Posted by myrcmodel | Today @ 03:17 AM | 1,477 Views
The Radiomaster TX16S Hall gimbal version radio comes with Team Black Sheep MicroTX Module is in stock now!!!

Only a few peices left

Check here
Posted by FLOEY | Today @ 02:13 AM | 1,651 Views
See attached files:
(The original drawing is in ACAD format hidden in the .ZIP file)

How to make the thrust tube
Print it out on a paper or direct on a plastic film if possible.
Cut film/paper tac glued together with scissors
Fold as shown
Glue or use tape to lock thrust tube fold

Install in A4 plane (the difficult part)
I had to cut slices in the efflux exit to get the thrust tube
straight and aligned. See photos
Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 01:56 AM | 1,665 Views
This is the first look at the Precision Aerobatics XR-52
PA XR-52 First Look - Precision Aerobatics 3D RC Plane (17 min 10 sec)

Posted by rcsuperhero | Today @ 01:43 AM | 1,681 Views
*Good news * No GREAT RC NEWS!! The amazing pristine large white foam sheets called Depron ( yes from the original German factory)

ATTENTION - I just paid for an entire 20 foot shipping container of Depron to come to the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This FIRST (OF MANY) shipment has 90 cases of 3mm White Depron and 90 cases of 6mm White Depron

***************should be available for sale Sept 1st 2020******************and FINALLY at LOWER PRICES!!!

A website is now being created for it... ( Lord provide it clears customs on time!!)

I've purchased several domain names that will be linked to it ( when the site is up ) / / Depron.Sales /

The 2020 depron samples I received from the factory look very impressive and Very slightly lighter! (To Me) The samples satiny finish looked equal or better than what sold me years ago. In Europe this product is being "marketed" as floor underlay insulation (it's good stuff!). They say they can't make it fast enough! It was a REAL challenge convincing then to sell it to me!! The 5 minute epoxy & UHU glue tests I performed on my samples proved to have a Strong bond! I'm excited to get my shipment in and to start building depron models again!! Depron Importer: Greg Tanous Lasering LLC
Posted by Capt_Kitt | Yesterday @ 11:33 PM | 1,950 Views
Today I braved the heat like a long time Phoenix resident will, mad dogs and Englishmen kind of stuff, and went over to my park with my plane for a few quick flights. I had my busted up Champ, the one tricked out with lights, with me and figured the wind wasnít that bad. I took off with no troubles and yeah the wind was all over the place but I could manage it. Itís fun to fly a very small plane in 10 MPH gusts. After my first battery (260mAh 9gm) I figured Iíd put a heavier battery on it (500mAh 18gm) and see how it handles the gusts. As the plane isnít made to carry a batter that big it was just hanging in there by a little Velcro. Ok, good enough I thought, I wonít do any acrobatics. A launched it plane and yeah it was heavy but it flew better. Did a few circuits around the perimeter of the park, fighting the wind half the time the other half zipping through the air with a nice tail wind. What I hadnít taken in account was that the wind was going to make the plane do acrobatics for me. The tiny Champ bobbed up and down abruptly and suddenly it stopped being an RC plane but a bomber and a free flight glider all at the same time. The battery plummeted around 50 feet to the ground and I reflexively tried to work the stick but obviously that wasnít going to do much. The plane continued on it course and much to my joy it didnít go out of control as the center of gravity has just been drastically altered. I figure it was going to catch a gust and end up in a random backyard but nope, it started to glide towards a particularly magnetic tree. Iíve had planes fatally attracted to this tree before, no joy there. Well it did hit the tree but it was just the left wing. Clipped it real nice and it took a tight spiral down to the ground. Oh happy days! I get to fly it again.
So Iím going to make a better battery sling for generic batteries and go out to fly again.
Oh yeah, I found the battery too.
Posted by Bebobang | Yesterday @ 10:40 PM | 2,123 Views
Please shoot me a message if you have a V control for sale! Thank you :-)
Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 07:05 PM | 2,501 Views
This is my Arrows RC Viper 50mm EDF Jet Sunset Flight At My New Field.

Arrows RC Viper 50mm EDF Jet Sunset Flight At My New Field (4 min 46 sec)

Posted by BernardW | Yesterday @ 06:29 PM | 2,523 Views
Hi, just had a brief chat in another thread about how younger people in the hobby seem to approach it differently. First of all let me say I'm very happy that there ARE new people entering the hobby (or sport if you prefer), keeping the clubs and stores open and generally keeping RC alive.

But there are definitely difference in the way younger and older generations approach it. I really don't want to be just another older guy having a go at the youngsters, after all when we're gone they will be the ones leading the way.

