Posted by PittSpecial | Yesterday @ 10:30 PM | 859 Views
UPDATE: RE: Carl Goldberg Tiger-2 (Glow-To-Electric Conversion)

Earlier Post on same subject at:

Well, I finally got it right!

As some that have posted warned me, this heavy model just could not fly "or" in other words, I have to thank a higher power for giving me the common sense of NOT horsing this great looking model UP in the air with the weak AXi 2826/10 power system and just 3-Cells! That maiden attempt resulted in some slow speed taxi runs!

Replaced the Electric Power System to the SUPPO 3520/6 (840Kv) and swinging the APC 12 X 8 E propeller while using the 4-Cells, 4,000mAH, 35C, Lithium Polymer Batteries.

I must declare that I was very pleasantly surprised in the manner this model handles itself up in the air. That Long FUSE Boom really allows this model to perform some wicked aerobatics should you decide at the controls. This made it worth while after struggling in trying to get the model's Center-Of-Gravity close to where it needed to be. Again, this model in it's early life flew with the Thunder Tiger .46 Glow Engine and it tipped the digital scale at over 16 ounces. This made things pretty challenging as there was really not enough selections of a Motor with this weight and having respectable (KV) parameters (Revaluations per Volt) to keep the Cell count low.

I decided NOT to remove the Impact Socket underneath the bottom end of the FUSE (Frontal) as it allowed a very good mid-point Center of Gravity with the new power system at 11+ ounces (Including ESC). It is amazing how much weight was required up front to balance this model out. I would say this Carl Goldberg Tiger-2 is very well constructed to say the least.

Okay, here's the Video and if you like to see a LOW Fast Pass then, FAST FORWARD to 6:25 Time Hack! Make sure you select High Resolution !
Carl Goldberg Tiger2 Maiden Flight 11 27 2020 (8 min 30 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 06:32 PM | 691 Views
FPVWRA Racing Wing Maiden Flight with GPS Top Speed Recorded!
FPVWRA Racing • Defiant Spec Wing Maiden Flight • PLUS GPS Speed Recorded (15 min 4 sec)

Posted by Akram07 | Yesterday @ 05:13 PM | 753 Views
Selling this radio with 2 receivers one has 3 axes gyro. Like new only 4 flights. Has charger and original box.
Asking 170.00 buyer pays shipping.
Posted by Late99 | Yesterday @ 05:08 PM | 747 Views
I had noted a long time ago that Arm1s Extra seemed to be easy build and at least on paper looked as a good flier. As I had sold my 38" Skywing Edge last winter I was short of smaller plane to fly on the nearby farm field (using asphalt walkway as runway there). And as weather get worse and worse, I decided to build a replacement from all the parts I had laying around.

I'm still waiting for the maiden, so can't comment yet on the flight performance, but the build was quite fun & rewarding. Check full 1m MiniExtra story!
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 04:21 PM | 783 Views

Volantex Sport Cub 500 RTF w/Gyro - Aileron Extension Test Flights, My Quest for a better Roll Rate!

Volantex Sport Cub 500

Banggood GCRC

Here is a link to the Video:

Even in Manual Mode the Roll Rate is a bit Slow!
I added Aileron Extensions to try and get a better Roll Rate.
It worked great on the Eachine Mini F4U Corsair, will it work on this Plane?

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Spare Parts: ***These Parts are for the Eachine Mini P51D Mustang but I believe they are compatible.

Lipo Battery 1S 360mAh for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane

Eachine 3.7V 380mah 25C Lipo **I use these in the Eachine Mini P51D Mustang with no problem

JJRC H31 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts Battery 3.7V 400mah

JJRC H31 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 6Pcs 3.7V 400MAH 30C Battery and...Continue Reading
Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 12:00 PM | 1,241 Views
Platube LED whoop gates (1 min 48 sec)

Actually, these are LED dog collars :-) But I use them as cheap LED gates for some tiny whoop indoor action!
Posted by Eric Zhu | Yesterday @ 05:43 AM | 1,639 Views

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1.AGFRC SA86BVMW 12V 66KG programmable brushless smart servo + AGF-SPV2 servo programmer + 25T metal servo horn, Total: 25% OFF Discount.

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Posted by gquiring | Nov 26, 2020 @ 11:55 PM | 1,796 Views
I needed a case for my RadioMaster TX16S, this case is ideal for any standard size TX.

Husky transmitter case for RadioMaster TX16S, great deal for $20 bucks (14 min 11 sec)

Posted by HGLRC Company | Nov 26, 2020 @ 11:45 PM | 1,800 Views
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*You can get a free spare frame for any drones you purchase.

*Buy 4 motors and get one extra for free

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Posted by Jim.Thompson | Nov 26, 2020 @ 10:17 PM | 1,891 Views
I have just finished building the wings for my Kaos hack aerobatic electric powered model.
The method uses a tapered carbon tube and was inspired by the current generation of F5J sailplanes, which commonly use a parallel tube I think.
I made the tube using a pool cue as a mandrel.
Layup for the tubes was:
1 inner layer of 60 gsm plain weave glass fabric on the bias.
1. layer of 300 gsm uni-directional carbon.
1 layer of 100 gsm plain weave glass fabric on the outside, mainly to provide some torsional stiffness and to hold it all together.

The foam ribs were all cut together using the so called "laser method" and the holes to take the spars were all cut the same way. A pilot hole was roughly cut to thread the hot wire through before power was applied and it was then guided by hand around the inside of the holes in the end templates.

Spars glued to the foam ribs with PU glue.

1mm balsa caps glued to the ribs with white PVA glue.

