Posted by decreale | Jan 28, 2019 @ 09:18 AM | 1,371 Views
Anyone doing business with Tower Hobbies you need to be careful. They have been advertising about the Escapade .61 since Oct 2018 about getting it in stock and have been revising the schedule. It is now due mid Feb which I doubt. Unfortunately I back ordered this using a gift Certificate and Tower Hobbies refused to return my money . I believe what they are doing is seeing how many back orders they can acquire before actually ordering the plane. They will revise the delivery schedule again or discontinue the plane since Great Planes is gone
The schedule has not been revised. I guess they got tired of looking silly. Now it’s on order which looks like indefinite back order
2/13/2019. Still no plane. This is the plane that will show up in 2020. Maybe I can go to the Perry Swap meet to get this plane. We will try
Posted by Aeromann | Jan 28, 2019 @ 07:39 AM | 1,372 Views
Hi - any body out there got experience of the Chris Foss wot 4 extreme - I,m looking for auw without engine. Also interested to hear of any CG difficulties
Posted by | Jan 28, 2019 @ 04:14 AM | 1,681 Views
The CNY specials have just started at banggood and they are pretty darn good with a few historical lows including:

Taranis X-Lite for $99
Flysky Nirvana for $119
Jumper T8SG for $19
Tyro99 for $79
DYS Samguk 2207 $7
Eachine Wizzard TS130 $99

All codes are on my website here:

There are only limited numbers on these items, will keep the page updated for international specials as they come up.

Posted by 05RAVEN | Jan 28, 2019 @ 01:36 AM | 1,438 Views
A new electric toy added to the rest I am loving this motorcycle! Kinda weird not hearing engine noise. Having put together, raced and bashed electric RC's for years I find it so awesome to actually sit on one and haul a$$. I'm in love!
Zero FX 7.2 Rock Quarry (5 min 32 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Jan 27, 2019 @ 09:24 PM | 2,014 Views
480mm FF Glider to RC - Glud Test (2 min 45 sec)

Let me count the ways the 480RE bites ... ( Rudder / Elevator )

1) The elevator is rather ineffective
2) Rudder is relatively ineffective
3) Tip stalls horribly
4) 75 grams ... ( Wet )
5) Needs to fly .. To fast to be a glider ?

Honestly , I think this thing might be just to small and heavy ...
A FF one goes about 47grams , and even that might be on the porky side .
I will persevere and see if there is a CG spot that will allow this glider to glide rather than glud ..
Might buy another just for the wing , and use the wing to build a Micro DLG .. ( With the V911 board for control )

Oh well ! idle hands and all that !
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 27, 2019 @ 02:42 PM | 2,332 Views
Field Test - RacerStar BR2406S 2600kv Motor in our GFS F-22 Mini V3A

Here is a link to the Video:

Well, I've been grounded for the past month due to weather.
Finally I have chance to test out this motor in our "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V3A!
Let's see how this motor performs compared to the RacerStar BR2207S 2500kv Motor that I have been using.

This motor provides very good thrust!
After my 4 minute flight the pack still had 11.4 volts or 3.8 volts per cell.
I should be able to get 6-7 minutes of flight time on this setup using my 3S 1000mah 40C LIPO.

Both motors I've tested so far are going to match up great for this Parkjet.

Here are links to both motors:

Racerstar BR2406S Green Edition 2600KV 2-4S Brushless Motor

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

See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups | Facebook
Posted by Drifter52 | Jan 27, 2019 @ 01:51 PM | 1,392 Views
Hello. I have a senior telamaster 94" yellow ARF and a poorly printed manual. Is there anyone who could help me with how to with visual aid pictures assemble and install the struts???

Thank you
Posted by mkormick | Jan 27, 2019 @ 01:37 PM | 1,212 Views
I can not be responsible for packages lost by Post Office. I will provide to you tracking number. You have the option to pay extra and ask me to buy insurance when I create shipping label for your package.
Posted by Thomas B. | Jan 27, 2019 @ 12:13 PM | 3,381 Views
Waterflying in winter. Cold fingers, but fun.
Posted by lawrence4 | Jan 27, 2019 @ 08:54 AM | 1,644 Views
Motor 180 2500KV
Propeller GWS EP-3020
Receiver DSMX Build in servo * 2 + ESC
Battery 2S

