Posted by TrikeTrash | Yesterday @ 10:19 PM | 715 Views
Easy question, complex answer. One, I'm a cheap azz. Two, I like tinkering with stuff. Three, and the
most important, I hate stuff on my face. Maybe, it's because I have to wear glasses and that's done
a number in my head over the years. I don't know, I just don't like stuff on my face. I have to put up
with the glasses but I don't have to put up with a #@#% octopus wrapped on my face!

Back to the bucket. It started when I purchased a toy quad that came with a little 4" video monitor
that attached to the radio. It was ok, but trying to watch the screen while the quad was flying around
the room, really really didn't work out. I thought about putting the monitor in a box and sticking my
head inside - that didn't work. Then by accident while out it the garage, I noticed my old flip up welding
helmet hanging on the wall. It had been replaced many years before by my auto darkening helmet. I
pulled it down, it was covered in dust, full of spider webs and the headband was rotten. I tried to flip it
open but the hinge was rusted solid so it broke off in my hand. I proceeded to pry out the optical filters
and got it down to the bare plastic. I cut a piece of aluminum to cover the opening left by the flip top, a
couple of pop rivets, some hot glue and the Model I hood was born.

The screen was quite small and I had to wear glasses to focus but it worked great. Thinking that if this
hood was good, goggles must be even better....Continue Reading
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 08:41 PM | 977 Views
Some money saving tips and a couple of my favorite links:
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Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 05:42 PM | 1,540 Views
UMX Turbo Timber again (5 min 44 sec)


Video did not corrupt this time ..

6.30 AM start , Brrrr 9.9 deg C summer morning .

Now wind to speak off ..

This time I let the antenna hang , and it did not help at all . Actually , maybe worse !
If I could get the the Flight Control Board , I would buy a long range drone antenna and solder it in place .
But the TT is glued together , so ! Maybe go with a thicker tail rather than a thin bit of wire ? ( Yeah , sounds like a plan )
Anyways , next time I will be going back to the L shaped bend and the end of the antenna and see if I can get back what I had early on .
Posted by VicT | Yesterday @ 05:04 PM | 1,665 Views
I’m helping a clubmember with his approach and landings with his Extra. We have a constant 5-10 direct crosswind so there is limitless to no headwind component to land on our fabric or grass runway. Ground speed has been reduced using near stall speeds with flaperons, and spoilerons but is problematic. Today I installed flaps and what a difference this makes. With half flaps she slows down and with full flaps she can come in at a higher approach angle and speed is much slower. Takeoffs with half power and half flaps can be slower and with more time to make rudder corrections.

The DX8 was changed to 1 aileron and 1 flap and both have Y cables that get plugged into channel 2 and channel 6 for the flaps. The flap menu was opened and the D switch was assigned: D0 for “Flaps Up”, D1 for “Takeoff Flaps”, and D2 for “Landing Flaps”. I set +100, 0, and -100% but reduced the throw to 95%, 0, 95% to eliminate servo noise from the min digital servos. The stock foam hinge was retained and a portion had to be repaired with after market hinges. The maximum landing flap angle is still good enough for maximum drag that reduces airspeed. Down compensation was put into the flap menu so that with 4 clicks of throttle the approach glide slope with landing flaps is about a 3 degree glide slope hands off except for rudder corrections to centerline. This power can remain until touchdown or reduced to zero during the flair.

The model will still roll quickly with the outer ailerons at max throws if that’s what you want. The inner portion of the aileron does not have as much roll force as the outer portion of the aileron.

I recommend this mod for the Extra 300.
Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 12:31 PM | 2,426 Views
Sony VCT6 18650 Li-Ion battery (3 min 8 sec)

Sony's VCT6 is one of the most capable 18650 out there. True 15A constant discharge rate with 3000mAh capacity help to power your DIY projects. Therefore, I'm using it on my 3d printed nano long-range drone
Nominal Capacity 3000mAh
Continuous Discharge Rating (max) 15A
Nominal Voltage 3.6V
Maximum Voltage 4.2V
Discharge cut-off Voltage 2.5V
Protected No
Rechargeable Yes
Approx. Dimensions 18.40mm x 65.7mm
Approx. Weight 47.5g
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 12:19 PM | 2,461 Views
Build Showcase of the Glue & Fly™ Series F22 Micro V2 by David P.!

I wanted to Showcase these Builds as David definitely has skill building this GFS Parkjet ;-)
His Build looks better than mine and I've built quite a few Parkjets.

This Parkjet has only (11) Total Parts to complete the Build.

My PNF Cost for this Parkjet was only $36.65 ;-)

Pretty inexpensive for a Parkjet that has Unlimited Vertical Climb ;-)

If anyone else has Images of their Builds of our GFS Planes you can send Links to the Images to [email protected]
I would love to Showcase your Builds as well ;-)

Glue & Fly™ Series F22 Micro V2 - Version 2 Rev1 Full Size & Tiled Plans & Docs are now Available!

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Posted by Rowhider | Yesterday @ 10:56 AM | 2,508 Views
Hello guys, I share today an update of my TA04-PRO project: chassis finally completed and body found!

