Posted by ernie b | Today @ 08:40 PM | 547 Views
I may have found the solution to the A2 reading for our DLGs which are using a single cell LiPo and voltage booster as the A2 or Ain2 analog voltage input needs a reduced voltage to be able to determine the LiPo voltage. No one wants to install the FrSky Battery Voltage Sensor (FBVS-01) sensor from Aloft Hobbies as most DLGs just don't have enough room for this device which is a simple voltage divider capable of from 1-3 cell LiPo. We only need to cut the voltage in half, from 4.2 to 2.1 and use the correct multiplier in the OpenTX Sensor menu.
I went to American Science and Surplus this morning after flying and purchased some 10K ohm resistors 25 cents each and made a super tiny voltage divider for a 1 cell application and so far the test on the ELF is spot on.
So far the prototype seems to be exactly what we are looking for, a sub-miniature voltage divider of 2 10K ohm resistors soldered onto the booster weighing .5 grams and .085" thick by .186" wide.
Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 11:10 AM | 5,219 Views
Halloa RC people

as many of you will know I like building quads, and just as you might do: when I find components that WORK I keep using them for new builds..
This time however I wanted to try electronics from Foxeer.. Partly because it could be more interesting for You as well...

In this case it's the well known Predator v5 but I am using a VTX I've never used: the TBS Unify Pro32 nano....

Foxeer Predator 5 + TBS Unify Pro32 Nano + Foxeer Lollipop (Last Samurai Build Project) - FPV SETUP (10 min 26 sec)

Foxeer Micro Predator 5:

TBS Unify Pro32 Nano:

Foxeer Micro Lollipop ufl:

Other components for this build

Rotorama Samurai Pro frame:

Foxeer Reaper ESC:

Foxeer F722 mini:

RCinpower Wasp Major 22.6-6.6 1860kv:

DALprop (new) Cyclone T5146.5 racing prop:

Frsky XM+ receiver:
Posted by lawrence4 | Today @ 08:35 AM | 5,729 Views
Plan Download from:

Wingspan : 75 cm
Length : 50 cm
Surface : 9,3 dm²
Weight : 280 g
Wing loading : 30 g/dm²
Motor : Speed 280
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 05:03 AM | 6,251 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Un peu mieux pour moins cher ! Après un grand Top avec le Novice IV, puis un gros FLOP avec le Wizard X220 V2, EACHINE remonte encore dans mon estime avec cette amélioration de la TX16S Hall ! La Radiomaster était déjà Excellente mais le "On peut toujours mieux faire" trouve aujourd'hui tout son sens. En effet, avec cette association des deux marques, on a conservé le meilleur et ajouté quelques petites touches anodines mais qui ajoutent en ergonomie. En bref, je valide bien sur !!! ... Prenez soin de vous et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

Eachine TX16S / Tuto ECOLAGE - Review Test Démo - Mieux pour moins cher !!! (37 min 13 sec)

NOTATAZ : 18.5/20 Très bonne radio multi protocoles !!!

- Eachine TX16S HALL (Coupon BGEachine10 ) :
- Radiomaster TX16S + Crossfire et RX ( BGB38FC7 ) :
- Radiomaster TX16S + Crossfire (coupon Parts8 ) :
- Radiomaster TX16S MAX (coupon Parts8 ) :
- Radiomaster TX16S HALL (Coupon Parts8 ) :
- Radiomaster TX16S simple(Coupon Parts8 ) :
- Batterie 2S 5000mah Li-ion :
- Pièces détachées :
- 2 piles NCR18650GA 3.6V 3500mAh :
- Stick aluminium :
- Sangle tour de coup :
- Sangle d'épaule :
- Ma carte SD (contenu) :...Continue Reading
Posted by benjamin presten | Today @ 03:31 AM | 7,908 Views
Waco F-2: I had a different airplane planned today but the F-2 came up in the comments yesterday (on instagram not RcGroups) so I thought I’d cover it. This is a confusing type to differentiate because of Waco’s identification system. If someone refers to it as the “F series” of Wacos then it gets lumped in with the UPF-7, YMF-5, RNF and everything in between. So the “F-2” here refers to the UBF and QCF which are the most common of the F-2 series and are almost identical. There are other variants of this series but they all share the same airframe as either the UBF or QCF.

The F-2 series was an offering in the three seat open cockpit biplane market from Waco in the early 1930s. It was powered by a variety of engines, but the UBF and QCF models were by far the most common, powered by a Continental A-70 radial. The only difference between the UBF and QCF were minor changes in the wing design. Continental actually purchased on of the very early QCFs to test the first A-70 radial on and do development testing on it. This particular example of the QCF has just undergone a complete restoration and now belongs to Chris Galloway.

