Posted by Hobby Details | Today @ 10:51 PM | 7 Views
Hobby Details Powerful Power2 Electric Mini Screwdriver RELEASE Now👏👏👏👏

3.6V, 1300mAh, 180rpm, 3.5Nm, Chuck 6.35mm Hex, 18650 Battery with lighter weight 318.8g.
Great to assemble and repair your RC car, drone, boat, airplane, FPV and many more. And the price will second to no other tools with its great performance.
Wholesale Price please PM or contact me at: [email protected]
Posted by Capt jk | Today @ 10:25 PM | 9 Views
Hi all,
I really hope to get the issues related to interaction with everyone resolved. I am hoping to hear from people, share progress, and learn from you all.

Below are pics of my progress. The fuselage is nearing completion of the Balsa wood build phase. I have sanded and applied filler, it is nice to see the classic B-17 lines.

Most of my electronic parts have arrived. I am waiting for the control lines as I hope to install them next to seal up the fuselage.
Posted by old4570 | Today @ 10:07 PM | 17 Views
Yes , you know your getting old when FUN hurts ! ( My achy breaky body )

Its windy as all outdoors again , so what to do except window shop ( maybe spend some money ) .

Picture 1

Another Lipo powered FF glider , yes I had to buy it !

Picture 2

3D printed motor glider ( glider ? ) . No I didn't buy it , but available out of the USA on Ebay . Looks interesting .

With this windy weather , I should move on some projects ( but my body hurts ) . Hmmmm
I have that 1 meter glider , and the Tx & Rx from the Invader , + some brushed motors that should work with folding props .


Posted by TinkleWid | Today @ 06:24 PM | 71 Views
Found another great new spot for some close proximity fpv flying. It gave me a chance to test out the Lumenier AXII Long Range Antenna on my goggles for penetration. There were far too many people around to test long range today but the new long antenna is a great improvement over the stock anttenna, especially as I sit down to fly.

NEW Lumenier AXII Long Range: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vGDKjUcjgC

Caddx Turtle V2 on Armattan Gecko 3 with New Antenna Lumenier AXII Long Range | NO TOOTHPICK FRAME (2 min 54 sec)


Waterproof Transmitter Beam Port Bag
NEW BACKPACK: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3D3KZIHHRP

Equipment Used (3 inch build): sub 250g quad
Armattan Gecko 3: https://www.armattanquads.com/gecko-3/
Caddx Ratel Starlight Camera: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3m33VyzOW2
Caddx Turtle v2: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DDmmPAUn4K
Receiver to replace bulky HGLRC TX20 VTX: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mDGDHEzopf
NEW Lumenier AXII Long Range: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vGDKjUcjgC
Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/custlink/m3v3VNUn4U
XM+ : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3DmGFNqsBw
VRD2 Pro Goggles: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KDvmHAUnsR
Brotherhobby Tornado T1 1407 4100KV https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vv3G9GL4bt
Acehe 850mAh 4S 75C-150C LiPo Battery - bought in the UK
TPU Mount for the Caddx Turtle: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mKDvSDHcC0
Thingyverse Mount for Caddx Turtle: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3210256
GoPro replacement M12 Lens (less fisheye): https://www.banggood.com/SHOOT-170-D...r_warehouse=CN
Jumper T8SG https://www.banggood.com/Jumper-T8SG...d=124521124520
VTX03S (UK Warehouse) https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-VTX...r_warehouse=UK

Not Used: (spare kit)
ND Filters (ND8) for Caddx Ratel
https://www.banggood.com/15mm-Caddx-...tlinkid=292341
HGLRC Flame: 1407 motors: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/G3mD5NzQjT
Lipo Tattu 850 4S:- https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GGmKFAkbg0

The Caddx Ratel allows a live FPV feed and a the Caddx Turtle v2 records the HD DVR, without the weight of a heavy HD GoPro. The Turtle V2 brings no real improvements over the original version apart from the awful sound.
Posted by TinkleWid | Today @ 06:24 PM | 71 Views
Found another great new spot for some close proximity fpv flying. It gave me a chance to test out the Lumenier AXII Long Range Antenna on my goggles for penetration. There were far too many people around to test long range today but the new long antenna is a great improvement over the stock anttenna, especially as I sit down to fly.

