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Posted by scousethief | Feb 12, 2019 @ 09:18 AM | 1,347 Views
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/excalibur-pnf.html

Durafly Excalibur High Performance 1600mm V-Tail Glider PNF Maiden flight (20 min 50 sec)


Video courtesy of the very famous Captainz Petrincic and Blaz and a link to their very funny Youtube channel. Please use their links so that any revenue via ads is directed towards the pilots https://www.youtube.com/user/petrincic1/videos





Forged for a King in a distant realm, the legendary Excalibur is here.

The most anticipated Durafly release this year, The Excalibur must be flown to be truly appreciated. Innovative design features, such as the cantilever forward swept wing, V-tail tail surfaces, incredibly strong construction and stunning lines.

Just like the legendary sword, Excaliburs strength is paramount. The engineers at Durafly were given their hardest challenge yet, to design a wing that is ultra thin but incredibly strong in EPO foam!

The wing has carefully positioned carbon fiber reinforcement and pre-tensioned glass fiber strips. The fuselage is feature packed with a square carbon fiber tube and glass fiber strips. The V-tail along with control surfaces are reinforced. All these features combine to make the Excalibur a weapon.

Servos are all pre-installed with a whopping 3542 800kv Aerostar brushless outrunner motor up front. 60amp Aerostar brushless speed controller. Two piece removable wing makes assembly fast with wire-free PCB connection between the wing and fuse.

Rule the sky with the Excalibur.

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Posted by scousethief | Feb 01, 2019 @ 08:07 AM | 6,203 Views
https://www.horizonhobby.com

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 !

Manual
https://www.horizonhobby.com/pdf/EFL...-Manual-EN.pdf

Introduction
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
Magnetically-...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Jan 30, 2019 @ 07:15 AM | 6,109 Views
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/avios-c130-gray-1600-pnp.html Military Grey

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/avios-c130-blue-angels-1600-pnp.html Blue Angels "Fat Albert"

Avios C-130 1600mm PNF - HobbyKing Product Video (2 min 34 sec)


Balancing 8 quad props is gonna be a B*TCH but "no pain = no gain" ....................apparently . Fill this Big Baby with batteries and cameras and get flying.

Pilot your very own C-130 with this exquisite scale aircraft. Completed with the highest level of scale detail, this AVIOS aircraft is the best replica on the market. With a 1600mm wingspan and measuring over a metre in length, the AVIOS C-130 features fully sequenced landing gear, working cargo door, navigation lights, and scale props.

Beloved worldwide, the American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft is capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings. The C-130 was assigned as a troop, medevac and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, and aerial firefighting. It is now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide.

The historic aircraft features pre-installed electronics, removable wings, and bolt-together pieces. Coming in two color schemes, the C-130 is available in the Blue Angels US Navy aerobatics...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Jan 25, 2019 @ 11:04 AM | 6,482 Views
Link to Complete Kit (Superbike , Transmitter and Battery )
Link to Barebones Kit ( Add your own electronics)
Link to Zippy 2S 1300mAh 25C Lipo battery
Link to FPV Camera and Video Transmitter (optional)
Link to Nano Tech 1000mAh 3S 40C for BEAST mode



I like my stuff to go FAST and if it will go fast AND carry a camera so much the better, so, when HobbyKing approached and asked if i would like to try the V2 of their 1/8 scale Rc Superbike i of course instantly agreed. In the past i have repaired/upgraded a fair few of the previous generation of Nitro powered aluminium and plastic models but as with everything in our hobby materials and power systems have evolved and Carbon Fibre and Brushless motors have taken over as the main building components allowing powerful but light models to surpass the (relatively) heavy and complicated models of old.
An added bonus of using Carbon fibre and Brushless systems is the reduced cost in manufacturing and this lowering of costs plus the simplicity of using Brushless motors and Lipo's as a source of power has brought what was previously quite a niche product back into the realms of affordable Rc products.
With the complexity and mess of the old Nitro engines gone we can now spend more time doing what we enjoy and the reduced costs means we can buy more

On to the blurb..........

