Posted by iamplanecrazy2 | Today @ 05:19 PM | 346 Views
Here is a 3" tether car powered by a Cox Tee Dee .010 engine.
The body is a Tootsie Toy piece. Had to do a good bit of grinding on it
to get it ready. I messed up on the cylinder opening. Decided to make a
gear choice change after I had cut the opening out.
I fabricated the frame and fuel tank from K&S brass stock pieces.
Used solder to hold it all together.
Gears and axels are slot car parts.
The wheels are Dubro tail 3/4" airplane tail wheels drilled and
tapped to fit the axles.
The brass screws are 1-72 thread 1/4" long.
I'll fill the cylinder opening and paint the body one of these days....Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 11:27 AM | 587 Views
Halloa people

first video on an (for most) unknown radio / radio-brand and I've combined it's maiden with a first plane of the ZOHD Drift...
The Drift isn't a new-new plane ofcourse.. it IS new to me though :P

Soooo a Wfly ET16S radio.. Ever heard of the brand?
Also: it was sent to me for free.. Just so you know...

Let's at least see if the plane + radio combo results in a flight

New Radio + New Plane + New Camera ! :O What could go wrong :P (14 min 17 sec)

Posted by FoamyDM | Today @ 09:34 AM | 642 Views
Want to know more about Depron? It's back in the USA.
Listen to the Aviation RC Noob Podcast with Special Guest Greg Tanous to learn more.

Let us know what *you* have used Depron For.
Posted by MGeo | Today @ 09:27 AM | 643 Views
OpenPilot/LibrePilot. Still one of the cleanest flight controller architectures out there...

LibrePilot System Architecture
Eric Price
June 30, 2017


LibrePilot is an Open Source Avionics Solution for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Model Aircraft and other robots.
It implements sensor fusion as well as fully configurable Steering, Control, Guidance and autonomous Navigation and runs on a fight controller circuit board. It interfaces with remote control receivers, GPS, IMU, Barometer and other sensors and controls a number of actuators such as brushless engines, navigation lights, buzzers, servos, etc...
Posted by FoamyDM | Today @ 09:02 AM | 675 Views
Last February, I started the Aviation RC Noob Podcast with my great friend Joe. Just as he started in this great hobby. Naturally

With this podcast we share our journey in the hobby and try to provide meaningful information to help the new hobbyist understand the hobby better, and know you aren't alone.

Start at the beginning and listen to our first Episode:

learn about why we started and what we are trying to do here:

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Listen in and tell us what you would like to hear about.
Posted by aopen3434 | Today @ 08:07 AM | 726 Views
New product this week :
SKYZONE SKY04L LCOS 1280*960 5.8G 48CH DVR Build In

New product this week :
CUAV Pixhack V5 nano Small Flight Controller

New product this week :
...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 05:01 AM | 824 Views
Yep Les Amis,
SMO or NAKED ? That is the question ! J'ai en test depuis quelques temps la petite Insta 360 SMO qui a été développée en collaboration avec BetaFPV. J'avais quelques aprioris sur le fait de devoir passer par un logiciel de stabilisation mais tout compte fait, quand on compare à la difficulté d'obtenir ou de se fabriquer une Gopro Naked et à sa fragilité, c'est vrai que la SMO est un excellent compromis niveau rapport qualité prix et utilisation. Donc j'adopte aisément cette nouvelle petite caméra pour mes prochains vol en HD, que ce soit sur des petits ou gros racers. La coque solide et les lentilles de protection sont très rassurants en cas de petits crashs ou contacts ( j'en suis déjà à ma deuxième Naked et un objectif changé sur la deuxième ! ). En bref, je valide ! ... Prenez soin de vous et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

Insta360 SMO 4K BETAFPV - Review Test Démo - Résistante et efficace, c'est rassurant ! (33 min 59 sec)

NOTATAZ : 17/20 Bien, et surtout, Dispo !!!

- Caméra SMO 4K ( coupon BGFPV25 ) :
- Accessoires SMO :
- Prise Balance montée :
- Drone utilisé, Firefly Hex NANO Beta :
- Fichiers STL à imprimer :
- Logiciel Insta360 STUDIO 2021 :

- TABLEAU DES PROMOS ET COUPONS 2021 RC et ACCESSOIRES (remis à jour quotidiennement, en...Continue Reading
Posted by Amber Wang | Today @ 03:00 AM | 942 Views
Hi, how have you been? Hope all is fine for you.

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Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 09:41 PM | 1,209 Views
Feathers DLG , a look in the box (4 min 7 sec)

Came in the mail today .
Finally got one at a price I was prepared to pay .
Projected weight is high !
Also the Feathers needs building and covering !

I dare say that the UMX Whipit might be a far better option for 99% of the people .
It's lighter , it's built - add a battery / do a bind , set it up per instructions and go have fun .
And it's very close on the money , except that with the feathers you still need the stuffing ( Rx / servos ) , oh and to build the feathers .
Hmmmmm ,

Now that I have seen the feathers in the flesh ( well the kit ) , I would's highly recommend the whip .
Unless like me , you just gota have it .
Better bring your kit building A game for this one !
The better it's built - the better it will fly .
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 09:15 PM | 1,208 Views
1440p yields more image data on a 4:3 sensor camera, and we can still format to 16:9 without losing anything. This video walks you through it:
Runcam5 Orange: Why 1440p is Better • Plus: Opensource Non-Linear Stretching Not Superview (9 min 0 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Yesterday @ 11:54 AM | 1,439 Views
Here are some flights after painting....

