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Posted by BEAMRC | Yesterday @ 07:08 PM | 144 Views
E480 ACRO

No reverse engineering, just forward thinking
At Beam, doing things better is not just a concept, it's a reality.

Features:
* Fully Carbon and CNC metal block frames
* New servo mount
* New battery rail system & battery tray
* High-quality carbon main blades
* Serviceable swashplate
* Almost unbreakable special nylon compounded landing skids
* New tail case design
* New type belt system

What's in the Box:
Beam E480 (assembled Main rotor, Tail rotor)
Fiberglass Painted Canopy (red/black)
Fiberglass Main Rotor Blades 360mm
Pinion gear 13T & 14T
312MG-T swash servo set
Scorpion HK-2520-1880KV, MOTER
HOBBYWING PLATINUM 50A, ESC
ESC: Electronic Speed Controller

The one of the Premium Electric RC Helis in the world of 480.
Beam stands for Beautifully Engineered Action Machine and having following features which stand out from other similar size products.
BEAM 480 (Beautifully Engineered Action Machine)
• Premium quality and Impressive design.
• No need upgrading. All come with carbon fiber bodies and metal components.
• Remarkably reduced numbers of parts for easy assembly...Continue Reading
Posted by JSKYVOLT | Yesterday @ 04:59 PM | 169 Views
several kyosho gearbox motor combos including a handmade one i got for my flash #1, some MEC gearbox parts, a long nose gear drive for glider, ap-29 kyosho motor clamshell mounts, GWS stuff, kyosho prop and spinner for petite series,and a somewhat rare Aristocraft Motor Conditioner missing the most important piece- the tachometer magnet-(started to make one------ will have to take closer shots, but right now--the wife's awawyy
Posted by aben71 | Yesterday @ 12:37 PM | 258 Views
The Hubsan H501S has certainly been out for a while now and is still my main camera bird.Yeah it would be nice to get something new at some point but this one still does well for me.



Drone Flight Around The Homestead With My Hubsan H501S (4 min 11 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Yesterday @ 11:35 AM | 328 Views
down to push rods, control horns and markings/livery
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 10:24 AM | 318 Views
Review Part 3 - RacerStar BR2208 1400kv Motor Thrust Test with Gemfan APC Style 8x4 Prop



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJtnRIOcxlk

This is a very inexpensive motor and I purchased it for $4.99 US
The Manufacturer's Stated Thrust Data is higher than what my Motor was able to provide with an 8x4 ABS Prop with a 3S LIPO.
That Prop may have been too flexible to provide the Thrust in the Manufacturer's Specs.
I had a comment on my initial Review & Thrust Test of this Motor and was told that the Motor performed better with a 9x5 Prop.
I purchased a couple of 9x5 Props to conduct this Thrust Test again and it did indeed provided much more Thrust.
Now, I have also purchased a Gemfan APC Style 8x4 Prop for testing ;-)
Let's see how it performs with this Prop and then I will state my conclusions again.

Here is a link to this Motor:

Racerstar BR2208 1400KV 2-4S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-B...47791920140372

Here is a link to these Props:

Gemfan 8040 Propeller for RC Airplane Fixed-wing Aircraft 1 Pair
https://www.banggood.com/Gemfan-8040...47791920140372

JXF Poly Composite Propeller 9x5 (2pcs)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/jxf-poly..._asc=857965178


Manufacturers Test Data:

LIPO.....Prop.......Amps.........Thrust.....Power. .......Efficiency
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3S...........8040....11.5...........630..........1 28.............4.9 g/W


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Posted by SRQFlyer | Yesterday @ 07:26 AM | 380 Views
I wish the canopy wasn't so dark. The club officers are threatening to take away my label maker (again)
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Posted by Bunnyshooter223 | Yesterday @ 01:14 AM | 535 Views
I finally got the bearings out my FA-72A "#2" (i sold the first one)

Usually... i use blocks of wood to set case upon. Then a ratchet extension and rubber mallet to knock bearings out (after applying heat and oil)

