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Posted by eihoward | Today @ 09:02 AM | 49 Views
I am going to collect here resources as I learn about Gas Engines.

FAQ for Gas Engine Newbies:
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 06:15 AM | 60 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Bien joué EACHINE !!! Voici aujourd'hui mon test du tout nouveau masque FPV de chez Eachine, le VRD3 ... On ne peut vraiment pas dire qu'ils sont à la ramasse chez Eachine, après le VRD2 Pro, les EV800D, les EV200 et j'en passe, ils nous sortent aujourd'hui un masque premier prix bien complet ! Ce qui m'a surpris en premier c'est sont poids et son design. Plutôt bien conçu et surtout très complet avec son vrai diversity et son DVR, il conviendra parfaitement aux débutants qui n'auront pas besoin de se ruiner pour avoir du matériel plus que correct. Les seules choses que je pourrais lui reprocher, c'est peut être le fait de ne pas pouvoir visualiser les DVR dans le masque ou la petite gène au niveau de mon nez (mais ça c'est perso, on a pas tous le même gros pif ! lol ) . Sinon, pour ce prix là, il ne faut pas lui faire trop de critiques négatives je pense ... En bref, un très bon masque avec un excellent rendu vidéo pour se lancer dans l'aventure FPV sans se mettre son banquier à dos .

Eachine VRD3 masque FPV 1er prix - Review Test Démo - Efficace et Pas cher ! (22 min 6 sec)

NOTATAZ : 17.5/20 Eachine pense aux débutants !

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Simple à Utiliser, léger, complet et PAS CHER !
Les - : Petite gène avec Mon nez, pas de navigation dans le DVR ...

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

COUPONS BANGGOOD : CES2019 ou...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 06:13 AM | 65 Views
Yep Les Amis,
130g de PUISSANCE !!! Waow, waow, waow ... Je savais qu'il envoyait bien mais j'ai été surpris quand même . Voici un des derniers crus de chez Diatone, le GT R349 ! Conçu pour durer, cette petite torpille ultra résistante, que ce soit pour son carbone de très bonne qualité de 4mm ou son plastique très résistant, est hyper réactif et plutôt bien réglé dès la sortie de la boite. Tout aussi à l'aise en pilotage tranquille que nerveux, ce petit engin plaira selon moi, à tout style de pilote. On regrettera peut être le manque de tilt de la caméra, on reste entre 25 et 45% alors que vu sa puissance, certains en voudront certainement un peu plus . En bref, un excellent 3 pouces pour le prix je pense .

Diatone 2019 GT R349 - Review Test Démo - La Torpille 3 pouces !!! (32 min 51 sec)

NOTATAZ : 19/20 Quel PIED !!!

Niveau : Confirmés
Les + : TRES Résistant, Puissant, Précis, Bonne conception générale !
Les - : Orientation de cam réduite ...

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- Diatone 2019 GT R349 :
- Diatone 2019 GT R249 :
- Diatone 2019 GT R249 HD :
- Diatone 2019 GT R249+ HD :
- Batteries Utilisées Zop 4S :
- Batteries conseillées 4S :
Hélices 3052 Gemfan :
- MAMBA F405 Mini 20X20 : https://goo....Continue Reading
Posted by Martin Minder | Today @ 06:06 AM | 81 Views
Greetings from Switzerland
Here are some pictures from my Bearcat with the Saito Radial. The maiden
flight should start next spring.
Posted by Slider2732 | Today @ 01:06 AM | 180 Views
Totally forgot to post the upgrades to the Santa Quad airplane firmware!

It's all based on the excellent Silverware idea being to convert the drone TX/RX to be able to fly circa 2010 old classics, with modern 2.4GHz control.

Below are various flight demo's of the different firmwares.
The firmwares themselves are in the attached Zip folder and a HowTo set of instructions is included. Also, what the various code flashes will enable for a specific 'Style' as they're called.
Flashing is the same as for Silverware, however you currently flash works fine.
Included flashing instructions are mainly for Linux users, as that's what I run.
All safety's are still in place, such as throttle off with loss of signal, auto rebind, LVC.
An aircraft will bind at any angle, no need for a level surface.
The gyro is disabled, being that it can interfere with planes that have no dihedral or long wings (ask me how I found that out, as they say).
Range is up to 400ft, shown in the videos, everything is far better without 4 motors buzzing away next to the RX and when the antenna is pointing upward from the board.
Throttle on the left stick, ailerons/rudder/elevator on the right stick.

