Posted by siriusflier | Today @ 08:54 PM | 311 Views
FMS Ranger 1220

10/16/2021
I happened across this plane less than a week ago. I have been staying away from trike landing gear but noticed this one has a spring loaded nose gear, and that appealed to me. Read the longest thread on this plane, less than 5 full pages, and mostly made it sound fairly good.
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I am still learning to fly manually using a Hobbyzone Carbon Cub S 2 and an E-flite Valiant, both tail draggers. Haven't really learned to use the flaps well for landing, but do use them for take offs, so the Ranger not coming with flaps doesn't seem like a big deal to me. Valiant tracks very well on the pavement, but I have not been able to get the Cub to go very straight, so flaps help a lot with take off on the Cub. The Valiant seems like a much better plane than the Cub to me, only problem was the tail gear that I replaced before I even flew it. Cub came with a lot of problems I had to work on. I am thinking the Ranger will track on the road much better with the trike gear. And I can always add flaps if I want them.
The PNP of the Ranger at Horizon(and other places) is $199.99 and $219.99 for the RTF. RTF comes with battery, transmitter, charger, and an FMS Reflex flight controller. Reflex is FMS version of Safe. So I ordered the RTF at 3:00 am on 10/16/2021 because Horizon had 4x reward points that weekend. Used $25 worth of my points and ended up with more points than I started with. I expect the plane to be delivered by 10/20/2021 from...Continue Reading
Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 07:52 PM | 533 Views
I like my Radiomaster gimbal LEDs, but sometimes I just want to turn them off. Here's a video showing how to add a switch to do just that.
How-To Add a Latching Momentary On/Off Switch for your Radiomaster TX16s Gimbal LEDs (7 min 36 sec)

Posted by RCvertt | Today @ 07:11 PM | 805 Views
Just drove by an old lady in the street lying on the ground in front of the curb side trash cans. Thought it was a Halloween prop but wasn't sure so I pulled over and got out. She started to move and talk. Paramedics were called and arrived quick. Appears she just collapsed and wasn't hit. Had to make sure the ambulance came since most people these days just film and don't call for help.

Be careful driving by or over something you think might be a Holloween prop.
Posted by charlton29 | Today @ 07:08 PM | 812 Views
After another break, mainly from unsuitable weather, I have managed to get out and fly a few times. Here is a short video from a recent session with a light wind, impressive clouds and a flying wing that is tricky to launch but flies beautifully once it gets going.

Wings again (5 min 55 sec)

Posted by JeffMac | Today @ 06:07 PM | 1,480 Views
All -

My 1936 Mighty Midget was obtained some years ago from a friend's estate. The ignition timer was added from a parts engine in very poor condition.
The Ad is scanned from my issue of Model Airplane News September 1936 , showing the early Bunch mighty Midget kit engine, likely what mine was.

Best regards,

jeff
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Today @ 03:44 PM | 1,963 Views
More S.M.A.L.L. Salad:


Even MORE Fall S.M.A.L.L. Salad (5 min 7 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 03:03 PM | 2,590 Views
This is a neat little setup that shows instructor override with simple movement of stick. Control returns to student with release/re-center of sticks.
Radiomaster TX16s and WT-01 Wireless Trainer Setup with Quick Takeback (12 min 53 sec)

Posted by quitcherbitchen | Today @ 11:35 AM | 3,166 Views
A friend of mine Tony gave me a crashed Freewing Me 262 that was Heavily damaged in a crash. The wing and one nacelle were completely smashed and the spar was bent. Motor and electronics all survived. He couldn't bear to spend the money for the new wings so he gave the hulk to me. Thanks Buddy!!! The fuselage was broken in three place or should I say thirds. Tony hand done a good job of gluing it back together, but the nose was missing a huge piece which wasn't in the body bag of parts so I filled it in and shaped it. I also ordered a new wing an nacelle set. There isn't anything unusual about my rebuild as hundred of pilots do this all the time, but I wanted to document it here maybe to inspire that it isn't that hard to fix foam planes even if your missing a piece.
Posted by Old_Pilot | Today @ 11:16 AM | 3,221 Views
I was one for two yesterday...the Kombat flew great...the Plank, not so much...wing is in three pieces..whatever I did wrong, it was serious..she was unflyable..here's the video of the Kombat III EDF

Kombat III Music (3 min 32 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 10:33 PM | 4,692 Views
After an unfortunate toe injury, the decision was made to install a very bright, removable light to try to improve the visibility of the path. A 60W LED bulb was converted to 8.2V 200mA. Then a heat resistant mount was printed out of PETG. The prolific jump in zip tie prices has led to string.