The New V2 H-King HKM390 brushless Racer is a superb on-road 1/8 RC motorcycle and has all the getup and go associated with racing bikes. The...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Jan 15, 2019 @ 11:47 AM | 6,814 Views


Most already know that i do enjoy "tools" that Work ! and by work i mean screwdriver inserts that dont break off or bend when you try to dig out that last stubborn screw or the screwdriver itself doesnt fall apart when you use it on anything other than foam. There are a multitude of different options available from pound/dollar shop sets that are a gamble on quality ( ive had some good sets and bad ) to mid-priced general sets and all the way up to expensive high quality sets that look very nice but are out of my price range ( doesnt stop me looking ).

My go-to set has been the Daniu 25in1 set in the 3rd post below and it suits me perfectly fine ( because its CHEAP, $4.44 atm ) the Daniu set is contained in a simple imitation leather wallet and the supplied bits are enough to take care of the majority of jobs you would use a mini screwdriver for. More importantly the bits are reliable and quite sturdy and havent bent or chipped even with my usual heavy handed abuse. The Daniu bits are held in the wallet in an angled slot which helps prevent the bits from falling out or coming loose in your pocket. I have had the Daniu set for quite a while now and its still in excellent condition with all bits in tact and i honestly have ZERO complaints about this set so i will use it as a benchmark to gauge the quality and reliability of all future sets.

The Christmas period left me a few £'s in my wallet and having plenty of toys to play with i decided to buy a couple of...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Jan 04, 2019 @ 09:52 AM | 8,821 Views
https://www.banggood.com/New-Year-Pr...tlinkid=109766



These are solid ! i have 4 of these myself and are now my preferred VTX, they are 40ch with selectable mw output including PitMode they have a 5V bec for your DVR/Cam AND have SmartAudio , i cannot fault these at all and i am replacing my Eachine 526 ( which are flawless) with these to make use of the variable output and S.A . Stock up while you can.

Specification:
Brand name: Eachine
Model: TX805
Item name: FPV Transmitter VTX
Frequency: 5.8G
Channels: 40CH
Input voltage: 7V~24V
5V camera supply: 120mA(MAX)----25mW@12V
5V camera supply: 200mA(MAX)----200mW@12V
5V camera supply: 300mA(MAX)----600mW@12V
5V camera supply: 350mA(MAX)----800mW@12V
Extra features: Smart audio
Power supply: 5V output for Camera
Output power: 25mW/200mW/600mW/800mW switchable
Antenna connector: MMCX
Cable connector: Solder pads
Dimensions: 36mm*22mm*5mm,30.5 stackable hole
Weight: 8g(excluding antenna)

Features:
1. Pitmode
2. Support Smart audio
3. 40 channels with MIC
4. Power failure memory
5. 25/200/600/800mw power switchable
6. Support OSD Configuring via Betaflight FC
7. One button frequency and power setup
8. 7-24V wide input voltage with 5V for camera,12V typical corresponding current value:
25mw-120mA 200mw-200mA 600mw-300mA 800mw-350mA
9. Solid MMCX antenna connection and MMCX brass dipole antenna


Button control Channel select mode
Channel select
Select channels by simple short...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Dec 28, 2018 @ 12:13 PM | 10,644 Views
https://www.banggood.com/MN-90-1-12-2_4G-4WD-Rc-Car-Front-LED-Light-2-Body-Shell-Roof-Rack-Crawler-Monster-Truck-RTR-Toy-p-1364874.html



WAHEY !!!!!! its arrived !!! , its a mixed bag , mostly good (mod worthy) with a little mediocre thrown in for good measure.

The LAND ROVER DEFENDER D90 ( its ALL capitals , dont blame me its Iconic ) is one 'the' most well known vehicles of all time, being amazing resilient and reliable LAND ROVER carved their own market by producing vehicles that could take on the elements and beat them in to submission. LAND ROVER's name has become iconic across the world ( and across the 9 realms) proving amazingly capable even in the most extreme situations, so iconic that even a God drives one.............

