Posted by rclad | Today @ 05:21 PM | 163 Views
Monty Python's Life of Brian ends with a happy tune: "Look at the bright side of life." There's even a cheery whistle. Now that I got my Black Magic pattern plane back in the air today, I can see the bright side of the tail damage done last week.

What made the recent grounding of my only pattern plane a bit gloomy is the upcoming contest next week. The only way I could continue practicing for the event was to fly my big 104" Extra 300. I had to set it up to respond very similarly to the pattern plane, so the transition back would not be hard. One of the items I changed was a new Flight Mode (FM3) to make the entry into the spin a bit easier. I could now make multiple changes to the control response with one switch. It worked great, but I forgot I had not copied the settings over to the pattern plane.

I got a big surprise today when I flipped to Mode 3 for the spin with my newly repaired pattern plane. There was no throttle control, no aileron, and the elevator went to 100% - full rate with little expo. I ended up snap rolling the plane into a spin. I regained control by switching back to Normal Mode.

I got the plane back on the runway and immediately found the error, then added the settings for the spin mode. The next flight went much smoother when I switched to the new Mode 3. No surprises!

Anyway, the new gear sets have been installed in the old Futaba S9650 servos that control both halves of the elevator. Although only one servo was damaged, I replaced the gears in both servos, since they were well worn. In the process of installing the refurbished servos I found one of the nylon brackets on a control horn had gotten worn and allowed too much free movement of the elevator. That also got replaced. Now, no more slop!

So, look at the bright side of life!
Posted by Thomas B. | Today @ 05:10 PM | 145 Views
Next free Download Plan.
MiniManta Speeder U 250g (2 min 12 sec)

Posted by Knoll53 | Today @ 03:48 PM | 209 Views
I am moving and must sell my 2nd car. It has been a great sports car for me over the past 2 years. Low Mileage. Well cared for. No accidents. In very good condition. The Sports Package has many upgrades to wheels, brakes and suspension. Automatic trans with manual mode and Paddle shifters. Leather interior in very good condition. Rear seats fold down for a large cargo area. Clean title, registration current, current smog certificate and owners manual. Ready to go. Call to set up a time to come by to see and test drive.
Make me an offer.

2010 INFINITI G37 Sport Coupe 2 Door
Drive: RWD
Transmission: , 7-Speed Automatic with Manual Shift
Engine: 3.7L V6 DOHC 24V
Exterior color: INFINITI Graphite Shadow
Interior color: Graphite

FEATURES
Premium Pkg
Sport Pkg
Sport Suspension
Traction Control
Vehicle Dynamic Control
ABS (4-Wheel)
Anti-Theft System
Keyless Entry
Keyless Start
Air Conditioning
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Cruise Control
Power Steering
Tilt & Telescoping Wheel
Metal accent pedals
AM/FM Stereo
CD/MP3
Bose Premium Sound
XM Satellite
Navigation System
Bluetooth Wireless
Parking Sensors
Backup Camera
Dual Air Bags
Side Air Bags
F&R Head Curtain Air Bags
Heated Seats
Dual Power Seats
Leather interior
Power Moon Roof
Bi-HID Headlamps
19" Premium...Continue Reading
Posted by evildomain | Today @ 01:39 PM | 370 Views
Some pics of my Armattan Chameleon Ti with T-MOTOR F60 Pro II motors.
Posted by Blaze0021 | Today @ 12:51 PM | 473 Views
The Maiden Flight of my Parkzone F-27Q Stryker 943mm BNF (New / Old Stock) was a success!

Parkzone F-27Q Stryker 943mm BNF (New / Old Stock) Golden Hour Maiden Flight (4 min 39 sec)

I was fortunate enough to win this rare item on eBay a week ago. When I first saw this model 7 years ago at my local hobby shop, I was only a beginner, flying a Hobbyzone Champ, wishing I had the skills to fly it. I had passed it up at the time and had regretted it ever since. 7 years later, I came across this new / old stock on eBay and couldn't pass up the chance to have it in my fleet. And what an awesome 4-Channel wing this is! This flight goes through testing some of the basic maneuvers as well as knife edges, an inverted flat spin, and the boomerang.

Modifications:

1) Switched out the ESC EC3 connector to Deans.
2) Added satin tape to exposed leading edge of main wings.
3) Applied 2 spray coats of Minwax Satin-Finish Polycrylic.

