Posted by Merch | Jan 01, 2019 @ 12:36 PM | 23,888 Views

Posted by alex111 | Dec 31, 2018 @ 09:45 PM | 6,765 Views
Just got in this 2m long rc boat it will definitely keep me busy
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 31, 2018 @ 08:53 PM | 8,694 Views
Here is my maiden flight video with the Avios Spitfire MkVb Super Scale 1450mm RC Warbird!

Avios Spitfire MkVb Super Scale 1450mm RC Warbird Maiden Flight (6 min 10 sec)

- Big and beautiful with tons of scale detail
- Lots of bright lights
- Very long flight times with recommended battery
- Scale split flaps
- The huge motor that runs on 3300 to 4000mAh 6S power
- Pan and tilt FPV hardware is included
- The sliding canopy and scale door is the ultimate in scale detail
- Ball link servo connectors
- Hidden control surfaces for a more scale look

Cons:
- I had to manually break in the wheels on the landing gear on this. It wasn't hard by any means, but it took some time and effort. I will say this, it is way better to have them be a bit tight than too loose lol

Link to plane: https://goo.gl/JSDH2F & recommended flight battery link: https://goo.gl/buRFoN
Posted by jricchio | Dec 31, 2018 @ 06:29 PM | 7,112 Views
Found this BH Tornado ARF on line. Thought it looked very similar to the old MidWest Strikemaster Kit.
Recovered it and added some missels. I also installed an eflite bomb drop release below for fun fly events. Powered by a OS 46FX. Decals from Cali Graphics.
Posted by jricchio | Dec 31, 2018 @ 06:25 PM | 6,901 Views
Finally built this Red Bull Edge 540 from Fliteworks. Hitech micro servos and stock motor and ESC offered by Tower Hobbies.
Posted by jricchio | Dec 31, 2018 @ 06:19 PM | 6,846 Views
Latest build, Hangar 9 Spitfire 60. Has electric retracts and a Saito FA100. Used the last can of Top flight dul coat in existence, to give it a more realistic appearance. Decals from Cali Graphics.
Posted by Mirec46x | Dec 31, 2018 @ 05:07 PM | 4,821 Views
We had a beautiful winter weather with fogs over the city a month ago. I wanted to catch this sunrise moment. But also temperature was against me, -10 degree of Celsium temperature was too much for my camera. But I think I caught that moment. Lets watch

Have a inspiring New Year 2019

#newyear #PF2019 #slovakia

Drone spot # 3 - Flying before sunrise (5 min 13 sec)

Posted by fastchop | Dec 31, 2018 @ 11:44 AM | 1,911 Views
Here you go John
Posted by sky_surfer_fra | Dec 31, 2018 @ 04:05 AM | 3,013 Views
After a four or five year break, since October I prepare my "comeback" .

In early 2017 I also sold most of my performance planes.

I always thougt about the reason why I had lost the fun after ~40 years of active aeromodelling.

It took time but few month ago, when I accidentally found some photos from the late 1970th to to the late 1980th, I realized that I still like the simple gliders or at least woodies.

Four/five years ago it was no longer fun for me to have a lot of money in the air and always having an implied competition with the guys that have lots of free time to practise and more or less unlimited financial means to buy even better plans.

Flying F3F and F3J for some years was a great time but not the thing I like in my deepest heart.

Since October I am working on my work shop.
It is quite small, but when I have finished all the work, I will have a workbench to build 2m parts, enough space to store my remaining gliders and all the tools and small parts you need for (simple) woody builds and to work with the scrall saw and grinding machine.

My first project will be the original 1980th Dandy from Graupner ....Continue Reading
Posted by Spaaro | Dec 31, 2018 @ 02:23 AM | 3,396 Views
Not much to show for my evening & weekend build sessions:

Locked in details of my 'T'-tail internal structure & linkages, as well as its outline/appearance. I'm still 'underwhelmed' by my fin + rudder shape....some 'unique character' element is missing.

Selected & collected my sub-assembly materials/wood parts; just managing to cut out & glue a few of them together by dark fall tonight .

Its a 'beginner'-grade, R/E/F slope & hopefully 'thermal' model, but I'm attempting to give it streamlined control linkages, using flush-fairing interfaces for the horns & wires.
I'll also be applying an idea I've had for years, but never utilized: using safety/'baby' pins as control surface hinge & linkage hardware.

Limited build time/space aside, I'm now 're-dedicating' my drawn, aileron actuation scheme to operate a set of flaps(..I don't think the polyhedral of these wings will serve ailerons well..)--also, trying to choose my surfacing & finish method for the fuselage.

Including all the nicks, gouges & '..still rough..' wood insert contours, its discolored by adhesive & filler....along with dirt & stains from constant handling.