I give you LAND ROVER and THOR ! ( hence the 9 realms c'mon its a bit of fun ) Range Rover are of course LAND ROVER for girls


Description:
Basic information Item name:Rc Car
Item No:MN-90
Scale: 1/12
Color:red,yellow and green
Max speed:about 15km/h Power System
Motor:130 brushed motor

Transmitter Frequency: 2.4G
Channel: 4CH Battery Car Battery: 6V 500mAh battery(included)
Playing time:about 25minutes
Other Material:ABS and metal Dimension Car Size:35*16.5*20.5cm
Box Size:42*18*23.5cm
Function:
Forward,backward,turn left,turn right,front LED light

Note:
The color shows that this one only include one car,but with 2 body shell roof rack

Package included:
1X Rc Car(included the battery and with 2 body...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Dec 23, 2018 @ 09:30 AM | 11,512 Views
https://www.geekbuying.com/item/Wltoys-12429-RC-Car-with-LED-Lights-RTR-White-408972.html




A (relatively) new model from WLToys the "12429", a 1/12 scale -four wheel drive -off road- open bodied-Desert Buggy styled bundle of joy. The 12429 blends newer build methods and old school reliability to create a sporty looking hard shell body riding on a stripped down 4WD- front and rear differential chassis...................... And it looks NICE

Had a play with this one tons of fun , i will get to the review as soon as possible ( apologies for the late review, hospital etc has gotten in the way )

Basic information

Brand: WLtoys
Model: 12429
Scale: 1/12
Color: white
ESC: Brush
Charger: Included
Control method: Radio control
Transmitter Frequency: 2.4G
Battery: Li 7.4V 15000Mah
Transmitter battery:4x1.5AA
Driving time: 15min
Charging time: 2h
Control distance: >100m
Max speed:40km/h
Dimension
Size38.5*26*20.5cm
Package:48.5*27.5*21.5cm
Feature:
1.Structural control simulation with high-brightness LED lights and manual brain.
2.Forward and backward, turn left and right, it is a rear-mounted straight bridge climbing car with large wheels, high chassis and good climbing performance.
3.Data cable.7.4v2000mA USB charging cable. Line length 50CM XH-3P environmental protection (excluding 5V/2A adapter)

Package included:
1X RC car
1x Transmitter
1X Manual
1X Small cross sleeve


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Posted by scousethief | Dec 18, 2018 @ 03:23 PM | 11,718 Views
Buy from whichever vendor has the lowest price. Prices are correct at the time of posting

https://www.banggood.com/XK-A800-4CH-780mm-3D6G-System-RC-Glider-Airplane-Compatible-Futaba-RTF-p-1286778.html $55.95

https://www.geekbuying.com/item/XK-A800-2-4G-5CH-EPO-Wingspan-3D-6G-System-RC-Glider-Airplane-RTF-408818.html $53.99



This will be a minor review of the XK A800 mini 4ch "warm liner" stabilised glider, it is worth noting that XK is a branch of WLToys and so during the review i will make some comments regarding the similarities or differences between the two manufacturers .
WLToys are of course a relatively well known brand to most of us and they produced the forerunner to the A800 in the form of the WLToys F959, the F959 was a little limited by its use of only Rudder, Elevator and Throttle but was still quite a nice little summer afternoon time burner for many of us and the availability of low cost spares meant it fit into the purpose of being an easy trainer very nicely. There are many differences between the A800 and F959 but fundamentally they are aimed at the same market with the A800 having a more modern feature in the form of stabilisation.

Description:
Brand name: XK
Item number: A800
Wingspan: 780mm
Length: 530mm
Height: 133mm
Material: EPO
Flying weight: about 110g
Motor: N60 iron core
Battery: 7.4v 300mAh
Flying time: about 20 minutes
Charge time: about 40 minutes
Transmitter mode: 2.4G
Transmitter range: about 200 meters

Features:
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Posted by scousethief | Dec 17, 2018 @ 08:25 AM | 11,155 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Tyro79-140mm-3-Inch-DIY-Version-FPV-Racing-RC-Drone-F4-OSD-20A-BLHeli_S-40CH-200mW-700TVL-p-1398963.html




Looks like a 140mm version of the tyro99, priced at $79 and available in January this looks like a nice budget friendly mid sized quad for the backpack.

Eachine Tyro79 140mm 3 Inch DIY Version FPV Racing RC Drone w/ F4 OSD 20A BLHeli_S 700TVL Camera 5.8G 40CH 200mW VTX

Note:
1. This is the DIY version that comes unassembled.
2. Comes without battery, charger, receiver or remote control.

