Posted by lw777pilot | Today @ 01:31 PM | 182 Views
A Break from work

Weight after battery tray modification - 581.2 grams (20.5 oz)
3s 1800 mah battery 165.7 grams (5.84 oz)
Weight ready to fly 746.9 grams (26.34 oz)
A gaggle of servos
- Elevator - Emax
- Airleron - Emax ES08MA II
- Rudder - HK 929 MG
Castle Phoenix 35
Power-up 480 sport 1200kv
Initial prop 10x5, changing to 11x5.5E
Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 12:15 PM | 245 Views
In this OpenTx tutorial, I'll show you a much better, much safer throttle cutoff. You'll get the added benefit of learning a little bit about Logical Switches and Sticky Logical switches.

A Better Throttle Cutoff - Logical and Sticky Switches -- OpenTx for Beginners Tutorial (11 min 56 sec)

The techniques in this video are shown on a Radiomaster TX16s, but they will work on any OpenTx platform including Taranis, Jumper, Turnigy, etc.
Posted by g monkey | Today @ 06:18 AM | 597 Views
Using Fusion 360
Fusion 360 is quite a powerful and flexible package, but there is also a fair amount to learn and it can be a bit confusing at times. There are often several different ways of achieving the same result, even various ways of accessing the same tools/menus through multiple entry points in the user interface. After many iterations and trying various approaches, I found the following workflow and tools to be useful:
Canvases - this allows you to import images to be used as a reference while you work. You can move/rotate/scale them and assign them to a plane, and also adjust their opacity. I used them for the imported 3 view and cross section drawings but also for photographs (eg. the airfoil of the horizontal stab). This is a good first step to get these set up.
Construction sketches/planes - the canvases above are meaningful to you but not part of the Fusion world, so you need to create points, lines and planes that you can refer to later on. In any sketch (2d drawing) you can designate things to be deemed 'construction' to be used as a reference, rather than 'normal' (as part of whatever you are building). I recommend building lots of construction items upfront, even if you don't end up using them. You can do this later and move them around in the timeline, but will find it easier if this is done early on.
Sketches - a good next step is creating outline sketches (top, bottom, sides, waterlines). When you create surfaces later on, you will probably...Continue Reading
Posted by Helen_AGFrc | Today @ 01:52 AM | 899 Views
Is there any of you play the Mini Z Car?
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Compatible with PWM/ Sanwa /Futaba which are most popular protocol in the market.
The working voltage is 3.7-8.4V (2S).
Wire connection: JST 1.5mm
Control System: PID Control System
Current Drain:20mA/6V
Operating Temperature: -10 degree to +50 degree
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Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 11:29 PM | 1,059 Views
This is Bryan's Giant Scale Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Sopwith Pup WWI Biplane Maiden Flight at Warbirds Over Whatcom.

Bryan's Giant Scale Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Sopwith Pup WWI Biplane Maiden Flight (6 min 42 sec)

Posted by UpNup | Yesterday @ 09:34 PM | 1,164 Views
Spent this afternoon cleaning up the wings on this C G Electra. Used a rotary tool to drill out the glued balsa pieces in the center of the wings and added an aluminum strip cut from a soda can, well-sanded. Scratchbuilt 3/4” wingtips. After touching up some gaps with lightweight spackling, I sanded it thoroughly, but carefully, with 80 grit sandpaper. Cracked two ribs, not mine thank the Lord, but they CA’d back in place just fine. Working with a 30+ yr.-old, brittle, 78” 100% balsa and ply wingspan was an experience.
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 09:13 PM | 1,188 Views
In this OpenTx Tutorial, I will show you how to configure Flight Modes on OpenTx and how to switch modes using the 6 position switch.

Flight Modes and the 6 Position Switch - Radiomaster TX16s - OpenTx for Beginners Tutorial (43 min 25 sec)

This is not to be confused with flight modes on flight computers/autopilots. The flight modes covered in this video are radio flight modes which allow various configurations of trims, rates, and mixes within the individual modes. This has nothing to do with stabilization, hover, waypoints, or return to home.

I learned while editing the video the 6 position switch must also be calibrated during the OpenTx hardware calibration process. I cover both calibrated and uncalibrated 6 position channel outputs in the video.

