Posted by vulturetec | Yesterday @ 12:47 AM | 3,905 Views
Some pictures from the Florida Soaring Society #13 F3-RES contest, 2020-Oct-17 hosted by the Orlando Buzzards at Christmas, FL

Slideshow can be seen here...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Yesterday @ 12:12 AM | 3,753 Views
Yes triple really hate doing something stupid !

I meant to do this right away , but for some reason forgot all about it and jumped to conclusions because I did not double check my perception ! ( Direct Comparison ) Cos I did have a 1106 in a box of motors .

For the record , old4570 was stupid !
old4570 hates being stupid !
And old4570 apologises for being stupid !

Motor in the micro Tundra is a 1106 ..
old4570 must learn to fact check , and more importantly remember to check and check again !
( Measure twice cut once )
Posted by Mk9 | Yesterday @ 12:10 AM | 3,599 Views
Hi Folks,
My Durafly Mk1a is getting somewhat the worse for wear, and I thought it would be interesting to convert it to a Mk2a to make it more distinguishable from the other Mk1a in our small club. We have quite a Spitfire collection and a Mk2a would increase the spread. The main external difference is the spinner, and Caillie Graphics sorts the rest, so it's not going to be very hard!

I picked RN-N since it's one of the few reliable colour subjects available. This is the classic shot:

I'm aware of 2 other possible photos, but they seem a little more dubious in authenticity, so I decided to hit Google Earth and see if I could find the backdrop. I've had a win for 2 of the 3, but the 3rd eludes me. The 3rd is also suss as a) it has open gun ports, the other two are taped, as you'd expect for a photo shoot, and b) it has a weird black smear on the side fuse. Still, the background does look like a photo so I'm a bit perplexed.

Photo2:[email protected]/49509639521
Posted by jmxp69 | Oct 17, 2020 @ 11:37 PM | 2,953 Views
I got my hands on a ToolkitRC M6D Dual Channel charger. After a review of the specs and a tour of the device, I put it through a short torture test to see if it delivers on the claimed [email protected] per channel SIMULTANEOUSLY.

Check the video for the result:
ToolkitRC M6D Dual Channel Smart Charger First Look (17 min 45 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 17, 2020 @ 08:17 PM | 2,954 Views
This video compares popular Micro STOL Planes, Durafly Micro Tundra & E-flite UMX Turbo Timber RC Bush Plane in a head to head Pros & Cons battle!

Micro STOL Plane Challenge - Durafly Micro Tundra VS E-flite UMX Turbo Timber RC Bush Planes (8 min 12 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 17, 2020 @ 07:38 PM | 2,918 Views
Bed facing isogrids without support or infill are possible if you can handle sagging. There's enough sagging to get flat tops without infill. They print a lot faster than solid plastic. Helas, there's no way to subdivide the isogrid when facing the bed. Supports require too much cleanup. Modeled supports don't buy any advantage, because the entire surface has to be supported. It would take a dual extruder.

Prototype #5 for this controller had another batch of surprises. Tempting to make it another 5mm thicker in just the battery area to make it 32mm shorter. Thickness is only constrained by the switch. Saying Freecad has parametric models is generous. The spreadsheet program has no insert, remove, differentiation between strings & variables, no way to view the available parameters in the 3D view, a text editor that randomly exits.

Having a temporary screw retain the spring during assembly was gold. Lions 1st saw the technique in building the lunchbox. The MHPS2283 switch is also the best switch of its size. Lions 1st saw those inside a microphone. The momentary version of these switches is not so ideal, since they don't click like tact buttons or boundary switches. The best momentary button may be a hall effect sensor.

