Posted by Whiskers | Nov 20, 2017 @ 05:53 PM | 5,033 Views
When I was a young child I lived on a cherry orchard in a rural area. The house was located on a sloping site and had a high front veranda. The young me spent many a happy hour seeing how far I could get my sheet balsa gliders to fly across the long slope, over the dirt road and into the orchard after being hand launched from the veranda.
I didn't know it at the time, but I was laying down a good foundation of knowledge about trimming a model plane. And Cg location and the correct proportions of the flying surfaces, building straight. All Good Stuff like that.
I now live about one and a half thousand kilometers form that little house but I recently visited it by using Google Earth,. It enabled me to measure my best flights to be approximately 70 meters.
But no young boy will be able to do as I did. The house is still there but the grassy slope and the orchard have been converted to gardens and houses and the dirt road in paved.
WW2 was raging at the time I lived there, so in the bush block next door I went on patrol with an imaginary Owen gun seeking out imaginary Japanese infantry.
That treed hill is also now covered with housing. I suppose young boys living there now fight their imaginary wars on their computers. I think I was lucky to have had it the way I did.
Posted by Bob Gaito | Nov 20, 2017 @ 04:26 PM | 5,486 Views
Babylon Pond (0 min 58 sec)

Posted by Bob Gaito | Nov 20, 2017 @ 03:20 PM | 5,754 Views
R C scale model Golden Egg Harbor (0 min 28 sec)




This is a model of the brochure boat for Egg Harbor in 1972. I drew up plans from many photos and measurements of the full size boat in the marina. It has a redmax weed eater motor which I converted to water cooling (very hard to do because the spark plug is angled) and the output goes through a gearbox and on to two prop shafts(also homemade). The pilot station has a working compass (fabricated from a cut light bulb) The only items purchased were the props and the radio gear
Posted by stevetarget | Nov 20, 2017 @ 03:19 PM | 2,408 Views
I decided to try a blog.
I'll start with a little about myself.
I started flying control line planes 50 years ago when I was 11. I got out of the hobby for 45 years and re discovered the fun of RC flying. I started flying a lot about 6 years ago, mostly electric. I made a ton of mistakes and taught myself how to fly before joining the CSRA flyers club. I wish I would have found the club first as it would have saved me a lot of money and heart ache in crashed planes. I have continued to grow in the sport and now fly 33 % gas planes and have built a dozen or so ARF's,. Yes I know that an arf is not as cool as a kit but they suit my needs. I am currently trying to sell off my nitro stuff and moving towards gas planes. I still have my electrics and fly them often too. mostly when I don't have a lot of time to spend at the field. I am also vice president of a very fast growing club, when I joined there was 12 members, now we have 55. We have made a lot of improvements to the club in the last 4 years and even added a geo tech runway, covered pit area with picnic tables and now our most recent new addition a 10x20 storage container has been installed, we use it primarily for our field equipment since someone decided to take our lawnmower and anything that was not tied down for them selves. I hate a thief.
Posted by RickC_RCAV8R | Nov 20, 2017 @ 02:47 PM | 29,013 Views
Gentlemen :

My mates Franky and Peter paid me a visit last weekend and I presented each of them with their snowsled skiers and the other gear like the radios and battery chargers . This allowed me to find new homes for some of the older radio gear that I had inherited over the years . The mates were blown away and are looking forward to racing these sleds this winter . As I want to WIN , I decided to make some mods to my frame to use a pair of ducted fans as the motivators . A test platform for an upcoming quadcopter project .

After installation , I decided to test the thrust of the DFs on the shop floor as there is not any snow on the ground outside the shop . Firing up the DFs presented a 'Holy S*#& !' kind of reaction as the sled shot itself across the room . It actually launched itself from the short cardboard box it was resting on at the time . The DF units are rated at 485 grams of thrust apiece . The AUW of the sled is 760 grams . But WOW ; what an acceleration ! Even on 3S power . 5700KV motors , I guess .

The mods that I designed were to mount the DF units and the rear stabilizer winglets . As these mods are not a part of the original downloaded 3D print model , OpenScad came in handy . The DF strut mounts are of a ROTORBITS compatible one that will be used on an upcoming quadcopter project .

The pix shown are of hte final sled , ready for racing when the snow arrives . Franky and Pete are going to have some competition !

