Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 11:26 PM | 444 Views
Nemesis 2 ( Rat 2 AUS-8 ) (7 min 54 sec)



Nemesis 2 ( Ontario Rat 2 AUS-8 )

Thats right , this knife disappointed with it's inability to hold an edge . Sure I could massage the factory bevel to take hair off my arm , but when it came to edge holding .
Another knife that ended up in the JUNK Knife box ! ( Butt !!! was it a junk knife ? )
I get the feeling a lot of manufacturers seem to be doing junk bevels .

So the Rat 2 got a 20deg 180 grit edge put on .

Surprise / surprise .

Put a decent bevel on the knife and it works
Horrid weather , had lots of wind . And today , more wind + rain and damn .... Just when I went out to cut rope there was a very decent temperature drop .
I think my hand had a slight blue tinge , sure as heck were cold as ice with that wind chill ! So cold I found it challenging to cut the paper .
At the end of the vid , after being inside a few hours , I cut some more paper . That rolled edge , the 180 grit finish , really caught the paper . But with the grain going the right way it still cut . I would say the result was fair .
Posted by cuavlindy | Yesterday @ 09:07 PM | 530 Views
Posted by g monkey | Yesterday @ 05:52 PM | 667 Views
Colorfabb XT-CF20 Prints
I now have the frame, tail boom, vertical and horizontal stabilisers all printed in the CF20. It does feel much stiffer and stronger than the XT, so I think that the airframe will be fairly robust. I have started the post processing of the parts, giving everything but the frame a coating of XTC-3D, as recommended by several people on the web. This is just a thin epoxy coating that helps smooth the layer lines and hide small artefacts, but I have done a layer, sanded, and then done another layer and sanded . . . and I might have to do some more sanding. I decided to try another print of the rear of the fuselage as it was taking longer to sand it than to try for a better print. The XTC does make the XT more transparent though (see pic), as it smooths the surface and reduces diffraction.
After the sanding it will be time to mask the windows and get a layer of primer on.
Posted by CarreraGTSCS | Yesterday @ 03:45 PM | 737 Views
Looking for info on making fiberglass spinners for a couple of my bigger planes I came across this. Pretty cool.

RV Aircraft Spinner Development (9 min 37 sec)

Posted by Jerhouck | Yesterday @ 02:24 PM | 791 Views
Just want see what's out there for Byron Originals aircraft. Primarily interested in finding a P40 & Baron B58. However I have interest in others as well. Also always interested in reasonable priced parts and pieces for Byron aircraft.
Posted by rickp | Yesterday @ 10:39 AM | 966 Views
Just started yesterday on building a profile F7F using the FT EZ 3 channel power system.
Target scale is roughly 0.38 m / 0.48 kg. Draft plans / skin shown below.

Built a quick model in Blender and now have it flying in PhoenixRC.
Working on creating plans, and have the FT power pack on order.
Also have several sheets of foamboard in hand, so getting close to cutting foam and plugging in the glue gun!
And not that it matters, but all that was done in a single day.

But right now waiting for one of our cars to be serviced, life being what happens while you're making other plans.

Blender Model:
Posted by Mr Rowl | Yesterday @ 08:21 AM | 1,033 Views
In case anybody comes this way - I've written a simulator for R/C planes , mostly gliders since that's what I tend to fly. It's completely free on Windows and mostly free on iOS/Android (limited sceneries/planes in the free version). You may be able to get it to run under linux (wine) and/or OSX (PlayOnMac).

http://rowlhouse.co.uk/PicaSim/

It's not under active development at the moment for a couple of reasons:

* I needed to concentrate on writing software for my own business
* Technical reasons which mean future development would require as significant re-write of the platform layers.

