Posted by stevster | Sep 28, 2019 @ 09:20 AM | 1,386 Views
I just recently purchased a Balsa USA Der Jager biplane off of Craigslist. I don't usually buy built airplanes because of my love of building myself, but at $300.00, a great build, a plane I always really liked, with a OS Max 300 twin in it.......I had to buy it! It had been sitting in this guy's garage for around 10 years and who knows how long before that (some guy gave it to him before that). I really just bought this for the engine, but the build was so good on it, it needed to hit the skies again! I removed over 2 pounds of baggage: 2 sub C 5 cell receiver packs, 2 separate switches, 1 sub C 4 cell glow driver pack....all 3 @ 2 lbs, some lead wrapped around the motor mount @ 6 ozs. & the 2 Dubro 5" air tires @1 lb! Between the new modern batteries & tires, I put back only 15 ozs. of weight. A savings of around 2 1/2 lbs! Total airframe ready to fly weighs in at only 23 lbs.

Just maidened it this week and what a great flyer. after a slight CG adjustment it flies on rails! That OS 300 twin really halls the mail & the sound is unbeatable in the air & on the ground. No ring ding, weedwacker flying by, sound for me. It's worth every penny I spend on glow fuel for the experience, and wiping it off after each flight........really isn't that hard! Oh yeah..........the nitro smell....................
Posted by RC Roundtable | Sep 28, 2019 @ 08:12 AM | 1,314 Views
Episode 91: "Decision Time" is now live!
http://rcroundtable.com/podcasts/mp3/RCR_episode_91.mp3

In this very special episode, the gang interviews all three candidates running for the office of AMA President:
-Eric Williams (2:25)
-Rich Hanson (20:20)
-Randy Cameron (41:50)
-Closing thoughts (57:10)

You can visit our website at RCRoundtable.com to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us an email: [email protected].
Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 28, 2019 @ 08:08 AM | 1,288 Views


DustOff #4 - Zeta Z84 FPV Race Wing - Will it handle a much larger LIPO?

#Ground Control RC #Glue & Fly Series #Scratch Build Planes

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzxKwlEpkIA

The Z84 is a pretty nice Wing with a decent power system.
This version is the PNF that has a 2208 2600kv Motor, 30A ESC, and 5050 Prop.
I've found a 6040 Prop works much better than the stock 5050 Prop as it produces more thrust and is more efficient.

In this Flight I'm testing a new Landing Skid System and a much Larger LIPO.
I normally use these 3S 2200mah 25C LIPOs for my larger Planes but I'm using my smaller 3S LIPOs in the "Glue & Fly" Series F-22 Mini V3 today, so I hope this Wing can handle the 60-70 grams of additional weight ;-)

***Note the Setup & Tips Video for this Wing has already been posted.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQjpcpdKLm0

The KMP 6040 Composite Prop proved to provide a lot of thrust with good efficiency.
When I landed I still had 3.85v per cell ;-)
My new favorite Prop for this Wing.

***Note: I replaced the T-plug on mine with an XT60 Plug on the ESC

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Zeta Wing Wing Z-84 Z84 EPO 845mm Wingspan Flying Wing PNP
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Prop I use:

1pc KMP 6040 6X4E High Efficiency Propeller
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A LIPO to use:

ZOP Power 3S 1500mAh 40C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug
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Gens Tattu 3S 1300mAh 45C Lipo Battery With XT60
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Gaoneng GNB 3S 1300mAh 40C XT60 Plug Lipo Battery
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Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack
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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Sep 28, 2019 @ 05:15 AM | 1,424 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Petit Prix... Grosses Perfs ! Quelle excellente surprise ce petit Toothpick TYRO69 de chez Eachine ... Après un montage rapide et simple sur un châssis résistant, puis, quelques réglages indispensables des PIDS sur betaflight, ce petit monstre est prêt à vous en mettre plein la vue ! Je ne pensais pas pouvoir le piloter si facilement ce jour là, mais comme vous pourrez le constater, je n'ai eu aucun soucis malgré un vent de 50km/h. Même avec ses hélices un peu trop fragiles et une caméra peu performante dans les écarts de luminosité, le plaisir est au rendez vous aux commandes de ce petit engin, qui vous procurera des sensations proches du pilotage d'un 5 pouces... Eachine nous a gâté encore une fois ! Bon Film à Tous et Bon Vol ...

Eachine TYRO69 - Review Test Démo - PIDS/Hélices Vol et réglages . (31 min 9 sec)


NOTATAZ : 17/20 Petit Prix, Grosses Perfs !

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Résistant, Facile à assembler, Configuration correcte, Puissant .
Les - : Pids d'origine à revoir, Caméra moyenne, Hélices fragiles.

