Posted by nigelsheffield | Apr 29, 2019 @ 03:50 AM | 1,269 Views
Yet another silverxxx build

Cheap build that's fast economical ( 6 minute flight on 2s 300mah ) and tough being a whoop will shrug off crashes hopefully.
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I used betafpv lite FC and a cheap 4in1 ESC ( suoer S I think ) akk bs2 camera, 1103 8000kv motors and of course the beta85x frame and props.
Total cost about 50 to buy it all but I had everything apart from the frame already so cost me 8 for 2 frames and $5 for 6 pairs of props.

Result is really good.
Silverised brushless beta85x frame fpv flight at the park. (5 min 43 sec)


Silverised FC on beta85x frame fpv flight FIRST tune and full flight 2s whoop. (5 min 39 sec)
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Posted by 1moparman1 | Apr 28, 2019 @ 10:56 AM | 924 Views
Brand new just in from Bajahobbyusa
will fly on 140-180 turbine
102" length
78" wing span
38# Dry

check it out at www.bajahobbyusa.com

Peter
Posted by GRW3 | Apr 28, 2019 @ 10:03 AM | 803 Views
The title to this blog post is a quote from the Propbusters movie below I agree

These two movies are available on Amazon Prime and I recommend them both. RC Propbusters: Untold is an intimate look at modeling in Connecticut but it could be anywhere. It will have the most appeal to this group. Model Citizen is about model railroading and while that is not a focus of this group it says a lot of meaningful things about the importance of a hobby.

One of the things apparent in both films is that modeling is primarily an adult pursuit. I have felt for decades that the AMA has wasted a lot of resources trying to return to the halcyon days when model aviation was the rage among the youth of America. Its proba why they went so gaga over multirotors. Those days arent coming back. Better they spend money advertising with AARP than what they have done. Im not saying there shouldnt be youth outreach, just that it shouldnt be so consuming. It should be more along the lines of EAAs Youmg Eagles program. There - Visible - Far from the primary emphasis.

RC Modeling may actually be suffering from this overemphasis on kids by making our hobby appear childish. This is a great hobby for adults. It is a great stress reliever. It keeps your fine motor skills going. It gets you outside away from the TV. It lets you participate in mans greatest desire - to fly.
Posted by GRW3 | Apr 25, 2019 @ 01:07 PM | 1,253 Views
I saw Richard Stubblefield in the CL Combat column in a recent issue of Model Aviation. He was a hero to me when I was in high school, when I was flying control line. I was never a competitor but I loved to go to the contests at Melrose park and watch him fly combat and people like George Aldrich fly stunt. I didn't really know about Melrose Park until I got my drivers license and could get around on my own. I knew about Ace Hobbies off Tidwell but when I was dependent on Dad, the instructions were (as we were invariably on our way to somewhere else) go in and get what I need quickly. When I could drive, I could hang out. When I was hanging out is when I learned about Melrose Park. This led to really successful control line flying.

My friends and I had been flying control line in backyards and the nearby elementary school parking lot for several years. I went through several Goldberg models, like Li'l Jumping Bean and Little Toot, with limited success. I got the basics down with a Cox PT-19 but I wanted a better experience. Hanging out at Ace Hobbies resulted in meeting some good control line flyers, who introduced me to Melrose Park as a place to fly the real thing. Inspired, I built a Sterling Ringmaster with, in a daring move against conventual wisdom, an OS 35 CL engine. There was some question about the OS instead of the traditional Fox but the running characteristics spoke volumes. I was plenty nervous when I first flew the Ringmaster at Melrose but I was surprised...Continue Reading
Posted by jricchio | Apr 24, 2019 @ 03:40 PM | 1,111 Views
Purchased a Multiplex Funracer. Painted her up as "The Galloping Ghost".
Decals by Callie.
Posted by xinte | Apr 24, 2019 @ 02:59 AM | 1,093 Views
T-Motor F60 PRO II 2207 2350KV 2500KV 2700KV Brushless Electrical Motor For FPV Racing Drone DIY Quadcopter

https://www.xt-xinte.com/4pcs-T-Moto...r-p582517.html
Posted by xinte | Apr 24, 2019 @ 02:56 AM | 1,172 Views
Happymodel Sailfly-X 105mm Crazybee F4 PRO V2.1 AIO Flight Controller 2-3 S Micro FPV Racing Drone PNP BNF 25mW VTX 700TVL Camera

https://www.xt-xinte.com/Happymodel-...a-p582849.html

Presale,will be ready for ship during May15th -May 30th




Specifications:

Brand Name: Happymodel

Item Name: Sailfly-X 2-3S Micro FPV racing drone

Wheelbase: 105mm

Size: 95mm*95mm*50mm(without propellers)

Weight: 35g(without battery)

Weight:60g(with Original 3s 300mah Lipo battery )



Features:

Crazybee F4 PRO V2.1 AIO Flight controller 2-3s Lipo Compatible

The lightest 1102 brushless motor only 2.7g with double ball bearings

Light ,Powerful and smoothly

AIO 5.8g 40ch 25mw vtx / 700tvl camera with smartaudio

2mm carbon fiber frame with TPU 3d-printed canopy

Betaflight OSD support ,easy to get RSSI, Voltage ,current from your goggles(DSMX version no RSSI output)

Frsky version support both NON-EU and EU-LBT Frsky transmitter(EU-LBT need to update firmware to Betaflight 4.0( release date :2019-4-11)

Flysky version support both AFHDS and AFHDS-2A protocol transmitter

DSM2/DSMX version support DSM2 and DSMX compatible Spektrum transmitter

No RX version support external serial-bus receiver like xm+, crossfire, S-FHSS etc..

Full telemetry function ready (Frsky and Flysky version support)

Real Bind and Fly version

Compatible both for 2s-3s Lipo/LIHV
Posted by xinte | Apr 24, 2019 @ 02:52 AM | 1,051 Views
iFlight SucceX F4 12A Micro 2-4S Flytower Fly Tower Built-in OSD 200mW VTX 16*16MM Hole for FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter DIY Models

https://www.xt-xinte.com/iFlight-Suc...s-p583184.html

Specifications :

iFlight SucceX Mirco F4 fly tower, from the wing of the xing equipment. The Mirco F4 is a new, streamlined, three-layer tower structure that is highly integrated with new features, optimized for internal circuitry, and simple layout for a cleaner and cleaner wiring.

This is an F4 flying tower developed for small aircraft with a hole of 16*16. The pin is connected to facilitate the installation and maintenance of the flying hand. The flight control performance of the F411 microcontroller and the MPU6000 gyroscope are very good. Built-in programmable RGB LED interface, external LED, set LED color, function, status. The built-in OSD chip can monitor the flight status of the flight at any time. The overall cooperation with the image transmission can change the image transmission point, power, flight control parameters, etc. using IRC Tramp.

12A's four-in-one ESC pad semi-extended structure, does not take up space, and is stable, supports 2-4S battery input, lasts 12A current, BLHELI_S firmware, supports Dshot 600 and other protocols.

Figure transmission power PIT/25/100/200. Can use IRC Tramp to change the map frequency point, power, flight control parameters and so on. PIT mode allows you to plug in safely without disturbing other flying aircraft.

iFlight SucceX Mirco F4 fly tower, let your small aircraft also have strong performance!

Note: This flight control firmware is matek f411, only supports SBUS and DSM receiving protocols, does not support PPM protocol and does not support brush 4.0 firmware. Please pay attention to the connection wiring diagram when wiring!
Posted by xinte | Apr 24, 2019 @ 02:47 AM | 1,050 Views
iFlight SucceX F4 TwinG Flight Controller + SucceX 50A ESC 2-6s BLHeli_32 Dshot1200 4-in-1 Flytower Flight Tower for FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter DIY Models
https://www.xt-xinte.com/iFlight-Suc...s-p583302.html
Specifications :

FC Specifications
MCU:STM32F405R6T6
IMU:Twins IC2689,Twins Gyros built-in(SPI)
Baro:BMP280
OSD:AT7456E
Blackbox:Blackbox logging device
5X Uarts(1 2 3 4 5)with build-in inversion
8X Dshot/Proshot/Oneshot output
8X individual ESC power/ signal pads
1X Group of Gnd/Vbat/M1/M2/M3/M4/Cur/TX
Smart audio & Tramp VTX protocol:YES(IRC Tramp)
WS2812 led Strip:YES
Beeper:YES
PDB Specifications
Input:2-6S(5-36V)
BEC:5V/3A cont