This discussion actually started out as why so few young RC flyers want to use IC engines, and some of us have picked up on them really not liking IC. I'm a bit the opposite, I think engines are a nice interest in themselves and I'm less interested in electric. That's because to me, it's not just about the easiest or cheapest way to get a model off the ground to fly it, the engine is part of the pleasure (though I'm a definite 4-stroke snob... not into screamers). I believe glow engines are still a good option for people learning to fly RC - they can be a lower initial purchase cost, easy to use if someone shows you how, and perform well. But they've been thoroughly out-marketed, I guess, by electric. What's the future for glow?

Anyway, everyone's invited to add their observations. I would REALLY like to hear from someone younger... what do you see yourself doing differently to the previous generations? What would you like to see happen in the sport of RC...Continue Reading
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 05:13 PM | 2,625 Views
This is the bench test of the Emax GT2826 860Kv motor. I've always been impressed with Emax motors and this one didn't disappoint.
Emax GT2826 860Kv Bench Test [The Judge Ep. 9] (16 min 5 sec)

Posted by kestrel2003 | Yesterday @ 01:37 PM | 3,339 Views
Well worth getting up at 3:30 am. Plus a nice image of the Jupiter moons
Posted by skeeter honey | Yesterday @ 12:34 PM | 3,449 Views
Not too long ago I bougt a Timber off off a nice gentleman on RCG. The condition was amazing--very little in the way of cosmetic wear and everything worked properly. I flew the daylights out of it until one day I got a little too sporty.

I had a crash that broke the nose off a couple weeks ago. I was betrayed by poor depth perception; I'm used to slightly smaller planes, so it was farther away than I'd realized. That extra distance was enough to hit a gable, break the nose and prop, and trap the plane on the roof as I struggled to find a way to safely get it down.

Thus began the repair and makeover. I wanted to get it in the air again and give it spiffy new livery. Lots of hot water, spackle and sanding, as well as replacing worn out gear springs and one of the brackets that hold it. Also, I broke the brittle lock mechanism and improvised with an elegant solution that works great. In the process I also added the leading edge slats so I could install port/starboard LED strips within them. It ended up looking pretty awesome and is not visible except from very specific angles, primarily aft, which is good since the stock lights are not ideal for that aspect.

This morning I re-maidened and found the flight characteristics to be VERY different with the slats. Definitely need more power and it feels like the right landing AoA is hard to achieve. Nonetheless, one of my workhorses is back in the game!...Continue Reading
Posted by PittSpecial | Yesterday @ 11:42 AM | 3,648 Views

Looked over the Motor Box and since I needed some tiny weight up front to make Center-Of-Gravity thing perfect, I decided to re-enforce the Motor Box and provide additional cradle for the battery.

My main goals is to keep the battery from coming in contact with the motor securing bolts as I do not want a FIRE should the model comes down slightly nose first. I am going to place additional vertical Bass Wood planks in front of the 12 X 12mm solid wood posts as shown in the pictures. The Bass Wood planks will have some medium hardness foam glued to the vertical planks so, there be cushion and absorption of any possible impact going forward.

Here I am doing two things, re-enforcing the Motor Box and providing a method of keeping the battery pack from being damaged.

I am horrified as to how many 3D models are built this manner and no one seems to take the time to do this and protect the battery from the attaching motor bolts, in case of a slight impact.
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EDIT: July 13th, 2020

It is my thoughts that the exact manner in which I planned to mitigate any hazard for the battery has been successfully accomplished in keeping it from the rearward motor shaft and securing motor bolts in case of a slight nose in impact. Of course, this will not save anything in case of a catastrophic "crash" that is perhaps unavoidable due to pilot error or radio glitch...Continue Reading
Posted by micro_builder | Yesterday @ 07:37 AM | 4,180 Views
This is my old account, so cluttered i cant find anything anymore, so I've started a new one.
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 01:39 AM | 4,810 Views
Most of the major parts are prinTED !
Now comes the assembly part of the project .
As mentioned previously I am starting the assembly from the beehive end of the plane and working my way forward .
The last part of the assembly will be the forward fuselage section .
Motor needs to be fitted
And work out that CG .
Also need to see about Thrust .. I have one motor thats big enough ( heavy for CG ) and hopefully make some power .

Weight ... 250 grams so far .. ( prinTED parts )

Those joins are going to be weak spots , do I need to do something *ugly ( functional but ugly ) like maybe some fibreglass reinforcement ?
Section 4 glued to section 3 was a real slop fit .. Needed a large rubber band to keep it together long enough for the cyno to dry . Not confidence building !
Maybe drill a hole and fit a carbon rod thru the fuse to hold it together like a pin ?

Posted by ZOONOOZ | Yesterday @ 01:35 AM | 4,796 Views
In the early 1980ís the Hobie Hawk RC Glider tooling was purchased by Bob and Katie Martin of Bob Martin RC Models. Sometime after purchasing my first Hobie Hawk, made by BMRCM, I found that the styrofoam box, used for shipping and carrying the glider, squeaked tremendously while transporting it to and from the flying field. To lessen the noise and protect the styrofoam box, I designed and sewed a carrying case and a transmitter bag for my personal use. After showing them to Bob and Katie, they contracted me to produce bags for them to sell as Bob Martin RC Models accessories. I produced the bags for them, until the Hobie Hawk tooling was sold to Ross Models.
Posted by jmxp69 | Jul 11, 2020 @ 11:55 PM | 4,860 Views
Just having some fun flying this big big plane:
Dynam Smoove 63" F3A Pattern Plane - Dave Takes it for a Spin (13 min 1 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Jul 11, 2020 @ 05:16 PM | 5,475 Views
Hello good people!

