Posted by motorhead540 | Today @ 06:57 AM | 22 Views
Went out to the Skynights club field yesterday morning early so I could get in some good stick time for the day .
Made 15 flight total that's a good day for me as I tend to not fly when the skys get crowded with other planes but there was only 4 of us at the field for most of the day and a couple showed flew and then left so even with the field being tight there was plenty of free airtime . Well at the end of the day just after I had put my gas Edge away someone suggested we get a picture of all of our Extreme Flight /3D Hobby Shop planes so I snapped a few pictures of the group of them less my 75 " 3DHS Edge 540 that was already broke down and safely put in the back of the truck for the ride home .

We could have more but my friend mike and I already are usually at max plane hauling when we come out so we end up leaving some of our planes at home someday I will get a chance to assemble all of my planes for a group photo here at the house , but having taken 3 of my EF / 3DHS planes yesterday I still had 4 that did not make the trip to the field ...on this rotation . I had been up to 8 EF /3DHS planes but recently sold one the red/yellow/black 48" Edge 540 in the picture to a fellow club member , I had 2 of the 48" EDGES so I made him a deal on one of mine . Yesterday was his maiden with it and he really likes the plane .
Posted by old4570 | Today @ 01:33 AM | 309 Views
9g Servo test 3 ( 3 from 8 ) (6 min 40 sec)


More servos tested : 3 and 4 from the first 4 pack . sent for testing by FastTech.com

I got a little more vigorous with servo 3 and just after turning off the camera the double sided tape let go .
I wasn't surprised as the double sided tape was a little Mickey Mouse .
For the 4th servo I added a clamp .. Yes I clamped it , and got a little vigorous with the servo .
I dont know , does the servo sound better after the weight training ? ( sounds like it to me )
Anyhow , that's the first 4 pack .

9g Servo test 4 ( 4 out of 8 ) (6 min 8 sec)
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Posted by jimharley909 | Today @ 12:30 AM | 322 Views
The City of Akron, and a small faction of enthusiasts successfully put together a nice little fly-in at Fulton Airport today. This is a tradition that goes back over 40 years. I haven't been in many years. They had a pretty decent turnout with a TBM Avenger, a B-25 Mitchell, a BT-13, an L-4, a Stearman, and a couple USAF transports from Wright Patterson. There was a New Standard Biplane hopping rides as well as a T-6. Although it rained for about 20 minutes people stuck it out and were still arriving when I left around 2. Fun day, and got some building done on my L-4.

DSC_3692 by jim harley, on Flickr

DSC_3752 by jim harley, on Flickr

A rare Funk that has recently been donated to the MAPS Aviation Museum in North Canton. Funks were built at Akron Fulton and not many are left.
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Posted by tonykyriacou | Yesterday @ 09:24 PM | 394 Views
Hi Everyone

In May I purchased from Bill Hempel Team Edge a KA6E 50% scale glider.....the biggest one on the market. I was looking forward to its arrival so I can install the radio gear and an electric motor to launch it given that I am wheelchair bound most times because of a spinal cord injury-incomplete quadriplegic.

Anyway, I received notice that the ship had arrived on 1 August 2018 and my glider was available to be picked up at the shipping depot in Melbourne. I paid for all the customs and duty fees that amounted to over $1,100 (Aus) and the Glider plus freight over $3000(Aus). So I paid over $4000 (Aus). Alot of money.

After I paid all the fees, the shipping depot organised to bring the crate with my glider to my vehicle and they gave me some paperwork that said the crate was damaged and photos of the crate within the shipping container were attached. The photographs supplied by the Melbourne shipping depot that unpacked the sea container clearly show that the freight company that Team Edge engaged to ship my glider packed the container incorrectly by putting heavy crates on top of my glider.....these crates crushed my crate and destroyed my glider. Damaged so much it cannot fly. I have attached photographs. My crate did not have stickers on it to say..."Crate on Top Only" or "Fragile"...none whatsoever!

My question is.......has anybody had the same experience when shipping large scale rc models like my Bill Hempel Team Edge KA6E glider 50%?

