Posted by hunter13rh | Yesterday @ 10:10 PM | 256 Views
I found this Super Stearman pedal car plan and decided to build it for my youngest Daughter’s first Christmas. She loves airplanes and is loves watching me build them. Maybe she will have an interested when she is older. I went with 5/8” birch instead of the 1/2” inch on the plan as 1/2” seemed to thin to me and I want this to be passed down through the family and want it to last. It caused me some headaches later and had to recut some pieces because I overlooked the fact that the change in thickness would require a plan redesign. Would not have been such a big deal If had not already had all the pieces cut. This was a very fun build and require some metal fabrication as well. It turned out very nice and I put the last coat of paint on it Christmas Eve just in time for Santa!...Continue Reading
Posted by hunter13rh | Yesterday @ 09:37 PM | 260 Views
I have been meaning to put this up here for a while but it has been a crazy busy year. But here is my progress so far. Adaption for the retracts was not as difficult as I imagined. I was originally going to go 4 stroke nitro and have decided to go 4 stroke gas instead. I have quite a bit of sanding to do but I like to try and do most of that all at the same time. Now that the retracts are in the wings I can mount the servos, flaps/ailerons and the tail retract as well then finish sheeting. I am still on the fence about wether I am going to glass with zpoxy or go the water based Poly polyurethane. I am going to do some smaller planes in both before I determine which will suit me best....Continue Reading
Posted by terryrowe58 | Yesterday @ 04:27 PM | 404 Views
Can't seem to get full power on Traxxas M41 catamaran boat we just purchased, trying to get to get top speed low power sport mode and race mode??
Posted by pmanu | Yesterday @ 04:04 PM | 394 Views
This is my 10" Woody Camera Platform ive had for about 6-7 years
FC was Naza lite then Naza M V2 software upgrade
It Flew Great but gps battery died and was cheaper to fit iNav and omnibus F4 V3 ......now tuning is a problem

I did not like the way the Naza M V2 software setup its mode switches but changing over to my 9X with ER9x firmware would have fixed that problem......
Posted by RussV | Yesterday @ 02:38 PM | 456 Views
Hi Everyone,
I just acquired a Graupner Cirrus since previously my largest sailplane was a 2m Gentle Lady. I want to convert it to electric. I think I'm going to chop off the nose and mount the engine there as opposed trying to build a somewhat clunky power pod that would go above the wing. It already has a repaired break between the canopy and tail feathers so it isn't in pristine condition.
What are your experiences and thoughts?
Thanks,
Russ
Posted by CrackerBox2020 | Yesterday @ 01:37 PM | 486 Views
Finally! First color coat down!

Looks pretty good, need to sand a few spots and buff w/ 600 then final color coat.

Needs to sit for a few weeks for the paint to cure then I can clear coat.

Hopefully it will be warm enough by then.
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Posted by PeteSchug | Yesterday @ 10:56 AM | 546 Views
Checking the Pattern Before Taking Off

I don’t remember when this happened. I think it was after I soloed but I probably didn’t have a current medical so I was flying with Tony Barone the FBO who both taught me to fly and was my examiner (quite strict!!!) for my glider private. I also don’t remember if this was in the Champ or a Citabria. Probably the Champ because the Citabria’s had Maule tail wheels and you could see over the nose when taxiing. Even though they were taildraggers that big tail wheel made them feel almost like they had a nose wheel.

I taxied to the beginning of the runway and we sat a while checking the pattern and finally lined up on the runway and pushed not quite full throttle. Tony was particular about rpms on take off. He never used full throttle but insisted on something like 2150 or maybe 2250 rpm. All of a sudden a Cessna 310 passed us about fifteen feet above. Tony saw the shadow and hollered, "I’ve got it!! I told him the guy already passed us.

While we were sitting there checking the pattern this guy was on a long straight in approach and our high wing blocked the view.

Since then I have always made sure I could see the approach before taxiing out onto the runway.

The guy in the 310 just kept going. Whatever had drawn him to Wurtsboro was no longer important.

For me it was a valuable lesson.

I can only think of one time I did a straight in approach in a sailplane. It was the day I hit rotor...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 09:44 AM | 657 Views


Eachine E129 4CH 6-Axis Gyro Helicopter RTF - Load Testing Flights - Can this Heli carry an FPV Cam?

