Posted by GBLynden | Today @ 05:12 PM | 192 Views
This is my Maiden Flight Review of the Freewing A-4 Skyhawk 80mm EDF Jet with a CG tip after the flight. Please excuse the crappy landing.

Freewing A-4 Skyhawk 80mm EDF Jet Maiden Flight Review & CG Tip (5 min 8 sec)

Here are my review notes for this stunning Freewing EDF Jet:

- Nice smooth finish on foam
- Scale retracts with quality suspension
- You can go between the F & E models with ease due to the magnetic “hump”.
- In addition to the hump, the provided decal sets and the fact the airframe comes bare allows for significant customization.
- The kit also comes with tons of different pieces including a tailhook and cockpit steps you can glue on for example.
- It has been out for a while, so all of the bugs have been worked out making the actual plane build quick and easy with no surprises.
- I felt comfortable in the air very quickly

- It took a while to apply the waterslide decals, but that was mostly due to me never using them before.
Posted by KristofferR | Today @ 04:37 PM | 216 Views
A few weeks ago, I absent-mindedly bid on a Cockpit SX on a local auction site.
What I really wanted was the receiver, but I thought my bid would be too low and forgot about it.

To my surprise I won the auction and got the receiver and transmitter in the mail.

The transmitter was truly hideous. The pics did show it, but I had not been looking at them close enough. The gray surface was worn down, the whole thing dirty and gross.

Hmm. I decided to dismantle and to my disappointment, almost all the plastic pins were broken inside. I threw the parts in a box.

A week later I decided to look at it again and figured there was little to lose by trying to repair it.

After serious cleaning a I painted the front with Tamiya TS-19 metallic blue (white primer underneath) glued the little pins back as best as I could and put the thing back together.

The glue has no chance holding the screws so I had to glue some parts in place and use two pieces of balsa to support the switch board for the toggle wheel and trim buttons.

I also realise how much better my new Cockpit is. So this will be sold when I’m done!
Posted by LemonC | Today @ 12:40 PM | 414 Views
The arms are beefed up, extra 20x20 mount holes behind fpv cam on the main plate, main plate now has sunk nuts on it whereas v.2 had sunk nuts on cross brace. The v.3 therefor mounts the cross brace on the complete bottom, v.2 the main plate was the bottom with cross brace cutting into stack space potentially. V.3 has more fpv cam mounting holes, and the mount has a wider footprint now also.
Posted by TMacFPV | Today @ 10:22 AM | 522 Views
Some of what I have learned to capture better quality, Smooth Micro FPV Drone HD Video during flights. We go over the steps we have used to reduce and mitigate unwanted vibrations, oscillations, and “jello” in our HD video. These steps are implemented for the quadcopter frame and components prior to flight, the camera settings and video capture during flight, as well as the post-processing of the video. Although we are using the Caddx Tarsier in this build, the jello/oscillation mitigation steps we cover are applicable to all HD cameras. I’m sure these are not all-inclusive of everything which can be done in any of these 3 categories as we’re just starting to learn. So, if you have more ideas-Comment Below!

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Today @ 10:07 AM | 551 Views
DJI OSMO ACTION Overview and Full Review

The original OSMO launched in late 2015 and was DJI’s first move into ground based cameras with it being fitted with a version of the X3. Since then DJI have diversified the line with the OSMO Zoom as well as the Mobile versions for smartphones. In November 2018 DJI released the first major over hall of the line with the OSMO Pocket, this dramatically smaller version was entirely redesigned and improved in almost every way while still keeping the benefits of a stabilised gimbal camera system. Now DJI have released a new model to the OSMO lineup called the OSMO Action.

Spec of the OSMO Action

The OSMO Action has a very similar spec overall to the Hero 7 Black .

1/2.3” Sensor 12MP Stills 145 degree FOV F2.8 Lens
4K 60FPS 100 Mbps H.265 Video Recording
DJI RockSteady Electronic Image Stabilisation System
HDR Video 4K 30fps
240fps 1080P/720P Slow Motion.
Fully Waterproof Without External Housing
Front Colour Screen 1.4 inches, 300 ppi
Rear Colour 2.25 inches, 640×360, 325 ppi Touch Screen

Having a very similar form factor to a GoPro it is actually a little larger being 2mm longer and wider however what does stand out is the 1.4 Inch colour front screen, unlike other cameras that only have an information display to show recording info and status this is a full colour screen that’s able to show the live view just like the rear screen. This is a massive benefit for those who want to use this for blogging or need
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Today @ 09:16 AM | 569 Views
DustOff #5 - WLToys F949 Cessna 182 - A Nice Slow Flight ;-)

Here is a link to the Video:

Let's knock some of the Dust Off of this Micro Cessna.

