Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 06:14 PM | 16 Views
Test Flight #2 of the RC Chuck Glider - Aileron & Elevator MODs



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

I completed the MODs I spoke about in our Project Conclusion Video with the Aileron & Elevator.
I have extended the Aileron by 30% to get a better Roll Rate and put some angle into the Elevator Control Rod to get a tiny bit more granularity.
Time to perform the Test Flight and see what we have ;-)

Here is a link to the Project Conclusion video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OilrzPsnKuk

Here is a link to the Updated Plans & Templates video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSQsFa0sKs

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T

Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by DismayingObservation | Today @ 05:57 PM | 28 Views
The instruction manual for these models is, at best, a guideline. Lots of out-of-the-box thinking is a must when assembling one.

So, I took it upon myself to wire together the tail before attaching the forward halves of the fuselage. Since taking this picture, I've completed the entire fuselage save for a few minor details. I changed out the ez-connector on the rudder left over from the wrecked Duke to a new/old Great Planes part. Much better setup which does a superb job of holding the pushrod in place. It was slipping through the original no matter how tight I cinched down the setscrew.

The really alarming thing was the poor quality adhesive used by the factory. I'm surprised the thing didn't self-destruct in midair!

This is no longer a problem.

Fresh thirty-minute epoxy is the main adhesive of choice and it's all going together nicely. Lots more to tell soon!
Posted by Bill M - RC | Today @ 01:09 PM | 69 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

NEW Hawkeye Firefly Micro Cam 2 review. This 2.5k HD video was made with the new Hawkeye Firefly Micro Cam 2 fpv action camera mounted on a SJRC F11 Quadcopter drone. A full review video of this great new box form factor camera to follow soon on this channel. Please select 2.5k (1440p) HD resolution in your youtube viewing settings to view this at this resolution.

You can get this Hawkeye Firefly Micro Cam 2 2.5K 1080P/60FPS 160 Degree Water-Repellent Recording FPV Action Camera here now: http://bit.ly/2UFJLg5

NEW Hawkeye Firefly Micro Cam 2 review - 2.5k at 30fps HD video clip (4 min 48 sec)

Posted by reverse | Today @ 12:14 PM | 81 Views
The Spektrum protocol puts out a packet of data every 11ms. The packet holds 7 channels.

In 22ms mode, that means there are 7 x 2 slots available, 14 channels total. The first 6 of each packet are channels 1-12, and the last slot is used for the X-Plus channels (which makes it very obvious why they are up to 88ms latency).

In 11ms mode, there are 4 channels that are sent every time, and the remaining 6 channels come in 3's. It sends out 4 channels + 3 channels, then the next packet has the same 4 channels + 3 different channels. 4 + 3 + 3 = 10 channels max in 11ms mode.

The DX18 generates its data as 12 channels + 8 channels, where channels 11 & 12 are the same as X+1/2.

The DX20 generates its data as 12 + 8 also, but channels 11 & 12 are configured independently.

This is what the "DX18 Compatibility Mode" option is for. It lets you pick 10+8 or 12+8 mode.

Because the iX12 can import files from either one, or from a lower end DX, it can generate either mode as well. It's important to understand what you are getting the configuration from to know how it will behave. If you import from a DX18 or lower, it will most likely be in DX18 Compatibility Mode, generating channels 1-10 normally and using X-Plus data for 11 & 12. If you import from a DX20, if it's in 20-channel mode then channels 1-12 will be as you expected. It is done this way because the purpose of importing a file from another type of radio is to make it so that the new radio controls the old model exactly the same way. You want your new radio to fly the plane the same way as the old radio, not change channel assignments on you.

Opalix didn't understand that part and assumed that the DX8 file he imported would automatically go into the 20-channel mode. It doesn't do that because a DX8 works in DX18-compatibility mode for channel generation (but you can't get there on the menu). He's got it all straight now (we've been working with him for several weeks through Product Support and PMs).

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ostcount=60541
Posted by geileraupe | Today @ 08:02 AM | 123 Views
My newest mod on the FS-i6 Ball bearing hall sensor gimbal ... low budged -- fast and easy
FS-i6 Kreuzknüppel Hallsensor umbau (4 min 3 sec)

Posted by frank4wing | Today @ 02:37 AM | 175 Views
In this video I used different filters for the sound in the edit but I did not touch the image quality which looks quite good to me. You'll find the changed settings, a link to the firmware and other stuff in the video description if you're interested.

I wish we could have a better FPV image quality with these cameras though. Flying safely near trees with lots of leafless branches is still a matter of luck.

