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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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ParkZone F-27Q Stryker

Apr 08, 2011 No Comments

Here’s the latest from the creative mind of master designer Quique Somenzini! Get a thrilling blend of speed and aerobatic precision with this flying wing. The Z-Foam, fiberglass-reinforced airframe comes with a brushless power system and digital servos installed, functional twin rudders for precision maneuvers and a nose wheel and plastic landing skids. The PNP [...]

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ElectriFly F-16 Fighting Falcon

Apr 08, 2011 No Comments

ElectriFly F-16 Fighting Falcon With its included inrunner brushless motor and HyperFlow ducted-fan unit, this jet has been clocked at speeds of more than 90mph! It can be hand- or bungee-launched and features a fiberglass fuselage with built-up wing and stabilizer covered in MonoKote. This 22.5-inch-span jet costs $219.99. electrifly.com

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