Posted by moxjett | Mar 29, 2021 @ 08:44 AM | 10,068 Views
I found three awesome delta planes at an estate sale this weekend. Two Balsa USA Force One’s and a Delta Vortex. I love delta airplanes.
Posted by LauraGallop | Mar 29, 2021 @ 07:36 AM | 3,992 Views
Hello to everyone,

I am so happy to share my problem with experts here!

I would like to know which vehicle from the list below is the best.. Can you help me ?
Why am I asking? Because I've found rc vehicles store that is selling 100% rc vehicle and the site is very reputative, the site name is HobbiesDirect

What is the most reliable RC car?

1. Editor's Pick: Redcat Racing Lightning EPX Pro. ...
2. Traxxas Rustler RTR. ...
3. SGOTA RC Car. ...
4. Traxxas Short Course Truck 1/10 Scale. ...
5. Tamiya No. ...
6. Traxxas XO-1 1/7 Scale AWD Supercar. ...
7. Redcat Racing Lightning STK. ...
8. Redcat Racing Everest.


I'll appreciate your opinion guys!
Thank you!
Posted by nagas | Mar 29, 2021 @ 07:00 AM | 8,163 Views
The HAL Dhruv is a utility helicopter designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) from India. It has been named after an Indian mythological character, Dhruv, which in Sanskrit means 'unshakeable'.

The development of the Dhruv was announced in November 1984, and it was subsequently designed with assistance from Germany's Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) as a consultant and collaborative partner on the programme.

The helicopter first flew in 1992 and entered service in 2002. It is designed to meet the requirement of both military and civil operators, with military variants of the helicopter being developed for the Indian Armed Forces, while a variant for civilian/commercial use has also been developed. Military versions in production include transport, utility, reconnaissance and medical evacuation variants. Based on the Dhruv platform, the HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) a dedicated attack helicopter and HAL Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), a utility and observation helicopter, are currently being developed.

As of October 2020, more than 300 HAL Dhruv have been produced for domestic and export markets. (Wikipedia)

Sarang ('Peacock') is the helicopter air display team of the Indian Air Force that flies four modified HAL Dhruv helicopters, also known as Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH). The team was formed in October 2003 and their first performance was at the Asian Aerospace show, Singapore, in 2004. The name Sarang is symbolic; the peacock is...Continue Reading
Posted by lawrence4 | Mar 29, 2021 @ 02:54 AM | 11,546 Views
Balsa 72% Strange Build Log (1 min 49 sec)


Balsa 72% Strange 900
C.G 123mm
Wingspan 900mm
Length 430mm
Height 105mm
Weight 249.9g
Motor EMAX 1804 2480kV
ESC HOBBYWING 10A 2~3S no BEC
BEC 5V 1.5A
Receiver CORONA CR4D 4ch
Servo DUALSKY AS55 6g x 2
Propeller 5030
Battery dualsky 3S 550mAh

Strange plan download site: http://jivaro-models.org/strange/page_strange.html

Details build photo: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...epron-to-balsa
Posted by saucerguy | Mar 29, 2021 @ 02:46 AM | 9,635 Views
In my neck of the woods having 4x4's do come in handy and I like to have a V8, classic rig to work on and have around in my world. Latest is a 98 Dodge Ram, 1500. I am redoing the differential at current upon and moving onto the rest of the shopping cart of what needs to get done, it's a very strong runner and has plenty going for it, mechanically, style wise and the rest.

There are fewer single cab's of these since they were originally bought for use and abuse, work horses, and those mud tires the previous owner drove on far too long did not help, so looks like I will be taking some time to get this dialed in. I personally think this is the best design style Dodge trucks went to in the modern age, before and after, nothing really like them.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Mar 28, 2021 @ 07:48 PM | 8,365 Views
So the right motor seized up a few times. Upon disassembly, it was scorching hot. The leading theory is the warmer weather is softening the PLA components, throwing alignment off. Motor mounts may have to be printed out of PETG. The wheel was definitely deformed. A metal plate outside the current PLA one might dissipate heat.


The gaskets were chewed up, probably from the wheels slipping out of their bearings & being shoved back in.

There is a condition where the radio frequency hopping permanently stays out of sync. It gets 1 packet every second. That could happen if the same frequency happens twice in the pattern, which it doesn't. It could just get crosstalk from another frequency. Another bit in the packet storing what slot of the pattern it's on might fix it.