The F-2s were set apart from other Waco designs by several things. The UPF-7 and RNF were both two seat designs and the YMF-5 was a much later and somewhat larger design which incorporated almost all new parts. The F-2s had a short nose, usually with a beautiful speed ring around the engine. They also had a totally different landing gear than the UPF...Continue Reading
Posted by saucerguy | Today @ 03:01 AM | 9,114 Views
Patriots, holding up their American flags and asking for the presidents at the time's help by name as well. We can only pray God helps them, where ever they are, but we cannot forget, nor ignore what happened in the aftermath!
These people, on this American Flag Day, many of whom were arrested, imprisoned or who knows how dark it goes as to what happened to them, but we as the American people cannot forget them. They hold not only our flag, for our nation, but also for what it represents, freedom, justice, opportunity, dignity, for all people. We need to be reminded from time to time of what we take for granted. These people, many of which are no more for simply holding up that flag, are what it took to create our country, way of life and example of all of these positive and good traits.
This United States Army Veteran Salutes these people, facing impossible odds and bravery above and beyond, they deserve our recognition and admiration in the courage they have shown. Do not forget them!
Posted by old4570 | Today @ 01:17 AM | 11,688 Views
And by fails - I mean fails to bind !
I have a Micro heli - My very first one ! & I lost the controller for it .
Not that I want to fly it anymore ! - But I do want to pull out the flight control board and turn it into a small glider
Butt ! I cant do that if I cant control the flight control board .
So I burned some time trying all the protocols to get a bind .

Fail 2 = Joyways Invader Wing .
Actually I have already pulled the Rx out and replaced it with a new Rx and brushed ESC so I could fly the wing .
Original factory Tx & Rx combo was so bad , I renamed the model Crash Invader .
Well that Tx & Rx are in my motor glider project and are still a PITA to use . Even thought the motor glider is slow and stable .
I did hope the Tx16 had a protocol to cover said Rx , butt alas no !

About 90 minutes of my life flushed away .

I really do wish that manufacturers would standardise their protocols a little more .
Simply because some of the ( many / many ) toy transmitters are just complete rubbish . And the ability to bind to a hobby grade transmitter could very well be the saving grace for what otherwise would be a complete rubbish experience ( as in bound for the rubbish bin ) .
I remember binding my V911 heli to my 9x Transmitter . Chalk and cheese .. On the 9x , it was just a completely different animal . Well behaved and responsive while the factory Tx was vague and just a PITA to use .
Oh well ! I just might have to throw that little heli in the rubbish , it's just collecting dust !
Posted by | Today @ 12:32 AM | 12,001 Views
Here is my review of the new and improved teeny tiny 1/76 RC car from Turbo Racing that I did with two of my sons. This is based on the C71 Corvette.

This tiny RC car is smaller than a hotwheels car and as you expect will run in even the smallest places. It has full proportional steering and throttle plus transmitter-controller lights which is hard to believe on something this small. This little thing is a lot of fun but I'd imagine 2 or more would make it even better. I'm nervous about durability purely because of size but it seems to be holding up so far.

Turbo Racing C71 1/76 Micro RC Car Review (13 min 23 sec)

Posted by decreale | Yesterday @ 08:28 PM | 13,420 Views
I have the extreme flight Vanquish, Edge 540, Pantera and Velox. I recently purchased a Precision Aerobatics XR 61. I must say I prefer extreme flight airplanes. The basic reason is they are easier to assemble. They are less complicated. I don’t like having to glue the motor box to the airframe that should already be done. Based on the video I saw the instructor was Gluing the entire motor box before he glued it to the airframe
Posted by beamrc123 | Yesterday @ 07:35 PM | 5,707 Views
Beam550 Aquila Helicopter
- Swash Servo -

-Excellent tail control performance !! Beam 615MG Tail Servo included -

- Speed : 0.053sec(6.0V), 0.04sec(8.4V)

- Torque :,

- Frequency : 760Pulse, 560hz

- Motor -

- Excellent stability !! Hobbywing 100A ESC included -

- High quality!! Switch Main Blade(553mm) & Tail Blade(86mm) included -

- Kit Feature -

553mm Main Blade is suitable for 550 Class Flybarless Kit.

Very light!! Battery(6S 5000mAh ) included flight weight 3Kg.(Battery excluded, Kit/canopy 2.25Kg)

When the kit is lighter, the burden on the battery is reduced and the desired start is possible with low RPM.

Very light !! but not weak!! With a compact Kit design, light weight and Kit stiffness at once..

Convenience!! Inside the frame, a power connector that was hanging dirty on the hanging kit..

You can attach the connector without removing the canopy.

Beam Made!! Metal work own production.

All aluminum parts are made after precision CNC machining using 100% domestic high grade aluminum (AL 6061) material.

● Flybarless System Head.

● 0, 12, -12 pitch guidelines.

● Turnbuckle pitch control Load.

● Precision CNC machining, Swash Assembly.

● Precision Injection herringbone main gear.

● Precision Injection belt Pully.

● Power Connector XT 150 Mount...Continue Reading
Posted by benjamin presten | Yesterday @ 07:14 PM | 13,847 Views
Curtiss-Wright Travel Air CW-16:

The last in the lineup of Curtiss-Wright Travel Air biplanes was the CW-16. The CW-16 was very similar to the CW-12 series. It retained the same wings, tail feathers and landing gear. The major difference was the exchange of the fuselage for a three seat configuration. The last version, the 16E also received significantly more power than the others with a 165hp Wright J-6-5 engine. The Wright J-6-5 was a 5 cylinder radial similar to the Kinner series, but it had the addition of a supercharger. This is a very rare engine these days since only around 500 were built.

