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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 20, 2019 @ 01:41 PM | 604 Views
DustOff #1 - Glue & Fly Series F22 Micro V2.5 - Way too much Fun!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG4rEFQ4PSw

Well, I'm exciting about Blowing the Dust Off of this Mini Parkjet!
The Plans for this Parkjet will be uploaded to Patreon soon.
I haven't flown this Parkjet since completing the Development of the V3.
Let's blow some Dust Off!


See you in the Air!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 17, 2019 @ 04:10 PM | 1,066 Views
Project - "Glue & Fly Series" Nano Backyard/Indoor Plane Status #3 - Maiden Launch

Here is a link to the Video:
Project - "Glue & Fly Series" Nano Backyard/Indoor Plane Status #3 - Maiden Launch (9 min 14 sec)


OK, I decided to take on this side project as I have wanted an Nano/Micro Backyard/Indoor Plane for quite some time and I wanted to be sure it could carry a Micro FPV System so I decided to try and design one myself ;-)

This is Ground Zero, my Prototype of what I envision for this Plane.
It's much smaller that I had in mind so I think some upward scaling will be in order ;-)
I added 13mm to the trailing edge of the main wings which also gave me an additional 5mm of aileron control surface.
I also added 1mmx3mm carbon spars to the main wings to stiffen them up.
The AUW for this plane is now at 32.5 grams.
It's time for the Maiden Launch to see where we are and what we can learn.


See you in the Air!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 14, 2019 @ 09:23 AM | 874 Views
Review - JJRC JJPRO-5030 2-blade Camouflage Prop CW & CCW 6 Pairs



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiVqaJQEZ70

They look like good Props for my Micro Planes.
Let's see how well Balanced they are right from the start.
We will see how much Thrust they produce in the Bench Test Video.

Here is a link to these Props:

12pcs Original JJRC JJPRO-5030 2-blade Camouflage Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/12pcs-Origi...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 12, 2019 @ 09:29 AM | 1,038 Views
Test Flight #1 of the RC Chuck Glider - Aileron & Elevator MODs



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p6dmuZhz7A

I completed the MODs I spoke about in our Project Conclusion Video with the Aileron & Elevator.
I have extended the Aileron by 30% to get a better Roll Rate and put some angle into the Elevator Control Rod to get a tiny bit more granularity.
Time to perform the Test Flight and see what we have ;-)

Here is a link to the Project Conclusion video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OilrzPsnKuk

Here is a link to the Updated Plans & Templates video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSQsFa0sKs

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T

Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

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

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 10, 2019 @ 10:15 AM | 735 Views
Review - RacerStar BR2508S 2522KV Brushless Motor



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFthzO7pTjw

This is a Motor I may be using in a future Mini Parkjet Build.
I'm performing the Bench Testing of this Motor to see if it will be a good candidate for a new Parkjet.
I will be doing the Field Testing of this Motor in our next "Glue & Fly Series" Parkjet.

Here is a link to this Motor:

Racerstar 2508 BR2508S Green Edition 1275KV 1772KV 2522KV Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-2...47791920140372

Links to the 5 inch Prop we tested:

Diatone ABS Bull Nose Prop 5x4.5 2-Blade (CW/CCW) (Black) (2 Pairs)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/diatone-..._asc=219093874

Gemfan ABS Bull Nose Prop 5x4.5 2-Blade
https://www.banggood.com/4PCS-Bullno...47791920140372

Gemfan Nylon 5050 Electric Propeller 1 Pair
https://www.banggood.com/Gemfan-GF-4...47791920140372

DAL T5046 ABS UT Ultrathin Tri-Blade
https://www.dalprops.com/products/t5046ut

Gemfan ABS M5045BN Master Tri-Blade 5045 5x4.5 Inch Bullnose Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/Gemfan-M504...47791920140372

Links to the 6 inch Prop we tested:

Gemfan 6x3 ABS Props Orange
http://www.diyquadcopters.com/Gemfan...nge_p_281.html

1pc KMP 6030 6X3E 6*3E High Efficiency Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/1Pcs-KMP-6X...47791920140372

Gemfan Nylon 6040 High Efficiency Electric Propeller 1 Pair
https://www.banggood.com/Gemfan-6X4-...47791920140372

APC 6x4E Speed 400 Nylon Pusher Propeller
https://www.amainhobbies.com/apc-6x4...06040ep/p27062

GemFan 6040 Bullnose Propellers
https://www.progressiverc.com/gemfan...ropellers.html

KINGKONG/LDARC 6040 Propellers CW & CCW 10 Pairs
https://www.banggood.com/10-Pairs-KI...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 07, 2019 @ 09:29 AM | 1,064 Views
DustOff #2 - Glue & Fly Series F22 Micro V2 - Way too much Wind!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iqWpyD6fLY

Well, I'm exciting about Blowing the Dust Off of this Micro Parkjet!
The wind forecast was way off yet again!
The forecast wind was 3-4mph and my Wind Meter shows 4-6mph with 10mph gust on the ground.
The wind is typically about 50% stronger at 20-30 feet or more above the ground.
I had to cut this flight short as it almost got flipped over in a turn ;-)
Yeah, they can't forecast Wind or Weather to save their lives here!

