Posted by Rural Flyer | Mar 07, 2019 @ 10:10 AM | 1,303 Views
Just posted a short Vid, showing a full "Body Shell" replacement...

In the process, I opted to highlight a few simple mods to reduce weight, such as stripping the LED Bezels, swapping in a light weight Dipole Antenna, ditching the Proprietary "Blade" power connection for a standardized Batt Connector, in my case I use HXT 3.5mm for everything... So now I have 8 batteries of various sizes n capacities to choose from for a flight. With the added bonus of NOT hauling the plastic Battery casing AND a USB charger circuit brd.

The factory 720p 25fps camera is long gone and the drone is now equipped with a Git-Up F1 90 4K camera with full Gyro EIS and other nice features

Although the video description does list the drone as an HS100 by Holy Stone, it is in fact a screw for screw duplicate of the Promark n SJRC models...

HS100 full body replacement w several mods (9 min 17 sec)

Posted by Tower669 | Mar 07, 2019 @ 06:18 AM | 1,643 Views
Here's some pictures I took this morning.
Posted by scousethief | Mar 07, 2019 @ 05:42 AM | 1,452 Views

On its way

Brand Name: Unique Models
Item Name: U-Glider
Material: EPO

Dimension and Weight
Wingspan: 1500mm
Overall Length: 1110mm(43.7in)
Flying Weight: 300g
Wing Load: 14.4g/dm²
Product Weight: 254g
Package Weight: 1018g / 2.24lb
Package Size: 82.5x19.5x2cm(32.5 * 7.7 * 4..7in)

Electronic Devices
Servo: 6g*3
Motor: 2208 2500KV
Battery: 3S 11.1V 25C 800mAH JST (Not included), Click Here
Propeller: 6040 Folding propeller
Radio System: 2.4G 4CH(Not included), Click Here

CG: 1/5 to 1/3 behind the leading edge of the wing
Approx. Flying Duration: About 20min(More or less is normal)
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14+
Experience Level: Beginner
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Assembly Time: Few Hours

Durable EPO material foam construction
Plug-in wing design for easy transport
Come with powerful 2208 2500KV brushless motor and 15A ESC power system
Carbon fiber tail boom keeps the model light while offering excellent rigidity

This is the PNP version,the transmitter(remote control), receiver, charger and battery are not included.

Package Included:
1x Unique Models U-Glider 1500mm EPO Glider PNP(unassembled)
Posted by | Mar 07, 2019 @ 05:05 AM | 1,146 Views

The Emax Tinyhawk is a 1s brushless whoop-style quadcopter that has steadily grown on me since I first reviewed it here. It's certainly not the fastest but is probably the most well designed ducted quad available at present. It comes stock with very good 3-bladed emax props that perform well except that lack thrust when running in reverse meaning "turtle mode" does not work. I've installed and reviewed their new 4-bladed props where turtle mode works and how they perform in general.

Read the rest of the article here including flight performance, weight, impact on efficiency etc.

Posted by choochoo22 | Mar 07, 2019 @ 03:21 AM | 1,259 Views
Attached is a Tutorial on ex-mixers in FrSky's operating system for the Horus transmitter line. It includes an overview of the structure of an ex-mixer and uses examples to illustrate how the various features work. It also touches on the use of flight modes and curves, although those are not directly addressed.

For me the ex-mixer section in FrOS was the least intuitive and most confusing section. I decided that writing a tutorial for others was the best way for me to learn it and indeed writing the Tutorial has forced me to work my way through it. Hopefully this tutorial will save others at least some of the work.


Posted by Wagon Master | Mar 07, 2019 @ 01:40 AM | 1,121 Views
It's kind of hard to talk about these things and not sound like a total idiot, but I'll give it a shot. I live in the same town I grew up in about four blocks from the house of my childhood. But I fear I no longer live in the same country. As a veteran it makes me frightened to hear so many people speak about wanting to make America a socialist country, where does that even come from? I say that because the oath we took when we enlisted in service of our country is the same one that's most politicians take when they are elected to office to protect and defend the Constitution. I don't understand how anybody who wants America to be a socialist country can square that with their oath of office!
All though I'm relatively sure if anybody ever sees this that I'll be quickly informed how wrong I am and how toxic masculinity has clouded my thinking and what a bigoted fool I am. Just the ramblings of an old country boy Soldier who's trying to make a better place for my son.
by the way I am working on an 80-inch Cadet senior and I'll try to post some pics soon.
Posted by Wrench66 | Mar 06, 2019 @ 08:21 PM | 1,241 Views
A new build of an older model. (Focus EP400)
Posted by TMacFPV | Mar 06, 2019 @ 08:04 PM | 1,178 Views
2 Days Left Until 2 Free Video Transmitters Giveaway! 🎳 👍
We reviewed the EWRF e708TM3 Pro a couple weeks ago. Outstanding VTX with all the features we like AND an 800mW max output power. It's "little brother" the e7092TM is only 2.1 grams, smart audio also and is an excellent choice for micro builds.

