Posted by phil alvirez | Today @ 11:46 AM | 489 Views
from time to time, model airplane magazines published articles on sort of science fiction by mad scientists that were performing experiments with remote controlled airplanes.
these were as rudimentary as they could be. free flight planes controlling just the rudder, and that happened erratically. it was sort of lottery to be able to change the direction of the plane now and then.
but, as i said, it was just trying the boundaries of the then fantasy of controlling something at a distance.
this took years and the contribution of countless (and nameless) folks to reach the point of being able to control also elevator, then throttle.
the gear consisted on a car battery placed on the ground that provided the power, connected to a control box that the modeler held in his hands.
those who were present were in awe, and talked about this for a long time to whoever were around.
then came reeds, that improved efficiency. there was 1 channel for left turn, and another for right turn.
when elevator was added, same thing: 1 channel for up, another for down.
then servos. nicads. years later, some1 released the 1st commercial radio control (kraft, i think). and expensive. heavy.
and they were flying on frequencies (72, 27), so you would not have interference.
i recall at los angeles, there was at a place called mile square, that was an emergency airstrip (dont know of still exists), that had large areas designated for each frequency where the ones that were willing to fly formed and awaited for their turn to fly.
it was until, on 2006 that horizon released the 2.4 with which apparently any number of planes could fly without interference.
now we also have cellulars, laptops, gps and whatnot.
boy, the world has come a long way...
Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 11:14 AM | 542 Views
Halloa people,

soooo it has been a while since Runcam released the Runcam 2 right? I'm not completely sure but it must have been 4-5 years
Back then the RC2 was a great action-cam option for multirotors and it indeed was the first recorder I strapped onto a quad :P

But.. time moves on and we now finally have a 4K version of it!
The shape of these camera's also make them handy for airplanes which is indeed what I was still using the RC2 for

Link to the new cam: Runcam 2 4K edition - Pillbox style action camera

BUT.. is it any good??

Runcam 2 4K Edition Action Camera! (finally :P) - REVIEW (25 min 0 sec)

shape: pillbox
max video res: 4K (at 30 fps)
max frame rate: 120 at 1080P
shutter speed lockable: yes
ISO lockable: yes
video codec: MP4 - H264
max photo res: video only
field of view: 155 degrees
max CF card size: 128 GB
microphone: yes
external microphone: ?
gyro stabi: limited
WIFI config option: yes
battery: 850 mah 1S Lion
max recording time: 1.5 hours at 1080P 60
viewfinder screen: on phone via WIFI
touch-screen: nope
second (front) screen: nope
usb-type: micro USB
water proof: nope
Posted by GLSJr | Today @ 09:06 AM | 811 Views
I have been trying to find some information on the toxic effects of soldering fumes. Now that I have switched over from nitro to electric, I am spending A LOT of time soldering. Web searches always assume I am talking about wave soldering in a factory. Does anybody know of a site that can give me an answer to this? I can only hold my breath so long. Thanks
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 07:02 AM | 1,507 Views

Yak54 Aerobat EPP 800mm Wingspan 3D Plane - Flights 3 & 4 - It's a Keeper ;-)

Yak54 Aerobat 800mm Wingspan Kit

Banggood GCRC

Here is a link to the Video:

I can't stop flying this Plane!
This is going to be an excellent 3D Trainer for me and it's a blast just doing these Slow, Graceful, Maneuvers with this Plane.
It's definitely worth the time to build.

Here is a link to the Playlist which also has the Assembly videos:

RC Tip #24 - Servo Setup & Centering - Get that Servo perfectly Centered

This Yak54 Aerobat Kit is Courtesy of Banggood.
I want to thank Banggood for sending this Kit for Review.

Here are link to the Components I used in this Kit 3D Plane:

Yak54 3D Aerobat 800mm Wingspan Kit

Servos - 6PCS Racerstar SG90 9g Micro Plastic Gear Analog Servo (I used some old EXI 9g Servos I had on hand)

Motor - RacerStar BR2208 1400kv 2S-4S

ESC - Htirc Hornet Series 12A 2-4S Brushless ESC With 5V/2A BEC For RC Models

Control Horns - 10X Rudder Servo Rob Angle Set With 1mm Chuck Screw For...Continue Reading
Posted by Rowhider | Today @ 06:04 AM | 2,151 Views
Run of yesterday with my Top-Force evo in my little garden track


Posted by | Yesterday @ 06:21 PM | 8,288 Views
Hi Guys

I've written a step by step setup guide for the WL toys 144001 that has come out better than I was hoping:

-Filled the diffs with grease, adjusting the turnbuckles and correcting the amount of fluid in the shocks. This will really improve handling and substatially increase the life of the diffs and shocks. Hope you find this useful


Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 07:34 AM | 10,753 Views

Review Part 4 - Yak54 Aerobat EPP 800mm Wingspan 3D Plane - Tips, MODs, Setup, Conclusion!

