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Posted by GBLynden | Jun 05, 2016 @ 12:21 PM | 3,082 Views
This is the Maiden Flight for my E-flite UMX B-25 Mitchell BNF Basic RC Plane. In this video I take it for a spin in some wind on a bright and sunny day!

Here is the UMX B-25 Maiden!

Maiden Flight Only - E-flite UMX B-25 Mitchell BNF Basic WWII Bomber (3 min 58 sec)

Posted by StanleyW | Jun 05, 2016 @ 12:17 PM | 2,365 Views
Hi guys

I'm looking for some advice as I have very limited knowledge.

I have a tamiya Nissan 350z 1/10scale, TL-01 (item 58287) and am looking to sell. It's in great condition and has all original parts and contents etc.

Is it worth much?

Thank you
Posted by mfwilliams | Jun 05, 2016 @ 10:31 AM | 6,878 Views
Day1 Saturday
Our merry crew has finally arrived in the NW for our 2016 soaring trip. Only seven in our group this year. We arrived fairly late and their was virtually no wind. We ended up hitting Double Mountain for dinner and sealing the deal with some Mike’s ice cream. The wind report for tomorrow, Sunday, looks weak at best. Monday appears to be shaping up for a better day.
We’ll be watching the wind report and make a decision for Sunday's flying. It looks like we’ll be flying Diamond Ridge above White Salmon.

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Jun 05, 2016 @ 10:19 AM | 6,018 Views
So I recently purchased a Magnum XL 70RFS engine from eBay. Unfortunately one of my poorer purchases. I paid a bit more than I should have and the condition wasn't quite as good as the ad seemed to indicate. Oh well, you get some great buys and some not so great buys.

I am not saying the Magnum engine is a lemon, a poor runner, or anything like that,. It is just it isn't as good of a deal as I thought I was getting. With that said I have it listed in the classifieds to try to recoup some of my money. But that isn't the purpose of this blog post. The purpose is to do a quick comparison of the XL 70 to it's sister engine the ASP FS80.

These engines are made in the same factory, by the same company in China, Shenzhen Sanye Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. That is not to say the engines are identical because they are not. They have different crankcase castings for the specific brand, ASP, Magnum, etc. Along with that I have taken some pictures showing some of the other differences between these 'sister' engines that I think are interesting. I guess I figured since I had one of each why not show these differences side by side.

One of the biggest differences that I noted in my videos is the LACK of a throttle stop screw on the Magnum carburetor. This, to me, is a big deal since I run tons of engines on the test stand, I always set the throttle stop screw to a point where I can get the minimum idle without killing the engine.

Another big difference is the intake...Continue Reading
Posted by AliB | Jun 05, 2016 @ 07:00 AM | 15,674 Views
Well my 30A Sunrise ESC arrived today. Very quick shipping. Shipped on Thursday and arrived wednesday which is pretty impressive for across the globe.

The packaging was very good with each ESC in a static proof bag, and bubble wrapped in a box

The 30a esc are similar form factor to the LittleBee 20a esc.

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Posted by pd1 | Jun 05, 2016 @ 06:12 AM | 29,572 Views
I started building a Aamco Sportmaster for a friend, he wanted a few changes.
List of changes:
1. Fuselage widened, ( new formers new forward sheeting).
2. New fuselage sides and doublers. 1/8 ply was used as a doubler from the trailing edge forward.
Coupled with the one quarter inch wider formers this gave one half inch more room inside.
3. Built up stabilizer. 1/4 x 1/4 spruce spar added.
4. Built up and larger rudder
5. Elevators built up and larger.
6. Changed landing gear from trike to conventional.
7. Wing mounted by dowels and nylon bolts. 6-32 nylon bolts.
8. Hatch for fuel tank access.
9. Firewall moved rearward to help control CG with OS 95 engine.
10. Dual aileron servos.

All covered now and equipment in, minus aileron servos.... tomorrow.

It's done, ready to fly....maybe today.
Done , delivered and flown. flew great.

Next week I hope to start on the Pursuit.
Here's a few pictures....Continue Reading
Posted by alex111 | Jun 05, 2016 @ 04:44 AM | 5,538 Views
Hey guys i have been doing some painting to my new tug it looks much better hope you like the photos
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jun 05, 2016 @ 12:07 AM | 6,055 Views
This is the Performance Flight of my Eflite UMX Radian 2S Brushless with Dual Servo Ailerons outfitted with the Parkzone Ultra Micro F-27Q Stryker Powerplant (Eflite BL180 3000Kv Motor / Stryker 3.75 x 3 Prop). This video is best viewed in Full-Screen and in HD.

Eflite UMX Radian 2S Brushless w/ Dual Servo Ailerons Stryker Powerplant Upgrade Flight (15 min 20 sec)

Click here for the full blog write-up with photos on the original Eflite UMX Radian 2SBL with Dual Servo Ailerons conversion process, along with video of the Maiden Flight:

I've upgraded my original setup of the Eflite UMX Radian 2S Brushless conversion with Dual Servo Ailerons that used the Eflite BL180 2300Kv Motor and Eflite 5 x 2.75 Prop to the Parkzone Ultra Micro F-27Q Stryker Powerplant which uses the Eflite BL180 3000Kv Motor and Stryker 3.75 x 3 Prop. The Eflite UMX Carbon Cub SS Rubber Spinner was also replaced with the much lighter Eflite UMX Sbach 342 3D Foam Spinner. The Hyperion 2S 330mAh Babbelbatt Lipo was used for the performance upgrade.

