Posted by FeiJi | Oct 06, 2019 @ 04:05 AM | 1,034 Views
Live and learn I guess. This wing is more versatile than I imagined. I built it according to the designer specs and didn't like the way it flew because I just didn't know how to fly it - almost 3d. Found several videos that built it according to specs and it flies lightly withing a baseball diamond area. I built mine much heavier(almost 300 grams as opposed to 240) and it flies in wind with long graceful loops, rolls and glides. CG can range from 40mm up to about 5mm.

Haven't flown for 6 months until 2 weeks ago and then today. I love flying this plank as it looks like a bird in flight, is easy to control, very predictable, loops and rolls nicely and is a just cool looking wing. Am located now in Kunming, Yunnan, China, the eternal spring city, where there is always a nice day popping up year-round to fly. I just ordered another one of these kits as this one has grown heavy with the LEDs in the wings. The ESC is located outside the fuselage to keep it cool. The little 1908 2050kv motor is a little small and warms up a bit but I haven't burned it out yet. I use a 3s 800 mah because the 2s is fine for poking around but I like to fly faster sometimes. I need to learn how to fly inverted - never learned. Guess I will get out the FMS.

Lighting EPP Plank WIng Oct 2019 (7 min 43 sec)

Posted by CKD315 | Oct 06, 2019 @ 01:18 AM | 1,008 Views
I finally managed to get my CMP Hellcat in the air today after having it for almost three years It was given to me as a "buy one get one" deal when I bought a Bearcat from a friend of mine. He wasn't too enthused with it, and I like warbirds, especially when they're free.

I wasn't too rushed to get it in the air as what I'd read about the plane said it was on the low end of the ARF scale when it came out years ago. It was an inexpensive plane and I've seen worse, but it does have a following with quite a few people who have done some decent mods to it to make it better. One of the videos I saw made by a CMP owner referred to this process as "polishing a turd", and it's with that mindset that I wanted to put it together and fly it first before I worked on its appearance.

I recently acquired a pair of Century Jet retracts that went in smoothly, and used a Turnigy 5065-380 motor with a Castle Creations Talon 90 esc. on a 6s 5000 lipo with a 17 x 8 prop. I have standard servos almost all the way around, I still need to put one in for the flaps. I like having flaps when possible...

I taxied it around a bit, made sure everything was holding together, and then after the third run up, went for it. I managed to take off smoothly but it was pulling hard to the right and I had way too much elevator throw, and was porpoising pretty badly.. I did several clicks on the aileron to straighten it out, and once I got the gear up, It seemed to settle in a bit....Continue Reading
Posted by VicT | Oct 05, 2019 @ 10:09 PM | 1,122 Views
Ive set up two brand new Maules in the last 2 was. My Maule on wheeled floats is still holding up despite a potential mishap.... more on this later.

Dennis had been flying his Maule since it was released but lost sight of her and it got lost in the Florida swamps. He switched to the Valiant for 6 months but decided he liked the Maule for its rugged construction.

I offered to program his new Maule. It has the same Jan 2018 Manual but he had to pay an extra 18% tariff because of the sanctions against China. The servo plugs are now labeled on the black plastic so. No sticky paper labels to fall off. I had to pull the aileron, flap, and light plugs out of the fuselage with a small hook. They really jam them in. Too bad they cant make a modular connector like on the Commander, and EC1500. Once you make it he connections and use the 4 wing bolts and 2 strut bolts the tendency is to keep it a one piece model. I made up a handle from .046 inch KS music wire and before the final bend used coffee stirrer tubes to position a hook for ceiling mounting at home or in the vehicle. I used credit cards CAd to the fuselage to keep them secured.

Dennis still had his program in his DX8 Gen 2 TX but to initially program SAFE I used a new model and made sure that the gear channel 5 would be operated by assigning switch B. I used an aileron extension ( actually I used the included float Y cable to extend the bind connector to the outside of the fuselage. After...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Oct 05, 2019 @ 09:18 PM | 1,215 Views
Hmmm ..

Fixed the R4 Depron HLG ..
Took the R4 to the park , was very average . I could see this glider working on a slope though = Really well !

Stuff !
Hmmm , yeah lost the plot and the budget ..

2204 2300kv
1106 6000kv
1105 5000kv
1104 4000kv
1103 7800kv
1410 3500kv
0905 10,000kv
8520 41000rpm
10x15 28000rpm
10x20 32000rpm ( ? on voltage )

Nope , not a wish list ! ( I wish it was a wish list )
Hmmm , Blocking Diode ...
Want to use solar without a bunch of stuff = Blocking Diode !

Yeah , the more I look into this , the easier it might be to do . Just need a blocking diode to stop the solar cells from sucking juice out of the battery .
So as long as the battery voltage is higher than the voltage put out by the solar cells , you need a blocking diode .
Once the battery voltage drops bellow the solar voltage , current will flow into the battery / and motor .
Posted by carlosjml4 | Oct 05, 2019 @ 07:53 PM | 1,020 Views
FPV-FreeStyle - adjusting finger control in the forest and playing a bit with the issue.

A new place in San Cristobal - Antioquia


Posted by newelectro | Oct 05, 2019 @ 06:50 PM | 1,116 Views
Virage flight two
Virage 10 5 19 two (12 min 47 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Oct 05, 2019 @ 06:26 PM | 1,015 Views
Virage today

Virage 10 5 19 one (15 min 50 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Oct 05, 2019 @ 06:21 PM | 1,010 Views
Scott flying Logo 600
October 5, 2019 (4 min 25 sec)

Posted by newelectro | Oct 05, 2019 @ 04:57 PM | 993 Views
Compass 7HV flight today by Scott
Compass 7HV (3 min 3 sec)

Posted by RC Roundtable | Oct 05, 2019 @ 02:04 PM | 1,021 Views
Episode 92: "Black Widow Down" is now live!

