Posted by navigator2011 | Today @ 02:04 PM | 127 Views
One of the great downsides to owning a Blade Nano S2 are the dampeners that sit on the lower canopy posts and support the receiver board. The canopy posts are prone to breaking in crashes; even minor crashes. Once a lower canopy post breaks off the frame, the board is no longer effectively supported and can wiggle around inside the canopy. This can make the Nano S2 quite a bit more challenging to fly as it flops around in the air! And, once two canopy posts are broken, you can forget about flying the Nano S2 until a new frame is installed. Many times, I've been able to extend the flying life of my Nano S2 by manipulating a paperclip to resemble missing canopy posts, but it's a serious pain!

Another problem is that the dampeners tend to tear loose from the board, owing to their super pliable nature. Once again, this leaves the board free to flop around unsupported inside the canopy. It's not that replacing a dampener isn't easy; it is easy, just slide a new dampener onto the canopy post and coax the rubber through the hole in the board. Done! The problem is Horizon Hobby only sells new dampeners with a replacement board, for $70 before tax, shipping and handling! I hope this policy changes soon. There's no way I'm going to buy a new board to simply replace a torn piece of rubber.

In a previous write-up, I talked about using sewing thread to fasten a torn dampener to the board. Sure, that works, but not all that well. The sewing approach tends to push the...Continue Reading
Posted by Frogster7 | Today @ 11:28 AM | 347 Views
Get your Fly on :-) Lady Esther. She's pretty fly. Happy Wednesday! 😁

Posted by CRCJA | Today @ 09:19 AM | 515 Views
I was allowed to fly the prototype L-39 from Global Jet Club at the Best in the West Jet Rally, basically I picked up the jet on Wednesday night, out it together in the Hotel at night and fly it the next morning before the official start of the event.

This was accomplish because the Aerofoam jets come complete with all servos, lights, retracts, wheels, brakes etc. All installed and ready for you, all you provide is your own Turbine, Receiver and batteries. The hard part for me is was that I would be in charge of figuring out the CG and control throws for this Jet and then pass on the information to the factory. No pressure

I managed to get 14 flights that weekend, I am not going to say they where all uneventfull, but only had problems with the landing gear doors. The power to the retracts and doors is cut off about 3 to 5 seconds after retracting and the main landing gear doors would free fall down and I would think the gear was stuck. This could be solved by replacing the landing gear door digital servos with analog ones which was passed on to the factory. Remember this is the prototype and I am the only one with it at this time.

The build begins and ends with you installing the nose cone to the L-39 . The Jet comes in two pieces and it's a simple 4 bolt installation. I consider that the end of build process and the mounting begins with that. The Turbine, RX and batteries are mounted....Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 05:02 AM | 751 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Bon ba j'ai plus qu'à revendre mes EV200D ! lol ... Yacine, mon Testeur Officiel de lunettes, et moi, testons aujourd'hui les SKYZONE SKYO30 OLED ... Ayant entendu tellement de choses positives sur ces nouvelles lunettes, j'ai voulu les comparer aux EV200D que j'adore. Et bien je n'ai pas été déçu ! La qualité est au rendez vous. La pureté de l'image, l'ergonomie, le confort, tout est là pour vous apporter de nouvelles sensations et enfin découvrir la différence de qualité entre les caméras FPV . Couplées avec la Caddx Ratel ou la Tarsier par exemple, on a presque un rendu HD devant les yeux ! Je pourrais en dire beaucoup plus ici mais je préfère vous laisser regarder la vidéo pour ressentir nos sensations. Bon Film à tous et Bon vol ...

SKYZONE SKYO30 OLED - Review Test Démo - Les meilleures du marché ! (38 min 0 sec)

NOTATAZ : 19/20 à 300€ j'aurais mis un 20/20 !!!

Niveau : Amateurs et Confirmés
Les + : Image saisissantes, Bonne réception, Confortables et légères, Ergonomie simple et rapide d'utilisation, Nombreuses options (caméra frontale, Head tracking, Audio stéréo etc ... )
Les - : Le prix peut être ? et encore, comparé aux FS HDO ....

