Posted by Batmanwpg | Today @ 12:58 PM | 190 Views
Over the winter months and due to pandemic restrictions giving lots of pass time I decided to do up a an ARF. I already had the electronics from a deceased Extra. This would be my second attempt at adding weathering. Pics are at various stages. Pilot was repainted from the kit, paint chipping added, motor detail, weathering and a change to the canopy. F6Fs from this squadron did not have the rear window so it was filled in to make it correct. I used 3 Hellcat books for reference.
Posted by John Pope | Today @ 12:57 PM | 192 Views
Back in 1957, Eddie Pope & Company sold a DYO-X1000 and DYO-X2000 aluminum flying wind model airplane. From poking around on the internet, it looks like this plane may be something of a collector's item. Eddie Pope was my dad, and I have one DYO-X1000 and two DYO-X2000s (the 2000 is larger) that I recently found in storage. I think they are all used, but in good condition (the DYO-1000 has a few minor dents, but I don't see any dents in the others - I have no idea about whether the motors work). I only have one box, and it's kind of beat up, but still shows all the relevant info. I have two sets of instructions, and one provided string.

I would like to sell these, but have no idea what they are worth (or, for that matter, how to sell them other than eBay). I did find one old (2015) add offering to sell one DYO-X1000 for $499, but the box was in better shape than mine.

Attached is a picture of one of the DYO-X2000s (in jpg).

Does anyone have any idea what these would be worth, or how if might find that out.
Posted by Herb | Today @ 12:33 PM | 343 Views
This is how the Costa Mesa Electric Flying Field looks like after one year of closure ...

The environmental activists running the CM Fairview Park commission managed to get the field closed, claiming it affected birds and wildlife.

Now the city of CM (113,159 people according to 2019 census) has no more opportunity for RC plane flying, or any other recreational activity - except bird and wildlife watching

The pictures below, taken last week on 7/12/2021 around noon, show how well used this resource has become ...

The complete closure - except the above listed activities - affects around 208 acres, the overall size of Fairview Park :

https://www.costamesaca.gov/residents/fairview-park

The pictures below show how the environmentalist activists managed to turn this beautiful field into what is largely an environmental wasteland ...

Note that not a single soul is to be seen walking around, at least not when I was there.

....Continue Reading
Posted by Jerome Morris | Today @ 10:52 AM | 692 Views
July 31st , 2013
seems like ages ago.
Looks like it might have been the first towing of the steel skiff.
She very unfinished at this point.
Posted by Batmanwpg | Yesterday @ 09:45 PM | 3,608 Views
Zzzzzz can't believe I have posted here for such a long time. I have added to my Multiplex family recently with a modified Xeno and Twinjet. The Twinjet sounds neat being twin motors and still has some speed to turn heads. Not as fast as the Funjet or Microjet but still respectable and I have always wanted a twin project to do. I used 2 T F80 2200 Kv drone racing motors on 4s. I think this is 5s capable. The Xeno is the sedate one of the group with a Eflite 480 on 3s and folding prop. I couldn't find a power pod/motor for it so it was modified with a motor mount from Windrider RC. It's more of a climb and glide airplane but heavier than I would like as I had to add 2 1/2oz nose weight. More new stuff to come.
Posted by RoyAceWings | Yesterday @ 01:23 PM | 5,293 Views
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I know for some of you the cooler weather is around the corner. You may be needing one of these. This is our Larger Transmitter Glove. This Glove is made to put your Transmitter with a Tablet or Phone inside and Keeps your hands out of the cold for an extended period of time. Can be used with warm heaters for those days where it really gets cold for work or for play. The Commercial industries and Bloggers, along with Government agencies, Military, Police, and Fire Departments like to use these. A really great way to keep your hands and transmitter out of the cold weather giving you longer operating time and more fun all year long. A great option for any Industry.
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Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 12:01 PM | 5,591 Views
Here is how I disassembled my Gopro Hero 7 black to get a naked Gopro for my Nanolongrange design.
Gopro Hero 7 teardown (4 min 2 sec)


You can watch the test here:
Nanolongange V2b with stripped Gopro Hero 7 (6 min 1 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:20 AM | 7,525 Views
Yep Les Amis,
N'en perdez plus une miette ! 2 ans maintenant que j'utilise un système de vidéosurveillance de la marque REOLINK et j'en suis toujours très satisfait, il tourne 24h/24 et est toujours aussi performant et efficace. Je vous propose aujourd'hui le test d'une caméra COMPLETEMENT AUTONOME et de plus en plus INTELLIGENTE, en WIFI 2.4gHz ou 5gHz et auto alimenté ! La caméra est performante et liée à son panneau solaire, elle peut être installée n'importe où très facilement. Les images sont très propres et l'application est simple, complète et très fiable... Que demander de plus ? Et bien par exemple, la reconnaissance des véhicules et des personnes ! Donc si vous cherchez un système de surveillance FIABLE et simple à installer en quelques minutes, la ARGUS 3 PRO et son panneau solaire seront je pense, un excellent choix ! ... Prenez soin de vous et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

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Pour TOUS LES BONS PLANS, RENDEZ-VOUS dans le :
- TABLEAU DES PROMOS ET COUPONS 2021 RC et ACCESSOIRES (remis à...Continue Reading
Posted by basgerritsen | Yesterday @ 04:26 AM | 7,873 Views
Here's a video of my 40cm (15.7") span living room flyer.
The auw is 4.6g with a 28mah lipo and a 4mm geared pager motor with 76mm prop. The plane is made from balsa and 1 micron Mylar.

