Nine Lives Aviation accident investigators have suggested over the years that in many cases a string of events occurred well before an accident. Some have said pilots might in fact use their proverbial nine lives prior to catastrophic events. The National Safety and Transportation Board statistics indicate something like 83% of all accidents are caused [...]
One of the major differences between full-scale flight and radio control is obviously no one is in the cockpit. But, if we could be in the cockpit, what would we be likely looking at throughout the flight? My experience tells me airspeed would be a continuous part of my visual scan of the instruments. On [...]
If you don’t have one of these to make sure you can charge just about any battery you are missing a real time saver. I use one with my LiPo Locker and I can easily connect to all my different battery types. The setup even provides a couple of blank leads so you can add [...]
Check these out if you are making the switch to new LiPo or Li-ion onboard power supplies. With the use of programmable BEC’s like Castle’s BEC pro you can make sure you have plenty of power to fly all day instead of worrying that at any minute the bottom is going to fall of your [...]
This newly improved voltage checker is something I use all the time. The previous version used LED’s to show the condition of the battery, but only measured 4 and 5-cell NiCd/NiMH batteries, or 2-cell LiPo’s, with a maximum voltage of 15v. The newest model now provides an easy to read LCD screen with voltage to 20v, battery [...]
Hope to have this in the hanger next week. Check back to follow my impressions. The Superfly X comes in three versions: A brushless receiver ready version just needs your RX and TX, a brushed RTF and a brushless kit requiring servos and receiver. The Superfly X is EPO foam. http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php/rc-planes/airplanes/rc-gliders/hobby-people-superfly-x-kit-bl-motor-4-blade-prop-ailerons.htmlSpecifications • Wing Span: 54.5in [...]
I have been flying this EPP foam 3D plane for a while and I constantly tweak the aircraft to get exactly what I want in the air. Be on the lookout for this review in the up coming months. The Extra is a large 3D airplane capable of full aerobatics and 3D flight.
If you are like me and fly a lot, you also charge your batteries often. Safety is a priority, but no matter what, I get distracted. I work in my attached garage so if anything happened while charging a LiPo, I would be in big trouble. The LiPo Locker is a wonderful addition to my [...]