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Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 11:44 PM | 58 Views
Posted by jimharley909 | Yesterday @ 11:08 PM | 55 Views
Ever since I started in this hobby I had a wish list of airplanes I wanted to build and fly. I got out of the hobby in 1994 when kits were plentiful. Fast forward to 2016, when I got back in to the hobby, not so many kits are out there. I went to several plans sources and found what I was looking for but they are dated and really "heavy" builds. In narrowing down the list to 5 airplanes these are what I have come up with. The Cosmic will be based on the Bridi kit from the 80's, which I thankfully found here. The hobby has evolved, not in the direction I thought it would, but in other ways, it has unlimited potential. It's sad to see Tower Hobbies and a few of the other kit makers gone or having issues. On the other hand radio technology and electric options are simply awesome. Here is the list...if anyone cares I'm drawing up plans for the Monocoupe and P-12 now. The Dart will be next on the drawing board. It is kind of fun starting over, with some sort of plan, but life has a way of changing plans. For the forseable future I plan on working and building R/C models. just keeping it simple.

Johnny Livingston's 110 Monocoupe 1/4 scale 60" wing
jlmono by jim harley, on Flickr

Milo Burcham's Boeing P-12 60 wing and electric power
15895782517_df2b6af4fa_m by jim harley, on Flickr

Minnow Cosmic Wind, based on the 1/4 scale Bridi Kit
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Posted by FeiJi | Yesterday @ 10:41 PM | 65 Views
Started building a plank using 5mm (and a little 9mm) EPP and carbon fiber fishing pole tube sections. Will skin in 5mm foam and then laminate. Won't be pretty but will be strong. Will build wing same way. Love foam and hotglue and just eye balling it.
Posted by Mr B.... | Yesterday @ 04:26 PM | 340 Views
It saddens me to say this at this point in time with all of my friends made over the years. I will be stepping away from the hobby as a Pilot and a Manufacture of model airplanes and soaring products of M M Glider Tech. After 26 years it's time to take a break. My career in Aerospace has taken off in a new direction. I believe that I will have no time to do the things I love to do anymore at this time with model airplane manufacturing. My family and my career come first now. So I thank everyone for the support and friendship we have made over all these years. At some point in time we may be back. I will continue to support the hobby as a modeler designing new models to fly!

Thank you for your support!

Merrill
M M Glider Tech
Posted by Nomad216 | Yesterday @ 03:04 PM | 384 Views
Does anyone know where I can find a Picco .26 engine
Posted by UpNup | Yesterday @ 01:32 PM | 445 Views
On my Ford Flivver’s maiden flight, it rose six feet off the deck and then nose dived. I managed to pull up enough to just pancake. It landed in grass but the central landing gear wire shoved upward hard enough to break the wing-to-fuse “tongue.” She couldn’t fly and take it home after it’s five second maiden. .

My mind went into overdrive. Reviewed pre-flight check list. Had the throws set just so-so. Did the range test. Picked a dead-calm day. Why would this plane dive like that?

A guy at the field suspected that I decreased the elevators too much. That was the first hint. Elevators.

When I hung up the plane in my garage, I eventually saw the problem the next day. When I was in my pre-flight checkup. an older flier at the field noticed my elevators were reversed. And he quickly reversed the controls.

What I missed was that when the elevator controls were reversed to normal, I did not look at how they were now in a downward position when neutral. Boom. She dove.

My elevator servo was installed in the rear of the plane. It required only moving the control arm 1/8”, but that was enough to level out the elevators.

Some new balsa and Monokote patchwork put the plane back to ready. Looking forward to flying soon.

Another lesson learned. When reversing controls, check the flying surfaces to see if they changed.
Posted by thijs slotman | Yesterday @ 10:51 AM | 492 Views
Posted by kydawg1 | Yesterday @ 09:53 AM | 508 Views
Posted by nigelsheffield | Yesterday @ 09:48 AM | 565 Views
This is yet another offering for a cheap FC with silverware on it,
This one has reciever built in as usual but what sets it apart from others before it is the fets for the motors are updated with higher current draw and lower resistance which in theory should give more power..
In my test flights I certainly did notice a bit more power so the fets do seem to be making a difference.
The price is good too at $6.52.