It was hard to make any conclusions in a parking lot. That was the last of the dry weather for 36 hours. The mane problem is without a reflector, it's very diffuse.
Posted by Justwingit | Yesterday @ 08:30 PM | 4,907 Views
So this is Barrett Hochhaus' absolutely HUGE, completely scratch built Me 323 Gigant recently at St. George Utah !
Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant ("Giant") by Barrett Hochhaus - Scale Flight Demo at St. George Utah (14 min 40 sec)


This is a RARELY modeled aircraft, of which only a little over 200 were ever built full scale. This plane truly exemplifies the title "gentle giant" and is a credit to the imagination and skill of Barrett

Enjoy the history and scale flight demo !


Posted by JureZ | Yesterday @ 04:38 PM | 5,186 Views
Pitts 850 mm WS upper wing bash - Movie (2 min 31 sec)



Eflite Pitts 850 mm upper wing , picked up from the trash bin.

Fuselage made from two bamboo skewers and a fiberglass tube. Homemade tail group.

Motor: Turnigy Propdrive 28-26, Kv=1200 rpm/V.

Battery LiPo 3S 1100 mAh 45C. Folding propeller 9.45" x 8" .

Static test : 16 A , 188 W , at full throttle.

Three 9 g servos (aileron and elevator).

Flying weight : 489 g ; 17.25 oz
Posted by djmoose | Yesterday @ 09:45 AM | 5,938 Views
The last few steps are to get the front of the plane ready to go. Let's mount the exhaust stacks and cowling.

Install the Cowling & Exhaust - Phoenix Model 20cc 68" Mitsubishi Zero ARF (9 min 25 sec)


"The first engine upgrade came with the introduction of the A6M3 (Model 32). The new model utilized a Nakajima Sakae-21 engine. The Sakae-21 was also an air-cooled radial with 14 cylinders in a double row producing 1130hp at 2750rpm. The new engine also incorporated a two-speed supercharger for better high-altitude performance. The powerplant had a down-flow carburetor and a redesigned cowling to incorporate the air intake at the top/center of the engine cowling."
"The new engine was used on the Model 32, Model 22, and Model 52."
"Some slight changes were made to the engine after the A6M5 (Model 52) was introduced. The most noticeable visual difference was that individual exhaust pipes replaced the older grouped exhaust pipes on each side. This allowed additional thrust to be generated by the engine exhaust, but required a redesign of the cowl flaps and additional heat shielding for the fuselage."
D'Angina, James. "Powerplants." Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Osprey Publishing Ltd, 2016, pp. 17.
Posted by JIPPERR | Yesterday @ 09:28 AM | 5,936 Views
This is a follow on from my previous blog entries regarding ground FPV using a 3 axis gimbal to stabilize the camera. The below pointers assume that the FPV gear is mounted to the chassis under the body shell, also consider that my vehicle is primarily for offroad use.

Body style impacts FPV view, shape of the hood, cab height, and where the windshield is positioned and angle all play a really big part of the view available.
Clear side windows, cutout windscreen
Body reinforcement around the windshield area (Shoegoo and drywall tape)
Velcro sides of body to chassis
Clearance one or two cm between the roof and the tallest parts of the gimbal and camera
Bonus points for a rounded roof line as this might give a litte help rolling back onto the wheels!

One more thing worth mentioning, the cage style bodies will likely provide better view all around as they have so much more open space to look through (ie the side windows). Those are the essentialls, a bit of discussion to follow...
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Yesterday @ 05:14 AM | 6,462 Views
The WL Toys 104009 is recently released a 4WD RC monster truck. It is made by WL Toys, one of the lower cost RC Car manufacturers that tend to strike a good balance between performance and affordability. This particular car is stated as 1/10 scale but is about the size of a typical 1/12 scale, still big enough to perform off-road. In this review I'll cover what I like about this car and what I don't like so you can make a decision to see if it will suit you or not.

