Posted by old4570 | Today @ 07:13 PM | 70 Views
Last time I took the whip out , I damaged the rudder ..
Don't know how / when or where , but it happened - so a bit of repair needed .
At the moment playing with the angle of attack on the wing ..

DIY DLG build ( The Ripit )
Come to a screaming halt , got my control rods . I have 0.4 / 0.5 and 0.6 to chose from and I am going with the 0.5mm
But the hold up is HK int ware house , waiting on my control horns . Cant make holes in the carbon boom till I know where to make holes and for that I need my control horns ..

Came in the Mail , one Phoenix 1600 motor glider ..
And as everyone knows ( perhaps ) the included motor bites the big one .
Recommended Batt is a 2s 1800 , but that wont get the CG done .
To get CG on the money a 3s 2200 is needed , and that battery will fry your motor .
The included motor begins to cook really well @ around 150watt ( 2s or 3s ) as the motor appears to be seriously over propped .

Phoenix 1600 Motor Glider Motor Test (1 min 42 sec)

A new motor has been purchased , 270W 1000kv ..
I think 200W will fly the Phoenix 1600 and the extra cant hurt .

Also been playing with the Jumper T12 , lots of binding , some flying and some testing .
Hopefully get started on the review soon . ( So many tests to run ) .

Lots of waiting .. I need those control horns ..

Posted by Mark Winstanley | Today @ 04:41 PM | 139 Views
All the Kanata Aircraft Models short Kits are now available in a catalogue. Attached to this post is the catalogue. You can order by PM through RCGroups or through our Facebook Page by searching for "Kanata Aircraft Models.
Posted by martin s | Today @ 04:40 PM | 130 Views
recently saw a Brits V Germans WWII model aircraft battle - impressive. Once airborne, with height, it could have been full sized aircraft.

I have been mulling over the problems the modellers had.

1 aircraft easily kicked about by the wind.
2 aircraft can flick into a climb, turn or dive, much more quickly than a full sized aircraft.
3 aircraft batteries were large and needed recharging, daily.

My thoughts (read all three before commenting)
1 what about gyros to detect any changes to flight direction? They would need an output to control the flight control surfaces and maintain the flight path. Does anyone make these? It would give much faster flight correction than your fingers.
2 what about setting the gyros in motorised gimbals? Does anyone make these? The RC commands would go to the gimbals, to provide flight control.
3 what about using the motor to run a miniature alternator (does anyone make these?) to charge the battery, so that the battery could be tiny?

It needs a better geek than me to work this out, and to see if calibration was needed (I suspect it will not be needed, if the electronics respond quickly enough).

I suspect that, with a lot of effort, this could make model flying easier for everyone - apologies to you that are really good at it.
Posted by Maksimuzz | Today @ 04:07 PM | 146 Views
7.1 22.08.2009

The first flight of Mentor (fig.18 left) without GPS was complete at 22 august 2009.

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Unfortunately, the log was not received. Aircraft control was manual from console. Most likely, during a long flight with a large positive pitch, the autopilot tried to prevent too much pitch and accumulated data for this, and when the signal from the transmitter disappeared for a short time, it immediately brought the elevators to a decline, but since it did not work for some time, applied too much effort on the elevators. This is seen in the video. After this flight, the controller was shielded and when switching the autopilot modes, the trimmed data is zeroed. Since I did not restore the plane, I flew as follows with the Senior Super Frontier (Fig. 18 right), with a wingspan of 2.08 M and a 5 sm3 engine.

7.2 27.09.2009

Having broken one plane, I immediately wanted to break another one. The plane made 3 flights on an abandoned airstrip in the Pomyalovo village. On the third flight the plane was broken. On the first two flights the autopilot modul was not activated. There was manual control and data collection was in progress. During the second flight at the time of landing the plane hit a canister by front landing gear because the canister was forgotten exactly in the middle of the airstrip. This strike at 229 seconds is clearly visible on the black box data shown in Fig. 19.

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Another flight and also a record of the third flight when the autopilot was already...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Today @ 01:52 PM | 211 Views
More Bonanza fun!

Durafly Bonanza from Hobbyking FLYING FUN! (5 min 22 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 11:37 AM | 286 Views
Review - Turnigy NanoTech 3S 950mah 25C LIPO

Here is a link to the Video:

An important part of any power system is the Battery.
For some reason this is often overlooked by Reviewers.
I perform reviews of all the Batteries I purchase to see how well they match the stated specs, what the internal resistance of the battery cells are, and how they hold up over time.
This is the initial review of the Turnigy Nanotech 3S 950mah 25C LIPO that I'm going to be using in my Mini Parkjets.
Let's see how well they stack up against the other LIPOs I use for this purpose.
I will be replacing the stock JST Connector with an XT30 Connector.
I will then be performing the Field Testing in my "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2 and logging the remaining voltage after each test flight.


