Posted by fastmax | Today @ 09:35 AM | 59 Views
Let the new build begin. I hear the Eachine Tyro machines are a pretty good value in a 5 inch kit, so figured I'd build one and see for myself.

They spec out fairly nicely, and at the Tyro109's current price of $109 in the USA warehouse if it performs half decent it'll be hard to beat for a budget 5 inch quad.

Package Includes:
1 x 210mm frame kit
2 x 2206 2400KV brushless motor CW
2 x 2206 2400KV brushless motor CCW
1 x 4 IN 1 30A BLHeli_S ESC
1 x Customized F4 flight controller
1 x Caddx Turbo Eos2 1200tvl
1 x XF5804 5.8G 40CH 0mw/25mw/200mw/600mw switchable VTX
2 x Battery strap
1x Antenna
2x 5040 four-blade propeller CW
2 x 5040 four-blade propeller CCW

Will post updates as the build progresses.
Posted by JimboPilotFL | Today @ 09:07 AM | 61 Views
I have published a couple of build logs on RCG and if you would like to see them they are here.

Great Planes Trainer .60 - aka Maule Sport.

Top Flite Cessna 182 kit build.

I also have a YouTube Channel with many hat cam videos and a few onboard flights.
Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 04:15 AM | 97 Views
This is my go to jet when I am concerned about flying in low light!

Freewing BAe Hawk T1 70mm EDF Jet Flight At Dusk (4 min 13 sec)

Posted by Reckless_fpv | Today @ 12:13 AM | 121 Views
600 subs!! 🍻 Thanks everyone!! Get ready for the edge of your seat with this one. Not your every day windmill rip!! Full edit has some insane ninja manoeuvres!!
Epic Windmill Dance FPV Freestyle 600 subscriber celebration!! (9 min 10 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 09:58 PM | 132 Views

Here is a link to the Video:

Actually, I think I'm performing these DustOff Flights before the dust even settles ;-)
Too much fun!
I wanted to switch out the 3020 Prop I've been using and install a 3025 Prop just to see if it's any faster ;-)
Like it's not already fast enough right?

Here is a link to the Control Surface Deflections I use:

Here is a link to the Project Conclusion video:

Here is a link to the Updated Plans & Templates video:

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:

Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna

See you in the Air!

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

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups
Posted by marksp | Yesterday @ 08:59 PM | 167 Views
Decided to replace dead stick crash of my Valiant 30cc with the new Timber 110. Looks to be a higher performing newer design of a high wing bush plane that I can use most of my same components :-)

- VVRC40
- Hitec 5645MG ailerons/flaps/elevators
- Hitec 7956 rudder
- Tail dragger RC servo extensions
- Jeti EX R10 REX Assist
- Tech Aero IBEC
- Tru-turn 3” alum spinner
- XCub sprung gear
- XCub tail gear
- Dubru 6” tundra tires
- QuickFire fuel filter
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 07:32 PM | 156 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Skyzone SKY02X FPV Goggles review. This SKYZONE SKY02X 5.8Ghz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support 2D/3D HDMI Head Tracking With Fan DVR Front Camera For RC Racing Drone review includes unboxing, overview, features, functions & tests. I also share this with other fpv rc pilots to get their impression and opinion of this Skyzone 02X FPV headset.

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Skyzone SKY02X FPV Goggles review. 2D 3D 5.8ghz Diversity FPV Goggles (23 min 44 sec)

Posted by CGordon | Yesterday @ 03:41 PM | 199 Views
Remember those potholder looms for kids? It gave me an idea...

This is another application I have not seen - an all-carbon truss spar. Using wetted carbon tow (12K in this case), I wove a truss pattern though a set of brads. The idea (Pratt or Warren without verticals truss styles anyway) is to be able to slide ribs into a finished spar unit.

For fun I tried some different patterns with string (second photo). I notice you can take an extra round on the perimeter if you need more thickness.

In practice I found the tension tends to flatten the tow, and this isn't ideal since you'd like more of a round or square section. Despite this the test is very sturdy and certainly benefits from not having any glued joints.