Before you attempt the techniques demonstrated in this video, you should be comfortable using OpenTx Companion and with creating mixes. You can get up-to-speed with the two videos below:

OpenTx Companion: Video
How-to Use OpenTx Companion - Radiomaster TX16s - OpenTx for Beginners Tutorial (25 min 5 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by BernardW | Yesterday @ 01:59 PM | 1,731 Views
I'm happy to see that the Federal Govt. has decided to withdraw its backing for Clive Palmer's High Court challenge to the WA hard border. I suspect they withdrew because very few West Aussies would likely vote for them in the next election (I think it's the 1st half of next year) if they followed through as the bid is deeply unpopular in WA, and from the little I've heard even people in the Eastern States don't like the sound of the challenge or of the Federal govt. supporting it. I'm sure that's not the reason they'll give publicly but hey, so long as they're out of it.

If you didn't know, I make a living as a live sound engineer in Perth, operating the PA system for live music in large pub venues. That was one of the first industries to be clobbered by the virus, but we've been able to work again for about a month now. Crowds in town are very busy again on the weekends when I work there. I've been talking with more of the "punters", the patrons and general public, at and around the gigs I've been to lately. From that and the media, I gather that West Aussies really do understand that we are in an extraordinarily lucky position, being able to see the footy at the stadium, go to gigs, drink in pubs, go to the supermarket without queuing, and generally living life the way we're used to. There's also a sense that that inevitably sooner or later, the virus will reappear, with that 2nd wave in Victoria and NSW. People believe it will surely cross...Continue Reading
Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 01:45 PM | 1,792 Views
Attached is my DX9 TX file for the Conscendo Evolution with spoilerons, thermal camber and flight modes for the throttle and D switch. Audio files are included. There is a warning about charging a SMART battery. It poses no problem...just hit the clear button or wait and it goes away.

Component weights compared to CA and motor power measurement

Maiden notes and new clear canopy how to

Binding the CE637TA receiver

Fixing or replacing foam hinges

Spinner info and upgrade

Adding more wing tip dihedral for more rudder effectiveness

Park Flyer clear canopy and fuselage plastic
Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 11:11 AM | 1,938 Views
Howdy people

sooo Flash what?? Yeah.. a new motors-brand.. You might have come across them on sales sites..
I got my hands on a few sets SO let us see if they are wurth considering

Link to them: Flashhobby Arthur 4S & 6S 2207.5 motors

AND let's see how they perform

Flashhobby Arthur 2207.5 motors Review (and WHO is Flashhobby anyway? :O) (22 min 33 sec)

Posted by FLSharkvictim | Yesterday @ 10:11 AM | 2,100 Views
I specialize in #ARRMA RC vehicles / RC Speed Boats / Aerial Photography using unmanned aircraft technology. I make bashing & speed videos, on this channel. This will be my platform where I will be uploading my boating sessions & my bashing & blasting sessions with my ARRMA 6s KRATON / 6s Notorious / 3s Typhon and my Probaot Sonicwake 36'' DeepV Speedboat!

Please feel free to check out any of social media platforms UNDER - Uplift-RC
Posted by Basingstoke Roy | Yesterday @ 04:20 AM | 2,677 Views
Another furloughed project from my loft.

Welcome, Lets start by telling the story. Way back in the late 70s my then club mates and I were into flat field soaring (pre electric days) at Cranford Park west London. My then club was the Hayes & District Model Aero Club.

Back then throughout the summer, Wednesday night was always club comp night with trophies at the end of the year. Typical comps would be a, 6 minute duration comp with a spot landing, and 100s comps

This is where the Sailman comes in to the story. My mate Matt built and competed with his Simple Sailman & would regally win or be well placed in the comps, some times against far more sophisticated models (not mine I hasten to add). As I remember Matt did have one little trick up his sleeve, as the wing tips are removable he built a selection of differing lengths to suit the comp. Anyhow at the end of year Matt typically would take home some of the clubs silver ware.

Roll on many decades to September last year. Its my current clubs annual E-fly event and arrive one of my old club mattes from back in the day, we will call him Andy T to protect his identity! Andy had been very impressed with Matts model back in the days, so had splashed out on a kit of his own. Andy had made a start on the kit assembling the fuselage side panels, before life got in the way & eventually the kit ended up in the loft where it had stayed.

Andy been having a clearer out of his loft and rationalising his...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 02:22 AM | 2,900 Views
Looks like around 70 grams of thrust on 1s .
18650 carrier has been modified .
ESC is the Fatjay RS-7A 1-2s
Motor is 1811 3800kv
Prop will be 6x4 or 6x3

Push come to shove , I can 2s at a later date if needed with a Zippy 350 , or something .