Posted by jetpilotrich | Yesterday @ 07:47 PM | 1,239 Views
See the New HSDJETSUSA.COM 12s 105mm Super Viper PAVED RUNWAY FLIGHT DEMO here and some bonus pictures of some COMING SOON Models! Enjoy!

HSD SUPER VIPER 12S V4 FIRST PAVEMENT FLIGHT on 6000 packs By: RCINFORMER (10 min 35 sec)

Posted by siriusflier | Yesterday @ 06:43 PM | 1,399 Views
INTRODUCTION

I have been flying helis and quads for about 10 years, and also posted a lot of reviews during that time. I also have a few ground vehicles and have even reviewed a couple of those. But the only planes I ever tried were more than 10 years ago before I started helis and quads, and I had little successs with them. Then the first week of November 2019, I got an airplane, the XK A430, then the A600, then a Volantex 767-2, then an OMPHobby T720. So I have only been flying planes for about 2.5 months. I still consider myself to be mostly a beginner at planes, but I have progressed to aerobatic flight, at least doing loops and rolls, mostly with the T720. All without a club, an instructor, or a similator program.

I like the planes I have with mid mounted motors and pusher props, I like the planes I have that are good gliders, and the plane made of EPO foam has proven to be very durable. So when I came accross the Hobby Zone Aeroscout S 1100 it peaked my interest. A beginner plane made of EPO, decent size, steerable nose wheel, 3 flight modes, capable of aerobatics, a possibility of taking off and landing on rough surfaces or grass, a pusher prop, and possibly decent flight times. But I had always avoided Horizon Hobby and their seemingly expensive products. So I read all that I could find about the Aeroscout, it really seems like there is not that much, and I was left with questions I could not find the answers to. It took me a couple of weeks to make up...Continue Reading
Posted by jetpilotrich | Yesterday @ 05:53 PM | 1,605 Views
HSDJETSUSA.COM 12s 105mm Super Viper FLIGHT REVIEW here and some bonus pictures of some COMING SOON Models! Enjoy!
HSD SUPER VIPER 12S V4 from HSDJETSUSA.COM Flight Review By: RCINFORMER (22 min 17 sec)

Posted by jetpilotrich | Yesterday @ 05:38 PM | 1,661 Views
See the New HSDJETSUSA.COM 12s 105mm Super Viper Unboxing here and some bonus pictures of some COMING SOON Models! Enjoy!
HSD SUPER VIPER 12S V4 From HSDJETSUSA.COM Unboxing By: RCINFORMER (25 min 25 sec)

Posted by karenjohn91 | Yesterday @ 04:30 PM | 1,747 Views
Help .. I have a thunder quake 1/8 scale and need a 2 speed clutch bell for it dtxc 7132/7133
Anyone have one that’s in good condition or new one laying around they might want to sell

Any ideas if there’s another part that might work in its place

Thanks for any help
Posted by M.angelo.diaz84 | Yesterday @ 03:33 PM | 1,826 Views
Got two identical rc delta wings but I don't know how to bind them to my spectrum radio. I have the DX5E. I need advice. The hobby shop says I have to remove the cover over the "guts" to find out what reciever it has
Posted by AlAhmadPR | Yesterday @ 03:12 PM | 1,829 Views
This is a tillotson engine with twin pistons
This is in poor condition also not in running state.
I want to restore it please Help me recognize it.
I also need its ignition system.
Posted by MrBDirect | Yesterday @ 03:00 PM | 1,840 Views
I'm a retired Commercial Pilot/Controller who's been flying RC since 1966. Now I fly Giant Scale Twins on a HORUS x12s, OpenTX v2.3.4, no flight controller, just a stabilizer for approaches in windy weather, and about 24 pieces of telemetry that will help keep me “In the Envelope”, should I loose a power plant.

I was also a Database Engineer, using Visual C & Visual Basic GUI's for a couple of decades, 30 years ago, but don't have the time to re-educate myself in new Script syntax.

