Posted by Ronen70 | Jun 27, 2019 @ 01:26 AM | 2,908 Views
I made a small tutorial of how I mix for knife edge flying
This really is a secret weapon!

Knife Edge mix Tutorial - The Secret weapon (4 min 58 sec)

Posted by Ronen70 | Jun 27, 2019 @ 01:21 AM | 2,704 Views
Posted by Ronen70 | Jun 27, 2019 @ 01:20 AM | 2,538 Views
Skywing Edge 540 32" (4 min 8 sec)

Posted by Ronen70 | Jun 27, 2019 @ 01:04 AM | 2,562 Views
Posted by Ronen70 | Jun 27, 2019 @ 01:04 AM | 2,466 Views
Crack Yak55 32" Knock off (4 min 53 sec)

Posted by Ronen70 | Jun 27, 2019 @ 01:03 AM | 2,343 Views
QQ Extra 300 3s Setup (5 min 37 sec)

Posted by Ronen70 | Jun 27, 2019 @ 12:46 AM | 2,311 Views
Skywing 48" laser260 PP (2 min 18 sec)

Posted by Joe52710 | Jun 26, 2019 @ 04:33 PM | 2,992 Views

I'm scratch building a 3lb (1.5kg) twin pusher rc plane. I've flown it once already, buy am stumped as to why the props aren't spinning at about the same RPM. I've tried setting the throttles ranges for the ESCs already, to little avail. Here's the setup:

Motor (x2): Detrum BM2815A-1100KV
Prop (x2): APC 6x6
ESC (x2): Detrum 30A
Battery: 2200mAh, 3s, 50C

On some does, when both motors are at full throttle, they have about the same RPM. Other days they are way off. Any clue as to why this is?


Posted by marblekit | Jun 26, 2019 @ 02:40 PM | 3,438 Views
Posted by unboxingexp | Jun 26, 2019 @ 11:16 AM | 3,710 Views
48cm LED EPP glider (1 min 25 sec)

Get it here:

Size: 47CM*48cm*12cm (L*W*H)
Fly Distance: About 30m
Material: EPP Foam
Color: Blue
Posted by Bill M - RC | Jun 26, 2019 @ 07:14 AM | 5,096 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

JJRC X6 Aircus review. This JJRC X6 Aircus 5G WIFI FPV Double GPS with 1080P Wide Angle Camera on a Two-Axis Self-Stabilizing Gimbal Quadcopter drone review includes unboxing, inspection, features, functions, setup, app, camera, gimbal, fpv range, indoor & outdoor flight tests. I also share an insight to a mod I did to improve the camera stability. Flight action starts at 12:47,…hope you enjoy watching this.

You can get this JJRC X6 Aircus 5G WIFI FPV Double GPS with 1080P Wide Angle Camera on a Two-Axis Self-Stabilizing Gimbal Quadcopter drone for a discounted price using coupon code: BGJJRCX6 (expires 2019-06-30) here now:

JJRC X6 Aircus review - 1080P Wide Angle Camera & Two Axis Self Stabilizing Gimbal (40 min 42 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Jun 25, 2019 @ 09:11 PM | 5,892 Views
Yeah ! I graded this a PITA ( Pain In The Abacus )
Well , I am now upgrading the rating to Pain In The Asp !

I did go out to maiden !
And my CG was too far back , but I had no other batteries that would fit .
Also , I did mention the lack of thrust from the factory prop . 0ooooh Yeah Baby ! ( What thrust ? )

So I came home and cut the factory prop off .
Fit a bullet prop adaptor and cut a 5x3 down to 4x3 as the 5x3 was loading the motor too much .

Problems !
I read a few comments where people talk about the motor coming lose .. Yeah , I had that .
Half a flight and the motor mounts came lose .
Tightened them and then gave the screws / mount a dose of cyno . ( Cyno for model airplanes is like Penicillin for humans )

I also went thru my battery collection and found a larger heavier battery that just fits .. ( Just )
It does no effect the CG that much ! Really need a battery that can be pushed further forward in the FUSE ! ( If any one from HK reads this )
Ps / Why bring a model to market ? When no battery fits .

Anyways , now the motor is making some sort of grinding noise around mid throttle .
Seriously , for me the Ezio 800 has just been a box full of problems .. Problems that just wont go away .

So next time I go out , .....
1) Heavier battery
2) A prop that produces thrust
3) I may have to go to 100% Expo for the elevator

Ezio 800 from HobbyKing (1 min 25 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 25, 2019 @ 09:45 AM | 6,199 Views
So after some recent discussion with some folks I thought it was a good opportunity to show the damage my FT Simple Cub has taken from some crashes. Felt it was a good true testament to how durable these foamboard/Flitetest really are. So here you can see all the damage that has occurred to the FT Simple Cub.