Nevertheless, I hope it's still useful and fun. I've met a lot of people (online and in real life) through it, discovered DLGs (thanks Jenne!), and improved my own flying!
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 07:09 AM | 1,069 Views


Review & Testing - RacerStar BR2212 1800kv, BR2212 1400kv, BR2216 1400kv Motors

Fun Cub 1100mm Wingspan EPO Trainer Airplane Kit
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/m3Gyp5QwBf

Banggood GCRC
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GmDmQ1nVkO

Motor Thrust Data Files:
https://groundcontrolrc.com/ftp/moto..._1400kv_3s.pdf
https://groundcontrolrc.com/ftp/moto..._1800kv_3s.pdf

Here is a link to the Fun Cub 1100mm Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...jUlSv6hkrevtUK

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMKA1rjDdeM

Here are links to all the Components I picked out for this Kit Plane:

Racerstar BR2212 1400KV 2-4S Brushless Motor (Primary Motor)
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-B...47791920140372

APC 10x3 2-Blade Sport Composite Prop (BR2212 1400kv - Primary Prop)
https://www.apcprop.com/product/10x3/

APC 10x4 2-Blade Sport Composite Prop (BR2212 1400kv - Alternate Prop)
https://www.apcprop.com/product/10x4/

Racerstar BR2212 1800KV 2-4S Brushless Motor (Alternate #1 Motor)
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-B...47791920140372

JXF Poly Composite Propeller 8x4 (2pcs) (BR2212 1800kv - Primary Prop)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/jxf-poly..._asc=897416588

Gemfan 8040 Propeller for RC Airplane Fixed-wing Aircraft 1 Pair (BR2212 1800kv - Alternate Prop)
https://www.banggood.com/Gemfan-8040...47791920140372

Racerstar Racing Edition 2216 BR2216 1400KV 2-4S Brushless Motor - Clockwise Screw Thread (Alternate #...Continue Reading
Posted by Tomcat Dynam | Yesterday @ 04:30 AM | 1,175 Views
Detrum Gavin 6C and MSR66A Gyro (22 min 58 sec)



Thanks Andrew review Detrum Gavin 6C ! 'Detrum Gavin 6C 6 channel transmitter and MSR66A 6 channel Gyro receiver.
Budget priced but very well featured transmitter from Detrum. Over the air gyro adjustment and lots of mixes and programability''
Posted by ISDT | Sep 21, 2020 @ 11:40 PM | 1,316 Views
Dear Fans of ISDT Chargers,

Recently, We got Feedback from some users that they have no idea how to make voltage calibration on PD60 charger ? PD6O is tiny and no display here, yes, you will be confusing if you come across this. But actually the progress to do a calibration on PD60 is super easy. Let us guide you here;

First of all, please connect your lovely PD60 with computer via a USB cable. Then you must have a Calibrate exe. which you can download on our website, or you can ask for it from [email protected].

Make sure you need to have a 4S Lipo full charged battery for calibration. Using your multimeter or other professional device to know voltage values of each cell and the whole battery. Then connect your 4S Lipo with PD60.

Start the exe. and click CONNECT. Input your real voltages, then you can calibrate it! Please see photos attached for your reference.

What's more, here is a FacClear function on exe. Plug out your battery first and you can click it to clear factory flags.

Already knew how to calibrate for your PD60? Hope this will help you and more questions please contact [email protected]!

Thank you all,

Your best ISDT Team
Posted by CrackerBox2020 | Sep 21, 2020 @ 11:16 PM | 1,324 Views
So my servos just showed up.
I'll post a pic of the package soon.

I was needing a 100oz, ordered a 298oz.
Is this going to crank too hard and wrench the rudder off the transom if it goes full lock and hits the mounting bracket?
Or just bend the beans out of everything?


Probably a dumb question, but this is my first build.
Posted by simages | Sep 21, 2020 @ 06:38 PM | 1,563 Views
The original Church was built in 1928 and 1929, by Jim Church of Chicago. He used basic Heath Parasol parts, ie the wings, body and tail. His plane was powered with the famous Henderson motorcycle engine. In 1929, Jim entered the Church in the Cleveland Air Races in the 100 cu in class. The Church, piloted by Freddie Lund, test pilot for Waco, lead the race for five laps before a burned valve forced it from the race. The airplane performed so well, Jim started kitting his modifications for the Heath. He also sold the complete plane and parts to potential builders.

