Posted by old4570 | Apr 17, 2021 @ 08:31 PM | 2,201 Views
Cheetah Glider (10 min 3 sec)

Must be almost 2 years ago I converted this one . And never did a video ! Maybe because the maiden was as windy as all and shortly after launching it the wind gusted the Cheetah into a tree !

I have a telescopic pole about 5 meters long and I had to go home and get it so I could knock the Cheetah out of the tree .

It does not like a lot of wind , being all mild mannered and all .

With a Zippy 350 in the rear battery compartment CG looks to be good . Flight time looks to be good .

TX RC system - Is from my Joyways Crash Invader ( pictured ) It's mode 1 and very iffy !
But in the Cheetah glider it works ok . There was no way I could fly the Invader ( crash invader ) with that Tx .
So some changes were made ( new Rx / brushed ESC ) and it flies .

So I had a Tx and Rx needing to be used in something , so the Cheetah RC glider came to exist .
So there we go , it works . Some tweaking still needed .

A) Fit the battery better .
B) Improve the motor cooling more

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 17, 2021 @ 08:17 PM | 2,018 Views
This is E-flite UMX A-10 Thunderbolt II 30mm EDF RC Jet Plane Fun With The Fire Department.

E-flite UMX A-10 Thunderbolt II 30mm EDF RC Jet Plane Fun With The Fire Department (6 min 9 sec)

Posted by Sammy70 | Apr 17, 2021 @ 06:56 PM | 2,076 Views
Winter Project #1 - Dynam TurboJet (aka Cessna Citation) with a splash of paint and homemade graphics
Posted by Sammy70 | Apr 17, 2021 @ 06:53 PM | 2,035 Views
Winter project #2 -- Parkzone Stinson with a splash of paint and Callie graphics
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Apr 17, 2021 @ 04:12 PM | 2,273 Views
It was time to return to the original wheel design, with a much larger diameter. It turned out the PLA hub has no meaningful mass difference from PETG, so it might as well be PETG for the higher temperature. This design had retaining rings glued on the hub, which were a disaster to glue on. A better idea might be diagonal overhangs. Then, there was adhesive to keep the tire from freewheeling.

It held the hexogrid tire on in an 11 mile drive. Power consumption with 1 new tire & 1 old tire was 254mAh/mile with 14oz of food.

Getting such a large clamshell to keep the wheel in place is tricky. It might be easier with a traditional block of infill or spokes. Lions just hate having any material which isn't visibly appealing.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Apr 17, 2021 @ 05:12 AM | 2,745 Views
Yep Les Amis,
L'exclusivité de Tic et Tac ! Nous avons testé pour vous le nouveau HGLRC MotoWhoop 90 Pusher ! Après 2 versions du Motowhoop, la marque nous propose un pusher, allégé et amélioré dans sa conception. Plus maniable et plus autonome que les premiers du nom, il est très efficace en indoor et par vent faible. Son concept de fixation de caméra, pour les possesseurs de Gopro Naked ou SMO, permet d'avoir la même orientation sur les deux caméras et facilitera la prise de vue cinématique sans aucun "jello" ou vibrations. Résistant et fiable niveau électronique, ce petit Pusher aura sa place dans cette catégorie sans pour autant, atteindre la première marche du podium... Prenez soin de vous et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

HGLRC MotoWhoop 90 Pusher - Review Test Démo - Résultat des concours et EXCLU ! (46 min 12 sec)

NOTATAZ : 17/20 Pas mal !!!
Chez HGLRC :
- Motowhoop 90 Pusher analogique :
- Motowhoop 90 Pusher numérique :
- Protections d'hélice :

