Posted by DismayingObservation | Today @ 06:03 PM | 283 Views
After a whole lot of assembly, detailing and waiting for the new ESCs, the new/old FlyFly Duke B60 lives!

Like the original, it took nearly a half a pound of lead up in the nose to balance it out. The factory recommendation would have made for a horribly nose heavy model. Not surprising; that was one of the worst manuals I've ever encountered and I mentioned that in the review of the original model. For the record, it balances just fine a few millimeters in front of the wing spar.

To recap, the one you see in the photos was the original review kit less the electronics and the prototypical pull-pull retractable nose wheel. An ESC failure wadded in that original, so out came this version after languishing for five years.

What the photo also shows is the very first decal set for this model by the one and only Callie Graphics. I sent the original sheet to Callie Soden and she was able to create a color-corrected custom set which included separate drop shadows for the tail number and a far more accurate Colombian flag on the vertical stab.

The new ESCs are fresh new E-Flite 50-amp units with the BEC disabled on one of them. On the original, both BECs were active on a single channel which may have led to the failure of one of them at the PC board. Propellers are from Master Airscrew and the remainder of the electronics are off of the original model. I'd stolen the main retracts some time ago for another model. I installed E-flite LED nav lights which,...Continue Reading
Posted by Old_Pilot | Today @ 03:05 PM | 525 Views
slowly plodding along.....
Posted by farquward | Today @ 01:24 PM | 651 Views
Still cruising the 300X. I really enjoy relaxed flying and this one scratches the itch. Truth is, I've gotten back into an old sport, one that I first participated in at the tender age of 10. My wife and I both enjoyed it when we first started dating, but it got quite expensive so we gradually dropped it. No serious competition in the future, just relaxed involvement. We've found ways to keep costs down and are members at a club which also helps diffuse costs. Not giving up on helis, just not so crazy anymore. Did an inventory of parts on hand for what I have so it looks like spares are in good shape. Here's the rub. The helis I have are now all obsolete. Granted, the 300X is long in the tooth, but it flys just fine. Parts are getting hard to find which means prices are reflective, i.e. going up. Same for the 450X and 200SRX. While those parts that are used in a current model are available, many are not. I'll continue to enjoy what I have, for as long as I can. When parts become an issue, that'll be the end of it. I don't see myself buying a new heli, but ya never know.
Posted by Bella Liu | Today @ 10:49 AM | 866 Views
Specification:

Total Length: 120mm
Diameter of handle: 20mm
Color: Blue/Purple/Black+Golden

Feature:

Ultra light weight sure-grip handle design.
Used for disassemble Hex Screw in RC Models Car Boat Airplane.

Package Included:

1 X 8.0mm M5 Nut Driver



Web: www.dtn-tech.com
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +86-15818289223
Datton Electronic Tech. Co.,Ltd
Posted by Bella Liu | Today @ 10:06 AM | 919 Views

This is a perfect combo Micro FPV RC Drone With 5.8G 800TVL 40CH Camera 3 Inch Goggles.

Goggle Key Features:
● Small size and light weight;
● Low power consumption, Working current 360~400mA;
● Double antenna reception to make the signal more stable;
● RaceBand 40 channel, Auto-Searching;
● 3.0 Inch 480*320 dot high brightness LCD screen;
● Built-in super sensitiveness 5.8GHz 40ch receiver, especially with RaceBand;
● Built-in 3.7V/1200mAh high-capacity Li-ion polymer Battery;
● Universal USB charging interface;
● Real-time video return, Very low time-delay;
● Bilingual menu in support of Chinese and English;
● Support external video signal input;
● Support AV signal output (Connect external DVR)
Goggle Specifications:
Name: Mini FPV Goggles
LCD Screen : Screen Size: 3.0 Inch
Resolution: 480*320
Display Ratio: 16:9
View Angle: 6 o'clock
Brightness: 350cd/m≤ with high brightness backlight LED
Video delay: Video time-delay less than 20ms
Lens: 4X Fresnel Lens, 92% transparent rate no distort of light
Interface: Antenna: 2 X RP-SMA male
USB: To charge the battery
AV Jack: External video signals input or internals AV signal output
Languages: English and Chinese
Power Supply: Power adapter: DC5V/1A (USB interface)
Battery: 3.7V/1200mAh, each full charge revive around 2.5hr working time
Power...Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 09:07 AM | 976 Views
short review this time! Of a small item: the new Runcam micro Swift 3 v2..
Small. but in this case highly recommended.. I am very much impressived with camera.
This is a CCD-sensor general purpose FPV cam..

