Posted by pekote | Today @ 10:14 AM | 1 Views
Mini Skywalker with Micro APM, I made this to carry it on vacations with my family.

Interesting thing, I didn't glued it... it is just wrapped with fiber glass tape. Since all electronics inside are quite complex, just in case something arise, I let the possibility to open the plane whenever I want.

Mini Skywalker 840mm wing span
4 x HXT500 servos
Micro HKPilot (FC + GPS + OSD + 915Mhz Telemetry)
FRSKY Taranis
Separated 5V BEC to supply Micro Minim OSD
Mobius Cam Lens B
180Deg Pan Servo TGY-R5180MG
Video TX TS5828L Micro 5.8G 600mW
FatShark Attitude
Homemade CloverLeaf antennas
Lipo 11.1Volt 1500mA/h
Total Weight 502gr

Playas Doradas - Rio Negro - Argentina - FPV - Mini Skywalker over the clouds (3 min 16 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Today @ 09:20 AM | 37 Views
Now it occurred to me about 0.00 hundred hours ...
That the H8 mini has headless mode ( actually I knew that ) , but how to chose between headless mode and normal operation ?
Now the instructions say headless mode ( HM from now on ) is controlled by channel 9 on the Tx ..

So what to do ? , except activate Ch9 and assign a 2 position switch ( Right ! )

So on the 9XR pro ( Screen 5/14 )


So Ch9 is now @ 100% ( active ) and controlled by the switch !ELE ..

With the switch in the normal position , the H8 mini is in HM ...
Pull the switch toward you , and you are in normal mode ..

Tadaaaaa !

I have already done a test flight @ 0.30 am , and it works ..

Time for bed !
Posted by Len.carbonfiber | Today @ 09:07 AM | 49 Views
KX carbon fiber factory,How to make an order?
Posted by Len.carbonfiber | Today @ 08:25 AM | 92 Views
The Carbon frames here
Posted by Tarmakin | Today @ 08:24 AM | 86 Views
Check us out attempting to go through gates with our FPV wings. Some went well others not so much

FPV Wing Racing - Training and Crashing - Area 52 (6 min 3 sec)

Posted by vettster | Today @ 08:10 AM | 130 Views
Well its about time! Finally Transport Canada (TC) has stepped up to the plate and recognized that there are far more BAD FPV pilots than there are good. No longer will they be permitted to do what ever, when ever, Where ever with no fear of repercussions. My experience with FPV pilots has been a negative one as they all tend to think that "they themselves" are the only ones that matter. They could care less about the future of the hobby so long as they get to play here and now no matter how dangerous or damaging to other people.

MAAC has requested that Sanctioned MAAC clubs open our doors and take on these Rough pilots. After speaking with at least 4 other clubs in our area.. we have all concluded that just the opposite will happen and our doors will be shut. The devil is not welcome here.

You have a drone and think you can do what you want?
Well guess what!? NO MORE!

Transport Canada Regulations Limit Model Aviation Activities

MAAC Members and Clubs See Exemptions

Transport Canada’s announcement of interim regulations for drone use will impact model aviation enthusiasts across the country that are flying any model aircraft between 250g and 35kg. The regulations place restrictions on how high model aircraft can be flown, and minimum distances from people and buildings when flying that will severely limit how and where people can enjoy the hobby. The announcement states that not only must recreational users put their contact information...Continue Reading
Posted by sabreh24 | Today @ 02:30 AM | 228 Views
starting work on D-fasts Saab Viggen with 50mm edf now i want to build both an A-7 Corsair II and A-4 Skyhawk both in the same manner as the Viggen with 1" segments
in time maybe a Mig-27, CAC Avon Sabre, dassault Etendard/ Super Etendard or Dassault MirageIIIO
pete b
Posted by kriswithak57 | Today @ 02:10 AM | 225 Views
Otherwise known as introduction. Hello to all my fellow RC participants, I'm getting ready to tell my little story and go from there. Stay tuned. I would start now but it is 4:10 AM. Might not be as coherent as I would hope.
Posted by Tahoed | Yesterday @ 10:32 PM | 303 Views
PW-51 cores,1 .75 oz. cloth with 1/32 balsa over, lost foam fuse, live hinged. Fuse slides over wing so no need for a hatch.... Covered with Ultracote I had laying around. Built for frontside and medium DS. Probably around 15-16 oz. balanced. (I'll find out tomorrow)
Posted by CDaivs | Yesterday @ 09:54 PM | 508 Views
I briefly played with an E-Flite CX2 back in '07-'08. A few times off and on since then, but it's a shelf queen now. Christmas 2014 I got myself a DX8 and a Nano CPX. After 2 months of 4 to 8 flights a day, I was able to hover and move it around a little for 4 minutes without crashing. I quickly added a MSr and MSrX to my collection. Found those much easier to fly around the house, but not much fun outside. Blade Nano QX and 180QX joined the fleet and still occasionally get in the air. April 3rd of '15 I made the switch to fixed wing flight. The E-Flite S15 Apprentice was my first plane. I'd already joined the Midwest Air Wing RC Club. One of the senior club members took the maiden flight with my plane and made sure it was trimmed and ready to fly. Nobody had a trainer cord handy, so my first fixed wing flight was solo. Been hooked on flying since! The Apprentice was a great plane for me to start with. Super easy to learn to fly and I quickly got comfortable flying it in Mode 3 unlocked. It survived some less than perfect landings and a lot of time in the air. When I changed it to a 4s setup and started trying to get aerobatic with it, well it didn't hold up to well to that sort of stuff, but it wasn't made for that. My first warbird came along after I'd been flying for a month. The Park Zone F4U Corsair. Fun little plane, love that droop wing bird. It taught me about the evil that cheep plastic clevices are when the elevator gave up and made a lawn dart out of my plane. My...Continue Reading
Posted by StayQuiet | Yesterday @ 09:28 PM | 573 Views
CAD work on the RCM Advanced Trainer (RAT?) completed, and a laser cut short kit arrived at my doorstep today. All the parts are of excellent quality, and the balsa is high quality as well.

