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DustOff #6 - HK FW190 WarBird Kit - Too much Wind & Crash!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amGcJVSR8-M

Well, I certainly debated with myself whether or not to launch this plane.
I's pretty draggy and has a large profile for the wind to push.
The wind was 5-8mph on the ground and felt like 10-15mph approx. 30 feet in the air.
Plus, the wind was 90 degrees to my runway ;-)
This is one of those days where I should have packed up and gone home.
Needless to say I didn't pack up but I did crash.
If I didn't fly in significant wind I wouldn't be flying much at all where I live, so I'm marginal often in the wind ;-)

This Kit is discontinued but they still have the F6F Hellcat ;-)

Here is a link to the kit:

H-King F6F Hellcat - Glue-N-Go - Foamboard Kit
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/h-king-f...asc=8223421696

Here is a link to the Review of this plane:
Review - Hobby King Focke Wulf FW 190 Kit Plane (18 min 8 sec)


Here is a link to these LIPOs:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=7621465427

Here is a link to the Review of these LIPOs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNmKxKv_8oA

Here is a link to the Servos:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hxt900-m...asc=7800582208

My Power Setup for this plane:

Motor: Grayson Hobby 2212 2200kv
ESC : HobbyWing 30A
Prop : Gemfan 8040 Composite
LIPO : 3S 2200mah 25C (172 grams)

Thrust : 1070 grams
AMPS : 26.5 (approx. 20 amps in flight at full throttle)
AUW : 582 grams including Micro FPV System
Thrust to Weight Ratio: 1.8:1


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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 22, 2019 @ 02:31 PM | 1,207 Views
Test Flight #2 - Ranger G2 with 8X4 Prop - Loops & Rolls ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzJ9R8klxuo

After performing the Motor Thrust Angle MOD on the Ranger G2 it gave me space for an 8x4 Prop.
I removed the stock 7x5 Prop to conduct some Test Flights with and 8x4 Prop.
This should produce significantly more thrust than the stock 7x5 Prop.
I have increase the Elevator Dual-Rate since the 1st Test Flight as it didn't seem to have quite enough elevator authority.
Let's see if that helps.
I also wanted to see how the Roll Rate is on this large plane ;-)
So let's go do some Rolls and Loops ;-)

Here is a link to the Motor Thrust Angle MOD Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7CbbKE4ff8

Here is a link to the Motor Thrust Angle MOD Test Flight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3JMLrpKRkI

Here is link to this Plane:

Volantex V757-6 Ranger G2 1200mm Wingspan EPO FPV Airplane PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-RC...47791920140372

Here are the Batteries I use in this Plane:

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=3451564005


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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 18, 2019 @ 07:23 PM | 1,195 Views
Maiden Flight - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rugO503Bsr0

This Plug-n-Play Kit is courtesy of Banggood.
I've been wanting to try out one of these Brushed Motor Nano/Micro Planes and wanted to review the Pro Version which is a 4 Channel Plane.
This is our Maiden Flight!
Here we go!

Here is a link to the Build Videos:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq5FAnQwsS8
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEYRIQ5hxxs
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvOD2rdSXQw
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUDSZR4KKw8

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set
https://www.banggood.com/5X-Eachine-...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 17, 2019 @ 08:04 AM | 667 Views
Tutorial - Build Part 4 - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUDSZR4KKw8

This Plug-n-Play Kit is courtesy of Banggood.
I've been wanting to try out one of these Brushed Motor Nano/Micro Planes and wanted to review the Pro Version which is a 4 Channel Plane.
I thought I would go through much of the process of building this Plane and getting it ready for it's Maiden Flight.
Hopefully that will help someone else complete a similar build.
Here we go!