My full review is here: WL TOYS 104009 MONSTER TRUCK REVIEW: DRIVES GREAT WITH 1 KEY ISSUE


Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:03 AM | 6,648 Views
🧐Yep Les Amis,
Améliorations notables et performances au RDV ! J'avais hâte de tester cette nouvelle version du RACEWHOOP 30 de chez HGLRC et je ne suis pas déçu. Le nouveau matériau utilisé pour les Ducts (protection d'hélice), en plus d'alléger un peu l'engin, protège réellement les hélices cette fois ! Même si ce matériau sera plus cassant que celui utilisé sur l'ancien, il est très résistant au chocs et ne vous obligera pas à changer une hélice sur chaque crash moyen, GROS PLUS ! A cela le fabricant ajoute un support caméra en carbone qui permet de modifier le tilt, une protection de l'antenne FPV, un buzzer, des leds et un aileron qui protègera la lipo sur des chocs de face. En bref, DU BON BOULOT selon moi. Efficace pour les cinématique, la proximité et du freestyle, ce nouveau RACEWHOOP reste un appareil très polyvalent et durable ! ... Prenez soin de vous (et des autres) et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

HGLRC RACEWHOOP 30 Upgrade - Review Test Démo - GOOD JOB ! (37 min 7 sec)


🧐NOTATAZ : 18/20 Bel Upgrade !!!
Les + : Autonomie Correcte, Réglages ok sorti de boite, Très polyvalent, Précis, Caméra réglable, Puissant et Très résistant !
Les - : Galère à démonter, toujours un peu lourdaud ...

Chez HGLRC :
- HGLRC Racewhoop 30 analogique : https://bit.ly/3lLliCE
- HGLRC Racewhoop 30 Numérique : https://bit.ly/3C8nx8V
- HGLRC Racewhoop 25 analogique : https://bit.ly/3jteBDL
- HGLRC Racewhoop 25 Numérique : https://bit.ly/...Continue Reading
Posted by Helen_AGFrc | Yesterday @ 03:32 AM | 6,665 Views
Hi, Guys! There is new product released, and we are so excited to show you!
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It is the 4-poles brushless servo! For those who needs superb torque, it is the servo you can not missed!
Can you imagine the standard servo with 74kg high torque? Wait, we also have 88kg one, but this will be available at November 2021. Stay tuned!
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It is the new series superior powerful servo for you to challenge.
1, It has the beautiful new look.
2, High quality 4-poles brushless motor
3, Stronger 4 dustproof bearings
4, High precision strength steel gears
5, programmable digital circuit
6, working voltage: 4.8V-8.4V
7,Double application used smart servo, winch servo or regular servo by changed firmware.
8, size: 40*20*38mm
...Continue Reading
Posted by WheresMyCat | Yesterday @ 12:42 AM | 6,945 Views
Hey there fellas! My name is Shane and this is my RCG blog space where I share my amazing hotliner adventures--one day. Right now, she is still on the table.
Posted by GBLynden | Oct 22, 2021 @ 10:50 PM | 7,099 Views
This is Tim's Arrows RC Viper 50mm EDF Jet Flight With Mt. Baker Views.

Tim's Arrows RC Viper 50mm EDF Jet Flight With Mt. Baker Views (8 min 12 sec)

Posted by Ssayer | Oct 22, 2021 @ 03:21 PM | 8,759 Views
Flywoo Cinerace20 HD

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I ordered this with the XM+ (from Makerfire because they were quite a bit cheaper than Flywoo?!?) on the 15th, Paid the extra 27 bucks, and got it today (the 22nd). The difference in price for the quad between the two sites basically made the DHL shipping free...

At this point, I only have 4 batteries through it (450mAh and 650mAh), so here are my very initial thoughts:

-It set up pretty quickly. I spent about as much time changing the switches in Betaflight to what I use as I did on anything else.
-Binding was simple (ACCST firmware).
-Having a Mobula6 and a Mobula7, I was very pleasantly surprised that it had the full range of any of my larger quads.
-Cruising around flight time was 6+ min with the 450 and 7-1/2+ min with the 650. Brand new batts, so not broken in and MAY or MAY NOT get better.
-Stock PIDS worked well for me.
-No beeper, so only motor beeps for lost signal and Aux beep.
-I watched reviews that said that the USB port for the FCB stuck out too far and so was something to look out for if you crash. I don't see it as a problem. I'm wondering if they've made the bottom pad a little thicker, or maybe I'm just not as concerned?
-They call it a 2 inch quad (that's props), but that may be misleading to some, it's a 90mm quad.
-DJI HD! That about finishes off the Mobulas for me. Someone downstream for me in the family is going to be happy to get them.

I am very happy with this quad (my Christmas present, so I only get a few more flights on it before I lose it for a couple of months). That's about it for now.