Equipment, Setup, and Programming:

1) Transmitter - Spektrum DX8 (G2)
2) Receiver - Lemon LM0033 DSMX 7-Ch Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver
3) Gains - Aileron 8:30, Elevator 8:45, Rudder 8:45
4) DX8 Master Gain - Set to +3
5) Rates - Aileron 78% with 50% Expo, Elevator 80% with 48% Expo, Rudder 65% with 15% Expo
6) Lipo - Pulse 3S 2250mAh 45C (186 grams)
7) Prop Brake - Enabled
8) Mix - Throttle to Aileron Rate Set to -2% with an 85% Offset (to help counter the natural tendency of the subtle left roll while under throttle).
9) Throttle Timer - Set to 4 Minutes.
10) Hand Launch Throttle - 70%

Camera / Phone: Shot with an iPhone 11.
Cameraman: Robert "Doc" Mickelsen
Location: Mountain Vista High School
Music: A Beautiful Song - Nier: Automata Soundtrack
Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 11:11 AM | 546 Views
Halloa peoples!

so yeahh.. another sale or what? No surprice eventhough the Covid party did end up slowing down the slurry of sales
And is it then even interesting to have a look at this years Summer sale? As always a lot of price cuts aren't Really price cuts but it can pay off to check if your wish-list items have actually dropped in price


Bought me a Car & Helicopter in Banggood's Summer Prime Sale :D (11 min 49 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 09:39 AM | 690 Views


DustOff #7 & #8 - Volantex V765-2 Super Cub 750mm PNF - This is a Great Little Super Cub!

Volantex Super Cub V765-2 750mm RTF with Gyro
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Banggood GCRC
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Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAS31cJh9qo

This was one of my first Traditional Planes and is still one of my Favorites ;-)
It has plenty of power with the 2S Power System, it's very durable, and very fun to fly.

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***Spare Stock Prop
Volantex V765-2 Super Cub 750mm FPV Aircraft RC Airplane Spare Part 7040 Propeller
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***Spare Prop (I MOD'd the Prop Shaft and use a different Prop with a Collet - See Video Below for MODs)
2pcs KMP 7040 7X4E 7*4E High Efficiency Propeller Blade for RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/2pcs-KMP-70...47791920140372

MODs & Testing - Super Cub - 4 MODs that make a Difference ;-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF-0Bw5bUek

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Posted by Helen_AGFrc | Today @ 02:02 AM | 1,489 Views
Hello, I am happy to bring you our new products, the waterproof low profile servo!

It is A50CHMW, the coreless waterproof servo with 18kg torque and 0.11s speed @8.4V.

Great for your RC Drifting Cars!

Feature

High performance Low Profile digital servo
High precision steel gear
High quality coreless motor
Dual ball bearing
Programmable
Aluminium top and middium part


Specification

Operating Voltage: 4.8-8.4 V

Operating speed: 0.13sec/60° @ 6.0V
Operating speed: 0.12sec/60° @ 7.4V
Operating speed: 0.11sec/60° @ 8.4V

Stall Torque: 13 kg-cm (181 oz-in) @ 6.0V
Stall Torque: 16 kg-cm (222 oz-in) @ 7.4V
Stall Torque: 18 kg-cm (250 oz-in) @ 8.4V

Gear: Steel
Motor : CLS
Size: 40.8*20.2*26.1mm (1.60 x 0.79 x 1.02 in)
Weight: 51g
Connector Wire: JR 180 mm

Ideal for 1/10, 1/8 on road, off road, truck & plane

The Retail price for the A50CHMW is 54.99US$/PC! Very fair price with Good quality!

If you need more info, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Posted by Mandy Chen | Today @ 12:40 AM | 1,652 Views
BrotherHobby Land Snail 930 E-Skateboard

Are you ready?
Start a new adventure with our E-Skateboard


One piece carbon fiber, max load is 230KG.

CNC Trucks, 0.01mm tolerance, accurate without any play.

Professionally damping system designed for the common load use, with tension suspension and 50A rubber tires filtering the vibration to protect the feet not be benumbed.
Posted by Amanda BH | Yesterday @ 08:48 PM | 1,987 Views
VY 2004 MOTOR setup suggestions with 14.9g Ultralight weight.
Best for Sub-250g 5'' build on 4-6S.
It should be the biggest motor for Sub-250g 5'' build on 4-6S.
Like 3'' build,it is 5'' power
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Yesterday @ 07:20 PM | 2,468 Views
Here is my install guide and review for some of the metal parts for the WL Toys 144001.

https://www.quadifyrc.com/rccarreviews/wl-toys-144001-upgrade-metal-part-upgrades

I've written about why I chose the parts I did, why I avoided the ones I did and which other parts I'd consider.

A full install guide with pictures is there too.