- Si Vous voulez aider la chaîne avec un don (tous les dons servent à alimenter les vidéos en produits ou matériel ): https://streamlabs.com/Tazkiller85

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

- Eachine Tyro69 105mm ( VENTE FLASH 56€ ) : http://bit.ly/2kkQJa9
- Lipo 3S 520mAh TBS Graphène : http://bit.ly/2mqhZEF
- Lipo 3S...Continue Reading
Posted by PittSpecial | Sep 28, 2019 @ 04:00 AM | 1,285 Views
Been flying the TAR out of my little GWS pico Tiger Moth and still with the Himax HC2212-1180 Brushless Outrunner without any issue or problems!

A little additional Kv so, I can fly my pico Tiger Moth with just 2-Cells and still have good power while swinging a GWS 8 X 6 prop. Performs it ALL including a loop from level flight and etc....etc.....

Just a super power system!

Okay, for those wondering:
http://stores.aeromicro.com/himax-22...-runner-motor/


Power System Setup:

Himax HC2212-1180 Brushless Outrunner
Castle Creations ThunderBird 9 AMP Brushless ESC
GWS Std Narrow Servos
Castle Creations BERG 4-Channel Receiver
2-Cell, 1200mAH, Li-POLY <-- This is the largest Battery I use! It usually a 850mAH 2-Cell to keep it really light!
Pilot from ParkZone P-51D Mustang "Frankie"
Wheels, Dubro Lite Foam 1 1/2 inch diameter

Keeps my model really light!

Tiger Moth (2 min 29 sec)

Posted by Carmen Chen | Sep 27, 2019 @ 10:46 PM | 1,246 Views
Looks just like a real crocodile! Realistic features including the scales, eyes, and teeth. Deter any bird or creature that tries to come near your pond. The wind and water current will allow the floating foam croc decoy to freely float around as if it is swimming. Protect your fish or just scare your friends!

Feature:
1.Super Realistic Crocodile Head
2.Quality Material: Made of Natural Resin
3.Garden & Fish Protector: 2-Channel operation of moving forward and backward, turn left and right, simulating the speed and movement of the real crocodile, freely flows in the water. The simulated crocodile RC boat helps prevent geese and other waterfowl away from the pond. Effectively drive away waterfowl and protect the pool.
4.Defender & Decoration: The realistic alligator head not only can keep animals away and also can be a ornament in the garden or pool, It s also good as a Halloween gift and home decoration.
5.RC Toys For Kids

*Product details:
Product Name: Flytec V004 RC Crocodile Boat
Frequency: 2.4GHZ
Control Time: 15 Mins
Charging Time: 4-5 Hours
Control Distance: 30 M
Battery: 3.7V 500MAH
Product Size (L*W*H) : 32*17*12 cm
Product Weight: 677g
Speed: 15 KM/h

*Function:
1.2.4GHz remote control, the remote control distance is farther, and many people use it without interference.
2. Resin simulation of the crocodile head, the shape is realistic.
3. Forward, backward,turn left and turn right four-channel operation, which simulates the...Continue Reading
Posted by Hobby Details | Sep 27, 2019 @ 09:55 PM | 1,224 Views
1.9" Aluminum Beadlock Crawler Wheels 4pcs - Spider
DTCW01901A: Red
DTCW01901B: Black
4pcs/set
Wholesale Price please PM or contact me at: [email protected]
Posted by Boone 870 | Sep 27, 2019 @ 09:54 PM | 1,199 Views
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had my transmitter modified with pressure and vacuum switches that would enable me to use additional channels for flaps, gear or the trainer switch. After a year of trial and error with multiple switch manufacturers and switches that required different amounts of pressure and vacuum to actuate, I've given up on using those types of switches.

The problem with using those switches is moisture from blowing into the tube causes the inner workings to corrode and gum up after multiple uses. I've tried cleaning the switch internals with everything from warm soapy water to hydrogen peroxide to contact cleaner and that works, but only for a short time before they stop working again.

The partial solution I have found is a camera bite switch. $40 for the switch, a few bucks for an RCA jack and a few inches of wire to solder to the "I" switch on my DX9 and I have a simple, reliable way to operate the flaps on my Valiant 1.3 and 84" Turbo Bushmaster. Now to find a switching solution that will allow me to change the switch position without having to bite down the entire time I need to use it…
Posted by Aireck | Sep 27, 2019 @ 03:33 PM | 2,310 Views
Well, I have definitely progressed since my last entry. I have built two quads, a bunch of Flight Test planes, got FPV going pretty well, and got my two kids and two neighbor kids into flying. Time remains the biggest challenge. Also my oldest son is very active and after about 5 minutes at the flying field he is ready to do something else. Those are a good 5 minutes though. The technology that we have today is amazing and it keeps getting better.
Posted by carlosjml4 | Sep 27, 2019 @ 03:27 PM | 2,441 Views
Freestyle video, in another location, called Barbosa, in the municipality of Medellin:

