Posted by slomofoe | Sep 02, 2019 @ 08:23 AM | 968 Views
It was a good day at the field, winds were a little strong at 15 km. We never get 0 winds in Ontario so if I want to fly I have to deal with winds of 10 to 20 km. any more than that and I'm just asking for a crash and repairs. But managed to fly all day and take my plane home in one piece. Lots of good footage from the run cam 2. Very impressed with that camera's picture quality and price.
For most of the day I just practiced take offs and landings in the wind. I can handle a steady wind, but gusts can come at all the wrong times. Over all, it was a good day with friends, and that's worth all the bashing and crashing.
Some times I think I have too many planes. After all I can only fly one at a time. But I do like the way each handles and fly. I like them all for different flight conditions and handling. The timber is steady, the cub is almost a glider with the full wing, the mini pulse is a bullet, the opterra is a blast to feel the rush of being in the cockpit. I'd like to put FPV in all of them.
It's raining today so I'll work on the giant scale corsair from top flight. I have most of it ready to cover, I just need to get the flaps to move and work in unison because they are in three pieces. All other surfaces work nice, rudder, elevator, ailerons, retracts, It's still a long way from first flight but it keeps me busy and out of the rain and out of trouble.
Wishing you all a good day and soft landings.
Posted by nagas | Sep 02, 2019 @ 06:41 AM | 1,018 Views
The Mil Mi-24 (Russian: Миль Ми-24; NATO reporting name: Hind) called the Crocodile by the Russians is a large helicopter gunship, attack helicopter and low-capacity troop transport with room for eight passenger. It is produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and has been operated since 1972 by the Soviet Air Force and its successors, along with 48 other nations (Wikipedia).

Model by Helijah for the sim FlightGear.

Twenty different colour schemes are available, some examples below. These will be available via Dropbox as the zip file is too large to post here.

Also for the first time, proper chopper sounds are available for copters in Phoenix. I just love that "wap wap" sound they make!

The files can be downloaded here.
Posted by ingsouta | Sep 02, 2019 @ 06:01 AM | 894 Views
Hi guys,
I have one question. I have the corelessCW motor, which has only 2 wires. How esc can I use?
Thanks,
Ivan
Posted by RADIOLINKRC | Sep 02, 2019 @ 05:39 AM | 894 Views
Check if the antennas of transmitter and receiver are damaged, especially the ones on receiver. The silver part at the front of the antenna is the most important as its the feeder line.
If the feeder line is damaged, keep flying will cause the unstable internal current which weaken the signal.

Check the RSSI value.
① Power on the transmitter and receiver with both antennas parallel and straight and within the distance of 30cm. (as picture attached below)
② Then check the RSSI value. Range between 0~-30dBM is normal and if the value gets closer to 0, the signal is stronger. If the value is between -30~-90, signal is not good and the control distance would be limited.

Check the flight environment of the antennas are all right and RSSI value is normal within the range
① Check if there is electricity substation or high voltage cable or wifi nearby.
② Check if the antenna of tansmitter and receiver is damaged or welded joint
③ Installation: try not get the receiver close to ESC/galvanometer/ metal part of the flight
④ Let the end of the receiver antenna drooped and out to avoid the signal being blocked by the flight frame.
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Sep 02, 2019 @ 02:47 AM | 1,023 Views
Modular design, compact and logical layout , maximizing interior spacing.
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Sep 02, 2019 @ 02:45 AM | 952 Views
GR1 1:5 4WD REAR AXLE TRUCK (0 min 42 sec)


The gear system is scientifically calculated and rationally designed. greatly reduce the motor, ESC load, and improve the stability of electronic equipment.
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Sep 02, 2019 @ 02:43 AM | 839 Views
Fully enclosed receiver box, provide better protection towards water and muddy conditions.
Posted by phyngineer | Sep 01, 2019 @ 10:51 PM | 915 Views
A large part of the debugging work of the drone is the debugging of flight control parameters. The generalized flight control parameters include guidance, navigation, control law and adjustable parameters in various control strategies. The general flight control has hundreds of parameters that require human debugging, and some even hundreds of thousands. As the basis of drone control, attitude control is the first to be the first to debug the UAV flight test. Of course, the navigation parameters and the vibration analysis of our previous PX4 combat are definitely before the debugging posture. Better state.

The attitude parameter debugging method we are going to talk about today is for the most widely used cascade PID controller. In the attitude control, the controller based on the time-scale separation hypothesis is generally divided into inner and outer ring structures, and the inner ring controls the attitude angle. Rate, outer ring controls the attitude angle. The separation of time scales means that the inner loop responds much faster than the outer loop, so the inner loop response can follow the expectations given by the outer loop in a short period of time. The P (outer ring)-PID (inner ring) type structure used in PX4 is designed in this way. The design of the control law for attitude control will be discussed later and will be described separately for the Euler angle and the quaternion. Discussion. Today we will talk about how the parameters of the P-PID inner and
...Continue Reading
Posted by corsair2014 | Sep 01, 2019 @ 10:42 PM | 880 Views
So yeah... I'm a bit late to the mini-quad game. Last time I was really building multirotors, the standard size was a 450mm quad...