There are still rare times when the radio disconnects & it falls back on a motor timeout.
Posted by Old_Pilot | Mar 28, 2021 @ 06:33 PM | 12,047 Views
30" WS, (2) 70mm Fans w/ 3500kV motors, 65Amp ESC's, Lemon 6 channel receiver, (2) 2600 mah 50 C 4S batteries, 19 gr metal gear digital servos.
50% KF-2 airfoil

Maiden next week
Posted by R_G | Mar 28, 2021 @ 03:30 PM | 11,294 Views
I had an older camera case that wasn't being used for anything, so I decided to turn it into a charging case for my power supply & 308Duo iCharger.

The base and the cable box were made from 1/4" birch plywood. For extra protection all the wood pieces received three coats of satin polyurethane. The hook & loop straps came from Secure Cable Ties. The balance boards are held in place with double side tape.

For a while now I've been thinking about purchasing a portable generator to take with me to the flying field so I wanted this case to be portable as well.

At the moment there are no extra holes in the case for cooling air. I'm hoping there's enough space between the power supply & charger that cooling holes won't be needed. But, I'll be keeping a close eye on it to make sure things don't get too hot and, if I have to, I will add some holes.

It was a simple & fun little project!

Ralph
Posted by DutchRC | Mar 28, 2021 @ 12:22 PM | 14,119 Views
Howdy people

start for a fresh new project over here! I have not used anny Amax things at all so far, and came across their new frames a while back
Soooo.. a "flying tank" is the objective here

Frame and motors will be from Amax Inno who have a warehouse in Germany & China..

First things first.. Let's have a look at their Freestyle 5" frames

Amax Inno Freestyle Frames! Project 2021 Flying TANK :) - FRAME REVIEW (23 min 9 sec)

Posted by muscleflex | Mar 28, 2021 @ 11:38 AM | 7,729 Views
So I'm starting another blog entry and I'll update this one until the day mine comes.
So this is actually started back in late 2013 and into 2014 when I first heard about Robugtix' T8 (with the furry skin). I wanted one straight away since I have a liking for tarantulas and at the time, I had 2 pet tarantulas.

Unfortunately my wife did not let me pre-order one.

I have since been looking around but I don't think the company ever sold many - I never saw many posts about it online and didn't see anything on eBay.... until about 10 days ago when I decided to check my eBay notifications and one of them had the title Robugtix!
PHOTO 1
I opened the email straight away and sure enough - it was an actual Robugtix T8X Spider!!!!
PHOTO 2
I immediately emailed the seller to ask questions, and placed the item in my Watch List since my payday wasn't until a few days later..

I tried to be practical about it and not think too much about it since I know I'll have it for a couple of hours and it will go back in its box and stored in the attic. But the price was right and I knew I'll never see one for sale again since I waited around 8 years for it and never saw one come up for sale!

I emailed the seller with an encrypted offer. He came back a couple of days later and countered with a tiny bit more to my original offer to which I accepted. But I did not pay immediately since I was still having 2nd thoughts.
The seller was very understanding and offered to send me photos and videos when he...Continue Reading
Posted by djmoose | Mar 28, 2021 @ 09:46 AM | 11,276 Views
Unboxing of Black Horse Gilmore Red Lion 2350mm (92.5") ARF - Wedell-Williams Model 44 (16 min 30 sec)


Time to unbox the 92" Gilmore Red Lion from Black Horse! (plus a bit of footage of the REAL Wedell-Williams NR61Y which is on display at the Crawford Aviation Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

NR61Y was born in Patterson, Louisiana in 1932. She was a pretty girl with a sleek, smooth NACA cowl housing her chesty Pratt & Whitney R-985. Roscoe Turner flew her to California for the start of the 1932 Bendix race in an unpainted condition. His mechanic and right hand, Don Young, not only had to build her, but paint her in a dark hangar literally just prior to race time. The colors she wore for that racing season were the most famous of all the Wedell paint schemes—silvery crème with red and black trim—and race #121.

Nicknamed in a burst of creativity as the "Gilmore Red Lion," Turner flew her to third place behind Jim Haizlip in the Wedell-Williams #92 (NR536V) and Jimmy Wedell in #44 (NR278V). Poor Roscoe placed third in the Thompson Trophy, as well, trailing Jimmy Doolittle in the Gee Bee R-1 and Jimmy Wedell in #44.

I'm very excited to share this build series with all of you!

