Posted by Merovech | Nov 04, 2021 @ 06:36 PM | 20,737 Views
Conscendo Evolution (CE): Finished fuselage (added a pair of carbon rods to each side), reprogrammed the AR636B out of the U-2, and made a new battery hatch out of two different (broken) CE battery hatches - no plastic clip, so two magnets and two bits of metal AND a rubber band. There's about a 3/8" of compression still present. Initial power up seemed good - but at Waymer field, I found it was not flyable. Reprogrammed again and flew it the next day in fairly Windy conditions. Three flights and no issues.

U-2: Buffed up the wingtip replacement and decided to use paper to cover it. Will attach the wingtip , buff again, then wrap with paper.

Next in line is a crashed Turbo Timber. Significant fuselage damage up front, with compression on the left side. Needs a new cowling, spinner, prop, and prop adapter. The plastic "frame" inside the fuselage holding the motor mount and motor cracked and left the assembly handing on by the four carbon rods.
Posted by Old_Pilot | Nov 04, 2021 @ 02:21 PM | 15,766 Views
Down to push rods and control horns..maybe later this afternoon
Posted by pinstripelounge | Nov 04, 2021 @ 01:42 PM | 15,208 Views
No need to limit yourself to store bought breads anymore, here is a time honored recipe that will reward all who taste it.

If these interest you, but are too hard to read on the computer screen, they can be enlarged if needed.

From the Winston-Salem journal 1979.

Recipe, instructions, and picture.
Posted by Richard 94 | Nov 04, 2021 @ 10:19 AM | 13,511 Views
Sygnergy G696Z…

Another outing! Snuck out before the rain comes...again. Cold to start at 9:30 am, but warmed up nicely, and then the overcast clouds moved in! It started to sprinkle, so I left.

In the meantime, I managed 4 flights this time. Slowly checking out this new conversion. I found (or I think I have) the setting in the Spartan controller for the tail stop control. It has CW/CCW stop control settings...well, that's what the screen said. CCW was set to 70%, and CW was set to 100%. I changed the CW value to 107% and that seem to fix most of the problem. There is a slight movement, but it is very small now. I tried 112%, and no noticeable change.

I also dropped some of the expo on elevator, aileron, and rudder...much better. Now I need to increase the agility some. It acts as a heli in a sim at a slower rate. This is fine if you're looking to perform aerobatics and 3D on the slow side...so I'll play with that some. It's been over a year since I've been out flying a lot, so this is getting me back into the swing of things!

On the second flight, I moved to the center of our field while flying. This gave me a better view with the sun to my back...and wind. Yea, the wind was out of the South today. What a difference that made compared to yesterday, out of the North. It warmed up in no time, and I took off my radio glove.

On the third flight, and half way through the tank, it was time to shoot autos. Well, ok, but I was in for a surprise. It doesn't float...Continue Reading
Posted by c/f | Nov 04, 2021 @ 09:04 AM | 12,850 Views
IF you have an opinion either way please vote:

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Posted by old4570 | Nov 03, 2021 @ 07:38 PM | 15,063 Views
Two Battery Morning ( Turbo Timber ) (8 min 41 sec)



After a short sharp 2 month lock down ...

Im a little Rusty ....

First battery to familiarize myself with the TT ...... again !

And the 2nd battery to try some inverted stuff ... Try and pick up where I left off .

This was Melbourne Cup morning ...

Anyways , the TX16 sure gives a slow roll ... Might have to go back to the Taranis .
Also , might need a new motor ...
Really feeling the lack of power with the TT , just needs more , just Turbo it a little .
The two blade is better than the 3 blade , just needs ....................... more
It's almost there , just not quite reaching it's full potential .
And I am not brave enough to 3s it ..
So I might want to start looking at a new motor ..
Posted by nrowah | Nov 03, 2021 @ 03:48 PM | 13,639 Views
Hi All,

New glider and drone pilot inbound! I've been flying RC for a while and joined RCgroups because it seems like a great place to talk about/trade planes. I hope to fly with some of yall soon!

My videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/PenorBethith/videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh1...1nk2hI8PK9-WSg
Posted by Old_Pilot | Nov 03, 2021 @ 02:51 PM | 13,420 Views
The Ultra Mess...Today's progress..got the fuse and feathers covered and mounted, along with the motor and the rudder servo...I'll cover the wing tomorrow
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Nov 03, 2021 @ 05:53 AM | 14,671 Views
🧐Yep Les Amis,
Belle bête, ça promet ! Je vous présente aujourd'hui le dernier bestiau de chez ZDRACING, la DBX07. Une bonne surprise au déballage, bien finie, complète et impressionnante ! J'ai bien sur hâte de voir le résultat sur le terrain à l'utilisation, mais en attendant, la conception et les équipements sont à la hauteur de son tarif. Nous allons essayer de faire au moins deux packs de lipos d'ici samedi pour pouvoir vous donner nos impressions sur ses performances et sa durabilité. ZDRACING nous gratifie d'un engin impressionnant donc j'espère qu'elle tiendra dans le temps même si bien sur, la marque nous assure toujours le suivi des pièces détachées en cas de casse et d'usure... Prenez soin de vous (et des autres) et merci à tous pour votre soutien .


