Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 12:31 AM | 870 Views
This was about as easy as it gets:

Dynam Focke Wulf FW 190 Build Review (7 min 3 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 07:32 PM | 1,397 Views
OMPHobby T720 RTF (12 min 25 sec)


I purchased a second hand T720 from a well know modeller ..
And having watched his video's I noted something of interest , he was flying and lost an aileron .

Long story short , that T720 ended up being for sale ! Yeah , can you guess who got it ? ..

Anyways !

I remembered that tit bit from the video !
Assembling the T720 , I checked the wings !
And found the right wing rocked back and forth enough for the control lever in the fuse to pop out of the aileron slot !
On close examination , the PLASTIC spar was broken ( See Pictures ) ..
From the way it was broken ( direction ) , I would hazard a guess it may have occurred when the wings were pulled out of the fuse or ............
If the T720 hit the ground and the wing popped out and then force was put on the spar when the wing was hanging lose ...
It's all speculation !

I hit the break with some cyno and it looked to hold well . To add strength I cut some inserts and glued them inside the spar for added strength top and bottom , .... See Pictures .

I like the modular design !
Unfortunately , every last video review I have seen :
The wings or elevators pop off on landing .
I don't think I have seen a single video where this did not happen ..

Anyways , hopefully a simple repair and a functioning toy .
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 06:58 PM | 1,442 Views
This is a first look video at the Dynam Focke Wulf FW-190:
Dynam Focke Wulf FW 190 First Look (10 min 52 sec)

Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 04:51 PM | 1,742 Views
I got to program a DX6 and maiden a clubmember’s new Somethin Extra. With the Rimfire 46 and 12/6 prop and 5S she goes vertical and rolls fast and symmetrical. Nice big loops and knife edges OK. Power off glide is long and faster than flapped models but is OK if you have the landing space. No aileron to rudder mix is needed. She needed just a little aileron and rudder trim then I set up wireless buddy box training for the owner. After about 5 minutes we ended up with ailerons on 30 percent. He has been used to flying an Eflite Commander with SAFE On. An AR 636 programmed to the Extra 300 3D specs will replace the antenna less AR620 receiver. My 4 ch version works great with RSSI telemetry but I could not get his to work and Horizon Hobby Technical phone support did not work.

The battery holder and prop spinner was not used. When I put the spinner on there was vibration at half power so it was removed. An Aluminum will be searched for. The 5S had 35 percent remaining after 3 flights so I figure it’s good for at least 9 minutes. More buddy box flying for familiarization is planned. Owner is still getting used to electric over glow power. Anyone recommend an under $100 sound system?
Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 12:54 PM | 2,015 Views
Halloa RC pilots

last year ZOHD released it's Kopilot Lite stabelizer package and by no I actually have Two of them (the ZOHD Dart also came with one).. In this thread I will take you on a tour of my experiences with this setup.. It should be easy to install & use.. We will see!

Link to the set: ZOHD Kopilot Lite stabelizer + GPS

In this series I will be using a ZOHD Nano Talon Evo to test it in, but I could have used most other planes..

First my how-to-install the thing.. as detailed as possible..

ZOHD Airplace Kopilot Lite with GPS - HOW TO INSTALL - Step By Step (34 min 18 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 12:29 PM | 2,075 Views
The Grand Cruiser is put together and ready to fly!

Dynam Grand Cruiser v2 RC Plane Build Review (12 min 11 sec)

Posted by montis | Yesterday @ 09:07 AM | 2,416 Views
Mini review of the RunCam TX100 Nano VTX.

Specifications
Frequency Channel: 5.8G 37CH
Output Power: 25mW / 100mW
Working Current: [email protected] 150~300mA
Voltage: 4.5–5.5V
Video Input Impedance: 75 Ohm
Antenna: U.FL 5.8G 2dB Omni antenna
Weight: 1.5g (with antenna)
PCB Size: 14mm*14mm

RunCam TX100 Nano VTX package contains only the VTX, linear antenna and silicone wires.



The weight of the TX100 is only 0.9g without antenna and wires.



The weight with supplied atenna is 1.5g.

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Posted by xortig | Yesterday @ 08:07 AM | 2,617 Views
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Posted by Boneswamped | Jan 22, 2020 @ 07:40 PM | 3,775 Views
Boneswamped
St. Croix Models Long-EZ:

Just picked this kit up from an old friend. Complete, Un-started in original packaging. All the documentation is in the box and all the parts are in pristine condition. I can’t wait to get this gem from 1984 started. Anyone that has one of these kits please leave pics of your build, and any info you have. I will be updating many of the build techniques to today’s standard. The aircraft will be electric as well. More to follow as soon as I get started. 😁
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Jan 22, 2020 @ 04:53 PM | 4,233 Views
Another afternoon spent working on "piddly stuff" with the Jr. Skylark. The servos were dry-fitted (and may get shuffled around) inside the fuse.

