Posted by teen.treadway | 09-26-2016 @ 09:49 PM | 1,114 Views
A couple photos from Butler Field
Posted by teen.treadway | 09-24-2016 @ 07:42 PM | 2,733 Views
I'm finally ready to maiden the Yak. After four years of staring at the airframe its finally done.



Posted by YarSmythe | 09-22-2016 @ 09:27 PM | 3,181 Views
Here's a quick video I made from the event. I have a bunch of photos on my Facebook page as well. Enjoy.

>> Click for Bomber Field / B-17 & Big Bird Fly-In Photos <<

Bomber Field USA - B-17 & Big Bird Fly-In 2016
(4 min 19 sec)
Posted by BernardoLicata | 09-14-2016 @ 06:46 AM | 4,800 Views
Ladies & Gentlemen,

We've been in Austin for the past month tending to our grandchildren while my daughter is undergoing a stem cell transplant at MDA in Houston. We took the kids to the local model airshow, I purchased a raffle ticket and won a new, in the box, RC Controller. I'm not a flyer and wish to sell the unit. The particulars are as follows, if any readers or your colleagues are interested.

Weatronic 2.4 Dual FHSS, BAT60 Transmitter w/22Controls
(Whatever that means)

It is in a beautiful carry case and has a set of instructions, and the final inspection checklist from the factory.

If there is interest, please contact me by phone at: 586-530-7100 or send an e-mail to : licatabernardo@gmail.com.

Thank you for your help. I'd like to sell this soon...could use the bucks to defray all the added expenses.

Posted by KWalker | 09-01-2016 @ 10:09 PM | 7,640 Views
This is my first gaser. A Great Planes 160 Ultimate Biplane. I have Hitec 645mg servos throughout. A DLE 55 pulls it through the sky with ease, and sounds awesome. I've had one mishap hovering it a 10 feet when I ran out of gas. It's fun and scary at the same time. Her's video of the 10th flight. I'm still trying to figure out all of the little nuances of this plane as it has a lot of them.
Great Planes 50cc Ultimate Biplane. - YouTube

Posted by Rusty0125 | 08-30-2016 @ 06:53 PM | 8,192 Views
What can our Pelion RC Team do for YOU?

Here at Pelion RC Our World Does Revolve Around YOU.

We will be happy do to whatever we can to help you enjoy your RC passion.

If you are thinking about buying an RC and need some help deciding what direction to take, then give us a call or send us an email and we will be happy to help.

If you have a child that wants to get into RC but you don’t know where to start we can help there also.

Want to Learn to Fly – Yes we can help!

Most RC shops are only focused about selling their brand. We try to work with all brands so we can focus on what is important – YOU the Customer.

Sell: Repair: Trade: Consignment: Buy: Modification: Customization

From Airplanes to Helicopters, Monster Trucks to Freaky Fast Cars, Quad Copters to Rock Crawlers and the list goes on. We are happy to help You.

Need some custom work? If you want a bomb bay on your airplane so you can drop Skittles on your neighbor’s cat, we can do that - Not Recommended though Cats don't want to taste the rainbow!

We understand with the busy life we live today that a lot of you just have enough time to enjoy your hobby but not enough to build, repair and tune. We are happy to help there to. From Kits to ARF’s, Ground or Air just let us know what we can do to help.

You can ship items to us for repair if needed, give us a call or email and we will set everything up.

We have repaired engines that were seized and some said would never run again.

We will also sell your stuff for you, even do repairs to it if needed to help it sell. Don't drop it off at a Hobby Shop that will toss it on the floor for everyone to bump, kick and break. Bring it to us and we will put every effort into selling it for you. When possible the repairs can be paid for when sold - can’t always do that but will when we can.

We have an artist to do customized body's, cowls or complete planes. Give her an idea of what you like and she will draft it for you and when done can be airbrushed or applied in the best possible manner.

"DONT TRASH THAT CRASH" is our Moto! No matter how angry you are at gravity or that curb your E-MAXX saw before you did let us salvage the remains if you don't want the plane, car or truck repaired. We may be able to use parts of it to help someone get into the hobby or make a repair that they otherwise could not afford to.

Want to clean out your garage of old R/C Stuff or find some in the attic or the barn then give us a call, we would love to get it.

We love RC! We fly and drive year around, there is nothing better than a nice warm LiPo to keep your hands warm on a nippy winter day!

If we don't know the answer we Will Find the answer!

If you get voicemail please leave a message, we get tons of calls from Telemarketers that have nothing better to do than get numbers off the internet and call. We want our time to go to what is important – YOU not them!

Posted by rpellicciotti | 08-30-2016 @ 01:50 PM | 8,198 Views
So back in March of 2016, I was invited to go to Red Flag, a first of its kind pattern contest for turbine powered models. Bill Cunningham was going to fly in this invitational event with his BVM Ultra Bandit and he asked me to assist/call for him. The old TOC team was back together! It was a lot of fun and I'll admit, I was bitten by the jet bug.

While there, I met Seba Silvestre, the owner of Sebart and fell in love with the Avanti S. I had to have one! Turns out that Seba had his Avanti that he flew last year in the US for sale and I bought it. I knew my flying skills were not up to it and I would need to get some practice in before applying for my waiver, I came up with a plan. I would build a mini Avanti, set up as near to the turbine one as possible and fly it on the same 10S setup that I use for my F3A airplane. After getting some flights on this electric jet, I would be ready for the turbine.