Well, the rubber mallet was not enough. Lots of heat and oil, but the front bearing was stuck!
So I switched to a small hammer instead of rubber mallet, to strike the ratchet extension. I was careful too, no need to crack the aluminum case with excessive hammer blows... and it worked! Easy peazy

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I finally cleaned my FA-72A '#2'
tonight


The FA-72A has a new metal back plate, pretty sure i have proper metal screws to mount the carb...
Only thing missing is set of bearings and a the 'A' version cam case gasket. The gasket set i ordered is for the 'B' (i can make a gasket)

The cherry, Saito's gasket set came with new head-intake O-ring!
This is great, will likely eliminate any head-intake leaks i was having. The intake leaks were due to excessive vibration caused by (the original) plastic backplate, methinks.

I have a nice brass pipe, that Gary Cee made me, to test on video. So i am eager to get this engine going. I have run this FA-72 with his pipe before it lost compression--and it sounded great!

Balsa Plane:
I own a GP Easy Sport 40 ARF (MKI) model airplane. It is my entry into balsa/ glow flying. I have decided to go with my FA-56 or FA-72. Either would fly it well

I have enough rc experience ...ground-running Saito thumpers and flying...Continue Reading
Posted by dsquad | Jan 16, 2019 @ 10:14 PM | 585 Views
I have this module for almost a month now and is working good, is cheaper True-D V3 module!
AKK Diversity Module a Cheaper True-D V3? (5 min 4 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Jan 16, 2019 @ 09:55 PM | 620 Views
A quick recap !

Fasttech.com sent me a 50mm EDF for review testing ..
To really test it , it should go into a plane ..
The plane is the Prime Jet pro from HobbyKing , and be one of those foam board cut out's ...
It took a long time for the EDF to get here , so the model did nothing for a while ..

Obviously for a EDF to replace a pusher prop , a little tweaking is required ..
Fuselage was shortened , and a cut out made for the EDF ..
Vertical stabilisers were moved inboard to stiffen the area around the EDF ..

Since then ...
The larger carbon spar was installed , epoxied each end .
When the epoxy dried I ran a bead of white glue along the spar for contact with the wing ( more stiffness )
Also I added some runners underneath to which I attached a skid plate for the EDF .. ( Keep it out of the dirt )
Also I used some budget 9g servos I got (?) a long time ago for projects ( Just like this ) ..

Needs doing ...
Solder the connecting pins to a 4ch Rx ( FS2A )
Bind the Rx and locate the 2s battery ...

Ooooh yeah !
After installing the EDF , I gave it a run on the intended 2s battery
Looks like 2s will power this project just fine ...

That elusive G Spot !
Where Oh where will the Centre Of Gravity go ?
Anyone watch the Chucky Video ?


Posted by Tahoed | Jan 16, 2019 @ 04:12 PM | 737 Views
Just a few more things to tidy up......Comes in at 3 lb. 2 oz. nicely balanced...
Posted by simages | Jan 16, 2019 @ 03:53 PM | 775 Views
Wing Span | 40 in
Overall Length | 19 in
Wing Area | 220 in2
Flying Weight | 9.5 oz
Wing Loading | 6.2 oz/ft2

Controls Required | 4 channel, R/E/A/A/T
Construction | Balsa / Ply
Category | Park Flyer

Build Log Thread HERE
Posted by Braapfpv | Jan 16, 2019 @ 03:24 PM | 329 Views
So i found a user by the name of @taylormadearmy
He is doing amazing stuff over on thingiverse!
Mainly his whoop frames which can take an fc from a whoop and apply it to his 3d model that gives you more ridged durability controllable frame for tuning. I asked him whats the best 3d printer for doing such a thing in polycarbonate. His answer the Prusa Mk3
So this post is to see how many out there agree on this printer for such builds as i am a novice to the print world and spending 600+$ i probably wanna make a carefully planned decision so lets hear some recommendations or discussions about what you guys recommend or dont reccomend im all ears.

