Posted by HOTMAILcity | Today @ 10:45 AM | 155 Views
◄► Robert Graves .. Poseidon's name, which was sometimes spelt Potidan, may have been borrowed from that of his goddess—mother, after whom the city Potidaea was called: the water—goddess of Ida ..

Ida meaning any wooded mountain .. "Poseidon" means "forest" .. literally ‘(wood) outside’, from Latin foris ‘outside’ ..

Es besteht ein Zusammenhang between The names : Forestier, Forrester, Förster, etc. (in literary works ) and the allegorical role of Poseidon .. (?) ..

__ The etymology of (Atlantic, Atlas) correspond with that of (الطَّوْل) as examplified in (Hanns Dudeldee) by Adalbert Ludwig ..

Figuratively speaking, The increase in wealth (السعة), and The rise in power (العظمة ) are both expressed by (الطول) ~ greatness .. verb (طال) = be long, high, great ..

__ Was willst du König Dudeldee? asked the little fish .. Dudeldee said : Mache mich doch gleich zum (mächtigsten / عظيم) König ..

Als er heim kam, da waren Gesandte aus allen Reichen und Weltteilen da, arme Poeten warteten mit Gedichten auf ATLAS, auf ihn ..

مدح, Gedichten .. الصبر, die Geduld, patience, long-suffering ~ (Dudeldee) .. (arme) Poeten, as opposed to (greatness / الطول) .. (praise of...Continue Reading
Posted by dgliderguy | Today @ 10:09 AM | 202 Views
For years I flew the socks off my ST Models DG1000, taking it everywhere... camping trips, aerotows (for lunchtime flying), picnics, road trips to visit family, you name it... until it got all tattered and worn out. Still in serviceable condition, and with some life still left in it, I gave it away in my moving sale before our move to Idaho last fall.

At some point years ago Tower Hobbies had a close-out sale on these, and I wisely grabbed a second kit at that time, as a back-up in case anything should happen to my active DG1000. I rarely do this. The only times I've ever bought a second kit of the same model was when the thought of not having one could not be tolerated. Such is the case with this lovely foamie electric glider. I put this one on par with the now classic E-flite Radian for good honest flying characteristics and for the ability to thermal easily in light lift. With the up-and-go electric motor stowed away in its compartment, the DG1000 looks like a glass scalie up there, too! So now that spring is here, I pulled out the backup kit and put it together. Ah... that's better.
Posted by totegote | Today @ 08:40 AM | 300 Views
My brother Dan Berry (Totegote) passed away from Covid on 12-28-2020
Thank you all for being his friend
Posted by TechTronic9000 | Today @ 05:56 AM | 506 Views

Ever heard of B-Unstoppable? It was the first tank drone ever built, although it hasn't quite hit the market and the design was quickly copied by a China toy maker and sold as another model. Years have passed and initial inventor and designer not only patented his project but has updated the design, tech, performance and user experience, hence the X-TankCopter was released.

Sporting a lightweight body, coreless motors and rather large 900mAh 1S LiPo battery, the whole drone weight just 131grams! From here things are getting even more interesting as the air frame will collapse from built-in pivot points to protect it from crashes, while in front of the drone we will find a 720p HD camera tied up to a WiFi digital transmitter enabling real-time FPV with the aid of the provided smartphone app.

...Continue Reading
Posted by dgliderguy | Yesterday @ 11:33 PM | 947 Views
I retired from Boeing last June, and moved out to Caldwell, Idaho in October. No sooner did I start meeting the guys at my new R/C club (Nampa Model Aviators), but that I ran into a guy who was selling a Sky Raider homebuilt, with a Rotax 503 DCDI engine. I've always been a big fan of the little Sky Raider, so I offered to buy it practically the same day I went and looked at it. What a nice turn-up!

Empty weight is 340lbs, and gross weight is 900lbs, so with its 50hp engine it can easily lift my portly frame skyward at well over a thousand feet per minute. It takes off at 40mph, climbs at 50mph, cruises at 70mph, and lands at 30mph. Not exactly a racer, but perfect for the kind of flying I plan on doing. Poking along at a thousand feet up and enjoying the view from up in the air is what it's all about for me. What a fabulous little flying machine. My biggest toy airplane yet!
Posted by FeiJi | Yesterday @ 09:35 PM | 1,016 Views
Building a wing that I haven't made in 6 years. 10mm EPP, 800mm width.
Found out that by wiping EPP with alcohol makes packing tape stick better. Had to tape top and bottom
halves of wings together long enough to hotglue the leading edge.
LE and TE look fairly seamless except for a few spots that I will glue together.

