Posted by pulsery2k1 | Feb 06, 2020 @ 11:12 PM | 4,935 Views
I built a Couple of scratch built EDF jets last year while both flew well they just didn't have the performance I had hoped for
I when back and decided that I wanted to build lighter and bigger. I employed new lighter Building techniques an d a new model
was built 18% larger with 65% more wing area and 18% lighter then smaller model I also upped the EDF size from 56 mm to 64 mm
The new model is 42 in long up with a 28 in wing span with 260 sq in wing area with a RTF wight less Flight battery of 16 oz
19 to 20.5 with a 1000 -1600 3s lipo the model was built using insulation foam - some carbon and balsa
most of the construction was hot wire cut foam 1mm to 4 mm coated with thinned FOAM TAC Foam finish which give's the
model it light weight and strength. I learned a lot during construction and Now feel I could build larger and lighter on my next
scratch Built. which will have to wait a while while we Move to a new home . so I will now pack my shop and get ready to move.
It winter now but hopefully will be able to maiden this weather Permitting...Continue Reading
Posted by kopterheld | Feb 06, 2020 @ 04:10 PM | 6,341 Views

This is the Eachine LAL5 with the 4k Caddx Tarsier V2 camera.
Overall, the Eachine LAL5 flies very stable and well, has a great FPV video footage and you can have everything recorded in HD or even 4K. The motors are heavy but very good, the ESC's with 50 amperes have enough power. So if you are looking for a quadcopter with HD recording and maybe later want to convert to a 6 or 7 inch quad, this is a very good basis.

2507 1850KV 6S Motor mit 42 Gramm

Myvideo review (DE) and EN subtitles
Eachine LAL5 6S Freestyle - 4K Caddx Tarsier V2 camera
Eachine LAL5 6S Freestyle 4K Caddx Tarsier V2 Kamera (4 min 10 sec)


Eachine LAL5 - Caddx Tarsier 4K V2 Cam 6S Version
Banggood 6S Version from [UK] EU warehouse Coupon: aFfBg10 - https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DvD34HnHDJ
or [CN] Coupon: BGZBLAL5
Eachine LAL5 is a 5 inch freestyle with F4 FC and the CaddX Tarsier V2 4K camera optimized for 6S Lipo. 50A ESC's with large 2507 1850KV motors are on.
So only good components and despite the heavy motors, the LAL5 flies very well.
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Posted by Karl Kozuh | Feb 06, 2020 @ 03:45 PM | 5,254 Views
Are there any explanations for the meteoric rise in cost for nitro fuel ?
Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 06, 2020 @ 01:58 PM | 5,631 Views
Hadn't shared any new videos here for a little while, so here's an update....

Finally gave the KFM Wing a maiden flight. This my first ever time trying out a flying wing. Got a few balance issues to work out, but she successfully flew.

KFM Wing maiden flight (and some crashes)...first time ever trying to fly a flying wing! (7 min 51 sec)


And here is some old footage of the family and I have a little fly day at a local park. I used my Hobbyzone Champ and my father-in-law used a Hobbyzone Sport Cub S...

Hobbyzone Sport Cub S & Hobbyzone Champ (3 channel) - Family fun fly day! (2 min 5 sec)
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Posted by UpNup | Feb 06, 2020 @ 12:58 PM | 5,819 Views
The DW Griffin is a 1.55m (61”) balsa kit. This is my first RC Kit. It was ordered from Banggood on Jan 4 and arrived Feb 6.

The cardboard box was crumpled on one side and two holes were punched in the side. The kit itself inside was in perfect condition.

Everything was in English from the 1:1 plans to the manual to the characters. This plane could be covered clear and no ID marks would be on any piece. DW Hobby always places them adjacent to each part.

The 1:1 plans were folded and are difficult to lay flat. I placed books on the open plans. I may have to iron them. If that doesn’t work, I’ll have to resort to making a copy at a quick print place.

Specs:
1/9 scale of something close to a B6-500 Elan Glider
46’ WS = 14 meters 1/9= 61.3”
24’ length = 8.4 m = 32”

Griffin specs:
Wingspan: 1550mm (61”)
Fuselage Length: 820mm (33”)
Flying Weight: 650g

Needed to fly:
Motor: recommended 2212 1100KV
ESC: 20A recommenced, using a 30A
Servo: 9g (4 needed)
8 inch Folding Propeller: (8×4.5, Shaft φ3.17)
Covering: Using 1 roll White Monocote and 1 roll black Econocote.
Battery: 3S 1500mAh
Receiver & Transmitter — Spektrum AR410 Rx with a Spektrum 6xDe Tx.
Posted by turbinefancy | Feb 06, 2020 @ 11:05 AM | 7,604 Views
Landing practice in a friends L-39 EDF jet using DJI FPV w/ head tracker The visuals are absolutely stunning. Best viewed on large screen:

Perfecting DJI FPV Jet Landings (5 min 53 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Feb 05, 2020 @ 08:24 PM | 7,710 Views
XK A600 Bonus Video ( Hammer Time ) (1 min 9 sec)


Hammer Time !

