Posted by old4570 | Today @ 12:22 AM | 640 Views
Brushed 450x Wing update (1 min 57 sec)

Right !!! Lets see ..

Soldered on a battery lead and a motor lead / plug for the hot little brushed 8520 .
Motor seems to run ok , servos look to work ..

This Rx / ESC combo might be sweet for that micro brushed project .

Next I need some control rods and then maybe I can go fly ?
Posted by bzzboy | Yesterday @ 11:22 PM | 714 Views
i spent the month of May flying the crap out of my T-Rex 500X and my FireStorm. i started thinking about a larger F3A model and started doing some research. i made the mistake of calling Coyote Hobbies and Russ said he had a 2m Vanquish on consignment that only needed a speed control. Well, the next day it was on my bench getting the Talon 120 from my Raven installed in it.

This is the most honest plane i've ever owned. The Himaxx swings a 21x14 V2 Falcon prop.

i made some of my best landings ever with this plane. That's a good thing since the gear plate material is notoriously weak as was told to me by another Vanquish owner that just happened to start coming to our field the week before i bought it. (the front/back edges of the gear rocking back and forth cuts the material) so i laid in a 1.5mm carbon plate to help spread out the load of the landing gear.

i'm running a SmartFly Batt Share which pulls from a 2s LiFe pack as primary, and fails back to the Talon 120 BEC if the battery goes flat. Telemetry will warn me if a switchover occurs.

Re-Maiden was 6/18/19
Posted by bzzboy | Yesterday @ 11:04 PM | 763 Views
i got the bug for a small pattern plane and ran across the FMS F3A Explorer. It was OK, but a little too high of wing loading for what i wanted. i liked the concept however, and found Mountain Models FireStorm.

It took about 2 months to complete in between other projects. What a FANTASTIC flying machine. I lightened up the structure where i could and covered it with some SoLite from my stash. Having used them in my DLGs, i put MKS 75k servos in it, along with a Leopard 3536 running on 3s 2200s. 7 minutes of F3A flying and wing loading is under 11oz/sq ft! Static thrust to weight ratio is >2:1. What a FANTASTIC flying model. It flies much bigger than its size. It slow rolls beautifully, and lands like a feather. It also tolerates wind much better than i anticipated, which is good because our field in the summer has a nearly constant stiff breeze in the evening.

Pictures at the field were on the Maiden Day, and i had left the cowl off prior to settling on the incidence for the motor. i'll have to make some time to finish trimming it, it's definitely a keeper.

Maiden flight was 4/23/19
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 04:42 PM | 1,420 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D review. In this Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF Airplane review, I include unboxing, functions, setup, flight & duration tests.

Get this Eachine Mini Mustang EPP 400mm Wingspan 2.4G 6-Axis Gyro RC Airplane Trainer Fixed Wing RTF One Key Return for Beginners here now:

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF Airplane review - Great trainer for beginners (24 min 25 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 08:09 AM | 2,675 Views
Sneak Peek on my Build Progress of the MinimumRC B-25 Mitchell Part 2

Here is a link to this Plane:

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #MinimumRC #B25Michell #B25 #Bomber

This Plane is Courtesy of MinimumRC!

I have the fuselage complete with the attached landing struts.
The horizontal stabilizer and vertical stabilizers are glued in.
The wings and the nacelles are just dry fitted before gluing.
The wheels are on the axels but are not secured.
I have to glue in the wing spars, wings, nacelles, secure the wheels, and the airframe will be complete.
With a bit of luck, and time, I should have the Airframe completed tonight.

See you in the Air!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 08:04 AM | 2,694 Views

Test Flight #1 - Eachine Mini Mustang P51D RTF - Elevator Adjustment

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This Aircraft is courtesy of Banggood!

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF

The Elevator on this Plane is just a bit too sensitive in Manual Mode.
I managed to remove the Elevator Control Rod and move it from the Control Horn center hole and relocate it to the Control Horn bottom hole.
This made the Elevator much less sensitive and certainly made it easier to fly in Manual Mode ;-)
I'm pretty happy with this Plane now.