FC Firmware
Betaflight/INAV
Target:STM32F405
FC:IFRC/IFF4_TWIN_G(STM32F405)


Physical
Mounting:30.5*30.5mm,φ4mm with Grommets φ3mm
Dimensions:36*36mm
Weight:6.3g
SucceX 50A 2-6S BLHeli_32 Dshot1200 4-in-1 ESC


Features:
8 layers double-sided PCB board;
4oz 1.6mm thick power board(0.9mm copper ratio),better operating load capacity;
32bit FO51K86 MCU, 48mHz maximum clock speed;
TDK MLCC Low ESR ceramic capacitors;
Top grade NTMFS5C430NL MOSFET;
Rational layout, countersunk holes on extended solder pads to ensure PCB layer connection


Specification:
Dimension: 43*39mm
Mounting Holes: 30.5*30.5mm/Φ3mm
Weight:14.4g
Supports 2-6S lipo input
STM32F051 MCU, 48Mhz Runs BLHELI 32.X Firmware
Current sensor: Yes
BEC: No
Supports: DShot DShot150/300/600/1200/MultiShot/ OneShot etc.
Target: iFlight-BL32-4IN1


RECOMMENDATION:
No additional capacitor needed up to 5S!
To encounter back EMF and ensure the longevity of your electronics, min. 220uF Cap 35V for 4-5S, 50V for 6S on your main lead!


Package included:
SucceX F4 TwinG FC+ SucceX 50A 2-6s BLHeli_32 Flytower
Posted by 1000MPH | Apr 23, 2019 @ 05:20 PM | 1,415 Views
Got a couple of pretty special planes this weekend. Been drooling over this plane for 6 long years. Good things come to those who wait.
We were hoping to get them all finished for an international furball but thought a careful build for a record attempt would be more prudent.
These were so hot off the presses that Tim didn't have time to complete his usual cleanup and detailing. That's actually a good thing so I can give them a thorough inspection and gain a little insight on what it takes to make these puppies.
I carefully sanded the flashing off of the fin on one of them today. It's a beautiful fit to the wing.
Decided to use MKS 6125s on a 4 cell AAA pack. I can fit either a Hitec Optima 6 or a Lemon Recr/Gyro. Will go with the Lemon for now.
Here is the Gizmo thread in the Slope section.

Suggested Elevon throws:
Ailerons = low 3mm , med =5mm , high 10mm
Elevator = low 2mm , med= 3mm , high 10mm+ ( for hover landing)
Posted by Merch | Apr 23, 2019 @ 04:35 PM | 1,833 Views
https://www.banggood.com/FUNSKY-913-GPS-5G-WiFi-FPV-with-1080P-HD-Camera-Altitude-Hold-Mode-Brushless-RC-Drone-Quadcopter-RTF-p-1431598.html


Full video review to come.







FUNSKY 913 GPS 5G WiFi FPV with 1080P Camera Altitude Hold Mode Brushless RC Drone Quadcopter RTF

Specifications:

Aircraft
Takeoff Weight 209g
Dimensions 205*185*55mm
Color Yellow, White (Optional)
Diagonal Distance 170mm
Motor Size 1306 2700KV Brushless
Max Ascent Speed 2 m/s in Sport Mode
1 m/s in Aerial Mode
Max Descent Speed 1 m/s in Sport Mode
0.8 m/s in Aerial Mode
Course Angular Velocity 200/s in Sport Mode
150/s in Aerial Mode
Maximum Tilt Angle 25in Sport Mode
15in Aerial Mode
Maximum Horizontal Flight Speed 13 m/s without wind
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level 4,000 m
Max Hovering Time 15 minutes
Operating Temperature 0-40℃
Satellite Positioning Systems Dual Mode GPS/GLNASS GPS
Hover Accuracy Range Vertical: +/- 1.5 m
Height: +/- 0.5 m
APP Control Distance 80m
FPV Distance 300m
Battery 7.7V 1500mah 11.4wh LiPo HV
Charger Input: 5V 2A
Output: 8.7V 1.5A
Charging Time 90 minutes
Remote Controller Antenna Band 2.4GHz-2.48GHz; 5.725GHz-5.825GHz
Transmitter Power (EIRP) 10db
Remote Control Power 0.1W ([email protected])
Control Distance 300m (No Interference, No Occlusion)
Battery 3.7V 350mah
Weight 110g
Camera Sensor 1/3" CMOS
Effective pixels: 5 MP
Lens FOV 115
ISO Range 100-3200
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Posted by GRW3 | Apr 22, 2019 @ 11:09 PM | 957 Views
Were supposed to have the field until the end of August but I believe the end will come much sooner. Not wishing to take a chance, the club has decided to remove all of our removable assets. We suspect the owners will be very unhappy and terminate our lease immediately. They understand we are going to take our tractors, large and small, but they may not understand were taking everything that is not rooted in the ground.