Armattan Gecko, Caddx Turtle (3 min 57 sec)

Posted by Blaze0021 | Yesterday @ 11:12 PM | 192 Views
I don't normally do videos dubbed to my flights, but I thought this was fitting.

Disclaimer - So if you don't like videos like these, just move along.. this was 100% for me and not for you, not for views, and not for ratings. And please keep in mind, all of the planes in my fleet are 100% purchased by myself. I don't have vendor sponsors, and I do not monetize or profit from any of my videos. In truth, a lot of my videos are meant as a personal flight journal of the aircraft I've flown throughout this great hobby I've enjoyed for the past 6 years.

However, if you don't mind flight videos to music, please sit back and enjoy the show.

Durafly EFXtra 975mm Wingspan Racer - Adventure Club "Gold" Music Video (4 min 40 sec)

The Queen of my Fleet, she is still the fastest and ranks as "Legendary" out of the 90 aircraft I own. Some say she can be difficult to handle and requires the pilot to be several steps ahead of the flight, but to me it was more like seeing an old friend and I don't find anything difficult about her at all.

I had to clear my head today and take her out again for some flights. Still every bit as legendary as when I first flew her in this video.

Music: Adventure Club "Gold" ft. Yuna

Thanks for watching!
Posted by AGFRC | Yesterday @ 09:54 PM | 197 Views
If you are looking for a high quality and reliable servo but good price, you got the right one here. AGFrc A80BHMW super torque waterproof steel gear digital servo will be the great option which support to use with high voltage and damp situation. A80BHMW servo make almost 500oz-in torque with speed 0.11sec at 7.4V. While using voltage up to 8.4V, it can deliver 555oz-in super torque and 0.085sec high speed at 8.4V. Perfect for scale crawlers, 1/8 1/10 monster truck, 1/8 1/10 2WD and 4WD buggies, as well as 1/8 scale buggies and trucks. In addition, this A80BHMW is great choice for boats and other application which require high power, high voltage and waterproof servo.

This A80BHMW is waterproof IP67 level up to 1 meter which allow driving in the rain, puddles, snow and mud. High reliable and durable patent gear design which can be longer service life. Full aluminun CNC case for fast heat disppation. High precision digital control circuitry. If you need some modification based on our default setting, pls contact us directly

Specification
A80BHMW
Operating Voltage: 4.8-8.4 V
Operating speed: 0.120sec/60° @ 6.0V
Operating speed: 0.100sec/60° @ 7.4V 
Operating speed: 0.085sec/60° @ 8.4V 
Stall Torque: 31 kg-cm (430.51 oz-in) @ 6.0V
Stall Torque: 36 kg-cm (499.95 oz-in) @ 7.4V
Stall Torque: 40 kg-cm (555.50 oz-in) @ 8.4V 
Gear: Steel
Motor: BLS
Size: 40*20*37.2mm (1.57 x 0.78 x 1.46 in)
Weight: 79g 
Connector Wire: JR 300 mm

More details about this servo, check here https://www.agfrc.com/index.php?id=1987

Posted by Adrian_ | Yesterday @ 11:20 AM | 334 Views
When thinking about the pros and cons of vertical arms this idea striked my mind: Combine vertical and horizontal arms to form a T-Beam. I started designing a frame for a 4" ultralight (<250g all-up-weight) with easily interchangable arms, minimal weight and maximal durabiliy in mind. Ok, fair enough, this is probably the goal for most frames out there, but I think this approach is pretty different and I'm quite happy with how it turned out! The T-Beams give the frame an incredible amout of stiffnes and good durability, especially considering the weight of only 33g. And most importantly the design is completely open-source, you can take a look here. Edit: I just realized you need to create an account to watch it :/ But it's worth it

This frame allows you to build a Quadcopter with 1407 Motors, 20x20mm Stack, Micro-Camera and a 4S 800-850mAh Battery under 250g AUW! It has an insane amount of power and feels really agile in the air. I used the Rotorgeeks motors and HQ 4x4.3x3 V1S. This is a perfect combination I think and those props are just awesome.

