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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 17, 2019 @ 08:32 AM | 1,663 Views


Tip #30 - CrazyBee Flight Controller Rebooting Issue Fix!

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Mobula7 #CrazyBee

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

I had an issue with my Brand New Mobula 7 Power Whoop which has a CrazyBee Flight Controller.
The Flight Controller would reboot during flight about every 10-15 seconds.
This fix took care of this issue ;-)

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Here are links to this Flight Controller, Power Whoop, Spare Parts, Upgrade Parts, & LIPOs:

Happymodel Crazybee F4 Pro V2.0 Mobula7 HD 1-3S Flight Controller w/ 5A ESC & Compatible Flysky/Frsky/DSMX Receiver
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

Happymodel Mobula7 V2 75mm Crazybee F3 Pro OSD 2S Whoop (***Select Receiver Type YOU need!)
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

Happymodel 3.8V 300mAh 30C 1-2S Lipo Battery PH2.0 Plug for Mobula7 Snapper6/7/8 UR65 US65 UK65
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

10Pcs URUAV 3.8V 300mAh 40/80C 1S HV 4.35V PH2.0 Lipo Battery
https://www.banggood.com/10Pcs-URUAV...47791920140372

10Pcs URUAV 3.8V 300Mah 40/80C 1S HV 4.35V Lipo Battery PH2.0 Plug for Eachine TRASHCAN Snapper6 7 Mobula7
https://www.banggood.com/10Pcs-URUAV...47791920140372

Happymodel Mobula7 Part 40mm 1.0mm Hole 4-Blade...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 15, 2019 @ 08:43 AM | 1,128 Views


Review Part1 - Mobula 7 Brushless Micro Quad - 1S-2S

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Mobula7 #PowerWhoop

Here's a link to the Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbf_y4WGr9U

Well, I completely wore out my Brushed Tiny Whoop a few Months ago so I decided to get a more powerful Micro Brushless Quad that I could fly indoors as well as outdoors.

The Mobula 7 seemed to fit the requirements and has gotten lots of positive reviews.
I'll list the Specs, things that give me pause, some things that perhaps could have been done better, Tips, Problems & Solutions, as well as some of the Cons I've heard from other reviewers.
I'm way out of practice with Quads so rather than try to impress you with my flying skill I'll show you how easy, or hard, it is to fly this Quad from the perspective of someone that's so out of practice they might as well be a Newbie ;-)

Part 2 will be outdoors on 2S ;-)
Nothing fancy but we'll see how well someone can progress in skill with this Micro Quad.

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Here are links to this Quad as well as Spare Parts, Upgrade Parts, & LIPOs:

Happymodel Mobula7 V2 75mm Crazybee F3 Pro OSD 2S Whoop (***Select Receiver Type YOU need!)
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

Happymodel 3.8V 300mAh 30C 1-2S Lipo Battery PH2.0 Plug for Mobula7 Snapper6/7/8...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 12, 2019 @ 07:47 AM | 3,206 Views


DustOff #5 - FlyBear FX-820 SU-35 Micro ParkJet - In a 5-6mph Wind?

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes

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

Well, I wanted to blow some dust off this Micro Parkjet this morning but the wind was at 5-6mph (8-10kph).
It handled this wind so well during the 1st flight I just kept on flying ;-)

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Here are links to this ParkJet & Spare LIPOs:

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF
https://www.tomtop.com/p-rm8974.html...roundcontrolrc

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF
https://www.rcmoment.com/p-rm8974.ht...roundcontrolrc

Here is a link to some batteries that will work as spares:

Eachine E010S Micro FPV RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 150MAH 45C Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E01...47791920140372

Eachine E010S Upgrade 3.7V 240MAH 45C Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E01...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Playlist for this Micro Parkjet:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...xZLmppG01dVOzb


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 10, 2019 @ 09:51 AM | 1,925 Views


DustOff Flight #13 - RC Converted Chuck Glider - Unintended Durability Testing ;-)

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Glider #MODs

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz0H_lCDgHI

Well, I lost it in the Sun again!
I get so focused on the maneuver I'm performing I forget where that Big Ball of Fire is in the Sky!

