Posted by JetMang | Sep 06, 2016 @ 10:10 AM | 4,669 Views
Skymaster A-10 powered by twin TJ 120's and Neu motors from Warbirds & Classics 2016 event at Black Starr Canyon.

Pandissix's A-10 Thunderbolt (Skymaster) twin EDF -- Warbirds and Classics 2016 (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by santanig5 | Sep 06, 2016 @ 08:29 AM | 9,888 Views
E-Flite FJ-2 Fury 15 DF
EDF Size: 69mm
Flaps: No
Flying Weight: 3.3 lb (1.49kg)
Length: 38.75 in (984mm)
Material: Z-Foam
Motor Size: BL15, 3700Kv
Recommended Fuel: Electric
Recommended Motor Battery: 14.8V 4S 3200mAh LiPo
Retracts: No
Speed Control: 60-Amp (installed)
Wing Area: 304 sq in (19.6 sq dm)
Wingspan: 36.75 in (933mm)

Combined Ailerons with a wye cable, required to reverse left elevator servo. All other controls worked in the correct direction.
Also required an On/Off switch between ESC and Rx.
I changed the EC3 plug to a deans as all of my 4S batteries have them.
***UPDATE*** 9/8/16
Replaced Reversing wye cable with standard wye cable and used Turnigy in-line short reverser to reduce the size of the wire bundle.
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FJ 2 Fury Maiden (6 min 33 sec)

Posted by Tucci | Sep 06, 2016 @ 04:37 AM | 5,503 Views
Posted by XQPOWER | Sep 06, 2016 @ 03:19 AM | 3,110 Views
Hi ,everyone ,good day ! There's good news for man who love the Robotic servos ! Sales champion servos !

Single output shaft, 180 degrees rotation,Robot servo
Name:6V13kg-cm Digital Servo
Size :40.2*20.1mm*38.8mm*48.0mm*10mm; Weight:56g ±0.2(1.46oz)
Gear type:Titanium Gear
Speed:0.11sec/180º at (6V)
0.13 sec/180º at (4.8V)

Both output shaft, 360 degrees rotation,Robot servo
Name:6V13kg-cm Robot Servo
Size :A:40.7mm B:19.8mm C:37.9mm D:30.5mm; Weight:52g ±0.2(1.84oz)
Gear type:Metal Gear
Speed:0.20sec/60º at (6V)
0.18sec/60º at (7.2V)
Posted by PittSpecial | Sep 06, 2016 @ 02:30 AM | 9,567 Views

I purchased my beloved Park Zone F4U Corsair on September 2nd, 2008!

That's a whopping 8 years and my model is still flying and most importantly satisfying to fly! It has perhaps a few hundred flights on those wings. A few years ago I switched from the STOCK PZ 480 BL motor to the Model Motors AXI-2820/10 with 1,100 Kv. With this AXI Motor the wings almost flexed to the point that the model would have crashed at the first turn. After using some strong packing tape the Wing is incredibly strong.

Fast forward to today, I acquired a few parts from the Horizon Hobby Corsair about one year ago and I have finally come around to perform a FACE LIFT to my old and tired Park Zone F4U Corsair.

Parts came from someone that had:

1. Upgraded the Fixed Main Gear & Wheels set with the newer HH F4U.
2. Upgraded the Cowling from the HH F4U.
3. Work Still to be done is Paint and Decals.

Okay, a few pictures!

The way I had it for a while and the AXI was just too much on this airframe!

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Posted by Jack Crossfire | Sep 06, 2016 @ 02:12 AM | 3,759 Views
Since the EQ sounds so much better on the custom amplifier than it did on the HTR-5230, decided the long term should include a bigger front panel with a knob for the bass & enough room for a treble knob. There's enough room to fit 2 more pots by merely making a slightly wider front panel & mounting the pots diagonally. Also, the order from left to right needs to be power switch, LED, EQ, volume. This is the international front panel standard.

The HTR-5230 had 2 25k pots for the EQ & a 100k pot for balance. The 100k pot was specifically for balance & couldn't be reworked as a resistor divider.

The treble is always going to be at full. Sometimes the bass should be at full & sometimes it shouldn't. This was realized by Japanese decades ago, with their famous bass boost knobs. Helas, the age of bass boost is long gone. Steve Jobless didn't include it on the ipods & everyone has since dropped it. Not sure why this is.

A load switch to disable the amplifier until after the CS4227 initializes is on the plan. The speakers also need a way to easily pitch up & down.
Posted by Edge767 | Sep 05, 2016 @ 05:20 PM | 6,038 Views
I got a 3D printer a few weeks back and made myself some chocks.

The tables at our club field have carpet on them, so I put some velcro hooks on the bottom of these chocks so they will hook in and keep the planes steady. This will help to keep the planes on the table if a wind gust comes. I've had two planes get blown off the table before; hopefully, these chocks will keep that from happening.

The 3D models are available at Thingiverse for those who have a 3D printer.
Posted by marblekit | Sep 05, 2016 @ 04:35 PM | 7,699 Views
Here's the complete build video of the Eachine Tiny QX80. They don't include instructions on how to get the frame together. It's not easy....

