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Posted by VicT | Today @ 01:17 AM | 15 Views
The purpose of separating the Cirrus ailerons is for spoilerons and flaperons. Inboard flaps can be lowered 4-5 degrees and each aileron can be lowered 4-5 degrees so the whole trailing edge can be cambered into a thermal airfoil section. Moving the D switch from this position 1 to 2 will put the inboard flaps max down and both ailerons reflex max up for spoilerons. The 0 position has matching ailerons and flaps in the neutral camber position.

The stock ailerons are connected to ch 2 with a Y cable. The left aileron Y is connected to the left white fuselage fixture (lff). This middle plug in the fixture must be removed and replaced with a single cable that will be connected to ch 6/left aileron channel or LAL. Use a small Phillips head screwdriver to remove the 2 screws holding the lff to the fuselage. Then remove the 3 screws securing the 3 black male connectors but before doing this put Sharpie pen marks on the forward and aft plugs since they are the flap and light connectors. The middle connector will be removed and taped over to prevent it from being accidentally used.
Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 12:19 AM | 48 Views
This is my Unboxing and Review for the new E-flite Night Radian RC Glider. It has Flite Test stickers and is a 2M Glow In The Dark Powered Sailplane.

In the video I unboxing it, go over the parts and pieces, show you what it looks like after assembly, provide a light demonstration, discuss the radio setup, and provide my review notes at the end.

E-flite Night Radian RC Glider - Flite Test 2M Glow In The Dark Powered Sailplane Unboxing & Review (17 min 5 sec)

These are my review notes:

- It is a big E-flite Radian Powered Glider
- The motor is a 3S brushless motor
- Not only does this comes with lights installed, but they offer a ton of variety
- This is definitely something you can add an FPV camera to for more fun
- If you're a Flite Test fan, this plane is for you with the stickers and such
- The radio setup is easy like most Horizon Hobby products
- It comes with the option of using SAFE Select
- AS3X is nice when you have SAFE Select turned off

- The tape provided to hold the horizontal stabilizer is unacceptable. Use quality shipping tape instead.
- Wires that connect the horizontal stab to the fuse are a free floating afterthought.
- The Servo tape that covers the wing lights underneath the main wing started to roll up after the first wing installation.
- The LED wing wires are going to be a hassle every time this plane is flown because they are about an inch and a half too short. To help with this, I added some servo connector extensions. I highly recommend this!
Posted by Sunny Gao | Yesterday @ 09:25 PM | 103 Views
Dear All,

Thanks for all FXT customer, now our FPV goggle viper version 2.0 attend one Lightning Deals promotion, just valid for 6 hours.
Discount time: Oct 18th, 2018 5:40 PM -Oct 18th, 2018 11:40 PM
Original price: $179, discount price: $152.15, 15% off.
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Posted by Absaroka | Yesterday @ 08:47 PM | 100 Views
Maiden went well--think FMS has a winner.
Posted by fastmax | Yesterday @ 04:49 PM | 199 Views
HTRC H4AC Duo 2s-4s Dual Output LiPo Balance Charger Review

Are you looking for an affordable, compact, and easy to use LiPo balance charger, capable of charging two batteries at once? If so then this little H4AC might be just what you want.

This charger is about as easy to use as they come. Simply plug a battery into channel 1, or channel 2, or both, plug your balance connector into the appropriate port, and hit the start button. The charger will then begin charging your battery, or batteries, and the display will show the voltage of each individual cell being charged. It's as simple as that.

Each channel has a fixed output of 2A, so the charger is best suited for 1100-2400mah 2s-4s batteries. I have used it several times now on my Tattu 75c 1050mah 4s batteries, and it has been working flawlessly. Cells have been consistently finishing within .01v of each other on the chargers display, as well as when I use my cell checker/balancer which has always been accurate for me.

The fact that this little guy has a built in power supply makes it perfect for those that don't already own a 12v DC power supply. It is also quite small, so it takes up very little desktop, or bench space, and is super easy to travel with. You can see in the picture below just how small it is next to one of my 65mm Tiny Whoop Drones. Priced under $30 and Amazon Prime eligible, this is an excellent option for anyone on a tight budget, or as a backup/travel charger.

Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have. Happy RC'ing!!
Posted by hiplainsdrifter | Yesterday @ 02:23 PM | 247 Views
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 11:24 AM | 338 Views
Tiny Whoop Unintended Durability Test- Session 1

Here is a link to the Video:

Well, flying inside is a place that is obstacle rich!
Trying to increase my speed and aggressiveness was not always in my favor ;-)
I give you my Tiny Whoop Unintended Durability Test Session 1 - It passed the test ;-)

See Session 2 on our Patreon Site:

Here are links to all Tiny Whoop, Upgrade Components, etc:

Eachine E011 Mini 2.4G Headless Mode With 60000RPM 716 Coreless Motor Toy Brick RC Drone Quadcopter

Upgrade Props: 20PCS KINGKONG/LDARC 31mm 3-Blade Propellers Sets

Upgrade Motors: 4x CM-03 716 Insane 19000KV Coreless Brushed Motor B03 pro upgrade e011 7mm motor

Eachine Beecore V1 F3_EVO_Brushed ACRO Flight Control Board

Eachine Beecore V2 F3_EVO_Brushed ACRO Flight Control Board

Eachine E011 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts Lower Body Shell E011-07

4Pcs Eachine E011 Eachine E011C RC Quadcopter Spare Parts Propeller Blade CW CCW E011-06

5PCS Eachine E010 E010C E011 E011C E013 3.7V 260MAH 45C Lipo Battery USB Charger Sets

CM275T 5.8G 25mW 48CH NTSC/PAL Mini VTX 600TVL FPV Camera for DIY Micro FPV Racer

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

Happy Flying!

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Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 10:29 AM | 330 Views
On my last flight I found the throttle setting where level flight (SAFE On) exists with full landing flaps. You read on the top line of your DX TX display. My setting is 46 percent. After landing I opened up the throttle curve program and turned it On and set point 3 at 46 percent. Then I set point 2 a little below at 41 and point 4 at 54 percent. This gives a flatter throttle slope to allow fine tuning when I turn onto base and final approach. Now I can reduce throttle to a nice glide slope setting and just use rudder to maintain localizer/azimuth/runway centerline. It’s no Cat 3 but much better than prehistoric RC flying.
Posted by TMac54 | Yesterday @ 07:30 AM | 408 Views
In my last post I mentioned my interest in building a Micro 2.5 inch quad primarily 2S (meeting MultiGP MIcro class specifications) with some 3S.
Below is a video of how I went about choosing each of the components to include the options i was looking at. It includes the parameters for each component I think are important, options for each component, components specifications compared side-by-side with each other and my choice for each component. This stuff may help out others fairly new to builds also.
Micro FPV 2.5 Inch Drone Build (19 min 54 sec)

Posted by eldorado1956 | Yesterday @ 07:29 AM | 424 Views
This is the second attempt to build these engines , Gave up twice and finally gathered enough info to make all the parts and cast the molds. I finally made enough parts to make about five engines...Continue Reading
Posted by mperaltaoz | Yesterday @ 07:00 AM | 413 Views
After losing my other spitty to an electronics failure, I bit the bullet and built another one immediately after
This one has a few mods that made it better than her deceased sibling...
- Shorter and lighter tail for a better CG location without the need of ballast
- Much better retract mounts and wing doublers for reinforcing the mount area
- Better colour contrast for camouflage paint finish

Maiden was a huge success and I've been flying it regularly since then.
Awesome plane!

Spitfire Mk IX V2 scratch build (3 min 8 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Yesterday @ 06:17 AM | 452 Views

PRE-ORDER has begun , i WILL be reviewing this as soon as it arrives

ZOHD Dart XL Extreme FPV Aircraft RC Airplane PNP

Brand Name: ZOHD
Item Name: ZOHD Dart XL “Extreme”


At ZOHD we take very seriously the feedback from our fans and friends around the world. Dart XL Extreme was the answer from the company to all of those pilots who loved their ZOHD Dart but wanted something bigger.

Instead of going the easy way and just scale up our highly acclaimed Dart, we raised the bar for ourselves even higher: Let’s create the best swept-forward FPV wing ever made, and let’s do it right now!

Featuring and incredible set of high quality and ORIGINAL innovations, we intended to give you the ultimate FPV wing for mid and long range. Performance and portability where always on the table, but we didn’t stop there: without cutting any corners we went straight on for environmentally friendly materials 100% biodegradable, metal gear servos, high quality power plant, protection for leading edges and skids, vortex generators, revolutionary multi-cam hard nose and much, much more. Check below the full list of features and specs. This is it! ZOHD Dart XL Extreme is ready to hit the skies around the world, and this is just the beginning… join us in this incredible adventure.

Note: This plane will come out soon, and we will update the descriptions then.

