Posted by JohnVH | Today @ 01:52 PM | 46 Views
More Bonanza fun!

Durafly Bonanza from Hobbyking FLYING FUN! (5 min 22 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 11:37 AM | 118 Views
Review - Turnigy NanoTech 3S 950mah 25C LIPO



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUwW2WeEt48

An important part of any power system is the Battery.
For some reason this is often overlooked by Reviewers.
I perform reviews of all the Batteries I purchase to see how well they match the stated specs, what the internal resistance of the battery cells are, and how they hold up over time.
This is the initial review of the Turnigy Nanotech 3S 950mah 25C LIPO that I'm going to be using in my Mini Parkjets.
Let's see how well they stack up against the other LIPOs I use for this purpose.
I will be replacing the stock JST Connector with an XT30 Connector.
I will then be performing the Field Testing in my "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2 and logging the remaining voltage after each test flight.

Specs:

Capacity: 950mAh
Voltage: 3S1P / 3 Cell / 11.1V
Discharge: 25C Constant / 50C Burst
Weight: 69g (including wire, plug & case)
Dimensions: 72x25x20mm
Balance Plug: JST-XH
Discharge Plug: mini-JST

Here is a link to this LIPO:

Turnigy nano-tech 950mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=6949740256

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Happy Flying!


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Posted by kopterheld | Today @ 06:35 AM | 248 Views

This is the Happymodel Mobula7 that is a Tiny Whoop drone with 1S and 2S Lipo power.
M7 is light, very fast and flies over 4 minutes. I just can not find any negative points on the Whoop. The Snapper7 1S Whoop was good, but M7 is much faster, more aggressive and weighs no more than the Snapper7. And if someone needs slow flying, he can fly the Mobula7 with a 1S Lipo. The changeable angle of the camera is practical. Outside you fly fast and need a steep angle of the FPV camera. Inside with slow flies one places camera completely flat. Inside, the FPV camera is sufficient. Outside, I would like a better FPV camera like the Caddx Turbo EOS2.


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Video 1 – Mobula7 2S Whoop review
Happymodel Mobula7 perfekter 2S Whoop - Review DE (4 min 23 sec)


Video 2 – Mobula7 2S Outdoor Flying
Happymodel Mobula7 2S Whoop Outdoor Flugtest (4 min 51 sec)
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Posted by JLT_GTI | Today @ 06:16 AM | 260 Views
Last spring there were the seasonal classic Lidl hand tosen glider for just 10€ .. so i decided to pick a couple of them and go the full road moding not just for RC flight.. but also for fun FPV.. to do something like a poor man's "wraith micro" mini fun plane..

I was going first to build it simple with 2/3 servos (single aileron servo) and a 1806 motor in the front.. but again i changed my mind and decided to use the "more complex but simpler" solution of using separated servos in the wings..and making it a twin motor with 2 1806 motors.. i have made allready some twin motors so the increased thrust and deleting torque ..as well as placing the motor in a more near the CG position were quite attractive.

Also i flattened the wing dihedral and inserted a carbon rod in the wing.. tail feather and fuselage belly..ailerons go in the outer part of the wing.. i saw guys doing the RC mod , not removing the dihedral and putting the ailerons in the inner flat part of the wing and the results werent much good (unless you are ok with a slow roll rate) and i wanted a fast roll

So ended up using 3 HXT500 5g servos ..2 12A ESCs with 2A bec (using only one BEC) and 2 DYS 1806-2300kv motors and using normally a 1300/1400 3S (but it will take a 1300 4S as well)

For FPV i used one Eachine TX526 i had arround doing nothing (broken connector, so resoldered another) and a runcam micro Swift2 wich has built-in OSD very helpfull to check voltage and time







after a messy maiden (due to inverted trims due to mistakes made my me during programming) once trimmed to my surprise the plane flies amazingly good .. its more stable than a wing .. trackes better .. is so much fun and maneovrable (had to dial expo for the roll).. its allready a fav for fast low altitute FPV fun

