Posted by john2946 | Jul 18, 2021 @ 12:14 AM | 14,002 Views
Hi good morning to one and all. My name is John and i am new to this group. I have just purchased a built Dynaflites 81 inch spitfire It has a fixed under carriage and is powered by a dle 20cc engine. I am looking for the centre of gravity for it. The chap i purchased it from was saying about 27-30 percent of the wing which has made no sense to me at all ,the planes i have put together are of the foam sort and give the cg in mm. If somebody could help this would be just great. Many thanks John
Posted by mechmove | Jul 17, 2021 @ 07:27 PM | 14,342 Views
Today was a nice change of pace to fly a small 2 m electric. I do feel the RTF is worth the extra cost, if your radio installation skills are not up to par. It’s a quick, but not VERY quick way to get into the air. RTF, Ready To Fly is probably better stated as Almost ready to fly. Those of you who have done radio installations will know how long it takes to route pushrods, attach servo arms and glue in servos. Then for the motor sizing, ESC, prop and gearbox, and there is a good amount of soldering.

Although it’s not rocket science, it is possible to do a inadequate job that will compromise your plane. For the RTF version, all servos, motor and prop are installed, then it’s your turn, program your radio, install your receiver, label and route all your connections for easy assembly at the field. This will require some thinking and trial and error to figure out how to make connections quickly at the field. If the canopy is large enough to hold your lunch, this will be easy. But most electric gliders are tight on real estate, so some repetition is required.

Batteries will require soldering for the right connectors, you might need cut and trim wires to facilitate a clean canopy. If you’re using a BEC in lieu of a receiver battery, it’s best to solder the BEC directly to the ESC power leads to save on space. The kit does include a BEC and an unknown (to me) power connector. I just cut off the connector and soldered it to the ESC. For the...Continue Reading
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Jul 17, 2021 @ 02:26 PM | 14,959 Views
The Breezy Hill Flyers hold their monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of each month, often at a member's home or the K.C. Hall in Chester, Illinois.

But, when the weather is agreeable, we'll sometimes meet at the field, and sneak in a little model aviation beforehand.

During this "Pre-Meeting Fun-Fly", four of us showed up after lunch, and put up flights through the afternoon 'till the meeting started at 7.

Leo had arrived first, and was practicing with his TF Nobler as the rest of us wandered in. Billy had his "Streaks", Allen brought the Steak that netted him 7th place in Intermediate at this year's NATS, and I had the Stan Fronabager-built Streak I'd named "Big Bunny". Leo also had his Streak on-line, so it was a very "Streaky" afternoon.

With moderate, but workable winds, we had us a big time, flying and visiting, and there were few moments in the day without the wonderful wail of a control liner tearing around the Crop Circle.

We even had a demonstration of Billy's large rubberband-powered Aeronca "Chief" as the winds died a bit later in the day.


The meeting was also fun, with Billy exhibiting some of his wood carvings, and Allen's account of his NATS Adventure.

Fun Times on Breezy Hill!...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Jul 17, 2021 @ 05:01 AM | 16,219 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Quelques défauts à signaler, mais Fun ! Il fallait une 2ème partie pour tester ce fameux Racewhoop30 de HGLRC. On s'était surtout attardé sur ses capacités en race débutants donc on va aujourd'hui s'intéresser à ses possibilités en matière de Freestyle et Cinématique. Pour résumer, il se défend dans tous les domaines sans être le meilleur de chaque catégorie. Ses points forts, sa résistance et sa puissance, ses points faible, son poids et son Tilt. Sur les chutes et touchettes, vous repartirez sans problème, mais sur de gros impacts, il y aura un changement d'hélice à prévoir ! Et ce n'est pas aussi rapide et simple qu'avec les montages standards. En bref, le Racewhoop30 reste un excellent investissement et durable pour apprendre ou évoluer ... Prenez soin de vous et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

HGLRC Racewhoop30 Freestyle et Cinématique... Partie 2 - Review Test Démo - Polyvalent ou pas ? (28 min 26 sec)


NOTATAZ : 17/20 Quelques reproches quand même !!!

Les + : Autonomie moyenne en 4S, Réglages ok sorti de boite, Très polyvalent, Précis, Puissant et Hyper résistant !
Les - : Galère à démonter, Hélices plus relou à changer sur le terrain, Tilt fixe ...