Link to the camera: Runcam micro Swift 3 v2 PAL or NTSC

Runcam's 2019 Micro Swift 3 v2 - Best all-round FPV camera? FULL REVIEW (20 min 48 sec)


Specifications:
sensor type: Sony Super HAD II CCD
sensor size: 1/3 inch
resolution: 600 tvl
lens: M8 2.1mm or 2.3mm
field of view: 160 or 145 degrees
aspect ratio: 4:3
input voltage: 5 - 36 V
latency: ??
size: 19mm x 19mm x 18mm
weight: 6 grams
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: yes
Wide Dynamic Range: yes, D-WDR
Posted by Micubano | Today @ 08:45 AM | 1,028 Views
First, maiden flight video:

Precision Aerobatics Addiction - Maiden Flight (6 min 53 sec)


From August 2015 until September 2018, the E-Flite Ultimate2 was my #1 plane. By last summer, I was so confident flying it that I put a wood prop and aluminum spinner on it. That changed after NEAT Fair 2018. After a disappointing HK auction followed by a few beers in the Beacon tent, I walked by the Flex Innovation stand with exactly enough money in my pocket to buy a Mamba 10 from two really nice guys. Since then, my top lineup has changed significantly. The Pa Extra 260 is definitely #1. The next 4 are really close to each other. I'd have to go:

1. Precision Aerobatics Extra 260
2. Mamba 10
3. Precision Aerobatics Addiction (original)
4. E-Flite Ultimate2
5 Extreme Flight 48" Edge 540T EXP

Some of you may be thinking that Extreme Flight Edge should be higher on the list. I want it to be. It flies fine and I have it dialed in now, but it is taking me a while to get used to. I think it is because it is extremely light and it responds so incredibly fast. I love the insanity but sometimes I think it is going to tear itself apart. Definitely a high pucker factor plane when doing insane maneuvers with my most expensive plane. I'm sure after 50 or so flights I'll calm down. The FI Cap 232 would be on there if the servos didn't fail. There was no crash and FI replaced the two servos, but I am still nervous about it. I should turn the gains down.
Posted by vtach688 | Today @ 08:02 AM | 1,054 Views
Hi everyone, got a teaser trailer for the edge 540t. Iíll have a review vid up soon. Thanks for watching.




Edge 540 trailer (1 min 41 sec)

Posted by DoubleEagle | Today @ 03:31 AM | 1,456 Views
Cada Building Blocks truck models series!!!
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Beetle C51016: 472pcs
Sports Car C51051: 421pcs
Pick-up Truck C51005: 549pcs
Military Truck C51042: 545pcs

Welcome to CaDA (breaking blocks) building blocks+remote control toy series!!!


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Cada Building Block Truck Models (1 min 18 sec)

Posted by RichardVanTonder | Today @ 03:28 AM | 1,457 Views
Hi,

Does anyone know where I can get "preferbly" free, RC Jet plans (depron foam) that has curved wings and body, not the flat wing jet from parkjets.com.

I've used the free plans from this group before and from Park Jets, works well but I'm trying to advance to the next stage.

Thank you in advance.
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Today @ 03:05 AM | 1,502 Views
Growler X1 1/6 2WD electric desert buggy(8s) (0 min 34 sec)



Features:

1. A Pivoted and movable front shock mount. By minimizing interference with suspensing arms, and maximizing Shock travel , this design greatly improve the handling capability on rough terrace, at the same time improve tractions by always applying pressure on both wheels.

2. With a ďCĒ shape shock stay base design, combine with the roll-cage and chassis kick-up angle, it forms a close loop which greatly improve structural crash absorbing capability, the elastic structure can reduce the chance of deforming upon front-end crashes.

3. The front towing loop together with the front bumper provide an effective initial collapsing area, greatly reduce the chances of damaging the front part of the chassis upon crashes.

4. Steering posts are designed to seperate with the front end kick-up plate, minimizing the damage of the steering components upon front-end crashes.

5. Lay-down steering servo design offer better torque efficiency, minimize power and range lost.

6. Motor heat-sink made from cold-extrusion materials, provides greater flexibility on machining, hence a 100% increase in size compare with older generationís heat sink.

7. Re-position of the motor cooling fan . This new locations maximize air-flow hence improve cooling efficiency in general , at the same time reduce the risk of debris damaging the fan blade.

8. Quick-release thread-less hex wheel adapter. Eliminating...Continue Reading
Posted by steve wenban | Today @ 02:32 AM | 1,554 Views
The G-55 is moving along nicely
Posted by jmendoza | Today @ 01:24 AM | 1,643 Views
We restored and flew one of Hobie Alters personal Hawks, it was a pre-production prototype that he painted in his favorite color: Keoke Coffee. Bob Martin (center) and Tony Johnson (right ) made it the best Katie tribute to date.
Posted by PeterVRC | Today @ 12:02 AM | 1,742 Views
I always wanted an F-18....... so......

With Freewing bringing out an all-new F-18, after discontinuing their earlier version of one, I hummed and harred and then just decided to get one.
But I chose the ARF version so I can use a Jetfan/HET 8S setup in it. The full scale is after-all a FAST and powerful jet and a 6S setup is unlikely to match that.... the full scale being OVER 1:! Thrust to Weight ratio (not armed/loaded of course).
And the F-18 superceded the F-14 Tomcat..... so that is another 'vague' reason to have one.

