Posted by basslord1124 | Today @ 02:58 PM | 17 Views
So after seeing Flitetest release the FT Edge it totally blew my mind on how awesome it looked. Unlike previous Flitetest foamboard designs, this thing had more curve and sleekness to the design. It made me wonder if Flitetest used some other material besides foamboard to make it look that good....nope, the plane was made out of foamboard. So that really attracted me to the plane and made me add it to my never ending list of plane projects.

Looking at the Edge briefly, I kinda thought it may be too complex of a build and that I might just make it a low priority project. Perhaps something to tackle next year. But thanks to the awesome Flitetest community and Flitetest forums, folks encouraged me to go ahead and proceed with the build. So here it is, in its early stages.

FT Edge: Build Intro Part 1 ....What have I got myself into? (9 min 8 sec)


Expect to see more Edge build video progress and eventually a glorious maiden flight (hopefully without a crash) video.
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Today @ 02:28 PM | 52 Views
I've had this account for some time, but haven't made any entries, mostly from be swamped with involvement in my club and other pursuits. I've decided to post some notes, photos and videos from my Facebook, along with others as this develops.

All statements are my own, about my own experience with various miniature flying machines. I claim no expertise in any area, other than maybe at having fun...at which, I feel I'm pretty much a "Fun Ninja"...I have a blast with this stuff.

Because of the audience I anticipated on Facebook, many of these posts are geared toward new flyers or people with interest, but limited or no experience in the hobby.

I'll try to respond to comments in a reasonable amount of time, but there may be some stretches where I don't get back right away.

We'll see how all this goes...
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Earlier in the month, I'd posted a few photos on my Facebook page of this little "Storage Locker Rescue" I'd named Lil' Punkin.

I'd been waiting for another nice evening to get some footage of the whole plane from it's top camera (having so much fun, I forgot to do it on that day), but haven't had a chance to try it.

So...I crunched together some footage of what I had.

Lil' Punkin is a rudder-only model---it has no elevator to control pitch, so has to be carefully balanced and trimmed for a gradual climb while the engine is running, then transition to a smooth glide when the engine quits.

MANY early R/C planes were flown in this configuration before more advanced radios became cheap enough for a modeler to afford.

Lil' Punkin Flying Late in the Day (4 min 13 sec)

Posted by Joe Pierson | Today @ 12:09 PM | 172 Views
Hi Guys,
Here is my 1930 Granger, has home made wire wheels, Tail wheel and pilot ,
Joe
Posted by UpNup | Today @ 11:17 AM | 218 Views
Aces of Iron Products insisted on replacing the U.S. WW2 Fighter Pilot they sent due to some blemishes. This gave me the opportunity to paint one in a khaki color scheme. My figure is 1/7 scale.

Some tips to pass along:

1. Brush olive green paint into the folds of the coat and shadows.

2. Paint a very thin base color. A khaki camo rattle can spray was used making sure the dark colors showed through.

3. I wanted my pilot to have on a shirt and tie rather than an ascot. The tie and shirt collars were cut from a discarded foam elevator. CA was used to glue the pieces in place. The tie was painted khaki and shirt dark brown. The shirt was lightly dry-brushed with a lighter shade of brown to show some weathering. The tie was crammed in place and I left the wrinkles. They were glued at an angle to hide the lumpy ascot beneath.

4. Brush on enamel paints starting with the eyes and face. Generally follow the AoI painting tips. Enamels layer and don’t blend well. I’ve basically smeared the colors together using odorless mineral spirits on a clean brush.

5. Paint light colors to dark colors across the figure. It is okay to use gloss colors, but only if you plan to use a final lacquer coat at the end.