Yak54 Aerobat 800mm Wingspan Kit

Banggood GCRC

Here is a link to the Video:

I'm very impressed with this Kit 3D Plane.
It has a lot of power, is graceful in the air, and a lot of fun to fly.
I highly recommend this Yak54 Aerobat EPP 800mm Wingspan 3D Plane.

***I incorrectly stated in the video that the Linkage Setup I have in place offers the most movement but not the best Mechanical Advantage. That is incorrect, the setup I'm using does not offer the most movement or least Mechanical Advantage, it is a compromise between the two.

Here is a link to the Playlist which also has the Assembly videos:

RC Tip #24 - Servo Setup & Centering - Get that Servo perfectly Centered

This Yak54 Aerobat Kit is Courtesy of Banggood.
I want to thank Banggood for sending this Kit for Review.

Here are link to the Components I used in this Kit 3D Plane:

Yak54 3D Aerobat 800mm Wingspan Kit

Servos - 6PCS Racerstar SG90 9g Micro Plastic Gear Analog Servo (I used some old EXI 9g Servos I had on hand)

Motor - RacerStar BR2208 1400kv...Continue Reading
Posted by phil alvirez | Yesterday @ 06:23 AM | 10,917 Views
see parts 1 and 2 at my blog
also there was control-line: you fly the plane attached to 2 thin cables that are connected to a handle, like a pistol grip. you aim higher, the plane climbs. aim lower, it dives. turn and turn. and you had to overcome dizziness.
once you did, then try loops. wing overs. fly inverted (signals are reversed). then more stunts.
there was a competition pattern, where you had a sequence of maneuvers.
there was also combat, where 2 planes flew at same time. there was a streamer attached to the tail, and you aimed to cut it. the closer the more points you got.
and there was speed too.
we had lots of fun.
here, we could control the airplane.
a new experience.
Posted by AdAstraPerAspera | Yesterday @ 05:08 AM | 11,251 Views
Thank you to everyone who will respond now .How can I software configuration asymmetric aircraft like NASA AD-1. System info : Pixhawk 2.4.6 and one electric motor. I use ardupilot, Mission planner . One more question can you make sugesstion for flight control software.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 04:51 AM | 11,399 Views
Yep Les Amis,
La famille Tinyhawk s'agrandit ! Voici donc le nouveau Tinyhawk II Freestyle de chez EMAX . LES ÉVOLUTIONS :
- la Runcam Nano 2 apporte une toute nouvelle clarté aux images et facilite donc le pilotage.
- Nouveau VTX amélioré avec une transmission de 25 /100 /200 mw pour une meilleure portée .
- Nouveau design de châssis pour une inclinaison de la caméra entièrement réglable par deux vis .
- Condensateur protégé
Sinon on retrouvera les moteurs 1103 7000kv associés aux hélices AVAN Rush 2.5 pouces qui donnent une bonne petite pêche à notre engin tout en gardant une très bonne autonomie de 4 à 7mn ! Le Tinyhawk II Freestyle vient donc compléter avec classe la gamme de produits Tinyhawk et fera certainement des heureux encore une fois. L' ESSAYER c'est l'ADOPTER !!!
... Bon Film à Tous et Merci de votre soutien .

EMAX Tinyhawk II Freestyle - Review Test Démo - Belle évolution ! (32 min 25 sec)

NOTATAZ : 18.5/20 BRAVO pour l'évolution ...

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Résistant, Qualité d'image, Portée vidéo, Bons réglages d'origine, Facile à piloter, Autonomie ...
Les - : Récepteur SPI , VTX et moteurs propriétaires EMAX ( mais est-ce vraiment un défaut ? )

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :
- EMAX Tinyhawk II Freestyle ( Coupon bGhOnEy10 ):
- Batteries URUAV 450mAh X5 :
-...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 04:50 AM | 11,421 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Cinewhoop Freestyle... C'est possible ! Pour mon grand retour au GAMELLODROME, je teste aujourd'hui le SECTOR132 de HGLRC. Une bonne machine, bien équipée et bien réglée à la sortie de la boite. Ce petit 3 pouces vous permettra de vous initier à deux pilotages différents, le Cinewhoop et le freestyle donc chacun y trouvera son compte . Par contre, je relève un petit défaut de conception au niveau de la frame un peu fine et flexible et surtout au niveau des bras. Le reste est bien conçu et l'engin est très agréable à piloter. En bref, un bon petit appareil pour de la cinématique et en indoor mais un peu faiblard pour du freestyle un peu risqué ... Bon Film à Tous et Merci de votre soutien .

