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Posted by farquward | Today @ 01:53 PM | 27 Views
As most wives, mine likes to keep her babbles nice and shiny. She uses a commercially available home cleaning tub in between professional cleaning. So as the last tub had become used up, she asked if I wanted it. As it turns out, replacing the solvent with rubbing alcohol and setting screws and what not in the basket is a proven winner. Let them soak for a bit, set the basket on some sort of support (I bent a piece of solid # 12 AWG wire) to drip dry, wipe off remaining solvent and it's ready for loctite.
Posted by John1925 | Today @ 01:35 PM | 27 Views
Rusty AF (5 min 5 sec)

Posted by Shoveopoly | Today @ 01:13 PM | 49 Views
Madien was going well until motor 4 quit working. Back to the bench with this one. Time to get the Fluke out.
Posted by DuPageJoe | Today @ 01:05 PM | 61 Views
I flew yesterday at a contest held by the Flying Aces Club's Calumet Escadrille in Dyer, Indiana, at the Village's new Central Park complex. So far so good as a flying site. Not much obstruction, except for some soccer goals, and mown grass surface with only a few young trees. Plans for a pool and an athletic center building in the middle of the site might change that. Weather was hot, low 90's F, and the sun was strong with little wind. I flew my Anna Jr. again with a longest flight of 67 seconds after putting in 950 turns into the same motor I used at Muncie. Climb out from ROG was near vertical to a good altitude, helped by a light south wind. A soccer club showed up and planted their game in the middle of the field, but no problem, my Anna Jr. just flew up and over the game. The picture shows a Escadrille member's Embryo clawing for the sky in the same great air.

I also flew my No Cal TurboStallion from the Volare short kit. Some details of the build are on the Post Your Pictures Topic of the Free Flight Forum.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=2707

The Turbo Stallion was well balanced, with a good turn but not much climb. I used a single loop of 3/32 rubber and got 29 seconds for the longest flight, with lots of turns left at touchdown,
Posted by Choppahman8 | Today @ 12:55 PM | 72 Views
Checking CG location on 3 different models. The CS - (straight leading edge). The original C-1 and the C-6. The "44" under the wing of the C-6 means the fuselage is 44cm like the original C-1. Some of the other C-1s were built with 40cm fuselages. 
Posted by unrauv | Today @ 11:56 AM | 100 Views
I am updating the plans to take this motor:

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/propdriv...ner-motor.html

I have extended the left and right fuselages 4 mm to take the new motors. I have also extent the gear mounts 5 mm to get them further ahead of the CG. (Tail dragger configuration)

I think it will scream with two of these and a 4 cell 1850 mah.

Plans are updated on website.
Posted by Superqooq | Today @ 11:43 AM | 112 Views
Hi. I am new in this hobby. I have done all what is needed. My motors working when i turn up the master mode all the motors work. But when i try with my flysky i6 transmitter(binded correctly) it doesnt at all. No responding. What should i do?

Naze32 rev6
Receiver is on (light on)

Please help
Posted by CarManPhoto | Today @ 11:17 AM | 130 Views
Today setup:
F450 frame
Turnigy Multistar MT2213-935KV
1045 props
ESC 20

DEVO-M flight controller APM 3.2.1
APM Power Module

Turnigy 6x FHSS transmitter
Turnigy FHSS XR7000 reciever

FPV: Eachine RC832 + Eachine ET200

still learning to fly
Posted by Choppahman8 | Today @ 09:28 AM | 164 Views
Wiring of motors done. Waiting on FC board to arrive. After the motors are connected to the board, then I wire the lights. Battery is there for preliminary CG testing. The CG can be adjusted by the placement of the battery. This affects horizontal speed and aerobatic sensitivity.
Posted by Choppahman8 | Today @ 09:08 AM | 189 Views
Back in the hangars for repairs after successful-yes, successful testing of aerobatic modification. We can now do programmed barrel rolls and loops.
Posted by Ayushmnaik | Yesterday @ 10:55 PM | 454 Views
Previously I had emax mt1806 motors but they they didn't work that well. So i bought these new motors..
Specs of the motor......2200kv..... BLDC MOTOR(I have fixed all the props right CW/ CCW)
I am using cc3d borad, flysky fs-i6 transmitter, So when i calibrated and programmed and was ready to fly. [BUT] This happened, it doesn't fly....I think it is not getting enough thrust or something even the thrust is at maximum. Is there anything wrong with my setup.
Check this video for video demonstration
Quadcopter|qav|250 Not Getting Enough Thrust.... (0 min 23 sec)

