Posted by parkavenue | Today @ 10:11 AM | 357 Views
Battery log photo for classified listing.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 09:12 AM | 387 Views

Glue & Fly™ Series F-22 Raptor Mini V3 560mm Warbird - DustOff Flights #13 & #14! Slow Maneuvers!

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Over 200 Flights on this Parkjet!

Banggood GCRC

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Racerstar SIC 2207 1888KV 2388KV 2688KV Brushless Motor - 2688KV

Favourite FVT Swallow Series 30A 2-4S Brushless ESC With 5V 3A BEC For RC Airplane

5PCS KMP Propeller 6X3E High Efficiency Propeller

GOTECK GS-9018C Brush Micro Servo 9g

Gaoneng GNB 11.1V 1300mAh 3S 40C XT60 Plug Lipo Battery for FPV RC Drone

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Posted by Angry Don | Today @ 12:58 AM | 885 Views
Happymodel ELRS 2.4G module and RXs are on preorder at Makerfire 👌

Still 5% more saving with my coupon "AngryDonFPV"

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Posted by 1To8RRGuy | Yesterday @ 06:52 PM | 1,281 Views
Hi folks, I am new to the RC world and I don't know anything about controlling aircraft, cars, or boats. I'm interested because I belong to a group of railroad modelers, but not the usual kind that you can pick up in your hands. We build and operate 1:8 trains. That is they are about 1/8th the size of prototype equipment. Ours are big enough to actually ride on, but slightly smaller than the park railroad size. The distance between our rails is 7.5". Standard gauge in the US is 4 feet, 8.5 inches.

To give you a better idea of our engines, I operate a relatively small engine that weighs about 200 pounds with batteries installed. It is about 2 feet long and about 15 inches wide. I don't actually sit atop my engine, but ride in a chair on a flat car pulled behind the engine. Our trains can be as few as 2-3 cars and I've seen some trains that contain 15 or more passenger cars that can each carry several passengers. These guys have very large (compared to my little switcher) gasoline or steam engines.

My interest in the RC Group is to learn more about hand held controllers. Many of us control our engines (speed, direction, sounds, lights, &tc.) with hand helds. Some of us are looking at the Dumbo x6 transmit and receiver. So, I'm looking for some help just past the part where I've figured out how to install the receiver on my engine and have basically set up the transmitter.

Do you think I'm in the right place?
Posted by Badger | Yesterday @ 03:18 PM | 1,498 Views
Model #1552 from Vladimir
Glass F3J wing, KST135MG ailerons, KST125MG Flaps, mounted in plywood frames.
Built up tail with V-mount stab.
MKS HV6100 servos in the tail.
Jeti Spin 80 ESC with BEC
Leomotion 3013-5000 with 6.7 gearbox
13X7 prop pulls 200W on 3S lipo, 15X8 pulls 360W on 3S lipo
Weight 63 oz (1790g) RTF with 850 3S lipo.
2 flights for trimming.
3 sets of tip joiners - 5, 2.5, 0 degrees
Posted by CrackerBox2020 | Yesterday @ 02:45 PM | 1,519 Views
Lesson learned!

Trying to get the fuel line on the carb's barbed fitting is not something to try to do after it is installed into the boat.
Not enough room and it takes a lot of effort to slide it on. See orange fuel line in pic.

So had to pull the carb, brace the little fitting on the work bench, put some 2stoke oil on, and push hard.
Reinstall the carb and torque it down.

Anyway, lines all routed and clamped in place. Nice and tidy.

Figured out the throttle issue.
Had to move the servo end out one hole on the arm, and the throttle end in one hole.
Throws from fully closed (idle) to WFO!

Weather is supposed to be nice this week 70*, I can finally wet sand and clear coat!

Hope to get her wet by next month!
Posted by ARGliding | Yesterday @ 08:18 AM | 1,975 Views
A little backyard fun.......

Re Maiden GSD (6 min 45 sec)

GSD 2nd Flight Crash (3 min 35 sec)
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Posted by gambok | Yesterday @ 03:48 AM | 2,302 Views
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Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 02:14 AM | 2,482 Views
After the 13 mile fiasco, some documentation of tire compression with a typical payload. It clearly is a matter of traction vs stiffness. The flat treads need a lot more material to be as hard as the curved treads, but are necessary for any traction.

A tire with a slightly curved tread didn't get any stiffer. Changing the number & straightness of the spokes didn't make a significant difference. Putting the extra spoke material into more tread thickness might make it stiffer. Printing spoked tires with .4mm layers takes only 2.5 hours.