HGLRC SECTOR 132 4K - Review Test Démo and Crash - Petit vol en bonne compagnie ! (37 min 49 sec)

NOTATAZ : 16.5/20 Arbre, 1... Taz, 0 ! lol

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Réactif, Précis, Très stable, Autonomie correcte, Réglages ok, Images propres, Prix intéressant.
Les - : Fragilité des bras de la frame au niveau des fixations moteur .

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- HGLRC SECTOR132 ( différents modèles ):
- Lentille ND8 Caddx Tarsier :
- Microscope Digital LCD :
- Lampe loupe Flexible :
- Ventes Flash RC : ...Continue Reading
Posted by aben71 | May 26, 2020 @ 09:22 PM | 12,838 Views
Hey all,

It's been a while since I've posted,got a little rant and or inquiring.
So I purchased some items from banggood over a month ago,during this pandemic I was leery to do so but ebay and amazon stuff I ordered shipped ok,longer than usual but understood.
Banggood has been weird though,items show shipped,tracking numbers don't exist,but they still got paid my over $400 in orders.
I know it's a mess in the world just curious if banggood has cashed out and ran with our money.
Posted by Dynam RC Detrum | May 26, 2020 @ 09:17 PM | 12,837 Views
Z3-FPV is a first person view flight controller applied on RC aircraft. The important data such as real-time altitude, speed, voltage, posture and distance can be shown on screen with the OSD function in Z3-FPV. The PMU(power management module) that supports 2-6S input can provide real-time data collection of battery voltage and current while providing stable power supply to the flight control, providing indispensable key information for FPV voyage. It can be applied on normal wing, fly-wing, and V-tail airplanes.

It supports five flying modes, when it controls the airplane flying after connected with receiver. The RTH mode can allow the aircraft to return to the take-off point safely under any circumstances. Under normal stability-enhancing mode, the stability of flight can be fully improved. Safe mode allows the aircraft to fly at a fixed altitude and directional stability. Aerobatics mode can lock the flight attitude to meet the aerobatic needs of players. Off mode (manual mode) allows the player to control the aircraft completely autonomously. And it can automatically switch back to the self-driving mode when the remote control signal is lost or out of control, allowing the aircraft to return to the take-off point safely.

Z3-FPV uses the original lever mode to enter the horizontal calibration, the triggering method is simple, no need to connect a computer, more convenient and faster


1,OSD Information Display Function: Real-time Monitoring of Flight...Continue Reading
Posted by jmxp69 | May 26, 2020 @ 09:01 PM | 12,826 Views
Got a chance to fly the F2A Buffalo today. It's a little bit of a handful, but good fun, and FAST!
Durafly Brewster F2A Buffalo Maiden Flight [HobbyKing] (17 min 3 sec)

Posted by agarchitect | May 26, 2020 @ 07:23 PM | 13,026 Views
Pike Precision. Factory installed wi g aervos. Hreat flyer.
Posted by newelectro | May 26, 2020 @ 06:43 PM | 13,058 Views
Avanti s
Avanti s (5 min 19 sec)

Posted by NBD9L | May 26, 2020 @ 06:13 PM | 13,088 Views
Looking to get some questions answered on a new bright cat d9L
Posted by newelectro | May 26, 2020 @ 05:55 PM | 13,183 Views
CraZe Wing
CraZe Wing (6 min 46 sec)

Posted by VanMeerV | May 26, 2020 @ 04:29 PM | 13,268 Views
Hi All

New to Group as of May 2020, and to flying . got lots of questions start out here,

Are there any groups in Michigan ? or someone near Oxford Michigan that can help with my questions ?

I just bought a shogun 400 helicopter to start with but having issues charging it, The guy I got the chopper from said it should work but as of right now no. I am sure it is me.

Thanks all in advance for replies
Posted by DutchRC | May 26, 2020 @ 11:20 AM | 13,731 Views
Halloa RC people

soooo recently I started jet another FPV quadcopter build.. In my video on the frame I posted a list of the components and quite a few people asked why I was using KO Tech motors here.. Partly probably because it is a lesser known brand (?)

The Demon Seed Cryo 2208 1900 KV's :

Dealer list:

Well guess what.. here IS why

KO Technologies - Demon Seed Cryo Tech motors - Why I chose these for my build (12 min 9 sec)