Posted by Tamiya tony | Today @ 08:54 PM | 38 Views
Turned the river jet into a moomba wake boat!
Posted by Spit100 | Today @ 08:49 PM | 82 Views
Since 2014 I have enjoyed figuring out how to build and fly some odd and Nugly planes. I always have a few in progress on the bench. Anyway, for me, there is no better way to relax than focus on a model.

The models are always semi scale in that I only add significant scale details to make the model feel more scale than they are.

Lately I have been picking scales to end up around a maximum of 72” wing span so I don’t have to disassemble then.

Jon (Spit100)
Posted by Bill M - RC | Today @ 07:24 PM | 110 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Ultra Power UP-S4AC Battery charger review. In this UP-S4AC Battery charger review I include unboxing, inspection, functions, features & charging tests with 1s & 2s Lipo & LiHV batteries.

You can get this Ultra Power UP-S4AC 4x7W 1A AC/DC 1S-2S LiPO/LiHV 2S-6S NiMH/NiCd Battery Charger with SM XH Micro MX JST mCPX here: http://bit.ly/2ST2hQo

UP-S4AC Battery charger review - 1 - 2S Lipo LiHV & 2 - 6S NiMH & NicD (13 min 7 sec)

Posted by kentdavid | Today @ 07:09 PM | 115 Views
Hi all.
I am new to this site and am finding it hard to navigate through it. I'm not sure if this post will work so would really appreciate an acknowledgement if it does.
After a few years of looking online for free usable downloadable plans I have now bought the plans for a 1/23 scale Mosquito. It is designed for control line which was a disappointment but I am hoping to convert it to radio control. Another challenge after the adaptation will be I have never flown one before. I have however built 3 rubber powered planes before. 2 Spitfires and an FW 190 all of which did fly. I joined this site primarily to learn more about radio control equipment and where and how to place the servo's, receiver and control rods. Any help with these would be gratefully received.

So onto the build the build log.
The plans I have state that almost all the parts are 1/16 inch balsa. My first thought was that's ok for control line but is it strong enough for landing. I have traced all the parts I will need to make and then photocopied them. The wing plan and fuselage side and plan view then had to joined together with 3 sheets of A4. The Idea being not to use the original plans too much incase I need them again. Another problem with the plans is that the wings and fuselage are built in a split section so the top half of the fuselage and the top of the wings are built on the plans with the lower halves added after. This is something else I haven't done before. I'll maybe see if I can modify this to build in the conventional way.
Posted by dgliderguy | Today @ 01:41 PM | 213 Views
I decided last month to build something that I could hang my much loved OS FS-20 four-stroke engine on. It's a great running little engine that deserves to be flown, so after a search through the piles of plans on Outerzone, I settled on a 150%-enlarged version of Joost Bakker's "Bugaboo" free-flight sport design from the early '90s. I got the whole thing built in just under a month, and flew it for the first time yesterday. What a fun little machine! And, it's the perfect choice for the diminuitive OS engine. Great match-up, I'd say! Build thread here.

Maiden flight:

February 22, 2020 (1 min 16 sec)

Posted by fastruchard | Today @ 01:40 PM | 195 Views
If you will.please go to Callie SodomI of Callie Grafix you can find a link to pist in an open letter to the F.A.A. your comment regarding the proposed regulation of air operations in the 400' ooerational sector,which has LONG been freely used by _line of site radio control fixed winged flyers. They say follow the $$ and apparently the powers that be think we are going to let them take this air space AWAY from us in order for commercial drones to make shall package deliveries!
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 10:34 AM | 272 Views


Needful Things - Micro Low Profile Velcro for Micro Planes - Why is this Difficult to Find?

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCff1TJfYBI

After receiving the Kit for the MinimumRC B-25 Mitchell Bomber, I noticed it had some very nice Low Profile Micro Velcro for attaching the LIPOs to the side of the Fuselage.
The Velco Adhesive and the Hook & Loop hold the LIPO very well indeed, and it's very Low Profile Velcro.
I decided I wanted to get some more of this Micro Low Profile Velcro for other Micro Plane Projects.
I discovered it's not as easy to find as I first thought.

