Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 29, 2019 @ 08:03 PM | 1,711 Views

Review - Micro Tundra Wheels - Too Cool for Nano Planes ;-)

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I was looking for some small foam wheels to use for front landing gear on my Mini Wings and Mini Parkjets.
I came across these Fat Micro Wheels which are half as wide as they are tall ;-)
The first thing that came to mind when finding these was "Nano Bush Plane" ;-)
It looks like I'm going to have another build this Winter but I just can't help myself ;-)
These wheels range in size from 16mm diameter to 85mm diameter.

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Posted by RC Roundtable | Oct 29, 2019 @ 07:24 PM | 1,678 Views
Episode 94: "California Dreamin" is now live!

In this episode, the gang is back together to talk about:
-Vintage Model Company (2:00)
-Expo West (12:30)
-FAA Chat (25:00)
-FV-31 feedback (32:35)
-Tugster lights (42:30)
-FnL fix (49:10)
-6x6 Crawler (57:00)
-Beaver update (1:04:50)

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We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, on twitter, or via email: [email protected].

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Posted by turboparker | Oct 29, 2019 @ 03:17 PM | 2,371 Views
Figured I'd do a review of RealFlight 9 with the Spektrum InterLink DX controller!

Minimum Recommended System
  • Windows® 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • Intel® Pentium® 1.0GHz or equivalent
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 10 GB Hard Drive Space
  • DVD Drive
  • 3D Accelerated Video with:
    • 32 MB Dedicated Video Memory
    • Fully DirectX® 9 compliant (Shader Model 2.0 or better)
  • InterLink DX, RealFlight compatible controller, or other Gamepad/Joystick
  • Internet connectivity required to download additional content and updates
Optimal System
For Best Graphical Performance:
  • Dual Core 2.4GHz CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 3D Accelerated Video with: 512 MB dedicated video memory
Multiplayer Requirements:
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Computer microphone for voice chat
InterLink® DX Controller Requirements:
  • USB Port
  • Compatible FM or FM-selectable transmitter (if using the interface mode)
VR Requirements:
  • Compatible with some VR sets (available separately). Check manufacturer's requirements for VR system use.
  • Works with both the Oculus Rift and HTC® Vive™ VR headsets
  • Online Activation Required

My previous version of RF is 6.5. My primary use of an RC sim is to keep my fingers working during our long Minnesota winters.

Platform: Homebrew PC with an AMD Phenom II 920 quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 video card w/4GB of RAM - running Win 7 Pro w/all current updates.

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Posted by UnknownForces RC | Oct 29, 2019 @ 11:10 AM | 2,195 Views
The Ghost Rabbit GR1 trailing arm is assembling (0 min 17 sec)

According to the production schedule most metal parts are either hardened and surface plated (parts made of tool steel) or anodized (aluminum parts) as the last processing step. Today carbon fiber inlays came in from the supplier, so we could proceed with the assembly of the Ghost Rabbit GR1. We started with completing the trailing arms...
Posted by gooniac33 | Oct 29, 2019 @ 10:44 AM | 2,394 Views
Huge shout out to Jeff's Custom RC for the detailed installation video of my LED afterburner set up for the Avios 90mm Mig-17


Posted by gooniac33 | Oct 29, 2019 @ 10:41 AM | 2,286 Views
Gotta send a huge THANK YOU out to Rich at RC Informer for doing a pretty detailed review of my set up for his Freewing 80mm F-14!! If you have any questions about how this works this pretty much explains it all!! Very detailed!

MOTIONRC FREEWING F-14 TOMCAT Gooniac centerburners INSTALLATION By: RCINFORMER (15 min 11 sec)