Get One Here: Eachine E129 Gyro Helicopter RTF
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3GGdcftJBH

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dprefIXYirk

Here is a link to the Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...pcJ8AVtaVVMT6i

Coupon:BGSMTW2 (I don't know if this is still active but give it a try)

Banggood GCRC
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GmDmQ1nVkO

Spare Parts:

Eachine E129 RC Helicopter Parts 3.7V 300mah Lipo Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E12...47791920140372

2PCS Eachine E119 RC Helicopter Parts ABS Main Blade (I beleive these are the same as the E129)
https://www.banggood.com/2PCS-Eachin...47791920140372

2PCS Eachine E119 E129 RC Helicopter Parts Tail Blade
https://www.banggood.com/2PCS-Eachin...47791920140372

Eachine E119/E129 RC Helicopter Parts Coreless Main Motor With Gear
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E11...47791920140372

Eachine E119 E129 RC Helicopter Parts Tail Motor Set
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E11...47791920140372

Eachine E119 E129 RC Helicopter Parts 615 Coreless Tail Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E11...47791920140372

4PCS Eachine E119 E129 RC Helicopter Parts Motor Gear
https://www.banggood.com/4PCS-Eachin...47791920140372

2PCS Eachine E119 E129 RC Helicopter Parts Main Gear
https://www.banggood.com/2PCS-Eachin...47791920140372

Eachine E119/E129 RC Helicopter Parts 2g Digital Servo
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E11...47791920140372

Eachine E119 E129 RC Helicopter Part Receiver Board Compatible With FUTABA FHSS
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E11...47791920140372

4PCS Eachine E119 E129 RC Helicopter Parts Canopy Washer
https://www.banggood.com/4PCS-Eachin...47791920140372

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Posted by GEMFAN ts | Yesterday @ 02:14 AM | 853 Views
Gemfan's #newarrivals here! Are these what you wanted?
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Less Noise, bigger thrust, higher efficiency for 3.5 inch cinewhoop quad.
#gemfan #cinewhoop #superlight #longrange
Posted by VicT | Mar 07, 2021 @ 11:35 PM | 844 Views
The Heron’s T tail makes marking elevator trim settings difficult. Unlike a cruciform tail where you can mark elevator trim settings on the rudder or fin there is nothing for the Heron. To fix this I used a plastic credit card and cut a piece of music wire for an axle. I used frosted scotch tape that you can mark with a pencil and wrapped the plastic . When not in use I rotate the indicator down and into a slot in the rudder.

The elevator trim and maximum throws should be set to prevent a tip stall when flying slow as in thermalling. This should be with SAFE On or Off.

The pencil marks shown have been tested and should work with any other Heron with the same CG.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 07, 2021 @ 10:09 PM | 1,015 Views
Aircraft Setup File - Fun Cub 1100mm Wingspan EPO Kit
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aDG...ew?usp=sharing

This is my favorite Factory Plane so far ;-)
This Plane has excellent Slow Flight capability and with the right amount of Power is very Aerobatic ;-)

It's a very easy Build and this Setup should give you a very successful Maiden Flight.

Here are links to the Plane as well as the Components I selected.
It's a very inexpensive Build with the Components I selected and has Power to Pull Vertical ;-)
My PNF Build = $109.50

Fun Cub 1100mm Wingspan EPO Monoplane Training Plane RC Airplane Kit for Trainer Beginner - Red
https://www.banggood.com/Fun-Cub-110...47791920140372

Racerstar BR2212 1400KV 2-4S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-B...47791920140372

Volantex 30A 2-4S Brushless ESC With XT60 Plug
https://www.banggood.com/Volantex-30...47791920140372

4PCS Racerstar DS1202MG 12g 180° Metal Gear Digital Micro Servo For RC Helicopter Airplane Robot
https://www.banggood.com/4PCS-Racers...47791920140372

APC 10x3 Sport Gas Prop
https://www.apcprop.com/product/10x3/

Banggood GCRC
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GmDmQ1nVkO

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Posted by Jack Crossfire | Mar 07, 2021 @ 09:54 PM | 942 Views
It took a full day just to swap the container, as expected. Headlights still have to be installed. There is a debate whether the speed fluctuations are from radio interference, tachometer glitches, or PID oscillation. Tried reducing the throttle to just 1 speed instead of 3, but it still had speed fluctuations. There is a desire to improve the radio error detection by XORing the packet with a key, but so far, there's no evidence of the radio causing speed fluctiations.


Finally put in a better buck converter to replace the crummy 3A Turnigies which are taking over the world.
Posted by 3dxspin | Mar 07, 2021 @ 11:57 AM | 1,162 Views
Well, I am normally an "air" guy but again this "corona" thing forces me to explore other "things" ...

Axial SCX24 - Demo of FPV Space Buggy X1 and non permanent obstacles (2 min 8 sec)

Posted by kinglimburg | Mar 07, 2021 @ 06:35 AM | 1,275 Views
Started building the Mandrake from a Jeremy Collins plan found on Outerzone.
Build the fuselage around a carbon 10mm tube which I will cut away partly , at the battery and rx tray, and leave the rest in for strength .
Up till now easy to build, just formed a 1.5mm balsa tube for the mid section of the fuselage over a 90mm dia drain pipe. I will put that on tomorrow.
The cone shaped front and rear part I will do in strips of 2mm balsa to leave a bit more space for sanding.
Shall I put a UC to it or not ??

More to follow!

Greetz
Posted by Risto | Mar 07, 2021 @ 04:55 AM | 1,476 Views
I was not planning to use the embedded ESP32-WROOM-32 module in DragonLink V3 transmitter, so looked for a way to turn it fully off, also not to transmit anything on the 2.4 GHz band.

