Posted by BDOG1 | Today @ 05:47 PM | 79 Views
Bench fly
I plan to join the wings tonight
Posted by old4570 | Today @ 04:40 PM | 92 Views
Wow ! Still windy as all out doors .. 2019 is about the windiest I ever recall . I hope this is not a trend that will be repeated next year , cos I did a lot more flying in 2018 .

Wing kit , yes the Bee 490mm double wing kit has arrived , and looks nice . Everything in the box came out at 100 grams even ( 2 wings ) .

Also got a DSM 4 ch Rx I have been hankering for ..

Also the folks at Xtar sent me their VC8 charger to review / test .. Just waiting on some USB power supplies so I can do a proper test .. The ones I have now dont come close to supplying the needed power for a proper test . But so far I am finding the charger very useful and capable .

My spending has come to a close for the year I think ( just about ) as this time of year the mail begins to slow down and anything purchased in Dec may not get here until next year . I am still owed a lot of knickknacks by the universe .

Plans = I want to build a FPV wing , and to that end ordered a compact FPV camera/tx unit . I ordered a flight control board some time ago , hope it gets here .. For FPV I would like some stability control .

Waiting for stuff just

Motor tests so far = Lets compare !

0905 - 10,000kv
1103 - 7800kv
1104 - 4000kv
1105 - 5000kv
1106 - 6000kv

65mm Prop ( 2.5inch pitch ) 2s

0905 - 108g thust - 51W - 6.7A - 36,000 rpm
1103 - 106g thrust - 42.7W - 5.37A - 35,500 rpm

Cut down 3025 ( 2725 ) 2s

1103 - 122g thrust - 55.3W - 6.58A - 29,...Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 12:19 PM | 399 Views
Halloa peoples

today I have a LONG term update / review on my experience with the Jumper T16 radio for you.. So this is about the normal non-pro version of the radio that I've used for several months now..
I'm allso going to Upgrade the radio in this video AND I'll give it away

Jumper T16 Multi Protocol Radio - UPDATE + UPGRADE + GIVEAWAY (23 min 9 sec)

Posted by stephenhughcrisp | Today @ 10:02 AM | 532 Views
Please help. I have the new X9D + 2019 and cannot get any D8 receivers to bind. I cannot get D8 onto the internal RX. It’s on the external RX, but that won’t bind.
Posted by RC Roundtable | Today @ 09:06 AM | 640 Views
Episode 95.3: "AMA Expo West - Part 3" is now live!

In this quick episode, the gang wraps up a few final thoughts from their time at AMA Expo West.
-What we bought (2:30)
-What's next? (8:50)

You can visit our website at to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.
We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, on twitter, or via email: [email protected].

You can visit our website at to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us an email: [email protected].
Posted by PlaneAndSimple | Today @ 08:37 AM | 674 Views
This was a nightmare of a plane to even get, it took over a year! Then about 6-8 months of build. Still not completely done scale details. It's got a handful of flights under it's belt and is such an awesome plane. It's a 110" wingspan with a 60cc EME in the nose. Dry weight of 23.5lbs
Posted by pemase | Yesterday @ 10:31 PM | 1,841 Views
This is how you can learn at a glance the technical characteristics of the mRobotics Family of Autopilots and decide which device best suits your projects.

The mRo autopilots are designed and manufactured to create the wide variety of platforms that the industry requires in different ways. They are designed to provide reliability for the quality of the components used and manufacturing process, versatility in their physical and logical interfaces and in some cases to offer logical security by encrypting the information processed by the autopilot itself.

You can build custom cables yourself or with mRo help to optimize weight and space. It can easily adapt them to carrier boards to interconnect other devices in one piece.