Ive been a member of the San Antonio Propbusters since January 1984. It was only the third RC club of which I was a member. The others were in Houston, Jetero R/C (still going) and Sheldon R/C (long gone). Ill stay a member as long as the club goes on, field or no field. I have to have a place to fly, so Ive joined the Boerne Area Model Society, BAMS. Ive flown there several times and I have some good friends in that club. Its a little further to drive but not terrible.

The reason for the last trip to Somerset was to get a flight in with my Sport Cub as close to the anniversary date of when I first started flying it four years ago. Earlier in this blog I discussed how I got back to serious flying. The Sport Cub was my means. It certainly shows its wear and the numerous repairs. Its been flown at BAMS several times including once when most were not flying because of the winds, a testament to my efforts to get my flying skills back online.
Posted by nigelsheffield | Apr 20, 2019 @ 02:08 AM | 3,341 Views
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This is the tiny whoop I've been waiting for , a real 65mm with real punch on 1s and 2s with a fantastic camera and cheap..
65mm brushless whoop 19000kv 0802 motors, caddx eos2 camera, crazybee f4 V2, 2s 250mah. Xt-xinte kit (1 min 51 sec)

65mm 19000kv 0802 motors, caddx eos2 camera, crazybee f4 V2, 1s 300mah. Acro indoors. Xt-xinte kit (3 min 20 sec)
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Posted by Old_Pilot | Apr 19, 2019 @ 06:21 PM | 1,525 Views
Started on this one week or so back....but this time decided to cut the wing on my CNC machine, so I guess this will be Rev 3.0
Posted by newelectro | Apr 19, 2019 @ 05:30 PM | 777 Views
Vista repaired ready for test flight puy turnigy D3536/8. 1000kv motor. Had to reverse shaft on motor also hobbyking 45mm spinner with 12x8 prop.
Will have to check amps running 3s lipo. Have 30 amp esc may have to put limit on throttle.
Posted by newelectro | Apr 19, 2019 @ 11:54 AM | 804 Views
Phoenix 2000
Phoeniz 2000 Trim41619 (18 min 7 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Apr 19, 2019 @ 10:46 AM | 806 Views
Excalibur
Excalibur (13 min 19 sec)

Posted by Thomas B | Apr 19, 2019 @ 09:34 AM | 1,771 Views
Event planning for 2019!

So far the only RC event I have been to in 2019 was the excellent Weatherford Swap Meet hosted by the WAMS club, in March. I have been very busy at work and heavily involved in the two SAE Aero Design events that were held March 8-10 in Fort Worth and April 5-7 in Van Nuys, CA.

Currently planned for 2019:

Lake Dallas Float Fly on May 4. Great float fly site and great folks.

Warbirds over Benbrook on May 11. Fort Worth, TX. Always a great time.

SMALL in Little Rock, AR, May 30-June 2. This is the 30th anniversary event of SMALL Steps in AR.

Warbirds over Texas, June 8-9. Aubrey, TX. A great warbird event!

FW Thunderbirds Summer Float Fly, Aug 4 Lake Worth, TX. Always a great event.

Will firm up events after early August as they get a little closer.

Hope to make a few more events not listed as schedule allows.

REALLY looking forward to retiring in August of 2020. Planning on attending a bucket list of RC events around the country after then, that my limited vacation time has never allowed to date.
Posted by newelectro | Apr 18, 2019 @ 09:19 PM | 814 Views
Avanti s
Avanti s 41319 (4 min 30 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Apr 18, 2019 @ 08:57 PM | 796 Views
Vista motor came off.
Vista motor loss 41319 (7 min 22 sec)