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Review - King Kong/LDARC Tiny Wing 450 - Sweet Micro Wing ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcW85nkS2nk

This item is courtesy of Banggood.
I thought this Tiny Wing would make for an excellent Micro FPV Wing ;-)
It has several flight modes; 6-axis, 3-axis, and manual.
It's made from EPP Foam which should make it extremely durable ;-)
I will perform the Maiden Flight as soon as weather permits ;-)
I will also post another video providing Tips on the setup and links to the components I used.

Get one today from Banggood!

Here is a link to this Cool Micro Wing:

KINGKONG/LDARC TINY WING 450mm Wingspan EPP FPV PNP With Flight Control
https://www.banggood.com/KINGKONGLDA...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 20, 2019 @ 09:16 AM | 2,046 Views
DustOff #5 - WLToys F949 Cessna 182 - A Nice Slow Flight ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZXdTZeSa4

Let's knock some of the Dust Off of this Micro Cessna.

Here is a link to the plane:

WLtoys F949 3CH 2.4G Cessna 182 Micro RC Airplane RTF
https://www.banggood.com/WLtoys-F949...47791920140372

Here is a link to our Struts MOD Tutorial:
Tutorial - Adding Struts to your WLToys F949 Cessna 182 (38 min 36 sec)


Here is a link to our Wing Extension & Flaps MOD Tutorial:
Tutorial - WLToys F949 Cessna 182 Wing Extension and Manual Flaps MOD Show & Tell (9 min 3 sec)
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 18, 2019 @ 11:09 AM | 1,928 Views
Test Flight #1 - HK FW190 WarBird Crash Repair!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXqIyP2apRU

I have everything repaired after my 1st Crash with this plane.
That will teach me not to fly this plane in too much wind ;-)
I had to reattach one of the Landing Gear and straighten the other one.
I have also increase the Dual-Rate on the Elevator for insurance ;-)

Repairs Completed: Straightened and reattached Landing Gear.

This Kit is discontinued but they still have the F6F Hellcat ;-)

Here is a link to the kit:

H-King F6F Hellcat - Glue-N-Go - Foamboard Kit
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/h-king-f...asc=8223421696

Here is a link to the Review of this plane:
Review - Hobby King Focke Wulf FW 190 Kit Plane (18 min 8 sec)


Here is a link to these LIPOs:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=7621465427

Here is a link to the Review of these LIPOs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNmKxKv_8oA

Here is a link to the Servos:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hxt900-m...asc=7800582208

My Power Setup for this plane:

Motor: Grayson Hobby 2212 2200kv
ESC : HobbyWing 30A
Prop : Gemfan 8040 Composite
LIPO : 3S 2200mah 25C (172 grams)

Thrust : 1070 grams
AMPS : 26.5 (approx. 20 amps in flight at full throttle)
AUW : 582 grams including Micro FPV System
Thrust to Weight Ratio: 1.8:1


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 16, 2019 @ 07:55 AM | 1,501 Views
Needful Things - Dry Lubricant - Great for Gears, Linkages, Wheels, etc.



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9yzjQH9MBc

I came across this item when I was looking for a way to extend the life of plastic & nylon gears on brushed motors and prop shafts.
The reason I like this stuff is that you can brush it onto the surface without wasting lubricant and it dries so it doesn't collect dust & dirt ;-)
It works very well and this is one of the items I always have on my RC Hobby Supplies shelf.
Since then I have found it work great on Control Linkages, Wheel Axles, Hinges, anywhere lubricant is needed and oil is not an option because of the mess and collection of dirt & grime.

Here is a link to this Item:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/DuPont-No...ottle/49235098
DuPont Non-Stick Dry-Film Lubricant with Teflon 4 fl. oz. Bottle


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 13, 2019 @ 08:04 AM | 3,246 Views
DustOff #3 - FlyBear SU-35 Micro ParkJet - Much Fun!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzb61DsSCBk

This tiny ParkJet has just been collecting dust so it's time to Blow the Dust Off ;-)

This ParkJet is a bit Tail Heavy so watch our Tuning Flights to find the Sweet Spot for Nose Weight ;-)

Here are links to this ParkJet:

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF
https://www.tomtop.com/p-rm8974.html...roundcontrolrc

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF
https://www.rcmoment.com/p-rm8974.ht...roundcontrolrc

Here is a link to some batteries that will work as spares:

Eachine E010S Micro FPV RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 150MAH 45C Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E01...47791920140372

Eachine E010S Upgrade 3.7V 240MAH 45C Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E01...47791920140372

Here is a link to our Review of this Plane:
Review - FlyBear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Jet (16 min 59 sec)


Here is the Flight that finds the Sweet Spot for the Nose Weight:
Flight 7 - FlyBear SU-35 Nose Weight Test, I found the sweet spot ;-) (13 min 16 sec)
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 11, 2019 @ 07:16 AM | 2,058 Views
DustOff #1 - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOvORWw-T4M

I have been patiently waiting for a calm wind morning.
Well, I still didn't get it but let's throw this Nano Rare Bear in the wind anyway ;-)

Here we go!