First, let me apologize for the much longer flight video. I typically don't like to post lengthy videos, but in order to capture the performance capabilities of this highly upgraded UMX Radian, I felt that it was necessary. With this Stryker Powerplant upgrade, the reduced nose weight from the lighter Parkzone Ultra Micro F-27Q Stryker Prop and the much lighter Eflite UMX Sbach 342...Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Jun 04, 2016 @ 10:14 PM | 5,698 Views
Musk says we live in a simulation. A philosopher commenter circulating on the internet says it doesn't matter because whether reality is based on a simulation or fundamental particles of physics makes no difference in the final outcome. Nevertheless, it makes you wonder why anyone tries if nothing we do can happen in baseline reality.

Humans usually try to win Asphalt 8 even though it's not baseline reality, because it's fun. The mortal constraints of reality are a not fun, making it a lot easier for someone who believes in multiverses & simulated reality to do nothing. Musk would say it's ideal to live in a simulation because it's proof life became smart enough to do it. If we weren't in a simulation, life was extinguished before it could pull it off.

The blog suspects we don't live in a simulation because a civilization advanced enough to create a game indiscernible from reality would also be smart enough to realize it's a waste of time or would be smart enough to see it as immoral to torture simulated beings. Would we be 1 of many simulated war games the advanced civilization was trying to win? It makes sense that the multiverse would be not a cosmological property, but the manifestation of many other simulations being run.

The universe probably hasn't been around long enough for a civilization to become that advanced. We may be the most advanced civilization & have yet to create a perfect simulation. Valuations of technology startups are advancing exponentially because of the government, but the actual technology is not advancing as fast as Musk thinks.
Posted by aben71 | Jun 04, 2016 @ 09:38 PM | 3,786 Views
Cheerson CX10D Night Flight (4 min 40 sec)

I took the Cheeson CX10D out for some night flying this evening to see how it would work in the dark,did alright the little leds do a decent job of helping to keep orientation,brighter is better for sure but for a nano quad leds are limited by size,the CX10D does good though in the dark as long as you don't fly it out to far away

Pick up one of these cool little nano quads here :
Posted by ddlpull | Jun 04, 2016 @ 09:24 PM | 3,181 Views
Scratch built from 3 view drawings and photos in 2013-14. Wing span 48.5 inches, weight 67 ounces, 2 AEO 55mm edf's, 2 50 amp ESC's, 1 3 cell 3000 40C lipo. Ailerons, flaps, retracts with operating doors. Crashed right after take-off in attempt to emergency land (CG incorrect). Too much damage to rebuild. As this was my first attempt with ducted fans was determined to try again so built the test bed I call the Jetson using the original motor pods and equipment which were not damaged. Wing span 48 inches, weight 52 ounces , original edf's and battery. Ailerons, flaps, fixed gear. Wing loading 18.5 ounce. One ugly airplane but a real success. Can't believe the thrust and excellent flight performance. Not my beautiful DC-9 but a flyable EDF in the hanger!...Continue Reading
Posted by ShawnG | Jun 04, 2016 @ 09:14 PM | 9,477 Views
A new Indoor/Outdoor quadcopter from Gearbest that is a great beginner quad and fun for all of us advanced flyers too.
Gearbest Dexterity X100 (3 min 51 sec)

Gearbest X100 Maiden (5 min 0 sec)
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Posted by spllouder | Jun 04, 2016 @ 08:53 PM | 3,599 Views
Posted by Njman77 | Jun 04, 2016 @ 08:13 PM | 2,709 Views
Hey all, I have a mobius problem. When i turn it on it turns on fine and im able to switch modes and take pictures, however when I try to start recording the led blinks once then stays on and does not record. How do I fix this?
Posted by RCAmy | Jun 04, 2016 @ 07:53 PM | 3,977 Views
Live again at flight bash. Day 1
Live again at flight bash. Day 1 (4 min 32 sec)

What your missing at Flight bash
What your missing at Flight bash - fpv mini quadcopter racing (0 min 53 sec)
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Posted by Viggyk77 | Jun 04, 2016 @ 07:36 PM | 2,793 Views
Hi is there a download for a Boeing 737 on Phoenix 5 flight sim?
Thank you
Posted by F1PVtech | Jun 04, 2016 @ 01:32 PM | 3,537 Views
I've been approached by a customer to get to work on an HD camera mount for the Sigan 210 v2 quad. I'm trying to get the mount for the QAV 250,211,180 and QAV-R to fit this new quad as the customer likes the design of this mount. I'm still waiting on some dimensional info so I can get the design finished off tho. Getting the mounting right is going to be the biggest job as the sigan top plate is a slightly odd shape and had angled ziptie cutouts, always like an interesting design job tho! as soon as I have the design finished I'll upload some images and likewise when I print the first prototype off.

Spitfire Wall!

Posted by Area81Racing | Jun 04, 2016 @ 12:53 PM | 4,369 Views
My Spitfire Wall!

Spitfires from Right to Left
1600mm Flightline MkIX Spitfire
1200mm Flightline MkIX Spitfire
800mm FMS Spitfire
1100mm Durafly Mk1a Spitfire
UMX Parkzone Spitfire
1200mm E-Flite MkXIV Spitfire
1100mm Durafly Mk5B Spitfire
1100mm Mk24 Spitfire
1200mm Dynam MkIX Spitfire
Posted by papadwight | Jun 04, 2016 @ 11:14 AM | 8,853 Views
Out the front door and off I go. A little flying before the rain. Theres a little coming down but not to wet yet. When I was done it was starting to rain good so under the front porch for a landing. Put up still working we go. It was flying a little heavy from the rain drops but that all and it was put up ok and still working. Maybe some more night bflying tonight. Or going to hobbyshop an check out some new planes today. We were going go kart racing till the rain maybe we go to game room today. or I can take Kathryn out for lunch.