Posted by Kmot | Mar 23, 2019 @ 06:56 PM | 9,071 Views
I flew this guy several years ago. The engine would not idle and it was a bit of a pain. Recently I ran about a half gallon of fuel through the engine, trying to get it more broken in, It idles a little lower, but not enough. And it dies when idling. PITA. So I just started it on the runway and let it go from there. Flys really nicely and the motor does sound really good.

World Models P-56 Paulistinha Flight No1 (8 min 11 sec)

Posted by BDOG1 | Mar 23, 2019 @ 06:18 PM | 1,502 Views
Order has been restored to the universe {at least in my hanger}

The day started with a inch or two of snow and temps around 25 but with bright sunshine and wind still 20 mph gusting to 30 .
I waited for the sun to raise the temps and melt the snow,they predicted 30's by early afternoon.

So out I went with my trusty glider retrieval system { old collapsible pool net handle ,a section from my roof snow rake ,a old coat hanger and of course duct tape }...".Remember guy's if you cannot be handsome you might as well be handy".....
might as well bring the Swift back out as well since I am going to walk back up the hill anyway.

I wondered if the wind might have blown it down but there she was where I "left her" still in the top of the tree on the back side no worse from the wear of a stormy night in the elements .
I taped the sections of handle together and the coat hanger as a hook at the top ,maneuvered it thru the brush and tree limbs and with a little shake and tug on the limbs down she came ,right into my hands .
I was tempted to try to fly her again but decided not to push my luck {when i got home I plunged the battery back in and everything is working fine }
Once back up on top of the hill {after a bit of a rest } I flew the Swift for around a hour,packed up and headed back down the hill and home.
A Good day !

BTW - I remembered that last year the wind following a Noreaster behaved the same way,
first day great wind but also snow/rain or mix
Next day great wind Sunshine and dry -
Keep them in the air Boy's !
Posted by Glen Byrns | Mar 23, 2019 @ 05:48 PM | 726 Views
I got in another flight of the DC-3 today and included the usual video where the plane takes off, vanishes, camera moves around, plane jumps into view as it lands. It flies very smoothly now. I've kept the CG at 40mm and end up spending most of the flight at half throttle.
The C-47 version is getting paint now and will soon be done. It's only going to get Park 180 motors, but they might be perfect.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 23, 2019 @ 03:48 PM | 1,328 Views
Project - "Glue & Fly Series" Nano Backyard/Indoor Plane Status #1

Here is a link to the Video:

OK, I decided to take on this side project as I have wanted an Nano/Micro Backyard/Indoor Plane for quite some time and I wanted to be sure it could carry a Micro FPV System so I decided to try and design one myself ;-)

This is Ground Zero, my Prototype of what I envision for this Plane.
It's much smaller that I had in mind so I think some upward scaling will be in order ;-)
I have already build this Airfram 90% so I'm going to complete this build and perform the Maiden Launch as a learning process.
I stated "Maiden Launch" and not "Maiden Flight" because I do not expect this Prototype to actually fly or at least not fly well.
Stay tuned as I work my way to, hopefully, designing, building, and flying a well behaved Nano Backyard/Indoor Plane ;-)

See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by Pappyjkns | Mar 23, 2019 @ 03:46 PM | 1,564 Views
I’m always amazed when I read on RCGroups, that some people don’t belong to an R/C club! Now, I realize that people can live in an area where there just aren’t any clubs within a reasonable driving distance from home. So I get that they fly solo. My advice to anyone that doesn’t have a club nearby, is to try and start your own club. Put up posters in prominent locations around your area, shopping malls, hobby shops etc. Who knows, there may be others who, just like you, are looking for an r/c club to join. I also realize that some people prefer to fly alone! And that’s okay too!

For those of you that do belong to an r/c club, what do you get out of it? Why do you belong to a club? As I look around the room at each of our members I can analyze each one’s involvement. Some members are content to show up at our general meetings and interact with like minded individuals. We might not ever see them at the flying field, special workshops or other functions. On the other hand, we have members who are involved in all aspects of the club and we see them at the field quite often as well. Each members gets what they want and I am okay with that. Our own club of some 30 members, might only have 10 -12 pilots that actively fly on a regular basis.

