Posted by Carollee | Today @ 05:56 AM | 475 Views
Really love this engine. Hope there is a video for rc boat/ rc car by this engine.
Is there anyone like me who want to saw it?
Mini Gasoline Engine 2.6cc Water cooled (6 min 18 sec)

Posted by | Today @ 05:25 AM | 540 Views
The WL TOys 144001 is excellent value for money but there are a number of quirks, one of which is that the tyres are not especially grippy on much else than hard packed clay/dirt or carpet. I've found two sets of off-road tyres/wheels that are compatible with the 144001 in that they physically fit and just as importantly don't upset the gear ratio significantly. Here are my findings and more importantly recommendations:

Posted by TonyCams | Today @ 05:21 AM | 568 Views
SJCAM SJ10pro Action Review:

After playing around with my SJCAM SJ10 10 action for a few days, I really feel that this Native 4K Action camera is really give Gopro Hero 8 and DJI OSMO a run their money.

As a serious Gopro contender, SJ10 picks up much needed slack after the lackluster launch of the SJ9 Strike.

The first impression is this sports camera has a very sturdy frame. Made from Polycarbonate and reinforced fiberglass with a rubberized matte black finish, the SJ10 is sturdy and shock resistant.

the SJ10 Action weighs 85 grams. The camera is waterproof for up to 10 meters without a waterproof case. You can add a waterproof case and take the SJ10pro up to 30 meters below!

Are you into FPV aerial / drone photography? The SJ10 supports FPV using the remote shutter and FPV av-out cable.

Want to mount the SJ10 Pro onto your motorcycle and speak into the audio using a Mic?

Just mount the external Mic accessory and begin recording native [email protected] video and crystal clear audio!

The SJ10 pro supports Dashcam mode so this can be used as car DVR for safety / insurance purposes.

Without further ado, let's delve into the SJ10 Pro Native 4k action Camera features.

SJCAM SJ10pro Action Native 4K Features:

- Waterproof body up to 10 meters. Dive down to 30 meters with the SJ10 Pro Waterproof Case accessory

- Record up to Native 4k at 60 frames per second. 4k/60fps

- Live stream your videos to Instagram and Tiktok

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Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 02:09 AM | 803 Views
I really do like this little plane:
3rd Flight 3rd Crash 3rd Prop: HobbyKing MX2 3D EPP RC Plane (5 min 9 sec)

Posted by br14nh | Yesterday @ 11:22 PM | 1,127 Views
A mate of mine recently had a laptop battery which was swollen to about three times its size – I was concerned it might pop and I only had my Bat Safe box to put it, leaving my own RC LiPos out of a suitable home. (I have LiPo bags but I prefer more solid protection). I realised I needed better battery storage options but due to the pandemic, freight to Australia has been limited and I was unable to buy any more Bat Safes….. so I decided it was time to make my own. It ended up costing me more than the commercial ones probably would have but I’ve got a lot more storage capacity for the price and the satisfaction of having done it myself…

I made a toolbox “Dual charger” version and some single Ammo Box versions so I can charge and store separately. This should minimise loss of batteries if one should go up and try to take any others with it.

I took some inspiration from posts here and on the web, supplies are what I can get hold of here in Australia, you would probably need to re-work the design/s depending on what you can get hold of locally. The main aim was in the event of a battery fire, to minimise the temperature of the outer container as much as possible and provide effective venting with suitable non-flammable materials.

For venting, I found some Galvanised Brick vents that have their own mesh built in and are just the right depth for 13mm glass wool “blankets”, all I needed was to find a way to cover with some stainless mesh, and attach to lids of either the...Continue Reading
Posted by Kmot | Yesterday @ 08:16 PM | 1,319 Views
In 1974, I taught myself how to fly RC. I did not belong to a club, I did not know anyone else who was into flying RC. But I wanted to get started.

I purchased everything I needed from Hobby Shack. A little 1/2-A high wing trainer called Mini Star, by Pilot; a Cirrus 4-channel radio, Cox engine, fuel, epoxy, rubber bands, battery, starting clip, etc. The cost added up to $213.36 with the 6% local and state tax. I priced everything from a 1974 Hobby Shack catalog. With inflation, that would equal $1115.69 today! Can you imagine. It was an expensive thing to get started in RC back then, and you had to be serious about it.

Well, I don't recall exactly but I think my first 30 to 50 flights were very short and all ended up with some sort of crash damage. Mostly to the front of the plane. With epoxy, balsa, and whatever else I repaired it and tried another flight. By the time I completed a full flight, IE ran the Cox engine tank empty, and landed smoothly, the plane looked completely different in the front! And it weighed significantly more. But, it was a glorious day! I had graduated!

A few years ago, I was thinking that it would be cool to find one of those model airplanes, and have it hanging up in my hangar, just for old time sake and to remember the challenge and struggle it was. I found a Cirrus radio easily enough. But the Mini Star ARF eluded me. I did see the balsa kit version come up for sale occasionally, the 1/2-A Baby Star. But I wanted the same ARF,
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Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 07:55 PM | 1,319 Views
How-to configure OpenTx Flaperons, Reflex, Spoilerons, Knife Edge, and Differential Thrust - All in one video:

Mixing Reflex, Knife Edge, and Differential Thrust Radiomaster TX16s OpenTx Tutorial for Beginners (16 min 28 sec)

Posted by Peterf1961 | Yesterday @ 05:53 PM | 1,445 Views
Hello there, I’ve recently bought a new Horus X10S Express FROS ( Non-EU version)
and are having problems getting the telemetry set-up to work.
There doesn’t seem to any video’s anywhere on the www that can walk you through
exactly what’s required. ( unlike OpenTx )
I REALLY want to use FROS for my models.( gliders mainly)
To start with, I use the G-RX8 receivers ( apparently no compatibility issues with FROS
telemetry all good ) and are using ACCST protocol and set to D16.
Reading some information on RCgroups forums, the arrangement below works ,
I’ve tryed this but still not working.

