Posted by rockiesguy | Nov 21, 2019 @ 09:04 PM | 2,546 Views
I have been running this little (and awesome) engine for a while now and totally love it !

I have built two wooden frame jet for it, but after a mishap on the second one the engine became an orphan. Having built 6 other EDF conversions (K30 all) this came as an easy-piecie project. There is a great advantage to foam over wood or composites; not IF but -when- you crash it bounces back in big pieces, providing protection to your internal components. .including the engine.

It is an HSD "Viper" (but it is totally an -AVANTI- in foam. I had a while ago the HSD white/red (NAVY) turbine jet and I can tell you that it is heavy, but flyers great!

I found, after giving up a long ago, a V-1 EDF Viper "red". The V-1 was the lightest ever, before the coming of the "turbo-foam" and cautious but heavy reinforcements were made.

Also. must say, I saw it in an YT video already converted for the X45 and flying ( in Ferrari color scheme)..

You can see in one of those pictures how cavernous the engine bay area is, but even with that, I had to remove a couple of pieces from it to allow room for the fuel tank to be centered ==at the CG point ==

The pipe tail end mount was made of 6 layer plywood cut to fit a good old pipe made for a Wren44. Bare in mind that Newtons are Newtons (force and heat) no matter the size of what produces it ! The Xicoy 45 is about half the size of the Wren engine.

The EDF unit removed, shows its weight in the picture,...Continue Reading
Posted by RC Roundtable | Nov 21, 2019 @ 09:02 PM | 2,432 Views
Episode 96: "Loose Screws" is now live!

In this episode, the gang talks about:
-California hobby shops (4:15)
-Coming home (12:15)
-E-flite Su-30 EDF (19:00)
-Fitz's Beaver (32:10)
-Lee's Corsair trouble (42:20)
-Fitz's flotilla (54:00)
-Episode 100 plans (57:15)

You can visit our website at to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.
We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, on twitter, or via email: [email protected].

You can visit our website at to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us an email: [email protected].
Posted by PittSpecial | Nov 21, 2019 @ 07:14 PM | 2,958 Views
Here's the measurements and so sorry some are in "INCHES" because we are so used to dealing with that scale!
For those others who are truly interested in Peter's Work then, you can visit his web site over at: Reading
Posted by BDOG1 | Nov 21, 2019 @ 04:22 PM | 2,417 Views
Oh Boy !
the forecast is for 22 mph straight up our hill with possible gusts over 50 ,that should be over 30 mph sustained , measured at the top if past experience still holds r
Charging and checking equipment now
Posted by old4570 | Nov 21, 2019 @ 04:22 PM | 2,407 Views > Product link @

User manual

It took some time for the Astrolux FT03 to get into my hands . The order was placed May 6 and it arrived Feb 19 . I can only assume that it took some time for who ever makes the Astrolux FT03 to make some , or possibly they are very popular ? I did take the FT03 for a walk and to be honest it's not nearly the best walking light out there . But what it does do is throw ! It throws Nuts ! The FT03 is probably the most throwy flashlight I have ever encountered .

This flashlight would really need some serious looking at if you Spotlight , do search and rescue or any activity where you need to put a lot of light a long way out . The pictures show the FT03 lighting up a Tower over 400 meters away . Doing this in the city with all the associated glare from the city lights . Just one word comes to mind = Impressive .

The Astrolux FT03 comes with a lanyard and some spare 0 rings as well a battery tube / spacer to run 18650 . I am using a Xtar INR 21700 as it's the largest battery I have . The FT03 will actually take a 26650 , but so far I have had no issues with the 21700 . The springs hold the 21700 in place really well and there is no battery slap to speak of , even if you shake the light . The build quality is really nice , and everything screws together tight . The inbuilt USB charge port is handy if you are using the light a lot and have a handy USB power...Continue Reading
Posted by basslord1124 | Nov 21, 2019 @ 01:58 PM | 1,880 Views
Finally stepping into the world of warbirds...introducing the FT Spitfire...

FT Spitfire Intro (4 min 13 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Nov 21, 2019 @ 11:31 AM | 1,688 Views
This is a Poll I was asked to create by Fatshark about the FOV preference of the camera for the owners of the system
Posted by UnknownForces RC | Nov 21, 2019 @ 09:52 AM | 1,210 Views
Ghost Rabbit GR1 solid rear axle assy (0 min 20 sec)

The rear axle housing consists of four main components, all fully CNC machined. Only four screws are required to take the housing apart. The housing is very strong, yet keeping costs for spare parts reasonable.