Thats what I think of the XK A600 Tx ! ( Satisfying )


F16 Project > Flybear FX 723 ( FF versions )

Well on the way ( conversion to RC )
Uses the hot little 8520 , will have all moving Elevons , and use the WL F949 flight control board .

Zippy 350

New zippy is yellow and the old zippy is blue .
Weight wise the yellow runs 22 grams on the nose and the old zippy came in at 21.7 grams = Close enough to call samo samo .
HK reported the blue as being 21g and the new yellow as being 25g ..
Anyways , the yellow zippy will be the dedicated battery for the OMPHobby T720 ( Thats why I got it )
Posted by mudman1959 | Feb 05, 2020 @ 07:17 PM | 7,685 Views
I built and flew a Flat build PT-17 but it had turned out pretty heavy and with the flat wings the performance was not real good... Round #2 is in the works. Found this one on Youtube and with a few build mods I think I can build it a bit better... I hope! Flite Test is going to be releasing their version soon but I am trying to mod the design of this one so it's being built in the Flite Test ways. It will be approx. a 55 inch wingspan and all the equipment I had in the other Flat Build PT-17 should work great in this one. The lower wing is built and I only need to cut out and rig the ailerons on it along with installing the servos. Top wing next which I hope will be a bit easier as it will have no Dihedral like the bottom one does. Stay Tuned...

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Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 05, 2020 @ 05:47 PM | 7,865 Views
This is dedicated to my Mom who had passed away on January 25th 2020. I was in the middle of making this video of my customized ZOHD Dart XL during the time of her passing and I had flown out to be with her during her final moments. I'm still having a hard time dealing with it and only now have I finally finished this video. Mom, I love you and miss you, forever and always. This is for you.

ZOHD Dart XL Extreme 1m Wingspan w/ Eflite F-27 Parts Upgrade & Lighting Mod - 100th Flight (6 min 4 sec)

I had purchased this ZOHD Dart XL over the summer and it had arrived with a defective motor, characterized by 12 of the internal magnets coming off inside the motor housing. Rather than reaching out to Banggood.com and/or ZOHD, I decided to take a different route and use this opportunity to make this unique airship my own personal line of sight aircraft.

I went to my local hobby shop and purchased a new Eflite F-27 Evolution and proceeded to gut it for its internal powertrain (BL10 1920KV motor, motor mount, 40-amp esc, prop). Then I sold the gutted Eflite F-27 Evolution to my friend who had spare parts to use on the airframe. I removed the stock motor, along with the stock mount, and filled the original holes of the wooden backing plate with epoxy. Then I re-drilled new holes for the Eflite F-27 motor mount and attached the Eflite F-27 motor mount and motor to the newly drilled holes, using metal washers as spacers in between the motor mount and wooden backing plate....Continue Reading
Posted by rockbus | Feb 05, 2020 @ 04:49 PM | 7,740 Views
Making a note here incase someone else needs to make a Plaque out of Black Granite with engravings.

Apparently Black Granite is not that popular for counter tops.

But Ward H gave me a tip to contact California Countertops. They have a fantastic facility where thy cut Granite from large sheets (10 ftX 12ft or bigger) using a Computer controlled wet saw or jet.

They location is 1340 Hill St El Cajon.

They have tons of Stone to pick from and they had Black Granite along with other black stone. More choices from other lighter colors.

So I picked up a 12 X 8 X 3/4 inch black granite rectangle for $20. (they gave me a smaller piece for free).


For the engraving, I went to Glaser Baily Throphys

Address: 2015 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
Hours:
Open ⋅ Closes 5:30PM

