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Posted by C.Young | Today @ 12:32 PM | 1 Views
My Wing Wing Z-84 (and some other planes too!) Efficiency Comparison Spreadsheet @googlesheets
Posted by RCAV8R13 | Today @ 12:12 PM | 23 Views
Used my upside down water transfer decal trick to do a Maserati motif.
Posted by RCAV8R13 | Today @ 11:44 AM | 38 Views
Having some fun. Made a virtual cockpit for my FW 80mm Avanti S EDF. The smoke canopy is too dark to see it very well so I will order a clear canopy when they are back in stock.
Posted by RCBronco | Today @ 11:27 AM | 46 Views
This blog is a work in progress. I will try to add new things each day. This a 3d project I have working on.
Posted by sanukiudon | Today @ 08:53 AM | 164 Views
Posted by Dean Hetheringto | Today @ 07:43 AM | 251 Views
Hi I have an s033g helicopter and have a problem doesnt seem to have enough power to take off anyone know what this could be many thanks
Posted by Bill M - RC | Today @ 06:13 AM | 365 Views
Hi fellow pilots & rc enthusiasts

Furibee GT 215 Fire Dancer review. This fast 215mm FPV Racing drone has an F4 FC, 5.8G 960H CCD HD Camera and 2306 2400KV Brushless Motors.

https://goo.gl/3y1rbR

Furibee GT 215mm Fire Dancer FPV Racing Drone review (20 min 59 sec)

Posted by lepiere | Today @ 04:28 AM | 408 Views
HUBSAN H216A X4 DESIRE PRO – 80$ GPS DRONE (12 min 48 sec)


The Hubsan H216A x4 Desire PRO is a low cost GPS drone that includes waypoint, follow me, and orbit mode options. It can be purchased for less than 80$ (use coupon PIERO3) here http://shrsl.com/qhe0.
Pros - The X-Hubsan app, similar to DJI apps, provides many features for this quadcopter, such as waypoint, follow me, and orbit modes. High capacity 750 mah 2S battery for 12 minutes of flight time and 1080p HD camera. - Video and pictures are directly recorded to onboard microSD card. Price is very low for this GPS drone.
Cons - Brushed motor drone but anyway, also the new DJI Tallo is equipped with them. The provided controller connects to your phone via Bluetooth for smoother control input but it cannot be used without your phone.
Specifications:
Brand Name: Hubsan
Item NO.: H216A
Item Name: Hubsan H216A RC Quadcopter
Frequency: 2.4G

Quadcopter:
Quadcopter Size: 180 * 180 * 60mm
Weight(including the battery): 162g
Battery: 7.6V 750mAh Lipo.
Max current: 6A
Rotor size: 135mm (5.3 inches )
Wheelbase: 225mm
Motor: Coreless motor

Battery:
Voltage: 7.6V
Capacity: 750mAh Lipo.
Flight time: around 12 minutes
Charging time: around 130 minutes

Camera:
FOV: 85
Resolution:1920 * 1080P 30FPS
Photo JPEG
Video MP4

Transmitter:
With Bluetooth transmitter
Wifi Max Flight radius: 50 meters
Battery: 4 * AAA battery (not included)
FPV: Real Time Photo/Video Transmission

APP Functions:
WIFI Real Time Video Transmission
Waypoint flight (settable waypoint and altitude)
One key takeoff
Follow me mode
Orbiting mode
Headless mode
video/photo
Posted by cuavlindy | Today @ 01:59 AM | 462 Views
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Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 11:33 PM | 554 Views
Fellow club flyer has about 1 yr experience with his Apprentice and has recently switched from the DX5 to a DX6 Gen 2 TX.

So without any experience with programming the DX6 for flaps or SAFE Select On/Off he asked me to help him out.

From past experience with another club members Commander I thought it would be maybe and hour effort. However it turned into 3 hours! Heres why:

The Commander manual does not explain how to assign a switch (and a channel) to turn SAFE (Self Level) On/Off. The Apprentice uses 3 modes that are Beginner, Intermediate, and Experienced set up on a 3 position B switch. The Commander manual is of no help and the. DX6 manual is not much better.

