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Battle of the Builders Photo Gallery

Jun 01, 2013 No Comments

The Scale Squadron of Southern California is hosting the Battle of the Builders static contest. RCX attendees can vote for their favorite plane … I haven’t put in my ballot yet but it’s going to be a tough decision!

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Diamond Hobby: New company, new planes!

Jun 01, 2013 No Comments

RCX is the very first show for a brand new company, Diamond Hobby, that will be distributing FMS  planes in the U.S. These plug-and-fly scale foamies come with motor, battery and radio gear installed and have amazing detail, including retracts, scale exhaust ports on the cowl, flaps, lights, pilot figures and more. One of my [...]

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RCX: 30-second setup!

Jun 01, 2013 No Comments

A lot of time and energy goes into setting up a huge show like RCX, but this time-lapse video makes it look easy! Check it out and be sure to stay tuned for updates throughout the weekend!

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Meet the Shadow UAV at RCX!

May 29, 2013 No Comments

This weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center, you can get up close and personal with a Shadow UAV at the U.S. National Guard booth! The RQ-7 Shadow UAV is used by the United States Army, Marine Corps, Australian Army and Swedish Army for reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition and battle damage assessment. Launched from a [...]

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WW II pilot sees footage of his Spitfire crash-landing!

May 29, 2013 26 Comments

Imagine you flew a Supermarine Spitfire out of an Allied base during WW II.  Now imagine you did a belly landing in one of those famous fighters and a flight surgeon from base captured the event on film. After the war, you and Doc visit, but lose touch decades later. You still remember the film, [...]

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It’s an RCX weekend!

May 29, 2013 No Comments

RCX is happening this weekend, at the Long Beach Convention Center where you can get up close and personal with the ultimate RC aircraft: a Shadow UAV! That’s right, the U.S. National Guard will have a Shadow UAV on display at their booth. You’ll also get to visit the soldering booth, watch professional pilots flying [...]

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Parrot AR.Drone stars in “Built for the Elements”

May 29, 2013 No Comments

The Parrot AR.Drone was one of the first “toy” quadcopters available, and with its “fly by iPhone” capability it brought the fun and excitement of “RC” to everyone. Now the latest version, 2.0, has starred in an action movie, “Built for the Elements.” I enjoyed the behind-the scenes film even more than the main attraction, [...]

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On the Road to RCX!

May 23, 2013 No Comments

Our friends at HobbyKing have started a road trip across the U.S., starting  from Joe Nall in South Carolina and ending up in Long Beach, CA for RCX June 1 & 2. It looks like they’re planning for a lot of aviation fun along the way! Check out their video from the road here. < [...]

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