Posted by Cocg | Yesterday @ 06:37 PM | 2,498 Views
.....Than last entry .!! Should update but I'm not one to talk about myself...
I'll write: Lately I've been selling off some stuff previously posted here.. Been into the EDF Jet thing lately with a number of additions.. Whole new ballgame ..!! A4, A6, F4, F104, F86, F16 x 2, F 15, F 18.. 737, 787, A330, A320, A380..!!!
Posted by PittSpecial | Yesterday @ 01:32 PM | 3,422 Views
Hello good people,

Just sharing some experience with swapping over a good frontal bearing from a spare motor to my favorite motor that developed an issue with it's Frontal Motor Bearing. The spare motor was actually on this recently acquired Park Zone T-28 Trojan with retracts and noticed that my Batteries were coming a little warm, usually they come down luke warm. Please NOTE that the motor that came with this recently acquired Trojan did NOT have the Bad Frontal Motor Bearing issue.

Took apart both motors and with a little planning and caution, the parts were secured carefully. Both motor frontal bearings were taken out by lightly tapping them out with a wooded dowel and tested the bad bearing on the rotation bell of one motor and sure enough it made a rattle of a noise. (Video).

Swapped the good frontal bearing to my favorite (Stator) Park Zone 480 motor that always gives good performance and low AMP draw using the Master Airscrew 10 X 7 X 3. Static testing after putting together the flight motor yielded very good power:

EDIT: I found a good article about Brushless Motors at:
https://gympiemodelflyers.wordpress....shless-motors/

FULL THROTTLE: 183 WATTs / 17.3 AMPs / 10.7 Volts

On Tuesday (07-07-2020), I flew this recently acquired PZ Trojan from a local friend and it performed very well with very good airspeed but, again the batteries seemed to come down a little warmer than expected. I do hope that using my favorite Stator (Motor) would give better...Continue Reading
Posted by Velaccio | Yesterday @ 12:45 PM | 3,445 Views
Hello, I am selling a brand new SonicModell Binary with landing gear and navigation lights . All the stuff has been only unboxed and I ship everywhere from Italy. The price is 150,00 euros.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Yesterday @ 05:00 AM | 4,865 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Pas mal du tout, mis à part ... J'attendais impatiemment de tester ce nouveau cru de chez Eachine, le LAL 5STYLE ! Épurer niveau caméra avec le remplacement de la Tarsier par la Ratel, cette nouvelle version n'a pourtant rien à envier à son prédécesseur. Un bon châssis, bien équipé niveau électronique et une belle finition, le LAL 5STYLE comblera les amateurs de freestyle que ce soit en version 4S qu'en 6S. Quelques petits défauts à régler malgré tout ; Les hélices sont très mal équilibrées et devront être changées, la lipo à installée en-dessous pour plus de confort selon moi et enfin, j'aurais aimé des tubes d'antenne plus long ainsi qu'une XT60 noire... Passé ces petits détail, cet engin reste d'un excellent rapport qualité prix ! En bref, si vous cherchez un 5 pouces bien équipé pour 150€, ne cherchez plus, vous allez adoré, mais changez les hélices !!! Bon Film et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

Eachine LAL 5STYLE - Review Test Démo - Les hélices .. Poubelle ! lol (45 min 14 sec)


NOTATAZ : 17.5/20 Très bon rapport qualité prix malgré tout !

Niveau : Amateurs
Les + : Bien équipé, Belles finitions, Bien réglé sortie de boite, Résistant, Autonomie correcte, Agréable à piloter, Puissant ...
Les - : Hélices à jeter ! Tubes d'antenne à rallonger, XT60 jaune (beurk ! lol), Fixation Lollipop à vérifier.

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

-...Continue Reading
Posted by rsilk | Yesterday @ 03:56 AM | 4,908 Views
The stock ESC that comes with the ZOHD Dart 250g (and probably other ZOHD models), was proving hard to calibrate until I understood the reason.

If the zero throttle position is not captured within 3 seconds of applying battery power to the ESC, it will enter "programming mode" and an endless loop of beeps!

This means you need to zero the throttle immediately (within 1 second) after the 2 initial short "beep-beep" tones. The "manual" implies that you have 3 seconds after the 2 initial "beep-beep" before it enters programming mode. You don't, you have 1 second only.

This will be true if you calibrate via iNav (Outputs tab), or a PWM receiver.
Posted by jmxp69 | Yesterday @ 02:58 AM | 5,126 Views
Not much to say on putting this plane together. A monkey could do it:

FMS PC 21 Pilatus RC Plane Build Review and Maiden Flight (12 min 10 sec)

Posted by Catherine Chen | Yesterday @ 01:09 AM | 5,572 Views
Hello Everyone,

This is Phantom 3 2+ Battery to B6 B6AC Balance Charger Adapter Charging Cable

Description
Used for DJI Phantom 3 / 2 battery .
One plug connect the battery
the Bullet plug connect the charger .
14 AWG Soft Silicone Wire
Size : 150 * 150 * 12 mm
Weight : 42g

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Catherine
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