I would like my telemetry on a Window's Tablet/Computer screen so my co-pilot can keep me on the numbers. But if I can get the screens to display what I want by pressing the Telemetry button and PgUp, PgDn buttons, I'll be happy. If you can help, please contact me at [email protected]
Posted by TMacFPV | Yesterday @ 11:58 AM | 2,059 Views
"How To" update multi-module firmware in 3 simple steps! 🤩 Do you have the newest firmware on your multi-module? 🤔
Is it time to update? No need to put it off, now it's easy! You can do it in about 5 minutes! The multi-module dev's have made it simple for us by using just your computer and transmitter. No USB-to-serial adapter or special custom-made wiring harness necessary! Here's a short demo for how to do it!
Jumper T16 Multimodule Firmware Update (9 min 33 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 11:11 AM | 2,205 Views
Sneak Peek on my Build Progress of the MinimumRC B-25 Mitchell Part 3

Here is a link to this Plane:
https://www.minimumrc.com/b25-mitchell-p0082.html

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The Airframe is complete except for the Decals on the Foam Panel edges ;-)
I just have the Motors inserted into the Nacelles so the Nose doesn't lift up.
The Controls Horns are installed as well and the Wheels are secured on the Struts.
I'm just waiting for the glue to completely cure and then it will be time to install the Electronics.

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Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 12:22 AM | 3,531 Views
Brushed 450x Wing update (1 min 57 sec)


Right !!! Lets see ..

Soldered on a battery lead and a motor lead / plug for the hot little brushed 8520 .
Motor seems to run ok , servos look to work ..

This Rx / ESC combo might be sweet for that micro brushed project .

Next I need some control rods and then maybe I can go fly ?
Posted by bzzboy | Jan 24, 2020 @ 11:22 PM | 3,591 Views
i spent the month of May flying the crap out of my T-Rex 500X and my FireStorm. i started thinking about a larger F3A model and started doing some research. i made the mistake of calling Coyote Hobbies and Russ said he had a 2m Vanquish on consignment that only needed a speed control. Well, the next day it was on my bench getting the Talon 120 from my Raven installed in it.

This is the most honest plane i've ever owned. The Himaxx swings a 21x14 V2 Falcon prop.

i made some of my best landings ever with this plane. That's a good thing since the gear plate material is notoriously weak as was told to me by another Vanquish owner that just happened to start coming to our field the week before i bought it. (the front/back edges of the gear rocking back and forth cuts the material) so i laid in a 1.5mm carbon plate to help spread out the load of the landing gear.

i'm running a SmartFly Batt Share which pulls from a 2s LiFe pack as primary, and fails back to the Talon 120 BEC if the battery goes flat. Telemetry will warn me if a switchover occurs.

Re-Maiden was 6/18/19
Posted by bzzboy | Jan 24, 2020 @ 11:04 PM | 3,645 Views
i got the bug for a small pattern plane and ran across the FMS F3A Explorer. It was OK, but a little too high of wing loading for what i wanted. i liked the concept however, and found Mountain Models FireStorm.

It took about 2 months to complete in between other projects. What a FANTASTIC flying machine. I lightened up the structure where i could and covered it with some SoLite from my stash. Having used them in my DLGs, i put MKS 75k servos in it, along with a Leopard 3536 running on 3s 2200s. 7 minutes of F3A flying and wing loading is under 11oz/sq ft! Static thrust to weight ratio is >2:1. What a FANTASTIC flying model. It flies much bigger than its size. It slow rolls beautifully, and lands like a feather. It also tolerates wind much better than i anticipated, which is good because our field in the summer has a nearly constant stiff breeze in the evening.

Pictures at the field were on the Maiden Day, and i had left the cowl off prior to settling on the incidence for the motor. i'll have to make some time to finish trimming it, it's definitely a keeper.

Maiden flight was 4/23/19
Posted by Bill M - RC | Jan 24, 2020 @ 04:42 PM | 4,290 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D review. In this Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF Airplane review, I include unboxing, functions, setup, flight & duration tests.

