Posted by turbinefancy | Oct 16, 2021 @ 02:24 AM | 25,810 Views
Over the years, many fellow RC pilots have asked me where I get my pan & tilts. I assume many would like to fly scale HT FPV like I do, but commonly available P & T's all seem to have obvious faults. So for my 2021 new year resolution, I set out to develop and produce one for sale that solves all the common faults. After much delay, I have achieved that goal!

Introducing Motionsic B.A.G. (BadAss Gimbal) - the most practical pan & tilt making head-tracking FPV easy!

Designed for use with DJI FPV Air Unit camera and FPV cameras 20mm width or smaller including Caddx Air Unit, Nebula Pro, Polar, etc. it fits easily under most RC plane canopies 40” wingspan and up. Can also be installed on RC cars, crawlers, boats, or copters for use with a head-tracker to give realistic in-cockpit visual experience.

Attributes:

Compact - fits under most RC plane canopies, needs only cylindrical space 40mm diameter, 50mm tall for full movement with the FPV camera

Easy to install - use included screws and nuts to affix camera and platform to plane in minutes

Smooth/precise movement - includes 2x all-metal gear, digital, premium ball-bearing servos made by Sav÷x in Taiwan (compare with sh0257mg, $35 retail each). https://www.savoxusa.com/products/sa...hnical-details

Check six for bandits - custom servos allow the camera to pan 280░ to see 360░ (with camera field of view), tilt up 80░ down 45░

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Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 15, 2021 @ 09:15 PM | 27,800 Views
Hi guys!

Whats up?

Been a long time coming and I finally got a used one in German Captured Clothing.

Hey, as the saying goes, beggars can't be choosy!
Posted by djmoose | Oct 15, 2021 @ 03:43 PM | 29,807 Views
Here are flights #5 and #6 on the airframe. Getting all the kinks worked out. Sorry for the "boring" flights but I like to break them in nice and slow.

2 Quick flights and landings - Black Horse Gilmore 92" 60cc ARF - Electric - Dualsky GA6000 on 12S (7 min 37 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 15, 2021 @ 02:46 PM | 29,390 Views
Hi guys!

Just came across this model at my RC Club and was able to maiden it with very good results.

It is heavy for sure with 12-Cells behind it. Wow!

Here's the Video:

Super Viper RC EDF Jet over Moon Port Modelers RC Club 10-15-2021 (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by thejetengine | Oct 15, 2021 @ 02:12 PM | 27,320 Views
Hello, my name is Necati, I have been dealing with Rc vehicles for 5 years. In recent years, I have been interested in the production of jet engines and spare parts and I opened a new shop for it. From now on, there will be jet engine spare parts production and on-demand accessory parts sales in my shop. These products include lubrication unit, bearings, turbines and everything else. Don't forget to follow us on social media.
http://www.thejetengine.shop
http://www.instagram.com/thejetengine
Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 15, 2021 @ 01:41 PM | 27,779 Views
Guys,

I can tell you that parts for these Park Zone (Horizon) RC Warbird models are getting really hard to get.

I was lucky, however, back in September, I was able to purchase via our Classifieds the landing gear set which included the Strut Covers as my model lost one.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...Spitfire-parts

I am so glad that I found this sale and quickly acted on it as now my Spitfire has both Strut Covers again!

If anyone has any parts PLEASE let me know!
Posted by Old_Pilot | Oct 15, 2021 @ 01:36 PM | 24,243 Views
Got the ailerons and elevator mounted and hinged....And she balances right where she is supposed to......now to figure out color

Just ran the wing loading calc's.....48 oz all up over 6 sq ft of wing....8.0 oz/sq-ft......that's pretty light wing loading...very pleased......anything below 10 would have been acceptable
Posted by vperko | Oct 15, 2021 @ 02:04 AM | 28,753 Views
Here are the XPS Pics of the edf unit i have
Posted by RCWorks | Oct 14, 2021 @ 03:50 PM | 32,369 Views
We got hit on Sunday and 2 more came to town on Tuesday.

https://www.koco.com/article/oklahom...darko/37929566

Storm Damage in Anadarko Oklahoma (1 min 33 sec)


Before it was over there were 1900 houses without power. We lost power when it first hit on Sunday, we got power back on Tuesday.

Anadarko power outage (1 min 40 sec)
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Posted by GonzoBorinquen | Oct 14, 2021 @ 12:52 PM | 32,587 Views
Have had this Great Planes DR-1 since sometime around 2005. Has had many many flights and its body shows it. The Monokote is patch up with Monokote and USPS tape in many places.

The DR-1 still flies and does it very well. As a matter of fact this model does the most insane spins I have ever seen . I will start spinning it at an altitude of 300' and breakout of the spin at around 50'. The 250' spin treck takes around 10 - 15 seconds. The spin rate is awesome at about a revolution every half to 3/4 of a second. The angle very shallow, almost a flat spin.

The DR-1 is powered by a Saito 90 4 stroke with a 14X8 prop. It has a very nice sound to it and it idles at very low revolutions.

The Dr-1 is not an easy plane to fly thou. You have to be on top of it all thru the flight. It dislikes crosswinds and will track perfectly with wind not been more 25 degrees of the runway center. Surprisingly it is usually docile at landings even with its very narrow landing gear.

Just flew it last Wednesday 10/13/21 after a layover of around 2 years. Did have to work on the engine to loosen the throtte barrel that sticks with the old gummy castor oil. Otherwise, it started on the 1st try, adjusted high speed needle and idled perfectly.

Will do a restorer in the future not using monokote but silk span and sanding sealer. This will make look more real and high don't particulary like ironong on materials specially Monokote.