Here is a link to our Tip on Servo Setup & Centering:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbfIs5O999E

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set
https://www.banggood.com/5X-Eachine-...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 16, 2019 @ 05:48 PM | 928 Views
Test Flight #1 - RacerStar BR2508 2522kv in our GFS F-22 Mini V3



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMgdbgy8X-o

Field Test of the RacerStar BR2508 2522kv Motor.
This is Test Flight #1

Here is a link to this Motor:

Racerstar 2508 BR2508S Green Edition 1275KV 1772KV 2522KV Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

Links to the 5 inch Props we tested:

Diatone ABS Bull Nose Prop 5x4.5 2-Blade (CW/CCW) (Black) (2 Pairs)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/diatone-..._asc=219093874

Gemfan ABS Bull Nose Prop 5x4.5 2-Blade
https://www.banggood.com/4PCS-Bullno...47791920140372

Gemfan Nylon 5050 Electric Propeller 1 Pair
https://www.banggood.com/Gemfan-GF-4...47791920140372

DAL T5046 ABS UT Ultrathin Tri-Blade
https://www.dalprops.com/products/t5046ut

Gemfan ABS M5045BN Master Tri-Blade 5045 5x4.5 Inch Bullnose Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/Gemfan-M504...47791920140372

Links to the 6 inch Props we tested:

Gemfan 6x3 ABS Props Orange
http://www.diyquadcopters.com/Gemfan...nge_p_281.html

1pc KMP 6030 6X3E 6*3E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-6X...47791920140372

Gemfan Nylon 6040 High Efficiency Electric Propeller 1 Pair
https://www.banggood.com/Gemfan-6X4-...47791920140372

APC 6x4E Speed 400 Nylon Pusher Propeller
https://www.amainhobbies.com/apc-6x4...06040ep/p27062

GemFan 6040 Bullnose Propellers
https://www.progressiverc.com/gemfan...ropellers.html

KINGKONG/LDARC 6040 Propellers CW & CCW 10 Pairs
https://www.banggood.com/10-Pairs-KI...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 15, 2019 @ 01:26 PM | 441 Views
Tutorial - Build Part 3 - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvOD2rdSXQw

This Plug-n-Play Kit is courtesy of Banggood.
I've been wanting to try out one of these Brushed Motor Nano/Micro Planes and wanted to review the Pro Version which is a 4 Channel Plane.
I thought I would go through much of the process of building this Plane and getting it ready for it's Maiden Flight.
Hopefully that will help someone else complete a similar build.
Here we go!

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set
https://www.banggood.com/5X-Eachine-...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 14, 2019 @ 08:31 PM | 488 Views
Review - KINGKONG/LDARC 6040 Prop CW & CCW 10 Pairs



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOYbwqbAg2E

They look like good Props for a Motor with good Torque.
Let's see how well Balanced they are right from the start.

Here is a link to these Props:

KINGKONG/LDARC 6040 Propellers CW & CCW 10 Pairs
https://www.banggood.com/10-Pairs-KI...47791920140372

Here are links to e3Scott's Youtube Channel and Parkjet Blog:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfP...jP9Kjv84ajANVg
http://scottsparkjetblog.blogspot.co.../posts/default


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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 13, 2019 @ 07:55 PM | 418 Views
Tutorial - Build Part 2 - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEYRIQ5hxxs

This Plug-n-Play Kit is courtesy of Banggood.
I've been wanting to try out one of these Brushed Motor Nano/Micro Planes and wanted to review the Pro Version which is a 4 Channel Plane.
I thought I would go through much of the process of building this Plane and getting it ready for it's Maiden Flight.
Hopefully that will help someone else complete a similar build.
Here we go!

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set
https://www.banggood.com/5X-Eachine-...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 12, 2019 @ 07:56 PM | 452 Views
Tutorial - Build Part 1 - MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear Pro



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq5FAnQwsS8

This Plug-n-Play Kit is courtesy of Banggood.
I've been wanting to try out one of these Brushed Motor Nano/Micro Planes and wanted to review the Pro Version which is a 4 Channel Plane.
I thought I would go through much of the process of building this Plane and getting it ready for it's Maiden Flight.
Hopefully that will help someone else complete a similar build.
Here we go!