The CW-16 suffered the same era issues as the rest of the series, open cockpit biplanes just weren’t selling during the depression and a very limited market was found in the US for this airplane with only 13 of them making it onto the US registry. However, there was a market outside the US for them. A total of 46 CW-16s were exported. Fifteen went to both Argentina and Brazil, nine went to Ecuador, six more went to Columbia and three found their way to Bolivia.

These exports were used as trainers as the wide front cockpit did still retain a set of controls. The ones sold inside the US were all civilian however and were presumably used for sport flying. Some of them even sported floats. Today a handful remain alive although they don’t seem to pop up too much at air shows. The Creve Coeur Aircraft Restoration Museum has one on display in Argentinian markings....Continue Reading
Posted by beamrc123 | Yesterday @ 07:14 PM | 5,698 Views
Archon SE Full Pack kit

※ We start shipping this Package on Friday, May 14.

Beam Archon SE Servo Pack(Full Pack)

-Archon SE Kit ( Full Package)(Gyro is not Included)

-Beam Made-

This Archon SE is an Upgraded Helis by maximizing Archons strengths and applying feedback from the users.

You can experience an excellent flight performance by using a 473mm Main blade and 80mm tail blade.
(6S 3000mah~3300mah, 520g You can use a battery less than 520g.)

- Kit Features -
● Mini Swash Servo Type Frame.
● FBL Head System.
● One Peace Tail Houguing & Metal Tail Control System.
● Metal Tail Servo Mount.
● White One Peace Landing Strut.
● 140T Main Gear & 84T Belt Pulley.
● 80mm White Tail Blade Included.
● It includes Zero Setting Tool for convenient neutral setting..
● Without Manual. (Go to Manual)
● It includes 3pieces Beam 413MG Swash Servo .

- Power : 6.0 ~ 8.4v
- Speed : 0.095sec / 60Degrees ~ 0.075sec / 60Degrees
- Torque : ~
● It include1piece, Beam 416MG Tail Servo.

- Power : 6.0 ~ 8.4v
- Speed : 0.06sec / 60Degrees ~ 0.045sec / 60Degrees
- Torque : ~

● It has Hobbywing 100A ESC .
● BMH4015-1470KV BLDC Motor Included.
Posted by Reckless_fpv | Yesterday @ 05:17 PM | 14,293 Views
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 01:02 PM | 15,637 Views
A rare moment when Elon photographed it as something besides window dressing behind his girlfriend. She's only easy on the eyes in his own mind. Engine positions are clearly visible. At times, it seemed the 20 outer engines might all mount on the tank dome, but now they're clearly mounting on the ring with the nozzles protruding outside. The feedlines attach to the thrust puck. Inside the aft section is a forest of tubes bringing methane from the downcomer to all 29 engines.

What look like gridfin holes are actually reflections. The left section goes on top of the aft section & stores oxygen. The completed ship on the right is probably going to be torn down.
Posted by Draven | Jun 14, 2021 @ 07:27 PM | 26,199 Views
No, I didn't build this balsa plane from scratch. It's an ARF. So sue me.

Yes, it's electric not nitro. So sue me.

No, it's not Eflite/Axi/Hacker. It uses Hobbywing/SunnySky parts. So sue me.

It flies great. That's all that matters.

Fly-by video
Sig Kadet Senior Sport Maiden - FlyBy (0 min 15 sec)

  • SunnySky X V3 4120 - 430kv Motor
  • Xoar 16x10 Prop
  • HobbyWing V5 FlyFun 100A ESC
  • Hitec 485-HB Servos
  • Liperior 6s 5000mah 35c

Posted by benjamin presten | Jun 14, 2021 @ 03:56 PM | 26,801 Views
Curtiss-Wright Travel Air CW-14: Between the CW-12 and the CW-16, things at the Curtiss-Wright factory got racey looking and we are lucky to have the fruit of that era.

The CW-14 series was intended to fill the higher performance market than the CW-12. It looked similar but shared almost no parts. The wings were totally redesigned with a new higher performance airfoil and had Frise ailerons. The fuselage was also redesigned and in standard configuration allowed two people in the front cockpit. The landing gear was longer and used pneumatic struts for suspension. The engine was housed in a NACA style cowling unlike most of the CW-12s. Inside that cowling was a variety of Wright Whirlwind series engines ranging in power from 240 to 420hp. And lastly, the tail feathers also got a redesign to handle more speed and power.

The CW-14 found it’s main market as a foreign military airplane. The airplane was heavily used by Bolivia in the Chaco war against Paraguay. These airplanes were configured with single control sets in the front cockpit and a swiveling turret in the rear cockpit. They also had a forward firing machine gun that was housed under the cowling and fired through the prop. Lastly, they were fitted with bomb racks for up to 250lbs of bombs.

Bolivia received 20 of these airplanes during the war and many others went in smaller groups to other South American countries. The total production number is unknown but it was at least 38 airplanes, most of which were...Continue Reading
Posted by Reckless_fpv | Jun 14, 2021 @ 03:11 PM | 26,799 Views