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- RACEWHOOP30 HGLRC Numérique : https://bit.ly/3hD1pvo
- Lipo 4S 850mAh KRATOS : https://bit.ly/3wL4z4t
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- Lipo 6S 1300mAh TATTU 4.0 (CZ) : https://www....Continue Reading
Posted by kopterheld | Jul 16, 2021 @ 10:07 PM | 15,825 Views
BetaFPV TWIG XL FPV 3.5inch Toothpick Quad 2021
BetaFPV Code: $5off3daa99b5c88b - http://bit.ly/BFTwigXL
TWIG XL now as a 3.5 inch version with only 105 grams, F4 FC 20A ESC's, Caddx Ratel 2 camera, 25-350mW VTX for 4S Lipo 550-750mah
I changed the ESC's to BlueJay 0.14 and activate RPM filters under BetaFlight
This is the lightest and fastest 3.5inch quad
I'm using the new BetaFPV ExpressLRS receiver on it.

My flight video -
BetaFPV Twig XL 2021 der schnellster 3,5 Zoll Toothpick Quad (2 min 47 sec)


BetaFPV ExpressLRS Series
https://bit.ly/BF2ELRS
BetaFPV brings a whole series of ExpressLRS components such as the F4 1-2S AIO board with 2.4GHz ExpressLRS, the ELRS Nano TX module suitable for X-Lite, X9 Lite or TBS Tango2, ExpressLRS receiver 0.7g light and the HX115 LR toothpick

450mah 4S - BetaFPV - http://bit.ly/Beta450mah4S
Alienmodel 520mAh 4s
Code: PARTS8 - https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3vKh6GFZpC
R-Line 550mah - Code: FPV5 - https://bit.ly/FPV24RLINE550
R-Line 750mah - https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_9QKBJr

My settings with CRSF and active RPM Filter, need to install latest Betaflight and BlueJay 0.14 BL_S Firmware 24khz motor timing MediumHigh

# profile 0 original and my profile is profile 1 (better)
# Betaflight / STM32F411 (S411) 4.2.9 Apr 27 2021
# config: manufacturer_id: BEFH, board_name: BETAFPVF411
batch start
defaults nosave
beacon RX_SET
serial 1 2048 115200 57600 0 115200
aux 0 0 0 1800 2100 0 0
aux 1 1 1 900
...Continue Reading
Posted by Justwingit | Jul 16, 2021 @ 08:37 PM | 15,429 Views
Brent Hecht's Freewing F-4D Phantom II redone as a QF-4B Target Drone at Socal Warbirds and Classics a while back...
Brent Hecht's Freewing F-4D Phantom II/QF-4B Target Drone - Friday Flashback! (5 min 23 sec)


Enjoy the show my friends !


Posted by unboxingexp | Jul 16, 2021 @ 12:39 PM | 15,493 Views
The Anycubic Vyper is quite an upgrade to my old Ender 2! It features inter alia auto-leveling, large 245x245x260mm build volume, filament sensor, touch screen and PEI building plate. I got it for just 299$ during the last sale which I consider a great deal.
Anycubic Vyper unboxing, assembly & test (5 min 23 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Jul 16, 2021 @ 10:49 AM | 15,380 Views
Virgin Galactic R/C Spaceship Two Rocketplane, modified to increase wing area and shorten rear extensions to help CG, tail cone removes for flight again to help move motor and CG forward. Elevon control, reduces complexity and removes weight from the rear extensions as well. 32" long, 17" wingspan, 2.6" diameter 10.25 oz ready to fly using 24mm Aerotech composite rocket motor. Flies to 480' altitude.

First three flights in order...Added just a touch of nose weight and reduced pitch throws for the last flight and a slight amount of up trim on boost. Flew like a dream, barely touch the sticks for glide control....



Virgin Galactic R/C Spaceship Two Rocketplane (5 min 37 sec)

Posted by RC Roundtable | Jul 16, 2021 @ 09:02 AM | 14,030 Views
Episode 132: "Vacation Slides" is now live!
http://www.rcroundtable.com/podcasts...pisode_132.mp3

In this live video episode, Lee shares his vacation slides from the AMA and USAF museums. As usual for a live show, there's no topic menu. Just sit back and enjoy.

