Posted by mperaltaoz | Aug 04, 2019 @ 11:56 PM | 2,156 Views
What a plane!
Gee Bee's have always been a soft spot for me, with their unique look and record-breaking speed.
I built one in the past and she didn't end up well (lost to an electronics failure)...
This one turned out to be an amazing flyer and she really looks the part both on the ground and up there in the sky.

Wingspan 1300mm
AUW 1700g
Powertrain D3548 790kv, 60A ESC, BEC
Propeller 13x6 (wooden)

Build log: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-scratch-build

Video:
Gee Bee R2 maiden flight (3 min 12 sec)

Posted by Catherine Chen | Aug 04, 2019 @ 10:28 PM | 2,291 Views
Fireproof Explosion-Proof Lipo Battery Safe Bag Lipo Battery Guard Safe Pouch Sack for DJI Mavic Pro Battery Storage

Special designed for protecting DJI Mavic Pro batteries with safety storage, prevent a potential battery overheat or explosion, the vibration in the process of transportation
Materials: made of flame retardant fiberglass woven fabric, heat-resistance, radiation protection, explosion-proof, anti-impact
Dimensions (L x W x D):4.52 X 3.54 X 1.8 inch (11.5 x 9 x 4.6cm), also large enough for most of any other lithium batteries
DJI Mavic Pro necessary accessories batteries bag for safety traveling, transportation and storage
Posted by HOMI_EPP | Aug 04, 2019 @ 08:18 PM | 2,146 Views
Type:RTF RC sports airplane
Power:Battery
Material:FOAM, EPO
Plastic Type:EPO
Radio Control Style:RC Hobby
Place of Origin:Guangdong, China (Mainland)
Brand Name:OMP
Model Number:S720
Product name:RC Airplane
Color:White
Battery:7.4V 300mAh
Wingspan:718mm
Length:560mm
Motor:SUNNYSKY 1406

Servo:2.2g*2,3.7g*1
Transmitter:4 channel
OFS:stability augmentation system
Posted by frank4wing | Aug 04, 2019 @ 05:11 PM | 2,362 Views
One of the first tests of the Caddx Tarsier in a custom build based on a GEPRC CX3 frame. Unfortunately this Tarsier didn't save any sound for some reason, so what you hear in the background comes from the mic on the VTX recorded by the Fatshark goggles. The image is impressive tho, no jello and quite sharp even on 1080p.

This was supposed to be a very short test because there were some adjustments to make. Usually I don't fly near birds but a curious buzzard kept flying over my head and literally seemed to ask for a dance. This species is known for exceptional flying skills but doesn't catch prey in mid-air like falcons so there was no risk for either the bird or the tiny 213 grams copter.

GEPRC CX3 w/ Caddx Tarsier, Short Test (2 min 41 sec)

Posted by hexagonrc | Aug 04, 2019 @ 02:33 PM | 2,369 Views
SKYWAVE AVRX is a 5.8Ghz Audio/Video RX with dual LNA.

Frequency --> 5.8 Ghz
Modulation --> FM
Power Input --> 5V
Size --> 27x34 mm
SPI communication (3 wires)
Current consumption --> 250 mA
RSSI output
Connectors: SMA/RPSMA and IPX

Murata, Panasonic Parts.
Posted by Capt jk | Aug 04, 2019 @ 12:49 PM | 2,675 Views
I finished the electronics access hatch. It was a bit uncomfortable cutting into a model I put so much time into, but it turned out well.

Next up is planking. My thought is to plank from the nose to the end of the wing. Not sure if that would add too much weight. Does anybody have input?

My overall goal with this project is to learn as much as I can about setting up RC electronics for flight. Once finished, I'm going to set this model aside and learn to fly on something more user friendly. I've also read a lot about the RC simulators, which sound like fun. Flying the B-17 will come in time.

I haven't been able to find an RC hobby club over here, and was hoping to learn from other members on this forum.

I've otherwise have been having a lot of fun tinkering with this B-17 and learning about electric RC. The fine motor skills required have also been helping out with my recovery.

I'm hoping to hear from any of you out there...!
Posted by TomD_Cincy | Aug 04, 2019 @ 09:38 AM | 2,068 Views
I picked up a Z-50-EP second hand (actually more like 3rd or 4th hand) for my son and have been trying to track down information on the CG location.

