Posted by VicT | Today @ 04:51 PM | 21 Views
I got to program a DX6 and maiden a clubmember’s new Somethin Extra. With the Rimfire 46 and 12/6 prop and 5S she goes vertical and rolls fast and symmetrical. Nice big loops and knife edges OK. Power off glide is long and faster than flapped models but is OK if you have the landing space. No aileron to rudder mix is needed. She needed just a little aileron and rudder trim then I set up wireless buddy box training for the owner. After about 5 minutes we ended up with ailerons on 30 percent. He has been used to flying an Eflite Commander with SAFE On. An AR 636 programmed to the Extra 300 3D specs will replace the antenna less AR620 receiver. My 4 ch version works great with RSSI telemetry but I could not get his to work and Horizon Hobby Technical phone support did not work.

The battery holder and prop spinner was not used. When I put the spinner on there was vibration at half power so it was removed. An Aluminum will be searched for. The 5S had 35 percent remaining after 3 flights so I figure it’s good for at least 9 minutes. More buddy box flying for familiarization is planned. Owner is still getting used to electric over glow power. Anyone recommend an under $100 sound system?
Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 12:54 PM | 297 Views
Halloa RC pilots

last year ZOHD released it's Kopilot Lite stabelizer package and by no I actually have Two of them (the ZOHD Dart also came with one).. In this thread I will take you on a tour of my experiences with this setup.. It should be easy to install & use.. We will see!

Link to the set: ZOHD Kopilot Lite stabelizer + GPS

In this series I will be using a ZOHD Nano Talon Evo to test it in, but I could have used most other planes..

First my how-to-install the thing.. as detailed as possible..

ZOHD Airplace Kopilot Lite with GPS - HOW TO INSTALL - Step By Step (34 min 18 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Today @ 12:29 PM | 353 Views
The Grand Cruiser is put together and ready to fly!

Dynam Grand Cruiser v2 RC Plane Build Review (12 min 11 sec)

Posted by montis | Today @ 09:07 AM | 700 Views
Mini review of the RunCam TX100 Nano VTX.

Specifications
Frequency Channel: 5.8G 37CH
Output Power: 25mW / 100mW
Working Current: [email protected] 150~300mA
Voltage: 4.5–5.5V
Video Input Impedance: 75 Ohm
Antenna: U.FL 5.8G 2dB Omni antenna
Weight: 1.5g (with antenna)
PCB Size: 14mm*14mm

RunCam TX100 Nano VTX package contains only the VTX, linear antenna and silicone wires.



The weight of the TX100 is only 0.9g without antenna and wires.



The weight with supplied atenna is 1.5g.

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Posted by xortig | Today @ 08:07 AM | 904 Views
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Posted by Boneswamped | Yesterday @ 07:40 PM | 2,063 Views
Boneswamped
St. Croix Models Long-EZ:

Just picked this kit up from an old friend. Complete, Un-started in original packaging. All the documentation is in the box and all the parts are in pristine condition. I can’t wait to get this gem from 1984 started. Anyone that has one of these kits please leave pics of your build, and any info you have. I will be updating many of the build techniques to today’s standard. The aircraft will be electric as well. More to follow as soon as I get started. 😁
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Yesterday @ 04:53 PM | 2,499 Views
Another afternoon spent working on "piddly stuff" with the Jr. Skylark. The servos were dry-fitted (and may get shuffled around) inside the fuse.

The original Skylark was designed NOT to have an elevator, so one was installed. The nacelles are also shaped and finished. Everything got sanded and I'm done with that stuff!

I'm also down to my last precious tube of Ambroid Airplane Cement! The end of an era!
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 02:22 PM | 2,710 Views
Sneak Peek on my Build Progress of the MinimumRC B-25 Mitchell

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https://www.minimumrc.com/b25-mitchell-p0082.html

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The Build of this Plane has gone very smoothly thus far and I'm making some very good progress.
With a bit of luck, and time, I should have the Airframe completed tonight.

