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Posted by GroundControlRC | Yesterday @ 10:08 AM | 438 Views
Glue & Fly Series - F-22 Mini V3(A) Development Status #2



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkkojtFLyr0

This Parkjet is assembled and I have two completed flight sessions with this plane.
The Alpha Build is so close to production quality it caught me by surprise ;-)
This Parkjet flies great and the power system is a great match.
It is fast, stable, forgiving, acrobatic, and an absolute blast to fly.
e3Scott has provided so much fantastic feedback on his flight testing with this plane ;-)
He has also provided some great insights and suggestions on needed changes to the plans and the plane.
The information he has given me on how to adjust the Plans to make it much easier and more intuitive for others to build is invaluable.
It has been an honor working with him on this project and I think after the Beta Build we may just have a production ready Parkjet on our hands ;-)
Stay tuned and check out e3Scott's Youtube Channel and Parkjet Blog listed below.

e3Scott's Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfP...jP9Kjv84ajANVg

Scott's Parkjet Blog:
http://scottsparkjetblog.blogspot.com/


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 09, 2018 @ 11:24 AM | 664 Views
Glue & Fly Series - Reverse Split-S Maneuver Session #1 in the F-22 Mini V2



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM4tOG-FN5k

Well, I'm pretty comfortable performing Rolls, Loops, and Split-S Maneuvers, so now it's time to learn a new Trick ;-)
In this Flying Session I'm practicing Reverse Split-S Maneuvers and will hopefully become proficient at it in the next few flights ;-)

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 06, 2018 @ 06:20 PM | 1,087 Views
RC Tip #20 - Fabricating Wing Spars from everyday material ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cjhJzyc39k

I admit it, I'm a Cheap Skate, Spend Thrift, Penny Pincher!
Hehehehe....well it does save me Money ;-)
In this RC Tip I'm going to show you how I fabricate my Wing Spars from everyday material.
That way you don't have to purchase it in a store or online.


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 05, 2018 @ 09:42 AM | 1,449 Views
Review & Test Flight - Zippy 3S 500mah 35C LIPO



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv65wAIcLAQ

I decided to see if these LIPOs would work well in my "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Micro V2.
They are approx. 8.5 grams heavier than the LIPOs I normally use in this Parkjet which are 3S 450mah 65C LIPOs.
I thought they may be a bit heavy but the Micro Parkjet handled it just fine ;-)
I beleive this Micro Parkjet would not have any problem carrying a 3S LIPO up to 55 grams and still have plenty Thrust-to-Weight Ratio.
These LIPOs seems to perform fairly well and I have no complaints so far.

Here is a link to this LIPO:

ZIPPY Compact 500mAh 3S 35C Lipo Pack
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-co...asc=8115441932

Specs:

Capacity: 500mAh
Voltage: 3S1P / 3 Cell / 11.1V
Discharge: 35C Constant / 45C Burst
Weight: 49g (including wire & plug)
Dimensions: 56x31x19mm
Balance Plug: JST-XH
Discharge Plug: JST


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 02, 2018 @ 11:14 AM | 1,517 Views
Field Test Flight #2 - Turnigy Nanotech 3S 950mah 25C LIPO



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_e8BCE2o-0

These LIPOs tested well on the bench and balanced to a full charge with fairly low battery cell resistance.
Now, let's see how they perform in actual test flights using our "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2.
Will they perform as well as the other LIPOs I use in this ParkJet?

This LIPO seemed to perform as well as the other LIPOs I use in this plane.
The LIPO had 11.25v remaining after the fairly aggressive 4 minute flight.
I should be able to get 6-7 minute flights on these packs given how I push the power system on this plane ;-)
That is based on leaving the cells with a nominal voltage of 3.5v

Here is a link to this LIPO:

Turnigy nano-tech 950mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=6949740256

Here is a link to the initial Review of this LIPO:

Review - Turnigy Nanotech 3S 950mah 25C LIPO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUwW2WeEt48


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 30, 2018 @ 04:52 PM | 1,045 Views
Glue & Fly Series - F-22 Mini V3(A) Development Status #1



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

Well, for the past month I have been working on the Conception, Planning, and Development of the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V3.
I wanted to provide you with a Sneak Peek on the Development Status of this new Parkjet.
This is our Alpha Build as it is the very first build.
I am finally assembling the Parkjet and so I have something to show for my efforts other than a diagram ;-)
I also have a lot of help on this Project from e3Scott!
He is helping with the Development and Flight Testing of this Parkjet and I am so enthusiastic about working with him.
I think with his help this Parkjet is going to be so much better than me doing it alone.
I am providing links to e3Scott's Youtube Channel and Parkjet Blog, so go check it out.
The information he provides will be applicable to all aircraft not just Parkjets.

