Posted by CrackerBox2020 | Today @ 05:26 PM | 8 Views
Top hull and deck ready to go, then more rain!

Hopefully I'll get a window over the weekend to get the last of the color coat down.

Picked up some SprayMax 2k Glamour Coat.
Probably be a while before I get to that, needs to be a consistent 65* so it says.

Looks shorter and fatter than it really is.
Posted by donaldsunland | Today @ 04:53 PM | 53 Views
It is convenient in this work to measure incidence, not relative to the chord line as is normal, but to a line parallel to the flow direction which results in zero lift. This line is known as the ‘no-lift line’, and eliminates the no-lift angle from our equations even for cambered aerofoil sections.

Posted by Bdrhoads | Today @ 04:36 PM | 62 Views
Pic upload test
Posted by djmoose | Today @ 04:09 PM | 65 Views
My buddy, Gary, pulled his phone out for my maiden and gave permission to share. Enjoy!

Maiden Flight of my Freewing F-15C Eagle 90mm High Performance EDF Jet - Motion RC (5 min 9 sec)

Posted by fastmax | Today @ 11:41 AM | 244 Views
Been wanting something to carry around an Insta360 for a little while now. Saw this HappyModel Cine8 and figured for the price I'd give it a shot. Build is really straight forward and super easy since there's no soldering required. The included assembly instructions leave quite a bit to be desired, but it's simple enough to figure out how it all goes together.

The flight controller arrives configured for props out, so if you assemble it with the motors with the red dots on the connectors as motors two, and three then you won't have to change motor directions in BLHeli. The Whoop feels really solid once assembly is complete. The 1202.5 8000kv motors are also quite smooth and on the included 3s Tattu battery there is plenty of power on tap.

I've only had a chance to get a couple quick flights on it so far, but I'm pretty impressed with how well it flies. It doesn't feel quite as heavy in the air as I was expecting, and I'm confident that it will be able to get some great footage with the Insta360 on it. I'll update this after I've spent more time flying it....Continue Reading
Posted by alicecooper | Today @ 08:03 AM | 361 Views
As I am still waiting for several key parts to arrive through the covid curtailed postal system, something I did receive was a new old stock 1.3gHz Nexwave receiver module for my goggles.
I am not planning to be dependent on this alternative to a ground station in any way, but like the idea of having some freedom to fly my 1.3gHz planes and wings in shorter range situations without the hassle of setting up a ground station, which was my only previous option.
I found the early version of the Fatshark/Nexwave modules on AE at a virtual giveaway price, and after doing some research found there were three versions originally released from around six years ago with all of them enjoying a fairly short period of availability. This may have been due the the V1 and V2 versions having some serious image quality problems, and the V3 having sorted these problems out with a complete design overhaul where it then only spent a very short period on the market before getting pulled from sale... very strange as it's just a receiver.
The versions I found on AE were the V1 and V2-(1.6), and after carefully examining some old Youtube footage put up by dismayed users of these modules I deemed the image quality problem to be a termination issue which I was fairly confident I could overcome.

Upon receiving the module and testing it my suspicions were confirmed, the video output signal level was close to double the regular 1V p-p for composite, and only required level correction (matching) to get...Continue Reading
Posted by FeiJi | Today @ 02:53 AM | 537 Views
My lastest two scratchbuilts aren't doing so hot so went back to an old faithful wing that always flies though it has it's peculiarities.
I installed a couple of new elevon horns to equalize the throws, and replaced folding prop with regular prop. Flies quite nicely except for rolls which are slow and ugly due to the long elevons flexing at the ends. Will try to stiffen them up with some laminate and see if that helps.

Bought a useless not GOPRO camera but did find an old cell phone that fits on my baseball cap mount and isn't too heavy and it takes great videos. Happy about that.

Will fly this one around a bit, try to get my scratchbuilt plank working and order a cheap 12 dollar EPP wing kit that I can fly closer to home in a small space. Cheaper to buy this kit than ordering the foam and parts to build my own.
Lighting EPP Plank Wing (3 min 50 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 02:27 AM | 533 Views
The motors still tend to pop out of their bearings & get stuck. Fortunately, they can still be forced back in, in the field. The encoders are now far enough inside to manage to stay in place. They still need shaft collars.

Anyways, the lion kingdom was left with a pile of solar cells after a failed attempt to make a car battery sustainer. Enough solar cells to do the job would end up costing more than a new battery. They make 1W in direct sunlight & 12mW in shade. Slightly more power could be extracted by matching the load to the cells. They were each rated for 60mA at 5V.

For a solar powered car battery sustainer to really work, it would have to be parked in direct sunlight all day. There isn't any electrified car port for thousandaires. It's hard to believe there was ever a time when houses were only 5x an average annual income, but lions still remember. It's been 20 years since the multiple became 10x & it's never gone down. The average electrified garage is now 15x the average salary. Lions believe the multiple will keep rising as long as the global workforce continues expanding faster than demand for labor.

There isn't any obvious, practical use for the solar cells. Besides the car battery charger, they would just power toys. At running speed, they would add 3/4 miles of range to a robot with a 4Ah battery. At walking speed, they would add 1.25 miles. Range extension would increase as speed decreased, until a robot could crawl as long as the sun was up.

