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X1 AC Plus battery charger from Hitec

Jun 26, 2011 1 Comment

Whoever said you can’t take it with you? The new Hitec X1 AC Plus battery charger goes everywhere you go. It is capable of charging all types ofbatteries, is affordable and portable to answer all your battery charging needs. The 50-watt X1 AC Plus will charge all your batteries at rates from 0.1 to 6 [...]

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Can you name the Most Produced Biplane in the World?

Jun 25, 2011 No Comments

 With proportions making it an excellent project choice for RC, this aircraft was the most produced biplane in the world (40,000) and second most produced airplane ever, second only to the Cessna 172 (43,000.) It was uncomplicated and easy and gentle to fly.  The upper and lower wing panels were interchangeable.  The reliable and [...]

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Kondor Model Products Piper L-4 Grasshopper

Jun 25, 2011 No Comments

I am excited that we will be getting the new L-4 Grasshopper from KMP for review in MAN! The specs are: Wing Span: 90″; Engine: 20CC; Radio: 4 channel with dual aileron servos. Price is $380. Built up wood construction and covered with scale finish painted cloth, it looks like a winner. Will finn everyone [...]

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RC Combat On the Cheap–Video

Jun 22, 2011 3 Comments

At my club’s recent Father’s Day Fun Fly on June 18, 2011, we had a very successful and fun RC Combat event. Out club president Damon Rosenthal built several flying wing things from blue fan-fold insulation foam and inexpensive motors and electronics. (Motor’s cost $8) The event was a lot of fun and it added [...]

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Wing Tote–RC Travel Protection

Jun 21, 2011 2 Comments

If you travel to RC events and carry more than one plane, you know how easy it is to gather up dings and dents and other forms of road rash from taking your wings and planes in and out of your car or trailer. Wing Tote has been producing top quality bags and totes specially [...]

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My Favorite Airplane-Stearman PT-17 Kadet

Jun 21, 2011 5 Comments

Someone recently asked me what my all-time favorite airplane (real and RC) was. It was a tough decision and I had to pick between my two all time favs. The Piper J3 Cub and the Stearman PT-17 Kadet biplane. Well, after some soul searching I have decided it has to be the Stearman! I have [...]

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Nick Ziroli–Warbird Pilot!

Jun 20, 2011 5 Comments

Everyone in RC knows the name Ziroli and the father and son team of Nick Sr., and Jr. Nick the elder is known for being the father of giant scale Warbirds and Nick Jr., continues to be a driving force in the RC industry. Nick took over “Nick Ziroli Plans” when his father retired and turned it into [...]

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Fun Fly Saturday!

Jun 19, 2011 No Comments

I went out to the CCRCC flying field this weekend for a club fun fly! It started at 6AM for dawn patrol electrics and at 10am it was open flying for all. At 8pm it was extended flying for lighted RC planes with LED. We even had a fun RC combat event with foamie planes [...]

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