Posted by akkteck | Sep 21, 2017 @ 08:37 PM | 3,468 Views
Unbelievable China to USA, china post only 9 days
Posted by AtomicMilk | Sep 21, 2017 @ 07:39 PM | 2,127 Views
When I was a kid, RC was pretty new. When the Grasshopper was huge and my more well-to-do friends had one, I had a Nikko CHipmunk.. which I think was like a 20 scale. All I remember was them having a blue and red version, and not a single replacement part. They ran on 6 or 8 AA batteries and a 9V in the radio.

30 something years later and after buying so many various cars over the years, I never did end up with a Grasshopper.. Until now. I ordered it last night. I will put the 18 pinion, bearings, and a Joel Magic Speedworks motor from the same era. For the time being, I'll put a cheap chinese ESC on it.

I have a few boat projects happening, but I haven't been all that focused on my projects lately. I'd like to find some locals who enjoy Vintage and reissue.

My next purchase may be a Radio Shack Golden Arrow.. Another car I wanted and never got.
Posted by JamDan | Sep 21, 2017 @ 05:53 PM | 3,377 Views
My Mini Talon build log so far.

I laminated everything first with regular office laminate and then covered over that with Hobbyking coloured film. Very happy with the results so far. Feels very strong with the double layer.

*Still need to add film to the wings.
Posted by RodTod66 | Sep 21, 2017 @ 05:38 PM | 1,298 Views
Ive seen a few posts on here How to Get SolidWorks Free Cheap Legal ???
If you join the Expiremental Aircraft Association EEA of your country you get a single user license for free.
It does cost you 50 dollars to join The EEA.
Im in Australia and I have been drawing on Autocad for about 30 years and have come across Solid works many times and see it as a better package.
If youve any questions or think this is untrue then google it.
Ive located the EEA in Australia and theve confirmed this.
I havnt joined as yet though, I see it as an enrichment learning process and a good base of people to mix with.
This is the link.
Posted by marblekit | Sep 21, 2017 @ 05:32 PM | 3,550 Views
Posted by Mirec46x | Sep 21, 2017 @ 04:32 PM | 1,942 Views
Hi guys,
If you wear a dioptric lenses and also fly fpv with fatshark googles I can recommend these glass well made dioptric lenses. You can send prescription from your doctor or quick comunicate more datils with that company to make order. Everything is quick, well made you wil be very satisfied, for sure

Here you can see my short review of these lenses.

My new dioptric lenses to fatshark googles (0 min 29 sec)

Thanks for watching. Please like & subscribe & comment
Posted by Absaroka | Sep 21, 2017 @ 04:10 PM | 1,471 Views
Had the Black & White out today. Here's a low pass during Mission # 28.
Posted by Micubano | Sep 21, 2017 @ 03:59 PM | 3,699 Views
I bought a Roc Hobby MXS V2 from I love the way it looks. I'm told it is twitchy as and the CG is tough to nail down. I'm hoping to get lucky with all that on the maiden. As long as I don't break the nose off it like I did with the Pawnee, I'll be happy.
Posted by phil alvirez | Sep 21, 2017 @ 03:41 PM | 5,281 Views
it all started when i began to loose signal or facing erratic response. at the time i was flying early in the morning at a field near radio towers. tried changing everything, and was adviced to try another field. there the problems were gone. but they didnt allow to fly until 10 am.
then i realized that i was having false contacts at the individual cells of the radio, so replaced with welded packs. so i decided to try at the 1st field, and for some time all went well. and suddenly the problems began again. now i was facing fog for several days, so that made me think that it could be the reason. checked at the net and some confirmed that radios are sensitive to high humidity. and as at the other field i was not allowed to fly until 10, by then there was way less humidity. so it was why there i couldnt face the humidity-and the problems. i must add that, as i use a vario that runs independently from the radio, i have noticed that sometimes it stops sending signals, which means it is not reaching the receiver at my neck. a confirmation that humidity blocks the signals.
so now i know that:
1-radios that use single cells connected by pressure are prone to false contacts.
2-high humidity blocks signals.

i hope this experience will make your life easier. just remember if this happens to you. or try to avoid this.
Posted by Aerospacer | Sep 21, 2017 @ 02:40 PM | 2,554 Views
This is a followup to my build post of the Eachine Micro SkyHunter FPV.

To date, I have about 15 flights (all LOS) on the SkyHunter. I started with the stock 6x3 prop and 3S-1000mAH battery. Flight times are 8-10 minutes which consumes about 55-65% of the battery capacity. Cruising is done at 50-75% throttle with full throttle reserved for up-line portion of aerobatic maneuvers. The CG is at the recommended marks on the wing. It seems to fly neutral with respect to nose or tail heaviness.

Initially, I had too much gain for roll stabilizing by the Lemon Rx receiver so it would oscillate the wings at high speed. After some adjusting, the SkyHunter is now very solid in roll and pitch for 10-15 mph winds. The wind does still induce some tail wag (yawing) even with the extra sub fin surface I built into the tail booms.

