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Easy DIY Gaskets

Sep 15, 2012 3 Comments

In this question of the week, John Reid talks about how to make replacement gaskets for your engine-to-muffler connection using automotive gasket material. It’s easier than you may think!

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Horizon Hobby Air Show video coverage

Sep 05, 2012 No Comments

Check out the action at the Horizon Hobby Air Show

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HoverBike Breakthrough?

Aug 22, 2012 No Comments

Anyone who has grown up in the “Star Wars” generation knows there are all sorts of great flying vehicles planed for our intergalactic future. But what about now? Well, we caught wind of a very ambitious project called the “HoverBike”. The brainchild of  Chris Malloy, this could just be the answer to that old childhood [...]

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Phil Herrington’s Scale Slope Soaring Fire Bomber

Aug 20, 2012 8 Comments

Due to its steady winds, strong lift, and generous grass landing areas, we see some impressive slope gliders on the the slopes over Wilson Lake in Lucas, Kansas.  Phil flew his Neptune a couple days before the 19th annual Midwest Slope Challenge in May 2012. Phil saw the prototype airplane in action near his home [...]

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E-flite Habu 2

Aug 17, 2012 4 Comments

Made of tough Z-Foam, the new ParkZone Habu 2 BNF Basic sports a brighter trim scheme than its popular predecessor and can accommodate optional retracts and flaps. Getting this Bind-N-Fly snake airborne couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is attach the wing and tail assemblies, plug the servos into the proper receiver ports, [...]

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Laser Beaming Recharges UAV in Flight

Aug 11, 2012 No Comments

Fighter jets can refuel in the air, but what about small, electrically powered drones? LaserMotive built a system to charge drones via laser and keep them aloft indefinitely. Tom Nugent likes to call his company’s current project a “wireless extension cord.” Not a bad analogy for LaserMotive’s laser transmitter/receiver system, which recently beamed enough energy [...]

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Avitron Flying Bird

Jul 25, 2012 No Comments

Man has always wanted to fly like a bird and for years wing-flapping machines and models have been in development. Even Leonardo da Vinci made famous sketches for a Man-carrying machine. Known as Ornothopters, these bird-like RC models are a lot of fun to fly. Available from RCFlyingBird.com he latest to hit the market is the [...]

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RCX: The Ultimate Radio Control Expo!

Jul 11, 2012 No Comments
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