The Commander manual does not explain how to assign audio to the SAFE/Self Level switch, nor does it explain audio settings for flaps, dual rates, throttle cut, or time remaining. The DX 6 manual is not much help. Here is what I did:

Since new Commander owner never switched out of Apprentice he wanted to know how to switch to the new Commander model. First I showed him to press the two left buttons (Clear and Back) to jump from the Apprentice main display to the Model Select menu. At the bottom you pick new model and start from the top and work down. Now the Commander manual on page 4 shows this wing type and flaps settings. There is no guidance on how to set up a SAFE/Self Level switch so here is what I did:

Go to Channel Assignment and set B switch to operate the...Continue Reading
Posted by ydzf110 | Yesterday @ 10:23 PM | 589 Views
Bardwell F4 Flight Controller - AIO FC BY RDQ W/OSD 3-6S
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Joshua Bardwell and RaceDayQuads.com have come together to make the industrys next favorite flight controller. With the latest features, a layout which will make your build clean and easy, top notch customer support, and an extremely competitive price, the Bardwell F4 AIO Flight Controller is perfect for your quad!

Features:

3-6s F4, AIO board with MPU 6000 gyro
Superb board layout allowing for easy and clean builds
Joshua Bardwell authored manual and selected features, manufactured and backed by RaceDayQuads
Centrally located gyro
Betaflight OSD w/131a current sensor
Compact 30.5x30.5 board layout
7.6v filtered power out for VTXs very strong filtering capability for clean video (the 5v output is also filtered)
Power Out: 3x 5v, 1x 3.3v, 1x VBAT, 1x VTX filtered power (7.6v), 1x Camera filtered power (7.6v);
4x UARTS for FRSKY, SBUS, IBUS, SAT (2 inverted UARTS)
Smart Audio compatibility and Camera Control capability
Pre-flashed with BF 3.2.1 Compatible with CLRACINGF4.hex
Programmable LED pin
Buzzer pins
Blackbox capability
No pinned-connectors all direct solder for optimal durability
Included and installed vibration dampeners

Posted by RustyK | Yesterday @ 08:58 PM | 677 Views
AMA DATES TO REMEMBER

February 1 TAG Grant PostMarked by February 1 AMA Take off and Grow Grant
Awarded in April

February 1 Scholarships
No official announcement date (it depends on the 2nd quarter EC meeting and when its held)

February 15 Youth Leadership Award
Announced in April

March 1 Flying Site Grants
Announced May 1

March 31 Leader Club Renewals
No official announcement

March 31 AMA Hall of Fame Postmarked by March 31
Announced after the July EC meeting

March 31 Club Charter Expiration
No official announcement

March 31 Special Interest Group Renewals
No official announcement

June 30, 2017 Nominations due for AMA executive vice president and vice presidents in Districts III, VII, and XI

August 31 National Aeromodeling Heritage Program

September 15 Goldberg Award
Announced November 10

Sanctioned Event Calendar 120 days for maximum exposure; 30 days minimum
Foundation Donations December 30 for tax purposes
Posted by mikeski430 | Yesterday @ 08:21 PM | 702 Views
Just bought 2x E011c and removed the annoying christmas song speaker.
This was the cheapest way to go rather than buying the E011 from Banggood.
My question is does any one know what budget transmitter works well with this drone? only asking because the one provided is too small and up/down toggle is so touchy that i cannot control it.
I bought a Propel nano 2.0 previously and this was easy to learn how to fly but one of my motors fried. Propel do not get back to me about where i can buy new motor so i gave up on that venture and that is how i came across the Eachine E011c.
Read some info on the Bayangtoys X9 transmitter being compatible.
One drawback, the X9 transmitter lacks a button to flip to inverted position what ever that means??
Posted by KatrinaRosen | Yesterday @ 05:41 PM | 791 Views
Emirates Airline has pledged to order up to 36 extra Airbus A380s, and, in doing so, has essentially saved the European firms flagship commercial plane from the scrapheap. Airbus needs to make at least six A380s a year in order to maintain an efficient production line, and no orders came in during 2017. A few days ago, the company warned it may have to end production unless a big new order came in soon.
http://fortune.com/2018/01/18/airbus...es-order-deal/
Posted by Old_Pilot | Yesterday @ 04:36 PM | 911 Views
Forgot to put this one up.....

Version 3 of the Bloody Hell....1/2" pink foam fuselage, Elmer's board built up wing and feathers, covered with 1.5 mil Doculam, painted with rattlecan.

