Posted by Hobby4Life | Today @ 01:47 AM | 9 Views
Hi all, I have collected many of my OpenTX and modelcrafting project on my website:

Posted by Elias III | Today @ 01:03 AM | 104 Views
I had been very into LEGO when I was younger and over the years I had managed to fill many large storage containers to the brim with loose bricks. As a member of the RC community I always wanted to have a full functioning scale RC submarine. One day I finally put two and two together and decided to build one out of all the bricks I had gathering dust in the garage. Here is the result....Continue Reading
Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 12:47 AM | 108 Views
This is GBLynden's Second Flight Of The E flite Su-30 Twin 70mm EDF Jet and it was more exciting than the first flight!

GBLynden's Second Flight Of The E flite Su-30 Twin 70mm EDF Jet (5 min 8 sec)

Posted by Micubano | Yesterday @ 10:18 PM | 203 Views
This is going to be a great year for flying...if they all survive . I picked up the Precision Aerobatics Ultimate AMR 60, Precision Aerobatics Addiction X V2, AJ Aircraft 60" Lazer 230z, and Flex Innovations Mamba 60e Night. The Ultimate is looking to be the favorite.
Posted by bennymack | Yesterday @ 09:03 PM | 315 Views
I've been busy engineering race quads for the 2020 season. I want something that's aerodynamic so the js-1 caught my eye with its streamlined pod. I also like durability and the carbon arches inside the pod seem like they should protect the stack pretty well. As an added bonus, it should be a pretty good all weather flyer with most everything enclosed. This is also my first ever build with a futaba rx (r2000sbm) to pair with my new-to-me futaba 16SZ. Full parts list at the bottom...

Let's start with a picture of the finished product.

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I started by assembling the frame. Use the included bolt and washer to install the press nuts on the top plate (not pictured). I used 14mm bolts on the outboard arm holes and the included long bolts for the inboard 30.5mm spacing holes. Just threaded them in enough so the ends were coming through the other side

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Then install the included 3d printed m3 washers. These are needed to keep the ESC from touching the bottom plate.

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Posted by Tamiya tony | Yesterday @ 08:46 PM | 330 Views
Been running some power boats lately!
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Yesterday @ 07:25 PM | 511 Views
This week DJI demonstrated their vision of what Drone To Phone Remote ID may look like inline with whatís being proposed in the USA under the NPRM and that is in legislation in the new EASA EU regulation package.

Solutions For The Drone Age: DJI Drone-To-Phone Broadcast Remote ID (3 min 19 sec)

As part of the NPRM proposals in both Network ID and Broadcast ID and the the EASA EU2019/945 & 947 regulations coming into force in July is the requirement for the pilots location to be shared as part of the the Remote ID data being transmitted.

While itís is not absolutely 100% certain that all the information including the pilot location will be available for all to see the only realistic way to interpret these new rules as proposed and written today is that it will be fully open to anyone with just an app on a regular smart device.

This raises genuine concerns for pilots privacy and safety while out enjoying a hobby with anyone being able to pinpoint a pilots location at any time for good or bad reason. Commercial drone operators have very real concerns especially and these rules may put them at additional risk of landing area incursions and incidents not foreseen in the passed. It could even render single man flight ops a thing of the passed when your unable to secure your operating area sufficiently now itís going to be generally publicised. Allowing the pilots location will putout a ďbeaconĒ on drone users and put them and the public at additional risk....Continue Reading
Posted by MikeRx | Yesterday @ 04:09 PM | 706 Views
Pylon style racer of my design.
EIGHT CELL 650 mah.
28", 11 oz.
Dizzy Scott on cam..
February 16, 2020 (2 min 33 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Yesterday @ 02:14 PM | 1,167 Views
This XK450 is FUN!
XK X450 VTOL RTF FLIGHT TEST Review Part 2 (9 min 56 sec)

Posted by phil alvirez | Yesterday @ 02:07 PM | 1,175 Views
in case you havent heard of this new technology:

Posted by DumbthumbsFPV | Yesterday @ 12:28 PM | 1,287 Views
This actually turned out well... great frame