There is a new honeycomb design with a flat tread & integrated motor mount, but it takes 10 hours & the lion kingdom is low on filament again.
Posted by GEMFAN ts | Yesterday @ 02:06 AM | 2,615 Views
Gemfan Cinelifter 7035-3
Material:Reinforced PC
Drone: Cinelifter & Freestyle
Durable enough, amazing response and smoother!

Gemfan LR 7035-2
Drone: Longrange
Better efficiency for long range
Posted by icarus the 2nd | Yesterday @ 02:05 AM | 2,470 Views
At the end of March 2021 I finally received my long awaited FMS Rafale

Here's my first Rafale vid showing that the plane is perfectly capable to take off from a rather shot grass field that doesn't resemble a golf court.

FMS Rafale: world's first vid on a grass runway (4 min 12 sec)

I'll share my mods and more info in the next posts!
Posted by Markphipps | Apr 12, 2021 @ 05:41 PM | 3,093 Views
Here are some pictures of my new Parkzone P51.
Posted by Cabledawg1 | Apr 12, 2021 @ 02:21 PM | 3,320 Views
Shipped Losi 1/14 Mini Desert truck to Rick in Montgomery IL
Posted by JohnVH | Apr 12, 2021 @ 01:27 PM | 3,507 Views
wrung it out with no gear this time, getting the elevator trimmed out

PERFORMANCE WRING OUT! UMX A-10 Thunderbolt II 30mm EDF with AS3X and SAFE Select (6 min 30 sec)

Posted by GRW3 | Apr 12, 2021 @ 01:12 PM | 3,411 Views
I see routing suggestions on RCG and FB that real model pilots don't need autopilots or gyros. While I think a lot of models can be flown without them, I don't see a problem with using them. AS3X provides gyro functions but it is not an autopilot. I think of it as being a simulation of actual pilot actions in an aircraft. If you watch some videos of pilots (check out the YouTube videos of Trent Palmer or Juan Browne's Blancolirio channel) you will see the pilots make continuous inputs to the controls. While it's been a long time since I have acted as PIC, I do remember that as you learn to fly and gain experience, you do just start responding to the effects of he atmosphere on the airplane automatically. That's what AS3X does, it replaces you subconscious actions since your are not in the plane to act.
Posted by UpNup | Apr 12, 2021 @ 01:08 PM | 3,431 Views
My Airfield Tempest 800mm (31”) Warbird would just never fly right. It only had one battery and a dedicated Tx that took 8 AA batteries. When it did a destructive nose dive it had enough cracks and bent motor shaft that I was done with it.

The electronics came out easily enough. It was like stripping out the nervous system of some kind of dead robot. The control rods were very long and thin. The ESC was more like a motherboard. However I was impressed with the multiple inputs on the receiver and the string servers.
Posted by GonzoBorinquen | Apr 12, 2021 @ 08:36 AM | 3,844 Views
"Chona" is a Ziroli 100" A1 Skyraider scale model. The Ziroli kit was built by Ramon Medina, one of the best model builders in Puerto Rico. The model was built around 2015. Since Ramon built it, I shared with him that if he ever sold it, I would be the 1st in line. I purchased the model in 2017, some months before Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico.

Ramon is not a fan of installing any external payload in his models. Even thou he had made the payload pylons and missiles for the A1 Skyraider to carry, he never installed them. This is one of the things I added to the model. I added the payload pylons and installed E-flite payload releases. I made 2 droppable Napalm bombs for those two pylons. I also finished and installed the missiles and rocket tubes in the remaining wing pylons.

In 2017 I gave the Skyraider my maiden flight, (it had been flown multiple times before by Ramon). The model flew perfectly. I did experience scary moments when prior to the 1st landing, the main landings didn't fully extend themselves. Ramon, who was standing right next to me, told me that this was normal. Ramon explained that the landing gears and big 5.5" wheels created such drag with the airflow that the gear would not fully extend itself unless you slow the model significantly. Taking this measure, the retracts would be able to win over the airflow and fully extend themselves. This really gave a goosy feeling since I was not going fast when I attempted to extend the...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 12, 2021 @ 08:06 AM | 3,805 Views

Dancing Wings Hobby PITTS 450mm Aerobatic Brushless Micro Biplane BNF Kit - Review Part 4 Re-Maiden!

Get One Here: DWH Pitts 450mm Wingspan Aerobatic Biplane

RadioMaster TX16S Multi-Protocol OpenTX Transmitter

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This Plane is Courtesy of Banggood, I want to than Banggood for sending this Plane for Review ;-)

I installed Carbon Spars on the Lower Ailerons, much improved, and added approx. 1.5 degrees of Right Angle in the Motor to counter Torque.
If the Weather holds I'll be Launching it again this Morning 😉
Fingers Crossed!

2 Pairs HQprop Durable T5X3 5 Inch 5030 Propeller

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