Here is the Motor I used:

Racerstar Racing Edition 1407 BR1407 3500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-R...47791920140372

Here is the Prop I used:

2 Pairs Gemfan 3545 Bullnose ABS Propeller
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

Here are the Servos I used:

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

Here is the ESC I used:

TURNIGY Plush 10amp Speed Controller w/BEC
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=7885232841

Here is the Receiver I used:

OrangeRx R610V2 Lite DSM2 Compatible 6CH 2.4GHz Receiver w/CPPM
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/dsm2-6ch..._asc=792680011


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 05, 2019 @ 07:55 AM | 992 Views
DustOff #4 - Converted EPP 48cm Chuck Glider - Too Windy ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37PPIkBp0YI

Well, I went out with (3) aircraft in this flight session and the Converted Chuck Glider is the only one I flew because the wind was at 6-9mph when I started and 8-11mph by the time I finished.
I flew only the Chuck Glider because the EPP Foam is so durable and I have (2) more of these airframes ;-)
Let's get it into the Stiff Air!

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T


Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

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

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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

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https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 03, 2019 @ 08:11 AM | 1,068 Views
Glue & Fly Series - F-22 Mini V3 Demo Reel!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_S5gCHLsb4

The "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V3 is Complete!!! Yeah!!!!
After extensive MODs & Flight Testing with nearly 300 Test Flights between Ground Control RC and e3Scott, we have determined that no additional changes are needed.
We have a Parkjet ready for Release....hehehehehe ;-)
The Plans and Docs have already been uploaded to Patreon, so go check out our Patreon Site: https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
This Demo Reel was put together to show some great Flight Footage of this new Parkjet.

Here is a link to the Release Announcement of this Parkjet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPaq5mgDLdc

Here is a link to e3Scott's Build Log of this Parkjet:

https://scottsparkjetblog.blogspot.c...-v3-build.html

Here are links to e3Scott's Youtube Channel and Parkjet Blog:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfP...jP9Kjv84ajANVg
http://scottsparkjetblog.blogspot.co.../posts/default


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Apr 03, 2019 @ 08:10 AM | 1,053 Views
Glue & Fly Series - F-22 Mini V3 Release & Demo Reel!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPaq5mgDLdc

The "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V3 is Complete!!! Yeah!!!!
After extensive MODs & Flight Testing with nearly 300 Test Flights between Ground Control RC and e3Scott, we have determined that no additional changes are needed.
We have a Parkjet ready for Release....hehehehehe ;-)
The associated Docs will have all the necessary information with a list of all the Electronics and in initial Setup.
The Plans and Docs have already been uploaded to Patreon, so go check out our Patreon Site: https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
The cost of our Plans is only $1 per month on Patreon plus a lot of other content as well.
Sign up today!

Here is a link to the Demo Reel showing the capabilities of this fantastic Parkjet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_S5gCHLsb4

Here is a link to e3Scott's Build Log of this Parkjet:

https://scottsparkjetblog.blogspot.c...-v3-build.html

Here are links to e3Scott's Youtube Channel and Parkjet Blog:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfP...jP9Kjv84ajANVg
http://scottsparkjetblog.blogspot.co.../posts/default


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 31, 2019 @ 11:13 AM | 1,259 Views
DustOff #5 - XK A600 DHC-2 Beaver Bush Plane in a Stiff Cross-Wind ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AoFdfmTiUU

Let's really blow the dust off this plane with some stiff cross-wind ;-)
It has a lot of lift so flying in some stiff wind can be fun ;-)

Here are links to this plane and spare batteries:

Link to this Plane:

XK DHC-2 DHC2 A600 5CH 3D6G System Brushless RC Airplane Compatible Futaba RTF
https://www.banggood.com/XK-A600-4CH...47791920140372

Spare Batteries:

XK DHC-2 A600 RC Airplane Spare Parts 7.4V 300mAh 25C Li-po Battery
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DHC-2-A6...47791920140372

Turnigy nano-tech 300mAh 2S 35~70C Lipo
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=5382684821


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 29, 2019 @ 09:17 AM | 1,456 Views
Project - "Glue & Fly Series" Nano Backyard/Indoor Plane Status #2



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3snhGl4MDUI

OK, I decided to take on this side project as I have wanted an Nano/Micro Backyard/Indoor Plane for quite some time and I wanted to be sure it could carry a Micro FPV System so I decided to try and design one myself ;-)

