Posted by newelectro | Today @ 07:55 PM | 4 Views
Leaving Canam flying field today.
Leaving Canam field with Hawk fly by (3 min 1 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Today @ 07:49 PM | 6 Views
Vista Sailplane second flight
Vista Sailplane 2 (15 min 53 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Today @ 07:27 PM | 17 Views
Vista Sailplane
Vista Sailplane (18 min 33 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Today @ 06:59 PM | 39 Views
Avanti s Second Flight
Avanti s Second flight (6 min 53 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Today @ 06:48 PM | 48 Views
Avanti s Maiden
Avanti s Maiden (6 min 2 sec)

Posted by v22chap | Today @ 05:05 PM | 96 Views
Posted by Mr Tim | Today @ 01:20 PM | 176 Views
Brought this at swap meet. What type of paint did they use and what BL motor to use how to mount. Any help , thanks
Posted by CapArt | Today @ 12:28 PM | 214 Views
Hello all,

I had the #2 motor ESC catch fire when I bench ran my Avios C130 the first time with a 4 cell pack. I purchased a new set of wings and 2 sets of nacelles in hopes of building 2 sets of wings. One stock & one with different ESCs and other alterations. My problem is none of the hardware is available yet from Hobby King. The new wings came bare bones with nothing else... No electrical plugs that connect to the fuselage, no plastic covers, wiring, ball links, linkages or anything else.

I would be interested in buying a gray Avios C130 that may have had slightly more spectacular than planned last flight. I'm just looking for a donor aircraft to steal some parts off of.

Posted by scousethief | Today @ 09:54 AM | 291 Views

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1080P HD One-Axis Gimbal Camera

The Aerial photography is taken by 1080P HD Camera. Broaden Sight by the Wide Angle Feature. The angle of the One-Axis Gimbal Camera lens is adjusted between 0 and 90 degrees as to take footages from new and different perspectives.

Altitude Hold Mode

Precise locking height and stable hover effectively prevent jitter when you take photo or video, which will make higher quality.

Headless Mode

Headless mode is suitable for multi-angle aerial photography and high altitude flight.

One Key Return

It’s easy to use one press automatically take off or land; the drone will either take off or go back to the position where it took off.

6-Axis Gyro

6-axis gyro can have more stable flying and be easy to control.

Arrived today pictures to follow

As always everything starts with the box. As you can see the X7 arrived without any postal damage.

The supplied manual is basic but it is at least in good English and provides you with the information that you need. On the front of the manual is a QR code to download the app. The app is called Enjoy-Fly and your phone/tablet will need to use the 5ghz wifi band ( NOT the 5.8ghz band we use for FPV ) for connection. A very quick test showed the image quality to be more than acceptable but obviously when flown at range image quality or frame rate will reduce.
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Posted by Pappyjkns | Today @ 09:32 AM | 294 Views
February 18/19:

I cant believe its been over two years since I last posted on my blog! Where does the time go? I believe in my last post I was thinking about renovating my house. It was the little project that grew from a simple bathroom upgrade to eventually encompass the whole house, basement included! The project took a little over a year and it was all consuming!

The only thing that kept me sane was being able to get out to the field and fly my sailplanes! I kept a log and was pleased to be able to get out to the field on 18 separate occasions during the relatively short 2018 flying season! That was pretty amazing to me considering our season didnt really start until June 1st and was pretty well over by October 3rd! The Fall weather was wrought with high winds and rain. I really missed the weekly get-togethers at the field. One of our members mentioned that another R/C club nearby was flying indoors during the off season. Maybe I should check it out?