Download from here the Comparison Table of mRo Professional Autopilots Family

Best regards to all RCGroups community

Pedro Matabuena
Posted by bzdang | Yesterday @ 09:37 PM | 1,937 Views
I've been reading the Ballast-Theory discussion and thought of a way to easily add and remove ballast without taking off the wing. This was inspired by my friend's sportbike streamlined back-pack.
I picked up some modeling 'stuff' that I remember my kids using, which will air-dry and is lightweight and resilient (foam-like). Made a mock-up by sticking some supermagnets on top of the wing screws, then forming a long teardrop and mashing it half-flat over the wing center section. I will refine the shape and buy some tungsten weights to embed at the c.g. for the final version. I expect I'll need to glue the magnets and weights after the thing cures.
Posted by bzdang | Yesterday @ 09:02 PM | 1,942 Views
This is an idea I posted earlier here.
No-cost fixture to check c.g. - raid the kids' Lego box!
This one yields 54mm from leading edge, for my Hawk.
You can use cylinders or heads, and easily fine tune the fixture with tape or foam tape.
There is some foam tape on top of the rails to prevent slippage.
Posted by turbinefancy | Yesterday @ 05:31 PM | 2,229 Views
I have always loved flying formation with buddies at the field. But with limitations of depth perception from ground station, one can never gauge the exact relative position of the different planes resulting in planes being too far apart or mid-air collision. With head-tracking FPV, one can judge relative position as well as full scale guys. It's much easier than LOS to tighten up formation flying. Just takes a little practice and a smooth lead pilot to make it possible. I want to eventually fly warbird formation like the Horseman display team. For now just starting out with barrel rolls and other simple maneuvers. Not bad for only about a handful of flights training together. Enjoy!

FPV RC Plane Dogfight & Formation Aerobatics (4 min 40 sec)

Posted by HD48 | Yesterday @ 12:40 PM | 2,481 Views
Just some random pics of my planes. In the group shot, mine is the red and silver Yak 54. Its a 73" Pilot kit with a DLE 30 in it. Great at low and slow 3D!
Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 12:08 PM | 2,533 Views
3M Foam Landing Pads (1 min 11 sec)

3M-backed foam landing pads for any quadcopter frame. These give you extra protection on hard landings.
Posted by TMacFPV | Yesterday @ 10:11 AM | 2,868 Views
FPV Drone Parts Revealed! 😲 How well do you know your FPV drone parts? How do they interact with each other? What should you know before buying?
Here's a general overview of the 7 main FPV drone parts. Should help you build your own FPV race drone and assist in trouble-shooting when "things happen!" Short, fun, matching quiz goes along with it!
FPV RACE DRONE PARTS (8 min 45 sec)

Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 08:48 AM | 3,170 Views
This is a brief explanation on how to configure your talking DX 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 transmitters. The photos are the same or very similar. You must have an AR636 receiver that comes with the 50 or so models that are the Bind and Fly type. You can buy a receiver from Horizon and have them program an “open stock” AR636 receiver for about $90 (as of Nov 2019). Most of the older types of wood or foam models can use the AR 636 receiver. The receiver must be solidly mounted and orientation is important and reversing the direction of the elevator, aileron, and rudder channels can’t be done at the transmitter. A $7 servo reverser, or a reverse servo are some ways to solve this situation. Removing the servo output arms and repositioning them 180 degrees so they push or pull the flight control surface is another way. The pushrod or tubing must not bind or interfere with anything and this may take time and effort. Purchasing a program cable and connecting it to the Bind port of the receiver is another way. You must use a Windows computer or tablet, and download programs and updates. Learning how to program the receiver can take some time. Terms like relative and absolute gains and flight modes must be understood. There are Spektrum videos and third party programs to help. If you enjoy spending hours on your Windows 7 or newer computer then read RC Groups on how to program your AR636 receiver. The pics are numbered and correspond to the following paragraphs.

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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 06:00 AM | 3,223 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Une bonne grosse frayeur ! Je partais en mode tranquillou pour approfondir un peu les tests sur le Emax HAWK PRO, mais cette session ne fût pas si reposante que ça ! Malgré mes petits déboires, je peux confirmer que cet engin n'a rien à envier aux autres appareils de sa catégorie. Mon RX est tombé en panne mais ça peut arriver et j'aurais dû remarquer que le RSSI n'était plus du tout constant même à faible distance. Je vous conseillerai par contre de changer la sangle pour une en kevlar et boucle en métal, pour un 6S c'est indispensable. En bref, le Hawk Pro reste un excellent racer 5" puissant, solide et bien réglé d'origine . Bon Film à Tous ...

EMAX Hawk Pro 6S - Une journée qui avait bien commencée - (14 min 54 sec)

NOTATAZ : 17.5/20 Un TOP BNF !

Niveau : Amateurs et Confirmés
Les + : Design original, Puissant et Réactif, résistant, Autonomie, Portée et qualité vidéo, Bonne config, Réglage d'origine ok, Bon rapport qualité/prix .
Les - : Antenne VTX à changer, Boucle de sangle plastique, RX Frsky RIP !

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