Posted by Gary Binnie | Aug 26, 2020 @ 12:46 PM | 2,003 Views
With the Cortina still hot from the covering iron and unflown I was thinking about the next project.

I have quite a few unbuilt kits squirelled away and the next build was going to be either a Multiplex Astra or Aeronaut A-10 but...!

Browsing the small ads recently I saw a glider kit in a very long box, could it be? Yep, a Multiplex Akro, completely untouched. A 240 mile round trip with a misbehaving car (limp mode) had it home, tired but very happy.

I've bought a lot of kits over the years and this one is a gem, completely untouched, no rust on the instruction staples/pages (dry storage), all bags sealed, wing foam beds taped, even the box is in good condition.

Although it is a collector's item I'm going to commit sacrilege and build it!

Gary
Posted by UpNup | Aug 26, 2020 @ 11:20 AM | 4,717 Views
Last week I joined the Fellowship of Christian Modelers. These guys are serious about their faith in Jesus as well as modeling. They do devotions at places like Joe Nall and other major events. I joined their prayer team. They participate in competitions, too.

There’s no fee, but if you make a $20 donation or more you can get a hat or t-shirt. Check them out!
Www.Fcmodelers.com
Posted by scousethief | Aug 26, 2020 @ 08:34 AM | 5,338 Views
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3KKRJOW4No RTF
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DDKyCl8lBb B'n'F (Heli only)



WIP , Arrived as i go to hospital so i will continue as best i can.......

Description:

Brand: Eachine
Item: E160
Product: RC Helicopter
Product size (CM): rotor diameter 305mm body length 305mm height 98mm
Flying weight: 156g (with battery)
Flight time: about 5 minutes
Charging time: 30-60 minutes
Remote control mode: 2.4G remote control
Remote control distance (m): 120 meters
Number of driving motors: main motor (brushless) 1308 tail motor (brushless) 1104
Battery details: 7.4V 600mAh 25C


Features:

The communication protocol is compatible with FUTABA S-FHSS, expandable satellite receiver, and supports DSMX DSM2 PPM S-SUS

1> Adopt all-metal CNC rotor head without aileron design, using aerodynamic principles to design blades to provide strong power and airframe self-stability
2> The new rotor clip linkage structure, the transmission efficiency is more accurate, with small clearance and flexible rotation, which is more conducive to the accuracy of flying feel.
3> Use 1308 external rotation brushless motor for more powerful power, 1104 tail brushless motor tail lock, 7.4v 600mah 25c large rate battery
4> 4.3g metal tooth high precision digital steering gear. Response speed 90 ° / 0.06ms
5> Set 3D6G system, one-button switch of remote control
6> The 3D mode uses a 3-axis gyroscope, which is responsive...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Aug 26, 2020 @ 05:03 AM | 5,935 Views
Yep Les Amis,
EACHINE frappe fort encore une fois !!! Après quelques jours de tests, je peux maintenant vous donner mon avis objectif sur les nouvelles lunettes Oleds EV300O de chez Eachine. Encore une fois, la petite marque qui grimpe, Eachine, nous sort un produit qui va faire mal à la concurrence ! Après le EV200D et les EV300D, qui déjà étaient imbattables niveau rapport qualité prix, les nouvelles lunettes FPV Oled vont aussi séduire beaucoup de pilotes. Non seulement la qualité de l'image est au rendez vous mais tout à été soigné sur ce nouveau cru !!! Le confort, l'ergonomie, les menus, les options, le DVR, la réception, les accessoires fournis... Bref, BRAVO EACHINE ! Mis à part un souci d'affichage en 16/9 qui doit être réglé par une mise à jour très rapidement, ces lunettes sont GENIALES ! à moins de 400€, les autre fabricants ont du pain sur la planche. Bon Film et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

Eachine EV300O Lunettes FPV OLED - Review Test Démo - Pas loin de la Perfection ! (28 min 57 sec)


NOTATAZ : 19/20 Difficile de faire mieux pour le prix !
Les plus : Y en a trop ! lol
Les moins : Petit défaut d'affichage en 16/9 (devrait être réglé rapidement selon Eachine)