Here is a link to the plane:

WLtoys F949 3CH 2.4G Cessna 182 Micro RC Airplane RTF

Here is a link to our Struts MOD Tutorial:
Tutorial - Adding Struts to your WLToys F949 Cessna 182 (38 min 36 sec)

Here is a link to our Wing Extension & Flaps MOD Tutorial:
Tutorial - WLToys F949 Cessna 182 Wing Extension and Manual Flaps MOD Show & Tell (9 min 3 sec)
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Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 06:27 AM | 703 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Bon Vol ? Non ... Bon Vlog ! Comme je vous l'avais promis, j'ai enfin reçu ma DJI OSMO ACTION. Je ferai bien sur une revue complète sur cette superbe caméra mais en attendant je n'ai pas pu résister à vous en montrer quelques images et fonctions . Rien à dire sur la qualité et le rendu des vidéos, c'est vraiment propre. La stabilisation numérique 'le Rocksteady" est impressionnante comparée à ce qu'on peut avoir sur beaucoup de caméras d'action du marché que j'ai pu tester jusqu'à maintenant. Bien sur, la vrai comparaison devra se faire avec la Gopro Héro 7 qui est dans le même ordre de prix .En attendant, ce qui m'a le plus surpris c'est l'ergonomie super fluide et intuitive, l'écran (arrière) tactile est grand, clair et très réactif et ses fonctions hyper simples et rapides d'accès . En espérant que le micro externe soit bientôt dispo, cette Osmo Action est, selon moi, la caméra de Vlogs ou de photos et vidéos souvenirs de vacances par excellence. Je vous détaillerai tout ça dans une prochaine vidéo bien sur . Bon Film et Bon Vlog à tous

DJI OSMO ACTION - Review Test Démo - Faisons connaissance avec la bête ... (12 min 25 sec)

NOTATAZ : 18.5/20 Du très bon matos !!!

Niveau : Amateurs et Pro
Les + : Excellente qualité d'image, Très bonne stabilisation, Ergonomie simple et intuitive, 2 Ecrans, Tactile très précis et réactif, Lentille de protection amovible, étanche à 11m sans caisson ...
Les - : Pas de micro...Continue Reading
Posted by Tazkiller85 | Today @ 06:26 AM | 708 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Juste pour le plaisir ... J'ai ressorti le FIMI X8 SE ( et le Hawk5 ...) à l'occasion des moissons pour essayer de tirer le meilleur parti de cet appareil que j'adore .
J'ai alterné plusieurs résolutions et différentes prises de vue donc j'espère que le résultat vous plaira .
Merci à Jean Charles qui m'a permis de filmer son travail et qui m'autorise le vol de mes engins sur ses parcelles.
Bon Film à tous ...

XIAOMI FIMI X8 SE - LES MOISSONS - Toujours pas déçu !!! Ne ratez pas la fin ... (16 min 46 sec)

NOTATAZ : 19/20

Niveau : Débutants et Confirmés
Les + : Puissant et Souple, Réactif, Précis, Très bonne autonomie, Bonne portée radio et vidéo, Nombreux modes de vol, Photos correctes...
Les - : Modes de vol un peu complexes à utiliser, Pas mal de jello sur la vidéo, résolution moyenne (à voir avec moins de vent )...

- Si Vous voulez aider la chaîne avec un don :

Les produits présentés sont visibles ici (en cliquant sur ces liens vous soutenez ma chaîne) Merci à vous :

- FIMI X8 SE ( COUPON BGFIMIX8SE10 ) 376.72€ jusqu'au 31/7/2019 :
- Accessoires FIMI X8 SE :
- Mon sac à dos FIMI :
- Pare Soleil 3 tailles dispo :

- TOUTES LES PROMOS ET COUPONS BANGGOOD Juillet 2019 (remis à jour régulièrement, gardez ce lien en favori ou raccourci pour vos achats sur Banggood ) : http://...Continue Reading
Posted by steve wenban | Today @ 05:19 AM | 755 Views
spent time on the canopy today it ate a lot of hours making it look pretty
Posted by | Today @ 05:06 AM | 759 Views
Recently I've built a 5" Freestyle quadcopter based on the best value components - not the cheapest but the best price/performance ratio (i.e. bang for buck). For me the price came to around $150 using typical coupons and discounts

This quad has since been built, setup, flown, adjusted and then flown a lot more. I'm now in a position to pass judgement over all of the components and will then cover as the quad in total. For each I'll look at the positives and negatives and then go into a little more discussion with my recommendations which you can see at the link below:

Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 10:37 PM | 1,070 Views
This is Bill's Flex Innovations QQ Extra 300G2 Night Super 3D RC Plane Maiden Flight.

