Posted by old4570 | Today @ 05:42 PM | 463 Views
UMX Turbo Timber again (5 min 44 sec)

Video did not corrupt this time ..

6.30 AM start , Brrrr 9.9 deg C summer morning .

Now wind to speak off ..

This time I let the antenna hang , and it did not help at all . Actually , maybe worse !
If I could get the the Flight Control Board , I would buy a long range drone antenna and solder it in place .
But the TT is glued together , so ! Maybe go with a thicker tail rather than a thin bit of wire ? ( Yeah , sounds like a plan )
Anyways , next time I will be going back to the L shaped bend and the end of the antenna and see if I can get back what I had early on .
Posted by VicT | Today @ 05:04 PM | 593 Views
I’m helping a clubmember with his approach and landings with his Extra. We have a constant 5-10 direct crosswind so there is limitless to no headwind component to land on our fabric or grass runway. Ground speed has been reduced using near stall speeds with flaperons, and spoilerons but is problematic. Today I installed flaps and what a difference this makes. With half flaps she slows down and with full flaps she can come in at a higher approach angle and speed is much slower. Takeoffs with half power and half flaps can be slower and with more time to make rudder corrections.

The DX8 was changed to 1 aileron and 1 flap and both have Y cables that get plugged into channel 2 and channel 6 for the flaps. The flap menu was opened and the D switch was assigned: D0 for “Flaps Up”, D1 for “Takeoff Flaps”, and D2 for “Landing Flaps”. I set +100, 0, and -100% but reduced the throw to 95%, 0, 95% to eliminate servo noise from the min digital servos. The stock foam hinge was retained and a portion had to be repaired with after market hinges. The maximum landing flap angle is still good enough for maximum drag that reduces airspeed. Down compensation was put into the flap menu so that with 4 clicks of throttle the approach glide slope with landing flaps is about a 3 degree glide slope hands off except for rudder corrections to centerline. This power can remain until touchdown or reduced to zero during the flair.

The model will still roll quickly with the outer ailerons at max throws if that’s what you want. The inner portion of the aileron does not have as much roll force as the outer portion of the aileron.

I recommend this mod for the Extra 300.
Posted by unboxingexp | Today @ 12:31 PM | 1,355 Views
Sony VCT6 18650 Li-Ion battery (3 min 8 sec)

Sony's VCT6 is one of the most capable 18650 out there. True 15A constant discharge rate with 3000mAh capacity help to power your DIY projects. Therefore, I'm using it on my 3d printed nano long-range drone
Nominal Capacity 3000mAh
Continuous Discharge Rating (max) 15A
Nominal Voltage 3.6V
Maximum Voltage 4.2V
Discharge cut-off Voltage 2.5V
Protected No
Rechargeable Yes
Approx. Dimensions 18.40mm x 65.7mm
Approx. Weight 47.5g
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 12:19 PM | 1,391 Views
Build Showcase of the Glue & Fly™ Series F22 Micro V2 by David P.!

I wanted to Showcase these Builds as David definitely has skill building this GFS Parkjet ;-)
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Posted by Rowhider | Today @ 10:56 AM | 1,443 Views
Hello guys, I share today an update of my TA04-PRO project: chassis finally completed and body found!

A gorgeous Honda NSX Raybrig 2002 is now waiting for its paint

TAMIYA TA04 PRO - Project Update - Honda NSX Raybrig body Unboxing (1 min 41 sec)

Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 06:11 AM | 1,966 Views
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Pas CHER c'est BIEN mais Pas BIEN, c'est CHER ! Lol ... C'était plutôt bien parti avec cette belle journée ensoleillée pour tester le Shadow FIEND de Eachine ainsi que la petite radio JUMPER T-Lite. Le déballage et la mise en route se sont bien passé pour le FIEND mais au premier vol, les soucis sont apparus rapidement comme vous pourrez le voir dans cette vidéo. Vbat, GPS, manque de la sécurisation de l'ipex de la Vista, qualité du carbone et de l'assemblage, en bref, ça fait beaucoup ! Par contre, nous sommes rassurés et très satisfait des performances de la petite JUMPER T-Lite, le pilotage est précis et souple et la portée très satisfaisante avec un XM+ Frsky . Ne ratez pas les BONUS de l'Outro ... Bon Film et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

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Posted by pchaplo | Today @ 12:45 AM | 2,322 Views
I needed a battery case and spied my wife’s old Samsonite cosmetic case. After getting approval from my middle management, I removed the tray and loaded it up with batteries. It has super-duper strong latches and easily holds 8 x 10,000mah 6s batteries, 4 x 2200mah 3s, and some little ones. Just add a Yeti sticker to preserve your dignity Next, I will remove the cylinders that supported the tray. You may want the tray; I don’t. They are held in with rivets that I will drill out. Could make a great garage sale find! Could also be lined with fire-resistant material. Happy Landings, Paul KK5EF
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 06:05 PM | 2,751 Views
UMX TT with 3D printed Spinner (3 min 25 sec)

Video corrupted badly , but I saved what I could .