6. Touch up any spots that need to be brought back in line.

7. Washes: Mix one drop of brown paint with 10 drops of odorless mineral spirits. Use the wash on the life vest and white straps. Some can be used on the face, adding steaks below the eyes and in the...Continue Reading
Posted by HD48 | Today @ 09:05 AM | 367 Views
This is the 73" Pilot Yak 54 with a DLE 35 in it. Really enjoying this plane!
Posted by nigelsheffield | Today @ 02:19 AM | 882 Views
My contact at xt-xinte has told me of their new website with wide range of products Inc cinewhoops toothpicks etc etc parts and full quads.
Prices look good as always from xt-xinte cheaper than banggood.
Right now 20% off and free postage, with similar / cheaper prices to banggood anyway there are some deals to be had!
Defo worth checking out
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And use my code for 5% off. NIGELSHEFFIELD

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Edit , I just ordered the toothpick pro for $106!!!!
Posted by Ivy long | Today @ 01:56 AM | 793 Views
T240 is a new design dual balance charger by HTRC,which can charge two different kinds of batteries simultaneously. Multi-function, high power, Utilizing 3.2 inch color LCD Toch screen display, easy operation, built-in cooling fan, DC 11-18V or AC 100-240V dual power. Designed for charging LiPo LiFe Lilon LiHV NiCd NiMh Pb Smart Batteries.
welcome to visit our website: www. ht-rc.com. I can give you the best price, also be OEM for you.

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Posted by JohnCC | Today @ 12:11 AM | 892 Views
Diatone 2019 GT R349 TBS VTX Edition 135mm 3 inch 4S FPV Racing RC Drone (aff)
US$149.99 Promotion Sale From July 16 to July 31



Video Reviews

(In Progress)

Main Specifications

● Weight: 130g
● FC: Mamba F405mini/MPU6000 ;OSD;16M Flash;BEC
●Camera: RunCam Micro Swift
● VTX: TBS UNIFY 800mW
● ESC: Mamba F25 /25A 4S ESC Dshot 600
● Motor: Mamba Racing MB1408 4000KV

Comments + Criticism

In progress.

Photos



...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 10:05 PM | 1,017 Views
UMx Whipit's (two whips) Old Modified Whip VS 100% Stock Whip ( Short Version ) (1 min 6 sec)


Took the two Whips out , was windy .
Too windy to really compare , but here is the very short version .


Picture 1

FMS V-tail 800mm - Wanted one for a long time ! ( Not a house brick like a certain Super K )
I will do a pictorial on it when the wind backs off ( Northerly Gale Blowing ) , weather says next week end .

Picture 2 and 3

MG 800 from GB , only took about 2 months to get it .. ( 3 months after checking )
It is a very interesting kit - I will do a thing on it !

Bare Bones Kit weight = 119 Grams ( Just the foam bits )
Building to Federally Mandated 250 Gram Limit for unregistered , unlicensed pilots .
Gives us some 130 grams of stuffing .

Picture 4

100cm Hand Throw Glider -
I ordered two , and I took this one out of the box . Did I mention the Northerly Gale ?
Anyhow , I had to replace the steel ballast ball for a larger one to get CG .
And it looks to be a capable glider .
Ok , it is BENT !!!! , a little here , a little there . In fact , the only thing not bent a little was the vertical stab .. That was straight for some reason .
SO it looks like a bit of time with the hair dryer is required .
BUTT !!!! - It does glide , even bent .
How to RC it ? Thats the question .
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 08:53 PM | 1,067 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

SJRC F11 Pro, ZLRC SG906 Beast, SJRC F11, MJX Bugs 4W review - Camera shootout Reveal & Results- Here are the results of the replicated 4 short flights with these great low cost GPS FPV Quadcopter Drones that all have min 1080p HD cameras. Thank you to everyone that responded and said which video they thought was best and as you will see here, the result is very interesting.

SJRC F11 Pro, ZLRC SG906 Beast, SJRC F11, MJX Bugs 4W review Camera shootout Reveal & Results (4 min 33 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 06:04 PM | 1,227 Views
Review - King Kong/LDARC Tiny Wing 450 - Sweet Micro Wing ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcW85nkS2nk

This item is courtesy of Banggood.
I thought this Tiny Wing would make for an excellent Micro FPV Wing ;-)
It has several flight modes; 6-axis, 3-axis, and manual.
It's made from EPP Foam which should make it extremely durable ;-)
I will perform the Maiden Flight as soon as weather permits ;-)
I will also post another video providing Tips on the setup and links to the components I used.

Get one today from Banggood!