Package Included:
1x ZOHD Dart XL “Extreme” PNP
Posted by rogerjiangcf | Yesterday @ 05:52 AM | 436 Views
Background info:
I have recently bought nolimitdronez mod software trying to remove the maximum height limit of my Mavic. Downgraded from V01.04.0400 to V01.03.0900 in order to get the height limit removed. Planning to test the limits in the countryside of course. However, the firmware of the controller is on V01.04.0400 and has not been touched. I'm was using the MODDED DJI GO APP (For the first time).

Before crash:
I was flying my Mavic on a grass field 100 meters away from a tall building to take a look. Everything was working normally and suddenly the motor stopped working or a prop flew off or something. The aircraft started spiraling down, I tried to restart the motors with success but according to the log file my Mavic fell even faster after the attempted motor restart.

My Suspection:
I either lost a prop in flight or it was the MOD that caused it. However, I would like to know the exact cause.
I have checked the log file and there are quite a few errors. Such as MOTOR IDLE, GPS POSITION NO MATCH, there was also missing data for 16s right before the motor went out.

Note: NO ONE WAS INJURIED! My Mavic crashed on a grass field and there was no one around(Except for me). Fell 2 meters away from me. Definitely scared the crap out of me

Zip file attached includes the DAT log file, TXT log file, and xlsx file converted from the TXT log file.

Thanks in advance for the community's help!
Posted by Hobby WOW | Yesterday @ 04:46 AM | 474 Views
Unboxing of the SimToo Fairy Air from Hobbywow, One this
which did not mention in the video, is the drone has a built-in dvr recorder on the side of the drone. So you can use a 32gb sd card.

Simtoo Fairy Mini Foldable Brushless Quadcopter with Transmitter WifI FPV 1080P Camera Optical Flow Positioning GPS

Simtoo Fairy Mini Foldable Brushless Quadcopter (6 min 13 sec)

Posted by lawrence4 | Oct 15, 2018 @ 10:08 PM | 627 Views
66% Vertigo on Float Maiden Flight (1 min 41 sec)

Wingspan 600mm
Weight 181g
Battery:2S 350mAh 35C. 4mins.
Motor:2204 1400KV,
Propeller:GWS EP-7035,
Servo:5g x 3,
Receiver: Frsky 4ch....Continue Reading
Posted by VicT | Oct 15, 2018 @ 10:04 PM | 609 Views
I like to stop the prop while gliding especially if I use a folding prop. Here is a link to the ESC Instructions.

I was able to get to the two fast tones programming step but no further. I called Horizon Tech and they said the Cirrus ESC can not be programmed. I could get a Maule 40 amp ESC for $30 or a V900 60 amp ESC for $60. Both are programmable.
I ordered an Aerostar 60 amp RVS ESC. I use it on my Maule with floats that has flaps on channel 6 and reverse on channel 5 using the 3 position E switch. The Aerostar is easy to program for prop brake. You have to have the prop stopped in order to have the ESC reverse the motor/prop direction. Reverse should be fun on the Cirrus for stopping and backing up on the runway.
Posted by VicT | Oct 15, 2018 @ 09:24 PM | 628 Views
I have many places where I fly RC and I have to carry the model and TX out to the runway or takeoff spot. For models like the high wing Apprentice, Valiant, Beaver, or Maule I use a retractable wire handle to lift and carry the model. The handle can be used to hang the model from a ceiling. The low wing Cirrus is different and so I use 65 b Spiderwire fishing line attached to the fuselage. I wrap the line with a clove hitch, put a drop of CA on the knot/toothpick and sink the tooth pick into the foam fuselage. When dry I test the pull strength of the string and joint. See...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 15, 2018 @ 04:52 PM | 762 Views
NEW Durafly Bonanza maiden and aerobatics!

Durafly Bonanza 950mm from Hobbyking FLYING! (5 min 31 sec)

Build video
Durafly Bonanza 950mm from Hobbyking Unboxing and Build (18 min 51 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 15, 2018 @ 03:59 PM | 720 Views
Can a PASSENGER land a PLANE? Presented by CAPTAIN JOE (15 min 51 sec)

After months of thinking about the problem, it became clear the passenger should fly manually instead of trying to reconfigure the autopilot as depicted. We're all familiar with the basic airplane controls, have played flight simulators, & can drive cars. Getting the plane to point in a certain heading & controlling speed isn't very hard.

The autopilot is a horribly complex addition. Most of the radio time is spent explaining how to use the autopilot & looking for the controls. She had to lower flaps, lower gear, & reverse thrust, despite the autolanding being engaged. A 2nd passenger could have managed the flaps & gear.
To the lay lion, manually flying would greatly increase the chances of success, but Caption Joe based the video on no doubt what the FAA recommends.