Posted by Old_Pilot | Feb 03, 2019 @ 08:07 AM | 2,580 Views
I know I'm one to preach about "taking your time" and "check everything" before starting a cut......well dumbo here just cut out an entire airframe and forgot to account for the kerf of the bit......and I didn't discover it until I started the assembly of the wing..couldn't figure out why everything was a 1/16th to 3/32nds off.....D'OH !

I feel like burning the mess I made of the last airframe.......what a moron.....lost all interest in building her ....on to something different....probably an A-10 Thunderbolt foamie.........
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 02, 2019 @ 11:12 PM | 2,866 Views
This is the raw uncut footage of the Maiden Flight of my new Eflite Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic. I will apologize in advance as Robert’s iPhone 6 died right after I touched down on landing.

Eflite Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic Maiden Flight (5 min 1 sec)

Aside from a double-coat of Minwax Semi-Gloss Polycrylic Protective Finish, this Maiden Flight is completely stock. I also used the manual’s basic setup and did not use the optional Flap/Aileron Link Mix that Horizon Hobby provided as I still had to do some light trimming and gauge the Timber X’s basic flight envelope before using the Advanced Mix.

100% Rates were used with 10% Expo on the Aileron and Elevator, and 15% on the Rudder. Flaps settings were set according to the manual.

The lipo battery used in this flight was a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C, which balanced perfectly to the manual’s 95mm CG (when the steel rear horizontal stabilizer rod spar is installed, which I also opted to use). Timer was set to 4 minutes. The full flight was approximately 5 minutes with the the remaining battery at 15.26 volts (~3.82/cell).

The Timber X is a very capable aerobatic (and extremely fun) aircraft, limited only by the pilot’s proficiency. With the optional Flap/Aileron Mix, a new level of flight authority can be unlocked. I can’t wait to put her in the air again. This one is a sweet keeper.

As always, thanks for watching!!

Posted by Spinks | Feb 02, 2019 @ 07:45 PM | 1,142 Views
I have been an admirer, collector and aficionado of all things Stick. The cult following of the design caught my interest early on in my flying career and continues to be a predominant model in my hanger.

My latest addition to the fleet is the Super Flying Models - Super Stick 120.

Wing Span: 1810mm
Wing Area: 63.8dm?
Length: 1490mm
Weight: 3.8 kgs
Radio: 5-6 Channel
20cc - 2 stroke
.90-1.20 - 4 stroke

Battery: Lipo 6 cell 4500mah or higher
Motor: 400kv brushless
Thrustpower 4kgs - up
ESC: 100a

I've wanted to setup an electric version of the Stick for quite some time, to compliment my gasser and nitro setups already flying. My aim was to have a lightweight, overpowered model that could handle the basic IMAC sequence. Allowing me to get practice in during the early morning hours before IC models can be fired up. I came across the SFM Super Stick during a garage sale, brand new in box for $200 AUD. Bargain.

My setup:
Eflite Power 90 brushless outrunner
SJ Hawk 100A ESC
2 x 4S 3000-3300mAh Lipo's in Series = 8S setup!
18 x 8 Falcon lightweight wood prop

The result is amazing. Power on tap with endless vertical. I installed a louvred vent (usually used on gasser cowls) to the underside of the fuse. This generates a low pressure to help draw the hot air from the ESC out. I have no cooling issues whatsoever with this setup. ESC, batteries and motor are barely warm after a hard flight. To say that I'm happy is an understatement. Whilst the aircraft isn't the best performer for knife edge flight, it can handle the basic IMAC sequence quite well with a comfortable 8min flying time, allowing plenty of time for a few practice runs. The kit itself was a fairly straight forward build, with a laser cut jig to assist in setting the ailerons at neutral. I haven't had to add any thrust angle changes, just roll inverted and it'll keep going.