Long story short..I did check it out and after only one exposure, I was hooked! There were about 15 pilots flying all manner of micro flying machines inside the former ice arena. The floor of the arena is now covered with astro turf so its an ideal surface to fly from. I spoke to a number of pilots to get their recommendations as to what would be a good candidate for a newbie indoor flyer. Almost to a man, they indicated that the Horizon Hobbies Sport Cub S was the plane to buy. I managed to try my...Continue Reading
Posted by Hilson87 | Today @ 07:49 AM | 349 Views
I have been eyeing this plane for months now and have been drooling over its (unique) design characteristics. Robin Trumpp is a world renowned F3A precision aerobatics pilot and champion who is the designer of this incredible aircraft. After making the decision to order it from Germany, I had an anxious 2 week wait and was crossing my fingers that would arrive in 1 piece.

Finally it arrived and the box looked to be in near perfect shape. After my initial inspection I am happy to say the quality of the wood, covering and fit and finish of the tabs and joints are extremely well done and absolutely make it worth the market asking price. Robin obviously wanted this to be a quality kit that was built in a high quality factory.

The kit calls for the following setup:
Motor-Hacker A50-14S V4
ESC-X70-opto-Pro 3D+ Jeti Model S-BEC
Prop-Xoar 16x10
Battery-6s 3800-5000mah
Servos- Hacker Ditex standard servos

It calls for (4) standard size servos of your choice, preferably digital precision servos of course.

My setup:
Motor-Scorpion 4535 Mauro 7+8x1.25 530KV Custom reworked Heli Motor
ESC-Hobbywing 100amp V3 Platinum
Prop-Carbon Fiber Falcon 16x12
Battery- CNHL 6s 3000 70C continuous 140 Burst (Deans Ultra Plugs)
Servos- (2) MKS 747 mini (2) HV69 Micro

The instructions for this model are available off of the hacker model website in PDF format. They are written very extremely well and cover all steps thoroughly. The build went together very smoothly with no...Continue Reading
Posted by cvlex | Today @ 07:34 AM | 875 Views
This morning I maidened my Night Radian FT 2.0m.

Although the manual recommended CG is 2.5", it seems to be too far forward, I set the CG 80mm, 3.15". For getting this CG, I put a Hyperion G5SV 3S1300mAh 50C pack (104g) and extra 30g lead in nose. AUW comes 974.5g.

the first flight:
flying time 47:25, power-on time total 3:57
Fair, moderate north wind 4 to 6m/s. Many strong thermals. I had to spiral dive with full-up elevator several times.

the second flight:
flying time 30:45, power-on time total 3:01
Fair, light north-east wind 3 to 4m/s. Many thermals.

the third flight:
flying time 37:10, power-on time total 3:02
Fair, light wind 2 to 3m/s. Many thermals. The wind direction changed from north to south.

Since my Night Radian is so docile, so stable, and so easy to catch thermal, I really enjoyed relaxed long flights.

For the full-power climbing, it is better to disable AS3X, IMHO.

Posted by akashj | Today @ 03:00 AM | 426 Views
Errors while flashing kk2.15 board with 64 bit and connecting kk2.1.5 board to usbasp with jump wires
1) cannot set sck period please check for usbasp firmware update
2) program enable target doesn't answer 1
3) intiallization failed rc = -1
Help to fix this problem..
Posted by VicT | Today @ 01:06 AM | 483 Views
I purchased a used Heron and installed an AR 636 programmed for the EFlite Spitfire. Ive flown both and so I purchased an open stock AR636 but had Horizon put the program in for me. I installed the RX so the long coaxial antenna would go forward and all the wires would be tucked away aft. I had to install inline reversers on rudder, elevator, and aileron to get proper Self Level servo movement. Later I can program the receiver to reverse those RX channels and remove the inline reversers. The RX is very close to the CG and a 2200 3S Admiral Lipo can fit under the RX if an aft CG is desired. I flew the maiden with the pack forward so the restrainer strap would keep the pack from sliding.