I am waiting for Bill Hempel from team edge to provide a solution in Bill's words. I was so looking forward to flying my new glider in Australia during summer.......................
Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 08:13 PM | 403 Views
This is my buddy Bill's first flight on water with his E-flite Carbon-Z Cessna 150 on Lake Whatcom.

E-flite Carbon-Z Cessna 150 Water Maiden With Bill On Lake Whatcom (7 min 5 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 07:56 PM | 412 Views
Halloa guys

I got me a new FPV goggle in last week, so I have set about testing the thing It is a box-style goggle, and I should tell you that my current daily driver is the TopSky F7X v2, which is offcourse a Fatshark style of goggle..
I think most people never give box-goggle a second look after switching to Fatshark-style goggles, so I really wonder if the FXT Viper has a chance of converting me :P

LInk to this new V2 version: FXT Viper v2 - Box style FPV goggle

So basically most tests I'll do are to see if these goggles are something I would want to be my daily drivers.. If I like them at all, I'll at least use them exclusively for a month so I can do a long-term-review for you..

For now.. I've only done a bit of flying around with them.. here is what that looked like:

Testflying the new FXT Viper V2 - FPV Goggle - Proximity flyin :) (7 min 11 sec)


Specifications:
resolution: 800x480
field of view: 45 degrees
screen type: TFT LCD
channels: 37 channels
power input: 7 - 28 V
4/3: yes
16/9: yes
use with glasses: yes (easy)
Diversity: yes
HDMI in: yes
DVR: yes
OSD: yes
audio out: Nope (but has a speaker)
Posted by michael quillan | Yesterday @ 06:54 PM | 436 Views
HI, again, put up a few more pictures while checking wing root fit and alignment So far so good enjoy Cheers!
Posted by GRW3 | Yesterday @ 05:51 PM | 533 Views
I was building a Balsa USA Fokker EIII and nearing the end of the assembly. I could have gone with the plain stock gear but I wanted that EIII look. I also had to modify it to take some Top Flite wire wheels I needed to figure out how to solder larger pieces. Low and behold, Balsa USA has a video about soldering landing gear on their website. Great, I thought.

As I watched the video it showed the prep, how to get the pieces together and then the copper wire wrap. Then he got the soldering iron. It was huge, compared to the normal soldering iron. I knew then thats what I needed to get, a big soldering iron. As I recall, he gives a watt range to look for. I found this one on Amazon.

I got it. It works great. The only the he didnt mention was that it takes about 30 minutes to get up to temperature. There are ones with more wattage available on Amazon but they cost a lot more money.
Posted by Aerophoto | Yesterday @ 05:48 PM | 461 Views
We can find this FPV 5.8G 10-200mW Adjustable Audio Video Transmitter Module TX-58120.
it is a cheap module .
I found how to connect it on a chineese internet site :
Pins on module TX 58120 5.8G
From left to right :
Pin 1 : 塊 = masse = OV
Pin 2 : 視頻 = video signal

Pin 3 :音頻 = audio signal
Pin 4 : 3,3 to 5 V Li-po supply

This module is interesting because it uses one li-po 1S element , it helps to save weight on flying models.
My application is to use it in kite aerial photography !
If you put a clover leaf antenna, you can reach a comfortable distance of use .
Usually , I remove the antenna collector( to earn weight ) and connect directly the antenna on the printed circuit !
Posted by fredmdbud | Yesterday @ 05:32 PM | 469 Views
  • $1.50 electronics part, can be connected between end connectors on balancing plug, or soldered directly on ESC battery plug for voltage.
  • Permanently mount in battery compartment of larger planes for instant before-and-after flight voltages.
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14313
Posted by mtipilot | Yesterday @ 01:48 PM | 548 Views
Hi,

Is there anyone who is friends with Lewis (Whitman Flyers)? I bought a Great Planes F-4 kit from him on 8/7/18 and have not recieved the kit nor gotten any correspondence from him which is quite unusual. I tried to send him a message directly but his RCG mailbox is full and wont accept additional messages. I also attempted to contact him using other emails and hes not responded.

If anyone knows him, can you please have him message me through RCG to discuss the status of the shipment.

