Posted by Draven | May 25, 2021 @ 11:19 AM | 8,009 Views
Ultimate with upgrades (oversized tires, geared down, 3s vxl brushless, proline megalodon body, esc and motor fans, jconcepts overtray).
Posted by Draven | May 25, 2021 @ 11:18 AM | 6,760 Views
My TRX4 sport converted to a Blazer. Working lights, brass undercarriage, aluminum beadlock wheels, falken wildpeaks.
Posted by unboxingexp | May 25, 2021 @ 11:01 AM | 8,854 Views
I found the pinout of the GoPro GPS module on the internet. As it weighs only around 2.5g I thought it's perfect for my Nanolongrange V2 build. Imo it is not faster than the Beitian Bn180/220, but also not slower at half the weight! You can get under 100g AUW with external VTX and full sized AIO board. Also it should be pretty easily available as a lot of you did a naked Gopro mod.
How to use a Gopro GPS module for FPV (2 min 42 sec)

Posted by Jim.Thompson | May 25, 2021 @ 05:09 AM | 4,676 Views
My 1400 mm span model built this way was so successful, I decided to build a larger one.
The wing construction is possibly the only part that requires some explanation.
(See my previous notes) The only difference is that I had to machine up a larger diameter mandrel to roll the carbon tubes on. I used cheap Pine for this and treated it with two coats of laminating epoxy. The size was 40 mm at the root end, tapering to 30 mm at the tip.
SD8020 airfoil @ 15% thickness.
16 mm wide blue foam ribs.
Pauwlonia drag spar, LE, control surfaces etc. with 1mm balsa rib capping.
The joiner is in construction now. It will be Douglas Fir capped with 2 mm carbon strips top and bottom.
I will describe how I mate a rectangular section joiner into a conical tube later when I take some pictures. It will be much easier that way.
Posted by Cabledawg1 | May 25, 2021 @ 01:22 AM | 7,168 Views
Precision Aerobatics Katana MD RC airplane I'm selling on RCGroups

It has 2 Hitec HS-65MG and 2 Digital HS-5065MG. I don't remember what motor or ESC is in there, but it would not be junk. I think it is an Extreme Flight motor and ESC, but cant really see up in there. I am not including a receiver but am including 3 batteries if you want them. Ignore the wiring, I just put in a RX to show everything working. It is a beautiful model with minimal hangar rash. Never been crashed and there is no balsa broken anywhere.

Quick video showing everything working:
Katana MD RC airplane I'm selling on RCGroups Video (0 min 19 sec)

I would like to get $190.

Based on what has sold in the past, I think I am close on price. This one sold for $350...
Posted by Angry Don | May 25, 2021 @ 12:50 AM | 8,351 Views
Hi everybody,
Here's my first test with the 2.4G Express LRS from Happymodel.
Amazing work from the dev team

Happymodel Express LRS 2.4Ghz 🤯👌 900mhz First test ELRS Low latency long range protocol (8 min 7 sec)

Posted by old4570 | May 24, 2021 @ 11:08 PM | 12,268 Views
Taken long enough right !

Phenix 60 , my 600mm EDF wing project has to date failed and failed again .

First fail was when the 30mm EDF motor up and died !
2nd Fail was the lack of thrust from the 2nd 30mm EDF unit .

The Phenix 60 is in dry dock having a 40mm alloy EDF transplant .

Yes , thats a BBQ skewer sticking out the Bee Hive ! It's there to keep an eye on the thrust angle ..
While the EDF gets glued in .
Hopefully , bye the time these big winds have had their fun , I can maybe have a 3rd maiden ( one with thrust ) .

XK A430 on a cold morning (5 min 42 sec)

I did half a loop from inverted ( half a outside loop ) ..
Next time , I will see about a full outside loop starting from inverted flight .
Posted by Jack Crossfire | May 24, 2021 @ 10:29 PM | 11,131 Views
The lion kingdom finally decided to start replacing LIPO with AA for certain applications, after decades of LIPO being the future of everything. The mane problem is a lot of stuff uses less power than it used to & a lot of stuff is hardly ever used. Flashlights are a case where power needs have gone to virtually nothing. If LIPO's aren't used & they have any charge, they just puff. The bathroom scale got its puffed LIPO finally replaced with AA's. They'll leak like crazy, but last longer than a LIPO.

There is a desire to power the camera remote controls with a single AA to reduce their size, but they require a booster from 1.5V to 3.3V & the days when AA holders were sold in every corner Radio Shack are over.

Bathtub 4 went 8 miles on only 238mAh/mile. The motors still get warmer than the heat sinks, but hope abounds.
Posted by bob57hdt | May 24, 2021 @ 12:53 PM | 9,995 Views
Hello everyone. It is amazing how time flies by. My last entry was more than two years ago and I do not know if anyone is following this anymore.

