Posted by SeaEraCaptain | Yesterday @ 11:30 PM | 215 Views
During my time hunkering down due to the Coronavirus pandemic I have returned a Carl Goldberg Super Chipmunk to flying condition.

I picked up the airplane at the Westminster Maryland RC Swap Meet in 2017 or 2018, until recently I haven't had time to get it ready.

This airplane has been built immaculately, it is covered in monokote in the traditional Art Scholl scheme.

The airplane is fitted with an OS 91 Surpass II 4 Stroke Engine; stock muffler; Zinger 14 x 6 propeller; Futaba servos; Futaba S3008SB receiver and Futaba 10J transmitter.

During set up of the airplane I discovered the prior owner left behind a nice microswitch activated glow driver. I just had to trim the throttle servo arm slightly to ensure that it only comes on at or below 1/4 throttle. It is activated by an on off switch on the outside of the fuselage. When the airplane is not in use I make sure to leave the throttle servo at 1/3 throttle or higher to avoid engaging the microswitch in case the external on - off switch should get bumped. The sub C cell that lights up the glow plug was still OK, I was able to charge it and it does hold a charge.

I did make some modifications to the throttle linkage, it is the type that goes out past the carb throttle linkage and then hooks back to it. As it was it went out a little too far allowing the piano wire to flex some so it did not open the throttle correctly. I cut some of the wire off and shortened up the linkage back at the servo arm to account for
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Posted by skeeter honey | Yesterday @ 08:23 PM | 431 Views
About six months ago I bought my first kit: the GWS AT-6 (EPS version). They're still relatively abundant and inexpensive, so why not?

I've chipped away at it for all this time, often waiting for parts, usually waiting for corrections to my mistakes to dry/set/whatever. Throughout all of this I've messed around with other planes in order to figure out many of the skills I'll need to actually fly this thing. Now that I have all the pieces, to include Tx/Rx/battery/motor/ESC/etc., I've turned a corner inits completion and am nearing the maiden, which should be this month.

Why I insisted on flaps and retracts on my first build...well, it's probably because good planes with them are so relatively expensive and I wanted those features too bad to fly this thing without them. This has cost me time and money, and has led to several mistakes that have caused significant delays. Namely, using the wrong epoxy at one point, despite reading the threads on this plane that warned against it. I thought I was careful, but I wasn't. This led me to learn about Foam-Tac, which is a great product, but not as easy to use as others make it seem.

Other challenges come from my fear of the wings splitting apart, brown outs, bad soldering, or just bad flying. Alleviating these fears cause more delays.

Then the retracts themselves. I just couldn't get a set small enough to not protrude beyond the wing surface, so my solution is inelegantly permanent. A failure will be a problem to say the least.

So after no further ado, here are a few pics of the progress so far . I'm yet to paint the beige parts or any part of the wing, but I have primed everything and installed all the servos, most control fittings, and protective shields for underwing components.
Posted by Blaze0021 | Yesterday @ 07:01 PM | 485 Views
(Profanity Alert) Mike sees my Eflite Rare Bear on 4S with the APC 9x9E for the first time with this prop upgrade. I think he likes it. 😆

Eflite Rare Bear 880mm BNF Basic w/AS3X - 4S Flight w/APC 9x9E Prop Preview (Profanity Alert) (0 min 46 sec)

Full video to come soon!
Posted by SeaEraCaptain | Yesterday @ 05:00 PM | 569 Views
During my time hunkering down due to the Coronavirus pandemic I have returned a vintage Joe Bridi Dirty Birdy 60 pattern airplane to flying condition.

I picked up the airplane at the Lebanon PA RC Swap Meet in early March - that was one of the last normal things I was able to do before the onset of the pandemic.

This is a kit built verion of the airplane - it has been very nicely painted by it's prior owner.

The airplane is fitted with an OS 61 SF Engine; stock muffler; Master Airscrew 12 x 8 propeller; Tru Turn spinner; JR Servos; Futaba S3008SB receiver and Futaba 10J transmitter.

The prior owner said he did fly the airplane with an OS 61 size engine - that is true because the 61 SF dropped right into the airplane and the Tru Turn spinner with it's flush backplate fit right up to the nose with about 1mm or less clearance. That is as close as I would ever want the spinner to be to the airframe.

The prior owner did add some weight to the rear of the fuselage - after fitting my gear to the airplane I did find that it was a little on the nose heavy side but not unacceptably so. The battery pack is mounted behind the servos in the fuselage as far back as I could get it without having to do surgery (it sits in the main fuselage area toward where the wing bolts are - its securely mounted out of the way to the top side of the inner fuselage).

I fly off a grass field so I ditched the small wheels that were on the airplane in favor of 2.75" wheels. There's a
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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:07 AM | 1,803 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Des NEWS et du FUN ! Pas mal de choses différentes dans cette vidéo, j'avais envie de vous détendre un peu tout en vous apportant quelques infos importantes. Je vous laisse découvrir ...
Bon Film à Tous ... Merci de votre soutien ... Et tenez bon !

