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Posted by Thomas B | Today @ 03:24 PM | 1 Views
I have not done well at keeping up my blog.

Planning my event calendar for the rest of the year.

Upcoming events that I am planning to attend.

So far this year, I have been to:

Warbirds over Benbrook on May 19
SMALL in Littke Rock is n May 29-June 3 (arrived early)
Warbirds over Texas near Frisco on June 8-9


Denton Swap Meet on Aug 4.
FW Thunderbird float fly on Aug 5.
Sky Tigers Float Fly in Maumelle on Aug 25.
Southwestern Jet Rally in Waco on Sept 6-7 (have to leave early).
District 8 AMA fly in at GSW on Sept 8.
BEST in New Waverly, TX on Oct 5-7
Fall SMALL in Little Rock on Oct 13-15
TEX at Thunderbird Field on Oct 20 (I am the CD)
Flite Fest Texascat Apache Pass Nov 1-3 (have to leave early)
FW Thunderbirds Winter Float Fly on Nov 4.

Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions about these events.
Posted by MR.Bacon | Today @ 03:04 PM | 13 Views
i have nine batterys 600 mah and 750mah for 2 inch and 3 inch,lots of props like 10 sets for 2 inch and parts like 8 motors maker fire and babyhawk and 8 esc,like bay hawk esc and otheir type how much do you guys think it is worth.
how much you guys will think to buy in a bundle.
Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 01:04 PM | 70 Views
Halloa guys

yes sir.. I've got me a couple of new quads in, and the concept of them is more interesting in itself then just these quads.. These are 4-inch quads, and that is obviously nothing new.. These aren't the powerhouses we've come to expect though, and I think it's good to at least Try this approach

An intro:

The Italiën Job - A Different Concept For FPV Racing Quads - P1: Introduction (17 min 17 sec)

Posted by mwhidden | Today @ 09:08 AM | 883 Views
My daughter and I won the raffle at our local club meeting, and the prize was a 1976 Mark's Models Wanderer balsa glider kit. I've built a number of multirotors of all sizes and one FliteTest foamboard plane, but never anything of balsa, so this is a bit of a learning experience.

So far I've got the pre-cut ribs separated from their sheets and organized, and all the ribs for the inner part of the left wing glued between the leading and trailing edges.

Some of the ribs needed their spar notches deepened slightly to lay flush with the bottom of the wing. The inner 3 ribs threw me off until I realized that there is 1/16" balsa sheeting applied top and bottom, so these ribs are 1/16" shy of flush both top and bottom.

At this point I'm beginning to build the outer wing panel, which will be angled up (polyhedral) from the inner wing panel. I'm a bit nervous about getting all the angles right and how to get all the butt joints to meet tightly.
Posted by Prof100 | Today @ 06:59 AM | 967 Views
Bought it when it was $50 off for $229 (Fatherís Day 2018).

Assembly was easy like most Horizon products. While portly (i.e., heavy) at 45 ounces the speed is less than the 1100 mm Elev Hobby T28.

With the included AS3X the $229 price is better than the 11H T28 ($150) when you factor in the $20 8 channel RX, $20 Castle Creations 10 amp UBEC and a $65 Guardian Stabilizer.

First three flights off pavement went well. The fourth was off grass and the prop hooked the grass, the plane tumbled and it was damaged. Damage was straightforward and not catastrophic. Prop was broken, left main retract pulled out of the wing and the nose gear retract gear/ screw was bent. I rebuilt the nose gear, glued the left main back in place and replaced the prop. See photos for what was done.

Landings can be an adventure with the wire struts and fairly hard foam tires. Since the Wheels/tires are pretty hard they will be replaced with low bounce wheels. Nose gear was first with an installation of a 2.25 inch dia Dubro low bounce wheel. This required some Dremel relief work to accommodate the larger size tire. The mains will use Dave Brown Lite Flite lightweight low bounce wheels. MotionRC has an assortment.
Posted by dys123 | Today @ 04:21 AM | 1,087 Views
Hello,Guys. Great news to share with you.DYS released the NEW Blheli_32Bit 4 in 1 ESC,The Aria F45A.

