Posted by Geoff Potter | Mar 22, 2019 @ 10:21 PM | 870 Views
Hobby shop Bob my flying buddy , asked me to have a look at his 120 Magnum FS cause it wouldn't even fire let alone run . What a disaster , jammed valves , cam followers , ring , bearings were dreadful . Rust everywhere. Took ages to get apart , the gudgeon being the hardest to get out , I thought it would be the inner cam bearing as usual but came out quite well. Had to rebush both ends of the rod, make a new pin , grind the crank pin , re profile the cams grind the ends of the cam followers to clean up , reseat the valves after grinding the faces . Had to be careful with the valves when grinding them as the stems below the heads were well pitted with rust , but they seem quite strong so refitted them . The ring was stuck in the groove so soaked it in Chemcarb overnite and after a deal of fiddling I got it out with out breaking it , but made a new one anyway . Put it all together and it's a very nice engine now , runs and pulls very well , little worried about the carb as the barrel had a lot of rust type build up on it , but cleaned and polished and it does all the right things on the bench . Ugh , I've written all this and now I've lost most of the pics I took !!!!
Posted by Bill M - RC | Mar 22, 2019 @ 09:32 PM | 907 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

GepRC GEP-CX Cygnet review. This GepRC GEP-CX Cygnet, 115mm 2 Inch RC FPV Racing Drone with F4 20A 48CH RunCam Split Mini 2 1080P HD is AWESOME. Watch this to believe it. Flight action starts at 17:21...Enjoy.

Get this great Geprc GEP-CX Cygnet 115mm 2 Inch RC FPV Racing Drone with coupon code: Drones6 here now: http://bit.ly/2Ok4cJV
IF you can wait until 25 March, I may even have a special coupon code for you that I have applied for :-)


GepRC Cygnet review - Simply the best early 2019 release (28 min 10 sec)

Posted by racedouge1 | Mar 22, 2019 @ 08:53 PM | 3,294 Views
I've smeared a few planes in my time flying models, But this is the craziest one yet. Astro Flight 020 4 turn in a converted sloper. A 26' P-51 Dago racer. I hit a metal picnic table awning at well over 150+ Funny thing is...That's the motor after the crash. Motor mount, Still glued in. Motor shaft, Not bent. Prop, Not broken. Spinner, Missing and the other half of the the screw is broken off in the prop nut. Speed controller, Missing also. Crazy right.
Posted by BDOG1 | Mar 22, 2019 @ 06:31 PM | 1,443 Views
A classic NorEaster romping up the east coast today and tomorrow.
Wrap around winds coming off Lake Ontario from the North West with rain changing to snow ,temps dropping from the 40's to mid 20's.......
Yup It's time to Slope

I cruised around with my Windrider Swift for around 45 minutes until my gloves wet through and my hands got cold,I thought "gee I would rather fly in snow than rain......
Was going to pack up and go home when the snow started {and + 22 mph winds }
Cant go home with out flying in the snow one more time...it might be the last snow till next winter....probably not

Out we go with the Heavy Dan Wing ,ripped it up and down across the face of the hill as the squalls came through ,what a blast, didnt even feel cold wet hands and all .
I should have put my goggles, I let it get to far out around the lip of the hill and it got blown over to the back side ..
Oh well - soft landing in a tree .
I will retrieve it tomorrow ,my gloves should be dry by then
Posted by Leadchucker | Mar 22, 2019 @ 05:07 PM | 1,135 Views
Actually got off my butt and stated cutting sticks again. Plus I had other projects on the bench that are now cleared. Just a couple pics of a new build of Gilbert Shumman's 1938 Rambler with an O&R .60 for power and she's going to fly in SAM O&R Sideport event.The engine in foreground is a mean,nasty snarling large intake/exhaust made in 1949 which was the last year of production for the sideport .60.

I had a Rambler a few years ago which I regrettably gave to someone who had a bugeyed passion for her then decided he didn't want it and sold to someone else. She was all setup with an O&R, ignition system and radio sans the RX. That will teach me I suppose....Continue Reading
Posted by TMacFPV | Mar 22, 2019 @ 03:21 PM | 2,368 Views
Would appreciate your opinion - 1st attempt at answering question: “What’s the best motor for . . ?” Simple 5-Step Method & 1st Edition Micro FPV Motor Chart with 33 different motors ranging from 40 mm – 3 inch prop support and 2S – 4S. Looking👀 for your feedback on both the 5-Step Method & the Chart. Well-versed & experienced pilots may have this stuff down pat, yet others may not. Thought this could help some folks out, as at least a reference. Your thoughts please?
Micro FPV Race Drone Parts Motors (9 min 20 sec)