Here is a link to the Control Surface Delfections I use:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyK7vQoA5Do

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

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

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...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 08, 2019 @ 10:28 AM | 685 Views


Tip #29 - Flaperons Setup - Here's What I know ;-)

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #SuperCub #Flaperons #MODs

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOhdhuZEF1w

After setting up Flaperons on (4) different planes I'll share with you what I've learned.
I won't go back over ground that I've already covered so below you'll find links to the "Flaperons MOD Tutorial" for the Super Cub as well as how it perfomed with this MOD after it was all trimmed out.
It was a definite improvement ;-)

Tutorial - Volantex Super Cub - Installing Flaperons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_0_ud1xBtk

Test Flight #3 - Volantex Super Cub Flaperons - It's all Good ;-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=056fU_dPfpA

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Here is a link to this Super Cub:
Upgraded: New batch comes with Integrated flight control with self-stabilization function

Volantex 2.4G 4CH V765-2 765-2 Super Cub 750mm Sport Park Flyer RTF
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-2_...47791920140372

Here is a link to the 4.4g Servos used in this MOD:

Turnigy™ TGY-1440A Analog Servo 20T (V2) 0.8kg / 0.10sec / 4.4g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigyt...asc=1250722527


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 04, 2019 @ 07:20 AM | 777 Views


DustOff #6 - Zeta Z84 FPV Race Wing - View from my Trusty Old Runcam ;-)

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivGCn09rsaY

The Z84 is a pretty nice Wing with a decent power system.
This version is the PNF that has a 2208 2600kv Motor, 30A ESC, and 5050 Prop.
I've found a 6040 or 6030 Prop works much better than the stock 5050 Prop as it produces more thrust and is more efficient.

After performing some more Test Flights with another Prop I thought it would be nice to just cruise around a bit with the view from my Trusty Old Runcam ;-)

***Note: I replaced the T-plug on mine with an XT60 Plug on the ESC

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Zeta Wing Wing Z-84 Z84 EPO 845mm Wingspan Flying Wing PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Wing-Wing-Z...47791920140372

Props I used:

1pc KMP 6X3E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1pc-KMP-603...47791920140372

1pc KMP 6X4E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-6X...47791920140372

A LIPO to use:

ZOP Power 3S 1500mAh 40C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug
https://usa.banggood.com/ZOP-Power-1...47791920140372

Gens Tattu 3S 1300mAh 45C Lipo Battery With XT60
https://www.banggood.com/Gens-Tattu-...47791920140372

Gaoneng GNB 3S 1300mAh 40C XT60 Plug Lipo Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Gaoneng-GNB...47791920140372

CNHL BLACK SERIES 2200mAh 3S 30C 11.1V Lipo Battery 24.42WH XT60 Plug
https://www.banggood.com/CNHL-BLACK-...47791920140372

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


See you in the Air!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 03, 2019 @ 10:44 AM | 872 Views


Test Flight #1 - Zeta Z84 FPV Race Wing - Props: 6x3 vs 6x4 Winner?

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes

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

The Z84 is a pretty nice Wing with a decent power system.
This version is the PNF that has a 2208 2600kv Motor, 30A ESC, and 5050 Prop.
I've found a 6040 Prop works much better than the stock 5050 Prop as it produces more thrust and is more efficient.

In this Flight I'm testing this Wing with a 6x3 Composite High Efficiency Prop.
This Prop is exactly the same as the 6x4 Prop I've been running with 1 inch less pitch.

The KMP 6x4 Composite Prop proved to provide a lot of thrust with good efficiency.
I think the KMP 6x3 Composite Prop worked even better.
I could not tell if there was a significant amount of additional speed but the vertical climb sure seemed better ;-)
More power plus less amp draw looks like a Win! Win! in my book.
How did you see it?
Did it appear the 6x3 prop performed better than the 6x4 in previous flights?
When I landed I had 3.93v per cell or 11.8v for the pack.
Everything else was the same so the 6x3 Prop does appear to be more efficient as well.

My new favorite Prop for this Wing? Hehehehehe...

