficult for rookie pilots to choose between them. What is the advantage and disadvantage of these two? Which to use? Here are some tips over the different types of nozzles.


Eagle Brother's 3WD-TY-17L Agriculture Sprayer Helicopter

Comparison

Pressure Nozzle

Pressure nozzle utilize pump pressure to force liquid nebulized into droplets. The diameters of the droplets vary according to different pressure of the pump and aperture of the nozzle.

Advantages
With strong downward pressures, droplets penetrate deep into plant with tiny volume of liquid drifting away. It prevents evaporation at hot and dry weather conditions. Also, using pressure nozzles means simple spraying unit and lower cost.

Disadvantages
Pesticide liquid is not evenly nebulized, the diameters of droplets vary greatly and nozzle easily jams especially when spraying pesticide powders.


Eagle Brother's 3WD-TY-17L sprays with pressure nozzle

Centrifuge Nozzle

Centrifuge nozzle rotate in accordance with motors and produces centrifugal force that turns liquid into droplets. The diameters of droplets are mainly decided by the voltage of the motors.

Advantages
Liquid is evenly nebulized into droplets of almost the same diameters.
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Posted by jamescole | May 15, 2018 @ 02:47 AM | 712 Views
Hello Everyone

I already have a drone that i bought from the http://www.drones-globe.com/ but now i want to buy another one. so i want some recommendations so that i can get some more cool options for me. If anyone can suggest me a website for buying it then please let me know

Thanks in Advance!
Posted by FeiJi | May 15, 2018 @ 01:10 AM | 6,768 Views
Didn't see anyone posting this from Flitetest and you shouldn't miss it. Pretty cool.

CHAIRPLANE! We made an IKEA chair fly! (9 min 34 sec)

Posted by hubbatraps | May 14, 2018 @ 10:30 PM | 2,722 Views
Hi,
I know this is a long shot.
I have dug up a Sanwa Stack 4 Mark 2 which was probably purchased around 1983 brand new and was only used 2 twice.
I've got the transmitter, the receiver but not the servos (I packed them away for safe keeping and can't find them ).
Everything looks in really top condition, so my question is.... can I use any servo with compatible connectors to fire up this unit ?
Thanks Hubbatraps
Posted by Bunnyshooter223 | May 14, 2018 @ 10:00 PM | 7,330 Views
My used Oxy3 Qube 255mm arrived today

It looks impressive! I am not in a hurry to fly it. The blades seem balanced, but i need to thoroughly inspect/test it.

It looks good so far:
-Motor gear mesh needs adjustment. Too tight. No biggie.
-There is a small hairline crack on underside of Canopy. Not a big deal.

-The servos look good so far... I need to inspect bottom area. I may need to mod the inside to prevent possible electrical shorts (that i read about).
The early versions had no short protection from bottom Aluminum casing.

-I need one Satellite antenna. Maybe $35 max

Going to run 3S. Not sure about the Head Speed setup on this heli yet. The Ikon looks to use a popular type of PC cable. I should have one. The PC program is free for download.
I am so glad the Ikon does not use an annoying proprietary ($$) connector.

-i may replace the motor with a Lynx EOX 2216 4100kv if this one gives me any issues.
The included 3100kv motor was [noted to be] from a Walker V450D2

The Oxy came with some extra parts i feel blessed. This Oxy 3 is easily the Ferarri of my RC Hangar...
Posted by Sailplane Dan | May 14, 2018 @ 09:17 PM | 2,778 Views
I purchased a frame kit hexacopter. Looking around the Internet there seemed to be no reviews of the hexacopter. I decided to log the build and post it. If you build this hexacopter let me know by posting in this thread. If you have any questions I will try to help.

After 2 weeks of waiting a box arrived.
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The contents where well packed. My camera was blurry for a few of the shots so I didn't get all of the contents of the packages.

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The arms are square aluminum tubing.
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Posted by Reckless_fpv | May 14, 2018 @ 08:09 PM | 3,244 Views
Posted by bluem6 | May 14, 2018 @ 08:02 PM | 5,543 Views
Got another one completed and this one is strictly for LOS. I've purchased this frame from Armattan awhile back and wanted another 'quick' LOS build. I have 2 other FPV build in similar size so this will use to practice LOS...

1. BLX4 155mm from Armattan Productions. This frame has a weird spacing, 28x28 with 20x20 in the center. A 30x30 PDB was use with a slight modification to fit 28x28.

2. A 16x16 F4 flight controller was use (I have a few of these from the discontinued sale on BG)




3. Outdated LittleBee 20A which I got from HK when they were on sale for $2.99 (I think)...



4. HK/Turnigy 1808 2400KV also got these during the sale. The motor spacing is for a 22xx but I figure that would be too heavy and had a few of these laying around. The performance is not that bad but it's not that great either. It's ok if you have them laying around...

