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Posted by Tom Hunt | Today @ 06:24 PM | 43 Views
Hello fellow modelers.

Though I have seen a few multi-engine foam models released recently with removable outer panels, I wished that had done it on the Flightline F7F. Despite the nice multi-connector provided to make it easier to assemble the model at the field, it is still a pain to snake the wires (servos and power) into the fuselage each time. I do not yet know of the reliability of mulit-con, but my philosophy is: "if it doesn't need to be done... don't do it!".

So, to that end I decided to cut the wings off at the scale fold-joint on the model and re-install the outer panels with two simple servo connectors for the ailerons and lights.

Lets get started.

First you must take off the nacelles and then remove the tape covering over the wire troughs. With the bare wing on your bench you can proceed with the surgury.

I am sorry i did not actually get any pictures of me sawing off the wing, but the process is simple. You should use a brand new long edge knife for the foam (like the kind where you break off the end piece to reveal an new sharp edge) and then use a new fine tooth exacto saw to cut thru the spar tube.
Posted by ronaldopn | Today @ 05:27 PM | 72 Views
12th flight of my new bird, still mixing and playing with CG but I'm already loving it. I may write a build log for it since I took lots of pictures during assembly.
Sorry for the background noise but a club member was breaking his new nitro engine in.
Sorry also for the sharp cut at the end but my camera battery died right before landing.
Ronaldo
Skyline Raven 30cc (4 min 49 sec)

Posted by LUTEPLAYER | Today @ 05:26 PM | 71 Views
Has anyone tried to connect HobbyEagle A3 to a 6 channel receiver when all channels are in use ie Ail,Elev,Thro,Rud,Gear,Flaps
I understand that the A3 needs a power supply to the mode connection which could be taken from the bind socket on the rx using only the feed and ground connections
As I understand from the A3 manual, if the mode connection is not assigned to a channel on the tx then it will work on the pre-set mode for mode 1 position which could be the normal or even auto balance mode? which is the one I want to use
Anybody tried this set up or similar, I have used the A3 on a 4 channel plane and assigned the two spare channels for mode and gain adjustment on the tx, I do like the straight forward set up of the A3 particularly the program card which is very useful when the laptop is at home!
Any comments appreciated
John
Posted by Bunnyshooter223 | Today @ 01:19 PM | 257 Views
I do not have an ultrasonic cleaner. I use a plastic tub i bought at GoodWill for cheap...

The tub is large enough to cover a small disassembled engine (saito fa-56 size) with one bottle of LA's Totally Awesome Cleaner.
May need another bottle for a medium engine (.91). Or just turn air-exposed parts over for soak. Depends on container size, skinny and tall will cover more.

Always have extra bottles of cleaner, $1 at Dollar Tree. You may want Q-Tips or pipe cleaners for carbs and intakes.
Will need a towel, an old rag for drying, paper towels, and 3-in-1 oil (or your preference--oil the entire engine after cleaning)

Let metal parts soak for 30 minutes to an hour (or so). If you are going to clean plastic parts, there is a dilution scale on the side of the LA's Totally Awesome Cleaner bottle. I do not put o-rings or gaskets in the cleaner.

I soaked a disassembled FA-45 carb (some plastic parts) in un-diluted LA's cleaner for about an hour and it turned out very... clean! This was before i saw the dilution scale...

It's simple. Yet takes me about 3 hours (thumpers). I prefer to take my time during assembly. No need to rush, then you lose teflon spacers in white shag carpet

(2-strokes are quicker to assemble but not a big deal)
Posted by NashVegas | Today @ 12:51 PM | 234 Views
Finally completed my 91" Laser build with custom graphics from Andy's Folienwelt in Germany. Powered by a DA-70 with two-into-one header and single MTW canister.

91" Laser - DA-70 (0 min 22 sec)

Posted by Blaze0021 | Today @ 11:24 AM | 292 Views
This is the first 4S Test Flight of my Durafly Me 163 Komet 950mm PNF.