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Posted by Crman441 | Yesterday @ 12:49 PM | 2,884 Views
Looking for a saito fg33 new or used have a gee bee I’d like to put one in let me know!
Posted by BDOG1 | Yesterday @ 11:18 AM | 3,016 Views
I f you have been following my blog/build on the DAW Mustang you might have notice a picture or 2 of something else being worked on .
Yes -a old school DAW 2m 1-26 .
The build has some modifications to the standard build of yesteryear :
First - I have cut the fuse down the middle to add a carbon rod for strength,
I also added a coroplast nose/spine to the front of the plane to protect the battery {I use LiFe batteries and I know that fire concerns are a very real hazard in other parts of the country and else where in the world } the plastic nose makes the servo placement easy and strong and should keep the shape of the nose intact even in the worst crash I could imagine

Second - I made the wing 2 piece along with a removable stab to make transportation/shipping easy { Thank You Jan for the modification Help ! }

Here is a photo dump of my progress :...Continue Reading
Posted by kopterheld | Yesterday @ 09:36 AM | 3,151 Views
FatShark Dominator HDO 2
408,64€ - $455 - 9% Coupon: 2020cNy - https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KmGKeeY4pN
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Fatshark HDO2 with new 1280x960 (4: 3) OLED displays and 46 degrees FOV. The best FPV goggles on the market
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FatShark Dominator HDO 2 TBS Fusion RapidFiRE Module Antennen (7 min 44 sec)




Pic 1 - Fatshark HDO 2 delivered from Banggood

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Posted by old4570 | Jan 21, 2020 @ 06:40 PM | 4,924 Views
The XK A600 = Bag of Fertiliser !

Hmmmm ! Opening the box !

It is light , reasonably made .

BUTT and it's a huge BUTT ( Bigger than that )

The Tx is garbage ,,

Moving the sticks you go from no control surface movement to suddenly all the control surface movement

Oh dear ! I had a real bad feeling going to my CG test area ...

And that bad feeling was confirmed when I crashed the XK A600 over and over again failing to achieve anything near 10 seconds of flight time . Don't get me wrong , the XK A600 flew just fine in a straight line . But when you wanted to turn it just hunted Terrafirma . This is exactly the same issue as I had with the XK A800 with the factory Tx , only the XK A600 is like 10 times worse .

After sufficiently breaking the XK A600 to the point that I was left with no delusions about being able to fly the XK A600 I packed the broken parts into a pocket and headed home . ( Some foam bits were left behind ) ..
Conclusion = PITA ( Pain In The Asp )

Pictured is the XK A600 after repairs ...

Enter the Dragon ! ( Sorry no , just the Jumper T12 )

Jumper T12 and SFHSS ( Futaba Protocol )

Thankfully the bind process is relatively Painless !
The Rx board has a button on its side ..
Just power up the XK A600 and then push the button ( Max )
Now start the bind process in the Tx ( SFHSS ) Multi protocol or Futaba .

Thing to remember is = The XK transmitters send out a bind signal on start up ..
So every time you...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 21, 2020 @ 10:17 AM | 6,371 Views


Test Flight #1 - WLToys F949 Cessna 182 New Nose Gear Strut

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glhR3EJ_qD8

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #BrushlessConversion #Cessna182 #WLToysF949

Well, I tried to bend the Nose Gear Strut forward a bit to allow the plane to come to a stop in this rough terrain and not Nose Over and the Strut snapped in half.
The original Strut was .8mm diameter string steel and I replaced it with .9mm Welding Wire.
I just don't know if it will be stiff enough.
Time to test it out ;-)

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Here are links to all the Components used in the Brushless Conversion:

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2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
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Racerstar Racing Edition BR1306 3100KV 1-2S Brushless Motor - Clockwise Screw Thread
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HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=4085774970

