Posted by newelectro | May 03, 2020 @ 07:49 PM | 6,179 Views
Motion rc Havoc
HAVOC 5220 (10 min 41 sec)

Posted by old4570 | May 03, 2020 @ 07:47 PM | 6,137 Views

Hawk 1 meter DLG ( Just a quick look )
Wing - 45grams
Fuse/boom - 16.9grams
Fins ( Stabs ) - 7.2grams
Everything on the scales at the same time = 69.3 grams ( My Elf was 73.2 grams at the same stage )

Emax AVAN RUSH 2 5 inch prop for the Babyhawk - thrust test
Emax AVAN RUSH 2 5 inch prop for the Babyhawk thrust test (3 min 18 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | May 03, 2020 @ 06:23 PM | 6,285 Views


Glue & Fly™ Series - F-22 Nano V1 - Tuning Flight #3

Well, in the Maiden Flight this Nano Parkjet performed way beyond my expectation ;-)
Now it's time to get this Tiny Parkjet all tuned in.

Banggood GCRC
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GmDmQ1nVkO

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

Here are links to all the Components I chose for this Nano Parkjet:
(***Hold off on any purchase until after the Maiden ;-)

***Motor
HappyModel EX1102 13500kv Brushless Motor (1.5mm Shaft - 13500kv)
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3v3KUbNbSI

***Receiver I used (Make sure the Receiver you choose matches your Transmitter Protocol!)
Receiver 4CH Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DmvvqnbNIQ

***Servos (I have ordered these and the ones they sent did fit the Micro Receiver I have. These were JST-SH 1.25mm Pitch on the Connector)
2Pcs 1.7g Low Voltage Micro Digital Servo Mini JST Connector for RC Model
https://www.banggood.com/2Pcs-1_7g-L...47791920140372

***Prop
10 Pairs LDARC 2.5 Inch 65mm-2blades Racer Propeller(hole diam:1.5mm) M2 Screw Fixing For Toothpick FPV
https://www.banggood.com/10-Pairs-LD...47791920140372

I cannot find the DYS 7A OPTO ESCs any more.
I have just received this 7A OPTO ESC but I have not tested it yet.
***ESC
1-2S 7A Brushless ESC High Speed For RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/1-2S-7A-Bru...47791920140372

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Posted by Cox PT-19 | May 03, 2020 @ 04:14 PM | 6,701 Views
Had some fun out in the pasture before the thunderstorms rolled through.

The Q-Tee is flying well, and having no trouble packing along it's little cameras.

Cox Sanwa "Q-Tee" gets some Flights after Restoration (5 min 21 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by KristofferR | May 03, 2020 @ 03:11 PM | 6,404 Views
I got this off FB Marketplace for $20. The airframe was really not worth it, but there was a lot of balsa and thin ply veneer which I thought could come in handy.

Before, I had two very similar models. My Hobbyträ Blue Phoenix glider with a Cox 049 on a pod and later the Astro Challenger with a 540 can and 7-cell NiCd. Both were rudder-elevator with double dihedral.

The Precedent has a flat bottom profile similar to the Clark Y of the Phoenix and the frame is sturdy, the fuselage is very roomy and the wing is very heavy and not very stiff. Also, there were several major build mistakes; like the wing saddle, wing joiner and stab did not line up.

One fun thing was the wire-controlled rudder, that was a first for me.

I tried the plane of course, straightening out what I could, threw some weight up front, put servos in and launched it. It did glide OK.

I scoured for some parts and matched a 380 brushed motor with a 5000mAh car LiPO. I knew the motor was very weak but did not expect it to actually slow the plane down. 😂 Bad prop choice.

In retrospect that might have been predictable. So it barely climbed but was quite pretty in the air when I shut the motor off and let it accelerate and glide and do the typical dihedral turn thing.

Planes are supposed to fly, right! Still, I don’t know what to use it for; my old planes of this type were lighter, much better built (ahem) and flew better too. If I want to fly something like this again, a good relaxed glider for thermals, Höllein have a couple of great options.

So it’s back on the shelf for the moment.
Posted by NobatteryNopower | May 03, 2020 @ 02:01 PM | 6,189 Views
Love love love it!

Star Wars | K2SO (3 min 17 sec)

Posted by rchrist | May 02, 2020 @ 11:53 PM | 9,322 Views
Posted by VicT | May 02, 2020 @ 10:47 PM | 8,309 Views
This applies to any taildragger but works very well with the Eflight Turbo Timber and DX6,7,8,9 and up transmitter. The purpose is to reduce pilot workload, and to have better control for safer takeoffs.

Taildraggers should be taxied with full up elevator to put more down force on the tailwheel. If too much throttle is used Timber will take off or nose over into the ground. A frequent mistake is for pilots to use too much throttle to take off. The thinking is the quicker you get in the air the safer you will be. However in reality the sudden prop blast over the left side of the fin (and P factor) will immediately yaw the plane to the left. Full right rudder may not be enough. A fence collision is frequent when a direct crosswind is present. Applying full power on a 090 heading will frequently result in a 360 takeoff heading. Here is a tip that you can practice.