Next step is laminate entire wing to make it crashproof. Waiting on .05 mm laminate film as I want it as light as possible.
Will use 2206 motor and 7 or 8 inch prop. Should be a fairly light wing.
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 08:31 PM | 1,080 Views
Cheetah Glider (10 min 3 sec)

Must be almost 2 years ago I converted this one . And never did a video ! Maybe because the maiden was as windy as all and shortly after launching it the wind gusted the Cheetah into a tree !

I have a telescopic pole about 5 meters long and I had to go home and get it so I could knock the Cheetah out of the tree .

It does not like a lot of wind , being all mild mannered and all .

With a Zippy 350 in the rear battery compartment CG looks to be good . Flight time looks to be good .

TX RC system - Is from my Joyways Crash Invader ( pictured ) It's mode 1 and very iffy !
But in the Cheetah glider it works ok . There was no way I could fly the Invader ( crash invader ) with that Tx .
So some changes were made ( new Rx / brushed ESC ) and it flies .

So I had a Tx and Rx needing to be used in something , so the Cheetah RC glider came to exist .
So there we go , it works . Some tweaking still needed .

A) Fit the battery better .
B) Improve the motor cooling more

Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 08:17 PM | 1,083 Views
This is E-flite UMX A-10 Thunderbolt II 30mm EDF RC Jet Plane Fun With The Fire Department.

E-flite UMX A-10 Thunderbolt II 30mm EDF RC Jet Plane Fun With The Fire Department (6 min 9 sec)

Posted by Sammy70 | Yesterday @ 06:56 PM | 1,182 Views
Winter Project #1 - Dynam TurboJet (aka Cessna Citation) with a splash of paint and homemade graphics
Posted by Sammy70 | Yesterday @ 06:53 PM | 1,188 Views
Winter project #2 -- Parkzone Stinson with a splash of paint and Callie graphics
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Yesterday @ 04:12 PM | 1,365 Views
It was time to return to the original wheel design, with a much larger diameter. It turned out the PLA hub has no meaningful mass difference from PETG, so it might as well be PETG for the higher temperature. This design had retaining rings glued on the hub, which were a disaster to glue on. A better idea might be diagonal overhangs. Then, there was adhesive to keep the tire from freewheeling.

It held the hexogrid tire on in an 11 mile drive. Power consumption with 1 new tire & 1 old tire was 254mAh/mile with 14oz of food.

Getting such a large clamshell to keep the wheel in place is tricky. It might be easier with a traditional block of infill or spokes. Lions just hate having any material which isn't visibly appealing.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:12 AM | 2,013 Views
Yep Les Amis,
L'exclusivité de Tic et Tac ! Nous avons testé pour vous le nouveau HGLRC MotoWhoop 90 Pusher ! Après 2 versions du Motowhoop, la marque nous propose un pusher, allégé et amélioré dans sa conception. Plus maniable et plus autonome que les premiers du nom, il est très efficace en indoor et par vent faible. Son concept de fixation de caméra, pour les possesseurs de Gopro Naked ou SMO, permet d'avoir la même orientation sur les deux caméras et facilitera la prise de vue cinématique sans aucun "jello" ou vibrations. Résistant et fiable niveau électronique, ce petit Pusher aura sa place dans cette catégorie sans pour autant, atteindre la première marche du podium... Prenez soin de vous et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

HGLRC MotoWhoop 90 Pusher - Review Test Démo - Résultat des concours et EXCLU ! (46 min 12 sec)

NOTATAZ : 17/20 Pas mal !!!
Chez HGLRC :
- Motowhoop 90 Pusher analogique :
- Motowhoop 90 Pusher numérique :
- Protections d'hélice :