Depron 3mm x 2
Balsa 3mm * 5mm

Plan download:
Posted by starcad | Jan 26, 2019 @ 10:15 PM | 17,408 Views
So, you purchased a Taranis transmitter along with an S6R receiver. If you’re like me and flew Futaba since the turn of the century you’re looking at this probably thinking what the heck did I just do. I purchased my Taranis and an X8R receiver a little over three years ago for a QuadCopter project along with a Pixhawk. At that time my son provided all the setup and programming for me and all I had to do was fly the Quad. Just over a year ago I purchased an S6R receiver as I wanted to get back into Fixed Wing flying. That being said, if you’re like me you’re not finding a lot of “how-to” information to set up the receiver and program the Taranis. Yes, there are a ton of videos on YouTube along with 500+ pages that can be found on RC Groups, but, wading through 500+ pages and a ton of video will leave your head spinning with little information of the actual setup and programming of the Taranis.
With all that said, I’ll try and present here, screenshots along with some simple dialog on how to set up a simple 4-channel model with 2 aileron servos, rudder, and elevator. Once you get the hang of setting up the Taranis the first time you should be able to search YouTube and RCG to find answers to more complicated models.

The first thing you need to do before we get into everything else is to read the S6R manual. Then re-read it and then read it again. It probably won’t make much sense even if you have programming experience in multiple computing languages. No worries, as I will point out what you need to look at and change. I’m going to assume you are using the STK to access the S6R.

Screenshots Soon
Posted by GBLynden | Jan 26, 2019 @ 09:59 PM | 4,523 Views
This is Bill's second flight with his Icon A5 1.3m Amphibious RC Plane On Lake Whatcom:

Bill's Second E-flite ICON A5 1.3m Amphibious RC Plane On Lake Whatcom (5 min 50 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Jan 26, 2019 @ 07:44 PM | 2,097 Views

Time to test the FrSky version of this receiver ..

I am using two Orange ( Cheap ) 9g servos that are going in the 480mm Glider , as the receiver is going in there as well .

First of all let me say the Rx is a little current sensitive compared to the FS 2A version ...
It really did not want to perform under 1A Max current and very much wanted 1.5A Max current to perform well .

Now just a quick reality check here ! 1.5A is nothing for a lipo battery .. Be very low current .. ( FYI )

At 1 amp max current the Rx did brown out bellow 3.5 volts ...
To get the Rx down to 3.2 volt I had to raise the Max current to 1.5A
At 0.5A , well the Rx wanted a full 5 volts ..

Now these measurements are with some rather hungry 9g servos ..
In fact I threw one 9g in the rubbish as it browned out the Rx on its own ( 3.5v - 1A )
Not sure why , but that servo really upset the Rx and the brown outs were huge ..
In fact this Rx with these cheap 9g servos browned out badly , 5 to 10 second brown out with the servos travelling ...
I tell you , this Rx browning out would cause a crash .. ( With these servos ) As the servos move to their max travel position ..
( Full up / full down etc for 5 to 10 seconds )

Anyhow , should not be an issue as long as there is enough current and you don't deplete the battery ..
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jan 26, 2019 @ 03:39 PM | 4,847 Views
This man has some REAL talent, skills, and determination.

The Birth of a Four Stroke Engine (5 min 20 sec)

Posted by RickC_RCAV8R | Jan 26, 2019 @ 03:21 PM | 11,325 Views
Gentlemen :

I have been away for far too long and much has happened since my last posting . November saw a month long trip to Cairns Australia to visit my mate Dennis (cynr100) and the club mates with CMAC . This trip was a RC flying and touring trip of a lifetime . Regards to Dennis and the 'boys' who took me in as one of their own . Although I did not fly up to my old levels of competence , I did learn to fly ACRO on the 250mm quadcopter I took along with Dennis' help . He created a monster !

Recent winter shop projects are well along their way . Rebuilds of 2 quadcopters and a Trifecta build have been completed at this juncture . The latest rebuild is of my old V22 Osprey . I always had problems with this one with regards to the nacelle tilting mechs and their setup in the Happy Sundays firmware . A new design around a pair of bargain bin (HK) buggy type 2:1 gear ratio transmissions are at the heart of this . The basic idea is to use these gearboxes to each drive an 7mm fiberglas arrow shaft to do the nacelle tilting . A heavier duty MG995 servo will be used to connect to an intermediate jack shaft to drive the inputs of the gearboxes . Simple 3D printer type GT series gears and belts make the jack shaft to gearbox connections a snap . Future expansions may see a second servo be added to drive each gear mech . For now , I have both being driven with one servo .

All parts so far have been 3D printed for this project . Quick design changes can be realized in...Continue Reading
Posted by Clickety | Jan 26, 2019 @ 01:19 PM | 2,553 Views

My plans have moved to due to RCgroups server crashing. As a result I have introduced a small charge which will help cover the cost of the website hosting and domain name and help to support the development of new plane designs. Sorry for the inconvenience. However, I do not wish this small charge to be an obstacle for anyone. If you are put off by the pricing please let me know.