This one has modeled supports for countersinking screws in the isogrid. The countersinks are 2mm deep. An overlapping clamshell should make it slightly waterproof. Overlapping clamshells require parametric modeling.
Posted by silentsurfer | Oct 17, 2020 @ 07:24 PM | 2,278 Views

a cpl weeks back i stumbled into TraderTalk, and heard where TheDon had mentioned this bird,
which i found Quite Attractive,

becoming a little enamored i searched around, collected some pics, found a review,
some more older classified listings, a Discussion thread, and I learned from a few sites which
still had her listed as a discontunued item,, the review included a not-quite thumbnail sized 2-view
which i opened in a watered-down version of Photoshop and preceeded to try and
mock (Muck?) up some sort of 'plan' drawing, which i then printed out to an 18" span multi-page PDF,
which was kinda what i was shooting for actually, BUT,, it sure seems LITTLE now that im lookin at it,,
Posted by 5546dug | Oct 17, 2020 @ 02:01 PM | 2,162 Views
Finally got the bird painted ... she looks good thanks to Callie Graphics!!
Posted by unboxingexp | Oct 17, 2020 @ 11:02 AM | 1,815 Views
Babytooth Build & Fly (4 min 6 sec)

KababFPV's TP3 is my favorite quad. I saw his videos on a 1s version called "Babytooth". Here is my take on it. AUW is around 48g with smaller 350mAh battery (I waiting on 450mAh).
-JHEMCU Play F4 +220uf capacitor
-Flywoo Robo 1202.5 11000kv
-Runcam Nano 3
-Eachine Nano VTX
-Frsky Archer M+
- Sanchez Air 2mm carbon frame
-Gemfan 3018 props
-TPU printed Beebrain V2 mount, Titanium screws
-Gaoneng 1s 350mAh lipo with GNB27 connector
Posted by MalParsons | Oct 17, 2020 @ 09:21 AM | 1,845 Views
Can someone advise me where I can get a PDF file of the Above Model.
Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 17, 2020 @ 09:07 AM | 1,738 Views

Volantex Ranger G2 V757-6 1200mm Wingspan EPO Sport FPV Glider PNF - Test Flight #1 with the Gemfan 8x3.8 Prop

Volantex Ranger G2 1200mm PNF

Volantex Ranger G2 1200mm Kit

Here is a link to the Video:

Tutorial - Volantex Ranger G2 - Fix that bad Thrust Angle

Gemfan 8038 8x3.8 8 Inch PC Propeller Blade 1 Pair for RC Airplane (Test Prop)

2 Pieces 8040 Direct Drive Propeller - CW

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack (This is the pack I'm flying)

GNB 11.1V 2200mAh 3S 110/220C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug (Not Tested but should work)

URUAV GRAPHENE 3S 11.1V 2200mAh 100C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug (Not Tested but should work)

Banggood GCRC

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Posted by TMacFPV | Oct 17, 2020 @ 09:05 AM | 1,484 Views
RadioMaster TX16S new colors & features, "Quick Tips" for the RadioMaster TX16S, a preview of a few new RadioMaster upcoming products, and first flight with new TX16S MAX - this is "Next Level" Stuff!
Color CNC & leather upgrade kits are also now available for the standard TX16S
links to all products are available in the description of the video for those interested
RadioMaster TX16S (NEXT LEVEL STUFF!) (15 min 14 sec)

Posted by Tazkiller85 | Oct 17, 2020 @ 05:09 AM | 1,482 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Pas de mauvaises surprises !!! Dans cette vidéo nous allons découvrir et tester ensemble le nouveau NAZGUL5, la version 2 de ce must have bien connu de la marque iFlight. Nous en profiterons pour continuer les tests et comparatifs sur le masque DJI en analogique et enfin, je révelerai le 1ER GAGNANT du nouveau Concours permanent que j'ai lancé il y a 15 jours !
En ce qui concerne le NAZGUL5 V2, l'amélioration dont il avait besoin a été faite, en effet, mis à part le VTX qui n'était pas génial sur le V1, il n'y avait pas grand chose à faire et là, avec le E-FORCE, plus de soucis ! Le reste, TPU, Led dans la marque gravée etc, ce n'est que du plus car sont prix n'a pas explosé, avec un coupon il reste entre 150 et 160€ en BNF ! Bien tuné et bien assemblé en sortie de boite, ce BNF en 5 pouces reste un excellent Kwad de Freestyle et Cruising. ... Bon Film et merci à tous pour votre soutien .

