Posted by Jack Crossfire | Nov 10, 2020 @ 02:42 AM | 5,098 Views
After much grinding & 10 hours of battling through broken or tangled PLA filament. The PLA filament doesn't like being stretched for many days & the spool came tangled from matterhackers. It has to be completely unwound onto another spool.

It actually makes reasonable torque, but not as much as the gearbox. There was some effort to expose the motor to air.

This coupling can be redesigned to fit up to a 44mm motor inside the tire. The only limiting factor is the tire inner diameter of 48.9mm. The tire has to slide over the entire coupling, so no part can be wider than than 48.9mm.
Posted by Catherine Chen | Nov 10, 2020 @ 02:25 AM | 4,005 Views
Hello Everyone,

This is Catherine from Dongguan QS Electronic Tech Co.,Ltd.

This is our QS10 Antispark connector share with you.

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Rated Current: 180A
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Contact resistance: 0.51mΩ
Working temperature : -30 ℃ to -150 ℃
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Posted by CrackerBox2020 | Nov 09, 2020 @ 07:42 PM | 4,626 Views
So I took my state exam, find out if I passed in December.
Been working on her when I can, making progress!

Got the interior primed and painted.
Got the flotation fitted and glued in.
And the deck epoxied on.
Didn't stick well to one of the stringers so I'll have to reach up in there and add a bead I guess.

Next, trim deck to hull, fill any small gaps, seal, prime and paint.
Can't wait to get the engine and electronics installed.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Nov 09, 2020 @ 06:06 AM | 5,970 Views
Vido Pr-LIVE !
Yep Les Amis,
Programme du Live du 10/11 19h !
Dans cette vido, accompagn par mon acolyte, Yacine, je vous confirme donc que le Live aura bien lieu le 10 novembre et je vous confirme que ce sera bien 19h00. Je vous prsente par la mme occasion, tous les cadeaux que vous pourrez remporter pendant ce live.
Nous allons galement parler de deux nouveaux cran FPV, le Moneagle de Eachine et le Litle Pilote Xitu de Hawkeye. Deux cran autonomes aux caractristiques diffrentes, un "de poche" et un 5 pouces avec une qualit d'image impressionnante ! ... Bon Film tous, merci de votre soutien et demain 19h00 !!!

MONEAGLE & Litle Pilot XITU - Review Test Démo - ANNONCE DU LIVE du 10/11 à 19h ! (29 min 51 sec)

- Hawkeye Little Pilot Master 2,5 / 3,5 pouces :
- Eachine Moneagle 5 pouces :
- Support cran pour radio (fixation poigne) :
- Support cran pour radio (fixation centrale) :
- Support universelle (2 tailles) :
- Support universelle Double :
- Support simple (celui de la vido) :

Des mini jeux interactifs tout au long du live et des cadeaux gagner donc, soyez attentifs, rapides et logiques si vous voulez avoir une chance.

- Eachine E129 Hlico (Coupon...Continue Reading
Posted by NobatteryNopower | Nov 09, 2020 @ 02:48 AM | 6,166 Views
I've bolted three ZMR250 bottom plates together with the arms of a long forgotten RCTimer Aliencopter Bee quad frame to end up with a 7" frame. 8" props would fit as well.

A short test flight indoors showed all systems operational.

Matek F722 + FCHUB Vtx
Racerstar SPROG X 35A BLHeli_s Dshot600 ESC's
Racerstar AirA 2508 KV1200
7 inch props. HQProp I believe
Runcam camera
SJcam 5000X - lets see if this can hold up well enough.
Aomway antenna for setting up Vtx, will be replaced for flight.

Did a test flight yesterday in Angle-mode ... because I left my goggles at home and boy do I suck flying LOS. I'll admit, I've lost my mojo.

The SJCam5000X shows promise though. Didn't see jello/vibrations in either 1080/60fps nor 4K*/24fps with either EIS** on or off.

** Electronic Image Stabilisation

*Edit* Last night thought it would be a good idea to update the firmware of the flightcontroller. I did remember that I've mounted the FC upside down due to wiring challenges so I flipped the roll-axis 180 in BF. However... I forgot you have to remap the motors as well. Woke up early today, saw that it was foggy & gorgeous outside and grabbed my gear.

So what should have been a cinematic flight over foggy fields with a rising sun, became a flip-fest of biblical proportions.

Motor Switch (0 min 39 sec)

A day later:

Charged everything the night before for a new chance at an epic video. A LOT less fog unfortunately, compared to yesterday but still eager to test this frame. Long story short, my FPV cam fogged up and had to do a semi-emergency landing.

The SJCAM5000X however... held up perfectly. Much better than I expected. My Telemetry / Rssi was all over the place. I don't have that much experience with Crossfire or telemetry yet. I'll have to dig in more.

This flight: 1080p/60fps:
SJCam5000Elite FPV test-1 (0 min 38 sec)

This flight: 1080p/60fps slowed down in postprocessing to 30fps:
SJCam5000Elite 60fps to 30fps Test-2 (1 min 16 sec)

Posted by cmdl | Nov 09, 2020 @ 12:11 AM | 5,600 Views
Ranked highest to lowest by economic growth rate (% growth). Also provided is Government Spending (G) as % of GDP.

Note that given the decline over time, the performance of a President in this century would be better determined by only examining the performance of Bush GW, Obama, Trump.
Posted by old4570 | Nov 08, 2020 @ 09:23 PM | 6,305 Views
Micro Tundra with a 5040 propeller (6 min 18 sec)

Yes , I did it again !

To low . to slow , and my thumb twitched in the wrong direction and

5040 prop ! The motor loves it . sings along really nice !
Whats lacking is Mojo .. Thrust ! Forward momentum .

