Posted by old4570 | Today @ 06:00 PM | 43 Views
Dancing Wings -

Lets start here - I took it out a few mornings ago after doing some tuning in the front yard .
At my CG test site my first Spear Chuck was magnificent . And after that things just got steadily worse until the wing would just GLUD into the ground ..
For some reason , it refused to break , which was nice .

But I was getting frustrated and I was beginning to have daydreams of doing a rain dance on top the wing . The satisfying feeling of venting frustration stomping something into the ground ..

Rather I decided to stick to my plan , and the plan was to DLG the wing if nothing else worked ..

( The docile pussy cat )

Chalk and cheese folks ! The wing becomes a different animal when launched VIA wingtip . No longer a monster LEAD SLED , the wing now launched predictably and consistently - ( It glides - it glides )

Bixler Wing

As seen in the picture , the wing has been joined .. The Bixler HLG has begun ! The wing is 1440mm after trimming and joining . And it really is Floppsy ..
Yes , it will need carbon . It is super flex'y , and the weight is not good , it's going to be a weighty bird . Might be nice on a slope ? or bungee launched .
I will build it ..

Dont know why ?
Got me a small geared motor ..
Maybe ? V911 HLG becomes motorised .... If I can get to the control board .
Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 04:42 PM | 54 Views
This is my E-flite Viper 70mm EDF Jet Unboxing & Review.

E-flite Viper 70mm EDF Jet With AS3X And SAFE Select Unboxing & Review (8 min 10 sec)

E-flite Viper Jet Review Notes:

- A nicely priced BNF 6S EDF Jet
- Bolts together and doesn't require glue
- Looks better in person, though I still wish they would have picked a different scheme for this jet
- Easy to see in the air
- Plenty of speed for a Beginner EDF Jet
- Lands slow and gentle with full flaps

- The canopy arrived scuffed
- They don't provide any tools like Freewing EDF Jets to help snake through wires or for installing hex bolts.
- Connecting all of the wires through the fuse was not easy, so I am glad I had the CrewZinn stand to help.
Posted by hutsondave | Today @ 01:26 PM | 84 Views
Hi, new to group. This is my 1st build, I am going to keep a record of my progress along the way. I am hoping to produce a stable highly controllable camera platform. This is a tonal learning experience, I have enjoyed it early to this point although I have lost considerable her count from pulling them out over various troubles and roadblocks along the way, nonetheless it has been thoroughly enjoyable. Landing gear is the next bit to be designed and implemented.
See you in the sky, Less Opinion
Posted by basslord1124 | Today @ 09:00 AM | 127 Views
As part of a build challenge that I participated in on the FT forums, I picked out the FT Tiny Trainer as one of my next builds. So here is the intro video to the FT Tiny Trainer. The FT Tiny Trainer is a versatile plane that can be used as a chuck glider or RC. It also has the ability to grow with the ability of the pilot by offering a polyhedral glider wing and a separate sport wing with ailerons. So you can go from 3 channel to 4 channel just by changing the wing. I'm going to start doing the plane as a 3 channel and see how it does.

FT Tiny Trainer intro... Flitetest Forum Build-ruary Challenge (3 min 17 sec)

Posted by coreman | Today @ 08:38 AM | 142 Views
Chris Reibert did a nice review of our 32" EPP Extra kit. Looks great Chris! #racores

Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 06:51 AM | 163 Views
DustOff #7 - XK A430 Edge Stunt Plane in a Stiff Cross-Wind ;-)

Here is a link to the Video:

Let's really blow the dust off this plane with some stiff cross-wind ;-)
Flying in some stiff wind can be fun ;-)

Here are links to this plane and spare batteries:

Link to this Plane:

XK A430 2.4G 5CH 3D6G System Brushless RC Airplane Compatible Futaba RTF - Mode 2

Spare Batteries:

XK DHC-2 A600 RC Airplane Spare Parts 7.4V 300mAh 25C Li-po Battery

Turnigy nano-tech 300mAh 2S 35~70C Lipo

Link to the Motor Upgrade Tutorial:

Link to the Motor Upgrade Tutorial Photos:

See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 10:37 PM | 211 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Diatone 2019 GT R239 R90 review. – short FPV view video of this Diatone 2019 GT R239 R90 Brushless 2" 3S FPV Racing Drone - Pink Edition. VTX output set at 25mw, Band F Channel 3 & Zop Power 550mah 3s battery used.

You can get this Diatone 2019 GT R239 R90 Brushless 2" 3S FPV Racing Drone for only $99.99 using Coupon code "Diatone2019" before 2019-04-15 here now:

Diatone GT R239 R90 review - FPV view video clip (4 min 13 sec)

Posted by mike_kelly | Yesterday @ 10:28 PM | 238 Views
Like most things CANbus Ardupilot is a little behind the game. We have come a long way on this project from setting up power, installing the ESC's, adding GPS and Mag, getting information from the Notify display and adding the rangefinder for more accurate altitude measurements. The SLCAN tool and the UAVCAN GUI software has given us a great way to monitor data on the CANbus and configure our can devices and troubleshoot. It still allows us to troubleshoot those devices even buttoned up inside the multirotor. We get an unprecedented view of what is going on inside the quad in real time instead of waiting until the flight is over to review the logs. With UC4H we know what the rpm of the motors are and what the temperature of the ESC's is at. We know how many satellites we have locked and that the EKF2 as initialized as examples.