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Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 07:27 AM | 2,832 Views
XK A600 , gone in 60 seconds . (1 min 4 sec)

I seem to have found a serious problem ..
Playing with the XK A600 after repairs and watching this video ..
It would seem that the XK A600 kicks in left rudder when the plane is in certain orientation ..

One second I am fighting to keep control and the next it is flying ok , then suddenly it goes weird on me again .
I can only put it down to the plane suddenly kicking in full left rudder for some reason .

WOW ! So my last 4 planes have been horribly disappointing .

DLG glider with a warped wing .
XK A600
and a Stagger Wing biplane that was killed for exactly the same cause as my DLG ( Hard left turn built in )
Damn ..
Out of 6 new planes , 4 have been bad to terrible .

Back to the XK A600 ..
Perhaps part of the problem is that XK may have used a helicopter flight board ... (?)
Do we really need a gyro on the rudder ?
I have no choice , I have had to unplug the rudder servo ..

The XK A800 did fly like a normal RC plane , well a little bit ! The rest of the time I was fighting to keep it away from terrafirma .
Yeah , well the XK A600 Won in the end and it slammed the ground hard enough to break the wing .

Next outing !
No rudder , and a little bit of lead in the nose ..
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 12:31 AM | 3,734 Views
This was about as easy as it gets:

Dynam Focke Wulf FW 190 Build Review (7 min 3 sec)

Posted by kuhlrunner | Jan 23, 2020 @ 08:43 PM | 2,661 Views
This is a copy of the post I recently added to the Micro EDF Jets and Power Systems forum.

Hey y'all,

I'm new to the RCGroups community, and the hobby in general, but I've always been impressed by other people posting about their great builds and fun ideas they try out. I'm especially inspired by FliteTest and everything they and their great community has put out to help people get into the hobby.

I've been flying a HobbyZone Super Cub (the old version) that I was given by some relatives... after the tail had been smashed. I fixed up the tail control surfaces with some foam board and it's been working well. I've finally got the inspiration to build a plane of my own... an indoor micro 25mm EDF jet!

So far, I've found and scaled down some community-generated plans for an Aero L-39 Albatros model (thanks Grifflyer!) and created a scratch-built EDF power system with a total diameter of 25mm. I'm using an old mini-quad brushed inrunner motor and clipped propeller, some 3d-printed parts, and a bit of thin (PVC?) pipe. I'm not sure what thrust it provides, or how to figure that out, but it has a nice kick to it when I hook it up to a 300mah 7.4v battery. Here's some pictures...

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Posted by old4570 | Jan 23, 2020 @ 07:32 PM | 4,277 Views
OMPHobby T720 RTF (12 min 25 sec)

I purchased a second hand T720 from a well know modeller ..
And having watched his video's I noted something of interest , he was flying and lost an aileron .

Long story short , that T720 ended up being for sale ! Yeah , can you guess who got it ? ..

Anyways !

I remembered that tit bit from the video !
Assembling the T720 , I checked the wings !
And found the right wing rocked back and forth enough for the control lever in the fuse to pop out of the aileron slot !
On close examination , the PLASTIC spar was broken ( See Pictures ) ..
From the way it was broken ( direction ) , I would hazard a guess it may have occurred when the wings were pulled out of the fuse or ............
If the T720 hit the ground and the wing popped out and then force was put on the spar when the wing was hanging lose ...
It's all speculation !

I hit the break with some cyno and it looked to hold well . To add strength I cut some inserts and glued them inside the spar for added strength top and bottom , .... See Pictures .

I like the modular design !
Unfortunately , every last video review I have seen :
The wings or elevators pop off on landing .
I don't think I have seen a single video where this did not happen ..