LARVA X R3D SHIFTERS WHOOP (15 min 37 sec)

Posted by lee taylor | Yesterday @ 09:35 AM | 1,583 Views
Working on repairing this old Sportster. It is a balsa model from way back in time. It is a glow engine model. I am old school and I like it

Damage - Repair, Balsa Kit, Super Sportster 40, Great Planes, 1982 (3 min 52 sec)

Posted by BDOG1 | Feb 18, 2020 @ 07:15 PM | 2,453 Views
I had some solartex {sky blue} but had never used it before.
I know that it is highly prized and the slope guys love it so I thought I would give it a try and see if I could cover the epp canopy on my DAW P-51 with it in just one piece .
Posted by old4570 | Feb 18, 2020 @ 05:52 PM | 2,546 Views
MG800 round two (12 min 0 sec)

This was originally supposed to be sub 250 , and it was ! Butt .....

The CG was too far back ( 70mm ) and the ESC was faulty , cutting the motor as soon as you went over 3A current draw .

This flight C of G was around 60mm and the battery was a Nanotech 1000mAh 2s ..
Flying weight from MEM was around 268 grams .
New ESC is a 10A Turnigy ..

It has taken a long , long time to get back to this model . I think I can forget about Sub 250 with this one .
The CG would most likely want to come forward a little , maybe start around 50mm from the LE for more stability .
Roll axis stability still bites , and trying to fly straight and level is a little challenging .
The MG800 wants to roll left or right when trying to fly straight . I may need to pull out some expo for faster response time to help tame the roll .
@ 60mm CG , the elevator is still sensitive , I am still @ 100% rates . So maybe lowering the rates to 80% and jacking up the expo a little ?

Flight time with the 1000 mAh battery was around 15 minutes @ 50% throttle , cell voltage was 3.79v when I got home . I ended the flight when I noticed some battery sag ( power sag ) .
Posted by santanig5 | Feb 18, 2020 @ 04:57 PM | 2,592 Views

Scale Fidelity:
* 92% Scale Outline, 94% Scale Contours
* Scale suspension struts, pre-installed on all PNP aircraft
* Scale four spoke wheel, plastic, with brass axle shaft
* Scale four panel split flaps, plastic, with ribbing detail
* Scale canopy contours
* Cockpit floor and wall area is designed to accommodate a near-full depth cockpit tub, for you customizers/detailers out there
* Big 16" Prop
* LED wingtip lights
* Pre-installed dorsal signal light. Can be plugged into the circuit board to flash intermittently, but because the real Spitfire only used this light to flash Morse Code to communicate.

* Soft tires, slightly oversized, for operation on rough surfaces
* Grass capable landing gear with thick steel pin and metal trunion
* Digital Metal Gear servos on all control surfaces
* Brass Ball Links on all control surfaces
* Nylon hinges on all control surfaces
* Plastic cowl
* Machine Screw Inserts molded into the spinner backplate for easy adjustment of the blades' tracking while mounted on the motor
* COOL: Plywood ribs and carbon spars sandwiched in a hollow chambered wing. Strong, light, rigid.

Transportability and Usability:
* Removable Wings (Wing halves are screwed together, then screwed to fuselage)
* Removable Cannon Barrels
* Removable Antenna Mast
* Removable chin scoop (the part most prone to frontal...Continue Reading
Posted by RC Roundtable | Feb 18, 2020 @ 04:47 PM | 2,584 Views
Episode 101: "Good Night and Good Luck" is now live!

In this episode, we went live to talk about:
-Lee's Twin Otter flight report (1:25)
-Fitz's Beaver story (9:00)
-FAA updates (23:00)
-Fitz's new models (42:15)
-OSMW Mambo updates (52:20)
-E-flite Air Tractor (1:13:00)
-E-flite UMX Turbo Timber (1:22:10)

You can visit our website at 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, on twitter, or via email: [email protected].