Eachine Tiny QX80 Build (18 min 50 sec)

Posted by Trisnpod | Sep 05, 2016 @ 04:26 PM | 4,914 Views
I had an empty space in a shelf and I needed somewhere to store some of my small planes so I made the hanger hangar
I'm listening out for the crunch as it all come down though...
Posted by coreire | Sep 05, 2016 @ 03:33 PM | 4,438 Views
Lately Banggood have been releasing a lot of RC related products under the brand "Racerstar". I've used a few products from the line already including the Racerstar RS20A and RS30A BLHeli_s ESC's and found the quality of the products to be generally high, so I was very interested to try the BR2205 motors.
At the time of writing they're less than $8 per motor including shipping, which is a bargain if they perform well.

The packaging is basic but sufficient to protect the motors during shipping. The motor comes wrapped in bubblewrap in a Racerstar branded cardboard box. I wouldn't expect any fancy packaging with foam lining etc. at this pricepoint anyway.

The motors have a red anodized base and bell and come in both clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation options. They have arrows marked on the bell to indicate the direction and also have different coloured self-locking nuts for CW and CCW which is a nice touch.

In the package you get a motor, self-locking nut and 2 sets of screws for mounting the motor. You get 4 of M3x6mm and 4 of M3x8mm so depending on the thickness of the arms you mount them to, you can select the length you need.
Take care not to use the longer of the screws when mounting to a thin arm, as the screw could come in contact with the windings inside.
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Posted by dshy | Sep 05, 2016 @ 12:16 PM | 6,667 Views
This ABC 240z fairlady has a lot of great detail. Getting everything trimmed and fitted. I love seeing scale interiors and I'm going to try my hand at one for this body. I'm mocking up the pattern with card stock and hot glue before I put knife to styrene, already found some issues with my plan. Paper helps save money but doing the work twice might be more expensive in the long run. This will be my 1st attempt at building an interrior and 1st time using styrene, we will see how it goes. I went back and forth about what chassis I wanted to use this body for, I think it wiser to start from the floor boards and build up rather then starting at the dash and building down.
Posted by Jyester | Sep 05, 2016 @ 10:51 AM | 10,341 Views
This is a mini how to entry on the old Hobby zone champ that we've come to know and love. It's a great flying little plane with no bad habits, and can be used as a trainer for the first time pilots. I have started to hop-up this champ in hopes to compete against the Champ S. So the first thing you need to do if your champ is still in good shape, is open up the fuse. Be careful as not to peal of the tape and the paint at the same time it's "tricky" go slow!! Once open remove main board and motor/gearbox combo, leaving only the pushrods for the elevator and rudder. I had these laying around so I used them HK 5330 servo's they are small at 1.9g and provide plenty of torque for this plane. I cut a slot in both sides of fuse where the main board was situated. Doing this makes hooking the pushrods up easy as the arms are in the same spot as the linear servo's were! Next I found a small 5-10 amp esc and hot glued it to the fuse floor between the servo's and ran the power lead wire through the same hole that the original power lead passed through. I had a HK Rx415 rx which excepts the plug ends of the servo which I think are micro jst plug. You may need to purchase a connector if the signal lead wire on your esc is jr/fut style. I hot glued the rx behind the servo's as you will see from pics. This is as far as I got as i'm waiting on the 8mm brushless motor from horizon hobby to show up, this will not only add more power but also extend your flight times as your using...Continue Reading
Posted by Gary167 | Sep 05, 2016 @ 09:45 AM | 2,376 Views
Just got my xiro xplorer v just out of the box took about 30min to get it up
Few it 3 times and the next day got it ready for the 4 flight turned it on all of the LED lights all red steady burning anybody have any idea what's wrong thought it may be needed to upgraded i done that just like it's supposed to be done and still steady burning red lights
Posted by lmopar69 | Sep 05, 2016 @ 09:31 AM | 52,593 Views
If you have thought about building a very fast, agile, unique looking airplane, the Cuda is your plane. If you have never built a balsa kit and are scared it's too hard or takes too long, the Cuda is your plane. If you love adrenaline, speed, and having a plane that stands out in a sea of ARFs, the Cuda is your plane.

A customer decided to do a build thread on a kit he bought from us at Flite Fest. Check it out and enjoy the read!
Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 05, 2016 @ 09:03 AM | 3,815 Views
Wife and I recently made the trip out to Summersville, WV to check out Wally's Squadron for their 25th annual RC fly-in/airshow, Here's the video:

Wally's Squadron 8/20/2016 - Summersville, WV (5 min 57 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Sep 05, 2016 @ 08:25 AM | 7,364 Views
I have a YouTube subscriber who has shown me some videos of a home brew fuel he makes with only Ethanol and castor oil. Where he lives in Germany pre-mixed glow fuel with nitromethane is quite expensive if even available. I have tossed around the idea of mixing my own fuel before, but never did because it really just isn't cost effective. I have a LHS that still stocks fuel at a decent price so why mix my own?

Well for an experiment I decided to mix some and try it out. This is the 'what if' scenario. What if all of my LHS closed the doors? What if I could not get pre-mixed glow fuel anymore? Well in this experiment I get an answer to the 'what if' question.

I went to Home Depot and bought a 1 quart can of Klean Strip Denatured alcohol. In addition I already have some Klotz BeNOL racing castor. I simply mixed 6.4oz of alcohol to 1.6oz of castor in a mason jar. I then just filled an 8oz fuel tank with this and selected two engines to run.

I choose my OS FS-30 Surpass and an OS 46 SF engine. I figured one 4 stroke and one 2 stroke would be a good starting point.

Well watch the video to see the results. It is quite interesting.
Home Brew Fuel Experiment: My 401st Video! (10 min 9 sec)