Posted by dkpatt | Today @ 06:32 PM | 54 Views
Have a new fusion 270 that does not want to behave. Out the box it was not responding well (I am new to RC helicopters), so stopped rotor checked all controls response and they are correct. Checked swash but cannot gauge with eye. Purchased swash leveling tool (one with three legs on the drive shaft) and set all links to have a so called level swash. Tested blade angels and am confused. Level swash, but on rotation of blades the blade angel changes. At 12 o clock i set front blade to zero, then turn head to 3 o clock, the setting changes to 3.4 degrees, then turn to 6 o clock and the setting goes back to almost zero sometimes positive 0.3 or negative 0 .1, then turn to 9 o clock and angle changes to 2.4? Back to 12 o clock and the setting is almost zero again. What gives. Have tried to level the helicopter as best i can have tried to make shaft perfectly vertical, but this does not make sense. Have tried to recheck and recheck but each time get funny results. Have corrected follower arm and made them level as well. Anyone got some ideas. Still have not flown but at this rate looks like i will end up flying it and then rebuilding because this thing is not going to respond well in the air. Will probably get someone experienced to fly it first. Any help welcomed.
Posted by DismayingObservation | Today @ 05:35 PM | 98 Views
Yep. Another orphan followed me home a couple of weeks ago, but it isn't a basket case.

It's a brand new, plan-built model done by my friend, Buzz Waltz. Buzz, if you'll review my previous entries, used to be a kit designer and manufacturer who gave me a beautiful, one-off prototype called The Sparrow.

The new model is the Dragon Fly, a large, gas-powered free flight design from 1936 adapted for three-channel RC. Buzz built it for electric power with a pull-pull rudder and the workmanship is beyond incredible. Wings and tail are covered, but the fuselage is bare, planked wood.

It'll soon get a light coat of water-based Varathane for a more finished look. Callie Soden at has a Golden Age air racer decal scheme in mind which I hope to get soon.

Here are the plans:
Posted by | Today @ 04:44 PM | 115 Views
If you have bought the Fatshark attitude V5 or are using the new 18650 battery pack and want a proper balance lead to balance charge, here is how you go about doing it:

Posted by SKYPILEIT | Today @ 02:06 PM | 213 Views
I should add pics more often, just a few local planes & a local couple enjoying our Tuesday night fun-flys.

Richard with his big Corsair on 6s.
Posted by unboxingexp | Today @ 11:14 AM | 251 Views
N20 DC Gear Motor (1 min 7 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 09:05 AM | 415 Views
Halloa people

sooo yes.. allmost unbelievable but here is another build project from me.. I've been working (selecting parts etc) on this one for several months....
I am in the process of replacing my 4S (GepRC KHX5 Elegant) freestyle quads with fresh 6S versions in this thread I'll show you the "Why & How" of this project...

I'm actually going to start this story with 2 first flight tests!
Later on I'll tell you what parts I used and WHY I chose those......

DutchRC RIPLEY - Ultimate 6S Freestyle FPV Quad - P1: Test Flights (14 min 4 sec)

Parts list:

Frame: Speedybee 5" 225mm

Stack: Diatone Mamba F722S + 6S 4-in-1 Dshot1200 ESC

Motors v1: iFlight Xing 2207 1800kv

Motors v2: Racerstar SIC 2207 1888kv

Props: Gemfan Windancer 5043

FPV camera: Runcam Racer 2 black 2.1mm

FPV transmitter: Rush Tank VTX

Control receiver: FrSky R9mm

The lipo's I'll use: Gaoneng GNB 1100mah 6S 130C
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 07:53 AM | 329 Views

Here is a link to the Video:

Well, I have this Parkjet repaired and Trimmed out after a component failure caused a crash.
The repairs have worked out well and it seems to fly as well as it did before the crash ;-)
Let's blow some Dust Off!

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The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Intermediate to Advanced.
It's fast, acrobatic, and looks great in the air.

Here are links to the components:

Racerstar BR2406S Green Edition 2600KV 2-4S Brushless Motor

Racerstar RS30A Lite 30A Blheli_S BB1 2-4S Brushless OPTO ESC (Converted | Primary)

DC-DC Converter Step Down Module UBEC 3A 5V (5V Version needed for Conversion of OPTO ESC)

Favourite FVT Swallow Series 30A 2-4S Brushless ESC With 5V 3A BEC For RC Airplane (Alternate)

***You need a receiver to match your transmitter protocol (this receiver matches my transmitter protocol - DSM2/DSMX)
iRangeX RM601 2.4G 7CH Micro DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver With PPM Output - with pin

KMP 6030 6X3E High Efficiency Propeller

GOTECK GS-9018C Brush Micro Servo 9g

Gaoneng GNB 11.1V 1300mAh 3S 40C XT60 Plug Lipo Battery for FPV RC Drone

Gens Tattu 11.1V 1300mAh 45C 3S1P Lipo Battery With XT60 Plug For RC FPV

Turnigy Nano-Tech 1000mAh 3S 40C Lipo Pack w/XT60 (Primary)

Turnigy Nano-Tech Plus 1000mAh 3S 70C Lipo Pack w/XT60 (Alternate)

See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by Bill M - RC | Today @ 06:59 AM | 850 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Emax Babyhawk R Pro 4 review. This Emax Babyhawk R Pro 4 review tests the 2.8 pitch propellers on race gates and freestyle,....fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride with Chris.

