Posted by Kmot | Sep 14, 2019 @ 11:01 PM | 2,568 Views
Today, I converted a Hewlett Packard 500W PSU to a 12V DC bench top power supply to use with RC battery chargers. I cut off 53 wires and 10 connectors. I grouped like wires together and then covered them with heat shrink tubing. I soldered 6 12V leads and 6 ground leads each in parallel. I soldered the power on signal wires together so that the power supply turns on when plugged into 120V AC. When I was finished I connected my Turnigy quad charger to the converted PSU and the charger lit up and then I charged a 2200 3S LiPo at 8.36 amps. Pretty cool.
Posted by xplaneguy | Sep 14, 2019 @ 06:54 PM | 2,409 Views
This morning, I had the rare privilege to hold and photograph Carl Goldberg's personal Gentle Lady. Yes, this bird was built and flown by Carl of my model aviation heroes! The Gentle Lady debuted back in 1980.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 14, 2019 @ 12:23 PM | 1,558 Views

Here is a link to the Video:

I still have the RacerStar SIC 2207 2688kv Motor installed for this Flight Session.
This is the 2nd Flight Session with the new Landing Skid System and so far so good ;-)

Here are links to the components:

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Racerstar SIC 2207 1888KV 2388KV 2688KV Brushless Motor - 2688KV

Racerstar 2508 BR2508S Green Edition 1275KV 1772KV 2522KV Brushless Motor - 2522KV

Racerstar BR2406S Green Edition 2600KV 2-4S Brushless Motor

Racerstar RS30A Lite 30A Blheli_S BB1 2-4S Brushless OPTO ESC (Converted | Primary)

DC-DC Converter Step Down Module UBEC 3A 5V (5V Version needed for Conversion of OPTO ESC)

Favourite FVT Swallow Series 30A 2-4S Brushless ESC With 5V 3A BEC For RC Airplane (Alternate)

***You need a receiver to match your transmitter protocol (this receiver matches my transmitter protocol - DSM2/DSMX)
iRangeX RM601 2.4G 7CH Micro DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver With PPM Output - with pin
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Posted by Joe Pierson | Sep 14, 2019 @ 12:07 PM | 2,028 Views
This is my New 1951 Flying Wing Build, wingspan is 55" Flying weight is 11oz.! Has 2 cell 600 Lipo and Elevaons.
Posted by CGordon | Sep 14, 2019 @ 11:24 AM | 1,475 Views
Continuing the experiments for using carbon tow stretched across a truss shape, this is a very early result for a fuselage side for my 24" Telemaster.

I used 1K tow, about 10ft, and wound it through the nails, doubling up in some places. With 1K, if you were organized you could come up with a winding pattern that reinforces areas according to the need.

As a first test, I was nearly sure that 1K would be a joke. But it might just work. The structure is stiffer than I expected and not a noodle. I do have commercial .010" rod and the cured tow isn't too far off the mark for stiffness. I used a tapered, stretched piece of heat-shrink to compress and round the tow.

I was going to do a 3K test next but instead I'm going to repeat it with 1K so I can assemble a full fuselage and get a feel for the handling characteristics. If it proves viable I'll need to keep practicing to improve my skills. This section was unglued in 7 points and needed CA . The points that did bond successfully are quite good and are "free" from a weight perspective.

All in all this has been a fun start.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Sep 14, 2019 @ 05:10 AM | 2,485 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Deux journes bien remplies !!! Comme l'anne dernire, la date anniversaire de la cration du groupe Les Tazoux, Arrow FPV (Fabien ou Fab Crashman ) est pass par chez moi pour 2 jours intenses en mode dtente. Pour l'occasion, on a sorti "un peu" de matos pour vous partager quelques images trs diversifies : Du Racer, De la prise de vue, Du vol vue, De la voiture ... et un peu de bla bla ! J'spre que cette petite vido, qui change un peu des habitudes, vous plaira . Bon Film et bonne dtente tous ...

FIMI Racer Voiture - Multi-tests en mode détente - Le pèlerinage d'Arrow FPV ! (28 min 24 sec)

Bon Anniv Les Tazoux !

- Si Vous voulez aider la chane avec un don (tous les dons servent alimenter les vidos en produits ou matriel ):

Les produits prsents sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chane) Merci vous :

- Eachine Wizard X220HV 6S RTF ( COUPON BGCC220HV ) :
- Eachine Wizard X220HV 6S BNF ( COUPON AFfbG10 ) :
- TYRO129 ( COUPON BGEUty129 ) :
- Masque FPV Hawkeye Little Pilot :
- Eachine Tyro69 105mm ( COUPON BGEUty69 ) 54 :
- iFlight Nazgul5 ( COUPON AFfbG10 ) 150 :
- iFlight Cidora SL5 ( site iFlight ) : Reading
Posted by old4570 | Sep 14, 2019 @ 03:10 AM | 1,990 Views
Ok , there was some wind !
Otherwise it was a real DLG deal of a day !

I took my modified whip to the park ..
Even played in a few thermals when the wind backed off !
I am so tired , man I was there for a while .

That wind was playing with me , but when it eased off I was able to keep the Whip in the rising air . Unfortunately the sink hole tends to live up to its name and when the lift vanished the air became sink and the whip came down like a lead balloon .

There was just enough lift to tease me for quite some time ( keep me on the hook ) .
For better days !

