Posted by nigelsheffield | Apr 20, 2019 @ 02:08 AM | 4,613 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 zoltansgarage | Apr 20, 2019 @ 12:55 AM | 819 Views
Fitting the sub deck to the tug hull.
Picked up a small motor and stainless steel rod, for the coupling and propeller I got in the mail from Harbor Models.
Posted by GBLynden | Apr 19, 2019 @ 11:55 PM | 2,237 Views
This is my Blade Scimitar 110 FPV Quad BNF Basic Unboxing & Overview.

Blade Scimitar 110 FPV Quad BNF Basic Unboxing & Overview (7 min 27 sec)

Blade FPV Quad Review Notes:

Pros:
- Runs on 2S or 3S lipo packs
- Comes professionally pre-tuned out of the box
- Includes spare props and prop tool
- It is easy to setup with the manual
- There are different VTX power settings
- You can program the VTX settings with your radio or by pushing the button on the quad.
- The video quality looks good in my room via my Fatsharks
- It had a price reduction recently, so the price is only slightly more than the Blade Torrent 110 at the time I made this video.

Cons:
- There are only three camera angle settings separated by 15 degrees with a maximum angle of 30 degrees
- The antenna pops out and moves side to side way too easy. I may be modding that with rubber tubing or hot glue.

There seemed to be just too many issues with the Blade Inductrix FPV BL, so I thought for the same price I would give this a shot. So far it seems pretty awesome overall.
Posted by Tim Green | Apr 19, 2019 @ 09:27 PM | 1,750 Views
Exuberent FPV, by yours truly, round the yard, this spring - slowly at first - as I locate the twigs (4 min 3 sec)


After a winter of hooting around the house every day in small ducted quads - yeah - 75mm ducted quads - AKA Whoops - I find I can enjoy FPV out in the yard more - as I'm not crashing every battery. This is HD from an FPV flight on my 135mm quad this spring, yesterday actually - no music. But hey - I'm diving a bit now - this modern world - what's next? Good parts start around 1:20 or 1:30.
Posted by RxMKM1 | Apr 19, 2019 @ 08:33 PM | 707 Views
Hey RCGroups, I have a YouTube channel Mike Mattick @ YouTube.com, I'm looking for like minded Rc enthusiasts to view, like and subscribe to and have them also help me grow my channel by viewing, liking and subscribing. If you have a YouTube channel that you're trying to grow hit me up I always return the love! I am into almost every Rc application out there and I post new videos regularly! Lots of New stuff to come just starting out and would like you to join me!

Hope to view you soon,
Thanks for watching!

Mike Mattick
Posted by Old_Pilot | Apr 19, 2019 @ 06:21 PM | 2,100 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 | 1,180 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 LemonC | Apr 19, 2019 @ 04:58 PM | 2,113 Views
I had the day off and planned on flying a lot... My Session decided it was a good day to lock up on me so i decided to use that best buy warranty i had going on...

Cost me more than i expected but i walked out with a Hero 7 Black special white edition.

My tune was no good after the new Hero mounts were printed up, gave it a few goes, and i decided instead of starting over on betaflight 3.3 or something really old, i 'd just go ahead and update my firmware to 4.0.

First flights were no good, but i knew there was a different tuning method i needed to review first. watched some videos and ive pasted the freestyle cli changes recomended on the betaflight 4.0 wiki .

I also reduced the stock idle up percentage bc 5.5 seems way too much. giving it a go after work!
Posted by CorvetteC5 | Apr 19, 2019 @ 04:26 PM | 1,152 Views
I discovered this jewel of a wing design on February 12, 2019 when Harri Pihl shared it on RCGroups.com in a new thread. Find it at this link:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...n-FPV-and-more

It is a 3-channel design with only 3 parts! The videos of it flying looked cool and lots of indoor RC fun. Plus, it fills my interest in building a wing that is indoor friendly and could fly with a coreless motor turning a GWS2508 propeller directly!

The build was indeed a quick 3 days from February 24th to 27th, 2019. I worked from the plan that is included in my attachments. It is intended to be printed on A4 size paper but my printer does a smaller 8.5 x 11 inch. When I printed the plan to the largest scaling, the fuselage profile resulted in a 18cm wing cord! Doubling this got the wingspan. Which I converted to 14.5 inches, versus metric units, since I only have a short 15cm ruler!

I cut thin foam for the wing, and didn't like the cupping that was there so I cut a 2nd wing out of 1/16" balsa wood. This was scrap balsa pieces glued together edgewise. I'm pleased with the look now. There was a small weight gain, so I still used foam for the fuselage and fin to minimize this gain, and for a nice contrast in looks.

The resulting shape of my AD/HD delta wing looks very slick!