Lidl Chuck glider FPV (4 min 34 sec)

Posted by Mr_Ben | Today @ 02:42 AM | 348 Views
I've been out of the hobby for a quite a while. My guess is 12 years. Life got busy, hectic even. I used to enjoy getting up for work a few hours early, stopping by a nearby park and tossing out my souped up (man was it souped up) Superfly from Superfly RC (http://www.superflyrc.com). It was the favorite of all my EPP foam builds. In fact I owned 3 of em because I enjoyed tickering with the nuances of the forgiving platform. You could do just about anything with it (within acceptable parameters) and it would fly. There's so much more I wanted to do with em but as I said, time constraints choked the hobby right out of me. But there was a part of me that had burnt out on it. Probably because I jumped into the hobby with both feet and way too fast.

Oh I've tried balsa builds, but once you build em you can't make to many mods of the airframe while finding out what does and doesn't work. For me that's 75% of the fun of things. But should one of the mods not work well, you lose some if not all control and kiss smack the ground and risk abandoning all hopes of reasonable repairs. Plus balsa repairs can be time consuming. I know this from experience too.

I've toyed with a couple EPO planes, most of which are pre-built and all you do at most is slap in your own electronics and get airborne. While EPO foam is pretty strong, it's not near as forgiving as EPP. If you wreck one badly repairs are often impossible due to the fact that it shatters more than tears. EPP foam however...Continue Reading
Posted by Amanda BH | Today @ 02:07 AM | 354 Views
Returner 2207 with POPO

Competitive price worth to try for you
Posted by dgliderguy | Today @ 01:23 AM | 370 Views
I just finished refurbing this old 84" Powerhouse old timer that I got as an "attic rescue" project on a trade. It didn't look like it had ever been flown, but I didn't care much for the color scheme, so I stripped it down to the bare wood, went through the entire structure looking for any damage or failed glue joints, made a bolt-down wing retention, and covered it with Hobby King film. All-up weight is 5lbs 10oz, with a Magnum XL52 RFS four-stroke engine in the nose. The CG came out spot-on, and it flies as smooth as butter on hot toast. The flare goes on forever on landing, and I'm sure that on a good day the Powerhouse will thermal like a glider. Fun toy!
Posted by alex_nikiforov | Today @ 12:49 AM | 380 Views
Caddx Turtle V2. Banggood (12 min 11 sec)

Posted by Panhead5496 | Yesterday @ 11:35 PM | 414 Views
Hi everyone, thought I'd make a few blog entries to show my current RC collection: one for land vehicles 1/10 and larger, one for land vehicles smaller than 1/10, one for boats, and one for flying RCs.

Feel free to comment or ask questions!

First up is LAND VEHICLES: Company name, vehicle model, where I bought it from, and anything interesting about it. Trying to do most recent to oldest, but may get slightly out of order

Thunder Tiger MT4 G3: Purchased from a member here on RCG. 4x4 4s 1/8 truck...it is huge and powerful. With the rainy weather I've had lately I haven't been able to run it, but the tire marks in the basement attest to the power

HPI Bullet Flux ST: Traded with a member here on RCG for it. 1/10 scale 3s capable 4x4 stadium truck. On the smaller for side for 1/10, but very fast and tough. It jumps very well!

ECX Ruckus: purchased from a member here on RCG. 1/10 2wd brushed monster truck. Currently have it set up for running on sand at the lake house. Haven't been able to test it on sand yet, but should be fun.

ExceedRC Maxstone: 1/5 (yes, 1/5 scale!) rock crawler. Purchased used on eBay. 4x4, MOA (motor on axle, so 2 brushed motors), runs on a 2s lipo and gets close to a hour runtime. Literally climbs up my front porch stairs! I haven't been able to use this crawler to its full extent with the weather/work/school, but I have big plans for it. Going to add rear steer, better servos, lights, etc. Stay tuned for this one.

