Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 07:00 PM | 361 Views
Want to see what FPV looks like in an 80mph Race Wing?

Take a Ride in a Race Wing! • Defiant Spec Wing FPV Practice (9 min 50 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Today @ 06:10 PM | 584 Views
XK A430 is almost there (6 min 14 sec)

I am giving the clevis another twist off up ! After this flight . ( Done )
Now I can think about setting up 3D ..
I will work with the 2 position switch that is used to switch from 6G to 3D ..
I only got 7 seconds of 3D before braking the Xk A430's neck .

But I will start @ 50% rates on the Ailerons , they did seem very touchy .

Question ? Will I need elevator offset ? - Well as long as 6G is set up I have a safe place to go . ( 6G )
Would have been so sweet , if it had flown out of the box . ( Life should be that easy )
Posted by PittSpecial | Today @ 04:43 PM | 1,536 Views
Hello Good People!

My goodness, what have I been missing all these years!

Float Flying and this model has hooked me like something terrible!

Introducing my newly acquired (several Months Ago) at our RC Club FUN FLY raffle (I won the Raffle)!

Yes indeed, this Electrifly G-44 Widgeon is just an amazing model and very aerobatic if you like. The best, it comes in for a water landing like a Baby Doll.

Enjoy my Maiden Flight Video:
Electrifly G 44 Widgeon 51 inch wing span 3 Cells 2600mAH 35C Lipoly 11 29 2020 (5 min 33 sec)

Posted by kajukenbo | Today @ 03:50 PM | 1,110 Views
A couple of months ago, I had a bad day at the field with my Eflight F4U-4. Usually, this Corsair model will settle into a three-point better than any tail dragger I own. For whatever reason, on that day I brought it in fast and tried a wheel landing on a bumpy section of our grass field. Instead of rolling along and settling in, it rolled for about three feet and nosed over quickly, bending the vertical stab and the top of the rudder. Dismayed, I took off again and attempted to ameliorate my failed landing with a nice follow-up.

I brought it in under power, full flaps...settled down on the wheels and...FLOP! It instantly nosed, breaking off the top 3 cm of the stab and rudder. I guess it was just one of those days Needless to say, I shelved the model until I could either replace the fuselage or repair the tail.

I decided to make the repairs, rather than shelling out the cash for a replacement fuselage. I work out of a hobby room in my home, have kids and pets, so I don't use or sand potentially toxic materials unless I can do it outside. It's just too cold for that right now, so no sanding epoxy or autobody filler in the house.

- Replaced the stab tip with a scrap piece of foam.
- Glued the rudder tip back in place and knocked the ridges off the wrinkles.
- Attempted some light spackle...but it didn't work due to the hardness/rigidity difference and thinness of the coat.
- Used acrylic clear coat to smooth out the burs of the sanded foam.
- Mixed a color close to the model. I usually can mix a decent match, but the eFlight color is odd- not a usual Navy color. It has a gray cast to it.
- Hand-cut new letters from white vinyl.
- Coated with Polycrylic.

Not new, but will definitely better than the damaged tail.
Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 03:42 PM | 1,117 Views
This is Wild Bill Flynn's E-flite Ultimate 3D Maiden Flight With Bonus Rocket Launch!

Wild Bill Flynn's E-flite Ultimate 3D Maiden Flight With Bonus Rocket Launch! (5 min 11 sec)

Posted by Stromtrooper1000 | Today @ 11:37 AM | 896 Views
Hey, I know this post could go straight to classifieds and forget discussion but Iíd really like your opinions on selling this stuff. I recently bought over 500 sheets of Rohacell 51 at an estate sale from a professional model builder. Each sheet is 2í x 4í or 4í x 5í and vary in thickness from 4mm to 15mm (there are probably some thinner and thicker). It was more of an accidental purchase (happy accident) than anything else as I was going to use it for mounting posters, I had no idea what it really was until I started doing research and discovered it was a very specialized high density light weight foam (commonly used by model builders) and that each sheet cost approx $150. CAD. It is also hard to get a hold of as I could not find a local supplier anywhere.

