Posted by RCvertt | Jun 22, 2019 @ 03:19 PM | 2,713 Views
Apollo XI flying field is open again! Max flight ceiling of 250 feet.

Previous limit used to be 400 feet. Lucky we got 250 though. Curious how the new height limit will affect the larger aircraft and especially turbine use.
Posted by Bill M - RC | Jun 22, 2019 @ 11:01 AM | 2,881 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

NEW VISUO ZEN K1 Review Introduction – Brushless 5G WIFI FPV GPS with 4K HD Dual Camera Foldable RC Quadcopter Drone COMING SOON.

Finally a brushless quadcopter drone from Visuo

You can get this VISUO ZEN K1 Brushless 5G WIFI FPV GPS With 4K HD Dual Camera Foldable RC Quadcopter Drone RTF here now: http://bit.ly/2Y1RbbW

Visuo ZEN K1 review introduction - Brushless 5G WIFI FPV GPS with 4K HD Dual Camera (1 min 44 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Jun 22, 2019 @ 09:44 AM | 2,925 Views
DustOff #8 - XK Edge Stunt Plane 3D Mode White Knuckle Flight ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdA6GFmik7k

Let's really blow the dust off this plane!
3D Mode will test your skills ;-)

Here are links to this plane and spare batteries:

Link to this Plane:

XK A430 2.4G 5CH 3D6G System Brushless RC Airplane Compatible Futaba RTF - Mode 2
https://www.banggood.com/XK-A430-2_4...47791920140372

Spare Batteries:

XK DHC-2 A600 RC Airplane Spare Parts 7.4V 300mAh 25C Li-po Battery
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DHC-2-A6...47791920140372

Turnigy nano-tech 300mAh 2S 35~70C Lipo
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=5382684821

Link to the Motor Upgrade Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbyYabReelU

Link to the Motor Upgrade Tutorial Photos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QySeWgj4QHM


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups | Facebook

https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=754189
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Posted by bill_delong | Jun 22, 2019 @ 09:20 AM | 2,904 Views
TheJANG from UltimateRC did a battery review many years ago using a discharge graph comparing 30A discharge cycles between MaxAmps brand and a couple budget brand packs that were available at the time. TheJANG found that performance was nearly identical between the packs and could not recommend MaxAmps with the opinion that they were over stating their C ratings and the price they were charging were not justified. MaxAmps would retaliate and forced YouTube to remove any video that TheJANG had published with MaxAmps in his content over "Copyright Protection". TheJANG had to cross out MaxAmps in any reference to his review on his website. He even banned the word MaxAmps from being used on the URC forums... folks would quickly adobt the name MaxCramps which was very accurate.



Posted by Tazkiller85 | Jun 22, 2019 @ 05:07 AM | 3,176 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Eachine 1, Fatshark ... au boulot !!! D'accord elles ne sont pas "parfaites", le DVR est très long à mettre en route et sa qualité n'est pas la meilleure du marché. D'accord la recherche automatique des canaux est aussi un peu longue (72 canaux 1 par 1 c'est relou ) . Mais mis à part ces petits défauts qui ne sont pas les qualités premières qu'on demande à des lunettes FPV, ces EV200D sont EXCEPTIONNELLES !!! Le FOV est parfait, l'image est magnifique, la réception excellente, le confort est top ... En toute honnêteté ces lunettes n'ont actuellement aucunes concurrente sérieuse dans cette gamme de prix. Proposées à 245€ aujourd'hui jusqu'au 23 juin, c'est sans aucun doute LE MEILLEUR RAPPORT QUALITÉ PRIX sur le marché des lunettes FPV ! Vivement les EV300D .. LOL . Merci de votre soutien et ... Bon Film à Tous .

Eachine EV200D Vs Fatshark - Review Test Démo - Pas parfaites mais presque ! (28 min 16 sec)


NOTATAZ : 18/20 Fatshark n'a qu'à bien se tenir !!!

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Images, Ergonomie, Confort, Réception, PRIX !
Les - : DVR et recherche auto trop long ...

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous si vous les utilisez pour passer commande si le produit vous intéresse :

- Eachine EV200D 245€ du 21 au 23 juin : http://bit.ly/2HqzUTP

- Accessoires EV200D : http://bit.ly/2X4NYfn
- Caddx Ratel (coupon BGFRcaddx530 ) 26.56€...Continue Reading
Posted by frank4wing | Jun 22, 2019 @ 01:16 AM | 3,393 Views
Someone lost his RC sailplane in the field and we did some search and rescue using the DJI Mavic. After that I had great fun chasing wings and planes in the golden hour. Buddy 10REDFPV made a nice cut of it along with some funny footage from his cinewhoop.

MFG | FRANK4WING | 10RED FPV (2 min 31 sec)

Posted by frank4wing | Jun 22, 2019 @ 12:58 AM | 3,359 Views
This one turned out nicely but unfortunately Youtube made the distant blossoms blurry. Next time I might upscale the resolution to even more than 1440p.

