Posted by Tarmakin | Apr 18, 2016 @ 06:52 AM | 2,856 Views
Just getting use to the Phantom 4 tooling around in a long video at my local club. Scenic shoots and coastal shoots coming soon.

Kicking the Props on Phantom 4 (25 min 58 sec)

Posted by Ian444 | Apr 18, 2016 @ 03:15 AM | 9,501 Views
Continuing the intrepid builder series, this is my latest build that flies well (I have done more than a few builds that didn't), its another one that is not mainstream, but I like it a lot, and thought I'd post it up, especially for those using flashed toy FC's for some (or all) of their brushless builds. Lets face it, if we are moving towards experimenting with brushless, and already have brushed quads and a half-decent tx, then it makes a lot of sense to use a flashed (silverxxx firmware) FC. They are cheap, small, light, easy to set up, come with an integrated receiver, and most importantly fly well. If they did not fly well, I would not use such a FC, period. Thats a bunch of good features that are hard to beat, no matter how much money you throw at it! Anyway, enough of that, on with the build... forgot to mention, its LOS, and it weighs 53.7gm. Its only been flying 2 days so as yet unproven for longevity, I think it will do OK though, we'll see. Longevity was something I wanted to test in this size frame, should we use 2mm carbon fibre for approx 10gm weight, or 3mm carbon fibre for 15gm weight? That extra 5gm is something I could really do without, but, if the quad is not going to last, then the extra 5gm is well worth it. This is what I want to find out with this build.
Posted by Lycan Animal | Apr 18, 2016 @ 03:06 AM | 3,657 Views
Minus unnecessary weight;

FQ777C 951C MINI - Courtesy of MS Shop Millionshare (3 min 33 sec)

Posted by MrConcrete | Apr 17, 2016 @ 10:28 PM | 5,582 Views
ThIs is the New Diatone Tyrant 215 PNF kit that comes built. You just have to add your Rx and bind to your radio and plug up a battery and your flying. Order now from
First Look and Unboxing the Diatone Tyrant 215 PNF FPV Racing Quadcopter (8 min 17 sec)
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Posted by Tarmakin | Apr 17, 2016 @ 10:00 PM | 3,174 Views
So my main sqeeze decided a Phantom 4 would be fun to get aerial Photos of day trip and vacations. I couldnt agree more. This is her learning to fly the Phantom 4. I say learning because the learning curve is very small. She is new to flying quads and picked this up quickly.

My GF's Phantom 4 Learning to Fly - Kinda Long and Boring (32 min 16 sec)

Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 17, 2016 @ 09:53 PM | 4,318 Views
This is a Snow Maiden Flight of my Eflite UMX Sbach 342 3D outfitted with the UMX Carbon Cub SS Floats.

Eflite UMX Sbach 342 3D - Snow Floats Maiden Flight (6 min 9 sec)

With 3 days of a Spring Colorado Blizzard blanketing every regional park with fresh powder, I decided to test my upgraded Eflite UMX Sbach 342 3D (Eflite 3000 Kv Motor / Eflite 5x2.75 Prop), and outfit it with the UMX Carbon Cub SS Optional Floats with Custom Attachment Points.

This is the same set of Floats that I used with the Custom .047 Music Wire Front Arm and Rear Keystone Mounting Bracket that I previously outfitted on my UMX Beast 3D as well as my Hobbyzone Champ Crophopper (2S Brushless w/ Ailerons).

Eflite UMX Beast 3D Snow Floats Maiden Flight - Snow Beast:

Hobbyzone "Champ Crophopper" (2S Brushless w/ Dual Servo Ailerons) Snow Floats Flight:

The Custom .047 Music Wire Front Arm that I made for my Hobbyzone Champ Crophopper (2S Brushless w/ Ailerons) also happened to fit correctly on the UMX Sbach 342 3D, and all that was left to do was create a Mounting Point for the Rear Arm holding the Keystone Bracket. This was accomplished with a small square piece of Scotch Tape on the Rear Mounting Area of the Fuselage, followed by a square piece of Industrial Velcro. The Velcro itself can be removed (when it is applied on top of the square Scotch Tape-surfaced part of the...Continue Reading
Posted by ringolong | Apr 17, 2016 @ 09:11 PM | 3,317 Views
Chattanooga at Night (1 min 21 sec)

Posted by unrauv | Apr 17, 2016 @ 08:40 PM | 2,782 Views
Updated P-40 Warhawk spar error.

Vincent Unrau
Posted by Jimbo Sailor | Apr 17, 2016 @ 08:29 PM | 4,019 Views
I am hoping that this is put with the discussion on the 'Bearospace Industries schooner Irene"
This is my first time doing anything like this and I am completely flying blind on this!
If this is not the right place, would someone please point me in the right direction?

Bear....with me. This is my first time doing a 'blog'!
I intend to do my progress on making the schooner 'Irene'
I have always wanted to have a RC sailboat and recently exhausted myself looking at all the kit models like the Victoria, ThunderTiger ETNZ 1M... etc.
Although they are popular and nice boats, it just wasn't for me.