A few notes about the design.
-The T-Beams should be glued into the arm with epoxy
-The Top-Plate is held in place by rubber bands/big O-Rings using eiter the hooks on top or a little furter down. Initially I used long screws which went alls the way through the frame but then dropped this idea because it was just not practical. However, if you like to, you can just load version 0.10c in Onshape. I also attached...Continue Reading
Posted by GiantPowerLiPos | Yesterday @ 08:08 AM | 341 Views
One pair of 7.4v PH type UMX plugs with leads. This is the plug used by Horizon Hobby on all the UMX 2S 7.4v lipo planes and helicopters. You get a set of 1 male and 1 female pig tail. The wires are just over 4" long and are soft silicone 22 AWG. This item has male plug that goes to ESC or charger (device side) and female plug that goes to battery pack. Perfect item for repair or customization of your small RC air craft using 7.4v light weight UMX batteries. $5.99 per set of 2 (male/female).
  • Pair of pig tails, one male one female
  • Soft 200 deg C 22AWG silicone wire 4+" long
  • High quality materials
SHOP NOW!
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 03:05 AM | 696 Views
I always like to see what kind of power my planes make. The BAe makes some impressive numbers.
Freewing BAe Hawk Watt Meter Test (6 min 36 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 20, 2019 @ 11:57 PM | 816 Views
This is my Blade Scimitar 110 FPV Quad BNF Basic FPV Maiden Flight.

Blade Scimitar 110 FPV Quad BNF Basic FPV Maiden Flight (5 min 3 sec)

Blade FPV Quad Review Notes:

Pros:
- Runs on 2S or 3S lipo packs
- Comes professionally pre-tuned out of the box
- Includes spare props and prop tool
- It is easy to setup with the manual
- There are different VTX power settings
- You can program the VTX settings with your radio or by pushing the button on the quad.
- The video quality is great via my Fatsharks
- It had a price reduction recently, so the price is only slightly more than the Blade Torrent 110 FPV Quad at the time I made this video.

Cons:
- There are only three camera angle settings separated by 15 degrees with a maximum angle of 30 degrees
- The antenna pops out and moves side to side way too easy. I may be modding that with rubber tubing or hot glue.
Posted by old4570 | Apr 20, 2019 @ 11:53 PM | 508 Views
Sorry Guys !

Mini Surfer 800 is on hold for the Victorian Control Line State Champs ...

My back can only take so much activity and I am spending it all going to the state champs and taking some pictures ..

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...2019-F2C-Final ( Saturday F2C Final )

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...Vintage-Combat ( Sunday Vintage Combat )

Sure wish I could have stayed longer ...
Posted by Frogster7 | Apr 20, 2019 @ 09:34 PM | 549 Views
Rain Rain Go Away. I have Plans Tomorrow to go Flying as you can see. So many choices to choose from. So much fun to be had. Hope everyone is enjoying their Easter Weekend. Happy Flying to all.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Apr 20, 2019 @ 06:46 PM | 464 Views
Got the purple Robocat back together, and flashed with Ardupilot. If it ever stops raining, will take it for a test flight.
Posted by Bill M - RC | Apr 20, 2019 @ 06:00 PM | 491 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Eachine Tyro109 review – Full Build & assembly step-by-step guide. This Eachine Tyro109 210mm DIY 5 Inch FPV Racing Drone PNP w/ MatekF405 F4 FC, 30A Esc, 600mW VTX & Caddx Turbo Eos2 1200TVL Camera build video is long, but shows every step of the process required to assemble this and includes tips & advice during this process too. This is to show anyone interested in building this Eachine Tyro109 or their own first freestyle or racing fpv quadcopter drone how this is done, and to assist make this build easier for anyone that purchases this. I hope you find this informative & helpful.

You can get this Eachine Tyro109 210mm DIY 5 Inch FPV Racing Drone PNP w/ MatekF405 F4 FC, 30A Esc, 600mW VTX & Caddx Turbo Eos2 1200TVL Camera here now: http://bit.ly/2Zn41Te

Limited offer coupon: RC9OFF
price:$99.19
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Eachine Tyro109 review – Full Build & assembly step-by-step guide (59 min 22 sec)

Posted by Pieter Bot | Apr 20, 2019 @ 04:12 PM | 482 Views
It was a beautiful day in the Netherlands.
Today the Chica had his maiden flight. For this i get some help from TvM. After the trims are set, i got the controles.
It is a bit exciting, but the Chica flies well. See the photo of the Chica.
Now i can think what will be the next project.
Br Pieter Bot
Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 20, 2019 @ 01:41 PM | 656 Views
DustOff #1 - Glue & Fly Series F22 Micro V2.5 - Way too much Fun!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG4rEFQ4PSw

Well, I'm exciting about Blowing the Dust Off of this Mini Parkjet!
The Plans for this Parkjet will be uploaded to Patreon soon.
I haven't flown this Parkjet since completing the Development of the V3.
Let's blow some Dust Off!


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by zoltansgarage | Apr 20, 2019 @ 01:31 PM | 523 Views
Thrust bearing detail.