Posted by cptdragn | Apr 13, 2008 @ 09:13 PM | 10,078 Views
Here's some pictures of my first F22 FFF build.

And what was left after forgeting to pull out my ant
Posted by Nuts!! | Apr 13, 2008 @ 08:52 PM | 2,133 Views
hi all,

yep, u guessed it, gotten hooked by these loose formations of assorted nuts and bolts and stuff - must b crazy!!

so far can only just hover, and have a Belt-CP and a T-Rex450 to serve my addiction.....

Got the bcp first - aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggh!! spares,spares, my kingdom for spares!!

Got the trex because I couldnt get spares at the lhs for the bcp.... (sound familiar anyone?)

Oh well - lets see where this all goes....
Posted by simages | Apr 13, 2008 @ 08:44 PM | 5,858 Views
On the shelf waiting the build........ Condo too small and new place breaking ground.
Posted by Bill Durfey | Apr 13, 2008 @ 04:36 PM | 2,326 Views
I fly a 5 lb plane with a 11.1 v, 4400 mah, 3 cell lipo battery and am looking for an alternate to use that takes a shorter recharge time. Can anyone give me an idea as to what I can use. I really do like the long discharge, flight, time of the Lipo, but the recharge time is so long that if I am planning to make 3 flights a day I need to purchase 3 battery packs. In addition to that, when I recharge them I need to pay close attention to the process, since they could overheat and explode in the right condition. I have watched a charger run for 170 minutes to recharge a single battery.
That takes the fun out of flying when you need to waste the rest of the day after returning from the flight field, just to recharge for the next flight.
Posted by dswitkin | Apr 13, 2008 @ 03:54 PM | 15,134 Views
I've posted a detailed review of the eLogger V3 with a variety of sensors:

Feedback welcome,
Posted by mhills51 | Apr 13, 2008 @ 03:27 PM | 5,999 Views
The family, Me Micah my wife Sephanie the only one I have she hates to have her picture taken and my two boy's Devin 7 and Stephen 4.


Posted by epc2 | Apr 13, 2008 @ 03:19 PM | 2,312 Views
Posted by mhills51 | Apr 13, 2008 @ 03:14 PM | 8,865 Views
Hi all I currently have two flying Helis. One Trex 450SA and One Hoss 450 skyshark parts. I use a Futaba 6EX fasst radio with Hitec HS-65HB servos on top in Both. A AEO 3600kv motor, Align speed controller, Futaba 401 gyro driving a 9650 in the Hoss. A Align 3500kv motor, china 40A speed controller, colco 400 gyro driving a sdg-401hb in the SA
Posted by anatoly | Apr 13, 2008 @ 12:54 PM | 7,214 Views
After flying planes for two years, I decided that it was time to try a heli and see what I've been missing. I got a good deal on a used upgraded Honey Bee King 2, so after doing a lot of reading about setting up a CCPM helicopter, I decided to see if I can get it going. What I didn't realize is that despite everything I read, it would still take me about 10 hours of work to get to the point where I can even think about getting it off the ground.

Some points:

Despite carefully reading the DX7 manual about which servos to plug into which channel, I still managed to screw it up and reverse the aileron and elevator channels. The problem is that by that time I had already went through the process, so I had to start everything all over, from servo subtrim, to leveling the swash, to zeroing the blades.

Setting the servo arms to 90 degrees, leveling the swash, zeroing the blades, adjusting total the pitch range should all be done in idle up flight mode with the motor disconnected and the throttle stick at half. That took me a while to figure out because most sites don't mention that you should switch to idle up. It's probably obvious to anyone who has been doing this for a while, but not to a heli newbie.

There are not that many sites that really talk about how to check the swash for proper movement. Here is one, although I think he has the elevator reversed. When I put the elevator stick down I expect the swash to tilt aft, which will cause the helicopter to pitch back,...Continue Reading
Posted by yardboz1 | Apr 13, 2008 @ 11:15 AM | 3,319 Views
Man the weather stinks this year! Keep hoping that at some point spring will arrive, but no such luck. 40 and rain with 20 mph winds, so not much to do outside.
Got my plans for the Wannabug from firstshirt (Pat). Looks like it's a really fun little plane. Kind of along the same lines as the FlopsAlot, except smaller. Way smaller!!
So I just made it a little bigger than Pats plans called for. This will make it easier for me to control at this point. If it turns out to be no big deal, I'll just cut it down to the original size. Info on this plane can be found here
Pats video on this thread looks pretty good, just have to hope that my abilities will increase so I can do the same stuff.
Meanwhile, back to the FlopsAlot, I really love this plane! I've progressed to the point that not only can I get it do stuff like inverted, kinda hover and torque roll and all kinds of loops, but I understand how to get it to do it and maybe more importantly how to recover from these things. I thought it's loops were pretty quick until I tried an outside loop the other day! Outside loops in maybe 6 feet from level flight!!! So while I was flying it the other night with light fading and a low battery, I decided to see how many outside loops I could do in a row. On the fourth one, while I was congratulating myself on my skills I set it right in the top of the only tree near where I fly .
So here it sits about 70...Continue Reading
Posted by RCEPower | Apr 13, 2008 @ 08:37 AM | 2,310 Views
Welcome to RCEPower!

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Posted by Gary Morris | Apr 13, 2008 @ 07:45 AM | 24,414 Views
Recently I tried several times to update my Acme Flycamone2 with the newest firmware update, version 3.03 with no success. The included read-me file was vague at best and it did not work the way it was described. I finally did get the update to work using the following procedure.