Personally, I enjoy the camaraderie! The lively exchange of ideas, whether it be at a meeting, workshop or on the field. There is such an amazing collections of building and flying knowledge from the members who come from all...Continue Reading
Posted by JimboPilotFL | Mar 23, 2019 @ 03:24 PM | 760 Views
...and of course my latest airplane the Top Flite Cessna 182 (kit built) 81" wingspan, OS 91 Surpass. Finished and flown March 2019.
Posted by JimboPilotFL | Mar 23, 2019 @ 03:11 PM | 763 Views
Nitro Sport (SweepHawk) weight 5 lbs 10 oz
Irvine .40 w/ HP tuned pipe

German (Big Stik .60 size) weight 6 lbs 8 oz - 66.5" wingspan - 1000 sq in
OS Max FS91 Surpass

Electro Stik weight 3 lbs (3 lbs 8 oz w/ 2200 4S 30C) - 52.75" wingspan - 589 sq in
Suppo A2826/6T Kv 1000 (.25 size)

Maule Sport (Trainer Sixty) weight 8 lbs - 65" wingspan - 764 sq in
Mutunuc .61

Trainer (PT-40 mk2) weight 6 lbs 10 oz - 60" wingspan - 672 sq in
Magnum .65

Flittermouse weight 2 lbs 4 oz (2 lbs 10 oz w/ 2200 3S 25C) - 57" wingspan - 513 sq in
Turnigy Aerodrive 3536/8 Kv 1000 (.10 size)
Posted by DutchRC | Mar 23, 2019 @ 10:11 AM | 2,577 Views
Halloa peoples

a what?? "fast forward cruiser"?? I have flown the quad 4 times by now and that is what it brings to mind..
Other quads Might (might!) be faster, but not for long.. I have not flown a quad before that can sustain high speeds for as long as this GepRC can

Link to this quad: GepRC CL7 Crocodile PRO-version

I will obviously do more then one video on this quad, but to give you an idea.. Here is my LOS maiden of it

GepRC CL7 Crocodile - LOS Maiden.. aka Beast Mode :P (10 min 45 sec)

wheelbase: 315mm
base thickness: 5mm
material(s): Carbon fiber, allu standoffs, TPU prints
flight controller: GepRC Span-tower PRO
ESC's: 50A all-in-one BLheli32 DShot600
motors: 2306 1600Kv
propellors: DalProp Cyclone 7056C x3 (1 spare set)
FPV camera: Runcam micro Swift or Runcam Split 2S
VTX: 25-800mW 5.8Ghz
Lipo: Hyperion 2400mah 6S G8 HvLi (not included)
OSD: yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: Yes. 1 spare set
Posted by J0972 | Mar 22, 2019 @ 11:39 PM | 851 Views
1/24 Scale ECX Barrage Belt Drive Mod (2 min 40 sec)

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This is a belt drive mod for the 1/24 scale ECX barrage. The stock truck lacks the torque and low speed control to crawl. The stock gear ratio is 5:1, this mod will make it 10:1. Besides the 3D printed parts you will need a few #12 rubber bands and two bearings that have an OD of 8mm an ID of 3mm and a thickness of 4mm. This does not require any permanent mods to the truck.
Posted by Geoff Potter | Mar 22, 2019 @ 10:21 PM | 874 Views
Hobby shop Bob my flying buddy , asked me to have a look at his 120 Magnum FS cause it wouldn't even fire let alone run . What a disaster , jammed valves , cam followers , ring , bearings were dreadful . Rust everywhere. Took ages to get apart , the gudgeon being the hardest to get out , I thought it would be the inner cam bearing as usual but came out quite well. Had to rebush both ends of the rod, make a new pin , grind the crank pin , re profile the cams grind the ends of the cam followers to clean up , reseat the valves after grinding the faces . Had to be careful with the valves when grinding them as the stems below the heads were well pitted with rust , but they seem quite strong so refitted them . The ring was stuck in the groove so soaked it in Chemcarb overnite and after a deal of fiddling I got it out with out breaking it , but made a new one anyway . Put it all together and it's a very nice engine now , runs and pulls very well , little worried about the carb as the barrel had a lot of rust type build up on it , but cleaned and polished and it does all the right things on the bench . Ugh , I've written all this and now I've lost most of the pics I took !!!!
Posted by Bill M - RC | Mar 22, 2019 @ 09:32 PM | 913 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

GepRC GEP-CX Cygnet review. This GepRC GEP-CX Cygnet, 115mm 2 Inch RC FPV Racing Drone with F4 20A 48CH RunCam Split Mini 2 1080P HD is AWESOME. Watch this to believe it. Flight action starts at 17:21...Enjoy.