Tinywhoop et Miniquad comparatif / Nouveautés et Mises à jour ... (24 min 33 sec)


Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- Mise à Jour chargeur D6 Duo Pro : https://bit.ly/2R8BuhG
- EMAX Tinyhawk II RACE : http://bit.ly/2IP7O4J
- Eachine TYRO 89 : http://bit.ly/35HGhuM
- Eachine Tyro69 105mm ( Coupon BG4ty69 ) : http://bit.ly/2kkQJa9
- BETA 65X : https://bit.ly/2xGRSPm
- EMAX TinyHawk II (Coupon BGFLYING10 pack RTF ) : http://bit.ly/38TSCij
- HX115 HD Beta FPV : http://bit.ly/2NHq1mC
- HGLRC VEYRON 3 6S : https://bit.ly/397jRFc
- FIMI X8 SE 2020 Entrepôt SE ( Coupon BGFIMIX8SE20 ) : https://bit.ly/342gCOp
- Sangles RJXHobby : https://bit.ly/3e2IzKy
- Lampe led Flash : https://bit.ly/2UEl1ny

- TABLEAU DES PROMOS ET COUPONS BANGGOOD 2020 (remis à jour régulièrement, pour aider la chaîne, gardez ce lien en favori ou raccourci pour vos achats sur Banggood ) : http://bit.ly/2OiQMPF

- Si Vous voulez aider la chaîne avec un don (tous les dons servent à alimenter les vidéos en produits ou matériel ): https://streamlabs.com/Tazkiller85

BIENTÔT EN TEST :
- X-Flip Modular : http://bit.ly/2OWezVw
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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 04:33 AM | 1,861 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Mon BETA préféré pour l'instant ! Ok, je n'ai pas choisi le bon jour pour tester ce nouveau Tiny de chez BETAFPV ... 60km/h de vent c'est environs 40km/h de trop pour ce petit BETA65X ! Bien sur, je ferai d'autres images (avec plaisir ! lol ) par temps calme, pour que vous vous rendiez compte de ses possibilités. En attendant, croyez moi sur parole, il est très performant en extérieur et surtout, très résistant. Le châssis ultra léger et souple ne casse pas facilement et la canopée moulée est presque incassable rapport au poids de l'engin ! Les réglages d'origines sont bons et la mise en route très rapide . En bref, une très bonne surprise et un excellent petit engin en ces jours de confinement . Bon Film à Tous et Merci de votre soutien .

BetaFPV Beta65X V2 - Review Test Démo - Un excellent Tinywhoop ! (20 min 32 sec)


NOTATAZ : 18/20 Pas déçu du tout ! ...

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Puissant, maniable et doux en indoor, Bons réglages d'origine, Résistant, Bonne caméra, Autonomie, Portée radio, VTX 25mw efficace !
Les - : A voir avec le temps ...

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- BETA 65X : https://bit.ly/2xGRSPm
- Châssis 65X : https://bit.ly/33YuFED
- Moteurs 0802 14 000KV : https://bit.ly/2wSfqAV
_ Carte AIO F4 : https://bit.ly/2wVZiOG
- Caméra C01 pro : https://bit.ly/39tMe0k
- Canopée moulée : https://bit.ly/3azpLAp
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Posted by Jupes | Yesterday @ 01:24 AM | 3,802 Views
Getting back into the hobby after a long hiatus. Shown are a few of my favorite planes
Posted by old4570 | Apr 03, 2020 @ 09:04 PM | 5,691 Views


I spied with my eye ! > https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GmGKkjSvdN
But way to kill interest with the insane shipping cost though ..
Yeah , $136.35 for shipping .. ( Thats on the nose )

Looks interesting , BUTT !
Posted by AquilaGlider | Apr 03, 2020 @ 06:17 PM | 6,116 Views
Killin' back in the 70's but got tied up w my career. Now have time to get back to where it all started. Boy have things changed. Balsa, Ambroid, Monokote? Check out my info in 'About AquilaGlider'.
Posted by German Barrios | Apr 03, 2020 @ 06:16 PM | 6,106 Views
Just got this RC Surfer 4 edition from Kyosho...I will review him at my local beach after StayHome order passed.
Posted by jmxp69 | Apr 03, 2020 @ 05:41 PM | 6,197 Views
I had an opportunity to capture footage of a friend's 2M F3A Pattern Plane.
2 METER Extreme Flight Vanquish F3A RC Plane Pattern Ship Flight (25 min 51 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Apr 03, 2020 @ 04:57 PM | 6,319 Views
There's an airplane in here.....I promise
Posted by jhax01 | Apr 03, 2020 @ 04:00 PM | 6,326 Views
Timber UMX - 64
Turbo Timber - 130
RocHobby MXS - 56
Hookll Extra 300 - 23
E-Flite Extra 300 1.3m - 12
Future Model Edge 38" - 71
Extreme Flight Edge 48" - 36
Extreme Flight Edge 52" - 22

