Posted by John38 | Today @ 02:54 AM | 7 Views
I liked the way the vagabond looked and flew, so i built another one - scaled up 50% to 112" span.

It is covered in doped chiffon over a mylar type film just like my 75" version, only I wanted a red one. The cerise red looked nice on the web so I sent for that. Its not so much red as pink but on the model it looks good and when the sun shines thru the frame on low flypast, you can really appreciate it.

It came out heavier than planned - used old balsa stock which was heavy - and CG came out about 50% with either 2 of 3000 3 cell or a 5000 4 cell lipos.
The 3 cell gives about 500W while the 4 cell takes the emax 2826.06 motor up to 700W on a 14 x 6 zinger prop. I fly it on about 400W.

The maiden flight was on a windy morning but I needed a proving flight before going to a flyin. Mick Butler took the video, seen here.
Johns Vagabond SNR Maiden (7 min 26 sec)


Enjoy - PS, its still got a bit of a dutch roll despite increasing the fin area 10%
Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 12:24 AM | 28 Views
This is my H-King Flycat 70mm EDF Jet Maiden Flight Review.

HobbyKing H-King Flycat 70mm 12-Blade EDF Jet Maiden Flight Review (4 min 37 sec)

Pros:
- The HobbyKing Flycat feels rock solid while handling it
- It has a Beautifully vibrant color scheme
- Lots of power from the 70mm EDF Fan unit
- Rock solid ball link connectors
- Quick and easy assembly and radio setup
- Optional Retracts via foam cutouts
- It takes the same batteries I use in my E-flite Viper

Cons:
- No RC Plane lights
- Any plane that requires glue gets a con from me, but it really was very easy & intuitive.

Link to plane: https://bit.ly/2TI2rsl
Posted by VicT | Today @ 12:20 AM | 29 Views
The EC1500 is the best engineered foamy I have had. The parts fit perfectly and it all works. Total time for unboxing and programming took me just over 3.5 hrs. Here are some notes:

The ESC has a blue EC5 (90 amp) connector. The Addendum recommends an adapter. I already had an adapter to convert the EC5 to an XT 90 yellow plug to mate with a 4000 65C Graphene Turnigy pack with a black XT 90 connector.

I used a blank model in the the Acro type and named it EC1500. I used an extension bind cable and used forceps to insert it into the 636 receiver port. After inserting the bind plug and plugging in the 4S pack I did not get a blinking LED on the receiver. I pushed in the connectors to the separate BEC and got a blue light on the BEC and flashing RX LED. I checked all the other plug connections to make sure they were seated correctly. I removed the bind plug and bound my DX9 TX to the RX. It bound standing 5 ft away and I could see the plastic elevator “stubs” move full up when I put the fuselage down into a dive. The ramp/door opened up and was hitting my fuselage stooge. I found out that the default switch is A. Position 1 is open and 0 is closed. So make sure your fuselage holder is clear of the ramp. I later put the Ramp/door switch on switch C (Chan 5) and set the speed to 3 seconds for 0 /up, 1 level, and 2 down. Custom voice for position 0 is “Door Closed”. Position 1 is “Door Open”. Position 2 is “Bombs Away”. NOTE: The Airforc/Coast Guard...Continue Reading
Posted by GRW3 | Today @ 12:07 AM | 37 Views
I went to the one held by the San Antonio area’s Tri-City Fliers at the Old Kingsbury Aerodrome.

I ended up spending my time hangar flying with a lot friends I haven’t seen in a while. That’s OK....Continue Reading
Posted by KristofferR | Yesterday @ 10:25 PM | 42 Views
Finally, my FunRay on the slope!

Multiplex Funray, slope maiden at Vallda Sandö Kalven. 11 m/s WSW (2 min 7 sec)

Posted by Reckless_fpv | Yesterday @ 08:29 PM | 70 Views
Did my first live stream the other day!! Mad shout outs at the end!! Should i do more?
First live stream a day in the life of reckless (36 min 58 sec)

Posted by Crash mastr | Yesterday @ 08:19 PM | 85 Views
We have plenty of backstock of GWS props. All new and came from GWS.com. PM me if you want any. See the attached PDF for our full inventory. Shipping is $7....Continue Reading
Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 07:25 PM | 79 Views
This is my H-King Flycat 70mm 12-Blade EDF Jet Unboxing & Review.

