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MPI’s LiFe Charging Switch and LED

Feb 21, 2012 No Comments

If you fly LiFe battery packs, you will love the newest addition to the MPI’s lineup of charging switches.  These switches include an LED readout with green, amber and red lights to let you quickly know the condition of your flight pack.  Check out their complete lineup of charging switches for all types of batteries. [...]

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Hot Wire Foam Factory Styroplast

Feb 21, 2012 No Comments

Hot Wire Foam Factory recently introduced their new Styroplast two-part coating for all foams.  When mixed you have about 12-15 minutes of working time and when cured the coating becomes fire-proof, water-proof, and hardens to protect all foam surfaces without adding a lot of weight to the foam.  The possibilities for use are extensive and [...]

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It’s SWAP meet time!

Jan 26, 2012 No Comments

I have said this before, but I love swap meets.  It is a blast seeing all the planes people have put there heart and sole into as well as the all the stuff people no longer feel they need.  I have found some great deals and always appreciate those active hobby shops and vendors that [...]

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Ogar SZD-45

Jan 26, 2012 No Comments

I wanted to post a few photos of the Ogar SZD-45 plus a video as soon as I get it adjusted to fit the website.  This is a huge powered glider that is capable of hauling a load for airborne camera work.  

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It’s Swap Meet Time!

Jan 05, 2012 No Comments

It seems the early part of the year around the midwest is the time for indoor swap meets.  These are a great time and if you thought you knew the wide variety of models and equipment you are mistaken.  I go to just see all the stuff people have.  One thing that always impresses me [...]

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MPI improves their Heavy Duty Charge Switch for LiFe

Jan 05, 2012 No Comments

I have used MPI products for years and I know from experience they are always making improvements.  Their newest, to be released soon, is the 6272 MPI HD Charge switch w/ LED Indicator improved to accommodate LiFe batteries.  Their previous model was designed for LiPo and Li-ion cells at 7.4 volts.  The newest version will [...]

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Just fly for fun

Jan 05, 2012 No Comments

I suppose I am spoiled as I live on 20 acres and have my own flying field.  I do my best to keep planes ready to fly and the other day I looked up and saw my trusty eFlite Alpha 450.  I grabbed a couple of batteries and walked to the runway.  It had been [...]

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How Big is Your Fuel Tank?

Dec 15, 2011 1 Comment

I see this often and that is a kit with a fuel tank that is not labeled or identified in the instructions as to the size in ounces.  There is an easy way to resolve this simply by weighing the tank both empty and full.  Fuel (15%) is typically about 20 grams/ounce.  Be sure to [...]

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