Bill's Flex Innovations QQ Extra 300G2 Night Super 3D RC Plane Maiden Flight (5 min 5 sec)

Posted by RetoF3X | Yesterday @ 08:04 PM | 1,277 Views
Due to a shoulder injury, I have not flown a single contest this year. I have looked in my records, I competed in the first F3J contest in 2004 and my first F3K contest in 2006. Since then I have flown every year multiple contests.

Thus this year is definitely an exception, and I feel that something is missing and that flying in contests was giving me a well needed break from the daily routines and troubles at work. To add insult to injury, I was qualified for this years F3K worlds team. This is the third world championship for which I had qualified, but was then forced to resign for reasons such as work or now injury. Sometimes life throws big monkey wrenches...

However, despite being disappointed, the freed time lets me reflect why I do compete with toyplanes. It has become the sole purpose while I build planes and fly them. I do not do leisure flying, it is either practice with a specific purpose (turnarounds, launhing, etc) or it is contest flying. How could I become so focused on just contest flying?

It is an interesting question, for which I have no clear answer. What I do know that I had some of the most fun I ever had with toyplanes when competing. Interestingly, I also had most fun at the first contests in a new category or country. I would say I had absolutely measured the most fun when I came to the US, was unknown to everyone, but was able to kick some butt. The first major contest was at the Bruce in 2010, and I met some legends like Bruce, Paul...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnCC | Yesterday @ 07:04 PM | 1,267 Views
Happymodel Sailfly-X 105mm Crazybee F4 PRO 2-3S Micro FPV Racing Drone (aff)

Video Reviews

SailFly-X Betaflight tabAuxiliary Modes Issue - How to Fix! 🛠️ (7 min 4 sec)

Main Specifications

● Crazybee F4 PRO Flight Controller 2s, 3s
● 25mW VTX 700TVL Camera
● EX1102 8500KV Motor
● Onboard Frsky Receiver; SPI BUS receiver Frsky D8/D16 switchable

Comments + Criticism

In progress.


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Posted by steve wenban | Yesterday @ 03:37 PM | 1,470 Views
its at the point where hours get eaten up by filling in little details and sanding and filling again
Posted by Manudepron | Yesterday @ 03:17 PM | 1,531 Views
I visited this museum in Angers (France) and discovered a nice RC section......Continue Reading
Posted by beechbum | Yesterday @ 02:41 PM | 1,520 Views
Picture showing length.
When mounted the retracted strut would pinch the airline to extend the gear. I sent both units into Robart and had the airline nipples changed from straight to 90* nipples. It solved the problem nicely. Both units mounted but never flown. The model only sat on the gear once before it was removed. I lost interest in the model and traded off the airframe.
Posted by basslord1124 | Yesterday @ 02:19 PM | 1,555 Views
The RC club that I am a member of (Skyhawks-Tri State Model Flyers) had been working hard on an RC dirt track for those interested in RC cars. Well here recently they had their opening day of the "Death Valley R/C Raceway" complete with some races Here's some footage of that opening day:

Death Valley R/C Raceway Opening Day...RC cars, RC dirt track, RC car races! (4 min 10 sec)

Tri State Model Flyers website & Facebook:

Death Valley R/C Raceway Facebook:
Posted by RC Roundtable | Yesterday @ 02:08 PM | 1,556 Views
Episode 86: "Flight Fest Freshly" is now live!

We hurried to record an off-schedule show to hear about Terry's time at Flite Fest 2019 (he forgets things). We talked about:
-The timing (2:57)
-The incident (7:29)
-The people (11:40)
-The airplanes (26:24)
-Stan (37:12)
-Terry's planes (48:22)
-Scobee Field Swap Meet (57:20)

You can visit our website at to listen over the web or download an MP3 of the show. Or, you can subscribe to RC Roundtable on iTunes.

We would love to read your comments and ideas. Please drop us a line here, our facebook page, or email: [email protected].
Posted by SilverSport | Yesterday @ 12:47 PM | 1,684 Views
As I said already ..... After over 4.5 years online, it is about time for me to start a blog here, whatever that is!

Play with two hobbies last night and decided to take some photos of my current Blade CP Helis .... so here they are, lets see how it looks in a Blog entry!...Continue Reading