- Motowhoop 90 Pusher analogique (coupon BGDaViS) :
- Motowhoop 90 Pusher numérique (coupon BGDaViS) :
- Lipo 4S 650mAh :
- Lipo 4S 550mAh :
- Lipo 3S 550mAh :
- Pads antidérapants :
- Chargeur conseillé (coupon BGHONEY2110 ) :
...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Apr 17, 2021 @ 05:11 AM | 2,744 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Jeux, Initiations, Compétitions... Du FUN POUR TOUS !!! J'attendais avec impatience qu'un fabricant nous sorte une version intéressante de ce que j'avais pu essayer au LUDY LAB, et bien c'est fait ! LDARC nous propose donc le FLYBALL, un racer 3" enfermé dans une cage de protection parfaitement étudiée, simple et efficace ! En version BNF (comme moi), vous n'aurez qu'à installer un récepteur compatible avec votre radiocommande pour pouvoir commencer à piloter en vol à vue et soit vous initier, soit inventer des jeux plus funs les uns que les autres sans risquer d'endommager votre drone. Si vous avez un masque FPV, ajoutez un VTX et une caméra et vous pourrez également jouer en immersion ou vous initier au vol en acro sans avoir peur de crasher. En bref, vous l'aurez compris, ce concept innovant permettra à tout le monde, l'utilisation de son choix et l'évolution permanente en fonction de votre imagination... Prenez soin de vous et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

LDARC FLYBALL - Review Test Démo - Résultat du concours et Gros KIFF au Karting ! (28 min 19 sec)

NOTATAZ : 19/20 J'adore !!!

- Caméra Foxeer Razer Nano :
- VTX Eachine TX23 :
- Lipo 4S 850mAh :
- Lipo 4S 1100mAh :
- Pads antidérapants : https:...Continue Reading
Posted by Wind burn | Apr 17, 2021 @ 12:55 AM | 3,003 Views
Here's a 2 meter whisper repair I did,by making a mold of the airfoil from an undamaged portion of the wing to make a replacement skin piece to graft in without using foam or any fillers on the outside. I didn't post all of the pictures but the process was the same for the top and bottom repair....Continue Reading
Posted by Bob Reynolds | Apr 17, 2021 @ 12:42 AM | 2,841 Views
Why the F-23A? We all know that the F-23 lost to the F-22. The F-22 had corrections and modifications made to it to become the production airplane that now exists. The F-23 had also planed for production changes and would have been made into the F-23A. The most visible changes were additional length of the fore-body, revised air inlets, refueling socket, running lights, and some aft-body shape changes due to engine changes.

This model is made from the xxxx kit of the F-23. There is a good thread at xxxxxx discussing the stock model and it's flying abilities. There were several problem areas associated with this model. Namely that the supplied landing gear is heavy and the balance point is hard to reach without adding nose weight. I was impressed at the packaging of the model and the way it dry fitted together. I was disappointed in the supplied fans (light weight copies of early Wemotec 70 mm fans. I had bought the bare kit and it held several things that I did not like. I didn't receive any servos and felt that since the "pockets" were close to HK 900 that I would like better servos. Along with servos was a real problem of servo/extension runs. The servos would have to have short (1 inch) wires. The extensions would be built into the plane with no access. In other words get the wiring right the first time because once the body gets glued together there is no more access. Here are a couple of teaser photos of my build of a F-23A. Today is the first time I've put the plane together this far along. Still a ways to go before paint.
Posted by old4570 | Apr 16, 2021 @ 06:30 PM | 3,202 Views
Micro Tundra with Stunt Flaps (6 min 28 sec)

So I did the mixing a little while ago and finally got to test fly the MT with Stunt Flaps :

Stung Flaps

The flaps are mixed to the elevator , rates are dropped to about 30% for the mixed flaps . Flaps move in the opposite direction to the elevator .
What I am after is increased lift when the MT is on it's back . I am trying to tune out the attraction to terrible firmness that the flat (?) bottom wing has .
And it looks to have worked a treat , more than enough authority to keep the MT on it's back .
Just need a very nice wind free morning / day to fly the MT on it's back .

Posted by djmoose | Apr 16, 2021 @ 04:41 PM | 3,786 Views
Available at Legend Hobby:

Enjoy this relaxing montage of videos and photos of this beautiful Seagull Perestroika. You might think I went a bit overboard...but I had a BLAST creating this mini movie. I hope this conveys how I look at airplanes...and I hope that this shows off the beauty and style of this Reno racer.