For my flaperon setup, I have two notches of flaps, 10 degrees and 20 degrees down. Flap deployment caused a slight down pitch which I offset with some up elevator mixing. There seems to be no appreciable drag added at 10 degrees and only a minor amount at 20 degrees. But additional lift at lower flight speed isn't as plentiful as I'd hoped it might be. Even though the flaperons are positioned on the outside half of the wing, the stalls don't produce any snap roll tendency, only an occasional mild wing drop. Using the 10 degree flaperon setting at 3/4 throttle for hand launch does seem to afford a steady climb out without requiring constant control...Continue Reading
Posted by Dave Eichstedt | Sep 21, 2017 @ 01:51 PM | 9,345 Views
Things are about to get real. Yesterday afternoon I talked with my bank about options for financing the tooling and purchasing inventory for my first run of kits, and this afternoon I'm meeting with the director of the local EDC to get the scoop on filing articles of incorporation, which I'll take care of immediately thereafter. Then next week I should be able to hit "go" on getting the tooling started for all the vacuum-formed plastic parts.

I'm not working on a website yet, since I still have a little design work to do as well as building the first prototype. Can't wait to get that done! But, regarding websites, can anybody here provide a good recommendation for an affordable web platform that can handle e-commerce transactions? I also will need to handle videos, so I don't want to get locked into a platform that has heavy bandwidth charges, else I'll need to find a way to maybe provide links on the website to a YouTube channel.

There's no shortage of stuff to do to get this thing off the ground. I'm generally working pretty hard at it, although a couple days ago we had to put down our black lab, which took some steam out of me for a couple of days. But, I'm back at it now, and pressing forward.
Posted by archerfpv | Sep 21, 2017 @ 11:55 AM | 2,554 Views
Hey guys and gals. I have finally finished my 210 build inspired by the $99 build from uavfutures on YouTube and some help from a few people here on the forum.

And here's a quick vid of me in horizon mode trying to g t a feel for her. And I'm editing some acro practice vids as well.

LS210 Budget Build (4 min 56 sec)

Posted by papadave418 | Sep 21, 2017 @ 10:46 AM | 3,365 Views
I got my floats out again and got my Tundra up to 7500' ;D
It was dogging at that altitude on my normal 3s pack so I put my 4s 2200mah 65C Graphene in it and it certainly lifted out of the water just fine. Haha. Babied it around so I didn't blow my ESC. Such an epic day then mountain biked around the area as well. My lungs hurt!

Durafly Tundra Soaring at 7500' (4 min 18 sec)

Posted by craytech | Sep 21, 2017 @ 10:03 AM | 2,957 Views
Cheap DIY Race Gates (2 min 46 sec)

Hello everyone welcome back.

Todays video is to show you how to build really cheap race gates.

All I used in this video was a 4' 1" dowel and a pool noodles. These can be found locally very easily and for a great price. Right now the price is about $3-$5 dollars depending on where you buy your supplies.

I hope you enjoyed this video. Stay tuned for more videos coming soon.

Remember to Like & Subscribe.

Fly Safe and Fly Often.
Posted by MD_Mogge | Sep 21, 2017 @ 09:51 AM | 2,216 Views
I really enjoy building Depron airliners!
Next up is the 737-500 in scale 1/15! Maybe followed by a MD-11 in 1/x scale. And as soon as Skyline paper model release the Super 80 plans, I will return to the MD-80 in scale 1/20. This winter might be too short!

These 1/200 models are good to use as a reference for livery and scale!
Posted by flyboygaac | Sep 21, 2017 @ 08:49 AM | 1,851 Views
Aeromodeler since 1988 in control line and radio control
FPV pilot
UAV integrator and operator since 2010
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Sep 21, 2017 @ 05:26 AM | 2,635 Views
E013 Eachine FPV Review Test Démo / Le Pack d'initiation par EXCELLENCE (26 min 48 sec)

Le voici enfin ! Le pack FPV E013 Eachine est enfin arrivé .. Je m'en doutais un peu en lisant ses caractéristiques techniques et c'est confirmé, ce pack est destiné aux débutants qui désirent s'initier aux joies du pilotage et à l'immersion. Le drone est facile à prendre en main, tres stable, résistant et équipé d'une caméra 1000TVL d'une netteté impressionnante pour un engin de cette taille. La radiocommande est un peu plus grosse que les radios généralement fournies avec ce type d'appareil et les sticks rallongés en alu permettent un pilotage beaucoup plus précis qu'avec les "radio-mogettes". Le petit masque VR006 est un des plus petits actuellement mais propose un très bon rendu final et des options suffisantes pour le vol en indoor . Bref, si vous êtes un pilote confirmé, vous risquez de trouver ce pack un peu "light" niveau puissance et portée, mais si vous cherchez un premier pack pour l'initiation, le Eachine E013 est fait pour vous !

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici :

- E013 Eachine Pack :

- Batteries 260mAh 30C :

- Batteries 150mAh 45C :

- Radio JUMPER T8SG :

- Batterie 2S pour Jumper T8SG :