electric aircraft

  1. C

    Does anyone think a Yak-54 would be possible?

    My uncle flew one of these in an airshow performance called the twin tigers. He passed away in 2020 in a plane crah and i want to pay respects to him and his legacy before i follow in his footsteps in a real plane. I know the round fuselage would be difficult for certain reas but I believe it...
  2. M

    Carl Goldberg Freedom 20 Electric Conversion Help

    Hi all! I've been working on building an old Freedom 20 kit and replacing the power system with electric. I've pretty much finished the build at this point, but forgot one crucial detail: battery retention. This being my first non ARF or BNF fixed wing, I completely neglected to think about how...
  3. Bo123

    My Flying Log

    I Wanted somewhere to log my flying and flight time, and so I though I would share it with you guys. I have done quite a but of flying in the past, so I am not going to log all of that. Will update when I fly next I guess??? Hobbyking Piper J-3 Swiss Cub 1400mm: 08/05/22: Flew for about 8...
  4. cdfigueredo

    Help! Smoke Generator(Powder) for RC electric planes

    ¡Hola a todos! Hace un tiempo vi por casualidad este vídeo en internet y me llamó la atención porque llevaba mucho tiempo buscando hacer algo similar. El prototipo de vídeo funciona bastante bien pero tiene mucho margen de mejora. La salida de polvo no está controlada por radio La entrada de...
  5. YLogvin

    Testing Electric Propulsion Unit For a Light Airplane

    Hello everyone, new here. I want to share the results of our testing of a prototype electric propulsion unit for light aviation with a power of 80-100 hp. Our tests showed that the 190 kg thrust that we get from our electric setup is enough for the aircraft takeoff and ascent. 🔥🔥✈️✈️✈️🔥🔥 Since...
  6. gourabjit singha

    battery connections

    Hi. Can anyone help me with, what might happens if I connect 2 2200mah 25c 2s lipos to each other in parallel and in series.Will the mah & C rating change?.Can it be called a 4s battery setup? Thank you.
  7. Q

    Sport Cub S Connection Issues Not Covered By Manual

    I have owned a Sport Cub S for about 2 years now, but it has not seen a lot of flying. I went to open it to fix a prop shaft that I had bent, and in opening it, I discovered a thin, red cable that only had one connection point. Is this the antenna for controller binding? Also, whenever I try to...
  8. ergomir

    C-27J Spartan _ Scratchbuild

    Hi guys/gals: I want to show you this plane i made from Scratch, a C-27J Spartan, i hope you like it and find the step by step interesting. Here is the first flight: But before i get to that, this was the process: The plane was made with a full cargo deck free of any obstacle in mind, so...
  9. cloudseeder

    Winter is coming. Need a snow-worthy plane. Recommends?

    I’ve taken my starter, E-flite UMX Radian through its paces. I want a plane with ailerons, and at least notably larger as well. Thing is, snow is coming soon and I need to pick a plane that can land (also, preferably takeoff - not hand toss) on snow.... obviously, the I’d pack the snow runway...
  10. Scooter The White Rabbit

    Help! 4 motor power?

    Okay, with the Guinea Pig you use a Y-power harness from the batteries to the ESC's. Build a C-130 that size, but it has 4 motors, thus four ESC's. So, 3 Y-power harnesses? Can it be that simple? Now, how do you get longer times in the air, and... well... a touch more oomph from the motors...
  11. W

    10,000 ft arial UAV deployment

    Hi I'm designing a co-axial rotor UAV that's going to need to start flying from a free fall at 10,000 feet, fly back to where it was launched and land. I was considering using Arduplane because it uses four servos to control attitude. Is there a better flight controller should use?
  12. A

    Beginner 3D Robust Plane?

    Hey guys, I already have some experience with flying 3D planes but I am still a beginner. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good aerobatic but strong electric beginner 3D plane? I heard that the best beginner 3D planes are the EPP 3D planes because of their strength. I want something...
  13. Epic fly guy

    Anyone been using skis???

    Post pictures of your plane and its crafty, clever and awesome ski designs or just you plane on skis
  14. RedTwenty

    Red20RC - New Australian website for building, flying and crashing!

    G'day :D I couldn't think of anywhere else in the forum to put this so I put it here (as it is sort of a service - albeit a free one). We've just launched a new website for building, flying and crashing FT style models and other electrics and gliders. We're interested in sharing stories, wins...
  15. James

    RCexplorer custom made FPV Tricopter

    Here is my Tricopter based on the famous David Windestål AKA RC Explorer design. This build has been constructed with care and attention to detail. It is very stable and agile. The Tricopter folds up for easy storage/transport and helps to reduce damage in the event of a crash by absorbing...
  16. Ashveratu

    NEAT, Northeast Electric Aircraft Technology Fair in New York

    Hello, first time posting here. I have recently become interested in RC flight, found FliteTest and have been watching their youtube videos non-stop. I did a search on the forum and could not turn up anything about the NEAT fair which will take place next month. I am guessing not many people are...