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #MicroPlanes #LowProfileVelcro #MicroVelcro #ParkZone

Here are links to what I found:

Ultra Thin Velcro
https://www.minimumrc.com/pushrod-clips-p0048.html

ParkZone Ultra Micro Hook & Loop Tape Set (5)
https://www.amainhobbies.com/parkzon...kz1039/p155065

ParkZone Ultra Micro Hook & Loop Tape Set (5)
https://store.flitetest.com/parkzone...kz1039/p155065


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Posted by BDOG1 | Today @ 10:04 AM | 295 Views
Here she is out is out the winter sun.
This is the first time in about 20yrs that I have covered a whole plane with the Burnished silver / Chrome , last time it was monokote this is the HK silver .

Next up cover the wing
Posted by Ethan Ater | Today @ 01:43 AM | 831 Views
Figured I'd drop this video right here for you all to enjoy Happy to now be a proud Veloxity owner! This scheme shows up so well in the sky and the performance of this airplane is amazing. The characteristics of a balsa 3D plane with the durability of an EPP plane is something that everyone should have! Anyways, enjoy the video

Twisted Hobbys Veloxity Ethan Ater (4 min 7 sec)

Posted by ripacheco | Yesterday @ 09:28 PM | 1,045 Views
Weekend project complete .
RC stuff reorganized .
Bottom box has all the LIPOs ... packed in LIPO bags.
Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 07:59 PM | 1,131 Views
Halloa RC poeple..

I recently compiled a video for people that are new to self-building (or maybe RE-building) multirotors.. In this reasonably short part of the build I'll be updating the firmware on the ESC's, and checking if the motors all run the correct way
And if you Are new to this, there will be tips & tricks in the video you want to know about..

Hope this helps you out!

Perfect 5" FPV Drone Build Guide - P5: MOTOR DIRECTION & BLheli32 (16 min 57 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 07:21 PM | 1,167 Views
Yes

Got the Bee 490mm Flying wing airborne today .
Had some pesky drone invading my airspace but thankfully they flew some where else when I waved them off .

C of G

I highly recommend starting around 100mm from the nose .. At 110mm the wing is very lively ( CG is a little far back ).
My elevator was at 40% Rates and 60% Expo
Ailerons were 50% Rates and 40% Expo

Launch Control

Just hammer that throttle , trouble starts when you don't have enough power . Starting too soft on the engine power made the wing roll and a few times bounce off the ground . ( I think I killed my ESC from that )
So yeah , feed the motor some power and it launches fine .

Trim - Depending on your motor angle , you probably want some up elevator ...


By golly it flies . And what a lively little wing it is too . Possibly not very noob friendly as it turns uber tight @ 110mm CG .. At 100m CG it tracks much better and still turns .

It flies fast and it flies slow , you may wish to set up rates if you want to fly fast . Last thing you want is a fast wing that turns faster than your reflexes . Which the Bee is very capable off .

I have just confirmed a faulty ESC and will replace it . So next time I take the bee out I will hopefully get some video , especially as it is trimmed out now .


Posted by navigator2011 | Yesterday @ 06:28 PM | 1,279 Views
For a long time, I've been waiting for Horizon Hobby to come out with an updated mCPX BL. It's finally here! Horizon Hobby has revived their super successful mCPX BL in the form of an mCPX BL2, which now includes Safe-Z mode and Safe mode. Some people have reported having some trouble setting up the Safe-Z mode and the Safe mode on this helicopter and encountering glitches during flight. I'm not sure whether it makes any difference, but I did avoid the Safe modes and put everything into 3D mode. To get 3D mode all the time, I assigned my DX9's channel 5 to a 3-way switch and then put all the switch values to -100. Aside from going full 3D, I set up my DX9 by the book, and my mCPX BL2 flies just fine. It's unclear to me whether suppressing the Safe modes has prevented the glitching others have seen.