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🧐NOTATAZ : Pas déçu au déballage ... à suivre !

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- ZD Racing DBX 07 Pack RTR / Entrepôt CN (couleur dispo Carbone) : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mDvh6bNm4a
- ZD Racing EX07 Pack RTR / Entrepôt CZ : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GK3deqTOw6
- Chargeur conseillé pour lipos : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3mvE6ivWS2

Prévisions et Nouveautés :
- Turbo Racing C72 Fast & Furious : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DmKyezujfw
- Turbo Racing C73 Fast & Furious : https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vvDyeq1g3R
- Wltoys...Continue Reading
Posted by PittSpecial | Nov 03, 2021 @ 05:31 AM | 13,647 Views
Guys!

Wanted to share with you all my successful Paint Match and Touch UP of my tired and very old Park Zone P-47 Thunderbolt "Snorting Bull"

Walmart was my source and found the following:

1. FolkArt Metallic (Silver Sterling) # 873.
2. 3M High Strength Small Hole Repair.
3. High Quality Paint Brushes.

Okay, for this particular model I did NOT use the 3M High Strength Small Hole Repair because there was more scraping on the bottom of the FUSE and other areas than missing foam or holes in the foam. However, it looks like a new wing might help things and I am in the process of finding one.

Here is some pictures of my model after re-paint touch-up and the paint in item (1.) is a DEAD RINGER for the stock paint used on this and other models that Park Zone, E-Flite, Horizon has produced.

Keep them flying!
Posted by EWRFXL | Nov 03, 2021 @ 04:26 AM | 12,930 Views
ZENCHANSI FPV PFB Power Filter Board 330 35VSuitable for RUSH BLADES ESCs Flight Controller Stack FPV Racing Freestyle DIY Parts.

It can better stabilize the power supply, reduce ripples, and make your drone flying experience more perfect.

For more details, please click on the title to enter the RC Maker Store for consultation
Posted by EWRFXL | Nov 03, 2021 @ 04:11 AM | 13,049 Views
The most popular and newest camera is Caddx Ratel 2
1/1.8'' Starlight HDR OSD 1200TVL FPV camera 16:9 4:3 NTSC/PAL Switchable 1.66/2.1mm Lens

  1. FOV: 165°

  2. WDR: Super WDR

  3. DNR: 3DNR

  4. Min. Illumination: 0.0001LUX

  5. Video Output: CVBS

  6. Day/Night: Auto/Color/B&W/EXT

  7. Shutter Speed: PAL:1/50~100,000; NTSC: 1/60~100,000

  8. Wide Power Input: 5-40V

  9. Working Temperature: -20℃ ~ +60 ℃

  10. Weight: 5.9g

  11. Dimension: 19*19*20mm
For more details, please click on the title to enter the RC Market Store for consultation
Posted by Craycle Hobby | Nov 03, 2021 @ 03:10 AM | 12,760 Views
Here is the organizer box design with a default size of 100x100x50 mm that you can use in your workspace. Moreover, you can download it for free.

This first organizer design will become more useful with your comments as the design develops later. Please don't forget to leave a comment.

If you wish, you can slice the existing design to be smaller or larger by scaling it on Cura.

You can save space by pressing and stacking as many times as you want.

Print Settings;
Nozzle: 0,4mm
Max Layer Height:0,2
Wall Line Count: 2
Infıll: 15%
Any Material

STL Download and more...
https://craycle.com/make-your-own-organizer-box/

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Posted by jmxp69 | Nov 02, 2021 @ 02:21 PM | 13,813 Views
In this video I'll show how to configure a couple of different mixes commonly used in fixed wing setups in EdgeTX. There's an aileron/rudder mix, throttle/elevator mix, and elevator/flaps mix.

EdgeTX Snippet • Aileron Rudder Mix • Throttle Elevator Mix • Flaps Elevator Mix (14 min 10 sec)

Posted by ddlawrence | Nov 02, 2021 @ 11:44 AM | 14,519 Views
Hello flying wing builders/flyers.

I am building version 2 of the NASA/Bowers flying wing from the Prandtl-D project.

