Posted by turbinefancy | Today @ 10:41 PM | 111 Views
Video showing first FPV close formation training session with my friend Doug Kott - flying T-28/ line of sight, with real time pilot conversation to coordinate the flight (on station at 2:00):

FPV Formation with Doug's T-28 and Pilot Comms (8 min 36 sec)

and looking back at wingman from lead plane's perspective (continuous shot from 1:52):

FPV (3 min 49 sec)
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Posted by aben71 | Today @ 07:49 PM | 151 Views
This little r,/c should be fun

Remo Hobby No. 1635 1/16 Scale Brushless 4x4 ! (2 min 33 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 07:39 PM | 149 Views

DustOff Flight #14 - RC Converted Chuck Glider - Zoom! Zoom!

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I'm practicing my low altitude, tight turn maneuvers, as well as some Acro ;-)

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Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:

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48cm Hand Launch Throwing Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP

DYS BE1104 Brushless Motor 7000KV 2-3S

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW

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

EMAX Babyhawk 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo

HobbyKing HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 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

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Posted by old4570 | Today @ 06:01 PM | 179 Views
FF Bird -
Wind has backed off , and so I tried the bird again ..
Need to tweak the foam a bit ( TE of the wings ) and it glides really well .
I was playing with it in the front yard and once tweaked it glides with very little altitude loss .

3025 Prop and 1103 - ( 450x )
Went to the park ( sink hole ) and gave it a fly ..
For launch more power is needed to get some thrust for that much needed momentum .
@ 50% throttle the 450x was struggling .. At around 75% throttle it launched very cleanly .
Once in the air and moving I was able to back the throttle to around 30% give or take some and still maintain decent speed .
I was expecting more noise , but no . Turned out to be reasonably quiet .
So this combo might fly @ 1A , I might try some throttle pre sets ( 3 position switch ) and lock the throttle at 1A and see .
I think I want a prop with more thrust though . The 3.8x3 is good , but might just load the motor too much even though the data sheet says it would be operating withing acceptable parameters . ( Cough / Cough )

Thrust Test Stand -
Waiting on motors , the motor I want to mount for prop testing is a 1106 ..
Also have a 220? on the way for larger props .
Just waiting for the stuff I ordered ( Painful ) , there are tests I want to do .

FF SU-27 -
Oh man ! This thing does not like the wind at all .
Even puffy breeze is enough to upset it .
Probably best indoors .

Yeah ! Waiting on stuff ..
Always waiting .. A watched pot never boils ?
I want my stuff !

Posted by LemonC | Today @ 03:18 PM | 220 Views
Prework Pack (3 min 16 sec)

1550 4s 100c lipos from amazon fly really well so far!
Posted by CluelessSeller | Today @ 11:19 AM | 502 Views

Ive just inventoried all of the McCoy parts. I would love to sell these as a whole lot.

Part number Quanty Item name
7214 11 Sleeve Gasket
7213 5 Prop Spacer
911F 1 Con Rod
909 1 Wrist Pin
35 1 McCoy
1828 3 NV Housing
2847 3 Propeller Screw
2855 13 Front Plate
1828 11 Carb house & nut
1827 2 Jet Straight
1949 3 Prop Washer
956 7 Head Gasket
19606 7 Stunt Gasket Set
8215 2 Head Gasket
3557 4 Backplate
8115 11 Head Gasket
3555 6 Sleeve Gasket
8417 11 Gasket Set
3557 4 Backplate Gasket
2960 8 Stunt Gast Set
7127 2 Glow Plug
7218 8 Screw Set
8900 2 Fuel Control Needle Valve
126 Parts Packets in all
Posted by Bill M - RC | Today @ 09:34 AM | 574 Views
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Double 11 Promotion Introduction - What would you choose? (2 min 30 sec)

Posted by Micubano | Today @ 09:34 AM | 590 Views
This was a rough summer in every way except with my favorite hobby. Since this time last fall, I have built 5 Balsa ARF kits. Each one was a little different. They all took at least a month. With the latest, a PA Katana 52, I learned a few things that have me going back over my previous builds and tweaking their setups a little. I did a lot of flying with some really good people. I am currently depressed. It's OK. I know it and keep an eye on it. It's situational, started in April, and I'm not going to get into detail about it. I am out of my planes to build, but a friend was nice enough to let me build his PA Ultimate AMR this winter. That should help me get my mind off things. I am hoping to pick up another balsa kit to build during Black Friday or some other sale. Of course, I keep forgetting a friend gave me a little 3 channel Steerman balsa kit with plans to build for my son. I know I can do it, but there is one big block of wood in there that is intimidating. I have to make sure I am relaxed and ready to take it slow when I get to that part.

In the meantime, here is a video new club member at LAMs, Nate, took while I was flying earlier in the spring. It was probably one of my best flights all summer.

Precision Aerobatics Addiction - Just Having Fun (6 min 28 sec)

Posted by UnknownForces RC | Today @ 08:44 AM | 764 Views
Easy disassembly on Ghost Rabbit GR1 (0 min 17 sec)

Spherical bearings on the trailing arms of our Ghost Rabbit GR1 are secured by snap rings which can be installed and removed without the need for snap ring pliers. We strive to keep the number of required tools for our cars low. A set of common Allen key wrenches will do for most of the disassembly on a Ghost Rabbit GR1.
Posted by PeterVRC | Today @ 08:04 AM | 794 Views
Prusa Slicer, as its name suggests(!), is a 3D printing SLICER program.
I have used Simplify3D for a long time now, but read a bit about SLIC3R and how Pruse Slicer is based off that - but made even BETTER in many way!! So I gave it a try !!
So many features that Simplify3D does NOT have ! Important things!
It is even more intuitive and easier to use really!

