Posted by SHK1ECG | Today @ 04:17 AM | 134 Views
This blog will describe the build of an own design electric powered Vickers Viscount - the world's first turboprop airliner. This will be my fifth OD model, earlier ones being a Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer, Armstrong Whitworth Argosy, Piaggio 136 amphibian and most recently a Beechcraft King Air B200. Build logs are on this Group for the Piaggio and the King Air.

Specification for the model are:

Scale 1:12.6
Winspan 2266 mm (7 ft 5in)
Target Flying Weight less than 7 Kg
Fuselage Length 2070 mm (6ft 9 in)
Tailplane Span 850 mm (2 ft 10in)
Fuselage Diameter 262 mm (10 5/16 in)
Height (ground to top of fin) 653 mm
Nacelles - removable to fit flight batteries. Each will contain a 3S or 4S 2200 lipo, ESC, motor and safety link.
Motors - four brushless outrunners to produce at least 260W per motor for 80W/Lb . Ideally 4-blade propellers with squared-off tips.
Radio - 9 Channel Multiplex M-Link
Fowler flaps
OD retracts
Lighting system
3-piece removable wing
2-piece removable tailplane
auto connection of wiring and controls on assembly
British Airways colour scheme

Thanks go to :

Alexander B's thread containing research for a larger Viscount model. This has been dormant for several years and as far as I am aware has fallen prey to other commitments.

The Vickers Viscount Network run by Viscount enthusiasts with a large archive of material

Nick Stroud for his excellent book 'The Vickers Viscount' and published by Frontline Books.

At the present time, draft fuselage drawings are nearing completion, draft nacelle drawings are completed, as are the OD front retracts. Main retracts are still at the head scratching stage. The main build effort is expected to begin in the autumn and extend into the spring of next year.

Come along for the ride, and feel free to chip in with your advice or queries along the way.
Posted by Garden Gnome | Today @ 03:50 AM | 190 Views
Hello I have a blade 70s and I'm finding it hard to bind it to a T8SG PLUS v3 carbon.does anybody now what I'm doing wrong?
Posted by Catherine Chen | Today @ 02:48 AM | 285 Views
Hello Everyone,

Wish you have a nice day!

We have QS8-S , QS8L, and QS8U Antispark connector want to share with you.

Please check Picture.

Best Regards
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 10:15 PM | 716 Views
Ever wish you had more than one momentary switch on your OpenTx radio? I do--every time I fly. This video shows how to use software to get three different functions on your momentary switch:

3 Functions 1 Switch: OpenTx Edge/Sticky Logical Switches Explained - OpenTx Tutorial for Beginners (16 min 58 sec)

Posted by cuavlindy | Yesterday @ 08:07 PM | 849 Views
CUAV Pixhack V3X Flight Controller PIX Open Source for FPV Drone Quadcopter Helicopter RC parts whole sale free shipping
Posted by BDOG1 | Yesterday @ 04:15 PM | 1,291 Views
I have not been out on the slope since 6/5 with either no wind or wind blowing every direction but the needed NW for the last 2 months.
I could not stand to wait any longer for a much needed fix {or at least a nice walk to the top on a beautiful summer day }
so with a forecast of a 10mph west I loaded up my Crystal and headed out .
The forecast was spot on with a measured max of 10mph on my Hall wind Gage .

I launched any found I could intermittently catch some slope lift off the north west tip of the hill that wasn't quite shaded by the tree line that is on the south side.
With all the sunshine large thermals were passing through out in front of the hill , I was alternating between out front of the hill and the face as the conditions ebbed and flowed .
After about a hour the wind was dying so I landed and headed back down to my car...
What's that they say - a not so good day of flying is better than an good day of work
Keep them in the air Boy's
Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 03:24 PM | 1,383 Views
The concept has been proven by using the Valiant landing gear installed in the Apprentice, Timber and Gentle Lady. The U shaped landing gear allow the lipo to fit between the legs. The aluminum has to be secure to the foam via hardwood such as 1/16 thick plywood that would extend forward on either side of the cockpit. A brace at the top would allow a single screw to keep the gear from falling down and away from the fuselage. The plastic exhaust plate on the belly would have to be removed and put back in place after the gear was plugged in place. This exhaust plate could be modified with a plywood plate to further secure the gear from changing shape before it extends away from the fuselage sides. A small stearable tailwheel would be attached to the rudder. See pics
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 02:11 PM | 1,496 Views
The Hummer is ready to!
Red Eagle Model Hummer 3D EPP RC Plane Build Review (12 min 37 sec)

Posted by nagas | Yesterday @ 12:41 PM | 1,636 Views
Oh no! Another flying Pig!