So, after waiting 4 months, my mini Avanti arrived. My flying buddy, Dennis Maras, ordered one also and we built them in parallel. I set mine up with JP Hobby 10S fan unit, Castle Creations Phoenix Edge 120A ESC, Castle Link telemetry unit, Spektrum AR9350 receiver with AS3X gyros and telemetry, and a Turnigy BEC. I had some Power Master 5S 5400maH batteries that I use in F3A. I also purchased some Gens Ace 5S 5000maH batteries that are 45C discharge rate.

Both airplanes turned out nice. The Sebart kits are excellent. Dennis' airplane has the same receiver and BEC but he is running a 6S setup. First flight for mine was 8/21/2016. I flew two flights that day. Dennis' first flight was 8/28/2016. He flew two flights. I also flew mine three flights that day.

The airplane flies very nice and I have been tweaking on the control throws and settings. Very pleased with it so far.
Posted by rpellicciotti | 08-30-2016 @ 11:08 AM | 8,225 Views
I built my first RC model plane when I was about 12. That was 48 years ago this year. It was a Midwest Esquire that my uncle gave me. It was originally designed to be rudder only but I modified it with a elevator and throttle control. I taught myself how to fly it. I flew it for several years and branched into other models like a Goldberg Senior Falcon.

I had the chance to learn to fly full scale so I pursued that (including competing in IAC Aerobatic competition) and just dabbled in models until the 1980's. I had started a family and the full scale flying had to be set aside. I decided to get back into models and particularly Pattern. I took a job in Tulsa, OK in 1988 and was lucky to meet Bill Cunningham, one of the top pattern flyers in the land. Bill was very helpful and encouraging to me. Bill was invited to fly in the prestigious Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas and he invited me to come along as his assistant and caller. I went with Bill to each of the TOC's that he participated in and had the pleasure of meeting Chris Lakin, Peter Goldsmith, Ivan Kristenson and other top fliers.

I moved back to Memphis in the early 90's and started back flying and building full scale airplanes. I have built several homebuilt airplanes over the years and now own and fly a Sequoia Falco F.8L.

A couple of years ago, a friend of mine at work, Dennis Maras approached me about flying models. I bought a ParkZone P51 and a spektrum radio. It was my first introduction to electric airplanes and I really liked it. I quickly moved up to a 3D Hobby Shop Vyper (65"). Now, I have just this week put a maiden flight on a Sebart mini Avanti EDF jet.
Posted by pittsartist | 08-30-2016 @ 09:33 AM | 8,240 Views
There's a password on this one "f3a"


Here's a little challenge for you - can you tell where the R/C field is at all times during the aero's sequence ?
Posted by Jim.Thompson | 08-28-2016 @ 05:24 PM | 8,435 Views
This is my latest project build. Full build thread over on rcgroups here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2523079

The size in the title is misleading. The plane is now 3.9mtr span.
I'm a glider flyer mainly and we needed another tug plane where I fly, so I built this one. I am currently looking for another engine for this model.
A couple of pictures attached.
Posted by Ethan Ater | 08-27-2016 @ 09:58 PM | 8,506 Views
TwistedHobbys does it yet again with their Crack Fokker! man this thing is amazing! It flies so smooth and slow and is a 3D machine when you want it to be! Also very fun to fly around nice and slow with the flaps down. I also added mixing in the flaps and elevator for some CRAZY fast loops! I am running the Crack Series DMG combo with a 3s 800mah battery which gives me 6 solid minutes of hard 3d. I can go on forever about how good this plane is... Well done Twistedhobbys! the Link to the Fokker and optional power combos are below:

TwistedHobbys Crack Fokker: https://twistedhobbys.com/th-35-epp-...dr-1-triplane/

Crack Series DMG combo: https://twistedhobbys.com/power-comb...ck-series-dmg/

TMW/TWS Series combo: https://twistedhobbys.com/power-comb...mw-tws-series/

Music: Purple-planet.com

TwistedHobbys Crack Fokker Dr-1 - YouTube

Posted by rcfly | 08-25-2016 @ 02:38 PM | 9,094 Views
The ground is my teacher. The ground is my judge. The ground is unforgiving. The ground is all that matters.
Posted by Dewald Baker | 08-23-2016 @ 03:34 AM | 10,602 Views
Hi all

I am looking for more composite aerobatic aircraft manufacturers other than composite and and krill who else is around please help
Posted by ifr182 | 08-22-2016 @ 11:00 PM | 11,328 Views
Hi Guys... I'm new to FG so please excuse this post if it's already old news... I have an Aeroworks Extra 260 Freestyle (30CC) with no Cowl and it's been 9 months since I contacted them to get a replacement. Is this typical for Aeroworks??? I would be grateful if someone could tell me where to get one. Hell... I'm almost considering making one.

Posted by excelon | 08-20-2016 @ 07:15 AM | 12,367 Views
Posted by dhegge | 08-20-2016 @ 12:16 AM | 12,322 Views

Does anyone have or know where I might buy a full set of plans for a Pica 1/6 scale Spitfire (Kit RC-1).


Posted by barb | 08-19-2016 @ 06:16 AM | 12,432 Views
Posted by Philip Jr | 08-19-2016 @ 03:16 AM | 12,424 Views
Hey ,guys ,look at here ! show you something amazing! .

Name:8.5V25kg-cm Digital Servo;
Size :A:40.2mm B:20.1mm C:38.8mm D:48.0mm E:10mm; Weight:56g ±0.2(1.46oz);
Gear type:Titanium Gear;
Speed:0.16sec/60º at (7.4V)
0.14sec/60º at (8.5V)
Torque347.2 oz-in)25kg.cm.at(7.4V)
(291.7 oz-in)21kg.cm.at(8.6V)
Digital servos features: Support high voltage;Waterproof; Plastic case, resist heat and corrosion; Aluminium middle hull, easy to eliminate heat;Adopt high quality coreless motor.