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Posted by Old_Pilot | Today @ 04:11 PM | 160 Views
I usually don't build for other people other than close friends at the field, and then it'll be one of my flat jets or a combat ship...nothing too complicated or time consuming......too much like work....lol ......However, the fellow that helped me with my very first maiden flight was an S-3 pilot in the Navy.....over 1500 hours and 450 cat shots/traps....can't say no to that....and you never forget those that help you.....So I tried to duplicate the squadron markings of his aircraft.

This is the second aircraft I cut with the E3
Posted by NoobRc | Today @ 02:57 PM | 337 Views
Just returned from the field after absolutely the most perfect maiden day i have had - and this was with my all weather version of the ExtremeFlight Slick 52!

Compact field in Westborough MA with gusty cross wind directly in my face. Sunny, just above freezing.

I had another pilot stand next to me as a precaution, just in case i needed to trim a lot for the maiden flight. Have needed that just once in 30 planes, but that once i was glad somebody was there to make it easier on me to land safely.

In this case, in the first 10 seconds, i knew I had a perfect plane! Two tiny clicks (1%) on elevator to account for my CG preference, and that was it. It was tracking like an arrow with the wind! I do have a Demon Cortex Pro installed, because this is my All Weather plane - ready to go under almost any weather i can venture out. Also set up without wheel pants so i can switch to skis in two mins.

But i never used the gyro today, and this is true of about 70% to 80 % of the days I fly. When i was done flying, the club president commented that the plane tracked so well, the gyro was really worth the money. His jaw dropped when i told him i had never turned the gyro on! That is reserved for days when it is unexpectedly very gusty and i feel i am putting my plane at risk.

Every frame is different, and in a couple of batts, i had settled in on the perfect CG for me. I don't think i can do a proper 45 inverted test at this compact field, so i did the Cody W method....Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 02:45 PM | 301 Views
http://abc7news.com/technology/sky7-...ameda/3097474/

Can imagine the interview there would go like "Why do you want to work here instead of SpaceX?" followed by "Can you handle not getting into SpaceX?" But there are a lot of people who just want to build rockets for the sound, the power, & the thrill of putting anything in space rather than to solve problems or change the world, or be a viable business. In this case, it's probably good enough to get any employment they can find.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017...0-hour-firing/

Of course, searching for the Astra rocket gives you the Ad Astra startup which has been trying to develop new engine technology for 20 years. Apparently, the biggest problems with this kind of engine are manetaining a vacuum to test it in & generating enough power to feed it.
There is no affordable space platform with the generating capacity or way to reach orbit cheaply enough to try many prototypes. Just reaching a 5 minute firing took half a century of extremely slow iterations. It's another example of what a revolution a rapidly & fully reusable rocket would be. If launching a 1/2 million lb nuclear reactor & daily iterations of engine hardware suddenly took a rational amount of money, engines like this could be tested in years rather than centuries.
Posted by KatrinaRosen | Today @ 01:35 PM | 382 Views
An aircraft from The Black Eagles skids and crashes into the grass at Changi Airport.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=t0jxccXpsWU
Posted by Choppahman8 | Today @ 01:02 PM | 405 Views
Just did 419 meters with the E010 jellybean tx and the FPV plane.
Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 11:21 AM | 484 Views
This is the second flight with my Freewing F-105 Thunderchief 64mm EDF Jet. It includes footage from two different cameras to give you the best experience possible on my first flight with this RC Jet.

Freewing F-105 Thunderchief 64mm EDF Jet Slow Passes and Speed Test (2 min 52 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Today @ 11:19 AM | 489 Views
I recently received this Furbee F90 fpv quadcopter from Gearbest to review ,unfortunately I can not get it to connect to Betaflight ,that being said I am unable to arm the motors to fly this quadcopter as it is necessary to set up this in the Betaflight configurator.
I will be sending this inquary to Gearbest in hope to find a solution.

Furibee F90 Fpv Drone Betaflight Connection Failure (3 min 31 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Today @ 11:18 AM | 499 Views
I had a receiver and set of servos my family got me for christmas and I decided I wanted to do something as a rocket glider but also to call back to my first aileron plane, a Kraft Das Ugly Stik(mine was actually a hobby shack electric stik version).

I decided that since it was a rocket plane, and a semi futuristic design, I'd use canard but keep the tail and wing shape a-la ugly stik.

