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Posted by ptern | Yesterday @ 11:04 PM | 479 Views
Here are a few pics of my new helicopter. Work in progress. I named it the PT-DMD130

What it has:

brushless DMD main motor (RaceStar BR2212 1000kv 2/4s)
Tarot tail hub as main rotor hub
x3 linear cyclic servos
brushless tail motor
running on 2s batteries.
Posted by | Yesterday @ 08:25 PM | 751 Views
Hi All

If you were looking to buy anything Quad or RC Car related check out this spreadsheet I've put together for all of the current Banggood specials in their summer prime sale. Some are great, some are meh so have a good look through. Note there are three tabs...

Hope you find a bargain!

Posted by PittSpecial | Yesterday @ 03:56 PM | 1,170 Views
Well, it is now a matter of good weather forecast here in Central Florida to maiden my Hobby King SLICK 3D 1300mm model.

Again, I am a Scale / Sport flyer and modeler and just could not stand an airplane as nice looking as this without a Pilot Figure. The Pilot Bust had to be pretty large scale and I looked and looked and found one that matches and pretty light considering it's size! I did find a nice Snoopy Pilot Bust but, it was a little too large, perhaps one day I will acquire a larger SLICK to use this Snoopy?

Yes, I have setup dual rates and expo and will look forward in using all settings but, for now I will try and get it in the Air on it's wing without trying anything too extreme and especially 3D.

The only thing that remains is measuring WATTs / AMPs / Under Load Voltage of the Power System given the two different battery packs that I have selected which is the GEN ACES 3-Cell, 2600mAH, 45C and the GFORCE Elite Series with Nonotech Additives 4-Cell, 4000mAH, 30C, Lithium Polymer batteries.

A few pictures!...Continue Reading
Posted by Micubano | Yesterday @ 03:46 PM | 1,216 Views
RCG doesn't like something in the YT URL, so you will have to click to see it. Sorry, I tried to get it inline.
Posted by RC Roundtable | Yesterday @ 03:02 PM | 1,221 Views
Episode 112: "Mr. Ray Goes To Washington" is now live!

In this episode, we talk with Brian Bychowski, president of Du-Bro Products. We chat about:
-Terry's new wing (1:45)
-Lee's project updates (10:49)
-Brian's status (20:20)
-Brian's genesis (26:00)
-Baby Yoda (42:40)
-Lee's crashes the FAA UAS Symposium (46:00)
-The FAA answers Lee's question...sort of (57:20)
-Symposium wrap-up (1:16:20)

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 DutchRC | Yesterday @ 11:16 AM | 1,482 Views
Halloa RC people

a couple of weeks ago I did a few video's on BrotherHobby's Hyperbola.. A VERY light 5" and also BH's first RTF / BNF product..
Due to the weather over here getting a final review of it recorded took a bit longer then expected though..
BUT.. Here is is

Link to the quadro: Hyperbola 5 Frsky BNF - from BrotherHobby

And the lipo I used mostly for it: Tattu R-Line 850mah 4S with XT60

Soooo here it is then! My take on this quadro

the Ultra Light HyperBola 5 from BrotherHobby! - FINAL REVIEW (21 min 11 sec)

type: racer / funflier
base thickness:
material(s): carbon fiber + plastick canopy
dry weight: 147 grams
flight controller: HGLRC Zeus 35A 5-in-1
firmware version: 4.1.5
ESC's: HGLRC Zeus 35A 5-in-1
motors: 2004 3150Kv
propellors: Gemfan 5125 triblades
FPV camera: Caddx Ratel 2.1mm
Lipo: 600mah - 850mah 4S (not included)
OSD: Yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: Yes
buzzer: nope
LED's: nope
spare props: nope
Posted by Number_6 | Yesterday @ 11:13 AM | 1,497 Views
...explains a few things.
Posted by myrcmodel | Yesterday @ 03:17 AM | 3,000 Views
The Radiomaster TX16S Hall gimbal version radio comes with Team Black Sheep MicroTX Module is in stock now!!!

Only a few peices left

Check here
Posted by FLOEY | Yesterday @ 02:13 AM | 3,171 Views
See attached files:
(The original drawing is in ACAD format hidden in the .ZIP file)

How to make the thrust tube
Print it out on a paper or direct on a plastic film if possible.
Cut film/paper tac glued together with scissors
Fold as shown
Glue or use tape to lock thrust tube fold

Install in A4 plane (the difficult part)
I had to cut slices in the efflux exit to get the thrust tube
straight and aligned. See photos
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 01:56 AM | 3,186 Views
This is the first look at the Precision Aerobatics XR-52
PA XR-52 First Look - Precision Aerobatics 3D RC Plane (17 min 10 sec)

Posted by rcsuperhero | Yesterday @ 01:43 AM | 3,199 Views
*Good news * No GREAT RC NEWS!! The amazing pristine large white foam sheets called Depron ( yes from the original German factory)

ATTENTION - I just paid for an entire 20 foot shipping container of Depron to come to the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This FIRST (OF MANY) shipment has 90 cases of 3mm White Depron and 90 cases of 6mm White Depron

***************should be available for sale Sept 1st 2020******************and FINALLY at LOWER PRICES!!!

A website is now being created for it... ( Lord provide it clears customs on time!!)