So unless I find some REASON to NOT use it, this will be the Slicer of choice to use from now on !!
If you have not tried it, or use it now, then go to Prusa and GET IT !!
It is FREE........ so no excuse to not get it, and to not use it !
Posted by PeterVRC | Today @ 07:51 AM | 801 Views
Seeing my 3D printed Tiger 1 tank is a BIG project and going to take a LONG time, I decided to BUY a tank.....
Hmmm, which tank?.....
If I am building a Tiger 1 then maybe a King Tiger? Or something else?
And what brand, and how much to spend.

How much to spend? The LEAST - that will get something actually good and WORTH having!
That mean HENG LONG brand.... and it does cover BOTH of those requirements! Cheap, and good !!

I had actually looked at these MANY times over the last years, thinking to get one but I THOUGHT that it might not be importable to Australia as it has an AIRSOFT gun in it! But I guess Airsoft 'guns' are only controlled here when they ARE GUNS - when they look like real guns and rifles.

Hmmm.... if I get a Tiger 1 then I will have a scale model to work off for the bigger one! And I like Tiger 1

It was the second cheapest. AUD$230. Versus a Panther at $200 - but the Panther is a BAD scale model, as it uses the Tiger 1 BASE.... which the full scale version was actually built from to some degree, but Heng Long used ALL of the Tiger 1 base and it ends up notably incorrect thanks to that! Thus the Tiger 1 was chosen....

When I got the tank I was AMAZED!!!
I had watched videos, and read reviews etc, but when I got it I found that it WAS all that great stuff they said and MORE when in person! They pretty well 'do' everything' you would want/expect, and VERY WELL too! With super detail and finish, quality etc.
And it is FUN to use too!!
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Posted by Reckless_fpv | Today @ 07:10 AM | 892 Views
I know its a bit long but worth it! I managed to pull off the basement beam powerloop again and pull off a gnarly backwards roll gap! 🔥 Thanks everyone for all the support!! 🍻 🍻
Not your Average Barndo Edit! Learning how to fly Backwards! Reverse Roll Gap!! FPV Freestyle (12 min 4 sec)

Posted by Steve B58 | Today @ 05:52 AM | 1,013 Views
NGH 60 Inline Twin 4 stroke Petrol Engine

I’ve been testing one of these new offerings from NGH on my test stand in anticipation of using it to displace the DLE 55 currently occupying the nose of my ESM P40. No issues with the DLE it continues to give sterling service but the sound of the 4 stroke twin holds an irresistible attraction!

In any case, being a new kid on the block, I though my experience and observations might be of assistance and/or interest to those of you considering this engine. At this stage it’s had about 2 hrs running on the test stand. I’m running 91 octane gasoline mixed with a good quality semi-synthetic air cooled 2 stroke oil mixed at 25:1. The prop is a 2 blade AeroStar 22x10.

General Appearance: The motor appears well made and the finish is comparable with any quality engine on the market. NGH seem to be using the 30cc single head and cylinder as the basis for the twin although I suspect that the twin has a lower compression ratio as the compression is noticeably lower than that of the 30cc single that I have. This has the advantage that a starter will readily fire the twin up whereas it can struggle to spin the 30cc single!

Starting: The engine needs some throttle and choke from cold. It needs to warm up so the choke should be gradually released until it will hold the throttle setting then the engine warmed up. Once warm up is achieved, it should settle to a reliable idle. If the engine has been stopped for 2 minutes or more...Continue Reading
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Today @ 04:21 AM | 1,020 Views
GR1 1/5 4WD SOLID REAR AXLE TRUCK (0 min 17 sec)

Parts are prepared well for assembling the Ghost Rabbit GR1.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 02:33 AM | 1,121 Views
A scooter ran a red light at 25mph & smashed straight into it. Miraculously, only the wheel was smashed. He broadsided it & dragged it a few feet, but manely took out the food it was carrying. Scooters & bikes are in the grey area of not having red light rules enforced & not having speed limits.

In regular use, the lion kingdom has had 1 wreck every 2 years & all in crosswalks or sidewalks. The 1st wreck was an SUV turning right, destroying the cargo area, damaging the chassis & 1 wheel.

Ground vehicles which coexist in the road network have similar expenses as flying, but instead of impacts with the ground, it's impacts with full sized vehicles. Fortunately, they don't damage the other vehicles or cause injuries, but when cars impact robots, car insurance doesn't cover it & it's pretty much the robot owner's expense.

They're quick with the sorry's & the excuses but no driver is willing to pay for it. Lions don't pressure anyone for money because of what happened to quad copters. If there's any hint of liability, they'll regulate the ground robots into the stone ages. They're already banned in almost as many areas as quad copters.

The mane problem is they're harder to see than humans. Near misses with cars happen every month, usually when cars make right turns. High acceleration & planning for it is key. The lion kingdom usually has the robot drive ahead, in order to bait cars. If the car keeps going, there's a good chance they don't see the lion.

There were a few right turns that would have impacted lion instead of robot. The robots are all intended to be expendable, but there's still a desire to prevent one from becoming a total $500 loss, in today's money.