I used a doubled kf airfoil wing and non movable canard and elevon controls, 27" wingspan, 30.5" length, 2.6" diameter. Weight all up rtf is 11 oz.

I've gotten pretty good at doing indoor test glides to figure out max rearward CG, however in this case, even with a good canard cg calculator in hand, I was pretty tail heavy. The first flight I should have called it der Bodenjäger because it was hunting the ground, not the Sky......

It didn't help I was maidening in a 10 mph wind that was blowing downwind toward the launcher...Off the rail it pitched forward into the exhaust trail obscuring it, and I tried to react, but it wound up doing three nice 50 foot loops about 10' off the ground at the bottom with no control input, and settling into a perfect landing in the field. This was due in large part to my piloting prowess and the luck of the Irish....

Deciding that either I got some inadvertent canard incidence or tail heaviness I added .3 oz nose weight and gave it another try. This time it boosted much better, I moved the launcher and myself so I was down wind...Continue Reading
Posted by aben71 | Today @ 11:16 AM | 495 Views
Hi all ,just a little update here on some of the rc quadcopters that have been keeping me occupied this winter,mostly indoor flyers ,reviews on each coming soon !

Mirarobot S60,Eachine Lizard 95,Leader 120 And More My Youtube Channel Update (12 min 42 sec)

Posted by elan | Today @ 08:45 AM | 937 Views
I've been flying helis since 2006. I am a sport-flier and have been looking for another heli for back-yard flying to add to my fleet. I have larger ships; a 450 and 500 for trips to the flying field, but there are times when a trip to the field isn't practical, and the Blade 130 s sure fits the bill.

The BNF model has been placed on clearance sale at HH for $169( https://www.horizonhobby.com/blade-1...h-safe-blh9350 ) and I couldn't pass it up. For a TX I'm using a dx7s, and for lipos I am using Gen Ace 520mAh 30c lipos: https://www.amainhobbies.com/gens-ac...-b1050/p635592

I have the idle-up throttle curve set to 0,30,65,70,100 .* In calm air, flying 5min 20sec packs of sport-flying I came down right about at storage charge.

As far as flight characteristics, the model flies like a bigger ship. It is stable and has a good bit of pop. I don't use stability mode, so I can't speak to that, but as far as a back yard sport flier goes,I would recommend this model. As I put more time on the ship I'll update the review...

* Edit #1: I just flew another pack with the B130s out back over the Vermont snow; in a stiff breeze; gusts up to 12 mph, and she did quite well. In order to have some more punch available, I decided to set the TC as follows: 0,30,65,70,100. I'll be sure to keep folks posted...
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 05:54 AM | 1,025 Views
Yep Les Amis,

BOUGE TON BODY !!! On change un peu de registre aujourd'hui, mais pas tant que ça .. Voici donc une petite enceinte bluetooth bien sympa qui change de l'ordinaire. Forcément avec WLTOYS il falait s'en douter. Comme d'habitude cette marque nous sort un produit Original, marrant et éducatif . Bref je valide bien sur ce gadget amusant qui en fera sourire plus d'un !

N' hésitez pas à laisser en commentaires, vos remarques sur la VIDÉO ou le sujet ... et si vous avez apprécié le montage, le contenu ou le "Robot Moonwalk" ! LOL... LIKEZ svp.

Cubee F9 WLtoys ROBOT Danceur Enceinte Bluetooth Review Test Démo ... Move your Body ! (21 min 12 sec)


NOTATAZ : 16/20 DANCE AVEC TON ENCEINTE !!!

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici :

- Cubee F9 WLtoys : https://goo.gl/sM8RsD

Mon matériel :
- Caméra GIT2P (casquette) : https://goo.gl/auJNu2
- Caméra FIREFLY 8S : https://goo.gl/4TVS24
- Caméra DBPOWER 4K (écran tactile) : https://goo.gl/iqRRrv
- Micro cravate (casquette): https://goo.gl/n3cVHN
- Chargeur ISDT D2 : https://goo.gl/hvYRKp
- Chargeur AOKoda 1S : https://goo.gl/FqZCaV
- Testeur ISDT BC-8S : https://goo.gl/CLrqsq
- Chargeur Balance ISDT Q6+ : https://goo.gl/ppjDKR
- Masque VRD2 PRO : https://goo.gl/GRRtMv
- Radio Jumper T8SG : https://goo.gl/GNszjv

VIDEOS POUR BIEN DEBUTER :

