Posted by unboxingexp | Today @ 12:18 PM | 13 Views
It looks cool and it protects your motor wires! Here is my take on a how to install snakeskin sleeves on your quadcopter!

How to install wire protecting snakeskin sleeves (1 min 44 sec)

Posted by BAF23 | Today @ 11:27 AM | 102 Views

End 2017 I acquired a brand new (never flown) secondhand relatively cheap Taft Viperjet for its electronic components. With still to be assembled FlyFly kits of a Hawker Hunter and an F100D Super Sabre in the attic, I was in need of quality high-blade good 90mm EDF assemblies and that Viper happened to have been upgraded with a E-Jet EJ90-9 nine-blade 90mm fan on a HET700/60/1865 motor with a Phoenix edge HV120 12S EDF and Savox SH0255MG servos. That factory-balanced EDF set is advertised as producing 2030W with 91Amps at 22,3V: 3,1kg thrust! With the withdrawal of my FlyFly MB339 EDF trainer I decided to fly the Viper for a season before cannibalizing it.

Although the seller told me I just had to install a receiver to get it flyable, I spent more than a week getting it ready during fall 2019. The ESC had been screwed to a plywood plaque that had been glued within the fuselage, no way to unscrew it anymore in those confines. Since that ESC had no battery connectors I had to solder my EC5 plug within the fuselage, not an easy task considering the very thick wires and required heat within that foam environment. The wires also still had to be connected to the motor, necessitating the opening of the taped-over access hatch. That revealed that the fan-housing had been mounted with only two small screws, I upgraded that to six.

After mounting the receiver I discovered that none of the flight controls deflected properly. The previous builder/owner did cut the standard...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 11:03 AM | 105 Views

Test Flight #1 - Nano Rare Bear with a 1020 Motor & 3" Prop

Here is a link to the Video:

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #MinimumRC #RareBear

I finally set aside time to replace the stock 8520 Motor with a 1020 Motor.
I was hoping for a greater amount of additional power but after watching this video and a video with the Stock Motor the 1020 Motor provides just a tiny bit more power.
I'll take all the power I can get ;-)

Here is a link to the Playlist which also inlcudes the Build Tutorial Videos:

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane

Here is a link...Continue Reading
Posted by gooniac33 | Today @ 10:14 AM | 201 Views
Motion RC did a great video of RC Informer flying his F-14 with my LED Afterburners installed...

Freewing F-14 Tomcat with RCINFORMER Rich Baker - Motion RC (12 min 19 sec)

Posted by methanolmaniac | Today @ 09:54 AM | 268 Views

This story starts when due to dumb thumbs (particularly the rudder thumb) I was left with a slightly damaged Saito 100 engine.

I purchased a Unionville hobbies dehavilland turbo beaver 8 ft wingspan kit on August 19th, 2011. I received the kit soon after and started acquiring parts. December rolls around and I finally open the box to start assembly, no manual ! Unionville sent out a copy and and I was able to start assembly.

It was Jan/Feb 2012, and after going to a few swap meets and the like, the Turbo beaver was put on the back burner in favor of a 60" corsair and a few other ARF's.

It took a full year before returning to the Turbo Beaver in Jan 2013, the wings were assembled, and left essentially bare (no wing tips/root rib etc). I made a life change, and returned to school for a graduate degree a few states away.

During Graduate school I spent time getting everything buttoned up as you'll see below, however after finished graduate school I made another move to yet another state with the airplane nearly finished. The Beaver is structurally complete but the top of the fuselage is not covered and the electronics and mechanicals still need work.

Side Note: I believe Unionville Hobby is no longer in business but great hobbies still has links to the airplane.

[B] Manufacturer Specifications[\B]

Span - 96"
Weight - 9 to 10 lbs
Motor - 2cycle .60 -.90, 4cycle .90 - 1.20
Control - 5ch, 5servo (box says four, but it does have flaps)

[B] Parts [\B]

Engine: Saito 100 4-stroke (repairs required)

7 HS-645MG - Ailerons/Rudder/Elevator
1 HS-322HD - Throttle

Radio Gear:
Hitec Optima 9 RX
1350 mAh 3s Lipo
CC 10 Amp BEC
HK Ignition System (w/RX activation)
Aeroworks fuel T, Fourmost Check valve
XL servo arms (ailerons)

4" Mains
HK carbon fiber tail with servo

White monokote
2 Red Checker Toughlon
Posted by myrcmodel | Today @ 04:44 AM | 666 Views
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Posted by Nick Akerson | Today @ 04:12 AM | 671 Views
1. Agriculture: UAVs monitor disasters and collect real-time data on crop health and yield. The annual market size of this piece is about $3 billion.

2. Energy: Energy companies use drones to monitor oil pipelines and rigs.

3. Real estate and construction: Photographing and surveying golf courses, skyscrapers, etc., notifying real estate developers, and monitoring the progress of the project.

4. Fast response and emergency services: UAVs use infrared sensors to assist in search and rescue operations from firefighting to ruins or avalanches.

5. News: Using drones can report breaking news/disaster/war zone situations faster and safer than using people.

6. Packaging / Supply Delivery: For example, Matternet builds a network of drones to deliver food and medical supplies to remote rural areas around the world.

7. Photography / Film: Visual artists use drones to capture beautiful images and shooting angles.

8. Research / Protection: Drones help to do everything from calculating the number of sea lions in Alaska to climate, environmental studies, and even tracking the movement of herds in the African savanna.

9. Enforcement: Facing hostage kidnapping, search and rescue, bomb threats, etc., assist law enforcement officers to track criminals and monitor cross-border drug smuggling.