I'm thinking about building a fuselage side like this for my 24" Telemaster. I could use my thickness sander to ensure a flat, uniform surface and make the carbon closer to a square profile.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:08 AM | 394 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Multiprotocol Mix Music Party ! lol ... J'ai enfin reçu ma nouvelle Jumper T8SG V2 PLUS... J'étais déjà très content de ma V1 pour le multiprotocole et son faible encombrement, mais là, je suis aux anges grâce à la V2 PLUS. La finition globale est au rendez vous bien sur, mais l'ajout de Gimball Hall fait toute la différence au niveau du confort et de la précision du pilotage ! Après la V1 puis la V2, la V2 PLUS apporte vraiment quelque chose qui la rend plus sérieuse en face de la concurrence . Le Multiprotocole, les Gimball Hall, sa simplicité, les Voix/mp3 et sa finition carbone raviront certainement plus d'un pilote débutant ou initié. Bon Film à Tous et Félicitations aux GAGNANTS du concours

Jumper T8SG V.2 Plus Carbone - Review Test Astuces - Résultats Concours DJI ! (34 min 3 sec)

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- Si Vous voulez soutenir la chaîne avec un don :

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- Jumper T8SG V2.0 Plus Carbon ( COUPON aff7off ) 100€ :
- Batterie 2S pour Jumper T8SG :
- Jumper T8SG accessoires :
- Antenne longue :
- Adaptateur Antenne longue :
- Lien vers Installation Module VOIX :
- Vidéo Set Up Jumper :
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Posted by Doom 3D | Yesterday @ 04:20 AM | 352 Views
The Twins have arrived now just to see what they will fly in the up coming months. I am impressed before I even got them out of the box
Posted by VicT | Aug 23, 2019 @ 10:46 PM | 508 Views
L APES (Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System ) is used by USAF C130 crews to deliver palletized cargo such as jeeps and other supplies. The EC 1500 could be configured to do the same maneuver using a 3 position switch. My DX9 3 position switch is automatically set up for ramp/door closed (position 0), ramp level (position 1) and ramp 20 degrees down ( position 2). A drogue parachute could be deployed using position 1 and could provide tension on a foam block inside the fuselage. Position 2 could release a loop of string similar to a sailplane/tow plane release system. The ramp servo or a Servo from a Y cable could pull the pin to release the loop of string.

Once the system is verified and validated other cargo could be made. A 30 foot banner could be towed and released 5 ft above the runway or 30 ft of ping pong balls tied together. The system should be as light as possible in case of an emergency such as a fouled chute or stuck cargo.
Posted by CGordon | Aug 23, 2019 @ 09:28 PM | 522 Views
I'm surprised I haven't seen this before...using carbon fiber rods in a built-up spar. In this case, I used the very smallest rod I have (.020") on a 24" wing, along with depron for webs.

With no webs, it is almost uselessly floppy. Instead of using balsa, I opted for depron just to see what would happen. Surprisingly it is quite stiff within the normal parameters. At the edge of the limit, it has interesting characteristics! You can see in the video how the buckling behaves. I have no doubt the bottom spar (same size) is barely breaking a sweat. The cracking you hear is just the top of one of the ribs...still planning to fly with this thing!

I can see replacing the web with balsa...but perhaps depron would still be perfect for the outer half of the wing.

Construction is not hard. To get a consistent hole distance I added little bits of sharped rod to the rib template. It cuts the holes and also keeps the balsa from sliding while cutting. The ribs are then loaded on to the spars shish-kabob style. The webs are then loaded and glued to the rods.

This wing comes out at 6.7g and will be covered with tissue.

Carbon rod spar idea (0 min 20 sec)

Posted by crteensy | Aug 23, 2019 @ 04:11 PM | 609 Views
After I had some Rx losses in packs 4 and 5, I decided to install an R9 Rx instead. Actually, in flight #4, the OSD shows an RSSI of 0 mid flight (that's with the R-XSR I had installed before). Packs 6 and 7 didn't show any sign of low RSSI or even Rx loss any more, but it's too early to really count on that.

Also in pack #4 I had some unwanted trim on the pitch axis. All trims are removed now and not having to fight that constant back spin is much better.

I'm now trying to launch in such a way that the quad immediately goes forward after taking off, by applying a bit of throttle and leaning forward before I take off. Seems to work.

Theses two packs were fun to fly although I had to stay on one side of the RC field, but watching the flights is probably not much of a thrill.

Here's #6:
FPV progress - flight #6 (5 min 2 sec)

Chasing a jet that is just about to touch down wasn't that much of an accomplishment, but the other one was fun.

Throttle is scaled to 85% but still a bit tough on the battery I guess. The logs show sag down to 9.1 V (for a 3S pack) at about 60 Amps in those power loops. That's just above the peak C rating of the battery (BetaFPV 3S 850 mAh 35C/70C). I'm looking for smaller motors now, but then again I could simply build a smaller 3" quad instead.

And #7:
FPV progress - flight #7 (4 min 15 sec)
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