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Batteries I used:

5X Eachine E011 E011C JJRC H67 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 260MAH 30C Battery USB Charger Set
https://www.banggood.com/5X-Eachine-...47791920140372


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Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 12, 2019 @ 07:46 PM | 448 Views
DustOff Flight #6 of the RC Chuck Glider - LOS & FPV



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8oyUL_MlvE

Time to test out the FPV equipment as I'm anxious to get back in the air via FPV ;-)
Now that this Glider is even more acrobatic it's time for some FPV acrobatic Fun!

Here is a link to the Project Conclusion video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OilrzPsnKuk

Here is a link to the Updated Plans & Templates video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSQsFa0sKs

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T

Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 08, 2019 @ 08:57 AM | 588 Views
Review - Faster more Accurate Cuts with the Foam Werks Straight & Bevel Cutting Tool



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVyYN_BK1rs

This tool is courtesy of Logan Graphics / Foam Werks.
I have been looking at these tool for quite some time as I have seen then in Hobby Lobby.
I always wondered if this tool would no only make my cuts more accurate but would also save me time.
This is the very first time I have used this tool and just using this tool during the demonstration I can tell it will save me time and make the cuts more accurate.

Here is a Link to the Logan Graphics / Foam Werks Website:
http://www.logangraphic.com/products/foamwerks-tools/

Here is their video demonstration of this tool:
http://www.logangraphic.com/product/...-bevel-cutter/

Here is where you can buy this tool:
https://www.hobbylobby.com/Art-Suppl...ter/p/80808602

Here is a link for replacement blades:
https://www.hobbylobby.com/Art-Suppl...des/p/80808606


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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 05, 2019 @ 08:23 AM | 504 Views
DustOff #4 - WLToys F949 Cessna 182 Brushless MOD



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rG1Lxjitbw

I haven't flown this little plane with all the MODs I've performed on it, including the Brushless MOD, for quite some time.
It's time to Blow off the Dust!

Here is a link to the plane:

WLtoys F949 3CH 2.4G Cessna 182 Micro RC Airplane RTF
https://www.banggood.com/WLtoys-F949...47791920140372

Here is a link to our Struts MOD Tutorial:
Tutorial - Adding Struts to your WLToys F949 Cessna 182 (38 min 36 sec)


Here is a link to our Wing Extension & Flaps MOD Tutorial:
Tutorial - WLToys F949 Cessna 182 Wing Extension and Manual Flaps MOD Show & Tell (9 min 3 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | May 03, 2019 @ 10:10 AM | 654 Views
Review - Tattu R-Line 4S 1050mah 95C LIPO



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZpJpL22QR4

The dimension and weight were spot on with the specs ;-)
I ordered (3) of these LIPOs and (1) had a dead cell ;-(
We will see how these perform and also how good their customer support is in getting this bad LIPO replaced.
I will post an update to this review with experience using their customer support ;-)
Stay tuned for that and field testing of these LIPOs in our "Glue & Fly" Series F-22 Mini V3!

Here is a link to this LIPO:

Tattu R-Line 1050mAh 95C 4S1P Lipo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug
https://www.genstattu.com/ta-rl-95c-1050-4s1p.html


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Posted by GroundControlRC | May 01, 2019 @ 07:00 AM | 560 Views
RC Tip #24 - Servo Setup & Centering - Get that Servo perfectly Centered



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbfIs5O999E

I was always frustrated by the fact that most of the servos I have purchased always have the control arm Off Center.
No matter how you attach the control arm with the servo in the neutral position the arm is always angled in one direction or another.
So how do you fix this?
Let's see......