Posted by dpb56 | Mar 22, 2019 @ 11:08 AM | 835 Views
When I view the owner's manual for the 14SG, the throttle curve graph always shows the throttle stick (vertical line) on the left side of the graph. When I open this screen on my 14SG the throttle stick (vertical line) appears 25% from the right hand side of the graph. When I move the stick, toward full throttle, the vertical line only moves to the point which is 25% from the left hand side of the graph. I don't understand why the throttle stick doesn't initially appear on the left side of the graph, on my transmitter screen, and why the throttle stick travel across the graph is only about 50%. Your advice is needed!
Posted by Nicolai Valenti | Mar 22, 2019 @ 10:38 AM | 1,084 Views
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This is our new concept for a long-range fixed-wing UAV. 

The benefits of having a long-range UAV in search and rescue operations as well as in urgent transportation of blood and medicines are astonishing in terms of costs and effectiveness.

Surveillance operations and mapping are also two sectors where a similar air vehicle is essential for an efficient and fast survey.

From aerodynamic simulation: Speed range 20-30 m/s 

                                                 Max payload 1.5 kg

                                                 Range: 600km (depending on payload and wind, using NCR batteries)

                                                 Power consumption 22 - 40W

                                                 High stability.

Wingspan is 1.8m, making this drone easy to transport with any vehicle. 

We work to take into the market something that may improve the services also in developing countries with big land fields and under-developed street networks.

Soon the test phase will start,

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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Mar 22, 2019 @ 09:43 AM | 984 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Volez SANS CASSER !!! Je vous présente aujourd'hui un nouveau Dongle USB pour pouvoir s’entraîner ou s'initier sans risques au pilotage de racers FPV. Facile à brancher et à mettre en route, ce petit accessoire vous permettra de connecter n'importe quelle radiocommande sur votre PC, sans câbles qui vous obligent à rester proche de votre écran. En bref, ce n'est pas la seule possibilité pour ce connecter à un simulateur mais c'est une de celles que je préfère car il suffit de copier un modèle existant dans votre radio, sans réglages supplémentaires, et vous êtes prêts à piloter ! Bon Vol à tous ...


Dongle USB Simulateur FPV - Review Test Démo - UN Dongle pour toutes les radiocommandes ! (20 min 59 sec)


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Posted by lalisaisabella | Mar 22, 2019 @ 01:22 AM | 727 Views
Installation and Set-up
Please make sure that the inflatable is operated by trained operator(s), a trained operator is one that has been instructed in the safe operation of a particular inflation device and has completely read all instructions provided by the manufacturer of the ASTM recommended operations of inflatable structure devices
Tie Downs ( ASTM recommendation)
1.All air supported devices shall be anchored per manufacturers requirements.
2.All ground stakes/anchors shall be of sufficient depth to prevent movement of the device at the maximum allowed operational wind speed.
3.No more than two tie down ropes shall be attached to any one tie down stake/anchor.
4.All tie down ropes/straps attached to the device must be used.
5.In lieu of tie down stakes/anchors, a minimum of 75 lbs weight must be attached to each tie down. The weight used shall be of sufficient amount to prevent movement of the device at the maximum allowed operational wind speed.
6.In lieu of tie down stakes/anchors, sand bags, water barrels, metal weights may be used. No concrete or cinder blocks will be allowed.
7 . No tie downs to motor vehicles shall be allowed.
8. Ropes, tethers and tie downs shall be sufficiently strong enough to prevent breakage.
9 The recommended size is ½ “ solid-braided polypropylene with a tensile strength of 3700 or 370 lb test rated.
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Posted by dsquad | Mar 21, 2019 @ 11:33 PM | 1,060 Views
Here is a video comparing 6 antennas in 3 different frequencies, 4 test per antenna and frequency combination.

FOXEER FPV Antenna Lollipop V2, Lumenier AXII Long Range Antenna, Team Blacksheep TBS Triumph FPV Antenna, MenaceRC Raptor Antenna, Makerfire FPV Antenna Circular Polarized and Spedix Pagoda 2

FPV Antenna Shootout II, carefully designed test for six different antennas (8 min 14 sec)

Posted by Fitz Walker | Mar 21, 2019 @ 09:01 PM | 3,090 Views
Posted by SD One. | Mar 21, 2019 @ 06:21 PM | 2,322 Views
December 2015.

That's when the Venture was announced and that's how long I've been waiting for a kit version to arrive. Shortly after the original Venture announcement, they mentioned that a kit version would be coming in the future. I decided to wait for the kit. It took a while.

