Posted by jmxp69 | Apr 05, 2020 @ 02:15 AM | 4,632 Views
I put the Sunnysky x2820 (3542) 800kv motor to the test on The Judge. This is one efficient motor.
Efficiency Champ? Sunnysky x2820 800kv First Look and Bench Test [The Judge Ep. 6] (27 min 29 sec)

Posted by dgliderguy | Apr 05, 2020 @ 01:29 AM | 5,336 Views
So I had this nice pair of Flyzone Beaver floats, with no plane to put them on, and got all inspired to pull down my dusty old 53" Easy Built Pilatus Porter kit from the stack. The kit is cheap, but builds up into a rather nice model, really. It is meant for electric power, but I thought it would be more fun to have at least one glow engine powered floatplane in my fleet of water birds, so I tossed the cheap vac-formed cowl in the trash and made a proper flat-plate mount for my OS10FP. I have a half-dozen of these engines, and they all run great. Not a lot of power, but reliable. I like that.

Today, however, I decided to maiden the Pilatus off the grass runway, with the optional wire landing gear I made for it. No sense letting a perfectly good model sit on the shelf and wait for the float-fly to come along. The little OS10FP was a bit reluctant to pull the Pilatus off the dripping wet sod, but once clear of the ground it climbed out nicely. I wonder if it will have enough power for water flying with the floats. If it needs a bigger engine, I have a Magnum .15 that will drop right in the same mount, with some minor hole relocations. Anyway, the OS10FP is a good match for this 32oz model, and I flew around for most of the flight at partial throttle. Loops were effortless, the stall was tame as a lazy house cat, and the landings were floaty and easy. I will need to move the mains forward another inch, though, as I couldn't keep the Pilatus from tipping on its nose in the last foot or so of the rollout. (I should have seen that coming. My usual rule is wheels no further back than the leading edge of the wing.)

What fun! A hybrid sport scale floatplane/landplane, for some relaxing S.M.A.L.L flying out at the field. Now I can't wait to hit the lake this summer!
Posted by Bursuc1980 | Apr 05, 2020 @ 01:07 AM | 3,582 Views
Anybody can explain to me if i can convert this PSU in to a programming power supply?
Read different threaded but i can find nothing about this
Posted by SeaEraCaptain | Apr 04, 2020 @ 11:30 PM | 4,480 Views
During my time hunkering down due to the Coronavirus pandemic I have returned a Carl Goldberg Super Chipmunk to flying condition.

I picked up the airplane at the Westminster Maryland RC Swap Meet in 2017 or 2018, until recently I haven't had time to get it ready.

This airplane has been built immaculately, it is covered in monokote in the traditional Art Scholl scheme.

The airplane is fitted with an OS 91 Surpass II 4 Stroke Engine; stock muffler; Zinger 14 x 6 propeller; Futaba servos; Futaba S3008SB receiver and Futaba 10J transmitter.

During set up of the airplane I discovered the prior owner left behind a nice microswitch activated glow driver. I just had to trim the throttle servo arm slightly to ensure that it only comes on at or below 1/4 throttle. It is activated by an on off switch on the outside of the fuselage. When the airplane is not in use I make sure to leave the throttle servo at 1/3 throttle or higher to avoid engaging the microswitch in case the external on - off switch should get bumped. The sub C cell that lights up the glow plug was still OK, I was able to charge it and it does hold a charge.

I did make some modifications to the throttle linkage, it is the type that goes out past the carb throttle linkage and then hooks back to it. As it was it went out a little too far allowing the piano wire to flex some so it did not open the throttle correctly. I cut some of the wire off and shortened up the linkage back at the servo arm to account for
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Posted by skeeter honey | Apr 04, 2020 @ 08:23 PM | 4,765 Views
About six months ago I bought my first kit: the GWS AT-6 (EPS version). They're still relatively abundant and inexpensive, so why not?

I've chipped away at it for all this time, often waiting for parts, usually waiting for corrections to my mistakes to dry/set/whatever. Throughout all of this I've messed around with other planes in order to figure out many of the skills I'll need to actually fly this thing. Now that I have all the pieces, to include Tx/Rx/battery/motor/ESC/etc., I've turned a corner inits completion and am nearing the maiden, which should be this month.

Why I insisted on flaps and retracts on my first build...well, it's probably because good planes with them are so relatively expensive and I wanted those features too bad to fly this thing without them. This has cost me time and money, and has led to several mistakes that have caused significant delays. Namely, using the wrong epoxy at one point, despite reading the threads on this plane that warned against it. I thought I was careful, but I wasn't. This led me to learn about Foam-Tac, which is a great product, but not as easy to use as others make it seem.

Other challenges come from my fear of the wings splitting apart, brown outs, bad soldering, or just bad flying. Alleviating these fears cause more delays.

Then the retracts themselves. I just couldn't get a set small enough to not protrude beyond the wing surface, so my solution is inelegantly permanent. A failure will be a problem to say the least.