Thank You!

mtipilot
Posted by BobIng | Yesterday @ 11:23 AM | 574 Views
Sharing my 'YELLOW' Ultra Stick 1st picture - has a DLE35RA and performs well for my visibility I changed out the 'green' and made mine 'YELLOW' Others in the Field of Dreams RC Club in Redmond, Oregon also changed from 'green' to ORANGE' and 'RED' and 'BLUE' the one in the center is a 10cc electric and it was left as florescent pink 2nd picture ALL have XOAR props engines are 2 - DLE35, Evolution 33 and a Valley View RC Twin 40cc some have tagged us as The Ultra Club.
Posted by M KHALIL | Yesterday @ 10:33 AM | 576 Views
Hi
Could any one help me about pinout diagram of dps -650jb b 650w power supply ?
Posted by cuavlindy | Aug 17, 2018 @ 08:40 PM | 815 Views
CUAV in in the Drone exhibition
Posted by jetpilotrich | Aug 17, 2018 @ 08:06 PM | 841 Views
Check out this Flight Demo of the ONLY Spitfire model on floats available that I know of After a bit of Tweaking, this model is a really unique model of a rare Spitfire variant... only five full scale Spits on floats were built to test the viability of a fighter on floats!

Full model Specifications available at: https://www.bitgohobby.com/Dynam-Sup...e-spitfire-BNP


DYNAM SPITFIRE MK.VB Float Plane at SEFF 2018 By: RCINFORMER (6 min 13 sec)

Posted by jetpilotrich | Aug 17, 2018 @ 08:03 PM | 846 Views
Check out this unboxing of the ONLY Spitfire model on floats available that I know of After a bit of Tweaking, this model is a really unique model of a rare Spitfire variant... only five full scale Spits on floats were built to test the viability of a fighter on floats!

Full model Specifications available at: https://www.bitgohobby.com/Dynam-Sup...e-spitfire-BNP


Dynam SPITFIRE MK.VB FLOATPLANE By: RCINFORMER (18 min 0 sec)

Posted by jetpilotrich | Aug 17, 2018 @ 07:59 PM | 848 Views
Back by popular demand is the Freewing 90mm F/A-18E Super Hornet V2! This is a re-upload of the Epic video Pete and I made many years ago. I have had many requests re-upload this review and flight demo as it has been revered by many as the best video to represent this aircraft Thanks to ALL my viewers for all the positive feedback regarding this video! Enjoy! Rich

FREEWING F/A-18E Super Hornet Review & Flight Demo By: RCINFORMER (16 min 50 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Aug 17, 2018 @ 06:32 PM | 873 Views
Just a quick peak and system test of the Virhuck T905F. This looks like it should be a decent low cost fpv drone that uses 5.8ghz fpv!Full field test coming soon,stay tuned!

Virrhuck T905F 5.8ghz FPV DRONE QUICK PEAK (2 min 13 sec)

Posted by Libelle201B | Aug 17, 2018 @ 05:18 PM | 913 Views
Back in 1987 or so I built my first Scorpio Falco 180, a very nice high quality ARF slope soaring glider, the company now out of business apparently. In 1996 I sold many of my rc gliders after getting into full scale soaring. My love of rc soaring has never left me and I kept a few slope and thermal gliders and flew them occasionally but I always missed some of the ones I had sold, one being the Falco 180. Fast forward to about five years ago. I placed a wanted ad in the RCG classifieds for a Falco 180 and by a miracle I got a response a few days later, an already built Falco. The price was good along with its condition so I bought it immediately. The glider arrived shortly after. The previous owner did a great job building her but did make two mods, one was to remove the small amount of wing dihedral creating a flat wing and the other was to drill large holes in the elevator and rudder to lighten the tail. I did re modify the wing to return it to the original dihedral but left the tail surfaces alone, no need to change that. I like a small bit of dihedral, it helps the plane track or groove a bit better IMO. Not long after getting the Falco flying again she gets mid aired, the collision destroying the canopy and tray, the upper section of the forward wing/fuselage bulkhead and put a not so severe dent in the leading edge of one wing. I was really lucky, no major damage to fuselage or wing. The Falco then went into mothballs for a few years unfortunately, cannibalized for...Continue Reading