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Posted by Sandancer | Sep 26, 2012 @ 01:30 AM | 33,738 Views
The New Generation E-Tracts! Some refer to them as Servoless Retracts.

The only difference between the Aluminum and Plastic 60-120 FMS E-Tracts is the width of the main body.


~~UP-DATE 3/21/2013~~

I am pleased to announce that Motion RC now has both the Aluminum & Plastic FMS E-Tracts in stock!


~~UP-DATE 3/29/2013~~

The newest offering from Pingzheng are these large sized PZ-15096B all-metal (aluminum) E-Tracts w/10mm strut pin holes.

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Posted by Sandancer | Sep 12, 2012 @ 03:00 PM | 19,085 Views
This is my review / build of the MrRCSound system.

My first bench sound test of the MrRCSound Budget sound module with the sound card A: Merlin / Allison / Daimler Benz / Lycoming engines.

The auto audio leveling on both my Sony HDR-SR11 and the audio leveling on most computers limit the sound amplification this unit puts out, but at sustained high speed your ears will bleed and your teeth will ache!

MrRCSound System2 (3 min 43 sec)

It would be really kewl if the machine gun card could fire LEDs as well..........

50 Cal Guns 1 (2 min 6 sec)
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Posted by Sandancer | Sep 07, 2012 @ 01:11 PM | 22,404 Views
This is my build of the 1400mm Sky Surfer

Last year I decided I wanted a plane to use as a platform for some FPV work, so I decided to give the Sky Surfer the assignment.

First let me explain my circumstance. About a year ago I purchased a Sky Surfer from Toysonics. Having everything I would need, (ESC, servos, etc.) I ordered the ARF. When the plane arrived it was already glued together!

Because of health issues, the Sky Surfer project was shelved. It's now been over a year and I've decided to pursue the build again so I would have something ready to go come spring.

That said, I pulled the Sky Surfer out of her box and started spreading all the parts out. After figuring out how to run the ESC leads to the motor (keep in mind the fuse was already glued together), I discovered the motor was junk! After many attempts at dismantling and re-assembling the motor, I finally gave up!

Okay, I understand the design concept of the motor/motor mount for the Sky Surfer, but all I can say at this time is "what a joke"! There was no way I would ever get those two screws lined up to the back of the motor using my extended reach phillips! Needless to say, I ended up having to split the fuse!

After conferring with the guys on the "Sky Surfer - aka Bixler See Post #2 & #3 for parts & mods B4 asking" thread, I received some very beneficial info, and some great tips to help in the building of my Sky Surfer. Thanks guys, I appreciate all...Continue Reading
Posted by Sandancer | Sep 07, 2012 @ 01:09 PM | 20,484 Views
I'm going to devote this page to the FMS Props/Spinners and various mods!

*Please note* I have moved this page to a new location! More info and vids, including FMS G&C 4250 motor/prop tests!


The Small Parts CnC 61mm prop adapter!

As I reported earlier, I've been working in conjunction with Terry at Small Parts CnC in the development of an extended prop adapter for the FMS G&C 4250 500kv, 540kv, & 580kv motors which have an 8mm x 35mm hex keyed prop adapter. I am happy to say they are now available!

The design was primarily based around the FMS P-51 spinners. The idea for an extended adapter is for the expansion of prop options to include the various 2-blade props on the market, MAS, APC, etc. It can also work for the more expensive composite 1-piece 4-blade props as well as the VarioProp 12C. props.

Unfortunately the FMS 35mm adapter just won't accommodate a prop assembly with a hub thicker then 17mm with enough thread to securely tighten the nut, not to mention the additional friction washer. The SPCnC 61mm adapter has the length to accommodate the thicker hubs along with a friction washer and either a standard 8 x 1.25mm nut or the 8 x 1.25mm domed nuts as well. Because the adapter is for the use of optional blades, it will work with either the V6 FP106 spinner which uses screws, or the V7 SU116 spinner which uses the 3mm bolts & nuts, both having the slots already cut for a 2-blade...Continue Reading
Posted by Sandancer | Sep 07, 2012 @ 01:08 PM | 16,529 Views

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