Kind Regards


For regular news, new plane development and progress, visit my Facebook group called 'Clickety's Jetworks'


01. YF-23 Black widow / Grey Ghost _ Pusher/2x55mm EDF.
02. F-35 Lightning II _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF.
03. JA-37 Viggen _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
04. Bae Hawk _ Pusher / 60mm EDF
05. A-10 Thunderbolt II _Twin Pusher
06. Drake _ Pusher.
07. EurofighterTyphoon _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
08. Harrier _ Pusher.
09. Tornado _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
10. Vulcan _ 2x70mm EDF
11. Su-57 _ 2x 5" Pusher / 2x 64mmEDF
12. F-16 Falcon _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
13. B2 Spirit _ 2 x 64mm EDF
14. A4 Skyhawk _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
15. Sepecat Jaguar _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
16. SU-47 Berkut _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
17. English Electric Lightning _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
18. Mig 29 _ Pusher / 2 x 50/55mm EDF
19. Mirage III _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
20. Mirage 2000 _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
21. F-104 Starfighter _ Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
22. Blackburn Buccaneer - Pusher / 50-64mm EDF (X2)
23. F22a Raptor - Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
24. EM-10 Bielik - Pusher / 60-70mm EDF
25. Gloster Meteor twin pusher / up to 64m EDF
26. Bae Tempest - Pusher / up to 70mm EDF
27. Dassault Rafale - Pusher / up to 70mm EDF

NON 'JET' PLANS (Free Download)

Bugatti 100p _ Depron parkflyer.
X-wing Starfighter - Pusher
Bugatti 100p - PSS Balsa Glider
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Jan 26, 2019 @ 06:16 AM | 1,630 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Nette Amélioration ! Comme je l'avais annoncé dans ma vidéo précédente, j'ai décidé de modifier le Armor 85HD de façon essayer de limiter voir supprimer les défauts de conception. En effet, trop de vibrations, mauvais rapport poids/portance sans parler bien sur, de la fragilité des protections d'hélice . J'ai donc fais avec les moyens du bord et les pièces disponible au Tazatelier .Je suis assez content du résultat même si je pense que les moteurs ne sont plus vraiment adaptés à cette config, j'opterai certainement pour un plus faible KV ( 6000KV comme conseillé dans mes liens du dessus) et des hélices en 2540 pour une portance encore meilleure .Donc c'est beaucoup mieux, mais ça peut encore être amélioré bien sur . Bon Film à Tous ...

Makerfire Armor 85HD - La Mutation Génétique - lol ... Mieux ou mieux ? (16 min 19 sec)

Amélioration certaine !

Niveau : Confirmés et bricoleurs !
Les Améliorations : Moins de vibrations, moins de Jello, plus de maniabilité, meilleur rapport poids/portance

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- Site Makerfire (De bons produits pour la plupart ) :
- Armor 85HD :
COUPONS BANGGOOD : CES2019 ou rchobbies8
- Style de Frame utilisée :
- Batterie 2S utilisée :
- Batterie 3S utilisée :
- Espaceurs nylon...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Jan 26, 2019 @ 05:45 AM | 1,616 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Dans mon TOP 3 ... Des Flops ! lol . Connaissant plutôt bien les produits MAKERFIRE qui sont généralement bien conçus et abordables, j'étais très excité à l'idée de tester ce nouveau Armor 85HD. Déception dès le premier décollage dans le ressenti du pilotage lourdeau, déception également au premier petit crash avec des matériaux utilisés plutôt fragiles . Bref je vous laisse découvrir le reste de mon ressenti au travers de la vidéo . Je ne dénigre surtout pas les produits Makerfire, ils sont à l'écoute et apporteront certainement des modifications importantes à ce modèle qui était toutefois prometteur, affaire à suivre, mais pour le moment je déconseille l'achat de cet appareil ...

Makerfire Armor 85HD - Bel Essai ... Mais Pas transformé !!! (23 min 0 sec)

NOTATAZ : ?/20 C'est Dommage !

Niveau : inconscients ! lol
Les + : Je salut la tentative de concept ...
Les - : Vibrations, Matériaux utilisés, Hélices pas adaptées ... le reste dans la vidéo

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :
- Site Makerfire (De bons produits pour la plupart ) :
- Armor 85HD :

Liens non affiliés :
- PowerEgg Original (600€) :
- PowerEgg OPEN BOX (399€) :

- NIN Moteur (présentés) :
...Continue Reading