Anyways, I snagged this little guy to get in some practice before I attempt to destroy my Gopro Hero 7 on a quad that I can't really handle And man, this thing is FUN! People told me these micro 'CineWhoops' were underpowered, so I can't imagine what a proper 3" freestyle setup is going to be like because this thing blew me away! Plenty of power for me right now and my twitchy thumbs. Only problem I have noticed thus far is in dives I do regularly get washout, causing the quad to suddenly yaw-spin when I pull out of the dive. I suppose that is just a limitation of these little beasts, so I will learn to fly around it.

Here is a (mostly) raw clip at the end of my first day flying an FPV quad. I am hooked



End of the Beginning // Beta85x HD CineWhoop (3 min 36 sec)




P.S. Follow me on Instagram to see edited clips and more info on my adventures
www.instagram.com/highlydistracted/

Posted by Hobby Details | Sep 01, 2019 @ 08:18 PM | 974 Views
Guard Fender A for SCX10 II, 90046, 90047 1pcs
Wholesale Price please PM or contact me at: [email protected]
Posted by old4570 | Sep 01, 2019 @ 06:50 PM | 1,204 Views


So what interested me in the Invader flying wing .. ?

First there was price , $66 Bananas . $44.40 Green Backs
Second , the Rx ...
It looks to be a 3ch job and takes regular servo plugs .. ( Yes the Invader has servos in the wing )
Also it has a inbuilt ESC for brushed motors .. So the Rx itself looks to be interesting ( has a afterlife )
Just wondering what protocol the Invader runs , Rx has a bind button .
Third , it be RTF ...

So , is it all good , bad or ugly ?
I guess thats whats interesting , what ?

Part 2
Posted by Justapoke | Sep 01, 2019 @ 04:40 PM | 1,331 Views
THE Ultimate .. Goggles Battery Pack [Suprisingly Good / Suprisingly Cheap]

After using a few different FPV goggles, and different batterys I've found myself on the search for the best battery pack possible.


--
I've started out in FPV with the Quanum box goggles and FPV monitors varying from 7 to 10 inches in size, and used regular lipo's for them.

My first "real" goggles where the low budget Eachine EV100 goggles, I liked the EV100 and EV200D batterys, but did not like the short run time / price.
Later I upgraded to the FXT Viper goggle, and also got the Aomway Commander V1 - that I paticurly like because of the low weight.

The Viper needs a fairly large / heavy pack to get the unique box style type goggles to balance, so I bought the Fat Shark 18650 battery pack.
At that time I had the idea that would be the best battery pack possible, I already used 18650 Li-on batterys so while I found the Fat Shark holder fairly expensive I went ahead and started using it.

However I was still not that happy with it. It's a bit hard to push it in the Viper strap, I can't even use the battery indicator properly and for the Aomway I've found it way to large and heavy to my licking. Also the 18650 pack is not always that conveniant to charge.

Than I found these Quanum 2S 1500mAh Head Set batterys on Hobbyking, these works rather well on my Aomway, easy to strap on and fairly cheap to obtain a few. Runtime still not that great however, I've found myself...Continue Reading
Posted by jetpilotrich | Sep 01, 2019 @ 02:09 PM | 1,062 Views
Want to fly your Freewing F-14 Tomcat off of grass? This is your upgrade! While not for the faint of heart, this upgrade seriously improves the strength of the landing gear mounts for routine grass field operations & will improve the ruggedness & capability of the gear mounts to absorb harder landings!

FREEWING 80mm F-14 TOMCAT Grass Field Gear UPGRADES By: RCINFORMER (53 min 51 sec)

Posted by UpNup | Sep 01, 2019 @ 01:26 PM | 1,121 Views
This balsa cowl was made for a P-51B from plans (Aerofred). I had seen lots of videos on how to make a plastic cowl using liter bottles. Several builders encouraged me to haul off and buy a $25-$40 fiberglass cowl online. What?! However, I wanted a lightweight wood cowl that I could make. It took about 10 hours, but I used materials I already had on hand, so technically it was a savings. And it won't take me nearly as long next time.

Needed:
Rare Earth Magnets (from Harbor Freight)
1/8" X 1/8" stringers (mine were basswood)
1/8" balsa sheet at least 3" wide
F1 and F2 formers from 1/8" basswood light ply
glue / epoxy -- I used Extreme Power medium CA and Titebond II
You need to have your motor on hand to get the measurements and centering correct -- I used a Great Planes Mount and a Rimfire .46 motor

Context: This balsa cowl will go with a P-51B-D. (A has the guns on top.)

Tips to watch as you go through it.