It can fly for about 8 minutes and it's great fun to fly under tables and around chairs!

This version is stronger than it needs to be, so I'll try to make an even larger, yet lighter version.

Feel free to comment if you have any questions or suggestions!

4.6g living room rc plane (1 min 0 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Jul 27, 2021 @ 11:43 PM | 9,103 Views
Compiled and uploaded ..
61 pages of Covid Boredom busting reading !

@ hip pocket
Posted by aero nishi | Jul 27, 2021 @ 11:12 PM | 9,288 Views
Unleash Whoop FC to Airplane (0 min 18 sec)

  I tried to connect 2 servos to Whoop FC, Crazybee F3 FR, which I happened have as an FC
for UR65 Frsky Version. I know there are other newer and better Whoop FCs, but I used this
as I happened to have.

〇Where should I connect servos?
My version of Craybee F3 FR has pads for TX3, RX3 which I don't use. TX3 and RX3 are connected to
PB10 and PB11 of the MCU, respectively. To use servos, they have to be assigned to timer output
ports. Fortunately they can be assigned to TIM2_CH3(AF1) and TIM2_CH4(AF1). Problem was that
Motor3 and Motor4 which are conneted to PA3 and PA2 were also assigned to TIM2_CH4 and TIM2_CH3
in default. So I reassigned them to TIM15_CH2(AF9) and TIM15_CH1(AF9). If I were able to use cli timer
command, those setting would be:

resource servo 1 B10
resource servo 2 B11
timer A03 AF9
timer A02 AF9
timer B10 AF1
timer B11 AF1

But unfortunately Betaflight doesn't support timer command for old F3 target. So I modified target.c
and target.h in source code of Betaflight 3.5.1 to change those timer settings.

target/CRAZYBEEF3FR/target.c
DEF_TIM(TIM2, CH4, PA3, TIM_USE_MOTOR, 0),
DEF_TIM(TIM2, CH3, PA2, TIM_USE_MOTOR, 0),

DEF_TIM(TIM15, CH1, PA3, TIM_USE_MOTOR, 0),
DEF_TIM(TIM15, CH2, PA2, TIM_USE_MOTOR, 0),
DEF_TIM(TIM2, CH3, PB10, TIM_USE_SERVO, 0),
DEF_TIM(TIM2, CH4, PB11, TIM_USE_SERVO, 0),

target/CRAZYBEEF3FR/target.h
...Continue Reading
Posted by mechmove | Jul 27, 2021 @ 08:51 PM | 9,685 Views
This evening, I did a peak amp draw using my Wattage Amp meter designed for this task. For the stock version of the Alpha 2M RTF sold by SoaringUSA, the peak amperage at max throttle was 12 amps with installed prop, spinner, and ESC powered by a Tattu 2s battery. Lots of good options for lightweight ESCs with onboard BEC. Later, I'll make this upgrade to get rid of that tail weight. This should allow me to push the CG even further back without adding any weight when the time comes. But for now, I have other RC stuff to work on. Also, the new 3mm x 3 set screw fits snug and tight. The motor sounds and feels healthy again.

The rubber band that came with the RTF model was replaced with "1 mm White Elastic Cord for Jewelry Making". Although the solution looks unsophisticated, (what, no electronic braking?), I am thinking about installing this on my Supra and setting the brake completely off. It might be easy to assume someone devised this because their ESC didn’t have a brake option for their folding prop. No, someone put on their thinking cap to save battery. The bigger the prop, the more power is needed to BRAKE and stop the prop from wind milling during non-powered gliding, In good thermal conditions, this could be a significantly long time! This process is powered by your battery. With such small batteries nowadays, conservation efforts go a long way. A simple elastic band, ingenious.
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 27, 2021 @ 07:13 PM | 10,269 Views
DJI FPV Update - New Encrypted Air Unit ? Blocking Competitors but No New Features !!!

New DJI FPV Update - New Encrypted Air Unit ? Blocking Competitors but No New Features !!! (13 min 21 sec)


Today we have seen the release of firmware version V01.00.06.06 for the DJI FPV Air Unit, FPV Remote and the Air Unit Lite also known as the CaddX Vista.

