Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 09:26 PM | 151 Views
This is the first look at the HobbyKing Durafly F2A Buffalo
HobbyKing Durafly Brewster F2A Buffalo PnP RC Plane First Look (6 min 53 sec)

Posted by Blaze0021 | Today @ 09:12 PM | 174 Views
This Memorial Day, my tribute honoring those who served with valor and cherishing the memories of those who gave everything -- A performance flight of my Arrows RC P-47 Thunderbolt 980mm 4S High-Speed Custom Variant "Silver Lady" flown today.

Arrows RC P-47 Thunderbolt 980mm 4S High-Speed Custom Variant Memorial Day 2020 Flight (4 min 47 sec)

I actually wasn't planning on getting any flight video, but Robert surprised me when I spotted him halfway through with his iPhone out, recording my last flight of the day with the rest of the guys watching. I think he did very well capturing the Silver Lady in action! 😁

Just to recap this project, I customized the internals of this new Arrows RC P-47 Thunderbolt 980mm to have the exact (or better) schematics of the old FMS 980mm High Speed P-47 Thunderbolt (now discontinued). The stock Arrows RC 3S motor has been replaced with a new beefy FMS 4S 3648-770KV Brushless Outrunner (the motor mount has 2 different mounting points, one for the smaller stock 3S motor, and another set of deeper motor mounting points for the larger 4S 770KV motor.. which confirms that this current Arrows RC P-47 offering was once the FMS High Speed P-47 model), and the stock Arrows RC 40-Amp ESC has also been replaced with a ZTW 85-Amp Mantis with 5-Amp SBEC.

Measured 54.5 Max Static Amps, 855 Watts Power - using an Eflite Power Meter and fully charged Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45C Lipo.

I also completed a lot of detailed setup...Continue Reading
Posted by | Today @ 06:52 PM | 413 Views
The Zeez Racing Combo is a F7 flight control and 4x60A BLHeli_32 combo that includes 4 plug and play discrete, addressable LED strips. It is in the standard 30.5mm mount size meaning it will fit 5 to 8 inch quadcopters. It can be considered a premium set based on the retail price of just over $100 but the cleverness in design and execution in quality make this stand out for me.

Here is my overview so far:

I'll be working this into a powerful 6 or 7inch long range quad to take advantage of all this combo has to offer.


Posted by Capt_Kitt | Today @ 05:27 PM | 527 Views
Just took care of an RC plane that Ive been working on for a few months. After yet more and more adjustments I got it to fly this morning. Not very well but it was controlled. This afternoon I was going to use a heat gun to smooth out some wrinkles in the covering. That worked but it caused the surfaces to warp. I should have realized that would happen but I didnt. So it a fit of perpetual annoyance with this belighted pile of crap I smashed it into its basic parts and threw out the useless bits. Cut my hand on a wire but it wasnt too bad. The older I get the more things like this piss me off. Im going to stop building airplanes, Im just crap at it. Seriously thinking of trashing everything and just giving up. Its not fun any more, its just one failure after another, bad memories and memories of people associated with aviation that just make me more aware of my failings in everything.
Posted by Digiflier | Today @ 03:17 PM | 903 Views
There won't be a Land and Float Fly in Chilliwack this year due to COVID19.
You can see a video of the 2018 event here
Float & Land Fly 2018 (11 min 15 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Today @ 09:45 AM | 1,529 Views
In this video I am taking a bit of a dive into Sbus taking a look at how it work as well as explaining the difference between the Futaba 'standard' sbus and FrSky Inverted.

SBUS HOW IT WORKS - Futaba Vs Frsky Inverted Complete Overview (14 min 27 sec)

For more information on me or the channel please checkout the links in the description of the video.

Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 07:57 AM | 1,584 Views

Review Part 2 - Yak54 Aerobat 800mm Wingspan 3D Plane - Assembly Part 2

Yak54 Aerobat 800mm Wingspan Kit

Banggood GCRC

Here is a link to the Video:

I have been wanting to Review a 3D Plane for quite some time.
In the right hands, they are very Aerobatic but also Graceful in the air.
I've never flown a 3D Plane before so they're won't be much in the way of Grace but definitely some Aerobatics ;-)
This Yak54 is an 800mm Wingspan Kit, no Electronics are included.
Mine had everything it should, except for the Motor Mount, which I suspect fell out of the Box.
Yep! This time UPS strikes again!
When I received the box the Carbon Spar and Control Rods were hanging out of a damaged corner of the box so I suspect that is how I'm missing the Motor Mount.
The Build looks to be pretty straight forward.
I don't like the stock assembly of the Landing Gear so I'm going to MOD that ;-)
Everything else looks to assemble as it should.
The Kit included the Carbon Wing Spar, Control Horns, Control Rods, Control Rod Linkage Stops, Control Rod Supports, Velcro, and the Control Surfaces are already Beveled and Hinged.
I didn't see any cuts in the foam for the Control Horns or Control Rod Supports but that's easy enough.

