Posted by JeffMac | Mar 05, 2017 @ 11:15 PM | 10,522 Views
Hi Everyone-

Today i was able to take a short video of the 1950 Campus 29 glow engine running.... Campus Industries was an effort by Bill Brown , designer of the earlier famous Brown Junior .60. The intention of Campus production was to give college students an opportunity to earn , and learn their way through college by building and selling the Campus 29 and various CO2 motors.
This 29 engine used a Rogers case, shaft, needle valve assembly combined with a blind steel cylinder and a steel piston.The Campus 29 was intended for beginners to glow engines so it had only moderate power but was very small for it's displacement.
My Campus 29 needed longer cylinder attachment screws due to the supplied soft screw threads stripping out. Longer screws were obtained and nuts were added on top of the cylinder flange for a little insurance for retaining the cylinder.
The attached review was printed in the February 1951 Flying Models magazine.

Enjoy, it's a short video though......

jeff

Campus 29 glow engine running (0 min 14 sec)

Posted by brandonmoon | Mar 05, 2017 @ 11:12 PM | 45,348 Views
I have wanted one of these planes for a long time, being the twin war bird fan I am , I will be setting this up for all electric operation on both Power setup and retracts. At the moment I'm undecided on which size and brand electric motors to use? it currently has a pair of exceed RC Monster Power 50-65 400KV motors on it with 60A Hobbywing esc's along with the stock ASM pneumatic retracts.

ASM P-61 Black Widow

Needs a little work and TLC, but will be completely different and detailed out when I'm done with it
Posted by demondriver | Mar 05, 2017 @ 08:50 PM | 55,571 Views
STAR WARS RC ARC-170 STARFIGHTER PREVIEW (0 min 43 sec)


My Brand New Hand-Made RC ARC-170 EDF StarFighter From Star Wars
Coming Soon To an RC Galaxy Near you!

Stay Tuned!
Posted by turbinefancy | Mar 05, 2017 @ 08:45 PM | 11,363 Views
Finally tried water flying last week. It's more challenging than I thought, especially water taxiing in windy conditions. Very easy to dip a wing in the water with wrong aileron input. Have to continue fly the wing just floating on water to keep upright.

Video shows 3rd flight on a friend's Icon A5, shooting touch & goes to get scale no-skip landings on water in windy/choppy conditions. Many thanks to Tuan for entrusting me with his plane, and masterfully shooting the video - top notch.

Water landing practice with Tuan's Icon A5 at the pond. (7 min 49 sec)

Posted by camopacman | Mar 05, 2017 @ 08:38 PM | 3,069 Views
Flew at this beautiful construction site. Problem was i kept loosing signal to my controls. Found out later the 2.4ghz from the public wifi was interfering with my radio causing my quad to eat dirt. Subscribe if you liked it. Thanks
WiFi's a b**** (3 min 23 sec)

Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Mar 05, 2017 @ 07:34 PM | 4,374 Views
Check out the video to find out how you can enter for a chance to win!
Subscriber Appreciation Time - Gadget Inspector Channel Giveaway #2!! (4 min 28 sec)

Posted by SilentPilot | Mar 05, 2017 @ 06:50 PM | 8,724 Views
I was recently asked which planes I have. I did start making a list but it got far too big for any thread so I'll post it here!

UMX:

Sukhoi XP
Polecat
Sbach
Sbach 3D
Beast 3D
Yak 54 (x2!)
Carbon Cub
Mosquito
Pitts S-1S
Habu
F-16
MiG
Radian
Whipit
Slick


280s:

Edge QQ
Viking
Adagio (converted to FH glider)


Parkflyer:

PZ Extra 300
Spitfire IX
Spitfire 1a
Sport Cub
Night VisionAire
Stinger 64
Trojan
Tundra
Yak 52
BAe Hawk
Little Foot
Slick 480
EFXtra


Gliders:

Pike WR
Willow
Sunbird
MiniVec
Phase 6
Middle Phase
Numerous DLGs that I mix'n'match
X-models Swift
Kulbutin
Weasel
Alula
Ridge-Ryder (x2!)
Ka-8


Helicopters:

Trex 450
Trex 550 (plus 1 unbuilt)
Nano CPX
mSR
120 SR
130 SR
mCPX

Plus probably others...