Get this great Geprc GEP-CX Cygnet 115mm 2 Inch RC FPV Racing Drone with coupon code: Drones6 here now:
IF you can wait until 25 March, I may even have a special coupon code for you that I have applied for :-)

GepRC Cygnet review - Simply the best early 2019 release (28 min 10 sec)

Posted by racedouge1 | Mar 22, 2019 @ 08:53 PM | 3,304 Views
I've smeared a few planes in my time flying models, But this is the craziest one yet. Astro Flight 020 4 turn in a converted sloper. A 26' P-51 Dago racer. I hit a metal picnic table awning at well over 150+ Funny thing is...That's the motor after the crash. Motor mount, Still glued in. Motor shaft, Not bent. Prop, Not broken. Spinner, Missing and the other half of the the screw is broken off in the prop nut. Speed controller, Missing also. Crazy right.
Posted by BDOG1 | Mar 22, 2019 @ 06:31 PM | 1,450 Views
A classic NorEaster romping up the east coast today and tomorrow.
Wrap around winds coming off Lake Ontario from the North West with rain changing to snow ,temps dropping from the 40's to mid 20's.......
Yup It's time to Slope

I cruised around with my Windrider Swift for around 45 minutes until my gloves wet through and my hands got cold,I thought "gee I would rather fly in snow than rain......
Was going to pack up and go home when the snow started {and + 22 mph winds }
Cant go home with out flying in the snow one more might be the last snow till next winter....probably not

Out we go with the Heavy Dan Wing ,ripped it up and down across the face of the hill as the squalls came through ,what a blast, didnt even feel cold wet hands and all .
I should have put my goggles, I let it get to far out around the lip of the hill and it got blown over to the back side ..
Oh well - soft landing in a tree .
I will retrieve it tomorrow ,my gloves should be dry by then
Posted by Leadchucker | Mar 22, 2019 @ 05:07 PM | 1,141 Views
Actually got off my butt and stated cutting sticks again. Plus I had other projects on the bench that are now cleared. Just a couple pics of a new build of Gilbert Shumman's 1938 Rambler with an O&R .60 for power and she's going to fly in SAM O&R Sideport event.The engine in foreground is a mean,nasty snarling large intake/exhaust made in 1949 which was the last year of production for the sideport .60.

I had a Rambler a few years ago which I regrettably gave to someone who had a bugeyed passion for her then decided he didn't want it and sold to someone else. She was all setup with an O&R, ignition system and radio sans the RX. That will teach me I suppose....Continue Reading
Posted by TMacFPV | Mar 22, 2019 @ 03:21 PM | 2,375 Views
Would appreciate your opinion - 1st attempt at answering question: “What’s the best motor for . . ?” Simple 5-Step Method & 1st Edition Micro FPV Motor Chart with 33 different motors ranging from 40 mm – 3 inch prop support and 2S – 4S. Looking👀 for your feedback on both the 5-Step Method & the Chart. Well-versed & experienced pilots may have this stuff down pat, yet others may not. Thought this could help some folks out, as at least a reference. Your thoughts please?
Micro FPV Race Drone Parts Motors (9 min 20 sec)

Posted by dpb56 | Mar 22, 2019 @ 11:08 AM | 839 Views
When I view the owner's manual for the 14SG, the throttle curve graph always shows the throttle stick (vertical line) on the left side of the graph. When I open this screen on my 14SG the throttle stick (vertical line) appears 25% from the right hand side of the graph. When I move the stick, toward full throttle, the vertical line only moves to the point which is 25% from the left hand side of the graph. I don't understand why the throttle stick doesn't initially appear on the left side of the graph, on my transmitter screen, and why the throttle stick travel across the graph is only about 50%. Your advice is needed!
Posted by Nicolai Valenti | Mar 22, 2019 @ 10:38 AM | 1,096 Views
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This is our new concept for a long-range fixed-wing UAV. 

The benefits of having a long-range UAV in search and rescue operations as well as in urgent transportation of blood and medicines are astonishing in terms of costs and effectiveness.

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Wingspan is 1.8m, making this drone easy to transport with any vehicle. 

We work to take into the market something that may improve the services also in developing countries with big land fields and under-developed street networks.

Soon the test phase will start,

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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Mar 22, 2019 @ 09:43 AM | 990 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Volez SANS CASSER !!! Je vous présente aujourd'hui un nouveau Dongle USB pour pouvoir s’entraîner ou s'initier sans risques au pilotage de racers FPV. Facile à brancher et à mettre en route, ce petit accessoire vous permettra de connecter n'importe quelle radiocommande sur votre PC, sans câbles qui vous obligent à rester proche de votre écran. En bref, ce n'est pas la seule possibilité pour ce connecter à un simulateur mais c'est une de celles que je préfère car il suffit de copier un modèle existant dans votre radio, sans réglages supplémentaires, et vous êtes prêts à piloter ! Bon Vol à tous ...

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