Posted by zyhobby | 12-22-2014 @ 07:11 AM | 7,502 Views
Long time no see, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Posted by KoleDeRacer | 12-18-2014 @ 07:26 PM | 12,801 Views
New! Aeroplus RC iDEAL Tank
In stock now! Available in 500ml and 1000ml sizes
Includes two Velcro straps and one sticky Velcro strip.
-High Quality plastic.
-Easy assemble and disassemble
- Heavy clunk

Posted by martyc123 | 12-17-2014 @ 02:19 PM | 7,449 Views
what carb should I use for a avio mac 70cc twin engine as mine is missing
Posted by Vapor Trails | 12-16-2014 @ 10:48 AM | 12,920 Views
I finally got my workshop where I want it and am looking towards 2015 builds.

I have a 250 racing quad on the way, and a TopSky MantaRay on the bench to be built. As soon as it is off the boat and I can get my hands on one, I intend to build a 74" EF Edge EXP this year as well.

What is on your bench?
Posted by bvaught | 12-15-2014 @ 01:34 PM | 7,125 Views
Hello Pilots
Merry Christmas to Everyone!
The Top Gun 2014 story and photographs are in the January 2015 RC Model World Magazine.
Available online at link below after 12/18/14.
Thank you
Posted by Jim T. Graham | 12-15-2014 @ 10:16 AM | 38,024 Views
Each year I host NashBro, the world's largest profile plane event, in Leipersfork, TN. We have been flying in the pasture each year in September for the last 12 years. This year I decided it was time to have a float in the annual Christmas parade. My daughter and her teeny bopper girlfriends liked the idea of sitting on the parade boot of my 1976 El Dorado and throwing candy at people. I used suction cups to mount a Lamyak (from WrongWay RC) on the hood. We decorated the car, gave the kids bags of candy and off we went!!
Posted by zippi | 12-14-2014 @ 10:17 AM | 9,801 Views
My first Giant Scale electric setup running 12S, 2 5000mAh 6S Glacier lipos, Xoar 24X10 prop, Castle Creations HV 160 ESC/fan.
Posted by naldin | 12-08-2014 @ 10:51 AM | 10,359 Views
FPV - Chase

FPV Chase (6 min 23 sec)

Posted by Brad rollins | 12-04-2014 @ 01:11 AM | 9,633 Views
Hello fellow builders, I'm usually a BUSA builder, but I've always dreamt about building a ziroli. I finally gave in and I'm about to receive a set of Ziroli Stuka prints. I am super stoked. New I have to decide which variation to go with. Leaning toward the "G" version. Always liked the tank buster.
As I said earlier, lots of 1/4 BUSA experience, and very limited experience sheeting with wood. Nervous.
Will take all the advise that is offered and I'm gonna have lots of questions.

Thanks in advance.
Posted by Jim T. Graham | 11-30-2014 @ 03:02 PM | 41,141 Views
The Caddy is ready for Santa!

Posted by pittsartist | 11-29-2014 @ 02:07 PM | 11,052 Views
Weather rubbish here for weeks - so been doing a little editing with this summers footage.

Cloud Dancing on the "Bullet Train" (4 min 14 sec)

Hope you like it !
Posted by KoleDeRacer | 11-24-2014 @ 04:22 PM | 14,759 Views
This weekend only!
From Friday at midnight until Sunday at midnight.

Details will be announced Thursday afternoon!

Posted by Vapor Trails | 11-22-2014 @ 01:14 AM | 15,829 Views
Posted by treetop | 11-21-2014 @ 08:55 PM | 10,528 Views
just found this group in my a.m.a. mag. seen giant scale and my heart started racing. been out of the hobby for 25 years and I cant believe the changes that have been made. Built a spacewalker and completely got hooked again.
Posted by Jim T. Graham | 11-21-2014 @ 02:29 PM | 41,641 Views
Our ad this month in MA. (Photo attached to use as an image ref)
Posted by Carlton | 11-18-2014 @ 09:42 PM | 13,566 Views
OK guys here is my problem, im flying a 37.5 pilot rc yak 54, Im running a Da 170 with cans, plane seems to fly ok but i notice that i have to carry 3 clicks of up elev to maintain level flight now when i flip to inverted the plane wants to climb under power is this a thrust issue ?
Posted by jetjockey69 | 11-18-2014 @ 02:19 AM | 11,347 Views
I live in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and in my day job I fly a new EMB-550 (Legacy 500) business jet. I also fly part time in a Gulfstream G-III and a Challenger 604. Slowly getting back into flying RC models for fun. For those who don't know me at all, you can learn more about me over on the RC Groups website. My profile there is "keithskye". You can look me up there and check out my trader rating and feedback. You can see it here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/itrader.php?u=34186