Geez, my Mrs is right, I've got a problem!!!


Tony
Posted by SilentPilot | Mar 05, 2017 @ 06:46 PM | 8,413 Views
I was recently asked which planes I have. I did start making a list but it got far too big for any thread so I'll post it here!

UMX:

Sukhoi XP
Polecat
Sbach
Sbach 3D
Beast 3D
Yak 54 (x2!)
Carbon Cub
Mosquito
Pitts S2
Habu
F-16
MiG
Radian
Whipit
Slick


280s:

Edge QQ
Viking
Adagio (converted to FH glider)


Parkflyer:

PZ Extra 300
Spitfire IX
Sport Cub
Night VisionAire
Stinger 64
Trojan
Tundra
Yak 52
BAe Hawk
Little Foot
Slick 480
EFXtra


Gliders:

Pike WR
Willow
Sunbird
MiniVec
Phase 6
Middle Phase
Numerous DLGs that I mix'n'match
X-models Swift
Kulbutin
Weasel
Alula
Ridge-Ryder (x2!)
Ka-8
Radian Pro
Radian
Radian XL


Helicopters:

Trex 450
Trex 550 (plus 1 unbuilt)
Nano CPX
mSR
120 SR
130 SR
mCPX

Plus probably others...

Geez, my Mrs is right, I've got a problem!!!


Tony
Posted by Flessard | Mar 05, 2017 @ 04:25 PM | 2,207 Views
Looking for drawings and measurements for an Avro 594 Avian Mk IIIA. Want to build a scaled replica. Thank you.
Posted by Flying Horizons | Mar 05, 2017 @ 04:07 PM | 3,705 Views
Since I bought my Typhoon H RealSense, I have been happy with the sharpness for the included lens, but I’ve not been happy by the 115 degree viewing angle, compared to the original Typhoon H Advanced I got to fly a lot when it first came out with a 90 degree lens. Why don't I like it? The 115 degree lens has a bit too much distortion and because of the increased viewing angle, the props and arms come into view too easily when flying in windy conditions and if you try to fly at anything above a snail's pace. Admittedly, the camera on the advanced version when it first was released had focus issues, as in the lens was focused too close.

I proceeded to dismantle the camera, remove the glue holding the lens and then refocused the lens. This made a huge difference and prompted me to by my own Typhoon H. Next problem the later Typhoon H's don't have a threaded mount for the lens to screw into, so to change the lens you need to replace the lens mount as well. This mount is also glued and screwed to the camera circuit board. Now unless you are very confident taking the camera apart, removing ribbon cables, removing glue etc. and have a very steady hand, don't even think about doing this. Also whatever warranty you had, goes out the window, when you strip the camera down.

