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Alliance Scale Compact Digital Pocket Scale

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Check this out! Here’s a handy way to weigh those small components for your latest micro flyer! It will weigh items up to 10.58 ounces and will indicate the measurement in grams and ounces. It’s powered by two AA batteries and has an auto shutoff feature. A handy plastic case makes it easy to store [...]

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Boca Bearings MX engine bearings

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Think all bearings are alike? Not so fast! Boca Bearing’s new MX bearings can work harder under harsh conditions, where engine shafts have to deal with a lot of side and radial load. These new bearings are avilable in a standard high-speed version with chrome steel balls or races and as a ceramic hybrid, with [...]

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Festo, a graceful RC flying bird (really!)

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Check out this RC bird! It flies by flapping its wings, but it is unlike any ornithopter I’ve seen before. It’s actually gracefull, and its body seems articulated and undulating, like that of a fish! I haven’t yet learned how to embed a video, so here’s the link: http://youtu.be/nnR8fDW3Ilo

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Your new website!

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Welcome to our new and improved website! We’ll be working to get all of the articles and updates moved over from the old website, but so far we all really like the new format. Hopefully you’ll find that this site is easier to navigate and to find specific information. You’ll also find some new areas, [...]

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Ethanol question

Apr 13, 2011 No Comments

Here in the northeast, ethanol in the gasoline that we buy at the gas station is a fact of life. Clarence Lee has indicated that RC gas engines should be run on gasoline with no ethanol. In the recent past, ethanol was only blended into our gas seasonally, but now I think it is included [...]

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Pumped carb vs. muffler pressure

Apr 13, 2011 2 Comments

Hi :  I read your “engine clinic ” articles all the time and enjoy them.  My question is this.   I was given an O.S. .70  4 stroke “Ultimate:” as a gift.  I would never have bought a pumped engine but I’m stuck with this one.  I’ve been running 4 strokes for the past 20 years a [...]

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Spektrum DX10t

Apr 11, 2011 No Comments

Check out this latest offering from Spektrum! Designed to take advantage of a radio harness, it’s sleek and thin, and it’s fully customizable for flying planes and helicopters as well as driving surface vehicles!   Here’s the press release from Spektrum: Giant-scale bombers, battleships, battle bots if your RC passion is off the beaten path [...]

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Bob Walker’s Benoist

Apr 10, 2011 5 Comments

  Check out Bob Walker’s Benoist on its first test-float. Bob designed and built this model after the 1914 plane that was the world’s first scheduled airliner, carrying passengers between St. Petersburg and Tampa, cutting down on the nearly all-day trip into a 23-minute flight! It only made 172 flights and was cut short because [...]

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