I've purchased several domain names that will be linked to it ( when the site is up ) / / Depron.Sales /

The 2020 depron samples I received from the factory look very impressive and Very slightly lighter! (To Me) The samples satiny finish looked equal or better than what sold me years ago. In Europe this product is being "marketed" as floor underlay insulation (it's good stuff!). They say they can't make it fast enough! It was a REAL challenge convincing then to sell it to me!! The 5 minute epoxy & UHU glue tests I performed on my samples proved to have a Strong bond! I'm excited to get my shipment in and to start building depron models again!! Depron Importer: Greg Tanous Lasering LLC
Posted by Capt_Kitt | Jul 12, 2020 @ 11:33 PM | 3,470 Views
Today I braved the heat like a long time Phoenix resident will, mad dogs and Englishmen kind of stuff, and went over to my park with my plane for a few quick flights. I had my busted up Champ, the one tricked out with lights, with me and figured the wind wasnít that bad. I took off with no troubles and yeah the wind was all over the place but I could manage it. Itís fun to fly a very small plane in 10 MPH gusts. After my first battery (260mAh 9gm) I figured Iíd put a heavier battery on it (500mAh 18gm) and see how it handles the gusts. As the plane isnít made to carry a batter that big it was just hanging in there by a little Velcro. Ok, good enough I thought, I wonít do any acrobatics. A launched it plane and yeah it was heavy but it flew better. Did a few circuits around the perimeter of the park, fighting the wind half the time the other half zipping through the air with a nice tail wind. What I hadnít taken in account was that the wind was going to make the plane do acrobatics for me. The tiny Champ bobbed up and down abruptly and suddenly it stopped being an RC plane but a bomber and a free flight glider all at the same time. The battery plummeted around 50 feet to the ground and I reflexively tried to work the stick but obviously that wasnít going to do much. The plane continued on it course and much to my joy it didnít go out of control as the center of gravity has just been drastically altered. I figure it was going to catch a gust and end up in a random backyard but nope, it started to glide towards a particularly magnetic tree. Iíve had planes fatally attracted to this tree before, no joy there. Well it did hit the tree but it was just the left wing. Clipped it real nice and it took a tight spiral down to the ground. Oh happy days! I get to fly it again.
So Iím going to make a better battery sling for generic batteries and go out to fly again.
Oh yeah, I found the battery too.
Posted by Bebobang | Jul 12, 2020 @ 10:40 PM | 3,646 Views
Please shoot me a message if you have a V control for sale! Thank you :-)
Posted by GBLynden | Jul 12, 2020 @ 07:05 PM | 4,020 Views
This is my Arrows RC Viper 50mm EDF Jet Sunset Flight At My New Field.

Arrows RC Viper 50mm EDF Jet Sunset Flight At My New Field (4 min 46 sec)

Posted by BernardW | Jul 12, 2020 @ 06:29 PM | 4,043 Views
Hi, just had a brief chat in another thread about how younger people in the hobby seem to approach it differently. First of all let me say I'm very happy that there ARE new people entering the hobby (or sport if you prefer), keeping the clubs and stores open and generally keeping RC alive.

But there are definitely difference in the way younger and older generations approach it. I really don't want to be just another older guy having a go at the youngsters, after all when we're gone they will be the ones leading the way.

This discussion actually started out as why so few young RC flyers want to use IC engines, and some of us have picked up on them really not liking IC. I'm a bit the opposite, I think engines are a nice interest in themselves and I'm less interested in electric. That's because to me, it's not just about the easiest or cheapest way to get a model off the ground to fly it, the engine is part of the pleasure (though I'm a definite 4-stroke snob... not into screamers). I believe glow engines are still a good option for people learning to fly RC - they can be a lower initial purchase cost, easy to use if someone shows you how, and perform well. But they've been thoroughly out-marketed, I guess, by electric. What's the future for glow?

Anyway, everyone's invited to add their observations. I would REALLY like to hear from someone younger... what do you see yourself doing differently to the previous generations? What would you like to see happen in the sport of RC...Continue Reading
Posted by jmxp69 | Jul 12, 2020 @ 05:13 PM | 4,145 Views
This is the bench test of the Emax GT2826 860Kv motor. I've always been impressed with Emax motors and this one didn't disappoint.
Emax GT2826 860Kv Bench Test [The Judge Ep. 9] (16 min 5 sec)

Posted by kestrel2003 | Jul 12, 2020 @ 01:37 PM | 4,859 Views
Well worth getting up at 3:30 am. Plus a nice image of the Jupiter moons
Posted by skeeter honey | Jul 12, 2020 @ 12:34 PM | 4,976 Views
Not too long ago I bougt a Timber off off a nice gentleman on RCG. The condition was amazing--very little in the way of cosmetic wear and everything worked properly. I flew the daylights out of it until one day I got a little too sporty.

I had a crash that broke the nose off a couple weeks ago. I was betrayed by poor depth perception; I'm used to slightly smaller planes, so it was farther away than I'd realized. That extra distance was enough to hit a gable, break the nose and prop, and trap the plane on the roof as I struggled to find a way to safely get it down.

Thus began the repair and makeover. I wanted to get it in the air again and give it spiffy new livery. Lots of hot water, spackle and sanding, as well as replacing worn out gear springs and one of the brackets that hold it. Also, I broke the brittle lock mechanism and improvised with an elegant solution that works great. In the process I also added the leading edge slats so I could install port/starboard LED strips within them. It ended up looking pretty awesome and is not visible except from very specific angles, primarily aft, which is good since the stock lights are not ideal for that aspect.

This morning I re-maidened and found the flight characteristics to be VERY different with the slats. Definitely need more power and it feels like the right landing AoA is hard to achieve. Nonetheless, one of my workhorses is back in the game!...Continue Reading