***Note: I replaced the T-plug on mine with an XT60 Plug on the ESC

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Zeta Wing Wing Z-...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 01, 2019 @ 10:52 AM | 834 Views


DustOff #4 - FlyBear FX-820 SU-35 Micro ParkJet - In a 5-6mph Wind?

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJL1l1IPt9o

Well, I wanted to blow some dust off this Micro Parkjet this morning but the wind was at 5-6mph (8-10kph).
So.....what to heck!
Let's throw it in the air and see what happens ;-)

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Here are links to this ParkJet & Spare LIPOs:

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF
https://www.tomtop.com/p-rm8974.html...roundcontrolrc

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF
https://www.rcmoment.com/p-rm8974.ht...roundcontrolrc

Here is a link to some batteries that will work as spares:

Eachine E010S Micro FPV RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 3.7V 150MAH 45C Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E01...47791920140372

Eachine E010S Upgrade 3.7V 240MAH 45C Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E01...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Playlist for this Micro Parkjet:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...xZLmppG01dVOzb


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 28, 2019 @ 08:08 AM | 1,331 Views


DustOff #4 - Zeta Z84 FPV Race Wing - Will it handle a much larger LIPO?

#Ground Control RC #Glue & Fly Series #Scratch Build Planes

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

The Z84 is a pretty nice Wing with a decent power system.
This version is the PNF that has a 2208 2600kv Motor, 30A ESC, and 5050 Prop.
I've found a 6040 Prop works much better than the stock 5050 Prop as it produces more thrust and is more efficient.

In this Flight I'm testing a new Landing Skid System and a much Larger LIPO.
I normally use these 3S 2200mah 25C LIPOs for my larger Planes but I'm using my smaller 3S LIPOs in the "Glue & Fly" Series F-22 Mini V3 today, so I hope this Wing can handle the 60-70 grams of additional weight ;-)

***Note the Setup & Tips Video for this Wing has already been posted.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQjpcpdKLm0

The KMP 6040 Composite Prop proved to provide a lot of thrust with good efficiency.
When I landed I still had 3.85v per cell ;-)
My new favorite Prop for this Wing.

***Note: I replaced the T-plug on mine with an XT60 Plug on the ESC

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Zeta Wing Wing Z-84 Z84 EPO 845mm Wingspan Flying Wing PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Wing-Wing-Z...47791920140372

Prop I use:

1pc KMP 6040 6X4E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-6X...47791920140372

A LIPO to use:

ZOP Power 3S 1500mAh 40C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug
https://usa.banggood.com/ZOP-Power-1...47791920140372

Gens Tattu 3S 1300mAh 45C Lipo Battery With XT60
https://www.banggood.com/Gens-Tattu-...47791920140372

Gaoneng GNB 3S 1300mAh 40C XT60 Plug Lipo Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Gaoneng-GNB...47791920140372

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


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 26, 2019 @ 12:22 PM | 598 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUP70kLWQJU

After (4) morning trips out to the area where I fly I finally had 45min to an hour of only 3-5mph wind ;-)
Let's blow some Dust Off!

The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Intermediate to Advanced.
Intermediate setup is a 2S Power System with 10 points more Dual-Rate than on a 3S Setup.
Advanced setup is a 3S Power System.
It's very docile on a 2S Power System, Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

Plans are available for Patrons!
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Here are links to the components:

Racerstar Racing Edition BR1407 3500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

Emax ES9251Ⅱ Upgrade Version 2.5g Plastic Micro Digital Servo
https://www.banggood.com/Emax-ES9251...47791920140372

TURNIGY Plush 10amp Speed Controller w/BEC
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=7704831703

GemFan Bull Nose 3545 GRP/Nylon Propellers CW/CCW Set Green (2 pairs)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/gemfan-b...asc=4386980317

Turnigy nano-tech 460mah 2S 25~40C Lipo
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=4415089965

Turnigy nano-tech 450mAh 3S 65C Lipo (E-flite Compatible Blade 180CFX EFLB4503SJ30)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-..._asc=251133636

OrangeRx R610V2 Lite DSM2 Compatible 6CH 2.4GHz Receiver w/CPPM (Version 2)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/orangerx...asc=5700704759


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 24, 2019 @ 07:25 AM | 848 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H52hYVCwGng

Actually, I think I'm performing these DustOff Flights before the dust even settles ;-)
Too much fun!

