Posted by Raymond-leflyr | Dec 07, 2019 @ 12:16 AM | 4,625 Views
I'm gonna write this here for two reasons; one is that I feel it is safe for me to write this here on a RCG blog since I don't expect too many people (if any) to see this and two, that means I won't get people fussing at me for having an opinion. But it makes me feel better to get things like this out of my system and if I send this to people I know or put it in our club"s newsletter, I might hurts someones feelings or make someone angry. This way I am pretty much anonymous.

I am not a big fan of SAFE. I keep seeing bad things happen to airplanes when the pilot can't exercise enough control to correct a problem. Yes, I know that one can flip a switch and change the setting, but pretty much new pilots in a panic mode don't think of that - let alone remember where the right switch is. Guys at my club have flown into trees and behind the pits when they can't make a sharp enough turn. The other thing is that when a person "masters" his $300 trainer and advances to a more challenging model that isn't equipped with gyros guess what happens. It just makes you sick to see nice World War II ARFs snap on takeoff.

On a positive note; I love my little UMX ARFs. I think it is a mark of our technological progress that someone figured out how to get gyros in those tiny receiver/servo bricks. And I'm betting that they wouldn't sell near as many without gyros. Heavy sigh.

Finally, has anyone beside me found it hard to find the old "bricks" for little scratch indoor projects?

P.S. I have been an active flyer and AMA member since the mid 70s and the good ole days were great, but today's models and systems are better - although I do miss having a winter building project(s).
Posted by old4570 | Dec 06, 2019 @ 10:06 PM | 4,599 Views
Making some progress !
FPV camera has been located , gyro is double sided taped in place .
Servos are in ( but not glued ) ,

Whats needed is the ESC and Rx to be soldered .. Then I can start fine tuning , some gluing and test glides .
Also need a patch lead for the FPV ( power )

Looks like this is going to happen !

As pictured - Weight is 101 grams ...
Posted by Warbirds65 | Dec 06, 2019 @ 08:36 PM | 3,607 Views
Removed some old monokote covering from this plan and recovering with Oratex I picked up from Balsa USA. The reasons for removing the old covering, I had some minor wing damage from handling the plane and picking up the wings, and the covering would tighten up any more like it use to. So I decided to just recover the whole plane. I am going back with the same color scheme as was on it going to add some other graphics. I have been researching the internet and looking at RC Decals for ideas. The whole plane is white including the top of the wings the bottom of the wings are yellow on the left and orange on the right wing. The elevator and rudder are going to covered in a yellow and black checkered pattern like the old P-47 that use to be sold by Top Flight .

The body of the plan is 48 inches and the wings are 64 inches and it is a profile plane, I am not sure of the manufacture I did purchase this plane from a gentleman on this site 10 years ago. So when I made the decision to redo the covering it was a tuff one for multiple reasons. 1 I have never recovered a whole plane before, 2 If I [email protected]#$ it up I might lose a plane I really enjoy flying. If anyone reads this and thinks they can ID the plane that would be helpful.
Posted by UpNup | Dec 06, 2019 @ 08:12 PM | 4,448 Views
This is my second build with Monokote. My P-51B uses 2 rolls of Olive Drab, 1 roll Gray, and some White. I thought about painting white, but was satisfied with white.

Monokote tips: Set your iron as hot as it’ll go. Tack down the edges and get it fairly smooth. Then stretch the middle carefully with a heat gun on low. Start on the bottom and move from back of plane forward. (Tail feathers first.) Monokote is very forgiving and you can re-stretch at least once.

Large patches and overlays should be applied with fully wetting the adhesive side with Windex with ammonia. Squeegee for bubbles. After drying for a day, set your iron in the middle heat and slowly go over the film. It should seal. I’ve never had to use any edge sealer using this method.

Update: The day after posting this blog, I learned that Monokote makes a FLAT olive drab! Now, I bought not one, but two rolls from my LHS and he mentioned nothing about a flat finish version. And at least online it looks to be a lighter color that what I’m stuck with. Beware your LHS I guess is today’s lesson! (But if you’re weathering and wet sanding it doesn’t matter as much.)
Posted by jetpilotrich | Dec 06, 2019 @ 08:00 PM | 5,361 Views
This is one of the greatest and most fun planes to fly I have flown in a while!!!

FMS RANGER 1800MM Maiden Flight Demo and Review By: RCINFORMER (26 min 40 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Dec 06, 2019 @ 06:24 PM | 7,887 Views
This is actually a very nice little quad that is docile on 2s and really well done for 3s/4s also a
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Posted by Reckless_fpv | Dec 06, 2019 @ 05:16 PM | 3,544 Views
Quick yeet! 🔥
Abominable FPV Freestyle (3 min 55 sec)

Posted by bill_delong | Dec 06, 2019 @ 03:29 PM | 5,192 Views
I saw someone recently ask the question, what parts are needed to convert an SCT410.3 into a MT410 and for how much?