Such a fun model to fly!
Posted by Ashwin8282 | Feb 02, 2019 @ 05:09 PM | 1,211 Views
im actually making a bicopter . I have beta f4 fc and racestar escs .
for all the connections ,can i use normal wires which is capable of the battery voltage ?
or should i purchase silicon wires ?
also instead of using banana plugs ,can i use these connectors for the connection between esc and motor (the picture of connector is attached )
i need to know the details assap
since i have to submit within a week (a miniature version ),if the miniature version flies then only theyll let me do the project
Posted by RexGalore | Feb 02, 2019 @ 04:47 PM | 1,390 Views
I've been running out of room in my garage to store my planes. This is nothing new, I've been running out of room for my planes since 1985.
But it was (is) getting out of hand, with most flat and semi-flat areas hosting planes, some still in the way, at risk of falling or being knocked to the floor.

I had put up a wall mounted nose-in rack, using 1/2" PVC pipe screwed into a plywood sheet with sheetrock screws through end cap pieces. At first, I'd used "T" pieces with the backs cut off, but that was more expensive and required cutting with a table saw (which I don't have). This storage method works well, as I have a tall wall in my garage, however, reaching the uppermost planes can be difficult, requiring a ladder to get to them. Also, wall space in a garage is a precious commodity, so when I saw the Z-Rack-N-Stack-Hanger and then read Brett_N's post about the pull-down pulleys, I knew it was something I had to try.
Posted by GBLynden | Feb 02, 2019 @ 04:19 PM | 4,003 Views
This is my buddy Bill's maiden flight with the E-flite V900 that ends with a crash:

E-flite V900 BNF Basic Maiden Flight RC Plane Crash With Bill (3 min 22 sec)

Note: Be sure you have set SAFE Select to a switch for the throws you need.
Posted by mrfliboy | Feb 02, 2019 @ 04:03 PM | 5,468 Views
Having fun now.
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 02, 2019 @ 10:18 AM | 2,357 Views
Halloa guys

So yeah.. instead of calling a product a '..... killer' I guess? :P And I allso have to admit I might be a bit of a Matek fanboy :P I am not sponsored by them eighter by the way.. I have allways had good results with their products though

Link to today's FC: Matek F722 -SE - Flight Controller + PDB

This is quite a special one though.. it has A LOT of features.. Really impressive..

The Matek F722-SE.. the Rollse Royce of Flight Controllers :D (14 min 40 sec)

List of special features:
+ It's a Matek product :P
+ Dual IMU's
+ Dual FPV camera inputs / switchable
+ 5 UART's
+ 8 DShot1200 channels
+ Up to 8S
+ VTX shut down
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Feb 02, 2019 @ 07:47 AM | 27,387 Views
The Yuneec H Plus

Over the last few weeks I was given the opportunity to spend some time with the Yuneec H Plus, in the two videos I go over the spec ands main features as well at the end if part 2 given you some of my thoughts on it.

There are also some pics attached of the craft its self.

Yuneec say

Meet the second generation of Typhoon H - a hexacopter even more powerful than before. Creatives will benefit from a new one-inch sensor camera capable of 4K/60fps video and 20-megapixel stills. An all-new, larger, quieter six-rotor airframe provides stability in winds in excess of 30mph. Other drones force you to choose between image quality or flight stability, but the Typhoon H Plus gives you both.

Key Features of the H Plus is:

C23 1" sensor camera that can capture up to 20 MP Photos and 4K Video @ 60 FPS
100Mbps H264 ans H265 HECV Recording
New flight controller based on PX4 with integrated backup and failsafe
Optimised design for improved airflow and cooling
Specially shielded key components for increased reliability
Equipped with flight modes including Follow Me, Point of Interest and Curve Cable Cam
ST16 Ground Station with Android Device builtin.