- Eachine EV300O ( Coupon bGhOnEy10 ) : https://bit.ly/3hcNrh5
- Eachine EV300D ( Promo 252€ ) : https://bit.ly/3b1K6PJ
- RapidMix ( bientôt dispo ) : https://bit.ly/34yXKc4
Antennes :
- Antenne Circulaire Lumenier AXII 2 : https://bit.ly/2FZtw7O
- Antenne...Continue Reading
Posted by scruffy1 | Aug 26, 2020 @ 03:12 AM | 5,482 Views
a year ago i bought a 1m epp foam glider from banggood, with some bizarre fantasy that i could construct a very light weight dlg utilising the wing and a bit of reinforcement

it took a few months for the wing to adjust to reasonably straight under some well applied weights, and not much longer to appreciate that there was no way this wing would survive a hefty throw to get to any altitude worth gliding, without adding enough reinforcement that the weight would make it a poor glider, plus the airfoil is a bit thick at 13% for that purpose, but probably pretty acceptable for simply gliding slowly

i toyed with the idea of making a nerf slope soarer using all the bits, but the fin is still not straight after all this time, and i am not a great fan of slope stuff really

can it really be almost 4 years ago that i made the frankenplane ? i learned a lot from that project, but mostly that big and heavy gliding things thermal well once you get them a few hundred feet in the air to where the big lift is, but also that years of flying the binary has made me rather enjoy the hunt for really iffy lift low down, and catching the nascent boomer from near the ground

so, to get that opportunity with the wing, it would need to either bungee (not with that wing structure), or preferably get hoisted by a pretty tiny motor


my last project using the same running gear (but bigger servos) was the canary - but it was a bit like the frankenplane in that the weight made it climb...Continue Reading
Posted by alex_nikiforov | Aug 25, 2020 @ 11:03 PM | 5,532 Views
HGLRC M80 GPS Module and M81-5883 GPS Module QMC5883 Compass for FPV Racing Drone Compatibled With GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSS/SBAS/BDS

HGLRC GPS M80 & M81-5883. Настройка возврата домой в Betaflight 4.1.1. GPS Rescue. (19 min 24 sec)


Links:
HGLRC M80 GPS
HGLRC M81-5883 GPS
Posted by old4570 | Aug 25, 2020 @ 10:22 PM | 5,693 Views
XK A160 thrust test (0 min 42 sec)


Video = Simple thrust test !
Model weighs 172 grams RTF
Current = 4.3 amps
Prop was well balanced .

Binding to the KN protocol was easy .
Usually rates are on CH5 , but I see nothing with the Taranis .
CH8 is the gyro ..
I really hate the rudder mix being built into the control board .
The rudder on the XK A160 behaves too much like the rudder on the XK A600 ( PITA and cause of crashing )
I moved the control rod on the servo arm to the inner most hole to minimise rudder .
@ 172 grams RTF , we dont have 1:1 power to weight , falls a little short . Plenty for flying , but not that magic 1:1
4.3 amp current draw ? What is the ESC ? ( 6A? )
If the ESC is 6A then there is room for more prop to try for 1:1 or ever so slightly better power to weight .
Motor: 1406 brushless motor but we are not told the KV .
I would guess the KV might be on the lower side .

6G 3D >

Well , all throws are minimal except for the rudder ( more later ) in 6G mode .
In 3D mode the rudder and elevator dont change ( on my Taranis ) but you get massive amounts of Aileron .
I moved the control rod on the elevator to the middle hole for a little more throw . ( Plan to 50% expo it for the maiden )

Rudder > Unfortunately behaves like the XK A600 rudder . A very small touch on the gimbals can give you massive amounts of rudder . So if you play with the throttle a lot , you may accidentally rudder yourself into the ground !...Continue Reading
Posted by coriolan | Aug 25, 2020 @ 10:16 PM | 5,892 Views
Around the pole RC (3 min 4 sec)

Posted by Flashhobby Motor | Aug 25, 2020 @ 09:57 PM | 5,063 Views
Dear Sir and Madam,

I'd like to recommend our new products to you:
2207.5 stator size
NSK 684 Bearing
Over 1.9kg Pull with GF6045 Prop
0.15mm Silicon steel sheet from Kawasaki, Japan
with Axle bolt to fix the shaft

The below link is the feedback video from a customer.
FLASH HOBBY 2207 5 ARTHUR SERIES 1900KV (7 min 0 sec)


If you want to know more details for the motors, please feel free to contact me or go through the link: https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...6dfa71d24Xumgu
Posted by VicT | Aug 25, 2020 @ 09:41 PM | 5,957 Views
5 mm shaft
157 gms
900 KV
Wires state 3720 900
O.D. 37.2 mm
Stock ESC 45 amps, 12/8 prop, 3 S

Others have gone to a 60 amp ESC and 11/7 on 4S
Discussion / Posted by Flashhobby / Aug 25, 2020 @ 09:31 PM / 4,568 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
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Posted by jmxp69 | Aug 25, 2020 @ 09:19 PM | 4,107 Views
This is the http://rcvideoreviews.com first look at the ToolkitRC M8S multi-function charger:
ToolkitRC M8S 400w 18a Multi-function Charger Review (33 min 23 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Aug 25, 2020 @ 06:45 PM | 4,683 Views


Eachine Mini F4U Corsair RTF Warbird with Gyro - Elevator Adjustment Tutorial & Test Flight!