Here is a link to the Maiden Flight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rugO503Bsr0

Here is a link to the Build Videos:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq5FAnQwsS8
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEYRIQ5hxxs
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvOD2rdSXQw
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUDSZR4KKw8

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set
https://www.banggood.com/5X-Eachine-...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 10, 2019 @ 09:36 AM | 2,112 Views
Glue & Fly Series - F22 Mini V2 Demo Reel & Plans



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzRqWmgBJ5w

Here are some Flight Clips of this Mini Parkjet in Trainer & Intermediate Setup.
The Video Clips will show some of the great flying characteristics of this Parkjet ;-)
This is Parkjet you can grow with.
You can use it as a Trainer with a 2S Power System.
An Intermediate Parkjet with a 3S Power System.
Or if Advanced is your preference perhaps a 4S LIPO and a 5x4 Prop ;-)

If you would like a copy of the Plans & Associated Documents send an email to
[email protected]
In the Email Subject enter: GFS F22 Mini V2 Plans
I will get them to you as soon as I can.
You're going to love it ;-)

Here are links to the components:

Racerstar BR2207S Green Edition ***2500KV 3-6S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372
$9.17

FVT SKYI020 2-3S 20A Brushless ESC With BEC 5V/2A Linear Mode
https://www.banggood.com/FVT-SKYI020...47791920140372
$11.90
or
FVT LittleBee 20A ESC BLHeli OPTO 2-4S with 3A UBEC Bluesky Mini Switch-Mode ***5V 2-6S
https://www.banggood.com/3A-UBEC-Mod...47791920140372
$3.07

***Trainer Setup
Dualsky XP08002ECO 800mAh 7.4V 2S 25C JST Lipo (I removed the JST and installed an XT30 Connector)
https://www.banggood.com/Dualsky-XP0...47791920140372
$7.34
or
***Intermediate Setup
ACE TATTU 11.1V 850mAh 75C 9.44Wh 3S 1P Lipo Battery XT30 Plug
https://www.banggood.com/TATTU-11_1V...47791920140372
$19.99

GOTECK GS-9018C Brush Micro Servo 9g 1.5KG
https://www.banggood.com/GOTECK-GS-9...47791920140372
$6.28 ([email protected] $3.14)

***2S Setup
KMP 6040 6X4E 6*4E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-6X...47791920140372
$1.72
or
KINGKONG/LDARC 6040 Propellers CW & CCW 10 Pairs
https://www.banggood.com/10-Pairs-KI...47791920140372
$5.47

***3S Setup
KMP 6030 6X3E 6*3E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1pc-KMP-603...47791920140372
$1.57

***Need a Minimum 3 Channel Receiver as there is only 2 Servos (Aileron / Elevator) and Throttle


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 09, 2019 @ 12:32 PM | 2,615 Views
Review - SkyRC D100 V2 Balance Charger - I like it a lot ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzmi8_CH0L8

I have used the SkyRC D100 V1 Balance Charger for approx. 2.5 years now.
It has been a fantastic charger ;-)
So why did I get the V2 Charger?
Well, I have used my V1 a lot for the past 2.5 years and now the Stop Button is getting a bit problematic.
I have to depress the Stop Button in just the right spot to get it to actuate.
I suspect the Printed Circuit Board is worn under that button.
So, I purchased the V2 and I'm going to contact SkyRC Support and try to get a replacement Printed Circuit Board for the V1.
In the next episode of "The Pilot's Lounge" I will let you know my experience with SkyRC Support.
I like the V2 even better than the V1 and it has some additional feature not found in the V1.

Here is a link to the Charger:

SKYRC D100 V2 AC DC Dual Balance Charger Discharger Power Supply
https://www.banggood.com/SKYRC-D100-...47791920140372

Here is a link to the SkyRC D100 V1 Review:
RC Review - SkyRC D100 Balance Charger (10 min 23 sec)



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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 06, 2019 @ 09:53 AM | 2,268 Views
DustOff #8 - Converted RC Chuck Glider, hehehehe ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWSByGio0Zc

Actually, I think I'm performing these DustOff Flights before the dust even settles ;-)
Too much fun!
Let's throw it into the Wind!