Unfortunately there is no official way to achieve this, also by flashing MavlinkToPassthru (Mav2PT) project is not a solution. The latter does offer over WebGUI the option to turn WiFi & BT off, but after looking at the source code, I noticed that it still does not turn off the RF-output (this is also noticeable from the fact that the WebGUI remains enabled, it just turns off MavLink output via WiFi & BT).

To overcome this issue, I created my own DL V3 ESP32 firmware (attached below for download). The code is really simple, also the procedure to compile and flash the embedded ESP32 is pretty straightforward (thanks to Noircogi for Mav2PT instructions that gave me initial ideas how DL ESP32 module is setup).

Here are the steps (without any warranty for success from me and also do not expect help from DragonLink after you continue!).

DO NOTE THAT YOU ARE WIPING THE FACTORY ESP32 FIRMWARE (but it is possible to re-flash it as instructed here). Nevertheless if you mess up something and brick your DL Tx, be prepared to take full responsibility! Also do note that the DragonLink transmitter firmware and the WiFi+BT ESP32 module firmware are two separate items. Here, we are not touching the DragonLink transmitter firmware, but only the embedded ESP32-WROOM-32 WiFi+BT module firmware.

If...Continue Reading
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 06, 2021 @ 10:36 PM | 1,525 Views
Is the E-flite T-28 Trojan Still The Best Foamy? I do my best to answer that during the Unboxing & Preliminary Review of this upgraded RC Plane legend.

Still The Best Foamy? E-flite T-28 Trojan 1.1M BNF Basic Unboxing & Preliminary Review (10 min 0 sec)

E-flite Trojan Review Notes:

Pros:
- The option of using 3S or 4S power
- A proven and legendary airframe
- SAFE/AS3X Receiver with the BNF Basic version
- Stronger nose wheel
- Carbon fiber added to the horizontal stab
- Very quick RC Airplane build time
- Easy radio setup with recommended radios
- ESC works well with Spektrum Smart packs & lets you know if your flight packs are not charged enough to fly

Cons:
- Color is a con for me, but may be a Pro for some due to increased visibility.
- No retracts, but this price point for a BNF, does imply that.
- The air gap in the canopy is a con for me, but should not be the end of the world.

E-flite T-28 Trojan 1.1m BNF Basic Links:
- Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OyvCzW
- Hobbyzone: https://bit.ly/3kFbuYB

The links in this description are affiliate links. They give me a small commission on sales which helps support the channel and keep it independent: https://www.amazon.com/shop/gblyndensrc or visit https://www.gblynden.com/.

4S 2200 Spektrum Smart Battery:
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- Hobbyzone: https://bit.ly/30kHBUg
Posted by prachar223 | Mar 06, 2021 @ 07:14 PM | 1,752 Views
Hello all,

Just wanted to take a quick minute and share that we are starting to work on a pair of Ed Kazmerski's Simla Kits from Home and Hobby Solutions. Will be doing a video build log with video and pictures during the construction. Here is a brief introduction. Follow me on youtube for more updates.

The R/C plane project reveal! Ed Kazmerski’s SIMLA. Kit from Home and Hobby Solutions. (1 min 6 sec)


Thank you for your time,

Matthew Prachar
Posted by landru | Mar 06, 2021 @ 01:14 PM | 1,872 Views
Model: Art Hobby Sky 2m electric glider
Location: Urban park
Date: December 12, 2020

Transmitter 1: QX7 ACCESS, R9 external module, ACCESS protocol, 20dBm power, VAS Longshot antenna, vertically polarized
Transmitter 2: QX7 legacy, Ghost external module, GHST protocol, 20dBm power, DIY crosshair antenna, circularly polarized, other antenna deactivated

Receiver 1: R9 MX with DIY monopole with 2 ground plane radials, vertically polarized
Receiver 2: Ghost Atto with standard FrSky replacement monopole, vertically polarized

Transmitter and receiver 1 (R9) were used to control the model. Transmitter and receiver 2 (Ghost) were used to log data only.

During the test flight, I held transmitter 1 in my hands to control the model. Transmitter 2 rested on my flight bag on the ground in an upright position. The antennas on both transmitters were directional. However, I only tracked the model with the transmitter in my hands. This put the Ghost system at a possible disadvantage. Still, the link quality shows comparable performance. In fact, this result with Ghost is by the far the best I've obtained with any 2.4GHz system I've tested in a similar manner.
Posted by Risto | Mar 06, 2021 @ 08:00 AM | 2,226 Views
I created an interface to control a remote device (e.g. a drone) from the PC via a radio link and I call the project USB2PPM.

The USB2PPM circuit gets the signal from PC over USB connection and converts it to Pulse-Position-Modulation (PPM) to be input e.g. over a trainer jack into a remote control transmitter.





USB2PPM uses standard trainer port signal. Back in 2003, I did a similar project PC-to-R/C Interface V2.0, but it was much bigger than the current version and used RS-232 serial port that is deprecated today.

...Continue Reading