Aside from anything and everything that has to do with Aviation, I am also big into American Muscle Cars, sailing, boating, jet-skiing, working out and martial arts. My wife and I enjoy shooting and own a decent collection of pistols and rifles and go shooting when we can. I also have a collection of swords and other edged weapons and enjoy learning as much as possible about them, including how best to use them! LOL! There just isn't enough time to do all the things I have an active interest in, so I tend to go through phases where I focus on just one or two things until I get the itch to do something different or change up my routine.
Posted by gabe221 | 11-17-2014 @ 12:52 AM | 11,040 Views
Hi all I'm new here, old at RCG. I haven't figured out how to post pic's here yet, as this site is alittle different from the RCG site.

OK, I got it figured out how to get a pic up.

Here's what I got: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=494922 maybe it'll show up.

Below is a pic of the 2 planes I pilot. Both are Air Tractor 802. The small one is a Esprit Model kit.
Posted by mrcooi00 | 11-14-2014 @ 12:43 PM | 13,339 Views
I wanted to write a short review on the Flight-Model 78" T-6A Texan II 30cc ARF.

Overall Conclusion – The plane is a fantastic flyer and lands at crawl speed.
If you are willing to spend extra time to make small build modifications to overcome some of the design short comings in the model, then the plane will reward you in flight.

Model Setup Info:
• It’s designed for a DLE-30. I used a MLD-35 since that is what I had in my inventory.
• Spektrum A6150 HV servos on all surfaces
• Fromco ignition and receiver packs
• Hitech HS-85MG for Throttle and Choke
• Dry weight is about 14lbs
• Flaps are setup at 15% with no elevator and aileron mixing for landing
• CG is set at spar
• Retracts used are electric retracts from Flight Model (air retracts are an option as well)
• Model purchased at www.jb-hobbies.com
• 16x10 Biela 3-bladed carbon fiber prop
• 3.25” spinner
• Ultracote covering and the covering job is very good

Build Issues to Overcome:
• The nose gear landing block for electric retracts were too narrow and to low. You will need to modify the block to ensure the retract will sit flush with the fuselage. If you don’t modify, the attitude of the plane will not be level when the plane is taxing.
• The instructions don’t tell you which direction to mount the nose strut onto the retract. The strut should be mounted with the curve pointing to the tail of the fuselage. If you don’t mount it correctly, it will put stress on the strut when taxing and the wheel will stick out more when the gear is retracted.
• The strut pin included for the nose gear is too short. As a result, the nose gear can fall if you are having aggressive landings. I solved the issue be getting a clevis pin that I used on my trailer and grinding down the diameter to fit the retract and strut. Please see pictures for pin comparison. I also put a 4-40 through bolt to attach the strut to the pin.
• You will need to remove the stock strut pin installed in the retracts and replace it with what I recommended above or use the bras strut pin. The instructions to remove the stock pin does not exists. The key is to remove the retract plate and access the three sets screws located on either side and back of strut mounting post in retract (see pictures for more details).
• Please use Loctite for all sets screws on struts and retracts, else the strut will fall off (it happened once to me on taxing).
• The model tends to vibrate more than others, so I ended up glassing the firewall and motor box for extra support.
• The elevator horn mount location is not clearly marked, so please use your finger to feel both sides of the elevator to find the correct mounting location. If you don’t do this, you can end up mounting the elevator upside down.
• It is recommended that the pins on the wings at the root tip needs to be CAed since one of my pins just collapsed. See attached picture for details (you can see the pin collapsed into the root rib)
• The rudder arm that mounts on to the rudder rod is not a good design since the arm tends to get lose even after grinding down a flat spot on the rod and using a better set screw. I ended up having to solder on an arm and using a carbon control rod over a pull-pull design.
• The landing gear blocks for the main gear came off since the manufacturer did a poor job in gluing down the blocks. I needed up epoxying the blocks and glassing over the blocks to tie the block down to the ribs in the wings.
• The canopy dowels appears to be weak, so I ended up adding one extra dowel as security.
• Just like any ARF, the instructions are very bad. I just threw them out and figured things on my own.

As I stated at the beginning, the plane is an awesome flyer, so take the time when you build her up. She will reward you over and over again.
Posted by Rene | 11-12-2014 @ 08:48 PM | 10,883 Views
looking for the CG for a Quaker 84 inch built from plans. Plans do not show CG location. Top and bottom spars are not spaced the same. Thanks. RAM