Anyways , hopefully a simple repair and a functioning toy .
Posted by jmxp69 | Jan 23, 2020 @ 06:58 PM | 4,306 Views
This is a first look video at the Dynam Focke Wulf FW-190:
Dynam Focke Wulf FW 190 First Look (10 min 52 sec)

Posted by VicT | Jan 23, 2020 @ 04:51 PM | 4,600 Views
I got to program a DX6 and maiden a clubmember’s new Somethin Extra. With the Rimfire 46 and 12/6 prop and 5S she goes vertical and rolls fast and symmetrical. Nice big loops and knife edges OK. Power off glide is long and faster than flapped models but is OK if you have the landing space. No aileron to rudder mix is needed. She needed just a little aileron and rudder trim then I set up wireless buddy box training for the owner. After about 5 minutes we ended up with ailerons on 30 percent. He has been used to flying an Eflite Commander with SAFE On. An AR 636 programmed to the Extra 300 3D specs will replace the antenna less AR620 receiver. My 4 ch version works great with RSSI telemetry but I could not get his to work and Horizon Hobby Technical phone support did not work.

The battery holder and prop spinner was not used. When I put the spinner on there was vibration at half power so it was removed. An Aluminum will be searched for. The 5S had 35 percent remaining after 3 flights so I figure it’s good for at least 9 minutes. More buddy box flying for familiarization is planned. Owner is still getting used to electric over glow power. Anyone recommend an under $100 sound system?
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 23, 2020 @ 12:54 PM | 4,871 Views
Halloa RC pilots

last year ZOHD released it's Kopilot Lite stabelizer package and by no I actually have Two of them (the ZOHD Dart also came with one).. In this thread I will take you on a tour of my experiences with this setup.. It should be easy to install & use.. We will see!

Link to the set: ZOHD Kopilot Lite stabelizer + GPS

In this series I will be using a ZOHD Nano Talon Evo to test it in, but I could have used most other planes..

First my how-to-install the thing.. as detailed as possible..

ZOHD Airplace Kopilot Lite with GPS - HOW TO INSTALL - Step By Step (34 min 18 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Jan 23, 2020 @ 12:29 PM | 4,939 Views
The Grand Cruiser is put together and ready to fly!

Dynam Grand Cruiser v2 RC Plane Build Review (12 min 11 sec)

Posted by montis | Jan 23, 2020 @ 09:07 AM | 5,279 Views
Mini review of the RunCam TX100 Nano VTX.

Frequency Channel: 5.8G 37CH
Output Power: 25mW / 100mW
Working Current: [email protected] 150~300mA
Voltage: 4.5–5.5V
Video Input Impedance: 75 Ohm
Antenna: U.FL 5.8G 2dB Omni antenna
Weight: 1.5g (with antenna)
PCB Size: 14mm*14mm

RunCam TX100 Nano VTX package contains only the VTX, linear antenna and silicone wires.

The weight of the TX100 is only 0.9g without antenna and wires.

The weight with supplied atenna is 1.5g.

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Posted by xortig | Jan 23, 2020 @ 08:07 AM | 5,470 Views
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Posted by Boneswamped | Jan 22, 2020 @ 07:40 PM | 6,626 Views
St. Croix Models Long-EZ:

Just picked this kit up from an old friend. Complete, Un-started in original packaging. All the documentation is in the box and all the parts are in pristine condition. I can’t wait to get this gem from 1984 started. Anyone that has one of these kits please leave pics of your build, and any info you have. I will be updating many of the build techniques to today’s standard. The aircraft will be electric as well. More to follow as soon as I get started. 😁
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Jan 22, 2020 @ 04:53 PM | 7,113 Views
Another afternoon spent working on "piddly stuff" with the Jr. Skylark. The servos were dry-fitted (and may get shuffled around) inside the fuse.

The original Skylark was designed NOT to have an elevator, so one was installed. The nacelles are also shaped and finished. Everything got sanded and I'm done with that stuff!

I'm also down to my last precious tube of Ambroid Airplane Cement! The end of an era!
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 22, 2020 @ 02:22 PM | 7,298 Views
Sneak Peek on my Build Progress of the MinimumRC B-25 Mitchell

Here is a link to this Plane:

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #MinimumRC #B25Michell #B25 #Bomber

This Plane is Courtesy of MinimumRC!

The Build of this Plane has gone very smoothly thus far and I'm making some very good progress.
With a bit of luck, and time, I should have the Airframe completed tonight.

See you in the Air!

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Posted by Crman441 | Jan 22, 2020 @ 12:49 PM | 7,455 Views
Looking for a saito fg33 new or used have a gee bee I’d like to put one in let me know!