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BP Hobbies Cheetah LiPo Packs

Nov 14, 2011 No Comments

BP Hobbies’ new exclusive line Cheetah LiPo battery packs are high performance 35C packs at value prices with packs starting as low as $6.25. Every battery comes with standard JST-XH balance connectors and either a red JST or a 4mm Banana discharge plug. Sizes are available in 7.4V to 14.8V and 360mAh to 2200mAh. Each [...]

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New A6M Zero from Seagull

Nov 11, 2011 No Comments

If you are looking for something a little different, the new Seagull A6M Zero is a beautiful .75 – .91 ARF is for you. A sport scale model of the infamous Japanese WWII fighter this south pacific fighter this classic fighter is a great addition for any RC hangar. The airframe is built up wood and covered [...]

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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome — MHRCS Helps preserve the magic!

Nov 11, 2011 No Comments

For those of you that have attended the rc Jamboree held each year in September or have frequented the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, in Rhinebeck, NY, you may be interested in the following campaign to improve the Aerodrome facilities. This canpaign is being offered by the RC Jamboree host R/C club, The Mid-Hudson RC Society. MHRCS Matching Grant for Old [...]

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Spektrum “G-Force” Model Monitor Sensors

Nov 11, 2011 No Comments

Now you can accurately measure the G-Force on your models using either the 8G or 40G Aircraft Telemetry Model Monitor from Spektrum. Smaller models can be measured on all 3-axes up to 8Gs. For larger models, or for those just looking to see the G-Force effects on their aircraft (up to 40Gs on 2-axes), there’s [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History November 9

Nov 09, 2011 No Comments

1988: the U.S. Air Force publicly unveils the Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft.   1972: The world’s first geostationary communications satellite, Canada’s Anik-1 was launched from Florida. The project was a joint venture by Telesat Canada and the Hughes Aircraft Company.   1967: The Apollo 4 mission is launched. The mission was an unmanned [...]

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Accuracy in Aviation Movies — Good or Bad — Hollywood’s Films Retelling of History?

Nov 08, 2011 56 Comments

The new George Lucas film “Red Tails” a film about the WW2 Tuskegee Airman, is still several months away from release and already there’s a wave of “Pros and Cons” about whether people will want to go and see it or not because of all the hype! Let’s face it Hollywood has produced some really amazing and entertaining films [...]

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Optimize your Model’s Fuel System — Improving engine performance and reliability

Nov 07, 2011 5 Comments

Good engine performance and reliable starts depend on a properly installed and maintained fuel system. When you think about it, RC model airplanes rely on two basic systems to fly, the radio system and the power system. Whether you have a nitro burning glow engine or a high octane gasoline sipping power plane, if your engine [...]

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Walt Disney’s “Planes” Teaser… Cool!!!

Nov 05, 2011 4 Comments

Cool! Disney has launched the first teaser trailer for Planes, their upcoming Cars spin-off focusing on the planes from that world. This isn’t another full Pixar film or even a short film, instead it’s a straight-to-DVD spin-off for Disney to sell to younger audiences, as young kids totally love the Cars universe.    The trailer [...]

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