Capacity: 950mAh
Voltage: 3S1P / 3 Cell / 11.1V
Discharge: 25C Constant / 50C Burst
Weight: 69g (including wire, plug & case)
Dimensions: 72x25x20mm
Balance Plug: JST-XH
Discharge Plug: mini-JST

Here is a link to this LIPO:

Turnigy nano-tech 950mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack

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

Happy Flying!

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Posted by kopterheld | Today @ 06:35 AM | 403 Views

This is the Happymodel Mobula7 that is a Tiny Whoop drone with 1S and 2S Lipo power.
M7 is light, very fast and flies over 4 minutes. I just can not find any negative points on the Whoop. The Snapper7 1S Whoop was good, but M7 is much faster, more aggressive and weighs no more than the Snapper7. And if someone needs slow flying, he can fly the Mobula7 with a 1S Lipo. The changeable angle of the camera is practical. Outside you fly fast and need a steep angle of the FPV camera. Inside with slow flies one places camera completely flat. Inside, the FPV camera is sufficient. Outside, I would like a better FPV camera like the Caddx Turbo EOS2.

Get the Happymodel Mobula7 from Banggood

Link to Banggood with 12% CoupoN: 12TS130 or TTxBG10

Video 1 – Mobula7 2S Whoop review
Happymodel Mobula7 perfekter 2S Whoop - Review DE (4 min 23 sec)

Video 2 – Mobula7 2S Outdoor Flying
Happymodel Mobula7 2S Whoop Outdoor Flugtest (4 min 51 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by JLT_GTI | Today @ 06:16 AM | 416 Views
Last spring there were the seasonal classic Lidl hand tosen glider for just 10€ .. so i decided to pick a couple of them and go the full road moding not just for RC flight.. but also for fun FPV.. to do something like a poor man's "wraith micro" mini fun plane..

I was going first to build it simple with 2/3 servos (single aileron servo) and a 1806 motor in the front.. but again i changed my mind and decided to use the "more complex but simpler" solution of using separated servos in the wings..and making it a twin motor with 2 1806 motors.. i have made allready some twin motors so the increased thrust and deleting torque well as placing the motor in a more near the CG position were quite attractive.

Also i flattened the wing dihedral and inserted a carbon rod in the wing.. tail feather and fuselage belly..ailerons go in the outer part of the wing.. i saw guys doing the RC mod , not removing the dihedral and putting the ailerons in the inner flat part of the wing and the results werent much good (unless you are ok with a slow roll rate) and i wanted a fast roll

So ended up using 3 HXT500 5g servos ..2 12A ESCs with 2A bec (using only one BEC) and 2 DYS 1806-2300kv motors and using normally a 1300/1400 3S (but it will take a 1300 4S as well)

For FPV i used one Eachine TX526 i had arround doing nothing (broken connector, so resoldered another) and a runcam micro Swift2 wich has built-in OSD very helpfull to check voltage and time

after a messy maiden (due to inverted trims due to mistakes made my me during programming) once trimmed to my surprise the plane flies amazingly good .. its more stable than a wing .. trackes better .. is so much fun and maneovrable (had to dial expo for the roll).. its allready a fav for fast low altitute FPV fun

Lidl Chuck glider FPV (4 min 34 sec)

Posted by Mr_Ben | Today @ 02:42 AM | 505 Views
I've been out of the hobby for a quite a while. My guess is 12 years. Life got busy, hectic even. I used to enjoy getting up for work a few hours early, stopping by a nearby park and tossing out my souped up (man was it souped up) Superfly from Superfly RC ( It was the favorite of all my EPP foam builds. In fact I owned 3 of em because I enjoyed tickering with the nuances of the forgiving platform. You could do just about anything with it (within acceptable parameters) and it would fly. There's so much more I wanted to do with em but as I said, time constraints choked the hobby right out of me. But there was a part of me that had burnt out on it. Probably because I jumped into the hobby with both feet and way too fast.

Oh I've tried balsa builds, but once you build em you can't make to many mods of the airframe while finding out what does and doesn't work. For me that's 75% of the fun of things. But should one of the mods not work well, you lose some if not all control and kiss smack the ground and risk abandoning all hopes of reasonable repairs. Plus balsa repairs can be time consuming. I know this from experience too.