3 years and 4 months later, it is finally here! I can finally use the crawler track I built a couple years ago. I do have another crawler, a Tamiya CR-01, but I built the track with the Venture in mind. I'm on my second 3D printer now, so that will finally get put to good use for roll bars and other scale goodies. This was my original intent for it.


To say I've been patient would be an understatement. The longest wait ever is finally over.
Posted by Merch | Mar 21, 2019 @ 03:46 PM | 7,853 Views
https://www.banggood.com/KINGKONGLDARC-ET-MAX-185mm-4-Inch-3-4S-FPV-Racing-Drone-PNP-F4-Flight-Controller-OSD-20A-Blheli_S-ESC-1200TVL-Cam-5_8G-25200mW-48CH-VTX-p-1441393.html




I would say this is not a whoop because it's so big and by what it says in the picture below the ducts are bumper guards, I guess you can take them off and fly,look forward to seeing some reviews on this huge whoop none whoopie!!












KINGKONG/LDARC ET MAX 185mm 4 Inch 3-4S FPV Racing Drone PNP F4 Flight Controller OSD 20A Blheli_S ESC 1200TVL Cam 5.8G 25~200mW 48CH VTX

Specification:
Brand name: LDARC
Item name: ET MAX 185mm 4 Inch 3-4S FPV Racing Drone PNP
Frame wheelbase: 185mm
KK Tower: F4+OSD
4 IN 1 20A Blheli_S ESC
OFF/25/100/200mW 48CH VTX
Camera: 1200TVL 1/3 CMOS NTSC
Motor: MB2204-2550KV
Propeller: 4x4.5x3
Weight: 283g (Not include battery and receiver)
Package weight: 698g

Package Included:
1 x ET MAX 185mm 4 Inch 3-4S FPV Racing Drone
10 x CW 4x4.5x3 Propeller
10 x CCW 4x4.5x3 Propeller
1 x Magic tape
5 x Plastic tie
1 x Paper sticker
1 x...Continue Reading
Posted by yosemitez | Mar 21, 2019 @ 12:34 PM | 2,783 Views
Thanks to:
Tengu RC
How to tune PID´s on your miniquad in 10 steps! (9 min 6 sec)


PID tuning

p roll- sweeping turn
dips in corners – increase
oscillates – decrease

p pitch -
flies like on a bumpy road – increase
oscillates - decrease

TPA – do a punch out
oscillates – increase
a normal value may be .2 to .4

I roll - punch out and see if it stays level
if it drifts - increase
if it feels like you are flying through thick air or that you have to force it – decrease

I pitch - fly straight, flick the throttle
if loose and driftey – increase
stiff or robotic – decrease

anti gravity - locked in for quick changes
try 3 to 5

D roll - fly and snap half rolls
if bounce – increase
if stops but oscillates – decrease

D pitch – helps with prop wash, do quick half flip
if bounces – to low
oscillates – to high

go up and then straight down flat in prop wash
wobbly – increase D on pitch and roll
CAREFUL can make motors hot, small increases

YAW - do pirouettes and stop, LOS
if it shakes P to high
if it doesn't stay level increase P

Setpoint Weight
Freestyle – LOW might be around .6 smooth but loose
Race – high gives locked and robotic feel
Posted by scousethief | Mar 21, 2019 @ 06:16 AM | 9,009 Views
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/D3mmhuIQqA



A quick look, warning my voice will send you to sleep zzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Zohd Talon GT quick overview. (16 min 43 sec)


Description:
Away from our initial debut in the RC world, ZOHD has evolved into a mature, committed and responsible company.

The Talon GT “Rebel” is the continuation of our new series called MKII, started with the highly acclaimed Dart XL “Extreme”. This series will feature an incredible set of high quality and ORIGINAL innovations, intended to give you the FPV aircraft for casual, mid and long range.

With MKII, without cutting any corners, we went straight ahead with 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly materials, metal gear servos, high quality power plants, protection for leading edges and skids, wing fences, vortex generators, dedicated bays for FPV gear, revolutionary multi-cam hard noses and much, much more.

Talon GT is one of the most capable FPV planes in 2019, regardless wingspan and price. Can compete in range and speed with planes twice as big and twice the cost without blinking. Specifically design to fly with modern flight controllers, high power video transmitters and long range systems, Talon GT will give you the best FPV experience to date. Easy assembly, setup and maintenance… A true king of the skies!

This is it! ZOHD Talon GT “Rebel” is ready to hit the skies around the world, and this is just the beginning… join us...Continue Reading