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Eagle Tree Systems New Standalone G-Force Sensors

Oct 30, 2011 No Comments

Eagle Tree has consistently lead the industry in affordable onboard telemetry.  One of their newest is the Standalone G-Force sensor capable of collecting forces in three axis.  Using a seven segment LED the readout provides the encoutered forces in tenth’s of G forces.  The microsensors are fully compatible with their V3/V4 and On Screen Displays [...]

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2DogRC to announce a new addition to their line up of Dualsky Motors

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

Be on the lookout for an announcement from Mark at 2DogRC on the newest addition to their lineup of Dualsky RTR motors.  I have seen what is coming and it is really cool stuff.  The new product will certainly be here just in time for the indoor flying season.  Here is their website:   http://www.2dogrc.com/ [...]

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Dualsky Introduces Their Newest EA Series Brushless Motors

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

Dualsky continues to provide high quality motors to the RC market with the release of additions to their EA series of the XM motors.  The XM2223EA and the XM2227EA are small but powerful and an excellent choice for small wings.  These new motors feature an improved front cover for better heat dissipation, increased rigidity in [...]

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Unmanned Flight

Oct 27, 2011 No Comments

Last year I had the opportunity to fly a really cool plane in the Terracam Hawkeye.  This was a project designed to measure agricultural crop moisture through infrared photography.  The Hawkeye is designed with an onboard IR camera plus it had another camera that beamed a signal to the ground so my co-piolot could see [...]

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Can you feel what you fly without a full-scale flight lesson?

Oct 26, 2011 No Comments

I have been fortunate to fly 100′s of RC airplanes and a few full scale planes as well.  I know from experience when I flew full-scale airplanes that on some good days I felt like the plane and I were one.  I could hear, feel, smell and see what was right and maintained a heightened [...]

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My First MAN Article

Oct 26, 2011 No Comments

A few years ago I submitted this article to MAN.  It was selected and published in the first issues of On The Flight Line. Density Altitude We all have visions that our planes will fly wonderfully simply because we took the time to carefully build them.  We may also believe our new ARF or RTF [...]

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The wind is shifting as winter approaches

Oct 16, 2011 No Comments

So all summer you learned to take-off and land on runway 18 into a south wind.  Likely your club has a runway alignment to accommodate prevailing winds when much of your flying takes place.  But now as the winds shift one has to begin learning and experiencing a new runway.  While it seems easy, many [...]

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The wind is shifting as winter approaches

Oct 16, 2011 No Comments

So all summer you learned to take-off and land on runway 18 into a south wind.  Likely your club has a runway alignment to accommodate prevailing winds when much of your flying takes place.  But now as the winds shift one has to begin learning and experiencing a new runway.  While it seems easy, many [...]

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