I've toyed with a couple EPO planes, most of which are pre-built and all you do at most is slap in your own electronics and get airborne. While EPO foam is pretty strong, it's not near as forgiving as EPP. If you wreck one badly repairs are often impossible due to the fact that it shatters more than tears. EPP foam however...Continue Reading
Posted by Amanda BH | Today @ 02:07 AM | 508 Views
Returner 2207 with POPO

Competitive price worth to try for you
Posted by dgliderguy | Today @ 01:23 AM | 526 Views
I just finished refurbing this old 84" Powerhouse old timer that I got as an "attic rescue" project on a trade. It didn't look like it had ever been flown, but I didn't care much for the color scheme, so I stripped it down to the bare wood, went through the entire structure looking for any damage or failed glue joints, made a bolt-down wing retention, and covered it with Hobby King film. All-up weight is 5lbs 10oz, with a Magnum XL52 RFS four-stroke engine in the nose. The CG came out spot-on, and it flies as smooth as butter on hot toast. The flare goes on forever on landing, and I'm sure that on a good day the Powerhouse will thermal like a glider. Fun toy!
Posted by alex_nikiforov | Today @ 12:49 AM | 534 Views
Caddx Turtle V2. Banggood (12 min 11 sec)

Posted by Panhead5496 | Yesterday @ 11:35 PM | 596 Views
Hi everyone, thought I'd make a few blog entries to show my current RC collection: one for land vehicles 1/10 and larger, one for land vehicles smaller than 1/10, one for boats, and one for flying RCs.

Feel free to comment or ask questions!

First up is LAND VEHICLES: Company name, vehicle model, where I bought it from, and anything interesting about it. Trying to do most recent to oldest, but may get slightly out of order

Thunder Tiger MT4 G3: Purchased from a member here on RCG. 4x4 4s 1/8 is huge and powerful. With the rainy weather I've had lately I haven't been able to run it, but the tire marks in the basement attest to the power

HPI Bullet Flux ST: Traded with a member here on RCG for it. 1/10 scale 3s capable 4x4 stadium truck. On the smaller for side for 1/10, but very fast and tough. It jumps very well!

ECX Ruckus: purchased from a member here on RCG. 1/10 2wd brushed monster truck. Currently have it set up for running on sand at the lake house. Haven't been able to test it on sand yet, but should be fun.

ExceedRC Maxstone: 1/5 (yes, 1/5 scale!) rock crawler. Purchased used on eBay. 4x4, MOA (motor on axle, so 2 brushed motors), runs on a 2s lipo and gets close to a hour runtime. Literally climbs up my front porch stairs! I haven't been able to use this crawler to its full extent with the weather/work/school, but I have big plans for it. Going to add rear steer, better servos, lights, etc. Stay tuned for this one.

Traxxas Stampede 2wd:...Continue Reading
Posted by JeffMac | Yesterday @ 11:08 PM | 560 Views
All -

Scanned from my original issue of the May 1940 Flying Aces it's the Bambino Bipe - an interesting rubber powered biplane....

It looks like it would be a good flyer....


Best regards,

Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 10:53 PM | 577 Views
This is my official E-flite Pitts S-1S RC Biplane Second Flight. I flew this one with my 3S Scorpion 1800 Lipo after I knocked the aileron dual-rates down to 58%, down from 70% and trimmed it out.

E-flite Pitts S-1S RC Biplane Second Flight On 3S Scorpion 1800 Lipo (6 min 27 sec)

Posted by unamigomas | Yesterday @ 09:43 PM | 578 Views
Hola a todos, estoy preparando los planos para construir un Apogee, resolviendo algunos temas constructivos antes de empezar con la balsa, no he encontrado mucha info sobre este modelo, pero se ve bastante bien, espero poder contar con los aportes de ustedes. Gracias...
Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Yesterday @ 03:47 PM | 810 Views
Talk about a waste of time. They can be humorous at times, maddening at others, and then down right pathetic. I have been a member of RCGroups since 2006. In the last few years this place has gone down the tubes big time. Now perhaps it isn't just this forum, others may and probably do suffer the same thing. You try to start a thread asking a question, just hoping for a valid answer or two. What you get is as follows:

1. Someone chiming in saying, "I don't know about this specific thing thing, but I heard blah, blah blah." So why in the hell are you even responding then?

2. A good solid answer, but then 5 other people have to try to answer the question again even though a good one was provided. Doesn't anyone read the posts and ascertain that a valid answer was provided? If so, then why do you feel it necessary to answer again? Feeling left out?

3. Immediate or eventual thread derailed by idiots changing the topic to something completely unrelated to the original question. Why do you feel the need to do this? Aren't there other forum sections where you can chit chat? Go there.....

4. Someone posts something personal about an ailing family member. Really? Looking for moral support? Just feeling needy and helpless? A shoulder to cry on? Someone to feel sorry for you? Take it somewhere else. this is supposed to be a HAPPY and FUN place.

This place is pretty much just a waste of time anymore.