RC Tip #24 - Servo Setup & Centering - Get that Servo perfectly Centered Reading
Posted by aopen3434 | Today @ 07:09 AM | 1,614 Views

High Integrated Module (MIT DRIVER ) also available without driver board!
Peak torque:32.4Nm
9-1 reduction in size under same torque (AK80-9)

High Integrated Module (MIT DRIVER ) also available without driver board!
Peak torque:26Nm
6-1 reduction in size under same torque (AK80-6)

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Posted by steevie | Today @ 07:00 AM | 1,632 Views
Satisfied with the flights of my first VTOL Nemo model, I chose to build a larger model. Here is the 6th flight of my new model with tilting rotor.

Caracteristics :
Wingspan : 1500mm (with motors)
Airfoil : N10 modified 15% relative thickness
Weight : 1300gr
Accu : Lipo 14.8V 4S 2200mAh
ESC : 2x 35A Talon Castle Creation
Motors : 2x Aerodrive Turnigy D2830-11 1000KV
Propeller : slowfly 2x 8x4" (3 blades) (CW and CCW)
Card : KK2.1 with OpenAero VTOL 1.6 firmware

NEMO 4s RC Tiltrotor aircraft (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 08:48 PM | 2,613 Views
Here is the maiden flight of the Dynam Gee Bee Y Model:
Dynam Gee Bee Y Maiden [1270mm] RC Plane (11 min 51 sec)

Posted by kopterheld | Yesterday @ 06:02 PM | 2,760 Views
A 5 inch toothpick Quad ET5 with Caddx Vista module, weighs 160 grams and with 650mAh 4S Lipo 237g. The quad is quiet, fast enough, agile and the lightest 5 inch quad you can fly with DJI goggles. Everything built from BetaFPV components.

Video 1 - BetaFPV ET5 DJI Vista 5 inch 237g first flight (EN - subtitles)
BetaFPV ET5 DJI Vista 5 inch 237g (4 min 42 sec)

159 grams with Caddx Vista module and CrossFire Nano receiver

Or with the 3S 850mAh Tattu R-Line battery you can fly over 6 minutes.

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Posted by helikopter600 | Yesterday @ 04:15 PM | 2,875 Views
...a couple of weeks ago, I have upgraded the transmitter to 3.01 version. Unfortunately the blue charging LED doesn't light up.

Is this defect in firmware or something else?
Is there any downgrading of the radio or a way to factory reset completely?

Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 03:30 PM | 2,952 Views
The H-King P-51D Moonbeam McSwine V2 750mm PNP WWII Warbird Maiden Flight!

H-King P-51 Mustang Moonbeam McSwine V2 750mm PNP - Maiden Flight Review (6 min 37 sec)

Here are my pros and cons for this HobbyKing P-51:

- This V2 come with a gyro installed
- Quick and easy assembly
- Wing tanks can be used as skids for belly landing
- Price is a great value
- 3S brushless power
- The looks and details are impressive

- Make sure you add a dab of CA to the foam on the tail wheel if it is loose.

Link to plane:
Posted by bobzilla | Yesterday @ 10:41 AM | 3,170 Views
Although I have had 3 Ripmax Xcalibur turbine jets, I have never had the larger Plus one. I finally got a change to buy a really nice one used.
I am really impressed with the flight characteristics of the Xcaliburs, and this larger one has not let me down.
I am powering it with the same Jetcat P120 that I have used in all my jets. I prefer propane start, as it has less chance of a puddling fire and it
does start up immediately. This Plus has a much larger tank that I have installed from a PilotRC 2.2m predator that survived from a mishap with
a friends predator. The tank is huge 4.7l and includes a built in UAT. I painted the tank to make it match the plane, but now I have to strip a window
off the tank so I can see fuel level (duh). Servos are all Savox 1230mg (500oz), and I use these in all my turbine jets.
I am a dedicated Spektrum flyer, having used Spektrum in literally tons of my planes, and have had JR 9303, 9503, DX7, DX18gen 1 and 2, DX20 and now an IX20. I have used nothing my Spektrum Powersafe receivers 9,12, and 20 ch in my planes. I HAVE NEVER had a crash attributed to any
Spektrum equipped planes, either my Giant Scale or Jets. Here are some photos of my Xcalibur.

Here is a link to a friends video of his:
Ripmax Xcalibur Plus Global Jet Club (9 min 7 sec)

Posted by robertus | Yesterday @ 10:00 AM | 3,232 Views
Everyone mods their EDF to be more powerful and faster.
I say, it's easy - just put bigger battery and engine.
I want to do slow passes, and high alpha to admire my plane.
I bought JePe F-16 designed for 90mm and modded her to be powered by 70mm EDF and 4S power setup.
JePe F-16 mod for 4S (3 min 46 sec)

Build log
Posted by robertus | Yesterday @ 09:50 AM | 3,236 Views
I have a lot of time these days.
I've got idea to build and show how I develop my planes. prepare for a lot of movies and photos.

MiG21 Scratch build - part1 (4 min 28 sec)

build log: