Posted by Justwingit | Today @ 09:27 PM | 41 Views
Okay, okay....

So I am absolutely HORRIBLE at keeping up with my RCGroups Blog....

I WILL get better at it...

That said, let's get cracking on videos from the St. George Electric Festival, 2019!

This was an event held about a month ago or so, and it was great to get caught up with friends, both new and old, and capture many of thier unique creations on video...

For starters, here's Wade Joos' beautiful Nick Ziroli B-25 Mitchell on it's first flight after it's heart-breaking crash at last year's event !
Ziroli B-25 Mitchell - SWEET SUCCESS! St. George Utah, 2019 (6 min 11 sec)



Posted by old4570 | Today @ 09:27 PM | 28 Views
FF Bird from eeBay (0 min 56 sec)


Was on Feebay and saw this 2 Pack of FF Birds (?)
So , the first thing to come to mind was = Can I RC it ?

Well , first things first ..
It's windy , really windy .
So nothing small is going to glide well , especially something funky like a FF Bird .
I had to try though ..

So I was able to make the bird glide across the back yard , not really sure I want to bother RC'ing it !
Not really that good !

Might make for a fun chucky , but for how long it will be interesting ?

Certainly needs some trim to get it to glide , usual rules apply !
Posted by UpNup | Today @ 07:05 PM | 46 Views
Upgraded flimsy 1/8” wire to 3/16” in this P-51B build. The cross brace had to be beefed up to 3/8” x 3/4” x 5.25” and I placed a soft balsa block behind the brace closest to the wheels. The thicker wire meant all the lg straps had to be replaced. Trying to bend 3/16” piano wire required a pipe borrowed from a neighbor.

I included a photo of the lg plans. It shows a smaller lg design. It was difficult to tear out epoxy on ply and balsa. It had to be torn out twice—killed three weekends to get it right. I had to use my rotary drill and other tools to grind out the epoxy remnants each time.

The brace is made of basswood from Hobby Lobby. The 3/16” steel wire is from Lowe’s and I used Gorilla Glue 5-minute epoxy.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 06:41 PM | 49 Views
It broke after only 6 months. Knocking the wheels the right way, rather than old age, is how they break. The only replacement part is the fabled Tamiya Shaft Bag 58347, long out of production. There are aluminum ones in China with a 6 week waiting time.



Lacking any replacement parts, the lion kingdom attempted a teflon repair. The bolt isn't long enough to reach through the teflon. Teflon is softer than the original nylon.


During this process, it became clear the steering rods could be 1 hole shorter, so the wheels would have to be realigned for the teflon repair & aligned again next year when the China shipment arrived. All this wheel alignment had the lion kingdom searching for a better way. Lions traditionally aligned the wheels by driving a mile, recharging the battery, & measuring the charge. The charge depended on the wheel alignment as well as the battery temperature, & how charged it was yesterday.


The ideal way is to drive a certain distance & record the PWM, but this requires a constant battery voltage. A Rudeng/RIDEN voltage regulator is still the ideal solution for getting a portable, constant voltage. Getting one is another 6 week China shipment.

It was while searching for a voltage regulator that lion kingdom realized this was what Sparkfun sold, 15 years ago. What did Sparkfun sell nowadays? Manely dumbed down educational kits for large schools, big ticket items for corporations, & some standard connectors. Their power supply offerings where now the laptop bricks office supply stores sold 20 years ago instead of the bare boards they used to sell.


Exotic parts for starving college students & programmers are now only available in China. The next option is building a fixed voltage buck converter out of digikey parts, the same way lions would have done it 20 years ago.

There may just be no money to be made in exotic parts just for building other things. They'd rather buy something prebuilt.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 12:55 PM | 220 Views


DustOff #7 - XK DHC2 Beaver Bush Plane - Stalled it on Landing!

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #DHC2Beaver #BushPlane

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzHBRS4PAt4

Well, I took the DHC2 Beaver out for another DustOff Flight just to cruise around ;-)
I did stall it on landing as a bit of a breeze came up, no damge though so it's all good!

