Posted by Cox PT-19 | Today @ 10:12 AM | 135 Views
[So, October totally got away from me...I missed Evel Knievel's birthday on the 17th...and also forgot the anniversary of Little Traveler's Flight for the Children of St. Jude Hospital on the 10th.

I'd been crunching down a new video from the footage of Little Traveler's flight because the original looks so grainy, and also wanted to edit in some changes, then post it on it's anniversary.

But...I got busy and forgot. So, here is the new version, with some added footage.

As before, HUGE THANKS to Rory Rubel and Mike Bloom for taking time to make this project a success, and helping raise over $1600 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital![/B]

The 2009 Little Traveler Flight for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (6 min 7 sec)
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Posted by old4570 | Today @ 08:21 AM | 582 Views
Perfect RC morning XK A430 (6 min 3 sec)

It was supposed to be windy !

My back kicked me out off bed around 6.30am ... So after hitting the porcelain , I went to get a drink ..
Glancing out the window , Blue Sky and a perfect chalm ...

So I grabbed the XK A430 and went out for my morning walk / fly / walk back home .
As soon as I closed the front door on my return , the predicted wind came up .. And the wind blew for the rest of the day .

Still rusty azzzz can be !

But I did try a fair amount of inverted action ... It's tough when for two months ( quick sharp lock down ) your under 22 hour house arrest and no outdoor activities are permitted ...
I mean , just how much of a threat is a guy standing in the middle of a football field flying a Micro Electric Plane by himself ? ( Verboten )
Such is life in a Convict Colony ...
And all the rubbish Stalin wanted , Dangerous Dan is making a reality ! All Hail Ming the Merciless !
Posted by mechmove | Today @ 08:16 AM | 601 Views
The takeaway, OpenTX and frSky!

After experiencing the OpenTx world on my DLG, I’ve started the process of migrating from Futaba. I installed a gr8 ACCESS receiver in my Supra Electric with full telemetry. Although the Supra still experiences rare and unresolved launch issues, it seems to be flying fine with the new radio and receiver. I setup an altitude alarm to trigger at 400ft. Now there will be no doubt about flying within limits of the field!

My Alpha 2m was just migrated, will be flown this weekend. My new Pulsar 4m will be setup with the same when the new receivers arrive. I also acquired a Explorer 3 electric, waiting receiver installation.

Nothing but good things to say about OpenTX and associated hardware.
Posted by Lauren05 | Today @ 07:35 AM | 710 Views
3 Days left for OCTOBER, and then we start into the fall season...

Well, today was sure a hot one. 94 degrees with some humidity...not a lot, just enough to make you sticky and sweaty. Big puffy clouds and plenty of sun! There was a warm breeze coming out of the was nice... But the more important part was the maiden of my new Protos Nitro. This thing is light! It feels tail heavy holding it, but the balance is spot on! I looked everything over one more time, before powering it up for flight. Checked the controls, filled the tanks, past the point of return...aka just going home due to the heat!

Maiden Flight

I set the throttle trim on the transmitter, plugged the glow igniter in, and spun the motor! I wasn't sure where the motor was going to start on the trim, and I had to give it a bit more trim. The O.S.105 popped off and sounded good. I walked out to my flying spot and set it down. Ok...last radio check. I spooled up the motor and while the blades were spinning, but not quite fast enough for lift off, I bumped the cyclic controls to verify proper direction, as well as the tail...everything is good!

Added more throttle, and I'm off the ground! This heli is even light feeling in the air! Need to make and adjustment to the agility on the's fast! The tail gain was a bit too high, it wagged in right hand turns. It buzzed some during high speed turns. No problem! I can turn that down in the radio...Jeti integration, gotta love it. I...Continue Reading
Posted by Monkey Hobby | Today @ 02:17 AM | 2,697 Views
KDS Agile A3 RC 2.4GHz Remote Controlled Helicopter Kit, No Blades

It is in stock now.
You can check more detail here:





Main Rotor Diameter:Ø808

Main Blade Length:360mm

Tail Rotor Diameter:Ø169mm

Tail Blade Length:63mm

Motor Pinion:19T

Motor KV:2520-1880KV (Not included)

Driving Gear:(19/50)(15/66)

Gear Ratio:19T(11.57:1)