A one-piece machined housing may look gorgeous on the shelf, but needing a replacement can easily break the piggy bank.
One has to keep in mind that in a machine-versus-nature scenario nothing on earth is indestructible. It is in the nature of things that the operation of any vehicle also requires spare parts at some time. Therefore we always keep an eye on the costs of ownership when designing our parts.
Posted by bzzboy | Nov 21, 2019 @ 12:24 AM | 1,209 Views
Pulled out my T-Rex 450s from 11 years ago in January and it gave me the bug. In fact, it made me realize i need to get my but in gear to accomplish my bucket list item of being a decent heli pilot. All my batts were in bad shape and the little buggers are hard see now that i'm older, so i started looking at the T-Rex 500 which i really liked back when i was flying my 450s a lot. Great balance of size and crash affordability.

So, one week of evenings after receiving it from Tammies Hobbies it was ready to go. Maiden flight was 2/19/19. Flies superb! This fly-bar-less stuff is kinda cool.

Pictures at the field were taken 2 days before my first test hop which was in the back yard.
Posted by phyngineer | Nov 20, 2019 @ 10:25 PM | 1,087 Views
Estimation of the number of trees and their canopy coverage in forest nursery fields is of great significance for the management of forest nursery. The calculation of the number of tree plants and their canopy coverage by conventional techniques is laborious and time consuming. It is of great practical significance to explore a new technology that is fast, efficient, low-cost and accurate.

In recent years, the remote sensing technology of UAV has developed rapidly. The application research results have been achieved in land remediation, land use planning, fine detection of mine geological disasters, investigation and evaluation of mountain flood disasters, calculation of building density and floor area ratio. However, in these applications, the drones used are mostly expensive aerial survey drones, and the data processing is complicated.
1 Experimental area and data

Figure 1 corrected drone image

The experimental area is two ginkgo forests in the Yudu District of Chengdu. The experimental area is flat. The data used is the image obtained by the DJI PHANTOM2 VISION+ drone. The image is a fisheye image, and the fisheye lens is corrected and geometrically corrected for the fisheye image. The corrected image is shown in Figure 1.

As can be seen from Figure 1, the image was taken in the fall and the ginkgo leaves were golden yellow. There are 3 ginkgo nursery fields in the image, and 2 of them are selected as test plots.

2 methods and steps

2.1 Constructing the...Continue Reading
Posted by y.takahashi | Nov 20, 2019 @ 08:07 PM | 1,049 Views
Introducing my work at the Seto Ohashi model ship festival in 2019.
The works are jet foil "Love" and German secret hydrofoil torpedo boat "Sk116".
(Photographed by Mr. W)
ジェット「愛」 : ドイツ水中翼船 「Sk116」 (5 min 51 sec)

Posted by hexagonrc | Nov 20, 2019 @ 02:39 PM | 1,040 Views
ESC 4IN1 32bits

2S~6S Input (30V max.)

Nexperia mosfets with technology NextPowerS3

PWM y UART (Tx and Rx)

Current sensor


4 x ARM Cortex M0+ 48Mhz 32bits NXP Kinetis

Progranmable vía SWD

Sizes: 29mm x 34,5mm

Distance betweem drills 20mm x 20mm ISO14580
Posted by hexagonrc | Nov 20, 2019 @ 02:35 PM | 979 Views
Frequency 5.800Mhz
Modulation FM
Voltage Input 2.9V up to 8V
Voltage Modes 3V3 and 5V
RF Impedance 50 Ohms
RF connectors SMA/RPSMA and U.FL/IPX
Video Impedance 75 Ohms
Audio Mono, Subcarrier on 6.5Mhz

MCU ARM Cortex M0+
Programmable Via SWD
Flash 32 kbs
SRAM 2 kb
ROM 8 kb

Size 26mm x 26mm
Distance between holes 20mm x 20mm
Posted by PittSpecial | Nov 20, 2019 @ 10:39 AM | 860 Views

Here's WEIGH-IN Session on my E-Flite AT-6 Texan using the Park Zone 480 and the 3D Printed 9-Cylinder Radial Engine Bust.

Previous Post about WATTS - AMPS - VOLTS under Load can be found at:


However, I did perform a new WATTS - AMPS - VOLTS under load test during the night of Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 and here's the data:

I have performed my 3rd WATT - AMP - VOLTAGE UNDER LOAD test on my E-Flite AT-6 Texan that was configured with the Park Zone 480 motor and Castle Creations 45-AMP ESC and using GEN ACES 3-Cell, 2200mAH, 35C, Lithium Polymer battery pack and fully charged.

During a careful pre-test check, I found something wrong with the propeller adapter so, I changed it and it was a simple fix as I had access to the set screw holding the Propeller Adapter and there was enough space for the HEX Tool.