Get this Eachine Mini Mustang EPP 400mm Wingspan 2.4G 6-Axis Gyro RC Airplane Trainer Fixed Wing RTF One Key Return for Beginners here now: http://bit.ly/2RO6eUt

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF Airplane review - Great trainer for beginners (24 min 25 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 24, 2020 @ 08:09 AM | 5,548 Views
Sneak Peek on my Build Progress of the MinimumRC B-25 Mitchell Part 2

Here is a link to this Plane:
https://www.minimumrc.com/b25-mitchell-p0082.html

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I have the fuselage complete with the attached landing struts.
The horizontal stabilizer and vertical stabilizers are glued in.
The wings and the nacelles are just dry fitted before gluing.
The wheels are on the axels but are not secured.
I have to glue in the wing spars, wings, nacelles, secure the wheels, and the airframe will be complete.
With a bit of luck, and time, I should have the Airframe completed tonight.

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 24, 2020 @ 08:04 AM | 5,569 Views


Test Flight #1 - Eachine Mini Mustang P51D RTF - Elevator Adjustment

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Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF
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The Elevator on this Plane is just a bit too sensitive in Manual Mode.
I managed to remove the Elevator Control Rod and move it from the Control Horn center hole and relocate it to the Control Horn bottom hole.
This made the Elevator much less sensitive and certainly made it easier to fly in Manual Mode ;-)
I'm pretty happy with this Plane now.

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Posted by old4570 | Jan 24, 2020 @ 07:27 AM | 5,720 Views
XK A600 , gone in 60 seconds . (1 min 4 sec)


I seem to have found a serious problem ..
Playing with the XK A600 after repairs and watching this video ..
It would seem that the XK A600 kicks in left rudder when the plane is in certain orientation ..

One second I am fighting to keep control and the next it is flying ok , then suddenly it goes weird on me again .
I can only put it down to the plane suddenly kicking in full left rudder for some reason .

WOW ! So my last 4 planes have been horribly disappointing .

DLG glider with a warped wing .
Decathlon
XK A600
and a Stagger Wing biplane that was killed for exactly the same cause as my DLG ( Hard left turn built in )
Damn ..
Out of 6 new planes , 4 have been bad to terrible .

Back to the XK A600 ..
Perhaps part of the problem is that XK may have used a helicopter flight board ... (?)
Do we really need a gyro on the rudder ?
I have no choice , I have had to unplug the rudder servo ..

The XK A600 did fly like a normal RC plane , well a little bit ! The rest of the time I was fighting to keep it away from terrafirma .
Yeah , well the XK A600 Won in the end and it slammed the ground hard enough to break the wing .

Next outing !
No rudder , and a little bit of lead in the nose ..
Posted by jmxp69 | Jan 24, 2020 @ 12:31 AM | 6,603 Views
This was about as easy as it gets:

Dynam Focke Wulf FW 190 Build Review (7 min 3 sec)

Posted by kuhlrunner | Jan 23, 2020 @ 08:43 PM | 5,537 Views
This is a copy of the post I recently added to the Micro EDF Jets and Power Systems forum.

Hey y'all,

I'm new to the RCGroups community, and the hobby in general, but I've always been impressed by other people posting about their great builds and fun ideas they try out. I'm especially inspired by FliteTest and everything they and their great community has put out to help people get into the hobby.

I've been flying a HobbyZone Super Cub (the old version) that I was given by some relatives... after the tail had been smashed. I fixed up the tail control surfaces with some foam board and it's been working well. I've finally got the inspiration to build a plane of my own... an indoor micro 25mm EDF jet!

So far, I've found and scaled down some community-generated plans for an Aero L-39 Albatros model (thanks Grifflyer!) and created a scratch-built EDF power system with a total diameter of 25mm. I'm using an old mini-quad brushed inrunner motor and clipped propeller, some 3d-printed parts, and a bit of thin (PVC?) pipe. I'm not sure what thrust it provides, or how to figure that out, but it has a nice kick to it when I hook it up to a 300mah 7.4v battery. Here's some pictures...

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