Hobbyking Durafly Me 163 Komet 950mm PNF 4S-Powered Test Flight (4 min 34 sec)

As I thoroughly enjoyed the flight characteristics of the RocHobby Swift and Durafly EFXtra, I decided to get my Durafly Me 163 Komet up to speed as well. I was definitely in for a surprise when I made the switch to 4S, as I now consider this plane to be ridiculously fast for its size. More fine-tuning with the rates / throws will be required on future flights as the controls are a lot more sensitive on 4S speeds.

Using the Hitec Energy Sport 60-Amp ESC / APC 5.5x4.5 Speed 400 Electric Propeller setup and powered by a Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C, I measured 38.1-amps max static with 586 watts on the Eflite Power Meter. The Nerf Vortex Whistle adds a unique sound during flight and was installed by drilling a hole on the circular canopy hatch indent and is secured by GE Type II Silicone. The Pretty Woman Designer Nails Set: Stiletto Shape / Long Length that I found at Walmart are also the perfect shape to protect the vulnerable painted foam wing tip bumps that are commonly scratched during landings, and are glued on with Loctite 5-Minute Epoxy. Lastly, the airframe finish is protected with 2 coats of Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic.

MULTIMEDIA:

Hobbyking Durafly ME-163 Komet 950mm PNF (Red Edition): https://hobbyking.com/en_us/durafly-...m-pnf-red.html

RC Groups Durafly ME-163 Komet Main Thread: https://www....Continue Reading
Posted by vic_man_fpv | Today @ 11:08 AM | 275 Views
FPV video resumen del 2017 - vicmanfpv (4 min 19 sec)


Amigos/as este puede ser tal vez mi último vídeo este año, y me gustaría hacer un vídeo resumen de todas las aventuras que he compartido junto a mis amigos del equipo "Flypepino" y que he tenido gracias a este bonito deporte. Dar las gracias a todos mis compis y deseando que llegue este 2018 que viene cargado de más aventuras, carreras y experiencias FPV!. Feliz año nuevo a todos amigos/as!!!

Friends, this may be my last video this year, and I would like to make a video summary of all the adventures I have shared with my friends of the "Flypepino" team and I have had because of this beautiful sport. To thank all my buddies and looking forward to this 2018 that comes loaded with more adventures and FPV experiences!. Happy new year to all friends!

Componentes / Components:
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Kakute F4 AIO:
https://www.banggood.com/Holybro-Kak...3746802201602W

EFAW Aether frame:
www.efaw.shop
http://www.fireairwater.com/product/...v=3a1ed7090bfa

T-Motor F40 PRO 2400KV:
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pieces-T-...3746802201602W

T-Motor F30A V2:
https://www.banggood.com/T-Motor-F30...3746802201602W

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Mis redes / My social networks:
twitter: @vic_man_fpv
instagram: @vic_man_fpv
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicmanfpv

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Música/Music:
Música/Music:
Song: Ship Wrek, Zookeepers & Trauzers - Vessel [NCS Release]
Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
Watch:youtu.be/PXf4rkguwDI
Download/Stream: http://ncs.io/VesselCr
Posted by davidterrell80 | Today @ 10:51 AM | 312 Views
Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS): Key Concepts forNew Users

From Jan. 22 to Feb. 4, Embry-Riddle Worldwide will offera free, two-week course on drone operation. Registration opened yesterday.

https://worldwide.erau.edu/massive-open-online-courses


Posted by craytech | Today @ 09:44 AM | 340 Views
GnarlyFPV's Blitz Spec motors The Fastest 716s on the Block (3 min 15 sec)


Hello everyone welcome back.

Today's video has me really excited. I have been on a mission to find faster 716 brushed motors. Well my mission is over. Thank you GnarlyFPV. These are the Blitz SPec motors. They are by far the fastest 716s I have flown. First launch sent me straight into the ceiling. That hasn't happened in a long time. I installed these motors into my BetaFPV Beta 65s. I also traded out my triblade props for some of their 4 blade props.