Having an SCT410.1 myself, I have been tinkering with the idea of doing the conversion as well, so let's take a look and see what it will take. Note that I have not made the conversion myself, this is just a guess of what I think will be required based on cross referencing parts off the product pages:

$15 - TKR5424 – Turnbuckle (steering links, 2pcs, MT410)
$15 - TKR5194 – Spindle Carriers (trailing, 15 degree, L/R, EB/NB/ET/NT)
$14 - TKR5193 – Spindles (trailing, L/R, requires TKR5194, EB/NB/ET/NT48, EB/NB.3)
$12 - TKR5199 – Rear Hubs (L/R, CV or uni, EB/NB/ET/NT48, EB/NB.3)
$5 - TKR6145 – Shock Boots (for 137mm shocks, 2pcs)
$60 - 2 x TKR5472 – Driveshafts (front/rear, hardened steel, 2pcs, ET48, NT48)
$12 - TKR6061 – Shock Shafts (for 137mm shocks, steel, 2pcs)
$30 - 2 x TKR5451 – Turnbuckle (camber link, front, 2pcs, ET48, NT48)
$30 - TKR6060 – Shock Body (for 137mm shocks, aluminum, hard anodized, 2pcs)
$12 - TKR6081 – Shock Spring Set (rear, 1.6×10.0T, 90mm, green, 4.20 lb/in)
$18 - TKR5436 – Suspension Arms (front, 2pcs, ET48, NT48)
$18 - TKR5430 – Suspension Arms (rear, 2pcs, ET48, NT48)
$30 - TKR5071C – Wheel Hubs (17mm, lightened, aluminum, gun metal ano, 2mm offset, w/pins, 2pcs)
$15 - TKR5116 – Wheel Nuts (17mm, serrated, gun metal anodized, M12x1.0, 4pcs)
$40 - 2 x TKR5070 – Stub Axles (hardened steel, 2pcs)
$12 - TKR5055A – Arm Bushing (aluminum, hard anodized, 4pcs)
$12 - TKR5054A – Spindle Bushings (aluminum, hard anodized, 4pcs)
$35 - TKR5029 – Shock Tower (rear, 7075 CNC, gun metal anodized)
$35 - TKR5028 – Shock Tower (front, 7075 CNC, gun metal anodized)
$14 - TKR40007K – Battery Straps (black, 4-6 cell)

Total = $436

New MT410 Kit = $450

Here's an alternative:

Tekno Custom SCT410.3 Mini MT410 Run VIdeo #3 (16 min 16 sec)

Posted by SKnackert | Dec 06, 2019 @ 11:04 AM | 3,269 Views
Hi All,
I am looking for Multiplex Stunt Master.
I have new batteries but no plane to use them with.
Posted by TinkleWid | Dec 06, 2019 @ 06:20 AM | 4,012 Views
"Dreaming of an Infinite Decaying Reality"
Created just before the sudden global pandemic this video is a timely reminder that when our reality is shattered there is always a "new" reality which has always been there.

Long live the new reality......

Inspired by Sam Kolder's latest drone video (thank you). First time creating Adobe masks with not a lot of flight footage due to the bad weather (flooding and storms); 8 lipos/1 location/ 1 long phone call from my mum 😊 Had lots of fun making this and went for a fpv freestyle drone video cinematic feel at 24FPS. Hope to make another video if we get another dry day in the UK this year! Edit: This was written before the Covid 19 (Coronavirus) outbreak 😞

Equipment Used:

Armattan Gecko 3 INCH fpv drone:
Caddx Ratel Starlight Camera:
Caddx Turtle v2:
Receiver to replace bulky HGLRC TX20 VTX:
NEW Lumenier AXII Long Range:
Gemfan 3052
XM+ :
VRD2 Pro Goggles:
Brotherhobby Tornado T1 1407 4100KV https://www....Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Dec 06, 2019 @ 04:15 AM | 3,973 Views
Bush league to assemble , glue !
Foam is soft and can warp when gluing in the spars , put it down on a flat surface .

As pictured = Foam bits glued together / no hardware !

Weight is right on the nose of 60 grams .

So the plan still remains to make this FPV ..