Item Specification
140mm Racing Frame Kit

Wheel base: 140mm
Frame arm thickness: 3mm
Upper plate thickness: 1mm
Side plate thickness: 1mm
Frame kit material: 3K carbon fiber & CNC 6065 aluminium

1607 2800KV 2-4S Brushless Motor

KV: 2800KV
Lipo cell: 2-4S
Weight: 17.8g (includes wires)
Output shaft length: 14mm
Maximum pull: signal 630g (4S 3030 4-blade propeller)
Maximum power: 350W
Configu-ration: 9N/12P
Mounting holes distance: 12*12mm
Mounting holes: φM2
Bearing: NSK
N52 Strong NdFeB Magnet
Recommend propeller: 3 inch

4 IN 1 20A BLHeli_S ESC

Continuous current: 20A
Peak current: 25A (10S)
BEC output: no
Input voltage: 2-4S
Main control chip: 48mhz EFM8BB2
Firmware upgrade: Supports Dshot600/BLHeli_S/Oneshot125
MOS: 3*3
MOS type: vs3610ae 30v64a

Customized F4 Flight Controller

Main control chip: STM32F411
Sensor: ICM20602 6-axis
Integrated OSD
PPM/DSM/IBUS/UAR share:...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Dec 10, 2018 @ 07:50 AM | 11,823 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Diatone-201...p-1395006.html



Diatone 2019 GT R249 HD Edition 95mm 2 Inch 4S FPV Racing RC Drone PNP w/ Mamba F4 OSD 25A Dshot600 RunCam Split Mini 2 TX200U

Diatone 2019 GT-Rabbit R249(R90) 2inch HD FPV Racing Drone PNP F4 8K OSD 20A Blheli_S ESC RunCam Split Mini 2

Receiver plug port - Frsky R-XSR JST1.25


Specification:
Brand name: Diatone
Item name: GT-Rabbit R249(R90) 2inch 3-4S
Color: Bla/White/Transparent
Fury F4 OSD 8K flight controller: MPU6000 Six-Axis; OSD; 16M Flash; 5V 2A BEC;
Camera: RunCam Split Mini 2
VTX: Runcam TX200U VTX

Parameter

Model RunCam TX200U
Frequency Channel 5.8G 48CH
Output Power 25mW / 200mW
Working Current 5V@150~400mA
Voltage out 5V@max 250mA
Voltage in 1S 3.5-5.5V
Video Input Impedance 75 Ohm
Antenna U.FL 5.8G 2dB Omni antenna
Weight 2.5g (with antenna)
PCB Size 19mm*19mm

ESC: F25 20A Current Sensor 3-4S
Motor: Mamba racing 1105 5500KV 3-4S
Propeller: 2 inch

Please note:
The PNP (Plug and Play) version comes without battery, charger, receiver or remote control.

Package included:
1 x 2019 GT-Rabbit R249(R90) 2inch HD Version


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https://www.banggood.com/Diatone-2019-GT-R249-95mm-2-Inch-4S-FPV-Racing-RC-Drone-PNP-w-F4-OSD-25A-RunCam-Micro-Swift-TX200U-p-1377959.html



Diatone 2019 GT R249 95mm 2 Inch 4S FPV Racing RC...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Dec 06, 2018 @ 09:37 AM | 12,750 Views
Everyone loves to receive gifts including me but these ones have me scratching my head. This is the 2nd "gift" to arrive in the last 7 days and i have literally no clue who, why or what the purpose is . Dont get me wrong im finding this really quite funny and the objects are sort of growing on me but.......... HELP ME FIND WHO LOL............................

I patiently await the next arrival .....................

The address on the label is

FT No 3
Two Heng Road
Helong Road
Baiyun District
Guangzhou
Guangdong
China
Zip 510440



Posted by scousethief | Nov 27, 2018 @ 06:57 PM | 12,687 Views


Apparently on its way for review, I'll leave it as is just in case it becomes a time wasting name and shame review.

