Custom multi rotor build web site.

If you have ever been to a multi rotor race (some times called a heat) there is a vast array of custom built racing drones all with there own selection of components. The top competitors and YouTube freestyle stars like Skitzo and Mr Steel are almost fully custom builds and not turn key “consumer grade” machines

Usually pilots are in full competition mode and deciphering what makes up a given machine can be a challenge.

I found the Rotor Builds web site on the rotor riot Facebook page.

https://rotorbuilds.com/builds

On this web site multiple custom multi rotor builds are listed all with component list and links where you can buy the components.

While my old trusty and still flying ZMR 250 is still flying it’s 2014 technology. Like “dog years” this is down right medieval level.

I found the rotor builds web site to be quite informative

2019 Black Friday / Cyber Monday Gift Guide

DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill Combo Kit

 

  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN: Lightweight tools designed to fit the user’s needs
  • INCREASED VISIBILITY: The DCF885 features a built in LED with 20 second delay after trigger release
  • INCLUDES: (1) DCD771 Drill/Driver, (1) DCF885 1/4 inches Impact Driver, (2) 20V MAX Lithium Ion 1.3 Ah Battery Packs, 20 Volt MAX charger, and (1) Kit Bag
  • ONE HANDED BIT LOADING: THE DCF885 has a 1/4 inches hex chuck and accepts 1 inches bit tips, Power Tool Type:Cordless
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE MOTOR: The DCD771 delivers 300 unit watts out (UWO) of power ability completing a wide range of applications

 

Bushnell PowerView 20×50 Super High-Powered Surveillance Binoculars

  • Made of the highest quality materials
  • Cameras & Photo Binoculars
  • Another quality Bushnell product
  • Porro-prism binocular with 20x magnification and 50mm objective diameter
  • Multicoated optics guarantee superior light transmission and brightness
  • Patented 1-touch Insta focus system holds your subject in sharp focus
  • Nonslip rubber armor absorbs shock; 45-foot close focusing distance

 

EMAX Tinyhawk S 1-2s Brushless Micro Indoor Racing Drone Whoop 75mm BNF FRSKY Ready to Fly FPV

 

  • Bind & Fly to FrSky TX
  • Tinyhawk 1-2s capable.
  • 55+MPH top speed
  • Includes 1 x 1s and 1 x 2s battery
  • Bigger motors than Tinyhawk Original plus it includes 4 blade propellers for Turtle Mode
  • Includes 1s and 2s battery charger

 

Rosie The Riveter We Can Do It Retro Vintage Style Metal Tin Sign 12″ x 8″

  • A VERY Retro/Vintage Tin Sign Poster Of Rosie The Rivete We Can Do It
  • A Wonderful Wall Sign Poster to add to your House, Office, Room ,home bar,coffee Shop, Man Cave Or Garage.
  • Dimensions: 12″ x 8″ / 20 x 30 cm
  • Material: Tin / Metal
  • Easy To Hang Art: This Lightweight Metal Tin Sign Comes With 4 Pre-Drilled 4 Holes For easy hanging

 

DJI Spark with Remote Control Combo (White)

  • DJI spark remote control Combo includes remote controller and standard spark accessory Kit (see details below)
  • 2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera 12MP Still Photos/ 1080P/30 Video gesture and Tap Fly control
  • Flight autonomy with obstacle detection subject tracking from various angles GPS- & vision position-based navigation
  • Top speed of 31 mph in sport mode up to 16 minutes flying time
  • Up to 1. 2 mile control range control, edit, share with DJI go app

 

Pilot 6 Pack! Metal Tin Sign 8″x12″

  • Perfect decoration for your hangar or man cave

 

SR71 5 Panel Canvas

  • 280gsm Polyester Canvas/Solid Pine Wood Frame 2.5cm Thickness
  • Large Size:60x32inch (12″x20″x2+12″x28″x2+12″x32″x1) Stretched Canvas Ready to Hang
  • HD Photo Prints on Quality Canvas, long lasting durability coating (Eco-solvent Ink), this Canvas Prints is water-proof, moisture-proof and UV-resistant
  • Gallery wrap – stretched tightly over the stretcher bars (1 inch thick) to maintain a flat, unaltered image. Strong hooks already mounted on each panel, hanging accessory kit included
  • Perfect contemporary art print on canvas for bedroom,living room,kitchen,office,Hotel, dining room,office,bathroom,bar etc.It will be a unique wall decorations to decorate your space. Ideal Gifts
  • We offer a 30-day refund policy. Please note due to different brand of monitors, actual wall art colors may have slightly different from the display image. Any questions, please feel free to contact us

