Posted by NobatteryNopower | Mar 10, 2020 @ 02:32 PM | 6,510 Views
Or was it part III

Small update. Everything sanded & primed. Everything fits so well together! The clear plastic parts for the head- & taillights are difficult to paint. My clear yellow turned out to be clear brown

I also received my pan unit ('servo load bearing block') from The reason I choose this is because I want to avoid a 'bobblehead'-like live stream whereas any play in a pan-servo would enhance shaking/vibration. I want my fpv/HD-camera mounted as sturdy as possible. Expensive for what it is but from what I know, price is high due to patents.

Update march 13th:

The paint looks gorgeous on the model! I've painted the hood and two side panels and then it hit me... if i need three cans of primer for such a large model, i'll need at least three cans of paint for the final color So, i've collected some more cans of AS-5.

Also, the supplied mirrors on the hood don't stand a chance in a roll-over so i ordered some generic ones from ebay. The third from the left should be good except... it comes with a sticker that doesn't work as a mirror. Just a shiny surface. SO... i came up with the luminous idea of ordering 24mm dentist mirros on ebay. Let's see how that pans out.

Before priming the hood, i've filled the holes where the mirrors supposed to go with plastic putty/filler and it looks really good. No dimples to be seen.
Posted by alex_nikiforov | Mar 10, 2020 @ 01:17 PM | 6,532 Views
Eachine EW30 2 Inch TFT LCD 480*360 *2 Display 5.8Ghz 48CH 60-68mm IPD Adjustable FOV 120° FPV Goggles with DVR Built-in 3.7V Battery For RC Drone

Eachine EW30. Бюджетный шлем-очки с DVR за $50. Banggood (13 min 32 sec)

Link: Eachine EW30
Posted by deliveryglider | Mar 10, 2020 @ 11:52 AM | 5,742 Views
Hi all.

I'm trying to design a delivery drone of 100x60mm with a blended wing and a vertical stabiliser. I would like to know how to choose the airfoil. Would a NACA 65-210 be good ?

Thank you for your time !!!
Posted by Aarons14bugs | Mar 10, 2020 @ 11:35 AM | 4,985 Views
Hi, all 4 of my 1206 brushless motors on my drone are making a random ticking noise at all levels of throttle. They are brand new motors controlled by a mini mamba 4 in one esc stack. I get the ticks only when using the JazzMaverick rpm filter-enabled firmware; Normal BLHeli S firmware seems to not have any ticks. Besides the ticking noise, the motors seem to run fine, however I did have one uncommanded jitter while flying a couple packs but recovered in-air. Any ideas of what the problem is? I can try to post a video later if there is any intrest.
Posted by JohnVH | Mar 10, 2020 @ 10:56 AM | 5,323 Views
Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 10, 2020 @ 08:18 AM | 5,552 Views

DustOff #7 - FlyBear SU-35 Micro ParkJet RTF - "Cry Havoc!, and let slip the Dogs of War!"

Here is a link to the Video:

Flybear FX820 SU35

Banggood GCRC

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #FlyBear #SU35 #SU-35 #Micro #Parkjet

This tiny ParkJet has been collecting dust for a couple of months so it's time to Blow the Dust Off ;-)

This ParkJet is a bit Tail Heavy so watch our Tuning Flights to find the Sweet Spot for Nose Weight ;-)

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Here are links to this ParkJet:

Flybear FX820 SU35

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF

Here is a link to some batteries that will work as spares:

Eachine E010S Micro FPV RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 150MAH 45C Battery

Eachine E010S Upgrade 3.7V 240MAH 45C Battery Reading
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Mar 10, 2020 @ 07:22 AM | 5,487 Views
Yes...yet ANOTHER model airplane engine test.
You've been forewarned, so no whining allowed!

The spoils of last week's "Engine Sniping", this little Anderson Royal Spitfire (MAN, I love that name!) arrived yesterday, and went straight from the mail box to it's waiting test stand.