Here is a link to the Project Conclusion video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OilrzPsnKuk

Here is a link to the Updated Plans & Templates video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSQsFa0sKs

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T

Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 04, 2019 @ 11:10 AM | 2,579 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIDR3jn8sxM

This is just my second flight of this Parkjet since completing my Line-Of-Sight Training.
I had forgotten how much fun this Parkjet is to fly ;-)
Let's blow some Dust Off!

Plans for the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2 are available to Subscribers & Patron ONLY!
The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Beginner to Intermediate.
It's a great Trainer on a 2S Power System and Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

This was my Trainer Parkjet when I transitioned to Planes ;-)

If you would like a copy of the Plans & Associated Documents send an email to [email protected]
In the Email Subject enter: GFS F22 Mini V2 Plans
I will get them to you as soon as I can.
You're going to love it ;-)


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 02, 2019 @ 11:39 AM | 1,914 Views
MODs & Testing - Super Cub - 4 MODs that make a Difference ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF-0Bw5bUek

I just couldn't help myself ;-)
I'm always looking for ways of improving my Aircraft.
These MODs, although simple, turned out to be a big benefit.
They will also work with similar planes not just this Super Cub.

Here is a link to the 7x4 Prop:

1pc KMP 7040 7x4E 7*4E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-70...47791920140372

JXF Poly Composite Propeller 7x4 (2pcs)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/jxf-poly...asc=8256570960

Here is a link to the Prop Adapter:

3.17mm Sliver Bullet Propeller Adapter Holder For RC Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/3_17mm-Sliv...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Silicone Tubing (It was actually 1mm inside diameter I used):

1m Length Food Grade Translucent Silicone Tubing Hose 1mm To 8mm Inner Diameter Tube - #1
https://www.banggood.com/1m-Food-Gra...47791920140372

Here is a link to the 2.5mm washers:

50Pcs M2/M2.5/M3/M4 Stainless Steel Flat Washer for RC Model - M2.5
https://www.banggood.com/50Pcs-M2M2_...47791920140372

2.5 mm Stainless Metric Flat Washer (4-Piece)
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bo...6128/203624219

Here is a link to the .5mm thick, flexible, plastic cutting mat:

2 Pack Thin Clear Flexible Plastic Kitchen Cutting Board 12 Inch x 15 Inch
https://www.walmart.com/ip/2-Pack-Th...Inch/912921415

Here are links to the LIPO:
Turnigy nano-tech 450mAh 3S 65C Lipo
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=5312339847

Here is a link to the Plane:
Upgraded: New batch comes with Integrated flight control with self-stabilization function

Volantex 2.4G 4CH V765-2 765-2 Super Cub 750mm Sport Park Flyer RTF
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-2_...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 29, 2019 @ 09:11 AM | 8,705 Views
DustOff #3 - Volantex Super Cub - More Acrobatic than I thought ;-)



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

Now that this plane is all trimmed out let's see how it performs ;-)
It's more acrobatic than I thought it would be and that's a good thing!

The amount of Flaps I have is 10mm from the top of the Aileron to the top of the Wing.
The amount of Up Elevator Trim is 3mm.

I was using a good 7x4 composite prop in these flights.

I used a Nanotech 2S 450mah 65C LIPO on a 4 minute flight and still had 7.6v in the pack.
I was in the throttle a lot during the flight and I should be able to get 7 minutes of flight time leaving 3.5v per cell or 7.0v for the pack.
That looks pretty respectable to me considering how small these batteries are ;-)

Here are links to the LIPO:
Turnigy nano-tech 450mAh 3S 65C Lipo
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=5312339847

Here is a link to the 7x4 Prop:
JXF Poly Composite Propeller 7x4 (2pcs)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/jxf-poly...asc=8256570960

Here is a link to Test Flight #2 that didn't end well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwVViweVtBM

Here is a link to the Tutorial for installing the Servos and Linkages:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_0_ud1xBtk

Here is a link to the Plane:
Upgraded: New batch comes with Integrated flight control with self-stabilization function

Volantex 2.4G 4CH V765-2 765-2 Super Cub 750mm Sport Park Flyer RTF
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-2_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the 4.4g Servos used in the Tutorial:

Turnigy™ TGY-1440A Analog Servo 20T (V2) 0.8kg / 0.10sec / 4.4g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigyt...asc=1250722527


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 27, 2019 @ 08:21 AM | 2,603 Views
Tip #27 - Volantex Ranger G2 Setup - Control Surface Deflection & Flaps



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

I have the Volantex Ranger G2 setup pretty well now and it has good Aileron and Elevator Control.
I'm also happy with the Flap Setting on the Flaperons.
In this Video I'm going to provide my setting on this Plane so it will give you a good Baseline to start with.
These Setting should provide you with a successful Maiden Flight of this plane.