The original Skylark was designed NOT to have an elevator, so one was installed. The nacelles are also shaped and finished. Everything got sanded and I'm done with that stuff!

I'm also down to my last precious tube of Ambroid Airplane Cement! The end of an era!
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 22, 2020 @ 02:22 PM | 4,427 Views
Sneak Peek on my Build Progress of the MinimumRC B-25 Mitchell

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https://www.minimumrc.com/b25-mitchell-p0082.html

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The Build of this Plane has gone very smoothly thus far and I'm making some very good progress.
With a bit of luck, and time, I should have the Airframe completed tonight.

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Posted by Crman441 | Jan 22, 2020 @ 12:49 PM | 4,597 Views
Looking for a saito fg33 new or used have a gee bee I’d like to put one in let me know!
Posted by BDOG1 | Jan 22, 2020 @ 11:18 AM | 4,747 Views
I f you have been following my blog/build on the DAW Mustang you might have notice a picture or 2 of something else being worked on .
Yes -a old school DAW 2m 1-26 .
The build has some modifications to the standard build of yesteryear :
First - I have cut the fuse down the middle to add a carbon rod for strength,
I also added a coroplast nose/spine to the front of the plane to protect the battery {I use LiFe batteries and I know that fire concerns are a very real hazard in other parts of the country and else where in the world } the plastic nose makes the servo placement easy and strong and should keep the shape of the nose intact even in the worst crash I could imagine

Second - I made the wing 2 piece along with a removable stab to make transportation/shipping easy { Thank You Jan for the modification Help ! }

Here is a photo dump of my progress :...Continue Reading
Posted by kopterheld | Jan 22, 2020 @ 09:36 AM | 4,867 Views
FatShark Dominator HDO 2
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FatShark Dominator HDO 2 TBS Fusion RapidFiRE Module Antennen (7 min 44 sec)




Pic 1 - Fatshark HDO 2 delivered from Banggood

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Posted by old4570 | Jan 21, 2020 @ 06:40 PM | 6,644 Views
The XK A600 = Bag of Fertiliser !

Hmmmm ! Opening the box !

It is light , reasonably made .

BUTT and it's a huge BUTT ( Bigger than that )

The Tx is garbage ,,

Moving the sticks you go from no control surface movement to suddenly all the control surface movement

Oh dear ! I had a real bad feeling going to my CG test area ...

And that bad feeling was confirmed when I crashed the XK A600 over and over again failing to achieve anything near 10 seconds of flight time . Don't get me wrong , the XK A600 flew just fine in a straight line . But when you wanted to turn it just hunted Terrafirma . This is exactly the same issue as I had with the XK A800 with the factory Tx , only the XK A600 is like 10 times worse .

After sufficiently breaking the XK A600 to the point that I was left with no delusions about being able to fly the XK A600 I packed the broken parts into a pocket and headed home . ( Some foam bits were left behind ) ..
Conclusion = PITA ( Pain In The Asp )

Pictured is the XK A600 after repairs ...

Enter the Dragon ! ( Sorry no , just the Jumper T12 )

Jumper T12 and SFHSS ( Futaba Protocol )

Thankfully the bind process is relatively Painless !
The Rx board has a button on its side ..
Just power up the XK A600 and then push the button ( Max )
Now start the bind process in the Tx ( SFHSS ) Multi protocol or Futaba .

Thing to remember is = The XK transmitters send out a bind signal on start up ..
So every time you...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 21, 2020 @ 10:17 AM | 8,102 Views


Test Flight #1 - WLToys F949 Cessna 182 New Nose Gear Strut

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glhR3EJ_qD8

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #BrushlessConversion #Cessna182 #WLToysF949

Well, I tried to bend the Nose Gear Strut forward a bit to allow the plane to come to a stop in this rough terrain and not Nose Over and the Strut snapped in half.
The original Strut was .8mm diameter string steel and I replaced it with .9mm Welding Wire.
I just don't know if it will be stiff enough.
Time to test it out ;-)

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Here are links to all the Components used in the Brushless Conversion:

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Racerstar Racing Edition BR1306 3100KV 1-2S Brushless Motor - Clockwise Screw Thread
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HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
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Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
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GWS EP Propeller (DD-4025 102x64mm) green (6pcs/set)
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Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
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Posted by Emeralddiaz | Jan 21, 2020 @ 04:55 AM | 9,059 Views
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Posted by fairweatherflyer | Jan 21, 2020 @ 04:37 AM | 9,436 Views
For the time being switching over to here with the Demon build.
For all those who have commented so far on the build, thank you- all your comments have been welcome, No amount of jokes about vices or grandma's tables have been considered in this decision which was independent of that.
Vicky
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Jan 21, 2020 @ 01:24 AM | 9,590 Views
So, the second .020 adapted to it's backplate nicely, putting in a bunch of time on it's stand. Started easy, and settled into a 1/2 hour run after a little needle work.

Now it's time to turn to the Jr. Skylark.