Posted by Tokyo_Dom | Today @ 01:21 AM | 832 Views
So, after my lanyard hook mounted phone holder fail (https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...e#post44129455), i decided to double-down on my transmitter phone FPV experience and ordered a neck mounted phone holder. Well that arrived, and while it works a lot better than the lanyard hook mount, about 1hr after it was delivered, my Little Pilot VR Goggles were delivered. 14 days from ordering, 11 days since shipment (AliExpress free shipping, pretty impressed!)

I realise i look like an idiot wearing it. Even my wife said so. And despite the fact i know these will have next to no resale value (everyone has either Fatsharks, or Eachine EV800D/EV100 in Japan), I think these really are the best goggles for a beginner FPV pilot, especially for flying inside your house. I can walk to pick up my crashed drone without having to take them off. I can see when one of my babies is about to jump on me. I can even fly my drone LOS for a bit before switching to concentrate on the screen. I have no eye problems but i hear its great for those with glasses.

And wow what a difference to the OTG receiver. Something so 'simple' about this. It just works, the reception is clear, the screen is super easy on the eyes. I feel i can fly much better on this, and maintain height better, despite there being only 0.1s delay on the OTG receiver by my measurements.

Oh and it has a switchable centerline on the goggle OSD! Which is great because neither my Silverware quad or Beta65s Lite have it.
Posted by Catherine Chen | Today @ 01:08 AM | 870 Views
Hello Everyone,

This is our MRX-2+9 Connector.

If you are interested in,Please feel free to contact me. Thank you!

Best Regards,
Catherine
Posted by sgreer | Yesterday @ 10:09 PM | 1,423 Views
I was bored and built these lipo dischargers for my own use, feel free to use this information to make your own.
Posted by Hobby Details | Yesterday @ 09:50 PM | 1,511 Views
new product:RC Pinion Gear Clutch Tool
Wholesale Price please PM or contact me at: [email protected]
Posted by Spit100 | Yesterday @ 09:48 PM | 1,518 Views
I know I have not finished the Barling, and the Anson is a work in progress too, but I couldn’t resist starting the Triplane. Made good progress this weekend. Very challenging and complicated build. Lots of design issues to figure out...

Jon
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 09:04 PM | 1,583 Views
Got the maiden on the Extreme Flight Vanquish MKII knocked out today:

Extreme Flight Vanquish MKII F3A RC Pattern Plane Maiden Flight (15 min 41 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 06:07 PM | 1,916 Views
Martial law , house arrest , social distancing , call it what ever !

I have spent too much time window shopping ..

Anyways , some links for anyone that wants to invest some down time window shopping ..

https://banggood.knoji.com/alternatives/

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/wiki/list_of_buying_sites

https://www.topbestalternatives.com/banggood/

Still downloading games , so may as well window shop some more ..

Games ?

Warthunder - PITA when the BS kicks in , especially bad in Tanks . Fantastic graphics and game play though , if you can deal with the BS .

World of Warships - Great game , BS factor no where as high as Warthunder .

Counter Strike : GO - CS always suffered from being hacked to death ( Cheating ) More bot's than you could shake your fist at !
Posted by lollie2616 | Yesterday @ 05:36 PM | 1,994 Views
I have recently designed a yacht hull on SketchUp based on the new ClubSwan 36 however with no foil and had a thought of seeing if I could build a Radio Controlled yacht out of it.

My first question is has anyone got any experience with moulding the hull and the best possible way to make the hull, my intentions are to build the boat from plastic or possibly carbon - with this material are there any reinforcements that need to be put to support the hull.

My second question is how to add and attach a keel, rudder and rig and where can these be purchased or how to make them.

I have a dragon65 and so I know slightly how the procedure may follow in building the boat.

My aim is for the boat to have an LOA of 1 meter
And does anybody know how much this will cost to build.

Im looking for any possible advice and knowledge.

And for anyone wanting more information on the hull design I can send you through the 3D file

Thank you
Posted by halicopter | Yesterday @ 05:13 PM | 2,112 Views
Great quad rubbish ...and I mean rubbish camera
First quad to try and understand beta/clean flight

Seems quite good so far .
Any advise or tips ( it's so old now) please say.
Posted by CGordon | Yesterday @ 04:18 PM | 2,308 Views
While I'm waiting to get the Magnetic Fixture System, I built a magnetic board from local Home Depot supplies. I got a 26 gauge steel panel (30" x 24") and a 1/4" MDF project board which was supposedly 36" x 24" but was oversize. The oversize was nice because I was able to have a small border - no worries about fingers on the metal edges. I glued it together with a thin layer of epoxy.