Here is a link to the Control Surface Delfections I use:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyK7vQoA5Do

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

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

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 | Sep 21, 2019 @ 09:19 AM | 668 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8647NpO9uc8

I was going to wait until the next episode of "The Pilot's Lounge" to post this information but thought I should post it while it's still fresh.

I have used the SkyRC D100 V1 Balance Charger for approx. 3 years now.
It has been a fantastic charger ;-)
So why did I get the V2 Charger?
Well, I have used my V1 a lot for the past 3 years and now the Stop Button is getting a bit problematic.
I have to depress the Stop Button in just the right spot to get it to actuate.
I suspect the Printed Circuit Board is worn under that button.
After contacting and getting a reply on the second email I sent to SkyRC I was told they had no spare printed circuit boards.
I suspect there are no spare parts for these chargers at all, so keep that in mind.

They are fantastic chargers and I like then a lot and will most likely be looking for another SkyRC Charger in the future when need arises.

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Here is a link to the Charger:

SKYRC D100 V2 AC DC Dual Balance Charger Discharger Power Supply
https://www.banggood.com/SKYRC-D100-...47791920140372

Here are links to Charging Cables & Adapters:

12AWG XT30/XT60/XT90 Plug to 4.0 Banana Plug Silicone Charging Cable for B6 AC Balance Charger
https://www.banggood.com/12AWG-XT30X...47791920140372

Multifunction Balance Charging Cable XT60 XT90 T Plug EC5 JST JR FUTABA Plug Adapter
https://www.banggood.com/Multifuncti...47791920140372

XT60/XT30/Fatshark/JST Plug Charger Cable XT60 Input for Battery Charger
https://www.banggood.com/XT60XT30Fat...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 19, 2019 @ 08:50 AM | 884 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTR27iJsBLY

I have over 200 flights on this Airframe and the Foam is starting to get a little weak where the Wing Plate meets the Fuselage.
I did not design this Airframe to have a Wing Spar, however, I did update the Plans to include a Wing Spar.
Needless to say, in order to get another 200 flights from this Airframe a Wing Spar is neccessary.
I Retrofitted a Carbon Slat Wing Spar (1mm x 3mm) into this Airframe.
This is my 1st Test Flight after this Modification.

Let's see if I did Good, or if I did Bad ;-)

Here's what it cost me to Build this Parkjet ;-)

Ground Control F22 Mini V2 – BNF Build $49.01 | PNF Build $38.42

That's pretty darn Cheap I'd say ;-)

I'd like to see a Factory Plane that inexpensive that can Fly this well ;-)

The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Beginner to Intermediate.
Beginner setup is a 2S Power System with a 6x4 Prop.
Intermediate setup is a 3S Power System with a 6x3 Prop.
It's a great Trainer on a 2S Power System, Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

Plans are available to Youtube Subscribers & Patrons!

If you would like a copy of the Plans & Associated Documents send an email to [email protected]
In the Email Subject enter: GFS F22 Mini V2 Plans
We will get them to you as soon as we can.
You're going to love it ;-)


See you in the Air!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 17, 2019 @ 09:26 AM | 1,772 Views


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

The Z84 is a pretty nice Wing with a decent power system.
This version is the PNF that has a 2208 2600kv Motor, 30A ESC, and 5050 Prop.
I've found a 6040 Prop works much better than the stock 5050 Prop as it produces more thrust and is more efficient.
Let's get it in the Air!

The KMP 6040 Composite Prop proved to provide a lot of thrust with good efficiency.
When I landed I still had 3.85v per cell ;-)
My new favorite Prop for this Wing.

The LIPO I used for this Flight was a ZOP 3S 1500mah 40C LIPO.