Kronsberg, Armattan Gecko, Caddx Turtle (3 min 38 sec)


Caddx Turtle v2 settings:
Runcam M12 glass lens.
Exposure EV-0.3, Saturation 6, Sharpness 4.
Firmware 2019/01/24 - https://t1p.de/06nm

Armattan Gecko 3" frame - https://t1p.de/kn46
Caddx Turtle v2 - https://t1p.de/zd0s
Runcam M12 glass lens - https://t1p.de/5xyd
T-Motor 1408 3750KV - https://t1p.de/qgig
HGLRC XJB F428 https://t1p.de/mag8
HGLRC XJB TX20 v2 https://t1p.de/vshd
FrSky XM+ Receiver https://t1p.de/9d9k
Foxeer Lollipop - https://t1p.de/mywn
Gemfan Flash 3052 Props - https://t1p.de/z1qr
Tattu 4s 850mAh https://t1p.de/46hc


Posted by VicT | Jun 22, 2019 @ 12:51 AM | 3,220 Views
Retracts have been well worn and work good on plane stand but on takeoff they don’t retract all the way into the wheel wells. I am using 4S and amps are under ESC limit. I replaced old retracts with new ones (stock) to see if this solves the problem.
The old retract was taken apart for inspection and to see how they work. See pics

Today the maiden with new retracts went great. The wheels go all the way up to the worm gear “stops” and the tires are flush with the underside of the wing!
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 22, 2019 @ 12:17 AM | 3,120 Views
This is my unboxing for the Freewing A-4 Skyhawk 80mm EDF Jet. It is pretty awesome!

Freewing A-4 Skyhawk 80mm EDF Jet Unboxing & Review (9 min 57 sec)

Here are my review notes for this stunning Freewing EDF Jet:

Pros:
- Nice smooth finish on foam
- Scale retracts with quality suspension
- You can go between the F & E models with ease due to the magnetic “hump”.
- In addition to the hump, the provided decal sets and the fact the airframe comes bare allows for significant customization.
- The kit also comes with tons of different pieces including a tailhook and cockpit steps you can glue on for example.
- It has been out for a while, so all of the bugs have been worked out making the actual plane build quick and easy with no surprises.

Cons:
- It took a while to apply the waterslide decals, but that was mostly due to me never using them before.
Posted by TMacFPV | Jun 21, 2019 @ 04:37 PM | 3,461 Views
Have you experienced that uncomfortable condition referred to as "Failure to Launch" or FTL? No need to pretend it doesn't exist or try to hide it anymore--we have The Cure!

Below, we demonstrate how to configure, setup, and use BetaFlight Launch Control to overcome that dastardly condition afflicting so many FPV Pilots-“Failure to Launch” (FTL). As a special bonus, we’ve created an easy-to-follow, 3 page, step-by-step checklist (with graphics) to show you exactly how to setup this feature and activate it on a switch of your transmitter and configure it on your quadcopter with BetaFlight. 👍
BETAFLIGHT LAUNCH CONTROL SETUP (6 min 44 sec)

Posted by HardWork91 | Jun 21, 2019 @ 01:30 PM | 3,475 Views
Let's get started
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It's been over a year since I've been in this hobby. First with static models due to the lack of components to fly them and then more recently, and thanks to a visit of my wife to switzerland, I've been able to get the electronics I need to start building my own planes. The first model I built was a replica of the Cessna 182, with which I learned the basics for a successful flight. But in this world, it is never enough, there is always a next step.

We've all probably seen a model and said: I want this model in my hangar for sure! That was my reaction when I first saw Durafly's EFX Racer. Maybe you guys are thinking, why do it instead buy it? I live in Cuba, and here we don't have access to any hobby shops, and we can't shop online either. So, we just have to resign ourselves? No, there are thousands of ways to build models with conventional materials. All you have to do is want it and make an effort.

With the objective fixed, it only remains to start building, and all good construction begins with a good plan. As usually happens with most commercial models, there are no plans, so you just have to do it yourself. The level of detail of the plan will depend on the construction technique we use. In my case, I used a basic construction technique, using EPP. So I only needed the plan profiles of the different views of the model and some more details. After several hours of work, I obtained the basic plan following the images provided in the assembly...Continue Reading
Posted by HardWork91 | Jun 21, 2019 @ 01:11 PM | 3,423 Views
I started in this world of radio control less than a year ago, although I had been studying the subject for a long time. In my opinion, I started in an unusual way. Most people choose a commercial kit as their first airplane, but... i live in Cuba. An EasySrart or a Brixler are some of the most common models for beginners because of the flying characteristics they provide. I, on the other hand, decided, out of ignorance, to start with a Cessna. At that time I didn't know that, although it may seem like it, it's not a model trainer. And if you still don't think it's enough, my Cessna was not a commercial model but also my first scratch build.
Perhaps starting with a first self-built plane is not the most advisable way, but it is an interesting process from which you learn a lot of useful things for the future. Not only will we learn how to build but we will also become familiar with techniques that will help us repair our models. Here is the history of their construction.