Tail Gear Ratio: 4.24:1

Flying Weight: 1100g

Battery:22.2V 1450-2000mAh (Not included)

ESC:60A (Not included)

Equipment Required for Assembly


•Brushless electric motor: 2520-1880KV

(3mm Bolt holes, 16-19mm mount width, 3.5mm motor shaft)

•Speed controller: minimum 60A

(ESC specs limits should be rated accordingly to the maximum amps handling by the motor)

•Lipo Batteries: 6s 1450-2000 mAh

•Electronic flybarless system

•3 pcs swashplate +1 pcs tail servo's

•360 mm main rotor blades (Not included)
Click for propeller:

•63 mm tail rotor blades (Not included) ,
Click for propeller:

•6 channel or more helicopter transmitter system, 2.4 Ghz frequency preferred

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Posted by Trev B | Yesterday @ 05:14 PM | 4,618 Views
Has anyone Live Steam Powered the Mt Washington?
Posted by nagas | Yesterday @ 04:31 PM | 4,832 Views
A hypothetical German experimental aircraft from WWII.

Essentially a gyrocopter, the blades were variable pitch. For take off, the Strahlrohr baffles in the rear jet wash box behind the BMW engine would be raised, directing the exhaust onto the rotor to spin it up allowing vertical take off. Once the rotor was spinning, the baffles would be orientated horizontally and the jet engine then provided the forward thrust as normal.

You can download the model here

BMW Flugelrad For Phoenix Flight Simulator (1 min 14 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 02:36 PM | 5,312 Views
While hacking 60W lightbulbs is a cheap way to get bright white light, 100W RGB lightbulbs are absolutely a waste of money for making colored light. The rated brightness on these is for white light only. The colored light is a different mode & uses a small number of dimmer RGB leds on 13V. The white LEDs run on 140V & can't be ground down to run on 12V. The 2 sets of LEDs aren't used simultaneously. The cheapest way to get colored light is the good old snail mailed COB. Reading
Posted by Old_Pilot | Yesterday @ 12:09 PM | 5,746 Views
So, the 36" Bloody Mess flew so well, I decided to try a built-up version, with Ultra Stik tips and feathers
42" WS, PW-51 airfoil (Airfoil tools)
3530-1200 Kv motor
9x4.5 APC-E
17gr MG digital servos
Admiral 8 channel receiver
60 A ESC with 5V/5A BEC
2600 mah 60C 4S battery
Posted by Old_Pilot | Yesterday @ 12:04 PM | 5,714 Views
New toy..HP DesignJet T 520 36" wide roll feed plotter. A friend of mine inherited 5 of them from a guy that repairs copiers, plotters, etc.....SCORE !....Hooked it up last night ...ordered new ink cartridges. Now I can plot what I want, when I want it, and not have to pay OfficeMax/Kinkos a king's ransom per sheet
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Yesterday @ 07:17 AM | 6,629 Views
After a wait for some good weather, my Albatross profile control liner flys at Breezy Hill.

This is a demonstrator kit, built by Stan Fronabarger at Vintage Performance Model Airplanes. He also markets a Newport fighter of the same size in case you want an antagonist for your German Fighter.

This model is flying behind a Fox .35 Stunt, on 60 feet of 85lb Spiderwire, and is relatively fast on that combination...having no trouble packing its two GoPro cameras around the Crop Circle at Breezy Hill.

The Albatross Flys! (3 min 12 sec)
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Posted by solentlife | Yesterday @ 07:16 AM | 6,548 Views
Not so long ago - the likes of Hobby King and similar had budget as well as more expensive gear. We all break props .. need wheels ... etc. etc.

But now you go online and its hard to find those items we took for granted ... or the shipping is just crazy.

I need 4.1 x 4.1 R props as pusher ... HK had loads of these and similar but now ??? Nothing.

I found APC style on another site - but for ONE prop - they wanted $17 shipping .............