I had to order additional stock to complete the build. Spars, some sheet balsa, aileron stock, etc. Everything showed up - except I had ordered two sections of aileron stock, and only one was shipped. So now, I have to ask them to ship out one piece. Not having a LHS nearby (the only one I've been able to find is over an hour away, in a different state) is really getting to me. When I ordered the hardware (linkages, landing gear, etc) I forgot to order hinges. So, now I have to order those - and pay for shipping - and wait for them to arrive as well.

Oh, well. It gives me some time to have a full size set of plans printed up, instead of trying to use tiled pages (which I detest!) I'm certain that during the build, I'll find some little widget, or that odd blind nut that I don't have enough of, and end up running up to the hobby shop anyway. That is, after I call ahead to make sure they are open. They have a habit of just taking a day off to go fishing (and I'm serious about that) which makes a 2 1/2 hour drive a complete waste of time and fuel. Lesson learned, so now I call to make sure the fish aren't biting.
Posted by NinjaFlashX | Yesterday @ 09:17 PM | 576 Views
So I've decided to add a Vector flight controller and switch from 5.8 GHz to 1.3 GHz video on my Crash Test Hobby Gladiator wing.

The last of my parts showed up today, so now I can tear into my Gladiator and start replacing parts!

I've never flown a fixed wing with a flight controller before. It feels quite a bit more daunting to me for some reason. I've flown a few multi-rotors with flight controllers that would be comparable to the Vector, so there is that, but again, feels different with a fixed wing.


Anyways, doing a TON of research on the Vector to make sure I don't screw this up. Thinking I'll have to read the manual about ten times to absorb everything! LOL!

Pictured parts:
  • VAS 1.3 GHz Pepperbox
  • Eagle Tree Vector flight controller
  • Airspeed sensor to Vector
  • VAS 1.3 GHz Cloverleaf antenna
  • 1.3 GHz 400 mW VTx
  • Eagle Tree Eagle Eyes FPV groundstation
  • RMRC 1.3 GHz VRx
  • FrSky Taranis Plus

Posted by BlaineZ | Yesterday @ 07:13 PM | 634 Views
Just tried out my new Graupner V Venture Electric.

It's very light, flying it with the recommended 2s battery, Glacier 2200 mah from Buddy RC. The plane performs well with the recommended battery and no nose or tail weight is required,,, comes out balanced using a standard sized receiver. I did have to do a little carving of the foam in the cabin to fit the receiver, a plane finding beeper (we fly near some thick brush areas) and the big battery. The flight time is 17 minutes approximately to get the battery back down to 7.4 volts. We were flying in a bit of oncoming storm wind today, and although it's light, it is manageable in 5 to 10 mph wind no problems. Compared to my Skysurfer V1, I like the fact that it rolls nicely, and also that the Graupner 7.4v 260z brushless motor is very quiet compared to the cheaper motor on the Skysurfer. My Venture was on sale for 149$ including the ARF plane with servos and ESC. Be sure to read instructions about wing joining,,, you need to compress the male part of the jig saw pattern that is pressed together to join the wings. If you don't press the male part on its edges to make it temporarily smaller, it will be impossible to join the wings by pressing them together. I would definitely recommend this model for int / advanced flyers who want a good looking fun electric foamy to fly around. It's not a "Hotliner" but it has plenty of pickup to quickly gain altitude as needed. Here's a little video of me and my buddy flying them today.

Vip Venture March 25, 2017 (1 min 0 sec)

Posted by yosemitez | Yesterday @ 04:55 PM | 737 Views
testing some settings on the betaflight notch filter as i have been having some bad twitches

image 1 is default filters
image 2 is BF Explorer analyser on the yaw gyro, noise is around 109hz
image 3 is notch filters i ma trying
image 4 is BF Explorer analyser on the yaw gyro with new filter
weems like twitches are gone b ut need more testing
Posted by Overrun | Yesterday @ 01:16 PM | 831 Views
Hello I’m new in the forum and I have following problem/question:
My friend and I like to build up a plain in a Tri-copter configuration with with the 2 front EDF motors to tilt for FFF and one in the rear.
On the test bed everything works fine, except that the rear motor turns off by P1.n (SFF) instead at around 70% of travel.
What is the best/easiest solution to program a curve for this?
Thank’s for your help and best regards