Logic Switches
LS1 OP >, Telemetry, SRC 1 Spd-v, CONST, SRC2 some number. +00.5
LS2 OP <, Telemetry, SRC 1 Spd-v, CONST, SRC2 some number -00.5.

Special Function.
LSW1 PlayVario.
LSW2 PlayVario.

Also I’ve had NO luck in setting up to work RSSI and RXbattery ( voltage sensor plugged into Rx) If you can help me with what I might be missing in getting these important things working that would great and would REALLY appreciate the help.
I might able to Post a video as there MUST be many others that are also having similar problems.?
Any advice/suggestions/information would be great help.
Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 04:05 PM | 1,565 Views
This is my first Sundown flight with the E-flite Night Timber X. I also did my first knife edge ever too!

E-flite Night Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic RC Plane Sundown Flight (5 min 54 sec)

Posted by vienquach | Yesterday @ 03:46 PM | 1,580 Views
Life changed but this 20 year old hobby didn’t.
Posted by slopemeno | Yesterday @ 02:20 PM | 1,690 Views
Dedicated to my John Higgins Alias. It's now the oldest plane in the fleet. I need to wrap up the current repairs and get it back in the air.
Posted by marblekit | Yesterday @ 01:24 PM | 1,779 Views
Check out my review of the T-28 Mini. It flew surprisingly well in a lot of wind!
Eachine Mini T-28 Trojan RC Plane Review 🛩️ (16 min 33 sec)

Posted by dgfinch | Yesterday @ 11:27 AM | 2,079 Views

Powered by BadAss 3520-970Kv, 4S lipo, Master Air Screw 12x6x3 Prop

80A, 1181 watts, 64mph pitch speed, 143oz thrust

Combined two motors: 152 watts/lb, 1.15:1 Thrust Ratio

Just finished wiring on wing.
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 01:57 AM | 2,603 Views
In this video I'll show you how to automate data logging based on RSSI conditions with OpenTx equipped radios. Using this setup, your radio will begin capturing data when RF conditions deteriorate to a point you define. If a crash occurs, your radio will have log data you can utilize to figure out what happened and analyze the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Automated Blackbox RC Flight Data Recording - Radiomaster TX16s - OpenTx Tutorial for Beginners (21 min 58 sec)

Posted by Justwingit | Aug 08, 2020 @ 05:09 PM | 3,277 Views
Larry Staples' gorgeous BUSA Nieuport 17 flying at the SoCal Scale Squadron's Warbirds and Classics event a while back...
Balsa USA 1:3 Scale Nieuport 17 - FRIDAY FLASHBACK! SoCal Scale Squadron Warbirds and Classics, 2018 (6 min 47 sec)

Frank Kelley was stirring the sticks during this flight and did a fine job !

Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 08, 2020 @ 01:29 PM | 3,388 Views

Eachine Mini F4U Corsair RTF Warbird with Gyro - Review Part 3

Eachine Mini F4U Corsair

Eachine Mini T-28 Trojan

Eachine Mini Mustang P51D

Volantex Sport Cub 500

Banggood GCRC

Here is a link to the Video:

This is another Great Micro Warbird from Eachine and well worth the money in my opinion.
It is a bit Nose Heavy out of the box but .75g of Tail Weight and it balances perfectly.
I think this Plane is a bit faster than the P51D and not quite as stable due to the Gull Wings.
It has a very Wide Flight Envelope but flying too slow will cause a Wing to Dip.
I like the weight of the 1S 360mah LIPO rather than the 1S 400mah LIPO in this Plane.
I need a bit more Elevator and Rudder Movement so I'll adjust the Linkage and Test it out again.
Part 4 of this Review will be Testing the Adjustments and then I'll state my Conclusion on this Warbird ;-)

Here is a link to the Playlist for the Eachine Mini F4U Corsair:

Here is a link to the Playlist for the Volantex Sport cub 500:

Here is a link to the Playlist for the Eachine Mini P51D Mustang: Reading
Posted by vulturetec | Aug 08, 2020 @ 10:31 AM | 3,984 Views
Flight-Time logger Widget for OpenTX/Horus X10

This Horus X10/OpenTX widget is based on my Taranis flight-time logger, written to work under OpenTX 2.3.9 on the FrSky Horus X10/X10s as a full-size widget.

The widget keeps track of the number of flights and flight time on individual models. The logging data is stored in GVARs and therefore will remain intact as long as the GVARs 8 & 9 (on all flight modes) are not changed. The logger data can be backed up along with the model setup using companion.

When used with a variometer flights are automatically counted when the aircraft is above a specified height above the ground for specified length of time. The flight ends and the flight time calculated when the aircraft drops below that same height for another specified length of time. Alternatively a toggle switch can be used to manually start and stop flights (ie: a toggle used for normal flight-timers).

  • Originally written for use with OpenTX 2.3.9 on a FrSky Horus X10/X10s - it may work on other platforms but has not been tested.
  • v1.x is intended to be used only as a full-size widget with trims visible, running it in a smaller window may not work.
  • For fully automatic operation the script relies on telemetry data from a variometer (VARI-N, VARI-H, or G-RX6, G-RX8, etc) with the sensor's altitude reset before takeoff. In some situations the sensor calibration may cause it to immediately show very high readings at power-up, if that happens the
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