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Posted by TMacFPV | Sep 27, 2019 @ 03:26 PM | 2,352 Views
Got bobbles with your throttle? I'm sorry.😞
You can take care of that easily in a few minutes with better FPV throttle control & your own custom throttle curve!
Better altitude control, smoother videos, more fun, free checklist?!? C’Mon, let’s do this!🤩
Got experience with throttle curves? Let me know what you use 'em for and how they work for you! No experience? Give 'em a try!👍
BETTER FPV THROTTLE CONTROL (18 min 33 sec)

Posted by JSKYVOLT | Sep 27, 2019 @ 03:14 PM | 2,181 Views
One of three cl planes began flying with friends help. Wanting to complete some 1/2 a rc planes but among other demands I have to saw a bunch of logs for house and garage projects.before the cold weather. Would gladly trade some of the aircraft I have for help with firewood etc. but rather remote possibility.
Posted by turbinefancy | Sep 27, 2019 @ 02:12 PM | 2,260 Views
Both were flying HD FPV to allow smooth close formation. Shoutout to CGReload for hand crafting the awesome scale looking instrument panel!

Smooth FPV Formation with Stephen's FPV T-34 (3 min 4 sec)

Posted by Merch | Sep 27, 2019 @ 01:59 PM | 2,951 Views
Attop P01 RTF Airplane 400mm Wingspan 2.4GHz 3CH RC Remote Controlled Fixed Wing Plane



Full video review to follow.






The RC airplane' body has 3 channel so that it can accelerate, diving, pulling up, and turn left/right. What's more amazing, it can automatically corrects its own flying posture, and it is full scale control, so it can flys accurately as your expectation. This plane is a perfect toy to accompany your kids to explore the field of automatic technology. Moreover, it is also a great toy for adults.

Features:
With 2.4GHz transmitter, you'll never get any radio interference with this RC airplane.
It has a light body and 3 channel, and it can automatically corrects its own flying posture, which makes it fly flexiblely.
It has cool letters and patterns on the body of the airplane, making it cool to play.
Its working time reaches up to 15mins, which makes the airplane flys longer than others.
Rechargeable battery with a USB charging cable is very convenient, and the charging time is only 45-60mins.
Any problem, please contact our store without hesitation. Honor to serve you!

Specifications:
Item name: RC Airplane
Main material: Foam
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Motor: M8
Control distance: About 100m
Battery: 3.7V 380mAh (Built-in)
Charging time: 45-60mins
Working time: 15mins
Working temperature: 0-40℃
Battery for remote controller: 3*AAA/1.5V (not included)
Extended size: 400mm
Frame length: 260mm
Weight: 83g
Age: 14+...Continue Reading
Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 27, 2019 @ 11:07 AM | 1,788 Views
Well here it is, an almost complete FT Edge! Just got a few more things left and it will ready for a maiden. In this last part of the build series I wanted to share some of my experiences along the way...especially the end result with using Titebond, some linkage/throw tips, and other things.

FT Edge Build Intro Part 3... Weight with Titebond glue, linkage/throw tips, reinforce the foam spar (8 min 28 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Sep 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM | 1,780 Views
Guys!

Been flying my ParkZone Snorting Bull P-47 Thunderbolt for the past two days and visiting my RC Club on the way to work

The model is spectacular and never disappoints plus, it lands dead stick with minimal UP Elevator input. However, I was shocked this morning as I found myself landing with the Flaps with 4 degrees in the UPWARD Position, I mean it performed almost a perfect three point landing with very scale effects!

There was one RC Club member (Milt Farrow) who witnessed the calamity

Anyone landed their P-47 with UPWARD Flaps?

A few pictures!


Posted by Jyester | Sep 27, 2019 @ 09:18 AM | 1,602 Views
As of late i have found a new, well not totally new but a new love for me. I like gliders theirs something about them that i love, and i think its the lack of a power system. Totally gliding on air has to be the coolest thing.
Recently i attended a FPV event in Stephenstown, NY the event was NEFPV Feat meet. This year we had close to 75 pilots that showed u for one, two, three and four days for this event. I had converted large chuck glider to rc and it flew awesome! At the event they were passing out little chuck gliders, so i snatched a couple.
I wanted to make something different and i figured something easy not to complexed. So i mad a Groggen look alike out of the chuckie. It's very easy to do and take very little time and efford to convert and you will need basic tools and some aerocell foam strickly for the TE and possibly the vertical fin other than that some small lightweight items such as servos and power system are needed. Being that its small quad gear maybe the easiest to install, as i used 5.6g servos and my power system motor esc only weighed 23.8 grams, and the plane with servos install and cf spar came in at 43.2g .
Some pics of the build and power system just to show you what can be done. I will also add in photos f a swept wing version im working on also. Hope you guys like what can be done with any chuck glider. The blue one is the Baby...Continue Reading