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

Les produits vu dans la vidéo sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

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Posted by Deserteagle | Today @ 12:42 AM | 817 Views
The jello was from hitting a tree but at least now it's in 4k

Fatshark BYTE FROST HD CAMERA SYSTEM PART 2 HQ (7 min 17 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Yesterday @ 10:41 PM | 1,016 Views
Video showing first FPV close formation training session with my friend Doug Kott - flying T-28/ line of sight, with real time pilot conversation to coordinate the flight (on station at 2:00):

FPV Formation with Doug's T-28 and Pilot Comms (8 min 36 sec)

and looking back at wingman from lead plane's perspective (continuous shot from 1:52):

FPV (3 min 49 sec)
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Posted by aben71 | Yesterday @ 07:49 PM | 1,051 Views
This little r,/c should be fun

Remo Hobby No. 1635 1/16 Scale Brushless 4x4 ! (2 min 33 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 07:39 PM | 1,049 Views

DustOff Flight #14 - RC Converted Chuck Glider - Zoom! Zoom!

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2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC

EMAX Babyhawk 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo

HobbyKing HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 1.7g

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A

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Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 06:01 PM | 1,088 Views
FF Bird -
Wind has backed off , and so I tried the bird again ..
Need to tweak the foam a bit ( TE of the wings ) and it glides really well .
I was playing with it in the front yard and once tweaked it glides with very little altitude loss .

3025 Prop and 1103 - ( 450x )
Went to the park ( sink hole ) and gave it a fly ..
For launch more power is needed to get some thrust for that much needed momentum .
@ 50% throttle the 450x was struggling .. At around 75% throttle it launched very cleanly .
Once in the air and moving I was able to back the throttle to around 30% give or take some and still maintain decent speed .
I was expecting more noise , but no . Turned out to be reasonably quiet .
So this combo might fly @ 1A , I might try some throttle pre sets ( 3 position switch ) and lock the throttle at 1A and see .
I think I want a prop with more thrust though . The 3.8x3 is good , but might just load the motor too much even though the data sheet says it would be operating withing acceptable parameters . ( Cough / Cough )

Thrust Test Stand -
Waiting on motors , the motor I want to mount for prop testing is a 1106 ..
Also have a 220? on the way for larger props .
Just waiting for the stuff I ordered ( Painful ) , there are tests I want to do .

FF SU-27 -
Oh man ! This thing does not like the wind at all .
Even puffy breeze is enough to upset it .
Probably best indoors .

Yeah ! Waiting on stuff ..
Always waiting .. A watched pot never boils ?
I want my stuff !

Posted by LemonC | Yesterday @ 03:18 PM | 1,119 Views
Prework Pack (3 min 16 sec)

1550 4s 100c lipos from amazon fly really well so far!
Posted by CluelessSeller | Yesterday @ 11:19 AM | 1,401 Views

I’ve just inventoried all of the McCoy parts. I would love to sell these as a whole lot.

Part number Quanty Item name
7214 11 Sleeve Gasket
7213 5 Prop Spacer
911F 1 Con Rod
909 1 Wrist Pin
35 1 McCoy
1828 3 NV Housing
2847 3 Propeller Screw
2855 13 Front Plate
1828 11 Carb house & nut
1827 2 Jet Straight
1949 3 Prop Washer
956 7 Head Gasket
19606 7 Stunt Gasket Set
8215 2 Head Gasket
3557 4 Backplate
8115 11 Head Gasket
3555 6 Sleeve Gasket
8417 11 Gasket Set
3557 4 Backplate Gasket
2960 8 Stunt Gast Set
7127 2 Glow Plug
7218 8 Screw Set
8900 2 Fuel Control Needle Valve
126 Parts Packets in all
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 09:34 AM | 1,476 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

WIN a free Eachine RC product from Banggood by choosing & voting for which Eachine rc products you like. In this 2019 11.11 Day celebration & promotion, also known as Double 11 day, I will review and share 3 Eachine RC products with you where you can choose & vote for the products that you like and stand a chance to win it for free, so please tell me in the comments of this video what 3 of these Eachine rc products you like best and support me by voting for my reviews during this upcoming promotion, more details to follow soon.