Test Running My 1950's Anderson Royal Spitfire .065 (1 min 26 sec)

Posted by michelsabbagh | Mar 10, 2020 @ 05:07 AM | 5,401 Views
i have a pirates 3 zd racing , it runs for 1 mn ok then after 1 mn the throttle is dead if only moves in very very slow
Posted by old4570 | Mar 10, 2020 @ 04:31 AM | 5,770 Views
Nope ( First 18650 plane fail ) (0 min 6 sec)

Yes , I set myself up to fail .

1) I chose a failure of a 480mm RC glider conversion ( Flew like rubbish = Just like in the video ) Why ? Probably because the 480mm glider was a waste of space . In the rubbish bin now ( after saving the goodies )

2) I really was in a hurry ! Haste makes waste

3) The battery carrier / holder .. = Failure .. I only had the one so failed to set it up correctly . All the metal hardware on these are horrible conductors . So you need to bypass the heck out of it ( I failed to do that - I only did a spring bye pass and poorly at that )

4) The brushed motors I had ? Where is the thrust ? Is it the motors or is it the ESC ? Either way , as serious lack of power . Or very poor motor choices ( purchase )

5) I did learn something !!!!! So was not a complete waste .

6) I really want to do a 18650 plane , really I do . But maybe a dual 18650 ( 8.4v ) with brushless ?

Anyways , thats what I did today . I played with the idea . Now I need to do some testing . I think I need another hot 8520 , these larger motors dont seem to respond well to 1s power ...
Posted by Theoryyy | Mar 10, 2020 @ 12:53 AM | 5,828 Views
The wings broke when I tried to pack it up in a box. Now it's a liability
Posted by Carmen Chen | Mar 09, 2020 @ 10:42 PM | 5,768 Views
Thanks for your attention for this new developping RC Fishing Bait Boat, please check as below photo and select which one is you prefer and leave your comment for Camouflage Black/Green/ Blue, Or orange, which you can get our discount in our Alibaba Store ( for more RC Toys.
Posted by Carmen Chen | Mar 09, 2020 @ 08:48 PM | 5,593 Views
Flytec T21 Crash Proof Mini RC Drone with LED Breathing Lights Easy Fly For Training

Selling Point:
1.3.7V 550 mAh lithium battery, can flight for 6~8 minutes, the battery is overcharged and over-discharged to effectively extend battery life.
2. Use current protection USB charging, full power light reminder
3. Four-channel flight, suspended altitude makes flight more stable
4. One-button take-off/landing/return operation, let the operation do whatever you want
5. Cool lighting with front green and blue, night operation for easy identification of direction and position
6. Headless mode frees the drone from the direction
7.3 speed switching, suitable for junior intermediate senior scholars
8. Fine-tuning function to make the flight of the drone more accurate
9. Breathing light control

1.3D rolling
2.Headless mode
3.One key return
4.Forward and back, left and right , left and right side fly, rise and fall
5.Speed Switch(Medium, High and Low speed)
6.One button takeoff / Landing / Emergency stop
7. Fine tuning calibration
8. Breathing light control

Remote controller: 2.4Ghz
Control attribute: 4CH 6GYRO
TX mode: Mode 2
Color: Green
Material: ABS+Electronic Components
Charge Time: 60 mins
Control Time: 10 mins
Control Distance: 50-80M
Drone Battery: 3.7V 550mAh(Built-in Li-Po Battery )
Controller Battery: 1.5V AAA*3(not including)
Product Weight: 120g
Product Size: 12.2*12.2*4.3cm

Package List:
1*Drone, 1*...Continue Reading
Posted by lee taylor | Mar 09, 2020 @ 06:33 PM | 5,873 Views
Did some model airplane things today. Put together a few more pieces of my engine test stand. It is a little on the heavy side, but there is nothing wrong with that. I would rather error on the heavy side than the lightweight side when dealing with a screaming model engine.