I am happy to sell some sheets to the group very cheep so it gets used as it should. Using it to mount posters would be like using hundred dollar bills to start a fire.

That would still leave me with hundreds of sheets, Iím looking for anyones opinion about where else I could advertise. And yes I have considered Craigslist, eBay, Amazon but iím looking for considerations beyond the obvious for such a unique product. Iím not looking to make a fortune I just want to get it into the hands of people who can use it and appreciate what it is. Thanks in advance.
Posted by ShonanBeachRC | Today @ 07:56 AM | 2,446 Views
I hope I can start really soon with this Tamiya TNX/TGM-02 Brushless Rebuild!
I have an 3670 motor with 120A ESC but I'm not sure is that's strong enough for a 1/8 scale Tamiya TNX/TGM!
Maybe an 4068 motor is better?

Let me know what you think?

Please visit my website!
Posted by ShonanBeachRC | Today @ 05:12 AM | 2,895 Views
Had some fun at the beach again! I definitely need sand tires to get on top! The sand is really though on the ZD-Racing Thunder (ZMT-10 / 10427 - S / 9106) and also the 3S lipo I guess, so this time I broke it! I will have to take it apart and fix it! (next vid!)
I really like the ZD-Racing Thunder ZMT-10 / 10427 - S / 9106! I think it's a good beginners car, cheap, quite fast and strong!

If you like it buy it here:

Please visit my website!

#rccars #banggood

ZD-Racing Thunder (ZMT-10 / 10427 - S / 9106) on 3S lipo! Can we get on top? (14 min 20 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 05:01 AM | 2,911 Views
Rewound a motor with 20 turns of 26 AWG. The trick is the wire gauge has to be reduced while the turns count is reduced, in order to get an increase in kv. Merely reducing the turns count with the same wire gauge won't do anything. That got 15mph on 12V with no load, on the sensorless ESC but the sensorless ESC can't go slow enough. The algorithm required for slow speeds continued to fail to reach such high speeds.

The new winding can't produce the maximum torque for sustained periods. There would have to be a timer limiting maximum torque.

The 2 leading theories are the digital hall effect sensors not updating fast enough & the angle sensor based on 2 hall effect sensors being too sloppy. A faster analog hall effect sensor might improve the angle measurement through averaging while increasing the update rate. The 2 hall effect sensor system still works well at low rpm.

The last resort is building a 3 hall effect sensor mount to use with a standard sensored ESC. That would require sensing flux lines from the motor magnets instead of a magnet holder. That would entail making custom, narrower tires which leave part of the motor exposed.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 01:18 AM | 3,718 Views
Lions could imagine a number of daring scenarios where robots released ballast from the platform, strung new cables, or released tension from the existing cables to avert a collapse. It turns out all these minor tweeks were explored by the government already.

The mane problem is so much of the cable tension was just from the platform's structure, no amount of de tensioning or dropping of counterweights would have had any significant effect. Adding a new 1" thick cable would have done nothing. Making any difference would require rebuilding the entire 1963 cable system from scratch, probably out of reach for any automation.

The best lions can think of is quad copters laying down a completely new cable system above the existing cable system, 1 strand at a time. This would provide enough redundancy to allow humans to go in & replace the original cables.

Some more interesting points are that the original cables had strands popping since 2003 & they were never replaced due to lack of money. A large batch of strands popped in the 2014 earthquake which were repaired. There have undoubtedly been many popped strands since Nov 6.

