Posted by Kmot | Today @ 08:16 PM | 31 Views
In 1974, I taught myself how to fly RC. I did not belong to a club, I did not know anyone else who was into flying RC. But I wanted to get started.

I purchased everything I needed from Hobby Shack. A little 1/2-A high wing trainer called Mini Star, by Pilot; a Cirrus 4-channel radio, Cox engine, fuel, epoxy, rubber bands, battery, starting clip, etc. The cost added up to $213.36 with the 6% local and state tax. I priced everything from a 1974 Hobby Shack catalog. With inflation, that would equal $1115.69 today! Can you imagine. It was an expensive thing to get started in RC back then, and you had to be serious about it.

Well, I don't recall exactly but I think my first 30 to 50 flights were very short and all ended up with some sort of crash damage. Mostly to the front of the plane. With epoxy, balsa, and whatever else I repaired it and tried another flight. By the time I completed a full flight, IE ran the Cox engine tank empty, and landed smoothly, the plane looked completely different in the front! And it weighed significantly more. But, it was a glorious day! I had graduated!

A few years ago, I was thinking that it would be cool to find one of those model airplanes, and have it hanging up in my hangar, just for old time sake and to remember the challenge and struggle it was. I found a Cirrus radio easily enough. But the Mini Star ARF eluded me. I did see the balsa kit version come up for sale occasionally, the 1/2-A Baby Star. But I wanted the same ARF,
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Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 07:55 PM | 85 Views
How-to configure OpenTx Flaperons, Reflex, Spoilerons, Knife Edge, and Differential Thrust - All in one video:

Mixing Reflex, Knife Edge, and Differential Thrust Radiomaster TX16s OpenTx Tutorial for Beginners (16 min 28 sec)

Posted by Peterf1961 | Today @ 05:53 PM | 223 Views
Hello there, I’ve recently bought a new Horus X10S Express FROS ( Non-EU version)
and are having problems getting the telemetry set-up to work.
There doesn’t seem to any video’s anywhere on the www that can walk you through
exactly what’s required. ( unlike OpenTx )
I REALLY want to use FROS for my models.( gliders mainly)
To start with, I use the G-RX8 receivers ( apparently no compatibility issues with FROS
telemetry all good ) and are using ACCST protocol and set to D16.
Reading some information on RCgroups forums, the arrangement below works ,
I’ve tryed this but still not working.

Logic Switches
LS1 OP >, Telemetry, SRC 1 Spd-v, CONST, SRC2 some number. +00.5
LS2 OP <, Telemetry, SRC 1 Spd-v, CONST, SRC2 some number -00.5.

Special Function.
LSW1 PlayVario.
LSW2 PlayVario.

Also I’ve had NO luck in setting up to work RSSI and RXbattery ( voltage sensor plugged into Rx) If you can help me with what I might be missing in getting these important things working that would great and would REALLY appreciate the help.
I might able to Post a video as there MUST be many others that are also having similar problems.?
Any advice/suggestions/information would be great help.
Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 04:05 PM | 344 Views
This is my first Sundown flight with the E-flite Night Timber X. I also did my first knife edge ever too!

E-flite Night Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic RC Plane Sundown Flight (5 min 54 sec)

Posted by vienquach | Today @ 03:46 PM | 357 Views
Life changed but this 20 year old hobby didn’t.
Posted by slopemeno | Today @ 02:20 PM | 479 Views
Dedicated to my John Higgins Alias. It's now the oldest plane in the fleet. I need to wrap up the current repairs and get it back in the air.
Posted by marblekit | Today @ 01:24 PM | 562 Views
Check out my review of the T-28 Mini. It flew surprisingly well in a lot of wind!
Eachine Mini T-28 Trojan RC Plane Review 🛩️ (16 min 33 sec)