New motor has been installed and the power pod has been rebuilt. All that is left is reinstall the receiver, double check my balance and battery placement, and she'll be ready to go again.

How durable are Flitetest/foamboard airplanes? A look at the FT Simple Cub's crash damage (8 min 27 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Jun 25, 2019 @ 09:28 AM | 7,908 Views

Fuselage length: 1220mm
Wingspan: 882mm

Recommended parts:
Motor: 2212-2216 2200-2600KV
ESC: 30/40A
Lipo: 1500-2200mah 3S
Servo: 9g * 2pcs
Prop: 6×4


Fuselage length: 793mm
Wingspan: 1045mm

Recommended parts:
Motor: 2212-2216 2200-2600KV
ESC: 30/40A
Lipo: 1500-2200mah 3S
Servo: 9g * 4pcs
Prop: 6×4


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 25, 2019 @ 07:32 AM | 5,722 Views
The Pilot's Lounge - Episode #11 - In the Pipe! New Projects, Setups, Updates, & Plans!

Here is a link to the Video:

Welcome to another Episode of "The Pilot's Lounge"

This Series of Videos is to keep you updated on what Ground Control RC has been up to, updates to Reviews, results of Field Testing, Setups and MODs, Projects we've completed, and Projects we have in the Pipe.

Here is information on the Parkjet Plans we have made available to Patrons & Subscribers!

Plans for the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2 are available to Subscribers & Patron ONLY!
The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Beginner to Intermediate.
It's a great Trainer on a 2S Power System and Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

If you would like a copy of the Plans & Associated Documents send an email to [email protected]
In the Email Subject enter: GFS F22 Mini V2 Plans
We will get them to you as soon as we can.
You're going to love it ;-)

***Here are Links to the GFS F22 Mini V2 Components we Tested and Use:

Racerstar 2207 BR2207S Green Edition 2500KV 3-6S Brushless Motor

[ Primary ESC ]
FVT LittleBee 20A ESC BLHeli OPTO 2-4S
3A UBEC Module Low Ripple Bluesky Mini Switch-Mode DC BEC 5V 2-6S

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Posted by nigelsheffield | Jun 25, 2019 @ 04:47 AM | 6,963 Views
This will be a written review but I also make video reviews and I included that here if you would like to watch rather than read plus I probably ramble about how it compares to other stuff too so might be interesting.
Also I make the flight videos seperate to the review video so that it's easier for you to find the parts you want to see.
I add pictures at the end of the review.
I'll be adding to this discussion if I later find anything of note like better props or if something breaks...
Please ask any questions and I'll try my best to answer them.

The uruav 85 basic version reviewed here by there is also a hd version with caddx turtle V2 1080 60fps recording for more money and more weight and the picture on the live feed is worse on that so if like me you just enjoy flying rather than filming get the basic version as it will give you a better experience.
Bought from banggood here ( affiliate link at no extra cost to you but helps me fund future reviews so please use this link even if you buy sometimes by else I still get a little bit of a % of anything you buy on that visit )
First up a couple of flight videos on supplied 3s 300mah and 2s 300 turnigy nano techs so you can see if it's fast enough for you.
Quite fast and good flight times of 4 minutes maybe more on 300mah.

Uruav85 3s lipo none hd version park flying freestyle (4 min 17 sec)
Uruav85 on 2s 300mah lipo at the park freestyle cruising. (4 min 11 sec)
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Posted by turbinefancy | Jun 25, 2019 @ 01:51 AM | 6,279 Views
I miss my FMS PC -21 that crashed last year, just as I was starting to fly fixed-wing FPV. So I set another one up with head-tracking FPV and it really flies and lands well. It’s much easier to ground handle compared with my Spitfire. Here’s a short aerobatic video with landing. Enjoy!

Scale FPV PC-21 Acrobatics at Trabuco Cayon - Short (2 min 3 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:47 PM | 6,122 Views
HobbyKing Firstar BNF (5 min 31 sec)

Oh dear ! , the Sun Glare was really bad and it really F'ed with my depth perception !
The tree I hit was literally invisible to me because of the glare ( I don't deal well with glare )

( I swear officer ! The tree came out of no where and hit my plane )

A) The Firstar has plenty of power to ROG ( Rise off ground )
B) My CG is a little rearward
C) First part of the video I am trying to trim for power . It took all the down trim the pot had to offer .
D) The Firstar flies really well , shame about the low sun . Made things harder than they needed to be .
E) Yes , the Firstar could be a very nice first model ( Currently on Sale @ HobbyKing )
F) My CG is just behind the spar , Ail 100% + 20% Expo / Elevator 100% + 60% Expo
G) Battery is a Nanotech 460 2s ( Fits in the fuse real nice )
H) Yes , I hit a tree . The damage was a small dint on the wings LE and a few minor scratches on the wing surface .
I) The sun made things a PITA , but I still had fun .. And thats what it's about .