The maiden was at sunset and was only 3 minutes long but it was enough to put down elevator trim in to fly hands
off. Then I turned on Self Level to verify proper correction. Flaps were lowered and confirmed that down elevator trim will be needed to pitch down with Self Level On. She will fly very similar to my Multiplex Cularis with its AR 636 SAFE Select Receiver....Continue Reading
Posted by dsquad | Yesterday @ 11:25 PM | 515 Views
Eachine TX1200 VTX is a 30x30 stack mountable VTX with all the features current good VXTs are shipped with. Performance is very good, comparable with my TBS Unify Pro HV, the advantage for me is the possibility to mount in the stack with 4 screws. Performs very similar to my Eachine TX805 VTX.

Here is a quick video with some flight test..
Eachine TX1200 VTX Review (6 min 20 sec)

Posted by bnrusso | Yesterday @ 09:47 PM | 559 Views
I changed Boot0 from horizontal to vertical and got further than before.


Looking for Maple device ...
No Maple devices found.

Probing serial port COM7 for STM32 in BOOT0 mode ...
stm32flash 0.4

Interface serial_w32: 115200 8E1
Version : 0x22
Option 1 : 0x00
Option 2 : 0x00
Device ID : 0x0410 (Medium-density)
- RAM : 20KiB (512b reserved by bootloader)
- Flash : 128KiB (sector size: 4x1024)
- Option RAM : 16b
- System RAM : 2KiB

Found module on COM7

Flashing module via FTDI adapter on COM7

Erasing ...
stm32flash.exe -o -S 0x8000000:129024 -b 115200 COM7
stm32flash 0.4

Interface serial_w32: 115200 8E1
Version : 0x22
Option 1 : 0x00
Option 2 : 0x00
Device ID : 0x0410 (Medium-density)
- RAM : 20KiB (512b reserved by bootloader)
- Flash : 128KiB (sector size: 4x1024)
- Option RAM : 16b
- System RAM : 2KiB
Erasing flash

Writing bootloader ...
stm32flash.exe -v -e 0 -g 0x8000000 -b 115200 -w C:\Users\HPA855\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\m ulti4in1\hardware\STM32F1\1.1.0\bootloaders\Multi4 in1\StmMulti4in1.bin COM7
stm32flash 0.4

Using Parser : Raw BINARY
Interface serial_w32: 115200 8E1
Version : 0x22
Option 1 : 0x00
Option 2 : 0x00
Device ID : 0x0410 (Medium-density)
- RAM : 20KiB (512b reserved by bootloader)
- Flash : 128KiB (sector size: 4x1024)
- Option RAM : 16b
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Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 07:40 PM | 599 Views
I had a great day with the Ryan for the maiden flight. I'm impressed with every aspect of the plane. Build quality is excellent. Aesthetics are hard to beat and flight characteristics--for the short time I flew it on the maiden--were excellent.

Check out the video to see this awesome little plane in flight:
Tower Hobbies Ryan STA Maiden (6 min 55 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 07:14 PM | 635 Views
3mm Depron wing ...

Time to start a 1 meter DIY DLG for HLG ....

This will be = Ripit 3 ( A loose dimensional copy of the Raven 990 )
Control inputs will be R/E ( Rudder / Elevator )

I can't fold depron to save my life ! After 3 attempts the results were seriously terrible ..
So I decided to use slightly more traditional methods ...

1) I cut out the wing panels from 3mm Depron
2) Glued a balsa leading edge to the base panel /s
3) Spar is the same size balsa as on the LE
4) Then I glued in the top depron panel to the LE first
5) Then I glued the spar and the panels together on the floor with a lot of books holding things in place and flat / straight ..
6) Once the wing was dry I then glued the tips
7) With the wing glued I then did the sanding
8) Once sanded the wing was laminated with 10Thou laminating film

I still need to glass the centre of the wing ...
Not sure yet how I will do the wing mount , as I have not decided on the boom just yet ..
I have two carbon rods , one is 12 grams and the other is 20 grams ..
The wing as pictured is a hair under 52 grams ( Why do I think its heavy ? )

Anyhow , with this build I was starting with the wing !

( Ripit 3 )