Looks like its a name and shame after all Just another vendor wanting FREE promotions for their products, oh well. On to the next I have a feeling this list is going to become rather large.
Posted by scousethief | Nov 06, 2018 @ 09:08 AM | 20,131 Views
https://www.geekbuying.com/item/ZOHD-Dart-XL-Extreme-Wingspan-FPV-RC-Airplane-PNP-White-406802.html

https://www.banggood.com/ZOHD-Dart-XL-Extreme-FPV-Aircraft-RC-Airplane-PNP-p-1365551.html



Lets get on with it shall we

Zohd Dart Extreme quick put together (1 min 9 sec)


The Dart XL Extreme is the latest Flying wing from noted manufacturer Zohd/Sonicmodell. Following hot on the heels of the Extremely popular forward swept Dart Zohd have taken everything that they learned listening to the community and combined that with their own creative vision to create the Dart XL . Slightly bigger than its brother the Dart XL measures in at a tidy 1 metre and boasts some interesting features that on a "stock" model are very rarely seen.
The XL "out of the box" has some funky little Vortex Generators, on the XL these are little plastic inserts that you can glue into the leading edge of the wing and their use should aid slower flight and help prevent early tip-stalls a trait i am far too familiar with The winglet or tip on the XL also points down rather than the more typical "up" and there is a ton of information with regard to which is best that you can toddle off and blow your mind with but it is suffice to say that if nothing else it "looks bloody awesome".
The main body of the XL is HUGE i can nearly fit the fuselage from my Dart in there ! and as an experiment i was able to fit 18 x 18650 batteries in the front...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Nov 03, 2018 @ 07:13 AM | 19,049 Views
https://www.banggood.com/Emax-Tinyhawk-Indoor-FPV-Racing-Drone-BNF-RTF-F4-4in1-3A-15000KV-37CH-25mW-600TVL-p-1375328.html



Emax Tinyhawk Indoor FPV Racing Drone BNF F4 4in1 3A 15000KV 37CH 25mW 600TVL

Specification:
Brand name: Emax
Item name: Tinyhawk
Item Specification
Main PCB
Flight Controller: F4 (MATEKF411 firmware)
ESCs: 4in1 3A


Receiver: EMAX Tiny receiver (Compatible with Frsky D8 mode)
Motor
Stator: 8mm x 2.5mm (08025)
KV: 15000kv
Propeller
Diameter: 40mm
Blades: 3
Pitch: 23mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Camera and VTX
VTX Power: 25mw
Channels: 37CH
Camera Properties: 600TVL CMOS
Battery
Voltage: 1s 4.35v HV
Capacity: 450 mAh
Discharge rating: 80c/160c


Feature:
- 75mm Indoor racing drone
- 08025 brushless motor with durable ball bearing for increase flight and low maintenance
- Durable polypropylene plastic frame with propeller guards
- Motor beeper function. Find your tinyhawk after a crash
- Speeds up to 56kph
- Up to 4 minutes flight time on single battery
- Fast F4 Processor for smooth stable flight characteristics
- MPU6000 gyro for vibration free operations
- Unique inverted motor design to keep CG as low as possible to fit in the smallest of spaces
- 25mw VTX and 600tvl Camera included for fun FPV flight via FPV style goggles
- Smart Audio function to change VTX channel via your transmitter
- OSD settings control to customize flight feel
- Pre-tuned from factory with expert pilots and new pilots in mind. 3 rate profile settings for all types of flying feel
- Plug in type motors for easy maintenance
- 1s High Voltage (HV) 450mah lipo included
- Frsky compatible D8 receiver built in to FC
- Custom carbon fiber themed carrying case

Package Included:
1 x Tinyhawk FPV Racing Drone
1 x Light weight soft carry case, with carbon fiber look
1 x USB High Voltage capable 4 port USB Charger
1 x 1s High Voltage (HV) 450mah lipo battery. GNB powered







Posted by scousethief | Oct 31, 2018 @ 07:20 AM | 18,946 Views
https://www.geekbuying.com/item/Feiyue-FY07-RC-Car-RTR-Red-405192.html



As always everything starts with the box..........