Complete Playlist for the XK DHC-2 Beaver Bush Plane
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RC Tip #8 - XK DHC-2 A600 Beaver Landing Gear
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RC Tutorial - Add a Micro FPV System to the XK DHC-2 Beaver A600 Airplane
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Maiden FPV Flight Of The XK DHC-2 Beaver Airplane
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Posted by basslord1124 | Today @ 11:13 AM | 335 Views
Thought I'd mix things up on my RC channel and start a Q&A. If you'd like, comment on my video any question you'd like...RC or not. I'll answer all of them in the next video.

Part 1: Q&A...Leave me a question/comment - Personal or RC, doesn't matter (5 min 50 sec)

Posted by UnknownForces RC | Today @ 10:58 AM | 330 Views
Complete 4WD solid rear axle Ghost Rabbit GR1 medium gearbox (0 min 9 sec)


Complete 4WD solid rear axle Ghost Rabbit GR1 medium gearbox (standard central differential lock, rear axle lock), medium gearbox is replaceable gear ratio design, the later interchangeable gear ratio range is 9-15, factory gear ratio It is around 13.
Posted by Wayne Moyer | Today @ 08:24 AM | 393 Views
I have noticed there is a definite lack of information out there for people having tip-over and cyclic shake issues with the BNF Fusion 270. This helicopter is an amazing piece of engineering, but requires a delicate balance on the FBL to get the most out of it, or in some extreme cases, to even get it in the air.

Once properly set up, I have found it to be above average in power, agility, and stability with the stock AR636A receiver/FBL which has the added bonus of a panic/rescue function. At this time I feel I should state I am not affiliated with Horizon in any way, other than as a fan of this helicopter.

On to the nuts and bolts...

1. initial setup
I am using a turnigy 9XR PRO with an IrangeX IRX4+ 4 in 1 tx module, running ErSky9x pd4r222. You will have to translate and adapt for your tx/firmware combo. OpenTx *should* be directly compatible with my settings, but in all cases, use my advice at your own risk. I am giving this information freely, based on my own preferences, and as always, your results may vary!

I have my transmitter set up as AETR, the module does the TAER translation for me, automatically

channel 1 -110 Ail
channel 2 110 Ele
channel 3 100 Thr ID(up arrow) c1
ID- c2
ID(down arrow) c3
channel 4 -100 Rud
channel 5 -130 FULL TRN
channel 6 100 CH11 ID(up arrow) c4
100 CH11 ID-c5
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Posted by TMacFPV | Today @ 07:46 AM | 384 Views
Here’s a demonstration video of the process to upload bootloader (required for T16s shipped without bootloader installed) and update internal mulit-protocol module firmware. It works great! Thanks to benzo99 and hpnuts for making this multi-module firmware update stuff so simple.
JUMPER T16 PRO BOOTLOADER AND FIRMWARE UPDATE (14 min 2 sec)

Posted by GLSJr | Today @ 06:17 AM | 413 Views
What is the accepted way to go from motor off to motor on? I see switches for sale, with charging ports built in, but I'm still not sure if this is the typical method of controlling the motor. It doesn't seem practical to reach in and disconnect the battery, even with the throttle all the way down.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 05:03 AM | 474 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Une brindille dans la tempête !!! LOL. Après les Cure dents (Toothpick), voici les Brindilles (Twig) ... Ce petit Twig115 HD de chez Eachine, décidément, n'a pas fini de vous surprendre. Petit, puissant et agile, il vous permet non seulement de pouvoir voler dans de petits espaces mais également dans de grandes étendues même si le vent est de la partie ! Bien sur, il faudra installer votre propre récepteur car son gros défaut c'est le RX SPI incorporé à la carte de vol AIO . A part ça, ce petit engin à 100€, vous étonnera par ses performances et la qualité des images HD grace à la Caddx Baby Turtle installée à son bord. Si on retire le prix de la caméra (50€) Eachine nous offre encore un appareil défiant toute concurrence pour une cinquantaine d'euros (avec le coupon). Bref, je ne peux que vous le recommander si vous cherchez un engin de ce type . Bon Film à Tous ...