This update has only one change listed that is
“Added support for new Air Unit (Lite) hardware”

While it is not known for sure at this time what this new HW is it’s strongly believed based on comments from CaddX in the past and the new Polar Starlight camera that this is going to be new Air Unit models with onboard camera encryption to prevent use of unlicensed 3rd party cameras such as the Runcam MIPI.

While it’s understandable DJI and CaddX would want to protect their licence agreement it’s disappointing that users will potentially be affected by this moving forward with new air units and possible issues with both 3rd party cameras as well as other lower official models previously sold and released.

What’s more concerning for users of the DJI Digital FPV System is that new features and bug fixes seem to have come to stop yet a new hardware revision and firmware can be developed to block competition in sort order.

While there have been a number major issues fixed with the V2 Goggles over the last month or so there remains a number of features missing and bugs in the system that have not been addressed....Continue Reading
Posted by Kearn | Jul 27, 2021 @ 03:29 PM | 10,578 Views
Looking for a motor template for a Hanger 9 cap 232 Alitalia. Which both recommended engine are no longer available. So i hope someone can help on this problem
Posted by Sherlock | Jul 27, 2021 @ 01:36 PM | 10,838 Views
I’m still have to do more research but this Colt Navy was possibly the side arm of a relative in the Civil War. It is is rough shape and missing some parts, mostly screws. I am trying to figure out what to do with it. Leave it as is, get it cleaned up and replace some parts to get it whole. The serial number is so old that Colt did not have any information on it.
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 27, 2021 @ 11:02 AM | 11,244 Views
Halloa (FPV) people

in the last year we have seen a new brand pop up.. And Dave C's Rekon brand is for now very much specialized in Long Range / Endurance / Lightweight FPV drones.. The first Rekon quad I ordered was the Rekon 5 which I Very much like! (might do a review of it)..

And now.. now we have this 1S 18650 contraption! If nothing else, it is an interesting proof of concept.. And proof it is cause is Does fly...
Does it fly well? I think that depends on what you want, and what you were expecting

Link to it: RekonFPV Rekon 3 1S copter (at Banggood)


Sooooo here are my thoughts on it, and not unimportantly: my tune for it

RekonFPV Rekon 3 - 1S 18650 Lion FPV Cruiser - REVIEW + TUNE ! (22 min 10 sec)



Specifications:
type: FPV Cruiser / Endurance quad
material(s): CF arms + plastick body
dry weight: 62 grams
flight controller: HGLRC Zeus5 AIO
firmware version: Betaflight 4.2.0
ESC's: HGLRC Zeus5 AIO
motors: Rekon 1202.5 11600 Kv
propellors: Gemfan 3018 2-blade
FPV camera: Caddx Nano Ant
VTX: Zeus Nano 350 mW
GPS: nope
Lipo: 1S 18650 (not included)
OSD: yep, by Betaflight
smart Audio: yep.. set up correctly
buzzer: nope
LED's: nope
spare props: yes 1 extra set of props
Posted by Bill M - RC | Jul 27, 2021 @ 10:37 AM | 11,287 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

DEERC D10 review. In this DEERC D10 Foldable Drone with wifi FPV 1080p HD Camera review, I include unboxing, functions, features, app, calibration, flight & duration tests.

You can get this DEERC D10 Foldable Drone with Camera for Adults 1080P HD FPV Live Video, Tap Fly, Gesture Control, Selfie, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, RC Quadcopter for Beginners with 2 Batteries and Carrying Case here: https://amzn.to/3yaHYjt

DEERC D10 review - Fun Foldable Drone with WiFi FPV 1080p Camera (27 min 22 sec)

Posted by MikeHRC | Jul 27, 2021 @ 10:34 AM | 11,304 Views
I love my Moonbeam McSwine - it flies really well and has talken a real pounding - it was my main transition plane from helicopters to planes and has the scars to prove it. One of the areas that has suffered most from poor (belly) landings is the motor shaft - I bent it very early on and was concerned that my plane was dead. Fortunately I found a forum post explaining that some people had used M3 hex bolts as motor shafts, so I thought I'd try that - here is a quick explanation how...

Start by removing the motor from the plane, this is the grub screw that holds the motor into it's mount



Pull the motor out forwards - it may take some wiggling and make sure that the grub screw is fully loose to give enough clearance for the motor to slide out

Then remove this grub screw and the one opposite it - they may be tough to get started as they were held in (on my motor) with some very resolute thread lock, a little heat (I a soldering iron held on the grub screw) is really helpful for melting the threadlock - about 20-30 seconds usually works. I good quality "fresh" hex driver really helps.



Once you have removed the grub screws holding the motor shaft (best to remove them completely) you can remove the shaft, in this picture you can see the "shoulder" that I put in the socket (i.e. from a socket set that you might use to mend your car) - that's what we call them here anyway. You can also see one of the two grub screws on the motor "bell...Continue Reading
Posted by 3rd-dem | Jul 27, 2021 @ 07:49 AM | 11,747 Views
More to come.....
6s 5000/ HW125 esc with reverse thrust/15X7 prop/retracts/digital servos