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Posted by mwhidden | Today @ 09:14 PM | 40 Views
There's been a lot of progress since my last post. I'm going to write it up in a few "installments".

In this installment, I shaped the elevator. It needed a taper from the leading edge to the trailing, and a rounding-off of the ends. I was nervous about being able to make the taper flat and even along the length of the elevator, but I was patient and sanded it with long even strokes, and I'm pleased with the outcome.

In Part 6, I had broken a former, which I easily glued back together, and promptly glued upside down in the fuselage. I wasn't sure at the time what the impact would be, so I didn't do anything about it. After the formers were in, I installed the tow hook block. Shortly after I realized I forgot to glue in the very front most former (to which the firewall is glued) which holds the sides of the fuselage in a taper toward the nose. I braced the 2nd former so it wouldn't buckle while I clamped the nose together to glue the former in place.

Next came the 3/16" sheeting for the bottom of the fuse up by the nose. The instructions suggested dampening one side of the 3/16" sheet to help in bend, which I did. It seemed to do what it was supposed to -- the balsa bent on its own due to the uneven moisture. It took a lot of pins to clamp that in place while it dried.

Surprise... it curved because it swelled on the wet side. After it dried, it shrunk back down and left gaps in the sheeting -- maybe 1/32". Not sure if that's a problem or not, but I filled them in with slurry of Titebond and balsa sawdust.
Posted by GiantPowerLiPos | Today @ 06:51 PM | 100 Views
Traxxas E-Revo 6S 11.1v 3 Cell 5500 mAh 80C-160C Graphene 2.0 Battery Set $149.99
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Fat 10 AWG soft silicone wire leads
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Size: 2.0"x 1.12"x 6.0" 50x29x154mm

Weigh 13.8oz 392 grams

Discharge rating: 80C cont. 160C Burst rate

Max Charge Rate: 5C
Posted by Bill M - RC | Today @ 11:38 AM | 250 Views
Hi fellow pilots & rc enthusiasts

MJX Bugs 5W B5W review. This Bugs 5W review of this great 5G WIFI FPV With 1080P Camera GPS Brushless Altitude Hold RTF RC Drone Quadcopter includes flight & features tests. You can also see the startup procedure and how to do the Bugs 5W compass calibration here. Unboxing, Inspection & Setup is in Part I.

IN STOCK HERE NOW: https://goo.gl/BMp7UZ

MJX Bugs 5W B5W Pros & Cons
Good value.
Great shape, style & design.
Durable materials.
GPS + Barometer + 6-axis gyro stability.
3 RTH Failsafes.
Good 1080p Camera.
Cushioned camera mount.
Good brushless motors.
Good self-tightening propellers.
1-axis camera tilt function.
Good box for portability & storage.
Good quality User manual & quick guide.
APP Features.
Good in windy conditions.
Good flying time of 17 minutes.
Easy & effective compass calibration.
500m 2.4ghz range.
Bright LED lights.
Radio controller display & osd.
Modular proprietary battery has no main battery plug or adapter to enable charging with a hobby grade battery balance charger.
240 minute battery charging time.
WiFi FPV lag & freezing.
No camera sdcard guidelines.
No 5.8ghz fpv.

MJX Bugs 5W B5W Brushless GPS FPV drone review - Flight & Features tests (Part II) (22 min 59 sec)

Posted by Absaroka | Today @ 11:01 AM | 282 Views
Beautiful morning.
Touch & go's on a beautiful morning (0 min 30 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Today @ 10:20 AM | 307 Views
Video of my FT Super Bee (nicknamed Zipper) on its maiden flight and crash. I was using the high performance motors (red bottoms) and 4S lipo. Due to the quick speed and cramped space I overcorrected to avoid the tree and down she came. Damage was actually pretty minor. The plane is a little speed demon!

FT Super Bee Maiden Flight... And CRASH! (1 min 22 sec)

Posted by FPV.Model | Today @ 09:11 AM | 325 Views
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Posted by mudman1959 | Today @ 09:08 AM | 345 Views
I acquired this one from Dave Walter at the Walter RC Park in Saranac Mi, and it was just the cut foam only. It is a West Michigan Park Flyers "McFoamy" but it was one of the early kits which is no longer produced. I finally received the missing wood and carbon fiber parts for it and started the assembly yesterday. Covering is colored packing tape I had leftover... Uncovered assembly Pics are from the WMPF site as I did not take any during the assembly...

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Posted by gquiring | Today @ 08:52 AM | 337 Views
I finally got this Alpina back together. It had a devastating crash that snapped the fuse in half and folded the nose over. It took a lot of fiberglass cloth and Bondo to get her back together. Luckily the repair only added about 4 ounces.

I did a build thread over here:
Posted by RC Roundtable | Today @ 08:29 AM | 346 Views

Episode 60: "Vermillion Dollar Baby" is now live!

In this episode, Lee, Fitz and Terry are joined by "Mean Joe" Vermillion of Balsa USA.
We talk about:
-E-flite Night Radian,
-Tower Hobbies Cherokee update
-Weekender Warehouse Sale
-Meet Mean Joe Vermillion
-Joe at Balsa USA
-Covering crisis
-You should build this
-Joe's giant trailer
-What's on your workbench?

