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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 29, 2019 @ 10:02 AM | 3,363 Views


Test Flight #2 - Nano Rare Bear with a 1020 Motor & 3" Prop

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl3FAn7QA34

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #MinimumRC #RareBear

I finally set aside time to replace the stock 8520 Motor with a 1020 Motor.
I was hoping for a greater amount of additional power but after watching this video and a video with the Stock Motor the 1020 Motor provides just a tiny bit more power.
I'll take all the power I can get ;-)

Here is a link to the Playlist which also includes the Build Tutorial Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq5F...ZQkvmPQdg4eW_M

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:
https://www.minimumrc.com/f8f-rarebe...cer-p0016.html

*Banggood no longer has the Pro Version, however, you should be able to add another servo for the ailerons to get full 4 channels, this may require a MOD to the fuselage.
Also, the 3 channel comes with a 720 motor but I like the 1020 Motor ;-)

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi......Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 27, 2019 @ 08:27 AM | 2,690 Views


DustOff #1 - King Kong/LDARC Tiny Wing 450 ;-)

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eINt-NpnPY0

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #TinyWing450

I thought this Tiny Wing would make for an excellent Micro FPV Wing ;-)
It has several flight modes; 6-axis, 3-axis, and manual.
It's made from EPP Foam which makes it extremely durable.

Let's blow the Dust Off ;-)

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Here is a link to this Cool Micro Wing:

KINGKONG/LDARC TINY WING 450mm Wingspan EPP FPV PNP With Flight Control
https://www.banggood.com/KINGKONGLDA...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Micro SBUS DSM2/DSMX Receiver I used:
(Note: I changed the connector on the Flight Controller & Receiver to a Servo Connector)

MOY DS801 DSMX DSM2 Mini Compatible Receiver with SBUS PPM Output
https://www.banggood.com/MOY-DS801-D...47791920140372

Here are links to some LIPOs that should work as I could not find the LIPO I used:
(Note: This is based on the stated Spec/Dimensions/Weight of the LIPOs, I do not have these so I cannot confirm this is accurate)

Gaoneng GNB 7.4V 450mAh 2S 80C/160C Lipo Battery JST Plug
https://www.banggood.com/Gaoneng-GNB...47791920140372

URUAV 7.4V 450mAh 80/160C 2S Lipo Battery JST Plug for RC Drone
https://www.banggood.com/URUAV-7_4V-...47791920140372

KINGKONG/LDARC FLY EGG V2 100 RC FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 7.4V 450mAh 80C Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/KINGKONG-LD...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 22, 2019 @ 11:03 AM | 4,994 Views


Test Flight #1 - Nano Rare Bear with a 1020 Motor & 3" Prop

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOVaP1NGRj4

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #MinimumRC #RareBear

I finally set aside time to replace the stock 8520 Motor with a 1020 Motor.
I was hoping for a greater amount of additional power but after watching this video and a video with the Stock Motor the 1020 Motor provides just a tiny bit more power.
I'll take all the power I can get ;-)

Here is a link to the Playlist which also inlcudes the Build Tutorial Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq5F...ZQkvmPQdg4eW_M

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F RareBear Pro 360mm Wingspan 4CH KT Board RC Airplane With 8520 Coreless Motor KIT/PNP - PNP
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Standard Version Plus Motor & Servos of this Kit:

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Receiver I used:

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Here is a link to the Servos:

TY Model 1.7g Servo With JST 1.0mm Plug Compatible Spektrum 6400 Series Receiver For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/TY-Model-1_...47791920140372

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 19, 2019 @ 08:50 AM | 1,013 Views


DustOff #9 - XK DHC2 Beaver Bush Plane - I'm terrible at 3D Mode ;-(

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEOh9DswlC4

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #DHC2Beaver #BushPlane

I took the DHC2 Beaver out for another DustOff Flight after refreshing my memory on how to get it into 3D Mode.
Let's just say it would have been better if I had just forgotten all about 3D Mode ;-)

Complete Playlist for the XK DHC-2 Beaver Bush Plane
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...vpJsn6uxbJzrA-

RC Tip #8 - XK DHC-2 A600 Beaver Landing Gear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtEwN1G0QgU

RC Tutorial - Add a Micro FPV System to the XK DHC-2 Beaver A600 Airplane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd9PeOvpnYk

Maiden FPV Flight Of The XK DHC-2 Beaver Airplane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnQL_Jcb3V4

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XK DH C-2 DH C2 A600 5CH 3D6G System Brushless RC Airplane Compatible Futaba RTF - Mode 2 (Left Hand Throttle)
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DH-C-2-D...47791920140372

XK DHC-2 A600 RC Airplane Spare Parts 7.4V 300mAh 25C Li-po Battery
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DHC-2-A6...47791920140372

XK DHC-2 A600 RC Airplane Spare Part Propeller Set XK.2.A600.009
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DHC-2-A6...47791920140372

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw FPV Transmitter 700TVL 1/4 CMOS Wide Angle FPV Camera Support OSD NTSC/PAL Switchable
https://www.banggood.com/48CH-25mw-T...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 15, 2019 @ 08:59 AM | 2,920 Views


DustOff #7 - Glue & Fly Series F22 Micro V2 - 3S LIPO Fun Flight ;-)

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67902x5MIFI

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #F22Micro

After several morning trips out to the area where I fly I finally had 5-6mph wind wihtout too much gust ;-)
Let's blow some Dust Off!