Included In the package In the kit UK kit is

Typhoon H Plus Craft

C23 1“ camera with Gimbal and gimbal protection

ST16S Ground Station

2 HV LiPo flight batteries (4S 5250mAh LiPo 79.8Wh)

Flight battery LiPo charger

Power cord and
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Posted by TheBeardedWonder | Feb 02, 2019 @ 02:53 AM | 1,203 Views
Mocking up the remix clone and learning I may on be able to get 5" props on it..
Posted by Miami Mike | Feb 01, 2019 @ 10:10 PM | 4,144 Views
I like the Castle Creations Phoenix Edge ESC's auxiliary input with the white wire. For my ALES sailplanes I programmed mine in the RX ARM LOCK mode so that Channel 8 on my receiver operates the motor safety lockout. It plays a little tune through the motor when I arm it and a different tune when I disarm it.

I also have ALES CAM limiters installed, which I leave active at all times, even for practicing and sport flying. Since the recommended CAM Limiter hookup routes the entire plane's electrical power through the limiter, its cables, and connectors, which is an arrangement that I don't like, I instead swapped the orange and white wires on my ESC so that the orange throttle signal wire is alone on one plug and the white aux wire, red (+) wire, and brown (-) wire are together on the other plug.

Change this:

To this:

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Posted by 1boho | Feb 01, 2019 @ 07:52 PM | 3,695 Views
I want to work on an Intelligent stator cage design here. we have had already many ideas but it means nothing if no one will try the work. So
I will.
Posted by starcad | Feb 01, 2019 @ 06:45 PM | 19,155 Views
Before getting started I’ll assume you have the STK Tool along with the latest firmware and the Configuration driver. Both the firmware and the driver can be found here. Take a look at the first image. This part will tell you how to plug a servo extension into one of the two S.Ports on the tool and into the receiver. I use a 24” servo extension. It also will give you information on what port to use for configuring the S6R and what port to use to upgrade the tool. Note: The tool already has the latest firmware so you may not have to update.

S.Port 1 is the configure receiver port and S.Port 2 is the update port for the STK Tool. Before hooking it up to your computer and the receiver check the polarity of the pins. Referring to picture 2, in the middle of the tool is a small slider switch. The top position is marked Config and the bottom marked Upgrade. Check to make sure it is in the top or Config position.

With the receiver connected to the s Port and to the STK Tool, plug the STK tool into one of the computers USB ports. You should hear a sound letting you know the USB port is active. Before opening the STK Tool, go to the computer's settings and in the search box type in ‘Device Manager’. Click on the Device manager link or icon to open. Look for Ports (Com & LPT) in the list. Click on the little arrow on the left side to expand the Ports list. You should see something like Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge (Comxxx) where xxx is the com...Continue Reading
Posted by TMacFPV | Feb 01, 2019 @ 01:54 PM | 1,597 Views
Starting a "Mini-Series" on potentially Great video transmitters (VTXs) for Micro Quad Builds. This is the first in that mini-series. Recently purchased the TBS Unify Pro Race 2 VTX because of TBS reputation for great quality VTXs, MMCX Connector, Audio Input Pad (allows for external microphone connection for audio in earbud while flying and also on DVR video), small size, and Only 4 grams! Reviewed features, physical size dimensions, and concluded with two flights (side-by-side) on both the minimum and maximum output power settings. What do you think of both the video and audio quality? Enjoy!

Posted by alex_nikiforov | Feb 01, 2019 @ 01:26 PM | 1,725 Views
URUAV 250/450mAh 1S Lipo Battery. Full Review. Banggood (10 min 3 sec)

URUAV 250mAh 40C/80C 1S Lipo Battery PH2.0 Buy Link:

URUAV 450mAh 50/100C 1S Lipo Battery PH2.0 Buy Link:
Posted by Micubano | Feb 01, 2019 @ 12:43 PM | 2,838 Views
The pull-pull system, motor, air scoops, and ESC are run. All I have left are the wing bolts, cowl/prop/spinner, and the Aura 8/SR8010T combo. I looked at so many pictures for the pull-pull system for the holes. The hole in the rudder was the worst to find because it was under the solid black covering. Putting a light behind it would not help, but I could feel it. I kept running my finger over one side until the square was pronounced on the covering and then cut through it. Both ropes are clamped tight, centered, and give the same pitch guitar string like twang when I pluck them.