Will post once I start the restoration.
Posted by simages | Oct 14, 2021 @ 12:19 PM | 28,550 Views
This year we had three clubs participating in the Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon with Paulding County Model Aviation Club "again" hosting the event and joined by Bartow County Model Aviation and the North Georgia Sky Rebels.......
We had 4 rings, 3 hours and 11 Pilots to record 378 flights for the 2021 14th Annual Worldwide Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon!

Our group came in 6th world wide, pretty!!
Posted by Rickmelder | Oct 14, 2021 @ 11:44 AM | 26,485 Views
Was given a dynaflite 50" SE5A to restore. Lower wing is missing. Trying to find the plans to reconstruct. Any help greatly appreciated.
Posted by Walterann | Oct 14, 2021 @ 08:27 AM | 26,424 Views
Ah yes...October! Cooler weather, turning leaves, crisp air, and sunny skies! Yea right!

Well I finally made it out. It only took 3 weekends for some decent weather. Last weekend, rain. The previous two, hot as hell and windy. But today...72 degrees, light winds, clear skies, and a bit humid. It's been raining the last 3 days, with more to come.


Goblin Raw

This heli is unbelievable, it just flies! It's a beast, soild as a rock. However today, I noticed I need more collective pitch! I'm not much of an electric flier, nitro and gas mainly. Today I noticed, while doing some Tic-Toc's, I need more collective pitch. As it is right now, +/-12 degrees. Maybe I should bump that up to 13/14 degrees? Someone want to chime in?

I flew all 4 packs working some big air stuff, traveling maneuvers, and close up stationary 3D maneuvers. I can also tell I need some more agility percentage. And possibly increase the head speed some. The heli seems to be getting slow to me...Am I getting used to this heli?

As it is, it is a joy to fly, even though I almost packed it in inverted. I was doing some traveling flips, and lost orientation with the collective. I was able to recover with 20 feet to spare, but this is the first time in a long time I did this. To recover, I repeated the maneuver again, perfect. Don't know what I was thinking at the time. Nothing like getting the heart rate elevated some. I started thinking about the replacement parts I would need to buy...not this time!
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Posted by Rickk Miller | Oct 14, 2021 @ 05:43 AM | 26,508 Views
P-RIX is short for my scratch-built design Pterosauris RIX, shown in the attached pictures. It has a 9 ft. wingspan, Eflite-10 motor, and no vertical fin. It has elevator, aileron and throttle control.

For the purpose of the quiz question, "flown successfully" means that under radio control by the pilot, it has climbed in the air under its own power, was able to go up/down, turn left/right and has landed "without being wrecked," as the Wright brothers once wrote.

So the Quiz Question is, has Pterosauris RIX ever been flown successfully?
Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 13, 2021 @ 06:24 PM | 27,121 Views
Took out this large lady of the sky! Had my way with it and flew three (3) wonderful flights!

Leopard RC Motors (LC5065-520Kv) are great as it is powering my large Great Planes RV-4 of 70-inch wing span and tipping the digital scales at 12-lbs. Commutation is done by the Hobby Wing 80-AMP ESC (BEC Disabled) and an external Castle Creations BEC PRO (20-AMP) is used for power to the Receiver (Spektrum AR8000 + SAT). Using just 5-Cells, 5,000mAH, 45C, Lithium Polymer by GENS ACE does a great job on this Glow-to-Electric conversion Project.

Great Planes RV 4 70 inch wing span Glow to Electric Conversion 10-13-2021 (4 min 31 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 13, 2021 @ 02:23 PM | 27,093 Views
Our Bill at my RC Club finally had his maiden flight of his Freewing Al37 in the American Airlines scheme (Custom Paint and Calli Graphics).

We had a few assisting him and the model flew without the benefit of any Gyro or assist from the Stock Electronics as we visited all four (4) Youtube Videos while we were at the RC Club field and could NOT get his Gyro to work so, we flew it without and it performed very well.

However, the Instructor Pilot at the third (3rd) flight reported some very unnerving (unexpected) turns from the model (unsolicited) and he quickly landed without any further issues, thankfully.

The plan going forward is Bill will remove all STOCK Electronic Gear from his Jet and place his well known brand.
Freewing AL37 Airliner Twin 70mm EDF 10-13-2021 (4 min 3 sec)

Posted by JSKYVOLT | Oct 13, 2021 @ 12:02 PM | 26,739 Views
For its maiden flight. Purchased this six? years ago needing only receiver and flight battery and it only needs a range test and stickers with the appropriate numbers to be ready to tumble. The good news is the staircase pad is done and I am making a (thin) template to cut out the risers and runners, approx. 20 inches for the latter and 6.8" for the risers. Once satisfied I will copy the template to 3 one and seven eighths thick by twelve inch by 200 inch long red oak boards that I will saw up with the mill. Will get help moving and hoisting the stringers. Meanwhile got to scrounge up staircase posts and rails and balisters from already milled oak and maple posts and planks.
The pad weighs about 2000 lbs. based on the 27 sixty pounds bags I transported from home supply store in my 97' ranger, actually purchased thirty, plus many pails of cleaned stones and concrete rubble I had gathered up.
Posted by Old_Pilot | Oct 13, 2021 @ 07:22 AM | 26,950 Views
Got the wing assembled and the servos mounted..will build the control surfaces today....sewn hinges

And I got most of the fuse done..had to surface mount the rudder servo....not enough room inside the fuselage.....oh well....The cowling is the bottom of a Hug Fruit Juice Barrel......the only glider on the planet with a radial engine.LMAO