Here is a link to this Cool Micro Wing:

KINGKONG/LDARC TINY WING 450mm Wingspan EPP FPV PNP With Flight Control
https://www.banggood.com/KINGKONGLDA...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by Postalflyer | Yesterday @ 02:40 PM | 1,420 Views
Dear Jim and Members,

Family and life gets real busy at times. I thought when I fully retired at age 67 after 38 years at USPS and 3 years at a local police department I would have more time. However, with a father in law in assisted living, my mother moving from assisted living to skilled nursing it is amazing how fast time gets away from you. Paperwork, computer work, paying their bills, obtaining their personal needs, helping my older children with different tasks...it is a pleasurable work. It is as my trainer about 15 year ago told me "RC will always be there...you can always go back to it.

He was a great trainer having taught me on a 72 mhz nicad Futaba buddy box system / Easy Star and on to a Super Cub LP that I modified with his suggestions. My trainer recently contacted me to see if I would like to purchase some of his old equipment. I got with him...unfortunately he has degenerative optic nerve difficulties. He has no depth perception and trouble with focus. He flew his own real cub for a long time along with learning and doing rc aircraft back when there were no buddy boxes and battery power was only a dream. t really was hard to see him struggle. But with his encouragement as we discussed things going on in life...I am setting aside time early in the mornings and late in the evening to "get back" to the hobby I love. The building / working on both foam and balsa models is so relaxing along with getting an aircraft into the air...I loose...Continue Reading
Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 11:30 AM | 1,586 Views
25$ FPV goggles (1 min 48 sec)


Get it here: https://m.banggood.com/custlink/G3GmZWGCw1

I never expected these cheap Eachine VR006 goggles to be that good! Imo they are perfect for beginners and people who don't want to spent too much money. I like the picture quality and I had no problems with interferences in the park. Great!
Posted by YarSmythe | Yesterday @ 09:08 AM | 1,769 Views
Who says model aviation isn't exciting?!?!

My close call this weekend. Phew! Missed it by "that" much.

Messerschmitt Me 262 / Close call on take-off (0 min 37 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Yesterday @ 06:45 AM | 1,849 Views
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mmm3IYwuFy



Ming seems to like playing with his Vtols lately, it might be worth giving them a try .

Highlights:
It adopts impact-resistant engineering EPO engineering materials, built-in carbon fiber rod reinforcement, and very impact.

It adopts 3 1370 brushless motors, high-efficiency blad'es, full power, high-precision and high-torque 9g digital steering gear 2PCS,
which is used to pull the front motor. High-precision 4.3g digital steering gear controls the aircraft's rudder surface.

The aircraft adopts 6-axi's gyroscope with air pressure and high altitude, 3D/6G mode conversion, suitable for different scenes,
and is more suitable for beginners to advance practice flight.

The aircraft can take off and land vertically, vertical landing, air mode conversion, and also has a combination of beginner mode and aerobatic mode, effectively solving the problem of small flight space, unable to take off, and beginners do not have the ability to take off the flight take-off and cannot take off smoothly.

Aircraft has multiple flight modes

Multi-rotor mode Multirotor flight (four-axis), the aircraft can fly vertically like a quadcopter and helicopter.
Hover flight and forward and backward left and right side fly and spin flight and a one-button take-off / one-button landing function.

Vertical flight vertical crane mode, aircraft air-to-air conversion mode, set up by the horizontal flight mode,
can fly vertically like...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 04:31 AM | 1,969 Views
450x New motor ( 720 ) (1 min 8 sec)


Motor be a 720 brushed quad motor ( 7mm x 20mm )
Prop is overly small
CG is too far back
Flying weight is 47 grams
Its overly breezy ..


Swapped out the prop for a larger one when I came home and did some repairs .
I ordered a 8.5 x 20 brushed motor the other day ( The 720 will have to do for now )


The other wing ...............
2 wings in the kit ...
I ordered a WLtoys F959 flight board and a 959 motor ..
ALready have some 959 folding props .
Will try again ..
My F959 has about 1:1 power to weight ..
So in a 450x it might be more like 2:1
Should be better than the 0.5 to 1 I have now ( if that ) , might be more like 0.25 to 1

That 8520 will be interesting ! 53,000 rpm
Posted by Reckless_fpv | Yesterday @ 12:14 AM | 2,229 Views