NEW Lumenier AXII Long Range: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vGDKjUcjgC

Caddx Turtle V2 on Armattan Gecko 3 with New Antenna Lumenier AXII Long Range | NO TOOTHPICK FRAME (2 min 54 sec)


Waterproof Transmitter Beam Port Bag
NEW BACKPACK: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3D3KZIHHRP

Equipment Used (3 inch build): sub 250g quad
Armattan Gecko 3: https://www.armattanquads.com/gecko-3/
Caddx Ratel Starlight Camera: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3m33VyzOW2
Caddx Turtle v2: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DDmmPAUn4K
Receiver to replace bulky HGLRC TX20 VTX: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mDGDHEzopf
NEW Lumenier AXII Long Range: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vGDKjUcjgC
Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/custlink/m3v3VNUn4U
XM+ : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3DmGFNqsBw
VRD2 Pro Goggles: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KDvmHAUnsR
Brotherhobby Tornado T1 1407 4100KV https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vv3G9GL4bt
Acehe 850mAh 4S 75C-150C LiPo Battery - bought in the UK
TPU Mount for the Caddx Turtle: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mKDvSDHcC0
Thingyverse Mount for Caddx Turtle: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3210256
GoPro replacement M12 Lens (less fisheye): https://www.banggood.com/SHOOT-170-D...r_warehouse=CN
Jumper T8SG https://www.banggood.com/Jumper-T8SG...d=124521124520
VTX03S (UK Warehouse) https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-VTX...r_warehouse=UK

Not Used: (spare kit)
ND Filters (ND8) for Caddx Ratel
https://www.banggood.com/15mm-Caddx-...tlinkid=292341
HGLRC Flame: 1407 motors: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/G3mD5NzQjT
Lipo Tattu 850 4S:- https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GGmKFAkbg0

The Caddx Ratel allows a live FPV feed and a the Caddx Turtle v2 records the HD DVR, without the weight of a heavy HD GoPro. The Turtle V2 brings no real improvements over the original version apart from the awful sound.
Posted by UpNup | Today @ 05:49 PM | 71 Views
Piecing together a canopy has been interesting. The acetate has to be curved. Fastening glass to the ply formers has been a challenge.

I started with cardboard cutouts. I had an old cowl that was perfectly curved. It also handles the heat from my heat gun.

Glues wouldnt stick. I found that CA provided a strong surface. I used double-sided clear tape. Its an experiment right now. However, I like the acetate the im using. Keeping the inside clean will be important.

My plan is to cut out 1/32 ply frames to glue over the joints.
Posted by UpNup | Today @ 05:48 PM | 72 Views
Piecing together a canopy has been interesting. The acetate has to be curved. Fastening glass to the ply formers has been a challenge.

I started with cardboard cutouts. I had an old cowl that was perfectly curved. It also handles the heat from my heat gun.

Glues wouldnt stick. I found that CA provided a strong surface. I used double-sided clear tape. Its an experiment right now. However, I like the acetate the im using. Keeping the inside clean will be important.
Posted by Dude Nurse | Today @ 04:44 PM | 113 Views
OK just received mine. Looks like the FTr16 receiver might be complicated. I saw a lot of threads where all any one wanted to do was complain. Change is good, and acceptance can save you money and reduce stress. So I say the PL18 probably saved me anywhere from 200 to 800 dollars. I like the lipo internal for multiple reasons, like it makes me ensure I don't be lazy and not charge, it can last up to 8 hours of fly time and most likely will, can be charged wirelessly and Micro USB so if I'm weak enough to not charge before I go to the field and even forget my Micro USB cord and remember to bring the wireless unit I can still charge. I fly airplanes, helis and am building a hex copter and am willing to bet that I will be able to use it for my hovercraft and my PT 109. It feels great in my hands, it warns me of errors I am making before I cause myself problems, tells me the battery left on both Tx and Rx with a simple graphic representation. And I still haven't found out a minuscule fraction of the capabilities available. If you are scared to buy one, download the operators manual and quick start guides and learn about it before you sell it short. It looks like the racing receiver is a bit complicated, but because I build from balsa plywood basswood and plans, I'm sure I will enjoy the challenge. Came to me from Hong Kong in about 10 days. Can't wait to launch my hex with this radidio.
Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 12:47 PM | 207 Views
Halloa people

sooo yes.. SJcam has itself a new action camera, and in case you don't know SJcam: they are one of the less costly alternatives to Gopro camera's..
I ordered one in pre-sale and received it last week.. Time to do some tests with it!

link to the camera: SJcam SJ9 Strike - 4K action camera

First test I've been doing is microphone / vlogging tests:

Vlogging tests with SJCAM's new Flagship 4K Action Camera - SJ9 Strike Review P.1 (7 min 26 sec)


the external microphone I used:
https://www.banggood.com/Original-SJ...13974002015038

Playlist with Unedited video's:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...kPLNUK9Ye_aCGh