I am happy with this so far. I do foresee an exhaust accumulation area. Will need to address that, so that clean-up is easy

I will fix it so that it comes apart quickly and easily

I purchased the tank holder and engine holder but the wood and metal saw horses I had around the house.

Will take some more photos earlier in the day. The light was not right. It gets away fast.

March 2020
Posted by Tumbler1957 | Mar 09, 2020 @ 04:40 PM | 5,535 Views
Could anyone point me in the correct direction for converting a GI Joe jeep to an RC
Posted by DBSkyout | Mar 09, 2020 @ 01:12 PM | 5,682 Views
It's really fun to watch Paul launch his BAMF. He was hitting 62-69 meters today. I got a new Samsung S10 and all this was shot using it. The new phones really have great cameras for us amateur photographers. The slow motion is awesome and it shoots in 4K.
March 8 2020 Practice Day (2 min 56 sec)

Posted by DBSkyout | Mar 09, 2020 @ 11:47 AM | 5,048 Views
It has been awhile since I posted a video. I put this together from pictures of the last 2 years on the contest circuit. Hope you enjoy!
2018 2019 Season Highlights (2 min 22 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Mar 09, 2020 @ 11:44 AM | 5,025 Views
Halloa people  

another day.. another build-project!   Last year I bought me GepRC CL7  7" RTF quad, and pretty nice! It is however more a high-speed cruiser then a (relatively) nimble freestyle quad.. 
I'd like to solve that this year by building a 7" myself    This time it is Not going to be a "how to series" though.. 

Let's actually start by taking a close look at our frame  

Project iFlight MONSTER TITAN DC7 HD DeadCat - Frame Review (15 min 47 sec)

The parts I'll use in this build: 

Frame: iFlight DC7 Titan
ESC: iFlight SucceX 60A BLHeli_32
Flight Controller: iFlight SucceX F7 TwinG
Motors: iFlight XING 2806.5 1300 KV
Camera: Runcam Phoenix v2
VTX: iFlight The Force Long Range 1 Watt
Receiver: Flysky FTr16S IFHDS3
Posted by jmxp69 | Mar 09, 2020 @ 09:55 AM | 5,142 Views
Ever wanted to see how Parallel and Series connections work?
Want to know how to use packs in Series or in Parallel to avoid buying yet another battery format?

Here's a video showing how it all works:
Stretch Your LiPo Battery Budget (16 min 47 sec)

Posted by Cox PT-19 | Mar 09, 2020 @ 09:01 AM | 5,280 Views
Still brushing on coats of Brodak clear dope on the Navigator, along with adapting engines to the Q-Tee's changeable firewall. While I was at it, I cut out a firewall for two Cox Tee Dee .020's I'm gonna fly on the little parasol. I'd originally called this mod "Hammerhead", 'till flying bud Tony "xplaneguy" referred to it as a "Board of Engines"...and the name stuck!

Hopefully have it ready to fly this coming weekend.

Test Run of the Q-Tee's "Board of Engines" (1 min 44 sec)

Other "Board of Engines" Applications:

Great Planes 'Fling' Sailplane Flying with Cox Tee Dee .010 Engines (2 min 8 sec)
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Posted by BobFromMars | Mar 09, 2020 @ 07:49 AM | 5,287 Views
The Flysky FRM302 is finally starting to appear for sale. This is the JR module that gives access to Flysky's newest protocol, AFHDS3A. While this is still using 2.4 GHz for transmission, Flysky is claiming it's a long range protocol, apparently good for more than 12km. Should be exciting to see this in use and to see if it lives up to their claims. Native support for the NV14, as well, should make this popular for current Flysky users.

Here are the only receivers that will work with AFHDS3A.

FTR16s is the serial only, miniquad style receiver.

FTR4 is the air based one, with PWM output for servos.

GR4 is the ground receiver, for RC cars.