R/C F-117 Rocket glider flights (3 min 42 sec)

Posted by Flat lander | Yesterday @ 11:29 AM | 1,415 Views
Servos and Frames arrived.
Time to start putting Blade together.
Posted by benjamin presten | Yesterday @ 10:57 AM | 1,458 Views
An alphabetical stroll through the history of aviation. Day 26, Z

Zenith Z6: How many biplanes do you know of that have seven seats? Probably not very many. The Zenith is in a very small class of large cabin biplanes.

The Zenith was built in 1927, a time when most major aviation advancements were made with biplanes. Zenith built the first Z-6 with a five seat cabin up front and a single open cockpit behind. Very similar to the design of the Boeing 40 series of biplanes. However the Zenith has a slightly more rotund look to it. The prototype was powered by a 220hp Wright but presumably didn’t have great performance. The following 8 Zeniths (the entire production run) Had 420hp Pratt & Whitney R-1320s and carried six passengers up front.

There doesn’t seem to be much history on what exactly the nine Zeniths that were produced were used for. However the history of the one survivor has remained. It was used by Bennett Airlines in Idaho unil it was eventually converted into a crop duster by replacing the front cabin with a hopper. It was found in this condition and restored back to airworth condition which it remains in today on display at Creve Coeur MO....Continue Reading
Posted by benjamin presten | Yesterday @ 10:56 AM | 1,451 Views
An alphabetical stroll through the history of aviation. Day 25, Y

Yokosuka Navy Type 3: Yeah, that’s a mouthful. It can also be called the Avro 504 and that is much easier to spell.

In WWI, with all the fun rotary powered fighters around, there was a need for boring trainers. Avro answered the need with the 504. The 504 was powered by a seemingly endless list of engines and was also built under license by several companies. Over 10,000 were built throughout it’s production lifespan.

The Japanese variant was license built by Yokosuka. It was identical to the Avro in the airframe department, it was just powered by a japanese engine. At first they were powered by en english motor as well. A version of the Armstrong Mongoose that was license built by Mitsubishi. Eventually it was replaced with the Gasuden Jimpu 2 160hp radial.

Maybe not the most noteworthy airplane in the world, but there was actually 464 of them produced....Continue Reading
Posted by davymac | Yesterday @ 10:08 AM | 1,454 Views
My PineCil soldering Iron arrived today. Not a bad delivery time, bought it on the 18th so just over 3 weeks to get here.

Nice little smart soldering Iron. It doesn't come with any cables and just one tip but it has options for USB-c and a DC jack. I was able to hook it up to my Nokia QC charger at 12V and my battery charger power adaptors DC jack at 16V and both have worked perfectly. On the 16V power brick it got to 350 C in less then a minute.

The tips are standard TS-100 style tips and its really comfortable to hold. Its even designed for the case to be removed and there are 2 other cases available, red and clear plastic. It has an earthing point on the Iron as well.

Good menu and plenty of user controls including a sleep timer and an auto shut off.

Really happy with it so far. Now I just have to give it a good run to see if it will be worth using as a daily driver or just a small toolkit type iron.
Posted by blue_peace | Yesterday @ 08:40 AM | 1,545 Views
Got a new lens this one is a 12-24mm F4 G so trying it out. Was lucky to get out to fly it was 62F a bit cold but there are thermals in winter. I caught some thermals... I read/watched the wing's default shape (no flapperon movement) is in speed mode, so the cruising/thermal mode is some millimeters down. So yeah... it was a great day almost no wind later on. The flat sink rate was nuts my AUW is 8.4oz and was able to do 2 minute flat flights in dead air from a launch. That's if you seldomly turn, just keep it flying flat most of the time.

No video, nothing interesting to show but also the weeds were in the way, most of the time the 12mm was too wide/plane is too small in frame. I also need to remember to buy some spray for my head, these gnats were brutal just chasing me around.

Hoping for a better weather day, one day a friend will help me film it.

Yeap, still looking unpleasantly thicc to need to diet, start lifting again.
Posted by Old_Pilot | Yesterday @ 06:47 AM | 1,760 Views
I got sidetracked from the A-9 build for a few days cutting dividers for music genres. One of the original "dry goods" store on historic
Beale Street here in Memphis is adding a "Memphis Music" display for vinyl albums.
Posted by Justwingit | Yesterday @ 06:21 AM | 1,645 Views
So here's another great flight by Chris Wolfe of his super cool F-14 Tomcat "FLIR CAT" re-paint at the Victor Valley EDF fun fly...:
Freewing F-14 Tomcat Twin 80mm EDF Jet "FLIR CAT" by Chris Wolfe at Victor Valley RC EDF Fun Fly (5 min 31 sec)

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