5. FrSky XSR, got these use for $7 and were in excellent condition. It fits nicely between the PDB and 3D printed plate.

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Posted by FlyStraight | May 14, 2018 @ 07:06 PM | 6,211 Views
Two months ago I've decided to build an electric paragon 3 meter glider from the 70's. I never had a 3M glider, only 2M and smaller. In past year I built a Bob Martin's Pussycat 2M glider and hand launched Gnome glider, both from plans from outerzone. Printed plans on 11x8 paper on laser printer then stitched them together with tape. About thirty years ago, I built the pussycat as a pure glider using #64 rubber bands then later surgical tubing as my hi-start. I could never catch thermals as I was just learning to fly. Months later I put on cox tee dee .051 on the pylon above wing and got good 3 minute flights that way. On the last flight, my rx batteries run out and the plane nose dived into ground with nose planted half a foot underground. Wing destroyed and fuse too. To relive my youth, I built a new pussycat last year, but this time with electric motor on a pylon as well as using a dynaflite heavy duty hi-start. I never had a small hand launch glider so I then built the Gnome and what a fun plane that is. Caught couple of small thermals early this year with gnome. I live in Arizona so we got like 80 degrees in february.

Anyways, on to the Paragon build. I will stick to the plans except I will make wing a bolt on with two nylon bolts in trailing edge and a dowel in leading edge. I omit F2 bullkhead as I don't need it and I need space inside the front of fuse for screwdriver to mount the motor to F1 from outside. I already built this plane and now I'm just documenting the...Continue Reading
Posted by kydawg1 | May 14, 2018 @ 06:48 PM | 2,293 Views
Posted by Eddie P | May 14, 2018 @ 06:47 PM | 13,763 Views
This will be my clearing house of information regarding a collection of Freewing EDF jets I have acquired in 2016 through current date (2018 at the time of this post).

For organization and brevity I'll limit the specific details to the following jets (though I have and have owned several other FW jets, these are my favorites):

1) McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom (Nick Names: Double Ugly, Rhino, Old Smokey, Lead Sled) - Birfrucated exhaust from single 90mm EDF
2) Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-21 (Nick Names: "Balalaika" for Russians, "Fishbed" for Westerners) - Single 80mm EDF
3) Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Nickname: Warthog, for Pilots) - Twin 80 or 90mm EDF
4) Sebart Designed Avanti (Freewing Licenced Avanti, Sport Jet) - Single 80mm...Continue Reading
Posted by kydawg1 | May 14, 2018 @ 06:43 PM | 2,201 Views
Posted by efx | May 14, 2018 @ 06:22 PM | 14,812 Views
Has anyone seen this nitro heli? I can't find any more videos other than what's on here but I thought it looked interesting. Just slightly bigger than a 450 from what I can tell, but nitro.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Glob...ceBeautifyAB=0

They have a description with two videos here, it's towards the bottom of this link.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...1#post34446246

Here's the lowest price I found, but I can't find any parts for this heli. I'm not buying anything, I was just curious about it since it's a nitro version. I guess it uses most of the standard parts of the longer 450 but I'm not sure what that tail boon length is for example. I'm was just trying to see what I could dig up on it.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Glob...ceBeautifyAB=0

Found more videos.
UNBOXING THE GLOBAL EAGLE 480N NITRO HELICOPTER (4 min 27 sec)

Posted by Absaroka | May 14, 2018 @ 04:53 PM | 2,577 Views
SK3 motor on 4S.
Old Tundra 4S (3 min 21 sec)

Posted by surferguy | May 14, 2018 @ 04:43 PM | 4,543 Views
Diatone GT-M3 Version 2 Cliff dives, and 100mph speed tests.

https://www.youtube.com/dashboard?o=U
Posted by fastmax | May 14, 2018 @ 11:59 AM | 48,294 Views
As a long time fan of all things Micro RC I figured it was time to give one of these little WLtoys A242 1/24 scale RTR 4wd micro Rally Cars a go, and see just what they're all about. I have an RCP track in my hobby room, that I love to run my Kyosho Mini-Z's and Mini-Z Buggy on. I also tried the Redcat Sumo trucks, the Losi 1/24 brushed Rally, and SCT, and the Subotech trucks. None of them came even close to being as fun, or handling as well as my Kyosho Z rigs so they generally collected dust.

I'd watched a lot of videos of these 1/24 offerings from WLtoys, and I knew they were great little vehicles for the price. The problem was that they looked a bit too fast for my RCP track, and it turns out, they are. These little things scream, especially considering they're running brushed motors. They also handle quite well, and absolutely blow away any of the Losi, Redcat, Subotech etc. cars, and trucks that I have tried.

For those not familiar with this WLtoys lineup of A series cars and trucks, here is a quick run down of the basic features. You get a 2.4ghz radio system with 2 in 1 RX/ESC, a 3 wire micro steering servo, an aluminum alloy lower chassis, and aluminum alloy top plate. The cars are equipped with shaft driven 4wd with slipper clutch, four wheel independent suspension, and a full set of ball bearings. They also include a 500mah 20C 2s 7.4v LiPo battery and a basic charger. All spare parts are available at numerous online shops, and there is a growing list of hop up...Continue Reading
Posted by Bazzboe | May 14, 2018 @ 11:32 AM | 4,506 Views
Just wanted to give a heads up on new pilot creations completed & whats coming available within the next month.
Foamie scale.... WW 1 & WWII German, American, British busts (completed)
1/12 scale Jet pilot (completed)
1/9th scale Jet pilot (completed)
1/5th scale WWII American - Navy & Marine ( bust and full body- completed)
1/4th scale WWI Bust ( completed)

Pending:
WWII 1/6th scale American, Japanese , German- bust and full body
1/5th scale "new look" American , Japanese, British, & German-bust and full body
1/5th scale Civilian Male & Female -bust & full body
40% aerobatic pilot- Male bust