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Painting Scale Pilot Helmets

May 28, 2014 No Comments

I put a huge amount of detail in the helmets of my Best Pilots pilot figures because its the topmost thing that’s viewed when your pilot is sitting in the cockpit. Most flight helmets are leather and that’s what’s shown in the December 2011 issue of MAN. The following technique works like magic in replicating [...]

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Wow the Crowd with a Slow Roll!

May 28, 2014 No Comments

Want to spice up this weekend’s flying? The slow roll is a challenging classic maneuver that’s actually much harder to perform than it looks. With a little practice, though, you’ll be ready to put on a show!  Enter straight and level, full-power roll left Slowly add right rudder Maximum right rudder Smoothly release right rudder [...]

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RCX Takes Flight in Orange County!

May 19, 2014 No Comments

It was yet another blockbuster for RCX, the Ultimate Radio Control Expo, as thousands descended upon the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, on May 17-18. It was two perfect days of nonstop action as RC fans packed the sidelines of the fly indoor and outdoor fly zones and tracks. The weekend [...]

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Losi 5IVE-Ts Airing It Out at RCX!

May 18, 2014 No Comments

Nothing beats going big over jumps–especially when you’re going big with 1/5 scale trucks! The Losi guys are wowing the crowds at RCX with sub-orbital sky shots, proving just how tough the Losi 5IVE-T platform is. RCX is rolling strong here at the OC Fair & Event Center, get here if you can!

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Rotor Drones make their appearance!

May 17, 2014 No Comments

Cal-Poly in the house! Students there are programming UAV quads to fly autonomously. Pretty cool!

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Hot new 50cc Extra from Aerobeez at RCX

May 17, 2014 No Comments

Alan with Aerobeez shows off his new 50cc Extra. This 90-inch-span aerobat comes with control surfaces attached and is an easy electric conversion. It costs $629 and also comes in red.

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testing the playlist

May 16, 2014 No Comments

RCX – Greatest RC Show Ever – MAY 17-18, 2014

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Fly the Blender

May 13, 2014 1 Comment

Although I enjoy all aspects of RC aircraft, I truly enjoy aerobatics. Often, people who are just getting into aerobatics ask me how to perform some of the most difficult maneuvers out there and become discouraged when they can’t succeed. I tell them that one aerobatic maneuver builds on another. For example, you can’t build [...]

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