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Review: Century Agusta A109

Mar 20, 2012 6 Comments

A scale RC helicopter never fails to grab everyone’s attention at the field. Scale helis have always had a special fascination for me and in recent years it seems the distributors and manufacturers have taken notice of the increasing interest level many of us have in this phase of RC. Scale helicopter fuselages are readily [...]

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Review: Hacker Extra 330SC Profile

Mar 20, 2012 No Comments

Hacker Model in concert with Hacker Motors has introduced the Extra 330SC 3D aerobatic EPP foam profile aircraft.  Advertised as “almost unbreakable”, the 330 Extra is a fairly large 3D foamy with a wing span of 39.37” (1000mm) and a fuselage length of 39.76” (1010mm).  The plane is designed for a minimum of 4 channels [...]

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Glow Plug Q&A: idle bars, temp ratings & more!

Mar 14, 2012 6 Comments

HOW DOES AN IDLE BAR HELP WITH THE IDLE? The idle bar is there to keep the glow plug from getting extinguished when the engine is throttled up. When the engine is idling, it has a tendency to pool up some fuel in the crankcase so when the engine is throttled up, that puddle is [...]

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Flight checks for 3D flight

Mar 14, 2012 1 Comment

A series of flight checks are required to program your radio for 3D flying. These flights should not be viewed as practice flights, but a time to evaluate your plane’s tendencies and fine-tune your radio setup. It’s therefore important to conduct your initial flight checks in calm conditions to make it easier to detect your [...]

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Cool air-to-air video

Mar 07, 2012 1 Comment

This is still one of the best FPV videos we’ve ever seen. We love the Blohm & Voss flying boat, the scenery, the view from behind the “greenhouse” canopy … it just doesn’t get better than this. Thanks to chrisko1850 for posting it to YouTube for our viewing pleasure!  

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Crazy Slope Aerobatics

Mar 07, 2012 12 Comments

Think gliders are, well, boring & technical? You’ll change your mind after watching this amazing YouTube video created by Jean-Marc Zuliani (jmzuliani on YouTube). This glider is equipped with a GoPro camera for a “from the cockpit” view and the aerobatics it does will blow your mind! The scenery alone was enough to make me want to head [...]

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Fly the Cuban-8

Mar 07, 2012 6 Comments

This precision aerobatic maneuver looks like a figure-S lying on its side. It consists of a 3/4 loop with a 1/2, roll as the plane flies inverted downward at a 45·degree angle, followed by another ¾ loop and another 1/2 roll during the second descending angle. It is especially impressive when performed close to the [...]

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Exclusive sneak Peek: Futaba T18MZ

Mar 07, 2012 7 Comments

Whether young of old, most of us have something exotic that we yearn after, even though we know perfectly well that it isn’t a necessity or even attainable. For some, it may be a Porsche GT, while for other it’s a blood red Ducati Desmosedici that gets the pulse racing. For us RC guys, you [...]

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