Two days of nonstop action … thousands of excited RC fans packed the sidelines of the tracks, flightlines and boat pond … the sounds of motors roaring and engines gunning filled the Long Beach Convention Center … this was RCX 2012! The dust is settling in Long Beach, but everyone is still talking about last [...]
Because it’s used in so many other maneuvers, it’s important to perfect this one and add it to your foundation repertoire. High-speed rolls are generally easier to start with because inertia is a tremendous help. Long, graceful rolls are usually done at medium to high speed to allow inertia to help keep the maneuver axial. [...]
Gyro Mounting The helicopter’s tail rotor performance is directly related to the gyro’s performance. Improper mounting and vibration reduce the gyro’s ability to provide tail rotor corrections resulting in a tail that is less responsive and decreased yaw corrections. A gyro that has come loose will make the model uncontrollable, invariably resulting in a crash. [...]
This year’s RCX sponsors gave away over $20,000 in prizes to lucky attendees! They deserve a big round of applause for their support of the show and our hobby. GOLD SPONSORS Horizon, Hobbico, HP, Sunshine Systems, Banana Hobby, HobbyTron, NitroRCX, Hitec, Losi, Great Planes, Airtronics, Multiplex & HobbyPartz SILVER SPONSORS Byron, Thunder Power, Pacific Coast Hobbies, [...]
A pilot from DW Foamies takes center stage while hovering his flat-foam aerobat. The indoor area hosted flying from beginning to end of the show and was about the size of a basketball court — big enough that interpid micro jet pilots even flew the circuit! (To do that, you really need fast thumbs … 1 second-turn!, [...]
Align showed off their high-performance machines, which not only look great with blue anodized parts and great-looking painted canopies, but they also can perform amazing aerobatic stunts. Align has everything from ready-to-fly micro models to 700 and bigger kits and even a 450 ready-to-fly machine!
The Great Planes booth was a popular spot, with two RealFlight 6 flight simulator stations set up for pilots and newcomers to try their hand at flying an aerobat, float plane or jet! With more than 65 airplane and 15 helicopter to choose from, countless flying areas, personal flight training and more, RealFlight is a [...]