Ironically, as green tech took off 10 years ago & then electric cars took off 5 years ago, interest in solar powered toys has gone away. BEAM robots, photopoppers, photovores used to be everywhere. Not sure if the solar hobby enthusiasm as been replaced with green tech day jobs or of the current generation sees solar projects as something government initiates rather than individuals in a garage.
Posted by RCTechReviews | Today @ 01:40 AM | 549 Views
This is a review of the JLB Cheetah, a recent budget rc car to be released. I got mine from Gearbest for about $270. This is the original monster truck version, and there is also a truggy version based off the same chasse and electronics, known as the 21101. Anyways, here is where I got mine from:

To start off, I will list all the items included in the box, and then talk about each of them. Here is what you get:

-An instruction manual

-A charger

-Rechargeable battery


-Car itself

To start off, there are a few different instruction manuals included. The first is for the transmitter, and it includes information on how to set failsafes manually on the receiver. It also has a bunch of basic information regarding how to set trims and dual rates, as well as reversing options on the radio.
Additionally, there is a lot of information on the esc, which has its own dedicated instructions. It talks about programming via a card, although I haven’t found what programming card is necessary.

Next, the actual user’s manual is very comprehensive. Although it is not in color, it has a lot of blown-up parts views, as well as information on setting hardware adjustments. Every part is listed and identified via a code, so you can easily find it online.

The charger consists of two pieces, the power cord and the power brick. Also, as I live in North America, I requested an adapter to utilize the charger,...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 08:41 PM | 750 Views
Razor Blades Stalker on the whetstone grinder (10 min 56 sec)

Sharpening my Razor Blades Stalker on the Whetstone grinder / knife sharpener .

Might be interesting ?
Posted by ARGliding | Yesterday @ 08:40 PM | 812 Views
Well here it is......

My first crash.......

30" SSD 1st Crash (1 min 27 sec)

And my 2nd crash. Same battery, just a minute later. Dang magnet tree. If I could just get so e moral support out there when I cut that leani g tree.

30" SSD 2nd Crash (1 min 48 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Mock1frag | Yesterday @ 01:54 PM | 955 Views
May have plugged power in wrong to my frsky g-rx8 reciver no binding light's no binding nothing did I fry my frsky ?
Posted by cuavlindy | Yesterday @ 03:35 AM | 1,206 Views
2021 Russia Amusement Rides & Entertainment Equipment Expo (Virtual)---
Welcome to visit us
Posted by UpNup | Mar 03, 2021 @ 10:45 PM | 1,398 Views
UpNup has several meanings to me.

1. A little electric Champ I started out with flew up and up and out of sight about the time that I discovered I needed a handle and chose this one.

2. A person who is on the up and up is someone I admire. It’s all about integrity. J R Ewing on Dallas was asked how he could be so terrible to others. He said, “It’s easy if you have no integrity.” I would like for others to see me as a follower of Jesus who walks the talk. A guy that can be trusted, valued, genuine, and honest.

My life verse from the Bible is Philippians 2:13: “For it is God who is at work in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” That’s a pretty high calling.
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Mar 03, 2021 @ 03:49 PM | 1,819 Views
I wanted to run the "Stunt Tank" version of Cox International's new aluminum backplate today, and rather than build up another engine, I chose a faithful old friend that's dragged assorted flying machines around the Hill and S.M.A.L.L's for a long time.

With no changes other than new gaskets and pick-up tube, the old Golden Bee got it's backplate swapped, and was bolted to the stand and cranked up. I'd put several runs on the Babe Bee, but I decided to REALLY run it's golden sibling by doing on-the-run refuels just for the heck of it.

Once settled into it's run, the GB was real steady, and probably would have flown the B.O.T. all the way to Little Rock if it could have lifted the fuel. After 20 minutes or so, I let it run out it's fuel with no needle-fiddling along the way.

One note to any new-comers: While the old hands all know is important to use the fillister style backplate screws to prevent fuel leaks. I just used the GB's originals in the test, with no leakage, but I think Matt and Bernie stock them if you need replacements.

The last photo is the answer to a question that arose, asking if the aluminum backplate has a steel insert to accept the needle valve. The magnet says, "Yes!"

So now, the Q-Tee is on charge, and we may sneak a flight in later today.
Posted by Sean Oelofse | Mar 03, 2021 @ 01:44 PM | 2,026 Views
Day 2 .....

Thanx Carlos for the video!

Morgan Bay Day 2 Part 1 (4 min 52 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Mar 03, 2021 @ 12:07 PM | 2,175 Views
Halloa people,

I recently did a "first looks" and simulator-test video on the new Jumper T-Lite radio and that is very nice ofcourse BUT does it actually work as a radio?? :P

Link to it: Jumper T-Lite 2.4Ghz radio

Eventhough this is NOT a long range radio at all we'll see if it can at least get a drone 1Km out there ...

Jumper T-Lite - Game Controller Style Radio - FIELD TESTING (10 min 20 sec)