NAZGUL5 V2 iFlight - Review Test Démo - 1er Résultat du Concours permanent (43 min 5 sec)

NOTATAZ : 18.5/20 Un bon BNF pour 160€ !!!
Les + : Costaud, Bien conçu, Bonne autonomie, Bonne caméra, VTX efficace, Prix correct, Accessoires fournis, Bien réglé sortie de boite.
Les - : Pas d'amélioration de l'élec à part le VTX, Tubes d'antenne encore trop courts et toujours pas de XT60 noires (même si là, le jaune est de rigueur ! lol )

- Chronologie de la vidéo :
Présentation de la vidéo : 00:15
Unboxing : 02:52
Description et comparatif V1...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Oct 17, 2020 @ 02:31 AM | 1,626 Views
132.8 grams - assembled less battery .
Thats with the 5ch Micro Rx . and the Gemfan 6030 prop ...

So tweaking of control surfaces will be needed ( mine is not perfect ) + range checking it .

Assembly !

It is very easy ... Except !
The one thing that was a little tricky !
Was plugging in the micro Rx ..
Elevator / rudder servo , those leads really could have been at the VERY least 10mm longer . ( Would have made all the difference in the world )

Other than that , seriously bush league !
Prop of choice for me = Gemfan 6030 ... Same thrust , less AMPs , and the motor sounds healthier and runs cooler .
Battery of choice ..
Zippy 350 looks like .. I use these in my OMP S720 without issue . + They fit in the nose of the Micro Tundra real nice .
HK says they weigh in at 25 grams ....

133+25 = 158 grams ( Power to weight might be 1:1 )
I think that motor is good for 150 to 160 grams of thrust depending on variables like voltage sag .
But then this thing does not pull a lot of amps , but it's a small motor and it does sound a little loaded with the 6x4 ..
As well , the motor did get warm during the Thrust stand runs ( Not hot ) . So I get the feeling it's close to maximum safe loads on that 6x4 .
Do I hunt for another motor ?

The servos seem a little ( ) , cheap ! So does one bother trying to make it all it can be or just enjoy it as is ?
Some tweaking , range checking and then hopefully a crash free maiden .
Posted by mangeshmakwana | Oct 17, 2020 @ 12:58 AM | 1,457 Views
Generally above 50amp
Esc provide with cooling system
But below 50 amp they does not provide cooling system they only provide aluminium plate inside the heat shrink sleeve but this type of aluminium plate doest not cool esc .
For cooling down my esc i have use extra heat sink on aluminium plate i just cut heat shrink above aluminium plate and paste heat sink with thermal paste and secure with epoxy glue.

Thats work fine and better
We have continuosly draw 28amp in 30 amp esc without burning or heating it.
Posted by Mandy Chen | Oct 16, 2020 @ 11:10 PM | 1,354 Views
BrotherHobby Avenger LR 2004-1650kV

- Building: 2S HQ 7x4x3 Triblade
- Ultralight buildig: 6S Gemfan SL 5125 Triblade

Email: [email protected]

#BrotherHobby #Avenger2004 #Hyperbola701 #AvengerLR2004
Posted by Dave Eichstedt | Oct 16, 2020 @ 10:26 PM | 1,348 Views
While I'm on RCGroups, you might want to see some photos from customers who have completed their Beavers. Got some really nice looking airplanes out there!...Continue Reading
Posted by Dave Eichstedt | Oct 16, 2020 @ 10:23 PM | 1,253 Views
Just got word today that the latest batch of Beaver kits have left the factory. We don't have an arrival date yet, but it should be in about 6 weeks. Seems like China is working in slow motion these days, but at least they're on the way. I wish our website would allow backorders, but alas, the Wix platform does not. I'll let everybody know when they've arrived and are shipping again.

In other news, we moved to a different house about 4 weeks ago, so we're just getting settled in. We'd been renting for a year to decide what part of Indianapolis we wanted to live in, and decided that Greenwood was the place. In the new house my office is in the basement, so that means no windows. But on the plus side, my office shares a large room with my workshop, so I spend all day at my day job getting inspired by looking at the Beaver and my other airplanes. I suspect once I have the shop fully functional that development of future kits will actually move forward.