I think it comes stock as a Stabilator setup - not Tailerons. But I will change it to have full span flaps... no Ailerons... and Tailerons.
I expect the Taileron Pivots will be the typical sloppy, poor tolerance. Freewing design so I will replace those if required - and I am sure they will need that.

I was happy enough with the Blue Angels scheme, rather than the all grey version. It helps it be something more "different" than other camo scheme aircraft.Plus it is a well known 'look'.
I also had (have) the Starmax 70mm F-18 Hornet 64mm jet, from about ten years back(!!)..... and, I still have it stashed in a corner somewhere and it has a 70mm EDF in it now, but it was still somewhat anemic in power, and nothing like the level of scale detail etc that a larger 90mm size can have. More of an "RC Toy"....

The F-18 is probably one of the cheapest of Freewing's 90mm jets - bar the DH-112 Sea Venom - seeing it has somewhat minimal "stuff" in it. Mechanical gear doors, no weapons set (no need on a Blue Angel), and not a complete lighting set.
It is on its way and should arrive in a few more days.....

....
Posted by SeaEraCaptain | Yesterday @ 11:15 PM | 1,821 Views
I have returned a vintage Kwik Fli Mk III pattern airplane to flying condition.

This is the Graupner version of the airplane - it was very nicely recovered in the original Phil Kraft color scheme by it's prior owner.
The airplane is fitted with an OS 46 AX engine; Mac's muffler; Master Airscrew 11 x 6 propeller; Tru Turn spinner; Hitec Servos; Futaba S3008SB receiver and Futaba 10J transmitter.

After completing break in procedures on the new OS motor today I test flew the airplane.

The first flight was with the engine running very rich to continue breaking it in - just a few laps and figure 8's around the field for trimming. The airplane required minimal aileron trimming and some down elevator.
Trimming and test flying were made more difficult due to 10-15 mph direct cross winds from the north.
Upon landing it was noted that if the airplane carries a little too much speed that it will float and likely require a go-around.
Subsequent flights featured further engine tuning closer to full power. Aileron throw was increased slightly to improve roll rate, rudder and elevator throws were set up properly and did not require changes.
The airplane has excellent vertical and level flight speed - the engine / muffler / propeller combo is correct for this airplane.
Basic aerobatic rolls / loops and stall turns were made in flights 2-5.
The airplane does not spin well (hardly at all) with it's current settings - attempts to experiment with more radical aileron throws
...Continue Reading
Posted by wattechighland | Yesterday @ 10:37 PM | 1,854 Views
2019.02.20 (Wed)
I-19 linkage (1 min 15 sec)

縦舵と横舵のリンケージ製作。
ノイズレスチューブと0.4㎜ステンレス線、チューブ内はシリコングリスを充填。
シリコンチューブで完全な水密処理。(末端はスーパーXとPEライン)
空いているスペースにモーター用コネクターを設置。
手前は換気用パイプ。

司令塔は空気や水の取り入れ口になるので、デッキに切り欠きを作ってから組み上げ。

艦載機の格納筒に空気が溜まらないようにエポキシでスロープ状にした。

復原性に寄与させるため、キールに錘を充填する。
キール自体は同じスケールの呂500と比較して細いので、穴開け加工してから
タングステン粉末とエポキシ樹脂を混ぜて充填。
キール部分の重量増加は11gくらい。
キールそのものを置き換えれば倍以上に出来ると思う。
Posted by wingfocus | Yesterday @ 09:54 PM | 1,907 Views
After a couple of hundred hours of piecing it together, the first version (Azten) of the Temarai inline head tracker gimbal is now available at WingFocus. It's available as .stl files ready to be 3D printed or as a physical product.
Works with standard servos, linkage stoppers and the Runcam Eagle pro II.


Head tracker gimbal - 2 axis - inline - low profile (0 min 22 sec)

Posted by dragonman1967 | Yesterday @ 09:09 PM | 1,967 Views
Saito FA-120 for sale. I have had it for a couple years but have only started it once but other than that itís been on a stand and never used other than being started. It only dirty from sitting on the shelf but if I cleaned it up Iím sure I could get it looking brand new again and only has a couple tiny scratches if any after itís cleaned up. Iím asking $250 or best plus $14 dollars for shipping as is. I do have the original box and tools that came with it but I need to find it if you want it as well. For questions either contact me on here or email me at [email protected] thank you. Add Saito in subject if you email me.
Posted by PittSpecial | Yesterday @ 08:33 PM | 2,064 Views
Hi guys,

Without posting my specific Power System Setup all over again here, I have linked to the Post back almost one year ago over the review thread at:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...65&postcount=7

The only item that I can say today is the purchase of (Quantity 2) 3-Cell, 2600mAH 45C Discharge GENS ACE battery packs!
I got these from my GravesRC Hobby Store in Orlando, Florida.

It really woke UP my model with it's specific Power System and the wooden 11 X 6 propeller. I found the throttle nothing over one click above 1/2 (Half) throttle.

Yes, no fancy Video but, I am super happy and thankful that we have the best GravesRC in Orlando, Florida that STOCKs the best in SouthEast USA!