These motors are compatible with
Eachine E011
BoldClash Bwhoop
BetaFPV Beta 65s
JJRC H67
and any other micro quad that runs 716 motors.


Pick up some GnarlyFPV Bllitz Spec motors today
https://gnarlyfpv.com/collections/be...-game-changers



Check out my video on how to build and maintain your Tiny Whoop.
How to Build and Maintain your Tiny Whoop (35 min 33 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Fitz Walker | Today @ 09:17 AM | 340 Views
I revisit my childhood with the classic Electricub
Electricub II Flight Review | HobbyView (8 min 39 sec)

Posted by Barts_Hangar | Today @ 02:00 AM | 749 Views
Check out this incredible model the "Detroit Miss" P-51 Mustang Warbird, seen here flying at the BRCM annual warbirds over the bay event. Gotta love the scale rivets, attention to detail, and placards on this historic fighter! Absolutely breathtaking seeing work like this show up at flying fields, and even more breathtaking is the flight that you can check out in this video! Subscribe for more model airplane action coming your way

Stunning P-51 Mustang "Detroit Miss" flight (BRCM Warbirds over the Bay) | GIANT RC FLYING MODEL (4 min 45 sec)

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Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 11:46 PM | 794 Views
This is the outdoor flight review video for the XK X130-T RTF Micro FPV Race Drone. It is a user friendly setup for the first-time FPVer, much like the MJX Bugs 6, only much smaller and less expensive.

XK X130-T RTF Micro FPV Race Drone - Outdoor Maiden Flights (5 min 10 sec)

Review Notes:
- An easy to use RTF package
- A good beginner FPV package
- Handles wind well
- The video looked surprisingly good through my Fat Sharks
- Carbon Fiber Frame
- True 5.8 GHZ FPV
- Stability and Acro Mode
- High and low rates
- Long flight times (8 minutes)
- Readily available batteries
- A great value
- Compatible with BS - FHSS protocol radios
- The range was good with my Fat Shark FPV Goggles
- It was very fun to fly

Cons
- The antenna is vulnerable and delicate
- The props are very bendy and fragile (The curled a little in the cold air during the outdoor flights)
- The elevation dropped more quickly in forward flight than expected for the pitch
- It is 1S, so there is a ceiling on power
Posted by Reteeph | Yesterday @ 08:05 PM | 875 Views
Posted by yosemitez | Yesterday @ 07:14 PM | 907 Views
taranis flight log of rfmd and rqly on 12.11.17 echt
Posted by biglombo | Yesterday @ 07:12 PM | 909 Views
FPV FREESTYLE | Crane inspection | ROME IT (2 min 48 sec)


Two cranes must be inspected in a cold sunday...let's do it!!!

Camera: Xiaomy Yi - with SuperView script

I hope you enjoy and please subscribe my channel! http://bit.ly/2y4wZgh

Find me on facebook:
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Posted by pick013 | Yesterday @ 06:10 PM | 931 Views
Successful float test of the fire boat today....still a lot to do on it before it's finished...
Posted by retrowing | Yesterday @ 05:43 PM | 955 Views
Dear all, I am in trying to discover the name/builder of the attached plane.
Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 04:04 PM | 1,005 Views
Howdy people

allright.. not Really a RC proeduct in this thread, eventhough I do regularly use this phone when flying a video-quad
So.. I recently ordered up a new Smartphone from Gearbest. Originally I had not really planed on doing a review of it, but the other reviews I came across omitted some crucial info.. So I decided to do a review of it anyway

Link to this phone: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 5.99 inch smartphone (256 GB version)

DutchRC - Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Smartphone Review (256GB version) (23 min 6 sec)


Specifications
screen size: 5.99 inch
resolution: 2160 x 1080
CPU: Spapdragon 2.45Ghz Octacore
Memory: 6 GB
Storage: 256 GB
Battery: 3400 mAh
OS: Android 7.1.1
Camera: 12 MP single lens
Bluetooth: 5.0
GPS: GPS & GLONASS
Interface: USB-C