Posted by Absaroka | Yesterday @ 09:11 PM | 504 Views
Been flying my semi-bush/ sport plane Valiant last couple of days. Here's a short vid--cut out most of the " speck in the sky " footage.
Valiant 9 23 (2 min 20 sec)

Posted by Shoveopoly | Yesterday @ 09:07 PM | 514 Views
Here is my finished Robocat. Omnibus F4 Pro, Foxeer 16:9 camera, Gartt QE2205 motors, DALPROP T5040 V2, and a 1550mah battery. Finished all the set up, and will maiden tomorrow.
Posted by gquiring | Yesterday @ 07:52 PM | 526 Views
The cotton makes a great background for some nice photography. Grafas Maxi and Prelude both from Top Model.
Posted by MikeRx | Yesterday @ 07:16 PM | 557 Views
Going well on 7s, but 6s with larger prop is the sweet spot, being lighter with the same thrust.
All prototypes are flying well in the lingering summer heat.
New batteries and more powerful designs coming in time for cool fall air.
Working to get 8s perfected.
Here is prop failure and motor shed after a couple short bursts...
8s test with blade failure (1 min 49 sec)

Posted by Patton_Racing | Yesterday @ 07:16 PM | 549 Views
I went to the swap meet today with hopes of finding a few cheap parts or a roller. I was looking at a box full of parts, tires, chassis, several motors, esc's, servos, an old school Bandit (missing only the body), and an unknown Lost chassis. The guy told me to take the entire box for $20. Sweet.

I will likely use the Bandit as my beach basher, because there's a set of paddles for it in the box. It came with a Novak Duster and it works great.
So far I have 8 vintage working motors out of the bunch, and a few that are not even complete. I spent the entire day testing electronics and finding parts to complete the projects.
Posted by SteelRainSpo | Yesterday @ 07:10 PM | 586 Views
Flip32 AIO Vedrfilnor Blheli32 Flight Controller Review (10 min 43 sec)


AIO F4 BLHELI32 FLIGHT CONTROLLER!!!!
Check out my video review on the new AIO F4 Vedrfolnir with built in 32 bit blheli32 esc's. I discuss some of the boards technical aspects and features, along with some of it's short comings and how to flash it with the proper Betaflight firmware to remedy the blheli32 compatibility situation.

Thanks for watching and please subscribe, like, share and comment if you enjoyed the review and would like to see more upcoming fpv related video's
Posted by Bunnyshooter223 | Yesterday @ 06:12 PM | 594 Views
I got a new idea for a 3D airplane design: 'rotor' placed in right or left wing. Or both...

So when hovering, can use rotor in favor of, or in addition to, Aileron control.
Kind of like a helicopter.

This should aid in controlling torque roll. I call it: ROFLcopter

I will post a crappy pic soon
Edit: Pic uploaded
Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 03:32 PM | 691 Views
This is the Floureon Lipo Battery Test for the 1/14 Scale Eachine RatingKing F14 Buggy 4x4 RTR FPV Buggy.

In this video I provide a quick intro on the battery, drive it around, and show you what it looks like to drive this buggy from the FPV perspective and line of sight. Of course, I tie it up at the end, not as well as I should have though. I forgot to mention that the battery I used in this test wasn't fully charged. I used the uncharged battery, but you still get to see it perform well!

Floureon Lipo Battery Test With The 1/14 Scale Eachine RatingKing F14 4x4 RTR 5.8G FPV Buggy (3 min 20 sec)

Battery Review Notes:

Pros:
- The battery after countless tests is a much better performer than the original stock battery.
- Its high C rating is noticeable when you really punch the throttle
- The battery wire is slightly shorter than the stock battery and is heavier gauge. The stock battery is 14AWG and the Floureon battery is 12AWG.

Cons:
- Its dimensions do not conform perfectly to the battery bay, but it is still small enough to fit and secure it in place.