Posted by Matt Gunn | 01-29-2015 @ 11:37 PM | 338 Views
Want to win a fitted FlyingGiants ball cap? Enter the Photo of the Month Contest. We run one every month and pick a single winner. Right now, January's entries are a little lean, so your chances are pretty darn good to win.


Posted by Matt Gunn | 01-29-2015 @ 11:10 PM | 281 Views
One of my favorite aspects of this hobby (besides flying) is creating videos of airplanes along with the people piloting them. I love editing a video to music, and each one I create I try to do better the next time: better camera angles, better content, and better in front of the camera... that's the hardest part!

Here's my eFest wrap up video:

Posted by wylieruneyjr | 01-29-2015 @ 12:10 AM | 385 Views
Changed career 5 Years Ago, and never looked back. Been in aviation past 5 years. Currently building the Dreamliner 787 for Boeing.

Its an awesome job, that is very rewarding.

Rutting Buck
Posted by Acerair | 01-24-2015 @ 02:48 PM | 1,401 Views
Replacing an older single satellite receiver with a Powersafe unit. Can I use my heavy duty switches with this unit or do I need the switch that came with the new unit?
Posted by rlock30 | 01-20-2015 @ 11:08 PM | 2,165 Views
I am wondering if anyone out there knows what the header drop measurement is for the 107'' Pilot Rc Yak 54, I am installing the EME 120cc with canisters. I have searched every which possible way on the internet to try and find some kind of measurement but I have had no success, I have a ruff guess what the measurement is but not an exact.

I am new to the 100ccer's and exhaust setups like this, any kind of help or guidance would be much appreciated...
Posted by rolling circle | 01-20-2015 @ 09:09 PM | 2,063 Views
Plane is The Clik from Twisted Hobbys and RC Factory

Here is the warm up flight and the Demo. This past weekend I had the opportunity to fly a demonstration for a nice sized crowd of a couple hundred people at The National Building Museum in Washington DC. The room is spectacular. Just amazing. I hope to go back in March for another event. The building was built in 1887. Really cool. Flying the Clik here of course. Very glad to have had this opportunity so thanks Dad, Randy, Paul and Glen for making it happen

Posted by zippi | 01-18-2015 @ 08:21 AM | 2,707 Views
This was my H9 SR22T 30cc Cirrus running a DLE 35RA. It was spinning a Biela 17X10 (3) blade prop. Nice flying plane but the fiberglass fuse just would not stand up to the vibration of a gasser. There were a lot of mods in various threads about fixing the issues but I decided to part with it.
Posted by zippi | 01-18-2015 @ 08:09 AM | 2,794 Views
Powered by an EME 60cc Swinging a Xoar 24X8 prop.
Posted by AussieFlyer | 01-14-2015 @ 10:29 PM | 3,357 Views
Found a cockpit kit for this on Dynamic Balsa, along with choice of three pilots on WarBirdPilots, thanks to Brian at Dynamic Balsa.
  1. WWII British RAF RC Pilot Figure
  2. WWII American USAAF RC Pilot Figure
  3. WWII US Navy Pacific RC Pilot Figure
Choice will be determined when I get enough details to decide on a livery scheme.
Would like to either D-Day or Pacific Theater, but would also like to be a bit different and not do another replicate of 'Glacier Girl', 'Putt Putt Maru' etc.
Posted by AussieFlyer | 01-13-2015 @ 10:07 PM | 3,614 Views
Hi all.

Just posted my first build thread P-38 (Ziroli 114) so its onto my associated blog.

Gathering major components for the moment while I wait completion of my new workshop.

Still looking for information on
  1. Making a set of Fowler flap rails for the beast
  2. D-Day livery details
  3. Hiding all the control linkages ( I want a really clean looking model )
  4. Fitting my CJM electric retract nose gear.
If anyone has some guidelines, please let me know.