Really could use some more RPM !
That 6040 just seems to load up the MT too much , good Mojo but we want more ? and we dont want to cook the motor .
Even that 1306 I got . does not improve things much with the 6040 . Though it does spin the prop with less effort but more current .
A higher KV 1306 ? Perhaps .. Spin the 5040 harder ? Or a 6030 harder ?
Either way , I will fly again with a 6030 since at full throttle it does appear to produce the best thrust .
ANd the last time I did kind of break that 6030 , so it never got a look in .
Posted by JeffMac | Nov 08, 2020 @ 04:01 PM | 6,638 Views
All -

Yesterday i purchased this built from original Topflite kit Schoolboy. It is finished in dope. The Cox .010 appears new. The model evidently was built to hang up and enjoy, there has never been RC equipment in it..... I will fly this model, after setting up for electric. The unknown builder was a craftsman, putting my builds to shame.....

Stay tuned,

Rather than repeat everything, here is the " Build Log " link to the Complete A Project 2020 ran by Sundancer :

11-14-20 willynillies covering for a different build and the 3D printed COX010 outrunner power package has been ordered,. Thanks to GRW3 for that info.

11-17-20 WILLIyNILLIES,COM order received ! Boy was that fast ! Pictures of the .010 powerpack added.... a 3D printed cox .010 look alike used as the outrunner mount . it just looks great !

Posted by turbinefancy | Nov 08, 2020 @ 01:28 PM | 6,903 Views
Rare front views of Freewing F-14 Tomcat chasing my FW T-33 camera ship. Both were flown using DJI FPV with head-tracking to stay in formation. Impressive flying by my bud Alex keeping up with me through loops and barrel roll!

FPV RC Jet F-14 Tomcat in Pursuit (3 min 32 sec)

Alexs video:

Tomcat on my six (4 min 27 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by lawrence4 | Nov 08, 2020 @ 06:43 AM | 7,534 Views
67% 1951 Flying Wing Build Log (0 min 38 sec)

67% 1951 flying wing
Wingspan 945mm
Dihedral 0
length 380mm
height 135mm
weight 120g
C.G 112mm
motor Q1612-3000 3000KV 10.8g 5030 pull 165g 6A
ESC HOBBYWING Pentium 10A 2~4S 9g
Battery DUALSKY 2S 250mAh
receiver FD IS-4R 4ch
servo EMAX ES 9051 4.1g * 2
propeller 5*3

Experiment Cover Film Transparent Package tape

1951 flying wing plan download:

Or you can buy original design size kits from: Reading
Posted by PeteSchug | Nov 07, 2020 @ 09:50 PM | 8,115 Views
I never kept a diary but I did try a journal for a very brief time.

What I did keep was a couple of log books, one for glider flying and the other for power. I never thought of them as either a diary or a journal but now, over sixty years since my first entry in the power plane log book I occasionally search there for old adventures.

Being relatively unimaginative I used both log books exactly like the rows and columns said and then one day I saw how they really should be used.

In those days stewardesses retired much younger than they do today. We had a stewardess nearly retired and she was learning to fly sailplanes.

She turned her boring old logbook into a work of art. Instead of going line by line, row and column her entries took several lines or even a page. Instead of "flew local" "weak thermals" she’d write something like, "Gorgeous day after an early morning rain. A cold front came through turning the skies a deep blue. The wind was out of the west so ridge soaring kept us aloft while waiting for the thermals to develop."

She always left room for photos and her glider log was a photo album devoted to aviation. Today her old log is probably treasured by her grand children.

Alas, all mine ever says is "25 min on ridge, overcast." I struggle to find some of my memorable flights. They blend in. Exciting flight or not, they all make dull reading.

Posted by siriusflier | Nov 07, 2020 @ 09:34 PM | 8,673 Views
Durafly Micro Tundra 635mm

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I was browsing RCGroups a few days ago and came across the HobbyKing Durafly Micro Tundra. I wasnt looking to buy another plane and am currently more interested in larger planes, but after reading the reviews on the Micro Tundra, I lost my mind and ordered it. Here are the reasons why:
!. I recently took off and landed from pavement/ground for the first time with my HobbyZone Aeroscout. I had also taken off a couple of times with my GWS PT-17, and take off was ok, but the plane crashed I think because it was tail heavy. So I wanted something to try ROG take offs and landings with besides the Aeroscout.
2. The Micro Tundra comes with flaps. Seems it may be overkill for a plane that size, but I dont have and have never flown anything with flaps.
3. It has a steerable tail wheel.
4. It also comes with floats. Dont actually want to fly off of water, although I could. But I would like to have something I could try for taking off of snow, lol, we get snow maybe once or twice per winter. But I did try to take off from snow last year, just didnt have a plane with landing gear that would work. If the floats wont work, could be easy to fit it with skis.
5. Not expensive at $99, and is plug and fly. The last few planes I built from kits, and havent really flown that well or that much. They also probably ended up costing me more than $100 apiece.

Fast and easy assembly
Beautifully molded and rugged EPO...Continue Reading
Posted by Iotaprime | Nov 07, 2020 @ 05:44 PM | 8,044 Views
Foamies provide easy access to a variety of aircraft types and piloting experience.
This chart excludes my micros and the 2M glider.
Weight is adjusted to fit the scale.
In many ways, demands on the pilot increase from left to right.
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 07, 2020 @ 02:58 PM | 8,525 Views
This is my Maiden Flight Review With The Hobby King Durafly Tundra V2 1300mm Sports Model.

GBLynden's Maiden Flight Review With The Hobby King Durafly Tundra V2 1300mm Sports Model (6 min 18 sec)