Motor will be the 1306 ( This one )

240 + grams of thrust on a 5x3 is plenty overkill . ( 2s )

CG is slightly rearward as is at the moment .. I will wait for the glue to dry and then try locating the CG with some weights before I start bolting on hardware .
Posted by sniperxnl | Dec 06, 2019 @ 03:53 AM | 3,501 Views
I want to show you guys that i make now nice big longrange packs for all kind of planes and quads
I already made for some people

see the pics from the builds from last weeks

If you want a pack, just send me a pm or email to [email protected] with your quastions
Posted by Nick Akerson | Dec 06, 2019 @ 01:48 AM | 3,377 Views
We know that drones can achieve military exploration, long-range strikes, intelligence gathering, etc., and what role do they have in the civilian field? First of all, we must know that drones are a relatively broad concept, not just limited to drones. There are also self-driving cars. Since drones are so large in large fields, what kind of benefits can drones bring to us in the civilian field? Let me introduce them to you below.


In agriculture, drones can observe crop growth and harvest, spray pesticides, fertilize, and plant seeds. For animal husbandry, agricultural drones can also be used to monitor animals and collect animal data.

Construction company

In terms of construction, inspection drones can realize project monitoring and supervision, and can at a glance understand the progress of the project, just like a contractor, maybe the future drones can also replace the workers to achieve engineering construction.

Express industry

In the express delivery industry, express drones can already be delivered to your door. Although the current drone's load capacity is not strong, express drones are still a very promising application, especially in those areas with inconvenient traffic or dangerous areas such as mountainous areas. .

Environmental aspect

Drones can be used to monitor the ecological environment, and can also monitor animals without disturbing them, and contribute to the protection of nature.

Internet media

In the past,...Continue Reading
Posted by alex_nikiforov | Dec 05, 2019 @ 11:58 PM | 4,657 Views
Foxeer Falkor 2 1200TVL FPV Camera 2.1mm Global WDR Freestyle Long Range for FPV Racing RC Drone

Foxeer Falkor 2. Максимальная детализация. (8 min 43 sec)

Link: Foxeer Falkor 2
Posted by old4570 | Dec 05, 2019 @ 10:53 PM | 3,379 Views
Some stuff came this week ..
Eachine Tx06 FPV cam / tx
Nx3 Gyro flight stability ...

All should be relatively light ,
I might go with that 800mm Wing .. The Bee 590 looks like it will get crowded really quickly .

Swallow 800mm Wing ..
Pictured = glue drying ...
Wow this wing warps easy ( soft foam ) , hopefully those flashlights will help it dry straight .. ( I hope )
Posted by phyngineer | Dec 05, 2019 @ 10:33 PM | 2,593 Views
 Surveying and mapping drones are now used in many areas of work. We can see that people have developed a variety of different functions in urban management, and also brought everyone to the construction and management of the city. A new way, let's take a look at a few main scenarios of drone applications.

I. 3D modeling

Mapping and modeling are the strengths of drones. Through fast and detailed multi-angle mapping, people can effectively help people quickly model cities in three dimensions, which can effectively help cities to effectively manage all aspects of the city. , And can also achieve very high accuracy, ensuring that 3D modeling is accurate and comprehensive, and no low-level errors occur.

 2. Traffic Management

The mapping drone can also play a strong role in urban traffic management. We can see that because the drone travels in the air, it can reach the scene more quickly when there are some traffic jams and inconveniences. For on-site scanning and image transmission, you can also use the drone's communication function to better guide on-site personnel to perform correct operations, so that traffic management issues can also be greatly assisted.
Project Construction
Now in engineering construction, you can also see the mapping of drones. Because drones have now universally used digital surveying and mapping technology, which has overcome many traditional problems, it can now also be powerful in engineering construction. The practicality of the project can provide effective data help for the perspective of the project and the construction situation so that everyone can have a better experience in these aspects.
Posted by BDOG1 | Dec 05, 2019 @ 09:38 PM | 3,675 Views
Wind again from the right direction
forecast called for 15/16 mph and ramping down
When I got to the top at 2:30 I found steady 28 with pulsing sustained gust in the mid 30's
If I had know I would have brought heavier ships..
I flew my 30"12 oz Sizzle for 45 minutes - a amazing little wing ! see { }
I had snow squalls blowing over that limited visibility ,really had to concentrate to keep it in site and not get blown over the back
Next I put my Parkzone Ka -8 up , the wind had subsided to the mid to high 20's most of the time ,blasted around with it for the next 45 or so minutes
When it started to get dark I landed and headed home - a Great way to end the day
Posted by Reckless_fpv | Dec 05, 2019 @ 08:35 PM | 2,767 Views
Posted by jmxp69 | Dec 05, 2019 @ 10:51 AM | 3,240 Views
If you're in need of a LiPo cell balance checker, balancer, and USB charger: This little iSDT BattGo is worth a look. It's not cheap but it is effective and performs as expected.

iSDT Balancer and Charger Reviewed (10 min 52 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 05, 2019 @ 10:28 AM | 3,340 Views

Review Flight #3 Manual Mode - Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF

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Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF

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It's made of EPP Foam which should make it very durable.

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