Traxxas Stampede 2wd:...Continue Reading
Posted by JeffMac | Yesterday @ 11:08 PM | 405 Views
All -

Scanned from my original issue of the May 1940 Flying Aces it's the Bambino Bipe - an interesting rubber powered biplane....

It looks like it would be a good flyer....

Enjoy,

Best regards,

jeff
Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 10:53 PM | 411 Views
This is my official E-flite Pitts S-1S RC Biplane Second Flight. I flew this one with my 3S Scorpion 1800 Lipo after I knocked the aileron dual-rates down to 58%, down from 70% and trimmed it out.

E-flite Pitts S-1S RC Biplane Second Flight On 3S Scorpion 1800 Lipo (6 min 27 sec)

Posted by unamigomas | Yesterday @ 09:43 PM | 424 Views
Hola a todos, estoy preparando los planos para construir un Apogee, resolviendo algunos temas constructivos antes de empezar con la balsa, no he encontrado mucha info sobre este modelo, pero se ve bastante bien, espero poder contar con los aportes de ustedes. Gracias...
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Yesterday @ 03:47 PM | 648 Views
Talk about a waste of time. They can be humorous at times, maddening at others, and then down right pathetic. I have been a member of RCGroups since 2006. In the last few years this place has gone down the tubes big time. Now perhaps it isn't just this forum, others may and probably do suffer the same thing. You try to start a thread asking a question, just hoping for a valid answer or two. What you get is as follows:

1. Someone chiming in saying, "I don't know about this specific thing thing, but I heard blah, blah blah." So why in the hell are you even responding then?

2. A good solid answer, but then 5 other people have to try to answer the question again even though a good one was provided. Doesn't anyone read the posts and ascertain that a valid answer was provided? If so, then why do you feel it necessary to answer again? Feeling left out?

3. Immediate or eventual thread derailed by idiots changing the topic to something completely unrelated to the original question. Why do you feel the need to do this? Aren't there other forum sections where you can chit chat? Go there.....

4. Someone posts something personal about an ailing family member. Really? Looking for moral support? Just feeling needy and helpless? A shoulder to cry on? Someone to feel sorry for you? Take it somewhere else. this is supposed to be a HAPPY and FUN place.

This place is pretty much just a waste of time anymore.
Posted by GiantPowerLiPos | Yesterday @ 01:30 PM | 663 Views
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Posted by GiantPowerLiPos | Yesterday @ 01:20 PM | 660 Views
2 battery pack set for 6S power in your Traxxas boat! Short version for Spartan and M-41 Boats! 3 cell 11.1 volt 6000 mAh soft case 70C-140C Graphene 2.0 LiPo battery pack. Our 6000mAh Graphene batteries give you longer run time! These Graphene 2.0 Giant Power cells are the same batteries used by National Championship winning IMPBA and NAMBA racers.
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Posted by Larron | Yesterday @ 11:40 AM | 711 Views
My friend Johny rcs were stole. He is a good guy he is very helpful he runs hobby for veterans on Facebook he builds rc cars for veterans to help them with therapy he does this with his own money and donated parts I believe on 10/6/18 someone broke in and stole pretty much everything he had. He is now laid off. I'm going to set up a PayPal donation the goal is to get him the traxxas trx4 bronco this man deserves it if I could I would buy it for him. Would anyone be will to help out with this? If so please send me a message feel free to check out the Facebook page and if you have parts that you would like to donate you can contact him through the Facebook page
Posted by Herb | Yesterday @ 11:31 AM | 785 Views
I ordered this one from MRC as a pnp set (since they were out of Arf+'s),

https://www.motionrc.com/products/fr...mm-edf-jet-pnp

http://sz-freewing.com/productlist.aspx?t1=2&t2=26

https://www.rc-castle.com/index.php?...DESC&limit=100

I prefer the Swiss airforce "Patrouille Suisse" one because of better visibility.

Here is a useful link to the specs on the original one :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_F-5

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