Posted by old4570 | Sep 15, 2019 @ 10:07 PM | 509 Views
Yes , you know your getting old when FUN hurts ! ( My achy breaky body )

Its windy as all outdoors again , so what to do except window shop ( maybe spend some money ) .

Picture 1

Another Lipo powered FF glider , yes I had to buy it !

Picture 2

3D printed motor glider ( glider ? ) . No I didn't buy it , but available out of the USA on Ebay . Looks interesting .

With this windy weather , I should move on some projects ( but my body hurts ) . Hmmmm
I have that 1 meter glider , and the Tx & Rx from the Invader , + some brushed motors that should work with folding props .

Brushless 1s ESC
Yes , I want some ..
With all these new quad motors that can run 1s , you need a 1s ESC = Came today ( Yes I got this one for myself )

Hmmm , yes I want a brushless 450x wing that runs 1s ...
There is a video on youtube , a 450x wing running on a single 18650 . ( ??????? ) Not sure I like the weight !

But still !
Posted by TinkleWid | Sep 15, 2019 @ 06:24 PM | 531 Views
Found another great new spot for some close proximity fpv flying. It gave me a chance to test out the Lumenier AXII Long Range Antenna on my goggles for penetration. There were far too many people around to test long range today but the new long antenna is a great improvement over the stock anttenna, especially as I sit down to fly.

NEW Lumenier AXII Long Range:

Caddx Turtle V2 on Armattan Gecko 3 with New Antenna Lumenier AXII Long Range | NO TOOTHPICK FRAME (2 min 54 sec)

Waterproof Transmitter Beam Port Bag

Equipment Used (3 inch build): sub 250g quad
Armattan Gecko 3:
Caddx Ratel Starlight Camera:
Caddx Turtle v2:
Receiver to replace bulky HGLRC TX20 VTX:
NEW Lumenier AXII Long Range:
Gemfan 3052
XM+ :
VRD2 Pro Goggles:
Brotherhobby Tornado T1 1407 4100KV
Acehe 850mAh 4S 75C-150C LiPo Battery - bought in the UK
TPU Mount for the Caddx Turtle:
Thingyverse Mount for Caddx Turtle:
GoPro replacement M12 Lens (less fisheye):
Jumper T8SG
VTX03S (UK Warehouse)

Not Used: (spare kit)
ND Filters (ND8) for Caddx Ratel
HGLRC Flame: 1407 motors:
Lipo Tattu 850 4S:-

The Caddx Ratel allows a live FPV feed and a the Caddx Turtle v2 records the HD DVR, without the weight of a heavy HD GoPro. The Turtle V2 brings no real improvements over the original version apart from the awful sound.
Posted by UpNup | Sep 15, 2019 @ 05:48 PM | 512 Views
Piecing together a canopy has been interesting. The acetate has to be curved. Fastening “glass” to the ply formers has been a challenge.

I started with cardboard cutouts. I had an old cowl that was perfectly curved. It also handles the heat from my heat gun.

Glues wouldn’t stick. I found that CA provided a strong surface. I used double-sided clear tape. It’s an experiment right now. However, I like the acetate the im using. Keeping the inside clean will be important.
Posted by Dude Nurse | Sep 15, 2019 @ 04:44 PM | 540 Views
OK just received mine. Looks like the FTr16 receiver might be complicated. I saw a lot of threads where all any one wanted to do was complain. Change is good, and acceptance can save you money and reduce stress. So I say the PL18 probably saved me anywhere from 200 to 800 dollars. I like the lipo internal for multiple reasons, like it makes me ensure I don't be lazy and not charge, it can last up to 8 hours of fly time and most likely will, can be charged wirelessly and Micro USB so if I'm weak enough to not charge before I go to the field and even forget my Micro USB cord and remember to bring the wireless unit I can still charge. I fly airplanes, helis and am building a hex copter and am willing to bet that I will be able to use it for my hovercraft and my PT 109. It feels great in my hands, it warns me of errors I am making before I cause myself problems, tells me the battery left on both Tx and Rx with a simple graphic representation. And I still haven't found out a minuscule fraction of the capabilities available. If you are scared to buy one, download the operators manual and quick start guides and learn about it before you sell it short. It looks like the racing receiver is a bit complicated, but because I build from balsa plywood basswood and plans, I'm sure I will enjoy the challenge. Came to me from Hong Kong in about 10 days. Can't wait to launch my hex with this radidio.
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 15, 2019 @ 12:47 PM | 633 Views
Halloa people

sooo yes.. SJcam has itself a new action camera, and in case you don't know SJcam: they are one of the less costly alternatives to Gopro camera's..
I ordered one in pre-sale and received it last week.. Time to do some tests with it!

link to the camera: SJcam SJ9 Strike - 4K action camera

First test I've been doing is microphone / vlogging tests:

Vlogging tests with SJCAM's new Flagship 4K Action Camera - SJ9 Strike Review P.1 (7 min 26 sec)

the external microphone I used:

Playlist with Unedited video's:

shape: classic Gopro shape
max video res: 4K at 60 fps
max frame rate:
video codec: MP4 H.264 or H.265 - user selectable
max photo res: 12 MP - 4000x3000
field of view:
max CF card size: 128 GB - (I would suggest an U3 card)
microphone: dual / stereo
external microphone: Yes, via USB-C
gyro stabi: Yes, up to 4K 30 fps
WIFI config option: Yes
battery: 1300mah Lion
max recording time: +/- 2 hours at 1080P 60 fps
viewfinder screen: Yes
touch-screen: Yes
second (front) screen: Yes
usb-type: USB-C
water proof: Yes up to 10 meters without extra case
Posted by HangerJake | Sep 15, 2019 @ 11:29 AM | 705 Views
Greetings. Just got a Dumas Gipsy Moth for my birthday. I decided that since there is not too much info on this particular kit from Dumas that I’ll start a build thread. I intend to design the plane to be a a 4 channel with ailerons. Unlike the Trittle Tiger Moth the Gipsy is a little smaller and instructions do not include how to make it RC. With 30” to play with, I think there’s plenty of room for a wide variety of options.
• I’m going with the lightweight PICO GWS radio that I had in my GWS Tiger Moth (Yes I love Tiger Moths)
• Considering going with a brushless BL250 for power... probably almost too much but it flies the Trittle Moth with plenty of power!
Posted by Reckless_fpv | Sep 15, 2019 @ 10:04 AM | 533 Views
Posted by hifinsword | Sep 15, 2019 @ 07:20 AM | 687 Views
Anyone interested in the Freewing F/A-18C 90mm EDF should post questions for it on the MotionRC forum here:
"Freewing 90mm F/A-18C 90mm EDF Jet - Official Thread"

I bought the PNP model from MotionRC in the Blue Angels livery. My maiden flight is posted below.

4th of July 2019, Freewing F-18C maiden flight (3 min 57 sec)

It is the fastest, and prettiest model I have owned. It gets a lot of positive comments when people see it.


Freewing F/A-18C Hornet 90mm 9-blade EDF Jet PNP
Wing Span 1034mm / 40.7in
Length 1500mm / 59.05in
Weight 2640g ? /5.?lbs 93.12oz empty - not confirmed yet
Airframe material - EPO
Retracts - Trailing Links w/oleo
Power - 22.2V 6S 5-6k mAh
ESC - 130A 5V/8A UBEC
Motor - 3748-1750Kv BL OUTRUNNER Motor
Fan - 9 blade
Hinges - All Nylon, Plastic split flaps
Lights - Nose Wheel landing light, top center blinking LED, port & starboard RED/GREEN LEDs
Servos 7x 9g Servos - 2 AIL, 2 FLP, 2 RUD, 1 Steering; 2x 17g ELE Servos
Tires - Front tires 2in, Rear tires 2.5in
Cheater Vent


Where to buy. There are 4 models available as of July 2019. They can be found HERE. There is a PNP model and an ARF model, in a base gray color and the BLUE ANGELS livery. PNP models are $479. ARF models are $379.

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Posted by Kmot | Sep 14, 2019 @ 11:01 PM | 773 Views
Today, I converted a Hewlett Packard 500W PSU to a 12V DC bench top power supply to use with RC battery chargers. I cut off 53 wires and 10 connectors. I grouped like wires together and then covered them with heat shrink tubing. I soldered 6 12V leads and 6 ground leads each in parallel. I soldered the power on signal wires together so that the power supply turns on when plugged into 120V AC. When I was finished I connected my Turnigy quad charger to the converted PSU and the charger lit up and then I charged a 2200 3S LiPo at 8.36 amps. Pretty cool.
Posted by xplaneguy | Sep 14, 2019 @ 06:54 PM | 839 Views
This morning, I had the rare privilege to hold and photograph Carl Goldberg's personal Gentle Lady. Yes, this bird was built and flown by Carl of my model aviation heroes! The Gentle Lady debuted back in 1980.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 14, 2019 @ 12:23 PM | 844 Views

Here is a link to the Video:

I still have the RacerStar SIC 2207 2688kv Motor installed for this Flight Session.
This is the 2nd Flight Session with the new Landing Skid System and so far so good ;-)

Here are links to the components:

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Links to Products we Review and Test. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Racerstar SIC 2207 1888KV 2388KV 2688KV Brushless Motor - 2688KV

Racerstar 2508 BR2508S Green Edition 1275KV 1772KV 2522KV Brushless Motor - 2522KV

Racerstar BR2406S Green Edition 2600KV 2-4S Brushless Motor

Racerstar RS30A Lite 30A Blheli_S BB1 2-4S Brushless OPTO ESC (Converted | Primary)

DC-DC Converter Step Down Module UBEC 3A 5V (5V Version needed for Conversion of OPTO ESC)

Favourite FVT Swallow Series 30A 2-4S Brushless ESC With 5V 3A BEC For RC Airplane (Alternate)

***You need a receiver to match your transmitter protocol (this receiver matches my transmitter protocol - DSM2/DSMX)
iRangeX RM601 2.4G 7CH Micro DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver With PPM Output - with pin
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Posted by Joe Pierson | Sep 14, 2019 @ 12:07 PM | 872 Views
This is my New 1951 Flying Wing Build, wingspan is 55" Flying weight is 11oz.! Has 2 cell 600 Lipo and Elevaons.
Posted by CGordon | Sep 14, 2019 @ 11:24 AM | 883 Views
Continuing the experiments for using carbon tow stretched across a truss shape, this is a very early result for a fuselage side for my 24" Telemaster.