RF9 (6 minute timer) - 325

Current favorite - EF Edge 52" Bonded with it immediately, it just flies soooo well...
Posted by TMacFPV | Apr 03, 2020 @ 03:57 PM | 6,344 Views
Do FPV simulators really help? What's the best way to get started in FPV? 🤔

In this video I'll give you my answers to both these questions

I go over . . .
- the benefits of using a Sim to hone your flight skills
- take a quick look at the "Top 3" Sims
- use one of them to build a basic custom track (in 40 sec's!)
- and demo 4 practice drills you can use to get started with FPV flight! 🤩👍
FPV Simulator Use & Practice Drills (LEARN TO FLY!) (16 min 43 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 03, 2020 @ 02:24 PM | 6,527 Views
This is my Durafly Ugly Stick V2 Electric Sports Model 1100mm Unboxing & Review video.

Durafly Ugly Stick V2 Electric Sports Model 1100mm RC Plane Unboxing & Review (6 min 31 sec)

Review Notes for this RC Airplane from Hobby King:

Pros:
- Very nice finish on the paint
- The wood prop looks really cool
- Robust landing gear
- Steerable tail wheel
- This is a four-channel plane for a full experience

Cons:
- The manual was simplified, but left you to your own experience to fill in some of the blanks.
- The battery bay could be better suited for the recommended battery.

I will update this with more videos & other details over time

Link to Durafly Ugly Stick RC Plane: https://bit.ly/345Xgrs
Posted by burkefj | Apr 03, 2020 @ 12:07 PM | 6,783 Views
I wanted a disk wing model in my fleet, and tried to put as much star trek shape/decoration into it but still make it flyable as an R/C rocket glider. The star trek ships do not lend themselves to rear mounted motors as the disk and cg requirements are very far forward.

The disk is 19" and gives a much larger area than it visually looks, glide is quite good for the shape of the model. The deflector dish is the end of the nose cone I cut off, reverse and glue back in, the antenna is a piece of spare 3mm carbon rod I rounded off and drilled/glued into the dish. Dish is colored with gold sharpie pen, the warp engine front is tamiya acrylic orange brushed on, the decals here were hand cut but stickershock has the patterns now. Length is 47", disk is 19", 2.6" diameter, weight 11.25 oz rtf using a 24mm E-6 rocket motor. Wing is 6mm depron, warp motor is 9mm depron with 6mm depron laminated on both sides of the engine to allow some rounding to be done for visual effect. The disk decoration is simply a sharpie pen taped to a compass, for the larger circles I taped chop sticks to my compass to extend the legs and then taped the sharpie to one of the legs. The model required a bit of down trim for boost due to the draggy tail and high mounted wing, but that was it.

The day was very clear as was the moon, so I intentionally steered during boost to set up for a moon crossing which timed out great with the theme music.

Dynasoar Rocketry Starship R/C rocket glider (1 min 6 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Apr 03, 2020 @ 11:00 AM | 6,846 Views
Make sure to buy the props with the correct hole diameter as they are available with 0.8mm and 1.0mm.
Weight / G: 0.28G
Center hole diameter: 1MM
Paddle disk diameter: 31mm
Center thickness: 5mm
Maximum blade width: 5.71mm
Adaptation motor: 0703-1103
Gemfan 1219 1.2x1.9x3 31mm 3-blade Propeller (1 min 17 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 03, 2020 @ 09:48 AM | 7,018 Views


DustOff Flight #3 - Eachine Mini Mustang P51D Warbird RTF Expert Mode in 6-8mph Wind Start to Finish ;-)

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUyPuS8nQ1U

Eachine Mini Mustang P51D Warbird RTF P51 P-51
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vvmDAdvdjk

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Eachine #MiniMustang #P51D #P51 #Warbird

This Aircraft is courtesy of Banggood!

DustOff Flight #3 in Expert Mode with Wind on the ground of 6-8mph (10-13kph) and I'm guessing 12-16mph (19-26kph) approx. 20 feet up.
I wish I could take off from the ground with this Plane but it's too rough here and it noses over.
It's a bit of a handful in this much Wind and the Wind got strong enough at one point where I could barely turn it back into the Wind ;-)

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Eachine Mini Mustang P51D Warbird RTF P51 P-51
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Spare Parts:

Lipo Battery 1S 360mAh for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/3_7V-360mAh...47791920140372

Brushed Motor 10mm Hollow Cup for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/10mm-Hollow...47791920140372

Prop 130X70mm Propeller Set for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/130X70mm-Pr...47791920140372

Gearbox for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
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