I took my time cutting through all the holes that were covered by the fiberglass on the motor box and the air scoops. Everything was flat and debris free in the motor box when I mounted the motor. The air scoops are aligned almost perfectly symmetrical. If they are off, I can't tell.

The one thing I noticed is how many different adhesives I used in this project. Thin CA (balsa screw holes), Thick CA (air scoops), 5-minute epoxy (hinges and other things), and 30-minute epoxy (I forget, but it was something that needed to be strong). 5-Minute Epoxy was definitely used the most.

Maybe this weekend I will actually finish the build and get the electronics set and tested.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Feb 01, 2019 @ 10:39 AM | 2,210 Views
DustOff #3 - WLToys F949 Cessna 182 Brushless MOD

Here is a link to the Video:

I haven't flown this little plane with all the MODs I've performed on it, including the Brushless MOD, for quite some time.
It's time to Blow off the Dust!
The next session will be an FPV Flight ;-)

Here is a link to the plane:

WLtoys F949 3CH 2.4G Cessna 182 Micro RC Airplane RTF

Here is a link to our Struts MOD Tutorial:
Tutorial - Adding Struts to your WLToys F949 Cessna 182 (38 min 36 sec)

Here is a link to our Wing Extension & Flaps MOD Tutorial:
Tutorial - WLToys F949 Cessna 182 Wing Extension and Manual Flaps MOD Show & Tell (9 min 3 sec)
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Posted by scousethief | Feb 01, 2019 @ 08:07 AM | 6,296 Views

E-flite® F-15 Eagle 64mm EDF PNP & BNF Basic Jet (2 min 29 sec)

Theres no real rush....................ive only waited like..............8 YEARS !


When it comes to air superiority, none have yet succeeded against the one and only F-15 Eagle in air-to-air combat. So advanced and formidable, the F-15 is expected to log a 60-year long service life. The E-flite® F-15 Eagle 64mm EDF jet is a potent replica of the McDonnell Douglas design that makes it possible to enjoy the thrill of flying an air superiority fighter of your own. It's also the easiest F-15 model to fly when equipped with AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies (BNF® Basic version only).

Key Features
The easiest to fly high-performance F-15 Eagle EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jet model yet
Scale replica of the world-renowned air superiority fighter flown by the U.S. Air Force
11-blade 64mm fan delivers great vertical performance and top speed plus turbine-like sound
Factory-installed high-power 4S-compatible brushless motor, 40-amp ESC and 5 servos
Spektrum™ 6-channel 2.4GHz receiver with industry-leading DSMX® technology
Unmatched stability and precision of AS3X® technology for smoother flight performance
Easy to fly with optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection
Optional-use fixed landing gear with steerable nose wheel
Bolt-on wings with removable tanks and missiles
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Posted by Jack Crossfire | Feb 01, 2019 @ 03:17 AM | 7,593 Views
To the stars (0 min 11 sec)

The engine that's taking us to the stars. At least, seeing it brought more confidence than the last month of layoffs & artwork. They definitely got derailed with the focus on the shiny nose, then the thing getting blown over & a month in launch delays to repair the decoration.

The engine was radically different than any previous design, with a turbopump mounted in line with the combustion chamber. Many pipes had to be very long to do that, but it might be lighter to have the turbopump inject oxygen directly into the combustion chamber. This allows more engines to be packed in a smaller horizontal space.

To make the pipes longer, they had to be very narrow. The Merlin famously uses very narrow pipes & high velocity fluid. They operate right at the limit of how fast a fluid can travel through a pipe.

They could also have the turbine on the very top, driving a fuel pump which forces fuel down into the oxidizer pump, which forces the mixture into the combustion chamber. Oxygen is usually the one they want to minimize contact with.

The powerhead is going to be a deadly stick when swinging from the thrust vectoring. It looks more like a traditional jet engine.
Posted by flyr rc | Feb 01, 2019 @ 01:28 AM | 1,347 Views
whats up guy im new here just a intro but im for sure a arrma man