So after no further ado, here are a few pics of the progress so far . I'm yet to paint the beige parts or any part of the wing, but I have primed everything and installed all the servos, most control fittings, and protective shields for underwing components.
Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 04, 2020 @ 07:01 PM | 5,066 Views
(Profanity Alert) Mike sees my Eflite Rare Bear on 4S with the APC 9x9E for the first time with this prop upgrade. I think he likes it. 😆

Eflite Rare Bear 880mm BNF Basic w/AS3X - 4S Flight w/APC 9x9E Prop Preview (Profanity Alert) (0 min 46 sec)

Full video to come soon!
Posted by SeaEraCaptain | Apr 04, 2020 @ 05:00 PM | 3,921 Views
During my time hunkering down due to the Coronavirus pandemic I have returned a vintage Joe Bridi Dirty Birdy 60 pattern airplane to flying condition.

I picked up the airplane at the Lebanon PA RC Swap Meet in early March - that was one of the last normal things I was able to do before the onset of the pandemic.

This is a kit built verion of the airplane - it has been very nicely painted by it's prior owner.

The airplane is fitted with an OS 61 SF Engine; stock muffler; Master Airscrew 12 x 8 propeller; Tru Turn spinner; JR Servos; Futaba S3008SB receiver and Futaba 10J transmitter.

The prior owner said he did fly the airplane with an OS 61 size engine - that is true because the 61 SF dropped right into the airplane and the Tru Turn spinner with it's flush backplate fit right up to the nose with about 1mm or less clearance. That is as close as I would ever want the spinner to be to the airframe.

The prior owner did add some weight to the rear of the fuselage - after fitting my gear to the airplane I did find that it was a little on the nose heavy side but not unacceptably so. The battery pack is mounted behind the servos in the fuselage as far back as I could get it without having to do surgery (it sits in the main fuselage area toward where the wing bolts are - its securely mounted out of the way to the top side of the inner fuselage).

I fly off a grass field so I ditched the small wheels that were on the airplane in favor of 2.75" wheels. There's a
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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Apr 04, 2020 @ 05:07 AM | 6,358 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Des NEWS et du FUN ! Pas mal de choses différentes dans cette vidéo, j'avais envie de vous détendre un peu tout en vous apportant quelques infos importantes. Je vous laisse découvrir ...
Bon Film à Tous ... Merci de votre soutien ... Et tenez bon !

Tinywhoop et Miniquad comparatif / Nouveautés et Mises à jour ... (24 min 33 sec)

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

- Mise à Jour chargeur D6 Duo Pro :
- EMAX Tinyhawk II RACE :
- Eachine TYRO 89 :
- Eachine Tyro69 105mm ( Coupon BG4ty69 ) :
- BETA 65X :
- EMAX TinyHawk II (Coupon BGFLYING10 pack RTF ) :
- HX115 HD Beta FPV :
- FIMI X8 SE 2020 Entrepôt SE ( Coupon BGFIMIX8SE20 ) :
- Sangles RJXHobby :
- Lampe led Flash :

- TABLEAU DES PROMOS ET COUPONS BANGGOOD 2020 (remis à jour régulièrement, pour aider la chaîne, gardez ce lien en favori ou raccourci pour vos achats sur Banggood ) :

- Si Vous voulez aider la chaîne avec un don (tous les dons servent à alimenter les vidéos en produits ou matériel ):

- X-Flip Modular :
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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Apr 04, 2020 @ 04:33 AM | 6,270 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Mon BETA préféré pour l'instant ! Ok, je n'ai pas choisi le bon jour pour tester ce nouveau Tiny de chez BETAFPV ... 60km/h de vent c'est environs 40km/h de trop pour ce petit BETA65X ! Bien sur, je ferai d'autres images (avec plaisir ! lol ) par temps calme, pour que vous vous rendiez compte de ses possibilités. En attendant, croyez moi sur parole, il est très performant en extérieur et surtout, très résistant. Le châssis ultra léger et souple ne casse pas facilement et la canopée moulée est presque incassable rapport au poids de l'engin ! Les réglages d'origines sont bons et la mise en route très rapide . En bref, une très bonne surprise et un excellent petit engin en ces jours de confinement . Bon Film à Tous et Merci de votre soutien .

BetaFPV Beta65X V2 - Review Test Démo - Un excellent Tinywhoop ! (20 min 32 sec)

NOTATAZ : 18/20 Pas déçu du tout ! ...

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Puissant, maniable et doux en indoor, Bons réglages d'origine, Résistant, Bonne caméra, Autonomie, Portée radio, VTX 25mw efficace !
Les - : A voir avec le temps ...