ITC Starscream conversion - Differential Thrust + ZTT
+ intro to the system:

Raptor vs Raptor - Bird attacks quad powered model airplane (4 min 54 sec)

Ailerons and Elevator:

AilElev - Santa RX (3 min 11 sec)
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Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 11:35 PM | 196 Views
It has been super humid for weeks ...
Today was relatively less humid ...

How far are we from the Equator ?

Got the 4ch FS2A Rx soldered up .. ( Pins to board )
Next I will bind the Rx to the Qx7 .. And then put it in the PJp ... And Program Elevons .

Getting there !
Posted by mintie | Yesterday @ 11:05 PM | 202 Views
Wow. Doesn’t time fly Over a year since last post and a lot has happened. Have been spending a bit of time with our eldest son and his gokart. In May last year pit crewed at Hampton Downs race way. Xmas we drove 1000k to a his place and worked on the kart . There was some fibreglass work to do on the new nose cone he uses for road racing. I bought it home with me after we did the glass work and I am now doing the painting on it
Posted by Pierre_de’ Loop | Yesterday @ 10:28 PM | 217 Views
The new kits come with 1/64" plywood die-cut for sheeting the cockpit. My older kit provides some rather thick balsa for this task. I like the the plywood idea and feel fortunate to have a relatively large sheet of 1/64" handy.

Next up, the forward cockpit.
Posted by jetpilotrich | Yesterday @ 09:48 PM | 262 Views
Its time to test out some different CG positions and different size lipo packs on the New FMS 3000MM FOX Glider.... It seems to fly Fantastic in the 90 -110mm range.... Stay tuned for more precise measurements in the next video! Enjoy


Posted by jetpilotrich | Yesterday @ 09:43 PM | 275 Views
Climb aboard the Massive 3000mm FOX Glider from FMS Models! This maiden flight really shows off the ease of assembly and the models stable flight characteristics in very high winds.... Check it out at FMSMODEL.COM ...

FMS FOX 3000mm Maiden Flight UNCUT By: RCINFORMER (29 min 45 sec)

Posted by blitzen | Yesterday @ 06:06 PM | 353 Views
My last post was about an ultra micro plane and a problem with a fried motor. A new motor was mounted and working normally. Less than a minute after the plane was back in the air, it suddenly wanted to gain altitude. For a moment, I thought that something was wrong with the elevons. But then I realized the throttle stick had no effect. The plane must have been flying close to full speed by the time I turned off the TX. After a few seconds the plane dived. On the ground, the motor spun slowly until the battery was disconnected. The smell of burnt circuits lingered, The plane survived with minimal damage but the board can't be removed without breaking the plane apart. So, that ends that.
Posted by TMacFPV | Yesterday @ 05:53 PM | 330 Views
Superhero Quad! Iron Man Wizard! This is our 2nd video in the series HOW TO BUILD FPV 5 INCH RACE DRONE. In this video, we cover both the BetaFlight and BlHeli setups of our Eachine Wizard X220 5 Inch Race Drone after helping it shed 20% of its original weight in Part1 of this video series. We step through each of the applicable Tabs of Betafliight, use BlHeli32 Suite to “Play Some Music” with our Airbot ORI32 4 in 1 ESC, and conclude the video with our maiden flight! There is a "clickable" hyperlinked Table of Contents in the video description so you can "jump" to any section of the video you're interested in just by clicking on the "Time Stamp" next to the topic. Hope you will find this short 5 Inch Build Tutorial helpful in the construction of your very own FPV Racer! 👍

Posted by JohnVH | Yesterday @ 04:51 PM | 393 Views
Trying to take out the camera man on takeoff!

COMING RIGHT AT YOU!! Freewing F-22 Raptor 90mm EDF Jet Flight! F22 Motion RC (3 min 8 sec)

Posted by Rural Flyer | Yesterday @ 12:39 PM | 459 Views
The link below is to some initial footage with all parameters set to "Auto", in both Sunny and cloudy Outdoor daylight conditions.

The only real change was setting the Frame Rate to 60 FPS during the cloudy day to bump the Shutter speed up just a notch as the first footage seemed considerably darker and softer (somehow)...