Specifications:
shape: classic Gopro shape
max video res: 4K at 60 fps
max frame rate:
video codec: MP4 H.264 or H.265 - user selectable
max photo res: 12 MP - 4000x3000
field of view:
max CF card size: 128 GB - (I would suggest an U3 card)
microphone: dual / stereo
external microphone: Yes, via USB-C
gyro stabi: Yes, up to 4K 30 fps
WIFI config option: Yes
battery: 1300mah Lion
max recording time: +/- 2 hours at 1080P 60 fps
viewfinder screen: Yes
touch-screen: Yes
second (front) screen: Yes
usb-type: USB-C
water proof: Yes up to 10 meters without extra case
Posted by HangerJake | Today @ 11:29 AM | 281 Views
Greetings. Just got a Dumas Gipsy Moth for my birthday. I decided that since there is not too much info on this particular kit from Dumas that Ill start a build thread. I intend to design the plane to be a a 4 channel with ailerons. Unlike the Trittle Tiger Moth the Gipsy is a little smaller and instructions do not include how to make it RC. With 30 to play with, I think theres plenty of room for a wide variety of options.
Im going with the lightweight PICO GWS radio that I had in my GWS Tiger Moth (Yes I love Tiger Moths)
Considering going with a brushless BL250 for power... probably almost too much but it flies the Trittle Moth with plenty of power!
Posted by hifinsword | Today @ 07:20 AM | 398 Views
Anyone interested in the Freewing F/A-18C 90mm EDF should post questions for it on the MotionRC forum here:
"Freewing 90mm F/A-18C 90mm EDF Jet - Official Thread"

I bought the PNP model from MotionRC in the Blue Angels livery. My maiden flight is posted below.


4th of July 2019, Freewing F-18C maiden flight (3 min 57 sec)



It is the fastest, and prettiest model I have owned. It gets a lot of positive comments when people see it.

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SPECS:
Freewing F/A-18C Hornet 90mm 9-blade EDF Jet PNP
Wing Span 1034mm / 40.7in
Length 1500mm / 59.05in
Weight 2640g ? /5.?lbs 93.12oz empty - not confirmed yet
Airframe material - EPO
Retracts - Trailing Links w/oleo
Power - 22.2V 6S 5-6k mAh
ESC - 130A 5V/8A UBEC
Motor - 3748-1750Kv BL OUTRUNNER Motor
Fan - 9 blade
Hinges - All Nylon, Plastic split flaps
Lights - Nose Wheel landing light, top center blinking LED, port & starboard RED/GREEN LEDs
Servos 7x 9g Servos - 2 AIL, 2 FLP, 2 RUD, 1 Steering; 2x 17g ELE Servos
Tires - Front tires 2in, Rear tires 2.5in
Cheater Vent

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Where to buy. There are 4 models available as of July 2019. They can be found HERE. There is a PNP model and an ARF model, in a base gray color and the BLUE ANGELS livery. PNP models are $479. ARF models are $379.

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Posted by Kmot | Yesterday @ 11:01 PM | 550 Views
Today, I converted a Hewlett Packard 500W PSU to a 12V DC bench top power supply to use with RC battery chargers. I cut off 53 wires and 10 connectors. I grouped like wires together and then covered them with heat shrink tubing. I soldered 6 12V leads and 6 ground leads each in parallel. I soldered the power on signal wires together so that the power supply turns on when plugged into 120V AC. When I was finished I connected my Turnigy quad charger to the converted PSU and the charger lit up and then I charged a 2200 3S LiPo at 8.36 amps. Pretty cool.
Posted by xplaneguy | Yesterday @ 06:54 PM | 707 Views
This morning, I had the rare privilege to hold and photograph Carl Goldberg's personal Gentle Lady. Yes, this bird was built and flown by Carl Goldberg...one of my model aviation heroes! The Gentle Lady debuted back in 1980.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 12:23 PM | 773 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywNX1CloOFA

I still have the RacerStar SIC 2207 2688kv Motor installed for this Flight Session.
This is the 2nd Flight Session with the new Landing Skid System and so far so good ;-)

Here are links to the components:

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Racerstar SIC 2207 1888KV 2388KV 2688KV Brushless Motor - 2688KV
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-S...47791920140372

Racerstar 2508 BR2508S Green Edition 1275KV 1772KV 2522KV Brushless Motor - 2522KV
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

Racerstar BR2406S Green Edition 2600KV 2-4S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

Racerstar RS30A Lite 30A Blheli_S BB1 2-4S Brushless OPTO ESC (Converted | Primary)
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

DC-DC Converter Step Down Module UBEC 3A 5V (5V Version needed for Conversion of OPTO ESC)
https://www.banggood.com/DC-DC-Conve...47791920140372

Favourite FVT Swallow Series 30A 2-4S Brushless ESC With 5V 3A BEC For RC Airplane (Alternate)
https://www.banggood.com/Favourite-F...47791920140372

***You need a receiver to match your transmitter protocol (this receiver matches my transmitter protocol - DSM2/DSMX)
iRangeX RM601 2.4G 7CH Micro DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver With PPM Output - with pin
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Posted by Joe Pierson | Yesterday @ 12:07 PM | 790 Views
This is my New 1951 Flying Wing Build, wingspan is 55" Flying weight is 11oz.! Has 2 cell 600 Lipo and Elevaons.
Joe