Posted by vwbsean | Sep 25, 2017 @ 08:13 PM | 1,944 Views
Still flying my 50 inch Fun World EP
Posted by DismayingObservation | Sep 25, 2017 @ 07:22 PM | 4,855 Views
My friend powered up the Victor Engineering charger given to me by another friend and doggoned if it didn't work! Even the reverse polarity function worked. He tried it with an emergency jump starting unit. The input range is up to 16VDC, so an ordinary battery or a jumper pack will have plenty of oomph.

Next step is to connect it to my car's battery and give a discharged ni-cad a try. It accepts standard banana plugs, so that's not an issue since I have connectors. I'll even try the meter function with a digital multimeter just for giggles.
Posted by vwbsean | Sep 25, 2017 @ 07:17 PM | 1,943 Views
I'm back

Looking for about 850 Watts
Posted by DuaneM | Sep 25, 2017 @ 07:12 PM | 1,474 Views
I fly, I crash, therefore I am.

Posted by SoaringDude | Sep 25, 2017 @ 06:40 PM | 3,902 Views
If you are flying an electric glider and want to incorporate a low weight emergency backup solution into your plane, check out this method:
Article Link

The solution incorporates a 1S Lipo battery and a 1S voltage booster that produces a steady 5.0v at up to 2A.

Posted by davidterrell80 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 05:24 PM | 104,969 Views
I have completed the "Phase One" I had in mind, when I started; to put everything I had in a publicly available venue--with room to add more as I find it.

From this time forward, readers can comment without expecting my automatic deletion... for, as I said, the structure is complete.

That said, as long as I have administrator privileges on this thread, I do reserve the right to remove posts as I deem necessary, to preserve the subject matter, good order, and the level of civility I expect of the modelling community.

Welcome to the "Dewey Collection".

Everything you see below is a result of one man's idea... to create an honest forum for the then-new hobby of building and operating radio-controlled models. He was smart, skilled, and just as human as any of us. His dream eventually saw the publication of over 1,200 various plans in RCM Magazine. Once, I calculated the span and length of each fixed wing aircraft plan to give me an approximate footprint for that plane. Then I summed the areas of all the models together. The resulting area, needed to hold one of each plane without any overlap, was just larger than an American professional football field, including the end-zones.

This thread derives from the "RCM Plans Free!!!!" thread in the Vintage Forum.

I intend this to be a history and a collection of the plans published by the now defunct RCM Magazine. It is a story, and a body of work, that is worth preserving--and was at risk of...Continue Reading
Posted by aben71 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 02:23 PM | 4,072 Views
Here I am checking out the new MJX X708 Cyclone ,this is a really nice little quadcopter ,smooth and easy to fly and would be an excellent quadcopter for a beginner.The build quality is very good on this one and also the flight times are not bad,I like it
I find this is actually quite fun to fly,especially in a small park setting and even indoors.
I plan on fitting the Cyclone with a micro aio fpv camera soon for a little light fpv fun

You can buy the MJX X708 Cyclone here

Come check out my video review

MJX X708 Cyclone Brushed RC Quadcopter Review (7 min 12 sec)

Posted by thijs slotman | Sep 25, 2017 @ 01:15 PM | 3,000 Views
hi guys,
here is my review of this amazing quadcopter:
feilun fx176c1 review! awesome cheap gps quadcopter!! (17 min 56 sec)

Posted by thornhill | Sep 25, 2017 @ 01:10 PM | 2,145 Views
A lot of fun projects in the works, mostly for the Syma X5!

Quadcopter Gate/Hoop
I've almost finished my light-up quadcopter gate/hoop that'll change colour when I fly my quads through it. I need to mount it on a pole & make an enclosure for it, but it looks like it's working perfectly! Test video below with my Syma X5C:

Quadcopter hoop/gate: Test (0 min 16 sec)

Altitude logger
Over the summer I made a simple, light-weight altitude logger for the Syma that would record the maximum altitude & display it as a series of LED flashes. Fun to build, but it doesn't log the altitude… so I've made a second version that now logs the readings on an SD card during flight so I can graph it when I land. Still playing with the code, but it looks good so far!

Version 1:

Version 2:
Posted by Coltmart37 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 12:39 PM | 1,807 Views
Hi all. I have recently purchased an air tech Eagle airframe and it looks to be all complete just needs the covering. I am looking for info on this kit. Where to mount the landing gear, what engine size, wing bolt pattern, cg.. ect ect. All the recommendations because I didn't get the build plans or the book with it. All info is helpfull, thnx
Posted by rclad | Sep 25, 2017 @ 11:00 AM | 3,137 Views
See here for latest entry to my IMAC Log.
Posted by Rickey Thomas | Sep 25, 2017 @ 10:01 AM | 2,791 Views
just because they are hanging doesn't mean they stay clean. keep the motors lubed up and free .. clean off dust,,, check batteries... dont forget to prep your fleet for winter..... feels...Continue Reading
Posted by craytech | Sep 25, 2017 @ 09:47 AM | 2,401 Views
BetaFPV Beta65s Frame Kit Giveaway (4 min 17 sec)

Hello everyone welcome back.