You can visit our website at 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 an email: [email protected].
Posted by DTD_2112 | Feb 18, 2020 @ 03:28 PM | 2,641 Views
I think my last entry was the rickety old bridge. We calibrated the climb and realized it was 55į steep incline at the top of the bridge which is almost difficult to climb. However we both have crawled our trucks over it. We will be expanding the area where we crawl. I am currently building a teeter totter to put in the middle of our course and my brother feels that we need to work on the water feature. He wants a waterfall. I have a circulating pump so we will have something put together by summer. My brothers RGT took on some damage he broke an axle and we waited for the parts to come in. He was operating in 3 wheel drive for a while. He is now back to 4 wheel drive. I have been thinking about getting into 3D printing. I want to make accessories for my truck. Iíll let you know what I decide to get in the next couple of weeks. Our 3rd crawler the WL 10428 is out of commission we blew out the plastic gears in the steering servo. I have the servo on order but we are also thinking of getting a build kit and maybe making a truck out of the WL parts while waiting on the parts from that country that takes forever to send things out. I just really want to get that green buggy back on the track. For now Iíll leave a few photos. I have a climb video coming soon. For now enjoy whatís left of winter itís starting to warm up on the East Coast.
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 18, 2020 @ 12:01 PM | 2,896 Views

so you might have seen video's from / about the new Runcam 5 Orange pass by.. I thought it would be informative to demonstrate One of it's new features. Not only to show how well the Runcam 5 does in flat colors, but also to show you why you might want to use it..

Link to the camera: Runcam 5 Orange

at Banggood: Runcam 5 Orange

So.. a short video showing what "flat color profile" is.. and how you CAN use it..
I shot this video in horrible weather, because is especially hard on camera's..

Runcam 5 Orange - Flat Color Style - Flight Demo (10 min 1 sec)

Posted by GonzoBorinquen | Feb 18, 2020 @ 11:32 AM | 2,916 Views
My 1st turbine plane....what a way to start.

In 2014, a friend of mine gave me a Joe Saitta ME 163B that had been handed down thru many hands since 1999. The model had never been started, it was a propeller driven, 82", ME 163B short kit. It still had the original plans, Fiberglass fuselage and some of the ribs and bulkheads. The rest had been lost thru time.

I contacted Joe Saitta thru email. He was very supportive and indicated that things had changed since 1999, now his model was turbine powered. The fuselage was the same as well as the wings, but the bulkheads and other items in the fuselage guts had changed. He prepared an upgrade kit for me and I was ready to start.

I had been building models for some decades, so this was not an issue. Turbines was another thing, I had no knowledge of them. Nor was I AMA turbine certified. A good friend of mine, Juan Garcia, became my mentor and taught me all I had to know on this power plants and models.

I finished the model in a few months. Since this plane lands on a skid, landing gear is detached on takeoff. I prepared an aluminum skid that follows the external contour of the fuselage. This will protect the belly of the plane upon landing in grass field. The landing gear/dolly was made of wood and aluminum and version 1.5 was the perfect one which I have been using the past five years. The first four versions had each a different flaw which required modification. Takeoff dolly release can be very tough on the...Continue Reading
Posted by OBXGyrene | Feb 18, 2020 @ 11:08 AM | 2,964 Views
I just completed my second plane, an E-flite Valiant, 1300mm. The kit was nice and easy to assemble. Although I am partial to scale aircraft, I chose this plane for use as a trainer due to its forgiving nature and ability to fly a slower speeds.

I made a few cosmetic changes by removing all the ugly decals and replacing them with a custom set I made and had printed on water-slide decal paper. I limited these decals to just registration numbers, a few indicating the type (Valiant 480E--since that is how it is listed in the instruction manual), and some blue and silver striping on the wheel pants. I also painted the propeller tips in white. By removing the decals on the blue colored surfaces quite a bit of paint was pulled off. To remedy this I used some matte acrylic Apple Barrel Cobalt-Hue paint to cover the bare surface, and then sealed it with clear satin water-based Polycrylic Minwax. I came out to a perfect match and is very difficult to tell from the original finish!

I also purchased a set of floats for this plane which I am in the process of modifying by adding a set of water rudders and a waterproof steering servo.