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Posted by decreale | Today @ 05:01 PM | 31 Views
Does anyone know a place to purchase laminate for a foam wing. Can you use any laminate
Thank you
Posted by winchdoc | Today @ 02:15 PM | 151 Views
This Friday I finished round 3 of 6 chemotherapy sessions for my Waldenstrom's.
So far the only side affects have been a little jittery and some dizziness, but the dizzy could be from
an anti-nausea med, too.
My blood test values continue to drift back towards the normal range.
The next 5 days are usually when the side affects show up.
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Today @ 12:34 PM | 186 Views
A few pics from the field

Top Flite P-47 and JHH F-86
Posted by MaydayOne | Today @ 12:01 PM | 198 Views
Tests in the garden won't work well because it works by GPS coordonates and i'd need to move at least 50m away to get a position update, so, in order to test my new antenna tracker from Arkbird, I decided to still use my regular relay station for video stream and put a mobius on the tracker (I could that way visualize if the calibration is right so far and test the thingy)



Here are the results :

Technologie Positronique lol (2 min 19 sec)

Posted by Float Onair | Today @ 09:38 AM | 747 Views
(Deutsch siehe unten)
My first plane was a "Relax" marketed by a company called "Hype" (no kidding). The same model is available in America where it is called "Calypso". I didn't really like it much, but it was good enough for a complete beginner. The next one was a Multiplex Solius, a nice design. The model in my simulator, a Multiplex Cularis, was more of an inspiration when I decided my third should be completely my own work.
I started the design of the plane in the film ("My Plane - Mein Flieger" on YouTube) by drawing what I reckon a powered glider should look like. I don't know the first thing about aerodynamics and don't have any 3D cad software, I just drew what I thought looked good. The only thing I copied from an original was the airfoil, taking a guess at what would be appropriate. No way I'd be able to guess the best value for angle of attack, so I used a slab taiplane so I could sort it out in flight.
I made up most of the details as I went along. It seemed to be evolving very nose heavy, so I moved 2 servos into the tail. I made the hinges from sheet metal cut from a biscuit tin soldered to brass tubing I had lying around in the cellar. The carbon fibre rods came from a kite I crashed decades ago and the motor, esc and a couple of servos were salvaged from the remains of my first plane.
The fuselage was made of newspaper and wallpaper paste strengthened with bandaging gauze. Seemed like a good idea at the time, nice...Continue Reading
Posted by craytech | Today @ 08:45 AM | 752 Views
TurboWing Cyclops 3 (2 min 35 sec)


TurboWing Cyclops 3
http://amzn.to/2yGmqgN

Hello everyone welcome back!


Todays videos has me really excited! I have been on a quest to get better quality footage out of my tiny whoop for some time. Well after much trial and error. I have found the perfect camera. The TurboWing Cyclops 3. This camera is awesome!!

Here are the specs

FPV DVR Camera:
output voltage : 4.2V
Sensor size : 1/3 " CMOS
Camera Resolution :700TVL
Lens :M7 Lens
Angle : H:120 / V:100
Operating Temperature : -10 ~+60
Input format : NTSC
Audio : In addition it comes with a built in microphone
MicroSD : Max 32G
record : 720P HD
Record Status : Working LED : 1 Red LED on
Press the video button to start recording. You will see a red flashing led "00:00:00" on the screen that changes from white to red. Red indicates that the camera is recording. Voltage
Battery : 5-16v(1s-4S lipo Battery)

I used the WolfWhoop TX1 TX. The TurboWing Cyclops 3 can be purchased by its self or with a power adjustable 25mw-200mw TX.

Pick up the Wolfwhoop TX1
http://amzn.to/2gYo5GW


Pick up the TurboWing Cyclops 3

http://amzn.to/2yGmqgN

The feild of view if a little narrow for me so it took some getting used to. I will soon be changing out the lense.

I hope you enjoyed this video.

Feel free to leave me a comment

Like & Subscribe

Thank you for watching!

Fly Safe & Fly Often
Posted by Antic bipe | Today @ 08:38 AM | 754 Views
Hi All, these pictures are from 1995. The Diabolo is from an original pilot wood kit. The cowl and spats I molded from glass fibre because the original parts were made from ABS. The wing spars and vertical Web were reinforced with UD carbon. I also strengthened the plywood engine mounting. Engine was a 3W60 and was fitted with a smoke system. I flew this aircraft for about 10 years till a radio/ failsafe condition destroyed it. The Diabolo was a great flying aircraft.
The other picture is of my old Safir Plus pattern aircraft. The Plus was because I lengthened the fuselage. The Safir was powered by a Hanno special with an OS pipe. Propellors used were APC 12 X 12 and 12 X 11.

That is Table Mountain in the background.

Charlie Blakemore
Posted by mlilasic | Today @ 08:13 AM | 785 Views
Review of MJX BUGS 2 - B2W - WiFi FPV Brushless With 1080P Full HD Camera GPS RC Drone Quadcopter RTF & DVR footage

25% Off Coupon Code: 920847 special for MJX B2W

My Bugs 2W just came, looks awesome:



but more important it flies great. Maiden test flight (more test flights to come):
MJX B2 B2W Bugs 2 - GPS WIFI FPV RTF 1080P FullHD camera drone from MJX R/C Technic (4 min 3 sec)







Description:
Brand Name: MJX
Item NO.: B2W
Item Name: MJX B2W WiFi FPV RC quadcopter
Frequency: 2.4G
Channel: 4CH
Quadcopter Size:410*410*80mm
Battery: 7.4V 1800mAh - often lipos in kit don't come properly charged to storage voltage, but int this kit, MJX took effort to charge them to perfect storage voltage of 3.8V/cell, check the pisc
Camera:1080P .
FPV:720P
Motor: Brushless motor
Flight distance:800-1000m
FPV distance: 400-500m
Flight time: around 15-18 minutes
Charging time: around 300 minutes
Transmitter:GR304
Transmitter Battery: 4*AA 1.5V(Not included)
Color: Black,Red

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Posted by fastmax | Today @ 08:10 AM | 821 Views
AWESOME ASUAV have been releasing some quite, well, awesome quadcopters over the past couple years. The AWESOME Q95 which I reviewed earlier this year was an excellent flying brushless micro. Let's see if the AWESOME F100 follows suit.