1. Make F1 and F2 first. Get them glued with balsa between them. My plans called for 3/8", so that meant three 1/8" sheet balsa glued together.
2. Cut out a full-size F3 on the fuse and your front 1/8" balsa should be 1/8" smaller all around than F2. You'll want to sheet/plank the former to blend with the angle on the F2. Cut 1/8" notches about 1" apart all around the formers.
3. Tack glue temporary guides inside the rear and front ends. By tack, I'm talking a tiny drop of CA near the motor...Continue Reading
Posted by Rob Knox | Sep 01, 2019 @ 07:40 AM | 1,071 Views
Since my last post, a great deal has occurred.
My family has now moved down to join me, and my flying rate remains quite high.
My mate Garry and I have restored a model SE5a.
The model was built by an old guy who finish the model but he never flew it.
He got sick and passed away. Over the subsequent years, about 9 or 10, the model remained in his garage, where is was damaged quite badly and gathered dust, until I found it in late May.
Gazz and I, mostly Gazz, repaired the model, and finally maidened this beautiful plane.
She is very heavy, not sure exactly how heavy because I havent put her on the scales yet, but, just guessing, Id have to say about 5kg. This is very heavy for a model with a wingspan of just 1.5m.
Weve installed a 580kv motor with a 100amp speedie.
To balance her, we had to put 300 grams into the nose under the engine cowl.
Ill let the photos tell the rest of the story.
She is a handful to fly, and particularly land, but, a satisfying challenge. She now has 8 flights on her.
Oh, as a side note, I have phoned his widow and told her the model has flown and sent her pics of the model in the air.
Old Betty was genuinely thrilled....Continue Reading
Posted by ingsouta | Sep 01, 2019 @ 03:40 AM | 980 Views
Hi guys,
I am novice here (73 years) and I have the question. I am building SpaceWalker mini rc plane. I have the Flysky FS-i6X i6X 10CH 2.4GHz AFHDS 2A RC Transmitter. For my plane I need buy the Oversky MXL-RX62H V2 Receiver Integrated with Dual Servo for Frsky DSMX DMS2 FUTABA SFHSS - DSMX/DMS2.
My question. Can I use these structure? Can this receiver understand this transmitter?
Thanks for yours ansvers.
Ivan
Posted by jack charrin | Sep 01, 2019 @ 12:34 AM | 893 Views
Want to say hi to everyone in the boat RC model circle and find other like minded groups here inaustin, tx.
My name is jack, have been a boat model afficinado (sp?) for 50 years or more, probably since high school 1957.
I am currently detailing the "Weisel" RC german patrol boat that I have owned since the 1960's purchase in 1965 while stationed in Germany.
I found the kit in the World's best boat and plane model shop, La Source des Inventions in Paris, France.
In the early 90's I had the boat in the water with one large graupner motor driving 3 props through a transmission. Found it was slow and low power to turn in
choppy lakes. So in 1994 was on a trip to France and went to the La Source in Paris where I had purchased the Weisel boat kit. They recommended using 3 Speed 600 motors which are now installed. Hope to find an RC boat club here in austin, tx with whom I can have access to local water sites.
Here is to happy boat RC greetings. jack charrin
Posted by old4570 | Sep 01, 2019 @ 12:33 AM | 1,019 Views
The Depron Powered R4 DLG is moving forward .

Wing post and nose cone are done .
I just need to use some laminating film on the nose cone for a final weight .

Then I can move the wing post ( slides on the carbon boom ' at the moment ' ( ATM ) for CG .
So some ironing , and then some gluing . And the R4 should be cooking !



2nd 450x wing is in limbo right now as the 1103 motor did not work ...
So more waiting for a refund and the purchase of a new motor .
Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 31, 2019 @ 07:11 PM | 904 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WwbbWcjrmA

Yep! 100 Flights on this Micro Parkjet!
Another milestone for this fun little Parkjet ;-)

Finally some calmer wind to fly in ;-)
Wind this morning was only 3-5mph, Yeah!

The skill level needed for this Micro Parkjet is Intermediate to Advanced.
Intermediate setup is a 2S Power System with 10 points more Dual-Rate than on a 3S Setup.
Advanced setup is a 3S Power System.
It's very docile on a 2S Power System, Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

The "Glue & Fly Series" F22 Micro V1 Plans are available for Patrons & Subscribers!
To get a copy of the Plans send and email to [email protected]
In the Subject enter: "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Micro V1 Plans
I will send them to you via email as soon as I can.

Here are links to the components:

Racerstar Racing Edition BR1407 3500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

Emax ES9251Ⅱ Upgrade Version 2.5g Plastic Micro Digital Servo
https://www.banggood.com/Emax-ES9251...47791920140372

TURNIGY Plush 10amp Speed Controller w/BEC
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=7704831703

GemFan Bull Nose 3545 GRP/Nylon Propellers CW/CCW Set Green (2 pairs)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/gemfan-b...asc=4386980317

Turnigy nano-tech 460mah 2S 25~40C Lipo
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=4415089965

Turnigy nano-tech 450mAh 3S 65C Lipo (E-flite Compatible Blade 180CFX EFLB4503SJ30)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-..._asc=251133636

OrangeRx R610V2 Lite DSM2 Compatible 6CH 2.4GHz Receiver w/CPPM (Version 2)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/orangerx...asc=5700704759


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups

https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=754189
Posted by JohnVH | Aug 31, 2019 @ 02:22 PM | 1,022 Views