I just read and replied to a gentleman from central California that posted a reply to my blog about "What happened to Dura-lene." It had been 7 years since anyone had posted a reply to that blog, and it made me want to bring those of you that care, up to date on what I am doing. Here it goes:

In July of 2019 a snowbird (People that spend their winters in southern locations) club member had seen posters of the 1989-1992 Schneider Cup Re-enactment held here in Lake Havasu City. He asked around and found out that I was the person that created that event, I was still here in Lake Havasu and so he looked me up. He told me he was impressed with the posters and read up about the event and wondered if the event could be revived? I tried to explain that times were different, we had many RC magazines that all featured articles about the event. I had an incredible team of people that had their own teams for all the various areas that needed to be organized to put on such an event. He told me that he was a internet wizard and could create and reach tens of thousands of people. His enthusiasm was such, I agreed to explore the possibility. He got a fellow RC club member to join in and before I knew it, Schneider Cup LLC had been formed with the three of us as principals. We rented a huge 40' X 40' tent, made signs and...Continue Reading
Posted by benjamin presten | May 24, 2021 @ 10:57 AM | 10,938 Views
Spencer Air Car: The Spencer Air Car might win the award for longest incubation period of any aircraft. The first “Spencer Air Car” was test flown in 1941 but the first amatuer built kit wasn’t flown until 1974. And the last prototype wasn’t flown until 1983.

Percival Spencer who was born in 1897 had the pleasure of living through all of the early years of Aviation. He built a small hang glider in 1911 and continued to develop aircraft until he test flew the final Spencer Air Car at age 86. Spencer worked for Sikorsky in the late 1930s but ultimately ended up working for Republic as a test pilot during the war. After leaving Republic, Percival got back to work on the Air Car which he had begun working on prior to the war. With a promising prototype flying, Percival demonstrated his design to Republic who bought the rights to the design and developed it into the Seabee.

Many years later in 1968, Spencer got back to his design. He joined forces with retired USAF Col. “Andy” Anderson and started a new company to build the Air Car once again. The new Air Car retained the same layout as earlier versions but was increased in size to accommodate four people. The final product, the S-12-D Air Car, was powered by a Lycoming O-360 180hp or a Lycoming O-540 260hp. It was built out of wood and composites and was reportedly extremely complex to build.

Plans for the S-12-D were published for amatuer builders and at least 50 examples have been completed and flown. Given the...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | May 23, 2021 @ 10:46 PM | 20,389 Views
Got both heatsinks installed. Having to work around the plastic limitation of 3D printing makes the heat sinks a really complicated affair. The captive nuts & springy TPU gaskets do make fabrication easier. The farsteners can't be as tight with gaskets, but that springiness seems to be what kept them in before.
Posted by GEMFAN ts | May 23, 2021 @ 10:12 PM | 19,623 Views
Listen up! There’s a new Gemfan Cinelifter 8040-3 coming … 🎉
YOU get to decide the color!🤩

Vote 🗳 here and comment a photo of your quad!!
👉Matte black
👉Matte dark Gray(similar color with DJIFPV props)
👉Matte White
👉Matte RED

🥳From the color with the most amount of votes, we will choose a few lucky winners to test the 7035-3 and 8040-3 together for FREE!
Posted by Old_Pilot | May 23, 2021 @ 09:11 PM | 19,449 Views
This is what happens when you put a high performance aircraft in the hands of a high performance pilot

Venom III (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by PhinsPhanPhlyer | May 23, 2021 @ 05:29 PM | 18,536 Views
Got to spend some good time this weekend working on the trim for the Eagle 2 that's on my bench! I've done some patch jobs here and there but this is the first plane that I'm fully covering from bare wood to finished so thus far I'm very pleased with it! Need to finish up the backside, which I'm dreading trying to make it match, and add some stripes to the horizontal stab, but all in all I love it! I knew I was going to use white, and my 4 year old grabbed my lone roll of orange and suggested it and how could I tell her no? Used the Eagle 2 ARF I recently pickup as inspiration for the striping, with a few changes. Can't wait til it's done!
Posted by Sammy70 | May 23, 2021 @ 03:58 PM | 18,756 Views
Complete/functional plane minus EDF, esc, & Rx
Posted by RC Roundtable | May 23, 2021 @ 03:37 PM | 18,746 Views
Episode 129: "The Year of Wood" is now live!

In this live video episode, the gang celebrates their 5-year anniversary. The conversation is all over the place, so there's no menu this time. Just sit back and enjoy.

You can visit our website at to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.
We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, on twitter, or via email: [email protected].
Posted by GBLynden | May 23, 2021 @ 02:49 PM | 23,512 Views
This is Bryan's Giant Scale Top Flite F4U Corsair WWII Warbird At Warbirds Over Whatcom.

Bryan's Giant Scale Top Flite F4U Corsair WWII Warbird At Warbirds Over Whatcom (5 min 14 sec)