This is Ground Zero, my Prototype of what I envision for this Plane.
It's much smaller that I had in mind so I think some upward scaling will be in order ;-)
The Airframe is now complete and it's time for the Final Weigh-In!
I stated "Maiden Launch" and not "Maiden Flight" because I do not expect this Prototype to actually fly or at least not fly well.
Stay tuned as I work my way to, hopefully, designing, building, and flying a well behaved Nano Backyard/Indoor Plane ;-)


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 27, 2019 @ 09:48 AM | 1,006 Views
Glue & Fly Series - F-22 Mini V3(B) - Flight 35! What a Blast!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBoXg-R1niE

I have this Parkjet all trimmed out and have the CG well balanced ;-)
The plane tracks extremely well and stays where you put it.
The Nose stays nice and level with abrupt Full Throttle at level flight ;-)
I measured the CG after getting back from the Flight Session and it is located 45mm forward of the front of the Prop Slot, or 11mm back from the top of the cutout on the KF2 for the Servos.
That's approx. 10mm further back than when I performed the Maiden as it felt a tiny bit nose heavy.
I have found that it takes time getting used to a completely neutral balance on the CG.


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 24, 2019 @ 06:51 AM | 1,213 Views
DustOff #7 - XK A430 Edge Stunt Plane in a Stiff Cross-Wind ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqT867fc3xg

Let's really blow the dust off this plane with some stiff cross-wind ;-)
Flying in some stiff wind can be fun ;-)

Here are links to this plane and spare batteries:

Link to this Plane:

XK A430 2.4G 5CH 3D6G System Brushless RC Airplane Compatible Futaba RTF - Mode 2
https://www.banggood.com/XK-A430-2_4...47791920140372

Spare Batteries:

XK DHC-2 A600 RC Airplane Spare Parts 7.4V 300mAh 25C Li-po Battery
https://www.banggood.com/XK-DHC-2-A6...47791920140372

Turnigy nano-tech 300mAh 2S 35~70C Lipo
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=5382684821

Link to the Motor Upgrade Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbyYabReelU

Link to the Motor Upgrade Tutorial Photos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QySeWgj4QHM


See you in the Air!

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

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https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 23, 2019 @ 03:48 PM | 1,066 Views
Project - "Glue & Fly Series" Nano Backyard/Indoor Plane Status #1



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2Uc4sxtJyg

OK, I decided to take on this side project as I have wanted an Nano/Micro Backyard/Indoor Plane for quite some time and I wanted to be sure it could carry a Micro FPV System so I decided to try and design one myself ;-)

This is Ground Zero, my Prototype of what I envision for this Plane.
It's much smaller that I had in mind so I think some upward scaling will be in order ;-)
I have already build this Airfram 90% so I'm going to complete this build and perform the Maiden Launch as a learning process.
I stated "Maiden Launch" and not "Maiden Flight" because I do not expect this Prototype to actually fly or at least not fly well.
Stay tuned as I work my way to, hopefully, designing, building, and flying a well behaved Nano Backyard/Indoor Plane ;-)


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 20, 2019 @ 08:46 AM | 1,457 Views
Test - Results of Brushed & Brushless Motor & Prop Testing on 1S LIPO



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh-Esp8WFtA

Well, it is as I feared not as I had hoped.
The best candidate for a 1S LIPO setup is a Brushed Motor & Prop.
I have the Airframe Design approx. 75% complete.
Now that I have the power system picked out it's time to complete the Airframe.
Stay tuned for updates on this side project of mine to develop a nice flying Backyard/Indoor Nano Plane.

Here is a link to the Brushed Motor and Prop that won the thrust contest:

1.2mm Propeller and 1020 Coreless Motor Set for 90mm-150mm DIY Micro FPV RC Quadcopter Frame
https://www.banggood.com/1_2mm-Prope...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 18, 2019 @ 10:16 PM | 1,849 Views
DustOff #3 - Converted EPP 48cm Chuck Glider & Crash!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgCZpo8RLG4

Well, I went out with (3) aircraft in this flight session and the Converted Chuck Glider is the only one I flew because the wind was at 6-9mph when I started and 8-11mph by the time I finished.
I flew only the Chuck Glider because the EPP Foam is so durable as you will soon see and I have (2) more of these airframes ;-)
Let's get it into the Stiff Air!