General Characteristics

Length: 16 ft 9 in (5.11 m)
Wingspan: 26 ft 8 in (8.13 m)
Wing area: 110 ft2 (10 m2)
Empty weight: 367 lb (166 kg)
Gross weight: 584 lb (265 kg)
Fuel capacity: 4.5 Gal (17 L)
Powerplant: 1 × Heath-Henderson B-4 Inline 4 cylinder, 27 hp (20 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 78 kn (90 mph, 140 km/h)
Cruise speed: 61 kn (70 mph, 110 km/h)
Stall speed: 24 kn (28 mph, 45 km/h)
Posted by burkefj | Sep 21, 2020 @ 04:48 PM | 1,568 Views
I was going through cleaning out my old plans I did back in 2007-2010 which were mostly profiles and I decided to see if I could adapt my F-107 profile to be more of a full fuse design, but use a rocket tube and nose cone to make it simpler. I had to make some concessions to scale appearance but I think it captures the look ok. Length is 36", winspan is 34", weight is 11.25 oz ready to fly using a 24mm Aerotech composite e-6 longburn motor. In this video I still had to finish the vinyl markings on the other half of the plane, but the weather was perfect for a maiden so out it went. These are the first three flights in order, flew beautifully.

F-107 UltraSabre R/C rocket glider flights (4 min 42 sec)

Posted by Late99 | Sep 21, 2020 @ 03:26 PM | 1,606 Views
I've been way too lazy in blogging anything here. This has been one weird year so far, but we've managed to fly decently. Here's first batch: spring time bootcamp again at Piikajärvi airfield.

Check full gallery with videos, it's well worth it!
Posted by JohnVH | Sep 21, 2020 @ 01:20 PM | 1,743 Views
Flight two on mine, dusk flight, with full afterburners lighting up the sky!!!
Freewing MiG-29 Fulcrum Digital Camo Twin 80mm EDF Jet DUSK FLIGHT TWO! (5 min 4 sec)

Posted by Mandy Chen | Sep 21, 2020 @ 05:23 AM | 2,009 Views
BrotherHobby Land SnaiL 930 Electric Skateboard take you on adventures!

Email: [email protected]

Riding Video:
Climbing! Land SnaiL 930 Electric Skateboard (1 min 10 sec)

Posted by DeCent760 | Sep 21, 2020 @ 01:29 AM | 2,102 Views
I recently purchased the 9021V3 w/o electronics. I have the ARRMA 2050KV, 4POLE, BLX, 6S rated brushless motor,and 150amp BLX185 ESC, & the servo that came with that ARRMA 6S RIG. 1st off out the box it had a busted body mount,, As im going thru, (R,R&R)= remove,replace,& rebuild.
So far I've inspected front diff, center diff, front dog bones, hubs, bearings ETC. Both front dog bones are bent. And its BRAND NEW. IDK what the outcome will be but im in a dispute with "DANGBAD" oops. BANGGOOD.COM over there so called quality of products.
Posted by JureZ | Sep 20, 2020 @ 11:44 PM | 2,199 Views
Maiden flight of the Ahi glider at Shell Ridge.


Ahi glider at Shell Ridge - Movie (2 min 51 sec)
Posted by VicT | Sep 20, 2020 @ 11:21 PM | 2,185 Views
Mike K purchased a used Mini Apprentice from Mike B. This 48” span model will be able to handle winds better than his 4 ounce UMX Turbo Timber. I programmed his DX6 and trimmed her out with SAFE OFF then turned SAFE On. Every maneuver checked good except for aileron to rudder mix that I put into the transmitter. I did not know that it was already programmed into the AR636 A receiver. I think she went cross control similar to the larger Apprentice with the older Apprentice SAFE receiver. There was minimum damage and after replacing the stock prop with an APC 9/6E and inhibiting the TX aileron/rudder mix she flew fine. I like her more than the larger Apprentice because of the Re designed stab. This Apprentice came without a nose wheel and had been in a nose down crash as evidence from the compression wrinkles and a new cowl. I brought her home to make some improvements such as:
1. Adding a steerable tailwheel
2. Programming the ESC prop brake
3. Trimming the stock spinner to fit the APC9/6 prop
4. Glueing the bindplug receptacle to the fuselage side
5. Moving the 18 amp ESC forward to the motorway for more cooling air
6. Adding cloth covered bungee bands to replace the 6 rubber bands.

See pics and...Continue Reading