You can get this Emax BabyHawk R PRO 4 Mini Magnum III F4 4 Inch 3-6S FPV Racing Drone BNF here:

15% off coupon: BGHawkRPRO
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Emax Babyhawk R Pro 4 review - 2.8 pitch prop test (6 min 12 sec)

Posted by Martin Zhuang | Today @ 04:00 AM | 411 Views
HGLRC FD413-VTX STACK 16x16 2-4S F411 Flight Controller 13A BLS 4in1 ESC VTX 400mW

Usage: for 60mm-180mm Frame Kit
Weight: 10.8g

HGLRC Forward FD411 Flight Controller
Item Name:FD411 Flight Controller
Black Box: NO
Input Voltage: 2-4S Lipo
Built-in Betaflight OSD to adjust PID
BEC Output: 5V 2A
Size: 21x21mm
Installing Hole: 16x16mm, M2
Support SBUS/PPM/DSMX/iBUS receiver

HGLRC Forward FD13A 4in1 BLS 2-4S ESC
Item Name: FD13A 4in1 2-4S ESC
Input Voltage: 2-4S Lipo
Constant Current: 13A
Peak Current: 15A(5S)
BEC Ouput: NO
Size: 23x24mm
Installing Hole: 16x16mm, M2
Weight: 3.2g
Support Damped Mode:DSHOT600/300/150/Oneshot125/42,MultiShot,PWM

HGLRC FD VTX Micro 400mW
Item Name: FD VTX Micro
Output Power: PIT/25mW/100mW/200mW/400mW Switchable
Input Voltage: DC 5V
Installing Hole: 16x16mm, M2
Size: 20x20mm
Antenna: IPEX
Weight: 1.5g

Package Included:
1x FD411 Flight Controller
1x FD13A 4in1 BLS ESC
1x FD VTX...Continue Reading
Posted by Catherine Chen | Today @ 12:48 AM | 455 Views
EC3 power multi connectors

This EC3 multi connector set is our latest new product. You can use this to any batteries with EC3 connectors and convert it to the mostly used four kinds of other connectors. That is 60, Deans, Tamiya , and Traxxsass. With this powerful function, they made from Nylon. And the connector part is a finished one.

Any question,Please feel free to contact me. Thank you! ~
Posted by mechmove | Yesterday @ 11:38 PM | 474 Views
This is a fast 1-day trip for anyone residing in So Cal. The terrain is so unusual, its as if you are in another country:

Of interest special here, on the other side of the island is Inspiration Point, about a 30/45 -minute walk from the port of entry. This is the million dollar view of other inaccessible islands due to very steep terrain. (Hint, bring your own small folding-chair it will make you stay on the island much more enjoyable). As I was enjoying the view from Inspiration Point, numerous birds were soaring the cliffs. As the sky cleared and the sun started heating the dark volcanic surfaces, the rising heat with sea breeze resulted in more and more of these creatures enjoying what they do best. (And here I am in hot So Cal with a motor, the birds must be laughing).

At one point, the birds headed straight for me with so much speed, they didnt even need to flap their wings. Its worth visiting this island, only need 1 day to do it!
Posted by mechmove | Yesterday @ 11:06 PM | 481 Views
This morning, I drove out to El Dorado park in Long Beach. Arrival time was 12:10pm. I brought my V-tail + aileron Renny Electric (2meter) and had a few flights along side a couple hand launch pilots. The field looked very different, but this is because I was on the other side of the field where the main flying stage is located. Last time out was when I lost my AVA electric.

My setup this afternoon was the original Hacker BL20-18 motor with 4:1 gearbox and "smallish" Aeronaut folding prop. The dimensions marked on the propeller are worn out, but this combo has terrible climb performance on a 2-cell 1350 lipo. So after I came home, I swapped out my "smallish" Aeronaut prop for the 11x8 Graupner folding prop. One of the guys at the field knew a lot about electric motor systems and recommended a lower cell count means a larger prop can be used. I do not remember exactly why I installed a smaller prop years earlier. I was primarily flying 3 cells at the time. It might have had something to do with the spinner hardware coming lose due to too much torque, at least this is my memory. But with 2 cells, the torque is less. We will see how this works out.

Also my radio program did more than I realized. The coordination between tail and ailerons can be turned off, but this requires using the throttle stick as rudder. Something I never got into. And I have exponential/dual rates (?) programmed on a 3 position switch, 100%, 110%, and 120%. I never even knew, I...Continue Reading
Posted by CKD315 | Yesterday @ 09:00 PM | 501 Views
I know you think I'm likely talking about the Top Flite P-47 Eileen. but this is an older H9 P-47 painted and detailed as the Eileen scheme. I picked this up last month from a fellow rcg'er in South Florida along with a nice GP Stearman.

They both had gas engines which were replaced with electric set-ups. The P-47 has an Axi 4130/20 with a Castle 90a esc on a 6s 5000 lipo. I was able to cut a hatch and make a tray that allows the lipo to go all the way forward up to the firewall and just balances the plane. The prop is a 17x8 and I'm ordering a prop nut for it this evening, to replace the one which was on the OS .91 and doesn't fit my Axi...

This was the fourth time flying it and it feels much more easier than the previous few flights. It didn't need much initial trim and seems to handle very well so far, just like people have said about this plane. Landings are easy and the gear has been solid far.

I'm usually the last person to fly the field in the evening, so I got the chance to do some photos out on the runway. I've been wanting this plane for a good while and am glad to have it. Thanks Rob, I promise I'll get the Stearman together soon...
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 08:08 PM | 1,005 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Makerfire Crazypony 2S 7.6v 650mah Lipo Battery review. This 2S 7.6v 650mah Lipo Battery review includes dimensions, weight, charging & a duration test flight.

You can get these Makerfire 2PCS 2S Lipo Battery 7.6V 650mAh 50C/100C XT30 Plug for Micro FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter in UK here:

You can get batteries & chargers from Makerfire internationally here:

Makerfire Crazypony 2S 7.6v 650mah Lipo Battery review (7 min 4 sec)