The DYS Blheli_32Bit 4 IN 1 ESC F45A 3-5S Dshot 1200 ESC W/LED is a 32bit ESC Features the latest generation Blheli_32 firmware, and it support the newest DShot 1200 protocol.The 32bit archetecture enables the ESC to run at incredible speeds resulting in better performance, faster input signals and lower latecny compared to older 8bit ESCs.

The ESCs are light weight and compact in size, saving weight and making builds easy and neat.The ESC features new BLHeli_32 firmware pre-installed on them.

Below is spec for the Aria F45A ( 4 in 1 ESC)
Input voltage:3-5S Lipo
BEC: 5V/3A & 9V/1.5A
Weight:19.8g(without battery wire)
Cont Current(A):45A
Burts Current(A)>10S:50A

◆ With 32bit ARM Cortex MCU STM32F051 48MHZ micro processor, throttle 2048 resolution ratio,strong anti-interference capacity.
◆ Built-in two BEC 9V / 1.5A and 5V/ 3A.
◆ The telemetry port and on-board current meter of the ESC can use the flat cable and it will test the current,voltage and power etc.
◆Built-in temperature sensor will pass the telemetry port to transfer and overlay to the OSD of FC,It can be programmed setting for temperature protection.
◆ With USB linker can be programmable throttle setting like support positive and negative,two-way mode,FPV 3D mode,motor speed,braking ,PWM frequency, inlet...Continue Reading
Posted by Haeganind sandhu | Today @ 02:47 AM | 1,110 Views
I am thinking to buy a rc heli wltoys v913 . Its actual price is around rs3500 but I am getting it for rs1600 on shopclues .should I buy it ? please help.
Posted by CCxRC | Today @ 12:25 AM | 1,147 Views
DHK Zombie Leaves The Grave For A 4S Backyard Bash (2 min 13 sec)

We can't keep the DHK Zombie in the grave. It just wants to get out and bash - and you want to see it in 4s. I cut together some footage from a recent bash...complete with some hardcore slow motion crashes. As I state in the video...this is one of my favorite bashers. My brother liked it so much after he and his kids drove it that he ordered one for himself. Be sure to watch all the other DHK videos I have. This and the DHK Maximus are amazing bashers. Have fun RCing!


DHK RC playlist: http://bit.ly/DHK_Playlist

DHK Zombie 8e ⇨ http://bit.ly/DHKzombie
Posted by dhumphrey | Today @ 12:20 AM | 1,212 Views
Hello All,

It's been a long time since I've been here at RC Groups and my new barn find, well just had me come back. This is how I found the B-25 after sitting in a barn for almost 2 years. I'm going to get her flyable using 2x660 Kv motors.
Posted by racedouge1 | Yesterday @ 08:18 PM | 1,224 Views
Great Planes powered Carbon-Z Cub flies great now.
Posted by RC Roundtable | Yesterday @ 04:50 PM | 1,296 Views

Episode 58: "Let's Make A Deal" is now live!

In this episode, we talk about:
-Hangar 9 ASH 31
-Hangar 9 15cc Hellcat
-RC Groups and Horizon Hobby interview
-Motion RC in Europe
-FCC versus Hobby King
-Buying used RC gear online
-RCR on the web

You can visit our website at RCRoundtable.com to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, our facebook page, or email: contact@rcroundtable.com.
Posted by nigelsheffield | Yesterday @ 06:34 AM | 1,859 Views
Whoop with vtx control and osd with frsky Rx built in on one board from betafpv WOW that's a lot to cram in and I just had to try one out.


Here is my review and a video of it flying my b03 whoop with bs2 osd camera.