This little quad is equipped with an Omnibus F3 flight controller with integrated OSD, A 4 in 1 BLHeli-S 10A ESC running DShot600, and 7500kv 1103 motors spinning 2035 four blade props. For the FPV we get a 600TVL camera, and 48 channel 25mw VTX.

The package includes the quad, as either a Frsky BNF, or as a PNP version ready for the receiver of your choice. They also give you a a 500mah 2s 7.4v battery, two sets of props, a set of prop guards, and a couple extra bands for securing the battery. All in all it is a very complete package for those that already have a radio, and a charger.

The quad itself looks great, and has a very high quality feel to it. If you like purple, you will really like the frame, motors, and props. Kelly loves it. Personally, I'm ok with plain old black, but I'm sure there are plenty of folks out there that will dig the purple color scheme.

I managed to get my F100 set up in Betaflight yesterday, and will be getting it in the air this morning, so stay tuned for flight video, and more info. For now here are some pics.

Here's some flight video. Much like the Q95 this little F100 is a very smooth, and quiet flying quad.

ASUAV AWESOME F100 Brushless Micro FPV Racer First Flight (3 min 20 sec)
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Posted by nickburns | Yesterday @ 11:59 PM | 974 Views
The EV800 Pro box goggles checks many of the feature boxes. This form and function comes in more than one brand. The goggles are comfortable and the end load of the weight distribution doesn't add discofort. The screen is large and immersive and clear...even for me, a glasses wearer (my prescription is very light). The main feature is tested in the video below...reception!
EV800Pro - RedPawz (19 min 17 sec)

EV800Pro http://bit.ly/2hQGS6t
Coupon: EV800PRO
Posted by wnsrud11 | Yesterday @ 09:45 PM | 769 Views
What is the problem? Please fix it .
See my video.

fix please! (0 min 36 sec)

Posted by ilayrug | Yesterday @ 08:30 PM | 1,154 Views
An ARF I picked up here a couple weeks ago, thanks Oilfly!

Went a little overkill with electronics but only added a few ounces of weight from the recommended setup. All standard size HV servos rather than 2 minis and 2 standard, and swings a 2" larger prop.

Savox 2274 brushless HV on ailerons and rudder
Savox 1254 coreless HV low profile on elevator
Motrolfly DM-4330 400kv
Castle 120HV and BEC pro
Falcon CF 19x8e
6s 5000mah
AUW=8lbs 3ozs
Posted by antdawg | Yesterday @ 08:00 PM | 1,152 Views
I just got my X-nova 890 kv motor. Should I upgrade my motor pulley, rotor pulley from 19t to 21t pulleys, or just run the 19t pulleys that came with kit. Can someone please help!.....Mahalo!...Continue Reading
Posted by vwbsean | Yesterday @ 04:54 PM | 1,214 Views
Great Plains .4 cowling together
Posted by Bob Gaito | Yesterday @ 03:30 PM | 1,250 Views
It seems that the boat donated to the West Sayville Maritime Museum this year for the annual boat burning will be the "Wave Maker" a 1964 38 ft Chris Craft sea skiff. I don't know what model Chris, might be a Corinthian...more possibly a Seahawk.
Posted by Deserteagle | Yesterday @ 03:09 PM | 1,342 Views


I decided to do another build based on the Atom V2 frame after seeing that the F4 Zeus became available from HGLRC. The first edition of the "Poor man's Atom V2" took a pretty hard crash into a water tank and unfortunately the OSD chip on the HGLRC F3 V4 FC gave out, Even though I felt bad about taking out the FC, I got hundreds of flights and crashes out of that board. I was actually surprised that after ripping the antenna off of the board three different times that the board worked for as long as it did.
I like the Atom V2 frame kit because it's extremely durable, protects the electronics, lightweight and looks damn good!



Parts used:


Atom V2 frame kit



HGLRC F4 Zeus Micro AIO 28amp ESCs,FC,PDB,OSD,BEC (Got it from HGLTECH.com direct for review)

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Posted by Ed Waldrep | Yesterday @ 02:32 PM | 1,267 Views
I will soon be offering a short kit of a fiberglass fuselage and foam wing 46" long T-33 that I designed myself, designed for a 90mm fan and retracts. I made the molds and flew the prototype a number of times. Here's a link to the thread about it:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...t-in-the-works

The other airplanes in one of the photos are my designs also, the 43" long F-22 is a twin MF480 design with retracts, a laser cut kit was developed later and may be available soon if there's interest, the F-4 was 90mm powered, 51" long with retracts, no kit yet but a possibility since it like all my airplanes was drawn on the computer with DesignCad.
Posted by vincent123 | Yesterday @ 12:06 PM | 1,332 Views
This is how I would be cutting the planks with the router.
2mm planks, of at the thickest 9.5mm width.