Description:

Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Brand: FEIYUE
Item: Desert Truck
Item No.:FY07
Scale: 1/12
Features: Radio Control
Drive Type: 4 WD
Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR
Motor:2212 Brushless motor (3200KV) 398×230 ×182 cm
Speed Controller:35A Brushless Waterproof Track: 200mm Wheelbase: 249mm
Servo:9g high speed metal gear steering gear
Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control
Detailed Control Distance: 70~80m
Transmitter Power: 4 x 1.5V AA (not included)
Car Power: Built-in rechargeable battery
Racing Time: 14~15mins Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Battery :7.4V 1500mAH large magnification lithium battery
Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Functions: Brake,Forward/backward,Turn left/right
Material: Electronic Components,Metal,Plastic,TPR Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Product weight: 3.0000 kg
Package weight: 3.2500 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 43.00 x 25.00 x 22.00 cm / 16.93 x 9.84 x 8.66 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 55.00 x 30.00 x 23.00 cm / 21.65 x 11.81 x 9.06 inches


Package included:

1 x RC Truck
1 x Transmitter
1 x Charger


...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Oct 30, 2018 @ 09:19 AM | 19,161 Views
https://www.banggood.com/WPL-B36-Ural-116-2_4G-6WD-Rc-Car-Military-Truck-Rock-Crawler-Command-Communication-Vehicle-RTR-Toy-p-1353390.html



***I have added some additional photos to the thread , i understand that my first set are a little dark ( it seems my camera issue has returned ) and so i have stripped the B36 down again and took new shots so that you can see everything clearly, some may appear to have too much contrast , this is because in order to get clear shots i had to increase the contrast on the camera( the gloss black on the chassis obviously doesnt help) . Hopefully it doesnt spoil the images too much.***

The WPL B36 Ural is a 1/16 scale version of the 6 wheel drive military communications truck, its drive train consists of a geared brushed 180 motor with self adjusting universal joints and differentials front, mid and rear. For suspension WPL have opted for a more scale "look" and used "leaf" springs rather than the more typical oil filled sprung shock keeping the whole scale aesthetic to its maximum . Steering on the B36 is clean and crisp being proportional and provided by a nice chunky servo which is a HUGE upgrade compared to the lower budget motor and worm gear offered on so many budget models.

The B36 is basically a 2 part model , the chassis comprising of the whole power train and steering controls and the scale upper body. This scale body is incredibly detailed for an RC model and if i had to draw on something similar...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Oct 11, 2018 @ 08:08 AM | 18,837 Views
https://www.banggood.com/110-D90-90020-90021-90018-RC-Climbing-Car-Hard-Plastic-BODY-SHELL-For-HPI-p-1213610.html

The "upgrade" body for the Remo 1073 has arrived (link above) and so modifications can commence. The LED's should be here within the next few days and they will be (probably) the final upgrade to the aesthetics .
The next jobs all revolve around the drive train and handling, these mods will be extensive and with a little luck will bring something new into the hobby





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Posted by scousethief | Oct 07, 2018 @ 03:53 PM | 23,221 Views
https://www.geekbuying.com/item/ZOHD...NP-390384.html

https://www.banggood.com/ZOHD-Dart-Sweepforward-Wing-635mm-Wingspan-FPV-EPP-Racing-Wing-RC-Airplane-KIT-p-1201965.html



The ZOHD Dart is a molded EPP forward swept flying wing in the Sub-250g category. The interesting premise is that aside from looking absolutely stunning in the air the wing can be disassembled and carried in a backpack and then without any tools be assembled at the field. Before we go any further i have to stop and comment on the Darts "look"
There are of course a number of planes already available that have the swept forward wing setup but they are few and far between so it is always interesting when a new model appears on the market . The plane that will spring to mind for most is the SU-47 Berkut or Grumman X-29 and any that flew those (RC obviously ) planes will be aware that the correct CG and tight pitch control are paramount due to the nature of the forward swept wing platform.
On top of stunning looks the Zohd Dart has a trick under its sleeve and that is that it will break down into its component parts which makes it great for a true backpack wing. The main body of the Dart is also large enough to carry all the necessary FPV equipment and keep it nicely protected while you travel



OK , so , everything starts with the box............


The main body/fuselage of the Dart is a relatively simple shell with removable lid for access to the internal bay.
...Continue Reading