Phone: (760) 743-5551


Cost was $65 to engrave a memorial plaque like Dave's .
Posted by HOTMAILcity | Feb 05, 2020 @ 01:21 PM | 7,878 Views
Le Merveilleux Voyage de Nils Holgersson à travers la Suède .. Traducteur en français, Thekla Hammar .. Nils father and mother were poor farmers .. Als sie hierhergezogen waren, hatten sie nicht mehr als ein Schwein und ein paar Hühner füttern köِnnen .. Quant ils s’y étaient installés, la ferme ne nourrissait qu’un cochon et quelques poules .. .. They were uncommonly industrious and capable folk. sie waren ausserordentlich strebsame. Dur à la besogne , travailleurs et actifs .. .. vgl. mit. (من جد وجد), which is similar to → (everyone who asks receives ; the one who seeks finds ; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened) .. .. ils possédaient maintenant des vaches et des (oies وز) , und jetzt hatten sie auch Kühe und (Gänse وز) .. .. Sie waren ungeheuer vorwärts gekommen .. ils avaient en somme trés bien réussi .. .. .. (جدَّ في ) = (endeavor, strive, streben, sich bemühen um, faire effort) .. .. There are linguistic connections between (endeavor جدَّ في ) , (grand-mother جَدّة , grand-father جدَّ) , (de nouveau من جديد ) , (earnstness الجدية) , (benefit جدوي ) , (skillfull geschickt أَجَادَ ) , (good جيد ) and...Continue Reading
Posted by unboxingexp | Feb 05, 2020 @ 12:00 PM | 7,474 Views
The Eachine E010 is the perfect start for a great and affordable FPV tinywhoop. This is my take on a a fully modded E010:
- better frame
- new Racerstar 0615 67000rpm brushed motors
- Gaoneng (GNB) 300mAh HV battery
- Gemfan 1219 props
- 3d printed camera mount
- Eachine TX06 AIO FPV cam

Fully modded eachine E010 tinywhoop (1 min 58 sec)

Posted by ripacheco | Feb 05, 2020 @ 11:13 AM | 7,520 Views
Got this radio out of frustration. I was looking for an interesting almost ready to fly model and couldn't figure out if the PNP models were compatible with my Futaba radio.
Posted by BDOG1 | Feb 05, 2020 @ 09:45 AM | 7,608 Views
The 1-26 now has it's base color on the fuse
Posted by carlosjml4 | Feb 05, 2020 @ 07:52 AM | 7,642 Views
Enjoying the FPV flight, with the Ifw megabee cinewhoop in San Cristobal-Ant.//flight flight !!

LOOK AT THE VIDEO




Flying the cinewhoop, in a stream. The quad is iflight megabee V1, with modified ducts, recording with a gopro hero 7, with hypersmooth.
I really improve 100% in flight with these Ducts!!

Volando el cinewhoop, en un arroyo. El quad es iflight megabee V1, con ductos modificados, grabando con una gopro hero 7, con hypersmooth.
Realmente mejoro 100% en vuelo con estos ductos

link ductos:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3947464
Thanks to: GhostBranchFPV , design!!
print: Juandastorerc
Posted by carlosjml4 | Feb 05, 2020 @ 07:44 AM | 7,429 Views
Enjoying the FPV flight, with the Ifw megabee cinewhoop in San Cristobal-Ant.//flight flight !!

LOOK AT THE VIDEO


Posted by Bill M - RC | Feb 05, 2020 @ 07:31 AM | 7,458 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Mobula6 review - In this Mobula 6 review I include unboxing, inspection, features, binding, betaflight settings, vtx setting, battery bay mod, fpv flight & duration on an indoor Tiny Whoop race track.

You can get this Happymodel Mobula6 65mm Crazybee F4 Lite Brushless 1S Whoop FPV Racing Drone BNF here: http://bit.ly/34IexWs

Happymodel Mobula6 review - 65mm 19000kv Brushless 1S FPV Whoop Racing Drone (19 min 8 sec)

Posted by ripacheco | Feb 05, 2020 @ 03:38 AM | 7,362 Views
Giving these a try...
The technology seems interesting.
DX8G2
Smart Battery
Smart Charger
Smart Battery Checker
Posted by bzzboy | Feb 04, 2020 @ 07:54 PM | 8,389 Views
After a half-hearted attempt to find a mid-size pattern plane as a compliment to the Vanquish, i ordered a Extreme Flight 60" Extra from NorthWest RC. i opted for Hitec 5087MH servos since i don't plan to do 3D. i took the ESC out of the Outlaw, and 4 days later it's ready to fly. What an easy build. Best flying 60" class plane i've ever flown. Even with the modest servos it will do knife-edge loops with ease.

Maiden flight was 10/27/2019.



i found a good deal on a TRex 550X on Black Friday which i couldn't pass up. The kit arrived on Friday night, and i flew it the following Monday. This thing's a beast. My 700X definitely has punch, but this thing feels even more powerful. i freaked myself out a couple of times doing stuff i normally do with my 500X. Very happy with the layout and the performance.

Maiden flight was 12/9/2019.
Posted by bzzboy | Feb 04, 2020 @ 06:41 PM | 7,864 Views
A guy had speed plane out at the field so i got a wild hair and picked up an Extreme Flight Outlaw from NorthWest RC. The advertise 150mph with their setup and it's the truth! Fastest thing i'd had ahold of since flying Standard Class Quickie 500 when i was in college in the early-mid 90s.

As they warn you, the 9x9E prop eats a lot of current, and the ESC was going into thermal shutdown on me. It's still really quick with the 9x7E.

Maiden was sometime in August. i was so busy with heli stuff i don't remember when.