Get it here from https://m.xt-xinte.com/BEECORE-Lite-...r-p527586.html
Check out the xt-xinte sight for lots of other good deals for drones.

First up I will put a flight video made with a boldclash b03 whoop with this FC in, this is flown in acro mode with an akk bs2 camera stuck on with elastic bands lol.

beecore lite FC with silverware from xt-xinte (3 min 15 sec)



A few pictures of the FC as it comes.

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Posted by GatorsFly | Yesterday @ 07:12 AM | 562 Views
Welcome to my Confessions of a rookie want-a-be pilot..



You Tube got me interested in this drone world . My first was a KX-X300. Choose it because it had a 5.8ghz FPV.. included monitor and Altitude hold feature.. 20 minute flight time.. Auto take off and landing... Etc. Etc.... and good reviews.

BEST BEGINNER DRONE - I LIKE IT! - XK X300 REVIEW (13 min 14 sec)


Before that KX arrived from China.. I waz in a small Walmart and ran across a "TO GOOD" to be true deal. I searched everywhere on line and no one had one within $125 of that price..

So bought a 2nd bird before I even had the 1st one in hand. The cheap price soon changed as I acquired travel case and on and on.

The Phanton waz a" "" perfect "" "first drone. They fly themselves.. Now.. the bad part about that is... when you pick up a regular bird.. It takes only seconds to realize that you have NO IDEA how to fly.

I actually spent more time labeling the controller buttons then total flight time with that Xk X300..

After crashing into a neighbor's carport and his covered porch in less then 2 minutes.. The hand writting waz on the wall.

A tree and another neighbor's storage building soon became my next victims... Keep in mind.. i was trying to fly in an open common area in our retirement community.. Not just in the front yard..

I put it back in the box and flew the Phanton again.. Reinstalling my confidence..

I moved to an open area near the pond to shoot some photos with the P3S. Then I made the mistake of talking to my buddy while launching the KX again.

It soared sideways across the pond.. Hit the limbs of a big Oak tree and slithered down into the pond.
I waded in that pond for 3 consecutive days with a leaf rake and a metal detector and never found it.

So price per minute to learn how to fly was a somewhere around $37.50 a minute.. Tuition at this school is pricey.

Too be continued....

Thanks for stopping by...

Be Well All
Posted by Skidhammer1007 | Yesterday @ 07:11 AM | 565 Views
Finally finished / she's Been put off and shoved to the back for so long it's about time !!

Hitec servos - hs225mg
Ritewing motor 2815/1300 kv
Ritewing/maytech 85a esc
Mini vector from eagle tree
2x 5200mah 4s lipos
Just waiting for the rain to quit!!

And of coarse dragonlink v3 for control link
Havent put any vtx in yet , still contemplating what to put in /
Posted by Skidhammer1007 | Yesterday @ 07:07 AM | 555 Views
Finally finished / she's Been put off and shoved to the back for so long it's about time !!
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:43 AM | 594 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Tello or not Tello, sympa pour un p'tiot ! Je test aujourd'hui un nouvel engin de chez REDPAWZ, le R020 BLAST. Ce petit appareil inspiré par le DJI Tello m'a agréablement surpris, une prise en main rapide et facile, une bonne réactivité, des fonctions efficaces et une bonne autonomie, font de cet engin une valeure sure pour les débutants ou les enfants qui veulent un premier drone. Pour le prix, la qualité de l'image est satisfaisante et malgrés ses 20fps, la fluidité est impressionnante. En bref, je valide ce R020 Blast qui remplit parfaitement son contrat .

R020 BLAST REDPAWZ Review Test Démo, un DJI Tello Cheap ! Attention ... Concours !!! (27 min 12 sec)


NOTATAZ : 18/20 Bon rapport qualité prix !

NIVEAU : Débutants, Enfants .
Les + : Stable, Bon maintien d'altitude, Costaud, portée, autonomie, Modes de vols fonctionnels.
Les - : Faibles FPS mais images correctes .

