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Hobby People DHC-2 Beaver .46 in for review

Dec 06, 2011 4 Comments

VQ Models has just released their DHC-2 Beaver in British Military colors.  I will be reviewing the .46 version from Hobby People.  Here are some details: Specifications • Wingspan: 63.7in ( 1620 mm) • Length: 43.9 in ( 1115 mm ); • Engine: 46 two stroke, 52. 4-stroke; • Motor: 4120/05 and 5 cells 5000mah [...]

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Get your CG Correct Early in the Build

Nov 26, 2011 No Comments

I build a lot of planes each year.  One of the best things I have available to me not just after I build, but while I build, is the CG Machine.  I say this because many times instructions are arbitrary in the fact they suggest components, and the variability of these components may cause issues [...]

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Cleaning the Workshop

Nov 11, 2011 1 Comment

Over the years I have built most of my planes in my garage.  Air conditioning was pretty easy as I just turned it on when I needed some relief, but heating was another story.  So now I am installing a new wood furnace to keep the garage warm day and night.  It seemed like a [...]

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Who Mentored You?

Nov 04, 2011 No Comments

When I was about eight or nine my good friend Wes and I would spend countless summer hours in his attic looking at old issues of Model Airplane News from the 1950′s and 60′s.  We soon were building rubber powered silk span planes and .049 control line combat planes that we flew in the neighbor’s [...]

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What’s on your Holiday Shopping List?

Nov 04, 2011 No Comments

I am seeing those holiday commercials so it must mean we are approaching the season of giving.  I hope you will join in here and provide some of the items you think should be a part of every RC hobbyist’s wish list.  Let me start by making a few suggestion of items I use all [...]

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Unmanned Flight Rules on Hold with FAA

Nov 04, 2011 2 Comments

As of October 18, 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Program Office (UAPO) has put on hold their decision as to the need to adjust any of the previous Advisory Circular 91-57 issued in June of 1981.  At this point it could be February 2012 before we have a proposed rule.  The advisory [...]

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Eagle Tree Systems Guardian Stabilization for the OSD Pro

Oct 30, 2011 No Comments

First Person Flight (FPV) is advancing within the RC industry and among hobbyists.  The new Guardian Stabilization system is an on-board system that provides extremely high resolution stability for your fixed wing and elevon aircraft.  The Guardian system is used in concert with the OSD Pro and provides both minimal and advanced setup features.  You [...]

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Eagle Tree Systems Upgrades their Standalone Altimeter to V4

Oct 30, 2011 No Comments

If you have never had the chance to experience on-board telemetry, start with an Eagle Tree Systems altimeter.  These are so easy to use.  Simply plug the altimeter into your receiver and it will log your altitude and hold that altitude in memory until you power off and on or exceed the value of the [...]

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