Posted by buzzle049 | Oct 29, 2019 @ 10:27 AM | 2,370 Views
Hi, my name is Ryan Underwood. I have been active in model airplanes more or less since I could form clear thoughts in my head. I have always been a designer/builder. Over my lifetime I have designed and built many model airplanes. I really got my start when I was stuck home with strep throat and a friendly neighbor delivered a kit to my house to give me something to do. It was a Sig Uncle Sam rubber powered stick and tissue model. Needless to say I felt much better. My dad had an old testors Spirit of '76 control line model on a shelf, and the glowplug was shot, so I saved up my lawn-mowing money and bought a blackwidow .049 to put in it and it flew successfully. I build probably a dozen 1/2a control line models and still have some of them. My uncle Bob was into RC, and at some point he gave me an old World AM radio and a great big stack of old model airplane magazines, that was a really big boost to my model airplane hobby. The first RC plane I built was a Honker Rocket that I built by redrawing it from the thumbnail plans in a RCModeler magazine. It flew successfully, and I had never with my own eyes saw a RC plane fly before. I built many 1/2a RC planes after that, and still have some of them. As I turned into a teen, the time I devoted to RC planes dwindled, I got married, had 5 kids, and the hobby was shelved for many years. I picked it up again thanks to a local hobby shop opening up, and the purchase of a GWS beaver. With time again, I expanded the hobby to include...Continue Reading
Posted by solentlife | Oct 29, 2019 @ 05:50 AM | 2,230 Views
I'm coming on soon to be 64yrs old and I have being flying models since about 6 - 7 yrs old ... I was youngest of three boys and my older brothers were into tow launched gliders and Control Line. I used to be the daft one who had to run the field towing up those gliders or get the 'wrath of brotherly love' descend on me !
But as soon as I could - it was into RC ... especially when I had no brothers at home to hold the C/L model while I picked up the lines ... Oh what a dance that was early days of RC ... never knowing if it would work or not. Hours spent fiddling about to end in failure at field.

But memory plays tricks and I look back at balmy days ... sunshine, gentle breeze ... beautiful days to go flying.

Today I have gear and models that you know as long as you setup correct - will fly and fly again. No longer a wing and a prayer ... but what happened to the weather ?
Now we seem to lurch from one extreme to another ... the number of suitable flying days are so few that it makes me wonder if I will fly again.

Are we now suffering Global Warming affecting our hobby ? I certainly do not remember so many lost weekends to weather as now. I admit that the weather limits are lower now for me than in past. Because I was in UK - the wind and weather was always 'breezy' and we lived with it ... but models then were more robust, heavier. Today models are lighter, more skeletal and do not suffer the wind so well.

Maybe its time to start resurrecting some of the older construction methods and more robust models ?
Posted by alex111 | Oct 29, 2019 @ 05:43 AM | 1,849 Views
My rc tug boat
Posted by alex111 | Oct 29, 2019 @ 05:41 AM | 1,844 Views
My boat room
Posted by alex111 | Oct 29, 2019 @ 05:40 AM | 1,613 Views
One of my fishing boat
Posted by alex111 | Oct 29, 2019 @ 05:37 AM | 1,618 Views
My model of kookaburra Queen 1 going for a run
Posted by JENNIFERZHOU | Oct 29, 2019 @ 02:11 AM | 1,756 Views
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Posted by phyngineer | Oct 29, 2019 @ 01:17 AM | 1,908 Views
The drone industry boom swept the world, and the domestic market was “savagely growing”

In the past five years, the speed of expansion of global drones has been very rapid, and the growth rate of output and output value has been above 50%. By 2018, the global production of drones reached 4.61 million, and the output value increased to 8.17 billion US dollars. China's drones have developed into a globally advantageous industry, especially in the field of civilian drones, which has an absolutely dominant position in the world, accounting for more than 70% of the market. In the past five years, a large number of UAV industrial chain related enterprises have emerged in China. By 2018, the number of enterprises has reached 5,513, and the sales volume has exceeded 3 million. The market scale has exceeded 40 billion yuan, and the growth rate has remained at a high level of 50%. Savage growth."

UAV is a new round of industrial revolution hotspots, industry investment is hot

In China, there are emerging benchmarks such as DJI, MMC, Ehang, EWATT, XAGi and Zero Tech; and technology giants such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Samsung, Tencent and Xiaomi have also deployed the application and development of drones; Heavy-duty, Leibai Technology, Longxin GM, Zongshen Power, AVIC Electromechanical, AVIC and other listed companies have deployed civil drones through independent research and development, mergers and acquisitions, industry-university-research cooperation, and...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Oct 28, 2019 @ 11:28 PM | 2,227 Views
Turnigy V3 thrust stand .. (1 min 57 sec)

Quick and dirty video showing the thrust stand in use ...

I checked the thrust results :

The way I did it was the cheap nasty and EASY way .
I have digital scales , so I just powered up the test stand , powered up the scales .
Zeroed the scales , and then applied the scales directly to the test stand ..

Then I could compare both digital read outs ..
This is by no means laboratory accurate , but as near as I could tell the test stand was replicating the force from the digital scales .

So the test stand looks to give real world results .



Part 3