His page if you wanna see his nice designs is listed below!
Thanks everyone for your input...
Skele7on - Mobular 7 frame found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3344093
Posted by RC Roundtable | Jan 16, 2019 @ 02:17 PM | 775 Views
Episode 72: "The Champ of Theseus" is now live!
http://rcroundtable.com/podcasts/mp3/RCR_episode_72.mp3

The gang got together for a live video chat. We talked about:
-Old School Model Works Racers (2:06)
-Light Controller for Night Radian (9:42)
-Spektrum Smart Tech Batteries (18:10)
-Magazine Hat Trick (28:03)
-The Champ of Theseus (35:32)
-Programming SAFE (41:09)
-Christmas loot (48:10)
-Upcoming event plans (57:18)

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 Ssayer | Jan 16, 2019 @ 01:33 PM | 797 Views
I finally finished my case (too many other 3D projects going on. Must be winter, eh? ). I'm just waiting on the .040" 3M double sided sticky pads to bind all the inserts together for a tighter look.

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Posted by Ssayer | Jan 16, 2019 @ 11:11 AM | 912 Views
Through trial and error using rubber bands, I found that I can use the larger (450mAh and 550mAh batteries) in this quad without issue so long as I wasn't doing a lot of flips and rolls. I get double the flight time and can still fly aggressively through my gates and chicanes, which is my preferred flying style. So, it was time to look for a battery bay that would do what I wanted. I searched Thingiverse and found a number of designs that met some of my criteria, but none that did everything I want (the joy of 3D Printing is that you really CAN have it YOUR way!). So, here is what I came up with that works for me...

The 3D Printed Battery Bay
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How it looks attached to the quad
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The batteries that I designed it for
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 16, 2019 @ 09:33 AM | 893 Views
Review Part 2 - RacerStar BR2208 1400kv Motor Thrust Test with 9x5 Prop



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGnyTx8I3fM

This is a very inexpensive motor and I purchased it for $4.99 US
The Manufacturer's Stated Thrust Data is higher than what my Motor was able to provide with an 8x4 Prop which is what they used in their Thrust Test with a 3S LIPO.
I had a comment on my initial Review & Thrust Test of this Motor and was told that the Motor performed better with a 9x5 Prop.
I purchased a couple of 9x5 Props to conduct this Thrust Test again.
Let's see how it performs with this Prop and then I will state my conclusions.

Here is a link to this Motor:

Racerstar BR2208 1400KV 2-4S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-B...47791920140372

Here is a link to these Props:

JXF Poly Composite Propeller 9x5 (2pcs)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/jxf-poly..._asc=857965178


Manufacturers Test Data:

LIPO Prop Amps Thrust Power Efficiency
--------------------------------------------------------------------
3S 8040 11.5 630 128 4.9 g/W


Here is My Original Thrust Data using an 8x4 Prop:

Motor: RacerStar BR2208 1400kv
ESC : HTIRC 20A 2S-4S w/5V2A BEC
LIPO : DualSky ECO S 3S 800mah 25C

Prop : Gemfan ABS 8040 (8x4) Prop
Thrust: 590.3 grams
Amps : 9.1
g/W : 5.1

Here is My New Thrust Data using a 9x5 Prop:

Motor: RacerStar BR2208 1400kv
ESC :...Continue Reading
Posted by Pierre_de’ Loop | Jan 16, 2019 @ 09:19 AM | 897 Views
The Balsa USA website says the Taube should weigh in at 5 Lbs. and I confess being skeptical, but so far I'm at 3.3 Lbs. That weight includes the engine, landing gear, wheels, radio and airborne battery plus all the built up parts. The only stuff missing is push rods, control horns, sheeting on the bottom of the fuselage and the "cowling" plus the covering. The plans call for 1/8" sheeting but I'll use 1/16" along the bottom and 3/32" up by the engine.
Posted by BEAMRC | Jan 16, 2019 @ 01:26 AM | 1,171 Views
New BEAM Helicopter which will be going to release very soon.....
This is the picture of the 550 Class BEAM Helicopter,
The AQUILA Helicopter. (Tail Part only)