 

 

3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth technology

  • NRR of 24 dB (Noise Reduction Rating)
  • BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY lets you seamlessly stream entertainment from your mobile phone and any other Bluetooth enabled device
  • HIGH FIDELITY SPEAKERS provide premium sound quality
  • INTEGRATED MICROPHONE lets you make and take phone calls without removing the hearing protection
  • CORD AND ANTENNA FREE design lets you move easily on the job

 

JSP ARC TIG Welding Tungsten Electrodes 2% Lanthanated Assorted Size 4) .040″ + 3) 1/16″ + 3) 3/32″ (Blue, WL20)

  • Premium Ten (10) pack of assorted sizes, WL20 2% Lanthanated TIG welding electrodes
  • Electrode size .040″Ø (ref 1.00mm) 4 Count 1/16″Ø (ref 1.58mm) 3 count & 3/32″Ø (ref 2.38mm) 3 count, all 6.89″ (175mm) long
  • Great for Inverter welders (AC & DC), use on Steel, Stainless & Aluminum
  • ANSI / AWS A5.12M98 ISO 6848
  • Great starter pack for new welders

 

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Aerolite 103 – Aircraft of the month

After going to major airshows like Oshkosh & Sun N Fun since the early 90’s the one ultralight that really stood out to me as a “solid aircraft” is the Aerolite 103. The design is extremely clean with only the bare basics needed for flight.

Brand new fully complete fly away cost are $20 – 25K (circa 2019)

Kits minus engine start at under $14K (circa 2019)

The web site for the 103 is:

https://www.uflyit.com/aerolite_103_specifications.htm

The main distributor is located in DeLand Florida @ KDED

Engine options range from 30 HP Kawasaki’s to 50 HP Hirth’s

at one point Hobby King produced an electric powered RC model of the aerolite 103 cleverly called the aerosport 103.

Model aviation magazine did a write up in 2015:

https://www.modelairplanenews.com/hobbyking-aerosport-103-gpep-scale-ultralight-balsa-2390mm-arf/

You may be able to find one on eBay. With the open frame structure this would be tricky to scratch build as an RC aircraft

 

Refining Heat-Shrink Covering Techniques – Model Aviation Article.

Found a great Model Aircraft covering article in AMA’s model aviation magazine that may give the old school balsa builder some pointers.

http://www.modelaviationdigital.com/modelaviation/october_2019/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1520545#articleId1520545

This should get you directly to the article. Content & photo from the AMA.

 

Looking for a new covering iron? Check out this model from Hangar 9 #ad

Film Covering is still my favorite way to finish an RC plane. learning the craft is the quickest, lightest and most durable method I have seen. Some of my handy work from back in the day:

 

Don’t forget a covering iron is only half of the effort, the other end is the heat gun work, check out this model also from Hangar 9 #ad

 

 

 

 

 

J-1B Don Quixote – Aircraft of the Month

The J-1B was one of those home built planes growing up that seemed to be very realistic to build. I’ve always been a fan of this plane, I think more RC models exist of this plane then the real thing.

The design was from the early 70’s & Poland

The simple but classic lines of this airplane still look good to me today.

The Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janowski_Don_Kichot

& an interesting web pages full of pictures

https://www.gonzoaviation.com/clanok/prvy-aeroplan-mariana-barusa-j-1b-om-txb

http://www.angelfire.com/ks2/janowski/

In the mid 90’s I got a Plan for a RC 52″ span electric version from RCM, they went belly up years ago, Fortunately the Outerzone project in England has gathered RC plans that are no longer available where you can get a free pdf & building info.

1995 plan: https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=6971

1985 plan: https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=6811

Aircraft Spruce Bargain Bag 03-15900 & 03-40100

 

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Aluminum

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Evolution Rage B7-1/4” metal cutting saw

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Evolution Rage 2 Multi Purpose Cutting Chop Saw

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