***Note: I replaced the T-plug on mine with an XT60 Plug on the ESC

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Zeta Wing Wing Z-84 Z84 EPO 845mm Wingspan Flying Wing PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Wing-Wing-Z...47791920140372

Props I use:

1pc KMP 6X3E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1pc-KMP-603...47791920140372

1pc KMP 6X4E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-6X...47791920140372

A LIPO to use:

ZOP Power 3S 1500mAh 40C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug
https://usa.banggood.com/ZOP-Power-1...47791920140372

Gens Tattu 3S 1300mAh 45C Lipo Battery With XT60
https://www.banggood.com/Gens-Tattu-...47791920140372

Gaoneng GNB 3S 1300mAh 40C XT60 Plug Lipo Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Gaoneng-GNB...47791920140372

CNHL BLACK SERIES 2200mAh 3S 30C 11.1V Lipo Battery 24.42WH XT60 Plug
https://www.banggood.com/CNHL-BLACK-...47791920140372

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


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 14, 2019 @ 12:23 PM | 1,188 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywNX1CloOFA

I still have the RacerStar SIC 2207 2688kv Motor installed for this Flight Session.
This is the 2nd Flight Session with the new Landing Skid System and so far so good ;-)

Here are links to the components:

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Racerstar SIC 2207 1888KV 2388KV 2688KV Brushless Motor - 2688KV
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-S...47791920140372

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

Racerstar BR2406S Green Edition 2600KV 2-4S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

Racerstar RS30A Lite 30A Blheli_S BB1 2-4S Brushless OPTO ESC (Converted | Primary)
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

DC-DC Converter Step Down Module UBEC 3A 5V (5V Version needed for Conversion of OPTO ESC)
https://www.banggood.com/DC-DC-Conve...47791920140372

Favourite FVT Swallow Series 30A 2-4S Brushless ESC With 5V 3A BEC For RC Airplane (Alternate)
https://www.banggood.com/Favourite-F...47791920140372

***You need a receiver to match your transmitter protocol (this receiver matches my transmitter protocol - DSM2/DSMX)
iRangeX RM601 2.4G 7CH Micro DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver With PPM Output - with pin
https://www....Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 12, 2019 @ 08:28 AM | 899 Views
Tip #28 - Z84 FPV Race Wing - Tips & Setup for a Successful Maiden Flight



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQjpcpdKLm0

The Z84 is a pretty nice Wing with a decent power system.
This version is the PNF that has a 2208 2600kv Motor, 30A ESC, and 5050 Prop.
I've found a 6040 Prop works much better than the stock 5050 Prop as it produces more thrust and is more efficient.
I will be testing my favorite Parkjet Prop on this Wing during my next Flight Session and I'll bet 6x3 Prop will perform better than the 6x4 ;-)

The KMP 6040 Composite Prop proved to provide a lot of thrust with good efficiency.
When I landed I still had 3.85v per cell ;-)
My new favorite Prop for this Wing.....until I have the results of the 6x3 ;-)

The Specified CG works well on this Wing and I setup for a Neutral Balance on the CG.
You will need a Prop Collet as the Rubber Band Prop Holder is not very good.
The Magnet for the Canopy is not very strong so I use a Velcro Strap to securely hold the Canopy in place.

***Note: I replaced the T-plug on mine with an XT60 Plug on the ESC

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Zeta Wing Wing Z-84 Z84 EPO 845mm Wingspan Flying Wing PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Wing-Wing-Z...47791920140372

Prop Collet - You will need the 3.17mm - 5mm

3mm/3.17mm Aluminum Bullet Prop Adapter Propeller Holder...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 10, 2019 @ 02:58 PM | 749 Views


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

I was installing the RacerStar SIC 2207 2688kv Motor in my "Glue & Fly" Series F-22 Mini V3 using the Prop Nut that came with the Motor and realized it wasn't going to work.
This Motor does not have a long enough shaft to use a 6x4 Prop with the Stock Prop Nut.
There was not enough of the Shaft beyond the 6x4 prop to allow the Stock Prop Nut to thread all the way down and so the Nylon Thread Lock was useless.
Luckily I had some Low Profile Lock Nuts / Prop Nuts on hand and that saved the day ;-)
Could you imagine not being able to perform Test Flights of a new Motor because the Stock Prop Nut wouldn't work with the Prop you're using?
I certainly don't want to have to wait for Low Profile Prop Nuts to arrive, that would take days or weeks!
Make sure you have some CW & CCW Low Profile Prop Nuts in your kit or supplies as you WILL eventually need them.

