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Spherical flying machine

Jan 11, 2012 4 Comments

Check out this flying RC sphere!  It takes off vertically and can land in any attitude. A propeller in the “front” and internal wings allow it to fly horizontally, and it can hover for 8 minutes. Now I want one!  

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Master the Outside Loop

Jan 11, 2012 No Comments

 Just as in the traditional inside loop, smoothness, precision and geometry are the keys to success in performing the outside loop. To fly in a graceful manner, you’ll need to take advantage of your computer radio and fully utilize both dual rates and exponential. A traditional aerobatic model uses 12 degrees of elevator deflection, 30 [...]

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Engine Cleaning 101

Jan 11, 2012 11 Comments

Engine not running right? Does it flame out during hovering maneuvers? Is it running hot or lack oomph? It might just need a good cleaning; varnish and carbon deposits may be preventing it from its maximum power potential. In this article, the engine guru Dave Gierke will take you step by step through engine disassembly, cleaning [...]

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RealFlight 6 Reviewed

Jan 10, 2012 7 Comments

  It’s no big secret that one of the greatest assets to the hobby has been the RC flight simulator. Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned pro, it’s one of those things you almost can’t live without. The first generations of simulators were quite basic when it came to performance, and the appearance [...]

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Win the MAN cover plane!

Jan 10, 2012 5 Comments

Like us on Facebook and you could win the actual cover plane from the January issue of Model Airplane News! This completely built Precision Aerobatics Bandit comes ready to fly, with complete power and radio systems installed and with an Optic 6 transmitter. This huge prize package is worth over $1,200! Specifications •             Wingspan: 50 [...]

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A Warthog on Skis!

Jan 09, 2012 1 Comment

My Canadian friend Jean Tardif send this video of his A-10 Thunderbolt flying off snow skis. I told him he is obviously having too much fun and that his aircraft is the first A-10 I’ve even seen on skis. Watch the clip … bet you can’t help but smile! Jean has since told me more about [...]

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Blade mQX Quad-Copter

Jan 06, 2012 No Comments

Straight from a science-fiction movie and ready to fly, this machine is engineered to be remarkably responsive and fun to fly. It features AS3X stabilization system, so it has control that rivals that of much larger machines. Indoors or out, breezy or calm, the mQX will let you fly with complete confidence. The RTF version [...]

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ElectriFly Gee Bee R-1

Jan 06, 2012 No Comments

This great-looking racer sports a 38.5-inch wingspan and comes with a brushless motor system and 4 microservos installed. The no-glue assembly only takes a few minutes, so you can add your 4-channel receiver and 2200mAh 3S LiPo and head to the field in minutes. The Gee Bee’s AeroCell foam construction makes it light enough for exciting [...]

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