Posted by Micubano | Jan 23, 2019 @ 12:09 PM | 5,903 Views
I owned two Precision Aerobatics (PA) planes years ago before I joined a club. A Mini Kitana and an Addiction. I didn't build them and the only reason I had them is the LHS gave me a great deal on both of them because one of the employees damaged them a little while "testing" them. They were supposed to hang on my wall until I was ready for balsa and balsa repairs. About a year later I was tired of flying mostly alone and joined a local flying club. One afternoon a guy I'm friends with started going on about his two PA planes he sold and missed. Long story short, he got his planes back and I got wall space back. He was very grateful. It was worth it.

I've been flying for almost 8 years now. I didn't fly the PAs, but I do have an old balsa E-Flite Cessna 150 Acrobat 250 I picked up 2 years ago and take out from time to time. It has survived so far and I am happy with it. The rest of my collection has been foam and almost entirely Horizon. There is a balsa Slick 3D sitting in its box in my basement for two years too, but I didn't put in the time to learn about balsa assembly and repair. I didn't feel ready. Plus, why balsa when we have all this wonderful foam stuff that is easily repaired. That started changing after having a few beers in the FoamTac tent at NEAT after not winning the plane I wanted at the Hobby King tent auction. I was passing the Flex Innovations (FI) tent on the way back to my club's spot on the flight line and decided to stop. I had money....Continue Reading
Posted by Prof100 | Jan 23, 2019 @ 08:01 AM | 5,625 Views
Rick Wardrop (choo choo...) wrote a Comparison of the Vector to a Guardian. Excellent read. See attachment.
Posted by choochoo22 | Jan 23, 2019 @ 03:38 AM | 3,461 Views
The attached sheets are not really full product reviews. They are written for fliers familiar with the Eagle Tree Guardian. The basic assumption is how the subject device compares to a Guardian for the line-of-sight fixed wing sport flying for which the Guardian was designed. Only features relevant to that application are included. The Vector, for example has many FPV and multirotor features that have no counterpart in a Guardian or this type of flying so these are not covered.
Posted by old4570 | Jan 23, 2019 @ 12:55 AM | 3,320 Views
It's Gona Be HOT !

We are talking Bush Fire Hot !
Tire Melting Hot !
My radiator just blew up HOT !

Yes , the next few days are going to be smouldering !
Going back a few days I re-visited my V911 Wing ..
In a Nutshell it bites ..
Just a rubbish design ( DIY ) ..

That means I have a spare V911 board to play with
So with some seriously , seriously warm weather on the way .
I started a 480mm V911 glider .

I figure since I will be trapped behind Air conditioning for a few days , I have some time to kill . Eeeer or maybe time to build another glider !
So I got myself a bit of a head start ...
Got the hollowing out done , as it needed to be done outside over the rubbish bin ..
Everything else can be done inside ...

Posted by joevcls | Jan 22, 2019 @ 08:57 PM | 2,907 Views
Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone has accross this issues and may offer suggestions. I bought a new UPAir One drone but doesn't seem to find any Satellites. Any suggestions on how to fix?
Posted by BEAMRC | Jan 22, 2019 @ 07:36 PM | 2,946 Views
Key Features

● Ultra Durable Design and Construction

● High-Quality FRP Main Blades

● Carbon Fiber & CNC Metal Frame Construction

● Full Body EPP Foam Fuselage

● Quiet Direct Drive Power System

● Long Flight Times

● Easily Accessible Electronics

● The long list of upgrades & option parts



Overview

Here we come! The brand new Beam 500 E5 ARCHON.
This 500 size electric helicopter is one of a kind! With a newly designed frame, new head, none breakable main grips, tail housing addition, metal tail control system and metal tail servo mount (using NEW B611MG std servo for ultra power) and much more
This helicopter rocks.


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Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jan 22, 2019 @ 05:22 PM | 3,558 Views
The Taranis X-lite has been a very successful controller for FRSKY but it does not physically support use of the TBS crossfire module even though it is supported in Open TX software. The simple solution is this $8 adapter which I've reviewed below:

https://www.quadifyrc.com/reviews/re...taranis-x-lite


Posted by onewonders | Jan 22, 2019 @ 04:17 PM | 4,230 Views
Oh I have plans. Big plans. Lots of planes to build. I have lots of wood - thanks Captain! (and slow_flier).

Right now I am rebuilding the Shockwave. This is the build log - https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...inger-s-design
I've had officially 3 maidens, but four crashes. The 3rd crash was really it lifting off the dolly that I was testing - the wind picked up and threw it off the dolly. The fourth crash was weird. The takeoff was smooth, at about 40 feet it flipped over on its back, did a quick 90 degree to port at 3 feet from the ground and crashed into our field fence. The wing was torn off. So was it the plane? Me?
To verify if it was me or not I bought an ARF of a T-28 1.2m size with flaps. So I can fly it but I have crashed it four times, trying odd things.

Next on the list is the Harvard that I started in 2016. I had to stop. This is an old plan, heavily build and beyond my abilities. However I have a few #11s under my belt now so I will get back onto this build. First I am rebuilding the wing from the beginning. So many compromises were made, that it can't be right. The fuselage will be dremelled out. Super thick heavy wood used - gonna lighten this as best as possible. It was designed for gas, but this will be electrocuted. This one will be modelled to the one my father-in-law flew in as a passenger.

I have a Proctor Enterprise Nieuport 28C kit; bought opened, never built. This will take 3 years or so.

Two Dehavilland Vampire...Continue Reading
Posted by schumixmd | Jan 22, 2019 @ 03:11 PM | 3,727 Views
Compiled my build of OpenTX 2.2.3 for Jumper T12 with the alternative navigation patched.