It's this same plane as advertised in this post: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...in-Z-50-EP-ARF. I also found it here (though has been discontinued): https://www.nitroplanes.com/zlin-electric-rc-plane.html

One of the previous owners had hand written 9x6 prop and C/G 2.(something scratched out)". The guy I bought it from was not the one who wrote the CG information on the manual and unfortunately had not even flown the plane. He was not sure if the CG information is correct.

Given that it's a nice wood model, I want to verify the CG information before attempting to put it in the air. My son is just beginning to fly 3D aerobatic planes and we would like to avoid any surprising handling characteristics that might result in a useless pile of splinters at the conclusion of his first flight.

If anyone has any experience with this plane and knows where the CG should be located, we would greatly appreciate it if you could respond to this post.
Posted by alex_nikiforov | Aug 04, 2019 @ 12:05 AM | 3,182 Views
TOBYRICH TR1. Отличия от EV800D. Что выбрать? Banggood (8 min 32 sec)


Pros:
+ Quality and functionality of the popular EV800D
+ Low price
+ At the saved money you can buy high-quality antennas and power bank for TR1

Cons:
- Battery 3.7V 1200mAh, from a full charge it worked for about 30 minutes
- External power from the USB (5-15V)

Links:
TOBYRICH TR1
Eachine EV800D
URUAV PLA Spacer to Adjust Focus 15mm
Posted by old4570 | Aug 03, 2019 @ 09:17 PM | 3,085 Views
My condolences and sadness for the events in Texas !


Happenings !

A battery came in the post = GN3 2s 450mAh 80 - 160C ( Thats crazy discharge )
Obviously a hot little quad battery . But will fit in the Ezio 800 no problems .
CG looks to be about the same as with the larger battery I used in my 2nd flight . ( Usable CG for the experienced )
Still might need a little dead weight in the nose though for a good CG .


DLG Launch Setting ( Rudder / Elevator ) (2 min 49 sec)


Quick and dirty video on DLG launch settings ( Rudder / Elevator )

It's not hard ..
I just picked the easiest switch to use , and set it up as my launch switch .
When I launch , I just wait for the DLG to level out and hit the switch and thats it .
Ok , might take a few launches to get your offsets in the sweet spot . But once it's done !
Posted by Pappyjkns | Aug 03, 2019 @ 06:53 PM | 2,646 Views
Okay, this report is not exactly r/c related but it involves a lovely bi-plane. It just so happens to be a full sized one! : ) Anyone I know that loves r/c planes also enjoys articles involving the full sized models! So bear with me...

About the only advantage that I can think of when growing old is when you hit a milestone. If you are lucky, you might just reap a nice reward! Such was the case for me recently when I hit the ripe old age of 70! Holy smokes! When did that happen? I think like a 40 year old, but when I look in the mirror, I get wrenched quickly back into reality…oh ya….I am getting “long in the tooth!” Bummer!

As a birthday gift, my family all pitched in to purchase a 30 minute flight session in an old Boeing Stearman that flies out of The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in nearby Mount Hope, Ontario.

As you know this is an open cockpit design so it promises to be quite the experience. I have been waiting for warm weather as I figure it might be a tad cooler at altitude.

The date was booked and now all I needed was for the weather to co-operate! I woke up in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and it’s a regular monsoon going on outside!! I check the weather network and it shows a long line of storms going through the area but it should stop raining by 7:10 am. We leave the house at 10 am and head to the museum, about a 15 minute drive. As we approach the airport, the skies are dark and ominous with the cloud deck at 700’! Man, if you want the...Continue Reading
Posted by Bill M - RC | Aug 03, 2019 @ 04:03 PM | 3,359 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Emax Tinyhawk S review. This Tinyhawk S 75mm 1-2S Indoor Micro FPV Racing Drone w/F4 OSD with 25mW VTX 600TVL CMOS Camera BNF review includes unboxing, inspection, binding, betaflight, osd, fpv, Indoor race track & outdoor flight tests. Flight action starts at 20:35 .