In this episode, the gang recaps what they saw at the NEAT Fair in New York and Bomber Field in Texas. We talk about:
-NEAT Fair (2:10)
-NEAT Indoors (13:50)
-NEAT at Night (22:50)
-WACO drama (31:30)
-Bomber Field (45:25)
-Bret Becker's B-70 (47:25)
-About Bomber Field (57:30)
-Black Widow crash (1:02:50)
-Cub gaggle (1:10:25)

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We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us an email: [email protected].
Posted by flyingscale | Oct 05, 2019 @ 12:20 PM | 856 Views
Here is a few of the water planes i like to fly
Posted by racedouge1 | Oct 05, 2019 @ 11:08 AM | 677 Views
Building an Addiction for a friend, decided on a Motrolfly 2610 1250 Kv. Should go...
Posted by HLHPrototypes | Oct 05, 2019 @ 06:12 AM | 404 Views
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Posted by VicT | Oct 05, 2019 @ 12:19 AM | 849 Views
Dropping parachutes and other things from the cargo bay can get caught up and snagged with the drop linkage. Covering the drop linkage can minimize hung loads. Here is one way to cover the linkage.

Remove the wings, stab and fin. Place the fuselage on your lap or in a foam cradle. The drop linkage extends out towards the center of the cargo bay and can be moved closer to the fuselage wall. To do this first power up the fuselage and extend the ramp fully open and remove the bolt and nut from the ball link on the ramp/door. A small pair of forceps can be clamped on to the nut while a long Phillips head screwdriver unscrews the bolt.

With the ramp/door disconnected insert a small box cutter between the servo sides and the foam. This will cut the bond between the glue and foam bond. Be careful not to cut the servo wires. Now move the servo fore and aft with your fingers to further loosen the glue/foam bond. Do this until you can pull the servo out and away from the foam cavity. Do not use plyers or Vise Grips as you can squeeze the servo and damage the internal gears.

With the servo removed use a small box cutter to remove the foam servo support structure. With the structure removed use a Dremmel tool to grind away a deeper servo pocket. Be careful not to break thru the fuselage wall. Test fit the servo into the deeper foam pocket. When satisfied glue the servo into the pocket. I used regular Gorilla Glue on the sides and bottom of the...Continue Reading
Posted by TMacFPV | Oct 04, 2019 @ 04:53 PM | 894 Views
Took the plunge! Or, so to speak - now that I think about it, probably a poor choice of words!
Anyway, Micro FPV FlexRC Colugo (tree-dwelling glider) 3 spotted over large lake and out of its elements? What could possibly go wrong?!?

Posted by LemonC | Oct 04, 2019 @ 02:52 PM | 866 Views
i got around to installing my new esc and motors. Tmotor Black Bird special edition 2750kv 2207.5 and Flight 1 Spark 32 (20x20 mount) i wanted to try my iflight motors w my falcox millivoltosd fc prior to soldering up my new motors and this 4in1... no flight test yet.
Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 04, 2019 @ 01:15 PM | 919 Views

Okay guys!

I like to thank those that have replied and expressed interest in my nice flying and super large T-28 Trojan that was modified with lots of care and expense.

A nice gentleman at my RC Club this morning purchased it with CASH on hand after he saw it fly after an 8 minute routine of good aerobatics and several touch & goes!

He was very impressed on the manner that this can slow down better than a GWS SLOW STICK.

The good news on top of the CASH "is" that I will still see this great model fly at my RC Club and still will enjoy it watching it while sitting down! LOL!

A few pictures of today!...Continue Reading
Posted by nigelsheffield | Oct 04, 2019 @ 10:25 AM | 1,070 Views
Work in progress.

This will be a full review and setup because basically the tune on this was horrid and got motors hot with bad vibrations at mid to high throttle.

However looking at other videos this can be tuned out and then the quad is actually really very good so watch this space.

As it is though with stock tune I much preferred the larva and the fullspeed toothpick pro.

Link for twig

Link for larva X

Toothpick pro

Eachine twig first impressions = needs tuning! (7 min 59 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Oct 04, 2019 @ 07:41 AM | 1,400 Views

Eachine Cinecan 85mm 4K Cinewhoop 3-4S FPV Racing Drone BNF/PNP F4 PRO V3.0 Caddx Tarsier Cam DVR


The times - thankfully- are changing.... Over the last few years Quads have evolved in nearly every aspect, more efficient motors and props have increased the available thrust giving us more agility in our acro, flight controllers have incorporated an OSD, battery monitoring and RSSi and Video Transmitters have given us expanded channel choice with its own RSSi allowing us to choose frequencies that offer better signal penetration. Whilst all these advances have occurred the most important system of all has remained ( pretty much ) at the same basic level as it was 5 years ago, minor advancements have appeared in the form of low resolution CCD cameras and later with the addition of a large, bulky box style Action camera but these were heavy meaning larger quads were necessary IF we wanted to produce high quality video.

Thankfully cameras have taken a huge step forward and manufacturers have started to produce cameras and DVR boards to the same specification used in our Quads, now we have single or dual lens cameras with separate DVR boards that fit within the 30x30 confines of our other equipment and some combine PWM signal control enabling remote access to settings via the flight controller and our Transmitter and even WiFi allowing the most common of remote devices ..the mobile phone.. to control and...Continue Reading