Relax with the Seagull Model Reno Air Care Yak-11 - Perestroika Build Finale Mini Movie - Chapter 7 (6 min 47 sec)

Posted by KwadSkwad | Apr 16, 2021 @ 04:39 PM | 3,248 Views
it's coming to fruition

3d printed DLG wing

Zone V2 airfoil for 1m plane
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 16, 2021 @ 11:25 AM | 3,533 Views
Howdy people

another new Diatone quad?!?! :O ahhh well sure.. why not :P And you could be mistaken to think All new offerings in this space ar Light Weights..
I'm happy to see at least this one is Also fun to fly in a sporty way

Link to one of them: Diatone Roma L5 digital version

I should add that was a bit disappointed by the flight-experience at first.. It definately needs a different tune

First look + a few test-flights

Diatone Roma L5 ! :O 4S & 6S - Digital or Analogue - First Look + Test Flights (30 min 8 sec)

Feel FREE to add your thoughts / experiences /video's / questions to this thread!

type: Long range FPV cruiser
wheelbase: 214 mm
base thickness: 4mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + allu
dry weight: 215 grams
flight controller: Mamba F722 AIO Mk1 board
firmware version: Betaflight 4.2.5
ESC's: Mamba 35A Blheli (AIO board)
motors: Mamba 2004 1700 Kv or 2900 Kv
propellors: Gemfan 5125 3-blade
FPV camera: Caddx Nebula Pro (for DJI)
VTX: Caddx Vista / DJI Digital
Lipo: 1050 mah 6S or 1300 4S
OSD: yes, by DJI
smart Audio: DJI Digital
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: nope. 1 set in the box
Posted by kathyy | Apr 16, 2021 @ 09:28 AM | 3,160 Views
I have an unfinished Focke Wulfe 1990 D-9 by PICA. Don't know what to do with it nor do I know what to sell it for. 65" wingspan, 730" area - for 4 to 6 channel radios and .60 engines. Choose from 3 versions (stated on box). Kit RC - 3 1st place winner at US National Champs. Parts made: wings, and fuselage. Any suggestions? Throw out, sell, put back in the rafters?
Posted by ARGliding | Apr 16, 2021 @ 08:27 AM | 3,340 Views
Note to self, do not preform a loop below the tree line

delta chase round 2 oops (7 min 26 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 16, 2021 @ 08:12 AM | 3,255 Views

Dancing Wings Hobby PITTS 450mm Aerobatic Brushless Micro Biplane BNF Kit - Review Part 5 Conclusion

Get One Here: DWH Pitts 450mm Wingspan Aerobatic Biplane

RadioMaster TX16S Multi-Protocol OpenTX Transmitter

Get One Here: RadioMaster TX16S Transmitter

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2 Pairs HQprop Durable T5X3 5 Inch 5030 Propeller

Banggood GCRC

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Posted by Old_Pilot | Apr 16, 2021 @ 07:49 AM | 3,323 Views
Well, she flew just fine......until I hit a dirt clod on the runway and sheared the blades off both fans......I knew the fan intakes were low, but I thought I had enough clearance....Oh well, I'll go back to putting the fans higher on the and learn
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Apr 16, 2021 @ 02:48 AM | 3,510 Views
5 miles went down like a brick. The webbing kept the tire from sliding 1 way, but the adhesive did nothing to keep it from sliding the other way. The result was part of it sliding away & part staying in place. That rules out farstening at any single point. Too bad TPU can't stretch like rubber.

Been putting off upgrading the camera controller because it's so rarely used, but it definitely needs an amplifier.
Posted by | Apr 15, 2021 @ 11:04 PM | 3,212 Views
I've written a basic guide on the cheapest brushless setup that I'd recommend for the 144001. I've been beating on this car for a few weeks now and can say that the setup is robust on 2s. Advantages over stock are:
  • 60 km/h top speed
  • much faster acceleration
  • Double battery life (about 15 minutes vs 6-8 stock)
  • Much more durable due to less weight in a crash
  • Bettery for jumping and cornering due to better weight distribution

Here is the article:

[QuadifyRC] 144001 Upgraded with the cheapest brushless setup worth doing (0 min 7 sec)

Posted by lawrence4 | Apr 15, 2021 @ 10:54 PM | 3,083 Views
Lalysee C.G 125mm gliding ability test (4 min 22 sec)

uninstall rest balance lead 5.3g,
Total weight 157g
C.G 125mm
Wing load : 8.97 g / dm²
elevons setting unchange
great gliding ability

when motor off Lalysee will be automatically turn circle, not found thermal airflow today.

2S 350mAh glide flight time 13mins
single cell 3.75V