EWRF e708TM3 Pro (800mW Max) & e7092TM (only 2.1g 20x20 mount)
Both 2S-6S Input, Audio Input Pad for camera or external mic

These are brand new in their packages. We're offering free shipping within the U.S. (just don't know how much it is to ship anywhere else!).

Don't think you'll find better FREE VTXs. Besides, we've gotta finish our Drone Bowling game with teh 10th and Final Frame. What will be our Final Total Game Score?

Enter to Win in Video below!
Drone Bowling (5 min 53 sec)

Posted by visioneer_one | Mar 06, 2019 @ 05:03 PM | 1,224 Views
Originally Posted by Zillawill
I've noticed my Horus x12 buzzes less with rlink then it did with crossfire even in 25mw mode

Anyway quick question guys, need to change battery in my x12, the 2000 NiMH ain't cutting it, I've noticed that rlink is 7-12v, will a 2S still work fine once it gets down to 6.4-6.6v?
Decided to test that for you. I took a 2S "transmitter" lipo and discharged it down to around 3.2V/cell. I also reset my Rlink TX to sound the voltage alarm at 6.1V.

Plugged everything in, and it powered up like normal.

I left it set at "low" power (~600mw!) and took a walk around the building with a powered and bound receiver in hand. It never failsafed.

Came back after three minutes, and heard the voltage alarm going off...

Disconnected and got the battery back on charge right away.

It is worth noting that the Rlink was still transmitting even though the input voltage was well below the stated minimum of 7V.

On 2 cells at 6.5V my Rlink TX puts out 610mw on low power and 720mw on high. With a fully-charged 2S battery the power output levels remain the same on low power but goes to 840mw on high.
Posted by simages | Mar 06, 2019 @ 04:32 PM | 1,497 Views
Jack Stafford Aircoupe 50 (Ercoupe) 63" wingspan
Includes: All of the required wood, plans, instructions, injection molded cowl, canopy, formed main gear, no other hardware.
Posted by BMatthews | Mar 06, 2019 @ 03:58 PM | 1,613 Views
I posted this in a thread but it's something worth putting here for posterity too. Hope it helps some of you.

ut in a flat line and wanted badly to actually dive into the work. It SEEMED like a good idea but was a total disaster.

On the other hand by far the most typical factory sharpening is the hard beveled shape shown in "B". I tried to show why this isn't a good detail carving shape in the second part of the sketch below showing how the hard heel will lever up the actual cutting edge. This makes it tough to maintain a nice flowing cut and doubly difficult to make a neatly curved hollowed cut.

The sweet spot is the apple seed shape where the part of the bevel that we use to guide the cut is immediately behind the cutting edge and the rest flows smoothly up and out of the way. This makes our lives easier when it comes to carving shapes and nice details.

Did some reading and learned about the better and more durable "apple seed" shape. But even there we walk a fine line between too blunt and edge to work well in soft balsa and too sharp which tries to act too much like "A" and wedge itself deeper too easily. Then there's the compromise of a finer angle which proves to be less durable and going too blunt and having a durable edge but one that needs too extreme an angle to the surface before the cutting edge ingages and a shaving comes up. Basically Papa Bear's knife, Momma Bear's knife and Baby Bear's knife....

I went down and...Continue Reading
Posted by Kelly marie | Mar 06, 2019 @ 03:57 PM | 1,176 Views
My name is Kelly and I have a boss/friend of 30 years that is moving up north soon. He has a whole room of model airplanes that he is trying to sell. I was wondering if anyone is interested in purchasing one or can lead me in a direction to someone who does. He has alot of nice stuff. He just can't bring it with him. Please let me know of you are interested. Thank you in advance!