H-King Flycat 70mm 12-Blade EDF Jet Unboxing & Review (5 min 38 sec)

Hobbyking EDF Jet Review Notes:

Pros:
- The plane feels rock solid while handling it
- It has a Beautifully vibrant color scheme
- Lots of power from the 70mm EDF Fan unit
- Rock solid ball link connectors
- Quick and easy assembly and radio setup
- Optional Retracts via foam cutouts

Cons:
- No lights
- Any plane that requires glue gets a con from me, but it really was very easy & intuitive.

Link to plane: https://bit.ly/2TI2rsl
Posted by Msonst | Yesterday @ 03:20 PM | 117 Views
Please find my blog here: http://sonsts.de/blog/
Posted by Flybin | Yesterday @ 02:27 PM | 122 Views
Good afternoon
I’m looking for Great Plane spare part:
Folding propeller gpmq 1690
Is any one know here to find this ?
Thanks
Posted by mechmove | Yesterday @ 02:14 PM | 128 Views
After a long absence, I spend an entire day last weekend getting re-acquainted with my Renny and Supra Electric gliders. This after 6 years of not flying, I was even considering selling off my RC equipment.

I am glad to didn't, I still love this hobby!

After reviewing my equipment and determining serviceability, I upgraded my 8 cell transmitter battery to a 1C LiPo 3 cell, which fits inside my Futaba TCAP10. This will be a welcome change to be able to fly an entire weekend without worrying about transmitter batteries!

Now an update from the past, and part of the reason why I stopped flying for all those years. On Saturday, 2/16/2013 at El Dorado State Park in Long Beach, I lost my AVA Electric. I was downwind on final and lost complete control, ended up in a tree, then falling out and damaging the wing and snapping the tail boom in half. Guys at the field said winds on final can get tricky. Personally, I do not think that was it, and not for sake of my ego as a pilot. I remember the airplane not responding to any of my commands. Like a frequency hit. I know its' a tough argument to make using Futaba FAAST 2.4 Ghz. I never really did a post-crash analysis of the debris. There could be many possibilities, receiver battery got too low, structural failure of the stabilizer hinges, which were actually detached, but that could have happened when the fuse hit the ground.

But one thing sticks out in my mind, on final, the receiver antenna were pointed away from me, and...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 12:07 PM | 149 Views
DustOff #5 - Glue & Fly Series F22 Micro V2 - Let 'er Rip ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llYT7BPBKLY

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!

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Posted by aaronredbaron | Yesterday @ 10:24 AM | 298 Views
I have been collecting kits and engines for many years, and while I love building I feel like my larger airplanes are less practical than I would like. I really enjoy small glow power models with tiny four strokes... I'm weird... so I'm looking at this shelf of engines and thinking about how I miss driving a 5 speed car... and I kind of had this hair brained idea I should sell the whole shelf and buy a beater.. something I can fix up and work on with my son. something with a 5 speed and rear wheel drive... dare I say all wheel drive?

I was heavily impacted by watching the drift bible when I was a teenager... if you have never watched it I feel like it made me a much safer driver as I've been able to handle sliding conditions in emergencies over the years where my car ended up drifting suddenly on ice. I have never crashed a car and I feel like mastering these skills are a zen like experience akin to flying helicopters and building with balsawood...

The Drift Bible (How to drift for starters/pro's) with the Drift King (FULL HQ) (1 hr 9 min 25 sec)


I miss having a 5 speed.. I feel kinda gutted not having a 5 speed. I got to drive perhaps the zenith of manual car technology this summer... my friend let me drive his 1991 Acura NSX with a supercharger and numerous other performance upgrades... holy moly! the connected, visceral feel of that mid engine v6 with the screaming supercharger, no power steering, stability control, just 3 pedals and pure bliss...

...Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 09:14 AM | 194 Views
Yes! It is allmost unbelievable but here is yet another FPV camera test from me
And what?? It's not even a DJI HD Super Plus Extra :O :O
Nope.. simply a racing FPV cam from Foxeer..

Link to the bigger one: Foxeer Predator 4 Mini

The smaller one: Foxeer Predator 4 micro

Foxeer Predator 4 Mini and Micro - Low Latency FPV Cam's - FULL REVIEW! (22 min 55 sec)


Specifications:
sensor type: CMOS
sensor size: 1/2.7"
resolution: 1000tvl
lens: 2.5mm M12 or 1.8mm M12 (M8 for the micro version)
field of view: 170 degrees at 16:9 - 140 degres at 4:3
aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9 switchable
input voltage: 5 - 40 V
latency: 4 ms
size: mini - 21.8x 21.8 x 14.2 mm
weight mini: ?
size: micro - 19 x 19 x 18.6 mm
weight micro: 6.1 g
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: yes
Wide Dynamic Range: yes, Super WDR
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:00 AM | 233 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Plus de 500€ de CADEAUX !!! Que dire de plus ? à part ... MERCI !
Je vous avais promis un concours sympa pour ce mois d'Août 2019 et bien c'est maintenant. Encore une fois pour vous remercier de votre aide depuis ces deux ans passés, toujours fidèles et respectueux de mon travail, vous avez su m’encourager et me soutenir ... Je vous souhaite à Tous BONNE CHANCE ...

CONCOURS DJI et RESULTATS Lipo Bag - 10 Gagnants - Presque 20 000 !!! (17 min 27 sec)


Règlement Concours du 17/08 au 23/08 12h00 :
- Être abonné à la chaîne bien sur
- 1 participation par personne
- Liker la vidéo
- Répondre à la question posée en commentaire
- Tirage au sort (3 gagnants) le 24/08 en vidéo .

- Si Vous voulez aider la chaîne avec un don pour plus de contenu et plus de concours : https://streamlabs.com/Tazkiller85

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

- LIPO BAG (COUPON LIPOSAFE 19% ) : https://amzn.to/2yRHrpK
- ZLRC SG906 BEAST : http://bit.ly/2Z9s8aI
- JD 20S : http://bit.ly/2ZdrODv

- TOUTES LES PROMOS ET COUPONS BANGGOOD 2019 (remis à jour régulièrement, gardez ce lien en favori ou raccourci pour vos achats sur Banggood ) : http://bit.ly/2ErrkCr

BIENTÔT EN TEST :
- Eachine Cinecan 85 HD : http://bit.ly/2yLzceN
- Jumper T8SG V2.0 Plus Carbon : http://bit.ly/33eUJui
- TinyHawk S (COUPON HTTHKY ) : http://bit.ly/30VpSRk
- Frame Mr Croc FLYWOO : http://bit.ly/...Continue Reading
Posted by Ling08 | Yesterday @ 03:51 AM | 244 Views
Item name: FD1103 8000KV / 10000KV Brushless Motor
Motor: 8000KV/ 10000KV
Stator Diameter:11mm
Stator Thickness:3mm
No.of Stator Arms:9S
No.of Rotor poles:12P
Motor Resistance:330mΩ
Max Continuous Current:5.46A
No.of Cells(Lipo):2-3S
ESC:6A
Recommended Prop(inch):2.5 Inch
Wire type:28AWG x 40mm
Weight:4g
Posted by SSM | Yesterday @ 12:47 AM | 259 Views
Another Beaut Winter's Morning!
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"Flying" - for Rod (3 min 42 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Aug 16, 2019 @ 10:13 PM | 285 Views
450x @ the Football field (3 min 14 sec)


These little wings fly amazingly well ..
I have to say I am surprised ..
Just needed more power ..

Still tending to pull up , so more trimming needed .

Flies nice , turns nice , glides nice .
Weighs less than a box of tissues and is not overly expensive .
Battery was not fully charged , so flight is a little shorter .


450x Flying wing (+) WLtoys 949 flight board (+) 8520 /