The firmware’s are available on GitHub in my Fork of OpenTX: https://github.com/schumixmd/opentx/...built-firmware


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Update 23.02.2019.

Earlier compiler 2.2.3 firmware didn't include R9M flex option.
Now I have merged the code from OpenTX/2.2 branch into main and compiled the firmware with correct option.
This version will show: 2.2.4 (schumixmd)

The firmwares can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/schumixmd/opentx/...built-firmware
Posted by starcad | Jan 22, 2019 @ 02:21 PM | 34,983 Views
Wow, it's been a while since I've posted here. Let's bring things up to date. As many may know, I operated 3D-Styx for the last several years. Its been a fun ride and I've met a lot of fantastic people along the way. Unfortunately, it seems the Drone Racing market has come to an almost complete end for the manufacture of 3D printed parts and add-ons. So, back in July my wife and I did an analysis of the business and came to the conclusion to close the retail side along with consulting and principle sides of the business. On January 1st we closed the retail side and now on January 31st, we will close the contract side of the business. This frees up both my time and my wife's time. She did all the packing and mailing keeping our eBay rating 100%. Now I have time to spend in different areas along with my wife. I'd like to thank all my customers for all your support. Again, it's been one heck of a fun, wild ride.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Jan 22, 2019 @ 01:59 PM | 18,482 Views
https://www.popularmechanics.com/spa...ainless-steel/

Most interesting was the double hull idea & that it was never proposed before, which probably means it was proposed before but didn't work. A lot of money & people were invested in carbon fiber rockets for the last 100 years for stainless steel to be that easy. It's a case where the heavy, expensive carbon fiber could be the tried & true solution while the shiny stainless steel could be the risky solution.


He claimed to be on his own in promoting stainless steel, which revives the ages old debate on whether sole visionary leaders or large teams contribute more to progress. We may never know how much of Apple & SpaceX were really contributed by their sole visionary leaders or their lowly employees.
Posted by ChrisBowker | Jan 22, 2019 @ 06:41 AM | 3,240 Views
Ive been milling some parts for a customer and I was wondering if people would be interested in a limited run of CF hardware?

Kits would be similar to my old ones but cut from .030 plate, The .020 plates I use to use are no longer available to me.
Posted by Galox | Jan 22, 2019 @ 05:57 AM | 1,728 Views
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Posted by turboparker | Jan 21, 2019 @ 06:17 PM | 32,585 Views
A spot for questions about the new Pitts...
Posted by GBLynden | Jan 21, 2019 @ 04:11 PM | 7,953 Views
This is my Maiden Flight Demo & Review video for the new E-flite Delta Ray One RC Trainer Plane.

E-flite Delta Ray One RC Trainer Plane Maiden Flight Demo (6 min 15 sec)

In the video I put this Beginner RC Plane through its paces flying it in all three flight modes. I had to admit that I had a good time flying this E-flite Trainer Plane in some wind on a nice sunny day.

Review Notes:

Pros:
- The flight times are good
- In easy/SAFE Mode, it can land itself
- It comes already assembled, which is normal for an E-flite UMX RC Plane.
- The plane can be upgraded with SAFE Plus GPS drone technology to add Autoland, Virtual Fence, and Holding Pattern. That is sold separately
- As your skills improve, it will grow with you with its three different flight modes with this UM Trainer Plane.
- It is FPV ready with an OSD when using compatible cameras and headsets, unlike the trainer gold standard, Hobbyzone Champ.
- It is FPV ready with OSD when using compatible cameras and headsets, unlike the trainer gold standard, Hobbyzone Champ.
- The plane is made of very nice quality foam, unlike most Micro RC Planes.
- This E-flite Ultra Micro RC Plane has a box that makes an excellent transport container, so don't throw it away!

Cons:
- Some of the pros are going to be complicated for a noob to figure out on their own. Reach out to Horizon Hobby technical support if you get stuck.

Overall, this is a very cool Trainer RC Plane and I can't wait to test it outside.
Posted by unboxingexp | Jan 21, 2019 @ 02:09 PM | 2,170 Views
Posted by basslord1124 | Jan 21, 2019 @ 09:47 AM | 3,215 Views
New video showcasing the FT Seaduck's new paint job done by my father-in-law.

New and Improved FT Seaduck (2 min 40 sec)

Posted by Bill M - RC | Jan 21, 2019 @ 07:49 AM | 2,550 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Taranis X-LITE review. This Frsky Taranis X-LITE 2.4GHz ACCST 16CH Radio Control Transmitter review shares unboxing, inspection, functions, features, setup, adapters & accessories for this innovative and dynamic ergonomically designed RC Radio Control Transmitter.


You can get this Frsky Taranis X-LITE 2.4GHz ACCST 16CH Radio Control Transmitter here now: https://bit.ly/2QYBk9GXLiteRadio


Frsky Taranis X-LITE review - 2 4ghz ACCST 16CH Radio Control Transmitter (18 min 37 sec)

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jan 21, 2019 @ 04:18 AM | 3,009 Views
It's been a while since I published specials on my page but I have 3 I quite like below:

Emax Hawk5 Bind and Fly $175
SKYSTARS G730L 7inch FPV quadcopter $169
FATSHARK Recon V2 FPV Goggle Glasses 4.3 inch LCD


The Hawk 5 is great value at this price and still a great quad. The 7inch G730L is a heck of a lot of value for a 7" quad having just gone through the expense of building my own. Fatsharks are a little bit of an unknown to me but seem like good specs and a great brand for a budget goggle.

Posted by Lambofgod1 | Jan 21, 2019 @ 01:07 AM | 1,782 Views
Got 4 mini titans 2206's i have no use for. Who wants em' ?