You can visit our website at RCRoundtable.com to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us an email: [email protected].
Posted by lawrence4 | Jul 15, 2021 @ 09:53 PM | 15,762 Views
1951 unknown flying wing catch landing (2 min 46 sec)


Reset the elevons position and add nose weight more easy to control.
Posted by cuavlindy | Jul 15, 2021 @ 08:27 PM | 14,824 Views
Outdoor test with other teams for study.
Posted by CAPT. NICKYG | Jul 15, 2021 @ 04:11 PM | 13,544 Views
Hello Pilots!
IM BACK On Here!
Moved from Upstate Ny to Southern California where I can FLY LOTS!
Hope everybody is having Fun flying!
I have been flying quite a Bit Lately which is AWESOME! LOVE the New E Flite DRACO, Been Designing Mounts for AWESOME Cockpit Videos, Like a Copilot Is Filming!
Have quite a Few For sale Now, Even For Smaller Planes!
If Anybody Needs some Runcam 2 mounts, hit me up please... 802 733 2590
Check Out My Youtube Channel also If You Like FLYBOY ADVENTURES IN RC PLANES!...Continue Reading
Posted by rtl | Jul 15, 2021 @ 03:05 PM | 13,534 Views
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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Jul 15, 2021 @ 05:01 AM | 17,238 Views
Yep Les Amis,
L'engin idéal pour notre niveau en Race ! lol. Nous testons aujourd'hui le Racewhoop30 de chez HGLRC, enfin ! Et bien je pense que c'est exactement ce qu'il nous fallait pour nous initier à la RACE car sans lui, on aurait certainement "pété du mattos" !!! Agile et nerveux, ce petit char d'assaut permet en effet, d'atténuer le sentiment de stress, à l'approche des obstacles ou lors d'une tentative de nouvelle figure, mais il permettra également aux débutants de s'initier sans risque de devoir réparer et donc de dépenser en pièces détachées. Avec son support Gopro, il permettra également de ramener de belles prises de vues et cinématiques de proximité. En bref, un très bon investissement et surtout, un investissement à long terme... Prenez soin de vous et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

RACEWHOOP30 HGLRC - Review Test Démo - Indestructible mais prévoyez des hélices ! (25 min 13 sec)


NOTATAZ : 18/20 Investissement à long terme !!!
Débutants et Aguerris !
Les + : Bonne Autonomie, Réglages ok sorti de boite, Très polyvalent, Précis, Puissant et Hyper résistant !
Les - : Galère à démonter, Manque des Pads d'atterrissage, XT60 orange (moche)

- RACEWHOOP30 HGLRC Analogique : https://bit.ly/3wEuFWP
- RACEWHOOP30 HGLRC Numérique : https://bit.ly/3hD1pvo
- Lipo 4S 850mAh KRATOS : https://bit.ly/3wL4z4t
- Lipo 4S 1300mAh TATTU 3.0 : https://bit.ly/36EiIpQ
- Lipo 6S 1300mAh TATTU 4.0 (CZ) : https://www.banggood....Continue Reading
Posted by GBLynden | Jul 15, 2021 @ 04:43 AM | 15,061 Views
This is my maiden flight with the brand new HobbyKing H-King Swiss Cub 1400mm RC Plane on 3S Power.

HobbyKing H-King Swiss J-3 Cub 1400mm RC Plane Maiden Flight On 3S Power (5 min 47 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Jul 15, 2021 @ 02:18 AM | 15,012 Views
Ganzo Adimanti at the rope (13 min 47 sec)


Oh dear !
I have wanted this one for some time .
All the reviews I have seen have been so positive or anti negative !

A) The knife is very well bolted together .
B) The knife looks really good
C) The knife feels - Ok , I have issue here .
The grip is cut short and a trendy looking bend is put right were my pinkie finger wraps around the grip.
That corner digs into my finger ( watch the video ) . Also the clip hits the bone in my hand ..
Making the back end of the knife a pain .

D) Blade ... That false edge looks sweet ! But makes sharpening on my guided knife sharpener a PITA !

Lets get right to edge holding .

Factory Edge returned 200 slices of rope
Guided knife sharpener returned 200 slices of rope - This is not good for D2 Tool Steel .
So I put the knife to the whetstone grinder -
Oh yeah , the grinder really shows up a badly ground edge . And the Adimanti had a badly ground edge .
I did not grind away 100% of the old edge ! That may have been a mistake , but I dont like grinding away my blade steel . I did clean it up 98% at the very least . There were signs under magnification that a little of the old edge remained here and there ( Just a little ) . And that may have cost me a little performance .
Whetstone grinder edge - 400 slices of rope . Thats double folks .

Also the Faux edge is sharp enough to use one of those fire starter rods - ( in the video ) .
Over all...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Jul 14, 2021 @ 11:32 PM | 15,457 Views
This container design eats wires like lions eat chocolate. They're all breaking in the back. This time, there was a broken solder joint & broken wire. The breaks have been getting bridged with flexible wire. Not sure why this particular area has been breaking.