1. Turn on your FCO2 camera and press the second button from the top once, it will now have RY in the LCD display. Now press the top button until it shows PC in the LCD display. Turn the camera off and set it aside.

2. Download the new 3.03 FCO2 update, it will be a zip file, once downloaded extract the files into another directory or for simplicity you can just extract the file into the same directory that the update was placed in.

3. Once it's extracted click on the STK02H.exe file, this will install the drivers for your Flycam2 on your computer. (Note: you do not want to have your camera connected while installing this software.) Once it's finished, reboot your computer.

4. Now it's time to plug in your Flycam2 using the supplied USB connector, on the instructions it says to press the top button on the camera, the mode button as you plug in the camera into the USB cable. This worked for me so I would assume that this is the correct procedure. The power switch does not need to be on.

5. You should get a message that new hardware is found, it will say new Camera found and a box will open giving you the option to install the drivers. Next let Windows find the correct location for the...Continue Reading
Posted by jexy | Apr 13, 2008 @ 07:27 AM | 2,657 Views
hello i have a question for anyone intrested. i am half way threw building a milli ohm meter that is safe to use in A/C fuel tanks (current limit between probes 10mA) and can take readings as small as 0.001 ohms has any one got any ideas for a good config.

Am using a ICL7106 A/D driven 3.5 digit lcd display, 4 probes, red led on probe, 9 volt battery with LM317 volt reg volt trimmer and current trimmer pots with some filtering capacitors.
Posted by 3Deranged | Apr 13, 2008 @ 06:09 AM | 7,667 Views
Here's Blake wringing out Bipe-X seeing what she does and doesn't do. Pretty cool so far. He makes it look locked in for sure Nice flight characteristics so far. and another one on FG:
Posted by Cubby888 | Apr 13, 2008 @ 05:26 AM | 2,239 Views
Extra 260
Posted by steevie | Apr 13, 2008 @ 01:38 AM | 13,173 Views
3D Flight by David Zigerli with Edge540 Shocky.

Flight Edge540 Shocky GFT (3 min 57 sec)

Posted by akblitz173 | Apr 13, 2008 @ 12:20 AM | 2,233 Views
so here it is foam sticks I hope thay fly wating on the wether O well take a look and let me know what you think
Posted by deckert | Apr 12, 2008 @ 10:58 PM | 3,935 Views
What a day! Met new fliers & had a blast today! Went to the local Fun Scale Flyin today here @ Higgins Field. Took my little Cap232 out. Darn wind was just 2 heavy for my tastes, especially as this would basically be a (sorta) 2nd maiden. Really good food combined with some good flying, and almost decent weather made for a really nice day. Not many people but really nice.
The down side being, I decided, again , to try this darn Cap! after all the hoopala for balancing this stinker. So now I'm nose heavy & fought the bird all around the circuit. End result being another pancake landing. Although this flight failed to induce the horrific heartbeats from the 1st flight, it none-the-less resulted with the same ending. CRASH! So what's 4.00 for a new prop & straighting out the LG? I'm sure not complaining on this!

Pushing the bird with a MaxAmps battery, Motrolfly DM2820 & their ESC with a 12x6 APC prop. Talk about power Unfortunately, the damn left side HS65 Ail. servo stripped out for some reason Apparently the carbonite gears are worth nothing, especially as the LS Ailerons or horns never contacted ANYTHING. I've had HS 55's hit harder then this & still work/I'm po'd here!

Now here's the rub, I only unofficially qualified for a 2nd place finish for best crash of the day.
But 1st place was WELL DESERVED.
Lift off, 20' out & roll left about 8' AGL
go inverted
Plowin dirt <2 seconds later
20% Lancair gasser.........OUCH!

On a SERIOUS NOTE, the 3rd annual Benton City, Wa. Car & Bike Show will be held on April 26th, 2008 to raise funds for the Grid Kids. ( a non-profit 105-C3 organization) As Chair of this years event, I'm sincerely hoping to have some RC modelers there, at no cost, to display planes, helis, cars & trucks to promote RC involvement. If you wish to participate, send e-mail to [email protected]. The event will be held @ the Ki-Be Middle school in Benton City. More info is available @

Hobby or just ? LOL
Posted by Get Real | Apr 12, 2008 @ 10:51 PM | 4,258 Views
My 55'' katana has a new power set up,ive been looking into the motrolfly motors a lot lately and had been considering two models to possibly go into the kat. After discussing different options for 3-5s setups with Ben at 3DHobbyShop that would give me a versatile set up for the packs i have i got the motrolfly DM 3625-800,im still considering a 6s set up with the DM 3625-650 in the future but this current set up is really cool in the kat and its wattmetered at 600-1200+ watts(and theres still more props to try) with various packs so its really versatile and can be propped for all my batterys. What i really like about this set up is it flys comfortably on 3s packs and can still fly 3d.. its almost like the katana is a big foamy with this set up . I havent done anything to shave off weight with this set up but you could get a higher power to weight ratio on 3s with a little work.. its at about 150 watts per pound on 3s now .

Some info and pics as well as some videos .

Katana With Out Battery(no spinner) 3lbs 10 oz
2- 3s v2 2200, 4lbs 6 oz
2 -3dhs 4s packs, 4lbs 12oz (original 3dhs 4s packs)
3dhs 5s brick pack 4lbs 11oz (original 5s 3400 20c pack)