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- REDPAWZ R020 BLAST : https://goo.gl/H4Xgy5

Reglement concours du 21/07 au 28/07 :
- 1 seul commentaire par personne
- Liker la vidéo
- Dire dans les coms ce que sont les 2 produits montrés .

Mon matériel :
- Caméra GIT2P (casquette) : https://goo.gl/auJNu2
- Stabilisateur smartphone ZHIYUN SMOOTH Q : https://goo.gl/DDFc3v
- ONEPAA X2000 Caméra : https://goo.gl/44dQMJ
- Caméra DBPOWER 4K (écran tactile) : https://goo.gl/iqRRrv
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Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 03:13 AM | 636 Views
Bill is really starting to get the hang of flying his E-flite Ultimate 2. It is impressive how responsive this 3D Aerobatic RC biplane BNF Basic RC plane with SAFE can be. This was his third flight and he just keeps getting better with this E-flite Biplane.

Bill's E flite Ultimate 2 BNF Basic with SAFE Third Flight (4 min 51 sec)

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Yesterday @ 01:32 AM | 682 Views
The new Caddx Turtles is available now at Hobbycool for $59

http://hobbycool.com/turtlet-hd-fpv-...00tvl/?afmc=1x



Here's the blurb:

FPV HD camera,1080P/60fps, High Quality Recording,d Autosave on unplug. Large aperture and wide angle aspheric Lens

Model: Turtle
Image Sensor: 1/2.7’’ CMOS Sensor
Horizontal Resolution: 800TVL
Video Resolution: 1080P@60fps / 720@60fps
FOV Angle of Field: FPV FOV 155o / Recording FOV 170o
TV System: NTSC/PAL (changeable)
Image Resolution: 2 Megapixels
Min. Illumination: 0.1LUX
Lens: Full Size Turbo Eye Lens
WDR: Super WDR
OSD Menu: Yes (Support Voltage Display)
Video Files: MOV
Electronic Shutter: PAL: 1/50~100,000; NTSC: 1/60~100,000
Real-time Audio Output: Yes
S/N Ratio: >60dB (AGC OFF)
Video Output: CVBS
SD Card Supported: 8G-64GB (need Class 10 or above, recommend Class 10/UHS-I/UHS-II)
Dimensions: 28*29mm / Camera 19*19mm (installed with 20*20mm, expand to 30*30mm )
Power Input: DC 4.5-20V
Working Current: 380mA @5V/160mA @12V (low consumption)
Work Temperature: -20℃~+60℃
Weight: 12g

Package Included
1 x Caddx Turtles Camera
1 x 5D-OSD Menu Board
1 x 4pin FPV Silicon Cable (extend into a 2pin joint for OSD board and a 3pin joint for FPV)
1 x Screw Set
1 x Adapter Board
1 x Manual
Posted by alex111 | Yesterday @ 01:11 AM | 669 Views
One of my tug boats
Posted by alex111 | Yesterday @ 01:05 AM | 667 Views
Old sail boat I have been doing up
Posted by Andrey_Rakhmanov | Jul 20, 2018 @ 04:47 PM | 869 Views
I usually write posts in Russian for www.rc-aviation.ru. Now I decided to start mirror publications in English here . I am placing below links to old rc-aviation articles - if someone needs to translate them in English - translate.google.com does good job here.

Latest version specifics - Arlequin III http://rc-aviation.ru/make-model/pho...95-arlekin-iii
Previous version (review)- http://rc-aviation.ru/make-model/108...i/1886-arlekin
Previous version (building) - http://rc-aviation.ru/make-model/pho...n-izgotovlenie
Previous version (pre-flight tuning) http://rc-aviation.ru/make-model/108...ekin-nastroika
2 engine signal mixer building and programming - http://rc-aviation.ru/mtech/komp/181...uino-micro-pro
Posted by Thomas B. | Jul 20, 2018 @ 03:45 PM | 928 Views
Here is my pseudo scale Sikorsky S39. All 6mm Depron and Skewers. 80cm span, 300g. KFm2 wing. Great fun to fly.
Sikorsky S39 Wasser und Land/ Sikorsky S39 on water and land (3 min 7 sec)