The only restored P-38 I have any form of access to is a non-flying 'H' variant in Adelaide, South Australia. Not sure if they would like me crawling all over it to get details of panels and decals etc.
Posted by valkyrierc | 01-09-2015 @ 02:35 PM | 4,912 Views
This is a aero works extra 300 from when they had kits not ARFs was brought to me for a new look. 120" wing
Posted by HornDogg | 01-09-2015 @ 01:12 PM | 4,906 Views
I will fly anything that moves if given the chance! But I was curious.. Seen a few RC heli guys around here but anyone flying Giant Scale Helis here? Turbine powered? Would love to network on some things. I have a "bucket list" project that will take years. But I would love to approach it with knowledge versus ambition!
Posted by gizmo | 01-08-2015 @ 03:35 PM | 4,828 Views
Anyone using these servo's?? Reasonable price and specs aren't bad especially for smaller planes. Just wondering what you guys think of them if you are using them These are the ones I was looking at.. Let me know..

KingMax KM5515MD Digital Metal Gear Standard Servo

Model KM5515MD
Condition New
  • Voltage: 4.8-6.0V
  • Max Stall Torque: 228.49 oz/in @ 6V
  • High quality brushed motor
  • Precision cu-titanium gears
  • Dual ball bearings
  • Compatible with Futaba servo arms

Posted by jm_mac | 01-07-2015 @ 10:52 PM | 5,657 Views
Yep another fan boy of DA. Sorry. You know (in the RC industry) alot of companies say this and say that. Sent my 170 in for a check up and had no idea it needed so much work...Wrist pins, piston, bearings, choke shaft and of course all new gaskets... Charged for parts only. The shipping was as much as the parts!!!! All I have to say is that DA engines, design, quality and service has always set the standard. What amazes me the most, with all of the "JUNK" out there, DA is rock steady. Thanks DA.
Posted by AceWingCarrier | 01-06-2015 @ 02:20 AM | 5,021 Views
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Posted by Carlton | 01-04-2015 @ 09:14 PM | 5,721 Views
Just seeing if this is normal, I'm flying a 37.5 pilot rc yak 54. I'm running a da 170 with cans, plane fly great, but when the motor is at idle, the vibration seem strong, everything is tight. Is this normal ? My da 100 on the extra 260 don't put out that kind of vibration. Thanks guys
Posted by supatimhanstine | 01-03-2015 @ 10:12 PM | 5,941 Views
Sunset comes around 4:30 here in the Pacific NW lately and with that said, I've decided I want my flying time back after work! Only way that was going to happen was with the best lights on the market, thanks Aurora RC! I've been using them on 50-100cc planes for the last 3 years and couldn't be more pleased with their results!!

Just a quick video of the first flight on the 3DHS 108" Extra with lights from Aurora RC on New Year's Eve 2014!

Temps were low 30's and the plane, camera, and crew were all iced over before we even started...

Posted by HornDogg | 01-03-2015 @ 12:26 PM | 6,238 Views
I'm pretty new here but a few may know me from other sites as well as what I do. But I LOVE flying. Live for it and breathe it! It was over 13 years from the first time I tried it until I finally actually learned to fly and have been doing it for over 6 years now. Helis challenged me to learn and be better but I fly it all. Planes, Helis, multirotors... giant scale, performance and 3D. Doesn't matter. Which leads me to my question.

Roughly over 20 years from where I started to where I am now. How much farther could I have been as a pilot if it was a SOLID 20 years of flying? How much more would I know? What if someone that had that level of experience had been available to help me be a better pilot? Giant scale itself is a fairly unique niche given the expense and size but it wasn't too long ago RC flight in general was the same. Not many could get as invested as we are today. So when we come across new pilots or people that have a potential interest in flying, do we offer assistance? Make recommendations? Teach them the proper inspections for their aircraft or buddy box them until they are proficient? I enjoy working with kids. And the reactions and excitement they show when they finally master a concept or "get it right". What better way to create a generation of safe, responsible pilots that can teach their peers? Are we making ourselves available to new/ budding pilots or are we isolating ourselves as exclusive instead of inclusive? Which one helps the hobby long term?

Just food for thought for the new flying year. Hopefully I will get to meet many of you at a few events this year! Have fun and help somebody else enjoy this hobby we love so much! -HD
Posted by biplane32 | 01-02-2015 @ 08:54 PM | 6,062 Views
I am in desperate need of a wing drawing for this plane Section B-B especially .
Im trying to finish this plane for my brother who is very sick and would like to boost his spirits .
Thanks Mike
Posted by biplane32 | 01-02-2015 @ 08:46 PM | 5,931 Views
I am in desperate need of a wing drawing for this plane Section B-B especially .
Im trying to finish this plane for my brother who is very sick and would like to boost his spirits .
Thanks Mike