Slow taxi is a difficult maneuver to do as the power band on Timber can be very sensitive. Too much power and Timber will takeoff in 1-2 feet. Stretching out the throttle curve can help so that the throttle is less sensitive in the lower power curve. Once you get proficient at slow taxi applying power above taxi power becomes a challenge. An easy and consistent throttle acceleration method is to use the built in throttle delay in the Throttle Cut menu.

After setting up Throttle Cut on the H switch go to the bottom and select 5 seconds for throttle delay. When you release the throttle cut...Continue Reading
Posted by rchrist | May 02, 2020 @ 10:16 PM | 8,916 Views
Posted by jmxp69 | May 02, 2020 @ 09:55 PM | 6,366 Views
In this http://rcvideoreviews.com video I take a first look at the Tower Hobbies Uproar v2 ARF:
Tower Hobbies Uproar v2 RC Plane First Look (15 min 42 sec)

Posted by old4570 | May 02, 2020 @ 07:49 PM | 6,132 Views
WLtoys Q333 quad (3 min 28 sec)


??? How many years since I have flown the Q333 ???

Time to blow off some dust ( Oh yeah , there was dust - A lot of it )

The large slow turning props make the Q333 very float'y and sensitive to air movement .
Not what I would call a precise quad .
Really wants a lot of space to be enjoyable , in my front yard it was a bit of a PITA .
Posted by Tha Hodgehound | May 02, 2020 @ 06:12 PM | 6,185 Views
After about 5 years of NO flying RC my son and I are getting back into it. I've been keeping up with some if the FAA stuff but not much. I just got my AMA membership renewed and was surprised to get my original # again.....20+ years with that number then 5 years with no renewal and I still get it back. I can remember that number better than my cell number! 😂

SO, what are the big changes I should know of as a returning pilot as far as aircraft ID and such!?! Are we jumping through hoops now???
Posted by coasties | May 02, 2020 @ 05:53 PM | 5,615 Views
New to 3D world, looking for recommendations for good servos. Not super high end. Maybe a JR?
Posted by PittSpecial | May 02, 2020 @ 02:50 PM | 8,074 Views
Okay, good people! Decided to keep working on my beloved (discontinued) Hangar9 F4U-1D 50-size Electric and started on the damages on the FUSE which thankfully were just Electric Motor Box damages during the one year ago crash contact with the Right Wing Assembly and that ugly tree on final approach.

As you will see in the following pictures, the FUSE really came out great during that crash (This is a very strong model).

Pictures of the reconstruction / repairs of the Electric Motor box with comments.

Soon I will installed the Master Airscrew 3-Blade Propeller (13 X 8 X 3) and run up the Model Motors AXI 4120/18 brushless....Continue Reading
Posted by Javi1971 | May 02, 2020 @ 12:44 PM | 6,192 Views
Please help I have a red cat racing xte pro and it stopped working until I messed around with it and got it working but now the throttle steering can only be used in reverse setting not normal setting and when I switch it to normal only forward and turning works and reversing doesn’t can someone please help or should I return it?
Posted by jetpilotrich | May 02, 2020 @ 11:46 AM | 8,109 Views
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Posted by DutchRC | May 02, 2020 @ 11:07 AM | 6,160 Views
Halloa RC people

I'll tell you this: it is offten a good practice to just use things you Know work well.. In my case I for instance know that the Diatone / Mamba F722S stacks are rock-solid (I have at least 15 in running quads)..
On the flip side however! If you never try new stuff you can't find out what works :P So today I'm taking a look at a FC stack from a company you might have never heard of (?)

Link to the stack: Zeez Design F7 stack at Banggood

or: Same stack from the TBS store

I will be posting updates on this stack but I should add I Have by now successfully test-flown the quad it's in

ZeeZ Design F7 + 60A ESC Stack with LED's! - Show & Tell (23 min 40 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | May 02, 2020 @ 11:05 AM | 6,349 Views
No need to decase your Gopro! You can save 20 gram by simply powering your action cam over its USB port. You only need breadboard jumper wires, a USB step down module and an USB-C plug with PCB. My 3inch cinewhoop weighs only 236 gram with a Gopro Hero 7 black and a Tattu 4s 450mAh battery AUW! In this video it is shown how it's done! More details on the build are available as instructable here.
How to power a Gopro with Lipo balance plug (3 min 32 sec)

Posted by spinnetti | May 02, 2020 @ 10:50 AM | 5,552 Views
Designed up a scale control column for the Blackhorse/Graupner He-111. A bit better than the piece of foam it came with.
Posted by TMacFPV | May 02, 2020 @ 10:35 AM | 6,117 Views
Your Own BF 4.2 Custom OSD Logo at Arming! Programmable from 0.5 - 5 sec duration

Includes creating your own custom logo from scratch, installing Betaflight 4.2, uploading to Betaflight, and proper CLI commands

Fun, "Best Custom Logo" challenge!
Betaflight OSD Custom Logo (STRUT YOUR STUFF!) (17 min 25 sec)