It won't be epoxy + glass ; more likely paper/silk fabric + WBPU...coated with enamel or acrylic.

Never painted & finished EPO before, so now is the time to read & research '..What works?..'

Would a nylon stocking/pantyhose material 'shear skinning' be problematic or redundant over EPO?
Posted by old4570 | Dec 30, 2018 @ 10:23 PM | 3,420 Views
Will be doing some tests on the Frsky Rx from Banggood .
Hopefully some interesting tests .
Techone DLG 1000 - Found a used one to buy
Real DLG Drought here in Oz !

Banggood = More DLG's ... ( Please )
Would love to see WLtoys do a Micro DLG around 700mm ( 2 or 3 channel )

Speaking off !

Found my V911 heli , I will pull out the control board and put it into a glider ..
In fact , I might keep the factory Tx to fly the glider with ( Just for a lark )
The other V911 board ? , one servo is damaged ..
I have another V911 board , but it resides in a micro Wing ..

I got some 949 boards , so they will go somewhere ..

????????? A few things to kick off 2019 ..
Posted by shelly316 | Dec 30, 2018 @ 09:10 PM | 2,086 Views
Testing my Anaconda
RMRC Anaconda test flight (0 min 42 sec)

Posted by shigetyann | Dec 30, 2018 @ 06:10 PM | 11,206 Views
Hey All!
It's winter and cold Haha!
My Macchi M67 is still under good condition.
Posted by bill_delong | Dec 30, 2018 @ 01:21 PM | 23,008 Views
Tire warmers have been around for a long time, but they are mostly designed for on-road racing classes. I have found that when temps drop below 70F, it's best to break out the warmers if you want to get an advantage in racing. I no longer race on-road anymore, but the off-road club in my area installed a turf track just over a year ago. As cooler weather has settled in this season, I've noticed some of the faster drivers have been showing up to the track with tire warmers. What I've found is that with a set of warm tires that my lap times are right on par with warm summer days!


There are many different brands to choose from, but I will show you how I've modified a set of GT Power Tire Warmers to be used with 1/10 Buggy wheels. For smaller diameter tires like Schumacher Cactus and ProLine Pyramids, there is no modification necessary, but most traditional tires will need the velcro belt extended about 3.5". I simply cut a couple 3.5" strips of "One-Wrap" straps, if you want to get fancy, you can get a 1" wide roll of this material here. I am using the (1/2" doubled up) red strapping to make it easier to see in the photos.







One particular thing about these warmers that I don't like, is that the temperature sensor is "free floating" and there have been times where the sensor fell out of place which will not shut off the warmers when they get to the desired temp setting. *** There are newer versions of this warmer where the senor...Continue Reading
Posted by Panhead5496 | Dec 30, 2018 @ 01:05 PM | 37,297 Views
Finally had a chance to make a list of my boats I currently have, in no particular order, saying where I bought them from and any interesting things about them (all boats are brushless unless otherwise noted) I'm sure I will be buying more, so I will update the list when I do!:

Atomik Barbwire 17”: first brushless boat I ever got. Bought from AtomikRC at the end of the summer after saving up money from washing cars, yardwork, etc. Now a “shelf queen”, is it has been run countless times and the last few times I ran it there were some issues, and it almost sank. I’d be so sad to lose it so just a shelf queen now.

Traxxas Spartan: my favorite boat I have. Bought off an RCG member. Just throw it in the lake and rip. People love watching it the best out of all my boats…the screaming motor and rooster tail put on a good show! I added the RCBoatBitz parts and run 4s for long run times behind the 1:1 family boat. My most dependable and favorite boat.

TFL Genesis catamaran: I wasn’t in the market for a big catamaran, but when HobbyKing was doing a blowout sale I had to get one. I run the stock motor and a FlyColor 150amp esc on 4s, and it is a great handling boat. Probably going to swap out the motor this spring and run 6s and try and get it dialed in for some speed runs. (4s you can cruise around with zero heat issues)

Atomik Barbwire XL: best handling boat I have. Really fun to drive, self-rights, and is fast for its size. I got this boat...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 30, 2018 @ 11:43 AM | 3,908 Views
Review & Test Flight - Turnigy Nano-Tech Plus 3S 1000mAh 70C Lipo Pack w/XT60



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28bstxEv2Tc

I decided to buy a couple of these batteries to test out in our "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V3 Alpha Build.
I have a wide variety of LIPOs I've been using in this Parkjet, everything from a 800mah-1300mah 3S LIPO.
The 3S 800mah are very light and the 3S 1300mah are fairly heavy.
This LIPO should be in the Goldilocks zone ;-) Just Right ;-)

Here is a link to this LIPO:

Turnigy Nano-Tech Plus 3S 1000mAh 70C Lipo Pack w/XT60
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=9691817670

See you in the Air!


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