You can visit our website at RCRoundtable.com to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.
We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, on twitter, or via email: contact@rcroundtable.com.

You can visit our website at RCRoundtable.com to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, our facebook page, or email: contact@rcroundtable.com.
Posted by Hobby WOW | Today @ 05:05 AM | 413 Views
This is a RC fixed-wing airplane which made of EPS. This great material contributes an impact resistance, good-looking appearance and light weight aircraft. With 2.4GHz transmission technology and can be compatible with FUTABA S-FHSS. Equipped with brushless motor, your RC plane can fly for a long time and you can recode it if it cannot satisfy you anymore.

6G mode uses 6 axis gyro which ensures a good flight performance and stability, easy to operate, very suitable for beginner.
3D flight mode uses 3 axis gyro. Players can order the airplane to do various aerobatics easily.
3D / 6G mode can be switch easily, even beginner can operate it to do professional actions.
With high rate battery, it can support a flight time of 5 - 8mins.
Max to 200m control distance, have more fun with this RC toy!

Posted by Gary Chen | Today @ 04:11 AM | 455 Views
Thermal Camera Gimbal For Drone With 50mm Lens,Tracking And Geotagging (4 min 10 sec)

Sky Eye-T50 is a 3-axis high stabilized gimbal with thermal camera.The thermal camera is with 640*480 resolution,25HZ,allows you to detect targets in the night or low visibile conditions,and provides you with priceless information.Furthere more,the thermal camera comes with a 50mm lens,which will enable you to get very clear thermal image even you are 500 meters away from the target.High-performance 3-axis gimbal is developed based on FOC(field-oriented control) technology,which will give you crystal clear video footage.

Sky Eye-T50 is using the most advanced thermal tracking technology,with which you will be able to track the target very easily.How it works: put the object you want to track in the screen,move the cursor to the object and lock it via controller,and then the camera will track it automatically.

Another big feature for Sky Eye-T50 is that the gimbal will geotag the video streaming and photos,also gimbal Yaw/Pitch angle,height,time information will be displayed on camera OSD,this is really important when you are conducting missions like rescue and search.

Sky Eye-T50 comes with an amazing advantage that the gimbal can not only be controlled via PWM signal,but also serial command.Also gimbal status(like Yaw/Pitch/Roll angle,zoom position etc) can be obtained by sending serial command to the gimbal via its serial port,which is really useful for precise gimbal...Continue Reading
Posted by m4rc3l | Today @ 12:15 AM | 530 Views
https://i.imgur.com/WuZM4Iu.jpg pulsar 2 meter ref, as pure glider. joy to fly
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 11:52 PM | 533 Views
Posted by V-Man | Yesterday @ 09:41 PM | 588 Views
Incredibly enough, I managed to get in a few sessions of quad flying this summer. Didn't bring any planes yet, parks are too small and I don't have time to maintain both quads and aircraft (and even quads are a stretch, 3/4 of my fleet are non-flyable right now).

So instead we play in the water. The vet says the dog needs exercise but it can't be too strenuous (she's 12), so we try to get her to swim every weekend. I should get a slower R/C boat, though...

I've started building a couple of seaplanes, parts are on the way (couldn't bring myself to dismantle a quad for motors/escs!). Will let you know how it goes...
Posted by Hobby WOW | Yesterday @ 08:36 PM | 627 Views
Built in wide angle lens wifi FPV 720P 120degree Wide Angle HD camera,are tuned amazingly to capture stunning pictures and videos from the sky.
Air Press Altitude Hold for keeping the quadcopter fly steadily at the same height
Headless Mode makes it unnecessary to take the orientation into account
With One key to return function makes it easily to find the way home.
Track flight :Make waypoints on the screen ,then it will fly along then .
One key to take off/landing : One key to take off/landing by transmitter ,safer and more convenient .
With LED lights making the flight more spectacular especially in the dark.
https://www.hobbywow.com/en-lalala-p244241.htm...Continue Reading
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 06:48 PM | 648 Views
Hi fellow pilots & rc enthusiasts

MJX Bugs 5W B5W review. This Bugs 5W review of this great 5G WIFI FPV With 1080P Camera GPS Brushless Altitude Hold RTF RC Drone Quadcopter includes unboxing, inspection & setup. Flight & Features tests follow in Part II.

You can get this here: https://goo.gl/BMp7UZ

MJX Bugs 5W B5W Brushless GPS FPV drone review - Unboxing, Inspection & Setup (Part I) (18 min 38 sec)

Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 12:32 PM | 790 Views
There is a nice 104 gram 95C 850 mah 4S pack that will fit in the CA. Shorter motor runs in the 3-5 second time frame may extend motor off glide time and reduce weight. I plugged in a 90% charged 1500 4S 100C drone pack and after 4 seconds measured 23 Amps and 290 watts. I did another 5 second run with the Aeronautics blades and measured 20 amps and still high watts. Problem is the little. 28.8 mm motor got warmer so its either smaller blades or different motor rated for 3-4 cells. Will have to see what others have done. A 35 mm outrunner will fit with a little cowl trimming for cooling air.