My email is [email protected] I am his secretary. You can email me

His name is Dave. You can reach him at 772-344-0122 please do not call after 7:30pm and if this ad is still up after June 2019 please do not contact as he will have already moved

We are from Port st. Lucie...Continue Reading
Posted by decreale | Mar 06, 2019 @ 03:33 PM | 1,102 Views
Bought this plane from Aloft Hobbies, it was my first fiberglass /balsa glider. The build was not difficult but it seemed that way. The instructions were in Czech and bad English. I took my time and when I ran into something I did not understand I went to the web and searched. Most important I took my time to make sure I was doing it right. This was my first glider like this, most of my others gliders were foamies

I was some what apprehensive about flying this plane. It did not take much power to get this in the air. I was about 35% power and I was surprised it took right off with no problems and flew well. I did very little trimming. It is a great plane and fun to fly using 3s 1800 best fit
Aloft Hobbies great place to shop
Posted by omg3321 | Mar 06, 2019 @ 02:47 PM | 1,073 Views
i ma going to build a brushless hobao hyper 7 and have £35 to spend and want a suggestion for a motor to put in. Any help is appreciated.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 06, 2019 @ 10:11 AM | 1,285 Views
RC Tip #23 - How can you detect a bad Prop?

Here is a link to the Video:

How can you detect a bad Prop? That's what I wanted to know!
Sometimes it's easier than you think.
You just have to listen to this video ;-)

See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Mar 06, 2019 @ 07:05 AM | 1,253 Views
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Mar 06, 2019 @ 06:13 AM | 1,276 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Un Testeur Teste un Testeur !!! lol ... Nous découvrons aujourd'hui un chargeur que j'ai en test depuis environs 1 mois, je vous en ai parlé à plusieurs reprises dans mes précédentes vidéos et je pense avoir fais le tour de ses possibilités. Efficace et très polyvalent, c'est pour moi le compagnon idéal des bricoleurs qui partagent notre passion du modélisme. Il charge, il teste, il alimente et il sécurise ... Que demander de plus pour un petit boitier de cette taille à ce prix là ? En bref, vous l'aurez compris, je valide largement . Bon Tests à tous ...

D6 Elite Chargeur Polyvalent - Review Test Démo - Le compagnon de l'atelier ! (33 min 39 sec)


Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Pratique , Polyvalent, Efficace ...
Les - : On aurait aimé quelques câbles ou adaptateurs .

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

- D6 Elite (COUPON 10% TAZD610POFF ) :
- D6 Duo Pro :
- Comet 5" :
- Météor 5" :

COUPON : rchobbies8
- XT60 vers DC 5.5 :
- DC 5.5 adaptateurs male femelle :
- Alimentation reglable 0/24V :
- XT60 femelle vers XT60 femelle : ...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Mar 06, 2019 @ 06:11 AM | 1,250 Views
Yep Les Amis,
T' as la bonne heure .. tu gagnes ! lol ... Depuis le temps que je vous en parle, voici donc le test et la présentation du FXT DVR. Un engin bien pratique pour plusieurs raisons mais surtout, novateur dans le domaine, c'est le premier DVR analogique qui enregistre en 60FPS . Malheureusement l'image rendue dans cette vidéo n'est pas aussi propre que le fichier d'origine à cause du traitement vidéo par mon logiciel de montage, mais vous verrez surtout, toutes les possibilités de ce petit boitier. Si vous voulez voir de plus belles images aller jeter un œil à ma vidéo du Météor .

FXT DVR 720p 60FPS - Review Test Démo - 2 A GAGNER ? ... A QUELLE HEURE ??? (22 min 17 sec)

NOTATAZ : 17/20 Pratique et efficace !
Concours du 2/03/2019 au 9/03/2019
Résultats dans la vidéo du 13/03/2019
- 1 participation par personne
- Liker la vidéo
- Répondre à la question posée dans la vidéo

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

- Site FXT Technology :
- FXT Viper V2 :
- Caméra FXT :
- FX 108 (Cable alimentation USB) :

- D6 ELITE Hobbymate :
- Wizard X220HV :
- 12 en 1 TS100 (fer à souder) :

Mon matériel :
- Caméra GIT2P (casquette) :
-...Continue Reading