Still , a good day at the park with just a tempting amount of thermal action .
Posted by Blaze0021 | Sep 14, 2019 @ 01:31 AM | 2,281 Views
In 1080p 60fps - A flight with my Force RC F/A-18 Blue Angels V2 64mm EDF Jet.

Force RC F/A-18 Blue Angels V2 64mm EDF Jet Performance Flight (4 min 5 sec)

"Does the color of the sky mean anything special to you? It does to me.. a hell of a lot. When I close my eyes, the sky in my dreams.. is a deep, dark blue.


1) Hitec Energy Sport 40-Amp ESC w/ 2-Amp SBEC (Replaced defective stock 40-Amp ESC).
3) Custom-painted Freewing F/A-18 64mm EDF Jet Wingtip Pylons.
4) Minwax Semi-Gloss Finish Polycrylic Spray Coated Airframe.


Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver (LM0033)
Rates Used: 93% Aileron with 24% Expo / 90% Elevator with 30% Expo / 100% Steering with 6% Expo
Control Rod Placement: Outer holes on both Servo and Horn ends.
Center of Gravity: 63mm back from the leading edge of the main wing
Battery: Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C Lipo
Throttle Timer: 3:40 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 3 Minute(s), 20 Second(s)
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.15 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (~3.79 Volts / Cell) at 29%


Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Brad L.
Music: "Faceless Soldier" - Ace Combat 7 Original Soundtrack

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Andrey_Rakhmanov | Sep 13, 2019 @ 06:22 PM | 1,949 Views
For my pilotage 2-engine Arlequin I manufacturer square cockpit canopy. The canopy protects model electronics compartment from dust and moisture.
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It is quite easy to do, I briefly describe describe the process by several photographs.

First we need to prepare pressing form. I cut parts of the form from 4 mm polystyrene sheet.
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Posted by Bill M - RC | Sep 13, 2019 @ 06:12 PM | 2,221 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Emax Tinyhawk Freestyle review. This review includes unboxing, inspection, vtx unlock, betaflight settings, prop fitting, antenna mod & true freestyle test flight with range. Flight action starts at 19:10 ,..enjoy.

You can get this EMAX Tinyhawk Freestyle 115mm 2.5inch F4 5A ESC FPV Freestyle & Racing Drone here:

Emax Tinyhawk Freestyle review - No sugar cube or tooth decay here (25 min 57 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Sep 13, 2019 @ 03:57 PM | 2,155 Views
What IS that CLI tab in the Betaflight Configurator for anyway? 🤔
Better stay away from it since we dont know how to use it right?!?
A lot of people are familiar with the basic tabs in Betaflight yet are understandably uncomfortable with the CLI. We could input the wrong stuff and really mess up our flight controller, right? 😲
Today we show you what the CLI is, how to use it with some totally useful commands, and why its actually your friend and not something to be afraid of . . .
Let me know if you plan to use it!
BetaFlight Useful CLI Commands (16 min 27 sec)

Posted by NobatteryNopower | Sep 13, 2019 @ 10:20 AM | 1,489 Views
Today I've been working on another project, again a fantasy Star Wars Vehicle with hopefully a movable pilot figure.

It's alive! ...By the courtesy of a dremel & 6gr servo
Star Wars Death Trooper Animatronic (0 min 13 sec)

Posted by jims123 | Sep 13, 2019 @ 10:06 AM | 1,563 Views
Hi There..
if you drag and drop your attachment here I might get it quicker.. Thanks
Posted by alex_nikiforov | Sep 12, 2019 @ 11:03 PM | 2,935 Views
OWLRC Upgraded 5.8GHz RC Antenna SWR Meter V2 With TFT 2.8 Inch Touch Screen Built-in 200mw Transmitter

OWLRC Antenna SWR Meter V2. Бюджетный КСВ-Метр. Banggood (11 min 33 sec)

Link: SWR Meter V2
Posted by RPM314 | Sep 12, 2019 @ 05:48 PM | 1,758 Views
Hi, all. This is a build of the FPVWRA Spec Wing kit from Wind Catcher RC. Departures from the stock build are cutting down the winglets (for personalization mostly), cutting foam windows out of the tips (saved only 10g of weight so it ended up just being aesthetic I guess), and using the vi3telit3 motor mount found here. I also put the camera on a pan servo since I like flying that way much more, but it definitely increases drag and decreases durability.

Turnigy D2826-6 2200Kv motor/ APC 6x5.5 prop
Turnigy F30 ESC
Nano-tech 3s 2200mAh battery
Corona DS939HV servos
Frsky RX4R Rx
RDQ Mach 1 VTx
Foxeer Arrow micro cam

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Posted by Bill M - RC | Sep 12, 2019 @ 04:33 PM | 2,200 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Xiaomi Fimi A3 review. This Xiaomi FIMI A3 5.8G 1KM FPV With 2-axis Gimbal 1080P Camera GPS RC Quadcopter Drone RTF review includes follow me, orbit, selfie, cinematic mode, fixed wing mode, sport mode, speeds & low battery warning features & functions tested. You can see the other functions & flight test in Part I of my review of this.

You can get this great value Xiaomi FIMI A3 5.8G 1KM FPV With 2-axis Gimbal 1080P Camera GPS RC Quadcopter Drone RTF here:

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expiry date: 2019-09-30

Xaiomi Fimi A3 review - Functions & Features tests (Part II) (14 min 32 sec)

Posted by MikeC | Sep 12, 2019 @ 03:57 PM | 1,587 Views
New sailplane LAK 17a