Here's the Video and Results of tonight's Test: APC 3-Blade 10 X 7 and Park Zone 480 Motor

1/4 Throttle - 39 Watts / 3.23 Amps / 12.22 Volts

1/2 Throttle - 146 Watts / 12.85 Amps / 11.42 Volts

Full Throttle - 219 Watts / 20.44 Amps / 10.74 Volts

WATT - AMP - VOLTAGE LOAD TESTING - Park Zone 480 Motor using APC 3-Blade 10 X 7 (2 min 9 sec)

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Posted by Espo 7 | Nov 20, 2019 @ 09:18 AM | 653 Views
Hi, I'm looking to sell my Fatshark HDO. I have used maybe 5 times. They are like new. I've been using Dominator 3s because I like better than Hdo. I'm looking for $300.00. I want to buy Orqa or Hdo 2 but do not want to spend another 500 on Fatshark.
Posted by Wendyyyy | Nov 20, 2019 @ 06:33 AM | 695 Views
So many awesome products in HGLRC giveaway!

Join "HGLRC Official Group" on FB and find giveaway post to participate. 6 winners will be selected. Good luck!

From HGLRC webshop:
Top prize: Sector132 4K PNP x1
From post comment:
First prize: parrot132 PNP x1
Second price: FD435-VTX x1
Third prize: Sector132 frame kit x1
From LIVE video comment:
Special gift: hglrc cap x2

How to participate?
��[1 winner] will come from HGLRC webshop customers. The one who has cost most on by Nov. 25, 2019 since our store opened , will win our TOP prize!
��[3 winners] will come from comments of this post randomly! To join the comment giveaway, you and your friends just need to 【comment and tell us your favorite product of HGLRC and attach a picture of it】.
��[2 winners] will come from comments of LIVE video! The two people who interact with us the most in the LIVE video will be chosen.

��Winners will be announced in HGLRC Official Group live video on Nov.26 10am (GMT+8).
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Nov 20, 2019 @ 06:03 AM | 984 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Hors normes mais efficace ! Je test enfin ce nouvel engin de chez Eachine, le LAL5. Une configuration électronique très complète, des moteurs impressionnants, un châssis résistant bien conçu et quelques accessoires améliorés (sangles, prise, TPU) , font que cet appareil sera parfait pour débuter en 5" ou pour les pilotes avertis. Déjà équipé d'une bonne caméra HD et d'une excellente caméra FPV, il vous permettra de rapporter de belles et impressionnantes images de vos sorties sans avoir à ajouter une grosse caméra HD. Pour faire court, après quelques petites vérifs et serrages, j'ai adoré le comportement de cet engin et le rendu des images. Je validerais déjà à 200€ mais je valide encore plus à 175€ avec le coupon remise ... Bon vol à Tous !

Eachine LAL5 - Review Test Démo - Un monstre bien équipé !!! (44 min 39 sec)

NOTATAZ : 18/20 Bien joué Eachine !

Niveau : Amateurs et Confirmés
Les + : Design original, Puissant, résistant, Bonne config, Réglage d'origine ok, Options Bluetooth, très Bon rapport qualité/prix (175€ avec coupon) .
Les - : Pas d'absorbeurs de vibration (Carte de vol) , Antenne VTX moyenne mais correcte .

- Si Vous voulez aider la chaîne avec un don (tous les dons servent à alimenter les vidéos en produits ou matériel ):

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- Eachine LAL5 (...Continue Reading
Posted by LeonBlack | Nov 20, 2019 @ 03:39 AM | 633 Views
Most people often use the CNC wood routers to cut wood or acrylic. But CNC routers also can cut aluminum. Here are 3 tips to help you.

aluminum bits

1. Use Carbide router bits
Carbide-coated cutters can handle the high RPMs that you need for routing aluminum. Even HSS won’t be able to handle the job. Don’t forget to tell you feed and speed calculator that your bit is carbide-coated; it will give you more RPMs.

cnc Aluminum cutting

2. Feed and Speed Rates
Cutting Aluminum is different with wood cutting. This is why you need to calculate your feed and speed rates. The best way to do this is to use and online feed rate calculator.

aluminum router bits

3. Use Fewer Flutes
You may be used to using a four-flute cutter for your woodwork, however when you’re cutting aluminum, a three-flute cutter is your maximum. This will prevent overly large chips which can cause your router to jam. The fewer the flutes, the better. If you have 4 or more flutes, chips jam your flutes, and your bit breaks.

From the above, if you want cut Aluminum, a specialized CNC aluminum router bits are your best choice. We can supply router bit made especially for aluminum cutting. Top quality solid carbide, single flute upcut, specially designed for aluminum or aluminum composite panels milling. For more information, welcome to contact us.

RicoCNC is a one stop shop for CNC spares and tools, if any needs, welcome your inquiry.