3mm Pauwlonia sub LE first, then a final 6 mm Pauwlonia LE glued on after the caps were all fitted and trimmed.

The construction of the flying surfaces is all described elsewhere------I think?
Pintle and gudgeon hinges, otherwise known as "Pocket Hinges". 2 mm carbon rod pintle.

30 micron laminating film covering. Nice stuff to use!.......Dirt cheap and very strong.

Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 26, 2020 @ 10:10 PM | 1,865 Views
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Posted by Jack Crossfire | Nov 26, 2020 @ 08:06 PM | 1,987 Views
Today's lesson was the hall effect sensor needs to be a long way from the magnet to get good results as an angle sensor. 3mm was all the room in the motor mount. If it's too close, you get large areas where the sensor doesn't pick up any flux. If it's farther away, you get more flux in the dead areas. This might be caused by the flux lines returning to the motor shaft instead of the magnets. The same thing might not happen in the joysticks.

An algorithm for converting 2 sensor voltages to an angle is a buster. The sensors never return the same voltage twice, so it ends up being a pythagorean therum problem which has to be optimized. A conventional sensored speed controller is just concerned with whether the sensor is N or S, so it can use a simple lookup table.
Posted by UpNup | Nov 26, 2020 @ 07:41 PM | 1,987 Views
The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) had a Type 99 Number 80 Mark 5 bomb that was 92.1" long, 16.1" tall. It weighted 1,756.6 lbs. or 796.8 kg. This bomb was strapped underneath the lead level bomber on Pearl Harbor. I made a 1/9 scale version that is to go on my B5N2 Kate. It is just over 11" long. There are two propellers at the end of the tapered tail that serve as fuses.

My first version was crooked and the planking was a distraction. A second version isn't perfect, but acceptable. One note is that I hid a basswood plank under the planking so that I can drill into it and mount it one day under that plane....Continue Reading
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 26, 2020 @ 06:16 PM | 2,040 Views
This is my Foggy & Wet Maiden Flight Review With The E-flite EC-1500 Twin 1.5m BNF Basic Cargo Plane.

Foggy & Wet Maiden Flight Review With The E-flite EC-1500 Twin 1.5m BNF Basic Cargo Plane (8 min 4 sec)

Posted by dealdealerunltd1 | Nov 26, 2020 @ 04:52 PM | 2,111 Views
American Ironhorse - Tejas - V111 S&S w/ Super G Carb, RSD 6 spd Trans w/ the upgraded 300 Rear End Kit. Original 2 Owner Bike w/ Approx 12k Actual Miles.

AIH motorcycles found life in the early to mid 90s during the time that New Harley Davidson motorcycles was in such high demand that the average man had to get on a waiting list in order to get one. Some models with over a year wait. That led to people looking elsewhere which therefore blew the custom motorcycle scene into a whole new world as for popularity & sales.
AIH became one the industry’s largest custom motorcycle producers in the U.S. & in many people opinions set the standard of what custom built motorcycles should be like. Everything was built in house on these bikes except for the Seats & S&S engines if I’m not mistaken. All were assembled in their Fort Worth, Texas shop & some were sold on site & others sent out across the U.S. to be sold by AIH dealers. Unfortunately by around 2008-2009 AIH had changed hands several times, filed for bankruptcy & eventually all assets liquidated including the AIH name & trademarks.
Here in upstate SC these AIH bikes are somewhat rare to see. They def are not out on the roads as often as you see others. This particular Tejas bike was found & purchased out of GA as a original 2 owner motorcycle w/ approx 12k actual miles on it. Originally when this bike was sold new back in ‘05 it had a price tag of $27k.
I’ve...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Nov 26, 2020 @ 04:27 PM | 2,121 Views
XK A430 didn't die again (3 min 37 sec)

Yeah !

Trim changes - Digital trim changes appear to do nothing .
Analogue trim changes appear to do something .
Analogue - Undoing clevis - then rotating to adjust elevator trim .

Came home , and put in some more analogue up trim on the elevator .
Once I get 6G flying the way it should have out of the box , I can then trim 3D .
Trying to fly 3D mode when 6G is Fubar is just silly .
Posted by Justwingit | Nov 26, 2020 @ 03:55 PM | 2,257 Views
Today we're back at Rabbit Dry Lake with Brent as he SHREDS IT with the Freewing MiG-29 Fulcrum :
Freewing MiG-29 Fulcrum Twin 80mm EDF Jet PNP - Sport Flight at Rabbit Dry Lake! (7 min 14 sec)

Check out the TOTALLY RAD Inverted Flat-Spins starting at around 01:20 in the viddy !

Cheers to all and a very Happy Thanksgiving to my Yank brethren !

Posted by VicT | Nov 26, 2020 @ 12:58 PM | 2,301 Views
I found a loose stab on preflight caused by a broken CF stab joiner. I separated the 2 pieces and used the shattered ends as ends for the tube . I used CA and Monocote backing to glue the cracks shut. I found an inner CF tube and turned it down with 80 grit paper while spinning it in a Dremel. I used about 1.5 inches to joine he 2 clean ends together using CA.
I has to insert the repaired tube into the plastic fuselage hole one way as there was a repair bump that restricted entry.
This plane and parts are discontinued so parts are hard to get
Posted by Maffstoys | Nov 26, 2020 @ 11:18 AM | 2,367 Views
Hi guys I have an element Enduro builders kit and fancy a new crawler kit to build that my son will drive! Which is the best overall (performance/ability, durability, maintenrnce costs etc) and why?
Trx4 sport kit
Element Enduro builders kit
Element Gatekeeper kit
Gmade GS02 Komodo kit
Carisma SCA1E Coyote kit.
Or any other suggestions!
Thanks in advance