Eachine Mini F4U Corsair
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vvGhWygz68

Eachine Mini T-28 Trojan
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KGDYryhlrG

Eachine Mini Mustang P51D
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vvmDAdvdjk

Volantex Sport Cub 500
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DmGmUiY16o

RadioMaster TX16S Transmitter
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DvvycmfSMK

Banggood GCRC
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GmDmQ1nVkO

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UALWCurC8k

This is a Tutorial on how I modify and adjust the control linkages on these Micro Planes.
We will also perform the Test Flight to confirm this adjustment has given us more Elevator Authority.

Here is a link to the Playlist for the Eachine Mini F4U Corsair:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...r_ojxUtRojrGve

Here is a link to the Playlist for the Volantex Sport cub 500:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...khCQwKy5do3Bs8

Here is a link to the Playlist for the Eachine Mini P51D Mustang:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1gOQvKdyt4mn1s

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Spare Parts:

Eachine mini F4U RC Airplane Spare Part Propeller Full Set
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-min...47791920140372

Eachine mini F4U F22 P51 RC...Continue Reading
Posted by lawrence4 | Aug 25, 2020 @ 06:16 PM | 5,000 Views
Circle together (1 min 20 sec)


After few days of my PADCI 180 show of, second round plane appears.
Then Flight together for fun...
Posted by PittSpecial | Aug 25, 2020 @ 02:47 PM | 27,482 Views
Guys,

For those that remember Grand Wing Servo (GWS) RC Airplane Models!

Okay, it has been just too long (Almost 4 long years!) since I have flown! This model is 2004 vintage and given to me by a very close friend that left my area.

Got the GWS Beaver down from hanging and went through it and found a couple of items that needed attention.

1. Elevator Push Rod was discovered to be very thin and on UP Elevator commanding the wire was observed to bend something terrible.
2. Since I took OFF the wing assembly to obverse (item 1.), I noticed that the wing MID-SPAN JOINER lacked any glue.

I solved item (1.) by replacing the Elevator Push Rod with a thicker and yes, slightly heaver Elevator Push Rod that didn't deflect any!

Additionally, the Elevator Plastic Clevis is a threaded on the thicker Elevator Push Rod so, adjustment are easy and the use of Fuel Tubing was used to secure the Clevis into the Elevator horn.

I am very pleased that the Elevator now provides very good amount of UP Elevator and it is no wonder that I had to prepare before time for flair on final as the thinner (Former) Elevator push rod wire was bending something terrible.

I am excited to fly this model again!

I have ordered some new 2-Cell, 800mAH batteries, 35C for it and can't wait!
Posted by Mirec46x | Aug 25, 2020 @ 02:20 PM | 4,331 Views
I found this beautiful hidden spot accidentally, when I was driving back home from work. It is great place, you are there alone, no traffic or city noise, just sound of nature.
Next time I brought my drone and did some cruising flying through trees and up to the sky to see new horizons.
How do you like it?

Drone Spot #7: Playing with trees & great horizons #fpv #drone #fpvdrone (3 min 29 sec)

Posted by HOTMAILcity | Aug 25, 2020 @ 01:30 PM | 4,671 Views
These wonderful beings who outstripped all other races in THE QUEST OF KNOWLEDGE, and incidentally overlooked the need for SPIRITUAL ADVANCEMENT in themselves.

Lord Dowding, Lychgate

◄► Beyond The Pillars of BRIAREUS is situated (kui-land أرض القوي) , THE GREAT RULER OF THE EARTH .. .. Briareus = (kui قوي) = strong ..

James Churchward : The Great Ruler of the Earth ​, exists no longer, she was shaken up and down by earthquakes in various places. The land rolled like ocean swells.

Finally, the Pillars that supported her gave way. She then sank into a fiery abyss.

As the Great Ruler went down, flames from the fires of the underneath arose and enveloped her. The waters rolled in over her sunken form ..

Pillars (عماد) were supporting Mu, a lost continent in the Pacific Ocean? .. An absurd story, that is not based on facts! ..

However it must be admitted that the allegory is funny! .. Because Pillars allegorize Haughtiness (الطول) stemming from (improper pride) owing to (Arrogance and Aufgeblasenheit) ..

Vgl. mit. Hrothgar's Hall and Iram of the Pillars ..

◄► (pacific) meaning (peaceful) suggest an allegory with the saying : (where early mankind dwelt for ages in peace and happiness) - Ignatius Donnelly ..

Unlike other nations, Atlantis brought the benefits of civilization to other nations by...Continue Reading