10, entertainment / toys: this fun does not have to say more. Future direction

What happens when the drone is thousands of times better after 10 years? Or after 30 years,...Continue Reading
Posted by JENNIFERZHOU | Today @ 03:52 AM | 676 Views
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Posted by Gary Chen | Yesterday @ 10:08 PM | 763 Views
Aerial Mapping by Mapird VTOL Fixed-wing With RTK/PPK System (3 min 27 sec)

Hey Guys, we just conducted an aerial mapping on Mission Planner using one mapping VTOL Mapird, and the mapping camera MapCam-I is SONY A7R camera-based. Also, RTK/PPK system is used during the whole process. We want to share with you the video here and get more suggestions about mapping via the Mission planner.
Posted by rockiesguy | Yesterday @ 09:04 PM | 779 Views
I have been running this little (and awesome) engine for a while now and totally love it !

I have built two wooden frame jet for it, but after a mishap on the second one the engine became an orphan. Having built 6 other EDF conversions (K30 all) this came as an easy-piecie project. There is a great advantage to foam over wood or composites; not IF but -when- you crash it bounces back in big pieces, providing protection to your internal components. .including the engine.

It is an HSD "Viper" (but it is totally an -AVANTI- in foam. I had a while ago the HSD white/red (NAVY) turbine jet and I can tell you that it is heavy, but flyers great!

I found, after giving up a long ago, a V-1 EDF Viper "red". The V-1 was the lightest ever, before the coming of the "turbo-foam" and cautious but heavy reinforcements were made.

Also. must say, I saw it in an YT video already converted for the X45 and flying ( in Ferrari color scheme)..

You can see in one of those pictures how cavernous the engine bay area is, but even with that, I had to remove a couple of pieces from it to allow room for the fuel tank to be centered ==at the CG point ==

The pipe tail end mount was made of 6 layer plywood cut to fit a good old pipe made for a Wren44. Bare in mind that Newtons are Newtons (force and heat) no matter the size of what produces it ! The Xicoy 45 is about half the size of the Wren engine.

The EDF unit removed, shows its weight in the picture,...Continue Reading
Posted by RC Roundtable | Yesterday @ 09:02 PM | 770 Views
Episode 96: "Loose Screws" is now live!

In this episode, the gang talks about:
-California hobby shops (4:15)
-Coming home (12:15)
-E-flite Su-30 EDF (19:00)
-Fitz's Beaver (32:10)
-Lee's Corsair trouble (42:20)
-Fitz's flotilla (54:00)
-Episode 100 plans (57:15)

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 Scott Todd | Yesterday @ 08:24 PM | 799 Views
Here are some photos. This is a little more discrete and I can delete the blog when we are done.

I'm about half way thru box. I'll try to highlight the valuable parts I see in order of photo number.

604 Clutch bell, Metal cooling fan, a few plastic fans, a 46 fan, several plastic start cones, a metal start cone a few head blocks, a few sets of blade grips.
Several sets of feathering shafts

606 Lots of tail sliders, some blade grips, several bevel gear sets.

Your phone number doesn't work.

Posted by PittSpecial | Yesterday @ 07:14 PM | 844 Views

Here's the measurements and so sorry some are in "INCHES" because we are so used to dealing with that scale!...Continue Reading
Posted by BDOG1 | Yesterday @ 04:22 PM | 835 Views
Oh Boy !
the forecast is for 22 mph straight up our hill with possible gusts over 50 ,that should be over 30 mph sustained , measured at the top if past experience still holds r
Charging and checking equipment now
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 04:22 PM | 848 Views > Product link @

User manual

It took some time for the Astrolux FT03 to get into my hands . The order was placed May 6 and it arrived Feb 19 . I can only assume that it took some time for who ever makes the Astrolux FT03 to make some , or possibly they are very popular ? I did take the FT03 for a walk and to be honest it's not nearly the best walking light out there . But what it does do is throw ! It throws Nuts ! The FT03 is probably the most throwy flashlight I have ever encountered .

This flashlight would really need some serious looking at if you Spotlight , do search and rescue or any activity where you need to put a lot of light a long way out . The pictures show the FT03 lighting up a Tower over 400 meters away . Doing this in the city with all the associated glare from the city lights . Just one word comes to mind = Impressive .

The Astrolux FT03 comes with a lanyard and some spare 0 rings as well a battery tube / spacer to run 18650 . I am using a Xtar INR 21700 as it's the largest battery I have . The FT03 will actually take a 26650 , but so far I have had no issues with the 21700 . The springs hold the 21700 in place really well and there is no battery slap to speak of , even if you shake the light . The build quality is really nice , and everything screws together tight . The inbuilt USB charge port is handy if you are using the light a lot and have a handy USB power...Continue Reading
Posted by basslord1124 | Yesterday @ 01:58 PM | 866 Views
Finally stepping into the world of warbirds...introducing the FT Spitfire...

FT Spitfire Intro (4 min 13 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Yesterday @ 11:31 AM | 1,071 Views
This is a Poll I was asked to create by Fatshark about the FOV preference of the camera for the owners of the system
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Yesterday @ 09:52 AM | 895 Views
Ghost Rabbit GR1 solid rear axle assy (0 min 20 sec)

The rear axle housing consists of four main components, all fully CNC machined. Only four screws are required to take the housing apart. The housing is very strong, yet keeping costs for spare parts reasonable.

A one-piece machined housing may look gorgeous on the shelf, but needing a replacement can easily break the piggy bank.
One has to keep in mind that in a machine-versus-nature scenario nothing on earth is indestructible. It is in the nature of things that the operation of any vehicle also requires spare parts at some time. Therefore we always keep an eye on the costs of ownership when designing our parts.