e3Scott's Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfP...jP9Kjv84ajANVg

Scott's Parkjet Blog:
http://scottsparkjetblog.blogspot.com/


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 30, 2018 @ 09:17 AM | 1,078 Views
DustOff #1 - FlyBear SU-35 Micro ParkJet



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39v5J5pYDtY

This tiny ParkJet has just been collecting dust for the past several weeks so it's time to Blow the Dust Off ;-)

This ParkJet is a bit Nose Heavy so watch our Tuning Flights to find the Sweet Spot for Nose Weight ;-)

Here are links to this ParkJet:

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF
https://www.rcmoment.com/p-rm8974.ht...roundcontrolrc

Flybear FX-820 2.4G 2CH Remote Control SU-35 Glider 290mm Wingspan EPP Micro Indoor RC Airplane Aircraft RTF
https://www.tomtop.com/p-rm8974.html...roundcontrolrc

Here is a link to some batteries that will work as spares:

Eachine E010S Upgrade 3.7V 240MAH 45C Battery
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E01...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 28, 2018 @ 08:03 AM | 1,323 Views
Field Test Flight #1 - Turnigy Nanotech 3S 950mah 25C LIPO



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jbRB58S_pc

These LIPOs tested well on the bench and balanced to a full charge with fairly low battery cell resistance.
Now, let's see how they perform in actual test flights using our "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2.
Will they perform as well as the other LIPOs I use in this ParkJet?

This LIPO seemed to perform as well as the other LIPOs I use in this plane.
The LIPO had 11.25v remaining after the fairly aggressive 4 minute flight.
I should be able to get 6-7 minute flights on these packs given how I push the power system on this plane ;-)
That is based on leaving the cells with a nominal voltage of 3.5v

Here is a link to this LIPO:

Turnigy nano-tech 950mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=6949740256

Here is a link to the initial Review of this LIPO:

Review - Turnigy Nanotech 3S 950mah 25C LIPO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUwW2WeEt48


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 25, 2018 @ 11:51 AM | 1,206 Views
Field Test Flight #7 - RacerStar RS30A 30A Lite OPTO ESC



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLpQLsYR9lI

These are fairly inexpensive 30A ESCs and the RacerStar Motors I have are great, so why not try some of their ESCs.
I have converted this ESC to a Non-OPTO ESC by installing a Micro SBEC (Switching Voltage Regulator) on this ESC.
This is the 7th Test Flight for both of these components.
I have already performed an initial review of this SBEC and a link to that video is listed below.
We are testing these components in our "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2.

Here is a link to this ESC:

Racerstar RS30A Lite 30A Blheli_S BB1 2-4S Brushless ESC
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

Here is a link to this Micro SBEC:

HobbyKing Micro SBEC 5V/3A
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/micro-be...asc=3304856911


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 22, 2018 @ 05:02 PM | 1,790 Views
RC Tip #19 - Maintain that Action CAM Angle you worked so hard to get!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvXHx94psuE

I found this to be essential for recording the action hands-free!
This is what I wear with my Hawkeye Firefly 7S Action CAM to film all of my RC Flights.

Here is a link to the Action CAM Head/Helmet Strap Mount in the Review:

EKEN Sport Headband Adjustable Headband Mount Belt Elastic For Sport Action Camera
https://www.banggood.com/NZACE-Sport...47791920140372

Here is another one:

Non-Slip Elastic Head Strap Headbrand Mount For Gopro Hero 1/2/3/3 Plus Xiaomi Yi SJ4000
https://www.banggood.com/Non-Slip-El...-p-949648.html


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 20, 2018 @ 10:41 PM | 1,294 Views
Needful Things - High Quality, Large Cutting Mat



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESDmSR3bwlE

I have used this mat for over a year now and the side I have been using still looks new.
I design and build RC Planes from foam board, so many, many, many cuts on this cutting mat.
This is a very high quality, large cutting mat that I am so glad I found.
The price on this makes it a very good value indeed ;-)

Here is a link to this Cutting Mat:

24 in. x 36 in. 5-Ply Cutting Mat, Green/Black
http://www.usartsupply.com/USA-CM-24X36-GB


Item # USA CM-24X36-GB

Key Features:

Durable 5-Ply Self Healing Construction
1/2" grid with 1/8" marks for precise alignment as well as 45 and 60 guides.
The green/black mats are reversible with grid markings on each side.
Cutting mats also have lines for cutting diagonals
Protect your table top from sharp blades, writing instruments and other art and craft tools.