Get this Emax Tinyhawk S 75mm 1-2S Indoor Micro FPV Racing Drone w/F4 OSD With 25mW VTX 600TVL CMOS Camera BNF – Black here now: http://bit.ly/2T1nfLn

*with free 4-blade propellers


Emax Tinyhawk S review - 75mm 1- 2s Micro FPV Racing Drone (36 min 28 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Aug 03, 2019 @ 08:18 AM | 4,525 Views
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3Km3IirnRA



Specification:
Brand name: LDARC
Item name: indoor flying gates
Size: 78*78*78cm
Weight:550G

Package included:
1x Indoor Flying Gate
6 X ACT22 Fixed Seat

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https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GmmGiiJNE1



Specification:
Brand name: LDARC
Item name: indoor flying gates+base
Gate Size: 78*78*78cm
Weight:1400G

Package included:
1x Indoor Flying Gate
6 X ACT22 Fixed Seat
4 X Base
1 Set of Mount Parts

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https://www.banggood.com/custlink/D3DDIZrQrK

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 03, 2019 @ 08:07 AM | 2,842 Views
DustOff #3 - Glue & Fly Series F22 Mini V2 - Back to the Original ESC ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPJMsHruBG0

This is just my 3rd flight of this Parkjet since completing my Line-Of-Sight Training.
I had forgotten how much fun this Parkjet is to fly ;-)
Let's blow some Dust Off!

The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Beginner to Intermediate.
Beginner setup is a 2S Power System with a 6x4 Prop.
Intermediate setup is a 3S Power System with a 6x3 Prop.
It's a great Trainer on a 2S Power System, Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

This was my Trainer Parkjet when I transitioned to Planes ;-)

If you would like a copy of the Plans & Associated Documents send an email to
[email protected]
In the Email Subject enter: GFS F22 Mini V2 Plans
I will get them to you as soon as I can.
You're going to love it ;-)


See you in the Air!

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

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups | Facebook

https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
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Posted by rsilk | Aug 03, 2019 @ 07:28 AM | 2,782 Views
I have been gradually adding various peripherals to the FC in preparation before installing in a model (TBD).
Adding the SiK radio allows me to easily edit parameters without using a computer. I use Qgroundcontrol on my Android phone.

N.B. Check the USB-OTG cable/connection to the ground station. For Android, I would recommend "Easy OTG Checker".

Wiring:
I made a cable connecting a 4 wire servo connector to a 6 pin DF13 (in my case a JST for the Hobbyking radios).

Red: 5v to 5v
Black: Ground to Ground
Yellow: R1 to radio TX
Green: T1 to radio RX

Parameters:
SERIAL1_BAUD 57
SERIAL1_PROTOCOL 1
Posted by Capt jk | Aug 03, 2019 @ 05:36 AM | 2,791 Views
The parts are starting to arrive. Haven't heard from anyone yet...
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Aug 03, 2019 @ 05:31 AM | 3,691 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Il a failli me mettre un vent !!! lol ... Je teste aujourd'hui l'avion VOLANTEX 767-2, le Ranger 750 . J'ai choisi la version RTF pour me mettre à la place d'un débutant qui n'aurait pas de radio ni d’expérience en pilotage d'avion . Après quelques décolla-Crashs, avec un vent beaucoup trop fort pour ce type d'engin, j'ai patienté au lendemain et enfin, j'ai pu prendre les airs, et mon pied ! Le mode stabilisé en vitesse 1 et 2 est parfait pour débuter et le prendre en main. Son switch, facile d'accès, pour passer de l'acro au mode stabilisé, permet de tenter des figures sans prendre trop de risques . Le mode RTH m'a surpris également, si vous perdez votre orientation, un clic et il revient dans votre direction . En bref, un petit engin résistant, simple à assembler et à prendre en main, pour découvrir les sensation de l'avion ou du planeur .

Volantex 767-2 Ranger 750 - Review Test Démo - Mode Acro, Stabilisé et RTH (36 min 24 sec)


NOTATAZ : 17.5/20 Pas mal du tout pour s'initier ...

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Résistant, Bonne autonomie, facile à assembler, Prise en main rapide, Acro et Stabilisé, RTH...
Les - : Attention au vent trop fort , Cockpit à sécuriser pour éviter qu'il s'éjecte en cas de crash, bien fixer la batterie pour les mêmes raisons .

- Si Vous voulez aider la chaîne avec un don : https://streamlabs.com/Tazkiller85

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