What was done in 1963 can never be repeated, manely building a new telescope. It would cost many billions in today's money. China's much loved FAST telescope is manely a facade. It doesn't have a transmitter or any liquid cooling & it's limited to much lower frequencies. It would cost a few billion to upgrade it. The 1963 telescope was funded partly by the military & the government's job has moved a long way from military & science projects.
Posted by ShonanBeachRC | Today @ 12:43 AM | 3,784 Views
Hi everyone! This is part one of my rebuild of a Tamiya Thunder Shot. it's in quite a good shape. In the next video's i will dissemble it and clean it. What i didn't mention in the video is the body for this car. It's also difficult to find but i found some maker in Canada i think, who makes re-releases of the thunder shot body, but these are quite expensive.

Please visit my website!

Tamiya Thunder Shot Rebuild (Part 1) (1 min 58 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 12:39 AM | 3,738 Views
I put all three motors on the test stand using 6x4 props for the Cobra and T-Motor, and both the 6x4 / 6.55 props on the Turnigy.
FPVWRA Spec Race Motor Shootout • [The Judge Ep. 17] (28 min 0 sec)

Posted by ShonanBeachRC | Yesterday @ 08:39 PM | 4,399 Views
This is part 2 of the ZD Racing Thunder ZMT-10 (10427S/9106) Rebuild. I'm still not sure what the problem is but I kind of think it could be the spur gear! It's a plastic gear and it's a bit damaged.
There are steel spur gears, so I'm think to order one of those!
Part 3 will be assembly!

If you like to buy the ZD-Racing Thunder ZMT-10 (10427 - S / 9106) :

Please visit my website!

#rccars #banggood

ZD Racing Thunder ZMT-10 (10427S/9106) Rebuild part2 (8 min 25 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 03:32 PM | 4,987 Views
The spec wing motor hits hard for a small wing, so a little anti-torque roll mix is in order. There are so many different ways to do this. The video just shows one way. I realized during edit the logical switch isn't needed, but I kept it because I'll use the logical switch to trigger other actions like an audio track informing me the mix is active.

OpenTx Tutorial Dynamic Anti Torque Roll Mix • Radiomaster TX16s or Jumper T18 • [Advanced] (12 min 33 sec)

Posted by ShonanBeachRC | Yesterday @ 11:39 AM | 5,797 Views
In my last video my ZD-Racing Thunder ZMT-10 (10427 - S / 9106) lost the will to move So I have partially taken it apart! In this video a little update and possible upgrades I can do to make the ZD-Racing Thunder ZMT-10 (10427 - S / 9106) more suitable for the beach! If you have any ideas let me know in the comments!

If you like to buy the ZD-Racing Thunder ZMT-10 (10427 - S / 9106) :

Please visit my website!

#rccars #banggood

ZD-Racing Thunder ZMT-10 (10427 - S / 9106) Rebuild! Update and planned Upgrades! Part 1 (2 min 37 sec)

Posted by Cox PT-19 | Yesterday @ 10:54 AM | 5,932 Views
So, we pulled it off!

Once again, Larry McKenzie's brain child---"Black Fly Day" took place on Breezy Hill!

Lots of sunshine, but with cold wind and turbulence breaking over Breezy Hill. Still, that didn't stop the Flyers from using the WHOLE day on "Black Fly Day".

Our one "casualty" was Billy's new Piper Cub which either had a radio problem, or got caught in one of the many rotors that were rolling across the field.

The Control Liners stood their ground in the wind, and it seemed that the Flite Streaks and Shoestrings...and one lonely Bi-Slob...kept on flying when not taking breaks to allow the R/C's a turn. At this point, the Crop Circle is intersected by the R/C runway, but plans are underway to move it toward the east a bit to give everybody some elbow room.

I had my Sig Kadet Senior Sport out among the Electron Herders, making sure the R/C runway got a good dose of castor oil. The "Big Bunny", Stan Fronabarger's stunt-flapped Flite Streak, got some flying time, though we're gonna have to try it again when things are calmer.

Special Guest, Allen Bagg, drove the 60 miles or so from down south with his collection of Flite Streaks, and had a big time smoking the Crop Circle.

Flyer Brian had his Control Line Shoestring, whose aft CG gave him some considerable entertainment in the rough air.