Bit of history...Raised on the east coast of Vancouver Island BC in a waterfront town named Crofton. My father, one of my brothers and I built a couple of El Toro's in the basement in the late 60's early 1970.
I took to sailing like a fish to water. My brother? Well, more like a cat tossed into the ocean!
In the mid '70s, Dad bought a 24' Bucaneer....(no laughing now...) and Dad and I could make that boat perform! We would shadow the local races and could actually keep pace but not overtake the C&Cs and San Juan 24s! They were not very impressed by having the 'dollar-corn'....(a buck-an-ear) nipping at their heels!
Later moved to the interior of BC when Dad called me up and said to come to Vancouver and check out a boat.
I did.
I bought it!
It was a 14' Force Five! 91sqft of sail! A...Continue Reading
Posted by Harvcopter | Apr 17, 2016 @ 07:39 PM | 3,382 Views
This is a new Harvcopter product to hold the ASX ActionPro camera. These are mounts are available in angles from -35 degrees through 35 degrees in five degree increments. This assembly is quite compact and doesn't require as large a foot print as other action cameras. For those unfamiliar with this camera, one unique feature for this reasonably priced actioncam is that it outputs a video display on the back of the camera.

Color options: Black, White, Red, or Green
Angle options: -35°, -30°, -25°, -20°, -15°, -10°, -5°, 0°, 5°, 10°, 15°, 20°, 25°, 30°, 35°

Please specify your color and angle preference in the order notes.

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Posted by DutchRC | Apr 17, 2016 @ 07:09 PM | 3,198 Views
Hello people

a minute ago I came across this new (for me at least) 1/10th scale scaler chassis from TFL.. At least from the pictures it looks quite impressive, and I guess that is reflected in the price..

Here is a link to check the current price out: TFL metal & CF scaler chassis

Some pictures:

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Posted by Rockitglider | Apr 17, 2016 @ 06:48 PM | 4,380 Views
Hello All,

We had a great time flying, the wind was great had to add a lot of down elevator to keep up the speed, that's a good thing. There was a crash though, pretty bad but I got very lucky and got it on camera!

Check it out

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Posted by JerryD40 | Apr 17, 2016 @ 05:35 PM | 2,201 Views
Can anyone walk me threw correcting a input warning, the revo is not talking to my receiver
Posted by verticalspark | Apr 17, 2016 @ 03:59 PM | 6,299 Views
So once I got a hold of the X Maxx I have been playing with it every chance I got. So far I have broken an upper arm, hub and wheel. I launched it over a hill and slammed it into a rail road tie sideways. That ripped out the entire metal hub and dog bone.

Overall, I am quite happy with the X Maxx. It's a huge truck takes most abuse that I can throw at it. Just like the T Maxx on steroids. It takes a ridiculous amount of abuse and comes away happy as ever.

Pros: It's massive! It will take most abuse that you can throw at it and keeps going. It's water resistant and loves to play in the mud. It will be sure to put a smile on your face anytime you drive it.

Now for the cons. Price. It's an $800 truck and DOES NOT come with batteries. It's another $200 for two 3s 5000mAh packs and a charger. So how you are at $1K which for most of us is quite a lot. My only other real complaint is the price of extra batteries. At $64 per 5000mAh lipo or $115 per 9000mAh lipo, it's a bit pricey to get an extra set.
Posted by The Rc Reviewer | Apr 17, 2016 @ 03:34 PM | 7,869 Views
This is my in-depth review of the Sky Rover Stalker 3 Channel RC Helicopter, purchased for $20 USD from Amazon. The links to my Unboxing, Review, and Demonstration videos can be found at the end of this text.

Purchase it from Amazon:

To start off, this helicopter took two weeks from the date of purchase to arrive. The box was in perfect condition. On opening the box, I immediately noticed the instruction manual. It was quite basic, and included simple instructions on how to charge and fly the helicopter. Also included was a USB charging wire, which can be plugged into a computer or wall adapter. This is a smart charger, as it has built-in overcharging protection, as well as an LED indicator to show when the helicopter is done charging. The charging time is about 45 minutes, and the run time is about six minutes. Continuing on, a spare linkage, used to connect the fly bar to the top propeller, was included. A spare tail rotor was also included, as well as one full spare main blade.

The next item in the package was the transmitter. It utilizes infrared control, which means that it cannot be flown well outside or under strong direct light. On the top right of transmitter is a trim wheel, which allows the user to correct any stray movement. The top left of the transmitter is where the mode switch is...Continue Reading
Posted by BENG FPV | Apr 17, 2016 @ 02:26 PM | 1,119 Views
It would mean a ton of someone could leave me some feedback on this video. It's unlisted on YouTube right now because I really want your feedback before I post it. Here it is.

Posted by tailskid2 | Apr 17, 2016 @ 02:14 PM | 4,594 Views
Whereas I am assembling my second VQ P-40 a new set of retracts were needed so I picked up a set of 60-120 retracts from E-flight. They were an almost 'drop in' installation!

Got the wing joined and am currently putting in the fuselage servos. Going to send in the receiver for checking by Horizon as I am using it currently to set up the servos....and it works 'sometimes' and 'sometimes' it doesn't!!! Guess that explains why the first P-40 did a nose dive!