Here is a link to this Servo:

GOTECK GS-9018C Brush Micro Servo 9g 1.5KG
https://www.banggood.com/GOTECK-GS-9...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servo/ESC Tester:

EK2-0907 Updated Servo Tester Server Electronic Speed Controller
https://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-E...47791920140372

Here is a link to the video: Review - GOTECK GS-9018C Brushed Micro Servo 9g 1.5KG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60Vgn6yD7_M

Here is a link to the video: Needful Things - Servo & ESC (Electronic Speed Controller Tester)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF-2LONRLuk


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 28, 2019 @ 10:19 AM | 539 Views
DustOff #1 - WLToys K969 Drift Car - Let's practice some Drifting ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZGKq2UZ47Y

I just had not had time to spend with this cool little drift car.
So I made time, now lets practice some drifting in search of the perfect drifting surface.

Here is a link to this Drift Car:

Wltoys K969 1/28 2.4G 4WD Brushed RC Car Drift Car
https://www.banggood.com/Wltoys-K969...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 26, 2019 @ 09:06 AM | 858 Views
48cm EPP Glider Conversion - Control Surface Deflection Setup



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyK7vQoA5Do

After completing the Aileron & Elevator MODs included in the Plans & Template I'm very happy with the Acrobatic nature of this Converted Glider ;-)

In this video we provide our Control Surface Deflection Setup so you will have a successful Maiden Flight of this Glider.

We also included some closeup images of the Servos & Linkages as per request.

Take a look at our latest flight videos and you'll see why this setup is awesome ;-)

Here is a link to the Project Conclusion video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OilrzPsnKuk

Here is a link to the Updated Plans & Templates video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSQsFa0sKs

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T

Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 24, 2019 @ 09:40 AM | 771 Views
Review - GOTECK GS-9018C Brush Micro Servo 9g 1.5KG



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60Vgn6yD7_M

This is an Analog Servo I plan on using in my future Mini Parkjet Builds.
It's very inexpensive and has some good field testing from e3Scott in our "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V3.
So far, they have performed well.
I will be doing the Field Testing of this Servo in our New "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2.5
I have provided a link to e3Scott's Youtube Channel Below.

Here is a link to this Servo:

GOTECK GS-9018C Brush Micro Servo 9g 1.5KG
https://www.banggood.com/GOTECK-GS-9...47791920140372

Here is a link to e3Scott's Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfP...jP9Kjv84ajANVg


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 22, 2019 @ 06:14 PM | 682 Views
Test Flight #2 of the RC Chuck Glider - Aileron & Elevator MODs



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

I completed the MODs I spoke about in our Project Conclusion Video with the Aileron & Elevator.
I have extended the Aileron by 30% to get a better Roll Rate and put some angle into the Elevator Control Rod to get a tiny bit more granularity.
Time to perform the Test Flight and see what we have ;-)

Here is a link to the Project Conclusion video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OilrzPsnKuk

Here is a link to the Updated Plans & Templates video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSQsFa0sKs

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T

Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 20, 2019 @ 01:41 PM | 1,046 Views
DustOff #1 - Glue & Fly Series F22 Micro V2.5 - Way too much Fun!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG4rEFQ4PSw

Well, I'm exciting about Blowing the Dust Off of this Mini Parkjet!
The Plans for this Parkjet will be uploaded to Patreon soon.
I haven't flown this Parkjet since completing the Development of the V3.
Let's blow some Dust Off!


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 17, 2019 @ 04:10 PM | 1,373 Views
Project - "Glue & Fly Series" Nano Backyard/Indoor Plane Status #3 - Maiden Launch

Here is a link to the Video:
Project - "Glue & Fly Series" Nano Backyard/Indoor Plane Status #3 - Maiden Launch (9 min 14 sec)


OK, I decided to take on this side project as I have wanted an Nano/Micro Backyard/Indoor Plane for quite some time and I wanted to be sure it could carry a Micro FPV System so I decided to try and design one myself ;-)

This is Ground Zero, my Prototype of what I envision for this Plane.
It's much smaller that I had in mind so I think some upward scaling will be in order ;-)
I added 13mm to the trailing edge of the main wings which also gave me an additional 5mm of aileron control surface.
I also added 1mmx3mm carbon spars to the main wings to stiffen them up.
The AUW for this plane is now at 32.5 grams.
It's time for the Maiden Launch to see where we are and what we can learn.


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