I looked at several lens options from Peau Productions and Pixaero and although users seemed to be getting good results, there were also users that were having poor results. The other factor is both these...Continue Reading
Posted by Antic bipe | Mar 05, 2017 @ 03:40 PM | 6,580 Views
Getting the Antic bipe ready for another few flights next weekend. Will be fun! :-D
Posted by canino | Mar 05, 2017 @ 03:18 PM | 4,630 Views
Posted by Rickey Thomas | Mar 05, 2017 @ 02:46 PM | 6,452 Views
Working on a few jets A-4s one is yellow aircraft and the other is a Jet hangar hobbies ... also recently acquired a BVM F-86 wth brakes... cnat wait to drop a nitro fan set up in this one
Posted by ms200a | Mar 05, 2017 @ 02:43 PM | 4,136 Views
Here is my Delta Ray(ski) Inspired by WarbirdFan66. Powered by 2 Astro Flight 020, 5 turn motors on 4.75x 4.75 props that have been in a box for many years left over from the Zaggi- Nicad days, Installed E-Flite micro pneumatic retracts (A super easy mod), and Freewing SU-35 decals. Will be working in differential thrust in the coming days for yaw control. The Vertical stab is held in buy 4 rare earth magnets so it is easier to transport. The rubber nose failed at the field and now it too is held on by a magnet I used a wood screw for a post. I'm toying with the idea of small canards like B-1b . This very over looked plane is really easy to fly and over powered like mine really rips!!
Cheers Mike
Posted by farquward | Mar 05, 2017 @ 02:40 PM | 14,832 Views
One of the harder problems to deal with is the rear mount. The shell often times is in the way making access to the necessary screws difficult if not impossible. Or that has been the case for me and trying to fit anything into a scale MD 500 shell in the 250 class. I developed this idea and wanted to share. I would be surprised if this hasn't been done before, but I've never ran across it. Hope you may find it useful.
Posted by gr8balls_of_Fire | Mar 05, 2017 @ 02:34 PM | 3,653 Views
Well cutting is easy...

Specially if you dont have a shape in mind...

AND

when you have a shape in mind - well then suddenly cutting seems to turn into an art which must be learnt
Posting some of my cut edges for foam cut on a desktop jig...

Can you guess the first sections and the last section as my learning progressed ?

Variables to conquer -
  • temperature of the wire
  • the temperature will also determine how loose the wire becomes
  • the temperature also will determine the spped with which it willcut through
  • steady hands
  • and even steadier breath...

So no my next asssignments are clear -
practice
practice
and then
some more practice...

Thinking of adding a spring tensioner to the jig, so that when the wire heats up - does not loose tension.

NuB cut images attached for NuBs to learn from...
And for old hadds to nod their heads in an intelligent non-commital manner
OR Laught their guts out !!

Cheers

p.s. - still waiting for help with glue to use for pasting large surfaces of XPS foam
Posted by DutchRC | Mar 05, 2017 @ 02:00 PM | 6,120 Views
Hi there fellow pilots

got me another new plane in! And not just any.. it's an EDF Jet this time
Not a really new model, but a improved version of the Dynam Meteor.. The main
difference is that version has retract, which looks far better in-flight offcourse..

Link to this EDF Jet: Dynam Meteor V2 70mm 4S EDF Jet

As with most planes, I'll be doing several video's on it, starting with a Show & Tell with build recap

DutchRC - The Dynam Meteor EDF Jet! :D (70mm + 4S) - Show & Tell (16 min 37 sec)


This is the lipo I'll be using for this plane: Charsoon 2600mah 4S

Specifications:
Wingspan: 910mm
Length: 1100mm
Material: EPO foam
All up weight: 1100g
Wing loading: 52.8g/dm2
Servo's: 5x 9g
Motor: 3000 kV outrunner
ESC: 60A (brushless offcourse)
EDF unit: 70mm
Lipo: 2600mah 4S 30C (not included)
Retract: yes, metal servoless
Receiver: at least 5 channel (not included)
Posted by gooniac33 | Mar 05, 2017 @ 01:54 PM | 8,829 Views
A quick How-to video for the Mig-21. Sorry for the wind noise and hope you enjoy it!

First Mig-21 flight of the day at Bayside (7 min 41 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Mar 05, 2017 @ 01:48 PM | 4,216 Views
Got out for my first flight with the new Syma X8SC the other night,very smooth flying quadcopter which also has altittude hold .Very nice bright lights make it a great night flyer,another winner from Syma. I will be doing a full review including a daytime flight which I will be able to better demonstrate the X8SC camera so be sure to keep a look out for this and more

Syma X8SC Maiden Flight Night Flight (9 min 26 sec)


You can purchase the Syma X8SC here

http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopte...&lkid=10405515