A gorgeous Honda NSX Raybrig 2002 is now waiting for its paint

TAMIYA TA04 PRO - Project Update - Honda NSX Raybrig body Unboxing (1 min 41 sec)

Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 06:11 AM | 3,042 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Pas CHER c'est BIEN mais Pas BIEN, c'est CHER ! Lol ... C'était plutôt bien parti avec cette belle journée ensoleillée pour tester le Shadow FIEND de Eachine ainsi que la petite radio JUMPER T-Lite. Le déballage et la mise en route se sont bien passé pour le FIEND mais au premier vol, les soucis sont apparus rapidement comme vous pourrez le voir dans cette vidéo. Vbat, GPS, manque de la sécurisation de l'ipex de la Vista, qualité du carbone et de l'assemblage, en bref, ça fait beaucoup ! Par contre, nous sommes rassurés et très satisfait des performances de la petite JUMPER T-Lite, le pilotage est précis et souple et la portée très satisfaisante avec un XM+ Frsky . Ne ratez pas les BONUS de l'Outro ... Bon Film et merci à tous pour votre soutien .


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- Eachine SHADOW FIEND analogique (coupon BGEachine2021) : http://bit.ly/3uDKHQX
- Pièces détachées : http://bit.ly/2Mz7L2m
- Pads antidérapants collants noirs : http://bit.ly/2ZXFHbO
- Lipo conseillée 4S 850mAh (Vol avec Gopro ) : http://bit.ly/3cVt74I
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- Li-Ion 4S 3000mAh XT30 (Avec Naked/SMO): http://bit.ly/2NY66Dz
- Li Ion 4S 2800mAh XT60 (Avec Naked/SMO) : http://bit.ly/3rydPXA
- Adaptateurs...Continue Reading
Posted by pchaplo | Yesterday @ 12:45 AM | 3,395 Views
I needed a battery case and spied my wife’s old Samsonite cosmetic case. After getting approval from my middle management, I removed the tray and loaded it up with batteries. It has super-duper strong latches and easily holds 8 x 10,000mah 6s batteries, 4 x 2200mah 3s, and some little ones. Just add a Yeti sticker to preserve your dignity Next, I will remove the cylinders that supported the tray. You may want the tray; I don’t. They are held in with rivets that I will drill out. Could make a great garage sale find! Could also be lined with fire-resistant material. Happy Landings, Paul KK5EF
Posted by old4570 | Feb 26, 2021 @ 06:05 PM | 3,831 Views
UMX TT with 3D printed Spinner (3 min 25 sec)


Video corrupted badly , but I saved what I could .

Yes , running the R3.3 22mm 2 blade UMX TT spinner and it does appear to be running fine .
Looks nice too ,

I used a black marker pen to blacken the spinner , make it look more factory . Guess I need a black Gemfan 5030 for that factory look as well .
Looks damned nice , yeah the TT wants a spinner .

Almost forgot , that Gemfan 5030 is so much more gentle on the 300mAh 2s battery pack , a nice bonus .
Posted by Old_Pilot | Feb 26, 2021 @ 05:50 PM | 3,856 Views
Now I can get back to building airplanes
Posted by Justwingit | Feb 26, 2021 @ 02:39 PM | 3,983 Views
Hanging out with Justin Link while he was flying his Freewing J 39 Gripen down at Rabbit Dry Lake a while back...
Freewing JAS 39 Gripen 80mm EDF Jet w/Justin Link at Rabbit Dry Lake (4 min 2 sec)


Enjoy the show
Posted by ShonanBeachRC | Feb 26, 2021 @ 11:36 AM | 4,130 Views
In this video some updates of my Tamiya TT-02 Short Course Truck/Monster Truck Conversion! Everything is coming together quite nicely and I can't wait to take it for a spin!

3650 Motor and ESC!
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SBRC CAST (Ep8): Tamiya TT-02 Short Course Truck/Monster Truck Conversion (Part-2) (3 min 45 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Feb 26, 2021 @ 09:05 AM | 4,289 Views


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Posted by FeiJi | Feb 26, 2021 @ 08:08 AM | 4,322 Views
This is the third plank I have ever made. Just completed, ready to fly, someday.
EPP (5mm). 2212/1400kv motor with 8 inch prop. 20amp ESC. 800mah lipo.
Control arms are bamboo spits and wire, hotglued with heat shrink wire wrap tubes.

Has single 1cm tube spar across wing and a sort of airfoil though I squished the back part of the wing flat when laminating it.

The fuselage is held onto the wing spar with a single zip tie and a few spots of hotglue. Hopefully it will break apart from the wing
in a serious crash. The wing is pretty well indestructable, being completely laminated. Very stiff and bouncy.
Should have used some ribs or lengths of foam to keep airfoil. So really is a modified airfoil with a flatplate section.
If it flies I may open up the ends and shove some foam spars in there to separate to upper and lower wing foils to get a little more
of a real airfoil. Will be interesting.

Heavy, 15.5 oz with 350sq/in wing area. Heavy because of 50grams of laminating film and 60 gram motor. WCL around 4.1 though so should be relatively floaty but with enough weight to tackle some wind.
Should be plenty of power as this motor generates 700+ grams of torque with 8x4 prop. Needed the heavier motor to balance CG. Could use 2206 motor but would have to extend fuselage or use heavier battery. I don't like counterweights.
28 in by 12.5. CG around 2in back from leading edge.
Tiny fins but I fly wings finless alot anyway.

I wanted to make a wing with as much area as possible but that can fit in a bag I have that I can carry easily on my ebike.
So it came out rectangular. I like the way planks fly too.
Posted by old4570 | Feb 26, 2021 @ 05:39 AM | 4,496 Views
I like this one ..
Little in the way of hand work .. Separates from the base by hand ..
22mm seems better for the 2 blade ..

Look for it on Thingiverse
Posted by old4570 | Feb 26, 2021 @ 02:53 AM | 4,654 Views
Revision 2 = 20mm 2 blade spinner

Just seems a little small even though the factory foam one is also 20mm ..

Still a little NQR , and hand work is required due to the way it needs to be prinTED !