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Here are links to some Low Profile Lock Nuts / Prop Nuts:

5 PCS Gofly-RC M5 Aluminum Motor Screw Nuts Nylon Insert Self Lock CW/CCW for RC FPV Racing Drone - Red CW
https://www.banggood.com/5-PCS-Gofly...47791920140372

Aluminum Flange Low Profile Nyloc Nut M5 (4 Black CW & 4 Silver CCW)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/m5-alu-s...asc=5096350201

Aluminum Flange Low Profile Nyloc Nut M5 Silver (CW) 8pcs
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/m5-alu-s...asc=1358858863

Aluminum Flange Low Profile Nyloc Nut M5 Black (CCW) 8pcs
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/m5-alu-b..._asc=935174868


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 07, 2019 @ 09:13 AM | 1,334 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXwRqb6KhXg

This item is courtesy of Banggood!

OK! It time for the Pedal to meet the Metal!
Lets light the Afterburner and see what this Motor can do in a Test Flight.

I measured the 3S and 4S LIPOs after the Test Fights and both came down with 3.7v in the cells.
With the additional amp draw I'd say this motor will cut down the flight time by approx. 1 min.
You'll get a good 5 minute flight with this Motor as opposed to the 2406S or the 2508S RacerStar Motors that will get 6 minutes.
You will also get an additional 85-88 grams of thrust...you decide ;-)

The Motor was very toasty on 3S & 4S!

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Racerstar SIC 2207 1888KV 2388KV 2688KV Brushless Motor RC Drone FPV Racing MultiRotors - 2688KV
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-S...47791920140372

1pc KMP 6030 6X3E 6*3E High Efficiency Propeller for RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/1pc-KMP-603...47791920140372

My 4S LIPO

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

A comparable 4S LIPO

Tattu Funfly 1300mAh 14.8V 100C 4S1P Lipo Battery with XT60 Plug
https://www.banggood.com/Tattu-Funfl...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 05, 2019 @ 12:58 PM | 979 Views


Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTaQvGdxM18

The Z84 is a pretty nice Wing with a decent power system.
This version is the PNF that has a 2208 2600kv Motor, 30A ESC, and 5050 Prop.
I've found a 6040 Prop works much better than the stock 5050 Prop as it produces more thrust and is more efficient.
Let's get it in the Air!

The KMP 6040 Composite Prop proved to provide a lot of thrust with good efficiency.
When I landed I still had 3.85v per cell ;-)
My new favorite Prop for this Wing.

The LIPO I used for this Flight was a ZOP 3S 1500mah 40C LIPO.

***Note: I replaced the T-plug on mine with an XT60 Plug on the ESC

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Zeta Wing Wing Z-84 Z84 EPO 845mm Wingspan Flying Wing PNP
https://www.banggood.com/Wing-Wing-Z...47791920140372

Prop I use:

1pc KMP 6040 6X4E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-6X...47791920140372

A LIPO to use:

ZOP Power 3S 1500mAh 40C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug
https://usa.banggood.com/ZOP-Power-1...47791920140372

Gens Tattu 3S 1300mAh 45C Lipo Battery With XT60
https://www.banggood.com/Gens-Tattu-...47791920140372

Gaoneng GNB 3S 1300mAh 40C XT60 Plug Lipo Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Gaoneng-GNB...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Sep 03, 2019 @ 02:14 PM | 920 Views


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

Time to relax and have some fun with this Parkjet ;-)
Maybe learn a new trick or two in the process.
I'm amazed at the extremely wide flight envelope this Parkjet has and how stable it is.
When it's time to rebild this Pakjet I have a couple of changes in mind that will make it even better.
So much fun!

Here's what it cost me to Build this Parkjet ;-)

Ground Control F22 Mini V2 – BNF Build $49.01 | PNF Build $38.42

That's pretty darn Cheap I'd say ;-)

I'd like to see a Factory Plane that inexpensive that can Fly this well ;-)

The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Beginner to Intermediate.
Beginner setup is a 2S Power System with a 6x4 Prop.
Intermediate setup is a 3S Power System with a 6x3 Prop.
It's a great Trainer on a 2S Power System, Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

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You're going to love it ;-)


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