50cc Gilmore Red Lion ARF by Black Horse Models (@MotionRC): https://bit.ly/3pCsW1y

HobbySquawk Forum Thread - https://bit.ly/39gQNxW
FlyingGiants Forum Thread - https://bit.ly/2PeXlpI

Setup:
Dualsky GA6000.9 160kv Electric Motor - https://bit.ly/3suhkiy
...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Mar 27, 2021 @ 08:15 PM | 9,428 Views
Bench testing was ugly, with much worse results than the unamplified radio. It seemed to be saturating the receiver. Moving it farther away or covering it improved reception. Hot glued the bodge wires down instead of making a new board. Buttoned it up & it worked much better in the field. It managed to fend off the phone tower & range was no longer a problem. There were still dropped packets near the phone tower but not enough to kill it.

The impedance matching is obviously horrendous. Having the receiver right next to the ground is horrendous. The lion kingdom was just hoping for enough improvement to do the job. The battery has to be charged after every drive now. It took 30 minutes to hit constant voltage on the inductive charger. Something would have to be rigged out of a multimeter to get the number of coulombs.


The big question is exactly how much power it's radiating, compared to a Spektrum or a DJI. It spreads the 500mW across 100kbits. The Spektrums concentrate 7mW in a very narrow bandwidth so they have long range. The DJI video transmitter radiates 1W across a 20Mhz band of frequencies, so it has shorter range. No-one knows what the DJI uses for remote control. It may be the same as the Spektrum.
Posted by UpNup | Mar 27, 2021 @ 07:12 PM | 12,965 Views
Gave some attitude to the red rubber pilot that came with my PZ Extra 300. Reflective visor was from a Twix candy bar wrapper. Straps were silver duct tape. Photos were printed from the cockpit of a real Extra 300. Paint: Tamiya gray primer, Rustoleum gloss black, Testors purple and orange. Canopy glue.

Don’t miss the pattern call sheet on the instrument panel.
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 27, 2021 @ 06:29 PM | 15,788 Views
In this video, I unbox a New Beginner RC Plane, the Arrows RC Pioneer 620mm RTF Trainer Plane. You will hear my First Impressions of this powerful Beginner RC Airplane that will help people learn how to fly.

New Beginner RC Plane Unboxing | Arrows RC Pioneer 620mm RTF Trainer Plane | First Impressions (6 min 25 sec)

Here are the Review Notes:

Pros:
- Ready To Fly (RTF) out of the box with everything you need.
- 2S Power on a compact trainer plane for more fun after you learn to fly.
- 4 channels to properly learn the fundamentals.
- Stability and dynamic flight modes
- The box can be used as a carry case for protection over time.
- Large and cool landing gear for a variety of terrain.
- So far, this appears to be on par with or better than the Hobbyzone Sport Cub S2 and is comparable quality to the excellent EDF Jet value, Arrows Viper.

Cons:
- The servos do not appear to be super smooth and precise, but they still look good for this application.

The link in this post is an affiliate link. It gives me a small commission on sales which helps support the channel and keep it independent.

Link to the Plane: https://bit.ly/3cYv2p9
Posted by muscleflex | Mar 27, 2021 @ 03:06 PM | 8,908 Views
Well I've not been around for a long while but lately I have found myself coming back often again.
Whenever I need proper info on anything RC related, I tend to come in here rather than stay on Social Media looking around Groups.

Anyhow - I accidentally bought a new toy! And I asked my 6 year old daughter if she wanted to unbox it for her Youtube channel! :P
I didn't tell her anything about the toy.
New DJI FPV Drone Unboxing - Cute Edition! xxx (5 min 5 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Mar 27, 2021 @ 10:08 AM | 14,013 Views
Found a couple of previously flown 70 mm fans...so I mashed together the Einzpfeil and the Vulcan

30" WS, (2) 70mm fans, KF-2 wing (what else...lol)......Nacelles are Lenny's Sub Shop drink cups

I cut it out yesterday afternoon. Depending on the paint job, I could possibly finish it today
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Mar 27, 2021 @ 05:59 AM | 13,941 Views
Yep Les Amis,
L'habit ne fait pas le moine, à vérifier ! C'est vraiment l'aspect général et l'esthétique qui m'a donné envie de tester ce nouvel engin de chez XK, le A160 J3 SKYLARK. Une belle réplique d'avion de tourisme que je voulais absolument sur mon étagère ! L'assemblage s'est bien passé ainsi que la mise en route mais on a tout de suite un sentiment de fragilité au niveau du train d'atterrissage. En vol, il a plutôt de bonnes réaction et le système de "semi acro" (mode 2) qui permet de faire des figures tout en conservant la stabilisation est très intéressant pour les débutants. Par contre on rencontre un souci de décrochage à faible vitesse dans les virages, donc quand on le sait, on peut l'éviter. J'ai revolé depuis, sans crasher, car il suffit de conserver de la vitesse à faible altitude et de bien anticiper la trajectoire pour les atterrissages (ne pas tenter des virages à 90° à faible vitesse près du sol) . En bref, un superbe petit appareil de tourisme qu'il faudra apprivoiser mais qui à sa place dans les packs premiers prix ... Prenez soin de vous (et des autres ) et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

XK A160-J3 Skylark - Review Test Démo - Le beau gosse ! Résultat du Concours Permanent. (34 min 35 sec)


NOTATAZ : 16.5/20 Presque trop détaillé !!!