Leçon 1 : https://goo.gl/nYFRca
Leçon 2 : https://goo.gl/Ko7daX
Leçon 3 : https://goo.gl/rJdBG8

PARTENAIRES ou...Continue Reading
Posted by RexGalore | Yesterday @ 10:45 PM | 1,667 Views
The Tower (or Flyzone) Millennium Master is a favorite sport plane of mine. It has great performance and quality and is a terrific value. No other plane of it's type flies as well for so little money. But, no one said "foam is forever" except as a joke! As time goes on, and with many trips to the flying field (a very rough field, too!) the MM had become "not so fresh". My rough field conditions weren't the best for a trike gear plane, and I really wanted to either convert it to a tail dragger or just eliminate the gear and belly land. I had eliminated the gear on my 3 other Tower 1 meter foam planes, the Hellcat, Corsair and P51, and they all improved their already great flying characteristics after ditching the gear.

The need to start my modifications happened when I put an 1800 4S battery in the MM and attempted to hand launch it. I'd hand launched it many times before with various 3S batteries no problem, but this time, I might have had the CG a bit too far forward. Whatever the combination of reasons, it nosed in hard at the launch, and obliterated the lite ply motor mount box, flush with the foam fuselage nose. The flimsy cowling was split in a few places as well. The X mount on the motor had 2 bent legs. The X mount is one of a very few weaknesses of these motors. Once they bend, they cannot be straightened as they break at the motor fastening screws where there is very little metal. The bolt pattern of the motor is unique, and Tower will sell you another motor with the mount for $19.99, but they do not sell just the X mount. I hope to 3D print a replacement X mount once I'm able to use design software successfully.
Posted by Bajora | Yesterday @ 10:17 PM | 1,625 Views
My pal Josh opines, and demos, the newest model from the folks at Flex

Model Aviation Magazine: Flex Innovations QQ Cap 232EX Night Version Super PnP with Aura 8 (6 min 13 sec)


Look for the full review, coming soon in Model Aviation Magazine!
Posted by Larron | Yesterday @ 08:56 PM | 1,668 Views
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Posted by BDOG1 | Yesterday @ 07:35 PM | 1,736 Views
The weather was forecast for NNW again so I loaded up the Swift and the Sizzle to be ready after work .
End of the work day arrived and they were calling for 18 to 19 mph and mid thirties temp and we had sunshine again {a gift at this time of year }

I put the Swift up and was trying to shoot move video with the I phone Head cam but the wind blew it off my head and ended that thought.

I flew for around 45 minutes in less than perfect conditions, gusty and often crossed ,the local news said the gusts were around 24 mph but it felt much higher rocking me back on my heels more than a few times.

I only had one pair of gloves on and would have liked too land earlier {my hands were starting to hurt pretty good } finally got a pop up that I could work with and set her down about 15 feet away, had to run to get to it while holding full down to keep her on the ground {and I don't run too fast any more}

The Sizzle got to sit this one out ,pilot was out of gas
Posted by Logan Tech | Yesterday @ 03:15 PM | 2,199 Views
I bought the FlySky i6S a while back and I want to bind 2 receivers to it so I can have my tank turret spin 360 degrees. I have tried binding them both at the same time it doesn’t work. Is it even possible with my transmitter? I don’t want to have to buy a new setup but if it is possible with a transmitter about the same price as this one what would you recommend? Thanks.
Posted by RickC_RCAV8R | Yesterday @ 02:10 PM | 2,211 Views
Gentlemen :

I went thru some of my salvaged crash victim parts and ran across this toy quadcopter flight controller . This KY-X56R is a German made one that is used for brushed motors in toy quads . I had a detailed look at the board and found that there are 4 distinct areas near the white connectors of the motors which seem to be the driver elctronix . The nearby red connectors seem to be parallel connected ones to the input side of the drivers which would suggest that they deal with the motor throttle signals ONLY . If so , the red connector outputs could be for the use of regular ESCs methinks .

My thoughts are to salvage this board for some quadcopter project as it has the connection of a 720p type DVR and LIVE video on it which works just fine . Although this board's flight range would be relatively small , its use for a general basher would be realized . Perhaps the neighbor kid could use this one .

If anyone has experience with this flight controller or is willling to translate the German website information to discern the capabilities of this board , please feel free to add a comment or two and let me know .

Regards to all of my readers , Aussie mates and the experimenters out there . RickC_RCAV8R
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