Posted by dgfinch | Today @ 11:27 AM | 857 Views

Powered by BadAss 3520-970Kv, 4S lipo, Master Air Screw 12x6x3 Prop

80A, 1181 watts, 64mph pitch speed, 143oz thrust

Combined two motors: 152 watts/lb, 1.15:1 Thrust Ratio

Just finished wiring on wing.
Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 01:57 AM | 1,375 Views
In this video I'll show you how to automate data logging based on RSSI conditions with OpenTx equipped radios. Using this setup, your radio will begin capturing data when RF conditions deteriorate to a point you define. If a crash occurs, your radio will have log data you can utilize to figure out what happened and analyze the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Automated Blackbox RC Flight Data Recording - Radiomaster TX16s - OpenTx Tutorial for Beginners (21 min 58 sec)

Posted by lawrence4 | Yesterday @ 07:48 PM | 1,823 Views
Homemade 5V LED lights tube (1 min 20 sec)

5mm Slow flash multi color LED
Enameled wire
Heat shrink tube
Servo plug
Use receiver 5V output
(Not resistor need)
Posted by Justwingit | Yesterday @ 05:09 PM | 2,035 Views
Larry Staples' gorgeous BUSA Nieuport 17 flying at the SoCal Scale Squadron's Warbirds and Classics event a while back...
Balsa USA 1:3 Scale Nieuport 17 - FRIDAY FLASHBACK! SoCal Scale Squadron Warbirds and Classics, 2018 (6 min 47 sec)

Frank Kelley was stirring the sticks during this flight and did a fine job !

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 01:29 PM | 2,170 Views

Eachine Mini F4U Corsair RTF Warbird with Gyro - Review Part 3

Eachine Mini F4U Corsair

Eachine Mini T-28 Trojan

Eachine Mini Mustang P51D

Volantex Sport Cub 500

Banggood GCRC

Here is a link to the Video:

This is another Great Micro Warbird from Eachine and well worth the money in my opinion.
It is a bit Nose Heavy out of the box but .75g of Tail Weight and it balances perfectly.
I think this Plane is a bit faster than the P51D and not quite as stable due to the Gull Wings.
It has a very Wide Flight Envelope but flying too slow will cause a Wing to Dip.
I like the weight of the 1S 360mah LIPO rather than the 1S 400mah LIPO in this Plane.
I need a bit more Elevator and Rudder Movement so I'll adjust the Linkage and Test it out again.
Part 4 of this Review will be Testing the Adjustments and then I'll state my Conclusion on this Warbird ;-)

Here is a link to the Playlist for the Eachine Mini F4U Corsair:

Here is a link to the Playlist for the Volantex Sport cub 500:

Here is a link to the Playlist for the Eachine Mini P51D Mustang: Reading
Posted by vulturetec | Yesterday @ 10:31 AM | 2,761 Views
Flight-Time logger Widget for OpenTX/Horus X10

This Horus X10/OpenTX widget is based on my Taranis flight-time logger, written to work under OpenTX 2.3.9 on the FrSky Horus X10/X10s as a full-size widget.

The widget keeps track of the number of flights and flight time on individual models. The logging data is stored in GVARs and therefore will remain intact as long as the GVARs 8 & 9 (on all flight modes) are not changed. The logger data can be backed up along with the model setup using companion.

When used with a variometer flights are automatically counted when the aircraft is above a specified height above the ground for specified length of time. The flight ends and the flight time calculated when the aircraft drops below that same height for another specified length of time. Alternatively a toggle switch can be used to manually start and stop flights (ie: a toggle used for normal flight-timers).

  • Originally written for use with OpenTX 2.3.9 on a FrSky Horus X10/X10s - it may work on other platforms but has not been tested.
  • v1.x is intended to be used only as a full-size widget with trims visible, running it in a smaller window may not work.
  • For fully automatic operation the script relies on telemetry data from a variometer (VARI-N, VARI-H, or G-RX6, G-RX8, etc) with the sensor's altitude reset before takeoff. In some situations the sensor calibration may cause it to immediately show very high readings at power-up, if that happens the
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Posted by Thomas B. | Yesterday @ 07:06 AM | 3,007 Views
We tried Stol Drag Racing with our small Depron Bushplanes. Great fun!
Stol Drag with RC planes (3 min 9 sec)

Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 04:59 AM | 3,160 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Un essai pas encore transformé ! Je vous parle aujourd'hui des lunettes FPV Oled de chez XFLIP, les XFLIP MODULAR, que j'ai en test depuis 15 jours environs. Pour faire court, car je vous explique tout dans la vidéo, ces lunettes et sa technologie sont prometteuses... Le rendu et le confort sont au rendez vous mais j'ai relevé quelques points négatifs, qui, en attendant d'être résolus, mettent un frein sérieux au fait que je puisse vous les recommander ! Si XFLIP est à l'écoute, on aura certainement quelque chose de très intéressant dans un avenir proche. Je vous tiendrai informés des évolutions bien sur... Bon Film et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

XFLIP MODULAR Lunettes FPV Oled - Review Test Démo - Va falloir faire un effort ! (26 min 40 sec)

NOTATAZ : 13/20 Trop tôt selon moi !!!
Plus : Belle image (Oled), Bon FOV de 42°, Ergonomie et accès bien pensés, Précommande à 249€ !
DVR 1280X720, Double baie diversity .
Moins : Alimentation spéciale, Plastiques un peu cheap, Modules difficilement adaptables, Pas d'options dispo (batterie, mousses, faceplate, câble convertisseur, caches modules ), Menus simplistes (peu d'options).

- X-Flip Modular (Précommande 245€) :
- Batterie 8.07V XFLIP :
Mes lunettes préférées :
- EV300D ( Promo 250€ ) :
- Skyzone Oled ( 350€ coupon BGSKY03OU ) :
- EV200D ( Vente Flash EU 233€ ) : Reading
Posted by Dynam RC Detrum | Yesterday @ 04:23 AM | 3,213 Views
Gavin 6C Programming Tutorial (38 min 41 sec)

GAVIN-6C is a 2.4GHz 6-channel transmitter applicable for airplane, helicopter and multi-copter. Using low power devices leads to longer battery life. Support four stick modes to meet different operating habits. Support Trainer and Fail Safe functions which provide security for users. GAVIN-6C could provide the USB upgrade function and be used to set the programmable item of the flight controller for airplane.

MSR66A is a mini 6-channel 2.4GHz receiver integrated with 6-axis gyro and suitable for normal wing, fly-wing, and V-tail airplanes. It provides four different flight modes: Gyro off, Normal, Aerobatic, and Auto-Recovery (Auto Balance) and can be programmable from the matched transmitter.

All using the DSSS&FHSS dual spread spectrum technology, will enhance the transmitter by increasing the anti-interference performance and transmission distance, even can controlled normally in city center, do not worry about the strong interference from high voltage lines, signal towers, city WiFi, etc.

Don't worry wind weather , receiver ABS system keep your flying safe!
Posted by GBLynden | Aug 07, 2020 @ 05:29 PM | 4,065 Views
This is a windy day flight video with Wild Bill Flynn's E-flite Twin Otter 1.2m BNF Basic!

He did a great job of testing the landing gear at the end lol

Windy Day Flight With Wild Bill Flynn's E-flite Twin Otter 1.2m BNF Basic (5 min 48 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Aug 07, 2020 @ 05:27 PM | 4,042 Views
Maidened the Red Eagle Hummer today.
Red Eagle Model Hummer 3D EPP RC Plane Maiden Flight (12 min 33 sec)

Posted by sonruptl | Aug 07, 2020 @ 04:16 PM | 4,088 Views
Not too sure if this is where I notify any and everyone that I am looking for a Great Planes Giant 82 inch wing span Super Sportster, or any part of it. fuselage, landing gear, rudder, elevator etc. I would like to find one new in the box but like I say I will take just a fuselage or any part of it....

Great Planes does not make this airplane any more. I am kind of new to the procedures on RC and reading the side panel really doesn't explain it any better as well..... Thanks to all that can help me . email is [email protected]