Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 07:02 AM | 191 Views

Yak54 Aerobat EPP 800mm Wingspan 3D Plane - Flights 3 & 4 - It's a Keeper ;-)

Yak54 Aerobat 800mm Wingspan Kit

Banggood GCRC

Here is a link to the Video:

I can't stop flying this Plane!
This is going to be an excellent 3D Trainer for me and it's a blast just doing these Slow, Graceful, Maneuvers with this Plane.
It's definitely worth the time to build.

Here is a link to the Playlist which also has the Assembly videos:

RC Tip #24 - Servo Setup & Centering - Get that Servo perfectly Centered

This Yak54 Aerobat Kit is Courtesy of Banggood.
I want to thank Banggood for sending this Kit for Review.

Here are link to the Components I used in this Kit 3D Plane:

Yak54 3D Aerobat 800mm Wingspan Kit

Servos - 6PCS Racerstar SG90 9g Micro Plastic Gear Analog Servo (I used some old EXI 9g Servos I had on hand)

Motor - RacerStar BR2208 1400kv 2S-4S

ESC - Htirc Hornet Series 12A 2-4S Brushless ESC With 5V/2A BEC For RC Models

Control Horns - 10X Rudder Servo Rob Angle Set With 1mm Chuck Screw For...Continue Reading
Posted by Rowhider | Today @ 06:04 AM | 850 Views
Run of yesterday with my Top-Force evo in my little garden track


Posted by | Yesterday @ 06:21 PM | 6,992 Views
Hi Guys

I've written a step by step setup guide for the WL toys 144001 that has come out better than I was hoping:

-Filled the diffs with grease, adjusting the turnbuckles and correcting the amount of fluid in the shocks. This will really improve handling and substatially increase the life of the diffs and shocks. Hope you find this useful


Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 07:34 AM | 9,446 Views

Review Part 4 - Yak54 Aerobat EPP 800mm Wingspan 3D Plane - Tips, MODs, Setup, Conclusion!

Yak54 Aerobat 800mm Wingspan Kit

Banggood GCRC

Here is a link to the Video:

I'm very impressed with this Kit 3D Plane.
It has a lot of power, is graceful in the air, and a lot of fun to fly.
I highly recommend this Yak54 Aerobat EPP 800mm Wingspan 3D Plane.

***I incorrectly stated in the video that the Linkage Setup I have in place offers the most movement but not the best Mechanical Advantage. That is incorrect, the setup I'm using does not offer the most movement or least Mechanical Advantage, it is a compromise between the two.

Here is a link to the Playlist which also has the Assembly videos:

RC Tip #24 - Servo Setup & Centering - Get that Servo perfectly Centered

This Yak54 Aerobat Kit is Courtesy of Banggood.
I want to thank Banggood for sending this Kit for Review.

Here are link to the Components I used in this Kit 3D Plane:

Yak54 3D Aerobat 800mm Wingspan Kit

Servos - 6PCS Racerstar SG90 9g Micro Plastic Gear Analog Servo (I used some old EXI 9g Servos I had on hand)

Motor - RacerStar BR2208 1400kv...Continue Reading
Posted by phil alvirez | Yesterday @ 06:23 AM | 9,608 Views
see parts 1 and 2 at my blog
also there was control-line: you fly the plane attached to 2 thin cables that are connected to a handle, like a pistol grip. you aim higher, the plane climbs. aim lower, it dives. turn and turn. and you had to overcome dizziness.
once you did, then try loops. wing overs. fly inverted (signals are reversed). then more stunts.
there was a competition pattern, where you had a sequence of maneuvers.
there was also combat, where 2 planes flew at same time. there was a streamer attached to the tail, and you aimed to cut it. the closer the more points you got.
and there was speed too.
we had lots of fun.
here, we could control the airplane.
a new experience.
Posted by AdAstraPerAspera | Yesterday @ 05:08 AM | 9,950 Views
Thank you to everyone who will respond now .How can I software configuration asymmetric aircraft like NASA AD-1. System info : Pixhawk 2.4.6 and one electric motor. I use ardupilot, Mission planner . One more question can you make sugesstion for flight control software.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 04:51 AM | 10,085 Views
Yep Les Amis,
La famille Tinyhawk s'agrandit ! Voici donc le nouveau Tinyhawk II Freestyle de chez EMAX . LES ÉVOLUTIONS :
- la Runcam Nano 2 apporte une toute nouvelle clarté aux images et facilite donc le pilotage.
- Nouveau VTX amélioré avec une transmission de 25 /100 /200 mw pour une meilleure portée .
- Nouveau design de châssis pour une inclinaison de la caméra entièrement réglable par deux vis .
- Condensateur protégé
Sinon on retrouvera les moteurs 1103 7000kv associés aux hélices AVAN Rush 2.5 pouces qui donnent une bonne petite pêche à notre engin tout en gardant une très bonne autonomie de 4 à 7mn ! Le Tinyhawk II Freestyle vient donc compléter avec classe la gamme de produits Tinyhawk et fera certainement des heureux encore une fois. L' ESSAYER c'est l'ADOPTER !!!
... Bon Film à Tous et Merci de votre soutien .

EMAX Tinyhawk II Freestyle - Review Test Démo - Belle évolution ! (32 min 25 sec)

NOTATAZ : 18.5/20 BRAVO pour l'évolution ...

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Résistant, Qualité d'image, Portée vidéo, Bons réglages d'origine, Facile à piloter, Autonomie ...
Les - : Récepteur SPI , VTX et moteurs propriétaires EMAX ( mais est-ce vraiment un défaut ? )

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :
- EMAX Tinyhawk II Freestyle ( Coupon bGhOnEy10 ):
- Batteries URUAV 450mAh X5 :
-...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 04:50 AM | 10,108 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Cinewhoop Freestyle... C'est possible ! Pour mon grand retour au GAMELLODROME, je teste aujourd'hui le SECTOR132 de HGLRC. Une bonne machine, bien équipée et bien réglée à la sortie de la boite. Ce petit 3 pouces vous permettra de vous initier à deux pilotages différents, le Cinewhoop et le freestyle donc chacun y trouvera son compte . Par contre, je relève un petit défaut de conception au niveau de la frame un peu fine et flexible et surtout au niveau des bras. Le reste est bien conçu et l'engin est très agréable à piloter. En bref, un bon petit appareil pour de la cinématique et en indoor mais un peu faiblard pour du freestyle un peu risqué ... Bon Film à Tous et Merci de votre soutien .

HGLRC SECTOR 132 4K - Review Test Démo and Crash - Petit vol en bonne compagnie ! (37 min 49 sec)

NOTATAZ : 16.5/20 Arbre, 1... Taz, 0 ! lol

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Réactif, Précis, Très stable, Autonomie correcte, Réglages ok, Images propres, Prix intéressant.
Les - : Fragilité des bras de la frame au niveau des fixations moteur .

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

- HGLRC SECTOR132 ( différents modèles ):
- Lentille ND8 Caddx Tarsier :
- Microscope Digital LCD :
- Lampe loupe Flexible :
- Ventes Flash RC : ...Continue Reading
Posted by aben71 | May 26, 2020 @ 09:22 PM | 11,540 Views
Hey all,

It's been a while since I've posted,got a little rant and or inquiring.
So I purchased some items from banggood over a month ago,during this pandemic I was leery to do so but ebay and amazon stuff I ordered shipped ok,longer than usual but understood.
Banggood has been weird though,items show shipped,tracking numbers don't exist,but they still got paid my over $400 in orders.
I know it's a mess in the world just curious if banggood has cashed out and ran with our money.
Posted by Dynam RC Detrum | May 26, 2020 @ 09:17 PM | 11,530 Views
Z3-FPV is a first person view flight controller applied on RC aircraft. The important data such as real-time altitude, speed, voltage, posture and distance can be shown on screen with the OSD function in Z3-FPV. The PMU(power management module) that supports 2-6S input can provide real-time data collection of battery voltage and current while providing stable power supply to the flight control, providing indispensable key information for FPV voyage. It can be applied on normal wing, fly-wing, and V-tail airplanes.

It supports five flying modes, when it controls the airplane flying after connected with receiver. The RTH mode can allow the aircraft to return to the take-off point safely under any circumstances. Under normal stability-enhancing mode, the stability of flight can be fully improved. Safe mode allows the aircraft to fly at a fixed altitude and directional stability. Aerobatics mode can lock the flight attitude to meet the aerobatic needs of players. Off mode (manual mode) allows the player to control the aircraft completely autonomously. And it can automatically switch back to the self-driving mode when the remote control signal is lost or out of control, allowing the aircraft to return to the take-off point safely.

Z3-FPV uses the original lever mode to enter the horizontal calibration, the triggering method is simple, no need to connect a computer, more convenient and faster


1,OSD Information Display Function: Real-time Monitoring of Flight...Continue Reading
Posted by jmxp69 | May 26, 2020 @ 09:01 PM | 11,530 Views
Got a chance to fly the F2A Buffalo today. It's a little bit of a handful, but good fun, and FAST!
Durafly Brewster F2A Buffalo Maiden Flight [HobbyKing] (17 min 3 sec)

Posted by agarchitect | May 26, 2020 @ 07:23 PM | 11,729 Views
Pike Precision. Factory installed wi g aervos. Hreat flyer.
Posted by newelectro | May 26, 2020 @ 06:43 PM | 11,762 Views
Avanti s
Avanti s (5 min 19 sec)

Posted by NBD9L | May 26, 2020 @ 06:13 PM | 11,790 Views
Looking to get some questions answered on a new bright cat d9L
Posted by newelectro | May 26, 2020 @ 05:55 PM | 11,887 Views
CraZe Wing
CraZe Wing (6 min 46 sec)

Posted by VanMeerV | May 26, 2020 @ 04:29 PM | 11,972 Views
Hi All

New to Group as of May 2020, and to flying . got lots of questions start out here,

Are there any groups in Michigan ? or someone near Oxford Michigan that can help with my questions ?

I just bought a shogun 400 helicopter to start with but having issues charging it, The guy I got the chopper from said it should work but as of right now no. I am sure it is me.

Thanks all in advance for replies
Posted by DutchRC | May 26, 2020 @ 11:20 AM | 12,405 Views
Halloa RC people

soooo recently I started jet another FPV quadcopter build.. In my video on the frame I posted a list of the components and quite a few people asked why I was using KO Tech motors here.. Partly probably because it is a lesser known brand (?)

The Demon Seed Cryo 2208 1900 KV's :

Dealer list:

Well guess what.. here IS why

KO Technologies - Demon Seed Cryo Tech motors - Why I chose these for my build (12 min 9 sec)

Posted by Cyraph X | May 26, 2020 @ 09:34 AM | 12,805 Views
Below are some pictures and a youtube video of my Guillow's Super Cub 95 free-flight balsa plane kit - RC conversion.

I used Horizon Hobby/E-Flite ultra micro parts for the electronics, specifically from the UMX Cessna. The plane includes working ailerons, elevator, rudder, flaps, and even a SAFE mode toggle. The flaps do make a difference, even at this size, and allows for some rather slow flight (seen in the video)! 4 servos are used.

Note: The original flight controller on the UMX Cessna is programmed for dual ailerons. I had to make a USB cable to interface with the Spectrum AS3X programming software, to change that. I changed it to support one servo on the ailerons and one servo on the flaps. I also had to tweak it to get the SAFE Select to work as well.

Final all up flying weight: 81 grams including the battery, which was a 2s 7.4v 200mAh pack.

The battery itself weighs about 13 grams. I know the covering job isn't the prettiest, but this is amazingly light for a 6 channel plane!
As a reference, the E-Flite UMX Cessna 182 is about 130 grams in weight.

6 Channels includes Ailerons, Elevator, Rudder, Throttle, Flaps, and SAFE Selection toggle- perfect to buddy box a friend on!

Youtube video link:
Guillow's Super Cub 24" RC 6CH Conversion [1080p 60fps] (2 min 5 sec)

Posted by old4570 | May 26, 2020 @ 08:42 AM | 12,832 Views
Round two : Using the transmitter that came with the T720 .
A) Flight was much smoother
B) Tx is still rubbish with this model
C) S720 is way too sporty for this Tx to handle

OMP S720 with T720 Tx (7 min 48 sec)

The Dinky Toy transmitter is just not good enough for the S720 . All that dead zone at the centre of the gimbals is just too much . The Tx from the T720 was better than the one bundled with the S720 , but the flight was still complete rubbish . The S720 is just too high performance for such a Trashmitter . I am really hanging out for a 3rd party Rx so I can bind the S720 to the Taranis .

From my personal experience with the S720 , there is no way I would recommend it a a first model or a model for anyone but the experienced . The S720 demands to be BNF or PNP so that a proper hobby grade tx can be used . The garbage tx that the S720 comes with , simply will not give you the flight experience a proper tx will . I am also left wondering about the CG ?

I used a zippy 350 and , is it still a little tail heavy ? or is it just the trashmitter that is so ???? The S720 did hunt up and down and for some reason rolled right all the time . ( Same as the first flight , just not so bad on the 2nd Tx ) The trashmitter simply did not fill me with enough confidence to try out the stunt mode . ( The flight performance in the fully stabilised mode was so terrible ) . The response to gimbals input was so lacking as to be almost laughable .

The first flight , did I give a score of 5 out of 10 , well this 2nd flight simply backs up my first opinion . 5 out of 10 .
Next time I fly the S720 will be on the Taranis ..
Posted by GroundControlRC | May 26, 2020 @ 07:17 AM | 13,101 Views

Review Part 3 - Yak54 Aerobat EPP 800mm Wingspan 3D Plane - Maiden Flight + 1

Yak54 Aerobat 800mm Wingspan Kit

Banggood GCRC

Here is a link to the Video:

I have been wanting to Review a 3D Plane for quite some time.
In the right hands, they are very Aerobatic but also Graceful in the air.
I've never flown a 3D Plane before so they're won't be much in the way of Grace but definitely some Aerobatics ;-)
This Yak54 is an 800mm Wingspan Kit, no Electronics are included.
Mine had everything it should, except for the Motor Mount, which I suspect fell out of the Box.
Yep! This time UPS strikes again!
When I received the box the Carbon Spar and Control Rods were hanging out of a damaged corner of the box so I suspect that is how I'm missing the Motor Mount.
The Build was pretty straight forward.
I didn't like the stock assembly of the Landing Gear so I performed a MOD on that ;-)
I wanted my Aileron Servo and Control Assembly on the Bottom of the Wing instead of the Top so I perfomed a MOD for that.
I also performed a MOD on the Cutouts for the Motor Mount as I wanted more surface area for gluing the Motor Mount.
Everything else assembled as it should.
The Kit included the Carbon Wing Spar, Control Horns, Control Rods, Control Rod Linkage Stops, Control Rod Supports, Velcro, and the Control Surfaces are already Beveled...Continue Reading