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Posted by Keith Kindrick | Today @ 10:47 AM | 17 Views
My Aquila project is moving forward at a slow and steady pace. I was able to get a 1977 kit from one of our club members who passed away. Lee Renaud gave this fuselage to my father when he was writing the soaring column for RCM. This model has the upgrades that Tim Renaud and I have deemed necessary for the classic design. We both agreed that this Aquila needs to have Carbon fiber spar caps .375 x .060 on the top and .375 x 040 on the bottom. We changed the joiner rod to be a Dave Squires Falcon 880 ejector pin to handle the wind flying with ballast. The rudder has been swept back more and another .375 has been added to the trailing edge to prevent the dreaded Aquila wobble. Another improvement to mitigate that was to use carbon push rods. Spoilers now have one more bay added to them and are directly powered with an HS 45 servo to remove the dial code nightmare. I still have the canopy to dye and radio to install in the fuselage.
Posted by Bazilboom | Today @ 08:17 AM | 116 Views
Have finally finished my TT02 rally car, the chassis was purchased from Ebay as a kit only, the shell is from Matrixline, WRC decals from Ebay and the light pod pod is from RCworld.com. I have added bearings all round, plus Tamiya metal drive shaft and cups and hidden body posts from Ebay. Painted with Tamiya PS-16 metallic blue, windows with TS-16 smoke to give them shine and both backed with TS-6 matt black.

Overall this was an enjoyable build with some trial and error especially the motor mounts and light pod but I think in the end it turned out great.
Posted by kydawg1 | Today @ 06:42 AM | 353 Views
Hey folks.... here is a quick review of a nice quad that has amazing features for a nice price (less than $100).

Something that was only a DJI fantasy 5-6 years ago for much more money.

Now this is not a high performance quad, but a nice advanced toy level quad that almost anyone could enjoy... and it takes pretty good video and snaps nice photos.

I like it and would recommend it.

If you have a few minutes.... here is my Video Review.... Like and subscribe for more RC fun coming up.

HUBSAN H216A X4 DESIRE PRO REVIEW - GEARBEST (20 min 8 sec)

Posted by mandevil | Today @ 04:17 AM | 458 Views
So after buying Mavic on Mondey I finally flew it on the week-end. I took six batteries worth of flight so here are my first impressions:

The good:
  • It flies, it's very docile, catching it by hand and starting from hand is pretty easy, the overall stability is pretty great; controller is decent, though I still find the smartphone part bit awkward, though I understand why DJI do it this way.
  • I use Android phone and I thought of dedicating my old HTC One M7 for this, but it sometimes experiences partial image blackouts and also feels little sluggish. My current HTC One A9 on the other hand seems to be completely OK, so I guess that's what I am going to use.
  • It's cold here and my fingers are freezing after few minutes so I haven't tried anything too wild, like flying into great height or distance, but at about 500 m the signal seems to be rock solid.
  • The setup is quick. I don't even have a good bag yet, but it still far cry from setting up my F550. I look forward to taking this on trips.

The bad
  • Remote controller battery drains fast. As if that wasn't enough, it also charges Android phones. What the hell, DJI! You could easily limit the provided current, but you don't care. I tried to few utilities on my (rooted) M7 to disable charging, but none worked. This sucks. I think the remote can last three batteries, but I am pretty sure there's no way it can make it through the fourth. This is stark contrast to my FrSky Taranis which I charge like... 5 times a year?
  • And now for
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Posted by NELICOPTER | Yesterday @ 10:50 PM | 803 Views
I'm currently creating a design brief for an F5J class electric sailplane and would like to ask some questions about what other glider pilots seek from their thermalling flagships.

Some specific constraints I have incorporated include;
- A very compact disassembled size of 100-80x30x20cm in case. (I plan to be able to transport it in bag and on a bicycle.)
- Total wingspan of 3 - 3.8m's
- Total flying weight between 750-1500 grams
- Assembly of the plane should take 5 minutes

After a couple weeks of this design process I will eventually link to a build log.
I'm thinking of a 3-5 piece wing that incorporates a DLG style tail to increase compactness.
What design features would you like to see in an F5J sailplane?
Posted by Gimbal Guy | Yesterday @ 10:39 PM | 804 Views
Been watching & waiting on building this work of ART!!! The FPV FlightClub TOKIO XL 6" build with super wide 2405 HyperLite Pancake Naked Bottom motors. 40A 4in 1 DALRC Engine with a DYS v2 Pro F4 Fc & Matek 500mw switchable vtx