Although this cam is a couple years old now and being cleared out at bargain prices ($60 CAD, Tax Shipping net, net) to me it is a tremendous value.

So far it, easily matches and in some respects exceeds the quality of my trusty Turnigy Eclipse 2K.

GitUp Git2P Sunny vs cloudy outdoor test (5 min 25 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 08:40 AM | 565 Views
Tutorial - Volantex Ranger G2 - Fix that bad Thrust Angle

Here is a link to the Video:

Well, this planes stock thrust angle is absolutely terrible.
It is so bad, in fact, that on my Maiden Launch the plane nosed in hard as though I had full down Elevator on the Plane.
I setup Flaperons and with Full Flaps and Full Up-Trim on the Elevator I was able to mitigate this bad Thrust angle but is that the best solution?
Now, I'm going to Modify the stock Thrust Angle to get it where it should have been from the start.
Watch this Tutorial and see how ;-)

Here is link to this Plane:

Volantex V757-6 Ranger G2 1200mm Wingspan EPO FPV Airplane PNP

Here are the Batteries I use in this Plane:

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack

See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by BEAMRC | Jan 17, 2019 @ 07:08 PM | 835 Views

No reverse engineering, just forward thinking
At Beam, doing things better is not just a concept, it's a reality.

* Fully Carbon and CNC metal block frames
* New servo mount
* New battery rail system & battery tray
* High-quality carbon main blades
* Serviceable swashplate
* Almost unbreakable special nylon compounded landing skids
* New tail case design
* New type belt system

What's in the Box:
Beam E480 (assembled Main rotor, Tail rotor)
Fiberglass Painted Canopy (red/black)
Fiberglass Main Rotor Blades 360mm
Pinion gear 13T & 14T
312MG-T swash servo set
Scorpion HK-2520-1880KV, MOTER
ESC: Electronic Speed Controller

The one of the Premium Electric RC Helis in the world of 480.
Beam stands for Beautifully Engineered Action Machine and having following features which stand out from other similar size products.
BEAM 480 (Beautifully Engineered Action Machine)
• Premium quality and Impressive design.
• No need upgrading. All come with carbon fiber bodies and metal components.
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Posted by JSKYVOLT | Jan 17, 2019 @ 04:59 PM | 868 Views
several kyosho gearbox motor combos including a handmade one i got for my flash #1, some MEC gearbox parts, a long nose gear drive for glider, ap-29 kyosho motor clamshell mounts, GWS stuff, kyosho prop and spinner for petite series,and a somewhat rare Aristocraft Motor Conditioner missing the most important piece- the tachometer magnet-(started to make one------ will have to take closer shots
Posted by aben71 | Jan 17, 2019 @ 12:37 PM | 992 Views
The Hubsan H501S has certainly been out for a while now and is still my main camera bird.Yeah it would be nice to get something new at some point but this one still does well for me.

Drone Flight Around The Homestead With My Hubsan H501S (4 min 11 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 17, 2019 @ 11:35 AM | 1,045 Views
down to push rods, control horns and markings/livery
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 17, 2019 @ 10:24 AM | 1,017 Views
Review Part 3 - RacerStar BR2208 1400kv Motor Thrust Test with Gemfan APC Style 8x4 Prop

Here is a link to the Video:

This is a very inexpensive motor and I purchased it for $4.99 US
The Manufacturer's Stated Thrust Data is higher than what my Motor was able to provide with an 8x4 ABS Prop with a 3S LIPO.
That Prop may have been too flexible to provide the Thrust in the Manufacturer's Specs.
I had a comment on my initial Review & Thrust Test of this Motor and was told that the Motor performed better with a 9x5 Prop.
I purchased a couple of 9x5 Props to conduct this Thrust Test again and it did indeed provided much more Thrust.
Now, I have also purchased a Gemfan APC Style 8x4 Prop for testing ;-)
Let's see how it performs with this Prop and then I will state my conclusions again.

Here is a link to this Motor:

Racerstar BR2208 1400KV 2-4S Brushless Motor

Here is a link to these Props:

Gemfan 8040 Propeller for RC Airplane Fixed-wing Aircraft 1 Pair

JXF Poly Composite Propeller 9x5 (2pcs)

Manufacturers Test Data:

LIPO.....Prop.......Amps.........Thrust.....Power. .......Efficiency
3S...........8040....11.5...........630..........1 28.............4.9 g/W

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