TomTop :
- XK A160-J3 Skylark : https://bit.ly/2QKv2Qz

Avions conseillés pour débuter sans risques :
- Eachine Mini F4U CORSAIR (coupon BGMATCHA12 ) : http://bit.ly/...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Mar 27, 2021 @ 05:15 AM | 13,083 Views
Masques et lunettes FPV, QUE CHOISIR ? Ventes de printemps Banggood ! (1 hr 58 min 11 sec)


- TABLEAU DES PROMOS ET COUPONS BANGGOOD 2021 (remis à jour régulièrement, pour aider la chaîne, gardez ce lien en favori ou raccourci pour vos achats sur Banggood ) : http://bit.ly/2OiQMPF

_ FAIRE UN DON A LA CHAÎNE _ ( tous les dons servent à alimenter les vidéos en produits ou matériel ) : https://streamlabs.com/Tazkiller85

Dans ce Live, à l'occasion des VENTES DE PRINTEMPS, Yacine et moi allons parler, entre autre, de masques et produits FPV que j'ai déjà testés en vidéo...

AU PROGRAMME :
Il y aura bien sur DES CADEAUX à gagner pendant ce live !!! (Les règles seront expliquées en direct)
Les produits :
- Eachine VR004 (coupon BGcnVR4) : https://bit.ly/31aeDqu
- BETAFPV VR02 : http://bit.ly/3tuVjBf
- Hawkeye Litle Pilot DVR (coupon BGHawkeyeAR) : https://bit.ly/39aiBny
- Skyzone COBRA S/X (coupon BGLiveCobra) : http://bit.ly/3s1FiBZ
- Skyzone SKYO4X (coupon BGCuponation10 ) : http://bit.ly/3mJs4pK
- Eachine & EMAX EAT03 (coupon BGlive955) : https://bit.ly/2PlajCi
- Jumper T-Lite (coupon BGTL15) : https://bit.ly/3lKW99o

MON MATTOS / MES CHOUCHOUX ( je recommande bien sur ) :
- Radio Nirvana NV-14 : https://bit.ly/3d1ki7U
- Radiomaster TX16S HALL : https://bit.ly/2OVG9So
- Skyzone SKY03O Oled : http://bit.ly/2nZzpIZ
- Eachine EV300O : https://bit.ly/3hcNrh5
- DJI OSMO ACTION : http://bit.ly/2QKNN2i
- Caméra Casquette Firefly 8SE : http://bit.ly/2lu5Yha
- Micro cravate (casquette F8SE ): http://bit.ly/2ksnnXl
- Caméra FIMI PALM : https://bit.ly/3ilDi2g
- Chargeur D6 Duo Pro : http://bit.ly/3uKwT7D

Nouvelle reglementation Drone : https://bit.ly/359owax

#Live #banggood #FPV #racer #goggles #drone
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Mar 27, 2021 @ 05:14 AM | 12,239 Views
Yep Les Amis,
A ce soir 19h pour le Live, en attendant ... FLIPO ! Nous avons testé aujourd'hui le petit dernier de chez URUAV, le petit Whoop Pusher FLIPO F95. Du déballage à la mise en route, aucune mauvaise surprise. Une bonne conception et des réglages plutôt bons, on sent dès le premier vol à vue que l'engin est sain, très maniable et précis. Une excellente portance pour ce bébé en 3 et 4S qui peut embarquer une caméra style Naked ou SMO pour des images fluides et stables que ce soit en cinématique ou un peu de freestyle. En bref, un excellent whoop pour débutants ou confirmés qui sera aussi à l'aise en indoor qu'en extérieur ! Résistant et facile à prendre en main, il nous a mis en confiance très rapidement... Bon Film et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

URUAV Flipo F95 - Review Test Démo - WHOOP pas cher et efficace ! Annonce du Live de ce soir... (34 min 19 sec)


NOTATAZ : 18.5/20 Bonne Surprise !!!
Lien du Live de ce soir :
Masques et lunettes FPV, QUE CHOISIR ? Ventes de printemps Banggood ! (1 hr 58 min 11 sec)
...Continue Reading