Archive for 'Planes' Category
Going by the name of the Turnigy "Be Found" device, I get the impression it supposed to help you find your model if in the event of a mishap, it goes down somewhere hard to find. I've got a number of issues with this which I'll outline below. But then take a look at the [...]
Installing servos and getting the arms in the right position can be a pain if you haven't got around to setting up and connecting your transmitter yet. A servo tester like this one http://bit.ly/xUeoyB means you can find the centrepoint and test the throws all without the Tx. In the photos and videos below I've got [...]
Setting up the Seagull Decathlon radio gear showed the twin elevator servos wouldn't centre when the sticks were released. Swapping out the HobbyKing OrangeRx Futaba FASST Compatible 8Ch 2.4Ghz Receiver for a genuine Futaba receiver showed that the problem wasn't with the servos as the genuine Futaba Rx worked fine. By default the HobbyKing FASST [...]
So far I’ve built the rcpowers.com extra 300 foamy and added a HK401B gryo and I still haven’t flown it. Maybe I should add some lights just for good luck
I haven’t even flown version 2 of the rcpowers.com extra 300 foamy but what better plane to try out the hobbyking 401B Gyro on. I had problems getting it to work with the Fly-Dream 2.4Ghz receiver so I swapped over to a JR 36MHz synthesized Rx and it worked a treat.
The eHawk is about ready to maiden. Inside the fuse I have a JR RS70 receiver velcroed to the side of the fuse, a HobbyKing 15-18A ESC to the other side and a Turnigy 1200mAh 3S Lipo in the middle with velcro on the bottom. I haven’t checked the CG yet but it looks like [...]
Version 2 of the Rcpowers.com extra 300 is coming together. This time I’m using 6mm depron as opposed to the 5mm foamcore artboard that I used to build the first one. Turns out the cardboard skin on either side of the foam is just too heavy.
Ok so I’ve skipped a few steps but I want to try out the wordpress app on the iPhone for some more real time blog updates. So here’s the Ehawk just waiting for the hobbyking futaba 2.4 ghz compatible receiver. Backorders are due to be filled October 15. Soon after this bird can fly.
From the manual. “2. Locate the torque rod connector then thread the connector on the aileron torque rod.” A pretty basic step, just make sure to screw the connectors on each rod to an even depth to ensure equal movement of the aileron servos.
“1. Remove aileron then center all CA hinges in place. Apply tiny epoxy in the torque rod hole then install the aileron. Secure all hinges with thin CA glue. After cures, make sure aileron moves freely.” The aileron sticks a bit on the torque rod. Patient jiggling will eventually see it loose. Sometimes pushing the [...]