18 June 2018 (3 min 38 sec)

Some pictures of the build to give an idea of how easy this is, basically the motors just plug in as does the battery so very simple to get it flying.
For osd I needed to solder cam and vtx wires, my bs2 didn't have vtx control so I couldn't test that but it's got the connection there so just another solder pad to connect that wire.
It's on betaflight 3.2 and all I did was set my preferred channel order and rates and few tweaks on the osd.
Bound to my frsky taranis in D8 mode easily with a nice big button that's easy to press.
Everything worked first time and the b03 flew great on stock settings , no need to change pids or filters.

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Posted by kopterheld | Yesterday @ 03:57 AM | 1,920 Views
The UR65 is thee best 1S brushless Tiny Whoop. The Snapper6 was to heavy. UR65 is lighter and flies longer over 3:30 minutes.
+ very light
+ good CMOS camera
+ good FPV video transmission
+ good battery
+ telemetry on your Flysky and FrSky transmitter
+ long flight time compared to snapper6

Video –Best 1S URUAV UR65 Tiny Whoop DE with EN subtitles
Best 1S URUAV UR65 brushless FPV Tiny Whoop - DE (5 min 55 sec)

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Posted by pulsery2k1 | Jun 17, 2018 @ 11:30 PM | 2,003 Views
My winter project just completed - I took a Fly Fly 90 MM Hawk and did some modifications to make it more scale and covered it with
FOAM-TAC'S Fiberglass cloth and There Foam Finish which is a water based product - which makes not only fiberglassing easy but
with no odors and easy clean up - once the fiber glass was applied I was able to remove a lot of the excess foam - in some parts the
foam was 22-24 mm thick -I was able to thin the foam 6-10 mm without weakening the models structure.
the combination of the light covering and foam removal allowed for a ready to fly jet using a freewing 90 mm fan and 6 s 4000
35 c lipo with a ready to fly weight of 100 oz (2834 grams) the model features electric retracts, flaps, complete lighting system
Full flying stab using a CNC machined 6MM aluminum stabilizer system,...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Jun 17, 2018 @ 11:30 PM | 2,014 Views

Sent for review by Banggood > Product Page

The E32 came last week , but the weather also turned for the worse with wind gust's up to 100kmh ..
This morning was far better , but still windy .

The E32 is a single cell ( 3.7v or 4.2v Fully charged ) quad with altitude hold , one click landing , headless mode and one click return as well flip capability .
Also there is the WIFI for FPV (?) as well video recording directly to SD card or to your phone VIA the Eachine APP .
Speaking of the app , if you like me find the Google app store a complete PITA (?) , then it's relatively easy to find a direct download .
https://apkpure.com/eachine-mh/com.f...chinemh.sdrone > Direct Download .

With the app installed on your smart device ( phone ) , you can receive video ( Wifi ) and record video .
You need the app to record video , which is annoying . With my Android phone lag spikes are common and 5 or more seconds long making FPV VIA Wifi not really feasible .

Altitude hold : Some quads leap off the ground up to 3 meters when power is applied or you use some form off auto take off . I was pleasantly surprised to find that such was NOT the case with the E32 .. It rises gently off the ground and when you stop giving throttle the quad hold what ever altitude you stopped at .. This is nice as if its really windy outside you can still fly indoors .

One click landing : It really works , it's not a controlled crash as with some quads but an actual landing .

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Posted by VicT | Jun 17, 2018 @ 09:57 PM | 2,031 Views
The reverse thrust after touchdown works great with wheeled floats. However I wanted to try the reverse thrust with conventional taildragger gear. To avoid reverse in the air and possible loss of control its recommended the reverse arming switch (Iím using the E switch on my iX12/DX9) only be activated after touchdown. The ESC directions recommend using reverse only when the prop stops turning. So I activated the prop brake following the ESC programming directions. After closing the throttle the prop does not windmill but stops turning in about 1-2 seconds. The stopping distance is greatly reduced without the use of wheel brakes and without the risk of nose overs and prop strike damage.

Maule with Turnigy AeroStar 60 amp RVS ESC (0 min 13 sec)