Details:

These 3mm thick PVC mats feature a durable 5-layer construction, a non-slip, non-glare surface, 1" grid with 1/2" marks for precise alignment as well as 30, 45, 60 & 90 angle guides. Resilient self-healing surface won't break down with repeated use and actually prolongs the life of knife blades. Each cutting mat is reversible with grid markings on each side.

Features:

Protect your table top from sharp blades, writing instruments and other art and craft tools
Durable 3mm Thick, 5-Ply Self Healing Construction
Cutting mats also have lines for cutting diagonals
1" grid with 1/2" marks for precise alignment as well as 30, 45, 60 & 90 angle guides
Each cutting mat is reversible with grid markings on each side.


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Happy Flying!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 18, 2018 @ 10:22 AM | 1,550 Views
Glue & Fly Series F-22 Micro V2 on 3S - Tuning Session #2



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz3bTdz2rTQ

Well, I just couldn't get the Elevator twitchiness out to suit my flying style.
It appears the problem is the Emax 2.5g Servos just do not have the granularity needed.
I had to move the Servo Control Rods to the inner most hole of the Servos Control Arms.
I also had to move the Control Horn Connections to the outer most hole on the Control Horns.
Finally, I think I can now get the granularity on the Elevator Control that I want.
Now, I just have to fine tune the Elevator Dual-Rates and Aileron Dual-Rates to exactly how I like them ;-)
This is Session #2 of the Tuning Process. I think this session will do it ;-)

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 16, 2018 @ 11:37 AM | 1,273 Views
Review - Turnigy NanoTech 3S 950mah 25C LIPO



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUwW2WeEt48

An important part of any power system is the Battery.
For some reason this is often overlooked by Reviewers.
I perform reviews of all the Batteries I purchase to see how well they match the stated specs, what the internal resistance of the battery cells are, and how they hold up over time.
This is the initial review of the Turnigy Nanotech 3S 950mah 25C LIPO that I'm going to be using in my Mini Parkjets.
Let's see how well they stack up against the other LIPOs I use for this purpose.
I will be replacing the stock JST Connector with an XT30 Connector.
I will then be performing the Field Testing in my "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2 and logging the remaining voltage after each test flight.

Specs:

Capacity: 950mAh
Voltage: 3S1P / 3 Cell / 11.1V
Discharge: 25C Constant / 50C Burst
Weight: 69g (including wire, plug & case)
Dimensions: 72x25x20mm
Balance Plug: JST-XH
Discharge Plug: mini-JST

Here is a link to this LIPO:

Turnigy nano-tech 950mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=6949740256

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 14, 2018 @ 09:20 AM | 1,635 Views
Field Test Flight #1 - RacerStar RS30A 30A Lite OPTO ESC



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D61J6AXGIxY

These are fairly inexpensive 30A ESCs and the RacerStar Motors I have are great, so why not try some of their ESCs.
I have converted this ESC to a Non-OPTO ESC by installing a Micro SBEC (Switching Voltage Regulator) on this ESC.
This is the first Test Flight for both of these components.
I have already performed an initial review of this SBEC.
We are testing these components in our "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2.

Here is a link to this ESC:

Racerstar RS30A Lite 30A Blheli_S BB1 2-4S Brushless ESC
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

Here is a link to this Micro SBEC:

HobbyKing Micro SBEC 5V/3A
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/micro-be...asc=3304856911

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Happy Flying!


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 11, 2018 @ 09:40 AM | 1,367 Views
Review - RacerStar RS30A 30A Lite OPTO ESC



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTD5EWXcab0

These are fairly inexpensive 30A ESCs and the RacerStar Motors I have are great, so why not try some of their ESCs.
I have converted this ESC to a Non-OPTO ESC by installing a Micro SBEC (Switching Voltage Regulator) on this ESC.
This is the intial Review of this ESC.
I have already performed an initial review of this SBEC and a link to that video is listed below.
We will be Field Testing these components in our "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2.

Here is a link to this ESC:

Racerstar RS30A Lite 30A Blheli_S BB1 2-4S Brushless ESC
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

Here is a link to this Micro SBEC:

HobbyKing Micro SBEC 5V/3A
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/micro-be...asc=3304856911

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Happy Flying!