I used 1K tow, about 10ft, and wound it through the nails, doubling up in some places. With 1K, if you were organized you could come up with a winding pattern that reinforces areas according to the need.

As a first test, I was nearly sure that 1K would be a joke. But it might just work. The structure is stiffer than I expected and not a noodle. I do have commercial .010" rod and the cured tow isn't too far off the mark for stiffness. I used a tapered, stretched piece of heat-shrink to compress and round the tow.

I was going to do a 3K test next but instead I'm going to repeat it with 1K so I can assemble a full fuselage and get a feel for the handling characteristics. If it proves viable I'll need to keep practicing to improve my skills. This section was unglued in 7 points and needed CA . The points that did bond successfully are quite good and are "free" from a weight perspective.

All in all this has been a fun start.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Sep 14, 2019 @ 05:10 AM | 1,023 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Deux journées bien remplies !!! Comme l'année dernière, à la date anniversaire de la création du groupe Les Tazoux, Arrow FPV (Fabien ou Fab Crashman ) est passé par chez moi pour 2 jours intenses en mode détente. Pour l'occasion, on a sorti "un peu" de matos pour vous partager quelques images très diversifiées : Du Racer, De la prise de vue, Du vol à vue, De la voiture ... et un peu de bla bla ! J'éspère que cette petite vidéo, qui change un peu des habitudes, vous plaira . Bon Film et bonne détente à tous ...

FIMI Racer Voiture - Multi-tests en mode détente - Le pèlerinage d'Arrow FPV ! (28 min 24 sec)

Bon Anniv Les Tazoux !

- Si Vous voulez aider la chaîne avec un don (tous les dons servent à alimenter les vidéos en produits ou matériel ):

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- Eachine Wizard X220HV 6S RTF ( COUPON BGCC220HV ) :
- Eachine Wizard X220HV 6S BNF ( COUPON AFfbG10 ) :
- TYRO129 ( COUPON BGEUty129 ) :
- Masque FPV Hawkeye Little Pilot :
- Eachine Tyro69 105mm ( COUPON BGEUty69 ) 54€ :
- iFlight Nazgul5 ( COUPON AFfbG10 ) 150€ :
- iFlight Cidora SL5 ( site iFlight ) : Reading
Posted by old4570 | Sep 14, 2019 @ 03:10 AM | 1,076 Views
Ok , there was some wind !
Otherwise it was a real DLG deal of a day !

I took my modified whip to the park ..
Even played in a few thermals when the wind backed off !
I am so tired , man I was there for a while .

That wind was playing with me , but when it eased off I was able to keep the Whip in the rising air . Unfortunately the sink hole tends to live up to its name and when the lift vanished the air became sink and the whip came down like a lead balloon .

There was just enough lift to tease me for quite some time ( keep me on the hook ) .
For better days !

Still , a good day at the park with just a tempting amount of thermal action .
Posted by Blaze0021 | Sep 14, 2019 @ 01:31 AM | 1,034 Views
In 1080p 60fps - A flight with my Force RC F/A-18 Blue Angels V2 64mm EDF Jet.

Force RC F/A-18 Blue Angels V2 64mm EDF Jet Performance Flight (4 min 5 sec)

"Does the color of the sky mean anything special to you? It does to me.. a hell of a lot. When I close my eyes, the sky in my dreams.. is a deep, dark blue.


1) Hitec Energy Sport 40-Amp ESC w/ 2-Amp SBEC (Replaced defective stock 40-Amp ESC).
3) Custom-painted Freewing F/A-18 64mm EDF Jet Wingtip Pylons.
4) Minwax Semi-Gloss Finish Polycrylic Spray Coated Airframe.


Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver (LM0033)
Rates Used: 93% Aileron with 24% Expo / 90% Elevator with 30% Expo / 100% Steering with 6% Expo
Control Rod Placement: Outer holes on both Servo and Horn ends.
Center of Gravity: 63mm back from the leading edge of the main wing
Battery: Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C Lipo
Throttle Timer: 3:40 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 3 Minute(s), 20 Second(s)
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.15 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (~3.79 Volts / Cell) at 29%


Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Brad L.
Music: "Faceless Soldier" - Ace Combat 7 Original Soundtrack

Thanks for watching!