The adventure
Being the Cessna 182 such a common model, the amount of information, plans, images and videos available on the web, as well as threads of its construction in different materials and techniques is huge. Obtaining the plans was not a big problem, I just modified them a little to adapt them to my building style.
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I made the wings in three...Continue Reading
Posted by Wingmanrc93 | Jun 21, 2019 @ 10:31 AM | 3,022 Views
I got this off Ebay for cheap. Bought 3 new servos and added a Futaba GY240 and kds tail servo.
It needed a few parts but I've stocked up.

Video is a crash this morning. NO DAMAGE The motor did shift forward away from the main gear. (30 sec fix) I edited out the bad language.

What's messed up is I crashed it yesterday when I lost it in the sun.=/( seesaw/flybar and 1 blade damaged only)

Picture is after the crash.

Crash Esky Honey Bee King 2 Revitalized on 3s 1500 mah 100c Goldbat (1 min 30 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jun 21, 2019 @ 09:11 AM | 3,044 Views
Halloa fellow FPV pilots

(or aspiring FPV pilots )
Recently Skyzone released an update to one of their 2 goggles: the Sky02X.. Now this is basically their entry level goggle nowdays, but I would classify it as a mid-field goggle.. Definately not a budget goggle and the specs & features reflect that..

Link to the goggle: Skyzone 2019 Sky02x in multiple colors

SkyZone 2019 Sky02X Upgraded FPV Goggle - FULL REVIEW (30 min 0 sec)


Specifications:
resolution: 854 x 480
field of view: +/- 32 degrees
IPD range: 59 - 69mm
receiver(s): 48 channels / 6 bands
diversity: yes
dvr: yes
fan: yes
headtracker: yes
Posted by KristofferR | Jun 21, 2019 @ 01:53 AM | 2,965 Views
During the last slope visit with the Fox I had some serious problems seeing the planes attitude. In the sun there was no problem but again a grey overcast sky it was tricky.

The paint job is very striking but not optimal for visibility. In particular the small chess square pattern on the wings underside looks great up close but from a distance it becomes just a slight red/pink colour. The wingtips are orange and red on the upper side and they look the same when the distance increases.

Almost any pattern that’s not extremely clear becomes a camouflage when the distance increases and I decided to simplify the graphics.

The chess pattern stickers was removed from the bottom and I added two large black stripes. On the top I took away the black letters and increased the orange area on the wingtips and elevator.

Finally I glued some medium grit sandpaper to the fuselage sides to help with the launching. It’s really difficult to hold the big fuselage in one hand on the slope!

Also, some improvised servo covers and some tidying up of the canopy.
Posted by KristofferR | Jun 21, 2019 @ 01:38 AM | 2,954 Views
I always had a soft spot for the Ridge Runt, it’s a cute plane. And now a used Coyote ended up on my building board!

There was a 380 brush motor installed , I removed it and embarked on making a new nose cone and fitting a canopy from a Graupner Terry.

Before starting the finish work I threw it a few times and it flew well. To balance CG I had to put a 1200 NiMH pack up front!

The remedy is on - moving the elevator servo forward of the CG to avoid heavy ballasting and also cutting every gram off the tail, currently removed 5-6 grams in total.

I hope it will be fun on the slopes but my expectations are not high with the flat bottom wind profile.
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Jun 21, 2019 @ 01:30 AM | 2,936 Views
Optional installation of fully simulated headlights, including: headlights with lens and reflective bowl headlamp, front and rear turn signals, fog lights, overhead lights, tail light . make night-driving a lot more enjoyable.
Posted by old4570 | Jun 21, 2019 @ 01:07 AM | 2,946 Views
I love cheap ! Yes I do !
While some people brag about how much they paid for something , I tend to be the other way around !
And I tend to brag about how little I paid .

Having said that , I thought -- Just how little $$ does it take to get a model in the air ?

Obviously one can wait for discounts ( oh by the way - the mid year deals have started )
Still , for how little can you fly ?

DSM2 Rx from BG $8.40 Oz Banana's
30A ESC from BG $6.68 Oz Banana's
Motor - Cheap from BG $7.95 Oz Banana's
Servo from BG $3.64 Oz Banana's
Cheapest Model from BG $27.89 Oz Banana's

Total build cost = $58.20 Oz Banana's or / $40.36 USD ( At current exchange rate )



There you go , And obviously that is a variable ..
You could build a wing from a Pizza Box , lowering the build cost or having your pizza and flying it ?
Two bites of the apple maybe ?

Anyhow , you could fly for even less if you wanted .
Just remember , sometimes you get more for less ! ( Fun - more fun )