The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Intermediate to Advanced.
Intermediate setup is a 2S Power System with 10 points more Dual-Rate than on a 3S Setup.
Advanced setup is a 3S Power System.
It's very docile on a 2S Power System, Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

The GFS F22 Micro V2 Plans are available for Patrons!
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc

The GFS F22 Micro V1 Plans are available to Youtube Subscribers!
If you would like a copy of the Plans & Associated Documents send an email to [email protected]
In the Email Subject enter: GFS F22 Micro V1 Plans
We will get them to you as soon as we can.
You're going to love it ;-)

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Here are links to the components:

Racerstar Racing Edition BR1407 3500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

Emax ES9251Ⅱ Upgrade Version 2.5g Plastic Micro Digital Servo
https://www.banggood.com/Emax-ES9251...47791920140372

TURNIGY Plush 10amp Speed Controller w/BEC
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=7704831703

GemFan Bull Nose 3545 GRP/Nylon Propellers CW/CCW Set Green (2 pairs)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/gemfan-b...asc=4386980317

Turnigy nano-tech 460mah 2S 25~40C Lipo
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=4415089965

Turnigy nano-tech 450mAh 3S 65C Lipo (E-flite Compatible Blade 180CFX EFLB4503SJ30)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-..._asc=251133636

OrangeRx R610V2 Lite DSM2 Compatible 6CH 2.4GHz Receiver w/CPPM (Version 2)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/orangerx...asc=5700704759


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 12, 2019 @ 06:19 PM | 1,367 Views


DustOff Flight #15 - RC Converted Chuck Glider - How Maneuverable is it?

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRekJZm31MM

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #ChuckGlider

I thought I'd demonstrate just how maneuverable a plane can be even without a rudder ;-)
This Converted RC Chuck Glider can change direction very quickly indeed ;-)

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Here is a link to the Playlist for this RC Converted Chuck Glider:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T

Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

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https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 08, 2019 @ 09:11 AM | 1,405 Views


DustOff Flight #6 - Highly Modified Brushless WLToys F949 Cessna 182

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBEbJ2WCpKs

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #BrushlessConversion #Cessna182 #WLToysF949

Let's knock some of the Dust Off of this Micro Cessna.

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Here are links to all the Components used in the Brushless Conversion:

***Make sure you select a Receiver that supports your Transmitter Protocol - I chose this DSMX/DSM2 Receiver for my Transmitter
2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Racerstar Racing Edition BR1306 3100KV 1-2S Brushless Motor - Clockwise Screw Thread
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-1...47791920140372

HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=4085774970

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=4184097243

GWS EP Propeller (DD-4025 102x64mm) green (6pcs/set)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/gws-ep-p...asc=8406213277

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Consider Supporting Our Channel by...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 05, 2019 @ 09:05 AM | 1,221 Views


Test Flight - Glue & Fly Series F22 Micro V2 on a Tiny 2S LIPO ;-)

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #F22Micro

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQh9IHqioKc

I had very little wind this morning, hardly ever happens, so I decided to perform some Test Flights with a Tiny FullyMax 2S 400mah 25C LIPO.

The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Intermediate to Advanced.
Intermediate setup is a 2S Power System with 10 points more Dual-Rate than on a 3S Setup.
Advanced setup is a 3S Power System.
It's very docile on a 2S Power System, Fast & Acrobatic with a 3S Power System.

Plans are available for Patrons!
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc

The Version 1 Plans are available to Youtube Subscribers!
If you would like a copy of the Plans & Associated Documents send an email to [email protected]
In the Email Subject enter: GFS F22 Micro V1 Plans
We will get them to you as soon as we can.
You're going to love it ;-)

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Here are links to the components: (Note: I use a JST to XT30 adapter for many of the 2S LIPOs)

Racerstar Racing Edition BR1407 3500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

Emax ES9251 V2 Upgrade Version 2.5g Plastic Micro Digital Servo
https://www.banggood.com/Emax-ES9251......Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 01, 2019 @ 09:03 AM | 3,431 Views


DustOff #8 - XK DHC2 Beaver Bush Plane - Where's my 3D Mode?

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #DHC2Beaver #BushPlane

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8GohZY9VME

Well, I took the DHC2 Beaver out for another DustOff Flight and could not get it to go into 3D Mode.
I'll try the spare transmitter than came with the XK Edge Plane and hopefull it's a transmitter issue and not a gyro issue.

Complete Playlist for the XK DHC-2 Beaver Bush Plane
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...vpJsn6uxbJzrA-

RC Tip #8 - XK DHC-2 A600 Beaver Landing Gear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtEwN1G0QgU

RC Tutorial - Add a Micro FPV System to the XK DHC-2 Beaver A600 Airplane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd9PeOvpnYk

Maiden FPV Flight Of The XK DHC-2 Beaver Airplane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnQL_Jcb3V4

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

XK DH C-2 DH C2 A600 5CH 3D6G System Brushless RC Airplane Compatible Futaba RTF - Mode 2 (Left Hand Throttle)
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DH-C-2-D...47791920140372

XK DHC-2 A600 RC Airplane Spare Parts 7.4V 300mAh 25C Li-po Battery
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DHC-2-A6...47791920140372

XK DHC-2 A600 RC Airplane Spare Part Propeller Set XK.2.A600.009
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DHC-2-A6...47791920140372

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw FPV Transmitter 700TVL 1/4 CMOS Wide Angle FPV Camera Support OSD NTSC/PAL Switchable
https://www.banggood.com/48CH-25mw-T...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Consider Supporting Our Channel by becoming a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
Patrons of the Channel will have Exclusive access to Aircraft Plans & Content!

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups

https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=754189