Today I have for you the BetaFPV Beta65s Frame Kit.

This is a very affordable frame kit. You will receive the following.

The beta65s frame with 65mm wheelbase distance and 7x16mm motor holder.

Using the most powerfull 7x16mm motors with up to17500kv value, 56000rpm / 3. 2v which can give this quad more power and more flight time than your regular 6mm whoop.

These 7x16mm motors only fit for betafpv beta65s frame and eachine e011 frame for the moment. It does not fit the regular whoop frames.

Battery foam adapter is included for whoop style batteries. Note - these frames will have to be modified to carry tiny whoop style batteries.

I will be giving away this kit along with 2 BetaFPV 260mah LiHV Batteries.

To enter please share my video and put the link in a comment below. Thank you and good luck.

Remember to like and subscribe so you dont miss out on this giveaway.

Stay Safe and Fly Often.

The 716 motor with jst 1. 25mm 2p connector is pecfect for blade inductrix, tiny whoop flight controller, whose weight is 2. 9g (including cables and connector).
Posted by RC Roundtable | Sep 25, 2017 @ 08:35 AM | 2,659 Views
Episode 38: "We Are Roamin', Hear Us Roar" is now live!

In this episode, we talk about:
- a BIG Phoenix Model Waco YMF-5
- Terry visits the NEAT Fair
- Lee visits the B-17 Fly-In at Bomber Field
- Fitz and Lee visit the Lone Star Flight Museum Grand Opening
- We have a new 3-View project!

You can visit our website at to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, our facebook page, or email: [email protected].
Posted by silverxxx | Sep 25, 2017 @ 05:20 AM | 22,126 Views
Found this "Stunt" quad at kmart ( Australia ), for $20

Some info here:
protocol FQ777 ( devo ok nrf24)
tx- mode 2
battery - 150mA soldered
Weight 31g

Uses geared motors

This is a slowish quad intended for beginners, seems ok otherwise, not a lot of power, there is some more if the prop guards are removed. Battery door can also be removed. I intend to install acro in it to test geared motors.

Board inside uses a gd32 cpu, unknown radio and bosch gyro.
Posted by TINGW | Sep 25, 2017 @ 02:29 AM | 2,017 Views
Item name: Fire
KV: 2100KV/2300KV/2600KV
Pull: 1280g/ 1450g/ 1200g
Motor Size:Φ27.7x17.7
Battery: 3-6S Lipo
Weight: 32.38g
Imported ISC bearing
0.1mm laminations
N54 magnets
M5 hollow shaft

Item: Storm
KV: 2300KV/2500KV
0.1mm laminations
Imported ISC bearing
N54 magnets
M5 hollow shaft
Motor Dimensions(Dia.*Len): Φ27.7x18.7mm
Weight (g): 33.73g
No.of Cells(Lipo): 3-6S
Max Continuous current(A): 29.3A
Max Continuous Power(W): 468.8W
Internal resistance: 0.04

Item name:Thor
KV: 2200KV/2500KV/2700KV
Motor Dimensions(Dia.*Len): Φ29.7x18.7mm
Weight (g): 37.45g
No.of Cells(Lipo): 3-6S
Max Continuous current(A): 38.3A
Max Continuous Power(W): 612.8W
Internal resistance: 0.04

Item name:Mars
KV: 2400KV/2750KV
Motor Dimensions(Dia.*Len): Φ28.5x18.7mm
Weight (g): 34.36g
No.of Cells(Lipo): 3-6S
Max Continuous current(A): 34.5A
Max Continuous Power(W): 574.4W
Internal resistance: 0.04
Posted by akkteck | Sep 25, 2017 @ 01:59 AM | 3,670 Views
Jet RC BIG 29 (9 min 53 sec)

Posted by kestrel2003 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 12:49 AM | 2,701 Views
A solid Airshow in the mountains. The Swiss Tiger F-5E replacement Programm is beeing restarted soon, so the main contenders are heating up the race; Gripen, Rafael, Eurofighter, maybe soon F-35
Posted by cvlex | Sep 24, 2017 @ 10:47 PM | 17,261 Views
Yesterday I maidened my Multiplex Heron RC sailplane at Sasayama.

Although I purchased the RR kit, I removed the ESC and the folding prop blades and installed a 4.8v2300mAh Ni-MH battery pack for the receiver/ servos.
I also attached a small lead block just behind the electric motor to get proper C.G. position.

My Heron flew so well. Easy to cruise, easy to thermal. Great in the air.

The wing fixing system is also great. At the landing of the third flight, I hit the ground with the left wing. Then the wings popped off and no damage at all.

My friend Takaya took several pics and short vids. The following vid shows the maiden flight and landing.


Posted by Absaroka | Sep 24, 2017 @ 09:36 PM | 1,803 Views
Flew the Timber today---kinda like watching grass grow.