The specifications are:
Wingspan: 14.5 inches (36.8 cm)
Weight: 32 grams with 250 mah lipo
Materials: 1/16 inch balsa wing, foam meat-tray fuselage, foam carry-out food-...Continue Reading
Posted by newelectro | Apr 19, 2019 @ 11:54 AM | 1,204 Views
Phoenix 2000
Phoeniz 2000 Trim41619 (18 min 7 sec)

Posted by jmxp69 | Apr 19, 2019 @ 11:10 AM | 1,942 Views
Hey Guys,

I put together an unbox video for the Freewing Hawk in case you're interested in the plane.
Freewing BAe Hawk 70mm EDF Unbox (15 min 56 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Apr 19, 2019 @ 10:46 AM | 1,206 Views
Excalibur
Excalibur (13 min 19 sec)

Posted by nagas | Apr 19, 2019 @ 10:29 AM | 1,356 Views
One of the first RC models I built was my Star Wars Imperial Speeder as seen in The Empire Stikes Back during the speeder chase on Endor. It was based on a Hasbro model that I fitted quad parts to. It just flies great and gets so much attention.

Once I started making models for Phoenix it was obvious that I need one of these too.

Having finished the Imperial Scout version I then needed a protagonist too so I made the Luke Skywalker version. OK, his body is really that of Anakin Skywalker but still looks the part.

Then of course, I needed both of them together with Luke chasing the Scout Trooper, Light Sabre drawn and ready for action! Luke is not messing around this time! No matter how the Trooper twists and turns, Luke is always right on his tail and tries to cut him off but no avail. That is controlled by the rudder.

On the individual models, Luke and the Imperial Scout also respond to the controls. Heads turn, arms either work the control panel or wave. The legs are articulated and depress the pedals which control the rear engine flaps.

The control panel was constructed as a separate item in Blender and is then applied as a texture to reduce rendering overheads. Well, I had to do something to live upto my new nickname: Dr Detail! (Thanks for that Armin)

Derived from SketchUp models as follows: Star Wars Speeder by ap-alexander, Imperial Trooper by abdyla, Skywalker by Carl U. and Brian W.

Each are available to download here.
Posted by Thomas B | Apr 19, 2019 @ 09:34 AM | 2,296 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 CorvetteC5 | Apr 19, 2019 @ 08:11 AM | 1,147 Views
This is the conversion of my "C17 C-17 Transport 373mm Wingspan EPP DIY RC Airplane RTF" from the stock 2-channel motor-differential control to Spektrum 'brick' 3-channel control with throttle, rudder, elevator. It was started on September 20, 2017 and completed on December 12th, 2017.

Word from the main thread at:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...an-EPP-DIY-RC-
is that this offering flies very well as designed with gyro stabilization. With the main limitation of a larger turning diameter making it tough to fly indoors in smaller venues like the basketball court sized gym I have access to. Thus my interest in and electronics upgrade of this model! And the finished result looks fantastic and flies very smooth. See video, below.

How the story unfolded:
I started building my micro C-17 by splitting the fuselage into two halves as shown. I hollowed out each half with a Dremel tool and stone grinder, leaving about 1/4 inch wall thickness. Noticeable weight savings of maybe 1/3. However much that is.

Road not taken: I'll probably install the RX and TX from the Horizon Hobby Duet initially. This will maintain the differential thrust, gyro stabilizing, and add elevator control. I have had issue with the gyro drifting during flight with this Duet brick, so if I still hate it for the C-17 then...
Road taken: ....I'll install a AR64xx brick with AS3X. Since I have that handy too.
Posted by Bill M - RC | Apr 19, 2019 @ 06:22 AM | 1,072 Views
Hi fellow rc pilots & rc enthusiasts

Crazepony 4.35v HV 1s 650mAh LiPo Battery review. This review of these Crazepony 650mAh 1S 4.35V HV LiPo Batteries with JST-PH 2.0 PowerWhoop mCPX Connector for Inductrix FPV Plus 75mm Frame Kit Micro FPV Drones includes unboxing, inspection & flight tests with an Emax Tinyhawk on an indoor racetrack,..fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.

You can get these Crazepony 650mAh 1S 4.35V HV LiPo Batteries in uk here: https://amzn.to/2PhxSYq

You can get these Crazepony 650mAh 1S 4.35V HV LiPo Batteries Internationally from here: http://bit.ly/2vbFBOr


Crazepony 4.35V HV 650mah 1s Lipo Battery review (11 min 56 sec)

Posted by wattechighland | Apr 19, 2019 @ 03:33 AM | 942 Views
自動浮沈装置と推力の強弱だけで自動浮沈航行と継続潜行を実現するプラン(もくろみ)

ノーマルの自動浮沈装置は後部の横舵だけを動かしているが、改造して前部の潜舵も連動させる。

潜舵は若干下げ、横舵水平、ハーフスロットルで潜航開始。
レーダーが水没したら潜舵下げ、横舵下げとなり、継続潜航。スロットルの微調整で
ピッチ方向の調整を行う。
スロットルをさらに上げると、横舵の下げる力が強く&#...Continue Reading
Posted by wattechighland | Apr 19, 2019 @ 03:12 AM | 830 Views
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Uボートが思いのほか上手く完成したので、違うやり方で潜水艦を作ってみる。

童友社の伊号401です。ヤフオクで格安で手に入りました。
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UボートはESCとラダーと潜舵の3ch制御でしたが、今回はESCとラダーの2chで
自動浮沈や継続潜航を狙ってみます。

まだプランだけで、上手くいくかは分かりません^^