Here is a link to the Chuck Glider Conversion Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OknBblSrwuqP2T


Here are links to all the components we used in this project:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

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

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm FPV Racing Drone Spare Part 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35c Lipo
https://www.banggood.com/EMAX-Babyha...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118

Turbowing 5.8G 48CH 25mw Transmitter 700TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle Wireless FPV Camera NTSC - Copper Antenna
https://www.banggood.com/5_8G-48CH-2...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 15, 2019 @ 09:11 AM | 1,637 Views
Glue & Fly Series - F-22 Mini V3(B) Status #8 - Are we there yet!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94A4vuX6Y3s

Well, both the Alpha and the Beta Airframes of this Parkjet have surpassed my expectations ;-)
I did not expect to have two Airframes during this Project that have exceptional performance and stability ;-)
I enjoy flying the Alpha and the Beta Airframes so much that I think the Alpha should have it's own version.
I am going to give the Alpha build the Version designation of the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2.5!
It looks like the Beta Build is going to be designated the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V3!
The Alpha Airframe is fast, agile, and oh so stable ;-)
You would never believe, after flying it, that it was the prototype for the V3 ;-)
As e3Scott has stated, and I concur, the changes that were made to the Airframe to create the Beta Airframe has much more performance over the Alpha Airframe it seems like a completely different Parkjet ;-)
As I have stated, the latest Airframes are only for Patrons of Ground Control RC.
I also stated that when our Channel reaches 1000 Subscribers I would release the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22 Mini V2 Plans to our Youtube Subscribers.
I also stated that I would release the previous Plans when new Plans were available to Patrons?
Yeah, I guess I tripped myself up on that one ;-)
So, as soon as the "Glue & Fly Series" F-22...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 13, 2019 @ 11:41 AM | 2,173 Views
Needful Things - Liquid Electrical Tape and Brushes



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZZh1CoZkAM

There are occasions where I need to use Electrical Tape in place of Heat Shrink.
One was recently while fabricating a LIPO Adapter with very short wires.
Heat Shrink just can't be used in that situation.
Also, it's great for coating Terminals on Circuit Board such as Power Distribution Boards and Flight Controllers.
The only problem is that the included brush is way to big.
So another Needful Thing is some Kids Paint Brushes.
I usually buy those in the 24-30 pack because they're much cheaper that way and I'll use them over time.

Here are some links to this Liquid Electrical Tape & Brushes:

Gardner Bender 07315001126 LTB-400 Liquid Electrical Tape
https://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Bende...gateway&sr=8-5

Gardner Bender Black Liquid Electrical Tape 4 oz.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gardner-...-400/100119178

Gardner Bender 1-in x 1-ft General-Duty Electrical Tape
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Gardner-Ben...l-Tape/3385480

Darice Kid’s Paint Brushes (24pc) – Assortment of 4 Colors
https://www.amazon.com/Darice-1181-7...%2C199&sr=8-19

Kids Paint Brushes - 30 Piece Set
https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Ho...ce-Set/p/28319


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 10, 2019 @ 01:07 PM | 1,866 Views
DustOff #5 - HK FW190 WarBird Kit - 5-8mph Crosswind! Yeah, let's do this ;-)



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZldvF9EuVw

Well, I certainly debated with myself whether or not to lauch this plane.
I's pretty draggy and has a large profile for the wind to push.
The wind was 5-8mph on the ground and felt like 10-15mph approx. 30 feet in the air.
Plus, the wind was 90 degrees to my runway ;-)
Oh well, let's see how it goes.

This Kit is discontinued but they still have the F6F Hellcat ;-)

Here is a link to the kit:

H-King F6F Hellcat - Glue-N-Go - Foamboard Kit
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/h-king-f...asc=8223421696

Here is a link to the Review of this plane:
Review - Hobby King Focke Wulf FW 190 Kit Plane (18 min 8 sec)


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

Here is a link to the Servos:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hxt900-m...asc=7800582208

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


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Mar 08, 2019 @ 07:56 AM | 1,709 Views
$4 Glider RC Conversion - Updated Plans & Templates!



Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSQsFa0sKs

In my last Episode on this Project I listed a couple of things I would change in the RC Conversion.
I have updated the Plans and Templates with those changes so it would make it easier for your to perform your RC Conversion with those changes.
You can download the Plans, Templates, & Decals in A4 and Letter format on our Patreon Site for Free!

Here is a link to our Patreon Site: https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
If you expand the list of Tags in the Left Margin of the Page, Scroll Down and Click "EPP Glider Conversion 1" it will take you right to the Post.

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

***Links to all the electronic components I used:

48cm Big Size Hand Launch Throwing Aircraft Airplane Glider DIY Inertial Foam EPP
https://www.banggood.com/48cm-Big-Si...47791920140372

DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor - 7000KV
https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1104-...47791920140372

2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...47791920140372

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

JJRC 7.4V 450MAH 35C Lipo Battery JST Plug For Emax Babyhawk FPV Racer
https://www.banggood.com/JJRC-7_4V-4...47791920140372

HobbyKing™ HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=5357157305

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=7727242802

WL Toys K989 1:28 Scale Rally Car - 7.4v 400mAh LiPo Battery K989-60
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/7-4v-400...&_asc=50105246

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118


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