Eachine TWIG115 HD - Review Test Démo - Vent force 5 à 6 ... Même pas peur ! (21 min 59 sec)


NOTATAZ : 17/20 Pour 100€, je valide !

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Puissant et Réactif, résistant, Autonomie, Portée vidéo, Belles images HD, Bonne config, Réglage d'origine corrects, Bon rapport qualité/prix .
Les - : Hélices trop souples, RX SPI pas fiable, Sangle fragile .

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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 04:53 AM | 477 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Et la lumière fut !... lol. Vu le temps pourri en ce moment, je reste à la maison et en plus du résultat du concours Ludylab et de quelques images du Twig115 HD, je vous montre mon dernier investissement perso, la BenQ ScreenBar . Je sais que certains n'aiment pas quand je montre autre chose que du RC mais comme d'habitude, j'aime avant tout partager mes passions et hobby donc si mes investissements perso peuvent vous aider dans le choix d'un produit High-Tech ... En attendant je suis très content de cet achat car comme je suis souvent devant mon PC très tard le soir comme beaucoup le savent, je me fatigue beaucoup moins les yeux depuis que je l'utilise. Bon mini film à tous

BenQ ScreenBar Lampe LED - Review Test Démo - Mais pas que ! lol (14 min 1 sec)


NOTATAZ : 17/20 Pas donné mais bonne qualité et efficace !

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Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

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BIENTÔT EN TEST :
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Posted by PittSpecial | Yesterday @ 02:54 PM | 1,041 Views
Guys!

Since my buddy (Gerry) is retired he beat me to having the first operational SLOW STICK from the lot I found in my house last night!

Gerry really wants to go back to relaxing times and fly SLOW and LOW as he has a Grand Daughter (2 years old) that is transfixed with RC Airplanes!

Here is Gerry's Dark Green SLOW STICK with Brushless Power! THE CRAZE IS BACK!





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Posted by Speedemond | Yesterday @ 12:13 PM | 1,043 Views
Up for sale is a brand new never flown XPlane. It has all top of the electronics in it. Castle esc, Neu Motor, hi tec servos and Spektrum Rx. No transmitter included. It was built by a master builder a good friend of mine. I hate to let it go but I feel it’s a little over my head. $1200.00 shipping is on the buyer. Message me if interested. Serious inquiries only please. Shahe 626-429-5746
Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 11:24 AM | 1,053 Views
Halloa guys

I got this very small lipo charger in from it's distributor.. And eventhough it IS small, it packs a punch.. 400W output and 8S capable is nothing to snarf at

Link to it: ToolkitRC M8s - very small lipo charger

At this moment it's available from for instance Banggood..

ToolkitRC M8S - All-In-One Charger & Diagnoistics Tool! REVIEW (22 min 10 sec)

Posted by Icflyer65 | Yesterday @ 07:08 AM | 1,121 Views
So I acquired Proctor Antic Monoplane which the wings were partially framed. Put the wings on my building board and am on my way. I added the bamboo cross braces and have been sanding this far.
Posted by phyngineer | Yesterday @ 05:41 AM | 1,181 Views
The 17th China International Social Public Safety Expo (CPSE)will be held from October 28th-31 th,2019 in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China. At that time, it will present the most advanced artificial intelligence, big data, and intelligent security products to the world.
The largest scale in the exhibition
This CPSE will be held at all exhibition halls of the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, The scale of this exhibition is the largest in history, with an exhibition covers an area of 30,000㎡, and hundreds of industry brand companies and more than 2,000 exhibitors participated in the exhibition. As a high-end brand event in China's security industry and one of the important international security expo with global influence, the Shenzhen security expo will focus on showing smart city solutions, security prevention solutions, police equipment, emergency rescue, Bio-recognition, artificial intelligence machines, and other industries. This exhibition has attracted great attention among manufacturers, engineers, and distributors in many industries across the country.
UAVs play an important role in security
In the construction of smart security, UAVs play an important role. In the security scenes of military reconnaissance, emergency flood control, drought prevention, border surveillance, police monitoring, forest fire monitoring, and environmental monitoring, the drone acts as a "security weapon" for the reconnaissance unit....Continue Reading