Thanx for the blog support ! As always , comments are welcomed . My Aussie mates need not fret the fact of having now snow as this model will soon be further modified to accept wheels and floats . Regards to all of the builders : RickC_RCAV8R
Posted by Kauz | Nov 20, 2017 @ 02:31 PM | 4,589 Views
About three weeks ago I had the chance to get one of these fairly old and therefore rare models. It was offered on Ebay and the seller had tried to sell the model already three times before- with no success. The price dropped each time and when it reached $150, I pulled the trigger on it, being the only bidder Still a little bit on the expensive side for such an old model which is not even made of EPO but of EPS. Yet, I had to have it as the He-162 is an aircraft I always liked very much.
Long ago (around 1998/99), I had a fiberglass version of the He, made by FVK. Although being a very nice model, I sold it years back because the power came from a brushed motor, fed by NiCad's. It was just too heavy and under-powered to have fun.
Having read some of the posts in the associated thread here on RCG, I knew I had to reinforce the Heinkel on some of her well known weak spots. Such are the tail section or the wings that have no spar. I went a little further and not only strengthened the tail with at least three flats of carbon fiber, but also the lower part of the rudders, the fins of the elevator(s) and of course the wings. The wings itself were reinforced by two carbon flats per wing and a long aluminum (tube) spar that reaches from the servo pocket of one wing, through the fuselage and into the other wing. My first attempt was to use a carbon fiber tube, but this would have meant to fly without any dihedral, which I found to be a little risky. I bent the aluminum tube...Continue Reading
Posted by Saptak Rc | Nov 20, 2017 @ 10:50 AM | 2,312 Views
Download the plan from this link
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m3-...w?usp=drivesdk
It has all information including CG.
Posted by RC Roundtable | Nov 20, 2017 @ 10:45 AM | 2,901 Views
Episode 42: "Memory Lane" is now live!

In this episode, we talk about:
-E-flite AT-6 Texan
-Multiplex Easy Glider 4
-Lee unloads about FAA registration
-My first RC airplane
-Fitz's nameless regatta
-Fitz moonlights with The 8-Bit Guy

You can visit our website at RCRoundtable.com to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, our facebook page, or email: [email protected].
Posted by Saptak Rc | Nov 20, 2017 @ 10:29 AM | 2,583 Views
Try this flying wing design by me
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m3-...w?usp=drivesdk
I have made this and this flies awesome. Try this. Its very easy to build.You can make it with cardboard/art paper/depron/foam sheet or anything you wish...
I will also upload a build video of it soon
Please subscribe my channel at youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy6..._as=subscriber
Posted by Blaze0021 | Nov 20, 2017 @ 10:22 AM | 7,075 Views
Here is the flight of my Durafly EFXtra 975mm PNF on 4S power.

Durafly EFXtra 975mm PNF 4S Flight (4 min 40 sec)

My friend Zach made a surprise visit at the park to see my Durafly EFXtra in action and decided to try his hand at capturing the flight footage. He did an excellent job considering that he normally doesn’t record anything like this. I think the Durafly EFXtra and its ridiculous 100+ mph speed took him by surprise. As Zach would say, she’s “stupid fast!!”

Here is a 60-Second Trailer I made just for how awesome this plane is:

Durafly EFXtra 975mm PNF 4S Flight 60-Second Trailer (1 min 0 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Nov 20, 2017 @ 10:11 AM | 2,881 Views
JJRC H345 Foldable Drone Review and Flight Test - You Get Two Quadcopters for the Price of One (18 min 4 sec)


Ok, so the first question some of you might ask is: can you fly them both at the same time? Well, technically you can since they both bind to the controller at the same time, but you won't be able to control them both adequately. These little foldable drones/quadcopters fly great and the fact that you get two for the price of one is a pretty darn good deal. These are good flippers with bright LEDs and they charge up within 30-minutes or so. They have built-in 3.7v 200mah batteries and both will get you 5-minutes each. The listing says they have altitude hold, but they definitely do not.
Posted by Saptak Rc | Nov 20, 2017 @ 09:49 AM | 1,967 Views
Try this flying wing design by me
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m3-...w?usp=drivesdk
I have made this and this flies awesome. Try this. Its very easy to build.You can make it with cardboard/art paper/depron/foam sheet or anything you wish...
I will also upload a build video of it soon
Please subscribe my channel at youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy6..._as=subscriber
Posted by Saptak Rc | Nov 20, 2017 @ 09:18 AM | 1,692 Views
Please guys watch this video.you can learn how to make a very very cheap rc plane.
How to make a rc plane. Part 2 (4 min 32 sec)

Posted by BrownC | Nov 20, 2017 @ 01:20 AM | 3,091 Views
Gens ace and Tattu Official US website www.genstattu.com is giveing some Early Balck Friday Deals you may need:

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Posted by XB | Nov 19, 2017 @ 11:01 PM | 48,498 Views
Mule Canyon, Calico Mountains, Yermo, CA
Mule Canyon, Calico Mountains, Yermo, CA - DAYA 550 Quadcopter last flight with LRS (3 min 15 sec)

Posted by ZTW William | Nov 19, 2017 @ 10:40 PM | 3,013 Views
ZTW Spider OPTO ESCs

source from: http://www.ztwshop.com/product/ztw-s...brushless-esc/
are quality speed controllers and designed for simple installation and easy setup. These ESCs have proven to offer excellent performance in Multi-rotor applications. If you are starting out in Multi-rotors and need an easy-to-install solution that is tested and proven to work with Multi-rotor craft then these speed controllers have you covered. The ZTW Spider 12A OPTO ESC features a very smooth yet linear throttle response, without sacrificing a rapid, crisp, response to any throttle input. Super fast Refresh Rate up to 600Hz make these a very smooth controller.