The 26 gauge is thin and gives less than half the strength of the yellow "quad hands" plate. I hope I'm not disappointed in the holding ability. If so I'll have to do more legwork to track down a thicker sheet.
Posted by 3LakesJim | Yesterday @ 04:10 PM | 2,334 Views
I have been reviewing the various threads about Soft Touch laminating film, which looks to be really good stuff. Downside is the price; everyone refers to it at $95 for a 500 foot roll from MyBinding.com.

But I just googled and found this source in Ontario, that appears to sell the same thing for $48 a roll. With tax and shipping ($26 - ugh) it would cost me $75, but still a bit better than MyBinding,( which has free shipping).

Does anyone have experience with this product who can verify that it is really the same thing, at about half the price?

Thanks.
Posted by KittyWu | Yesterday @ 02:25 PM | 2,449 Views
Would be glad if you had a look…
My Oldtimer...
Sloping "Thermic 100" (2 min 56 sec)


and my Youngtimer
TABU in a Blast (2 min 14 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 07:46 AM | 3,302 Views


Review Part3 - Volantex Sport Cub 500 RTF with Gyro - Fun Beginner Mode Maneuvers ;-)

Volantex Sport Cub 500
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Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Grigm-wks

I really like these Micro EPP Planes because they are so durable and easy to fly with Gyro Stabilization.
I also like the fact that they have an Expert or Manual Mode setting to really have Fun!
Let's take a look at the Features and then get it into the air and see how it performs.
We'll evaluate the stock setup can see if any adjustments are necessary.

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #VolantexSportCub500 #SportCub500 #SportCub #SuperCub500 #SuperCub #Cub #V761 #V765

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Volantex Sport Cub 500
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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
https://www.banggood.com/3_7V-360mAh...47791920140372

Eachine 3.7V 380mah 25C Lipo **I use these in the Eachine Mini P51D Mustang with no problem
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-3_7...47791920140372

JJRC H31 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts Battery 3.7V 400mah
https://www.banggood.com/JJRC-H31-RC......Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 12:47 AM | 4,517 Views
I have spent half the day window shopping ( internet ) and my brain is ready to explode !

I did see a few interesting things , but with minimum orders around 500 to 1000 pieces ( Not dropping $2500 USD on a foam model )

I would like to see a distributor taking on a larger range of models , be nice ..

The other problem is the Ozzi banana ($) , it only worth a little more than half a banana ..

So everything costs more !

I will admit I have a few models to fly , but the weather is not playing nice !

Plus , the low iQ of some from the land of Oz is worrying . Is social distancing really as difficult as rocket science ? ( Apparently )
Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 12:05 AM | 4,708 Views
This is GBLynden's E-flite UMX Turbo Timber Flight Review In Strong Wind With Bonus Footage.

GBLynden's E-flite UMX Turbo Timber Flight Review In Strong Wind With Bonus Footage (3 min 33 sec)

Here are my Review Notes for this E-flite UM Turbo Timber:

Pros:
- Even with I prop I bent without knowing it before the maiden, it still flew really well!
- Wheel plastic piece update over the first E-flite UMX Timber
- It has a 3-bladed prop like the E-flite UMX Cirrus
- A higher 3400kv brushless motor comes with it for more power
- The plane can fly with 550s as seen in some of my videos.
- Its lights all over the plane are awesome!
- The new chipset they use in this Timber UM allows for telemetry, just not the new advanced Smart Telemetry!

Cons:
- Longer nose compared to the original UMX Timber.
- Shorter flight times compared to the Ultra Micro Timber.

Link to the E-flite Turbo Timber UMX: https://amzn.to/2unWuZu
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Mar 28, 2020 @ 11:18 PM | 4,783 Views
The front yard was right on the verge of becoming somewhat solid...before this latest "Gully Washer" rolled through and returned it to a near-marsh condition, so no circle-turning gonna happen out there.

Didn't feel like working on any projects, and couldn't spray paint in the liquid air, so decided it was time to turn some fuel to noise, and jam it all together on Movie Maker.

I promise that SOMETHING will actually fly at some point, and I'll video it!

Model Airplane Engine Runs (4 min 38 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Mar 28, 2020 @ 10:53 PM | 4,795 Views
Hey Guys,

I put the Extreme Vanquish MKII together and came away very impressed with the quality of this ARF. It is very good:

Extreme Flight Vanquish MKII F3A RC Pattern Plane Build Review - Exceptional Quality ARF (18 min 6 sec)