But some of use grew up using Mission Planner and with all the benefits of UAVCAN GUI it would be nice to integrate Mission Planner and UAVCAN. So OlliW developed a way of linking Mission Planner to the CANBus and allow us to connect with CAN devices on our multirotor just like connecting to the flight controller and downloading the parameters. With the UC4H Mavlink Bridge we can get our CANbus information right in the Parameters with all the other aspects of the flight controller we configure.

The UC4H Mavlink Bridge sits on the CANbus and connects to the Pixhawk via a serial connection. It is created using our multipurpose General Node. So simple and so powerful.
Posted by kydawg1 | Yesterday @ 08:49 PM | 234 Views
Posted by EthanRC | Yesterday @ 08:41 PM | 226 Views
Parkzone F4F wildcat 1.0m (2 min 15 sec)
I hope that you like the video I might change the prop though not super robust.
Posted by Sweetieinsf | Yesterday @ 07:10 PM | 297 Views
This is my fourth Drak build after my original production Drak, my 80" Extended Wing Drak, and a 68" Prototype. The goal with this build was light weight, simple, and a more efficient 6S power train for long distance proximity flying. Unlike my previous Drak builds this one has almost no paint or lamination (just a 2" strip on the wing leading edges) for weight savings. I purchased the kit from a guy on the Ritewing Nation Facebook Group 12/20/18.

AUW with 10,000mah 6S comes in at just under 4000gr. compared to my original Drak at 4760gr. or my 80" Drak at 4660gr., both with 10,000mah 5S.

Since a panning flight cam is advantageous when fly close proximity I mounted a Runcam Eagle 2 Pro on a 180 degree servo on top of the nose and for HD I have a Insta360 ONE mounted in a recess just behind the flight cam. The video quality and stabilization is outstanding at half the price of the new GoPro and presents a more aerodynamic frontal area.

Motor - Ritewing SS 3530 650kv
ESC - Hobbywing Platinum 100A
Servos - Blu Bird BMS-6212DMG+HS High Speed Digital Metal Gear Dual Ball Bearings
Pan Servo - Hitec HS-5065MG+
Eagle Tree Vector with Air Speed Sensor and Alerter
Dragonlink V3 Large Advance Telemetry Receiver
VTX - ElectrifyRC T1013 Pro 1000mw 1.3
Video Antenna - TrueRC Side Feed Singularity
Flight Camera - Runcam Eagle 2 Pro
HD Camera - Insta360 ONE
50v 1000uf Capacitor on ESC...Continue Reading
Posted by Kmot | Yesterday @ 06:56 PM | 259 Views
I flew this guy several years ago. The engine would not idle and it was a bit of a pain. Recently I ran about a half gallon of fuel through the engine, trying to get it more broken in, It idles a little lower, but not enough. And it dies when idling. PITA. So I just started it on the runway and let it go from there. Flys really nicely and the motor does sound really good.

World Models P-56 Paulistinha Flight No1 (8 min 11 sec)

Posted by BDOG1 | Yesterday @ 06:18 PM | 277 Views
Order has been restored to the universe {at least in my hanger}

The day started with a inch or two of snow and temps around 25 but with bright sunshine and wind still 20 mph gusting to 30 .
I waited for the sun to raise the temps and melt the snow,they predicted 30's by early afternoon.

So out I went with my trusty glider retrieval system { old collapsible pool net handle ,a section from my roof snow rake ,a old coat hanger and of course duct tape }...".Remember guy's if you cannot be handsome you might as well be handy".....
might as well bring the Swift back out as well since I am going to walk back up the hill anyway.

I wondered if the wind might have blown it down but there she was where I "left her" still in the top of the tree on the back side no worse from the wear of a stormy night in the elements .
I taped the sections of handle together and the coat hanger as a hook at the top ,maneuvered it thru the brush and tree limbs and with a little shake and tug on the limbs down she came ,right into my hands .
I was tempted to try to fly her again but decided not to push my luck {when i got home I plunged the battery back in and everything is working fine }
Once back up on top of the hill {after a bit of a rest } I flew the Swift for around a hour,packed up and headed back down the hill and home.
A Good day !

BTW - I remembered that last year the wind following a Noreaster behaved the same way,
first day great wind but also snow/rain or mix
Next day great wind Sunshine and dry -
Keep them in the air Boy's !
Posted by Glen Byrns | Yesterday @ 05:48 PM | 256 Views
I got in another flight of the DC-3 today and included the usual video where the plane takes off, vanishes, camera moves around, plane jumps into view as it lands. It flies very smoothly now. I've kept the CG at 40mm and end up spending most of the flight at half throttle.
The C-47 version is getting paint now and will soon be done. It's only going to get Park 180 motors, but they might be perfect.