Having recently purchased a Spektrum iX12 Tx I was intrigued with the possibilities of Sequencers, especially those that self cycle repeatedly causing an outcome such as flashing a light or moving a widget.

For a long time I have wanted to make model ornithopters for Phoenix, but how to make the wings flap? I could put them on one of the normal control channels so they move with the ailerons or elevator for example, as I do to animate my pilots but that is not very satisfactory for wings. Then I realised I could use a Cyclic Sequencer to drive the flapping motion!

At that point I was looking for an ornithopter to experiment with and I suddenly realised we already have one; Miss Piggy!

Previously I could make her flap her wings and run by moving the aileron and elevator rhythmically during take off. Now I could drive those motions with a Cyclic Sequencer. How cool is that?

To make this version of Miss Piggy flap her wings and run autonomously, the movements are not intrinsic to Phoenix but are driven by the Spektrum sequencer.

Pigasus originally made by Rick. Much help from both Aelflyer and Rick to implement the ornithopter concept.

You can download the model here.

Pigasus (1 min 3 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 12:33 PM | 1,638 Views

RadioMaster TX16S 16CH Multi-Protocol Transmitter - Review Part 2 - Cubs, Corsairs, and Mustangs, Oh My!

RadioMaster TX16S Transmitter

Banggood GCRC

Here is a link to the Video:

I have been contemplating getting one of the Jumper Transmitters for about a year now but I just couldn't work it into my budget.
Well, now I have one Courtesy of Banggood to Test and Review ;-)
I want to thank Banggood for sending this Transmitter for Review.
One Transmitter to Rule Them all!

Here are links to the PDF File of my Setup for the Eachine Mini P51D Mustang in Letter & A4 Format:

Here is a link to my Model Files for the Eachine Mini Mustang, Corsair, & Volantex Sport Cub 500:

RadioMaster TX16S Downloads Page:

RadioMaster Thingiverse page:

OpenTX 2.2 Manual:

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Posted by JohnM | Yesterday @ 09:22 AM | 1,920 Views
UMX Timber RX Board - External ESC
The signal pin location is circled in red. I have verified and recommend a DYS XSD 12A BLHeli ESC.

Part # EFLA6420BL
Posted by MaydayOne | Yesterday @ 07:11 AM | 2,066 Views
Posted by mperaltaoz | Yesterday @ 06:47 AM | 2,115 Views
This was a very challenging build due to the complex curves involved, and I'm highly pleased with the result.
The P3 Revolution is a highly modified Pitts... so much that it doesn't even resemble a Pitts
I started from scratch doing the design in Sketchup, following photos of the real plane and comparing with the original Pitts.
The result was amazing. She is light, highly aerobatic, goes vertically really nice, and slows down nicely for beautiful landings.

Here is the Build Log in case you are interested in more details:

P3 Revolution 5th Flight (2 min 51 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Aerophoto | Yesterday @ 01:48 AM | 2,501 Views
On internet it is very difficult to find how really we can use it..
Every body can buy this ESC ( on EBay for example ) and to be abble to use it we must know theses informations.
The Esc will make a continus beep when you will supply it for the first time.
The Esc module must detect the middle of the servo pulse ( the middle rest position of the throttle stick ) and it needs to use a digital radio control...
This document explains you how to detect the origin of your actual problem.
Posted by alex_nikiforov | Yesterday @ 12:43 AM | 2,571 Views
RunCam Phoenix 2 1/2 CMOS 1000TVL 2.1mm M12 Lens FOV 155 Degree 4:3/16:9 PAL/NTSC Switchable FPV Camera For RC Racing Drone

Runcam Phoenix V2. Хорошая замена RunCam Eagle. Полный обзор (4 min 59 sec)

RunCam Phoenix 2
Posted by Sunset321 | Yesterday @ 12:41 AM | 2,551 Views
Plane can travel at walking speed and still not stall.
Best 3D plane I have ever flown.