- Motowhoop 90 Pusher analogique (coupon BGDaViS) :
- Motowhoop 90 Pusher numérique (coupon BGDaViS) :
- Lipo 4S 650mAh :
- Lipo 4S 550mAh :
- Lipo 3S 550mAh :
- Pads antidérapants :
- Chargeur conseillé (coupon BGHONEY2110 ) :
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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:11 AM | 2,015 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Jeux, Initiations, Compétitions... Du FUN POUR TOUS !!! J'attendais avec impatience qu'un fabricant nous sorte une version intéressante de ce que j'avais pu essayer au LUDY LAB, et bien c'est fait ! LDARC nous propose donc le FLYBALL, un racer 3" enfermé dans une cage de protection parfaitement étudiée, simple et efficace ! En version BNF (comme moi), vous n'aurez qu'à installer un récepteur compatible avec votre radiocommande pour pouvoir commencer à piloter en vol à vue et soit vous initier, soit inventer des jeux plus funs les uns que les autres sans risquer d'endommager votre drone. Si vous avez un masque FPV, ajoutez un VTX et une caméra et vous pourrez également jouer en immersion ou vous initier au vol en acro sans avoir peur de crasher. En bref, vous l'aurez compris, ce concept innovant permettra à tout le monde, l'utilisation de son choix et l'évolution permanente en fonction de votre imagination... Prenez soin de vous et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

LDARC FLYBALL - Review Test Démo - Résultat du concours et Gros KIFF au Karting ! (28 min 19 sec)

NOTATAZ : 19/20 J'adore !!!

- Caméra Foxeer Razer Nano :
- VTX Eachine TX23 :
- Lipo 4S 850mAh :
- Lipo 4S 1100mAh :
- Pads antidérapants : https:...Continue Reading
Posted by Wind burn | Yesterday @ 12:55 AM | 2,277 Views
Here's a 2 meter whisper repair I did,by making a mold of the airfoil from an undamaged portion of the wing to make a replacement skin piece to graft in without using foam or any fillers on the outside. I didn't post all of the pictures but the process was the same for the top and bottom repair....Continue Reading
Posted by Bob Reynolds | Yesterday @ 12:42 AM | 2,264 Views
Here are a couple of teaser photos of my build of a F-23A. Today is the first time I've put the plane together this far along. Still a ways to go before paint.
Posted by old4570 | Apr 16, 2021 @ 06:30 PM | 2,661 Views
Micro Tundra with Stunt Flaps (6 min 28 sec)

So I did the mixing a little while ago and finally got to test fly the MT with Stunt Flaps :

Stung Flaps

The flaps are mixed to the elevator , rates are dropped to about 30% for the mixed flaps . Flaps move in the opposite direction to the elevator .
What I am after is increased lift when the MT is on it's back . I am trying to tune out the attraction to terrible firmness that the flat (?) bottom wing has .
And it looks to have worked a treat , more than enough authority to keep the MT on it's back .
Just need a very nice wind free morning / day to fly the MT on it's back .

Posted by djmoose | Apr 16, 2021 @ 04:41 PM | 2,948 Views
Available at Legend Hobby:

Enjoy this relaxing montage of videos and photos of this beautiful Seagull Perestroika. You might think I went a bit overboard...but I had a BLAST creating this mini movie. I hope this conveys how I look at airplanes...and I hope that this shows off the beauty and style of this Reno racer.

Relax with the Seagull Model Reno Air Care Yak-11 - Perestroika Build Finale Mini Movie - Chapter 7 (6 min 47 sec)

Posted by KwadSkwad | Apr 16, 2021 @ 04:39 PM | 2,758 Views
it's coming to fruition

3d printed DLG wing

Zone V2 airfoil for 1m plane
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 16, 2021 @ 11:25 AM | 3,064 Views
Howdy people

another new Diatone quad?!?! :O ahhh well sure.. why not :P And you could be mistaken to think All new offerings in this space ar Light Weights..
I'm happy to see at least this one is Also fun to fly in a sporty way

Link to one of them: Diatone Roma L5 digital version

I should add that was a bit disappointed by the flight-experience at first.. It definately needs a different tune

First look + a few test-flights

Diatone Roma L5 ! :O 4S & 6S - Digital or Analogue - First Look + Test Flights (30 min 8 sec)

Feel FREE to add your thoughts / experiences /video's / questions to this thread!

type: Long range FPV cruiser
wheelbase: 214 mm
base thickness: 4mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + allu
dry weight: 215 grams
flight controller: Mamba F722 AIO Mk1 board
firmware version: Betaflight 4.2.5
ESC's: Mamba 35A Blheli (AIO board)
motors: Mamba 2004 1700 Kv or 2900 Kv
propellors: Gemfan 5125 3-blade
FPV camera: Caddx Nebula Pro (for DJI)
VTX: Caddx Vista / DJI Digital
Lipo: 1050 mah 6S or 1300 4S
OSD: yes, by DJI
smart Audio: DJI Digital
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: nope. 1 set in the box