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Double 11 Promotion Introduction - What would you choose? (2 min 30 sec)

Posted by Micubano | Yesterday @ 09:34 AM | 1,519 Views
This was a rough summer in every way except with my favorite hobby. Since this time last fall, I have built 5 Balsa ARF kits. Each one was a little different. They all took at least a month. With the latest, a PA Katana 52, I learned a few things that have me going back over my previous builds and tweaking their setups a little. I did a lot of flying with some really good people. I am currently depressed. It's OK. I know it and keep an eye on it. It's situational, started in April, and I'm not going to get into detail about it. I am out of my planes to build, but a friend was nice enough to let me build his PA Ultimate AMR this winter. That should help me get my mind off things. I am hoping to pick up another balsa kit to build during Black Friday or some other sale. Of course, I keep forgetting a friend gave me a little 3 channel Steerman balsa kit with plans to build for my son. I know I can do it, but there is one big block of wood in there that is intimidating. I have to make sure I am relaxed and ready to take it slow when I get to that part.

In the meantime, here is a video new club member at LAMs, Nate, took while I was flying earlier in the spring. It was probably one of my best flights all summer.

Precision Aerobatics Addiction - Just Having Fun (6 min 28 sec)

Posted by UnknownForces RC | Yesterday @ 08:44 AM | 1,664 Views
Easy disassembly on Ghost Rabbit GR1 (0 min 17 sec)

Spherical bearings on the trailing arms of our Ghost Rabbit GR1 are secured by snap rings which can be installed and removed without the need for snap ring pliers. We strive to keep the number of required tools for our cars low. A set of common Allen key wrenches will do for most of the disassembly on a Ghost Rabbit GR1.
Posted by PeterVRC | Yesterday @ 08:04 AM | 1,694 Views
Prusa Slicer, as its name suggests(!), is a 3D printing SLICER program.
I have used Simplify3D for a long time now, but read a bit about SLIC3R and how Pruse Slicer is based off that - but made even BETTER in many way!! So I gave it a try !!
So many features that Simplify3D does NOT have ! Important things!
It is even more intuitive and easier to use really!

So unless I find some REASON to NOT use it, this will be the Slicer of choice to use from now on !!
If you have not tried it, or use it now, then go to Prusa and GET IT !!
It is FREE........ so no excuse to not get it, and to not use it !
Posted by PeterVRC | Yesterday @ 07:51 AM | 1,701 Views
Seeing my 3D printed Tiger 1 tank is a BIG project and going to take a LONG time, I decided to BUY a tank.....
Hmmm, which tank?.....
If I am building a Tiger 1 then maybe a King Tiger? Or something else?
And what brand, and how much to spend.

How much to spend? The LEAST - that will get something actually good and WORTH having!
That mean HENG LONG brand.... and it does cover BOTH of those requirements! Cheap, and good !!

I had actually looked at these MANY times over the last years, thinking to get one but I THOUGHT that it might not be importable to Australia as it has an AIRSOFT gun in it! But I guess Airsoft 'guns' are only controlled here when they ARE GUNS - when they look like real guns and rifles.

Hmmm.... if I get a Tiger 1 then I will have a scale model to work off for the bigger one! And I like Tiger 1

It was the second cheapest. AUD$230. Versus a Panther at $200 - but the Panther is a BAD scale model, as it uses the Tiger 1 BASE.... which the full scale version was actually built from to some degree, but Heng Long used ALL of the Tiger 1 base and it ends up notably incorrect thanks to that! Thus the Tiger 1 was chosen....

When I got the tank I was AMAZED!!!
I had watched videos, and read reviews etc, but when I got it I found that it WAS all that great stuff they said and MORE when in person! They pretty well 'do' everything' you would want/expect, and VERY WELL too! With super detail and finish, quality etc.
And it is FUN to use too!!
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Posted by Reckless_fpv | Yesterday @ 07:10 AM | 1,796 Views
I know its a bit long but worth it! I managed to pull off the basement beam powerloop again and pull off a gnarly backwards roll gap! 🔥 Thanks everyone for all the support!! 🍻 🍻
Not your Average Barndo Edit! Learning how to fly Backwards! Reverse Roll Gap!! FPV Freestyle (12 min 4 sec)