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Exclusive Sneak Peek — Spektrum DX 18

Apr 20, 2012 4 Comments

Wow! I am working on my review of the new DX18 radio system from Spektrum. Featuring 10 channels and expandable to 18, this radio system is pretty impressive. Here’s a short-list of functions and features! Getting acquainted  When you first take grab hold of the DX18 transmitter you’ll notice its nice No-Slip Rubber Grips making the [...]

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Sky Limit Monitor from Winged Shadow Systems

Apr 19, 2012 No Comments

The “Sky Limit” module monitors altitude and/or flight times of  RC planes. When the plane reaches a user-specified altitude or time limit, it automatically reduces the throttle to a preset level. Applications include: altitude-limited electric soaring (ALES) competition, altitude limiting to meet Club/AMA rules and regulations, keeping planes within visual range, fun-fly and club contests, or just having [...]

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Keep your Engine Happy

Apr 17, 2012 7 Comments

Our readers are constantly coming up with great ways to maximize their enjoyment of the RC  hobby. Whether it is a simpler way to solve a recurring problem, or a better way to save some cash, our Shop Tips mailbag is always full. Here are a few tips for keeping your RC engine happy. Clean [...]

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Now this is a Big RC Triplane!

Apr 17, 2012 No Comments

Well, I just bought a 1/3-scale Balsa USA Fokker Triplane Kit at the Toledo show and when I posted that on my FaceBook page, I got a comment from that “Mr Giant” RC guy Bill Hemple! Can you believe he is working on a super duper giant scale Triplane. it is 65% scale and has [...]

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3D Night Flying

Apr 17, 2012 2 Comments

If you ever wondered what 3D RC Heli night flying is all about, check this clip out. Posted by RacerBoom, this bit of nocternal pyrotechniqes features Bobby Watts and Bert Krammerer at the Heli Invasion Night Show.  

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Toledo Show Winners and Special Awards

Apr 16, 2012 5 Comments

The planes and models on display were again the stars of the show at the 58th annual Hobby show in Toledo, OH. And would you believe an RC Dragon won Best in Show? Must have been that “Scale” paint job that did it! That, or the incredible craftsmanship and quality of the over-all project… Anyway, [...]

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ZP — A New Name For Zenoah

Apr 14, 2012 3 Comments

Zenoah, the name for quality, great running engines has had a make-over and a name change. ZP engines are now all equiped with electronic ignitions and benefit with a signifigant weight savings. Also, the power band is increased compared to the magnito equiped versions and there are other improvements making the engines even better. On [...]

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Fire-Breathing RC Flying Dragon

Apr 14, 2012 16 Comments

Inspired by an animated movie, Rick Hamel’s fire-breathing, turbine powered dragon was the standout in the static display contest at the Toledo Weak Signals show. Yes, it actually breathes fire and it flies while powered by a turbine engine. It features composite construction, with over 62 individually molded parts, and an amazing “scale” paint job. No wonder [...]

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