I've flown her 3-4 times, but no video yet......been too cold and now snow........Continue Reading
Posted by gquiring | Yesterday @ 03:06 PM | 934 Views
This is what some of us RC guys do when the weather is not going well. I picked up one of these inexpensive kits on eBay. It uses 512 3mm LED's formed in a matrix. It dances around in animation and is nice conversation piece. So if you enjoy soldering or were an avid Heathkit guy like I was back in the 70's this is worth building. I made a video to help out anyone who suffers through the bad documentation that is included.

LED Mini Cube 8*8*8 project (28 min 15 sec)

Posted by Absaroka | Yesterday @ 02:37 PM | 994 Views
Got my Leopard .10 and a 40 Amp Esc today. Soon as the aluminum motor mount gets here from custom mounts, the Cub is gonna have some serious Mojo, over 4 pounds of thrust.
Posted by warhead_71 | Yesterday @ 01:19 PM | 1,046 Views
Next on my drawing board is a Waco YQC-6 "Sesquiplane" that I translated into foam from an old "Skymasters" free-flight plan. I made a few adjustments to wing incidences for powered flight vs rubberband, then I worked backwards from the outlines to create crutches and formers that tab together for quick assembly. The exterior is then skinned with 3/16-1/4" (6mm) FFF or Depron, etc. I'll finish it with masking paper/Tite-bond-II like my Grumman Goose... gives a great finish, easy to paint, prevents a lot of hangar rash, easy to patch, and adds a lot of tensile strength to the foam.

This is another in the series of foam planes that uses the same 5.125" "peanut jar" for a cowl. I've been hoarding these plastic jars for some years now, I use them in my garage to sort nuts and bolts, etc... but they work great as a cowl for radial engines. I even designed a paper-model radial Wasp Jr. engine that I can scale to fit.

64" DeHavilland Beaver
59" Grumman Goose

I currently have a 1/6 scale Sterling Stearman on my build table, so this will have to wait until my desk is cleared... but should be a quick build once I get started. This will make use of a removable "power module" battery tray for easy battery swaps, similar to how I modded the Sterling Stearman. Everything slides out the front of the firewall and is held in place with a spring-loaded pin, disguised as the air intake snorkel.


Posted by phil alvirez | Yesterday @ 12:33 PM | 1,075 Views
for many years, i never missed the Tommy Hunter show. folk music. when i was in vancouver, he was in toronto. when i went to california, he went to nashville. when i came back to canada (this time to a place north of toronto), he came back to toronto. but i never had the chance to meet him in person. it was until, in recent years, he came to windsor, where i live, that i had the chance to meet him. i liked his show because had a message of optimism. not only happy music. at the end of each show he hung his guitar and had a phylosophical talk. 1 of them was about a nearby farmer that he went to visit. he said that his wife was going to have another baby and he was out of money. his house needed roof repair as leaked all over; the bank denied a loan so his helper left due to lack of payments; the cow broke in the fence and eat all the beans; the hogs got cholera and died; the soil was so dry that you couldnt rise an umbrela on a sack of fertilizer; and his mother in law was moving in to stay. then he said: but we are still living, so everything is o k.
Posted by jameschen072 | Yesterday @ 11:13 AM | 1,200 Views
For the original thread please follow this link, thanks!





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Eachine E500 Review

Introduction
The Eachine Mirage E500 is a 497mm wingspan VTOL aircraft. Designed to eliminate a lot of problems that plagued conventional R/C VTOL aircraft, the E500 may have the potential of becoming a VTOL for the masses. In this review we are going to analyze this aircraft from my perspective as a product developer, and hopefully provide you with some insight towards what its like on the ground and in the air.
Special thanks to Banggood.com for providing the sample unit, which was provided under the understanding that my review of the E500 would be unbiased.


A bit of history
VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) technology has been one of the holy grails of the R/C industry. With the (rather recent) advent of lightweight brushless power systems and lithium polymer batteries, the only thing that stood in the way of developing a true VTOL was the flight control system.
In my previous life as a developer for a certain US-based R/C company, we played with numerous VTOL designs- a quad motor with pivoting pods and two wing-sets, and a V22 with an EDF in the tail section to provide balance. While advanced for the time, these models did still suffer from some of the fundamental problems in VTOL design- highly complex structures which led to added weight, shortened...Continue Reading