A great time, and full day, as confirmed this morning by my aching feet and stiff back!

Still more great stuff to come....Continue Reading
Posted by ShonanBeachRC | Yesterday @ 09:54 AM | 6,052 Views
I went to the beach again with my ZD-Racing Thunder (ZMT-10 / 10427 - S / 9106) on 3S lipo, this time to conquer the great wall of sand! In the end I broke it, guess the electronics are not that waterproof! I really like the ZD-Racing Thunder ZMT-10 / 10427 - S / 9106! I think it's a good beginners car cheap, quite fast and strong!

If you like it buy it here:

Please visit my website!

#rccars #banggood

ZD-Racing ZMT-10 / 10427 - S / 9106 VS. The great wall of sand on 3S lipo (can he make it?) (6 min 26 sec)

Posted by ShonanBeachRC | Yesterday @ 09:11 AM | 6,245 Views
Out of the box I really do like the HBX Protector (12815)! This is my second HBX and both of them are above expectation! They are reasonable cheap and amazingly strong! So far I only broke the servo arm after I hit a wall. Itís not the fastest car, but itís also not needed that much I guess. BUTÖ. I like a bit more power, so Iím upgrading it with an brush-less motor. Iím using an 2845 3930KV Sensor-less Brushless Motor with an 35A ESC. I think this is the maximum motor size that fits. The servo is not a standard size servo, itís a bit smaller. Therefor i used the Feiyue FY-S3 2.8KG Servo which has metal gears!

HBX Protector (12815) Buy it here!
or here!

Feiyue FY-S3 Servo Buy it here!

2845 motor Buy it here!
or Here!

Please visit my website!


HBX Protector (12815) Brushless Upgrade on 2S lipo! (4 min 9 sec)

Posted by ShonanBeachRC | Yesterday @ 08:31 AM | 6,313 Views
I personally really like rc kits! Thatís why I bought this HSP 94111(Brontosaurus) kit! I bought it already quite some time ago but never used it after assembly. These HSP kits are quite cheap, about 80~90 dollars. Except for the motor, ESC, Servo, body and battery everything is included in the kit. In this video a small impression of the HSP 94111 because the ESC kept quitting!

I personally enjoyed assembling it, so if you like it, Buy it here!
HSP 94111 kit
or if you want a RTR buy it HERE!

3650 Motor and ESC!

Please visit my website!


HSP 94111 (Brontosaurus) RC Kit Any Good? (3 min 44 sec)

Posted by Hilson87 | Yesterday @ 08:07 AM | 6,259 Views
Itís no secret that Iím a huge fan of extreme flights release of the Turbo Raven. I think they got all the dimensions and construction on this release dead on! The one minor disagreement is on the power setup, they recommend 6s and I have to say that for me and my thumbs itís more of an 8s ship. I originally had set my very first one up per the manual and felt that i was having to use the high end of the throttle way to much throughout the flight to fly high alpha and most of the low and slow stuff. It just felt like it was on the cusp of being underpowered and the power system being overworked. So after my first raven met it untimely demise 8 flights in to owning it i decided to go for 8 cell and a slightly larger motor
on the new one. WOW! was my expression when i got to flying my current 2nd Raven! It now seems perfect! Just the right amount of over powering! Now i can fly mostly at just over half the entire flight of my high alpha maneuvers and the plane still has tremendous amounts of thrust and throttle in reserve for those holy shoot moments! Which for me happens all too often lol.

So the setup Iíve decided on is as follows:

Motor- Dualsky GA2000 (Stock they call for the GA1500)

ESC- Hobbywing 120 Fly Fun V5

Prop- I go back and fourth on this depending on what type of flying i mostly intend to do that day.
So its between a Falcon CF V2 Comp 17x8 Wide and a Foxtech Supreme CF 18X6.5 (quad prop). I had done some experimenting and found this Foxtech prop...Continue Reading