Please take a moment a checkout the completed build n the link below!!!
TOKIO HYPERLITE 6XL FUKUSHIMA'S REVENGE (3 min 7 sec)

#gimbalguy #tokio #fpvflightclub #multigp #dallasstars #nestars #drones #mrsteele #snakefpv #fpv #racing #forsale
Posted by GS AutoTech | Yesterday @ 10:27 PM | 820 Views
I inherited 6 RC Planes, tools, parts & related gear. My favorite was an original Carl Goldberg Super Chipmunk. I've already removed the glow motor, mount, tank & old electronics for a fresh electric power plant & modern electrics makeover.
Posted by Rural Flyer | Yesterday @ 10:19 PM | 832 Views
Mjx bugs 2c with Yi clone cam...

Bugs 2C 02 18 2018 (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by Ducati Mechanic | Yesterday @ 10:04 PM | 834 Views
My new concept X5 DLG! KST xo8 v5 servos,futaba 18Sz TX
Posted by Smoke6 | Yesterday @ 07:55 PM | 932 Views
Blade 130S FPV (3 min 11 sec)


I have to say that this is the most fun FPV aircraft I have ever flown.
I used:
I get about 4-5 minute flight times with 450mAH batteries. Take-offs and landings are difficult to say the least. That's where I eat up the most tail blades.
Posted by Bazilboom | Yesterday @ 07:15 PM | 956 Views
Just thought I would share my TT01 which was bought from Ebay. I completely stripped and rebuilt the chassis added bearings, replaced the plastic drive shaft with a metal one and replaced all the screws with new hex ones, then brought a HPI Dodge Viper Shell, just waiting on some gun metal wheels and trim items (exhausts, wiper blades & wing mirrors). Paints used where Tamiya PS-15 Metallic Red & TS-6 Matt Black.
Posted by Logan Tech | Yesterday @ 06:55 PM | 967 Views
I want to get the spektrum dx6i but it has to be able to get 2 receivers running at the same time. For my tank one receiver for the top part and one for the turret that way it can spin 360 degrees without stopping. Can it do it? And can I use both sticks to celf center?
Posted by mlilasic | Yesterday @ 06:05 PM | 1,047 Views
Review (ip) of FLYFOX from HOBBYCOOL - 110mm, 2mm ARM, 3K CARBON FIBER, FPV RACING BNF DRONE Fly Fox

This is my first drone from HobbyCool, a company in China which deals with all kinds of RC hobby products.





This is the cleanest build I have ever seen. As if Swiss Watchmakers were building this quad. Everything is so neat and all wires are perfectly tucked in the stack. I am really impressed by the build quality. Please see these details:

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Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 05:31 PM | 1,040 Views


Discharging @ 500mAh ( 0.5A ) with Powerex Charger .

1st round

1. 2644
2. 2612
3. 2585
4. 2644
5. 2608
6. 2630
7. 2541
8. 2519

2nd round

1. 2603
2. 2704
3. 2610
4. 2587
5. 2684
6. 2721
7. 2622
8. 2619

3rd round

1. 2586
2. 2692
3. 2593
4. 2591
5. 2644
6. 2614
7. 2570
8. 2618

4th round

1. 2597
2. 2629
3. 2740
4. 2440
5. 2638
6. 2606
7. 2690
8. 2582

And so ends the Turnigy trials ...
Posted by marblekit | Yesterday @ 02:27 PM | 1,156 Views
Posted by Joeb2231 | Yesterday @ 01:13 PM | 1,377 Views
Does anyone know if or where the VBAT pads are on a spectrum SPMFC3207 flight controller? Removing spektrum receiver and installing a Frsky XSR telemetry receiver and would like the have voltage telemetry. Plz help.
Posted by Bill M - RC | Yesterday @ 01:10 PM | 1,366 Views
Hi fellow pilots & rc enthusiasts

Some flippin fun with a Furibee X140 fpv micro racer

You can get this here using coupon code MKCX140 here: https://goo.gl/hGnade

Recommended battery here: https://www.gearbest.com/battery/pp_...?lkid=11945766


Furibee X140 Flippin fun (4 min 20 sec)

Posted by Absaroka | Yesterday @ 12:18 PM | 1,431 Views
Little wind- flew the bigger planes.
Posted by spinnetti | Yesterday @ 11:48 AM | 1,444 Views
Playing again with Do-335 components. This is the current part collection, some at 14.68 (lanyu) scale, some at 1/10 scale and the Landing gear at 1/6th scale....Continue Reading
Posted by Reckless_fpv | Yesterday @ 09:59 AM | 1,540 Views