Lord have mercy! I purchased this used ARF Airframe almost 2 years ago!

It just been hanging around my Master Bedroom as a static model, well no more!

Back in September 2018, I was lucky to pickup one of these ARF 360 3D, 51.2 Inch wing span model.

Our Michael Wargo can attest, I am NOT a 3D flyer and more like a pattern, sport RC Airplane Flyer (relax) and do not get into any serious discussion of specific maneuvers etc...etc.....

For me, it was the right size and weight category to use light, yet powerful Outrunner brushless motor since I like to keep all of my 3D models as light as possible. I have heavier RC models such as flying my Scale Hangar9 F4-1D Corsair 50-size Electric at 7.7lbs. and well that's an entirely different topic. (See my Avatar Picture).

Okay, here's my setup::

Power System:
- Exceed-RC's Monster Power Series - Monster Power 25 (63M52)

Kv: 870Kv ; Input Watts: 550W
Resistance: .03 ohms; Idle Current: 2.40A
Continuous Current: 32A; Max Burst Current: 44A
Cells Ni-Cd/Ni-MH: 10-14; Cells Li-Po: 3-4
Weight: 6.0 oz (170g); Overall Diameter: 1.4 in (35mm)
Shaft Diameter: 4mm; Overall Length: 48mm

ESC: E-Flite 40-AMP Lite Pro (V2).

I have pretty much have Hitec HS-85MG for Elevator & HS-85BB for rudder plus HS-82BB+ for the ailerons.

Propeller to start will be a wooden Master Airscrew 10 X 6

Battery to start will be the GEN ACES 3-Cell, 2600mAH, 45C, Lithium Polymer pack (new).

Dual Rates to my liking and followed the setups from another model in conservative values to start.

The Receiver is the Spektrum AR8000 + SAT.

It all started over here!

It will be until Monday as Central Florida is getting lots of rain and thunder storms, I guess we are in Summer!
Posted by superflyed | Jul 11, 2020 @ 04:12 PM | 5,511 Views
To viewers, August 1 2020 will be Keystone remote control clubs FIFTH contest of flying CLOUD TRAMPS. Located on Forman rd. Souderton Pa. Liftoff is HIGH NOON. Last plane flying wins Large cash prize. second and third win cash but not as much. Partially sponsored by the lengendary BOB KOPSKI,also MIKE CROSS.[he designed the updated laser cut 3d printed version] I Donated balsa and rubber. after flights will be a mass lunch.YUM. Practice sessions are takeing place almost every night. To date this event has rivaled our January first FROSTY FINGERS FLY for participants.It is worth mentioning last years winners plane flew for for more time and altitude than ever imaginable. Resulting in severe cramps to our necks and eyeballs. The landing was known to only the dwellers of a land far far away. This years event is gearing up to succeed that recording setting flight. If you dont come and witness this spectacular amount of sun eclipsing Rubber band powered Cloud Tramps for yourself than you will just have to read about it in the newspapers GONNA BE BIG. this event is open to all comers. field closed to normal rc flying. leave those at home. ps all cloud tramps most be STOCK CONFIGURATION. Balsa stock or so prop rubber and winds unlimited. Hint, bring binoculars. See ya there. CRaig
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jul 11, 2020 @ 11:16 AM | 6,155 Views

Review Part 4 - MinimumRC Micro Spitfire Warbird BNF Kit Test Flights, Review Conclusion, & Setup

MinimumRC Planes:

Banggood GCRC

Here is a link to the Video:

I love these Micro / Nano Planes from MinimumRC!
This is the third Plane from MinimumRC I have reviewed thus far and this BNF Kit is courtesy of MinimumRC.
These Planes are so small and light they make great Planes for flying outdoors in smaller areas and for flying indoors during the Winter or when the weather won't permit flying outdoors.
I think MinimumRC is doing some very good things in the design of these Planes and they also have a great inventory of electronics for your own Micro / Nano Plane projects.
The Builds are pretty simple and the downloadable Build Manual really makes it easy.
If you've never checked out MinimumRC you should take a look @

This is the final video in the Review of the MinimumRC Micro Spitfire!
I wanted to get in a couple more flights on this Plane and then give you my Conclusion and Setup for a Successful Maiden Flight ;-)

Here is a link to the PDF File with the Setup I used for this Micro Spitfire:

Here is a link to the Playlist for the MinimumRC Spitfire

Here is a link to the Playlist for the...Continue Reading