Yes , running the R3.3 22mm 2 blade UMX TT spinner and it does appear to be running fine .
Looks nice too ,

I used a black marker pen to blacken the spinner , make it look more factory . Guess I need a black Gemfan 5030 for that factory look as well .
Looks damned nice , yeah the TT wants a spinner .

Almost forgot , that Gemfan 5030 is so much more gentle on the 300mAh 2s battery pack , a nice bonus .
Posted by Old_Pilot | Yesterday @ 05:50 PM | 2,776 Views
Now I can get back to building airplanes
Posted by Justwingit | Yesterday @ 02:39 PM | 2,907 Views
Hanging out with Justin Link while he was flying his Freewing J 39 Gripen down at Rabbit Dry Lake a while back...
Freewing JAS 39 Gripen 80mm EDF Jet w/Justin Link at Rabbit Dry Lake (4 min 2 sec)

Enjoy the show
Posted by ShonanBeachRC | Yesterday @ 11:36 AM | 3,049 Views
In this video some updates of my Tamiya TT-02 Short Course Truck/Monster Truck Conversion! Everything is coming together quite nicely and I can't wait to take it for a spin!

3650 Motor and ESC!

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SBRC CAST (Ep8): Tamiya TT-02 Short Course Truck/Monster Truck Conversion (Part-2) (3 min 45 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 09:05 AM | 3,218 Views

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Posted by FeiJi | Yesterday @ 08:08 AM | 3,248 Views
This is the third plank I have ever made. Just completed, ready to fly, someday.
EPP (5mm). 2212/1400kv motor with 8 inch prop. 20amp ESC. 800mah lipo.
Control arms are bamboo spits and wire, hotglued with heat shrink wire wrap tubes.

Has single 1cm tube spar across wing and a sort of airfoil though I squished the back part of the wing flat when laminating it.

The fuselage is held onto the wing spar with a single zip tie and a few spots of hotglue. Hopefully it will break apart from the wing
in a serious crash. The wing is pretty well indestructable, being completely laminated. Very stiff and bouncy.
Should have used some ribs or lengths of foam to keep airfoil. So really is a modified airfoil with a flatplate section.
If it flies I may open up the ends and shove some foam spars in there to separate to upper and lower wing foils to get a little more
of a real airfoil. Will be interesting.

Heavy, 15.5 oz with 350sq/in wing area. Heavy because of 50grams of laminating film and 60 gram motor. WCL around 4.1 though so should be relatively floaty but with enough weight to tackle some wind.
Should be plenty of power as this motor generates 700+ grams of torque with 8x4 prop. Needed the heavier motor to balance CG. Could use 2206 motor but would have to extend fuselage or use heavier battery. I don't like counterweights.
28 in by 12.5. CG around 2in back from leading edge.
Tiny fins but I fly wings finless alot anyway.

I wanted to make a wing with as much area as possible but that can fit in a bag I have that I can carry easily on my ebike.
So it came out rectangular. I like the way planks fly too.
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 05:39 AM | 3,420 Views
I like this one ..
Little in the way of hand work .. Separates from the base by hand ..
22mm seems better for the 2 blade ..

Look for it on Thingiverse
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 02:53 AM | 3,569 Views
Revision 2 = 20mm 2 blade spinner

Just seems a little small even though the factory foam one is also 20mm ..

Still a little NQR , and hand work is required due to the way it needs to be prinTED !
Posted by kopterheld | Feb 25, 2021 @ 06:15 PM | 4,282 Views
DJI FPV Launch "Redefine Flying" – March 2 – 9am EST
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The DJI Store price is: US$1299 for the DJI FPV Combo.
The DJI FPV drone is bundled with the DJI Goggles V2 and the mini DJI FPV Remote Control. An optional Motion Controller that allows one-handed free-style flying is also available. The video transmission to the DJI FPV Google V2 is 810p with 28ms in low-latency mode or 40ms in high-quality mode. 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz can be selected. The video recordings are saved in 4K on an SD card in the drone. The camera tilt can be stabilized using the gimbal. Additional sensors are attached at the bottom and front to optimizing take-off and landing and to reduce speed in the event of a collision.

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