Tail-dragger Tips & Tech

Oct 22, 2014 No Comments by

Though many scale airplanes are equipped with tricycle landing gear, planes with tailwheels — tail-draggers — remain very popular. It is fair to say that most of the RC airplanes flown today fall into the tail-dragger category. In the air, tail-draggers behave just like tricycle-gear aircraft do, but on the ground, it’s another story altogether. [...]

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Workshop Tip — Installing Snow Skis on your RC plane

Oct 22, 2014 1 Comment by

Well, don’t look now, but the winter is fast approaching. Instead of packing your models away for storage, why not extend your flying season and embrace the white stuff with DU-BRO Snowbird Skis!? Like the hard working bush pilots of the outback and great Northwest, attaching skis to your RC airplane can turn any semi-flat [...]

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Hitec Energy Sport Speed Controls

Oct 21, 2014 No Comments by

We’ve always been fans of Hitec servos — available in every size under the sun and with the reliability and performance we need. In recent years they’ve come out with some great radios, chargers and even airplanes, and now they’ve added a sport flier series of speed controls to their lineup! We can’t wait to [...]

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Air Age Media Partners with UAV Systems Association

Oct 21, 2014 No Comments by

We’re proud to announce that Air Age Media, publisher of RotorDrone, is joining with the UAV Systems Association in mutual support of the rapidly emerging drone and quadcopter industry, and its potential to cause a tremendous shift in our everyday lives. First up is the Drone Expo being held December 13 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports [...]

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Flight Journal Nominated for Most Inspirational Story — Cast Your Vote Today!

Oct 20, 2014 No Comments by

We are incredibly proud that our sister publication, Flight Journal, is a finalist in the Barnes & Noble/ NOOK Readers’ Choice Newsstand Awards! “Nocturnal Gamble” by Martin K.A. Morgan, featured in our December 2014 D-Day issue, was chosen from hundreds of entries in the Most Inspirational Story category. Please take the time to vote today [...]

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E-flite UMX Habu S DF180 BNF

Oct 20, 2014 No Comments by

Listen up, speed freaks: this tiny jet is your ticket to ride! With a wingspan of just 14.6 inches,  this ultramicro model will keep your thumbs busy indoors and out. And because it has AS3X flight stabilization, it performs like a much larger model. Here’s what E-flite has to say: The E-flite® UMX™ Habu S DF180 [...]

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3D printed UAV with integrated motors!

Oct 16, 2014 1 Comment

3D printing technology can create some amazing things, but how about a UAV that includes integrated electric ducted fans? Designed and built by a Boeing-assisted team at the University of Sheffield, this aircraft weighs 7.7 pounds and can fly at 45mph using its integrated motor. It is made up of modules that are bolted together, [...]

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Tips for Getting Started with Electric Airplanes

Oct 14, 2014 5 Comments

Today, more than ever we are enjoying a literal “Golden Age” of RC electric flight. The amount of quality motors, batteries, controllers and connectors is just about limitless as are the types and sizes of airplanes you can fly with E-power. Even though there are plenty of plug n play packages out there where you [...]

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