In the end AliExpress came up with what I wanted but still not exactly budget priced.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 04:50 AM | 7,010 Views
🧐Yep Les Amis,
Une ENNNORME FRUSTRATION !!! J'en attendais tellement de ce nouveau cinewhoop d'HGLRC, le VEYRON35 CR Pusher ! Je le trouve superbe, très bien conçu et notre premier test en vol à vue était réellement prometteur. Puis, les dieux du FPV en ont décidé autrement ! LOL. Sans aucune raison ou modification, du jour au lendemain, le problème est apparu... Nous avons tout vérifié bien sur, du hardware au firmware, sans succès. Après un échange avec HGLRC sur ce souci, Eric me renvoie donc une frame et une carte de vol car pour lui, c'est un défaut du gyro. Donc nous testerons à nouveau bien sur ce superbe engin qui le mérite selon moi. HGLRC est un constructeur sérieux et à l'écoute donc nous ne lui en tiendrons pas rigueur même si ce jour là, la déception était au RDV ... Prenez soin de vous (et des autres) et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

VEYRON35 CR Pusher - Review presqueTest presque Démo - Quand tout va de travers !!! (24 min 18 sec)

🧐NOTATAZ : ?/20 On va creuser ... Certainement un souci de Gyro, à suivre ...

- HGLRC VEYRON 35 CR Pusher Analogique :
- HGLRC VEYRON 35 CR Pusher Numérique :
- Hélices 3.5" 5 pales :
- Lipo 4S 1300mAh recommandées :
- Chargeur conseillé pour lipos :

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Posted by lawrence4 | Yesterday @ 04:34 AM | 7,107 Views
Balsa PYTH700
Airfoil FAD04
C.G 138mm
Wingspan 700mm
Length 428mm
Height 120mm
Weight 243g
Motor EMAX 1804 2480kV
BEC Matek micro 5V 1.5A
Receiver dsm2 6ch
Servo DUALSKY AS55 6g x 2
Propeller 5030
Battery dualsky 3S 550mAh

Maiden Flight:
Balsa PYTH 700 Maiden Flight Catch (9 min 22 sec)

Original design depron version:

Build log photo:

Build log video:
Turn depron Pyth700 to balsa Pyth710 (0 min 55 sec)
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Posted by Chris DA | Yesterday @ 02:57 AM | 7,265 Views
Here some videos of my models and others
Posted by a filos | Oct 26, 2021 @ 11:28 PM | 7,984 Views
Simple and very strong wing joiner made in a couple of minutes. It's very easy to align, fix the dihedral and complete the perfect fit as you work around the joiner....Continue Reading
Posted by Miami Mike | Oct 26, 2021 @ 09:26 PM | 8,539 Views

A full-scale sailplane pilot told me that the yaw string is the most important instrument in a sailplane. It's hard to believe that it's more important than the airspeed indicator, altimeter, or vario, but he was very clear that the yaw string is important, even though it's just a piece of yarn taped to the canopy. Apparently without a yaw string it's hard for a pilot to tell if his glider is making a coordinated turn, meaning that the fuselage is aligned for minimum drag as the plane turns or circles. So if it's difficult for a pilot sitting in the cockpit then it seems reasonable that it would be difficult for an R/C glider pilot on ground. The yaw sensor is meant to serve as the equivalent of a yaw string for radio-controlled sailplanes.

This is a project that I started a couple of years ago but didn't do much with it until recently. It works with OpenTX / EdgeTX radios and telemetry receivers. A voltage sensor is required, such as the AIN2 input that many FrSky receivers have. When working in conjunction with a Lua script it will produce beeps to indicate how far from center the fuselage is aligned and in which direction. An adjustable "window of silence" stops the beeps when the sensor is aligned with the fuselage.

Next: Building a Yaw Sensor

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Posted by UpNup | Oct 26, 2021 @ 08:51 PM | 8,418 Views
Each build has its own needs, but here are some essentials for anyone building balsa scale models.

Hobby knife, microsaw, metal straight edge, scissors, rotary tool, screwdrivers, level, drill, and also cutting mat, sanding blocks, Titebond II, CA, straight pins, adjustable light, and a work bench.

As an addendum, let me add some items essential for some but not all:
:: an 800 watt soldering iron was essential for landing gear. I got it for only $10 from a lady who worked on stained glass
:: canopy glue is incredible stuff
:: an iron for Monokote
:: CorrisionX for float planes

Whew! What did I miss?
Posted by Quinnyperks | Oct 26, 2021 @ 07:51 PM | 8,628 Views
selling lots of parts, engines, servos to clean out the collection and to save up to build a new workshop.