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

- BETA 65X :
- Châssis 65X :
- Moteurs 0802 14 000KV :
_ Carte AIO F4 :
- Caméra C01 pro :
- Canopée moulée :
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Posted by Jupes | Apr 04, 2020 @ 01:24 AM | 6,275 Views
Getting back into the hobby after a long hiatus. Shown are a few of my favorite planes
Posted by old4570 | Apr 03, 2020 @ 09:04 PM | 8,781 Views

I spied with my eye ! >
But way to kill interest with the insane shipping cost though ..
Yeah , $136.35 for shipping .. ( Thats on the nose )

Looks interesting , BUTT !
Posted by AquilaGlider | Apr 03, 2020 @ 06:17 PM | 8,417 Views
Killin' back in the 70's but got tied up w my career. Now have time to get back to where it all started. Boy have things changed. Balsa, Ambroid, Monokote? Check out my info in 'About AquilaGlider'.
Posted by German Barrios | Apr 03, 2020 @ 06:16 PM | 8,270 Views
Just got this RC Surfer 4 edition from Kyosho...I will review him at my local beach after StayHome order passed.
Posted by jmxp69 | Apr 03, 2020 @ 05:41 PM | 8,711 Views
I had an opportunity to capture footage of a friend's 2M F3A Pattern Plane.
2 METER Extreme Flight Vanquish F3A RC Plane Pattern Ship Flight (25 min 51 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Apr 03, 2020 @ 04:57 PM | 10,547 Views
There's an airplane in here.....I promise
Posted by jhax01 | Apr 03, 2020 @ 04:00 PM | 8,329 Views
Amazing how far things have come. I first tried this hobby in the early 80s. With a Futaba 4-channel, a glow powered Dura-plane and no one to teach me, it didn't go well. After a couple of very short lived flights and the resulting crashes, it was too expensive for a 12 year old to keep up with. Fast forward 36 years and I got the bug again. I bought RealFlight 9 back in Sept 2019 and spent the next couple of months practicing, pretty much everyday. The Turbo and UMX Timbers were my first RC airplane purchases and I took my first flight on Nov 15th, 2019. I can't thank HH enough for RF9. It 100% allowed me to teach myself to fly and to those that are just starting I highly recommend it as a tool for success.

Timber UMX - 83
Turbo Timber - 224
RocHobby MXS - 56 (Sold)
Hookll Extra 300 - 23
E-Flite Extra 300 1.3m - 12 (Sold)
Future Model Edge 38" - 84
Extreme Flight Edge 48" - 142 (RIP Elevator servo failed shortly after take off. Can't recommend Hitec 5070s )
3DHS Edge 52" - 205
Extreme Flight MXS 48" - 91
Legacy Aviation Turbo Bushmaster 84" - 102
VQ P-51B Berlin Express - 10 (RIP pilot error )
Flightline Corsair - 15
Extreme Flight Laser 74" - 0

RF9 (6 minute timer) - 505

Current favorite - TBM 84"
Posted by TMacFPV | Apr 03, 2020 @ 03:57 PM | 9,368 Views
Do FPV simulators really help? What's the best way to get started in FPV? 🤔

In this video I'll give you my answers to both these questions

I go over . . .
- the benefits of using a Sim to hone your flight skills
- take a quick look at the "Top 3" Sims
- use one of them to build a basic custom track (in 40 sec's!)
- and demo 4 practice drills you can use to get started with FPV flight! 🤩👍
FPV Simulator Use & Practice Drills (LEARN TO FLY!) (16 min 43 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 03, 2020 @ 02:24 PM | 9,317 Views
This is my Durafly Ugly Stick V2 Electric Sports Model 1100mm Unboxing & Review video.

Durafly Ugly Stick V2 Electric Sports Model 1100mm RC Plane Unboxing & Review (6 min 31 sec)

Review Notes for this RC Airplane from Hobby King:

- Very nice finish on the paint
- The wood prop looks really cool
- Robust landing gear
- Steerable tail wheel
- This is a four-channel plane for a full experience

- The manual was simplified, but left you to your own experience to fill in some of the blanks.
- The battery bay could be better suited for the recommended battery.

I will update this with more videos & other details over time

Link to Durafly Ugly Stick RC Plane:
Posted by burkefj | Apr 03, 2020 @ 12:07 PM | 10,452 Views
I wanted a disk wing model in my fleet, and tried to put as much star trek shape/decoration into it but still make it flyable as an R/C rocket glider. The star trek ships do not lend themselves to rear mounted motors as the disk and cg requirements are very far forward.

The disk is 19" and gives a much larger area than it visually looks, glide is quite good for the shape of the model. The deflector dish is the end of the nose cone I cut off, reverse and glue back in, the antenna is a piece of spare 3mm carbon rod I rounded off and drilled/glued into the dish. Dish is colored with gold sharpie pen, the warp engine front is tamiya acrylic orange brushed on, the decals here were hand cut but stickershock has the patterns now. Length is 47", disk is 19", 2.6" diameter, weight 11.25 oz rtf using a 24mm E-6 rocket motor. Wing is 6mm depron, warp motor is 9mm depron with 6mm depron laminated on both sides of the engine to allow some rounding to be done for visual effect. The disk decoration is simply a sharpie pen taped to a compass, for the larger circles I taped chop sticks to my compass to extend the legs and then taped the sharpie to one of the legs. The model required a bit of down trim for boost due to the draggy tail and high mounted wing, but that was it.

The day was very clear as was the moon, so I intentionally steered during boost to set up for a moon crossing which timed out great with the theme music.

Dynasoar Rocketry Starship R/C rocket glider (1 min 6 sec)