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
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GWS EP Propeller (DD-4025 102x64mm) green (6pcs/set)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/gws-ep-p...asc=8406213277

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
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Posted by Emeralddiaz | Jan 21, 2020 @ 04:55 AM | 7,327 Views
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Posted by fairweatherflyer | Jan 21, 2020 @ 04:37 AM | 7,668 Views
For the time being switching over to here with the Demon build.
For all those who have commented so far on the build, thank you- all your comments have been welcome, No amount of jokes about vices or grandma's tables have been considered in this decision which was independent of that.
Vicky
Posted by Cox PT-19 | Jan 21, 2020 @ 01:24 AM | 7,860 Views
So, the second .020 adapted to it's backplate nicely, putting in a bunch of time on it's stand. Started easy, and settled into a 1/2 hour run after a little needle work.

Now it's time to turn to the Jr. Skylark.
Posted by RoyAceWings | Jan 20, 2020 @ 11:21 PM | 7,947 Views
RC Sailboat Keel Bags by AceWingCarrier

We are making along with our RC Sailboat Rig Bags a RC Sailboat keel bag for the removable keels on some of the RC Sailboats like the Dragon Force and the Kyosho Seawind and many more... We understand you want just as much protection of these components as you want for the rest of your Sailboats. We have designed the Sailboat Keel Bag to hold the Keel and the Rudder for safe transport to and from your sailing site.

For some New to sailing you might ask what a keel is:
The keel is basically a flat blade sticking down into the water from a sailboat's bottom. It has two functions: it prevents the boat from being blown sideways by the wind, and it holds the ballast that keeps the boat right-side up. The ballast is usually lead. There are different shaped keels, some are stationary fixed in one position and some work off of hydraulics or cables to bring the keel up and down allowing you to go into shallower waters… A pretty neat feature if you want to beach a boat or your just sailing through very shallow reefs.

The following is an Example of the Sailboat Keel Bag, along with the position of a keel on the bottom of a Sailboat and the Keel separated from the boat to be put into the Sailboat Keel Carrier. This will be listed with the RC Sailboat Rig Bags
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Posted by Cox PT-19 | Jan 20, 2020 @ 08:34 PM | 8,268 Views
After several false recoveries, it appears that I AM actually doing better...health-wise...so-much-so that I cranked up the heat out in the shop for a break-in of Matt's "Black Lynx" .049 (THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH AGAIN!!!)), along with my first test run of Bernie's .020 Pee Wee Backplate Assembly.

The Black Lynx was started up on Sig Champion 25% fuel, turning a 5-3 gray. I ran it for over 1/2 hour nonstop with refuels on the run. leaning it out to peak and back as the time passed. Toward the last 5 minutes, it was peaking in the mid 17k's, with good needle valve response.

While it may get some photo ops with the 2m B.O.T. before too long, it'll probably end up in my Cox Viper for this year's S.M.A.L.L. Fly-Ins.

THEN....I assembled an .020 with the new backplate I got from Bernie. I chose one of my healthier .020's, hoping for as little hassle as possible, and am proud to say it all went well.

The upper mounting holes are REAL snug for my #2 socket head servo screws, and I wanted a washer of some sort to keep them from digging into the plastic. So, I used a drill motor and Dremel to first, turn down the flange under the socket, and also rounded the flats of a couple #2 machine nuts.

Drilled out, the machine nuts became thick washers, and fit into the backplate's top two grooves pretty nicely. I know this all seems like a lot of fuss, and I'm totally prepared for someone to show me an embarrassingly easier way to do this. The little sucker looks good to me now though!

It started up after little coaxing, fired up and ran steadily...also for a 1/2 hour +. I'd lost my light, and was too lazy to set up an led lamp for the tach, but it was sounding like it was in it's zone.

Now, on to assemble another .020 and it's backplate for installation on my slowly moving Carl Goldberg Skylark project.
Posted by xortig | Jan 20, 2020 @ 07:53 PM | 8,622 Views
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