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 09, 2018 @ 11:51 PM | 1,569 Views
Glue & Fly Series F-22 Micro V2 on 3S - Tuning Session #1



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2JQzCDcMvw

Well, I just couldn't get the Elevator twitchiness out to suit my flying style.
It appears the problem is the Emax 2.5g Servos just do not have the granularity needed.
I had to move the Servo Control Rods to the inner most hole of the Servos Control Arms.
I also had to move the Control Horn Connections to the outer most hole on the Control Horns.
Finally, I think I can now get the granularity on the Elevator Control that I want.
Now, I just have to fine tune the Elevator Dual-Rates and Aileron Dual-Rates to exactly how I like them ;-)
This is Session #1 of the Tuning Process. I believe one more Flight Session will have it ;-)

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Happy Flying!


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 07, 2018 @ 09:24 AM | 1,707 Views
The Pilot's Lounge - Episode #9 - Aircraft Plans, Review & Project Updates



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

Review Updates:

HTIRC Hornet Series 12A 2-4S Brushless ESC With 5V/1A BEC
https://www.banggood.com/HTIRC-Horne...47791920140372

Hobbywing Skywalker 2-3S 20A Brushless ESC With 5V/2A BEC
https://www.banggood.com/Hobbywing-S...47791920140372

2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Racerstar BR2207S Green Edition 2500KV 3-6S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

Racerstar Racing Edition BR1407 3500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

Emax ES9251Ⅱ Upgrade Version 2.5g Plastic Micro Digital Servo
https://www.banggood.com/Emax-ES9251...47791920140372

DC-DC Converter Step Down Module 3A 5V/12V Mini BEC
https://www.banggood.com/DC-DC-Conve...47791920140372

Rctimer Sport 6x3E Precision propeller
http://www.rctimer.com/?product-218.html

***
I have not uploaded the Plans for the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Micro V2 as yet.
I wanted to get a few more flight on this new Airframe for further testing.
I am now satisfied this Airframe is ready for publishing.
I should have the plans uploaded to Patreon by this weekend ;-)
***

As you know from my last post the MODs to the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Micro V1...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 04, 2018 @ 10:08 AM | 1,835 Views
DustOff Flight #4 - Acrobatic Fun with the Focke Wulf FW 190



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbz6RHACaxY

Time to blow the dust off this Focke Wulf 190 Plane ;-)
I'm using the new Turnigy 3S 2200mah 25C LIPOs in this flight.
They seem to perform very well and provide plenty of power.

Here is a link to this plane:
H-King Fw 190 - Glue-N-Go - Foamboard Kit
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/fw190-pp...asc=1581365268

Here is a link to these LIPOs:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=7621465427

Here is a link to the Review of these LIPOs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNmKxKv_8oA

My Power Setup for this plane:

Motor: Grayson Hobby 2212 2200kv
ESC : HobbyWing 30A
Prop : Gemfan 8040 Composite
LIPO : 3S 2200mah 25C (172 grams)

Thrust : 1070 grams
AMPS : 26.5 (approx. 20 amps in flight at full throttle)
AUW : 582 grams including Micro FPV System
Thrust to Weight Ratio: 1.8:1

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Happy Flying!


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Nov 02, 2018 @ 09:31 AM | 1,421 Views
Field Test Flight #4 - HobbyWing SkyWalker 20A ESC



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8FU0nbIeHA

We completed the Review of this Speed Controller on our Thrust Stand now it's time for some Field Testing!
We have it installed in our "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2 for some Test Flights.
The Temperature is 48F and the Wind on the ground is 4-5mph so winds aloft are more like 8-10mph.
I had no issues during this Test Flight.
The ESC seemed to perform well and had very good throttle response.
I performed some slow fly-by punch-outs to test throttle response and it performed well.
I also quickly decreased and increased the throttle to get the ESC to desync and there were no desyncs.
I will update my findings in the next episode of "The Pilot's Lounge" and let you know if I have discovered any issues after conducting many more Test Flights.

Here is a link to this ESC (HobbyWing SkyWalker 20A ESC 2-3S With 5V/2A BEC):
https://www.banggood.com/Hobbywing-S...47791920140372

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Happy Flying!


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 30, 2018 @ 02:36 PM | 1,674 Views
DustOff #6 - XK Edge A430 6G & 3D Acrobatic Flight



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLT1hPv8qkE

Time to DustOff my XK Edge ;-)
I wanted to attempt to perform some Acrobatics in 3D Mode with this plane.
You'll here me switching from 6G to 3D and back frequently as I try to maintain control of this tiny plane ;-)

Link to this Plane:
https://www.banggood.com/XK-A430-2_4...47791920140372

Spare Batteries:
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DHC-2-A6...47791920140372


Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Happy Flying!

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