The measurements on the Control Surfaces were measured at the Control Horns to make sure there was no flexing of the Control Surface when actuating.

Link to the Latest Video with this Setup:

Test Flight #3 - Ranger G2 with 8X4 Prop - Loops, Rolls, & Flaps Deployment ;-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcZh1ZxiZ10

Link to this Plane:

Volantex V757-6 V757 6 Ranger G2 1200mm Wingspan EPO FPV Rc Airplane Aircraft PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-RC...47791920140372

Link to our Motor Thrust Angle MOD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7CbbKE4ff8

Link to the Field Test of the Motor Thrust Angle MOD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3JMLrpKRkI

Link to the Batteries I use in this Plane:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=3451564005

Link to the 8x4 Prop I used after the Motor Thrust Angle MOD:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/jxf-poly...asc=6964796978


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 25, 2019 @ 07:32 AM | 5,492 Views
The Pilot's Lounge - Episode #11 - In the Pipe! New Projects, Setups, Updates, & Plans!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z42SUVqiEVs

Welcome to another Episode of "The Pilot's Lounge"

This Series of Videos is to keep you updated on what Ground Control RC has been up to, updates to Reviews, results of Field Testing, Setups and MODs, Projects we've completed, and Projects we have in the Pipe.

Here is information on the Parkjet Plans we have made available to Patrons & Subscribers!

Plans for the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2 are available to Subscribers & Patron ONLY!
The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Beginner to Intermediate.
It's a great Trainer on a 2S Power System and Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

If you would like a copy of the Plans & Associated Documents send an email to [email protected]
In the Email Subject enter: GFS F22 Mini V2 Plans
We will get them to you as soon as we can.
You're going to love it ;-)

***Here are Links to the GFS F22 Mini V2 Components we Tested and Use:

Racerstar 2207 BR2207S Green Edition 2500KV 3-6S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

[ Primary ESC ]
FVT LittleBee 20A ESC BLHeli OPTO 2-4S
https://www.banggood.com/FVT-LittleB...47791920140372
+
3A UBEC Module Low Ripple Bluesky Mini Switch-Mode DC BEC 5V 2-6S
https://www.banggood.com/3A-UBEC-Mod...47791920140372

[...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 22, 2019 @ 09:44 AM | 3,256 Views
DustOff #8 - XK Edge Stunt Plane 3D Mode White Knuckle Flight ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdA6GFmik7k

Let's really blow the dust off this plane!
3D Mode will test your skills ;-)

Here are links to this plane and spare batteries:

Link to this Plane:

XK A430 2.4G 5CH 3D6G System Brushless RC Airplane Compatible Futaba RTF - Mode 2
https://www.banggood.com/XK-A430-2_4...47791920140372

Spare Batteries:

XK DHC-2 A600 RC Airplane Spare Parts 7.4V 300mAh 25C Li-po Battery
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DHC-2-A6...47791920140372

Turnigy nano-tech 300mAh 2S 35~70C Lipo
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=5382684821

Link to the Motor Upgrade Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbyYabReelU

Link to the Motor Upgrade Tutorial Photos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QySeWgj4QHM


See you in the Air!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 20, 2019 @ 12:39 PM | 2,100 Views
Tip #26 - Using Low Voltage Components with Higher Voltage Power Systems




Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2KLtIHp4Aw

My original intent with the RC conversion of the Chuck Glider using a Brushless Power Systems was for a 1S LIPO setup.
Needless to say, I could not get nearly enough thrust from a Brushless Motor & ESC to power this Glider on a 1S LIPO.
I had already ordered the Low Voltage Receiver & Servos, so now what do I do?
Well, I took the process I had used to convert an OPTO ESC into a Non-OPTO ESC by adding a Switching Voltage Regulator.
I still had a problem though, as I didn't want to use more than 4.2 volts (1S LIPO Voltage) to power these Low Voltage Receivers & Servos.
I remembered using some Adjustable Switching Voltage Regulators in the past to power things that maxed out at 5V so I used one of those and was able to complete the RC Conversion of the Chuck Glider using the Low Voltage Components I already ordered ;-)

I have received a few question on how I accomplished this so I'm providing this "Show & Tell" Tip & Tutorial and a Wiring Diagram that will help you do the same thing and allow you to provide no more than 4.2 Volts of power to these components while still providing full power to your Motor & ESC.