I've had a few months to become accustomed with this model. So far, I've been using my mCPX BL2 primarily as a backup for my Align Trex 150X since they can use the same batteries. For a long time, I've been posting that I like my Trex 150X more than my mCPX BL2. But I have to admit, I've been really enjoying flying my mCPX BL2. Even though the Trex 150X is built like a bigger helicopter, this mCPX BL2 is really growing on me!

Although there are batteries available for the mCPX BL2, I am using my old Align 300 mAh packs from my 150X. They're a perfect fit in the battery tray and they relieved me from having to buy a bunch of new packs. I put a couple of small...Continue Reading
Posted by kopterheld | Yesterday @ 04:50 PM | 1,201 Views
Get the Eachine EV300D FPV goggles
from [CZ] EU warehouse Coupon: BG333D - https://www.banggood.com/custlink/Dvmv6QZ4r0
Fast delivery from EU warehouse
The EV300D has new 4: 3 very good LCOS displays that can also be switched as 16: 9. The lenses are adjustable to diopter +3 to -8.
Two diversity receivers are installed with SMA connection. A rapidFiRE module can also be used on the left in the shaft. The picture in the goggles is really good, large (42 FOV) and even reduced noise. With the new firmware, the latency has now been improved on PAL cameras from 100ms to 30ms. NTSC cameras get still 90ms what is bad.

Video 1 - Eachine EV300D FPV goggles and update the firmware (EN subtitle)
Eachine EV300D FPV Brille neue Firmware (5 min 25 sec)


Micro USB to USB 2.0 OTG Adapter
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/K3GK2KZ6LO
Adapter to connect USB memory to the EV300D.

Short Antennan for FPV goggles
Lumenier AXII 2 Right-Angle Stubby
- https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3DDDgBLA5A
Amazon - https://amzn.to/2RsDlwT
4x Foxeer Lollipop 3 Stubby
- https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KGGD2mBK4h
And 2x 90 degrees Adapter - https://www.banggood.com/custlink/Gvm3q3g30W


EV300D has two diversity modules which roughly correspond in quality to a True-D V4 module.


Alternatively, other modules can be used, such as the TBS Fusion. Then only one module on the left.

...Continue Reading
Posted by TMacFPV | Yesterday @ 11:05 AM | 1,563 Views
Couldn't find the type of frame I wanted readily available. Was looking for a lightweight, high-performance, "True-X," Stretch-X, or Hybrid-X Micro frame with HD video capability in a dual-stack configuration.

So, I designed my own! My first design - the TMac Diamondback Rattler!

Please, let me know what you think. Like it, don't like it? Reasons for either? Let me know! I go over all the spec's dimensions, and thoughts behind the purposeful design wit a flight demo at the end. Check out the hyperlinked Table of Contents in the video description if you'd like.

I personally am very happy with how it turned out and it flies outstandingly! 🤩
FPV FRAME - MICRO HIGH PERFORMANCE HD VIDEO DUAL STACKS (22 min 33 sec)

Posted by jetpilotrich | Yesterday @ 10:43 AM | 1,599 Views
Check this Windy day maiden flight demo of the FMS PITTS V2. All new glueless ALL screw together design assembles in minutes and flys fantastic!

Model available at: http://www.fmsmodel.com/fms-1400mm-55-1-pitts-v2-pnp

Also available at: https://www.horizonhobby.com/pitts-1...v2-pnp-fmm126p

FMS PITTS V2 1400MM Maiden Windy Flight (18 min 23 sec)

Posted by jetpilotrich | Yesterday @ 10:40 AM | 1,613 Views
Time to light 'em up with the New 70mm FMS V3 AVANTI Pocket Rocket! The best just got better with an all new fan, Motor, ESC, landing gear, wing connectors, & lights! Smoke 'em if you got 'em --- at:

http://www.fmsmodel.com/fms-70mm-ava...ment-mid-april

https://www.horizonhobby.com/avanti-v3-70mm-edf-fmm127p

FMS AVANTI V3 Windy Day Flight Demo By: RCINFORMER (10 min 4 sec)