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There is one departure from the original data from the NASA Technical Report by Al Bowers.
It has all-flying elevons of 25% span. I want to see if they will work well enough to roll the airplane
and still have the Proverse Yaw the design is known for.

Version 1 has plenty of pitch authority, but it lacks roll authority for snappy turns. Once I worked
out most of the major issues, version 1 had sufficient stability and maneuverability for normal
flight without difficult handling characteristics. With very low drag and weight, the bird has effortless
speed and climb ability. I thank the guys on this forum for helping me with the CG and yaw stability.
I learned a lot about low speed aerodynamics, flying wing design and construction techniques.

When I prove-out the design and construction mods, I will post the CNC cut-files here and we can
all push-out the envelope for BSDL flying wings! (or impress your friends, if you have any)

Wingspan 67" glider configuration.
Engine: 200W Outrunner, 1000mAh 3S battery pack.

ps If you really don't want all-flying elevons, I may be persuaded to draw the original elevons.

NOTE: I post all progress in the Reply/Comment section. Not sure if this is right, I am new to blogging.

Version 1 before the big bang:
Posted by Old_Pilot | Nov 02, 2021 @ 08:06 AM | 14,622 Views
First dry fit.....have to add a bit of planking between the LE and the spar where the rubber bands lay....but she's ready to cover
Posted by Helen_AGFrc | Nov 02, 2021 @ 03:21 AM | 14,649 Views
Hello, Guys. Hope you are all well.

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Gyros which helps drivers keep their car in a straight line. Hold that perfect drift angle combined with high speeds with Gyro pre-loaded with a customized firmware for Drifting. Make corrective steering adjustment for RC cars! Upgrade full aluminum case for better heat resistance and impact resistance.

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Posted by NobatteryNopower | Nov 01, 2021 @ 11:55 PM | 14,368 Views
A post that will contain all my findings regarding my wish to have a LED throttle and/or steering indicator on my FPV truck's dashboard, and hopefully in the end the answer how to built one. This post will be edited along the way.

- Will be hooked up in parallel with the throttle channel
- Super handy for FPV ground vehicles when placed in view of the FPV camera \ on the dashboard, avoiding burning up gears when stuck.
- Need to figure out what is better: Neutral shows half a bar lit up, reverse goes to 0 leds. Or, Neutral starts at 0 leds, and moves up to max.
- RC control is from approx. 1000 to 2000us. 1500us is either neutral or half throttle. See picture for duo color led bar. yellow/red is reverse, green can be forward?
- I've ordered green & red 5 segment led bars, and 10-segment red-green-blue ones and clone Arduino Nano's so i can start pretending I know how to program.

Modified a standard sketch slightly to show the idea better:
Arduino Learning - end goal is PWM control instead of a potentiometer as input (0 min 14 sec)


Found some inspirational code but not yet PWM controlled (!) here:
https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/B...mples/BarGraph
https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub...r-graph-51fd98
https://www.partsnotincluded.com/how...th-an-arduino/
https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/348
https://howtomechatronics.com/projec...o-rc-receiver/

And then there are these sound or app controlled led bars: https://www.banggood.com/Sound-...Continue Reading
Posted by c/f | Nov 01, 2021 @ 10:28 PM | 14,224 Views
Kero start faster than my booty of AMT's , back in the day start times this quick were frowned upon, photos and videos to come
Posted by Calypso6858 | Nov 01, 2021 @ 08:21 PM | 14,292 Views
Call-Air Model A: As weird as they may look and as uncommon as they may be, the Call-Air A series airplanes were a fairly successful little design. Evolved from the Kinner series of airplanes which the Call family purchased the rights to, the Call-Air was prototyped as a simple update which first flew in 1940.

With the war ramping up, there was very little room for new civil designs in the market and Call-Air delayed the production of the airplane until 1945 after acquiring a type certificate for it in 1944. The finalized design was an uncommon strut braced low wing configuration. They replaced the Kinner’s radial engines with much lighter opposed engines starting with an 80hp Continental but eventually settling on the 125hp Lycoming O-290.

The early production airplanes, dubbed A-2s, were two seat side-by-side and used the O-290 power plant. But the design quickly began evolving. The A-3 had a 125hp Continental and the A-4 added the option of a third seat with a 135hp O-290. The A-4 was the last of the cabin Call-Airs as the company began to focus towards agricultural airplanes.

The Cabin Call-Airs didn’t see a huge production run however the almost 100 of them that they did build was a fairly impressive feat for a company of only 10 employees. The Call-Airs were beloved by the few people who had the luck to own them and were reported to be a lovely flying design. According to some, the airplane was so stable that it could be flown around the pattern without ever...Continue Reading