FEATURES:

Extremely low internal resistance
Super smooth and accurate throttle linearity
Safety thermal over-load protection
Auto throttle shut down in signal loss situations
Supports high RPM motors
Power arming protection
Use new generation of the MOSFETs
REQUIRES:

Direct connection to motor or bullet connectors
Battery connector
NOTES:

This 12A ESC has bare leads only.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

Length
26mm / 1.02in
Width
15mm / 0.59in
Height
6mm / 0.23in
Weight
8g
MAX Output
Continuous Current 12A
Burst Output
20A
Battery
5-18NC/2-4Lipo
BEC Output
5.0V 6.0V 7.4V 8.4V Adjustable/8A
Power Connector
Bare Leads
Motor Connector
Bare Leads

Source from; http://www.ztwshop.com/product/ztw-s...brushless-esc/
Posted by ZTW William | Nov 19, 2017 @ 10:38 PM | 3,100 Views
This programming card is specifically designed for the ZTW Mantis Series electronic speed controls.

HOW TO USE THE LED PROGRAM CARD:

ZTW Program card with LED display is easy to use and convenient to carry. All of the programmable functions are shown on the program card.
Turn on the ESC. Remove the signal wire and plug it into the top-socket on the program card, wait for 2 seconds until the LED is on.
If ESC is not connected with the batteries, the program card should be connected with other power supply, the range of power supply is from 5.0V to 6.3V.

http://www.ztwshop.com/product/Program-Card/
Press the button ”Menu” on the program card and circularly select each programmable function. At that time the number of programmable function will be displayed on the left of the LED, the current value will be displayed on the right side. Then press the button “Value” to change the value and press the button “OK” to confirm. At the same time the Red indicating LEDs of both program card and the ESC will blink. Turn off the ESC, the modified settings will be saved in the ESC`s memory.
Press the button “Reset” to restore the default settings.
SPECIFICATIONS:

1.Size: 70.0mm*45.0mm*13.0mm (L*W*H)
2.Weight: 23.0g

Source from http://www.ztwshop.com/product/Program-Card/
Posted by ZTW William | Nov 19, 2017 @ 10:26 PM | 2,810 Views
ZTW Spider 12A OPTO ESC - ZTW5012301
ZTW Spider OPTO ESCs are quality speed controllers and designed for simple installation and easy setup. These ESCs have proven to offer excellent performance in Multi-rotor applications. If you are starting out in Multi-rotors and need an easy-to-install solution that is tested and proven to work with Multi-rotor craft then these speed controllers have you covered. The ZTW Spider 12A OPTO ESC features a very smooth yet linear throttle response, without sacrificing a rapid, crisp, response to any throttle input. Super fast Refresh Rate up to 600Hz make these a very smooth controller.

FEATURES:

Extremely low internal resistance
Super smooth and accurate throttle linearity
Safety thermal over-load protection
Auto throttle shut down in signal loss situations
Supports high RPM motors
Power arming protection
Use new generation of the MOSFETs
REQUIRES:

Direct connection to motor or bullet connectors
Battery connector
NOTES:

This 12A ESC has bare leads only.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

Length
26mm / 1.02in
Width
15mm / 0.59in
Height
6mm / 0.23in
Weight
8g
MAX Output
Continuous Current 12A
Burst Output
20A
Battery
5-18NC/2-4Lipo
BEC Output
5.0V 6.0V 7.4V 8.4V Adjustable/8A
Power Connector
Bare Leads
Motor Connector
Bare Leads

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Posted by mathursharad | Nov 19, 2017 @ 09:58 PM | 2,606 Views
Real Flight 8 . This is my first RealFlight SW purchase. Now that they support third-party USB devices that made it more appealing for me.

I was on ClearView RC for years before this.

I was initially a bit disappointed since the improvement in physics over ClearView didn't seem enough to warrant an extra $100. I pretty much fly fixed wing 3D.

However after trying out the Sbach 32% and I more satisfied. That plane seems be way more realistic than the other stock 3D planes, off-the shelf tuning is better.

However I still find it too easy to hover in RF8.

ClearView while a bit quirky in the hovering space presented more of a challenge. Therefore anyone practicing hovering in ClearView would stand a better chance in real life. Expect that RealFlight supports torque rolls that ClearView does not do a great job with.

However I am failing to see a large difference between the other stock non-3D planes in RF8 and CV. In both sims the planes track as if they have a gyro....i.e. very well and fly pretty much the same.

I would say that anyone on a budget should still consider CV, it got me years of mileage and still learnt 3D on it. I can totally see a parent on a budget purchasing CV for their kid who wants to get into RC and needs a very decent simulator.

However for the $100, RF8 has tons more features (challenge, scenery creator, drones, VR support, easier plane model setup, better wind simulation) and the stock SBach 32% is more generally realistic on RF8 than the best 3D plane in CV.