This is the process I used to complete the RC Conversion of the Chuck Glider and it worked flawlessly ;-)

Tutorial - Converting an OPTO ESC by adding an SBEC (...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 18, 2019 @ 07:56 AM | 2,076 Views
DustOff #2 - FlyBear SU-35 Micro ParkJet



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dngyvO9-lFU

This tiny ParkJet has just been collecting dust for the past several months so it's time to Blow the Dust Off ;-)

This ParkJet is a bit Nose Heavy so watch our Tuning Flights to find the Sweet Spot for Nose Weight ;-)

Here are links to this ParkJet:

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF
https://www.tomtop.com/p-rm8974.html...roundcontrolrc

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF
https://www.rcmoment.com/p-rm8974.ht...roundcontrolrc

Here is a link to some batteries that will work as spares:

Eachine E010S Micro FPV RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 150MAH 45C Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E01...47791920140372

Eachine E010S Upgrade 3.7V 240MAH 45C Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E01...47791920140372

Here is a link to our Review of this Plane:
Review - FlyBear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Jet (16 min 59 sec)


Here is the Flight that finds the Sweet Spot for the Nose Weight:
Flight 7 - FlyBear SU-35 Nose Weight Test, I found the sweet spot ;-) (13 min 16 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 15, 2019 @ 07:22 AM | 984 Views
DustOff #1 - Glue & Fly Series F22 Mini V2 - Plans Available to Patrons & Subscribers!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PgrwD6jUJw

I have not flown this Parkjet since completing my Line-Of-Sight Training.
I had forgotten how much fun this Parkjet is to fly ;-)
Let's blow some Dust Off!

Plans for the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2 are available to Subscribers & Patron ONLY!
The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Beginner to Intermediate.
It's a great Trainer on a 2S Power System and Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

This was my Trainer Parkjet when I transitioned to Planes ;-)

If you would like a copy of the Plans & Associated Documents send an email to [email protected]
In the Email Subject enter: GFS F22 Mini V2 Plans
I will get them to you as soon as I can.
You're going to love it ;-)

Here are links to the components:

Racerstar 2207 BR2207S Green Edition 2500KV 3-6S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

[ Primary ESC ]
FVT LittleBee 20A ESC BLHeli OPTO 2-4S
https://www.banggood.com/FVT-LittleB...47791920140372
+
3A UBEC Module Low Ripple Bluesky Mini Switch-Mode DC BEC 5V 2-6S
https://www.banggood.com/3A-UBEC-Mod...47791920140372

[ Alternate ESC ]
FVT SKYI020 2-3S 20A Brushless ESC With BEC 5V/2A
https://www.banggood.com/FVT-SKYI020...47791920140372

KINGKONG/LDARC 6040 Propellers CW & CCW 10 Pairs
https://...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 13, 2019 @ 07:41 AM | 725 Views
Tip #25 - Brushed Motor & ESC - No Throttle Response?



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_pvZ7A7jYQ

I have not worked with Brushed Motor & ESCs very much and recently had an issue where the Servos were working fine but I had no Throttle response.
I found the issue and if you're having the same problem this information may get your throttle working.

Here is a link to the Micro Receiver:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372


Here is a link to the Brushed Motors & Props:

1.2mm Propeller and 1020 Coreless Motor Set for 90mm-150mm DIY Micro FPV RC Quadcopter Frame
https://www.banggood.com/1_2mm-Prope...47791920140372


Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 11, 2019 @ 08:33 AM | 887 Views
Test Flight #3 - Volantex Super Cub Flaperons - It's all Good ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=056fU_dPfpA

Time to test the Super Cub MOD we performed by replacing the single 9g Servo with two 4.4g Servos and programming Flaperons.
After needing some significant adjustment and repair of the Landing Gear it's ready for Takeoff ;-)

The amount of Flaps I have is 10mm from the top of the Aileron to the top of the Wing.
The amount of Up Elevator Trim is 3mm.

Here is a link to Test Flight #2 that didn't end well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwVViweVtBM

Here is a link to the Tutorial for installing the Servos and Linkages:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_0_ud1xBtk

Here is a link to the Plane:
Upgraded: New batch comes with Integrated flight control with self-stabilization function

Volantex 2.4G 4CH V765-2 765-2 Super Cub 750mm Sport Park Flyer RTF
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-2_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the 4.4g Servos used in the Tutorial:

Turnigy™ TGY-1440A Analog Servo 20T (V2) 0.8kg / 0.10sec / 4.4g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigyt...asc=1250722527


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