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Posted by Jimbo Sailor | Jun 05, 2016 @ 10:46 PM | 3,963 Views
Ahoy all you Schooner Irene builders!
I have made leaps and bounds with the building of my own 'E Irene'!
The hull is all assembled, the deck is fit, rudder post installed, cabin and (converted) cargo hatch are installed and ready for the coach roof!

Some of the differences you will notice are that I have cut in more portholes and portlights.
What with living in the Pacific Northwest, and all the gloomy days come fall and winter, the extra light down belowdecks will be a welcome sight...not to mention the abundance of fresh air available when one uses the head!
I have also done away with the cargo hatch and am putting on a cambered coachroof complete with skylight.
Fishing days are a thing of the past, so watch for some crab and lobster traps to clutter up the decks!
As for the dinghy...I may just make up some davits and hang it from the stern, although I may still go with one on the cabin top.

I have been in contact with Gary and he has provided me with the plans-order-number and my number is '31'....which just so happens to be the exact sail number of a Contessa 26 that we used to have! Well, I guess this build was just meant to be!
I am going to incorporate this number onto a deck beam as you will see.

I asked Gary if I could use his initials as part of the 'registration' number. Not only did he say yes, but that I can share the idea with all of you!

Here is how I approached him with pictures of the completed deck beam, complete with a Newfie accent! .

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Posted by Lycan Animal | Jun 05, 2016 @ 10:34 PM | 33,146 Views
Posted by Red Baron 1358 | Jun 05, 2016 @ 10:17 PM | 7,805 Views
The "Official" slideshow/video for the Red Baron's Turkey Shoot, held on June 4th, 2016 at the club field in Shelley, Idaho.

2016-06-04 Red Baron's Turkey Shoot (7 min 31 sec)

Posted by Paleomanjim | Jun 05, 2016 @ 09:48 PM | 3,814 Views
Posted by carguy1994ca | Jun 05, 2016 @ 09:34 PM | 20,002 Views
Here is a short clip showing the set up and flying of my mini swift. This set up is quiet for park flying but I wish for more speed. Will upgrade to a more powerfull power system later this summer.

MS composit Mini Swift - FPV set up (3 min 5 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Jun 05, 2016 @ 09:26 PM | 4,080 Views
So driving the motors on The Feiyu with standard stepper motor waveforms didn't work. The motors moved unevenly & appeared to cog, but no amount of current made any difference & the torque was way above cogging. After swapping in a bunch of alternative motors & manually stepping through phases, 1 problem was keeping the pulse register always above 0. When enabling deadband, the 0 value jumps across the deadband. The deadband itself doesn't cut away any other pulse values or change the pulse frequency. It merely compresses all pulse durations except 0 to fit in a shorter time.

The proper way to adjust current is not adjusting the deadband but changing the maximum value of the pulse register.

That made stepper motor unevenness behave more like cogging. There were 2 ways to smooth out the motion: slow down the frequency until the motor made an annoying whine or increase the current until the MOSFETs got too hot. Helas, the MOSFETs got too hot to solve the problem by always increasing current.

An example waveform from the original Feiyu would solve everything, but the original firmware is gone. What is known is the Feiyu dynamically increases current as the motor strays farther from its intended position. It uses the lowest possible current when the motor is in position.

Someone in China was pragmatic about motor cogging not being solvable by higher current or mechanics, so they set about solving it through a complicated orchestration of the hall effect sensor, current sense resistors, IMU, & PWM, all in the name of eliminating cogging using the smallest possible size.
Posted by butter | Jun 05, 2016 @ 08:59 PM | 4,800 Views
Battery Review for GensAce Lipo (4 min 7 sec)


Proffessional data to test Gens ace lipo battery,to share this video with you.
Posted by Joe Zip | Jun 05, 2016 @ 07:36 PM | 5,168 Views
The classic Radio Shack 'Project Box" provides just enough
room to house all the cord that comes with 7" TFT Banglillywang Monitor. Using a set of carbon fiber landing gear for a standing mount to hold the RC832-5.8G AVRcvr . Powered with a Puffy 2200 11.1 v., and using the balance plug Powers: Rcvr - 12v., Screen -12v., and aux. - 6v. (7,2) for Tx etc. . . a switch kills the power and requires no indicator (the screen is the 'on' light). With external access to the battery plug for charging or 12v. power (balancing can be done by opening up the box - but with minimal power draw it shouldn't be necessary, too often. I just don't have a lipo cut-off provision.
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 05, 2016 @ 06:24 PM | 2,952 Views
Here are my review notes for this WWII RC Warbird:

Pros
- It looks really good
- Faster than I expected for a 1S plane
- Landing gear stays on in the box
- Semi symmetrical airfoil
- Reinforced wing and control surfaces

Cons
- Pre-order issues
- Landing gear held up fine on the rough landing but I may upgrade the gear anyway
- Elevator asymmetry and too much upflection out of the box
- Slightly tail heavy out of the box

Here is the complete Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review:

Complete E-flite UMX B-25 Mitchell BNF Basic WWII Bomber Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (17 min 13 sec)

Posted by Remotecontrolkid | Jun 05, 2016 @ 05:57 PM | 3,604 Views
I have an old 21.2cc leaf blower that I don't need. I was thinking of putting the engine on a 20cc airframe. Would this engine work? Thanks!
Posted by goebish | Jun 05, 2016 @ 04:31 PM | 61,921 Views
How to upgrade Flysky / Turnigy iA6B RX to firmware 1.6 with a ST-Link (Windows):

Use this procedure at your own risk

  • Download and install ST-Link driver:
    http://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/...oftware-scroll
  • Download ST-Link Utility:
    http://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/...oftware-scroll
  • Connect the iA6B to the ST-Link:
    - connect a gnd pin of the receiver to gnd on the ST-Link
    - solder wires to CLK & DAT pads inside the RX then connect them to the ST-Link SWCLK & SWDIO pins:
  • Power the RX with 5V though a servo output pins then connect the ST-Link to USB
  • Launch ST-Link Utility
  • Set the Address field to 0x08000000 and Size to 0x8000
  • Click Connect to the target ()
  • Click Save (
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Posted by GeorgeG97322 | Jun 05, 2016 @ 02:46 PM | 13,990 Views
Good Day...

Found time again to continue with the De Havilland Puss Moth. Added stringers to the fuselage as in the first picture.

Created a plywood LG former and attached the front landing gear. As is notable in the pictures the front strut wire is free floating in a plywood guide attached to the top of the lower longeron. This is similar to what the Guillows plans called for on the free flight model. As one can see, there are short wires extending upward at the wheel collar area. These are for the shock struts which are attached at the top of the fuselage at the near the wing. I plan to use a brass tube in that strut and allow it to float on these wires.

Next up will be the lower center section hatch and the tail wheel/skid.

I have been searching for information on colour schemes used by the RAF, RAAF or the RCAF. There is several good sites that show serial numbers and the fact that quite a few Puss Moth's were indeed pressed into war time service. I have not however found anything relating colour schemes of those aircraft.



Cheers,

George
Posted by eiichi KOGU | Jun 05, 2016 @ 02:14 PM | 2,440 Views
3rd adjust TX.
UH-1B 500size. 3rd test. (6 min 37 sec)

Posted by SCALECRAFT | Jun 05, 2016 @ 02:08 PM | 3,380 Views
It has been on this test stand since I got it.

It has a separate oil tank for bearing lube that get pulled in by the fuel and mixes.

The fuel mixture in 15% Colemans White lantern fuel and JetA.
Posted by gquiring | Jun 05, 2016 @ 12:34 PM | 7,970 Views
I finally bought my own vinyl cutter this past week. I got the Silhouette Cameo and it's exactly what I wanted. Simple and not too expensive. I made this logo from a photo of my Elegant 2.5 meter and took the letter Q and took the tail off and replaced it with the sailplane.
Posted by Helldiver | Jun 05, 2016 @ 12:29 PM | 9,450 Views
MicroFPV-Custom Nano QX 85 Vpark (2 min 52 sec)


If we all flew 1cells the world would be a better place.




.....just kidding!!!
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 05, 2016 @ 12:21 PM | 3,088 Views
This is the Maiden Flight for my E-flite UMX B-25 Mitchell BNF Basic RC Plane. In this video I take it for a spin in some wind on a bright and sunny day!

Here is the UMX B-25 Maiden!

Maiden Flight Only - E-flite UMX B-25 Mitchell BNF Basic WWII Bomber (3 min 58 sec)